Feeling a little Retro

Rewind started today. YAY!! It runs from Nov 10th – 28th and if you wanna go check out all the things, here’s a handy dandy SLURL you know you wanna. So the theme for Rewind this time is “1940’s Pinup” and zomg did they rise to the challenge.

Now, when I hear the store name “Contraption” I’m gonna admit, I don’t immediately think of Pinups… I usually think of creepy awesome cybernetic or steampunk stuff. However, they have proven me wrong. Contraption made this amazing… and I do mean AMAZING spitfire airplane with 4 pinup poses on it. It comes plain (like in my photos) or with a flag draped across it. I’m tempted to leave this plane out on my parcel for ever so everyone boating or flying by can be jealous!

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There are tons of clothing but the one outfit that stood out for me the most was from Decoy. It’s cute, it’s sassy, and is totally retro style. there’s solids and polka dots in many colors, but naturally I bought the fatpack so I could have ALL THE THINGS!

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There was a lot more awesomely cool stuff so you may be seeing another blog about Rewind before the end of the month. We’ll have to see if I can actually get motivated to blog more. I know.. I’ve been bad. I promise to try harder!

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Until next time, happy flying! and Happy Veterans Day/Remembrance Day! Go hug a veteran and thank them for their service!

 

Where did Corvi take those photos?!

My home parcel. All the landscaping materials are from Skye Studio and Botanical.

Windlight: [TOR] SCI-FI Whirld spinnin

What the heck is Corvi wearing?!

Spitfire (ok I’m sitting on it, not wearing.. details details) [ContraptioN] Decor: Pin-Up Spitfire Prop BOXED (found at Rewind)

Dress: Decoy – Sara Dress: Fatpack (found at Rewind)

Hair: TRUTH VIP October – Makena

Shoes: The Dark Fae’s Mademoiselle Fatpack (YUP! Those are by ME!!)

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It’s a Luxe Filled Day

Luxe Box is one of the few Mystery Boxes I do. I find that overall, the quality is awesome and I keep, on average, about half of the items. The other items, while well done, just simply aren’t my style, and that’s ok! This round, however, I kept pretty much everything, which is a record for me.

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Today was just one of those days where I wanted to curl up in my comfy chair and read. Have you ever had one of those days? Where you just want to hide away from the universe for awhile and relax and just BE. Today I indulged in that. I adore my snuggly comfy chair so much, the blanket has texture changes in it and everything.

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It was simply just so calming and relaxing to curl up there with the sunset shining in thru my windows.

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Here is an excellent view of two of the items from Luxe. the top is from Foxes and the skirt is Blueberry… seriously, I think I own 3/4 of her store at this point.

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The finishing touch is always shoes, and these shoes from Empire are likely going to be my new “go to” pair of shoes. The materials are very well done on them and they are unique just enough to not be totally weird.

 

So there you have it, my “I don’t wanna go anywhere but I still wanna look good” day. I hope you enjoyed it!

 

What is all that STUFF?!

House: Studio Plus by Abiss (we have modified this house a bit, mostly tinting the walls since white walls are boring)

Snuggly Chair of Goodness: Cozy Cuddle Chair by Zen Creations

Book Tables: 22769 (gacha items)

Lamps: Vintage Lighting from Static (gacha items)

What the Heck is Corvi Wearing?!

Hair: Cheri by Truth

Top: Ruffle Top by Foxes (Aug Luxe Box)

Skirt: Blueberry’s Aug Luxe Box

Shoes: Thunbergia by Empire (Aug Luxe Box)

 

Hidden Secrets in SL (Part 1 of Hopefully Many)

Ohai! Did you know there are places in SL that hardly anyone knows about? It’s true! Fun little easter eggs that are there for intrepid explorers to find and today I’m going to tell you about one of them.

My Sir is a sailing fan. I had actually never gone sailing before but since I met him we have gone out several times on the Blake Sea. For those of you who are like me and have NO idea what that is, I will explain. The Blake Sea is a section of water, several sims large… like LOTS of sims large actually, where there is some land and some rentals, but a lot of it is protected water space. They do sailing races out there and all kinds of cool stuff. Sim crossing can be a tad harsh but it’s a ton of fun!

*EDIT* Thanks for the correction! This particular adventure took place in the Dire Straits, not The Blake Sea. I’m still learning all of this as it’s totally new to me but tons of fun.

So, on this particular day Sir took me for a sail and said he had a surprise to show me. We’re sailing along cuz he has an actual SAIL boat, a Volvo something or other….. yeah I’m bad with names. lol and suddenly he tells me to turn up my draw distance and look over there… so I do, and in the distance I see this…. THING… come into view. it’s HUGE and we’re still 3 sims away from it, and it KEEPS GETTING BIGGER! O.O Welcome to the Leviathan.

