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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Skin Whore

I just love that name, 'Skin Whore'  too funny. Yeah I know it's not new, but to me it is as I just joined the group of !Imabee.
I received their gift when joining and showing here Dido in gift skin called !Imabee Stem Serene - Endless field (DK brow).

as well as the Platinum hunt skin of Mynerva.
Fun! Will be super to take a picture of Smiling and me as grey undertakers (grins). That is, IF Smiling is still in SL, I haven't spoken to him for a long time. Miss him although I keep my shoes dry now.

Looking at the pictures I prefer the Mynerva Elve skin on Dido: wearing the red lips option with drow ears, SoulHeart eyes and eyeliner. The giftbox comes also with blue lips, blue and black eyeband options ... for only 10 L$
Hurry coz the Platinum hunt runs until 31 August.

Yeah it is possible to start with a new avi and make her look stunning for hardly any money. That is if you know which group to join, what shop to visit and where & when the hunts are. Or which blogs to follow ;-)
I might make a Dido2. 

Dikke kus

Btw I want to refer to an article I read in The Rumor blog (see link to The Rumor in My Bloglist) about Emerald Viewer. There has been a lot of drama lately. I think this article answers a lot of questions.
I have been on Emerald for ages and truly like it. Too lazy to switch to another viewer I guess. 

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


My friend Pietertje, whom I have known for 'SL-ages', told me last week he is leaving SL for an indefinite period, not sure when or if he will return. Fed up with all the drama I guess (these are not his words but my assumption). He was not really happy lately and very restless. 

Of course I will miss him, but I understand. He is right to take a break and focus on his RL, after all we only have one life.
His message made me wonder why the hell am I still in SL and who/what makes me stay? Why spent time sitting behind a laptop when I could be doing so many other things? What's keeping me: the people, curiosity, exploring, excitement, the blogging or maybe all? Is it coz I am curious about other people/cultures and I like to explore, investigate, not only sims and others but also myself and my boundaries?

The trouble is (or is it a blessing?) I always meet new and interesting people. Sighs. Like last week/weekend I met Samatha, a nice Brasilian girl, who was setting up a blog. We girls definitely will do a fashion item together in the near future. Fun!

Or when visiting a Gorean hub coz I needed a picture for the blog item about Bina sale. Returning at that hub last Sunday (logging in at last visited location) still in silk I met a Gorean master, who was fun to talk to. He showed me around on a Gorean sim (always afraid I will be snatched when walking around such a place). Pitty he had to leave so soon.
I talked to my brother Zen, who is alone again. My sister Deir will be paying him a visit soon, etc

Somehow there is always soo much to do/experience. I am always short of time. There is the work: reading the NC's, collecting gifts, unpacking, reading the blogs, filing new stuff in folders, cleaning my invent. Deep sigh. Silly of course and only work I make up, but hey with an invent of over 21.000 items I need to have some structure to be able to find my undies. 

I am sure I am not the only one asking myself these questions. In the meantime I go on for the time being with all the things I mentioned above and wish Pieterje lots of RL happiness!

Dikke kus

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Hunt and gift girl

Today I felt like blogging again. I have been playing (hot) games these last few days and had lots of fun/excitement. My invent is a mesh, too many stuff that waits to be filed: Maitreya sale, hunts, gifts etc ... blergh. Means work and I want to play, so I looked the other way and postponed.

On the other hand I made a lot of new friends, among them a few 'hunters' who tp-ed me around the sim. So, I found a cute shirt which I collected at A-BOMB as their Zombie popcorn gift. I combined it with a really cool legging (only 20 L$!!) of Intrigue Co., another shop that participates in the Zombie popcorn hunt. Wearing the anniversary gift red sandals of Stiletto Moody and stuff from my invent. Ah and also the MINA Puk Zombie popcornhunt hair. Wow I love this look.

Dikke kus

Skirt: aN (Amerie Naughty) Punk skirt red
Shirt: A-BOMB (Zombie Popcornhunt prize)
Legging: Intrigue Co. - Stars leggings (only L$ 20)
Shoes: Stiletto Moody Bare Lana (anniversary present - join the group)
Necklace: (NS) Rock' n 'Roll gang bang chain
Gloves: TonkTastic biker gloves black
Hair: MINA Puk (Zombie Popcornhunt prize)
Skin: Pulse Isabella/Passion-Freckled
Exodi eyelashes
Poetic Color Eyes Easter Lilac 

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Blogging a blessing or a curse?

After the many blog items about exploring and fashion I have been publishing lately, I wondered this morning 'why am I doing this?'. All the energy, the fuss about pixels...
Please don't misunderstand me: I love the exploring in SL, which gives me really great joy. I like taking pictures RL and SL, and I love beautiful things and like creating a look for my avi.

