It’s Time to Save Our Planet

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For decades, Americans could remember previous generations with reverence. The Greatest Generation freed Europe and established the liberal world order. The Silent Generation helped them build post-World War II prosperity and battle international communism. And the baby boomers had their moments, mostly long past: marching for civil rights; speaking out against an endless war; revolutionizing the culture. But when their children and grandchildren look back at the boomer legacy, “reverence” is not the word that will come to mind.

A new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll gauged how U.S. teenagers feel about climate change. Nearly all — 86 percent — believe in the near-unanimous conclusions of the scientific community. Fifty-seven percent of teens say climate change makes them feel afraid. Fifty-two percent feel angry. Forty-three percent feel helpless. Only 29 percent feel optimistic. Anger, fear, helplessness: These are the sorts of feelings so many of the nation’s recent leaders — and those who elected them — will increasingly elicit.

Millennials and Generation Z were raised with climate science. And even for those who weren’t, the Earth’s changes will get ever harder to ignore. Experts reckon that the planet is currently on the path to warm 3 degrees Celsius or quite a bit more by 2100. Even at 2 degrees of warming, the consequences would be severe. Pest-borne disease would be far more widespread. Heatwaves would be longer, more intense and more deadly. Droughts would last longer. Coastlines would flood. Species would die out. Climate “tipping points” (for example, permafrost melting and releasing vast quantities of new greenhouse gas emissions) could be reached that would make the warming more extreme.

“That’s the way it should be,” some conservatives might say. In its most compelling form, conservatism counsels against ambitious reform and for the preservation of economic arrangements, social structures and mores to which people had become accustomed, because trying to sweep away too much, too quickly, results in backlash, disorder and civil conflict — more harm than good. In this view, steady evolution in policy and culture, in part via generational change, is preferable to rapid, large-scale reform. Ascribing this instinct to conservatives who oppose acting aggressively on global warming is one way to give them some benefit of the doubt that they are not knowingly and selfishly condemning future generations to climate hell.

But this logic fails in the face of an issue such as imminent climate change. Though millennials and younger generations will eventually have their opportunity to govern the country, the problem will be ever more severe. The planet does not care about conservatives’ concerns about national reform or President Trump’s inability to think rationally. It will change while they dither and deny. They are assigning to others the task of more rapid, more radical change. That is why so many opponents of acting on climate change prefer to play down or deny the climate threat.

What is the point of politics — of life, even — if not to leave a positive legacy for future generations? Not every issue so clearly implicates such big questions, in part because not every issue offers such a clear distinction between right and wrong, responsible and irresponsible, reality and reality denial. But climate change, the greatest self-imposed long-term threat facing humanity, offers that clarity. Today’s youths will curse their forebears for failing to accept the truth.

Stephen Stromberg, “Why baby boomers’ grandchildren will hate them”, an opinion piece in The Washington Post.

Now, after that little bit of politics, here are my worn details from top to toe.

Tableau Vivant \\ Mariposa hair … made by M4ri1yn Magic. I am wearing this bob in a tone from the

.LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.4(static ears) … made by made by JadenArt Resident. NEW.

[Glam Affair] Morgana Applier [ Lelutka ] 002 – 04 … made by aida Ewing.
This was a common item on the Glam Affair gacha at the October/November 2019 round of The Epiphany.

Izzie’s – LeLutka Metallic Lipsticks … made by Izzie Button.

Glam Affair – Body Applier [ maitreya ] A-002 … made by aida Ewing.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.

{ wren’s nest } Ayla tall/slender (LeLutka Simone) … made by WrenNoir Cerise.
The Ayla shape, which has three variants – was available at the November 2018 round of The Darkness event. It can now be purchased on Second Life MarketPlace:
{ wren’s nest } Ayla Shape for LeLutka Simone Bento head

Mysterious aura chest … made by Venus Adored.

[Avenge] Sparkling Asy dress Maitreya – gold … made by AvengeStore Resident. Purchased at the previous round of Très Chic which finished on September 10th. NEW.

R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Arm1[Red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya.
R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Inner arm … made by rei2 Aya.
R2 K/E/N RAIDEN Arm2[Red]Maitreya … made by rei2 Aya.

