Posted in Animals, Catwa, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Landscaping, Lelutka, Second Life, The Liaison Collaborative, Uber SL

Just LION around

From the moment I saw these lions from Rezz Room, I knew exactly what type of photo I wanted to do. Lucky for me, I have some very patient friends that were more than willing to pose all pretty. What I was going for was one of those situations where models are doing an editorial spread and shoot on location. While they pose and look all aloof or bored, when deep down they are screaming inside because they are so close to the lions. The best part of this is that when Precious was posing, she didn’t even notice the lions until I showed her my raw shot. *dies laughing* I think she was too busy trying to look down my shirt! Meanwhile, we just dumped poor Damien in the back and told him to keep his hands to himself. *laughs* That’s probably why he’s shooting us the bird! *giggles* And Puss…well, she’s just my original toon that does as I tell her.

safari

Let’s start with the real stars of the photo:

[Rezz Room] Lion Male Adult Animesh (Companion) @ ManCave
[Rezz Room] Lioness Animesh (Companion) @ Uber
[Rezz Room] Lion Cub Animesh (Companion) @ Uber

left to right super quick credits:

Damien:
Modulus – Hugo Hair
LeLUTKA.Head.Skyler

Legal Insanity – Ronan ripped shirt
Legal Insanity – James ripped denims
EQUAL – Lee Sneakers

pose: Ana Poses – Bologna Men

Sady:
DOUX – Maddie Hairstyle @ Level
LeLUTKA Fleur Head
+Apocalyptic+ Snake seduction tattoo @ Dubai

.miss chelsea. Asha Top @ Anthem
amias – DAVIN pants gray @ Anthem
Mosquito’s Way – Olivia @ TLC

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set

Precious:
tram J0513b hair
CATWA HEAD Catya

Kibitz – Corinne’s leashed collar
Pixicat– Maire Top

pose: FOXCITY. Legs for Days Bento Pose Set

Puss: 
DOUX – Cordelia Hairstyle
GENUS Project – Classic Face

EVANI – (13) Hanna top
EVANI – (14) Hanna shorts

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set

scene created using:
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Desert Land
(Milk Motion) dry bushes

Skye Windswept Tree

[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry 03 – random

Serenity Style– Military 4×4 Camo RARE

Junk Food – Cooler (Black)

Posted in Dahlia, Events, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, shopping

Take One Day Away

“Every person needs to take one day away.  A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future.  Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence.  Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for.  Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
― Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now

mossmink mudhoney dahlia summerfest

#ninety – Ice- Cream Shop Build @ Summerfest
#ninety – Sea Food Shop Build @ Summerfest
#ninety – Smoothie Shop Build @ Summerfest

:Fanatik Architecture: ROCKS 2018

Ariskea [Plumeria] Plumeria Orange Plant @ Summerfest

[-BLUE SKY-] Wall Surfboard – Turtles @ Summerfest
[-BLUE SKY-] Wall Surfboard – Mandala Decor @ Summerfest

Dahlia – Nohea Set @ Summerfest
Dahlia – Nohea – Heart Bowls
Dahlia – Nohea – Table
Dahlia – Nohea – Towels – Tarnished
Dahlia – Nohea – Tropical Smoothie Bowl – Dragon

DEAD DOLL – Beach Tote @ Summerfest

MADRAS Elilan Book Stool @ Equal10
MADRAS Elilan Pot Decor @ Equal10

[Merak] – Coastal Desires @ Summerfest
[Merak] – Coastal Ladder Shelf
[Merak] – Coastal Lamp
[Merak] – Octopus Figurine (Blue)
[Merak] – Coastal Tray
[Merak] – Coastal Books
[Merak] – Octopus Figurine (White)

Mithral * Bulb Duo (Black) @ Equal10

MH Marli Deck Chair @ Summerfest

Skye Alligator Apple Bush
Skye Bamboo Palm LI:1
Skye Banana Plant LI:1
Skye Zingiberaceae LI:1

