Saturday, November 23, 2013

Not for selfies

Stash camera (2)

Yesterday, GonzuS mentioned to me that he's updated his cool in-world photo prop, this Digital SLR camera. I've had his other one for a long time and have always loved it, and this one is a fabulous update! It was fun playing with the poses and lens sizes, and I dig the way you can take it out of the camera bag too. It has male and female poses and feels pretty authentic. "Come on, baby, I take your picture with my photo-camera!"

You can read more about it on marketplace, or you can check it out at the Stash main store.

Oh, my outfit? I went shopping at Fi*Friday for the first time and was thrilled to see so much stuff for men. I think I'll go more often!


Stash camera (1)

Wearing:


  • CAMERA: **Stash** Digital SLR Camera
  • Pants: Kal Rau casual chinos in striped 2
  • Jacket: Flatline Golden Leaf Casual Jacket at Fi*Friday
  • Shoes: Blvck Anchor brown suede shoes at Fi*Friday
  • Ears: Aitui stretched ears with 1" plugs
  • Hands: Slink male hands in relax
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma chat hair group gift
  • Tattoo: HIATUS La Familia tattoo at Fi*Friday
  • Hand tattoo: Milk Ride or Die hand tattoo with Slink appliers at Fi*Friday
  • Piercing: Vintage from Flippa Stella and Lazy Places
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Raphael with dark brows & 5'oclock shadow
  • Hair base: Illninia Palmer Ninia hair base in dark brown

What do I do with all my cute stuff?

Shed of cuteness

Stuff:

  • (Sitting)(Roosevelt, Theo, Ursa, and Isobel) Teddy Bear w/Bow ~silentsparrow~ from FLF
  • / XIAJ / Elephant Vagabond (sky) from the Water Lantern Festival
  • floorplan. house poster
  • Balderdash-Saiygewood - Enchanted Grove -Winter m/t
  • [CIRCA] - "Snow Day" Winter Birdbath - touch for snow
  • =Zenith= Water lantern C(Red) gacha item for the Water Lantern Festival
  • Corgi! (Taffy) ~silentsparrow~ from a past Arcade
  • Corgi! (Sam) ~silentsparrow~ from a past Arcade
  • A.D.D.Andel! Garden Tool Shed-Aged Wood- Snow from FLF
  • (Sky)(plain) Dinny the Dino - Standing ~silentsparrow~ from a previous FLF
  • (Sun)(spots) Dinny the Dino - Saaad ~silentsparrow~ from a previous FLF
  • *katat0nik* #7 Snow Katty Doll

Friday, November 22, 2013

Between the woods and frozen lake

I liked this guy

Yesterday I longed for the cold again, so I mined the Destination Guide until I found something likely. It was the relatively quiet sim of Incendia Outdoors, but it had a lovely frozen lake for skating, and a farm, and pretty houses tucked into the snow. I bonded with one of the horses, literally. My finger is totally inside its poor head.

My outfit is an accident. I bought it from Pumpkin thinking it was a bunch of different layered pieces, and was wrong. It made me chuckle to realize that once you put on the alpha, the outfit adorns your avatar in one piece, just like full-body pajamas. Convenient for those days when I know my avatar is going to smell like horse and snow and I need a quick change. (It's also hilarious when I'm first logging in and the outfit hangs out spread-eagled sideways, somewhere between my floating head and feet.)

I spotted some meece in the woods, but they wouldn't let me pet them. Go skate and poke meece here!

And some ice

Meece

Little house in the snow

  • Hands: Slink male hands - relax
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum catscratch eyes in yellow phire
  • Ears: Aitui stretched ear solid plug 1"
  • Hair: CheerNo Hair Romeu III Blonds
  • Shoes: GB WingT high cut camouflage shoes
  • Outfit: Pumpkin outfit (black pants) - entire outfit
  • Scarf: Artilleri Taylor scarf in black/gray
  • Nose ring: Ephemeral captive bead nose ring

Thursday, November 21, 2013

XIAJ for the Water Lantern Festival, and other stuff

XIAJ for the Water Lantern Festival

Evangelical and I were chatting a bit last night about Shoetopia. She said, "I have so much to blog from that festival!" and I sensed a bit of blogger panic. I completely understand, but this year I took myself off the hook and decided to blog men's shoes, meaning that I'm almost done already. I wonder what this means? Perhaps that designers in Second Life comprehend that women are the shoe-buying powerhouses, and men simply can't compete? Today, I'm wearing the L&B shoes again, but in a different color. I'm also wearing the donation jacket designed by XIAJ for the Water Lantern Festival, and a gacha bag from Kustom9. Acha is usually a dirty blond, but I felt that slightly darker hair was nice with this jacket.


