Bigger is not necessarily better. I know, I know—size matters, and all that. People do say that. But as always, it’s not what you’ve got: it’s what you do with it that matters. Read the rest of this entry »
Archive for the ‘Bare Rose’ Category
Marie was late.
In and of itself, that was nothing new. Vraiment, she was always late. He ws convinced that this was not because she could not keep track of time (and anyway, she had ladies-in-waiting for that sort of thing). No, it was clearly a power play on her part. If she could keep you waiting, she was the one in control. And Marie liked being in control. In any case, if Marie expected you to wait…of course, you waited. Read the rest of this entry »
It was a hard life, living in the Wastelands. No one denied that. In fact, it was one of the hardest lives one could be born to. It was even harder living on the edge of the Great Fissure. No one quite believed that, unless they themselves had been born to it. Or exiled there. Read the rest of this entry »
In J-horror (and to a certain extent in horror from Asian countries other than Japan) thereâ€™s a well known archetype: the scary girl with long hair. She is traditionally a ghost or spirit, often with a horrifying face and inhuman skin, and she is most definitely scary. She is almost always bent on vengeance for wrongs done to her in life. Think of the central supernatural figures in â€œRinguâ€ (â€œThe Ringâ€), â€œJu-Onâ€ (â€œThe Grudgeâ€), and â€œJanghwa, Hongryeonâ€ (â€œA Tale of Two Sistersâ€, actually an example of K-horror )â€”youâ€™ll know just what I mean. Read the rest of this entry »
For those of you keeping score at home, yes, Iâ€™m still powering my way through the Bare Rose folder in my inventory. Hey, if Iâ€™m lucky I may empty it out completely before the end of the year! Well, unless I make another shopping trip in the meantime. Another great ensemble (slash outfit, slash costume, slash roleplay gear) I found stashed in there isÂ “Voyager 3b”. This is a fully detailed and outfitted astronautâ€™s spacesuit, complete withÂ oxygen supply hoses andÂ gleaming helmet. These are good things, too, unless accidental asphyxiation isnâ€™t a problem for you. Read the rest of this entry »
For Halloween this year, or rather for the ongoing series of run-up parties and gatherings Iâ€™ve been enjoying attending, Iâ€™ve been sorting through the shockingly large accumulation of outfits and avatars in my â€œBare Roseâ€ inventory folder. Needless to say, itâ€™s been a fascinating experience. How did so many things from Bare Rose pile up? I only wondered that until I remembered how a typical shopping trip to that amazing store tends to go, at least for me:
- TP to Bare Rose
- Wait for new-items vendors to rez
- Wait for vendor textures to rez
- See something delightful that I canâ€™t live without
- Click to buy
- Go to step 4 and repeat until crash or time for dinner, whichever comes first Read the rest of this entry »
To begin with, in second life, I’m a DJ and manager at The Wharf.Â I host events for other Djs, as well.Â If you’ve never been to the Wharf, you are missing out on a fantastic place.Â Chester Howley and Finnegan Chesnokov are the dynamic duo that own the place, and have made it into the awesome place it is today.Â I love to talk to and meet people.Â And I love to share my music – hence the DJ thing.
You could say that I spend a great deal of time in and around music on SL.Â I enjoy exploring various places, whether its a music club, seeing interesting builds, or going shopping and doing things with my friends.Â I have met some fantastic people, and have grown very close to a few. Read the rest of this entry »
“When someone asks you if you’re a god, you say, YES!” – Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson), “Ghostbusters” Read the rest of this entry »
When Iris floated â€œgrungeâ€ as the theme for this issue, she said, by way of suggestion, â€œThink Mad Maxâ€¦think Tina Turner.â€Â Ah, I thought, I know what she meansâ€”post-apocalyptic fashion.Â The Thunderdome!Â But when I started hitting up friends for their favorite grunge outfitters, they mentioned a number of designers, all doing creative work thatâ€™s at least as different as it is similar.Â Is grunge like indecency?Â Do people just know it when they see it?Â It seems that grunge is, or at least can be, many things to many people.Â Here Iâ€™ve taken a rather broad view, from urban back-alley chic to grunge kitty gear to steampunk wasteland hardware to, yes, post-apocalypse couture.Â I invite you to indulge yourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes when I go shopping at June Dion’s BareRose Tokyo, it makes me crazy. That could be the lag, which can be ferocious. Or it could be that I can’t walk out of there without clicking BUY at least, oh, four or five times. I usually have a folder in my inventory that contains just the last few things I picked up there, so hopefully I’ll think of them when special occasions arise, or at least remember to try them on at some point. The very existence of this folder inspired the topic (and title) of this post. I’m only surprised it took so long. I’ve had these for at least a little while, so I won’t call them “new.” I checked last night, and there are a number of more recently released designs available now, so some of these have been moved out of the New Items towers at the front of the store. Such are the productivity and prowess of June’s CS3 monkeys.
The “Galaxy Train Ride” ensemble for men makes me happy. The name alone puts a smile on my face. I mean, honestly–can you not think of a dandy gentleman boarding a steam-powered rocket train for a quick jaunt to the center of the Milky Way? And, being a gentleman, of course he’d take along some bread, cheese, fruit and wine for a nice picnic lunch. Read the rest of this entry »