The props that I have used are as follows:

TBF Red, White & Blue Trump Flag … made by Arduenn Schwartzman.

old typewriter mesh 4 prim – On Fire (BIGGER)

RiDECO – Old Truck – Blue … made by Guraa Resident.

Pose is FOXCITY. Moody-5m

Morgana

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Just Take Me to A Movie

Deep in the Morning Glow_TEMP

Cos I’m dressed to thrill!! 😀

Mithral * Zinc (BUSTY) … made by Evadne Quintessa.
I’m wearing this gorgeous hair in a tone from the Variety pack.
Purchased on November 26th, 2018 when Mithral Apothecary had a quick 12-hour Cyber Monday sale – which hasn’t quite ended yet.
Mithral Apothecary Mainstore

LeLutka.Head.Simone 3.2 … made by JadenArt Resident. NEW.
LeLutka.Alpha.Head … made by Nyx Linden.

Izzie’s – LeLutka – Applier Demon Eyes … made by Izzie Button.

[Glam Affair] Morgana Applier [ Lelutka ] 008 – 16 … made by aida Ewing.
This was a common item on the Glam Affair gacha at the most recent round of The Epiphany, which finished on November 12th. NEW.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx LeShelle.

{ wren’s nest } Ayla Proportional (LeLutka Simone) … made by WrenNoir Cerise.
The Ayla shape, which has three variants – is available now at the latest round of The Darkness, which is open from November 5th until November 28th. NEW.
The Darkness Monthly Event

-Narcisse- Edith Choker … made by Narcisse Resident.

Giz Seorn – Alexa Dress [Cream] M-Lara … made by Giz Seorn.
The form-fitting and ultra-sexy Alexa dress is available now at the current round of Très Chic, which is open from November 17th through until December 10th. NEW.
Très Chic

On My Scooter

La Dolce Vita at Morning Glow_033

Because I’m sitting on a Vespa … naturally!! 😀

As for her worn details, this is how Alles is kitted out today – in the swamp!

Tableau Vivant \\ Ari braid Add on … made by M4ri1yn Magic. I am wearing the Ari braid in a tone from the Reds pack. Ari is one of three new female hairs that Tableau Vivant has available at Hair Fair 2018, which opened on September 22nd. NEW.
Tableau Vivant @ Hair Fair 2018 (Blonde SIM)

Tableau Vivant \\ Catwa hairbase 9 … made by M4ri1yn Magic. NEW.

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Denver’s Yuki eyebrow shape for Catya … made by Magissa Denver.

.euphoric ~Voluptuous Eyes Applier~[Catwa]Fatpack … made by demi Placebo.
I purchased the set of Voluptuous Eyes at the previous round of the Sense Event, which finished on September 9th. NEW.

[Glam Affair] Chenoa Applier [ Catwa ] 007 ( 5 ) … made by aida Ewing.
This was a common item on the wonderful Glam Affair gacha at the most recent round of The Epiphany event, which closed its doors back on August 12th. NEW.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
This shape was available at the April 2018 round of the NEO-Japan event.

CODEX_OSYRIS CHOKER MAITREYA … made by animaldj Resident.
This was purchased as part of an Osyris set which also included two earrings at the July/August 2017 round of Shiny Shabby.

*N*Star & Cloud silver
*N*StarWing L Shoulder Silver … made by taiko McCaw.
*N*StarWing R Shoulder Silver … made by taiko McCaw.
*N*StarWing R UpperArm Silver … made by taiko McCaw.

amias – TIJANA bikini top – Maitreya … made by Lany Jun.

Roses Underboob – Color [CAROL G] Maitreya … made by Carolina Gaelyth.
I purchased this gorgeous tattoo which is available in four different shades at the round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which finished on August 11th. NEW.

Giz Seorn – Wendy Shorts [Red – Blue] M-Lara … made by Giz Seorn.
The Wendy outfit which also includes a sweater top that I’m not wearing, is available now at the latest round of Très Chic, which is open from September 17th through until October 10th. NEW.
Très Chic

::SG:: Ingrid Maitreya heels … made by SlackGirl Resident.

