Movie Night

Credits (left to right, top-down)
KraftWork Accordion Blinds
Mithral * Plant Display Tray (Gold)
{vespertine} – potted hibiscus / yellow
{BE} Vintage Books
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10
Fancy Decor: Pieter Cabinet (black)
Nutmeg. Disarray Wooden Candlestick x2
Mithral * Green Oxalis Triangularis (Pack C)
Silence. – Hendricks Dresser
Apple Fall Leather Basket w/ Fabrics
Mithral * Wall Bar Plant Display (Black)
Fancy Decor: Prescott Sofa – brown leather
Granola. Lil’ Sprouts April Group Gift 2019.
Apple Fall Pearl Inlay Frames
220ML – Iron Kiss Sculpture – Onix
BALACLAVA!! Books [vertical A]
BALACLAVA!! Books [horizontal A]
dust bunny . sweet dreams . fiddle leaf tree
{wn} Can of Cola – dispenser x2 (What Next – from {wn} Pizza Time set)
Junk Food – Microwave Popcorn
Apple Fall Period Coffee Table
Apple Fall Jute Rug – Diamonds
Mithral * Monstera Adansonii (Diamond Pot)
Eclectica- 40’s Wall shelf x2
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 10
Nutmeg. Powder Room Radiator
hive // macrame hanging plant . neutrals
[FOURTH WALL] TV Speaker
Apple Fall Vintage Gallery Original Poster – Ephemera
[FOURTH WALL] Curve Multimedia TV (Stand)
Apple Fall Plan Chest x2

Not fall yet

Look. I love fall. I love leaves changing colors and sunsets filtered through a light fog. The air gets thinner and crisper and easier to breathe. Sweaters and thick socks and mint tea await me when summer ends. I do look forward to Fall in Second Life too. But why do we have to start selling the shit in the middle of summer? Has global warming caused it to overstay its welcome after just a few weeks? I’m not mad, and I’m technically not really bitching, but c’mon. Stop trying to make Fall happen. It’s not going to happen for another 3-4 weeks! Love you all.

Credits
[hair] tram G1113 hair
[top] Nutmeg. Anya Top
[bottoms] .Safira. Keesha Pant
[wings] Decoy – Angela Wings
[pose] Diversion – Cozy Fall – 6 (neener neener)

landscaping:
HPMD* Garden Tree08 – yGreen b
Skye Wild Grass Type 6 short olive
LOVE – ESSENTIAL GRASS 19
LOVE – SUMMER DREAMS MEADOW – 5
LOVE – SUMMER DREAMS MEADOW – 8

When you’re down…

I started this picture with the idea that I would do a more lighthearted swing dancing thing, but I couldn’t find a decent pose. I was listening to a song from 2016 that blended the classic swing sound with a more contemporary beat and got these lyrics stuck in my head (song below credits):
When you’re up
When you’re down
And there ain’t no love around

So I found a reason to wear this gown from Just Because.

Credits:
[hair] tram H1116 hair
[dress] JustBECAUSE Amelia Gown
[backdrop] anxiety %bachelor
[table] Apple Fall Hammered Occasional Table – Iron
[tea] {af} Lemon Tea
[smoking stuffs] [ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 set / Full pack
[mic] GCD – Vintage Microphone with Stand (V2.3)
[pose] SEmodeling-35 w/adjustments to head position

If Cats Were Poets…

They say the chances of being killed by your cat are low….but never zero. That about sums up the tone I can imagine poetry taking if it was created by cats. That’s not a random thought, it’s due to the title of this book: I Could Tear This Shit Up: And Other Poems By Cats. Very fitting. Aside from their destructive nature, nocturnal chaos, and the fact that the Polish Academy of Sciences has declared them an invasive alien species, most of us aren’t in the slightest deterred from loving them more than humans. I have them in Second Life, but it’s not the same. No 3 AM gagging or layered slices on skin in various stages of healing. Mesh KittyCats just herk and jerk from one benign movement to another and have zero capacity for staring unprovoked daggers into your soul. I had mine rezzed for a whole year and he never once made me question my life choices.

