Sunday, December 25, 2011

So, Xmas with the RL family.....

was slightly less trying than in years past.  LOL!
(Actually, I took a nap after the RL ride home, had to help Mom unpack and put away some stuff, and missed Derren by about 1/2 an hour, and so was bored and a little down.  Damn you, five hour time difference!)

*Happy Holidays*
Tel

This is the WONDERFUL drawing that Derren made for our friends and family on SL this year.  Yus, he drew it himself.  *grins*  He's very talented!
<3  We love you all!  <3

Sunday, December 11, 2011

OK, we win the "Cute Xmas 2011" award...... :P

We found these on MP for only 200L$  Love them!  :)

*Happy Consumermas!*
Tel

Thursday, December 1, 2011

So....it's been a whole year!

   One year ago this past Monday, Derren and I "officially" became a couple... though there were some that insisted we already had been for over a month.  *smiles*  I have decided to keep him.... I'm just not into training a replacement these days.  *grins*   Truth be told... I can't imagine SL w/o him in it now, and the RL friendship that we've developed is one of my most cherished.  Love you, my babydoll, and here's to many more years in the future!

Oh, and we have redone the sim for the winter holiday season..... enjoy the pics!



















Feel free to visit us anytime!

*Blessed holidays to one and all*
Tel

Monday, November 14, 2011

The end of the season.......

We're getting ready to redecorate for the winter season on the homestead, and just wanted to throw out one last fall pic.  This is my favorite of Derren's garden behind the manor house.  :)

     I'm not redoing the main sim yet, not until after Thanksgiving, but D has a skybox that he's going to be decorating for the next holiday.  (Which we are not allowed to name, because of a bet we have... lol!)

*NOT gonna rush the snow!*
Tel

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

R.I.P, Amethyst Guyot

Rezdate: 6/19/2007   Deceased RL:  11/08/11

You've been a dear friend for a long time.  I hope you've found peace.

The friendships and love we find on SL, are every bit as real as the ones in the mundane world.
*With many tears*
Teleny

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary(ish)!

     Well, yesterday was the one year anniversary of the day that Derren and I met.  Yes, we didn't officially start dating until November, partnered in January, and married in May, so we celebrated it as our anniversary(ish).    Of course, in RL terms, that means that we've known each other, I think, about 427 years.  Heehee!  Since the night we met, there are less than a dozen evenings that we haven't gotten to see each other at least briefly, all due to RL interventions.  Kinda nice.  :-)
     He took me to a wonderful club he'd found, called the Vault.  It plays 20's through early 50's music, with some modern stuff that is in the same vein. (Christina Agulera's "Candy Man" , Midler's version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy... that kind of thing.)  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures, but the music is right up my alley, the people were warm and inviting, and the staff were funny, welcoming and quite good at their jobs. 
    

     All in all, it was a very good night.  *smiles*

I love you, babydoll.  Happy Anniversary(ish)!!!!

*all sappy and happy*
         Tel

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A sad day, and the passing of old friends.

 
Sad news concerning three noble and venerable establishments in SecondLife. I got an "outworld" message via email, with this link.

Faire Thee Well, and may your future journeys be peaceful.

sLiterary, 2007-2011
Primtings, 2008-2011
The 4-Sim SL Globe Theatre and the SL Shakespeare Company – 2008 to 2011

The sims might be around as long as October 29th, if anyone wants a last look, though I haven't been on today yet to see.  One never knows the Labs will pull the plugs, after all.  :(
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Shakespeare/253/253/23 
Twelfth Night Blog, with the explaination.


*With many fond and sad memories from over the years*
Tel

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

So, he made me cry.

     My sweet, funny, silly, goofy-at-times husband gave me a gift the other night.   Monday, the 24th of October,  is the one year anniversary of us meeting in SL.  I have to admit..... he's the best damned thing that has ever happened to my SL, out of a myriad of good things, and is a wonderful, dear, caring friend in my RL now, as well.
    We've had our share of ups and downs, over the last year.  Derren says he doesn't remember the downs, and concentrates on the ups.  I remember all of them, all of "us", as both have only served to cement the relationship.  I do want to say a special thank you to our mutual friend, River, for introducing us, although in a rather unusual manner.  *grins*

As I sit here on a cold, rainy RL night, after an eleven hour work shift.. watching this makes me very happy, babydoll.

