Tag Archives: Magika

I am Death

… come for thee.

I am Death

Well, actually I’m just an ordinary neko doing a Halloween blog-post. It’s that time of year again after all.

I spend a lot of time on this picture. Not so much on the outfit, because that came together pretty quickly. But I had a lot of fun playing with my windlight settings. I really should be using that SL sky more often.

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Lumae (lumiya.rae)—> Group gift
  • Eyes – FATEeyes (damien.fate)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Dress – Distorted Dreams (epic.maidstone)
  • Collar – the Plastik (aikea.rieko)
  • Scythe – Blackburns (vlad.blackburn)
  • Skull with pose – Pose Monster (nicole.twigvald)
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Marie

… Week 9 of the SL DisneyBound Challenge.

Marie

Once upon a time, there was a neko doing a Disney blogger challenge.

That was me, remember? A long, long, looong time ago? I was actually debating if I would continue that challenge or not. Because not only did it start ages ago, it also ended ages ago.

However, I still remembered that the next character in line was Marie. And when I looked at the outfit I had put together with the items I got at Uber, I figured I might as well just run with it.

So I used items from an event themed “50 shades” to make an outfit inspired by a white kitten with a pink bow. I’m sure stranger things have happened…

  • Hair – Mina (mina.nakamura)
  • Headband – Magika (sabina.gully) —> Group gift
  • Skin – Lara Hurley (lara.hurley) —>@Uber
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Hands, feet and body – Slink (siddean.munro)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Neko tail – Two Cats One Cup (sei.minuet)
  • Dress – Les Petit Details (nevery.lorakeet) —>@Uber
  • Shoes – Ingenue (betty.doyle)
  • Necklace – League (nena.janus)
  • Pose – An lar (katya.valesca)

Rediscovery

… how did this blogging thing work again?

Rediscovery

Now that I’m back inworld, I seem to spend most of my time trying to catch up. It’s amazing how fast you lose touch with current events in SL.

It’s also amazing how fast you forget just how everything works. From finding that one function in the viewer, to what resolution you used to use for taking pictures, to the good old-fashioned “O dear, where in my black-hole of an inventory did I put that one item I really, really, need right now”.

Anyway, in the end I managed to find an outfit, put in on and take a picture of it.

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – Lumae (lumiya.rae)
  • Eyeliner – Birdy (nina.helix)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • 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)
  • Shirt – The Secret Store (maylee.oh)
  • Skirt – So Many Styles (irie.campese)
  • Boots – J’s (jb.gazov)
  • Tights – Cannibelle (annabelle.couturier)
  • Ring –[tea.s] (tea.soup)
  • Pose – Kirin (carolina.sautereau)

Portrait Mode

… for Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme.

Portrait Mode

This week’s meme instructions were pretty simple: “Share a black & white portrait (headshot) of your Second Life avatar. You can post a raw shot or process the image as much as you like.”

But actually making that portrait was a little bit less simple. The black & white part of the meme, I was okay with. But the portrait part of it… I always find portraits a difficult thing to do. Which is why there are so little of them on this blog. I do take portrait-shots, but I always end up deleting them, because I just can’t make them work.

Anyway, I decided to start with a normal color snapshot and post-process it. Then pushed it through some filters and fiddled with some sliders. First in GIMP, then in PicMonkey.

Portrait Mode 2

And this is the raw shot, in case anyone is interested 🙂

  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Freckles – Izzie’s (izzie.button)
  • Lipstick – Fishy Strawberry (fae.eriksen)
  • Eyeliner – Tuli (tuli.asturias)
  • Eyelashes – Mon Cheri (freya.olivieri)
  • Eyes – Poetic Colors (lano.ling)
  • Neko Ears – OTCR (anisa.naumova)
  • Hands – Slink (siddean.munro)

Dust and Memes

… *runs a finger throught the layer of dust covering the blog*

O dear, this rather embarrassing…

Dust and Memes

So yes, I’ve been away from Second Life for while. No big dramatic reasons, just needed a bit of a break.

Only after reading Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme post, did I realise that I had apparently missed the latest Linden Lab disaster. Is it a bad sign that I’m not really surprised?

Anyway, time to answer Berry’s questions about the new TOS:

  1. Do you usually read the TOS thoroughly before you hit accept? I know that I should, but no. I never read it. I always want to get on with it and just click accept.
  2. How do you feel about the new LL TOS changes, specially from August 15th and section 2.3. I’m amazed at how, well… stupid LL can be a times. No matter how these changes were meant, could they really not see this would anger a lot of their customers? And that that is a very bad thing? They should try to keep residents happy, not give them more reasons to leave.
  3. Do the changes affect you directly? I haven’t been a content-creator in very long time and I never made an income of SL anyway. So I don’t think it affects me directly. However, if creators decide to leave because of this, it will affect me. Because, without new content to play with, people will become bored and leave. Me included.
  4. What do you think people should do about this new change? I guess what people should do is all leave SL in protest. But realistically, I know that isn’t going happen. I think it will be a good idea to keep an eye on what LL does next. And explore some of the other virtual-world-options out there, just in case.
  5. Are you or have you ever thought about leaving Second Life? What would you do with your time/blogs/career if you ever did? Heh, just coming back from a SL hiatus, that’s a funny question. I regularly step away from Second Life for a while, but I don’t think I will ever completely leave. And what I would do with my time if I ever did? No idea… bake a cake?
  • Hair – Magika (sabina.gully)
  • Skin – League (nena.janus)
  • Eyeshadow – cheLLe (chelle.carousel)
  • 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 – Ricielli (vliet.troncon)
  • Pants – Jane (janie.marlowe)
  • Shoes – Ingenue (betty.doyle)
  • Necklace – Atelier AM (aya.huldschinsky)
  • Pose – aDORKable (adorkable.peapod)

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)