My sincerest apologies for all my blogging spam lately, I have just been feeling so inspired and wanted to get all this desire for blogging out of my system before I leave for vacation in a few days.
Also, I just noticed that the pictures that I did for Linden Lab back in November finally made it up on SecondLife.com today. This time I have two up there which was even more surprising. I did two because I couldn’t decide which look to do so I decided to send them both and let them decide, didn’t think they would use both, LOL! But, I’m glad they did, I really wanted this second one up there and I’m glad it made it.
This time they asked us to create images with the theme: “Winter Holidays” and I think everyone did a fabulous job with that. Also congrats to Miaa Rebane, Faint Paulse, Vixie Rayna, Sixx Yangtz and Harper Beresford for getting their images on SecondLife.com as well.
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People always ask me how I get my picture on the SL main page, if it was some sort of contest I entered or something. Well, one of the Lindens emailed me and asked me to do it and I’m assuming that’s how the others that are there were approached as well. I’m not sure how the Lab heard of me, but I know one thing that might help you get noticed by them is by submitting your pictures to the Second Life Official Flickr Group! They choose a picture of the day from there every day to showcase. However, make sure to read the terms at the bottom of this page so you know what they can use your images for once you submit them there!
Finally, a big thank you to Linden Lab for reaching out to the community this way!
Happy Holidays everyone! <3
Shape: Custom made for me, not available for sale.
*Skin: Glam Affair – Ginny – America – 03 BL by Aida Ewing
*Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
*Hair: >TRUTH< Dolly – platinum by Truth Hawks
Outfit: Bare Rose ::: B@R ::: Rolled Up Santa by June Dion
*Shoes: SLink Tall Leather Thigh Boots Curvy Red by Siddean Munro
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Point & Bag by Siddean Munro
*Choker: ::Cupcakes & Poetry:: Candy Cane Cupcake Choker by Elise Capalini
Mouth Cane: Candy Cane for Mouth by BabeGurl Dreamscape
Words cannot express how strongly I feel about my new leather jacket. I absolutely need this in real life as well. This is the latest release from Erratic and the best part about it is the option to wear it two different ways. I’m wearing the closed version. You can see the open version on the Erratic blog at this link. The leather textures are top-notch, it comes in 17 amazing colors and it’s so stylish! This is by far my most favorite jacket of the season.
Exile released a bunch of gorgeous styles today with hats! That is a definite plus for me. I would love to wear hats more often but I always feel discouraged because it is so difficult to fit them, especially now with mesh hair. Check out the Exile blog for a look at all three styles.
Also, I just wanted to make a note of something. I’m not a smoker in real life and even dislike the smell of smoke a lot. However, I do like to pretend to smoke in SL from time to time. I feel like it can add a lot to a look. In the past I’ve had a few people tell me that I shouldn’t promote smoking in my images, so I just wanted to say that I don’t mean to be promoting it, it’s just for the look. Like I wouldn’t really wear a dead fox around my shoulders in RL, but I may in SL just for fun. Anyhow, I apologize if it offends you.
There’s nothing like a bold, red dress to make a powerful statement and that’s exactly what this dress does. I’m wearing the latest mesh fall/winter release from Celoe. I fell in love with this dress as soon as I saw it.
I’ve been listening to Nadia Ali all day, so I thought I’d share.
*Skin: Glam Affair – Roza Basic – Jamaica02 D by Aida Ewing
*Hair: >TRUTH< Josie – espresso by Truth Hawks
Dress: [celoe.poppy.dress.blood.XS] by ShaySibrian
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Casual & Elegant by Siddean Munro
Ring: Donna Flora ORIENTE ring by Squinternet Larnia
*Pose: Geez Editorial by Grazia Horwitz
Since Kirstens Viewer is no longer available, you guys have been contacting me asking which viewer I’m now using. Therefore I thought I would do a video tutorial of my recent favorite viewer, Exodus Viewer. I’ve been using Exodus consistently since November 10th when I did this plurk about it. I had downloaded it but had some issues getting shadows to run. I found out I wasn’t the only one having this issue. If you read that plurk you’ll see that you just need to disable anti-aliasing and shadows will pop up for you. I’ve gone into a bit more detail about this in the video if you need to see what I mean I am embedding and linking the video below.
One thing I really love about Exodus Viewer is that I can take the biggest snapshot I like (usually 5760×3084) and I will not get any kinds of glitches or weird lines on my image. I have put up a pure raw shot on my flickr here which I’ll also embed a small version of below. As you can see, the image is completely clean and that’s how ALL of my images look whenever I use Exodus Viewer.
Another thing I love about Exodus Viewer is that it actually lets me take pictures without ever crashing using my avatar that is up to about 120K inventory now (I know, I’m bad, shush :P wanna organize it for me? :D)
(Raw shot from SL)
I recently purchased a new video card a few months back so I have updated my computer specifications page with that info. You can take a look to see what kind of computer I have. After getting the new 560ti video card, my crash rate went down significantly. And then after discovering Exodus and using it religiously, I rarely crash, if ever, and usually because I am doing a whole bunch of things at once (such as watching something on netflix, chatting in skype, checking plurk, and shooting massive images in SL, yeah…I know…I’m crazy :P).
I have to admit, I have a really tough time thinking of titles for my pictures and blog posts. So today I asked my plurk friends to help me out with naming this pic on my flickr and of course they came up with quite a few creative and hilarious ones. Thanks guys!
Speaking of awesome group gifts, I’m not wearing it in this post but I plurked about it here, Ladies who Lunch also has an adorable group gift. If you didn’t join the group yet, you totally should and pick it up!
Finally, I thought I would make a list of 10 of the designers that have active facebook pages for those of you that are on facebook and like to stalk SL content creators on there.
This is just a small list of pages that I follow and are frequently updated. I also did a plurk a few weeks ago with more content creators with facebook pages here. If you have a facebook page for your store, feel free to add it to that plurk or in the comments below. I’d love to like and follow! And of course, while you’re at it…don’t forget to like my facebook page too. Thank you! <3