Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity

By – Sins of Vanity – Fashion in Second Life…. Trudina Foxtrot-Arcangel33 (Moonwall). Visit Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity for original post.

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Hair: DOUX – Jennie Hairstyle 
Head: [Signature] Gianni Head – HEAD – v1.1
Skin: L’Etre  Lucas Skin [Signature]
Body: [Signature] Gianni – BODY – v3.4
Jeans: Legal Insanity – Adam baggy jeans SIGNATURE–NEW–@MOM
Pose: PosESioN Hipster 1–coming soon–M0H9

you just have to trust your own madness

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you just have to trust your own madness

Shoetopia is opening on the 25th and these pretty heels are the Jacqueline Faux Crocodile stilettos from Murray, which will be out at Shoetopia. Stiletto with socks…. hell, why not! It looks cute on me and for sure more comfortable than bare feet in those strappy heels!! The socks are also colour change btw and if you are so inclined you can even turn them off!

Last weekend we had a great opening party at Poppy. Thank you for all who came out to celebrate with us, and a special thank you to DJ Jessyca Teardrop who really hit the Poppy mood with her musical selection!
I’m wearing Poppy’s Twiggy pants today, they are so versatile, you can really match them with anything you want, from super casual to dressed up!

Other need to knows:
Hair Harlow by Littlebones (N21)
Mesh head Cate by LeLutka (skin fair)
Elf ears Sylvan by Bentbox
Facial applier Charlotte by Imabee
Cigarette by Kunst
Erika shirt by Spirit  (N21)
Twiggy pants by Poppy
Jaqueline Faux Crocodile stilettos by Murray (Shoetopia, opens March 25)
Pose M three by oOo Studio for Shoetopia (modified with Animare)

 

How Do You Trust in Second Life?

By – webspelunker – My Travels Across Second Life. Visit How Do You Trust in Second Life? for original post.

All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.

J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan  

What is trust?

We probably all have our own definitions.

(Significant Other wonders I’m bringing this up now.)

Maybe it’s accepting someone at face value, believing in them, or having confidence in their words and action. 

But, how do we trust?

Ahh, now there’s a good question!

(Significant Other is now starting to pay attention.)

In Real Life (RL), we may use one or more of a variety of methods. 

Sometimes we use time.  The longer we know someone, the more we trust him or

her.

Or, we may rely on others.  They validate the trustworthiness of a person for us.  And, because we trust that person, we trust the newcomer. 

Another approach is to look at their credentials.  If someone purports to be a doctor or a lawyer, well, that’s easily enough verified. 

There’re appearances.  If they have a lot of wealth, it’s hard to hide. 

Of course, some people just jump in and trust everyone! 

(And, history has got some great stories because of this!)

Now, what happens in Second Life (SL)?

Here it’s totally different.

Practically everything that we use in RL to establish trust gets thrown out when we move inworld. 

How do we determine how to trust someone in SL?

Let’s discuss that!

There are obstacles to trust inworld that we don’t face in RL.

The first and biggest is anonymity.

(Come on now, do you really use your RL identity inworld?)

Little if any of what we are in SL has any ties to RL.

Is that woman or man really whom they say they are?

Many avatars are imaginary characters from science fiction or fantasy.

(Significant Other would like me to point out that many US politicians in RL may fall into this category.  But, I try to stay apolitical in this blog.)

Many avatars are animals or machines. 

See where I’m going with this?

(With the avatars not the US politicians.)

How do we validate the avatar standing in front of us inworld? 

Nothing is what it seems.

What’s real?

I have my own approach.

(Significant Other is shocked.)

I listen to how they sound.  Are they genuine?  Do they add value to the conversation?

How do they treat me?  How do they treat others?

Do they have “character”?

Then, do I enjoy being around them?

Do I learn from them?

Do they make me stop and think?

Most importantly, can they make me laugh?

(Significant Other indicates that after reviewing my list, we need to speak when I finish writing this story.)

Others whom I’ve met inworld have their own ways to determine an individual’s trustworthiness.  This can be a big deal for some. 

Some require RL validation.

This can be voice or video verification.

Or, a piece of RL information like age. 

Of course, a mechanism like the latter has its own issues with verification. 
Others look to character for trustworthiness. 

Whatever mechanism is used, many seem to have some sort of methodology.

Then there are those who couldn’t care less and just jump in!

(One of these days, I’ll do a story about these livewires!) 

What about you?

