Well suited

frugging No, Anorak is not doing the frug. She’s skating, thanks to the magic of Alyx Aerallo’s Street Skater poses for Grafica. She’s wearing an adorable new leisure ensemble from R2 A/D/E for Collabor88. This month you can choose from three, rather than two, ways of flashing, or not flashing, or kindof flashing, your av’s nipples. There’s also a choice of shorts, transparent or opaque. Don’t think I’ve let you down by covering everything up… Continue reading

Kasumi at Collabor88

spacedivasmAll you really need to know is that the metallic bra and u-string set is sold separately from the playsuit. That means you can combine colours—pink and gold or blue or black instead of pink and pink. It also means that your avi can wear the armored unmentionables without the vinyl suit. Most importantly, it means that your avi may be able to defeat an evil empire with peekaboo play, baring her breasts and bits like a latter-day Baubo.
rebel

Credits
NEW r2 A/D/E kasumi top[gold]Maitreya and r2 A/D/E kasumi under[gold]Maitreya: bra and panties sold together (at Collabor88)
NEW r2 A/D/E kasumi[pink2]Maitreya dress r2 A/D/E uruo heels[gold] (these only work with Slink feet)
Slink, Female Feet (AvEnhance) XXS – High
little bones. Hexxed (L) (gift)
NEW **RE** Bad-Kitty Cuff – Common – Brown (Epiphany gacha)
MONS / Giftmas Day 12 (bindi) (n/a)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
-Glam Affair – Sasha skin – India 02 A (past gacha)
Inhale, Inspire tattoo unisex (group gift)
[RUBY] – DOOMED PRINCESS BLOOD ROSES FACE TATTOO
NEW [theSkinnery] Sona eyes – 8 (at Chapter Four April)
pose one: Nantra, Requiem pack [gun not included]
pose two: Del May, Mime Box (n/a)
shot on the Doomed Ship

Sway in the swarm

ushas wings Suspended awkwardly from her thighs and ankles, Portia is thrilled when licorice allsorts take to swarming around her body, until she realizes that she’s already got something in her mouth. Portia wears Zibska’s Usha, which comprises a headpiece and pieces for the upper and lower arms and hands. They can be copied, so there’s no reason not to bury your avi in baby blocks. The HUD allows you to change the colour of two separate batches of black-striped blocks and to blow them up or shrink them down.
twisting Surrealia Anatine of Stockholm & Lima has just released the RLV compatible Nightingale Cage at ROMP. There are perch, bondage and shibari options. (And probably sex. Sex shmex.) The shibari poses are animated (with a pleasing variety of head positions) so you can watch your bunny swing vigorously until she tosses her licorice allsorts. (Or use the slow motion option in the Developer menu of Firestorm.) There are fewer bars in the cage, and they disappear for some of the perch poses. This affords you the new thrill of snapping a picture of every inch of your imprisoned av, as opposed to the nipple or nose you can glimpse between the bars. As with previous Stockholm & Lima props, the dressing process, though streamlined in permission requests, is involved, and if you crash you have to start again. The leg straps are still too big, even though Portia is not a barely-thighed beauty, so I hope that there will be a resize option in the future.

Credits
Zibska, Usha (at We <3 Roleplay; ty Zib!)
[theSkinnery] Sona eyes (at Chapter Four)
-Glam Affair – Sasha skin – India 02 NB
.random.Matter. – Misery Brows
~Tableau Vivant~ Curly hairbase (tintable)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
creator unknown, BoltedXMetal v1.2 gag (As usual I don’t recall where I got this, though I thought it was Marketplace. I know I didn’t pay for it.)
shot at The Bower, Hollowtree

