{ My Yearbook Photo } Smile Challenge Meme

Strawberry Singh‘s back to doing her Monday Memes and I’m so glad I’m able to participate in one again.  I admit this one was pretty easy and straightforward and well, just plain fun!   All I had to do was bare my pearly pixel teef and snap a photo!  But it did take me back a bit to those days… picking out that perfect outfit you were going to wear for your school picture, thinking about how you’d wear your hair and trying to keep it perfect for picture time with an entire can of hairspray, pre-picture angst over that surprise pimple that would be captured for all eternity in your yearbook photo, and whether to smile with or without teeth, or not smile at all because.. well.. you know some teeth should remain hidden.

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The default SL avatar has a notoriously creepy looking smile most of the time.. erring a bit on the side of psychotic.  Thus came along many different alternatives to creating a ‘smile’ from teeth/alphas to an actual mesh mouth or in my case here, a mesh head that has several different expressions to choose from.  The mesh head I’m using is from Slink, called “Visage” and comes in 2 different shape styles: Emma and Becky. They’ve been around for quite a while now, however, not too many skinners in SL actually carry appliers for them. With so many mesh parts on the market, I think that skin creators just have their hands full keeping up.  This is the first skin I’ve ever purchased from Deetalez and I was quite pleased with how it turned out on the mesh head.  In the past I’ve used appliers from Glam Affair (here), Pink Fuel (here) and also from Izzie’s (here). The Mesh Project has had a lot of success with their mesh heads from what I’ve seen, but they also come at a much higher price.  At this point I haven’t been ready to spend that much to try one. The fun part about mesh heads is definitely the variety of facial expressions.  Some might say I cheated to achieve the more attractive looking smile for my yearbook photo, but I would say I was being resourceful :P.

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And since we were on the topic of school, GizzA has just released a couple very cute and very plaid dresses that seemed to go right along this theme. I thought I’d get myself into double trouble and head on over to the location from this past weekend’s party at Elysion (an adult sim): “Fast Times at Elysion High”.  The amount of detail Syn puts into her themed party builds always amazes me and with a little PS magic I was able to put myself (twice) right back there for some afterschool extracurriculars… *ahem!* I mean… extra credit! I have always been a bit of an overachiever. Hehe.

Well if you want to join in the fun, definitely go check out Berry’s Yearbook Flickr Group and feel free to add your own smiley snapshot!  Stay cool and see ya round the halls. ❤

~ Trinetty Skytower ~

STYLE CREDITS

Pic #1 (Yearbook Photo)

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Skin – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Melly Blazer (rose) – KITJA **NEW** @Kustom9

Pose/Prop – Yearbook Prop – oOo Studio

Pic #2 (Teacher’s Pets)

Girl on the Left

Mesh Head – Visage “Emma” – Slink

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya **NEW**

Mesh Feet – High Feet – Slink

Skin/Appliers – Laura “Glossy” b1 (mixedtype) – Deetalez

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Gone – Magika **NEW**

Accessory – Goto Glasses – HOC Industries

Outfit – Stacey Dress (plaid beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes – Eleanor T-strap Heels (brown) – GizzA

Jewelry – Butterfly Necklace – =ZENITH= **NEW** @L’accessories

Pose – #261 – Slouch

Girl on the Right

Skin – Romy (America 01 G) – Glam Affair

Mesh Hands – Casual – Slink

Mesh Ears – HUTUU – MANDALA

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

Hair – Harmony (Ponytail – Browns) – TRUTH **NEW**

Accessory – Nerd Glasses – Mad Mesh

Outfit – Emily Dress (black beige) – GizzA **NEW**

Shoes/Socks – Windie (black) – CandyDoll

Pose – Stands 438M – !bang

{ Reading is Dreaming with Open Eyes } Book Meme

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Firstly the big news here is ARCADE IS OPEN!!!  Yes, I’m late on the announcement but I’ve been pretty side-tracked with starting back to school at the beginning of this year.  It’s been requiring a great deal of my time and so I’ve had to step back from SL considerably, however, I couldn’t miss out on Arcade.  It’s truly one of my favorite events, but omgosh I just can’t ever control my spending.  Each round overwhelms me with the cuteness and creativity and I want ALL THE THINGS!  So here I had to show off to you this wonderful set of book inspired pieces from Vespertine… The bookstore building is the perfect little reader’s hideaway to become immersed into your imagination.  Make sure you take a peek at my credits below to see all the other great items that you can find at Arcade, with the exception of my outfit which is a new release from GizzA!  This dress is sexy yet flirty and can take on a casual look or go more ‘night out on the town’ as it’s available in a non-argyle more glitzy fabric as well.  The neck cowl is also optional.

