I am challenging you. Do you accept?

I challenge you, but you have to read it to see if you can do it.

I started blogging not too long ago, but not exactly yesterday, so I know some things, but try to be safe and say….on going learner in practice because I learn so much from all of you.  I know some of us may not be close, so my question might be considered personal, but I’m going to ask it away.  Do you think SL blogs are on there way out?  Do you read them? Or have you navigated over to Flickr and given up your blogosphere?

I have lots of questions as you can see.  I like to be a paradox, so bear with me.  As a consumer, Flickr is nice. You see. You click. You sometimes fave (or perhaps cringe–NSFW pics do that, especially when not prepared).  You even comment.  It seems so easy.  So, can someone tell me why I should blog too?  Most of the amazing blogging community houses their pictures on Flickr, and most of the creators do the same.  AND some creators even acknowledge they don’t look at blogs anymore (source plurk).  Then, there is this new obstacle to become a blogger for an event or a creator: how many flickr favs can you garnish in 24 hours.

I am not really sure how I feel about it. So, I leave it in your hands.  There is no survey. There is no multiple choice quiz. You just have to comment.  Show your influence.  If I get no comments, then why in the world would I use this space. I get more comments on Flickr.  But, if you think blogs have a place still, sound off.  Tell me. Show me.  Do you buy things you find on blogs? Do you visit stores you find on blogs? Are blogs relevant? As someone who recently undertook managing a brand, I understand the need to be everywhere.  It is hard to make a name for yourself, but does it matter if nobody is there?  I am knocking folks. Will you answer?

*New Items*
The Secret Store – Carmen Midkini/Top and Bottom – Tropical – Fitted @ Collabor88
Pose by An Lar-Kneeled Series @ We
::Exile::Under The Sun with Hair Sticks Accessory @
Zaara [Goa party] : Retro sunglasses *rosegold-pink* (ty Lyrical!)
@ The Arcade
LISP – Mesh – Summer Punch Modern Deck Chair @
Other Credits:
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-KARIN v1.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3, Hands & Feet
[Brixley] Haze Eyes – mint
.: Standby Inc. – Beach Radio [Bubblegum]
[ARIA] Martina decorative lemonade tray
Sari-Sari – Summer House – Towel Crate
PILOT – Inflatable Table/Ottoman & Chair
~silentsparrow~ & Schadenfreude RAYGUN! (noisy cricket)
:::SGB::: VCO Gacha – jelly water gun (yellow)
The Loft – Verona Pool
erratic / home – drink / margarita
DeeTaleZ *Appliers* LeLuka Heads “Face Dove” Nordic

Level up.

You have until July 5th to shop at a new event called Level Up. Level Up bases their themes around all things gaming.  The first theme is Racing Games, so you will find lots of checkers…which of course inspired my post!  There are tons of fun poses including the set I am featuring from An Lar Poses.  Kuso put out some very cute wall lights inspired by games, and I picked up Cae’s necklace (although hard to see), but includes a gem encrusted flame. Finally, you can find Consignment’s Soda Machine modeled in the shape of a vintage gas pump. Very creative!   The rest of the credits are below!  Take time out of your day to Level Up!

an lar [poses] Ready! Set! Go! @ Level Up Event
an lar ready set go_001

The Scene:
Trompe Loeil – Aeronaut Chair Black PG-@ Men’s Department
[Con.] Boneyard Soda Machine – Red- @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Cross check rug GACHA @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Go box light GACHA @ Level Up Event
Kuro [RACE!] – Start box light GACHA @ Level Up Event
RO – Speed Demon Helmet – Fury – Closed (Materials) @ Level Up Event
HIDEKI – String Bookshelf -June Arcade item
RO – Snowboard – ABSOLUTE
:CP: Earnst TV
PILOT – Feeny Food Tray – Warehouse
Kuro [Wooden toys gacha] – Car
-tb- Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
{sa} Scarlet Apple My Wood Small Side Table Rich Wood
Scarlet Creative – For Eku The Retreat Prefab
!Ohmai: NomNom Barstool [Jammy Dodger / TypeA]
TA Pizza Set
The Outfit:
::Para Designs:: Butterfly Medley Black Medium
Blueberry Phoebe *Mesh* Studded Shorts S Denim Dark
Cae :: Flame :: Necklace @ Level Up Event
CATWA HAIR Savannah V1 [S]
erratic / sarah – wedges / yellow @ Summerfest ’14
Has Been – Boardwalk Swimsuit Top Small Curvy
IKON Spectral Eyes (right) – Clarity
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual –
Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance)- Mid
-Glam Affair – Cassia – Asia – 08 A @ Creation.JP
an lar [poses] Ready! Set! Go! Pose Set including flags @ Level Up Event
Location: Motorcity Race Track


Pose-Curio Obscura-Pin Up-Seated 04

I got the boyfriend’s letter jacket, the cheer bow, heels that you should never wear in high school (nor skirt for that matter), and my phone. I am ready to learn!

