2018 Second Life Yearbook Challenge

This morning for her 11th rez day, Strawberry Singh did a live stream in which she answered questions posed by her readers and it got me to thinking of all the wonderful things I’ve learned since joining Second Life. Like Berry, my experiences in Second Life have changed me in positive ways I never expected. It’s given me a platform to put myself out there creatively, which I was always afraid of doing in real life. Now I know I’m capable of being artistic and sharing my creations and won’t die from rejection.

In her video and blog post, she also gave us a Second Life Yearbook Challenge. This is my second year doing it. I love her challenges because they tend to get me back on track and also force me to write a bit, which is something my blog has been missing since I started officially blogging for stores last year. You can check out my photo from last year’s Yearbook Challenge here.

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[hair] Truth – Panny – Multitone 1 Hud (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[jacket and top] COCO – Crop Biker Jacket + White Bra Top (@ Uber 4/25 – 5/22 round)
[glasses] Cae – Sylvia Glasses
[necklace] Real EvilNoelle Necklace
[facial piercings] PUNCH Diamond Nose Stud, .08 [ kunst ] – Septum #2 / gold
[earrings] MANDALA Steking ears
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] Insol – Nika – Peach
[eyes] Euphoric – Nora Makeup Series (February Powder Pack)
[beauty marks] League – Moles/Beauty Marks Applier
[shape] my own

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Truth VIP and noob adventures

Happy Sunday! Since this week’s ‘Meet the Truthies’ interview was stalled due to unforeseen circumstances, Amber suggested she interview me instead. Check it out here.

You can also read more about my noob adventures on my old blog here.

Meet the truthie 2

[hair] Truth Jacica (NEW VIP group gift)**
[jacket/top] Tres Blah – Denim Jacket – Light Wash (from C88 – coming to the main store soon)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own
[flowers] Heart Hollyhocks
[pose] SEmotion – Modeling no. 33 (head angle changed)

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Grace

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When I was looking for something to fill these shelves, it became apparent to me that I might possibly be a plant hoarder. Every time I see a plant at an event, I grab it even if I have two more like it already. I’m the same in real life – mini jungles in several corners of my house. They breath new life into the atmosphere and although there’s no need to clean the air in Second Life, being surrounded by them does still create a calming effect.

wearing:
[hair] Truth Teddy
[dress] ChicModa – Grace (NEW @ upcoming round of FaMESHed – May 1st-27th)
[necklace] Cae – Ximena (for FaMESHed Go April 15-May 10)
[head] Catwa – Catya
[body] Maitreya
[skin] League – Sadie (pale)
[shape] my own
[pose] an lar – the jane series no. 4

decor:
What Next – Dahlia Outdoors Drinks Cart & Decor (NEW @ the main store)
-Cart (tintable wood)
-Spring Water Bottles
-Glasses
-Straws
-Lemonade Glasses
-Hydrangea Vase
-Lemonade Dispenser

hanging plants (left-right):
Vespertine– hanging pothos. x2
hive // macrame hanging plant . sunshine x2

plants on floor (left-right):
What next– House Plant – Rubber Tree (stand)
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Matryoshka

more plants!
Left shelf (left-right/top-bottom):
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Blue/Purple
Kalopsia – Old Plants – Yellow Pot
-{vespertine}- spider plant.
-{vespertine}-rainbow succulent bowl
The Loft – Dakota Amsonia
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Pink/Yellow
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Grey pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – J
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple
Fapple– MM Gacha- Plant (Epiphany April 15 – May 12)
-{vespertine}- aloe vera plant.

Right shelf (left-right/top-bottom):
Kalopsia – Bibi’s Can Plant – Green/Purple
*LODE* Decor – Hyacinth [light pink]
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
Sway’s [Workplace] Succulent Portulacaria
Sway’s [Workplace] Succulent Echeveria
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Teal pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)
-{vespertine}-rainbow succulent bowl
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Potted Plant – J
Serenity StyleLa vie en rose– Grey pot (PocketGacha April 15-May 14)

shelves:
tarte. industrial shelf (dark) A & (light) A (NEW @ Uber – April 25-May 22)

Apple Fall Country Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tunnel Vision

