Su Casa : The Movie, and naked karting.

It’s two years old, but I only discovered this movie earlier this week. You can download it in SD or HD formats and watch via Quick Time. Yep, it’s Su Casa : The Movie.

Which set me off in the direction of Su Casa. You’ll all know we have an office presence there, so I thought that I’d head on over to Su Casa to bring you an up to date report on what’s happening there.

While there I met up with Gray Muircastle, who owns Su Casa, and is an old friend of SLN. He brought me up to date on recent changes to Su Casa, which includes an undersea area, a mer-area, and the games section of the main sim have now moved to a skybox, which has freed up space around the main tp point.

Up in those skyboxes is a karting track, built by Su Casa officer Jenny Sidderley, and what a great job she’s done, leaving it nicely uncluttered so best to focus on the track. Naked karting? Gray and I were agreed neither of us had come across such a thing in RL naturism, although the photos below certainly suggest it has been done in RL before now.

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A quicker way to get around. Hire (Rezz) a bike and pedal around Su Casa. Watch out for the soft sand near the beaches!

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n even quicker way to get around! Try some naked karting at Su Casa’s sky platform.

 Another new addition, the Mer undersea build, I’m going to leave for a separate post.

Pookes

 

Eden Kiwi Skyboxes

Hi, all.

I just happened to be online today when a notecard came through from Elbag Gable, owner of Eden, letting members know that there are now five skyboxes available at Eden Kiwi.

I’m not about to move away from my own slice of Eden paradise on Eden Eagle sim, but with Ella incapacitated I thought I’d hop over there and try to do this blogging thing as a writer.

Sorry, I’m not a writer or a photographer, but it seemed a perfect opportunity to bring to your attention what’s currently available at Eden. As well as the skybox, Elbag is throwing in a mooring berth at Eden Kiwi. You can find the board that will transport you to the various skyboxes at the board beside the post box painted, quite correctly in Royal Mail red. It’s a colour known in the UK as ‘pillar box red’, funnily enough.

Here’s a few photos that will give you a flavour of one of the boxes available (I didn’t visit all five), and many thanks to SL friend Trine for agreeing to pose in some of the photos.

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Plenty of space, a great little balcony bedroom, fresh and airy. If you’re thinking of joining the SL naturist revolution, and looking for somewhere to live in Eden, here and now is your chance.

(Elbag and Brenda, if you’re reading, send Ella, Pookes or myself notecards for any further developments at the Estate and I’d hope to think one of us picks up on it and can do a posting on the new features. That goes for any other naturist sim owners: we’re more than happy to feature your hard work here on SLN)

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Howie

A 48 hour SL binge begins

With Ella semi-sidelined, unable to type (much) thanks to her recent close encounter with ice and resultant broken collar bone, I find myself with 48 hours free, in the middle of the week (hooray!) and all the work I can do finished. The house is looking pristine, the reports I was supposed to file for work were finished last night (in a lengthy 7pm-3am shift) and so Wednesday and Thursday, set aside for ‘home working’ are officially declared ‘free’. Let a 48 hour SL binge commence, with the intention of finishing off some of the numerous unpublished and in-progress posts we’ve got lined up. I’ll aim to get as many of those as I can completed and take the executive decision to publish, or leave them for Ella to have nothing more to do than approve them and hit the ‘publish’ button.

The emphasis will be firmly on SL (and SL naturism) but as usual will possibly include RL naturist photos for illustrative purposes.

Let me kick off with a simple round up of items I’ve spotted around the grid, items that enhance an avatar’s capacity to ‘get into SL naturist character’.

The ‘Hair Only‘ sim is a terrific idea, a simple set of buildings bordering a photogenic meadow and lake, and with some of our favourite hair designers gathered together at the same location. Emotions, Amacci, damselfly and others are all in place, and there’s a number of free gifts at the tp point. I was specifically looking for a ‘rasta’ dreadlocks type of hair, as referenced at another blog, but couldn’t find it as that blog suggested. I’ve been doing SL long enough to know when to turn detective 🙂 so I finally found the ‘No Match‘ hair store (might they be a relatively new addition to the hairstyle world?) and was delighted to find their dreads in both tied up and loose variations. Both links are on the same sim, but the ‘No Match’ store is just a little off the beaten track.

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I like dreadlocks. I’ll let you into a little secret. I wore dreads as a teenager, seduced by the whole rastafarian, Jamaican lifestyle. Those of you who’ve followed SLN for any length of time will know that I’ve gone through an enormous number of hairstyles, which sort of reflects my RL. I’ll change hairstyles regularly. I’ve got dreads in my inventory, a purchase made for nostalgic reasons reflective of RL, but they aren’t something I would wear in SL anymore as they aren’t really reflective of me. Perhaps if we ever get to do some sort of ‘nostalgia’ piece in SLN (another ‘vintage’ season, perhaps?) I’ll dig them out 🙂

Nowadays, of course, dreadlocks aren’t the sole preserve of rastafarians. Those who embody an ‘alternative’ lifestyle are enthusiasts for, and ambassadors of dreads.

