Long Nights

Long Nights

I’ve got this life
And the will to show
I will always be
Better than before

Long nights allow
Me to feel I’m falling
I am falling

The lights go out
Let me feel I’m falling
I am falling
safely to the ground

~Eddie Vedder~ from the film, ‘Into the Wild’

This movie is based on a book, of the same name, by Jon Krakauer. I’ve seen the movie only once and love the soundtrack, by Eddie Vedder. I do recommend the book though, maybe while listening to the soundtrack! ‘Into the Wild’ has stuck with me as a complete enigma, what possesses someone to give up everything in their life and live as a nomad, ultimately to end up in Alaska, living off the land! It’s a true story, which makes it all the more haunting. Why I quote lyrics from ‘Long Night’ isn’t really about this story, it’s more literal in my life right now! We’re almost to the shortest day of the year, and then things turn around, albeit slowly at first! Today the sun rose at 9:10 am and will set at 4:55 this afternoon. It makes for very short daylight hours. Luckily, or not, it’s cold here so the sun is shining and giving off it’s tepid winter warmth! But, it’s warm inside, I have a cup of coffee, and I’m in world lounging in…um very little! At least the boots keep my feet warm! 🙂

The December round of Designer Showcase is one of the many events going on and [Muse] has eight versions of the Latex Thigh High Boots! The pack is complete with fitted versions for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies, plus a fitmesh version for classic avatars! They’re all wonderfully seasonal, these have subtle Christmas trees on them, for a little bit of that festive feeling!

There’s still a few more days left in the December round of the Bodyfy Event. The Deep Sea Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t is a complete work of art! Really, the amount of detail in this is amazing! I suggest you get in close to have a good look! This and two other tattoos are exclusive to the Bodyfy Event from PMS!

The Vindicator bikini in black is from the Vindicator gacha set from lassitude & ennui. The bikini is SLink and Maitreya compatible and comes in seven colours!

The NO.OFFENCE hair by NO.Match is a unisex hair with two versions per gender. This is available at the current round of On9. Oh, and if you join the On9 group you can pick up the Christmas gifts put out by the designers! Just click on the star in each booth and you’ll have a whole raft of gifts to sort through!

My lovely meshiness is from the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Alex mesh head from Logo, with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls and the relaxed hands by SLink.

These poses are from the Loose Ends pose sets from Le Poppycock.

I’m at home for these pictures…..if you’re interested in knowing about the decorations you can check out my previous post here with all the details.

Pick Your Poison!

Pick Your Poison!

Anachron has released the Throwing Potions gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, which runs until December 7. This set is full of potions for different purposes and they can decorate your home, or you can throw them at whomever you wish! You must be in an area that allows rezzing, but after that just attach the potion of choice and bombs away!

The current round of The Gacha Garden is at the halfway point, so there’s still time to get some good gacha action in! lassitude & ennui has the Dragon Whelps gacha exclusive to the vent. The whelps can be companions or decor and the set contains eight commons and two rare(Albino,Rare seen here). And remember, after 20 plays on one machine you’ll receive the Seeds of Inspiration as a free gift, that will be retired after the close of The Gacha Garden! I’m wearing the Battleworn Boots in Bronze, also from lassitude & ennui, here!

The Dragon Scales Bra and Pants are from +Psycho Barbie+. The outfit also contains the Dragon Teeth necklace in four colours. The set is Omega mesh body compatible and classic avatar compatible.

I’ve dusted off the Sparrow hair from Hairoin, for this look! It’s an older hair and no longer available!

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Irina skin in pale tone tome from itGirls. I also consist of the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the casual hands from SLink.

Pose from Picture This, and no longer available!

I’m super excited about Deco(c)rate! It’s a monthly release from some of the best home and garden decor creators on the grid! I signed up for the November round and am really impressed with all of the items. I’m in the No Place of Ours Autumnal scene from 8f8! It’s a gorgeous little ruins with five singles and one couples pose included! I know I’ll be signing up for the next Deco(c)rate box of goodies, at 1500L$ each round it’s a great deal!

