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Christmas in White   Leave a comment

(Author’s note: since I didn’t have access to some 50 Residents in the proper skin and costumes, I’m asking you to suspend disbelief on my photos, and supplement things with your own imagination. Either road, here’s a short Christmas story from the 48th Century, and my character Ariel Sherman. HG)

Ariel glanced around her at the four dozen-plus gold and silver people surrounding her. As usual, The Land of Fantasy had put on a phenomenal production of its current revue show, and everyone looked satisfied with things, no matter the changes in the script for the evening. Of course, for cyborg memories, “changes in the script” were rather small beer. It was the human pride in their craft that shone here, pride in performing in a once-a-year show to the satisfaction of both themselves and a demanding audience.

There was still a final act to go before they rang down the curtain for the next four weeks, for the show’s annual break. This would not be the usual finale, though, with its famous nudity; not on this night. For this was Day 357 on the Limlight Standard Calendar. There were children in the audience tonight, and the entire performance was much more family-oriented. Especially for tonight’s finale, the one element of this special show which had not changed from year to year. To Ariel’s demanding eye, everyone looked happy, prepared, and confident. She nodded happily back to them, said, “Alright, people; let’s do it,” and got back words and signs of agreement. “Go, Dalton,” she whispered to her organic stage manager, who grinned back, tapped at his tablet, and gave the needed orders. Recorded music began playing; the “small” curtain in front of Ariel opened thirty seconds later, and Lady Ariel Sherman entered at stage center, sweeping through the curtains in a massive ball gown of white satin.

She dropped into a stage-depth curtsey as the audience cheered and applauded and the rest of the cast and company entered behind her. Each of the feature acts took their own bows, then arranged themselves behind their star artiste. The audience quieted at last, and Ariel said into the amplification field, “Thank you all so much for coming tonight to The Land of Fantasy! It’s always our joy and pleasure to perform for you, but doubly so on special nights, such as this.”

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Christmas 2019   2 comments

From all of us, to all of you ….

Christmas Eve 2019   1 comment

As always since the beginning of this blog in 2007, Around the Grid presents our holiday tradition, our plea and hope for peace in this world for all creatures and things. The 1977 video, embraced by thousands in the years since, was from Bing Crosby’s final Christmas special, and the only one I know of that David Bowie ever did for the season.

May you and yours find the peace, blessings and joy of the Divine as you perceive it, tonight, tomorrow, and all through the year.

Amen.

Elegant Fallout   3 comments

September 3, 1960, another dimension ….

“Radio’s off; good … not that it was of much use anyway. And the water and air pumps are shut off, too ….”

“I suppose I should shut the doors. At least Ma would have said to do that; but nobody else is coming down here any more, so I’ll leave ’em for the critters to borrow.”

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Happy New Year 2019

As I’m writing this, it’s just coming up to midnight SLT on New Year’s Eve. It’s been a hell of a past year in the Real World for sure, and we can only (and surely) pray that the next will be better than the last. It’ll take a little time to get that going … and a lot of work by all of us to make it happen … but we can do this if we persist.

May that which you perceive as the Divine, hold and guard both you and yours as this year goes on!

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The details:

  • Head: LAQ Noelle 3.06 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Celia (bicolor hair with styler)
  • Gloves: Maddict Starlet
  • Gown: Son!a Lona (royal; sequins and other aspects HUD controlled)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Ziva heels
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Deorum necklace (red gold), Ria bracelet (sapphire) and ring (pearl), and Gabriela earrings (Sapphire)
  • Eyeshadow: Zibska Gavina (Omega, slot 2)
  • Lipstick: Booty’s Beauty Fabulosa Hell (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at my home

Christmas Fashion 3 — Christmas in Babbage

Unlike Harper, who was exploring the spiritual side of Christmas, or Jem, who decided to freeze herself outside, Morgan and me went for a nice, warm room in Babbage.

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Holiday Wishes, Diana and Morgan

Since Morgan doesn’t have a lot of poses yet, or an actual account on the blog, we shot ours together, and each of us put down our own greetings before I added it to the post. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Posted December 25, 2018 by Diana Myeong in Holidays and celebrations

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