Strawberry Singh has been a resident of the virtual world Second Life™ since May 2007. She is a blogger, photographer and a social media enthusiast. Website:http://StrawberrySingh.com
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I had a pretty stressful few weeks and now that it's all over, I've been relaxing and enjoying myself. I also did something that I haven't since I was in college (not telling what it is) although if you've been reading my plurks recently, (and probably this post) I’m sure you could guess. I dunno, I’m in my thirties but all of a sudden I feel young and carefree again, even though for a while I was starting to feel like I was getting a lot older and some things just weren’t for me anymore. But who says age should define your actions and dictate what you can and can’t do? Well, maybe the law does, but you know what I’m trying to say!
Anyhow, let’s see if I can try and make sense of this post. Not that my posts often make any sense and it’s not like you guys probably even READ my posts. I bet you don’t! I bet you just look at the pretty pictures and credits and go on to the next blogger pouring her heart out but don’t read her posts either! I AM ON TO YOU!
I should probably stop rambling about nonsense and actually talk about what’s in the pictures, no? I dunno, do you guys like that or would you rather I just ramble about nonsense? Sometimes I think I should write my posts a certain way so they are more coherent and make sense but then other times I feel like it’s better if I just jot down whatever pops into my head and let the universe judge me for it. I dunno, do you judge me for the stuff I write here? And then I think I am just over thinking it all and I should just go with the flow. I tend to over think often and then I notice that prevents me from reaching goals or completing tasks. Does that happen to you? You’re probably not reading this anyways.
So I’m kind of in love with this place, Baja Norte. I dunno, I just wanna live here. The sounds and the water and the boat and the lighthouse, it reminds me of my time in Key West (I totally love the Keys). So you’ll probably be seeing me taking a lot of pictures here this summer.
I wanted to show off my tummy so I’m actually not wearing this top correctly (maybe, I dunno?) but it has a lower texture layer that completes the red tank underneath. The tank gets tucked into the shorts and really completes the look. However, I just wanted to show off my belly so I chose not to wear the texture layer. I really like the way this tank is done. The shoulders again, are just so perfect, Erratic always does a great job in that area. You can check out the full release on the Erratic blog.
Also, I’m kind of ashamed to admit that I was listening to a Kesha song while working on this post. Hey, I’m on vacation, so I should get a free pass to do whatever. :P Here it is: Feels Like Rain
Before I start with today’s meme, I wanted to talk about the picture. Today’s image has nothing to do with the meme itself, but I just wanted to show off my new materials-ready cyber gauntlets that Sion Pearl sent me. Aren’t they totally sexy? I had to go all out and make a sexy cybergirl with mesh corsets and all. If you’re using a materials-ready viewer then you’ve got to pick up a demo and try these babies out!
Now on to the meme, last week I asked you guys to get really creative so I thought this week I would keep it simple and easy. I’ve already asked a bunch of questions about your SLife, avatar, names, etc… so I figured now was a good time to bust out all the weird questions that I’m always wondering about but I’m normally too shy to ask. So here we go…
Monday Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your blog post, delete my answers and input your own. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s comments so we can all come by, read your answers and secretly judge you.
Which was the last sim you visited? (Other than your home)SL10B
Does your avatar look like the real you? Well not in today’s picture she doesn’t! :P
Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid? No, the only time I wear lingerie of any kind is if I’m wearing it for a photoshoot, or if I’m trying to seduce someone…which has never ever happened before because I am an innocent angel. *coughs*
If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy inworld? Hmmmm, not sure tbh. I usually just buy whatever I really want right away (cuz I am an addict). I might get a sim and actually buy a house and furnish it. But I have a feeling I would get bored and drop the project in the middle. I am so boring. :-/
Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before? Yeah actually that happens to me quite often. One time I went to this awesome pose store and bought a whole bunch of poses and props then totally forgot that I had done that and a month later I went back to the same pose shop and bought almost the whole store again and then went home and realized that I had doubles of it all now. This is my SLife.
Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life? No, I am totally virginal and angelic! OK FINE! I may or may not have broken into someone’s home and took pictures sitting all over their furniture, not telling whose or where or when or anything else though! :P
If you could go out on a date with any other avatar, who would it be?Bouncer Criss
Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive? Swirly Cyclone
What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done inworld? Hmmmmm, there are so many things…where do I begin. I remember one time I was with someone that I had a major crush on, but we were just friends and he was showing me a new sim and I accidentally removed my top and then I was lagging so it took me forever to put my top back ON and this whole time he was laughing and snapping pictures. Yeah, this embarrassing stuff just comes naturally to me.
If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you? “Strawberry? Really? You couldn’t think of anything better?”
Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. I hope you’re having a fantastic Monday! <3
Today is Father’s Day so I’m a bit caught up with RL stuff, however I did want to get this post up today so you guys know that SL10B is now open and will be till June 29th.
It is Second Life’s 10th birthday and the community has come together to celebrate it with a big bang. Last night I put on my roller skates and spent hours skating through all the different exhibits; just devouring and learning and seeing all of the creativity of the residents. It absolutely amazes me and makes me so proud to be part of such a creative and artistic community.
Here are just a few of the many pictures I took last night. I hope you get the chance to visit and explore. After the pictures I am going to share some important links that you may find useful!
All of the images in this post are full, complete raw shots (I didn’t even crop them).
Where’s Dim Sum by Opal Lei (slurl)
I’m pretty sure I spent the longest amount of time at the Where’s Dim Sum exhibit trying to find the kitty in the pictures. I believe my final score was 553. I’m going to see if I can try and sneak back in before it ends and play some more, I was having too much fun with it, lol.
Here are a few exhibits you will find me at:
Somnia by Sanura Snowpaw One of my images is up in this exhibit because I was wearing a Somnia shirt in it. Sanura also has a very cute gift at the exhibit so don’t forget to pick it up if you visit!
The Second Sense by Dizzy Banjo This exhibit features voice messages from residents talking about what Second Life means to them. I submitted a voice recording and if you visit you’ll be able to hear me in there. Make sure to have your sound settings turned on and up!
There are so many other exhibits that I loved so I really hope you guys take the time to explore it all. Here some helpful links that may help you in deciding where to start as it can be a bit overwhelming.
(before and after) Style credits to this picture can be found in this post: Makeup Forever!
A lot of people have been asking me to do more Photoshop video tutorials showing how I process my images, especially my headshots. It really varies most of the time though, depending on each picture and how much I want to process it. Today’s picture a few people asked me to share how I processed some parts of it and also how I added the bokkeh background.
I felt like doing a pretty pic today. I feel like I haven’t done one of these for a while. I don’t often wear a lot of makeup, in RL or SL but once in a while I do like to get all dolled up and elymode knows how to do glitter! Of course I couldn’t resist the new mesh liners from Glam Affair either, totally delicious. All of this and more at Cosmetics Fair right now, so take the slurl and check it out.
I had a lot of fun with this in photoshop so make sure to click over to my profile to see the raw shot. Do you guys ever do before and after comparisons? I do that a lot after I process just to see how much I put into it. Sometimes I kind of regret all the processing and wonder if it’s better if I kept it at a minimum but then I guess I wouldn’t learn as much. Sometimes it’s fun to just press that shiny button and see what it can do!
Finally, one thing I wanted to mention that I noticed the other day. All of the major social networks I’m on seem to have adopted hashtags. So now I’m stalking all the SecondLifers everywhere. I think it’ll be interesting to see how this develops and how people use it on the other networks. I know I use hashtags like crazy on Twitter, I follow the SecondLife hashtags and certain other social media tags and such. I’ve learned a lot that way and have been introduced to many bloggers and informative sites. Here’s a link to the #SecondLife hashtags on different networks, in case you wanna stalk them with me: