Runic Necklaces and Punk Rock Hair

None gave me bread, none brought a horn.
Then low to earth I looked.
I caught up the runes, roaring I took them,
And fainting, back I fell.

-Odin’s Rune Song, author unknown

So *paper moon* had a lovely necklace at We <3 RP which is now in their store- the Runic Necklace.  I was going to finally get around to babbling about it and lo and behold, there was new hair from Exile.  Continue reading

Consignment at Fameshed (and a question about Russian copyright law that is not related to Consignment at all!)

So hey- get a load of these gorgeous leather recliners Consignment has out at Fameshed this round.

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They’re available in three colors: brown and black (as above) and also a lovely sort of gunmetal-blue.  As you can see above, the armrests fold up to show you where to set your drink, where the ice bucket is, and where to ash your cigarette… and the footrest comes up too, with a click on the handle (which you can see on the brown chair).

There’s about a dozen poses in the upright and in the reclined position (that makes about 2 dozen between them) for solos- the upright sits have a ‘couple’ option and the reclined ones have a ‘cuddle’ option, which I didn’t explore, as it was just me around the house tonight, sniffle, sniffle.

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But that’s okay. The chairs kept me company.

I love the texturing on these! I was at low graphics when I unpacked them, and I must report that these are one of those well-done mesh objects that doesn’t turn into a jagged scribble of prim when you cam out, and which look almost this good down there at low rezz. but at high graphics, well…

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I’ve rezzed them up in the ‘Classic Manor – White’ skybox by Rageworks from back around Christmas time- these chairs really had such a ‘proper’ look to them that I thought I’d try to emulate a furniture catalog with presenting them to you.

One more photo to share- a bit more close up. The shirt I’m wearing is by Zanzibar creationZ: Rors hasn’t put it out for sale, as she (and I) are trying to hammer out some copyright issues surrounding the fabric samples she used in texturing them… if you happen to know anything about the morass that is Russian-and-Soviet copyright law, please contact me!

consign famesh seatbrown closeup

These gorgeous chairs (and the lovely box they came in, which I put in the fireplace for this photoshoot) are all out at Fameshed right now.

D-Lab Piccoli 2 (at the Arcade)

So I only just now got around to opening these things up and I have to admit… i’m quite impressed.

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I got four of them at this session of The Arcade. Each box (seen at right, witht he fellow in the white hat sitting on it) comes with 1 object (the stump I’m sitting on, the garden that’s being watered, the chocolate stand to the left of the box, or the pair of mushrooms to sit on), and one little Piccoli doll (which would be the small figures wandering around among these things).
And they do wander around! Here is the same scene just about 2 minutes later:

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Yes, even the stool that you can sit on has a place on it for the little Piccoli to sit with you and enjoy a cup of something warm and delicious.

They also come with a texture hud so you can change the shirts and pants they’re wearing.

They’re L$100 the pull at the Arcade right now: click here to visit the machine. 

Volumetric lighting: soon for SL?

Nathaniel Pevensey:

I want to go to there.

Originally posted on Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World:

Blackdragon logoUpdate, March 4th: Niran is continuing to experiment with shaders, and has posted an interesting snapshot taken under water.

NiranV Dean has always enjoyed a reputation for pushing the limits of the the viewer, first within his Niran’s Viewer, and more recently with his Black Dragon viewer.

A lot of the work he does builds on code developed by Tofu Buzzard – such as with his implementation of screen space reflections and, more recently, Godrays. This work, coupled with his own, has enabled him to earn a reputation for producing a viewer with rich graphical capabilities.

Now Niran is pushing the limits again, using both his one code and elements such a Tofu’s Godrays to bring something to Sl people have long wanted to see: volumetric lighting effects.

On Sunday, March 1st, he released a stunning video showing the work to date. When watching it, be aware that while…

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A Leaf on the Wind – Being For the Benefit of Ms. Chandrayaan

Another blog post within 48 hours, you guys are gonna start expecting these!

So I got asked if I would share some of the goodies that are at the ‘A Leaf on the Wind’ event going on right now inworld. See, Scarlet Chandrayaan is very sick. This isn’t folks doing a benefit for her to deal with medical issues but instead, putting together some lindens so she can realize her dream of visiting London.

Folks who know me RL would not be surprised I would feel I had to participate in this little dream: London is one of my favorite places on the planet. So… I went around and picked up a few things, and brought them home.

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The Mesh Project Male Body, or, Ennio Morricone’s Best-Known Music Goes Here

Howdy folks! I picked up the new male body from The Mesh Project a bit ago, and while I’ve posted a few photos over on Flickr with it, where I’ve worked like crazy to clean it up, I thought it was prime time to sit down and assess the body on its own merits, rather than as a canvas for me to play with Photoshop. I’ve altered levels and contrast on all of these, but I’ve otherwise left it be, so you can gauge the thing on its own merits.

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