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.

Happy Fourth!

I hope everyone (not just Americans!) are having a good fourth <3 I mostly already celebrated my fourth with friends last weekend with a good ol’ fashioned bbq cookout. Can’t have a Fourth of July without grilling some homemade burgers and tequila lime chicken! Definitely be safe out there and have fun! From us to you, happy Fourth!

Fourth of July 2018 | Mine & Yours

Just a head’s up – MadPea is having a 50% discount on select items (excluding gachas) from July 1st to July 5th so check the store out to see if there’s a good deal waiting for you!

MadPea Balloon Arch – Red, White & Blue by MadPea -new release- @Mainstore
:CP: Duncan American Flag by Isla Gealach

MadPea Firestick by MadPea (December 2017 group gift)
MadPea 4th of July Hat by MadPea -free- @Mainstore
AF American Flag (modded) by warehousefifteendesigns Resident

On Caleb:

Tank: Sig [Gild] Asymmetry-tank by Garrete Moonkill @The Signature Event
Shorts: DUFAUX – signature – jogger shorts by Luca1984 Resident

Ocean Between Our Love

If we’re caught in a wave, baby, we’ll make a way…

Flow - Beach Towel | Mine & Yours

Flow released an awesome towel to wrap around yourself after a refreshing dip in the waters. Available only for Signature bodies (Gianna and Geralt) at the Signature Event which opens July 1st.

Featured: flow . Beach Towel Over Shoulders by Alan Brady (Brady McKeenan) @Signature Event (Opens July 1st)

Photo taken at Baja Tides

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Experience

The MadPea Summer Hunt is coming to an end on June 27th (today), and what a blast I had! I’ve got some awesome sims to share with you! The Summer Hunt is always my favorite hunt MadPea hosts because: 1) Summer is always so colorful and lively, making it a fun time for all sorts of activities, 2) A lot of the sims are beautifully and enjoyably summer themed, 3) the prizes are always awesome quality and you can use them all season long.

This time around, there were a lot of great sims to explore. Usually hunts are filled with stores, but this time, I came across a lot more landscaped areas (private residences, communities, public photographic sims) than usual! I do hope this trend continues as I thoroughly enjoyed snapping pictures of my experience.

My MadPea Summer Hunt Adventure

Day 1  – The North Shore at Fairhaven

Stratography East | Mine & Yours

I was so happy to have come across The North Shore at Fairhaven. Above ground there is a beautiful, beachy island scene with surfing and plenty of places to explore. Below ground under sea level was so exciting for me. I absolutely love sims like these where there is an appreciation for aquatic life and the magical world the sea holds. The North Shore was a visual treat for me and I always loved coming back here for some shell hunting. This sim was actually inspired by the real The North Shore in Oahu which is one of the biggest surfing mecca in the world. I am so glad they brought this in world for all to appreciate the many gifts an island gives.

Day 2 – Fairhaven

Stratography | Mine & Yours

Right next to The North Shore is the main area – Fairhaven. An adult beach with a tropical jungle, Fairhaven has many small intimate areas as well as big surf waves to enjoy. Don’t have a surfboard? Don’t worry! There are rezzers all along the island to easily pick up a board and catch some waves. On the ground is the island fun while up in the sky is the actual city of Fairhaven. This rundown city has definitely seen its better days, but is a great spot to explore or take pictures.

Day 3  – Aquila III Research Station

Aquila III Research Station | Mine & Yours

The Aquila III Research Station is quite an interesting place to explore! The land has it’s intrigue and wonder to explore while out in the open is a pleasant tropical sim for some swimming or even surfing! As you can see in my snapshot, I discovered a very interesting wonder while there hunting!

Day 4 – Calypso Bay

Calypso Bay | Mine & Yours

The Silent Cove at Calypso Bay was a fun lil’ pirate cove hosted by fellow Peas: Mathias and Sajiah. Definitely just a popup spot for the hunt while it lasted, but I always looked forward to hunting at this little treasure spot with its strategic seashell placements and the overall lighthearted ambiance.

