Plurk Blogger Challenge - In with old

In response to the Plurk Blogger Challenge, I started sifting through my inventory.  Wow, do I have some horrible things in there.  It's frightening.  However, I did find some hidden gems from my noob days.  I'm not as old as many of the other bloggers - just about 1 1/2 years in SL, so I can't pull out the stuff from 2006 or 2007.  I did find some of my old favorites.  I was very thankful for one shop in particular when I was a noob, Dogyanya2 and their lucky boards.  It always seemed to hit "I" when I was there! \o/

I just went back and visited the shop again and all three dresses are still on the lucky board.  They're cute, well made, and don't look noobish at all.  I got my Tesla pumps from Free Dove and for awhile, they were my only shoes.  I couldn't stomach the blinging boots that seem to be so popular.  I don't remember how I found Dogyanya2, but I took all my friends there when they were new.  There is also a nice freebie area on the sim with some other cute dresses, shoes, and accessories.  

My very first skin purchase was this Chai skin by Launa Fauna.  This skin is no longer available, but Launa Fauna's shop has some beautiful new skins that are among some of my current favorites..  And my first hair purchase (after getting the obligatory free hair from Gurlywood and Diversity was the Milano style from Armidi.  I thought it looked a lot like my RL hair, and I wore it ALL the time in my 1st couple months in SL.

Skin:  Chai Skin by Launa Fauna - Sugar - Tangerine Dream (no longer available)
Hair:  Armidi - Milano II - Midnight
Dresses:  Dogyanya2 - Lucky Board Prizes - still available!
Shoes:  Tesla - Elise2 Mary Jane Heels (at the Free Dove)
Eyes:  Pulse - Le Mystere Eyes - Emerald (not old)

I'm Weird, Too

Weird Designs, one of my very favorite shops in SL, has a new release, the Moonlight Dress in White and in Black.  It is a very pretty outfit with a romantic strappy top, lacy skirt, with a sculpted flower and fishnet hose.  I like Weird Designs because the designs are...well...unusual.  (You thought I was going to say "weird" didn't you?)  I'm also wearing Ticky Tacky's "A Bitch Never Change" earrings and necklace.  If you haven't discovered them yet, it is definitely worth a visit. Ticky Tacky is probably the most affordable jewelry shop in SL with high quality items at amazing prices.

Weird Designs

Weird Designs

Weird Designs

Hair:  !lamb - Bang Bang Bob - Ink
Skin:  Tres Blah - -tb- {Pale} Jejune Cherry - Dark Winged Brows
Jewelry:  Ticky Tacky - -TT- A Bitch Never Change - Red (in 1st pic) Black (in 2nd & 3rd pic)
Shoes: Shiny Things - Hyasynths - black
Poses by Everglow


Yes, I admit it.  I'm a dork, although I'm guessing many of you are, too.  That's because dorks totally rule! We get good grades, we enjoy learning new things, we get excited about technology and Star Trek, and we are the ones others come to for help. It's probably because we're dorks that we're in SL in the 1st place.


My suspicion is that dorks ascend throughout their lives, while the cool kids peak early and everything goes down hill from there. At least that's what I like to tell myself.  I have no proof of this outside of personal observation and anecdotal evidence, but it makes me feel better about myself.


But, there is a price to be paid. Who among us wasn't teased in high school for being a dork? There is a social stigma associated with being the smart kid. I used to lie about my age because I skipped a grade and didn't want to have to explain why I was a senior at 16. I wanted to be one of the cool kids, but no matter what I did or how hard I tried, the dorkiness just overcame me. That's OK though. Through the years, I've learned to embrace it. I'm a dork and I'm proud of it!


Hair - [kik] - [kik]hair-Kate03(black) Group Gift
Skin - {Frick} - {Frick} Song of Valor - Sugar - Dk Brows
Shirt - * RezIpsa Loc * - DoRK T-Shirt (For the Love of Science Hunt Gift)
Pants - [SE*Designz] - [SE*Designz]Punk Shorts - grey/red
Keychain - Cool Beans - Keychain - FTLO Science (For the Love of Science Hunt Gift)
Shoes - Aoharu Anexx - ANEXX_laceupBoots_Black/Female
Set - Classroom Scene by Luna MiMillan


What good is sittin' alone in your room
Come hear the music play,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret..

Reasonable Desires Cabaret

Put down that knittin', the book and the broom
Time for a holiday,
Life is a cabaret old chum
Come to the cabaret.

Reasonable Desires Cabaret

Outfit - Reasonable Desires - Cabaret
Hair - W&Y - Model Hair 20
Skin - Tuli - Jade (tone 1/bl) ::07a
Nails - VIRTUAL/INSANITY - EYE Rings & Nails (for the ZombiePopcorn Hunt)
Eyes - House of Ruin - Spectrum: Velvet, dark (Run! Don't walk to their closing sale!)
Piano in background by Glitterati
Microphone by Mindshift Products
Lyrics from the Broadway musical Cabaret

Fabulous Finds!

I'm so excited by this new hair for Stumblebum by Bubbles Clawtooth that I had to share it.  Bubbles does the best bobs in SL, I think.
Clawtooth for Stumblebum

And, check out how perfectly this hair matches the Tres Blah skin, which coincidently (or not) comes with three different eyebrow colors, light, dark,and red.  I wore the freckle layer with the red, because who doesn't love a freckle faced redhead?

I'm also wearing Violet Voltaire's new necklace, the Timekiller Necklace.  When I saw her blog post of her new release, I was online and in her shop as soon as possible, because I absolutely love everything that she makes.

I also want to note that Pixeldolls is having a fantastic sale on xstreet.  Many of their designs are for sale for only 100L.  It's a great time to stock up!  I think I might already own almost everything listed, but I did pick up the Anais dress because it's so romantically wonderful.

Pixeldoll Xstreet Sale

Hair - Clawtooth - Call the Lions for Stumblebum
Skin - Tres Blah - Jejune Cherry Pale
Necklace - Violet Voltaire - Timekiller Necklace
Dress - PixelDolls - Anais. Ragged (from xstreetsl)
Boots - Fools Fate - Black Vamp Leather Zipper Boots
Poses by Everglow

New Releases at Dilly Dolls!

Dilly Dolls is releasing some wonderful new clothing items - Capris, Tops, and a cute new lolita dress:

Dilly Dolls

The capris come in checkered, tartan and striped styles. The bowler tee is for the guys, but I like it, too. It comes black with different colored stripes and a dragon design on the back. The lolita dress and the tank tops also come in a variety of colors. Very cute stuff! Thanks Ori!

Outfit 1:
Top - Dilly Dolls - *DD* Bowler Tee - Dragon - Red
Pants - Dilly Dolls - *DD* Capris - Tartan - Red
Shoes - Shiny Things - Flare Oxfords - black
Hair - Truth - Sileny - Night

Outfit 2:
Dress - Dilly Dolls - *DD* Chyley Dark - Violet
Boots - Dilly Dolls - Danielle Boots Dark
Hair - Ploom - Kewpie - Ink

Outfit 3:
Top - Dilly Dolls - Vanessa Camis Dark - Black
Capris - Dilly Dolls *DD* Capris - Checker - Pink
Hair - BP - BP*bigbomb hair1
Shoes - Trixxy's Shop - Emo Skully Chucks

In All Photos
Skin - Tres Blah - -tb-{Pale}Jejune Cherry
Eyes - House of Ruin - Spectrum: Velvet, hollow
Eyelashes - -ES- - Lashes Wings

Poses by Everglow

Shhh! Don't Disturb the Ghost

SOFTLY as brown-eyed Angels rove
I will return to thy alcove,
And glide upon the night to thee,
Treading the shadows silently.

Shhhh...a ghost!

And I will give to thee, my own,
Kisses as icy as the moon,
And the caresses of a snake
Cold gliding in the thorny brake.

Shhhh...a ghost!

And when returns the livid morn
Thou shalt find all my place forlorn
And chilly, till the falling night.

Shhhh...a ghost!

Others would rule by tenderness
Over thy life and youthfulness,
But I would conquer thee by fright!

The Ghost, by Charles Baudelaire

Hair - I Love Olive - Lucy Hair/Jet Black
Skin - Mynerva - Platinum Blue Lips (for the Platinum Hunt)
Eyes - House of Ruin - Spectrum Eyes - Moss
Eyelashes -  ES - Lashes Wings
Outfit - Sn@tch - Beaten Path - (for the Shopatorium Ice Cream Hunt)

Gother Than Thou Hunt

The Gother Than Thou Hunt starts at midnight tonight for members of the Thrifty Goth Group.

There are only 46 shops in the hunt, so it's relatively small and can be completed in a short amount of time.  Some of your favorite goth shops are in the hunt and they have created items that represent what it goth means to them.

Hunters can find hunt hints at the Gother Than Thou hunt blog.

Happy hunting!

Some Old/Some New - LOTD

Iren Hunt

Hair - Truth - Tilly Streated - crow
Skin - Sn@tch - Solstice Skin (Tone 1 - Clubbing) - FREE at the Iren Village Hunt!
Jewelry - Blushed Jewels - Bleeding Rose Droplets Set - From 60L Sundays - it's always a good idea to check the Picasa album every weekend - you can find some great deals!
Shirt - +grasp+ - Stone Skull Cami/bk+rd
Skirt - *LP* Design - Funny skirt - New Release
Eyelashes - ES Lashes - Wings - FREE at the Iren Village Hunt!
Shoes - A-Bomb - Sydd Wedges - New Release for Shoe Fair

Playing with Shadows

So, I tried taking pics with shadows enabled in Emerald.  It didn't go as planned.  Whenever I took a picture using the viewer, the sky would turn black.  So, I had use"print screen."  Then, I tried to edit my pics in Photoshop, but for some reason, liquify...didn't.  So, these are completely raw SL pics - notice the lovely square elbow.  LOL.


I'm wearing some new items from WoE.  They are celebrating their move to a new sim.  The shirt is in the gacha and the jeans are a lucky chair prize.  They have tons of new releases!


The jewelry is a new release from ByKay.  It's the Kayla set in Blue and it goes really nicely with the WoE shirt, I think.  My shoes are also new from A-Bomb for the shoe fair.  They are only $150L and are named in honor of fellow blogger Khitten Kurka.

Skin:  SPIRIT Skins 3.0 Missy Light - Nude, Black F
Hair:  Clawtooth - Louise Brooks - Black beauty
Eyes:  Sindecade - Wish Blue
Eyelashes:  Glow Studio - Innocent eyelashes - soft
Shirt:  WoE - Lunden Plaid Shirt Girls (Hunt Blue) and Winged Ribbed Tank
Jeans:  WoE - Lowrise Jeans (Peace Love Happiness)
Jewelry: ByKay - Kayla  - Blue (Set)
Shoes:  A-Bomb - Khitten Shoes - Leather/Thick Heel

Pretty Earring
P.S.  I noticed that my earrings were suffering from SL disappearing prim disease in the above photo, and they really are lovely, so I wanted to post a closeup so no one would think that I'm crazy (well, I am crazy, but more in an eccentric neighbor kind of way).  Click the picture for a larger size photo.