Who let the dorks out?

The one which was supposed to be about fishies and ended up being a semi-farewell July 11, 2010

Filed under: Events — Paulina Oceanlane @ 4:22 pm
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I just realised that it has been exactly a month since my last post and I apologise for the long pause. I have been going through a phase where SL has lost its fascination for me and at this point I am not really sure if I will get it back. I just don’t feel the inspiration anymore to explore, put together outfits or take blog pictures. I log in, clear my messages, look at my inventory and then decide to log off again.

I have heard of many other residents of similar “age” (3 years) that they are going through the same and that this seems to be a common phase where people either take long breaks, leave or come back under a different account. For me it goes even deeper than that. SL has helped me through a very stressful phase in my life in which I often felt very low and, without noticing it at that point, retracted to this virtual world. It gave me an outlet to be creative, to get the kick of exploring new places and virtual art, to enjoy cheap online retail therapy. It provided me with a constant, the virtual home I am sharing with Fi, which always was peaceful and relaxing, and of course I met amazing people and other creative minds there.

Now things in RL have changed. Some stresses have ended, I have learnt to deal better with others. RL was very busy, I had a few health problems but I am now feeling better than I have felt in ages – and it makes me shy away from SL. I’d rather be out in the real world, enjoying the summer and the flowers, getting on top of RL duties and hobbies I neglected. A lot of SL things I used to spend hours doing now seem so unimportant and far away, almost like from a different life. Sometimes it is even a bit hard for me to understand why I spent so much time doing them (searching for the perfect pair of tights, for example). I keep in contact with my SL friends through Plurk and in the end those interactions now matter more to me than having an avatar and a virtual home – funnily enough, many of them do not log in much anymore either and use other social websites to keep in contact.

Maybe I subconsciously feel that coming back to SL might affect me in a negative way. SL can suck you in and time seems to fly much faster, as if two hours in RL equal half an hour in SL. I don’t want to “officially” leave SL, I am still too attached to my avatar for that, plus I am thinking of all the Lindens I invested! LOL. But I will officially go on an extended break. There might be a blog entry, or there might be none, and maybe bad weather in autumn will drive me back to the always sunny virtual world. But when I am honest with myself, maybe I don’t want to get that fascination with SL back after all and rather hold on to RL. We’ll see.

The one thing I feel very sorry about is that this phase coincides with “Operation Squeegee“, which so far managed to raise an incredible amount of L$830.000 (more than $3000) for the National Wildlife Foundation!! Unfortunately I was away for most of it and was hoping to do a long blog post this weekend, but for various reasons only managed this attempt to take up Ariel Wingtip’s Operation Squeegee Blogger challenge. The original challenge includes the squeegee, but I fell in love with the fish and decided to use it instead. 😀 You can get the free antlers in a box near the stage and a squeegee pack from the donation bucket at the Operation Squeegee Headquarters (SLURL). Operation Squeegee runs until 15th July and has a ton of events, which can be found on the website. There are sooo many awesome things for sale – cute T-Shirts with marine animals, deco items, a houseboat, poses, cute trees with eyes, quirky transportation vehicles…Please go and have a look and support the help efforts for the wildlife affected by the oil spill. Maybe we will manage to break the one million mark!

I <3 fishies

Operation Squeegee Donation items [SLURL]:
Squeegeed Antlers by Fire Good!!!
Scuba Set by SYSY & Hopscotch.
Huggles Fish with pose by Hopscotch.

Non-donation items:
Hair “Ana Lu” by Truth.
Skin “Belle Pale” by Belleza.

Picture taken at Suboceana [SLURL].

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The Intergalactic Spy June 1, 2010

Filed under: Poses,Shop till you drop — Paulina Oceanlane @ 2:38 pm
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The Intergalactic Spy

Only a handful of trusted people knew her civil name. To everyone else she was Agent Pink, Intergalactic Spy, one of the Defenders of the Triangulum Galaxy and someone you wouldn’t want to cross.

The day she turned legend was when a convoy of spaceships from the far away Star Nebula entered Her Majesty’s territory and started an agressive attack on the capital city and the President’s residence. Without hesitation she threw herself into the line of fire and fought the enemy, one by one, saving the ancient civilisation of Triangulum all on her own.

Under Attack

Rumour has it that when the President awarded her the Intergalactic Medal of Distinction, a quick smile curved her lips. But mysteriously, none of the hundreds of cameras documenting the ceremony had been able to catch it.

It takes too long to build a good reputation to risk losing it for a blink of an eye in history.

Licence to kill

Credits:
Poses: “Catty Hero” pose set by Hopscotch [SLURL].
Skin “Cosmic Johanna – green – past” by MiaSnow [SLURL].
“Space Heart” outfit and spaceships with particles by BareRose [SLURL].
Hair “Woman of the Year – delicious wine” by Clawtooth [SLURL].
Lashes “Ferra” by Sin Skins [SLURL].
Eyes by Miriel (no longer available).
Photosphere by Kyoot. [SLURL]

 

Even more poses, and it’s all for charity April 11, 2010

Filed under: Poses,Shop till you drop — Paulina Oceanlane @ 10:46 am
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Rawrrr
Pose by Hopscotch

If you only buy one set at Pose fair, then it should be the collaborative fat pack which just has been released and is only available until 16th April. It contains 35 poses from 35 creators and everything of the L$500 goes to the charity Motivation. Get the female set here and the male one here at XStreetSL!

Free like a bird
Pose by No Strings Attached

This fabulous pack contains everything you could wish for, from subtle and cute to silly and action poses – of course the latter ones are my favourites.

Rockin'
Pose by LAP

Thanks to all Pose Fair organisers and contributors, you rock!! <333

Credits:
Femaleand male pose sets at XStreetSL.


PF10 Exlusive Female

White Tiger avatar by **DP*yumyum, CSR gift – http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009w/.
Bikini and sunglasses by by Artilleri – 50L Friday [SLURL] .
Hair “TOM245” by booN [SLURL].
Pictures were taken at Las Arenas Rosadas [SLURL].