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.


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

I’m not calling you a liar

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


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


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


My store is pretty much done now.. it’s been done for a few days but I just am not ready to reopen yet.  I don’t know exactly what it is, I’m just not feeling it.  Maybe tomorrow.  I’ve pretty much found anything else to do besides fuss with this stupid store.  I just fail so hard at building, textures, etc that it was not a rewarding process.  I feel like the store doesn’t have much of my personality infused into it at all.  It just turned out so freakin’ generic that I’m a little bleh about the whole thing.  I’ve got some heavy stuff going on irl and effing around with frustrating crap like SL just isn’t what I want to do in my free time.. I’d rather zone out and play WoW or anything else.  Oh well, that’s good enough for now I guess.  I think it would take a move to a real sim (someone else’s real sim) instead of mainland where I could have my store on the ground before I could make a go of a new build.  Seriously, what is up with mainland looking like such crap?  Why is it always littered with a zillion pieces of crap as far as the eye can see?

It’s not much of a surprise that I spent more time riding around on the WonderCycle than actually messing with my store.  I also built my husband’s avatar into a wall when he got up to go get pizza. >.>


So blaaahh.


New Druid Cat forms in WoW.  Completely unrelated, but look!  I’m so pretty.

Druid Cat Form 1

Still Around

*Caution, emo post ahoy*

I’m still around….  I just haven’t really been in the mood for SL.  Lately I’ve been plagued by a huge amount of self doubt about what I’m trying to do in SL and it’s really keeping me from logging in on a more regular basis.  It seems like I keep making heaps of new stuff that I love initially but then doubt creeps in and I end up filing it away forever more.  I have a serious fear of failure and honestly, most everything I’ve done lately seems to be made of fail so it’s become easier to just forget about whatever I’ve made instead of going to the trouble of trying to sell it and watching it tank.  For months now I’ve been wanting to replace all my old shit with new and better stuff but as much as I loathe even having that stuff there anymore I can’t bring myself to remove it because those cheap things are the only things I seem to sell, much to my dismay.  It’s sad and depressing and it is making me really emo and whiny.  I’m also very tired as I have stayed up way too late the past few nights and it’s making me cranky.

So I made a hot pink dress and bought new hair and shoes to make myself feel better.  It worked a little bit.  Until some random person, out of the blue, dropped a skin demo on me without so much as a hello while I was out shopping.  At first I thought, wow, wtf… but at the same time I was rather amazed at their unabashed self promotion and I kinda wish I had the cajones to approach total strangers and pimp my wares like that.  I never would though… ’cause it was kinda tacky and I never demo with strangers.

new dress

Hair by Gritty Kitty
Horns and Eyes by House of Ruin
Shoes by Miel
Skin and Dress by me

VSM Quick!

Last week I had one of the most amazing days of my life… I got to see Sunset Rubdown live and I’m still all warm and glowy from it… even though about two and half seconds after I got home from said day I became sick with who knows what manner of flu/cold/grossness.  At any rate, those two things combined have been the reason behind my absence but I’m tentatively back.  I’m not feeling 100% yet but I’m getting there.  Anyone know a home remedy for clearing up a stuffy ear?  I’ve been trying decongestants but at the moment they aren’t doing anything and this is the most annoying feeling.

All that aside, I did have a reason behind this blog and it was to give a last minute notice that the Vendor Support Month event ends tonight so if there was anything you absolutely wanted from it, best go now!  Here were two of my favorites, the piercing from Ommik and the necklace from Otaku.  Some other highlights are the skins and t-shirts from The Stringer Mausoleum, the dress from +++BLUE BLOOD+++, the cute pose set from Piffou! and of course my skins/cami set at {Frick}! (shameless self promotion, I know)  Most of the things available are an awesome deal at only L$ 10 so get out there before it ends!

lotd 6-30

VSM Items:
Piercing by Ommik
Necklace by Otaku Designs

Other Items:
Horns by House of Ruin
Hair by House of Munster
Eyes by EYeL@B (AlterEgoTrip Svenska & Ruina Kessel)
Tattoo by Otaku Designs
shirt and skin by me