Wallflower

It’s no secret that I’ve not been active in SL for quite some time. I seldom log in and I distanced myself from SL related things like blogs and Plurk.  My enthusiasm has ebbed away for a couple of years now and there’s a slew of reasons for it but basically at some point SL just began to feel unfriendly. I’ve rarely been the recipient of a direct attack but even a wallflower like myself can become weary of the way people treat one another. I know I’m a wimp.

In spite of all that, I still find myself craving SL as a way to do something a bit creative.  Even if my idea of creative is modifying templates.  Yes, I’m still and will probably always be sore over how down people are on such things.  With limited free time and a brain that acts like a sullen 7 year old in a bank whenever I try to make it learn 3D stuff, I’ve found that templates just fit with the things I like to do.  And I’m rather tired of apologizing for it.  Sorry, got off on a tangent there that probably illuminated some of why I dropped out of SL.

I had a point to all of this, I think.  Hey look, a newish spin on an old skin.

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Horns by The Plastik (Aikea Reiko)
Hair by Truth (Truth Hawks)
Eyes by Dead Apples (Soleil Reid)
Lashes by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)

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I’m not calling you a liar

Huh, didn’t I say I was going to take a break from SL?

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Skin by Atomic (Ivy Graves)
Horns by Illusions (Siyu Suen)
Hair by Elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
Eyes by Ibanez (Annie Ibanez)
Top by Whippet & Buck (Dakota Buck)
Necklace by Miel (Mika Nieuport)
Jeans by League (Nena Janus)
Boots by Zero Number (Mai Runo) — closed :(
Bench by fri.day (Darling Monday)
Flowers by iTuTu (Kao Sands)
Prefab by Nordari (Jordan Giant)

Closing Time

Empty Shop

I closed my little shop in SL today and I guess I’m taking it a bit harder than I had anticipated, in fact I’m a little heartbroken.  I really didn’t think I’d get so emotional over it until I was pulling everything down and staring at an empty shop.  That little shop was pretty much the main thing that kept me in SL and without it I’m feeling quite empty.  So I’m going to take a hiatus from blogging.  I really wanted to finish the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge but I just don’t have it in me to do it right now.  Maybe I’ll pick it back up later.  I just don’t have any desire to be in SL right now. :(

If you want to keep up with me, I post random, non SL related total crap pretty regularly on my tumblr.  The link is to the right.

Three Oranges

Today I’m wearing orange to bid a fond blogging farewell to my favorite SL fashion blogger extraordinaire, Achariya.  Her blog has been a source of inspiration for me since I came across it soon after starting to play SL in late ’07.  I’d like to credit her with my staying in SL because her blog showed how much more SL had to offer besides the skank look I’d mostly been finding up to that point.  Acha has such an adventurous sense of style that I couldn’t help but fall in love with.   Thank you for sharing your SL with the world Acha and best, best wishes to your future blogging endeavors!! <333

The Love of Three Oranges

Hair by Elikatira (Elikapeka Tiramisu)
*Eyes & Horns by Ruina Kessel
Piercing by ellabella (ellantha Larsson)
*Necklace by Lazy Places (Sakuradawn Lei)
Dress by Thimbles (Apatia Hammerer)
Gloves by TRAP (Selos Dae)
Socks by Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle)
Shoes by SLink (Siddean Munro)
Pose by LAP (Dove Swanson)
Textures by Insight Designs

(*) denotes items received as promotional review copies or gifts

BBBC Day #6

If there’s one thing I learned after doing the BBBC is that I’m better suited to random, once in a blue moon posts rather than churning them out daily. I’m simply too boring to do regular postings. So I’ll definitely be sticking to my occasional posts from here on out, promise. :P

And apropos to nothing, here’s a picture.

LoTD 6-18

Hair by Lamb
Eyes by House of Ruin
Ears by SLink
Rose Necklace & Hair Adornment by Illusions
Dress by BeetleBones (50L Friday)

All’s Quiet

Today was my first day alone in two weeks, I even sent my husband out to go play with friends so I could have some “me” time.  It felt nice, quiet and just the teeniest bit lonely.  Unfortunately the reasons behind my full house weren’t exactly happy ones but despite that, it was nice seeing my fam again but I think we all were quite happy to get back to our regularly scheduled programs.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to jump back into SL a bit more now that home life has settled down a bit. :D

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Hair by .lamb
Horns by Illusions
Ears by SLink
Eyes by House of Ruin
Piercing by Deviant Kitties
Necklace by Otaku Designs
Tattoo by Otaku Designs
Top by Last Call (no longer available)
Skirt by Tuli
Flowers by itutu