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Monday Meme: Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge!

I’ve mostly been out of the blogging loop and have decided to stay that way for the most part. But as always I am slightly pulled back in by; The Mother of Bloggers, Queen of Photography! Yes this is my personal name for her and I will continue to use it but who else could I be speaking about other than Strawberry Singh!

So she has decided to being Monday Meme’s once again and I couldn’t be happier, as it’s something that I have always enjoyed doing. Also I must note it’s something that can make me blog at least once a week again which isn’t too much for me. Anyways onto this week’s Meme!

Meme instructions: Share an image of your Second Life avatar smiling for a yearbook photo. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the new Second Life Yearbook flickr group, you can also share them in the Blog Memes flickr group if you like.

 

Second Life Yearbook Challenge 2015!

I know, I am not smiling but there is a reason for that. I have the AnyPose Expression Hud, which I find quite useful for pictures. There is one thing, I HATE the smiles.. looks like I am going to break into someone’s home and murder them as they sleep…or as if I was giving too many ‘happy’ pills to try to stabilize my mood. So then I went looking at the Loud Mouth which also had me left more than a bit disappointed. So my theme slowly began to take form, I’m angry; this should be so fucking simple! And there I got it, channel my anger into this and make a future mug shot picture because truth be told, I hated smiling for school pictures and was made not once but twice to retake pictures by my mother! So I just used my [Whatever] Teeth 2.0 Pierced that I always wear but with the ‘Hooked’ Mesh Alpha Included! So there you have it, perhaps a bit outside of the box but this is me that we are talking about after all.

 

 

Debating…

It’s been 4 months since I have shut down this blog but I have been debating with myself whether or not to start it back up again or not. I might simply use it to show the pictures that I edit, giving credits of the items worn and that’s all. I’ve really come to enjoy editing photos and learning more and more tricks as well as figuring different things out within Photoshop. I suppose in a way it became my safe haven during the end of the summer and early fall and I would like to show off what I now can do. It’s simply a matter of not letting it control my life as it once did with the need to post each and every single day like I tried to do once before. Posting would be pretty all over the place,if I started once more which is fine by me. I simply want to enjoy it and not let it rule or control my time within SL.

So for now I will continue to debate and leave you with a picture that I did a few days ago.

I hope that you all have been well. ♥

 

Leave The World Behind....

Credits:

Mesh Eyelids: Slink: Slink Mesh Eyelids
Outfit: *Fishy Strawberry*: L’Ange White – Black Necklace @Uber
Hair: ARGRACE – Akane Reds
Pose: From ARGRACE – Akane #1

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Happy Fourth of July to Everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday; I know that I am so far.

I started to think about how old our country is and I wondered if there was a way to mix in the old with the new within SL. So I put together an outfit with something from last year and something just released not too long ago as well.

Also The Dressing Room Fusion opened once again today! I found a really nice product from Izzies; Water Drops that you can add on as a tattoo and/or prim attachment. It’ll make a few photos a bit nicer without having to work so hard for a nice water effect on the body.

 

Just A Dip

Credits:

Pose: .[ pose+ivity ].: Leyla Pack – Leyla3

Hair: *ARGRACE*: Hikari – Blacks

Bikini: -Farspire Fashion-: American Grunge Bikini *Group Gift 2013*

Water Drops: Izzies: Body Water Drops @The Dressing Room Fusion

Catching Rays

Oh My Gacha is open and there are quite a few wonderful things waiting for those who go. I feel in love with my new poses from Nani; which isn’t too much of a surprise given that I am a self-proclaimed ‘Pose Whore’ You can find this pose set ‘Catching Waves’ and another called ‘Skater Days’ there from this maker.

 

Taking It In....

 

Credits:

Pose: Nani: Catching Waves #4

Hair: Truth: Blythe – Browns

Bikini: 1 Hundered: Boho Babe – Sienna

Practice Makes Perfect!

I know that I haven’t really been blogging as of late; lack of inspiration and the realization that it is now indeed summer; meaning my time is split in half between RL and SL. But I think that I might have finally gotten my groove back by playing around with pictures once again. I was finally able to do a few things that I had been wanting to do for a while now; Making water drops and figuring out skin and eyeshadow. To many it might not see like that big of a deal but to a beginner like me it means to the world to have finally figured these little things out.

 

Meh...

