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Wolves Without Teeth

Wolves Without Teeth

Open my chest and colour my spine
I’m giving you all
I’m giving you all
Swallow my breath
And take what is mine
I’m giving you all
I’m giving you all
I’ll be the blood
If you’ll be the bones
I’m giving you all
I’m giving you all
So lift up my body
And lose all control
I’m giving you all
I’m giving you all
You hover like a hummingbird
Haunt me in my sleep
You’ll sailing from another world
Sinking in my sea, oh
You’re feeding on my energy
I’m letting go of it
She wants it
And I run from wolves, ooh
Breathing heavily
At my feet
And I run from wolves, ooh
Tearing into me
Without teeth
I can see through you
We are the same
It’s perfectly strange
You run in my veins
How can I keep you
Inside my lungs
I breathe what is yours
You breathe what is mine
You hover like a hummingbird
Haunt me in my sleep
You’ll sailing from another world
Sinking in my sea, oh
You’re feeding on my energy
I’m letting go of it
He wants it
And I run from wolves, ooh
Breathing heavily
At my feet
And I run from wolves, ooh
Tearing into me
Without teeth
And you can follow
You can follow me
You can follow
You can follow me
You hover like a hummingbird
Haunt me in my sleep
You’re sailing from another world
Sinking in my sea, oh
“You’re feeding on my energy
I’m letting go of it” she once said
And I run from wolves, ooh
Breathing heavily
At my feet
And I run from wolves, ooh
Tearing into me
Without teeth

Wolves Without Teeth‘ ~Of Monsters And Men~

I just finished breakfast, toast and jam for today, and I’ve got 8 tabs open in Google Chrome, I’m listening to YouTube and I’ve been avoiding WordPress for the last 45 minutes, knowing I have a blog post started and don’t have a clue what to write with it. I have a song……..and this is my new favourite song! I absolutely LOVE ‘Of Monsters and Men’, their lyric videos are completely captivating and this one is stunning. A pair of twins who look so much alike, but by mid song you can see the differences are many. The lyrics are mesmerizing and the singing incredible, and this is one of those songs that touches me. I think it’s the perfect song for this intimate moment with Vrir.

My hair is ‘Yumi’ by [monso] and I’m wearing the ‘Bobbi’ bodysuit by Asteria.

The pose is ‘Yours….’ by CKEY Poses.

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Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
“Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please

Black Velvet‘ ~Alannah Myles~

Isn’t this just about one of the sexiest songs there is? It goes back a few years, well way more than a few, but to me it’s as good today as it was back then. Alanah Myles is Canadian, if anyone is interested in that bit of trivia! Hey….speaking of trivia……..from my point of view as someone who knew life well before the days of having Google at my fingertips 24/7/365, …….one thing that having that level of access to information has taken away is the debate! You know those conversations where I say it was so-and-so in a movie, but you argue that it was that other guy. We then embark on a heated exchange about why I’m right and you’re wrong. All anyone has to do now is plug the name in your smartphone and voilè….instant answer. It completely negates the need for a face to face discussion, that can make a person laugh, get annoyed, or even mad while trying to convince the other of their opinion. It’s too bad, because it was always a great way to learn about someone, practice your debate skills, and it was fun! Nowadays the question is posed……both parties agree they’re not sure about the answer and both then refer to the smartphone for the answer. What fun is that……that’s just wanting instant gratification……..and there’s so much more that can come out of that. Back in the day it would have been really nice to have the answer eventually, but now it’s way too easy. I make a point of not letting anyone get the answer until it’s been discussed completely and we can at least have some face-to-face exchanges. Sure, everyone went around singing the wrong lyrics of their favourite songs all the time, but that just made life interesting…..to this day does anyone know the lyrics of ‘Blinded By the Light’ by Manfred Man…..I’m pretty sure they’re not what they sound like!!