Kinky photo fiasco

leashedforreleaseWhen I saw the photos my play partner took of me, I was stunned by how ugly I looked. At first I conceded that two were okay for posting on FetLife, but I changed my mind as soon as I saw them online. I felt humiliated (in a bad way) by the public exposure of my lumpy body and homely face and by my awkward and lazy rope-bound posing. In the last few months, my top’s primary partner has been falling in love with an idiot and has taken on idiocy as a lifestyle, so he’s feeling vulnerable. Taking the pics was his way of getting back some rigging confidence and exercising creative impulses that he’s had little time to indulge because of a stressful job. We talked about our mutual disappointment when I asked him to remove the photos. But our feelings of inadequacy and fears of rejection take different forms, so we don’t really understand each other. I asked if he would Photoshop one of the pictures we shot to improve my looks, and he said he doesn’t do any manipulation because he wants the raw experience and emotion to show. (I was certainly emotional because he was hitting me while we shot. Turns out my chin quivers in a particularly unphotogenic way.) At first I thought we could try again, covering my whale belly with rope to distract from the blubber and not shooting my squirrel-cheeked face. But given the intensity of my panicky reaction to the first set of pictures, I doubt that I would ever feel good about any pictures of me. I can get naked in the dungeon and know that I might not be appealing to people around me. But I’m too involved with my partner to notice other people’s judging eyes. (The kink scene is neither liberal nor liberated.The narrow focus on the BDS and M means that evaluation is highly concentrated and thus more exacting.) More significantly, when I play I’m not making a claim to being a photo-worthy subject, so my physical defects don’t matter as much. To pose for photos is to propose openly that I am attractive enough to repay perving. It’s a form of hubris.
kitten, hold the whip I couldn’t have anticipated my reaction. I honestly didn’t think I’d look so hideous, partly because the internet is not exclusively populated by photos of young skinny girls in rope. There are sexy pics of women who are older and bigger, but the best of those use flattering lighting or natural light that bathes the whole body. The lighting my top used was harsh. The angles make me look awkward and the highlights and shadows fall haphazardly on my body. There was no way of avoiding this. We were so in the moment. He was shooting frame after frame very quickly. I couldn’t see where he was standing, or where the light was, because I was blindfolded. I haven’t shared this criticism with my top, and I won’t unless we find ourselves thinking about trying again. I can imagine working on one or two poses and getting the lighting right so that my body can carry the strain and beauty of rope without looking unequal to it and without looking defeated by the demands of photographs. We may be able to negotiate something or we may take a lesson from polyamory and agree that our photographic needs can be met only by others.

..::PaperDoll’s::.. Leash tits [Black] (NEW at Kink Monthly) [Love these. Tug tug.]
[theSkinnery] Sona eye collection – 8 (NEW at Chapter Four)
Analog Dog [aka AD] – Delta – SPLASH pack (NEW)
..DirtyStories. Diamond Chest Heart
SIIX//Chrome Lingirie // Black
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
MONS / MESH – Septum Rings (style23)
poses both pics: W. Winx and Flair, Temptation Lounge
The following are past gachas I bought on Marketplace:
=Zenith=Wood Elf Ranger Leather Arm/Gloves -Maitreya
=Zenith=Wood Elf Ranger Leather Leg Belt (Black)-Maitreya
=Zenith=Wood Elf Ranger Leather Long Boots (Black)-Maitreya
-Glam Affair – Sasha skin – India 02 A

Steam and sheen

poised Now that I don’t feel a rush to blog new items I have become an inept photographer. For three of my last four posts I have had to do two shoots. Deciding that the first one is terrible, I do a second that is no better. If I were trying to honour a commitment to a creator I would do the shoot and post it even if I wasn’t ecstatic about my work. The one upside of being unsatisfied is feeling driven to find a setting better than the one in the first batch of pix. Did you know that you can tag a sim with BDSM and steampunk and the grid doesn’t groan or grind to a horrified halt?! On my first night shooting the new Yayoi top and skirt by r2 A/D/E, Portia visited the classy German BDSM club Cafe SMerte. The furnishings are all beautiful leather pieces and the space itself is more of a re-purposed factory rather than a pinioned and pistony pleasure machine. That reminds me, if you don’t like the modern sybians you’ve encountered in other sex sims, you should check out the lovely olde-fashioned version plonked at the feet of one of SMerte’s leather club chairs. Continue reading

Today we try hentai

byyourcommand The Hentai Fair is kicking my flat, lopsided ass. I’ve discovered that getting the right mix of cute and porny is impossible if you don’t have one of those big WASPy heads with even bigger blue eyes. There are other classic Hentai signifiers; but sperm splotch is a hard limit for me in every life, so I wasn’t about to invest in mesh ejaculate. (Don’t go to Hentai Fair looking for mesh ejaculate. I made that up.) I had to give the look a try, however, because I was so impressed by the sexy fit of the gacha lingerie (Maitreya beta) by VINCUE and Kibitz.
hangup Reducing my already small av Anorak to a tight bundle of butt and boobs was a start. The Cunt tattoo is too harsh for Hentai, I know. I’d have liked to play it softer and more feminine with some girl goo gushing out of Anorak’s gash but I was too cheap to shop for it. The only certifiably cartoonish item I have in my inventory is the Nyam Nyam mouth, which I find very appealing but which immediately tips an avi’s look into comical caricature not wanton cartoon. It’s no wonder Anorak ended up swinging from a chandelier. While looking unconvinced.

