About Fiona

SL intrepid explorer and dito librarian. "SL is 20% drama and 80% line dancing".

The forest beyond

Here’s a little report from our friend CK:s wonderful art sim.

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CK was lucky enough to have a LEA-sim at her disposal last autumn. It was a wonderful experiment with watercolour paintings that you could walk through.

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Now she has developed the idea further (possibly inspired by doing fairytale wanderings with the storyteller Caledonia Skytower) and created a whole story at her own sim. It’s called The forest beyond and you find it here.

It’s a cute story about pixies and fairies and easy to follow, you just click little stones that says “story” and you will get the text. Whims and I had a lot of fun reading it in voice to each other and walking around in the beautiful watercolour landscape.

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And Whims took all the adorable pictures of course:)

We hope you will have the possibility to explore this sim. It’s wonderfully creative and CK has put down a lot of work on it. Thank you CK for letting us visit!

 

Hugs from Fiona and Whims

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Sometimes we do plan vigorously! We think about appearances and we plan where to go.

Other days Whims hasn’t even got out of her dressing-gown! But that doesn’t matter, in SL we all look stunning anyway! These few shots came up after a bloke had tried to take Whims’ picture but gave up. And I was amazed how easy it was to fix a problem I’d had with my viewer for AGES! I simply took my maitreya HUD off and *voila* I saw the whole world in clear focus! So I made the pictures for the blog, and Whims put her wonderful picture of me in a boat here.

The sim is called Duet and is a wonderful sim full of nice little spots made for photography. Here is a taxi. To all of you that recognises this concept of a place dedicated to photography we can confirm that yes, it is the former owner of Fotoscope, Korgi Lerwick, that is the co-owner of this place together with his SL partner Jules Phelan. Well worth a visit we thought!!

 

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Opposites attract!

“We should dooooo something!” Whims called out to me the other day as we lay lazily cuddling after a nice meal in the shadow of a tree in our new garden. “I feel like moving!” She jumped up and started rummaging around in her vast inventory. Cushions, sports equipment and clothing swirling around all over our newly cleaned place.  My brain got into “alarm alert mode” in an instant as I knew what a bad omen the sight of Whims throwing stuff around could be.

“Oh, Whims, pleeeease” I groaned. “My belly is full and I can’t move even if I got paid doing it!”

Too late… Here she was, standing in front of me with a pair of rackets in her hands. Her head tilted in her most convincing spaniel pose and her glittering eyes begging me to follow. Who was I to resist? Would it help to give her a lecture about how it would be beneath my hippie soul to engage in a game clearly associated with upper class, good behavior and a set of rules the length of a Woodstock playlist??? Probably not. And my food coma had never been a problem for her to pursue me in all kinds of acrobatic activities before… 😉 So my last hope was to try to convince her in the language I knew she knew:

“Whims, I have nothing to wear that will be suitable in a tennis court!”

She looked baffled, but only for a second, and I knew my case was lost:
“Oh please honey, you only need a pair of shorts and a top!”

So here we are! In our best shorts and tops!

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“Whenever you’re ready darling  … “

 

Fiona wears:

Top and shorts from YELIZ

Hair from No.match

Boots from Maitreya 

Whims wears:

Top:   Sleeveless Shirt Lace White  from Baiastice

Shorts: High Waist Shorts / Kelly white  from Mimikri 

Sneakers: Maitreya Low Sneakers – 013  (size 37) from Maitreya

Tennis Rackets from   Craufo

Admission and exploring

We’ve been baaaad…. RL has caught us and we’ve been busy with “other stuff”.  Whims has done her lovely art as usual! (Check it out here). And me I’ve been, Ive been erhm… *scratches head*, oh never mind. We’re back! And that’s what is important!

A nice way to do exploring is “You first and then me”. So we did that and Whims started out by showing me one of the sims she’s been doing some cool pics in and I was astounded by the fantastic creativity and interpretation of a poem that we truly enjoyed! The sim is called “Invictus” and for all of you, more literary schooled than us, it’s a familiar title of a poem by William Earnest Henley. (Oh I can without shame blame my scandinavian upbringing, I had enough work keeping up with OUR classics, but Whims… What can she say poor girl…)

Anyway.

The sim is a castle with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. It’s also fun to go for a row. I let Whims do all the hard work with the oars (nice animations that actually follows how you move with the arrow keys quite well) while I was enjoying the nice view of her cute butt from behind, listening to her steady “oh hey, and ho” while getting her smooth muscles to work. We also decided it’s the perfect place for a Halloween party! (I hope the creator will not get completely invaded on halloween now for us saying this…)

I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves now. Oh, yes! Storm von Hell (storm.septimus) is the wonderful talent that put all this together for us all to enjoy and the sim is easy to find as LEA25 in a search. (Click the pictures to get them bigger (or get a new pair of specs…))

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Overview of the sim.

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Whims rowing as if her life depended on it….

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Fi admiring Whims dancing and planning Halloween party!

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Kneel to the Exploring Queen and Princess!

Thank you Storm von Hell for putting this beautiful place together and letting us have so much fun:)

 

Commune Utopia in the world

A couple of weeks ago the Burning sim invited people to come compete in building. Our favorite hang out place “Commune Utopia” under the management of our beautiful and creative friend Sediwild decided to participate and we were of course very thrilled when we  won! Since Sedi is a very community-minded person she decided to invite a group of contributors to help her build. I am happy to tell that also me and Whims built a small part of it. We made a childish pirate-room. (The idea coming from this picture by Whims)

So what happened was that the prize for winning the contest was to get the whole sim for one month to create anything on. Also here Sedi went very generous letting all the commune people help out to do it. The building is still in progress, but please come visit the world seen through the members of the commune. (LM)

Whims did some snapshots so you’ll get a taste of what’s waiting you in the commune Birthday sim:

Each part of the sim is representing aspects of the global community represented within Commune Utopia – see if you can guess which areas each image refers to.

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(Hint:  If you capture Fi, and hold her upside down,  I have tattooed the correct answers on the soles of her feet when she was sleeping).

Oh, and yes, our pirate skybox is still out there. From it you have access also to the other lovely skyboxes through the small red magic door.

There is still time…

…to visit the Fantasy Faire 2015.

13 well made and worth-a-visit-sims packed with colour, shops and beauty! Whims and I have taken little outings and there is much to see, but we liked the underwater worlds in particular.

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Here is all information you need with LM:s and all.

And yes this is a lazy blog post.

But it’s still a blog post!

Lot’s of luuurve/Fiona

 

 

 

Hanging out with Whims

Hanging out with Fi

We started out with the intention of buying a statue to put our intan dance ball in. But as always when you set out exploring with Whims, you end up doing something completely different!

 

 

 

Whims from above

We found to our happy surprise that the statue exhibition Whims found was the Ocho tango sim that has had a big makeover. The open space wilderness has partly been replaced by a shallow water showing the art of the fantastically talented Mistero Hifeng, who makes incredible and tasteful statues.

Whims managed to capture some of them here:

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We strongly recommend you to do like Whims: Use the region wind light which is carefully chosen to make the most of the statues, and it also changes as you move around the sim to give you different atmospheres.

The sim is dedicated to tango and the old dance hall, or “milonga” is still there in the middle of beautiful grassy environments, and the radio still plays wonderful tango hits from different times. The place is very romantic and full of nice cuddles. A couple of friends celebrated their wedding here, a quiet ceremony only for themselves. So take your beloved or a new hot date for a exploring tour in this beautiful place, you will not be disappointed and you will have plenty of “talk pieces” if you need some help with your convo:)

Mistero Hifengs sculptures can also be seen at the LEA29 sim.