Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Grace Under Fire

It's quite easy for a lady to show grace and elegance in trouble-free times.

It is during times of strife and alarm that our mettle is tested!

 Can we face trouble head on with courage and maintain our composure?

Perhaps we can even find the strength to fight back and prevail, removing the power menace has over us - now and in the future.

Maintaining one's poise and grace under fire is difficult to master, but it remains an attribute that every lady aspires towards.


Sadly, the 'charity' behind the benefit this post was supporting, the Superhero Epilepsy Combat Syndicate, is a sham. The leader, Epileptic Dreddmor, raised an estimated $500 on behalf of the Epilepsy Foundation from benefits and direct donations over the course of several months. Unfortunately, no money ever made it to the Epilepsy Foundation. When pressed, she admitted this and later it was discovered all the money was gone and she had used it for her own interests.

Many generous people donated their time, items, and money in an attempt to help the Epilepsy Foundation. One person's selfish actions do not diminish the good intentions of those she took advantage of, and I applaud every one of the creators and kind people who tried to support what they believed was a worthy cause.

As for me, I learned a great lesson: never put efforts into something that isn't 100% transparent and honest. If something smells fishy, it is fishy.

I apologize for my association with the S.E.C.S. and urge everyone to be wary of the level of support they show this group and it's leader.

(To keep my already long story posts from being painfully longer, credit details are in the comment section below, or you can find credits to specific pictures on my Flickr Page. A directory of SLurls can be found here.)

1 comment:

  1. Credits:

    Hair: friday - Summer, Startled White
    Dress/hat: Donna Flora - Bice
    Rings: Paper Couture - Diamonds and Pearl Ring, Leather Blossom Ring
    Glasses: Dark Mouse - Cateye Glasses - Audrey
    Earrings: Paper Couture - Sparkling Spheres
    Necklace: Donna Flora - Lumiere
    Shoes: friday - Basic Pumps, Brown
    Stockings: The Rural Route - Varicose Veins with Support Pantyhose

    Poses: Bellballs - for the Props and Poses Fair at the Superhero Epilepsy Combat Syndicate on Cheese.

    Burly Thug--
    Hat: DEF! - Beanie, black
    Top: Argrace - With You, black
    Bottoms: Ninikoboy - Wide Pants, tweed black
    Socks: JANE - lil piggies socks (Yes, my nephew wears girl's socks!)
    Shoes: HOC - Hocs Lowtops
    Glasses: Wrigglesworth - Poppy's Glasses

    Gun (!!!): Studio Sidhe - Gun Goes BANG!

    Thug's Poses: Painfully timed from his AO, (Oracul - Intelligent) and in picture 4, BakaElle - available at the Props and Poses Fair too!

    Location: The Missing Mile