It’s a jungle out there.

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I’ve had this outfit put together for several days now and was just waiting for the time that I could create a mini jungle or something of that nature to take photos.  After digging in my inventory I found something called the jungle island and attempted to rez it only to discover seconds later that it was the whole setup for a sim. Thankfully, I was up high in the sky on a platform and not on the ground when I made that colossal mistake.  I don’t think some of my neighbors would have been very appreciative of finding themselves buried in what could resemble the amazon forest.

It’s not the first time I have had this happen to me, except back then I was the new kid on the block and I buried a good part of the sim in an underground city.  I can laugh about it now.  It wasn’t so funny then.

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Instead of creating my own scene I thought why not search and see what I could find out on the grid.   I found this jewel of a place called the Makeahla Jungle, that has a tag line of “Rediscover the Heart of Nature.”  I was pleasantly surprised to find this place and see all the animals.  While most of them were mesh and stationary the ambiance of the place was very appealing.  I can’t wait to go back and explore again and take photos of the rest of the animals.

Credits:
Hair – No.Match – No_Freedom in Black
Tattoo – +Nuuna+ – Yair Makeup @ Skin Fair 2015
Eyes – {SONG} – Alice//Light Grey @ Kustom9
Top & Arm & Leg Vines – Broken Style – Four Seasons Accessories
Vine Necklace, Knife, Bracelet, Staff, Hula, Mask Rare, Knee & Pad – PFC – Jungle Items @ The Arcade

Pose: F Blade Set by Repose

Location: Makeahla Jungle

 

 

With a vengeance.

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I’m thinking of my feisty 81 year old grandmother who killed a 4 foot snake in the garage with the end of a bat the other day when I wrote my title for this blog post.   She’s formidable and I hope that if I get to reach her age in this life time that I am just as gutsy as she is.  She did the dirty deed and I got to do clean up, picking up the still slithering snake and dump it into the lake behind the house.   You could say that’s one of the disadvantages of living in Florida and near water.   Not to mention impatient women who will take matters into their own hands when it comes to protecting their own.

I was contemplating earlier whether I missed blogging or not and it was sort of in the middle. When I think back on why I originally started to blog over a year ago it was just to use it as a vehicle to take up my interest in writing and also document my time in Second Life.  It was a novel idea, with no forethought as to what I would share — given that I rarely did much more than hang out at music venues and decorated a new house every few weeks with the occasional hanging out with a few friends.

Today, my inner circle of friends can be practically counted in one hand and honestly I prefer it this way.   Gone are the days of listening to music and actively exploring in Second Life.   It’s a toss up if those things would hold my interest again for long and yet they can be dumped into the cyclical category.  Though stepping away from SL even if just a few days both physically and mentally has helped me tremendously regain some perspective and given me the motivation to move forward once again.

With that said I’m showcasing here some stuff from the current round of events that are happening on the grid.  I’ve become quite a fanatic of these fantasy role-play outfits that perhaps I should consider taking up some kind of role-play.

Credits:

Skin – New Faces – Dark Elf (Black) @ We ❤ Role-Play
Eyes – Angelica – Sparkling Eyes Deep Sea @ Xiasumi School Festival
Hair – Argrace – Urei in Blacks
Face Tattoo – +Nuuna+ – Fen Set
Headpiece – Keystone – Desire/Silver-Onyx
Collar – AME – Milya’appa Black Leather Collar Semi-RARE @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Top/Skirt/Shoulder Pads/Bracers – MUKA – Aura Black Set RARE @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival
Hands – Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant 1
Claws – Bliensen + MaiTai – Rawwr Claws @ We ❤ Role-Play
*Sword – Empyrean Forge – Allegiance Blade Black/Silver
Pose – The Warrior by RACK Poses
Location – Fallen Gods, Inc.
*Review copy {previously blogged}.

The fool.

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Over the weekend the temperatures dipped into the mid 40s, which is a bit chilly for us Floridians when you’re used to an average of 80 plus degrees of sunshine.   It was a nice change even if I hardly went out other than a few times out of necessity. Besides the chilly day yesterday I was also in a very restless mood that as the day went on juggled between feeling emotional and downright grumpy. Thankfully, no one was harmed during this episode of changeability.

I spent a good amount of time doing inventory while in Second Life, not necessarily deleting, more like organizing and rewriting descriptions to be able to find items in the future.  It’s how I found myself wearing this cape and fools hat that were a gacha purchase at the recent round of the Fantasy Collective, which is still running for a few more days.

While editing the photo I did a quick search on the fool and found this snippet of information on what the fool means in a card reading.

“The Fool can signal a new beginning or change of direction – one that will guide you onto a path of adventure, wonder and personal growth. He also reminds you to keep your faith and trust your natural responses. If you are facing a decision or moment of doubt, the Fool tells you to believe in yourself and follow your heart no matter how crazy or foolish your impulses may seem.”

Considering that I have always found that when I’m feeling restlessness that it signals a time of transition in my life, this descriptive meaning couldn’t have fit any better.

Credits:

Hair – Argrace – Minori – Blacks NEW
Makeup – +Nuuna+ – Triip Blue
Makeup – +Nuuna+ Ina Blue
Makeup – +Nuuna+ Zivit Blue
Eyes – Slink – Mesh Eyelids
Cape – Attic – Pierrot Cape Black @ Fantasy Collective
Headpiece – Attic – The Fool Headpiece Blue @ Fantasy Collective
Boots – Hucci – Deale Boots Silver – Midnight @ Uber

Props: Cirque de reverie Gacha – {anc.}

The light within.

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May my heart be kind…
My mind fierce and..
My Spirit brave.

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Credits:

Skin – *YS & YS* – Jenie {past Dressing Room}
Hair – Little Bones – Willow Ombre & Roots @ The Secret Affair
Face Tattoo – +Nuuna+ – Fen Makeups
Face Tattoo – +Nuuna+ – Triip Makeups
Face Tattoo – .La Petite Morte – Nose Tape Tattoo
Eye Tattoo – Nox. – Glampire [Pitch]
Face Chain – :(SH): – Face Chain llsole
Septum Ring – MONS – Septum Ring (style 16) Black
Piercing – .HW. Kursed – Face Chain/Piercing
Body Tattoo – Letis Tattoo – Inermis
Top – Luas – Madison Top {part of Madison Accessories} {past 30L Mystery Gacha}
Skirt – Luas – Madison Skirt Black {past 30L Mystery Gacha}
Collar & Pauldrons – Luas – Madison Accessories RARE {past 30L Mystery Gacha}
Bracers – .Aisling. – Sadhana Bracers {August Fantasy Gacha Carnival}
Upper Arms – .Aisling. – Sadhana Upper Arms (August Fantasy Gacha Carnival}
Nails – .Aisling. – Sadhana Filigree Nails (August Gacha Carnival}
Shoes – Pure Poison – Kathy Sandals for Slink High Feet  {previous Romp}
Feet – Slink – AvEnhance Feet High
Hands – Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual

Pose: EX 28 by Attitude Pose Store

The darkness sometimes calls.

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I went a little risque with this outfit and a bit out of my norm.  I was in a classic sour mood last evening, the kind of day that triggers that part of you that just throws caution to the wind.  Thankfully, today is another day and so far its been good.  I even got to spend some time this morning with my SecondLife sister and mother listening to one of the grid’s favorite country musicians, Johnny Paramour.  It’s been ages since we’ve all been in the same room together due to time zones, schedules and other distractions that often make it hard to just hang out.  Though you have to appreciate those times when you can and enjoy the moment.

I am wearing a few items that will be available tomorrow when the Jewelry Fair opens up.  The first are these face jewels from Sad Harlekin that are called the chains of war that can be worn with either one, three or no gems at all.  The gems colors are red, black and white and come in male and female version.  They have a little skull and so I teamed it up with this hat that came with a hair purchase and this necklace, which is also going to be available at the jewelry fair.  The skull and roses necklace is from 22769 and will be available in three colors – black, pink and white.  The other item that will be available starting tomorrow are these Samantha bracelets from Goth1co, that are easily adjustable to fit your arms.  I will post the link tomorrow to the Jewelry Fair and remember you have until the 28th of September to go pick up some fabulous jewelry pieces.

The landmark to the Jewelry Fair will be posted tomorrow after it opens.

Credits:

Skin – Glam Affair – Skye II – Silver 02 RARE @ The Arcade
Eyes – [Buzz] Voodoo Eyes – Siren
Hat – Tableau Vivant – Maman Brigitte Hat {part of the Barony Hair} {August Fantasy Collective}
Hair – Wasabi Pills – Cookie Mesh Hair Blacks Pack
Face Makeup – +Nuuna+ Lizi Black
*Face Jewels – :(Sad Harlekin): – ChainsofWar – 3 Gems @ The Jewelry Fair
*Necklace – 22769 – [accessories] – Skull and Roses Necklace White @ The Jewelry Fair
Body Tattoo – Letis Tattoo – Bohemian @ The Thrift Shop
Bustier – ::Tabou Irresistible:: – Metalic Bustier
*Bracelets – Goth1c0 – Samantha Bracelet @ The Jewelry Fair
Hands – Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands
Scene:
Pipe Wall Light – Oyasumi
Pose: [scene.] – F026-030 set @ Pose Me Amazing
*Review copies.