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10 Years of Writing!   2 comments

The 2017 staff of Around the Grid — (l-r) Correspondent and Photographer Jem Sternhall; Publisher and Chief Correspondent Harper Ganesvoort; Senior Photographer Conan Bankersbox

Written by Harper Ganesvoort

When I started Around the Grid on November 20, 2007, I had no idea how long I would keep this up, nor that two others would join me over that decade of writing and photography.  I was by myself back then, just getting away from rezzing in and out and using free rooms for a place to camp my buns — my system buns in 2007! — while I hunted for interesting things to do and investigate.  I’d found a cheap apartment in the Dunyvaig region of the Mainland with a sleeping-bunk loft for “nighttime,” and I thought I might be insane enough to take on writing a second blog!  (I was doing some political and general blogging back in 2007.)

Not surprisingly, many things have changed in 10 years.  I look a lot better (grin).  I gave up the poliblogging in 2009, ’round about January 20.  I now rent an entire island, with several additional platforms above the living space.  (One thing hasn’t changed; I still run tight on prims.)  I’ve acquired two others to work with me.  And, from that null start in 2007, this blog has seen 1,370 articles published, 1,304 of them originally written by me.  Assuming around 500 words per article, that’s well over 650,000 words of news, fashion, exploration, poetry and song, short fiction and general balderdash by me.  And that doesn’t even take into account the amount of photography I’ve done.  (Nor the ocean of lindens I’ve spent.)  Makes a girl tired to contemplate that much work on what was supposed to be a pastime.  I hate to think what Jemmy will say when she reads this piece; she’s only 36 articles in her short time — thought that’s still better than one a month, and some 18,000 words on her part.

I know all of us usually have something to say.  We always think and hope it’s interesting, thought-provoking, or just plain beautiful.  The only audience we aim for usually is the Second Life Resident, mostly with a fashion focus, but sometimes using that fashion to illustrate other things that we’ve done as the spirit moved us.  We’ve discussed the occasional piece of SL news, turned a focus on other Residents’ work, and once in a while took a stand on things in Real Life when we felt it was needed.  Whether or not we’ve accomplished our goal is, of course, in the readers’ hands. And we shall continue striving for that goal, through however many years we find Second Life interesting and the power gets fed to the servers in California.  Again, as always, we invite you along for the ride.

Nights in White Satin   Leave a comment

Note: lots of graphics beyond the break, but worth it

Nights in white satin
Never reaching the end
Letters I’ve written
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Sky-High Party   3 comments

As our shuttle approached the spacedock, Jem glanced to her right and said to me, “Why the devil did the traffic computer assign us to land up here?  It doesn’t look that busy to me; I only see that green shuttle down there, and there was almost nothing around the main station pad.”

I shrugged briefly, focused on feathering the thruster controls.  Takeoffs are nothing, Real Life or Second Life; it’s always the landings that kill you ….  “You take no chances in space. Traffic Control must have spotted something out there, so it shifted us to this dock.  Fear not, Jemmy; the ways of the traffic computer are simply mysterious, and beyond mortal ken.  Sometimes they’re beyond the ken of the traffic computer, too.”

Jem replies to my humor on the second page.

Hallowe’en 2017 — The New Refloi   Leave a comment

Notice: mature theme and photos, NSFW.

The woman nodded at the image in the holophone’s field and said, “Good evening, umasi; I am En’kele, the refloi being sent to you tonight by the hotel service. I should arrive at your apartment in perhaps 10 minutes.”

Photos following the break

Hallowe’en 2017 — Seeking a Pleasurable Night   Leave a comment

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Ivory)
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Quicksilver)
  • Hair: Violator Rien ne va plus hair (Platinum)
  • Outfit and boots: r2 kanna (purchased as separates at Collabor88)
  • Jewelry: Mandala Haramita suite (earrings, bangles, necklace and choker)
  • Gloves: L’Emporio Long Bento Gloves
  • All makeup by Zibska

Photographed in Sindaria (RedRum region)

Hallowe’en 2017 — Exhibition Space   Leave a comment

UPDATE:  When I originally published this, I forgot to mark on it that this would be a Hallowe’en piece.  The title is now corrected.

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Elen 2.5
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Gold)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe 1.2.5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Electric)
  • Hair: A&A Soraya (blonde)
  • Gown: Zibska Piritta
  • Shoes: Renegade Nicole
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Anuttra ring (left hand)
    • Mandala Tensei suite (“cuffs,” earcuffs, ring (right hand), choker, diadem and necklace)
    • shanghai Gode headpiece (emerald) (GACHA)
    • Zyn Beaded Web Headdress (Gold Pearl)
    • FORMANAILS Ciri rings (Vista Bento)
  • Makeup:
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (slot 2)
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Dream (slot 5)
    • Lashes: Booty’s Beauty Curious (slot 2)
    • Nails: FORMANAILS Wedding prim nails

London Autumn   Leave a comment

Fall is a weird time in Second Life (so is winter, but I digress).  By the nature of the virtual world, nothing changes unless someone changes it for the world; and so we have red maples and ground bushes starting to go into their “autumn cycle” while the ground is still covered with daisies, lavender and other flowers.  Witness this Hyde Park location near Speakers Corner, in one of the several London recreations in world.

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