Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

Geek Chic—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 18

“Why is being a nerd bad? Saying I notice you’re a nerd is like saying, ‘Hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsey Lohan. Why is that?” ~ John Green

Geek Chic

I’m a nerd. I admit. I am a nerd about SL. I passionately love SL. I love my friends. I am an “enthusiast.” The way I see it, some people geek out about knitting, some geek out about model airplanes, some geek out about the Raiders. Me? I geek about SL. There’s nothing like meeting an SL friend in RL and suddenly conversation turns to Burning Life or Maitreya shoes or gestures or why you can’t teleport instead of taking the stairs. (All such conversations happened this weekend when Eshi and I had drinks with an SL friend who was in from out-of-town.)

Eku Zhong makes some of the coolest stuff including shoes for KoiKoi and furniture and structures and other whacko stuff for Culprit. She made this silly sign for the KittyCatS Advent Calendar and it’s honestly a perfect piece for most of us SL nerds. I couldn’t resist wearing this awesome sweater from Dawn Brunswick that she is selling at Frost. It comes with six equally uh… “interesting” textures including one with big furry kittens. My boots are Tatyana Ultsch’s super fly boots for Frost, which include a HUD that allows the addition of a strap and other decorative features.

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I put on Truth Hawks’ great long ponytails with bangs. They really aren’t that nerdy but I needed something whimsical and this fit the bill.  I love Jade Glazner’s skins because of the clean palette they give for wearing makeups. I wore her cateye liner so my eyes could be seen better behind these great nerdy glasses from Laika Saintlouis—cuz even a nerd can be cute!

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Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jinx by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Skin: ::NM:: Zoe (05) Brown with ::NM:: Zoe Makeups (Eyes) Liner by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

Eyes: #adored – dawn eyes – light blue by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Sweater: {joli} Obnoxious Oversized Sweaters by Dawn Brunswick for {joli}, available at FROST

Glasses: Alphavillain – Samuel Glasses (Black) by Laika SaintLouis for Alphavillain

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Relaxed by Siddean Munro for Slink

Tights: Izzie’s – Tights pastel pink by Izzie Button for Izzie’s

Boots: :::insanya::: Stomper Boots (high top) by Tatyana Ultsch for :::insanya:::, available at FROST *

Wall art: Culprit Talk Nerdy to Me by Eku Zhong for Culprit, GIFT available exclusively in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

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Gee Whiz—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 2

Gee Whiz—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 2

It’s been a long, long time
Can’t explain why you crossed my mind
I guess it’s just to say, “Gee whiz, it’s Christmas!”

~ “Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas” by Carla Thomas

Gee Whiz—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 2

Gee whiz. It’s Christmas! I have started making massive numbers of cookies and putting them in the freezer (this is my new tradition). Last year I made over 500 cookies. My son and I love baking together and the putzing, making little balls of dough and decorating, is soothing.

Snow has already fallen here several times and it’s pretty chilly so this special gift from TOmmy Fairplay and Shylah Honey for the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar is welcome. TOmmy made two hairs that you get—one with the darker hat (in the main photos) and one with the lighter (in the top photo). It’s non-rigged so you can resize it (as I did) and comes as a fatpack of HUDs so you get all the colors Damselfly offers. This gorgeous gift can be yours starting today. The KittyCatS community members have also made some gifts “for the cats” as a special treat in the calendar. If you don’t have a KittyCat, don’t worry, you will on the 24th!

Gee Whiz—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 2

To match, I put together a casual outfit from several new pieces. First is a great sweater over demin shirt from beanster Potato that comes with one of beanster’s great texture change HUDs for the sweater. My jeans are Datrip Blackbart’s great offer for Winter Trend, available with a HUD that lets you change the texture on the legwarmers. I fit on boots from Senzati0n Domenitzo for the Frozzen Fair that also include a texture-change HUD.

I got my lovely skin during the Skin Addiction Black Friday from Jade Glazner. The skin includes the Slink Physique AND Slink Hands and Feet appliers all on one HUD. (I had to clarify this.) Jade also offers a nail applier for next to nothing and a variety of lipsticks and eyeshadows as add-ons.

Arcade has opened, so the sim is packed and people are camming in to grab goodies. The nice thing about gacha items is that they are no copy, so perfect for stocking stuffing and a great way to “regift” the items you don’t want. I highly recommend the gacha from Cory Edo, which includes a variety of holiday decorations without a rare. I scattered them around me to add a little festivity to the scene. Gee whiz!

