Sunday, November 13, 2016

Such adorable danger

My lady Jackal Ennui has made an adorable set of little dragons for Gacha Garden. They fly at your shoulder so that you can step into fraught political situations and conquer using the threat of fire and cuteness. I also took a shitty photo of Schadenfreude's Toothy jewelry -- better photo coming eventually. And on my body is the darkest of ink, bats so deeply painted into my skin that they'll never fade. BATS IN MY SOUL. Okay, maybe I need less coffee. Have a good Sunday, y'all!

lassitude & ennui Dragon whelp - albino wear me / rez me RARE c -- for Gacha Garden
lassitude & ennui Dragon whelp wings -- for Gacha Garden
Schadenfreude Black Ornate Toothy bracelets and necklace
Schadenfreude swept back horns
Calico Lucine in whites
Luxuria Leanna bodysuit in black
Silentsparrow batling tattoo set
Slink body, Catwa head, Pink Fuel skin and makeup

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Knock, knock!

Last night I went to the Panic of Pumpkin trick or treating sim (SLURL here) and picked up a number of cute things! It was fun to relax from distributing candy by getting my own virtual candy. I especially loved the fluffy cute spider crawling up my skirt and my fully stuffed pumpkin backpack. Halloween forever, no matter how badly October usually treats my real-life self!

Spider: Ghost Spid-eek! Snuggle Spider - (Static) - Wear Me
Backpack: *G-D* PumpkinBackPack
Chew: Schadenfreude Orange Pumpkin Wagashi
Dress: c*C*c Majorica in purple
Hair: Lamb Craft Spells in mosh
Makeup: Frick applied to my mesh face

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A baffled king composing

Here I am, gone a-hallowing. I've bought pretty things from SaNaRae. I've put on my dress. I've donned my mask. I'm humming a pretty ditty, and I'm ready to take your candy. Or maybe instead I will stare at the dark places inside of me and grin with a bit of humor about the game of life -- when entropy holds all the cards.

Let's dance in this eternal space instead.

~silentsparrow~ Neko Mask - Tiger RARE and Violet at SaNaRae
Lassitude & Ennui Bernadotte boots in black and grey
Calico Lucine in rainbow and gingers
Apricot Paws Laced-Back dress in colorful at SaNaRae
REKT Halloween Tree V2 Orange and Violet at SaNaRae

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

No they are IN my neck

Fricka has emerged with awesome makeup appliers based on some of her great, bold designs. I'm wearing Fricka's Serpentina makeup over my Pink Fuel Vamp skin for Catwa, and I really like the playful/Kabuki-ness of it all. Also, if you don't yet have Schadenfreude's annual treat bucket, get thee to the Elephant Ass and grab it!

Hair: Calico Lucine in grayscales
Collar: Schadenfreude spike collar from the nightmare hunt
Nose worm: Schadenfreude from the treat bucket
Horns: Schadenfreude super curly horns from the treat bucket
Dress: Emery Cullen Chamois dress in mustard from C88
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Battleworn Boots
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: Catwa head with Pink Fuel Doll V2 Vamp skin AND ALSO Frick makeup - Serpentina in Orange for Catwa, woooo!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Hymn to October

As always this October,

“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.” -- Neil Gaiman

Schadenfreude Blackened Glass Dem Bones Pedestal Table @ Salem
Schadenfreude Gold Glass Dem Bones Pedestal Table @ Salem
*katat0nik* (army / skull) Tendril Kitty @ SaNaRae
*katat0nik* (orange / heart) Tendril Kitty @ SaNaRae
~silentsparrow~ Halloween Birds - #5 Royal @ SaNaRae
~silentsparrow~ Halloween Birds - #7 Wizard @ SaNaRae
~silentsparrow~ Halloween Birds - #2 Mummy @ SaNaRae
~silentsparrow~ Halloween Birds - #8 Robin @ SaNaRae
Schadenfreude Hikari Lantern with Stand
* nonino * 1prim Lantern - Autumn
[CIRCA] - "Algonquin Outdoors" Fall Pumpkins w/ robin bird
[CIRCA] - "Algonquin Outdoors" Fall Pumpkins w/ lantern (mix)
JIAN Pumpkin Pile :: Five Cluster

Mr. Cool, Mr. Right, Mr. Knowitall

It would be so tremendously cool if, in real life, we could paint the lower half of our body invisible and attach a halloween costume. Imagine the possibilities! "I think I'll be the car from Speed Racer." "I think I'll be a naga." Someday, maybe, when cybernetics allow us to achieve Second Life in real life.

Also, this Dr. Horrible costume is from Katat0nik -- I love it, well made and easy to wear. The cute macabre birdie is from Silent Sparrow over at SaNaRae. There are many! I want the pumpkin-headed one!

~silentsparrow~ Halloween Birds - #2 Mummy at SaNaRae
*katat0nik* (F / M / white) Doctor Costume at Salem
!Ohmai : Steampunk Squirrel Goggles - Human Ver
PF Doll V2 Vamp with Catwa appliers
BESON x REIGN bubblegum #5 blacks

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Crumbly golden cakes

The best part of festivals is the cool stuff you can put in your mouth. Even if I can't taste the takoyaki or the moon cakes (hope you're enjoying it, avatar), I can dream about it. Go visit the Moon Festival and find some stuff to put in your mouth, too!

Moon Festival stuffs:
Moon Festival Dark Knight Decor Cherry Blossom Glazed Tea Set
Love Fox Oriental Lantern in Crimson for the Moon Festival
Dark Water Designs Geisha Fan Decor Sachi
Love Fox Moon Festival 2016 Prize; Kuro Neko, Kitsune, Shiro Usagi, Kokeshi
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Shoji Screen - Redwood Frame
[MnM] "Kotatsu" premium
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Paper Table Light - Black Wood

Moon Festival outfit stuffs:
Schadenfreude Bunny Mooncake (mouth) for the Moon Festival
.ST. Pandamonium {M} in pastels for the Moon Festival
Nyan Dango Family - Kitty for the Moon Festival
{Ichigo} Delight Tsuki Dress - Gold (Size 2) for the Moon Festival
Pink Fuel Vamp skin for Catwa head
.:ellabella:. No Rain Here-full-mouth
(fd) Jupiter Bun - Pastel 4

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Cool nights wrapped in cotton

Today I'm previewing some of the outfits from the Moon Festival. It's been a lot of fun getting the blogger packs for this event -- I always like wearing yukata, and I also like trying to figure out what things are. For example my oversized necklace of spirit beads. Are they traditional? Should I even be wearing them? Am I committing a cultural faux-pas? After a bit of research, I was relieved to find I was not. Anyway. The moon festival opens on October 1, and you can check out the other things offered at the pretty event over here!

Headband: G*Field flower headband in white/pink
Shoes: Ingenue Artemis sandals in crimson/leaf
Skin: Pink Fuel Crystal Doll V2 with Catwa appliers
Beads: Distant Designs Withered monk/spirit beads in jade/sanguine for the Moon Festival
Outfit: DWD Festival Yukatas #1 and #2 for the Moon Festival
Hair: Barberyumyum 83 in anime colors

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dragon moon

Once upon a time I was sitting in a cafe IRL, and a guy came up to chat with me because he noticed me taking screencaps of Second Life. "Do you have any ability to code this stuff?" he asked, apparently confused about what I was doing. "Nope. I'm just a photographer in this game," I said sheepishly. It highlighted to me a few things: First, that this niche of photographing and blogging about virtual worlds is something not many people would understand, and second, that this skill doesn't translate well at all to real life. At least it's a viable skill here, right? Heh.

Yesterday I spent some time wandering the Moon Festival sim -- it'll open on October 1. It's a very cute Japanese-style harvest festival, and I really liked the way they decked out the sim. I still have my scary kimono from Katat0nik, and I think I'll slide it on when I wander the festival in earnest.

