I remember

I remember a poem I read long ago:

Beloved, lay your hands on my heart in it's gloom.
Do you hear that? Like tapping inside of a room?
A carpenter lives there with malice and glee.
He's building a coffin - a coffin for me.

He hammers and pounds with such fiendish delight,
I can never sleep, neither daytime or night.
Oh, carpenter, hurry the hours that creep;
Come, finish your labor - and then I can sleep.
                                             ~ Heine

Eyelashes - Glow - Innocent, eyelashes - soft
Eyes - House of Ruin - Spectrum: Velvet, hollow
Necklace - Grim Bros - neckproteck (Midnight Mania Prize)
Shoes - N-core - 3" Ankle multicolor (Group Gift)
Tattoo - Moloko - Stardust Tattoo
Skin - Gala Pheonix - Moonbeam Frex [light] Cupid - Allure 1
Hair - Analog Dog - Delora Jet
Lip Piercing - Dreams - Pentagram Lip Rings Set (R)
Dress - Kissed by Lithium - Lorcet Black & Pink (R)

A Sn@tch Girl on a Scooter

I rode a scooter all through college and never had an outfit this cool!  Now, I ride a Harley Sportster, a bike befitting of an outfit like this.  This is newness from Sn@tch - Girl on a Scooter.  I chose the red version - to match my bike (which is black with red blood spatter painted on).

I'm also really enjoying my new N-Core boots - a group gift from the shop - they come with color changing leg warmers which you turn off or on.  I also love these nice long, sharp, fingernails, which can also be used as weapons (not really), from Mandala.  They come with some nice chunky bracelets which I'm not wearing, mostly because I forgot when I was doing these pics.

It's too cold in RL to go for a ride, but as soon as the weather warms up, I'll be back - the little goth girl on the Harley - riding around town smiling at small children with my vampire fangs. LOL


Hair - Zero Style - * 0 Style *Maya*(Raven)_M
Skin - Ugly Duck - Bella - Redlips - cateye
Outfit - Sn@tch - Girl on a Scooter Single (Red)
Shoes - N-Core - 3" Ankle Multicolor (Group Gift)
Nails & Rings - Mandala - Takara Nail/Black
Necklace - *Dreams* - Heart Locked Buckle Collar
Tattoo - >>> moloko <<< - Stardust Tattoo

ps - I had to use Emerald's extra attachment points to wear both the pant cuffs and the boots at the same time.  We need more attachment points in SL!

Magical Fairy Friends

Evie's Closet has some wonderful new fairy costumes!  These costumes are absolutely darling.  They feature sculpted flowers and can be worn with silks and modesty pants or with just the flowers covering your cute little fairy bits.  After buying our outfits, Selena, Lily, and I visited our favorite AO shop - Creative Insanity.  They have an awesome set of fairy AOs that will have you flying around SL just like a real fairy would fly.  They're definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a creative or fantasy AO.

Then, it was off to Mermaid Temple to fly around the fairy forest.  We found this lovely little reflecting pool and admired our new fairy outfits.  Thank you Evie, for all your creativity!


On Isabeal:
Hair - Deadkitties - Witchy Naturals
Skin - L.Fauna {Lapine . Pale 1} [Mullberry]
Outfit - *Evie's Closet* Ariel - Black

On Selena:
Hair - Sirena Hair - Flirtation Brown
Skin - Heartsick : Serenity : Illusion : Dark Shines (c) Freckle
Outfit - *Evie's Closet* Ariel - Blue

On Lily:
Hair -  Armidi - The rainy day- smoked nutmeg
Skin - Redgrave - tan Chloe smoky 4
Outfit - *Evie's Closet* Ariel - Valentine's Outfit

A Monochromatic Sunset

Silent Sparrow's Hyasynth Tiramisu just released her new Kurai Tart sets.  This outfit is available in a number of colors and is also sold as separates.  The full sets include the skirt, corset, and arm warmers.  I am breaking from my usual monochromatic black and bought the beautiful colored brass set.

A color this unusual calls for color changing accessories, like the A Netherworld rose choker and Schadenfreud's kinder horns.  I am not sure if this skin is still available from LionSkins, but they have some wonderful and unusual new skins out that you should definitely go check out.  The hair from Simply Britnee is also a new release and comes in male and female versions.

