Naked to Nothing More Than Who We Are

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For today’s post, I decided to take on one of Strawberry Singh’s #SecondLifeChallenges.  I’ve been in a somewhat reflective mood since my grand grandmother passed away about a week ago and I thought this might be a good way to ponder life and get back into blogging more. If you’d like to participate too, here’s the link to Strawberry’s post with all of the details.

First a word about today’s picture. The image for this post is my Fallen Gods Inc. 2017 Gods and Goddesses Photo Contest entry, the skin being the participation prize from last’s years photo contest. My love for this look is only surpassed by my surprise and awe at the luck I had in getting this shot. Go check out all the other pretty pictures in the temple here!

Now on to the challenge… Seven facts about my SecondLife avatar or SecondLife that may not be obvious to any of you, my lovely readers.

  1. I really can not stand sl voice. Besides the fact that I despise my own voice, it seems that people who use mic tend to forget to keep people who type included in the conversation. That and the quality of mic sound in sl varies by person AND I am hearing impaired. So, I dislike sl voice immensely.
  2. I have had two sl partnerships in my four years and four months on sl. Both of which lasted over the average of four months for sl relationships. The longer of the two relationships lasted two years.
  3. I am seldom without my jerboa tail. The only time I take it off is for blog posts at times or for roleplay. For a short time I was never without wings but I always return to neko.
  4. I have only roleplayed in Game of Thrones sims. The few sims I have roleplayed on have been places my sl parents roleplayed at for Game of Thrones because I don’t like to roleplay in sims I don’t anyone and because I only wanted to roleplay Game of Thrones.
  5. My first and only mesh head is my current one, the LeLutka Bento Simone, courtesy of the fabulous Sophia Harlow.
  6. I really don’t like changing my shape and skin. It throws me off. I only do so for roleplay characters or artistic photos. I’ll change my hair frequently but not my skin or shape.
  7. I have absolutely no idea how to landscape or edit terrain in sl. Zero. I’ve never owned land where I could experiment with it.

Credits

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Augustine // Chapter III : Magic ~ Kohana Xue

Necklace: Kibitz – Lunar multi-necklace – silver ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Scales: Sweet Thing. – Siren Scales – Berry Pack ~ by Ayashula Resident

Wings: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. – Pixie Bento Wings – Purple ~ by Psikotik Gothly

Skin: Faleen Gods Inc. – Cosmic Snake 9th Election ~ by Alla Baroque the Flesh Carver (Participation prize for Gods & Goddesses Contest 2016)

My Body Details

Sim: Woodhenge – A Faery Crossing Sim

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Some Kind of Madness is Swallowing Me Whole

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I apologize for my absence! A combination of real life and a bit of a down mood has kept me from posting this when I originally received the items that are featured today. Read on for what’s been floating through my mind.

We all know that there are many things that drive us crazy. Rude customers or co-workers at work. Too slow drivers or traffic on our daily commutes. Finding presents left by the dog or cat for the 100th time on the carpet. Even something simple as the sound some people make when eating can set a person’s teeth on edge. But there are very few things, in my opinion at least, that can drive us to true madness. One of those things… is love.

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For very few people, the search seems easy, almost like an arrow just pointing them in the right direction. But for most people, the search is rough, almost brutal at times. We look for signs to say, “Hey, turn here, open this door” or “Turn back now, wrong turn” to show us where we are supposed to be headed and with who. And if that wasn’t enough, our search can be for many different types of love. Even if we prefer to be alone, most of us seek companionship of some kind whether with family, friendship, a lover or a pet. The search for love, that special kind of love that comes from another person we want to spend the rest of our lives with…that love can bring us to a madness like no other.

I may be a bit of a hopeless romantic. I know it’s in everything I do, everything I say. As I’ve embarked on my quest for love, I’ve hit a few potholes, skinned my knees a few times, and leaped off a cliff without really being sure of what was at the bottom of the water. Love truly can be blind and that is usually what causes most of the hardship we end up experiencing when things go wrong. As Sigmund Freud said, “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” First love is always so innocent…nothing quite like it and the heartbreak we face when we realize the other person is not 100% perfect and not a good fit feels earth shattering for some.