I’m sure all you Halloween fans know it’s counting down to that day, for me it’s not a factor in life. I’ve never been a fan of it, even back when I was a kid and got the pillowcase full of candy. I just never saw the point. Well, here in SL there’s something that I do like about it….and that’s these boots from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**! The ‘HALLOWEEN Boots’ are a great design of spider web on fabulous thigh high boots, and they come with 2 versions. The leather with spider web design comes with or without blood spatter. Since I’d not been involved in a crime scene or some such thing, I chose to go with the no blood option. I’ll save them for a time when I finally lose it and feel that violence is the only option! They’re front and center at the **UTOPIA@DESIGN** main store.

OMG….the ‘Faith Dress’ from TETRA is incredible!! The buttons are threatening to come undone, the decolletage, and the short hemline all make this so sexy! It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘G1224’ hair from tram is another one of my favourites.

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.

This pose is one of 6(plus mirrors) of the ‘Viktoria’ set of poses from Imitation. The set’s available til the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

NEW favourite sim alert!! Black Bayou Lake is perfect for photographs, all dark and spooky!

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Comes And Goes (In Waves)

Comes And Goes (In Waves)

This one’s for the lonely, the one’s that seek and find
Only to be let down time after time
This one’s for the torn down, the experts at the fall
Come on friends, get up now, you’re not alone at all

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves

This one’s for the faithless, the ones that are surprised
They’re only where they are now regardless of their fight
This one’s for believing if only for it’s sake
Come on friends get up now love is to be made

Oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

And this part was for her
And this part was for her
This part was for her
Does she remember?

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes in goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why I try

This is for the ones who stand
For the ones who try again
For the ones who need a hand
For the ones who think they can

It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
It comes and goes in waves, I
Am only led to wonder why
Why I, why, why I try

Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
Oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Comes And Goes (In Waves)‘ ~Greg Laswell~

If you only listen to one song that I share, make it this one. It’s truly haunting, mainly because I’ve been the one who has done all of this, and I’m still here. And there’s been many times I’ve wondered why…….why do I keep trying, standing back up after being knocked down, loving even though I’ve been hurt, and even facing another day when all I want to do is make the world go away. The ‘why’ isn’t important…….just don’t give up…on anything. It comes and goes in waves……this too shall pass…….it’ll all work out good in the end, if it’t not good then it’s not the end. All of those clichès are true….just don’t give up!

I’ve fallen in love with the ‘Lutea Tattoo’ from Carol G Tattoo Studio! The colours are perfect for this time of year and the gloves make the tattoo extra special with it all completing an outfit perfectly. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything Omega driven and includes 4 ink tones. It’s available now exclusively at Shiny Shabby, which closes October 15. After that this tattoo will be available at the Carol G main store.

I like to keep my outfit fairly simple when wearing a tattoo and this time around I’ve chosen the ‘Georgie Dress’ from *Just BECAUSE*. It shows a bit more skin than most dresses Annie creates, but it’s gorgeous and I don’t consider it at all revealing…..at least it doesn’t reveal anything too personal! 😀 I love that JB dresses come with built in panties, it just seems wrong to me to not wear panties of some sort and with them built in it makes it so easy. And for anyone who likes going commando, you can do that too with the on/off toggle included on the HUD. The dress comes in 32 colours, or the fatpack, the straps are colour change with the same amount of colours and there’s 6 metals and 3 panty colours also. It fits the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies.

The ‘M119’ hair is from .:CHEVEUX:. and this is from the browns pack.

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.

This bento pose is from the ‘Luca’ set of poses from Stun Poses and it’s available now at the VANITY EVENT.

I’m at the gorgeous Summers Wind sim for this shot.

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Ship Of Fools

Ship of Fools

On waves of love my heart is breaking
And stranger still my self control I can’t rely on anymore
New tides surprise – my world it’s changing
Within this frame an ocean swells – behind this smile I know it well

Beneath a lover’s moon I’m waiting
I am the pilot of the storm – adrift in pleasure I may drown
I built this ship – it is my making
And furthermore my self control I can’t rely on anymore
I know why – I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around – back to my loving ground

Who claims that no man is an island
While I land up in jeopardy – more distant from you by degrees
I walk this shore in isolation
And at my feet eternity draws ever sweeter plans for me
I know why – I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around – back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no – ship of fools —

