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Everyone is Fighting Their Own Battles – Be Kind

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One of the things I love most about our Virtual World is that we come across so many different people from different walks of life. I find that SL often breaks the generalisations and prejudices that we might have had about people. I know over the 9 years I have been part of Second Life that my perceptions have changed…I hope I am far more open-minded and tolerant than I was and I always considered myself to be a very tolerant person in the first place.

I have lots of examples of this having worked and played in various communities over the years and one of the biggest changes I have seen has happened under my own nose.  6 years ago almost I hired a female avatar DJ to work at my club. She insisted on using a voice morpher which did cause a lot of snickers and giggles from people. Of course people made assumptions…quite rightly as it proved, that this DJ was not in fact a female in real life. A couple of years in this DJ was unaware one night that their voice morpher failed, just for a split second, and several us were able to confirm that it was a male voice. No one said a word. To us, she wanted to be known and associated as a female and we were fine with that. It was her SL and she could be whatever she wanted to be.

For one reason or another the DJ left my employ but came back a few years later and asked to rejoin the team. I said yes, but not with a voice morpher. The voice morpher is unclear and distracting, I said, and besides we all know you have a male voice. By this time I also had several other dj’s whose avies didn’t match the voice and it really was no big deal to anyone. The DJ was surprised we knew, shocked we had known for so long and I think mostly pleasantly surprised that she hadn’t noticed any change whatsoever in how people related to her.

Everyone has things going on behind the avatar that others may not know about. Some might, but most won’t unless you are a person that shares everything with everyone like a daily edition of a newspaper. I’ve been reminded of this today as I read Facebook and find out that someone I know has been dealing with the decline and now passing away of a parent to cancer. This person knows full well that they get a fair amount of criticism from some quarters for how they interact with others sometimes. My writing that won’t be a surprise. But, reading that this morning really made me remember the adage ‘Be Kind to Others, You never know what battles they are fighting’

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and treat people how you would like to be treated today.

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – Lelutka Stella

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Alena Head Applier

Eyes – Ikon – Storm

Hair – Exile – Blown Away

Jacket – Erratic – Mischa Wrap Coat

Pants – Maitreya – Leather Leggings

Shoes – fri.day – Samantha Booties **NEW** at C88

Earrings – Kunglers – Blanche **NEW** at ON9

unKindness -Country Pumpkin Candles **NEW** at Tres Chic. from 17th September

DDD – Handing Candles

Skye Studio Tree Tunnel


Hooray for Peter Pumpkinhead

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I want to sing ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ but people would think I meant Christmas. Of course, I don’t. I mean Autumn, Fall…Halloween. What is not to like  about this time of year. Fresh air, with a chill, but not a freeze. Roaring fires, crisp leaves on the ground. The colours..oh my the colours, oranges, browns, greens, yellows, golds and saffron.

The new round of Tres Chic opens tomorrow 17th September and there are going to be some fabulous items for sale if the previews are anything to go buy. The set above is unKindness set for the event and is absolutely adorable. The Country Pumpkin set comprises three individual pieces that can also be purchased as a set and are also copyable to decorate your Fall themed areas and homes. The seat comes with 6 male and 6 female poses and is complimented perfectly by the Accessories Set and Candles Tray.

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Richly textured this perfect Pumpkin set is available from 17th September through to October 5th at Tres Chic.

Credits;

unKindness -Country Pumpkin Seat **NEW** at Tres Chic. from 17th September

unKindness -Country Country Pumpkins Accessories **NEW** at Tres Chic. from 17th September

 

unKindness -Country Pumpkin Candles **NEW** at Tres Chic. from 17th September

DDD – Handing Candles

Skye Studio Tree Tunnel

 


Checkers for One Ain’t so much Fun

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That said, at least I can’t lose if I play games on my own. After a few rounds of Greedy last night that left me wondering if my name had been put into some Greedy blacklist of players never to win a game!!!

While the weekend is still with us be sure to head over to unKindness and pick up these fabulous Rustic Benches at only 150L$ each in PG and Adult versions which a super-duper colour and texture change menu to mix and match with your home style. *coughs* The animations are really rather good and yes, I tried all of them…in both items…with a little help *winks*

Also starting this weekend is the first round of Gen Neutral a totally new concept event on the grid and one that I can totally get behind. I’ll be featuring more items from that event over the coming days I’m sure.

