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Watering Hole

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They say it’s always 5:00 somewhere, and we chose our five o’clock to go to The Blarney Stone.  Harper tells me “the Stone” is one of the longest running pubs in Second Life; looking at her old posts and the pictures, I believe her!  I think it’s gotten a little more gentrified over the years, but it’s easier to find good seats now, from the looks of the old tables and chairs.

Which is a good thing if you’re wearing these shoes!  Both of us have gotten a taste for extreme heels lately, and Lori Novo (shoutout!) had these on her blog in a recent piece.  We also both loved the Meva Cubes dresses from the current round of Cosmopolitan (rush out to the place if you haven’t yet; remember, they cycle stock every 2 weeks).  The boots are HUD-controlled, so there are more colors than just gold and silver.  We decided to match the strips of studs on our dresses, instead of the dresses themselves.

You’ve seen our skins and you can’t see our makeup that well in this shot — the only one I took, actually — so I’ll just hit the high points below.  There’s a larger photo on Flickr, in PNG, at wallpaper size, so you can download it and look at stunning beauty every day if you like, lol.

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I’m wearing:

  • Hair: Tukinowaguma (TKW) Jute
  • Dress: Meva Cubes Dress White Silver (at Cosmopolitan current round)
  • Boots: InsomNia Bimbo Extreme Heels
  • Jewelry: Maxi Gossamer Alysia (single-strand choker, earrings and ring)

Harper wears:

  • Hair: Truth Hair January (vintage)
  • Dress: Meva Cubes Dress Black Gold
  • Boots: InsomNia Bimbo Extreme Heels
  • Jewelry: Zuri’s Jewels Charlotte suite (choker, earrings, ring)

Photographed at The Blarney Stone, Dublin

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Thriller

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It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You’re paralyzed

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‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it’s thriller, thriller night
You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

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Welcome to New Jericho, a “city of the future” built in a ring-habitat style, and home to thousands of people working, recreating, and (most important) doing research.  It’s just that someone has apparently been doing research on the Wrong Thing….

If you’re curious, grab your plasma rifle, put on your running shoes, and follow the red arrows.  And have sharp eyes — you’ll never know when something pops out at you…and they want to do more than just go “Boo!”

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Sunny Days

Sunny Days

I could give in to a nap in the sun
after a long afternoon of summer fun
but that’s all the sun ‘ll let me do
sleep soundly for a day or two
I couldn’t reach it,
as hard as I’ll ever try,
so I’ll sleep underneath it and try not to cry
I’ll let its warmth graze my lips and color my cheeks
drunken and somehow it feels like magic
let the light come down and erase everything
and maybe its right that i shouldn’t complain
even if I’ll miss those kisses in the rain
but the clouds have been broken
and the sun smiles through
content enough,
to stop dreaming of you.

Alysia Victoria Gonzales, “Sunny Days” (2011)

Photographed in The Yorkshire Dales

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Bushed

Bushed

We’re still storyboarding, though not as intensely as we were last week or so in terms of over and over.  However, it can be hard work, and it calls for a break and a little silliness during kickback time.  We’re collapsed in my apartment in Mesa 5, another “corrupt cyber-world” RP region.  I’ve maintained flops in the past in INSILICO, but the world there is just too gritty for my taste in terms of living in it long term.  Mesa 5 is also very freeform, and brilliantly built, all the way down to the lighting changing from the upper to the lower levels of territory.  (You might want a Class R95 respirator in the Undercity — the air pollution is serious.)

You can find out more at the Mesa 5 Wiki.  No OOC or Observer tag appears necessary to explore the platform, from the bottom to the top.  Give it a look at the least, and support the group if you find a donation box.  (We always contribute if we can when we use a location; it’s only polite.)

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Growing In the Garden

Growing In the Garden

This was shot at The Outer Garden, which has to be seen to be believed!  Get there while the getting is good.

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Eerie Landscape — Cerridwen’s Cauldron

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The Newspapers Were Full of It

The Newspaper Was Full of It

…but, then again, they usually are, so what can you say?

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