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The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea

Prism Carolina 1

…The advantages go on and on
In the middle of the sea.
As the centuries have come, they’ve gone
In the middle of the sea.
Days arise to be replaced,
Lines are drawn and lines erased.
Life and death are but verses in a poem.
Out there blood flows …
Who knows?…

The lyrics, from Stephen Sondheim’s Pacific Overtures, tell of how Japan was in the years before Commodore Matthew Perry broke the ban against foreigners and trade with other countries in 1853. His “four black dragons” — American steam-powered warships — arrived in a land very much like the world you find in Taka no Sakura, a build of a classic Japanese village from the feudal period. Other things seem to float at times — like a beautiful strapless dress. Prism offers us the new Carolina dress, a lovely strapless cocktail gown in three different colors, with rich patterning on the overskirt and bustier, and a jewel-buckle belt.

Prism Carolina 2

…Here we paint screens,
Plant the rice,
Arrange the flowers,
View the moon,
Exchange the gifts,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow like today to float,…

Simplicity seems to be called for here, and so I choose one of the simpler sets of jewelry from Lazuri — still chunky and substantial, but much less heavy than other of her collections.  It is HUD driven, like most of her pieces; each one can be controlled individually, or you can click on the necklace to change the metal and major gems on all pieces simultaneously.

Prism Carolina 3

…Slide the screens,
Exchange the poems,
Stir the tea,
Exchange the bows,
Plant the rice,
Arrange tomorrow to be like today,
To float….

The hair is from sYs, and is a lovely progressive style, while the makeup and nail polish goes along with the blue dress and gold jewelry.

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The Details:

  • Skin: PXL Faith (no longer available)
  • Hands: SLink (various poses, mesh)
  • Feet: SLink High (mesh)
  • Eyes: Sterling Artistry Jeweled Eyes (brightblue)
  • Hair: [sYs] YIU (Red)
  • Nails: ZOZ Gold Dip Polish (SLink hands and feet)
  • Dress: Prism Carolina (Cobalt, mesh)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey Mambo (mesh, SLink high feet)
  • Makeup: Glamorize Dirty Babe lipstick (Twilight); CCD MesmerEyez (BlueAmyth); Miamai XGen Makeup Vintage Liner B Black – No Hair; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed, Yellow); Miamai Catwalk Lashes (Glitter 01)
  • Jewelry: Necklace and earrings from Lazuri Fall Romance suite

Midnight Dream is now a Lost Region

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Checking Out Old Goodies — Mimikri Helena

How Do I Keep My Hair In Place Driving This Thing b 1

“Hmmm…?  Oh; hello, dear.  How can I help you tonight?…”

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V is for — Vixen

V is for Vixen

Wouldn’t you feel like a vixen, too, in a nice snug catsuit?  One of my favorites is this old suit named Vixen from SLink, before the days when they became obsessed with prim hands and feet (grin).  It’s complete with gloves and shoes, and fits — just right….

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Scammer Pulls “Invisi-vendor” Trick at Slink

Photo courtesy of Ulaa Coronet

Photo courtesy of Ulaa Coronet

While running through Plurk this morning, I discovered a replurk from Gidge Uriza that led me to an original message by Ulaa Coronet, warning of a rather nasty scammer pulling a trick at Slink, the line with the insanely popular line of mesh avatar body enhancements by Siddean Munro.  Study this photo taken by Ulaa.  Do you see the larger, invisiprim box surrounding the vendor?  That box is another vendor, which has been rezzed around Siddean’s own vendor, by an avatar identified as Kitten Dover.  When the unsuspecting Resident goes to purchase a set of feet (and hands as well, apparently) from Siddean, they’re actually paying Dover, and then getting a box filled with virtual air.  Dover was able to do this because Siddean kindly allowed people to rezz purchases inside her store.  Dover victimized Siddean thrice, first by stealing from her, then from her customers, and by abusing the trust Siddean put in her customers not to do anything like this.

According to comments to Ulaa’s plurk, Siddean has been reached and is correcting the problem.  Complaints have been filed as well, I believe, although what can be done may be problematic.  Other store owners should pay attention to this, however.  Sadly, this could happen again at any store that allows Residents to build within the store itself.  It’s a nice courtesy to allow purchasers to rezz their box and open it in the store, but it’s no longer really needed, as scripted, self-opening bags are becoming common at many designers across the Grid.  To protect themselves, their customers, and the goodwill they have built toward their brand, store owners should turn off public rezz/build within their store area, except for perhaps a small designated area, such as I’ve seen and used at some other stores.  Purchasers should perhaps check to see if building is enabled inside a store, and (if so) probe the vendor on any popular products.  If a prim similar to what you see in Ulaa’s picture pops up instead, or if the vendor is set to anyone other than the store’s owner or designated employee, do not purchase from that vendor!  Instead, take a photo like the above to document the fraud attempt, and notify the store owner as quickly as possible.  Filing an abuse report with Linden Lab against the fraudster is also recommended.  Remember that the store owner is not at fault in such cases; they’re being victimized as much as you, and stolen from when someone cannot purchase from them.

SUPPLEMENTAL, 12:33 p.m.:  As Roni notes below, Kitten Dover has done a screen-name change to Siddean Munro!  Unless you’re familiar with the real Siddean, be very wary and check the person’s profile.  Linden Lab, take note here!!

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Posted April 12, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Business, News

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Lighthouse

Isla Menorca

The rocky ledge runs far into the sea,
and on its outer point, some miles away,
the lighthouse lifts its massive masonry,
A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.

And as the evening darkens, lo! how bright,
through the deep purple of the twilight air,
Beams forth the sudden radiance of its light,
with strange, unearthly splendor in the glare!

The Lighthouse, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The lighthouse here is in Isla Menorca, and I discovered it from the opening wallpaper on Emerald Viewer.  Emerald has this nifty ability to visit the place that the wallpaper picture was taken at.  And Isla is an excellent place:  a series of islands — not the ones set up as house lots, but far more like something on the New England or Canadian east coast of North America.  A lighthouse on one of the outcroppings here would be appropriate indeed….

Fashion details:

Standard shape/skin type 1, except:  Redgrave Moon Pale 07 skin

  • Hair: Goldie Locks Regina (white/blue tips)
  • Lashes: Detour Edge
  • Shirt: SAS Bibi top (the bodice from an evening gown; not available separately)
  • Pants: SLink Skinny Leather Pants (silver)
  • Shoes: Style metallic snakeskin boots
  • Jewelry: Imagen Triangulos suite

Photographed with WindLight settings by Torley Linden, Chinese Legacy

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