Earthquake in Ozland

Last night i received a groupnote about major changes in my homeland, Ozland.
For you who don't know Ozland let me say a few words to picture it. Ozland is a group of 7 sims, three full sims and four homestead sims. Two full sims were added last, first South-West  and later North-East.
The sims North, West, South and East are homesteads with the main sim (also a full sim) in the centre.
Ozland is known for its homesteads …. several lovely islands on each sim with lots of water, very green, open spaces and peaceful. Understandably the full sims have a different atmosphere: on the same 65.536 sqm there are 15.000 prims to be divided amongst residents. They obviously do cost more, so there is more land to be sold. They are less green, less open spaced, more crowded, still with quite some water though.
Because of the mixture and location of the 7 sims Ozland is a great place to live.


Ozland as it was untill yesterday; the yellow spots are land for sale


The land- and housingmarket did not only collapse in RL, but also in SL. Besides that Linden appears to act as competition to their own residents. Not only to landowners, who's business it is to rent out land, but also to residents who create content, more specifically houses.
In short.. here is a real economic crisis in SL. You can hear shopowners complain about decreased turnovers, you can look at landprices, even with the biggest landowning companies; you can "buy" land for free, so at least they do not have to pay the tier themselves.

Ozland has been effected by this as well. Many residents left for various reasons. This made it necessary now to downsize Ozland. The four homestead sims will be traded in for one full sim, which leaves Ozland as a group of four full sims. They will be relocated to N, W, S and E with in their midst an open sim which offers a green landscape. This way each residential sim has maximum free space around. It seems a good Plan B (Plan A of course was finding new residents), but without any doubt the wellknown and widely appreciated Ozland atmosphere will disappear.

Since i own (all together) a complete homestead my land is going to disappear, which raises the question "what do i do now?". I don't need to leave, i don't want to leave, i do want to stay and support my landlady. On the other hand i need to be fair to myself too. I can accept some disadvantage that comes with staying if that helps Ozland, but i cannot close my eyes for the advantages of owning my own sim.


What is it going to be?
 
For now all options are open and i am talking to my landlady about my options in Ozland. That is where my focus lies at the moment. If that does not lead to an acceptable solution i will have to weigh my other options. I am not in a hurry, but since the new Ozland should be established by the end of May we all will know soon where we stand. I'll keep you all posted….

East of Ozland

Several weeks ago i told you that the Annemarie Niekerk Memorial Grounds were relocated to one of my islands in Ozland North. This left my island in Ozland East empty and open for new ideas. 
I talked about it with my Owner and W/we came up with a few concepts; two of which remained, an asian/ japanese or a roman atmosphere. I visited shops and sims that offered both themes and in the end W/we decided the asian theme offered the best opportunities, also given the limited size of the island. So i started working and shopping and, and, and.....
After some time of working it now looks like this. May be the nicest is, that everything on the sim is made by me, except for a very few things like the birds, trees and the sampan.








Besides all this i have started creating tattoos/ brandings. I have made tattoos for myself and it is nice to do, so i looked if i could do more. Of course there are lots of tattoo-creators in SL, but in most cases you can only buy what they offer in their vendors.
The tattoos i will put up in a vendor can be bought of course, but serve mainly as example. I want to make customized tattoos or brandings. Customized could mean a tattoo that is in my vendor but on a different bodypart or a different colour or may be modified to ones liking; it also could mean someone has an idea (picture) for a tattoo or branding and have me do that.
At the moment i am working hard to get the example-pictures ready to show in my little shop in the skyvillage in Ozland.

Just being a gentle, kind, respectful ….

The other day, being in some D/s place, perving profiles, i read the profile of a Domme. She had put in some wisdom of (Second) Life in the pickssection of Her profile. They sounded very familiar and triggered a memory of a recent encounter i had myself. I'd like to share that with you. I promise, this will not be the start of a "rantingtour" on SL; it's just that this struck me.

Some time ago i met this Lady, a lesbian Mistress. She seemed nice enough and since i am quite some time on my own in SL it was appealing to spend time with Her. So i did look Her up, in public places of course, and we had a few nice chats.
Soon however she started coming on to me, something i am not into. I am an owned girl and those activities belong exclusively to Mistress. Since i am well educated i pointed this out in a subtle, polite way (not at all being bratty like Mija!).
May be i was too subtle, making myself not clear enough. But i doubt that, since we talked about it and She invited me to explain my views and feelings on this matter. She "understood", She even complimented me on my views; but, somehow, that did not stop Her coming on to me over and over again. May be She figured, that if She would press long enough, hard enough i would give in. Which, of course, i did not.
I told Her "no" over and over again until one morning when, on logging in, i checked my friendslist for online friends and found She had dissolved our "friendship".
Without a word ….
Because She could not get into my panties ….

This is how Her profile starts:  Just being a gentle, kind, respectful ….