Challenges · Strawberry Singh Blog Memes

#SecondLifeProblems Meme

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I’m running late to do Strawberry Singh’s latest Monday Meme, but I couldn’t pass this one up! I actually snorted reading her blog and seeing other memes on Flickr and Facebook. Something tells me that this isn’t going to just stop at a blog challenge for a lot of people; I can envision tee shirts and decorative items (perhaps even in counted cross-stitch) with these little gems plastered all over them. I have actually spent the last two days during my commute to and from work coming up with quite a lot of different possibilities!

I ended up actually combining two separate #SecondLifeProblems I have personally encountered to include in my entry. You’ve seen part one at the top of my post (true story). But here is the rest of that story…and probably one you have encountered, too.

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Yep, it disappeared 😦 Only in Second Life!

I was rushed to get these photos and post done tonight, but this is a long weekend coming up for me, so I may try to do a few more and post to my Flickr page. I must say that thinking about all of those #SecondLifeProblems made my trips home much more entertaining 🙂

If you want to participate, here are the rules:

Meme Instructions: Create a #SecondLifeProblems meme image. It can be an image of any avatar doing anything in Second Life. Write a Second Life Problem over the image and share your meme on your blog or any social network with the hashtag #SecondLifeProblems. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments (of this post) and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.

If nothing else, go visit the Blog Memes Flickr group. I think I have carpal tunnel syndrome from hitting the Like star so much!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Shirt: StrawberrySingh.com [SS] T-Shirt (female) S – #SecondLifeProblems by Strawberry Singh
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper-Skinny Jeans * S #2 by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: Eudora 3D Pinup Pumps by Eudora3D (available at Kustom9 Jan. 2015)
Hair: *ARGRACE* YUZU – Ginger by rika Oyen
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 07 D by aida Ewing
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers: -Glam Affair– Slink Hand & Feet Skin Appliers AD by aida Ewing
Eyes: [ MUDSKIN ]_Glass Eye_Blue3_w1 by Sopha Portal
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Cushion: [ht:home] floor pillow – red-yellow by Corvus Szpiegel

1st pose: aDORKable Poses: Floored 2 by Adorkable Peapod
2nd pose: aDORKable Poses: Legs 9 by Adorkable Peapod

Challenges

The SL Bare Ass Challenge

I think a lot of people – bloggers and non-bloggers alike – took part in the SL Bare Face Challenge. Well, my sister, Maddison Haven, tagged me on Facebook to join the SL Bare ASS Challenge. Not being one to back down from a challenge, I joined in 😀

The rules are simple: take side-by-side photos of yourself clothed and naked. Shameless ass shots ARE mandatory 😉

There was another rule that said “no airbrushing” but since I noticed that part AFTER I had Photoshopped the hell out of my wonky SL arse, I’m going to just ignore that part.

I tagged Caoimhe Lionheart, Wendz Tempest and Strawberry Singh on my Facebook post, but I’m not limiting the challenge to them. Here is my call out to any blogger or Flickr friend or just anyone who stops by my blog to participate in this challenge.

An ass is a terrible thing to waste.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off (besides my arse):

Top: ISON – bandage back top -S- (gray) by Harry Hyx (available at Collabor88 Nov. 2014)
Pants: ISON – side lace pants -S- (black) by Harry Hyx (available at Collabor88 Nov. 2014)
Shoes: [whatever] Iodine – black – sheer by AnnaGrey
Thong: thong panties -=Kota Kirax=- by Kota Kirax (recoloured)
Hair: [LeLutka]-COLLEEN hair – Rita by Thora Charron
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual (L) & Splayed (R) by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) High by Siddean Munro
Hand & Feet appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand & Feet Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Build: L2 Studio Dove Bay House by Lindini2 Lane

Pose: {.:exposeur:.} Heart Broken 3 by RubyStarlight Writer

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Challenges · Just For Fun

Uneventful: A Blogger Challenge

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Let me start by saying that the reason I haven’t blogged all week is because it has been anything but uneventful. My week started with driving to work in torrential rain and howling wind, nearly being hit by a tree falling across the street, a flat tire, a sinus infection, more than one spreadsheet from hell and simply being exhausted. I was just too tired to do a blog post justice.

I last blogged about Event Overload. Don’t get me wrong; I love sales events in Second Life and do most of my shopping during events. They give shoppers the opportunity to be ensured of new releases and exposure to multiple creators in one handy location and they are often discounted. Even if an event is hosted in the actual stores, it is easy to find what is going on through various groups, Flickr, Plurk and blogs. I do blog for a few events, which I wouldn’t do if I didn’t support the event, the creators and the organisers. All in all, this is my favourite way to shop.

However, there are drawbacks. Many events are difficult to get into, especially during the first few days when they are forefront in our minds. Shopping this way can also limit our exposure to a lot of talented creators, simply because they don’t participate in events, for one reason or another. There is also the letdown when you have dressed up in your latest finery from an event, go to a club or party and discover that one (or more) other person is wearing the same outfit. How embarrassing! How upsetting! How much of letdown to discover that your proud purchase doesn’t set you apart…

And that is what leads me to this challenge. I want you to take a photo of yourself, your home, your garden, your pet…anything that you want to photograph. But you must not have purchased anything you showcase at an event. It sounds easy, but if you’re anything at all like me, it’s not such a simple task!

Rules? Yep, there are a few:

1. You can’t wear or show anything purchased during an event, but you can use an item originally from an event that you later purchased in the creator’s store after the event was over (in world or on Marketplace).
2. You can use sales items, but not if it was part of an organised sales event (think Fifty Linden Friday or The Neighbourhood).
3. You can use review items, but only if they were for a general release and not for an event.
4. Group or store gifts are ok.
5. Hunt gifts are NOT ok (a hunt is an event, remember? 😉 )
6. If you wear something everyday that you purchased from an event, like your skin, a tattoo or your eyes, you can wear that. (I had to throw in that exception because I bought my skin as a Skin Fair exclusive lol).
7. Leave a link to your post in the comments of my blog so I can go perve check out your uneventful life!

I did a little sim-hopping while I was thinking about this challenge. While the masses were fighting the lag at Collabor88, The Black Fashion Fair, la Metallique Fair and countless other events, I was able to browse happily in several of my favourite stores – most of which I have discovered through events. In many of them, I was the only shopper. I didn’t have to wear full alpha, I didn’t have to stand rooted to one spot and cam shop my way around the store, I didn’t even have to wait for hours (or even days!) to access my shopping wonderland. I simply TP’d in, window-shopped to my heart’s content, all dressed up and unmolested.

Uneventful? You bet. And I loved it.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Top: tulip. Halter Tank (Flower) by Minami Susanowa
Shorts: Maitreya * #1 * Cut Off Jeans Shorts by Onyx LeShelle
Shoes: (LaRoo) Ellie Sock Pumps (Pink) by LaRooShoes
Headband: Magika [Headband] Group Gift by Sabina Gully
Necklace: EarthStones Lia Crystal Necklace – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Lia Crystal Earrings – Tourmaline by Abraxxa Anatine
Belly ring: EarthStones Sophia Belly Ring – Mother of Pearl by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* MIZUKI – Auburn by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 (FR) by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand appliers:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink Hand Appliers NAT by Hart Larsson
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: !bang – mini series – overcome 3 by Trieste Minuet

Location: tulip. Mainstore

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet