Exploring Traces – Part 1: “Summer Trace”

There have been several posts about “The Trace Too” in this blog and in Inara Pey’s Living in a modemworld blog:
Exploring Second Life Sunday tours (April 2nd, 2015)
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers (October 3rd, 2015)
Exploring, chatting and Mistress Jenny’s rezzday (March 20th, 2016)
Today I wanted to visit “Winter Trace” after I came across Inara Pey’s blog entry about it “A Winter Trace in Second Life“.

In fact, the owners and creators of Winter Trace, Kylie Jaxxon and Elvira Kytori, run 3 different sims now: Summer Trace, Fall Trace and Winter Trace. The new concept has 3 seasonal sim’s where each will stay for a whole year for all to enjoy, before changing for a new season, and design. I visited all 3 sims Saturday, November 19th.

November 19th: Exploring Summer Trace

November 19th: Exploring Summer Trace

Summer Trace is the former “The Trace too”. As I visited in March the last time, I couldn’t remember all details, but just after landing it felt like not being here the first time at all. I remembered in particular the colourful field of lavender with the lighthouse and the oldtimer. What a lovely place! I walked over the two islands of Summer Trace, which are connected by a stone bridge and enjoyed the feeling of Summer. At the beach is a large decking for chatting and dancing with a disco equipment now. I don’t remember that from my last visit.

November 19th: At the beach of Summer Trace

November 19th: At the beach of Summer Trace

November 19th: Recreation decking at the beach of Summer Trace

November 19th: Recreation decking at the beach of Summer Trace

For us, with the winter ahead, Summer Trace is sort of an escape, a short vacation into summer. I like the idea that it is open year round for more short vacations. Thank you, Kylie Jaxxon and Elvira Kytori!
Landmark to Summer Trace:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/62/140/30

Dear Diary (25) March 19th: Exploring, chatting and Mistress Jenny’s rezzday

Saturday, March 19th, was quite a mixed day. It started with a visit to “The Trace Too“. I have visited this sim already several times and each visit was different. If you read the sim’s welcome notecard, you’ll know why: “Since 2013, owner Kylie Jaxxon has been showcasing her seasonal SIM, The Trace. In 2014, she was joined by Elvira Kytori also the owner of White Dunes Estate rentals. They have successfully collaborated  together on the continually changing SIM design

March 19th: Another visit to "The Trace Too" (1)

March 19th: Another visit to “The Trace Too” (1)

The sim offers many spots to sit and to look plus it is just great for taking pictures. I walked along the beach and to the lighthouse. What caught my attention in particular were fields of blooming lavendar. Although a bit too early for this time of the year, it just looks amazing and I could seemingly smell the odour.

March 19th: Another visit to "The Trace Too" (2)

March 19th: Another visit to “The Trace Too” (2)

You can read about The Trace Too and see pictures of it at various sites in the net like in The Trace flickr Group. There are also some posts about this sim not only in my blog but also in Inara’s blog “Enjoying spring at The Trace in Second Life” or in the SL Blogger Support “Location in the Spotlight: The Trace Too“. Thank you Kylie Jaxxon & Elvira Kytori for providing your lovely place for us throughout the seasons. I really enjoyed a lovely and relaxing hour at it.
March 19th: Another visit to "The Trace Too" (3)

March 19th: Another visit to “The Trace Too” (3)

As I waited to see Mistress Jenny in the afternoon, our slave Nina showed up and I took her to the “Lost Domme Resort”, as I had met slave Dana there. Usually that is a place for dommes to chill and to live out their softer (submissive) side. I should bring Mistress Jenny here next time *winks*. Anyway I spend time with slave Nina, teased her and chatted with her. She was a good girl, just like a slave should be.

March 19th: with Orja at the Lost Domme Resort

March 19th: with Orja at the Lost Domme Resort

Then Mistress Jenny showed up and of course she had to get her rezzday spanks: 8 smacks for 8 years :-). I enjoyed that very much and Mistress Jenny did not object and she even counted each smack. Congratulations, Mistress – and thank you for being with me and us all these years!

