Monday, August 25, 2008

This Weeks Events 8-26/8-30 2008

Events August 26-30, 2008

Tuesday, August 26 (12-3PM): Nico Presents: Ear Sex - Nico spins an assortment of music that ranges from Arabian Bellydancing to Industrial-Metal. As always, clothing optional, so feel free to join the naked kitten as she plays some of the most orgasmic tunes around.

Wednesday. August 27 (6-8AM): Armunn's Weird Breakfast Radio -
Tune your radios to Minh-dustrial sounds and wake up to some music you've probably never heard before. It's a collection of TV tunes, J-Pop, weird covers and I'll introduce more of you to the sounds of Australia. Come down club house and chat or simply start your day dancing.

(12-3PM): Come on out to Stephanie's Secret Garden for Franklyn's selection of his favorite Goth, neo-folk and similar songs. Good company, good music and good dancing for all. We'll also have 1000L minimum in the prize pool for best Goth Look!

(8-10PM): LadySoft...The Whispering DJ - Good Kitties are welcome too! Come on out to Blackthorne in your ears and tails and join us for some great music, great company and great dancing! LadySoft always digs deep to to bring you the best rock, metal and more from the last 3 decades. She takes requests too!

Thursday, August 28 (11AM-1PM): Bondage Brunch - Open discussion on BDSM and D/s lifestyle related issues both on and offline. *This week the discussion will focus on the unique issues of online relationships.*

Friday, August 29 (4-6AM): Sub's Playtime - It's time for the sub's to play and give their Mistresses and Masters a well earned break. So new or old, if your a pet, pony, sub or slave come down and play while your Dominant relaxes with a drink and good conversation. Miss Armunn will be providing the tunes and a firm hand when needed.

(8-10) Romantic Restraints -
Minh-Dustrial sounds will be hosting the new and improved Romantic Restraints. Dom(me)s are encouraged to bring their pets, slaves and such for a romantic evening with Minh providing the evenings sound track of jazz, ambient and other down tempo, sensual songs for your enjoyment.. Subs are encouraged, but not required to be on leash.

Saturday, August 30 (6-8AM)
Armunn's Smooth Saturday-Morning Sounds - Hi all. Tune your radios to Minh-Dustrial Sounds or join me on the beach at Minh's Crabshack and relax to some smooth music including soul, jazz and other sounds.

Monday, August 11, 2008

This Weeks Events


  • Tuesday, August 12 (8-9AM): Staff Meeting @ Clubhouse

(1-3PM): Romantic Restraints; MinhDustrial sounds spins romantic jazzy tunes, no gimmicks, no games, just good company and good music.

  • Wednesday, August 13 (12-3PM): DJ Franklyn plays goth, rock 'n roll, old school, and neo-folk @ Clubhouse

(5-7PM): Master Trainer North Habsburg presents his class "Emerging Dominants" @ Town Square

(8-10PM): LadySoft the whispering DJ

  • Thursday, August 14 (7-9PM): Nico's Ear Sex; her favorite songs on the radio and all the friendly chatter you can take in your ear-holes.

  • Saturaday, August 16 (8-10PM): Romantic Restraints

Nico's 21st Birthday-Suit Party!

I am finally 21!

I celebrated my 21st birthday at the clubhouse at BTE, this past Thursday, August 7, '08. It was great, and my dream came true when EVERYONE arrived naked! Everyone was probably expecting it (I never wear clothes). The greatest part about it is that I got to spend it with Master and my two sisters. It couldn't have been better, and most (but obviously not all) of the people that I cared about the most were able to come celebrate with me. Too bad we only have one birthday a year... it's my favorite holiday :D!

Aside from the birthday party, I was promoted to GM this past week as well. I'm honored to be trusted with this responsibility, and I won't let anyone down. When Minh first told me about Blackthorne months ago, I was so excited about the idea. I didn't expect it, however, to become my home. I love and believe in Blackthorne, you all know where to find me :D

Monday, July 21, 2008

This Weeks Events

Tuesday Jul 22
1pm BDSM Discussion Group - Tentative
8pm Splash-Mer Night at Blackthorne! - Blackthorne!
Wednesday Jul 23
12pm DJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
8pm Hobo Night with LadySoft...The Whispering DJ
Thursday Jul 24
1pm Romantic Restraints
Friday Jul 25
8pm Romantic Restraints

Stephanie Lindman is our Newest Admiral

It was a hard fought race! We had 6 contestants vying for the title of Blackthorne Admiral! The course was difficult and long, the wind...unpredictable. The sailors (which included me!) each bet 250L on the each race to make it even more interesting. Several races were run, and Stephanie won each one! She was focused, she was fast, she was indominitable!

Each race, there was at least one person hard on her stern, but she pulled through every time! Congrats to Steph...our BLACKTHORNE ADMIRAL!

Monday, July 14, 2008

This Weeks Events

This week we'll have a Nautical/Pirate theme. We'll be crowning our admiral(s) at the pirate party and also the winner of the yacht races. That's right....two ways to be an admiral! Last week was great, even given my sickness and business! Here is this weeks tentative schedule. If you want to race get a Flying Tako boat. They are easy to sail and real cheap. It's what we'll use for our races.

