SL tattoos

When I'm Gone

There’s no place in this world where I’ll belong when I’m gone
And I won’t know the right from the wrong when I’m gone
And you won’t find me singin’ on this song when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t feel the flowing of the time when I’m gone
All the pleasures of love will not be mine when I’m gone
My pen won’t pour out a lyric line when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t breathe the bracing air when I’m gone
And I can’t even worry ’bout my cares when I’m gone
Won’t be asked to do my share when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t be running from the rain when I’m gone
And I can’t even suffer from the pain when I’m gone
Can’t say who’s to praise and who’s to blame when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

Won’t see the golden of the sun when I’m gone
And the evenings and the mornings will be one when I’m gone
Can’t be singing louder than the guns when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

All my days won’t be dances of delight when I’m gone
And the sands will be shifting from my sight when I’m gone
Can’t add my name into the fight while I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here

And I won’t be laughing at the lies when I’m gone
And I can’t question how or when or why when I’m gone
Can’t live proud enough to die when I’m gone
So I guess I’ll have to do it while I’m here.

When I’m Gone ~Phil Ochs~ singer/songwriter

I know that Sunday, October 1, 2017 is one of the saddest days in recent memory what with the events in Las Vegas. It’s been a devastating year in the entire world with everything that’s going on and it worries me, as it should worry anyone, to see such violence, intolerance, and hatred. My heart reaches out to all victims in any violent act against others that’s happened. It all saddens me terribly! As with any loss of life, it’s someone gone far to early, leaving loved ones alone and in pain. I was shocked to hear of the passing of Tom Petty, I’ve enjoyed his music for lots of years. It’s been a very sad year in the music industry with many artists gone way to soon, Tom Petty included. Each one leaves behind a body of work that will live on long after them. Anyone can go back and listen to their voice, and envision times when the singer was alive. I wish I could refer back to recordings of people who I’ve lost and hear their voice again. I close my eyes and see them in my minds eye….when they were alive and vibrant and there was no thought of anyone ever leaving us. But, it’s their voice that escapes my memory, their laugh especially. The autumn brings thoughts of loss to me, it seems that anyone I’ve lost has passed away in the fall, and I wish I could see and hear them just one more time.

Today it’s all about the tattoo! This is the ‘Samay Tattoo’ from Avada and available the next round of Designer Showcase, which starts on October 5. It comes in two opacities with Maitreya, Belleza, and SLink appliers plus Omega appliers and a system layer. Plus, it has four jewel tones which really sets off the nicely detailed tattoo. You’re also seeing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada here, but then again you always do! 😀

This is the Boys & Girls 42 hair, and I know it’s been around a long time….but it’s one of my all time favourites that I go back to again and again! It’s from DURA Hair and from the darks pack.

I’m using the ‘Jump Me, male’ pose from Del May here. I’m kneeling on the bed at my home here. Don’t I have a nice view?

You Might Be a Canadian.......

…..if you wear a ‘toque’ in the winter instead of a ‘woolen cap’ or ‘beanie’.

…..if you make a run to the ‘LBS’ for a ‘two-four’.

…..if try your luck at ‘Rrrrrroll up the Rim’ at Tim’s when you get your Double-Double.

…..when a guy wears ‘gitch’ instead of ‘tighty whities’.

…..if your favourite potato chips are ‘Ketchup’.

…..if you ask your friend to, ‘lend me a toonie, eh!’

I have to say that these phrases are used in Canada, but it’s almost like we’re mocking ourselves when we use some of them. Although I do wear a ‘toque’ and like my coffee From Tim’s, but I like it with double cream no sugar. I try to win something when Tim’s has ‘Rrrrroll up the Rim’, which starts late February, but I usually have no luck. I don’t hear anyone say ‘gitch’ very much anymore, but I think that’s mainly because underwear doesn’t seem to be a topic that I talk about with anyone. The word ‘gitch’ can also be interchangeable with ‘ginch’ or ‘gonch’ too, it just depends on what part of the country you live in. Personally, I don’t really like Ketchup chips, they’re a funny red colour and don’t taste very good to me. The word ‘toonie’ is used often, why say ‘two dollars’ when you can say ‘toonie’! I do say ‘eh’ now and then, it’s just natural, but the belief that Canadians say ‘aboot’ instead of ‘about’ is not all encompassing. I live in the west and we say ‘about’, even we notice when people from the eastern provinces say ‘aboot’! Why do I mention Canada? Well, behind me in this photo is the ‘Trailer Park Boys’, as I’m sure anyone who has seen the show knows. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch…..it’s quite funny, and very Canadian! You too can pose with the Trailer Park Boys, just drop in at ‘Mother Road‘ and you’ll see all kinds of great scenes for photography! Paul has done a wonderful job with this sim!

I’m caught up in this book and I don’t care what’s going on around me, I need to find out what happens. While I’m reading, take a look at the beautiful new group gift from Slipper Originals. The ‘Love Rings’ are fitted for the Maitreya bento hands, the gift includes left and right rings, and they’re HUD driven with 6 metals. The Slipper Original group has a one time fee of 49L to join and in return you get a 5% discount on main store purchases and regular group gifts.

