The Velvet Thorn Femdom Community and Fetish Mall

We are a lighthearted femdom community where we just don't take ourselves too seriously. It's a safe place to explore virtual sexuality, BDSM, femdom / female dominance and male submission. Be sure to read the rules and then come visit us in world!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The New Theater is OPEN For Business!

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The New Theater is Open for Business!Since I moved the dice games into the new Clubhouse extension I have repurposed the old game pavilion as our NEW THEATER!!!

I have purchased a streaming Quicktime feed, so expect some movies (LOL as soon as i get it figured out :-)



Friday, September 4, 2009

New Velvet Thorn Cuffs, AO and Capture Game on its way!

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These cuffs are different from other cuffs you have used.  Please read this document carefully to understand why and how best to use them.  This project began with StarSong Bright (me, the writer of this document and owner of the Velvet Thorn).  I have found that it is very confusing for Dommes to know who is free to play and who is owned, since unowned submissives commonly wear collars.  In RL DS a collar is like a kinky wedding ring in that it is a sign of trust and commitment.  And in SL, as in RL with wedding rings, women may not give a boy in a collar a second look - assuming he is taken.  But in SL the collar serves some practical functions, kneeling easily being the biggest example and this is a big part of why subs wear them, even when unowned.


Another real problem I see, particularly for newer Dommes, is the issue of “ownership” that comes with a collar.  It is weird to have to “own” somebody to leash him and drag him around the sim and this discourages many who might otherwise be game for playing a bit. But because of how collars work, Dommes end up pushed into an ownership relationship with the sub before they get to know each other well.  These last only a short time and then you have a Velcro collaring (that like Velcro is quickly undone) that doesn’t last because one or both parties was not prepared for ownership. This dilutes the value of a collar in my opinion and I find that sad.

Demo 03 of the new Cuffs AO and Capture systemSo I thought long and hard about these problems and a solution occurred to me, take the collar functionality *out* of the collar. It occurred to me that putting the needed functionality in one of the wrist cuffs would solve the problem nicely.  This is how the Velvet Thorn Cuffs idea came into being.  With the help of a couple very skilled scripters they are perfected for your use.  These cuffs are intended to get unowned subs out of collars and also to give the opportunity for play without all the “ownership crap” weighing everyone down and causing unnecessary drama and confusion.


THE VELVET THORN CUFFS
There is no “ownership” for these cuffs.  The wearer controls them completely and can add a “Trusted” person to be able to control their cuffs for play – leashing, posing, etc. The controls are carefully named and all on the same channel so that you can avoid any conflicts with other items you may be wearing.  All commands are on channel nine “/9 command” so for Jon Doe (prefix being first initials jd)  “/9 jdnadu” to kneel. To add a play partner to the cuffs would be “/9 jdtrust StarSong Bright” for example.  The wearer can remove a trusted user at any time.

There is NO RLV in these cuffs.  I am *strongly* opinionated about this.  I simply don’t think unowned subs should be playing that hard with people they don’t know well.  I have heard too many stories of guys getting locked into a collar by some fly by night domme and then not being able to use RLV on that account again.  These cuffs are intended for lighthearted play and RLV is something that people need to know what they are getting into and with whom.



THE ANIMATION OVERRIDER
Many submissives have troubles with their animation overrider and posing from their collars.  These cuffs come with a simple ZHAO AO HUD that works in tandem with the cuffs, so that the AO and the poses don’t fight for priority (no more standing up when you should be kneeling because your stand changed).  This is all modifiable so if the wearer can add stands or even full AO sets (such as from Vista Animations) into it.


THE CAPTURE GAME
There is a third part to this set to encourage play the Velvet Thorn Capture Game.  The game consists of a two types of HUD – one for the Hunter and one for the Hunted as well as an Status Attachment that attaches to one of your eyes by default to display your game hovertext.  The game is very simple and is linked to the VT Cuffs.  When Hunter and Hunted are both wearing the Hud and Status Attachment they can click the HUD to activate the game.  Then the hunt begins.  The Hunted is captured when they come into body contact with someone who is an active Hunter.

Once captured the Hunted is hogtied on the ground and the capturing Hunter is added as a trusted user for a set amount of time (10 minutes by default).  This allows her to leash him, pose him, and whatnot.  At the end of the capture time her trusted status is removed and the Hunted is let loose to be captured again.

There is a blacklist on the cuffs that the wearer can add anyone to that they do not wish to ever control their cuffs, to prevent problems.  The Hunted will be out of commission for a minute but the undesired dominant is not able to control the cuffs.

It *is* possible to wear these cuffs with an existing collar to play the game (do not have other items set on channel 9 there should be no conflicts). PLEASE HAVE THE FULL PERMISSION OF YOUR DOMINANT before entering into the games or playing with other Dominants.


