15 Years, New Heads, & Life

Today (as it’s past midnight) is my 15th rez day. I’ve been in Second Life for fifteen years and boy, have I seen some things.

I joined in June of 2005, coming here from a different sort of avatar based chat platform (seducity – does anyone remember that? Lawdy Jesus). Felicity and I were total noobs and of course the avatars looked much different then.

at Ice Dragon’s Playpen – MAN I miss Tringo!

I remember when I discovered live music. It was an amazing special time a few years later, and I fell in love with the scene. Back then there were hardly as many people and boy was the scene different. The talent was amazing, and it was lots of original artists who actually made livings off their sl performances. CQ was one of the ones I grew very close with, and I even managed his career in SL for a while. CQ’s recently come back and boy, am I glad. Our friendship has perservered over years, miles, misunderstandings and mistakes, and I am so proud to call this talented dude friend.

Me, Abi, Britta and Kenda, all at a CQ show together.

I was there for flexi prims, back when there was migration from system layers into sculpted and built items for clothing, and eventually when we evolved into mesh. Well, I take it back. I was on a “hiatus” when mesh actually came out. For a while, though, I was a creator of the cutest flexi clothing a linden could buy. Sweet Treats was born.

This was extra special right?

My life changed when was managing CQ during his second return to Second Life (we’re on the third coming right now, for those of you keeping track). He was performing at a place called Rhi’s Poem, on the Mai Tai Sim. The owner, Meegan, and I became fast friends along with her other right hand woman, Jinx. The three of us became inseparable and my love for them infinite. Jinx migrated from SL for a while, and Rhi’s Poem turned into Rhi’s After Dark, and then eventually moved to Idle Rogue and became an intricate part of that place. But for a while? I was helping run that shit. Then, I got pregnant in real life . . .

Back when the venue was brand spanking new!

After my most recent (which is like four years now) return to Second Life, I took up performing myself, and I still after all these years have amazing love for the Live Music community. You won’t find another group that is more uplifting, more caring, more friendly and ready to help and offer love. Is there drama? Of course. Is there bullshit? You know it. But in the end, the good so so outweighs the bad, and I am happy to be a part of it.

I love the friendships I’ve made here in SL. I love the connections, I love the growth I’ve experienced, and most of all, I love how I’ve grown because of it. I love you guys, and I hope you’ll come through the next 15 with me!

Since it was a special day, I treated myself to a new head since who knows what is going on with Genus. So, earlier today, I bought the Lelutka Nova evolution head and started learning Bakes on Mesh – I think I did ok, what do you think?

A close up head shot with my new head! featuring the cute Sady top from Chic Moda.

Yes, They’re Natural

I love participating in Adam’s Photo Challenge when I have the time. And this time was a hard one! He wanted us to spotlight a creator and do a photo centered around them. Honestly, there are so many amazing ones in our SLives. How do you choose one? I wanted to focus on one who gives back and does the most good, also someone who I know personally and I love with every ounce of my cold, dark heart.

Kaitlyn Pruitt-Anatine Jaxx has a knack for making tees and hoodies that I love, and this is no exception. She puts a line out for every charity event just about, and this is one of the ones she’s done for Camping for a Cure’s RFL season. There’s some for Ark, wow, and just gaming in general including these D&D ones. They’re 150 for a 3-pack and for an amazing cause. You can find them at Camp Anatine so just ask for the slurl or look it up!

Relay for Life is a cause that I am passionate about, as I’ve seen cancer ruin the lives of some pretty awesome people. The fact that Kaitlyn and GI goes out of her way to help anyone and everyone she can. That is why she is my first Content Creator Spotlight Artist. I love you, Kaitypants, my baby mama and confidant. Keep being awesome.

Hair: Rama – Riri – Colores (Sat Sale 2/20)
Top: Glorious Insanity – Kait Tank – D&D (RFL)
Leggings and Shoes: Blueberry – Dynamite Leggings
Pose & Props: Fiasco – Game Master Board (chairs, decor, pose) | StudioDire – Dice and Decor | Wayward Muse – Nerdy Game Map & Dice Bag
taken at my houseboat

Not Today, Cupid

It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is fast around the corner, and here I am being a crochety dork. Last Valentine’s Day was a season of healing and self-preservation for me, so I didn’t really celebrate. I don’t plan on doing anything special for this year either but it’s ok with me.

I am being auctioned off for charity! You can win a date with me on February 15 (not the date, just the end of the auction) by participating in the Love Games! For more information visit the Camping For a Cure RFL Site.

Lots of rad things are going on, including cupid soon. Here’s a look of the day from recent with some of my cool hauls.

Hair: Magika – Faye
Top: Sass – Anti-V Hoodie
Bottom: Blueberry – Dynamite Leggings
Shoes: Part of Dynamite Leggings
Pose & Props: Cupid Repeller / Sign: Noir – Not Today Cupid Gacha (Kinky 1/20) | Friday – Kissing Booth (FLF 1/20) | SeMotion Cupid Rare (Cosmopolitan 1/20)
taken at idle rogue sim

Unicorn Day

Today’s a special day, because it’s UNICORN day! Pink Cream Pie had a whole little unicorn corner that some designers and builders had filled with unicorn-y goodness, and I went and picked up a few things. The boots I already had. Candy Kitten put out unicorn heels, boots, and sneakers and I own them all (as well as just about every unicorn clothing piece they have there!) – and they fit just perfect. Not pictured: An adorable unicorn bouncer. Everything is super cheap but I don’t know how long it will be there, because today is Unicorn Day.

Also, as a special notice today, I’ll be doing a unicorny charity event at the Jagged Edge for a good friend of the SL Music Scene, Tommy Bayn. He’s suffering from a complex pain syndrome that leaves him in agony daily. While the medical procedure itself is paid for there is very expensive aftercare involved. Those of us that know and love Tommy are helping by donating an hour of our time and any tips earned to help pay for such aftercare. I’d love if you all came to support me at 4pm SLT (or come at 3, because the lovely Agatha will be before me). CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE JAGGED EDGE

Hair: Truth – Coco – Colours
Dress: Pink Cream Pie – Lisa Dress – Anycorn Pack
Shoes: Candy Kitten – Unicorn Boots
Pose & Held Props: SSP: Unicorn Day 2019 / Unicorns I Love Them
In the Background:Dysfunctionality Poppies | Organica Cherry Tree
taken on my home sim

In Bloom

It’s been a couple days! I’m happy to say it’s been for awesomely good reasons. The lovely and talented Porter Paquot was in town and I spent the day showing her around Nashville and having fun shenanigans. She’s amazing and it was our first time meeting in person after knowing each other for aaaages. We fell into being besties just like we hung out everyday. It was just what this girl needed. I hope to see her again before she breezes out this weekend!

My microphone broke Saturday and I got the replacement too. It was a big pain in the butt but I think the new one sounds better! I have a full week of shows, but my only one today is at 3 PM SLT and it’s a charity show at Feed a Smile. CLICK HERE TO GO!

Also!! THE RFL Musician calendar is finally done! It’s 300L$ and comes with a rezzable version and a wearable hud version. They are copiable and modifiable! ALLL proceeds go to relay for life! Click here to go to Camp Anatine and purcahse one in world. They are also available at Stanza and Mystic Muse, with other locations coming!

Hair: Truth – Zahlee – Jewel
Dress/Skirt: Chic Moda – Rhi Tops & Skirts
Boots: FriDay – Lennon Boots – Buck
Pose & Prop: Infiniti Bloom

Taken at the lovely Calas Galadhon Park