Hello! Two days ago was my 14th rezday, and what a ride it’s been! I recently joined a Facebook group where people who started SL long ago, and this makes me nostalgic. However, some of them are considering coming back, so, it’s good.
Fifty Linden Fridays have been around for 12 years. TWELVE YEARS. What can I say? OMGWTF Barbecue is awesome for keeping that very cool weekly event around for so long. It has never lost in quality, and never got more expensive than 50l$. I’d like to think all the wonderful designers for taking so much time to make things to sell for so cheap!
Anyway, yesterday, the FLF Birthday Bash opened, and for once, it’s not only for one day, but for 3 weeks. So, yes, the sim is full, but be patient, there’s plenty of time to get there and grab ALL the things.
I managed to get a complete outfit there. Apart from the body (Maitreya Lara), the head (LeLutka Briannon), the eyes (Banana Banshee) and the shape (my own), everything you see is from the event, either 50l$ or free.
Credits : – Veechi – Star Moles / Dark Left – Evo X (Free) – [Glam Affair] Enni Layer [Lelutka EvoX] Honey (50$) – Pixicat – Mei Shirt – Stars (Maitreya) – STOIC. HEART DERMAL PIERCING SILVER [add] – BALACLAVA!! Happy Glasses – friday – Sidney Booties (Ink) – Maitreya – HAIR // ELIKATIRA Audra // 2 – ISON – anika patent leather pants – deluxe (maitreya) – REIGN.- SLOUCHY TOTE BAG (SHOULDER HOLD) I <3 FLF! – Tentacio – remember the summer milkshake
I decided this past weekend to jump headfirst back in to my SLife, whereas prior I’ve been just dallying here and there. I’ve blasted my way through new brands, gotten out of my comfort zone, tried things I would NEVER have bothered with in the past.
In short – I finally feel at home again in this pixel world. I’m extremely excited about it.
One thing I decided to do while I am playing with new things is start dragging out OLD skins. One of those great features of BOM is the ability to make everything old new again. I have HUGE regrets that I trashed my old LEAGUE skins when applier HUDS became the rage. Why did I trash LEAGUE? I don’t know. I trashed a few brands, Curio, and some others, and my sadness that they are lost to me forever is huge.
One thing I learned, by dragging these skins out and slapping them on a mesh head via BOM is this. They did not age well. I would say 75% of my old skins are very OMG WTF WTF NO NO NO. It’s sort of like that. The colors are just off, or not current. The look is too harsh. Sometimes they don’t stretch across mesh properly and it’s all just wrong.
But every once in a while an old brand reminds me how I loved them, once upon a time. Long since gone is Tuli – that maker of delicate, lovely skin. An old friend once described Tuli as making the “most kissable lips”. I was a such a fan girl, once upon a time.
I will confess that this skin still has a lovely face, but it doesn’t “quite” work with mesh. The line between head and body I can’t seem to overcome it’s always JUST a bit wonky. The thing is though, this skin was never meant for mesh. Mesh wasn’t an itch in it’s daddy’s pants back when I got this skin. So I’ve pulled the old blogger cheat and slapped on a choker necklace and somewhat obscured this.
I promise you, I’ll do the same any time I wear it in the future. Don’t judge me. Wearing Tuli is like running in to an old friend you thought was gone forever.
Another aside, as I ramble a LOT on this Sunday morning, is that I discovered a pose store I really love. As a pose maker, I was always completely reticent to enter any pose shops or use ANYONE’S poses because I didn’t want to be accused of ripping off anyone’s work. Even long after I closed up shop, I still continued this habit and I feel like it’s been pretty limiting. I can’t even remember why I stumbled in to Secret Poses but their Chinese Take Out pose set completed my desire to be eating constantly in SL.
I am a huge fan, and am going to be shopping there more.
And now, it’s Sunday. Whatever should I do on a Sunday? Probably eat….
