Friday, 8 August 2014

Livin' On The Edge

Life's been crazy, I feel like I've been living on the edge, so that's your song choice!

Check out the great new hair by Exile, called Unravel, the flag swimwear from FATEwear (which includes a whole lot of choices in the HUD), and the wild new pose from Kuro In Motion, "A Mess".

I'll try to be back soon!



Livin' On The Edge Lyrics
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself
You can't help yourself
Livin' on the edge
You can't help yourself from fallin' 


Pose > Kuro In Motion - A Mess

Skin >  Birth -Reese
Hair >  Exile  - Unravel *NEW AT C88*
Shorts > FATEwear Swimwear - Gibs
Feet > SLink - Mesh Feet

Dock > Sway's - Dock (with pole and rope)
Chair > Shutter Field - Winter Adirondack Chair


Friday, 6 June 2014

Superstar

Today was one of the days where you put on something new, and that feeling hits you...
I'm a SUPERSTAR!

Check out the new vest from A:S:S.


(Rock) Superstar by Cypress Hill
Still filling your head with fantasies
Come with me, show the sacrifice it takes to make the cheese
You wanna be a rock superstar in the biz?
And take shit from people who don't know what it is
I wish it was all fun and games but the price of fame is high
And some can't pay the way


Wearing:
Hair > Exile - Take It Easy
Head > Labyrinth - Mesh Head Seduction Series
Skin > Labyrinth - Seduction
Hands & Feet > SLink with Labyrinth appliers
Vest > A:S:S - Dorian Vest *NEW*
Nails >A:S:S - Supernova for SLink
Rock Gear > Standby Inc - World Tour Gacha set
Pose > Bebotes - Guitar Men

Friday, 30 May 2014

Still The Same


Berry's meme this week is 20 Personal SL Questions. It was a lot of work answering them all, but fun.
As I started answering, I thought about the changes to SL over the years, and while some of the technology has changed, I don't think personal interactions have changed much, which is why I chose the song "Still The Same".
However, if you compare my avatar over the seven years, it's changed a little, even if my stle is the same. The location in both photos is Calleta's Hobo Railyard.




  • When and how did you discover Second Life? – I discovered it in May 2007 after reading about it somewhere, maybe Wired.
  • Did you know about virtual worlds before or was this your first experience with them? – No, I didn’t. I expected to land in and move between a series of rooms. I had no idea it would be so much more like a world.
  • Has Second Life met your expectations? – All I'd wanted to to find something interesting to do on slow days, and SL has done more than that.
  • If you could teleport back to the first ten minutes of your avatar’s slife, what would you tell yourself? – I'd ask someone for help finding better freebies.
  • How long did it take you to master avatar flying and driving vehicles inworld? – Flying was never a problem. But, does anyone truly have driving vehicles mastered? After 7 years, it's still impossible to cross a sim border gracefully.
  • Do you have a mystery alt? – I have a few that I use as property owners, but my friends know who they are.
  • Is your SL avatar a reflection of you, or someone you wished you could be? – Billy is the same laid back guy that the typist is. He just has better abs.
  • Is there an individual you met in SL that inspired you in your RL? How? – I've been inspired by several of my friends in different ways, whether it's to focus on goals, achieve something healthy, or learn new things.
  • Do you feel it is easier to create stronger bonds/relationships with people you meet inworld as opposed to the real world? – It's very different, but yes, you can make stronger bonds in SL. I think the effort put into written conversations helps with that. 
  • Did you ever imagine or believe people could fall in love with someone they never met before Second Life? –No, I would have never imagined that before joining SL. Since then, I understand.
  • How has your perspective of dating changed (or not) since you started playing second life? – No.
  • How has your perspective of employment changed (or not) since you started playing second life? – No.
  • Name three things in both your lives that overlap each other significantly. – Hmmmm, this is a hard one for me since I don’t really make a living here but I guess I can say friendships, creative inspiration and socialization.
  • If you could live your life more immersively in a virtual world, would you? (Kind of like the Matrix) – I'm ok with a few hours a day (or week), thanks.
  • How do you think behavior changes for people if they’re inworld vs in real world? Why do you think that is? – I don't think that this has anything to do with being in a virtual world. Being ANYWHERE on the internet makes a lot of people more stupid.
  • How has second life consumerism changed your perception of spending habits, the value of money, the need to be “bleeding edge” with fashion? – This hasn't changed me. I buy stuff that I want or need, same as RL.
  • Do you think virtual worlds like SL drive and redefine human interaction or do they narrow and limit it? – Remember 2008 when they went on the big push to make SL a place for conferences and meetings for businesses? SL users get it. Virtual worlds COULD make human interaction so much easier for people thousands of miles apart, but unless you're an SL user, it's hard to comprehend.
  • If technology progressed tomorrow to allow you to send emotions to people the way you’d send text or voice messages, would it enrich your SL experience or infringe on it? – SL can be overwhelming enough without that, thank you very much!
  • Name three skills you attribute to having learned or honed in second life alone. – Time wasting, cropping photos, and making playlists.
  • If your grand kids googled your Second Life Avatar’s name, would they be intrigued, disgusted, proud or something else? – They'll never know.



