V for Veenya

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Vacation

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It’s not that Veenya has a particularly exhausting job or anything. It’s not that she needs a tan. It’s not even that she wanted to show off this gorgeous bikini. It’s just that going on vacation sounds like such a treat, no matter where or why you do it. So on vacation she went.

If you’re looking for her, you’ll probably find her in some resort, soaking sun on the beach or playing in the water. Occasionally she’ll grab a coconut drink from the bar, but mostly she just wants to relax. She hopes y’all have a great summer and that you have some time for vacation this year.

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Hair: Magika – No
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Eyelids, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nails: Hello Dave – No You’re My Fav Matte
Bikini: Zaara – Morjim Bikini (Previous Arcade)
Necklace: Cae – Balance
Ring: Yummy – Spring Garden Ring
Towel and pose: oOo Studio – Sunning

Fragments of the Old World

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Some of you know about my obsessive fascination with everything post-apocalyptic. I spend an inordinate amount of time mulling over different end of the world scenarios, imagining what I would do if shit hit the fan. (Yes, I’m a prepper.) Whether it’d be to famine, to freak nature phenomenon or plain old zombie attacks, I find it morbidly thrilling.

I integrate this in to my Second Life through my RP alt, but lately I haven’t spent that much time on her. I’d like to change that, so I’m asking you good folks, where can I find some post-apocalyptic RP sims?

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Hair: Truth – Randa
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nails: A:S:S – Carmine
Lingerie: Avanti – Sexy Little Things
Top: Sn@tch – Fiona Tank Top
Pants: Addams – A-Brand Leather Pants (Kustom 9)
Shoes: Glamistry – Parrasana Heels (Kustom 9)
Necklace: Random Matter – Vira Necklace (N21)
Bracelets & Rings: Luxe – Vio
Pose: Everglow
Location: Mesa 5

Bananas for Pineapples

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I went roaming around at some events the other day and it seemed like they were all telling me that a pineapple outfit would be the best thing ever. I don’t know what even happened, usually yellow is not my color, but this time I felt like this was the most awesome and fun thing ever. And now I’m craving pineapple.

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Hair: Wasabi Pills – Sharon (Fameshed)
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nail appliers: Hello Dave – Frolic & No you’re my fav matte
Dress & Cardigan: Gizza – MeiMei (On9)
Shoes: Glamistry – Anemuna Heels
Necklace 1: Amala – The Hallows Choker (Kustom 9)
Necklace 2 & 3: Cae – Balance (Fameshed)
Bracelet: Luxe – Chain Bangle (Kustom 9)
Bag: Yummy – Pineapple Charm Bag (Collabor 88)
Pineapple: MishMish – Dancing Pineapple (Collabor 88)
Pose: Everglow – Frost

Miami

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I saw a dress and it was purple with palm trees. And then I saw shoes with pineapples. And I thought Miami. Not because it’s the only place in the world with various summer like things, but because I’m apparently longing to go back. And why shouldn’t I? It was nice with friends and beaches and truffle brie pastries. I don’t know that I would actually go in the middle of summer on account of the risk of dying from heat stroke, but maybe in the fall. There is a certain someone who has promised me a trip to Diagon Alley…

MIAMI

Hair: Truth – Echo
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nails: Flair – Set 196
Dress: coldLogic – Sura
Shoes: Hucci – Upland Wedge (Collabor 88)
Necklace: Indulge Temptation – Oriental Dream
Bracelet: Zaara – Friendship Bracelet (The Arcade)
Pose: Posetivity  – Runway7

Most Wanted Plurkers

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Today we take a look at Plurks Most Wanted criminals. Public beware.
Subjects known to be highly dangerous. Do not approach.

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Name: Miyani
Crime: Robbing a jewelry store
Characteristics: Very dominant. Sometimes goes by the name Daddy.

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Name: Milla
Crime: Squatting
Characteristic: Never bathes. Often mumbles about Zombies.

