Thursday, November 23, 2017

S'mores, anyone?






.peaches. Picturesque Moments Bench - PG (BLUE)
.peaches. Rustic Reclaimed Table - Mid (NEW @ Whimsical)
{what next} Sierra Blanket Box (NEW at the main store)
.peaches. Sensual Sweethearts Bath - Candles x5 (October Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . wanderlust . bouquet teacup
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray
{what next} Mini Lantern String Lights (black) -  scripted
Kalopsia - Tamsin's Table Plant
{what next} Sierra Coffee Mugs Decor (cream) (NEW at the main store)
{what next} Sierra Smores Platter (NEW at the main store)
JIAN Dove :: Placer (rez me!) x2 (November Luxe Box)
{what next} Hot Chocolate Sierra Kettle & Mugs (cream) (NEW at the main store)
{what next} S'mores Tiered Tray (NEW at the main store)
{what next} Sierra Table (w/pennant & logs) (NEW at the main store)
{what next} Sierra Lantern (always lit ) (NEW at the main store)
{what next} Sierra Marshmallow Sticks (NEW at the main store)
Trompe Loeil - Vivienne Outdoor Fireplace + Patio PG

What Next
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Peaches
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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

girl on the stairs

One of the things I like about subscription boxes is the fact that I get to test out new stores or stores which are new to me. Since I've only been in Second Life for a little over a year, I'm still trying to discover and keep up with all the amazing talented designers flooding the grid so I might wind up relying on the boxes to find them for me. I bought my first BishBox in January and one of the designers I really liked in there was ChicModa. I wore the heck out of her Hazel Top (one of the first "real" pics I took with my new computer) The BishBox was a monthly must for me until they canceled it in September. Although you can no longer buy past boxes, ChicModa recently put all her contributions for sale in the main store, so if you missed out on any of them you can now pick up the fatpacks for 399L each. Oh, and if you're reading this on or before November 24th, she's also having a Black Friday sale with 50% off everything.



[hair] Truth - Kyoko
[dress] ChicModa - Eleanor (From the June BishBox - now available in the main store)
[glasses] Maxi Gossamer - Milano Sunglasses
[choker] Maxi Gossamer - Sabrina Choker Set - Choker no. 3
[tat] (top) Dappa - Misfit (June BishBox)
[tat] (bottom) Suicide Gurls - Bettie (August BishBox)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose 1] FoxCity - Fixated no. 5m (fatpack exclusive) (NEW @ Limit8)
[pose 2] an lar [poses] The Cordelia Series - One

[backdrop] VARONIS - Coven Background Skybox Scene [RARE] (November round of PocketGacha)

ChicModa
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Truth Hair & Apparel
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

postcard

I had so much fun taking this picture. It made me want to spend some time out in the Cascade wilderness at a mountain lodge. Despite the staggering number of hours I spend on my laptop and attached to my mobile device, I enjoy myself most when I'm out of town, away from city and suburbs in places with lots of history and few technological distractions.



raw shot

[house] Potomac Signature Homes - Maple Cove Manor Holiday Limited Edition (until December 31st)
All holiday/winter decor comes with the Maple Cove Manor except:

[on porch, left side] [[RH]] No more sledge !! (Touch) ARCADE Season Gift
[yard, left side] Juggling Snowman - Red Knit
[cedar trees] LB_Cedar.v2{4Seasons}
[fencing] Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence Kit
[on porch, right side] Sway's [Carl] Firewood Storage Bench
JIAN - Sleeping Husky Gift
JIAN - Emperor Penguin :: Static Adult 1
JIAN - Emperor Penguin :: Static Chick 1
JIAN - Wishing Well BOX (Wear me to unpack)

