Working Late in Rainy Town


I should have known.  Being the newest kitty at the record store, I was the one who got stuck doing inventory.  There wasn’t much more I could do but turn up the tunes and get to work. Long after midnight, when every last lovely disc of vinyl was accounted for, this Neko was more than ready to put her tired little body to bed.


Getting home was another story however.  The vaporetto had apparently decided to call it an early night.  My only choices at that hour were either walking home, or taking a taxi.  Whatever prompted me to move to the rainiest corner of the country? After thirty miserable minutes waiting for a cab, it dawned on me: sheer stupidity.


At least the taxi was warm. By the time I got home, my teeth had finally stopped chattering (if only the taxi driver would have).


Meager though it was, I was infinitely happy to close the door behind me.   (Yes, I know what you’re thinking.  But I’m just starting out… I don’t need much space… the girl in the room next door is hardly ever home, and, well… it’s really affordable.  The best perq? I’m just upstairs from a gelato store.)


I dove under the comforter and focused what little attention I had left on choosing a good book for my night’s company.  A little Emily Bronte?  Ray Bradury’s The Long Rain?  Chapter One:  It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rain.  Egads…

Suddenly there was a knock at the door.  Who…. at this hour…..?!  A familiar voice brought a warm smile to my face: “How about some hot soup from the little 24 hour Chinese joint down the street?”  Mm… it wasn’t going to be such a lonely night after all…


Affordable Neko Fashion

A Neko girl on a record store salary has to watch her pennies. That’s why I love this outfit from Ladybird: it comes with two camisoles (red or grey), two pairs of thigh-high socks, a skirt, and a warm hoodie jacket with prim cuffs, all for the amazing price of… $60L.  Yes, you heard that right.  Pair it with a set of good rubber boots for only $10L, tintable tights for $25L, and an adorable sushi necklace and bracelet which are currently half off when you buy an Atomic Kitty store card by November 27, and you’ve got Neko fashion that fits any girl’s budget.

| Hair | Damselfly: Verena in warm cinnamon
| Necklace and Bracelet | Atomic Kitty: I ❤ Sushi
| Arm Cuff – Right | Curious Kitties: Beige Wub plaid bracelet
| Umbrella | Rebel -X-: Ghost Princess P (just the umbrella from this outfit)
| Outfit | Ladybird: Parka Set in Black (also comes in white)
| Belt | caLLie cLine: Fat belt in bright red (on jacket layer; in right wing of store)
| Tights | Veschi: Totally Tintable tights, worn on the underwear layer (these are a mainstay for any Neko girl on a budget; located on the upper left wall of the store)
| Boots | Algernon: Rubber boots in grey

(L) Atomic’s I ❤ Sushi necklace; (M) Rebel -X-‘s Ghost Princess outfit’s umbrella; (R) Curious Kitties’ Beige Wub plaid bracelet

Neko Outfits for Free

On an extra tight budget?  In the right column of this blog, under “Other Neko Posts and Blogs,” you’ll find links to four other blogs with all sorts of free outfits and cheap goodies for Nekos.  Complete your outfit by visiting my page of Neko skins (where you’ll find two freebies and one dollarbie), and find free tails and ears on this page.

All Photos Taken at the Fabulous Rainy Town (Creamshop’s sim):

© Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko in Second Life – 2008


~ by Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko on November 24, 2008.

6 Responses to “Working Late in Rainy Town”

  1. Awww inventory on a rainy sunday! and I was complaining about boredom! >.<
    Amazing pictures as always. love LOVE your blog 🙂

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  3. Great story line… loved the photos. I am not a Neko, but I enjoyed your perspective. Keep up the good work!

  4. Love this post and love your blog 😀

  5. Where do I buy one of those umbrellas in ‘real’ life?? 😉 Love it!

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