Saturday, November 9, 2013

μουσική

Musiclandia (2)

Yesterday I explored the sim Musiclandia. It's a philosophical art installation, and the explanatory notecard was full of the theory of music. The notecard posited that the difference between music and noise is simply cultural, quoting the composer John Cage: "There is no noise, only sound." Cool. I wandered through the enormous instruments and listened to the interesting noise and thought: people sure are creative in Second Life. I especially liked staring at the rhinos with instruments instead of faces, standing as if to guard the entrance to the oversized grand piano. (Go check out Musiclandia here!)

Today I reveal to you that Bubbles Clawtooth chose me as one of his bloggers. I had to step up for the occasion, so I stuck his new C88 hair on my demonic boy avatar here, and now he looks FIERCE. (Go check out C88! Lol as if the sim is ever empty.)

Clawtooth hair (2)

Musiclandia (3)

Musiclandia (4)

Clawtooth hair (1)


  • Hair: Clawtooth Gun Street Girl - black eye at Collabor88
  • Necklace: Okami Kanei Tsuho necklace in gold
  • Face thing: Keystone Catena Corona in red
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch eyes in code red
  • Ears: Illusions Sprite ears
  • Ring: Ellabella Mecha Ring - ocean silver
  • Face piercings: Ellabella Blood red dermals at Enchantment
  • Horns: Schadenfreude Kinder Horns
  • Jeans: ~silentsparrow~ Aconite jeans (royal)
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel - Freckles - Moles
  • Boots: DECO Legends - Mesh duck boots (dirt)
  • Tattoo: Ner .Ink Hard to Kill (2), face and body
  • Jacket: Razor Vacancy Hooded Jacket - glaoucous black at the Men's Department
  • Hands: Slink male hands relax

Friday, November 8, 2013

Be the cat in catastrophe

Trees of Oubliette (1)

Ever have one of those days where you need to make shitty real-life decisions? That was my yesterday. I felt like quitting this "grown up" thing and getting a brand new life entirely. Luckily, there's Second Life when things are just that bad, and I had a great moment to go hang out in beautiful Oubliette with Allegory. (Photos of Oubliette's lovely trees are in this post!)

It's always fun to tug that green-haired girl over to a sim and hang out with her, no matter how late it makes her creations. "Wear something Autumnal," I suggested, and she totally did. I am too, in clothing from the Men's Department. AITUI's jacket and shirt are built quite skinny, which is odd yet nice because so is my avatar. Find my shoes and jacket at this month's Men's Department.

(Funny story. I woke up and griped to Katat0nik that I wished my male avatar was a little more unisex so I could put on her dress, and she said, "Oh my dresses are totally unisex!" She's right, silly me!)

Trees of Oubliette (4)

Trees of Oubliette (2)

Little house on Oubliette

Men's Department (6)

Miss Allegory
Hair- Clawtooth: Windswept Lemon Lime (modded for mohawk)
Skin- Schadenfreude Moonlight Langwidere (currently unavailable)
Tattoos- ~silentsparrow~ fledermaus tattoos
Lipstick and nails- Schadenfreude Langwidere Poison Apple Lips&Nails
Ears- Schadenfreude Widowed Fey Ears
Necklaces- Balderdash - Starlight, Starbright- Necklace lassitude & ennui Lion's paw torque necklace - copper; Schadenfreude A Parliament Necklace
Bracelets- ~silentsparrow~ Fenris Leather Cuff; Balderdash - Jazz Funeral -Verdant- Bracelet
Sweater- Pig - Joe's Wallpaper Sweater Wine
Camisole- Pig Day Lilies Camisole Hunter
Corset- Schadenfreude Violet Polka Dots Corset
Trousers- ~silentsparrow~ (fir) Lysander Pants
Boots- Schadenfreude Amargosa Boots

Acha
Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel Freckles - Moles
Shoes: ::GB:: WingT high cut camoflage for Men's Department
Jacket: AITUI clothing - layered jacket in black for Men's Department
Hair: CheerNo Romeu III - blonds
Body tattoo: Sleepy Bozer - farewell summer
Face tattoo: White Widow men's June gift
Pants: DROP casual pants in Olive
Hands: Slink man hands in Relax
Stole: Schadenfreude silver foxy stole
Face piercings: Ellabella Snow White dermals
Ring: Ellabella Mecha ring in ocean silver
Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch eyes in bashful Gidge
Today's poem: Avoid Adapting Other People's Negative Views by Sharon Dolin

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wrapped dumplings in bamboo leaves

Men's Department (3)

I admit to you that I haven't gotten a new AO for my boy avatar in...*cough* number of years. I was completely overjoyed to find that Akeyo was selling one for 50% off during November's Men's Department. I bought it, put it on, and then spent five minutes trying to chase my avatar because I wasn't used to an AO that moves this much. It reminded me of Jackal's AO, a pirate one that makes it virtually impossible to photograph her, heh. Despite that, I managed to firmly trap my boy in a box and photo a few of the AO poses. I love photographing AOs because the shifts in movement make for a really natural stance.

But anyway. There's more excellent stuff out from the Men's Department, and I bought it. Yay.  (Oh and today's blog post title is from some autumn poetry by Matsuo Basho. It's the weather for it.)

