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. ❤

Iconic

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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Oh Me, Oh My

Music amazes me the way it crawls into your head, as if the writers of the songs I love have read my mind like a book. It astounds me the way I relate to so many lyrics, even the rhythm will lure me in hypnotizing me to digest the words that have been plucked from me to dance with the magic of a melody. The best of all is that the lyrics are literally poetry  in motion, because read alone without the music, they stand just as strong and powerful as they do when traveling the path of the instruments that make them into songs.

Imogen Heap ~ Oh Me, Oh My

Quiet now in sleepy dreams
To me it seems the only time to be
Just me
Bombarded by the phone, in my own home
Can’t get the space that I need
And how I need it, yeah
Oh me, yeah, oh my
Oh me, me, me, me oh my
Oh when I look
When I look at my life
Oh me, oh my
When I look at my life, yeah, la la la
Crowded by the city, all around me
Need some silence from the loud
And noisy crowds
And I’m trying to catch a breath
Through the air of death
Can’t see the sun for the clouds
Those dirty clouds
And the night has no compassion
For your actions
When you’re trying to get away
From the hard day, yeah
And I need someone to talk to
Apart from you
But I guess that’s just the way
Come what may, oh
Oh me, yeah, oh my
Oh me, me, me, me oh my
Oh when I look
When I look at my life
Oh me, oh my
When I look at my life
Oh God
Are you there
Are you there
Are you there
No, no, yeah
God
Are you there
Are you there
Are you there
Yeah
Well are you out there
Are you there
Are you there
Are you there
If so where are you hiding?
I’m having trouble finding you
Oh me, and oh my
Oh me, me, me, me oh my
Oh when I look
When I look at my life
Oh me, oh my
When I look at my life
Oh God
Are you there
Are you there
Are you there
No, no, yeah
God
Are you there
Are you there
Are you there
No
Well are you out there
Are you there
Are you out there yeah yeah
Are you out there yeah yeah
Are you out there
Are you out there
Are you out there

too much

wearing:
hair: #Besom~ Moonlight (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy

LaGyo_Marleen Earrings (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LaGyo_Marleen Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Arwen Gloves & Arm Bracelets (*new* @ FaMESHed)

ChicModa // Grace Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Essenz – Maracaibo  (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Beach Bunny Bento Set

[Bad Unicorn] ‘Black’ Backwoods Lounger (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Adulting Is Overrated

To be more childlike, you don’t have to give up being an adult. The fully integrated person is capable of being both an adult and a child simultaneously. Recapture the childlike feelings of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at this magnificent universe. ~Wayne Dyer

adulting

wearing:
hair: #Besom~Andy (*new* @ Kustom9)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy
Pseudo- Weeknd Hoodie Gray
.::Dead Dollz::. Basic Underwear
{Luxuria} Fall/Winter 16 Thigh High Socks
REIGN.- JUNE SNEAKERS
e.marie // Tea Mug – Tears

pose: FOXCITY. Spot On Bento Pose Set (*new* @ EQUAL10)

scene:
JIAN Sugar Glider Habitat (UBER until April 23rd)

[Bad Unicorn] Sleepover Set (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Retro-Brick Lamp’ Sleepover Set
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Retro Robot’ Sleepover Set (6 Texture Options)
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Bunkbed (Light)’ Sleep Over Set
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Cube Chair (complete)’ Sleepover Set
-[Bad Unicorn] ‘Cube Chair (incomplete)’ Sleepover Set

Boundaries

Setting boundaries is a way of caring for myself. It doesn’t make me mean, selfish, or uncaring (just) because I don’t do things your way. I care about me, too. ― Christine Morgan

Caution

wearing:
hair: MINA – Maria  (*new* @ Blush)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Mindy – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ Kinky)

SU!– Piercing Set 06 *new*
4. :BAMSE: Personal Choker – Yes Daddy
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
[The Forge] Kiera (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Clery boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Steamy Bento Pose Set
[Bad Unicorn] Bao Backstreet Backdrop

Heavenly

We all knew it would happen. Break ups are like hangovers. We swear we’re never going to do it again, because the pain is just too much. Then someone walks into you life and out of no where everything changes in an instant. So, here we are….me, back in a man’s arms. Not just for a photo, but because its my favorite place to be right now. It feels good to smile so much again.

