Valentine’s Day may be over but I still said that the month of February was “Luuuuv Month”. To continue with our theme we cannot ignore the blaring fact that the internet is for porn.
Who doesn’t love porn?
When you look up the keyword “love” when using Second Life search you end up with a lot of porn. No. I’m not just using the word “porn” to describe the adult areas of Second Life. Actually areas that just use the word “porn” in their description.
I’ll say this again. Who doesn’t love porn?
Sex is sex and most everyone wouldn’t mind getting some. When it comes to Second Life you cannot not overlook the fact that it is deeply rooted in sex. From the escorts of yor to the free sex areas that are still around to this day. Like you cannot forget that the internet has porn you cannot skip over the fact that Second Life does too.
I had to change out of my regular avatar to go forth into the sordid world of virtual sex. I really don’t think that people would appreciate me showing up to write about things dressed like a sea otter. I was going to give you a few reviews on various sex places on SL but, in all honesty, I got tired of the “Hey baby! Why don’t you come over here and we’ll simulate the nasty.” come on lines. I am also not into “doing it” on Second Life. It’s not my cup of tea. This always makes for interesting reviews when I go forth into an adult area. Amazingly enough this is a pretty positive review today. If you’re into the whole virtual worlds sex thing then I hope this helps you find a new place to hang out.
I ended up checking out Emmanuelle’s Island Of Love (A) because when I looked up the word “love” in search I actually ended up finding a place that used such great words like “gangbang orgy” and “gloryhole”. Emmanuelle’s Island Of Love is, amazingly enough, actually really nicely put together. It’s a beautiful island with a lovely park-like setting that just happens to have a gangbang area.
Who doesn’t want to partake in a gangbang orgy in a park?
Yeah…I am FULL of questions today.
During my visit I didn’t run into anyone so it gave me a chance to wander around. From the lovely nature paths to the ocean itself you wouldn’t know it was a sex area unless you found the sex balls, gangbang area, or that glory hole. I would like to point out that in my few minutes of walking around I never did find the damn glory hole.
Who doesn’t want to find a glory hole? OK. I’ll stop now.
My favorite area of the island had to be the clubhouse. It’s a beautiful setting that is tastefully done. Yes…there are places to have sex but it’s not like they threw in some props and said “Have fun!”. It looks like they actually took the time and had a decorating plan of action. During my visit I did not run into anyone on the island. Sorry but I don’t have any great “Ooops! Sorry to interrupt!” stories. There is a downside and I feel that they kinda went overboard with the clutter in some areas. An example is the gangbang area. I can understand that you need a LOT of props to properly stage a gangbang but between that, couches, pictures, and other items it feels cluttered. Same goes with the area you first rez in at. Besides that it is a very appealing island for the virtual sex crowd.
After visiting Emmanuelle’s Island Of Love (A) I ended up hoping around the search from place to place trying to find something to write about. When I teleported into an empty area then found myself alone with someone who wanted to “get to know me better” I just logged off. I will say that, if you are looking to get your rocks off in a virtual world then Emmanuelle’s Island Of Love (A) is a good place to do it.
Hehe. Do it.
Recently I was asked to collaborate on a sex blog. Write articles for it. I was going to try to put this article out at the same time I put an article out there on virtual sex but I’m not ready to release it just yet. I thought that it might be fun to share since this is a SL related blog and I use Second Life as an example of virtual sex. When it comes out I shall share with all of you wonderful people.
Yes…THIS song is stuck in my head as I write this.
When I first rezzed into Belle Bayou (M) the greeter said to me “Well Butter My Butt And Call Me A Biscuit Look Who’s Here!”. You know that it’s going to be a great visit when something says “Butter My Butt” to you.
Look! I fit this into my Virtual Butts January theme. Go me!
Belle Bayou’s notecard informs me that this is “A little known place hidden away near the gulf coast of Alabama.”. This is a great opening to a truly wonderful place to wander around. You have your choice of walking around or traveling in a rowboat, hot air balloon, or even a carriage. All of the buildings are open to the public so you’re not going to run out of places to explore.
The fun thing is that most of the buildings have a sign to click on for a notecard giving you a little history of the building. From the Old Plantation House to That Man’s Shack each story is unique in its own way. It makes you feel like you’re visiting a living, breathing community. Just watch out for the ghost in the Old Plantation House or the woman who stands in the doorway luring sailors and such in at That Lady’s Shack.
The “Gumbo File Cafe” said “Oh Shit Not You Again!” as I walked in the door. It’s the little touches.
I highly recommend visiting Belle Bayou (M). Be sure to take a group of friends because it between the things to see, dancing, do, & read (don’t forget to check out the books that are all around for a bit of reading) there is so much fun to be had.
Now let’s not get this confused with an 80’s hair band.
Slightly Twisted (M) is a name that you would probably skip on by in your search of the ol’ holiday cheer. I’m telling you right now that you need to stop right there Mr. Or Ms. Virtual Avatar & take a chance that you’ll find winter in the name.
Slightly Twisted is an art sim that periodically changes its art exhibits. While I was visiting there were 3D art installations of winter & Christmas.
The sim is absolutely stunning. The 3D art is beautiful to look at. The natural settings are a treat to walk through.
I suggest that you dress the part with a winter hat or gloves while you walk around. Screw around with windlight. Get your virtual camera out. It’s a perfect place to take great winter or holiday themed photos. I plan on coming back very soon to take a bunch of winter photos. I couldn’t ask for a better, natural setting.
Take a chance with Slightly Twisted (M) if you’re in the mood to get your holiday nature on. You won’t be disappointed.
Winter Scenes By Incendia Outdoors (G) is really long to type & I’m only reviewing the winter wonderland they have set up this year for the holiday season. So, since it’s so long & I get tired of typing it a million times we’ll just call it Winter Scenes for the rest of the review.
My fingers thank you.
Winter Scenes (G) is a beautiful world of snow & lights. Natural snow settings impress me when they are not surrounded by cheap holiday trinkets for sale or a blocky store slam in the middle of a field of reindeer. Winter Scenes has none of this but instead offers romantic dancing, horse & sleigh rides, as well as so many other activities.
The biggest highlights in my mind, besides the beautiful natural settings, is the fact that you can hang out in a lodge with your friends, ski, or go ice skating. I also…because I’m weird like that…dig the bums that seem to be scattered about the sim. Maybe they aren’t meant to be bums but they look bummy to me.
I highly recommend checking out Winter Scenes this year because it is a perfect spot to hang with friends, get into a snowball fight, or stare at even more bums.
There are a lot of crummy winter areas in Second Life that you need to weed through every year. Wading through the crap is what I do for you. Sometimes it’s frustrating to find the gems from the rocks in the mud. So…with that weird analogy said…go have a bit of snowy fun at Winter Scenes.
When I first rezzed into Natural Wilderness (M) I was, honestly, put off by seeing podiums with skyboxes for me to visit by paying so much for so long to privately use them. I thought I was duped into visiting an area that wanted me to pay to hang with people or have sex. Although they do have these skyboxes that’s only a tiny portion of the bigger picture.
Wheewwww…I’m glad that wasn’t all there was…
I’m not into renting a skybox for a period of time so I was very relieved when I started hiking the sim & found just how much that Natural Wilderness really has to offer. If you’re into the pure virtual-ness of nature then I recommend either grabbing a horse to ride from the free horse rezzer or hiking blindly into the wilderness.
During the time I spent just walking through the sim I discovered pose balls among the autumn leaves, dancing, romantic ocean views, & so much more. There is a wonderful Wilderness Gallery on the sim that shows real life nature photos that inspired the sim. It was nice to see what inspired someone to build such a beautiful sim.
Not once did I run into any shopping that spoiled the whole natural sim vibe. That’s, you probably know by now, is a biggie with me. Keep it simple. Keep it shopping free.
I do recommend taking a moment out of your day to wander around Natural Wilderness (M). It was a pleasant surprise after a bumpy rez start.
Quick Rundown On Skyboxes & Rules Of Natural Wilderness (M):
1. No nudity or sexual activity allowed unless in a private skybox.
2. No weapons. No vampire biting. (Vampires welcome…just don’t bite.)
3. Skyboxes Costs: 75L/60 minutes, 100L/90 minutes, 140L/120 minutes. 5 minutes are free so that you may look at the skyboxes before deciding.
4. Skybox Types: Spring Forest Glade, Autumn Bathhouse, Summer Meadow, Winter Wonderland
5. You may rez items but please do not rez large items & clean up after yourself.
Today starts the 6th Annual Halloween Trail at Aero Pines Park. I really enjoy biking through the park any time of the year but love their annual Halloween trail every year. You can’t go wrong with 9 regions filled with various horror areas with a nature hike in-between.
To maneuver around down the paths Aero Pines Park you could bike, fly a broom, hike it, or ride your horse. I even found an area where you could rez a jeep & just drive. I would make a comment on how much faster it would be to drive but my driving experience usually ends with me lagging into a lake over a sim crossing.
There is an INSANE amount of haunted areas to check out during your visit. Too many to list so I do recommend you grab a notecard during your visit if you are lazy & don’t want to walk to each place. Inside the notecard you’ll find landmarks to places like a haunted mansion, cemetery, & even a haunted prison.
I will share with you two areas that I found to be entertaining. The first is Thriller Alley behind the Awflle House. It’s not very big but it works great for a Halloween photo opportunity. Grab the “Thriller Dance Hud”, wear it, & just start dancing in an alley full of night creatures. I’m not a fan of MJ but it is kind a funny to dance behind a place called “The Awffle House”.
The second area I visited was modeled after Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. If you’ve never seen the movie then I suggest checking it out. The area for The Birds is small but it does showcase the fact that birds can be really freaking scary in large enraged packs of winged DOOM. It might also scare the shit out of a few people I know who are horribly afraid of birds.
The Aero Pines Halloween Trail never fails to disappoint. It runs from today through October 31st.
*Usually I would tell you if an area is M or G rated. This proves to be hard when writing about the entire Halloween trail as different areas have different ratings. Some areas are G while others are M rated.*
I thought it was time to fill everyone in on how important the month of October is. Yes. I know Halloween is this month. It’s even bigger then that. Halloween gets only one day. This gets an entire month dedicated to it. I’ll give you a hint. It’s furry. They like nuts. Yes….It’s……
October is National Squirrel month. A time to go onto the internet & watch countless squirrels stuck on moving bird feeders for hours on end. You could read about National Squirrel Month, make yourself into a tiny squirrel on SL, or just go back onto the internet to watch squirrel videos.
However you celebrate be sure to take the time to say hi to a tiny squirrel on Second Life. Or give one in your yard a nut. Or…I guess you could just go back to watching squirrel videos.
Stuffed Squirrel In Photo Was Purchased At HPMD
If you want to celebrate in style you can always pick up one of the many Wynx Tiny Squirrels.
Welcome to the first day of Autumn!
Hurray! Woo Hoo!
Although it doesn’t feel like Fall where I live it is upon us. The temperatures will slowly start to drop. The leaves will start to change colors. People will massacre pumpkins to look like faces or to place inside of pie shells. I love the Autumn. Aside from the temperatures dropping & knowing that the leaves will soon disappear it’s still an awesome time of the year. The colors. The views. The fall beers that will start to arrive.
If you’re in the mood to see a bit of the Autumn color in Second Life or flat-out need something to wander around this weekend then here are three falls things to check out.
This is a simple autumn decorated sim that has the potential to give a few of you some wonderful fall flavored photos. (Try saying “Fall Flavored Photos” five times fast.) Paths through the woods, around the campground, & over the river give you this peaceful type of feeling as you walk.
They do offer rental cabins that run around 600L a week for 100 prims. To me, personally, it feels a bit on the high side. But, if you think of it in other terms, you could pay a week to have a SL vacation with a loved one, family fall holiday, or just hide out in a beautiful fall sim fora week.
Shopping fairs & hunts are not my bag. Even so I thought I would give them a shout out do to a lot of people asking “When does this start?”. Well…it has started.
There will be prize give-aways, dancing, & other fun things to do while you search for acorns which can be found at the market carts. The treet tv show “Happy Hunting” will be doing a show about this fair so be sure to keep an eye out for it.
Fall Fields gives you a sort of Autumn festival feel as you wander around. It’s not too big but they did a wonderful job with the space they have. Wander over to the large tent to dance to the music, see how brave you are by riding the broken down ferris wheel or spooky ride, or let two pumpkin headed coachmen give you a hay ride. It’s not cluttered. It’s not a whole lot but it’s still worth a few moments of your virtual time to check out.
Have A Wonderful First Day Of Fall!
Tiny photo with Mr. C. Cow was taken at at the home of the SLA Review Office. Feel free to wander around as it is open to everyone big & small. Acorn cap was purchased off of the marketplace for only 50L. It is petite sized but can be resized into any size you need. The jeans I’m wearing as my biggie are from Jane & the sweatshirt is from Ducknipple. I have pumpkin beer so I’m being nice today.
Picnics. Swimming. Hiking. Playing on the playground. Those are the things I think of when the word “Summertime” is used. It’s been WAY too hot to even consider hunting down a nice playground to take a whirl on the swings. It’s been too hot to slide down a metal slide or even think about leaving the cool comforts of air conditioning. I’m not going to even think about picnicing outside with this heat.