I’m wearing:
[hair] TRUTH / Friday
[top] .BF. Babelove White Top
[shorts] ELEVEN – Yuyi Short
[socks] TETRA – Warm socks
[glasses] [Z O O M] BVLG Sunglass
[tattoo] Lotus Love Leg TaTToo [CAROL G]
[book] e.marie // library book – poems /
[coffee] Serenity Style- la buvette Capuccino Mug

The deco credits can be found here.

And So It Goes

Man, I wish I had a plant-filled reading room like this in the real world. So much life and so many stories in such a small area. Cozy and safe and only enough room for me alone. I could sit there until the sun goes down reading Kurt Vonnegut and pretending to not be living through such a weird, chaotic time.

I do have enough plants to consider parts of my real-life house jungle-like though. I have high ceilings and hardwood floors and tons of windows- the perfect environment for houseplants. Unfortunately, all those old windows weren’t so great in the summertime when the heat would seep through the glass and rise up to gather in my little pandemic office upstairs, where I spend most of my days lately. The rest of the world probably doesn’t realize it, but summers in the Pacific Northwest have become nearly indistinguishable from any other area in recent years. After last year’s heatwave, my landlord finally caved and installed central air conditioning. It’s been life-changing.

Credits (left – right, top down)
Soy. Handmade Blown Glass Ceiling Lamp (x4)
{vespertine} – philodendron gloriosum
BALACLAVA!! Books (all the books in scene)
Nutmeg. Mediterranean Dream End Table
Mithral * Small Zelkova Serrata (Pack A)
N4RS Candle (x2)
8f8 – Cotton Delight – Stool
Nutmeg. Castle Lounge Armchair
Nutmeg. Castle Lounge Ottoman w/Blanket
KOPFKINO – Inspired V1
Mithral * Vine Horizontal Wall Planter
{vespertine}- peace lily plant /texture change pot.
Nutmeg. Mediterranean Dream End Table
LISP – Mesh – Candle Diffuser Tray
Nutmeg. Seashore Mug Candle
TRB Asten Estate Round Sidetable FADED TEAK
Nutmeg. Warm Earth Stack of Books / 2
dust bunny . hanging flower pot . mint
LouChara Fleur Hanging Plants and Candles
Mithral * Hanging Philodendron Hederaceum (Pack A)
{wn} Fiddle Leaf Plant (basket)
Mithral * Hoya Pubicalyx Splash (Pack A)
dust bunny . wire record rack
Mithral * Tall Pilea Peperomioides (Pack A)
Ariskea[Oneline] Anthurium Giant
Tuesdays Vintage Rug – Fatpack
(outside)
HPMD* Garden Tree08
LOVE – SUMMER DREAMS MEADOW – 5
{vespertine}-sunrise bamboo chime/static

Fellow 80s lovers: you probably thought I was referring to the Billy Joel song, but no – it was Slaughterhouse Five. The song is a vapid, maudlin tune about doomed relationships. The novel is a satirical and poignant antiwar story about a doomed American serviceman in WWII who finds himself “unstuck in time” after surviving the firebombing in Dresden. Here’s the Billy Joel song anyway, because who doesn’t love Billy Joel? Assholes, that’s who.

Like a good neighbor, stay over there…

I hope you sang that.

Anyway, sometimes just the thought of social interaction wears me out. Mostly it’s because I’m weird and animated and full of dad jokes and 90s movie quotes, and when I get comfortable around people, that only intensifies. Don’t get me wrong – I know how to read a room (usually). The problem is that I don’t know how to stop people from dimming my light and I’ve become pretty anti-social over the years in a misguided attempt to avoid it. That’s probably why I love taking pictures in SL. I can spend hours alone rearranging the scenery and testing windlights. It’s fulfilling, even if I regularly can’t refrain from being overly critical of the outcome. Like, for instance; is the lighting right on this? Does it actually look like early evening? Is the whole scene too dark to catch your eye? Do I look like an awkwardly posed mannequin? Do I look sad or wistful? Do I look like a boring basic bitch? You get the gist.

