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Crazy Rich Asian   Leave a comment

Which of the two Chinese do you think I am …?  (Well, actually, I’m not even Chinese, but we’ll just leave that behind us for now.)

… There are the Chinese from Mainland China, who made their fortunes in the past decade like all the Russians, but then there are the Overseas Chinese. These are the ones who left China long before the Communists came in, in many cases hundreds of years ago, and spread throughout the rest of Asia, quietly amassing great fortunes over time ….

Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Contact Sheet 65 — Meriluu   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).

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

My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around

If you’ve been checking the Flickr streams lately, you’ll have seen this costume, the Crystallize gacha from Moon Amore (available, if you want to drop the lindens, at the current round of The Epiphany).  I’m not surprised it’s become so popular — this is one of the prettiest fantasial costumes I’ve seen in over 11 years in world.

But there are photos, and there are photos.  Meriluu has given this photo some post treatment, and brought out all the potential such a magnificent costume latently carries within its folds.  Some might argue about the “Rule of Thirds” being broken here; but rules were made to be broken in some cases. I’m tempted to tell them to let it–  No; actually, I’m not that tempted.  (Grin)

Any road, the flare of the gown’s skirt, with its burden of embedded crystals, forces an “off-balance” approach to the photograph.  Meriluu solves this by cropping in tight, framing herself between the hem of the skirt and the sweep of icy power in the spell she casts.  The orb she holds anchors her to the center of the photo, drawing your eye to this point first; for me, I tend to sweep around the composition counter-clockwise from there, starting with the skirt.  The off-focus border surrounding the entire composition adds an additional touch of fantasy.

Ippos Winter   Leave a comment

No SLurl for this; Ippos has a lot of private residences.

Posted December 7, 2018 by Conan Bankersbox in Arts, Photographs

Téir abhaile riú   2 comments

Look how the light of the town
the lights of the town are shining now
Tonight I’ll be dancing around
I’m off on the road to Galway now

Look how she’s off on the town
She’s off on a search for sailors though
There’s fine fellas here to be found
She’s never been one to stay at home

Home you’ll go and it’s there you’ll stay
And you’ve work to do in the morning
Give up your dream of going away
Forget your sailors in Galway

Téir abhaile riú, téir abhaile riú
Téir abhaile riú Mháire
Téir abhail gus fan sa bhaile
Mar tá do mhargadh déanta1

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Edge of Winter   Leave a comment

One must have a mind of winter
To regard the frost and the boughs
Of the pine-trees crusted with snow;

And have been cold a long time
To behold the junipers shagged with ice,
The spruces rough in the distant glitter

Of the January sun; and not to think
Of any misery in the sound of the wind,
In the sound of a few leaves,

Which is the sound of the land
Full of the same wind
That is blowing in the same bare place

For the listener, who listens in the snow,
And, nothing himself, beholds
Nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.


“The Snow Man,” by Wallace Stevens

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Aurora 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Fjord)
  • Hair: Mina Sira (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Outfit: Rebel Noah (excepting the stocking cap, which is part of the hair in this case; however, a stocking cap is part of the outfit package) (black) (available at current round of Versus)
  • Stole: Ade yakko JW2017 MikoMiko Stole (Black) (Part of the MikoMiko black outfit; currently available at the Okinawa Winter Festival)
  • Shoes: Equal Sierra ankle boots (available at current round of FaMESHed)
  • Earrings: AvaWay Sharon earrings
  • Eyeshadow: Livia Nella (Omega, bottom row, slot 1)
  • Lipstick: alaskametro Mage (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at The Forest Winter Wonderland (Misty region)

Skating Party   Leave a comment

Photographed in Hollyee (Starlight Shores region)

Linden Endowment for the Arts Announces Hiatus – StrawberrySingh.com   Leave a comment

I’m not happy about the closing myself; but hopefully they’ll be reopening as soon as possible.  Second Life isn’t just about fashion and sex, I promise any non-Residents who read this blog, no matter the reputation gained back in the Era of the Great Hype.  Many of us try to just plain create something beautiful out of this world we can shape to our skill and desire, and the LEA has been instrumental in fostering this.

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The Linden Endowment of the Arts (LEA) was established to help create a center of arts activity in Second Life. It is a collaborative venture between Linde…

Source: Linden Endowment for the Arts Announces Hiatus – StrawberrySingh.com

Posted December 1, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, News, Reblog

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