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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

 

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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.

 

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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!

 

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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.

 

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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 ♥

 

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! ♥

 

 

World Cup Fever!

I have to admit that a big part of me not blogging as of late has to be because I am watching Soccer(Football) quite a bit. I have the fever, even more so now that the United States has advanced to top 16th and now in do or die mode. Our next game is against Belgium on July 1st at 3pm CST! I’m excited; Are you? I’ve even gotten my gear but don’t tell I am secretly pulling for Argentina as well which might cause issues of they both win their next matching for they would end up meeting..

 

Balance

 

Credits:

Pose: BRAZUCA: BRAZUCA Exclusive Poses With Soccer Balls –

Hair: +Spellbound+: Warrior – Brunettes

Outfit: Lushish Catz: -USA- La Mundial 2014 *Phat/Cute Azz Appliers Included*

Shoes: Lushish Catz: – Sneakers – World Cup – White

 

 

Monday Meme: 20 Personal SL Questions

It’s time again for Monday Meme. I’ve been pretty busy this weekend figuring things out within Photoshop once again so this is a welcomed break from messing with that for a little bit. Strawberry Singh has given us another Meme filled with questions.

Meme instructions: Answer the following 20 personal questions about your Second Life.

Memorial Day

20 Questions!

  1. When and how did you discover Second Life? – I discovered it through a friend in February 2013 but had known about a bit before that and never joined.
  2. Did you know about virtual worlds before or was this your first experience with them? – I knew, I was an avid ‘The Sims’ player and I had dipped my toe into ‘City of Heroes’ back in 2006.
  3. Has Second Life met your expectations? Save for the beginning of my journey yes it has.
  4. If you could teleport back to the first ten minutes of your avatar’s slife, what would you tell yourself?  – Pick a different name, pick SilverShine rather than silverchild24..People can be cruel and use you, stick to yourself and figure out what it is that you want to do rather than conforming and try to please others without worrying about your own feelings; as your feelings do matter.
  5. How long did it take you to master avatar flying and driving vehicles inworld? – Flying was fairly simply after a bit of practice but driving, I still cannot do it. I wish I could but perhaps one day I can get the hang of it.
  6. Do you have a mystery alt? Yes & No. I have a child avi that I made while in relationship at the beginning of my SL. I bring her out every once in a while but am considering making another one for blogging purposes, yet not sure if I am actually going to do it or not.
  7. Is your SL avatar a reflection of you, or someone you wished you could be? – A little bit of both I suppose. I am in SL how I am in RL but I suppose I am a bit more social and outgoing in SL more than I have been in RL for the last 2 years. But looks wise.. I wish I looked more like my avi but I am a bit curvier in RL so.. yeah..
  8. Is there an individual you met in SL that inspired you in your RL? How? – Yes. I think that there are a fair few of us who have things which we need to work on in RL and sometimes the friends you make in SL become a major part of your RL who inspire you, encourage you to become a better version of yourself. I’m not naming names but the major one knows who she is.
  9. Do you feel it is easier to create stronger bonds/relationships with people you meet inworld as opposed to the real world? – Sometimes for me yes. I have been doing things online since I was 13, I will tell you this much in RL some of my major relationships/friendships began online before moving to RL and staying solely in RL. Sometimes it’s easier, you end up talking to a person who you cannot see a lot more, building a bit of a stronger bond at times as opposed to RL, where you can talk and become distracted by numerous things.
  10. Did you ever imagine or believe people could fall in love with someone they never met before Second Life? – Yes I do, why because it’s how I met my Ex-Husband RL, through chat rooms when I was a teenager, this goes back to #9 in all honesty. It’s easier to create bonds at least at times for me online.
  11. How has your perspective of dating changed (or not) since you started playing second life? – Dating in SL is like changing up what you eat every single day for some people. For others they place a little bit more care into it as they do in RL. My thoughts remain the same.. simply put some people just royally suck balls.
  12. How has your perspective of employment changed (or not) since you started playing second life? – It’s a bit crazy that there are some who can actually create things and make a living off of doing so in SL. But when a person has the drive and enjoyment of such its endless of what they can do in all honesty.
  13. Name three things in both your lives that overlap each other significantly. – Friendships, creativity, dreams.
  14. If you could live your life more immersively in a virtual world, would you? (Kind of like the Matrix) – So like the Matrix or more like Surrogates. Well hopefully that doesn’t come to be during my lifetime as I honestly don’t know..
  15. How do you think behavior changes for people if they’re inworld vs in real world? Why do you think that is? – Yes. In SL you can speak you mind and not worry about the repercussions of your actions because if someone doesn’t agree with you or if you don’t like someone you can simply block them and carry on with your day. In RL you have to answer for your actions and I know on occasions the best of us don’t want to answer to at least one action we have done in RL. But also people are a lot ruder and meaner in SL than in RL and that to me is a bit sad as we all login to enjoy ourselves and relax a bit doing the things we love to do within SL.
  16. How has second life consumerism changed your perception of spending habits, the value of money, the need to be “bleeding edge” with fashion? – I value money, I have learned to try to budget better for the things that I want in SL or things that I might come across and want. Sales are your friend, being in certain groups is great, you learn about group only sales which save you some of your Linden most of the time.
  17. Do you think virtual worlds like SL drive and redefine human interaction or do they narrow and limit it? -I think that it redefines it a certain extent. You learn more about yourself honestly.
  18. If technology progressed tomorrow to allow you to send emotions to people the way you’d send text or voice messages, would it enrich your SL experience or infringe on it? – At first it would infringe upon it but slowly it miht enrich it if people don’t end up abusing it as they do with somethings in SL.
  19. Name three skills you attribute to having learned or honed in second life alone. – Photoshop, Intuition and Budgeting
  20. If your grand kids googled your Second Life Avatar’s name, would they be intrigued, disgusted, proud or something else? – Oh.. well that’s a question right there. I’m honestly not sure, hopefully they won’t but I have at least 25+ years until I have to worry about that. (yes my RL daughter wont be having kids until close to 30 if I have a say!)

