What a Beautiful Mess!

A virtual girl's guide to Second Life fashion!

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Breathe Me

Breathe Me

Help, I have done it again
I have been here many times before
Hurt myself again today
And the worst part is there’s no one else to blame

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Ouch, I have lost myself again
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found,
Yeah, I think that I might break
Lost myself again and I feel unsafe

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Be my friend
Hold me, wrap me up
Unfold me
I am small and needy
Warm me up
And breathe me

Breathe Me‘ ~Sia~

This song says it all today, it speaks for me. I’m so lucky to have a man in my life who does all of these, and more…..freely. ♥

The newest release from Carol G Tattoo Studio is the ‘Aura’ tattoo exclusive to the Dubai Event. The front is as beautiful as the back and there’s more on the wrists and arms to make it complete. It’s a highly complex work or art and every time I look at it I see different details not seen on first glance. It comes in black(seen here), henna, and blue and is compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything Omega driven.

The ‘H0531’ hair is from tram.

And I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Vrir and I are using the ‘She’s Like a Fox’ couples pose from Ana Poses. It’s a pose we could really feel with it’s gentleness and comfort.

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The Stand

The Stand

All our times have come
Here but now they’re gone
Seasons don’t fear the reaper
Nor do the wind, the sun or the rain… we can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

La la la la la
La la la la la

Valentine is done
Here but now they’re gone
Romeo and Juliet
Are together in eternity… Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday… Like Romeo and Juliet
40,000 men and women everyday… Redefine happiness
Another 40,000 coming everyday… We can be like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper
Baby take my hand… don’t fear the reaper
We’ll be able to fly… don’t fear the reaper
Baby I’m your man…

La la la la la
La la la la la

Love of two is one
Here but now they’re gone
Came the last night of sadness
And it was clear she couldn’t go on
Then the door was open and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared… saying don’t be afraid
Come on baby… and she had no fear
And she ran to him… then they started to fly
They looked backward and said goodbye… she had become like they are
She had taken his hand… she had become like they are
Come on baby… don’t fear the reaper

(Don’t Fear) The Reaper‘ ~Blue Oyster Cult~

Vrir and I have discovered we have an uncanny amount things in common, and a love for Stephen King books are one of them! The Stand has always been my favourite, the storytelling is superb, the characters are completely believable, and it’s the ultimate good vs evil story. It’s a long one, but when I’m finished it I’m sorry it’s over. I’ve read it a countless number of times, the old original paperback is my favourite one to read, although I do have the expanded version in hardcover, and have read it too. With it having been made into a movie and mini series, I’ve managed to avoid watching either and I don’t plan to. For me, Stu, Larry, Glen, Tom, and Nick will always be as I see them in my minds eye, because there’s no actor that could do them justice. Molly Ringwald being cast as ‘Fran’ is a prime example…..I mean……Molly Ringwald?…..wtf! 😀 So, here’s my version of our re-creation of the book cover of ‘The Stand’…..we had a lot of fun doing it, but there was no way I going to let him kiss me in that getup!

For my ‘good’ outfit I have the ‘End of Days Tunic’ from !APHORISM!, the ‘Medievil Female Boots, Light’ from Caverna Obscura, and the ‘Shortfall’ hair from the ‘Falling’ gacha set by Tableau Vivant. My pose is from ‘The White Wolf’ set of poses from POSEIDON and Vrir’s pose is from the ‘Yandere’ set from Le Poppycock.

We’re at Mother Road for this desert shot!

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What Does the Fox Say?

What Does the Fox Say?

Dog goes woof, cat goes meow.
Bird goes tweet, and mouse goes squeak.
Cow goes moo. Frog goes croak, and the elephant goes toot.
Ducks say quack and fish go blub, and the seal goes ow ow ow.
But there’s one sound that no one knows…
What does the fox say?

Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
What the fox say?
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
Wa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pow!
What the fox say?
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
Hatee-hatee-hatee-ho!
What the fox say?
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
Joff-tchoff-tchoff-tchoffo-tchoffo-tchoff!
What the fox say?

Big blue eyes, pointy nose, chasing mice, and digging holes.
Tiny paws, up the hill, suddenly you’re standing still.

Your fur is red, so beautiful, like an angel in disguise.
But if you meet a friendly horse, will you communicate by mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse, mo-o-o-o-orse?
How will you speak to that h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse, h-o-o-orse?
What does the fox say?!

Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
Jacha-chacha-chacha-chow!
What the fox say?
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
Fraka-kaka-kaka-kaka-kow!
What the fox say?
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
A-hee-ahee ha-hee!
What the fox say?
A-oo-oo-oo-ooo!
Woo-oo-oo-ooo!
What does the fox say?!

The secret of the fox, ancient mystery.
Somewhere deep in the woods, I know you’re hiding.
What is your sound? Will we ever know?
Will always be a mystery what do you say?