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The Leviathan takes up almost a full sim all by itself and was made by the LL Moles. Who are the Moles you ask? They’re not Lindens, but they work for the Lindens. They build stuff. Stuff like this. For those of you who are builders, here’s the part you’re going to appreciate. THIS WAS DONE PRE-MESH. MOST of this is tortured prims with a few sculpts added in for the teeth and such. It was made in 2010, so this gives you an idea of how long it’s been here.

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To give you an idea of scale here, that’s me standing by a tooth and Corvi comes in at about 6feet, which is about average for SL these days. So yeah. this thing is ginormous.

There are innertubes to float on in the lagoon in Leviathan’s tummy and hammocks for you to lie in as well. Overall it’s very welcoming and there’s even a dock where you can get a free boat that’s on a timer so you can speed around and have fun.

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The lagoon in the middle of the island holds a lot of flotsam and junk, and under the water is the graveyard of all the ships the Leviathan ate when he was still alive.

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Seagulls have taken up part of the island and claimed the bones of his tail as their nesting grounds. It’s slightly dangerous for your health to get too close to them.

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The Leviathan is just sitting here, in the middle of the Blake Sea (EDIT: I was corrected, this is in the Dire Straits, still learning my geography!), and very few even know he exist. I think he is amazing, and I love that the Lindens and the Moles have done things like this. Apparently there are more easter eggs like this in SL. I want to find more! If you know of any let me know and I’ll totally go check them out and blog them.

If you would like to go visit Leviathan and don’t have a boat, I’ll let ya cheat and give you the slurl: The Leviathan Skeleton

Feeling All Summer-like, thanks to Uber

Uber is on once again so of course you know I had to go check it all out, and of course, I spent way more money than I should but DANG there’s some nice stuff there this time!

The hardest part for me, when deciding to blog something, is where to take the dang photos. Usually I just punt and take them at my house. You may have noticed that the house is almost always different each time I do this… there’s a reason for this, and no, it’s not because I like giving you new backgrounds to look at… it’s because I’m a House Addict. There. I said it. I have a HUGE problem with buying houses and swapping them out. Sometimes a house will only last a month, sometimes it will last a year. If I get bored with it, a new one gets put out. So, be warned, house is subject to change at ANY given time. LOL

Now on to the photos… YAY!

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Tell me this isn’t a totally adorable outfit! I feel like I’m ready to go on a yacht or something. The top and pants are both from COCO, the hair is from Truth, and the shoes are shoes I’ve owned for awhile but adore. They’re from Empire.

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This hair… zomg… I didn’t used to buy Truth hair, not because I didn’t love the designs, because I do, I always have. But their black pack was very dark and you couldn’t see the highlights or even hair texture. THAT HAS CHANGED! ZOMG. Truth has totally redone all their packs, added more colors, and added new colorpacks like this shade from their Multitone1, and I love that I can have black and blue streaked hair. Truth is also doing something that a few other hair designers are doing now, giving you a Style Hud. This means you can choose what kind of bangs to wear, if you only want the hair falling over one side or both, basically making it work better for YOU. I foresee a lot more Truth Hair in my future. My poor wallet.

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This outfit. When I saw it, I wasn’t sure it was really my style, but I grabbed the demo anyway, just to see. Boy was I wrong. I LOVE IT! It’s totally cute with the navy stripes on the top and then navy pants to go with it, and the slits up the sides of the pants makes it flirty and sexy. All I can say is, take a chance! Sometimes the oddest things will turn out to be something you totally love, but you won’t know if you don’t try.

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I had to take this picture and add it as well. It’s just so… casual and fabulous. And see? I can be all comfy on my car couch. Have I mentioned that I love that I have a computer that can manage shadows now? Well, now I have! Shadows create SO much more depth to my photos! I love it.

Arrrrright my friends, I shall see you next time! (did you catch that pirate reference there? cuz you know.. I’m all nautical and stuffs)

Background Stuff

House: Orlando from Inverse

Massage Table: Adult Massage Table Light from Dutchie

Car Chair: [Con.] Vintage Car Sofas – Champagne from Consignment (past Arcade Gacha item but gacha is at mainstore)

Windlight: Bristol

What The Heck Is Corvi Wearing?

Body: Maitreya

Head: Catwa Lona

Eyes: G.A.E.G.

Skin: Pink Fuel – Sabine – Latte Shade

Pants: *COCO*_SideSlitWideLegPants_Navy Currently at Uber

Top: *COCO*_WrapCropTop_StripeBlue Currently at Uber

Hair: TRUTH Imani – Fatpack Currently at Uber

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Foxglove – Gift

Necklace: Exquisite Signature Necklace – Deviant (box) 11 (freebie gift from becoming a Deviant at 2nd Sin Male Review… what? you didn’t think I never have any fun, did you? lol)

 

The Darker Side of the Faire

What? You didn’t think the Faire was all rainbows and light and cuteness did you? Oh no… many of the sims have a somewhat darker feel to them and Raven’s Perch is one of them. It is dark, yes, but it is also beautiful. A sleeping rose. Raven’s Perch was created by Kaelis Ember and lrriven. They even created a backstory for why the sim looks this way. Totally take the time and search out the story stones and read the story.

I decided that this sim was the perfect backdrop for today’s outfit. I went Dark Fae today. I love the skin, the scales really helps emphasize the fact that I am not human.

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So my dark fae self went wandering around Raven’s Perch, and much to my delight, I did, indeed, fit right in. (I apologize for the darkness of the photos but I used the windlight the sim was set on to get the whole ambience thing) Together, my carousal horse and I, made our way down the pathways, poking our noses into the various stores and shopping, cuz I OBVIOUSLY need more stuff!

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We stopped to SMELL (not eat, well I didn’t… the horse may have) the roses and to admire the forest trails.

Faire Blog Day 7 Photo 4   It seemed like the perfect place to show off the dress I was wearing. I adore it, it is transparent in parts, but totally solid in others giving it a patchwork handkerchief feel to it.

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and I had to show off the amazing nails I found that totally match my skin!

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I hope you enjoy the look! I dunno how long I’ll stay a Dark Fae before I go back to kitteh size.

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WHERE were those photos taken?! Raven’s Perch Sim at Fantasy Faire

Windlight: Whatever the sim has been set to.

What The Heck Is Corvi Wearing?!

Body: Maitreya

Head: Catwa Lona

Ears: Soul Uni Ears – Blix: Soul can be found at Mudrana Sim at Fantasy Faire

Eyeshadow: [PF] CATWA Eyeshadow – Smokey Boudoir: Pink Fuel

Lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout: Pink Fuel

Skin: Scales [xx]+FGInc.+ Coal: Fallen Gods can be found at The Rose Sim at Fantasy Faire

Hair: AD – lala – blacks: Analog Dog

HORSE: !dM LaCatrina **SUGARSKULL HORSE** (BOX #13) RARE: !dM deviousMind can be found at The Rose Sim at Fantasy Faire

Shoes: REIGN.- ARYA HEELS- CUSTOMIZATION PACK: Reign

Dress: [Aleutia] Sophia: Aleutia can be found at The Hill Sim at Fantasy Faire

Nails: DP – Koffin Nails – Maitreya – Something WIcked (Boxed): Dark Passions can be found at Raven’s Perch Sim at Fantasy Faire

Why do I Relay?

This is a question that was posed to all of the bloggers with the challenge to answer it. I am going to attempt to do just that. For those of you who know me, and know how silly and funny my blogs usually are, well, this one is going to be a bit different. Fair Warning in Advance.

I have been fortunate that none of my relatives have had cancer. I’ve only lost one grandparent thus far and my grandpa will be 100 this sept. I have been very blessed and I know this. So, since none of my family have ever been touched by this, why do I relay? Why do I care about some other random people that I have never met and will likely never meet? I think the more important question is, “why wouldn’t I care?” We’re all in this crazy life together. To me, it makes sense to care about the others who are living it with me.  So, that’s part of my answer. I relay because it’s the right thing to do.

But that’s only a part of it. I relay because I know what it’s like to have a disease with no cure. I know, I said that I have never had a relative have cancer, and I haven’t. I don’t have cancer myself. I have something else. So now, it’s story time.

Once upon a time there was a woman called Corvi. Corvi was not what you would call an athlete. At All. Corvi’s idea of fun was reading. One year, while in college, Corvi got mono. It happens. Especially if you live in the dorms. Corvi seemed to have a very slow recovery from mono but her doctor didn’t seem worried. She was constantly getting sick with pnemonia’s and bronchitis’ and one day she got a rash on her skin. Her doctor thought she had scarlet fever and treated her accordingly. The rash went away, but Corvi was still getting sick a lot. In fact, Corvi couldn’t go a month without getting sick in some way. Nobody thought there was anything wrong tho, they just put it down to a REALLY slow recovery from mono. Corvi worried about it tho. She felt that there was no way she should be getting this sick all the time and was beginning to think it was all in her head and that there was something mentally wrong with her. 4 years went by and nothing changed. She got married, moved to a new place with her husband, and started working part time. Then she REALLY got sick. She was sent to emergency a few times from her job, once because she went into reflex coughing and couldn’t stop without pure oxygen. The Doctor there told her she had pneumonia and bronchitis at the same time and gave her antibiotics for them. A month later Corvi was at work and her supervisor was very concerned about her. Apparently Corvi looked like shit. Corvi was positive she could get thru the end of her shift but her supervisor called the EMT’s on her who, again, took her to emergency. By fluke, she got the exact same ER doctor who looked at her and asked “Did you take the pills I gave you??” to which she replied that yes she had taken all of them. He responded that the bronchitis was gone, but her pneumonia was worse and had partially collapsed her lung and he was admitting her to the hospital.

