BBBC – Wrap Up Post

Did you find this year to be harder or easier than last year? Did you enjoy yourself? Do you think you’d do it again?

I love the challenge because it’s just that, a challenge. I don’t normally blog everyday unless something huge is up so it really takes a lot to sit down and find the time to do some blogging, even if the topic has already been laid out for me. As to whether it was easier or not this year, it was actually a little bit harder but not really for any particular reason other than I was busier than normal this week so it was some work trying to fit in the time to blog. Will I do it again? Absolutely!

candy dress
Horns and Eyes by House of Ruin
Hair by House of Munster
Piercing by ellabella
Dress by Katatonik
Boots by Shiny Things
Pose by Discord

BBBC Day 5

Today is a free post…

I finally have my beloved bubble chairs.. sorta.  I won them on my husband’s avatar because, seriously, F never effing comes up on that thing.  Perhaps it has been programmed out.  But at least K came up and it’s certainly better than not having them at all.  I have a thought on Lucky Chairs… for the love of all things F, please, please allow for wildcards.. even if it’s a very low chance for wildcards, at least that would be something.  Or if you don’t want to do that, put the item up for sale.  I swear, I would have bought those things 10x over if they had been for sale.  So there’s my plea.  Do it for the F’s.  ^^

bubble chair_002
Ears by Illusions
Horns by House of Ruin
Eyes by AET
Piercing by ellabella
Necklace by Curious Kitties
Cardigan & Jeans by Silent Sparrow
Flats by Miel
Nails by Gianetti

BBBC Day 4

If there was someone you could trade places with for one day in Second Life, who would it be and why? Bonus points if you find this person and snap a picture with them!

I’d like to trade places with someone whose letter always comes up on a Lucky Chair. Seriously.

happy mood effing chairs_001
Big thanks to Achariya and Ellantha for teaming up to help turn the chairs!  <3

BBBC Day 3

You’ve been given a sim of your very own to use for free for one year. However, there are 3 rules. It cannot be residential, it cannot be commercial, and it has to be open to the public. What do you do with it?

I’d love to make a sim inspired by the landscapes in World of Warcraft. I know, it’s geeky… but some of the places in WoW are just stunning and lovely and I’ve always wished there were areas like the Isle of Quel’Danas, Teldrassil and Crystalsong Forest to visit in Second Life.  It seems like post-apocalyptic, grungy and beach sims are a dime a dozen in SL and there really aren’t enough beatiful sims.  I’d love the sim to have lots of little vignettes, little photo op areas, little nooks and crannies to escape to and even if there were a lot of people there you could find a little spot to call your own for an evening.  I’d want it to be one of those places that everytime you visit it you find something new that makes you gasp.  This sim would also have an abundance of water areas, above and below the water because water looks so beautiful in SL and I’d love to see it used as more than an ocean off the coast of some boring old beach.  And even if you are totally unfamiliar with WoW you could still appreciate the beauty there. ^^

Darnassus

Crystalsong Forest 2

Azuremyst Isle

BBBC Day 2

Describe what your perfect Second Life day would be like.

Most days in SL are pretty good for me really.  But the perfect day would definitely be one that was completely without responsibility.  No irate IMs to greet me, no vaguely titled notecards containing a demand to get something for free, no “urgent” stuff, just me logging in to have fun or work without having to worry about my virtual store being burnt to the ground by an angry mob.  Also on my list of wishes for this perfect day, I’d like to have all my uploads work, all my textures load quickly and properly, teleports work every single time, hair that fits perfectly right out of the box, my letter to *finally* come up on the Happy Mood lucky chair so I can get those bubble chairs I’ve been coveting and waiting and waiting for…. and I’ll take some cake too.  ^^

I do have a confession to make, once in a blue moon I’ll log into an alt I made a while back to just get away from it all… usually I’ll do this after something upsetting happened with a rude person or sometimes after a new release just to get a little peace and quiet.  Sometimes you just have to escape from your escape lol.

my alt

Hair by Truth (freebie)
Eyes by Shine (DSN gift)
Piercing by Ommik (VSM item)
Hoodie by Atomic (previous group gift)
(my alt is freebie hoar)

BBBC Day 1

Yay, it’s the return of Alicia Chenaux‘s Big Bad Blogger Challenge!  I really enjoyed doing these posts last year as well as exploring the other blogs of others who were participating.  I was introduced to several new blogs that I still read today.

Alicia’s topic for today was: How long have you been a blogger? How has it enriched your life?

I’ve blogged in various forms for maybe 3 or so years but I’ve been at this particular blog since Decemberish ’07.  I started it as a way to chronicle my little adventures in Second Life and to show off some of the snapshots I’d taken in the game.  This blog has evolved somewhat since then and has become more of an outlet for my own personal expression.  The blog is still mostly about Second Life but I throw in a few posts about World of Warcraft here and there as well as posts about my own personal trials and travails as I’ve gotten into the world of creating.  Blogging has provided a much needed outlet for me to just jot down what I’m up to.. no matter how interesting or mundane that might be.  Just the process of writing things down for future reflection, reference or what have you is very cathartic for me and that’s probably one of the main things that has me coming back to it even after the occasional break.  At any rate, that’s my spiel for today!

