Monday, July 9, 2012

For once, it's a voice that's not in my head

Apologies for the fastest blog post ever, but my real life is in turmoil right now.

I'm sure by now you've read about the One Voice fundraiser to assist Curio Skins creator Gala Phoenix with legal fees as she battles accusations of copyright infringement.

I support this cause, which is why I'm blogging it, but I also feel like I wouldn't be doing my journalistic duty if I didn't point out my friend and fellow blogger Tigo Volare's blog post HERE, which presents a different view (as long as we're talking about voices). And along those lines, I do wish we could rally together more often to assist lesser-known content creators. And speaking as someone who has lost her own primary source of RL income due to layoffs and a crappy economy and has an appointment with a bankruptcy attorney looming on the horizon (YEEHAW), I too wish we lived in an ideal world where people cared as much about all kinds of miserable plights, legal or otherwise. Tigo is right – we all inevitably have to deal with sh*t that knocks us off our feet sometimes. I guess the thing that makes it bearable is when there are people around to help pick us back up again. Blessed are they who have friends with big hearts and deep pockets, I guess. I don't know. I'm not great with words or insight or inspiration or any emotion beyond apathy these days, as horrible as that sounds. I'm dealing with my own bleak survival issues.

But anyway, I'm glad I can do something, albeit small, to help another person who's also treading water. And on that note, if you need help from me, you don't have to be a big snazzy content creator to ask for it. (YOU DON'T, TIGO, I SWEAR!) I'm sort of trying to get the hell out of Second Life right now, but I'm always willing to pop back in and lend my voice to somebody in need. Hell, I'll even run a picture of your lost cat here if you need me to. Whatever helps.

Anyway, here's the what, when, and where:

WHAT: One Voice Fundraiser for Gala Phoenix – A shopping event featuring works from some of SL's most talented content creators, in which some or all of the proceeds will go to assist Gala Phoenix with RL legal fees in a copyright infringement dispute.
WHEN: Begins midnight SLT July 9. Runs through July 16.
FOR MORE INFO: Read updates on the Curio blog HERE.

PICTURED (All items are donation items at One Voice)
DressIndyra Originals – Celeste, mesh, 400L
SkinAl Vulo! – Georgie in Custard, Red, 800L
HairExile – Break Away in Vanilla, 200L for a color pack of five
Hair OrnamentBalderdash – Fascination hair bauble, 145L
SunglassesAmarelo Manga – Avenue Sunglasses, 200L
Necklace{me.} Jewelry – Aster Metal Stones Necklace, Long Set, includes texture-change HUD, 100L
Bracelet{me.} Jewelry – Aster Metal Stones Bracelet, includes texture-change HUD, 160L
EarringsCollisions – Fantasia Hoop Earrings – 50L
ShoesN-Core – Shark 2, 495L
CabinetArt Dummy – once. cabinet with lanterns set, includes optional bookends (pictured), 120L
LanternsLISP – Fairy Jars (set of six), 50L
PoseBENT – The Definition of Hip, set of 10 poses, 150L


Tigo Volare said...

Okay Em, you got me convinced there should be a Fundraise for YOU. I suggest calling it "Two Boobs" and the money should be donated for your twins surgery to be made another size larger, and to make sure they wont go south any time soon. That way you will get a new job and a new hot boyfriend. And I think there should be balloon popping games. (At the Fundraising)

Tigo Volare said...

By the way that was a joke, sorry Em my weird sense of humor took over. And I forgive you for blogging about One Voice :D But only cause your blog rocks!

Emerald Wynn said...

LOL :)

Deoridhe said...

Hey, awesome pictures this time, Em!