Posted in Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Legacy, Second Life

Marathon of Possibilities

I have a tendency run a complete marathon of possibilities in my head with just about everything. It doesn’t matter if its something I’m excited about or something that scares me. So, if I meet a guy and everything is falling into place, I’m quick to think of all the ways this could work out in good ways, all while waiting for the penny to drop. I make myself absolutely crazy doing this. As I continue my therapy and learning to be mindful, I have been trying really hard not to do this. As it often leads to very hurt feelings for which I have no one to blame but myself. Listen, I’m trying, okay?
So, recently I met someone that has already made some serious improvements to my life. I ran the marathon, of course, and I got excited. Alas, real life has gotten in the way of my virtual dreams and the penny has officially dropped. HOWEVER, I’m super pleased with myself this go round, because I did not fall apart or feel that sense of devastation when the penny dropped. I just accepted the situation for what it is and have decided to just make the most of it. This person offered me some tools that work with my therapy tools and I’m hopeful about my own personal plan for a change. So, I’ve grabbed that silver lining by the tail and I am holding on for dear life. I don’t know how much time I have left on this planet, but I’ll be damned if I’m going to just give up. I’ve survived far too much to let life hold me down now.

Little Fox

hair: –FABIA– Mesh Hair < Elba>
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face W001 – Mocap
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin:  [Glam Affair] Josie Applier [ Genus ] @ Access

Wednesday[+] ~ Idoru Eyelashes @ Kustom9
[Heaux] Dolly Eyes

.::Nanika::. Leah Necklace
Little Fox – Sophia @ Anthem

pose: FOXCITY. Playroom Bento Pose Set

scene:
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Playroom

tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Cat Face Pillow

*Tentacio* melancholy days
-record player
-feel the music

all plants from dust bunny

 

Posted in Apple Fall, Events, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Take Me Somewhere

I grew up watching these commercials about Calgon and hearing these exhausted women beg Calgon to take them away.  Then you would see them whisked away to some beautiful fantasy world of waterfalls and forest streams and beaches….all sorts of fantastic scenes. I begged my mother for some Calgon, so she got it….it didn’t take me anywhere! Can you believe that? *giggles*
I really don’t know what I thought was going to happen, but I do know that I believed I would be transported. I’m sure I watched far too many episodes of Fantasy Island around the same time and a big FU to you youngins who don’t know what Fantasy Island is…lol.

take me somewhere
A false memory would be everything
A denial my eliminent –Mogwai Take Me Somewhere Nice

.Florix. Outdoor bathtube (*new* @ Blueprint)
.Florix. Stone pavement
.Florix. Wood deck – 03

N4RS Spa Side Table
N4RS Spa Towels
N4RS Candles
N4RS Massage Oil

tres blah– Hodgepodge – Wine Duet

Apple Fall Design a Planter –

{anc} bubbles
{anc} forest lanterns

[DDD] Twinkling Ivy

Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Small

Posted in CandyDoll, Catwa, Collabor88, Essenz, Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping

Cursed

The lyrics of this song pretty much say it all. So, I’m just gonna let Jacob Lee explain it his way, but I will give you the lyrics this time. *smiles* So, right below are the lyrics and the video is beneath the details of this incredible scene that CandyDoll has created for Epiphany. There are a few more pieces and I’ve added a few from other places, but the over all feel of this scene wouldn’t be possible without the major components from CandyDoll’s Dolly Room Gacha.

Jacob Lee – Cursed

They tell me, it’s all in my mind
They don’t know, they’re yet to try
My thoughts are safer inside
I pray it hurts less this time
They tell me, it’s all in my head
They don’t know they have to check
What lies within is a mess
This pill could fix it, I guess

Don’t say, it’s all in my brain
‘Cause I can’t help being this way
I feel the changes they’ve made
Now I don’t feel the same
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they take me far from my home
They say, “It’s better this way”
But the voices, they tell me I’m sane
They think they’re cleansing my veins
As they hook me up in this place

They say it starts in my skull
Makes its way down through my blood
It’s been with me since I was young
But they can’t explain what it’s from
I think that I’ve had enough
I don’t know who I can trust
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they take me far from my home
They say, “It’s better this way”
But the voices, they tell me I’m sane
They think they’re cleansing my veins
As they hook me up in this place
Leave my secrets alone
They aren’t for you to know
I hear the knock at my door
As they make me vacate my bones

Cursed

wearing:
hair:  little bones. Relay (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
_CandyDoll_ Dolly Sleep Mask (*new* @ Epiphany)
(AMD) Leafy Armbands (*new* @ N21)
(Yummy) Festival Ring Set (*new* @ N21)
_CD_ Dolly Rose Top (*new* @ Epiphany)
_CD_ Dolly Rose Panties (*new* @ Epiphany)
Essenz – Bari (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose by Infiniti

scene:
_CandyDoll_ Dolly Room Gatcha – (*new* @ Epiphany)
-_CandyDoll_ RARE – Dolly Room
-_CandyDoll_ RARE – Dolly Queen Bed
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Floor Pillow
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Wall Frame
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Suitcase
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Lamp
-_CandyDoll_ Doll PC
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Desk
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Macaron Plate
-_CandyDoll_ Dolly Round Rose Rug

tb– Bon Voyage – Books
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
tres blah– Workspace – Tablet
-tres blah- Workspace – Pencil Holder
-tres blah- Pampered – Treat Yourself

+Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtain – Long

Posted in Animals, Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, fri.day, Jian, Klubwerk.poses, Mina Hair, Second Life

Farewell, Summer

It would seem that while spring came early in my area, summer arrived on time. Now it seems that summer might be leaving on time, as well. This is highly unusual for where I live. August and September seem to be two of the hottest months of the year. Don’t get me wrong. July and August were more than happy to carry the load this year, but the temperatures have dropped significantly this past week and according to the weather predictions, they won’t be climbing back up anytime soon. I don’t mind, because I absolutely love fall. Plus, in SL its whatever season I want it to be! I’m pleased as punch to bid farewell to summer…its about to be cardigan season!!!

so long summer

wearing:
hair: MINA – Milena (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EF: Sequoia Necklace – Trio (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Tres Blah – Atomic Crop Top (August Luxe Box)
!APHORISM! – Jane Boyfriend Jeans  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
fri. – Edie Sandals

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 2. Adult Companion RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
JIAN ‘dorable Danes 4. Blue Companion Pup (*new* @ Arcade)

pose: KlubWerK.poses – Madison set
location: Baja Sands

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)