I have enough new photos that I took on Second Life that I can now feature in a new post from that virtual universe. Yay!
I been experimenting with the different settings, sometimes entire sims can be just too laggy even when you derender everyone else around you. And finding just a backgrounds or backdrops made by the talented creators is all that I need to create a photo. The above photo however was taken at a sim District 18, a sci-fi/cyberpunk roleplay world. However my outfit is definitely not something from a futuristic set. The top is by Hime Dream and it’s so cute! The gamer belt along with Sailor Moon’s compact is a favourite add-on.
This is my most recent upload on my flickr stream and taken in my cottage in front of my blogging corner, where I’m usually parked at if I’m not deciding to explore the rest of the Second Life grid. My hair in real life is ombre, dark brown almost black with caramel-ish/blonde tips, I went with that look for ages in-world too. It has always been Dela hair, but this week I switched to Runaway hair just because she had more variety in her ombre and I wanted a change. I also made my eyes hazel, not that you can tell in the photo.
I am still crying out for clothes from the designer that is pink and cute but not lingerie or borderline teenager/child-like. I find myself returning to the marketplace or main store releases to find items that aren’t worn by every single resident on the grid. The top is by Envious, the skirt itself is Le Fil Casse, Jae stepping up with her raunchy bottoms. Also again this is in my cottage, I re-did the lounge with LAQ bookcases and confetti cake couches by Violetility.
There is a whole lot of drama related to the sim known as Backdrop city but I’m being honest here, I am glad the owner has rezzed out plenty of backgrounds and divided them into categories. Not everyone can afford to buy them whether in gacha mode or not, the above picture is a backdrop that I added all my extra decor into. The dress and jacket are an amazing collaboration between Candydoll and Le Fil Casse. Everything about the ensemble screams my favourite theme.
Another weekly collection of photos that I have taken on the grid/Second Life, its been over the past couple of weeks as I haven’t been completely online all the time because of my new job
The above picture is my most recent shot that I took at Elysion (actually I uploaded it last night before bed) and I’m wearing a dress by Pink Cream Pie featured at Paying it Forward, the cute white mittens are by Katat0nik from the December round of Collabor88, my bunny companion is by Yokai, fluffy cardigan by Cynful released at FaMESHed December.
Having backgrounds or backdrops are my saviours when it comes to random photos, it can look like it is in another sim, but really its in front of my cottage. I have been doing those a lot lately as well. The above photo is a backdrop by Bruja, top is by Epoch from .Suicide DollZ., underwear is by Nana also from Suicide Dollz, the cheeky lollipop is from Catwa‘s main store.
Another photo taken at Elysion, in their Luxe theatre on the main stage. The stunning ball gown is by Moon Amore, it is their rare from their Phantom of the Opera inspired gacha released during this month’s round of The Arcade. Soon as I bought it, I knew I had to do something elegant and whimsical with it, for the musical itself has that otherworldly feel especially when Christine sings ‘Think of me’ in that poof white dress.
Again, this is a backdrop made by Minimal and I was going for something pink, cutesy and random. The pink subway was a perfect addition to my wintry look. My kitty ear muffs are made by Sweet Thing, part of her gacha that was released at The Arcade. The blush off-the-shoulder top is made by Tetra for a previous round of Collabor88. The Yakult bottle is a group gift of Zenith and the rings are by Yummy.
I managed to get my boyfriend to log on and pose with me in the above scene taken inside our cottage. The inspiration is the morning after a night together, we have just woken up and gone to the kitchen to have a breakfast. As you can tell, my avatar is still half asleep and you got that morning glow surrounding us. I have been using the windlights a lot lately with my pictures, downloaded some from Foxcity’s Satomi, Altair’s Runa and Sorbet’s Xanthe. The couple pose is made by Focus Poses from their marketplace.
While I am on dark and Autumn colours on Second Life with snippets of Halloween costumes, I am still wearing plenty of pink while on IMVU. Though I do have a couple of outfits that are black with the arrival of the spooky month.
