Not So Haunted

It’s no secret that I’m an atheist. So, it should come as no surprise that I’m also a skeptic when it comes to most things that are considered supernatural, particularly ghosts, possessions, demons, and anything considered haunted. However, most people never question how I came to these conclusions. For one thing, I’ve spent multiple nights in a house that was supposedly haunted and I never saw a thing. Haunted houses are especially suspect to me, because they’re always old houses. It’s like apartments or houses built in the last 50 years are never haunted. Plenty of murders and bizarre deaths happen in homes like those, but for some reason they’re never reported to be haunted. I’ve never heard of an atheist being possessed. For that matter, it seems to be limited to Catholics.
What might really surprise people is that I do believe that there is life on other planets, but not in our solar system. I also believe in vampires, but not the blood drinking, murderous type. I believe in psyvamps, as they feed off of energy, and this is something I’m quite familiar with, because I’ve been doing that very thing since I was a child. Psyvamps get a very bad reputation, but that’s a topic for another day. I, also, believe in certain forms of…well, for the lack of a better word…magic. This is also something I’ve experienced and perhaps one day, I’ll write more about that. For now, I just wanted to touch on some basic supernatural ideas, because I’m currently watching The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. *laughs*
I dunno, I’m just not big into believing in make believe monsters, when all the real monsters I’ve seen and met have been human. Perhaps that’s why crime shows intrigue me so much. That or I’m just a twisted weirdo. *shrugs & giggles*

gothic bedroom

scene put together in AF Paris Loft Skybox RARE

uK – The Unveiling Curtains White (*new* @ Salem)
uK – The Unveiling Violin Black Lace

uK – Gothic Mannequin (D)

Fancy Decor: Warden Set (*new* @ Arcade)
-01 Fancy Decor: Warden Bed – adult RARE
-02 Fancy Decor: Warden Chair
-03 Fancy Decor: Warden Bench
-04 Fancy Decor: Warden Dresser
-05 Fancy Decor: Warden Side Table
-07 Fancy Decor: Warden Candelabra
-08 Fancy Decor: Warden Neon Cross
-09 Fancy Decor: Warden Wine & Glasses
-10 Fancy Decor: Warden Vases
-12 Fancy Decor: Warden Art (a-z texture change)

Fancy Decor: Eagan Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Fancy Decor: Eagan Coffee Cup
-Fancy Decor: Eagan Rug
-Fancy Decor: Eagan Vase

Fancy Decor: Davis Sconce
Fancy Decor: Jacques Scented Candle
Fancy Decor: Skull Canister

Silence. – Dark Dining Gacha Set (*new* @ Salem)
-Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage
-Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases
-Silence. – Dark Dining Spider Bowl
-Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – White/Black
-Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack
-Silence. – Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles

Dahlia – Baby Robert – Antique Lamp – Silver

Dahlia – Surrey – Serving tray

Dahlia – Newport Collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Dahlia – Newport – Suitcase Console Table – Black
-Dahlia – Newport – Vintage Monochromatic – Books – Black
-Dahlia – Newport – Distressed Trinket Box – Black

.random.Matter. – Paint It Black – Pillow [Skulls]

[ zerkalo ] Dark Elegance – Cloche w/Skull

tres blah– Jolie – Chic Perfume

Zaara [home] : 12 Attar perfume bottles

[Deadwool] 2. Fetus skull

[noctis] Book row with ravenskull bookend

N4RS Candle – natural

[ContraptioN] Decor: Odd Skull 2 *JAR*

{-Maru Kado-} Skull Plant Pot_RARE-A

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Balancing Act

I am so honored to blog for so many amazing creators and events. I am blessed with several SL jobs that I absolutely love. I’m so blessed that I often forget my own limits and it completely destroys me to leave a designer or give up a job, but as time goes by I am forced to recognize that there needs to be a balance between work and fun. Though I really don’t think of my jobs or blogging as work, because I enjoy it all so much. I’ve finally gotten myself to a crossroads in my SL where I have to be true to myself and not settle for less than I want or deserve. That includes making time for myself in ways that does not revolve around other people. I don’t mean that in a nasty way either, but I’ve settled and pushed myself too far in the past. This almost always blows up in my face.
With that said, I’m approaching some changes and well, the older I get the less I like change. It just feels stressful, but I’ve got some big decisions to make and time is running out. Thank goodness I have an amazing support system in place for when I fall apart or quite possibly fall on my face, but life is a balancing act after all and right now, things are a bit off balance. Time to fix that.

balancing act

Kronic is wearing:
hair: Stealthic Hysteria
head: Catwa Daniel
ear: ^^Swallow^^ Gauged Ear
body: Signature Gianni
skin by L’etre
tattoo: [Isuka pimal] seven sins *rare*

etham – Julius Muscle Tank w/Hoodie
::GB:: Cotton pants
[Deadwool] Chase sneakers – white

Sady is wearing:
hair: MINA – Lianne (*new* @ Good Vibes Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Lily – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ Kustom9)
tattoo: **RE** Surya Tattoo – Common – Gold
.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Collar Oculus Cross

BUENO-ANA Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
{le fil casse} Regina Shorts (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[BREATHE]-Setsumi Heels (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: PURPLE POSES – COUPLE 468
anxiety %rule#1

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)

Take Your Time

Why is everyone in such a hurry these days? I’m referring to SL relationships. We’ve all seen the people that jump in and out of relationships. Partnered to someone new every other week or month, then complain about why their relationships didn’t work. Seems like an awful lot of unnecessary drama and hurt feelings to me. I used to think I had a four month expiration date, because my average SL relationship was only lasting four months, but I didn’t rush into any of them. The last one I had, we dated quietly for months before telling anyone, much less becoming official. Now, I’ve been single for over 3 months and I simply can’t imagine rushing into anything with any of the men I’ve met. It can take weeks for me to even figure out whether or not I want to have sex with someone. Granted there are those that you know immediately that sex is definitely on the table, but in those instances I’m not expecting it to be anything but casual. I’m not an idiot. Sex does not equal love or even slove as my friend, Poppy, puts it. (I tend to agree with her on that.) I dunno, I guess we all have our pace. It just seems to me if you take your time and really get to know someone first, you might save yourself some heartache. Then again, what do I know….368 day of what I thought was magic turned out to be really disposable and I was easily replaced in no time at all. *shrugs* So, I have no idea who the hell I think I am giving relationship advice, but that’s what’s on my mind today. So, that’s what you get.

the wolf

Sady is wearing:
hair: #1 {Limerence} Nikol hair(Common1)-B&W
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Iris (Catwa Applier) toffee (*new* @ C88)
11. :BAMSE: Personal Choker – Bitch
SPIRIT – Peepa sweatshirt (*new* @ C88)
ChicModa // Piper skirt (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
.Shi : Caleb Boots . Black / Bento (*new* @ TMD)

Gotz is wearing:
hair: Unorthodox Manny Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
Stretched ears-Omimi- [MANDALA]
body: [Signature] Gianni – Body
Howl – CHEN bombers jacket
[VALE KOER] TECHWEAR PANTS
[Deadwool] Chase sneakers

pose: [ATI] Adore (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

FOXCITY. K-POP Star 2 – As If (Rez) (1) RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

I Need to See You

Natalia M. King – I Need to See You

A battered heart
is just another start
to a waiting
lay me down and die story.
long are the days
with my impulsive ways
I start to trouble
I start to worry
 God help me if I’m right
God help me if I’m wrong
don’t wanna put up a fight
but you’ve been gone away too long
 I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again
 an hour’s like a day
a day is like a year
when we’re apart
and when you’re not here to please me
 I see your way
to foreplay
is to make me wait and hunger
while you tease me
 God help me if i’m right
God help me if i’m wrong
don’t wanna put up a fight
but you’ve been gone away too long
I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again
I’m not saying
that I regret the past
and I’m not saying
that we are gonna last
I’m not saying
that this is a one time fling
and I’m definitely not saying
that this is gonna be forever thing
I’m just saying
I’m just saying
I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again