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Well… Freud also said, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” Although we lament all the hardship our hearts endure, they are strong and able to go through a lot of rough handling. It sucks, but eventually you get better at finding the right turns and all that hard work is worth it; the pain of the past lingers but not so strongly that you’re unable to find happiness again…

My main point? It’s a lot of what I’ve been talking about already. Don’t give up. Keep trudging along the rough paths, scraping your knees, and taking a tumble or two; just remember to pick yourself up and continue to move forward. Find your love whether that is a person, a cat or dog, or a group of friends who have your back. Don’t let madness swallow you.

Today I am sharing the Chesterfield Sofa, Chair and Stool. Both were at the Home Show 2017 but due to my mood and RL I was late to blog them. They are now at the mainstore and on Marketplace along with matching Bondage Benches. Personally, I love this set even more than the Contempo set that I have blogged about earlier this year. I think this is probably due to the detailing of the back cushions. Nonetheless, this set brings you all of your favorite smooth poses in the adult versions of each piece or the PG versions you can purchase if you don’t want the racy aspects.

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Animations included in these pieces are as usual, superbly smooth and plentiful. Both leather and metals can be changed via the logo on the back of each piece and you can change the security of the menus as well. Poses are easy to adjust and swap for all your naughty needs. Dictatorshop has once again created sophisticated and elegant furniture that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Until next time lovelies! 🙂

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe – Brenda – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Pantsuit: ISON – baroque jumpsuit (purple) ~ by Harry Hyx

Bracelet: e.marie – // RIGHT Friendship Bracelet – Sterling ~ by Emilianamarie Resident

Rings: Kibitz – Summer love rings – maitreya – gold ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Pelargonium ~ by Queenshop Resident

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Huntsman Manor ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Sofa: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Sofa [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Chairs: Dicatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Chair [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Stool: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield OMNI Bondage Stool [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Rug: Wood Works Furniture – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen

Curtains: MG – H&G – Silk Pool Curtains ~ by Maxi Gossamer

Bookcases: {what next} – Amelie Bookcase ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Books: SAYO – Stationed in Soho Gacha – Book Set – COMMON ~ by Kaysha Piers

End Tables: {what next} – Amelie Tables – Set of 3 ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Knick Knack: pr!tty – .tree {starfield projector} ~ by Karla Marama

Lamp: erratic – 07.erratic / lsm – table lamp – beige ~ by Erratic Rain

Lantern: Anachron – Andon Lantern – Seimei Kikyou ~ by Nix Marabana

Cat: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) – Black Patch ~ by Halogen Magic

Tapestry: Rowanwood – {RW} Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging ~ by Searlait Nitschke

Stove: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ by Winter Thorn

Logs: {what next} – Pallet Log Box (VIP Group Gift) ~ by Winter Thorn

Desk: .aisling. – Bric-a-Brac Desk -Desk- ~ by Druunah Esharham

Desk Light: tarte. – desk light ~ by Alixxbella Resident

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Voliere Chair Copper + Bird ~ by Cory Edo

Links — > Dictatorshop

Hold My Heart

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I might be strong, I might be weak
There might be a part of me that I won’t let you keep
Been on this road, and come this far
I don’t need a man to hold my hand
I just want one to hold my heart
(I just want one to hold my heart)

~ Hold My Heart by Lindsey Stirling feat. ZZ Ward

Hi everyone! So it seems 2017 has me jumping through hoops and running through mazes as I have had a lot happening already. RL just can’t let go, so I decided to follow a rabbit down a hole!

Well…I did not find exactly what I was expecting. Whoopsie! I seemed to have tumbled into something resembling Wonderland. Except someone forgot to mention that the Queen of Hearts is still on a rampage for Alice. No sooner had I stumbled out of one maze then I found myself locked up in one of the Queen’s unique stockades. Thankfully, I was able to clear up the confusion. Apparently, one of her Card Guards mistook me for Alice and took it upon himself to arrest me in hopes of pleasing Her Majesty. When the Queen came to see “Alice”, she was very UN-pleased to find it wasn’t Alice. She was gracious enough to release me from the red heart shaped contraption and gave me a change of clothes so i wouldn’t be mistaken for the other girl again.

