A date for your diary



Remember! I’ll be in world, tomorrow night, at Eden, for the first of my ‘surgeries’, where you can quiz me about SLN, plans for the future, and what you like and don’t like about the blog. Starts at 11pm UK time (3pm SLT, or 6pm? on the east coast of the US…I think we’re five hours ahead! 🙂 ) and I’ll keep it going until I’m falling asleep or you’ve all got bored…

And in other news…let me know if the photos on the blog aren’t displaying properly. I’ve noticed in the past couple of days that the photos sometimes don’t display correctly when I post them. I’m not wure if this is a wordpress fault, or I need to re-set something on my computer. At the moment, I’m leaning towards the former, but I’d appreciate feedback if you aren’t getting photos displayed correctly. Thanks. See you around this time tomorrow!


Steffi in the jungle (and out)

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Continuing my ongoing ‘in nature’ photoshoots, German model Steffi posed for me, looking gorgeous. I have to confess that, while there’s an ‘in nature’ kind of theme to the shots, they were realised in my studio, not on location in SL. As a result I’ve separated them from the previous ‘in the jungle’ set, which were photographed on location.


Framed in the jungle

I’ve been out and about capturing naturists ‘in nature’ recently, and the following are just a small selection of my favourite shots from several different photoshoots, showing beautiful girls in natural settings. A second gallery of similarly themed shots will be published next weekend.eliza3_001b jayne4_001b jayne5_001b jayne8_001b mal jungle2_001b mal jungle3_001b mal jungle5_001b


Oifis an Poist

Looks like (coming in on the back of Ella’s French titled post) we’re in polyglot mode here on SLN today!

Here’s another of my SL replicates RL posts.

When I saw the RL image on the web, I knew I had to try to replicate it. ‘Oifis an Poist’ is the Irish for ‘Post Office’. I know Ireland’s post offices, letter boxes and so on have a green livery. I know that, if it’s in Ireland, a redhead pretty much has to be included to maintain national stereotypes. And I know an Irish, redheaded avatar -Fionnuala, we’ve featured her before- in SL!

Well, I couldn’t find an Irish Post Office in SL, but I did find a green painted building (at the O’Hare’s Gap sim), so I rounded up Fionnuala and got her to pose in front of it to replicate RL in SL once more.

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S’il vous plaĂ®t, pas de nuditĂ©. Nous sommes Français!*

I picked up this story in The Independent newspaper today.

Essentially, France is in uproar over a children’s book, Tous a Poil (Everybody naked) that depicts (drawn) nudity. By ‘uproar’, I mean a little known book until the hand-wringers and conservatives get a sniff of it, after which it becomes one of Amazon France’s best selling titles.

And the hand-wringers, the loons and conservatives are getting their welded-on knickers in a twist about it, led by Jean Francois Cope, President of the UMP political party. Quite why isn’t clear, other than he’s hitching his wagon to a conservative, right-wing train.



Essentially, as you turn the pages, different professions strip off and finally (see above) go for a collective naked swim. The policeman gets naked, the school teacher gets naked, the baker gets naked.

And so what?

The final scene probably shows an accurate reflection of social nudity. Smiling faces, imperfect bodies, everyone different.

There appears to be a train of thought that Mr Cope has an agenda here, using it to (inaccurately) suggest there’s some sort of socialist agenda to undermine French family values. Excuse me? France has long had an easy relationship, in real life, in the cinema, with the naked body. You can hardly blame recent socialist governments for appearing to embrace the naked body. Unless you’re a right wing politician with an agenda of sorts.

From what I can gather, Mr Cope’s remarks about the book ‘making his blood boil’ have been widely mocked in the French press, and rightly so.

The blog of Clementine Beauvais probably gives the best description of this moral crisis in France, to the point of being laugh-out-loud funny at the hilarity of Mr. Cope’s (and other conservatives) views.

While researching the background into this storm in a teacup, I discovered the following hilarious cartoon depicting Mr. Cope and an elderly couple.


Come on now, people! Books, cinema, art, the news are filled to overflowing with graphic images of death and destruction. I find it nauseating and depressing that ‘the news’ can sometimes be reduced to the role of officially sanctioned snuff movie preceded by a warning and a voyeuristic intent, particularly if those doing the ‘snuffing’, or killing(s), don’t meet with our ‘democratic’, Western agenda. We’ll never see a European or American soldier killing anyone. We will see Africans or Arabs do it all the time, as if to reinforce the agenda that we’re right, they’re wrong, and we should all follow the political agenda being sought in our own countries.

Ultimately, the book shows a few drawn willies, vaginas, boobs. Those depicted are (accurately) shoown as having enormous grins on their faces as they indulge in social nudity. Aimed at children, it is going to demystify the naked body and show social nudity as normal. These are values we, of course, wholeheartedly endorse at SLN. These are values we wholeheartedly endorse in SL. It’s possible to be naked for purposes other than sex, in RL or in SL.


*the French title to this post (hopefully) reads ‘Please, no nudity! We are French!’