He’s Not To Be Reached.

He’s not to be reached, he’s to be reached
He’s not to be reached, he’s to be reached

Called the fool and the company,
On his own where he’d rather be
Where he ought to be, he sees what you can’t see, can’t you see that?

Maybe he’s caught in the legend,
Maybe he’s caught in the mood
Maybe these maps and legends
Have been misunderstood
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Down the way the road’s divided,
Paint me the places you have seen
Those who know what I don’t know
Refer to the yellow, red and green

Maybe he’s caught in the legend,
Maybe he’s caught in the mood
Maybe these maps and legends
Have been misunderstood

He’s not to be reached, he’s to be reached
He’s not to be reached, he’s to be reached
He’s not to be reached, he’s to be reached
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The map that you painted didn’t seem real
He just sings whatever he’s seen
Point to the legend, point to the east,
Point to the yellow, red and green

Maybe he’s caught in the legend,
Maybe he’s caught in the mood
Maybe these maps and legends
Have been misunderstood, been misunderstood

Is he to be reached? He’s not to be reached
Is he to be reached? He’s not to be reached
Is he to be reached? He’s not to be reached anymore

Image-‘Maps & Legends’, R.E.M.

Stylecard:
Hair and hat: Mr.Poet ‘Bakerboy Cap’Shoes: Mr.Poet ‘Full Brogue Derby Shoes’
Sweater: Citrus ‘Men’s Fisherman Sweater Pine’ (from The Thrift Shop!)
Shorts: Schadenfreude ‘Fanceh Pants – Tweed’
Skin: Logo ‘Eternal Tristan (blonde)’
Eyes: FATEeyes

Thrift Shop 3.0

So I went browsing at the Thrift Shop this round and I have to say- I am pretty happy with the stuff intended either just for boys, or simply for humans!  Let’s have a peek.

This set of jeans and a blazer came from Citrus, as did the shoes!

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Here’s the Mens Jeans Green, the Mens Leather Fall Jacket, and the Canvas Shoe Dress Black. 
Here, though, take a closer look: the textures on this stuff are amazing!
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Citrus had several things for men, all of which fit well, but this isn’t the Citrus post… 😉
Here’s the Chess Shirt with T-shirt Blue and the Men Short Classic Linen, both from J&A Rock Culture:
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And a little closer in on the shirt, so you can see one of the Gacha prizes from Geek, the ‘burgergeek party-crown pak -Classic-‘

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This was the cheap and easy, then: I may be able to dig out some womenswear that a man can get away with, too: I’ll keep you posted!  More information on the Thrift Shop is here, at the depravednation.com site.

Who knows who wrote that song of Summer, that blackbirds sing at dusk?

This is a song of color.
I think we all have a favorite color for the sky.  Some people like the bright gaze of the sun to warm their skin, to tan their skin: some others have been one acquainted with the night.
I’ve always liked the time in between.  The night’s gathered up her skirt and while she’s still on the horizon in the west, the sun is making himself known — even though he has yet to rise in the east.

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And in between the two, not the bright blue that the sun trails and not the blackness that makes the moon so crisp, there’s my favorite color.  It’s a vibrant, iridescent blue… and I finally found it on a windlight setting.
It’s interstitial: that point between day and night, between sleep and waking, between warm and cool.  A blue that promises that what’s to come will be different than what was. 
RL, I grew up in an area deeply contaminated by mercury arc lights, which wouldn’t matter save that there’s also almost always low clouds or fog at dusk, which makes it… difficult to see the color of the sky as day becomes night.
And who the hell wants to be up at dawn??
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Even laying awake in bed to stare at a skylight and watch night turn to indigo turn to cerulean turn to sky, there’s still something less than terrific about mornings, to me.  It’s probably just my own problem.
Natural light, though, there’s so many different colors, aren’t there? There’s the greenish haze one sees on a still summer’s day, there’s the reddish hues of sunset, there’s the blazing yellow of dawn: what’s your favorite color? Why is it your favorite: is there another color that’s as good?

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I guess part of what I like about this color, this interstitial blue, this #11259E (as HTML calls it), is that promise of change, of shifting and differentiation.  I like how it wraps itself around the first star one might see in the night, or how it sets off the bright jewel of Venus on the horizon in the morning.
I like how it seems so bright and vibrant despite the fact that it is so dim and dusky.
I like that it’s between: not-this and not-that.

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I like how in the dusky closeness of our homes at this hour we feel safe, isolated and separate from the vibrant promise of this color, even though this color only promises… change. 
I like how it inspires me to jabber on pointlessly, too.

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It’s been a pleasant day RL, and finding the twilight blue color in windlight settings was quite a pleasant bit of serendipity.

The house in these photos is Barnesworth Anubis’ ‘industrial loft’, available at Collabor88 for L$388.  The multibulb fixture that hangs in front of the fireplace is from Circa, and costs L$188. You can visit Collabor88 for yourself, and pick up either- or see what else they’re offering!

A visit to the Mens Dept

So the Mens Dept opened today, and I figured I would put together an outfit using a couple things from there.  Here’s the Remarkable Oblivion hat named ‘Paragon’ in black, and the Aitui ‘Layered Jacket’ in black.

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Here, get a closer look at the hat:

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Both jacket (which comes with the shirt!) and hat are at Mens Dept: jacket’s L$199 and the hat, if memory serves, is L$100.  Enjoy!

Mens Dept

Oh heck, it’s more Lapoint & Bastchild footwear

Just when I thought I wasn’t going to spend lindens, here come Bastchild and Paul with two new sets of dress shoes.  They’ve brought out mesh buckled loafers and wingtips.

Now I’m showing these to you, first, in white.  Why in white?  As a friend of mine points out, white textures are the really hard ones.  Getting a pair of black leather pants isn’t too hard: paint ’em black, smear on some glossy, and voila: black leather texture.
But what about the subtler highlights and shadows that a white leather calls for? There’s a lot of folks who’ve tried it, but I have to agree with Nigel Riel: you don’t find a really prime white leather texture every day.
OK, so check this out. Continue reading