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Saturday, July 21, 2018

GeekSpeak – book and link exchange party! Join us on Saturday July 21st at 12pm SLT




Which science books, science websites or science youtube channels are your favourites?  And why?  This week we will be talking about the best science spots on the net or in the library.  

What do you like best?  Are there some books or websites you like but don’t understand?  Maybe you can find help at GeekSpeak.  Or maybe there are some science subjects that you think should be written about.  Maybe someone at GeekSpeak will write about them.

Come and tell us about your experiences with science books or websites.  Share your favourites with others and find a few you have never heard about.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have ideas for new subjects.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

The Summer Full Perm Fair July 20th - August 12th


This fair features top creators of full permissions fashions, furniture, templates, textures, building components, sounds,animations and  poses.This is the place to SHOP COMPARE $AVE for your business or your new second life business EVERYTHING can be re-sold or used in your creations for re-selling.New releases, fair exclusives at BIG discounts. FREE Full Perm Gifts JOIN The Full perm group at the entrance or copy paste link below into local chat.
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Inside the SL Sex Slave Trade Pen Dragon Reporting...



Slave. The word itself conjures all sorts of negative images and ideas. We are taught from an early age that slavery is corrupt and wrong, that it is an evil practice. Honestly, for the most part, these things are true. However, there is a form of consensual slavery that defies these conventions. A slavery where no one is trafficked, no one is forced and those involved enjoy the whole process. This is the world of the sex slave trade in Second Life.



In this world men and women both volunteer to be placed up for auction in hopes of being sold and possible finding a Dominant or Master with whom they can find a long term relationship. In most conventions this would appear to be nothing more than a dating service, however; because this is the world of BDSM, there is much more to the equation. The individuals who place themselves up for auction are primarily submissives, this differs from a traditional dating service where anyone can, and does, offer themselves up for a date. All submissives have a list of limits, things they will and will not do, that a Dom or Master must follow. This makes finding the right match far more intricate and often times a negotiation process will follow. The negotiation process allows the Dom or Master to discuss the submissive’s limits and determine which are soft limits, meaning they can be changes or even ignored, or if they are hard limits, meaning they can never be ignored or changed. This whole process can be very involved and is something that is not present in a typical dating ritual.

The purpose and function of a slave auction is twofold, firstly it allows a Dom or Master to easily review the limits put forth by the submissive, as well as briefly learn about their personality through an application they fill out that is provided by the auction site. Secondly, the submissive makes some money, as he or she keeps a portion of the proceeds of the auction. The application filled out by the submissive is usually very detailed and included information about what times they are available and what they are looking for in a Dom or Master. Another important detail in the application is the experience of the submissive, which tells her prospective buyer how much training she may need. Some auction houses, such as PoD, even offer some training.
The training of a submissive is an important factor in a D/s, Dominant and submissive, or M/s, Master and slave, relationship. How each submissive is trained will usually vary with each relationship because the specific training is tailored to the relationship. However, basic training, including things like BDSM terms, protocols and manners are something every submissive should know.

The process of the slave auction is a relatively simple one, best described by Joshuua Barenhaut, owner of PoD auction house. “Girl comes in and fills out an application it contains info about what they are after and about them. Once they are up on the board, they get chances to speak to potential buyers. Buyers come in and if they see a girl they like they can place a bid, it is like an ebay auction in that sense. whomever wins the slave/sub does a one week contract with the buyer. if they wish to go longer, then they can. In fact we encourage that we want the girls to find a match not just make a buck. We have had matches stay together a very long time, we have matches that were made 5 years ago that are still active today.”



The reasons for offer oneself up for auction are varied. One auctionee was a babygirl looking for a Daddy. “Most of the other avenues of meeting Daddys are gone these days. It seems the only places men who call themselves Daddys hang out are at pervy places and they just want.. well .. sex.. I guess coming here I was/am hoping to find a high class Daddy who know that it is not all about sex to be Daddy.. much like it's not all about sex to be a MAster/Dom.”  Aɴɢᴇʟ Lʏɴɴ, a young woman up for auction told me.
Marz Barenhaut, slave to the owner Joshuua, had another rason, saying “Well, I have always been a bit submissive my entire life but I didn't know what it was until I got onto SL and I was introduced to it. It was like gears clicking into place for me and suddenly everything made sense. That was many moons ago though and I have evolved and changed a lot.  I got into auctions before PoD was even started. To be honest I can't remember why I went to the one I did but I did. I was there for a long time. My First master from here I met in person and to this day I still speak with him although he is no longer my Dom. Shortly after that place closed and I found myself aimless. The various other auction houses had little rules or integrity so I sorta kept aimless until I found PoD. Master Josh took me in and I have been a part of their family for years now.”

Despite what one would think, the women I spoke to didn’t feel demeaned by being a slave or offer up for auction. With Marz saying “I have learned a lot in the years that I have been in the lifestyle. I started out as a slave and realized that wasn't for me, I then went to being a pet then to a submissive. Nowadays I associate myself more as a Babygirl with slave like tendencies. Though to answer your question, no never. Being a slave/sub/Babygirl is far more empowering than it is ever demeaning. You are serving the person you chose to submit to how can that be demeaning? Although there are girls who like that feeling.”



PoD is one of, if not the, largest auction houses in Second Life. It opened in December of 2012 and, outside of a short hiatus in 2015, has been open ever since. It was opened because of an incident at another auction where the slave did not fulfill her contract. Because of this Joshuua decided he wanted a better experience for the buyer and strives to provide that at PoD.  It also offers so much more than just the slave auctions, the sim has a dungeon, maze, surfing and much more, which are all listed on their website, as well as testimonials of those who have had a successful auction.

While slavery, in most senses, is a bad concept from start to finish, the Sex Slave trade is Second Life is much different, offering people in the BDSM lifestyle a way to selectively choose someone they would like to be with and in many cases this connection is long lasting. Marz said it best when she said, “we are not money hungry fiends like some people like to paint us and we are not here to abuse women. We are also not a sex sim. Our goal here is to help people in the lifestyle to find their person.”

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

House of Willuna- Where Women Rule and Fun Reigns !


We would like to offer you an invite you to our new sim, The exclusive "House of Willuna"

*The sim offers a beautiful manor with circle, bar, games room, extensive upstairs 4 playrooms, men's cigar room, balcony baths, massage and spa.

* Pavilion where you can make your sub/slave perform tasks or use a sim slave for your pleasure.

*Roman baths outside near the beach.
*A romantic dance area under the stars
*A nude beach
*A private island and cave
*An island overlooking the sim
*A ballroom/function room with dj set up lights and dance balls
*Rentals
*A Matchmaker business for Dommes, doms and subs/slaves
*Celtic spiritual mediation circle
*Adult animations and dance stands through the sim.
*Take a slow romantic Gondola ride all around the sim.
*Or Have your sub/slave drive you around in a Rickshaw !
* Jails to house or punish your naughty boys


Whether you are naughty or nice !

You will find something or someone fun around every corner !

* We also offer to sub missives a skybox Named ( Bitch Box) for you to set as your home and change clothing in, *


-BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP-

*As a member of the House of Willuna, you benefit  from a wide range of Femdom fun, 

*Discussion, dances, events, 
*MIstress`s on duty,
* Prisons to hold your sub missives i
Private and intimate areas sim wide for cuddle fun or naughty punishments
*Nude beach
*Dancing Sim Wide and in stonehenge
*Easy to get around teleport system.
*Male dance pole with tip jars to earn some Lindens
*Fully animated Bar for sub missives to serve
*Roman Baths for Goddess`s and being pampered by sub missives. 
*Romantic Gondola rides and tours that sub missives may drive the ladies around in
*The Mistress Manor, a charming and warm fun family home to enjoy, with play rooms, massage, hot tub, and circle chats, a games room.
*Access to the Bitch Box ( sub missives skybox) for rezzing and changing your clothing.
*The ability to set your home to here
*Collaring ceremonies

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MOONLIGHT MATCHMAKERS

On sim we have a match making service, accessible via the teleport system or just over the river.
A service unlike any other! We match Dominants and
 Sub missives of like mind together and work to find you that perfect match. 