March 19th: Mistress Jenny's 8th rezzday. Slave Nina watching in the background.

March 19th: Mistress Jenny’s 8th rezzday. Slave Nina watching in the Background.

Dio’s 8th year in Second Life Feb 11th, 2016

Today is my 8th rezzing anniversary in Second Life. It has been a real addition to my real life throughout these years and I hope it will continue for more and more years, as it hasn’t lost it’s facination and it’s addiction for me. As every year on the occasion of my rezzing day I write a longer blog post summarizing the last year. I’m blessed with a stable environment in SL, a base from which I can explore and discover myself, my (not so secret) kinks as well as the beauty of Second Life and the creativity of the residents building this temporary virtual world.
We, Jenny and I and the whole Eurobrat family still live at Mount Everest Island. It’s great that we could keep it for all these years. Tyra (Tyra.Sciarri) and Virgo (Virgo.Babii) on one side and Sarah (Sarah.Fhang) on the other side are still our neighbours. Thank you! Our island didn’t undergo dramatic changes but we continued to develop it. Last year we moved the dungeon from a skybox to the ground level and covered it with a hill. I learned how to build rooms underground and how to make an entrance to it. It looked so easy, but it isn’t. And I know now how elaborated some other sims with large underground areas are. I was about to add more space underground but it means to raise the base level and will take a lot of more building work. This might be the next change for this year. As in RL, there’s always something to do.
Along with building the new dungeon we also build a small very private dungeon just for Jenny and me, where we can retreat to for some private playing.
20151231 Our new dungeon_003
With regard to our family we had again some changes:
We had to face reality and released our “poor” bondage victim qt (queen.takacs), aka, Maurer’s It and our inspiring sub Rona (ronapotter.resident), aka. Maurer’s Künsterlin. qt became the victim of a hackers attack. She was more than 4 years our bound victim. We miss her wit and the way she teased us about being not strict enough with her. She returned after the hacker attack with a provisional alt to tell us what happened, but after all she shyed away from building her world and avatar from the scratch again. She was always nervous when we had to change anything as the technique and software issues were something she really disliked. All the best for you, qt, from Jenny and me and the whole Eurobrat family and friends… mmmuuuhhhh *winks*.
We don’t know what happened to rona. It’s more than a year now that she left SL. This is really a downside of this virtual world, that you don’t know what happened to people who leave all of a sudden. We can just hope that rona is doing well.
20151231 Rona and qt
We collared Gebby as Maurer’s sklavin on August 11th, 2015. Gebby is a very obedient slave, always following her rules very attentively. She’s always in chains, or in a cell or restricted in some way. After some experiments we finally enforced spoke-when-spoken to on her permanently. Gebby can only speak when the trigger word “sklavin” is spoken in main chat and of course she has to answer then. This keeps her very attentive and we appreciate it. We might play around with this a bit more this year and make slight changes.
We collared Nina as Maurerien orja on December 15th. Nina is from Finland and Maurerien orja means nothing else than Maurer’s slave in Finish. Orja has a constant desire for bondage and we will certainly take advantage of it as we see fit. Slave Nina will also become kind of our phographer slave thus contributing to our blog and getting some work done for us. She has an own deviantart account and documents her Second Life with pictures there. This way we become aware of her activities when we give her some days off in addition to the steady control we enact. slave Nina will also support slave Flo in keeping our house clean.
Welcome to the family to both of you!
20151231 Gebby & Nina
We sold our slave Dana on December 27th, 2014, as I wrote here a year ago in my last anniversary blog entry. Dana was our collared brat for more than 4 years. To make a longer story short, Dana came back under our wings and under our control. Once again we had a good merchandise to offer for the right domme. Finally, Dec 31st, 2015, we sold Dana again. Her new owner is in her timezone. As we did the last time, we gave full warranty for the slave and will take her back within the warranty time. As we won’t reimburse the money, that’s always a good deal.
And as of today it looks as if we will get slave Dana back under our wings again very soon. Will we get rich?
So right now the family consists of the 3 slaves – slave Flo, sklavin Gebby and slave Nina – and Angelique and Kitty.
Slave Flo (florence.riddler) was around and with us most reliably of all of our family. She kept the house clean and spoiled us with her dedication. Of course she still tests her limits and needs to be punished and restricted every once in a while but beside her complains we know she enjoys that as much as her owners do. Thank you for your contribution to our family, slave Flo.
Angelique started a new adventure by joining the uniform punishment group, where she had some fun and she still is in this group (read: https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/angeliques-diary-the-uniform-punishment/). Beside that Angelique had a really hard time in RL that had it’s effect on her SL. Her online times changed and we don’t see her as often as we would like. As our niece she always enjoyed some special freedom and it is just great having her around. I’m quite sure that we will find ways of playing together again. Anyway, we love you, Angelique!
Kitty (Santana.Thibedeau) settled more and more in her female role. Jenny and I love to tease “her”. She really looks female now, more like a vamp and we support her change with advice and motivation. Beside diving deeper into her femsub role, Kitty still contributes with wit and silly jokes to our SL and makes it brighter. Thank you for being our’s, Kitty.

