Second Life Fashion from ReadMeri | Cool down


Longer term readers of my blog will know I’ve been reading ‘horror’ stories at bedtime for a while now. I found, you see, that I tended to have less nightmares and less gruesome ones if I read something a little scary at bedtime. Strange eh? I’d spent my life avoiding horror films and books because my dreams scared me and then found a solution in the place I’d avoided. I still have strange dreams, but they’re not the kind where you wake up in a panic and a cold sweat.

I started with Stephen King. I don’t mean one book, I started with his entire works including short stories and finished those a while ago. Then I was stuck, I loved the stuff he’d written and was a complete convert, so I switched recently to Dean Koontz, partially because Amazon sells his older Kindle novels for 99p, so… yeah, bargain.

I read some of the reviews for the book of his I’m reading at the moment, which is a good enough read. One respected newspaper reviewer said something along the lines of ‘Dean Koontz outshines Stephen King if only for his sentences being better constructed’. I stared at it amazed, but yeah, that was really the point of what had been said.

Of course, I disagree completely! Dean Koontz has a habit of getting a word he likes and liberally salt and peppering his works with it. In this book, it’s heretofore, meaning up to this point. It’s unusual to see it in modern fiction, as it’s an old English word and mainly used in legal documents these days. It doesn’t make him better! It makes him look a little desperate to be taken seriously.

I’m with Orwell on this who said ‘Good writing is like a windowpane’. Adding words in like seasoning to try to increase your intellectual profile in a novel is like Del Boy speaking French in ‘Only Fools and Horses’.

If you have any recommendations of prolific authors who might write stuff thrilling enough to keep me sleeping at night, please pass them on 🙂

What to wear in Second Life today?

Visit | Alpha Gym
Pose | {Imeka} Sits 02 Pose 06  (Imeka Mainstore)
Gloves | Purple Poses Boxing Gloves, part of set (Purple Poses Mainstore)
Hair | Lamb. Wake Up Dark Blondes (Lamb. Mainstore)
Top | Vinyl Demi Sports Bra [Mait/2Sli/3Bell/TMP] (ULTRA, from 13 Sept – 15 Oct)
Pants | Vinyl Ariana Sports Shorts & Legwarmers [Mait/2Sli/3Bell/TMP] (Tres Chic, from 17/9 – 5/10)
Shoes | Buttery Toast – Love Blooms Sneakers (no longer available)
Necklace | RealEvil Sniper Tags (Men Only Monthly, from 20/9 – 15/10)


RealEvil’s Sniper Tags are only for boys. They are out at Men Only Monthly this round and come with a HUD allowing you to change details like metal and leather colours, as well as put whatever message you like on the tags themselves (see close-up below). Of course, as they are only for boys and are at Men Only Monthly, I’m only wearing them cus I met this guy outside the gym and he made a rude remark so I socked him one (I call it a warm-up) and stole his jewellery. Result!

Vinyl made the Ariana Sports Shorts and Legwarmers for Tres Chic event which is on right now and when I tried them on, it rang a tiny little bell in my tiny little brain and I went looking for the last Vinyl release – the Demi Sports Bra. Sure enough, they went together like bagel and cream cheese, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, weed and chocolate.

The shorts and legwarmers to me seem more like pants with a really cool stitching detail on the upper leg. You can choose to have contrasting shorts and legwarmers via the included HUD too. They’re at different events, folks, which means only one thing.

You’re going to have to go to both 🙂

Here’s some more pics and a ‘well lit, no shit’ shot, click to see them larger.


Finally, here’s my jigging for the rigging video. It’s not dance this time, I wanted to do some boxing 😀 I didn’t manage to hit the bag, I know, but it’s the thought that counts.

2 thoughts on “Second Life Fashion from ReadMeri | Cool down

  1. The only novel of Dean Koontz that I thought was actually anywhere near original was “Watchers”. If you haven’t read that, it’s the one I recommend. Other than that try the following.

    Iain Banks – “The Wasp Factory” – extremely weird. “Birdie” is his second novel and although not strictly horror it is well worth reading. He went on to write more literary works and was called a genius in the world of books which may or may not be true, but whatever was said about him, he told a good tale.

    James Herbert – in general but start with “The Rats” – he tells an excellent tale.

    Clive Barker – in general but start with “Cabal” (warning – he is a step on from Stephen King in terms of gruesomeness so don’t read any more if you don’t like).

    H P Lovecraft – a classical Victorian horror writer with a whole mythos of weirdness (warning – same as Clive Barker).

    Not really horror but if you read some of C S Lewis’s adult novels – you’ll experience a truly great author who will take your breath away with his Imagination – “The Great Divorce” – and his sci fi trilogy – “Out of the Silent Planet”, “Perelandra” and “That Hideous Strength”.

    You kinda have to be a bit careful reading horror too much as your concentration is on the negative. Intersperse with other genres. I remember reading in C S Lewis’s intro to “The Screwtape Letters” that it made him ill to write it. He was a spiritual man and so would have been speaking the truth.

    Happy bedtime stories, Merri!

    1. Thank you Moz. I’m really looking forward to trying out some of your recommendations. I’m not sure how far I could go really. I’m not very brave, but so far it’s working 😀

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