Sunday, March 31, 2013

Disneybound challenge - Week Three - Gaston

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Outfit - Shirt Belli : Cover - Yellow SLURL
Outfit - jacket Pale Empress ~ Catherine top ~ Red SLURL
Outfit - pants Apricot Paws - Echo Jeans - Black SLURL
Prop Ducky Blunderbuss SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-BELLE hairSLURL
PosePFC~Hunter's rest PFC~Hunter's rest SLURL
SimSteelhead NevermoorSLURL

So, well known fact about me

Beauty and the Beast is my FAVORITE movie of all time. I mean, to the point that I based my wedding dress off of the gold ball gown. Our living room has a shelf of BatB stuff and that's not even all I OWN. Just what fits up on it. Which sucks as two of my showpiece items are too big for the shelf I have in this house. Both are by Lennox, one is of Belle and Beast in winter with the birds, the other is of the Rose jar. SO PRETTY, SO not going to risk them falling off by being off balance!

So I was pleased, and amused that this weeks was Gaston. Pleased that it was a BatB Character, amused that they went with the bad guy, and Gaston is the first villain to show up in the challenge.

Finding the outfit was super easy, I figured Gaston, if he had boobs, would show them off as much as he could, so the jacket thing was a fantastic find due to the Powergirl boob window thing. The rest is just filler. Then the prop and pose! That blunderbuss? It shoots RUBBER DUCKS, I am so very much amused. And the chair was too perfect, I couldn't find a good pose for the gun so I went looking for his chair in the tavern and found that!

Sadly I couldn't find a good tavern that would let me plop the thing down, so its in the cave on my land.

I have, around 4 or 5 different recordings of Beauty and the Beast, Including the Original Australian cast recording. Which, has HUGH JACKMAN playing Gaston Yes, for those that did not already know, He was in musicals long before he was in movies. I sadly can not find much video of him playing the role, but there is a few snippets of him in this video. and if all you want to do is listen, here his him doing Gaston, the song. He's honestly the best thing ON that cast album, Belle is whiny, Mrs Potts is an Australian TRYING to do a British accent, same with Lumire and French and everyone else is just not as good as Hugh. Not bad at all for his first time in a musical!

And that's it for this week! Can't wait, again, to find out what the next one is!

Hoppy Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring cleaning!

Time to clean out my photo folders and post links to all the stuff I didn't get a chance to last year! New season, new TAIL in photos, lets get to cleaning!

My new profile photo I took on my real life Birthday in January. Amazing gown is by White Armory *marketplace link* I don't remember the rest.

Now for links to albums! Thankfully I do not have a whole lotta these but a few.

A while back, there was a fabulous LED sim that was all done up like a Black and white sketch. I went to it, but I not only explored it, I was in theme! I had found a fun stick figure avatar on the marketplace and wore it with a black and white version of my wings

My photos of the Sim are here

I don't know if the sim is still around or not. I know the LED sims vanish from time to time.

I saw this next place over on Primdolls some time back, I think in October. It was a haunted hunt with a theme around a Japanese Legend. I don't remember much else about it, It was a lovely build and the hunt was fun.

My photos of it are here.

Photos from None Relay for Life Related Steelhead dances from winter of 2011 to winter of 2012

And lastly, because I was dealing with Renfaire and Computer issues at the time, I didn't get to post these durning the event. My photos from this years Fashion for Life.

And now I feel all caught up and ready for new exploring now and of course FANTASY FAIRE 2013!!!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fifth rez day!

Yesterday was my Fifth Rez day! FIVE YEARS in Secondlife!

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I had planned originally to spend my Rez day in world and exploring a new lovely place on my computer. But I had ONE last issue to deal with with the new system. Which had be a wee bit depressed and worried that it was bigger then it was. But It is now taken care of and I am on a computer that not only will play second life, but I now have shadows and all the other nifty features I didn't before.

I am so thrilled to be able to get back to exploring again!