I love you, Derren Macarthur.  More than you can truly know.  Thank you for being in both my lives.

(For some reason, it won't let me direct link to the video... please watch it here.)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's OCTOBER!!!!!!

  Ghosties, and a haunted cemetary and house.... Yep, it's Halloween month on the Kitteh's Kastle sim!  Feel free to hop over and look around.  The haunted area is hidden behind a screen of trees, far across the sim from the main house.   Hope you enjoy!

Remember, as always, there is dancing in the gazebo area in front of the main house (intan in the flower vases), cuddles everywhere, just STAY OUT OF OUR BED!  :P

Oh, and don't be surprised if you see us running around as demons the rest of the month... we don't bite... well, not much!  *Bwahahahahaha!*

http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Blue%20Scimitar/215/234/26

There is a teleporter in the cemetary up to the haunted skybox.









*Happy Haunting*
Tel

(Oh, and look for Derren's upcoming machinima... he's writing one just for the haunted house!  Woot!)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Nomi!

Derren found some really cute AVIs for us on Marketplace for the traditional Sunday 80's dance at CI, but, unfortunately, was asked to work, so we had to change.  Luckily for the world, we got a coupla vids first!  LOL!

His version: (MUCH better than mine!)



My version:  (A tad bit "derp", but hey, I'm still a larnin'!)


*Larfs*
   Tel

Sunday, September 18, 2011

:-)

*Love.... why yes, I think I'll have a double dose!*
Tel

Monday, September 12, 2011

The homestead is open again! :-)

     The autumn redo of the Kitteh's Kastle sim is about 90% done, so I thought I'd go ahead and reopen it to everyone.  Derren, of course, made his beautiful garden even more outstanding, and is making some unique poses for different photo locations around the sim, should anyone be interested.  This is a free service we're offering, but of course, gratuities ARE gratefully accepted!  Heehee! 
     Anyway, we would love to see each and every one on you.  Halloween decorations will be added next month, and then it's time to decorate for the winter holidays!  OMG, the year is flying by!

The dance pavillion, with singles and couples dances.

The "Far Fields", with various vignettes.

*smiles*

The Manor, from a distance.

Derren's Garden.  *wow, he really outdid himself this time!*




*Hope to have more free SL time now!*
Tel

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never forget.


*Peace to all*
Tel


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!!!!!

  RL has been kicking my butt a bit, here lately.  As the rather abrupt change from summer to Deepest Winter (Ok, ok... so it went from 100 degrees to sixty.... but it's a sign, I tell ya... a SIGN!)... I've been incredibly busy cutting down the gardens already.  When you have a full half of a city block that owns you.... er, that you own.... that takes a while, and as it gets colder, it hurts worse.... a lot worse.   Of course, I still am working 11 hour days, four days a week, with three off to "do" for me, my increasingly infirm mother, and so on.  Therefore, I apologize to the three regular readers here for neglecting the blog.  *chuckles*

As for SL, Derren and I just don't seem to have enough time anymore.  Between his RL job, my RL job, and other factors, we get to see each other for maybe two to two and a half hours very late at night for me, very early morning for him.  Ah, well... "for better and worse" takes on a whole new meaning when SL time differences are figured in.  One saving grace..... spending that little time together has probably kept him from killing my moody butt! LOL!  It does make every moment that I get to share with my husband that much more precious, though.... every moment is magic, rather than mundane.  *smiles softly*

We are redoing the sim for fall at the present, and, as you know, I'm an AR/OCD perfectionist about most things like that, so don't expect any pics from me until it's done!  (OK, so it's never "done"... as any sim owner can tell ya, but you know what I mean! LOL!).

Anyway, off to the RL "pay for SL" thingy... oh, yeah, they call it a "job"..... :-)

*Have a great day, and promise to catch this up soon!*
Tel

Saturday, August 27, 2011

You touch my tra-la-la....



A friend posted this... thought it needed sharing... LOL!

http://internetshouldbeillegal.com/


*mmmm... my ding ding dong*

Chuckling,
Tel

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nothing to see here.....

Move along... move along.   

Things are still great in the Macarthur household, but Derren and I are both having RL issues (work, etc.) that keep us from spending as much time inworld as we'd like.  Thank goodness for FaceBook!  LOL!

Hopefully things will smooth out schedule wise, and we'll get some more time for each other and for our friends.  Miss you all!

