Category Archives: Blog Meme

5 Years in Second Life

5 Years in Second Life

Happy rez day to me! Today I’m celebrating 5 years in Second Life!

It’s definitely been an interesting ride so far and I’ve experienced many crazy and amazing things. From attending a university to train as an RP doctor and being a varsity cheerleader at school to fashion blogging and starring in Paradise Lost with the Basilique Performing Arts Company. My avatar has even been projected onto a floating sphere in Hollywood whilst she danced!

After seeing others do the same, I thought it would be fun to create a collage of my avatar through the years. She has certainly gotten paler! It seems 2013 and onwards I definitely acquired a signature look.
I had a passion for taking photos pretty much from day one and have worked hard at improving my photography ever since and I’ve spent many a pretty penny on machines that can run Second Life to it’s highest standards!

I’ve seen many friends come and go, some devastating losses and some not so much. But more notably, I met my best friend here and in November 2015 I experienced my first ever flight when I travelled across the world to stay with her, meeting another wonderful friend in the process! Who’d have ever thought I’d be able to say that five years ago?!

I’m excited to see what the future holds for me in Second Life. After my long hiatus, I’m definitely excited to get into blogging again and will continue, as always, to explore current trends and stay up to date with the ever changing and improving quality! I hope to get back into dance and performance and I look forward to joining the Second Life YouTube craze!

And finally, thank you to everyone who follows this blog and has been there for much of the ride. I appreciate every single one of you and I hope to bring you many exciting and interesting posts in the future.

xo

2016 photo credits:
Head: CATWA – Alice
Applier: Glam Affair – Kumi
Hair: Truth – Katara
Dress: Tee*fy – Simple Dress – Candy Floss (Previous Luxe Box)
Body: Maitreya – Lara

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Fantasy Faire 2015 – The Dark and The Light

BLOGGER CHALLENGE: MY NEW SHINY
Find a shop in the Fairelands you have never heard of before and blog something of theirs that you love.

FF15 - Tamera

Photo 1:
Skin: LURE – Desire Greenskin W/ Appliers (Fantasy Faire)
Hair: .Olive. – the STEAMER Hair (Kawaii Project)
Dress: *paper moon* – Runic Cult: Priestess (Fantasy Faire)
Heels: The Dark Fae – Wicked Queen Shoes (Fantasy Faire)
Face Paint: *~*HopScotch*~* – Warpaint Vision (Fantasy Faire)
Ears: Eclectica – Elf Ears – Creature (Fantasy Faire)
Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Pose: Eternal Dream – Lita 2 (Fantasy Faire)

Location: Vallacia

FF15 - Fallon

Photo 2:
Skin: Glam Affair – Romy
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Jaden (Fantasy Faire)
Dress: .PoshTale. – Cequi (Fantasy Faire)
Crown/Veil/Choker/Earrings/Belt: [MUSE] – Maiden of Tuatha (Fantasy Faire)
Scales: :[Even~Tide]: – Dragon Scales – Light W/ Appliers (Fantasy Faire)
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Pose: [Black Tulip] – Magician 3 (Fantasy Faire)

Location: Odyssey

Fantasy Faire 2015 – Starla’s Story

Starla's Story

BLOGGER CHALLENGE: FAIRE FOLK
Create a character from the Fairelands. Pick one of the Faire sims as their home, make a look mostly from Faire items, make the character come alive.

The youngest of three sisters, Starla had always felt the need to prove herself. Her siblings were fierce, gallant young ladies who excelled in sorcery and it was frustrating to stand by and watch. And that’s all she could do – she had yet to find her true power and with increasing pressure from her parents, this was becoming entirely problematic.

One afternoon, after a bitter row with her parents and mockery from her sistrs, Starla wandered in to the enchanted forest to escape. What if she never found her power? Or worse, what if she just did not posses one inside? Already being made to feel like a failure, these thoughts drove Starla to tears. She found a large oak tree and sat against the splintering bark. Her glowing, pearl white wings were still growing so she wasn’t even able to learn to fly. It was so unfair. Tears seeped down her cheeks as she moved through the emotions, she felt safe and guarded by the deep green leaves and blossoming flowers.

Wiping the tears away, Starla stood and brushed herself down. But as she turned to walk back towards the castle, she spotted something odd wedged between two rocks. Not one to shy away from anything, she approached and leant down, picking up a tattered old book. It smelt musty and a little like her Grandpa’s attic. She walked a little way as she opened the book, gasping as she blew off the leaves and dirt. It was a spell book! Was this her chance? All Starla could think about was being able to go home and proudly announce she had finally succeeded.

