The Fool

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

 

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Abraham Lincoln

Story… The money, drugs, and jewels, what a fool I was to think that I could stay. But only this fool chose to run away, knowing the chase always has to end.

Hello everyone!! I hope everyone in the States are planning a fun filled fourth of July. Normally, my blog posts are usually a bit quick, but I had to take some time for myself this past week–one to prepare for the holiday and second I needed rest. So I do apologize for my blog coming a little later in the day, than I intended.

This past week has been a wonderful whirl wind of second life for me. I really couldn’t be any more happier than I am right now. I owe that to the people around me. It’s nice to be able to come into this virtual space on a rough day and have your spirit immediately lifted.

Unfortunately, I do want to reiterate that my health hasn’t been perfect, so blogging has not been at the forefront of my brain. I’ve had to take it easy the last few weeks. I’m still making blog posts, but they’re just a little slower than I’d like them to be. We all do what we can.

BUT, the grid has so many wonderful events from uber to famished.. to even rewind. I know this past round of rewind was great. I wan’t able to blog it quick enough, but it’s also an event to explore. Speaking of Uber and Famished….. The blazer, shorts, corset, and even hair come from uber. My sunglasses and rings are available at Fameshed. I really love all of these items together. Together, they help to create something truly special.

When taking this picture, I felt like a drug lord, so I came up with a little blurb with a backstory. I always think that pictures should convey a story or a feeling. It should make you feel something. If pictures don’t give you any sort of feeling, then I haven’t done my job :D.

I had so much fun during that shoot. In the past, I role played a female gangster.. I had a lot of fun with it, so it’s nice to be able to capture something that I portrayed inworld. Second life provides me with an artistic escape into my own thoughts, desires, and playfulness. So this picture means a lot to me.

Continuing on with that role play inspired picture, I picked The Fool from the tarot card deck to represent this particular gangster fueled picture. Even gangsters have to realize that you can’t fool people all the time. In the end, you will be found out and on the run. Yet in the end, running has to end eventually. So I deemed myself a fool on the run with cash and clothes at hand.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog and photo as much as I have. Thank you for following me and your continued support me. I hope you all have a wonderful safe fun filled holiday with beautiful fireworks and yummy food with friends and family. If you like anything featured in the above photo, please check out my credits.

Before I go, I want to mention the pose fair. Bauhaus movement makes INCREDIBLE poses and I will never stop gushing about their poses or their pictures. I have been a long fan of theirs, since I started taking pictures. It’s one of the few companies that I will buy the entire fatpack of poses. I have another company that’s near and dear to my heart, which is CUCA Designs. I love both these companies, but you will have to wait to see what I do with her poses. Please check out the pose fair. It’s an incredible event for pose creators. Okay and now, I’m done and it’s time to PARTYYYYYYYY.

As always, be kind to one another.

Cheers,

Violet XOXO

Credits

Hair–#foxy–Oceana–by Liza Broono–Uber June 2018
blazer–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Corset–David Heather–Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Shorts–David Heather –Nomi by David C. Heather (gianni.broda)–Uber June 2018
Necklace-PL$H–420 Leaf chain by B (illllehctim)—Free
Heels–Phedora –Cynthia by Δαιμονισμένη Πατάτα (celena.galli)
Sunglasses–zoom–Yourun by Jonas Acanthus–FaMESHEd July 2018
Rings–Real Evil –Dragon rings by RealEvil (crashnoww)–FaMESHED July 2018
Earrings–Yummy –Stardust Earrings by Polyester Partridge

Pose–Bauhaus Movement –The out by LouLou Hill (loulou.teichmann)–Pose Fair July 2018

Phone–E.marie –Text back phone by . E м i . (emilianamarie)

Cash–NikoTIN–Dealer Kitchen by  Raph Dirval

Suitcase light pink–Tentacio –by May Tolsen

Panties–Dead Dollz–The party one by Kiddo Oh

Dark pink suitcase–Black Bantam— Holdable vintage tweed luggage

Backdrop–Foxcity –Photo booth club black by Satomi Masukami

 

 

 

 

The World

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio

 

This blog is much later than I ever intended. But it’s not due to a lack of effort. This one photo has a ton of things from events. I’m so excited about this one little photo. My feet really did hit the pavement.

