Simploring 2018 (38) Starry’s Steampunk Prison

As I already reported in yesterday’s diary post (read here) we visited Starry’s (Starbright Wingtips) Steampunk Prison Tuesday night, April 24th.
I never saw a Steampunk prison before and I discovered Steampunk itself just last year when I visited New Babbage the first time (read here). Starry’s prison is at the Adult Sex Hub, Passion bay. The Adult Sex Hub is part of the Freedom Continent (read my blog about it here).

Starting our tour at Starry’s Steampunk Prison

But back to the Steampunk prison. Starry herself gave us, Mistress Jenny, slave Flo, Anne and myself a full tour. Anne spent already a 5 hour sentence at the prison and was excited about the good roleplay they have there, so she didn’t need the full tour, but I assume she also got some new impressions.

I will try something new in this post and will take you on our tour through the prison. I made an excerpt of our main chat and added numbers on the lines. The numbers correspond with the numbers in the pictures. This way you get the same tour, that we got from Starry. Enjoy the tour.

Thank you for the tour, Starry!

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (1)

Starry: on the roof you can see the time field generators and the purple thing is the time field itself (1)
Starry: this is the lobby, with a view down into the cell block and the main security station (2)
Starry: this is the visitors area (3)
Starry: this is the judge’s chambers (4)
Starry: this is the micro-court for trials (5)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (2)

Starry: we also pass the death sentences in here (6)
Starry: this is the prisoner processing room (7)
Starry: we do the intake here. (7)
Starry: this is solitary, for naughty prisoners (8)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (3)

Starry: this is one of our playrooms, the most lightweight (9)
Starry: the cell block, 14 cells (10)
We met Katie Beresford, a regular guest of our Friday night party and member of the Pixie’s family, as a lifer of the Steampunk prison (11)
Starry: this is the canteen with fully steampowered kitchen (12)
slave Flo: dining room with breakfast buffet (12)
Starry: kitchen and cleaning chores for the prisoners (12)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (4)

Diomita Maurer: and you introduced 2018 cleaning equipment, Starry (13)
Starry: couldn’t find anything older but we do time travel (13)
Starry: the staff area with time machine controls, cell controls, stairs to the security booth and a rest area for staff (14)
Starry: this is my office with a view over the exercise yard (15/16)
Starry: my personal flyer is parked on the roof (15/16)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (5)

Starry: this is the bathroom area, prisoners on the left, staff on the right (17)
Starry: fully equipped medical area (18-20)
slave Flo: my place for beauty surgeries (18-20)
Starry: the electric chair can be used for electro shock therapy or executions (18-20)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (6)

Starry: my personal organ for the music lovers (21)
AnneWanne: Starbright is a great musician (21)
Starry: shame i play so badly really (21)
slave Flo: we could make the friday party one day here Mistresses – to entertain Anne (21)
Starry: the screams as i play are the real music to my ears (21)
slave Flo: really big even for playing football (22)
Starry: exercise and punishment yard with gallows and alien pod prison donated by elle’s people, the kemono (22)
Starry: the boiler and engine room (23)
Starry: gas chamber, been used (23)
slave Flo: narcotic room for bigger surgeries (23)

Starry’s Steampunk Prison – the tour (7)

Starry: also a feeding the boiler chore (24/25)
slave Flo: coal in the boiler? (24/25)
Starry: oh, and inconvinient bodies (24/25)
Starry: mad science lab with mind control machines plus torture and sacrifices (26/27)
slave Flo: looks like a film studio Miss Star (26/27)
Starry: yes, the speciale effects are great (26/27)
Starry: spurting blood as we slit throats, etc (26/27)
Starry: the crack of broken bones (26/27)
AnneWanne keeps silent (26/27)
slave Flo: this is the fate of every surgoen Miss Star (26/27)

Our tour ended here. Starry’s Steampunk prison is worth a visit (for Steampunk fans) and a stay (for those loving prison play and roleplay). Thank you once again for the our Starry and good luck with the prison. Keep on having fun!