On another note; I love all the gowns Annie Melson makes, but I never have excuses to wear them since I’m just as anti-social in SL as I am in the real world. So here is the Farrah Dress, for no other reason than to commit it to my flicker for posterity.

fashion and stuff
[hair] TRUTH Forever – Brunette
[dress] Just BECAUSE Farrah Dress
[earrings] Cae :: Bauble :: Earring
[bracelet] Kibitz – High bracelets – onyx
[holding] Diversion – Wine Glass (from the Wine O’Clock Pose Pack)
[pose] Lyrium. Sora Static Pose 1 (with the left arm adjusted for holding the wine glass)

Decor
Literally, all the plants are from Mithral.
Ariskea[Harmonia] Sofa
Fancy Decor: Bradley Coffee Table
Nutmeg. Easeful Chamber Tea Cup (on coffee table)
West Village Spring Tulips – Yellow (on coffee table)
Nutmeg. French Cafe Journal Stack / 1 (on coffee table)
Bermont. Medium Wicker Baskets (under coffee table)
shoe decor: Essenz – Aruba (Deco 2) (this is an old group gift – I don’t know if it’s still available)
ReKa. Still Life / 1
..::THOR::.. Love is Love Tote
Foxwood – Little Collie – lay
[Con.] Gable Patio Chair – Yellow
outside: Pseudo– K-town Building (this is an old gacha – I don’t know if it’s still available)
the building I’m in: Atelier Burgundy . Artist Loft

ha.



Miss Conception

I want to disappear. After the last couple of years of the American right declaring with righteous indignation their refusal to accept what they perceived as their human rights being stripped away, why was I not surprised at their celebration of overturning Roe V Wade? Because this is the kind of blatant hypocrisy I’ve come to understand is the backbone of their entire identity. I could have sworn just a decade ago that conservatism meant normal stuff like lower taxes and less government. That’s somehow morphed into paranoid conspiracy theories, fanatical blind loyalty to one man above everyone else, and a total dismissal and distrust of science and education. Didn’t these nutters used to only exist in small pockets, hidden away in sparsely populated rural areas? I don’t know – maybe they’ve always been this prolific and simply got much louder and far prouder when one of the dumbest men in America fell ass-backwards into the presidency and gave them a voice. I don’t even want to think of what my country will look like a decade from now when my niece becomes a legal adult. Not to be dramatic, but life in the U.S. has become so beyond parody in recent years that I wouldn’t be surprised if they find a way to devolve our society right back into the ’50s.

Anyway, here’s a pic.

Credits (left to right, top down)
[Con.] Summer – Lawn Chair (at the Fifty until July 10th)
LB_BeachPalms
hive // beach ball
Sway’s [Evan] Roll Up Window Blind – Wide . Natural
[-BLUE SKY-] Wall Surfboard – Mandala Decor
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Bouy Bunch – One
hive // gone fishin clutter
Apple Fall Spring Parasol
LISP – Bobble Deck Chair – Full Blue
hive // no lifeguard sign
[Con.] The Plate Collection – Connecticut (at the Fifty until July 10th)
[Con.] The Plate Collection – Washington (at the Fifty until July 10th)
[Con.] The Plate Collection – N Dakota (at the Fifty until July 10th)
Apple Fall Sealife – White Clam Shell, Wall Mounted
Apple Fall Sealife – Sea Star, Wall Mounted
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Sign – Two
DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Wall License – New York
DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Wall License – California
DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Wall License – Old New York
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Bouy – Three
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Paddles
Apple Fall Captains Wheel – Burnt Ash
Nutmeg. Hose Pot
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Bouy – Two
Nutmeg. Serene Poolside Towel Basket
AF Stepladder Table
Nutmeg. Home At Last Chair and Shirt
DRD – Boho Fish Shack – Bouy – One
.: Bee Designs:. Summer Gacha Floatter 1
LB_BeachPalm
Serenity Style- Pacific Floating Cabin (at Uber until July 22nd)

