Backflash May 2020 – Dear Diary (May 22nd, 2012)

In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers the new series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.
For May 2020 I selected a post from May 2012. At that time I posted way less posts than nowadays and the posts for the diary were just titeled “Dear Diary”. The post also takes us back to the time, when Mistress way my Ehesklavin (fond memories!). This is a part of us and our history, that is still important for us and for me and by the green lights, that I get every once in a while, it is kept alive and Mistress Jenny is and will stay also “mine”.
But back to 2012 …


Dear Diary

As mentioned in several posts before this blog is also just a diary for Jenny, my family and friends in SL and for myself. And this post is a diary post saving memories from the last week up to today. Last week we first continued playing at Sarah’s new patio. On Tuesday, May 15th, Z visited us and I enjoyed surfing through her rlv-folder.

As this last week was about bondage and having Tyra and Virgo as our “guests” the party on Friday night consistently was about bondage.  Again we enjoyed great music from Virgo who was nicely tied down with Tyra. And several other toys attended the night tied down. This is SL and here you can dance to some extent even tied down and more important –  you can also spin records!
Then last week we noticed a lot of dust in our house and thus Tyra and later Virgo became our maids to keep the house clean. Jenny did a great job selecting their uniforms. They really look just amazing in their skirts! Last night we had a real weired scene with “The head”. It all began with some disciplinary actions for Angelique. She was put into her latex bag and made helplessly. Then we tried to forcily teleport her to us but that failed already with the first place we choosed. Angel did tp back immediately several times until i took that ability before she could tp back. But then there was just her head left. It looked completely weired. We went back home and teleported the head to us. She didn’t respond in main nor did she in IM. Finally we but a pole under her head and buildt a stage. That’s in short the story behind the picture above. I’m curious to hear what happened. But I can tell, we had fun.

Last but not least – on May 21st, 2008 I met Jenny. And of course we celebrate in our way – for example by wearing the hairstyle we had in 2008. The picture below is not from 2008, it’s from last night. Look how Jenny’s locket beams. Thank you for all your love and devotion, Mrs. Maurer, my Ehesklavin. Thank you for having me! Nothing compares to you.


Remark: What happened to Angelique was a SL bug. She seemed to be online (as “the head” but wasn’t). She emailed me, but I couldn’t help. Then the next day Jenny proposed to restart our sim and that did help. In the meanwhile Angel had already sent an email to me and was asking for a sim restart. Things overlapped. Happily this bug occurs rarely – and we were happy to have Angel back.

Link to the original post:
https://themaurers.me/2012/05/22/dear-diary/

Art in Second Life 2020 (27) Extempore Gallery and Lounge

After my blogpost about the April exhibition at La Maison d’Aneli (read here) I had contact with one of the artists who were featured in this exhibition – Etamae.
Etamae is from the UK and began taking photographs and then turning those photographs into digital art in 2018.
Her first passion was erotic art and I had come across Etamae in 2019 the first time when I visited her exhibtion “Dominance and Submission” at Elevate Femdom (see here).

And more of etamae’s erotic art can be seen at Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery which is “a little edgy, somewhat sensual centered about the erotic and the BDSM lifestyle” and hence does fit to my personal passion. On Monday, April 27th, I visited Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery (see my blogpost here).

Besides owning Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery Etamae owns two other galleries and I visited one of them on Thursday April 30th: The Extempore Gallery and Lounge.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of etamae’s own art

At the Extempore Gallery and Lounge Etamae showcases pictures taken in Second Life and manipulated in particular by recolouring and adding light effects to them as well as some animated permantently changing pictures. Etamae is not defined by just one style or area of art, she plays with different patterns and tries herself out in a broader spectrum of art.

