Make For the Seaside

Flow has a new surfboard out – the Minimal Funboard, featuring V-Surf scripts and Bento animations. There are five different sizes for each board and includes a decor and an underarm pose version. There’s also options to apply wax on the surfboard as well for added visual effect.

Flow Minimal Funboard Surfboard | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Surfboard: flow V-Surf Minimal – Funboard by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Dubai Event
Boardshorts: flow . Motion Stripe Boardshorts by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Mainstore

MadPea – The Tower

MadPea creates fun puzzle adventure games for those ready for a challenge. The Tower, an escape room puzzle game experience, debuted back in March of last year. It is unknown how much longer this game experience will remain as MadPea likes to rotate out old games for their newer games – so if you haven’t played, go play it before it is gone!

MadPea - The Tower Entrance | Mine & Yours

In The Tower, you’ll find yourself with absolutely no memory. How did you get here? Why are you even here? Who are you even? Perhaps you’ll find the answer once you escape this place by solving a series of challenging puzzles. Have you uncovered the truth and escaped The Tower yet?

Rise to the challenge here!

MadPea - The Tower Cafe | Mine & Yours

To play, you’ll need to purchase the Game HUD for 1000L. This will not only include the essential Tower Game HUD to allow you to advance through levels, but will provide you with an exclusive outfit and themed prizes upon completion.

MadPea - The Tower Lab | Mine & Yours

A few tips:
– Have your sounds on
– Purchase Earpiece Game Enhancing Add-On. This earpiece will offer you some helpful hints and also offers additional voice dialogue that gives a much better immersive experience. Plus I am biased because the voice-over is done by my talented friend, Kilolo Jenkins.
– If you get stuck on a level and have no idea how to get passed it, you can purchase Tower Access Cards which will allow you to bypass the puzzle and advance to the next level. Also note that the MadPea group is full of helpful Peas who may be willing to help out.

For more detailed information about The Tower game experience, click here.

MadPea - The Tower Door | Mine & Yours

I Like It

I seem to go through phases where I become obsessed with a specific song. First it was Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande. Then it was Never Be The Same by Camila Cabello. And now it is I Like It by Cardi B & J Balvin. So this picture, obviously, is a tribute to my latest obsession.

Culprit released these really sweet rideable rezzer bikes for Fameshed Go. There are two kinds: Surf scooter and Sphynxie scooter. You know which one I immediately went for 😉 The surf one – of course! With my love for the waters, this was a no brainer and was my ride to the beach for an afternoon dip. Each of the bikes include a rezzer as well as a decor version of the bike. For the surf bike, you can choose from three different themed colors: Aloha, Flower, and Surf.

While at the beach, I snorkeled for a bit, sporting my new swim trunks from Tori Torricelli. The fatpack has a lot of nice solids and patterns to choose from with customizable trim and tie colors. Compatible with Signature Gianni, Signature Geralt, Belleza Jake, Slink Male & Aesthetic Enzo. Then quenched my thirst with a nice cool bottle of beer thanks to ChicChica’s newest release which includes the beer carrier (bento hold animation or decor options) as well the beer bottle (bento hold animation or decor options).

Side note for those who actually enjoy water sports in SL, this Snorkel/Dive mask from Splash Rapids is really nice. They have wear and take off animations for the snorkel/dive masks that will pull the mask from the top of your head down to your face when you are ready to dive or peel the mask from your face to pull back up to the top of your head when you are done diving. If may not be the perfect fit, but there are four sizes of the mask to choose from. In addition, there are a plethora of colors to select for your mask.

I Like It | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Supa-fly scooter: Culprit ModSquad Scooter Surf by eku Zhong @Mainstore for Fameshed Go
Obligatory alcohol: :::ChicChica::: TakeAway by Lilo Denimore @Equal10
Smexy trunks: .: TORI TORRICELLI :. Hamptons [ F A T P A C K ] by Tori Torricelli @TMD
Snorkel gear: Splash Rapids – SR Pro 11 Goggles Male by PepperandSault Resident @Mainstore

 

I’m Still Here

爺爺, I’m home. Work was really busy today so I didn’t get to come back home until this late in the evening. I brought you some of your favorite snacks tonight. Picked up some mangosteen at a fruit cart nearby and made you some green tea. No cigarettes this time – I know you love them. 奶奶 mentioned you the other day while we were talking about faith and fate. She misses you – a lot. My dad too, I bet, but he and I don’t really talk much. You know how it is. Sometimes I wonder if you’re really here or not still. 奶奶 says your energy still is, it is what keeps her strong even at her age. It’s been twenty years though……. are you still here?

