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Skybox Hermit

Skybox Hermit (click here for a raw shot)

Are you a skybox hermit? I can be at times, but I also like exploring the grid. I like scouting locations for shoots or just exploring the creativity of Second Life content creators. However, I can also be quite anti-social and just want to keep to myself, dress up my doll and take pictures of her in amusing ways, like today. That’s when the skybox comes in very handy and I can escape for some peace and quiet. My real life is pretty noisy and insane most of the time, so escaping to the peacefulness of my skybox is a refreshing change.

But what if you don’t want to go to jail for being a skybox hermit? Here are some places you can check out for locations to explore in Second Life:

  1. Explore Second Life Flickr Group – Where thousands of residents share images of different Second Life locations, with SLurls to the locations in the descriptions.
  2. Honour McMillan’s Blog and Ziki Questi’s Blog – Two of my most favorite Second Life Travel Bloggers.
  3. SeraphimSL – Maybe you want to update your avatar and go shopping? There is ALWAYS some sort of fashion shopping event going on and Seraphim has all the scoop!
  4. The Second Life Destination Guide – “The chosen ones” by Linden Lab. A list of places (neatly categorized ) that the Lindens think you should visit!

That should keep you out of SL jail for a while. The mugshot prop I’m using in this image is from Intrigue Co. currently available at The Arcade Gacha events. You only have a few more days to shop at the Arcade. It closes on July 1st and since it has been open a month now, this would be a great time to go and shop lag free.

The jacket I’m wearing is from Cold Ash currently available at Uber. Please keep in mind that this is a MENS jacket, I just liked the way it looked on my female avatar. It looks big and it has no boobs, but I do like the way it falls on me. If you are looking to get it for your female avatar as well, please make sure to try the DEMO first.

Happy exploring!

Credits:
*Mesh Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle
*Mesh Head: Rowne Mode.Jem Mesh head – SPF25 by Fashionboi Landar (my post)
Body Skin Applier: .: fiore :. Maitreya Mesh Lara Body Appliers by Sanya Bilavio
Body Freckles Applier: Izzie’s – Body Freckles Applier Huds by Izzie Button
*Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes – Hazel by Ikon Innovia
Hair: Dura-Boys&Girls 47(Dark Brown) by chiaki Xue
*Mesh Ears: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5 by kikunosuke Eel
*Jacket: ColdAsh FitMESH v1 Size – IRONWASH Jacket by ColdAsh (@ Uber)
*Nosering: Zaara [Goa party] : Baga nosering by Zaara Kohime (@ Arcade)
*Joint: Zaara [Goa party] : Weed Joint by Zaara Kohime (@ Arcade)
Rings: Izzie’s – *resize* Celestial Midi Rings R silver (Maitreya) by Izzie Button
*Pose+Prop: Intrigue Co. – Most Wanted: Skybox Hermit by Katharine McGinnis (@ Arcade)

Dum Maaro Dum

Dum maaro dum literally translates into ‘take another hit’ and it was the name of a very famous bollywood song in the 1970s, then reworked in 2011. I thought the song fit well with the theme of Zaara’s Arcade items this month. This month for the Arcade Zaara is inviting you all to escape to […] Continue reading →

Lazy Sunday Morning

So it may not be morning or even a Sunday when you are reading this post, but this is what I imagine to be a very relaxing Sunday morning. The Lazy Sunday Morning set from Erratic at the Arcade this round has some of my most favorite pieces in a gacha ever. First is this […] Continue reading →

Long Live the Queen!

Whenever I put on any kind of crown in Second Life, I admit to feeling a bit like royalty. Who wouldn’t though with this crown? It’s just magnificent! Below is a full shot of the crown because even though I love the closeup shot of my face, I really did want to show you the […] Continue reading →

Avatar Transformation Challenge

Meme instructions: Transform your avatar completely so that even your friends wouldn’t recognize you. Don’t forget to share the link to your image in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group. This week’s Monday Meme idea was provided by Mr. Skell Dagger. Several months ago he was kind enough to […] Continue reading →

Events & Weekly Roundup

Events this week Instead of doing a Friday Find this week, I figured I would cover some recent shopping events you can visit instead. Uber – started on February 25th with the theme Boho. (Uber SLurl) Sneak Peek – started February 25th (Sneak Peek SLurl) FaMESHed – starts March 1st (FaMESHed SLurl) The Arcade Gacha […] Continue reading →

Take me to Jodhpur

The Arcade Gacha Events returns March 1st and Zaara is taking us all to Jodhpur, India this round. Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is often referred to as the “Blue City” due to the vivid blue-painted houses that surround the infamous Mehrangarh Fort. It is one of […] Continue reading →

Avatar in a Box Challenge

The lovely Vanessa Blaylock has started a new challenge called Avatar in a Box! She was inspired by Hugh Kretschmer‘s 2006 art/fashion piece Special Delivery where he lovingly assembled outfits and body parts in a box, which you can see in her post. I didn’t really want to cut up my avatar in pieces like […] Continue reading →

Mrs. Robinson

Botgirl called me Mrs. Robinson earlier today and that sort of inspired this post, even though I am completely innocent and have even sworn off men for the rest of my life (or until I meet a really hot guy). But yeah, I did have fun dressing Manberry up like a schoolboy and photoshopping a […] Continue reading →

Cozy Winter Evenings

(click here for a raw shot) The Arcade Gacha Event starts at midnight, December 1st and has all sorts of items to keep you warm and snugly throughout the winter season. All of the items you see in this post will be available there, except the skybox. The skybox I’ve had for many years now […] Continue reading →

Seducing the Butler

(click here for raw shot of selfie) It’s hard work trying to seduce an inanimate mesh object, but the butlers from Mutresse for this round of Arcade are so lifelike that from the pictures, you’d think I didn’t have any trouble at all. I mean, I DID get him to take a selfie with me. […] Continue reading →

Intellectual Conversations

There was someone I used to have long intellectual conversations with about politics, religion, finance, convenience stores (don’t ask), fashion, food, movies, tv shows, and so much more. That person is no longer in my life and I kind of miss and crave the all-nighters we used to have just talking our ears off. It’s funny […] Continue reading →

Paint the town red

Junbug has released a gorgeous gown for FaMESHed this round so I got all dressed up and felt like painting the town red. I asked the handsome Mr. Akami to take me dancing and not only did he take me dancing, he also serenaded me on skype as I took these pictures. I can’t deny […] Continue reading →

The Walking Dead

I am totally late to the party but several weeks ago I started watching “The Walking Dead” on Netflix and now I’m totally addicted. However, I have a somewhat love/hate relationship with that show. I love the story line and show itself but the gore and zombies are giving me some serious nightmares. I’m only […] Continue reading →

The Maharani’s Boudoir

Maharani is sanskrit for a very great Princess, who ranks above the queen. So she is the queen of all queens and the wife of the Maharaja. Zaara Kohime has created a vanity set which you would find in a Maharani’s Boudoir for this September’s Arcade Gacha Events. You can see the complete set as […] Continue reading →