The light at the end of the bunny tunnel

Portia suffers beautifully in r2 A/D/E’s Kagura from this month’s Collabor88. I love the name Kagura because it reminds me of Nawashi Kanna’s extraordinary partner. She’s a compelling presence on the stage. I have seen her play a glorious rope-bottom-as-goddess to Kanna’s gangster. But I’ve also seen her play a woman who does not want to be touched and can’t believe that this man with the rope is asking her to do such indecent things. I’ve seen her play this as wide-eyed shock and as resentment. I confess I prefer watching resistance than glory. After seeing the duo perform at a recent rope con, I said I loved seeing Kagura’s intense emotion, particularly fear. The idiot top I’d unfortunately paired up with cut me off, saying “The emotions aren’t real.” No, the staged emotions aren’t “real” in the sense that they are exaggerations. But they are real in the sense that these are the emotions we bottoms feel when we are in rope. We are gifted and generous enough to express them openly when we tie. Honestly, tops, you’re missing out on at least half of the pleasure of rope when you refuse to explore your partner’s psychological-somatic states. (You can watch Kanna and Kagura perform in Tokyo and in Vienna.)
This lovely bunny’s tail is a lightbulb. Of course! Unfortunately you can’t see the delicate tracery of the glowing globe. And you want to see the tracery. The Nogitsune poses in pix 1 and 2 are free from Aii at the Kurenai event. There are plenty of poses for furry ears as well as foxy bodies.
The thing you need to know about this outfit is that the bodysuit and metal modesty panel can be worn separately. Snap out the gold panel and your avi can use the toilet, or, if she’s emotionally open and filled with generosity, welcome some glorious fleshy bits into her exposed sex.

Credits
NEW from r2 A/D/E at Collabor88, sold separately as indicated
r2 A/D/E kagura boots[pink]Maitreya
r2 A/D/E kagura[pink]Maitreya: bodysuit, modesty panel and tail
r2 A/D/E kagura head-gear[pink]: ears
[monso] My Hair – Inni reds
S&P, O cuffs
Aii, + Kit Septum Gold + {egosumaii} (free at Kurenai)
White Widow, Charade Belt (in white and in black)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 A
KICHI – Red dot bindi (FREE on Marketplace)
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye
poses pic 1 and 2, Aii, Nogitsune poses (free at Kurenai)
pic 1 and 3 shot at Hollowtree

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How silly looking is Simone?

You may have noticed that I almost never use a mesh head. I own LeLutka’s Stella and Simone, whom you see here today in The Skinnery’s Maite skin in champagne and eyebrows and lipstick from adored. Adored, by the way, is running an advent calendar from now till December 24, which seems to promise all the lipsticks a Catwa or LeLutka mesh head could ever wear. There are also some tempting items on sale. Neither Stella nor Simone is as beautiful as my classic avs Portia and Anorak, who wear only Glam Affair (or old skins from Birdy). GA isn’t doing system skins any more. Neither are they doing enough skins for LeLutka heads for me to put more effort into embracing Simone. This means that I am stuck using my old Glam Affair system skins, which is fine since a lot of them still look good. Fine but ironic: I remain loyal to the product but the producer is no longer making money from me. Feeling convinced that I am going to fall too far behind the times to keep blogging, I headed over into The Skinnery, an old favorite of mine, and searched out something that would work for Simone. That’s when I realized that nothing works for Simone because Simone doesn’t work. I don’t like the included shape and, try as I might, I can’t create a face that doesn’t look cartoony. When I turn on moods and expressions, the contrast between Simone’s silly elastic face and the seriously slinky Lara body is unbearable. And completely unworkable for photos of bondage wear. It’s possible that I will have to create a caricatured body to go with Simone’s long nose, big eyes and large lips. Today, however, I am happy that a little bit of vintage styling made my cartoony Simone appear sexy.

The Skinnery, Maite champagne (comes with shape not shown; Maitreya Lara applier for champagne skin is a separate purchase)
#adored – exalted lips – sexpot edition {lelutka} (also a Catwa version; on sale right now and maybe all this week)
#adored – spellbound brows – molten metal edition {omega}
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.0
FGInc.+ Mariposa tattoo Outline, Flamingo (this is a sinuous symmetrical design, which covers arms and back as well as chest; Omega applier and system layer; gacha at Imaginarium)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
=Zenith=cairen dress (Sky) fitted mesh (past gacha)
tram D428 hair / maroon (an old hairdo without which I would fall into a coma)
tram -shizuku earring (group gift; group is free to join)
shot at Ethereal City, which Noon Jaxon cultivates with dedication

Portrait of a glam opium eater

I’m perimenopausal. (Hmm. As openings go, that one might be less than compelling, unless you’ve never heard the word perimenopausal, which I hadn’t until a friend used it a few years ago. Technically, one is periM until menopause, which is not a phase but the moment at which one has not had a period for 12 months. It takes a long time to say periM, so I just say I’m going through “the change.”) One apparent perk of “the change” arrived two years ago: I stopped craving cola, which I’d drunk in excess since I was 20, my skin cleared up after 35+ years of spots, and PMS disappeared. Gee, I thought, free at frickin’ last. Who knew what joys would come when my body started giving up on me as a sexual being? And how ironic that it started when I decided to be a sexual being again (in the rope realm). The acne, the PMS and a teensy bit of the cola craving are back. I spent the last six weeks poking at zits again. And I am now so depressed that I spent the last two days lying on the couch doing nothing except taking pics in SL. So here you go, this is how I’ve been keeping myself occupied while I wait for a period that’s late for no sexual reason.
Apparently all the hair in the [e] store is going to be retired soon, so go now. And yeah, I know this outfit is combining Chinese and Japanese elements. Throw an abacus at me.

