Posted in breathe, DOUX, Events, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Appreciation or Appropriation?

So, this might be a sensitive subject and I genuinely come to the table from a place of complete love. I’m also rather ignorant about the subject and I guess one could blame that on white privilege. However, in no way, shape, or form is this meant to insult ANYONE. And because I don’t like to offend people like that, I tend avoid certain things. However, I’ve noticed that Asian culture seems to be fair game. Oddly enough, its not one that I’ve been especially drawn to…except for the food. Cuz, let’s be fair, most Asian cuisine is pretty damn delicious and yes, I would honestly try some of the “weird” stuff they serve in the street food vendors I’ve seen on TV.
I guess my question is…when does it go from appreciation to appropriation? And when did this become a thing? For instance, growing up I always wondered how sports teams got away with using some of the names they used, because even as a child, I felt it was rather racist. My parents had no good answer about that teams and always said that one day they would change. They were right and as far as I know, most of them have changed. (I don’t follow sports, so some may not have changed yet.) Also, as a child, my favorite costume for Halloween was being a “gypsy,” but recently I discovered that even that term is considered racist now. I had no idea. I just loved all the jewelry and the flowing skirts. I liked it a whole lot more than being a princess! Also, as a kid…cowboys and Indians was a normal thing to play as a kid. We didn’t see them as good guys and bad guys, we just saw cowboy hats & guns or feathers & arrows. I always wanted to an Indian, because I thought they were cooler. I never could get into Westerns or cowboys.
So, if we look back on my childhood, without knowing my heart and reasons….was I racist? Was I appropriating someone’s culture? Well, I know my heart has never been racist. I know my parents weren’t racist. My family actually did have friends of other races and yes, they did come to our house (before you ask). With that said, my father was in the U.S. Army, so I was exposed to different races and cultures from a very early age.
To me, skin color is the same as hair color…the darker your natural pigment, the harder it is to change it.
Feel free to comment anyway you like, but know this…ANY clear-cut racist or hateful remarks will be deleted. This is not about hate or racism, this is about me trying to better understand the world I live in.

breathe

hair:  DOUX – Jane Hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

.TeaBunny. + [CX] Shamisen Hairpins
*:..Silvery K..:*Japanese pipe(Lotus Silver)T
toksik – Propitious Qipao Dress
[BREATHE]-Toyumi Heels @ Epiphany (close Aug 12)

pose: Bauhaus Movement – Let The Beat Drop 26

Red Core – Asian Walls – The Bearded Guy

 

Posted in Blueberry, DOUX, Fashion, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

The Organic Post

There’s actually a story behind this scene. LOL. So, Damien, Precious and I went to the huge Nutmeg/RKKN sale this weekend. Afterwards, we went back to my platform to open packages, then I went afk. I used a ground sit in my AO, cuz I know these fuckers would shove me off if I didn’t. *grins* When I came back, Damien had started building a scene around me. I asked what he was doing and he said he was building me a scene! I quickly changed clothes to match the beautiful lemons and here I am telling you how this picture happened organically. Thus the organic post was born! Thanks, DamiWami! LOL…ok, its late, I’ve been sick, and I’m a little loopy, ok? Just pretend to be amused!

bb nutmeg

hair: TRUTH  Solstice
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

.::Supernatural::. Dune Necklace
Kibitz – Tricia’s bracelet @ Kustom9
Blueberry – Solstice – Lace Set

pose is a ground sit in BodyLanguage SLC BENTO AO Flicker

all the decor is from Nutmeg

Posted in Blueberry, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Jian, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Before Love Came to Kill Us

I know nobody gets outta love alive
We either break up when we’re young
Or we say goodbye when we die
For a moment at least I know
You were mine and it was beautiful
But winter comes and roses don’t survive
It’s gettin’ late
And I should go
But I wanna hold ya
Like it’s June in the west end
Back when you were my best friend
Before love came to kill us
We’re not supposed to
But I can’t learn my lesson
I miss when you were my best friend
Before love came to kill us

Blueberry Bearded Guy

hair: DOUX – Bloodline hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

.::Supernatural::. Dune Necklace
Blueberry – Solstice – Seashell Top
Addams // Be Free Belted Shorts

pose: BauhausMovement – Within Me 2

Borrachito Backdrop – The Bearded Guy

Ex Machina Wine Bottles case

Serenity Style– Moonlight Romance- Wine Bottle
Serenity Style-Moonlight Romance Glass of Wine

