All winter I watched labels like AMITOMO infiltrate events with lovely calf-length baggy outfits. I wanted one, them, some…because I felt like my avs, Portia, Anorak, even Hedda, were tired of slinking around half-naked or bound. But the cornucopia of fetish events leaves a kinkster little time for cozy and cute. When I realized that spring is here, but I was still longing for something capacious, I decided to stop by AMITOMO and, after studying the options, hit the Handmade gacha. I also picked up Exile’s free hair and won Katatonik’s bunny ears, a randomized gift, from the Magic of Ozimals egg hunt. Somehow, cuddly led me back to Mother Goose’s and an olde LB skin that you can still win. And yes, I couldn’t stop myself from going tone on tone. It’s my one OCD tendency, or my version of comfort food.
I also pulled the handle on DAMI’s uniforms gacha at Spring Scandal because the rares are beautifully made. All I got was a lavender hoodie. (I hate casual.) I considered drowning it with the other bunnies—just kidding!—but then decided I could experiment with the kawaii schoolgirl look. It’s not the same without long black hair and either a ghost or a dom. Or both…
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hair, pic 2: barberyumyum group gift
skin, pic 2: Glam Affair, Elvi (old but gacha so it might be available)
pose, pic 1: an lar, infinity pack
shot at AMITOMO
I was shocked when I won Enfant Terrible’s rare L’Odeur du Cuir underbust corset. It took me a few seconds to make sense of what I read on my screen. I even had to check my inventory to make sure my eyes had not deceived me. I don’t know why I was so incredulous. It was only my fourth hit on the machine, so it’s not as though I had become a mindless and heedless creature ignoring the most important call of nature—the need for lip balm. (That would come later…) Perhaps my sense of smell was faulty and it took me a while to catch the whiff of leather. Or… (to be continued after the cut) Continue reading
I never have enough wiggle in my wallet to wear Zenith, a line I love, but when I saw the Devious Maids gacha at Wayward Halloween I shook some pennies out of that weird jeans pocket that no one needs. (You know the one. It’s crazy small. You stick your finger in it once in a while and wonder if it’s there because old-timey prospectors kept losing their teeth.) I won the blue sleeves, traded the pink dress for blue, and then bought the hat, manacles and heels. When buying gacha items, I no longer need to go to a huge market and overload my Area Search because all the goodies are available for purchase (at charmingly varying prices) on Marketplace. Lest I sound like someone who is insufficiently addicted to randomness, let me say that if I like a creator’s set I will first play the machine, then play it again, and sometimes try once more, and then decide I’m wasting my money and should buy what I want (before I poke a hole in that pointless fifth pocket). Actually, it’s more like: I will first not be able to get into the sim, then not be able to get in again, and sometimes fail once more, and then decide I’m wasting my time and should buy what I want before my inner Mentos-and-cola experiment blows. Fact is I’m always excited when a new gacha event begins because that means I’ll be able to get into the sim for the last one that opened.
I’m awarding a new Pleizzie prize to SL Blogger Support, which has been getting early access to more and more events for its lucky members. Thank you Supporters from the bottom of my heart, which my devious maid stole because she loves the soothing pulse of a gacha pragmatist.
NB Parts of the Zenith gacha outfit at Wayward Halloween are designed for the Maitreya Lara body. Try a demo to see if it works with yours!
=Zenith=Devious Maids Dress (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids Hat (Blue)
=Zenith=Devious Maids Heels with socks (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids manacle
=Zenith=Devious Maids Shoulder (Blue) Maitreya
:: Purple Moon :: Birdcage is part of the Be Mine Catsuit Halloween Special (new VIP group gift)
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body V3.4
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 G (past gacha)
White Widow, Whiplash tat RARE white (gacha at the Epiphany)
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – really dark (new)
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes and big black spots (old Skin Fair gift)
R.icielli – SKULL EARRING /GRAFF (old and a little creaky)
pose one: Ma Vie, Revealed
pose two: Label Motion, Fugitive (old special event pose)
location one: Voodoo Bayou
location two: Wayward Halloween sim
It’s been a while since gacha smiled on me and granted me a rare. This one couldn’t be any more lavish or dramatic. Continue reading
He called to cancel our date on Friday afternoon. His father is seriously ill. He wouldn’t see him till Sunday. He couldn’t think about anything else. I cried on public transportation for 75 minutes. If it had been a crowded rush-hour train all the bodies would have afforded me some privacy. (One very nice man did give me a napkin and encouraged me to open it to get the most out of it.) In texts, I tried to suggest alternatives to the elaborate rope scene my top and I had been planning. I was selfish, but… I don’t know him very well. It’s possible a little light bondage is the perfect thing to relieve his stress. Tops are said to lack control in their lives and enjoy controlling the bottom’s body; for rope tops this extends to the intense focus of the tying. (Bottoms are said to seek relief from obligations to act. [Obligations to act might be called “power” if most bottoms were men.] My career as a professor saddles me with more responsibility and authority than I want. And yet I’ve never been in a scene that freed me from making decisions. The possibility of nerve damage keeps me alert.) (There’s RL lingerie and, yes, some tasteful avatar nudity after the dreaded cut.) Continue reading
2073. Whoever assembled the new La-Z-Boi forgot to stock the mini-bar and weapons orbs. Continue reading
I Flickr follow a number of talented SL photographers who favour BDSM themes. I am envious because I can’t figure out where they source their bondage outfits and props. For years Prairie Kawashima has unknowingly taunted me with her androgynous naked Asian av, who poses modestly in perfectly snug delicate rope harnesses. Driscol Byron’s subs, Laura, a Surprise Package in the Kink Department, Sacha Audeburgh, Ash and Laura Demonista appear latexed and leathered, wrapped and strapped, and bound and gagged to within an inch of their corsets. But with the exception of the gifted Surprise Package, who has begun to blog, none of them names her sources. This leaves me searching for kinky gear on the Marketplace, where I was finally rewarded for my submissive patience (or obstinacy) when I found some affordable fetish wear from DRBC. Continue reading
Oh no, Princess Predicament of the House of Prats is lost in the woods! Whatever will she do?! More importantly, what is she wearing? Continue reading
I think this is my post celebrating the colours of spring. It’s time once again to think about cute bunnies and chicks, chocolate or otherwise. This week I dressed Portia up as a warrior and then decided that she could be any old urban girl momentarily surprised by a giant rat, and not the marshmallow kind. New items in Portia’s wardrobe include the Vykris Corset from Aikea Rieko for The Plastik and the colour-change Echo shorts from Zibska by Zib Scaggs. (A girl needs a battle breastplate and fatigues when she ventures out on garbage night.) One of my favorite new accessories is the array of arrowhead piercings from Alegria, which I picked up at Love and War II. There are spikes in back and a nose-ring too, and the set is available in copper as well as antique silver. It was 30L when I bought it, but that might have been a 30L Saturday price. Continue reading