Just Bound !

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on septembre 12, 2010 by sarahfhang

Didn’t spend much time online last night but met sweet Beverly and Zado Ninetails at the Secret Passion sim owned and managed by Isabel Schultze . It seems that most bondage lovers elected this place as their new playing spot and it reminds me what Stonehaven used to be years ago. Isabel did a good job there and managed to create the proper ambiance for everyone to meet and have fun.

Zado Ninetails was very curious about what make us tick Bev and I when it comes to get tied up. We both admitted that we were not much into roleplay, we just love to be tied up and gagged, that’s all ūüôā

I personally find it extremely relaxing and, like Beverly, don’t mind at all just to be captured, locked and left somewhere, alone or in public., interaction can be kept to a minimum, no problem ! I am definitely not a sub, just enjoy being wrapped up tightly, silenced and left where I won’t bother anyone. Beverly even created a group called « just bound » for like minded individuals, which I quickly and happily joined.

Now you know ūüôā

Well anyway, we had a very pleasant conversation and, when I left, Zado had already cuffed Beverly nice and tightly, a good thing I was not on RLV myself ūüôā

Wonder where she left sweet Bev though.

9 years ago…

Posted in Uncategorized on septembre 11, 2010 by sarahfhang

Nine years ago I was preparing dinner when the friend I was with told me that something was happening in New York. We watched TV as the second plane hit the tower.

Let us pray and remember.

Sleepless in Paris

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on septembre 11, 2010 by sarahfhang

Heya happy tax payers !

No I am not dead, not yet anyway but definitely have to apologize for not keeping up with this tiny piece of blog. Blame it on RL, blame it on this new gallery I opened at Deviantart, both factors badly consumed my time and my energy.

 Now, I sadly have to admit that Rl makes serious efforts to prevent me from getting my daily dose of pixel freedom and from working on new pics or with new models as much as I would love to.

On the other hand, things are changing so fast in SL, popular places become silent deserts, loved ones leave to never show up again and most often than not lag makes it impossible to spend more than five minutes without freezing to a certain crash.

I enjoyed the Emerald viewer but had to give it up and apparently some technical problem or bug prevents me from installing the new Phoenix on my computer. I log with the normal viewer or the Imprudence which seems better as far as rezzing and lag are concerned but lacks most of the options that made Emerald  so convenient and fun to use.

By the way, if you want to get full access to all the pics in my Deviantart gallery, you’ll need to join but don’t worry it is free ūüôā

Here is the link again: http://sarah-fhang.deviantart.com/

Love you all

I had a farm in SL

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on mai 7, 2010 by sarahfhang

Well not really a farm actually but it was a nice house with a pleasant roof terrace and lovely trees around and.. oh well I finally decided to abandon it last night. Blame it on money, blame it on bad bad RL leaving me too tired to fully enjoy our second world, blame it on whatever you want, I’ll buy it. It was too big a land anyway, and if I ever think about getting another place I will pick up a smaller one and easier to arrange. My big regret is that I also had to take back the photo studio lovely Voltek has made for me and that I had set as a skybox.

Last night, as I was putting all my stuff back in my inventory, I suddendly felt extremely sad even if I had merely spent three tiny months in this place.

I don’t know, just felt sad.


The Cat The Reverend and The Slave

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on mai 1, 2010 by sarahfhang

The other night the Trax culture magazine on Arte channel presented a documentary made by  Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita.

These two artists have been working on and exploring virtual universes and SL in particular, in order to study the way RL and its pixel reflection can mix through the life of its users.

Their last piece of work, The Cat, The Reverend and The Slave focus on members of three specific communities, the furries, the goreans and the evangelical christians, both online and in RL.

As I didn’t see the whole film I won’t review it but definitely hope that this is not another « look at them freaks » type of documentary. The fact that the authors seem to express a genuine interest in the virtual world phenomenon leads me to consider their work with a positive attitude. They have been studying and exploring SL for a few years now and already made two other films about it : « Enlarge Your Practice » about newbies first steps in SL and « Neigborhood » showing how people can meet online thus building up relationships that overcome geography and distance obstacles.

The Cat The Reverend and The Slave / France / 2009 / by Alain Della Negra and Kaori Kinoshita / produced and distributed by Capricci Films

Extracts can be seen on youtube

Thursday night SL blues

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on avril 29, 2010 by sarahfhang

Finally, I could see my dear Voltek, she came by between two orc slayings in WoW and of course I was sooo happy to chat with her again even for a short while. She spends a lot of time in WoW and I heard that this game was quite addictive. I never played any online multiplayers game and I don’t consider SL falling into this category. To me, SL is a kind of sophisticated chatroom where boring chunks of text are replaced or enhanced by nice animations and cool looking avatars.

But, when one thinks about it, this is maybe the reason why our favourite pixel world is sometimes inclined to loose its attractiveness. At one point, people don’t really know what they are doing here. Socializing can be as hard as in RL and the way the whole system works doesn’t actually allow you to actively pursue all the goals a typical RP game offers. Interactivity mostly leans on one’s proper capability to build up sentences and there is no smart nor swift animation program ready to pour tons of exotic foes on you when you feel like getting some action. Well, SL being so bloody laggy and rezzing so¬†slow lately that even a small bunch of tiny foes would have all the time in the¬†world to cut you into pieces before you had time to see them coming !

In fact, SL looks like a mere reflection of our normal daily RL with a nicer set and a sexier wardrobe.

Another world gone

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on avril 25, 2010 by sarahfhang

A few weeks ago, the cute and lovely Starry Starship invited me to visit and join the fantasy RP sim she had co-founded. She took me through all the land and I discovered a most detailed and lovingly crafted universe. Definitely the kind of place that take its creators countless hours of efforts and faith to built.

I joined her community and even created a character but, shame on me, I never really went to play there. I have never been good at RP but was sure willing to give it a try. I guess I took too much time to make up my mind and the day I finally decided to enter the game, well, the sim was gone.

I immediately contacted Starry who  told me that in spite of all the efforts her community made, the game never seemed to attract enough motivated regular players so they had to cancel the whole thing.

We had a very interesting conversation that day about the fact that SL may be suffering from its own amplitude. Too many places to go, too many shops to visit, too many clubs, too many gardens, too many parks, too many businesses. Even extremely specifically themed places find it hard to survive the high competition.

Let’s take clubs for instance: I used to have this huge and neverending list of clubs LM in my inv (I looove to dance) but today, only three or four resisted the assaults of time. The rest is gone, some of them didn’t even last a month. At one time it was like « yeah I just found this great place » and the following month the great place was replaced by an empty grass field. I enjoy exploring a lot but also tend to stick to the places I like and watching all my favourite spots vanishing so rapidly gives me the same bitter taste of nostalgia you get when, going back to your hometown, you look at the parking lot where your elementary school used to be.

In the ocean of adresses SL allows you to go to, it would be fairly interesting to see the percentage of places, whatever their purpose is, which receive a regular decent amount of visitors.

Sometimes I wonder if a smaller SL wouldn’t be a more friendly place to go.