So, Flickr is… different. I’m trying to be reasonable, but I do hate change. I’ve endured numerous Facebook, Livejournal and Tumblr changes, usually begrudgingly. If you’ve played World of Warcraft, you’re pretty accustomed to change, especially the heart-crushing, infuriating kind. I guess I don’t understand why new, awesome features can’t be integrated into an already working and comfortable design. If you’re going to do a massive overhaul, I want to know WHY. WHAT was wrong with the old version? WHO decided a change needed to be made? What kind of feedback was received beforehand? I feel like many sites make changes they THINK users will like when, HELLO, if you already have a HUGH user base, they clearly like what you’re already providing. I also don’t understand why there isn’t an option to keep the previous style. Livejournal did that much right. You could easily swap between Style 1 and Style 2 when customizing your layout. And guess what? As people became more comfortable with Style 2 and all the cool new features and options it offered, they started to migrate over. They weren’t FORCED.
The new Flickr layout isn’t terrible. I’m mostly indifferent which doesn’t really sing praises of the change. It just seems so cluttered and clunky and very load-heavy. I liked that when I went to the Flickr home page, it displayed information relevant to ME, not a huge Tumblr-esque slide show of my contact’s uploads. All the links are still there, but now hidden in drop down menus on the top bar. The new “cover photo” is ripped right off of Facebook. I already have a Tumblr and I have a Facebook. I don’t need clones. I need a Flickr.
So, whatever. I won’t stop using the site, but I did cancel the renewal of my Pro account. I’m sure I’ll get used to the changes, however unnecessary they may be.
Sometimes, I think of something really deep and meaningful to talk about in my next post, but then I either forget or it loses its luster. Instead, I talk about something pedantic or mundane, like the fact that I’m currently watching A Knight’s Tale or that right now I’m craving onion dip even thought I don’t like onions. In my defense, A Knight’s Tale is a really awesome movie and onion dip doesnt REALLY taste like onions, but still, these are boring, uninspired anecdotes. Speaking of inspired, I always have these awesome ideas for posts, but then I don’t really know how to execute them and it’s frustrating. I want to do a post inspired by, like, World of Warcraft or Game of Thrones or one of the books that I’m reading; something fusing together my interests and hobbies. Hmm. Maybe that will be my Sunday Project for today. I already have some posts ready to go, but maybe today I can shop around to create an ~inspired look~. Or maybe not. We’ll see what happens. For now, I hope you enjoy this look. It took me a long time to find a top that fit and matched with this skirt, but I’m really happy with the result.
This post was inspired by someone really special to me.
Do I need to mention that the hair is heavily edited? Because it is. Objects in picture may appear more floofy than in reality. Floofy is a word. Oh, wait. I googled it and apparently it’s only a word according to Urban Dictionary. Urban Dictionary also says “Man Points” is a thing, though, so I don’t know how credible it would be to use them as a source.
Blah, blah, blah. I have nothing interesting to say except that I hate how Firestorm still has grid lines in snapshots. Boo. Also, I took this lovely lady to DDL and she bought half the store. I don’t blame her, I did the same thing the first time I wandered in there. You know what’s annoying? Going to a sandbox, setting up a photoshoot and then having it all returned to you when you try to snap some pics. Rough life.
ON BROOKE (left):
Skin: Essences – Opera – Light Rose
Hair: Truth – Lavinia
Shirt: Erratic – Amy Silk Blouse
Pants: ColdLogic – Kime – White
Shoes: DDL – I Told You So
Glasses: Chandelle – Liv Glasses
Headband: u.f.o. – Party in You Bedroom – Plain Navy
Necklace: DDL – Panic Switch
Bracelet: 7891 – Spiked Cuff
Bag: Epoque – Illusion Clutch – Afrique
ON ISIS (right):
Skin: Essences – Opera – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Caprice
Dress: DDL – Keep the Secret
Shoes: DDL – Obsession – Mint & Purple
Necklace: DDL – Read My Mind
Bag: DDL – The Godmother II
Glasses: DDL – Still Breathing
Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears V2
Even though the Fantasy Faire is drawing to a close, all of these great outfits and accessories and awesome things will be available in the creator’s mainstores for you to purchase! And one thing you’ll be wanting to check out and pick up is these awesome dresses and wings from Epic.
Both the dresses and the wings come in an array of color combinations. I’m a sucker for all things fairy-ish and especially wings and I’m loving these Sparkle Dream wings. They are a hand-painted design and animated (you can also stop the animation by clicking them) and the folder includes a version for photos. They also have pixie dust particles that you can turn on and off!! They are mod/copy and ALSO available in a version for petites!
The dresses are mesh and include appliers for Tangos and Lush breasts. Again, they come in a bunch of really gorgeous, sparkly color combinations.
Skin: Essences – Opera (@ The Big Boobies Show)
Hair: Alice Project – Rainbow Glitter
Dress: Epic – Glitter Fairy Dress – Green/Blue (@ Fantasy Faire)
Wings: Epic – Fairy Glitter Dream Wings – Green (@ Fantasy Faire)
Shoes: Whatever – Wedge Sandal
Lips: Pink Acid – Elegant Lipstick – Electric Green
Hair Feathers: love – Feather Accessory
Necklace: Pididdle – My Special Treasures – Spring Water