A Look at January 11th 2019 at Elysium Cabaret

I stood nude, all my glory exposed, willowy arms resting alongside full hips, my head slightly tilted back in ecstasy as my slaves dobbed water off my silken skin with velvety soft chamois towels. How glorious to have so many devoted slaves to attend my every whim! And none of them were force-collared, each one had crawled to my feet and kissed my polished toenails, begging my collar as they proffered their submission. Now they massaged jasmine oil into my delicate, dewy flesh, enveloping me in the intoxicating fragrance. One of my boys that I called Sach fed me fat blueberries whilst another called Zeb brushed out my long mane of golden-kissed sienna tresses. He set about curling my thick, silken cascade of hair into an opulent coiffure, pinning diamond-crested pearls in here and there, and clipping in drapes of fresh jasmine interwoven with more diamonds and silver. Meanwhile, my hunky boy called Sannon painted my nails, his strong fingers massaging my hands and knuckles first then applying tiny diamonds to each pinky nail.

My boy that I called Ci swathed me in the most elegant form-fitting gown, iridescent in colour, shimmering lightly as it changed colour in changing light, the fine fabric woven from the webs of 10 million spiders. The fabric was translucent and so filmy yet super strong. It clung to my delicious curves like the skin on a grape, with sheer panels that attached at my shoulders, flowing down behind me as I walked, forming a wispy train. The finishing touches came from my sweet boys Wiamonte and Diz, who adorned me with jewels, earrings, necklace, bracelets and rings plus one ring for my left tiny toe. I stepped into waiting heels, then extended my arms as two more of my darling boys, Moke and Stelvis, helped me into my waiting lectica. I reclined back on the opulent over-stuffed pillows as my boys picked up the poles of my litter and hoisting my vehicle onto strong shoulders, we set off for Copperhead Road, the place to be on a Friday night. The Empire Room held the promise of a fabulous show with lots of excitement, laughter, great food and drink, and of course fun and friendship. Elysium Cabaret would be performing and I did not want to miss it! This was my relaxation each week, my chance to connect with other people.

I sighed contently as I peered out from behind the curtains that shielded me from mosquitoes, sunlight and prying eyes. Up ahead, I could see the red carpet being rolled out as they prepared to receive royalty. My boys were so muscled that my slight weight was barely noticeable to them, even with the weight of the litter. They stepped up their pace and then gently lowered my lectica to the red carpet. I could see Paul and Jilley inside, waiting to greet me with a warm welcome, a deep curtsy, and a glass of champagne. I could hear DJ Corri’s tunes, which were already giving me dancing feet, as she announced the next song was dedicated to HRH Pea (Her Royal Highness… you should already know this). Sach extended a hand to help me up. He smiled, lips parting as he adoringly said, “Welcome to the weekend, m’ Pea.” I trained all my boys to call me that.

Suddenly, Sach grabbed both my arms and squeezing a bit, started shaking me. “What are you doing,” I frowned. “Stop that!” I growled at him, “Have you lost your mind? Unhand me at once!”

“Wake up, WAKE UP!” It was Wiz’s voice, not Sach’s. I groggily peeled open my eyes. I was sitting out back in the litter. Literally… the dumpsters behind the club and the trash that had spilled out. Wiz had a grip of my arms and was shaking me. “You need to wake up! It is time to get ready for the show!”

“OH GAWD,” I groaned. “I must have passed out. I was out here smoking a hooter and hitting the Baileys… I don’t remember a thing, except I was having the best dream ever!!!!”

“Never mind all that,” he huffed, yanking me to my feet. He then gave me two lashes with his feather duster crop thingy. “Get in there, change your tag, and clean yourself up, be quick about it! It’s showtime!!”

OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAWD! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO….

I just wanted to go back to sleep, and cuddle up with ma boys. And who could blame me for that! BUT the show must go on, and on it did! We will have a look at it after we bestow this week’s Golden Tweezers Award! Our winner tonight is a duet between NARA and PAUL! CONGRATULATIONS NARA AND PAUL! You two are such bad influences on one another.

[17:40] nara1 holds Corri’s inventory grinning evily … hides it under the dj booth, in a large, dark hole. Then innocently says .. “poor Corri”
[17:41] Paul Woodrunner: nara you are already on Double Secret Probation
[17:42] nara1: Yes Sir .. ummm here are some more feathers for your .. ummmm thingie pouch. *smiles sweetly*

I want to know what the Double Secret Probation is? Someone post in the comments and TELL!!!!

Now, let’s look at this show, which was fanfriggentastic! Thank you Elysiums for bringing your talent and visions to the Elysium stage each week, absolutely brilliant productions!
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Jilley
With Paul and Ant
I’m A Ruler – Ruby Amanfu
Jilley WOWed and amazed us with this total mind-blower, fabulous set, outstanding choreo, and her costume was to die for! Plus… THE GUYS *swoons* OMG! Jilley also generously told me I could touch her ass *double swoons* I mean, DAYUM it is as fantastic as her set! She really does rule!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
My inspiration was the set…I had it built months ago. The outfit was made and I had picked a song to go with it, but changed my mind. And got sick of looking at that set up on my platform so thought I better find a song 🙂

2. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Just fun! … and the materials on my outfit looked cool in the lighting….and then of course my two guardians were super hot!

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!!!!

[18:07] Hailie Rodenberger: too late I licked it
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Corri
With Sherry and Gracie
Lorri Morgan – My Favorite Things
Corri went soft on us with this touch of delicate beauty, a bit bittersweet as she went from dancing in a shabby environment to a fantasy one of charm and beauty, then finally finishing up back in a dismal reality, but knowing her favourite things sustain her through all the challenges that life tosses our way.


[18:12] Greenie Flanagan: I want to put on a tutu and twirl about the house
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Nadi
With Ame, Jilley, Paul and Zach
Level 42 Sandstorm
Nadi and friends dancing it up on the street, and OMG don’t they all look HAWT! I call dibs on Miss Ame!


[18:27] zachbrig: i’m ready for pasketti… imma ready for pasketti!!
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Mikiko
With Zena and Rhonda
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
SEXEH bishes HOLY MOLY! LOVE those costumes, these girls absolutely smoak and are truly bootylicious!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Just a fun and sexy little piece I wanted to do.

2. What does this dance mean to you?
Oh just pure fun I love fun and sexy upbeat songs to dance to.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
You can’t go wrong with sexy lol!

