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.

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Playing in the land of candy and donuts.

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[location: pals meadow]

The Back Story.

It’s spring. Time to break out the fluffy, ethereal stuff.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: WAKA & Yuki (W&Y) ~ Free5 ~ store gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup: La Malvada Mujer ~ Cinema Muto #1 eyes
  • Top: Jane ~ Needful things romper in eggshell ~ group gift
  • Earrings: PM [Pixel Mode] ~ Pearl earing ~ past group gift
  • Necklaces: *+*IJLL*+* (Jill by Jill Lemon) ~ Pearl necklace long + short + Pearl necklace ribbon ~ past opening group gift, but can’t find in world or marketplace store… there is an in world group, though.
  • Skirt: +:::+Natural+:::+ ~ Flottant white skirt
  • Stockings: League ~ Gartered Socks in off white
  • Shoes: Crickets ~ C-boot, part of Lara outfit ~ group gift

The 100.

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[location: ciudad de mexico]

The Back Story.

Over-the-knee boots are not a wardrobe staple for Etoile. But these things just seemed to come together.

And, oh, hey…. it’s my 100th post. The little congratulatory blurb that WordPress sent me included a Gloria Steinem quote: “I don’t like to write, but I like to have written.” Is this really writing?

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Pocket Mirrors ~ Elvira ~ past Zombie hunt item
  • Hair Piece: +:::+Natural+:::+ ~ Promise in “rainbow” ~ 10L
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup ~ Mock ~ eshadow fall festival in rust ~ group gift + LpD ~ lip glass in peach ~ past group gift
  • Necklace: Spangles Jewelry Box (SP) ~ Arabian Necklace ~ past Wash Cart Sale item
  • Dress: Amanda’s ~ sequined gold dress ~ past hunt item or group gift?
  • Sweater: Pig ~ Ladies Like Fowers in “coral” ~ @ the Free Dove
  • Boots: Vinyl Cafe @ Dominion ~ Red Mesh_High Heel, over knee boots ~ daily dollarbie

I chose.

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[location: you choose]

The Back Story.

Not all art installations on SL are all that interesting, but You Choose has some engaging visuals and is worth a peek. The busy, officious worker robots are charming.

So is this group gift mesh dress from Nectar, combo-ed here with a pair of tights Jane’s handy-dandy lil piggy collection and my [squee] favorite gartered socks action, these from a group gift outfit from Crickets.

Apparently there’s a WomenStuff Hunt version of the dress, too, that one more of a peachy color, but I could not find the little red t-shirt hunt item for neither love nor money… or more accurately, just wandering around and lurking on other hunters in the hopes they would show they way. I guess I could look up the hints, or something. Lazy.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va – Marie, Type B in onyx – group gift
  • Headpiece: +:::+Natural+:::+ – Head_Luce
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s – Jamil – lucky board
  • Makeup (lips): La Malvada Mujer – Cinema Muto #1 over  Glam Affair – Nina 02
  • Dress: Nectar [N!] – Mesh Tube Dress, Roses – group gift
  • Tights: Jane – lil piggy tights fuzzy in ochre – group gift
  • Gartered socks: Crickets – C-gartered socks, part of Lara outfit – group gift
  • Boots: Crickets – C-boot, part of Lara outfit – group gift

Denim in the Delta.

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[location: mississippi delta blues] [31/52 weeks of color]

The Back Story.
Here we are a bit more like my usual self, although I’m not too sure how I feel about the revival of the early 70s maxi dress. Still, this is a denim sort of number.

A bit faded, but still denim.

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The Goods.

Pink. Even the name is cute =^.^=


[location: “secret room” @ +:::+natural+:::+ – look for the little door]

The Back Story.

I didn’t run screaming at the thought of pink. I rather like it, although I am awfully tired of way it is used to symbolically “honor” women and “show we care” about them. Slap on a pink glow necklace, and there you go, steroidal baseball guy… proof that you “honor” your mother. What more would you ever need to do? Think of women as equal? Not relegate any woman who isn’t a mother to a lower status? Stop it with all the symbolic “honoring,” and let go of your desperate death clutch on the meaningless reigns of patriarchal power?

Nyah… why would anyone want to do that when merchandisers can just sell folks a bunch of pink crap, and it’s all good? “I honor women… see… I’m wearing pink!” ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay, whatever.

Evidently, I have something of a love/hate relationship with pink. Its feminized symbolic construction bugs me. At the same time, girly pink is really appealing. At the same time, it’s such a trivialized color, and thus symbolically trivializes and marginalizes women, and I hate that. And what do I go and do for this challenge? I went total femmie-girly-girly.

It’s complicated, as they say.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Milana – Olive – 0L (group gift)
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Elena Huntress – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Eyes: Letituer – Dark Brown – 30L
  • Makeup: Damned – Eyes make up in “pink” – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Curious Kitties – Peaceful Sakura Choker in “red” – 0L @ marketplace
  • Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flower Dress in “pink” – store closed, but some items still available @ the marketplace
  • Socks: Pig – Duotone Socks mit Suspenders in “sherbet” – 0L (gift)
  • Shoes: Ding – 50 Flats, “pink textured” – 0L (group gift)

Accidentally gothy.


[location: everwind]

The Back Story.

I just had a friend say to me, “Oh… you look so gothy in that.. you’re scaring me.”

Yeah, well, I’m actually not greatly keen on indulging in the whole goth/vamp thing. At the risk of someone calling the waaambulence, I find the look a bit dull by this point. But sometimes, it just sort of comes out. I didn’t mean it. Really.

::me scowls and skulks off into a corner to brood darkly and mysteriously::

The Goods.

  • Hair: LoQ – Mischa in “onyx” – past Euphoria hunt item
  • Hair piece: +:::+Natural+:::+ – Promise in “normal” – 10L
  • Skin: My Ugly Dorothy – Ari – 0L (group luck board)
  • Makeup: La Malvada Mujer – Poppy & Benzoic #5 – past hunt item + !Leafy – Gold blush – 0L (gift @ the Skin & Shape Expo)
  • Necklaces: +:::+Natural+:::+ – Lace Scarf B – 10L + IrEn – St.Valentine’s – 0L (gift) + Happy Finds (Annoying Japanese Children group) – Kicken – 0L (group gift
  • Corset: IrEn – Gift//Corset – 0L (gift)
  • Short pants: Zibska – Jones – past hunt item
  • Socks: +:::+Natural+:::+ – Mignon in “black” – 10L
  • Shoes: Vinyl Cafe – MOD heels in “black” – 25L

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