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March of the Penguins

March of the Penguins

‘There is a mysterious ritual that dates back thousands of years. No living creature has survived it except the penguin. They have wings but cannot fly. They’re birds that think they’re fish. And every year, they embark on a nearly impossible journey to find a mate. For twenty days and twenty nights the emperor penguin will march to a place so extreme it supports no other life. In the harshest place on Earth love finds a way. This is the incredible true story of a family’s journey to bring life into the world.’

March of the Penguins‘ ~narrated by Morgan Freeman~

I’ve linked a song from the March of the Penguins OST, and there you can see some scenes from the film. It’s really an amazing glimpse into a part of nature that’s not often seen. And who doesn’t love anything Morgan Freeman narrates, he could narrate the back of a cereal box and make it interesting. Everytime an ad for Visa comes on TV I have to stop and listen to it, just to bathe in the beauty of his voice! 😀

I think I’m the alpha penguin in this picture, if there is such a thing…..or maybe these 3 are just imprinted on me and if that’s the case I’m more than happy to lead them. I’m using the ‘Penguin Crossing’ pose/prop from the ‘Starry Night’ gacha set from Le Poppycock in this shot. The prop consists of these penguins and a ‘penguin crossing’ sign, both wearable so you can pose wherever you want without worrying about rezzing anything. The gacha is available right now at The Liaison Collaborative, which runs until December 26.

I’m wearing the ‘Lexi Engineer Boots’ from Lapointe & Bastchild and the ‘Zipper Skinny Jeans’ from Maitreya.

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All Of The Stars

All Of The Stars

It’s just another night
And I’m staring at the moon
I saw a shooting star
And thought of you
I sang a lullaby
By the waterside and knew
If you were here
I’d sing to you
You’re on the other side
As the skyline splits in two
Miles away from seeing you

But I can see the stars from America
I wonder, do you see them too?

So open your eyes and see
The way our horizons meet
And all of the lights will lead
Into the night with me
And I know these scars will bleed
But both of our hearts believe
All of these stars will guide us home

I can hear your heart
On the radio beat
They’re playing ‘Chasing Cars’
And I thought of us
Back to the time
You were lying next to me
I looked across and fell in love
So I took your hand
Back through lamp-lit streets and knew
Everything led back to you

So can you see the stars over Amsterdam?
Hear the song my heart is beating to?

So open your eyes and see
The way our horizons meet
And all of the lights will lead
Into the night with me
And I know these scars will bleed
But both of our hearts believe
All of these stars will guide us home

All Of The Stars‘ ~Ed Sheeran~

I was thinking of songs with stars in them, for obvious reasons, and the only one I could think of was, ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’, but I tossed that one out the door right away. I found the version done by Pinocchio and decided there’s no way I’m going to credit him as the singer of a song, lying little bast…….umm…..guy! 😀 Anyway, I decided on this Ed Sheeran song, it hits fairly close to home for me. Plus, not only can he write and sing incredibly well, he beats the heck out of Pinocchio, not literally though…….that I know of! 😀

I’ve got a couple stops for you to make while out shopping today! First is at ~uber~, you’re there for the ‘Yule Sweater Dress’ from *Just BECAUSE*. It’s fitted for the major mesh bodies and comes in 26 colours, and with the interesting tree line around the hips and a hem that comes just above mid thigh, it’s sexy too! The neckline has perfectly detailed lacing with grommets, both with colour change options. ~uber~ runs until December 22.

Your second stop is at the December round of The Liaison Collaborative for the ‘Starry Night’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. I’m using the ‘Hearts Desire’ pose with heart prop, with the set consisting of 14 commons and all are perfect! Don’t be surprised if you eventually see all 14 right here. TLC runs until December 26.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

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’ve added an eye shadow from the ‘Nacre’ set from WarPaint*.

I’m at Winter’s Hollow for this pretty winter scene.

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Walls

Walls

I can’t get there on my own
You can’t leave me here alone
I’m just trying to do what’s right
Oh a man ain’t a man ‘less he’s fought the fight

I could never point you out
Waste of space in a faceless crowd
Tell me what I have to say
If you know what’s right, then you’ll walk away

When the walls come down
When the walls come down
When the walls come down
When the walls come down

One by one I’ve seen em fall
Some just don’t show up at all
I’m just here to fight the fire
Oh a man ain’t a man ‘less he has desire

And the walls come down
And the walls come down
When the walls come down
When the walls come down

You tore out my heart
And you threw it away
The western girl with eastern eyes
Took a wrong turn and found surprise awaits
Now there’s nothing in the way
In the way
In the way
In the way

When the walls come down
When the walls come down
When the walls come down
When the walls come down

You tore out my heart
You threw it away
The western girl with eastern eyes
Took a wrong turn and found surprise awaits
Now there’s nothing in the way
In the way

