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Everything posted by RaeLeeH

  1. This is good to know, thank you @Patch Linden. πŸ˜πŸ‘ I've just returned from a break, so if it hasn't been done already I could recreate the thread, but if someone else has beaten me to it that's good too.
  2. This is one of those ear-worms that has been stuck in my head all night. 🀘
  3. No PP (I am afraid of Photoshop). Taken in world just now here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Beauty Isle/157/141/23 πŸŒ΄β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ
  4. I took this for the official Yearbook Challenge and liked how it turned out, so here's the pic I submitted without the text. I changed my skin last week too to a maker I don't usually use. Needed a change. ☺️
  5. I was excited at the start and eagerly looking forward to this. Now I'm in two minds about it. SL is a luxury that I've been happy to pay but honestly it's getting... frustratingly expensive. With the Aussie dollar as it is and not expected to improve any time soon I'm not sure I can really justify spending $62 AUD for a virtual name in this current climate (especially with the cost of groceries here going through the roof. $10 for a head of lettuce?!, $25 for 4 toilet rolls!!). Adding to that I have to admit I am un-enthused about the names on offer that are far too "quirky" for my tastes. I really don't know which way to go. It would have been nice to have a one-time name change included as part of the Premium membership plan before you start to pay but that was never on the cards, and it has to be remembered that LL is a business. I completely get that. In the grand scheme there are bigger things to worry about but still, trying to see how far this luxury budget can stretch is a major buh-mer. πŸ˜‘
  6. They all look lovely but in my humble opinion I like the middle one, Deetalez? That one. ❀️
  7. Not posed, nothing fancy (unless you class a border as fancy) but I was so excited I had to post this. It was taken with my best friend (real and virtual) in Builder's Brewery this morning. We met seven years ago here in SL, and while we happen to be on opposite sides of the planet and regularly stay in touch via email, WhatsApp messages, videos etc it was awesome to finally catch up again real-time in world. We talked on voice for literally hours for the first time in at least six months, maybe more. So while I haven't changed my clothes since my last pic (just removed the glasses and changed my eyes back to brown - for now) I just had to share. 😊
  8. Nothing's changed for me. I'm still in my Well Springs home as I have been since that region was released several months ago with no plans to move any time soon. I will admit I was tempted to test run the log cabins if only short term, for a month or so just to get a change of scenery if nothing else. I absolutely loved the environment shown when I visited the RFL display but most of the homes themselves (while gorgeous) are too big for my personal taste, as were most of the Victorians before them. Before recent world events I had entertained the idea of bumping my house hunting alt back up to Premium but since my finances are now considerably strained I can't justify doing that. My current home has felt right since I caught it and it ticks all the boxes I had when originally trying to catch a Linden Home; beach, sand, well landscaped. The fact I only have one neighbour beside me is definitely a bonus too (as I get more uninterrupted ocean views). On top of that it was hinted a while ago on a Lab Gab episode that the LDPW may go back and add something as a surprise to the Traditionals (the idea was suggested that a couple of other style homes may become available from the Traditional mailbox) - and while that won't happen any time soon I'm intrigued to see what that is, if it even eventuates. As much as I like the idea of seeing what's out there I know I would absolutely kick myself if I lost my land and later discovered I could have had a different home style on it. Of course that's no guarantee. And while I occasionally see a home on my explorations and get home-envy at the end of the day I like my home where it is now and I feel settled where I am. Regarding decorating, I used to redecorate a lot. This current set-up is probably the longest time I've ever left my interior alone in any home I've ever had in SL without redecorating except for adding or editing the occasional object. To me that in itself says a lot. I spend a lot of time at home too not just when I am AFK or on the Marketplace or on external programs. As crazy as this sounds I actually enjoy just spending time at home even if all I'm doing is sitting with Riley or the occasional friend. Full credit to the region landscapers; it's a lovely place to just sit and do nothing in (just watch the water and hear it with a parcel-restricted sound orb rezzed in the back yard). As odd as it sounds with the real world a little unstable right now at least there's peace in the familiarity of my virtual world. TL,DR: I'm staying where I am.
  9. Riley and I at PAL Park an hour or so ago. 😊
  10. Lovely picture, Matty (gorgeous eyes! ❀️). For the eyeliner issue have you tried Izzie's store in world, maybe something like this might help? SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Izzies/62/118/32
  11. It's rare I get avatar envy but your avatar is STUNNING! 😲❀️ (and absolutely the Lake is a fantastic buy, I wholeheartedly prefer Lelutka over other brands, personally. IMHO you chose well!)
