Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow

Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you a bottle of rain
There he goes moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole world around
Do you feel what I feel
Can we make that so it’s part of the deal
I gotta hold you in these arms of steel
Lay your heart on the line this time
I want to breathe when you breathe
When you whisper like that hot summer breeze
Count the beads of sweat that cover me
Didn’t you show me a sign this time
Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you a bottle of rain
There he goes moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole world around
Can you see what I see
Can you cut behind the mystery
I will meet you by the witness tree
Leave the whole world behind
I want to come when you call
I’ll get to you if I have to crawl
They can’t hold me with these iron walls
We’ve got mountains to climb
Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you a bottle of rain
There he goes moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole world around
Turning my whole world around

Broken Arrow‘ ~Robbie Robertson~

Today is ‘Twitter Trending’ day for me…..let me take a look and see what’s going on in the Twitterverse! Hmmmm…..there’s ‘Nashville’, ‘SundayFunday’ and , ‘Charles Wang’………oh wait….here’s a good one! #DeclineAPartyIn4Words ……that’s one I can relate to, not that anyone invites me to parties anymore. Anyone that would, knows that I won’t go, and they know not to put me in the situation of having to decline the invitation. I could just say, ‘no thanks, I’m busy’ but I unless I really am busy I just can’t say I am, when I’m not. I could be rude and say, No way, you suck’, but I hate being rude as much as I hate lying. I could make up all kinds of excuses like ‘no thanks, I’m pms’ing’ or ‘nope, I’m already drunk’. But really, even if the person asking knows nothing about me, they just have to look into my eyes and see my ‘deer in the headlights’ look and they should automatically decline for me! It’s not that I’m not friendly, I just don’t like parties, or going out, or being with people, or people! 😀

Vrir and I just standing out on the deck watching the world go by, which is much more interesting while wearing lingerie, which is from the ‘Diana’ set from /erratic/. I obviously can’t keep my hands off of Vrir, he’s in the newest suit from Deadwool…..and mmm mmmm mm……he’s looking hawt! 😀

We’re using the gift pose from HCXII, which is available at the Pose Fair, which runs until the end of the month.

Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
“Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please

Black Velvet‘ ~Alannah Myles~

Isn’t this just about one of the sexiest songs there is? It goes back a few years, well way more than a few, but to me it’s as good today as it was back then. Alanah Myles is Canadian, if anyone is interested in that bit of trivia! Hey….speaking of trivia……..from my point of view as someone who knew life well before the days of having Google at my fingertips 24/7/365, …….one thing that having that level of access to information has taken away is the debate! You know those conversations where I say it was so-and-so in a movie, but you argue that it was that other guy. We then embark on a heated exchange about why I’m right and you’re wrong. All anyone has to do now is plug the name in your smartphone and voilè….instant answer. It completely negates the need for a face to face discussion, that can make a person laugh, get annoyed, or even mad while trying to convince the other of their opinion. It’s too bad, because it was always a great way to learn about someone, practice your debate skills, and it was fun! Nowadays the question is posed……both parties agree they’re not sure about the answer and both then refer to the smartphone for the answer. What fun is that……that’s just wanting instant gratification……..and there’s so much more that can come out of that. Back in the day it would have been really nice to have the answer eventually, but now it’s way too easy. I make a point of not letting anyone get the answer until it’s been discussed completely and we can at least have some face-to-face exchanges. Sure, everyone went around singing the wrong lyrics of their favourite songs all the time, but that just made life interesting…..to this day does anyone know the lyrics of ‘Blinded By the Light’ by Manfred Man…..I’m pretty sure they’re not what they sound like!!

I’m sure all you Halloween fans know it’s counting down to that day, for me it’s not a factor in life. I’ve never been a fan of it, even back when I was a kid and got the pillowcase full of candy. I just never saw the point. Well, here in SL there’s something that I do like about it….and that’s these boots from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**! The ‘HALLOWEEN Boots’ are a great design of spider web on fabulous thigh high boots, and they come with 2 versions. The leather with spider web design comes with or without blood spatter. Since I’d not been involved in a crime scene or some such thing, I chose to go with the no blood option. I’ll save them for a time when I finally lose it and feel that violence is the only option! They’re front and center at the **UTOPIA@DESIGN** main store.

