Snow Baby

Just about the cutest thing I've ever seen!

This little snow baby doll is a free VIP group gift from Auxiliary.

Skin: -Belleza- Tara Arcade 4 (from The Arcade)
Hair: Kin-Cricket-[Black] (because I just got a pixie cut in RL)
Glasses: .{PSYCHO:Byts}. Glasses Freak
Piercings: A Netherworld - Simple Nose Piercing and ~S.N.G~ Triple dimpled piercings.. Grey
Alchemy - Abominable Snow Baby - Hold - White
Eyes: Mayfly - Luminous - Mesh Eye (Soft Majorelle) (Group Gift)
Necklace: PRIMALOT 'Caged Heart 2.0'
House in background is Trompe Loeil - Willoughby Lakehouse from Collabor88

Lansing Memories

New Lansing looks colder than in my memories.

Lansing City

Hair: Clawtooth: Cozy cutie - Black beauty (at Collabor88)
Skin: -Glam Affair - Mokatana skin - America 06 H (at Collabor88)
Top: .: Somnia :. Pussy Jumper {Lavender} (Group Gift)
Skirt: .: Somnia :. Tight Squeeze {Olive} (Group Gift)
Socks: [ROCKBERRY] Knit Socks Brown
Boots: Fashionably Dead - (fd) Baggy Boots - Black (at Collabor88)
Location: Lansing City


Everyone is talking about the upcoming winter storm. It's already cold. I wouldn't recommend going out in a short skirt and with no coat. It's a good thing avatars can't feel the cold...or can they?



Dress & Hair: Exile - First Snow (The Arcade)
Skin: Adore & Abhore: white queen Heather eyebrows (New & Free)
Eyes:  IKON Ardent Eyes - Black (M)
Boots: lassitude & ennui Jolenta - silver_black
Poses: Ilaya
Location:  Winter Ice Rock Festival 2013

Somnia and the Arcade

I've been away from SL for awhile busy with RL, but I miss it so much.  I hope that things at work have settled down a bit and I will have time to return to my favorite hobby.

...and I love winter, and snow, and penguins, and the wonderful creations of my favorite designers.  Thank you Sanura, by the way, for all the wonderful group gifts recently. You really are the best!

Somnia & The Arcade 
Somnia & The Arcade 

Top:  .: Somnia :. Jailbird {Lavender/Black} {M}
Jeans:  .: Somnia :. Doohios {Gray} {M}
Skates: The Secret Store - Ice Skates - Candy Polka/Pompons (The Arcade)
Skin: -Glam Affair - Elvi - America - 10 H (Collabor88)
Freckles: Izzie's - Delusional Freckles pale (body + face)
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR Fernanda (Group Gift)
Lashes:  Glow Studio - Innocent. eyelashes - soft
Eyes:  IKON Ardent Eyes - Black (M)
Igloo: {what next}Artic Igloo (The Arcade)
Mug: {what next} Hot Chocolate Mug 2 (comes with the Igloo from The Arcade)
Penguins: *MishMash* - Penguin Gacha - Mom and Son (The Arcade)

Adore the Noir

This might be my last blog post for awhile.  I will be far too busy shopping.  With all the events going on, there isn't much time to both shop and blog.  Isn't this little heart purse cute?  It's a new release from Adore & Abhor.  Airedine is, coincidentally, celebrating her shop's 5 year anniversary, and a number of your favorite SL designers are celebrating along with her.  This corset, for example, is by lassitude and ennui, but you can only get it at Adore & Abhor.  There is a lot of cute stuff, most if it is much more colorful than my noir look today, but I'm a bit obsessed.