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Since Ms. Strawberry Singh decided to do a book meme last week coinciding with my very literary blogpost, I thought I’d go ahead and take part!  So here you go…

  1. Are you a bookworm? – Sadly no.  I actually envy those that read regularly, getting lost in a book for hours.  I remember doing that as a young teen.  Reading a whole book in a day, but nowadays I’m lucky if i make it to page 20 without falling asleep.  I suppose it depends on the subject matter though.  I just rarely have time to do it.  And I’m one of those unfortunate people that can’t read on a plane or in a car due to motion sickness.
  2. Which do you prefer: hardcover, paperback or electronic? – I think either hardcover or paperback would be my choice.  I haven’t really tried to get into electronic formats.  I have an iPad but have never downloaded a book for it.  I do read a lot of articles or magazines electronically just not books.
  3. Which book is your favorite? – Hmmm well this has changed several times over the years when I did take time to read.  But I admit I have a bit of a naughty streak for literature.  My current book is from “The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy” by Anne Rice and they were recommended to me by a friend who knew I had a penchant for the risque.  They are very.. graphic yet intriguing to me.  Prior to that collection my favorite was Nicci French’s “Killing Me Softly” which is an erotic thriller.
  4. Which children’s book is your favorite? – I really love kids’ books too.  Dr. Seuss was always a long time favorite author, particularly “Fox in Socks”. I’ve read it so much that I’m pretty fast at all the tongue-twisters.  I also love the Pigeon book series by Mo Willems because they are interactive.  And I love reading aloud to little ones using silly voices and stuff. 😛
  5. What’s the last book you’ve read? – The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty (book 1 from above)
  6. Name your top five favorite writers: – Anne Rice, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Nicholas Sparks, and Dr. Seuss
  7. Name a book that had a strong impact on you: – The Pearl by John Steinbeck .. I read it in the 8th grade but the story is still very much embedded in my mind.  It really emphasized to me the darkness of greed and how one decision can impact your entire life.
  8. Favorite & least favorite book genres? – Well I guess you can tell I really enjoy the erotic novels, but ever since I was young I also loved suspense/mystery/thrillers because they keep my attention and excitement.  I do also love Romance /Drama because of the feels.  I don’t get into non-fiction lest I feel like I’m reading a textbook for school.
  9. Favorite & least favorite book-to-movie adaptions? – I don’t think I have a major opinion on this.  I know a lot of people get really upset about movies butchering books, but perhaps I don’t analyze it to that extent.
  10. Have you ever bought a book based on the cover alone? – I’m sure I have… however I tend to prefer reading an excerpt of the text to get a feel for the writing style and the type of reading it is to see if I think I will like it.  A beautiful cover will always garner attention though.
  11. Where do you usually buy your books? – Mostly through Amazon.  I used to shop Borders or Barnes and Noble but there isn’t really one that convenient to where I live right now.
  12. Do you go to the library? – Yes, but usually more so for my children.
  13. How many books do you own? – Probably about 20-25.  Not too many really.  It’s definitely something I wish I did more of.
  14. If you were to write a book about Second Life, which topic would you focus on? The social factor.  I find it very interesting what motivates people to seek out others through a virtual world platform and all the different ways you can enjoy that interaction and how fulfilling that can be for people.

I will admit this meme was a little difficult for me because I’m not as much of a bookworm as I’d like to be.  Maybe that’s something I can remedy in the future… there is something very relaxing and magical about being lost in a book I think.  If you’d like to take part in this meme, check out Berry’s Blog for more information!  Happy Reading!