To celebrate my rez day I picked up a new mesh tail that is animated and SO much sleeker then the squirrel like tail that came with my avatar. It's the {Lemon Tea} Somali Neko Tail and i love it. It swishes back and forth better then any tail I have ever seen in world. IT comes with a hud with several fur texuters and you can tint it via rgb as well! Super nice!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week Thirteen - Inchworm

Week Thirteen

178, 236, 93

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Outfit Falln Sanak address FF ExclusiveSLURL
HairVita's Boudoir - *CHH3*8 Dragonfly hair ...tinted SLURL
AccessoryIzzie's - You got something on your nose! SLURL
Poseflowey - the sky boxes - ALL - for Collabor88 SLURL
Sim My home plot in Steelhead NevermoorSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Pink Flamingo

252, 116, 253

This weeks crayon I picked cause, well INCHWORM! It's a fun word and I love the song, but then I am a Danny Kaye fan got the great fun of trying to match it! It was added to the box of crayons in 2003 and is found in the 120 and up boxes.

I had a HARD time with this one, Thankfully the bodice of this outfit I got last year at Fantasy Faire worked! The outfit does come in other colors but this one was exclusive to the event. Which I am SO looking forwards to blogging again this year!

The hair is from last years Crazy Hair hunt, and I tinted it. So it also, is not available anymore either. And I think the skybox/pose I used is also not available. If it IS it is only for a few more days till the new round of Collabor88 starts.

The cute lil Inchworm on my nose however IS available now, I picked it up off the marketplace but they have an in world store too!

I BELIEVE I am coming close to the end of my Computer issues. At least as best I can till we can save to get me a Win 8 compatible graphics card. By tomorrow I hope to be fully in the new system, with a faster processor and more memory! YAY! I can not WAIT to get back to blogging and exploring properly

Oh..and if you had no idea what it is..

This is the version seen originally in the film Hans Christian Anderson.. But..I love this version ...

Because Danny Kaye and the Muppets are just a match made in Heaven.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Disneybound challenge - week two - Ariel "kiss the girl"

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Outfit - Blouse ~Sassy!~ Poet shirt - white SLURL
Outfit - corset Schadenfreude Azure Something Wicked Corsets SLURL
Outfit - Skirt Pracilla Belted Blue Boho Skirt *COPY/Resize* By Candace Hudson SLURL
Hair>TRUTH< Aloha -SLURL
PoseSchadenfreude Posing Sparrows SLURL
SimSteelhead NevermoorSLURL

So this week for the Disney Bound challenge they clarified some things. Which helped, as some people got mixed up. Your to create your own version of a specific outfit worn by a specific character. Not just any character from the named movie or any outfit the character wore in the movie. I wager a lot of last weeks confusion happened due to Peter Pan being both the name of the character AND the name of the movie!

This week its The Little Mermaid's Ariel, and specifically the outfit she has on in the song "Kiss the Girl'. Now, I could have gone SUPER Disney geek here and matched it to the outfit she wears in the stage play version, and not the movie, but I figured I'll wait to unload THAT level of Disney geek for a different character. It's orange and Yellow BTW..

For the highlight if this ensemble I went with one of Schadenfreude's corsets, I love them so much. They are So easy to mix and match as you just need one corset base and then the huds for all the styles! I picked this style due to the tentacles on it! Little homage to Ursala being the reason she has legs there. The blouse and skirt got picked as they look fantastic together and give a lovely bohemian vibe which I felt suited Ariel. The hair, its got shells in it! So it was a must.

Next to my home plot is a bit of "public" land in nevermore, that handedly has a mermaid statue, so I flew over to it and dug out some bird poses. As birds and Disney Princesses just go along SO well!

Can't wait to find out who we do next week! I do home one week we have Belle, she's my Fav. And Turlock has said if they EVER do anyone from Lilo and Stitch he wants to join, that's his favorite Disney movie. I might grab Adar if they do Robin Hood, that's his! This is such fun!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week Twelve - Radical Red

Week Twelve
  Radical Red

255, 73, 108

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Outfit ~*~Shar's Gowns~*~Valentines Gift SLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Flora" SLURL
Pose[LA] Flowers - Multipose [Boxed] SLURL
Sim My home plot in Steelhead NevermoorSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!


