Del May

Rise
“We rise by lifting others”

~Robert Ingersoll~

You can beat me down with your words, your rumours, and your hatred, but I know that as you do, you will plummet further down and faster than you could ever imagine. And as I fall, small and alone, I have a spark deep within me that cannot be extinguished. You feel your power and believe nothing can ever touch you, for you believe hatred is what makes you strong. But what you don’t know, is that your power will never defeat me, for I will rise up as high as the sky, as you plummet further down and keep spreading your lies. You will hate me and I will forgive you, and that’s not what you want. You want me to cower at your feet and proclaim that you have bested me, but that can never happen, for as you hate I will love, and I will rise by lifting others.

The beautiful pose, ‘fallen backwards’, is from Del May, and is the inspiration for this picture.

The ‘Queen Rose’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear is the newest group gift out for members. It’s the black version and includes four ink tones and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies as well as any Omega compatible mesh body. There’s 9 group gifts out right now for members to grab, to make the 130L$ join fee more than reasonable.

I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ panties and top from Azuchi. I checked the main store and Market Place and didn’t see it anywhere, so I’m not sure if it’s available at this time.

The ‘Front Blow’ hair, blondes, is from the Editorial Hair gacha set from Tableau Vivant.

I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which is now available at the current round of Appliquè. It looks gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the kitten mesh feet from SLink.

Dead Flowers

I feel Ashamed,
With Abandon in my Heart and on my Face…
I’ve suffered the Blame,
I would show to you this way but I’m too late…

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

I Wish You the Same…
To walk beside and carry on this Flame.
To see you again
With a Radiance of Pure and Holiness.

When the Sorrow it breaks them,
I will replace them
For You.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.
Laid at the grave to heal a Broken Heart.
Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart…
Dead Flowers for the Torn Apart.

Let it Rain until it Floods
Let the Sun Breathe Life Once More…
Reborn.

Dead Flowers ~Demon Hunters~

It’s been a gloomy and snowy day here, one of those days that the lighting is the same from sun up to sun down. The days are getting shorter, quickly, now and since there’s still 5 weeks til the shortest day, there’s no end in site for that. It’s always an adjustment going from fall into winter and most years it’s not a gradual thing, this year is no exception. But, I can’t imagine living where there’s no real distinct seasons. I’ve been in warm climates in the winter and it is different than summer, but nothing really changes drastically like it does here. There’s been a couple mornings with fog so far this week and when I look out the window I swear I’m watching a black and white TV. The frost covers everything and then combined with the snow covered ground, there’s only varying tones of grey to look at. The little piece of the world that I reside on isn’t for the faint of heart, there’s insufferable heat in the summer interspersed with tornadoes, drought, and flooding, and then there’s the winter which can be days on end of not getting warmer than -30 °C during the day. Yea I know…..like -30°C is warm! Believe me, it feels warm compared to the -42°C nights!

Today is a picture that I took just for me! I’ve had this pose for awhile and have wanted to use it, so today I decided to put blogging in the background a little bit, and just show a photograph. I hope you don’t mind…..there’s lots of blogging ahead, I have a fantastic bunch of designers that I’ll keep you up to date with.

I do have a couple things to point out though. I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada here…..and remember this skin will be available tomorrow when Appliquè opens it’s doors. I’ve added the ‘Closed Eyes’ Catwa appliers from Izzie’s for that make up free look. ‘Raine’ is looking lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’m wearing the Tank Top and Hipster Panties, also from Maitreya, although you can’t see them. I’ve put on my SLink mesh feet to take advantage of the ‘Ballet’ foot. 🙂

The hair is ‘WAKANA’ from Argrace.

And the gorgeous pose is ‘Snapped’ from Del May.

The bed is from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom’ from ~BAZAR~ and the house plants are from {what next}.

Catching Teardrops

“People cry, not because they are weak, but because they’ve been strong too long.”

