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I’ve always had a thing for fireflies, they seem kinda magical to me. Today, I discovered the beautiful Seni Seviyorum sim, this corner, with the firefly lantern, was my fave spot by far but the entire place is gorgeous. There never seems to be enough time, or energy, to go out and explore SL, but finding little gems like this is totally worth the effort. Does the SL explorer spirit die as we get older? Or do we think we’ve seen it all??

Adriana.

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I love working on sims that look pretty. This time I was part of the group covering the Rockabilly Fashion Fair for Seraphim, and let me tell you – the sim is like something out of a 50’s movie, it just shouts out Rockabilly with neatly lined colourful houses, perfectly trimmed lawns, flamingos and what not. I know my outfit doesn’t quite fit the theme but, well, it’s been a long day!

There’s a full gallery of the items for this fair over at Seraphim.com with LM’s and all.

★ Adriana

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So… it’s been a while since I posted something on here. For some reason I felt like I should start giving this little space some movement. Blogging for Seraphim takes a heck of a lot of time – I bet no one out there thinks how bloody time consuming it is, BUT I ♥ doing it, ♥ everyone I get to work with and couldn’t be happier.

I’m lazy, but I’ll make the effort to drag my butt out to a nice location and take a picture … or maybe my platform will do, I don’t think anyone would really care, right? I’ll even make it my New Year’s Resolution when the time comes, how’s THAT for a compromise?

Cheerio for now – I shall return soon 😉

A. x

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They’ve landed!

It was a bright Sunday afternoon and I was doing some necessary work on my land because, as you can see, it needs some urgent TLC …

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So there I was, minding my own business, thinking how on earth am I going to fill the space… When all of a sudden a blinding light appears out of nowhere before turning the whole sky pitch black …

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“What on Earth is that??” I wondered as I saw a shadow nearing my roof … I ran inside my house because I’m a big coward and hid on a spot where I could still see through my windows. After a little while, the sun came out again. I took a deep breath and ventured outside – I could hear weird noises coming from my roof so I decided to have a look. Oh dear was I shocked at what I saw.

Friendly“This must be a joke!” I thought. Inspecting the cheerful little creatures a had in front of me, I quickly felt my uneasiness leave, after all – they were made out of cardboard, how bad could they be?!

ReadTurns out I wasn’t wrong. We spent the whole afternoon decorating their plain-looking spaceship, I personally think it turned out stunning – now they can travel around the universe in style! After all that work I offered Greenie and Purply a cold drink with some cupcakes, I thought it was rude of me not to have offered them earlier – they must have been thirsty and hungry after such a long trip. I offered to read a book to them about out little blue planet and they were delighted with the idea, you can see their excitement all over their faces! I invited them to sit down on the blanket but they politely declined and said they were not flexible enough to sit down. I understood.

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As soon as it started to get dark, my new special friends announced they had to leave. I couldn’t let this opportunity fly by so I asked for a ride around my neighbourhood. It was a little cramped inside but that didn’t seem to faze them – they were just happy to show me their spaceship, I could totally tell by the smile on their faces. I, obviously, took some cupcakes along for the journey.

Rumour has it you can buy my little friends at The Garden

A home without a house?

So… when Chriss is not online I do my best to keep myself busy. I usually hit the shops to kill time but I’m trying to control myself, I may have gone a little crazy with the sale at Truth (sue me). So I have turned to sorting out my “house-related” folder instead.

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Chriss and I have decided to not have a house on our land for the time being … I think it’s mainly because I haven’t found a house that takes my breath away, I’m funny like that. We have converted our place into a sort of mini island/garden (which I absolutely adore!) and we no longer have room for a house – but the sky is the limit. I hit the market place and found a nice-ish platform and the lowest prim house I could find and started sorting playing around with the things I could find in my inventory.

My “decoration/furniture/house” folder is still a mess and I’m left with the feeling that maybe there’s no home without a house?

Just … Only You.

