Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve noticed that I get emails and IMs with a lot of the same questions so I thought a FAQ page would be informative and an easy place for you guys to look up questions I get asked a lot. This page will be frequently updated.

Second Life (SL) is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab. You can read my Introduction to Second Life blog post for more information about SL.

Anything I’ve ever worn for SecondLife.com or blog posts I’ve done for Linden Lab can be found in my Linden Lab category.

As far as I know, there is no application process. Linden Lab emailed me and just asked me to submit a photo. I am not sure how they found out about me. One thing you can do to get their attention is, join the Second Life Official Flickr Group and submit your pictures there. But make sure to read the rules in the description before you do. They choose “the Second Life Photo of the Day” pics from that group.

All of my computer parts can be found on my Computer Specifications Page, which I keep updating whenever I replace or purchase something new.

Please click over to see my Blog Policy for all the details on how I run my blog.

You can see all of my Second Life affiliations on my about page.

Everything I make or sell can be found in my marketplace store. I do not have a store inworld nor do I sell anything on any other ALT avatar.

Due to my real life work schedule, I do not have a lot of time for SL much anymore, therefore I cannot add more to my work load. So no, I can’t do any of those things. I apologize about that and I hope you understand.

I am married in RL and not interested in dating in SL.

No, I’m not from India, never been there, but would like to go someday! I was born in Pakistan and grew up in the United States.

In my thirties.

Yes, I have a career in real life. Second Life is just a hobby.

In all honesty, I probably can’t. I’m kind of over the social aspect of SL and only use it as a creative outlet for my photography and blog. I really only login for business purposes and don’t like to socialize or chat too much inworld because I’m usually in a photoshoot and trying to focus. I also don’t like to add people to my friends list unless I need to interact with them for business purposes. Thank you, I hope you understand.

A lot! I am a social media enthusiast. This is where I like to get social, so if you’d like to socialize with me, you can check out my social media page to see all the networks I’m on and how I use them.

My WindLight Settings are available for download on my WindLight Settings Page.

You just need to email me your ad/logo, slurl/url to your store/blog and then send me the funds inworld. My Advertising Page has all the pricing and details.

I only login to SL when I am blogging, vlogging or doing some other work. Sometimes I forget to check my notecards and then they get lost in the sea of notecards and updates I get on a daily basis. I also lose IMs often, even when I am online because I will be in a photoshoot and then all of a sudden I will crash and lose everything. The best way to contact me is via email, I will usually respond within 24 hours.

I’m just a girl that likes to ramble in her blog and take pictures. I’m not a stylist or fashionista so I don’t feel comfortable helping people with their style and avatars. Sorry about that.

This changes from time to time. I have switched between Kirstens Viewer, Exodus Viewer and the official SL viewer quite often. However now, my current viewer of choice is the Firestorm Viewer. I feel it is best for photography, especially with all of the settings in the Phototools Menu.

I am not affiliated with the designers of the items I blog (except for Zaara Kohime), therefore I am unable to answer any customer service queries. Please contact the creator or their customer service team. If you have CSR questions about content from Zaara, feel free to IM or email me.

No, I do not.

I use Camtasia, but it is not free. You can find other video capturing software in this post: Machinima in Second Life

No, I’m sorry. I do not have time to do custom shapes.

No I don’t have any of that set up. I do have a support page where I list 10 other ways you can support me, this blog, my shopping habits and adventures within Second Life. Thank you for the thought though!

I do not offer any of these kinds of services, however I have a page of Photographers, Graphic Artists and Vloggers in Second Life that will be able to assist you.

No I can’t sorry, I don’t have time to do that for everyone. However, I have a video tutorial at this link where I show you how to shop and then wear a mesh body and mesh head. If you are still having difficulty, please contact the designers of the mesh body and mesh head for customer support.

Unfortunately my inventory is not very clean. It’s hard for me to keep up with keeping it clean and organized with the amount of stuff I have coming in. However, there are two inventory management tutorials from some other Second Life residents that I recommend:
Anya Ohmai and RegenerationShapes.

If you have any questions that you don’t see answered here, feel free to leave them in the comments below or email me and I’ll answer it as soon as I can. Thank you.

50 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

  1. […] Frequently Asked Questions […]

  2. Can you please tell me if this outfit is transferable ( Girl on the Left ) ♥ I really want it but i dont have $$$ :(

    http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Inworld/Second-Life-Pic-of-the-Day-09-12-2012/ba-p/1642895?utm_source=Blog&utm_medium=Story&utm_campaign=SocialCM

    or can you please tell me where you got the Top , Shorts , Shoes & Hair :♥ ♥ Thanks

  3. Crystal, the girl on the left is me and no that outfit is not transferable. All of the style credits to that image can be found at this link: https://strawberrysingh.com/2012/09/10/girlfriends
    with slurls.
    You’re welcome and good luck! <3

  4. Crystal Mavros says:

    omg thanks ♥

  5. […] your Second Life photography. I’ve also answered some more questions I often get on my “Frequently Asked Questions” page. For style details about what I’m wearing in this picture, you can check out my […]