You can check out the stuff that's posted so far in the Flicker group, and check out the sim on October 1.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Best I can explain it is

Do you ever feel like standing around in a little Germanic Dirndl and some sneakers and your best horns and enjoying the scent of cats playing in the hay bails? No? Oh. Okay.

Shoes: Friday Dottie Sneaks for FLF
Makeup: Mock SheerGlow lipcolor in russian red, group gift
Dress: Moon Amore: Leila Dress
Horns: Plastik The Diama Horns for FLF
Face jewelry: Swallow Supreme gold and white diamond for Arcade
Hair: Barberyumyum 83 in pink with bangs for FLF
Jewelry: Schadenfreude rubber bracelets
Choker: Lassitude & Ennui ophelia bow & pearl choker
Tattoo: Le Baguette Esha full body tattoo
Pose: Kirin

Schadenfreude fireflies
JIAN Cat Pumpkin set from FLF
A.D.D.Andel! Hay Bale Stack from FLF
Schadenfreude Pumpkins
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
Balderdash - Woolgathering Tree (a-soft) amber
Balderdash - Fallen Leaves - Amber - groundcover 2

Friday, September 23, 2016

Stalking around suspiciously in orange

I seem to have defaulted to my usual color for the season, this nice buttery shade of orange. It's been my signature color in SL for many long years, and I still adore it. I like contrasting orange with its complementary color, blue, and found traces in this great tattoo from La Baguette. Honestly, the shop reminds me of the beautiful things from Miss Shippe's Studio back in the day ... Those were interesting times in my Second Life, and I miss her, from her Perdido Street Station insect head to her fine, sharp brain. She was a science teacher in real life, in second life she was a creator, making interesting worlds.

I've never had that talent. I'm just a diorama-ist, a set builder, staging a play in my own head with other people's creations. Okay, maybe this is a larger metaphor for life?

Tattoo: La Baguette
Outfit: Pixicat Casual Dungarees in leather from FLF
Glasses: Eclectica Antique Glasses - square
Bracelets: Schadenfreude rubber bracelets in yellow, white, pink
Shoes: Friday Dottie sneakers for FLF
Hair: D!va Erika in platinum

Monday, September 19, 2016

Tell me where the past years are

Monday's hitting me like a rainstorm, and everything aches just a little. I've never had trouble with my back before, but oh, being 43 changes so many things. I always wonder whether I'll be better or worse in a decade, and I've always lived as if the road in front of me was long. What if it's not? Would I still be sitting here at work with an aching back, trying to remember the meaning of life?

My daughter put it this way. "Mama, I think the meaning of life is to find people that you like and enjoy their company." I'm going to have to agree, and in my cube today, everything feels just a little off kilter.

Anyway. I went to wander The Secret Affair's sim, and realized that it was very pretty. I took a snapshot there, of two swans catching falling stars. Let's do that today instead.

Shoes: Ingenue Woodruff Boots in camel from Collabor88
Hair: Clawtooth The Princess Bride in Fancy from Collabor88
Outfit: Addams // Stefani military Suit in Orange from Collabor88
Glasses: Eclectica antique glasses - square
Skin: Pink Fuel Vamp Doll V2 with black cherry lips
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ firehart tattoo

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Barely Autumnal?

My land is always a work in progress, and I'm pretty sure that what looks settled is only going to look this way until the next event comes along and I quietly harvest a huge slew of stuff for my "Stuff" folder. I tried my best to be autumnal, but I stumbled across Circa's Gypsy MoonSea set, and it talked me into a nice teal and purple theme. This, combined with Allegory's Crystal Cottage set (and various other whimsical pieces from Schadenfreude) turned my living room into something playful.

Also, it's tough decorating for A-frame ceilings! I had to find extra-low bookshelves (thanks, 'PC', whoever you are), and turn things hung on the ceiling at an angle. Still, interesting spacial constraints are always fun to work with. I made the kitchen into an office, and turned the loft into a space I can use to play with new stuff that I dunno what to do with. Anyway, welcome into my home!


