Posted in Blueberry, DOUX, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, Kustom9, Maitreya, Pose Fair, Second Life

Bittersweet Memories

As she hung the last of the new ornaments on the tree, she closed her eyes and got lost in her memories. She remembered their first Christmas together and all the traditions they started that year. It had been years since she could even bring herself to decorate for the holiday again, much less get rid of the ornaments that proclaimed their first Christmas and every year after that. He has a new family now. He will be starting new traditions and she is left with bittersweet memories.

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hair: #8  DOUX –  Snowflake Queen hairstyle @ Arcade
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
^^Swallow^^ Charm Ears @ Kustom9
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

eyeshadow: TONE 2 – Sugar Plum Dream Eye Shad Collection @ Belle
lipstick: TONE 2 – Sugar Plum Dream Lips Collection @ Belle
nail polish: TONE 2 – Sugar Plum Dream Mani PediCollection @ Belle

Blueberry – So Cozy – Corset Cardigan (includes panties)
**RE** Festive Rings Set

pose: Diversion – Holiday Delights Poses @ Pose Fair

special thanks to Stefania for letting me pose in front of her Christmas tree

 

Posted in Bueno, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life

Inner Battles

I hope that everyone is enjoying the holiday season, but I know that not everyone will. Suicide rates are higher during this time of year than any other. While the holidays tend to make most of us embrace our families and our friends, there are some that are reminded of those they lost. There are some that are feeling more alone now than any other time of year. It is super important that we put our differences aside and reach out to one another with kindness. The best gift you can share with people right now is humanity. Caring about one another and being there for those around us that might not be enjoying the holidays quite so much. I know from personal experience how utterly devastating it can be to watch couples around you celebrate their love…to watch parents light up at their children’s’ delights…all the while having no one to share this special time with. So, please, don’t let those fighting these inner battles, fight them alone. Join their personal army to defeat those demons and help each other be all that you can be. *grins* See what I did there?

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hair: Foxy – Nebula Hair   @ Kustom9
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
AG. Enlightened Eyes – Lagoon
^^Swallow^^ Charm Ears @ Kustom9
SU!– Best Of Red Lipstick Set -Genus @ Access
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Izzie’s – Aged Claw Scars

Kibitz – Baby angel necklace
**RE** Festive Rings Set @ FaMESHed
Ascendant – Chrome French Nails @ Access
AsteroidBox. Jenna Shirt @ Kustom9
BUENO-Darlene Shorts @ Kustom9
:AC: Torn Fishnet[Style 3]
Momento . Buckle pocket boots @ Kustom9

pose: Le Poppycock-Sunwashed

La Guerra – Watching You – The Bearded Guy

Posted in Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Just Right

I decided to take little break from all the Christmas scenes and just do a normal-ish picture. I’ve been playing with PhotoShop and getting far more comfortable with it, but I have a long way to go. Although, I’m quite happy with how this one turned out, I really feel that I just got lucky. I strolled around the FMD sim until I found a setting I thought suited me. If you’re not a member of FMD, but want to check out their amazing sim go on a Friday night during open access. They do it weekly. If you are a member, then I recommend you take full advantage of the gorgeous sim. I happen to know the team that put this all together and that they worked tirelessly for months to get it just right.

stealthic addams gingerfish

hair:  Stealthic – Allure
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
WarPaint* Soiree eyeshadow – set 1 @ Uber
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Kibitz – Mystical stars necklace
**RE** Festive Rings Set @ FaMESHed
Ascendant – Holly Nails @ Santa Inc

Addams // Pandora Denim Jacket with Sweater
Addams // Pandora Jeans with Belt

pose: GingerFish – Frost @ The Liaison Collaborative

location: FMD

Posted in Bondi, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

This is Real

Here’s a snippet of one of the best songs ever, performed by some of the greatest rock musicians of my time. It’s amazing talent like this that for a few minutes, even on the worst day, can make me glad to be alive. I love to listen to this on full volume and sing as loud as I want and dare anyone to try and stop me. If you’re not familiar, then check it out, the youtube link is below….this is real fucking music!!!