Ship Of Fools‘ ~Robert Plant~

I don’t have much to say today, I’m sorry to say. I suppose I could make up a story about why I’m laying on a piano with a skull, but I don’t have it in me today! I suppose I could give you a weather report, but I ask myself, ‘does anyone even give a f***?’! I could say that I saw Robert Plant way back in the day for his ‘Now and Zen’ tour, but again I’d ask that same question. And honestly, I don’t think anyone does….heck……I know I don’t! 😀

The October round of the Pose Fair is open for the entire month and Le Poppycock has the ‘Necromantic’ gacha set exclusive for it. The set contains 14 bento poses, with props including skulls, skeletons, butterflies, and violins. Perfect for October spookiness. I’m using the ‘Possession’ pose with skull and butterfly prop, I have to admit there’s something weird about laying naked on a piano with a skull, but I’ve never been one to shy away from weird! 😀 There’s also a group gift available for Pose Fair group members and like I said, the Pose Fair runs until October 31.

The enchanting ‘H0928’ hair is from tram and available now at Collabor88. There’s 2 versions included, and as always, I got HUD A.

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

I’m laying on the ‘Distressed Grand Piano, dark’ from Nutmeg. And the ‘Sepia Peonies’ are from NOMAD.

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Your Bones

Your Bones

In the spring we made a boat
Out of feathers, out of bones.
We set fire to our homes,
Walking barefoot in the snow.

Distant rhythm of the drum
As we drifted towards the storm.
Baby lion lost his teeth,
Now they’re swimming in the sea.

Troubled spirits on my chest
Where they laid to rest.
The birds all left, my tall friend,
As your body hit the sand.

Million stars up in the sky
Formed a tiger’s eye
That looked down on my face,
Out of time and out of place.

So hold on.
Hold on to what we are.
Hold on to your heart.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

Awakened by the sound
Of a screaming owl.
Chasing leaves in the wind,
Going where we’ve never been.

Said goodbye to you, my friend,
As the fire spread.
All that’s left are your bones
That will soon sink like stones.

So hold on.
Hold on to what we are.
Hold on to your heart.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

So hold on.
Hold on to your heart.

Your Bones‘ ~Of Monsters and Men~

This song and video calls to my Viking roots, my untamed heart and the fire burning within me, well….that’s not really what my Viking roots are like. I’m more likely to surround myself in perfect hygge, and feel the peace, love, and connection flow around, and through, me. I don’t think I’m the warrior Viking, I’m the more peaceful Viking that calls in sick on the pillaging and plundering days, and generally prefers peace over anything else. In all honesty, I’m only half Danish…..the other half is English…..what a combination, eh? I’m sure my ancestors on both sides were warriors, and probably fought against each other, and we know how that went! 😀 Have a great Monday everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians.

There’s no way anyone can deny it’s fall…….does it feel like summer anywhere now? Here’s is breezy with a little bit of snow coming down, so I can’t even really say it feels like fall. It’s more of an early winter feel……and there’s a very fine line between late fall and early winter. What I’m getting at is that since it’s fall, it’s time to bring out all the warm, cozy and fall related things. I’ve gone deep into my inventory to find the ‘Autumn Bento Rings from Elle Boutique(formerly Slipper Originals). They have soft fall tones on four rings with sets included for both hands. They’re HUD driven with 6 metals to choose from and each ring has an on/off toggle. They fit the SLink and Maitreya bento hands and add a nice simple touch to a fall outfit. Here’s a closer look at them…

The ‘KELLU BOMBER JACKET’ is from [Vale Koer]. It’s an older release but I have to admit this is the first time I’ve worn it. It’s really nice…….perfect when the weather calls for a jacket, but it’s not too cold for a bare midriff.

The ‘H0906’ hair is from tram!

The ‘Jolene Jeans’ are from Blueberry, and there’s flare and skinny leg included in the set.

‘The Countess’ eye glasses are from Earthstones.

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.

This a pose from the ‘Pretty’ set of poses from DS’ELLES. It’s available until the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

I made a visit to Voodoo in My Blood for this shot. It’s a great sim with lots of scenes perfect for photography.