Svanning around

soughtWith that cupid ermine on her shoulder, poor desperate Portia can be searching for one thing only. Love.
cafe goer Or a lovely cafe.
walkies Only one that she can reach without tumbling over in her new colour-change Svanhildr boots from Zibska.
bambooringBecause if she tumbled she would ruin her Tied Up manicure—for Slink and regular hands—from RubyRed Russet for Bamboo Nails.

Credits
Zibska, Svanhildr Boots [features ten colour options for leather, tongue and platform] (NEW; ty Zib!)
-FAUN- GiGi Leather Sleeved Jersey -Oxblood (NEW at Kustom 9)
+Spellbound+ Jezebel hair – Medium // Monochromes
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Bamboo Nails, Tied Up [contains three vibrant colours and the brown shown here] (NEW; ty RubyRed Russet!)
Swallow, Ring Pink Pink (former TDRF item)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 rgold (not available)
-Glam Affair – Sia II – Asia tone – 01 F (part of a two-for-one at the Chapter Four)
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows
Half Deer, Cupid ermine (Arcade Gacha, bought at yardsale)
standing poses, Imeka
shot at Gehena Bauhaus sim

Horns aplenty

wings2 This post needs little exposition. Things stick out of the girls’ heads in pairs. Two pairs are rare.

horns2 This pair, named Treasure, is new from h.m.a.e.m. There is also a Cherry Blossom set and, for those of you who dislike symmetry, a set with a treasure horn on the left and a cherry blossom horn on the right.

calicoswallow There’s quite a lot of fuchsia and blue.

Credits to creators
Look 1
:::Sn@tch, Thursday Mesh Dress (Black-Small)::: (comes with striped socks and giant creepers)
-Glam Affair – Vera – Horror edition GIFT C (new group gift in store)
[taketomi]_Emiko_SuccubusBands[RARE]_DippuDye12 (at the Legion Spooktacular)
Happy Undead, Swing Earrings – Butterfly DEATH (gacha in store)
MONS / Shocking eyes – night
pose is in Mishmash, Spool stool

Look 2
h.m.a.e.m. - My Horns – Treasure (NEW; ty Riri Ninni!)
~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape – Hairbase and Locks (at the Body Mod fair)
[7891.] Testle – Cross – Gold
Ricielli, Mesh – (S) Satin Top /sky (at TDRF)
Akeruka, Barbara LIGHT Mk3 tdr (recent TDRF)
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Chestnut-

Look 3
OrsiniSun, Paradise Horns and bracelet Neon Fucsia Rare (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Calico Ingmann, Penny [HUD features exclusive sea colors] (Trick or Treat Hunt)
Swallow, Anja Fright Night 1 Ivory Blonde E. (at the Limitee event)
Baiastice,_Claudette dress-wine-size S
MONS / DualColor eyes – green
Imeka, Sayrui pose pack

Casual we’en

casual Hallowe’en is so dressy! Everyone’s wearing a black gown and a big headdress. Portia needed to relax into the season with some loose tweed pants, a crop top and a cashmere beanie from Tutti Frutti. Bela Tolsen is tempting us with a dazzling array of hats and scarves in gacha form. That’s right. You have no control over what you get…and you love it.

Credits to creators
*TuttiFrutti* Giovanna Mesh Bonnet – Stripes (purple) (NEW gacha of hats and scarves; ty Bela Tolsen!)
!(:::HighRize 2.0:::)! Fang Bangers Crop (Blue)M (Oddly, this is not available in store or on Marketplace. I got it at Fiftyfive Friday a while ago. Maybe you did too.)
celoe, lolong.trousers.charade.S]
[F]oil- Wing Chains Hoop Earring Gold-
^^Swallow^^ Bad Ring Gold & Pink
Amacci Hair, Celine ~ Natural Copper
Blah. (My Emotional Poop Necklace) Sad/Long (old gacha)
[PF] Alena – Fresh – Easter Hunt Gift (not available)
[PF] Glossy Pout Lipstick – Choco (*BONUS in the fatpack)
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Ink-
marukin pose from current Collabor88

