Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, unKindness, {what next}

Learning New Things

I recently wrote a post about a thread I had seen on Facebook about Flickr favs titled, “What are you complaining about?” I didn’t remember who had originally posted it when I wrote about it. It turns out that the person that posted it is someone I admire and adore. She got in my box to explain why she had posed the question and then went on to explain why it bothered her. She said that people are using bots to increase favs and traffic on Flickr. That was something I didn’t know. I had heard that people could hire someone to add favs, but I found that to be ridiculous. Turns out my friend said that she prefers to feel as though she deserves those favs and not to have earned them from some bot that can’t even look at the photo. I have to agree with her there. I had no idea people were using alts. This really bothered me, because I feared that people might think I was using a bot since I have some pretty standard compliments with cute emojis. I have to admit I was quite relieved when she explained that no one would think that of me, as I don’t paste those comments on every photo I fav nor do I fav every photo I see. *whew*

I love that she approached me to explain, because I learned something new. I am always open to understanding the other side of things. In fact, I prefer to know why people do the things they do. So a special thank you to her for enlightening me and not being upset about my post. ♥

behind closed doors

uK – Shibari Suspension Group (*new* @ Sultry)
uK – Shibari Rope Bundle 3 (*new* @ Sultry)

Ariskea[Sage] Window [Wood]2
Ariskea[Sage] Window [Wood]3
Ariskea[Sage] Window [Wood]1

Ariskea[ Forsythia ] Paper flower [ Greeny]
Ariskea[RainyDays] Frame Decor
Ariskea[Kuva] Mint table
Ariskea[Sage] Wood Stump Decor
Ariskea[Birdy] Little Bee Vase [Ivoire]
Ariskea[Blush] Magnolia Leaf
Ariskea[Sage] Wood Table & Blanket
Ariskea[Dakota] Paper Flowers [Fall]
Ariskea[Cocoli] Outdoor Seat [rose]
Ariskea[Kuva] Macrame Rug
Ariskea[Amber]Rug [Brown]

{what next} Heart Picture Frame (white gold)

Plethora – Kink Tray (For Her)

[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Zanax RARE
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Personal Massager

* SORGO – Pain Killers

Vagabond – Quaint Old Chair (Light)

Fapple– BDSM Tool Box

PILOT – Adult Toy Box [Valentine]

Posted in Catwa, Events, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Foxcity, Gos, Home Decor, Maitreya, Phedora, RunAway Hair, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping, The Annex

Forgotten Road Trip

Remember that road trip that Sady & Grace took? Well, they eventually landed in Vegas, broke and tired of traveling. They were fortunate enough to get jobs as back up dancers for one of the biggest show on the strip. Man, did those feathers itch. They simply haven’t had time to reach and keep us posted about their adventures, so I’m going to assume they’re hiding something. Here’s a rare shot of them relaxing between shows. Don’t judge them for the mess, they practically live in that room.
dressing room

Sady is wearing:
hair:  *Besom Hair~ Vega V1 *Blondes* #20 (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Polly – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Corset – Black – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Skirt – Black – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Epiphany “Classy & Sassy” By Phedora (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose: FOXCITY. Detached Bento Pose Set (*new* @ Limit8)

Grace is wearing:
hair:  [RA] Lana Hair – (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: YS&YS – Rose Tone 2
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Corset – Green – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Skirt – Green – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
Gos – Bianca Pumps

pose: FOXCITY. Red Hot Bento Pose Set

SCENE:
REIGN.- BABE CAVE #1 RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BOSS BABE DESK 2 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- MISC. SUPPLIES (WHITE)- # 10 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BABE CAVE SOFA- #15 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BABE CAVE OTTOMAN (SILVER)- # 16 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BABE CAVE RUG- # 18 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22 (*new* @ Epiphany)
REIGN.- BABE CAVE VANITY- # 27 (*new* @ Epiphany)

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Kiss & Makeup’ Makeup Clutter (*new* @ Epiphany)
Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter (*new* @ Epiphany)
Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Planet Of the Vapes’ Electric Vape (*new* @ Epiphany)

Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter White

18.erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – woman

Dead Dollz – Vacanze Romane – Suitcase
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Smokey Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Nude Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Colors Palette

-tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Round Cloche
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag
-tres blah- Jolie – Makeup Organizer
-tres blah- Jolie – Vintage Bottle
-tb- Vanity – Brushes
-tb- Vanity – Nail Polishes
-tb- Vanity – Platter of Treasures
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Tossed Clothes
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Wine Duet
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Morning Start
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE

1. [ dynasty ] – The Oxford Effect – Comb/Cologne

Quasi – Standing Jewelry Box
Quasi – Opened Jewelry Box

Fancy Decor: Serpentine Candlestick (silver & black) *new*
Fancy Decor: Plastic Side Table (pink)

[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Personal Massager
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Zanax RARE

+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel)

05.[Sallie x Body Language] Undressed : Bra A
08.[Sallie x Body Language] Undressed : Socks B

[ zerkalo ] Backstreet Hideout – Bra

* SORGO – Pain Killers

NOMAD // Allergy Medicine (Rez)
NOMAD // Bright Headed Mannequin A

The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Peacock Bustle RARE (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Peacock Bodice – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Skirt – Purple – MAITREYA(Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Train – Purple – MAITREYA (Jan Pocket Gacha)
The Annex – SYTF Gacha – Peacock Headdress RARE (Jan Pocket Gacha)

{-MK-} mannequin_Cloth (Black/1Li)

not so bad . NEW YORK gacha . art work . edition 3
not so bad . NEW YORK gacha . art work . edition 4

A N E Decor – Skull Vase Makeup (1Li) Pink

 

 

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Gacha, Gatcha, Gotcha!

I have no idea who originated the quote or if I even have it right…or even close, but I’ve said it for years never believing for one second that I was being original, “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but everyone doesn’t want to hear yours.”
gotcha

I’ve been on the grid for almost ten years now and I’ve witnessed a great deal of change. Not just from base prims to flexi to sculpts to mesh, but photography and marketing, too. I’m not claiming to be an expert on all things Second Life. I’m far too easily distracted by occurrences in my own small world. However, I have had the pleasure of once upon a time owning a store, a club, and various jobs along the way. From customer service to management, I’ve tried my hand at quite a few things. This isn’t even my first attempt at blogging. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is the approach to marketing.
Hunts don’t seem to be as big of a deal as they once were, as a lot of designers just didn’t put as much effort into the hunt prizes and fewer people wanted to participate for that reason.
I remember when Gachas first showed up and I thought they were such a cute novel idea. They quickly became an addiction and even a way of life for some. It took me a while, but I think I’ve finally gotten my personal relationship with these vexing little machines under control. The irony is in the name…although I’m not even sure what is the correct spelling anymore.
A few years ago, I took a year long break from the grid and upon my return Events were all the rage. I’m not sure when they started exactly or which ones were even first, but they’ve certainly become the most common method of shopping now. More focus is placed on events these days than actual brands and some designers don’t even seem to have an actual store, but can be found in all the big events.
Now the newest trend seems to be the monthly boxes containing exclusive content. You pay L$XXXX each month and receive a box of merchandise that will surpass the value, containing exclusive items.
Another trend, that I first noticed happening with Gacha projects, is the colloboration efforts between designers.

Now, these are all amazing and fantastic ideas and I love all watching the innovation. I love all the excitement over new and shiny things being delivered in new and shiny ways! I know a lot of people out there aren’t happy about the monthly boxes. There are people out there that are even anti-gacha…I know, can you imagine? Well, here’s the good news!  No one is forcing anyone to participate in ANY of these events. Period.  No one forces anyone to participate in  Second Life and no one is forcing anyone to shop. So, unless a designer is being unethical, I just don’t believe we should be lashing out at them on social media, which seems to be a trend of its own these days. Plus, it kinda just makes you look childish, mean, and bitter…so put on your big boy/girl panties and try to be enough of an adult to warrant having a social media page in the first place, will ya?
gatcha

I will continue to enjoy my Luxe Box, my gachas, and anything else on the grid that I see fit…judge me if you want, but you have to admit…I look FABULOUS! ♥

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Gym (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
#2 MC.Night Essentials.Top 2pack.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)
#3 Mc.Night Essentials.Shorts.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)

scene:
STATEMENT [pixel perfect – wall art]
DRD gg rug round 60sflowers (DRD VIP-September Group Gift)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Shabby Stands  (*new* @ The Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb (*new* @ The Arcade)
little bones. Plasma Ball (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision Videos –  Horror RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision VHS – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Beth the Bride (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Reservoir Balloon (*new* @ The Arcade)
R(S)W & YKFK Ladybug Top (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior(the box was cool, so I used it, too)
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box (Group Gift)
Sway’s [Peacock] Table Lamp . cobalt (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Sleeping Bag – Prints (*new* @ The Arcade)
* SORGO – Pain Killers (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Chipsters – Chippers – Salt & Vinegar (rez) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee (*new* @ The Arcade)
JIAN Lively Labs :: Family Bed (*new* @ The Arcade)
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Cage Pics (White) (FLF-Sept 16)