The sporting life.

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[location: noweeta grassland]

The Back Story.

This was my entry in the April Le.Look styling contest. I didn’t even get an honorable nod. That’s totally bogus.

No doubt my outsider status ~ in combination with not plunking down quite enough L’s ~ keeps me out of the running, but that’s high school for you. In the meantime, I’m completely loving these DeLa boots and had been looking for an excuse to get this jewelry set for absolute ages. I probably won’t bother with that contest again, but it’s not a total loss. Given the potential pay-off, I’d say it’s worth one little flutter. My guess is that it probably helps to be buds with an insider, but if they found themselves inundated with quality entries, it would force them to be a bit more sporting about the whole thing.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Maitreya ~ Green II – crayon
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup (eyes): Vestigium ~ Eye-Liner Orange
  • Jewelry: *League* ~ Wanderer Jewelry Set ~ Wanderer Bracelet Hand (Plain) + Wanderer Bracelet Hand (Disks) + Wanderer Necklace (3 Disks)
  • Top: Maitreya ~ Sculpted Top & Belt ~ Firefly #1 (built in AO version)
  • Shorts: Zaara ~ Denim Shorts ~ moss
  • Socks: *League* ~ Gartered Socks ~ Ecru (sockI)
  • Boots: =DeLa*= ~ Leather Boots ~ Carine ~ Red

 

I need my bangs trimmed.

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[location: in the mood for 2046]

The Back Story.

I love hearing about drama, but me no likey participating in it. Maybe that’s why I tend to keep my head down socially in SL, especially when it comes to the strange romantic imbroglios some folks use the metaverse to engage in. A dj friend of mine was doing one of his gigs the other evening, and he sometimes gets out there and dorks it up on the dance floor rather than hang out in the safety zone of his spin table. Occasionally he does something really questionable like dance with the clientele. On this particular evening, he got the balls up and ready, and before the gal whom he had asked to dance could hop on, another one (one whose profile included much information about how she “voice chats” and is “up for fun” and “you should call me sometime”) elbowed the woman out of the way to hop on pop first. The one who had been asked to dance did a grand hurumph and poofed out. One angry pixel lady down, another 5,000 or so to go.

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This same dj told me about a friend of his who has an entourage of pixel men she brings with her to clubs. At one of these venues, the club manager — yet another generic, long-legged hawt pixel babe — “hit on” every single last one of these guys, thereby upsetting the gal with all the man-toys. She left and will never step virtual foot in that make-believe club ever again. So there. Were all these pixel men her boyfriends? No, says my dj buddy, just her friends. Wull… then why did it matter to her that the other gal chatted them all up? I don’t know, said my friend. Does hitting on pixel men really matter, and why would anyone really want to do that anyway? Is there some sort of point system going on here; the bigger your personal opposite sex (so they say) entourage, the higher your score? Is that why the club manager was hitting on them? You score double points for actually “stealing” a pixel man away from someone else’s avatar and adding them to yours?

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Any insights on why a bunch of people in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s would get wrapped up in this sort insanity would be welcomed.

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The Goods.

Feeling Drowsy

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[location: drowsey]

The Back Story.

I’ve been throwing on this and that over the past several days, trying to wrap my head around why I bother. I bother, I guess, because everyone has to play at some point or another. i’m not sure I can go much deeper into it than to explain that I like to play. I like doll houses and I like stylin my virtual representation of ego.

So there. That’s about it. And here she is in a hunt item that is looking way hipper than a lot of hunt looks can manage. Nice job Fabienne Bolissima Couture.

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The Goods.

Feeling all gray and cozy and stuff

winter-bookworm
[location: curio shop, new toulouse jardin]

The Back Story.

I seem to be stuck on gray. I’m also cold and feel like curling up with books in front of a fire or hanging out at some boho coffee shop being all boho and stuff.

And that’s about all there is to say about that.

winter bookworm
[location: epithet and synonym]

The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M2/01 – 39L closing sale
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item
  • Glasses: Christine’s – I have no idea… some gal just gave me a pair when I admired the ones she was wearing. It was about a year ago. I can’t vouch for their authenticity, but I still love ’em.
  • Makeup: Boom – Love my eyes liner & mascara
  • Sweater: Alexohol – Dreamy Winter Sweater – New Year, New You hunt item
  • Jeans: Urban Gypsy Clothiers (UGc) – Sweater Weather – group gift
  • Shoes: Giereh – Victoria pumps – past group gift

 

Dirty little apricot.

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[location: tableau] [52 weeks of color challenge]

The Back Story.
With apricot, like melon, I could have gone the pastel pretty route, but I’ve been feeling kinda scuzzy this week. Dirtied up, you know. A little dusty and frayed. A bit trailer park in the heat of summer.