Flux Sur Mer is one of my favourite sims and there new shopping area is a great place to visit and shop in absolutely stunning surroundings. It really does enhance the shopping experience when you have a whole sim to relax and enjoy. Serenity style has an exclusive item coming up at the next round of their shopping event starting on the 15th September. Games Time includes the checkers board and Bingo card deco which are totally cute and perfect for cluttering up any lived in home.

Maitreya in the meantime broke my bank with this new release of tank tops and hipster pants…I got fatpack mania but they are worth every single L$ and ladies, you know they are gonna fit your Lara bods to perfection!

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Truth – Josette **NEW**

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Top – Maitreya – Tank Top **NEW**

Pants – Maitreya – Hipster **NEW**

Pose – Kirin

Decoration:

unKindness – Rustic Bench **SPECIAL** for the Neighbourhood this weekend only

Consignment – Clock **NEW** at Gen Neutral

Serenity Style- Old Checkers & Bingo Frame **NEW** at Flux Sur Mer from 15th September

Soy End Table and Dark Purple Berries Vase

Cheeky Pea –  Delilah Earth Solid Curtain

FANATIK – Rug

{anc} Lace Curtain – Bokeh

 


亗.Meli Ⓕashionista LOOK 156.亗

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∦ HAIR: MOON // Hair // Roots & Ombres – Octet
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∦ DRESS : *DAVI Nadia RED
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∦ CAT : -Pixicat- Bastet.Sphynx (Lazy)
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∦ DOG: *Shai* The Posh Puppy – Light Pink Bow
>> @ The Arcade Gacha Events –

∦ LAMP: Sway’s [Camp out] Oil lamp . love
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∦ FRIDGE: Pizza’s Funky Fridge – Wash
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∦ SHOES: -Davi Creations- Zoe Million Heels (Slink)
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∦ MESH HEAD: 12. Genesis_Head_Emily_2.0_Relaxe_Cream 1 gacha
>> Genesis Lab. Mainstore @ : : K U S T O M 9 : :

∦ DECOR : uk – CosmoBi-weekly – Candy Retro Set
>> 7mad;Ravens & unKindess Mainstores

∦ BAG: ^^Swallow^^  »BAD » Bitch Bag Her
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Those Who Don’t Believe in Magic Will Never Find it

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All Hallows Eve is just a few weeks away and the stores and events are filling with more and more great decor items that fit the theme.

Being a Brit I was intrigued by the way Halloween is celebrated in other countries and certainly the popularity of it in Second Life, where it has got to be the second biggest celebration after Christmas holidays, is a reflection of the fact that the largest population represented in SL are Americans where Halloween is a widely celebrated holiday.

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My parents were aghast when I asked once as a child if I could go ‘Trick or Treating’ as some of my other friends were going. “NO you can’t go house to house begging! Whatever next!” was my mother’s horrified response. It’s funny that you quite often find yourself saying the same things to your kids that were said to you when you have your own children. Except in this case. When my children were old enough to want to go Trick or Treating I enjoyed dressing them up and taking them out. We didn’t go to houses where we weren’t expected. There were several children of around the same age in the small area where we lived and the parents had all agreed to visit each other for the kids to experience the fun.

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Both the current round of the Arcade and Collabor88 have great items for decorating your home, store, club or special halloween areas this year. I adore the set pictured above from unKindness. The Charmed Parlor set comprises of Thrones, Fireplace and mirrors that all come with 6 colour change options. The throne comes with over 20 unisex sit animations and then the decor items can be added in around you with the Rug, Table and a selection of candles in complimentary colours. The set is a great focal point to build your perfect witches parlor around.

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Credits:

Pandemonium Dungeon

cinphul // moon curtains **NEW** at Cosmopolitan til 13th September

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Throne **NEW** at C88

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Mirror **NEW** at C88

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Fireplace **NEW** at C88

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Planchette Burner **NEW** at C88

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Planchette Boxes **NEW** at C88

{vespertine} – Ouija Board.

