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.

Ship Of Fools

Ship of Fools

On waves of love my heart is breaking
And stranger still my self control I can’t rely on anymore
New tides surprise – my world it’s changing
Within this frame an ocean swells – behind this smile I know it well

Beneath a lover’s moon I’m waiting
I am the pilot of the storm – adrift in pleasure I may drown
I built this ship – it is my making
And furthermore my self control I can’t rely on anymore
I know why – I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around – back to my loving ground

Who claims that no man is an island
While I land up in jeopardy – more distant from you by degrees
I walk this shore in isolation
And at my feet eternity draws ever sweeter plans for me
I know why – I know why
Crazy on a ship of fools
Crazy on a ship of fools
Turn this boat around – back to my loving ground
Oh no, oh no – ship of fools —

Ship Of Fools‘ ~Robert Plant~

I don’t have much to say today, I’m sorry to say. I suppose I could make up a story about why I’m laying on a piano with a skull, but I don’t have it in me today! I suppose I could give you a weather report, but I ask myself, ‘does anyone even give a f***?’! I could say that I saw Robert Plant way back in the day for his ‘Now and Zen’ tour, but again I’d ask that same question. And honestly, I don’t think anyone does….heck……I know I don’t! 😀

The October round of the Pose Fair is open for the entire month and Le Poppycock has the ‘Necromantic’ gacha set exclusive for it. The set contains 14 bento poses, with props including skulls, skeletons, butterflies, and violins. Perfect for October spookiness. I’m using the ‘Possession’ pose with skull and butterfly prop, I have to admit there’s something weird about laying naked on a piano with a skull, but I’ve never been one to shy away from weird! 😀 There’s also a group gift available for Pose Fair group members and like I said, the Pose Fair runs until October 31.

The enchanting ‘H0928’ hair is from tram and available now at Collabor88. There’s 2 versions included, and as always, I got HUD A.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m laying on the ‘Distressed Grand Piano, dark’ from Nutmeg. And the ‘Sepia Peonies’ are from NOMAD.

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.

House Where Nobody Lives

House Where Nobody Lives

There’s a house on my block
That’s abandoned and cold
Folks moved out of it a
Long time ago
And they took all their things
And they never came back
Looks like it’s haunted
With the windows all cracked
And everyone calls it
The house, the house where
Nobody lives

Once it held laughter
Once it held dreams
Did they throw it away
Did they know what it means
Did someone’s heart break
Or did someone do somebody wrong?

Well the paint was all cracked
It was peeled off of the wood
Papers were stacked on the porch
Where I stood
And the weeds had grown up
Just as high as the door
There were birds in the chimney
And an old chest of drawers
Looks like no one will ever
Come back to the
House where nobody lives

Once it held laughter
Once it held dreams
Did they throw it away
Did they know what it means
Did someone’s heart break
Or did someone do somebody wrong?
So if you find someone
Someone to have, someone to hold
Don’t trade it for silver
Don’t trade it for gold
I have all of life’s treasures
And they are fine and they are good
They remind me that houses
Are just made of wood
What makes a house grand
Ain’t the roof or the doors
If there’s love in a house
It’s a palace for sure
Without love…
It ain’t nothing but a house
A house where nobody lives
Without love it ain’t nothing
But a house, a house where
Nobody lives

House Where Nobody Lives‘ ~Tom Waits~

Thanks to Vrir, I’ve just listened to pure magic. The lyrics and haunting voice of Tom Waits are a perfect combination and it’s all so true. I’m one who needs a home, I don’t feel complete without somewhere that I can leave the rest of the world and immerse myself in my own world, surrounded by what brings me peace and comfort. Some people say they can live anywhere, and I can’t relate to that. Oh, I’ve lived in different places, but have never felt more complete as when I live here, on the farm. I feel a true connection with the land that’s been in my family for generations and there’s so many memories here, but they’re not a burden, it just makes me more aware of family history and keeping the spirit of the place alive. There’s nothing so poignant as a farm yard alive with it’s history, each building and every corner having it’s own meaning for the various people who have lived here. The saying is ‘home is where you hang your hat’, but for me home is where my heart is and it’s always been right where I am now.

