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
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.
(Prom photo links below the cut.)
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 ~
…do blog challenges. But when I do…
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)
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
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
2012 ~ BLUSH Response
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 ~