Potomac Homes:
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fox cozy



(L-R)
[hanging elves] StoraxTree - Holiday Wall Ornament Cd x2 (1L Advent 2016)
Holiday Wreath 1 (Maple Cove Manor Holiday Limited Edition decor)
Poinsettias 1 (Maple Cove Manor Holiday Limited Edition decor)
[wall decor] ERSCH - Christmass Tree Deco set
{what next} Leaning Sled Decor (from Sledding Party Set - VIP Group Gift)
+Half-Deer+ Red Fox - Double Trouble
+Half-Deer+ Red Fox - Sleeping
Sway's [Carl] Firewood Storage Bench
[plate w/treats and cocoa] unlinked from Mesh India My Cozy Night set (October Deco(c)rate)
{what next} Winter Harvest Mug Decor
[in the window] {what next} 'Star' Neon Light (warm white)(chord ulinked and removed) (NEW @ C88)
[in the window] {what next} 'Snowflake' Neon Light (warm white) (chord unlinked and removed) (NEW @ C88)
Poinsettia Window Box 5 (Maple Cove Manor Holiday Limited Edition decor)
{what next} Hot Chocolate Sierra Kettle & Mugs (red)
{what next} Winter Harvest Side Table
+Half-Deer+ Nightglow Bird - Robin - Lantern (down)
StoraxTree - Red Rider Bicycle - Red w Gold - Decor
{anc} crystal clusters {Crystal / water}


[house] Potomac - Maple Cove Manor Holiday Limited Edition


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Sway's
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Friday, November 17, 2017

girl on the bridge




[hair] Truth - Fenella (sans hat)
[sweater] ChicModa - Kim Sweater Jacket (NEW @ Whimsical Nov. 18)
[top] ChicModa - Kim Shirt (NEW @ Whimsical Nov. 18)
[skirt] ChickModa - Kim Skirt (NEW @ Whimsical Nov. 18)
[shoes] Rebel Hope - Maddie Maryjanes
[necklace] Maxi Gossamer - Cabo San Lucas Necklace
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] The Owl. Single Poses. Pack no. 4.4

Taken @ Malal's Autumn

ChicModa
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Get out of here

I'm a sucker for a good backdrop and this moody urban warehouse style skybox Varonis has in the November round of PocketGacha is huge with two stories and several  rooms. It's too big for just one photo, which means I'll get plenty of use out of it. It's a rare, but luckily with PocketGacha you have the option of purchasing a copy/no transfer version of the entire set, which also comes with the outfit - and good news for Belleza wearers - she made Freya and Isis sizes for the skirt and top.








[hair] Truth - Rogue (plus VIP bangs - dbl side wavy)
[top] Varonis - Coven Tube Top (NEW for November PocketGacha**)
[skirt] Varonis - Coven Skirt (NEW for November PocketGacha**)
[choker] Varonis - Coven Choker (NEW for November PocketGacha**)
[rings and bracelets] Codex - Maristel (NEW @ eBento)
[tat] Identity Body Shop - Live Once
[earrings] Pretty Mess - All-Seeing earrings (November Luxe Box)
[boots & socks] Blueberry - Mili
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] FoxCity - Recollection (October VIP gift)

[backdrop] VARONIS - Coven Background Skybox Scene [RARE] (NEW for November PocketGacha**)

**About PocketGacha:
This is a monthly shopping event where you shop directly from a hud, which you can get for free on the marketplace and either buy tokens in world or have the hud access your lindens directly. Click here to watch a tutorial and here for their official website.

Varonis
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Identity Body Shop
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Truth Hair & Apparel
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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Train to nowhere

Train to Nowhere - Savoy Brown (1969)

Although the song is about a figurative train, I was still reminded of it when I saw this set from Serenity Style. Growing up, my parents introduced me to a lot of great blues and rock and they played this song often enough for it to stick in my brain.

The Kynne Old Station set is for the November round of PocketGacha, and if you're into gachas and  haven't tried this new concept yet, I highly recommend it. Instead of teleporting to an event, the shopping is done via hud wherever you feel like it. There's also the added option of buying an entire set rather than pulling and pulling until you're out of lindens and still haven't gotten every piece. You can get the hud for free on the marketplace and either buy tokens in world or have the hud access your lindens directly. Click here to watch a tutorial.






scene:
Serenity Style - Kynne Old Station (NEW for November PocketGacha):
Kynne Station RARE
Kynne Station Lamp x2
Kynne Station Clock
Kynne Station Bell
Kynne Station Waiting Bench x2
Kynne Station Bench
Kynne Station Departures Board
Kynne Station Sign
Kynne Station Rail
Kynne Station Luggage cart x2 (empty and w/luggage)
Kynne Station Tickets