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Name: Torley
Crime: Impersonating a Linden Lab Employee
Characteristics: Often dressed in watermelon colors. Says “Friendly Greetings” a lot.

mostwantedshopaholic

Name: Marja
Crime: Credit Card Fraud
Characteristics: Never uses the same outfit twice. Fabulous fashion sense.

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Name: Veenya
Crime: Hoarding Animals
Characteristics: Often leaves behind a trail of animal extrement. Meows.

mostwantedoldbie

Name: Florence
Crime: Poisoning
Characteristics: Carries around a tray of poisoned cookies. DO NOT EAT.

mostwantednoob

Name: Nivaya
Crime: Stealing Pacifiers from cradles
Characteristics: Speaks jibberish. Occasionally soils herself.

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Name: Arora
Crime: Stealing a Police search light
Characteristics: Must be center of attention at all times.

Thank you to Intrigue Co for making this fun series of Most Wanted signs, available now at The Arcade. Thank you to Miyani, Milla, Torley, Marja, Florence, Nivaya and Arora for modeling for me.

Veenya is wearing:
Hair: Truth – Sally
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Top: Sn@tch – Butch tank top
Skirt: coldLogic – Budd
Boots: Boom – Rubbery Rain Boots (The Arcade)
Hairpins: Tentacio & antielle – Rabbit in the Moon, Hair sticks (The Arcade)
Glasses: Zaara – Goa Party, Retro Sunglasses (The Arcade)
Necklace: Yummy – Rough Crystal Drouzy (The Arcade)
Bracelet 1: Zaara – Goa Party, frienship bracelets (The Arcade)
Bracelet 2: Half-Deer – Upcycled Fork Bracelet (The Arcade)
Bag: *MC* – Fringe Boho Bag (The Arcade)
Dragon: Half-Deer – Solstice Dragon, Eventide (The Arcade)
Kiwi: Schadenfreude – Cosmos Kiwi (The Arcade)
Panda: TMC – Pandaz Gacha, Mintsoda Panda (The Arcade)
Cat: silentsparrow – Catkin, Ben (The Arcade)
Llama: Half-Deer – Lovely Little Llama, Lovebug (The Arcade)

Miyani is wearing:
Hair: Tableau Vivant – My Love Hair
Skin: Glam Affair – Cassiopea
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Hands & Feet: Slink
Top: Maitreya – Lisbon Top
Shorts: Blueberry – Ripped Denim  Shorts
Necklace: PP – Ribbon Necklace, PP – Leah Necklace
Garter: Aisling – Khatel Garter
Piercing: Pekka – Tragedy
Armband: Misha J – Purity
Ring: Handverk – Geode Ring
Earrings: Pure Poison – Nathalie Earrings
Anklets: PP – Rose Feet Jewelry
Crown: RO – Love Donna Flora
Bracelet: Sassy – Polished Cuff

Marja is wearing:
Head & SKin: LOGO Infinity Chloe Hybrid Mesh Avatar – Alabaster
Body: Maitreya – Lara
Heels: Glamistry – TRILLIUM Heels [PF1018]
Nosechain: [CX] Aurora Nosechain (Silver)
Dress: Maitreya Dakota Dress * Emerald Chiffon
Nails: . PUNCI . my square nails . Maitreya .
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Sherilyn – Redheads
Jewelry: Zaara : Banjara silver

Nivaya is wearing:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 – Pure
Hair: Lamb. Miss Mabel V2 – Reds
Shirt: Funkee Monkeee- kawaii tee -k- storm
Shoes: Turducken ToddleeDoo – Harajuku Girl – Sneaker}
Barrette: ~silentsparrow~ Blue Bird –  Forest Love Barrette
Ring: 11 *.*Purretes*.* Kawaii Lollipop Ring
Makeup:Pink Fuel – Cute Blush
Freckles: .Pekka. Dark freckles + star upper cheek
Hairbase: [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE Jessica
Mesh body: (ToddleeDoo) –  KID – Girl
Lashes: Action Mesh Natural Lashes BURGUNDY (TD)
Eyes: Buzzeri – Bewitched Eye