NOMAD // Brocante // Candelabra **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

Soy Essentials of Witchcraft – **NEW** at C88

unKindess– Potions Gacha Potions Set

-Pixicat- Bastet.Sphynx **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

NOMAD // Brocante // Flower Urn **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

Heart – Witch Forest – Hanging Skull

MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

DRD phantom small chandelabra

DRD phantom trunks

ISON – books and skulls

ISON – wine light

DRD phantom phantoms rose

:Moon Amore: The Sacred Sabana (Geometria)

unKindess – Charmed Parlor Rug **NEW** at C88

ISON – light of life

ISON – elixirs

ISON – iron cast bowl

MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

[ContraptioN] – Dulci’matic: Tenuous Collaboration

Scarlet Creative Greenwich Trunk Dark **NEW** at Arcade Gacha

[PM}Pixel Mode  –  Bird Cage

NOMAD // SUN VERSUS MOON  **NEW** at C88


亗.Meli Ⓕashionista LOOK 155.亗

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❖❖ LOOK 155 ❖❖
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∦ RING: (NO) Cat Ring – Mao
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∦ PIERCING bust : dl:: Body Diamonds
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∦ MESH HEAD: 12. Genesis_Head_Emily_2.0_Relaxe_Cream 1 gacha
>> Genesis Lab. Mainstore  @ : : K U S T O M 9 : :

∦ DECOR : uK – Charmed Parlor Set – Collab88
>> 7mad;Ravens & unKindess Mainstores  @ COLLABOR 88 :
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亗.Meli Ⓕashionista LOOK 153.亗

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❖❖ LOOK 153 ❖❖

∦ HAIR: *~*Damselfly*~*Adan Non-Rigged Mesh Dark Blondes
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∦ BEARD: [DossiEr] Beard V1
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∦ TOP: ::GB::Riders jacket & hoody / Black
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∦ PANT: not so bad . mesh . EDWIN jeans . used grey
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∦ SHOES: [VALE KOER] THE BEEZY BOOSTS ECLIPSE
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∦ TATTOO: -7P-Bio Tattoo Applier
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∦ DECOR : uk – FaMESHed – Autumn Vanity Set
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Autumn is Coming

Autumn is coming

*Settles down at the typewriter with a cup of cocoa*

I love Autumn…or Fall as it is often referred to. I love Winter too as, in real life, I am sooooo not a Summer person. So, Autumn signals the turn in the weather and a fresher, crisp chill in the air that I long for through the summer heat. Many of my happiest memories of childhood are from Bonfire Nights in early November and family Christmas’s with loved ones.

Another reason is the colours of Autumn are so appealing to me, oranges, burnt siennas, dark greens, yellows, tans and golden browns. I can’t wait for Autumn shopping too and we’re already starting to see some fabulous items getting us ready for the season like this superb Autumn Vanity Table from unKindness at the September round of faMESHed.  This is going to look absolutely perfect in my autumnal house and garden I plan putting together over the next couple of weeks. The item comes with the table with mirror, 3 wreaths and cushions with animated and static poses.

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I love the table and I love the fact that it gave me a great excuse to dig out the warmer fall wardrobe and match up these AlterEgo Jesabelle Jeans with the Foxes Fleece Jacket. Time to clean up the inventory and make space for more great fall fashions and furnishings that you know SL Creator’s are busy beavering away working on right now.

Credits: 

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Nao

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Top – Foxes – Fleece Jacket and Tee Shirt

Pants – AlterEgo – Jesabelle Jeans

unKindness – Autumn Vanity Table w/Mirror **NEW** @ faMESHed

 


I’m Not Bad…I’m Just Drawn That Way

sin cityFestival of Sin started a couple of days ago and it got a group of friends and I chatting about Film Noir and our love of the style of those. One of the most popular MadPea sims that we often get asked to bring back is Mad City which was based on the look and film of many a Film Noir. Vintage it seems, is all the rage these days and I quite like it for sure.

I couldn’t resist going for the Jessica Rabbit look when I received this gacha pack from unKindness specifically designed for Festival of Sin. The set is a hand drawn papercraft/comic style building set to produce your very own Sin City! Of course Jessica had to be found slouched outside the Red Wrath Pub…SL imitates RL yet again in my case!

sin city 2There are 10 items in total, 9 commons and 1 rare (Rare – Bordello Building with working light…red of course!). 75L$ a play and the commons are:

Greedy Bank
Glutton Cafe
Envy & Envious
Laze-Inn Slothel
Red Wrath Pub
Vanity Park
Comic Bench
Comic Tree 1
Comic Tree 2

Whatever your sin there’s something for you with this gacha set that puts fun into the deadliest of sins. Check out the naughties on offer at the Festival of Sin by clicking here

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – Lelutka Stella

Appliers – League  – Erin skin applier and Milla Head Applier

Eyes – DS’ELLES  Apocalypse – Marron

Hair – Lelutka – Rebel

Outfit – CaTwA – Jessica Rainbow

Poses – Chanimations

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