The pose/prop that I have used is Amitie My Blue Vespa … made by BELEN Ackland. Purchased at the latest round of Shiny Shabby, which is open from September 20th through until October15th. NEW.
Shiny Shabby – Amitie Poses

Farewell to the Land of Bigotry

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You may have noticed that there is an American flag adrift in this scene. That’s because I have envisaged the “departure” of The Girl and the Two Pussycats as being akin to leaving a land of bigotry and hostility to those who are “different”, which is what the United States has become under Trump’s presidency. Hopefully as this tale unfolds, the girl and her friends will find refuge in a much more welcoming land. (And yes, if it does look like we are waiting for a lift – then that’s what we are doing. Should we yell, SHIP?)

Now as for my worn details, this is how Alles is kitted out.

GizzA – Indra / Hats [Vibrant] … made by Giz Seorn.

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Denver’s Yuki eyebrow shape for Catya … made by Magissa Denver.

[Glam Affair] Chenoa Applier [ Catwa ] 007 ( 5 ) … made by aida Ewing.
This was a common item on the wonderful Glam Affair gacha at the most recent round of The Epiphany event, which closed its doors back on August 12th. NEW.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
This was available at the April 2018 round of the NEO-Japan event.

CODEX_OSYRIS CHOKER MAITREYA … made by animaldj Resident.
This was purchased as part of an Osyris set which also included two earrings at the July/August 2017 round of Shiny Shabby.

*N*Star & Cloud silver
*N*StarWing L Shoulder Silver … made by taiko McCaw.
*N*StarWing R Shoulder Silver … made by taiko McCaw.
*N*StarWing R UpperArm Silver … made by taiko McCaw.

amias – TIJANA bikini top – Maitreya … made by Lany Jun.

Roses Underboob – Color [CAROL G] Maitreya … made by Carolina Gaelyth.
I purchased this gorgeous tattoo which is available in four different shades at the round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which finished on August 11th. NEW.

Giz Seorn – Wendy Shorts [Red – Blue] M-Lara … made by Giz Seorn.
The Wendy outfit which also includes a sweater top that I’m not wearing, is available now at the latest round of Très Chic, which is open from September 17th through until October 10th. NEW.
Très Chic

The two props that I have used are as follows:

Apple Fall American Flag … made by Apple Fall (aka warehousefifteendesigns Resident).

Mutresse-Annoyed-Shortie Cats … made by Eeky Cioc.
This is a common prize on the Mutresse gacha machine at the September 2018 round of The Arcade Gacha. NEW.
The Arcade

The pose that I have used is FLORES Body & Soul – Musa Pose Pack C3 … made by Flor Held. Purchased as part of a Musa Pose Fatpack at the brand new Harajuku Event, which is open from September 20th through until October 10th. NEW.
Harajuku Event

Getting Into The Ice Market

With Our Drug Dealers_TEMP

LARA – on the left – is wearing the following:

DOUX – Fiona Hairstyle [L] … made by Dam1710 Resident.

^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ear Left … made by luciayes Magic.

LAQ Bento – Poppy 3.05 Mesh Head … made by Mallory Cowen.

ALLES – on the right – is wearing the following:

Tableau Vivant \\ Jill hair … made by M4ri1yn Magic.

.::Nanika::. Daria Sunglasses Red … made by sDEVAs Resident.

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Denver’s Yuki eyebrow shape for Catya … made by Magissa Denver.

Izzie’s – Demon Eyes … made by Izzie Button. Worn with a Catwa Applier. Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in September 2017.

Insol: Lily skin GIFT (Catwa) – porcelain tone … made by AlMercury Resident.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
This was available at the NEO-Japan event, which finished on April 22nd.

Persefona Body Pearls 3 (hot pink) … made by Persefona Resident.

[White~Widow] Anon – Pink – Maitreya Mesh Body … made by Julie Hastings.
[White~Widow] Anon – Pink – Hands – Maitreya Mesh Body … made by Julie Hastings.

*EB* Bustier – Red – “Anna” – Maitreya Lara … made by Elagantia Resident.
*EB* Corset w/HUD – “Anna” – Maitreya Lara … made by Elagantia Resident.
*EB* Panties – Red – “Anna” – Maitreya Lara … made by Elagantia Resident.