*hugs*
   Tel

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Yus, we are still alive!

    Heh, I actually had someone IM me and ask if Derren and I were still alive the other day.  We are.  We're just both incredibly busy RL atm, and haven't much SL time, except very late at night (for him, poor babydoll!) after I get home from working 10 and 11 hour days.   Sunday nights, we can always be found at Club Industry, for 80's night, though, from 10 SLT until D has to hit the hay.  Feel free to IM, or just come join us!


We've both become TruBlood junkies, so you'll see our fangs a LOT these days!

Still one of my fave pics of us.

Accidental good pose, just using the AO sits.  I love this one.


Derren built us a movie cinema in a skybox, and every Tuesday night is movie night.   Feel free to come join us for that, too!  Last night, we watched "300", but, being a bit of an ancient Greek history buff, I really wasn't that impressed.  D told me that it was actually based on a graphic novel, not actual history, which explains that, but still, was very disappointed in the lack of any homosexual themes, in a movie based on the Spartan army, one well known to foster love affairs between comrades in arms.  Anyway, the company was great!  *smiles*

*Peace, Love, and hoping for more time for friends, soon*
Tel

P.S.  Watch for announcements on the Dead Chuffed site soon.  D's gettin' ready for the grand opening of his inworld pose store!  Great m/m, f/m, f/f, and person/rat meroo poses!  XD


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Read this....

Just fucking read it.  My heart goes out to Photos, and all the other residents of Norway.  It seems he's found  a place in his heart to forgive. I'm not sure I could, not so soon.  Blessed Be.

http://anotherstupidtshirtshop.blogspot.com/2011/07/very-personal-post-about-oslo-and-utya.html


*still crying.. such a loss*
     Tel

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Soooo.... not much to write about, actually.

     There's not been a whole lot going on lately.  My RL job is a pain, but it's a job, something many don't have these days.  As for SL, things are fine, actually.  No drama, no BS, still a great relationship with my darling hubby, and I've been building.  That's really about it.  Isn't it funny, but when things are good, there's little to write about?
     A couple of highlights.... Derren graduates University on Thursday, RL.  I'm very proud of him!  He worked very hard to get his degree in Animation, and is VERY talented.  Kudos, babydoll!
     I recently finished a commission for the director of media for our favorite nightclub, Club Industry.  Though I didn't take pics of the finished commission, I did strip it down to the basics, and am offering it in my MarketPlace store, and soon in vendors inworld.  It is an office skybox, which comes fully furnished, with both the build and the furniture being copy/mod.  Here's a few pics:






     Derren has some news of his own about his new inworld store, Dead Chuffed, but I'll let him tell you about that on his blog!  Meanwhile, check out the new stuff in his Marketplace store.... GREAT new poses, and selling like hotcakes!


*Peace out*

Tel

Sunday, July 10, 2011

*STILL chuckling!*

[20:02]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen) is Offline
[20:05]  Teleny Macarthur: eeeeepppp I hope you get back soon!
[20:05]  Second Life: User not online - message will be stored and delivered later.
[20:05]  Teleny Macarthur: I didn't mean to laugh at you swallowing a moth, honestly.....
[20:05]  Second Life: User not online - message will be stored and delivered later.
[20:08]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen) is Online
[20:09]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen) is Online
[20:09]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen) is Online
[20:09]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): I didn't actually see. I crashed
[20:10]  Teleny Macarthur: I laughed so hard I had to pee.. NEVER open your wallet and your mouth at the same time... a very hard lesson I learned long ago
[20:10]  Teleny Macarthur snickers
[20:10]  Teleny Macarthur: there WILL be moths
[20:10]  Teleny Macarthur giggles
[20:10]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): lol well never again. I don't enjoy being violently sick.
[20:10]  Teleny Macarthur: I'm sorry, hun
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur: but you would have larfed if I had done it!
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur: I know you TOO well!
[20:11]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): hehe I know hun
[20:11]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): sorry, just a little shaken. I don't like being sick
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur: I know, sweetie
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur: and I"m sorry
[20:11]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): lol not your fault XD shouldn't of been yawning
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur: and I can't stop chuckling at the imagined look on yer face as you realized it
[20:11]  Teleny Macarthur chuckles
[20:12]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): it wasn't a little one...it was one of those big muthas!
[20:12]  Teleny Macarthur: OMG
[20:12]  Teleny Macarthur: just spit pop all over the keys
[20:12]  Teleny Macarthur: just hush!
[20:12]  Teleny Macarthur: brb
[20:12]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): lol
[20:12]  Teleny Macarthur snickers and runs for paper towels
[20:13]  Teleny Macarthur: back.. I SO wanna blog that entire conversation
[20:13]  Teleny Macarthur giggles
[20:13]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): lol
[20:13]  Derren Macarthur (derren.nexen): just get my spelling right in it XD

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, U.S. of A!!!

