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After-the-holidays cleanup

I’m still working my way through the bounty of gifts and promotional priced items that I received during the Christmas season in SL. Needless to say, my inventory is overloaded and needs to get back to some semblance of organization. As I go through and attempt to organize, I’ll try and share some of the highlights.

The Hair and Hat above  was a group gift from Truth, called “Snow Kitty” I love how the hair poofs out from under the hat! The sweater is from Bang Bang – an opening giftie for the Oh my Stars! Sim. The pants are from Havana Nights, and the coat from FIR & MNA. The skin is called Camilla and is from Natural Beauty – formerly known as Tik Tok.. The Pose is by !Bang.

Horatia takes a stand against bullying…

So, apparently today is something called “Spirit Day” and everyone is supposed to wear purple in order to call attention to a number of recent suicides occurring in  young people who were bullied specifically regarding their sexual orientation. And recently, an event opened in Second Life in support of adding goths to a list of protected groups in hate crimes legislation in the U.K.

Asa you can see, I’m not wearing purple right now. And it’s not because I’m somehow in favor of bullying. Quite the opposite.

People are bullied for so many reasons. Why is it that only some reasons get focused upon? Yes, in both these examples people lost their lives, and that is so very significant.

However, isn’t bullying just wrong…period?

Not only when someone is gay or goth, but….also that time that kids in the first grade figured out one of their classmates was an easy target, and made sure the other kid had no one to play with at recess. Or the department  manager that made an intern work unpaid overtime upon threat of losing his job.  Or the two middle school kids who realized a classmate was naive about drugs, and decided to have a little “fun.” Or the male coworkers who sexually harassed a barely-out-of-high-school young girl with a curvaceous figure. The executive who manipulated and schemed against fellow employees in order to gain more power for himself.  The  popular girls who decide to see just how far they can make a classmate go in inappropriate behavior if they hold the bait of friendship over her head. All the times when someone is emotionally battered and bruised but not fully broken…those count, too.

Maybe it’s time to stop highlighting special cases and simply stand up against bullying…period. Don’t tolerate the intolerable, even when no one is “seriously hurt.”

In case anyone is still around after the speech, here’s the outfit credits.

The wonderful Halloween Dress and Ruffle Bolero is a gift from G Field. The boots are a Hump Day Madness special from Rose River Saloon The hair is Amacci Hair Anette in Red Auburn.  The skin is Moonshadow Skins – Lia Goth – Cateye from A Netherworld.  Pose by Tea.

Yes, another Hair Fair post (freebies!)

Like many of you I braved the lag and went to Hair Fair this weekend. I still haven’t made it to the booths for some of my favorite brands. I was pleasantly surprised to see how many freebies were available at the fair.

fri.day’s gift box includes not only three hair samples, but also a white cami, a teal hoodie (with hood up and hood down versions), and a nice pair of boot cut blue jeans. The shoes are Shiny Things Zimmy Flats in Faded Denim (I no longer have the SLURL).

The skin in both the picture above and the picture below is a promotional skin from &bean created to commemorate the fair, and it’s only $10L at &bean‘s shap.

Aamacci’s goodie bag included several colors of six different styles, three male and three female. Two of the male styles could also be worn by female avatars (see above). Blouse is a weekend dollarbie from Petunia.

Poses in both pictures are from !Bang!, and the pictures were taken in Modest House’s Plum Cottage.

Fall is in the air…

Here in the U.S., fall is coming, even though the weather is still summery in my area. My kids started back to school this week.

And, in Second Life, I bought my first sweaters for the fall today. Below is a lush  top that is brand-new from PixelDolls, and just $75L.

Also featured is Tuli‘s Gina 06 skin from a previous The Dressing Room, A Netherworld‘s Signature Blue Jeans and LeLuka‘s Rush Hair in Rita (member group gift). The earrings are part of Ear Candy’s Congo Inspired Copper set. The pose is by Shopaholic’s Anonymous.