I’m still here…

I'm Still Here | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Featured: DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine set by KidDreamz Resident @The Epiphany

1. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 1
2. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 2
3. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Buddha Scroll 3
4. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – White Candle
5. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Water Cup
6. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Incense Burner
7. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Red Candle
8. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Singing Bowl
9. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Mini Tea Cups
10. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Fruit Offering
11. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar Stand (Add On)
RARE. DYNASTY – Sacred Shrine – Altar 1

Ancestor Tablet: [Soul Mates] Rakuten (modded) by Hyoutarou Resident

House: ~Isil~ [Niwa] Tea house RARE by Isilmeriel Resident

Offering:
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen by Vivian Omizu
[[RH]] Japanese ice Green tea by Ryo Ixxel

19 [[RH]] ZABUTON D (sit) by Ryo Ixxel
19. [[RH]] Goza -Kingyo- (Mat gold fish) by Ryo Ixxel

Decor:
1. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Hanging Scroll by KidDreamz Resident
20, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- KASATATE (umbrella holder) by Ryo Ixxel
8. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Rolled Scrolls by KidDreamz Resident
18, [[RH]] -IZAYOI- GETABAKO (shoe rack) by Ryo Ixxel
DYNASTY – Wooden Print – Dark Brown by KidDreamz Resident
5. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Porcelin Vase by KidDreamz Resident
The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers (modded) by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza

2. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Vintage Poster 2 by KidDreamz Resident
2. DYNASTY – Tranquility Set – Room Divider by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Red by KidDreamz Resident
DYNASTY – Garden Stools – Green by KidDreamz Resident
8. DYNASTY – Shanghai Escape – Trunk (Blanket) by KidDreamz Resident
14 [[RH]] Cat (Gray) Mam by Ryo Ixxel

On Ghost Grandfather:
:::Breath:::my Military costume(khaki) by AlfredJames Resident

On Caleb:
AMI:HAI / Midsummer Memories GACHA / S / 11 by qo0op Resident and woomi Latte

XX/XY

Mind Carlberg has put on another fantastic exhibit where the vision is to showcase each individual’s way of looking/feeling masculine for the ladies and feminine for the gentlemen. This one got me really thinking about the two words though.

I found myself battling on the social construction what it really means to be feminine these days. Though the definition of feminine is having qualities traditionally ascribed to women, the typical woman nowadays has really changed. Where women were once usually described as submissive and quiet, women now are holding power as leading CEOs and active social reformists. Where women were once seen as weak and incapable of doing tasks men do, and have been subject to oppression, mental and physical abuse – yet they survive and become stronger.

I know more Superwomen than I know Supermen. When I hear the word feminine now, I have to think… what does that even mean? Does it describe the single mother who is single-handedly providing a life and future for her young children while taking on two and sometimes three jobs just to support them? Does it describe the soldier who happens to be female while she is out years at a time defending her country along side her troop? Does it describe the master surgeon who spent decades learning and preparing for her time to save hundreds of lives or the farmer who spends long days in the field feeding the nation?

What about masculinity? What really does it mean to be a man? When described as masculine, is the person exuding strength and tough qualities? If that is the case, then why aren’t pregnant women describe as masculine since they are the ones who not only carry a child in their bodies for months, but will eventually be splitting their bodies open to birth a child in the end. Maybe it is the way men carry themselves with confidence and dominance that make them masculine. However, I have also come to believe that too much confidence then becomes cocky and too much dominance becomes overbearing and abusive. Does that mean too much masculinity really means it is bad? What about too much femininity? What would that mean?

All I know is women have it tough yet they are crushin’ it every day. They are fearless fighters and strong survivors. Leaders as well as partners. Mothers and the fierce protectors of their loved ones. So what does being feminine really mean now? To me, it is a word that is void of any particular meaning other than the simple biological distinction of the x and y chromosome.

XX/XY | Mine & Yours

View or participate in Mind’s latest exhibit at The Buried Man gallery.