Free guilt.

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[location: bug’art dreamworld reef]

The Back Story.
The owner of Bleh has set her entire inventory at give-away prices. I mean, like, literally. Zero L’s for the whole lot of it. I read something about her doing this out of guilt for not having made new stuff or something. Guilt for having a real life and putting the metaverse on the back burner?

Well Katie, a.k.a marcillia bumblefoot, you go right ahead and have your real life and don’t you worry about a thing. When you make something new, I’ll make Etoile go in world and purchase it on general principles.

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The Goods.
  • Hair: Truth ~ Bunny w/Roots in “espresso” ~ subscriber gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, shell, dark, pure-2
  • Eyes: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~ Brown B1 ~ free
  • T-Shirt: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~Okapi/Unicorn hybrid ~ free
  • Pants: Bleh/ Barn Owl ~ Khaki Nauticals ~ free
  • Shoes: Maschienenwerk ~ Bo Boots ~ store closed
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I need my bangs trimmed.

shorts-3
[location: in the mood for 2046]

The Back Story.

I love hearing about drama, but me no likey participating in it. Maybe that’s why I tend to keep my head down socially in SL, especially when it comes to the strange romantic imbroglios some folks use the metaverse to engage in. A dj friend of mine was doing one of his gigs the other evening, and he sometimes gets out there and dorks it up on the dance floor rather than hang out in the safety zone of his spin table. Occasionally he does something really questionable like dance with the clientele. On this particular evening, he got the balls up and ready, and before the gal whom he had asked to dance could hop on, another one (one whose profile included much information about how she “voice chats” and is “up for fun” and “you should call me sometime”) elbowed the woman out of the way to hop on pop first. The one who had been asked to dance did a grand hurumph and poofed out. One angry pixel lady down, another 5,000 or so to go.

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This same dj told me about a friend of his who has an entourage of pixel men she brings with her to clubs. At one of these venues, the club manager — yet another generic, long-legged hawt pixel babe — “hit on” every single last one of these guys, thereby upsetting the gal with all the man-toys. She left and will never step virtual foot in that make-believe club ever again. So there. Were all these pixel men her boyfriends? No, says my dj buddy, just her friends. Wull… then why did it matter to her that the other gal chatted them all up? I don’t know, said my friend. Does hitting on pixel men really matter, and why would anyone really want to do that anyway? Is there some sort of point system going on here; the bigger your personal opposite sex (so they say) entourage, the higher your score? Is that why the club manager was hitting on them? You score double points for actually “stealing” a pixel man away from someone else’s avatar and adding them to yours?

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Any insights on why a bunch of people in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s would get wrapped up in this sort insanity would be welcomed.

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The Goods.

War child.

rightdoor1
[location: beetlebones]

The Back Story.

Putting together the goods list on this much stuff is a pain in the kazoo, but I’m so digging this hodge-podge of stuff.

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Marie, Type A in onyx ~ group gift
  • Helmet: Deco ~ Easter War Bonnet ~ past group gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, swan, frex, dark, pure-2
  • Makeup (dirt): Miss Shippe’s ~ Digging in the Dirt ~ past Seasons Hunt item
  • Necklace: Bliensen + Mai Tai ~ Secret Diaries ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale + dogtags from system “Male Action” avatar
  • Sweater: izm ~ puff sleeved cardigan ~ some event with some gift stuff
  • Top: Worldwide Industries ~ gift +  u.f.o ~ vivaldi spring ~group gift
  • Binocular case: Drowsey ~ BP*- binocular telescope case ~ reopening gift
  • Shorts: Label Mode ~ mini bagged shorts in gold
  • Tights: Jane ~ lil piggy tights fuzzy in  ~ group gift
  • Boots: Kookie ~ Muggy in pink ~ past hunt item(?)

Queen of the lonely hill.

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[location: the loneliness of being]

The Back Story.

A woman on a mountain showing off clothes to no one in particular.

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The Goods.

Feeling peachy.

blomqvist3
[location: la città perdu]

The Back Story.

This is a kid skin, obviously not on a kid shape. Worked out fine, but a little too youthful (and too blond) to get much regular use from Etoile. I’m not sure what the whites spots on the cheek are all about, either. I’ve seen these as a makeup option on a number of skins, and assume it must be a reference to something (as most things are).

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The Goods.

  • Hair: D!va ~ Maya in rhodolite ~ past group gift
  • Skin: Mynerva ~ Little Milena ~ group gift (50L fee to join)
  • Necklace: Happy Finds (Annoying Japanese Children group) ~ Kicken ~ group gift
  • Dress: Priss ~ Blomqvist Dress in coral ~ group gift
  • Briefcase: Priss ~ Lang suede stachel ~ past hunt item
  • Boots: Coco ~ Suede Boots ~ group gift

Getting away from the noise in Kowloon.

kowloon1
[location: kowloon]

The Back Story.

I decided to get away from it all in a far off land (far off to me, anyway). The shape drama on SL is getting craaaazy, peoples (see also Alicia Chenaux’s pithy “Stop it” piece). Am I sensing a ground swell of consumer revolt against the grump-face pony-rider shape? A final smack down before the demise of a fad?

Whatever it might be, remember folks, that these avatars we play around with are not our corporeal bodies. They aren’t even as materially substantive as a doll that you can hold in your hands, for that matter.

I just recalled an incident from when I was five years old. A neighbor boy made fun of the way one of my dollies looked, and I whacked him upside the head with a pointy metal thing. He had to get stitches. I got grounded. Over a damn doll.

Yeah. Dumb. But I was five and had skin about as thick as nanofilm.

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The Goods.

  • Hair w/ color change hat: Point b (Analog Dog) ~ washu in soft black ~ holiday gift
  • Skin: Curio ~ Jasmine, honey dark pure 2
  • Makeup (eyes): Boom ~ Love my Eyes liner & mascara
  • Makeup (lips): Esk-Imo ~ Red Japan
  • Pipe: Quazar Panthar (QP) ~ Apple Pipe, sand blast finish
  • Shirt w/tie: Hell Bop Clothing (HB) ~ Dixon ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Necklace: Bliensen + Mai Tai ~ Secret Diaries ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Bangles: Bubblez ~ Yuyume (bangles part of outfit) ~ past group gift/lucky board
  • Tights: Sleeping Koala ~ Cat Scratch Tights ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Shoes: Babylee & Tommy (B&T) ~ Sequin Boots ~ 10L @ the Hell Bop Cart Sale
  • Suitcase: Vinyl Cafe ~ Vintage Mesh Suitcase ~ past group gift
  • Texture Overlay: boreanlnz (Jill Ferry) ~ Dusty tv with light-leaks (from free texture set on flickr) ~ Mostly of interest to the photogs amongst you who like playing around with texture overlays in Photoshop for effect, but also giving credit where credit is due. Many thanks to all the creatives out there who make their stuff available to other creatives to play with.

So, yeah.

glove
[location: tulip, warrumbungles]

The Back Story.

Despite opposition from Catholic bishops, I’m taking charge of my reproductive emissions. Make somethin’ of it, Bish….

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The Goods.

  • Hair: Wildo – M/04 – past sale item. Store now closed.
  • Skin: Mother Goose’s @ SGB – Prida III – 1L
  • Glasses: K_gs – Kumaki Glasses – gift
  • Parka: Arai – Nylon parka – past group gift
  • Top: Jane – Needful things romper in mahogany – group gift
  • Pants: Legal Insanity – wool jeans – WomenStuff hunt item
  • Boots: Coco – Suede Boots – group gift