  • Jacket: XIAJ Mandarin Jacket (China) for the Water Lantern Festival
  • Shoes: Lapointe & Bastchild Dress Shoe traditional laceups
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch Eyes in yellow phire
  • Bag: Cocoroni RoyBag in white 1 from the Kustom9 gacha
  • Ring: Ellabella Mecha Ring in ocean silver
  • Hands: Slink Male Hands Relax
  • Ears: Aitui stretched ears with 1" plugs and wood plug pack
  • Hair: Atro Patena - Josef in black
  • Hairbase: Jomo etched hair 02c
  • Pants: Kal rau casual chino in dark denim
  • Pierce: Vintage from Flippa Stella
  • Skin: Ugly Duck Raphael with 5'oclock shadow and freckles
  • Poses: Diesel Works Pandian

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Beleaguered

Watern Lantern Festival (3)

This morning I listened to NPR's Big Picture Science. The show was about superstorms and the impact of global climate change on typhoons. I learned that even raising the ambient temperature just a little directly impacts the temperature of water, which results in bigger storms. Monster storms are "heat engines," and anything that adds to climate heat increases the size, dangerousness, and intensity of the storm. I listened to the Philippines climate chief Yeb Sano address the UN council about climate change, begging the world to pay attention. He cried while showing people the pictures of his devastated country, and said that he would fast during the proceedings, until the UN came to an accord. Today is day nine of his fast, and the death toll is at 4,000 and rising.

Just last night I visited one of Second Life's Philippines Relief events, the Water Lantern Festival. Second Life has an amazing ability to use art to give healing and perspective, and while I walked around the water-washed sim, I tried to think about what to do. It's hard to motivate myself sometimes. Here I sit in a first-world country, at my comfortable desk, and I take for granted the solidity of the infrastructure around me. I spent money at this event (outfit below), but I feel deep inside of me that my feeling of safety and distance will not last forever; this is the first of many world changes to come, and some of them are going to be in my own yard. Our lives are going to change dramatically in the next fifty years. I want badly to be part of changing everything for the good.

SLURL to the Water Lantern Festival.

Water Lantern Festival (5)

Water Lantern Festival (6)

Water Lantern Festival (2)

Playing with Pixlr


  • Shoes: Slink Men's Casual Leather Slides in brown, group gift
  • Sweater and shirt: 2:00 PM Loose knit and shirt in brown, for the Water Lantern Festival
  • Hair: Dura Boys 47 in irish coffee
  • Hair base: INK KASE hairbase with brown sideburns and roots
  • Face tattoo: White Widow october group gift for men
  • Ears: Aitui stretched ears 1 with wood plug pack
  • Pants: DROP casual pants in ivory
  • Skin: The shop formerly known as Cupcakes Dreamboat skin in tan with blond beard
  • Feet and hands: Slink male feet and hands
  • Horns: Aphorism antler horn from the last round of FGF
  • Septum piercing: ancient dollarbie

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Small town in snow

Small Town Green (2)

Yesterday I wanted to find a snowy sim and went to Koinup to explore. I immediately saw this beautiful photo of Small Town Green taken by Cenedra Ashbourne and had to go. The little sim did not disappoint, it was indeed nicely done, especially covered in its thick layer of snow (I hear the town has other incarnations in other seasons, neat). My daughter sat beside me while I explored, and had me peek curiously into each little house. I love that people have decorated to the hilt inside as well, and smiled to see a lot of Arcade stuff. It has one moment of surreality that involves a bridge over to a park, and I wondered what it meant. Was it a metaphor? Hmmm. Go check it out!

Oh right, my outfit. My shoes are the mesh unisex skate shoes from DN, at Shoetopia. I built my outfit to match them, including this dusty blue sweater from Entente which is NOT mesh, but layered really nicely under the cardigan.

