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Cupid’s Arrow

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
-William Shakespeare
(A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1.1.231-2)

cupid's arrow
(raw shot of similar pic)

So today is day two of Avatar Blogger Month and I’m kind of patting myself on the back even though it’s only been two days but I’M SO PROUD I MADE IT THIS FAR! LOL I am going to see how long I can keep this up.

The first image you see in this post is a bit photoshopped but the second image is completely raw, I just cropped it. These days I noticed the only time I actually photoshop something is if I want to play with the colors a bit or just smooth something out or add a bit more flavor to the image. It’s just not as required like it was before.

In this post, both the floatie and the piggy in the teacup are made of mesh. My hair, bathing suit, ring, eyelids and hands are made of mesh. I’m using the Pink Fuel hand appliers for my SLink mesh hands so it was a perfect match. I’m super happy with the quality and creativity of the content these days and also with all the new features being added.

cupid's arrow
(raw shot from SL, just cropped)

The poses that you see in these pictures were actually part of the animation that is inside the floatie. However I did adjust them a bit using the Animare pose HUD. I wanted to move my hands around for the different shots and have them in different positions. You can see the original pose that came with the floatie at this link. I can’t tell you how many times the Animare HUD has helped me out. Sometimes poses just don’t fit because my hips are too big or my arms aren’t the right length, etc… so instead of editing my shape, I just pull out the HUD, adjust the position to make it fit and I’m good to go. Also, for only being L$299 it’s definitely a steal and a HUD I think that everyone should own.

On a final note, I know I said that tomorrow’s meme is going to be a hard one, well it’s turning out to be a bit difficult for me as well. :-/ If I don’t get it done in time then I might have to postpone it till next week and do something easy again tomorrow. But I haven’t given up today as of yet, so wish me luck!

*Skin: [Pink Fuel] Harley – Arcade 10 (RARE) by Mochi Milena (@ Arcade June)
Mesh Eyelids: Slink Mesh eyelids (solid) by Siddean Munro
*Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Lory Mesh Hair – Cinnamon by Missallsunday Lemon (@ Arcade June)
Swimsuit: [SS] Lana Banana Bikini S – polka dots by London Dailey (@ FaMESHed June)
*Ring: Cae :: Kasbah :: Ring (R) by Caelan Hancroft (@ FaMESHed June)
*Mesh Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Slink Hands Appliers: [Pink Fuel] Applier – Slink Avatar Enhancement – Hands (Peach) by Mochi Milena
*Floatie: MIAMAI_TCS_Floatie Unicorn Purple RARE by Monica Outlander (@ Arcade June)
*Piggy: !O: Teacup Piglet Gatcha [Cupid] by Anya Ohmai (@ Arcade June)


Strawberry has been a Second Life Resident since 2007 and a Linden Lab employee since 2019.

4 thoughts on “Cupid’s Arrow

  • I love the animare pose HUD its very awesome! I happen to wiggle my way into the arcade this morning and I may have to go back for one of those floaties they are super cute!

  • Once again you sharing the most useful information on photography! For ages I’ve been looking for something like The Animare pose HUD. When you’re doing pics of yourself you can deal with adjusting shape and stuff, but it is a nightmare explaining for others that you need them to stand up and sit on the poseballs several times until you manage to adjust it!
    Thanks again for your generosity in sharing this.

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