So It Goes

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I used to love when my parents lived downtown. For a few years, they lived on the 12th floor of an old apartment building, and given Phoenix isn’t terribly tall, you could see for miles and miles. During the day, it was noisy, with people bustling to work or running to lunch. But at night, the city gets so quiet when you’re not near all the sports/concert arenas. SL’s balconies might be without the noise, but I like to think the effect is similiar. Or I just love to spy. #creeper

Speaking of SL-ing, I’m a bit late, but it’s not yet a new Monday, so I’m still on time enough for this week’s Monday Meme from Berry!

1. Have you ever owned a sim in Second Life? – Not yet.
2. Have you ever created content in Second Life? – Yes, houses! Hoping to switch to mesh this year, and continue. We’ll see!
3. Have you ever driven a vehicle in Second Life? – I wouldn’t for a long time because I’d lag and run into things. But have since I got a better computer in 2011, and I run into less things now?
4. Have you ever gone sky diving in Second Life? – Yes, back in my first few months in 2007. I befriended a girl who worked at a club, and her boss had an island. It was SUPER COOL… back then. >.>
5. Have you ever played a sport in Second Life? – No
6. Have you ever gone clubbing in Second Life? – Yes, but not for a few years. Once I got involved in RP, I haven’t regularly been anywhere else.
7. Have you ever fangirled/fanboyed someone in Second Life? – Yes, anytime I see a Linden!
8. Have you ever taken a picture of your avatar in water in Second Life? – Too many times.
9. Have you ever taken a picture of a sunset in Second Life? – Yes, moreso after I got that newer computer and could actually see the water glistening. Prior, my settings were all on Low, and everything just looks awful on Low.
10. Have you ever taken a nude picture of your avatar in Second Life? – Yes… too many/not enough times?
11. Have you ever dated in Second Life? – Yes. One went into RL and now we live together. Huzzah!
12. Have you ever had or attended a wedding in Second Life? – I’ve attended both SL and RP weddings, but never had my own and don’t really plan to have one.
13. Have you ever drank, smoked or taken drugs in Second Life? – Only in roleplay.
14. Have you ever engaged in sexual activity in Second Life? – Who, meee? Mebbe. (Yes)
15. Have you ever been to Bukkake Bliss in Second Life? – Yes, back in the day. Is that still around? Crazy!

Be sure to head over to Kustom9 before this current round is up! KITJA and Bueno are only two of the many stores who took all my money this month (a few times over!) The latter even comes with a version to fit over the Maitreya mesh body I cannot seem to take off.

Body: Maitreya – Lara Mesh Body
Skin: League – Erin
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine Eyes
Hair: Truth – Nydia
Top: Bueno – Panda Tank (available at Kustom9)
Skirt: KITJA – Emma Skirt (available at Kustom9)
Shoes: Reign – Lizzy Boots (available at Creepy Kawaii)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace
Pose: oOo Studio – Adelaide One
Location: Hathian

What Now?

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“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.”

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Truth – Luella
Top: Le Primitif – Love Him Thermal (Black)
Pants: Maitreya – Couture Leggings (Black)
Shoes: Deadwool – Patmos Boots (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Attachments: Yummy – Captain’s Aviators (Silver), Z-Day – Hatchet, Twilight Anarchy – Girl Scout Belt, COCO – Knee Pads, ISPACHI – Upheaval Backpack (September 2014 Arcade)
Pose: Double Take – Hello Handsome (Sitting Handsome series)
Location: Outbreak (New RP sim! Info: http://outbreak.sl)

Sweater Weather

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It’s most definitely sweater weather right now up in the northern part of the globe, & designers are responding in kind! It can be hard to come up with an idea that stands out amongst the pack, but Amerie managed to do that with this sweater available at The Seasons Story. The two-tone design and HUD-controlled long sleeves make it versatile and very cozy! My thumbs for my Slink hands do stick out at the end of the sleeves, edited out for this pose, but the effect inworld actually makes it look like there’s a hole there. It’s unintended, but I love it!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Soft (Ocean)
Hair: Truth – Harmony (Bun)
Top: Amerie – Cable Knit Sweater (Navy) (The Seasons Story)
Skirt: Coco Designs – Preated Skirt (Tartan Black)
Shoes: Just Design – Penny (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, PXL – OpenMouth Pro
Pose: !bang – Stand 467
Location: Izzie’s

Most Likely to…

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I enjoy doing photo challenges in RL, and have always wished to dive into blog challenges, too. Aside from Luna Jubilee‘s 52 Weeks of Color Challenge (which I need to finish off the last 4 weeks), I haven’t done many… or any? Anyway, no time like the new year to start.