OMG….the ‘Faith Dress’ from TETRA is incredible!! The buttons are threatening to come undone, the decolletage, and the short hemline all make this so sexy! It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘G1224’ hair from tram is another one of my favourites.

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.

This pose is one of 6(plus mirrors) of the ‘Viktoria’ set of poses from Imitation. The set’s available til the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

NEW favourite sim alert!! Black Bayou Lake is perfect for photographs, all dark and spooky!

Your Bones

Your Bones

In the spring we made a boat
Out of feathers, out of bones.
We set fire to our homes,
Walking barefoot in the snow.

Distant rhythm of the drum
As we drifted towards the storm.
Baby lion lost his teeth,
Now they’re swimming in the sea.

Troubled spirits on my chest
Where they laid to rest.
The birds all left, my tall friend,
As your body hit the sand.

Million stars up in the sky
Formed a tiger’s eye
That looked down on my face,
Out of time and out of place.

So hold on.
Hold on to what we are.
Hold on to your heart.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

Awakened by the sound
Of a screaming owl.
Chasing leaves in the wind,
Going where we’ve never been.

Said goodbye to you, my friend,
As the fire spread.
All that’s left are your bones
That will soon sink like stones.

So hold on.
Hold on to what we are.
Hold on to your heart.

La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la

So hold on.
Hold on to your heart.

Your Bones‘ ~Of Monsters and Men~

This song and video calls to my Viking roots, my untamed heart and the fire burning within me, well….that’s not really what my Viking roots are like. I’m more likely to surround myself in perfect hygge, and feel the peace, love, and connection flow around, and through, me. I don’t think I’m the warrior Viking, I’m the more peaceful Viking that calls in sick on the pillaging and plundering days, and generally prefers peace over anything else. In all honesty, I’m only half Danish…..the other half is English…..what a combination, eh? I’m sure my ancestors on both sides were warriors, and probably fought against each other, and we know how that went! 😀 Have a great Monday everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians.

There’s no way anyone can deny it’s fall…….does it feel like summer anywhere now? Here’s is breezy with a little bit of snow coming down, so I can’t even really say it feels like fall. It’s more of an early winter feel……and there’s a very fine line between late fall and early winter. What I’m getting at is that since it’s fall, it’s time to bring out all the warm, cozy and fall related things. I’ve gone deep into my inventory to find the ‘Autumn Bento Rings from Elle Boutique(formerly Slipper Originals). They have soft fall tones on four rings with sets included for both hands. They’re HUD driven with 6 metals to choose from and each ring has an on/off toggle. They fit the SLink and Maitreya bento hands and add a nice simple touch to a fall outfit. Here’s a closer look at them…

The ‘KELLU BOMBER JACKET’ is from [Vale Koer]. It’s an older release but I have to admit this is the first time I’ve worn it. It’s really nice…….perfect when the weather calls for a jacket, but it’s not too cold for a bare midriff.

The ‘H0906’ hair is from tram!

The ‘Jolene Jeans’ are from Blueberry, and there’s flare and skinny leg included in the set.

‘The Countess’ eye glasses are from Earthstones.

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.

This a pose from the ‘Pretty’ set of poses from DS’ELLES. It’s available until the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

I made a visit to Voodoo in My Blood for this shot. It’s a great sim with lots of scenes perfect for photography.

My Immortal

My Immortal

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face, it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice, it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me
I’ve been alone all along

When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me
All of me… me… me…

My Immortal‘ ~Evanescence~

What do you notice when you see me, my lips may curl into a smile but my eyes don’t shine. Do you see that? Do you hear my laughter, but not notice the worry lines that crease my face? You might make note that I always ‘seem’ happy, but do you notice my silence when no one’s looking at me? Everyone wears a mask, or two…….and it’s only certain people that want to know the person inside that will see these things and know that what’s on the surface isn’t all that it appears to be. Through my life I’ve always had a mask ready to wear when talking with anyone. To most people I was the joker….always with a joke handy and a good natured insult for anyone I liked, but what no one knew was how exhausting it’s always been. I could wear that mask for as long as I needed to, but when I was finally alone I’d be drained mentally and emotionally and I’d plummet down into the depths minutes after smiling and saying goodbye. So, when people I’ve know for years find out I’ve struggled with depression all my life, they don’t believe it. How can someone seem so happy and full of life be depressed? Easy…..people pick up that mask…wear it for as long as they need to……then go back to their reality when alone. It’s something that I never told anyone, and generally no one ever noticed, but once every now and then someone comes along that can see through the mask…and when that happens it’s like finding the kindred spirit that’s been missing from a your life!

