Saturday, September 5, 2009

Big

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My avatar is normally tiny. This is because the human is small too -- I'm part Asian, so what I think of as a normal-sized human is usually about 2/3 the size of a westerner. That means that I'm not sure what constitutes a 'large' avatar. This fine challenge helped me think through it. To me, 'big' indicates more than spare. Saddlebags, tummy fat, lovehandles, boobs -- I upped all those sliders until my girl looked like she had some extra. Then, I made her tall and tough! I still don't know if this qualifies as big -- I always have to adjust prims down to size for my normal avvie, and this girl doesn't have to adjust much at all...

I'm trying to maintain Acha-style, however, so the big girl gets to be fey.

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(SLURLS here)
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum Shadow Keeper - Red Shine
***Necklace: Otaku Designs Ghost Ankh Necklace
***Boots: *katat0nik* ghostfire boots red/black
***Dress: Plastik Aishalune Headache Black
***Skin/eyes: Frick Demonology hunt skin, nemesis - ash

Something vaguely normal looking

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Ever notice that when you stop doing something bad for you for a while (like drink a mocha every day), doing it again makes your body feel blech? I've got my super-saturated iced coffee in front of me, and all I want is a nice hot mint tea. Darn.

I've got a few more things to share today. First, (Medley) is a new shop in Thibedeau. I'm wearing a nicely understated skin from this shop, as well as those super-skinny grey pants. One can never have to many tight 80s jeans (hell, I wish I still had the chic jeans I wore in junior high), and these fit the bill nicely. I've also got on a new shirt from ~momo~ that echoes the 80s style in the high-drawn waist and big sleeves. I'm waiting for my shoulderpads... (SLURL to Medley) (SLURL to ~momo~). Oh yes, and that neato color-scripted set of headphones for the ears and neck are from Mr. Noam. (SLURL to Gritty Kitty)

Finally, the jewelry and shoes are extremely cheap items from the labor day sale at Carwash. What a great sale! I went and made out like a bandit on boots from Sentou Yousei and this jewelry from U&R Dogs. (See the post about the jewelry at Beanie's blog!)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Hair: Junwave Misa*black
***Hair ribbon: H+K Lolita Ribbon
***Tattoo: ~momo~ candyfilled tattoo
***Skin: (Medley) Kiri - NeverSeesSun - purple cateye
***Pants: (Medley) Super Skinnies - Grey
***Shoes: *BF* Saints SY Blue - Carwash sale item
***Earrings: U&R Dogs blue Pierce (DOT) -- Carwash sale item
***Bracelet: U&R Dogs Gondoliera Bracelet - Carwash sale item
***Headphones: Gritty Kitty Graphic Headphones (color scripted)
***Shirt: ~momo~ love top gray

Onenine!

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Some days, you just gotta be a demonic auto mechanic. Beanie Canning IM'd me this morning squeaking happily about 19 (Onenine). This shop has the infamous and awesome motorcycle, but it also has a bunch of other things, including a board of freebies (the hat, necklace and cigarette that I'm sporting) and these (not free) super-awesome coveralls. Beanie asked if I'd write about some Onenine stuff too, and I happily agreed -- I love this shop. Beanie's post about Onenine is over here, and she links to the creator's blog, which I'm about to go stalk... (SLURL to Onenine)

The rest of my outfit is the result of various acquisitions from yesterday. The skin is from Frick's Demonology Hunt offering, as are the eyes. -- I really adore this skin. It goes well with my horns and bracelets, which are brand-new from (Silver Wheel). Now I just need some demonic arse-crack and I'm all set to work on your wheels! (SLURL to Silver Wheel), (SLURL to Frick)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Shoes: Akeyo chucks - skulley
***Overalls: Onenine Coverall Red
***Bracelets: Silver Wheel Undertaker
***Horns: Silver Wheel Ram Horns (nose)
***Tattoos: Kanival Tattoo 84. chaos blood
***Hair: EkoEko Slug (japanese black)
***Skin: Frick Nemesis Goth / Nemesis eyes red - Demonology hunt item
***Hat: Onenine-cap-newero (store freebie)
***Necklace: Onenine-necklace-ladies (store freebie)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Glitter everywhere

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So then I took all the same designers as my last post and wore different kinds of stuff from them. I kind of like this look -- reminds me even more of Joan of Arc, for some reason. Maybe it's the stylized Wild O hair, or the elaborate braiding on the frock? I don't know, but this was a fun exercise.

Now back to the child, whom I see has broken out the art supplies. Including the glitter...damn. The house is going to sparkle for days.