Strawberry Singh is reigniting her regular Monday Memes, and has picked a fun one for the first of 2015: Second Life Yearbook Smile. Check out her post here for info and try it out! I used the AnyPose Expression HUD (free!) to do my smile, and blended two photos (with and without the HUD activated) since the toothsmile setting made my eyes all squinty. There is some setting in SL that slows animations, but if you release the toothsmile check and quickly snap the photo, you may just catch yourself looking slightly more natural.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Andrea (Rye)
Top: League – Croppped Mohair Sweater (Navy Gradiant)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: EarthStones – Mahika Necklace, Maxi Gossamer – Keisha Earrings (E3)
Pose: !bang – Stand 212

Slopes

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If you’ve ever owned a puffy vest in RL, you know just how amazing it is. Normally made with down feathers, it traps in heat within your core, and it’s comfy to boot! I was so happy to see Tres Blah came out with one for this round of Collabor88, along with thermals to put underneath, because they’re both pretty perfect! And while I don’t get cold in SL, nor snowboard in both lives, it sure doesn’t hurt to look the part, eh? Both fit well with the FLite boots from this round of The Arcade and FLite googles that you can pick up at Winter Trend!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft/Ocean)
Hair: Clawtooth – Snug as a Bug (December Collabor88)
Shirt: Tres Blah – Thermal (Stripes) (December Collabor88)
Vest: Tres Blah – Puff Vest (Black) (December Collabor88)
Pants: JPdsg – Sweatpants (Black)
Shoes: FLite – A-Solo Snow Boots (Black) (December ’14 Arcade)
Gloves: Mutresse – Gushi Gloves (Black)
Goggles: FLite – A-Solo Goggles (Retro) (Winter Trend)
Snowboard: Remarkable Oblivion – Snowboard (Sugoi) (September ’13 Arcade)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Pose: Fri.day – Careless 3
Location: Cloverdale

How the Night Changes

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It’s not quite snowy winter here yet, but I suppose that’s still on par, seeing as the season doesn’t official change for 2 more weeks! But in the evening, it’s still chilly enough to break out those scarves and sweaters we love, and of course, ColdLogic delivers with this adorable sweater dress combo. It’s so cozy to dress in, and works perfectly for this equally cozy and sweet pose from RACK Poses – out at this month’s The Liaison Collaborative, which should be wrapping up in the next few days!

Thanks to my friend Charlie for posing with me!

On Her:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Magika – Beans
Top/Scarf: ColdLogic – Wayne combo shirt (Sand)
Shoes: Maitreya – Stagioni Boots (Bole)
Socks: Maitreya – Dahlia Socks (Beige)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Kizzy Gypsy Hoops

On Him:
Skin: Belleza
Outfit: FashionNatic – Nasir Outfit

Pose: RACK Poses – My Reason to Smile (November TLC)
Bed: Floorplan & Willow – Lazy Lounger (Plum) (October Collabor88)
Deck: Cheeky Pea – Stargazer Landing & Lights

All that Glitters is…

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With Thanksgiving behind us, now begins quite the shopping season. I didn’t have too much in RL to buy, but I went a bit crazy on all those 50% off gift card sales, like at Trompe Loeil, Barnesworth Anubis, & Cheeky Pea. Combine that with Black Friday sales at ColdLogic, BOOM, Reign, & others… my wallet hurts. Especially considering Arcade starts tomorrow!

But before that parade of gachas begins, I couldn’t resist so much of what’s offered at this month’s Uber. In just a few short months, it’s proven to be one of those events where most designers really bring their A game. I mean, just look at this dress/jacket combo from Foxes – perfectly fluffy in the skirt, HUD-controlled jacket and top, and glitter. Shiny, party-rific glittery goodness. It’s perfect for those inevitable holiday and New Year’s parties to come!

