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.
This post is going to be less about my butt and more about a random few things that I needed to discuss so I am taking a break from studying (shhhh don’t tell anyone) just so I can share all this info and then I will probably not be around for the next few days.
All of the pictures in this post are raw shots, just cropped.
I also wanted to let everyone know that is working on a movie poster that there is also a Hair Fair contest of a similar theme going on at the same time. Unfortunately, I’ve had my head in my books recently so I didn’t know about it or I would have tried to incorporate that in my original picture/post but I checked out the details and it runs till June 28th so I will work on a picture for that next week then. You can click over to the Hair Fair Contest flickr group for all the details and join it and perhaps kill two birds with one stone if you were planning to do the challenge. Don’t forget to read the rules of the contest carefully!
And finally, while we’re on the topic of hair, I wanted to share this hairstyle. Damselfly is a hair place that’s been around in SL for a long time, however I never really blogged anything from there before (as far as I can remember) because I didn’t feel the textures and styles really suited me. However, the creator recently sent me a folder of items and said she has changed and updated her textures. I checked them out and I really like this hair, I thought the style and the textures were well done so I wanted to share it with you guys. You can check out the Damselfly blog for all the details.
I may have eaten a bit too much sugar and having way too much fun with the linden bear the past couple of days. That’s why this has ended up being the geekiest post ever. But it’s all good, I’m proud of my geekyness.
SL10B is just around the corner, the Grand Opening is on June 16th, and here’s what you can do to take part in all the celebrations:
Linden Lab is also holding a SL10B Celebration Snapshot Contest and the 1st prize is Homestead Tier paid for four (4) months! Talk about AWESOME, that’s even better than the creepy bear! I’m not sure if I’m going to enter this contest or not since I’m not allowed to photoshop but if I do, I’ll let you know!
Earlier today I met Rodvik Linden, also known as Rod Humble in the real world! Draxtor Despres asked me to take a picture of Mr. Linden for an upcoming Drax Files episode. I was really nervous, can you tell? After the shoot, I asked if we can all take a pic together for my blog and that’s when I noticed that Rod was wearing a facelight and that made me have a giggle-fit, dunno why!? Anyhow, I didn’t process this picture at all cuz I thought we all looked so adorably goofy so I left it as is!
Rod Humble will be in Episode 7 of The Drax Files which will be released on June 3rd. I’ll blog about it again that day so you don’t miss it.
In this episode, Rod talks about his passion, his second life and how avatar identity and the freedom of SL is ahead a generation in concept. He also talks about creative platforms and how the sustainability is amazing. He refers to the community driven businesses in SL and believes the game industry is rinse and repeat and is possibly envying the success of SL!
I can tell this episode is going to be absolutely epic and I just cannot wait to see it. Make sure to click over to youtube and subscribe to Draxtor’s channel so you can check it out as soon as it’s released: http://www.youtube.com/user/draxtordespres
There are a lot of things that I found incredibly amusing about this whole wedding day and I wanted to share them in detail.
Mr. Jefferson’s closest friends are both girls and Eve’s closest friends are all boys so the wedding party actually switched roles. I must admit I giggled when I found out that Monica Outlander and I were going to be the groomsmaids and Maddox DuPont, Jax Aster and Zachary Zufreur were going to be the bridesmen.
The bride and groom decided to troll their wedding guests by setting up a prank wedding that would be a bloody, cliche vampire theme, at which the bride would throw a tantrum and leave the groom at the altar. He would then teleport out after her. The wedding party were supposed to react and create more drama and then eventually we would teleport all the guests to the real venue and have the ceremony there. It was absolutely hilarious!
They made me wear this blood dress for the prank wedding, which I admit wasn’t THAT bad, *coughs* but I was encouraged to be dramatic about it on plurk and you know me, I love me some fake drama so I totally did my part and threw a hissy fit all over plurk. I’m still laughing about it and of course still being dramatic because I do that so well.
While the guests were filing into the prank wedding venue, the wedding party was in conference giggling at how “polite” the guests were trying to be about the decor and our outfits. I laughed so much my tummy hurt.
Right as the bride started the fake drama, I CRASHED! LOL So I actually missed all of that but by the time I logged back on both the bride and groom had gone already. Which helped me a little bit because I was all like, “uh, what happened? I crashed.” I also at the moment got a bunch of IMs from some of the guests asking if what was going on was real or fake and I was like, “I DUNNO, I CRASHED!” meanwhile DYING laughing the whole time.
Then I asked the guests to stay seated till we figure out what to do. The whole wedding party teleported to the new venue, changed into our “real” wedding outfits and had the guests come over there.
The ceremony itself took place at Momento Mori, which is a breathtaking sim! The bride looked absolutely gorgeous, I couldn’t stop staring at her dress and veil, it was all just perfection. Their vows almost brought me to tears. It was such a beautiful moment and I was so happy to be there standing beside my best friend on his special day. I know how happy Eve makes him and they both deserve to be happy together.
After the ceremony we all went to a third location for the party. It was setup like a carnival and everyone had a blast. I even got to slow dance with the hot DJ so that was the perfect end to the most perfect day.
During the whole wedding I had my graphics on low and no shadows to minimize crashing (and I still crashed, TWICE). But because of that, I did not get any nice pictures of the ceremony itself. The first two pictures in this post of me alone were taken before the wedding. I just went earlier to the location to take some snaps for a blog post because I absolutely loved this dress that Monica Outlander made for me. This Esther dress is one of her latest releases for Miamai. So you can pick up one for yourself. Just not in the color I’m wearing since this combination was created special for the wedding. However, she does have it available in seven other colors.
If you would like to see more pictures of the wedding ceremony itself and my infamous prank groomsmaid dress that I threw a hissy fit over, you can click over to Magenta Devinna’s flickr set as she’s got some nice ones in there. The third pic I took in this post was one with low graphics and not the best quality so definitely check hers out.
It’s been quite an amusing and memorable day. Thank you Winter and Eve for letting me be a part of your special day and for making it so much fun and hilarious. I laughed till my cheeks hurt! I adore the both of you and wish you both an SLifetime of happiness and hot sex (I don’t need the details). <3