At the Extempore Gallery and Lounge Etamae not only showcases her own art but provides the space also to other artists. At the time of my visit the gallery featured also the art from: CybeleMoon (hana.hoobinoo), Patrick Moya, Sophie Marie Sinclair (perpetua1010), Aneli Abeyante, Jipe Loon, Patrick Ireland (PatrickofIreland), Harry Cover (impossibleisnotfrench) and Safar Fiertze.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of Patrick Moya’s art

I saw already some of Patrick Moya (moja janus)’s art. I came across him in 2017 when I visited his Moya Land (read Simploring 2017 (56) Moya).
Patrick Moya (born 1955 in Troyes, France), is a French artist. He is a part of the artistic movement “Ecole de Nice”. Moya has been at the forefront since the 1970s of straddling the latest forms of media and technology to benefit art rather than rendering it extinct.
(excerpt from wikipedia).
He is an early pioneer of video art and is active with his art in Second Life since 2007 in addition to his work in the physical world. The barriers between the two worlds do blur in his artistic work. Moya Patrick (moya janus) has also a website http://moyapatrick.com/ with tons of information about his work and about Moya in Second Life. Unfortunately it is in French only.
At the Extempore Gallery and Lounge we see examples and drafts of at Moya label in many different variations. I’m not sure, but somehow it felt familiar, I might have seen some ot the exhibits already before

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of CybeleMoon (hana.hoobinoo)’s art

I also came across CybeleMoon or Hana Hoobinoo already a few times, the last time when I visited “The Itakos Project and Art Gallery“ (read here). Cybele’s picture always have a fantasy background and often show portraits or people in a peaceful, mostly hazy fantasy world. Her pictures seem to tell a story, that you have to make up yourself.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of Sophie Marie Sinclair (perpetua1010)’s art

Sophie Marie Sinclair is a RL painter and book author. She mainly paints nude from models and abstract art. She loves to experiment with different kind of paint and lithography. She has made several book illustrations and was for many years political cartoonist for a well known satire magazine. She lived and worked in the Unites States, Australia, Rome and Monaco.
At Extempore Gallery and Lounge you can see some of her “Inpirations in Red”, powerful paintings in red with a fantastic 3D-effect.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of Aneli Abeyante and Jipe Loon’s art

Aneli Abeyante, who runs La Maison d’Aneli, creates objects in 2D and 3D, colourful, steadily moving, and with particular light effects. Aneli writes about herself:
I love geometry and mathematics. So after much practice, I managed to clear structures and shapes. In reality I practice painting, I do not have precise style but I always seek harmonization.”
Some of the Aneli’s work exhibited at Extempore Gallery and Lounge was already shown at La Maison d’Aneli in January/February 2020 (see my blogpost here). You see geometrical shapes with one dominating colour. Most of the displays as constantly changing.

The 3D figures that are showcase in the area of the staircase were created by Jipe Loon, erotic figures, truely exaggerated yet intriguing. Jipe is in Second Life for more than 12 years and he sells his creations on the marketplace. I came across some of his figures already before in the frame of my simploring tours, but I never saw more than one, yet at Extempore Gallery and Lounge you see a few of them.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of Patrick Ireland (PatrickofIreland)’s art

When I visited “The Itakos Project and Art Gallery“ (read here) I saw an exhibition of Partick Ireland’s art but I couldn’t find any information about him. Patrick’s art, surrealism pure, is shown also at Extempore Gallery and Lounge, but there was a notecard with a bit more information, including his SL name PatrickofIreland:
Originally in SL in 2008 and recently back after a hiatus of many years, Patrick found his passion for SL photography a little more than a year ago. In this short time, he has become a prolific SL photographer known for his detailed sets and desire to share the joy of his many interests, including surreal subjects, Asian art and philosophy, civic issues and, of course, love.

Extempore Gallery and Lounge – impressions of Harry Cover (impossibleisnotfrench) and Safar Fiertze’s art

Harry Cover, also known as Impossibleisnotfrench, is from France. He started his second life by playing with prims, then sculpties and finally mesh (Blender). He’s passionate about photos and  graphic designer in RL (among others). One of his objects – Statue vis ecrou all inone – can also be found at my home *winks*. Harry also works with Serene Footman, who creates sims after real places, you’d usually never come across exploring the world as a tourist. He creates landmark buildings for Serene and I mentioned him several times already when I wrote about Serene Footman’s weired outstanding places.

Safar Fiertze has two installations at Extempore Gallery and Lounge. She’s in SL for almost 12 years and writes about herself: “I love labyrinths and labyrinthian minds. I like the artistic and innovative juxtaposition of words. I’ve discovered the joys of juxtaposing prims
Baletka is an interactive story experience at Extempore Gallery and Lounge loosely inspired by an R.D. Laing case study. You can walk through the story and see Safar’s 3D art.
There’s a second installation of Safar Fiertze “Mechanical Apparition of Emergent Dream” where you can interact with bouncing balls, which reproduce themselves – intriguing.

My spontaneous visit to Extempore Gallery and Lounge became longer than I thought. I had fun seeing it and I enjoyed the art from artists who I came across before again. Thank you etamae for providing and curating your Gallery. I had only one more gallery from etamae to visit “Etamae’s gallery at Absolute Bliss” and I tried Saturday, May 2nd .. but it is gone or the Landmark I had was invalid,

Landmark to Extempore Gallery and Lounge
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blarn%20Isle/13/210/1502
Eta’s Feed Your Fetish Gallery
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Swanbridge/204/19/3216
Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/36/55/3501
Landmark to Moya Land
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Moya%20Land/53/95/36
Patrick Moya’s website
http://moyapatrick.com/
Landmark to “The Itakos Project and Art Gallery“
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ATL/177/192/1011

Diary 2020 (64) May2nd/3rd Something is developing

Saturday, May 2nd, I went visiting another gallery in the early afternoon and I had just finished my visit when Mistress came inworld. I returned home and was swept off my feet when I saw her. Mistress had a new leather outfit in ice cold blue – wow. We went to Heavy Bondage Club to catch up with our news and to have a look at the people around. and I for my part had only eyes for Mistress.. our hour together flew by quickly.

May 2nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home and at Heavy Bondage Club

After Mistress had left I stayed at Heavy Bondage Club for another 2 hours just idling while I sorted pictures and wrote my blog entry about my visit to the gallery. Nothing happened, no IM, nothing. I was just one more idling avatar at the club.

Our night was not like we expected it to be. When we returned inworld at night slave Flo was present and we had a visitor at home: Silver (silvernero46). Silver is quite new and we had seen her before at our sim, talked with her and had given her some hints and advice. Silver changed a lot as she now uses a meshbody and got some nice clothes. That really makes a difference!
After Silver had left we played a round of greedy with slave Flo and then went to Mesmerize Dungeon with her. We initiated our own entertainment there. Robur (roburion) joined us and knelt by our feet. And we called a young woman to us who wore a pacifier gag. I wanted to find out if she’s a friend of Angelique, her profile let me to the conclusion that she could be at least. I asked her is she was wearing plastic panties – she denied that but confessed owning such panties and that she was wearing diapers. Our conversation called another woman (man?) into action who thought we were about to claim the young woman ….. Mistress Jenny had fun teasing all and directing. She had her amusement *winks*

May 2nd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at home with slave Flo and Silver (silvernero46) and at Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Flo and Robur (roburion)

At flotime we retreated to our loft skybox and Mistress Jenny and I had half an hour of intimate time, very relaxing and satisfying. Anything else? Yes. I stayed up a little bit longer and continued the roleplay that I had started recently and that I mentioned in the diary already – but I won’t reveal about it here yet.

Sunday, May 3rd, I met with Mistress in the later morning. Mistress had got another report from Puddle whore:

Dear Mistress Jenny and Mistress Diomita,
PuddleWhore is well. Mistress Amy continues stretching PuddleWhore’s abilities. Wide open.
PuddleWhore spent part of the week inside a very safe vault and the rest of the week penetrated by giant dildos in both holes while staring at porn. PuddleWhore can accomodate them well now. Walking might be an issue. And continence.
PuddleWhore hopes that PuddleWhore moves along well in the training and that you are not hearing any complaints.
Mistress Amy is putting a lot of effort into this.
PuddleWhore can’t really think much right now. Writing is so distractive when one cannot focus and think straight.
With love, PuddleWhore

Along with the report, Mistress got two pictures from Amy (chastitycontroled) that show Amy with Puddle whore..

May 3rd: Amy (chastitycontroled) with Puddle whore (Santana Thibedeau)

I told Mistress Jenny about the roleplay I had and suddently it doesn’t feel like a roleplay anymore, it seems to get more real. Anyway, Mistress will get involved and she was not at all amused about it. She said, she might have to punish me for what I did but she will decide about it later. For the time being she made me wear a pink dress, locked on pink stilettos, added my elegance collar, leashed me, put me into crawling, restricted me and left me at our loft skybox. (Remark: Of course Mistress was not mad at me, we had talked about getting her involved into the roleplay before and actually that was our goal to get a roleplay together)

May 3rd: Mistress Jenny and Ehesklavin Diomita at our loft skybox

When we met in the afternoon, I took Mistress Jenny to the place where the roleplay had happened and incidentally the one I had the roleplay with was present there soon after. I won’t go into any details here, but it developed really bad for Mistress Jenny and me and Mistress got fully involved. We stayed roleplaying very long until it was time for us to leave for dinner (that means roleplay was great and we might get more of it *winks*). I won’t reveal more details here, maybe some other time. And yes, Mistress Jenny did punish me *sighs*

At night we just missed Angelique. slave Flo and slave Gwendi were present and we started off our night with a round of skipee as teams. I think it was the quickest skipee ever. slave Gwendi and I had just great cards … too good cards and an one-sided game is not really fun for all.
We took the slaves to our dungeon to do what we had in mind a few days ago already. The slaves were allowed to spoil us – and they did well.

May 3rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita getting spoiled by their slaves Gwendi and Flo

We rewarded the slaves at our Fetish Club, well we wanted to reward both but slave Flo was tired and left for bed. This way only slave Gwendi got rewarded and had a ride on a dildo cushion. We had just left to Mesmerize Dungeon when slave slut cecy came inworld and we summoned her to us.

May 3rd: Mistress Jenny and Diomita at our Fetisch Club Chez Maurer with slave Gwendi and at Mesmerize Dungeon with slave Gwendi and slave slut cecy

We stayed about half an hour at Mesmerize Dungeon, then we went home, said good night and went to bed ourselves. It had been an exciting day in Second Life for Mistress Jenny and me.

 

Simploring 2020 (31) Bellefleurs

For my simploring tour on Monday, March 30th, I picked “Bellefleurs” from scoop.it SL Destinations because I like visiting palaces and manors in the physcial world as well as in Second Life. And Bellefleurs tempted me as well as the landmark description:
Bellefleurs has been the seat of the Duchesses of Ominum since the 1590s. Built in the High English Renaissance style, it offers an En Garde piste, the legendary Salon Music series, dances, lectures, and other events.”

Bellefleurs – overview

I found more in a notecard given when entering Bellefleurs:
Bellefleurs was first built in 1591, and has been the seat of the Duchesses of Ominum ever since. Built in the High English Renaissance style, it has been a crossroads of history and played a unique role in a secretive past. As befits its “backstory”, Bellefleurs houses a collection of art and portraits from various periods, some rare, some personal. The larger, Bellefleurs estate is also home to the Canning Circle or the House of Sakura Courtesans. A nearby sign offers more information and a TP.   

Bellefleurs offers a variety of public events, such as it’s legendary Salon Music series hosted on Sundays, dances, lectures, and other gatherings.  Details about the history of the estate, the mysterious duchesses of Omnium, and the origins of the Canning Circle may be found in the book in the entrance hall.

Bellefleurs: at the landing point, Charlotte’s garden and Duchesses’ garden

Bellefleurs is an adult homestead owned by Indy (India Canning)

When you enter the palace you find a guestbook and a history book right in the center of the main hallway. I recommend to read the the history book as it helps understanding the setting of Bellefleurs. I was impressed! The history reads like many historic reviews of high nobility, the members interwoven, coined by intrigues and spread all over Europe – and it is a full fiction as is Bellefleurs itself. The history reads that real because it could have happened and because the historic background is true. It conjured a smile on my face. And there remain a lot of mysteries not yet solved.

Bellefleurs: The terrace, at the sea shore, the gazebo and the obelisk

I started my visit exploring the outside. There’s the Charlotte’s garden on the left of the palace and the Duchesses’ garden on the right. Both fit well though they point to different ages. Behind the palace is a terrace and a park that extends to the sea shore. I took a short break at the sea promenade, where you find a few chairs and tables. In the park is also an En Garde game (I loved fencing in my earlier years in Second Life), a Gazebo where you can dance and a large Obelisk.

Bellefleurs inside: main hallway with history book, the gallery and the library

Inside the palace is fully furnished. You find a gallery with pictures of the various Duchesses of the different ages (or is it all one and the same?), there’s a library, a music room and as it has to be a great hall for representation. Some rooms are private but there’s enough to explore and discover and it is all made with love for the little detail.

Bellefleurs inside: the great hall, the music room, the Gallery 2nd Floor / Bellefleurs outside on the terrace

As mentioned above Bellefleurs is an adult place. It is home of the House of Sakura and the “Canning circle”: “SL’s Premier Courtesans – the original, since 2007. Sakura maintains an ethos of polite subdued flirtatious behaviour specifically for the elite of SL, who recognise quality, discretion and refinement. Experience the best in subtle flirtation, sip champagne in our Gentleman’s Club while appreciating intelligent conversation with our companions – and far more. Romance, Elegance, and erotic dancing.”

Again and again I’m surprised what corners, even kinky corners, I still haven’t seen in my 12 years in Second Life. Of course I peeked in the House of Sakura and took a few pictures.

Diomita visiting Duchesses’s garden at Bellefleurs / Impressions of the House of Sakura

Bellefleurs offers a great almost historic background for those who love taking pictures (like me), it is a great place for romance and considering the House of Sakura it also offers space for erotic adult play. I’m glad that I visited Bellefleurs and I enjoyed reading about its historic background. I really like Bellefleurs and the perfect setting. Thank you Indy (India Canning) for this gem of Second Life!

Landmark to Bellefleurs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Twist%20of%20Fate/192/162/48
Flickr group
https://www.flickr.com/groups/2663039@N24/pool/
Landmark to the House of Sakura
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Twist%20of%20Fate/163/27/3261

Simploring 2020 (22) Rocca Sorrentina, 1790: Italy and the “Grand Tour”

I picked Rocca Sorrentina for my simploring tour on Tuesday, February 18th, from scoop.it SL Destinations. What caught my eye was a picture of it in a blogpost written in Japanese. I checked if there were other blogposts about Rocca Sorrentina – and there were many! Inara Pey has visited it back in 2016 “A visit to the 18th Century in Second Life” and wrote that her “only regret is that it has taken me five years to discover it“. Hence it took over 9 years for me to discover this classic place in Second Life.

Rocca Sorrentina is a project of Brown University, featuring a representation of a fictitious but historically-plausible 18th century island community, located in the Bay of Naples, off the coast of the Sorrento region in southern Italy. Rocca Sorrentina is an approach to interpret and better understand various aspects of the Enlightenment and the era of the “Grand Tour” as they were manifested in Italy in the latter part of the 1700’s.

Rocca Sorrentina splits into three areas:
– a skybox with the information center and changing exhibitions
– the island, a fictitious but historically-plausible 18th century island community
– the surrounding Bay of Naples

I started my visit in the skybox where I landed next to a information board that gives out 9 (!) notecards packed with information. I used a lot of this information in my blogpost. But there’s more to discover in the landing skybox. I first visited an exhibition named “Nettuno”, which is Neptune in Italian.

Rocca Sorrentina – in the landing skybox: Information board, entrance to the Information Center (upper left) / Impressions of the exhibtion “Nettuno”

Ancient gods and goddesses of mythology still capture the imagination.  The title of our latest exhibit, Nettuno, is Neptune in Italian. Neptune, the Roman God of the sea, is known as Poseidon in Greek mythology.  Neptune was also the god of horses and the patron of horse racing. Often in mythology, gods were paired with female consorts. In Neptune’s case his Roman consort was named Salacia. Curiously, much of the research done for this exhibit show Salacia paired with Neptune but using her Greek name of Amphitrite. The exhibit contains a small sampling of various works of art showing Neptune’s godly power – and you can grab more ingormation about the exhibits by notecards.

There’s another exhibtion in the landing skybox, the “Grand Tour” and I visited this one next. I personally never heard about the “Grand Tour” before. The “Grand Tour” meant different things to different people over time.  As it is most commonly understood, it was a coming-of-age educational experience involving extended travel to the continent – mostly through France and Italy – that primarily benefited young, affluent Englishmen from the late 17th century until the time of the French Revolution.