Congratulations Adore & Abhor

Congratulations Adore & Abhor

Congratulations Adore & Abhor
Skin: Ugly Duck - Nana I (Brown) (at Skin Fair)
Lipstick: Adore & Abhor - 13 Lips Berry
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eyes (Light Grey)
Lashes: Glow Studio - Innocent. eyelashes - soft
Necklace: lassitude & ennui Stacked pearls necklace dark (at the Free*Style Shop)
Top: - Glam Affair - Tessa
Corset: lassitude & ennui Elena corset - black / silver (at Adore & Abhor for their 5 year anniversary)
Skirt: :::Sn@tch Cara Leather Skirt (Black):::
Stockings: [UMEBOSHI] Sheer stockings -Bird- (Group Gift)
Purse: Adore & Abhor - Heart Purse - Black Red
Boots: lassitude & ennui - Selene mesh boots black

7 Things Meme

For the 7 Things Meme

I haven't been motivated to really write on this blog for awhile.  Lately, it's just been a picture or two.  It's not that I don't have things to say, it's just that I don't really get time for SL except at night, and by that time, I'm pretty much brain dead.

I'm on Spring Break right now, so I have a little free time on my hands.  I didn't get to have a real vacation this year - it's a "staycation" instead.

So, here I am with my 7 things about me, because, you know, it is all about me.

1.  I originally joined SL back in 2009 because it was all the buzz in education.   Everyone was talking about how SL was going to revolutionize distance learning.  I was in all the SL sessions at the ed conferences and was so excited at the time, but the education side seems to have kind of died.  My college is sitting on a sim that gets almost no use at all.  The education side hasn't completely died off,  but it didn't seem to live up to the hype (although I was at a conference yesterday and one of the presenters was extolling it's virtues).  I just wish SL would have embraced the education community more (instead of dissing it by doing things like ending the education discount on land).

2.   Back in my noob days, The Mermaid Diaries blog saved me!  I really appreciated the work that Natalia Zelmanov did creating very basic tutorials and chronicling her SL journey.  From there, I learned that some SL people blog their way through the virtual landscape, and that's when I created this blog.  Natalia hasn't been active in SL in some years.  Maybe she'll come back.

3.  I used to love hunting in SL.  The Twisted Hunt in Spring 2009 was my first hunt.  I had just been in SL for about a month, and it allowed me to explore in a way that I couldn't have done on my own.  I found some of my still favorite shops back then, like Sn@tch.  Ah...I remember it was just a tiny shop connected to Retox, and I thought, OMG!  Here's someone in SL who has the same style as I do!  I was in love.  And I'll never forget the DAYS I spent at Tyranny Designs trying to find the damn little rotating box (it was hidden in a bunny butt).  I'll never forgive Tyr for that.

4.  I am probably the biggest loner there is in SL.  I tinker and I shop, then I retreat back to my skybox.  Sometimes, if someone talks to me, I run or teleport away.  I'm as shy in SL as I am in RL, although I can't transport in RL.  Sometimes, I do this:

That doesn't mean that I don't wish I had friends.  I really do.  I would love to have someone say, "Hey!  Let's go shopping/exploring/scare people with our strangeness," but I understand that my shyness is a huge hurdle for other people to overcome, and at first, that person will probably have to make an effort to hunt me down and force me out of my cocoon.

5.  I can never decide what I want to do with my slife.  Sometimes, I like to make things, sometimes I like to blog things.  Both are very time consuming activities.  I really can't (and shouldn't) do both because I really don't have the time to do both.  It kind of ends up being a half-assed effort no matter what I'm doing, and it's driven by my own indecision.

6.  When I do blog, I really try to show my appreciation for some of the lesser known creators.  For awhile, I was a member of a few blogger groups, I received review copies of things, and while I appreciated it very much, it was hard to blog something that 100 other people had already blogged. I would often sift through to find the things that had not been blogged or had been overlooked by the other bloggers or that I could put a unique spin on. When I had to take a break from SL last year, and I left all the blogger groups and asked to be taken off all blogger lists.  I didn't want to be receiving review copies that I knew I wouldn't have time to blog.  Now that I am back, I feel like a burden has been lifted and I'm free to explore.  I don't have 50 new things in my inventory to review each week, and it's kind of nice.  Blogging can get like a job with obligations and expectations, and to me, that takes the fun out of it.  There are a small handful of shops and designers that I am truly enamored with, that I love everything they make (and they know who they are because I stalk them), and that blogging their things is amazingly awesome.  But, for the most part, I prefer to buy what I blog, mostly because I think designers should get paid for their hard work.

