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I entered another competition on Saturday, this time for the Blacklace Model competition! I had major issues leading up to the cutoff date for submissions (18th June) as I had dramas with Viewer 2 (and Firestorm) crashing on me every time I tried taking photos with Shadows rendered. If you’re on my friends list you would have seen me bouncing in and out of SL easily 20 times or more. It got to the stage I was so disheartened that I thought I wasn’t going to be able to enter, even though I really really wanted to! 😦
I can’t begin to tell you the emotions rushing through me at the moment as I watch images on television of what is going on around me. And in the last couple of days this has become very literal and very real. I continue to watch the stories in shock of what has happened to towns and most especially the people as my part of the world goes under in brown murky muddy swelling torrents of water washing away everything in its part without mercy.
Right now its relentless.
The last news update states that Nine people have tragically lost their lives, another 15 are gravely feared for in addition to another 66 that are currently unaccounted for. Some of our Family live Far North and also west of us and only today I heard that my Father in Law & his Wife were in Toowoomba an hour before a flash flood ripped through the town without warning and changed the lives of so many for ever more. I gasped and couldn’t believe just how fortunate we have been to still have these people in our lives and I strongly believe that of all the tragedy and chaos that is currently going on what each and every Queenslander who can walk away from is the strength and unity and the value of the people who mean something to our lives.
To date we have been pretty fortunate but our luck is just about to run out. The house that we used to live in on the other side of town, which we currently rent out is about to flood. My husband works over that way and would have stayed to help the Tenant out except for the fact that if he had of, he would not be with me right now.
And for both of us during this time, there is no place we would rather be then together giving each other the strength and courage and support to face what may be ahead of us tomorrow. The last time that house flooded was over 35 years ago and since that time we have always been told that 74 was a one in 100 year occurence and would never happen again in my lifetime.
Truly, honestly, I’m dumbfounded by whats going on.
We are currently ‘relatively’ safe where we now live, however it is across from a park with a creek flowing through it that I have seen elevated considerably only a couple of months ago, our current house is built up quite a bit so if the floodwaters rise the worst that could probably happen to us is the roads will flood and block us in for a day or so. Its currently 10.30pm and for now I am lucky enough to say that I should be able to go to work tomorrow and life should continue on fairly normally for me.
But this is not the case for so many of my fellow Queenslanders & they need your help.
Kat Johnston, who is also known as Sanu Sakai in Second Life has so generously devoted her time to bring together many wonderful designers who have graciously offered to donate some or all of the proceeds of the sale of some of their goods to help raise funds for those who are not as fortunate as myself.
The Extend a Helping Hand Market & Fundraiser Event will be operating from now until the 31st of January and the money you contribute towards it will make a real difference to the many people so tragically affected by this.
I’m wearing a couple of Items that I picked up today from the Extend a Helping Hand Market (EaHH Market) which has vendor boards set up for you to purchase goods or simply just to donate what you can.
GLASSES: Berries Inc silly goggles – Free! ❤
PIERCING: Jetdoll Septum/Labret/Monroe on mouth
JACKET: The Secret Store – Bow-Lero – Jacket
SHOES: [DOCS-V2] 8 HOLE – F – Black [Left] – meadow
NEWSPAPER: -RC- RC Cluster Newspaper Umbrella – available on the Marketplace
TAKEN USING: VR Foundry Studio
Everyone can make a difference.
First and foremost, thanks has to go to Bunny for allowing me to be a Post 6 Grrrl, ❤ you Bun Bun, no matter what your profile says *wink*. You know I’m still dying to be in your Graphic novel & I’m looking forward to working with you again soon!
Now story time.
Way back when I was a little noob still finding my way around our big wide Second world, a very patient woman helped me out, taught me how to ’emote’ and put more feeling into what I was chatting, gave suggestions on how to engage people and ‘build a picture’ with my words. She really took the time to Role play with me and set me to thinking how to more actively engage in RP and helped me to see the benefits that could be gained out of it . (You see, for me, Second life is the first virtual environment where I’ve ever interacted virtually with other people).
