What’s Your Name?

What's Your Name

I love seeing all the different names in Second Life! I started SL in January of 2012, which unfortunately, was after SL stopped using last names! So, like all the others after that, I’m just ‘resident’! I always type ‘resident’ with a small ‘r’, because I don’t consider it part of my name. I’m TinLiz Winterstorm…..and proud of it! I know TinLiz is an odd name! I’d like to say it was a well thought out name that I had in my mind for a long time. But, that’s not the way it is! When first joining Second Life, when it asked for username, all the ones I had in mind were used, and I didn’t want a number in my name. So, after oodles of tries I finally managed to find a name that is kind of like what I initially wanted, and without a number. After this many years, I finally realized that ‘TinLiz’ is actually a combination of two nicknames I was called when I was a kid. And once I realized that, I started to really like this name. I do prefer ‘Liz” but TinLiz works too! Or even ‘Tin’…I don’t mind that either. Once I put on a last name I liked, I then became who I am in Second Life. Which is pretty much the real me. I don’t have the mental energy to be fake or some kind of pretend person. I’m just me! So you can call me Tin, or you can call me TinLiz, or you can call me Liz…..but please don’t call me ‘resident’!

I’m a little confused with the Fluffy and Fierce Event! Not by what it is….but in how to pick one or the other! So, I’ve picked one of each to show you! Firstly, I have on the Sydney Dress from [QE]! Sidney is fierce and also really pretty! It’s HUD driven with eight colours for the skirt layers and four colours for the top, plus it has three areas to customize. It comes in five standard sizes plus fitted versions for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies. While you’re at the F & F Event grab the hints at each booth, then head to the main store to find your free gift!

Also, at the Fluffy and Fierce Event is Pimp My Sh!t with two fluffy and two fierce tattoos exclusive for the event. I’m wearing the Fluffy Tiger tattoo, in medium ink tone, which is perfectly detailed and compatible with the classic avatars, plus Omega and TMP mesh bodies!

Take a gander at these absolutely stunning pumps!! The Krista Stilettos from NX-Nardcotix come in sixteen colours and are compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet. They have beautiful detail, rich colours, and a unique style that stand out from the rest!

These nail appliers rock! There’s sixteen Pussycat Claws nail applier packs to choose from….and in each pack there’s one claw going to opposite direction, which goes on the thumb…a la kitty cat! Hello Dave always has something fun and exciting to paint your SLink or Omega compatible nails with!

The Miss CoCo hair, browns pack is from Vanity Hair and available at the current round of Hair O Logy.

The Mata Hari, high neck necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery is a must have!

And as always I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya , and the high feet and elegant hands from SLink.

The poses are from the Marilyn Series from an lar [poses].

I made a trip to Hazardous for these pictures.

The Truth is Out There!

The Truth is Out There!

You bet it is! I”m a believer! Aliens? Yea….there’s no way that us humans are the only intelligent beings in the universe! And plus I’ve heard a few stories, from completely believable people, about their close encounters of the second or third kind! Ghosts! Yup…been there and done that! My family lived in an old house that had lots of odd things happen! From strange tapping noises in the night, a hand print on a window that couldn’t be removed, and voices heard on tape recordings that weren’t heard while the taping went on. And there was always that feeling of being watched….I was always scared to be alone in that house. Sasquatch, Yeti, or Bigfoot? I’ve not had any personal encounters with any of them, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there! I don’t think we know about every living thing on this planet yet, though! Loch Ness Monster or Ogopogo? I’m not sure…but again, who knows! By the way, Ogopogo is a serpent like creature that makes it’s home in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia.

I’m a believer! I like to keep an open mind when it comes to things like this! Tune in next time when I talk about conspiracy theories, that always makes for good conversations!

I always like going for a more masculine look! I like ball caps, jean jackets, and a good slouchy guy’s pose! So to make it a little more feminine, I decided on the Parley Boots from FLIPPANT, for my footwear! They have a nice sturdy heel with leather fringe, they’re compatible with classic avatars, SLink high, and Belleza feet, plus, they’re HUD driven with eight colours!

My cool slouchy guy’s pose is Neverwhere from the Die a Little, male/unisex pose set from Le Poppycock! This set of six poses is perfect for the guys, but the girls can rock them too!

My nail appliers are from the Once Bitten 7 pack from Hello Dave! There’s twelve packs of Once Bitten available, each with a different base colour. They’re all mini packs, containing five textures! All Hello Dave nail appliers are SLink and Omega compatible!

The Amie Sweater from Slipper Originals is under my jacket! Which is unfortunate since the back has a huge heart cut out, that really shows off a sexy back! The applier for the top is compatible with SLink, Maitreya, and Omega, plus it comes with a system layer for classic avatars! Applier clothes are sooo versatile!!