7.  I have never dated anyone in SL, I have never been partnered with anyone, and I wouldn't even know where/how to go about meeting someone in SL for dating.  It seems I suffer from the same problems in SL as in RL because in RL, I'm forever alone, and I'm OK with that.  How, pray tell, is a shy girl supposed to get up the nerve to meet strangers?  It doesn't matter, though, because between blogging, and tinkering, and RL work, when would I have the time?

For the 7 Things Meme


Skin: Ugly Duck - Nana I - (at Skin Fair!) (I figured out what it is about this skin that I like so much - it has kind eyes, a look of thoughtfulness or substance.  I'm in love with it.)
Hair: Fashionably Dead - (fd) New Romance Straight Bangs - Black (at Collabor88)
Eyes: Pulse - Le Mystere Eyes-Emerald
Lashes: Glow Studio - Innocent. eyelashes - soft
Necklace: ::Sweet Leonard:: Rockabilly Birds Necklace -silver- (New release)
Blazer - (Elate!) Piper Blazer Onyx (at Collabor88)

That Cute Little Goth Girl

The Cute Little Goth Girl

Skin: [IREN]-Molly-fair
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair - Black 1 (at Collabor88)
Eyes: [UMEBOSHI] Ren eyes -Droplet-
Necklaces:  Maxi Gossamer - - Heart & Skull - Jewelled - Long - SILVER + BLACK DIAMONDS
Top:  Fashionably Dead - (fd) Tucked In T - Black (at Collabor88)
Shorts:  Fashionably Dead - (fd) Scallop Shorts - Blue (at Collabor88)
Stockings:  \\Le' Boom// Lace Leggings
Boots:  :::Sn@tch Mosh Pit Combat Boot (Black):::
Poses by Everglow


Deer Marilyn


Skin: Pink Fuel - [PF] - Gacha - 02 - Cyber Grey (The Arcade)
Hair: *Alice Project* Ruby w/ Straight Bang
Makeup: PIDIDDLE - LipColor - Glossy I have a Secret/ Teeth
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard - .ID. Light Sensitive - Ice RIGHT/ Slate LEFT
Antlers: +Half-Deer+ Eternum Antlers (Black Silver Studded) (The Arcade)
Top: [SasyR] M size HalterTop (Group Gift)
Skirt: [SasyR] M size Koa Mini Skirt V1 (Group Gift)
Shoes: Dilly Dolls - *DD* Stella Dollies II Dark
Piercing: [ni.Ju] Chain Chomp Piercing
Stockings: Gawk! Black Polka Dotted Nylon Tights with Seam A

Lost Hope

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were the only remaining survivor?

Lost Hope

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Bella/Oynx
Skin: Glam Affair - Luria skin - 04 (The Arcade)
Pants: Apple May Designs - Female Camo Cargo Capri's *M* - Dolphin (Depraved Nation Gacha Event)
Boots: Death Row Designs - DRDchainboot dirtyblue
Pose: Ilaya - Emo Poses
Location: Tableau Vivant 

The Solo

The Solo

I had fun playing at The Arcade today.  The Sousaphone brought back memories of high school and the dreaded solo.  Of course, the Sousaphone solo isn't dreaded at my alma mater, OSU, where band members dream of someday dotting the i in Ohio.  It's just one of those things.

