At Home – Mirror House

Mirror House - 1. Outside

Today’s post will be in a slightly different format than usual. First of all, it’s not about one of my characters and their adventures, but about a place. Secondly, this place was not built / put together just for the purpose of a blogpost.
Follow me to Mirror Lake. As it lies hidden in a secluded little area, surrounded by small mountains, it is not easy to find Mirror House. The humble residence of the Szpiegel family was built by Corv’s great-grandfather Erich. Recently the Kitteh inherited it from his great-aunt.

mirror house - entrance hall

When he moved in, Corvus left most of the things as they were. He never really knew any of his family and being surrounded by their belongings makes him feel closer to them. He did, however, add a few touches of his own here and there.

mirror house - living

Most of the time, the Kitteh and his friends hang out by the fire, with the old-fashioned, but cosy kitchen right behind them. The furniture may be a little old and faded, but everything is still in good working order.

mirror house - sleeping

The bedroom area has probably seen the most changes. Great-aunt’s frilly and moth-eaten bed wasn’t quite Corv’s taste and he replaced it with something that doesn’t smell of dust and moth balls, and doesn’t have springs that poke your fur when you seriously try to catnap.

I hope you enjoyed the little tour around the house – it is a private place and normally only open to select guests.
There are too many items in the pictures to list individually, so I am going to provide a list of shopws where items are from, and landmarks if possible. I hope I don’t forget anyone… if you see something I missed, please let me know!

Garden/Outside:
Botanical, Cheeky Pea, Dutchie, Forest Floor, Garden of Dreams, Kinokoko, LAQ Decor, LISP, MMGraffiti‘s, MnM Design, Pilot, Rithori Mori, Rustica, The Black Forest, The Looking Glass, Thus Magic

Inside:
Apple Fall, Baffle, Bazar, Breno, Cheeky Pea, Concrete Flowers, Creative Decay, Dutchie, Elate, Floorplan, LAQ Decor, LISP, The Loft, Meshworx, New Trails, nordari, Pilot, Post, Rustica, Second Spaces, Sway’s, Trompe Loeil, Wayward Muse, Y’s House, Zigana

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Allow me to introduce… Leon Hyde

leon hyde

Name: Leon 'Jekyll' Hyde
Age: 37
Born: London, England
Occupation: Surgeon

Meet Leon Hyde! Wait, Mister Hyde? No, Doctor Hyde. For obvious reasons also called Jekyll by some of his friends.

With an English Father and a French mother, Leon grew up bilingual. At the early age of six, he started to play the piano, and it would become one of his greatest passions in life. As a child, he was rather small and timid, which caused him to be the target of mockery more than once.

Today, Leon is no longer skinny, but his kind and gentle nature has not changed. However, life has left both his body and soul scarred, and he has learned to be hard and cold as steel if neccessary.

When he was 17, he lost his brother in a motorbike accident, he barely survived himself. Leon still walks with a limp and while his clothes cover the scars on his leg and hip, his beard cannot quite hide the one on his jaw.

Leon complied with his dying brother’s last wish and became a doctor instead of a professional pianist. Today he is known as a brilliant surgeon who loves his job. He spends his little spare time playing the piano, listening to classical music or reading. To keep in shape, he does weight lifting, goes swimming and plays golf.

OOC information:

Leon cleary is one of my favourite characters ever. He was only created recently, but “came to life” very quickly. He is a bit different from my other characters, not only due to the fact he is more mature. I love to play contradictory characters that have many facets to themselves.

Leon’s basic looks:

shape: my own
skin: Redgrave
hair: Dura (modified)
hairbase: Sadistic Hacker
eyes: TheAbyss
scars: my own
age tattoo: Lanevo
beard (tattoo): Emortal Concepts
beard: M-Aʀᴄ Mɪʀʀᴏʀ (modified)

Today’s outfit:

top: epia
jeans: FATEwear
shoes: HOC Industries
socks: [hate this]

Today’s set:

skybox: Barnesworth Anubis
chairs: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (The Mens Dept)
bookshelves: Dutchie
table: Schadenfreude
tea set: Tres Blah (old Arcade Gacha Event)
books: Bazar
console table: Cheeky Pea
buddha: Culprit (FaMESHed)
curtains: bbqq (The Mens Dept)
cane: [hate this]
rug: Eric Linden (SL Library)

Yet another SL blog…

Hiya!

Here we are, on this brand-new blog. Certain people… kindly talked me into opening it, you go and blame them! Just kidding, of course! To be honest, I had been thinking about creating a blog for quite some time, but couldn’t be bothered to even come up with a name. Now that we are here… what to do with all the empty space?

First of all, what’s with the name? I will admit, it was really hard to come up with a name that wasn’t already taken. Withershins means counterclockwise, and implies to me something being off and against the tide. The SL at the end, of course, stands for SecondLife, an online community, which I am a member of for almost five years now.

Who is behind this blog? Simply put, Corvus Szpiegel – my SecondLife avatar. This is not a blog about my real life. Within my time in SL, I have created different characters and I hope to introduce them to you on this blog, one by one.

What is this blog about? Mostly SL photography. If I feel like it, I might also write about my different characters and/or adventures in SL. Usually, I create my pictures on the spur of the moment, when a certain idea hits me. I cannot work without inspiration, which is why I absolutely don’t take clients.

Last but not least, I created this blog for fun and will update it whenever I feel like it.

That being said, I remain yours truly,

Corvus Szpiegel