[ba] yosemite a-frame from Collabor88
PILOT - Plant Collection Crate 2 from Collabor88
{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow from Collabor88
[CIRCA] - "Algonquin Outdoors" Adirondack Chairs and pumpkins

Living room:

Schadenfreude Mounted Unicorn Head
~Scribble~ Tapestry/Tie Dye/Springtime/Rug (With Shadow)
PC 'Mystique' Room Bookshelf - 2 Li
~silentsparrow~ Carny - Dodo! Standing -- group gifts
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Light Fireplace
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Dark Crystal Ball
Schadenfreude Teal/Teal [Kraken] To the Lighthouse Coffee Table
Schadenfreude Freed Glowing Stars (2LI)
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Pastel Obelisk Set: 5
LISP - Anna Sofa - New Version 4
/artilleri/ Irvine chairs

[CIRCA] - "Winter Grove" Berry Tree Planter - Pewter & Blue
[CIRCA] - "Into the Forest" Autumn Wall Branch - White/Dk Org
[CIRCA] - "Juniper Ridge" Picture Ladder - Mixed Woods
[CIRCA] - "Juniper Ridge" Autumn Leaf Wreath
[CIRCA] - "WATERDOWN" Pear Bowl & Vase - Plum
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Dresser Candles
[CIRCA] - "Dreamer Light Art" - Star Chandelier - Pastels
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Vintage Dresser - Mixed
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Strapped Chest with Items
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Velvet Area Rug - Purple

Reading nook:

love my crows - Rodriguez Munro 1
+Half-Deer+ Coming up Roses - Easel (Wood + Roses)
LISP - Eva Sofa - texture change
[ a i s l i n g ] My Deer Carpet
Schadenfreude Lamp From Another Place (light)
Schadenfreude Ambrosio Coffee Table
PC 'Mystique' Room Bookshelf - 2 Li


Schadenfreude Piaf Lamp (touch for light)
Foxlove - Original Art by hyasynth Tiramisu - group gift
~silentsparrow~ Spellbooks - group gift

[CIRCA] - "Va Voom" Area Rug - Damask - Scarlet
[CIRCA] - "Constantine" Gothic Curtains - Ruby Brocade (copy)
[CIRCA] - "Va Voom" Baroque Chaise - Silver Velvet (48 pos)
[CIRCA] - "Modus" Industrial Cabinet - Brushed Metal
[CIRCA] - "Modus" Industrial Cog Art - Steel

Mystic loft:

[CIRCA] - "Look Beyond" Fortune Teller Table - Blue Moon
[CIRCA] - "Look Beyond" Chairs - Blue - Fortune Teller (2 pos)
[CIRCA] - "Gypsy MoonSea" Velvet Area Rug - Emerald

Friday, September 16, 2016

Cheese and apples

It's impossible to feel the season turn down here, unless by that you mean it gets hotter and rainier. But it's also why I've been spending so much time fiddling with my Second Life land. I'm in the midst of decorating my new SL house (that A-frame one from Collabor88), and it's so big and cool and fits my cam angle and doesn't make me feel claustrophobic! I've been going through my folders of CIRCA stuff for all the good Autumnal things. I'll likely finish up and have photos tomorrow.

But today, this is what I'm wearing around the sim, where it's much colder than Florida.

Horns: Illusions Dreamcatcher Nivicola horns
Body: Maitreya - Lara
Skin: Pink fuel Doll Vamp 2
Choker: Chop Shop wire bats in gold from Arcade
Shoes: ROC sneakers in white
Dress: Zenith nature dress with scaf - patchwork for Collabor88
Hair: Lamb Go Easy in light browns for Collabor88
Tattoo: La Baguette Nikita full body tattoo in blues for Collabor88
Leaves: +Half-Deer+ Fallen Leaves - Autumn for Collabor88

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pie in a pile of leaves

I redid my land in Autumnal colors, and then I finally got into Collabor88. The result, my avatar can park her butt on this pretty wooden bench and contemplate life and pumpkins while unpacking the rest of her loot. (But honestly. I usually dress up my land only to tear it all back down again. I guess this is the inner Kali in all of us, that impulse to create and destroy.) (Happy turn of the season?)

I meant to take more photos, but then I decided to redo my house as well, with the A-frame from Collabor88. I'll post it in a day or two when I've got the time to finish decorating.

{what next} Fall Harvest Wheelbarrow
{what next} Country Kitchen Cookbook
{what next} Country Kitchen Apple Pie
{what next} Country Kitchen Blackberry Pie
dust bunny . autumns calling . wood table
dust bunny . autumns calling . bench

Other stuffs:
Schadenfreude Pumpkins
Kei's Old Time Carnival Ticket Booth
Balderdash - Woolgathering Tree (a-soft) amber
Balderdash - Fallen Leaves - Amber - groundcover 2
Balderdash - Wishflower - Withered

Friday, September 9, 2016

So many RP clothes, so little actual RPing

Jackal made a gorgeous set of adventuring gear for We Heart RP recently, and it's been sitting in my inventory because, well, because I lacked the Maitreya Lara body. Today I human'd up and bought it, and I can see why it's so tempting. It looks exactly like the body of an old friend of mine named Elusyve Jewell, who I always felt had it nailed. Long torso, dainty hips, swan-like neck... And this outfit absolutely suits the body.

While I was getting more roleplaying parts from We Heart RP, the light at the sim was so pretty at sunrise that I snapped a photo. It's nice to just hang out and look at Second Life again.

So yeah. Where do you guys RP? Got any suggestions, now that I'm all suited up?

Outfit: Lassitude & Ennui Conqueror set for We Heart RP, for Maitreya Lara - in steel
Horns: Illusions Ibex horns
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara
Shoes: Wicca's Wardrobe - Elowen in brass for maitreya flat feet
Tiara: Aisling Theia Tiara
Rings: Schadenfreude Waits rings for Maitreya hands
Skin: Pink Fuel Drow in Dusk
Hair: Calico Luna II in greyscale
Tattoo: White Widow Tesis in white

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Are you a hockey fan?

I'm watching the World Cup of Hockey tonight. Are you? In between game moments (Team Europe vs. Team Kid), I logged into SL to find that Katat0nik has made a pretty (macabre, strap-laden) dress for Collabor88. My kid, sitting beside me, said, "That is a cute dress, I would wear it."

It's wonderful and interesting how many things have remained the same after a year off of blogging...

Anyway. Back to watching Team Kid outskate Team Old Guys from Europe!

Eclectica antique glasses - square
Katat0nik yellow Ribbons dress
Swallow supreme gold and strawberry septum piercing
ROC Sneakers in white -- i love this sneaker shop
Exile Cold in Wildcards
[PF] Doll V2 Vorpal Horns (resize)
MishMish - Bunny Fluffz - Violet
{SS} Ice Storm Lamp - Harvest Gold (touch for light) [old]

Monday, September 5, 2016

Drenched in amber

It's grey and rainy here, a side-effect of the storm that skated just north of us. I spent this rainy day staring out the window and daydreaming, and redoing my land with these new and eternally glorious creations from Balderdash and Schadenfreude. Darkness outside needs light, so I bedazzled the land in fireflies thanks to Allegory, and the amber-toned leaves on the ground and in the trees are from the glorious Saiyge. These folks make Second Life so beautiful, and this is the best season.

Schadenfreude Larger Fluttery Firefly Clusters
+Half-Deer+ Firefly Vine - Amber
Balderdash - Fallen Leaves - Amber - groundcover
Balderdash - Woolgathering Trees
Balderdash - Shambles shrub - Withered
Balderdash - Wishflower - Withered
Schadenfreude Pumpkins
[KUE!] Halloween Katty Pumpkin -- is this store even around anymore?

