They say that magic becomes real at the crossroads
The places not quite here
Yet not quite there
The balance points between “was” and “will be”
When the doors between worlds open
And possibilities are unleashed
The twilight is like a crossroads
The borderland between
The light of day and dark of night
You may slumber through the night
And drift through the day
But then the sun truly descends, and the shadows lengthen
The day’s cares are abandoned
As if they had never been
As the magic grows
You race for your home
But oh, only for a span of time
The power swirls about you
As you shed the weeds of workaday
It caresses and teases, the sweetest of lovers
As you gown yourself in glory
It sings sweetly to all your senses
While you touch paint to your lips
Shadow to your eyes
Roses and musk to your throat
And then the door is flung wide
The spell is set
And it shapes your night like a sculptor’s hand to the marble
You give yourself over to gaiety
Drown yourself in music
Reel in the dance’s intoxication
You flirt and flaunt, tease and tempt
Till you capture the one
Who has in turn captured you
And when that moment strikes
Upon the chimes of the night
Then…a new spell begins
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When I do storyboarding for my short fiction, as I’m doing a lot of lately for the story based on “Like a Thief In the Night,” I like to get as detailed a set as possible, so that I’ll have the place my characters inhabit as clear in my mind as I can. When we first meet Melanda, Duconna Ceal of Eldav, we’ll see her in the office of a doctor specializing in biosculpt and cosmetic enhancement technology. Not surprisingly, though, there aren’t many places even in Second Life that boast a biosculptor’s office and exam rooms. So I was forced to build one for myself and my partners.
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Far too many things going on this past week for both Jem and me; unfortunately, Real Life interferes with the more important stuff — such as Second Life photoshoots. But we got it together, I finally got the photos edited and resized, and here’s what Jemmy and I chose for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day.
So, what did we wear on this shoot? Turn the page and find out.
Kunglers is always a go-to for lovely fashion. I picked up this coat, named Alessandra, last winter; I didn’t model it formally then, but I offer it to you now!
Well, here’s one way I can keep this blog active when I can get to a working desktop or laptop — I can reblog some of my favorite items I see! For instance, I will remember this poncho when I get back in world. I’ve been looking for a fur like this since I first came in three years ago. As the fashion technology improves, so will our ability to create items that resemble things we wear without a thought in Real Life. (I look forward to the day when someone creates a real caftan with full arms!)
Enjoy, and head on out to Lelutka!!
via It’s Only Fashion
Moniq Salamander offers some options for people preparing for their Advent, Christmas and New Year’s partying, but don’t want to break the budget in the process. The Holidays do tend to bring out lots of celebration sales and hunts; here’s your chance to build a stunning wardrobe for very few lindens.
via Through Salamander’s Eyes