Reimagined

Its another song post, but I’m hoping you’ll kinda feel the connection between the picture and the music. I’m a little obsessed with this band at the moment and if you’re not familiar with them…well, check them out. So, as always I’m providing a YouTube link and the lyrics. You also have the option of scrolling on down to the credits, because hands down this dress is a must have and believe me, you really want to fork out the extra lindens for the fatpack on this one, cuz the Cynful team has gone above and beyond with this Subdub Dress!

The Contortionist Reimagined

When I found the point of life
It came creeping towards me
In the shape of eyes

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition
It was what you want it to be

When I saw the shape of sound
Everything came spiralling

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition
It was what you want it to be

Breathe
Breathe in
Once you found the breath you lost you’ll breathe again

Breathe
Breathe in
Once you found the breath you lost you’ll breathe again

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition

And I am exactly what you imagine me to be

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wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Rebecca (*new* @ Chapter Four)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: Glam Affair – Maya – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Polar (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03
EF: Adoration Choker  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Astralia – Skeleton Hand + Add-on  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
[Cynful] Subdub Dress (*new* @ C88)

pose by Kirin
MINIMAL – Illusion III – *4*

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Hot Chocolate

When it comes to hot chocolate, I’m a bit of a snob. I can’t stand that powdered stuff you mix with hot water. The only thing I can do with the powder hot cocoa mix is add it to coffee and that’s actually pretty good. However, when it comes to actual hot chocolate…I want it made with milk and I want it to taste like liquid chocolate heaven. Oddly enough, my absolute favorite hot chocolate is the salted caramel hot chocolate at Dunkin Donuts. My second favorite is from Starbucks. Of course, nothing beats making it at home, but lets face it…getting that hot steaming cup of hot chocolate on the go in the middle of your day is the best!

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Yes, its cold out and I’m craving hot chocolate and I’ve got this adorable little hot chocolate stand by my frozen lake…so yeah, you get to read about. You’re welcome. Yes, I know, you probably want hot chocolate now, too. You’re welcome for that, too. I think I’ll have some, too. No matter what sort of plans you have for this holiday weekend, be safe and stay positive. Its almost over. *giggles*
Plus, this outfit from Blueberry is as magical as her coat, because I can be as sexy as I wannabe and not get cold while I skate my sassy little tail around my frozen lake. And thanks to the wonderful creators at Cynful, I can wear my heart around my neck rather than on my sleeve!

wearing:
MINA Hair – Kimmy (Bish Box-Dec)
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Cynful] Heartfelt Necklace – (Group Gift)
Blueberry – Jolly Holidays – Group Gift Mini Sweater
(Yummy) Kitschy Holiday Ring – Snowglobe
Blueberry – Luxe Box December – Skirt

poses by Kirin
Hot Chocolate Stand Mesh by Laura Liberty

Once Upon a Time…

While I no longer have a close relationship with my father, I was crazy about him when I was a little girl. One of the things that fascinated me was his love for motorcycles. Not street bikes like I’ve been showing you, but dirt bikes. I remember one time he had seven motorcycles, four of them were OSSA and three were Kawasaki. I remember wondering why had more bikes than friends. He would spend hours tinkering with them and weekends were for riding. He did motocross for a long time, then moved on to Enduro racing. At last count, he had over 150 trophies. Not all first place, but back then nobody got participation trophies so at best he was in third place. To this day I love the sound and smell of motorcycle engines.

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When I was in the sixth grade, he surprised me with a bike, boots, helmet, and jacket of my own. He took me out to teach me how to ride and I took off across the tarmack of the abandoned airport where he rode. My mother was along that day and completely freaked out. She insisted that I get off the bike and wait another year. She knew how to ride, so she joined my father on his ride that day while I sat twiddling my thumbs, pouting in the van. While riding she attemtped to jump a small ravine (more like a crack in the earth) and lodged her front tire IN the ravine, which sent her flying over the handlebars and off the emergency room we went. Her failed stunt landed her with three broken ribs and a declaration that her babygirl would never ride a motorcycle! So, much worse happened over the next year that the desire to ride was pushed so far out of my mind that I didn’t think about it again until my father and I were no longer on speaking terms. Now, it’s just another thing I can now do in Second Life that I can’t do in Real Life.
I would love to hear about some of the things you enjoy in SL that you can’t or can no longer do in RL. Toss me a comment here or on Facebook. ♥

wearing:
hair: little bones. Lana (*new* @N21)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
[theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Addams – Melisa SweatShirt  (November Luxe Box)
Vinyl -Halsey Smoker Pak  (*new* @ Uber)
FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Black

scene:
*PROMAGIC* Dark Background 3
Tire Stack by MeshDepot
AS-Tire Pile without shadow by <TOTAL – DESTRUCTION  STORE>
OR C900 ANJEL SPIRIT SERIES

