Take a moment

Take a moment

It’s Friday and I’m ready for the weekend to appear so I can take a moment to catch up with myself.

It’s been a pretty manic week reality wise and then of course the issue I raised via a ranty vlog earlier this week.

That vlog was removed, not because I had done anything wrong or in fact any reason to do with me.

I removed it from the YouTube platform because the vlogger it affected requested me to do so. Because there was some kind of agreement made that the copyright strike would be removed, if I removed the video!!!

Does that sit well with me? No not at all! I don’t believe in manipulation or any kind of bartering agreements like that. But, because this person was upset by their dilemma, I did.

In fact I have asked this vlogger if the strike was removed and I have had no response. So you decide.

By not answering I can only assume the outcome.

Now there is something I really need to say about this fiasco, it doesn’t sit well with me when anyone pleads for help and then I feel manipulated by all involved because of a business thought. I won’t go into it right now. It may have to sit with me a while before I do.

But, suffice to say this weekend there will be a vlog to discuss some of the pitfalls out there in both vlogging and also blogging that all of my fellow creators need to know.

Most in fact all bloggers and vloggers are unpaid free advertising for brands.

Now let that sit there while you consider that reality.

In fact do so on this daybed and you will appreciate it even more.

I’ve decided I’m going to speak of the creators I blog for and the events and tell you why I appreciate them.

Today I’m going to tell you about Keira Raindale whose daybed I am blogging.

I’m a useless decor blogger. Honestly I know that. But this lovely lady gives me a go and doesn’t hound me to achieve monumental picture sales with over photoshopped results.

Just a good old fashioned business person who understands that even though I’m not so great, she still gives me a go. Because at the end of the day I try. And when I have the time I go that extra mile by adding a video to show my appreciation.

So my love today goes to the lovely Kiera Raindale.

Credits:-

Everbreak Daybed from Raindale at the Access Event

PG edition includes 27 solo and 10 couple (romantic MF)
Adult edition includes all of the above + 16 MF animations (some speed options also included 29 animations inside in total)

Rei Bra top and Rei denim sohrts from Miwas at the EQUAL10 Event

Gitte eyebrows from A R T E 

Dua hair from DOUX

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Zafirah 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

Vlogging stuff

Vlogging stuff

Most know I struggle with doing things the way others do. Because frankly that’s not me. I’m also a bit OCD in that respect.

Sure it would improve my views etc but eh I’d be selling myself down a river and not being true to my own creative self. After all whatever I do, ultimately is because I enjoy it.

Yes sure sometimes I sit and think I wish people noticed what I do and all that. But then I’m not really the type of person who ultimately wants to be in the crowd and be noticed. (Well only for the right reasons.)

But I ultimately do always want to be better at what I do. Don’t we all?

I’m more a quiet soul in many respects and actually value my handful of supporters who genuinely do engage the madness I write or speak via YouTube. Hence the main gift on my 2k subscribers list was so specifically geared toward acknowledging just that.

I am me and I prefer to move in my own direction. In saying that I realise that when doing character vlogs for events people just don’t pick up that where my characters are yakking that they are saying the outfits etc come from. So in order to acknowledge that I’ve decided to still include in my character videos but also do a couple of videos each month showcasing in the style I’m previously known for.

I will be doing this for each event on YouTube and we will see how it goes. I’m seriously not going to do let’s go shopping videos as previously said in one of my vlogs as I’d rather stick hot pokers in my eyes!

I mean it, I would rather.

So I’d be interested to know what you think of the following format and if that fills your boots with joy?

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Credits:-

Kiki outfit from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event June

Ronda 6 scene from Ionic at the EQUAL10 Event

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Sweet 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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Don’t just stand there looking

Don’t just stand there looking

I don’t speak of my background but my mother was a result of a mixed race love affair. In South Africa. In times of Apartheid. Her mother married an afrikaaner and she was born. But she was noticeably quite different.

But she took on being the “white” persona.
She herself became racist. Go figure!!
She met my father who was a result of a Jewish family and then they eventually relocated to Australia. But in between my childhood years I lived in South Africa and Australia. I saw apartheid and experienced what it was like to never be sure where we were “allowed”.  I was in the middle, never comfortable in the white lane or the black lane. I grew up hating my heritage.
When apartheid was abolished and after spending my majority of childhood in Australia and loving people just for being humans no matter their colour or race or religious beliefs, I’m honestly so sick in my stomach that Today in 2020, this absolute sick human thought process still exists! 
Black lives matter, white lives matter, ALL lives matter!!
You can’t sit back and say and do nothing. You can’t just sit back and say “I hope it gets sorted out”. 
Stop sitting there and placating. Human lives matter. Speak up, do something. 
Show the bigots and racists, mysoginists and all others that we will not tolerate them. 
It’s 2020, It’s time they caught up and got themselves educated. 
Violence doesn’t work. History has taught us that.
Use intelligence, use education, use voice. Vote well!!!Protest peacefully and use your voice!!