Skin: League – Erin (Bronze)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shine (Soft / Ocean)
Hair: Truth – Neria (Light Blondes)
Dress: Foxes – City Lights (Dark Grey)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, Belleza – Eyeliner 3, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7, PXL – OpenMouth Pro
Jewelry: Yummy – Midsummer Blossom Necklace (Carmine)
Pose: Marukin – Sol (White Fleur)
Location: Kowloon

Fashionably Late

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We can file this under the better late than never category, because even though much of this came out a few months ago at Collabor88, I still wear damn near all of it regularly! Especially these pants from Fashionably Dead. While I have been able to find beat up jeans that reach the floor, I do love the boyfriend cut, and the baggy bunching around the belt is such a nice touch! This camisole as well from ISON is just the right length to go with the slew of high waist pants and shorts I’ve been buying, beautifully draped. Thankfully better late than never means all pictured now available at their respective mainstores!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Tableau Vivant – Springer Hair (Summer)
Top: ISON – Silk Camisole (Eggshell)
Pants: Fashionably Dead – Beat Up Jeans (Blue)
Shoes: Reign – Bow Peeps (Camel)
Feet: Slink – Womens High Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Relaxed)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer – Baroque Teardrop necklace, Yummy – Karina Glasses (Black)
Pose: Double Take – Say It To My Face, (second pose uncredited – wrote it down, & lost the paper! If you recognize this, please leave a comment, thank you!)

So Ridic

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A big reason why I try not to blog too many event-specific items is because I find more often now that RL gets in my way of actually sitting down to hammer out posts before said event ends. Thankfully, quite a few items you can then find in store, just like these poses from RIDIC, just recently out at The Hottie Cooterati Experience‘s Rhapsody! Mixing singles, friends, and couples, you’ll find a very cute array of poses perfect for your pictures.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Magika – Reading
Top: Tres Blah – Summer Kimono (Casual) (Summerfest ’14), Baiastice – Luli Bikini (Blue Stripes) (June Collabor88)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Accessories: Earthstones – Mahika Necklace, Acid & Mala – Reader Glasses

On Alex:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley (Latte)
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Ice – Spring Eye
Hair: Truth – Honey (Reds)
Outfit: Hucci – Poetic Romper (Crisp)
Shoes: Ingenue – Fiona Wedges (Pearl)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: [Gang/Cold] – Eyeliner “Cat”, Pink Fuel – Freckles Across Nose (Latte, Dark), Pink Fuel – Harley Lipstick (Latte, Cherry), Cheap Makeup – Babysitters Club Lashes
Accessories: Yummy – Guardian Charms – Gold, Mandala – Steking Ears, BOOM – Friendship Bracelet (Teal), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Cross), BOOM – Knit Friendship Bracelet (Princess), *GFD* ~ Knuckle Ring (Infinity) Gold, Glow Studio – Watch-ing me (Gold), Magic Nook – Simple Ring (Gold), Noodles – Delicate Heart Ring Gold, Noodles – Royalty Crown Ring Gold

Pose: RIDIC Poses – Peace, Ride

Would?

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Today at 12pm SLT, make your way over to Rhapsody, a new music-themed event put on by the The Hottie Cooterati Experience! (Check out the event schedule here!) Over in the Punk section, you’ll find this plaid sweater from Abhor & Adore and this wicked hair from Mina (check out the mohawk available, too!) While this tank from R3volt isn’t a Rhapsody feature, be sure to check them out in the main entry area!

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Mina Hair – Jett/Brett (Blondes) (Rhapsody)
Top: R3volt – Anika Tanktop (V3)
Pants: Tres Blah – Astrid Denim Cut Offs (Summerfest ’14)
Shoes: Phunk – Combat Boot
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1, League – Erin Tintable Lipstick 7
Accessories: Magic Nook – Summer Hoops, Hoorenbeek – Retro Sunglasses, Adore & Abhor – Punk Waist-Tied Shirt (Punk Plaid) (Rhapsody)
Pose: D.Luxx Poses – Against the Wall [M] 01
Location: Virtual Decay