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
Yesterday I did a tutorial showing how you can move and position an avatar on a sim where you don’t have rez rights. The link to that is here: Moving Avatars. After I did that post, a few people on different social networks shared how you can move and position yourself on a sim where you can’t rez. I am attaching both videos in this post to make it easier and I’ll also give the instructions below that.
“If your heart is a volcano, how shall you expect flowers to bloom?”
So, this what my life is like on a regular basis….I managed to get both these pics done, processed and even wrote the post and was going to do credits when I noticed that I was wearing two of the Truth Candy hairs in two different blonde colors, #3 & #5. Normally I would reshoot but I didn’t think it was THAT noticeable. Is it? SAY IT’S NOT! :P
Anyhow, Truth just released some gorgeous hair today and this one has become my new favorite. Also, remember that even though the Truth Model Contest is over, don’t stop submitting your pics to the Truth Models flickr group. In the description it says he will still select pictures from there from time to time so if you love Truth hair, keep submitting your headshots there!
Mandala has released part 2 of their summer collection today, meanwhile I am still wowing over part 1 from last week. You can check their full releases on the Mandala blog. It’s all already on the marketplace as well as their mainstore.
The Zoe Maxi dress I’m wearing is from Drift and currently available at The Dressing Room right now. All items at TDR are only L$40 to L$70 so make sure to take the slurl and drop by there!
I stole this location off of Honour McMillan’s blog. I peruse her blog and steal slurls from there all the time. She’s one of my favorite travel bloggers. There’s actually quite a few places I steal locations from, I mentioned a lot of them in my post here: Exploring Second Life however, I thought since that post is kind of old and dated now, I would tell you which travel blogs I’ve been watching recently:
I hope you guys find some good places to visit and explore from these blogs! I’ll be over here —> on my platform being anti-social. :P
*Skin: Glam Affair – Cleo – America – 05 C by Aida Ewing
*Hair: TRUTH HAIR Candy – Blondes05 & 03 by Truth Hawks
*Dress: DRIFT Zoe Maxi [MESH] S-Bloom by Kallisto Destiny (@ TDR)
*Jewelry: [MANDALA]YAKUSHI jewelry set by Kikunosuke Eel
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual S by Siddean Munro
*Skin Appliers: Glam Affair America by Aida Ewing
*Poses: flowey. inspired by: Whiskey Monday by Flutter Memel
Today I visited the beautiful Baja Norte sim with my friend Magenta Devinna. She took the third image in this post for me. I absolutely LOVE her photography and her writing is so entertaining. If you haven’t visited her blog, you should click over and take a look: Not Quite Pink
I’m wearing the latest release from ColdLogic. They released the perfect summer dresses today! I loved the cut of this one so decided to use poses that would make a statement. The poses are from the Gown in mesh Set by BeloD Poses.
The leather wedges are from Hucci and they have to be worn with the SLink avatar enhancement mesh feet. Siddean Munro has brilliantly offered a developers kit for the SLink mesh feet to those that would like to create shoes and other accessories to go with them. Seeing all of the collaborations with this is very exciting and I’m looking forward to seeing what else designers create.
I also had the opportunity to pose for the vendor ad to this gorgeous jewelry set. Caelan Hancroft asked me if I’d like to and I was so thrilled because I adore her jewelry. This is the ad on her flickr and it’s currently available at FaMESHed. The set comes in a variety of colors and metals, all scripted to make your life easier.
One thing I wanted to talk about before I end this post. The last few days a couple of people have messaged me and asked me how I get my pictures looking sharp as the ones they take tend to be on the blurrier side. Aside from a bit of sharpening in Photoshop, the biggest thing I do that I know helps improve my pictures quite a bit is I take my snapshots at the highest resolution possible. Currently to avoid glitches and black boxes, this is the resolution I take it at:
If you take your snapshots at screen size or smaller, they will always be a lot blurrier and have lesser detail in them. This is also why the raw shots you see on my sl profile feed (such as this one) always look a lot blurrier as well, because I take the profile feed shots at a smaller resolution.
I hope that was easy to understand and it helps you guys out with your images. If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.
The Arcade SL starts this Saturday, June 1st at midnight SLT. You can check out The Arcade Shopping Guide for a glimpse at everything that’s available.
This is the first time I’ve tried eyes from Dead Apples. I love how unique they are and even though they are not the kind of eyes I would wear every day, I will definitely take them out for some exotic looks once in a while. They are only L$25 per play and 25 colors to win! Both mesh and texture options are included and they are of course transferable! I really recommend playing this machine at least a few times because it’s a great price to try them out.
The skin I’m wearing is also available at the Arcade, from Glam Affair. The Lulu skin is L$100 per play and 12 tones and makeups to win. I am wearing one of the rare tones, #11.
Mandala has released the first part of their summer collection and let me tell you, it’s incredible! It’s a massive release with pieces for both men and women. Today I’m sharing the Nyorai set in silver. I will be blogging lots more from this collection very soon. In the meantime, you can click over to their blog for pictures of all the releases and then hop on over to marketplace or the mainstore for a closer look.
You’re probably wondering why there are two crops of the same image in this post. Well the first image I wanted to give a bit of a closeup to the eyes and jewels but the second image I wanted to use to remind you guys that the Truth Model Search contest that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago is soon coming to an end and you only have another day or so to enter. You can click over and join the Truth Model Search flickr group. One thing I did notice is that some of the images are not in compliance with the rules of the contest. The minimum picture size has to be 2048 x 2048 pixels. Make sure to read the description of the group at the bottom for all of the rules. I believe this is the first contest I have ever seen that has had that many entries. Currently I am looking at 1563 entries with 1142 members in the group. I don’t envy Mr. Hawks, it’s going to be a tough call to pick the winners as so many of you have done an amazing job. Good luck to you all! <3