Landmark to the Steampunk Prison
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Adult%20Hub%20SEX/18/134/46

Simploring 2018 (6) New Babbage in Winter

January 7th: Port Babbage in Winter

After I discovered Babbage last year (read here “Simploring 2017 (92) New Babbage“), I had a short chat with Vic Mornington (victor1st.mornington). He advised to see New Babbage in Winter… and so I did Sunday, January 7th. Eleven connected sims all set to Winter with heavy snowfalls, that’s quite impressive. On my first visit I just got a little small insight into this Steampunk world. And with my 2nd visit now, my insight is still very small. I landed in Port Babbage and walked from there to Babbage Square, New Babbage and Wheatstone Waterways. I enjoyed the views and the atmosphere, I took the elevator to the top of the high tower at New Babbage just for the view.

January 7th: Babbage Square and New Babbage in Winter / a view from the top of the Tower at New Babbage.

I went into some halls, stores and pubs. And I saw Hawksley Pumping Station. Inside the building you can see the big pumps and the wheels are turning. There’re some pictures of pumping stations in the physical world (Papplewick pumphouse and Crossness pumphouse) that have inspired for building the Hawksley Pumping station.  I looked up both pumphouses:
The Papplewick pumphouse was designed in the early 1880s to pump millions of gallons of clean fresh water every day to the rapidly increasing population of Industrial Nottingham (read more here).
Crossness pumphouse weas built by Sir Joseph Bazalgette for London’s sewage system and opened in 1865, it is a Grade 1 Listed building and features some of the most spectacular ornamental Victorian cast ironwork found in the world today (read more here).
And Hawskley? Well, Thomas Hawksley (1807 – 1893) was an English civil engineer of the 19th century, particularly associated with early water supply and coal gas engineering projects. Hawksley was one of the leading British water engineers (source: Wikipedia).
Visiting these pump stations must be really inspiring for Steampunk enthusiasts.

January 7th: Hawksley Pumping Station in Second Life (upper row) / RL pictures of Papplewick Pumphouse and Crossness Pumphouse exhibited in SL and taken from the Internet (middle row) / Wheatstone Waterways in Winter

As I said, I really just saw another small piece of New Babbage, it’s just too huge. You can spent easily several days just to see all buildings and each of them is built with love for the detail. I hope to find the time for some more simploring tours to New Babbage.

Thanks to Vic Mornington and all others who built New Babbage and who keep it alive and share it with us all.

Landmark to Port Babbage
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Port%20Babbage/120/174/103
Papplewick pumphouse
http://www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk/
Crossness pumphouse
http://www.crossness.org.uk/

Simploring 2017 (95) Club Stiletto: A Steampunk D/s Place

I just discovered New Babbage, a Steampunk city spreaded over 11 sims (read here). And now I have more Steampunk! Mistress Jenny came across Club Stiletto and showed it to me briefly. I returned later and had a closer look. The Club Stiletto is located on a sky platform together with an adjacent dungeon and an event tent. There are some paths connecting these 3 buildings and a park around it all.

Impressions of Club Stiletto: A Steampunk D/s Place (1)

The landmark decription provides the tags “Steampunk Club, Lesbian, Femdom, Domme, Dominatrix, submissives, femmes, subs, slaves, findom, TG“. The club is group owned by Stiletto Management, the founder is Marishka Ixito.

Impressions of Club Stiletto: A Steampunk D/s Place (2)

Steampunk and D/s? Yes, that’s possible. You find elements of Steampunk in the club, like the typical colours, upholstered furniture, copper pipes, vessels, belt drives, tiffany lights, the decoration and the pictures and others. But there’re also elements that belong into a D/s club, like a slave parking or dance poles. Right next to the Club Stiletto is a dungeon, which has also elements of Steampunk and even a spanking device that has the proper look. Outside is also a typical airship and I went inside and tested the dance pole there.

Impressions of Club Stiletto: A Steampunk D/s Place (3)

Unfortunately the whole area was empty during my visit, I might have visited at the wrong time. But I also didn’t see any board with a table of events. For everyone liking steampunk the club is for sure worth a visit and for those liking the more the other kinks, it’s for sure a variation compared to other clubs. Thank you Marishka Ixito for providing Club Stiletto to the public. I’ll finish this post with another quote from the landmark description: “A cut above the rest, we appeal to discriminant Dommes and their subs alike. Everyone welcome!”

Landmark to Club Stiletto:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Flamerider/193/199/2753