Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Mina Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL, vinyl

Uncomfortably Numb

If you are in Second Life and have any type of social media page associated with your avatar’s name, chances are that you’ve read about one designer stealing from another or just selling things illegally. A few months ago, I was crushed when I found out that one of my favorite home & garden stores had been uploading template meshes from external websites and passing them off as her own. I knew something had changed from earlier years, as her poses were no longer lined up. They were clearly tossed in haphazardly and little concern was given to customers that might actually put those animations to use. My immediate reaction was to delete every item in my inventory that I had ever purchased from her. I felt so betrayed. Not only because of all the money I’d spent with her, but because I had spoken with her on several occasions. Each and every time I spoke with her, I would tell her how much I admired her work. Turned out not to be her work at all. Now, in this particular case, she came forward, admitted her wrongs, and subsequently seemed to disappear from all events. Her store is still open, but its been redone completely. I haven’t bothered to check what’s left of her “designs,” because she lost my trust. I have literally spent hundreds of dollars in her store. I will never see that money again. That’s fine, but so far as I know, she won’t see another dime from me, either.
There have been multiple accusations against a popular hair & skin designer on the grid as well. However, in the past when DMCAs have been properly filed against a designer for theft, Linden Labs has been rather prompt in removing both the offending designer and his/her designs. Eventually, all the finger pointing died down and things seem to be going well for that designer. There seems to be no more finger pointing in that direction.
NOW we are being told that one popular hair designer has been stealing from another for over two years! I am mortified and stunned. Once again, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars in this store. I’m sitting here looking at the 70+ folders of hair I’ve purchased from the accused store and I’m left wondering, “Now what?”
I can’t be the only one sitting her uncomfortably numb to the whole designer theft situation wondering where to go from here. Am I obligated to delete all these hairs that I bought in good faith? I’d love to hear how others are dealing with issues like this.

comfortably numb

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Hazel  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Amber

Kibitz – Deluxe earrings
Scandalize.SABRINA. CAT
Vinyl – Hellershanks Sweater Dress (*new* @ Uber)
Vinyl – Winehouse Tartan Skinnys

pose: Bauhaus Movement – NoisebastardZ set

***If you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

 

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fashion, Gos, Lamb, Maitreya, Pose Fair, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Is This What I’ve Become?

“All the voices in my head are coming to life
They’re getting louder and I’m terrified
How do you run from your own mind?
Is this what I’ve become?
Take it back what have I done”
~Faith Marie – Antidote

I'm Fine

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Fox – Fatpack (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Dee

^^Swallow^^ Princess Bento Rings
Scandalize.Elva.TOP. (*new* @ Uber)
Scandalize.Elva.LEGGINGS (*new* @ Uber)
[Gos] Emma Strap Pumps (*new* @ Uber)

pose: [KoKoLoReS] Sadness pose pack (*new* @ Pose Fair)
MINIMAL – Checkpoint Corridor  (*new* @ Uber)

Posted in Bueno, CandyDoll, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Foxcity, Maitreya, Reign, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Nothing Specific

It’s really easy to misunderstand what’s going on with other people, especially in a virtual world. So often the message depends on the perception of the reader and unless you’re adding a bit of an emote along with your words they can be easily misunderstood and thus the drama begins. What thing is for sure, there’s plenty of that happening across the grid. I think its one of the main reasons I like to voice. I don’t like my voice, but I do prefer talking to people when I can, because the inflections of one’s voice can really can make a world of difference. I realize I’m sorta rambling on about nothing specific here, but sometimes that’s just how my mind works.

Queen

 

wearing:
hair:  #Besom~Dream
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Loly

Scandalize.SEDUCTION.Mask Gold (*new* @ Arcade)
(AMD) Leafy Armbands – Gold
Scandalize.Maily.DRESS. (*new* @ Kinky)
_CandyDoll_ Alessia Boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set

scene:
BUENO-Room at the Top -Forget- RARE
Refuge – Spring Gala Table Light Pink
+Half-Deer+ Coming up Roses – Frames
::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – classic phone pink
tres blah– Eclectic Collection -Large Nesting Box
Scandalize. SEDUCTION Box (*new* @ Arcade)
RSD Baroque Daybed (*new* @ FaMESHed)
REIGN.- PLANNER- QUEEN (DECOR)- #21
BUENO-Cat Phone -White
REIGN.- PLANNER DECO CART (ARIS)- RARE 1
18 Fancy Decor: Queen Bee Engraving

Posted in Catwa, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Maitreya, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Beyond Her Mask

“A charm invests a face
Imperfectly beheld,—
The lady dare not lift her veil
For fear it be dispelled.

