Monday, 30 March 2015

Island In The Sun

When we take a vacation, one of the biggest attractions isn't just the sun, it's the freedom to turn your mind off and not worry about the normal day to day things, like wearing a watch, or checking email.
Maybe you like a little bit of drinking, and don't want to wait for something silly like 5pm to start. Beer is for breakfast wen you're on vacation!
And maybe, just maybe, your idea of a vacation is like Billy's.
(2nd photo after the cut)

"Island In The Sun" by Weezer
When you're on a holiday
You can't find the words to say
All the things that come to you
And I wanna feel it too

On an island in the sun
We'll be playing and having fun
And it makes me feel so fine
I can't control my brain

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Almost Cut My Hair

When you've had a couple friends bugging you to adopt a shorter haircut, and then you randomly find a Barber Shop, maybe you suddenly have a great idea for a photo!
As luck would have it, the Metro set from Apple Fall came out just as I was thinking about how to set everything up, and it completed the scene perfectly.
And now, I will run my fingers through my long hair and wave to Katya & Skye, then pick up my guitar while avoiding the haircut for a little while longer.

"Almost Cut My Hair" performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Almost cut my hair, it happened just the other day.
It's getting' kinda long, I coulda said it wasn't in my way.
But I didn't and I wonder why, I feel like letting my freak flag fly,
Cause I feel like I owe it to someone.

Location > DERAILED
Guitar, Easel and Subway Entrance > Apple Fall - Metro  *new at TLC*
Pose > Del May - Wallet Reach

Hair > Exile - Give Away Your Secrets
Shirt & Pants > ::K:: - Chillin Kurta & Pants *new at Shiny Shabby*
Shoes > FATEstep - Nylon Chucks
Body & Skin > TMP Deluxe with Tableau Vivant Appliers

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Take Your Time

I love to explore beautiful sims that my friends have shared with me. And it's especially cool to find one that allows rezz, which seems to be pretty rare.
L'Arc en Ciel is wonderfully landscaped, and has many different area to explore or take photos. They require group membership to rezz, at a modest 100L$, but it's well worth it if that modest amount helps the sim owner to keep the land open. In fact, I'd happily join several land groups just to know I could freely add items to a scene to get the photos I want.
The windlight used isn't the region default (I needed the shadow just right), but the default was pretty as well.
Go visit L'Arc en Ciel, and don't forget to donate to beautiful sims if you can!

"Take Your Time" by Sam Hunt
I don't know if you were looking at me or not
You probably smile like that all the time
And I don't mean to bother you but
I couldn't just walk by
And not say hi

Pose > Kuro In Motion - Strangers
Location > L'Arc en Ciel

Hair > Exile - Give Away Your Secrets hair
Body/Head > TMP Deluxe Body with Tableau Vivant Skin Appliers
Shorts > Swagga - Kingdom Shorts
Boots > Swagga - Kingdom Boots *Swagga items NEW at Level Up event*
Sword > Swagga - Keyblade
Necklace > RealEvil - ReVox Sinful Necklace *New at Men Only Monthly*

Bag of Fish > Ohmai - Bloopie Goldfish Bag
Body > Belleza - Venus
Hair > Exile - Electric Soul
Shorts > Blueberry - Ripped Denim Shorts
Top > Tee*fy - Joan Boyfriend's Tank Top

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sun Daze

I was feeling lazy, so I took a lazy photo, and added a lazy song.
My garage is a favourite spot to just sit around, so reading a book seemed like a totally natural thing to do there, laying in the sun.
The corner stool from Kuro, new at Consensual, has 3 book poses and several adult couples poses (unrelated to reading).
I'm wearing new hair from Exile, and shades and a necklace from the Men's Only Monthly event.
And now, it's time to work on my laid back, and get my Sun Daze on.