I am way behind on what is new and current in the last three weeks because I took a blogging break, but I am slowly trying to get back at it.  Slowly.  Of course, there will be my life long companions forever: GOS shoes.  I think they might have made it into my top three items I will take to a deserted island, bumping out drinking water.   My jacket is from Sheep Door, and I have no idea when it was released, but it is super cute.  My hair is last week’s release from Truth Hair.  Ra Ra. The rest I just bought for this photo or found in my inventory, including Adorkable’s Call Me series.  Sadly, there were no sitting poses with it,  but I got to use the cool phone.

Sophee Mojo


Adorable Poses-Cell Phone *from Call Me series
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes
Slink-Mesh Hands-Casual and Point
Sheep Door-Stadium Jacket-Black
Tee*fy Basics-High Waist Short Denim Skirt-Original
Gos-Sophia Peeptoe-Black
Pink Fuel-Yum Bubblegum
the Skinnery-Lovers Eye-Storm *NEW
Glam Affair-Amberly-America-02

Other: Map-Pilot’s Travelers Map & Realist Tek’s Whiteboard Set, Bag by TokiD

The Arcade: Revisiting Childhood

Me, as I unpack my Arcade stuff…I just snapped a quick picture using DOF with my wand and footie pajamas.  Um, if I had all the money in the world, I would still be at The Arcade trying to collect every single wand and jammie out there:

The Arcade

So, as I started to unpack, I realized I had tons of stuff. I just cleaned out my inventory a couple weeks ago, and this gacha thing made a serious mess. But, I had so much fun in the process that I didn’t care.  I don’t think I got one thing that I set out to get, but it didn’t matter, and I ended up loving the items I did get.   In a few months time I won’t remember any of that, but I will remember how The Arcade made me feel like a kid again.




On Me:
Cracked Mirror-Footie Pajamas-Sprinkles @Arcade
Truth-Skai w/Roots-Seaspray
Maxi Gossamer-Eyelashes-Assorted-Mesh
Noodles-Purest Snow-Tiara-Silver/Ruby @Arcade
Pididdle-My Special Treasures-Unicorn Tears @Arcade
Curio Obscura-Stellar Fairy Wand @Arcade
The Skinnery-Sophia-Woodstock-Honey
Ikon-Eternal Eyes-Patina

The Arcade Items:
Sway’s-Spirit Pendumlum Clock
Katat0nik-Green-Art Bunny
ADD-Assorted Snowglobes
The Secret Store-Tiny Satchel-Mint
Curio Obscura-Assorted Wands
Standby Inc-Retro Headphones
Aux-Fly Free-Slate
Pilot-Assorted Christmas Village (or trees because I only got trees. lol)
Noodles- Assorted Tiaras
LaRoo-Shearling Boots-Violet
Monso-My Fancy Flats-Round Cat
Tres Blah-Pastry Mania-Macarons
Miamai-Deer Pink Hat
Schadenfreude-vouboo: mewbit
Olive-I’ll Fix your harddrive Techi Pet Rock
Floorplan-Gumball Machine, Species Silohoutte/Ostrich
Glow-Studio Birdy Glasses-Gold
HANDverk-Dormouse Chair
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Paris the Chicken
Art Dummy!- for winter conversations-chair one-pink

Other Items:
Cheeky Pea: Sweetwater Room
Floorplan-Assorted books
Y’s House-Rug- Linen
North West-Cushy Pouf-Blue (no longer available)
LISP-Cloche Lantern, Hot Chocolate, Window Mirror, Twinkle Hanging Stars, Pansy Puff
Art Dummy!-Once-Bookends, Once-Cabinets with Lanterns
Fatewear-“Friendship Bear”
MMG-mesh: Wall decoration-Picture Frames