[17:41] Zena1012: did my body return with me after my crash???
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Adam
With Bella, Kelly, Corri, and Sarah
Trans-X — Living On Video
Okay, this was totally darling and such a clever concept as the claw dropped the stuffed toys out onto the floor and they danced for us, even Pac Man getting in on the act!


[18:32] Greenie Flanagan: Taema would be so happy with the width of my tush
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Elayn
With Babypea and EvAngelina
FurElise remix
Elayn is just a genius, and that is that. I would love to see this dance every day, an hour-long version would suit nicely, thank you. The effects have to be seen to be believed!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
This song has always been a favorite of mine and I love all the versions out there. Last year I did a version of it so I guess now it’s a tradition.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The biggest challenge was narrowing down what effects I wanted to do. There were so many options! But I’ve wanted to use the one “mirror box” effect for the longest time.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I guess it means I’m so HAPPY to be on the other side of the holidays!!

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Nah, Just have fun and enjoy it.

[18:39] Elayn: do NOT ask Baby about the shoes. just DONT. LOLOL
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Sarah
With Di Fairey and Ginty Bachem
[GMV] Legends Never Die
LOVE this song and Sarah did it up bigtime! What fabulous costumes, the set was outstanding and unique, and the effects were brilliant including a fire-breathing dragon… WOW!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
As it had an outstanding upbeat when it hit them and as well being a gmv hit 🙂

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Those swords were murder to get working tho nothing shows how well it will do or won’t do on the day of the show, as the dragon (Big one) bugged the effects of blood from the start.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Nah was purely fun to make and do, pushing things a little but further than before

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just do what comes from the mind and heart and it will be outstanding 😀

[17:29] Dear Misfit: love those outfits ginty and di…not yours sarah
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Web
With Babypea, Melvis, Ame, Zach, Gracie, Dear, Elayn and Fuki
Halsey – Castle
WONDERFUL song, great sets and costumes, and the choreo with the formations… a must-see! Brilliant choreography and formations with nine dancers. Someone was in tears during the making of this dance, but WOW it was worth it, plus I got to dance with MELVIS *swoons* and it was heavenly!

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
We (Baby and I) had wanted to do this song since first watching the movie Snow White and the Huntsman together and kept putting it off. It has a ton of energy that builds and led to a bad ass concept. It was a great movie too if you haven’t seen it!

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
9 dancers and 2 sets and a lot of patience with Toddleedoo heights and costumes were nowhere to be found for theme and had to be custom done. Thank you Royal for texturing!

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This was a collaboration a long time coming and was put off a few times so that meant that Baby was doing intricate formations and waypoints in a very hot part of her year, spending a lot of hours sitting and beading frustrated while I felt awful! The end result was fantastic, Epic even but tough.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
The amount of work that goes into something over and done in 4 and a half minutes is so unknown to most and this one, most would have chucked it halfway through as it became more challenging. I also broke my leg which meant poor Baby worked while at times I crashed out asleep on her for the pain meds and she picked up all the slack on an act billed to me. I love her though and she knows that! I am so grateful for those who agreed to alter their shapes and worked with me to be our dwarves and of course Melvis, our Charming! We did it again Pea! woohoo!

[18:56] Dear Misfit: the waypoints alone on this would of had me in tears
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Lina

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
With Everyone
Another outstanding set and super fun dances from Lina, she who never disappoints and always excites. Thank you Lina for bringing us all together at the end of the show and giving us all such a great time!

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner, with thanks!
[18:11] GracefulLove: but don’t worry I got the boob shot for Baby for the blog

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[17:27] corroded Battery: ok got a problem .. nothing in my folders so can’t put clothes on .. i’m an orange fart
American Girl

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[17:29] masterperry: NO POLITICAL CHATTER IN GROUP
Centerfold

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner, with thanks!
[17:29] SarahRho Huntress: breaths on dear, take that!
You shook me all night long

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
[18:23] vVRanaaVv: frogs are better than what we dissected in Anatomy for nursing school
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Coming Friday, January 11th – Elysium Cabaret


If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets, stunning costumes and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s show features Web, Jilley, Sarah, Adam, Corri, Nadi, Mikiko, Elayn, and Lina. Welcome to the weekend!

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January 4th Elysium’s First Show of 2019!

Oh dear! Seems someone forgot to post the blog! And judging by the looks of it, seems someone thinks she is still on vacation. Oh well, I am lazy at the moment. Here it was, our first show of the New Year, Elysium’s first show of 2019. It was Friday at Copperhead Road and there was our Paul and Jilley, greeting guests with glasses of bubbly and New Year’s wishes. DJ Corri was sitting on her throne with her pointy lil devil tail, never mind that she was dressed in white, no one was fooled. I had Wiz backstage, helping me adjust my corset. I didn’t want to dance and was feeling to lazy to even bother lurking. I just wanted to sit and watch the show. The audience at The Empire Room filled the seats, and I Gotta Feeling by The Black-Eyed Peas had us all bouncing in our seats. Let’s look at some pics from the show!

BUT FIRST! Let us give a big huge Elysium CONGRATULATIONS to ADAM for this amusing snippet:

[17:28] Adam3 Magic: omg, did you tell people that I like dressing up in Granny’s panties?

Now, this could draw into question Adam OR Granny… depends on what kind of panties she wears. Inquiring minds who have nothing more pressing to do than ponder such mysteries want to know. Could say a lot about Granny and Adam!

And now for a loving look at our first show of 2019 🙂

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Wiz
Don’t You Forget About Me – Nobody
Wiz made me RL cry with this dance, which included miniature stages, every set he did in the past year on the 2018 shelf, and then the one he was doing tonight being the first on the 2019 shelf. It was very clever and deeply touching.


[17:16] Paul Woodrunner: Damn Glad its Friday
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Ariel
With Sonny, and Ravena
Dance With my Father Again
Ariel ran three avatars to dance this sweet and loving tribute to her father, which had more than one person with wet eyes. She danced as herself as a little girl, her mother, and her father, and used a split stage, the second half which showed her father in the hospital and rising as an angel, passing into Heaven.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I have always loved this song, but it has a bittersweet memory to it as my father had just passed when I heard it for the first time. I got so emotional I had to pull off the side of the road and just cry. When I decided to do this for an act, I knew it had to be a female version, and Celine’s version was so haunting and perfect, I had to use her’s..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Having Sonny’s costumes appear when they needed to, even caching them over and over, I still didn’t see his angel costume fully, but that could be because I was triple logged, ..