poses by Kirin

Results

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results. ~Willie Nelson

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I first became aware of the power of positive thinking in high school. I had changed schools mid year in the eleventh grade. It was the first time I had ever changed schools mid year. My parents had always been very careful about that and despite that high school being the eighth school for me, it was still a first. To be honest, it was something I had always wanted to do and finally my parents divorce was allowing me this privilege. A few months after that another girl was transferred to my final public school and we were instant friends. She called it PMA, Positive Mental Attitude. I had never heard of it and it began to change my life.
Like most teenagers, I was convinced that my life was the most tragic of them all. Little did I know how truly sheltered my life had been. The amount abuse inflicted upon me by my father was merely a foundation for the damage I would do to myself later in life. It was nothing compared to what others would do to me later. Yet, in moment of lucidity, I would draw upon that PMA that learned about in high school and it ALWAYS brought change…positive change.
It’s not always easy to maintain that positive mental attitude, but its a lot easier than allowing yourself to be sucked into an undertow of negativity and toxicity. I write a lot about walking away from toxic people and taking control of your life to keep those negative people out. However, I know that I am my own worst critic and I believe that most of us are like that. There are boundless articles online about maintaining a positive attitude and the power of positive thinking. I won’t bother writing all of that out. I merely encourage you all to seek out at least one article about it and try it for yourself.
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Now about these photos! I saw this hair on Flickr and had to hunt it down. Its such a fun style and so versatile. I femmed it up a bit, but imagine all the ways you could enhance a role play outfit. Which is what I started off doing by pairing it with this Feral dress by Cellar Door, but then my own style kicked in and before you know it…tadaaa…I had paired it with these adorable stockings and retro heels and yeah…here I am!
If you’re like me, you love to explore the grid and part of exploring is finding great places to take pictures. My friends Kobie and Kess had told me about Whole Wheat a while back and I even managed to get over there to take a photo about a week or two ago. However, they just moved and they’re in the process of setting up new scenes. I found a few that were extremely tempting, but tis the season for all things pumpkin so I jumped right into this lovely little fall scene. There are already several amazing scenes, so when you’re done reading that article, cuz I know you’re gonna…go check it out for yourself! ♥

wearing:
*~*Damselfly*~*Ivey
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
.4 [ kunst ] – Septum Keeper
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
!Cellar Door Feral
SPELL :  PENTAGRAM RING
fri.day – Lovey.Stockings
:::insanya::: Sabrina Heels (*new* @ Retro Rewind)

pose in featured image by Kirin
other poses by Di’s Opera Poses
location: Whole Wheat

The Beholder is You

People often say that ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves. Salma Hayek

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I was scrolling through Flickr this morning and noticing all the different types of avatars. Yes, there are tons of clones, particularly certain mesh heads that are so distinguishable that you honestly cannot tell one avatar from another. I admit there are times that I look at other people’s avis and scrunch my nose, questioning their sanity, their eyesight, and sometimes its just a big WTF look on my face, but at the end of the day I can honestly appreciate all of the avatars out there…ok, most of them. No, I have no desire to parade MY avatar around with a huge ass, huge boobs, tiny waist and ankles. No, I have no desire to saunter to and fro with a stick figure avatar that makes the likes of Kate Moss look obese. Nor do I prefer my avatar to be too tall, too thick, too short, too skinny…wait…those are all opposing things. YES!
My avatar is the way I want it to look. Yours should be the way YOU want it to look. This is something I really came to terms with about a month and a half ago. I noticed that over the last year and a half my avatar literally gained weight. Not only did she gain weight, but she got taller! How did that happen? Well, I’ll tell you.
I let other people get in my head and convince me that their idea of beauty should be mine, too. I know that part of that stems from admiring the people who made these suggestions. The other part came from a lack of self esteem. So, a little weight here, a little nudge to my height there, plump up the tits a bit here, fatten that ass a bit there…and before I knew it…Sady wasn’t Sady at all. She was the compilation of suggestions and unsolicited advice.
With the help of another friend who knew me when my avatar was smaller and appreciated the look, I was able to tweak myself a lot closer to my roots. I’m really happy with the way my avatar looks now…although I have been considering a new head…*hangs her current one in shame.* In the meantime, I believe in myself and my avatar. I am the beholder of my beauty and I’m not changing for anyone other than myself ever again. So, the next time someone tells you they’re tired of seeing your face on every avatar across the grid? Tell them to sign off and go read a book, no one is forcing them to look at you. If someone tries to tell you that your toon is too fat, too skinny, too short, or too tall? Suggest that they go start a shape store, but to kindly leave your avatar alone. Unless you’re asking for advice with your avatar’s appearance I say tell them to all shut up…no one has the right to tell any of us what is beautiful and what isn’t, because we all know that one goofy looking dog that is soooo ugly its adorable. Now how do you think that happened?
Its your avatar, express yourself the way you want and BEHOLD YOUR OWN BEAUTY!
beholder-back

wearing:
hair:Blues. Storm
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
{Reverie} ‘Micha’ Outfit (*new* @ Kustom9)
Fucking Lovely Leg Corset Piercing
Astralia – Sara ankle boots (*new* @ Kustom9)

poses by Kirin Riri Pose Pack (*new* @ Kustom9)

location: Whole Wheat (Thanks, Kobie!)

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