Just Be

They’re always there, fluttering. Thoughts, hopes, fears. What-ifs of past, paths of the future. Choices, estimations, considerations, re-considerations. Neverending. Tempting, condemning, promising, despairing.

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They can feel like a burden, a swarm around you, never giving you a moment’s peace, drawing you in different directions, pulling your steps from one side to another, turn from your path forward back and around to the past again, caught in a cycle.

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Sometimes you can’t leave them behind, sometimes they will simply turn you around again. Sometimes the fears are so mixed with hopes that you cannot tell them apart, all the paths are blocked with both.

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Sometimes there’s no path, sometimes all you can do is be. Face them, dance with them and simply be, see where they will fall in the end.

World Goth Fair is still going on (last day June 1st) to cater more darkness to the grid. The corset, skirt and hat are combined from two different outfits by Aliza Karu’s AD Creations Dollhouse available in Port Seraphine. You can find the boots by Sax Shepherd Designs from the same sim. The necklace by lassitude & ennui and the liner by Beautiful Freak can be found in Sium. The petals by Uncertain Smile are a part of separate cage-based pose set, I just used them with other poses for this. The slink applier gloves and nails are from Severina set by Pale Empress and the slink applier gloves are meant to be worn with long system gloves layers and then mesh sleeves on top of them, I just liked them like this. You can find Pale Empress and Uncertain Smile also in Sium.

Scene: Cursed | Petals: Uncertain Smile – La Fete Triste1 Petals*

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Analog Dog – Schnapp Natural Black | Blush: Zibska – YesNo Two | Bunny Ears & Tail: +Half-Deer+ Velven Bunny Ears (Darkheart) & Bunny Tail | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Demonia Black*

Outfit: Top: LoveLace – Petit Four Licorice | Corset: [AD Creations Dollhouse] Sophie Corset* | Skirt, Pants & Hat: [AD Creations Dollhouse] – Goth1c | Shoes: Sax Shepherd Designs – Lolita Boots Calavera* | Gloves & Nails: Pale Empress – Severina* | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Ravenskull necklace black* | Ribbon: *BOOM* – Precious Bow Choker pitch 

Poses: Poise – GA_2 | aDORKable Poses – 13 of 25 2012 | !bang – mini series optimistic 3

The Violet Vision

It is all about the vision. Do you see in the dark? Do you see the sights in the night? Do you see the pathways, the dance, the invitation? Do you see where it all leads?

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Are you one of the dark-dwelling folks, the ones who hiss at daylight and awaken truly at night? Do you believe black is fully acceptable colour for any occasion any time of year? Do your eyes see violet and never shrink?

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In that case, ladies and gentle folk, I may have an event just for you. Welcome to World Goth Fair 2014: come get your goth on!

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World Goth Fair opened its doors today so all you creatures delighting in darkness may enter and enjoy the three sims we have this year: Cursed, Sium and Port Seraphine. You can find the skin by Jalwa, the eyes by ~*By Snow*~ and the bracelets by Bliensen + MaiTai from Cursed. The extra liner by Beautiful Freak can be found in Sium and the dress by Fosca de Les Encantades and hat and cane by Sax Shepherd Designs are available in Port Seraphine.

Scene: World Goth Fair – Cursed

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Celine Exclusive Purple* | Hair: lamb. – Bang Bang Ink | Eyes: ~*By Snow*~ Midnight Eyes II Violet* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Extra Liner: Beautiful Freak – Demonia Eyeliner Violet* | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Dress: *Fosca de Les Encantades* – Haydeen Fallen Angel Orchid* | Boots: Slink – Tall Leather Thigh Boots Curvy Black | Hat & Cane: Sax Shepherd Designs – Royal Vodou Hat & Walking Cane* | Tights: ~Cannibelle~ Plain Nylon Tights Semi Sheer Black | Bracelets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano Bracelets Dark*

Poses: {Imeka~} Katie-Pose 1 | (marukin) [volition] back of a bird | (marukin) [passion] loveless_ver2

Gothbrella

Never because of rain, rain can be good. Sun, however… hiss. Besides, there’s something appealing in sun parasols, twirling them about. Umbrellas are practical, usually pulled and pushed by the wind, but parasols have a dainty flair to them, almost a coquette vibe.

gothbrella1bsTherefore every gothic lolita outfit really does need a gothbrella, preferably with lace and spiderwebs and perhaps tiny delicate skulls attached. No such thing as practicality when you aim to look like a Victorianesque doll, an extremely dark one, and all the more alluring for it.

gothbrella2bsThere’s a gacha of gothbrellas by ~ *Souzou Eien* ~ in Cursed in World Goth Fair: both sims have a separate gacha area of convenience for just-take-my-money moments. The makeup and eyes by Beautiful Freak and the outfit by Adoness can be found in Cursed. The skin by Jalwa is located in Port Seraphine.

Scene: World Goth Fair Cursed

Body: Skin: Jalwa Skins – Jezebel Vamp Black Brow Exclusive* | Eyes: Beautiful Freak – Chloral Eyes – wicked royal* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Nierika eye makeup – vicious violet* | Hair: Lamb – Whoop Dee Doo Ink

Outfit: Dress, tights, necklace: Adoness – Sophia* | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Selene mesh boots black* | Umbrella: ~*Souzou Eien.*~ Pretty Goth Umbrella [Black Widow]*

Poses: Exposeur – Female of the Species 5 & 2

Out of the Shadows

Into the sun. It’s in a way exactly what the Sophie Lancaster Foundation is about: working on spreading tolerance to include also the people who simply dress differently. It’s rather mind-breakingly sad that this has to be any kind of issue, but we all know it is. The world is exactly that sometimes: mind-breakingly sad.

redramskull4bsThere should be a base respect within us for other human beings, no matter what they look like or how they dress. It is strange how much easier it is to channel all the negativity you feel toward anything different than to face what is really the matter. No one can change how people react toward differences, but we can change what is considered different. Eventually.

redramskull3bsMost importantly, we should — everyone should — stop trying to hide in the shadows and simply be who you are, no matter if it fits in the norm or not. Same of course vice versa, don’t try to be something you are not. Simply be yourself. Be so proudly, in the sun. The norm will change in time: gradually, eventually, one person at a time.

Almost everything in the look can be found in the World Goth Fair that has just opened. Evie’s Closet, lassitude & ennui and +Half-Deer+ can be found in Port Seraphine and The Plastik, Beautiful Freak and Pin Me Down are on Cursed.

Scene: World Goth Fair Cursed

Body: Skin: The Plastik – Astrali Skin Rapture Heavy* | Eyes: Beautiful Freak – Chloral Goblin Green* | Liner: Pin Me Down – The liners 1* | Hair: Alice Project – Steph*

Outfit: Dress: Evie’s Closet – Morrow* | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Macabre silver_red* | Skull: +Half-Deer+ The Necromancer’s Headdress (Black Stripes)*

Poses: PoseMonster – Stand 56 & 52*