J Is For Jump

1 J is for Jump D

I wasn’t quite sure what to do for the letter J. I could have gone with a designer, but I wanted to do more of a theme. When “jump” popped into my head, I started looking for poses in my inventory. I found a couple, but they weren’t what I wanted. I was going to give up on the idea and try to come up with something else, then I happened to stumble across this tutorial on pose making by Gogo on JuicyBomb. Since I had an idea of what type of pose I wanted, I decided to give it a go. So, I downloaded DAZ Studio, followed Gogo’s instructions and started playing around.

Yes, that is it in my photo. Not only am I jumping, but I am joyful, jubilant and jolly-well proud of my little creation. Is it perfect? Nah. But I made it! I’m going to call it beginner’s luck, though, because I tried another one and it was a joke!

But there’s no need to be jealous because here is the surprise I mentioned yesterday – I’m giving it away!

All you need to do is visit my marketplace store or stop in my show room in world to pick it up. It is sitting on the shelf just as you walk in, so it’s easy to find.

I only have one request: if you use it in a photo for your blog, please credit it. I think that’s a small price to pay for a Poses by Peep original 😉

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Dress: Maitreya Wrap Dress * Pure by Onyx LeShelle (available at Collabor88 April 2014)
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Vinnitsa Sandal – Blush for Slink High Feet by Eboni Khan (available at Collabor88 April 2014)
Necklace: EarthStones Butterfly Necklace – Whisper by Abraxxa Anatine
Earrings: EarthStones Butterfly Earrings – Whisper by Abraxxa Anatine
Hair: *ARGRACE* Saki – True Red by rika Oyen
Skin: [PXL] Creations [PXL] JADE NAT PetalPink MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual 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

Pose: Poses by Peep – J is for Jump by Peep Sideshow (free on Marketplace)

Location: Glanduin

Photo taken using the LumiPro HUD

A Donkey, Two Asses And An Angel

1 With a donkey on top

Grab a beverage of choice and kick back – I’m about to go on a ramble.

My last few posts have been mainly informational about what I have been wearing. The clothes were the primary focus of my photos, so that is what took centre stage. But this is a photo I took when I went on another excursion to Calas Galadhon Park several days ago. I had mentioned in my post that I would be back, and I kept my word that very afternoon – I just haven’t had a chance to blog about it until now.

On this trip, I wandered around, dropping a few Lindens in the donation kiosks of some of my favourite sims – my way of supporting Ty & Truck in keeping this amazing park together. In fact, I received an IM from Ty thanking me personally not just for my donations, but for my blog post. That little act touched me – he had already thanked me in the comments of my blog post and while it wasn’t necessary, it just showed me how special this place and its owners are.

I wasn’t really heading anyplace in particular – just looking for a view to photograph. And then…I stumbled across this little fella grazing in a meadow on Glanduin. And I laughed. Unless your name is Rwah or Grumper, or you are a dedicated reader of my blog comments you probably won’t understand why. Lets just say that thanks to Rwah, donkeys are now the currency that Grumper and I use 😉 He was just begging to be photographed, so I obliged.

I was happily snapping away, sharing the occasional story with Mr Donkey, when I saw a couple riding past on a horse. They paused for a moment then went on, so I went back to my conversation and didn’t think anything of it. A few minutes later, though, as I had just adjusted my camera angle, the back of a head loomed into my view. And then another. It was the couple I had seen on the horse who now decided it would be fun to torment me. They were bumping me and jumping around right in front of me. I asked them to stop. This, of course, brought about a bit of twerking right next to me. The girl wandered away, probably bored, but the guy (I refuse to use the term “man” in reference to him) began pushing me toward the fence. I told him I had an IM open with the owner and I would report them if he didn’t leave me alone. This seemed to work, so after calling me a few unrepeatable names, he ran off to join his friend.

Yes, these were the two asses I referred to in my title. I really don’t know why this type of harassment is so prevalent in Second Life, although this is the first time I have been accosted at Calas Galadhon (unless you count watching a streaker dash across the main sim). It dampened my mood and I bade a fond farewell to Mr D and headed home, leaving me a little sad.

It didn’t bother me for long. It was a mere blip on my radar, so minor that I didn’t bother letting Ty know what had taken place.

As for the angel I mentioned in the title, that could apply to Ty and Tenk. Instead, it refers to Khea Karas, the designer and owner of .:MALT:.. She is the creator of the dress I am wearing. The day before my outing to Calas Galadhon I had wandered into her store and was immediately charmed by this dress in Lemon. I tried on a demo and I was sold. I bought the dress, and waited patiently for it to arrive. And waited. And waited. I was at one of her satellite stores, which didn’t have a redelivery kiosk, so I TP’d over to her mainstore and and tried the redelivery there. Alas, the transaction hadn’t shown up on the database so I was out of luck. I collected my transaction history and sent her a note card, explaining that I had tried redelivery, but that had failed, too. She wasn’t online (it was my afternoon, her night time) so I went about my business and logged off.

When I went back into Second Life the next day, Khea had not only sent me the Lemon dress I purchased, but this pretty blue version, as well. I immediately IM’d her to thank her. This is the customer service that gives her Angel status for me. I didn’t receive what I had bought so she took the extra step of sending me a gift for any inconvenience I had suffered – albeit through a technical glitch and not through any fault of her own.

I see a lot of people complaining about the customer service they receive in SL, but I have to say my experiences have been mainly positive. Khea Karas is a wonderful example of those Angels who work hard to not only bring their creations to life, but care about their reputation and take the extra steps to ensure their brand is backed up with outstanding service. Two Donkeys to Khea!

Has your tea gone tepid? The ice in your drink melted? Well, you can go freshen it up now – I am done rambling, except for my credits 🙂

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

Outfit: .:MALT:. Saga Dress & Bathing Suit – Blue Curaco by Khea Karas
Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – MG – Necklace – Boho Bliss Tassel-Tastic – Short 2 by Maxi Gossamer
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Emily Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by MissAllSunday Lemon
Shoes: tulip. Gladiator Sandals (Sand) by Minami Susanowa
*Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – WRATH B4d T2 by Izara Zuta (available at The Skin Fair 2014)
*Makeup: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Wrath M4 DEF by Izara Zuta (available at The Skin Fair 2014)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro
Hand and feet appliers: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – Slink Feet & Hand Appliers SkinFair female by Izara Zuta (part of 7 Deadly S{k}ins The Skin Fair Special pack)
Eyes: Amacci Gaze Eyes – Ocean Blue by Carina Larsen
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Pose: aDORKable Poses: Side Pony 2 m by Adorkable Peapod

Location: Glanduin at Calas Galadhon Park

Shot using the LumiPro HUD