Dear Bloggers…pt 2

Dear Bloggers,

Please stop treating what we do as a competition. It’s not a sport. There’s room for everyone.
Stop stabbing other bloggers in the back or trying to throw them under the bus. It rarely works out the way you hope it does and in the end, karma finds it’s way back to you.
Remember that none of us are perfect. Learn to forgive one another for misunderstandings and work together as a community.
Don’t bad mouth each other in front of their best friends.
Remember who helped you when you first started, know that as much as you run your mouths, so do the people you run and talk to.
Don’t bash a brand or even hint at bashing a brand in a public forum. You’re only making yourself look bad and you’re burning more than one bridge when you do that.
Stop taking everything so personally. The world doesn’t revolve around you.
Don’t be afraid to try new things.
There’s no need to suck up to designers and lie to them about the people that work for them. Designers are not idiots and you can damn well bet they know what they’re doing and who is who on their teams.
Accept feedback for what it is, constructive criticism, remember that it’s not your brand.
And last but not least, if YOU think this post is aimed at you….well, you might want to think about why you think that and just for the record, this isn’t actually aimed at one person specifically. This is just a list of what I thought was common sense behaviors, but apparently isn’t. Not sure why I bother doing these little schpeils, but I suppose I hope its going to make a difference. *shrugs* If you found anything useful, take it and use it. If not, leave it here and forget it. I really just want people to stop wasting their precious time on hate and negativity. So…happy shopping…happy blogging…happy living. ❤

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Sady is wearing:
hair: MINA – Sigrid (*new* @ FaMESHed)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery] Katy (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
brows: –SU!- Blair Eyebrows +CATWA APPLIER

_CandyDoll_ Selina Jump (*new* @ C88)
_CandyDoll_ Selina Heels (*new* @ C88)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Kiss My Sass stand (*new* @ eBento)

scene:
JIAN Ragdoll Cat Snoozing Chair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 05 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 19 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Grind City Poster (*new* @ 6Republic)
[Bad Unicorn] Messy Mondays Bed (*new* @ TMD)
Quasi – Grind City Rock Star Sign (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 08 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 13 (*new* @ 6Republic)
[Bad Unicorn] Smokers Stool ‘Messy Mondays’ (*new* @ TMD)
[Bad Unicorn] Leaning Lamp ‘Messy Mondays’ (*new* @ TMD)
Quasi – Grind City Guitar (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Grind City Night Stand (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha RARE (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 14 (*new* @ 6Republic)
[Bad Unicorn] Un-Starry Night ‘Messy Mondays’ (*new* @ TMD)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 15 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 07 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 04 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Grind City Dresser (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 02 (*new* @ 6Republic)
Quasi – Downtown Gacha – 11 (*new* @ 6Republic)
[Bad Unicorn] Railed Grail ‘Messy Mondays’ (*new* @ TMD)
[Bad Unicorn] Messy Mondays Rug *FATPACK EXLCUSIVE* (*new* @ TMD)
Quasi – Grind City Rug (*new* @ 6Republic)

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Selfish Love

Once again, I’m going to let the music speak for me, because as many ideas that I have for what to write…well…*grins*…I’m not telling you. Thanks again to my dear friend, Aaron for modeling with me. ❤

Jessie Ware – Selfish Love

Baby let’s be honest about this
There’s only room for one in your heart
So tell me darlin’, why are we like this?
I must admit that I kind of like it

Oh, you’re acting sweet
I know what that means
All these games we play
Always end the same

Selfish love, why do I do these things?
I break you down, just to get my way
Selfish love, darlin’ you do it too
You tell me lies and I bend the truth
And I, I know
That I can’t get enough
Selfish love

Baby now it feels like we’re dancing
Dodging bullets, now ain’t that romantic?
Take what I want, but you want me to take it
I only give love when I want to make it

Oh, you’re acting sweet
I know what that means
All these games we play
Always end the same

Selfish love, why do I do these things?
I break you down, just to get my way
Selfish love, darlin’ you do it too
You tell me lies and I bend the truth
And I, I know
That I can’t get enough
Selfish love
Selfish love
Selfish love

Oh, you’re acting sweet
And I know what that means
Selfish love
Oh, you’re acting sweet
And I know what means

Selfish love

choke me

Aaron is wearing:
Hair: Stealthic – Haunting
Head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
Ears: Stretched ears-Omimi- [MANDALA]
Body: [Signature] Gianni Body – Body

[Deadwool] Broberry jeans
GizzA – Sports Shoes

Sady is wearing:
hair: MINA – Yelena (*new* @ C88)
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery] Katy (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
brows: –SU!- Blair Eyebrows +CATWA APPLIER
S&P lingerie Elle (*new* Bound Box May)
Mosquito’s Way – Rohnda boots  (*new* Bound Box May)

pose: PURPLE POSES – Couple 784 (*new* @ C88)
posters: Quasi – Downtown Gacha 20 (*new* @ 6Republic)