Monday Jul 14
8pm Romantic Restraints

Tuesday Jul 15
1pm Sex on the Beach!

Wednesday Jul 16
12pm DJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
8pm Hobo with LadySoft...The Whispering DJ

Thursday Jul 17
8pm Pirate Party

Friday Jul 18
1pm Yacht Races
8pm Yacht Races

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Fourth of July Celebration a Huge Success!!

We held our Fourth of July Celebration on the 3rd ( we all of course had other plans on the fourth). Turn out was great! Evangeline Ling and Jeffry Pastorelli donated fireworks. Minh-Dustrial sounds provided the music!'

The themed outfits were amazing, and sexy. Sapphire's emitted american flags (I don't think Sapphire is even American!). There were some tiny star spangled bikinis. But when the voting came in, Sapphire one the majority of the votes.

Eva finally become un-piggied! We stayed up well past the planned end of the event chatting and dancing and flirting. Can't wait for next year!

This weeks events!

Look for nautical week next week with beach parties, sailing races, picnics and more!
We'll be crowning our Blackthorne Admiral too! So get out those Tako Sailing Boats and practice! IM Stephanie Lindman or Trinity Isabella if you want more info.

Tuesday Jul 8
8pm Romantic Restraints

Wednesday Jul 9
12pm DJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
8pm LadySoft...The Whispering DJ

Thursday Jul 10
1pm Romantic Restraints

Saturday Jul 12
8pm Masquerade Ball

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Lurve

I am in love, not just a little bit, but major fallen head over heels style. You know that feeling of butterflies in the tummy, head in fuzz…and the aspirations of what could come next.

Have you guessed it?

Those who know Trolldoll, well, may have guessed it is with a toy. Not just any toy but a Trainer Ball Gag. It is gorgeous. The ball perfectly sized to fill a gorgeous little mouth. Originally the ball was red however discovered what a hitch…the taste.

Now for those into taste torture this gag is exceptionally the one to choose. However, I have used Black bondage tape to cover it with to disguise the taste. In my opinion it looks better, with the shiny black smooth finish. The ball is held in place by four soft purple leather straps. The silver buckles meeting and holding it firm. No escape, no verbal protesting…I can see hours of pleasure….

Back to Sl, if you see a lady walking / flying about wearing a Santa hat that is most likely to be me. Well after numerous people suggested I went shopping, so a friend and I went. We had great fun, in and out of the freebie Malls, picking up bits here and there. I have to also recomend many of the other shops, although some of the items cost but such great value. Any ways, we came home with a new box of kinky toys to play with.
Has anyone got any ideas where I can find a violet wand on sl such as the one below?
Best wishes TD

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This weeks events

Were having a special 4th of July event! A pet parade and fireworks, dancing and music! We'll host that Thursday 1-3 and 8-10 SLT. You don't have to be a pet to join the contest, but come in your best pet like attire in the spirit of the fourth and join us!

Tuesday Jul 1
8pm Romantic Restraints
Wednesday Jul 2
12pm DJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
8pm LadySoft...The Whispering DJ
Thursday Jul 3
1pm Fourth of July Pet Parade and Fire Works!
8pm Fourth of July Pet Parade and Fire Works!
Saturday Jul 5
8pm Romantic Restraints

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Organising thoughts. did not save. This was where I wrote my thoughts process of wht I wanted to write about....As you can see I am still very much in the newbie school of Blackthorne Blogs. Gooing to try again before asking for help, although so many people have offered assistance, advice etc if I ever should reuire it.

Where was I ?



This is going to be split between:

SL: events, learning, experiences and gernal SL diary

RL: bdsm events, munches, and other activities I am involved in, (Trolldoll...aka Bighugs) In common they both wear the red santas hat in regardless of sl or rl.

And of course anything eles which springs to mind in that radium process of blogging.

Best wishes, TD

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Asian Night Was Sushi-Rific!

Wow what a great time. So fun in fact that I managed not to take pictures again! We had about 20 people turn out and 3 pages in the contest board. The outfits were amazing! The music was (i am biased) awesome and we all had a wonderful time. We'll be holding this event again soon!

Change in time for Mer Event

Due to several requests, and the fact that I actually have something to do Friday, we'll move the Mer event to Thursday 8pm - 10pm SLT. Thanks for your understanding all!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Events for this week!

Tuesday Jun 24
1pm Romantic Restraints
A great time to come visit with your neighbors and meet new people.

Wednesday Jun 25
12pm DJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
Franklyn always rocks the house!

8pm LadySoft...The Whispering DJ
BAD KITTY!! 1000L neko contest and great music!

Thursday Jun 26
8pm Romantic Restraints

Friday Jun 27
8pm Mer Night!
Our first ever event for mermaids and mermasters. Minh-Dustrial sounds
will be playing great music and 1000L prize pool for the mers.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Four New Puppets Crowned!!