Bookstore-Inside

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Mimi (#8) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON

Hair – Leighton (browns) MESH – ISON

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Makeup – Mimi Lipgloss (#15) – Belleza **NEW** @Arcade

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Belted Dress (Argly Plum) MESH – GizzA **NEW**

Boots – Lauren Wedge Boots (leaf) – League

Bracelets – La Cubelle Fashionista MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Fameshed

POSES / SCENE

Rumi #6  – Kirin Poses **NEW**

Bookworm’s Nest Set (complete) – Vespertine **NEW** @Arcade

Ikat dhurrie rug (kohl) – Zaara **NEW** @Arcade

Ruffled Rug – Apple Fall **NEW** @Arcade

CopyCat Art – (NO) **NEW** @ Arcade

Dear John Set – Old Radio, John’s Cabinet (RARE) – O.M.E.N. **NEW** @Arcade

Bric-a-Brac Desk – Phone (RARE) – .aisling. **NEW** @Arcade

Potted Plant & Weeds – Zigana **NEW** @Arcade

Bike (RARE) – Lark **NEW** @Arcade

Tabby Cat – Zooby’s

Landscaping by Studio Skye & Botanical

 

{ On a Sparkling Sea… Would You Wait for Me? } & Berry’s Black & White Portrait Challenge

I have a confession…I fell in love.  I couldn’t not have it.  The dress, that is.  I mean, I’ve been in love with Zaara Kohime’s designs for years, but this NEW Suhina dress… I knew it must be mine.  In fact, I’ve rarely taken it off since getting it because… well just look at it.  It’s gorgeous.  It’s sparkly sequin like fabric shimmers wrapped around me and it paired perfectly with her Atiriya jewelry pieces.  It comes in many other just as lovely colors, but with me sporting blonde hair these days, and my favorite grey Promise Eyes from IKON, the grey faded to aqua gown was the perfect choice.  I decided to take this pic and use another love of mine… Bokeh.  I’m sure if you look at many of my photos you’ll see that it’s a commonly used effect.  (DON’T HATE ON MY BOKEH)  I just love the soft, romantical whimsy it gives.  This particular choice of bokeh I loved for the shimmery effect.  You can find bokeh brushes pretty easily (deviantart.com is a great source) and create your own effects in PS, or a texture that you can overlay on the image.  I used a combination of both for my pic here.

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And since Miss Strawberry Singh decided to do a Black and White Portrait Challenge for her meme this week, I took a close up version to de-saturate and play along.  I don’t actually do very many black and white portraits.  If I do, I tend towards the vintage look and sepia.  It takes some mastering I think to get a photo to pop when you do it in black and white.  Contrast is key.  I tend to up the contrast slider much more on a black and white than I would on a colored photo.

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I wish you all a great day… ❤

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Kaelyn (America 02) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Promise Eyes (Grey) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Rowan (light blondes) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & High Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Suhina Gown (aquamarine) MESH – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Atiriya Stone Earrings, Necklace & Bracelets (aqua-silver) MESH – Zaara

Shoes – Hera Heels (silver) – Slink **NEW**

POSES

Poses – Model 550 (Close up) & 582 (full body) – Manifeste

{ Shhh… Winter is Coming } Winter Season Challenge

Goodbye fall…. Winter is coming!  I am always awed how timely Ms. Strawberry Singh is with her Monday Memes and I usually wish to participate if only I could fit it into my already crazy schedule… but the truth is, I can barely keep up.  We’ll just say that this time I got lucky and it coincided with this planned winter pic. 😀

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And thanks to The Arcade opening up on December 1st, there are PLENTY of  winter themed goodies up for gacha.  It’s open all month, so you have lots of time to get on over there and spend those lindens.  I’ll be showing off all my favorite finds from there the rest of this month as well.

Now.. onto the questions *ahem*:

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I’m on the East Coast of the US just outside of Washington DC so winter can go either way really.  The past few years it’s been unusually warm and only snowed/flurried once or twice and never lasted more than a day.  It can often be in the 30s/40s Farenheit temperature-wise but snow is a rare occurrence.  When it flurries, the city shuts down.  No.. seriously. It does.  And I laugh. Cuz I’m from Michigan :D.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Snow of course.  And Michigan winters have lots of snow.  I was born in a snowstorm so it’s in my blood I think.  After snow, I think of fireplaces and hot cocoa.  Those three things really go together, always.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Again, not really extreme, but I had tried downhill skiing unsuccessfully as a kid (that means I didn’t make it down the hill standing).  Cross-country was always a winner.  I loved being in the cold and working up a sweat.  Depending on the hill, sledding could be considered extreme… I’ll just leave it at that.
  4. What do you like most about this season? –  What’s not to love?? Christmas and my birthday are both in winter! I do love the cool air, seeing my breath, the tingly feeling when coming in from outside and my nose is like ice, putting my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snowflakes falling covering everything in a blanket of white, really it’s quite beautiful.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – Yes, I celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday as well as Advent.  Christmas was always a big deal, and full of lots of special family traditions, and those are things I’m not carrying down to my own kids… hoping they’ll remember it as fondly as I always did.

