“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? 😉

Carved into stone “Unwilling to come undone”.jpg

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