Ruffled

assez2l You have only a few more days to shop the current round of goodies at The Gallery Gift Shop. Portia wears a big ol’ ruff from Aesthetica, which I shrank down to fit her dainty frame. Portia’s lingerie, a breast-baring bra with matching undies (not shown), is by Chocolate Atelier. It’s available in red or black. The Twisted Hunt is running from now until September 30. The King of the Skies mask is a standout gift from Contraption. It can be rezzed as decor as well as worn. Untwisted types must stop in and pick up the gift at Dilly Dolls—a beautiful pair of sleek boots in charcoal suede. Twisted types might enjoy the dingy white ruff and crazy clown makeup from goth1co. I’ll let you know if I spy more awesome gifts.

Credits to creators
c.A. Celeste red (at The Gallery Gift Shop)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Aesthetica: Choke Collar- Transfer version (at The Gallery Gift Shop)
[ContraptioN] Masks: King of the skies *Trapeze B* Rez (Twisted Hunt gift)
AnTi-Social – Gills Corset – Negative (I picked this up at the last Thrift Shop event)
ISON – leather leggings (rose)
Amacci Hair, Sphinx (streaked) ~ Midnight Blue
.la petite morte. wixson pale fantasy 2
*BOOM* Fearless wrist cuff (v2) L Gold
Swallow, Lion Earrings
:::Sn@tch Nail Candy (Lapis):::
pose: Ma Vie
I GIMP, you GIMP, he GIMPS…

Sea Hole in my heart

newhole On May 31st, Drinkinstein Sorbet, one of my most most most favourite creators, will be closing her shop The Sea Hole. Until then, everything is 50l. You know Ms. Sorbet’s work from Collabor88, which she founded. Her touchable fabrics, sophisticated colours and signature sea-themed embroideries will be missed. (Or they will stay on Marketplace?!) Several bloggers have said goodbye with a pic of the Valley Dress, so I am following suit. If you don’t have time to scour the racks of The Sea Hole before it closes, make a shopping list from the Marketplace shop, or take my advice and search out the Nicosia Sun Suit, which is perfect for summer. If you have a sense of humour, check out the Octo Dress.

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I’ve blogged The Sea Hole’s wonderful creations many times, but I chose to rerun only this pic because, unlike many of my older, pre-GIMP photos, this one could be improved. Plus, mermaid on yer back. Credits.

Credits for pic one
The Sea Hole – VAlley Dress (MESH) Custard
[ glow ] studio – Wild Shoulder Drape (brown fawn/gold)) (at TDRF)
(Yummy) Sofia Pearls (4 Strands) and earrings and bracelets (former Collabor88 set)
h.m.a.e.m. *midnight princess* clutch – ice
[e] Move Pumps – Java
Faenzo – UFFIE Hair // NTRL Platinum (dollarbie fatpack on Marketplace)
^^Swallow^^ Group Gift- Happy Halloween (old gg)
Cheap Makeup- Eye Gloss [TINTABLE]
:::Sn@tch, Nail Candy (Gold):::
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
pose by xbordeaux (not available as far as I know)
prop: flowey. classic cigarette (wear me!) (came with Bad Habit poses)

Even the evil relax

hailey If a picture is worth a thousand words, this is an essay. At least it is in my classes. Anything longer and the students do that thing where they panic and pout at the same time. It’s so confusing.
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Credits to creators
Zibska, Hailey ~ Ruby [sz1] (NEW; ty Zib Scaggs)
:[P]:- Astrali Skin[Toned-Down]:// Calypso
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Liv
:[P]:- Soul Ink Reloaded://(Tint):Jame
:[P]:-Haunt Collection-Sickness eyes
N.B. All of these Plastik extras have been packed with skin releases for Lazy Sundays. Collect, people, collect.
Aeva // Eyelashes // Long Lashes
Epic, Pierced gold horns (was a freebie at ???)
.:EMO-tions:. STARLINE-braided tattoo / darkred
.Maitreya Gold * Moxie Coal
^^Swallow^^ Bad Ring Gold & Pink
ooo studio and Gos, pouffe
Everybody GIMPs