(An op-ed piece written by this avatar's RL counterpart.)

     We were born of a desire to exercise freedom over our own lives, in a struggle that sent repercussions around the world. We threw off the dual yokes of oppressive government by those who inherited power, not earned it, and of "one size fits all" religion, in order to establish a new nation, based on the radical, egalitarian principles that "ALL men were created equal", and that all people had the rights of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Being a novel concept, this was challenged mightily by the powers that were, those that wanted to maintain their stanglehold on the past, and future.
     We fought many a bloody battle to achieve those lofty goals, at times even facing off against our own kindred who supported the regime ancien, either because they profitted from it, or for ideological reasons. We fought the bloodiest war in our history over the issue of national sovereignty vs. the right to dissolve this Union, and over the question of whether, indeed, ALL persons were in fact persons, and entitled to share in this dream. I personally think the good guys won, though my family was split down the middle at the time over this issue, as were many, being originally from the Deep South.
     We committed atrocities and genocides in our period of Western Expansion, that rivaled the worst that our European ancestors had done, and also brought a new form of civilization to a new world. That period is both a stain, and a shining star, upon our national history, establishing us "from sea to shining sea" as a world class country. Many claimed it was a "Divine Manifestation" from "God", others used this as an excuse, while many were just trying to feed their families, and find a better life in parts unknown, using that famous, and infamous "pioneer spirit".
     We became a diverse nation in the late 19th century, welcoming famine refugees, war refugees, and those seeking better lives. We welcomed those that came seeking asylum from the same overlords we had broken from, and from many other locations. Yes, we abused their labor, and yes, there was deep prejudice between the clans, but something else was growing, too. Irish immigrants became Irish-Americans, Italian immigrants became Italian-Americans, and so on. This "national identity" coalesced finally, when we went to the aid of our "parents" in Europe, when their newly found freedoms were being tested during World War I.
  We became, primarily for the first time, one nation, and not disparate little cliques of immigrants, though those past identities were still claimed and cherished. Women became legally full citizens, and not property to their male relatives. We established ourselves as a "World Power", by pulling those of opposing views together. We then took in the refugees from that painful foreign war, and came home to stoke our pride, and lick our wounds. A few years later, the second "War to end all wars" began, and we sat it out. We watched.
     There were many in this country that supported what the madman Hitler was doing, whether for profit, or out of ideological principle. We clandestinely helped our friends in Europe, until Pearl Harbor occurred. At that point it became personal.
     Every American citizen that grew up in a time before they started rewriting the history books knows that at that time, we established ourselves as THE dominant world power, politically, financially and militarily, earning the love of our allies, and, at the least, a grudging respect from our foes. We didn't win WWII by ourselves, but without us, and the pure might and will of the American people to see justice done, it wouldn't have been won at all. Again, we welcomed many hundreds of thousands of immigrants, while placing third and fourth generation Asian Americans in what were basically concentration camps. Again, the prejudice of our nation reared its ugly head, as we didn't do that with German Americans, who "looked like the rest of us".
     Post WWII, we were the bastion, along with our allies, against the "Evil Empire" that was the Soviet Union. Ideologically a direct opposite of us, supressing individual freedoms to support the ruling few at the top, ruthlessly putting down all opposition, real or imagined, the Soviet regime was everything we, as Americans, hated. Along with our military might, our influence extended to far corners of the globe that we'd not been involved with before. We armed those that would fight the "evil ones", only to have them turn on us in the end in many cases.
     During this time, we also, finally, at least legally, laid to rest the fallacy that the "will of the majority" should rule over the "rights of the minority". The Jim Crow laws of the Deep South, and the extreme prejudice of many Northerners, was at last laid to rest, at least on paper. In fact, though, this is sadly, still a stain on many parts of our nation.
     After the Soviet system collapsed from its own weight, and not an inconsiderable amount of pressure from America and her allies, we stood alone, as the mightiest empire the world had ever known. Along with our pride, so did our hubris grow, and we thought we could do no wrong. We became nation builders, and lost sight of many of our core principles, and those that had shaped our own wonderful history..... that everyone has the right to practice their own personal beliefs and self-governance, as long as they respect the fact that others might have different goals and interests. We forgot that personal rights end at the door step of the next person, and we became a country divided.
     Post 9-11, we became "One Nation" again, if only briefly. We established goals to punish those that had hurt us, .....no, those that had wounded us to the core. Yes, 9-11 wounded our pride, but it was much deeper. On that one day, most of the world was America, because America had become most of the world. There were people of every ethnic, religious, political, regional, national and racial background that died that day. New York City, the capitol of the free market modern world, had been devastated. After the brief solidarity of that time following the attack, we and the rest of the world became sharply divided again, for many reasons.
     Regardless of ones personal views on that past decade of wars, we have become emotionally exhausted. We have become divided, perhaps more so as a nation than at any time since the Civil War, from economic pressures, from philosophical pressures, from political bickering, and from ideologues of every stripe preaching their own version of, well, damned near everything, on the 24/7 "information highway" that is cable television and the internet. I've been guilty of that myself, on many an occassion, both preaching AND listening.

