.:Soul:. Censored… by Flickr.


Okay guys, I don’t rant often. I don’t complain formally often either, but this time, I think I need to, if anything to get it off my chest.

So if you don’t want to read a rant/complain/bitch-fest, don’t fully open this post.

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DLS~ New Releases Valiant Tunics & Helm Displays!


Things have been quiet in De La Soul…. too quiet…

but that’s just because I have been working hard on so many things! (I’m not as organized as I seem.)

Two new releases for you this week PLUS both are in the 25L Tuesday Event!

❖❖❖ Valiant Helm Displays ❖❖❖
►25L each until Aug. 1st! Afterward, 150L!◄

To showcase the coming Valiant Armor set, that will match and work with the following Tunics, I have created these Helmet Displays. Show them off in your home, on the hearth or in your market armor stall.

Available in Silver, DirtySteel, and Bronze and includes versions with and without the face visor. At a relatively low land impact of 13-14 each!

*NoMod/Copy/NoTransfer*

❖❖❖ Valiant Tunics ❖❖❖
►250L each color, 1700L MegaPack◄

There is so much put into these tunics, you may feel a bit swamped when you originally open the box!

INCLUDED:
~Prim Parts~
*Mod/Copy/NoTransfer*
Tunic Bottom (Skirt&Belt) With and without Chainmail.
Collar
Shirtcuffs
Capelet with accents in Silver, Bronze, & Dirty Steel.

~Clothing~
*NoMod/Copy/NoTransfer*
OverTunic (Jacket Layer Only.)
Chainmail in Bronze, Silver, & DirtySteel (Underwear Layers only.)

Also includes a Chainmail HUD to change the texture of the chainmail on the Tunic Bottom to match the underwear layers!

MegaPack includes all the clothing pieces in the various colors, but only ONE set of HUD driven, texture change Prim Clothing pieces. This saves your inventory from the dreaded CLUTTER!

Two colors are not included in the MegaPack and are 25L until Aug. 1st! Afterward, same price as the rest!

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I am hoping to be able to finish the Armor sets soon, along with getting the petite versions done as well! If anyone knows of, or is, an animation creator and would like to help me out on this, I would greatly appreciate it!

❖❖❖TEASER!❖❖❖

Enjoy this week’s releases, and be sure to explore the rest of the sim, The Isle of Amras Roleplay, accessible via the hole in the ceiling or by taking the teleport below to see the other creations I have been working on while being so very, very silent!

❖❖❖De La Soul Links❖❖❖
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Why I Relay…


We all have various reasons to Relay, to donate, to create for the Fantasy Faire in Secondlife. Each one of these reasons is valid and some, like my own, are rather personal.

Why do I Relay?

What drives me to join up, year after year since I found out about it in 2010?

My Grandmother. Nana.

She was an amazing woman. Even that word doesn’t say enough about her. She was one of the Board Presidents of the Cabbage Patch Settlement House in Louisville, Kentucky. She spent the latter years of her life caring for so many underprivileged children. She was proud, determined to make a difference, and strong. So very strong. The prim and proper Southern Belle, the epitome of a “Lady”. She believed in working hard for what you believe in to make the biggest difference that you can.

And she did make a difference. We all can.

My Grandmother had colon cancer that had spread to most of her major organs. She passed away right before my 16th birthday. We spent the few days before my birthday traveling down to Kentucky and seeing family, going through the things in her house. I went through the whole thing pretty well, considering I spent my 16th at her wake. I refused to go to her funeral though. I guess part of me refused to believe that she was gone.

My loss didn’t actually hit me until I got home and found the birthday card she had sent me, the day before she passed away. In it was all the cards I would never see, the phone calls that would never make the phone ring with that southern drawl on the other end.

I still have that card, and her cowlicks at my temples. I would like to believe that I somehow inherited some of her strength too.

This is why I relay. To remember her, and help make as big a difference as I can.

 

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This year the Fantasy Faire broke its own records, raising over $24,000 USD that will be donated to the American Cancer Society in an effort to help keep even one more missed birthday, Christmas…

Phone call, from happening.

The Relay never ends. It won’t end until we have beaten cancer into the ground. Until we have a cure.

Even though the Faire ends on the 30th, that doesn’t mean the battle, or the war is over. I am one of the many creators that will keep fighting, by keeping the donation vendors up in our stores through July.

Every donation helps because, even the smallest grain of sand makes a wave when it hits the water.

Don’t stop fighting and never give up.

We WILL find a cure. It is out there.

We just have to reach for it.

Reach ~ Original Artwork by Me.

Stop Censorship!


Today, Congress holds hearings on the first American Internet censorship system.

This bill can pass. If it does the Internet and free speech will never be the same.

Join all of us to stop this bill.

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Website Blocking

The government can order service providers to block websites for infringing links posted by any users.

Risk of Jail for Ordinary Users

It becomes a felony with a potential 5 year sentence to stream a copyrighted work that would cost more than $2,500 to license, even if you are a totally noncommercial user, e.g. singing a pop song on Facebook.

Chaos for the Internet

Thousands of sites that are legal under the DMCA would face new legal threats. People trying to keep the internet more secure wouldn’t be able to rely on the integrity of the DNS system.

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I have signed this, will you?

Picture taken at Isle of Amras Roleplay, Imagine Isla.

Androgyny Two Update!


I have named the skin Lei…

and Lei, has a secret.. one you will have to find out later!

