Holiday Ramblings . . .

The holidays are here.  In the United States we just finished with Thanksgiving and now it’s full speed on to the next big thing: Christmas.

In all this time of running about, gatherings and a myriad of social events, do you ever stop and wonder what it’s all for?  What does it all mean?  What is it that you are thankful for this holiday season? Or are you simply acting thankful because that’s what you’re suppose to be doing.

With Christmas fast approaching, many use material possessions to express emotions. The price tag, being reflective of their feelings towards the other person, causes people to break open their piggy banks and spend money that they don’t have. All this in an effort to prove how much they care.

But, if you ask me, the best gift has no price tag.  It can’t be brought in a store, exchanged, or lost. The greatest gift is love.  It’s time.  If you’re wondering what you can give people this holiday season, why not give them a little love.


Wearing:

Outfit: shine by [ZD] : MONYKA SWEATER @ The Women’s Only Hunt { starting Dec. 3 }
Hair:“”D!va”” Hair “Calista”

Pose: [evoLove] Noir 2

Set:
[The.Plastik] Mugsy Gatcha: Heart Mug @ Shiny Shabby { Until Dec. 15 th }
CHEZ MOI Industrial Kitchen @ BUY NOW – Online Event until Nov. 30

Special thanks to Broderick for his love and support. ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )

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Checkmate

A smile played upon her lips as she sauntered over to the King. He was standing at the end of the court, and looking out into the distance.

The smile turned to a grin as she leaned against his back. “They have no idea what’s about to happen, do they?” She stated

The King glanced at her a moment before looking back to the distance, giving a barely noticeable shake of his head.  “No,” he replied, “not a one.”


Wearing:

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )

Hair: :CHEVEUX: M093 Hair Ashes
Facial Piercings: Real Evil Industries Rebel Face Piercings Set
Ears: [MANDALA] Steking Ears
Jacket: // Ascend // Hachiro Chained Jacket / Black @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Pants: [BODY FACTORY] Shadow Pants (Black)
Nunu   – The Chess – Rare White Skin

Ryanna (That’s me!)

Outfit: *GLITTER* FREAK OUTFIT @ FREAKSHOW Carnivale
Hair: TRUTH HAIR   Olinda –  black & whites
Shoes: REIGN.- Classic Jane Heels
Skin: Nunu   – The Chess – Rare White Skin

Poses: [evoLove]  – The Chess – Queen Rare
[evoLove]  The Chess – King

Recharging . . .

I’ve had a long day.  It’s been busy with running hither and tither, mixed in with hours on end of hot sun and shrill sounds.  Sometimes you have days in which you can’t seem to get a break, and the only end in sight is the late evening hour. Only then you’re left to wonder if you’ll have any strength to enjoy the quiet serene.

Downing coffee like it’s water just to be sure that you make it to the next task and are able to have time for yourself. For me, when i have days like that (or sometimes back-to-back days which blend together to make one big day) I find myself simply sitting.  Not doing anything.  Not thinking about anything. Just sitting there and having white noise fill my head.

I consider it a mental shut down – and it can really happen at any time. My mind shuts down and goes into rote-mode, sort of like a car being on autopilot. I also recognize it as a step before burnout. So, in order to prevent that from happening, my brain clicks on autopilot, cues the white nose, and starts a recharge.

So while I’m refueling, I may as well do so with a drink.

“Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day…..”  – Breathe by Jonny Diaz


Wearing:
Dress: [evoLove]  – Velvet – Green
Shrug: {Indyra}  Claudette Fur Shrug: Amber  @ Cosmopolitan { Until Oct. 22 }
Hair: *ARGRACE* – Dark Browns
Shoes: Pure Poison  – Anna Boots

Shot on location at: St. Pete City
Pose:  *agapee* -Fashion & Pose  – agps_gown044-2

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Forward Tracks

Life isn’t behind you – it’s forward.  You can’t go back, rewind, and redo yesterday.  You can’t even redo what you did a minute ago.

Stop looking behind at what’s in the past.  Turn around. Life is waiting.

 


Wearing:
Dress: [evoLove] – Marta @ Tres Chic
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Marissa
shoes: Duck Nipple Mesh: Mary Jane Pumps – Black

Pose: NRage Studio Poses – Limited

Shot on location at:   -Netherwood-

The Tango . . .

The Tango – written by Broderick Logan

Pulse steady; pumping.
Warmth of the retiring day blanketing over his skin.
Thoughts of fervor and flustered breaths…
Jolted movements and fluid grinds…
Clenched teeth to control peaking.

Air changed. Charged with her presence.
His eyes hidden by the brim of his fedora,
Gaze beginning at her slim ankles wrapped as a gift.
Traveling up, trimming her shapely legs.
Swallowing hard. Still… Regulating desire.

Time in fast-forward.  Had to touch her.
Behind… Lips breathe promises of pleasure.
Fingers tempt and edge her skin to the border of lust.
Her own breath caught; hanging in the air.
Then, like a key, sliding in; unlocking desire.


Tentative touches to begin.
Slow…. Movements.
Testing the fluidity of their bodies together.
Twisting. Swaying. Grinding openly and lasciviously now.
Dancing…. Dancing…. Bodies in sync to the beat of their song.