Our Love Doll Pageant last Saturday (June 14th) was a smashing success! The turn out was amazing, especially for summer and we had some wonderful love dolls!

We danced danced danced. The conversation was great and some really innovative outfits. Sylverre was a wind up doll, with custom anims, we had a few latex dolls. Yerrika was a tiny Fairy Doll (very cute). A lot of people came to look and chear on the contestants.

As we dance and people joined the prize pool increased from 3000 L$ to 5000L$! So...I bet your wonddering who won? Well, as voting time approached, the contestants all got on stage and danced for us while we cheered and voted. It was close! And the winner is....

Sylverre Dreamscape
Xev Hallard
Stephanie Lindman
Psykira Kohime

That is right! It was a four way tie with each getting 3 votes. Several people got 2 as well. More They all received the Blackthorne Puppet title, the lindens of course and Xev and Psykira became the newest Blackthorne Estate members. Give them a warm welcome when you see them!

Look forward to more great events soon!

This Weeks Event Schedule (June 16-June 22)

I am going to try very hard to post the coming week's event schedule on the blog. We may well still have some impromptu events, but this should cover most of it.

I hope to soon set up an RSS feed on the home page. You can also set up an RSS feed to your own mail client if you like and make it easier to keep track of things. it is !

MondayJun 16 1pmRomantic Restraints
TuesdayJun 17 8pmRomantic Restraints
WednesdayJun 18 12pmDJ Franklyn Plays goth'n roll, oldschool and neo-folk
8pmLadySoft...The Whispering DJ
ThursdayJun 19 1pmAsian Night
FridayJun 20 8pmHarem Night!!
SaturdayJun 21 8pmAsian Night

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Love Doll Pageant Coming Soon!!!

Make sure and be on this Saturday 8-10 pm SLT!! We will be hosting another love doll pageant! The first one was amazing fun! We had wind up dolls, latex dolls, maid dolls and even an accountant doll...scary!

So get your love doll look together and join us for a night of great music, conversation and of course love dolling! Minh-dustrial Sounds will be DJing. I'll also have 3000L in the prize pool to start with and increase it as people join. The winner will also receive a free membership to the Estate group (normally a 350L cost and soon to be a monthly fee). More importantly however, is it will be a really good time!

See you there!

Our First D/s Speed Dating Event was Fun!!

We all know summer is slow! We all like to spend time outside, so it is now surprise things were a bit slow. In fact our first two tries, I must admit were very slow.

The 1-3 time only a couple people showed up and they were all sub. So we just retired to the club house and danced and chatted. A few more people showed up and we had a wonderful time none the less.

The 5-7 time I was unable to attend, but I understand also slow.

The 8-10 time however went very well. We had 7 or so active participants and a few observers (whom we must turn to the dark side). After some initial organization all the dommes (no doms this time) sat down and we began to chat with the subs. I must say, the quality of the turn out was fantastic. Great Mistresses and very worthy subs.

We spent about an hour doing the speed dating. We then retired to the club house and and had a wonderful night dancing, chatting flirting. We finally all went to bed about 11 pm SLT! I think some matches were even made!

We will definitely do this again! I had a great time and I think the others did too during the 8-10 slot. Next time I will even take pictures!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

A long overdue update

I apologize for taking so long between posts. Real life has kept me very busy.

First things first. Let's all give Nicolette a big hug of thanks for her help and all her future help. Blackthorne wouldn't be the same without her.

My real life should start calming down now, each week better than the last. So look forward to more events. Nico, Manwa and I are working hard to plan some new, unique events!

Well, despite my not being able to be online much the last couple weeks, I have been productive. Here are some bullet points.

1) The blog now has an RSS feed. Just click the Icon in the URL dialog and you can get the address to add to your accumulator or an email client such as Thunderbird. You will get new posts to the blog sent directly to you without needing to go to the blog to check.

2) Blackthorne just got much much bigger. In addition to Fantasia (a standard sim) three new water sims were delivered yesterday, Blackthorne Reef, Shoals and Sea. Shoals has been sold, but Reef and Sea are available for purchase. See the website for details.

3) You won't see it for a while, but I am working on dynamic web pages and database system to allow you to do many things on the website. I am hoping to add tier check, profile posting, dating services and such. No promises of when or exactly what, but just know, I am working to make Blackthorne the absolute best place to live in Second Life.

I'll have more in depth posts soon, just wanted to get back in touch with you all.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Coming Changes to Blackthorne

The Blackthorne Community has been progressing nicely and I hope everyone is happy with things. If not feel free to let me know! We have put in several water sims recently along with our beach, Minh's Crab Shack. What is next?

Well now that I am done with our website I will be building and developing more. First thing will be to add a small mall. NO! This is not intended to be a high traffic, high lag thing. I will be asking only a hand full of my favorite builders and creators to participate, such as Devine Discipline and Monica Jewell, whose work we already use on our lands. I will also add a few affiliate vendors from some of the best, such as Sex Gen, Sensual Stone Works and Hippo Tech.

Additionally, I hope to expand the dungeon, add some more furnishings to our tea house and add one or two nice rental skyboxes. These will be essentially free to estate group members, but will cost a little more to others (75 Linden Maybe).