So, notice that there is an apricot-ish sort of thing going on in the top, but it’s an apricot that’s a little bruised and battered, like it’s been sitting at the bottom of the bin in a down-and-out greengrocers. Not the freshest, and all that.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Mina – Amber in “black” – 0L (gift)
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Devon – past hunt item, but I recently saw it was still there hidden away on a shelf – I’m wearing the “boy” version, which had veins popping out on the thighs, so required a little photoshopping to keep it from looking fugly as all heck.
  • Top: JoyLove/!Doux Petit – Baby-T in “peach” – 0L
  • Skirt: American Bazaar [AB] – Lea jeans – 0L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item, 1L for the main hunt item, which is a belt)
  • Shoes: Maschienenwerk (read that it’s now been rebranded as Uboro, but I’m not finding the shop at the given slurp) – LowTop II in “grey”

Bathing beauty.

Bathing wardrobe
[location: las islas]

The Back Story.
In RL, I don’t have a complete bathing suit wardrobe. I have no need of one. Even if I could, I don’t think I would live my life in a swimming suit.

Well, thank heaven for the dolly dress-up world of SL, because now I can just pretend to have a bathing beauty wardrobe without the expense and body image issues involved.

All images:

  • Skin: Al Vulo – Pollon Snuggle Milk – 0L (group gift)
  • Eyes: Hoot – Beachball Eyes – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Poses: Marukin – 0-1L (gifts and hunt items)

The Goods: Black Beauty.

  • Hair: Posh – Bitter in “midnight”
  • Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – Cinema Muto #1
  • Body/Bathing Suit: Coco – Sheer Bodysuit – 0L (group gift)
  • Shoes: Gabriel (GB) – Gladiator Sandals – group gift

Bathing wardrobe

Bathing wardrobe

The Goods: Big Red.

  • Hair: Sixty-Nine ([69])– Mia in “Dark Rouge” – 0L (group gift)
  • Hair base: Analog Dog – Hiar Base – 0L
  • Glasses: Blah – Nerdy Acid Glasses – 1L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Bikini Top: Sleeping Koala – Fruity Bikinis in “Kiwi” – 0L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Deviant Girls (*dg*) – Little dg necklace – past gift
  • Ring: Baby Monkey – Solitaire Ring – 0L (group gift)
  • Shorts: The Secret Store – Summer Beach Shorts in “coral” – 0L (Season’s Hunt item)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Hi-Top Sneakers Colour Pack in “plaid” – 10L

Bathing wardrobe

The Goods: Almost Blue.

  • Hair: Plume – Exotica in “onyx” – 0L (Season’s Hunt item)
  • Sunglasses: Alphavillain – Baroque Shades – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Gabriel (::GB::) – two-strand necklace – 0L (group gift) + Baby Monkey – Surfer Necklace – 0L (group gift)
  • Bracelet: Baby Monkey – Surfer Bracelet – 0L (group gift)
  • Vest: Sheep Door – Gunjo vest – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Bikini: Jill – Bikini Blue – 0L (group gift)
  • Shoes: Fir & MNA – Twine Shoes – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)

Bathing wardrobe

Bathing wardrobe

Bathing wardrobe

The Goods: Mellow Yellow.

  • Hair w/Hat: Sixty-Nine ([69])– Eve Hat – 0L (group gift)
  • Hair base: Analog Dog – Hiar Base – 0L
  • Makeup: Squeek! – Checkers Face Tatt – 1L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Bikini: Waffle! – Polka Dot Bikini – 0L (FTLO Scavenger Hunt item)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Middy Leopard – 0L (group gift)

Melon, baby but way too skinny.

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[location: overrush digital club] [52 Weeks of Color Challenge]

The Back Story.
I can’t tell you how skinny I had to make myself to fit into this skirt. Gawd bless ’em, I do like Tokodoki, but when you have to push all of your sliders down to zero in order to keep bits and pieces from poking out, maybe the designer needs to supply a resizer hud. I mean, common… body thickness = ‘0’? That’s some messed up shit.

52 Weeks - Melon

52 Weeks - Melon

The Goods.

  • Hair: Dura – April group gift
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Pollon – 0L (Group gift)
  • Earrings: BRB – Watermelon Earrings – 0L (Poupee Hunt item)
  • Glasses: Alphavillain – Baroque Shades – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Bikini: LeLutka – Set Bikini, part of ensemble – 0L (group gift)
  • Skirt: Tokidoki – Mini Skirt – 0L (Seasons Hunt item)
  • Shoes: Baby Monkey – Molly Flat – 10L