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“This … is Lore”   Leave a comment

Writing from Nashville, Tennessee —

I’m giving myself a sort of real-life rezz-day present today … more like tonight, actually. I’ve traveled to Nashville with my daughter for a show.

(sounds of plunking banjos in the background, followed by a scratching record)

No, not that show, ya nimrods! (Although we should take a look at the Grand Ole Opry one day, I suppose ….) This will be a live “concert” performance of a show that took the podcast world by storm a few years ago, and has since spawned two related programs, a streaming-television series, and three books. All of this created by one man.

He’s Aaron Mahnke … and this is Lore.

Learn more lore on Lore; turn the page

Even Dozen   Leave a comment

I’m writing this in advance (and hope to get everything together from myself, Jemmy, Diana and Morgan to do an article in between Monday and today). But, when you see this, I’ll be 12 years old.

Gee, I look awful mature for only 12, don’t I …?

Once the initial excitement calms down, new rezz days are like new birthdays … basically just another goal on the scoreboard. Once you hit 10, you only start really looking at a rezz day every five years after. But it’s still a bit of an accomplishment to have gotten this far. I’m only a few years younger than Second Life itself, after all; and many people thought, following the years of the Great Hype exploding, that we wouldn’t still be here. Then the Imminent Death of the Grid was again predicted with the rise of Samsar.

But SL is still going, and so am I; and next month, we’ll be marking another anniversary on this blog. So thank you for your good wishes, and keep on stopping in!

Posted October 11, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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Bakes on Mesh – a basic primer – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World   Leave a comment

Monday, August 26th, 2019 saw the formal release of Bakes on Mesh (BoM) for Second Life, and with it, an attempt to make system wearables (skins, tattoo and clothing layers) usable on modern mesh a…

Source: Bakes on Mesh – a basic primer – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

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Inara has an excellent read for everyone who, as we are, will be experimenting with Bakes on Mesh.  I’m believing, from what we’ve tried so far, that it will be very similar to what we had before the rise of mesh heads and bodies, but with new channels added for some items.  This definitely brings back the ability to layer makeup … and makes me wish I’d hung on to some of my old tattoo packages, as well as old system clothes.

I can say that the old vendors of tattoo-level makeup will be getting fresh infusions of lindens into their accounts, as people start digging into the older depths of Avatar Components on the Marketplace.  Classic skin sellers, such as my old, reliable PXL, will get a fresh lease on their older products as well.

Check with your body and head providers, and see if they support BoM yet, either native or as a relay.  There’s much to learn here about glitches (such as “sparkle toes”), but I think it will pay in the end.

Posted October 5, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Reblog, Tips and tricks

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Danger, Will Robinson!   2 comments

I just found an old friend!

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Rock Your Rack is On It’s Way!   Leave a comment

Always an excellent event!

Fashion Finds SL

ROCK YOUR RACK 2019
October 5, 2019 – October 19, 2019

7th Annual Rock Your Rack Event is on the way!

Breast cancer is one of the leading health crises for women. 1 in 8 women, and an every increasing percentage of men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. There is currently no known cure for breast cancer, and its early diagnosis is critical to survival.

Models Giving Back is pleased to present Rock Your Rack, an annual fundraising event combining the best of SL Music, Art and Fashion to support the work of breast cancer charities and raise awareness for early detection which is critical to a positive outcome for this devastating disease.

This Year’s Sim Sponsor is Digital Farm Systems. Other sponsors include Awesome Breed Creations, Dark Betty, Emerald Couture, MOZ Fashion Designs, and Yasum Fashionart.

This year’s event will support the National Breast Cancer…

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Posted September 18, 2019 by Harper Ganesvoort in Events, Fundraising, Reblog

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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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