The Punishment Picker

Miss Vila, Antony's Mistress, has complained on and off how tiresome it can sometimes be, thinking up tasks or punishments for her boy. It's not that she doesn't enjoy making life hard for him, it's just that it seems unfair that she has to do all the work. Why have a boy in your service and then do all the work yourself?

Antony, being the good subbie that he is (can you tell this is Antony writing this?), decided to sit down and make something to make Miss Vila's life a little easier. After a little thought the concept of the punishment picker was born. After a bit of furious scripting Antony finally had something that works and, after a little bit of building, the first two products based on it are now available.

First off there is the Punishment Picker book:

An item that sits rather nicely on Miss Vila's desk:

After seeing the book Miss Vila suggested (as only a domme would suggest) to her boy that he should think about some other objects that will serve the same purpose. Her first suggestion was an hourglass. No sooner had she "suggested" it than Antony (again, being the very good subbie that he is) made one:

This too, of course, looks rather nice on Miss Vila's desk:

Both products (and the ones to follow, there's likely to be a few more) work in a very simple way. When a sub touches the object a random punishment is selected for them. Those punishments come from a notecard that contains a list of punishments. The punishment list is fully editable so you can create a list that perfectly suits your own needs. To make things even more interesting for the sub each punishment can contain multiple random values. So, not only can you have a punishment that is "Wear a gag", you can have a punishment that is "Wear a gag for N hours." where N will come out as a random number, the bounds of which you define. An example of such a rule:

Wear a gag for ${1,6,hour,hours}.

Punishments can also have multiple random values. For example:

Wear a gag for ${1,6,hour,hours} and a blindfold for ${1,3,hour,hours}.

Given a good number of punishments in a card, and given the random value facility shown above, the sub/slave/victim should be kept busy and guessing for quite some time.

Antony's sort of regretting coming up with the idea now.

If this sounds like something you'd like a copy of then you can buy them from the SL Marketplace, here:
Note that, for now, that's the only way you can get them. They're currently not available from any in-world Z&A shop (this might change in the future, we'll announce it here if it does). Also, keep this in mind: Miss Vila is nagging Antony about the price. She thinks it's too low. Both products are, at the time of writing, selling for L$50 each. If you like the sound of them we'd suggest grabbing them before Antony finally does as he's told and sets the real/final price.

Spread the word before Miss Vila gets her own way. She always does.

PS: If you'd like to try a Punishment Picker out before you buy, Antony has placed one in The Cafe at Shackles Femdom.

The one in The Cafe contains a punishment list that is specific to Shackles so, while you're there, do feel free to have your sub follow the punishments -- you're more than welcome to stay and play.


Velvet Thorn Gifts and a Free RLV Snowman

Winter, for those in northern latitudes anyway, is here. And, as often happens in Second Life, some sims freeze over. It seems this has happened to The Velvet Thorn.

Coinciding with this, Z&A Productions have opened a store in the VT mall via which we're offering Christmas gifts to all members of The Velvet Thorn.

At the entrace to the doorway you'll find the Z&A Productions RLV-enabled snowman:

If you find that he's talking to you, you might want to make sure he's okay (hint: it's not him talking, it's some poor soul locked inside). The snowman is a free gift from Z&A Productions and is being given to anyone and everyone who wants one. You'll also find that he's available from our main store:

and also our small shop at Shackles. At all three locations, just look for this vendor board and touch it:

Inside the VT shop, towards the back, you'll find Z&A Productions' gift to all VT members:

To get the gift you need to be in the VT group and you need it to be your active group. All you need to do then is touch this vendor board:

Inside you'll find a collection of RLV-enabled goodies that have a Christmas theme.

In case you're wondering what that is at the top of the tree, in the shop, that's the Z&A chat bot -- Zanda Slacker. We've briefly moved him from our main store to the VT store so he can top off the Christmas tree. Given how he often talks about how he likes his dress (no kidding, he does, which is odd because he didn't own one) we decided he needed a dress that fit the season:

He seems to like it too:

[04:59] Antony Fairport: Do you like your new dress?
[04:59] Zanda Slacker: Yes I am proud of my new dress.
[04:59] Antony Fairport: Are you some kind of sissy?
[04:59] Zanda Slacker: No, I am certainly not and never have been a sissy.

We think he's in denial about being a sissy. Time will tell.


The box in the garden is now for sale

A couple of weeks back we told you about a fun little box we'd put in the garden. We're now happy to announce that it is available for sale. This is a joint development between Z&A Productions and BentTek and it's a greeter, visitor list builder and AI chatbot.

At first glance it looks just like any old one-prim box. However, inside is an AI (that uses Pandorabots) that will have a good old natter with you.

As well as a few other fun little features (for example, a knocking sound effect and some random(ish) bratting), the box is also a simple seat:

This way you've got somewhere to sit when you taunt your boxed slave. :-)

It's designed as a bit of fun, as a bit of a prank (Antony's already had one person IM him to say they really thought it was him stuck in the box) and also as a neat prop for roleplay sims (probably a good fit for those based on a pirate, Gorean or BDSM theme).

The product retails at L$300 a copy and it can be found on the Marketplace and also in the garden of the main store.

PS: As well as the one you'll find in our garden, you'll find a copy out and about to play with over at Shackles Femdom. Head for Zardia's place (she lives in the lighthouse -- just don't go inside, she gets cranky when people go inside her house and you really don't want to make a Drowess cranky).


New store at Shackles Femdom

Z&A Productions are very proud to announce that we've just opened another mall location at Second Life's newest femdom-friendly sim: Shackles.

The sim itself is in the final stages of being built (still some areas to polish off, and in the process of renaming the sim itself), and Z&A have been part of it. This is the same sim where Antony and his Mistress live, where Zardia lives, and where the Z&A Productions workshop has always lived. Many Z&A products can be found in, and used in, the residential gardens (especailly in the gardens of Antony's home -- do feel free to come and explore and play on what you find there) and the public areas. Also, in some parts of the sim, you'll find some custom builds. For example, Shackles' meeting area is The Cafe:

Not only does it contain some custom-textured umbrella tables, it also contains custom-built wingback chairs for the dommes, with linked mats for the subs to kneel on (the poses of the subs being under the control of the dommes, of course).

Up the hill from the cafe you'll find the castle:

This too contains some Z&A equipment. Miss Vila and Antony built a "grunge room" in there using items from the Z&A rusty range and, of course, a Sweet Torments cell.

Other rooms are being made in the castle right now and, all being well, it'll be well stocked in the next week.


Fifth Z&A Productions Group Gift

The fifth Z&A Productions group gift is now avilable in the main store. Just pop down, wear your "Friends of Z&A" group tag, and click on the vendor board. It looks like this:


The box in the garden

There's a box in the garden at the main store. It's a new box. We think it's a fun box:

You might want to pop along and say hello to the box. Knock it. Perhaps sit on it. :-)