Making a scene

plotting It’s only just recently that I’ve realized that I can get to know people first, perhaps over a period of many months, before playing with them. And that the people I have known for a while might be good play partners. It’s tough, nevertheless, to see a friend who started in the scene a few months after I did (in August 2014) already have a dom with whom she plays regularly and with abandon. The only taste of submission I’ve had came just last week with a man I’ve been gladdened and maddened by for six months. Before it happened, we had another one of our tussles over intimacy (in which I cry and soak his shirt because getting angry is too risky, and he holds me and broods until he admits to some kind of performance anxiety.) I was close to angry this time, close enough to change out of my sexy outfit, which I’d had on for a matter of minutes, don my street clothes and flats, pack my bag and put on my coat. (I’d waited so long to wear my black suede Mary Janes with their 4.5 inch heel. I was crushed.) We both sat in our coats in an empty playroom while we stewed in our own juices. Once we were cooked through, we moved to a room where people were scening. That was too much for frustrated me to ignore, so finally I said “I want to sit at your feet and put my head in your lap,” and he assented. As he stroked my hair I turned into a pussycat enjoying a nice spot of sun after a thorough grooming and a good meal.
mistress commands Later, when I was back to my usual self, he described the submissive me as demure, and I wanted to argue about his adjective. But then he said he felt intense affection for me while he was stroking my hair, and I decided that I’d give him a pass…this time. In the hope, of course, that there will be a next and I will get to wear a collar and leash while I sit between his legs. There’s nothing too demanding in this scenario for either of us, which is probably the best way to play it right now. I cannot afford to sit and wait for the arrival of the lightning-bolt dom who will make me his slave. Meanwhile, I have time enough to wait for my relationship with my friend to grow into something more intense.

h.m.a.e.m. – The small faces necklace – two (NEW; comes in five variations on the faces; ty Riri! glad to have you back!)
Dead Dollz, Malice Poudre (only the blouse): on sale prior to retirement, comes with a black pencil skirt
Zaara, Trishna Leggings (these are old but wonderfully spring-like)
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style22) bronze (at TDRF)
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style23) [L and R nostrils] – bronze (at TDRF)
Essences [Storm TDRFusion03] pale02 *brunette* (at TDRF)
[KOOQLA] Nico – beauty marks tattoo
MIA14 … BEAUTY MARKS 1 Face Only
-Glam Affair – Gloss 04
.Birdy. Simple eyeliner
[monso] My Hair – Yong/ Black Brown
Clemmm, Damaged Hands *Bruises and grit* 1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Small
pose one: flowey (with a prop whip from Zibska’s Cynthia dress)
pose two: Ma Vie, Mistress
location: Hollowtree

Get your goat

getyourgoat According to the Chinese calendar 2015 is the year of the goat. I logged onto Marketplace to find a free goat tattoo to mark the year and found a demon. Nasty-ass goats are popular among Satanists, metal-heads and conspiracy theorists. I wanted something friendlier, so I opted for an Intrigue Co. gacha goat plushie named Magnus. Continue reading

Leathered in

leathered up Leather. Lots of it. I could never see the appeal. So I decided I’d buy some and make Portia wear it. Her buckled Mel jacket is available from IceWater in a 199L HUD-driven fatpack. It features three options for the metal and a half-dozen sophisticated colours—no straight-up CMYK shit to ruin your fashion day. As much as I like the jacket, I still had to resort to Wikipedia to figure out why people love leather. I realize now that my error was evaluating it from the outside when I should have been imagining myself feeling safe and snug on the inside. Buckled in, not buckling out.
cruelshoes I went nuts at the 70% off Black Friday sale at Pure Poison. Shaleene Kenin is my favourite footwear designer, so nuts was inevitable. My other weekend find was the Bisquit skin in Heat by Kooqla.
kooqla heat bisquit