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Phew! That’s the last time I follow a rabbit… So, new things! ROMP is still running until the end of January and Dictatorshop currently has the Valentine Pillory on sale at the event. As you can see in my picture, it is heart shaped and perfect for V-Day fun times! This item is completely adult in animations with four menus to choose from. Male/fem, Fem/male, Fem/fem, and Male/male. Each menu has animations that have been adjusted to be more aligned and easier to use. As always, animations from Dictatorshop are smooth and the Pillory itself has an air of romantic fun. Get yours while it is at ROMP or gift it to a loved one. Only a week left to get it on sales price!

My second look in Wonderland is a combination of items from Mishmash Fusion. I’m wearing the Blackout Corset, Immortal Skirt, and Sugar High Boots in Black. The corset and skirt both come with a color HUD with a color tinter for endless possibilities as you color each piece. The skirt and corset come in sizes for Belleza Freya & Isis, Maitreya, Slink Hourglass and Physique, and TMP bodies. You have the ability to change the color of the entire skirt OR individually change each of the six pieces. The corset has a HUD with three color changeable parts. My kickass boots come in the same sizes as the corset and skirt but also includes a standard fitted option with an alpha for those without a mesh body.

That is all I have time for today as I am running very late! See you all next time! 🙂

Credits

~ Look One ~

Hair: Doe – Glamorous – Bishbox Exclusive ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Bishbox January 2017

Dress: -Pixicat- Wonderland.Dress nr.2 – Blue (m) ~ by Areve Resident @ The Arcade Gacha Event March 2015

Shoes: REIGN.- CLASSIC JANE HEELS AND STOCKINGS- FATPACK ~ Kenadeecole Resident

~ Look Two ~

Hair: Moon. – Moon. Hair // – Variety – Cut ~ by Silent Acoustic @ Collabor88 Dec-Jan 2017

Necklace: Kibitz – Routina necklace – silver ~ by Kathya Szczepanski @ Bishbox January 2017

Corset: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Blackout Corset w/HUD ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Skirt: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Immortal Skirt w/HUD ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Boots: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Sugar High Boots – Black ~ by Mystical Edenflower

My Body Details

~ Decor ~

My Stockade: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Valentine Pillory v1.0 ~ by Dictatorshop Resident @ ROMP January 2017

House of Cards: House of Cards ~ by Precious Restless

Chaise: Making House of Cards Sofa ~ by Precious Restless

Chair: Head in Clouds Chair Large ~ by Precious Restless

Clock: ! Almost Wonderland – Running out of Time Hampster Wheel ~ by AlmostWonderland Resident @ Twisted Hunt Fall 2014

Links — > Mishmash Fusion, Dictatorshop, ROMP

Heart As Black As Night

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Hello pretties! I am back again with more from Mishmash Fusion and REIGN to brighten your day. 🙂 The other night I was a bit lost in thought and decided to take a walk on the dock near some friends’ house. A friend of mine wanted to tag along too so I made him stand in the rain with me. He didn’t seem to mind too much…

For the last warm evening walk, I decided to wear my new dress from Mishmash Fusion. Awaken is a smexy fun mini dress that comes in five standard mesh sizes XS-L, Ruth/fitted mesh, and fitted meshes for the Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and TMP mesh bodies. This sexy studded number comes in a buttload of color selections, 12 to be exact, so you’re sure to find the perfect shade to rock for a fun evening with friends or some eye candy.

I paired my look with a pair of heels that has become my new favorite from REIGN. The Villenti Heels are an exclusive item designed by Reign for September’s Luxe Box. Meaning, you can only get them if you had previously joined for September’s Luxe Box, or join the Luxe Box group for a different month and purchase the September Luxe Box at the Boutique. Info on Luxe Box at the link below. I ADOOOOORE REIGN shoes because the quality is really hard to surpass and I can pair these specific heels with a number of outfits, casual or dressy. I kept the heels set to black to match my dress but they come with a Hud with both REIGN  and Blueberry color options for the heel and metal options for the straps. So many choices you will never want to take these lovelies off. REIGN offers shoes in packs that come fitted for the main mesh bodies in SL, Maitreya Lara, Slink, Belleza, and TMP; so you always know you will have the right feet. While these shoes are an exclusive item, REIGN has many other gorgeous sets of shoes at her shop. Check it out ASAP!