“Under the water,
It’s cold and it’s grey.
My torrid autumn,
Another season decays.
Open up the Hollow,
And my walls come down.
I tell you it’s a problem,
Just when no one’s around.
But then,

I know what’s wrong,
God, you complicated everything.
I know you’re gone, gone, gone,
This is where I will draw a line.

I will draw my line.

Burning my cathedrals’,
Cause I don’t pray anymore.
Look at all of these people, Tragic little people,
They smile and then they don’t know what for.
But then,

I know what’s wrong,
God, you complicated everything.
I know you’re gone, gone, gone,
This is where I will blur my line.”
~ From Can To Can’t
(Corey Taylor with Dave Grohl, Rick Nielsen, Scott Reeder)
(from “Sound City” soundtrack)

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wearing:
hair: .:EMO-tions.. *CHRISTINE* @ Salon52
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
Schadenfreude Tear Dermal Piercing
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

BONDI . The Rockstar Headphones . @ FaMESHed
Swan Nara Choker – gold – heart – black ribbon @ Belle
**RE** Quinn Rings Set
Ascendant – Smoothie Nails @ Shiny Shabby

amias – KAMALA top @ Belle
[HU] Cassy Dungarees @ Belle

pose: Ebano Poses Hat set @ Unik
[ VERSOV ]_SEVILLA ANDALUCIA_FULLSCENE @ FaMESHed

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Cynful, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Maitreya, Second Life

Diversion on Ladder

So my beautiful friend, Rina Edenflower, recently retired from blogging. I’ll be honest, I was a bit devastated as she’s someone I’ve admired for years. Turns out, she’s moved from blogger to creator and is making poses. This particular pose can be found on Marketplace for only L$10. She’s just starting out, so there’s not a lot on there just yet, but these are poses made by a successful blogger who only retired after five years of blogging. So, if there’s a pose maker out there that knows what bloggers need, she is definitely one of them. So, watch out Flickr, Rina’s not done with you yet! (She just changed the name of her story from Latter to Diversion, so initially the post was called Latter on Ladder, which was funny to me…now it’s just weird, but that’s ok)

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wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant // Esperanza hair @ C88
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
.:I ProFect I:. Valea Mesh Eyes @ Unik
Schadenfreude Tear Dermal Piercing
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia
[Cynful] Stripper Body Dust

: CULT : DIAMOND BOW COLLAR @ Belle
**RE** Quinn Rings Set
Ascendant – 420 Nails @ Anthem

Pseudo– Minka Top @ Belle
Pseudo- Minka Shorts @ Belle
#EMPIRE – Coreopsis

pose: Diversion – On The Roof

KraftWork Bellosguardo Set @ FaMESHed
-KraftWork Bellosguardo Library White
-KraftWork Bellosguardo Ladder White

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, {le fil casse}

Copper River

I love this look so much that I put off taking my picture just so I’d have an excuse (in my own head) to wear it longer. Plus, I knew I would want just the right setting for the photo. I needed something would give that music festival in the desert feel. I knew just the place…Copper River. This sim houses two of the newest events on the grid and though nothing I’m wearing is from either event, it’s ok. The two events on that sim are Salon52 and Flourish, both owned by Keely Mistwood and Kess Crystal. Yes, my regular readers should recognize the name, Kess. She is one of my absolute best friends and has been one of my biggest inspirations in blogging. We’re so busy doing our own things these days, that when we do catch up we don’t talk too much or too long about business. So, I don’t know who did the landscaping for this sim (I probably should have found out), but it is amazing. The events are across the sim from each other, but the space between them is incredible and that’s all I’m going to say. Go see it.