Apple Fall Martins' Busker Guitar
Di'Cor Iron Sylva Fence
CHEZ MOI Fall Leaves Ground
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper x3
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Serenity Style-Adalynne Autumn Suitcase
Serenity Style- Skippy Scooter  Purple RARE
Serenity Style- Skippy Scooter  GREEN
{what next} Bicycle Rack Decor
Apple Fall Monogram Suitcases
{what next} Colonna Tabletop Easel
Garbaggio // Archibald Gachum (Display)
JIAN Pupper Parlor :: 8. Silver Bow Companion Yorkie

Wearing:
[hair] Truth - Delaney
[top] Tres Blah - Mock Neck Top (NEW @ C88)
[skirt] Tres Blah - Pleated Skirt (NEW @ C88)
[shoes & socks] fri. - Velvet Janes (Abyss) (Nov 10 Fifty linden Friday)
[bag] fame femme: Travel Bag (No Pose) (TSS gift)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona

[pose] an lar -  The Cordelia Series no. 4


Here's a post Strawberry Singh did introducing the PocketGacha concept.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

cozy corner








Serenity Style- Jojo Cozy Armchair (November Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style- Jojo Cozy Book & Mug (November Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style- Jojo Cozy Hot Water Bag (November Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style- Jojo Cozy Blankets Basket (November Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style- Jojo Cozy Slippers (November Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. cozy table II (November Deco(c)rate)
.:revival:. cozy stool linen (November Deco(c)rate)
WHOLE.WHEAT - Damask Crumpled Curtain
Trompe Loeil - Candle Fireplace Tile Plain
dust bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing)
{what next} House Plant - Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant - Agave
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
Apple Fall White Iris
Apple Fall Nardyas' Tulips in Mason Jar
Apple Fall Elderflower Cordial
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
dust bunny & windsong . paper butterflies
Apple Fall Liberty Sketchbook
Sway's [Workplace] Pens and Pencils
Dutchie gift: newspaper
Cat Lying - Mesh - Full Perm
LISP - Jasmine Silk Rug - Warm Beige
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Ssize]
dust bunny . diy rose tea . gift
Apple Fall Cotton Cluster
{what next} House Plant - Eucalyptus (stand)
!APHORISM! Ragdoll Raccoon - Hand Hold
Ariskea [Arcade] Gift Sunflower
uK - Simply Said In/ExHale (NEW @ Gacha Garden)

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What Next
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retro corner



Sway's [Francis] Telephone Bench (NEW @ Rewind)
Sway's [Francis] Notepad and Pen  (NEW @ Rewind)
Sway's [Bell] Rotary Phone / off-hook . dotted RARE (NEW @ Rewind)
Sway's [Francis] Table Lamp (NEW @ Rewind)
AsteroidBox. 1940s Camera - Clean Decor (NEW @ Rewind)
Cheeky Pea - Anita Art 1 & 3 (NEW @ Rewind)
[Merak] - Elegant Mirror (September Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
Trompe Loeil - Xeni Armchair + Blanket
Dutchie gift: newspaper
Serenity Style- Janire Vintage Radio
DaD DESIGN "10 Oval wood table brown" COMMON
[ zerkalo ] Autumn Warmth - Rug
REIGN.- BETTY HEELS (Maitreya-High)
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
Soy. Beaded Chandelier [White/Ivory] NEW @ C88)

Sway's
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Friday, November 10, 2017

Halle Music



[hair] Truth - Sorcha
[dress] ChicModa - Halle (NEW @ 4Mesh Nov 12)
[accessory] RCYA - Armband NC01
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Lona
[pose] Paper Rabbit no. 20
[flying music notes] Serenity Style - My Attic- That Old Music (attached to avi)

Taken in Malal's Antique store @ Malal's Autumn

ChicModa
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Truth Hair & Apparel
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Alice




scene:
Serenity Style - Charm Plants (NEW @ Enchantment Nov 11):
-Spy plants (light on touch)
-Mystic Mushrooms (mystic lights on touch)
-Charm Flowers

Half-Deer - Secret Garden Bunny - Snow - Look Around
Half-Deer - Secret Garden Bunny - Snow - Better View
HEXtraordinary - Cheshire Cat (April Deco(c)rate)
Studio Skye - Rocky Outcrops
Studio Skye - Twisted Trees
Studio Skye - Wild Grass

wearing:
[hair] Truth - Emeline
[dress] Dead Dollz - Shy Breeze Ensemble - Pink
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose] Addme - no. 81-2



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

in my room



[hair] Truth - Opal
[top] Chic Moda - Josie Sweater (NEW Nov 11 @ Sad November)
[accessories] Maxi Gossamer - Midnight Moonstones Necklace & Earrings (NEW @ C88)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa Catya
[skin] Essences - Isela (August Powder Pack) (brows and lips from League)
[pose] Addme - no. 84-3

decor:
Apple Fall - Roses Jug COMMON
Apple Fall - Blanket Curio COMMON
Revival - Boho Bed (March Deco(c)rate)
Tarte - Gazebo Curtains (August Luxe Box)

Truth Hair & Apparel
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ChicModa
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the view


[hair] Truth - Ambriel (June VIP gift)
[top] Blueberry - Star Back Tied Top (NEW @ C88) ::cam sim:: ::main sim::
[pants] Blueberry - Poppy Leggings (NEW @ the main store)
[body] Maitreya
[pose] An Lar - The Cordelia Series no. 2 (NEW @ C88) ::cam sim:: ::main sim::

Taken @ the Salted Ruins

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Clearing








Serenity Style - Hopatia Autumn Serie (NEW @ the Liaison Collaborative):
Serenity Style - Hopathia Autumn Tree x4
Serenity Style - Hopathia Autumn Ground Leaves x4
Serenity Style - Hopathia Autumn Tree Bench
Serenity Style - Hopathia Autumn Scrabble x2

Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets gacah set (NEW @ 6 Republic):
Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets - Couple
Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets - Lying  Grey
Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets - Naughty RARE
Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets - Standing Ginger
Serenity Style - Canadian Friendly Ferrets - Couple

Serenity Style - Raven Dream in the Porch- Flying Leaves (October Deco(c)rate)
Dust Bunny - Harvest Haybale
Revival - Bucket of Tulips
Revival - Park Bench Harvest Moon (October Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style - Jules Fall Fruit Baskets
What Next - Harvest Pumpkin Basket
Mesh India - Harvest Moon Leaf Basket (October Deco(c)rate)
Serenity Style - Bohemian Tent (March Deco(c)rate)
Grey Walking Horse - Mesh - Full Perm
Cat Looking - Mesh - Full Perm
Serenity Style - Jules Fall Lights

Landscaping by Studio Skye:
Four Season Oak Trees
Wild Grasses
Zingiberaceae Alt Leaf (from Tropical Plants Pack 2)

Serenity Style
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Deco(c)rate HQ





Sunday, November 5, 2017

#SecondLifeChallenge - Google your Second Life avatar



I remember Googling myself a while back and feeling like I was entering a strange unknown world when I saw things about me I barely remembered and some I didn't even know about. There was a picture of me in the background at a work picnic that I had never seen before. I looked bored as hell. My supervisor had tagged everyone. I remember the thing that seemed to bother me the most was that my purse was open beside me and you could see my cigarettes in there. 

Moving on, here is Berry's latest Second Life Challenge. 

Google your Second Life name in “quotations” and share your results. 

1. What are the first 5 links that come up? 
My twitter, a Facebook post from June announcing my win for Powder Pack Princess, my flickr page, the Bish Box flickr group (likely because my photo was chosen as the group cover right before the group was closed) and what I assume is my profile on the Second Life forums.

2. Click on the “Images” tab and tell us where the first 5 images are from. 
The first one is the first "real photo" I ever took in December '16 and the others are all from blog posts I've taken since June of this year.

3. Click on the “Videos” tab and share your results, if any. 
There are only 2 there and they are both Strawberry Singh's videos which I commented on.  

4. Click on the “News” tab and share your results, if any
No news is good news

5. Did any of the results surprise you? 
Not really. Since LadyEllenT has only existed for little over a year there isn't much I don't remember yet.

