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Fast Plane Flying

With a sigh of relief, Lisavet Darchiev turned away from the gateside ticket counter and stepped away toward a nearby coffee shop on the airport concourse. She had already pocketed her ticket and other travel documents in her jacket, had moved everything metallic in her pockets into her carry-on bag, and had passed through the minor hell of the TSA checkpoint with a minimal loss of dignity. Now, with maybe two hours until her flight for Los Angeles boarded, she could get a cup of tea and put herself back together.

And, barring disasters, hijackings and breakdowns, I should make it home in time for the Oscar ceremony. Thanks be to Saints Cyril and Methodius, Saint Basil, and maybe I’ll throw in Francis de Sales, the patron of authors, for good measure. Maks might forgive me for missing the night, but Piper never would … she looks forward to our annual karaoke date every year. The thought made her giggle as she pushed through the doors to the cafe, causing a few heads to turn and glance at her in curiosity.

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Shovel Sand, Not Snow

My fellow bloggers all say they enjoy the snow. Me, I look forward to retiring one day so somewhere a tad warmer in the winter than State College, thank you. Not too warm; I don’t want to exchange the freezer of wintertime Pennsylvania for a broiler during the summer. (Who knows? maybe I’d better not worry about it and just live with what I get dealt.) Until I find the ideal place to live, though, at least I can find sandy winter beaches in Second Life. (Like this place, in the Cape Florida sim.)

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Feathers and Shine On the Giant’s Causeway

In the north of Ireland is a stretch of basalt columns known as the Giant’s Causeway, formed by a volcanic eruption. As the lava cooled while welling up from the ocean floor, it formed itself into hexagonal pillars that stretch out some meters from the actual coast itself. The locals, however, would have it different — they will tell you that the rocks are the remains of a bridge, rubble from the nearby coast which was dropped there by the Irish giant Finn mac Cumhaill to make a road to Scotland, there to fight an enemy. ‘Tis said that, on finding that the Scot was twice as large as he was, he beat a strategic retreat back to Ireland, where he was hidden, disguised as a baby. When the Scot discovered the “baby,” and saw his size, he had to reckon that Finn must be of a monstrous size indeed, and legged it home himself, tearing up the causeway behind him.

We picked up a fragment of the Causeway in Second Life, in a corner of Rustic Retreat, a fantasy-themed region that I investigated today. You can almost imagine giants and fae here ….

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Happy New Year 2019

As I’m writing this, it’s just coming up to midnight SLT on New Year’s Eve. It’s been a hell of a past year in the Real World for sure, and we can only (and surely) pray that the next will be better than the last. It’ll take a little time to get that going … and a lot of work by all of us to make it happen … but we can do this if we persist.

May that which you perceive as the Divine, hold and guard both you and yours as this year goes on!

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The details:

  • Head: LAQ Noelle 3.06 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hair: Tukinowaguma Celia (bicolor hair with styler)
  • Gloves: Maddict Starlet
  • Gown: Son!a Lona (royal; sequins and other aspects HUD controlled)
  • Shoes: KC Couture Ziva heels
  • Jewelry: Kunglers Deorum necklace (red gold), Ria bracelet (sapphire) and ring (pearl), and Gabriela earrings (Sapphire)
  • Eyeshadow: Zibska Gavina (Omega, slot 2)
  • Lipstick: Booty’s Beauty Fabulosa Hell (Omega, slot 6)

Photographed at my home

Christmas Fashion 3 — Christmas in Babbage

Unlike Harper, who was exploring the spiritual side of Christmas, or Jem, who decided to freeze herself outside, Morgan and me went for a nice, warm room in Babbage.

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Subway Tokens

“Okay, I gave you 500 yen; the least you can do is give me the freakin’ subway token!”

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Shopping Break

Photographed at Tukinowaguma main store.

Posted October 1, 2018 by Diana Myeong in Arts, Photographs

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Broadway Baby

“People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.”
     — George Carlin

I’m just a
Broadway baby
Walking off my tired feet
Pounding Forty-Second Street
To be in a show

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Are We Blue

Am I blue?
Am I blue?
Ain’t these tears in my eyes
Tellin’ you?

— “Am I Blue,” by Harry Akst and Grant Clark

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“Public Greensward”

“The complete separation of toil and leisure has given Ardana this perfectly balanced social system ….”

Droxine (Diana Ewing), Star Trek (original series), “The Cloud Minders”

“Those who receive the rewards are totally separated from those who shoulder the burdens ….”

Spock, same episode

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“The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus, through the influence of the mind over the body gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration to the whole system.”

The woman reflected on those words, written on a stone plaque near the entrance, as she strolled along the pathways of the park.  The thing, of course, was that there was much more space available in the 19th Century than in the 32nd.  This small “park” was contained inside a floating force bubble, and was not accessible to the groundlings who “lived” beneath the sky towers.  The woman shuddered at that memory; she had seen the ground levels in the past ….

Now why did that give her a cautionary twinge, as if she could just perceive the makings of a great catastrophe in the future …?  No, there was nothing to worry about; better to enjoy life to the fullest, and the future would deal with itself.

While, thousands of meters beneath her on the surface streets, the future simmered and roiled … and waited ….

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The details:

Harper as “Keiko” is wearing:

  • Head Akeruka Nami 2.5 Bento
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe V1.2.5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign (Emerald)
  • Hair: *TKW* (Tukinowaguma) Kasumi
  • Outfit: Agata Youen (available at current round of re:Japonica)
  • Pants: GreaneDesign Rhonda leather pants (applier)
  • Shoes: J. A Creations SLink mules (Rainbow Red)
  • Accessories: SlackGirl Hallow “rings” (on 2 fingertips, each hand); SlackGirl Interlace ring; Zibska Tzofi gacha set (gold — collar, pasties, pauldrons, tiara, “orbit” decorations)

Makeup:

  • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Syria (Akeruka, slot 6)
  • Lipstick: alaskametro Dryad (Omega, slot 1)
  • Blush: Zibska Woosh (Omega, slot 10, HUD setting [blush])
  • Lashes: FATELashes 2
  • Fingernails: SlackGirl Lourds prim nails
  • Toenails: One eyed Cat Catherine (Maitreya, slot 1)

Photographed in Sindaria region; teleport to landing platform first, and pick up observer tag to wear while exploring

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