I must say that I had a bit of fun answering these, being made to think and reveal a bit more of myself once again.

 

Happy Memorial Day!

 

Credits:

Tablet: Plethora – Tablet My Custom One
Beach Towel and Parasol: Aphrodite: Aphrodite Summer Time 4th July Beach Towel *Group Gift July 2013*
Ice Cream Cooler: Aphrodite: Aphrodite Ice Creams Cooler *Group Gift July 2013*
Cooler 1: Plethora – Pixel Cooler: Beachside @ The Liaison Collaborative
Cooler 2: Plethora – Pixel Cooler: Seabirds @ The Liaison Collaborative

On Silver

Hair: +Spellbound+: Warrior – Brunettes *New Release 05/26*
Wedding Ring: JCNY: Forever, iEngrave Wedding Ring Set
Bracelet: Pure Poison: Cool Bracelets *Group Gift*
Shirt: Tee*fy:  Laura Unbuttoned Knotted Shirt Check @ COLLABOR88 May
Shorts: MoDANNA: BoBo Collection  Highwaist Shorts Dark Blue *Phat/Cute Azz & WowMeh Appliers Included* (Saturday Sale 24/14)
Leg Tattoo: Your Cocain: Fly Away *Phat/Cute Azz Applier Included*
Shoes: .REIGN.  Group Wedges FatPack – Red *Not Avaiable to New Group Members*
Hands: Slink: Relaxed Hands
Feet: Slink: Mid Feet

Designer Showcase: Opopop Design!

This morning I found out about another hunt that is going on; ‘We Promise‘. What’s special about this hunt is that all profits go to benefit American Cancer Society. Each item is only 4L, so that is a great deal for a truly wonderful cause! Below I am wearing the “Dawa” shoes in gray from Opopop Design which are unisex. It comes with a hud so you can resize your shoes to fit properly as well as change the color of the laces to black or white.

 

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Also Opopop Design is at The Fantasy Gacha Carnival. There are three items offered there by this designer. I got the Kampai V#1 Monster with a hold animation. I think that it’s so cute, there are so many different colors to collect; I have the black Ultra Rare in my collection.

 

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Go and take a look there are many things in the main store that are worth taking a look at as well, for men and women. ♥

Sunday is Pose Day!!!!!!!

I think that I am going to try something on Sundays. For now on Sundays will be Pose Day, A day where I’ll pick a pose or two that inspired a really great picture that I took and am in love with. Here we go for the ever ‘Pose Sunday’

                                            Rule Breaker & Risky

Credits:
Hair: Truth – Zoella
Cig: Niktion – Silver Rare – The Chapter 4 April *past*
Necklace: Mandala – Kotowari Unisex – The Mens Dept April *past*
Izzies – Heart Key Necklace – The Dressing Room Fusion March *past*
 Watch: Reign – Boho Watch: Galaxy/Chev *Gacha*
Bracelet: Pure Poison – Cool Bracelet *Group Gift*
Outfit: MoDannaSexy & I Know It Hunt Item With Appliers for Lolas & Phat/Cute Azz
Shoes: FLite – Skywalker Silver – *Limited Edition* Only 100 Available
Leg Tattoo: Your Cocain – Fly Away with Phat/Cute Azz Appliers
Neck Tattoo: ‘They’ Store no longer Inworld or on MP
Eyes: LAQ – Dazzling Grey
Pose: Label Motion – Love Set: Don’t Let Him Go – The Dressing Room Fusion
Rain Rain & Spring Afternoon

Credits: 
On Silver: 