The Jessie #13, blacks, hair with a snapback( it’s a ball cap to me) is a really great look! It’s from Besom & Flite and available at the current round of The Arcade Gacha Event!

The Raven Ring Set for the elegant SLink hands is from RealEvil Industires! They’re HUD driven with lots of metal and jewel colour options!

I love the Luxe Box September jeans from Blueberry! As the name says, they’re from the September round of Luxe Box!

The Aria Denim Jacket, Black, RARE is from VIVENINE ryvolter! It’s fitted for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and it’s from a gacha, which is right at the front door to the left when you enter the main store!

As always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the elegant hands and high feet from SLink.

I dropped in at Batterie Beach for these shots!

Fall is Here, In All It’s Glory!

Fall is Here, In All It's Glory!

How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days!

~John Burrows~ naturalist

Indeed, how beautiful autumn is! It’s this time of year that the earth holds on to it’s last bit of summer’s life, only to fall to the ground in the fall breezes! We’ve had a few frosts here so the leaves are quickly turning yellows, browns, and reds! We have a lot of quaking aspen where I am and the gorgeous yellow leaves, white bark, and golden glow of the sun makes for a perfect picture! Tis the season of hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, hot soup and biscuits for lunch, and a warm bunnyhug for the evening stroll with the dogs! Oh…by the way…it’ll always be a bunnyhug…not a hoodie, to me!

I’m dressed for a warm fall day here, with the Emma Cold Shoulder Top from DECOY! I love all the fall colours that are so warm and cozy looking! This top is fitted for the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and comes in eleven colours to choose from, this is the brick tone! It’s available now at Collabor88!!

I just adore these boots! The Boho Boots, Fall Set from More Than Ever are perfectly classic for fall!! There’s no mesh feet needed and they come with a three colour HUD, all gorgeous fall tones! They’re available now at the Spoonful of Sugar Festival, which supports Doctors Without Borders! Ever, from More Than Ever, is generously giving 100% of the price of these boots to the cause!

The new round of the ULTRA Event is on and Le Poppycock has the incredible Neon Lights pose prop set on offer there! The set includes six fantastic poses with accompanying props of walls, floor, and pose balls(if needed. The walls and floor are worn so you can set it all up anywhere you like and it’s all easily editable! Also, the wall and floor are texture change via drop down menu with three texture options! This so easily makes an area to pose for pictures anywhere you happen to be!

I’m wearing one of the nine options from the Dazzle Liner set from Veechi! It’s available at the Cosmetic Fair and is compatible with classic avatars, Genesis Labs(seen here on Nelly 2.0), Logo, Catwa, Lelutka, and now [AK] mesh heads too! My beauty mark is also from Veechi and can be found at the main store!

The Rib Knit Leggings are from Simply Sage and are compatible with Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega compatible mesh bodies! The HUD contains six colours to choose from!

The Sylvia hair is from the light blonds pack from Mina Hair.

Nima’s Fall Leave Necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery.

As always, I’m wearing the Maitreya, Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands from SLink.

Hot Child in the City

Hot Child in the City

So young to be loose and on her own.
Young boys they all want to take her home.
When she comes downtown the boys all stop and stare.
When she comes downtown she walks like she just don’t care,
Yeah.

Hot child in the city,
Hot child in the city,
Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty,
Yeah,
Hot child in the city.

Hot Child In The City by ~Nick Gilder~

I am a country girl through and through….but I’ve spent time in larger cities too, though I’ve always felt a little out of my element! I don’t think I ever stood out as a country hick in the city…hopefully! I’ve been to most major US cities while I was on the road, except one! I never made it into New York City! I kind of regret that now…as I’d love to have seen it, but when I was offered a load of lumber into the inner part of NYC I was a little leery! I had been into inner Chicago with the big truck to make three pick ups and there was low bridges everywhere I turned, it seemed! You’ve probably seen pictures of a truck that’s over 13′ tall trying to get under a bridge that’s only 12′! It’s rather stressful navigating through those kinds of areas! So, I turned down the load to NYC to save myself that stress! One thing that saves me a whole lot of regret, though is knowing that I wouldn’t have seen Times Square or the Empire State Building…I’d have seen some grungy yard full of lumber in a not so favourable part of town! Which is what I mostly saw in all the other major cities I went to! So, NYC is still on my to-do list, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever get there! I haven’t traveled any further than one province over from my home province, in a lot of years! If I do get there though, I want to see a Rangers game in Madison Square Gardens, eat a hotdog on the street from one of the many vendors, and maybe even see where the Twin Towers were. Or maybe I could relive Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, now that would keep me busy!