But peers beyond her mesh,
And wishes, and denies,—
Lest interview annul a want
That image satisfies.”
― Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Behind the Mask

wearing:
hair:  Beusy: Olivia Hairstyle
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Loly

Cae :: Pluma :: Earrings (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Cae :: Pluma :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Cynful]  Stripper Body Dust
Scandalize.SEDUCTION.Mask Black (*new* @ Arcade)
Scandalize.SEDUCTION.Body Black. RARE. (*new* @ Arcade)
Scandalize.SEDUCTION.Outfit Black.SKIRT (*new* @ Arcade)

pose: Bauhaus Movement – Aesthetic Perfection set (*new* @ TLC)
location: Elysion

Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, Kustom9, Maitreya, Reign, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Silence, The Liaison Collaborative, unKindness

The Desert

I’ve always wanted to see the desert. I’ve seen some beautiful mountains, both in the U.S. and in Europe, but the desert…nope. Maybe one day before I die, but it’s doubtful. I don’t foresee my ass getting on a plane, that’s for damn sure. As for a road trip? Sure, it sounds like a blast, but to be fair, if I’m heading west in a car, I’m heading for Utah. Clearly, not for the site seeing, but that’s where one of my best friends lives and I’d rather see her than some long ass stretch of sand. Which is what I’ve been told the desert looks like by those that have lived there. They don’t seem to find it all that impressive at all. I suppose that’s like New Yorkers never going to the top of the Empire State building or the Statue of Liberty. Sometimes it takes an outsider to appreciate the things we so often take for granted.

Anyway, all this hacienda themed stuff really had me thinking about that…and well, there ya go…that’s how my blog works…lol.

hacienda

wearing:
hair:  Wasabi // Yara Mesh Hair (August FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Loly (*new* @ K9)

SCANDALIZE. Kaila. (August C88)
REIGN.- KNOTTED LACE UP HEELS

pose: GingerFish Poses – Summer Samba (August TLC)

scene:
MINIMAL – Hacienda Backdrop (*new* @ K9)
Silence. – Hacienda Swing (August TLC)
JIAN Chubby Loaf Cat FLF
uK – Old Mexico Chandalier Short Green (August TLC)
uK – Blue Cast Iron Cactus V1 (August TLC)
uK – Old Mexico Rug V3 (August TLC)
Ariskea[Shy] Ivy Old window [ Summer]
Serenity Style-Morelos Ceramic Pot (August FaMESHed)
Serenity Style-Morelos Ladder (August FaMESHed)

Posted in Catwa, Maitreya, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Be Truly Free

“It is my goal to love everyone. I hate no one. Regardless of their race, religion, their proclivities, the desire of their heart and how they want to live their life and the decisions that they make. I can even respect people’s decisions and lifestyle choices just as I hope they have the courtesy to respect my decisions and my choices.” ~ Kirk Cameron
I never imagined that I would one day quote Kirk Cameron, of all people, but the day is upon us. What he says right here, is exactly how I feel, and I wish that everyone was more like this. Why does my lifestyle matter to people that don’t even know me? Why do my personal choices warrant an opinion from someone that has no real influence in my life? Do what works for you and stop worrying about everyone else. Stop trying to keep up with the Joneses and stop spreading toxic lies. Those things not only hurt the people directly involved, but hate is like a tornado that destroys everything in it’s path. Why would you want to do that to innocent people?  Let go of your judgments, release your misery, and be free…be truly free.

Nicole

wearing:
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow] Soorma
face piercings by Suicidal Unborn
SCANDALIZE. Nicole
pose by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Mesh Body Addicts, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

Devil in Me

“All I wanted was you
The fairytale you sold me
A taste of what you had told me
You put the stagger in me
You wanna see if I bleed
I leave a dagger in you
Now who sings those blues”
~Gin Wingmore-Devil in Me

Shattered

wearing:
hair:  Exile – Storm (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Maze Applier [ Catwa ] 007 (*new* @ C88)
piercings: –SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
LaGyo_Sumatra Chocker – Black (*new* @ FaMESHed)
SCANDALIZE. Aldara (*new* @ MBA)
pose: FOXCITY. Soulfood Bento Pose Set
Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, Lamb, Maitreya, Scandalize, Second Life, Vanity Event