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wearing:
hair:  16.Doe: Maddie V2 – Monotone @ Epiphany
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
.daydream. All Access Wristband (le fil casse/Cosmic Dust collab) @ Epiphany
**RE** Quinn Rings Set
:::ChicChica::: Chic Cola
[Aleutia] Savannah top & skirt @ FaMESHed

pose: shi.s.poses BENTO woman #23
location: Copper River

Posted in Catwa, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Second Life, {le fil casse}

It Feels Good

My closest friends know that I’m a bit of a prankster. Nothing major, no bashing of the Xbox of anything like that, but I do like to put the fear of Gods in my mother, yank the chains of friends, and sabotage homes in Second Life. (You’ve been warned.) Recently, I was able to troll one of the captains of trolling himself, Mr Dusty Wasp. Oh yes, and it was glorious! I’ll do my best to keep this short…*giggles*
Dusty knows how much I love documentaries and how I’m very curious about how people, especially those with peculiar lifestyles or beliefs. So, being the awesome friend that he is, he told me about a documentary on Netflix about Flat Earthers. He went on to say he had no interest in it, but he knew I was curious about stuff like that. So, I watched it within a few days.
The day after I watched it. When I told him about it the conversation went pretty much as follows…
Sady: Oh hey, thanks for telling me about that Flat Earther documentary. I get it now.
Dusty: Oh yeah, what do you get?
Sady: Well, I get where they’re coming from. I mean there’s these airplanes that go all the way around the world, rather than the shortest way. If Earth was round, why wouldn’t they take the shorter route?
Dusty: Wait, what are you saying?
Sady: I’m saying, I get it! I see their point. It all makes so much sense now. I mean, didn’t NASA admit that the footage of the moon landing was done in a studio? So, why wouldn’t they like about the earth being round. I mean we thought it was flat begin with, but then the powers to be all told us that its round.
Dusty: OMG! I shouldn’t have let you watch that by yourself.
(I am cracking up at this point. I’m not sure I can keep going.”
Dusty: Here…please watch this video. It’s only about 10 mins long, but you just cannot believe that the earth is flat.

At this point, I burst into laughter and explain that, of course, I know the earth is not flat. I live in Huntsville, AL….the Rocket City. NASA is in my back yard and the rockets that go into space are built here and most of the stuff that has come back from space is on display at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center that’s located less than 10 miles from my house.

And now whenever I tell this story or refer to the flat earth in anyway, I am met with a resounding, “Fuck you!” *giggles* Fuck you, too, Dusty! ♥

I TROLLED THE CAPTAIN OF THE TROLLS!!! And it feels gooooood. *grins* Feel free to use this little trick on your friends and let me know how it goes.

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Are you sure it’s round?

wearing:
hair:  DOUX – Angelica hairstyle
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

Cynful Jasmin’s Spiral Armlets @ Commotion until May 4th
**RE** Quinn Rings Set
[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten /COMMON/ @ Epiphany
(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
[Cynful] Stripper Body Dust
Cynful 360 Belly Piercing
{le fil casse} Kathleen Bralette/ Panty @ FaMESHed X