But, all the fuss and work is it worth it and is that all there is in SL....
Yesterday, after spending most of my evening shopping at Maitreya (there is a sale going on this week; 50% off on all items, took ages for items to rezz well you know lag lag lag... ), I spoke with my friend Sven. He said things that touched  my heart and I started thinking about his words.
In short he mentioned me being too busy with worrying about blogging, taking pictures of places I explore, keeping up with the latest SL fashion, hunting group gifts, sales, buying clothes, hair, skin,shoes, etc. No time left to enjoy SL, have fun, dance, listen to good music, talk to friends. Mmm, is he right?
In a way he is, but on the other hand I do like to write and take pictures and explore and share this info with others about what I saw and experienced. It's a dualistic thing. 

He talked about his first impression of me; a beauty with a tag 'The Brains' (which btw was the group of Alphons, my ex landlord). He said he wanted to get to know me coz he was intrigued.
Sven asked me 'where has that girl  gone?'. Aww, that hurt, I told him she is still there and to illustrate it I changed my tag into 'The Brains'. Big smile. 
However, he meant the Dido with the skin and hair as she used to wear about a year ago. Hey Sven, this is SL and we girls like to experiment and change our looks. Nothing wrong with that is there?

But I know what Sven is pointing at, am I too busy blogging, having no time left to enjoy the game? Will think about it Sven, thanks for being honest.

Dikke kus

Monday, 16 August 2010

MINA's Puk

MINA has new hair called Puk she made for the ZombiePopcornhunt isn't it lovely. I think the red hair goes very well with the Dekade skin I am wearing. Thanks Mina kiss!

MINA hair Puk Orangina  (ZombiePopcornhunt)
Dekade Brooke 2 skin (TDR)
Top: Maitreya Bodysuit de la Ruche champagne 
HoD Fallen Necklace (FLF)
Picture taken at The Wave,  Key West Resort and Marina

Dikke kus

More info on the Zombie Popcorn hunt 

LOTD Purple me

Inspired by the top of a dress I bought coz I received a generous STC giftcard yesterday (due to the xx.000 member) I built an outfit around this top with me as a blond for a change. Fun!

Top: part of !STC Jessie Peasant Dress yellow
Cardigan: Dutch Touch Short Sweater Purple
Skirt: SMS Chiffon Skirt Lila-Yellow
PixelLounge stockings
+Mocha+ short loose stocks plain Dirtty Violet
Fri.day Journey Boots Duo eggplant

The Underworld collar (gift of my dear friend Chris)

Skin: Dekade Brooke 2 sunkissed (TDR Special)
Hair: Truth Rylan2 champagne
Poetic Color Eyes Easter Lilac (freebie)
Exodi Eyelashes

Dikke kus

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Tranquil Audrey

What a lovely place this is, the church of The White Armory sim (tp available at the shop). 
I joined the White Armory group to get this awesome group gift: the Tranquil Seagown Set. 

Tranquil Seagown Set by The White Armory (new Group Gift)
Audrey (tone 4/br) skin, Tuli's recent VIP Update Group Gift: 

Hair: Fri.day Tatum timid brown
Dark Mouse Chocolate Sparkles earrings 
Sigma Jewels, necklace Eve (Le Look)

Dikke kus

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Pelican and me

So Many Style's (SMS) has a new Group Gift called Asy Tunic navy. I like it, especially coz it is one of the new designs of SMS.
Join the group (no fee) and visit the SMS store. You will find the gift on the table near the entrance.

Dikke kus

SMS Asy Tunic navy
LeeZu Baxter punkstockings blue stripes 
Maitreya Dune boots royal
TonkTastic fingerless gloves biker
.HoD Fallen necklace (FLF)
Kosh Bendy Nail bracelet

Pulse skin Isabella Passion Frex
Hair: PE Billie black (have that wig for ages)

World's End Garden

I should have known, coz lately when Smiling sends me a tp I end up with my feet into the water....
This time it was World's End Garden: a simply beautiful place to linger, explore, take pictures, be romantic and get to know eachother better, sit down relax, contemplate ....

I am not that much into poetry but this place inspired me and I will share my fav English poem with you:
One Day I wrote her name Upon the Strand
by Edmund Spenser

One day I wrote her name upon the strand
But came the waves and washèd it away:
Again I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide and made my pains his prey
Vain man (said she) that dost in vain assay
A mortal thing so to immortalise;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wipèd out likewise
Not so (quod I); let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame;
My verse your virtues rare shall eternise,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where, when as Death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.

Wearing a Group gift of Bishwear called Outrage (consisting of a corset, skirt and socks), which was only available for 1 day. I am wearing Maitreya's bra top black underneath, don't want you to see my nipples ;)

No shoes as you can see.... big smile
Dikke kus

Monday, 9 August 2010

Immerschoen latex pink Group Gift

Showing you the newest Group Gift of Immerschoen for girls: a latex pink buckles dress, which comes with white stockings and a nice white silver swirl stars tattoo.
This is the group gift for girls, but for guys there is a gift too: a really nice shirt.
Visit their new store, join the Immerschoen group and receive your gift (no fee)

Pulse skin Isabella/Passion Frex
PC eyes Easter Lilac 
Fri. Hair Tatum Scornful Red
Dark Mouse Chocolate Sparkles Earrings
Bax ankle boots Brown suede 

Picture taken at Redlight Escorts.