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***Hair: Wild O Juliet black w/ Juliet hairpiece
***Skin: Pink Fuel Raine Intoxicate
***Tattoo: Kanival Tattoo 84. Chaos Blood
***Boots: Gbberish La Jalousie Boots (betwitched)
***Dress: Zephi's shop Gold Red Gothic Dress

The goose is getting fat

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Yesterday I ran into Saur Holt while running around on the Demonology hunt. She was getting her shop (PND) ready for Halloween, putting out millions of pumpkins and things that were fabulous and orange. I realized happily that it's here, my favorite season -- Autumn! In honor of this, I put on a rich velvety lolita dress, something I've had around for a while. It's from Zephi's Shop -- this small boutique offers a few lovely gothic lolita items, well worth a look for this genre, and a few very interesting cosplay items. Full suit of Joan of Arc-esque armor?

My shoes, from Gbberish, are perfect with it. This is another small, eclectic boutique, and the shoes and boots are just great. The store has a men's section and women's section and furniture as well, all very creative stuff. (I bought some boots that I'm sure will be showing up in a day or two.) Calling Elusyve: in the Gbberish woman's department is a gorgeous orange frock that has your name written all over it.

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***Hair: Wild O otome hair red
***Skin: Pink Fuel Raine - starlett
***Pierce: *No Mercy* <3 Heartsie <3
***Socks: H+K rose dot overknee socks (gray-blue)
***Shoes: Gbberish Vintage Heels (topaz)
***Dress: Zephi's Shop AKA Lace Gothic Dress
***Earrings: Zephi's Shop Rose Tears Earring - store freebie

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Purple on Dark

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I'm up really really late for a school day! I finally understand what this means -- with a child in pre-K and work that starts even earlier, being awake at 7 AM is kinda like sleeping in. Which brings me to the question, why the hell did I stay up so late? I'm still not sure. I think I was angsting over the fact that I'm about to pour 1300 USD into my car. This is why Second Life is so much better than Other Life -- if something breaks, fixing it will probably cost me less than ten bucks.

I was in a dark mood, so I put on this incredibly dramatic Plastik skin. Once again, I'm awed by how many shades Aikea can get out of darkness... She's totally like one of the darkweavers from Utopia Hunters! I'm eating one of Evie's Closet's group gift faeries -- crunchy, good with tea. The dress is of course Blue Blood; I can recognize Ghanima's fabric from 50 paces. This dress is the Lorena in purple, and the sculpts are a whole lot like paws. Awright. To bed with my incoherent damned self. It's a good thing nobody reads this shite! (SLURL to Blue Blood)

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(More SLURLs here)
***Tattoo: Kanival tattoo 88. floral circle
***Mouth fairy: Evie's Closet Oops! Munch faery
***Outfit: Blue Blood Lorena Purple
***Eyes: Hal*Hina eyes glass black
***Boots: Lazy Places Myth Satyr Demonology hunt boots
***Piercings: Otaku Designs Heart Attack Facial Piercings
***Hair: Tekuteku anne2 japanese-black
***Skin and ears: Plastik baelelven Jett - Scales / Rage elven ears - Jett

Foxy Orange

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Alexiel was kind enough to send me a review of her Red Vixen skin. I really love the markings on the face of this cute fops, and the ears and tail move with a will of their own. Also with this outfit I've got on Ezura's new leather strapped outfit in black -- something simple for such a vivid skin. The hair is from House of Munster -- come back soon, ok guys? I miss you.

Forgive me for being short on words today. The school term has begun, and I'm caught up in a mess of teaching. Some of the stories...heh. Apparently one of my students bought a pirated copy of the textbook, complete with a xeroxed publication page and stolen cover. Not the right edition at all, quite amazing!

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***Hair: House of Munster Fluffeh *black and white*
***Outfit: ezura Leather Strapped Outfit *black
***Boots: TESLA Absolute Boots in black
***Bracelets: LouLou & Co Bracelets Nostalgia blck
***Skin: 3rd Wing Red Vixen set - skin, ears, tail
***Piercings: Otaku Designs heart attack facial piercings

new build :D
Bonus photo! hyasynth and I are in the new ~silentsparrow~ build, to debut shortly...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sleepy, green

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Heh. This outfit seems like a remix of my week's outfit, only in pretty green. Katat0nik released a lot of different colors of her adorable S&S dress -- including this one that went so nicely with the new Plastik skins that I couldn't help wearing it. I'm getting a little more neko than yesterday -- today I have ears, even if someone cut off my tail. I'm also in Dark Eden boots with cute little straps at the ankle and knee, and flowers too. so cute for looking so badass...

Forgive me. I have been awake since 6 AM teaching, and my brain is ultimately fuzzy.

