After the Rain

After the Rain

After the rain we forget
We make sure we gain then we leave it
‘Cause were a nation of forgetters
Oh after the rain we pretend
It’s easier to begin without looking back
‘Cause all at once air so thin
And there’s nothing left to breathe in

~ “After the Rain” by Little Dragon”

After the Rain

The New Toulouse sims have been experiencing a hurricane all weekend. Gabrielle Riel, the owner of the New Toulouse sims, has created an entirely immersive flood experience, hitting the sims with hurricanes and rain, and slowly raising the water levels. For the third year in a row, the residents of New Toulouse and its environs get to experience the hurricane in real time. Gabrielle has made it entirely immersive, with rain storms on the stream from Radio Riel, lightning, ominous clouds, and things getting set to physical so they collapse spontaneously. Buildings are boarded up and many residents are participating with their own events. It’s been an exciting weekend and rather beautiful.

I got there just as the eye of the hurricane was passing over (really), so the sun came back out and the sky brightened. People started walking around, assessing damage and wondering when the eye would pass. Most people were, however, partying on the roof of different buildings. Watching the hurricane with everyone is one of the most fun things I have done in SL.

After the Rain

I was down there shooting photos, of course, in my hodgepodge, thrown together outfit. I had intended to wear a raincoat from Orchid Zenovka, but Marketplace decided that would not be in the cards for me—only the hat showed up. So I hastily threw on an old t-shirt from Johatsmere Allen, a jacket from Nyte Caligari, shorts from IndigoBlue Dagostino and boots from Driftwood Miles.

After the Rain

The haste was in no small part due to hacking away at the hair from Chiaki Xue so it fit under the hat. Scissors and duct tape were readily utilized to make it all go together. (I promise I will show this hair in one piece on another blog. Really!) My lovely skin comes courtesy of Tricky Boucher and provides a defiant look against the storm. (Above photo was taken as the water was rising around me—Gabrielle actually raised the water as I was sitting there!)

After the Rain

People where have you been
Have you been hiding
In you big houses
People after the rain
Will your life
Will it ever be the same
Oh people what will you do
When your luck
When it turns on you
Wow people after the rain
Will your life
Will it ever be the same
After the rain we forget
After the rain we forget
After the rain we forget

Hair: *Dura-Boys&Girls*34(Mocha) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *

Skin: -Belleza- Betty Med 5 by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza-, available at the Vintage Fair  *

Eyes: IKON Horizon Eyes – Dark Brown (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *

Hat: **DECO – MESH Fisherman Hat (mustard)** by Orchid Zenovka for DECO

Jacket: Nyte’N’Day – Moitie Jacket – RFL 2010 Edition by Nyte Caligari for Nyte’N’Day

Top: [VS] Style Top Crown Pink 3 by Jomatshere Allen for VS Style

Shorts: Demin pearl shorts blue (pants layer) by IndigoBlue Dagostino for Seldom Blue

Boots: !!!! Tribe Wear !!!! Wellie Boots – Stars – DD by Driftwood Miles for Tribe Wear

Poses on ::LISP:: Streetlights & Umbrella in a Box xx22 by Pandora Popstar for LISP

Innertube: hobo rubberboat by Tooter Claxton for Hobo Island (Do not ask how this kind of stuff ends up in my overflowing inventory—it just does!)

Get to the New Toulouse sims NOW before the hurricane leaves!

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