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I wanted to do something that would give homage to the amazing person my dad was, I like to think he was smiling down from heaven as I danced.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I would say that if you have the chance to say goodbye to someone you love, it doesn’t matter if they are in a coma, they are still there, my dad proved it by looking up at me and saying I love you when I saw him lying there in his bed.

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Britt
With Adam, PAul, Web, Eva, Babypea, and Elayn
Ciara & Missy Elliott “1 2 Step”
Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuu Britt had us all dancing in the rain and our tee-shirts were all wet and see-through! And our britches were falling off our asses….

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Ciara’s 1 2 Step is simply a fun song that makes one want to dance. It is not the type of song that you think of dramatic storyboards but rather simply fun. bouncing around the living with my daughters laughing. It reminded me of days going to my daughter’s cheer competitions and curled up eating popcorn when she was obsessed with the Step up movies.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The challenges with this dance was finding just the right dance moves and choreography to match together its a very past passed song that needs step moves that mix perfectly with hiphop. There are a variety of both out there but not all blend well together.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
Honestly this dance is about pure fun. It’s about remembering that Dance is about letting go and simply having fun. We don’t have to take ourselves so serious. We as choreographers make outstanding and beautiful works, but sometimes they can simply be for fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just to want to have that feeling of wanting to get up and dance To want to join in and dance… Dance is a story… but dance is also about fun… It should bring the smiles to all…

[17:17] SarahRho Huntress: changes the tgif to tjpg for smaller size and gives it back to adam, patting his back and leaving a tape strip saying ” I want you to listen to me….I AM NOT GOING TO SAY THIS AGAIN…I DID NOT HAVE..SEXUAL..RELATIONS WITH THAT SOCK!” and walks off back to my spot
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Sarah
With Di Fairey and Ginty Bachem
Sarah with Di and Ginty danced a tribute to Dr. Who that was out of this world!
Thomas Bergersen – Brightest Smile (feat. Natalie Major)


[17:21] Adam3 Magic: TGIAS Sarah…..Thank God it’s Adam’s Sock
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Eva
With Cowgrl, Nadi, Victory, Jo, Spice, and Sherry
This was a spectacular and enchanting display of beauty and elegance with a delightful dash of vibrant colour amongst the shades of blue. Eva always stretches her imagination and takes us places we have never even imagined.
Spectrum, Florence & the Machine


[17:25] EvaHarley: hi everyone! I’ve been hiding down here in the basement
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Dear
With Neicho and Jorgio
Dear got rough with the guys, making them dance in train tunnels while trains were actually coming right at them. Meanwhile, the Dear was NOT caught in the headlights, she was dancing safely in the middle platform.
I Hate You I Love You – gnash ft. Rihanna


[17:27] Adam3 Magic: but Granny, she was trying to steal your SAM, I caught her climbing out of your office window
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Babypea
Miss Li – My Heart Goes Boom
OH it’s me and all my cuteness, bouncing along the beach on a giant keyboard. Looks like a big wave took out the camera crew! I had way too much fun with that dance.

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I came across this song on YouTube and fell in love with it. It is such a fun, zippy tune, ripped with energy, and I love the old radio appeal that it has.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Resisting the urge to pull off my clothes and dance this fully nude. It begs for full nudity. It is so cheeky!

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It is a heap of fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I love A&M animations so much and used a lot of them in this dance. I just must tip my hat to them for making such fabulous animations.

[17:34] SarahRho Huntress: have pea and jilley run around naked, would that be enough anti lag measures? but now that i think of it, that may increase the lag so nvm xD
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Gracie

With Everyone
It was our Gracie’s first time to do crowd dances, and she did a fabulous job! Everyone had a great time dancing at the end of the show, thank you Gracie!!

[17:36] Jorgio Vaher: Corri is calling for mouth to mouth from Jason Momoa

Celebration – Kool & the Gang

[18:08] Wiz Nirvana: At least I had the decency to crash AFTER my set

Good Day to Celebrate – The Phantoms

[19:09] Elayn: if I catch a computer virus from being in this wet t-shirt, I’m blaming Britt!

Celebrate – Doug E Fresh

And it’s THE R. with her eyes closed, all into her motion, looking rather like a cat who’s getting it’s back scratched!
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Coming Friday, January 4th to The Empire Room!

WELCOME TO 2019!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Let’s make this a fulfilling year by doing some of the things on our bucket list. We are a long-time dead, so this life is the time. Follow your bliss… if you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that you never knew were there. So do what feels fulfilling.

And be kind.

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets, stunning costumes and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s show features Wiz, Eva, Dear, Britt, Ariel, Sarah, Gracie and Babypea. Welcome to the weekend!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elysium-Cabaret-191390887935940/

Elysium’s Last Friday Show in 2018

Here we are, the last Elysium Cabaret Friday show of 2018! We are about to sail boldly into the New Year of 2019, looking forward to many fine adventures on the approaching horizon. Here is a tip to make 2019 special: pick something you have always wanted to do, something from your bucket wish list, plan it, and do it. You have all year so get started!

What will I do… I KNOW, I KNOW! I always wanted staff at home so I never have to clean or cook again… I can’t afford staff but I COULD take a year off from cleaning and cooking. That would suit! And now that my offspring has grown into an Adult Spawn, I could possibly get away with it.

Arriving at the show, well I was running a bit late but I noticed Paul greeting guests and then hustling backstage cause he was dancing tonight. I saw The Wiz walking the beat backstage. I didn’t see his feather duster anywhere. But I noticed what appeared to be a nightstick in his pants, so I am thinking his disciplinary tool has been updated. Perhaps he has found a new way to make us behave? I am looking forward to confirming this. Will let you know once I find out for sure. Being smacked with a nightstick could be very painful, depending on how hard it is and how hard one is hit with it. I mean, there is a difference between a tap and a thwack.

I headed backstage, pondering the mysteries of Wiz’s nightstick when I noticed sweet Corri sitting in her DJ chair, kicking out the tunes. She was looking extra sweet today. New hair? New eyes? What was it that was making her look so sweet. Check it out, I got some snaps of her at rehearsal and at the show:


DJ Corri at rehearsal. Do you all notice a glint in her eye? She looks incredibly sweet and innocent, but I do not think that mischievous glint is my imagination. Kind of reminds me of one of those beautiful porcelain dolls that you know is watching you.

Now let’s zoom in and take a closeup look at Corri’s eyes. Shall we?

Are you seeing this? Horns, pointed tail… she-devil! Tell me you all see it too, and it is not just one of my rez issues. I need to ask Ray about this and see if he has noticed this considering he lives with her in RL, he’d prolly know for sure.

On to our Golden Tweezers Award! Okay, it has to go to our Gracie for this cheeky bit of cuteness:

[18:58] GracefulLove: Night Dear, *hugs* thank you for letting me stalk you in 2018, I look forward to stalking you some more in 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS GRACIE!

Now let’s have a wee peek at the show. Be warned, Sarah is out of control. Just look at some of the group chat quotes (the ones in blue font). I think Wiz may need to discipline her! OH if he does, I am pulling the Owner card so that I can watch! *rubs hands together* If I can get pics, I will share 😀 Maybe he will use his new nightstick on her. That sounds a bit scary cause it looks really big. But could be exciting. I might finish up jealous! *makes note to self: find a way to get disciplined by Wiz*
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Eva
With Nara, Victory, Gracie, Diamonte, Tristan and Misha
Michael Jackson & Akon – Hold My Hand (Bergs Tropical Remix)

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I keep a list of songs that have captured my attention, just waiting for the right moment. Ever have a song that just fills you with good feelings, lifts you up? This is one of those for me. I’m an introvert, spend a lot of time in my head and don’t often ask for help. This song reminds me that it’s ok to reach out, to accept a helping hand. That we should all be there for each other, for support, a kind word, just be there. We aren’t alone, and we’re in this together.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I’ve been wanting to collaborate with Diamonte on a set, but I know I have control issues! Collaborating with someone is trusting them with your vision, being open to ideas and changes, making time to work with them, sharing the spotlight, and communicating the creative madness that’s in my head. Often, a dance performance is about what the choreographer created. This dance is about what *we* created. All of us – Diamonte, Misha, Gracie, Tristan, Victory, Nara. Hold My Hand is so very special to me because of what we’ve done together.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Set created by Diamonte Thomas!

[18:02] SarahRho Huntress: tristan needs a dress too xD
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Venus
With Anu, Ferdinand, Mist, Paul, Adam, Bella, Trev and Mars
Imagine Cover by Kris Composer


[17:22] SarahRho Huntress: telly savalas does indeed live on
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Dear
Westlife – Flying Without Wings


[18:43] Dear Misfit: OMG! she wants us all dead, i just know it!
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Mikiko
With Zena and Rhonda
Melanie Thornton – Wonderful Dream

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
THE THEME was PEACE ON EARTH. The world needs a lot of peace we have gotten to involved with our own problems hating this and hating that not happy at all of who we are or where we are in this world. Sometimes we need to stop and think of what is really important to us !

2. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
The word PEACE itself means sl much and we need that more then anything!

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just that we need to think not only of ourselves but others in this world and try to help each other to keep this precious thing called PEACE!

[17:23] SarahRho Huntress: i see kelly in the audience wonders if she will notice an anvil falling from the ceiling on her head
[17:25] Greenie Flanagan: oh sure say that right after I derender all the chairs so I cant change seats

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Alexis
With Baby, Dear, and Victory
White Winter Hymnal – Pentatonix (Fleet Foxes Cover)


[17:35] SarahRho Huntress: nails the curtain to the floor and squiggles “nara was ere” on a peice of tape and lurks back in the shadows
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Adam
With Bella, Sammy, Web, and Corri
u2 – peace on earth


[18:03] Paul Woodrunner: EVERYONE THE SIZE OF MY FEET MEAN NOTHING IT IS A MYTH I TELL YOU
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Babypea
The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build A Home

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I saw the movie “Up” long time ago but never noticed this song in it. Some time back, I was cruising YouTube and came across this song… and it just really moved me emotionally. It made me think about Web Sass, because I know how much she values home, meaning not a building but family. And I thought, “Someday I will do a dance for Web to this.” I downloaded it and saved it for a long time as the act formed in my mind, and then this “Peace on Earth” theme show came along, and I decided this was the right show for it. Because it makes me feel very at peace with life and with my past as well as the future, not just today. It speaks of dust and an old tree… it is full of metaphor.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I wanted the scene changes to be gentle and slow. I wanted walls/ceiling/floor leaving and returning, changed. I didn’t want everything the same, I wanted some changes to be with fades, some with movers. I had so many objects on movers and the set would not rez properly. Always at least one thing would not rez where I needed it to be, and shaking the box didn’t even help with some things, so I finished up having to pack some items in a second rez box. Prolly needed a third one, cause I still had some things not rezzing properly. It was extremely frustrating. Each scene had a different meaning.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It has very deep meaning. It is about life, memories, acceptance and hope as well as connection and living in a meaningful way.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
The set was built by Royal Shippe. I needed a prop I could not find in SL so I asked him to make it because I knew he could do it, he is brilliant and gifted and a demi-god. Well, he went on to build not only the prop, but all four sets for this act. I really appreciate it, he is such a generous soul. I also dedicated this dance to Web Sass cause she ‘gets’ the message, and it makes me think of her.

[18:44] Adam3 Magic: 28 found dead back stage…. there was a green cloud
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Antonio
With Everyone!

Party Started

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
1) get the party started I thought it was time to get the new year started right since it’s the last crowd dance of 2018, I wanted to take it out with a blast.
2) Family Affair (A very important song) if you listen to the words of this song I think it says enough, people forget, we are here to have fun and be a big family, sometimes people get focused on being a star or “THE ONE” and forget Dance is supposed to be fun and about entertaining bringing a vision to the stage to share with others, it should be about having a good time and no drama, helping each other…
3)Tongue POP Simply cause I love it, it’s a fun song, and really when words fail or are too much just give a good tongue pop and breath.

Family Affair

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
I didn’t really have any on this I been planning it for a bout a month.

Tongue POP

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It’s a bit of fun bringing the new year in with the amazing audience we have each week and all the dancers. To me this dance was to create a family atmosphere of fun.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
It’s for fun, just let go an dance. I want to also wish every one a very happy new year. Remember you don’t have to make a resolution to make change in your life you are in control of your own change, so just be.
Namaste
“Antonio”

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! PEA everywhere!
You got a little pea on your shirt.
You got a pea stuck between your teeth.
I found a little pea on the floor.

