I did my first poetry reading in SL yesterday.
I snapped that pic right before going up on the stage and reciting a sonnet over voice chat. This was pretty ridiculous of me, but I was like super silly nervous about it because the sonnet is something I’ve written. ^^ I’m usually extremely private when it comes to my writing but I was feeling kind of… well, anti-social for not sharing when everyone else was doing so. After a bit of waffling over whether I should do it or not, I finally took the plunge
The SL Poetry Group is one of my favorite groups that I belong to right now, even though I’ve been a part of it for maybe only a month. There are quite a few people who participate and they meet at regularly scheduled times all over the place. In regards to the use of voice, everyone is accommodated. I personally prefer using voice at these gatherings because I like hearing the readers (there’s this one woman named Morgue with a voice that was meant for reciting, it’s like butter and her accent is so pretty), but if you aren’t able to hook up sound or use a mic, that’s not a problem — the poems are also fed into these things called “line readers” which will recite the verse in public text chat in a different color (so as to differentiate the poetry from actual resident chatter). You can also have another voice user recite the poem for you if you’ve no desire to recite it yourself.
There were some bongos on the stage where I recited, lol. They really worked if you clicked them, too — it made me think of Mike Meyers and his beat poet in So I Married An Axe Murderer so for fun I put together my own pretentious poet outfit :p :
Okay, so I’ve been sitting on some of these images — the ones from Crochet, to be specific — since December. Yes, I’ve been meaning to post these for two months now. :p
Given the highly transient nature of a lot of SL businesses, I had to go back and make sure the store still existed, heh. The shops Crochet and Magnolia are apparently both owned by Magnolia Mayo (she has a third shop called Desiree Lingerie which is not featured in this posting).
I love cute dresses so I shall write about Magnolia first. ^_^ Her dresses are very affordable and the only items that I saw over 200L were wedding gown sets that included things like shoes, etc. If you’re a fan of dresses from places like Mimi Coral’s <3 Cupcakes or Miko Omegamu’s *ICING*, then you might like some of what Magnolia has to offer.
This dress is also available in white with black details. I almost bought the white and black version because of Magnolia’s low prices; the only thing that stopped me was the fact that my inventory’s a mess right now (yay for insane quantities of Valentine’s freebies) and I’m afraid I’d buy the dress and then completely forget it even exists before I ever have the chance to wear it.
Next up is the Babado Mini Dress:
The flirty, short hemline of this dress is what caught my eye. The ribbon attachment has a sash that extends past the hemline, making the shortness (and thus cuteness ^_^) of the dress even more pronounced. I initially had a bit of a problem adjusting the ribbon belt because of the perms (it was No Mod/Copy/Trans) but a fast IM to Magnolia Mayo solved that. She sent me a replacement bow soon after and I was able to edit it to fit my avi properly. I haven’t gone back t check if she’s updated her vendor with the modifiable bow but given how quickly she responded to my own IM, I wouldn’t worry about it.
One more dress I picked up is the purple Good Times dress, which came in a handful of other colors:
As I mentioned at the outset of this post, Magnolia also owns a shop called Crochet… and yes, it features items that sport crocheted textures. :p Lots of beachy, summery stuff in this shop.
My favorite item from Crochet is this candy bikini:
The candy bikini is sexy as hell. When you wear the full set, it shows just as much skin as your average bikini, but holy cow it’s the *way* in which it exposes skin that makes it hot. The bikini top gives away an ample view of your avi’s “undercleavage” (not sure what else to call it) and those bikini thong strings riding up along your hips past the waistband of the skirt/shorts are all about emphasizing those feminine curves.
You can get more daring, in degrees, by removing the prim skirt and the pants layer shorts, leaving only an incredibly skimpy thong on, but be warned: if you don’t like the idea of your pubes showing from under a bikini (eww nasty), then make sure you’ve got a skin in your inventory that has a sparse amount of pubic hair, if any at all.
Last but not least is the Nanda dress in red:
I liked the little yellow crocheted star details that line the hem of the flexi-prim skirt and the low waist of the pants layer. And just like at Magnolia, Crochet’s prices are low enough so that you can pick up a slew of sexy beach stuff without breaking the bank.
Other credits and SLURLs are after the cut.