October is almost here and I am sure I will have some spooky looks to share soon. So stay tuned and see you next! ❤

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: [Atomic] Hair – // Hi-Definition // Mythical ~ by Ivy Graves

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – Awaken Mini Dress – Black ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Rings: Kibitz – Zara ring set – onyx ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Necklace: :[P]:- RFL Sword Pendant ~ by Aikea Rieko

Shoes: REIGN.- Luxe’D Villenti Heels- Fatpack ~ by Kenadeecole @Luxe Box September 2016

Tail: Nadi Vemo Jerboa Store – Jerboa tail 2016 BOX v0.999 ~ by Nadi Vemo

My Body Details

~ Extras ~

Standing Pose: [DB]Poses – tease ~ by Denny Ballyhoo

Sitting Pose: [DB]Poses – always be there for you ~ by Denny Ballyhoo

Links —> Mishmash Fusion, Reign, Luxe Box Website

And Now You’re Mine


Occasionally, we all encounter people who annoy us, give us the creeps, or do something that results in causing us pain. For the past few months I’ve been healing and rediscovering myself. Part of this process has led me to meet some interesting characters and some of them, are not so great. I’ll admit, my witchy side started to take over. So, as any good girl (or is that bad?) would do, I went into my attic and wove some spells to summon a demon for a little vengeance. Hint: Check the window. Who said we can’t help Karma along?


To cast my spell, I decided to wear something to give me a bit of extra confidence. My dress is from Mishmash Fusion and comes in a great selection of colors. Diversions is mesh body friendly for Maitreya Lara, Slink Physique, and Slink Hourglass and comes in five standard mesh sizes. Ladies, this dress is perfect for going out on the town for the night to lure unsuspecting men for some fun or for staying in and weaving witchy spells. 🙂 You won’t be disappointed! I know I couldn’t stop admiring myself and how awesome my bewbs look in the dress. Every curve is flawless. Grab a demo and check this gem out!

If you’re curious about my wings, I found them at a gacha resale on the Serenity City sim. Lots of gacha goodies can be found and empty space is swiftly replaced by new ones. Other items seen in the picture are from an old Twisted Hunt and sadly not available. I’ve marked in the credits which are from the hunt. If you’ve never done the Twisted Hunt, check the link here for info and join in on the fun as it is Twisted Season!

I hope I am able to post again soon, but with school coming up, I am not sure when I will have time. Send me good vibes and I will do my best!

Credits

~~~My Look~~~

Wings: ::AMBIX:: – Fayte Wings [Common – Violet] ~ by Xambiguityx Resident

Necklace: [The Plastik] – :[P]:- RFL Sword Keepsake [F] ~ by Aikea Rieko

Mesh Ears: Mandala – UNISEX[MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season 5 ~ by Kikunosuke Eel

Earrings: phedora. – Elven Earrings Set.1 ~ by Celena Galli

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – Diversion Purple Strapped Mini Dress ~ by Mystical Edenflower

Rings: Kibitz – Zara ring set – onyx ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Hair: Magika – 01 – Summer ~ by Sabina Gully

Body: Maitreya – Lara V3.5 ~ by Onyx LeShelle

~~~Decor~~~

House: Scarlet Creative – Aria Cottage ~ by Charlotte Bartlett @Luxe Box May (Check out how Luxe Box works here)

Dancing Lights: ALEGRIA – Dancing Stars Fireflies Lights ~ by Katanablender Resident

Light Bubbles: [ keke ] –  lumisphere bubles ~ by Kean Kelly

Spellbook: Kalopsia – Spells Book RARE ~ by Shawneese Offcourse

Bookshelves:

ON LEFT -> **Dreamscapes Art Gallery** – *Magick* Armoire ~ by Carlotta Ceawlin @Twisted Hunt Spring 2014

ON RIGHT -> **Old World** – OW Medieval bookcase 3 ~ by Katrina Kristan

Rug: Goth1co – Goth1c0: Wiccan Magic Rug ~ by Keishii Roo @Twisted Hunt Spring 2014

Tables:

