That’s over

That’s over

Well Christmas is over and frankly I’m glad.

One of my good friends has Covid I found out last night and she sounds really bad. She has constant headache, huge fatigue, coughing up large amounts of I don’t know what and a pain in her chest.

It came on a few days before Christmas and on Christmas morning she was told the results.

Currently she is at home all on her own with her 13 year old son. No one is allowed to visit and I just want to hug her. I’m hoping she doesn’t get worse and starts to feel better soon.

Two of my daughters friends are now ill as well and what felt like far away is starting to hit people around me.

So I’m glad Christmas is over. Next there is New Years and all the idiots will be back out and about.

Aside from that I’m wondering how others spent their time. I know how lonely I felt inside, but I managed it. I made the best of my alone time to enjoy it.

Others are not like me and struggle more. It saddens me that anyone should have to be left alone at all. These are facts of life, not just Covid life. Covid just makes it all the more apparent.

Right now the best gift anyone can give, is time. Time never stands still and it passes so fast. So where you can, give it freely. It’s worth far more than any material thing you own.

Credits:-

Cable knit sweater from Tres Blah

Crunched sweats from Tees Blah

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

ZoeHair from DOUX

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

A real time moment

A real time moment

I have those moments where I step away from the virtual and live in the reality. It’s a given.

It’s the early hours of Boxing Day as I write this and I’m contemplating the past 48 hours and how different they have felt.

With the craziness of life at the moment, I’ve had my fair share of low points recently. I’ve struggled with how I was feeling about parts of my life and what we are all going through.

One thing I can tell you is I miss humans a lot. Touching and hugging and just being near them. I believe we take the simplicity of human connection for granted until we suddenly find we are without it.

I miss “normal” life. Being free to walk amongst humans, brushing past them in the street and smelling their fragrances and trying to guess the make.

I miss walking in stores and people watching and seeing eyes meet and smiles. Real smiles unhidden by masks.

I missed my usual Christmas this year. But I made the best of it as best I could. I enjoyed me time and watched lots of films and had phone conversations.

I missed hugging my children and spending hours with them. Instead we socially distanced meet up, no hugging because there’s more to think about. Not just what I miss or feel.

That’s what I take away this Christmas. That there’s more to think of than just what we expect, want and had gotten used to. Doing things differently is just the way it is right now and it’s ok.

Although I feel alone right now, I also feel lucky. Because out there are my family and friends. My real and virtually made friends.

I appreciate all who checked in on me.

It’s just a moment in time, a blip. Life will move forward and we will learn something new. We will adapt and make changes.

Warm wishes and let’s look forward to the new year. There’s so much more to come.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone out there. Whether you celebrate or not, I wish you all s as wonderful few days.

I’m taking time to enjoy a hot chocolate in the real world as well as the virtual. Why not.

Lots of films and chilling time.

But I’m now taking a few days away from blogging and so to give you some viewing pleasure I made a few videos for the Christmas period just to bring a smile.

I released all but one of them last night and so here they are in no specific order.

Outfit details below.

Credits:-

Brand new day outfit from Entice at the Winter Shop and Hop

Summer mesh hair from Wasabi

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Coffee van pose from Fashiowl

The Tuesday chat

The Tuesday chat

Often I’m a little nervous to talk about things and my one side of my head says keep it to yourself Liz. But then the other is a pretty open book and feels that a problem aired and shared is less of a problem.

Yes I have two little liz heads on my shoulders at all times. I’m not actually sure which is the smart one. But it doesn’t really matter.

Today I’m doing a little vlog about me. Well to be fair most are usually. Oh and excuse the sudden stream alerts. I’ve been trying to work out what’s wrong with my scheduling.

Is it the finger pusher or the program?

Video:-

Credits:-

Joss outfit from Lunar at the EQUAL10 Event

Bonnies necklace from Kibitz at the EQUAL10 Event

Cozy bed from Amitie at the EQUAL10 Event

Baked potato from Luc at the EQUAL10 Event

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Andrea hair from DOUX

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Mmmm K my KPop

Mmmm K my KPop

I actually kinda feel these dances and I’d say because they’re so positively cute and fun.

Right now I really embrace the distraction of fun and I’m not averse to featuring dances over and over again when I feel them.

