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
So I’ve been collared but not in the way you might be thinking. The Arcade SL is back on June 1st and I’m shamelessly teasing you with these collars from Ladies Who Lunch (sorry, don’t kill me). The collars and cuffs to match can be seen on Faint’s flickr. They will come in a variety of prints and colors. I love the rare hoot with the owl, it’s so intricately done but my absolute favorite was the chain on this Grey Throne. All of them are beautiful and can easily be added to any outfit as the perfect accessory.
The skin I’m wearing is the latest from Glam Affair, called Cleo. However, I just spoke to Aida a little bit ago and she told me that Cleo will not be released for another couple of days, so hopefully after the weekend you guys should be able to go by and pick up a demo. Cleo is a very beautiful skin, available in six tones. The gorgeous Magenta Devinna did an excellent job of showing you all of the 12 makeups, 6 brow options, 3 freckle layers, 3 gloss layers and finally the extra special 3 nose layers. You can really customize this skin! Click over to Magenta’s post for all the details.
Today I thought it would be a fun idea to do a meme where everyone can share a bit of their talents.
Meme instructions: Blog a tutorial and teach me something that you think I might not know about (even if I do, doesn’t matter, do it anyways). The tutorial can be something within Second Life (how to build, create tattoos or clothes, pick up guys at info hubs, tie your virtual shoelaces, whatever…) or something in Photoshop or on any social network (just focus on something sl-related somehow). Make it informative, make it hilarious, make it whatever you like! I’d just love to learn something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn too!
I decided to teach you guys how to create animated gifs using photoshop that you can use in your blog posts or on plurk.
I did a video tutorial, but you guys totally don’t have to do that for your tutorials, you can just write out the steps. I’m going to try and do that myself below as well. This is the link to the video: http://youtu.be/fQ_suHnRnWk
Steps to Creating Animated GIFs using Photoshop CS5
Create a new document and put each frame of the animation on a different layer.
Open the Animation window, by going to the Window menu and then choose Animation.
Modify each frame as desired, if needed.
Select the delay time for each frame.
Save your GIF. From the File menu, choose “Save for Web and Devices” and choose GIF from the drop-down menu. Select Preset GIF 128 Dithered and hit save.
Please note that animated gifs do not work on Flickr, so I had to upload this week’s picture to my blog itself, I usually host my blog pics on flickr. So that’s my meme and tutorial for today. You can find more of my tutorials on my Tutorials page.
Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes 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. If you do an image for your meme and put it on flickr, feel free to share it in the Blog Memes Flickr Group.
I’m a day early with this meme again as I’ll be in meetings on Monday. I might be posting the memes for the next several weeks a day early as my real life will be a bit hectic as the school year ends. Thanks for participating and I hope you guys have a productive Monday! <3
EDIT: A few people have messaged me asking what I used to record my screen as they would also like to do a video tutorial. I used Camtasia but there are a few other free options such as Camstudio, Fraps, Jing, etc… and people are sharing more in this plurk.
So the title of today’s post is a bit of an inside joke with me and my plurk timeline. If you’re on there and know it you’re probably shaking your head and laughing at me right now. If you’re not on there and don’t get the joke, consider yourself lucky. :P
I’m also loving all the nails people have been making with this kit. The ones I’m wearing in this picture are actually free from League. They are so well done, I love them. She made them both for hands and feet and they are absolutely free!
Finally, I wanted to give a big thank you to my friend, Mr. Ghosty Kips, for sharing a really important debug setting with me this morning that I found very useful. The setting is windlightUseAtmosShaders. Have you guys ever had the missing prim issue where parts of your jewelry and/or clothing may be missing and you need to keep right clicking on it or relog to make it appear? Well, if you set this setting as true, that should fix the problem. Here’s a link to the picture he shared with me where he shows you how to add this setting to your quick preferences in Firestorm. You can then easily toggle it whenever you have the missing prim issue. The following picture is mine from the official viewer that I use:
This helped me rez my ring properly and hopefully it’ll help you guys out too so I thought I’d share it.
Have a great weekend! <3
*Skin: Glam Affair - Margot - Europa 01 - Light Brown by Aida Ewing (@ Collabor88 May)
*Eyeliner: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no.03 by Aida Ewing
Eyes: Mayfly – Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Desert Dawn, w1) by Arkesh Baral
Hairbase: [LeLutka]-HAIRBASE BlondeFun by Thora Charron
Hair: [LeLutka]-BOUFFANT tresses – BlondeFun by Thora Charron
*Lingerie: Countdown.Zsi Zsi Lingerie Nude by Antoniaxp
Ring: Paper Couture Diamonds and Pearl Ring by Cora Lu
*Mesh Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat S by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
*Appliers for Hands & Feet: Glam Affair SLink Appliers by Aida Ewing
Appliers for Nails: *League* Natural French Manicure Applier for Slink by Nena Janus
Pose+Prop: [LostAngel] Shoes Structure Multipose by Evangeline Cortes
“…Where are you, my beloved? Do you hear my weeping
From beyond the ocean? Do you understand my need?
Do you know the greatness of my patience?
Is there any spirit in the air capable of conveying
To you the breath of this dying youth? Is there any
Secret communication between angels that will carry to
You my complaint?
Where are you, my beautiful star? The obscurity of life
Has cast me upon its bosom; sorrow has conquered me…”
This gorgeous mermaid outfit was given to me on my rezday by a dear friend. I’m absolutely in love with it so I had to take some pictures. I’ve been pretty much wearing this the whole week and having a lot of fun shooting at this stunning location.
The lovely Garvie Garzo of meadowWorks gave me a little sneak peek of the new location for the meadowWorks store which will be open on May 24th. It’s absolutely beautiful, my pictures do not do it justice. It’s like a magical underwater city. MeadowWorks will also be having an amazing release at The Home and Garden Expo (RFL event) around the same time.