Power

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” ~Alice Walker

Such a simple statement, yet filled to the brim with truth. We often refuse our own power whether surrender to others for emotional gratification or pointing fingers to place the blame for our predicaments. The truth is we have a hand in everything that happens to us. Perhaps not in the actual events, but certainly we are responsible for how we move forward. The victim of a crime is only a victim for as long as the crime is happening. Afterwards, there is a choice…survive or surrender. Use the power within ourselves to overcome what has happened or surrender to the fear, pain, and memories of it all. Power…really is a choice, isn’t it?

red means go

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Evelyn Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
ChicModa // Halle // Bloggers (*new* @ 4Mesh)
Phedora ~ Alicia heels ~ group gift

pose: Foxcity Steamy Set
scene:
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Studio Disks (*new* @ 6Republic)
Di’Cor Carson Leather Chair [Ivory]
Fancy Decor: Turvy Wine Glass

Music is Timeless

I love music. I’ve yet to understand anyone that doesn’t, like my mother. *rolls her eyes* I’m not super knowledgeable about music, I’ll admit. I rarely know the artist’s name, song name, or lyrics. Thank goodness for Google! However, I think that is music itself were to dedicate a song to me, it would be this one. Music is always there for us, Time After Time. I chose one of my favorite covers of the song. So, have a listen and I’ve chosen not to provide the lyrics, because I’m pretty sure most of us already know these. ♥

Music is Timeless
If you’re lost you can look–and you will find me
Time after time
If you fall I will catch you–I’ll be waiting 
Time after time

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* Saki
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
BALACLAVA!! Evergreen Headphones
REIGN.- Tattoo Choker- Moon
(Yummy) Dark Magic Ring Set (*new* @ C88)
ChicModa // Josie Sweater (*new* @ Sad November)
[Cynful] Sadystika’s Flare Jeans

pose: FOXCITY. Bad Kitty Bento Pose Set

scene:
*AF* Music Lover’s Loft (*new* @ 6 Republic)
BUENO– Proper Chair-Grunge (*new* @ ROMP)
7 – Speaker 201A – right channel (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Integrated Amplifier A-93 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Speaker 201A – left channel (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Tape Deck TD-102 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Stereo Cassette Deck A-180 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Cassette Recorder REC909 (*new* @ 6 Republic)
7 – Tape Recorder R-299 (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Breaking Free

I wrote the other day about wanting to do something different and well, here it is. *laughs* This me trying to think outside the box? I honestly have no idea what to say about this, except that I think sometimes when we feel caged, its our own fault. Sometimes we lose sight of what we want in the effort to please others. Sometimes we stifle our creativity by trying to control it. So, this is me breaking free in a way. I actually really like how this turned out, but its hard for me to explain the way it makes me feel. Words are hard sometimes, okay?

break free

wearing:
UC_Imortal_mask
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
LYBRA . LACY BLOGGERS (*new* @ Kinky)
LYBRA . WITCH GLOVES
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS

pose by Bauhaus Movement
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Neon Grid#2 (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Google & Me- #SecondLifeChallenge

Alright, Strawberry has another challenge for us and her’s the instructions:
Google your Second Life avatar name inside quotation marks and then answer the following questions.

  1. Google your Second Life name in “quotations” and share your results. About 7,440 results
  2. What are the first 5 links that come up? My flickr, my playlist on YouTube, my SL blog, my short story blog that I don’t use, and my Google+.
  3. Click on the “Images” tab and tell us where the first 5 images are from. All of them are on Flickr and from my blogs.
  4. Click on the “Videos” tab and share your results, if any. The first one is a video I was in for MadPea a while back, the rest are songs I liked or commented on.
  5. Click on the “News” tab and share your results, if any. The only result was do I mean Sadystik Sabretooth, which got no results. No news is good news, right?
  6. Did any of the results surprise you? I was surprised there were so many results. Apparently, I’ve been tagged in a lot blogs and stuff that I didn’t know about.
  7. Are you satisfied with your results or wish they were different in any way? I can’t say I’d want to see them differently or that I was dissatisfied. I never even thought to do this before, but it was fun and now I’m sort of obsessed with seeing what all these results are AND I’ve found myself creating a Pinterest account…what the hell is happening to me???

