KoKoLoReS

Snow Country

The northern country snow sings
An early winter soft like static, down
Quaking in the breeze like aspen leaves
Silver whispers blanketing the ground

Cloak my body in my woolen coat
Keep me warm, walk the frozen earth
Watch them slowpoke clouds pass like city crowds
And carry on in a separate world

~Brendon Matthew Thomas~

You can read this poem in it’s entirety here.

This makes winter seem so soft and peaceful, and really, for the most part it is. At least some days in my part of the world. I find that the times most like this are when it’s a bright sunny day, the thermometer hovering around the -30°C mark and just the slightest breeze to make the small branches on the leafless trees shiver. That breeze, though slight, will make that -30°C feel more like -40°C and a person needs a bit more than just a woolen cloak to stay warm. The key is layering! Start with an Under Armour undershirt and finish off with a windbreak of some sort. And in between have layers of various materials all to help keep your body heat in and the winter cold out. I’ve been outside working in the harshest of weather and though it’s not great, it’s not that bad. The worst part of it looking out the window and imagining how cold it is! It’s best to get your clothes on and dive outside, give Mother Nature the finger and say, ‘You will not beat me!’.

Today, my look is all due to the newest release from [KoKoLoReS]! ‘Charlie’ is a very cute, unrigged hair with a non detachable cap, both HUD driven with lots of colours in the four available colour packs and ten colours for the cap. It’s available now at SaNaRae.

I managed to get into the November round of ~uber~ and I grabbed the ‘Anais Cardigan’ from Lapointe & Bastchild like a shot! I opted to not add the included scarf, and it’s all HUD driven with separate HUDs for the scarf and cardigan, with the undershirt being detached for just a cropped cardigan top! ~uber~ runs until December 23.

I’ve chosen one of the nine colours from the ‘Sultry Shadow’ pack of eye shadow from Veechi. It’s available until December 19 at District20 and it’s compatible with the Catwa(seen here) and Lelutka mesh heads.

The whole look revolves around the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It’s available now at APPLIQUÈ, which runs until December 7. The beautiful skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Fixated’ bento pose set from FOXCITY and available at the current round of Limit8, which runs until December 13.

I was in the falling snow at the gorgeous winter sim, North, for this shot.

Take Me Away From Here

It’s day 16 with snow on the ground and wintry conditions here, only another 150 or so to go before it might end! But who’s counting? 😀 It’s not even officially winter yet, but the Canadian prairies have never considered that relevant when it comes to weather. So, I know I shouldn’t be tired of it already, but I’m just feeling a little edgy! I’d like to get in the truck and just pick a direction and drive. Summer driving is nice…the roads are dry and clear and it’s nice to get out for some fresh air along the way. But winter driving, feels totally different. The heater is blasting out warm air making the vehicle all cozy, the fresh Tim Horton’s hot chocolate I stop for is steamy and full of chocolatey goodness. The music of choice fits my mood perfectly as I point the truck to the west and begin my journey. It always seems a journey starts by going west. It’s always easier driving in the summer when the roads are clear, but winter can throw some nasty stuff at you at times, so its always good to be aware of any changes going on outside. With the amount of miles that I’ve driven over the years on the road, I’ve come to accept bad driving conditions as just part of the journey, and although it slows me down, I’m not bothered by it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some scary experiences, but average icy or snowy roads or bad visibility don’t bother me. The rain when it’s -15°C isn’t one of my favourite things, that floating feeling always sends a burst of adrenaline through my body, making me super focused and ready for anything. The one thing I learned about winter driving, which many people seem to not realize, is that speed is everything. Slow down people, just slow down! It may mean you get where you’re going a little late, but you know what they say, better late than never!

I’m standing out on Route 66 at Mother Road, I can’t decide if I should hop in that truck and go, emulating Thelma and Louise as I go flying off the cliff of the sim, or should I just hitch hike and hope someone nice picks me up. Neither of those choices seems like a good idea! So, I’ll just stand here, in quiet contemplation.

Take a look at the ‘Adette Heels’ from Ingenue, here! These super cute ice creamy, ooey gooey topping and waffle cone shoes are just what someone with a sweet tooth needs! They fit the SLink and Maitreya high feet and come in 12 sweet colours, these are the raspberry. They’re available at the Candy Fair until December 1.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is from [KoKoLoReS] and this is from the Balayage pack. I love it’s short and sexy style!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ in nude is from Tres Blah.

These jeans are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

You can see just a bit of the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. It’s a tattoo that I like to have on a lot, hoping to send a message, or at the very least remind me to love, even when it’s not the emotion of choice at any given moment.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada and available now at Appliquè. She looks beautiful on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 63 from MILA Poses.

Black

I’m taking a day away from opinions, thoughts, and stories. Some days are best just to immerse yourself in your favourite music. And I give you…..Eddie Vedder singing ‘Black‘. This is an emotional performance following the passing of Chris Cornell.

The November round of Hairology is open and [KoKoLoReS] is there with 3 new designs…and one’s a gift to celebrate the second anniversary of the event! I’m wearing ‘Lois’ here using the ‘Bayalage’ HUD. ‘Lois’ is a fitted mesh style that includes a styling HUD with four styles, it’s nice and versatile, and with it’s great body and wave it’s all about wash and go hair. Hairology runs until November 30.

It’s the second weekend of the month and we all know that means It’s Monthly Midnight Madness! Slipper Originals is participating with two new items for this and I’m showing you what will be available at noon Saturday Nov. 11. The ‘Deidra Fingernail Rings’ are fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and when you grab this set free(if you’re one of the first 1500 avis) don’t forget to grab the add on HUD, at a nice low price, which makes it a complete set. The ‘Carys Bento Midi Rings’ will be available to the first 1500 avis starting tonight at midnight, along with an add on HUD for just a few lindens. And don’t forget ‘Last Chance’ on Sunday, in case you missed out earlier.

I made a few visits to the big sale at /erratic/ and at one of them I grabbed the ‘Eunice Bikini’. I’d been eyeing it up awhile ago and I’m so glad I waited…..50% off is such a good deal. I love the colours and perfect detailing that /erratic/ designs always have.

I can’t wait until the new round of Appliquè starts on November 15! That’s the day everyone can get their hands on the ‘Raine’ skin from Avada. I’ve been loving this skin for some time now and she’s a stunner. I love the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and the delicate complexion. Gorgeous work, Stephanie! I’m wearing her on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the nine options of shadow from the ‘Fall Foiled Shadow’ set from Veechi.

This is pose 29 from MILA POSES.

I’m at the beautiful Salt Water sim for some sun, sand, and surf. It’s only November, but winter has already gotten old!

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

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. 😀