  12. Today I was inspired by @Ajay McDowwll so I took Riley to a zoo. The Lincoln County Zoo to be exact. I wanted to explore somewhere I hadn't been before and not have to worry about setting up a pose etc, so it's not a perfect pic but I like it anyway. The zoo itself is very well done. We had a guided tour by a moving bot (?) named Kenny (I think he must have been drinking on the job the way he staggered all over the paths but don't tell anyone! XD) and we also picked up a few souvenirs too. There's a lot crammed in so those looking for places to take pics might also enjoy it. (And yes that bird looks possessed). πŸ˜† If anyone's interested this is the SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lincoln County/220/87/21
  13. @TatianaNikolay; I know that feeling! (every time I go to the store for one thing and come out with half a dozen... Or used to before the price gouging). I love how you look suitably impressed with the receipt. Still a lovely crisp pic! @Catrie; maybe its the hair or the grunge-esque feel of the backdrop but that pic reminds me of The Fifth Element movie for some reason. You look awesome as always! @Scylla Rhiadra; you're an artist in every sense of the word. And yes that's a compliment! @Seicher Rae; I love the colours (and it's a nice contrast to the not-so-happy news you mentioned). @SunnySunnyson; Love those colours too! The head wear made me laugh admittedly but laughter is probably a good thing right now and not intended as an insult in any way. I can take or leave a sci-fi theme but you're rocking it! @Aedan Charron; congrats on the win and you look very dapper in the suit! @Ajay McDowwll; envies your throne and the fact you look so content up there. Also MOAR PICS OF ELLIE! XD @Madelaine McMasters; thanks for the laugh. I still get a giggle every time I look at it. (The picture! The picture!! XD) To everyone else; great shots as always and please keep sharing! All these colours and different styles and themes are a good distraction right now. I have nothing visually to share since I haven't changed clothes since I last took a pic *le gasp!* (to be fair I've been building) but I wanted to show some appreciation so thank you all! ❀️
  14. Showing kindness to others. It sounds easy enough but in practice it isn't easy. It takes effort to ignore the negativity and cope with the general paranoia surrounding us on all fronts right now. Online communities are notoriously toxic and lately there's no real safe haven to be had by logging offline either. So for the last few days I've have been trying to say at least one nice thing or say thanks to someone I otherwise normally wouldn't, both online and offline. I don't mean lip-service. I don't mean just repeating something hollow to fill my daily quota. I'm looking for reasons to be thankful where I normally wouldn't and trying to be more patient where normally I would just react. How does that help me? It helps put things back into perspective. Sure my day might feel crappy or stressful but I don't know for sure what anyone else is going through either. I hope I can make someone smile. I hope I can turn their day around. Maybe they don't feel so alone if even just a few short minutes. Thoughts like that make me feel better even if its to people I don't know and will never meet. In isolation and with all this uncertainty in the world a kind gesture or genuine compliment done in sincerity has to be the next best thing. If I feel like I'm helping and not hurting then that's a win for me too. As a side point I've been a Disability Support Worker for the past 11 years and counting so while helping others is in my job description even for me it can sometimes be a struggle. Every day it's a work in progress. As my dad says after twenty years of sobriety and in AA, "One day at a time." 😁
  15. I've got to admit I'm not really a fan of the tilted-camera-angle pics (and to each their own) but this one in particular is awesome and I can't even say exactly why. It's just one of those pics that I can't scroll past. Great work! πŸ‘πŸ˜€
  16. I LOVE this! The warm colours are very complimentary and peaceful too. A lovely shot! ❀️
  17. Also doesn't mean every word they say shouldn't be posted (The entire tabloid/press/news media industry flourishes on this very thing promoting the cult of celebrity in the real world, and aren't the Lindens and Moles of celebrity status here in the virtual world in a manner of speaking?) If you listen to the chatter in the Belli groups (and generally in the forums) there's an awful lot of speculation and misreading of what is said by Lindens and Moles as much as there is reading between the lines on what is not said. On top of that these same groups (and threads) generally get bogged down with noise that wander off topic that some like me have no patience to wade through so it's nice to have "just the facts" to cut through all of that. With so much development and the endless workload for the LDPW I'm not at all surprised that they aren't releasing official announcements with every little detail they drop like crumbs along the way. I dare say they simply don't have the time for that. The communication between LL and Residents has vastly improved over recent months/the last year or so which is awesome to see and on occasion take part in but like anything no doubt there's always room for improvement. Looking forward to see what facts are collected here sans noise. And now I shall slink back into the shadows since I don't have anything official to say. Because I'll likely be called out for contributing to the aforementioned noise... *cough* 😏
  18. Relieved! The cancer HASN'T spread! 😭❀️
  19. Riley, and thank you. I was originally aiming to take a picture at a place called PAL park against a different setting but due to a region restart that lasted longer than expected I had to find somewhere else to go. I wasn't using a specific pose just the poser from the Black Dragon viewer so had to edit what I had saved at the camp ground (and then throw in the bird at the last minute). Thanks again. πŸ‘
  20. I'm so tired. It's not just the Coronavirus, or the media saturation surrounding it, or having to get down the local store at 8:00am every morning just to fight the crowds for toilet paper, or the blase attitude of those physically around me; I'm worried about my parents. My mum is a triple-bypass survivor who works in the aged care sector of a hospital, and dad lives in a retirement community, and one of the residents where he lives tested positive and was sent home to self-isolate yesterday. He's undergone chemo and radiation therapy and has emphysema so he has no immune system left. Even without this virus the regular cold can still be fatal. On top of that we find out at 1pm today whether the cancer has spread to his hips. Add to that one of my closest RL and SL friends who lives in the UK (I met her and her RL husband in SL) has a chronic lung condition and her 10 year old son undergoing chemo as we speak. I have a chest infection right now and I've barely slept in days. How do I feel? Stressed to say the least.
  21. Riley and I visiting a campground and meeting the wildlife (I don't remember the name of the region, sorry, but it's near where her dad lives in Wheeler). I posted this elsewhere but since it was taken in Bellisseria figured it was relevant here.
  22. I'm struggling to sleep so thought I'd play with Black Dragon's poser again and try and take a pic. Didn't work out like I planned but it's better than nothing I guess. 😟
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