  6. What is a meme?

  7. Hi Sally. An internet meme is basically just an idea that is transmitted virally from person to person. I talked in-depth about memes and internet and blog memes in my post here on iRez. There’s more info in the comments of the post as well: http://irez.me/2013/03/26/whats-in-a-meme

  8. Dear Strawberry,

    I’ve been enveloped with your blog and tutorials as of late. I have a Mac with Nvidia graphics cards so I CAN get shadows!! Yayy!!
    One question though perhaps you can assist me. IS there a SL marketplace product that can ADD shadows of tree’s, leaves, beams of light such as from a window TO the front of an avatar? I swear I saw one, but cannot seem to find it again.
    I DID purchase lumipro 3 which is EXCELLENT and thus far have taken a few simple beginner shots, but you have to start somewhere right? I am experimenting with wind light and graphics, and lighting etc. Just MUST know if you know of a hud to wear to add those shadows of blinds, leaves, tree’s, light from a window pane right in world, as I am NOT good in photoshop at all.
    Thank you in Advance, Blush

  9. Hi Blush, unfortunately I’ve never seen a HUD or anything else like that, sorry.

  10. Thank you Strawberry. IF I find it, I’ll post it here. I know I did see something!!!
    Thank you so much for responding!!

  11. I found it Strawberry! It is a hud called LUMIPro HUD V3 and can be found on Marketplace by searching. It’s a Hud that enhances lighting, and in the projector, there is some filters that soften your photo’s, enhance shading and as well give you tree shading, blinds and an assortment of other things!! It’s great for us beginner photographers!!

  12. Emeralddevotion says:

    Hello Strawberry I was wondering if you would ever be up to doing a tutorial on how to do tattoo in Second Life? All the tutorials I have found are years old or aren’t very well done and the tats come out blurry.
    I currently use Photoshop CS6 if that helps. It would be great to be able to learn how to both just written tattoo’s like a name or a picture tattoo as well.

  13. I’m looking for retailers that sell clothing compatible with the maitreya mesh body(Lara). Any suggestions?

  14. The body was just released this week, so I don’t know of any yet. They are still taking developer applications. Hopefully soon we’ll know who is working on creating items for it.

  15. Elroy, a Maitreya Mesh Body Developers flickr group has been created where vendor images of the items made the for the body will be shared. You can keep an eye on it to see what the upcoming releases are:
    https://www.flickr.com/groups/maitreyameshbodydevelopers

  16. Hello Miss Strawberry Singh,
    I have had my blog for almost 4 years and looking to go to a hosting site to get my own domain and whatnot. What do you use or recommend? I am currently sort of lost on where to start or what is good. Thank you!
    ~Faye

  17. Hello Faye, I have actually been with GoDaddy.com since 2010 for both my domain and hosting and have never had any issues with them. I know a lot of people dislike them however so it’s totally up to you. I myself am very happy with them.

  18. Having a blonde moment!!!

    Hi Berry – Can you tell me where I can change out my “bleh” generic icon when I add comments to your blog? For the life of me, I can’t figure that out!

    Thanks, my friend!

    Skye :-) <23

  19. Hey Skye, you can login to http://en.gravatar.com and whichever email you use there, use that email when you leave comments here and it will show the image you put there on your profile. Hope that helps!

  20. Yay! It worked! Thanks so much, Berry! :-) <3

  21. Yay! You’re very welcome. <3

  22. Hmmmm lets see if it worked for me lol

  23. Oh noooo I did something wrong!! oops, lets try again!

  24. Hi, Strawberry. I was wondering if you had any tips for finding and choosing backgrounds for photos. I’m a beginner photographer/blogger, and seem to come up short when looking for good backgrounds that work with both head and full-body shots. I try to take notes from others’ photos, but I’m often not sure if it was taken in SL or added in later using Photoshop/GIMP. Any thoughts/advice you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :)

  25. Hi Brena, I don’t use backgrounds for my photos. I take them on location or I just use a plain colored background. I am not very good at green screen shooting and then pasting it on a different background. Always looks unnatural to me.

  26. karlos aquila says:

    can u tell me how i can look like u where i can buy my shape my body mesh and all stuff thanks for your time

  27. Hi there, There’s no doubt that your site could be having web browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however,
    if opening in IE, it’s got some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you
    a quick heads up! Besides that, great site!

  28. Karlos, just go through my blog posts for different shopping ideas. I always list all of my style credits in each post with great details.

  29. www, I’m judging you for your browser choices.

  30. Minka Sloane says:

    Hi there Strawberry! Thank you so much for the shout out. So cool that you mentioned me in your FAQs. You rock!

    xoxo,

    Minka

  31. Winter Jefferson says:

    Hi Strawberry

    I’ve got this rash which has spread all over my genitals… actually, it’s more of a scaly fungus. At this point in time it’s creeping past the back of my knees and I’m waiting for it to meet up with my tinea and maybe create a new life form.

