VLOG: The Latest (ep 1)

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Avatars Against Trump

“After the election” A styling I did as a part of BOSL magazine.

Hello Readers!

Today’s post is going to be more of your traditional sort of blog post, though I might just vlog on this topic at some point. Like many of you, I have been feeling VERY strongly about the state of the government in the United States since before the recent election and even more so after it. I have been able to safely assert my view on things (mostly) from my RL/SL Facebook, and I tend to rant a lot to those closest to me in my RL and my SL. I have wanted to make a post like this for a while, but life and hesitation tend to get in the way sometimes. Thankfully I saw Strawberry’s post and was motivated to finally do it.

It is amazing to me how divided we as a nation are. I tend to avoid any political talk, I don’t enjoy conflict or arguing. I am one who will remain quiet until motivated to speak, which usually comes as a result of the insanity of statements made by others. As an American I have taken my right to vote very seriously. I am stunned every election at how many Americans do not care to vote or who think their votes don’t matter. As an educator of young children, I have done my best to instill in my students the importance of being an active citizen. I have mixed feelings about having been out of the classroom during this political season (I went from classroom teacher to instructional coach without a class of my own). For as passionate as I have felt about the issues, I wonder if I could have remained neutral as I have in past elections. I will never know.

I have become an avid listener of all kinds of political podcasts, though I have cut back quite a bit now…for my own sanity. One fact I heard on a podcast a while back was just how much of the voting population elected this man. This man whom I consider a bigot and demagogue (among other things). This man offends me on so many levels. He offends me as a woman, a Latina, and a mother. He offends me as an educator and he offends me as an American. I will never directly call him my president, because he is not. He does not represent me and he does not respect me. I try not to resent those Americans that brought this nightmare into my life. I know they all had their reasons, but he was the wrong choice for the change they were so desperate for. This man’s election is a low point in American history and American democracy. Nearly HALF of the voting population DID NOT VOTE. This man won with 25% and the electoral college. Voter turn out has been a long standing issue, I know that. I just am stunned that just 25% of the voters in this country decided this bigoted demagogue was what was best for America.

I am a Democrat (shocker, I know). I had never labeled myself anything more than that..liberal, left, whatever…just Democrat. But I am feeling more left than ever. I have never been an activist. I have never shared my political views publicly, that’s just not polite right? Well, the times have clearly changed. I am more vocal than I ever have been when it comes to politics, because people need to wake up and do something, myself included.

As an RL friend of mine likes to say on her podcast, I am WOKE. I am activated, I will take action. I will be an even more active part of the democracy I live in. I am a part of the resistance.

An image that came through the #notmypresident SL Group secondlife:///app/group/760e5970-f9b8-196b-1ad4-f3bc129cbce4/about

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Style Credits:
hair: Lelutka – HF03 Naturals
makeup: Izzie’s – I’m not feeling well mascara & smeared lipstick
shirt: Coded – Knotted Tank (Dump Trump 16)
safety pin & button badge: Ameta Amiot (creator)
jewelry: Kibitz – Chara bangles in silver
tattoo – Damned – Shattered
pants: Larry Jeans – Laced Leather Pants – black

Penny for more than thoughts

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Hello Readers!

I have vlogged again! This time about Wicca’s latest, Penny and the new store build! Watch my vlog to learn more about Penny and get a brief tour of the store. Penny is at the Kinky Event from January 28 – Feburary 19.

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Wicca’s Wardrobe has grown so much over the past two years that it was time for a new and extraordinary build! We are pleased to share with you the new and fabulously unique store build for Wicca’s Wardrobe! A custom design by the one and only Colpo Wexler! It is a sprawling multilevel building, designed to enhance your shopping experience with all of our items neatly organized into new sections of the store. We have added a new section, the Outlet section where you can find older items at 50% off.

We really hope you will come on down and take a look, perhaps even snap a few photos in it and share it to our group?  We would love to see you using the space and enjoying it as much as we do! In honor of the new build we will have a photo contest! Snap your best photo inside the store wearing Wicca’s Wardrobe and you might win a gift card! First place will earn a L$1000 gift card, 2nd a L$500 gift card and 3rd a L$250 gift card! Place your photos in our Flickr group and somewhere in the title use “new store” so we can tell which are contest entries. You will have til Saturday, February 4th and winners will be announced  and contacted on February 5th.

So here is the vlog with all the details:

Thanks for visiting!

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Guess Who’s Vlogging?

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credits: hair – Sabrina by enVOGUE | top ~ Choker Knit Top by Stories&Co. (Luxe Box – Jan 2017) | skirt ~ Denim Skirt by Blueberry (Luxe Box – Jan 2017) | pet ~ Corgi Puppy by MishMish (Luxe Box – Jan 2017) | building ~ Catskills Lodge by Scarlet Creative (Luxe Box – Jan 2017)

Hello Readers!

One of the fun things I want do do with my 2017 is VLOG! So many others in RL and SL have fun with it that I thought I could try my hand at it too!

I enjoy being creative and making videos, though I am definitely more of a hobbyist than a pro. I have made video tutorials for my students and that is about it. Vlogging my SL would give me a different experience with video creation that I think I would enjoy.

So here is my vlog into, hope you like!

Thanks for stopping by!
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Mommy and Me

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The Avros ~ Prisilla (aka Silly) & Rocky

Hello Readers!

In my last post I alluded to trying out some new things this coming year in SL and one of those things is having a son! Well, I have a son in RL and he has long been interested in SL and quite the lil gamer himself, so I made him an account so that he and I could experience SL together! There are a few things I have in mind for him, and I won’t share those things just yet as I am not sure how many of them will materialize, but if they do, my son and I are going to be cracking up quite a bit. He really is my lil sidekick and I love him to bits. Made sense to me to share Second Life with him where we could have even more fun!

Since I was all excited about my Bento makeover I was just as excited to make my son a cool looking, age-appropriate avatar! I admit I was kinda scratching my head on this one as there sure are a lot of toddler avatars and toddler fashion, but no where near the same offerings for more teenaged looking avatars. Knowing how much Trouble Dethly of PENUMBRA/Eclipse & Spotlight (such a busy guy!) supports the toddler community in SL, I figured he was the right guy to reach out to (not to mention he is super cool and my bro) and I was right! He connected me with Kenzie Thomas Numbers (mckenzieky) of MESHMERIZED and that is all it took! My son’s avatar is perfect and he has some fun kid appropriate clothing. My son’s skin and shape are from MESHMERIZED as well as his cute lil lip tattoo. In this photo, I wanted him to dress up and not clash with Mommy’s outfit so I took him over to ISON and got him a few things including the Scoopneck Sweater he is wearing. His hair is Boys & Girls 27 from Dura.

Once my son’s avatar was ready and I handed it over to my son to play with, I asked him if he might want to model like mommy and he was like “YEAH!” Next step, launching my son’s teen modeling career!

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Rocky Avro

Thanks for reading! Oh, and in case you are wondering what I am wearing, I pulled out some oldies but goodies from my inventory! I am wearing a Truth Hair called Soliel from 2013 and a Valentina E Floral Bohemian Coat from 2015! I am also wearing Kunglers Lakshmi Necklace and Jeune by Rowne Emeline Leather Jumpsuit. The pose is by KaTink and called “Besties for Life” (so true) and the photo was shot on the KaTink sim.

And now for a song my son and I love clapping to:

Always Silly,
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