We hold mixer events and speed dating events to spice things up.

Head on over and check it out !
Perhaps you may just find the Domme of your dreams.

Moonlight match makers also offers help with your avatar, and makeovers profiles and profile pictures , as well as ceremonies, coloring ceremonies, weddings, handfastings,and more !

*** More information and details can be found at the Moonlight matchmakers building, where you can pick up a detailed notecard just outside.


WE C`ant wait to meet you !

Any Questions or concerns may be directed to SIM owners
Goddess Luna  ( lunachelsea Resident)
Goddess Willow (Misskeelin Resident)


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sherlock/215/86/22




The Olde Attic is having a sale on secret items this weekend!


The Olde Attic is home to a range of garden, furniture and homes with the aim of providing low land impact, high quality products at fair prices.

The mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brethren%20Cove/38/31/23

Marketplace Store: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/163408

Flickr Group: https://www.flickr.com/groups/theoldeattic/

Monday, July 16, 2018


Between the Covers...
a book club that intertwines both Second Life and real life

“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” Dr Suess


Hi there.  This column intends to share book reviews (both from RL and SL) that ignite our cumulative imaginations and to interview writers in Second Life.

We invite you to make yourself a coffee or pour yourself a glass of your favourite wine and engage with us as you would in a real-life book club.  Let's talk about your favourite authors and their latest releases, or let's chat about the classics and what they mean to you.  How about comparing books to their TV shows, movies or games?

I'm kicking off the column with a review of a book called HOW TO BE FAMOUS by Caitlin Moran.  It's absolutely fabulous and resonated with me and my Second Life attempts at being a journalist albeit only virtually.

The review was written by Matthew Jackson and published in - https://bookpage.com/

HOW TO BE FAMOUS

ISBN 9780062433770
Published 07/03/2018
HOW TO BE FAMOUS
A rollicking launch into adulthood




BookPage review by Matthew Jackson
Caitlin Moran has a gift—in both short- and long-form writing, in both fiction and nonfiction—that hits like magic when it lands in the lap of the right reader. It’s a rare, mesmerizing talent to simultaneously move a reader and make them laugh so hard they risk falling out of their chair. In How to Be Famous, Moran’s follow-up to How to Build a Girl, she works that magic again.
Moran reunites readers with Johanna Morrigan, a teenager from the Midlands of England who moves to London to further her music journalism career as Dolly Wilde. Once there, she is swept up in a world of rock stars, comedians, parties and in particular John Kite, a newly famous musician with whom she is madly in love. Though they’re close, her love is not returned at first, and through a series of adventures, Dolly becomes convinced that the way to draw John closer to her is to write her own way to stardom and seduce him with the power of her prose. Once she’s resigned to do this, things start to happen quickly for Dolly, and she must learn to deal with fame and infamy while also reaching out for the only person she’s really trying to touch.
How to Be Famous lives or dies based on Moran’s ability to render Dolly as an enchanting, vulnerable and hilarious guide through the mid-1990s London music scene, and Dolly’s charm immediately jumps off the page. Dolly is at once bitingly witty and achingly open, not just to the reader but also to the world she’s trying to find her place in, and it sets a tone that makes you both root for her and anticipate her next misadventure.
That might be enough to carry the novel on its own, but Moran doesn’t stop there. Her ambition, like Dolly’s, is to weave into this tale a kind of feminist manifesto that tackles love and sex, as well as the fine line between girlhood and womanhood. She succeeds throughout but keeps you waiting for the final, unforgettable exclamation point at the book’s hysterical climax.


This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of BookPage. Download the entire issue for the Kindle or Nook.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

DARK LUST IS NOW HIRING!!




Dark Lust Club is Bloodlines and Furry Friendly. 

Dark Lust has been in SL for over a year now but still looking for good, reliable DJ's and Hosts for a variety of time slots! 