20151231 Dana & Kitty & AngeliqueIn May 2013 we started a little series “Enjoying bondage”. Surprisingly we could keep it up until today so we might reach the 3rd anniversary for this series soon. Last year we had 2 in my eyes extraordinary entries. The first was roaming around tied up, which is more fun than I thought and it offers a lot of opportunities to take pictures. The fun is more than doubled if you do it together with someone else as I did together with Jenny
(see https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/enjoying-bondage-may-2015-diomitas-and-jennys-tied-up-fun/). The second was about suspension. Several slaves and guests were excited about a picture in our dungeon, that shows a slave, fully encased in a latex catsuit and latex hood, that is suspended from the ceiling by her arms. Thus this became another theme for the enjoying bondage series. With the MD cuffs you can suspend a slave accordingly and we had several models for our series. Together with a simple plain white background it looks really artful (see https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/11/06/bondage-art/)

20151231 Enjoying bondage 2015
And this year started promising as we decided to choose a similar latex outfit for our 3 slaves. We called it living latex dolls and improved it more and more. As we did we even got 3 other living latex dolls to share the fun: slave L, slave Mii and slave cecy. In January we had several nights enjoying bondage and finally I succeeded to publish a picture of all of our living latex dolls.
Enjoying bondage January 2016: Living Latex dolls slave cecy, slave Mii, sklavin Gebby, slave L, slave Flo and slave Nina

Enjoying bondage January 2016: Living Latex dolls slave cecy, slave Mii, sklavin Gebby, slave L, slave Flo and slave Nina

Slave Flo contributed not only to our family by her submission and dedicated work but she also contributed to the blog by adding a little survey (The Health study, see https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/the-health-study-by-slave-flo-part-i/) and by writing a fiction (The Accountant, part I and II just published this week!). Both will be continued hopefully. Slave Flo had also an important part in Toy’s appearance last year. Toy (formerly known as Karen Emms) joined us last summer as a kidnappee and the roleplay with her was real fun. Unfortunately timezone and RL were against us and we had to let her go before we could collar her. Toy wrote a diary for us which I published in 3 parts in our blog.
20151231 Toy and Flo
Scrolling back in the blog I noticed that I did quite some simploring last year. As mentioned above, visiting sims is still one of my favourite activities in Second Life and it is again and again amazing what people build mainly for themselves but also for others to enjoy and share. I need to mention that most of my simploring tours have their origin in Inara Pey’s “Living in a modemworld”- blog, that became my never ending source of great places to visit in SL. Thank you, Inara! If you select the category “Exploring sim in Second Life” in the blog you will get a long list of blog entries about my tours. It is nearly impossible to pick just one as my favourite of last year. For sure my autumn tours were a highlight for me (see the 3 blog-entries “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are octobers”). Also before Halloween Ironwood Hills was another highlight. We visited this sim several times.
20151231 Simploring 2015
 Speaking of our activities in Second life beside our bdsm, I also enjoyed a lot the “hunts”. The hunts are organized by the store owners in SL and they take you around the shops with riddles to solve and you get a little giveaway in every shop. Some of the giveaways are really worth the long hunt, most are just giveaways that you store away or bin quickly. But it’s fun to solve the riddles and to search the giveaways and you get around in SL. In addition the hunt fulfills what it is intended for. We visted some of the stores again later to buy something.
My Second Life with Jenny couldn’t be better. Our relation is still developing and changing after all these years. For our 7th wedding anniversary I made a little video that also provides a bit of insight into our relation, but mostly it is simply a thank you to Jenny and what she is for me and the family in SL.
We switch control back and forth but there were some very intensive weeks for both of us. I pushed my beloved Ehesklavin into subspace for several weeks in the time before and around of her 7th collaring anniversary in June 2015. I remember, that it was not at all easy for me to let her get out of subspace again and recover. I for sure enjoy her submission. Also before our wedding anniversary last year Jenny allowed that I take control for a longer while. Having my Ehesklavin on a leash has become something very particular for me and I do enjoy every second. Last year Jenny became the one, who decides about granting control to me, whereas she takes control whenever she sees fit. She always tries to consider my mood as long as I make her not wait too long. But it is up to her.
Mistress Jenny herself put me into several also longer red lights, after which I had troubles to recover my dominant side. Mistress knows exactly which buttons she has to push. My submission to Mistress has become very strong and she brought it to the point by saying in passing “I could own you in an instant”, but she also added “but you will always own me”. Mistress Jenny’s will to control me is strong and I might experience longer phases in subspace in near future. I can’t be prouder owning her and being her property. Thank you, my wonderful wife!
20151231 Changing control
What is missing? Yes, an actual portrait picture of me as I start my 9th year in SL. For a change this year it won’t be just a portrait picture as my face and hair style didn’t really change and luckily you don’t get any unwanted wrinkles in SL (too bad you still get them RL). End of 2015 I bought a mesh Body, the Maitreya Lara mesh body. I did that mainly to play with it and to get familiar with the technique. But after a while I began to like it. One big downside is that I can’t use my skin anymore and my tattoos are on my skin. But you can wear tattoos with a mesh body with an applier. Unfortunately I’m not (yet) familiar how to make the tattoos myself. But I found someone who made them for me and they are at the right place marking me as Jenny’s wife and property. Once I had the tattoos, I began feeling very comfortable with my new body (once again, what a shame that you can’t just buy a new body in RL). Another downside is that you can’t wear the clothing layers from the prim body. You have to get so called appliers and beside that you have to wear mesh clothes. Now I needed some new clothes. I said it is a downside? Maybe that’s an upside indeed as I did some shopping and shopping is fun, isn’t it? Anyway, here are some pictures of me as I enter my 9th year in SL.
20160131 Diomita Maurer Maitreya Mesh BodyThank you all for making this world for me and for us. SL is first of all about people and it’s you all who make my and our SL what it is: Still going strong, still enjoyable and still exciting! It was a great 8th year in Second Life and I look forward to the 9th!

Love from Diomita
xoxoxoxox

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers

Autumn at The Trace Too in Second Life

Autumn at The Trace Too in Second Life

A bit of simploring again. Inara Pey’s blog brought me to The Trace Too again. When I read her post Autum at The Trace Too in Second Life the name immediately rang a bell. And yes, I’ve been there before.
When I visited in
The Trace Too in spring I wrote “Visiting “The Trace” was for me like travelling to the US East coast with a few mouseclicks” (see Exploring Second Life – Sunday tours).
And it was like this again, when I visited this week, Kylie Jaxxon, the creator of the sim, brought memories alive. But this time memories of the lovely foliage season in New England. From the landing point you walk along a alley of colourful trees, leaves on the ground and on the left and right side of the alley are benches to rest and each of them has a saying or quote about autumn.