Skin: Glam Affair - Luria skin - 04 (The Arcade)
Hair: Eaters Coma - GIFT 03 (S) / Dark Noir (Group Gift)
Lashes: Adore and Abhor: Floofy Lashes
Skirt: The Sea Hole - Lorette Skirt - Chibi Bunny (The Arcade)
Stockings: *blowpop* Seamed Fishnet Tights
Shoes: Alice Project *AP* Faelin Pumps
BALACLAVA!! Marchin' On - Sousaphone (The Arcade)
Stage by Pilot from Global Domination

Dreaming I Can Touch the Whole of the Moon

I pictured a rainbow
you held it in your hands
I had flashes
but you saw then plan


I wandered out in the world for years
while you just stayed in your room
I saw the crescent


you saw the whole of the moon!
The whole of the moon!


Hair: *Alice Project* Victoria [M] - Infinity (Global Domination End Prize)
Skin: Gala Pheonix -  :GP: Moonbeam Frex [Dark] Party Girl-Bubbly 1
Eyes: Mayfly - Liquid Light Mesh Eye (Deep Sea)
Makeup: Launa Fauna - L.Fauna Starlet Makeup [Graphite]
Dress: lassitude & ennui Naiad sundress - grey
Boots: lassitude & ennui Phoebe lace-up boots  grey / dark wood
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer -  MG - Necklace - Jewelled Hand Of Fatima - Long & Short (Global Domination End Prize)
Poses:  Adorkable Poses - Noh Mai (Global Domination End Prize)
Location:  Bay of Balfalas

Vintage Girl

Vintage Isabeal
Skin: Gala Pheonix - :GP: Moonbeam Frex [Dark] Party Girl-Bubbly 1
Makeup: [ATOMIC] 2.0 Victim Makeup - Telephone
Hair: [LeLutka]-JOSEPHINE Hair - Pitch
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Deep Emerald) (Group Gift)
Dress: Dead Dollz - .::DD::. SC - M

I used Photoscape to edit this photo.  It's one of my favorite tools, and it's free!

Just out for a walk

Little Jillian Jillybean and I went out for a stroll.

Mommy and Me

She found a sale at Vicarious Vitae where everything is marked down to 10L. She got this cute little mesh outfit in it's entirety for only 10L.  I think she looks so cute!

I went shopping for my passport for the Global Domination Quest at Cracked Mirror.  I'm ready to travel the world and solve puzzles.  It sounds so fun!


On Isabeal
Hair: [LeLutka]-JOSEPHINE Hair - Pitch
Skin: Gala Pheonix - :GP: Moonbeam Frex [Dark] Party Girl-Bubbly 1
Top: Cracked Mirror - (CM) Woolsworth Dress MESH (blue/black) (Passport gift for World Domination - free with purchase of 300L passport)
Leggings: Garage *Cotton Leggings*
Shoes: G Field - *GF* Flat Shoes "Little Diva
Necklaces: Maxi Gossamer Skull &  Heart - Jewelled - Short - SILVER + BLACK DIAMONDS

On Jillian Jillybean
Hair: !lamb. Bang Bang Bob - Butterfinger
Skin: :GP: Opaline-Pure
Outfit: Vicarious Vitae - Emmie (Closing sale 10L)

Pose by Adorkable Poses: Mommy Walk With Me

The Alien Invasion Has Begun

I've been feeling a little bit spacey lately, and I thought maybe shooting things would provide a cure:

Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion


Hair: A&Y Aeon hair 1 - Black (thanks Kitty!)
Skin: .{Rue}. Skin'd/Anima Isabeal: Bare
Eyes: .{Rue}. Eyes/Grimalkin: Thrall
Eye Shadow: Beautiful Freak - BF Die in Winter Eyeshadow - blood (New Release Free Demo)
Lipstick/Teeth: PIDIDDLE - LipColor - Matte I have a Secret/ Teeth
Outfit: GALLACTIC . Split Circuit . Red (New Release)
Boots:  F_Boots//Stompers [Black]
Antenna: A Netherworld - Alien Antenna (I just made it to go with the outfit - hehe)
Ray Gun & Poses: Conspiracy Theory: [CT] Ronald Ray Gun
Location: Pteron

Late or Never

I think I love everything that Lokii Violet of :{MV}: makes.   It's pure gothy goodness.


