Je T’aime Till My Dying Day

Je T'aime Till My Dying Day

– Do you love me too… –
– Do you, do you, do you love me too –
Je t’aime, je t’aime mon amour
– Do you really love me –
Je t’aime
I’ll always love you
Till my dying day.

Je T’aime Till My Dying Day‘ ~Enigma~

I’m tempted to give a short list of credits for this picture and song, thinking that it says it all with nothing more needed. But then…….I was thinking about Second Life poses and how important they are and decided to talk a bit about that. First off though….one thing about an AO, they can be used as a pose and if you wait for that fraction of a second where the body is completely aligned perfectly, it can have stunning results. I rarely do this, mainly because I don’t have the timing…..or the patience for the perfect opportunity to come around again. It’s why I rarely photograph others, I need the stars to align correctly in the entire universe to get a shot I can live with. I’ve been using the same AO for a lot of years, I have tons of new bento ones, but none seem like ‘Liz’ like the one I always use…..btw….has anyone ever tried copying their AO in real life? If not……then don’t….it’s not good! 😀 Anyway, poses……….they’ve always been my Second Life fascination…even before I had a need for them. I love to watch Liz pose in all kinds of ways, and I’m super lucky that Vrir’s happy to pose with me for all the time I need to get a shot. I don’t consider myself a ‘photographer’ per se…….I just say I dabble…..but for me the pose is one of the top 3 things that makes a good photograph. Oh…believe me…..I don’t consider mine all good….but I always try. Anyway……the pose, the angle, and the lighting…….those are the big 3 things to work on, for me……..and if all 3 of those things come together in perfect symmetry…..then there’s a good chance for a great shot. Of course……I have a lot of luck with very little planning, mostly…….I cross my fingers……keep doing things until it feels right…. and then edit the crap out of it! That sometimes works too! 😀

So this shot is all about the pose…….it’s couples bento pose C.10(Ultra RARE), from IntoXx. I think the emotions it conveys will depend on the couple in the pose. Vrir and I talked about what we felt the mood is and we had differing views…..neither wrong or right….just different….so I think who you are as a couple is what you’ll see and feel in this one. The gacha set consists of 5 commons, 2 RARE and 1 Ultra RARE….male, female and couples included. IntoXx now has a store at the Voodoo in My Blood sim, too!

My all time favourite tram hair is ‘G1204’.

The question mark tattoos are ‘Enigma’ from Queen oF Ink.

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.

Black Horse

Black Horse

Two, three, four.

Well my heart knows me better than I know myself
So I’m gonna let it do all the talking.
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.

I felt a little fear upon my back.
He said, “Don’t look back, just keep on walking.”
When the big black horse said, “Look this way,”
Said, “Hey, lady, will you marry me?”

But I said, “No, no, no, no-no-no.”
I said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no-no-no.”
I said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.”

And my heart hit a problem in the early hours.
So, I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn’t have done it,
And it won’t forgive me after all these years.

So, I sent it to a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.
Now it won’t come back ’cause it’s—oh—so happy,
And now I’ve got a hole for the world to see.

And it said no, no, no, no-no-no.”
Said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no-no-no-no.”
Said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.”

Not the one for me.

Said, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
You’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
You’re not the one for me.”

Big black horse and a cherry tree.
I can’t quite get there ’cause my heart’s forsaken me.
Big black horse and a cherry tree.
I can’t quite get there ’cause my heart’s forsaken me.

Black Horse and a Cherry Tree‘ ~KT Tunstall~

I’ve always loved this song and I think it suits the picture well. When I was a teen I wanted a horse sooooo bad, there was cows galore, but the only horse was Prince, a great big gelding that my Granddad had. I was never allowed to ride him because he was a handful but I had memories of being on the other horses Granddad had had when I was little. Mandy was the one I remember best…..a white mare that was completely bomb proof with kids. I did get a horse eventually, her name was Sandy and she was bright red that really shone in the sunshine. She wasn’t even close to being bomb proof and I landed on my butt on the ground a few times, but I always enjoyed riding. Mostly alone but sometimes with Granddad on Prince. I don’t have a horse now, but it’s crossed my mind to get a couple. I don’t know if I ever will, but I think if I do it’ll be draft horses….a Clydesdale or Percheron maybe. I believe in the saying, ‘go big or go home’, at least when it comes to horses! 😀

You’ll notice the great sleeve tattoo I’m wearing today, it’s called ‘Nelly’ and it’s from Carol G Tattoo Wear. This is the black version and there’s a colour version also and they’re available now at Cosmopolitan. I love the intricate swirls and the fading as it nears the shoulder and hand. It’s perfect for summer with sleeveless tops and swimsuits to show it off. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega driven. This round of Cosmopolitan runs until June 30.

I’m using a guys pose……which isn’t anything new for me, the men’s poses always have an aloof and almost uncaring look that I’m drawn to. This one seems to say, ‘I just don’t really give a sh*t!’. It’s from IntoXx and the good news is that it’s FREE, to anyone!! No group needed, just stop in at the IntoXx main store and click on it.

