Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hunter Green and Amaranth

… week 39 and 40 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Hunter Green

After all my computer problems and frustrations (read the previous post/rant for the details), it is now time for a big catch up-post. First up is Hunter Green!

I really struggled with this color. Nothing I owned was quite the correct shade of green. In the end I settled for this kind of grey/greenish sweater. Actually, every time I look at it, it seems to turn more grey and less green.

Oh well, moving on to Amaranth.

Amaranth

Weird color actually. If I stared at the color swatch for too long, it just seemed to morph from pink to red and back again, right before my eyes. Reminded me a lot of Folly, too.Which is why I re-used the shoes I bought for that color. (I know, baaad color blogger!)

Anyway, hopefully my pc will continue to behave itself next week. And I’ll be back on schedule again from now on.

  • Hunter Green:
  • Hair – Clawtooth (bubbles.clawtooth)—>@The Arcade
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Sweater – Aitui (jesseaitui.petion)
  • Jeans – Maitreya (onyx.leshelle)
  • Shoes – Redgrave (emilia.redgrave)
  • Necklace – Bewildebeest (coyote.momiji)
  • Pose – skin&bones (ayoko.ohanlon)
  • Amaranth:
  • Hair – Elikatira (elikapeka.tiramisu)—>Sale item!
  • Skin – Tres Blah (julliette.westerburg)
  • Eyeliner – Kyoot (saeya.nyanda)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Top – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Skirt – Toki-Doki (maya.levane)
  • Shoes – R2 fashion (rei2.aya)
  • Necklace – Ingenue (betty.doyle)
  • Pose – skin&bones (ayoko.ohanlon)

I’m going to kill my pc

… okay not really, but I came close!

I'm going to kill my pc

Oh, and much ranting ahead. You’ve been warned!

For a while now I’ve had problems with my computer. For some obscure reason, that I haven’t identified yet, my pc works fine for weeks. And then suddenly it slows down, slows down, slows down some more… and then gets completely stuck, within a matter of minutes. No amount of rebooting helps and I’m forced to reinstall Windows from scratch. And that’s what happened again last Sunday. So say goodbye to that Color challenge picture you had prepared! *grumble*

So I spend my Monday patching up my computer. Not to much of a problem, you get good at it after a while… Anyway, as soon as I had the Second Life viewer back in action, I wanted to snap some new color challenge pictures. Well, forget about it. Because as soon as I tried to save my snapshot to disk: instant crash. And not just once. Everytime I tried! So I installed the Firestorm viewer… but that crashed as well.

Monday turned into Tuesday and I was still crashing. And I was ready to throw my computer out of the nearest window. So in desperation I hit the forums and came across one that mentioned Skydrive as the possible culprit of my problems. I vaguely remembered that this program had indeed been installed, in a package along with Windows Live Mail, Messenger and some other basic things. I don’t even know what Skydrive is for, so I deleted it and guess what? Problem solved. *headdesk* Well, thanks a lot Microsoft! If you ever want to install useless programs on my pc again, please don’t bother! *grumble*

But anyway, after all that I was far too frustrated to get a color challenge picture done. So I made this, slightly more violent piccie, instead.

  • Hair – Lelutka (thora.charron)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Hucci (eboni.khan)—>Group gift.
  • Necklace – Ticky Tacky (narita.rayna)—>Store closed
  • Ring – Shakeup (carrie.janick)—>@The Arcade
  • Boots – Lassitude & Ennui (jackal.ennui)
  • Computer – Cori Sabena’s Store (core.sabena)—>@SL Marketplace
  • Knife – Has been in my inventory since 2007. No idea where I got it.
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

Purple Autumn

… Look of the Day with new stuff!

Purple Autumn

I’ve been in denial for a while, but Autumn has really arrived. Well, it has in RL anyway. And no matter how silly it is, that means I suddenly feel like putting on more autumny clothes in SL as well.

Providing some virtual warmth, is my fri.day jacket. It’s mesh and comes in 10 colors. I love the detailing of the buttons, it makes the design a lot more interesting then “just another jacket”. The shape of the jacket is very close fitting. So it was easiest to combine it with a system clothing shirt. Conveniently, fri.day provides that as well, with another new release: tanktops in (if I counted correctly) 16 colors. And each color comes with both a solid and sheer version.

