Over the sea there dwelt a queen whose like was never known…

for she was of great strength and surpassing beauty. With her love as the prize, she vied with brave warriors while wearing EEc’s Freydis, a luxurious gown, at throwing the javelin, and the noble lady also hurled the weight to great distance and followed with a long leap; and whoever aspired to her love had, without fail, to win these three tests against her, or else, if he lost but one, he forfeited his head. 

whose like was never knownEEc’s “The mountains from which we came” Freydis is a stunning gown. Its strapless corset bodice, off the shoulder sleeves, and long A-Line skirt with train embraces feminine curves. Use the applier to add a modesty top, as I have done, or bare your lovely décolletage. Leather embellishments on the sleeves gives the impression of power. The woman who wears this gown is one to be reckoned with.

The mountains from which we cameIn case you haven’t heard, Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) is going medieval on cancer! The opening day was yesterday, but you have nearly a month to visit The Third Annual Medieval Faire as it runs from now through June 18, 2017. There are over 80 merchants throughout the Faire grounds; village, travelers’ camp and Gotya garden, and they are supporting Relay For Life with items that will be sold for a 100% donation. Care to go? Click here for your steed.

Outfit: EEc The mountains from which we came: Freydis sleeves @ Medieval Faire Benefiting Relay for Life 
Hair: Magika – Meadow
Poses: *PosESioN* Mistica 5 and Di’s Opera – Grace 3 – 4
Post title and text pinched from The Nibelungenlied

“Joy’s soul lies in the doing.”

Yearning for Medieval fashion all in the name of a worthy cause? William Shakespeare once wrote”There’s a time for all things” and the time starts now.” Actually, the time starts May 19th. Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire and it runs from May 19th though June 18th.

If you haven’t heard “Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal” (Shakespeare). The other is fashion, in this case, and sometimes we have to hunt for it. JMK‘s hunt item for the Medieval Faire is undeniably romantic with a full skirt, strapless bodice, and flowing sleeves and a slow cascade of pastel colors.

UAC Medieval Faire

I can’t tell you where to find JMK‘s Duchess Thistle Gown, but I can say it’s worth it. If your body choice includes Maitreya Lara, Belleza Venus, Slink, Hourglass, or TMP, you are literally covered. If you haven’t joined the mesh body club, don’t fear. It’ll still fit thanks to FitMesh. I hope to see you there!

Dress: JMK’s Duchess Thistle Gown @ Medieval Faire Benefiting Relay for Life
Location: Medieval Faire Benefiting Relay for Life

Press Release 

Presenting the 3rd Annual American Cancer Society
Medieval Faire Benefiting Relay for Life.
WE’RE GOING MEDIEVAL ON CANCER!!2017 UACMF_official_poster.png

Unmasking A Cure Relay For Life Team (#38) presents the Third Annual Medieval Faire, running from May 19 though June 18, 2017. The Faire, similar to a real world “Ren Faire”, offers medieval tournaments in jousting, sword play, archery, horse racing, chess, Slurbbage, all day Trivia. There are over 80 merchants throughout the Faire grounds; village, travelers’ camp and Gotya garden. All of them supporting Relay For Life with items that will be sold for a 100% donation. On the entertainment front, we have ChangHigh Sisters, dozens of live performers and DJs are all donating their time and talents to Relay For Life. Don’t miss this exciting month-long event; try your hand at all the sports, find that perfect outfit or decor item, or enjoy live musicians and dj sets!

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Post title pinched from Troilus and Cressida

Destroy illusion and put truth in its place

So, I sat in my husband’s man cave for a bit. After sitting for a while, I starting organizing it. Mind you, I didn’t literally organize it. I just sat and wondered how I could recreate that essence of mine in my own setting.

