Saturday, August 2, 2008

A damsel with a dulcimer

I like exploring. I especially like peeking through people's Second Life Flickr accounts so that I can see their wildly different vision of what Second Life can be. Kiya posted some photos from the Kingdom of Sand roleplaying sim, and her photos were so lovely that I had to go explore. I always feel slightly worried when I head into R-rated RP places (like Gor), so I figured I'd best look anachronistic to frighten off any potential slavers. Cute is the best defense, right?!

I'm also wearing a number of t-shirts that I splurged upon yesterday at ~momo~. I saw these shirts advertised on the feed (over here) and hopped right over (and then dragged several friends). Do go for the 1L ice cream tattoo!

UPDATE just so that I can move my post to the top of the feed! (Just teasing, guys :D ). Today in that IRL place, I went to an awesome Korean grocery called Super H Mart. It had amazingly fresh squid, and I took lots of photos of the treasures. Damn, I love exploring, IRL too. You can find my flickr stream here.

***T-shirts: ~momo~ Bananas Pink, YummyTee Brown, calaveras tee in black and blue
***Necklace: Lazy Places [LP] Fishbones Collar - black
***Socks: *katat0nik* lt blue/teal striped stockings
***Hair: kin-Kaoru-white
***Avatar bits: Lost Creatures Rayndeer - female - white
***Skirt and garters: ~silentsparrow~ (ash) coppelia from the set
***Arm warmers: Sundown Apparel :SDA: Aqua Warmer set
***Corset: ~silentsparrow~ beloved corset in sea from the set

Friday, August 1, 2008

My last summer

Hello 8D. Today I am haunting MiaSofia's lucky chair, trying to snag the really cool skybox that she built (photo below above the outfit credits). I really loved what a few Japanese clothing/furniture designers did with skyboxes at the iTuTu skybox festival, and wonder if it was inspired by that event. If so, awesome, everybody keep it up!

I love lucky chairs (and hate them due to my sadly common name). I'm also wearing a swim suit from amerie's Naughty from a chair -- it's a group gift located in a camp chair, and it's completely adorable with it's little ruffly skirt.

And look. Striped socks by MiaSofia too. Have a good day, everyone! I'm spending mine with my mommy and papa. I took mommy to see Mamma Mia last night, and we both cried through it (aren't we saps).

I vill own the skybox, o yes. That A is MINE.

***Skin: MiaSofia *mia* Dalmation Dames Skin 1 (with ears and tail)
***Hair: *KUROTSUBAKI* hair_heart_7_gold
***Socks: MiaSofia *mia* Stripe Wool Sox
***Shoes: Lazy Places [LP] cute fruits lemon flats
***Swimsuit: amerie's Naughty *aN* Bather in black - group camp chair gift
***Yellow cropped top: part of *KUROTSUBAKI*'s used flower cardigan in yellow

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Socks sells

Allegory and I are playing with her Lloyd elephant poseballs :D

Schadenfreude has new striped socks that look like they're straight out of Dr. Seuss, and I've been reading far too many children's books.

Knox in box.
Fox in socks.
Knox on fox in socks in box.
Socks on Knox and Knox in box.
Fox in socks on box on Knox.
(-From Fox in Socks)

Try to say that ten times fast!

...I had a small conversation with Teagan this morning about other striped socks. She mentioned that Layniewear had some of the first, and I realized that yes, there are a ton of striped sock sources on the grid. I mean, I love the ones by Canimal and katat0nik too, and you can find Japanese designer ones from LicoLico...I dunno what to say about blogging. I'm not a reliable news source, I'm a random girl who puts on clothes! I also love you all. Peace.

***SOCKS! Schadenfreude Orange Knit Stripey Socks
***Skin: Minajunk skin Live01 underline
***Earrings, necklace: Earthtones Chakra Hoop Earrings, Long Beads Necklace
***Shoes: /Fuel/ Bella Courts
***Dress: Schadenfreude Tease in Copper
***Hair: -Hiccup Alala in Black with purple tint

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The hills are alive

I am still having a bit of fun with this new shape, as you can see. In some skins (especially this one, where the boob shading is quite pronounced), my avatar looks all set for a night in Amsterdam. The faces on these skins are gorgeous -- they come in a pack of three (makeups below) for 1000L, amazingly affordable for non-Eloh-mod skins. I discovered this skin source from Beanie loves Japan! And I love Beanie ♥...

I am still working through my prospectus revisions. Therefore, I'll be brief and not wordy today, and leave you with this empty space where my mind was. Empty spaces feel like haiku to me, and this one that reminds me of hugging my kid (from the Quarterly journal of Japanese Short Form Poetry):

southerly change
my daughter's cheek
hot against mine

-- by Sandra Simpson

Too bad I couldn't find a haiku about mountains. Or...valleys. Or...