This book and pose is from the ‘Book Lovers’ sets of poses and props from Le Poppycock. There’s two sets, both including 6 poses with various props to add in each set. This is pose is called ‘Portable Magic’! Which a book is, of course! These sets are at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative, which runs until the end of the month.

I wanted to add a little extra colour to my manicure so I’m wearing one of the 9 colour options in the ‘Fall Tipped Polish’ from ZoZ Icon. They’re available at the current round of Cosmopolitan, which runs until October 7.

The ‘Mandala Tattoo’ is from .::INKer::.. It comes in two tones and is compatible with the big 3 mesh bodies for women plus Omega and also the SLink and Signature mesh bodies for men.

The ‘Fitted Cardigan’ is from the paper arrow co.. It’s fitted for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and available at the September round of ~uber~.

The ‘HOTARU’ hair is from Argrace.

The ‘Lilla, gold’ glasses are a work of art from Air.

My look all begins 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. I’ve added a little bit of eye shadow from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ from Veechi. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

Fly

I can’t deny it anymore, fall is on it’s way! The mornings are a little cooler and the combines are starting to move into the fields to start the harvest, the Barn Swallows are beginning to flock into large groups for the flight south, and I’ve already seen Canada Geese and Sandhill Cranes on the move. I do love fall, or autumn if you prefer, but it signifies the end of summer and that’s always kind of sad. In the spring I always feel it’s a time of fresh starts and new life. The snow melting and the first blades of grass are always nice to see and then the arrival of the birds that come here for the summer to nest. The Barn Swallows arrived about a week earlier than usual, this year, and they seem to be gathering to head south a little early too. I’m not sure where the summer has gone, it feels like it was only a month ago that the snow was finally gone and the grass starting to grow. I fear that there isn’t going to be any glorious fall colours here this year. The summer was far too dry and at this point the leaves have just started to turn brown on a lot of the trees. It’s been one of those summers that the hardy people of the Canadian prairie sum it up well by saying, “Well, maybe next year!”.

I wanted to really bring out the tattoo I’m wearing here so I chose to go black and white for this one. I love birds of all kinds but have a special affinity for some. The Corvids(crow family) are favourites of mine, at least in thought. The cheeky little wrens are fun to watch as they’re so industrious and the barn swallows are always welcome. They’re good for keeping insect populations down in the yard and watching them raise their young is always interesting. Ok, back to the tattoo, no one cares that I like birds! 😛 The ‘Swallows’ tattoo from Metamorphoses Tattoo caught my eye immediately with these beautiful birds so nicely placed. The front of this tattoo includes two bird pasties and a nice little flock on the belly along with one on each hand and also one for the left cheek. It’s compatible with classic avatars as well as Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, Eve, and *KL* Lena mesh bodies plus any bodies that are compatible with the Omega system. The little swallow on the cheek is compatible with the Catwa and Omega compatible mesh heads. You’ll find this tattoo and more at the Metamorphoses Tattoo main store or on Market Place.

You can just see the top of the ‘Thong Panty’ from Solange!. It’s Maitreya and SLink mesh body compatible along with standard sizing.

You can only see the back of the Boys and Girls 69 hair from DURA Hair. Along with the hair base from the master HUD for the Catwa ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head.

I know that skin tone doesn’t mean much in black and white, but I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘vivante’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And as for the home decor around me, I love the ‘Love Make’ sign from [Krescendo]. Which is in the lyrics of the song ‘The End’ by The Beatles.

The ‘Filmore Factory Clock’, which is a real clock keeping time for me with my home time zone, is from 7 Emporium.

The ‘Yesteryears Vintage Chair’ is from Zen Creations. I love the rustic and homey feel it has.

The ‘Vintage Lighting-Star Globe, RARE’ is from the Vintage Lighting gacha set from ::Static::.

The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. All of the radios in this set come with two versions, one is just decor and the other scripted to stream.

The ‘Side Table’ is from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs, and available until the end of the month at The Chapter Four.

The house plants are from {what next}.

And last but not least, the pose! I’m using the number 2 pose from the ‘Slow Burn’ pose set from Gingerfish Poses.

Tattoo You

It used to be only a certain type of person got a tattoo! It was the rebels and the bikers then, but it’s become very mainstream now and much more accepted by most people. I know there’s lots of people that frown on them still, but I’m not one of them. I will admit to having a couple of my own in real life. I’ve had them for quite a few years, and thankfully I put them in places where gravity won’t affect them too much. Gravity is a harsh mistress, you know! 😀 I have one on my ankle and one on my shoulder, both fairly small and covered most of the year. I sometimes forget I have them, really. One of my real life neighbours is quite covered in tattoos. I’ve not seen him without a shirt, but he has full sleeves and there’s tattoo peaking out of the neckline of his T shirt so he appears to be covered. So with him looking very much like what you’d think of as a biker or a rebel it was surprising the first time I talked to him. He never swears, he’s super polite, and always calls me dear, in a nice way. He doesn’t have a motorcycle, but he rebuilds old cars and is exceptionally good at it! But you know what I mean, he’s tattooed, he has big bushy hair down past the tops of his shoulders, his beard is a little longer than that and he has tattoos, so you’d think he’s the stereotypical rebel. But no, he’s just a nice guy living his life and would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. I hope one day someone needs it, I’d like to see how much of him is tattooed!