The Trace Too: Autumn in Second Life

The Trace Too: Autumn in Second Life

leaves, fall, die, glowers, away lengthen night and shorten day
every leaf speaks bliss to me. fluttering from the autumn tree
(emliy bronte)
……………………..
Autumn the year’s last loveliest smile
(William Cullen Bryant)
……………………..
The Autumn alley at The Trace Too

The Autumn alley at The Trace Too

sweaters. boots. bonfires. fall. leaves. scarves. hot chocolate
cuddling. jeans. pumpkins. tea. hoodies. crisp air. late nights
………………………….
I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers
(L.M. Montgomery)

…………………………

There’s more to explore, I personally liked the little greenhouse in the forest near to the above alley. It is decorated for the season with the first pumkins. You will find a lot of places to cuddle, not only the benches along the alley. When Jenny and I visted, we tried several place to cuddle, for example in a rowboat and in a tent – and at one of the benches.

The little greenhouse at The Trace Too, decorated for the season

The little greenhouse at The Trace Too, decorated for the Season

Diomita and Jenny cuddling at The Trace Too (1)

Diomita and Jenny cuddling at The Trace Too (1)

Diomita and Jenny cuddling at The Trace Too (1)

Diomita and Jenny cuddling at The Trace Too (1)

Another pavillion at The Trace Too

Another pavillion at The Trace Too

Related link in Inara Pey’s Living in a Modemworld blog:
http://modemworld.me/2015/09/30/autumn-at-the-trace-too-in-second-life/

Related link in this blog:
https://themaurers.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/exploring-second-life-sunday-tours/

Landmark Diamond Bay:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/128/128/22

 

 

Exploring Second Life – Sunday tours

Sometimes I do get time for exploring Second Life like last Sunday. It was quiet, none of the family around. So instead of hanging around in one of our clubs, I opened the “Living in a Modemworld”-blog from Inara Pey and visited some of her recommendations. And it was worth the time and worth sharing some pictures as a teaser for you to visit as well.

Metmorphosis Escher

Metmorphosis Escher

I started my Sunday tour with art (https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/metamorphosis-looking-through-the-eyes-of-escher/). This artful, mostly held in black and white installation by Beq Janus was inspired by M.C. Escher, a Dutch graphic artist, who is famous for his impossible constructions. I recommend reading in Wikipedia about him. Back to SL, where you can walk through virtual art, where you can see it from different angels, in different lights and explore all 3 dimensions. Beq translated Escher’s work into all three dimensions – just as looking with his eyes. Here is the landmark: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Quarry%20Hill/229/118/4001.
It is temporady art, gone in a few months, irrecoverable. And pictures can just capture 2 dimensions. But they can revive memories.

Diomita meets M.C. Escher

Diomita meets M.C. Escher

Forever Dreams

Forever Dreams

My second stop on my Sunday tour was Caladan http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Forever%20Dreams/217/75/31. It is sort of a demo for landscaping and gardening in Second Life. Antinéa (antinea.torok) offers to decorate other sims. But you can also jsut enjoy this garden, the beauty of Second Life and relax. That’s what I did. The sim is simply beautiful. I sat down, relaxed and watched the fountains, enjoyed the  colorful garden. Truely a place to cuddle, talk and recover and to let your thoughts wander. Also see: https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/caladan-tranquility-in-an-indian-garden/

Diomita enjoying Forever Dreams

Diomita enjoying Forever Dreams

20150329 The Trace Too_002My last stop was a particular one for me: The Trace too. (https://modemworld.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/returning-to-a-second-life-watercolour/). It is, as I know now, the second sim that Kylie Jaxxon created. And her first one is gone. Visiting “The Trace” was for me like travelling to the US East coast with a few mouseclicks. Kylie brought memories alive. When you walk along the beach and see the lovely huts overlooking the sea, it invites you to sit down and inhale the atmosphere. The environement sound is perfect. I could sit hours in a lounging chair and just watch the scenery. I truly enjoyed Kylie’s sim. Here’s the landmark to go there: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Trace%20Too/38/121/32

A visit to the East coast: The Trace Too

A visit to the East coast: The Trace Too

The Trace Too: At the beach

The Trace Too: At the beach