That was Silk Fussbudget.
Silk also hinted that I should give serious thought to my appearance, gave me suggestions on places that I should shop, helped me think about creating ‘images’ to achieve a look. Every time I saw Silk she looked completely different. From a dazzling beautiful fairy, to a bald headed tattooed Lesbian, Silk always wowed me with her looks. I was very much in awe of the ease of how she was able to create these persona’s. I have to thank Silk for telling me about Szentasha & the thigh high latex boots that I still slip on occasionally when I’m putting together one of my fantasy outfits.
Oh & I have to give complete credit to her for telling me Goldie Locks Hair. I had Hairgasms the day I stepped into that store. Now that I think about it, that was the first time I threw caution to the wind and ended up buying 5-6 different styles in the one shop at the same time. (I used to agonise over hairstyles & whether they would suit me or not). Now I know even the most die hard of you will be saying ‘thats nothing’ but to a noob only being in world for a couple of months it was a revelation to find a place that had so many styles, that were so reasonably priced with great colour pack variations. And yes, again, every once in a while, I’ll put one of their styles or another on to see how it looks.
Sienna was my signature hair. Every time I put it on when I was a dancer, people would sit there mesmerized as I would wrap them up in it like a blanket, play hidey in there, do all sorts of naughteh things while other people couldn’t see through my long full lustrous locks. I became well known for my “hair jobs”.
The point to my story about Silk is that not long after I met her, Silk became a Post 6 Grrrl. I was so in awe of knowing this lovely person that the whole of SL knew as well. So, in light of my recent honour, I dedicate my Post 6 Grrrl status for the week to Silk & all those other unsung heroes that spend their patient time holding Noobies hands as they take their toddler steps through Second life.
(If you were wondering about my different looks, here are the details:)
Skin: PXL, Linda “Tan” Cat Eyes, Dark Lips (Hart pleeeeeeeease get your skins back out!!!)
Tattooes: Garden of Ku, Night in Kandahar
Hair: Philotic Energy, Zoey in “Charcoal”
Jewellery: Swallowtail Designs, Naturalist Necklace, Hair clips and bracelet (not shown)
Shirt: Zaara ZC Tie n Dye, “Turquoise”
Pants: CE Cubic Effect, Flare Trousers “Blue” (not shown)
Skin: Geisha “Lacquer” by Iris Ophelia (for Another Fundraiser)
Hair, Jewellery & Clothing: B@re Rose Tokyo, Nocturne #3
Skin: PXL, Crys Deep Eyes Blood Lips
Tattoo: Designs of Darkness, Poppies (Vibrant)
Hair: Ingenue, Boogie Woogie “Blue Black”
Gloves: Draconic Kiss, Skull n Ribbons
Shoes: Unique Needs, Death Dolly Goth Mary Jane All Colours (not shown)
I really don’t know where to begin with this blog. Needless to say, this dress is one of the most exciting purchases I’ve made recently, its one of those incredibly versatile items that you’ll have forever and a day and it will never go out of style.
So frantic in my efforts to get a notice out there (encouraged by the irrepressible Whims – thank you hunni) I really didn’t get a chance to show you some options I’d consider with this dress;
Throw a pair of jeans on underneath and some flat ballet shoes
Swathe yourself in pearls and your treat yourself to your Stiletto Moody’s (for me its the D’Orsays but if you have them, slide into the Pinups – I hate you – kidding)
You could even throw on a jacket over the top for those cooler evenings (who am I kidding – I’m in Australia, it NEVER gets cool here ;p)
Or, take off the skirt and wear the bodice with your favourite long Tulle Skirt (mine is an Autumn Tulle Skirt from Digit Darkes)
I could go on and on an on but instead I’ll give you a big shove to Truth, go – now – buy!