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While I have my own space, I realized I couldn’t recreate what I envision in my head without spending massive amounts of money remodeling it, so I appreciated the simplicity of my hubby’s room. It’s filled with what’s important to him. Now I need to figure out what is important to me in my room even thought it really wouldn’t match the connecting rooms.  No, I can’t think that way. Actually, I can’t stop thinking that way.

there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind

Character flaw? In my defense, it doesn’t help that the kitchen is right behind me. And the dining room is to my left. I could add my own touches to both I suppose, but kitchens and dining rooms don’t inspire me lol. Maybe I need to dare to dream.

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“What is meant by “reality”? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable—now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying.”

Reality is a state of mind

“It overwhelms one walking home beneath the stars and makes the silent world more real than the world of speech—and then there it is again in an omnibus in the uproar of Piccadilly. Sometimes, too, it seems to dwell in shapes too far away for us to discern what their nature is. But whatever it touches, it fixes and makes permanent. That is what remains over when the skin of the day has been cast into the hedge; that is what is left of past time and of our loves and hates.”

Credits:

Outfit: Salt Vintage Dress Rose @ The Gacha Garden
Shoes: Apple May Designs Ballerina High Lace Heels
Jewelry: J&W Jewelers Emma Collection Necklace silver @ Designer Showcase
Hair: A&A Ariel Hair
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: (1) *PosESioN* Etereum 1; (2) PosESioN* Etereum 2; (3) BellePoses – Mayla 3 (Bento Hands); (4) PosESioN* Mistica 2
Location: Days of O
Post title and italicized text courtesy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own

“Do you have the time to listen to me whine?” No? Fair enough.

I jest about the whining. Well, I do whine quite a bit, but time is valuable, so if one doesn’t want to hear whining, he or she can shut it off. Tonight I’m mostly whining about the end of one of my favorite SL events.

My mind is set on overdriveThat’s right. Pose Fair is over. Did you have a good time? I’m going to take a moment to give a shout out to all the pose creators. Thank you for taking the time to inject life into SL! Movement implies life and that in turn suggests emotion.Somebody keep my balanceWhile avatars are not alive, the people behind  the keyboard are most definitely living and breathing creatures. Incidentally, I’ll always remember my first experience with animation in SL. Always move forwardI actually thought the default Ruth stand was cool because it was different and it looked like a confused chick. Now, it’s kinda irritating, but only when I’m in the midst of making a pose work. I found my place in nowhereNow, look how far SL has come! I can’t imagine SL without Project Bento now, so pose makers, keep those poses coming! It’s probably (most certainly) more difficult, but know it makes all the difference, especially to those who use animated hand gestures in RL.   On my own, here we go

I have a RL friend of a RL friend who uses her hands to make every point and it’s appropriate for that friend of friend because her poker face sucks. One may call her overly animated. Poor thing. She has good intentions (I really do!).

I’m wearing:
Outfit: DE.Boutique Megan @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: Shoenique Designs Raina Blue Heels @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Krissy @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Fairy nights hair – Browns @ Collabor88
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento

Sunshine is wearing:
Outfit: Shoenique Designs Raina Blue Blossom Dress @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: fri. – Rita Sandals (Tulip) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Spring Bouquet @ Collabor88
Hair: Lamb. Love Fade
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento w/Glam Affair – Agnes

Poses:
One: {QP} – Never Ending Night
Two: ASO! Rose bloom (tea)
Three: ASO! Rose Bouquet (tea)
Four: andika Citronnier Bento (me) & andika Au Printemps (Sunshine)
Five: andika Charmant Bento (me) & andika Au Printemps (Sunshine)

Location: Go Explore! (You can rez stuff here and there!)

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Inhibited, limited: Nevertheless, she persisted.

When in doubt, persist.

Inhibited

Allyson Dwyer, Something New pose creator, captured an emotion that can only be described as persistence. Well, at least for me.

Limited

What does it describe for you? After all, motivation is subjective. What drives me, may not drive you and vice versa.