Thanks Berry for another fun meme.. Glad I got to be a part of it this time!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Gemma (Europa 08) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Quicksilver) – IKON **NEW** @FaMESHed

Hair – Daisy (Moon stone) MESH – D!va **NEW** @Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Everdeen Dress (Snowflake) MESH – DRIFT **NEW** @LazySundays (exclusive)

Accessory – Foxy Neck Snuggler (Sugar) MESH – .Birdy. **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Grace Wand (Rose Gold / Aquamarine) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Storybook Royalty Crown (Woodland) MESH – Schadenfreude **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Jewelry – Luna Ring (05) MESH – Shakeup! **NEW** @Arcade

Shoes – Noella Heels (Ivory) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / PROP

Mulberry Lantern (03) – LISP (full shot)

Hana 01 – Kirin Poses (close up)

SCENERY

Enchanted Tunnel – Skye Studio

{ City Stroll } Autumn Challenge

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As promised I have some more newness from ColdLogic to show off to you.  I decided to also make it a part of Strawberry Singh’s Autumn Challenge Meme by answering a few quick questions on the subject of “Fall”.  I hope everyone’s enjoying the start to October!

  1. Is autumn your favorite season? Why or why not? – Yes, most definitely without a doubt.  I grew up in Michigan and so Autumn was a bigger deal and lasted much longer than the Fall season I get in Virginia now.  I am just a cooler weather girl… I love my warm sweaters and jeans and sitting around a fire with some hot cocoa.  I would opt for this over hot, sweaty summer any day. 😛
  2. Do you call it Autumn or Fall? – I use them both really.
  3. What kind of weather does your area get during this season? – It’s mostly sunny and mild in the high 60s or low 70s.  Much warmer than I prefer for this season, but as long as I can wear a sweater I’m happy.
  4. Which color do you always associate with autumn? – Rusty Orange
  5. Which Autumn themed sim is your favorite at the moment? – Mine? kidding! lol.. I haven’t really gotten a chance to see all of them out there.  But the newly renovated Floorplan sim where I took these pics is on the top of my list right now.  As well as Vespertine’s.  So many details put into these beautiful locations.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Autumn – Belleza **NEW** (FLF item)

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW** @The Boutique

Hair – Juniper (browns) MESH – Truth **NEW** @The Season’s Story

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Medium Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Top –  Hedley Shirt (Cinnamon) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Bottoms – Brewster Pants (Cocoa) MESH – ColdLogic **NEW**

Shoes – Delia Heels (Latte) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Collabor88

**for use with Slink Feet only**

Purse – Minkomink Bag (brown) MESH – {u.f.o} **NEW** @The Season’s Story

Jewelry – Dew Encrusted Teardrop Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @Collabor88

POSES

Stands 215 & 213 – !Bang Poses

LOCATION

The Floorplan Sim

{ A Delicate Flower } Windlight Challenge

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Well it seems as though I’m going to attempt to kill many birds with one stone here.  (Sorry little birdies!)  I decided to use these photo(s) as a good example for Strawberry Singh’s Windlight Challenge.  Though it may not be thee most creative of all windlights I use.   I’ll explain why more later and maybe it still is of help to ‘someone’ out there.  I’m also showcasing some items from The ARCADE, FaMESHed, and the upcoming Fifty Linden Fridays.  I’m a busy girl.. gotta keep it movin.

So without further ado… here’s the Q&A:

