NX-Nardcotix

Recurring Dreams

I’ve always had vivid dreams and through the years I go through recurring dreams that just never seem to stop. I’ve been having this one dream for about 3 years now and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to learn from it or anything, but it seems like I’m not getting the hint if there is one. It all starts with taking a trip somewhere, sometimes I fly, sometimes a bus, and one time it was even in a space ship, I think I watch Ancient Aliens too much! 🙂 So anyway, I’ve gone on this trip and stayed there an undetermined amount of time and as I’m preparing to go back home I realize that I have too much stuff to fit in my luggage. I try to pack up my belongings in the hotel room or wherever I’m staying and I can’t fit it all in. And the bags I brought with me in the first place were too many as it was. I feel this panic inside that I can’t take all my belongings with me and then the panic that if I do get it all packed I’ll never be able to carry it all, which then leads to the worry of being late for my flight or ride or whatever. When I first started having this dream I woke up all sweaty and panicked like it was a life threatening disaster, now I wake up from it just a little unsettled, I think I must be getting used to it. This isn’t the first recurring dream I’ve had for an extended period of time. Back when I was on the road I had a recurring dream about two or three times a week. It was about me losing my teeth….now, I’ll understand if you laugh at that, but it was a weird thing to have happen that often. In the dream I’d put my hands under my mouth and try to catch the teeth as they dropped out. It went on for about a year and then out of the blue, it stopped. I am a believer that dreams are your subconscious trying to tell you something, so I had done some reading on the subject and found out that this dream means that there is something going on in your life that needs fixing, that the status quo isn’t right. Well, when I read that it all made sense. I wasn’t where I was meant to be and once a few major things changed in my life the dreams of my teeth falling out had gone away. So I’m not sure what this one is telling me, but I wish I could just learn my lesson and move on!

So, I’m sitting here on a train platform in Germany with way too much baggage to carry and I had to leave some of my things behind, needless to say it’s like a bad dream! INDUSTRIE is a new event in Second Life and it’s one that I was looking forward to for quite awhile leading up to it. KraftWork is one of the sponsors of it and they have released the U Bahn Backdrops gacha set. This is a set of fictional German train station backdrops, signage and benches and it’s a really neat set. There’s 12 common and one RARE to play for. I’m using the ‘Tramhaltestelle Bahnhof’ backdrop with dark benches and the ‘Meine Fantasie XXX’ sign. INDUSTRIE runs until October 23.

I looked far and wide to gather up the luggage here! I’ll start with the far left, the ‘Travel Luggage’ from ::Tartessos Arts::Furniture is in the back and the ‘suitcase’ is fron is from the ‘Adalyne Autumn Collection from Serenity Style and available at the current round of Tres Chic. Underneath the suitcase is the trunk that holds the ‘Vintage Suitcase’ stack from {what next} which is sitting two seats to the right of me. The ‘hat box’ is from a gacha from Apple Fall, as is the ‘worn suitcase’ behind it, the ‘plaid suitcase’ on the floor in front and the other ‘worn suitcase’ to the right of me on the floor. The large trunk right beside me with the hat box on it is from the ‘Lazy Weekend’ gacha set from ::THOR::. The bag at my feet is the ‘Travel Bag, another version’ from a gacha set that I coudn’t find at the fame femme main store. So I’m not sure if it’s still available.

The pillows are from the ‘Slumber Party’ gacha set from Tres Blah.

And as for my comfortable travelling outfit? It starts with the ‘Laura Sweater’ from erratic. I put one of the six colours of ‘Ribbed Knit Leggings’ from Simply Sage on since I’ll be doing lots of sitting on this trip. The ‘Gideon Boots’ are from NX-Nardcotix and exclusive to Shoetopia. The ‘Arwen Hair’ is from Mina Hair. As always I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And last but not least….the pose! This is a pose from the ‘School Days’ sets A & B from Le Poppycock. The set is actually a pose/prop set with school desks and other education paraphernalia attachments to make yourself young again and goofing off in class. It’s available at the ULTRA event until October 8.

Not All Clutter is Equal

I must admit to not being the best of housekeepers. I prefer being outside, so it gets a little bit neglected in the summer. When I think of clutter in my real life compared to my Second Life clutter, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. What I should do is recreate this photograph in real life! I do happen to have a cardboard box of books ready to go for donation, it’s waiting patiently! And believe it or not, my boots are even beside it, but they’re the boots I wear when I’m out doing animal things, so needless to say there’s a few things stuck on them that I’m sure no one wants to see. I do have a vintage radio I could set beside the boots, it’s red and still works. I don’t have a backpack though, although I could borrow one, but it’s probably almost worn out and in need of repairs. I have a couple houseplants, but the Hoya is really big and has grown into my window blind, so I can’t move it, but the Joshua Tree could sit beside the backpack, and it does look pretty good. I wonder how many Canadians have a Joshua Tree for a house plant? I’ll get one of my tea cups and saucers out to add to the collection, I love my jadeite in the ‘Alice’ pattern by Fire King! I do have a coat rack by my door, but it’s usually covered in hats, toques, and a chore coat. Anything that has the word ‘chore’ in it isn’t photograph material! Now, once it’s all gathered and placed I have to wait a week to get a light coating of dust on it, to make it look like the rest of the things in here! The trick will be getting a windlight for nice shadows, real life windlights just aren’t as good as SL’s!

I started out planning a blog post featuring the ‘Gideon Boots’ from NX-Nardcotix, but after many attempts at getting a pose I liked and an interesting angle I couldn’t seem to get it right and gave up and made them decor! A girl can’t wear her boots 24/7, even though she may want to! They fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet for the women and the feet for the men’s mesh body ‘David‘ also from NX-Nardoctix. Plus there’s an unrigged pair, so pretty much anyone can wear them. They come in 7 colours and are exclusive to Shoetopia! Also from NX-Nardcotix is the ‘Finley Backpack’! It’s rigged for the ‘David’ body and also comes unrigged and this one I’m showing is the ‘static’ version. It also comes in 7 colours of rich and smooth leather. The backpack is exclusive to Men Only Monthly, which runs until October 15.

Also shown here is the ‘Vintage Bakelite Radio’ from KraftWork, the ‘book pile, leather, brown’ from .:revival:., the ‘cardboard box with books’ from [bauwerk], the ‘coat rack’ and ‘firewood basket’ are from Dust Bunny, and the house plants from [what next]. Oh…and the tea cup is from the ‘hard to find set, mint’ from [keke].

I guess I better get working on my housework, maybe Monday! 😀

Plastic Paradise

What is there to say about this plastic world we live in? Everything is disposable, it’s become a ‘throw away’ society. Where is ‘away’ though? It all goes somewhere. Just because it’s not in your possession anymore doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s too easy to toss something that’s not wanted and not worry about where it goes. The truly sad part about a disposable society is that everything then becomes disposable. When human relationships are so easily tossed aside and what used to be important in life has become so much trash, we’re left with a hollow and broken society with values and empathy becoming a thing of the past. Where do we go from here?

That’s kind of depressing, but it’s my thought of the moment. I hope everyone is enjoying their day, regardless of where you are and what time of day it is. It’s an early Saturday morning for me and it’s a nice clear morning out there, but going to be a hot one. But all that is irrelevant because in Second Life it’s always as sunny as you want it to be and everyone is smiling and happy! Well, not all, there’s lots of drama and negativity out there that’s hard to take, but I choose to stay away from it and enjoy my Second Life!

Today’s look is all about plastic, and with good reason. The new round of Collabor88 is open for business and the theme for this month is, you guessed it, ‘Plastic Fantastic’! First off is the ‘Aada Skirts and Jackets’ from LEGAL INSANITY! Don’t be shy girls, they both come with underthings to cover up a bit if you like, so the opacity isn’t a factor in your person comfort! They’re fitted for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies and come in a wide variety of colours. One other thing that you need to know is that this round is the Birthday round for Collabor88, so expect extra long line ups to get in and oodles of guest designers! You’ll find the full gallery of participating designers on the Seraphim website.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Josie Bootie’ from NX-Nardcotix! These are adorable! The main part of the bootie is clear with polka dots and the trim, heel and sole are made of a good sturdy plastic, for your walking enjoyment! There’s ten colours to choose from and they fit the SLink(seen here), Belleza, and Maitreya high feet.

The August releases are out at Argrace and I ran over the pick them up! The ‘SAYAKA’ hair is a wash and wear style that any lover of short hair has to have!

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara(bento hands included) mesh body from Maitreya, along with the high feet from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Journeys’ set of poses from Marukin.

I’m using the ‘Hype-Beast Backdrop 03 from the Hype-Beast’ gacha set from [Bad Unicorn].