5. Are you satisfied with your results or wish they were different in any way? 
Would have been nice if my old forum posts were more buried. Remnants of my silly noobishness.


As for the Berry ChatBot, I asked it "what shall I spew in?" and she replied: "how much does it cost?".  
Then I asked why her voice sounded like my nightmares and she said creepily: "perhaps it is just fate.".


I'm going to play with it some more later since it's past my bedtime. You can read more about Berry's Second Life challenge here.

photo credits:
[hair] Truth - Bexley
[top] Blueberry - Poppy Jacket (NEW @ the main store)
[pants] Blueberry - Poppy Leggings (NEW @ the main store)
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose] Belle Poses - Lady Crow 4 (modified to straighten my left arm)

taken @ Land of Owls by Cica Ghost









Friday, November 3, 2017

For the love of the Devil

Once again the Second Life community has shown its ability to come together to help their fellows. This event runs from November 4 - 11 and over 80 awesome creators are contributing new or recolored/exclusive items. 100% of the proceeds go to help Andrea Damone (Devil Damone).
Read more on their facebook.

For this event, ChicModa redid her cute Halloweeny Bonnie shirt, offering 8 solid colors and the exclusive Devil Heart Tee I'm wearing below.





[hair] Truth - Makena (October VIP group gift)
[top] ChicModa - Bonnie - Devil Heart - Fatpack Exclusive (NEW @ For Love of the Devil)
[pants] Addams - Real Worn Jeans
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya

[pose] Del May - Catching Teardrops


ChicModa
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Truth Hair & Apparel
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Lady Boss

I know this has nothing to do with the great new stuff from FaMESHed but I wanted to say a few things about one of the most wonderful people I've met in Second Life. Warning: you might want to scroll past it if you're not into sentimentalism lol

Amber Daze was so much more than a blogger manager, chat mod, CSR and all around remarkable presence in the Truth group. Over the last year she's become a most excellent friend and supporter to me. She believed in me from the beginning and always made sure I knew it. She encouraged me when I was feeling insecure about my abilities and was always there to listen without judgement when I needed to vent to someone I could really trust. She built the Truth VIP group and it was her hard work and unwavering loyalty which led to it being the great community it is today.

Two days ago she left the Truth brand and to be honest, I was devastated. I didn't want to imagine the group without her in the role as mama bear. Once the shock wore off and Amber and I talked it out, I realize it's still my home, the Truthies are my people and she will always be my friend. I've learned so much from her over the last year, not least of which being what true friendship and dedication looks like.

Now, on to FaMESHed. They have a brand new build and for those of you who struggle to get in - a new cam sim! Okay, so the cam sim was new last month but I somehow missed it in all the craziness of the changing season.




Scene
unkindness - Lady Boss Conference Set NEW @ FaMESHed ::main sim:: ::cam sim::
-Lady Boss Conference - Table - Short
-Lady Boss Conference - Laptop
-Lady Boss Conference - Hanging Lights x2
-Lady Boss Conference - Pouffe Pink x2
-Lady Boss Conference - Pouffe Silver
-Lady Boss Conference - Geo Planters (w/Studio Skye Bamboo Palm & Keke Wildflowers)
-Lady Boss Conference - Carpet Runner


Sway's - Workplace - Chair - black RARE x5
Sway's - Workplace - Pens and Pencils x2
Sway's - Workplace - Notebook x3
Sway's - Workplace - Coffee Mug . mint x2
Sway's  -Workplace - Coffee Mug . grey
Erratic - Breakfast - Granola COMMON
Sway's - Breakfast around the World - Lyon.FR COMMON
Serenity Style - Inspired Space - Notebook (May Deco(c)rate)
unkindness - Simply Said Bee's Knees RARE (NEW @ Gacha Garden)
unKindness - Simply Said Be a Lion EXCLUSIVE (NEW @ Gacha Garden)
unKindness - 9 to 5 - Girl Boss Frames COMMON (@ Epiphany until Nov 15)
Serenity Style - Inspired Space - Hanging Shelf  (May Deco(c)rate)
Sway's - Workplace - Pencil Jar
Apple Fall - Roses Box (Champagne)
Kalopsia - Pile of Books
Di'Cor - Simone Console Table (May Deco(c)rate)
Second Spaces - Nellie Office Ladder