Day 5 – Ethereal Sanctuary

Ethereal Sanctuary | Mine & Yours

Ethereal Sanctuary is a beautiful, peaceful escape for everyone – dreamers, romantics, dancers, contemplators, explorers alike! Whatever it is you seek, this quiet place can be that bit of heaven you require. There are tons of spots to discover and enjoy here on the island. There is likely something for everyone.

Day 6 – Pegasoi

Pegasoi | Mine & Yours

The Ippos Collective is a group of four fantasy inspired sims that are Rez-Friendly for all to enjoy and capture photos. This wonderous place is where some call home, enjoy the magic that surrounds them (rentable plots available). Each sim has its own charm. For the hunt, I was at Pegasoi which is a fantasy themed, aimed to really support the creative side of individuals. The other sims in the colllective are: Ippos (Lush Island), Nymphai (the Town Square, and Sylpha (Small islands and lots of water).

Day 7 – The Upside Down Wonderland Garden

Vivaldi Wonderland Gardens | Mine & Yours

Wonderland Gardens was a popup maze experience hosted by Kyle Beckett (a MadPea game designer) for MadPea hunters to enjoy (or rip their hairs out). To illustrate why this experience may have been maddening, I took a picture of how I saw things while trying to escape the maze. Everything was upside down!! This little obstacle course was an amusing and entertaining way to collect shells. I definitely appreciate this challenge, as all MadPea fans can agree. It’s just in our nature!

And that wraps up my MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 traveling adventure! It was a lot of fun for me, and I absolutely loved taking these snapshots whenever I saw something I wanted to capture in the moment. I’d love to see or hear what your favorite sims were!

My Personal Feedback Regarding the Hunt:

1.  Awesome Sim Participation!

I’d have to say that the main motivator for me in doing these hunts is to explore the noncommercial part of SL more. This time’s hunt really did not disappoint because there was not once during my entire hunting period that I was rolling my eyes at another store to walk through. I felt like there was a great balance of commercial properties vs. noncommercial properties. Because of the great blend, it made this hunt an enjoyable breeze to run through.

2. LET THEM EAT … Points?

I think it is safe to say that competitive cash is a thing of the past, sadly. No more Top 5 overall hunter cash award and no more daily cash reward for the Top 3 hunters. Instead points for the daily top 5 hunters per team were given out.

1000 Points to 1st place
750 Points to 2nd place
500 Points to 3rd place
250 Points to 4th place
100 Points to 5th place

3. Radar \o/

Yes! Thank you! Radar UI has been changed and this once negative talking point is now a positive! This compact radar definitely made hunting so much sweeter by allowing hunters to minimize/expand certain trays like the hunt counter and the prize carousel.

  • Favorite Button – This functions a voting button to vote for your favorite sims. The top 10 sims selected by all hunters so far are placed here on their website. Initially, I thought it would also store locations of your (personal) favorite sims, eliminating the need to create Landmarks. Unfortunately, that function does not exist (yet!).
  • Counter that tracks each type of hunt item collected – This is more to tack and obtain achievements for the more hardcore MadPea players wanting to rank in the MadPea Player Portal. Check your standings here.
  • Prize Carousel – Shows all the unlocked prizes, allowing scrolling to see more of the unlocked prizes besides just the most recent one.

Possible Add-ons for Future Radars:

  • Favorite Button – Would love if the HUD could store a hunter’s personal favorite sims so they can come back to the sim at the click of a button.
  • Hunt HUD Radar size – Now that the radar is nicely compact, a scaleable option would be nice too. Maybe it is too small for some people now. Maybe it is too big for others on their screen.

4. Awesome Prizes!

I always love the prizes for the Summer Hunt. I felt like there was something for everyone. Even if all of the prizes did not appeal to you, I am sure at least one of them would have been a great addition to your avi or home (especially during the summer season!). If you haven’t already, check out my other posts here and here to see what some of the MadPea Summer Hunt prizes are. All prizes are also showcased on the MadPea Summer Hunt Website as well as their Facebook page.

Thank you to MadPea for putting on a wonderful hunt for us all to participate in, making this hot summer season so much more enjoyable! Also, big thank you to all the sim location participants who placed out seashells for us all to gather. This Summer hunt would not have been successful without your generosity!

Summer Cuties Gone Wild

MadPea’s Summer Hunt ends soon on June 27th! Have you been collecting those shells to get some of these prizes? I set up a lil party area for my cuties to enjoy with some of the Summer Hunt prizes as well as some goodies from The Arcade, and boy are they having some wild fun! What are you guys waiting for? Get hunting and win those prizes!

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Summer Hunt HUD for $L100. For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here.

MadPea Summer Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

My latest obsession besides going out shell hunting has been those flippin’ adorable Jaglions from Black Bantam by Stasey Oller out now at The Dubai Event. I love them so much that I carry two with me everywhere I go now. These little cubs are my absolute favorite!

Summer Cuties Gone Wild | Mine & Yours

Featured: MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes

MadPea Remote Control Boat by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
[Black Bantam] Oopsie Kitty V2 White (Part of the Oopsie Kitty gacha) by Stasey Oller
!Ohmai: Squirt Hedgehog (Rez) [Cinnamon] by Anya Ohmai

MadPea Hot Tug by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MishMish – Starfish by Aime Takaaki @C88
MishMish – Baby Seal by Aime Takaaki
(Yummy) Captain’s Hat – Navy Rim by Polyester Partridge
[Black Bantam] Sleeping French Bikini Bulldog (Part of the Summer’s Last Mermaid gacha) by Stasey Oller
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach – Drink Floatie Palm (part of the We Run This Beach gacha) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
[Black Bantam] Jaglion Hybrid Cub Pack by Stasey Oller @The Dubai Event
MadPea Lifeguard’s Rescue Can by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
CONSTRUCT – Fatpack Inflatable Pool Palm by Cat Carfagno
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach – Drink Floatie Unicorn (part of the We Run This Beach gacha) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
MadPea Captain Burbridge’s Booty – Pirate Hat (Part of the MadPea Captain Burbridge’s Booty gacha) by MadPea
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 16. Liver Swimmer (Part of the Splashy Spaniels gacha) by JianSL Resident @The Arcade
e.mariexAriskea // We Run This Beach -REWARD (Exclusive Arcade June 2018 Reward) by Diaxm Resident and EmilianaMarie Resident @The Arcade
MishMish – Dancing Pineapple by Aime Takaaki

JIAN :: Silly Shibes – Floaty Pup RARE (Part of the Silly Shibes gacha) by JianSL Resident
MadPea Water Pistol by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MishMish – Dolphin by Aime Takaaki
CONSTRUCT – Inflatable Beachball by Cat Carfagno

JIAN Fun Frenchies 1. Hot Dog Floater RARE (Part of the Fun Frenchies gacha) by JianSL Resident
MadPea Rainbow Umbrella by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)

MadPea Vintage Hot Air Balloon by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
MadPea Tiki Cabana by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prize)
:CP: Kolymbia Cabana by Isla Gealach

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Promo

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! The MadPea Summer Hunt is always my favorite hunt because I just love everything summer brings: fun in the sun, refreshing swims in the water, popping tropical color all around, and a reason to show more skin 😉 MadPea Summer Hunt has some amazing prizes this time around to hunt for – here is just a taste!

If you aren’t hunting for sea shells, then you are missing out! MadPea’s Summer Hunt runs from June 13th to June 27th, and the hunt is a dynamic experience where all seashell hunters hunt at different sims on a daily basis. Shells are constantly appearing and disappearing, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to rake in those points for prize redemption. Also, there are instant prizes that can be found in oysters, making the hunt a lot more enjoyable with these surprise treats.

To join the hunt, buy the MadPea Summer Hunt HUD for $L100. For more information about the hunt, check out the website here and to scope out all the unlocked prizes thus far, click here. I’ll be covering the Summer Hunt a lot more in detail in a later post.

