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Cathedral in the sky

Cathedral in the sky

Hello from ChouChou! When I read that the beloved ChouChou sim was closing last week, my first thought was, “it’s still online?!” Apparently so, and now Linden Lab is trying to save it.

I’m pretty sure everyone with a last name in SL has visited ChouChou at least once. If you haven’t, you should go before it closes (but it may be saved!). I have visited this sim half a dozen times in the past decade, and I NEVER knew there was a cathedral in the sky until I read about it last week.

Cathedral in the sky
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SLink Dynamic Hands

SLink Dynamic Hands have arrived! If you love bento mesh heads, you’ll love these dynamic (aka bento) hands. I haven’t tried the other bento hands on the grid, cos I was waiting for a release for a body that I do own, like SLink or Maitreya. The bento update is free, if you already own SLink avatar enhancement hands; go to the SLink store to get a re-delivery.

At the moment, the only poses available are the standard ones from SLink hands, but more poses are coming soon. I love that switching hand poses is now done through a HUD – so no more switching hands for different poses, there’s only one pair to wear. The movements are super smooth, and the ‘relaxed’ hands even have subtle finger movements to add more realism.

SLink Dynamic Hands

Do you wear any bento hands? What types of poses would you like to see made for them? Let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

Entwined – Melanie
Teefy – Hadley Cut Out Top (Lavender) @ Collabor88
Blueberry – Cake Leggings

Valentine

Valentine

Rewind is upon us, and you’re definitely going to find me among one of the people rushing in to buy cool stuff there! There’s a lot of stuff in this picture due to me trying to decorate my backgrounds more, but check out the teen band posters in the back! You can get these Spice Girls and hair band inspo posters at Rewind, which opens tomorrow. There’s some other cool stuff out by RC Cluster and other brands at new events too, which I’ll list in the credits below.

Now, check out this awesome bento pose HUD. It’s gonna give Catwa a run for its money, right? This facial expression HUD is by Happy Dispatch, and is only 480L at SaNaRae. You can control eye and mouth settings separately… you can even adjust the extremity of each pose! Everything from subtle smirks to goofy smiles can be created. It’s a must-have for every blogger.

Happy Dispatch Bento Expression HUD

Do you like when bloggers list everything they decorated with in their pictures, or just what they’re wearing? Let me know! I’ve challenged myself to create more intricate pictures this year and this means more stuff you might want to know the credits for, as a result. I’m fine either way with your preference!

What I’m Wearing:
Lelutka Simone Bento Head
Pink Fuel Doll v2 skin
Lamb – Cat Rider
Luas – Cute And Creepy Headband (free at Gacha Garden)
RC Cluster – Storytime Book (at C88)
Addams – Electra Denim Short
Kauna – Safety Glasses
Tres Blah – Fitted Tee (group gift)

Decor:
Cabinet and heater by Custom Style Motors (zarege.resident)
Posters by RC Cluster (Rewind event)
Clock and text by Zerkalo
Lovecard Collector Bucket by RC Cluster (The Playroom event item)
Heart in a jar by Junk Food (gift from Gacha Garden)

You Shall Not Pass This Place; The Spirits Forbid You.

Freedom! Cut me loose!

Have you ever felt more in touch with yourself when embracing your culture’s garb? I felt pretty awesome today donning a virtual recreation of Mardi Gras Indian Queen headwear (that I made myself) for the Avatars Against Trump challenge. Behind me is a combined veve that represents the voodoo loas of Baron Samedi and Maman-Brigitte.

These two ancient spirit-gods represent love and death. Death, in tarot, doesn’t just mean the literal interpretation of someone’s life ending. It also means change. Anything that dies and isn’t a person but is a thing (a project, a relationship, a sim) will end, but will possibly change into something else.

If you approach the gods and ask for death or change, don’t do it lightly. Ask for justice and let the gods do as they will. Otherwise, you might not get the change you’re looking for.

In this picture, I ask for the Baron not to dig America’s grave. Remember, what is not a person and “dies” will undergo a change… and I very much feel the change the country undergoes will not be good if current events continue.

Where the Baron either admits or denies a soul to proceed to the next world, Maman-Brigitte is a healer and loa of love. I must say that with our country being as torn as it is now, we have a lot of love to employ and healing to do.

You can participate in the Avatars Against Trump Challenge here.

Dance

You have to get the new dance pole from Dutchie if you love dancing in SL! I threw so many parties with the Sine Wave dances that this brings back a lot of memories. I remembered that Melanie and I were always dancing when we were noobs; I just know she would be thrilled to with this updated dance pole. I was never a stripper dancer in SL, but I craved animations cos our avatars were so awkward and stiff.

I saw a video that Dutchie posted on her Flickr, and felt inspired to do my own. I haven’t made a video in a long time, so my editing is sloppy but it was a super fun project! I hope you guys like it!

Filmed at my home, if you want to see a “house tour” let me know in the comments!

What I’m Wearing:

Magika – Heartbeat
Ricielli – Julia Minitop (Off White)
Teefy – Misty Lacey Shorts (Prims)
Ingenue – Melisande Heels (Pearl)
yolk – Bunny Earrings

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