Get Your Complex On (Music Meme)

So instead of doing something useful… I did a meme.

What does your music library say about you?

  • Put Your iTunes, winamp, mp3 player or whatever on SHUFFLE
  • For each question, press the next button to get your answer (no cheating!!)
  • You must write down song/artist even if it doesn’t make sense
  • Include any comments in parenthesis
  • Post with #25 as your Title

1. What do your friends say about you?
“Winning Style” – Propellerheads

2. How would your coworkers describe you?
“Moodswing Whiskey” –  Jeff Buckley 

3. How would you describe yourself?
“Recycled Air” – Postal Service

4. What do you like in a romantic partner?
“Black Heart” – Calexico

5. How do you feel today?
“Short on Ideas” – Less Than Jake

6. What is your life’s purpose?
“Living in The Moment” – Mason Jennings

7. What is your motto?
“Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games” – Of Montreal

8. What do you think about the most?
“The Mending of the Gown” – Sunset Rubdown

9. What are you going to do on your next vacation?
“For the Pier (and dead shimmering)” – Sunset Rubdown

10. What do you think of your first love/date?
“You Only Live Twice” – Natacha Atlas

11. What is your life story?
“Regression” – 8Stops7

12. What did you do yesterday?
“Caverns of Time: Escape from Durnholde” – World of Warcraft Soundtrack 

13. What do you think of when you see the person you like/love?
“Futures & Folly” – Blitzen Trapper

14. What describes your wedding?
“Sing me Sweet” – Matt Nathanson

15. What will they play at your funeral?
“Tomorrow Never Knows” – Helio Sequence

16. What is your obsession?
“Holland, 1945″ – Neutral Milk Hotel

17. What is your biggest fear?
“I Was Never Young” – Of Montreal

18. What is your biggest secret?
“Artbitch” – CSS 

19. What is your biggest turn-on?
“Kissing the Beehive” – Wolf Parade

20. How do you describe your friends?
“When I’m Alone” – Carbon Leaf

21. What would you do with a million dollars?
“I Turn My Camera On” – Spoon

22. What is your opinion of sex?
“Come Undone” – The Delgados

23. What is your biggest regret?
“What I Meant to Say” – Film School

24. What would you rather be doing right now?
“Jesus Christ I Don’t Know” – Listening Party (heh)

25. What will you post this list as?
“Get Your Complex On” – Charmparticles

Last Ditch or Fever Induced Babble

Every so often I like to impose my “this is my personal blog” rule and write some emo dribble and then impose it upon the handful of readers I have.  Sorry!

***Warning, this particular flight of fancy is full of pity parties, fever induced babble, bad metaphors, general whinybuttedness, made up words, all heavily laced with OTC medication.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.***

Since I’ve been super sick I’ve had a lot of free time to sit around and ponder… ponder while in a cold medicine addled haze… but ponder nonetheless.  One of the things I pondered was where I’m going with my SL shop and what exactly I want out of it.  Well, of course, the answer to what I want is fame and money.  Naturally right?  But seriously, I really would like to have my shop pay for itself so to speak, tier and upload fees… which it has not been doing.  Part of the problem lays in pricing, which I stupidly dropped recently because I caved to asshats demanding lower prices.  Dumb, to be sure.  Part of the problem lays in my non-existent advertising.  Were it not for the kindness and awesomesaucedness of bloggers occasionally highlighting my shit, I’d never have even made a linden.  And a huge part of the problem lays in my own hangups about what I do.  Mod skins.  MOD.  I can’t get over that weird feeling that I should not be allowed to advertise what I do.  That it’s somehow so much less than creating something from scratch.. which it kind of is, but still.  I keep trying to tell myself that with the exception of the bodies, my skins (especially my newest ones) are very different from the original template.  I think they look different than other people’s mods.  And I price them ridiculously low because of guilt?  Something like that.  Yes it’s stupid, I know.  So I fail.  Nothing really new or different when thinking on it this time versus the last time I had an emo meltdown over my shop.  I still fail at advertising and my skin prices are still way too dang low to ever turn an actual profit, let alone pay tier.    So where does all that mumble leave me?  I have a couple of options as I see it.  

Option #1, leave it as is.  No more new releases, no more freebies, but the shop stays up as long as I can muster to pay for it.  This option blows because it’s currently what I’m doing and it sucks.