Skins: Hal*Hina F/Gothic Basic Set in *pink* *leaf* and *black*

***Skins: Hal*Hina F/Gothic Basic Set in *pink* *leaf* and *black*
***liprings: Ellantha Larsson's Abalone Lip pierce with face light
***Shape: Boneflower Designs ~ broken ~ real girls female shape - sasha
***Nails: Adam and Eve *ae* rouge finger nails
***Necklace: Violet Voltaire Angel Necklace in black/white
***Faun Parts: Queen Titania's Court faun in obsidian
***Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Chloe sculpted flat in black
***Pants with bondage belts: Schadenfreude rust lurking, from the outfit
***Hair: Zero Style *Ayase* in Ginger Brown
***Shirt: Kyoot Army [KA] Electro Ballet in black, from the outfit

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Now with 75% more boob

Outfit credits are at the bottom of this post, as always ♥

I haz a new shape. It is Boneflower Designs' ~broken~ shape. It is no-mod, and cost me 900L. I really love the face -- the designer spent a lot of time on it! I must admit that I'm shy about the size of the boobs. I'm not used to being booblicious IRL or in SL, so it always makes me pause when I catch a profile angle...if the shape were mod, I'd tone it down a tad, but I realize that I'm rare. The other mod that I'd make to this shape is to reduce the skull size a bit, although I understand that it's large in order to look cutely anime-esque!

The shape goes with the Boneflower's Whispers of Night skins that I totally love, but also looks great with the new Minajunk exotic skins (photos below)! Despite my shyness at such a curvy avatar, it must be eye-catching, because while wandering the grid this morning no less than three people asked me questions about my outfit.

The outfit, I admit, comes from dedicated scrounging. I spent a while on the camp chairs at Dark Eden this morning and got the belt and boots for free (mmm, boots and belts); found the hoodie at Useless Children's new outlet at Floyd; and got the tights as a freebie during the iTuTu skybox event. So yes, totally tossed together while sitting on a camp chair. Do I still look like "me" in this outfit? Hmm.

Minajink exotic skins in red, pink and blue

***Shape: Boneflower Designs ~ broken ~ real girls female shape - sasha
***Pants: **TC in SHELTER** The Closet Tone Denim in black
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Coronis - Ivory
***Belt: Dark Eden camp chair item, Mania white belt, small
***Shoes: Dark Eden camp chair item, mistweave boots in white
***Socks: amerie's Naughty *aN* Candy Socks star
***Bracelets: Curious Kitties Ribbon Bound Bracelet in orange
***Hoodie: Useless Children *UC* Cat-parker
***Skin: Minajink skin exotic in red, pink and blue

Monday, July 28, 2008

Viking horn!

Bare Rose is an enormous reminder of the imaginative potential of Second Life. Case in point, today's outfit, the "Viking." I am wearing the male version of the outfit because even my imagination couldn't stretch to leather armor bikinis. What is an armored bikini supposed to protect, anyhow? "You can stab my heart, but damn, leave my naughty bits intact" ?

Today, I am a half-goat Sidhe from under-the-mountain, all ready to face the incoming hoards of the Tuatha de Dannan. Along with the outfit is this choppy red cut -- when I think "dangerous warrior hair" I generally think Philotic Energy, probably because of the 'do with the axe hanging off the back of it. I'm kind of vain, too -- had to make sure my lipstick was straight before heading out into the moonlight.

***Hair: Philotic Energy push in red
***Outfit: Bare Rose B@R Viking (comes with three colors, dangerous sock ruffles, and a spare sword, tons of pieces)
***Skin: /artilleri/ emi skins in Dark Tan Natt
***Faun bits: Queen Titania's Court faun in fire
***Tattoo: Kao Skins group gift camp chair item

Sunday, July 27, 2008

In Just-

What a fun morning. katat0nik tugged me over to the Aoharu ice cream event. She handed me a nice cold cone and pointed excitedly to the stand. "Ten lindens for random ice cream!"

I stood there and fed lindens to the stand with great fascination for a while, getting earrings, necklaces, and a number of cones which I promptly distributed to all the awake people on my friend list. Mint chocolate chip, orange sherbert, strawberry, green tea. I have a total fondness for asian ice cream flavors, and because of this, my RL self needs to hit the pan-Asian market tonight. (Have you ever had mochi-covered ice cream balls? Yum.)

I'm still wearing frocks from Floyd! This one is a neat vintage dress from Coucou. I'm wearing it with new hair from katat0nik (Phire wrote about the hair here) and this gorgeous bloody skin from Minajunk. (Damn you, pretty skin-makers, for making pretty skins! And bless you too!)

And because ice cream puts me in mind of Spring and festivals and fun, here's a snippet from e.e.cummings:



balloonMan whistles

***Floaty lights: iTuTu garden & furniture Loofhalight set C
***Dress: *coucou* retro dress - pink flower-
***Skin: Minajunk Defiantly01 normal
***Nails: adam n eve coffee bean finger nails
***Faun ear, horns, tail: Queen Titania's Court female faun in fire
***Hair: *katat0nik* (naturals) Lolli Hair
***Ice cream: AOHARU_SoftIceCream_Strawberry_Milk
***Necklace: AOHARU SoftIceCream_greentea
***Faun legs: Sharda Mirabeau [ OB ] Faun Legs in Bay