IceWater, Mel -Mesh- Belted Leather Jacket XS (with colour HUD)
little bones. Horrorshow ink dip pack (new group gift in store) [Don’t be discouraged by the wide part. I didn’t use the tintable hairbase because I’m lazy.]
MONS / MESH – Septum Ring (style20) black (at the Silly Sevens event)
[KOOQLA] Bisquit . Heat 02 (db)
Nox. Beauty Marks [Four]
{S0NG} :: Chibi~ Abyss Eye
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes (old gift)
– .HoD. – Draconic Claw Collar v3 (Resize)
ISON – leather leggings (black)
Pure Poison – Purple Infierno Heels for Slink High Feet
pose one: an lar (not available)
pose two: Mabinogion, Crouch

Kinky sloth

slothing Riri Ninni of h.m.a.e.m will release her new Tasha dress on September 5th for the next round of The 24. Each colour of the pebbled dress (in cream, grey, sepia or white as well as the black shown here) is a strictly limited edition of 30 copies.  Continue reading

Take me for a walk

Skin me I am (not really) happy to report that my rare-gachatosis is in remission. This may be less a health issue than a metaphysical phenomenon—a punishment for my rationalist choice to shop yardsales instead of trusting in the gacha gods. I was too impatient to wait for resale of Umazuma Metaluna’s new Haruko skins for The Skinnery. I could not not play after I got a look at the refreshingly odd makeups hiding among the nice normals. Number 3 works beautifully (or uglily) with the new group gift hair from little bones. The HUD for the latter offers two eccentric ombres that make liberal use of the most terrifying of colours, yellow. (The fashion world succeeded in domesticating orange. Yellow is not going to roll over to be declawed.) In other news this week, Pure Poison creator Shaleene Kenin sent her subo and VIP groups awesome pairs of hardware-n-handcuff-themed bracelets.

[theSkinnery] Haruko 3 (milk) DB CL1 (gacha at The Chapter Four; comes with multiple implants appliers but no hands or feet or butts or faces or mouths)(can noses be far behind? Pinocchio proboscis is almost as catchy as Phat Azz)
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
little bones. Full Moon (one of two group gifts, check notices)
Faenzo, Mirte Structural Dress – Charcoal Leather S (last month’s Collabor88)
..::DeliciouS::.. Doggy Dog Leash Gold (Female)
(Yummy) Layer Cake Ring (at the Arcade; you can try yard sales, but these rings seem to be too scrummy to resell)
Pure Poison – Screw HandCuffs Gold (subo gift)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Flair, Prestige_add-on Slink nails (freebie)
Izzie’s – Tights eggshell
Just a Pose, GYRO (an oldie)

I picked purple

purp3x At times I think I’m a bad blogger, so I decide to make it worse. Colour-wise Oh My Gacha was good to me—except for the mint, I can’t do anything with mint—because it paid out in black and rose gold. But it also gave me purple in the form of the Saturn undies from tsg. I accepted chance’s implicit challenge. In the only way I know how. By typing the word purple into my inventory. The old flower-tipped mustache was a surprise. But everyone likes a mustache on a pretty girl. (See above re making it worse.)

Credits to creators
.tsg. Sentofuku Lingerie – Saturn (at Oh My Gacha)
*:..Silvery K..:*Japanese Lady’s shoes for winter(Purple) (gacha at Kimonoichi festival at Kyoto/Bakumatsu until the end of the month well, that ended rather abruptly; check the mainstore to see if it’s available there)
{Frick} Winter Tights in Sugarplum (p) (not gacha but only 30L and available in several colours)
[Aux]Fly Free – Purple (old gacha)
-Glam Affair – Neva Frost 03 A (ends today)
L.Fauna, Rosebud Moustache (Purple) (old Seasons Hunt gift, not available)
+Nuuna+ Zion 2 Purple tat.
[JB] Juicy Box – Feather / Watercolor Tattoo (NEW on Marketplace; you can’t see the feather bits around the cleavage, which make the tat extra super lovely)
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Rossi II” Baby Pink Purple
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
MONS / DualColor eyes – purple
Mudhoney, Priya Chair Mauve (from the Love Donna Flora event)

We are not amused

ririhat I have to hand it to Birdy creator Nina Helix. The Blair skin, her item for the Arcade, makes Anorak look mean. And I like that. I also like the stylish new Nini hat from h.m.a.e.m., which mesmerizes with its baby blue baubles. (I’m fairly certain it’s against the TOS for a creator to name a hat after herself. First she must use every other exotic name, including, of course, Feldercarb and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The former is a curse word from the original Battlestar Galactica series. The latter is a place in Wales.)

leatherbirdy Gingerbread is my favourite of the Wasabi Pills hair shades. It’s one of the rare colours at the Arcade, suggesting that it’s popular with everyone and incites players to keep feeding the machine. An unscientific sampling of contemporary British television indicates that even gingers believe they should be mocked for their appearance. SL’s gacha freaks must disagree.

