Serial Killers and Me

The other day I posted a blog asking my readers for topics for me to write about. I presented them the opportunity to challenge me with questions or random topics. I got a few responses and as promised, I’m going to use the topics and/or answer the questions, one way or another. So, one of my absolute best friends, Troy Nelson, posed the question, “Why are you so interested in serial killers?”

I’m not exactly sure why I’m so fascinated with them. The only plausible reason I can come up with is that as a child of the 70s, they were constantly in the news. Serial killers were the boogeyman and I wasn’t afraid of them. I was curious. I’m still curious. What makes them tick. What happened to them as children that they turned out that way. As I studied the most common profiles, I figured out that my father could have just as easily have become a serial killer. Then again, I suppose he still could be one, he’s just not been caught. I swear I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised. I suppose I’ve just always had a morbid curiosity for things that most children my age didn’t. I was far more curious about the devil than I was Jesus and I was far more interested in serial killers that super heroes. To answer Troy’s question….I don’t know, I just am.

What's on your mind

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Jamie (*new* @ SaNaRae)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
tattoo: [White~Widow] Invictus II – Cat (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO-Knot Shirt (*new* @ Uber)
(Yummy) Serena Rings (*new* @ N21)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Doll Face set (*new* @ 4Mesh)
MINIMAL – Anniversary Background

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Why Do I Blog?

So, I did a blog post called “Dangerous Proposition” where I asked my readers to give me topics to write about, because my creative well seems to be running dry these days. The first response I got was from my friend, Troy Nelson. He gave me four topics to start off with and this was the first one. As promised, I’m going to answer the question.
I started blogging for the therapeutic value. It was a creative outlet for both my photography and my passion for writing. Not to mention, I’m rather proud of some of the outfits I put together, so there was certainly some fun in it, too.
Now that I’ve been blogging consistently for over 18 months, I’ll compare it to heroin. This is something I’ve said many times. I blog now, because I’m addicted to it. If a single day goes by that I’m not taking a picture for a blog or at the very minimum working on a scene for a picture…well, let’s just say I’m not so fun to be around. So, there’s the answer to your first question, Troy. I’ll approach your other questions separately, each will be its own blog post.
I’d like to take a minute to thank Troy and Grace for submitting topics so far. I can honestly say, I’m already enjoying the challenge. Keep em coming!!!

dark end

wearing:
hair:  .Olive. the Alvie Hair  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
eyeshadow: Veechi – Romy Shadow (*new* @ Uber)
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Dark End (*new* @ Chapter 4)
_CandyDoll_ Zaida Jumper (November FaMESHed)
_CandyDoll_ Zaida Heels (November FaMESHed)

pose by oOo Studio
MINIMAL – Model Backdrop (*new* @ Uber)

Iron Bowl 2017

College football is a way of life in Alabama. There’s no middle ground, you must decide whether you’re to be an Alabama fan or an Auburn fan. Roll Tide or War Eagle! As I was explaining to Tracy earlier today, the Iron Bowl is a long standing Thanksgiving tradition here and every year someone will die. Yes, I said die. You see, rednecks live and breathe by this game. They take it so seriously that after lots of beer and maybe some moonshine, there’s bound to be someone that disagrees or roots for the opposing team. Eventually there will be a fight and yes, someone inevitably breaks out a gun. The only thing I can really compare this rivalry to…is Yankess va Red Sox…or for those in the UK, Rangers vs Celtics…or Manchester United vs Manchester City. I know there are tons of other huge sporting rivalries that compare, but these are the ones I know….ok, I might have had help with those UK rivalries. (Thanks, Rom.)  So, the game is today and by tonight it will be posted all over Facebook as to who won.
Adalynne and I live within 20 minutes of each other in RL, but alas, she is an Auburn fan, while I am for Alabama. She messaged me this morning and asked if I’d be willing to do a photo with her and this is my version. For her version, you can click here. Adalynne and I are  not so diehard that we can’t laugh about the rivalry and be happy for one another, regardless of who wins. So, here you have it…War Eagle and Roll Tide….Ady and Sady…representing our teams!

Iron Bowl 2017

Adalynne is wearing:
hair:  Wasabi Pills Blake Mesh Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Sady is wearing:
hair:  Astralia – Huyu Beanie and Hair (*new* @ Kustom9)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

both are wearing:
MG – Necklace – Pearls
Blueberry – Ela Jackets
Blueberry – Ela Shorts

her tiger & my elephant are both from Kite

pose: !bang – watchers

MINIMAL – Lockers -Black- *RARE*

Inventories Are Like Kitchens

I’ve spent an entire day sorting through my inventory. I look at it and feel as though I’ve barely made a dent. I’m quite blessed to have so much and I am grateful, believe me. Yet, I’m quite furious with myself for allowing it to become such a dreadful mess in the first place. To make matters worse, as I drop folders into sub folders, I know that those sub folder are in desperate need of sorting themselves. Worst of all? Even if I did not shopping or take on anything new until I completely sorted this inventory (never going to happen)…it’s only going to start AGAIN with the next event! It’s worse than a family kitchen…the work will never be done!