[hair] Wasabi // Carol (for Pride at Home)
Apple Blossom // Luna Top
TETRA – Chill Shorts (at Equal10 until July 5th)

Take Five

Credits (left to right, top down) (slurls below credits)
Mithral * Vine Horizontal Wall Planter (Beige) x2
KraftWork Accordion Blinds . Tall Narrow x2
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree
:[P]:- Vintage Canvas Print:// Job
:[P]:- Vintage Canvas Print:// Auer
:[P]:- Vintage Canvas Print:// Bitter
Nutmeg. Autumn Lounge Armchair
Nutmeg. Home Gallery Frames

(top of fireplace)
.10 [ kunst ] – Plant / terracotta
.spruce. book collection {botanical series 4}
Ariskea- Magnolia – Magnolia Vase – Ivory 1
[North Oak] – Belvedair Leaf Vase
Fancy Decor: Prescott Photo Frame x2
.spruce. book collection {botanical series 3}
.spruce. book collection {botanical series 6}
*****
Nutmeg. Stone Fireplace Tools
KraftWork Vejle Dining Collection . End Table Chair Light
Nutmeg. Autumn Lounge Sofa PG
Mithral * Vine Horizontal Wall Planter (Beige)
Mithral * Hanging Monstera Adansonii (Pack A)
Mithral * Cebu Blue Wall Pocket (Pack A)
KraftWork Vejle Dining Collection . Dining Chair Light x4
KraftWork Vejle Dining Collection . Dining Table Light

(on table)
KraftWork Bonjour Croissant Basket
{moss&mink} Steak & asparagus dinner x2
KraftWork Bonjour Place Set Mat Beige x6
Nutmeg. Warm Earth Crumpled Linen / 1
KraftWork Bonjour Newspapaer
{what next} Terrace Coffee Cup 1 x3
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 4
Nutmeg. Porcelain Curiosities Exclusive / 3
Nutmeg. Apple Terrace Fallen Fruit
Nutmeg. In Bloom Fruit Bowl
Apple Fall Red Wine w/ Glasses
Mithral * Hoya Pubicalyx Splash (Pack A)
Ariskea[Lovely ] Yellow Flowers Vase
KraftWork Piet Collection . Vase
Nutmeg. Dacha Teatime Branches
West Village Heart Eucalyptus Spray
KraftWork Bonjour Whale Vase
{moss&mink} Lime chicken skewers x2
Nutmeg. Warm Earth Crumpled Linen / 2
*****
KraftWork Vejle Dining Collection . Rug
:CP: Anita Art 2
:CP: Anita Art 1
:CP: Anita Art 3
[Con.] Vada Bookcase

(on bookcase)
Mithral * Calathea Medallion (Pack A)
Mithral * Small Monstera Deliciosa (Pack A)
KraftWork Piet Collection . Books
.spruce. book collection {botanical series 5}
Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT- Old Books [TypeC]
Mithral * Bowl Planter (Pack A)
Mithral * Tabletop Trio (Pack A)
Ariskea[Oneline] Anthurium Giant
Fancy Decor: Prescott Petite Vases
LISP – Mesh – Candle Diffuser Tray – no flame 1li – white
Mithral * Green Oxalis Triangularis (Pack A)
*****
KraftWork Vejle Dining Collection . Bamboo Chandelier Natural
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Mirrors
KraftWork Piet Collection . Wooden Cart

(on wooden cart)
West Village Live Basil w/ Terracotta Pot
Mithral * Sitting Wire Cat + Polyneura (Beige)
West Village Ginkgo Branches
Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT- Old Books [TypeD]

House: KraftWork West of The Rain House

SLURLS:
Apple Fall and West Village
Ariskea
Consignment [Con.]
Dust Bunny
Fancy Decor
Kraftwork
Kunst
Mithral
Moss&Mink
North Oak
Nutmeg
Petrichor :[P]:
Soy
Spruce
What Next