ON LEFT -> :{MV}: – Loa Altar Baron Samedi ~ by Lokii Violet @Twisted Hunt Spring 2014

CENTER -> .: Stone Misery :. – .:S.M:. Faery Tales – Witch Supplies Magic Table ~ by Syrdin Morrisey @Twisted Hunt Spring 2014

Obelisk: +Spellbound+ – God Obelisk ~ by Kohana Xue

Tapestry: +Spellbound+ – Sacred Geometry Tapestry – Black ~ by Kohana Xue

~~~Special Guest~~~

Jaxx Doulton: Co-Owner of =EC Designs= and Serenity City.

I’m Wide Awake: More Magic from the Elven Forest Hunt

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I’m wide awake
Not losing any sleep
I picked up every piece
And landed on my feet
I’m wide awake
Need nothing to complete myself, no

Wide Awake, Katy Perry

We’ve reached the end of 2015 and I must admit I am not sad to see another year go. There is magic in endings and new beginnings. Life and death continue in a constant cycle that can never be undone. Unless you’re not mortal that is. Follow me into the forests of the Fae and elves. Take each step with care; the fair folk don’t take kindly to those who can’t play by the rules…

Only two days left of the Elven Forest Hunt.  I braved the maze created by the designers of =EC Designs= and managed to find all the clues to win the prize protected by the dragon at the end. If you’re feeling confident, the main maze prize is an exclusive edition of the main hunt prize. While I like the main prize, I’m always ready for a challenge, and the thought of having a prize that will never be offered again? Count me in. The Druid’s Haven is a large orb structure with a bit of magic inside.  The logs and leaves all have single and couple animations. Unique to the maze version of the prize is that the crystal orb changes colors.  Add this piece for an enchanting effect on your garden or hidden sanctuary.

When I think of faeries and elves, green comes to mind.  The creators of some of the clothing must have thought the same.  Lady Gwen’s Gown from Cheeky Parrot Boutique is a beautiful robed gown with a hood for those nights when you need to cast a little love spell on that certain someone or brewing potions kept in bottles from Independent Objects…er I mean seek Mother Gaia’s help in the prosperity of the garden…A men’s cloak is also included.  Get Frocked has a cute dress with an elf on the skirt; it’s not too formal so it’s nice for exploring in the woods or on the beach barefoot much like the elves do.  Add a pair of heels or foot gems and you’re set for a Fae wedding.

Elsewhere in the world, in lands where snow covers the floor, what do the faeries wear? Ollies Follies created a short dress that fits snugly on the body.  Boots and a men’s tunic is included, but you may want to look for some pants to keep your bum warm.  Snow faeries aren’t bothered by the cold and rest in snow flowers like the one I’m sitting in.  The flower from Love Everlasting Plantpets is animated with a few different sits and snowflakes swirling down from the sky.  It’s perfect for winter decor in a garden empty of spring blooms to give hope for new life to come.

Hunt Info

Duration: December 1-31

Start Point ~ Website

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Credits

Druid Haven: =EC Designs= – ~Druid’s Haven Rainbow Version +~ ~ (Cara Lionheart/Jaxx Doulton) @EFH

Green Gown & Hair: ~CPB~ – Elven Forest Hunt – Lady Gwen Gown & Hair ~ (Peachalicious Resident) @EFH

Crate & Potion Bottle: *IO* – Elven Potion Crate ~ (Susan Independent) @EFH

Collar: Kibitz – Ragir jewelry set [xmas gift] ~ (Kathya Szczepanski) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Necklace: =Zenith= – Magic Stone Necklace ~ (Miffyhoi Rosca) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Strapless Gown:  Get Frocked – Elven Forest Hunt Gift ~ (Vampira Voom) @EFH

Choker: Yasum – *Torque*MESH* ~ (Azlyn Vaher) @We ❤ RP (gift for December 2015)

Snow Flower: LEP ~ Animated Frozen Flower Boxed ~ (Roxy Bergiere) @EFH

Blue Top: ~OF~ – Twilight Delight Dress Painter Blues & Teal ~ (Olliekins Mcandrews) @EFH

Hair: Magika – [01] Promise ~ (Sabina Gully)

Body: Maitreya – Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual ~ (Siddean Munro)