Posted in E.A.Studio, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Tres Chic

Not So Apocalyptic

So, Grace and I had our eyes on this outfit early on. We waited and waited, finally we pounced! While standing on my platform putting my outfit together, it occurs to me that we should do some pictures together. As I’m strapping on bullets and guns, I’m thinking Wastelands! Apocalypse! Cuz we’re super cute little badasses, right? So, off I go, I send for her and wouldn’t you know it…she’s cute as a button, blind as a bat! Completely useless in an apocalypse! Well, unless she develops sonar hearing or something. *giggles*
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Anyway, exploring happened and then we set out to pose all pretty for the pictures. Yet, even though I was the one with sight, I managed to kick her in the face AND knock her silly with the end of my gun. *giggles* I think its safe to say we LOOK like little badasses, but we’re gonna need some help when the end comes. Odds are we’ll just be cute little drunks waiting on some strong heroes to come along and rescue us. HA! Yeah, we’ll be on the roof…look outs, yeah….something like that, because as it turns out we’re not so apocalyptic, afterall.
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While we wait to be rescued…or for some to bring more booze, we’ll be looking out for the deals, because there’s always an event of some sort going on. You can sure bet that Grace and I will be all over that! In the meantime, you should head on over to Shiny Shabby and grab up these kickass little outfits by E-Clipse Design, sold in individual pieces, so feel free to mix and match! Complete deets below, as always…Happy Shopping!! ♥

Sady is wearing:
hair: tram G0106 hair
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
lipstick::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ears Icarus (*new EXCLUSIVE* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring – Black/Gold ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites – Black ( Catwa )
Cute Poison – Heretic Collar
:BAMSE: Personal Cannon – One Man Army
Bauhaus Movement – Ella / Dust Bullet FEMALE Script
upper arms: [CX] Spine Fragment
TABOU. Fingertapes +Rings BLACK
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK
TABOU. Top Bracelet gloves

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

Izzie’s – Face & Body Dirt (Catwa & Maitreya appliers)

Grace is wearing:
hair: .Shi x Messiah – Headwrap/Unisex RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
lipstick: on the catwa hud
skinL’etre – Bella
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Tatto0 – White WIdow – Divergent

~LF~ Lip Ring (Side/ball) Catya
*MUKA* Arm Straps
WAYNE – Mira Neckalce (Silver)
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

poses !bang
location: Wastelands

 

 

 

 

Posted in Events, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Definitions

You can’t really be in Second Life too long without encountering some sort of drama. You can’t even get through your real life without it. Which is why it always amuses me and sends red flags running up my proverbial flag pole whenever I read a profile that declares they don’t do drama. There are all sorts of creative ways that people will say it and I’d like to believe that its usually added after some particularly exhausting episode. However, more often than not, I have found that the most hypocritical of people are the very ones who make declarations about drama, loyalty, and trust. The level of hypocrisy is astounding and I have to wonder who they think they are fooling.

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Its heartbreaking to see how toxic people can be to one another, particularly here in Second Life where most of us have been beaten and broken down so much in our real lives that we seek reprieve here, only to find that there is more deception and abuse waiting for us at the hands of bullies that hide behind anonymity using their keyboards as weapons.

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And because of the wretchedness I’ve witnessed lately I feel like I should share a few definitions, because clearly there are far too many people who are confused as to what certain words mean.

drama: a state, situation, or series of events involving interesting or intense conflict of forces
loyalty: the act of being loyal
loyal:   unswerving in allegiance: as
             a :  faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government
             b :  faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due
             c :  faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product
trust: belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.

The definitions above come directly from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Too many people in Second Life toss these words around loosely, using them to somehow justify the hurt they intentionally cause or try to cause other people. I’m not trying to lecture my readers, I promise I’m not. I just hope to raise a little awareness. I think its very important that we carry ourselves with some integrity and if we want respect, we should be willing to show respect not just for each other but for ourselves. If you question the true meaning of integrity or respect, but all means look them up, because I know there are a lot of people out there tossing those words around too loosely as well.
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Let us build one another up, rather than tear one another down. As my dear friend, Kess Crystal, recently blogged…let go of the toxicities, pay attention to red flags, and do what’s best for you. Being cruel to another is never the best for anyone, so please remember that you can walk away from people without malice.

Quick note about the stuff:
Shiny Shabby just opened and as always there’s rows and rows of delights just waiting for you. I managed to grab a few things…so the hair and choker were my must haves for this outfit, but this dress is pure fire and is a new release at ChicModa’s mainstore.

wearing:
.Shi Hair : Hearken / Unisex . E-Nordic (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
eyeshadow & lipstick by ::SG:: (SLACKGIRL)
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
Kibitz – Nedula chocker – onyx   (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
-7P-Ashley Tattoo Appliers
~ChicModa~ Tatianna Sweater Dress
*katat0nik* Arm Straps
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
PHEDORA / Trinity Boots / 30.C (*new* @ Kustom9)

scene created using a variety of product from {anc} in a painted box
poses by Del May