You Don’t Know

Katelyn Tarver – You Don’t Know

I know you’ve got the best intentions
Just trying to find the right words to say
Promise I’ve already learned my lesson
But right now, I wanna be not okay
I’m so tired, sitting here waiting
If I hear one more “Just be patient”
It’s always gonna stay the same
So let me just give up
So let me just let go
If this isn’t good for me
Well, I don’t wanna know
Let me just stop trying
Let me just stop fighting
I don’t want your good advice
Or reasons why I’m alright
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like
Can’t stop these feet from sinking
And it’s starting to show on me
You’re staring while I’m blinking
But just don’t tell me what you see
I’m so over all this bad luck
Hearing one more “Keep your head up”
Is it ever gonna change?
So let me just give up
So let me just let go
If this isn’t good for me
Well, I don’t wanna know
Let me just stop trying
Let me just stop fighting
I don’t want your good advice
Or reasons why I’m alright
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like
Don’t look at me like that
Just like you understand
Don’t try to pull me back
Let me just give up
Let me just let go
If this isn’t good for me
Well, I don’t wanna know
Let me just stop trying
Let me just stop fighting
I don’t want your good advice
Or reasons why I’m alright
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know, you don’t know, you don’t know
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know, you don’t know
You don’t know what it’s like
You don’t know what it’s like

scandalous

wearing:
hair:   Lamb. Halo (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [Glam Affair] Maze Applier [ Catwa ] 007 (*new* @ C88)
piercings: –SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
CULT : His Princess Rings/Silver (*new* @ Kinky)
[ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder
Scandalize.Karole.BRA.   (*new* @ Vanity Event)
Scandalize.Karole.TOP  (*new* @ Vanity Event)
Scandalize.Karole.JEANS  (*new* @ Vanity Event)
pose: <K&S> ~Next to the wall set
location: Corruption
Posted in Bad Unicorn, Bueno, CandyDoll, Catwa, crate, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Maitreya, Pose Fair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Tres Chic

Moving On Up

I could hardly do a post about moving and not get the Jefferson’s theme song stuck in my head. I don’t have a whole lot to say about moving except that I’m glad I don’t have to do it anymore. I imagine I’ll spend the rest of my life in this condo. It’s paid for…in full. I remember moving quite a bit as a kid and all through my 20s and my favorite part of moving was unpacking in the new place. That’s the one thing I’ll miss about moving, but otherwise, I’m glad to have a place that is genuinely my home and know that I don’t have to pack up and leave again.

moving day

wearing:
hair:  Beusy: Autumn Hairstyle
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”

tattoo: [White~Widow] Soorma (*new* @ Dubai Event)

Scandalize.Niah.TOP. (*new* @ TresChic)
_CandyDoll_ Nynfa Jeans (*new* Go by FaMESHed)

pose: [..::CuCa Designs::..] & Illuzion – Moving Day set (*new* @ PoseFair)
scene:
[..::CuCa Designs::..] & Illuzion – New Beginnings Backdrop (*new* @ PoseFair)
[..::CuCa Designs::..] & Illuzion-Tender Moments Bed incl phone (*new* @ PoseFair)
[..::CuCa Designs::..] & Illuzion – Box Pile 1 (*new* @ PoseFair)
17 Fancy Decor: Yas Pillow
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Bra
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – ALL – Floor Thong
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Edge
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
BUENO-Pizza Boxes
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’
:::ChicChica::: TakeAway
09 Fancy Decor: Gold Dots Pillow
+Half-Deer+ Neatly Folded Blankets – Leaves
crate Filament Floorlamp Steel
Posted in Catwa, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Maitreya, Pose Fair, RunAway Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, unKindness

Feeling Froggy?

Having spent the majority of my life in the Southern U.S., “feeling froggy” is a common phrase. Now, its usually a rather redneck or ghetto term between two people arguing that are very close to a physical altercation. One threatens the other, so the other says, “Oh, if you feeling froggy then jump, muthafucka!” Imagine this in Samuel L. Jackson’s voice, its much more badass that way. However, what if instead of jumping, we took a step back and for just a minute took a deep breathe and centered ourselves? My yoga friend here taught me that not all frogs feel like jumping, sometimes they just wanna chill out and relax. To be fair, have you ever seen two frogs fight?

felling froggy

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Cherry Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Myra”
ScandalizeXNoir. Aile. (*new* @ C88)
pose: Poseology – Namaste Set (*new* @ PoseFair)
scene:
SEUL – Yoga Session – RARE
uK – Yoga Mat w/ Pillow [Color Change]
uK – Meditation Candle Yoga
Yoga Frog 12 ~ Tree Pose (no longer available)