We have developed a number of popular events. We'll be adding new events aimed towards fixing people up such as D/s speed dating or possible even "Slave" auctions, but geared more towards making good matches than making people money.

Have an idea? Great! Let us know!

Bondage Ball King/Queen and Pearl are crowned!

Our second Bondage Ball was a blast! Due to scheduling conflicts we had it on a sub-optimal day and we still peaked at over 20 people! The crowd was great! We chatted, danced and flirted the night away. Many regulars were there, Iosef, Tabitha, Steph to name a few. As always our staff was unparalleled. Need I say that Minh-Dustrial Sounds did a great job with the music?

Well better than the music was the group. Beautiful! Sylverre showed up, to provide inspiration to other seekers of the Blackthorne Pearl Title. Sadly Trinity couldn't make it at that time. But Tabitha did her proud.

As the evening progressed, old friends chatted, new acquaintances became friends. Loving IM's were exchanged. As the night closed we opened things up to vote for our King/Queen and Pearl. The voting was furious and in the end ... congratulations to Tabitha for being the Bondage Ball Pearl! (Sorry hon, In the IM hell i was in i failed getting a pic of you. You were beautiful!)

Our King/Queen was much more complicated. We ended in a three way tie! Thomas, Nadine and AquaFox! We took the tie breaker to the managers, and while each one was awarded the title of Blackthorne King or Queen, Nadine was awarded the Crown! Congrats All! (Thomas views his newly won Domain to the left).

Look forward to more fun events coming soon!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Our First Blackthorne Admiral is Crowned!

I have been quite busy with our new website (see next post) and other projects around Blackthorne. We have grown quite a bit, with several new water sims. Blackthorne Abyss has our new beach! We hosted a nautical week to celebrate our new water sims, with Beach Music, a Pirate Contest with LadySoft...the Whispering DJ and we capped it off with our first sail boat races!

Stephanie Lindman set up a tough course. Everyone one had a great time trying to get their best times in. Horatio Clawtooth put up an impressive time early on. Contenders were vanquished time and again. Then Trinity appeared in her impressive pirate garb and it looked like all was lost. The start was tense, Horatio looked like he might lose this on on the first leg as Trinity gained an early advantage. But as in all other races, Horatio's down wind leg was unstoppable and he again triumphed.

So everyone give Horatio a hearty Ahoy Mate when next you see him! And sorry...I somehow failed to photograph him..but you can often find him out sailing the Blackthorne Waters. I promise to be more timely from now on with posts too!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Our First Ever "Blackthorne Puppet" is Crowned!

Our very first "Love Doll Pageant" was a great success. Thanks to Nicolette for doing the planning and Manwa, Zulie, Supergirl and Iosef for their help too!

The turn out for the Pageant was better than I expected. We had several wind-up dolls, a maid, a latex bondage doll...and perhaps the most devious of accountant doll! A total of 8 entrants and an enthusiastic group of spectators and judges as well.

The music was great (although I am biased) and we had a great time. So....our first "Blackthorne Puppet" is....Rachel Breaker!! Her Wind Up Doll was amazing. Custom anims and perfect skin, clothes and yes a bathing cap! Feel free and IM her to congratulate her! Look forward to our next events!

Monday, March 31, 2008

This Week's Events!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008: Love Doll Pageant 1-3pm SLtime

Attention Masters and Mistresses! Bring your girls down for our Love Doll Pageant on Wednesday from 1-3pm SL time. Winner receives a FREE Membership to our group, an honorary title, plus 1000L!

Rubber/Latex Dolls: OK
Ballerinas: OK
Wind-up Dolls: OK

IM Nicolette Poutine for more info!

Thursday, April 3, 2008: Captive Coffee 5-7pm SLtime

Ladies and Gentlemen, the staff at Blackthorne Estates are proud to present to you a New Weekly Event: Captive Coffee. An event where all can come down to our Clubhouse for themed chats. All community members are welcome and encouraged to participate, in an open and free discussion. Our first topic will be, "What makes a well-trained sub." Where all Masters, Mistresses, and subs are welcome to come take part of a respectful, honest, and equal conversation. Event times will be Thursdays from 5-7pm, hosted by Nicolette Poutine and Manwa Pastorelli. For suggestions feel free to contact either of us.

Nicolette Poutine and
Manwa Pastorelli

Friday, March 28, 2008

Live Reggae Concert 3-27-2008

Our Live Concert event on Thursday, March 27th, 2008 featured Daniara Blackburn, who graced us with her smooth melodies and sensuous take on Reggae.

We'd like to thank all of our guests and all of Daniara's fans for making it out to the event. The night was full of dancing, socializing, and good 'ol fashioned neighborly love.

Miss Stephanie and Miss Evangeline danced the night away to the suave tunes.

Beautiful music, beautiful smiles, and beautiful people; just a few of the things you can find at our Clubhouse.

Thank you all for making last night a great night! We would love to see you all again soon, so "OLHOS ATENTOS" for your next event reminder!