S&P diamonds hoodie long - sand
Lamb Blush in Milk

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Put a pumpkin on it

God, I love holidays in Second Life. They make me unabashedly excited about decorating, because it's 100% easier to clean up afterwards than it is in real life. It's time to pour an enormous bucket of orange all over the sim. It's time to dig the Schadenfreude pumpkins out of storage. It's time to find all the old, beloved Nonino stuff (RIP, I miss you Nonino), like the entire skybox they made that one time. It's time to seek out the Halloween hunts... yay October September!

I was so happy to see that Arcade got a start on it all with this RO gacha. In fact, I was happy in general about all this stuff from Arcade. Great round!

From Arcade:
Yummy Fifi's Crown ring
Yummy Boucle Tiara ring
(fd) Witch Dress in white
Moon hair in brunettes
Swallow supreme gold and white diamond set
RO Harvest Fair - Pumpkin Cat Hat
RO Harvest Fair - dinner fork

Pink Fuel Doll v2 Vamp with thin gloss (black cherry)
Schadenfreude gunmetal sedusa eyeliner

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A crystal lair

You ready? I went to Arcade and boy did I click obsessively on the little gacha machines. I realized that the stuff I bought tended to be either macabre or cute or both, which... fine, it's a fair assessment of my character.

Among my favorite things were Schadenfreude's crystal cottage, MadPea's little shop of nightmares, and the PLAAKA library stuff. I shrank the small temple (actually the size of a cottage) down for display. And, uh, I couldn't fit all of the cute items in one go without seriously lagging poor Jackal's prim count on her sim. *cough* sorry Jackal! Anyway. Photos of my lair are below.

Arcade outfits:
BCC Mai Moi hair accessories in black
TSG Nurse Sugar Uniform in pink
Exile Cold in wild fusion
Lassitude & Ennui Wicket booties in red (for enchantment)
Katat0nik red mask therapy gacha
White Widow chocolate henna tattoo (not for arcade)
Katat0nik black d-rink boots
Katat0nik black battery backpack, mask cable, metal mask therapy gacha
Lamb blue boy in blacks
CandyDoll Akahana skirt and top


PLAAKA SmallTempleLibrary
PLAAKA SteppingBlock(for entrance)
8, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- PLANT (Green)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares - Guardian Owl
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Light Obelisk Set: 5
Jax in the Box 10. [n.i] trophy and 6. [n.i] boxing
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares - Key Box
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares - Curio Cabinet
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Snowflake Grid
(fd) Tall Bottles
~isil~ *Science!* Graduated Cylinder (Empty) COMMON
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares - Book of Enchantments
junk. sign basket.
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Mirror
PLAAKA WallShelf
junk. concertina book stool.
13, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- ZABUTON (Black)
PLAAKA MultiRoundJuteRug white
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Light Fireplace
(NO) CopyCat Art - Cat With a Pearl Earring
[ keke ] wall memories 11
Schadenfreude Crystal Cottage- Dark Crystal Ball
PLAAKA WhiteRack
Ariskea[Patisserie] Cupcake Seat
{anc} miniature. angel {M} white 3Li
junk. vintage basin.
junk. pigeonhole clock.
Scarlet Creative - The Arcade: Venice Curtains Blue MT

Other stuff:
~silentsparrow~ group gift spellbooks
~Scribble~ Tapestry/Tie Dye/Springtime/Hanging Tapestry
floorplan. hanging pennant
* nonino * Living table
[ a i s l i n g ] My Deer Carpet
[CIRCA] - "Boutique Loft" Nouveau Mirror - Silver RARE
Some of the Schadenfreude fireflies

Friday, September 2, 2016

The waters of September

Hanging out with the floppy dodo

Not one traveller
braves this road -
autumn night.
-- Bassho

The roads are ankle-deep in water as a storm swirls up the gulf of Mexico. My little town is only getting collateral rain, but it's about to be Labor Day weekend, and my mind is far from here. The season changed abruptly -- the dry summer turned overnight into the hurricane months, and already I am anticipating all of the year-ending holidays.

But there are still a few days left to hang out in a skirt and bikini, as we do here in this floating world.

