Harriet in Japan

Nothing to say today as it’s a Harriet Parker video. Suffice to say anyone receive their emails from You Tube today? What a load of twaddle!

So the answer to that is put something in you tube that’s salacious etc and you will achieve that threshold. Sheeesh!

I’ll think of something ….. 😂

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London fog outfit by I.M. Collection at the Designer Showcase<<<<< ess falls hair from Magika<<<<< rley bento head from CATWA<<<<< hape for the  Kimberley head LizBitz<<<<< shape for the Catya head LizBitz<<<<< esh body Maitreya<<<<< ty dark skin Lara Hurley<<<<< n location at Little Yoshiwara

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Within these four walls

So I’m on the bus now. A little while ago I was sat at home in front of my television drinking my tea and putting my face on to get ready for work.

The news was on and on my screen came the story about the couple from California keeping 13 of their children shackled in their home. Absolutely shocking.

But what’s more shocking might I add is that despite 13 young people basically missing no one noticed or reported something was amiss. No one!!

That bit puzzles me because you can’t just hide a family of 13 just like that with absolutely no one noticing ? Clearly it seems you can.

We don’t know yet the logic of their actions (clearly there is none) but what they are thinking. Were they both mentally ill, drug addicted, drunk or just plain evil.

Whatever the reasons behind it, I think personally I struggle with the fact that people never think to raise alarm warnings when a family of 13 . Thirteen!! Young people are no longer being seen. Are people that consumed with their own lives they just go about their days without thought?

Baffling.

So no flowery blog today because this news item has just really bothered me as a human.

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SIA outfit from ***GIULIADESIGN*** at the Designer Showcase

Boutique Annette necklace and bracelet from Moondance Boutique

Blessed eyes from A R T E at the Cosmopolitan Event

Cubic Backdrop [CYAN] backdrop from [STUD INC.]

Backdrop city pose EVIE

Naomi hair from eenVOGUE

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

The dinosaur adventure

Well it’s the first of Isabella’s adventures. I fought against lag and crashes but finished it. It’s not perfect but it’s a start. Now for the dinosaur adventure…..

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Sweat pants and hoodie from Zooby

Zooby child avatar Jacky from Zooby

Irenka  hair from Truth

Shot on location at Prehistorica

Shadow Box – January 2018

This is the fifth shadow box in the series.

The Shadow box is a new monthly subscription from Death Row Designs which started in September and is now on its fifth month.

Every shadow box contains 12 items inside. 6 items will be “light” and 6 items will be the “darks”.

A series of boxes will last 6 boxes/6 months and if you purchase every box in the series, a reward becomes available to the purchaser.

It costs $1,800L to subscribe to for the month and on the 1st of the month you receive your delivery.

You can purchase this as something for you or you can purchase as a mystery gift to surprise someone.

If you miss out on that month, you are still able to purchase the box, but at the full price of $2,800L and as before you can also gift the box to someone special

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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.

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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

Post xmas blues

Well I really didn’t have Christmas as such.

I was home on the sofa feeling sorry for myself and missed out on two meals with family.

I’m hoping that this past week is just an end to a year of misfortune and next week a brighter year lays ahead.

Frankly despite popular opinion, I’m not as strong a character as people may assume.

I do have my breaking points too. I think I have been pretty near one of those.

Spending Christmas on your own isn’t quite a nice experience by any means.

Mine was due to sickness and I did feel very woe is me a lot of the time. I just chose to hold that back and not whine about it like I potentially could have.

But it certainly made me think more about people who are so alone that Christmas is always the same as any other day. Alone.

I think this year I plan to be more active in seeking out those people and finding ways to make them empowered more.

I don’t yet know the plan on that ideal. Not yet anyhow. But it’s definitely the one thing I feel in my heart I really need to do. Try and at least help one person feel less lonely.

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Vancouver jeans and pleated shirt from Julz now at the Designer Showcase

Translucent eyes from A R T E now at the Cosmopolitan Event

40’s makeup lipstick from A R T E

Alta lashes from

Kiri hair from Argrace

Catya bento head from CATWA

Angel shape for the Catya head LizBitz

Lara mesh body Maitreya

Christy dark skin Lara Hurley

Shot on location at the Forest mystical fae

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Merry Christmas to all the children

I’m home today because I’m just not well enough to go to my daughters. I can’t really risk passing on the chest infection to anyone.

So it’s the sofa, tissues. Xmas films and a box of chocolates.

My daughter said when they dish the dinner someone will run it down to me so I don’t miss out.

It’s not the ideal Christmas I was looking forward to, but it is what it is.

The main thing is that the children have a great magical time and that’s really what counts.

People who know me will tell you I speak constantly of my grandson Mason who is like a daily miracle.

My decision to make some children’s type of videos is based solely for him as he loves looking at the avatars. So Isabella is born.

Enjoy the video of her first xmas moment.

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Zooby child avatar Jacky from Zooby

Charlotte hair from Analog Dog