Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Picture of the Day - 453

Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh ......
"Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh ......" by [ AE ]

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Sacrilege!

Oscar Wilde, our revered great-great-grand uncle, once said "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness."
As the spectacular content creator and amazing fashion designer that I am, I was of course deeply honored when I encountered this bastardized version of my Internationally renowned "The Jester's Hat" by BMcM™ at the Second Pride festival yesterday.

But I must also admit I find this modified version extremely garish and very l-o-u-d and not at all sublime and sensual as my original hat is. In the background of the picture below you can see Petr Vanbeek modelling the - in this context - muted and sublime original.

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Nah seriously, it was really fun and entertaining to see Kahvy and Garrett give the audience a preview of what they believe may be the version I will launch for Pride next year.

Picture of the Day - 452

Hide & Seek
"Hide & Seek" by Key Monk

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

When Shit Happens... Let the Show Go On

As an oldtimer in both SecondLife and in first life, I know that sometimes shit happens. The important thing is how you deal with it, usually you just step over it and move on.
Sasha Laryukov as Madonna
That is what the cast of The Madonna Virtual History Tour had to do this evening when their dance master - who was going to lead all the newer dances of the show - was hit by a power outage in his first life and dropped out and couldn't get back in. Sasha and the remaining crew championed on and did the best they could without him.

I have seen the Virtual History Tour three times earlier - without technical difficulties - but I must say that this was the time I had most fun and was most moved.

A big reason for enjoying it so much was the wonderful and warm interaction between the crew and the audience in the face of adversity.

The fact that the show also was a beautiful tribute to our brothers and sisters who lost their lives in Orlando in a very touching way that brought tears to my eyes. Unfortunately I couldn't get any pictures of that part due to a bit of weekend lag so the photos of their faces didn't rez for me.

I would like to thank Second Pride and all the performers for a wonderful experience!
Stephano del Piero strikes a pose
Astanias rubbing one out against the glass
Corwyn, our DJ for the evening (very sexy voice)
Madonna in yet another of her beautiful gowns
Lucky Luke pretending to be an angel
I think this is Dill, but I could be wrong...
Stephano striking another pose

Head of Security Tootsie Nootan with companion
Jak Calcutt and LLedge Eames also enjoyed the show
An enthralled audience member

TMVHT 2016 in SL - Strike A Pose

Tonight at 1PM as part of the Second Pride Festival 2016
"The Madonna Virtual History Tour - Strike A Pose"
starring Sasha Laryukov as Madonna

Be there Second Pride.

And the Winner Is...

Yesterday I posted a picture puzzle and asked if you could guess the meaning of the pictures.

You were asked to post your guesses in the comments.

The pictures depicted were the following:
  1. Three Swedish football fans (Their nationality is shown by them being painted in the blue and yellow colors of the Swedish flag and wearing the jersey of the Swedish National football team)
  2. A blazing sun
  3. Six varieties of pickled herring (It should have been at least seven, sorry for that...)
  4. A bundle of freshly harvested chives
  5. New potatoes, with skin still on, boiled with dill
  6. A bottle of aquavit (an alcoholic spirit, made from potatoes, that gets it distinctive taste from spices or herbs)
Thank you Ricco Saenz and Kahvy Smith for taking part in my little game. The answer I was aiming for to this riddle was indeed "Happy Midsummer!"

Now without further ado, let me announce the following...

And the winners are...
*Bwow-Chcka-Bwow-Ba-Doom*

Mrrs. Ricco Saenz and Kahvy Smith!

Congratulations guys, you have both won a handmade Jester's Hat in Multicolored Rhinestone by BMcM™. 

Keep the object safe in your Inventories for a while and you will make a fortune some day, I am quite certain of that!