You’re my guardian angel hiding in the woods.
What is your sound?
A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum a-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum
Will we ever know?
A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum
I want to, I want to, I want to know!
A-bubu-duh-bubu-dwee-dum
Bay-buh-day bum-bum bay-dum

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)‘ ~Ylvis~

These are the deepest and most meaningful lyrics I’ve heard…….who can’t truly feel this! 😛 I jest of course, although I sat listening to the song wondering if there’s a meaning in there that I can’t quite grasp, so deep that I can’t see it. Taken at face value I had to admit that I’d not heard a fox make any sound at all, even though there was a little family living in the yard a few years back. It was a mother with 2 kits and soo cute, and I saw them frequently, but they were always silent. But, one thing I did know, is that it made none of the sounds that this song implies they might say. I never saw them dancing or heard these weird sounds, that I’m sure their physical make up wouldn’t even allow them to form. Part of me wants to give this song the benefit of the doubt and admit that it must mean more than it seems, what was the songwriter thinking while writing these lyrics and what was the motivation. Maybe the only answer is drugs……who knows……back in the day when a song had lyrics that made no sense to the general population it was understood that drugs may have been a factor in it’s creation. But, whatever the heck this song means, or doesn’t mean, it’s catchy as all get out…..and although I don’t have a fox costume……I might be guilty of making these sounds and attempting to dance……but I won’t confirm that in any way. 😀

I took this picture in one take…….which sounds impressive…..for me to only take one shot is such a rarity! But, it’s not because I captured it perfectly the first time, nope…….I would much rather have kept working with the scene because I know it’s missing something, but I had done something to make the SL gods unhappy with me yesterday. First off, after I got set up…..put my graphics to ultra and was ready to shoot….I hit the wrong button and plunged off the deck and into the water. Needless to say I said a few well chosen words. I got out of the water…..back in the same place and same view and managed this shot……I changed a few things…..ready for the next click and I crashed. Not a long slow crash where I had time to agonize about it, it was one of those crashes that it just shuts down…no warning….SL is just gone. I came back in-world and didn’t have the energy to try again….so I went with this one. Not perfect, but I like it.

The sweater, of which the bag and hands are a part of, is from the ‘Winter’ gacha set from =Zenith=. It’s an older set, but it’s new to me. The ‘Autumn Long Boots’ are also from =Zenith=, and they’re timeless!

The newly released ‘Ivy’ hair is from Stealthic! It’s a gorgeous curly updo that has a styling HUD and comes unrigged for perfect fitting. It’s available now at Kustom9.

The pose is from the ‘Keely’ set of poses from Imitation.

As always I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at the gorgeous Black Bayou Lake sim for this shot!

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Je T’aime Till My Dying Day

Je T'aime Till My Dying Day

– Do you love me too… –
– Do you, do you, do you love me too –
Je t’aime, je t’aime mon amour
– Do you really love me –
Je t’aime
I’ll always love you
Till my dying day.

Je T’aime Till My Dying Day‘ ~Enigma~

I’m tempted to give a short list of credits for this picture and song, thinking that it says it all with nothing more needed. But then…….I was thinking about Second Life poses and how important they are and decided to talk a bit about that. First off though….one thing about an AO, they can be used as a pose and if you wait for that fraction of a second where the body is completely aligned perfectly, it can have stunning results. I rarely do this, mainly because I don’t have the timing…..or the patience for the perfect opportunity to come around again. It’s why I rarely photograph others, I need the stars to align correctly in the entire universe to get a shot I can live with. I’ve been using the same AO for a lot of years, I have tons of new bento ones, but none seem like ‘Liz’ like the one I always use…..btw….has anyone ever tried copying their AO in real life? If not……then don’t….it’s not good! 😀 Anyway, poses……….they’ve always been my Second Life fascination…even before I had a need for them. I love to watch Liz pose in all kinds of ways, and I’m super lucky that Vrir’s happy to pose with me for all the time I need to get a shot. I don’t consider myself a ‘photographer’ per se…….I just say I dabble…..but for me the pose is one of the top 3 things that makes a good photograph. Oh…believe me…..I don’t consider mine all good….but I always try. Anyway……the pose, the angle, and the lighting…….those are the big 3 things to work on, for me……..and if all 3 of those things come together in perfect symmetry…..then there’s a good chance for a great shot. Of course……I have a lot of luck with very little planning, mostly…….I cross my fingers……keep doing things until it feels right…. and then edit the crap out of it! That sometimes works too! 😀

So this shot is all about the pose…….it’s couples bento pose C.10(Ultra RARE), from IntoXx. I think the emotions it conveys will depend on the couple in the pose. Vrir and I talked about what we felt the mood is and we had differing views…..neither wrong or right….just different….so I think who you are as a couple is what you’ll see and feel in this one. The gacha set consists of 5 commons, 2 RARE and 1 Ultra RARE….male, female and couples included. IntoXx now has a store at the Voodoo in My Blood sim, too!

My all time favourite tram hair is ‘G1204’.

The question mark tattoos are ‘Enigma’ from Queen oF Ink.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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An Ocean Apart

An Ocean Apart

Hold on to the thread
The currents will shift
Glide me towards you
Know something’s left
And we’re all allowed
To dream of the next
Oh the next… time we touch……….

You don’t have to stray
Two oceans away
Waves roll in my thoughts
Hold tight the ring…
The sea will rise…
Please stand by the shore…

I will be…
I will be…
There once more………

Oceans‘ ~Pearl Jam~

Just a song today…..it’s been awhile since I’ve shared an Eddie Vedder or Pearl Jam song, so here’s one of my favourites from PJ!

The newest bento pose from Shadow’s Poses is called ‘Miss You’ and it shows the strong emotion of missing someone. It can be so strong it brings a person to their knees and tears pour down like rain!

I’m wearing the ‘Amara Bath Towel’ in ivory from /erratic/.

The ‘Ascension’ hair is from Stealthic.

I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The rain is rain on the window is from the Milk Motion.