Crash & Burn

Crash & Burn

hours spent trying to get a picture – 6

cups of coffee consumed during this time – 7

crashes while attempting to take a picture – 11

final shot in only one take – priceless

It was a day of agony for me in Second Life! I woke up with the hopes of getting a picture done and the blog post posted all before noon. But, SL had a different idea. Either Second Life was super glitchy today or my signal sucked, but either way it made life in SL painful, very painful. I had the pose picked out, the outfit done, and I even knew where I was going to take the picture. so needless to say when I crashed on my first attempt I was a little miffed. It wasn’t just a freeze up…it was an all out boot, gone, outa here. And so I log in and try again, because at first it could just be a minor issue….it does happen to me….so I wasn’t alarmed at all. I get back in, all set up and have the angle right……and poof….gone again! Well, I’m patient and determined so I’ll give it another go! And again……so after a few times I gave up, pretending I didn’t want to take a picture anyway. I did some browsing and visited the new round of N21, which is always a good event. I tried again a little later in the day and since I now have the location and wind light and everything all chosen, it doesn’t take long to get ready. This time it slows down, I get the little round spinny thing telling me to wait and I’m hoping, with fingers crossed, and…….it’s gone! Needless to say, I did more shopping and even though I should have been doing something productive, I just wasn’t in the mood. It came to a total of 11 crashes during several attempts during the day. But, at one point, the photo gods were in my favour. I carefully got everything set, hoping it would work, but not expecting it to, and lo and behold! Eureka!!!! We have lift off!! Arms in the air…it’s up and it’s good!! Ok….ahem…I got a little carried away there, but with the day I’ve had I felt such relief. I’m not sure if all the effort was worth it, I thought a few things could have been tweaked, but there was no way I’m trying it again. I just want to get this done, and call it a day. 😀

I have a few things going on in this one, and for a girl that doesn’t like heights….I’m at it again. I’m balancing on the balustrade, concentrating hard trying not to fall. I know it’s not the fall that hurts, it’s the landing…..but I want to avoid both of those if I can.

So lets start, shall we? I have two things to show you from the September round of Men Only Monthly! First off, is the pose. This is pose 2 from the ‘Egypt’ set of bento poses from Animosity, I will specify that they are intended for men, but I can make them work with just a few tweaks to my shape. The set includes a nice variety of poses, 6 in total, and ranging from stands, balancing, and sitting or laying. They’re the perfect set for enjoying a fall evening on the balcony. MOM runs until October 15.

Also at Men Only Monthly, is the ‘Mjolnirr Necklace’ from !NFINITY. It’s known as ‘Thor’s hammer’ and it’s the weapon that ‘Thor’, from Norse mythology, carries in to war. Thor is the god of thunder, lightening, wind, rain, and oak trees, so I don’t think it’s a great idea to p**s him off! Anyway, the necklace is unrigged mesh, scripted to resize and comes in three metals with each metal having 3 cord options.

I’m wearing the September VIP group gift from [KoKoLoReS], here, and it’s always been one of my faves. It’s ‘Jin’ and it’s unrigged mesh with the VIP gift HUD including 6 versatile colours. You’ve got until the end of the month to pick it up and if you’re not a VIP I do suggest you become one! A one time fee of 250L$ you’ll get a monthly gift, and I do mean a regular monthly gift! Well worth it!

The ‘Cozumel, royal blue’ is from Emery. I think I look a little disheveled with a nice and casual bed head and bit of a wrinkly top! This is pretty darn close to me in RL! 😀

I had lost this cute little kitty tattoo in my inventory for quite awhile, but I stumbled upon it the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It’s the ‘Black Cat tattoo’ from Carol G Tattoo. I think it was part of a ‘Bish Box’ and I looked on MP and in the main store but couldn’t find it! So, I’m not sure if it’s available!

The ‘Dita Denim Shorts’ are from Lapointe & Bastchild.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. My mesh eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

I found out about Arranmore from a friend and I’m going to be doing more exploring in the next month or so. I know there’s a tent with really creepy clowns in it. I’m sure they float down there. 😀

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