Strangers in a Stranger Land

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Zoey was keen to be led somewhere… she would have preferred it was to their bed, but Seraphim had spent all day doing creative stuff, mostly around their home, and wanted to get out, so she took her girl…

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… to Memento mori, somewhere Zoey had never been. The little Gynoid was impressed, though, still, more interested in her Mistress, than in her surroundings… Seraphim told her she was incorrigible, which totally delighted her girl. Next, Seraphim took them to Eisa…

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… which is undergoing an almost total rebuild which, if you are familiar with Eisa, is pretty impressive… the place has been almost totally empty all month, Seraphim goes there regularly to chronicle the rebuild, up to the last few days, there have only been three buildings there, so far. Seraphim was delighted to see that Tee’s apartment block had been put back, though in a new place…

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… she thinks it’s a different Bushnell Suites, as this one is empty, and she knows Tee is still ensconced in her one, high above Eisa…

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… the Eisa elite have moved up into giant hard-drives, in the sky above Eisa, uploaded as only Gynoids could be, waiting while they direct the transformation. Below, on the hazy, empty plain, Seraphim and Zoey Zoe Zoe felt like strangers in an even stranger land.

Creating the ‘Fallen Angel’ Shoot

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Seraphim gave her studio a complete texture makeover, for the ‘Fallen Angel’ shoot. This was possible, because she built the whole place herself, using basic prims and full-perms mesh items, so she can change the textures to suit her needs, whenever she wants to. The winged pose chair isn’t full perms, but she can modify it’s textures, which is very useful…

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… she picked up the doors and the columns from the full-perms fair a few days ago, they fitted her vision for the set, perfectly. All the textures she uses are her own work…

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… she put some of her beautiful, glowing ‘shrooms’ in the space behind the walls, to create the ambient light that shines through, into the room… sometimes the limits of SL lighting effects can work advantageously…

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… after a few days work, she had the ‘tomb’ space the way she wanted it. Once again, while the spiky vines are not full-perm, she can, and did, alter their texture to suit her needs…

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… once she had Zoey’s ‘dream-landing’ space set up, she was ready to go…

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… the star arrived, saying ‘I’s a witch’, which Seri could, in fact, see. After she’d told Zoey she was a very cute witch, Seri suggested Zoey wear something more ‘Through-the-looking-glass-ish’, which was one of the themes Seri had been working with, here. Zoey came up with the gorgeous outfit she wore for the shoot, and while it wasn’t what Seri had initially had in mind, it was much better… they were ready to go, and Seri rolled her camera…

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… taking hundreds of images, until the final shot. Seri and Zoey adore each other, and had lots of fun creating ‘Fallen Angel’…

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… this morning, Zoey was delighted when Seraphim showed her she now has an entire floor to herself, in the recently expanded ‘New Placebo Gallery’.

 

Fallen Angel

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Zoey woke up in a falling dream… or, at least, she thought it was a dream she’d awoken in, she wasn’t sure… didn’t know how long she’d actually been falling…

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… it seemed like a very long time, perhaps… for ever?…

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… and, suddenly, she landed. No thud, or jolt, she was just… standing here, not falling, any more… ‘very strange…’ thought Zoey. She noticed a rather grand door, so headed over to it…

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… she tapped on it, rather tentatively, with her claws… ‘hello…?’, called the little neko outside the dream-door…

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… which swung inward, without a sound…

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… as she walked into the tomb-like interior, Zoey thought ‘It’s just as well I’m dreaming, otherwise, I’d be very frightened…’… the passage felt like it had been undisturbed for millennia…

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‘oh!’ exclaimed Zoey, when she saw what was inside… she felt an immediate attraction to the winged chair, despite the thorny tentacles that seemed to be guarding it…

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… despite herself, the little dreamer timidly stepped closer…

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… knowing she had no choice, but to sit on the chair…

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… which she did…

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… she’s not sure how long ago that was, now…

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… seems like forever…

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… occasionally she dreams she is falling…

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… falling away from this silent tomb.

 

Sweet Zoey

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Seraphim dragged her little cat-girl into the studio, today, because Zoey just looked too gorgeous not to be adored with a camera…

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… Zoey is the sweetest thing ever to happen to Seraphim…

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… she is Seraphim’s first Neko love, as well as being an NS Relic unit…

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… she is warm and loving…

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… manic and silly…

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… cute and curious…

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… clever and funny…

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… sleepy and slow… just like the big, beautiful kitten she is.

After-shoot

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When Seri did her recent shoot with Silvarrn, she had the biggest audience in her studio she has ever had… there was Zoey, in her new human-neko form, which Seri adores, Bunny, Dolly, and… Tee! Yes, Tee! Seraphim was incredibly happy to be surrounded by all this love, and suspects Silvarrn was a bit stunned at the audience…

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… by the time the shoot was over, Tee had shooed Dolly back home. Silvarrn said she had to go. Seri thanked Silvarrn, and asked the other girls over to her pool for an after-shoot swim…

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… where Seri changed into more appropriate attire, and Zoey said she had to go, but didn’t leave before she had pushed Seri into the pool and told her she loved her…

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… and then there were three. Tee and Bunny (s4nura) are Seraphim’s oldest, most consistent friends… oldest, in that they are both 12 year old SL avatars, but also in that they are Seri’s longest known friends in SL…

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… Seri loves them both very much. Neither of them has ever let her down, or been nasty to her, as several of her ‘friends’ have, but, much more than that, both these beautiful creatures are very intelligent, and wise from their SL years, which they have both actually lived, unlike many SL avi’s with high-numbered ages, who have actually only spent a fraction of that in SL, these girls have been here the whole time, and they have been dolls/gynoids for the whole time…

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… Seri adores them both, very much. Bunny does not ‘belong’ to Seri, but the two of them have an unspoken attraction for each other, which keeps them always in one another’s orbit…

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… Tee actually ‘belongs’ to Seri, though Seri has told Tee the truth is that she belongs to Tee… Tee is a supernatural force of her own construction, like nothing Seri has ever met in SL, and Seri just loves being with her…

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… the after-shoot pool-lounge could not have been sweeter, Seri and her two best friends, joking and chatting in the clear, cool water of Seri’s new pool.

Strange Day

Today has been one of the stranger days Seraphim has experienced. She spent most of the day tweaking her new gallery, and hanging out with Bunnygirl…

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… she took some pictures for Bunny to use in her ‘picks’…

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… later her kitten and her hung out in the main gallery, where she is showing some of the pictures from her shoot with Bunnygirl. She hasn’t actually physically seen her kitty for a few days, due to her kitten’s human only being able to access SL from her mobile phone, causing Zoey to not actually be able to TP, and being stuck in a friends place that her friend has no control over the security at, and hence Seri could not TP to the friends place. Anyway, this meant Seri had some stuff to show Zoey, starting with the new pictures…

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… then they went to the new gallery…

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… which delighted Zoey…

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… Zoey had remarked on how Bunnygirl looked like a super-hero, and she thought that Tee, in the gallery sign, looked like one, too… which hadn’t occurred to Seri, but she totally agreed…

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… which is when things turned strange. Seri was contacted by RobotNicole, someone she’s never physically met, before, but knows through brief communication, back when she first met EV-01, because RobotNicole was EV-01’s previous owner, who had basically abandoned Evie, and Seri had to negotiate becoming Evie’s new owner. Seri told RobotNicole that she had just opened a gallery here… RobotNicole lives above Coghaven, and had seen Seri’s name on her radar, so she said ‘hello’, when Seri told her she had just opened a gallery, which had pictures of Evie in it, RobotNicole said she’d be right down. After they had greeted, Seri said she hadn’t actually seen Evie for months, and RobotNicole said ‘She’s online now’… this totally floored Seri, as all her screens told her Evie was not on line. Seri asked why RobotNicole thought this, and, at the same time, re-checked every possible indicator of Evies online status, which still said she was not online. Zoey asked Seri for Evies contact details… and almost instantly contacted Evie…

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… this was a worst-case-scenario, as it showed Evie had unchecked the indicators that would let Seri know she was back. Seri was crestfallen. She asked Zoey to ask Evie to contact her… and suddenly, Seri’s indicators showed Evie to be online. Seri and Evie had a long, strange conversation. Turned out, Evie had come back to SL on Friday, having been away for months… for some reason, unfathomable to Seri, Evie had made herself invisible to Seri, so she could roam about on her own… something Seri had never stopped her from doing. Because of the totally random combination of Seri just opening a gallery in Coghaven, and RobotNicole noticing she was there, Seri had found out Evie was secretly online! Evie was very apologetic, saying she realised she had been thoughtless and cruel, promising to come home soon. Seri said Evie could roam as much as she wanted, that she had never stopped her from doing so. The whole thing was very strange, very out of character for Evie. It was a strange way to get her girl back. She’s not actually that convinced that she has got her girl back. A very strange day.

Hanging with a Kitten

The other day, Seraphim saw a review on the indefatigable Inara Pey’s blog, for the SG33E RoadRunner… the moment she saw it, she saw herself and her baby on it… so, the first thing she did after her baby logged on, this morning, was take her for a spin around their neighbourhood… Zoey Zoe Zoe loved it!…

… then Seraphim took her kitty to Lutz City, as she’d been wanting to do, all week… ZZZ loved the place from the moment she laid eyes on it…

… this was Seraphim’s third visit, and she still found new places to explore…

… even places for a bit of raunchy dancing…

… Lutz City is very beautiful, the perfect place to take your baby…

… seeing how much ZZZ was enjoying herself filled Seraphim’s loving, alien heart…

… it was a very enjoyable outing.