[19:10] Paul Woodrunner: YES I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT HOLIDAY IT WAS A GOOD YEAR LETS MAKE THE NEXT ONE BETTER

Elysium Cabaret’s Last Friday Show of 2018

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets, stunning costumes and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

This week’s show features the theme of Peace on Earth. Our dances will be expressing our visions of peace. We hope to see you there as we prepare to greet 2019. Welcome to the weekend!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. This Saturday’s matinèe will be Elysium’s final show of 2018. See you there!

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The Merry Show of December 21st 2018

[17:38] Sidwg: uh oh… Baby doing a festive Blog… whats she going to find in peoples drawers this week?

The party continues, here on this blog… the party from the show Friday night in The Empire Room at Copperhead Road… Elysium Cabaret!

I suppose by now the truth is out and everyone knows. All tongues are wagging about my fall from grace in that I have given birth out of wedlock to the demon son of that infernal Sock Monkey that possessed Stoke’s body. I would like to make it known, I did not have sexual relations with that sock monkey! It never happened. I have no idea how I came to be with child from it. All I know is, nine days after I bravely fought that sock monkey for Stoke’s biceps, I gave birth to a creature… some sort of Santa Baby creature. It had to be from an imimmaculate conception. Or anti-immaculate conception. Not sure what it would be called. Unimaculate? But I assure those of my admirers who are disappointed in me for having joined my person with that of a sock monkey, it never happened! I am innocent!! Dammit.

Damn gossips and their lies. Anyone who knows me knows that I have higher standards than to commit coitus with cashmere. So stop thinking I would ever stoop so low, be so desperate, so shamefully kinky as to partake in physical relations with a demented sock monkey. Now, I have to go back to work on my show review. And I worked on it until pretty late last night. But I want to say one thing to the Elysium people. I want you to listen to me. I’m going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that sock monkey, StokeMe. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the Elysium people. Thank you.

Once the inconceivable conception that I had conceived settled into my mind, I simply accepted my contrived condition and ate lots of donuts and pancakes so the abominable offspring would at least be healthy. I prayed he wouldn’t have his father’s lips. I found myself craving moonpies and was consumed with an obsessive need to roll wool into balls. By the time I went into labour, I was up to five balls a day. Oddly, the sight of knitting needles would trigger fits of nausea. Yet I found crocheting to be soothing and often would crochet by the fire to settle my tummy. It was one night when I was using the popcorn stitch to crochet an apron that the spirit of Richard Simmons appeared to me, and informed me that the child I was carrying would be a male and that I was to name him Little Stoke.

Right before I gave birth, I had to go to Copperhead Road to dance in a theme show that was based on a celebration of the five primary senses. In fact, the show was called The Senses. Being a special show, and on the weekend at Euro time, we had a lot of guest acts for this show. Andy was there to record The Senses. When I arrived, there was no room in the dressing room, so I had to set up a makeshift makeup table in the parking lot. It wasn’t exactly fancy, and the exhaust fumes were a bit overwhelming, but the natural lighting was good. And it was there that I went into labour, which oddly felt more like a terrible gas pain. I ran for the toilet and sat doubled over, moaning in agony for around twenty minutes, until Web gave me a peppermint ball, after which followed one huge emission, resulting in me passing Little Stoke out my arse. I was surprised by this, but accepted it as part of the bizarre experience I was having. Lucky thing for him, I had had an enema that morning. I remember feeling glad he would not have stretched out my girly bits. And, they were right, as soon as he was out, all the pain was gone!

I swaddled the newly-born demon spawn in toilet paper. I frowned as I scrutinised him. Ten fingers and ten toes, all the parts were there and where they belonged. But he had a full beard. WTF?!?! And something about his eyes, his face… he looked nothing like Stoke, neither sock monkey Stoke nor human Stoke. I tilted my head to one side, staring off into the distance as my mind combed through the events of the past nine days. Slowly my eyes widened and my jaw lowered as shock and horror spread through me. My face started to burn with a crimson sheen.

“OH MY GAWD” I cried out. “THIS ISN’T THE SOCK MONKEY’S BABY….” I clamped my lips tightly together, both sets, as I recalled in dismay that visit to Santa the week before last. He was so handsome, I do love a cuddly man! I am a bit of a chubby chaser in both lives. I love some meat on dem bones, and I don’t much care if it’s beef or pork… in fact I prefer a bit of both. And Santa was so… accommodating… when I was sitting on his lap. I was a Gorean kajira after all, I couldn’t help myself!!

But what about Richard Simmons, the balls of wool, the knitting needles?! That all had to mean something. Meh… I shrugged as I cuddled my newborn bundle of hope and joy. I couldn’t wait to show Web her new baby brother. I decided I needed rest so I reclined in the back of Paul’s limo in comfort and poured myself a bourbon. I settled Little Stoke into the seat alongside me. Above the limo shone a spotlight that highlighted Paul’s limousine. And then I saw the Three Stooges coming towards me, bearing gifts of marijuana, Cheetohs and Baileys. For the time being, I was content. Later, I slipped backstage into The Empire Room and was taken aback when I saw Jilley standing in her spot holding a bearded baby that looked a lot like Little Stoke. I arched a brow. So I guess she sat on the lap of the same Santa I had. Oh dear! Both Jilley and I were on Santa’s naughty list!

And then I was given an omen, that this offspring of mine was surely pure evil. JUST LOOK WHO teleported to the sim immediately after I slipped backstage:

That photo was not tampered with. Here is a closeup of the name of the being who entered the sim immediately after the birth of Little Stoke:

[17:39] Sidwg: Baby sees everything… well she thinks she does 😉

If that doesn’t tell ya something, perhaps THIS will! LOOK WHO appeared on the train at the Monarch’s Christmas show. I’m telling you, he’s stalking me. And I can’t prove it, but I am sure he had something to do with Little Stoke’s conception. Look at the smug little bastard with the self-satisfied grin. Look at what he’s wearing… that is proof he possessed Santa:

So I did the natural thing that one does when her Baby Daddy makes an appearance. I sat down and demanded child support:

And that is what happened. No sock monkey sex. Well at least not with me. Can’t speak for Jilley.

Which brings me to tonight’s show! It’s CHRISTMAS and Jilley got the place all prettied for the holiday. She and Paul greeted arriving guests with champagne and well-wishes as DJ Corri filled the air with warm festive music.

