Gathering Storm (part 1 of a series of 4)

Gathering Storm   (part 1 of a series of 4)

This is the first post in a series of four I’m going to be doing, and it’s very personal for me, so please bear with me. These four posts are about how my life has evolved over the years, mentally and emotionally, and how I came to a point where I’ve found an inner strength in me that remains, even though life isn’t always shiny and happy. I’d like to thank Green Adder of IMMERSIV for the incredible poses he’s created for me, the poses perfectly depict the struggles I’ve been through in my life!

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that’s real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything

What have I become
My sweetest friend
Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

‘Hurt’ ~as sung by Johnny Cash~

As for my outfit, I started with the Relaxed Blouse, in taupe, from Tres Blah. I paired with it the Jana Jeans from !APHORISM!. The MAYU hair from Argrace is the perfect breezy hair! And my shoes are the Classic Wingtips from Flite. I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya(including bento hands), and the flat feet from SLink.

I’ll be at Hazardous for the four photos of this series. It’s one of my favourite places to ponder life.

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

I haven’t been to a movie in years, and the last time I went I had no control over the movie we saw! I mean, I’d never seen any of the ‘Sex and the City’ shows, I only had an idea of who the characters were, but there I was sitting in the theater, with two avid SATC viewers, and me in shock from having paid a small fortune on a drink and popcorn! I used to enjoy going to a movie now and then, I saw many of them back in the day. But, now with my complete contentment staying home with my own popcorn and my choice of what to watch, I have no urge to see one in a theater. At home I don’t have someone bumping the back of my chair, I may have some clutter in my house, but my shoe isn’t stuck in an unknown substance under my foot, and at home I don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for a little carton of popcorn and a paper cup of watered down pop. Yea, my days of going to a theater to see a movie may be pretty much over, but that’s not a bad thing! By staying home with a DVD I don’t have to drive home after, if I fall asleep during the movie no one has to nudge me awake when the lights come on and if I don’t like the movie I just saw, I have no one to blame except myself!

For this picture I made a visit to the newly opened The Last Forever sim, and I enjoyed wandering around exploring while I was there. My first stop was at the ‘Palace Movie Theater’ from KraftWork! This building is available now at the current round of Draftsman, and it’s a nicely detailed and functional build! There’s two versions of the building in the pack, one is no modify and the other fully modifiable so you can personalize it any way you like. The movie screen in the mod version can be removed so you can add your own video viewing device. The seating area is really big with fully animated seating, and best of all, there’s no sticky spots on the floor!! Draftsman runs until May 17.

I searched through my extensive Le Poppycock folder and finally found what I was looking for! This pose and prop is from the ‘Idle Fancies’ gacha set and available at the Le Poppycock main store!

I LOVE the Swear Dita Denim Jeans from Lapointe & Bastchild! The detailing is exquisite, the textures perfectly life like, and the fit is curve hugging perfection! I love that the only option to purchase with L&B is the fatpack! I don’t have to struggle with that decision and I know that whatever I’m buying, the fit is perfect and the it’s going to be one of the go-to pieces in my wardrobe!

The Jinx Satin Top is from Rebel Gal and available now at The Epiphany! I love gacha fairs, and The Epiphany is a great one, but all the unboxing drives me crazy! I feel like the item is in a little Russian doll that always has a smaller one inside, and it’s never going to end! But, so worth the effort when the item is finally revealed and I can ooh and aah at it’s beauty! 😀

Also from The Epiphany is the Lariat Necklace 12 from etham. I like it’s simplicity and minimalistic look!

The Arwen hair is from Mina Hair.

And as a always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tome from Sinful Curves Skins. I’ve added one of the nine options from the Mag Shadows eye shadow pack from Veechi to highlight my eyes a bit. I’m wearing the Lara mesh body, including bento hands, from Maitreya.

Young Scotty

Young Scotty

They said, “He won’t be any trouble, at all!”. “Just give him a snack before bed time and he sleeps through the night!”, they said! And when they said, “We need a little favour!” is when I should have slammed down the phone and run to the basement and hid! I know better than to agree to babysitting! I didn’t do it when I was a teenager, why the heck would I want to do it at this age? There’s nothing I like about children! I don’t think they’re cute and I don’t want to hold them. I don’t want to hug them goodnight or let them kiss my cheek! And ‘Young Scotty’ is no exception! So, I may be a little immature here, but this is what he makes me want to do! I’m sure kids are like dogs, your own are always the smartest and cutest! Well, I’ll stick with my dogs, who are the smartest and cutest, of course!!

In all honesty, I’ve held one child in my life! I found it stressful and it cried, so no one came out the winner in that meeting! I’ve never diapered a baby, or fed one. I’ve not bathed one or even made goofy faces at one! I’m completely comfortable with children, once they get to about 16 or 17 years old! I guess I wasn’t meant to be a mother, but I have enjoyed helping many new lives into this world, all of them of the animal kind! And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

The Pose Fair 2017 is still open, and will be until April 28! [KoKoLoReS] has a couple of bento capable pose packs exclusive to it! The Photo Booth 1 and 2 packs each have six poses, and their mirrors, all with really expressive hand poses. I’m using the ‘urgh’ pose here from pack 1. Both packs are lots of fun, with lots of ways to take some great pictures with them!

I’m wearing the Quilted Crop Top from Tetra, here! I couldn’t make up my mind what colour to get…….you probably know what that means! Yes, it was the fatpack for me!! I love it’s fit, and with the new bento hands from Maitreya I don’t have to worry about my hands not fitting in the sleeves!

