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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

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

 

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 Part 2 & More Highlights of The Week

Alright since I’ve discovered the Flood Plug-In from Flaming Pear due to the every wonderful Strawberry Singh; I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with it.  Perhaps a bit too much fun but my mind is thinking of all these different ways that it can be used while I debate getting the full version once this trial runs out. It’s almost day 3 of my 14 day trial and I can honestly say that I have fallen in love. This is the very first plug-in I have tried and now I want.. no I crave so much more. If someone can point a novice such as myself in the right direction of some wonderful plug-ins; I would be ever so grateful.

The first picture I’m going to post is a bit NSFW but it is a pose called; Pressure that I found at Double Take this evening while on my FLF (Fifty Linden Fridays) run through. It was too good of a deal to pass up!  I grabbed it and my husband and flew a bit below our skybox above the land beginning to play around with windlights while changing. (Also if anyone can point me in the direction of a few more windlights I would be ever so grateful as well! I’ll bake you cookies!!!) I have to admit that the husband is becoming more used to this me taking off when inspiration begins to take over me. Hope you like the picture and the few others that I have created over the last 72 hours or so.

 

**Wanted To Note: The first two pictures were taken just in the air above my land while the last one was taken at a place that I stumbled upon due to Luna Jubilee due to her being the cover model for Fusion Magazine this month after the article about her there was one about a very nice sim that I hadn’t heard of before and I was quite impressed. If you have a chance stop by *Frisland*, You can join a group that allows you to rez so that you may take photographs but in order to do so you need to contact one of the owners of the sim. I will be doing such in a bit, it was one of the many things on my to do list but as always I get a bit sidetracked during the best of times.

 

Credits:

Picture 1: Double Take:

Picture 2: !bang: TBC Set : 1c

Picture 3: .:[RAY]:. Rowboat @ *Frisland*

 

Surrender

 

Dream Girl

 

A Reason to Breath...

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

Monday Meme: Second Life Friends List Meme

Well it’s the dreaded Monday once again but it’s almost over for myself at least. There is one great thing about Monday’s and that’s Strawberry Singh’s Monday Memes, which bring far too much joy as of late. I believe this is my third week doing one in a row so I am feeling all kinda of special about myself.

 

For this week’s Monday meme I thought it may be fun to grab a friend from your inworld friends list and then both of you can answer the following series of questions about your lists. It’s optional though, you can just answer the questions on your own if that’s easier.

Meme instructions: Grab a friend from your second life friends list (optional) pose with them and/or answer the following questions. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments and share your picture in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.

 

When I read the above, I got really excited and then nervous…Who could I ask to help me out other than the SL Husband/RL Best Friend….I’m going to have to grow some balls and ask someone…who do I love to be around, who makes me laugh so hard I want to cry at times. The answer to those questions was a few but one stood out; My Bass Sissy, Topaz. Why do I call her Bass Sissy you might be wondering; well we have a connection through music that can’t be broken.. well that and ball gags (don’t ask…)

[14:00]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): ooooo have a favor to ask you ^^
[14:01] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): yes?
[14:01]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): be my partner for Monday Meme
[14:01] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): for what?
[14:01]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): Monday Meme!
[14:01]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): oy
[14:01]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): *passes link*
[14:01] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): whats that?

So to my delight she said yes but she began asking more and more questions and ended up choosing the theme for our pictures. ^^

[14:22] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): need to be dressed in a specific way?
[14:22]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): nope
[14:22]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): wear what you want
[14:22] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): you want a themed pic for ya blog?
[14:22]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): just suppose to be pic of friends
[14:22]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): wear what ya want.
[14:25] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): pin up?
[14:25]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): ooo we could if you like
[14:25] ᴍᴇʀᴇ ᴛᴏᴘᴀz (TS Topaz): yaaaaay

But then I also wanted to ask my SL Brother, who I had been listening to spin while trying to get everything together finally. So I chose the approach below… Couldn’t deny his littler sister today!!!

[16:06]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): you love me so much you wanna do something for me?
[16:06]  Sɨℓνεя Sɦɨɳε Aẕεя (Silverchild24): 😀
[16:08] Uncle Ruiz (RuizDelAguila Vaniva): hahahahahahaah yes sis tell me

The above lead to him agreeing to take part in this as well. I had a great time and took photographs which I believe are amazing having come from someone such as myself. I hope that you ll enjoy them as well as the answers to the questions.

 

Topaz & Silver

Topaz’s Answers

1: What is the number of contacts on your Second Life Friends List? (visible in firestorm viewer) 74

2: Are you picky about who you add to your list or do you usually add most people? I am picky

3: Who is your oldest contact?(check your calling cards) Awa

4: Who is your newest contact? (check your calling cards) Dream

5: Do you know every single person on your list? Yes

6: How many do you speak to on a daily (weekly) basis? 35

7: How many do you see/get together with in-world on a daily (weekly) basis? 50

8: Who on your list do you have the closest relationship with? Penfold, Phred

9: Who do you wish you knew better? Phred

10: Who on your list is the funniest/most entertaining? Penfold

11: How did you meet most of the people on your list? (work, parties, etc…) Parties

12: Do you ever clean out your list? Often

13: Do you have a crush on someone in your list? Yes

14: Is there anyone on your list that you would trust with your password? 2-3

Silver & Topaz

Silver’s Answers

1: What is the number of contacts on your Second Life Friends List? (visible in firestorm viewer) 90…. when did it get to that I was barely over 60 back in Febuary..

