I arrived late

I arrived late

Better late than never as the saying goes.

Basically I’ve been busy all evening here and this is the first chance to tell you that.

I’ve had a great evening, really, and a lovely change to my usual to be honest.

As I lay here in my bed all I can feel is the raspy scratching of my throat and that heady feeling when you know damn well you are about to get ill.

So maybe if like my avatar I could leap out of the moment, believe me I would.

Goodnight.

Credits:-

Sunday jacket from the I M Collection

Combat boots from ROC

Cake leggings from Blueberry

Gem eyes  from Amara Beauty

Glam eyeshadow from A R T E

Gloss lipstick from A R T E

Catya bento head from CATWA

Cassandra hair from enVOGUE

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Edie  skin in 04 from  Amara Beauty

Facing the paparazzi?

Facing the paparazzi?

This backdrop did make me laugh so had to get it.

There’s been so much negative feedback about the new sim Backdrop City that I seriously had to put my two cents worth in.

I’m a daily vlogger/blogger and try to do a lot of my blogs around the various sims in Second Life as I love showing off scenery specifically when I am filming.

But, there is a but. Lag happens a lot and you will often hear me moaning about that when I’m vlogging and can’t Rez a hud properly. So it’s the home platform to film. Now I’m not rich by any means and having to buy backdrops as often as I need them and props, actually works out damn expensive. I’m showcasing merchants when I’m doing this and I’m personally not earning a penny.

When the sim Backdrop city opened it meant that on days I suffer bad lag there is somewhere I could go and get that photo or picture together at last minute.

I think the numerous assertions that this will mess up merchants incomes etc is daft.

The reason I feel that way is simple. Since I first joined SL I’ve taken photos in many places where people have had said backdrops freely available to use and scenes other people have created. There have been free to use photo studios and I know of other places that just contain backdrops. This has been existing in SL ever since I learnt you could take a photo.

The lady that set this up has physically using her own money paid for each of the backdrops and also pays for the sim.

I in turn have purchased backdrops from merchants that I thought wow, wonder what else they have as a result of visiting this sim.

So logically who has missed out financially?

The items were purchased and I know some of those cost in excess of 1k per Backdrop. So money was exchanged.

I agree that items listed at events need to be held back till event is over but seriously there is a bigger picture.

In reality we buy and sell on what we buy. That’s real life commerce. We buy a car, we sell it on. The principle is pretty much the same here if people are talking about commerce in SL. Every business has to have a backup plan on how they sustain their business and how they plan to market it.

People showcasing fabulous backdrops in blog posts or videos is also part of the market plan.

Do we complain when a dance merchants dances appear in dance systems at clubs for all to use? That a house is multiplied in sims as part of rental businesses?

Yet there is a huge cry out on someone who is earning nothing, not even a land tip.

Certainly don’t be negative about bloggers who use these because frankly we are advertising for you.

Oh and remember everyone ganging up to harangue one person who thought she was doing a great thing for bloggers and vloggers, is a little bit like bullying. Think before you post. It’s not nice for anyone to find out they are being so maligned no matter who they are. And my goodness I have read some pretty toxic comments.

I’ve been there, worn the tshirt and it’s pretty soul hurting. Is that the people we want to be?

We are a community last time I checked.

Get to know the person and what she was aiming to do. Read the signs on the sim and just seriously be kind. Have a discussion, consider a marketing idea? Possibilities are endless.

Oh and be considerate of the bloggers who seriously are not making anything and who invest a lot of money in drawing together scenes for posts. It’s so totally a urban myth. That they get everything for free. I can guarantee that is not the case. A lot of us actually pay for our blogs and our props. We do it because we love it.

Credits:-

Eleanor fur coat from Asteria

Tinker top from Blueberry

Caitli legging from Scandalize

Marten boots from ROC

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog

Only in my dreams pose from Luanes World

Adriana sunglasses from LEGENDAIRE

Paparazzi backdrop from Astralia

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Undies Raindale and eyes

Undies Raindale and eyes

So I have a little person here today and seriously couldn’t show him the undies.

Instead we visited Sansar and I let him click around and do all sorts.

