Its Friday and every Friday I make a conscious decision on whether or not to drink and raise a little hell in Second Life. A lot of this depends on my closest friends. Let’s face it, getting drunk alone in front of a computer screen…just sad, but do that shit with some of your best friends on skype and the next thing you know you’re flashing your pretty black bra just as your best friend’s husband walks past her screen to catch this live video performance.
Either way it goes, I think tonight I’m going to kick up my heels and raise a little hell…so if you see me out and about on the grid tonight, play nice…cuz depending on my poison…well…my name is Sadystika for a reason. *winks*
I raise my glass to all of you and hope that you have a great weekend, whether you choose to be naughty, nice, or a little of both. Please drink responsibly (gigglesnorts)….okay, just don’t drink and drive, k? Stay your ass at home…hell, IM me inworld if need be, but lose those keys! ❤
upper arms: [LNS DESIGNS ]CIRCE ARM TORQ (black)
goggles: K_gs Patrick
face piercings: :HV: The Minimalist [Ink]
belly piercing: ~Misha Jesuil~ Belly Ring Heart for Maitreya Lara
blunt: *The Collective* Rolled Joint (100% Mesh) v3
Background: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Modern Garage
Willow Home – Vintage Pipe Light – Copper
[ zerkalo ] Wheels (deco)
Cans: [Commoner] Binge Watcher’s Survival Kit / Energy Drinks & .Reckless. Craft Beer
moonshine jar (inworld freebie, hit me up for a free copy)
“Music is what feelings sound like out loud. I sing songs that speak from my heart. They tell my story, how I feel.” ― Georgia Cates
This has long been one of my favorite quotes. I remember years ago I learned a little lesson about controlling my feelings. The first lesson I learned was that I could sometimes manipulate my moods with music, not always, but sometimes. Then it became a thing for me…if I didn’t like how I was feeling, I would try to change the station in my head and more often than not, the only way for me to do to that was with music.
I love music. I don’t know a lot about it, I just know what I like and its effects on me. Just today driving home from the store, I heard a song that’s several years old but really applies to some recent events in my life and I was crying within minutes. Two songs later, I was feeling a bit better as I pulled into my parking spot at home. Music and feelings truly do go hand in hand…so the next time you’re feeling down, I encourage you to find some music that makes you feel alive and happy. For me, I can usually count on some of my favorite hits from the 80s. I hope you can all find yours and be happy as often as possible. ❤
Maitreya Lara body with Skinnery (honey) applier
Catwa Head Sarah with Skinnery Grace (honey) applier
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
MINA hair– Lieke
[ kunst ] – Spike Labret
[Cynful] Hottie Halter
Kibitz – Misti rings onyx
_CandyDoll_Kara Leather Pants
~Misha Jesuil~ Belly Ring Heart for Maitreya Lara
#EMPIRE – Sage
Kalopsia – Neon – Feelings
“Imagination is the true magic carpet.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
Isn’t that true? Especially in a virtual world like Second Life where we’re not only allowed but encouraged to push beyond the boundaries of our own imaginations. I’m continuously amazed by all the beauty I encounter in this virtual world. From beautiful clothing, to furnishings and decor…and best of all, the places people build to share with the rest of us. Whether is an RP sim, a game experience like the ones from MadPea, clubs, homes, or places designed specifically for exploring.
Lately, I’ve taken that same awe in wonder that I find myself with in a virtual world and looking at the real world in similar ways. It really is an incredible world we live in, whether looking at nature, man-made structures, or even destruction…there is beauty and awe to be found at every turn if we simply open our minds and take a good look.
While that really has very little, okay, nothing to do with my look here…I will say that I took these pictures on the stage area of a new club called Dante’s Inferno. I love this little place. Its beautifully decorated and the owners have been genuinely welcoming…that’s been my experience anyway. I encourage you all to open your eyes in both worlds and look with your heart at all the wonders surrounding us. ❤
As seen above:
hair: Magika – Honey Whiskey
head: CATWA HEAD Gwen with Atelier Pepe -Ashley applier
eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Ice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara with Atelier Pepe-Ashley applier
necklace: .ET. L’odeur du cuir Necklace White
jacket: Mimikri – Alba Fur Jacket bone
claws: Meva Claws Silver
shoes: #EMPIRE – Columbine
“Don’t listen to what anybody says except the people who encourage you. If it’s what you want to do and it’s within yourself, then keep going and try to do it for the rest of your life.” ~ Jake Gyllenhaal
I love this quote because I’m not a very good listener when it comes to advice on matters of the heart. I like to learn the hard way. I guess in some ways I’m more masochistic than sadistic, but since I love torturing myself better than anyone else, with the exception of my best friends. God bless ‘em. I love the adventure, the roller coaster, the surprise endings, and sometimes even the heartache can be cathartic. Most of all, I love life and I love living it to the fullest and when I don’t?