To show the tattoo off I’m wearing the ‘Bella Tank Top’ in ‘nude’ from Tres Blah.

The jeans are the ‘Lila Jeans’ from Blueberry.

The ‘H0527’ hair is from tram.

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

I’m at Isle of May, in one of the many chairs scattered about, for this shot.

Hold Back The River

Hold Back The River

Tried to keep you close to me,
But life got in between
Tried to square not being there
But it’s there that I should’ve been

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Once upon a different life
We rode our bikes into the sky
But now we’re caught against the tide
Those distant days all flashing by

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and see where you hide
Hold back the river, hold back

Oh, oho, oho, oho, oho
Oho, oho, oho, oho

Lonely water, lonely water,
Won’t you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?
Lonely water, lonely water,
Won’t you let us wander?
Let us hold each other?

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river, hold back

Hold back the river, let me look in your eyes
Hold back the river,
So I can stop for a minute and be by your side
Hold back the river
Hold…

Hold Back The River‘ ~James Bay~

I was going to try to find a song that related to the mood of this picture, but since it’s Saturday and I’m in a good mood, I figured I’d pick a song I like and go with that, regardless of matching the picture. I’ve always written blog posts with feeling, matching my mood of moment. I can’t say ‘mood of the day’ because I never have one mood for an entire day, well I do sometimes……but it seems that only the truly dark moods can last for days without being altered. Whereas, the happy moods always seem a little bit fragile and can leave me in a heartbeat and be replaced with usually something not so happy. I don’t think I’ve ever had a good mood get better in that way. My moods can plummet from the slightest things, usually having to do with others in my life. I’ve always wondered if everyone is like this, and they’re just better at controlling it, I’ve never been able to control it…..I’m just full of free flowing emotion that can get swept away with the tide so easily. But today is a good day, although……it’s only 5:30 AM…..I’ve had coffee and not seen or spoken to anyone yet….after this…all bets are off! 😀

The main thing to focus on in this picture is the pose! I saw the ad for this set of poses from IntoXx and knew I had to attach my PocketGacha HUD and work at getting it. The June round of PocketGacha started yesterday and I haven’t done much shopping on it yet, since I was so focused on getting this RARE pose. Remember when people used to say, ‘talk to the hand’? I haven’t heard that in a long time! For your copy of the PocketGacha HUD just drop in to the PG HQ and you can get right at all the gacha fun. You can find more poses for men, women and couples at the IntoXx mainstore.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

I’m wearing the ‘Sahara Dress’ from Tetra, I love the long cool look of it!

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.

I’m at the gorgeous Oboeru sim for this shot.

Pieces

Pieces

Run away, run away if you can’t speak
Turn a page on a world that you don’t need
Wide awake and you’re scared that you won’t come down now

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I warn you, didn’t I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have

Now and then there’s a light in the darkness
Feel around till you find where your heart went
There’s a weight in the air but you can’t see why, why

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I want you, everybody wants you
Tell me what you’re needing, give into your bleeding
Never any feeling for yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I warn you, didn’t I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Can you hold onto me
Can you hold onto me

Run away, run away if you can’t speak

Pieces‘ ~Rob Thomas~

I’ll start with the ‘Pretty Roses’ tattoo from Carol G. Tattoo. I could tell you how highly detailed this tattoo is or how it goes down onto the hands for a completed look. I could say that it’s compatible with the major mesh bodies and also anything Omega driven. But, you already know all that, and you don’t need me to tell you that any tattoo from CarolG is done with the greatest of care and with an eye for the tiniest detail.

I’m not in any way talented in the way of playing musical instruments, I wish I was….I really do. But, I’m hopeless, and will probably never be any different. But in Second Life I can hold this guitar like a BOSS, and make it look like I’m a brooding artist struggling to shed my angst! IntoXx has released the ‘Guitar Gacha Set’ for the May round of PocketGacha. The set includes male and female poses with guitar props consisting of 6 common, 2 rare and one ULTRA RARE, which is a set of 3 couples poses(including the guitar). This is the ‘Female.2, RARE’.

The ‘Luma Tube Top’ is from *Just BECAUSE*.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

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

I’m at the always beautiful Isle of May for this picture.

Leave Out All The Rest

Leave Out All The Rest

I dreamed I was missing
You were so scared
But no one would listen
‘Cause no one else cared

After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I’m done here?

So if you’re asking me
I want you to know

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Don’t be afraid
I’ve taken my beating
I’ve shared what I’ve made
I’m strong on the surface
Not all the way through
I’ve never been perfect
But neither have you

So if you’re asking me
I want you to know

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can’t be who you are

When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I’ve done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don’t resent me
And when you’re feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You’ve learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can’t be who you are
I can’t be who you are

Leave Out All The Rest ‘ ~Linkin Park~

The “G1224’ hair is from tram.

The pose is one of the 5 poses from the ‘F2’ set of poses from IntoXx.