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)

A View to a Neko

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme

This week’s Monday Meme is all about viewer setup, helpful tools and HUDS. “Meme Instruction: Share a screenshot of your viewer setup and/or a list of tools/HUDS you guys use to make your Second Life experiences better.”

I guess I’ll start with my normal view on the world.

A View to a Neko 1

I use the Catznip viewer, because it’s the only viewer that runs stably on my computer. I tend to have quite a bit of clutter on my screen, but not a lot of HUDs. So what do I have on there?

  1. My Vista Animations AO. (bottom corner, left)The only HUD I use all the time. It has some nice features… I think. I never actually use them, so I’m not sure!
  2. The chat window. (bottom corner, left)No explanation needed I think.
  3. Camera controls. (upper corner, left)I use these so often I just leave them open permanently.
  4. Mini map. (upper corner, left) I always use this in crowded places, because you can see where people are before they’ve rezzed. That way I can avoid bumping into people.
  5. Statistics bar. (bottom corner, right)Just to make sure everything is running smoothly.

I tend to keep my graphics-setting pretty low when I’m just walking around. I definitely prefer stability over pretty shadows. Only when I’m ready to take pictures do I switch on the visual pretties. That is also the moment I dig some more tools and HUDs out of my inventory.

A View to a Neko 2

So, what extra stuff do I use when I’m taking pictures?

  1. The Edit Sky Preset Menu. Why do I use this instead of just choosing a preset? Because I never use a preset “as is”. I always fiddle around with it and I never actually save the end result.
  2. The AnyPose Expression HUD. It does what it says on the tin and it’s free. What’s not to like?
  3. A pose ball. Yes, a pose ball. Of the type that used to float above furniture. I know there are all kinds of systems around where you can pre-load poses etc., but I’m just to lazy to set those up. So I just drop my pose into my pose ball and then move the thing in edit-mode. It gets the job done.

I have more pose-tools in my inventory. But as I said, I’m just too lazy to set them up. So I can’t really tell if they’re actually any good…

And that is pretty much it. I’ll post the credits for my outfit when I actually post the look. I promise I’ll get around to it soon(ish).