Rocca Sorrentina – in the landing skybox: The “Grand Tour” – a very educational exhibtion

The “Grand Tour” provides a lot of information about the journeys of young people through Italy and France in the 17th and 18th century. Actually just visiting this exhibit will occupy you for at least an hour if not more, just like a visit to a museum in real Life. Honestly I postponed a longer visit.

Rocca Sorrentina – Information center in the landing skybox (upper pictures) / landing at the island (lower pictures)

Finally I went to the Information Center where you could spent a lot of time as well getting even more information. I decided to start my visit to Rocca Sorrentina on the ground level. In one of the information notecards, actually in the first from the information board is an orientation map of Rocca Sorrentina and I matched it with a bird eye view. The Harbor Master Island and the Lighthouse Island belong to the neighour sim “Bay of Naples”.

Rocca Sorrentina – orientation map and bird eye view

The buildings on the island  reflect the complex society and the diverse architecture of southern Italy in the 1780’s and 1790’s. There are the small shops of 18th century tradesmen, a dock area displaying merchant ships of the period, ancient ruins, fortifications, a grand villa (with chambers underneath which house a set of “En Garde” pistes that all are welcome to use), an underground cavern and lake, and a number of private residences that are marked with a “Residenza Privata” sign. You’re asked not to enter these private areas.

Rocca Sorrentina is not a roleplay sim, although there is roleplay activity. If you take part of roleplays you’re asked to wear a human avatar and appropriate 18th century clothing (well, anything else wouldn’t make any sense *winks*). I just visited and kept my sexy black latex outfit, but I was all alone during my visit aside of the figures that are used to liven up the scenery at Rocca Sorrentina.

Rocca Sorrentina – The Villa Vesuviana

I first went to the largest and dominating building: The Villa Vesuviana, a grand house residence inspired by Andrea Palladio’s famous Villa Capra La Rotonda and its surrounding gardens, which functions as a government house and main public building for events. The villa is very impressive with it big cupola and all the paintings at the walls. It clearly documents the wealth of at least some citizens of that time. Please be aware that there are also private apartments on the second floor.

Rocca Sorrentina – vineyard, Villa vigna, curch and obelisk

I visited the vineyard, the Villa vigna, the curch and the great lawn with the obelisk before I had a look at the Accademia di Sorrentina with its lecture hall and library (through which electronic versions of important 18th century publications may be accessed). On the second floor you find the Cabinet of Curiosities, representing the broad range of interests being studied by enlightenment-era scholars and gifted amateurs.

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Rocca Sorrentina – The Accademia di Sorrentina

I explored the harbour area and docks along with several shops and the taverna. The shops depict 18th century trades and wares, some of which sell era-appropriate items. There are also SL shops which sell 18th century clothing, home furnishings, and other items appropriate for life on the island. I saw the Shrine of Santa Maria Stella Maris and visited the Anfiteatro, inspired by the Bosco Parassio in Rome, where concerts, plays and poetry readings may be presented. And I went to beach, the fountains “The Cascade”, the Fortezza (a late Renaissance Spanish fortification), the watch tower and the Coffee House.

Rocca Sorrentina – The Cascade, the Shrine of Santa Maria Stella Maris, the Anfiteatro and the taverna

Finally I visited the Lighthouse island and went up to the lighthouse tower where you have a great view over Rocca Sorrentina and the Bay of Naples. I also played with the windlight setting and took a few pictures at night, which changed the atmosphere quite impressively.
I’m still a bit surprised that it took more then 9 years for me to come across Rocca Sorrentina considering how much you can learn and discover there. Once again the variety and the possiblities of Second Life impressed me.

Rocca Sorrentina – view from the Lighthouse Island and 2 pictures of Rocca Sorrentina at night

Rocca Sorrentina was originally the result of the vision, creativity and hard work of CapabilityTodd Elswitt and Blue Revolution. They are, however, no longer the owners. The current owners and managers who may be contacted with questions and comments, or for rental inquiries are: Aldo Stern, Serenek Timeless, Lady Leena Fandango, Candace Ducatillon, Nimue Brezoianu and Una (unalunaqat). Thank you all for your passionate work to keep Rocca Sorrentina available to the SL community. I did enjoy my first extended visit a lot.