what do you want from me

she is wearing:
hair: tram G1113 hair (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Sugar Baby
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Bento Rings (*new* @ Kustom9)
Scandalize. Zoom (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
_CandyDoll_Miko Collection Harness Top Maitreya SECRET RARE
_CandyDoll_ Sofia Lingerie White
[VALE KOER] UNDERCHEEK BOOTS

he is wearing:
hair: Barber Shop / David
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Mesh Body
[Deadwool] Genoa jacket – pearl blue (*new* @ District20)

her pose: Foxcity Night Owl Set
his pose:  XXY – Spike Pack (*new* @ Hipster MEN’s)

MINIMAL – Omnia Backdrop (*new* @ Kustom9)

Naughty or Nice

So, we all hear about how Santa knows who is naughty and nice, but how soon does he really start paying attention. Surely, he takes a break the week or even the month after Christmas. As a child, my parents never played the “Santa’s watching” card before Halloween. Now, I know that Christmas decor starts showing up in the stores before Halloween these days, but is Santa really watching that early? Wherein lies the question…To be naughty or to be nice? Shakespeare may think the question is “To be or not to be.” Lets be honest, my question is much more applicable, particularly in a virtual world like Second Life, right?
Whether you decide to be naughty or nice in the coming year, I wish you a better year than 2016. I know exactly which one I’m going to be, but I’m not telling…you’ll just have to wait and watch..*winks*

naughty-or-nice

If you decide to celebrate the New Year in the real world, I urge you to be safe. If you choose to celebrate inworld, its a blast, because its like someone’s screaming Happy New Year every hour! It is fantastic and I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be this year. So, be sure to get those party plans on the ready and send out those invites! Get your glam and glitz ready! In the meantime, happy shopping!!
And I need to send out a very special thank you to Troy for being my handsome model. ♥

Sady is wearing:
enVOGUE HAIR – Giovanna
-SU!- Sytpal Eyes SILVER
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
#17 Blueberry – Mykonos / COMMON / Bra – Maitreya – Black
#1 Blueberry – Mykonos / RARE / Satin Robe – Maitreya – Black
Kibitz – Olzen ring set

Troy is wearing:
hair: NO.MATCH_NO.SECOND
**RE** Rebel Piercing Set
[Bad Unicorn] Black Gauge
[Deadwool] Peak suit (tux) – jacket

pose: {QP} – When You Touch Me (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
decor in the background is all from Artisan Fantasy

Tea Party? Nah! Let’s drink wine!

“Welcome to the Tea Party
Want to be my VIP?
You didn’t RSVP
That’s ok, that’s ok
Welcome to the Tea Party (oh oh, oh oh)
Want to be my VIP?”
~Kerli “Tea Party

Ok, so when I first saw the Garden Soiree Set by unKindness at Collabor88, I immediately had the above mentioned song in my head. I knew I had to have a little gathering of my roommates for a photo. Anyone that knows my crew, knows that we’re not exactly tea drinkers…so it had to be a wine party, right? Well, imagine getting five very creative and strong personalities together, suggesting a theme and giving them some freedom to express themselves…yeah, madness ensued.