Walls‘ ~Kings of Leon~

I don’t really have anything to talk about today, this song is one of my favourites from Kings of Leon. What I will talk about though is the fact that when I logged in-world this morning I was greeted by a message from Toast Bard of {fashionably dead} that contained a fatpack of the ‘Cozy Shorts’! I’d entered the Facebook contest awhile ago, and since I don’t enter many I’d forgotten all about it! Needless to say I got a little excited, opened up that package and instantly fell in love with them. I paired them with the ‘Slinky Sweater’, also from {fd}, and think I look pretty damn fine! They’re both rigged for the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies and come in a wide range of rich colours. *whispers*’but just get the fatpack, you won’t be sorry’. 😀

This hair is ‘H531’ from tram. And BTW, I always get HUD A from tram….it’s a really nice variety of colours.

As usual my look starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is one of ten from ‘Pack 90’ from Overlow Poses.

I would like to point out that I’m standing in front of one my all time favourite portraits of me from Vrir. ♥♥♥

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Bad Day

Bad Day

Where is the moment we needed the most
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost
They tell me your blue skies fade to grey
They tell me your passion’s gone away
And I don’t need no carryin’ on

You stand in the line just to hit a new low
You’re faking a smile with the coffee to go
You tell me your life’s been way off line
You’re falling to pieces every time
And I don’t need no carryin’ on

‘Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

Well, you need a blue sky holiday
The point is they laugh at what you say
And I don’t need no carryin’ on

You had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
The camera don’t lie
You’re coming back down and you really don’t mind
You had a bad day

(oh, on a holiday)

Sometimes the system goes on the blink
And the whole thing turns out wrong
You might not make it back and you know
That you could be well, oh, that strong
And I’m not wrong

(yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

So where is the passion when you need it the most
Oh, you and I
You kick up the leaves and the magic is lost

‘Cause you had a bad day
You’re taking one down
You sing a sad song just to turn it around
You say you don’t know
You tell me don’t lie
You work at a smile and you go for a ride
You had a bad day
You’ve seen what you like
And how does it feel for one more time
You had a bad day
You had a bad day

‘Bad Day‘ ~Daniel Powter~

I chose this song, not because I had a bad day, but more because it was so close to being one that I want to mock it and say ‘Not today, Satan, not today!’. I was up, I was down….then up…..and down again…..then now that the daytime’s turning to evening I just don’t care anymore. It is what it is, I’m just going to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Onward and upward, one could say. So as I go into this fine Sunday evening, I won’t think about it having been another day of fog and cloud……or the fact that it’s supposed to be that way again tomorrow…..or that it’s now been 3 straight days of fog and I can’t remember when I last saw the sun. Because as long as I’m not pushing up daisies…..it’s all good!

Just a simple picture today, much like any other random picture featuring Liz-view. I’m wearing the ‘Kate’ cover up in white,sheer from /erratic/. The ‘G1113’ hair is from tram, and as always, the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Reluctance to Walk’ from Del May.

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A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be
I got heartaches in my pocket
I got echoes in my head
And all that I keep hearing
Are the cruel cruel things that you said
I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be
Oh, I

I got bruises on my memory
I got tear stains on my hands
And in the mirror there’s a vision
Of what used to be a man
I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be
I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don’t matter to me
‘Cause I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
And there’s no place I want to be
Oh I’m
I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
I’m a thousand miles from nowhere
I’m a thousand, I’m a thousand, I’m a thousand

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere ~Dwight Yoakam~

After reading the lyrics to this song a few times there’s a couple things wrong! First, I honestly don’t think tears leave stains, I don’t think there’s a surface I’ve not cried on and I’ve never left stains, including on my hands. I’m not sure a memory can be bruised…..many things can be, an ego, an apple, and a shin from hitting the coffee table while walking in the dark…but not a memory! Plus, I look in the mirror every day and have never seen a man in it! Oh I know that’s all lame, but I can’t always be original and entertaining, so cut me some slack! 😛 One thing I do know after watching this video is that Dwight Yoakam’s leather pants are tighter on him than the leather ever was when it was a hide on a cow!

This is a picture I took today at Delicatessen_Tell Me a Story. I crashed a few times and would have like to try a few more windlights, but I ran out of time and was happy enough with this one to show it to you.

I’m wearing the ‘Sabina Blouse’ from Tetra. It’s been at Collabor88, but should be at the main store soon.

The ‘Kare’ hair from Truth Hair was a previous VIP gift, not sure if it’s still available, though.

You can see the interesting waistline of the ‘Vanessa Pants’ from *Just BECAUSE*. These fit perfectly, and you can’t see it, but I’m wearing thigh high boots with them, believe it or not! There’s a version for wearing boots, which make them a must have!

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink, which is in the process of rebranding to Oxydate!

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

The pose is ‘Composed’ by Del May.