Credits
[CX] Fengyue – Red//Type.2 ( Maitreya ) (@ Uber, I think) NEW
*:..Silvery K..:*Japanese pipe(Lotus Gold)C be careful when you buy: two of the four pipes on display are transfer only! (@ We <3 role play) NEW
*{( konpeitou )}* sweetie – 7 – clogs (@ Lootbox gacha, bought on Marketplace) NEW
[e] Betty (Essentials pack)
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.7
Glam Affair, Kinga applier
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
alme Modern gift pink manicure (Tres Chic birthday gift)
[Glitzz] Zania Earring (Tres Chic birthday gift)
[CX] Pierced Septum (Gold) (idk where this came from, an old gift, maybe SLB13)
MiWardrobe, Japanese coin – bracelet (OMG, so old! I loved MiWardrobe)
idk where I got the tat
Xplicit, Pet’s Cage
location: Opium Den (adult)

Pervy Haruka

Once again, I shot pics, didn’t like them, got busy, did some rope bondage, recovered, thought I’d toss these up because I do really like Haruka, a recent ensemble from r2 A/D/E. It was available at the April Collabor88, so look for it in the main store soon.
Is it odd that I sank a lot of lindens into the Simone head, played with it, and then got so distracted by life that I didn’t announce to the world that my av could finally express herself? I’m not getting the joy I once got in SL.

Credits
The outfit comes in three parts, and I’m not quite sure I have them right:
1. r2 A/D/E haruka boots[black]Maitreya
r2 A/D/E haruka panties[black]Maitreya
2. r2 A/D/E haruka top[black]Maitreya
r2 A/D/E haruka mask[black]Maitreya (not shown)
3. r2 A/D/E haruka[black]Maitreya (the apron thingie)
.LeLutka.Head.Simone 2.7
Glam Affair, Kinga skin Lelutka applier
Arise, Ela brow black
Tableau Vivant \\ Spring curls 4 – B+W (gacha)
Clemmm – ReSnick eyes .black sclera.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Fallen Gods, Courtesan Lotus Breast Paint
[ME] Owned tattoo
!IT! – Happy Together Bracelet
!IT! – Spike Earring
pose pic two: Bauhaus Movement, Chocolate Anime 23

Cozy n cute

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…

Not credited above
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

Koibito kimono

Finger the deliciously erotic goods at Re:Japonica and stock up for your next orientalist scene. But only until April 9, which is April 8th in the West. Get there by the 7th to be safe. (Venture under the cut only if you are alone and certain the FBI hasn’t slaved your microwave.) Continue reading

Jazzy at Japonica

pierobymoonlightI don’t know why it’s traditional in Japan to buy a new kimono in January each year. I do know that it’s one of my favourite personal traditions in SL. I skipped it last year because I didn’t see anything I liked, so I was thrilled to find some gorgeous kimonos by Piero at Japonica. They’re all fashioned from playfully patterned and riotously colored fabrics, and yet they don’t look garish. The patterns are overscaled, but that just makes the garments all the more charming. I chose this one because it feels like the jazz age.
facets
I can’t even talk about my life right now. Bleh.

Credits
+PIERO+Taisho Roman kimono/navy / Maitreya (also has a non-Maitreya version in one size) [NB hands cannot exit the kimono] (at Japonica)
!1mm*** tabi/geta2016 (free at Japonica) [I took off my Maitreya Lara feet]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
(r)M Hair No.39’16, fantasy o.7-9 pack
LODE Head Accessory, Eden Deep Red (gacha at Chapter Four)
CURELESS [+] Anemic Deers Tiara [Coal] (comes with a light blue version)
[Haste] Collared Harness White S (old gacha)
-Glam Affair – Amberly II – Polar – Red Ice G (old gg)
La Malvada Mujer – Cinema Muto #5 [lips] (n/a)
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
pose Di’s Opera, Exquisite pack (Xmas gift at previous Cosmopolitan)
location The Guardians gacha event

Rope’s end

ihazasadcensoredFull frontal nudity under the cut and the latest events leading to a ropeless future. Continue reading

Don’t wanna be a cowboy

donwannabeacowboySometimes I like to challenge myself, and the powers that be, by dressing my av in brown and giving her ponygirl dreams.

Credits
*PROMAGIC* Yodha – Bra – Brown (gacha at Kinky Monthly)
*PROMAGIC* Yodha – Panties – Brown (gacha at Kinky Monthly)
Kibitz – Dali’s leather torso straps [XS] brown – RARE (past gacha)
#EMPIRE – Ipomoea – Maitreya (fatpack only)
[e] Kabrina hair
Messiah : Qavah / Unisex / DBrown mask
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.5
INYB, Lexi project tattoo (not available)
*Bolson / Face Tattoo – Fang (Fresh) (C) (no idea where this came from)
#adored – kit lashes
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye
-Glam Affair – Sia India – 04 C
poses: Ama & Nais – Cuffed pack (past Romp)
shot at: PFS Stables & Nico’s Haunted Dungeon