Enjoy the sunset - one of the most beautiful times of the day, but beware.  The demons come out once the sun goes down.

Skin - LionSkins - SU - fair 15
Hair - Simply Britnee - Canta/Diablo (R)
Eyelashes - Nikita Fride - Long EyeLashes Double Flowers
Eyes - Vanilla C. Designs - Bronze Glow Eyes
Horns - Schadenfreude Kinder Horns
Stockings - Blowpop Seamed Fishnet Tights
Boots - Animas Designs - Lady Biker Boots
Outfit - Silent Sparrow - Kurai Tart in Brass
Choker - A Netherworld - Rose Choker

Out on a Ledge

In the words of the famous Rodney King, "Can we all get along?"  He was speaking in the midst of the LA riots.  And, Reginald Denny, the severely beaten truck driver, said he held no grudge against his assailants.  The experiences of these two men should remind us that even in the midst of horror, it is still possible to move on from the past.

The anonymity of the internet seems to make it easier to attack others, but I would like to appeal to the rational side of those in the midst of conflict.  Nothing can be accomplished by name calling, rumor milling, and mud slinging.  We all have similar goals, hopes, and dreams.  We're more alike than different.   When our emotions are at their height, it is difficult to think rationally.  We say and do things that we regret later.  It's at that moment when you should take a step back, breathe deeply, and leave your computer screen.  Go out and do something nice for yourself, enjoy your RL friends and family, pet a puppy.  But most of all, resist the urge to lash out.

Scarlett O'Hara provided us all with a good tool for dealing with conflict when she said, "I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."  And so should we all.  Responding to conflict with a clear mind in a rational way will always be more effective and productive than lashing out in the midst of an emotional reaction.  Make peace within yourself, then you will be free to make peace with others.

Good luck, take, care, and stay safe.

~Isa J

Hair - CriCri - Bon09-B
Skin - [42] - skin embellished_02 pale (42L)
Collar - *Dreams* - Heart Locked buckle Collar
Shoes - A-BOMB - Dolly pumps
Tattoo - >>> moloko <<< - Stardust Tattoo Female
Top - DYN - Britnee Top - Black (R)
Jeans - DYN - Pattern Jeans - Sparkles (R)

Scene - Kabi's cafe&bar - skybox***city02*** (free)

Anti-Valentine's Day

Of all the holidays, Halloween is my favorite and Valentine's Day is my least favorite.  Enough with all the sweetness and love stuff.  I can't wait until February 15th!

To celebrate the horror that is Valentine's Day, Lolapop re-released this super cute tattoo called "Love Hurts."  She's got that right!  It comes in 4 color versions and is only 1L!  Plus, Kissed by Lithium just released this cute anti-valentine's day doll dress.  I think it's perfect for the occasion, and it goes really well with my new tattoo.

Love Soul recently released two new cute bobs.  I'm wearing the shorter one.  I have a serious addiction to wearing cute little bobs.  This one is just darling.  I splurged on their prim nails, too.  They're cute little decorated nails with a matching ring.  My next purchase is going to be those claw ones.  I may not bite, but I definitely scratch.  (I'm sure that sounds a little weird).  Heartsick is having a skin sale and have a bunch of skins set out for sale for 1L.  They are also participating in the Broken Heart Hunt and the skin I'm wearing is their hunt gift.  Another addiction of mine - skins with red lips and dark eyes.  *swoon*

It's nice to see I'm not the only anti-valentine's day person around the grid.

Eyes - Clover Real Eyes #3
Skin - Heartsick - Aether: Ruby Lips (Broken Heart Hunt Gift)
Hair - Love Soul - Hair*030-A*Black (New Release)
Nails - Love Soul - Prim nails+Ring*Gothic doll*Black
Dress - Kissed by Lithium - Anti-Vday Doll Dress (New Release)
Tattoo - Lolapop - Love Hurts Tattoo Red/Black (Valentine's dollarbie)
Shoes - Animas Designs - Lady Biker Boots

1st Pose by Leafy, 2nd by Mela