“There is a particularly unattractive and discouraging common affliction called tunnel vision, which, for all the misery it causes, ought to top the job list at the World Health Organization. Tunnel vision is a disease in which perception is restricted by ignorance and distorted by vested interest. Tunnel vision is caused by an optic fungus that multiplies when the brain is less energetic than the ego….”
-Tom Robbins; Still Life With Woodpecker

The quote above was written nearly two decades before social media gave anyone with an internet connection a platform to project the lowest depths of their insecurities and personal disappointments onto the masses, yet it couldn’t be more fitting. In my world, it takes the form of discouraging statements about the hard work of others. It perverts a tool designed to keep us connected and informed into something which divides us and tears us down. At the same time however, it’s being used to inspire and motivate. I guess it’s all a matter of what we choose to read and engage in, which is a lot easier said than done….

Speaking of hard work, the designers at Uber went all out this round on the bikers theme. You can check out the gallery here.

teleport to the main sim
teleport to the cam sim

Tunnel Vision 2

[hair] Truth – Panny (NEW @ Uber)
[jacket] L&B – Swear Bella Leather Jacket (NEW @ Uber)
[shorts] Neve – Shameless (NEW @ Uber)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[shape] my own
[pose] AP – Blegrad 3

DRD – Roady’s Biker Bar – Building – Full Rez PG (NEW @ Uber)

Dazzling Blue

….and we’ll build a wall that nothing can break through and dream our dreams of dazzling blue

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WEARING
[hair] Truth – Lela (NEW @ the main store AND MP)
[dress] ChicModa – Savannah (COMING TO N21 @ NOON on APRIL 21ST)
[shoes] Rebel Hope – Amanda Heels (50% OFF DURING STORE-WIDE SALE UNTIL 4/20!)
[tat] Izzie’s – Metallic Lunar Tattoo
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Manifeste – Model_835

DECOR (left to right)
hive // pink caladium plant (NEW @ Bloom)
Apple Fall – Fairfax Chair – Cream
hive // pink caladium plant (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // bird of paradise plant v2 (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // kentia palm plant (NEW @ Bloom)
hive // bird of paradise plant v1 (NEW @ Bloom)
Apple Fall – Fairfax Chair – Cream

[STUD INC.] – Cubic Backdrop

 

the Good Life

Ah, the good life. So what if I was too tired to do the dishes or take out the trash – at least in Second Life I can have a fabulous new home every day if I want. People are constantly working overtime to create flawless designs that never get dirty and can be cleared with a click. If only real life were that easy.

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the good life 2

 

the Good Life 3

WEARING
[hair] Truth Taren
[top] Rebel Hope – Kellie Mesh Top (50% OFF DURING STORE-WIDE SALE UNTIL 4/20!)
[bottoms] Rebel Hope – Leah Mesh Skort (50% OFF DURING STORE-WIDE SALE UNTIL 4/20!)
[shoes] Rebel Hope – Antiqua Mesh Wedges (50% OFF DURING STORE-WIDE SALE UNTIL 4/20!)
[necklace] Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Choker
[bracelet] Izzie’s – Cowrie Shell Bracelet
[glasses] Insanya – Cali Sunglasses
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[skin] League – Sadie
[shape] my own

[pose] Foxcity – Fixated no. 2

DECOR (left-right)
Apple Fall – Oxford Wingback Chair
!Rebel Hope – NEW Shopping Bag (2018)
dust bunny . giant palm plant
dust bunny . potted dragon tree
Aloe Pot CHEZ MOI
dust bunny . potted sago palm
Serenity Style-Good Life Screen (NEW @ RLD Event)
Serenity Style-Good Life Bench (NEW @ RLD Event)
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree
.:revival:. cozy stool linen (November Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . pilea peper plant

llorisen // keating skybox

RH sale

Stuck

This is me behind the locked gate of my irrational insecurities, second guessing myself and my abilities. See how easy it would be for me to just climb through the top bars? The brain is funny that way. But hey, at least I look cute! Thanks, SassyPants!

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[hair] Truth Louisa
[top] ChicModa Bonnie
[pants] ChicModa – Varsity Pants (NEW @ Cosmopolitan)
[shoes] Roc – Canvas Sneaker! High (FEMALE)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa – Catya
[pose] DM – Wall Sulk
[backdrop] VARONIS – StarDust (NEW @ Neo Japan)