Strawberry Mondays on a Sunday: The Haunted Meme

I had this idea as soon as I read Nath Pevensey’s blog post about the meme, and went “Oh graphics card why must you betray me!” So I asked Nath if we could make time for him to be my terror victim and borrowed his photography skills…again. I had, you see, just obtained this mask off of the marketplace. It was free and something about the mask spoke to me of nightmares and terror. Now, my First Life revolves around those given what my job is (not an ax murderer! A writer!). The mask had stories for me, well beyond what the creator envisioned. It reminded me of the things in the night, that haunt you. That creep for you. The shadow out of the corner of your eye. The crawling sensation up your spine. The little fear that makes you rush to bed lest the monsters underneath it grab for your ankles. (This is why my bed has no underneath area, waterbeds for the win!)

Meme Instructions: What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by? Share some of your fears and if you can, create an image depicting one of them. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!

I am afraid of a few things, mostly things beyond my control. Nothing is more out of my control than the darkness. Ever since I was a small child I was afraid not of the dark itself but what lurks there. If you cannot see you are vulnerable. The man in the night can steal you way. You can hear him breathing… or is it just your dog? So you curl up under the covers, knowing very well that this is no real shield but what can you do about it? You may pray if you have gods that you think will hear your pitiful cries, but you try to not breathe, waiting for the night to pass.

At times you may think you see what is in the dark. The doll’s head turns slightly, the cat’s eyes catch a reflection from…where? The night closes in around you like an inky black cloak and you know that no matter how close to the wall your bed is the monsters are still there, behind you. Who are they? Their masks gleam and their eyes shine… and if you look and see them you may never wake again. It is the night and it’s cruel beauty that keeps your toes curled up close against you. You want to run and turn on the lights but… even then the night is still there in the shadows, waiting for you to let your guard down…

Nath is having a bad dream!

Nath is having a bad dream!

 

Even so… if you cry the dark does not ease. Only sunrise brings peace, and what if the sun never rises? That is what haunts me. The Eternal Night,  the cloak of shadows hiding all manner of dangers.

Style Cards:

Nath:

Dinojammies: Not available in World (was a Steam gift.)
Shape: His
Skin: Logo “Eternal Tristan – bk shaved bald”
Hair: Wasabi Pills “Dylan – Night Shadow” (Hair Fair exclusive)

Nightmare (only listing visible things):

Shape: My own creation
Cloak: [1A] cloaks- Assassin Series Black
Mask: Krux- Mask of Tharna
Bijou&T Gasp Mask in Black
Pose: Animare

 

 

 

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Hair Fair!

I should do another post, like the one on changing your hands via Mesh attachments akin to the SLink I keep promising but as this is my third blog post I think a bit of goofiness is totally allowed right? (The answer is yes, people who can talk back to me only once I publish this post.) I was lucky enough to get to take part in Hair Fair designing some of the Bandanas for Bandana Day. My computer is on the breach of a cataclysmic collapse and yet the art still flowed. I feel like building again, so now First Life just has to behave so that can happen. All thanks to the fun of Sasy Scarborough and Hair Fair. 

The Bandana’s are now at the Bandana Kiosk and while I was there I did not actually price them but mostly squeed and ran about going “Ooh that hair is so pretty!” It is always a good thing when the hair fair rolls into town. I actually collect hair. I love unusual hairs the best, though the standard you can wear it anywhere hairs also are a good thing. In my inventory one of the most full folders? Hair. It is now sorted by style then sub-sorted by creator just so I can find what I am looking for.  I suppose I should add a tutorial on inventory maintenance in here sometime, but that requires letting a little disorganization occur so you can behold the before and after right? I will…take the plunge for you.  I may fall in to my inventory and never return from the efforts, but that is a risk I am willing to take.

The Bandana are donations made by individuals or store owners (also often individuals) who have chosen to donate their product to give 100 percent of proceeds to Wigs for Kids which helps kids with medical issues who have lost their hair to feel good and get a wig. When I was able to wear long hair I would grow my hair out for Locks of Love, another similar charity.  In my fun with creation I ran into a problem, the leaning tower of aged computer no longer can handle taking a decent picture in SL. There was a loud crackle from the tower, a pop, then everything went black. I had to reboot, and then I went to my dear friend Nath from What Fresh SL is This and asked for help. He kindly modeled for the ads and took the photos emailing them to me so that I could send them off.

So it was that last night I ran about the wonderful legoland that Hair Fair is this year. Between the wonderful freebies and amazing new releases I was in hair heaven. Due to the explody noises from the tower you will have to settle for the ads for the bandana but there is a hair is made to look like a dragon and has an option so it can…breathe FIRE. Wasabi Pillz has a fancy new man hair that is quite the bees knees. There is something for every taste this year.

Hair Fair 2013 - BP Davie Hair Fair 2013 - BP Hope Hair Fair 2013 - BP RosieHair Fair 2013 - BP Thea

The slash, a red and gray Bandana with a tiny replica of Slash's famous top hat on it

Hair Fair 2013 Bandanas!

There is no style card for these, Nath has a blog where you can find the name of the skin,  and he is JUST in those Bandana. Naughty right?

Scroll up or click here to go to the hairfair site, pick your favorite store and get started! The sim is likely to be laggy so try to wear a full body alpha or something along that line and no scripts. It just opened last night so around 2am SLT or waiting a week should help with the “Sim is full” problem. Good luck! Fabulous Hair! Great Second Life!