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Pookes

 

 

F*** me pumps/Trollied

I hope Ella doesn’t go mad with the title to this post, partly borrowed from Amy Winehouse’s song ‘F*** me pumps’, a rather wry commentary on Britain’s (and other countries?) weekend women who conform to a certain ‘style’. Every town centre is full of them on a Friday or Saturday night. Underdressed, overly drunk, vomiting, arguing and indulging in casual sex.

Amy used the word ‘pumps’, in the sense of stiletto heeled shoes, and the phrase ‘F*** me pumps’ is defined on wikipedia in association with Amy’s song. A style of footwear worn by gold-digging women with loose morals (i.e. those of a man 😉 ) and which the wiki entry says are sometimes known as ‘FMP’s’

When I was growing up they were known as FMBs, ‘b’ for boots, rather than pumps.

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The photo (above) is an extreme example of FMBs, but you get the idea.

Almost entirely unrelated to FMPs/FMBs is the same weekend behaviour of getting ‘trollied’. In UK parlance, this is to get absolutely drunk.

Which brings me to the photo, below, I found while doing other research for the blog, but manages to mash up alcohol, a supermarket trolley (possibly called a ‘cart’ elsewhere around the globe), and some naked women. There isn’t the slightest chance we could replicate this photo in SL, but I thought it was a terrific photo, hence its inclusion.

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Tukinowaguma has a number of footwear items as free group items, including some that certainly fit the bill as ‘FMBs’

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Our model is wearing them in white, but they’re also available in black, brown and snakeskin finishes.

Pookes

Indoor naturism

One thing we’ve not really covered before is indoor naturism or more accurately indoor nudity. Surprising, I think, as most of us will have practiced it in one form or another even if we never categorised ourselves as ‘naturist’.

We all bath or shower nude. We all pretty much stand naked in our bedrooms twice a day, for dressing and undressing purposes.

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For many of us, our naturist journey perhaps begins with ‘home nudism’. Freed from the presence of others, living alone in our first student accommodation perhaps, most of us will adopt a much more relaxed attitude to the naked body, casually walking nude between bathroom and bedroom, between bedroom and kitchen. It’s here that we discover our own attitude to nudity, much more than on a beach or naturist club. Of course, there’s the heady scent of ‘sexuality’ to be added to the mix. tumblr_nhpyrdrygQ1u3wvo0o1_500

All of us will recall the first time(s) we’ve been naked with a new boyfriend or girlfriend. The sense of…not shame…more embarrassment at the moment. Am I ‘bigger’ than her previous boyfriend? Do my small breasts make me less feminine than his previous girl? Within days of embarking on a new relationship, however, we’re at ease with being exposed in front of a new love.

Naturism is like that too. Initial discomfort at the situation followed by a relaxed attitude towards it.

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Alone, or within our relationship, a casual approach to nudity develops. ‘I really don’t need knickers on to walk from the bathroom, post shower, to the bedroom’, becomes part of an unconscious thought process.

For many, of course, this is as far as the ‘naturism’, or ‘home nudity’, goes.tumblr_ncug7byUbe1rjekuqo1_1280

 

For others, home nudity becomes a much more regular occurrence, circumstances permitting. On an oppressive, sultry day where you’ve experienced public transport -particularly underground trains in rush hour, your face buried in someone’s rank armpit for most of the journey (anyone who has ever used the London Underground, the NY subway, the Paris Metro or other mass transit systems will know what I mean) there’s nothing better than to step out of grimy clothes and sit naked in the comfort of your own home. I know that’s one of life’s simple metropolis pleasures.

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It’s your home. There are no clothes rules. And sometimes ‘no clothes’ rules. 🙂

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Note: this was intended to be included in SLN13. As i’m slightly incapacitated at the moment, typing wise, I’ve opted to use it now, until I’m in a position to type up new posts.

 

 

Knickers in bed?

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Lemonicity has a new group gift, a nightshirt, available (L$0). Their advertising photos show it worn with a pair of panties but when the box is opened it’s panty free.

Yes, you could always add a pair of your own, but why bother?

There’s a whole series of articles online about how wearing knickers in bed is a healthier lifestyle choice (and an equal number saying it’s unhygienic). As with many things, it isn’t something worthy of having a debate on. It’s a case of personal choice. If you want to go to bed without undies, do it. If you want to wear panties (and a bra) to bed, do that too. Me? I can’t fathom wearing anything to bed, except when it’s particularly cold and an extra layer is for warmth, rather than modesty.