There is a much bigger variety of pink rooms and clothes in the IMVU community and that is majority thanks to it’s designers who always keep up with the trends of reality. Though a lot of my clothes are found in the DD/bbg lifestyle, I wouldn’t call myself a babygirl. Didn’t 8 years ago when I first realised my submissive tendencies and not now either being a full fledged submissive into kitten play.
My pink fashion varies between harnesses and tiny skirts to casual white tees and boy shorts that are seen in the comfort of my own home then out in the public eye. Though if the rooms are empty, I might go into them to take a picture of my look of the day. The above two outfits were made before my Europe holiday and I have since changed the hair creator for my avatar since everyone is using Java nowadays..
Sometimes I wish that Second Life implements the fashion that IMVU gives to its users, there is too much kink wear seen even in main stream fashion events”and though I love wearing harnesses and garters, I do like the casual outfits that the tamer pixel universe releases to the public. When it comes to my fashion on IMVU, I have applied what I’ve done on Second Life by searching through favourite creators.
I haven’t vented in either its own sub heading or my diary entries since last year and this is a good thing, I haven’t allowed negative juju cloud my small space in the cyber world or allow anger to take up my mentality. However I will vent about something this early morning before I head into bed. Originally it was gonna be spitting anger two days ago, now that I have clucked to my girls in the Hen Den and told my bestie Mei, I am feeling a lot better.
Now those who read my blog dilligently noted that I have been returning to IMVU, confessed between myself and a couple of the girls in the Hen Den we had agree that Second Life has become hypersexual in community and new events. I have noticed it majorly and I don’t even go to the adult sims or clubs anymore. It is increasing especially with the overwhelming presence of teenagers with no restrictions of age group on that virtual universe.
Since returning to IMVU, I decided to re-create a public space for myself and anyone who wanted to hang out when I was online. I was also looking for a homey area very much like my cottage on SL. Thus my New York apartment originally designed for East Highland high character Elizabeth James was re-used and became my own apartment. My group of girlies absolutely love it and find themselves staying there chilling out if alt tabbed or working. Anyone who is friends with me, know how passionate I am when it comes to being original even if its the virtual world. In both style and home decorating, I pride myself in doing highly detailed rooms.
Which is why the next bit had me so mad all day, one of the former friends/enemies that I knew from EHHS days decided to enter my apartment when I was offline and wishlist a whole lot of the decorations I have in the public room. It is called being original and creeping into my apartment is just stalker levels! Though I admit I creeped her wishlist too and that is how I found out about her wishlisting the stuff from my home in the first place. This isn’t the first time she’s copied me though, she has imitated my look but kept her blonde locks while doing it. I wish people stopped copying, originality still isn’t dead, they should try it.
Canary Beck raised an interesting question on her blog today, the million dollar question for all Second Life users to be precise- “What would you do if Second Life disappeared?” And raised the question for all her readers of what would we do? Would we pick up anything? Move to another client? Re-connect with reality.
It had me wonder a lot to myself especially with the fact that Aum has decided to take a break after returning from the music festival with his mates. His absence from the virtual world has hit me quite hard if I say so myself but I am handling it better than a year ago with my ex because this time I have a group of amazing girl friends in-world who keep me company and if it’s not them I’m on here blogging.
But back to the question of “What if” well I could probably cope with the loss much better than most users and perhaps move back to IMVU again (it be much cheaper lol). I would still have this blog set up but it wouldn’t be so fashion centric anymore, it would be what I had in the first blog- short stories, diary entries, poems and pictures from my reality. I would love to do more short trips on my days off, I love driving especially into the country side it truly eases my mind.
What I miss from Second Life though; The events, the shopping, the amount of talent and time used to create such beautiful places for my photography, my Flickr account would probably die off because you can’t take that type of amazing picture on IMVU. I’d also miss the interaction I have with the girls though we DO talk a lot more through Facebook or skype (I even have 3 of them on my reality facebook).
Overall I wouldn’t miss it TOO much to the point of depression, staying in bed and sulking over the loss of one virtual world, I’d probably go back to what I was doing before and then some more 🙂