Horsin’ Around

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of a virtual world, you need to get away from it all.  There are several ways to do this, there are lots of nature-themed sims in Second Life that come complete with boating opportunities and nature trails.  Personally, I chose to ride my horse, Shade.

There are lots of breedable options for horses in Second Life, but Shade isn't breedable.  Shade is an Animesh rideable horse brought to you by WaterHorse.  WaterHorse offers two different kinds of ridable horses,  Bento and Animesh.  I went with the Animesh as I like to just watch them walk around my property.  The Bento is just attached to you to and you ride it.  You can do the same with the Animesh if you're on a sim where you don't have rezzing rights.

Pylia and Shadey Horse

There is also a pretty cool customization HUD so you can alter your horse's appearance.  The horses are loaded with cool animations so you'll pretty similar to actually riding the horses..  just without the cleaning stalls or hay fever.

Demonic Desires…

One thing I think is super cool about Second Life is that it allows you the freedom to explore some of your darker inclinations from the safety of your favorite pair of flannel pajamas.  I have a long history of playing demon characters.  I don't know where it came from, its just a thing really.  Recently I found a new demon themed sim on Second Life called Pandemonium.

It has a great design to it, frankly, it is pretty amazing. to look at, all be it a little constricted from what I've seen. What's even better is that it is seemingly constantly full of RPers.  One demoness who I saw, I specifically messaged to tell her how much I loved her avi and she just ignored me, I'm not sure if that was RP or just basic rudeness.  If you go, don't expect a lot of general chit chat, or breaking into OOC, because it won't happen.  It all adds to the atmosphere of the place in the end, but if it isn't something you're used to then it will annoy you. Cliques don't just happen in the RL folks.

Also, I should warn you that this place is an adult sim, meaning it has sexual content in the vein of BDSM, heavy on the BDSM.  If you pop in and end up getting branded, it isn't because I didn't warn you.

When you arrive at the sim, you walk through a welcome area where you decide if you are a demon or a human, that decision will determine where you end up when you enter the hell-pit.  The hell pit, by the way, is a literal pit that has rows of dragon skulls which double as cuddle and "recreational" areas.  Nearer to the center are a few strip poles, some more seating and various torture devices.  There seemed to be a few lounging areas hidden around, but most of the action is in the pit.  My plan was to take a few pictures, but even if I derender everyone I'm still going to feel like I am being invasive.   For now, you just get pictures of me and if I end up lucking out and finding a time no one is around, I'll add them to this post or my Flickr.

Pylia Demon 2

Safe Travels.

Photography in SL

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I know in yesterday's post I said I would do a fashion blog tonight, and to be honest, I really intended on it.  I even put on a new fancy ass dress from R.icelli with plans of showing off some outfits I got from there yesterday.  What happened though was I got distracted by taking better photos in Second LIfe.

Strawberry Singh has some really great tutorials on the subject and I was following her directions, and then my computer crashed, which of course means I had to start all over.  By the time it came around to time to edit my videos I really just wanted to get through it as quickly as possible so I used the Windows tools that are already in my photo editor.  I hope you don't mind.  I'm still learning about this, but I am really trying.  I think in a few months it will be interesting to see my progress.

Anyway, for grins, I posted a few of the pictures I was playing around with tonight on my Flickr so I'll share them here as well.