Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Can I get laughing gas in that pack?

My daughter is having a wonderfully geeky summer. I know that bringing up kids is 100% just growing my own fun friend to hang out with, so I've been enjoying her geeky summer too. Do you guys follow the geek folk band The Doubleclicks? They were in our town, and we got to go see them in an intimate little venue. It was fantastic, my daughter's first concert. Then, we went to the live show of Welcome to Night Vale, and it was SUCH a gathering of Night Vale fans that it felt like a con. (Hey, are there geek cons in Second Life? Imagine if Comicon were also in Second Life?) Heck, a lady dressed as the glow cloud, and the whole audience intoned "ALL HAIL."

In Second Life, I've been sorting my stuffed Objects folder, and came out with old but nice bits of goodness -- this adorable and useful kitty rebreather with gas pack from Katat0nik, because it's important to be realistic here in second life. Also, these hairs are new from Clawtooth. Nice coloring, Bubs!

Hair: Clawtooth: The Sweetness - Light Ombre Pack
Gas Mask: Katat0nik & Clemmm (black kitty) gas mask and tank backpack
Shirt: Lazybones cropped shirt in black
Shorts: Lazybones leather boxers in black
Tattoo: White Widow Zoom
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits - Lucky Day and Mockin' Bird Rings
Ears: GField Cat Ears Headband
Eyes: Schadenfreude sedusa eyeliner and shadow

Hair: Clawtooth: The Sweetness - Pastel Pack
Gas Mask: Katat0nik & Clemmm (lavender kitty) gas mask and tank backpack
Jeans: Emery Banks Ripped Knees Jeans in pure
Shirt: Lazybones Joanna Bralet in Lilac
Tattoo: White Widow Charade
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits - I'll Shot the Moon and The Briar & the Rose

Monday, July 25, 2016

Fox masks and bloody kimono

Well, well, well. Another cute/horrific Japanese event, and I want nearly everything there. I'm grateful that events exist -- it's such a good way to browse curated new works and really go for what thematically jives with me. (I'm a huge fan of We Heart RP, for example!) Wouldn't it be even more awesome if events like this were also good places to congregate and look at each other? Imagine if lag and rendering were no issue at all? Second Life would be that much more fun ...

Anyway. I am hanging out in Kat & Clemmm's kimonos for this event, and it looks like I need to go back and get a bunch of accessories, too. Come hang out with me at UBUME! I'll see your floating head and disembodied clothing lurking in front of you, no doubt, but it's the ghost in the shell that matters.

Clemmm & Katat0nik Spider Lily Cursed Kimono and White Rabit Cursed Kimono with:
corpse ornaments
kimono with teeth
a foot strap
hanging bandage
hair bow thingie

Schadenfreude Stripey Spiral Horn Earrings
Schadenfreude purple sedusa eyeliner
Pink Fuel Doll V2 (vamp) with purple thin gloss
7+Piero black shinobi tabi boots
Calico Leila in Fades

Sunday, July 24, 2016

By Mombi's heads

The other day, settling into a new little house thing in SL, I realized that it looks a lot like my real life home, right down to the distressed metal display case. Crazy, right? I laughed at myself for totally replicating how I live in real life in second life -- and then realized that this is probably what we all do. It's like lining a nest, building a den for our imagination. We bring what's comfortable, couches and pillows and objects. Maybe some of us build the Versailles or the bunker of their dreams, but so many of us don't. (Anyway, it's still ridiculous that I need a room of my own that totally resembles of my own.)

Back to the idea of a den for my own imagination. I'm still terrified of the operation I'm having in October, and undoubtedly that's why I'm back here, in this place where fake bodies can be swapped out as regularly as the heads of Mombi of the North.

Um. Here are two hair fair hairs by Calico! We are all Mombi.

Illusions Ibex horns
Calico Wendy for Hair Fair in pastels
Pixicat hunter pants in black
Pixicat Linn top - latex for FLF
Pink Fuel Doll V2 in Vamp with glossy black lips
Vale Koer radiant sandals
Ellabella Saint piercings
Ellabella Nuala necklace in jet
Bliensen + MaiTai Gilgalad tiara
White Widow Tesis
Plastik Bloodless eyes in Silvered

Calico Hazel for Hair Fair in fades
Pixicat hunter set in black
Plastik Frecka summer markings skin
Pink Fuel doll Vorpal Horns
Pink Fuel glossy pout lipstick in choco
Bliensen + MaiTai Gilgalad tiara
Ellabella Saint piercings
Lassitude & Ennui Bernadotte boots in black
White Widow Charade in black

Friday, July 22, 2016

For strength and change

Last night, I finished reading the Reynolds biography of Dorothy L. Sayers, and (no spoilers here, I hope) it ended with her death. She fortuitously wrote her own epitaph, and these words have been comforting me as I face another health issue -- I'm finally scheduled up for a hysterectomy, my real life body put to the knife once more.

