Don’t Tell Me the Moon Is Shining

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining, show me the glint of light on broken glass,” is great advice for writers. It is attributed to Anton Chekhov who did write something pretty close to that. It remains good advice whether it is apocryphal or not.  It basically tells writers to show, don’t tell. Of course, some writers go overboard and describe every single thing in such detail that they have left themselves no room for emotional honesty or plot, but in general, as a reader, I prefer showing to telling.  It’s much easier with a picture, though, and in this one you can see the glint of moonlight on the waves.

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

Of course, what you really want is the perfect blend of show and tell. You don’t want authors telling you what every person is thinking, you want them to trust you to figure it out from their actions and their words. Writers who tell too much insult our intelligence, assuming we cannot get the point without it being spelled out. Fashion blogs often just show, with pictures and very little else. I like to add a bit of telling to explain things like why I fell in love with the Moon Lounge from {anc} at The Arcade. No one loves props more than bloggers and I was afraid I would spend a fortune trying to get it from the gacha machine, but I got it on the first pull.

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

I don’t love it because it made me feel lucky, though. I love it because it is full of wonderfully made poses. I always love how well chosen and well made the poses are in all {anc} props and pieces. Usually it feels as though creators have a library of poses that work well in just about anything and they add them to their furnishings and the work well and look good and there is nothing wrong with them. With {anc}, though, it feels as though every pose was made just for the individual prop. It feels as though the process of creation is different, that pre-made poses were not fitted to the prop, but made for it. It is why I always seek out this creator’s work, eager to see what poses are hidden inside their pieces.

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

Posing was a bit tricky, considering that in addition to the beautiful Bastet gown and harnesses from Pixicat, I decided to wear the lovely bone wings from Tentacios Rare Skeleton Galatea. I doubt winged creatures were on the drawing board when these poses were planned, but they are so well done, it worked anyway. When I put on the harness, I thought of these wings and how it might look as though the wings were worn with the harness, like some new Icarus without feathers. Since I am showing you so many different poses, you should also be noticing that this dress is beautifully rigged to keep itself looking good whichever way you move.

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

I have highlighted Glamistry quite a bit lately, but it seemed silly to look for something else when the strapping on these platforms is so perfect at repeating the motif from the harness on the arms and body. When it works, it works.
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

Here you can see the lovely work on the harness and the arm straps. There is a HUD to select the metal and the colors. Your options are black, pink, white, and red, the same colors the dress comes in. This gacha also has cats, the hairless sphinx which can be carried or left to loll about on the floor. You can even get a matching harness for your cat. There’s a jacket and a top in the gacha as well, so lots of great things to win.

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Chekhov

Tuli has released new skin called Willow. It’s a very dramatic skin with lips colors that will speak to the fashion lovers. She’s also released appliers for Slink, Belleza and Maitreya. I am glad to see Tuli back after her hiatus and it is good she keeping up with changes in how we dress and wear mesh. I hope, though, that she also turns her hand to making appliers for Lelutka mesh heads because I do love them.
“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
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****SHOPPING LIST******
Poses: and Moonlight Lounge @ The Arcade
HUDS: AnyPose Expression HUD v1.0
Skin: [:T:] Willow / T2 / rougette
[:T:] Willow / T2 / mu03
[:T:] Willow / T2 / lips01
Mesh Attachments: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Left V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet High Right V2.1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – L – Elegant1
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands V2.1 – R – Elegant1
Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.4 (ADD ME)
[LeLutka]-DIVA lashes
Appliers: Tuli Slink Applier Tone 2
Flair Main/Pedi
Eyes: [PXL] STUDIO Eyes – Green (S)
Hair: Exile::Spice (Female) @ The Arcade
Clothing: -Pixicat- Bastet.Dress – White (Slink) @ The Arcade
-Pixicat- Bastet.Harness – Arms (Slink) RARE @ The Arcade
-Pixicat- Bastet.Harness – Body (Slink) RARE @ The Arcade
Shoes: Glamistry : ANGELICA Heels
Jewelry: Tentacio bone wings from Skeleton Galatea Rare @ The Arcade
Location: {anc} MoonLightLounge. moon boat 9Li RARE @ The Arcade
Kalopsia Broken Floor @ Collabor88

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Roslin PetionCajsaLilliehook love the pictures AND what you wrote.
(((Cajsa™)))Thanks!!!

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