Look for the Bare Necessities

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Everyone’s a critic! I’ve noticed it a lot this week in Second Life particularly. Now, I believe constructive criticism is important. To self-critique ourselves and our work is vital if we want to improve either as people or to create better products or services. But there is a chasm of difference between feedback and just being mean and whiney.  I’m also not going to give a single bit of credence to anonymous  bitching…if you believe in something put your damn name to it and say it with pride and belief.

I saw a quote, and I’m not sure who it’s by:

To avoid criticism…do nothing, say nothing, be nothing

That doesn’t work for me. I love being part of a creative team, I enjoy my photography, my blogging, my dj’g. Do I get things right 100% of the time? Of course not! But when I see bitter comments about me or other people that are at least trying to do something that adds to our virtual community it makes me mad especially when they come from people who have never even tried to do something to add value to our environment. Those people whose sole purpose seems to be to sit back and whine about others that are trying.

To every person in SL who is doing something, who do say something and who are being something in SL I applaud you for trying and keep up the great work!

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About the Stuff:

In line with everything I said above it is of course because people try and put themselves out there bringing us new things that we have places to go, pretty things to wear and poses and animations to use too.  My friend, co-worker and fellow blogger Johanna Frost dropped some goodies on me yesterday for a new venture she’s launching with her partner Michael.  It was perfect timing as I was looking for some fun, carefree poses for this post when they dropped into my inventory. The two poses I’ve used are from the Dance with Me pack and are available on Marketplace (link in the credits below).

The hair for today is new from Truth and I’m really liking the timeless classic styling of this. It’s rare to find a hair that will work for so many different styles of look but I can see this working for a 30s/40’s styled look, or for a 70’s hair flick look or as intended for a totally indie casual look.  The accessory is optional and comes with a colour change hud so you can mix and match to suit.  The hair is available at Indie Teepee along with the wedge sandals from !Aphorism! which come in a range of colours and then with a colour change hud for the tone of colour within that range.

United Colors keep consistently bringing up the bar and as an owner of a Belleza body (though I’m wearing Maitreya today) I am always grateful to stores that produce high quality mesh fitted for the Belleza bodies. The Dreamweaver dress comes with a texture change hud for both the dress texture and colours as well as the metals and as always UC always puts as much into how the dress looks from behind as it does from the front.

Finally, White Widow new tattoos! I was a huge fan of White Widow way before I started blogging for them and they still never disappoint in terms of the detailing and patterns they put into their tattoos. This one is available at We Love Roleplay in black and white versions and come with all the specific body appliers you’d expect and omega appliers too!

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – Catwa – Jessica

Skin – The Skinnery Maitreya applier and Estee Catwa Head Applier

Eyes – IKON – Sovereign Eyes

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears

*Tattoo – White Widow – Lights Out **NEW** at We Love Roleplay

*Hair – Truth Hair – Etienne **NEW** at Indie Teepee

*Dress – United Colors – Dreamweaver **NEW** at The Liaison Collaborative

*Shoes – !Aphorism! – Bella Wedge Sandals **NEW** at Indie Teepee

*Poses – Drunk Panda – Dance with Me

Location – It All Starts with a Smile

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