A bottom’s cranky body

I love playing with Alexandra (not her real name). She’s inventive. She doesn’t follow the “traditional” Japanese patterns—the ones that tend not to be fatal. The second time we scened, she supported my head with ropes at the base of my skull. I ended up with a headache for ten days. I kept telling Alexandra (still not her real name) that we made this mistake together, and that each of us has to be responsible to the other. Meanwhile, I was being a shit because I kept putting off going to the doctor, thus shirking my responsibility to both of us to be proactive about possible serious injury. I looked in vain for a kink-friendly doctor online, and when I asked a friend who knows the scene pretty well, she assumed I needed a gyno, not a GP! I imagined telling a vanilla GP that I was doing acro-yoga, which is a thing, and that we decided to add some rope because my balance is bad. But I’m one of those “I cannot tell a lie” people and I’m also pretty blunt, so I would have ended up saying something like “I’m into rope bondage and the person tying me up may have done bad things to my head. Not on purpose.” The third time I played with Lexie—Ima call her that now—we did not injure me. The fourth time, during a sublime scene in which I was standing on one leg and had the other bent leg suspended, I sustained some kind of butt-muscle injury on the side of the suspended leg. I met a kinky yoga instructor who said it happened because my hips weren’t open. It takes 90-minutes of mostly yang yoga poses to open my hips. (And probably my legs…if you know what I mean.) That injury plagued me for more than five weeks, and I was really worried that I would go into our fifth scene too butt-borked to play much. Miraculously, my butt—which had been especially tender for days, to the point where I was worried about sciatica—woke up pain-free the day before Sexy Lexi (no one’s real name) and I were supposed to scene. I am happy to report that I emerged unscathed from that scene, having not ceased to breathe when she wrapped my chest very tightly. (UNF. Breath play yo.) I hate thinking that my body is easily injured because before doing rope I hadn’t done anything physical—not since I quit ballet at 10 and gym at 16. I also hate thinking that I am really very old and have to be extra cautious. Now that I have been feeling the effects of positions that don’t seem strenuous, I am even more scared to try suspension again. For some reason, however, Lexapalooza (that name actually suits her) and I have decided to try one. I hope she will like my helmet and football pads.
Tram at Hair Fair. Weird angle on Hedda’s weird face. Nuff said.

Credits
tram, G0517 hair (HUD 3) NEW
.Birdy. May Skin ~Peaches~ (Brown)
S&P lingerie and collar Iris – Lara MMM edition (may not still be available in this colour combo, but group members could buy it last weekend when Midnight Madness was on)
#EMPIRE – Ipomoea – Maitreya
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
AC’s Leather Cuff (free on Marketplace in a very nice, but sadly brown, set)
[Dread] Piercing #5
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye
pose not available
shot at Opium Den

Take a bow

eerie valkyrie in angels demons Aliza Karu just announced that she is shuttering AD Creations Doll House, aka Angels and Demons, after 8 years. I was lucky enough to blog for Aliza for a number of years. She would send out a groaning box packed with costumes that might be both fluffy and angular at the same time and were always satisfyingly gothic. Can you imagine what would happen if all the pieces of all those dresses got jumbled up in one package? Someone unimaginative and uptight like me would put all the strict black pieces in one pile, all the frothy pieces in another pile and everything colourful under the sofa. That would leave me with funny hats and arty pics. When Aliza concocted outfits based on books, she introduced me to Haruki Murakami’s IQ84 with her double-moon dress. And when it came time to do The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy she very thoughtfully provided the towel essential to space travel as well as a hat made out of the whale and an incoming flowerpot. You have until February 6 to find these creations and more at [AD]. There will be a tribute show in-world as part of Ferosh on January 24 at 10AM.
all the world The [AD] Combat helmet and wings have been waiting in my armoury, I mean my inventory, for ages. Portia so rarely gets called into battle. Here she’s pretending to be a young, couture-clad opera diva posing for a portrait to advertise her upcoming turn as Brunhilde. Plausible, no? (Please don’t try to make sense of the Egyptian ankh and the bites. Outfits quickly spin out of control when one starts playing with Aliza.)
blownaway

Credits
AD Creations Dolls House
[AD] Combat helmet – Gold (with resize, also comes in silver metal)
[AD] Combat wings – Gold (with resize, also comes in silver metal)
[AD] Heat (mesh jacket from outfit that includes white net skirt and grey leatherish underwear) [AD] outfits are usually one size, so be sure to try the demo!
Tee*fy Faye High-Cut Skirt – Maitreya – Black
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
Antielle, Appetizer, Bites and Blood full-body tattoo
Birdy. Red skin ~Porcelaine~ with scar (Limited edition Enchanted) Bare (not available)
[.ARISE. Mana Eyebrows Soft (natural brown – tintable)
.{S0NG} :: Anim~ Aqua Eye
/Wasabi Pills/ Hairbase – SHAVED – (a freebie from Fantasy Faire 2012)
#187# Handcuffs Melee Black-Gold
– .HoD. – Deardriu Piercing (Female Fit)
– .HoD. – Elegy MESH Facial Piercing (F)
Remarkable Oblivion – Oracle Collar – past GG
pose 1 bang!
pose 2 Mabinogion
shot at the theatre on the Lookingglass sim: this is one of my favourite settings and one of the only place where I can get sunlight and shadows!
Windlights, Annan Adored (modded)

Ruffled rose

esmecloseblframe Someone I know planned a big post and had to scale back before Skin Fair ended forever and ever. Today Hedda wears Rose in Dark Chocolate, the deepest tone for Mudskin’s latest face. Sopha Portal’s new skin comes in 10 tones and 8 makeups. Each makeup pack includes a freckles version and a cleavage layer. But that’s not all, as they say on TV. There’s also a dazzling array of packs of eyeshadows and of lips, with each pack keyed to pale, light, medium 01, medium 02, and dark intensities. So many lips, so considerate of Ms. Portal to include in each lip pack appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and TMP. (The skin packs, meanwhile, offer appliers for Loud Mouth, SweetLips and Nyam Nyam.) Appliers for hands and feet and bodies and boobs are sold separately at the mainstore. (Knees, when will we get more choices in knees?!)
balance bloom Hedda is also wearing the new Esme outfit, which is available in 20 colour combos from Aikea Rieko for The Plastik. A little Latin flounce called out for a big ‘fro, which could only be matched with red polkadot platform shoes.

Credits to creators
**All MUDSKIN items are at NEW at Skin Fair
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_E9_Dark Chocolate(Freckles)
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Lip4_Dark
add on in separate pack: [ MUDSKIN ]_Rose_Eyeshadow8_Dark
:[Plastik]:- Esme // Crimson (NEW ty Aikea!)
.Things. – Incarceron Tattoo Fresh (at Skin Fair)
ieQED fancy.rustic.bracelet (past gacha)
Ingenue :: Yoshiko Heels (Slink) :: Cherry Dot (require Mid feet)
mijn.botique / accessories – pure dark marbl earring rose
NO.MATCH_NO.HEAT. (gift)
Unorthodox, Frenchie Hair Base Nior
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Grey Eye
pose prop: elephante, Light Me Up (at The Fantasy Collective) (why is my av happiest when she poses with balls?)

Sweet stuff

fond farewell I had an overwhelming urge to do something cute. If you knew that the overskirt for Pixicat’s Wonderland dress is tintable you’d combine red and burgundy too.
gorgeous girl MUDSKIN’s Sopha Portal has released Rose, her latest beauty, as a Chapter Four 2-for-1 special. Each of the five available skintones features a similar rosie-goldie eye makeup but changes up the lipsticks in a seductive array of shades. You’re in luck if you’re all about the lips: each pack includes Nyam Nyam, PXL Sweet lips and Loud Mouth appliers.

Credits
[ MUDSKIN ]_Rose, The Bloom6_E9_Pinky Tan (at Chapter Four; ty Sopha!)
-Pixicat- Wonderland.Dress nr.1 – Red (s) comes with -Wonderland.Pattern nr.1 (s) Tintable
MINA Hair – Ariana – Natural (materials) (dark browns pack) (at Chapter Four)
.Enfant Terrible. Magic Ride Necklace Gold (at Arcade)
^^Swallow^^ Dead Head Earring COPPER (at Arcade)
^^Swallow^^ Septum Ring Dead Head (COPPER) (at Arcade)
-Pixicat- cat nr. 2 (at Arcade)
(Yummy) Pearl Bracelet Chain
Izzie’s – Cat Tights plum
Schadenfreude, Casinelle shoes (fatpack) (this is an old Collabor88 item)
ZOZ, Stripes Silver Tip nails
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Blue Eye
pose 1: oOo Studio, Elizabeta pack
pose 2: Kirin, Hera pack

Sithville shocked me

byss shock Futurewave ends on March 1st. So fly over there now if you fancy Rab Labs’ Tacticool Shades or the Data Pad from Bluprintz. I would have stayed in the Doomed Ship for this last post but I was creeped out by the sound of heavy breathing in the dark, deserted sick bay. I chose another sci-fi sim at random and the creep got real deep. Byss is home to the Sith Lords, and its architecture is fascist—so much so that I suddenly felt sickened by the horrors of the 1930s and 40s in Europe. I tried to tell myself it was just a game but I cut short my shoot instead of fiddling with Windlights.
communications Hedda wears Woman in Love from Mudskin. It’s available at Cosmetic Fair, which closes on the 28th of February. Released in the tones Pinky Pale—shown here—and Sunny, Woman in Love is soft but strong with black-wing eyeliner and glossy lips in warm coral and cool pink tones. Each pack contains the skin in multiple eyebrow (and no eyebrow) versions. There are also four discrete mole options and a cleavage tattoo.

Credits
Thank you to the Futurewave creators!

Both pics
[ MUDSKIN ]_Woman in Love1_E4_Pinky Pale with Petite Mole_Right and Petite Mole_Left1 (NEW at Cosmetic Fair; ty Sopha!)

Pic one
Rab Labs, Tacticool Shades (NEW at Futurewave; lenses are colour change)
Chariot, Drive Theory (NEW; multiple metal options; the wheel in the center spins—wheee! ty Sian!)
Modanna, [Montmartre Collection] Glamour Latex Dress Black XS
Little Bones, Rapunxel hair Ombres and Roots
pose: flowey

Pic 2
.LeLutka.Honor hair. Dim pack (NEW; LeLutka’s hair-colour options have changed, although blondes still have the most fun…)
BluPrintz – Data Pad (NEW at Futurewave: various parts are colour change and the display comes with options. It’s also resizeable.)
Graves, G462 Purple
[ SAKIDE ] Attitude Collars
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Dark Green Eye (love these! at Cosmetic Fair)
pose: PDA (not avail.)