  1. Do you use windlight while taking pictures? If not, why not? Yes!  I definitely do.  I honestly would be lost without them.  And have been.  On occasion when updating my viewer didn’t take care to save my created Windlights and lost them when doing a clean install.  I might’ve cried that day.  So now I’m very careful as I rely on them for all my photos.  I will share that my discovery of Windlight settings and subsequent falling in love was after coming across Elysium Eilde’s photography.  Her vibrant and rich colors to her photos inspired me to get creative with my own.
  2. When taking a closeup snapshot for a profile picture, which windlight preset do you use most often? I don’t really have a designated go-to windlight that i use for profile pictures.  Most of the time, even when doing closeups in world, I will use whatever setting I’m using for a full body photo and just take care to adjust the time of day and sun angle to not cast too many shadows on the face that wash out the skin.  If I’m shooting a photo in my makeshift studio then I select one of my pre-made Studio WLs that are probably tweaked from some of the default ones that came with the Firestorm viewer.  (I’ve included some of those below).
  3. Which windlight presets do you use for full body portraits? Again, I really do customize most every single one.  It completely depends on the mood of the photo and the colors in the elements of the photo.  Sometimes I really like to play up the sky coloring and make it something unusual and unexpected.  Some examples of that are HERE and HERE and um… HERE too. 🙂
  4. If you do landscape photography, which windlights do you use for that most often? I rarely do landscape photography, but as I mentioned before, playing with the coloring of the sky can really create a dramatic backdrop for any photo.  If possible I love to use sunset, or sunrise windlights to set a mood when doing landscape pictures.  I will agree Annan Adored’s windlight settings are very dramatic.  And as Berry mentioned, sometimes just using the default sim windlight is enough.  Usually the person that created the environment, chooses a windlight to set the tone for the sim and enjoying it in its original state is great.
  5. Do you have any tricks or tips that you could share for using Windlight effectively? My tip is play with all the buttons.  Definitely the sun/moon position and angle and for me the sun brightness and ambient lighting are the most commonly modified.  Although lately, I have been working on playing with the density and haze horizon settings more to give that far off faded look to things in the distance.  I’ve also found that making sure to lock the clouds helps avoid certain graphics glitches when shooting photos with shadows and ambient occlusion on.  You can also adjust the color of the clouds and really give your photos a very different two-toned look in the sky.  And lastly, don’t just play with the sky settings…. if you’re shooting over where there is water, don’t forget to take that into consideration as well.  Like my above photo, having reflection in the water adds a lot of realism to photography in Second Life.
  6. Have you created any windlights that you would be willing to share with us? I do.  And I’ve uploaded several of them HERE for you to try out, including the “Midday Hazy Blue” sky and “Glassy with Waves” water settings I used for the photos in this post.  Please keep in mind though that this picture was post-processed and I did add a lot of contrast and brightness as well as de-saturated it some to get the final look.

I hope that I was able to give a little more insight into how I achieve the look in some of my photos, and hopefully that is useful to some of you as you experiment.  I am so very glad to have access to so many wonderful windlights built into the Firestorm viewer that they really do give a great base to start from and to the many other photographers who have so graciously shared their custom settings for us to try too. 😀

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Candy Skin (America 03) –  Glam Affair **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Giz (Rare Type B – Citrine) MESH – D!va **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Lili Blouse/Skirt (HUD texture change) MESH – Mutresse **NEW**

Jewelry – Charmed Necklace (silver) MESH – Cae’s **NEW** @FaMESHed

Shoes – Lolita Espadrilles (Linen) MESH – Gos Boutique

PROPS / SET / POSES

Wood Fence MESH – Five Minutes After

Grass,Wildflowers & Chair – [We’re CLOSED]

Flowering Grass & Birds – Happy Mood

“Saffron” Singles Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for FLF (Fifty Linden Fridays)

{ Like a Virgin } My 10 SL Firsts Meme

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This is a blog about firsts and it’s fitting that this is actually the very *first* blog meme I’ve participated in as well (So thank you very much Strawberry Singh for being my First)!  I was rather stoked that it coincided with some rather cool 80s throwback charm jewelry by (Yummy) released at Collabor88 this round  that totally inspired me to do a full on set from the era of my youth.  I hope those of you that grew up in the 80s can appreciate the nostalgia going on in here.  I fully admit to having far too much fun putting it all together and was amazed at all the awesome retro stuff out there in SL (in mesh even!). I could have totally kept going but resisted on account of it turning out to look like a scene out of “Hoarders” 1980 style.