    What do you recommend?

  32. lol I hate you Winter Jefferson :P
    KILL IT WITH FIRE!

  33. Minka, you’re very welcome!

  34. alexax Tebaldi says:

    Hi Strawberry I love your blog and follow it all the time. My question for you is how do you keep your inventory organized? I always wondered, since you must have millions of items, from poses to clothing to objects. Did you ever do a video or tutorial? I go crazy cleaning my inventory every other week but it seems to grow bigger everytime after I read your blog and go shopping again. LOL

  35. Hello Alexax, unfortunately my inventory is not very clean. It’s just hard for me to keep up with keeping it clean and organized with the amount of stuff I have coming in. However, Anya Ohmai has done a very good 4 part tutorial on inventory management so I suggest check that one out, here is the link: http://blog.ohmai.net/?cat=331
    Hope that helps you out!

  36. Candyangelchic says:

    Hi Berry,

    Can you post reviews about Eve and Adam mesh body and head? Thanks!

  37. […] Frequently Asked Questions […]

  38. Hi StrawberrySingh,
    I am somewhat new to Sl and purchased the Maiterya laura body and the new Bento Eva head, but I am not sure how to apply the head to the avi I am using.
    Can you please send me a tutorial link if at all possible?
    Thank you,
    Vahja

  39. Hey Candy! I’ll see if I can. I can’t always afford to buy all the mesh heads and bodies. I’ll go check out the price and see if it’s something that I like enough to buy. Thanks for the suggestion.

  40. Vahja, since you are new to Second Life, I suggest checking out this blog post of mine: Introduction to Second Life: https://strawberrysingh.com/2016/08/31/introduction-second-life
    It has some video tutorials in there that you may find informative. In the Second Intro to Second Life video, I have shown you how to wear the Maitreya mesh body and a mesh head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIx5K1V4KbA

  41. hi strawberry, I recently bought the lara maitreya mesh body and the akeruka newly updated lola mesh bento head,, ive watched a few of your videos and in them with the akeruka heads you seem to have your skin tones matched perfectly. however on mine the head tone always seems darker than the body tone and the neck join is quite visible even using the same maitreya body skin tone applier that comes with the head , if I use say head tone 6 , then the maitreya body tone 6 is always lighter than the head and I cant get a perfect match even with the neck fix on the maitreya body . can you help ? is this a glitch on lola head because on your lara video it looks like a perfect match and on your preview of the lola head it looks a perfect match , but on the new updated lola head the head tone on every skin is darker and the neck join realy stands out . ??

  42. Hello Chloe, I didn’t have that issue, but that may be because of the windlight I use. I use a very bright, clean windlight. If you are using midday windlight, that will usually make seams stand out more. I suggest trying a different windlight like “calwl” or use the neck fix in the Maitreya body HUD and see if that helps. If it still looks bad, then I suggest contacting the Akeruka designer for customer support because I wouldn’t know how to assist you since I don’t have that issue. Thank you.

  43. queenthickberry says:

    Do oooh lala skin work on catya Bento head

  44. Hi Strawberry,

    I just found your youtube videos and blog and really love your content, so thank you!
    I have been away from SL for over a year and, I am coming to grips with the mesh body components.
    However I am noticing a disturbing trend of pubescent looking avatars. I really do not want to look like an 18yr old.

    Have you found any mature skins that work with the new mesh body/heads etc?
    I have been searching the marketplace without much luck.

    Warm regards,

    Sabra

  45. Queen, I am not familiar with oooh lala skins so I do not know. You can contact the designer or check the vendor to see if it says they are.

    Sabra, for mature skins you can try going to League or go to Izzie’s and pick up some of the wrinkle tattoo layers to add a bit more maturity to any skin.

  46. Softly Resident says:

    Hi Strawberry. You seem so knowledgeable on skins, Bento, mesh, and such, and I have confusions that you might be able to help with. My avatar is Maitreya Lara body, and currently classic head and skin. I am strongly considering getting an AKERUKA head, and from your videos I see they come with skin appliers. My confusion is, with the Bento head, once the head skin is chosen, are the various skin appliers that come with it for the body, or is that something extra I’ll need to purchase? I will be wanting to totally detach everything from my original classic avatar, and stick with Maitreya and AK.

  47. Softly, the Akeruka heads come with body appliers for different mesh bodies, including Maitreya. You will not have to purchase them separately. There is a box in the folder called “appliers women boxed” just rez and open that and you will find the body appliers in there.

  48. Strawberry i follow your blog all the time! Love it! Is there a column, meme or info page on SL hair that you have done? What I am looking for is sort of a tutorial for people that are confused about the differences between the older flexi hair; mesh hair; fitted mesh, etc. There are so many choices now as compared to the old days when it was only flexi. However I’ve noticed some people still prefer the flexi but it is hard to find. Any help to steer me to the right path would be helpful

  49. Hello Valium, no sorry, I haven’t done any post like that.

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