Sassenach Inspiration and a bit of Role Play Talk

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You know, I really should actually write now and then on my blog – maybe actually review something perhaps?  I used to write quite a bit on my blog in the past:  musings about my Second Life, Role Play stories etc and so on. Lately though I am drawing a complete blank as to what to write about exactly.  It’s funny how in the past six years or so of blogging, I have gone from being a ranting fool to practically a mute!  I used to have the attitude that blogging should be more than just posting pictures and giving credits – it was about reviews, thoughts or emotions.  I think my lack of words has a lot to do with that fact that these days I do primarily just log in, take pictures, then log out and go do something else. Not a lot to talk about when you are relative hermit!  Perhaps I should start some plurk drama or something.

Even in the realm of role play I feeling sadly uninspired.  I finally took the plunge and created what I think is a great free woman character:  She is in a loveless companionship (they even live in separate houses), her days are filled with political plotting and scheming, having dramatic blow ups with her family etc and so on. You know, EPIC ROLEPLAY!  But sadly, I am getting bored, bored, bored. It is definitely not my fellow players, they are fabulous writers in fact but something about the “danger factor” is missing in my role play.  Combine this was my realization that Gorean role play may be unconsciously promoting all the things in life I find despicable (slavery, gender oppression, etc), I may have just simply grown out of Gor.  Who knows though, in a week I might feel completely different, LOL.

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Anyway back to fashion blogging, today’s look was inspired by the female lead in the new Outlander series on STARZ.  Based on the book series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, the show focuses on Claire Beauchamp Randall, a English nurse living in Post WWII UK who travels to Scotland for her belated honeymoon. Eventually though, her life is turned upside when she transported to 1743 Scotland after exploring a set of Rune Stones outside Inverness.  “Sassenach” is what the highlanders call her while she struggles to make sense of what has happened and how she might return to her time, her husband and the life she lost.

Featured in these photos are several new releases that scream “Sassenach” to me, including the sublime new Cinnia skin from DeeTalez, the Noodles locket for The Secret Affair, Valentina E’s latest released for Fameshed and Alexand from Lelutka. Speaking of Deetalez, I was resistant at first to buy from this store, largely due to a significant difference in darkness between the Nordic Tone and the Mixed Type tone; but the faces of her skins were just too beautiful to resist!  I am still crossing my fingers though that she comes out with a bit more rosier pale tone that I prefer on my “white girl” avatar.

Welp, that’s all I got for now.  So until next time, take care my friends and have a great Second Life
Body
Hair: [LeLutka]-ALEXAND hair/Dark Brunette
Skin: DeeTaleZ Skin A.T.W. Cinnia [Brows 2] Nordic *NEW*
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Denim
Slink Feet and Hands

Outfit
:V.e. Valentina E Gillian Dress Lilac for *Fameshed*
Noodles – Memoir Locket Bronze for *The Secret Affair*
(Yummy) Heart Locket Bracelet – Gold Filigree
*BOOM* Venture Flats (sugar)

Poses
don’t freak out

Location
The Colder Water

2 thoughts on “Sassenach Inspiration and a bit of Role Play Talk

  1. Josephine

    I hit this same wall with my RP as well. There are talented and fascinating people in Gorean sims, but I got to a point that I couldn’t support the underlying principles of that world. I totally get that IC doesn’t equal OOC, that it’s totally fictional, and can be fun and challenging in its own way, but the basic foundation of inequality just absolutely ate away at me. I also found myself to be … pretty bored.

    Hoping to find something new and fresh, and I hope you find something that excites you again too!

    Still enjoying your beautiful pictures, lady; your blog is quite a gem. 🙂

    1. Elle Couerblanc Post author

      Thank you Josephine and I totally agree with what you are saying. Plus if we stick to the premise of the genre in all it’s aspects – equality/freedom from slavery would never be achieved.