Now what

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Evanore (Gift @ Coven)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EF: Sumatra Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[Cynful] Terrica’s Crop Top (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Addams // Dolores Short w/Belt
_CandyDoll_ Alaria Boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose: Foxcity Lounge Set
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *5* -Summer- (Epiphany)

 

The Devil’s Shadow

I wish I could blog everything I’ve gotten from the event For the Love of Devil, but I simply don’t have time. So, this is my final post dedicated to the event and Andrea. As it will end on the 11th, I urge you to visit ASAP. If you’ve ever had the honor of meeting Andrea, you will know what a wonderful person she is and the beautiful energy that she radiates. Even if you’ve only friended her on Facebook, you will have seen and felt her love. She is one of the most genuinely loving people I have ever known. So, why did I call this the Devil’s Shadow? Because ironically enough, standing in Andrea’s shadow is one of the brightest places one could be. ♥

devil's shadow

hair: #Foxy – Seventeen Hair (For the Love of the Devil)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
necklace: .::Supernatural::. Romance [Silver]  (For the Love of the Devil)
ChicModa // Bonnie //  Bonus Devil Heart Shirt (For the Love of the Devil)
Blueberry – Kimi Skirt

pose: KlubWerK.poses – Andrea – (For the Love of the Devil)
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *3* -Black- (*new* @ Epiphany)

I Can Not Find the Words

It’s funny. I have a few friends that say to me, “I don’t know how you always come up with ideas for pictures and something to write about on your blog.” The pictures are no problem. I’m a very visual person, but the words fail me often and I think its obvious. I do so many posts that are barely anything written or simply a song link with lyrics. Today is one of those days, that I simply cannot find the words. However, since the picture makes me look like I’m seeking something off in the distance, being unable to find the words actually kinda fits. *laughs* So, there ya have it….I can not find the words.

on the lookout

hair: pr!tty – Bella  (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTalez
nose piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Bridge (Catwa Tala)
lip piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Snakebites (Catwa Tala)
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Deep Within
Dahlia – Natalie – Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
:::NOIR::: Infinite Bracelets
(Yummy) Nightmare Ring Set
{le fil casse} Laetitia Bra Top Maitreya Black (*new* @ N21)
{le fil casse} Laetitia Skirt Maitreya RARE (*new* @ N21)
Phedora ~ Harley Boots ~ 28 C. (*new* @ Kinky Monthly)

pose: FOXCITY. On Point VOL2 Bento Pose Set
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *4* (*new* @ Epiphany)
JIAN Broken Spider Pot

My Blogging Journey – #SecondLifeChallenge

I’m stepping up to do another Strawberry Singh challenge! Yep and this one is all about my blogging journey.

  1. How long have you been blogging about Second Life? I started once many years ago, but didn’t stick with it. I didn’t really know about Flickr and thought it was a good way to show off the awful pictures I was taking. I really thought they were good at the time. *laughs* I started my current blog in March 2016, so the answer would be a year and half…math is hard.
  2. Why did you start blogging? two years ago, I went through one of the hardest times in my life. I acted out and behaved recklessly. I watched my dear friend, Kess Crystal, who was also going through a lot. She was getting better and she had dove into her blog for therapeutic purposes. I had been taking much better pictures the previous year and decided that I would try blogging again. Perhaps it would therapeutic for me, too. It did and it continues to be a great outlet for my emotions and creativity.
  3. How many times a week/month do you post? More often than not, at least once a day. Sometimes twice a day. Once in a blue moon, I take one day off a week.
  4. Do you keep track of how many hits or subscribers you have? I did in the beginning. I was practically obsessed with it. I look about once a month now or after a blog that particularly special to me.
  5. Which electronic devices do you use to blog with? Just my PC. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.
  6. Do you monetize your blog? If so, do you mind sharing how much you make approximately? No, I don’t. However, because of my amazing sponsors I do manage to save a ton on shopping. So, in a way, I guess you could say I do, but I can’t really put a price tag on that.
  7. What has Second life blogging  taught you? Wow, it really has taught me so much, but to list everything…I’m not sure I could. I’ve learned the value of self marketing, good manners, being true to myself, better organization skills, and so very much more.
  8. Do you feel like Second Life blogging takes away from your real life? It can only take what I give. So, no, right now it enriches my life. It will always be up to me to maintain a balance between real life and Second Life.
  9. Do you have a mission statement for your blog, if so, what is it? Not really, if anything I have a mission statements for my life: I do what I want. My blog, my way.
  10. Share your top 3 tips for new bloggers/vloggers.
    a. 
    Do this because you love it, not for free stuff. They will know the difference.
    b. Don’t take rejection personally. It’s impossible to know why they like this blogger over that one. I didn’t fully understand that until I became a blog manager. I assure you, it is not personal.
    c.  Be true to yourself. Don’t blog for a store you don’t fully support. Your integrity is not worth free stuff. Remember why you started doing this in the first place.