Wearing:
[hair] Truth - Apple
[dress] Rebel Hope - Rina Mesh Shirt Dress (NEW @ FaMESHed ::main sim:: ::cam sim::)
[shoes] Rebel Hope - Ellen Mesh Thigh High Boots (NEW @ FaMESHed ::main sim:: ::cam sim::)
[accessories] Maxi Gossamer - Hampton Boho Earrings and Bracelets
[glasses] Meli Imako - Full Perm Mesh Style Spectacles
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya

[pose] Ana Poses - Belgrad no. 3

Truth Hair & Apparel
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Rebel Hope Designs
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UnKindness
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Sway's
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Monday, October 30, 2017

#SecondLifeChallenge - My Second Life blogging/vlogging journey





1. How long have you been blogging or vlogging about Second Life?
I started my blog in December '16 when I had been in Second Life for just under four months. It wasn't until June of '17 that I was hired by my first store. I don't vlog yet but I've been learning and practicing OBS Studio and find I'm pretty comfortable making videos so I hope to get into that some time soon.

2. Why did you start blogging or vlogging?
I've been writing in blogs and online journals since 2000, so it was only natural I'd want to make a regular record of my experience in Second Life, especially since it was a platform I had never tried before. Prior to Second Life, all my online activities took place in text form via message broads, forums and chat clients. I originally figured it would be more focused on writing with the occasional picture to prevent people from getting bored.

3. How many times a week/month do you post?
It varies from 3-5 times per week, although sometimes I play catch-up and spam my few readers several times over the weekend.

4. Do you keep track of how many hits or subscribers you have?
I think if I did that it would be a bit discouraging for me. Being that I'm such a new blogger, I don't get many hits and I don't even know how to tell if someone has subscribed to my blog.

5. What electronic devices do you use to blog/vlog with?
I only use my laptop.

6. Do you monetize your blog or vlogs?
Ok lol I don't know what that means.

7. What has Second Life blogging or vlogging taught you?
So far it's taught me that I can meet challenges I would never have chosen on my own. It's shown that I do have a creative streak and a willingness to work hard on it and put the results out there with little to no guarantee of success. In the past, I've been hesitant to share my creative work with others and often go months and even years without producing anything worthwhile. Somehow, Second Life blogging has given me confidence and a drive to constantly produce.

8. Do you feel like Second Life blogging or vlogging takes away from your real life?
Not in the slightest. Second Life is something I do in my spare time and I have plenty of it since my job doesn't demand overtime and my social life usually takes place on the weekends. I'm the only one of my friends who doesn't have a husband or kids and I don't do the nightlife thing any more. I've always been an early bird so Second Life is perfect for those pre-dawn hours I like to spend on the porch with my coffee, before the rest of the world wakes up. I also don't think I would ever let it take away from my real life because that always comes first and most people understand that.

9. Do you have a mission statement for your blog or vlog and if so, what is it?
Nothing formal yet, but I do aim to inform and entertain readers. Eventually, when I get into vlogging I would like it to be informative. Right now I'm interested in creating tutorials but there's no telling where it will take me once I get into it.

10. Share your top 3 tips for [fellow] new bloggers/vloggers.
Always have a passion for what you do - don't stick with something which becomes a chore. Blogging/vlogging in Second Life is supposed to be a creative outlet. Be an active learner - always strive to continue growing. And finally, get immersed in the community - it's full of so many talented people who are passionate about what they do and will support and inspire you.

In case you're wondering what the #SecondLifeChallenge is, click here for info.

credits:
[hair] Truth - Elyse
[dress] Dead Dollz - Praha (Fifty Linden Friday 10-27)
[shoes] Ingenue - Nina Wooden Heels (Fifty Linden Friday 10-27)
[glasses] Izzie's - Oversized Sunglasses
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya
[pose] Double Take - Mountain Ranges

Taken @ the Sable Club

I am a Truthie

In the last year, the Truth VIP group has become my home. Chat is usually pretty active and I've made a lot of friends there because it's filled with some of the loveliest people I've met in Second Life. I also appreciate his exclusive monthly groups gifts just as much as I do his main store and event releases and am blown away by how hard he works just to design something he winds up giving away for free. He most certainly likes to spoil us.