When I started my Second Life I fell in love pretty much right from the first with virtual tattoos. The quality of them has improved immensely since I was young in this virtual world and with the mesh bodies the detailing can be incredible! I’m so excited to see PIMP MY SHI!T back with new releases for the August round of the Bodyfy event. I’m wearing the Octo Tattoo in medium ink tone, although it comes in colour also and has three ink tones. It’s Omega and TMP compatible and can be worn on all layers. So happy to see PMS back in action!! Bodyfy runs until August 30.

The pose I’m using here is one of the five in the ‘Suri’ set of poses from Imitaion. I’ve always loved SL poses and Imitation is one of my favourite pose stores. The sets are all bento enabled and they’re so expressive and alive. I really think Bento hands have changed the way bloggers and photographers can create photos that really show emotion and bring their scenes to life. You can also find Imitation on Market Place.

The Chapter Four has always been one of my favourite SL events, and I’m so lucky to be able to feature all the incredible work by the designers who participate. I’m featuring some of the gacha items from the ‘Dark Oak’ gacha set from Bee Designs. The Arm Chair, Side Table, and the Poster are all part of the set which has eight common and two RARE to play for. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The rest of the items that make my home cozy are the ‘Filmore Factory Clock’ from 7 Emporium, the ‘Star Globe,RARE’ lamp from the ‘Vintage Lighting’ gacha set from ::Static:: and available at The Gacha Garden. The ‘Majestic Radio’ is from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set has two versions, one scripted for use as a radio and one for decor only. The house plants on the left are from {what next}. The ‘Reading Pile’ of books is from a gacha set from Apple Fall and the books beside the chair are from [zerkalo].

And as for me? I’m wearing the ‘Candice’ set from [Azuchi]. It includes the panties and top, it comes in ten colours and is available at the current round of ~uber~. I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa along with the ‘Lara’ mesh body(including bento hands) from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of ‘Smoky Eyeshadow’ from Izzie’s to the look. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide and the WAKANA hair is from Argrace.

Orange Makes Me Happy!

There’s a colour for every mood, and for me orange is happy! I don’t care what tone it is, light, dark, or otherwise, I just love orange! Needless to say, I love all of autumn’s colours! The rich greens, golds, and browns comfort me! Only Mother Nature can decorate the world and not have any colours clash! At this time of year, as the leaves fall and the grass dies, the prairie’s colour palette is rich in all tones of brown, yellow, and red! Everything is still hanging on, ever so slightly, to summer’s growth! A month from now and everything will have faded to all the shades of grey, which makes the short days of winter all the more somber! But, I enjoy fall for as long as it lasts, even though today all the wonderful colours are buried under a foot of snow! Fall will return in a couple days……I hope!

I love wearing orange, but when I saw the HUD for the Urban Denim Skirt from [QE], I had a hard time choosing! The skirt comes in either the black fades or light fades and they’re on sale for the month of October for Buy Now! Buy Now is a sale event solely on Market Place, so there’s no lag to bog you down! These skirts come in five sizes and fitted for the Maitreya, Lara and SLink, Hourglass and Physique mesh bodies. You can drop in at the [QE] main store and check out some new releases too!!

The 4th of October has brought a new round of The Chapter Four! I’m always eager to see what purely perfect poses Le Poppycock has come up with! There are two packs of the Cherry Wine pose sets and also two couples poses! The Love Connection couples poses are absolutely adorable, and it’s times like these I need a man……to help me show them off!

It’s fairly early in the October round of Designer Showcase, but there’s no time like the present to do some retail therapy! DaneMarkZ has the Fashionably Dead nail applier, exclusive to Designer Showcase! The nail applier is Omega and Maitreya compatible and has a dozen colours to choose from….orange included as you can see!

I love this tattoo! It’s the In The Shadows Tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t, and like all the rest from PMS, it’s super detailed, original, and has just a bit of attitude! The tattoo is classic avatar and Omega and TMP mesh body compatible and comes in three ink tones! I’m always a medium tone kind of girl!!

I’m wearing the Jackson Wedge/Tiptoe Sneakers again, and this time around there’s a close up so you can see the great details! They’re from Mesh Agency, on Market Place, and are HUD driven with lots of colours to choose from! They’re compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, and Eve mesh feet and also classic avatars!

The Staley Top is from Vinyl.

I love the hair and cap combination from BesomxFlite! This is from the blacks pack.

As always, I am the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from maitreya, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

I’m in a sketchy part of town at After The Fall for these pictures!