Like Spring

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Spring is like a perhaps hand
(which comes carefully
out of Nowhere)arranging
a window,into which people look(while
people stare
arranging and changing placing
carefully there a strange
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

spring is like a perhaps
Hand in a window
(carefully to
and fro moving New and
Old things,while
people stare carefully
moving a perhaps
fraction of flower here placing
an inch of air there)and

without breaking anything.

Poses: Diesel Works at the 2013 Pose Fair going on now!
Wearing: New Truth Hair. New clothing from Drift. Necklace from Cae. Skin from Glam Affair.

Things that piss me off- about or in SL – a Strawberry Singh Meme

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Ok, so I changed the title a bit. If you want to read the original Meme that the lovely Berry wrote you can do so here: http://strawberrysingh.com/2013/04/01/my-sl-pet-peeves-meme/

There are of course exceptions to this and some of this is just meant to be funny:

1. Right when I log in I like a few minutes to read notecards or look at group notices. There is a very short list of people to where this does not bother me at all but if I don’t know you too well it’s going to annoy me a little.

2. When people misspell my name as “Silvia” or when strangers call me “hun, sweetie.. etc.” especially if you are someone that is wearing a system skirt with 2009 Damselfly hair and bling or if you are a dude with basically anything “Gorean” in your profile or your wang is exposed or any combination of anything I mentioned, basically you are gonna get muted.

Speaking of wangs and such.. why do certain guys deem it necessary to IM you out of the blue with shit like “Y U SO SESSY for me.. giv me a BJ girl..” Yeah let me get right on that.

I also hate it when people downright lie about their gender. There is no need for that.

3. Flickr groups: Please don’t paste me your awards, I don’t want them. I don’t care if you saw my image in the “Big Booty Bitches of SL group” I do not want your big ass tacky gif in the comments. Please GTFO. I love regular comments though and when you comment and favorite or comment or favorite my Flickr Photos it makes my day.

4. My current annoyance is with a store that I just went to recently. I do not want to use your almost all white HUD with no contrast to where I have to squint my eyes to the point of pain just to shop with or deposit money so that I can shop at your store or get a million folders for your demos and then try on said demo and realize you have to buy everything else separate and there is not even a demo for that and if there is I don’t know how the fuck to find it. *takes a deep breath* Shopping in SL should not have to be so stressful.

5. When you are just sitting there minding your own business and a group IM pops up and you close it and it pops up again. WTF is that? Or when someone IM’s the group and asks for a LM or when you tell someone the name of a store and they say LM? Why can’t you use search?

Anyhow, take what I said with a grain of salt if you made it this far.

My credits for this outfit are in the previous post!

Dreaming of Beatrix Potter

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I did a previous post of The Noble Storybook but I returned this afternoon after having done the post and I saw new things to fall in love with all over again. I was so excited about doing the post and taking the actual pictures that I missed some details. I think this is going to be one of those sims that I can return to many times and find something new each time. That is the beauty of the world.

I looked down on her desk and read: “There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.” ― Beatrix Potter

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As I was walking around the second time I was thinking a lot about Beatrix Potter and It was cool to think about walking around in her home, touching her desk.. sitting in her chair, warming up by her fire and smelling the ocean as it wafts in through the open window while listening to the music of birds. It was quite inspiring for me. I have missed that “wonder” of Second Life where you can feel like you are in a living breathing replica of the real thing.

I am wearing a dress from e! that is new and from Fameshed as well as the brand new Truth hair that is also from Fameshed. Jewelry from Cae, shoes from Gos Boutique and skin from Glam Affair.

The place is changed now, and many familiar faces are gone, but the greatest change is myself. I was a child then, I had no idea what the world would be like. I wished to trust myself on the waters and the sea. Everything was romantic in my imagination. The woods were peopled by the mysterious good folk. The Lords and Ladies of the last century walked with me along the overgrown paths, and picked the old fashioned flowers among the box and rose hedges of the garden.”
― Beatrix Potter

The Noble Storybook

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The Noble Storybook, is a sim unlike any other I’ve seen in Second Life. They say that Second Life is “Your world, Your imagination..” But what Aaliyahblossom Resident and her RL and SL partner, VonDutch Sweetwater have created is so much more than just any sim design concept.

As a child I remember these little books that my grandmother would read to me by Beatrix Potter. I loved the covers of the books and the names as well. They were magical to me just as this sim is.

The premise of the sim as taken from the notecard is:
“We tried to create the atmosphere of where she lived, where she wrote, where she created and where many of her tales were situated. You will find her small cottage on the island, the lake, the forest where Peter Rabbit and his siblings adventures took place. And many more figures of Beatrix’s stories.

But also little spots to relax, enjoy the tranquility and take pictures, take a boat to explore the island by water.
You will find the Nobles Cafe near the Beach where frequently poetry evenings will be held, book discussions and live music.”

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This is a place that is filled with a loving atmosphere and heart. I’ve never seen a more lovely family than the Noble family in SL who welcomed me with open arms to explore the sim and attend the Easter party that they had last night and even join the family. My SL has felt like it was missing a few pieces but something warm and welcoming touched my spirit yesterday. Vondutch Sweetwater & Aaliyahblossom Resident have created a world here of wonder, this is easily one of my favorite places on the grid.

The Noble Storybook is a magical place indeed.

