Almost Wonderland

Madness is not a state of mind; Madness is a place. Lets go there shall we?

Alice swirls into wonderland

Alice swirls into wonderland

Alice in Wonderland has always captured the escapist romantic in me and I am confident I can vouch for millions of people around the world who are just as intrigued.

Alice in Wonderland is a prevalent force. Whether its movies, furniture/interior design, garden planning, fancy dress, poetry, stories, art works. Or best of all, our day dreams and nightmares. Alice in Wonderland has left its mark.

Alice finds the rabbit  and the hole

Alice finds the rabbit and the hole

Almost Wonderland  is a virtual simulator in Second Life. It has been built and put together by a SL store called Dark Alice Creations, who make all sorts of wonderful, zaney and you guessed it Alice in Wonderland theme items. I think its super savvy to make & design a sim based on what you sell and load it with your product!

Alice on fours, into the unknown she crawls

Alice on fours, into the unknown she crawls

I had a pretty fun time, passing through various different doors, shrinking, and running around like a hyper 12 year old. Brilliant!! Almost Wonderland boasts some brilliant photo poses and backgrounds, I was able to capture bucket loads of pictures I’m happy with.

Alice shows Trinity

Alice shows Trinity

Alice follows orders

Alice follows orders

So if you love all things Alice in Wonderland, running around and exploring, and some wacky picture opportunities, drop by and have a hoot. If you fall head over ass for any of the items you see in the sim, lucky for you 😛 there is a shop at the end of the road.

Alice tranquil by the poolside

Alice tranquil by the poolside

Elf Forest ~* A Dark Fairytale *~

Faun Sia ~ Stopping for a fag

Me, stopping for a relaxing cig

This place is gorgeous. It ‘s a slice each of Rivendell, Alice’s adventures in Wonderland and Narnia. If this kinda thing sounds like its up your alley then jump in here.

It is currently been plugged as a Editors pick in the Second Life destinations and each of the 3 times I have been visited Elf Forest there was always a lot of other residents there as well. The folks I’ve met there have been friendly and a little cheeky.

Taking in the fresh air

Taking in the fresh air

The sim is practically everyone friendly. Petite avatars to all Elven races, from Satyr to Sprites. All are welcome. Its a Adult classed sim and there are pose balls around that give some great animations for chilling and relaxing to intimate love and well rougher love. 😛

Faun ~ The summoning

Faun ~ The summoning

I took a few piccys, and I have edited the one above as I liked the pose and the colouring. I hope you likes.

Innocent said yes

innocence vs survival

innocence vs survival

This art installation, created by Rose Borchovski, is seriously immersive. Named the Inevitability of fate, you can you can experience the story here.

I get kinda freaked out by children en mass, maybe too many horror flicks. When I first took  this pic,  I did find it creepy, but I wanted to like this kid, I knew that a hard road lay ahead in for this character.

I have edited the pic and I wanted to show the innocence in this child’s eyes and in the open and honest expression. That innocence even I once had. :)To me this image is shedding the skin of innocence and accepting the risk of saying yes to satisfy curiosity and to survive. The “going down the rabbit hole”. This is what I tried to highlight.

I could have taken loads of pics, but I got carried away instead, so I only took this one. You can view more here  http://bit.ly/MnEdbN.The sim itself is heavy on the lag, having many moving scripts, its a interactive art work.

Truly worth a drop by 🙂

Hazadous 2.0

Watching the light dance

Watching the light dance

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Misali/116/131/22

I have fallen for this epic Aussie based sim allover again. The lighting is spot on. Think of a lazy summer afternoon, when the scorching heat of the day gives way to dusk. The sky is a myriad of sunset colours all set against my beloved Outback….

Australian Sunset

Australian Sunset

It would be so amazing and sacred to stumble upon this place in RL. I’m thinking that the retro 50’s skirt and top I’m wearing fits in with the vibe from this place. Old and telling a story, soft and easy on the eyes. 🙂

Catching the last of the days rays

Catching the last of the days rays

Imogen and the pigeons, revisited

Bryn Oh is a virtual artist I have admired for years. I discovered her work in Second Life, and it completely resounded in me. I find Bryn Ohs work in SL dark and twisted and beautifully haunting. Bryn Oh is my fav artist in SL…

The latest exhibition in her Immersiva sim is Imogen and the pigeons. I love how she tells Imogens’ story, the setting is elaborately woven and comprehensive. You meet other characters along the way and briefly flirt with their story. It is adventure interlaced with poetry and puzzle.

I have taken loads of pics, I have not edited them, I have just posted my favourite key pics that reveal patches of Imogens story… so click on Bryn Ohs blog site (just below) or jump straight in here to see, hear and experience this delight yourself 🙂

Immersiva  http://www.brynoh.blogspot.com

The dark-side of the mirror

The dark-side of the mirror

An audience with Chalk fingers

An audience with Chalk fingers

Th rapist room self up with the flock

Red Riding Hood – the other side

A cracking feature on the destination guide. Red Riding Hood – the other side, The Companion (149, 210, 1000) , (18, 238, 22)

Violent Love

Violent Love

This project is created by Soror Nishi, Cherry Manga and Alpha Auer/Alpho Fulstop as they are telling their tale of Little Red Riding Hood all grown up.

Spread over 3 landmarks, their story captivated me with intricate details that brought to life the passion, the love and the tragedy of LRRH and the Wolf. Enter here.

Always look over your shoulder

Always look over your shoulder

Right now, I want to hug the Wolf, I want to knot my fingers through his thick matted coat and tell him its ok, tell him… to beware of strange, pretty young girls wandering in the forest. This story for me identified the heartbreak of love, that those you love may not love you with the same fervor, that you are not always understood and that some people cannot accept difference or change.

You are bared naked in love and lust, your heart bared and loudly beating, your mind is overtaken with sweet scent, beware….

Love can kill.

Hazardous style

Posing it up

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Misali/116/131/22

Loving this SL editors pick of Hazardous. (SLurl above)

This destination reminds me of a long forgotten chunk of the Australian outback.
It offers a scenic and moody photo backdrop kinda spooky chic kinda broody dreamscape.

Fun to explore and chill, espesh if you love The Smashing Pumpkins track Disarm ( you’ll know why :P!!)