Monday, June 29, 2009

A NAGGING QUESTION AND A FEW GOOD THINGS

What the hell is the life of a pixilated face light? Just when I get settled in and comfortable with a face light, it then will start to flicker, take to long to “turn on” or go off unexpectedly. What is going on? Does the SL super glue stop holding it in place? Is there some sort of LL half life on lighting solutions that no one is talking about?
I am on probably my 6th face light since being in SL. Finding the CG face light solution flattering enough and offering on and off options and lighting options than can keep me flatteringly lit without arriving in a midnight setting and looking like the rising sun has arrived.

This week in brief review

Wednesday at Cherry18 we had our “Hump Day” Party with an Asian Persuasion theme.
As you can see our fearless leader Lolita really got into the spirit and decorated like crazy for the occasion.




It was so much fun. I hate to sound so simplistic in the description but it is the best description I have. I would like to toss out a special pleasure that since the relocation and work on the new school one of my favorite girls from the school has been spending more time in SL Annabelle! I am so pleased that I can call her my friend. Intelligent, beautiful, and creative only begins to scratch the surface.
This gladness is tempered though with the illness of one of my dearest friends Lyllith and if she reads this, “Take care of your self and get better soon!”

On to Friday I was able to make a short visit to Science Friday with my friend Susie



And then our weekend kick off party at Cherry18 and my turn to get into the decorating spirit for our “I Want To Be A Rock Star” party.

If I have not made this point clear enough, let me say it again. The parties at Cherry18 are so much fun and a great chance to relax and be silly.

Saturday and Sunday were pretty much dedicated to the people at Lightning Productions with a Wings Over SL concert on Saturday. I had to attend this as two of my good friends Cammy and Kenzia were enlisted as back up vocalists, so I could not miss that.



My pictures do poor justice to how great this show was. Even without being a fan of the music myself, the work they put into the production is impressive and the party atmosphere is a lot of fun to be a part of.

Sunday Pink Floyd brought splendid havoc to the GSC club and Cherry18 with another of their fantastic shows.


As long as I am plugging Lightning Production, I may as well add they are bringing the Blues Brothers show to the Katgor club Sunday July 5 so you will want to get there early.





For Appearance Sake

I mentioned before, I am now totally in love with the latest hair releases from Sweet Faces. The Baroness style is very near exactly what I have been looking for, for a long time now. The texture the color the style, I can’t resist and it has become my favorite. I will repeat my one complaint, in case anyone that has the ear of someone that can perfect what I am desiring now in a slightly shorter version. The very long is lovely and is very popular with guests and customers but I sometimes still wish for a version that would fall just past the shoulders, maybe 1/3 of the way or half way down the back, without losing the wonderful framing of the face and head that Baroness has captures so nicely.








I have a slight concern in sharing the love for particular hair and skins creators and shops with the concern of duplication of appearances. Appearance in SL should be unique to each person. But unless you have a custom skin, hair and shape made, there is bound to be some overlap and similarities, with people running to some of the favorite shops mentioned. So I have to praise Curio skins. I so love the look. The detail, sight realistic imperfections and all meets my aesthetic requirements perfectly (for now).
I have been questioned about my shape. This I hold out in revealing. The shape I have now is my own make, but facial features have been modeled from an available shape that is out there. I have tweaked it modestly to fit my size and skin inclinations and love the results.
I learned some lessons early on in pursuit of the “perfect look”. One it is unobtainable, even with my voracious shopping appetite. Second, I have learned while might admire another’s appearance, it is always a mistake to try and duplicate it.
I believe, I have finally found a “look” I a happy with and will be staying with after several evolutions. I am envious of friends like Lyllith, Annabelle and Misty who have found “their look” and don’t stray far from it.
Misty, is one of the first friends I had at Cherry18 and I so admired her look. She’s adorable! You can spot her in any crowd she stands out and has not varied her appearance much (other than and occasional new hair style or outfit) since I have known her and frankly she has no need to, she’s droolfully (my own word for it) hot.
The same can be said for Annabelle and Lyllith. Their looks are so perfect and suits them so well, varying to far from it would be foolish.
I think I am finally settling into “my” look Cherrylicious V 6.2 as I have joked with a few friends and while I share my shopping favorites and understand imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, outright duplication is just the lazy way out. Find “your” look there are so many great shops and options out there. The Juicy Blog I follow will give you some great leads and tips, I highly recommend it.

The Quality of the Word

I was recently complimented on how well I wrote in this blog. I was pleased and frankly surprised with the praise. Fearing my dangling participles and misuse of prepositions that I might end a sentence with.
I have now been read by persons all over the globe and this is a bit intimidating.
Britain, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece,Brazil, Austria, Britain, Ireland and all over the United States.
It has taken me aback a bit to have attracted such interest. Where else could a young girl get such a wide range of readership? So I try to be careful about what i put down. Not in censorship but trying to make it at least appear intelligently constructed :)
I my only explanation comes from a love and respect for the written word. I was reading Dr. Seuss before I started school and consume books with a passion. When work and school interfere with recreational reading, I will fall asleep listening to books on CD.
A short list of a few of my favorite books and authors is included in my profile. I ‘borrow” from them heavily. I am currently revisiting an old favorite To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I think I first read it when I was 9 or 10, which might give you some idea of an early love of written works beyond my age or experience. Oh I love reading but found I could consume the books in the children’s section in the library (having gone through my parent’s library which was and impressive collection of classics and their favorites, my father favoring Michael Crichton and John Grisham and my mother leaning towards Robert Browning, Bronte and Jane Austen in a Saturday, maybe a weekend for the longer books. J.K. Rowling progressed in the length of her books and it took me the full weekend to get through The Deathly Hallows when I got it at midnight and fell asleep about 6 or 7 am, unable to keep my eyes open any longer. I was 9 and checking out books from the adult section, thankfully with the approval of my mother when the librarian would look down suspiciously at me and say, “This book seems awfully mature for a little girl.” My mother would smile at this and simply say, “If reading makes her happy, I am not going to discourage her interest and curiosity”.
So blame my escaping on a raft with Huckleberry Finn, escaping Injun Joe with Tom and Becky, falling down the rabbit hole with Alice, Following the Equator, trapping myself in and orphanage with Oliver Twist, growing up with David Copperfield, spending hot sticky summers with Scout, Gem and Dill, fighting pirates with Peter and Wendy, traveling through Oz with Dorthy and Toto and running off to Hogwarts, to escape the seemingly mundane daily life.
And now as my stream of consciousness has begun to babble, I close this entry.

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