Let all my guests come in

floorbndgc I disappear and another woman shows up inside my body. This woman is aroused and wholly submissive. It’s impossible to tell which of those qualities comes first, but they feed into each other. “Submissive she” announces her arrival by sinking me into a physical and mental swoon. At times she does it with such intensity that I’d call it fierce. (Hers is a determined surrender.) My partner’s words and instructions can tease and provoke submissive she to surface. But I suspect that I could call her up in his absence by thinking about sexual humiliation. As someone who failed hypnosis and has no patience for meditation, I am astonished by this libido-powered change in my personality and in the way I experience life in my body. It’s not just the presence of pleasure I’ve been feeling. It’s also the absence of rigidness, which I hadn’t realized was so much a part of my usual psychic makeup and physical disposition.
framedsweepcut My play partner constantly asks me to spend a day wearing a harness under my blouse or going without underwear. This is a bad idea for a professor, who stands in front of people for a living, bored people, people who have nothing better to do than look to see if her bra strap is falling off her shoulder again. One morning when I was chatting with my partner, I remembered that I own a pair of BenWa balls, so I proposed to please him by spending the day stuffed with quietly rattly silicone. The prospect of this made him very happy. I’m not sure why. He imagines that I will enjoy acute and perpetual awareness of my libidinous enslavement. In the event, all I felt on BenWa Wednesday were the balls pressing on my bladder: I had to pee every hour, and I had to tug the ball-string backwards if I wanted to whiz’l more than a driz’l. All in all, the public experience of enstuffment was erotic for about 62 minutes, and that was only because some sexting kept me vaginally congested (i.e., not quite engorged). The early-morning private experience, by contrast, hit me like lightning and was certifiably sublime. I tried to insert the BenWa balls standing up but had no luck. I squatted, hovering just above the floor the way I would to insert a too-large tampon. (Who among us ever has the correct size at hand?) The moment the first ball touched my lady parts, I was instantly and intensely aroused. Without warning, the sub inside me appeared and I was blissed out. She returned to the computer not to tell my partner that I’d done the deed and ask if that pleased him but to say “All I want to do is fall to my knees in front of you.” [To be continued if these experiences keep freaking me out]

Credits to creators
Jaimie Earst and Needful Pixel, Sativa LightBlue (open and closed versions; sleeveless high-necked top or, using Lolas Tango, only just covering the lower bübs; I could not, however, get any of the skins I experimented with to show Lolas nips and the slipping top, but I’m an idiot)
Swallow, Arcade Gwen 02 (past gacha)
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts
{{BSD Design studio}}Less is more shinning blk angel shoes (at Fashion Limited this week)
*Dura,Boys&Girls*40(Black)
..::DeliciouS::.. Picky Ankle cuffs (can be leashed, come with wrist cuffs)
Dari’s Haus, Lockable Panel Gag v1.25 (free, probably in Dari’s Haus box of free stuff on Marketplace)
[tea.s] Claw Cuff Bracelet – Onyx (at Fashion Limited this week)
~Soedara~ Bondage Sublime Necklace/Collar Black (scripted and non-scripted versions included)
Stygian, GEN3DEV tail (not available)
poses by Apple Spice
GIMPalicious

