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So, as promised a while back and keeping putting off, today I want to show you my cottage in Second Life. The cottage is named “Laurel” and from the (have I said this before?) brilliant design from the folks over at { What Next }. It’s a small one bedroom cottage and it’s situated on a high pad in the air and gives me a place to be, to work, to write (yes I am actually writing this from my ‘office’ as you can see later).

As you probably can remember, I used to have a self built home, based on a freebie home modded pretty much to beyond recognition. It was fun, but Second Life being Second Life, at one point when I tried to rez the house after I per accidental had returned it to my inventory, decided that it needed eating and gone it was.

For a while after that the house more or less (mostly a lot more) resembled a building site with a rubble pit. It was mostly an open air design with some large building blocks strewn around for effect and basically because I wanted not to to have the parcel all that empty.

As you know, Mistress, after me asking and her checking out { What Next }, she graciously gave me the permission to build a new place for myself. Thank you Mistress! Of course there is the stipulation that while the place now looks absolutely charming and darling, this will not be, not now, nor ever, be my home. It’s my cottage, my crash-pad, my whatever-you-want to call it, but most definitely it is not my home in any shape or form. That, home, is our place together.

So what does my new cottage look like? Let’s have a look shall we?
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There are moments in everyone’s life, especially those who write, be that for a personal, amateur, or professional that words just not flow. Reasons for this can be be varied, be that lack of inspiration, emotions disturbing the flow or even such a thing as the phase of the moon (although since the moon is Waxing Crescent at 38% of full), I doubt the latter is the reason, how much I would love to.

But yes, considering that I am in large part, mostly human. I am not without moments that the words just not will come. Or at least that I lack the inspiration of writing in a meaning full way about a particular BDSM subject. Which is somewhat ironic as everyone who knows me, that I can not shut up talking about BDSM as it is one of my favourite topics; and I have an opinion or three.

However, since I have to write something, I decided once again; to treat you all to the various little things that occupy my mind over the last week but that neither really warrant a whole blog by themselves or cover a subject I have written about previously. This also mind hint at a pattern in the type of blog posts I have put up in the past weeks and months. Yes, Rambling or freestyle post (the latter does sound so much better and kinder, does it not?) usually means I am lacking any inspiration to wax lyrically about a given subject and have reached the point that I rather let my mind cast forth directly, rather then a formed (and perhaps opinionated article).

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Oh my…

As promised, I would write something about building and my other plot. After a long while I have decided to clean up the mess that was left over from the previous builds. The place looked messy after all. I know at least one person had offered to buy a bulldozer of the Second Life Marketplace and to clear the whole lot. But I won’t name names, that would not be fair to Mara.

However, a couple of weeks ago I was browsing marketplace and hopping around in Second Life looking at prefabs and I came across a sim called “{What Next} and to my delight I found a perfect little cottage. Nothing big, but suitably cute. With an upstairs open plan bedroom and side kitchen. Needless to say I fell in love with it. Right there and then.,

After asking Mistress if I could buy it and getting the go-ahead, I finally bought it and so started the long awaited phase of rebuilding my sky-plot. It’s going to be a pretty overhaul as I am basically scrapping a lot of the old build off and rebuilding or perhaps redecorating from scratch.

So how far is the situation at the moment?
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Back from holiday!

Hi everyone, I am back from holiday once again and had a lovely two weeks away from it all. With gorgeous weather, gorgeous food and wonderful times with family and about and about I feel tired but at the same recharged as well. Ready to take on the remainder of the year.

And with that my weekly blogging shall return. I do apologise for the hiatus, but with the holiday and having a break from everything, I was granted a temporarily relief of my writing assignment. I am hoping in the coming weeks and months to do more variation in my blogs; from musings and topics on bdsm in general, fashion (where applicable), other musings and perhaps some short stories. As you probably remember I have many stories lying around and while writing blog-posts is one, creative writing is a still a skill I haven’t mastered yet.

And yes, I know the idea about writing, is that writing is a skill that is brought on by writing, writing and more writing and I definitely should write more in private as an exercise. However I know my personality is a lot better suited to working to death-lines, then free winging it, a good example of this is that the last story I published “Cuffed” took around a year in total to finish.

For some reason the closure of a death line means I am hyping myself up more, which eventually seems to deliver result eventually, although this feels often like I am endlessly procrastinating and then get unduly stressed out. I think my personality somewhere is seriously screwed up *laughs*

Anyway, to return to the topic of creative writing, I am still toying with the idea of giving myself a standard set of time, say one hour or two hours to actually write a quick short story, right here. I am willing to hear suggestions for scenarios. Perhaps a format of 30 minutes to think about a scenario/write out quick notes, and then one to two hours of writing a quick story. Could work. Could spectacularly back-fire *laughs*. Still an idea that is worth contemplating.

So one of the plans I am having for the coming months is trying to set up my plot at home again. For a very long time I have, what looks like an enormous pile of rubble strewn across my land in what only can be described as a building accident that serves as proof for generations to come that I should not be allowed to handle explosives, or anything sharper than a butter knife.

I am either going to give a build-it-myself type cottage a go, despite lacking seriously motivation after SL decided to eat it on last rez. Or find something that is suitable for my taste and style. So expect a progress/building blog soon. I do warn you however, my skills with regards to building are not all there, so don’t expect something beautiful. What it will be however, is completely me.

So for now it is good to be back, both in real life and second life. And settling back in at my homes in both worlds and picking up the routines. Speaking of routines, it was a delight in a way to have to clean the dust. It was in a rather strange way (but don’t tell anyone), grounding. Plus knowing how much my work is appreciated, certainly does help.

For now, I am going to love you all and leave it as this. I am still recovering from all the travelling from last week (strange how something like that, takes it out of you …), and know that my next planned blog will be about role play and what I think of various angles on that subject

But for now,

be safe, have fun
lexi

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