"Sun Daze" by Florida Georgia Line
But all I wanna do today is wear my favorite shades and get stoned
Work a little less, play a little more
That's what this day is for
And all I wanna do is lace my J's and lay some Jack in my Coke
Work on my lay back, ain't nothin' wrong with
Gettin' my sun daze on, gettin' my sun daze on

Book Stool w/Pose > Kuro - Corner Stool *New at Consensual Adult version*
Garage, Gas Pump, Bike > Consignment - The Garage Collection (Gacha)
Mounted Bow > Kuro - Lara's Bow *new at Level Up*

Hair > Exile - Give Away Your Secrets hair
Body/Head > TMP Deluxe Body with Tableau Vivant Skin Appliers
Track Pants > Xin - Sweatpants *New at Men's Dept*
Necklace > RealEvil - ReVox Sinful Necklace *New at Men Only Monthly*
Sunglasses > Meva - Cubes Shades *New at Men Only Monthly*

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Cherry Waves

A new round of TLC just opened, and I met up with my friend Kaelyn and toured the event. We saw the anchors from United Colors and she laughed and suggested they'd make a good photo without clothing, since they cover all the naughty bits.
Being the shy guy that I am, it took a bit of convincing, but sure, why not!

If you get a chance, go see TLC's new build!

"Cherry Waves" by Deftones
You hang anchors over my neck
I liked it at first
But the more you you laughed, the crazier I came

And the waves suck you in, and you drown

If like you should sink down beneath
I'll swim way swim down. Would you?

Is that what you want?
Well that's what you've got

Pose > Rack Poses - On The Right Track
Luggage > Frogstar - Transient Luggage
Boat > Consignment - Starboard Speed Boat

On Both > United Colors > Bon Voyage Anchor necklaces *NEW AT TLC*

Hair > Exile - Take It Easy
Body/Head > TMP - Deluxe Mesh Body and Head
Skin Appliers > Tableau Vivant - Felix

Hair > Truth - Avena
Body > Maitreya Mesh
Skin > Lara Hurley - Elea

Flying High Again

Well, surprise everyone, I'm going to actually blog at least 3 times in a week, this will be the first time since forever!
Berry's meme this week is What Is Your Perception of Second Life? and she asks for a video of our favourite place, and asks way too many questions. But I'm up for the challenge, so I made my first video ever. Now, let's get to the questions:

What is your perception of Second Life? 
It's a place to have fun, create, explore and socialize. There's something for everyone, because you can do anything you like!

Do you feel the portrayal or reputation Second Life seems to have in the mainstream media is justified? 
Nope, but they need to sensationalize things to sell ads. Or maybe I'm cynical?

Do you talk about your Second Life with your real life friends and family?
No, it's my personal getaway from the real world. it wouldn't be an escape otherwise.

What is your most favorite thing to do in Second Life?
Laugh and talk with friends while doing whatever we want to do.

Flying High Again by Ozzy Osbourne

I can see through mountains, watch me disappear
I can even touch the sky
Swallowing colours of the sound I hear
Am I just a crazy guy (you bet)

Mamma's gonna worry
I've been a bad, bad boy
No use sayin' sorry
It's something that I enjoy

If you could be inside my head
You'd see that black and white is read
Flying high again
Flying high again

Balloon > Plethora *New at TLC* .....go get one!
Lovation > An Lar Estates .. come for a visit!

Saturday, 14 March 2015

End Of The Beginning

Earlier this week, Berry posted a new meme called First & Recent Challenge.

I replied in her comment section that I'd posted a photo comparing my avatar to an early version last spring right here for another meme, but I've decided to try it again just for kicks. I'm comparing now my first blog photo with a new photo, which isn't going to be a drastic difference since I've only been blogging for a couple years.
When I started blogging, mesh was here. I was just learning how play with shadows and windlights. I haven't change my style much I don't think, I still prefer to leave the photo mostly untouched, using the tools available in the viewer to add colour and lighting. Since October 2012, the biggest advance has been mesh bodies. Seriously though, it's still not really a thing for guys. By my count women have 4 fantastic options for bodies, and men... at this moment it's one. Hopefully that will change!
Since this is my first time with a fully mesh body (even if you can't see it this time), I'm considering this the end of the beginning phase of my SL blogging experience.

Black Sabbath - "End Of The Beginning"
Is this the end of the beginning?
Or the beginning of the end?
Losing control or are you winning?
Is your life real or just pretend?

Regeneration of your cyber sonic soul.
Transforming time and space beyond control;
Rise up resist and be the master of your fate.
Don't look back live for today - tomorrow is too late.

new Billy
Pose > An Lar - Constant 5 (new male poses)
Body/Head - TMP - Deluxe Mesh
Skin Appliers - Tableau Vivant - Felix
Shirt/Sweater/Tie - FATEwear - Cooper
Hair - Exile - Take It Easy
Location - "Billy's Garage" at An Lar Estates

old Billy - see original post