Small Town Green (1)

Small Town Green (3)

Small Town Green (4)

Small Town Green (6)

Hair: INK HIYA in baige
Tattoo: Ner.Ink hard to kill
Cardigan: Amerie Linen Cardie in black
Hands: Slink hands - relax
Ears: Illusions sprite ears with wrapped cords
Shoes: DN Mesh Unisex Skateshoes w hud
Pants: Kal rau casual chino in striped 2
Sweater: Entente Otis Cashmere Sweater - Navy
Eyes: NP Lunar eyes in water
Dog tags: Vintage SiniStyle sculpted dog tags
Skin: Ugly Duck Uriel Freckles - Moles

Monday, November 18, 2013

A curious bird

Aerion (1)

A few days ago I donned some horns and new flats from Ingenue (so RP appropriate!) and walked around the pretty sim of Aerion. I always feel like such a tourist when I curiously invade RP sims. Luckily this one was empty, but I imagined what would happen if I accidentally stumbled into a seige. "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" Er, anyway. Today I'm sitting at work longing for a nice long walk through a virtual snowy forest. Maybe I'll do that when I get home. Got any recommendations for good snowy sims to visit?

Horror Haute horns (2)

Aerion (2)

Horror Haute horns (1)


  • Shoes: Ingenue Esme Flats in Noir for Shoetopia
  • Hands and feet: Slink casual hands/flat feet
  • Horns: ImmateriA Centicore Horns for Club Zero Gacha
  • Skin: MIASNOW Candy skin with black lips, fright night 10 cheeks, and teeth
  • Ring and necklace: Bewildebeast Etruscan Ring in silver
  • Pants: Plastik Militia Jeans / dark skinnies
  • Eyes: TSM Catscratch eyes in code red
  • Sweater: Rebel Hope Penny Mesh Oversized Sweater in black
  • Necklace: Yummy belt choker in gold for C88
  • Hair: Baiastice Kiki hair in sand gold for C88
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Belleh ring: Sn@tch bastet belly ring, vintage
  • Tattoo: Wicked Tattoos: Emo
  • Nails: Flair 178

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tonight, my head is adorned with a stack of cups

Circa Shoetopia gacha set

How did you spend your weekend? My avatar shopped a lot, as always, and absolutely enjoyed Kustom9 and Shoetopia. CIRCA's gacha for Shoetopia comes with standing mirrors and little poufs with poses that allow people to show off their shoes. I have the one with eight poses, and will probably use the sexy "my feet are in the air and I don't care" pose with my boy avatar sometime, JUST CAUSE. Kustom9 is covered with snow, so I busted out the sweater, scarf, and gloves. I feel comfy whenever I look at my avatar, now, because she looks so furry and warm.

Also: stuff with tentacles. (Go check them out at CIRCA!)

Circa Chthonic set

More Kustom9 (1)

Stuff:

  • [CIRCA] - "Cthulhu's Cosmic Journey" Book Shelf - Tall Redwood
  • [CIRCA] - "Cthulhu's Cosmic Journey" Wall Mirror - Redwoods
  • [CIRCA] - "Cthulhu's Cosmic Journey" Velvet Rug
  • [CIRCA] - "Boutique Loft" Swirl Pouffe - Hot-Red (8 pos) RARE for Shoetopia gacha
  • [CIRCA] - "Boutique Loft" Nouveau Mirror - Silver RARE for Shoetopia gacha

Outfit:

  • Poses: Zzang Good Girl Bad Girl poses from Kustom9
  • Lashes: MC Falsies
  • Mittens: League Sheepskin Mittens in black
  • Ears: Half Deer Deer Ears in white for FLF
  • Hat: Tentacio tea time head in pink from Kustom9 gacha
  • Skirt: Marshmallows Rozy miniskirt in black from Kustom9
  • Hair: Magika Layne in color pack
  • Skin: Miasnow candy skin with pink lips, teeth, and multicolor freckles
  • Scarf: FATEplay scarf - Evans - Serpent
  • Sweater: Peqe Wizarding Sweater w shirt in light gray
  • Tights: So Many Styles braid knit tights in green 2
  • Boots: AF Hugg boots (kitty) for Shoetopia