That Voodoo Stuff Don’t Do Nothing For Me!

That Voodoo Stuff Don't Do Nothing For Me!

Take a picture of this
The fields are empty, abandoned ’59 Chevy
Laying in the back seat listening to Little Willie John
Yea, that’s when time stood still
You know, I think I’m gonna go down to Madam X
And let her read my mind
She said “That Voodoo stuff don’t do nothing for me.”

I’m a man with a clear destination
I’m a man with a broad imagination
You fog the mind, you stir the soul
I can’t find, … no control

Catch the blue train
To places never been before
Look for me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river
Catch the blue train
All the way to Kokomo
You can find me
Somewhere down the crazy river
Somewhere down the crazy river

Wait, did you hear that
Oh this is sure stirring up some ghosts for me
She said “There’s one thing you’ve got to learn
Is not to be afraid of it.”
I said “No, I like it, I like it, it’s good.”
She said “You like it now
But you’ll learn to love it later.”

‘Somewhere Down That Crazy River’ ~Robbie Robertson~

Back in the day I used to go to the Psychic Fair that came into town. It was fairly big back then….lots of psychics with their booths giving readings to anyone who wanted one. Some did palms others tarot cards, and some did some kind of thing with your aura. The one year I chose a guy that looked exactly like Van Morrison who read my palm. I can’t remember exactly what he said my future would be but I don’t think he mentioned the things that did happen. I’m not sure if he mentioned a tall dark stranger, but if he did, that guy turned into my ex husband and that was a time I wish I could forget! You know, I should listen to the reading…I found I still have it, tucked away in my keepsake ammo box! It’s on a cassette, so it’s just a matter of finding a cassette player so I can see how wrong he might have been. I’ve always been open minded about the supernatural and things that mainstream science poo poos, but I’ve always been torn between huge curiosity and utter terror of discovering something I really don’t want to know about, like seeing the ghost of my Granny or coming across those aliens in the barn yard. One thing I know I’ll never touch again is a Ouija Board, everyone can say they’re a harmless game, but they scare the heck out of me now, after using one back when I was a kid. It was definitely some kind of scary sh*t! 😀

I’m ascending the front steps of the ‘Magik Shoppe’ at Arranmore, and with this creepy thing at the front door and another one inside, I’m being fairly cautious. I hope no one is hiding just inside the door….ready to jump out and scare me!

The ‘Fiona Dress’ is a new release from Stories&Co. by Flowey for Collabor88, and it’s curve hugging shape is incredible! It’s high neckline with a simple collar and the just-under-the-knee length really flatter pretty much any type of body, with 3/4 sleeves to make the focus of this dress completely on your curves! It comes in ten colours, but the fatpack includes 3 exclusives which are this purple, a latex version plus one with blood on it. The collar is HUD driven with 5 options, when the fatpack is pourchased, and the dress also comes in the VTech version to have a completely flat bust. It’s fitted for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies.

You can only see the back here, but believe me when I say the ‘Consent Heels’ are super sexy with a little touch of attitude! They’re from CULT and fit the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh feet.

This is the ponytail from the ‘INA’ hair from Argrace. This is from the browns pack.

The rest of me is the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which will be available in November, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 19 from the ‘Breaking the Habit’ set of poses from Bauhaus Movement.

Float

Float

“We all float down here, and you will, too. In fact, they ALL FLOAT!”

Pennywise, from IT by ~Stephen King~

I really really dislike clowns….I don’t think there’s anything funny or happy about them. To me, they’re just flippin’ freaky! I haven’t seen the remake of the movie ‘IT’ from Stephen King’s book of the same name. As a rule I don’t watch scary movies, I guess you could say I scare easily. I’ve read the book though and although not my favourite SK book, it is a good one! As if clowns needed more proof that they can’t be trusted….I think clowns have always had a dark side and this just makes them plain evil. After thinking about it for a couple minutes I don’t think that the clowns from a rodeo are creepy, they’re just doing their job and actually have made a sport out of it, the bullfighters in Spain could learn a thing or two from the bullfighters here! There’s no blood, unless it’s the guy’s fighting the bull, and the bull does have the upper hand! Still, clowns generally have a bad reputation and I’m not sure it can be turned around…….I mean, clowns didn’t get this reputation from nothing happening!

A new round of anyBODY has begun and LEGAL INSANITY has the ‘Liza Ripped Jeans’ exclusive to the event. They come in three colours of denim and are sold individually or in a fatpack and the chains can be silver or gold, or removed all together! I’ve always loved LEGAL INSANITY jeans and these don’t disappoint. They have it all…perfect butt, bare skin, and perfect detailing! This round of anyBODY runs until October 15.

The ‘Fight Til the End’ Tolman tank is from Vinyl and exclusive to the ForMax event. This is a fundraiser for a fellow SL’er who has come upon some difficult times. It runs until October 10.

The ‘July’ shoes are from JuJu and are fitted for the SLink, Maitreya and Belleza high feet. There’s an added anklet that I’m not wearing here.

The ‘Lexie’ hair from +elua+ is part of the October round of PocketGacha. This is a great monthly stay-at-home event that makes playing gacha so easy! This is the cafe colour and the gacha includes ‘Lexie’ and ‘Lakia’ hair each with six common and one RARE to play for. The current round of PocketGacha runs until October 14. You can get more info on PocketGacha here.

As usual 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.

This pose it ‘RockIt’ from the ‘Photobooth 2’ set of poses from [KoKoLoReS]. They’re bento enabled for the face and hands.

I’m at Arranmore for this picture, and once I had my shot, I was outa there! Spooky!

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. 😀