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Then and now #SecondLifeChallenge

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then&now

Oh, what a ride this was since that September evening back in 2011, my first year in Germany, when this guy I was dating recommended me to join Second life. My virtual début had an important advantage: a long time “insider” who didn’t want his girl looking like a noob, and his wonderful friend Ms. T, who was incredibly generous and patient, and took me shopping to all her favorite places.

In all these years, I’ve been a zombie hunter, a medieval tavern wench, a jewelry model, and a hilarious array of goddesses, demons, mythological creatures, historical ladies, and more. And that guy who first guided me down this mesmerizing rabbit hole is now my partner, my lover, and my husband, in all my lives.

I haven’t kept many photos of my avatar from before 2014, but I always kept this one, taken when I was only 2 months old back in November 2011. I chose to recreate that one, one of the first looks I put together trying to mimic my RL overall look and style. I still own some of the stuff that I’m wearing in that first photo. I never had the heart to get rid of them, like the hoarder that I am, so I will include the credits!

Years later, just as it happened in RL, I became paler because my skin misses the tropical sun, and I lounge by a fireplace because I’m always kinda cold here… I also visibly gained some weight (blame all those delicious German pastries!), and I added my cute little wedding band, and strong nail polish, another hobby that I picked up here in Berlin.

After being so many different versions of me, so many different creatures and dreams, I came back to the me that reminds most of the real me… Thank you, Second Life, for all these years of adventure and entertainment. Thank you, my dear virtual friends, and the ones who also became real through hours of chat, shared laughter and tears. Thank you, my love, Zero Upshaw, for showing me this world and inviting me to live this fantasy with you.

✽ڿڰۣ— THE THEN ڿڰۣ—✽
the then
Skin: LAQ ~ Julie [Nougat] Glow skin (10-pack)
Eyes: LAQ ~ Dazzling Sunrise Eyes
Hair:  >TRUTH< Francesca – dark browns
Top: Apple May Designs – Elle Jackets – Red
Boots: BodyMix Rosalie blueblack Leather boots *with invisi-prims* 😂😂
Necklace and pants, I have no idea…

✽ڿڰۣ— THE NOW ڿڰۣ—✽
the now
Head: CATWA Bento Head Catya
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
[theSkinnery] Fleur (Catwa Applier) – toffee
Skin addon: Izzie’s – Pores & Blemishes
Hair:  Sintiklia – Hair Amara – Ombres
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes – Scoria
Top: Blueberry – Cece – Trench Coats – Cherry
Boots: #EMPIRE – Woolly
Nails: DP – Koffin Nails – Love Scorned (applier)
Necklace: Zuri Rayna-Tender Heart Mesh Collection – Red Agate/Gold
Setting: MiChIGaN’s ShAcK! 60 Shades Playroom Skybox

#SecondLifeChallenge by Strawberry Singh

Quiet storm

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

sitting 1

My boots want to seduce you into a sensual dance, wrapping my legs in alluring curves that invite your eyes to follow.  Let’s get lost together in the music of our desire…

Tomorrow doesn’t matter, all we have is tonight.

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You give me the sweetest taboo
That’s why I’m in love with you
You give me, keep giving me the sweetest taboo
Too good for me…

✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face W001 – Mocap
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Marmalade – Coconut (NEW at anyBODY – January 7th-31st)
Tattoo: [WitchCraft] Bits n Pieces Tattoo (NEW at the Designer CircleJanuary 6th – 19th)
Hair:  :::Phoenix::: Jessica Hair Color Mix
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Hazel
Outfit: !EE Fit Widowmaker Outfit RARE Maitreya Lara (Lootbox 2017)
Boots: [Renegade] Harmony – Fatpack
Nails: Yasum*Victorian Nailart & HUD*
Watch: **RE** LUX Viva Watch
Setting: {RoawenWood} Le Petite Grande Room Skybox Set
Chair: {RoawenWood} Ninette Spanking Chair Set
Pose: FOXCITY. Bento Sits VOL2 Pose Set (#5)

Quote: The sweetest taboo, by Sade

Waiting

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Standing on the edge of a quay
No lights flashing on the water for me

Fog in my mind darkens my eyes
Silently streaming for a distant sound

Leftover

The parties are over, everyone left, the world seems to slowly wake up to the reality that nothing really changed. The city smells like hangover and dead remains of fireworks scattered everywhere. The roaring laughter over shining glasses of champagne seems to be a distant memory, perhaps a dream.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eating all my Christmas candy leftovers. Feel free to join!

Shadows all through me shudder away
Echo me, echo me (echo me)

Am I alone or is the river alive
Cause it echos me, echos me, echos me

✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: LAQ Bento head – Noelle
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Judith – Dew (NEW at The Secret Affair – until January 5th)
Lip gloss: 7 Deadly s[K]ins – Becky Gloss
Hair:  Doe: Burr Bear – Pastels (at Lootbox Gacha event – until January 28th)
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Storm
Outfit: [hh] Corinne Sweater & Skirt Set – Plains and patterns
Cigarette: [ kunst ] – Short Cigarette Holder (gacha)
Setting: {RoawenWood} Glad Tidings Cocoa & Sweets Stand
Pose: FOXCITY. Indulge Bento Pose Set (#4)

Quote: Night boat, by Duran Duran

Child of snow

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You only see what your eyes want to see
How can life be what you want it to be? You’re frozen
When your heart’s not open

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This is an old legend, the kind that used to be whispered with tremulous voice on a winter night. It tells the story of a beautiful woman in white who simply arrives one night, nobody knows how. She will never stay for long… one day she will disappear as she arrived, carried in a whirl of fresh snow.

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✽ڿڰۣ— FEATURING ڿڰۣ—✽
Head: LAQ Bento head – Athena
Body: Maitreya Lara Mesh Body
Skin:
  7 Deadly S{k}ins – Svana – Maple (NEW at Dubai Event – until January 10th)
+ 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Svana shape for LAQ Scarlet (adjusted for Athena)
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Face snow: Izzie’s – First Snow Make-Up Set (LAQ & Omega)
Hair:  Moon. Hair // Tennessee – Pastels
Eyes: IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall
Nails: #EMPIRE – Coffin Nails – Medium *Maitreya*
Nail polish: alme. Chrome French
Jewelry: Zuri’s Snowball Necklace – Diamond/Platinum
Outfit: Silvan Moon Designs – Selenia of Galacia Gown Set – Snowberry (NEW at We love RP – until January 30th)
Ring: Zuri’s My Precious Bonded Wedding Set Diamond/Platinum (Coming SOON!)
Location: Backdrop City – A Winter Project.

Quote: Frozen, by Madonna