My friend Bouncer posted on plurk a Midnight Mania board the other day that was for a red car. It was THIS red car, in fact. As it turns out, I was flying out to Indiana that same day as my father had a heart attack the day before. I am not one for slapping midnight mania boards, not because I’m too good for them but mostly because I never remember to do it.
I logged in, slapped the board and logged out. Bouncer wanted the car for photo shoots and I figured, HEY CAR! Why not? I like Bouncer, he’s a good chap, and hell I should do something nice on such a shitty day. Continue reading →
At the end of a long day shopping and shooting in the studio, I have to confess I require some caffeine. It’s probably why I put my coffee station right next to my door – so I could grab a cup coming or going. If immediate access to coffee is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Continue reading →
The first paragraph I drafted for this post called what happened yesterday at Charlie Hebdo unthinkable. Of course, I had to delete that and start again because it obviously was not just thinkable, but doable. Three of our fellow human beings went into an office and killed twelve other fellow human beings because they were offended by their cartoons. It all sounds so ludicrous, doesn’t it?
Of course, to say the murders were about cartoons is to miss the point. The killers are bit players in an existential struggle between modernity and traditionalism and modernity is winning. When you are winning, you do not resort to tactics like terrorism. Terrorism is for losers.
You see, if they were not losing the argument already, they had many other options to object to and oppose the satiric cartoons of Charlie Hebdo. They could protest outside the office. They could have billboards saying “Chalie Hebdo is a poopy head.” They could write letters to the editor or to the advertisers asking them to stop running ads in the magazine. They could call for a boycott of products advertised in Charlie Hebdo. But their side is losing and they know it. So they decided to smash things and kill people. Continue reading →
My Slink Obsession opened this morning, so all you girls & with hands, feet, bodies and and heads should run not walk for this opportunity to pick up some great gear for your mesh attachment necessities. I’m sporting new stockings as I try to get myself dressed this morning.
I decided to go out exploring the winter fun to be had in SL today, so I had to take a bit to get properly geared up. Cute but warm is the goal – it’s hard to be cute sometimes, especially in RL, when you’re layered upon layers upon layers. I decided to have some fun with my ability to layer on my SLINK PHYSIQUE starting with a sweater from Stellar on the body, then adding mesh over it for a cute RL layered look. I think it works nicely. Continue reading →
I don’t have any plans in SL this NYE. I have a new roombah with a cat/dragon on it vacuuming (thank you SO MUCH) around my house and New Year’s Rockin Eve on the TV and that’s going to have to be good enough for me to close the year. When I wake up tomorrow it’s a new year. That’s always such an odd feeling, a year has passed. How did that happen?
I have to make some adjustments to my SL for 2015 and to my RL but they aren’t RESOLUTIONS. Resolutions always feel false to me. These are more, life changes that I’ve just been putting off because I’m lazy. Not the same at all. I may continue to put them off for a while. We’ll see. Continue reading →
Baiastice is always on my short list for gowns/dresses when someone needs ideas of what to wear for special events. NYE in SL should be a time to SPLURGE and get that one dress that he/she/your robot/your cthulu/your hamster/whatever it is you’re into won’t forget. I’ve got just a few selections in this post that I think are outstanding for NYE especially if you like fitted, current looks. Continue reading →
The title was the first thing I thought of when I slipped into this cloak and gown set from Sascha’s Designs yesterday. Lucy van Pelt understood the importance of wearing the crown, so I couldn’t resist this opportunity to do so myself. It’s a lovely gown for the winter holiday entertaining season WITHOUT the cloak of course, but it’s a lovely winter ensemble all together so I had to include both the cloak and the tiara. Continue reading →
I love the form of this sweater dress from NYU. It subtle shift from regular knit to rib knit to hug the waist and forearms is gorgeous. I love the slight blousing out on the sleeves and the top. It comes in two versions, with and without a collar. I chose the collarless option because I decided to add the gorgeous oversized shawl from Baiastice. Both items come in many colors to allow you to find your own favorite. (All photos are raw shots loaded directly to Flickr from Second Life®. They are not even cropped because the viewer crashes when I try to save to disk.)
I really love how the scarf drapes in the back as well. I included to picture to show off the wonderful Christmas Lighting Pine Trees from 3D Trees and explain how I edited them to make them even better. Continue reading →