So I’m working on a blog post that is intended to be a sort of… entry-level tutorial on how to use phototools. Anything in particular that you’d like to see it cover?
Hi gang! I’ve been playing around with goodies from The Arcade this month, since it’s going for another 12 days, and well, here’s a few pictures. If you follow my Flickr account, you’ve already seen all of these. Continue reading
From nine till five I have to spend my time at work
The job is very boring, I’m an office clerk
The only thing that helps pass the time away
Is knowing I’ll be back at Echo Beach some day
— Martha & the Muffins, ‘Echo Beach’
So Paradoxical is the shop of someone I’ve known inworld for years, Paradox Messmer (whose blog is over here). He’d done a promo image recently for a new top he came up with (he’s only done just a few items, and he’s already texturing things this well!), and I was saving up my pennies, so he threw me a copy of the top. It’s named Solaris: it made me want to go wander on the beach in the afternoon.
I really love the way he’s gotten such a solid knit texture baked into the thing- and it really hangs nicely, too. Good stuff, and hey, at L$150, isn’t it worth a shot?
You can find his marketplace shop here (and yes, there are demos!).
Additionally, this is my 201st post on this blog: I am surprised the anniversary snuck up on me so thoroughly!
Top: Paradoxical ‘Solaris’
Skin: Clef de Peau ‘Samuel 04’
Hair: Exile ‘High And Dry’
Eyes: FATEeyes 3.0
Hands: Slink ‘Male Hands Relaxed’
Pants: LMD ‘Beach Bum Pants Pewter’
Girls, y’all got one
A night that’s special everywhere
From New York to Hollywood
It’s ladies night and girl the feeling’s good
Oh yes it’s ladies night and the feeling’s right
Oh yes it’s ladies night, oh what a night, oh what a night!
—Kool & the Gang, ‘Ladies Night’
So one of the curiosities of blogging around Second Life stuff is that every so often you get something that’s nice but… just isn’t you. I’ve got some great harem pants from one shop, but you aren’t ever going to see me wearing them, for example.
This past couple weeks, I’ve gotten a few gifts from shops with a ‘blog if you wanna’ note affixed. The first one I thought ‘well let’s hang onto this for some occasion when I’m going to need to blog some female items…’ and then the next one was ‘okay, these are both-genders, I’ll blog these sometime soon when I have something else they go with…’ and then the next one was a lovely set of furniture that I’d be unlikely to use (I just don’t really need a vanity all that often!), and then came the pearl earrings and I went ‘Okay, OKAY! I GET it already!!’ and dug around in my inventory for the female avatar.
What Photoshop I’ve done on these pics is restricted to the avatar herself: again, I don’t feel like I should be taking away from what you’ll find if you pick these items up. So Nathalie, if you’d be so kind as to– yes, that’s where I need you, thanks. Continue reading