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Not Plain Jane

… because Jane is back.

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Being only a part-time resident of Second Life has both good and bad results. Good result is that I get a lot more done in RL. Bad result is that most of my group notices get eaten and I have no clue what the current events in SL are.

That’s why I only now found out that Janie Marlowe has reopened her store Jane.

I’m a long time fan of this store. I was already shopping there before it was called Jane. And it was where I bought my first ever rigged-mesh garment.

*sigh* Nostalgia…

  • Head – Lelutka (minnu.palen)
  • Body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Skin – the Skinnery (umazuma.metaluna)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hair – Little bones (nova.faerye)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Whiskers – Urban Dare (craven.theas)
  • Sweater – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Skirt – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Shoes – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Ring – C’est la vie! (larcoco.mathy)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)
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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)

Aladdin and Jasmine

… Week 8 of the SL DisneyBound Challenge.

Aladdin and Jasmine

The December holidays are always a bad blogging period for me. I’m either not at home, or I’m too stuffed with food to move. This year was no exception.

I did get a few things done in Second Life though. I sorted my inventory a bit, reworked me shape (if only it was so easy in RL) and did my DisneyBounding looks. This week it’s 2 for the price of 1: Jasmine and Aladdin.

Jasmine was easy to do, but I still don’t like my Aladdin-look. Which artist at the Disney studios decided to put both red and purple in his outfit? It still makes my eyes hurt…

Left:

  • Hair – Truth (truth.hawkes)
  • Skin – Birdy (nina.helix)
  • Shirt – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Pants – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Shoes – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Bracelet – Maubray (meg.nowles)

Right:

  • Hair – Maitreya (onyx.leshelle)
  • Skin – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Vest – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Shirt – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Pants – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Shoes – Ingenue (betty.doyle)

On both:

  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands and feet – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – c( Two Cats ) (sei.minuet)

The Geeky Meme

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme

The Geeky Meme

Time for another round of Berry’s questions. This time inspired by the Geeks’n’Nerds Fair.

  1. What do you consider yourself to be? Geek? Nerd? Dork? None of the above? All of the above? – I don’t think I’m smart enough to qualify as a nerd, so that one’s out. I enjoy video games, comic books (of the Franco-Belgian type) and being on the internet, so that would make me a geek. But I’m also socially awkward like a dork. So I guess that makes me… a deek… a gork? Hmm…
  2. What was the first computer you ever owned? – The first computer I ever touched was probably my dad’s. That was a commodore 64 or something similar. The first computer that was actually mine used Windows 95, so I must have been 14-15 years old. I know it was faster then my parent’s 486, but I’ve forgotten what it was exactly.
  3. When and how did you first get on the internet? – Probably when I first got one of those free dial-up internet trial discs. I mainly remember that lovely modem sound and that you needed lots and lots of patience.
  4. Which geek fandom do you subscribe to? – To none really. It’s not that I don’t like Harry Potter, Star Trek, Star Wars, etc. I do actually. But I’m not obsessed enough about it to be truly part of any fandom.
  5. Star Trek or Star Wars? – Star Trek, because that’s what I remember watching while growing up. I only saw the old Star Wars movies when I was about 20 years old, so it doesn’t feel quite as nostalgic.
  6. How Geeky Are You? – I took the test and got 39%. My husband also took the test and got 93%. What can I say? Apparently we complement each other.
  • Hair – Wasabi Pills (missallsunday.lemon) –>@Geeks’n’Nerds Fair
  • Skin – Birdy (nina.helix) –>VIP groupgift.
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Hands and feet – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – c( Two Cats ) (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – Deadwool (masa.plympton)
  • Pants – Maitreya (onyx.leshelle)
  • Shoes – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Glasses – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Bracelet – Boom (aranel.ah)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

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)

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)

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)