Oh yeah, I like to post snapshots of my avatar.  ^^;

Eyes by House of Ruin
Hair by Magika
Piercing by ellabella

Prim Skirts and TL; DR

Last weekend I spent almost the entire weekend angry and frustrated at not being able to build a prim skirt.  I yelled, a lot. It’s amazing how even after more than a year in SL, I’m still a complete noob.  I tried hand aligning prims… zomgwtfbbq.  That lasted all of two and half seconds.  Then I tried the loop rez script… which was alright, but it took far too much trial and error and I still wasn’t getting the shape I wanted.  Not to mention the mind boggling task of retexturing skirts into different colors would probably make me pull all of my prim hair out.  So I googled.. and came across some posts about Vint’s Primskirt Builder and wow, it’s the best thing ever.  It’s so user friendly and someone like myself was able to make a skirt in just a few seconds and multiple skirts in a few minutes! <3 I have a tendency to break all that is technology, so the fact that this worked and I didn’t screw it up immediately is huge.

primskirt success

I still am unsure where I’m going to go with this clothing stuff… I’ve been wanting to do clothes forever and really got jazzed about making this Gothic Lolita Dolly themed outfit.  But I find the stuff I pour my heart and soul into and bloody my eyes making tend to be the things that are the worst received (corset piercings, WP line, Trickster line) and I find I rarely make sales on.  Maybe it’s because they are a too taste specific and very few people share my tastes apparently.  Maybe it’s the further away from “Tan Barbie, Princess of Malibu” I get the less people want it.  Maybe it’s because they took such a monumental effort on my part that I take it very, very personal when they fail.  Maybe it’s because a lot of people are cheap and only like my stuff if it’s free.  I don’t know, but there’s been a weird correlation to those particular projects failing for me and it still bums me out immensely.  I’m definitely being a little over ambitious on this project… the whole thing has a billion layers, skin and eyes and it would be a lot of work.  So yeah, I don’t know how much time and effort I want to put into this knowing the potential for failsauce is so high.  *le sigh*

Yeah, I’m being a little emo today, sorry.  But I’m still super psyched about the skirts! ^^;

Re-Vengeance

I’ve been revamping my “scary” skins for a while and I think I’m finally done so I hope to get the vendors made soon and get those suckers out there.  While I was screwing around with them I took this snapshot and I loved how it showed off TSM’s Tenta hair in all it’s luscious glory so I had to share it! :D

Vengeance

Eyes by House of Ruin
Hair by The Stringer Mausoleum
Earrings by PERTURB/ation
Lashes by Cake

Busty, I mean Busy.

Despite having to fight Photoshop and my computer every freakin’ step of the way, I’m still attempting to make things whenever I get the chance… I just hope my little computer will keep begrudgingly working with me as long as possible. *fingers crossed*  I think I’m finally getting the hang of matching up seams. I have to admit, I don’t know the first thing about how to really use Photoshop and I’m not embarrassed to admit that. I’ve never taken a class or read a book and most of what I’ve been able to accomplish comes from pure trial and error. I’m sure real graphic artists would cringe or be disgusted or both if they knew how I did stuff lol.  I didn’t start out to make such a sexy looking little thing but after playing with it that’s just how it uh, blossomed. :P I’m pretty happy with the shape but I don’t know if these will ever see the light of day.  But if you want them just poke me in world and I’ll toss them your way. :D

A funny aside, I was out and about wearing this outfit when some random dude asked me if I was an angel.  I think I might have snorted some soda out of my nose.  If you are going to hit on a demon, might want to try a different line next time. >.< OOooooh and this was the first time Fricka has ever been hit on!  Too bad it was so full of fail.

And another aside, I seriously cannot rave and rave enough about these hoof boots by Lazy Places.  I love, love, love them so much.  <3

Bustiers
Horns by Illusions
Hair by Magika
Eyes by House of Ruin
Piercing by ellabella
Gloves/Arm Bands by Sinistyle
Skirt &amp; Leggings by Amerie’s Naughty
Hoof Boots by Lazy Places

Why, hello there!

Zomg, it’s been a month since I last posted here.  I remembered today that I had a blog.  I partly blame my ongoing computer woes for my lack of posts and also that I’ve been alternately either very busy or very lazy.  Also, the last few weeks have seen back to back world events in WoW and nothing gets me going like achievement mania!  The PvP achievement during Children’s Week nearly put me over the edge though with it’s difficulty and annoyance and I threatened several times to quit WoW and cancel my multiple accounts.  There was much QQ from me in guild chat and Plurk so for that, I apologize.  And yes, I really did cry, lame I know, but I was really frustrated and annoyed.  In the end, it ended up being far less difficult than I had thought (thanks to help from my uber PvPer friends and my hubby) and between myself, my sister and my husband we managed to complete it on my three 80’s, my sister’s 80, my dad’s two 80’s and my husband’s 80.  Violet Proto-drake, here we come!  Luckily there’s a break in world events until the end of June so I can catch my breath for a while!

Noble Garden

My paladin and hunter in their festive Noble Garden garb, complete with frisky bunnies procreating in the background.  Sorry for the crappy look to this screenshot, I’ve had to turn my graphics settings way down to keep the game running. :(