I’ll never leave

Minh is sort of dead. But no worries, I always have my first avatar, born in 2006. I’ve made her Minh’s look-a-like and my SL adventures continue.

12 years has changed a lot of things. My first av was orange with horrific black hair. Nowadays I’ll try to find modest and somehow RL-honest way to show my personality. (Or lack of it…) Am I boring or what? I do not like to roleplay or use special avs.

Congrats 15 years old Second Life. You are so very dear to me. Feels like home to be back after a break.

I still have many virtual passions and plans:

  1. learn to use Blender and build something, for example new home. I tried Blender years ago, but find it very difficult. But I do not want to give up!
  2. buy a new SpaceMouse and start making machinima again. SpaceMouse is almost essential if you want to make smooth dolly shots.
  3. explore new SL-places
  4. explore both Sansar and High Fidelity. Thanks (?) to Strawberry and Draxtor and Philip Rosedale, I just have to compare…I’m almost certain VR could make me dizzy, but I will start with desktop mode.

And now I have to make a small confession. My all-time top 3 male sex symbols/idols are:

  1. Kurt Wallander
  2. Philip Rosedale
  3. Finnish election expert Sami Borg ūüėÄ

 

Empty space meets empty mind

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Busy in RL, lazy at SL.

I have a new skydome, but there’s no house, just five sick cats. I have “no time” to go KittyCats Main Store and buy food for them. I shopped a new skybox, but there’s no furniture.

I don’t remember when I last time changed my SL-clothes.

My inventory is a total mess. I can not find anything so I get frustrated and buy some new stuff which I do not need.

Basically I just stand at the middle of my skydome or skybox and play with Firestorm Phototools. I have no vision what so ever: I do not know what to do with my second life.

 

 

Pink and dreamy pixels

Yesterday I tried something I have wanted to do for a years – after seeing a machinima filmed with the iPhone capturing Second Life on the PC screen. So I went to the Pangloss, beautiful art inspirited sim, and took these two pics with my Samsung Galaxy S2 Instagram app. I did not use any tricks, but as you can see, the first pic has very unique texture. Very vintage look with zero effort! The second one is more clear.

Next I am going to test screen capturing with an iPad:)

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Comic strip skin

Fingerpori is very popular Finnish comic strip by Pentti Jarla. My new skin is DeeTalez‘s Jarla skin – and I can not stop giggling every time I wear this skin. Fingerpori’s humour is based on verbal misunderstandings and puns.

Yesterday I was a bit anarchistic and bought the skin through the closed Cosmetic Fair doors – could not wait. My timezone is 10 hours ahead SL time;)

First three pics: Jarla V2 A blonde Nordic, Jarla V2 A brown Nordic, Jarla V2 A black Nordic. No makeup, no tintable lip layer, just my normal FTL Natural Lashes.

Jarla 3 browsMakeup d. Select eyeshadow Lilac. Tintable age lines are way too much – I have nothing like that IRL. But I do want to keep looking realistic way to show my age (46) inworld…jarlakollaasi1Nordic skin, nordic background – and tintable lip layer brightness 3. I want to keep my eyebrows black – they are very dark also IRL. It is nice combination with blue eyes and blondish/light-brownish hair. If I want to keep my mixed reality balance I has to either blonde my RL hair or get darker hair in SL:)jarlalips3_001

Oh no! Appliers please!

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As you can see, my new SLink hands do not fit perfectly with my present skin (Mynerva Plain Jane English Rose). ¬†And believe me, I’ve tried to fit them! For hours!

My plan B was to get a new skin. Or “new” new, from my inventory. But I soon realized all my old skins looked old-fashioned and they had too much going on. I want my skin to be like blank canvas I can paint…add layers if I want more make up. Realistic look is also important, too smooth skin is boring. I don’t want to look like a doll. If the skin has puffy eyelids, it is mine:) Mature skins usually do not work but I found tintable age lines¬†which I think are useful in case I need RL matching look;)

Plan C: find a new skin with proper SLink appliers! And I did. After  marketplace searching I found DeeTalez Jarla. I teleported to the mainstore and was ready to grab it when I realized it is pre-released at the Cosmetic Fair starting today. So now I am here, waiting Americans get up and open the damn event:)

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But at least my butt still looks nice!