Option #2, shut down and leave town.  Close the shop, sell the land, salt the earth.  Dramatic!  Well I’ve considered this option a few times and it has it’s merits because I’d no longer have to deal with jerks complaining and I’d no longer have the emo meltdowns about my stuff which would be a nice change of pace.  But I honestly enjoy having my little shop, despite the occasional bad outweighing the good.. which creates the problem with this option.

Option #3, last ditch effort.  The riskiest of all.  What I’ve considered doing with this option is blowing the works.  Setting aside my personal hangups.  Expanding the shop because I’m almost out of prims, going whole hog.  Putting my nose to the grindstone to come up with a huge release.  Using a lot of metaphors.  And trying my damndest to advertise the hell out of it.  This option, quite frankly, scares the crap out of me because it will either succeed or blow up in my face.  It’s also a lot of work and I’ll admit it, I’m effing lazy.  But more importantly, I’m quite scared that it will fail and I’m not sure I want to deal with the backlash of it all.  

I’d like to give a special thanks to Nyquil for the part it played in this particular moment.

I might go browse for some land just out of curiosity.  But I think I’ll wait until I’m OTC medication free before making any major decisions.  In fact, I should probably go take a nap.

And here’s a random picture, cause that’s what I do.
Zero Number Boots
Boots by Zero Number

Round 2

So I tweaked the top a bit… I think I’m maybe enjoying it a bit more because it’s really nice to see it come together in something I wouldn’t be embarrased to wear.  :D  I re-purposed the corset piercings for this top and I like how that turned out.  If there’s a way to fit those suckers onto something I will because they really are one of the things I’m most proud of even though their reception was pretty awful lol.  So it’s nice to make them into something with more wearability.  I’m still working on the textures and shading and I’m not super happy with them yet.. right now it kinda looks like it’s been washed a 1000 times and is pretty thread bare. I also tried different folds in this version and I think they may be a little too pronounced. Anyhoo, onto the pic.

Corset Tank

Gone Fishin’

I’ll admit, I get pretty bored in Second Life… and I can only change my clothes so many times in a session lol.  So I finally decided to give this 7Seas fishing game thing a try.  (I know, I’m late to the party)  It’s pretty similar to fishing in WoW but oddly, it’s a lot more fun.  I even sprang for the create your own fishing area kit so I could fish on my own land since I spend the majority of my time online there anyways.  I think I’ll make a proper fishing area on my land and when I do I’ll let everyone know so you can come down and give it a whirl. :)

Gone Fishin'

/Sigh

I’ve had a rough past few weeks.  Between some sad RL issues and some WoW drama I’m just mentally wiped out.  There’s so much I’ve been meaning to get done in SL but I’ve just been consumed lately.  I finally had a few minutes to log in and actually change my avatar’s clothes!  And since I’m in a fairly angry kind of mood, I think my look kinda reflected that.   Hopefully once the drama sorts itself out I’ll be back to blogging and what not.  Until then, I’m still around.. just kinda tired and bitchy so beware. :D

LoTD 2/1 

Hair – [Scene Queen by Deviant Kitties] (tinted)
Eyes & skin by me
Lashes – [Bedroom Lashes by Cake]
Piercings –  [Face Piercing by ElectroKitty]
Choker – [Laced Love by Paradisis]
Outfit – [De/konstrukt by MekaNoiZe Labs]
Belt – [Saddlebags by AVZ]
Nails – [Nails and Melee Claws by Gianetti]
Bracers – [Symbiote Cuffs by SiniStyle]
Leggings – [Colorable Stripe Legwarmers by Curious Kitties]
Boots – [Wrapped Boots by AVZ]

16 things

I was tagged by Cerrie so here’s my list!

16-things

16 Random things about Me:

1. Cereal is probably my favorite food.

2. I don’t like to watch movies because I can’t make the time committement to sit through an entire one. I get fidgety.

3. I have two very spoiled dogs.

4. I downloaded the Handsome Furs leak and I don’t feel bad about it. I had already pre-ordered the album.

5. I have a weird fear of water that I can’t see the bottom of.

6. I’m extremely shy. It’s been a huge problem for me and continues to plague me still. Over everything in life, it’s what I battle the most everyday. It also bleeds into my online persona.