PF Glossy Pout Lipstick in Choco
TC Bikini Bra in gold
Plastik Frecka Skin
Clawtooth Color me Pretty in screaming yellow
Nomi Clueless skirt SK-9
Spell Drogon Choker in silver
La Baguette Esha Tattoo in Lemon
Katat0nik Strap boots for The Arcade in white
Illusions Ibex Horns

PF Glossy Pout Lipstick in grape
Kokoro glasses in red from cubic cherry
Lassitude & Ennui wicket booties in teal
Lassitude & Ennui slightly monstrous horns in teal
Clawtooth Someone Else in Magic Pack
Belle Epoque (your inner goddess) white hand ornament
Katat0nik School Ghoul uniform in hya
Pink Fuel Doll V2 skin

~silentsparrow~ Carny - Dodo! Flop

Monday, August 29, 2016

That's where it's at

Once upon a time, when I started this blog back in 07, I thought to myself: I am going to post something every single day. Well, I mostly did. I rarely skipped a day, and the habit of daily blogging was a fun and artistic and mind-clearing part of my life. (Sometimes I posted more than once a day, yeesh.)

Now I have a lot more going on, and I find it's tough to post more than once a week. It's good and bad to be completely disconnected with that vital blogger underground on Second Life. It means I have no idea what's going on or what any of the gossip is; it means I'm probably taking better care of my real life than I did in my 30s when all I wanted was escape. Older, wiser, more balanced. But still somehow unable to stop putting on and taking off the pretty clothes.

Here are new boots from Katat0nik, at Arcade, and this great tattoo from ~silentsparrow~ that was for FLF.

Boots: Katat0nik Strap Boots in TEal for Arcade
Thing: Luxuria Augustina bodysuit in black
Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ Alchyme tattoos for FLF
Hair: LCKY diamond // pastel pack

Katat0nik d-ring boots in orange
~silentsparrow~ Alchyme tattoo
Clawtooth Color me Pretty in Orange you glad (from 2014)
Katat0nik orange branches in autumn blues
Luxuria summer crush in celosia orange
Plastik Frecka Skin
Schadenfreude Orange cirque socks

Monday, August 22, 2016

The last American exit

My dear pal Loafy talked to me yesterday about Tragically Hip, and how the lead singer Gord has a swiftly-progressing cancer and will soon likely die. He gave his last performance in Canada on Saturday night. Loafy said, it really struck him that a man about to die has yet impacted so many.

I've had cancer, I've come out the other side (for now, anyway, although it requires some monitoring), and I've had other diseases as well (hello, fibroids). The body is frail, and yet it's our only node to connect to this earth, to roll around in it and be impacted by it and give love to it. What is our best contribution?

What am I contributing today that makes any kind of impact? Maybe it's this -- these words, going out to you, to ask that you think with me. Who was touched by your life? What did you leave behind?

~silentsparrow~ Booby! - Love
~silentsparrow~ Booby! - Slushie

Schadenfreude Miche boots
a. Goupil Mad /pastel/ fox ears from 2014 ok, still cute
Schadenfreude Frank stars star tights
Sorbet slouchy sweater in rainbow
LCKY diamond hair in pastel

Schadenfreude Miche boots
White Widow Vertigo in black - arms
Katat0nik School Ghoul uniform in black and white from the Creators Collection Box (CCB7)
Katat0nik School Ghoul bow, skull collar, and skull cuff from the Creators Collection Box (CCB7)
Clawtooth Someone Else in Dark Ombre

Monday, August 15, 2016

Meant to fly

I slept for 9 whole hours in a row, Saturday night, and when I was finally awake on Sunday this is exactly how I felt. I put on ancient baggy sweat pants and a sweat shirt and slippers and crashed the hell out, and it felt amazing. Also, I got a bunch of elegant furniture from Circa, stuff that really helped to round out my outdoor bedroom. It's the Takumi set, and it is meant for a Japanese living room, but works very well underneath the bauwerk Moroccan bed.

