Sunday, May 11, 2008

Short awkward poses that end in SPLAT


Long Awkward Pose Aerial Assault set, Free Fallin'


I always ask designers about their source of inspiration, and they say that it comes from lots of stuff. Usually my own posts come from whatever neat cool thing I stumble upon blindly or drunkenly or in the feeds. Usually I wear something, and it spawns some kind of internal narrative: Once upon a time a mechanical octopus met and consumed a young cyber-sailor, resulting in a strange hybrid creature that loves swimming through space and eating raw squid...


Long Awkward Pose Aerial Assault set, The Dive


Once the narration is in my head, I feel like my avatar has become something, and then I can write my post. In this case, I was entirely motivated by poses! Poses are half the fun of Second Life. I mean, if you can't move and dance and sit and stand and fly the way you want to, why bother moving around? I rarely give props to the visionaries who make our lifeless clay breathe, but in this case, how can I help it?


Long Awkward Pose Aerial Assault set, Fly Away


The poses by Dove Swanson (Long Awkward Pose) were the inspiration, and the clothing came second. I needed something that would look comfortable in all of these byzantine positions, so clearly pants (sorry Pip, no feminine clothes while walking on my hands!), and clearly cybernetics. You can't really DO that unless you've got mechanical knees, you know? That's just me, though. I bet some truly bendy Second Life gymnasts can pull these off, and they'd be a blast in an orgy. ...Just seein' if you guys were awake. :D


Long Awkward Pose Aerial Assault set, Ascent


I found the Bad Kitty outfit by Battered Boudoir while fruitlessly poking at the Retrology hunt. Boy do I completely suck at hunts! But then they suck me in, and I'm shopping! These poses remind me of a song. Hm.

Cyberoctopus girl, Cyberoctopus girl,
Does whatever will make her whirl
Spins a web, any size,
Catches thieves just like flies
Is she flexy? Listen bud,
She's got radioactive blood.
Can she swing from a thread
Take a look overhead
Hey, there
There goes the Cyberoctopus girl.


With apologies to the original, of course.


Long Awkward Pose Aerial Assault set, Spider


***Hair: Philotic Energy Wyuna in black
***Cute and frilly bonnet: Le Petit Prince *LPP* Doll Octopus Plugs
***Skin: Boneflower Designs :: Whispers of Night :: Deathly F [Ebon Dusk Stalker]
***Bad knee: Le Petit Prince *LPP* Cyber leg
***Outfit: Battered Boudoir Bad Kitty Outfit
***Boots: ::69:: moccasin boot rouge
***Tattoo: /artilleri/ maggie tattoo
***Belt: [OMFG] Balanced Gear Belt
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