MadPea Summer Hunt starting location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Neogene/101/128/1511

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Promo | Mine & Yours

MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 | Mine & Yours

Featured: Select MadPea Summer Hunt 2018 Prizes by MadPea

MadPea Pizza Floater
MadPea Octopus Ring Toss
MadPea Inflatable Drink Holder
MadPea Watermelon Party Tray
MadPea Octopus Beach Bag
MadPea Water Bottle
MadPea Flamingo Neon Lamp
MadPea Summer Pose Prop
MadPea Beach Hut
MadPea Towel Rack
MadPea The Beach Sign
MadPea Summer Teepee

MadPea Plumeria Lei (worn on Caleb)

Other Decor:

MadPea Pineapple Fountain by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2017 Prize)
MadPea Flamingo Ring Toss by MadPea (MadPea Summer Hunt 2017 Prize)

[PM]Pixel Mode – Classic Roman Pool (modded) by Tya Fallingbridge
{what next} Lazy Summer Drinks Floatie by Winter Thorn
!Ohmai: Squirt Hedgehog by Anya Ohmai
!Ohmai: Ninja Hedgehog by Anya Ohmai
The Loft – Bristol Chair White by Colleen Desmoulins
The Loft – Bristol Ottoman White by Colleen Desmoulins
Kalopsia – Polly’s Crate Table by Isabeau Baragula
7 – No Diving SIgn by Agustkov Resident

MadPea’s Missouri Mystery Motel

Missouri Mystery Motel, a new mini mystery game made by MadPea, is out at 6º Republic and you’ll want to play this one! Note that the rare Motel is required to start the game. So Livvy and I drive up to the front desk in our groovy camping van that we’ve been sleeping in for days on the road. We finally found this motel in the middle of nowhere – thank goodness! I hadn’t showered in days and I was in need of freshening up. We rolled up in the thick of night and were rudely welcomed with absolutely no service. Livvy was a butt and continued to ring the desk bell. After a long day of driving, her incessant dinging of the bell was the last I needed! We’ve been taking photos throughout our road trip so I pulled her away from that stupid bell and took a selfie with her with our state of the art Polaroid camera. What we thought was a fortunate find of a place to sleep quickly turned into our greatest nightmare. Please send help*!!!

MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel | Mine & Yours

MadPea’s Missouri Mystery Motel gacha set is at 6º Republic. It’s a mini mystery game with an achievement and extra prize. There are 25 Commons and 2 Rare items in this set. While most items are static decor, a few items are absolutely necessary for the game to function. Once you have collected all items in the set, rez out the Rare Motel as well as everything else. Cam into the Motel and click the light switch located in the office and select “Game On.” This will automatically move all game pieces into the Motel! How easy and convenient is that?! I love that feature.

Credits:

Featured: MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel Gacha Set by MadPea @ 6º Republic

MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Madry Wise Motel RARE by MadPea
MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Motel Road Sign by MadPea
MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Madry Wise Motel Sign by MadPea
MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Route 66 Sign by MadPea
MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Van (adult) RARE by MadPea
MadPea Missouri Mystery Motel – Polaroid Camera (modded) by MadPea

On Caleb:

COMPLEX / CARLOS SHIRT by motodriver85 Resident
DUFAUX – beach shorts by Luca1984 Resident

Pose made by me 🙂

*Dramatized and completely fabricated story! Don’t send help! Livvy and I are fine! XD

naked WITH A chair

naked WITH A chair is a creative installment headed by fellow artistic resident Mind Carlberg. What once started as a self project eventually widened to include any and all who wished to participate. The vision? Simple – the naked body and a single chair. So many interpretations. So many perspectives. What a wonderful idea to celebrate the diverse Second Life community.

This project came to my attention when my good friend Tory posted his own interpretation on his Flickr feed. Intrigued, I looked into the creative project a bit more. Further challenged by Tory, I decided to participate. And what a fun little project to be part of, resulting in my own piece to contribute to the ever growing gallery.

To participate in this extended public installment, visit Mind Carlberg’s The Buried Man exhibit here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Love%20Land/86/91/21

Naked With A Chair | Mine & Yours

Pose made by me 🙂