JIAN Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion

Posted in Chic Moda, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

I don’t want to love no more

I learnt to grow old when I was younger
Scared of staying young
Afraid of the thoughts that I had conjured
That sat atop my tongue
Knowing I’d change the worlds opinion
If they would just, listen up
But they won’t, now
I feel worthless
Maybe I should open the drawer
Burn the pages
Write poems with the ash on the floor
Pour the ink, into the sink
And watch it drain from the shore
I don’t want love no more
Though it’s the one thing I’ve been searching for
Though it’s the one thing that I miss the most
Now, I’m afraid to be alone (I’m afraid to be alone)
To Be Alone
Looking in the mirror like
Maybe I will find myself tonight
I ask for a better mind
Then tap into the site through my third eye
I had never realized
I thought I had a chosen my design
I thought I was broken all this time
I don’t want love no more
Though it’s the one thing I’ve been searching for
Though it’s the one thing that I miss the most
Now, I’m afraid to be alone

idtty empress

hair: TRUTH Alias
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

*LODE* Head Accessory – Royalty Wreath [black horse]
eyeshadow: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA THE EMPRESS COLLECTION #1 @ Kinky
lipstick: IDTTY FACES – LELUTKA THE EMPRESS COLLECTION #6 @ Kinky

.::Supernatural::. Dune Necklace
.::Supernatural::. Ebe Necklace

ChicModa // Carrie Dress @ FaMESHed

pose: – space cadet – modge podge set

The End Forest *RARE* – Sinister Night – The Bearded Guy

{anc} colorful rain (clearlysky) [wide] 1Li

Lyrium.Turning Pages – Flying Pages 2 Decor

KraftWork Once Upon a House . Scattered Papers

:::ChicChica::: Precious Rose Platinum REZZ

chicmoda sc

Posted in DOUX, Fashion, Foxcity, Home Decor, Kustom9, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, vinyl

My Dramatic Take

This is my thought process brought to life…okay, pixels! GAW! Ok, so sometimes I take a picture with nothing in mind to write about and lately….as I’m sure you know…I’ve been struggling with topics to write about, because my life is uneventful, okay? So, I rack my brain sometimes trying to think of something to say. When I was looking for poses to take this picture and saw this one, I giggled. I thought, that’s me when I’ve got writer’s block! So, there you have it…its short and sweet…but here’s my dramatic take on my own writer’s block hell. *grins*

vinyl cynful atelior burgundy

hair: DOUX – Maddie hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

– TRIGGERED – Treasurer Glasses Gacha #RARE @ Kawaii Project
.::Supernatural::. Dune Necklace
VINYL – Dumpling Top @ Kinky
Cynful Riana’s Leather Skirt FLF Aug 7, 2020
: CULT : Violetta Boots @ Kustom9

pose: Foxcity Power Set

Atelier Burgundy . Drafting Table . black
Atelier Burgundy . Office Composition . Black
Atelier Burgundy . Flat File . Dark Metal

dust bunny . blossom typewriter
dust bunny . blossom books

Kraftwork Kess Corner Unit & Clutter . Mini Pouf Geometric

KraftWork Bonjour Whale Vase

[Rezz Room] Grouchy Cat Napping

HIDEKI – B/W Shelf

 

Posted in Cosmopolitan, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Home Decor, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Dip my toe

I don’t have a lot to say, because I’m disappointed in people again. It never fails to surprise me how some people can be so low down and dirty. Every time I try to dip my toe into being social again, I remember why I keep to myself. So, rather than rant on about lies and pain and all the other garbage I’m feeling right now. I know this is just part of life and I’ll be okay. I’m just in the middle of a bunch of disappointment at the moment. So, for now, I’m going to keep this short and wish you all a great month. ♥

blossom rezz room

hair: DOUX – Angelica hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

 CHAIN – Tina Necklace Set @ Anthem
Blossom&Seeds Becca Bikini @ Cosmopolitan
.::Supernatural::. Naya II Anklet

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set

scene:
[Rezz Room] Little Punkie Animesh (Companion) @ Anthem

~BAZAR~ Ibiza Lounge set @ Anthem
~ Ibiza Lounger
~ Ibiza Slippers
~ Ibiza Towel 02
~ Ibiza Sunglasses
~ Ibiza Crates
~ Ibiza Beach bag 02

Posted in accessories, Bueno, Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