my blogging journey

hair: :::Phoenix::: Siarra Hair Group Gift
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Countess
!Rebel Hope – Rina Mesh Shirt Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose created using AnyPose

scene:
:HAIKEI: Old industrial skybox
Dead Dollz – Vacanze Romane – Suitcase
[ zerkalo ] Huge pile of books RARE
E-Clipse Desiderio Ankle Boots Black
:HAIKEI: where you’ve been /gacha {4}
uK – Toboggan Shelf Set
uK – Autumn Books and Deco
uK – Autumn Golden Eggs Nested
uK – Autumn Glass Vase
*YS&YS* Wardrobe Shelf 05
uK – Lady Boss Conference Runner (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Pouffe Pink (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Pouffe Silver (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Short (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uk – Lady Boss Conference Laptop (*new* @ FaMESHed)
uK – Lady Boss Conference Hanging Lights (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Nude Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Smokey Palette
Dead Dollz – Natural Diva – Colors Palette
28.erratic / cwe – stack of books 1
MINIMAL – Memories Gacha Notebooks *3*
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Wine Duet
tres blah– Jolie – Makeup Organizer
Quasi – Opened Jewelry Box
uK – Lady Boss Conference Geo Planters (*new* @ FaMESHed)
{A} Annabel Lee Books Pile
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Morning Start
tb– Vanity – Nail Polishes
tb– Vanity – Platter of Treasures
tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Round Cloche
tres blah– Jolie – Vintage Bottle
Second Spaces – Makeup Junkie – eyes
tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag
Zaara [home] : 12 Attar perfume bottles
tb– Vanity – Brushes
Quasi – Standing Jewelry Box
[ zerkalo ] Black & White – Hair Care
Second Spaces – Makeup Junkie – palettes
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel)
tres blah– Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE
Glam-Jewelry box by BAZAR

Coffee and Tunes

There’s just something about coffee and music that go together. Obviously, I’m not the only one that thinks so. Otherwise, live musicians would play at little local coffee shops around the world. Even Starbucks sells CDs these days. For me, the best coffee music are light tunes. Melodic music with nice relaxing feel. Mostly folk music if I’m honest, occasionally jazz. Its a great way to start the day or even restart a day that’s gone awry.

coffee and tunes

hair:  Nutmeg & Entwined. Camille (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTalez
nose piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Bridge (Catwa Tala)
lip piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Snakebites (Catwa Tala)
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS
.::Dead Dollz::. Cozy Ensemble (*New* @ Uber)
Phedora ~ Sorcha Flats (*New* @ Uber)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Cinema Verite
scene:
MINIMAL  – VIBE Backdrop RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
uK  – Autumn Frames Mid
uK – Autumn Frames Sm

Tangled Up In You

A picture and a song to celebrate our love. Its really just that simple and I proudly tell the world. ♥ (I did warn you all that its another crazy busy week for me, too.)

Tangled Up In You – Staind

You’re my world, the shelter from the rain
You’re the pills that take away my pain
You’re the light that helps me find my way
You’re the words when I have nothing to say
And in this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
Still tangled up in you
you’re the fire that warms me when I’m cold
You’re the hand I have to hold as I grow old
You’re the shore when I am lost at sea
You’re only thing that I like about me
And in this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
How long has it been since this storyline began
And I hope it never ends and goes like this forever
In this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you, tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
Still tangled up in you
new beginnings
And I hope it never ends and goes like this forever
In this world where nothing else is true

Sady is wearing:
hair: #2 – Sintiklia – Baby girl – Hair Kailin set 2 RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
ears: Sweet Thing. Neko Ears (Bento)
tail: Sweet Thing. Fuwa Tail (Bento)
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
nail polish: GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Sugar Baby
{le fil casse} Angelica Collection Choker (unrigged) Dusty Rose (*new* @ Epiphany)
{le fil casse} Angelica Collection Dress Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)

Josh is wearing:
hair: VoltHair– Kevin- Black- (*new* @ ManCave)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears (*new* @ Black Fair)
beard: Volkstone Klaus Facial Hair
::GB:: Henley shirt

pose: Drunk-Panda – BeMyAngel
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *4* (*new* @ Epiphany)

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