Staff at BTE

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Updates and Plans For Blackthorne!

We had a great Grand Opening Party with Kyle Saturday. I think our Bondage Ball will go great as well. So what is in store at Blackthorne?

Well first I have 3 new sims on order. The first, Blackthorne Nocturne, should arrive any day (Lindens are being slow) and is 100% residential. There is already a waiting list for that one, so if you are interested or know anyone interested let me know. There are also two water sims coming in, one the north and south edges of Blackthorne Gardens. Both of these sims will be designed for members to use their watercraft in. There will be land as well each sim with a different purpose.

The north sim, Blackthorne Abyss, will be developed by Stephanie Lindman to be used for capture role play, and also combat role play! Currently, we expect combat to be limited to melee weapons and primarily focus on duels. Have a conflict with another dom(me)? think they have offended your honor? Settle it in Blackthorne Abyss. The details are still being worked out, contact Stephanie Lindman with comments, questions or suggestions.

The south sim is residential and already has a soft commitment to be bought by a single buyer. Although the land will be privately used, at least 3/4 of the area will be water and open for all members to use.

I plan to make extensive use of water sims to make it possible for all residents and members to travel from one sim to another with out having to teleport if they like. I hope to make life a bit slower and more relaxed for those who would like that.

We also have more plans for the club house and other open areas of Blackthorne Gardens! I will continue to host events designed to grow our groups, and make the place a more social place to be. The beginning is always the hardest time, so bear with us as we grow. Some things in the works are more live events, classes taught by our very on Nicolette Poutine and Master Trainer North Hapsburg. I will also continue building and adding places to go, currently on my list are a couple skyboxes for hourly rent (for only 1L to members), one an Asian Themed, the other probably a nice Victorian Theme. Both will be stocked with beds and other toys. On the ground, a tea house where the old info center is. A place for Dom(mes) only to be, subs allowed only with their Dom(me), and possible a sub only place too.

Trinity has graciously allowed one of her parcels to be used as a Town Square. In time we will use this area for a variety of purposes, community meetings, slave auctions and so on. Please thank Trinity when you see this for her generosity!

Our goal is not necessarily a high traffic sim, but rather a place where you can usually find people to socialize with. I am starting to hire more staff. We already have a core of staff there. I'll be making a Staff Post soon introducing all our staff!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bondage Ball this Thursday (March 20th) 8-10pm SLT

Our grand opening was great! Kyle was wonderful and he had a great time too. A great performer and a great crowd always makes for a wonderful night!

It's time to announce our next event! Our first Bondage Ball. A formal event where we will be crowning our first Blackthorne King/Queen (dom(me)) and Blackthorne Treasure (sub)! I will have at least 3000L in the prize pool for each category! In addition the winners get King/Queen and Treasure Titles, free membership into the members group and most importantly the love and envy of everyone else! Everyone is welcome, members and guests alike!

So come in your best formal attire! Minh-Dustrial sounds will be playing her favorite, jazz, bossanova and other fitting songs for such an important occasion! Let's make our first Bondage Ball an event to remember! I am pretty sure this will become a monthly event for us!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

What is the Blackthorne Community?

I should have written this post first! Anyway, if you are reading this you are interested and want to know more. This post is just a brief introduction. Reading other blog entries or IM Minh Ahn in world to learn more!

I created the Blackthorne Community to fill what I feel is a void in Second Life, residential land with a sense of community. Although we are a BDSM community, I think all of our residents so far would say that even more important is we are friends and family. In fact, I do believe anyone would enjoy many of the aspects of our community, even if they are not into BDSM.

We are also instituting a title system to facilitate BDSM role play and interactions. Its based loosely (some would say very loosely) on European feudal systems. The goal is not to become role play nazis, but rather to facilitate social interactions. Something that I think is lacking in most BDSM clubs and sims.

The focus of community development is our club house, referred to as the club house, Stephanie's Secret Garden and Blackthorne Gardens. It serves as a meeting place, a place to hang out, hold events and in the near futures we'll hold classes and other such events. Its a great place to meet new people, romance them, chat with them, flirt with them, then move on to more private places if the mood takes you.

The community consists of land owners (the primary income comes through land sales and tier payments) and paying members. Membership fees are currently set at 350L/month. We also welcome anyone to the club house and other public areas. Land owners and paying members receive other benefits such as use of titles for role play, access to members only land, invitations to members only events and discounts on any products offered for sale in the info center.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Titles and Role Play in the Blackthorne Community (updated 3/18/08)


One thing I have found lacking in most BDSM places is actual D/s relationships. It’s true that there are usually Masters/Mistresses and their pets, but the groups usually do not facilitate interaction. Unlike most places, we are not entirely geared toward sex (although it’s a huge part of our community!). Rather we are focusing more on building a BDSM community and facilitating healthy and close D/s relationships, and expect that this can only enhance the physical aspects of our relationships.

Therefore, we are implementing a title system based loosely on Feudal systems (no particular one, lets say Japanese for fun). We expect group members to display their group title and behave accordingly. As the club house region is open to public, anyone not wearing their title should be treated with respect but need not be treated according to these rules. These are intended to facilitate role play and social interactions. This is not a role play sim as such.

