IMVU: Days of Glory

The past week or two I have made a resurgence in the virtual world known as IMVU, it was the place where I spent most of my young adulthood post high school. It was where I met my best friend in the U.S, Katie as well as and a handful of great girl friends. It is also where I roleplayed with multiple characters, had relationships, made enemies but overall had fun.

Majority of my friendship group have all moved on into reality and only a small collection of us are left and log on at random times, I been having a decor mood lately and IMVU has no prim limits when it comes to decorating your individual rooms and though you have to “dot hop” to get around the rooms and they aren’t all connected, it’s still fun to work with.

Realising that the manor I had put on public back in 2014 was too dark for my tastes and my style was much more light hearted and very pink nowadays, I changed this NYC apartment that originally belonged to my artistic roleplay character Elizabeth James of East Highland High to make it my own.

A place to hang out with the girls whenever we all sync up and are logged on all at once and can play tunes, dance and have fun. So far this week it’s been myself, Katie, Elie and Mez with random appearances from my boyfriend Aum showing up as well. They all love the very detailed room but I will say this right now, some bits were a pain to work on.

My bedroom upstairs on the second floor, this room wasn’t so hard to decorate, a lot of the frames and wall art could go on each wall where I wanted them to, if they weren’t angled right they could just be turned to face the right way. My room in reality has a lot of stuff in it, it is what I call organised chaos and though I certainly do not have the paddle rack or St Andrew’s Cross I definitely got the plushies, cute lights and books/paper everywhere.

It is my favourite room to be in when logged on IMVU, but my second place where I usually go AFK is at the below picture.

One level down below the big tv and gaming station (plus three big bears) is this small corner with the cat rug πŸ˜› I realised I did not have enough room in the bedroom upstairs to set up a blogging desk like I have in my cottage on Second Life so made something much smaller and more cosy on ground floor. Got a virtual Skitty, laptop, Godiva milkshake and M&M’s to call this cosy corner my little space when I am AFK and out in reality.

The theme of pink, black and white is a re-occuring trend though bright colours stand out more in this New York city apartment, but one of my favourite pieces that I loved adding is the fashion and beauty aspect.

The giant closet with make-up box and a Minectaft library cube for kicks as well as shelves full of shoes, bags and let’s not forget those thigh-high leather boots, that was my inner Ame Hayato coming out when I added those in. Adding in a vanity table full of make up that is at the top of the stairs plus a shelf for snapback caps and more make-up/nail polish stashed on top of the drawers.

The added Japanese fashion and anime magazines were a bonus, three mannequins and of course all the soft toys a girl could dream of! This is my comfort zone when logging on but also a place of entertainment and socialising with friends.

Fashion Tile: Sweet Escape

“We drive so far to get away”Β The Arcade has opened for its Spring fever and now has 3 sims where you can play their gacha machines, I am still going through resellers.

* *HolliPocket* Fantasia Sweets from SaNaRae (02/17)
* imbue. floral embroidery skirt – dark from N.21 (01/17)
* Magika – Fever *NEW* from Store marketplace
* { Speakeasy } Sugar Rush *NEW* from Mad Pea Food Fair

* (Yummy) Secondhand Necklace – Gold *NEW* from N.21
* Garbaggio // Lovable Housewife *NEW* from The Arcade
* VinylΒ  – Neo Meddy Mask *NEW* from ~uber~
* Violent Seduction – Clausa Harness (Black) from The Epiphany

Second Life: Summer Decor

June 1st brings in not just the FaMESHed but also the summer round of The Arcade and this time it feels quite special for me. Before the gacha event opened its doors to the public it had set up a new optional donation certificate on the marketplace.
Titled Friends of the ArcadeΒ it gave shoppers and bloggers alike to buy a certificate from the Second Life catalog which is also a donation and saying thanks for all the support to the people who attend.

