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I have been exploring Second Life for nearly 12 years and I am still in awe of some of the environments that I find. This photo was taken in Little Paris.

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Molly

I have to mention the jewelry.

Squinternet Larnia of Donna Flora Jewelry, was an exceptional creator who passed away some years ago. She made exquisite pieces, not mesh though - we're talking a long time ago. Very unique, flamboyant style. I had dumped a LOT of my old inventory years ago (I still continue to purge periodically); some of her pieces got lost in one of those object dumps. Some of her friends got together and managed to recreate her line, and it's now available for a short time period to benefit Relay for Life. 

 

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Just now, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Absolutely gorgeous pic! You win the vanity thread!

 

Not to mention eerily realistic. :) 

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1 hour ago, Caerolle Llewellyn said:

Relaxing in my new head and skin

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Yay! You must be pleased with how great you're looking!

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1 minute ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Distant Music

This was taken in the new house I just bought!

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Wonderful! ❤️ I love how you manage to express so much, just by having your avi look in a certain direction. :) (Be it awaiting delivery, trying to locate distant sound). 

That new home, btw, is all manner of shiny too. 👍

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1 minute ago, kiramanell said:

 

Wonderful! ❤️ I love how you manage to express so much, just by having your avi look in a certain direction. :) (Be it awaiting delivery, trying to locate distant sound). 

That new home, btw, is all manner of shiny too. 👍

Thanks Kira. 🙂

As for the home . . . check out the plaster. It's a bit of a fixer-upper.

And I won't even talk about the plumbing.

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4 minutes ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Thanks Kira. 🙂

As for the home . . . check out the plaster. It's a bit of a fixer-upper.

And I won't even talk about the plumbing.

 

That 'sloven' look is what I like about it. :) Gives it a certain class.

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4 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Distant Music

This was taken in the new house I just bought!

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That is a  lovely picture.  What house is that?

 

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5 hours ago, Scylla Rhiadra said:

Yay! You must be pleased with how great you're looking!

Well, since I spent several hours and stayed up wayyyy past my bedtime cross shopping and demoing expensive skins specifically around the brand of my head, and finally got a set that cost L1400, you would think I would be all in on this one, lol. However, I am like the people upthread who identify with their avis, and feel their look has to represent who they are, and I am just not sure this is me, or at least who I want to project.

I think part of the problem is I am not sure what that is now. SL has changed so much for me, as has my motivation for being here. With this head change, I have kinda let go of the past and of my expectations of SL to a large degree. Instead of socializing and going to clubs, I am focusing on shopping and playing Barbie with my avi. The irony is that if I don't really interact with others, it doesn't matter what my avi looks like, lol. But I am doing it because it is fun and entertaining, not to look good for others, so I suppose it all works out in the end. :)

edit: Oh, and the eye shadow was way too dark for this pic, it should have been something more subtle. However, I suck at SL photography, and the ones that came with this skin were all the same except for the color. I forgot I have a couple in the head HUD, of course, lol. And I don't have any other make-up yet. I collected several demos last night, but wound up focusing on the skin and have not tried then yet. Something to keep me up late tonight, lol. ;)

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17 hours ago, Kotelle said:

living so close to the water slowly turns me into a mermaid again

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^^ Adorable, as always! ❤️

P.S. I got one of them awesome 'Soy' seashells too. :)

 

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3 hours ago, karynmaria said:

 

That is a  lovely picture.  What house is that?

 

It's the Hardwick Manor by Apple Fall.

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Apple-Fall-Hardwick-Manor/7507037

I wanted a place with a sort of simple, almost Spartan elegance -- neoclassical or Edwardian, perhaps (and definitely not Victorian) -- and, of the various options I demoed or visited, this was very much the nicest. Part of its appeal, aside from the level of detail (which is very good) is also that it has a "lived in" look (although maybe a little too "lived in" in places). And it's pretty huge. The other thing I wanted, mostly for photograph purposes, was lots of smaller enclosed spaces, lots of doors, and not too many windows: this fits the bill in that way, mostly.

On the downside, it's really LOD heavy, and uses a lot of high rez textures, so that you get some occasional texture thrashing. (It does come with a lower texture rez version, though.) And the layout on the ground floor is not quite what I'd have preferred.

A big plus for me, though, is that it's actually built to realistic proportions. My own avatar is 1.8m, and I generally have to shrink houses, skyboxes, and photo backdrops by about a third to make them work with my avatar, which can be a serious drag. THIS one looked perfect out of the box (although it's mod, so you can increase the size.)

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