Landmark to Rocca Sorrentina (Skybox with information center and exhibitions)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/86/162/2802
Landmark to Rocca Sorrentina docks
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rocca%20Sorrentina/56/232/22
Inara Pey’s post “A visit to the 18th Century in Second Life”
https://modemworld.me/2016/03/29/a-visit-to-the-18th-century-in-second-life/

Art in Second Life 2020 (9) La Maison d’Aneli – March 2020

Yesterday, on Wednesday, March 4th, Aneli opened her next joined exhibtion featuring the art of Bachi Cheng, Cybele Moon (Hana Hoobinoo), In Inaka, Mistero Hifeng, Serena Parisi and Blip Mumfuzz.

As I’m always spend my time a night with Mistress Jenny and the family I visited the exhibition already on Monday and Tuesday, March 2nd/3rd. When you visit after the official openening there might be some minor changes to what I saw these days.

My visit started with the room of Bachi Cheng, an artist painter and designer in RL and SL. Bachi writes about herself and her art: “I love to paint Moments. Moments of life, Moments of Love, Moments so deep that you never want to forget them, Moments at the edge of orgasm or despair, just life like we ought to live it, plainly. Let me take you in the core of my Art
Her art is quite feisty and exaggerated, transpiring her message clearly and not subtle, sometimes reminding of comic strips and clearly explicit. In the center of her room is a board game “The game of the mad” and fitting to this theme you find a painting at the wall “La nef des fous” – “The ship of the mad”. In her art there’s a lot to discover!

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Bachi Cheng

Serena Parisi explores Second Life and real life for many years (actually SL since 2006). At La Maison d’Aneli we see pictures from a journey to Burma (or Myanmar). Serena took mainly protraits of people and these portraits provide some insight into the contury. Serena is in particular excited about the colours that characterize this country. In the notecard that you can grab at her room she also writes obout the secret of beauty of the Burmese: Thanaka. Thanaka is a yellowish-white cosmetic paste made from ground bark of several trees which grow abundantly in central Myanmar. It is a distinctive feature of the culture of Myanmar, seen commonly applied to the face and sometimes the arms of women and girls (source wikipedia)

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Serena Parisi

Hana Hoobinoo aka CybeleMoon titeled her room at La Maison d’Aneli “The Spaewife’s Island” and it the accompanying notecard she gives some information: “As an introduction to the exhibit for those who may not have heard the term spaewife, it is both Celtic and Icelandic in origin and is a woman with the second sight, possibly a seer or a witch , definitely a woman of both woodland and seashore.
The island is in the back part of the room, the walls show Cybele’s art, scenes and protraits with a particular expression, each of them telling its own story, be it a dream, melancholy or pure joy.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Hana Hoobinoo

Blip Mumfuzz is a SL verteran, being inworld since 2007. Blip has the talent to take very extraordinairy picutures in Second Life. Her art, shown at La Maison d’Aneli, is to select the right cut-out of a picture and to rearrange the cut-out sometimes to show contrasts, at other times just to seperate the cut-out from the rest of the picture and to give it a new and own meaning. In my opinion the result is intruguing.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Blip Mumfuzz

I came across Ini (In Inaka) in 2017 the first time when I visited an installation of her at “MetaLes ..O.. ArT Virtual Space” (read here) and when I visited her plave Blue Orange, a friendly bohemian club for MUSIC and ART lovers (read here). I hadn’t seen anything from her every since. Her space at La Maison d’Aneli wasn’t yet finally prepared, but I could see the paintings at the walls, all in the same style, all in black and white, all very large and rich of details. They show dark fantasies, a bit morbid and scary, yet pulling you into the scene, tempting you to see more of the details and to try getting the gist of them.
Remark: I quickly checked Blue Orange – right now it is closed for little holidays and renovation, but I was reminded to have a look at it again.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – In Inaka

Finally I visited the exhibition of Mistero Hifeng at La Maison d’Aneli. Mistero Hifeng is quite renowned in Second Life and I come across his art in Second Life quite often. I think he’s Italian and he’s creating his art in SL for more than 12 years. I myself have one sculpture of him at our homesim. Mistero developed his own, unique style. You recognize his sculptures immediately. And they all expresses emotions and tell a story. Unfortunately – at least in my personal opinion – the strength of expression of his sculptures do not develop in the same way when they packed into one room. I think they can better develop standing alone or in smaller groups. Nonetheless, you get a real great overview about his art at this exhibtion.

La Maison d’Aneli in March 2020 – Mistero Hifeng

La Maison d’Aneli is owned by Aneli Abeyante. Through her gallery she brings together all forms of creativity in RL and SL and the featured artists come from around the globe. Aneli’s intention is to “put her gallery in the service of artists, so that the world can be better, exchanges and meetings probably contribute even though it seems to be particles.
Thank you for another great joined exhibtion, Aneli. As always I enjoyed my visit and writing about it. It always inspires me.

Landmark to La Maison d’Aneli
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Virtual%20Holland/36/55/3501

Backflash January 2020 – Domme a Domme (January 10th, 2012)

In the “Backflash” series I select an old entry once a month and present it here. This way I force myself to browse in the archive and to fresh up a few of the many memories. For our readers the new series shall provide an insight into our Second Life without reading back the many posts and it might also give reason to browse through the archives.
Eight years ago, in January 2012, I wrote a post about “Domme a Domme”, it was the 100th post in this blog. I sorted it under the category “Exploring sims in Second Life”. There was just one single picture in this post. Club Domme a Domme has changed a lot ever since, gone through several full refurbishments and moved. Mistress Jenny and I still visit it quite often, although it is mostly a S&M (Stand & Model) nowadays. But the concept is still the same and sometimes there’s also something going on.
Here’s the post from January 10th, 2012:

Domme a Domme

I can not remember exactly how I found Domme a Domme (DaD), but as far as I remember it was a group that I joined as Yasmin has been a member and it was not free to join it. It was a small select group of Dommes that met to explore their secret side once in a while or just to escape from the pressures of being domme. At first it was my  personal retreat and I didn’t take Jenny there for a long time. And I had some nice experiences with Leighrayne Ninetails and others. The first club house was a small house with a limited number of props. As the group developed it was time to get a bigger plot and the group moved to Long Lost Bay.

The plot there consisted of a landing zone next to a lounge and some small traps. There was a club house with private dancing and some other buildings that Mina kept on developing. Leigh provided the main attraction and a lot of  banter was going on in IM. DaD was a good place to visit but then more and more people mainly stood around the landing area and did not explore anymore. There were also a lot of dommes looking to break everybody they saw and some of the stand offs and banter became humerous.

Quite recently a lot of work has been done to develop DaD into an urban area around a courtyard. There is a museum, a diner and some areas to RP in but the main meeting place is still at the main square.  Nowadays you will encounter a mixture of dommes and subs although subs are requested to not actively search for an owner there. The balance of people is similar to the way Stonehaven used to be when the patio there was a great place to visit, watch, have some banter or make friends.

So although you may feel a little frustrated at first that nothing is happening, just say hello to everybody and very soon you will begin to make friends.  That’s how I met people there, people who got close to me or were close to me for a while – and three of them are collared members of the Eurobrats today.

Beware some of the traps are cruel so keep your relay on ask unless you have a friend to rescue you close by.

P.S.: This is the 100th post on this blog 🙂

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Some further remarks:
The three above mentioned members of the Eurbrats, who I met first at club Domme a Domme and who became our collared slaves were Dana (Dana Drezelan), tittia (Mistress Cuttita) and Delilah (Delilah Ormidale). We miss Delilah since June 2014. slave Dana is still arouned and we still see her every once in a while although she’s not our collared slave anymore. tittia is also still around and se see her and are in touch with her.
Leighrayne Ninetails is the founder of the Domme a Domme group and care about it and about it’s home ever since. Thank you, Leigh!

Link to the original post:
https://themaurers.me/2012/01/10/domme-a-domme/
Landmark to the current club Domme a Domme
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Darkadia/174/74/90

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