The pace quickens.  The steps are harder.
Pushing her body from him, only to slam back together again.
She moaned at that, but that didn’t stop him.
He only pressed harder…
Pushing her body to a new limit.

She wanted a deep breath. He could see it.
“Hold it,” he instructed her breathlessly.
He felt the tension in them both.  Their bodies perspiring. Ready.
Their dance frenzied as he pushed his rigid body against her soft one.
Again…. Again….. Again…..

“Open your eyes, my love,” he crooned shakily.
“I want to watch you as this ends.”
And there, right there. Their bodies twisted and thrust….
Giving in to the whirl of their bodies crashing as he bent her over backwards.
“Let go darling….” he sang to her. “Breathe”


BRODERICK is wearing:
Shirt: [Deadwool] Ed Shirt + Suspenders – black
Pants: [Deadwool] Peak Suit (wool) Trousers – grey
Shoes:  REDGRAVE Blake Loafers – black
Hat: Couture Chapeau CC Essex Fedora {Charcoal} (a vendor @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival until Sept. 25th)

Ryanna (That’s me!)
Dress: Spyralle Endellion Dress – Navy @ ReVamped September
Hair: *booN KBO906 hair
Shoes: .:KC:. MINA
Jewerly: !:Lybra:! Ania Necklace @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival until Sept. 25th

SET DESIGN:
Terra d’ombrA TerraceRAVELLO @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival until Sept. 25th
TLC The Home Collection Songbirds Collection Set 1 of 3 linked object @ Spoonful of Sugar Festival until Sept. 25th
Chez Moi Patio Set Simply Wired Squared @ The Chapter Four until Sept. 20th
Botanical Decorative Light Set

POSES:
Photo 1: Animation in Chez Moi Patio Set Simply Wired Squared @ The Chapter Four until Sept. 20th
Photo 2: .Zuli. Hold Me Close @ Pose Lover & Friends until Sept. 25th
Photo 3: [evoLove] – Lesson of Tango No3

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The Devil’s Secretary

It was another day in Hell, but production on the 4th level had slowed to a crawl. Usually notices would be flying in and Ky’lar, his succubus secretary, would be ferrying assignments to various demons and fallen angels. Not today. Today she was sitting at her desk and idly drumming her nails on the wood.  She turned her attention to the map on the wall. In all the world there were only 60 of this Hell’s minions on assignment. Pitiful.

The office door opened and out walked the levels Devil. The only thing more smoking than his suit was his cup of coffee. His swagger and sway lead him Ky’lar’s way and he leaned against the desk. She eyed him as he took a long pull from his cup. “If you could get to work?” he told her, an annoyed tone to his voice. “I got a quota to fill.”

Ky’lar dropped her hand on the table and gave him a rather pointed look. “There’s nothing happening up there. The guys are bored.”

“Bored?” The Devil snorted. “They’ve got to raise Hell. That’s what we do.” The creeping mirth in his tone was swallowed up by another drink from his cup. “You do remember how to do that, right? My little docile demon?”

She wasn’t a fan of his quips – even if he was right – and Ky’lar pushed back from the desk.  A sly smile working on her lips as she came around to meet him. “You know. Devil.” Weaving in her natural hypnotic tones in her voice. “Remove my bonds and I can bring you a wealth of souls.” It was the tattoo markings that indentured her to him and this… office. He had found a way to trick her years before. and the rest was history.

The Devil only smiled and drew her to him, mocking laughter coming from within his mask. “How many other Devils, besides THE Devil, can say they have succumbs for a pet?” He put down his cup. “ No, no, this arrangement is too much fun.”


Wearing :

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )
Mask: Noble Creations [NC] – The Witch King Hood and Mask
Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – black
Jacket: [Deadwool] The Dandy – jacket – black
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -black (w/ belt)
Shoes:  REDGRAVE Blake Loafers – black

Ryanna’s Wearing:
Dress: Asteria – Milena Asymmetric Drape Dress [ Black ]
Asteria – Milena Bra – Panties – Fabric Ivory
Skin / Wings / horns: // ABADDON ARTS \\ DEMON
Hair: Magika – Five Minutes

Accessories:
.ARISE. Blind Eyes / Aqua
.ARISE. Metallic Face Sticker / Silver
Tattoo: [Pin Up] Serena in White @ ReVamped September

Pose:
[evoLove] – Secretary 1 @ Exposé
BAXE Poses – Our Style@ Miles of Memorie

Scene Credits:
PPK Medieval Desk

[Noble Creations] – Krampus Dark Desk
[Noble Creations] – Old Bookcase
Dragon Magick Wares Happy Dragon Statue @ Spoonful Of Sugar Festival (starting Sept. 15)

I still have hope

There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen, there’s hope in front of me

-from “Hope in Front of Me” by Danny Gokey


Wearing:

Top: Asteria Creations – Emma Leather Fringe Vest – Tan
Pants: Blueberry / Tink / Rolled Cuff
Hair: Magika – 03 – Heartbeat

Pose: [EvoLove] – St Lawrence Night 3 @ The Liaison Collaborative {Until Aug 30}

Shot on location at: Green Story