Let the rain fall…

Let the rain fall

I love a good rain storm, especially in the summer time. There’s something incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring about it all.

Storms always bring out a bit of nostalgia in me as I look back to my childhood, standing on the deck with my parents and watching a storm roll in over the lake. Even if it was long past bedtime, we’d throw on yellow slickers and stand outside until the rain reached us. Maybe someday I’ll get the chance to pass on that tradition.

-Kaiden

Hair: ARGRACE (rika Oyen) – Chizuru – Blacks pack
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1

Mesh Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Raincoat: Deadwool (Masa Plympton) – Walden Raincoat – Yellow
Jeans: Blueberry (Blueberryxx) – DWL Jeans – Classic Skinny
Boots: Addams (AmaliaRainwood) – Mesh Rain Boots – Black
Pose: Hopscotch (Chandi Khondji) – Covered in rain 

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This is what summer dreams are made of

This is what summer dreams are made of

I haven’t posted in awhile. We’ve been so busy since we got back from vacation, and when I’m not exhausted, I’m too hot to even think about getting on the computer. It’s now a requirement that the next house has central A/C. But summer is coming to a close and the hubbers has been kind enough to set me up on his PC so that when it’s super hot I can at least sit in front of the window unit.

Enough of my rambling and ONTO THE PICTURE! Summer is my favorite season. Autumn comes in at a close second followed by winter and spring.

I grew up near Lake Michigan, so for me, summer means a lot of time at the beach with family. It’s the sunshine and the sand. Splashing in the waves. Wrapping yourself in gigantic towels and eating fresh blueberries, watermelon, or ice cream. Funny tan lines, beach grass crafts, bonfires with s’mores and falling asleep to the crashing of waves on the sand. All the windows were open unless it was raining and the A/C was barely ever touched. Most days the breeze or the wind coming off the lake was enough to keep you cool.

And now I live out East, where the humidity is higher and there are no nice lake breezes. And what passes for beach time out here is the Atlantic shore. Which….eww. (Sorry if you’re a fan of the shore but I don’t get it.) It’s a 2-hour drive – which is actually more like 3-5 with all the traffic unless you leave at the crack of dawn. Now the boardwalk is fun, I love the shops and restaurants and the rides. But then you get to the beach and have to pick your way across what feels like a mile of hot sand, around medical waste and trash is not particularly appealing. It’s not really even worth swimming. I don’t mind the ocean but up here we do not have the nice clean, blue waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Run in, cool off, and usually I come out feeling grosser than before I went in. I’ll take a polite pass.

-Kaiden

Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Bronwyn
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph Eyes – Industrial
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo (Leti Hax)  – Adrasteia Full 15001
Bikini: REIGN (KenadeeCole) – Crochet Bikini available @ The Epiphany 
Ice Cream: Genesis Lab (GenesisLab) – “We Want Summer” Ice Cream Cone – Blueberry
Pose: Hopscotch (Chandi Khondji) – Mhmmm
Location: Baja Cove

Clothing Optional

Clothing Optional

Back from vacation at the beach! I thought I’d do a little steamy summer pic for your weekend. Cheers!

-Kaiden

Mark is wearing
Hair: Stealthic (Stealthic Resident) – Like Lust (previous Men Only Monthly item)
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Daniel
Mesh Body: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Physique male
Skin Applier: Labyrinth (LabyrinthStarchild) – Drew
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Dynamic hands – Male V1.0

Kaiden is wearing
Hair: Truth (Truth Hawks) – Grecia
Mesh Head: Catwa (Catwa Clip) – Catya V.210
Mesh Body & Hands: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (Tricky Boucher/Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan

Pose: Sari-Sari (AbbyAnne) – Carry (bento) @Summerfest
Sign: Floorplan (Tegan Serin) – Clothing optional sign @Summerfest
Bikini: +Half-Deer+ (Halogen Magic) – Carefree bikini clutter – brights pack @Summerfest

Anywhere But Here

Anywhere But Here

 

This place.

This godforsaken town.

Outsiders don’t get it. They never will. Everyone wants to visit but nobody wants to stay. And while it seems lovely and idyllic on the outside, the truth is that there’s little to offer those of us who weren’t born with a silver spoon in our mouths. It’s a lifelong sentence of drudgery and mediocrity. The rich drink their champagne and party while the blue collar families slowly drown. Efforts to revive the city have done little to boost the economy and so we are left waiting, wanting more. Wishing, for the wind to sweep us away to anywhere but here…

(Please note that this RP isn’t associated with the sim. It was just a nice place to take my photograph)

-Kaiden

Hair: Truth (by Truth Hawks) – Zoya (past group gift)
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Eyes: IKON (by Ikon Innovia) – Charm Eyes – Clarity

Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V4.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan

Hands: Slink (by Siddean Munro) – Dynamic Hands V1.3
Jacket: Azuchi (by Sands Leavitt) – Lili Denim Jacket – RARE @ Epiphany
Tank: ADDAMS (by AmaliaRainwood) – Lucila Tank Top
Jeans: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Pizza Jeans
Shoes: Gos (by Gospel Voom) – Karrueche Sandals – Snorkel Blue (group gift)
Pose: FOXCITY (by Satomi Masukami) – Night Owl @ Pose Fair
Location: Asphyxiation

In the end, there is only you and your regrets

First pic and post since spring! It’s good to have the cooler weather and finally be able to use my computer. It’s REALLY good not to be swamped with wedding plans and stress! I’ve been feeling a combination of frustrated, nostalgic, and somewhat bleh lately, so the inspiration for this photo is born out of those feelings. I shouldn’t be down but maybe the newlywed high is over or it’s just that reality is kicking in hard lately. Who knows. At least I can pour some of that into SL and funnel it into creativity.

Regret is a burden you must shoulder alone

Hair: Lelutka (by Thora Charron) – Adriana – Range pack
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Amy V4.9 
Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Skin appliers: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan
Tattoo appliers: Para Designs (by Vicky Werefox) – Eclectic 
Jacket: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Asia leather jacket
Top: ISON (by Harry Hyx) – Side lace top – black
Jeans: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Pizza jeans – 
Shoes: R.icielli (by Vilet Troncon) – Lexie heels
Cigarette: RACK poses (by Kirsty Oherlihy) *from ‘You’re going nowhere’ pose set
Pose: DelMay (by Del May) – Weary *adjusted*
Location: Duplicity

Guardian

Guardian

I was chosen from a young age and set on the patch of a warrior. Some become healers, others priests, but, I, I am a guardian. One of only twenty chosen from among our vast people.

Guardians are always watching, waiting, always vigilant. Tasked with protecting our most sacred place – the temple our ancestors built to the gods.

And so I will remain, until I am relieved of my duties due to age or death. This is my calling. This is my life.

Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – The Evening Lights – Naturals pack @ Collabor88
Eyes: Ikon (Ikon Innovia) – Promise Eyes – Midnight
Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) – Amber – Tan 2
Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Ears: MANDALA (kikunosuke Eel) – Simple Elf ears
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Av Enhance V2.3 – Casual
Feet: Slink (Siddean Munro) Av Enhance V2.2 – Flat
Outfit: !gO! (Gocha Merlin) – Takata Camisole & Skirt – Umber @ We ❤ RP
Pose: F*cking Ninjas (Doll Galthie) – Panther Girl pose & spear
Location: Forests of Shara