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

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

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

Game Day

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The time has finally come for the World Cup again, and the day is here when USA begins their time in Brazil. So far, it’s been five days of Heaven for me, with game after game after game everyday… can’t all days be like this? Watching my personal favorites (outside of my own country), Germany, show off exactly why they are the best has already made my day. And tonight, we’ll see how far USA have come with a beloved German at the helm. I could go on and on, but let’s keep this short; Iran v Nigeria is on.

One of my favorite things I picked up from this round of Collabor88 has been these shorts from Maitreya. Often shorts don’t fit well with my shape’s hips + thigh combo, but these work perfectly! I’ve barely taken them off since the first! I’m also in love with these new cute shoes from Reign, reminding me of a pair I have sitting in my closet now. A final bit of brand newness – Truth released two styles last night, including this fantastically wavey ponytail. And, while not new, pick up your country tee from BOOM.

Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Truth – Honey (Light Blondes)
Top: BOOM – Twenty-Three Tee (USA)
Pants: Maitreya – BF Jean Shorts (Dirty) (June Collabor88)
Shoes: Reign – Petal Hoppers (White)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Earthstones – Marquessa Necklace (Diamond), Magic Nook – Summer Hoop (Silver)
Pose: Glitterati – Football 2
Location: Hathian

When I met you in the summer… (Pose Fair, Part II)

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We’re past the midway point now of Pose Fair 2014, with less than 5 days left to go! I’ve had these poses photographed since Day 2, but then, life piled on anything it could. Luckily there’s still time to pick items up before they’re gone! (Well, most will likely end up in mainstores, but who knows when, right? Right!)

Just in time for summer, both Bounce This Poses and Vanity Poses have released sets for your beachy fun. The top set (BTP) might technically be geared towards girls, but I think you can swing a couple guys into the set just fine. Thank you to Sora, Lundy, & Clint for hanging out & posing with me!

(L to R)
On Sora:
Skin: Belleza – Ashton (Tan)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes
Hair: Jomo – Etched Hair
Feet: Slink – Mens Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo – Time Sleeves

On Lundy:
Skin: League – Erin (Deep Tan)
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes
Hair: Truth – Chynna
Bikini: Drift – Tini Kini (Wildlife)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)

On Clint:
Skin: Fruk – Bennett (Shade 2 Blonde)
Eyes: IKON – Promise Eyes
Hair: Action – James Veganic Hair
Pants: Flow – Swimming Trunks
Feet: Slink – Male Barefeet
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Tattoos: Sleepy Bozer – Ocean moon, Fruk – Atom Beard

On Peri:
Skin: League – Erin (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes
Hair: Elikatira – Later
Bikini Top: Drift – Tini Kini (Stripes 2)
Bikini Bottom: Paper Doll – Mix ‘n Match Kini (VIP Gift)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual v1)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Groomed Eyelashes, Filthy – Lashes 1
Jewelry: Aura/Auxiliary – Sunny Day Earrings (Sand)

Pose 1: Bounce This Poses – Summer Fun
Pose 2: Vanity Poses – Woo! Girls
Boat: The Dreamer Creations – Pitching Boat

Climbing

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I’ve been back on a fashion binge as of late, much to the chagrin of my SL wallet. But when your favorite stores & events keep coming out with stuff like this? Who am I to resist, honestly. (Let’s forget about restraint right now.)

A new round of Collabor88 debuted on the 8th, and UFO & BCC teamed up to bring these holey jeans. Since they’re a special design concerning the texture & alpha, I did have to adjust my legs a bit so that they didn’t poke through. But I have a few specially adjusted shapes in my inventory anyway for these occasions, it’ll work! The inspiration this round is a space age theme, giving us gems like this Galaxias necklace from Noodles.

DeeTalez also release these adorable cardigans not too long ago that fit really well again my avatar, and I just love the way they drape. One of my favorite stores, and for a reason!

Lastly, this blog will be changing addresses shortly – please update your links to http://heyperina.com!

Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Rowen (Light Blonde)
Tank: Fri.day – Cliquester Tank (Artist)
Sweater: DeeTalez – Mesh Cardigan (Grey Colors)
Pants: UFO & BCC – Point Damage Vintage Denim (Blue) (February Collabor88)
Shoes: Hucci – Embessa Sandal (Poppy Red)
Feet: Slink – Womens Natural Barefeet (Rigged)
Makeup: Belleza – Eyeliner 3
Jewelry: Noodles – Galaxias Necklace (Green) (February Collabor88), Bliensen & MaiTai – Aurora Earrings
Pose: Flowey – See Me Runnin
Location: Horizon Dream

Thick as Thieves

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Not all of winter is about bundling up in big coats and scarves. Sometimes it’s about breaking out the sweaters and boots, with tights to keep you warm. For me, in Texas, it tends to be about layering, since it’ll be 32F in the morning, but 73F by 4pm! Anyway, the Seasons Story has opened up, and now that the crowds have made it through, it’s a great time to head over. Among a few things (including an adorable corgi known as Gizmo), I snatched this sweater from Tulip, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores. Ana was so kind to join me, breaking out her own UFO coat!

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Ainsley (Light Blonde 04)
Top: Tulip – Color Block Sweater (Navy) (Seasons Story)
Tights: Aura – Snug Leggings (Dirt)
Shoes: Fri.day – River Boots (Pewter)
Jewelry: Magic Nook – Raindrop Earrings (Silver), Yummy – Pearl Wisp Necklace (White) (January Collabor88)
Bag: Maitreya – Mesh Shopper (Minsk)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black),
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Ana:
Skin: The Skin Shop (10), Face – Bambi (Soft)
Eyes: LeLutka – Ellis (Lavender)
Hair: Truth – Jade (Ginger 02)
Top: U.F.O. – Nerd Duffle Coat (Brown)
Pants: B.C.C. – Love UU Skirt (Vintage)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Heathrow Boots (Warm)
Makeup: The Skin Shop (10) Eyebrows (Dark Brown Soft), Eyeshadow – Glam (Bronze), Lipstick – Hollywood (Red), MC falsies Eyelash

Pose: !bang – Thick as Thieves
Location: Virtual Decay

Keeping Warm

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It all starts with a coat… a coat from Valiant. I must’ve shown it to my handsome manprop about 5 times before he realized how in love with it I’d become. But just look at it! The design is lovely, executed very well, and as predicted, he just looks so good in it. If I had a male character I played on the regular, I’d buy it for myself and wear it 24/7. Alas, I’ll leave it to Esau for me to fawn over, and instead house myself in this trenchcoat from League, which I might be a bit in love with, too.

On Peri:
Skin: League – Isla (Sunkiss Natural – Cleavage C)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard – Shimmer Eyes (Blue)
Hair: Truth – Delta (Light Blonde 04)
Top: League – Trench Coat (Black)
Tights: DeeTalez – Wool Diamond Tights (Red)
Shoes: Mon Tissu – Provence Riding Boots (Black)
Scarf/Muffs: CoCo – Scarf (Red), Artilleri – Knit Earmuffs (Black)
Makeup: Maxi Gossamer – Wild Full Thick Eyelashes (Black)
Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (Casual)

On Esau:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn (Deep Tan 5)
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)
Hair: Entente – Serge Hair (Midnight Black)
Top: Valiant – Radial Jacket (Red Tee)
Pants: Iron Claw – Mesh Nerd Classic Pants (Beige)
Necklace: K&K – Chain (Gold)

Pose: !bang – Be My Dream
Location: Sunshine Mist (Pixel Bean Coffeehouse)