  • "Still The Same" by Bob Seger
    You always said, the cards would never do you wrong
    The trick you said was never piay the game too long
    A gambler's share, the only risk that you would take
    The only loss you could forsake
    The only bluff you couldn't fake

    And you're still the same
    I caught up with you yesterday
    Moving game to game
    No one standing in your way
    Turning on the charm
    Long enough to get you by
    You're still the same



    Billy Dollinger in 2014
    Pose > Rack Poses - Sam 1 from Sam Series
    Hair > Exile - Take It Easy
    Head > Labyrinth - Mesh Head Seduction Series
    Skin > Labyrinth - Seduction
    Hands & Feet > SLink with Labyrinth appliers
    Shirt > A:S:S - Nineveh Silk Brocade

    My 2007 version
    (sorry, i have no idea!)

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Simple Man (Standing On A Poseball)

    What poses fit you?
    What do you love in a pose?
    Berry asks us all to Strike A Pose for her weekly meme this week.

    I have 3 favourite pose makers, in no particular order.... so I flipped a coin and decided to list them in reverse alphabetical.

    R) Rack Poses
    Even before I started blogging, I knew Rack Poses, at least the poses that had captured my attention at the adult store. If you know what I mean.
    It was only later that I realized that Kirsty had PG poses also, and in the past half year she's put a lot of her energy into expanding the PG pose store, and joining many events.
    This pose I'm using now is from her Sam Collection of male poses.



    K) Kuro In Motion
    I had been a fan of Luana's furniture store for a long time, and when she said she was going to try making poses I was excited to see what she would come up with. Since starting Kuro In Motion, she has created quite a collection of unique poses. Her work has always seemed to capture much emotion, and often they include props, such as the mirror in the photo I've included here, from her pose Shattered.



    A) an Lar Poses
    I am good friends with Katya of An Lar Poses, and I've seen how hard she works on her store and everything else she does in Second Life. Cute, sexy, angry, her poses cover the spectrum of feeling, and need to be tried.
    You Are My Heart is at Pose Fair 2014 right now, and includes the chalkboard and blocks.


    "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Boy, don't you worry.
    You'll find yourself.
    Follow your heart,
    And nothing else.
    You can do this,
    If you try.
    All that I want for you my son,
    Is to be satisfied.

    And be a simple kind of man.
    Be something you love and understand.
    Baby, be a simple kind of man.
    Oh won't you do this for me son,
    If you can?


    Details Photo #1 (Rack Poses)
    Skin > 7Deadly - Judas
    Hair > Exile - Traveller
    Hoodie > A:S:S - Easy Hoodie
    Jeans > FATEwear - Saul
    Belt > FATEwear - BILLY  (great name that!)

    Details Photo #2 (Kuro In Motion Pose) - see blog post "The Truth"

    Details Photo #3 (An Lar Poses) - see blog post "Don't Stand So Close To Me"


    Monday, 21 April 2014

    Don't Stand So Close To Me

    Pose Fair 2014 opened a couple days ago, and I have already featured several poses that can be found there.
    I do have one more to show you though! Katya of An Lar Poses has created a really cute set called You Are My Heart, with a little help from Ispachi, who made original mesh props for the set.

    The song I picked to go with the pose might be a little bit of a twist on the intention of the pose, but it works. Enjoy, and go visit Pose Fair 2014!