Forbidden
We can dance forever and pretend
I wanna, I wanna stay ’til the end

Gotz is wearing:
hair: Unorthodox Manny Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
Stretched ears-Omimi- [MANDALA]
body: [Signature] Gianni – Body
[VALE KOER] LEATHER BIKER JACKET
[VALE KOER] TECHWEAR PANTS

wearing:
hair: Magika – Good Vibes
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee
Kaithleen’s Corky Dress (*new* @ Tres Chic)

pose: [ATI] Adore 2 (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)
[Bad Unicorn] Block Views Backdrop

Super Useful Info

So, from time to time, I see people on Facebook and Flickr asking a pretty consistent set of questions. If I was establishing some sort of customer service or website, I suppose I’d say FAQs. Yeah, that’s actually pretty accurate, because that’s exactly what they are: frequently asked questions. First let me say, I do not believe in anyway that I’m truly providing new information to anyone that even reads my blog. However, I thought that since I keep seeing these same questions…and I just so happen to know some answers, that perhaps I could give one page to find them all quickly and simply. *laughs* You see, I’ve got a lot of information floating around in this crazy head of mine and even I can’t remember shit without asking. I could blame age or drugs, but less face it…we’re all human. So, I’m just gonna jump right in. You can click directly on the logos to go the pages listed.

Wondering what events are going on right now that you might not know about?
Go to Seraphim. That is also your goto page for some of the biggest and most popular monthly events like FaMESHed, UBER, Collabor88, Shiny Shabby, Kustom9, N21, Cosmo, ON9….you get the point. There are tons of events going on at all times. You’d actually be surprised at what you might find at some of the smaller, more obscure events. I’m not going to give examples of those. LOL. The bigger the event, the easier they are to find, but Seraphim covers a ton of stuff. Explore the site sometime. It might surprise you, plus its fun to see what the quotes at the top of the pages will change to. *grins*
So…. Seraphim …goto for shopping events.
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Do you miss shopping at the mainstores? Sick of the lag or battle to get into a big event, but you really want to shop? Don’t care for the latest theme at your favorite event? Wish there was a way to know which stores are having sales, new group gifts, and/or new releases in the store? Go to MAINSTORE SL.  This is a page full of amazing finds and you’ll be amazed at the number of great items being released in the mainstores!
So….MAINSTORE SL for all things mainstore related.
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Are you looking for bloggers for your store? Just want to check out some blogs? Looking for places to take pictures? Thinking about being a blogger, but you’re not sure. Well, everything you need to know about blogging, from stores that are looking to places to take pictures….even classes and seminars to help you learn more about blogging can be found on the Blogging & Vlogging Network site. There’s even a group inworld that you can join for free. This is a must join group if you’re already a blogger. Regardless of what you enjoy in SL, the BVN site will astound you with its wealth of information.
So….BVN for all things blogger related.
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Do you love magazines? Do you like learning about the various designers, scriptors, creators, bloggers, etc? Curious about events and event owners, what goes on behind the scenes? Love looking at professional photos of various designs? Well, there are several magazines across the grid, but Eclipse is by far one of my personal favorites and its chock full of interesting articles, beautiful photos, and monthly features. It’s all about the latest styles for both men and women. This is a lifestyle magazine of what’s going on around the grid. Who knows you might just discover something new and exciting to do, as well. Unlike a regular paper magazine, Eclipse is online and there are links in the magazine that will take you directly to the store, blog, webpage, etc.
So….Eclipse Magazine for all the latest lifestyle info around the grid.
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Simon Says

wearing:
hair: :::Phoenix::: Riley *NEW*
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
tattoo: [ATI] Rita (*new* @ Applique)
:::NOIR::: Infinite Bracelets
(Yummy) Gardenia Rings (*new* @ C88)
LYBRA . EDIE (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Surface Set
[Bad Unicorn] The Mansion Backdrop (FATPACK ONLY) *NEW*

