Monday Meme: Second Life Yearbook Smile Challenge!

I’ve mostly been out of the blogging loop and have decided to stay that way for the most part. But as always I am slightly pulled back in by; The Mother of Bloggers, Queen of Photography! Yes this is my personal name for her and I will continue to use it but who else could I be speaking about other than Strawberry Singh!

So she has decided to being Monday Meme’s once again and I couldn’t be happier, as it’s something that I have always enjoyed doing. Also I must note it’s something that can make me blog at least once a week again which isn’t too much for me. Anyways onto this week’s Meme!

Meme instructions: Share an image of your Second Life avatar smiling for a yearbook photo. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the new Second Life Yearbook flickr group, you can also share them in the Blog Memes flickr group if you like.

 

Second Life Yearbook Challenge 2015!

I know, I am not smiling but there is a reason for that. I have the AnyPose Expression Hud, which I find quite useful for pictures. There is one thing, I HATE the smiles.. looks like I am going to break into someone’s home and murder them as they sleep…or as if I was giving too many ‘happy’ pills to try to stabilize my mood. So then I went looking at the Loud Mouth which also had me left more than a bit disappointed. So my theme slowly began to take form, I’m angry; this should be so fucking simple! And there I got it, channel my anger into this and make a future mug shot picture because truth be told, I hated smiling for school pictures and was made not once but twice to retake pictures by my mother! So I just used my [Whatever] Teeth 2.0 Pierced that I always wear but with the ‘Hooked’ Mesh Alpha Included! So there you have it, perhaps a bit outside of the box but this is me that we are talking about after all.

 

 

Converting Azz Appliers to Omega

My blog about The Maitreya Mesh Body and Omega Appliers, has already gotten quite a few views and replies on Facebook thanks to Strawberry Singh sharing it.

A common question that has come up is how does one convert their old Phat Azz & Lola Appliers into New Omega ones. It’s quite simple and I’ll walk you right through it but first I need to make a note in regards to Lola’s Appliers. You do not need to convert your Lola appliers into an Omega one. It seems that the Lola’s and Omega notecards are read on the same channel, meaning that Lola appliers should work just fine unless they were not made with full upper textures as I detailed in my last post.

At the Omega store and on their marketplace page, there’s a kit for converting appliers to Omega. If you also have the Maitreya Mesh Body you need to grab their Omega Relay to apply the clothing to the mesh body

Converting Phat Azz or any other Azz Appliers to Omega:

In the picture below, I am showing what came with the Converter Bundle for Omega System. I will just be working with the Omega Classic – Convertsion Kit. -The Combo Bottom Applier

 

Omega Look

 

First you need to rezz out the applier you want to convert, try to do this on a building platform or outside of your home, you don’t want to accidentally delete something and create more work for yourself. Then rez out one of the combo bottom appliers from Omega. Next you need to right click and select edit on the applier you are converting from so that you can grab the notecard. I should note that most are linked objects so while in edit you need to click on edit linked parts then on the prim. For example, I am using a Reign applier, I click edit linked parts and then on ‘Pants’, next going to the Content folder which shows the notecard that I can drag out and drop into my inventory.

 

omega2

Next you will want to right click to enter edit mode on the Omega Applier, once there in the content folder of the object you will already find a ‘Config Pant’ Notecard there, you must right click and delete that notecard one before dropping in the new one!

 

omega3

Drag and drop in your new notecard into the object, it should have been no modify/no transfer when you took it from the original applier. Rename your Applier and take it into your inventory, making sure to place it in theory into the folder the outfit is as it will not do that automatically. Also either take or delete your other applier but make sure it was copyable, it wasn’t then you need to make sure to take it back into your inventory otherwise it will be deleted and then you will lose it!!

Now to test out and see if your applier was made correctly make sure you have it attached, along with your Maitreya Hud and Maitreya Omega Relay. Click Pants on your applier and it should apply, now I also have on my Reign applier as well to show that when the Maitreya Omega Relay is attached you can simply click on the Lola applier and it appears on your body also well, as long as the texture for the Lolas was made with a full upper texture as stated in my other blog.

 

omega4

I hope this has cleared up a few things and explained thing a bit better for those converting their appliers. If anyone else has any questions, please feel free to contact me on my Facebook. Flickr or Facebook Page For The Blog.