Dikke kus

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Third World

Smiling tp-ed me to this awesome place: Third World. He said 'please take a seat and enjoy your coffee, I just arrived, my plane crashed'. We sat at a small wooden table and behind me I saw the remains of his plane in the water. 
So many hidden away spots on this awesome sim created by Korto Stransky.

I searched for a notecard to find out about the story behind this sim, but nope nothing to be found. Looking around I found a text in the water that explained the title and gave some insight into the maker of this sim. It said:

There should be somewhere on earth a place no nation can claim as its property, a place where all human beings of goodwill, sincere in their aspiration, could live freely as citizens of the world....

Later I also found a lovely spot with two sort of rocking chairs, a cute doggy, a box of cigars and also pictures of the RL person behind the avi Korto with his RL dog (sympathetic looking guy btw).

I found some interesting quotes in Korto's profile, which I really liked and made me smile. Let me quote one:

Would you sacrifice your happiness for me?..... yes

Would you like me to sacrifice my happiness for you?..... yes
Great!   We have two unhappy people... but Long live Love
Anthony De Mello

Enough of all these wise thoughts. Let me show you some more of the sim. 

Thanks Korto for sharing Third World with others. I loved it! 
Dikke kus

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Beautiful and Bored

The Dressing Room Blue (TDRB) has a new collection out. Curious then visit the TDRB website to get an overview. There are skins of Dekade and Cupcakes, jewellery, tops, lashes, dresses, poses, an outfit of Baiastice, leather cuffs , hair of Exile, etc

I went there yesterday evening late, looked around and bought this fun Emery 'Beautiful and Bored' top. It comes with sort of military shoulder pats, in all layers and in 2 versions: black and white printed text. So for L$ 70 you receive a lot. Showing the black version.
Dikke kus


Skirt: Miel Cali Cords
Kosh Bendy Nail bracelet

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Isolde in wild linen

Showing Exodi skin Isolde Soleil with freckles a GroupGift I received today. Isolde GG comes in all tones, with many options AND lashes. I am not fond of lipstick, more a nude skin lover, but I like this skin and adore the freckles.
I even bothered to wear the eyelashes, wow.

Wearing my new dress: Cubic Effect Wild Linen beige. Love the texture. It comes with different options and prims. My brother Zen who is a master in Gor told me this is a camisk for sure, although I kept telling him this is a dressssssss. Well makes no never mind. I love it.

MINA hair Jean
Gigi Couture (GC) Vintage brown belt (jacket layer)
EarthStones Stone Donut Leather Necklace Amber black

Dikke kus

Furry me

Yesterday evening when shopping in a place I never had visited before I met CloneAge, an avi that looked really cool and different. He was wearing dark grey skin, same color hair, red eyes, horns and a big tail. He told me he was going to an 'all in red' party of his fav club and had bought a red jacket. I told him I liked his avi coz it looked very detailed and sooo different. He said if  you like come along. I did.
We talked and danced and he told me he was a shapeshifter and liked to be a furry sometimes. 

Being always curious me I told him I would like to go to a furry place to look around. However, I did not wanna spent lots of money on a furry outfit. He tp-ed me to a sandbox with free Uchi cat - Felis shape, skin, eyes, ears, paws, feet etc 
Could not resist to take a picture. So here we are: CloneAge and me as furries. Fun!

To be continued...
Dikke kus

Monday, 2 August 2010


Just fun pics of Smiling, me and stilts in Two Fish (I blogged about that a while ago, awesome sim).
The stilts are free and transferable, sooo if you like them, IM me and I will give them to you!

had to fly to level with Smiling
taller now, argh part of my boots is gone...

My outfit? see blog item 'tough me'

Dikke kus

LOTD 'tough me'

Skin: Pulse Isabelle
Hair: MINA Jean dark chocolate

Shirt: ROARS shirt summer of the past
Shirt 2: TB Hipster shirt 3
Jeans: AN (Amerie Naughty) paint pants (gift)
Boots: DECO Lumbermine boot (last FLF)
Necklaces: HoD and Scribble (last FLF: see my blog item)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Fifty Linden jewellery

This Friday was Fifty Linden Jewellery day. I seldom wear nor buy jewellery in SL but this time I could not resist. I bought 2 necklaces. Love them both so wearing them together. Yeah I know a bit too much, but ... could not make a choice. 

HoD Fallen necklace (the one with the black cross)
Scribble Hemp and Glass beads (red)

I am soooooo happy to be back in SL without the trouble I had this weekend.
My avi was GHOSTED. OMG what drama. I could not log on but my friends saw my avi online and were disappointed I did not react on their IM's. But I was NOT online. Arghhh pfffff. Drama!

But I am back and happy that this is behind me. 
At a certain moment I found Dido ghost, saw her standing there in a shop all grey. A real ghost. Wanna say thanks to all my friends who helped me.
Hugs and kisses!