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***Ears: Atomic V2 Neko Ear Pierced
***Hair: Gritty Kitty Butters - green
***Dress: *katat0nik* (lime) S&S Dress
***Shirt under the dress: Curious Kitties update group gift, Scratchy Storm Cloud shirt
***Boots: Dark Eden Empress Boots in black
***Skin: Plastik Bael Elven Tourmaline - Cateye
***Eyes: Plastik JadedCollection Mischa Green
***Armlet: G Field Metal Rose Armlet purple - old group gift

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

10L from Tea Lane

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Hm. I was feeling vaguely neko (meaning, I totally neglected to put on ears and a tail), so I put on this skin. Mew? ...I'm wearing it with shitkicking boots, which are a necessary neko accessory, and an [Atomic] tanktop and hair. These items are all set off by a 10L dress from Tea Lane -- the Charcoal Cynthia dress, on sale for the Carwash labor day event. So monochromatic, except for that splash of bright red! I really like the texturing on the bodice of this dress, and I also like the lace overlaying the neatly-made skirts. Nice job, women! (SLURL to the Carwash labor day sale).

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(More SLURLs here)
***Skin: Nomine WL Neko
***Pierce: FlipSide Mouth Attach 14
***Choker: Schadenfreude Jerry's Lament choker
***Boots: Zero Number Wo Boots
***Eyes: Hal*Hina eyes-black (L)
***Hair: Atomic hair bryan - midnight
***Tank under dress: Atomic shredded tank antique
***Armband: Perturb/ation ToRiCo armlet (black)
***Dress: Tea Lane Charcoal Cynthia (10L!) for the Carwash labor day sale

Bearded ladies

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Can you tell I've been missing Mourna?! My daughter picked my color scheme, which is pink on pink, of course. Then Katat0nik liked my outfit and I said, "Fine! You're photoing with me!" Of course she did it better -- I love how she paired the bloody stripe vest and pants with teal. Then she added her ringmaster hair and duck shoot mustachio, and we're both totally ready for our new SL careers as sideshow barkers.

The vest is new from Schadenfreude, and comes in colors to match almost all of the stripe pants. I note that the electro-cute set goes really well with the vests too. Now I'm going to go steal the rest of Kat's outfit!

Edit: I went to the shop to make sure the vests were out and couldn't see them up yet. I guess this is officially a 'coming soon to an elephant near you' post.

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***Eyes: Tekuteku eko eye wine pink
***Hair: *katat0nik* (naturals) Ringmaster hair
***Mustache: *katat0nik* from the duck shoot dress
***Tie: Schadenfreude HUD controlled tie with oxford collar necktie set 1 / chained necktie
***Shoes: *katat0nik* Ghostfire Boots (pink/black) / (teal/black)
***Skin: Plastik BaelElvenRaspberri-Cateye / dunno kat's skin! Curio's moonbeam perhaps?
***Vest: Schadenfreude hot pink stripe vest / bloody stripe vest
***Pants: Schadenfreude hot pink stripe pants, pegged / bloody stripe pants, pegged

Monday, August 31, 2009

Worlds collide

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I feel so sheepish today. In my second class of the day, Speech, a very nice young student came in and stared at me thoughtfully. "Do you do art?" She asked.

"...Er. What kind of art?"

She began to describe this website. "I googled your name, and this came up," she said.

Heh. At least this is a simple paon to Second Life fashion, and not something horribly weird! Makes me remember that online and offline lives collide often -- one is really just the extension of the other. So hello, students! Welcome to my hobby. I hope this isn't too strange...

For today's slice of homage, I'm wearing so many awesome colors. Plastik released new Bael skins that come with amazing ears. This one is the Candy color, and I wore it especially because it matched this new tape outfit from ~momo~. ~momo's~ been on a theme lately, if the last vinyl (record, not material) outfit was any indication! Topping (bottoming?) it off are the new Absolute Boots from Tesla in this vivid shade of yellow. I look so 80s fey!

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***Eyes: Tekuteku eko-eyes (wine) store freebie
***Hair: Kurotsubaki hair heart-Q-pink
***Shoes: TESLA Absolute Boots in *yellow*
***Skin/ears: Plastik Rage Elven Ears in Candy / BaelElven - Candy - Cateye
***Outfit: ~momo~ LeCasette in pink
***Wreath: Flower Power Daffodil wreath

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Not me: Sven Okonomi

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I'm having one of those days. Nothing was attaching at all, so I called in a guest-model for my blog. Sven showed up with this on his head. "Couldn't get any hair to attach," he said cheerfully. Sven so perfectly exemplified the kind of morning I'd been having that we photo'd anyway.

I start teaching tomorrow! I admit that I'm terrified, but then feel pretty confident about my ability. I'm bossy enough that worst comes to worst I'll just boss everyone around. :D That's teaching, right?

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***Shirt: /artilleri/ stripe/navy lightblue bowling shirt
***Pants: Elephant outfitters male classic cargo's in gray
***Shoes: Urban Bomb Unit, pornstar hi-tops
***Bag: Mire, Gentleman's apparel, paper bag head. 9 faces!