Gee Whiz—KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar, Day 2

Hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Brock Non-Rigged Mesh by TOmmy Fairplay for *~*Damselfly*~*, available in the KittyCatS & Friends Advent Calendar *

Skin: ::NM:: Zoe (05) Brown by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

Eyes: #adored – dream eyes – velik by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Top: 20.FIVE Mesh: Sacha Sweater by beanster Potato for 20.FIVE *

Jeans: Legal Insanity – bree warmer dirty jeans  * Heels by Datrip Blackbart for Legal Insanity, available at Winter Trend *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail appliers: ::NM:: Zoe Natural French (Slink Nails Applier) by Jade Glazner for ::Nar Mattaru::

Boots: Essenz – Moscow (Fatpack 2) by Senzati0n Domenitzo for Essenz, available at Frozzen Fair *

Poses by Rogan Diesel for DieselWorks Animations

Décor: Trompe Loeil – 2014 Advent Calendar by Cory Edo for Trompe Loeil, available at Arcade *

  • Trompe Loeil – PEACE Letters
  • Trompe Loeil – Snowflake Ornate
  • Trompe Loeil – Snowflake Deco
  • Trompe Loeil – Bucket + Lit Branches

The One Who Loves You the Most

The One Who Loves You the Most

When the sky is falling from above you
And the wind is raging from the coast
And you want someone who truly loves you
I will be the one who loves you the most

~ “The One Who Loves You the Most” by Brent Dennen

The One Who Loves You the Most

I love love—not just romantic (eros) but also agape, philia and storge. The song that names this blog is sweet and charming and has a wonderful ending. YOU become the one who loves you the most, a message I wholeheartedly endorse. (I linked a video of newlyweds dancing and it’s so charming if you are into that sort of thing.)

The soft voice of Brent Dennen serves this outfit from Ariadna Garrigus well. With its bohemian softness, the beautiful embroidery along the neckline and hem, and the light linen (that shows up as a big shiny in a materials viewer), this dress is easy going and sexy all at once, kind of like his singing. I paired it with a limited edition gypsy necklace from Neftisis Rhiadra, which is available in two colors and in limited quantities at Limited Bazaar. And I finally got to wear my cute wedge heels from Terrie Dreadlow that come with a plain color HUD and then add on HUDs with brocade and other patterns. That, I think, was an ingenious way to market the shoes—sell the add-to-Slink shoes with separately-sold add-on HUDs.

The One Who Loves You the Most

Queue Marlowe will be putting this hair down on the floor today if she hasn’t already (or so she told me). With a braid crossing the forehead and curls bound up to the side, it’s a mix of hippy and disco. Of course, Queue includes her gorgeous textures in each texture-change HUD with great ombres. My skin is Aida Ewing’s newest for the Cutie Moon Fair, which everyone is blogging right now. I realize this is hardly anime/Sailor Moon but that is the versatility of Aida’s skins that I can also be a gypsy, crunchy-chewy girl with her lovely visage.

The One Who Loves You the Most

I also want to note my condolences to the friends and family of Dirk Talamasca. He passed away yesterday and his brother posted a message to Facebook on his behalf. SO many people knew Dirk, enjoyed his friendship, his kindness and his humor. He lived a good life.

“I hope he rezzes in a better place where there is low lag and the program never crashes. Goodbye old friend.” ~ Doctor Gascoigne

When you forgive your imperfections
And you’ve auctioned all your clothes
And you look to see your true reflection
You will be the one who loves you the most

Hair: AD – tootsie – dark browns by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *

Skin: -Glam Affair – Brandi – America 06 H by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair, available at the Cutie Moon Fair (no slurl available yet) *

Eyes: ::NM:: Iconic Eyes / Hazel by Jade Glazner for Nar Mattaru

Dress: ***ArisAris AA36 Tuscany Alpha Dress by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris *

Necklace: MiWardrobe – Gypsy – Necklace – Red*1 – MW by Neftisis Rhiadra for MiWardrobe, available at Limited Bazaar

Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual Left and Slink Mesh Hands (av) Elegant Right by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – Ombre Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet High by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Has Been – Sugary Wedges by Terrie Dreadlow for Has Been, available at Slink West

Poses by Valencia Southard for Marukin