The other new item of note I’m wearing is Lemon Tea’s new animated mesh neko tail. I was already a fan of their older neko tail and this one is even better! And it’s furry without being a horse tail! Yay!

Purple Autumn Collage

Okay, it’s not only that that makes it a great tail. It’s also texture-change via a built-in script. There are 31 base tail textures  (including the various white and black tip options) and 5 different fuzz transparency options to choose from. And if that’s not enough, you can even tint both the base and the fuzz by RGB values.

The tail is also animated. You can change the delay time between tail swishes, set it to random, or to constant wagging. (You can also turn it off completely, but why would you want to do that?) The only thing I didn’t like was the size: it was a little bit too small for my av. Luckily, it’s copy/mod. So a quick visit to the edit-window solved that problem easily.

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon)
  • Skin – Dutch Touch (iki.ikarus)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)—>New!
  • Jacket – fri.day (darling.monday)—>New!
  • Shirt – fri.day (darling.monday)—>New!
  • Pants – *BOOM* (aranel.ah)—>@Collabor88
  • Clutch – Tee*fy (azure.electricteeth)—>Group Gift
  • Necklace – Southpaw (phedre.rossini)
  • Shoes – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Pose –  dfo! (willa.whybrow)

Papaya Whip

… week 38 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Papaya Whip

My first thought when I saw this week’s color was: Oh no, not another “looks like white, but isn’t quite white” color! Where am I going to find a color like that?!

As it turned out, this was an easy color. Maybe because it is so difficult to see just what that this color is… *squints at the nearly white box*

  • Hair – Dura (chiaki.xue)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Milk Motion (marie.lauridsen)—>@Collabor88
  • Jewellery – Magic Nook (ayumi.cassini)
  • Shoes – Mon Tissu (elie.spot)
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)

Pretty in Pink

… playing dress up in Second Life.

Pretty in Pink

After feeling uninspired for the last couple of weeks, inspiration has suddenly struck. Resulting in this Look of the Day.

I admit, I don’t usually dress up quite like this. But really, it’s Second Life! We can do whatever we like!

  • Hair – Lelutka (thora.charron)—>New
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)—>New
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirtdress – R2 fashion (rei2.aya)—>@Collabor88
  • Overall and fishnets – Epic (jade.winthorpe)
  • Shoes – Gos (gospel.voom)
  • Pose – Miamai (mavi.beck)

Royal Blue

… week 37 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Royal Blue

… and I’m late. This was once again one of those looks that didn’t want to come together. I’ve been having a lot of those lately. For some reason I’m just not very inspired at the moment.

In any case, this is what I came up with for Royal Blue (just how many royal colors are there?) An outfit I’d actually like to have in RL!

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Tres Blah (julliette.westerburg)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)
  • Pants – *BOOM* (aranel.ah)
  • Necklace – Duh! (renee.harvy)
  • Shoes – Gos (gospel.voom)
  • Pose – Exposeur (rubystarlight.writer)

Hot Cinnamon

… week 36 of the 52 Weeks of Color Challenge part II.

Hot Cinnamon

I’m not a big fan of orange-ish colors. I already complained about this in round 1 of the color challenge, so I’m not going to repeat myself. But I was completely uninspired while putting together this week’s look.

I didn’t own anything in the right color, so I really needed to do some shopping. But, uninspired as I was, I decided to just check the Seraphim blog and then tp to the first event that offered something in the right color. In this case the Zombie Popcorn Brand.

I’d never been there before, because zombies is just not my kind of thing. And I did end up feeling a little bit out of place.  Standing there in my cutesy dress… next to a girl with a kitchenknife sticking out of her back… O_o

Anyway, I left with a bodysuit in the right color and my brains still safely inside my skull.

  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon))
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Bodysuit – RezIpsa Loc (rezipsa.luckstone)@Zombie Popcorn Brand
  • Jeans – Auxiliary (tyr.rozenblum)
  • Armband – Virtual Insanity (loviathar.hellman)
  • Ring – Southpaw (phedre.rossini)
  • Shoes – HOC Industries (guu.nishi)
  • Pose – fri.day (darling.monday)