Firestorm + Windlight fun

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New plot, new energy.  I love Firestorm viewer, it has so many great features, like quick prefs and lots of windlights.

  • hair: Magika hair Shimmer
  • shirt: Gawk! romantic blouse ecru
  • trees: *alirium* tiny forest : green
  • windlights (from top left): Gwen’s light, Nam’s Beach Scene, Fairy light pink, Surreal flirt.

Empty space meets empty mind

old face old brics

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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.

 

 

Time machine

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Default avatar (of the few females). Flowerpower fairy?

Pure horror. That was my first reaction when I extempore signed up to the InWorldz. Not because of leaving SL – oh no never! – but just for curiosity. I also have Blue Mars account since 2009 and I tested it also – but hated every minute of it. It is so totally different than SL and seems like there’s absolutely nothing to see or do. I might be wrong, but learning curve after SL is too painful so I don’t think I log in to the Blue Mars any time soon.

But InWorldz. It is like old-fashioned SL… like going back in time. Being newbie again is rough! When I arrived to the welcome area there was people waiting and offering me free house and help – very friendly and nice, but it happened so quickly… 10 minutes after log in I was standing outside my 30 day free rental beach house. Had to admit I was little irritated when they gave me tips how to put my typing animation off or how to open preferences… after I had said several times I am very familiar with the viewer based on my 7 years in SL. The viewer feels to be same as SL viewer, I did not noticed any differences what so ever.

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my 30 day free beach house
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after shape and skin (not perfect, just took something) I was desperate to find something to wear. these clothes took me back to my early SL years…
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after new clothing and hair I still look rather horrible. not feeling comfy.

I have no idea if I am going back. I am not so interested, but I am curious to test other virtual worlds too and it is not fair to judge after quick testing. Nevertheless, my tip of the day: if you think SL is boring and dull and empty and stupid, try other virtual worlds and you are gonna just love love love Second Life.

Too cute to be true

There was a time, few years ago, I explored at least 1-2 new places per day. Now  I made a decision:  I must go back on time a little bit and explore more, I have spend too much time at my SL home(s). So, today I finally opened Destinations and found Premium category. Premium Wilderness is a jungle for premium members only. Full of animals and riverboats, water falls, jungle bars, fishing spots and so on, very good place just hang out.

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I played with windlight settings, but I do have a problem: my new Firestorm download did not worked out and I am stacked with official viewer. Firestorm has plenty of pre-loaded windlights, official does not, so right now I only have Juicybomb’s studio windlights, bunch of Strawberry’s windlights and one of my own. I had to download more… or get my dear Firestorm working again.

And I also have problem with my poses: I am so damn lazy to search and switch and operate with them. These poses are from Adorkable Ruffle and Boogie packs and maybe one from Bent – I have Bent poses on my Semotion Casual AO HUD.

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So frustrating troubling with windlights and poses… because I want to get better pictures and I do think proper lightning and suitable poses are essential for a good SL picture.  Laziness is a horrible thing.

I chose jungle destination also because of Zaara dress from Fameshed.  It is like a bouquet of tropical flowers! This dress has seen almost in every blog and after trying a demo version (then went back and bought, how prudent…) I can totally understand why. The dress is super cute and girly, almost too girly for me, but I just love the pattern, lightness and movement of the dress. Last week I visited shortly at the second hand shop IRL and I almost bought flowery skirt just like Zaara’s dress. I might go back to that shop soon…

Kunglers snake pattern ankle shoes are just gorgeous. I could never wear snake skin leather or high heels like this IRL – 8 cm is my IRL limit for heels – but thank god there’s SL. Sorry virtual snakes.

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My 3 SL wishes meme

1. I wish people would understand that Second Life is not a game. Don’t get me wrong, I love computer and console games, but SL is so much more. It is social media, a community, and the best part of it is that everything is created by SL residents. There’s no ready-made places or things – it is all about imagination of SL users.

2. I wish building in SL would be as easy as it is on the Minecraft where my 11-year old son builds  castles and houses and towers just like that, like in few minutes 😀

3. I could wish SL viewers to be more simple but after all, I have so used to spend a lot of quality time *grin* with it… I can easily use an hour or two organizing my inventory folders and subfolders. Communicating could also be easier: notecards (group notice notecards especially)  and IM’s are so last season. And group limit! I just hate that.

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This meme was a tough one because I agree SS’s all 3 wishes and I had to figure out 3 more.

I have been away from home and from SL, so no new pics. This one is old from Feb when I was only dreaming of spring. Now it is finally here (in Finland)!

sugarhill patio at fairy dark blue