178, 236, 93

The difference between seeing the color swatch in world and then on a web page can be amazing at times. I have this big prim set up that I tint with the color of the week, two actually as I discovered that the prim being full bright or not makes a HUGE difference in how close the color matches. Usually its the full bright one that matches. And I mean match where I can take a screen shot of my prim, and then one of the color on a web page, crop one down and put it over and they match! I stand in front of this prim to find my outfit. IN world, this dress had the swatch colors, but now, on a web page, it looks SO Different! It blows my mind.

Anyway, this weeks crayon is RADICAL RED, and it was introduced in 1990 as a Fluorescent color. It can be found in the 80 colors box and up.

The outfit is a valientines gift from this year, the hair I believe I got at colbr88 but not fully sure, and the pose is something I had for a while. It's the first day of spring so I wanted a springy look!

Haven't gotten the new fan for my new computer yet, and while we got my graphics card to work in my old computer with win 8, Adar's computer just makes things look PRETTIER and also loads textures WAY faster, so I am still over there for photo taking. HOPING to get my new computer up and running over the weekend.


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Disneybound challenge - week one Peter Pan

So there is a new weekly blogger challenge out there. And it is DISNEY themed. So I MUST DO IT!! Each week the ladies over at Style Minions will give a Disney Character and you present your interpretation of an outfit in that characters colors. There is no color swatch to match so its a TON easier then color based Challenges. And loads of fun!

The first week's Character is..PETER PAN!

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Outfit (women's)(fir) Lysander ~silentsparrow~ steamfairy costume SLURL
Pose[impEle] Winged Poses (Marketplace) Marketplace
SimMy home plot in Steelhead NevermoorSLURL

I thought this outfit fit Peter VERY well, in a steampunk way. There is a male version of it as well!

I looked for a Neverland sim to take a photo on, but the only Neverland I found was a recreation of Michael Jacksons home. Not quite what I wanted..Can't wait to see what the next character is!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Oh I am a complete DUNCE

Last year I never posted a Relay Wrap up post ! I think I had been waiting for the final fund raising totals which come in August and then just forgot! Wont make that mistake this year!

So before I start posting fashion for life stuff I feel I should at least share the links to the galleries of photos from last year

Fuzzball and Genie's Wedding. Yes it was a RFL event, also a Steelhead one.

The Steelhead relay dance events I managed to make

Steelhead's Relay Camp sight from last year

Photos taken of the track and the people on it during Relay day

After Relay nonsense and the camp sights, I left the track and explored the camp sights better.

The total raised last year was US $375,385

This year will be even better. We're Celebrating 100 years of Relay!

Rembering Relay

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week Eleven -Shiny Shamrock

Week Eleven
  Shiny Shamrock

95, 167, 120

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Outfit *katat0nik* (lt green) Shamrock Dress - Magic of Oz Hunt SLURL
Hair.:EMO-tions:. * SAMARA *SLURL
Prop::J&K::. Happy St. Patrick's Day! - FatPack marketplace
PoseOomph! - It's Easter Time (Adult Avi Version) SLURL
Sim Fashion for Life sim Mausoleum at HalicarnassusSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Radical Red

255, 73, 108

Sorry for this coming so late! I've been working on setting up the new computer and..well, its not going smoothly.

Shiny Shamrock is a part of the Silver Swirls colors introduced in 1990. Lovely fun colors to play with! And I chose this color as Sunday is St. Patrick's day!!

My outfit is an old hunt gift so it's not available. And that it has a St. Pat.s theme is not planned, it was just the only outfit I had that came CLOSE to the right shade. I had even picked up a Fashion For Life outfit that I THOUGHT was the right shade and it was too dark. I went with a mix of two pose pieces as I couldn't rez a pose prop on the Fashion For Life sim and I wanted this weeks shot to be done there. The sims are glorious and go to them as fast as you can before they go away in a few days!