~Johnny Depp~

When I was younger, I thought crying was something that you had to hide, so as time passed I’d keep those tears in, wrapped up in a little package inside thinking that if I don’t acknowledge them, the feelings that go with them don’t exist. What started out as a little collection of packages all neat and tidy inside me, containing every tear I hadn’t shed, ended up being a weight so heavy in me that I could barely stand. I ignored the pain, and just kept shoving the tears a little bit deeper, and then tried to keep standing and showing no one the weight that was within me. Over time it became harder and harder to find the room to keep it all inside and as things slowly fell apart I was being pulled down in a spiral that I thought would never end. And as the bottom came up to greet me, I hoped to just drift away and never have to see the light of day again. The burden of unshed tears was so great, that life wasn’t worth living. I learned that rock bottom is where I needed to be to be able to start to live again. As I opened every package of tears and let them out, I started to feel lighter, each day crying for a pain that had been hidden for so long. Once it started it was like I couldn’t stop, and feeling a lifetime worth of pain seemed endless, but the tears were the cleansing that I so needed to face all that I’d ignored for so many years. They’ve slowly dried up, but not entirely, I’ll never go without facing each emotion I need to and dealing with it. So, everyone around me knows, when I’m crying it just means that I’m alive and well, it’s when I stop is when I’ll worry. But for now, I only cry when I’m sad, happy, angry, grateful, startled, afraid, anxious, annoyed, or any other emotion that comes along! Just kidding, but it does feel that ways sometimes. 😀

I’m wearing my favourite tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t here, and I want to let everyone know that PMS is in transition to an all new brand called Wild Roots. I’m excited to see what the future holds, with Wild Roots specializing in unisex tattoos, cosmetics, and a new line of mesh accessories coming in the near future. Past PMS releases will be available on the second floor of the new store and also on Market Place, so you’re not out of luck in getting past releases. This one I’m wearing is called ‘In the Darkness’ and it’s combination of trees and birds are what I love. It’s compatible with all Omega mesh bodies and comes in three ink tones.

I’m in my adorable ‘Cecilia Lingerie, noir’ from /erratic/ here. I’m wearing the brassiere and thong this time, but the set also includes ouvert panties, shelf brassiere, suspender, and stockings compatible with the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the SLink mesh feet. All items can be purchased separately, also.

The ‘Rose Heart’ necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery. It comes with gold or silver options along with short(seen here) and long. There is also a pretty set of earrings included.

The ‘YONAGA, blacks pack’ hair is from Argrace.

The lovely ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone will be available on November 15 at Appliquè, from Avada. The skin looks lovely on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a touch of eye shadow from the ‘Smokey Eye Shadow’ pack from Izzie’s.

The is the ‘Catching Teardrops’ pose from Del May.

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Ohhhh…there’s nothing scarier than waking up suddenly in the middle of the night after having heard something unidentifiable! I’ve been there…..many many times. I’ve always been kind of jumpy and I spent most of my early years listening to loud music…solely for the purpose of covering up any sound that I might hear. There was always tappings and clunks and the odd scuffle sound in the old house. I’d lay in bed, frozen and not breathing for fear of it happening again. And it sometimes did. Where I live now, there’s no sounds, except the furnace cutting in, the coyotes skulking out in the yard, or the ice maker in the fridge dropping cubes into the tray. There are times though that the dog wakes up for some reason, that I have no idea of, and she has a conniption and runs to the door. It’s times like that that I don’t know whether to go out and see or close the drapes and pretend there’s nothing out there. I do love my dog, she’s a real sweetie, but does anyone with pets in the house ever wonder why they stare at you? Mine does it all the time and I get paranoid and ask her, ‘What’s wrong, am I going to die?. You know they say dogs can sense these types of things…..well I’m still here so I guess that’s not it!

I’ve got some goodies here today for you! Starting with the incredible ‘Distressed Lipstick and Shadow’ from Veechi! I love this look…..it’s kind of how I look when I apply my make up in real life, only mine’s not this neat! These are sold separately and are available at N21. These are compatible with the Lelutka and Catwa mesh heads and I’d like to mention that they only work on the Catwa BENTO mesh heads! There’s a notecard included with the step by step instructions to wear them together on the Catwa head, which I read and reread a few times to get it right! If I can do it, anyone can!

