Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Roaring 20's

So I decided today it was time to test out my time machine. I had finally finished work on it, and I needed to pick a time and place to go. After much pondering and debate. I decided to go to 1920's Chicago, and I thought while I am there it would be the perfect opportunity to test out my recently acquired Polaroid camera so I could document my travel with photographs. I climbed into my time machine and before I knew it I was stepping outside in what was the windy city of the 1920's era. I noticed that when I got out of my time machine there was a strong smell of smog in the air, and the streets were practically bare. I might add that obviously since I was going to be travelling to this particular time and place I needed the proper attire so I had raided my grandfathers closet for some roaring 20's fashions. For my first photograph I decided to visit Wrigley field it was obviously deserted because it was the weekend, and Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were off on vacation in the Bahama's and would be back on Monday. I had a quick wander around the field and had a passerby take a quick snap of me which you can see above.............

After my visit to Wrigley field I decided to wander the streets of 1920's Chicago. It was probably not the wisest move on my part considering all that I've been reading up on 1920's Chicago including, racketeering, street fights & of course Al Pacino.......or was it Capone? anyways I met two gentlemen pictured above with me. They made me an offer that I couldn't refuse ( All the m&m's I could eat) they seemed really friendly, and that big guy to my left looked remarkably like John Goodman from the big lebowski....

Moving on farther down the next street I forget the name of the street but there stood against the edge of the pavement was a guy with a feather in his cap. He looked at me and I looked at him and I said whats with the feather, and he told me it's part of a long family tradition. My father stood here before me and my grandfather stood in the spot before him my son will stand here after I am gone. I asked him so sir what exactly do you do here? and he said I just stand here and ummmmmmmmmmm............

Yeah.......ugh so the guy in the hat with the feather was STRANGE!!!! moving on.....I started to get hungry and looking for a place to eat in 1920's Chicago was a doddle easy as pie. I stumbled upon a place called Chicago's corner market so I decided to go inside and take a look. I was greeted by this little blond woman who asked me if I would like a chocolate pop tart. I said no I'm on Jenny Craig, and she was very sympathetic. I asked her for a happy meal, and after staring at me for what seemed like an eternity I settled for a cream cheese bagel and quietly walked out the door.........

I had pretty much visited most of the greater city of Chicago, and the one person I hadn't met yet was the mayor of Chicago from the 1920's Robert Deniro or Robert Redford I'm not really sure. I took a taxi from the train station over to city hall and sadly I found out that the mayor wasn't in he was at an event for who could consume the most Doritos without getting sick..........................

So after my long travel around the streets of 1920's Chicago what have I learnt. Well I have learnt that you can't just walk into a small corner market and buy a happy meal, and you can't trust a guy with a feather in his cap. I must admit I had a great time and I am sad that it's time to jump into my time machine and travel back to my own time but I will definitely never forget the time I spent here. I leave you now with a jolly good read, and if you ever decide to escape daily life in a time machine remember. If you decide to visit Chicago make sure you take with you a good supply of happy meals, and you always remember to avoid people with bowler hats on containing feathers.

What I'm Wearing:
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Men's Wedding Band - Platinum
Pants: ISPACHI Mesh [Mason Pants] Medium
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Cap: [ dynasty ] - Beige Driving Cap - (Available At Menswear Fashion Week)
Vest: [ dynasty ] - Beige Hudson Vest [M] - (Available At Menswear Fashion Week)
Shoes: [ dynasty ] - Tan Hampton Shoes - (Available At Menswear Fashion Week)
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheCleanShaven+HB
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Eyes (London Fog Shadow, w3)

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Beyond The Blue Yonder

Today I payed a visit to my dear grandmother who had recently turned 106 and still quite sharp in her old age. We talked over some tea and scones about life in general past and present. I asked about my dear old grandfather who had died long before I was born she told me he was an inventor, and had dreams of crossing the Atlantic ocean in a plane that he himself had built many years ago. I at the risk of digging up hurtful memories asked what had happened to my grandfather. My grandmother put down her tea cup stood up from her chair, and said follow me Mikka I have something to show you. I followed my dear old grandmother upstairs and into her bedroom where I observed an old and dusty chest sitting in the middle of the room. I walked over slowly to this old chest, and knelt down in front of it................