Ella

 

Orange Pink

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Meet ‘Orange Pink’, the tweaked avatar of SLN reader Liz, who is more than a little scathing about…

‘…a proliferation of butt ugly, skanky ho’s styling themselves as ‘models’, ‘singers’ and ‘actresses’ and ‘fashion designers’ when we all know their only claim to fame is likely to be a sex tape, a lousy rap recording, and their own logo slapped onto cheap tat clothes and sold over the odds. You have a fat azz, girl. WTF is a ‘hip hop model’?’

I (and Ella) were slightly baffled until we did some googling and saw…

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…at which point everything kind of fell into place.

Pookes

The Hipster Fair, 2015

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The Hipster Fair, 2015, is coming. It begins on February 1st.

Of course we’ll be popping along! I think there’s a definite link with hipsters, hippies and naturism, as they’re all part of a counter-culture, naturism certainly being part of an alternative lifestyles concept before the phrases ‘counter culture’ and ‘alternative lifestyles’ were coined. 260089492

Think of things like Russia’s Empty Hills festival, the Burning Man festival. There’s still a sense of those leading an alternative lifestyle also being politically switched on in an era where much of the planet seems drugged up on soap opera and football to the point where they can’t think or do anything to create a fairer world. It’s left to the hipster kids, with their dreads, tattoos, loose fitting clothing that will readily be shed in a celebration of the human body, to lead the politics. Eco-warriors? Aren’t they now leading ‘green’ politics around the globe? Didn’t they protest for nuclear dis-armament? Aren’t they objecting to ‘fracking’?tumblr_n5g9tdrNUJ1r7rtopo1_500 tumblr_ngxqf6On2x1ti9po7o1_1280

Sl has its own ‘Burning Man’ festival (in October, I think) and this year I fully intend SLN to be part of that, by setting up part of a sim, if we possibly can, to run an SLN sponsored ‘Critical Tits‘ bike ride, reflecting the RL ‘Burning Man’s’ topless or nude bike ride.

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Riders at Burning Man’s ‘Critical Tits’ bike ride

In anticipation of that, the Hipster Fair will be our first stopping off point of the year with intentions to at least be (semi) clothed when the time comes to book a part sim in order to be part of SL’s own ‘Burning Man’ festival. We’ll update on the Hipster Fair closer to the time.

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Look of the Day (a naturist accessory posting)

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Other SL blogs will regularly do a ‘LOTD’ post -the ‘look of the day’, wherein a model is posed in clothes that are new to SL, and assembled for a look as unique or individual as each avatar. Hitherto a look of the day isn’t something we’ve necessarily aspired to, preferring no clothes in our posts 🙂

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However, I’ve decided that we should relax this hitherto unwritten rule thanks to SLN reader Pru, who assembled a look out of current free gifts that she felt would fit with our ‘naturist wardrobe’ posts. The loose top is, very much, a naturist lady’s type of evening wear. Loose, airy and sexy. In the photo above you can see that it’s going to be worn without a bra and now that it has been pointed out by Pru, yes, I do feel that the style is very much naturist wardrobe, the sort of thing ladies will wear in restaurants and, on more occasions than I can recall, probably end up showing a nipple here and there. Yes, Pru! An ideal naturist wardrobe addition. It’s currently a free gift at Black Swan. (no group joining fee, either)

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The hair worn by Pru in this is also a free group gift from Boon Hair. Pru says ‘I like it because it puts me in mind of those elfin-faced, slim and petite naturist ladies we all encounter from time to time who wear boyish hairstyles to match their boyish figures. Again, well spotted. Such small, slim naturist ladies are regularly apparent in naturist locations. Indeed, this is a look that will be familiar on young naturist Mums. I’m not sure why, but yes, many young, naturist mothers with elfin figures will often sport a similar type of look. Don’t believe me? Look around next time you’re on the beach. I’ll bet you can spot a couple of petite Mums who have hairstyles very similar to this.

Pru adds that ‘I decided to show a bit of skin for the sake of SLN in the final photo, and because I don’t ever recall you blogging this pubic hair. It’s L$289, from Miss Canning, and only on the Marketplace, as far as I know’.

I did some quick research and couldn’t find it in Miss Canning’s inworld store, but it is on the Marketplace in a fat pack of eight different pubic hair styles. Pru’s correct. It’s not something we’ve blogged before, but thanks for pointing it out to us. We’ll blog on the full set in the near future.

If you’ve got an idea for a ‘look of the day’ which broadly fits into a naturist theme, that is, it has a look and feel that reflects ‘ladies dressed up to go out for dinner while on vacation’, and can be assembled for free (mostly), please don’t be shy! Throw something together, in a notecard or email, and we’ll certainly add it to the ‘naturist suitcase’ that is easily going to go over that 25kg suitcase limit favoured by budget airlines. Never mind the excess baggage charge ladies, we’ll look fabulously dressed by night, and fabulously nude by day.

Pookes