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Beige and Black

… a Look of the Day.

Beige and Black

I dipped my toe in Second Life again today and decided to get dressed. I took a picture of that and edited it.

And then I posted it! Wow, I usually don’t get that far these days! It’s a miracle!

πŸ™‚ I even did credits:

  • Hair – Lovey Dovey (teeny.spot)
  • Head – Lelutka (minnu.palen)
  • Body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Skin applier – the Skinnery (umazuma.metaluna)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Neko ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Jerboa tail (nadi.vemo)
  • Whiskers – Urban Dare (craven.theas)
  • Tunic – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Shoes – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Pose – oOo Studio (olaenka.chesnokov)
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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

… forΒ 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)

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 β€œaverage” 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.

  • HairΒ  – 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 – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Jeans – Kyoot (saeya.nyanda)
  • Pose – Exposeur (rubystarlight.writer)

In the hood

… a new release I couldn’t resist.

In the hood

New hair, with hood, with kitty ears… I tried to resist, honestly… Really, I did! Just not for a very long time… (Thanks again for the heads-up Xaqueline!)

I tried, for possibly the very first time, to do a close-up. I did make some attempts before, but for some reason my pictures just never came out right, and I deleted them immediately. Turns out that it wasn’t my fault, but a peculiarity of Second Life itself, as explained in this blog post. Pretty amazing how you can be in SL for years, and still learn new things.

In the hood details

Anyway, I also decided to get myself some of Slink’s mesh hands. They have been out for a while, but I still hadn’t decided if I really needed them or not. But since avatar hands look so bad (and I was tired of editing them in pictures to look good), I got them anyway. Still not sure if I made my hands large enough though…

  • Hair with hood – Magika (sabina.gully)—>New
  • Skin – Leafy (kaethe.dyrssen)
  • Mesh hands – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Maxi Gossamer (maxi.gossamer)
  • Neko tail – Lemon Tea (sei.minuet)
  • Shirt – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Pants – Auxiliary (tyr.rozenblum)
  • Collar – Cobrahive (chikane.kaligawa)
  • Necklace – Ellabella (ellantha.larsson)
  • Shoes – Absolution (aurora.deischer)
  • Pose – *.amato.* (haruhi.amaterasu)

Panties for Luna

… a thank you post for Luna Jubilee.

PantiesforLuna1

After being our leader through two years of color challenge, we really couldn’t say goodbye without doing a surprise thank-you post! It was Eliza Quixote who got a bunch of us together for a photoshoot… in our panties… obviously. Because we all know Luna very regularly only made half an outfit for her color posts!

From left to right: Anichka Savira, me, Eliza Quixote, Rudhmellown Laguna, Laila Laperriere, Shayariel Teardrop, Nicandra Laval, Ygrey Auer and Laura18 Streeter.

I’m taking advantage of Eliza’s photo skills here, because I didn’t take any pictures myself. My SL experience has been terribly sensitive to crashing lately. And getting everyone together for the shoot and getting everyone to rezz was already quite a task, without adding a constantly crashing neko to the mix. So basically I didn’t want to risk it.

Panties for Luna

But anyway, if anyone was wondering what I was wearing, here are the credits:

  • Hair – Truth (truth.hawkes)
  • Skin – Pink Fuel (mochi.milena)
  • 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)
  • Undies – fri.day (darling.monday)—>Old freebie
  • Jacket – fri.day (darling.monday)
  • Necklace – Willow (weezey.warwillow)
  • Shoes – G-Field (cerberus.noel)
  • Pose – Bent (catherine.fairport)

Amazon

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

Amazon

So here it is finally. Somewhere between Christmas-diner and “oliebollen”, I managed to put together the very last Color Challenge-look. And I’m not sentimental about it, I just happen to be cutting onions.

I’m definitely going to be missing this challenge. Afterall, this blog has never been without it. So I guess I’ll have to be a big girl now and be a regular blogger all on my own… or find a new challenge… or start one of my own. Time will tell I suppose.

In any case, a big thank-you to Luna Jubilee for leading the Color Challenge, not just for one, but for two years! It’s been an amazing time πŸ™‚

  • Hair – Lamb (lamb.bellic)
  • Skin – Frick (fricka.morgath)β€”>In-store huntgift
  • 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)
  • Belt – So Many Styles (irie.campese)
  • Boots – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Pose – fri.day (darling.monday)