Gidge is Housebound in: Jeans: Vinyl – Oakley Jeans Lip Gloss[:Tuli:] Helena / petal :: Lips :: Sheer Sugar Pink (gloss) Ring: (Yummy) Diamond Solitaire Ring – Gold – Maitreya Choker: (Yummy) Layered Chain Choker – All Colors Shirt: -Pixicat- Stina Shirt – JeansBlack (Maitreya) Earrings: Cae :: Owl :: Earring Necklace: Cae :: Trinket :: Necklace (Long) Hair: Exile:: Lana Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Strong Face GIFT001 – v1.7 – Mocap Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V5.0 Shoes: Pure Poison – Cutie Pie Flats – Black Stripes – Maitreya Pose & Props: Secret Poses. Chinese Take Eyes: [GA.EG] Ultimate Eyes Skin: [:Tuli:] Helena / pearl (light) :: 05 Manicure: Alaska Metro Games: Second Spaces
Well I wasn’t up to fighting the crowds for Black Friday craziness but I will tell you this, free pig from Schadenfreude at SaNaRae got me dressed.
In fact, I rolled around and picked up all of the gifts – there were some good ones! I did a wee bit of shopping too, but not toooo much, I’m a girl on a budget.
My other favorite gift are these adorable glasses – they have a snow ON or snow OFF option, and several texture choices. Very thoughtful, fun gift!
I’m still riding the BakesOnMesh train pretty hard. Today I’m wearing skin from TULI – that vintage skinner who doesn’t create any more. I kinda love being back in to my old skins – I’m so glad i never trashed most of them.
I’ve been wearing that outfit for a while now, and just couldn’t find the time to blog it, but finally here it is! I’m absolutely in love with everything there : the gorgeous rings from Kunglers, the lovely necklace from Maxi Gossamer, the cute Tram hair, the adorable flats from Phedora… Definitely saving that whole outfit to wear again!
You simply must have the Gingerfish “Birdy” pose set to tell this Administration exactly what you think of them.
Moral hazard is increasingly commonplace. Moral hazard happens when people make decisions that involve risk while they are protected from the risk. Gambling with other people’s money is a moral hazard. So is gambling with other people’s lives. Susan Sarandon’s glib disregard for the lives of immigrants, the poor, people who might lose health insurance and people of color when she encouraged risking a Trump presidency to “heighten the contradictions” is an example of moral hazard. She’s a white woman who won’t be deported or be killed by the police because she forgot to use her turn signal. She’s wealthy and can buy the latest AR-15 rifles and does not risk homelessness or loss of health insurance. It was easy for her to contemplate disaster because other people lose, not her.
Fashion and politics go together…and always have.
The recent bill repealing the ACA that Congressional Republicans passed without one vote to spare is an example of moral hazard. They exempted their health insurance coverage from the provisions that strip protections from the American people. There is no clearer example of moral hazard than that. Their bill brings back lifetime limits and pre-existing condition exclusions by allowing states to opt out of national standards. Of course, states with poor quality state government will immediately rush to opt out. People living in states with good government are not safe, though, because their repeal encourages a race to the bottom by allowing insurance to be sold across state lines so states who are in the pockets of the insurance companies like Georgia and Alabama can allow worthless insurance to be sold to employers in states who attempt to protect their people from predatory corrupt insurance companies like Golden Rule.
The Exile Drive ponytail is full of life, unlike the American people if Trump destroys our health care system.
I woke up full of energy and right about then I realized I had new goodies from RC Cluster to provide some MUCH needed activity in my SLIFE! I’m out hunting butterflies in my beautifully landscaped islet this morning. Thanks for the greenery Cajsa! Continue reading →
This sign, a riff on the Borg’s mantra,made me laugh. I always just point out the Borg dies in the end. But I laugh because where I grew up, we competed against Fertile in sports and other competitions. More amusingly, Fertile happens to be just about 25 miles from Climax, another town we competed against. When you’re in high school, such things are hilarious and even to this day, pranksters add distance to Fertile signs to the “You are Entering Climax” sign and vice versa. By the way, whoever ordered “You are entering Climax” is my hero. That sign is gone now, replaced by the much less amusing “Climax Pop. 300” sign. Not that we weren’t without our own embarrassing names. A few miles out of town, there used to be a glorious road sign, “Bullshit Valley, Next Left” That was the name of the valley. That was the sign. When I was home this summer, I saw it has been “cleaned up” and now reads, BS Valley. I was disappointed. I did not live in Bullshit Valley, alas, and my dad only took that left hand turn every few years just because it was a pretty route, though it was gravel not tar. The road to Bullshit Valley is paved now. I am sure there’s a metaphor there somewhere. Continue reading →