Men's Department (4)


  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel freckles-moles
  • Tattoo: White Widow face tattoo, men june gift
  • Hair: INK Hair_MOAT baige from the Men's Department
  • Tattoo: Sleepy Bozer Farewell Summer from the Men's Department
  • Jeans: Zenith Olll jeans 01
  • Feet and hands: Slink men's feet and hands
  • Shirt: Sleepy Eddy Laceup Denim Shirt in hickory olive from the Men's Department
  • Collar and chain: Suala chain collar and shoulders in silver
  • Ears: Illusions Sprite Ears with wrapped cords
  • Face piercings: Ellabella snow white dermals
  • Ring: Ellabella Mecha Ring in ocean silver
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch Eyes in bashful gidge
  • Poses: Akeyo powerAO guy one from the Men's Department

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Marlboro Man is Dead

So frustrating to photo shadows on my Mac

This past weekend in Real Life I got to meet Dennis Lyxzén from the band Refused. Backstage, shaking his hand, I said, "I'm sorry that all the southerners in the audience tonight just kind of stared at you when you talked about Socialism." "That's OK. It's important to just say it," he said. "I could tell the audience wasn't quite with us, but it was just important to play as hard as we could." He was still punk to the core, even though his music for INVSn is much softer than Refused. He took over stage like his body was sixteen, and in a memorable moment of the show, he said, "We're from Sweden, and we bring you music, makeup, and tight pants."

This post (clad in stuff from November's Men's Department) is in honor of Dennis Lyxzén's music, makeup, and tight pants.

Men's Department stuffs


  • Jacket and shirt: Blankline Buttom Jacket and Shirts gray from the Men's Department
  • Pants: DROP Casual Pants in Olive
  • Hair: INK Hair Ogle in blond from the Men's Department
  • Tattoo: Ner Ink Hard to Kill tattoo from the Men's Department
  • Ring: ieQED realize ring in titanium from the Men's Department
  • Necklace: KOSH - NICO necklace
  • Hands: Slink male hands - relax
  • Undies: Flow Men's boxerBriefs - black 1 from the Men's Department
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch Eyes - bashful Gidge
  • Ears: Illusions Sprite Ears with wrapped cords
  • Other ring: Ellabella Mecha Ring - ocean silver
  • Face piercings: Ellabella Snow White dermals
  • Face tattoo: White Widow face tattoo - march group gift for men
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel with freckles and moles

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

A tux and a suit

Horrorfest dude (2)

We're lucky that Horrorfest didn't stop after Halloween. It's giving us a proper sendoff into the dark time of the year, and it ends on November 8th. I finally had a chance to pause for a breath after the opening of Enchantment and the Noble New England sim (and Nanowrimo), and unpacked a few more of these cool boxes of goods.

Today I'm wearing two different jackets from Avatar Bizarre. I quite like the mesh tuxedo with its hint of red brocade, paired with a top hat. It's a full tuxedo including shoes and pants, although those are not shown. I also liked this sepia jacket (the Jabberwocky Suit) from the same shop. The texturing on the jacket was great and really suited my boy avvie. I chose to wear it without the tails, and with my own jeans and shoes, although it comes with boots and pants too.

I'm especially proud of my makeup today, a group gift from White Widow. My jewelry is from Ellabella. I think I look boyish yet pretty, which is really my point with my boy avvie. I hope everyone's Tuesday goes well!

Horrorfest dude (1)

Horrorfest dude (3)

Tux look:

  • Hat/coat/shirt/tie: Avatar Bizarre Harker Tux
  • Glasses: SORGO STEAM shades in black-gold from the Men's Department
  • Hair: Exile Far Behind light blondes
  • Hands: Slink Male Hands
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in bashful Gidge
  • Ring: Ellabella Mecha Ring in Ocean Silver
  • Cane: T.King steampunk victorian midnight brass cane
  • Pants: ~silentsparrow~ men's gloomy jeans
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel - freckles - moles

Suit look:

  • Piercings: Ellabella Homeostasis 3
  • Scarf: Vintage from The Closet. I miss that shop.
  • Coat/shirt thing: Avatar Bizarre Jabberwocky Suit for Halloween
  • Hair: Exile Akio in Fawn
  • Ears: Illusions sprite ears with wrapped cords
  • Face tattoo: White Widow September Gift for Men

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Feeling that post-workout glow

Posh sweats

I am a weird person. I distinctly recall an earnest conversation with Cajsa today about how Rebel Hope created a new sweat suit, and I absolutely needed sneakers with it because it wouldn't be realistic otherwise. Cajsa was able to help me out, and pointed me toward 2REAL, which has a neat bunch of sneakers with insane color huds. I colored my sneakers to match my sweats, and then thought, you know what else would be realistic? A full face of clown makeup. Because surely my avatar wouldn't exercise without it. And oh -- how about these brand-new autumnal horns from Uncertain Smile? So yeah. Good luck getting a workout NOW, avatar!


  • Horns: Uncertain Smile autumn leaf horns
  • Hands: Slink Elegant
  • Nails: Flair 178
  • Eyes: MIASNOW Shine eyes in red
  • Skin: MIASNOW skin - Candy 1, with red eyeshadow and deep orange lips
  • Jewelry: Ellabella Blood Red earrings and ring
  • Pants: Rebel Hope mesh yoga pants in white
  • Sweatshirt: Rebel Hope Jaylin mesh sweatshirt in red
  • Shoes: 2REAL 1
  • Hair: Lamb Ambrosia in rotten carrot
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Poses: Marukin