Dom(me)s are expected to be dominant and should treat subs as such. We do not mean that there should be no respect or that one has absolute free ticket of course, but that anyone wearing a sub tag (Pet, Slave or Property) wants to be treated as a sub. In addition, since much of Blackthorne Estates is for residential property owners we work that into the system as well. Members may choose any title they wish and switch freely with the one exception that only land owners may be gentry.

Note: anyone found to be abusing the system to limit others’ enjoyment of our facilities will be dismissed from the group and may find themselves estate banned.



These are owners. Namely Minh Ahn . Think of it as a Queen, Monarch or such. In Blackthorne, Regents are very hands off rulers. If you see one treat them with respect, but they are not typically inclined to use their position for any purpose than to send a signal that they are working. Perhaps referring to Minh as Miss would be appropriate. If a regent asks you to do something, it is because there is a problem that needs to be fixed, or she needs a favor.


These are officers. Again, anyone wearing an Noble title, must be treated with respect, should be referred to as Miss or Mister. Anyone wearing this title is working and if they ask you to do something, please do so as its likely to facilitate smooth operations.


These are managers. They should be treated just as nobles, but answer to nobles in most matters. Anyone wearing this tag, is working, but unlike nobles, part of their job is interacting with our guests more.


Nymphs/Satyrs are the work horses of our staff. They are there to serve and are the sub of the staff class. Any Dominant Member may freely treat nymphs/satyrs as subs. Any dominant member may ask a nymph or satyr to serve them. Nymphs and satyrs are required to fulfill most non-sexual requests, beyond that, it is up to the nymph where to draw his or her limits. It is important to remember that they are working for you, and your tips, while not required, are greatly appreciated.



These are the highest rank of the members class. Gentry are land owners in the Blackthorne Community. As such they enjoy certain privileges, such as free membership to the group and discounts on any merchandise offered in the info center or at events. They should be treated as land owners in any feudal system. Gentry may choose any title they wish, but in doing so will be treated according to the title they wear. Baronesses and Barons are also to be given preferential treatment by our nymphs. As with any feudal system, land owner ship has its priveleges.


As we all know, Masters/Mistresses deserve respect. Anyone wearing this title should be treated as such. Subs should address them as Miss/Mistress/Sir/Master. Subs should be wary of standing in a position that denotes dominance to a dom(me). Although subs should be treated with respect, Masters and Mistresses should feel free to treat subs as sub. As they are paying members, Masters and Mistresses are also to be given preferential treatment by our staff.


This title should be worn by anyone wishing to be treated as a sub, but wants to demonstrate independence. They should refer to dom(mes) correctly and with deference. They should refer to all other subs as sister/brother. Please remember, many pets are already owned. Dominant classes should expect respectful treatment from pets, but should also respect the boundaries set by each pet or slave.


One notch down on the rung, this title should be worn by anyone who wishes to have very little personal freedom . Otherwise, they should behave as pets.


This is the lowest of the low. Property should be treated as furniture. Anyone wearing this title should probably even refer to a pet or slave as sir/ma’am. Additionally, anyone wearing this may be assumed to have no owner and be used as the property of Blackthorne Estates. As always, anyone may place limits, but this title should be used by those who wish to have few limits on how others may treat them.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Grand Opening Set for March 15th!

YAY! The club house is coming along nicely. See previous posts for pics, i'll add more soon. I have booked Kyle Beltran, an amazing jazz pianist and singer for 8-10 pm for our grand opening day, he was my first choice too! I am also hoping to get a talented sl artist to have an exhibition that day. I will work hard to plan a full day of events that day. I think we'll have a great opening.

Check out Kyle's web page if you want to read more about him. I've seen him a few times and really love his music.

Once the club is pretty much done, and it almost is, I'll move on to building some other things for our residents and guests to enjoy. If you know any SL artists, or have any ideas for opening day events I would love to hear from you!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The New Club House is Nearing Completion!!

I have spent most of last week building, building and building. A tiny bit of scripting and lots of time getting friendly with the GIMP. I am pleased to say that the "bones" of our community center are complete. Come visit it using the SURL below, or using the Land Mark that you should have gotten in the announcement if you are already a member of Blackthorne Estates.

The club house is designed with a rococo theme in mind, although as usual, I do not really hold to a specific RL architectural style. It features intricately carved buttresses, vaulted ceilings, a nice dance patio. I 'll be adding furniture, dances and more landscaping soon. I want to see how I am doing with prims first. A stage for live events, and other events requiring a stage will be added, and possibly another "island" in the water for some other content.

Tentatively and likely permanently, we'll call the club house "Stephanie's Secret Garden". We'll develop a fanciful but still BDSMy atmosphere to the place. Eventually this will be the public face of Blackthorne Estates. I'll close the open areas on the ground to all but land owners and paying club members. Everyone else will be free to enjoy club house. As always, this club house is intended primarily for our land owners to relax and socialize with their neighbors. We feel that this can only be enhanced by promoting the club enough to attract a good group of like minded people to join as and enjoy our company as well. This is not to be a high lag, high traffic club!