While I’m on the subject of NYC, take a look at the new skybox from DaD Design! It’s called The Clock Loft skybox and it’s available at the current round of the U L T R A Event! It has a very reasonable land impact and includes an industrial shelf to add to the space. The shelf is copy/mod so you can make a whole bunch of them, if you like! The windows have seven scenes to choose from, all with different areas and lighting of NYC! Love it!

I’m wearing the September group gift(the group is free to join) from #bubbles here and it’s sexy! It’s the Luna Dress which has a lace upper and sheer skirt and it comes in fitted versions for the SLink, TMP, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies and also includes fitmesh sizes! Underneath, I’ve added the High Waist Panties that also has all the same sizing as the dress! The panties are at a super low price!

The poses are from the Modern Condition A & B packs of poses from Le Poppycock! These sets, along with a the Heaven Scent couples pose, are available at the current round of The Chapter Four!

The gorgeous Flowers Tattoo is from Aurica Store! I love the bolero shaped tattoo that isn’t too dark and has lots of pretty flowers!

The Berta hair from Tableau Vivant is available at the current round of Collabor88!

And, as always, I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands and kittne feet from SLink!

As for my surroundings, the bed is the Upcycled Pallet Bed from tarte., which was part of the September Luxe Box. Also from tarte. is the Repurposed Shutter, which is on my right. On the bed is the Ragdoll Cow and Ragdoll Pig, which are from the Ragdoll Animals 2 Collection by !APHORISM!. Also on the bed is the Bric-a-Brac Desk-Phone, RARE from aisling. On my right is the Shoe Clutter, white from Garbaggio, the Greenwich Trunk from Scarlet Creative, and a nice bag, which holds items from O.M.E.N.

500 and Counting!

500 and Counting!

I’m pretty happy to say that this is my 501st blog post since I started officially ‘blogging’! I started doing mini blogs on flickr in March of 2013 and have 800 and some pictures on it…then in October of 2014 I started my blog! I’ve changed a lot since then! I originally said no way to a mesh body….then fell in love the Maitreya, Lara….but I insisted that a mesh head was absolutely not going to happen! Yea…and then Nelly 2.0 by Genesis Labs came along and I admitted to myself that she’s me! When I started, I didn’t know anything about in world lighting or how to get better quality photographs…but with help from my Sistah, I managed to progress! Back in the beginning I wore a lot of system layers and flexi prim attachments…remember the shirt with eighty pieces to attach to every part of the body! You start with the layer..then the collar and the sleeves, then the trim and the bow , or some such thing! And each piece needing to be adjusted to fit! I sure don’t miss those days! Oh…..and don’t get me started on the system skirts! OMG…..I hated those things! Second Life fashion has really changed and all for the better! I don’t look back at my first posts on flickr much…..I cringe when I see them…but I bet in a year I’ll look back on my post today and think things have really changed! Who knows where this Second Life will take me……in a virtual world anything is possible!

I’m really excited about the newly released Knotted Dress from KRALUS! It comes in six colours and each colour comes in three designs with fitted versions for the big three mesh bodies, Maitreya, Belleza, and SLink. This is the Chocolate, Poetry design and I just love the subtle poetry written across it! They’re on sale on Market Place right now for a very low price, and with three dresses in each pack it’s a steal of a deal!

In this round of Designer Showcase there’s something for everyone! I’m wearing the Brianna Shoes in red from Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes! These cute little wedges are available in four colours, along with two colours of the MaryJane Flat, and two colours of the Leila shoe, a comfy deck shoe! They’re all compatible with the SLink and Maitreya feet.

Also at this round of Designer Showcase is the Shari Set in Gold from Baubles! by Phe! The set includes necklace and earrings and is HUD driven with eight gem tones. It comes in gold, silver, and black and is really quite striking!

I love this absolutely adorable Picnic Basket Purse from Anachron. It comes in six designs with each one one containing a version with an animation and one without! These are available at the current round of The Chapter Four, which runs until September 25!! I’ve used the animated version of the Apple purse with a pose from the Marilyn Series of poses from an lar [poses]! The Marylyn set can be found at The Liaison Collaborative, on until September 30.

You can get a good look at the nails from the Little Fall 3 mini pack of nail appliers from Hello Dave if you zoom in on my flickr page! There’s a whole bunch of new fall solids, all in coordinated mini packs, containing 5 colours! I really love solid nail colours, and I think Hello Dave does them up perfectly!

The Valiant hair from .Shi was a gift at this years Hair Fair!

As always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maiterya, the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

I love Gates of Melancholy for great photographs! I always seem to set my windlight for a dusty look….I just love this lighting!