Now Juana Is Eight

We have changed, yet are still the same.


2007 ~ Nexus Prime


2008 ~ Ironjaw


2009 ~ Ironjaw


2010 ~ Ashvasta, The Wastelands


2011 ~ Ashvasta, The Wastelands


2012 ~ Ashvasta, The Wastelands


2013 ~ Ironjaw


2014 ~ Ironjaw

The happiest of rezdays Juanita! <3<3<3


A Formal Affair

Last weekend SLuniverse,

founded and operated by Cristiano Midnight,

celebrated ten years online with a two day prom and party.


It was a formal affair.


So I went formal.


I like to fit in.


Thank you Cris, Munch, Bard, the DJs, and everyone who helped, took pictures, and attended.

You rock!

(Prom photo links below the cut.)

Credits ~


Der Himmel über Berlin

Ich kann dich nicht sehen, aber ich weiß, dass du hier bist.

Ich fühle es.


Sie wurden um hängen seit ich hier bin.

Ich wünschte, ich könnte dein Gesicht sehen.


Nur in die Augen schauen und sagen Ihnen, wie gut es ist,

hier zu sein. Nur um etwas zu berühren.


Siehe, das ist kalt, das fühlt sich gut. Oder zu rauchen.

Haben Kaffee. Oder wenn Sie es gemeinsam zu tun, das ist fantastisch.


Oder zu zeichnen. Du weißt, du einen Bleistift nehmen und Sie machen eine dunkle Linie,

 dann machen Sie eine leichte Linie und zusammen ist es eine gute Linie.


Oder wenn Ihre Hände sind kalt und reiben Sie sie zusammen.

Siehe, das ist gut, das fühlt sich gut.


Es gibt so viele gute Dinge, aber du bist nicht hier.

Ich bin hier.


Ich wünschte, du wärst hier. Ich wünschte,

du könntest mit mir reden. . . denn ich bin ein Freund.


Details and Translation below ~


I don’t usually…

…do blog challenges.  But when I do…


…Strawberry Singh!

Details ~

Hair ~ Wasabi Pills ~ “Hawk mesh hair” – iceberg

Sunglasses~ Redgrave ~ “Aviators v.1.1”

Makeup ~ MOCK Cosmetics ~ “Mock and Mole”

Jacket ~ Nephilaine Protagonist ~ from the “AeroPD Flightsuit” – (no longer available)

Howl ~ the interrupted version

I saw the best avatars of my generation destroyed by lag, primless hysterical ruthed,

dragging themselves through the wounded Nexus streets at dawn looking for an angry Spider,


angel winged cyberpunks burning for the heavenly multi-plexed connection to the

smoking asset server in the Second Life night,

who jaggy and clouded and hollow-primmed and high sat up smoking in the pixdark of

Suffugium cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities contemplating Gomi dubstep,


who bared their brains to Snark under the rusty Iron Tree

and saw Fate (Artemis) staggering on the Last Round’s roof illuminated,

who passed through welcome areas with radiant eyes hallucinating blade runners

and altered carbon tragedy among the scholars of Jessie and Stanford,


who were banned from the info hubs for crazy

and typing obscene code on the servers of the forums,

who cowered in unrezzed rooms in underwear,

burning their Lindens in oil barrels and listening to the Club-in-a-box through the wall,


who ate prim sushi in paint hotels or drank Dr. Peppers in Hard Alley,

CPU death, or purgatoried their primcocks night after night

with dreams, with Snowcrash, with internet nightmares,

griefers and drama and endless gray goo,


incomparable blind streets of shuddering textures and lightning in the mind

leaping towards poles of Ross & Ahern, illuminating all the lag frozen world of Time between,

who chained themselves to TP points for the endless ride from Luna to holy Plum on pre-mesh

until the noise of Dominus Shadows and newbs brought them down shuddering


pixel-wracked and battered bleak of brain all drained of brilliance in the drear li



Details ~


An Avatar’s Progress

Rezdate ~ January 15 – 2006 ~ Ahern


2006 ~ Nexus Prime Cyberpunk


2007 ~ Masai


2008 ~ Wings of Desire


2009 ~ Club Girl


2010 ~ If I were Real


2011 ~ Breakmaker

blush response3

2012 ~ BLUSH Response


This Is How It Works ~ (For Acha)

Grady Echegaray, 30 March, 2011

Image 1 ~When Momo started strange pixels and invited me to post there, neither of us knew where the journey would take us, but we did know one thing. We knew that if there was one fashion blogger we wanted to try to be as good as, it was Acha. No one rocked it like her. One day, Acha gave a Garden Party and it was one of the highlights of my Second Life to be a part of it. From left to right ~ Allegory Malaprop, Violet Voltaire, ellantha Larsson, Mourna Biziou, hyasynth Tiramisu, Elusyve Jewell, Winter Jefferson, Achariya Maktoum, Grady Echegaray (Originally posted in Arcadia).

Image 2 ~ One of the really fun things to do as a fashion blogger is to do a shoot with another blogger. One of my favs is when Acha and Momo got together for Acha and Mourna in Severina. It didn’t hurt that they styled outfits by hya, a designer that we all love. Acha and Momo did 13 duets together.

Image 3 ~ When I first started in SL one of my first friends was Giuseppe Spicoli, who went on to become a great SL dj and a major contributor to the Suffugium and Wastelands communities. In one of those wonderful SL coincidences, I found out from Acha in our first visit together that not only were they great RL friends, but that Giu had been the one to introduce Acha to SL. One of my fav posts of Acha’s is Vaguely Incestuous Poseballing. (Best post title ever!)

Image 4 ~ Acha was never one to stay at home blogwise. She frequently reached out to the wider community of fashion bloggers for inspiration and blogging subjects and those subjects were frequently other fashion bloggers. With Acha, six degrees of separation was five degrees too many. Her “Not me” series eventually totalled 107.

Image 5 ~ One day I stumbled across the Kubrick Rooms by Rumpledink Robbiani. When I saw the Korova Milk bar complete with poseballs I knew what I had to do. I also knew that Acha needed to get in touch with her inner droogie and join Momo, myself and Winter on the bench at the back of the bar. It was a bit of the old ultra fashion.

Image 6 ~ One of my fondest memories of Acha is of the time we first met. She came over to my place and within a couple of minutes we were yakking away as if we had known each other for years. She has that way about her. I was not able to make her last post shoot but we were able to visit shortly after and I snuck a few pics. She was excited about spending more time exploring the virtual world we all love. She is a rock star. <3<3

Postscript below ~