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

Fix This Mess

Fix This Mess

The husband and I are in the middle of fixing up our house. We purchased with the belief that it only needed cosmetic repairs – taking down the old wallpaper and wood paneling, replacing switch and outlet covers, fresh coat of paint, etc. 3 years later, we’re elbow-deep in a complete overhaul, our latest project being new floors and ceiling for the family & rec room.

A close RL friend and I decided to document our amusing and painful home restoration experiences. (It’s too comical, horrible, and awkward not too.) Please pardon the shameless self-promotion but if you’re so inclined, you can read more about our home woes here.

-Kaiden-

Hair: Exile (by Kavar Cleanslate) – Slow Burn
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Skin Applier: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Isabelle – Tan
Hands: Slink (by Siddean Munro) – Dynamic Hands V1.3
Shirt: Apple May Designs (by Apple May) – Simple Unbuttoned Shirt – Steel
T-Shirt: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Koko – Half Crop Top – Black
Jeans: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Pizza Jeans

POST  (by Van Auster) – Hurley Rural Garage
PILOT (by Kaz Nayar) – WIP set – Planks, Mortar Mix, Mortar Bucket (Arcade March 2017)
Second Spaces (by Elle Kirshner) You Better Work set – Work Bench, Vintage Mitre Saw, Bench Grinder, Work in Progress (Arcade 2017)
Second Spaces (by Elle Kirshner) Home Improvement set – Sawhorses, Drop Cloths, Tiles & Grout, Caulk & Putty, Toolbox (previous Epiphany round)

Pose: ART Animations (Arthur Glasgow) – When Men Bring You a Headache (adjusted)

Shoegasm

Shoegasm

Hair: Argrace (by rika Oyen) – Akane – Chocolate
Mesh Head: Catwa (by Catwa Clip) – Catya V2.1
Mesh Body: Maitreya (by Onyx LeShelle) – Lara V3.5
Skin appliers: Belleza (by Shyla Diggs) – Jordan – Tan
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Dynamic Hands V1.3
Top: Blueberry (by Blueberryxx) – Tank top (previous group gift)
Pants: Blueberry (by Bluberryxx) – Rene Leather Pants – Black
Shoes: ISON (by Harry Hyx) – Olivia – Brights pack @ Shoetopia
Skybox: REIGN (by KenadeeCole) – Chanel’s Closet – RARE @ The Arcade
Shoe Clutter: Garbaggio (by Ashleey Andrew) – Serena Boots – Caramel, Lola Slingbacks, Shoe Clutter – Black, & Shoe Box Clutter (In-store gacha)
Opened boxes: Second Spaces (Elle Kirshner) – Treat Yourself – Shopping Spree – Boxes (previous Arcade item)
Bags: M n B Warehouse (by Marley Blogfan) – Mesh shopping bag
Pose: Dream in Blue (BlueCymbidium)  – Lay here (MP store)

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

Through the fire and flames

Some days you just feel like setting the world on fire…

Through fire and flame

-Kaiden-

Hair: Exile (Kavar Cleanslate) – Fiona – Pecan
Skin: Belleza (Tricky Boucher) – Grace – Tan *past C88 item*
Eyes: IKON (Ikon Innovia) – Triumph Eyes – Evening
Body: Maitreya (Onyx LeShelle) – Lara v3.5
Tattoo: Letis Tatttoo (Leti Hax) – Puppis H14004
Hands: Slink (Siddean Munro) – Av Enhance v2.1  – Causal
Top: Pure Poison (Shaleene Kenin) – Celtic Armor – Brown & gold
Pants: Blueberry (Blueberryxx) – Ross leather pants – Brown @ We ❤ RP
Pose: Apple Spice (AppleSpiceStore) – Walking pose 03