☞DJ's and Hosts BOTH keep 100% of tips
☞DJ's should be able to voice and take requests
☞Hosts should know how to send out notices and converse with the crowd
☞Bloodlines and Furry Friendly
☞Adult Sim so all Adults welcome!!

Come on over to Dark Lust. Check out the Club and the stores we have available as well as the games tables. In to a little kink?? We also have a BDSM Dungeon!  

Sets are available daily and we do have some active sets every day!

You can contact Mystiqueangel666-Primary owner or use the Support Board in the club to contact any of the managers. http://www.slenquirer.com/2018/07/dark-lust-is-now-hiring.html

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Profile of Dark Lust Pen Dragon Reporting




With a proliferation of clubs throughout Second Life it’s hard for one to stand out. There are gimmicks, promotions and a whole slew of ways they try to get your attention. One club is striving to stand above the rest by keeping it simple by treating everyone like family and making sure that anyone who visits has a great time. That club is Dark Lust, owned primarily by Mystique Moonshadow with her brother Taz as a silent partner.





The club opened in January of 2017 and offers something for everyone. Located on an adult sim Dark Lust is not only Bloodlines friendly, it’s BDSM friendly as well with 2 adult rooms located on the second floor that cater to the lifestyle. The club is on a beautifully decorated full sim, dedicated to the Dark Electric Shock Bloodlines Horde, with shops and romantic spots scattered throughout. Beyond offering great music and a beautiful sim to explore, also has games like adult truth or dare for people to enjoy.


“ I like to be different. Being different helps us to stand out. Our dance floor is unique in the fact that you can click it from anywhere on sim and dance and I have the mod rights so if we get more than 35 people i can add room to it.” Mystique, the owner, said of the club. “And our V.I.P.s are called Dignitaries, also something unique.” she added.


Taz, brother of Mystique, said of the club, “We're here to have fun and make SL more enjoyable for everyone, in whichever way we can!”


Mystique was inspired to start the club a few years back, saying, “With the advent of our Bloodlines, Dark Electric shock, we wanted something that combined our heart and soul with the horde.” With that, the idea for Dark Lust was born and brought to life. DJ’s provide daily musical sets with no specific genre, but mostly playing country and rock and offer the occasional theme or contest.


The interior of the club is definitely dark and foreboding, adding to the feel and aura of the Bloodlines influence. Below the dance floor flames lick up at your feet and prompt you to dance faster. The club itself is inside a massive gothic castle that sets the stage for the experience within.





When asked what the biggest draw was to the club, Mystique said “It’s the music and interaction from the host and dj. We try to make it fun for everyone by being friendly. We treat the staff like family, even if we don't claim everyone as bro or sis, or whatever. but I do take family roles seriously.”


So if you are looking for a devilishly good time with friendly people and plenty to explore, then head over to Dark Lust and say Hi to Mystique and her staff. You won’t be disappointed.




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GeekSpeak – Asteroids – what should we do to avoid collisions? Join the Discussion July 14th at 12pm SLT



Asteroids have hit Earth in the past and will hit Earth in the future.  What should we do to protect ourselves?  Should we be spending money on technology that will deflect asteroids?  Since there are 10,000 near earth objects that might cause problems perhaps we should see asteroids as a serious danger.

Or should we attack asteroids ourselves?  Should we harvest them until nothing remains to threaten us?  What will we find in asteroids and what will we do with it?  And will there be a demand for whatever we find in asteroids?

If you think we should mine them then how soon do we start?  Or do you think we should leave them alone?

Come and join us to talk about big fast-moving rocks in space.  Bring a helmet.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for new subjects.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Friday, July 13, 2018

Celebrating Second Life: The Wall of History -Pen Dragon Reporting



Second Life is celebrating its 15th birthday with a whole host of parties, concerts, free gifts and so much more, but how did it all begin? What was SL like before modern mesh, before the incredible world we have all grown to love? Let's take a stroll back in time with our flux capacitor enabled DeLoreans to find out!

Second Life, or SL, is a name we are all familiar with today, but when Linden Labs developed the virtual word back in 2003 it was called LindenWorld. Before beta testing began it was decided to change the name to Second Life in order to give a more “creative and descriptive” feel to the new world. Since then it has grown by leaps and bounds, with technology forging new concepts and giving new abilities to creators.
With all this advancement and change, its important to look back at the humble beginnings of this virtual world.



The Second Life Wall of History is the perfect place to dive deep into every aspect of how Second Life began. The wall itself was created for the 2nd anniversary of SL. The landing area puts you just feet away from this repository of historic information.The wall has spheres with hover text describing what each note card giver contains. The subjects are varied and cover a wide range of historic topics, including avatar history, Second Life Historical Museum information, and all the known logs of Linden’s Town Hall meetings.



There are a lot of interesting facts and history to be learned at the Wall of History. For instance, did you know that the hand logo associated with SL we see everywhere is actually similar to a hand symbol seen all over the world in many cultures and civilizations. The hand has many meanings throughout the world. Another tidbit is that there are 2 known Easter Eggs in Second Life. One is mentioned in the note card “Did you know” found at the Wall of History, the other? You’ll have to find that one yourself.



The setting is beautiful with Linden Village and offices as a backdrop. You can climb the stairs up to the main building for a breathtaking view and continue on, around the mountain to discover information on RL education in SL. Continue down the mountain to find fun and interesting tutorials on how to interact with Second Life. There is also a Second Life planetarium with N.A.S.A. video clips. All in all the whole area is a fun place to explore and learn.




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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Ballrooms : Where the Romance Lives - Seersha Heart


“In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said”; Pablo Neruda.  In Second Life, a date at a ballroom is a romantic adventure. It all the romance in one stop; the kisses and the dances of a well-earned night out.  I spend time in ballrooms during the year. This past year has been the most dramatic changes in my SL history. SL has lost two of the top ballrooms in the past year.  One of those was the lovely Rose Theatre Ballroom. In its day, if you asked anyone for the best ballroom “Rose Theatre” was either the first or the second one mentioned.  Angel Manor was a cultural hub of art and performance that is missed. Bogart’s is another loss to the grid. To me, losing Bogarts hurt badly. You could always could on Bogarts.  The walk through the shops to the marquee. At Bogarts you could have the formal stylish surroundings of a traditional ballroom, with an atmosphere that welcomed the single as well as the couples.  


SL has retained a couple of “tried and true” ballrooms.  Each providing different opportunities to the visitor. I recommend visiting these ballrooms at different times.  Each one that I am writing about has a wealth of fun to discover provided by the thoughtful and the clever owners.  And as is always true of SL, things change…..a….lot. One of those tried and true is the Avilion ballroom.  Formal dress required, clothing provided, this continues to be a place of magic and of romance.  I find that when I truly want the most romantic possible evening, of all the places on the grid, you will find me at Avilion.  Sometimes I visit alone, walking through, watching other dancers or dance alone. This is a peaceful place with rich colors and lighting that dances around you.  It is a delight to hear romantic music playing, as I ascend the main staircase to the ballroom. There are a couple of nice couples poses along the way. Inside walk to the railing and the ballroom opens in front of you in all directions.  I recommend sunset or midnight lighting. Let your eyes swept the view for a moment, it is in a word spectacular. The older stationary dance pose balls have been replaced with easy to use dance balls and dance hearts. The real magic in this location is that even though you are immersed grand beautiful ballroom, when you look to your date you will realize that he/she is the true beauty in this room.  Simply magical. After the dancing, when you take your date home, if you are not rewarded with the delicious naughty parts, after an evening at Avilion, it will NEVER happen.  This ballroom is the litmus test for a relationship.

