A bit morbid

… for Strawberry Singh’s Death Meme.

A bit morbid

Ms Singh recently had her birthday (belated happy birthday Berry!) And to celebrate this joyous event, she decided to ask us questions about death.

Yepp, you read that correctly: death.

Oh well, apart from taxes, it is the one thing you can be certain about. On to the questions:

  1. Do you ever think about dying? How do you expect you’ll die? – I don’t think about dying that often and that’s a concious choice. Why ponder about something you can’t control anyway? Just makes you unnecessarily depressed. As for how I expect to die? Hopefully something quick, so I’ll never know what hit me.
  2. Do you believe in an afterlife? If so, how do you visualize it? – No, I don’t believe in any kind of afterlife. I know some people might find it shocking, but after I die I simply expect to be food for the worms.
  3. What is your preferred form of apocalypse and why? – A friend of mine once had a dream about a meteor hitting the earth. In it she was happily telling people: “Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt!” So I’ll go with a meteor apocalypse. And hoping my friend was right.
  4. How many times have you cheated death so far? – I cheated death twice so far. I’ve had a thrombosis and cancer. I’m still here and doing just fine. But 2003 was definitely not my favourite year…
  5. Which fictional villain would you be okay being killed by? – That was a difficult one, but I think I’ll go with Dracula. There is just something sexy about that neck-biting.
  6. If you’re murdered, do you stay and haunt the culprits forever or do you give up that opportunity to leave and go to heaven/hell/Cancun? – Hmm, I don’t think I would want to be a poltergeist for all eternity. But I would love to haunt the culprits for a couple of years at least.
  7. Will you have done everything you have wanted by the time you die? – Probably not. I’m sure I’ll have forgotten something… Did I leave the gas on?
  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Sweater – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)—>@ The Cart Sale
  • Skirt – Miel (miel.nirvana)
  • Shoes – Lindy (delinda.abbot)
  • Necklace – Glow Studio (jocelyn.anatine)
  • Pose – BENT. (catherine.fairport)

I’m Not A Crazy Cat Lady

… really! I’m not!

I'm Not A Crazy Cat Lady

Oh, who am I trying to fool…

I’m a crazy cat lady… SQUEEE!

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon)
  • Skin – Lumae (lumiya.rae)
  • Eyeliner – Pididdle (brutus.martinek)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Manteau – Junbug (juno.mantel)—>@ Oneword… CATS!
  • Necklace – League (nena.janus)
  • FattyKitty – Aisling (damian.kleiner)—>@ The Arcade
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)

Rediscovery

… how did this blogging thing work again?

Rediscovery

Now that I’m back inworld, I seem to spend most of my time trying to catch up. It’s amazing how fast you lose touch with current events in SL.

It’s also amazing how fast you forget just how everything works. From finding that one function in the viewer, to what resolution you used to use for taking pictures, to the good old-fashioned “O dear, where in my black-hole of an inventory did I put that one item I really, really, need right now”.

Anyway, in the end I managed to find an outfit, put in on and take a picture of it.

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Lumae (lumiya.rae)
  • Eyeliner – Birdy (nina.helix)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – The Secret Store (maylee.oh)
  • Skirt – So Many Styles (irie.campese)
  • Boots – J’s (jb.gazov)
  • Tights – Cannibelle (annabelle.couturier)
  • Ring –[tea.s] (tea.soup)
  • Pose – Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

Hello…?

… is anyone still reading this?

Hello...?

Honestly, I’m not expecting anyone to read this. Because dead blogs don’t have readers. And I know this one was so dead it was starting to smell.

So why did I disappear off the face of the blogosphere? Well… it just kind of happened. A combination of Second Life burnout, computer problems and just being busy with other things. But I was starting to miss SL, and I have a new computer, so the neko is back!

The first thing I did when I got back inworld, was try the new mesh body I had been reading about. I like it quite a bit. But OMG what does it take long to alpha, HUD, attach and applier yourself into an outfit. I’m really not wearing any kind of amazing ensemble, but it took me ages to assemble.

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon)
  • Skin – Glam Affair (aida.ewing)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Tank and vest – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)—>@District 5
  • Pants – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)—>@My Slink Obsession
  • Shoes – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)—>@My Slink Obsession
  • Necklace – Southpaw (phedre.rossini)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

Crazy Chicken

… to eat or not to eat.

Crazy Chicken

A certain rainbow-kawaii-zombie-dead-girl (is that about right Rudh?) gifted me with this strange creature. As any good neko would do, I needed to decide if I could eat this crazy chicken or not.

In the end I decided I couldn’t eat it (ouch, my teeth). But I will definitely try to take a catnap on it later.

  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Skin – Al Vulo! (hlin.bluebird)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Vest – Beetlebones (suetabulous.yootz)
  • Dress – Beetlebones (suetabulous.yootz)
  • Tights – Cannibelle (annabelle.couturier)
  • Boots – Beetlebones (suetabulous.yootz)
  • Jewelry – League (nena.janus)
  • Keybird ‘S’ – {anc} (aki69.resident)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

Portrait Mode

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme.

Portrait Mode

This week’s meme instructions were pretty simple: “Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like.”

But actually making that portrait was a little bit less simple. The black & white part of the meme, I was okay with. But the portrait part of it… I always find portraits a difficult thing to do. Which is why there are so little of them on this blog. I do take portrait-shots, but I always end up deleting them, because I just can’t make them work.

Anyway, I decided to start with a normal color snapshot and post-process it. Then pushed it through some filters and fiddled with some sliders. First in GIMP, then in PicMonkey.

Portrait Mode 2

And this is the raw shot, in case anyone is interested :)

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Freckles – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyeliner – Tuli (tuli.asturias)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Hands – Slink (siddean.munro)

Look of the Day

… the credits to my outfit in the previous post.

Look of the Day

I know I promised to post these soon(ish). But I guess it became more… late(ish)?

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon)
  • Skin – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands and feet – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Maitreya (onyx.leshelle)
  • Shoes – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Jewelry –  the Plastik (aikea.rieko)
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)