Here Comes the Sun

Credits (Left to right, top down) (slurls below credits)
LB_BurOakTree{Animated}6Seasons
Serenity Style – Rural Privacy Fence
=EliBaily= Ivy 03
tarte. old clothesline (light wood)
HPMD* Shrub02 – green a
Konoha – Hesperis river (flowers in the bushes)
Trompe Loeil – Emmeline Lounger Mottled
~BAZAR~Woodland Lantern
Nutmeg. Spring Morning Table
Konoha – WildlyFluffy Natoma Grass
Konoha – Crocus kean (flowers in the grass)
Nutmeg. La Baignoire Towel / 1 Bonus Item
Konoho – Sunflower – Helianthus aamilee
Konoha – Flowerbed (Bonus)
{vespertine}-sunrise bamboo chime
Elm. Clarissa Curtain [Neutrals/Straight]
Nutmeg. Sunroom Ottoman PG
[ keke ] windflower ground cover (floating on the water)
Apple Fall Door Mat – Olive Branch
West Village Field Wellingtons – Yellow
Konoho – Sunflower – Helianthus aamilee
Konoha – Flowerbed (Bonus)
Mithral * Tiered Plant Shelves (White)
Nutmeg. Ceramic Jars
Nutmeg. Spring Morning Chair (x2)
{vespertine}spring rose arrangement / pink tones
Nutmeg. Spring Morning Table
Emerson Pool by Galland Homes (pool house and hot tub included)

SLURLS:
Apple Fall
Bazar
EliBaily
Elm.
Galland Homes
HPMD
Konoha
Little Branch (LB)
Mithral
Nutmeg
Serenity Style
Tarte
Trompe Loeil
Vespertine

Cantaloupe Island

Credits (left to right top down) slurls below
*wall art x3
Nutmeg. Bohemian Moment Armchair
Nutmeg. French Cafe Bonus Plant
Dahlia – Patia – Hanging Ivy
*wall art x2
(in bedroom)
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PILOT – Traveler’s Map 2
.:revival:. boho bed
hive // large palm plant . light
Nutmeg. Hallway Clutter Basket / 1
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Nutmeg. In Bloom Fruit Bowl
Nutmeg. Warm Earth Stack of Books
Dahlia – Reyhan – Macrame Stool – Camel
Apple Fall Sisal Rug – Cream
*wall art x3
Mithral * Green Oxalis Triangularis
.:revival:. ibiza cushion 1
ARIA – Palermo Side Table
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Matryoshka
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Blue Pot
hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . light
{vespertine} – potted anthurium.
Nutmeg. Soft Noontide Nightstand Fawn x2
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Green Pot
Mithral * Overgrown Wall Planter
Dahlia – Reyhan – Hanging Macrame – Camel
HEXtraordinary Marble Buddha Statue
.:revival:. ibiza cushion 2 x2
hive // hanging devil’s ivy plant . pink variegated
LODE Decor – Hyacinth [light pink]
tarte. boho curtain (sunshine)
Seated Bodhisattva – Sand – inWorldLight
~BAZAR~ Starburst Record cabinet
dust bunny . hoya plant
tarte. hanging marble pothos plant
~BAZAR~ Starburst Record Player
Dahlia – Reyhan – Macrame Stool – Camel
NOMAD // SUNBURST
{wn} Balboa Pendant Light
Heart – Wild Exotics – Mother-in-law’s Tongue – Potted 2
Nutmeg. Bohemian Moment Armchair & Throw

SLURLS:
Apple Fall
Bazar
Dahlia
Dust Bunny
Hextraordinary
Hive
Kalopsia
Mithral
Nomad
Nutmeg
Pilot
Revival
Tarte
Vespertine
What Next {wn}

*Wall art:
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All the images on the wall were taken from Google images using search terms “Bohemian wall art”, “Boho art” and “Alphonse Mucha”
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Here, have some jazz.