So, it’s October, and Thanksgiving is this weekend for us Canadians……not a good time to be a turkey! But, it’s also just a few weeks til Halloween. It’s not my favourite time of year, I hate being scared and I see nothing exciting about any of it…….so needless to say I don’t have kids stopping in for candy. But, there are some really cool things that are created in the spirit of the occasion. Sandowl of Wild Roots has created 3 incredible face tattoos and they are stunning! I’m wearing the ‘Cracked Skull Tattoo’ here and it’s available now at The Darkness Event. It’s highly detailed and creepily gorgeous with 3 ink tones included and compatible with the Catwa and Lelutka heads plus any mesh head that’s Omega driven. I could wear a layer of eye shadow at the same time easily so you’re not limited in any way. The Darkness Evet runs until the end of the month.

I know everything else in the picture isn’t clearly visible, but I’m wearing the ‘Fleeting’ hair from Stealthic and the ‘Payton Gown’ from *Just BECAUSE*.

One good thing about it being October is that the Pose Fair is underway and there’s literally tons of poses available for anyone and everyone! I’m using the ‘Apocalypse Sunrise 01’ pose from Bauhaus Movement. I have to admit to having stood on the Bauhaus Movement pose stands for a long time, but damn….they were all sooo good! You can purchase a fatpack of each set or you can purchase the poses separately, you’re choice! There’s lots of gifts available for Pose Fair group members(free to join) and there’s something for everyone there! The Pose Fair runs til the end of the month.

I Don’t Know

I Don't Know!

Never have I heard
A more disturbing word
Holdin’ out for long
I never felt so quite disturbed.

I get up in the morning now, I don’t know
Waiting for the evening now, I don’t know
Been lookin’ for whats comin’ now, I don’t know
Would somebody please, help me.

Lookin’ back at me
There’s more than mystery
Letters and pages of
Ancient history, yeah.

I get up in the morning now, I don’t know
I’ve been waiting for the evening now, I don’t know
I’ve been lookin’ for whats comin’ now, I don’t know
Would somebody please, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I Don’t Know‘ ~The Sheepdogs~

It’s one of those days that this song sums it all up for me! I really don’t know, about anything. Who am I really? I don’t know! What am I here for? I don’t know! Where am I going? I don’t know? Will I ever figure life out? I don’t know! Do I even want to? I don’t know!

I love this song, it’s by a band that comes from my little part of Canada, who gained fame by being on the cover of the Rolling Stone after winning a competition to grace the April 2011 cover. Their most recent album was released in February called ‘Changing Colours’.

Ok, so you’re looking at this picture and thinking, ‘Who the eff is that?’, right? Well, yes it’s me! I’ve had a bit of a makeover thanks to a casual run in with a fellow photographer at Isle of May! I wasn’t thinking of changing my look, but after a conversation about hair…which then brought about trying a new skin I have to admit that I’m really cute! I do admit to getting into a rut at times, and it did take some gentle urging to try something new, but sometimes what someone else sees and what I see are two different things! The unbiased eye made me see myself in a whole new way.

So, the look starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in honey tone from The Skinnery. I’ve gone with the slim look Maitreya body applier and with lots of options for cleaveage…and ummm….other things….it’s a nicely detailed body.

The hair is ‘Go127’ from tram.

The ‘Denim Jacket’ is from Tres Blah and available now at Collabor88. The top has lots of colours to choose from and the jacket comes in 8 colours and the fatpack includes 8 more.

The ‘Beetle Pearl Choker’ is from Burial.

My eyes are one of the ten options from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ from Zombie Suicide, applied to the Catwa eyes for the ‘Lilo’ bento head.

This is one of 3 poses in the ‘Melaina’ set of poses from entangled poses. It’s available at the current round of the Pose Fair.