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:
- 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!
- buy a new SpaceMouse and start making machinima again. SpaceMouse is almost essential if you want to make smooth dolly shots.
- explore new SL-places
- 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:
- Kurt Wallander
- Philip Rosedale
- Finnish election expert Sami Borg 😀
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.
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:)
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.
Makeup 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…Nordic 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:)
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:)
But at least my butt still looks nice!