Tugging, and pulling at the lid it finally began to give way and slowly it opened. As a small cloud of dust finally settled I began to peek inside ruffling through bits of old newspaper clippings. I sitting right at the bottom of the chest was an envelope with no label. I removed the dusty old envelope from the chest and went back down stairs with my grandmother. Inside the envelope were three photographs faded and scratched, and ever so slightly torn around the edges...............

Looking at the first photograph. I turned to my grandmother who wiping a tear away from her eye asked do you know who these two people are in the photograph Mikka? I looked at my grandmother and said that looks like you grandmother, but who is that tall man you are embracing he looks remarkably like me? She began to wipe more tears away from her tired eyes. That man you see before you in the picture my dear Mikka is your grandfather he disappeared 86 years ago to this day during a bad snow storm.............

Looking closely at the old, and faded photograph as my grandmother began to recount the happy times they spent together before my grandfathers tragic disappearance. I couldn't help but notice the resemblance I bore to my grandfather was quite uncanny....almost as though we were twins separated by the barricades of time. My grandmother told me that I am a lot like my grandfather was in both appearance and personality. It was like I was sort of like looking at myself living in the past such an eerie feeling had come over me...........

As I kissed my grandmother goodbye, and thanked her for the warm tea and scones. I couldn't help but wonder what if my grandfather had lived, and not attempted his fateful flight amid the closing in of a terrible snow storm. I started to wish that I too were an inventor and could have invented a time machine to go back, and save my grandfathers life. As I got into my car and drove home from my grandmothers house I thought to myself maybe, just maybe one day. I will make a name for myself and be the first man to travel through time but for now. I will take solace in knowing that wherever my grandfather may have disappeared to at least he followed his dreams, and I will follow mine in hopes that one day they will indeed come true.........

What I'm Wearing In Pictures #1 & #2
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheCleanShaven
Hair: *ARGRACE* ARATA - Chocolate
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Mens Wedding Band - Platinum
Shirt: FATEwear Shirt - Mike - (M)
Jeans: FATEwear Jeans - Saul - (M)
Feet: Slink Male Feet (AvEnhance) M - Flat

What I'm Wearing In Pictures #3 #4 & #5:
Shirt: **Guarded Cross** White T-Shirt
Boots: ::ADRIATIC:: Mesh Oak Boots Auburn 
Scarf: Adjunct - Sail Away Scarf
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Mens Wedding Band - Platinum
Jacket: GizzA - Vintage Aviator Jacket [Brown] Size M
Pants: ISPACHI Mesh [Mason Pants] Medium
Helmut: RA PILOT HELMET WW2 (S) V.3.0. 
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheCleanShaven
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Eyes (London Fog Shadow, w3)

What Phire Is Wearing In Picture #3: 
Dress: KaliKo Vintage - Winter Day Dress - Mulberry 
Stockings: {Luxuria} Stocking Style 3 - *espresso* 
Shoes: {Mango Cheeks} Storybrooke Heels: Wraith
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Bridal Set - Platinum
Hair: *Dura-Girl*51(Dark Brown)
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual 
Feet: Slink Female Feet (AvEnhance) - Mid
Skin: Izzie's - Nomi TDR Skin pale GB CL blue
Lashes: *MC* "Falsies" Eyelash - Upper 
Eyes: .tsg. Luminate - Deep Blue

Pictures #1 & #2: :+:SS:+: Pandora's Box - 6 Scene Pose Prop
Picture #3: Couples Pose: {.:exposeur:.} All I Ever Wanted
Picture #4: oOo Studio rugged three


Thursday, 24 April 2014

• ° o O Friends O o ° •

Credits Me:

Skin: * Glam Affair * Mokatana 

Hair: * Magika * Honest

Eyes: * Skinnery * Lovers Eye

Sweater: * Mutresse * Piki Sweater

Jeans: * Shai * Slim Jeans

Credits Mikka:

Skin: * Labyrinth * Leaf

Hair: * Argrace * Arata

Eyes: * Mayfly * London Fog

Shirt: * Shai * Swallow Logo

Jeans: * Shai * Relaxed Jeans

Pose: * REVERIE * Friends

Love StarDust

Friday, 18 April 2014

Blogging About Blogging

I've often found that writing a blog from scratch can be a daunting task. I sat alone for nearly an hour trying to think of something to write, and nothing came to mind I finally decided to write about blogging.......