Today the world feels a little different with the last 24 hours and either way whatever you believe or wanted it’s really dumb to trash others views. ie the truly toxic insults I’ve been seeing hurled around Facebook in both my rl and my virtual realms.

Let’s face it that dude is a meme that keeps on giving but that’s him. He has always been that meme.

Hating on each other is pretty toxic and petty and really aren’t we all allowed in our democratic world to have freedom of thought and expression? That doesn’t mean to freely bestow hatred because of peoples choices or political leanings. Smile then move on.

Winners or losers. It’s about being good humans and accepting we don’t all agree in this world.

Wouldn’t it be a really dull place if we did? Enjoy the memes but forgive the rights to have choice.

Win or lose well and carry on. Our virtual worlds are a place to drop this and forgive and just crack on with friendship.

Now enjoy this video because I certainly felt it.

Video:-

Dance Credits:-

Featuring the new Annie Joo K-Pop dances from Paragon Dance Animations at the Cosmopolitan Event

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5 funky unisex friendly K-Pop dances performance captured by K-Pop dance cover artist Annie Joo based on her social media K-Pop cover of BTS’s “Dynamite”
Original choreography by Son Sungdeuk
Originally danced to “Dynamite” by BTS. Tempo = 114.0 BPM

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About Annie Joo
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Annie is the dance director for Koreos, a UCLA K-Pop dance cover crew that has 692k subscribers on YouTube.
Although Annie has extensive foundation in dance through ballet, she made the crossover into K-pop dances and manage to stand out among her peers.
She is an aspiring social media influencer.

Annie Joo social media:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsFdoOh2KI7OF4JHXUQdFMA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie.jooo/

Credits:-

Boyfriend Jeans from Kaithleens

Tank top from Blueberry

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Harley hair from Truth

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Good vibes backdrop from Paleto

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Paragon Dance Animations Social Media
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Like/Follow us on social media and/or join Paragon Dance Animations group to stay updated on new releases, specials, and events.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParagonDanceAnimations 
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paragondanceanimations/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paragondanceanimations/
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K-Pop with me

K-Pop with me

Would you believe I ummm never knew what K-Pop was until Jonny from Paragon brought in the new Annie Jooz K-Pop dances?

I kid you not, I didn’t. Then I heard BTS sing Dynamite and saw the dances.

Well I’m now hooked.

Video:-

I may drive you nuts for a while till I get over another obsession with some new dances. So here’s my first video of these.

Dance Credits:-

Featuring the new Annie Joo K-Pop dances from Paragon Dance Animations at the Cosmopolitan Event

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Product Description
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5 funky unisex friendly K-Pop dances performance captured by K-Pop dance cover artist Annie Joo based on her social media K-Pop cover of BTS’s “Dynamite”
Original choreography by Son Sungdeuk
Originally danced to “Dynamite” by BTS. Tempo = 114.0 BPM

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About Annie Joo
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Annie is the dance director for Koreos, a UCLA K-Pop dance cover crew that has 692k subscribers on YouTube.
Although Annie has extensive foundation in dance through ballet, she made the crossover into K-pop dances and manage to stand out among her peers.
She is an aspiring social media influencer.

Annie Joo social media:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsFdoOh2KI7OF4JHXUQdFMA
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annie.jooo/

Credits:-

cheezu. k-school girl Chu Chu

HDPRO Majer soft head from CATWA

Marcia hair from DOUX

Eline skin from AMARA

Reflectice eyes from Amara

Suzy Lipstick (for Catwa HDPRO) from A R T E at the eBento

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Lara mesh body Maitreya

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Paragon Dance Animations Social Media
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Like/Follow us on social media and/or join Paragon Dance Animations group to stay updated on new releases, specials, and events.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParagonDanceAnimations 
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paragondanceanimations/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paragondanceanimations/
Group url: secondlife:///app/group/6f12165e-7e7b-3e6a-b858-1a9e8ae45d4b/about

Avatars are humans too

Avatars are humans too

I have set up my YouTube with a playlist specific for my Ramblings of a woman in her later years.

I decided that in all seriousness I don’t have that much time in my day to monitor duplications on all my social accounts.

Seriously who does?

It will make for “interesting” viewing if a non virtual viewer drops by anyhow. I think they may feel like they’ve walked into the Matrix or something if they were to explore the virtual videos. BUT it may also spark interest in our world, which may be a pretty positive thing. Or not. Time will tell.