FINAL NOTES
The Velvet Thorn Cuffs, AO and Capture Game are provided free to the community.  If you find them handy and give you enjoyment, please do donate to the Velvet Thorn donation thermometers in common areas and help me to continue to find new and interesting ways to make kinky fun for us all.  :-)

The cuffs and game pieces will be available directly from StarSong Bright and will be given out at small orientation meetings which she will be announcing in the group.  Please watch for the notices for your opportunity to get a pair for yourself!




Back to School Month

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Dates: September 8 through 27
Location: Femdom University - Velvet Thorn Femdom

September is BACK TO SCHOOL month for most folks. In the spirit of everyone returning from their summer holidays and life returning to the autumn grind we are planning a month of festivities to get everybody in the mood. The theme of the month will be a flavor of North American Sorority/Fraternity Rush. Rush Weeks are the initiation process for new members to a Greek letter organization / House. Of course, our activities will not be anything one finds in the real world of frats and sororities, this will be a Rush like no other - Animal House meets Femdom!

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a Greek House you can read more HERE.

Expect lots of fun events sim-wide:
  • classes in a variety of areas of Femdom and creating your world in SL
  • scavenger hunts
  • panty raids and random fun
  • sports tournaments
  • hunt and capture games
  • games of chance and skill
  • themed parties on Saturdays at NOON SLT
  • and of course some good natured hazing of the "little brother" pledges (submissives).
Dommes can team up and learn from each other and will have the opportunity to meet submissives. There will be lots of chances to play with...oops, *haze* new subs.

Subs, it is a golden opportunity to meet and serve different Dommes as well as learn more about yourself. Who knows, even perhaps find a home or maybe a good starting point for a future relationship.
 
Please tour the four houses named in honor of four Greek goddesses: Aphrodite, Athena, Demeter, and Hera. Each house will have varied activities based on the various House Goddesses' and Mistresses areas of expertise. Get to know the House Goddesses and join to a house for the fun!

Our Greek Houses & Their House Goddess


(click the house name to TP there now for a look around!)
• Aphrodite - Infiniti Mirihi
• Athena - Portia Porterfield
• Demeter - Pansy Peccable
• Hera - Maggie Goldshark

House Structures
  • House Goddess - ruler of her house
  • Ombudsman - orients new members and acts as mentor and guide
  • Warden - the house enforcer and
  • Secretary - organizer and coordinator for her house
  • Sisters - Mistresses of the House
  • Pledges - "Little Brothers & Sisters" (submissives) who are trying to rush the house and join.  Expect hazing!
  • Any other "roles" in the house will be decided indpendently by the house goddess .

NEW FEMDOM UNIVERSITY BUILDING @ The Velvet Thorn
• Head Mistress - Vixanne Dreamscape
• [applications for other staff positions in the university are open, contact StarSong Bright for details]

The hazing and events will have guidelines - please read them (notecard giver is in the VT Chat area) to avoid incidents, thanks.

JOIN US AND ENJOY THE FUN!!!!

Blue Mars Vs. Second Life - No competition yet!

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This is Your SL StarSong on Blue Mars, Any Questions?Hi All,  I got to do some beta testing over in Blue Mars, which in case you are not aware is an up and coming competitor to Second Life.  I don't think we need to worry about them surpassing SL anytime soon.  Click the picture to see my comments on what I found there, if you are curious about the strange new world.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

They Came Bearing Barrels

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They Came in Barrels! OneThe Mistresses, aided and abetted by Duchess Infiniti and our own Pervy Professor JeZe are getting into the Greek Rush spirit early and rushed the chat area wearing barrels and papersacks and nothing else.  


Dancing and mayhem ensued. StarSong didn't get to see any of it, LOL, "I have to sleep sometime". But the ladies took pictures and here they are. :-)



They Came in Barrels! TwoThey Came in Barrels! Four


StarSong's Birthday Bash - Panty Raid!!!

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Birthday Girl!To celebrate StarSong's RL birthday at the end of the month we snuck it in to the regular Saturday themed party and turned that into an UNDERWEAR DRESS CODED PARTY. *g*

We were all stripped down to our lagless best and had a great time dancing the afternoon away!

SL gave us troubles but we had a great time despite their crazy weekend shenanigans!

DjGizmo Unplugged played us some some awesome dance tunes and kept everybody dancing in both worlds.

A special thanks to Pansy who arranged this weeks decorations and everything and to all who sent me birthday wishes and gifts and joined me for this awesome party.


Everybody Getting Down With Their Bad Selves  :-)Everybody Getting Down With Their Bad Selves  :-)