Falling Apart

 

 

Falling Apart

“I knew that somewhere God was laughing. He had taken the other half of my heart, the one person who knew me better than I knew myself, and He had done what nothing else could do. By bringing us together, He had set into motion the one thing that could tear us apart.” – Jodi Picoult, Harvesting the Heart

 

The Break Up

Credits:

Pose: KaTink: Deep Despair 17

 

Alone

Credits:

Pose: KaTink: Deep Despair 17

 

Fading Away

Credits:

Pose: KaTink: Deep Despair 19

The End

Credits:

Pose: KaTink: Deep Despair 20

Items In All Pictures:

<:*BoOgErS*:>: Bear snow RARE@The Arcade Gacha Events
<:*BoOgErS*:>: Bearleesi RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events

[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – “True Love” Frame RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Personal Massager @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Zanax RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Dartboard RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Milk Chocolate Bar @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Box of Tissues (Pink) @The Arcade Gacha Events
[Commoner]: Break-Up Survival Kit – Boxed Wine (Chardonnay) @The Arcade Gacha Events

Sway: [breakfast around the world] somewhere RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events

Theosophy: Tartelettes (Strawberry) @The Arcade Gacha Events
Theosophy: Tartelettes (Raspberry) @The Arcade Gacha Events
Theosophy: Bear Cappuccino (Petal) @The Arcade Gacha Events

Apple Fall: Paris Loft Skybox RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events
Apple Fall: Plaid luggage bag @The Arcade Gacha Events
Apple Fall: Tea Time Tins @The Arcade Gacha Events

PILOT: Bathtime [Romantic] RARE @The Arcade Gacha Events
PILOT: Bathtime Tray [Wine] @The Arcade Gacha Events

8f8: Strawberry Swirl Dessert @The Arcade Gacha Events

Tres Blah: Crown and Candle @The Arcade Gacha Events
Tres Blah: Petite Console Table – Blush @The Arcade Gacha Events

7 Emporium: Neon Jesus Saves Sign RARE@The Arcade Gacha Events

Scarlet Creations: Love Curtain with Pole @The Arcade Gacha Events

*Tentacio*: Num Num Takoyaki box @The Arcade Gacha Events

On Silver:

Hair: Truth: Sakura [Browns / Teal Bears] Common @The Arcade Gacha Events

Lipstick: Pink Acid: Jusay Lip Plumper Gloss – Deep Cherry

Eye Makeup: +Weeping+ (not sure where from)

Outfit: Pr!cK: LaBelle – BlacK

Hands: Slink: Casual Female

Feet: Slink: Mid Female

 

.Penumbre. Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2014

Today I came across an event that I hadn’t heard about; .Penumbre. Spring/Summer Fashion Week 2014. It’s running from May 25th until May 31st.

Here is a list of the Designers who are participating:

AD Creations
Beauty is Pain
Blvck Anchor
BSD Design Studio
Dead Dollz
Dot-Be
Giulia Design
Glam Dreams
Holy Shirt
Legal Insanity
LivGlam
KCollection
Loovus Dzevavor
Lush by Coco
Lybra
Lyrical Bizarre Templates
Madrid Solo Cosmetics
MEB Fashion
Morphine
NyA’s Shop
Petit Chat
Prism Design
Pure Poison
Rapture
Shine
Vero Modero
Wickednight
Zanze

There are fashion shows and music event planned for the remaining days, so if you want to dance for awhile and listen to the music before shopping feel free too. It’s what I ended up doing with the husband for a bit before we found two outfits we liked very much and are going to be showing off for you. Here’s the SLurl to the event: .Penumbre. Spring/Summer Fashion Week  I hope that you all enjoy.

 

 

Restless

Credits:

On Benen:

Hair: *ARGRACE*: ARATA Ebony
Piercings: .Pekka.: Canion Silver
Shirt: Legal Insanity: Dean Pandalized @ PENUMBRA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Pants: Legal Insanity:  Kurt Cargo Military Green @ PENUMBRA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Shoes: Frontline: Architect
Hands: Slink: Male Relaxed
Pose: AimLesz Poses*: Peace Out

 

Evening Out

Credits:

Pose: KaTink – ‘Pose’ *New Release 05/26*

On Silver:

Hair: *booN: UDE609 – Chocolate
Hair base: *booN: Cornrows hairbase – Chocolate
Earrings: JCNY: Princess Anne
Dress: .::Dead Dollsz::.: Happy Rorschach Mini Dress @ PENUMBRA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Bracelet: Ashira’s Aerie: Ashira’s Tennis Bracelet
Shoes: .REIGN.: Strapped Heels – Barbie
Hands: Slink: Casual Hands
Feet: Slink: Mid Feet