[BB] Animesh Party Pooper Pug @ Equal10

[Commoner] THC Gummies / Beach Bliss @ Summerfest

brocante. waterfront pier / worn @ Summerfest

hive // potted palm tree @ Summerfest
hive // summer tote @ Summerfest

tarte. palm trees @ Summerfest

{moss&mink} Milena Outdoor Chair @ Summerfest
{moss&mink} Milena Outdoor Sofa @ Summerfest

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Mina Hair, Prism Events, Salem, Second Life, vinyl

Sometimes, they win

“Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” — Stephen King

Mina Vinyl Contraption Salem Prcye

hair: MINA – Caty @ FaMESHed
head: [ContraptioN] The Faceless Mask *???* F @ Salem
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)

VINYL – Sammy Occult Dress @ FaMESHed

pose by DelMay
ax: FLECHA Rune Axe fullperm

Enchanted Woods by Studio Skye

Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Foxcity, Jian, pr!tty, Rebel Hope, Second Life, shopping

Norwegian Forest Cats

These are such beautiful cats, but my experience with them in RL has not been pleasant. You see, my mother had one for almost 20yrs. She wasn’t purebred and was fixed far too young, so she didn’t grow into her full size. However, she maintained all the other characteristics. The ONLY person she liked was my mother. She would hiss and claw at anyone and everyone else. She tolerated other cats, but only if they respected her space. She was absolutely gorgeous though. I wanted so badly to snuggle her, but she would have no part in that. Regardless of how hateful my mother’s cat was in RL, these gorgeous Forest cats from Jian are a must have. Absolutely adorable like all of their pets.
You probably thought I was about to teach you something about these critters, huh? Nah, that’s what Google is for….g’head, go learn. ♥

nfc

 

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Dakota (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Uma
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ  “Merrylu” Mixedtype
!Rebel Hope – Tally Mesh Sweater Dress  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Wella Mesh Knit Leg Warmers (*new* @ FaMESHed)

JIAN Forest Cats (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: Foxcity Sits Vol3 Set
Driftwood Beach Den from Studio Skye 1

Posted in Animals, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Jian, Landscaping, Lybra, Mina Hair, Prism Events, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum, The Annex

Heart of Glass

Tiger Lion – Heart Of Glass (cold cover)

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do
Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind
Lost inside
Adorable illusion and I cannot hide
I’m the one you’re using, please don’t push me aside
We coulda made it cruising, yeah
Yeah, riding high on love’s true bluish light
In between
What I find is pleasing and I’m feeling fine
Love is so confusing there’s no peace of mind
If I fear I’m losing you it’s just no good
You teasing like you do

frozen heart

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Alexa  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
crown: The Annex  – Moon Child Crown (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Merrylu” Nordic (*new* @ Uber)
tattoo: [White~Widow] Caravage – White
Amala – The Kylie Choker – Thick
CURELESS [+] The Twelfth Night / Alpine Fur / PURE
LYBRA . Ara Babyblue  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS
glass heart custom made

pose: GingerFish Poses – Yuletide (*new* @ Darkness Monthly)

scene created with:
Enchanted Woods V2 from Studio Skye
T-Spot Winter Tree w/ Lights – White
JIAN :: Arctic Fox Collection
Botanical – Complete Decorative Light Set
{anc} cracked glass (cloud)

Posted in Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

The Land of Make Believe

When I was a kid I loved playing make believe. I never had an invisible friend, because my friends were stuffed animals. They all had their own names and personalities. *gives you a look* Stop laughing! I’m totally serious! Skunky was my bestest friend in the world and I think I only put him to rest about five years ago, though he’d spent the better part of his life in a plastic bag in storage. Bless him, he held on as long as he could, but bandaids and lipstick (shut up) only took him so far. Missing most of his stuffing and the ability to cuddle at night, he took his place in storage with memories until I binge watched Hoarders. Anyway, my family used to go camping quite a lot when I was a child and I used to imagine living like that all the time, not just on weekend trips with the family.

off the grid2

My parents, believe it or not, were pretty lenient about how I decorated my room. As a teen my walls were covered with posters and nothing was ever said. When I was little though, my father would help me build forts in my room that resembled tents and I would keep it up for weeks at a time. Naturally when I discovered Second Life, I found my make believe heaven. I can live in an apocalyptic world or off the grid for as long as I want. Death Row Designs makes it even better by making beautiful creations with which I can bring my imagination to life. How freaking cool is that?

off the grid

DRD PA Coveted Outhouse
DRD – post apocalyptic sewer home
DRD – PA – Makeshift Refuge
Skye Land Forms
[we’re CLOSED] tree 01A autumn
[we’re CLOSED] grass field dry

Posted in Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Musical Musings

I was shopping with my mother when Kid Rock’s Cowboy came on the radio. Before I knew it, I was shushing her and singing along with Kid Rock, doing my best to emulate the synthesized portions of the chorus as well as the alternating high notes.

Cowboy, baby
(With the top let down and the sunshine shinin’)
Cowboy, baby
(West Coast Chillin’ while the boone’s whinin’) I want to be a cowboy, baby
(Ride at night ’cause I sleep all day) cowboy, baby
(I can smell a pig from a mile away)
pupkins

As we pulled up to a red light, I’m still rocking out and smiling all happy. I look over at my mother and she’s staring out the window with the funniest look on her face. Mind you, I did not stop singing, but it did make me laugh a little inside. You see, my mother is not a huge music fan…I know, she has no soul, but that explains a lot, too, doesn’t it? I might also mention that she just turned 70 in August.  Anyway, since that moment at the stop light, I could not stop thinking how strange and foreign that must seem to her. I haven’t seen her sing along with a song since I was a teenager. It was right after her divorce and she was hanging out with another divorce’ going to this country bar every other Friday night. She drove me absolutely nuts and horrified me to no end with her off key rendition of Randy Travis’ Diggin Up Bones. It wasn’t quite as bad as her complete lack of rhythm when trying to dance, but she only danced in our living room after getting home from the bar. She sang in the car! People could see her and possibly hear her in traffic!

So, if I was that mortified as a teenager, how must she feel as a reserved older woman who is not remotely familiar with Kid Rock’s music? So, I decided to ask her…
There are somethings you regret the moment you put the wheels in motion.
What started off as what I thought was an innocent question, quickly turned into a debate. She proceeded to tell me how none of my music made any sense and that she thought it was rude of me to expect her to be quiet just because a song came on the radio. I then felt compelled to point out that we could ride in silence for half an hour, but the minute I say, “OH! I love this song!” and turn up the radio she feels the need to read signs and point out not at all interesting things she sees out the window. *sigh*
I guess I’ll never know how truly odd it is for her, because I’m damn sure not asking her again!

wearing:
[CX] Beaded Antlers (Brown)
MINA – Mena
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @ Kustom9)
::SG:: Lets Go Eyeshadow – JESSICA HEAD Catwa
::SG:: Clara Lips for CATWA Heads only!
. a i s l i n g . NoseChains
**RE** Raven Collar – Lock
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
!Rebel Hope – Sonoma Mesh Cardigan
BUENO – Strapless Dress  (*new* @ Kustom9)
NOMAD // Dreamer Bracelet
NOMAD // Brass Gamer Bracelet // RARE
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
{Reverie} ‘Gli Animale’ Collection – Knee Socks RARE – (*new* @ Kustom9)
!Rebel Hope – Lydia Mesh Boots

scene:
trees from Studio Skye
[Commoner] Cafe Collection / Corner Stage
[ keke ] willow leaves for ground – maxi
:CP: Autumn Hues Cuddle Seat (VIP Group Gift)
Fancy Decor: Harvest Cart
{vespertine}autumn morning bed tray.
uK – Autumn Vanity Cushion
uK – Pupkin Leaves Choco (*new* @ The Epiphany)
uK – Pupkin Cthulhu (*new* @ The Epiphany)
uK – Pupkin Patch Black (*new* @ The Epiphany)

poses by Bauhaus Movement (some slightly edited with AnyPose)