daffodil

if you’ve followed this blog for a little while, you may remember that april as a whole is a.. hard time of the year, for me. and as march edges close to the end (and can we just talk about how *fast* march has gone by? my god!), i’m feeling.. emotional? i suppose. not anxious or even apprehensive, but just very attuned to my emotions. granted, they’re not the most fantastical emotions, but i’m very much feeling them and i’m letting myself feel them.

so i took a pic. because that’s what i do. i’m not the most talented content creator out there && i’m *absolutely* not an artist in any sense of the word, but what i feel i can let the creative juices flow all over is takin’ snapshots inworld. so i took one, full of symbols and meaning and yadda yadda. i don’t think anyone else will understand the symbolism the way i do and i’m okay with that (but if you’re really curious, you’re welcome to ask ♥). it just felt good to put these feelings into something i can say i’m proud of. having an outlet like that.. even if it’s as simple as putting something together that has no meaning for anyone else other than me… is a good way to deal with it all, i think.

daffodil

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

~William Wordsworth

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rezday

for the first time, like, ever… i actually remembered my rezday this year!

i’m this many! ..that’d be six, btw.

and i have some amusing info && pictures to share…

long post ahead, fair warning! and get ready to cringe~

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little bit of cosplay

i know i’m not the only one, but i am *definitely* not immune to gacha insanity. i love them just as much as the next sl resident.. and it doesn’t matter which event it is, i will most likely find something in a gacha machine to go crazy for.

so when bff vivi && i saw some sailor scout inspired lingerie sets from tsg at an event called omgacha, we knew we had to collect them *all*. no ifs ands or buts about it — we had to have every. single. set.

we are both HUGE fans of sailor moon.. it reminds us so much of our childhood. the english, dubbed version of sailor moon came on every day on cartoon network after school and i rarely missed an airing. i was always fondest of sailor mercury && sailor jupiter, but there’s a sort of *nostalgic love* for all the inner and outer senshi. i’ve seen just about every episode, the movies, have read some of the manga — i think *obsessed* is even putting it lightly. so seeing these sets, with their butt bows and adorable sailor collars.. i think i went completely out of my mind with wanting all of them.

so, naturally, vivienne and i plugged our lindens into the machine until we did, in fact, get every last pair.. and that inspired a cosplay photoshoot that is just too awesome not to share!

moooooooon priiismmmmmmmm POWEEEEEEERR~!!!

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girl’s night

i realize that this is supposed to be mostly a second life blog… hell, i even *made* it that way. but sometimes i like to talk about my rl every once in a while && today is just one of those days!

girl's night

by now, if you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you should know that my two best friends — both in world and in “real life” — are vivienne && pumms. i’ve known them for years and years and yeeeeeeeeeears, they’ve been my very close friends for basically as long as i can remember. i adore them completely, they are more like family to me than anything else. and i *love* spending time with them.

however, in the last few years, the time i get to spend with them is mostly digital. between family obligations, work schedules, responsibilities && general busy-ness, we don’t get together irl as much as we used to. i text them, email them, talk on skype or on the phone with them, hang out in world, play games with them… but it’s just not the same as being able to see them smile in person, you know?

but! we make exceptions in our busy lives for special occasions… and tonight, we’re celebrating our own christmas together. i could not be more excited!! we’re baking holiday cookies, having dinner && drinks, exchanging gifts and just hanging out.. and it’s going to be the highlight of my week. i cannot wait!

if you thought the ridiculousness we get up to in-world was bad, you haven’t *seen* us when we’re together irl. but i’ll save you the silly details on all that. 😉

new beginnings

sometimes, the end of one thing… and the beginning of something new… is bittersweet.

new beginnings

i mean, it’s probably silly to feel nostalgic or even sad over voluntarily leaving behind something that’s been your home in a virtual world for almost a year… but i can’t deny that i’m feeling a little blue over giving up this pretty beach.

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day 18: SL10B

happy birthday, second life! \o/

the sl10b sims are open && i spent a good chunk of time exploring them last night along with my bestie vivi.. but we barely even made a dent! there are *so* many things to see across all twenty two sims that we seriously only scratched the surface..

SL10B

but what i did see was pretty awesome~ be prepared for some pic spam of epic proportions!

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day 16: quiet

so. today in america, it’s father’s day..

quiet
and it’s a quiet kind of day for me, in rl as well as in sl. i find that my rl moods, my rl happenings, my rl feelings translate into what i do in sl, too. and if i don’t feel up to much in my real life, then i don’t feel up to much in my second life either. and today is just one of those days.

i’ve mentioned here on my blog already why father’s day is tough for me, so i won’t go into a long post about it again today.. but i will say it’s a rough kind of day for me and i’m a little more sad than i expected to be this year.

it’s still a day to be celebrated though, and despite the fact that mine is gone i still have a father and want to honor him today.. so i’m having his favorite meal for my rl dinner tonight. it’s not much, but it feels like i’m still celebrating with him in my own way, and i suppose that’s enough.

day 9: zebra stripes

just a quickie post today! i sort of ran out of time to do anything blog-worthy, so instead.. i’ll simply show off something i’ve been working on!

zebra stripes

if you haven’t seen the new round of collabor88 stuffs…. what are you waiting for?! seriously! if you lived through the 90’s, then a lot of the things at c88 that will be a total blast from the past. you can see a round-up of goodies here on seraphim, in case you’re curious && haven’t been yet.

but with all the childhood memories flooding in from things like furbies, tamagotchis, pogs and floppy disks… i was reminded of something else i loved as a kid: lisa frank. and the biggest thing with lisa frank was neon-colored animals. kittens, unicorns, puppies, bears, tigers, penguins.. none of them were safe from lisa frank’s neon rainbow paintbrush. i had stickers and notebooks and trapper keepers(!) that were all plastered with lisa frank’s art… so i thought i might pay a li’l homage of my own to my childhood with some neon zebra print manis ‘n’ pedis!

my bestie actually helped me by drawing the zebra stripes out, the same as she did for my mr. panda nail sets, which is really exciting for me because i *love* doing collab things with her.. she’s always full of awesome ideas! like, for instance, i’ve made two different sets of colors — one with dark gray tips that i’m showin’ off here and another with white tips instead, both of which were my bff’s ideas. i knew there was a reason i kept her around. ;p

anyway! i still need to do ads and finish the HUDs and all that fun junk, but they should be out soon! maaybe with some new poses too, we’ll see!

i miss you

i don’t like april. not really. april, for everyone else, is usually a happy sort of month… easter usually falls in april, spring is just beginning, there’s more sunshine and birds twittering and warm breezes blowing through the trees… but april, for me, is a very hard month from start to finish.

and today, especially.. the 22nd of april.. is the hardest day of the month.

i touched on it very very briefly on my old blog, in a post i titled personal, but i didn’t talk about it much there. i don’t think anyone even noticed my small paragraph of some real life stuffs amidst the pictures, anyway. but on april 22, 1997.. i lost my dad to cancer.

i miss you

so today i’m feeling emotional and lonely and raw and like i need to just.. talk about him and about my real life a little bit. i know this blog is mostly sl-related, but.. i wouldn’t mind at all if you had a seat and listened for a while.

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firsts

soooooo, y’know how i said someone should remind me to do berry‘s memes more often? it’s like… she heard me and put another one up for all of us bloggers to partake in.

naturally, i’ve gotta do it! and even though it gets a li’l personal for my tastes, i put on my honesty hat and am ready to divulge some stuffs.

firsts

my second life firsts.. let’s get to it~

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