Credits to creators
Look one
h.m.a.e.m. – the nini hat zerozeroone (also available with black or purple base) (NEW and only at the Salimar location; ty Riri!)
[IN]Sight :: Winter Coat :: Black [S]
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Darling (Brown) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
booN DQO010 hair chocolate
booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate
.MONS / DualColor eyes – purple

Look two
/Wasabi Pills/ Kira Mesh Hair – Gingerbread – RARE (NEW at the Arcade; ty Miss Lemon!)
.Birdy. Blair Skin ~Peaches~ Sin (Red) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Patchwork Army – Teddy Bear – Ears (NEW at the Arcade)
.Shi Fur Pullover {BrownSet} {S}
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
imeka, kylie pose pack

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

In that gacha groove

anorak essences I am usually very conservative with gachas. But I recently went a bit nuts on skins from Essences and Birdy. It’s not that I was collecting them all, and it’s not that I knew which skin I wanted and kept trying till I got it. It’s that I got one and thought “Nah, that’s not quite right.” I can win a rare and be disappointed if it’s white, for instance, or black, and I’d rather have ecru or burgundy. Usually I resign myself to failure and walk away. But when I have man troubles, which I’ve been having lately, I spend aggressively. That could be because killing my lindens is more legal than killing my squeeze. Or because I’m making up for the romantic letdown by going for gacha satisfaction.
essen3 I’m extremely happy that Maya Levane is back making beautiful items for TokiDoki. She is very generous with gifts for her VIP group members. The mustard-yellow version of the long, buttonless Juliana sweater modeled in this post is on sale at TDRF. The blue version is the current group gift.
devon When I looked at Birdy’s Devon skin gacha at The Chapter Four I thought “Hmm, that’s a quirky face. Better not.” But it’s the Birdy quirk that I like about Birdy. Turns out the skin looks adorable on Anorak Offtherack, my teen alt. Here Anorak models one of the new line of soft, easy Traveler t-shirts by Aranel Ah for BOOM. Some are plain, some patterned, and some are lettered with catchphrases I have yet to decode. (I’m too embarrassed to admit how long I thought ERMAHGERD was a character from a Tolkien novel.)
devon2x If you need to get all dressed up, join the h.m.a.e.m VIP group for the Raja gift necklace in a threateningly decadent black-pansy shade.

No 1
Essences – Rose OMG 14 *lait* blonde (at Oh My Gacha event)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
tram, A817 hair / darksalmon (size40)
(TokiD) Juliana sweater_small (mustard) (at TDRF till Thursday)
(Nylon Outfitters) Folds Dress – Horses

No 2
Essences – Rose OMG 12 *peche* brown (at Oh My Gacha event)
MONS / Shocking eyes – hazel
tram, A811 hair (this is an old group gift, so it can’t be bought in this particular colour)
(TokiD) Juliana sweater_small (light blue) (NEW VIP group gift; fee to join)
MichaMi: Nina Crop Top in Steel

No 3
*BOOM* Traveler Tee (Socially Awkward) XS (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
.Birdy. Devon Skin ~Porcelaine~ (Frost) (at The Chapter Four)
MONS / DualColor eyes – dream
ISON – Heidi hair (reds pack)

No 4
h.m.a.e.m. – raja – necklace – black soul (NEW VIP group gift; fee to join; ty Riri Nini!)
.Birdy. Devon Skin ~Biscuit~ (London) (at The Chapter Four)
Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Twilight Sea Shadow, w1)
Amacci Hair Daphne ~ Brown Sugar
Anais Gaea, diamond earrings (colour change, on marketplace)
Anais Gaea, black diamond nose stud (colour change, on marketplace)

These pics were GIMPed gently. I shot them under strong light. The skins look more deeply coloured under a dimmer light.