Saturday, November 17, 2007

I never could backwards skate...



The fun started when hyasynth IMed me and said, "Come see the ice skating rink!" She teleported me over and I stared at her as she executed perfect pirouettes on the brand new super-cute sheaf of ice that has frozen over some of silent sparrow.

I watched in great envy, and then said, "Must have! Where?"

hyasynth pointed me toward Skoopf, and off I went. There are some lovely limited editions on sale at the vendor (outside of the ice rink), and I got these to match hyasynth's great new "Marzipan" winter coat. Look at the beautiful steampunk accoutrements on those skates! Certainly keeps my tush warm when I skate around.


Look at us go!

Then, because the skates have a hud, I was able to choose how I wanted to do it. I randomized all the settings and spent an hour having more fun in Second Life than I've had since hyasynth bullied me into finding Pie, my piebald pony. Skating is my new cool hobby, and I must admit it taps into my old love of ballet in a way that doesn't require a few years of retraining (darn that virtual reality, giving me all the benefits of real life with none of the hard work).

I'm planning to hit the silent sparrow rink often this winter, especially because Georgia never snows.



What am I wearing?

Hat: Silver Rose, Marie's Chapeau in Night (Caledon VictoriaCity
Hair: Hiccup Amelieish in black, (Caribe!, Lions Shore, 14, 105, 20)
Coat: ~silentsparrow~ Marzipan in cocoa, with one of the many tail options (short, closed), (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
Muff: Fuzzy white muff freebie by Cornelia Rothschild, found on a cart vendor in Caledon VictoriaCity, (Caledon VictoriaCity
Stockings and bloomers: ~silentsparrow~ from the limited edition Spider Mary set in clementine, (silent sparrow, 176, 138, 729)
Skates: Skoopf icicles limited edition Steamers, (On sale at the silent sparrow ice rink!)
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