Whoever you are

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Whoever you are

– Quem é você, diga logo…                            – Who are you, tell me now…
– Que eu quero saber o seu jogo…               – I want to play your game…
– Que eu quero morrer no seu bloco…       – I want to get lost in your block…
– Que eu quero me arder no seu fogo.        – I want to burn in your fire…

Masked lovers search for each other while the music comes alive, playing the guessing game between drinks and dances. “I play the tambourine”, hints the tall stranger. “I prefer the guitar”, she playfully answers from behind the feathers of her mask.

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The Carnival is a vibrant, wonderful celebration in the tropical lands where my roots used to lay. Tonight I celebrate it with style, wearing this sumptuous gown made by Silvan Moon. It’s called the “Fairy Godmother”, and you can still find it for a few more days exclusively at Enchantment. A dream of fantasy, this gown also includes a delicate pair of wings, which I’m not wearing today.

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I chose a special jewelry set from the fantasy collections of Zuri Jewelry, the Dark Faith, Elite version (gem change, metal change). I liked how the feathers complemented my mask, and the delicate flexi parts subtly followed the pace of my dance.

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Mas é Carnaval!                                                 But it’s Carnival
Não me diga mais quem é você!                   don’t tell me who you are anymore!
Amanhã tudo volta ao normal.                     tomorrow everything goes back to normal
Deixa a festa acabar,                                         let the party end,
Deixa o barco correr.                                         let the boat sail
Deixa o dia raiar, que hoje eu sou                 let the sun rise, and tonight I am
Da maneira que você me quer…                     any way you want me to be…

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + feet / Slink Elegant Hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [theSkinnery] Zendaya – brownie (at The Chapter 4 + Zendaya lipstick!) / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / *booN cornrows hairbase + *booN HYA209 hair blueblack.

Outfit:
!!SMD!! The Fairy God Mother Gown Set-Dreamy (at Enchantment) / Zuri Rayna~Faith Dark Elite Jewelry Set / !dM “Piume e Fiori” **THE CARDINAL** (BOX #13).

Setting:
The Rose Theatre at Angel Manor.

Quotes: “Noite dos mascarados”, by Chico Buarque (translated with difficulty by me).

Freezing

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Freezing

No release from my cryonic state
What is this? I’ve been stricken by fate
Wrapped up tight, cannot move, can’t break free
Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

Sometimes it seems the winter will never leave, like in one of those fantasy books where it lasts for many years, sinking deep into a fantastic future, where my world is sterile and my thoughts are cold, so cold.

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I stand in the middle of my cold room, surrounded by the geometric comfort of my futuristic furniture and decor set, created by Anachron exclusively for the Gacha Garden. The couches and chairs include a few animations, alone and for couples. This is a gacha event with a twist: besides making your own stylish collection, if you play 20 times you will receive the “Seed of Inspiration”, a special gift from Anachron for you.

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✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + feet / Slink Elegant Hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [7DS] – FLAME POWDER freckled / ~*ByS*~ Cyborlyte Eyes (Teal) / [^.^Ayashi^.^] Nyoko hair-Blue set.

Outfit:
r2 hakuya liquid white / r2 hakuya suit + boots black / [CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring (Catwa) / [CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites (Catwa).

Setting:
SageBuilds :: SCI-BOX / Anachron – Future Geometry Collection.

Quotes: “Trapped under ice”, by Metallica.

Toujours, la mort

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Toujours, la mort

En vain pour éviter les réponses amères,      In vain to avoid bitter replies,
en vain tu mêleras;                                              in vain will you shuffle;
cela ne sert à rien, les cartes                             that achieves nothing, the cards
sont sincères et ne mentiront pas!                  are truthful and will not lie!

If your page in the book up above is a happy one, shuffle and cut without fear, the card under your fingers will turn up nicely, foretelling good luck. But if you are to die, if the terrible word has been written by Destiny, begin twenty times – the pitiless card will repeat: Death!

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Better be ready for the answer, if you dare asking the question. This is the sober and elegant Spirit Board chair set, created by The Roawenwood for this round of Memento Mori. Until February 9th, you can find this set with the sumptuous armchair, ottoman, a decorative Ouija board, and two beautifully macabre candles.

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Shuffle time and again your Dark Arts Tarot Set, by Anachron, scattered on the floor in front of you. This tarot set chants your readings in local chat, and can be spread in various formations, like the Celtic Cross on the floor.

The eerie light from the candles dances on the dark gems of my Elegant Elite Choker, by Zuri Jewelry, and the Metaverse Sari Elite Ring, also by Zuri. The lip piercing is rigged for Bento, by Cerberus Xing.

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Encore ! le désespoir !            Again! Despair!
Toujours la mort !                   Always Death!

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + feet / Slink Elegant Hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [7DS] – Omega HEAD – TRANCE POWDER freckled / IKON Hope Eyes – Poltergeist (left) & Green (right) / Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Francie Big Pack.

Outfit:
Blueberry – Secret Spell – Maitreya – Black (dress, bracers, and shoes) / Zuri Rayna~Elegant Choker – Elite / Zuri Rayna- Metaverse-Sari Scripted-Elite Ring / [CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring (Catwa) / [CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites (Catwa).

Setting:
{RW} Le Petite Grande Room Skybox w/Drapes / {RW} Spirit Board Set / Anachron – Dark Arts Tarot Set.

Quotes: “En vain pour éviter”, from the opera Carmen, by Georges Bizet.

