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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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I Got a Head

… a mesh head, that is. Something I thought I’d never do!

I Got a Head

Yes, I got on the bandwagon and got myself one of the mesh heads by Lelutka. Karin to be precise.

Why, you ask?

First of all, I’d never tried a mesh head before. So there was certainly a bit of “Ooooh, new and shiny!!!” going on. Also, this head was simply the first one I liked the look of. Some others just weren’t my taste or they looked way too grumpy. (Being a mesh head is apparently annoying business.)

Second, I’d been kind of unhappy with my face lately (boy, does that sound shallow!) and I was looking for a change. I always felt my face looked fine from the front, but a bit scrunched up when view from the side. And my nose looked like one you can only have in RL if your last name is Jackson. Unfortunately I quickly discovered that I’m no good at making face shapes. So I tried mesh.

I have to admit, that getting a new face takes a bit of getting used to. And even though there are only 2 sliders for changing the shape of the head, I still fiddled around with them for days. But I like the end result. The only thing I didn’t like were the eyelashes that came with the head. I felt they looked like black toothpicks sticking out of my face. So I turned those off and used my own.

I think this new head might just be a keeper.

  • Head – Lelutka (minnu.palen)
  • Body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Skin – Lara Hurley (lara.hurley)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Whiskers – Urban Dare (craven.theas)
  • Necklace – Ingenue (betty.doyle)
  • Shirt – MichaMi (milla.michinaga)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

Dusting off my Digits

… for Strawberry Singh’s What’s your Digits? – Take 5: The Mesh Body Revolution.

Yes, I’m once again dusting off my blog. It might be for the last time too. I’m not spending a whole lot of time in SL any more. And when I am inworld, I just don’t feel like blogging about it. Maybe I’ll feel differently in a couple of months, but for now expect this blog to be veeery quiet.

Well, after I share my Digits that is! I did part 1, 2 and 3 of this challenge, but somehow missed part 4. I just couldn’t miss part 5 as well. So here it is:

Dusting off my Digits

Followed by some questions:

  1. Do you currently own a mesh body? If so, do you wear it all the time or just once in a while? If not, skip to the fourth question. – Yes, I own a mesh body and I wear it all the time.
  2. What is your preferred mesh body available on the market right now? – I tried demo’s by Slink, Maitreya and Belleza, but only bought Slink Physique in the end. I felt that one worked best with my regular shape.
  3. Have you changed your shape since you started wearing the body? – Well, I did change my shape since the last time I did this challenge. After Part 3 of the challenge I was on a mission to make my proportions more realistic. I used these shape tools and ended up cutting quite a bit of my legs off! But that was before the mesh body revolution. Because the Slink Physique sticks pretty close to the system shape, I didn’t change my sliders for it. I will sometimes tweak the sliders to fit in a particular garment though.
  4. How do you feel about mesh bodies in general? – I just love them. They also seem to have given designers a new burst of creativity, which is a lovely side-effect.
  5. What is one thing you would request from designers when it comes to mesh bodies? – The one thing I really dislike about mesh bodies, is how time consuming it has become to alpha, HUD, attach and applier yourself into an outfit. I’m not sure if it is actually technically possible to avoid this, but there it is. My one dislike.

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Skin – !Imabee (brendon.papp)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Jerboa tail (nadi.vemo)
  • Whiskers – Urban Dare (craven.theas)
  • Lingerie – Luxuria (roslin.petion)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)

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)

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)

Kuzco

… Week 7 of the SL DisneyBound Challenge.

Kuzco

This time my look is inspired by Kuzco. And I really disliked his outfit.

I never tried to exactly copy the character’s outfits, but even I will admit this one can only be called loosely inspired by.

  • Hair – Dura (chiaki.xue)
  • Skin – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • 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)
  • Jacket – Ricielli (vliet.troncon)
  • Shirt – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Shorts – Somnia (sanura.snowpaw)
  • Shoes – Lassitude & Ennui (jackal.ennui)
  • Necklace – Distorted Dreams (distorteddreams.resident)
  • Pose – E.ink (empty.inkpen)