I guess the point of this rambling rant is that:



We are the United States of America.

We are Christian, Pagan, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Taoist, and a host of other religions.

We are Atheists and Agnostics.

We are Republicans and Democrats. We are Libertarians, and Socialists, and Communists, and all political stripes in between.

We are Conservative and Progressive, with a vast silent "middle", that watches every move now, from both sides.

We are black, white, yellow, brown, and a rainbow mix of every color in between.

We are male, female, straight, gay, bisexual, and every conceivable combination there of.

We are Rich, and we are Poor, and a few have managed to remain Middle Class, the former backbone of our economy, and what originally made us unique and ultimately powerful.


     In many ways, we have accomplished more in our first two hundred years, than many nations did with 1000 year histories, in many other ways, we have lost sight of some of our goals and history.  We are the United States of America, and we are the world, because we were made from the entire world, in all of its beautiful diversity.
     We are exactly what our Founding Fathers, the most progressive thinkers of their day, envisioned us to be, and oh! so much more. We are one nation, INDIVISIBLE, under that beautiful, beloved flag, still holding onto those aspirations of Liberty and Justice FOR ALL.


     I think it's about damned time we remembered that, and started working together, before we lose everything, for there is still much to be accomplished.



Happy Birthday,
United States of America,
My beloved homeland!

 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Two new builds in my Marketplace store.....



The Poseidon.... Looks like a duplex, but really is a single dwelling.  Could also work as 1-4 store units.





The Victorian Cottage....... This one looks small on the outside, but has lots of space inside, featuring mostly original textures.






Next project.... I've been commissioned to do an "interview" room, in sort of a "Professional office meets radio station" look.  THAT should be interesting, as it's outside my realm of experience.  Also, I'm working on a store building for my hubby, since his business "Dead Chuffed" has land for an inworld shop now.  He's really been working his butt off (not that he has much of that to start with!  *grins*) on his new line of M/M cuddle poses, is getting ready to launch (by request) a line of F/F ones, and also some M/F ones.  Go, babydoll!  Make us some monies!  LOL!

*Building my pixelated fingers to the bone*
Tel

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

OK, so I haven't posted in a while....

   Been dealin' with RL shit.... but this KICKS ASS!!!!  Hardstyle jumpin' to the beat!



All of this guy's remixes are fab....   go to his page!


*jumpin' his mind out..*
     Tel

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Marketplace store!

     Ok, so Derren approached me the other night with an idea that we "join forces" in our retaiSL lives, and I think it was a great one!  He's opened us a Marketplace store where we can sell the little things that just "don't fit" in either my (predominantly) domicile store, or his (predominantly) AV accessory line.  So far, he's put up the lovely Calla Lilly vases that he made for the wedding, and I really haven't had the time, as I'm working on a new build atm. (And.... have had some RL issues to deal with.)
     So, here's the unveiling of  The Macarthur Store!

*Give us moneez, we gives yu stuffs!*
Tel

Monday, June 6, 2011

Vamping for the screen cap program.....

Yes, literally!  LOL!


*Caution:  Bites!*
Tel