A blog doesn't necessarily have to be factual, it can be anything you wish it to be. In my past blogs I have covered a range of topics mostly poetry. I haven't seen too many blogs like those, so for me I felt like I was filling a niche...most of the blogs I follow have to do with fashion and everything surrounding second life and they are fantastic and well thought very diverse. If you are just starting out blogging for the first time, and you're not sure what to write about don't be afraid to just jump in and write about the most ridiculous thing you can think of. Because what may be ridiculous to you might make perfect sense to your potential followers.............................

What I Am Wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* ARATA - Chocolate
Glasses: [Gos] Custom Eyewear - SCT
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheHalfJaw
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Mens Wedding Band - Platinum
Shirt: FATEwear Shirt - Neville Shirt - (Relaxed)(M)
Tie: FATEwear Shirt - Neville Tie - (Relaxed)(M)
Vest: FATEwear Shirt - Neville Vest - (M)
Pants: FATEwear Jeans - Straight Billy - (High)(M)
Shoes: ISPACHI Mesh [Mason Brogues] 

Saturday, 12 April 2014

In My Daughters Eyes

Quietly she sleeps not making a sound
Footsteps approaching disturbing the ground
The bedroom door opens the room turns from dark to bright
A tall figure enters the room walking to the right

Her eyes began to flicker opening wide
Rolling over onto her side
She peers over the top of her crib 
Eyes wide open the air is still
The sun illuminating the edge of the window sill
She sees her daddy standing there against the morning light
Her frown quickly turns into a smile so bright......

What My Daughter Is Wearing:
Zooby: Leigh New Born
Dress: White Polka Dot Dress With Purple Trim
Pacifier: Zooby Accessory Pacifier

What I am Wearing:
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheHalfJaw
Hair: *ARGRACE* ARATA - Chocolate
Hoodie: [ JP ]:dsg. Hoodie-Pallial / gray-SPC.01-blue / MALE ( M )
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Eyes: Mayfly - Deep Sky Eyes (London Fog Shadow, w3)
Jeans: [ JP ]:dsg. Kalaheo JNS. // denim // MALE-M

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

In The Beginning Part 1

A man wanders into the archives inquisitively seeking knowledge of where we came from, and his journey began. What if we were born from a single pixel he pondered and what if this single pixel evolved into millions of other tiny pixel which eventually became avatars....

This man who few knew perused the vast collection of books documenting the early beginnings of second life, and the virtual universe book after book. A particular book stood out the title of this book was so old and faded that it could not be read or even understood. He takes one of the many step ladders reaches up, and takes the book from the shelf....

Pulling out a pair of glasses he sits in a little red velvet chair, he immediately notices that this particular book contains several loose pages.....without hesitation he begins removing the loose pages from the book examining them very carefully...observations lead him to deduce that many of these pages contain an ancient writing. One such page contains text accompanied by a map of no name, excitedly he gingerly places the loose pages into his trouser pocket, and carefully places the book back on the be continued!

Clothing Credit:
Skin: -Labyrinth- Leaf Skin (Pale) - TheHalfJaw
Hair: *ARGRACE* ARATA - Chocolate
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) M - Relaxed
Ring: EarthStones Everlasting Love Mens Wedding Band - Platinum
Glasses: [Gos] Custom Eyewear - SCT
Shirt: <kal rau> Casual Shirt M2_Full Size 03
Pants: Navy Jeans LQM - ClassicCut - REDGRAVE

Location: The White Armory