    "Don't Stand So Close To Me" by The Police
    Her friends are so jealous
    You know how bad girls get
    Sometimes it's not so easy
    To be the teacher's pet


    Pose + Chalk Board & Blocks - An Lar Poses > You are My Heart *at Pose Fair 2014*

    Student:
    Skin > Atomic - Innocence
    Hair > Magika - Curious
    Skirt > Milk Motion - silk skater skirt
    Top > -tb- - Short Sleeve Blouse
    Socks > Maitreya - Dahlia Socks
    Shoe > HOC Industries - Maryjanes shoe

    Teacher:
    Skin > 7Deadly - Judas
    Hair > Exile - Traveller
    Glasses > Steinwerk - Shiny Meshnerd Glasses
    Suit > Kauna - XIV Suit
    Shoes > Kauna - Brogues

    Saturday, 19 April 2014

    The Middle

    Getting stuck in the middle can be a really uncomfortable feeling.
    Being forced into an awkward position between two fighting friends is one of the worst places to be.
    Trapped in an airplane with snoring or overly chatty passengers on either side... not fun!
    The child of divorced parents? That can be terrible if they are bitter.

    Luana from Kuro In Motion has a new pose called "Masquerade", which is THE GOOD KIND OF BEING IN THE MIDDLE!


    "Stuck In The Middle With You" by Stealers Wheel
    Yes, I'm stuck in the middle with you,
    And I'm wondering what it is I should do
    It's so hard to keep this smile from my face,
    Losing control, and I'm all over the place



    Pose > Kuro In Motion - Masquerade (out now at Pose Fair!)

    Right:
    Skin > 7 Deadly Skins - Judas
    Hair > Exile - Take ItEasy
    Tux > Kauna - Tuxedo

    Middle:
    Skin > Glam Affair - Brandi in America
    Hair > Clawtooth - Hang It Up

    Left:
    Skin > Labyrinth - Spear Skin
    Hair > DROT - Jeremy
    Suit > Kauna  - XIV Striped

    Friday, 18 April 2014

    New Coat Of Paint

    Wine and Food.
    That's what I think of when I hear the word Tuscany. And it appears the the creators at TLC's The Garden were thinking the same thing this month.
    My man Gazi was kind enough to leave all of the TLC items laying around, so I repurposed them for a pose that I wanted to do with Aledia. Luana of Kuro In Motion has several poses coming for Pose Fair, and this one, called "Powerless" gave me the feeling of holding up someone who'd had just a little too much.
    Overindulgence went perfectly with the wine and food idea in the Tuscany theme, at least in my mind!


    Tom Waits - "New Coat Of Paint"
    Let's put a new coat of paint on this lonesome old town
    Set 'em up, we'll be knockin' em down.
    You wear a dress, baby, and I'll wear a tie.
    We'll laugh at that old bloodshot moon in that burgundy sky
    All your scribbled lovedreams, are lost or thrown away,
    Here amidst the shuffle of an overflowing day
    Our love needs a transfusion so let's shoot it full of wine
    Fishin' for a good time starts with throwin' in your line.


    Pose > Kuro In Motion - Powerless *new at Pose Fair*

    Building > Trompe Loeil - The Cortona Villas  *new at C88*
    Table > Collage - Tuscan Heritage Set  *new at TLC*
    Tray > Pixel Mode - Gattera Ferrero Platter *new at TLC*
    Bottle > Plethora -  Pelicana  *new at TLC*
    Plates > bauwerk - Tuscany Plates  *new at TLC*
    Wall Art > Collage -  Heart Heart Heart  *new at TLC*
    Plant > Collage - Shrubbery
    Wall Art > what next - Cafe Vintage Wall Prints

    Him:
    Skin > 7 Deadly Skins - Judas
    Hair > Exile - Take It Easy
    Top > A:S:S - Easy Hoodie
    Gloves > A:S:S - Fingerless Gloves (for SLink)
    Jeans > Ispachi - Casual Mesh Jeans

    Her:
    Hair > Clawtooth - Chick Habit 
    Top > Tee*fy - Sophie Cut-Out Ruffle Top 
    Skirt > Tee*fy - Su Pencil Skirt 
    Skin > Glam Affair - Margot 
    Eyelash > Mon Cheri - Falsies
    Hands > Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual & Relaxed