Before I get into all the glorious shopping details, I want to talk a little bit about this quote and the name of the picture. I found this quote which touched a chord with me–especially right now. My whole world relies on me bouncing back and being resilient. Pain will ebb and flow. Sometimes you just have to do what you can on the good days. I thought about resilience, after having a truly difficult week with pain. I’ve always been one to say that I was in pain, but never really how that pain made me feel.

Bouncing back and not focusing on the bad days is so important. I’ve learned that yesterday may have been awful, but today can be better. You can’t focus on yesterday’s pain, when there’s a life to live today. My train of thought really brought me to the concept of resilience. Many of us have had to be resilient to stay strong in a virtual world. Many people bounce back from heart ache, failure, and criticism. There’s a resilience in bouncing back from those things. It’s definitely a skill.

I haven’t been the most resilient person sometimes. I’ve had trouble bouncing back from life’s bumps in the road–which goes for second life too. But in the end, I had the ability to overcome. Life doesn’t really give you a choice. Life is also mean and it will give you that lesson over and over again of resilience–with the rocky path that is life.

Speaking of rocky paths, I picked the picture to represent the world because of so many things. I’m a little touchy when it comes to prosthetics portrayed in second life. Any time I’ve portrayed myself with a piece of me that’s artificial like an arm or leg, I go through something emotionally. It’s more truth in that one picture. It’s one window. One peak to a mask lifted. I don’t normally run around inworld with a prosthetic anything for this reason. BUT.. if there was ever a reason to do it… it was the signs in the universe and this really hard week.

I’m scheduled to have a knee surgery in the very near future. My mother is disabled from a knee surgery that refused to heal correctly. It’s not something that I have told others about. I’m nervous and scared for so many reasons. However, seeing that prosthetic painted beautifully was a hopeful sign. Despite increased difficulty, it gives me hope that something hard can be beautiful in the end. Since this picture represents a big part of my world, there was no other arcana card in the tarot deck suited for this pic—other than the world. This is my world. These are my fears. This is the cause for such emotional upheaval. But you know what… it’s still beautiful–scars and all.

Now to create that beautiful reflection, I went to several events. My skirt came from the Dubai Event. It’s by Legal Insanity and called the Anna skirt. My head piece came from LODE and it’s from shiny shabby. My shirt is from Kustom9 by E.Marie. My legs are from N21 and by DRD. There’s also a gold flower pot in the background by Eliavah and available at Whimsical. As you can see, there are so many great events on the grid. If you need further info on any of the items featured in this picture, please check out my credits below. Thank you

One quick note, I was really hoping to see pashminas, rugs, and jewelry…gold at the Dubai event. I’m hoping to see these items. I have a few pashminas in real life from the middle east and I love them. I hope to buy a couple inworld soon. 😛

Much love,

Violet xoxo

P.S.–thank you to everyone who checked in with me this week and made me laugh–spent time with me. I’m really thankful for that.

 

Credits

Nails–N21–Sakura mesh nails by Nylon Pinkney–N21 May 2018
Rings–Yummy–Sweet like candy by Polyester Partridge N21 May 2018
Hair Piece–LODE–Valley Wreath (cotton) Rare by Chirzaka RV (chirzaka.vlodovic)–Shiny Shabby May 2018
Legs–DRD–Frida Prosthetic by Jaimy Hancroft–N21 may 2018
Shirt–E.Marie –Bustier Top by . E м i . (emilianamarie)–Kustom9 May 2018
Skirt–Legal Insanity –Anna skirt by EGO THE SIZE OF RUSSIA (datrip.blackbart)–Dubai May 2018
Hair–Stealthic –Somber by Hunter (stealthic)–Kustom9 May 2018

Furniture

Suitcases–Nutmeg–Old Suitcases Pink by Neva Xenga (nevacrystall) Shiny Shabby may 2018
white bag–Nutmeg—Straw bag pink–Neva Xenga (nevacrystall)–Shiny Shabby May 2018
flower vase–Eliavah –Stillglasses Roses 1 by e l i a v a h ღ (eliavahazaleia)–whimsical May 2018
Rugs–Trompe Loeil –Teigan Glamping Rug–by C. Edo (cory.edo)–mainstore
backdrop/chandelier/ottomon—-foxcity — My Wardrobe Photobooth by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 May 2018
Potted plant–HIVE–Cordyline Tree by hive (thehivestore)–mainstore
Pose–Foxcity–Selfie by Satomi Masukami–Kustom9 May 2018