I'll be adding a new blog post soon about the more social aspects of the club. Feel free and visit any time now! Give me any suggestions you have, I'd love to hear them.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

So You Bought Some Land...Prologue

I always get lots of questions from new renters and buyers about their land. So I am going to start posting a series of articles to help you get the most out of your SL home.

First, why get your own place? Owning your own place (or renting) in second life is an amazing thing. No where else on the internet can you actually call a place your own! You may own your own house in RL, but can you build your own house on it? Can you change the house every week? Such freedom in SL Most residents of SL do not own their own land, but personally I can't imagine not having a place to call my own. I got my first place just two or three weeks after rezzing. I had been making clothes (my first project here was as a clothes designer) and I was making a prim skirt in some sand box. A bunch of boys started harassing me, and I just lost it. I spent the next few days looking for rentals, then stumbled on an 8192 sq meter lot that was nicely priced. I took only 1024 sq meter for myself and rented the rest. The rental business was successful and I made enough to pay for my own parcel. Any of you that know me, know that I have continued to expand this business and now am a sim owner.

I was young, and most of my friends were young, and my house quickly became a hang out, love nest, work shop and refuge. I've moved to some bigger places since, but I actually still live in that same place! After setting it up with some nice sounds, I would often even log in at work, park my avatar in my hot tub and relax....aaaah. Not many people can work form a hot tub on their own tropical beach!

Sounds nice huh? Well, then your first choice is to buy or rent. Renting has two main advantages, 1) you can walk away from the land easily 2) many land lords will provide houses and other amenities. In the long term however, buying is usually cheaper and you usually have much more freedom. I'll focus the rest of this post on buying as that is the most committing.

If you have decided to buy you have lots of decisions to make. Main land or estate land? Mainland or Linden Land is owned by Linden Laboratories and you pay Tier (monthly usage fees) to them. Estate Land is Islands owned by Second Life residents, many of whom go on to sell it to other SL residents like you. You pay Tier to them. Estate Land is usually cheaper to buy, but tier may be a bit more.

For residential living I will always choose estate land with a GOOD sim owner. Mainland (or Linden Land) has no covenant. You can do anything you want to do. Sounds great! STOP! So can your neighbor, and he has a porn addiction and demonstrates it with large posters everywhere. He is very fond of his 20 story purple penis. The woman to our left thinks she is a scripter and seems to script primarily for lag. There is no covenant! Nothing you can do. Better is to look for estate land, that is well managed.

If you have decided on estate land, you should do your homework. CAREFULLY read the covenant. There are three common things to check. Make sure you can resell the land. Many sim owners "sell" you the land, but really you just pay for the privilege to rent. The price may be less than actually buying the land, but there are plenty of great rental properties out there where you don't have to pay anything but rent. Next, make sure the purchase price on the land is what it says. Many sim owners sell land for 1L but this is just to "reserve" the land. You have to pay the full price later to actually buy the land. Finally, check to if you are allowed to subdivide or join parcels. Many sim owners do not allow you to sell land subdivided. I think this is a good thing. You don't want to buy a nice 4096 sq meter plot then have your neighbor sell off his land in 16 sq meter parcels to people who will live in card board boxes! There may be other rules too, the sim may have building restrictions, a theme and so on. This is all up to your taste.

You should also scan the about land info, make sure it is all as you expect. Make sure you get the normal number of prims for instance.

Phew! Big decision! Everything checks out. You've found the parcel of your dreams, the sim owner has a good reputation, the view is amazing, the neighbors are nice. If you are like me, you even IMed the sim owner just to see if she would respond. You showed the land to your friends, they all like it. Well now its ready for the easy part. Right click on the ground ( or click on the land info on the top of your viewer), and click "buy land" on the general tab. DOH! You forgot to buy lindens. Buy your lindens, on "buy land " again. Click the check boxes after reading what they are asking you...then hit OK. Suddenly, you are standing on your new home! But there is nothing there! The next few articles will discuss how to get the most of your new home.

So You Bought some Land...Part 1 (Deeding Your Land)

So you bought some land, from me or anyone else. You are ready to terraform like no one has seen before, put your dream house down and landscape a place so nice, traffic will instantly put you on the top 10 list! STOP!

Before you delve into all this you should do two things. First: create a land owners group, Second: deed your land to this group. This is absolutely mandatory people starting a rental business, but also almost necessary for anyone else. What does this do for you? For all land owners, this allows you to control access, object creation and entry. If you don't do this, griefers are sure to find your land eventually and cause all sorts of problems. For people running rental businesses, you must deed your land if you want your tenants to be able to run their own media on their rented parcels. So, how do you do all this? Lets start with deeding your land.

First, what kind of group should you create? If this land is your own personal land, you may already have a friends and family group. If not, make one! Set roles and abilities so that only people you trust can do bad things to your land but other friends can maybe rez objects for instance (setting up groups, group roles and group abilities deserves its own post, so I will just assume you know how to do this for now). For rental properties, a rental group makes sense. Again, you should set up your roles and abilities so no one can do you no harm, but your renters can do what they need (such as deed objects so they can deed their radios).