Certainly it’s time to show people that real normal people inhabit Second Life. It’s about more than trolls and selling sex. It is about creativity, imagination and real people discovering the world from the comfort of their living room. ie a wonderful opportunity to meet so many different cultures without having to travel.

After all all avatars are humans too.

Video:-

Credits:-

Face aged by Mother Nature

Hair courtesy of eating all my vegetables with a boost of good product

Attitude AO from life’s assault course

Buxomness from a hearty appetite

Another new home

Another new home

Im like a moving butterfly, flying from leaf to leaf looking for my forever home.

Yep moved again!!

The beautiful place Rosie and I had is no more, since a nightclub opened on the other half of the region and basically shoved out scripted this and that and our lag went from perfect to lets walk in treacle. Nature of the beast when you share a sim or a region. You have no control of the out look beyond your own 4 lines.

Rosie had done a great job of the vram police and making sure that everything on the land meant there was no drain on the computer when we walked around etc.

In one week that changed and frankly that was it. Move.

So here I am again showing you a new place but also showing you the old place as a visit down memory lane as I hadnt really got around to the full show off. Clearly I am rambling again which I tend to do .

Funny thing SL is a great place for not feeling too sad when things like this happen as you just each time create your own fantasy and its like going home.

Video:-

Credits:-

Nina dress and heels from Legendaire at the Designer Showcase

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Charisma hair from Truth

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

PLAY FREE

Balancing when it could break

Balancing when it could break

Seems my wee virtual world may be getting a shake to it.

My computer is having issues and my hard drive keeps disappearing . Not to be found in the normal way either.

So it’s currently showing, but softwares stored there have been corrupted and I’ve had to uninstall and Re download.

On top of that, the computer now regularly gets the blue screen of ooops we had to shut down and restart.

I’ve got a 1TSSD drive arriving tomorrow to assist with the issue but part of me is feeling the days are numbered.

I do have a gaming laptop but it runs like me so thats no positive!

In the meanwhile I’m just biding time and making the best of the ticking clock. Getting used to being in the middle of something then getting kicked.

What will I do? Cry maybe or , yeah no I’ll cry.

Thing is my blog and my filming etc are what keeps me sane in a rather insane world. They’re my peace and stress relief and a way of expressing myself.

Without that. Then there’s me. I’ve always said if Second Life went down tomorrow I’d start being me and real. But my god can you imagine it!!

The real Thelma, Isa, Harriet, Aunty VaGina and Beverley!

So let’s hope you won’t be forced to meet the real characters. On a serious note, if I had to use my laptop it just means meh graphics and tasks would be a lot slower to complete. We shall see.

I wonder if a dance video …..

Credits:-

Rihanna outfit from UNA at the EQUAL10 Event

Bella necklace from Michan

Chiffon hair from Stealthic

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet gloss  Lipstick from A R T E

Tropical  eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at Eterea

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Virtual blogger rant!!!

Virtual blogger rant!!!

Wake up and smell the tangerines!!!

That’s what I actually pictured in my head doing this photo but then things came to my attention and for some reason it seemed quite fitting.

I’m not referring to a certain event in this blog as frankly I do not wish to taint the gorgeousness of this outfit nor this lovely creator, but I   will say I work with a number of creators and events managers who behave in a very professional fair way. If I have ever had issue believe me I wont let it sit I deal with it. So those that I blog for I appreciate with all my heart for their professionalism.

 

I have removed the video as I was approached by the person this affects to do so and because I value this person as I do I have done so. . Is it gone. No it sits on my hardrive.

I will be discussing the issues surrounding copyright etc and will liaise with other vloggers and long time bloggers on this for the benefit of all the bloggers and vloggers out there.

Let me say to you all now. If you are having issues in Second Life and feel you are pushed into a corner and have to jump two foot higher than you realistically need to.

You dont! Reach out to me and I will happily talk to you and offer some advice. At the end of the day no one ever needs to feel pushed into any corners because of any reason in this virtual world

You have rights in reality and you have rights in virtual reality.

I leave the blank video down below as a reminder that my words were very loud and clear in that video.

Video:-

Credits:-

Jonelle Dress fromI M Collection

Inga necklace from Kunglers

Elena hair from eXxEsS

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

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