..is something rather different for me but somewhat glorious! I’ve treated myself to the exceptionally reasonable ‘Naturals’ pack. I *swear* when I put on the blonde colour I look like Caprica 6 from BSG! Anyway, enough of the fantasy..this is really rather lovely hair, and I think it rocks as an alternative to my usual bobbed style..This whole look is really rather different for me..a tad sleazy but I really dig it. The dress and pearls were from yesterday’s freebie fashcon extravaganza. If you’re in the Fashcon group but missed out check the notices! It’s perfect for clubbing…or standing on street corners, ahem!
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Yes, he does look impressed doesn’t he? ( It’s cos he wants to be in WoW twatting goblins..) But seriously, I don’t get to be in SL with him much so when I do I like to make the most of it! I hope he’ll take this thinly veiled HINT and come in world a tad more often, as it would be nice to share more of my adventures with my beloved. Failing that, I can just look up from my laptop keyboard and seeing as he’s sat opposite me just hurl abuse at him in the normal way. Happy Rezzday Petal! (No not tonight love, I’m anticipating a headache)
I’m launching a competition and would love you to enter! The prize? L$750 is up for grabs by the author of the wittiest/funniest slogan for this picture:) I get to choose the winner obviously but we all get to see the entries….yay!
( I’ve thought of a few ideas but I can’t very well enter myself can I?)
There’s a lovely freebie gown to be had from the ‘Tea Monster’ shop, in Teal- an utterly adorable colour. I’ve never been here before, and if you have well doesn’t this place rock? I’m loving finding all these new shops and locations this week, it’s great fun. Here I am posing on a teapot. it’s kinda fitting seeing as I live on PG Tips most of the time! Incidentally, isn’t this bag bloody lush!!!
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Guys, come on- just because something is free doesn’t mean you have to leave your manners at the door. I’ve just been in two stores as a result of the Fashcon First Birthday freebie deluge and on both times encountered people who should be ashamed. I had to bite my tongue and leave one store before I twatted someone..seriously! I won’t sully the pages of my blog with what was said..it’s just a pity my wondrous Starley handbag doesn’t come with a ‘swing at rude persons head’ animation.
Freebies take time, effort and dedication to produce. The very least you can do is add the designers store to your LM’s. Even better -thank the designer! Cherlindrea posted a great Freebie Etiquette guide on ‘Fabfree’. I think she’s spot on and I hope I follow it and show my gratitude accordingly….Lecture over.
OMG..I have never been here before but I am soo coming back. If it weren’t for it being Fashcon’s birthday though I doubt I would have known they existed as my brain is deluged with stores at the moment and I’m struggling to remember anything. I haven’t even de-christmassed my island yet! ANYWAY enough waffle, this outfit is outstanding, and I so wish had this in RL! Luck Kitty..go get yours NOW, it’s freee! WEEE!
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..ha ha, story of my life! No, seriously I’ve never been here before, BUT I have just seen some of the most delicious shapes and skins and yummy male bods that I have ever had the opportunity to witness in SL. I’m especially enamoured with these freebie eyes in ‘Light Blue’, and the free ‘Hand on hip’ pose that you can get until midnight SLT. Incidentally I’m modelling the thinking pose that I have just completely fallen in love with, and for just L$50 I think it’s perfection! SO come and get your freebies, and explore this store. It’s *fabbo*
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Have just sat down at my keyboard after watching the documentary. The first thing I have to say is well done to Rivers Run Red, they made our metaverse look fantastic. In fact, I’d be really interested to know if there is a spike of interest and join-ups following tonight’s broadcast. I think there will be…
I know of many couples who have gotten together in RL via SL and have successfully managed to make it work, so I was really happy for the second couple featured in the programme. It was so lovely to see their wedding, and nice to meet the mother of the bride and best man:) That was a great twist, and it was sweet when her mum said that she’d felt genuine emotions.
But it was Carolyn’s story that was saddest to watch. I have no doubt that raising kids is a hard thing to do, and I’m sure SL was the perfect escape from reality that she needed. Isn’t that why we all participate in world after all? But for her husband it was clearly torturous. It would appear that he adored her but it obviously didn’t fulfill Carolyn in the way that she needed. Elliot did in SL, BUT but from the instant they met in RL you could see their was no body language between them and he obviously had no feelings for her at all. I felt really awful watching that bit..she must have been utterly devastated. He certainly looked uncomfortable, and I don’t think he managed to make eye contact with her once.(Although of course we don’t know the full story, I wonder how much ended up on the cutting room floor?)
There are issues to be explored here. Was it proper that Elliott initially built up a relationship with a RL married woman with four children? It was shown that he was aware of her RL situation, so wouldn’t it have been chivalrous for him to back off? What about Carolyn’s husband;why didn’t he become harder and present his wife with an ultimatum because it was obvious that it was causing such great pain to their children? It did cross my mind at one point that perhaps Carolyn’s husband should’ve just gone in world and twatted Elliott with a big stick, but perhaps that’s just being a tad base. (Jez put it very eloquently- ’Cut the f *****g plug off the computer’)
I really hope that they manage to work things out, as they both seemed lovely people, but my gut tells me that it won’t be easy for them. Carolyn has needs that are clearly not being met and if they can be met in SL then she will go down that route again and again. SL is like that, it gets under your skin and it becomes your world,and yes I do speak from experience here!
The programme proved a very valid point -we all need to take a reality check from SL every so often.
Yes, this wonderful virtual world of ours is to be enjoyed and exploited, but not at the the expense of our real lives. If used properly, it can be a wonderful way of creating opportunities and realising ambitions in the real world, but it is a means to an end, and not the sum of all parts. Out of all the parallels that it shares with real life, it’s unfortunate that heartbreak has to be one of them.
Taken from the Beeb’s website..CHECK OUT MY VODPOD FOR A SNEAKY PEEK! (If the link is faulty you’ll find it here)
Wonderland: Virtual Adultery and…
Wed 30 Jan, 9:50 pm - 10:30 pm 40mins
Carolyn is a 37 year-old mother of four in the midst of a passionate affair that is tearing her family apart. She’s spending up to 18 hours a day with her lover, and her husband is in despair. But the extraordinary thing about this affair is that Carolyn’s lover is man she has never met. Because he’s not a human being. He’s an avatar (or computer generated figure), who exists only in the virtual world of Second Life. And their relationship exists only in cyberspace.
The population of the virtual world Second Life has grown to over three million in the three years since it was created. It’s a world in which you can buy the things you could never afford in real life, and have the body and looks of a movie star for just a few dollars. But as relationships develop in this strange animated world, the risk is that they start to become more real than those in your first life.
In the teeth of fierce opposition from her husband of nine years, Carolyn flies 5000 miles to London to meet Elliot, the creator of the avatar with whom she has fallen in love, in order to see if a relationship formed in cyberspace can work in the real world. And she leaves behind her a family left rubbing their eyes in bewilderment and anguish.
This is a film about those who’ve become so disillusioned with their real life that they’ve sidelined it in favour of a virtual life. It’s about people who’ve cheated on their life partners and risked losing everything, for the promise of a life that’s so far only been experienced in the pixels of a computer screen and the dream world of their own fantasies. [S]