On Benen:

Hair: *ARGRACE*: ARATA Ebony
Piercings: .Pekka.: Canion Silver
Suit: [ZE-Men]: Blayne @ PENUMBRA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Shoes: EPIA: Formal Shoes – Black
Hands: Slink: Male Relaxed

 

Freedom

Credits:

On Silver:

Hair: +Spellbound+: Warrior – Brunettes *New Release 05/26*
Wedding Ring: JCNY: Forever, iEngrave Wedding Ring Set
Bracelet: Pure Poison: Cool Bracelets *Group Gift*
Bracelet: Bens Beauty: Lila Bracelets – Silver
Dress: …::Legal Insanity::..: Phoebe Panier Dress – Animal @ PENUMBRA Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014
Lips: C h a r y.: Matte Lipstick – Black
Leg Tattoo: Your Cocain: Fly Away *Phat/Cute Azz Applier Included*
Shoes: .ANE: Strappy Heels – Black
Hands: Slink: Women’s Relaxed Hands
Feet: Slink: Women’s Mid Feet

Pose: dfo! [free] let go

When Memories Overwhelm You…..

I’ve become a bit lack with my Sunday posting habits so I thought that I would try to pick up it once again. A while back when my blog was still on blogger, I declared that Sundays would be Pose Day. A day where I would showcase a pose or two that I really like. Now back near the beginning of May I went to the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and came across some wonderful poses by . Infiniti . called ‘Forgotten Memories’. The maker of this wonderful pose and many others is Brandi Monroe who has her own blog that I love to read quite a bit. So here is what I created with this wonderful pose and I hope that you all enjoy!

 

When Memories Overwhelm You....

 

The Past Makes You Into Something New....

 

Credits:

Pose: . Infiniti . – Forgotten Memories #3

Flaming Pear: Flood Photoshop Plugin

A plugin came to my attention thanks to the ever resourceful Strawberry Singh while reading her blog the other day. It’s called Flood from Flaming Pear. They have a lot of plugin that they offer for a two week trial period. I began to think to myself what could I possible create while finally being able to control the water. First things first; I needed to find a windlight setting that could bring a bit of magic to the photograph that I was about to take. Luckily there is one that I had downloaded a while ago from Strawberry Singh (didn’t I tell you all she is the mother of bloggers, queen of photography!) It’s called Amethyst from the Berry Windlight Settings and gives off a wonderful night glow that is purplish to me at times. You can find more of her amazing windlight settings here!

Once I began to work, I found that I simply couldn’t stop at just one picture as there are so many poses that I have which could work out perfectly with the right water. So here is what I created, hopefully it inspires someone else… I’m really proud of what I created, well still a bit questioning about the third picture.. I might have done better without the sparkles but then again we are our own worst critic….

 

Credits for Poses:

Picture 1: ::TI:: Naughty pose2

Picture 2:  .[ pose+ivity ]. Leyla Pack – Leyla1

Picture 3:  bang! fae – fae3

Am I still dreaming?

I give my all....

All Me....

Monday Meme: Photobomb!

I am a bit late with the Monday Meme for this week. In all honesty I’m a bit behind in blogging period, such happens when your child comes down with a stomach flu for close to a week and then goes back to school on a Tuesday.. all you want to do is catch up with people and sleep….. but I digress… She is better now and I’m not getting sick (yet!)

The always wonderful Strawberry Singh had another topic ready for us this week, one that I was actually looking forward too quite a bit; Photobomb!

Definition of photobomb: To hop into a photo being taken at the last moment or anytime the people/things in the background of the image hijack the original focus.

Meme Instructions: Go out exploring the grid and find someone to photobomb, or share a picture or anecdote of a time that you were photobombed in Second Life.

Let’s me explain why I was so excited; my SL husband/RL best friend is often time ending up n my pictures, to the point that I tell him to go somewhere and shop for a bit so that I can grab the shot without him walking in or suddenly being in the picture thanks to a new angle I am trying.

Yet as of late he;s been a lot better when he assumes I am taking a picture, so this made a bit of a challenge! I finally got him when I TPed home really quick and sat down on our dock; there he came a minute later and I began snapping away. Perhaps it’s not truly a photobomb but it’s the best I can do at the time, that and I have over 3000 photos now apparently… I wasn’t in the mindset to go through all of them to find the best photobomb on record so far.

 

Hope that you all enjoy, will try to catch up in the next few days with making some pictures and getting ready for the weekend ♥

 

Photobomb