Back to the business of blogging

It’s nice to have a real avatar again, instead of a floating particle ghost. Here’s some of the backlog of finds that I wanted to share with you! This may well be one of the prettiest hunt prizes I’ve ever seen – the Seldom Blue Evangeline Golden Gown from the Iconically Sexy Summer Hunt. The Tuli Audrey skin is also from the same hunt. The hair is Truth Midori Hair in Blood, and the pose is by Glitterati.

Yes, Horatia’s hands are hidden in the skirt, but with a skirt this wide, it was unavoidable unless I used a pose that either spread the arms out wide, above, or held somewhere in the chest area! IRL, if one was wearing this dress, any time the hands were below the waist, they’d likely be hidden in the skirt.

You’ll be seeing more backgrounds like this, because I was looking for some dark Victorian-themed houses and skyboxes as well as furniture  (not necessarily easy to find; perhaps I will do a sampling over at 117prims in the near future). This skybox is called  The Victorian Room, from Noesis, and it’s available on XStreetSL for only $75L. It’s 31 prims, and the walls have a menu to switch between 6 different wallpaper textures.

ABomb featured this purple lace over black fabric dress in this week’s Humpday Madness.  The detail on this outfit is really beautiful, and it even flowed nicely as it moved.  Also featured is alaMood Dream Ice Jewelry from last weekend’s Lazy Sunday,  A Netherworld’s MoonShadow Skins – Gigli Pale /Purple from Woeful Wednesday,  DbT Valerie Black Satin Boudoir Shoes, and Clawtooth Lovely Liz Hair in Brown. Pose: NSA.

I’ve featured MangoMango‘s skins quite a bit in my blogs. While the Vamp line is  extremely pale, and therefore it’s difficult to do a lot of shading in the texture, I’ve always liked the illustrative quality of these skins.  Three of the newest Vamp Skins were on sale earlier this week for $69L each…featured here is the Jelly Vamp Skin. The hair is another one available at Truth‘s sale –  Vera in Cranberry. The lovely dress and jewelry is PP Petal Diamonds Dress (from Woeful Wednesday this week). The boots are Malfean Visions Admiral’s Stilettos. Pose by Shopaholics Anonymous.

Gother than Thou Hunt

My time for Second Life and for blog posting has been limited these last few days due to a short vacation. Surprisingly, I had intermittent wifi out in the middle of nowhere, but a storm kept knocking it out. Which was just as well, because I had brought work – real work – along with me and needed to focus on that. I did manage to get much of the Gother than Thou Hunt done, and have begun unpacking and trying on the results. As has been reported on other blogs, there is a nice variety of clothing featured in hunt gifts. I also picked up a number of sale items and Midnight Mania prizes along the way! Links to participating stores and hunt hints can be found at the Gother Than Thou Hunt Blog. One has  to be a member of the Thrifty Goth Group in-world, and wear the group label,  in order to pick up most of the hunt prizes.

From the Gother than Thou Hunt: Arsenic Lace Clarette Outfit. I’m not sure if the aMused Goth Female Skin featured here is from the hunt, or from a Midnight Mania at that store. Not from hunt: ChiChickie Lise Hair in Red (group gift)), pose by Glitterati

Show Me On The Doll has rapidly become one of my favorite stores for goth-type clothing, due to the quality and detail of the items.  For the hunt prize, the store offered something not immediately thought of as sterotypically goth, but deffinately in the mood: The Loss Gown. I loved the detail of the skirt, and since there have been a number of blog posts showing the outfit’s front detail, I decided to show you from the back). Not from hunt: DarkerSide Flourish Skin in Irish ($10L special found while looking for their hunt object), Ingenue Sweet Rosie O’Grady Hair in Auburn, pose by Glitterati.

Jill Closing Sale + Platinum Hunt + Vinyl Cafe giftie

I haven’t been a major fan of the clothing at  Jill, but wow, handing out freebies when your store is closing is a very nice “thank you” to your customers. And what is not free is heavily marked down. Hurry over, because the store is closing August 11th.  The outfit on the left is one of three freebies. The top on the right (with scarf) is only $50L.

Also featured: ploom Dot Hair from Platinum Hunt, Vinyl Cafe Group Gift Shoes, HeartSick skin from the Platinum Hunt.  Pose by Doll.