Now that you have your group, go to land info. You can access this either by right clicking on bare ground and choosing Land Info, or by clicking on the parcel name and info on the top of your viewer. Got to the general tab and click and click the Set button to the right of group (red highlight in pic). Then click the Deed button below that. Technically you do not own the land now, your group does. That is why you must be careful setting group roles and abilities!

accessNow that you have deeded your land lets control access. I personally don't do this on my own land, but many people do and it is not a bad idea at all. Got to the access tab and click the group box (highlighted green). That's it! Just remember, only people in your group will be able to visit your land now. So make sure and add people to your group, or turn public access back on before you TP people in. Nothing can ruin a promising romantic encounter like being denied access!
Now.. the next step you must always do. Got to Options tab and uncheck create objects and object entry for everyone. You should also turn off Edit Terrain at this time. Alternatively you could go to Objects tab and set the auto-return time to something other than zero. This will cause any objects not set to your group to be returned after a specified amount of time. The first methods will allow only group members to rez or drop objects on your land. The draw back is if there is someone who wants to just quickly make something, you'll need to add them to your group or change land options. The second method allows anyone to make or drop an object. If the don't pick it up, it will be returned to them after the time you specify. The drawback, for me anyway, is I constantly forget to change my active group on land I own, so I make something, then it gets returned to me a short time later. Usually when I've moved on to another project. For my personal land I prefer the first option. I prefer the second option for shops where customers might want to open boxes, but you don't want the boxes to linger.

So, those are the basics of deeding land and controlling access and object creation on your land. You must at least consider this before the griefers find your your land. I have found every time I forget to do this, I regret it!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Blackthorne Gardens Is Now Open!!

The first island in the Blackthorne Community is now open and the first residents have already moved in! The island is shaping up to be a gorgeous southern plains with a alpine meadow toward the north. A waterfall and community park are being landscaped as we speak!

A tier collection terminal will be temporarily located in the welcome center which where I will also add land sales information and other information for residents. Everyone should take a moment to meet Iosef and Elisa to see their house and Trinity's house is wonderful as well! Stephanie is busy building her dream house and Eva's adobe ranch comes with a canoe you can paddle around.

Immediate development plans include moving the welcome public access area into the sky, and including a public access club house. Additionally I will continue landscaping the public areas and add a members and residents only dungeon. I have some good ideas for the dungeon, but I think I will let you all see for yourselves when it is done! Also, once I have made enough sales I will be adding water sims with small private islands on each side of Blackthorne Gardens. Futures sims will all be added such that most every residant can sail or paddle to any other place in the community!

If you are interested in purchasing land in this new BDSM community please IM Minh Ahn or Stephanie Lindman. The Island is looking beautiful and I have completed the temporary welcome center. See the attached pics to see how its shaping up. I will be adding the club house and members only dungeon soon. Look for our grand opening event and regularly scheduled community events soon after.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Tell Me More You Say?

SURE! We are currently in the process of planning and developing what I believe to be a new concept in Second Life. We have all been to clubs and although many of them are wonderful and welcoming places, the successful ones often suffer from lag, large numbers of non-interactive people and they aren't really home. Do you own land? Well, you probably do not know your neighbors, and you probably only share a little in common.

Our first island in Blackthorne Estates, Blackthorne Gardens is designed to provide a place for you to live on land you own in a beautiful LOW LAG and PRIVATE setting. We are setting aside a large part of the island to maintain a modest clubhouse, and members-only land for residents and paying members to play in. In addition to the clubhouse, we will include other communal areas for people to meet, interact and hang out. Future expansion will include water sims with private islands and navigable water as well.

You say you don't want to live by a club?

This club house is there primarily as a focus for community and social activities for our residents. The business model does not rely on traffic, and only partially on having paying non-resident members. However, we will try to make it a place where you can meet new people and get together with your friends. It is not a strip club. Our staff will be hand selected to be friendly and helpful and make your time in the club house and members-only areas fun and enjoyable. They will not be put on a stage but rather on the floor to interact with our guests. Additionally, we will facilitate BDSM role play by "encouraging" members to display their Dominant/Sub status and behave accordingly (switching is allowed of course).

We also plan to host community building activities such as live music, BDSM classes, discussion groups and workshops, D/s speed dating and other activities (these are some ideas we are working on, please don't hold us to specifics at this point!).
Some functions will be open to members only, some will be open to the general SL public. We also hope that members and residents will host some of their own events. I will be living there too, so I want to have fun!

Who are you and what makes you think you can do this you say?

Well...I have managed and owned rental property and land sales for more than a year now. I also manage a BDSM sim (Domina Island) with a successful BDSM club on it. I have come to believe that the Second Life BDSM community truly values quality and lush surroundings and truly intimate and honest personal interaction. It is our plan to bring this to you.

I will post developments soon...look for land sales to start in a week or two, depending on cooperation from the Lindens. If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to talk about pre-sales (10% discount on price) IM me in world.