This place is very friendly to photographers and explorers alike and there is a house that is a bit farther back that is the private home of the family. The rules are pretty simple and if you would like to rez your own props you can contact a sim manager. The Sim Managers are: Poorlemon Resident, Masterpixel Resident, Brie Pinazzo and Maddy Carissa.

I’ve tried my best to catch some good angles to show the beauty of the sim but I worry that my photography skills are lacking to show how resplendent this place really is. The best way to see the Noble Storybook is to visit this sim yourself. To find your own inspirations and dreams here. Maybe you will catch a glimpse of Beatrix herself laying in the tall grass or sipping on a warm cup of tea in the cafe? It really is your world and imagination here, after all.

Noble Storybook: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Myrth/123/81/3510


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To create your own Noble Storybook adventure go here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Myrth/123/81/3510

What Next @ 2013 Pose Fair!

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If you haven’t been to the Pose Fair yet, here is another reason why you should give it a visit! What Next has put out some adorable props and such for couples or a couple of friends! This is one of them and I think it’s really adorable.

The pose comes with two bikes that you sit on with a friend or in my case an alt and it appears that you are holding hands while making a romantic bike get away.

The only thing new that I am wearing (that I have not before blogged) is this dress from Mon Tissu with Peonies on it that came out yesterday. But my hair is from Truth, my shoes are the Lolita’s from Gos Boutique and my skin is from Izzies. The Malt is wearing some Fate Wear and a sweater that I got him at the Men’s Department. The House in the Background is from Happy Homes.

!Bang & Pose Fair 2013 is open!

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Hey! You! Yeah you! Guess what? Pose Fair 2013 is now open! You might wanna get your butts over there now before everyone gets home from work and pick up some cute poses like this one from !Bang who is in one of the larger stores near the landing point.

This pose is so cute and I was inspired today while walking around BlackLace and seeing these cute little bunny outfits for only 99L each for Easter. The hair I got was free from the Holiday Gift that I picked up today at Celoe. The skin is from Glam Affair.. it was the rare Arcade Gacha skin from December called “First Date” and the stuff in the background is from Tee*fy and its still at the Arcade for another day or so.

Pose Fair first though: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Solace%20Island/132/133/26

Elymode at the 2013 Pose Fair!

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I took a quick jaunt this morning around a sim that is new to me called Kitten’s Heaven with this adorable cherry blossom lunch box prop and pose from Elymode which you can go and check out starting at noon on Friday , March 29th and runs till Sunday, April 14th!

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I am wearing hair from Magika. Skin from Glam Affair. Shoes from Gos Boutique. My shirt is from Drift.

Exploring Neva River

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It’s not often that I explore SL too much anymore outside of my own sky bubble, but something this past week has taken over me and I have found myself returning to the Neva River sim, many times in attempts to catch photographs. I first found out about the Sim becoming open to the public for ten days, here.

If you are not familiar with her work you should definitely check out her flickr stream here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dominique16/

I am thankful to be able to explore this lovely place. It is only open for a handful more of days but how nice it is that someone who takes such lovely photos opens her home sim up to us vagabonds to explore! When I am here I feel very calm and I love the landscaping and the decor, something about it inspires me and I just adore it.

There is also a photography contest on flickr and there is more on that here: http://nevacrystall.com/2013/03/23/neva-river-sim-photography-challenge/

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I’ve taken these photos over the course of a few days and I am thinking about entering the contest but I wouldn’t know which photo and well I’m sure there are tons of better ones out there. Sometimes though it’s fun just to try. You can only enter one though! I do hope you get to check out the sim though before it goes private again.

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Elate @ Collabor88 & the Neva River Sim

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I think you still have about a week left to check out the Neva River sim, home to the brilliant Neva Crystall. She has graciously opened up her home and there are lots of really cool places to take photos, I wanted to take a few more but became frustrated with my computer because it kept crashing but seriously, go. It’s breath taking. I’m gonna keep on trying to go back myself.

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I am wearing this blazer jacket and pants set from Elate! that is out now at Collabor88 until April 8th, and I have to say that these pants are super flattering and very well done. The jacket is super nice too. I was very impressed upon wearing them and now I have to try all the other color combinations too! My poses are from Marukin, my hair is from Truth and my ring is from La Gyo.

So, may I suggest for you weekend that you go check out the Neva River Sim and you go get some cool things from Collabor88!

The Bust out of your Bubble Blogger Challenge!

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Skylar Coeur, being the sexy stalk-able minx she is, has issued a blogger challenged entitled “The Bust out of your Bubble Blogger Challenge!” and I was a little bit shy about joining but I wanted to and I was matched with this lovely blogger named Adalineb Resident in world or Adaline May on her blog Maybe May.

I was very glad to be matched up with Adaline, because she seems like a very sweet person with a great sense of humor and I can see myself bugging her in the future and what not. She’s been blogging on and off for awhile now and she takes really gorgeous blogging photos and even has a flickr account here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/86309116@N03/ You can also add her on Plurk here: http://www.plurk.com/AdalineMay I really had fun posing with her and talking with her these last couple of days.

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We wanted to be bunnies, so we were. You can be a bunny too with these outfits from Hucci. We are both wearing Sophia shoes in white by Gos Boutique, and our pose is from !bang, and my hair is from Truth and hers is from Tram.