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And so without further ado… Let’s go back in time to my virginly days in SL and I’ll tell you a little about my 1st experiences.  No judging allowed! LOL

  1. First SL Friend: Pixie, I met her on Help Island my first day in SL and we went through all the tutorials together and then ventured into the great unknown of the metaverse.  We stayed friends for a few years even through many weddings and lots of drama, but ultimately we grew apart.
  2. First SL Kiss: Pixie LOL (I was experimenting!! and welp, someone had to hop on those poseballs with me!)
  3. First SLex time/place/partner: uh… yeah I think I will refer to question #2. and it was on a piano. 😛
  4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband: I have only ever had one partner in SL and his name is Bio Flow.  I met him my first month in SL at Sweethearts Jazz Club and when I found out he was Aussie, I might’ve got a wee bit excited thinking about his accent.  But we were together in SL for 3.5 years (which is like 35 years in SL) and did the whole big wedding thing, and even a vow renewal after some rocky times.
  5. First SL Job: My first official job which I usually dismiss was as a store model for Damage Clothing… I basically stood on some sexy pose stand wearing their clothes and talking to people that came in the store.  It was crap for money and didn’t last long.  I moved onto being a Hostess at Sweethearts and then to being a Photographer.
  6. First SL Creation: A pillow.  And I remember it was fugly but functional. I even learned how to add a sit script in it.  I was so proud of myself.
  7. First Encounter with a Linden: I believe it was summer of 2008 while working at Sweethearts, but I don’t remember which Linden it was that popped over.  Nor did I really understand who they were… I think I actually believed all the Lindens were related at first.  LOL like this whole family is running SL.  Yes, I’m a dork.
  8. First Encounter with a SLebrity: omgosh I really don’t even know on this one, I’ve come in to contact with quite a few designers or creators but probably didn’t realize at the time even.  I think it was probably Agnes Finney of My Precious because I won a photo contest for her store back in January 2009 and they held a party to celebrate the winners.  I remember trying to be all professional and not act like a noob fangirl…. but in the end, I don’t necessarily buy into the SLebrity thing.  We’re all just people behind a computer.  I do however have great respect and admiration for the talents of many people in SL.
  9. First SL Sim you fell in love with: Hmm… It’s a toss up between The SL Botanical Gardens and Inspire Space Park.  I frequented many gardens in my initial days after discovering that SL wasn’t just a series of nude beaches, this one always had lots of different nooks and things to explore and I always found it a fun, peaceful retreat.  It was a friend that introduced me to Inspire and I was immediately in awe.  I mean, how cool is it when you can float through space watching the planets pass by while listening to trippy music like some psychedelic Disney ride in Tomorrowland!!
  10. First SL Blog Post: Well considering I’m new to blogging, it wasn’t that long ago really. March 21st, 2013 was my first official day as a blogger and my post was about New Beginnings.  Nothing out of the ordinary except my attempt at not overly editing photos as I’m accustomed to doing.  And I’m still as excited about doing it as I was then.

Well thanks for reading… I totally want to go roller skating now.

CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Alyx (Peach, Natural Eyes) – Pink Fuel **NEW**

Makeup – Lip Lustre (HI-C w/teeth)Pink Fuel **NEW**

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (green) – IKON

Hair – Julia (Gingerbread) MESHWasabi Pills **NEW**

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

OUTFIT

Top – Rachel Ruffle Sweater (Chocolate) MESHTee*fy **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lovisa Ruffle Mini Skirt (Splash) MESH Tee*fy **NEW** @C88

Shoes – 80s Heels MESH HOC Industries

Hosiery – Overknee Socks (white – tinted) – Izzie’s

Bracelets – Sugar Candy Bangles (Orange) MESHMaxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Jewelry – Junk Food Charm Necklace, Earrings and Ring MESH(Yummy) **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Hoopin Hula Hoop (polypro pink) MESH[Decoy] **NEW**

SCENE

Nick’s Futon MESH.lame

Feeny Food Tray MESHPilot

Sculpted Rug Beige II – Izzie’s

Floor Lamp MESHfloorplan.

Vintage Motel TV & Retro Orange Flip Clock MESHHypoxia

Mayfair Trunk & The Anywhere Lawnchair* (brown) MESH{What Next} (*from past Arcade)

Vintage Roller Skates (Disco White) MESHThe Secret Store (from past Arcade)

Playing Games Console MESH:Cheeky Pea:

Uni-ee! Unicorn Plushie (Rainbow) MESH~silentsparrow~

Machinarium suitcase (yellow) MESH{vespertine} (from past Arcade)

Tredpro Super Tape 2 Cassette Recorder & Cassettes – Marketplace

Neon Sunglasses MESHHOC Industries

Posters & Magazines (part of the Atari 2600 Collection) – Marketplace

POSES

(with hula hoop prop) Lookbook 7 – oOo Studio **NEW**

(close up) Girls 627 – *Everglow* **NEW**