Backstage, Wiz in his Christmas cap was patrolling the standy thingies, making sure all the talent were ready to perform their Christmas-best. There WAS a little accident with one of the guests… it was a bit of a mess. He crashed his sleigh, reindeer got loose in the venue (turns out they are not housebroke) and gifts spilled all over the place, snow all over The Empire Room’s lovely carpet….

Jilley was aghast, screaming for Paul who called for Elayn to treat the jolly driver of the sleigh. Fortunately, he was well-padded so only had a few bumps and bruises that will heal quickly. I’d say he got lucky, and we were all lucky he didn’t take out any pedestrians in the process of crashing the show… quite literally:

I personally think it was Jilley’s cleavage that caused the wreck. What do you think? Look at her acting all innocent like, “Who… me?!?” Yes you! Poor Santa must have been so distracted, no wonder you are on his naughty list:

Well, enough of all that. Let’s have a look at the show!

But first, of course the Golden Tweezers Award presentation, which tonight is a ménage à trois! Our very first Golden Tweezer threesome! Let us congratulate the winners for the following appalling display of wicked innuendo and just plain bad manners:

[18:06] Elayn: I wonder what sort of conflicted state it would cause Baby if Si carried a Sock Monkey????? hmmmmm
[18:06] Sidwg: who says I dont….
[18:06] Sidwg: lol
[18:07] Elayn: {snickers evilly}
[18:07] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: As long as no one slips him a viagra when he has it on
[18:07] Sidwg: no the monkey would become a Gorilla

*just dies laughing*

CONGRATULATIONS ELAYN, SIGH, AND BABYPEA!

Now, without any further insanity, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!
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Lina
With Stoke, Jilley, Evangelina, Web, Diamonte
Train… Shake up christmas

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
The inspiration for my act this week was just holiday fun, I love the beat and the energy in this act.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
The hardest part was getting Santa to fly and land correctly. And my snow would not fly straight no matter what I did with it…

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This is a great energetic Christmas song, I could not resist.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
I just want everyone to have a great Holiday Season regardless of faith, and a safe and Happy New Year.


[18:05] melina Aurotharius: thank you there might be a sock monkey in the sleigh for you Pea
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Adam
With Bella, Si and Britt
Idina Menzel & Michael Bublé – Baby It’s Cold Outside


[17:42] Sidwg: I need to starch my bobble next year.. this ones very floppy
[17:43] Brittainy Collins hands Si some starch so he has a stiffy bobble and no wobbly floppy bobble
[17:43] Elayn sneaks Si a little blue pill for his floppy bobble
[17:45] Sidwg: although i was given one once by a mate as a joke and OMG!! they work damn quick
[17:45] BB Schmooz: lol
[17:45] Sidwg: in the supermarket… i was not impressed
[17:45] Elayn: it’s not you that needs to be impressed Si
[17:46] melina Aurotharius: that gives a whole new meaning to meat packing district
[17:46] Sidwg: i was in shorts in a Tesco supermarket with 2 mates from uni and had to buy a large washing powder box to leave the store! I was not happy

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Corri
With Ray
Sia – Snowman

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I love Sia and wanted to do something a bit different from the usual Christmas songs

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Nothing to challenging in this dance really.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
This dance was done just for fun. It makes me smile

[18:12] Sidwg: hahaha someone just asked me if Britt and I are together, so she would be Britt De Brit
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Queenie
With Jilley, Lina, Stoke and Beebs
Christmas Lights by Coldplay

Above photo by Ginty Bachem, with thanks!
1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
The song moved me to tears the first time I heard it. It still does now but for a totally different reason. A fellow friend and dancer also danced to this song. I was in her set and she was in mine. This song reminds me of her and makes my cry every time I hear it.

2. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
I think she song is just so sad and so beautiful all at the same time. I just wanted to dance to it.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Keep the people you love close!
I hope everyone has the most magical holiday!!

Above photo by R. Crap Mariner, with thanks!
[18:26] Queenie Acacia: as some of you know, Winnie and I danced this dance together, I was in her set and she was in mine. I dedicated this to her here in chat. I cant hear it without crying now. Thank you all for dancing with me.
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Nara
With Diawa
Candy Cane Lane by Sia

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Always liked Sia and when I heard this particular song thought it may be fun to create an act to it.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Usually I do fade out of sets when changing to another. This time had the Candy Cane Lane rising up and getting us landing at the same time as the set was fully in place took a lot of timing. It was a new challenge but that is what creativity is all about. Also having the right animations, blending them. I am one that strives for no slides or ‘jerks’ wherever possible.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
No was purely fun and even better that Diawa was dancing with me.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just that I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. Peaceful, loving and totally happy.

Thank you.

Nara

[18:56] masterperry: We all know LL can never do anything WRONG LOL
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Babypea
With Gunner, Web, BB, and Kelly
Stumpmaster Remix


Above photo by Chopper Gurbux, with thanks!
[18:38] DarkRaven Ninetails passes her some K/Y
[18:38] DarkRaven Ninetails: that had to hurt
[18:42] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: I ate a tub of low-fat cream cheese earlier so I’m all good

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Sarah
With Di Hollow and Ginty Bachem
Thomas Bergersen – Empire of Angels (Sun)

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Besides the cool song by thomas bergersen, its an inspirng song of beauty and harmony.

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
Timing was crucial to parts of the routine, tho lag is an unpredictable companion it could show on time as rehearsal or it could be seconds one way or another.

LOOK LOOK, I got a pick of the kick!
3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
It means that life can be enjoyed its not all white or black or red, we can all strive to be more of the good things than that of negativity and obscurity.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Angels are a source of divinity, protectors, todo gods will in the divine realm. May you all have a blessed and wonderous festive season!

[18:21] SarahRho Huntress: mamel chef chilli noodles wow talk about burn the lips off a koala
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Hailie
With Everyone

[17:21] Jilley: you got the coal Ant? lol
Jessie J – Jingle Bell Rock

[17:27] Queenie Acacia: touch Jilley’s sack
Ariana Grande – Last Christmas

[17:14] BB Schmooz: just killed a man…..
Christina Aguillera – This Christmas

[18:09] Elayn: you know, stiff socks are usually not a good sign…
[18:10] Greenie Flanagan: omg I want to wash my eyes now
It’s R!!

[17:41] Brittainy Collins: I paid 50 cereal box tops for that!

[19:10] Jeniale Inglewood: And to all…a good night! *poofs*
I thought I said no further madness??!!