Anyway. Stuff. Here's to a full work week and Monday morning!

+Half-Deer+ Sweet Dream Slippers - Shiba Inu from Gacha Garden

ionic . Kitchen Shelf
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Moroccan Bed - RARE from Gacha Garden
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Banana Tree - COMMON from Gacha Garden
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Floor Pillow A - 9 Fabric Menu (8 pos)
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Shoji Screen - Redwood Frame
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Paper Table Light - Black Wood
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Floor Pillow B - 9 Fabric Menu (8 pos)
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Velvet Area Rug - Red w/ Grey trim
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Bonzai Planter - Grey / Deep Red Flowers
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Side Table - Door open - Redwood
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Highback Chair - Redwood (9 fabrics /14 pos)
[CIRCA] - :TAKUMI: Floor Vase - Paint Drip / Floral Mix -Reds

Sunday, August 14, 2016

These shoes, always

My lovely partner Jackal has been making this style of shoe ever since it had to be applied in several pieces over an alpha way back in the days of Caledon. They've evolved over time, but not the classic shape, pointy and Edwardian with different degrees of heel. I've loved them all, and this pair, with all its lace embellishment, is no exception. Find them at Enchantment!

Hair: Foxy Smnitten Kitten with loose bangs
Necklace: Plastik Crystal Spires
Hand thingie: Belle Epoque your inner goddess hand thing in black / white
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui wicked booties for enchantment in black / pink
Outfits: u.f.o heart attack - skirt and shirt in skyblue and navy & Ricielli Yara dress in sand
Tattoo: White Widow vertigo

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Rose in my eye

When the flowers in your eyes make you have flower sties
That's horticulture
When the world seems to smell like a rose on the veldt
That's horticulture.

Okay, perhaps that was a stretch. But yeah, Katat0nik made eye-roses for Collabor88, forever pushing my conceptualization of what's appropriate in an alternate reality world anyway. Why should we all look like humans, and live in human houses, and do human things when we could be literally anything we want? Stick a flower in your eye, push the limits, smell the pixelated air. Why not?

Also, how fierce is that green bling'd out jumpsuit from Chapter Four?

Wicca's Wardrobe Elowen brass foot thingies
pr!tty - Gemma - Roots
Ricielli Yara dress in white
Katat0nik (blue) gilded rose tiara for collabor88

Katat0nik Gilded Eye Roses in melon & gilded rose tiara in melon
Masoom Freya Suit Slink 0 1
Ayashi Yoko hair - anime set
Lassitude & Ennui kitty sandals in pink/gold
Various White Widow tattoos

Monday, August 8, 2016

Delicate foot chains

Do any of you ever fall into a fandom head-first, one that you've never considered before, because it suddenly makes sense in your life? There's always a moment when things align -- inside of you, outside of you -- and a certain kind of interaction or plot or vision of the future suddenly clicks into focus. A little while ago it was hockey, for me. And now it's, er, it's Star Trek. Even though I know it's a deep, dark dive into an ancient fandom that is rife with issues that I don't yet know, I'm still fascinated. It always feels like falling in love, and those first months are an aching wave of sweetness.

Anyway, look, I am wearing pretty things from Gacha Garden, and own more pretty things from it! Gacha, so satisfying, and now I'm probably maxing out our Sim's limit in rezzed objects. (Sorry, Jackal!)

fashionably dead floral harness in mint and floral shorts in white
LODE head accessory - southern magnolia wreath at Chapter Four
Wicca's Wardrobe - Elowen (brass) at Gacha Garden - shoes
SPELL - drogon choker (silver) at Gacha Garden
Pr!tty - Gemma - Colorfuls at Gacha Garden
White Widow Tesis in white

[CIRCA] - "Luna Bay" Terra Rust Pot - Croton Planter
Candy Crunchers - Boho Lounger
Schadenfreude There's a Fish in the Percolator (opening)
i { DH } Gacha! Match Me Playing Cards
i { DH } Gacha! Little Bowling Pins
ionic . Rounded Table