The September round of ~uber~ is on and *Just BECAUSE* has released the ‘Simone Top’ exclusive for the event. The deep V neckline shows a pretty decolletage and the hemline that scoops up higher on the front and goes low on the back catches the eye. It comes in 26 colours, there’s a printpack of 8 prints(one seen here) and also the fatpack is available and it contains all colours and the printpack too. The top is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Belleza(Freya/Isis) mesh bodies.

The ‘H0919’ from tram is also at the latest round of ~uber~. The soft wisps around the face frame it well and included with this hair is a HUD to change the colour of the inner part of the hair independently. You guys all know how much I love tram, and this is another one that confirms why I do!

The jeans are ‘Jolene’ from Blueberry. You can’t see it here, but I’ve chosen the skinny leg version this time.

As per usual, 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 the 8(plus mirrors) poses in the ‘Wander’ set from .Infiniti..

I took this picture at Soul2Soul Bay. I’d not been there before, but I’ll be going back to explore again.

When We’re High

When We're High

There was a time there was a life I was inside my head
Then finally I rested in your bed
The bars the dives the worst of vibes
I thought had come to pass
But still I couldn’t seem to make it last

I’d swallow the moon and the stars
To follow the beat of your heart

When we’re high
Oh my god you blow my mind
So let’s get high
Live until we die

You and I
Let’s just do it one more time
A million times
Let’s get high
Live until we die

A state of mind collected like
A slowly wound bouquet
With memories of our favorite nights and days

Let’s swallow the moon and the stars
Let’s wallow just right where we are

When we’re high
Oh my god you blow my mind
So let’s get high
Live until we die

You and I
Let’s just do it one more time
A million times
Let’s get high
Live until we die

You blow my mind
You blow my mind

Oh my my kiss the sky
Jimmy baby you were right
She’s so fine
Hips don’t lie
Hit me baby one more time
Go ahead and insert any random ass line
Go ahead

Cause when we’re high
Oh my god you blow my mind
So let’s get high
Live until we die

Let’s Get High‘ ~LP~

When I pondered using this song I thought a lot about the meaning of it, does ‘let’s get high’ mean going to the top floor of a high rise building, doing drugs, or just feeling good doing whatever get’s you high? Since I’m a farm girl from the Canadian prairies I wouldn’t think of tall buildings first off, since I’ve never done drugs….I may have been drunk a few times(well maybe more than a few times 😀 ) but I’ve not done drugs, so I can’t relate to that kind of high either……..but if I think about what gets me high naturally well that could be something as simple as chocolate or as big as all of nature. There’s all kinds of things in this world that can completely blow a persons mind, and I mean that in the best possible way. Who needs drugs to get high when there’s sunsets and thunder storms, new life of all species, and ……coffee, yea……coffee can definitely get me high, and chocolate…mmmmmm sweet blissful…..chocolate.

As you can see Vrir and I did a collaboration on a picture again, we’re not together in it as you can see, but I took the picture and he did the editing. I’ve always loved his style and to see my photos in his style always makes me smile. He brings a whole different vibe to it and I think I even look different, which is quite refreshing. When someone says to me, ‘that’s your style’, what I hear is, ‘your pictures all look the same’. I work at trying to make them different and hopefully interesting, but by having Vrir do the editing it took my usual look and tossed it out the window and made it fresh and new!

This is one of the poses in the ‘Bodyache’ sets from Le Poppycock. There’s two sets of 7 poses each and they’re available now at The Chapter Four.

I’m wearing the ‘Rowan Corset’ from [ALEUTIA] here and it’s the version without the cups so I’m showing a little more than usual, but there’s a version that covers all your girly bits if you’re not comfortable this bare.

The ‘PAULA’ heels are from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**, but this isn’t an accurate view so I’ll be showing you a better view of them in the near future!

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.