So here was Corvi, in the hospital. The doctors came and did a CT scan to see how badly her lung was collapsed and here’s where it gets weird. Nodules of gunk showed up on Corvi’s CT scan. Gunk that wasn’t supposed to be there. The doctors looked at the scans and then sent her doctor to go talk to her. Remember, Corvi has moved, so she has a new doctor now. So her new doctor came into Corvi’s room to talk to her. “Corvi,” she said, “We found some stuff in your CT scan. There are nodules that should not be there. We can’t be certain till we do a bronchial biopsy, but you have either lymphoma or sarcoidosis.” Corvi wanted to know what those were. Lymphoma is a form of cancer, and Sarcoidosis is an auto immune disease that is in the same family as Lupus. Her doctor wanted to schedule the biopsy for as soon as possible, but… PLOT TWIST, it was Easter Weekend and the doctor who does those wouldn’t be in till Monday and it was only Saturday morning. So Corvi got to spend the entire easter holiday not knowing what she had… which I gotta tell ya, TOTALLY SUCKS. She had to call her parents and let them know as well. Corvi was massively freaked out.

Monday finally comes and the doctor performed a bronchial biopsy… if you never have to have one of these BE THANKFUL. They are SO not fun. It didn’t help that Corvi gets panic attacks if she can’t breathe. However, they managed to get bits of the nodules to do the testing on and the results came back. Corvi had Sarcoidosis. There was some relief that it was not cancer, not gonna lie, but then she had to learn just what it was she had. Sarcoidosis, as mentioned, is an auto immune disease. It permanently suppresses your immune system (which is why Corvi was always getting sick) and while active, eats a person’s internal organs. Usually the lungs first, which it had on Corvi. The doctors estimated by the amount of damage that Corvi had had this for about 4 years… about the time she got mono in fact. No one knows how, or why, someone gets Sarcoid. They actually don’t know a whole lot about it and here’s the kicker; There Is No Cure. With aggressive steroid treatment for 2 1/2 years they were able to get Corvi’s sarcoid into remission, but even now, years later, Corvi has to have bloodwork every 4 months to make sure it hasn’t woken up.

Today, Corvi can’t work, cuz if she tries, even part time, she gets sick. Her lungs are as good as they’re gonna get, which is about 75% capacity, and she will never have a normal immune system… ever. That is permanently borked. She has a family that loves her, and understand when she gets sick. Her kids are germ carrying monsters but she loves them anyway, even when she gets a lot of colds from them. Her hubby deserves an award because he totally was there and supportive thru all of that stuff… which happened in their first year of marriage. Talk about a honeymoon buster.

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So yeah… that’s why I Relay. I relay cuz I know what it’s like. I relay because while there may not be a chance for a cure for me, there totally is a chance for a cure for a lot of other people out there and I want them to have that chance. We’re all on this ride together and if we don’t help others, who will? So come get on the crazy magic bus with me and let’s beat this thing… oh.. Alia’s driving… you have been warned.

All Aboard The Magic Bus

Corvi Ashdene

The Faire Shrine

While wandering in the woods one day I came across the ruins of what appeared to be a shrine. While venturing closer I wondered what, or who, this shrine had been for. It seemed odd for it to be hiding in this wilderness with no one around.

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The first thing that struck me was the amount of detail on the statues surrounding the shrine. The Fauns looked as if they might come alive and leap into action at any moment and it felt like I could hear the ringing from the horns they were blowing. The unicorn stood between them with a quiet dignity all of it’s own. It was only then that I realized that all three of them were holding a ball with glowing letters on them. “Why, this much be a shrine for Fantasy Faire!” I cried, “a place where one can remember the Faire for ever. ”

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Stepping past the statues I made my way up the stairs to gaze upon the pool inside the shrine. Sparkling lights of magic swirled around it leaving me with a sense of wonder and awe.

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Motion to the side caught my eye and I turned to look, wide eyed, at the statue that had appeared beside the shrine. Swirling around the couple locked together was glowing magic water. Truly the Faire Magic was strong here.

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What is all this stuff?

Windlight used: Annan Adored: Light Explosion III

Leaping Faun Statues: MeadowWorks at Fantasy Faire found on The Rose sim

Golden Unicorn Statue: MeadowWorks at Fantasy Faire found on The Rose sim

Fantasy WayShrine: HarshLands at Fantasy Faire found on Raven’s Perch sim

The Healing Statue: HarshLands at Fantasy Faire found on Raven’s Perch sim

MG – Skybox – Mystic Forest 60x30x24 Skybox – v2: Mindgardens Creations at Fantasy Faire found on Chaddul Ro sim