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Captive Song

As the sun rose, the stone giant opened the door to a cage and held a palm near the opening. A woman stepped into the offered hand and balanced as the hand moved away from the cage and close to where the giant sat. He let his arm rest in the shallow water and watched the woman intently.

Captive Song

She stood and closing her eyes raised the violin from her side. The sun inched its way into the sky and the heat it brought warmed her. She spread her ravaged wings, sighing at the relief that gave her sore wings, and began to play the song the giant bade her to play each morning as the sun rose. It started as a slow, soft melody and gradually became more cheerful as the sun rose higher.

#60 Captive Song Close

When she was done, the giant sat still. She knew this was a silent order for more music and began a new song. After a few songs the giant lifted it’s hand back to the cage and as soon as she had closed her wings and stepped inside, it re-locked the cage’s door and left. She moved to a small couch and sat, laying her violin nearby. She pulled her knees to her chest and wrapped her arms around them and stared out over the sunlit water.


Captive Song Composite

Goodness the past week/weekend was terrible. Thankfully it is over and I am feeling a bit better. Here is the post I promised you. Sorry for the delay. Thank you all for your patience with me.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Niska – Sangria in tone 2 with Ginger Brows / Freckles

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Lively Green

Hair/Hairbase – Adoness – Frigg in Red Copper

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 – Human set A

Nails – Dark Passions – Bold & Bishy for Belleza (@ Vintage and Cool Fair until Sept 4th)

Top – Razor – Succubus Pixie Stringed Top

Skirt – Glitter Trash – Cupcake Skirt V2

Stockings – Glitter Trash – Fishnet Tights: Fruit Looped – in Berry

Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots in Black

Wings – Jian – Ravaged Wings (@ Festival of Sin – Wrath Sim until Sept 5th)

Pose/Prop in Photos #1 & #2 – Something New Poses and Props – Strings of a Violin (Textures darkened and positions edited)

Pose in Composite – Vestige – Next Model 4 – Pose 16

Location – Failure to Thrive [The Gray Child] – (LEA15)

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Xin and Mesh Heads

She approached the ruined city and knew it would be another ghost town. She could see that nature was overtaking it much like many of the other places she had visited while looking for other survivors. She walked through the streets winding her way through wrecked vehicles. She went inside one of the sturdier looking buildings and made her way to the roof. Sitting on a ledge she looked out over the city hoping to spot a sign of life.

#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - SlinkA flicker of red-orange on another roof top caught her eye and she stood in surprise. There was a fire burning, and it wasn’t the building. It was too small to be sure but she thought she could make out what seemed to be a sleeping bag as well. She hurried back down to the street and made her way to the other building. She climbed back up to the roof, this time having to back track and use multiple staircases because of damage to the interior of the building. She passed bullet holes in the walls and blood stains all over and suppressed a shiver of disgust. Finally she made it to the door for the rooftop and pushed it open slowly.

#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - LelutkaThere was a sleeping bag and a small bonfire as well as bottles and empty food cans littering the roof. She stepped towards the fire looking around to find the person who must have made it. Only another survivor could have done it, the mindless creatures the virus had made its victims couldn’t speak let alone remember how to make fire. She noticed a paper tucked under one of the bottles and stooped to free it. It was a note. It was from another survivor to anyone who might find it. They had moved on to the next city, no one was left here. There was two of them a young couple that had escaped the virus and like her were searching for other survivors. They had gone north and would wait in the next city for a week before moving on. She clutched the note tight. It was getting dark, so she settled down and ate some canned beans. She would head north at daybreak and hope to find the couple. Maybe then she wouldn’t be alone anymore. She double checked that her gun was loaded and ready and snuggled down into the sleeping bag. For tonight she would enjoy her temporary safety and the warm fire.


#42 Exposeur Pipes - LelutkaWell that was a surprise. 🙂 I actually wasn’t planning to write a story for this post but I started what was going to be a small description of her finding the ruined city and words just kept coming. I had been looking forward to going and exploring this sim since I began to see pictures of the new build on flickr. Xin did an awesome job! I also wanted to compare my two mesh heads. I have had the slink head Emma for a while and while I like it okay I found it near impossible to find hairbases for. The one I used for this post is the only one I was able to find thanks to a fellow blogger in the SL Blogger Support group. Its not a shaved hairbase, but I used it anyways. I love Adonnes’ hairs and many of them need shaved hairbases. I had been hesitant to get a different mesh head because I was having trouble finding ones I liked that my favorite skin people also make appliers for. Then Lumae, my skin sponsor and favorite skin store, got accepted to make appliers for the LeLutka heads. Still I was indecisive because they are pretty pricey, until they made two wonderful hairs with hairbase appliers for their heads. Cassie is a pretty mohawk type hair with a shaved hairbase, and Ciara is a cornrow hair with a matching hairbase. After seeing Cassie I knew I wanted a Lelutka head. Below I show you a comparison of Slink’s Emma and Lelutka’s Stella. They have the same skin and hair and piercings and all. Stella is on the left and Emma on the right.#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - Slink vs Lelutka

They both have their good and bad points but overall I like Stella better. I will still use Emma sometimes I am sure, but Stella is closer to what I like my face to look like. Sadly I don’t really know how to describe why that is.