Anyway, we at Elysium Cabaret wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday season. No matter what you believe or what you do or don’t celebrate, stay safe, have fun, be good to one another… be kind. And plan out the best New Year ever. Pick one thing from your bucket list and go do it. It’s called ‘self-care’ and it MATTERS! XXOOs


DJ Gunner wanted to say Merry Christmas too, so this is from him. He has been very RL busy with a new job that has kept him from DJing for a while. Hopefully that will continue because the money is nice. 😀

Coming This Friday, December 21st!!

If it’s Friday, it’s Elysium Cabaret! Fancy some imagination in a fun social setting? In The Empire Room at Copperhead Road, every Friday at 6pm SLT the dynamic performers of Elysium Cabaret take the stage to bring you a solid hour of entertainment! Featuring elaborate sets and choreography sequenced to an eclectic genre of music, Elysium Cabaret offers something for everyone. Grab your friends and get their early because the sim fills. Come celebrate Friday!

We also offer a ‘best of the past month’ matinèe the last Saturday of every month at 1pm SLT, for our friends who can’t make it to our Friday evening shows. See you there!

This week’s show celebrates Christmas and features Babypea, Nara, Queenie, Adam, Sarah, Corri, Anu, and Hailie. Welcome to the weekend!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Elysium-Cabaret-191390887935940/

Christmas Road Show for Lex and Misty at Snowy River!

Saddle up and come out to Snowy River and enjoy an old-fashioned country Christmas with our dear friends Lex and Misty! This show features Elysium Cabaret, as a gift from Lex and Misty to Snowy River owners Rox & Morph. We hope you will join us Wednesday, December 19th at 6pm SLT as we warm our hands around the fires of friendship, roasting chestnuts and toasting goodwill to all.

Choreographers featured will be Jilley, Dear Misfit, KellyX, our Sweet Gracie, and Babypea with audience participation dances by Web Sass. Come dance with us!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Perfect%20Island/106/114/3501

The December 14th 2018 Show!

Well… as you may have heard, it started raining here yesterday. And it kept on raining. After raining all night. It rained all day, torrential rain, not sweet delicate summer rain but angry fierce rain with thunder claps and lightening. The rain on the roof was so loud, I thought it might cave in. We have some spots in our roof that leak. Usually a pan here or there suffices. But there was no holding back this rain. It was so bad, it was actually raining in the house, in places. And I wore myself out trying to salvage pictures off the wall, things off the floor, trying to move power outlets and stuff to keep from getting fried.

We needed a row boat and a life jacket to get to the toilet. I donned my scuba mask and snorkel, and swam over to my computer, shutting everything down. And then I saw a dark lump alongside the wall to my left. Being OCD, I knew that lump was not supposed to be there. I squinted my eyes, leaning towards it, and realised it was a frog.

Okay so. Somehow a frog had got into my house. I went to catch it, before my dogs or cat saw it and ate it. And then I saw another one. And another one. I scooped them up, putting them into one of the buckets I had placed to catch drops from the ceiling. As I walked through the lounge, I saw more hopping across the carpet. More frogs! In my living room! I hurried to scoop them up before they could get away, trying use a hand to cover the top of the bucket enough to keep them from jumping out.

I rushed them out the back to release them into the garden. The garden? The plot of bendi-eyes and a myriad of other dry, dead weed remains. The ground back there is awful.. gravel. Not at all nice for growing things. There is a tree, however, and grape vines. Coming back into the kitchen, I found more frogs hopping around. It was a hoppity free for all. Never thought I’d be chasing frogs around my house, like some sort of ancient plague. I had to use the toilet at one point during my frog rescue adventure, so I washed my hands really well first with warm soapy water, as I was in fear… handling the toilet paper and all after handling frogs? I didn’t want to risk getting genital warts.

Oh don’t tell me frogs don’t give you warts. I was holding one when I was 11 years old and it peed on my hand, and where it peed, a wart came up days later. After that I had warts on me for a long time until I got rid of them all with Compound W.

Now, Gone Froggin says:
My mom always warned me that holding frogs and toads so spread warts on my hands and I’m sure you heard it before too. Good news, its not true. You can pick up other diseases from holding frogs and toads but not warts. Remember to always wash your hands after handling animals. Now what does cause warts? A type of Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes warts. So go hold all the frogs you want.
https://gonefroggin.com/2017/06/24/do-toads-and-frogs-cause-warts/

I DON’T BELIEVE THEM! Damn frog peed on my hand and I got a wart in that spot within the week!

Did you know that frogs drink through their butts? Frogs do not drink like we do; they absorb water directly through their skin in an area known as the ‘drinking patch’ located on their belly and the underside of their thighs. That means, if you are holding them and you have something funky on your skin, they can absorb it and it could kill them. So do a frog a favour. Make sure your hands are very clean and well-rinsed before handling them.

If only they were Cane toads invading my home, but we don’t have those in this area. I will confess if I had a cane toad, I’d not be able to resist a little lick. Or two. Honestly, I could see me now standing in the street, a cane toad in each hand, “SLURP!” As I lick one and then the other, taking a trip to visit Lucy in the sky.

NO NO NO it is DANGEROUS!!!! Do not lick toads!! Toad lickers die. And here is why:
Toad licking has long been recognized as a stupid, risky way to try to get high. But do you know the biochemistry that determines how stupid and risky it actually (is), and how high you could get. Let’s squeeze some toads.

The first problem with toad licking is that it isn’t just any toad that will get you high. The most famous culprit — one that has sent a lot of dogs on bad trips — is the cane toad. It and its general family, the family bufonidae, will secrete the stuff that can be sniffed, injected, or ingested to get people hallucinating.

The stuff itself is called 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine. The chemical gets into the body and acts as a serotonin agonist, binding to serotonin receptors and releasing a lot of the feel-good substance into the body. People who take 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine report a full-body rush and powerful hallucinations…. although notably, most people who take 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine, generally do so in purified form. It is, for the most part, not licked off the back of a thing that sleeps in a soup of brackish water and alligator urine.

As it’s not much in the toad’s interest to get people high, it secretes some other stuff as well. One of the chemicals it secretes probably could be used to treat people medically. It’s a cardiotoxic steroid which is a close cousin to digitalis, the chemical produced by the foxglove. Digitalis is used to treat people with irregular heartbeats. Its use is carefully calibrated, as there isn’t much difference between a dose that saves a person’s life and a dose that kills them (toads are not known for their mastery of pharmacology). A toad’s version of the toxin releases massive bursts of adrenalin in the person or animal that ingests it; the adrenalin first increases the heart rate and then causes fibrillation. Enough of the toxin causes irregular heartbeat, seizures, and death.