2: Are you picky about who you add to your list or do you usually add most people? I can be pretty picky, I’m a watcher. I try to notice your habits, see the kind of person you are; for if you aren’t going to be pleasant then I don’t feel like bothering.

3: Who is your oldest contact? (check your calling cards)  Felicia Helendale

4: Who is your newest contact? (check your calling cards) Danne Guardian

5: Do you know every single person on your list? I may not know on a personal level but I know who each and every person is, I remember names and faces, very well.

6: How many do you speak to on a daily (weekly) basis?  I actually had to count,the grand total is 26 – 36 give or take as some people aren’t around for a week at times.

7: How many do you see/get together with in-world on a daily (weekly) basis? …… 45 – 55 No I am not kidding, I am a director at a club on Sundays and I love music so I run into people all daylong when I am not hiding out trying to get things done or shopping.

8: Who on your list do you have the closest relationship with? I’m not picking just one person… Benen, Mandy, Topaz, Ruiz, Penfold, Dansel to name a few.

9: Who do you wish you knew better?  There are three; Chevy, Lilis & Naethon.

10: Who on your list is the funniest/most entertaining? Penfold, Fingers & Titoso.

11: How did you meet most of the people on your list? (work, parties, etc…) Work & Parties.. Also through friends….

12: Do you ever clean out your list? Once in awhile yes, I might be doing that today possibly.. 90.. jezz…

13: Do you have a crush on someone in your list? Yes….*coughs*

14: Is there anyone on your list that you would trust with your password? 4-6 maybe….

Ruiz & Silver

Ruiz’s Answers
1: What is the number of contacts on your Second Life Friends List? (visible in firestorm viewer)
-298

2: Are you picky about who you add to your list or do you usually add most people? -usually ppl add me

3: Who is your oldest contact? (check your calling cards) -Stefani Mills

4: Who is your newest contact? (check your calling cards) -Isis Coy

5: Do you know every single person on your list?  -a big part yes

6: How many do you speak to on a daily (weekly) basis?  -i mean about 50

7: How many do you see/get together with in-world on a daily (weekly) basis?  -same… about 50

8: Who on your list do you have the closest relationship with? -i can’t give a name cuz it’s about 8 persons

9: Who do you wish you knew better?  -the 8th cuz we’re rl friends

10: Who on your list is the funniest/most entertaining?  -the 8th i said

11: How did you meet most of the people on your list? (work, parties, etc…)  -parties and work it’s the same

12: Do you ever clean out your list?  -yes sure who don’t?

13: Do you have a crush on someone in your list? -yes ^^

14: Is there anyone on your list that you would trust with your password?  -i dunno

And I leave you with the extra pictures taken today! Very much so the last one as I got Ruiz Good!!!! This was quite a bit of fun I did enjoy it! ♥

 

Credits For Pictures Above:

Picture 1 & 2: {.:exposeur:.}: #pinupbesties

Picture 3: Label Motion: Stay

Credits for Pictures Below:

Picture 4: PURPLE POSES: Friends 62

Picture 5: BePPin!: The Editorial Couple Pose 2

Picture 6: PURPLE POSES: Couple 67

 

Bass Sissy

Bass Sisters

Brother & Sister

Brothers and Sisters

Kicking Ass!

Kicking Ass and Taking Names, Little Sisters Are Strong Too!!!!!

*I’ll be going back through later to add photo credits for poses, hands cramping up so badly now*

 

Special Meme: Strawberry Singh

This morning I realized that I hadn’t posted anything in the last few days, partly due to RL issues and secondly due to a bit of a SL burnout that I began having earlier this week. But then I read the normal blogs that I follow and was gifted with a little bit of a surprise! Today is Strawberry Singh’s 7’th Rez Day. Her post was quite moving along with the photos she shared today but the real treat was the end. Someone had asked for a photo of her so they could edit it.

UPDATE: Shadow asked me if he could have a picture to pile up for my rezday. So here it is, thought I’d share it with everyone in case you want to put mangoes on me and/or make me into a meme. Click over for a link to the original large image:

 

So there was my goal for the day! Could I edit a photo that would do her justice? Could I handle the inner pressure that I was giving myself to create something simple yet different from what I have tried… What if I messed up the photo of the Mother of Bloggers; Queen of Photography Herself!

I admit it I over thought quite a bit while playing around in Photoshop for the last 4 hours or so, adding things, redoing things, taking away, adding again… the endless cycle of over thinking… So finally I scrapped half of what I had done, taking it in a new direction than where I had been going with it….

 

Rez Day Meme: Strawberry Signh

 

Hopefully it does the woman who means quite a bit to all of us bloggers and photographers within SL a bit of justice; as without her I know that I would not be who I am now as a blogger and photographer for she has impacted me more than she will ever know and I haven’t once met this woman…. (That would be a life line dream.. omg!)

 

Happy Rez Day to you once more, Mother of Bloggers; Queen of Photography! (it’s my title for her and I am sticking with it..yes I watch too much Game of Thrones alright…!)