[G-WTF.] 06.07.12 – Free.

High Res @ Flickr, like usual!

Well, after another failing within the sphere of Slavedom, I ran away and proceeded to revert back, near completely, to my initial and most beloved background story of being an amnesiac who managed to survive in the wilds on her own since she was seven. Crazy but it could happen, if the person was determined enough. This time, though, she’s attempting to make her way in the world of “normal” Gorean civilization and is forcing herself to wear clothing and walk upright, instead of on her hands and the tips of her toes.

It’ll be fun to see what happens to my, still unnamed FW self. “Eliska” was a good name but it is in the past now and so, I will take the next few days figuring out a new name for the new incarnation for a new adventure within the world of Gor– the odd world I randomly can never leave, because for some reason it resonates.

Oh, yeah, credits.

Hair: LAMB. ~ Little Star
Skin: BODY CO ~ Summer 02 (Ivory)
Skin Extras: BODY CO ~ Summer 02 (Ivory) Makeup (Soft)
Skin Extras: BODY CO ~ Ivy 02 (Ivory) Makeup (Dramatic) JUST THE LIPS
Eyes: INSUFFERABLE DASTARD ~ Mirror Eyes MESH (Left: Blue, Right: Blue-Green)
Lashes: REDGRAVE ~ Extralong
Teeth: PXL ~ Mouth Open Addon v6
Make-up Layers:
Blush: NATURAL BEAUTY ~ Blush 2
Contour: PDIDDLE ~ Diamond Cutter
Freckles: DUTCH TOUCH ~ AddOns Moles and Xtra freckles (bought with a skin)
Piercing: TWEE ~ Eliska (modded)

Earrings: BELLBALLS ~Trendy Tribal Earrings (Persian Leopard)
Necklace: KARI ~ Hand of Fatima Necklace
Gloves: REEK ~ Cozy Mittens
Bow: PRIMUS ~ Golugd Bow (mesh)

Shirt: ISON ~ Kritted Grain Sweater
Corset: ETCHAFLESH ~ Sweet Blasphemy Underbust Corset
Skirt: AURA ~ Lowrise Boho Skirt
Neck cover: TP/GOREAN ROSE ~ Hide My Neck (no longer available)
Fur: GSPOT ~ Got Fur?

[double.] + May’s Soul “Leonor”

(Please check out the full credits & High Res @ Flickr.)

This is something that I’ve wanted to do for a while now but was given the opportunity to a few days ago. May Tolsen gifted me this outfit and while I adore it as its own outfit, I wanted to do a different approach to blogging it (I hope you don’t mind!). In Gor, there is a very minimal market still for nice, cute and super nice quality clothing and May’s Soul is one of them. While texture work isn’t super extreme, it’s constantly getting better and it’s not unwearable and is actually really nice, it kind of gives it all a more “natural” or “rustic” feel to it, instead of all the nice and sleek modern textures on the mainstream clothing. I’m in no way saying it’s bad at all, I honestly wear things from May’s Soul almost daily and check the store frequently for new releases and discounted items. Outfits come complete and are very affordable, so if you haven’t stopped by May’s Soul yet, I really suggest it. I like the store build, too :)

Anyways, where was I? As I was saying, the market is still a bit sparse (in comparison to the modern market) so there is a high chance that girls will be wearing the same things, even men in the same things. When something is good, there is no doubt that everyone will go out and get it and this obviously over-saturates it. I’ve seen some great pieces of male pieces worn by over a handful of men just from lurking Gor Hub. For me, the idea of this creates a problem. I like to be myself and stand out from the other girls. While I still try to portray my role as a Bond-Maid (a Slave Girl in Northern Gor) as closely as I can because I prefer a more By-The-Book approach to my Role-Play over “Evolved”, I still want to look unique. Both of these outfits, in my opinion are “Slave Wear” and I’ll explain the left one more-so than the right as to why.

As I said earlier, it’s said that during the winter, slaves do indeed wear pants. The issue is that pants aren’t very revealing at all and since it’s winter and obviously cold, a lot of skin is going to be covered up which isn’t allowed by a Slave. To be fully conservative and covered is the right of a Free Woman and more-so, a Slave must wear clothing that is easily removable or, ahem, bypassed in-case their owner wishes for them to serve in the long-house (in the north) where bond-maids serve naked. How I tried to balance that was with a very billowy and loose shirt under a high-cut and open little tunic. In my eyes, the loose fabric bares the stomach when there’s movement and since obviously, there is nothing under it, if her Jarl wants to slip his hands up her shirt and sneak in a squeeze, the ability is there and the clothing aren’t getting in the way of it.

The right one is more Summer bond, or even Southern sans shoes. The camisk looks like it’s plain unbleached linen split down almost to the navel, like how the top of Kirtles are described to be, which paired with the belt could technically make this some sort of psuedo-kirtle.  As a Bond, I tend to use a lot of accessories because unlike their Southern counterparts, they usually do a lot more in terms of work and labor and since my Jarl and I travel around a lot still, the idea of carrying little things we need or purchase during our travels as one of my tasks makes its plausible. I had someone laugh at me for it, saying it was wrong because I “owned so much stuff” because I was wearing it but just because I am holding it does not make it “my property” or any other slaves property for that matter. If their Master or Mistress tells the to carry the backpack full of supplies then they damn well will carry the fucking backpack full of supplies.

So, when you go shopping. Don’t get scared of not liking an outfit as a whole and try to have a wider outlook on it.  I know I will sometimes see an outfit and not like it too much on its own but they I’ll remember a piece of clothing in my inventory or something I saw in a store but never bought that would go *perfectly* with it and make it my own personal style and suddenly it becomes like a favorite outfit of mine. Like they say with anything, the only thing stopping you is yourself so don’t be scared to be yourself.

[G-WTF.] 01.13.2011

[High Res + Credits @ Flickr!]

One thing I highly enjoy when role-playing, as I think most of us who role-play do, is the creation of characters and/or the creation of outfits. I love shopping and I like to go to different stores and just buy things here and there. One thing I cannot have enough of, though, are accessories. Belts, thigh belts, anything. I love to take an outfit that other people might also have and make it into something greater. Accessories help me accomplish that. I can’t have enough things to add on.  Literally, can not have enough. I buy so many accessory based things simply because I feel like it adds on to the role play.

For example, I play a bond-maid in Torvaldsland. Cold there, obviously — snow and all. She is a slave to a traveler who trades and sells fur. This means she’s more likely to wear fur accessories as well as carry a lot of things. She has to be useful so she carries most of the furs and rations and whatever miscellaneous items and the backpack, belt and leg items sure have enough room to hold things for two people. With fur, the small poncho/cloak, the scarf, the mittens and the boots all reflect the usage of furs, skins and leathers and she adorns her head with the odd pair of tabuk, verr, deer, Kailiauk, Bosh, whatever horned-animal-type horns. Given as they only sometimes traded or sold the horns, she’s able to keep a few pairs as accessories.

I like to keep my clothing neutral. Browns, tans, sand-tones, off-whites; Anything that seems like it wouldn’t take a lot of processing. She is new to her role as a slave and if she acquires anything that is of far greater quality then her simple kirtles, they would be for special occasions. Extremely special seeing as bond-maids serve naked in the long-houses (unless in the presence of a free woman). and besides, neutrals just look way more viking-ish don’t you think?

I will make one note, the belt is from Ever After and I wish that they had more things for sale. They seem to cater just to belts and accessories and it’s exactly what I need to add more to in my inventory.

If anyone has any suggestions for great gorean clothing and accessory stores, please do drop a line with the name! I’m always looking for great pieces to supplement my RP stuff too. I’m also always looking for great winter-ish articles of clothing as well as nicely made kirtles and bond-maid outfits.

[G-WTF.] 01.12.1011

( higher res + credits @ Flickr. )

Well, this is where I’ve been when I’ve been in Second Life. If you aren’t able to tell instantly, I’ve been lurking Gor Hub. Now I know here comes the mild vomiting in peoples mouths but you’ve gotta be a bit open-minded, here. I Role-played Gor well over a year ago for the first time. I had no clue what I was doing and I decided to throw myself into an in-character slaver house that had classes a few days a week with the slaver who taught a group of us girls and even answered our questions. It taught me everything I knew and I ended up being a great Kajira. That was my learning experience. As I immersed deeper and learned more I became aware of Torvaldsland. Still, I was bound as a Kajira at the time and couldn’t just go off and make the switch.

Time passed, I feel out of Role-Play for various reasons. Some involving how terrible a lot of people are at role-playing in the Gorean atmosphere, some of it the lack of role-play versus pew pew and more so how terrible of a bias a lot of people who role-play gor have against unique characters or people who haven’t read the books. Still, I always wanted to go back to Gor. I always wanted to role-play in Torvaldsland. Bond-maids were much more appealing than southern silk slaves and Jarls… well, I’m sorry but I’d pick a Viking over a Roman or a Sultan any day (Roman, Viking and Sultans are what the different regions are vaguely modeled after for attire and etc).

Once I started getting time to get back in to Second Life, I decided I was going to Role-play again and I made sure to stick with it. It was almost a personal demand of myself. immersing myself in a different world for a little time a day (I don’t role-play in warcraft) is one part of second life i’ve always loved. I never did it for the e-secks and to this day refuse to have that be the main base of my rp (gtfo you pervs). I role-play a bond-maid; A slave girl of the north and I love it.  Her background story makes her quite the characters who has a lot of room to evolve and I hope to explore those chances to their fullest. I’m a mother fucking evee, okay?!

So, through all the text I’d like to say that my posts will involve a lot of Gorean things. Gorean outfits, partial pieces of my Gorean life. I like to keep a record of my characters story through Gor, adding on as each day of role-play adds in just another bit of character background. My flickr most likely will have a lot more of those than this blog, though so if you’re interested to keep up to date with my characters storyline, add me there.

Anyways, like I said — Credits @ Flickr!