Credits:-

Book Punk skirt from Vinyl at the EQUAL10 Event

Sage knotted top from Vinyl at the EQUAL10 Event

Mimi Hair from // MIWAS // at the EQUAL10 Event

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

Mike peele

Mike peele

The minute I see another Mike Peele dance pack come out, my camera is out and I’m dancing.

I could ramble about how great a dancer Mike Peele is, but I don’t think I need to at all.

Just click the video and find out for yourself and dance along with us.

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Dance Credits:-

Mike Peele Club Groove from Paragon Dance Animations at the Access Event

Mike Peele in Second Life (Behind the Scenes):
https://www.facebook.com/ParagonDanceAnimations/videos/203631674074568/

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  • Performed on MTV, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, BET Awards & Hip-Hop Awards, NBC’s “The Voice”, MTV’s “90’s House”, ABC’s New Years Rockin Eve
  • Performed in “Stomp The Yard” and “Step Up 3D” and Michael Jackson’s This Is It
  • choreographed for Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food,” Better Mornings, Phoenix Awards, R&B artist Winston Warrior, Latin star J Martin and Choreographed his first feature film in 2011 PAPAan international Korean blockbuster, which opened #5 at the box office
  • Bodybuilding Champion – 2 times Fitness America Champion, 2 times Fitness Universe Champion (Muscle mania)
  • Creator of fitness program Hip Hop Fit

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◘ Authentically freestyle-danced and mocap recorded by Mike Peele

Licensed by Michael Peele

Clothes Credits:-

Mimi outfit from Miwas at the EQUAL10 Event

Mimi Hair from Miwas at the EQUAL10 Event

Isax shoes from Rodex at the EQUAL10 Event

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

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Squatters rights

Squatters rights

Harriet moves from place to place after Isabelle moved her out due to COVID.

Harriet has found out from Jonathon about the squatters rights, to squat.

Harriet being the naive person she is, sees a post on Facebook by the talented Sienna Foxdale about a rez build.

Sienna has decorated a sky home throughout and is offering this as a service to purchase. Harriet quite fancies that rather lush looking sky home and makes a run for it, sneaking in and making herself at home.

Sienna Foxdale is completely unaware till she sees the video!

Will Sienna call the Squatters police or will she smile knowing that Harriet will have to leave anyhow as she forgot to bring L’Oréal the fat cat.

If you are interested in this build message Sienna Foxdale inworld. It’s $5 k to Rez for you and if you are like me useless in inside decor then it’s a brilliant idea.

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Credits:-

Warren striped pants from Kaithleens at the EQUAL10 Event

Add me top from Yasum at the EQUAL10 Event

Mimi haird from // MIWAS // at the EQUAL10 Event

Reflectice eyes  from Amara Beauty

Gloss Lipstick from A R T E

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Kimberley  bento head from CATWA

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Nora BOM skin from  Amara Beauty

Took a risk

Took a risk

So let me tell you.

I broke social distancing this afternoon.

I invited a friend over for a social distancing cup of tea and catch up in my apartment.

I’m contemplating did I do the right thing or did I not?

Short answer yes!! We social distanced none the less.

It’s not viable to impose isolation on human beings especially if they live alone like my friend. Nor frankly in my books is it ok to have a stranger in your home to do the cleaning but not a friend? Figure on that one.

Boris and his tag team came out with that gem! Next time I’ll get her to do my hoovering! How’s that?

Before you go sounding off on your high horse please be aware the only person at risk in this scenario is me. Therefore I made a choice. I chose to accept the risk because I cannot continue to live without taking a few.

I’m a social being in reality when not being a loner. I need interaction and I’m damn glad I had some.

I want to see my children. But I won’t now as I am aware it’s best now I take a few weeks before I risk again.

Let’s be fair how many of you have ?

I’ve lasted around nearly 3 months (I had to self isolate early) and frankly I’d rather stab myself with hot pokers in the eyes than berate myself right now.

I feel happier and will again isolate a few weeks before taking another risk.

So as I sit here contemplating. My Sunday is far more happier and my mind feels good. Maybe this work week will be a better one, despite the knowledge that I can see austerity around the corner. I’m back in the union by the way.

You know me, where there are people to support, I can’t turn my back to that. Old habits die hard.

By the way, don’t I look rather sassy today?