Skin: Rotten Toe - Marina.Pale:.:Red Lipstick
Hair: *Alice Project* Lynn - Infinity
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Light Grey, w2)
Makeup: -Belleza- Eyeliner 1 and [mock]Dim Grey Indifference [Rouge Special lip]
Piercing: ~S.N.G~ (now Zombie Suicide) Triple Dimples
Dress: :{MV}: Creature Feature
Necklace: ::Violet Voltaire::  Glitterati Necklace - Black
Boots:  Schadenfreude - Leith Boots
Poses by Ilaya and Everglow

Horror Haute is Hot

So many wonderful things are out this month for Horror Haute!

Horror Haute - January 2013
The dress is by Death Rocker Betty Crocker (DRBC) and the skin from FK! Designs for Horror Haute.
(Hair by Kin, Horns by Rue, Shoes by Schadenfreude, Skybox by Garden of Dreams).

Horror Haute

Zombie Hands Lingerie by Distorted Dreams,  Amaranthine Tattoo by CoLLisions, and Doll Vanity by Del's Odd Shop for Horror Haute. (Hair by Alice Project, skin by Gala Pheonix).

Horror Haute

Bath Salts Minidress by Corvus for Horror Haute.  (Vicious Hair by Alice Project - new/free from Sinister Goth Hunt bangs are from Lillian Hair by Alice Project, The Dark Half Eye Makeup by Kosh ).

All poses are by Ilaya.

Dancing by myself

I was in the mood to dance, but I danced alone.



Hair: [LeLutka]-EFFECT hair - UltraViolet
Skin: Gale Pheonix/Curio - :GP: Petal [Light] Party Girl-Rave 2
Eyes: ~SongBird~ Big Bang : Black (New Release)
Lashes: Glow Studio - Innocent. eyelashes - soft
Top: Nightshade - -Dark Star-Deadly Nightshade
Skirt: ~SongBird~ Wild Skirt : Black and Pink
Belt: ...:::Scrub:::... Rosary Belt
Armsocks: ~SongBird~ Striped Mesh Arm Socks : Bubble Gum
Tights: ~SongBird~ Ombre Tights - Pink Yellow (sheer) (New Release)
Necklace: ~SongBird~ Cheap Plastic Coffin Necklace - Purple
Necklace: * RezIpsa Loc * ~ Skelleton Cameo, Light (Black)
Piercing: ~S.N.G~ (now Zombie Suicide) - Triple Dimples
Nails: ...::Scrub:::.. Supreme
Boots: lassitude & ennui Suede boots F / M / black

It's Been Awhille

It's been 2 months since I've been able to blog, and I've missed it so much!  As soon as I could get back in SL, I made a beeline to some of my favorite places.  Of course, first on my list was Sn@tch.

It's Been Awhile

I want to marry that store.  Seriously.  I love everything Ivey makes.

When I heard that Curio was back, of course I rushed over.  Curio skins just fit my av's personality better than any other, I think.

It's Been Awhile

So, my brief return to the grid was a happy one.  I hope I can stay.

Skin: Gala Pheonix/Curio:  :GP: Moonbeam Frex [Dark] Party Girl-Potion 2
Hair: [LeLutka]-EFFECT hair - Purpura (Mesh)
Eyes: Mayfly - Liquid Light Eyes (London Fog, w2)
Dress: :::Sn@tch Monica Mesh Dress (Purple-Med)::: (Mesh)
Boots: :::Sn@tch Equinox Leather Boots (Mesh)
Bag: :::Sn@tch Smuggler Bag (Batty)::: (Mesh)
Poses by Lolapop/Lasaki