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Waiting Games

Electronics have become the common go to method for passing time. Its evident in waiting rooms around the world as people stare into their phones and tablets. Most of us take them everywhere. Hopefully, we put them down while we drive! I do, so should you, but no lectures today. ☺ I hate to admit how attached I’ve become to my smart phone and other electronics to be honest. The cats and dog have been trained to avoid cords and to use caution when humans are holding their phones. Fortunately, I rarely run into a dead battery, but there have a been a few times that I’ve had to put them all down so they can charge and the waiting game begins.
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Its always when my electronics are temporarily out of reach or commision that I remember all the things I need to do with them or to them. In turn, I’m creating an even bigger need for them, which then makes the waiting all the more agonizing. Those that know me well know that I have no tolerance for boredom. I will always find a way to amuse myself no matter what the situation. I am an only child that spent a great deal of my early childhood in isolation. I have a fantastic imagination and I will find adventures at every turn. I’m sure we all played the “hot lava” or “sharks/gators in the water” games when we were kids, right? Hopping from one piece of furniture to another…taking great care to never touch the floor, while giggling and squealing with delight as we narrowly miss our imaginary doom. Now here we all are in a virtual world playing with virtual clothes and furnishings and still escaping doom! At least escaping it for a while anyway…*giggles*
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I realize I’m sort of rambling, but that’s how my mind works sometimes. Welcome to the madness! What started this train of thought? I’m glad you asked. Yes, you did ask…this conversation is happening in MY mind and it was there that you asked just that question. Now, hush and let me answer. *grins*
I was putting together the scene above to display the Ramses Collection from Fancy Decor for the September round of The Arcade, which we are all anxiously waiting for…see what I did there? I know I mentioned the set a few days ago and teased you with a sneak peak, but  there are 19 pieces available in this set and each piece is exquisite. In the previous post about the collection I indicated that the chairs and sofa come with a hud that allows you to change the color of the fabric. I showed you a gorgeous purple chair. As I put this room together I knew I had to show you the luxurious silver suede. Isn’t it stunning?
Okay, so why insert myself in a picture about furnishings? Because I’ve been waiting days and days for the dress I’m wearing here and since the post is called Waiting Games, its only right that I show you something else that I waited on, right?
See, what’s happening here is that I’m showing you a way to fill that little void of time between now and when The Arcade actually opens, plus you’re going to want to look your best while shopping, right? Naturally all the details are below…Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
*Dura-B&G*70 – (*new & exclusive* @ Fetish Fair
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Cynful] Bring The Sexy Back – (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
#EMPIRE – Forsythia (leg straps)
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers

scene:
Fancy Decor: Edward Bookcase (August Collabor88)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
-tres blah- Workspace – Print and Books
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
Fancy Decor: Luxe Picture Frame (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Leaning Frames
19 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (black)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
14 Fancy Decor: Ramses Bookends
Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Globe (Classic)
Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (store is closed)
Culprit Ancient One

10 Fancy Decor: Ramses Wall Panels
02 Fancy Decor: Ramses Sofa RARE
15.erratic / lsm – magazine & news
7mad;Ravens Folded Sketch Book
07 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chandelier
13 Fancy Decor: Ramses Cocktail Table
Apple Fall ‘Lucky Numbers’ Cigarettes & Tray
.Shi : My Journal [Black]
Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture
12 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (white)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
05 Fancy Decor: Ramses Rug
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black) (August Luxe Box)
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black)
*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

06 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chair
04 Fancy Decor: Ramses Console
09 Fancy Decor: Ramses Art
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
08 Fancy Decor: Ramses Lamp
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
floorplan. rotary phone / black
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Little Black Book
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

poses by Del May

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Controversy

A strong spirit transcends rules. ~Prince

How true it is…I just wrote yesterday about “differentness” and how I struggled to find my place in the world after we quit moving. Prince played such a huge role in my road of self discovery. I’ll share one quick story and then get on with the picture and credits, because I’m just very sad today. We lost such an amazing talent and truly magnificent spirit.

In the 8th grade (shut it about my age), a group of us would all meet in the band room to listen to Prince’s Controversy album, because none of our parents would let us listen to it at home. That album means more to me than most people would imagine. R.I.P. Prince and thank you for sharing yourself with the world. ❤

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wearing:
CATWA HEAD Candy
IKON Triumph Eyes – Glass
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[theSkinnery] Sonya (Catwa Applier) – honey (*new* at C88)
Moon. Hair // – Blondes – Mysterons (*new* at C88)
.Shi : Headphone [V1.Black] RARE
[Cynful] Hey Bae Top – Eggplant
[Cynful] Hey Bae Pants – Eggplant
*MUKA* Garter Thigh Socks – Lara
{Livalle} Chyna -Lace up Platform Boots

pose: Purple Poses Trish 02

decor left to right:
[ keke ] huge cozy up pillow – pink
::KKs:: Paint your life – pillow crown
floorplan. record shelf / stained
Stereo & components (floor records & cassettes): [ kunst ] – Vintage (complete set)
Toro. Wallhanging + Lights {Morrocan}
Apt B // Douze Roses – Crate Pillows

BAZAR  Stockholm-Headphones (decor) & Stockholm-Music tapes
:CP: East Side Blush Rug

photographed in:
Apt B // Old & Rusted – Attic RARE