 

 

 

The Maitreya Mesh Body & Omega Appliers

Maitreya Mesh Body

I know that I haven’t blogged in a longtime but I felt the urge too with all of the information that I have been finding out over the past few days in regards to the new Maitreya Mesh Body. So please bear with me through all of the pictures and the following information.

The Omega System that has been catching on since the summer of 2014 has been quite useful many designers now offer Omega Appliers along with many others with their newer clothing.

Even if a designer doesn’t offer Omega Appliers you can easily create your own using their Conversion Kits. So earlier today I began to test out if appliers could easily be made and I found out a few things.

In regards to creating appliers from the older Phat/Cute Azz notecards it’s quite a breeze, unless you are trying to convert for example a pair of high waist shorts from the summertime. You will find that it works but the top of the shorts which should be on your stomach will not be there, that is due to that layer having been created as a system layer. At this moment in time there is nothing which can be done other than to see if the product has been re-released with Omega Appliers or to contact the designer to see if they plan to update their older items at some point in the future.

As for Lola’s tops, Omega has said that there is no need to create new appliers as the old Lola’s tops since the notecards seem to be read on the same channel as Omega.

But there is a disclaimer on the Maitreya Kit from Omega; ‘Disclaimer: Not ALL Tango Appliers will work correctly! Appliers that do not use a full upper texture will not work.

Now there is the slight issue, some appliers work and others do not. The ones which did not use a full upper texture, the textures will appear on the arms and stomach. Once more the only thing that can be done is to see if the product has been re-released with Omega Appliers or to contact the designer to see if they plan to update their older items at some point in the future, hopefully using full upper textures.

 

Example of a Working Full Upper Texture: REIGN.- Bowtie Bodysuit- Bubblegum, popular during Summer of 2014

Reign Example of Full Upper Texture For Lola's

Example of a Non Full Upper Texture: 1 Hundred. Bareback Bodysuit. Charcoal

1Hundred Example of Non Full Upper Texture

 

Now I went through quite a few things that I own and I am happy to say quite a few of the Lola’s appliers worked because they were made with a full upper texture.

Here is a list of the older items that I tried which show up perfectly on the Maitreya Mesh Body as a complete top.

Reign
Izzie’s
Forever Young
[In]sight
American Beauty
IAF
Biddy
Renegade
So – Hai
{UR}
Beauty Is Pain
FLG

Now I have sent a few notecards out to certain designers who’s clothing that I enjoy very much and am waiting for replies. So far I have heard back from only one (was a super quick reply only 10 minutes after I had sent the notecard); Skyler Lebed the owner of Dirty Princess. In her own words, regarding Omega Appliers for her clothing. ‘No, I do not have plans to update any older items, atm, if I do, do some omega’s for any older items I will release them as new items, and list them all again.’

Most of the items that are offered from Dirty Princess are 200L or lower so I look forward to see what items might be updated and re-listed in the future.

So for those of you who are wondering if you should delete your old Azzes and Lola’s; hang onto to them. They will come in handy for those items which were not made with full upper or lower textures.

I hope that this information helps quite a few people out. Happy New Year ♥

 

Debating…

It’s been 4 months since I have shut down this blog but I have been debating with myself whether or not to start it back up again or not. I might simply use it to show the pictures that I edit, giving credits of the items worn and that’s all. I’ve really come to enjoy editing photos and learning more and more tricks as well as figuring different things out within Photoshop. I suppose in a way it became my safe haven during the end of the summer and early fall and I would like to show off what I now can do. It’s simply a matter of not letting it control my life as it once did with the need to post each and every single day like I tried to do once before. Posting would be pretty all over the place,if I started once more which is fine by me. I simply want to enjoy it and not let it rule or control my time within SL.

So for now I will continue to debate and leave you with a picture that I did a few days ago.

I hope that you all have been well. ♥

 

Leave The World Behind....

Credits:

Mesh Eyelids: Slink: Slink Mesh Eyelids
Outfit: *Fishy Strawberry*: L’Ange White – Black Necklace @Uber
Hair: ARGRACE – Akane Reds
Pose: From ARGRACE – Akane #1

Art is A Feeling….

“Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

– Bob Ross

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
– Pablo Picasso

Art Is  A Feeling - Close Up

Credits:

Poche: Orange Tart  summer orange tart  1 @The Seasons Story
Poche: Orange Tart summer orange tart 2 @The Seasons Story

XIAJ: Yuru Artist Desk @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Hera Artist Stool @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Wendz Table Pedestal @The Seasons Story
XIAJ: Pencil and Eraser Set @The Seasons Story

8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 13. Our Secret Hideout – Crate of Wisdom @The Seasons Story
8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 18. Our Secret Hideout – Secret Diary @The Seasons Story
8f8: Our Secret Hideout – 19. Our Secret Hideout – Precious Thoughts @The Seasons Story

Art Is A Feeling...

Foreign Queen

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.” – D. H. Lawrence
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

I wanted another chance to show off the some of the lovely pieces being offered by Mandala during this round of Collabor88.

 

Foreign Queen - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #359
Hair: Truth: Devinna – Browns
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88

 

Foreign Queen

 

 

 

 

 

Safari Dreams

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson

“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Safari Dreams - Close Up

 

Credits:

Pose: !bang: Stands 350-359 – #354
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~: Cheetah Hair – Solstice @Collabor88
Necklace: Mandala: Kyara – Volcano @Collabor88
Vest: The Secret Store: Noah Cropped Vest – Sienna @Collabor88
Romper: The Secret Store: Kiara Romper – Green Leaf @Collabor88
Shoes: Pure Poison: Giulia *Slink Flat Feet* @Collabor88

Safari Dreams

Happy Fourth of July!!!!

Happy Fourth of July to Everyone! I hope that you are all enjoying the holiday; I know that I am so far.

I started to think about how old our country is and I wondered if there was a way to mix in the old with the new within SL. So I put together an outfit with something from last year and something just released not too long ago as well.

Also The Dressing Room Fusion opened once again today! I found a really nice product from Izzies; Water Drops that you can add on as a tattoo and/or prim attachment. It’ll make a few photos a bit nicer without having to work so hard for a nice water effect on the body.

 

Just A Dip

Credits:

Pose: .[ pose+ivity ].: Leyla Pack – Leyla3

Hair: *ARGRACE*: Hikari – Blacks

Bikini: -Farspire Fashion-: American Grunge Bikini *Group Gift 2013*

Water Drops: Izzies: Body Water Drops @The Dressing Room Fusion

I Dream Of Sushi…?

First off Happy Fourth of July to all of my fellow American Friends. I will be trying to get a Fourth of July themed blog or at the very least a picture done before the end of the day (RL Permitting), so if it’s posted tomorrow then I apologize in advance.

This Morning I stopped by The Chapter Four which opens each month on the Fourth. This time in particular there was something that I really, really wanted… Let me Explain… After the Picture and Credits….

 

I Dream Of Sushi.....

Credits:

Pose: *~*HopScotch*~* Under The Sea *Includes Fish Tank*
Hair: Truth: Devinna – Browns
Dress: *ionic*: Martina Dress @The Chapter Four July
Shoes: .REIGN.: MaryJane Wedges – White (Cork) *For Slink Med Feet*

                                                                  Items In Picture:

Sushi Kitties: .Birdy.

Display Unit Rare @The Chapter Four July
Double Kitty Roll Rare @The Chapter Four July
Fishy All Gone @The Chapter Four July
Octopuss Purple @The Chapter Four July
Salmon 2 @The Chapter Four July

Continuing on with my long-winded story….
I believe that I can speak for a great deal of SL Residents in saying that .Birdy. is quite addicting. All of the animals to hold and love, always something new being released which tops what had just come out weeks ago. It’s a drive, a need to try to have them all. ‘Gotta Catch Them All’; Yes I pulled out Pokemon… but that’s what it feels like trying to catch them all and even more so with that one common you can’t seem to get your hands on, or that ever elusive rare which can drive us mad.

So when I learned of what was coming to The Chapter Four this month from .Birdy.; my heart truly skipped a beat. First off I am a cat person, second I love sushi…well the type that is cooked or not raw fish. Fried Sweet Potato Roll, Bacon Asparagus Roll… so good but I digress…

I knew that I needed the set if not only to be able to take a picture with it. Then I began to think about it more and more before an odd idea came into mind all because of a very odd type of dream that I had. I believe the picture captures part of my dream pretty well. I wish I could have executed it a bit better to be understood but I am pretty happy with the picture given this was a bit new for me. I’m not that artistic to say the very least…. I hope that you all enjoyed and enjoy your holiday! ♥