The props that I have used are as follows:

LAGOM – Witched Statue [Moss] … made by ZandraSnowpawSnyder Resident.

YO_V.boy-006 … made by marissayo Resident.

But He Likes Me A Lot

He Finks I'm Freeky_027

I’m just so glad that at least my robotic friend likes me so much!! 😀

But what does he think of fashion details, which you can all read about below?

Tableau Vivant \\ Nora hair … made by made by M4ri1yn Magic.
Alles is wearing this short ponytail in a tone from the Blonds pack. The Nora hair was first available at the January/February 2018 round of Uber but can now be purchased at the Tableau Vivant Mainstore.
Nora Hair @ Tableau Vivant Mainstore

AZOURY – Patience jewelry White {Copy with Resize} … made by Aniki Seetan.
This AZOURY item is available now at the latest round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which is open from May 21st through until June 2nd. NEW.
Cosmopolitan Event

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Denver’s Yuki eyebrow shape for Catya … made by Magissa Denver.

Izzie’s – Demon Eyes … made by Izzie Button. Worn with a Catwa Applier. Purchased as a Fifty Linden Friday item in September 2017.

Insol: Lily skin GIFT (Catwa) – porcelain tone … made by AlMercury Resident.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
This was available at the NEO-Japan event, which finished on April 22nd. NEW.

[Avenge] Universe necklace (short) … made by AvengeStore Resident.
Purchased at the current 3rd Anniversary round of the Très Chic event, which is open from May 17th through until June 10th. NEW.
Très Chic

[White~Widow] Wilding – Blue – Maitreya Mesh Body … made by Julie Hastings.

Giz Seorn – Dulcie Hanky Top [Red] Maitreya Lara … made by Giz Seorn.
The Dulcie top is available now at the latest round of the Cosmopolitan Event, which is open from May 21st through until June 2nd. NEW.
Cosmopolitan Event

Blueberry – Rie – Torn Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya … made by Blueberryxx Resident. NEW.

Blueberry – Oakley Wings – Red

The sole prop that I have used is as follows:

:WXB: X135 Proto Bot … made by Azar Ashdene. Purchased at the current round of The Fantasy Collective, which is open from May 10th through until June 10th. NEW.
The Fantasy Collective

The pink flowers that are on the scene belong to the SIM (Grace of Hope) and are called Cerise beauty’s – 2 prim … made by Serious Teatime.

Channelling My Inner Kardashian

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Well, perhaps!! 😀

In this internet busting blog post, Alles is decked out in the following kit.

.Shi : Eirene … made by Joy Laperriere. I am wearing this unisex hair with a headband in a tone from the Mono pack.

CATWA HEAD Catya v3.2 … made by Catwa Clip.

Insol: Lily skin GIFT (Catwa) – porcelain tone … made by AlMercury Resident.

Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1 … made by Onyx LeShelle.
Maitreya Mesh Body – Alpha … made by Onyx Le Shelle.

Denver’s Yuki Shape for CATWA Catya Bento Head … made by Magissa Denver.
Available at the NEO-Japan event, which is open from March 31st until April 22nd. NEW.
NEO-Japan

UC_Particias_Laced_back_dress_pink_Maitreya … made by unitedcolorsteam Resident. The rather revealing laced back dress is available at the latest round of the Très Chic event, which is open from April 17th through until May 10th. NEW.
Très Chic

The props that I have used are as follows:

GOOSE – Tin can ghost x 2 … made by tyrek Resident.

!Six o’clock! Soviet Sputnik … made by Pepite Roxan. I purchased this great prop at the April 2016 round of the Lost & Found event but unfortunately it seems to be no longer available either inworld or on the !Six o’clock! Second Life MarketPlace site.

[ free bird ] Stoner Thought Bubble – Underwear … made by Cortez Brandriss.

Baiastice_1970-Sunglasses Golden … made by Sissy Pessoa. (REZZED – HUGE)

Mutresse-Cheeky Raccoons-Gasping … made by Eeky Cioc.
The Cheeky Raccoons along with numerous other gacha items produced by Mutresse are still available at their inworld store.
Mutresse – Gacha Machines