Playtime for Portia

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I officially inform my readers that Portia’s Swallow skin and WTG collar, which are both fabulous, are available at Limited Bazaar for another week. With this formal blog business concluded, I consider myself free to fulfill one of my fantasies: writing about my experience of sexual submission. (If that’s the first line of 50 Shades of Gray, it’s not a citation. I’ve invested too much time in reading unrespectable erotica to go legit in an airport bookstore.) This is newbie stuff for me, and still virtual in the sense that the man I play with lives far far away. I enjoy our complicity as we concoct a scenario. I believe that he likes me ungagged and uncompromising as much as he likes me gagged and pliable. (Of course, this relationship will fall apart and I will hate the [future] son-of-a-bitch, but probably not before server-side baking locks me out of SL. So you get to read the happy part of the story. Only my therapist will have to deal with the sad.) Nothing that I’ve read about BDSM prepared me for the emotional dimension of my recent experiences. I’ve discovered that the eroticization of feelings like humiliation and the need to please makes those feelings pleasurable. This reminds me of Freud’s concept of humour as a means of overcoming a threat to the ego, except in submission one experiences the threat rather than trying to evade it with a joke. Of course, both of these strategies involve play, which, for me, right now, is the foundation of the D/S relationship.
clpcolll The other astonishing thing about the emotions I’m describing is the simple fact that I’m having them. I have never felt humiliated by someone and never felt a bewildered hurt at being misused. This despite the fact that I’ve had lovers who did humiliate me and did mistreat me in garden-variety ways. In those situations I was aware of feeling anger and despair, reactive emotions rather than the emotions that preceded the reactions. Wanting to please someone has never been part of my emotional makeup. (Oh so symmetrically, I have never consciously wanted to be pleased by someone. My pleasure has always felt like my responsibility.) In the situation of playing sub to my dom, I feel an overwhelming need to please him, which, oddly enough, I enjoy. As much as submission forces, or allows, me to exist in a simpler and more malleable form of myself, it also permits, and perhaps requires, me to feel fierce. I’ve discovered that allowing myself to be diminished ritually has the effect of expanding me. (Not every time, of course, and not during every moment of a play session. If my blog entry makes you feel like trying this at home, consider that a penis gag is just uncomfortable if there’s no compelling reason to keep it on.)

Credits to creators
^^Swallow^^ Anja Limited Bazar Ivory (A)
Miss Shippe’s Studio, gold breasts like Midas bukake (gacha)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
Dura, Girl 27(Black)resize
Countdown. Karolina Gold Corset S
+:+WTG+:+ **Black Queen** collar (at Limited Bazaar)
Fleshtone :: Vanity Studded Cuffs
HOC Industries – Thigh Boots (Extra Small)
PIDIDDLE – Sharp Nails – Silver Glitz (old gift)
ooo Studio and Gos, Pose Pouf
GIMPed but not PIMPed

Hangs you up the most

medcolorj They say it’s spring, but the weather outside is still frightful. So I say, what the hell, let’s call it summer. Forget dressing up like a bag of Jordan almonds. Eat the damn almonds; wear sangría.
clpcolorxc I’ve been wanting a Glance skin for a while now, specifically because the medium and dark skin tones are so lovely. I got Anais at Skin Fair. She’s a bit dear price-wise, with a bare-face skin at over a 1,000L and separate packs of lipstick and eyeshadow for 500L each. (Good news for those of you who like to make stupid mistakes when buying things: the September lipsticks look just fine on the August tone.)

Credits to creators
*BOOM* Manchesters (lime) xxs (NEW, in mannnyyy colours; ty Ms Ah!)
Leverocci – Sleek Blazer_M_Coral (on sale)
SOUL. Corset Dots S (awesome)
*Glance Skins – Anais – August – Black Brows – Small Cleavage
*Glance Skins – Anais – September – Glossy 06 lipstick
I added Mynerva lashes and Dutch Touch eyeliner, which aren’t available for purchase
MEMIL eyes 06_orange brown (bought on Marketplace)
Swallow, Sunglasses
>TRUTH< Sassy w/Roots – crow
TuTy’s – black hairbase tattoo 2
mijn.botique accessories / huge chain necklace rosegol (past TDRF and not available)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 – rgold
[ glow ] studio – Diamond Bar ring (rose gold)
[HANDverk], Stud Clutch.kiwi (free at the Free*Style shop)
Glitterati, Shuttered pose prop
GIMPed for your pleisure.