Updating, moving –

The former is what I am going to do with my blog to get current again before fully diving back into my own blogging for SL.  The second one applies to what I have been doing in the last month or two as we switch houses from the old one.

I really have missed doing this, and mainly, I have been keeping up with Unrepentant as we are setting up a new blog and domain of its own there.

Social Networking: Plurk and Avatar Social Network

A pretty good article on two resources and fun sites to widen your blogging audience, so I will just put this here.

SL Blogger Support

In previous articles I have gotten into the use of Flickr and how to use it to expand your audience of your blog and this time I will cover two other Social Networks that are both heavily used by Second Life residents – bloggers, creators, artist and designers: Plurk and Avatar Social Network.
Maybe you have heard of them, maybe you are even active on one (or both), but I am sure a lot of fellow bloggers are not.

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Plurk
Yes, it is really named that way. People on Plurk are called ‘Plurkers’ and just like you tweet on Twitter, you well…plurk on Plurk.
Plurk (it is free)  is best decribed as some kind of Twitter, as the updates..sorry, plurks, are brief, usually accompanied with an image, link to a blog or a youtube.  The socalled:  micro blogging.

There are also mobile apps for Plurk, making it…

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Quick update

No fancy pictures and pretty words ..yet.  I just want to leave anyone that cares know that I have been dealing with medical issues and hospital time for myself and my better half.  This has lightened up this week to allow me to get back into catching with blogging.

I thank everyone in advance for any patience and understanding.

The Dreaded Blogger’s Block (And How You Can Deal With It!)

The Dreaded Blogger’s Block (And How You Can Deal With It!). — I found this a really great post to read and want to share it. It is by Kitty O’Toole, who has her own blog at http://www.kittywitchin.com.

As a blogger, I have had periods of blogger’s block where nothing seems to really inspire me. So, reading this is good to know that others have dealt with this as well as ways to deal with it.

 

 

The Lady’s Folly – A Tattered Page Tale

“There is love in me the likes of which you’ve never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied in the one, I will indulge the other.”
― Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Cursed Events, as can be seen in my blog, are among the events that I enjoy covering.  It is not because of the ‘swag’ that bloggers get as I often have no problem buying things that I enjoy.  That was one of the reasons that I endeavored to take up blogging in the first place with the desire to translate my enjoyment of the creativity within Second Life crafted by all the artists that tickle my muse to breathing and delight.  With the newest event series, “A Tattered Page“, this focus can be brought to light in just allowing the pictures to pull sentience from the dream and into things we see, but also words can be turned to the purpose. During this event, items from participating designers can be found in their stores with some others having put the items on marketplace as that was an option too.

As the saying goes, a picture can say a ‘thousand words’, but what we read often also invokes other feelings to desires from the audience when tailored with such intent.  As a writer that only lately turned to expression through images, this excited me, and so I will see what I can do.  Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley, has been a book that I have enjoyed reading in the past as well as even teaching in classes with what I really do.  I can understand if some hesitate at seeing one book celebrated at the center of an event, but when true lovers of that literature come forward, it is even more enjoyable to see what will result.

Beauty, betrayal, monsters, and what we find in ourselves when we attempt to cheat the natural course of our mortal coil, what will happen?  A woman in love combined with a dark and story night of madness can produce so many possibilities…

The Lady’s Folly 

ATP A dark, stormy night

It was in the midst of the storm that I found him, my love, who had been lost in so many ways even before we recovered him from the peaceful rest within the sea.  The droplets of rain pelted against my skin, plastering my dress and hair with moisture, as I just stared at the evidence before me of where he had gone.  The small dinghy was barely afloat in the waters that best matched my mood of rage and sorrow. Yet, I was also happy for him as I knew that he, at last, found his rest.  Still, it was selfish of my lover to leave me alone like this, and it  was then that the seeds of my idea grew in the ashes and flowers of my mirth to mourning.

ATP Is he realy gone?