Born to Run

Wendy let me in I wanna be your friend
I want to guard your dreams and visions
Just wrap your legs ’round these velvet rims
and strap your hands ‘cross my engines
Together we could break this trap
We’ll run till we drop, baby we’ll never go back
Oh-oh, will you walk with me out on the wire
`Cause baby I’m just a scared and lonely rider
But I gotta know how it feels
I want to know if love is wild
Babe I want to know if love is real

Born to Run ~Bruce Springsteen~

I’m pretty sure he’s not talking about a motorcycle in these lyrics! But, I could be wrong! 🙂

I’m a little short on words today, so I’ll get right to the reason I’m here! The Bree Stilettos are the newest release from NX-Nardcotix, and they’re now in the main store! These classic pumps are available in ten pretty floral prints and will go with a variety of outfits. They’re compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet.

The Rainy Day Dress from Dead Dollz is really effective in keeping the rain off of me, but a little lacking in concealing my body! Which I can’t say is a bad thing!! This is the white version and is exclusively fit for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya. It’s HUD driven to change the colour of the edging.

The Thong Panty from Solange! is my go to undergarment. The fatpack is loaded with colours and the pack includes rigged and unrigged versions for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies along with standard sizes.

I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya here with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins, and the SLink high feet.

I’ve become completely addicted to the home decor and landscaping items from [we’re closed]! I swear I don’t think there’s much left in the main store for me to get! I’m standing on one of the four Rustic Decks that are in the pack.

The pose is from Le Poppycock.

I’m at the beautiful Winters Wind sim, which I will say has a couple vacancies right now, so you can make it your home! I highly recommend it, it’s a little piece of heaven!

Thoughts From an Introvert

I’m an introvert, and I’ve learned a lot about it by following a few Facebook users that share their thoughts about life as an introvert! I saw a post today, in cartoon form, of an astronaut sitting on a rock on the moon, alone of course! The astronaut is in deep thought and then asks, ‘Am I lonely? Or really really happy? I can never be sure!’. I love that! I’ve thought about loneliness and have to admit that there are times that I am lonely. But, the thought of being more social or having more friends is something that just doesn’t appeal to me! I don’t want to socialize more! I hardly socialize now, and I don’t like it when I do. So, why would I need more people in my life? And the thought of living with someone completely terrifies me! In my home, alone, is where I’m truly comfortable, I can’t risk losing this! So how does an introvert, who’s sometimes lonely, deal with this? The idea of being ‘alone together’ is something I could live with! Separate homes, to escape to when alone time is needed, but spending time together and enjoying life as a couple, would be perfect! Oh, and the other person has to be an introvert too! I just can’t live like an extrovert, and survive! I always thought that there’s something wrong with me, not wanting to be around people, and preferring to spend time with my animals. But, there’s nothing wrong with me, I don’t need to learn to be more social, or to just ‘get over it’! I’m me, I’m an introvert, proudly!

I’m in my happy place here, laying in bed, not asleep, but just in deep thought. And while I do enjoy this, there are times that I venture out for some much needed retail therapy! I do enjoy shopping, in real life as well as Second Life, but in real life I need the self check outs, chatting with the cashier is something I just don’t like doing! So, shopping in Second Life is perfect for me! I can do it without talking with anyone, and I don’t have to bag it myself! 🙂 If you’re in need of some retail therapy of your own, I completely recommend Shoetopia! Some of the best shoe makers in Second Life are all in one place, with new and exclusive releases! I’m wearing the Alba Wedge from NX-Nardcotix, here and they’re positively gorgeous! The delicate straps and mid height heel are perfect for the upcoming summer season, or you can get sexy in them, like I am here. They fit the mid foot from SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza and come in eight colours. Shoetopia runs until April 15.

I don’t normally shop for skins, I’m completely dedicated to Sinful Curves Skins, but I did take a bit of time to visit the Skin Fair 2017, on the last day, mind you! I fell in love with the Sweet Rose Tattoo, henna from Nanika! It’s compatible with Omega, and also the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies.

The Selene panties and bra are from Violent Seduction. They were part of a gacha from a previous round of The Epiphany.

The WAKANA hair is from Argrace.

My complete look starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the mid feet and Dynamic hands from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Footnote’ set of poses for women from Le Poppycock.

I’m laying on the Mid Century Bed from Dutchie.