The other day I visited Chouchou. I hadn’t been there for a couple of years and I’d forgotten just how beautiful it was, especially the music. Both the sim and music are work of SL residents juliet Heberle (vocalist) and arabesque Choche (pianist). I took a link to their stream and heard the song called B612 … It’s just amazing, so good I just had to share it!

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Because of SL on a Budget, I mainly focus on things relating to fashion and such. Sometimes it’s easy to forget just how many other talented people you can find in SL until you come across little gems like this duo and this incredibly sweet song. It’s almost impossible to not take a moment to appreciate their work and even search for more of it … it makes SL just a little bit more special for me.

Anyway, visit Chouchou and turn the music on – trust me, you’ll fall in love with it! Or read more about the Chouchou sim here!

NB: If you enjoy it as much as I do, their albums and singles are available on iTunes.

My SL Pet Peeves

I might be slightly late to jump on the Berry SL Pet Peeves meme bandwagon but I think this gives me a great excuse to start with this new blog. And besides, I always never complain about the things that happen in the wonderful world that is Second Life so I couldn’t really miss this golden opportunity to do so.

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This picture has nothing and everything to do with this meme. I’ve just moved to a new place and I’m in the middle of making a mess of everything decorating but I’ve had some time to sit down and relax. Everything looks really empty but it somehow has everything I need. Anyway, this little spot in the house is rapidly turning into my favourite place where things are just perfect.

So without further ado, here are my top five SL pet peeves.

1. People who do not walk away from landing points. Some of them have the nerve to go afk! This seriously ticks me off. Is it too much to ask to walk a few steps to the left or right after you land? It bugs me even more when people do it during busy events. You are finally able to TP and then find yourself in a lag-fest sandwiched between people who have decided they will just stand still at the entrance and maybe go get a cup of tea and biscuits while they block everyone’s way. OMG, MOVE!

2. People who don’t read profiles. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s kinda rude to start a conversation without reading a profile first. I like to compare it to book buying (yes, I still buy physical books). You usually turn it around to read the blurb before deciding if it’s something that ticks your fancy. For me, same thing happens with profiles. I especially dislike it when people ask me something that I have written on my profile, makes me wonder if I’ve just wasted my time on it and it honestly puts me off.

3. ɘlqoɘq ѠĤ♡ աՐɿԵȝ ⊕η th€¡® թгօբﻨlε ןıʞǝ ƚԋιʂ. Translation: (People who write on their profiles like this). Are these people having a laugh? Are they hipster wannabes who think that writing the right way around and using only letters is too mainstream for them? I personally think they just do it to wind people up. I just do not get it. If I need to turn my computer upside down in order to read a profile well, it’s an awful start – I’ve started to judge already.

4. Gestures and people who use and abuse them: What is the point of gestures? To kill local chat? To make annoying sounds that completely ruin the music? If that is the point, then it works wonders for me. I hate dislike them all with a passion, particularly the ones that go something like “I love this tune” and “Hoo”. Is the use of acronyms like LOL, BRB and AFK not enough to save us valuable typing time that we need to resort to shortcuts for the same annoying gesture to tell everyone that we like a certain song? Please, just stop!

5. Stalkers. The lack of  stalkers to be precise. I seriously think SL is going through a period of stalker shortages as I do not seem to have any. I mean, I have a seriously hot-looking avatar and yet no people hiding behind trees following me around, WHY? I joke, of course. There’s, what? around a gazillion people around SL  why just cling onto just one? You can stalk two or three! Seriously, if they don’t like you back just move on and don’t stalk them, that’ll just make it worse and, let’s face it, it’s plain weird and a tad sad.

Seriously people, what gives?

Phew, this feels good. I could go on and on for hours, luckily there were only five! Anyway, deep breath and back to my swing where I don’t have to face any of my pet-peeves.

The first one

I’ve been thinking about having a non-fashion related blog for quite a while now and the idea has been playing in my head for the last couple of days. I’m going through really exciting changes in SL and I thought that one more new thing wouldn’t hurt, it might actually be fun!

So here goes …