 

 

Let’s Go Crazy

Sometimes the world just doesn’t make sense. I think it’s pretty clear that I’m not the picture of perfect mental health. I’m not sure there even is such a thing to be honest. Hell, mental health has been called all sorts of names throughout history.  Even the names of disorders change….what once was called manic depressive is not called bi-polar. Why? Why did they change the name? Manic depressive was spot on. I think everyone and anyone can catch that disorder on the right day or wrong day as the case might very well be.
Seriously, think about it for a minute.  You are having a great day. You slept great, you woke up right before your alarm went off. The weather is your favorite kind of day. Everything is going well. Catching all the green lights in traffic. Errands go great, you even saved some money unexpectedly. You come home, dinner is great….you slip into your favorite PJs…you’re set. You’re happy as you can be….then it happens. You get a tragic phone call. Something awful has happened to someone you love and there’s absolutely nothing you can do about it. You’re alone with this awful news. That’s going to be a helluva a mood swing, don’t you think?  Say the reverse happens. Whole day has been shit. Slept like shit, overslept, bad hair day, pouring down rain, you get stuck in traffic…you get home, burn dinner…then unexpectedly your best friend calls. She’s coming over and she’s bringing pizza. Your whole day just got better in an instant. Mood swing. *shrugs* Must be bi-polar.
Ever just felt so damn lazy, you just didn’t even want to get out of bed? Ever just want to stay in bed all weekend, veg out with the remote and some junk food? Ever just do it, cuz you want to? Well, you must be depressed, you can’t even drag your ass out of bed. I’m in no way minimizing any diagnosis. I’m more than fully aware that there are varying degrees of each legitimate disorder. I’m not even suggesting to know what is and isn’t legitimate….I’m not a psych-anything….well, maybe psycho, but that’s about where my expertise ends. I’m sure not yelling at Matt Lauder about how mental health is a hoax, while clearly proving that it is very real.
I’m just saying, that the world doesn’t always make sense. So, if you’re a little crazy…so what? Be crazy. Be you. Love drama? Do it up. Hate drama? Stay away from it. Wanna dance? Crank up the music and dance. Who cares? We all have to get through this thing called life one way or another…so if you’re not crazy….why not? C’mon, let’s all go crazy.

melting
Are we gonna let the elevator
Bring us down, oh, no let’s go
Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts
Look for the purple banana
‘Til they put us in the truck, let’s go
All excited but we don’t know why
Maybe it’s ’cause we’re all gonna die
And when we do, what’s it all for
Better live now before the grim reaper
Come knocking on your door

wearing:
hair: tram H0210 hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: LOTUS. Louise Skin Applier 04 (*new* @ SKIN FAIR)
tattoo: [ATI] Simon.(*new* @ Elite)
EF: Springleaf Earrings (*new* @ FaMESHed)
EF: Springleaf Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Narcisse– Nelly Lace up Dress (*new* @ Kinky)

pose: [ Focus Poses ] Naughty Chair 2
[Bad Unicorn] 02 Hype-Beast Backdrop

LOTUS. Louise Skin (*new* @ SKIN FAIR)
:::insanya::: JennaShorts – Solid (*new* @ Whore Couture)
pose by an lar
Lotus

Crooked World

Crooked World
written by Sadystika Sabretooth

It’s a crooked world,
full of broken people,
plenty of hungry hyenas
on the prowl
just waiting
to snatch up the scraps.

They will use your broken pieces
to create something beautiful
and then sell it back to you.

The lies and all the poison…
polluting every cell,
every fiber,
and stitch of humanity….
until there’s nothing left.