Reading the book was not a problem, she was fluent in many languages and she grinned wide with excitement. She flipped through the pages until she found a spell that required no ingredients. The page was damaged and she was unable to read the title of the spell but she shrugged it off. Taking a stance in between the trees, she took a deep breath and read aloud. Nothing. She tried a few more times but still, there was nothing. Anger flooded through her veins. Why her? What had she done so wrong as to deserve this luck? She closed her eyes tight and screamed.

What was that noise? Had she felt something move? Starla opened her eyes and was dumbfounded as she witnessed the last of her surroundings morph in to a completely different forest. The trees had a dim glow about them and there were signs all over. She lowered the book and took everything in. Oh boy, was she far from home now. Little did she know, of the lessons she was about to learn.

Skin: Glam Affair – Romy
Hair: Truth – Sukie (Uber)
Dress: Poet’s Heart – Aradia Dress (Lavender) RFL Item (Fantasy Faire)
Necklace: Dragon Magick Wares – Mystical Necklace (Fantasy Faire)
Wreath: Telvin’s Designs – Circlet of Lilies (Fantasy Faire)
Wings: Material Squirrel – Thethys Wings 6.0 (Fantasy Faire)
Manicure: .:Soul:. – Ceredil (Fantasy Faire)
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Pose: Eternal Dream – Spells 04 (Modified Arm w/ Animare) (Fantasy Faire)

Location: Spires of Andolys

What’s Your Digits? 2015

Hello! I’m a little late posting this, but I was very excited to participate in another round of the What’s Your Digits? meme from the beaut Miss Singh.

What's Your Digits? 2015

Meme Instructions: Share your avatar’s digits and/or answer the following questions about mesh bodies. If you decide to share your digits, feel free to add your image to the Digits Flickr Group.

1. Do you currently own a mesh body? If so, do you wear it all the time or just once in a while? If not, skip to the fourth question. – Yes! I actually own 4 mesh bodies, in order of purchase – Wowmeh, Slink, Belleza and Maitreya. I was a part time mesh body wearer, until the Maitreya release!

2. What is your preferred mesh body available on the market right now? – Maitreya’s Lara. By miles.

3. Have you changed your shape since you started wearing the body? – I think I have tweaked it some here and there, but in a positive way! The curves are so beautiful on the Maitreya body I had the confidence to give myself some juicer hips and booty! There is also some occasions where I have to tweak my butt or boobs to fit some mesh garments but I don’t mind really.

4. How do you feel about mesh bodies in general? – I think they’re fantastic! I’ve loved being a part of this revolution and have been hooked since day 1 with the Wowmeh, although each body has had it’s flaws and I wasn’t wearing a body daily until Maitreya, I’ve been extremely excited by the progression and development of these bodies.

5. What is one thing you would request from designers when it comes to mesh bodies? – My first instinct is to say a universal applier system, much like the Omega, but for everything – this would be incredibly beneficial for both designer and customer! But in honesty, I don’t use appliers all that much so I would ask for continued development on intricate alpha HUDs! ♥

Skin: Glam Affair – Romy
Hair: Truth – Willa
Lingerie: {Luxuria} – Naughty Rose *nude*
Body/Feet: Maitreya – Lara
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Pose: (marukin) – [soft grunge looks] grid girl (C88)

First & Recent Challenge!

It’s been a while since I participated in one of Berry‘s Monday Memes; so when I saw the idea for this weeks, I was super amused!

First & Recent Challenge

Meme instructions: Share a side by side comparison of your first blog picture beside a recent picture of your avatar. Don’t forget to share the link to your image in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.

So, the image I used isn’t ~technically~ my first post, it’s the second :p but my first post was an awkward side shot where I was trying to be fancy and the content was introductory. I chose the second post as this is where I really began my blogging journey!

As you can probably see, a number of improvements have occurred over my two years of blogging, the biggest being two upgrades of computers and actually having a decent card – no more “Intel Family HD Graphics!” :’)
Some of the other biggest improvements would include shooting in a high resolution, learning how to utilise shadows and windlights and Photoshop skills specific to editing Second Life pictures. And of course, the quality of clothes and accessories in world!

It’s been super interesting taking a peek at everyone’s picture comparisons! Thanks for the awesome challenge Berry!

Skin: Glam Affair – Katra (Skin Fair)
Hair: Truth – Avena
Dress: Tee*fy – Kira Off-Shoulder Dress (C88)
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Pose: Label Motion – Laila 2