Don’t call me kitten, or do (I can’t decide)

dont callmekitten Believe it or not, one of my soft SL limits is sporting a collar that’s tagged with a sweet word like “Princess” or “Precious” or “Kitten.” IRL I do not like being called a rope “bunneh”: I’m not a pea-brained, silent furry creature that’s fun to pet! (I just like being tied up. And petted.) It is the case, however, that I admire lines like tsg and Altair. When I saw the cute Kokoro collar, Altair’s fundraising contribution to the Lexi Project, I figured that it might be okay to buy it and take it for a spin. For charity. I set the tag to “Kitten,” collared my cute alt Hedda—instead of the more womanly Portia—and was not surprised that despite the good cause “Kitten” felt demeaning. (Don’t venture under the cut if you think veiled nudity is just as bad.) Continue reading

Think galactically

telepathyZib Scaggs is the kind of creator who likes it when her bloggers do odd things with her works. At least I think she is. Today I’ve combined the outsized interlocked rings of the new Titan hairdo with the orbit of another new style, Enceladus. As usual Zib’s hairstyles, like the Alerio set of men’s necklace and cuffs, are colour and size change. A constellation of new ‘dos await you at Hair Fair, where Zib is one of the most charitable creators with a 75% donation to Wigs for Kids.

Credits
Zibska ~ Alerio Necklace and Cuffs for men (NEW—colour and size change; at The Secret Affair; ty Zib!)
Zibska ~ Titan with Hairbase ~ 05* in tattoo and TMP (NEW—colour change and resize at Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Zibska ~ Enceladus—Orbit only [modded] (NEW—colour change and resize at Hair Fair; ty Zib!)
Maitreya, Mesh Body – Lara V2.1
no. 7 Geometry Lashes
Glam Affair – Lilith – Africa 02 D
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Eye Abyss
pose by Riri Nini not available

(Sw)itch it up

notkidding Now in my fifth week of insomnia, I am attempting to trick myself into exhaustion by blogging. Unable to get to sleep some nights until 4AM, but also unable to do anything else, I am being reprogrammed into the world’s least productive “night person.” I am also being transformed into an enraged matron because some nights the hemorrhoids get in on the vampirification protocol, itching like a million mosquito bites at a hen party. (Prefer undersharing and a nip slip? Venture below the cut.) Continue reading

Green, I am envious

hungup 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

Work work work

affective labour It takes all kinds to make kink work. The Pit is a new hangout for RPers and bondage aficionados. Pop upstairs for a well-curated assortment of sophisticated bondage props including Stockholm & Lima’s shibari rig and Dutchie/Rustica’s orientalist cage La Signora della Pazienza. Continue reading

Dolls with jobs

dark matter Today Anorak wears the warp-core hot Leyana dress from Sakide at Futurewave. Available in white or black, the dress features a multitude of gorgeous colour choices for the stripes. In the first pic Anorak also wears Chaos Panic and Disorder’s Nemesis Chest Implant. She could pair it with a matching eye implant, but that will cost extra.
relax she's a nurse Relax, she’s a nurse. Or a Stripagram.

Rocket to <a href=”http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cursed/128/127/1017&#8243; target=”_blank”>Futurewave</a>. Thank you to all the creators and to Cursed Events.
Look one
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress White XS (at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Nemesis Chest Implant (Female) (colour change gem and metal, at Futurewave)
:*:CPD:*: Neural Net (colour change, try the main store)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 D (at Collabor88)
no. 7, love bite (dark) [You can’t see them but Anorak knows they’re there. That’s why she’s walking that way…] (at L’Accessoires; ty Shortie!)
[UMEBOSHI] Knee tattoo -Barcode-
+ Lamb. Warpaint – Variety (last month’s Collabor88)
HOLLYHOOD, WHITE DARIANA HEELS-FOR SLINK HIGH FEET (at Fi.Friday)
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style15) rosegold
:[P]:- Aerin Cuff :// Rosegold (previous gacha)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye [fucking awesome]

Look two
[ SAKIDE ] Leyana Dress Black XS (at Futurewave)
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 G
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
no. 7, love bite (dark)*Soonsiki! Blue
Slink, Tall Leather Thigh Boots Average Black
The Secret Store – Leather Gloves – Carbon – S (old gacha)
[Chariot] Cyborg Fashion NuSB Link (old gacha)

shot on the Doomed Ship

Unpartnered

bellyinbedshadowed Hicks from the sticks who switch. That’s how I would describe the men I sat with at a small shibari party on Friday night. The men who were tying up their girlfriends, and the guy who was getting stoned and taking pics with his phone, are city dwellers. As are the girlfriends. And me. Don’t get me wrong. The men from towns where there is no cell phone service were perfectly nice people, and the conversation was not awkward. What was awkward was having no prospect of getting tied. Okay, it was also a little awkward being way too close to people who were getting their hogtie on. Saturday night I went to a class about puppy play in a dungeon I wanted to check out. On FetLife dozens of people said they were going to go. Three couples showed up. And me. Don’t get me wrong. I asked playful questions so I could sniff out the possibilities. Quickly I realized that I identify with both dogs and cats, especially when they misbehave. The dog side of me would eat half an unguarded muffin and then have no clue why master was chastising me. I’d probably be happy to receive such vigorous attention. Not to mention stimulated by a swat on the nose with a rolled newspaper. The cat side of me would just play with the muffin as if it were a mouse and then show mistress contempt when she tried to remonstrate with me. Continue reading

Nigh, not now

holding steady Futurewave doesn’t start until February 14th, but Pleisure is flashing you forward with a vision of Chariot’s Krylova jacket, a puff-sleeved leather wonder of the off-world colonies. The first thing I should say is that Anorak is not wearing the matching trousers. This is because even Cybermen can be momentarily distracted by a great pair of legs.
critical inquiryThe Krylova fatpack HUD gives you a choice of wool and leather fabrics in white and an array of sober colours suitable to any young professional. (And then there’s red.) You can make the uniform four-star snappy by colouring the collar and the racing stripes separately.
holding company I love shooting in the cargo hold on the Doomed Ship. Partly because of the palette and the detail in the environment. Partly because it looks so good in the semi-darkness. Partly because the thick chains hanging from the ceiling give me ideas. Mostly, however, it’s the scale that I appreciate. In SL so many architectural and design elements are comically disproportionate in relation to the avatars. The Doomed Ship cargo hold is a vast space that dwarfs my av perfectly instead of making her look like a shrimp out of water.

Credits
[Chariot] Krylova Jacket (available Feb 14th at Futurewave; ty Sian!)
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 NB (December Arcade gacha)
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
NOX. Sunspots [Three]
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
.ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Medium red (tintable)
MINA Hair – Ashton (materials) (recent TDR Fusion mini pack)
HOC Industries – Thigh Boots (Extra Small) (colour change)
Zibska, Keane ~ Ear Cuff [Left]

Drafty

perv My favorite hairstyles, tones and textures come from Little Bones creator Nova Faerye. She can’t stop gifting her VIP group, which costs 100L to join. Right now there are ten gifts near the front desk, half of which feature the awesome new Ink Dipped palette. Continue reading