Hair: Truth – Zoella
Necklace: Mandala – Kotowari Unisex – The Mens Dept April *past*
Izzies – Heart Key Necklace – The Dressing Room Fusion March *past*
 Watch: Reign – Boho Watch: Pink *Gacha*
Bracelet: Pure Poison – Cool Bracelet *Group Gift*
Shirt: Izzies: Long Sleeve Shirt Lilac (Spring Set) With Lolas Appliers
Pants: Cynful: Skinny Jeans: Pastel Coral – The Dressing Room Fusion
Shoes: Reign: Groupie Wedges *Group Gift*
Neck Tattoo: ‘They’ Store no longer Inworld or on MP
Eyes: LAQ – Dazzling Grey
                             Pose: An Lar Poses: Rain On Me *Comes with Umbrella*- Found Also @ One World May Edition 
On Benen:
 Hair:  Redgrave: Chris Dark
 Top:  FE Style: Hoodie BBG
      Shoes: Dark Blue Sneakers by Benen Azer

First of the Month Means Shopping!!!!!!

Today is the first day of May which means that quite a few events opened up today. I admit that at times I am one of those people who stays up waiting for the clock to strike 12am SLT; this time I didn’t and I am happy that I didn’t do such, getting some much needed sleep. There are three events that I went too today; Pink Fusion Hunt, Fameshed and a new one that I had never heard about until a few days ago Enchantment. I’m going to break each this down into sections so please forgive me if my post goes a bit longer than normal.

The Pink Fusion Hunt has 50 stores that each have an item hidden in their store for only 5L. Some of the designers that I like are there such as REIGN, Gawk!, Holli Pocket, and Forever Young Those are just a few to name out of the many stores offering goodies. I’m going to focus only on two of the items that I got today.

Pink Fusion Hunt Outfit offered by Lolita
 

 Above is an outfit that Lolita had,a nice zip tube top and light faded jean shorts. As you can see it comes with appliers for both the Linc Phat/Cute Azz as well as for Lolas.  I very much liked the zip detail of the top even with the Lolas on. It’s going to make such a wonderful summertime outfit.

Pink Fusion Buckled Pumps Offered by REIGN.

 Above are shoes from a store that I have grown to love so much over the last month; REIGN. I have to give a shout out here to Illy Reign and Kenadee Reign Funeral these two women work their asses off making a number of shoes that I have been beyond impressed with, as well as their friendliness in their store group chat that I was ‘coaxed’ into finally speaking in yesterday. Their store has had a number of new releases as of late so I knew to expect something good once more and I wasn’t disappointed at all what so ever. For Pink Fusion they offered Buckled Pee-Toe Pumps for Slink High Feet but the bonus is that they came in the two toned color above as well as a solid pink as well. So I got two pair of shoes for 5L, how on earth can you beat that?

This month at Fameshed there are many offerings but this time around I was drawn in more by a lovely dining room table, chairs, lighting and rack all called Darya that I saw by Trompe Loeil. Sadly it’s not all sold together which would have been nice but for that they make up by offering three different tables and chairs in color palettes Spring, Autumn and Neutral. I decided to get the Spring for both table and chairs; you can change the texture of the fabric to one of the 23 offered through the menu. The table also come with one without a table cloth as well as plates which are texture change, salt and pepper shakers, napkins with silverware within, wine glasses and plain silverware. All of which are copyable so you can rez out as many as you would like.

Here’s the set up of my dining room for the moment: 

Yum!

Look who popped in for Brunch; My Sister Mandy!

This month’s round of Enchantment is themed ‘Sleeping Beauty’ with 20 stores participating. I found many things that I love, but there is also something new going on. With your purchase there is a stamp card, wear the stamp card and TP around to all 20 stores to collect stamps to fill the card. Once the card is full, you can redeem it for any prize available at the prize location, which is given once you grab that very last stamp! I had two cards and gave one to my sister so that she could pick out a prize as well. I’ll be getting two more items for the stamp cards, as those prizes offered are really something special!

Here are some of the items that I got today:

Mirror Mirror, Am I Pretty?

On my vanity you’ll see on the right Little Brior Rose N&S Reed Diffuser from
!Ohmai for 75L and on the left, Night Time Care – Evil Fairy from O.M.E.N. for 75L as well.

Close Up of Merry Weather Pose by !bang

 The pictures above are from the Merry Weather pose offered by !bang for 250L. First off I have to give a shout out to Luna Jubilee, I had an issue with my stamp card not being in the package and she helped me out and was so very kind about it; be sure to check out her blog which I linked as it’s another one on which I lurk silently. I love almost everything that !bang poses has to offer; I admit that I am there weekly wondering what other poses to add to my ever growing collection. I really love the different angle at which you can take a close up, like the last picture for example. I was posing with my sister Mandy and it was a lot of fun.

I’ll share some of the prizes that I got for Enchantment in my next post hopefully, they really are offering some wonderful things. Well I better end this.. it’s rather long. Until next time! ♥