I was at Shiny Shabby early in it’s run and grabbed the Stella Old Jeans from Legal Insanity, and I think I just found my new favourite jeans! They’re snug, so you may want to lay on the bed and use a pair of pliers to get the zipper up, but it’s so worth it!! 😛

I’ve made a few trips to the new round of The Epiphany and have found it hard to stay away from the gacha set from Meva! it’s rings and nails for the Maitreya bento hands and all of them are gorgeous!

My hair is Anime 05 from Dura Hair. I love this one!

I’m wearing the Circle Choker from Bokeh! This is the Fabric version and it also comes in leather.

My manicure is from the ‘French Ready’ nail set from Hello Dave, which is Maitreya, SLink, and Omega compatible.

And as always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins! Along with the Lara mesh body, including hands, from Maitreya!

The Living Room Set is from Gracefully Wicked! The ‘Framed Photos’ picture frame is from Bokeh, too.

My tattoo was created by the lovely Wistful Msctavish of Flippant.

Oh, and lets not forget about ‘Young Scotty’! That’s the name I gave him!! He’s from Velvet Inferno and was a gift from my favourite sister, Gillian Galicia! She thought she was so funny!

His Eyes

His Eyes

I’m at home, it’s the time of day when everything is winding down, it’s quiet, and it’s nice to have a few moments to sit and let my mind wander to wherever it wants. The music is playing softly, one of my favourite songs which I softly sing along with, feeling the lyrics. I’ve changed out of my work clothes and have donned a little swimsuit, enjoying the warm, late afternoon sun on my skin. There’s a slight breeze blowing, gentle on my face, and I close my eyes, deeply inhaling the salty ocean air. I have found heaven, and my mind stills for the first time of the day. I begin to sense I’m not alone and I open my eyes and smile, feeling his eyes on me. I continue to enjoy my quiet time, letting him watch my daily routine of relaxing and finding that peaceful feeling inside of me. When I can’t resist anymore, I look towards the cabin windows and our eyes meet!

Slipper Originals has released a gorgeous set of peep toes that are pretty much the closest to free as you can get! The April Peeptoes fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet and are 100% mesh. The soft spring tones on a white background draw the eyes to the feet and lengthen the legs. You can find this deal only on Market Place!

The ‘Languish’ pose is one of the commons from the ‘Radiance’ gacha set from .:Deep Bubble:. and available at the Pose Fair 2017.

The Cut Tinykini, black, RARE is from EMPIRE and available at The Epiphany. It’s a swimsuit that covers only the bare necessities! When I first saw the bra I immediately thought of Star trek and the insignia on their uniforms! 😀

I love this short wind blown style hair. It’s MAYU from Argrace.

I’m out enjoying the sunshine on my dock from [we’re CLOSED] and the Beach Mat from IMMERSIV. The Beach Mat is available in adult and PG versions and has poses for guys, girls, and couples.

My whole look starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. As well as the Lara mesh body(with bento hands) from Maitreya and the high feet from SLink.

Lollipop

Lollipop

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop

Lollipop lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop, lollipop
Oh lolli lolli lolli, lollipop

Lollipop ~Chordettes~

I like to share lyrics that mean something to me, ones that I relate to and that make me feel a certain emotion. These lyrics? Not so much! They come from a time when deep and intense lyrics weren’t as common, but then again maybe whoever wrote them thought they were completely representative of their life at the time. *shrugs* Who knows! They lack depth and meaning, for me, but they’re catchy! I hadn’t heard this song until the movie ‘Stand By me’ came out, it was part of the soundtrack and it wasn’t long before I sang along to it whenever I heard it. It feels like yesterday that ‘Stand By Me’ was new, it’s such a wonderful movie and about the only one I like which is based on a story by Stephen King! But, sadly lots of time has passed since it was new, River Phoenix is gone, Corey Feldman has had lots of issues and never really became the actor I was expecting, Will Wheaton’s had a fairly good career, but I know him more for The Family Guy when Stewie pronounces his name like he says ‘cool whip’! That cracks me up! And of course, there’s Vern, played by Jerry O’Connell, who did very well for himself in later years. Kiefer Sutherland was the super cool, ‘Ace’, who had loads of bad boy charisma, and has been the most successful of the bunch! He’s always been the perfect bad guy in movies! I remember watching “Stand By Me’ and “The Lost Boys’ with my sister many times over the years. Of course, that also was a long time ago! Now it would make more sense for us to watch ‘The Golden Girls’, since we are a little bit older than we were then!! I think you’re perfect for Bea Arthur’s part, Gillian! 😀

I’ll start with the new releases from [KoKoLoReS] and featured at the April round of the Cosmetic Fair, which runs until April 30. The Naru hair with the star attachment(there’s a version without stars included) and the Starface mesh attachment are both exclusive to the event. This hair colour is from HUD 1 and the stars are HUD driven with four colour options. I love this cute bob style that frames the face nicely and isn’t all perfectly neat! I like the little touch of messy!

This lollipop and pose are part of the fatpack from the Silhouette Bento pose set from FOXCITY and available at the Pose Fair ’17. The fatpack includes seven poses, all really intricate and unique poses showing great use of the bento hands, which are the Maitreya bento hands here. The Pose Fair ’17 runs until the end of the month.

The gorgeous eye make up is one of the nine options from the Glitter Cut Crease Liner from Veechi! It’s Logo, Lelutka, and Catwa compatible.

My eyes are the Omega compatible Steampunk Eyes from .ARISE., this is the ‘Floor’ texture.

The Velvet Choker is from Eclat and available at the current round of uber.

You can just see the straps of the PoisPois Dress, white from Dead Dollz, and available at Bloom, Springtime Market and Gacha Grove.

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with my all time favourite Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.