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Second Life Versus Reality – The Truth Behind The Photos

Sunday night Vibes

I thought it might be fun to do a weekly blog about SL V RL. I dunno , lets see how it goes! This train of thought begun while I was taking the photo above – arranging Player and I, choosing clothes, getting the lighting just right etc etc, then editing it a little to make it look all “glowy and pretty” – not the best photo I’ve ever taken for sure. We appear to be all relaxed and just enjoying some Sunday time together to all intents & purposes – right? The reality is far from the image though. Player had a toothache that was bothering him, and had broken his glasses. I had the weekend from hell, working and taking naps when I could between appointments. We were both SO tired (and a little grumpy with each other). Yet we show these images, is it a buffer from reality? Do others see our images and think “oh they look so happy in their SL”, perhaps they are just noticing how my foot is embedded in the seat and thinking “she could’ve at least adjusted her pose” – who knows.

Focus

For me Second Life is an escape from my actual life. 15 years of escaping or relaxing to another place where there are no family feuds, no wars, bloated stomach days, financial worries (hello pandemic!) I can always find a perfect beach to sit on, there is no pollution in the water or dogs poo to worry about stepping in. My main thoughts today are “you never know what someone is going through in their real life”, their SL presents a pretty photo to share , it might not be that the other side of the SL lens. Bear it mind , try to be positive in your interactions with others.

Happy Monday ❤

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Just for the Guys (Free & cheap)

Player raided the sYs market place store – everything is around the $1 – 10 L mark, some great guys stuff included. These are the “Chester” jeans @ $1L – great fit ! Fits included are: Signature
Slink
TMP

He also found this vest top which has a cool tucked in and layered feel to it from Umbrellafun for just $19L. Fits included are:

 FitMesh Body for Slink Physique

– FitMesh Body for Signature Gianni

Jeans

Vest

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Guys gift & cheapies

Player scoured the market place and came up trumps with a few items above. The jacket and shirt comes in five classic mesh sizes and is by Dark Underground for just $1L. The pants are by Electric feel and come with a vest top for just $30L – mesh sizes XS – XL. The sneakers are from a dollarbie outfit by Who Cares posted previously.

Dark Underground outfit

Electric Feel pants

Who Cares outfit sneakers inc.

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Who Cares? At $1L we do !

Player found this outfit on the market place for just $1L ! Its by Who Cares and in the pack you’ll find the following:

• Mesh Black jacket with skull shirt xs-xl
• Mesh Black Jeans xs-xl
• Gray Jeans (no mesh) with belt and with sculpty roll upp cuffs
• Mesh Sneakers resizable
• Mesh Necklace
• Mesh Beanie hat
• Alpha layers

Now I’ve been moaning about sculpties in outfits but I honestly couldn’t tell the cuffs on these jeans were sculpted! The whole look is super cool, even if you get it and pull it apart to use bits of it, its a steal. Love the sneakers & hat!

Who Cares outfit

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Look who’s here with a great deal for the guys !

Player has been doing an overhaul of his wardrobe for the last week – I wish I had his perseverance ! He has also been snooping on the market place and found this really cool outfit for just $30L , heres the details:

Jacket in 3 styles (open, with shirt and with turtleneck). All in a brown tint. Brown suit pants and a pair of worn shoes. Jacket comes in 2 versions of fitted mesh and the 5 classic sizes. Pants comes in 5 classic sizes and belt option. Shoes are regular modifyable.

He also bought the same outfit in black – which we both agreed was even nicer. The jacket and pants are seperates, its not one of those put-it-all-on at once kinda deals, so you can change the shoes, pants, jacket with your existing gear. Player has a Slink body, a size M and the fitmesh option were great sizes for him. The store is called Electric Feel worth a look for the girls clothes too.

Electric Feel

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Oh dear – and then he fell asleep !

Soooo it was Player and I’s 11th SL wedding Anniversary yesterday – I cant quite believe it myself – how on EARTH has he put up with me for all these years! It can get difficult to think of new and meaningful ways to show your love after eleven years – and Player always puts me to shame in the gift giving stakes for ALL occasions damm him lol. Soooo I was pretty excited as I figured Id stumbled upon something really super coolio for him – I also had a back up fail safe plan of a suit – I always buy him suits, he must get bored bless his heart. Player  really does spoil me – seriously he does and he is the most brilliant shopper – never fails to find funny things to make me smile and glamorous things to make me pretty, this year was no different , BUT – I surely had it in the bag with my perfect gift right? I was so excited but there was a fly in the ointment, there were TWO of “it” and I couldn’t decide which one to buy. I had to get him to the store , spoil the surpise but ensure he had the perfect “one”.

OH! Btw the “thing” was a boat – not an ordinary boat oh no…a super duper does everything/you can live/play/sail sort of a boat. Now, I must explain a small detail  about shopping with my man – he does like to take his time. You’d think after eleven years I would’ve got used to this – but no – it always takes me by surprise, if only I could learn to enjoy the buying process as much as he seems too !

The boat buying was interspersed with me giddily opening gifts that he was buying me on the market place and that I HAD to try on right away (see? I am never patient) Dresses, jewels, even omg a HORSE – that’s a whole other story) There was card opening, cake eating – periods of us both fetching snacks and drinks, turning on fans etc etc. Anyhoooo we headed back to the boat shop to look at just one more model and ask a few questions – I lovingly turned to my man and whispered something like “Soooo Big Boy – whats it going to be”……… to be met with absolute silence. I waited for about 10 minutes, wondering if hed gone to the loo, was fetching a drink…nothing. Decided to look at some more boats on the Market place , about 20 minutes rolllllled by…he had fallen asleep, then woken up – presumably with drool on his cheek and a soggy sofa cushion. I hadn’t actually noticed the time but it was 2am ‘ish – poor guy !

More boat shopping tomorrow (allegedly)

Happy Anniversary Sugahpop !

 

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A Decade…already?

Oh my mushy heart, I just had to record something today, it prolly wont mean much to anyone but me and my SL  but !

Ten years ago today Player and I had our Second Life wedding. Where did all that time go? People say SL is a “game”, that everyone is fake and hiding a secret. I have to disagree. Not just because of what today is but also because of my SL friend “Zan”. I actually met Zan before Player (feels weird saying their SL names when in my head I always call them their real names) I love their faces , their hearts and of course how they make me laugh until I think I might faint. So today its a happy Anniversary for a wedding and for friendship !

Nothing could be more “real” than both of their love and friendships – through ups and downs, highs and lows – they have both been there.

So many memories, laughs, tears and emotions – a Decade of them. ❤

Oh I HAD to slip this in ! Zan as our bridesmaid – purtyyyy lol