Fairytales. – Enchantment & We Love Roleplay

Fairytales.

Hello, ma bloglings! This round of Enchantment is focused on long hair and tall towers! Yay, for letting strangers climb up your hair. Anyhow, this round has this beautiful hair form Letituier. It is lustrous and long and adorned with these beautiful flowers, which are color change. Also at this round is this beautiful gown from Junbug. You can wear it with or without the sleeves.

Then, while you’re out gettin’ all your fancies and growin’ your hairs, stop by We Love Roleplay to pick up this beautiful Vesna skin and eyes by Le Forme.

I also just love these l’il flower lights by Air at Enchantment. They’re so charming. It is a gacha, but so worth the gamble.

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Her tower. – The Countdown Room and Uber

She stood at the edge, a great expanse of black water before her. Tiny drips of moonlight sparkled across its surface. Those dark waters always beckoned her. The princess had only known the tower; it’s roughly hewn stone was intended to protect her. But that stone weighed heavily upon her, stifled her. Her death occurred the moment they locked her inside.

Her tower. - The Countdown Room and Uber
Her tower. – The Countdown Room and Uber

This beautiful dress by Junbug is available at The Countdown Room. This round actually ended on May 17th. But I’ll tell you a little secret, just between you and me, you can still go there and get the dress. I just tried. There is a script that tells you it will eject you, but it never does. So, go get this lovely dress because it is breathtaking. The long bell sleeves are perfect. This dress is also available in a pregnant version from The Secret Affair, in case you need that as well.

Uber just opened this week as well and the theme is spice, which mean Indian, apparently. There are so many lovely Indian inspired things to be had. Truth released this beautifully plaited hair.

Her tower. The Countdown Room and Uber
Her tower. The Countdown Room and Uber

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Legends are lies masking truths.

Fairy tales and legends are often told as stories which present truths or morals of a sort. They provide lessons to be learned, we are told.

The story of Little Red Ridinghood presents interesting morals. It preaches that we should obey our parents. Red is to stay on the path as her grandmother advised. However, it is this oversimplification of moral tenets that is usually problematic. Not only do we want to instill in children (and in people) that you should follow good advice and listen to those who have more experience or knowledge than you in a particular field, but conversely we also want people to follow their own path, create their own destiny, and learn to think independently. It is the strange gray line between these two goals that is difficult to navigate, and the story provides no moral guidance in this difficult gray area.

Not only does the story provide little practical moral advice, but it could actually instill xenophobia. There is a contrast in the story of the safety of the village where Red’s grandmother is or from whence Red comes and the dangers of the forest. We imagine a dark and frightening forest (it is a German tale, afterall). Not only is the dark unknown forest dangerous but so is the stranger to whom Red speaks. Teaching “stranger danger” to children is very common. Although, interestingly enough most of the horrors that children endure are not from strangers but from family, friends, and others in the child’s community.

The oversimplificaiton of moral tenets may actually do more harm than good. It is important to understand that morality/ethics is a complicated field and thinking about our actions and reflecting upon the right decision is much more important than strict adherence to any particular rule–because this is how people actually live and must live ethically in a complicated world.

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Luckily for you this tangent and this photo were brought to you by the coinciding of two events serendipitously. The first is this lovely hooded gown by Junbug, which is just as beautiful as everything else that Juno Mantel creates for us. The dress is at Fantasy Faire right now in an RFL vendor, which means part of the proceeds are donated to Relay for Life. Fantasy Faire ends tonight at midnight SLT, so be sure to hop, skip, or dance over there wantonly and show your support for both Juno and RFL before it closes. The other event was my good friend Freddiiee purchasing this Niramyth wolfkin avatar. Now when I have a riding hood dress sitting in my inventory and my friend excitedly comes to me to show me their new werewolf avatar, there is really only one thing a girl like me can do. Take fairy tale photos!

Along with the beautiful gown from Junbug, Muse has lovely flowers adorning her wrist from Naminoke. These flowers are being released tomorrow at the opening of the May round of We Love Roleplay. This is their 2rd year anniversary, which means tons of wonderful things are being released. Don’t forget to stop by this month and wish them a happy anniversary by emptying out your coin purse!

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Feeling pretty.

Hello bloggettes! Uber opened on the 31st and it is AMAZING. I am starting to look forward to Uber more than Collabor88, to be honest.

Feeling pretty.

I was trying some new photography techniques to make the background completely black and only use projector lighting. I realize it isn’t the best lighting. I’ll get better, bloglings!

This lingerie by Erratic at Uber is absolutely gorgeous. It even comes with pieces specifically for the SLink body. Lovely.

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The burden of leaving.

The burden of leaving.

(Photograph taken at Skarvald sim.)

“You get a strange feeling when you’re about to leave a place. You’ll not only miss the people you love, but you’ll miss the person you are now at this time and place because you’ll never be this person again.”

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