If I Pretend It’s Not There

1 Lady of the Manor2

I was working on a photo yesterday when Rwah IM’d me. We chatted for a while, with her telling me she was finally getting her sim together, and shared raw shots of photos we were working on back and forth. I was struggling with an angle and set to showcase the dress from Apple May Designs I am wearing, but Rwah just didn’t get it. Honestly, neither did I (it wasn’t this photo, by the way).

She had told me that I should come to see what she had done already, but not to go into the kitchen – it was “a bit of a mess.” Then she told me to get off my platform and use her kitchen to shoot my photo. With trepidation, I TP’d over and into the glorious, gore-fest she had created. The stuff from which nightmares spawn. Telling me to make myself at home, she then proceeded to leave me all alone in this room where horror is the recipe and terror is the final dish. Below is a (pardon the expression), raw shot of her kitchen.

1 Lady of the Manor Kitchen1024

I couldn’t quite bring myself to do it.

Not only am I the kind of person that watches horror movies with squinted eyes between barely-splayed fingers of one hand while gripping the thigh of my companion with claw-like talons of the other, I was suffering from that Second Life phenomenon known as texture refresh. Yes, the textures on the baby, blood and table cloth kept refreshing, making the fabric and skin appear to crawl like thousands of maggots were just beneath the surface, struggling to get out. And come at me.

No. Just NO.

So I plopped myself down in the rather safe confines of the parlour next door and included just a glimpse of the gruesome scene next door. If I pretend it’s not there, it’s not…right?

There ya go, sis. I got off my platform. Ya happy now? 😛

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Dress: Apple May Designs Selena (S) – Blue by Apple May (Available at Tres Chic September 2015)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Asami” (Type B)(Red amber) by Marisa Kira
Skin: -Glam Affair – Amberly II skin – America 13 C by aida Ewing
Body and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Kirin – Sitting Pretty Pose 8 by Carolina Sautereau

Taken in Rwah’s house on her sim (private sim)

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

And In The Sea She Finds Her Solace

1 In The Sea She Sees Herself

Remembering days when a trip to the lake was the highlight of my summer week, I am blessed to now live near the ocean. While I am not a strong swimmer, I love stepping into the water, feeling the warmth of the sun against my skin, the calm sea washing away the stress and tension. Even better is wading into the waves in the moonlight, golden light glistening on the waves like a cascade of jewels down a bare spine.

The waves flow toward me and I welcome them to caress my skin, and in the sea I see myself. In the sea, I find my solace.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Necklace: EarthStones Crystal Cascade Back Necklace by Abraxxa Anatine (available at Black Tie August 20 – Sept 5 2015)
Earrings: EarthStones Crystal Cascade Earrings by Abraxxa Anatine (available at Black Tie August 20 – Sept 5 2015)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Tessa” (Red amber) by Marisa Kira
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: Di’s Opera – Glam Series 4 – 10 by Di Hoorenbeek

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet

Blue

1 At Heaven's Door

Blue is the colour of my world today.

Reaching out for heaven, finding only misty clouds.
Stars that twinkle brightly, then dim as they grow near.
In shadows dwell the answers. I hold them close, yet like raindrops in a river, they blend and wash away.

Blue is the colour of my world today.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: ISON – orchid gown -Maitreya Lara- (blue orchid) by Harry Hyx (available at Collabor88 August 2015)
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kelly” (Red amber) by Marisa Kira
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Tesis – white – Maitreya Mesh Body by Julie Hastings
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Mist: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] 1prim sculpt by aki69 (available at Collabor88 August 2015)
Lights: [ keke ] twinkling lights log – snow wood by Kean Kelly
Beads: {anc} nebra beads [Heavenlyblue] field 3Li by aki69 (available at Collabor88 August 2015)
Backdrop: {anc} PrintRollScreen .whiteout .3Li / B&Smapping by aki69
Flowers: {anc} Hatsuyume / flower branch (stand) white by aki69 (gacha prize)

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

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet