Monthly Archives: January 2014

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).

New Year Meme

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme.

New Year Meme

And my blog has finally made it into the new year as well. Happy (belated) 2014 everyone!

I made this particular look while cleaning out my inventory. It is a pigsty in there and probably does take up two servers…

  1. How did you spend New Year’s Eve? As always, we spend Christmas at my hubby’s parents and New Year’s Eve at my parents. Easiest way of seeing all the family and not having either side feel left-out. Both occasions usually contain a lot of food and drink!
  2. Did you keep any new years’ resolutions? In RL I never bother. As soon as make them I forget about them. In SL: finally cleaning that inventory!
  3. What was your biggest achievement(s) of the year? I know it’s more luck then achievement, but I’m happy that the people I care about were happy and healthy this year. Me included.
  4. What was the best thing you bought? We finally got a clothes-dryer in RL! I’m so happy to not have to drape the bedding over the living room furniture to dry anymore.
    And yes, I’m easily pleased…
  5. What do you wish you’d done more of? Just enjoying the small things in life I think. Between chores and other obligations, that’s an easy thing to forget to do sometimes.
  6. What do you wish you’d done less of? In short: procrastinating. Very bad habit of mine that I really really need to do less of.
  7. What was your favorite movie you watched this year? Uhm, I hardly ever watch movies. So if I did watch a good one this year, I probably forgot!
  8. What did you do on your birthday this year? Considering it was a week-day, not much. Hubby cooked for me though 🙂
  9. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned. Not to worry so much. Some of the things I worried about this year, really weren’t worth worrying about.
  10. What does 2014 hold for you? There are no big events planned, so as far as “happy and healthy” goes, I’m just hoping for more of the same.
  • Hair – Truth (truth.hawkes)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • Eyeliner – Kyoot (saeya.nyanda)
  • 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)
  • Poncho – Sakide (kinu.mayako)
  • Dress – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Tights – Cannibelle (annabelle.couturier)
  • Shoes – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)