Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Clockwork Spiral worth spending time, and $L.

An event called The Clockwork Spiral, whose proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation runs till the 1st of October.  It's a neat atmospheric build that's fun to explore.  In addition, it is full of kiosks and shops featuring steampunk themed items for sale.  Many of the items featured on special vendors have some, or all, of their cost go to the charity.  As is often the case, I managed to find a cute little outfit that was both appealing and 100% toward the charity.  I'll post images of that later.  For now, here a few images of the impressive dark and foreboding build, all taken while I was dressed in the cute gothy outfit from Lady in Red with boots from Blackburn.

As it happens there are a good number of other images via Google search if you care to check them out.  I also happened to notice the event seems to be in an adult rated sim, so if you are not verified, that might be issue if you want to visit.

Lady In Red

I recently found a clothing vendor in the Second Life Marketplace under the name of Lady in Red.  They offer several outfits for on 1L.  Below, I am wearing one while dancing at Club Stiletto with the owner Miss Zana and the Manager Monica.  You can visit the shop via browser here.  I think the 1L promo items are pretty spiffy, as are many of their other items, many of which seem to run only around 99L.

The boots are Blackburn, the stocking from yet another shop.  Hair is my favorite from W&Y.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Thrifty is spiffy with Grumble

Grumble is participating in the Thrift Shop 6 event in Second Life.  I've found these events to be great places to find new places to shop and good deals on clothes I like.  It's also a great way to see trends and new fashions. Below are a couple of the items Grumble is featuring at the Thrift Shop this time around.

The darker image on the right features a new top from the Thrift Shop, and older Grumble gear.  The lighter image also features a new Grumble Thrift Shop item, as well as a vest purchased from a different vendor at the last Thrift shop.  Both images were taken at Pair A Dice.

Random thoughts on Photos

Occasionally, one can be glad they were not photographed.  Today, with cameras everywhere, facebook, blogs, tumbler, etc. etc. it's almost like every embarrassing moment everyone has, is captured and broadcast.  In the case of bad things being done to people, I think this can be a mechanism for justice.  But just stupid stuff?  I dunno.

Of course in SL, everyone has a camera all the time.  So...If you are in SL, keep that in mind...

With those thoughts in mind, two tidbits I've found while wandering the web.

Even in the old days, sometimes a photo that is unintentionally embarrassing got free into the world.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For once you might want to land in The Wetspot

I've been away a lot, but I recently found out that the owners of Grumble have opened an adult club in SL.  It's called The Wetspot.  While it's has pretty much what you'd expect to find a large adult club, the build is pretty neat.  It is much like the Grumble main store was two or three builds ago.  Which was my favorite version.  It's all steel, glass and water.  In many places the floors are transparent so it looks like you are walking on water.  So, the name is not only a bit risque, it's a bit of a visual pun.

A number of events are already scheduled.  I do believe they will be having prizes for the best dressed and such.  So I encourage to you stop by, check out the neat build, and maybe pick an event to sample.  I also believe they are hiring dancers, DJs and the like.  So, I'll be stopping by again to see if the Wetspot turns out to be a hotspot as well.  Just keep in mind that a wetspot that is hot, could be steamy. (Feel free to groan, I couldn't resist.)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beware the ides of ...August?

Sorry I haven't been posting much of late, making the assumption you come here often enough to notice.  But I have been distracted by what so many folks call "real life."  Or just RL.  This time of year, due to my work and other factors, often has a lot to keep me distracted and stressed.  But this year has been especially awful.  In the last few weeks I've been ill, my RL partner has had to have surgery, my cat got sick and had to be put down and then...To cap it all off, we had to put down our dog as well.  With all that, on those occasions that I've had the time to post here, or even log into SL, I've often not had the energy or inclination.

One thing I've noticed about SL over the years I've been visiting it, many folks are...Let's call them testy.  I'm not a peaceful upbeat joyful soul by nature.  I'm more inclined to angry or melancholy.  But I've never seen any reason to inflict those things on others just because that's how I feel.  So, unless I just really need a distraction from RL that I can't find in a book, movie or other similar activity, when I'm in a bad mood I try to stay out of Second Life.  Maybe some other folks should consider a similar choice?

But lest you think I'm playing holier than thou, I will confess I have logged in after a bad day, thinking I had it all under control and then subsequently gone off the deep end.  To anyone who has had to suffer through that, my apologies.

All that said, here's to hoping we all have a better September.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Latest Grumbles

Thanks to a flaky PC and the demands of RL, I haven't found much time to roam or shop.  But I did swing by Grumble to just look around.  I found a cute little number for myself from the Aloha Fair that started on the 28th.  I also happened across an employee modelling a really awesome sort of suit outfit.  Sadly, it seems the only way to get this outfit right now is via lucky chair!  And I usually don't have the patience to wait for lucky chairs to provide a specific item.  Anyway, here the two are for your viewing pleasure.

I took a romp at ROMP

ROMP is sort of "fair" held by many of the fine pervy purveyors of virtual goods in SL.  Sad to say, I found nothing I had to buy for my dungeon, garden or bed chamber.  But I did greatly admire the build.  Here are a few shots of the lovely garden like setting.

The wide shot is from the main gate down the length of the primary shopping area.  The two smaller images are of a lovely fountain surrounded by flowers and lit by sunbeams, and a large squid thingie covered in a blanket at the far end of the main concourse.  My only disappointment with the squid was that it was not equipped with any sitting animations and being a mesh or sculpty, you couldn't really pose on it.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July in Pair A Dice

The sim owner Raychill Firecaster picked up some nice fireworks for the island this year.  Here's me in a patriotic beach number enjoying a twilight show.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

More nice from the Nitch.

Here's a cute summer top from Grumble that's featured at the Naughty Nitch Event.  The thong is from Anthony Art, hair W&Y and the location, Pair A Dice of course.
The only thing I don't love about this top is that the darker under layer halter, and the patterned loose shell are actually one piece, so you can't mix and match the two parts.