My smile still stays on

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My smile still stays on

The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

It’s the art of make-believe. Let me disguise reality under a thick layer of virtual happiness, and drown every thought with the immortal sweetness of chocolate. Ah, let me live like this forever, and never wake up.

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This lovely cart of sugary comfort is the latest creation by The Roawenwood, which you can find exclusively at Draftsman – an SL architectural event. It’s impossible to look at those delicious pastries without craving for them.

The event runs until February 9th, and there you can find this refreshment cart, and also these beautiful vintage parlor chairs in two different colors: teal or rose.

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I love the versatility of this furniture. You can use them to decorate a Victorian parlor, a modern home, or anything else your imagination calls for. The chairs come with a few smooth animations for male and female avatars.

I’m also showing a little teaser of LaZe’s new creation, the vanity mirror/dresser I’m leaning on. I try practicing my smiles, but alas, Second Life mirrors never smile back. Show must go on.

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I guess I’m learning, I must be warmer now
I’ll soon be turning, round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I’m aching to be free
The show must go on.

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body + feet / Slink Elegant Hands / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: Insol: Catwa Skin Anita -Honey / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / Hair: EMO-tions *LUZY* -BLACK/WHITE (at Cosmopolitan).

Outfit (image 1, of course):
Blueberry – Angelberry – Maitreya – Shine (at Epiphany) / Escapade, robe~ Absinthe [MLE] (at Vintage Gacha Fair).

Setting:
[ba] paris penthouse skybox / {RW} Afternoon Delight Refreshment Cart Set (at Draftsman) / {RW} Perfect Parlor Chair Set – Rose (at Draftsman) / [LaZe] “Coming Soon”.

Quotes: The Show Must Go On, by Queen.

The sweetest taboo

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The sweetest taboo

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt like this before
There’s a quiet storm
That is you

Pleasure all over your senses, I twirl and twist before your avid eyes on this fantastic dancing pole, made by Anachron for the present round of ROMP – Elegant kink. With a grungy, industrial look, you can choose between several sultry poses and adjust them to fit your body.

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Also from Anachron, Those cool neon signs on the wall can be found at Oh My Gacha. They are great to collect, and even the commons come with a menu to select color, light, and flickering options.

There’s a quiet storm
And it never felt this hot before
Giving me something that’s taboo…

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This luxurious jewelry set is Zuri Rayna’s latest creation: the Dangle Me Beautiful – version 2. Its sinuous curves will seduce you, and the dazzling gems will light up your fantasies. Available in several tones at Zuri Jewelry. I chose stunning sapphires to go with my sensual Nareen Indigo gown, made by the talented MeriVale. With appliers for TMP and Omega, this beautifully designed gown will make you the center of attention.

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You give me the sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you
You give me the sweetest taboo
Sometimes I think you’re just too good for me

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Maitreya Lara Mesh Body / Slink Elegant Hands and Deluxe Feet / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – JUDY Cotton Candy (it comes with make up options!) / IKON Hope Eyes – Green / Hair: no.match_ ~ NO_OFFENCE ~ Pack of REDS (Image 1) – *TKW* Kielo Reds Blacks (Images 2-3).

Outfits:
Image 1: Elegance Boutique -Dress “Amara” Black / (*<*) 1313 Dark Torment Heels w/Knee Pads – Licorice RARE (at Oh My Gacha) / Zuri Rayna~Elegant Choker – Elite.
Images 2-3: Merivale~Nareen Indigo / Zuri Rayna~Dangle Me Beautiful V2-Sapphire/Diamond/Copper.

Setting:
BBX – Club Sidela / Anachron – Neon Dystopia Signs Gacha (at Oh My Gacha) / Anachron – Industrial Dance Pole (at ROMP) / Arminius seats.

Quotes: “The Sweetest Taboo”, by Sade.

Blue skies smilin’ at me

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Blue skies smilin’ at me

Never saw the sun shinin’ so bright
Never saw things goin’ so right
Noticing the days hurrying by
When you’re in love, my how they fly

I know the cold wind will bring your steps to me, and I wait. I saved all my smiles for you, and the warmth of my arms, the perfume of my hair, and the passion of my lips… I wait for you. I see your silhouette against the bright sunset light that reflects on the tundra. My heart races and I wait for you.

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These are the beautifully crafted ger (or yurt) made by Anachron, exclusively for the current round of Genre: The Mongols. The perfect balance between realistically accurate and extremely cute, these gers come in various colors and have scripted doors and top covers, to let the sunshine inside. The textures are exquisite, with the typical bright and colorful Mongolian style.

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Even though they seem rather small, the inside ends up being quite spacious, with enough place for everything a good nomad would need… including a bath tub. The water is hot… are you joining in?

Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin’ but blue skies from now on

✽ڿڰۣ— CREDITS ڿڰۣ—✽

Body:
Belleza Isis Mesh Body / Catwa Head Catya (Bento) / Shape: my own / Skin: [theSkinnery] Park Shin – champagne / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Oak / Braided hair (image 1): Tableau Vivant \\ Charlotte – Basics / Wet hair (image 2): *ARGRACE* CHIZURU – Dark Brown.

Outfit (image 1, of course):
*{Junbug}* Lady Anita in Desire + Yasum*Asian Jacket Tux*Mega Hud controled (I cheated to merge both) / Bliensen + MaiTai – Frio – Hat (at Genre).

Setting:
Anachron – Genre Ger/Yurts (at Genre) / [V/W] Noyon Throne Chair V2 (at Genre) / :.WS.: Barrel Bathtub.

Quotes: Song “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald.