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Pausing to Refresh   Leave a comment

You have to take some time to enjoy the day when you get the opportunity, and so Diana and I are pausing in our shopping to get some iced tea. (I guess it’s iced; that’s the only reason for the glasses. Perhaps they’re just using the teapot to carry the tea.)

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February Vanity — WOW!   Leave a comment

Just a quick note here, as we at the blog are all still going over how much we can afford. But get ready to buy about 10,000 or 20,000 lindens this month if you go to February’s edition of Vanity. Not because of the prices — but because you’re gonna want about a quarter of it at the least! There’s something fantastic for almost every taste, from casual to formal to kinky. We plan to run some quantity of things in future articles, so watch here for words and photos.

For an advance taste, check out the gallery at Seraphim.

Posted February 6, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Meta

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Contact Sheet 67 — tralala Loordes   Leave a comment

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here).

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

Cyberinas

Photomanipulation is something I’ve rarely taken the time to practice. And that’s a sad thing, because some of the best photos I’ve seen in 11 years of Second Life have passed through a paint program over and beyond simple cropping. tralala uses a nice bit of post work on this shot, over and beyond the basic monochromatic effect. She appears three times here — and it would have been six times, except for the size of the photo; but you can insert the proper image yourself at the right of the composition.

Sojourn in Sindaria   3 comments

When last we met, Jemmy was giving me the Dickens — in a joshing sort of way — over not properly introducing Morgan to the readers … in a Technicolor photoshoot of colorful alien skins and fantasial costumes.

To which … I agreed that she was right. And, as Morgan looked on in fascinated horror, I started to make my plans ….

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Story Conference   1 comment

A few days ago, Jem gave me a shout and asked to meet me at my place to talk blog with the others. Diana and Conan couldn’t make it, but Morgan could, and so we went up to my office at the World-Wide Headquarters of a Blog Known As Around the Grid. “So, you got an idea?” I asked as we got comfortable.

“No,” Jem said. “I have a complaint. We’re missing something in the blog.”

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Golightly   Leave a comment

I’m paying as much attention to the outfit as to the pose here. Check the original article for the details.

Fashion colLecker

Oh Le Poppycock, how did you know I’ve been feeling like I need a little breathing space lately? Le Poppycock’s”Breathing Space” is a collection of poses created for balconies, stairs & ladder poses, and you’ll find them at Pose Fair!

Need a ride to Pose Fair? Click here for your lift.

Outfit: .Shi : Razorback Drape Black . Clean / Maitreya
Shoes: ::MA:: MARTIN shine boots
Jewelry: shanghai – Loma Earrings and Necklace @Cosmopolitan & RYCA Tiara Glam Gold
Accessories: [Etchaflesh] Sinner Bento Gloves – Candie & [ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder
Hair: A&Y Cyber Ghost hair (Female)(no-tubes) – Brown
Pose: Le Poppycock-Shadow’s tilt (Steep steps/Flat feet) @Pose Fair
Prop: MINIMAL – Soho Build -snow version- @Collabor88

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Posted January 6, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fashion, Reblog

Feathers and Shine On the Giant’s Causeway   Leave a comment

In the north of Ireland is a stretch of basalt columns known as the Giant’s Causeway, formed by a volcanic eruption. As the lava cooled while welling up from the ocean floor, it formed itself into hexagonal pillars that stretch out some meters from the actual coast itself. The locals, however, would have it different — they will tell you that the rocks are the remains of a bridge, rubble from the nearby coast which was dropped there by the Irish giant Finn mac Cumhaill to make a road to Scotland, there to fight an enemy. ‘Tis said that, on finding that the Scot was twice as large as he was, he beat a strategic retreat back to Ireland, where he was hidden, disguised as a baby. When the Scot discovered the “baby,” and saw his size, he had to reckon that Finn must be of a monstrous size indeed, and legged it home himself, tearing up the causeway behind him.

We picked up a fragment of the Causeway in Second Life, in a corner of Rustic Retreat, a fantasy-themed region that I investigated today. You can almost imagine giants and fae here ….

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