Well, what do you think happens when you stop living? I, for one, am not ready to die. So, today? I will NOT listen to the haters and the naysayers…Today? I’m raising a glass to the same amazing friends that not only put up with my insanity, but encourage me every step of the way.
dress: Blueberry – Nova – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink – Black
hair: little bones. Vanilla – The Dark
gloves: **RE** Raven Leather Gloves Maitreya
tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris
location: The Bizarre House
She growls at her phone, tempted to throw the sadistic invention smashing into a wall as she fails to complete that insidious level that she’s been stuck on for weeks. Oh sure, make it easy at first. Make it alluring with their delicious candy crushing abilities. Then begins the journey into the dark forest of the never ending levels. Is there indeed an endgame? Has there been a person on record for beating such a game? And the most terrifying thought of all….How many of us have spent far too long on the toilet playing such a game? Oh, c’mon, I can’t be the only person playing these silly phone games until my limbs go numb, clearly a signal that it’s time to get my arse off the toilet and on with my day.
What happened to the days of magazines and questionably dirty, crusty socks on bathroom floors, and should we now provide antiseptic wipes for our phones along with hand soap????
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Poppy V2 Mesh Hair
earrings: EarthStones Triple Tear Earrings Turquoise
necklaces: (Yummy) Shining Crystal Necklace
(Yummy) Small Crystal Choker Necklace
(Yummy) Strange and Unusual Necklace –
dress: *Just BECAUSE* Carrie Dress – Arctic
phone: :: No Cabide :: Mesh Mobile Phone
panties: [uw] Black G-string
tattoo: [White~Widow] Midnight in Paris
toilet & shelf: (part of the) ~BAZAR~ Toronto Bathroom set
toilet paper holder: *Lok’s* Toilet Paper Roll (Color Change)
Rose Decor: 11 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Sifter with Roses
11 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Bucket of Roses
There are plenty of controversial theories about the origins of Easter and I will not even begin to dig into that topic, particularly in a Second Life blog. Those that know me well, pretty much know where I stand on religion as a whole and that’s good enough for me. Once upon a time, Easter meant bunnies and candy for me…now, its symbolic of so much more. It represents personal pain, change, and this year, I’ve decided it’s going to represent rebirth…MY rebirth.
With that said…Let’s focus on the fun side. Since bunnies are so freaking adorable and I had so much fun putting together a bunny with attitude look, I thought why not share my nonchalant attitude towards the holiday in a picture. Also, one of my favorite memories about Easter as a child was coloring eggs…and EVERYTHING I’m wearing came with a color change HUD (even the chair, table & picture frame have texture options), so there are lots of variations one could make simply by wearing the same items I’m wearing. So, go out there and find your Easter look and above all else…have fun with it! ❤
hair: little bones. Tara
mask: L’Emporio ::*Steampunk Bunny*::-03-Mask
choke & arm straps: *MUKA* Alia Set
bracelets: *MUKA* Cuff Love
outfit: .ET. Vintage Romance Outfit RARE
boots: .ET. Vintage Romance Boots Ivory
Chair, table, roses, wine: all part of the ~BAZAR~Paris-Full set
picture frame (barely visible): Apt B // Barb Wire Picture Frame
candle tray (barely visible): GOOSE – Love is a candle light
“Live or die,” she says as she dropped the transplanted hosta into its new home in her garden. The she carefully placed some cool from the shade rocks at its base and smiled, “I hope you like your new home.”
Taken out of context, I think my friend might come out sounding a bit careless. However, she actually loves plants and has this amazing green thumb. We had wine while sitting in her garden this afternoon and she made me realize that sometimes life is just that cut and dry. Live or die. It’s a choice we have to make. As I figure out how to live a new life, so shall that plant. Let’s hope that like me, it chooses to live.
*giggles* One really hosta make a choice eventually, don’t they? And I choose to live…in both lives. And in Second Life, I don’t need a green thumb to surround myself with beautiful hostas, because Artisan Fantasy has made the ones pictured below and they are gorgeous!
[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A
[ keke ] refurbished sofa – wood
=EliBaily= Ivy (1li each on the ground)
*AF* Hosta Mound Green w White Flowers (5li each)
hair: [elikatira] Olivia
dress: .Enfant Terrible. Flora Dress Maitreya Violet
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ophrys
necklace: :BAMSE: Button Necklace – Love
bracelets: NOMAD // Dreamer Bracelet (right arm)
NOMAD // Brass Gamer Bracelet // RARE (left arm)