Suffice to say, lucky no one was around as he popped on the mic and was warbling away before I realised. Clearly anyone listening would have thought Isabelle is on the booze!

Every day I visit both worlds and find such exciting new things in each. I will bring you Sansar later, but for now let me just say UNDIES, FURNITURE and EYES!!!

Every single day in SL there is some amazing new designs in just about everything you can think of. I love how SL has morphed into such a liveable world, compared to when I first came into it many years ago. Many I tell you!

I’m so much older than I thought.

My friend came over the other night for a Chinese and she said to me “Liz is this the world you and I visited in 2003 and everyone was on the beach?”

OMG she was right, I had been into SL a lot longer ago than I had realised. I’m actually in reality  as old as SL is .

I am 14 years old.

I never stayed though, as I was too interested at the time in running around after my children who were causing havoc all over the house, and finding the cats!

The cats back then were Tricky and Jessie.

So anyhow back to today and this video…..

Video:-

Credits:-

Bitterwood Bookshelf and Lamp shelf from Raindale now at the Liaison Collaborative

Passionate Lingerie and Nylons from Entice at the Imaginarium Event

Heart Eyes from A R T E at the anyBODY

Snitten hair from Analog Dog

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Who has time

My cooking basically sux!

Last night I burnt my steamed vegetables. Who burns steamed vegetables? Yes me.

I now have a pot soaking with bicarbonate of soda in the hope that the black mess will disappear and my shiny pretty steamer pot will come back to me.

I’ve decided that really I Was meant to have someone else do my cooking. I bake mean cakes, but my mainstream cooking has somewhat declined over the years.

I don’t smoke by the way. I just love a good picture moment and it just indicates my attitude to the kitchen and to the heck I give.

Wanted:- Great cook. Has to be male and has to Cook a mean pasta.
 

 

whats-that

 

Credits:-

“Mia” Geo top available from Alien Gizmo’s

“Marian” brown suede skirt available from Alien Gizmo’s

“Heart” tattoo available from Tattoo Mania

“Ice Queen” rings from .: RealEvil Industries :.

“Destiny” mesh head from CATWA

“Lara” mesh body from Maitreya

“Avery” hair a group gift from pr!tty

 

Location of photos is the beautiful sim HERMOUPOLIS lake a D scene of a video I did a while ago but throwing it in here as wasn’t able to shoot one again there today .

Everyday

Every day,I think about dying

About disease, starvation,

Violence, terrorism, war,

The end of the world…

It helps keep my mind off things

Quote by Roger McGough

It made me put things in perspective 

Only a matter of time

Im  laying on a beach on a tropical island and gaze at shimmering sunshine whilst drinking a pina colada and gazing at my hunky man as he walks out of the water towards me. His chest rippling and the water running down his skin.
Then I wake up.

Fifteen days and I have an essay due and four assignments.The pressure is on  right now.

It’s stress but I guess those adrenalin rushing forms of stress which if I put my mind to it, I’ll get over.

I don’t smoke by the way, but if I did, I’m guessing I’d look like my avatar.

Again, I then wake up….

 

 

tonge

 

Credits :-

Gwen Mesh head by CATWA

Lara body by Maitreya

Hair

Top is Winnie by *Just BECAUSE*

Christy dark skin by Lara Hurley

Cinnamon A hair by eXxEsS Hair

 

Cigarette is from some animated bit of furniture I received along the way but cannot recall.

Saturday sunshine

All is good in the world and no bad news to be heard. 

But that’s maybe because I made a active decision I would avoid seeing what the press had to say for one weekend. Two days of living in my ignorant bliss is definitely called for.

Gorgeous sunshine, smiles and seeing good friends and family. 

That’s what it’s all about and everyone needs those few moments of escape.

I am lucky I can do this. Many of us are. But people caught up in conflicts and disasters don’t get those few moments to choose from.

Cherish those moments because they truly are incredibly precious.
Credits:-

Bibi  head by CATWA

Lara mesh body by Maitreya

Mayu hair by Argrace

Paradise eyes by IKON

Outfit  found at Collabor88

URLs added later when I’m at my PC.