Friday, October 4, 2013

It's Already Over


By the time I had pictures to blog this, the store was already closed. There is an impermanence in Second Life which is unique; a large building or store can be there one day, and nothing but abandoned land the next. Beautiful places go from loveliness to nothing in the blink of an eye. One of those is a favorite place of mine, The World's End Garden, which is vanishing partway through this month, on the eighteenth. There are tons of places immortalized in my flickr account - not that my flickr is necessarily any more permanent. As a for-profit account, what I've created is tied inexorably to their whims - just where I take my pictures exists at the mutual whims of Second Life and the many creators who make everything I wear. The only thing that is my own design is my shape, and even that exists in response to the base mesh of Second Life.

Happiness is a Dolly

It's easy to forget how intertwined all of our lives are. It's easy to ignore when one is on a computer, or working a job, how the electronics, and roads, and buildings we interact with all exist because of actions of people we will never know. It's easy to get caught up in our own stuff, to think that we are the architects of our own lives, but our lives live in relationship with and upon the foundations and layers laid by other people we will never know. And we, in turn, form layers and support for each other. Ironically, people can vanish without being noticed beyond their very near environment, but their absence can cause ripples beyond their immediate circle - much like the vanishing of another gorgeous sim contributes to the gradual shrinking of Second Life, even if one can't name each of the sims who have gone before.

Doing the Dishes

( More pictures here. )


Skin: Izzie's, Irene Skin porcelain
Hair: Red Mint, Hair No.14'13
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow: Adam n Eve, Sparkle
Lipstick: Pink Fuel, Metallic Lipsticks
Wings: Deviance, Sidhe Wings
Hands and Feet: SLink, Rigged Mesh Hands and Feet
Nails: Orc Inc, Rich Darks
Jacket: Lassitude & Ennui, Gothic Doll
Dress: Silent Sparrow, Sweety (Lucky Chair Prize)
Shoes: Eclectica, Black Leather

Pose: Adorkable Poses

Location: Isle of Amras
Light Settings: Midday 3
Water Settings:

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only

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