Revisiting Byron   Leave a comment

She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies ….

George Gordon, Lord Byron, “She Walks In Beauty”

Writing the previous article reminded me of a piece I wrote back in 2013, close to this time of the year, in fact (I published it on August 31). It had been about the time of the 2013 Black Fair, and Pure Poison … who were making clothing instead of shoes back then … had just released this lovely gown, all glittering sequins and a netting overgown that melted my buyer’s resistance into a puddle of goo. I just about titled that last article the same thing as six years ago; fortunately, I recalled the previous, and found another poem, by a poet I’ve loved for years, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

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August Night   Leave a comment

She had forgotten how the August night
Was level as a lake beneath the moon,
In which she swam a little, losing sight
Of shore; and how the boy, who was at noon
Simple enough, not different from the rest,
Wore now a pleasant mystery as he went,
Which seemed to her an honest enough test
Whether she loved him, and she was content.

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Summer Afternoon   Leave a comment

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.

Henry James

For Michiganders (yes, to us, that’s a word), Labor Day is the last day of summer. Most schools don’t begin before the Tuesday after Labor day (although there’s an annoying trend of school districts applying for waivers from the state law), and so we milk holiday time down to the last moment. (Then we surge back to our homes inside of one or two days, and drive each other crazy on the road.)

That’s real life. In Second Life, we can be on vacation up north … or down south … soaking up the sun until the cows come home, or the servers reset and lose the sim. I’m partying here, and doing it in a feathered dress by Brittany Golden, available right now at the Level event (see down in the list), along with a pair of shoes that were right beside it.

I like the look of this for the most part; like many feathered dresses, it’s flirty and fun. You’ll have several colors to choose from, from this sky blue to a black.

I love these sandals by Marchese. The colors of both the leather and the jewels are HUD controlled, so there’s plenty of options for you. But I really have a soft spot for the mid-height heels; I just love that shape!

Available at 8/30 – 9/24 round of Level:

  • Dress: Brittany Golden Kylie (Blue)
  • Shoes: Marchese Geni heels

Other goodies:

  • Head: LAQ Zahra 3.05 Bento
  • Full body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: Ikon Sovereign (Rustic)
  • Hair: eXxEsS Peana
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Ayla necklace and earrings
  • Eyeshadow: Zibska Aoife (LAQ, slot 1)
  • Lipstick: Booty’s Beauty Trust Me (Omega, slot 10)
  • Nails: Ascendant Smoothie (03)

REBLOG — A Word About Blogging in Second Life – Magick Thoughts SL   2 comments

I reblog this article by AmandaMagick for your consideration.  This blog has always been willing to consider publicizing any items submitted to it by designers, provided we like them; but we have remained firmly independent in editorial policy, able to express our own preferences, not bound to pushing any particular product.  The trend of our fellow SL bloggers to hire themselves out is not a happy one to me.

Having said that, it’s the right of any other SL fashion blogger to sign up for such publicizing work.  Just be sure you read the agreement they’re asking you to comply with before you “sign” it.  Admittedly, it would be difficult to enforce such things in a court, yes.  But there’s a moral obligation to live by what you agreed to.

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You know what grinds my gears? Rules that are ridiculous that’s what. I mean I understand stores in Second Life have rules for their bloggers to follow and rules they themselves follow in ter…

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Standing By the Sea   2 comments

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink, and an elephant may bathe.

Unknown proverb, variously attributed

Chess, like love, like music, has the power to make men happy.

Siegbert Tarrasch
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Beauty Treatment   Leave a comment

Posted August 23, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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Prim Shaping (Historical Second Life)   2 comments

We were in a bull session on the Maitreya group in world, and we got talking about working in prims, for some reason. Now, most of the older types may think prims are dead as a dodo now, what with mesh … and the younger types may have never known what I’m talking about. (That’s you, Jemmy, Diana and Morgan!) But the primitive is still the foundation stone of Second Life — really, there’s one someplace deep in the heart of Jeogeot (grin). Our clothes and houses and furniture may all be mesh now, but we can still build with prims, for those too lazy or scared to learn Blender or figure out how to do materials graphics.

One of the Residents in the chat shared a link to a 2009 article by Ayumi Cassini on prim twisting. Check it out, and see what’s possible for anyone in Second Life. Don’t let the ancient skills of our foremothers and forefathers die!

Posted August 19, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Tips and tricks

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