To the Gut

I wish I could do yoga in real life. I suppose there are some poses I could do, but due to my physical limitations, traditional yoga is not in the cards. Of course, had I just thought about the other realities of my life when taking this photo, I would have included a cat pouncing on my belly the way he did this morning. Oh, yeah, that’s right….I didn’t tell you. This morning…like 3am…he decided to use my belly as a springboard…TWICE. I almost caught him the second time. Let’s just say he didn’t land where he was hoping to. Then the little bastard decided that he should sing the song of his people at an all time high volume. I’ve twarted his pleas to go outside by scooping him up and kissing all over his handsome little face. He kinda hates that. *grins* I don’t know where  he is now, but he’s being quiet and that’s a huge plus. Of course, he’s probably curled up asleep somewhere, which is where I should be, but after a cat to the gut twice in a row…I’m wide awake!

chain bueno diversion

Sady:
hair:  #1 CHAIN – Olivia Hair – Fatpack – RARE @ Epiphany
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

BUENO-Karmin Top @ Anthem
BUENO-Karmin Shorts @ Anthem
.::Supernatural::. Naya II Anklet

pose: Diversion – Inner Chi

Posted in Cynful, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, Legacy, Lelutka, poses, Second Life, Uber SL

The time’s not near, it’s here

When the world is laughing at itself, all she can do is cry
But when the world is scared and crying out, she laughs fearless inside
‘Cause she believes ’til she can see
Floating freely, breathing easy over stratospheres
Eternity throws glory, stars redeeming all the years
Do you believe and will you dream
Turning the pages
Open these cages
Quiet days we can hear this sound
Heaven’s throne in the earth come down
The decree’s out now
Never been so loud
Making way for the undoing
Of the death in everything
The decree’s out now
Never been so loud
The time’s not near, it’s here
A holy fear is here
It’s here

cynful doux rise

hair:  DOUX – Princess hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

[ rD ] – Yvoire Necklace @ Gems
SU!– Almond Nails
Cynful Scrunchie Dress @ Uber

pose: FOXCITY. Rain Bento Pose Set

scene creating using:
[Bad Unicorn] All The Lights – Blackout Backdrops @ LeveL

{anc} colorful rain

Posted in Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life, Uber SL

Chasing Fireflies

If you see me floatin’ too many times
My face will be painted in these white brick lines
‘Cause all my fear’s invading
All the crazies put on buses and sent up here to find you
Livin’ on the limits
And if you say goodbye too many times
The sentinels will find me and switch me off this time
‘Cause all my fear’s invading
All the crazies put on buses and sent up here to find you
Livin’ on the limits
All you ever get from the sonnet is the count of the falling men
Every calling cost made to your heart
You were in the kind of game that put the force in me
I was ever chasing fireflies
Sometimes I follow a firefly
It takes me into the night
Baby, I just survive
I’m love drunk, I’m sorry
Am I losing you?
Sometimes I follow a firefly
It takes me into the night
Baby, I just survive
I got drunk, I’m sorry
Am I losing you?

JB spacecadet

Sady:
hair:  *barberyumyum*B12
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

[ kunst ] – Ava necklace @ Uber
SU!– Almond Nails
*Just BECAUSE* Maia Top

pose: – space cadet – fireflies @ Harajuku
***included fireflies jar***

location: my private home professionally landscaped by Aria Christen Designs

Posted in DOUX, Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, N21, Second Life, {le fil casse}

The colors are fadin’ out

The colors are fadin’ out
Is it quiet where you’re sleepin’?
Your records, my empty house
I wish I knew what you were feelin’

Fightin’ every instinct while you hold your pride
Back to the beginning, it swallows my mind
You’re all that I think about
I even see you when I’m dreamin’

I wish that I could hate you, ah, baby
I wish that when I left, you’d of chased me
I didn’t wanna change, but you made me
Now you’re tellin’ all your friends that I’m crazy

Hard to believe that you ever really loved me
I made believe that you cared when you touched me
I know I’ll be movin’ on
In slow motion
~ Charlotte Lewis – Slow Motion

le fil casse aleutia lyrium

Sady:
hair: DOUX – Dua hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

SU!– Almond Nails
*Tentacio*Lady pain collar
{le fil casse} Rebecca Tied Tee Legacy RARE @ Epiphany
[Aleutia] Jia Cargo Pants @ N21

pose: Lyrium. Aiko Static Series @ Dubai

Danger Yellow – Future Cosmos – The Bearded Guy

RO – Spook Show – Freida Freak Mannequin
RO – Spook Show – Val Vain Mannequin