How do you trust others in SL?

Do you even care?

Please share your thoughts with me and if I receive enough replies then I’ll draft a follow up story. 

Or, here’s a new one…

Do you trust my blog?

(And, not just my three loyal readers.)

As always, I’m grateful to all inworld for their kindness and time in stopping to talk with a stranger who was passing through their lives. 

My Twitter handle is @webspelunker.  Please feel free to follow me and I’d be happy to follow you.

I can be found on Google+ as webspelunker Ghostraven.

My flickr Photostream is located here.

On Skype I’m webspelunker Ghostraven.

            Open roads and kind fires!



Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity

By – Sins of Vanity – Fashion in Second Life…. Trudina Foxtrot-Arcangel33 (Moonwall). Visit Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity for original post.

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Hair: DOUX – Victor Hairstyle [Unrigged]
Ears: L’Etre – Taper Mesh ears 
Shirt: ED. ShirtQazar Signature–NEW–@MOM
Pant: ED. Quazar Pant  Signature Black–NEW–@MOM
Watch: **RE** ReVoX Aviator Watch – Male
Shoes: //Ascend// Triple Monk Shoes – Signature

All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust

By OhHeyItsWhisp – OhHeyItsWhisp!. Visit All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust for original post.

All you need is faith, trust and a little pixie dust

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• TOP – Decoy – Forest Fae: Torso Vines @Whimsical 
• BOTTOMS – Decoy – Forest Fae: Bikini Outfit @Whimsical 
• ARM VINES –
Decoy – Forest Fae: Arm Vines @Whimsical 
• LEG VINES –
Decoy – Forest Fae: Leg Vines @Whimsical 
• WINGS –
Decoy – Forest Fae: Wings @Whimsical 
• FLOWER CROWN – 
*LODE* Head Accessory – Bleeding Hearts @Enchantment
• JAR FAIRY – 
*~*HopScotch*~* Catch a Fairy – Flying 1 (gacha)
• NAILS – Astralia – Moon Shine nails with HUD (Bento) @ShinyShabby (Opens 2/20)
FACE GLITTER –
Izzie’s – Glitter Freckles
BACKDROP –
MONS / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor (spring)
HEAD – CATWA HEAD Catya V2.10
SKIN – 
(Enfer Sombre*) Beautiful Creatures Porcelain – Fairy
EYES – IKON Promise Eyes – Clarity
• HAIR –
Doe: Arely (solid) – Monotone @Whimsical 

Astralia - Moon Shine Nails (Bento)

Trust me

By – Charlize Style Wardrobe. Visit Trust me for original post.

Hair: Pr!tty Girdy {All Colors Huds} New! For HAIROlOGY  Mesh Head: CATWA Catya Bento  New! Catwa  Mesh Head Applier: Glam Affair – Mina –  Bibi  (Catwa Applier)  : Glam Affair  Makeup: Glam Affair   Funky Makeup For Catwa Heads Set 6 Eyes New! For 90s Remember   Makeup: Glam Affair   Funky Makeup For Catwa Heads Set 2 Lips New! For 90s Remember Necklace: Glam Affair  Salima Necklace

Trust me

By – Charlize Style Wardrobe. Visit Trust me for original post.

Hair: TRUTH HAIR – Ember – blondes Truth Mesh Head: CATWA HEAD Catya Bento  New!  Catwa Mesh Head Applier: Glam Affair – Mina –  Bibi  (Catwa Applier)  : Glam Affair  Sweater: SPIRIT – Paola Sweater [Maitreya] New! For @Uber Jeans: SPIRIT –  jeans [Maitreya] New! For @Uber Shoes: Essenz – New Delhi [Maitreya] New! For BishBox HQ  Backdrop: Pseudo – Brownstone Stoop Backdrop New!

Don’t Trust Nobody

By Smokeahontis – Fierce Threads. Visit Don’t Trust Nobody for original post.

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B a s i c s
Hair: Truth Ice @Epiphany

B o d y p a r t s
Shape: TheOne Lilly Shape
Head: Catwa Catya Bento Head
Eyes: Suicidal Unborn Nova Eyes
Body: Slink Hourglass
Hands: Vista Bento ProHands

O u t f i t
Top: Nana Bianca Double Shirt @Suicide Dollz-♥

A c c e s s o r i e s
Halo: Blueberry Angelberry Halo Slayer @Epiphany
Boots: Moda Isadore Boots