Monthly Archives: June 2013

It’s Digits Time Again

… Strawberry Singh’s What’s your Digits? – Take 3: Proportions Challenge

It's Digits Time Again

For this week’s Monday Meme, Berry is bringing back her “What’s you Digits” challenge. This is the third time I’m doing this challenge and I’ve realized something: Cats don’t like change… and apparently nekos don’t like it either! I changed only one slider compared to my previous entry, and only three since my first!

Anyway, Berry wanted us to answer some questions too, so here goes:

Proportions Challenge Questions:

  1. Do you try and keep your avatar’s body proportionate and similar to the “average” proportions pictured above? – Exactly that: I try to. It’s the reason I decided to make my own shape a couple of years back. I wanted to get as close to realistic proportions as I could get.
  2. What do you dislike the most about the SL avatar mesh? – Now that I have pretty mesh hands and feet, there is just one thing I’d like to change on the avatar mesh: ears. I have lovely fluffy neko ears, so I don’t need those fleshing things on the side of my head. I made them as small as I could, but I’d really like an option to get rid of them completely, without having to use an alpha-layer and two flesh colored prims.
  3. Does it bother you when you see other avatars that are not proportionate at all? – Sometimes. I don’t mind it if it was done to create a certain effect and the rest of the avatar reflects that. Basically, if an avatar is well put together I can appreciate that. Even when it’s a style I personally don’t care for.
  4. Even though this is a virtual world and people can be anything they want to be, do you feel when they are in human form, they should try to keep their proportions close to average? Yes and no. No, because who am I to tell someone what to do? But yes, because for some reason when proportions go to far away from what is naturally possible, I find it can become uncomfortable to look at. Maybe because our mind thinks it looks human, but it isn’t what it expects? Just guessing here…

I always thought (hoped) that my avatar was pretty realistic. But I decided to use the Model Shape Tool Berry mentioned in her post to test if it actually was.

And as it turned out… not quite. Legs too long, arms to short, head too small…ouch. So just to experiment, I made a copy of my shape and fiddled around a bit. I kept Sama’s overall height the same, but changed her height slider to 70, head size to 80, arm length to 90 and leg length to 30.

Shape test

I’m not sure if I like her better this way. The truth may be somewhere in the middle, I think. Maybe I’ll have made some actual changes by the time “What’s your Digits – Take 4” comes about.

  • Hair  – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • 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)
  • Hands and feet – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Shirt – (darling.monday)
  • Jeans – Kyoot (saeya.nyanda)
  • Pose – Exposeur (rubystarlight.writer)

Monday Meme on Sunday

… for the SL Movie Poster Challenge.

Monday Meme on Sunday

For a number of weeks now, Strawberry Singh has been providing us with blog memes. But this was the first one that got my creative juices flowing. The challenge was to create a movie poster for your SL Avatar or SLife. Based on either an original movie poster or a completely new idea of your own.

After thinking about it for a long time, I decided to go with a neko version of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I don’t have any particular love for that film, I just wanted to go with a classic. And there is a cat on the original poster, that too.

Just a quick note about the credits: all the items I’m wearing have been edited inworld and/or post-processed. I usually try to give an honest representation of things, but this time I threw that right out of the window!

  • Hair – D!va (marisa.kira)
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Undershirt – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Gloves – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Shoes – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Necklace – League (nena.janus)
  • Pose – Vista (vista.barnes)

Ariel “Kiss the Girl”

… Week 2 of the SL DisneyBound Challenge.

Ariel “Kiss the Girl”

Finally managed to get this look together. I struggled with this one bit and not just because I wasn’t feeling inspired.

While I was struggling with my case of SL-crashitus, it was time to renew my premium account. And I decided not to and just keep a free account. Ofcourse, along with that, I also had to gave up my piece of mainland. I love the fact that I don’t have to feel bad anymore for not being inworld. Because I seriously felt like I was wasting money. Now I can spend that guilt-free on pixel shoes!

But suddenly not having a spot to rezz stuff and stand on a posestand in your birthday suit, is something I definitely need to get used to. For the first time in years, I’m a regular visitor to the sandbox again! Hmm… nostalgia…

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Hairbow – Deviance (surreal.leshelle)—>part of outfit
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Mesh hands – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – Sakide (kinu.mayako)
  • Corset – Auxiliary (tyr.rozenblum)
  • Jeans – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Shoes – Gos (gospel.voom)
  • Necklace – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Pose – dfo! (willa.whybrow)

Peter Pan

… Week 1 of the SL DisneyBound Challenge.

Peter Pan

Since I started this blog, I’ve done quite a few blogger challenges. But after the Color Challenge came to an end, it took me a while to find a challenge that appealed to me. I was a bit iffy about the DisneyBound Challenge at first, because I’m not a big Disney fan. But then I remembered just how much fun I had had making my Disney princesses-gone-hipsters look. So I went with it anyway.

Well, I was planning to go with it, before I went on my forced SL-hiatus. At the moment I’m already 3 months behind, so I’m not even going to try and catch up. I’ll just be posting these if and when I feel like it.

  • Hair with hood – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyeliner – Kyoot (saeya.nyanda)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Mesh hands – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)
  • Belt – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Tights – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Boots – Lassitude & Ennui (jackal.ennui)
  • Pose – Beetlebones (suetabulous.yootz)