Re-tweaking the body a bit (the pecs bother me) and adding a bit more definition over those hips and legs, oh and the… can I say nipples on here? (oops. XD) But yeah, working on those too a bit.

I know.. I know I posted that picture earlier but I didn’t want to give it all away too soon.

*** NOTE: This skin is NOT released yet! It is a current Work-in-Progress!*** (So please stop messaging me about it? XD)

But.. since I DID post that image yesterday… here is a pretty from a storyline picture set I did.

Whispers & Regrets

Click the picture to see the full slideshow on Flickr.

Quick Info on what I am wearing:

Skin, Shape, Ears, & Eyes – Charlie Cream Nude, Personal, Elven Ears Natural (unreleased), RooMee Eyes Eclipse – De La Soul

Hair – Magika

Wings – Valentines gift from Illusions

Outfit – Trapp Hakama in grey (or did they call it silver? XD)

On Him… Dunno for sure lol

I think his wings are from illusions as well as the horns, ears are definitely Trapp as is his Hakama outfit, maybe the eyes too. Hair i think he said was Uncle Web? Tattoos and skin I am clueless on. Sorry.

Post editing done was simple cropping and adding in the smoke. God I love shadows. Thank you Firestorm!

As always.. sleepless and day-walking the labyrinths of my mind,

Lerochelle Destiny

De La Soul Needs YOU!


To vote!

I have decided to leave it up to you guys, the ones that will be actually wearing the skins, to decide what the skin tones are!

I have set up a voting board (No worries! It’s free!) at the entrance plaza.

So please, take a few moments of your time and help me, help you by stopping by and casting your votes.

Voting is as easy to do as clicking a sign.
One vote per avatar per skin tone.

At the end of the week, (11/21/2010) I will take the tolls and announce the final skin tones.

I will only be making the top five voted tones, so if you like more than one, be sure to vote for them, but not all of course! XD

These tones will be used in the making of the Androgynous, Blurring the Edges, Skin line.

*Slaps it for being so small* Click to see the bigger picture!

For more information on that line, check out the previous post!

Let the voting begin!

Lerochelle Destiny

The Idea. The Plan.


How do I start this post off? It’s tricky I think.

I was asked if I would be willing to undergo a new skin, a decidedly Androgynous Skin and if any of you know me, I took that idea, and it just grew, and grew, and grew. Then I ran with it. Or am I still running? No, I need to stop, take a breath, and explain. Think these things through. PLAN SHIT OUT!

That said… I think I am ready to begin a very LARGE (see huge, possibly impossible, and extraordinary) endeavor.

The Idea:

To blur, as completely as possible, the lines of sexuality. What does it mean to be male? To be female? Where is THAT LINE.. exactly? Can I find it? Can I create a line of skins that mold together so well, that you can literally SEE the progression of female to male, and male to female? Can I manage with this line to give YOU the customer, the skin wearers, and skin whores; the transsexuals, transgendered, androgynous, muscled men, and curvy women; exactly what you want? (or as close as you can get in SL?)

I think I can.

The Plan:

What I am going to attempt to create, is a line of SIX (6) skin sets.

Female – Female bodies and a feminine face. I am not sure if I will be using the Mythos Females for this, or making another set completely as I have altered the face since then considerably. Who knows? I might have a line of six skins instead! (Makeup, Cleavage, Freckles, and Blush options are very possible with this line as before.)

Female/Tomboys – Tomboyish faces on female bodies. The girl next door, still beautiful and feminine in face and body, a little less curvy perhaps than the Mythos line, but still female. (Makeup, Cleavage, Freckles, and Blush options are very possible with this line as well.)

Female Androgynous – Definitely female faces on the Androgynous male bodies. (Makeup, Freckles, Blush, and light happy trail options possible with this line.) Still not sure about this one yet, it might get tossed out, might not.

Male Androgynous – I have already created this line, surprise surprise! I have a few pictures of my current avatar up on Flickr right now. Soft, male bodies. Slim, but with feminine faces. (Makeup, Freckles, Blush, and possibly light beards and happy trail options possible with this line.)

Tokio Androgyny

Lean Males – Definitely Male, but not as muscled as most skins you see out on the grid. They still have the musculature of a male body, the face is still slightly feminized, but very distinctively masculine in shape and texture. (Freckles, happy trails, stubble and beard options possible with this line.)

Muscled Males – Much like the ones you see elsewhere on the grid, and the PLAGUE Male skins, these would be the final evolution to male from female. Ab muscles, thicker and more muscled bodies, these would have the chest hair and beards as well. Most likely no makeup for these guys either. ( Happy Trails, Stubble, Beards, and body hair options would be in this line I think.)

So there it is. The very fuzzy line of Blurred Sexuality.

I am still not sure that I can complete this rather HUGE undertaking. I know I won’t be able to release a ton of skins right away. I would love to, but I know my own limits (as well as SL’s), even if I do push them at every turn! 😛

These skins are still very far away from completion! Some of those skins may not ever be completed in full and released. This is still in the planning/tweaking/seeing what I can and cannot do, what does and does not work stage.

It’s and Idea, It’s a Plan for the future. Hopes and inspirations are gained from those close to me, and from new faces, those that I do not know but get to know by what they like, want, and aspire to do and be.

This is what happens when you give me feedback, comment on my posts, or mention ideas of things you would like to see me create.

This is what I do. I want to find YOUR Inner Soul.

Lerochelle Destiny
of De La Soul