Saturday, February 14, 2015

One Billion Rising 2015 in Second Life - Underwater Sisters

The mermaids sensed that one of them was in pain. They could always feel when there was some trouble with any of them... they were all sisters, after all, connected at various levels of existence. Now a beautiful, sparkling, slim creature was crouching in pain at the bottom of the sea. "Her prince left her. She gave up everything for him... and he just left her, for one of those pale, two-legged Earthlings..." - the eerie, soft mermaid voices shared the story, then they all gathered around their sister and slowly took turns in embracing her. She was one of them, and she was not to be left alone.

One Billion Rising 2015 in SL - Sisters
The beautiful mermaids are the "daughters" of claudia222 Jewell, who is one of the many excellent artists with an installation on show in the One Billion Rising in Second Life sims on 14 February 2015.

"One Billion Rising was the biggest mass action in human history. The campaign, launched on Valentine’s Day 2012, began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than one billion women and girls.
On 14 February 2013, people across the world came together to express their outrage, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women. On 14 February 2014 OBR called on women and men everywhere to harness their power and imagination to rise for justice. In 2015, OBR are calling for a revolution for change."

(Thank you for the excellent summary, Daniel Voyager!)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Evil Cupid - Happy Valentine's Day!

For quite a long time Amorella had suspected that Eros had some beef with her. He gave Amorella the most impossible assignments ever... “See this Canadian woodcutter? His destined bride lives in Calcutta, she sells mobile phones. Make these two meet somehow, and make them fall in love, chop chop!” – Amorella angrily imitated Eros’ high-and-mighty manner of speech. Then a cunning and wicked smile broke on her tiny pink lips and she licked her sharp little fangs. She picked an arrow and she dipped the tip into a black jar that contained some indescribable dark liquid. “It’s your turn now to fall in love, dearest Eros. I hope you’ll like your destined bride. She’s a bit old and ugly, even for a Harpy... but nothing can stand in the way of true love, huh?” – Amorella murmured and flew off to look for her demanding and fussy boss.
Evil Cupid
Saint Valentine’s Day is around the corner for both Petites and biggies, and if you’re a Petite you should celebrate All Lovers Day wearing this elaborate and incredibly cute outfit by Ankle Biter! Yuna is always Yuna (to our collective luck), so you can safely count on the usual lovely detailing, the hallmark curly tail decorated with a couple of redbreasts in love this time, sparkler add-ons and jewellery pieces, a bow and a quiver, a long and a short skirt, a floating personal pet Cupid... what else do you need to play Love Goddess? Nothing, am I right?

Outfit: "Red Velvet Cherub" by Ankle Biter – 795 L$.
Avatar: "Royale Petite" in Pale by Fallen Gods Inc. 1500 L$
Hair: "Orion" in Iceberg by Wasabi Pills 110 L$ for a colour pack of five.
Eyes: "Serial Pierce Eyes" in Beam by The Stringer Mausoleum an old hunt gift not available any more.
Pose: "Tacklin' Ya" by Olive Juice – this pose is not available any more, but a few sitting poses from the "Grounded Men" series look quite similar.