Yo dawg, I herd u liked memekips…

Look at all the fucks final

The meme challenge Berry came up with today (over here) is simple:

Meme instructions: Take a RL meme and bring it into SL. Or, if you prefer, create a new meme of yourself. Don’t forget to leave a link to your meme in the comments of this post if you decide to do one.

As I had this photo just waiting to be used from a while back, and as the sentiment was firmly in my mind over the past 24 hours, ta-da.

Berry’s Monday Meme: the Haunted meme

So here’s Berry’s question for us all:

Meme Instructions: What are you afraid of? What are you haunted by? Share some of your fears and if you can, create an image depicting one of them. Don’t forget to leave your link in the comments!

This was an easy one for me to identify, but it took some doing for me to find the right place to photograph it.  My worst fear is falling.  Yes, I know, I shouldn’t be afraid of falling, I should be afraid of the landing part! But still, that’s how it is. I remember forcing myself to the edge of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.  I remember being 20some stories up in a hotel that had floor-to-ceiling bay windows, and finally going to get a look out and downwards… by crawling on my belly into the bay. Continue reading

A Monday Meme and a ‘wtf’ moment.

WTF first, meme second:
So just now I happened to get an image, searching in flickr for ‘stackable’, from WeiMing Electronic Co., Ltd.  I only clicked because I was curious who was doing that furniture in SL and as it turned out- RL imitates SL. Huh!
More here.

And now, yet another Monday Meme from Strawberry Singh.

Monday Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your blog post, delete my answers and input your own. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s comments so we can all come by, read your answers and secretly judge you.


  1. Which was the last sim you visited? (Other than your home) Aurora Vale
  2. Does your avatar look like the real you?  I’d say no, but my RL mother thinks he does, so…
  3. Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid?  Really, only when wearing a system-cloth T-shirt.
  4. If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy inworld?   A sim, then, there would come the landscaping.  Oh yes.  The landscaping.

    Some of that landscaping would likely come from Heart Garden Centre, whose sim I visited earlier today, to windowshop with a friend.

  5. Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before?  Once or twice- not terribly often.  I did it for about L$500 early on in my SL, and the creator who I’d paid twice was regretful and polite about not refunding the money, so I got in the habit of checking my inventory for objects named whatever I’m about to click ‘OK’ on paying for.
  6. Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life?  Hmmm… yes, I think that I have.
  7. If you could go out on a date with any other avatar, who would it be?  I really have no idea- I’ve gotten over the concept of asking other avatars out on dates.
  8. Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive?  Hmmm… Torley Linden seems an awfully pat answer. 
  9. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done inworld?   Most recent was buying a demo of a clothing item ’cause the designer had promised to give me a copy if I did a review of the demo (!!), and at the same time I bought it, the designer had sent me a copy of the actual item.  Which I then opened… and proceeded to act like a total newb about the way that things worked because the actual item had a bunch of options the demo didn’t.  All because I didn’t pay attention to the upper-right corner of my screen, and I even got CRANKY with the poor designer over how what she said and what I saw were different things. *facepalm*
  10. If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you?   ‘I don’t want the world: I just want your half.’ – ‘Ana Ng‘, They Might Be Giants

Another Strawberry Singh meme, and some education!

So here’s this week’s:
Meme instructions: Blog a tutorial and teach me something that you think I might not know about (even if I do, doesn’t matter, do it anyways). The tutorial can be something within Second Life (how to build, create tattoos or clothes, pick up guys at info hubs, tie your virtual shoelaces, whatever…) or something in Photoshop or on any social network (just focus on something sl-related somehow). Make it informative, make it hilarious, make it whatever you like! I’d just love to learn something from you that you may be good at and are willing to share. Remember to leave your link in this meme’s post so others can come by and learn too!

I thought I would take the opportunity to teach you a little about how I get the photos I get in SL that people just go so gaga over.  These are probably going to be pretty straightforward instructions to anyone who’s bothered with the in-viewer post-production tools, but here we go!

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On Things Japanese (with a few haiku, via Strawberry!)

As you may have noticed from a recent post, I like Japan.  I like the culture, I like the look of the country, I like the architecture, I like the food, I lke the clothing.  This holds true in Second Life, as well: there’s some remarkable things being done by Japanese creators inworld, creators that many of us probably never even heard of.
I feel a little retrospective, today. Someone I know had his rezday today, and it got me to thinking about the fact my fifth is coming up.  Which got me to thinking about where I’ve been, where I’m going… and also thinking about what I was doing just at that moment! Continue reading