Envy

wearing:
hair: RAMA.SALON – Kendall Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
nose piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Bridge (Catwa Tala)
lip piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Snakebites (Catwa Tala)
[Cynful] Angelina’s Leather Set  (*new* @ C88)

pose by Foxcity
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Neon Hangar (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Stick a Knife In It

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

This is a lesson that took me ages me to learn. I had to learn that I had more power over how I feel than anyone else. I had to learn that forgiveness does not mean forgetting. I had to learn that holding onto resentments is like carrying rocks in my pocket and that each resentment I carry is just another rock. How many rocks must one soul carry until they learn to start letting them go? I had to learn that anger is a secondary emotion. Its one we choose, because its more comfortable than the fear and/or pain behind it. There will be some that read this and disagree, but that simply means they haven’t learned these lessons yet. Some never will. I know these things to be true. I know them to be as true as my weight and the scars on my skin.
Learning to forgive, despite the pain and/or fear certainly is not easy. It doesn’t mean you have to find love in your heart for those that have scorned you. It means you have to find love in your heart for yourself. Enough love to stop giving more power to those that hurt you. It means taking the power away from those that do not deserve it. I recently found out that someone that I once counted among my closest friends has been telling lies about me. He’s told innumerable people that I was trying to sleep with him and that’s why he quit being my friend. Those that know me…that really know him…they know that simply isn’t true, but there are plenty of people out there that are listening and believing his lies. It hurt. It still does, but there’s nothing I can do about him, his lies, or those that choose to believe him, except forgive him and let it go.
Will I ever trust him again? Will I ever be his friend again? Of course not. Learning to forgive and let go does not color me a fool. It simply strengthens me and lightens the load on my soul. I will never understand his reasons for that lie. He could have simply told the truth. We had an argument, we both felt the other person was unreasonable and he chose to walk away rather than talk it out. He could have said that I threw the friendship away, as that may very well have been his understanding of the situation. However, he chose to spread rumors and lies about me instead. Again, I admit that it hurt.
By forgiving him, I drop those rocks of resentment with his name on them, and I lighten the load on my soul. In the end, I am the stronger one, because by lightening my spiritual load I strengthen it at well. He is but one example of how people have stabbed me in the back. There are many others, but I must forgive them, as well. For its my spirit that I must care for and it is my responsibility to lighten that load. I have far more serious matters going on in my life that worrying about this man and his lies or anyone else that chooses to hate me for no genuine reason. So, to him I say, “I forgive you, here’s my back, stick a knife in it if you must, but you will NOT break my spirit or rape my soul.”

 

hide n seek

wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Apple Mesh Hair (*new* @ ULTRA)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow] TwinPeaks II – Black (*new* @ Enchantment)
_CandyDoll_ Megan Panties Black (*new* @ Rewind)
Phedora ~ Melissa Strappy heels  (*new* @ Kustom9)
JIAN Jack Russel Terrier :: Companion (Luxe Box May)

pose by Del May

backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Cube Photostudio (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Wake & Bake

If you’ve never smoked weed, you don’t know the amazing Wake & Bake. Let me just tell you, there is no better way to start your day. Mind you, its probably not going to be an especially productive day unless you’re the creative type. In which case, its best to have pen and paper on hand, because its not likely you’ll actually create something amazing so much as have the most incredible ideas EVER! That is until you’ve come down and looked at your chicken scratch with a sober mind…then you might just be wondering exactly how high were you when you thought that writing a short story about a chicken literally being crucified. Then again, you might just surprise yourself, because I have had some of my absolute best ideas on such a day.

wake-back-insert

If you’re lucky enough to get up before the sun, then wake & bake? You’ll see God! Ok, its really just the sunset, but it’ll make a believer out of an Athiest for a minute at least. Now, I’m not suggesting everyone run out and get high, especially those that have never tried it, but….yeah, who am I kidding…I do think everyone should try it…at least once. Reason 679,402 as to why I’m not a parent. HA!

I don’t smoke it nearly as often as I’d like to, partly because where I live will be the last state in the union to ever legalize it and partly because I’m currently job hunting and those pesky drug tests won’t pass themselves. So, its pretty clear that I’m an advocate for the legalization of marijuana. I know you must be shocked. I don’t need to advertise weed, because those that smoke it know all too well how great it can be. Those that don’t? Well, that’s ok, too.

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More importantly, you should go shopping in Second Life, because there are some amazing creators out there doing equally amazing things. So, check out the details below for all the important info on the stuff you see in the pics and hit those events, cuz I promise there’s something for everyone somewhere. Do I sound high? I can’t even imagine why..*offers a blunt to the readers*

wearing:
hair: Doe: Sombr V2 (*new* @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
Glam Affair – Milu Applier ( Catwa / Bibi ) America 01 (*new* @ The  Gacha Garden)
::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
LRD Longshirt Juul
LRD Smartface bootpants

scene:
i7_coffee & green_Coffee House RARE (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
7mad;Ravens 420 Tapestry
Fancy Decor: Belt Shelf (weathered)
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Sack Box
i7_coffee & weed_menu weed (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & weed_menu coffee (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_cannisters coffee (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_cannisters weed (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green pour over station (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_counter RARE (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_server tray (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_chair natural (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green coffee table (*new* @ 6Repulbic)
i7_coffee & green_espresso&joints (*new* @ 6Repulbic)

“When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.” —Bob Marley

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