The October round of Men Only Monthly is open for business and !NFINITY has the ‘MEMEMTO Necklace’ exclusive to the event. It comes in gold or silver, it’s scripted for easy resizing and the pendant is so easy to put your own image in! I’ve put in a pic of, who else, Eddie Vedder! I will hug this necklace in my sleep! 😀

BAD clown 13_001

I’m wearing the ‘KEF’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY] here and it’s such a distinctive look! Step one to standing out in the crowd? Wear [BAD] hair…..there’s none like it. The colour palette is huge and each hair comes with a mirrored version for lots of options. And remember that all the hair comes with two layers to colour independently, so even more options!!

You can see I’m wearing rings in the large pic, but for a closer look refer to the close up. These are the ‘Suki Rings’ from Slipper Originals and they’re available at the current round of Designer Circle. They’re HUD driven with 10 metals to select from, each ring can be turned on/off, and there’s a set for both hands. These are fitted for the bento mesh hands from Maitreya and the SLink Dynamic hands.

The ‘Atomic Crop Top’ from Tres Blah was in a previous round of Luxe Box! I’ve never been disappointed in the items from Tres Blah there….but then again I would never expect to be.

These jeans are from September ’16 Luxe Box from Blueberry. They’re timeless!

The ‘USAGI Trainers’ are from [Vale Koer].

As usual I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. Remember that it won’t be available until November…so keep watching for news on it’s release. I’m wearing it on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’ve fallen completely in love with poses from Del May. This is ‘Wall Melt, male’ and it’s really a very versatile pose…..I could just as easily be drunk, as scared, tired, and on the verge of giving up to the clown!

And speaking of the clown, it’s from the ‘Circus Rot’ gacha set from Remarkable Oblivion. The gacha is 100L$ per play, but each item is spectacular, like YoYo the clown, here!

I’m standing in the ‘Tales of Horror-Corridor’ from Hera and available at the October round of POCKETGACHA. I really love this easy way of playing gachas at a fair, all from the comfort of my own home. There’s 9 commons and one rare to play for.

Ghosts

I sit with tears in my eyes, listening…….lives lost, talent silenced, and to all of our own eventual ends. I was treated to a concert last weekend by my lovely sister, and it was an experience that I can’t quite put into words. I’ve not gone to many concerts in the past umpteenth years and to be exposed to such artistic talent, live, is something I don’t get much of. For, seeing music live is in a whole different world to listening while playing Second Life in my little computer room. I went through every emotion in those two hours, from being able to see heaven from where I was, standing and singing along with the rest of the crowd, to the pits of sadness from the seemingly sudden passing of time. Since then I’ve been feeling everything more acutely and have been moved to tears from life’s overwhelming sadness. I’m not depressed, I’m just sad, yet feeling so blessed with having been able to experience all that I have in my life. To live isn’t always being truly alive! Please have a look at this video, it captivates me and brings tears to my eyes, every time.

I’m really very pleased to be featuring the ‘Mykonos’ tattoo from Metamorphoses Tattoos, today! It’s a gorgeously intricate full body design that uses every line or curve perfectly to bring out it’s beauty. I chose to feature just one side of it, but the front is as beautiful as the back and there are little highlights for the face and neck, also. Every part of it is placed perfectly, to not just cover the body but to help shape and define it. It’s compatible with the classic avatars and also pretty much every mesh body known to man and can be found at the Metamorphoses Tattoo main store or on Market Place. I’m wearing it on the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa.

I’m wearing the ‘WAKANA’ hair, from the dark browns pack, from Argrace.

The ‘Irina Panties’ are from Asteria.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada. Remember to keep watching in November for it’s release!

I’m sitting on the ‘Mid Century Bed’ from Dutchie!

This is the ‘Go Away’ pose from Del May.