The careless walk among us
dressed as saviors
offering shoulders
made of sponges,
soaking up every ounce
of emotional ammo
we shed in our tears.
They load their invisible guns
and declare their silent war.

With each shot,
they push us
further and further away until
we’re backed into corners.
The view from there is amazing,
because now we see the truth…
all of it…
even the parts you can’t see
the lies as they pour from your mouth
and now we laugh
with our friends
as we whisper behind your back.

You’ve put on your little act
for so long
that even when it blows up
in your face
you’re so oblivious
you think you’re untouchable.

You’re not.

It’s a set up
we’re waiting
to watch you fall.

You will fall.
You thought we’d save you?
No
we’ll raise our glasses
as you stumble backwards
over the bodies in your wake
and finally fall into your own grave.

shaky ground
It’s getting harder to know if I’m sane
My issues are leaking outside of my veins
Somebody save me or end me, I haven’t yet made up my mind

wearing:
hair: Magika – Good Vibes *NEW*
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
MINIMAL – Charmed Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Mya Dress (*new* @ Whore Couture)
_CandyDoll_Ava Socks Black
{Livalle} Payne – Combat Boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: pose: GingerFish Poses – Bad at Love

[Bad Unicorn] Block Views Backdrop *NEW*

City Lights

Sometimes a song just embodies a feeling, but combine it with just one picture and both come together to create something amazing. That’s really what I hoped to do here.

Palastic – City Lights

City lights, the urban landscape,
Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

Oh, so very frightened to be alone,
Yet we do our best to keep a civil distance
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

I cannot solve the mystery
Of what is fake and what is real,
I cannot solve the mystery,
Of who we are and who we’ll be!

City lights, the urban landscape,

Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, I’ll always hate you,
‘Till the end of time.

I’m pretending to,
Be surprised at you lying.
You pretend not to,
See the passion inside.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

Hustle

Outside:
BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Gray (*new* @ Uber)
DRD – Spiritualists Shoppe – Storefront

scene designed in: BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Regular (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO-Deco Bag

Fancy Decor: Fulton Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Capsule Book Stack
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Chandelier
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass
-Fancy Decor: Buble Lamp (solid)
-Fancy Decor: Clipped Art
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Armchair
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Coffee Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Rug
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Side Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Sofa (white cotton)
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass

Fancy Decor: Dover Collection
-01 Fancy Decor: Designer Computer RARE
-02 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Chair RARE
-03 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk
-05 Fancy Decor: Dover Shelf
-14 Fancy Decor: Books and Trinkets

uK – Chic Wall Clock (Metal)
uK- Canvas Hope Footstool
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Candle 4
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Ariskea[Hustler] Babybreath Pot
Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Flower
Ariskea[Hustler] Hustle Word

tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Cat Face Pillow
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Hot Lips Phone (Pink)
-tres blah- Jolie – Golden Hand
-tres blah- Workspace – Tablet
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Tablet
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Paper Pile
-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet
-tres blah- Pampered – Treat Yourself
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books

dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . potted palm
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . sunday newspaper

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 3. Adult Wanderer RARE

[Black Bantam] Busy Westie On Fours Rez (*new* @ Kustom9)

(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter (*new* @ Epiphany)

!gO! Be mine – Liv & Lou RARE (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

NOMAD // Sepia Peonies 01
NOMAD // Hookah // Fuschia

{Petite Maison} Work Pretty Royal Pencils: Turquoise

:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}

Sway’s Piggy Bank [Oink] white – C

=Zenith=Little Groot touch/dance only ( REZ)

The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Yoga Tray

DYNASTY – Antique Abacus – Dark
RARE. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Backdrop

{-MK-} My bottle_Close cat(wear/2Li)

*HEXtraordinary* Flying Monkey Incense Burner – Silver

Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Ashtray’
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

.10 [ kunst ] – Magazines

Granola. Waverly’s Incense.

Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture

tarte. flask (mustache) RARE

Pewpew! Balloon Hotdog – Black (Decor) (*new* @ Uber)

Apple Fall Plan Chest

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