Just as a bonus, toads secrete substances that weaken muscles and cause extreme nausea, too. So the overall effect of toad licking can cause a person to have vivid hallucinations, a racing heart, and muscles too weak to carry their constantly-vomiting body to the bathroom, let alone the hospital.

Just say no to toad!
https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-toad-licking-gets-you-high-and-then-kills-you-1642946043?IR=T

Even dogs are into licking cane toads for a hallucinogenic trip: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/story/dogs-licking-cane-toads-how-dogs-are-using-cane-toads-get-hallucinogenic-high

Overdosing on them is a ‘thing’. It really is.
Cane toad lickers may get cure for overdose soon
Researchers may have a lead on how to treat people who lick cane toads and overdose on the toxins.
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2008-07-11/cane-toad-lickers-may-get-cure-for-overdose-soon/437790

I’m going to tell you something else. All that crap about kissing a frog and it turns into a handsome prince? Never happened. Bitches were hallucinating.

Just say no to toad, just say no to everything. Everything I enjoy is bad or unhealthy or going to kill me. I never get to have any fun. Well, except for dance. That is fun and outside of causing me to sit too much, it seems relatively harmless and cheap as far as hobbies go. So I got to dance with Jilley this week. We are on Santa’s naughty list. Check out the show below and find out why.

But first! The Golden Tweezers Award! And this week CONGRATULATIONS go to KYSER for this:

[18:41] Kysersozee Mynx: The elk is watching nara*s hiney

There was a lot of mayhem going on backstage during the show. Peek at some of the other comments under pictures in blue font to get an idea of the mad insane fun! Oh and um, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!
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Mikiko
With Zena
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I LOVE Trans-Siberian Orchestra their music is so beautiful. So I tried to combine the nutcracker theme look of the set with the song giving it a real Christmas feel.

2. What does this dance mean to you?
I always think Christmas is the best time to do these kind of dances and songs. To express the beauty of Christmas what better way then the joy of dancing.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just that anything that is inspirational this time of year should be done to pass it on to others to make them smile even for a little bit.

[17:36] Jilley: get naked…NOW! lol
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Ariel
With Dev
Baby Please Come Home


[17:53] Jilley: wtf is this….this Santa lies lol
[17:54] Jilley: [17:53] NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice: Jilley Resident, let’s see.. Naughty. You should wipe your mouth from all the bullshit coming out of your mouth.
[17:54] BB Schmooz: he said this to me earlier… [14:51] NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice: BB Schmooz, let’s see.. So naughty you make me jealous of people who don’t know you.
[17:56] nara1: NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice:nara1 Resident, let’s see.. So wonderful, sweet and totally innocent that others should bow down to her in reverence.
[17:56] BB Schmooz: O.o
[17:57] BB Schmooz: fake news
[17:59] GracefulLove: guess santa is giving himself coal this year for Christmas

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Britt
With Paul, Cannon, Adam, Jilley and Eva
Train Play That Song

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Train’s “Play That Song” though mellow emphasizes everything about dance… it is fun and yet it inspires creativity. This particular song took me back to the old Trio of Fred Astair, Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers Movies when we were inspired to dance by the Dancing Man and his friends. Between them they brought life and happiness to the Great Depression in 1932, making it fun to go to the movies and watch as three amazing entertainers tapped, twirled and Charles-toned their way across the screen. Who was to say that a decade later these three thought to be minor entertainers would last, not only in our memories but how we look at the world of musicals, dancing and motion picture industry as a whole

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
It was the timing.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
For me it is Dance and creativity brought to life in a time when dancing was about laughter and fun…

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
To remember that dancing wasn’t about competition, or cliques… we are here to have fun and express what we love… to simply show how much we love with each other…

[18:17] Tritiumblast: Britt, when do I remove these shorts?….Now?
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Ray
With Corri, Nara and Diawa
Season of Love


[17:59] Nevar Lobo: heyyyyyyyyy wait !!!! dont eject her until after my dance !!!!
[18:00] nara1: Am in Gracie’s act too .. in fact .. in them all .. even solos haha

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Taema
With Kyser, Nadi, Rhyme, Kelly
Jingle Bell Rock


[18:28] Nevar Lobo: i think taema starved him to get into those leggins
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Dear
Plumb – Beautifully Broken


[18:00] Brittainy Collins: Nara is a sneak attack
[18:00] Brittainy Collins: she is Elysium’s where’s waldo
[18:01] Brittainy Collins: one never knows where she will pop up
[18:01] Jilley: where’s weirdo I read that as

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Gracie
With Jo and Nara
O Tannenbaum by Celtic Woman

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
It is one of my favorite Christmas Carols, and I love this version from Celtic Woman. The song itself was the inspiration for this act..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
There is a Santa that appears at the end, and getting him so that people can see him has been the biggest challenge.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
No deeper meaning with this one, purely for the fun and love of this song.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Merry Christmas!!!!

[17:23] BellaQuinn1973: if Gracie is an angel i am the pope.. js
[17:24] GracefulLove: I am but i’m in disguise Bella, I can’t let everyone know that i’m really an angel. So I have to let everyone think i’m not an angel to keep my cover. 🙂

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Jilley
With Babypea
Empire Cast – Bad Girl (feat. Serayah McNeil and V. Bozeman)


[18:50] GracefulLove: [18:46] Babypea (babypeavonphoenix.bikergrrl): Jilley and I are looking to get on the naughty list 🙂
[18:50] GracefulLove: I thought the naughty list was created because of you 2
[18:50] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: Jilley makes me look sexeh!!
[18:50] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: Are we on the naughty list now????
[18:50] corroded Battery: you’re already there.. but think you just made the top 2

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Sarah
K/DA – POP/STARS (ft Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns) | Official Music Video – League of Legends


[19:10] GracefulLove: ow Sarah! those things hurt!
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Bella
With Everyone

[18:01] Brittainy Collins: aren’t you supposed to be stalking someone?

Santa Tell Me Aryiana Grande

[18:48] Greenie Flanagan: this is my favorite outfit to wear to the mall for shopping

Happy Holidays N’Sync

[18:02] BB Schmooz: why is britt humping your leg?

Underneath The Christmas Tree Kelly Clarkson

[18:28] Greenie Flanagan: still think you did foul things to my kin in those snow banks