Nevertheless, she persisted

Moonbeam is a Pose Fair 2017 exclusive. While it only holds one animation, the stories are endless.

Featuring Something New “Moonbeam” @ Pose Fair
Outfit: =Zenith=Spring Dreamy Dress (Rose) Maitreya/Fitted
Shoes: fame femme: Tina Sneakers – Rose – Maitreya @ Cosmopolitan 
Jewelry:  Meva Bento Maitreya Ring Left Annulary 3 Silver (gacha item)
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Southern wind – Browns (former Arcade item)
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento

Post title pinched from Imagine Dragons and a RL American Idiot (but I’ll only show the song). 😉

She

She screams in silence
A sullen riot penetrating through her mind
Waiting for a sign to smash the silence with the brick of self controlShe's figured outAre you locked up in a world that’s been planned out for you?
Are you feeling like a social tool without a use?
A sulley roit penetrating through her mindScream at me until my ears bleed
I’m taking heed just for youLeave me aloneShe’s figured out
All her doubts were someone else’s point of view
Waking up this time to smash the silence with the brick of self controlI'm taking heed just for youAre you locked up in a world that’s been planned out for you?
Are you feeling like a social tool without a use?
Scream at me until my ears bleed
I’m taking heed just for you

She
Outfit: Dead Dollz Smash Tennis Dress – Pink
Undies: uh-oh: Rachael Good Girl Cotton Panties – White
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Bow Sneaker – Moonglow (Lara)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Yuki” (Brown diamond)
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento

He
Outfit: ::GB::Tennis half pants and polo shirt (Slink) White @ Shiny Shabby
Shoes: ..::ILLI::.. SLink Shane Sneakers
Hair: [INK] Hair___BOP :Brown
Body Parts: Slink Physique with hands and feet

Props: Astralia – Tennis Collection @ Shiny Shabby
Featuring IC Poses Couple @ Pose Fair

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April 22:”What comes next, I see a light.”

How’d you spend Earth day? I had the best day! My physical results are the starters of a farmer sunburn (eventual tan), but there’s so much more. Sadly, emotional results are left to interpretation because they’re difficult to quantify. Just believe okay? 😉

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Nevertheless, I’ll try to explain. Hanging around people with similar goals is fun. It’s easy. My local #ScienceMarchLV was actually a rally, but marches and rallies aren’t just marches and rallies. They’re marathons because the finish line requires endurance.

I'm with her

I may or may not be preaching to the choir, but take it for what it is. My thoughts are my sole responsibility, yet I love to share.

Me:
Jeans: [AB] Hippie Jeans Blue  @ Designer Showcase
Top: *COCO*_Lace-UpCropTop(Lace)_Maitreya
Hair: [monso] – Jisu /Brown
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: BellePoses Friends and Mayla 2 (bento) @ Pose Fair

Sunshine:
Jeans: [AB] Hippie Jeans White @ Designer Showcase
Top: [AB] Les Rose
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kylie” (Moon stone)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Stella
Pose: BellePoses Friends and Mayla 3 (bento) @ Pose Fair

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I do. Do you?

It’s safe to say we can all agree marriage is a commitment that goes beyond a typical relationship, even long term common wealth relationships. I just realized filing taxes as a married middle class couple sucks. I miss 2016 tax filing time. Anyway, married couples do have something our common wealth counterparts do not. Weddings!

I do

Chop Zuey’s Sub Umbra Floreo Bridal is the perfect piece to add that last and perfect final touch to any wedding gown.

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If you’re going to commit yourself to filing married, you might as well start it off in style, ya know? No second thoughts. It’s too late!

Overthrow the effigy

Divorce only works when one stops loving his or her partner in marriage. Plus, I joke. I’d much rather have my hubby than tax perks (See RL husband? I love you so much I wrote about you in my SL blog. Bonus points?)

From here to eternity

So, that’s my advice for the day. I also advise you to visit Designer Showcase and Pose Fair as soon as possible because April is going to end. We won’t see another April until next year. Weird when one thinks about it that way, eh? Speaking of Pose Fair, I thought you should know. Corpus’s Editorial poses have attitude and emotion. Manifeste is one of my oldest favorites when it comes to pose makers. They also mix fashion, emotion, and attitude. Looks like they are meant to be. 😉

Credits:

Outfit: Sascha’s Designs Breazes White Gown with Huge Bum Train
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Sub Umbra Floreo @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ (No)Bow updo [materials] – Browns
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: CORPUS – Editorial S3 – 06, 02 and 07; Manifeste Model 818 @ Pose Fair
Location: Pandora Resort 

Down the Rabbit Hole: A Beginner’s Guide

When it comes to new challenges or adventures, sometimes you have to go for it all alone. Here’s my journey in a nutshell. FOXCITY gave me the narrative and I’m just running with it! FOXCITY is one of my new go to pose makers for Bento poses.  At this year’s Pose Fair, Satomi Masukami didn’t disappoint. I’m a sucker for emotional poses along with props and appropriate backdrops. After all, I’m telling a story.

I whisper things, the city sings 'em back to youWhat inspires you? If you haven’t thought of anything, think about it. My inspiration in RL and SL comes from what grabs my interest and many times it comes from the web.

Foxcity Night OwlIf you are inspired, are you alone in your quest? That’s okay. You’re not really alone.

Green LightOther like minded people are right there with you. I’m right there with you. We just have distance in the way. Close your eyes and prepare for your trip down the rabbit hole.

Down the rabbit holeLiquid courage is acceptable, but don’t depend on it. The buzz wears off ya know?

See you on the other side.  😉

Outfit: PurpleMoon Creations Gymtastic Suit @ On9 
Shoes: Ch’s Clara heels @ Swank
Hair: =DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Sienna” Dark Browns (Materials)
Jewelry: Meva Bento Maitreya Ring Annulary left Silver @ Cosmopolitan
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V4.0 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: FOXCITY. Night Owl- 1, 3, 5, and 6 (comes with props) @ Pose Fair
Backdrop: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Down The Rabbit Hole  @ Pose Fair

Listening to

Do you want to know a secret?

Sometimes I can’t sleep. Okay, I know. That secret sucks because it isn’t salacious or juicy. If it helps, my secret may be your secret. When insomnia hits, we may have a lot on our minds. See? You aren’t alone. If you have Pose Fair on your mind, you are definitely not alone. Animations breathe life into our Second Life personas. So…are you  ready?

I am numb

Pose Fair starts Friday, April 14th at 12pm SLT, and it runs till April 29th. I’m giving you a sneak preview into what to expect, especially if you are a fan of WetCat. “Daddy’s Girl” Bear Prop offers 9 single pose options and 6 couple pose options. If you want, change the teddy bear’s coat with 7 choices. “Cyber-Link” WebCam Prop, below, is available in naughty and nice. After all, life fluctuates between PG and R (or XXX in some cases <3).

The world is sleeping

I have to warn tall avatars, though. I’m very short in RL, so I like to go to the extreme opposite in SL. Wetcat Flux used short and curvy shapes when creating “Daddy’s Girl” and “Cyber Link” as she mentions in her note. If you’re a tall avatar too, be prepared to take advantage of the ability to adjust your position.  Don’t worry. It’s easy to adjust!

Now, get some sleep, if you can USA peeps. If you’re on an international time zone, better stay up. After all, Pose Fair 2017 starts at 12 PM SLT! 😉

Credits
Poses: WetCat “Daddy’s Girl” and “Cyber Link” @ Pose Fair (Opens @ 12 PM SLT)
Outfit: Entice – Angel Witch Panties – Cute – Lilac Taco Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
Hair: .Entwined. Poppy (Rigged)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V4.0 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Socks: Maitreya Dahlia Socks * Lara Mid * White