Arora is wearing:
Skin:  Pink Fuel – Alabaster – Sora
Hair:  TRUTH – Neria (mesh)
Hair Base:  Eskimo Fashions – Lace Front Closure – Style 002
Eyes:  [Buzzeri] – Bewitched Eyes – Angel
Eyelashes:  GAELINE CREATIONS – Mesh Lashes Magnificia
Eye Makeup: -DAMNED- – CatEyes Makeup
Eye Makeup:  Lovely Disarray – Aggressive Intentions Liner
Lip Makeup:  -=FORSAKEN=- – Ink Spit Lip Stripe
Hands:  SLink – AvEnhance Hands Female Casual (mesh)
Feet:  SLink – AnEnhance Feet Female High (mesh)
Mani/Pedi:  .: Zanzibar creationZ :. – Symbolic Mani/Pedi
Necklace:  [Tea Soup] – Sir Bones Necklace (mesh)
Corset:  The Plastik – Vintage Fair://Mechanika (mesh)
Pants:  The Plastik – Cestus (mesh)
Shoes:  Pure Poison – Daya Pumps (mesh)

Florence is wearing:
The Secret Store – Little Granny Avatar

Milla is wearing:
Hair: Truth – Bunny
Skin: Glam Affair – Margot
Outfit: TGW – Vagabond
Boots: Maitreya – August Ankle Boot
Nails: Love Soul – Zombie

To avoid further impersonation, no credit will be provided for Torley. (…or, I forgot to ask.)

Something old…

… and blue. Still battling my inventory. I found this cardigan in the depths and being the type of person I am, I immediately stopped sorting and put together an outfit with it. Cobalt and Orange looks SO good together, so I know why I bought. Question is, why didn’t I blog it? I bought it over a year ago! Pretty much half my inventory is like this, stuff I bought to blog, but never did. I have a problem.

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Hair: Truth – Mireya
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nails: Alaskametro – Tango
Cardigan: So Many Styles – Long Cardi
Top: Blueberry – Mima
Skirt: coldLogic – Budd
Shoes: Fri.day – Maggie Heels
Necklace: Cae – Bejeweled
Ring: Paper Couture – Polishes Stones
Pose & Prop: W.Winx & Flair – Between the Lines

The Return

Finally, I’m back. My brand new rig is here, I’ve gotten it to behave to my preferences (mostly) and I am happier than ever. It’s a lot to get used to though, like this keyboard that just feels so tough compare to my laptop. And the fact that I went from 17 inch screen to 24 inch kinda blows my mind.

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One of my main problems was a bit of a stupid one. My shadows were too sharp. No amount of blurring would help. It was like my new fancy graphics card just HAD to show me what it could do. I finally found a debug setting buried in the advanced menu though and I think this picture turned out really well in the end. I’m very happy with it.

I thought I’d show you the difference between the picture raw and the picture after I’ve edited it. So click here to go to a gif I made that shows the difference, if you’re interested.

One of the first things I did when I logged back on after over a week away from SL was get myself a brand new outfit. You could her my relieved sigh a mile away, I’m sure.

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Hair: Truth – Verinne
Skin: Swallow – Roberta
Body, Hands & Feet: Slink
Nails: Hello Dave – New Stiletto Manicure
Top: coldLogic – Kylie
Skirt: coldLogic – Budd
Shoes: Glamistry – Echium Heels (Kustom 9)
Necklace 1: Kibitz – Coin Necklace (IDK)
Necklace 2: Yummy – Embellished Key Necklace
Bracelet: Luxe – Handcuffed (Kustom 9)
Rings: Random Matter – Norbu Rings (Uber)
Pose: Marukin