Archive for the 'Portrait' category
Keeping to the motto ’stick with your crew’ - and because I still feel quite guilty about decapitating him a while ago - I decided to do some effort and help Winter Jefferson with campaigning for Hottest Male Avatar 2008. Do you dig hansom, witty guys that aren’t afraid to leave bite marks? Then Winter’s the one to vote for! ‘Nuff said. Go vote!
Image CC Attribution Non-commercial No-derives so you can Plurk, Twitter, Rezz, Texture, Print, … our lovely Winter as much as you want. The version I have is large enough to do a desktop background, IF there is any demand for that (lemme know which dimensions you need).
Really, after seeing Andro like this on the A Different Light SL photography exhibition opening, I can’t help but think - and hope - that ‘Demo’ will become the next best fashion thing in Second Life.
Let’s throw out the skins that cost thousands of dollars, let’s celebrate badly done seaming, let’s dig into our inventories and wear stuff from when we were young, let’s go out shopping at discount. Because, hell, who needs perfection anyway as imperfection looks this neat!
September 8, 2007 5:31 am
I was one happy Second Life blogger when on August 21 2007 VintFalken.com reached 2000 comments when Shockwave Plasma hit the ’submit’ button on this post, pondering her return to Pownce. As I do not reach 2k comments each day - or week, or month as a matter of fact - it was worth doing something extra for this:
Now, originally this is a rather big file, so I do want to give Shockwave a real life print - if she is interested in having one, that is. But: this one is on me (on my google adsence revenue, actually ;)) and I don’t want her to feel obliged to give out her RL address / data to me. So I’m looking for:
- A good online photograph printing service
- that allows to give out gift certificates by e-mail or code number for an amount I choose
- and allows Shockwave to use that gift certificate for a photograph I upload
- and delivers to that part of Earth where Shockwave Plasma’s owner resides.
Suggestions, anybody? (Or any other solution, of course.)
PS. Next celebration of important milestone in my Second Web Life is 50k views - 44,778 as I type - on the Flickr stream. Codie is waiting for me to reach that as she promised me we’d celebrate ‘50k’ together in ‘Par Tay’ style. =)
Still wondering why it was that hard to catch a seat at the opening speech Philip Linden gave @ SL4B? Lots and lots of Lindens present. Now, you’d think, if they want to talk to Governor Phil, they can just email? Some I managed to snapshot before crashing:
She must be from Texas, aiwght?
I just knew some of them were taking their God status just to serious. Hun, giving the residents an open source viewer which is terribly buggy and has huge memory loss, still doesn’t get you this wings!
Hmmm. Maybe that was fashionable four years ago, it isn’t anymore now. The balloons do get Mia some extra points for cuteness.
Neat! No mean comments. *grins*
Hmm. Lady, you know, we have prims for a reason. Hair is one of those reasons. And did you paint your eyes with tip-ex again?!
The old man with glasses look makes me want to trust him. Really. I’d take a cookie from him anytime.
This reminded me of Dandellion’s post on Immersionists vs. Augumentationists, where in the comments I decided my thought on this would be just as clear if I dropped the to many syllables terminology:
People making up their characters will always add ‘pieces’ of their first life selves, probably not even realising that. And people playing ‘themself’ will always play only how they perceive that themself being, not who they really are. Thus they both play (both) roles.
PS. I think I’m permanent black and white with spots now. No more human. I like my cute ears just to much. Now only find myself a winter skin. (Neko’s do have a winter fur and a summer fur, no?)
I’m not that good at sitting still during speeches (and TP’ing out did not work), so I’ve shot some Lindens. I figured I’d just read soon to be ex-governor of SL Phil’s speech in the chat logs. ;)
Does anybody have the link to the media file/video already? I was one of those persons not being able to access it for leave streaming.
PS. *hint* Voice is enabled on the SL4B sims and I’m running Firstlook Voice. *hint* (I still did not test it, as nobody seems to enable voice on their clients?)
Anyway, here goes the chat log:
Philip Linden: Hi All
Philip Linden: Happy happy birthday everyone!
Philip Linden: So many people.
Philip Linden: Who here was there that night?
Philip Linden: When we had the ball drop.
Philip Linden: Love that old map
Philip Linden: Reminds me of June 22, midnight, 2003
Philip Linden: I’m not using the voice client right now.
Philip Linden: How is everyone?
Philip Linden: Feeling good myself. Nice to be in-world.
Philip Linden: So many new faces.
Philip Linden: And a few old ones too…. hiya Yadni.
Philip Linden: We’ve got some old lastnames out there…
Philip Linden: Nomad
Philip Linden: Zugzwang
Philip Linden shouts: Does anyone remember how many times we used to let last names be used?
Philip Linden shouts: Yep, the original goal was 150
Philip Linden shouts: But even back then, we still sometimes let it go to that.
Philip Linden: This is an amazing event and set of builds.
Philip Linden: OK that sounds like fun.
Philip Linden: Let’s start with a Linden bear… I guess that is a crazy idea.
Philip Linden: OK next person to buy for zero gets it.
Philip Linden: That was sorta fun.
Philip Linden: How about another one?
Philip Linden: Hope we don’t crash the sim :)
Philip Linden: OK let me get closer.
Philip Linden: Can everyone hear me?
And then, then Phil’s Big Speech:
Well… let me just start by saying thank you…. For being a part of this big dream coming alive. People often ask me these days if I felt at the start like SL would work. And what I answer is that I always knew that SL would work,But that I dodn’t know exactly when. So thank you all for being the ‘when’ For those who haven’t heard me speak before, And I guess there are a few here! I was dreaming about SL since I was a kid. I felt sure that a whole world could be simulated on computers. and watching it all happen. We used to talk at work about a giant forest… full of evolving plants and things… a place you could wander around in forever, which noone had ever seen. and not see the same thing twice… and know that there were places in there you would happen upon, That was how I can remember thinking about SL at the start. It is also interesting to note, There are really a lot of ways in which it also hasn’t changed. that while SL has grown so much over these last 4 years, As we grow, it is easy to worry that the magic of this place will somehow go away. But looking at the world today, it is just as magical, only bigger. The things that make SL special are coded into it at the lowest level: Those are things that are enabled by the basic technology here. That is what makes me happiest today, and keeps me loving my job! I hope this day and event are fun… a way to see SL through time. Thanks for being here! I’ll hang around to chat, but let me wrap up so that we can all wander around and enjoy the day. I’m gonna logoff and get the voice viewer so I can chat a bit!! Back in a few.
Philip did not return, though:
Daedalus Young: I warned Philip he wouldn’t be able to get back in :P
And Iridium Linden:
The lovely Ardra Ah, head nurse at Zhivago Clinic.
PS. You did vote for me already, no? ;)