Friday, March 27, 2009

What Can Happen in a Week?

It's been a little while since I blogged last, and I have to say that time in SL is very strange. One year is like 5 almost. One evening seems like a whole week, sometimes. It's a great way to extend one's life, lol. It's hard to imagine that I am about a one and a half years old, seeing how far I've come. I've learned a lot, experienced a lot, experimented a lot, and made many dear friends whom I never would have expected to even meet without SL. So despite the lags and rhinocerous-like inventory system some of the other pitfalls, I am very happy to have SL in my life. I do catch myself sometime in RL doing some SL stuff, like when commenting on fb or whatever, sometimes I might type "/me is happy to hear this" and expecting my name to pop up automatically, lol.

Great things have happened to me since I last blogged in. I've slowed down on club-goings recently, only attending one of Tiger's Islands after-contest parties, which turned into a Pretty in Pink theme. I haven't been to Premier for a while, or Atlantis, or IBGC, or some of the others I went to almost regularly. This leaves me a little sad, because I'm missing out on some good times with some great people. I do not want to lose touch with anyone, and I fear that may happen. I hope not. There are lots of good people.

One sad note. Aasha Aeon passed away in RL this past week. I did not know her very well, but I've met her at some of Chiaroscuro's events and still I will mourn for her. She was an artist, and her gallery is found on Sephoria. Her partner is Lorant Criss, and he is preparing a memorial service for her, sometime this next week. Greville has decided to keep her house intact as a tribute to her, which I think is a very fine idea. I wish I could have known her better.
In my last post, A Return, I mentioned that I was re-establishing my fantasical roots. I had been a satyr for a very long time, and when clubbing, I'm hooman. Lately I've dusted off the centaur av and have been doing that for a while. I mentioned the armor, which I still haven't taken a pic of for my hard drive (oy vey!) I've gone to Avilion a few more times, and the other night I discovered a very active fantasy community in The Seven Islands (Isles?, sheesh, I should take better notes), which is light rp, which I much more prefer. OCC's are fine, anachronistic talk is fine, etc. all you have to do is be playful. Seven Islands is connected to a massive fantasy continent, (guesstimating 25 sims) and I hope to do more exploring. I've met many new friends and this new arena seems to have given me a revitalization with SL. Last night I met up with Rammy and Opacus at one of the campfires there and we met many of the residences and regulars. It was a little hard, because we were trying to talk about some RL stuff, but it was excellent to meet the people too, so after juggling seven (I think that's a record for me!) IMs and keeping up with local chat which was filled with 4 different conversations, I was exhausted and a little lost, but happy.

One other thing has done the same thing. In my last post, I mentioned a cute little fae. That cute little fae has done something to me. He has stolen my heart! and I ain't pressing charges. After Rammy logged off, Opacus and I went to his new home, which still has cardboard boxes strewn aboutand looks mostly like an immense beach, and we walked around, and I carried him on a long beach run (as I was still centaur) and we reached the top of a hill. I was very tired from all the socializing earlier, but I wanted to spend some time with him alone, and this was the perfect opportunity. We held each other, and we kissed, and then....

I don't know. Maybe I was very tired from the activities. Maybe my defenses were down. Maybe I actually spoke what I felt (which is odd for me, I'm usually pretty reserved about expressing my feelings) because my new life is allowing me to enjoy myself and do for myself. I have no regrets at all. I thought that I might, Was it too soon after breaking up with Rico? What about my other friends whom I have gotten very close to? Do I really want this?

Yes. Last night Opacus and I became offical boyfriends. And my heart sings! do not know what is around the corner, not entirely sure how this come to be, but in the moment, now, Opacus is my steady, and I cannot wait to see him again!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Return...

I haven't been to many clubs of late. A couple here and there, but not much. Lately I've re-established some ties to my fantasy roots some. For the past week I'vebeen making armor for my centaur, and I've visited Farhaven and Avilion and Glimmer. I've been hanging out more in Chiaroscuro as well. I've rediscovered my spellfire bow, and have even thought about dusting off my old wand.

Not really sure why we do what we do, but here's a hint for mine: cute li'l blonde fae named Opacus. I met him on Chiaro maybe three weeks ago, when Iwas hanging out with a few friends. He just walked up in his gorgeous deep blue skin (from Fallen Gods, not that I'm endorsing them or anything, just if you wanted a reference.) He was so kind and sweet and unpresuming. THAT's the kinda guy for me. Not pushy in the least. Each night I've been looking to seeing him more than the next night. THAT must mean something, eh? And when I found out he was based in Avilion, I had to do some thinking: How was I to get to Avilion?

Avilion is for serious RPpers. I am not into serious RPing. I like to play with my persona, but I don't like a lot of the rules that are imposed on Rping. Like dress codes. ick.. In Avilion, everyone must wear a shirt. Uh.. ok.. I'm a satyr or a centaur, most of the time, and they don't wear clothes. But read the rules... Crap,, so I've been centaur and I put on a medieval type shirt. Looked stupid, felt constraining.. Tried another one. Nah.. I couldn't get it. So, I thought about the Narnia movies, and remembered the centaurs in those often wore armor. Hey, that'd work ok. so I went to building armor. (I'm not done.. hopefully sometime this week I'll be finished. I'll take a pic). I also went searching in some of the medieval shops for a decent shirt to wear under the armor.. I finally found one, but the polace was so laggy that I wound up buying two sets because my comp froze right after I clicked "buy" and I was so frustrated I hit the "buy" button again. Grr... fortunately it wasn't too expensive. But since I wasn't done with the armor, Opacus and I went to Avilion he in his fae outfit and me assatyr with (grr..) a shirt and pants on. I felt like a kid on school picture day, tugging on my collar and itching my pants. But I wanted to visit his home, so I did it.

Avilion is beautiful. There are many hidden corners and wide open spaces. Very romantic place. And active too. There was a drum circle going on at the time, but we avoided that,as there were some niches that Opac wanted to show me. I'll go again, I'm sure, and I want to show off my centaur armor, for def.

When does someone decide when the person they are with is the one they want to be with? I really want to know. I wasn't really looking to hitch up with anyone, but I do know I want to spend more time with Opacus.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Random Album Art

Last post I put up were about odd album covers.. Currently on facebook, I got a link about creating your own random album.. I'm gonna share mine here. I'm including the entirety of the note, so you could do it yourself.. Some of the ones I've seen are pretty good.

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More... Read More”or click first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"or click The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”or click Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

(regarding #4: I used Microsoft paint, as I don't really have a good photoshop program)

Here's mine:

Some of these are pretty cool.. This one is so-so. lol.. but it's totally random!