7. I am perpetually hot and have to keep the air down to 60 to be anywhere near comfortable.

8. I play World of Warcraft pretty much every evening with my husband and a slew of my family and rl friends.  Gaming gets such a bad rap and it annoys me because WoW plays such a huge part in keeping me in touch with friends and family I’ve moved away from.

9. My desk is extremely messy and it drives me nuts but no matter how I try to clean it up, it is messy within a few hours.

10. I might have a small crush on Spencer Krug. It’s fan girly and super geeky, but his music has really changed me.

11. I love watching the Food Network but I don’t cook very often.

12. I own a ton of makeup but I usually end up using the same couple of products.

13.  I try to write as often as possible but I have to be in the zone, right music, right temperature of the room, etc. I mostly do short stories, but I’ve dipped my pen into everything from erotica to technical manuals. I’d just like to say that my poor blogging is not reflective of my usual writing. :P

14. If I could get away with it, my hair would always be an outrageous color.

15.  I sometimes will listen to the same song on repeat all day for a few days. When I love something I can get a little obsessive.

16. I curse like a sailor and I’m particularly fond of the f-word. I also have amazing self restraint. :P

Something Different

I haven’t really felt like doing any skins lately.. not sure why but I was lacking inspiration. But today I fired up Photoshop and did something a little bit different. I did this skin using Szemra Svarog’s templates instead of the Eloh Eliot templates I’ve used on my previous skins. I hadn’t really worked too much with Szemra’s templates because they aren’t really on layers and my Photoshop skills are pretty novice so I didn’t think I could do much to customize the original ones.. but I gave it a shot anyways and here is the result. I have to say, I’m pretty in love with the body. I just made a few little tweaks but I’m really looking forward to testing more with this template. A huge thank you to Szemra for providing such a wonderful learning tool. If it wasn’t for amazingly talented and awesome people like her and Eloh I certainly would never have begun to attempt my hand at Photoshop. :D

And yus, I lurve these cloven hooves from Lazy Places, they are the awesome!

Something different

Hair by Truth
Lashes by Cake
Eyes by AET
Ears by Illusions
Piercings by Electro Kitty
Necklace by Killashandra Falta
Bracers by SiniStyle
Bikini by Pixel Dolls
Cloven Hooves by Lazy Places

Rez Day

Well it’s been a year since I dipped my pixel toes into SL for the first time. It’s been an adventure.. sometimes good, sometimes bad, occasionally weird. But overall, it’s been a blast. I really credit SL for getting me in touch with my more creative side and for that, it will always hold a special little spot for me. I really hadn’t had much opportunity to express myself creatively and SL has kinda pushed me to try to learn new things and that’s been really awesome. And I’ve also met some very awesome, super creative and just all around fantastic people.. and that’s saying a lot because I’m horrifyingly shy. So happy rezday to me and I hope I’m still here blogging away in another year. :D

And just a little reminder of the past.. here’s a little picture tour. :P Ah, memories lol.

Straight out of Orientation Island FrickaM.. cybergoth newb.

After hitting the Freebie wall at NCIFreebie Fricka

The first things I bought after I gave in and purchased lindens.Lindens were spent 2!

And this is probably one of my favorite pictures of my avatar. ^^;Portrait

Moving on…

Yeah that title sounded all foreboding didn’t it? The other night I woke myself up with a terrible cough and couldn’t get back to sleep. And long story short, I haz a new house in a new spot! And for really the first time since I started SL I have my house on the ground! Very exciting. I have a cute little corner plot with ocean on both sides.  This really came at a good time for me because I was starting to grow a bit weary of SL in general… with the upcoming WoW expansion pack and Warhammer to keep my gaming time busy I was pretty much relegating SL to popping on for customer service issues. So yeah, woot for new digs!! Also a big woot to Fricker Fraker who made me feel super welcome to the neighborhood. :D

I couldn’t decide which picture I liked better so I’m posting them both.

New Home! (colorized)

New Home! (b/w)

Meme

I probably could sit on Blogthings all day taking these quizzes! I saw this one on CeN’s blog and had to take it. I’d say it’s fairly spot on.


You Are the Philosopher


You love thinking things over and developing theories.Learning is very important to you, and you pursue knowledge relentlessly.

You love to talk about the things you know, often in more detail than people would like to hear.

And you know a lot! You’re always taking on new subjects, interests, and hobbies.

You are at your best when you are left alone to ponder your newest ideas and experiments.

You tend to withdraw from environments that are loud, contentious, or passionate.