tea eh wine partyI am very fortunate that they let me believe I had any sense of control while shooting these photos or that I had any influence at all over their outfits. I said, “Go for it…be bizarre…be creative.” I should have known that Rom would show up in his favorite boots. Tracy, of course, shows up in as little as possible. Afterall, “Tracy’s flickr” is our favorite answer to all Cards Against Humanity questions (try it, it works). When I told them to hop on the pose stands I had filled with poses from Del May, Grace immediately asked if she could be passed out on the table. It only seemed natural that she would be, so I had to say yes. I knew the minute I saw the dress from sYs that I’d be wearing it for the party and when Sino saw it, he quickly put together his own stunning look.
tea party
Being surrounded by friends this way was amazing and I’m not sure I can even begin to explain the conversations we had while I shot these photos, but I can’t recommend the experience enough. I know we all gather at clubs and dance to our favorite DJs. That is so much fun in its own right, but please if you’ve never done it…have a party at home with your closest friends. Ask them to dress in theme and break out the cameras, because THIS?
Yeah, in almost 10 years on the grid, these types of little parties have always been my favorite. We might not have been genuinely drunk in real life, but we sure were high on life and I’m so grateful that I was able to catch this madness on virtual film. Even when things went a bit haywire with my poses stands, the fun continued.
tea party madness
The Garden Soiree Set inspires the oncoming of fall and it just so happens that its mine and Tracy’s favorite season…no, that has nothing to do with the fact that both our birthdays are in October…pssshaw! Its the time of pumpkins, caramel apples, cinnamon candles, hot cocoa…ok, lots of apple things…Halloween…falling leaves…all sorts of good stuffs! So, we got a little excited…and its really a very lovely set, despite the madness represented here. All the credits for the peeps and the scene are listed below, to make it easier a brief description of who is who is first.
Sady (moi) is the one sitting on a stacked set of benches, all the way on the left.
Grace is that voluptuous woman on the table.
Rom is the man on the table…the one with the sexy boots.
Sino is our dapper soldierish captain man in the front.
Tracy is the half naked one in the mask, sorry, Tracy….guess that mask didn’t do you much good there.

Sady is wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Sari hair (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Leila [brown]
CATWA HEAD Destiny
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
erratic / cuffs / gold
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
[sYs] TRIANON dress (fitted & body mesh) – royal (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.- Olympus Heels  (*new* @ Collabor88)

Grace is wearing:
hair:[sYs] SHINZO hair  (*new* @ Collabor88)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[MANDALA]Sinra Rings Season2 (*new* @ Collabor88)
Rowne.Damir Sheer Dress (*new* @ Collabor88)
[VALE KOER] CRUEL HEELS (*new* @ Collabor88)

Rom is wearing:
hair: [NO!Project]  Kellen
.::SAMURAI::.. Cyrus Mesh Head
^^Swallow^^ Ears Goth BLACK
Bokeh – Monacle
[Deadwool] Moustache
[NikotiN]   Cigarette_ Damier
Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body
UC_leather_harness_black_men_Slink
[House of Ruby] Shine Thong for Him – Gold
::GB:: Metallic nail  Gloves
::GB::Silver wand
BTTB eir heels – black – male SLINK

Sino is wearing:
(epia) – Modern Officer Cap
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Moody
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Gold
**RE** Keal Nose Chains – Male
[CX] Venom Septum
[The Forge] Iron Clad Collar
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body
[The Forge] Iron Clad Pauldrons
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Gloves
**RE** Savage Claws & Rings
[CX] Carnal Rings
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Jacket
GizzA – Embroidered Outfit – Pants
Razor/// Dread Boots

Tracy is wearing:
hair:[LeLutka]-MALEFICENT tresses
CATWA HEAD Annie
.ET. L’odeur du cuir Bunny Mask Black
=Zenith=Muted Coven Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.aisling. Sofia Chestlace
erratic / scarlett – bra
erratic / scarlett – panty
Baiastice_Velvet long gloves
erratic / cuffs / gold
REIGN.- POINTED TOE BOOTS

ALL poses are by Del May any editing was done using AnyPose

Scene:
part one…landscaping (done by Luis Lockjaw)
=EliBaily= Ivy
{vespertine – tile skipping path/plain}
[we’re CLOSED] white flowers
{vespertine– old wooden fence/browns dots}
[we’re CLOSED] tree 1C bare
Skye Land Forms
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]

part two…table (set up by me)
unKindness: uK- Garden Soiree Benches (*new* @ Collabor88)
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Table (*new* @ Collabor88)
*LODE*Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]
unKindness: uK – Garden Soiree Place Settings (*new* @ Collabor88)
BAZAR Paris – Wine bottle spilled

 

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