His body was taken from the water by others as I was led back to the manor.  I was listless for days afterward, barely eating and functioning with each day passing in a blur.  Every corner of the house reminded me of him, and the outdoors was no better with nature’s sickening humor of marking each day with warmer weather and sunshine that we had seen all year.

Finally, I emerged from the tower with a new determination after a vision of my love came to me with the complaint of how cold and lonely he was.   I knew, at least, that it was an apparition in my madness and not truly a ghost come from the grave to mock me.  Numbers floated to the surface of my delusions along with bits of our notes upon how to create life from where there had been none before.

That is when the idea began to take hold.

ATP He will return to me..

I would rebuild him as we had the technology so lately provided by our work.  The lab still lay in its pristine state from when we had — My mind shied away from that particular circumstance and instead wandered to numbers tied within equations, and from there, the music unfurled.  I played my cello in order to get more inspiration, and Mozart’s Requiem, a piece none too old in its birth, provided me with yet more secrets in bringing life again to that which had passed.

ATP The Red Cello

I began to plan, and find a way to make my tears come from joy instead of sadness. I risked damnation from all we held holy and knew, but I was determined. No matter what the cost..

ATP Into the Fire

ATP Resolve

Madness births necessity, and necessity is ever the mother of invention.

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Credits –

The Stormy Night Pictures:

Location – My Land – Private

Floating Body – A helpful alt of mine for the purpose – Floating Pose by [Team Pie Inc.] – Floating Facedown anim & poseball – (Can be found on SL marketplace)

Props – {RW} Broken Melancholia Dinghy Set – Roawenwood by Searlait Nitschke (Out for the ATP Event)

Dress – .Luminary. Justine S – Cream – .Luminary. by Augurer Resident (Out for the ATP Event)

Necklace – Eclectica ‘The Frankenstein Miniature’ – Eclectica by Tiffy Vella (Out for the ATP Event)

Tears’ Tattoo – ~Pale Empress~ Justine . Tears – Pale Empress by Scarlett Butler (Out for the ATP Event)

Eyes – !CS! Frankenstein Broken Hope – Mesh Eyes for ATP – !Chop Shop! by Asylum Utherwurldly (Out for the ATP event)

Crown – Exile:: Crown – Exile by Kavar Cleanslate

Hair – ^;^CaTwA^;^ Mesh Lucy Wet HairStyle/Black-White – CaTwA by Catwa Clip

Skin – [the Skinnery] Xiao – Bare face(milk) – The Skinnery  by Umazuma Metaluna

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Slink by Siddean Munro

Feet – Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High – Slink by Siddean Munro

The Planning of Folly Pictures:

Location – My Land – Private – Decor – Trompe Loeil – Attic Skybox V1.1 [mesh] – Trompe Loiel by Cory Edo,

Dress – Greymoon – Lost Innocence – Greymoon by Lyssa Sapeur (Out for the ATP Event)

Hair – ~Pale Empress~ Justine . Hair – Pale Empress by Scarlett Butler (Out for the ATP Event)

Tears’ Tattoo – ~Pale Empress~ Justine . Tears – Pale Empress by Scarlett Butler (Out for the ATP Event)

Necklace – .:SF:. “Tears of the Accused” Necklace – ATP Exclusive – Senzafine: Curiosities & Accoutrements by Synjari Myriam (Out for the ATP Event)

Eyes – !CS! Frankenstein Broken Hope – Mesh Eyes for ATP – !Chop Shop! by Asylum Utherwurldly (Out for the ATP event)

Crown – Exile:: Crown – Exile by Kavar Cleanslate

Cello – ~*S.E.*~ The Master’s Cello – ~*Souzou Eien*~ by Draconias Timeless (Available at current round of We ❤ RP)

Skin – [the Skinnery] Xiao – Bare face(milk) – The Skinnery  by Umazuma Metaluna

Hands – Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Slink by Siddean Munro

Feet – Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High – Slink by Siddean Munro

Props/Decor – [Tia] Diplomat Desk – Tia by Tia Biscuit

Mad Scientist Lab chalkboard (not mesh) – AleyMart by Aley Resident – (Available for free on SL Marketplace)