Frank’s Place Jazz Club provides different settings for a formal night out.  With Bogarts gone, there remains the Jazz Club and the Elite Jazz Club.  Beyond the sexy sounding jazz, Frank’s hosts DJs and cover band concerts.  I always think of SL Resident and living large personality Johnathan Hiess when I visit Frank’s.  Jonathan is the grid’s cutting edge to music; at Frank’s he DJs, he produces cover band concerts and generates quite a following.  If you are luck to see him in his military dress, that is just a bonus. Frank’s is a place you may meet Mr. Right Now if not Mr. Right.  It is enjoyable to be in a vast room of avis donning their best clothing. Pan your camera around, use your free What is She Wearing HUD and see who is designing these outfits.  See someone who interests you? Go ahead and IM them, that is what people DO at Frank’s so meet, chat and dance.  
Foxxies ballroom and Jazz club is a treat.  Beyond the elegant ballroom you will find a hot air balloon ride and a horse drawn carriage.  Explore and be rewarded at this gem. Foxxies has been on the grid for well over nine years. The traffic is lower here than Frank’s so if you want to have some snuggle up, one-on-one time with that special person try the atmosphere at Foxxies.  They also have DJs, music, romantic gardens, waterfalls and several romantic cuddle spots.

How would you like to enjoy some 40s swing dancing?  Teleport to the Creationspark SIM.  This is the SIM created to facilitate knowledge and support for Parkinson’s disease.  None of those limitations of the physical realm in the CP Swing Dance Hall.  A bit more casual that most ballrooms, this one sits in a SIM chock full of things to do beyond dancing.  Start at the main center and you can visit an art gallery and many interesting boutiques for shopping. In the beach and yacht areas you will find romantic hot tubs, sailboats, row boats, windsurfers and more water activities.  There are swimming animations, tubes and a waterslide. Bring your free Dutchie’s wearable towel to dry off.  Explore the vast expanse of the underwater paradise.  Truly vivid colors and interesting sea life to be found throughout.  I love the underwater paradise! Finish your visit at the Celestial Realm visiting the Spiritual Circles in the sky.
There are some other great places for an elegant night out on the grid.  Phat Cats Jazz Club Ballroom has a very romantic feeling and host live music.  Regency ballroom is one of those that provides clothing for those who don’t have a formal outfit.  A nice up and comer ballroom, I hope they get more traffic to enjoy what the offer to the visitor.  Many of the ballrooms on the Second Life search are not at their locations any more. Before that special date, make sure the ballroom exists before going out.  Save yourself the last minute fumble of finding a replacement location.

Take a moment and sift through your messy inventory.  Do you have a couple nice formal outfits? It is worth the time to make a couple.  It is a great treat to go out in SL to a nice romantic ballroom where in the arms of that special someone you may lose yourself, if only for a while, life can be magic, let it.

Links;

Ballroom pictures and more:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/140164441@N08/


Seersha Heart [saoirseheart resident]
Photos by Karmaghna Ulrik

Saturday, July 7, 2018

GeekSpeak – will we understand the future? Join the discussion July 7th at 12pm SLT



Imagine it is the year 2050.  Humans have never done anything for 20 years.  If you want food it is there in a second, created, served, pre-chewed.  Actors have left the stage, teachers have left the schools, everything is CGI.  Roads, cities, buildings, all are controlled by AI.

Will the few humans who can understand the new world be like a new species that the rest of us cannot even talk to?  And what will happen to the rest of us?  Will we experience a short period of degeneration and end up as heads in a jar?

How will we find fulfilment in such a scenario?  Bring your biomatter to the auditorium to discuss the near future.

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for future subjects.

Danmu http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Danmu/143/127/51

Friday, July 6, 2018

Seanchai Library Boards The Orient Express


On Sunday, July 8th Seanchai Library embarks on a literary adventure with their summer series TEA TIME on the Orient Express.  The Sunday afternoon "Tea Time" sessions are among the most popular the Library presents, known mostly for the nearly two complete circuits of the Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes stories, presented in the Library's casual Fireside Room.  The six week Orient Express series will be an additional departure, inviting audiences into a custom created skybox setting complete with a train.  A special project page is available on the Seanchai Library website including details about Christie's great train adventure, video resources, and the slurl to the series location. http://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/te.html

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