Credits:-

Salome dress and heels by Wild at the Designer Showcase 

Mimi Hair from // MIWAS // at the EQUAL10 Event

Cathya seat from CP

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

Kawaii dance in Japan with Harriet

Kawaii dance in Japan with Harriet

As Harriet prepares herself for the Kawaii moment where she gets the chance to represent Britain in the Kawaii video award dance off. Sponsored by Paragaon Dance Animations.

Harriet feels very much part of the backdrop and enjoys taking in the clothing and food of her Japanese hosts. She has even learnt some of the language.

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Dance Credits :-

Featuring the Ally Kawaii dances from Paragon Animations now at the Kustom 9 Event

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Kawaii dances are dances associated with the Japanese “Kawaii” (cute, adorable) culture popularized by J-Pop, Japanese schoolgirls, anime, cosplay. These kawaii dances are freestyled performance-captured by Ally Vega, a professional dance teacher in Los Angeles, CA who has taught and choreographed kawaii dances for Maid Cafe in Tokyo and the Anaheim Anime Expo cosplay shows.

 

Clothes Credits:-

Doll V2 skin from [Pink Fuel]

=Zenith= Kimono from Miffyhoi Rosca

Soft matte lipstick  from A R T E

Night out eyeshadow from A R T E

Miwako hair from Bon Bon

Lock n Roll hair from Tableau Vivant

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the CATWA Kimberley head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Video outfits:-

Shirt dress kimono at the end from LESAILU

Dance outfit Wheein outfit is from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event

 

Shot on location at Backdrop City and *Su-Shi*

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Those all nighters

Those all nighters

I was such a dirty stop out!

Nightclubs opening till the late hours of the early morning, me dancing all night.

Swaying out and deciding with my friends we would go have pancakes for breakfast and then rolling into my front door around 7 am. Showering then getting ready to go to work.

Yes, I have a history of burning that candle at both ends and enjoying life. Glass of Tequila and orange in hand.

That was my routine Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

The other nights? Those were my catch up on sleep nights.

On the weekends I would head straight for the beach instead of home and wake up on the sand, dress as a pillow and my undies as my bikini.

Not a care in the world.

I knew most of the DJs in Sydney  and Melbourne  and so going out clubbing on my own was never a daunting experience. I did it often when friends couldn’t.

Back in the day you went out and danced. Met people and had fun. Struck up conversations with anyone and that was pretty normal.

But now? Totally different world and I’d never recommend anyone doing it.

Now if I were to go out clubbing. I’d be home by 12, need a cup of tea and take at least 4 days to let my body recover.

My one habit is I still love music and still talk to complete strangers.

Do you still do some of those things you used to do?

Credits:-

Nadia Dress from Kaithleen’s at the EQUAL10 Event November

Fafa hair from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Pose and Backdrop are the Hotel Gacha from Amitie Poses at the EQUAL10 Event

Glam on eyeshadow from A R T E

Sweet gloss lipstick from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

The babysitters

The babysitters

In todays episode, Trevor Junior is being looked after by Harriet and Gabriel for the morning before they go out on their date. Here is Gabriel aka Moz Loordes account of that date.

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Credits:-

Rocket Jacket, pants and boots from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event

Mermaid glasses from ALOE 2 at the EQUAL10 Event

Everlast bra and knickers in swim scene and under jacket from Plx. at the EQUAL10 Event

Amanda dress in the video is from [Consent] at the EQUAL10 Event

Soft matte lipstick  from A R T E

Night out eyeshadow from A R T E

Tyrisha hair from DOUX at the EQUAL10 Event

Kimberley bento head from CATWA

Evie shape for the CATWA Kimberley head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin  in tone 3  from Amara

Zooby animesh baby is from ZOOBY

Exploring Hangar Liquides

Exploring Hangar Liquides

Hangar Liquides is the world’s largest and oldest cyberpunk city in the virtual world. Its in Second Life no less!
It has 5 sims which go to make up this amazing experience.  It was even featured in the Guardian in 2014 as the worlds largest Cyberpunk City.

Recently it was announced this huge amazing build would be closing, however an update is that it will remain open till August 2019 when it will then have to close down.

There are places on the sim you can rent if you are looking for a cool place to live and at the same time helping towards keeping this amazing place going. Make sure you join the group when you land to keep up to date.

The truth is as revealed by the indie artist Djehan Kidd behind this amazing place is that it costs several million $L to maintain and of course time etc.

Djehan Kidd is looking to expand  skills further in the virtual world and so maintaining this for an indefinite period of time is not possible.

Shame I didn’t have a few $L million as this is an awesome build.

While it is here its a must see experience. Video below of my small bit of it.

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Rocket outfit (has a huge colourful hud) from MIWAS at the EQUAL10 Event

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam eyeshadow from A R T E

Oline lipstick from A R T E

Zoe hair from DOUX

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Shot on location at Hangars Liquides