Everyone who is close to me or anyone who has been following this new Luci Logs for the past three years know how much of an avid Arcade fan I am, I would happily spend the lindens at the main event and try and get in on every opening day of every seasonal round. I got myself certificate and therefore a couple days prior to opening got my own custom certificate with my in-world name printed on it. It now sits proudly on my wall in my blogging corner πŸ˜€

I did not get in on the opening day of this month even though I was already wearing my HUD, 15mins before opening time and had it spamming the sim. Though I was not sad or chucked a hissy fit on Second Life facebook like others did I went to the yard sale run by SeraphimSL blog as well as searching on marketplace. Only took me two days to clear out my wishlist from the event πŸ˜€

A lot of old gacha items around my cottage has been retired and removed to make room for the latest items from this new round of Arcade, dotted around my bedroom with the new clothing shelves made by Le Primitif or the clipboards and pampered decor by Tres Blah, its out with the old and in the new. I even changed my hot chocolate maker by What next to the rare coffee machine again made by Tres Blah. Kitchen and dining looking tidy and yet it’s connected to me as a person and what I like.

Also who said a girl can’t have too much make-up? This eyeshadow palette and the lipstick stand are both made by Little Bones who is known for her hair, but for the Arcade she made exquisite make-up! πŸ˜€ Had to remove some things from my trunk to add these beauty products.

Diary: Return of the Parentals

At 5 to 9 this morning, our quiet household got woken up by our security alarm going off. It scared the shit out of me and woke up my sister and her best friend (who was sleeping over) out of their rooms. Turned out, our beloved parents had triggered the alarm when they came into the house and forgot it was still on. I also got cuddles at 9:30am when mum came upstairs and jumped into my bed πŸ˜€ So happy to report that the parents of the Moscoso home are back!

We all went out for dinner tonight to our usual RSL and had dinner together catching up on what they did in the Philippines as well as what was going on in our end. I’m just so glad they are home, it has been difficult to sleep this past week ever since that incident in the early morning of a loud bang hitting my garage. Paranoia had set into me and took me a while to doze off, good thing I was doing PM shifts this past week.

– Lu

Diary: Halfway Through

We are half-way through the absence of my parents and I only told my colleague at work and my other half picked it up during the skype calls and hanging out on Second Life that I do not function well in a lonely house. My sister has recently become a single lady and goes out every night and doesn’t come home until 2-3am. I am quite thankful I have Skitty in my house and international conversation with my friends around the world because I would go nuts without companionship.

It is a very human thing to have the need for company, though I barely interact with my family when we all home unless it is dinner time or going out to a party (when I’m not working that is) it is a nice feeling to know they are there under the same roof doing their own thing. Coming home to a dark house and only hearing the whinging meows of my ginger is rather lonely.

– Lu

Diary: Adulting Sorta

I woke up early today to say goodbye to both my parents who are flying out to the Philippines this morning and will be on a mini holiday for two weeks. They will be absent during the Easter break and dad will have plenty of time to catch up with his mum, my grandma who has moved there since 2 years ago. With the adults away it’s just my sister and I home plus the responsibilities of keeping this a functioning household.

It also means I have the duties of being Mumma cat to our beloved Skitty who will be having a lot of alone time with both of us girls still going to work- I’m doing a majority of PM shifts so I can spend time with him in the morning. Though it is all rather exciting to have a break from the parents and to have peace and quiet, it also means I have to mature or ‘adult’ sort of with being home alone. Shouldn’t be hard anyway, parents have been going on mini trips or holidays without us for a while now πŸ˜€

– Lu

LL Note: I’m baack!!

** Skipped 23rd of October but we’re home safe **

It is 10:30pm on Saturday night and I along with my parents are back home safe here in Sydney. It was the usual long flight overnight from Los Angeles but we made it and my younger sister is all too happy to see all of us. She even glomped me hello and usually I have to chase her to get a decent hug πŸ˜› Took a while to get my beloved Skitty to cuddle me though..

Feeling quite accomplished that I managed to get all my housework and unpacking done before I hopped onto my laptop and checked out both Second Life and IMVU worlds, to be honest it feels very weird to see the virtual universes having not logged onto them in the past month and a half. I also have all these mini gifts to give to my work colleagues and my bestie Mei, so looking forward to my next day off.

I am returning to PM shift tomorrow night and will be working for 4 nights but that won’t stop me from getting at least a new fashion tile in, I have done the main bulk of my wishlist on flickr for shopping on Second Life. Mum and I will soon cross check our expenses of this trip and then life will return to its usual work-rest-work-rest routine, though I am thinking about trying out for Hyatt again.

– Lu

Second Life: Fall Arcade

The craziness has started since yesterday with the opening of The Arcade with its Autumn edition, I have decided to not bother with it this year and have gone to the yard sales instead.

There is a fabulous one called Gachaopolis that is constantly re-stocked from the newest round and the lag isn’t too bad despite having so many other resellers/shoppers.

I managed to clean out majority of my wishlist except for the rings by Nylon Outfitters, I still need to get my ginger cat ring to represent Skitty of course.

The owner of Savoy, Hayden has kindly increased my prim limit so my kitchen area has gotten more detailed including all the fab items by Sari-Sari such as the fridge magnets and silver knife work next Zaara‘s golden ladles. I have an Arcade related fashion tile coming soon so stay tuned readers~

Second Life: Home is Where my Heart is

I have yet another “Home” post for you all to read, looking back at when I first started to rentΒ it and was sharing it with someone to how heavily decoratedΒ it is today is simply amazing.

This collage is the most recent update of my house, still living in Savoy sim but granted even more prims to play with to get high details in every room and outside πŸ˜€ I get to keep that cute lil garden I made for the fashion tile.

My blogger’s desk, more tiny knick knacks added but something that is just another side of my personality πŸ˜€

Make-up vanity on top of the fireplace in my bedroom, a lot more cosmetics are added as well as accessories/jewellery for a highly feminine look. If I had more room in my real life bedroom I would do this πŸ˜›

Fashion Tile: Mother-Effin Princess

An Event epicdemic has started since it ticked to September 1st including the ever famous and popular The Arcade. I am quite proud of myself, I managed to get in on opening day! πŸ˜€ I also went to Candy Shop, Kings and Queens and Oneword

*Β Glamor Dress tango applier on top by 1 Hundred from Kings & Queens
* Queen Bee socks white/pink by :BAD: from Kings & Queens
*Β Dreamcatcher- Fresh tattoo from Identity main store
* Daffodil hair from Magika marketplace
* Lace me bow pumps [Hot pink] by Epic from Kings & Queens

* Kings Cookie [Strawberry] backpack by Pr!ck from Kings & Queens
* Forests tale- Petals and pearls bracelet pink by Half+Deer from The Arcade September
* Puss (Girl) Companion RARE by Alchemy/Birdy from The Arcade September
* Sir Fluffybutt collar- Black by Buttery Toast from Oneword: Kitties
* Bun bun bunny white clip by Altair from Candy Shop
* Bun bunny clip by Altair from Candy Shop
* BDSM Symbols Slink: Fingernail appliers by N.K.K marketplace

Now for this post alone since I also did furniture shopping for my quaint cottage, I re-made my blogging desk into something girly yet still keeping to my style
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* Meow chair- Princess by Fetch from Oneword: Kitties
* Workspace- Computer RARE by Tres Blah from The Arcade September
* Workspace- Gold lamp by Tres Blah from The Arcade September
* Workspace- Inspiration Board by Tres Blah from The Arcade September
* Workspace- Coloured pencils by Tres Blah from The Arcade September

Second Life: Home Sweet Home

It is perhaps the most overused phrase around the world but it is still appropriate even for a virtual house on Second Life. Last time I posted about my cottage in Savoy sim it was a couple of months ago, a lot has changed since that time with the exception of granted more prims to work with.

The entrance is still the same with a side door and the main entrance but the owner of Savoy has converted the entire sim into a beach looking area so I have more sand than grass on the ground. I placed a picnic blanket on the floor for my avatar to do paints and a cheese platter to snack. On the stairs I also have a lil mushroom house for fairies and by the main door I got 3 pet mice.

Inside the house you have the living room to the left and kitchen/dining area to the right before it was quite bland minus a tray of cupcakes on the kitchen tops now it is much more interactive with the purchases of appliances from Aphrodite’s shop/marketplace.

I now have an expresso machine that gives you all sorts of coffee after you press a button to turn it on and retrieve a mug from it. Then I also have a toaster which serves sandwiches, toast, croissants, bagels and even bruschetta! Next to that I have a milkshake maker for yummy drinks and a microwave that cooks you quick bites and junk food for lunch example my avi was eating a hot dog the other day like real life me πŸ˜€

Going past the kitchen and into the next room over where my bedroom is located, everyone knows how many times I have re-arranged, taken and added items to my blogging desk in-world and this is no exception. Some things have been removed and others have been kept. Tiny geisha dolls from the recent Fantasy Gacha carnival are now present.