I'll be covering Fashion for Life itself in another post.

And yes, I have my new computer and hard drive back! But all did not go according to plans. UPS broke the computer in shipping, they banged it around so much the processor cooling fan broke off, and until we can get a replacement, the new computer wont run.

So we stuck the hard drive into my old computer. And found an issue! Windows 8 and my graphics card do not get along. The much less powerful graphics card that came with the new computer does get along with win 8 so we had to put that in. But, at least on my older, slower, computer, it does not give enough UMPH to use Secondlife properly, though with out it or with my normal card Secondlife wont run at ALL.

So I am still having to get on Adar's computer for that. A fix is in the works but we're not sure right now if it's going to be a driver thing or just biting the bullet and getting a new graphics card. Or for all we know in the newer computer the graphics card that gets along with win 8 combined with its more RAM and faster processor will be enough. Frankly, I'd rather have a graphics card I know works well already ON TOP of the more power, but I may not have a choice. But right now its a wait and see.

But I am SO glad to have all my stuff back, even if reinstalling everything and trying to get Win 8 to work how I want it to is a massive PIA. UGH so many stupid changes from XP that don't make sense! Improvements my whiskers!!

And that's enough ranting. Get to Fashion For Life!!! Donate to Relay!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

RFL kick off

Today marks the start of Relay season in Secondlife. I attended the Kick off ceremony, snagged a few photos but it took a while. I couldn't get on early to let stuff Rez as Adar was using his computer. Mine wont get here till Monday! The sims where PACKED and I left after it was over instead of sticking around to take some photos. Gah can not wait till I have access to all my programs again to take photos and post them easily!

So many teams registered and we've already raised over 9,000 of money just from the webpage donations alone! And with Fashion for Life starting today as well a lot more is guaranteed

I'm so not going to try to get into FFL till I get my computer set up. Fighting the crowds is hard at the best of times, I want to be comfy to do so, instead of sitting on the floor and straining my eyes.

Here are links to the other photos I took. It's the best I can do with out my programs!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

52 Crayola Crayons week ten - Macaroni and Cheese

Week Ten
  Macaroni and Cheese

255, 189, 136

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Outfit !gO! Little Witch -yellow- SLURL
PantsApricot Paws - meshDigi Pants - MustardSLURL
Pose*~* Y's Art&Poses - It's Snowing Pose Pack SLURL
Sim Garden of AbsentiaSLURL

Next Week's Crayon!!

  Shiny Shamrock

95, 167, 120

This weeks color is obviously named for the food. Even if it's not QUITE the shade as Kraft's Mac and cheese! It first appeared in 1993 in the 96 crayon box. It was part of a name the color contest and was named by a six year old named Adrienne Watral . The contest to name several new shades was done to coincide with Crayola's 90th anniversary. For one year after the new names for the colors where announced the crayons wrapper had the name of the person that named the color on them. After that they reverted to the standard crayon wrapper. You can read all about it at this link! a page I JUST found and will be bookmarking and reading over for later posts!

Onto the outfit, I saw the coat in a few others blog posts and HAD TO HAVE IT. Why? It's a second life version of a Katwise, or Elf coat! ! The coats are made from recycled sweaters, and as Kat, the originator of the design sells instructions on how to make your own, I have no problem with a second life version. Many creators sell their own versions on etsy, with her blessings! I know this as I have the instructions and did my own attempt at one. Mine didn't turn out so well as my serger needs servicing and the tension was all a much and it just need up a big UGH. I do plan to eventually have another go at it. In fact I should go sweater hunting soon before they are all gone from the thrift stores.

I actually bought the coat in two colors, one for this shot and one in a purple I'll be more likely to wear! The one I made is all pinks and purples for wearing at colder Renaissance Faires.

I picked a snow scene for the shot as it made sense. And I do not yet have my computer back so just the one image. I get it on Monday though! I'm so excited! Just in time for the start of Relay For Life and the Fashion Faire!