Speaking of which, this month was likely going to be the first month without a gift due to some seriously time-consuming rl stuff Truth was involved in. However, on the evening of the 28th, Amber announce the gift was coming after all. I was so surprised and excited, I opened the folder immediately and put it on without even realizing there was no picture included...and suddenly found myself standing there with a pumpkin on my head! My first thought was "hmm what did I do?". I re-checked the folder and sure enough, the only wearable item in there was called "Pumpkin". I guiltily tried to suppress a smirk as I squinted and leaned in to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. And then the giggles started. In the next 24 hours the group was filled with laughter and talk of spit-takes and some seriously funny pictures and commentary...and yes, some righteous indignation as well. I won't focus on those lone individuals though. For me, the pumpkin demonstrated his sense of humor and despite not being my next go-to 'style' (snort) I delighted in imagining his amusement as he made it. In place of a stem, he added a bow and a little tuft of hair and, of course, every color pack for the hair!


Then 24 hours later, we got another notice and discovered there was a full hair gift after all. So despite moving his entire family to another country and whatever else he had going on this month, he managed to get us TWO gifts. 






wearing:
[hair] Truth - Makena (October VIP group gift)
[glasses] Convair - Glamingo Glasses
[scarf] Just Because - Fiore Scarf A
[sweater] Reign - Oxley Cardigan - Cognac 
[dress] Reign - Oxley Wrinkled Dress - Sand
[boots & socks] Reign - Blair Knee High Boot & Blair Boot Socks
[bag] Reign - Fall Vibes Traveler Bag - the Romantic
[coffee] Reign - Doodle Cup Latte
[body] Maitreya
[head] Catwa - Catya

[pose] An Lar - the Jane Series no. 4 (arms modified by the latte and bag)

scene:
buildings (L) Serenity Style- Norah Imagination  Little Library RARE
                (R) Serenity Style- Janire -Le Petit Tresor ULTRARARE
sidewalk {what next} Lucia Terrace x2 resized & linked
{what next} Scattered Leaves Decor (large & small)
PILOT & Can't Even - Basket of Pumpkins
Tarte - Cape Wagon (October Luxe box)
Peaches box (for unpacking)
Sway's [Autumn] Pumpkin decoration - single A - natural x2
bunting unlinked from the Cheeky Pea - Autumn Harvest Pumpkins set (October Deco(c)rate)

inside the window
DaD DESIGN - Oval wood table brown
PILOT - Scully-Bot
Truth - Pumpkin (October VIP gift)

Truth:
to join the VIP group, paste this URI into local chat: secondlife:///app/group/7ebc6331-a002-2735-2597-c7badaae368a/about
or taxi to the main store. (joiner is in the far left corner of the second room)

  



Sunday, October 29, 2017

happy fall

I can't get enough of this season and its beautiful colors. I also love repurposing things and the open air option on the Lucia Summer House seemed perfect for a cafe type setting.





{what next} Lucia Terrace x3
{what next} Lucia Summer House (with lights)
{what next} Happy Fall Banner (VIP group gift)
{what next} Colonna Hot Chocolate Station (NEW @ the main store)
{what next} Terrace Table & Chairs
Trompe Loeil  - Ceres Pumpkins
Nutmeg - Rattan Tote Carry - Biege
{what next} Hot Apple Cider Mug Decor
{what next} Hot Chocolate Mug Decor
{what next} Victoria Sponge Slice - (VIP Group Gift)
{what next} 'Hello Fall' Mini Tree (lit) x4
{what next} Rustic Bellevie Light String - 2 Poles x2
{what next} Scattered Leaves Decor (large) x3
{what next} Autumn Bicycle Decor
{what next} Pallet Log Box
Kalopsia - Bibi's Chiminea
Peaches - Rustic Accents -  Hanging Frames - RARE (@ N21)
Zen Creations - Harvest Blackboard Art Table Set

landscaping:
Studio Skye - Four Season Oak Trees
Studio Skye - Wild Grasses
Keke - Windflowers

What Next
marketplace
main store
flickr