{ V I N C U E } & Kibitz – Mizu+Suit [MaitBeta] RARE 3 (Hentai Fair gacha)
{ V I N C U E } & Kibitz – Mizu+Hat Snow (Hentai Fair gacha)
{ V I N C U E } & Kibitz – Mizu+Leg [MaitBeta] Garnet (Hentai Fair gacha)
FYI I got the arm wraps for this outfit and they were way too big for my av’s arms.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
[[ CR ]]Nyam Nyam v1.31
ILLMATIC :: Frenchie – Noir[Female](Backward)
Glam Affair – Luna skin – Exotic – Simply Girl – (past 50L Fri)
Speakeasy, Dishonored tattoo
Stylehaus (formerly Mannequin Couture), MC – GIFT – Thigh Tattoos (1L on Marketplace) only Omega applier
Kibitz – Starry bracelet – gold
Demi’s-Starshine.* Hizma/no blink nose piercing (1L on Marketplace)
mijn.botique accessories / studded earrings n.2 gold (not available)
location 1: Japan Fetish Zone (three doll cases in a row!)
Location 2: Pain and Fame, the Asian room, where the Koibito Bed from Zen Creations couch does a nice job of getting an upside-down girl to squirm sexily

Show slave

SAFEFEFORWORK I decided to have some fun when I won Salt&Pepper’s rare Ropes and Flowers Harness. So I devoted a couple of sessions to shooting my naked av on Opium’s kinky stage. This is the only fragment of a picture that’s safe for work. The real fun begins under the cut. Continue reading

I like LODE

Iris Every month I look forward to LODE’s hair accessory gacha at The Chapter Four. In today’s pic Portia wears Iris in Dark Purple. Whereas I usually hit the LODE machine three times and get three different colours—and almost always strike rare—this month I won two Dark Purple and two Red. Hit me up in world if you would like either one, for FREE.

Serene in stripes

whistler In the absence of the annual event at Bakumatsu, Japonica is your destination for a kimono celebrating the season. Out of a wide range of choices—which had me flirting hard with a man’s outfit that I still might buy—I was most attracted to this striped kimono by creator Kokoro (heart.irata) for Kokorotayori. Choosing this one was a risk: the creator provides no demo despite the fact that the costumes are unconventional. Not having a demo prevented me buying from this creator before now. Who knows what I will do next time.
portent Available only till January 10, Zib Scaggs’ latest open gift for Zibska customers is Portent, a set of looooong elegant lashes tipped with birds. The set also includes eyeliner, which Ms. Scaggs has provided in tattoo, CATWA, Lelutka and unisex TMP versions. I have started to wonder just how dizzy Second Life creators get when they offer a multitude of versions. Dizzy or drunk, perhaps. Portia is also wearing a gift from Chop Zuey, a set of beads and single-bead earrings with to-drool-for texture options.
striped kimono I often go to the adult sim Hollowtree to shoot in 8f8’s rare gacha house, which Hollowtree stocks with shibari props. If you want to take pics in an intimate Japanese setting without intimate Japanese rope bondage, you can visit this version of the 8f8 house at Drowsiness.

Credits
Zibska, Portent eyelashes and Liner (gift)
kokorotayori, jorou A (Japonica location until Jan 7 Japan Pacific Time)
Chop Zuey, Tensha Beads, Texture Change Earrings and Necklace (gift)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Balts Big [golden] RARE (gacha)
Clawtooth: Louise Brooks – Red eye flight (not available, I think)
Bens Boutique – Victoria Gladiator Boots XS texture change (requires Slink high feet)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
-Glam Affair – Caroline Skin – New Day – Artic D (last Friday’s 50L item)
NOX. Restless [Three] (past advent gift)
+Nuuna+ Kati Eyeliner 1
::dUTCH tOUCH:: AddOns – Moles and Xtra Freckles (not available)
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Blue Eye
An Lar, Infiniti Pose pack
8f8, Serene Sanctuary – Koi House Rare