This is where Second Life comes into play. Although a virtual playground or picnic is not a suitable substitute for real life outdoor fun & exercise we can at least have some sort of fun till we can have the real deal.
Swings rock by the way.
I had to weed through the adult playgrounds, basic sex areas, AND one place that informed me they were a “Pee & Scat” playground. (Ewww!) I even found one place that said they were “Family Friendly” yet they listed spanking & sex related words in their search.
What the fuck people. What. The. Fuck.
Finding a playground that makes you think of something you would happen upon at a park is not an easy thing to do. Especially when you try to weed through the shopping centers. What we are trying to go for here is a swing/slide traditional playground here. A place to picnic with friends. Not something that involves “pee” damn it.
I did, fortunately, find a two areas that gave you the feel of a real life playground minus the searing heat & bugs. A picnic without the whole “ants touched my buns! (hehe buns) debacle. Let’s get right to the fun.
A small park that is set up with a nice picnic area as well as volley ball & a small playground. The circle where the playground itself is located is surrounded by a set of small shop buildings that have yet to be rented. (Guess this would make a great plug for those in the family friendly industry & looking for space.)
Beyond the playground & shop buildings is an area that looks like a miniature carnival. Games, rides, as well as a sign I happened to notice that would rez a big wheels for someone to ride around.
You know I’m not big on the shopping but, for a small park, the picnic area wasn’t too shabby. Neither was the swing set.
2. The Pond (G)
The only thing search told me about this place before I came was that there was a pond. I ended up being really surprised at how beautiful the land is. No shopping (Thank you! Thank you!) A picnic basket is set up next to a small pond for your enjoyment as wildlife flutters & hops around you. It’s truly a beautiful sim & I recommend not only checking out the pond but all that they have to offer.
The music is refreshingly original as the owner is the musician. Being heavely involved with music on a daily basis I think this is wonderful. Not only can you listen to original music but if you purchase any of the music you are helping to support the sim. To help support the sim you can purchase their music HERE.
Exploring Second Life is a wonderful thing. There is always something to find that you’ve never seen before. Now it’s time I sat down to have my virtual picnic.
It’s that time of the week to get our “What the hell are we going to do in Second Life this weekend?” list out-of-the-way.
1. Clover Mountain (M)
Since there are two parts to Clover Mountain I am giving you two SLurls today. Clover Mountain II drops you off where you can rez a bike or horse to ride around. Clover Mountain III will drop you off where there is dancing along the water as well as a place to sit & enjoy a nice campfire.
This is a great example of a small nature reserve within Second Life. Feel free to rez a bike or horse & ride around enjoying the natural sights around you. In the mood to dance or cuddle with your woozle love muffin? You can do that as there are dances & cuddles scattered all over the lands. When you do visit be sure to stay away from the owners private home.
2. All of the Fairs going on.
I am not into fashion fairs but felt they were worth a mention since many have proceeds that go to charity or a worthy cause. I’m always one to throw my support in to charities/causes that do good things for those who need it.
Hair Fair – Starts July 14th & runs through the 29th. This is to benefit “Wigs For Kids“. For more information please check out their website.
Relay For Life In Second Life is holding holding their 8th RFL in-world July 14th & 15th. For information, SLurls, & ways you can help please check out their website.
3. Kreation Karnival (M)
They are brand new & a lot of the items are still under construction. Although it is small & work is still being done it looks like a place to keep an eye on. I wanted to mention them because I got to go to a freak side-show & take a picture while staring at a sword swallower.
Besides the side-show freaks there is a burlesque tent, boardwalk, ferris wheel, merry-go-round & soon-to-be fun house. I think they are on to something good with this old fashion carny feel. Also, if you feel like buying a side-show freak, you can. Would be kinda funny to get a bearded lady for the office.
4. The Gay Archipelago Magic & Myth Summer Festival (A) is currently going on until July 15th. The festival is full of art exhibits & venders as well as other events. Be sure to check out the festivals events calendar for times/info. Make sure you read the rules of the fest when you first arrive to insure a pleasant visit. I made a quick visit when it first opened & plan on going again to check out some of the live events.
As usual you’ll find me at Prim Charades at 5pm SLT on Fridays. (Except for Fri. July 20th & possibly the 27th as I will be out-of-town. Booo.)
Go out! Explore! Have some virtual fun & a kick ass awesome weekend!