pose by DelMay

MINIMAL – Futuristic Backdrop
NOMAD // Disco Ball

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

Blog For Yourself

There was a Facebook post recently from a blogger about other blogger styles. I even wrote about it in one of my blog posts, Opinions. There was a comment made in response to the original post that struck a chord with me as a blog manager. Its something that I believe a lot of bloggers honestly feel is true….and to some extent, I’d agree.
“Truth is, and always has been, it’s not what you do, it’s who you know.”
Once again, I’m not going to call out the person that said it. I’m not attacking nor fully supporting the statement. However, I also don’t want anyone else attacking this blogger for stating what they believe to be true.
As a blogger manager, I become quite familiar with a lot of bloggers. I currently represent four stores and there’s quite a bit of crossover. There are a handful of bloggers that are indeed on every team I manage. Mostly that is coincidence, but I’ll admit some are just damn fine bloggers that I know will meet their deadlines, present gorgeous photos, and provide a lot of exposure. Before you get riled up, think about this for a moment. Before Strawberry Singh became a Linden Lab employee, she was THE most sought out blogger on the grid, to my limited knowledge. She had become so popular as a blogger that she was not even required to follow the rules of most teams. Stores were simply elated to have Berry showcase them at all. With that said, there are other bloggers out there that while they might not be quite on the level of Strawberry Singh, they are damn fine bloggers with a massive following and extensive talent. Knowing that, wouldn’t you want them on YOUR team, if you had a store? If you said no, you’re a liar or a very poor decision maker. So, it might not necessarily be who you know, but who knows about you.
This works both ways. If you have a reputation of being difficult to work for, odds are you’re not likely to get offered as many positions out there. You see, blog managers often share their horror stories with one another. Just like bloggers talk about which blog managers are a pain in the arse or which brands demand too much.
I will add one more thing on this topic before I shut the hell up about it. I hire more bloggers I’ve never met or heard of than I do those that I’m familiar with. Simply for the fact that they provide an audience that is outside the normal circles in which I travel. For instance, I will take on an urban blogger for a casual store, simply because they can merge styles and show the brand in a whole new light. So, odds are, if you feel like you’re not getting jobs because you don’t know the blog managers, you might want to look at your history with other blog managers. It might not be about who you don’t know. It might be about who you pissed off. Jussayin.
Then again, it might have nothing to do with either of those things. There are soooo many reasons why bloggers aren’t chosen, you really need to try and not take rejections so personally. If you love blogging, then blog and stop worrying about who gives your stuff to blog. Just blog what you love, blog for yourself.

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wearing:
hair:  Exile::Cece: 10. Naturals RARE @ Epiphany
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten @ Epiphany
(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
**RE** Quinn Rings Set @ FaMESHed
_CandyDoll_ Amena Dress @ Collabor88

pose: FOXCITY. Cleanse Bento Pose Set

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Just Fabulous

“The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” – Carrie Sex in the City

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hair:  MINA – Annie @ Flourish 
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

**RE** Quinn Rings Set @ FaMESHed
[The Forge] Noir Harness Inner. @ Epiphany
[The Forge] Noir Harness Outter. @ Epiphany
[The Forge] Noir Panties. @ Epiphany
[The Forge] Noir Boots. @ Epiphany

FOXCITY. Drift Bento Pose Set

Posted in Dahlia, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Phoenix, Second Life, shopping, {le fil casse}

Prayin

“Well, you almost had me fooled
Told me that I was nothing without you
Oh, but after everything you’ve done
I can thank you for how strong I have become
‘Cause you brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’
I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come
‘Cause I can make it on my own, oh
And I don’t need you, I found a strength I’ve never known
I’ll bring thunder, I’ll bring rain, oh
When I’m finished, they won’t even know your name
You brought the flames and you put me through hell
I had to learn how to fight for myself
And we both know all the truth I could tell
I’ll just say this is “I wish you farewell”
I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin’
Ah sometimes, I pray for you at night, oh
Someday, maybe you’ll see the light
Whoa oh oh oh, some say, in life, you’re gonna get what you give
But some things only God can forgive
Yeah! (I hope you’re somewhere prayin’, prayin’)
I hope your soul is changin’, changin’
I hope you find your peace
Falling on your knees, prayin'”

Hoeville

hair:  :::Phoenix::: Fiora Hair @ Black Fair
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

[ Conviction ] Nameplate Choker – 07 Kitten /COMMON/ @ Epiphany
Dahlia – Babylon Eclectic – Hand Earrings @ Epiphany
**RE** Quinn Rings Set @ FaMESHed

.daydream. Hoeville by le fil casse & Cosmic Dust @ Epiphany
-.daydream. All Access Pass
-.daydream. Eye Corner Face Jewels
-.daydream. Eyelid Face Jewels
-.daydream. Under-Eye Face Jewels
-.daydream. Hoeville Bodysuit RARE
-.daydream.Hoeville Kimono Jacket Darks

pose: GingerFish Poses – Move Me @ Flourish
location: Royalty Backdrops