Along with showing you the new Xin sim, I also wanted to use my new Exposeur Pipes prop as well as Otherskin’s exclusive snake tongue available at Fair Play. Credits and links to stores are below!

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock/Nails – Slink Physique, Slink Casual Hands, Slink Mid Feet, Nails from base hud for Slink Feet and Hands

Mesh Head in Photos 1 and 4 (Right side) – Slink Visage – Emma

Mesh Head in Photos 2, 3, and 4 (Left side) – Lelutka – Stella

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Tulips Skin in Satin Tone (It was last week’s Lazy Sunday skin)

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Electric

Hair – Adoness – Loki – Pitch Black

Hairbase for Slink Visage – Adam & Eve (AE) – Hairbase Black and White with Slink Appliers

Hairbase for Lelutka Heads –Lelutka – Cassie Hairbase

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 – Human set A

Nose piercings – Ni.Ju – Var1cose Piercing – Gunmetal for Nose

Snake Tongue – Otherskin – Truth (Exclusively @ Fair Play – color change via touch)

Necklace – Plastik – Everilda Choker in Black Deco – Magik

Top – Razor – Succubus Pixie Stringed Top

Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Waterlilly v2

Belly Piercing – Plastik – Krysis Bellyring Arian in Queenbee

Skirt – Insanya – Cora Skirt in Black

Bracelets – Insanya – Gacha Bracelets – Small Wings and BW Big Stars (From past Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair)

Leggings – Abrasive – Blackout Leggings – Shred

Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots in Black

Pose for Photo 1 – Something New – Check my Shoes – Pose 2 (@ Olala Fashion Event May Round)

Pose for Photo 2 – Bauhaus Movement – Thoughts

Pose for Photos 3 and 4 – Exposeur  – Pipes Prop

Location for Photos 1 and 2 – Xin

Hello World!

#1 Hello World 1

Hello! I decided to start a blog that combined a few of my favorite things about Second Life. I have been a part of SL off and on since Nov of 2009. During that time I have done many things and met many people. The top three things I love to do will be what I concentrate on here. I love to create new looks, and often characters to go with them or create the look of a character I am writing about elsewhere. I love to explore SL! There are so many great places to see. Finally, I love taking photos and trying to make my photography better. I have worked at a couple of professional studios and taken pictures pretty much since my first day, but now I want to do it purely for enjoyment. If you stick around you will notice that often I am not completely human. I spend all day in RL being a human, SL is where I let my creativity come out and play. Neko, fairy, petite, demon, angel, dragon, faun, etc I love creating them! However, for my first post, I am in fact human. 😀 I recently found this great store, Neverwood, and wanted to show off some of its stuff. The top I am wearing from Neverwood comes with a hud that has 40 options for the button down shirt and 48 options for the t-shirt. There are 10 different jacket colors to chose from.

I went to Basilique and my inner bookworm demanded I do a photo in the comfy chair by the books that is in Harvey’s Bar. Then I went for a walk down by the shore and had to capture the beautiful sky.

#1 Hello World 2

Both pictures are unedited, as one of the challenges to myself is that I want to get better at straight SL pictures. So the only thing I did was crop them down a bit.

I hope you will bear with me as I get the hang of this blogging thing. 🙂

Credits:

Mesh Body – Slink Physique

Mesh Hands and Feet – Slink Casual Hands and Mid Feet

Skin – Izzie’s Delusional Skin in Pale

Shape – My own 🙂

Eyes – FATE Mesh eyes

Hair – Magika – Capture

Shirt/Button down/Jacket – Neverwood‘s Detroit Layers in Soot

Jeans – Neverwood‘s Beatrice Hipster Skinnies in Washed

Shoes – REIGN’s Captive Booties for Slink Med Feet in Tan

Nails – Alyce’s Monarch for Slink Nails

Wolf Necklace – Pewter Totem Necklace WOLF by Khyle Sion at Rustic Wild

Bangle – +Half Deer+ Painted Rustic Bangle – Stars

Pose in picture one is one of the sits in the chair from Trompe Loeil

Pose in the second picture is Titty by Bauhaus Movement

Location is Basilique