"For all things merry, quaint and strange,
For sound and silence, strength and change,
And last, for death, which only gives
Value to every thing that lives."

-- Dorothy L. Sayers

I'd been worrying. Have I left enough behind me? Probably not. You only get back the love you give, and I sometimes fear I haven't given enough. So, universe, I'd better survive this one! I have to stick around to love people more. You win life when you leave people behind who miss you, but who say, "Hey, she lived well."

Anyway. Go get these boots, they're cool.

Lassitude & Ennui Thylacine boots in brown at We Heart RP
Aisling Theia Tiara
White Widow Zoom tattoo in black
Pink Fuel Doll V2 (Vamp) with glossy black lips
Clef de Peau Outlet. Kylie dress in midnight
Exile Morning Glory in Fantasy

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Here comes your ghost again

Hi. All three of these hairs are by Fashionably Dead for Hair Fair, and I am kind of addicted to that light grey/silver color in the middle there. My real life head is growing it for real, all that silver, and it's impossible to dye quite so easily as my Second Life head. Also the virtual body is much easier to tattoo, damnit.

Anyway, my shorts are see-through and I couldn't figure out how to wear underpants beneath them, so there you have it. Luckily another thing that's far too easy is a Second Life Brazillian.

Hair: fashionably dead Sea Salt in Pastel - aqua for Hair Fair
Top: Fawny - The Mistress Top (I cheated and erased my boobs, it's supposed to fit Maitreya)
Bikini: Schadenfreude Batkini with SLink appliers
Horns: Schadenfreude Kinder Horns

Hair: fashionably dead Bonfire in Pastel - grey for Hair Fair
Skin: Pink Fuel Doll V2 Vamp
Dress: Bueno shortdress in black for Kustom9
Bracelets: Schadenfreude Skeletal Grip Grab
Tattoo: White Widow Charade in Black
Horns: Illusions Cerwn Horns

Hair: fashionably dead Mermaid in Pastel - pink for Hair Fair
Shorts: Cameo 6ixx Sydni Shorts in black
Top: B.C.C. Bittersweet top - tropic
Horns: Plastik Ribboned Arachzis in fools gold

Monday, July 18, 2016

Pretty jewelry at Secret Affair

I am hiking in a bikini to highlight this jewelry set by Bliensen + MaiTai. It's lovely, the tiara and necklace and earrings. It also perfectly suits this Hair Fair 'do by Calico. Also, this horse is totally judging me for not wearing jeans and hiking boots.

Illusions Dalli horns
Calico Leila hair for hair fair in pastels
Bliensen + MaiTai Suleyka earrings, necklace, tiara for Secret Affair
Twisted Candy bikini in gold
White Widow Tesis in white
Pink Fuel Drow in Dusk
Photo set by Whole Wheat

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monkey? Bear? Cat?

Look at this crazy hair from Katat0nik! There are more types than this, and you can channel your own laquer nesting doll by visiting the Okinawa Summer Festival and playing her gacha. I do love how the side buns hair reminds me of the Russian animated monkey/bear thing, Cheburashka. I'm tempted to put on a furry brown coat and blue scarf and spend the rest of my day pretending.

In other news, I hung out in another one of Whole Wheat's builds, this time in a bikini standing next to an unconcerned horse.

Katat0nik Kokeshi hair gacha at the Okinawa summer festival (SLURL here)
side buns bows
high buns
kitty bow

Cameo 6ixx Sydni Shorts in black
Cameo 6ixx Shelby Knotted T-shirt in black
Nosering: Kunst flower septum

Makeup: The Snow Crane by Miss Shippe
Skin: Pink Fuel Doll V2 Vamp with glossy black lips and black brows
Necklace: Lassitude & Ennui forget-me-not necklace in silver
Ring: Schadenfreude Cat Wee Beastie Ring