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc
as she came riding through the dark;
no moon to keep her armour bright,
no man to get her through this very smoky night.
She said, “I’m tired of the war,
I want the kind of work I had before,
a wedding dress or something white
to wear upon my swollen appetite.”
Well, I’m glad to hear you talk this way,
you know I’ve watched you riding every day
and something in me yearns to win
such a cold and lonesome heroine.
“And who are you?” she sternly spoke
to the one beneath the smoke.
“Why, I’m fire,” he replied,
“And I love your solitude, I love your pride.”

“Then fire, make your body cold,
I’m going to give you mine to hold,”
saying this she climbed inside
to be his one, to be his only bride.
And deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and high above the wedding guests
he hung the ashes of her wedding dress.

It was deep into his fiery heart
he took the dust of Joan of Arc,
and then she clearly understood
if he was fire, oh then she must be wood.
I saw her wince, I saw her cry,
I saw the glory in her eye.
Myself I long for love and light,
but must it come so cruel, and oh so bright?

~Leonard Cohen~

I felt inspired to refer to Joan of Arc with this outfit. I can’t say if it’s correct for the time….but, for me, it resonates of a strong woman warrior who has brains, courage, and pride! This is the Conqueror set from lassitude & ennui! The set includes the bra and skirt and it’s fitmesh for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya! The set comes in gold, black, and steel(seen here), and is available at the current round of We Love ROLEPLAY, which runs until September 30. The Battleworn Boots(in steel) are also from lassitude & ennui and are available at the main store.

I’ve had to bring out the big guns for my day of battle! I’m holding the Staff of Death,RARE from Anachron! It’s HUD driven with five special powers to use! The gacha set includes twelve common, two rare staffs, and two rare books for you to play for!

I’m wearing the Fierce Wolf Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t that is really impressive! It will be available at the Fluffy and Fierce Event, but not until September 16! I’m going to give you a closer look at this work of art a little closer to the start of the event!! So check back for a land mark and more info!

I didn’t do a close up of my face, but I think I should have! I’m wearing the Chimera Face Paint from Veechi! It’s got great lines and colouring! Check it out at the main store…it comes in the tattoo layer for classic avatars plus appliers for the Genesis Labs, Logo, and Catwa mesh heads!

My hair is NO.FUN, a group gift from NO.MATCH!

I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

To get this pose I used the Vibratory pose from the Frequency, Mens pack of poses from Le Poppycock. I then added the Staff of Death and touched the lightning bolt on the staffs HUD!

I’m high up on a mesa at Garlic Breath at Melee Island for this picture!

Oh There’s a Time, My Dear

Oh There's a Time, My Dear

When you go out, my dear.
To take a wine, my dear.
A wine that has some flair!
That wine is Hochtaler….oh yes it’s Hochtaler
Oh what a wine my dear!

That’s an ad from the 80’s that I’ve never been able to rid myself of! She sings in a low gruff voice and wears a little outfit that reminds me of this little outfit I have on! Tune in next time when I sing the song from the old Fanta ad, cuz you know it’s a bottle of fun!!

I love this little outfit from Anachron! It’s the Burlesque Corset outfit and it’s available at the current round of Genre which runs until September 13. It comes in five colours and includes the corset, hat and panties! It’s compatible with the Belleza(Venus & Isis), Maitreya Lara, and SLink Physique mesh bodies and also includes five standard sizes. The panties are also compatible with Omega compatible mesh bodies! It has lovely detailing and the cute little fascinator completes the look!!

Once I saw the Wicked Booties from lassitude & ennui, I knew I had to pair it with the Burlesque outfit! These booties are available at Enchantment, which is on now until August 31. The booties fit the Maitreya Lara mesh body and come in seven colours! Love!!

My eyeshadow is from the Charade Shadow set from Veechi and available at the current round of Collabor88.

 

The hair is Ina from Argrace!

My whole look all starts with the Maitreya Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands from SLink.

Poses by Le Poppycock! Always the best!!

Lighting by LumiPro.