The reason: the people who create sims
in Second Life Gor CARE about the way their sims look. They are not
just backdrops for sexual fantasies. Sure, most sims are going to have
dungeons, paga taverns with alcoves, slave kennels, and public
punishment areas, but those are just a tiny portion of most sims. For
the most part, you'll find living areas, public areas, places where
players interact without necessarily engaging in sexy and/or kinky fun.
That's because the people who have created Second Life Gor enjoy all
aspects of the world, not JUST the slavegirl kinky fuckery, though of
course, they DO enjoy that as well.
Second Life Gorean kinky fuckery. It happens!
But the majority of time in Second Life Gor, people are doing other things. In other places. Like this:
Tyr's Fist Stronghold, a Torvie land in Second Life Gor. (Torvies are the Gorean equivalent of Vikings).
Here's Callera, a typical Vosk Delta
city, with the cylindrical towers topped by tarncots (perches for
tarns, the giant birds that inhabit Gor).
The floating red rings with numbers
in them are part of a tarn racing course -- participants have to fly
their tarn through all the circles in the course.
This article began with a post on the Bondage Blog
about the way the folks at Kink.com have finally created visuals that
reflect the way the Bondage Blogger imagined the sexy slavegirl scenes
from John Norman's Gor novels.
A tropical Gorean sim, I think it's
Lake Ushindi. The Second Life Gorean players are in fact working on
creating a virtual world.
I responded with a post
saying that while Kink.com had done a great job of creating imagery
that had a definite slavegirl training vibe (the trainers dress in
modern Earth clothing, but the slavegirls do tend to be naked) and the
training gets kinda Gorean looking at times.
Ok, this DOES look like it came straight out of a Gorean kennel.
Image source: Sex and Submission.com
But as I noted in my post, adult bondage
porn sites typically don't have the resources or the interest to
recreate the world of Gor in its entirety. Just the kennels. And that's
not all there were to the novels. There was the fighting, and the
drinking of paga, and the telling of tremendous lies about one's
prowess in battle, and the intrigues and general carrying-on. In short,
behaving as a character living in a Gor novel might, not just furring
(Gorean for "fucking") endlessly.
The buildings seen in these sims have interiors, and the attention to detail extends to the interiors as well.
Even GE (Gor Evolved) sims which are
built primarily with defense in mind, can be strikingly beautiful. This
is Hokeo, home of the Legendary Mercs. Note the way most of the land is
a series of hills that must be climbed, with the residents able to
shoot down on the attackers from the hills in the background.The The
final hill is ringed with spikes, with just one narrow access point
giving access to the camp. Most of the sim is devoted to defensive
issues, plus the land in the background is honeycombed with tunnels, a
common feature of GE sims. Still, it has a stark beauty in the right
And beauty is not the only standard which builders use to create their sims. For example, there's this sim:
This is a wagon people sim in Second Life. The only way to get into the
fort is to go through the Tunnel of Love. So there's humor, too. And
yes, this is ... the end.
There has been little or no Photoshopping of these images. They are
mostly just the photos I took in Second Life, sized to fit this layout,
and in a couple of cases of cropped. While in Second Life I used the
Firestorm viewer's Quick Preferences menu to change the Windlight Sky
settings that would work best for each image in some cases, but that's
not a complex matter, just two clicks: one to bring the menu up, one to
select the settings. Highly recommended for photography in Second Life
What you see here is what you will get in Second Life.