The Forgotten Office in The Air

The Forgotten Office in The Air

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Structure: Old Potting Shed Rust - Culprit
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Beachcomber Shelf – Lark || grandpapa`s  studies – Zigana || Palmerston Wall Hanging (Tuscan) – Theosophy
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Vintage Typewriter (from Reporter Deko set) - 22769 ~ [bauwerk] || Silvia  deco book pile and a green tea mug - ARIA || Keene Desk Lamp – DIGS || Tropical Birds – Toucan – Half-Deer || geekbook/cloudy - vespertine || Books – Apple Fall || Mason Jars & Notepad - Sari-Sari || Sheets Of Paper (from Reporter Deko set) -  22769 ~ [bauwerk] || ✤perry chair. ethnic diamond. - junk
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Heart of Polaroids – Apple Fall || Adventurer Wire Shelf – Sari-Sari || ✤Feels like heaven ladder – Kuro || Artist Desk – Apple Fall || wall clutter – floorplan || ✤ari tool.sunny – junk || ✤ivan leather rug – junk
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The Arcade Carriage Day - Scarlet Creative

LTD Magazine Page on FB asked: “Do you have a Home Office in your Second Life house? If so, share some pictures with us in the comments! We would love to see your work spaces!”

I had already snapped this pic a few days ago and I can totally wing it and say ‘yeah, this is how I SLive everyday. This is where my avi sit to blog. This is where I sit down to write my Notecards.” And y’all will laugh at me because you know it’s not true. XD  I do like this setup and I might keep it for a few more days, and actually live in it. There’s even a daybed there, so why not?

Wanna hear a story? I totally forgot I had this scene set up on my land.

This room was decorated nearly a month ago, while Summerfest was on. And then, as usual, I completely forgot about it because I would have started yet another decorating project. I love decorating so much and SL is a great place to exercise this hobby. So much so that my attention span when it comes to decorating is about 5 seconds. LOL. I usually have 3-5 different scenes rezzed at any one time, on several metres up, that sometimes I can forget what I have and what I don’t have. Because come on! SLife is too SLhort to only have one build rezz at a time, amirite?

And this build would have continued to be forgotten if Mun hadn’t decide to come live on my land. While I was rezzing her platform  in the air, I saw this build that looked familiar, so I cammed in and….

…found a project I was working on a few months ago….

….halfway decorated and all the way forgotten. ;____;

A thought occurred to me. I raised my draw distance to 200, flew 4000m up and just ‘fall’. And sure enough, every few hundred meters are some other clutters I rezzed and forgotten about. A few were random little items I forgot to clean up, but mostly there were fully decorated rooms that I abandoned. Probably because I TPed out in the middle of decorating to shop or some such.

Long story short, I had so much clutter in the sky, it was borderline insane. I also found several builds that I forgot I had…

…so I cleaned up and freed nearly 800+ prims on my land. Good Lord.

A few months back, I decided to sort out my Inventory by doing a ‘Nath Pevensey Style’ cleanup. I don’t remember where I found out about his idea…maybe Plurk? Maybe his blog (though I can’t find reference to it now). Basically, Nath’s idea is this: rezz everything new on a dedicated platform (skybox, a plank, whathavesyou) and leave it there til you have blogged it or sort it out. And I think that’s a great idea!

NOT SO MUCH IF YOU HAVE DISCIPLINE THE SIZE OF A GNAT THOUGH. (Like me!)

In hindsight, one should not attempt to practice this great idea during Arcade season when one is an Arcade Gacha addict. It was successful for the first few days. I even had color-coded planks–”things I don’t know what is in there”, “gacha stuff to open”, “gacha stuff to trade with” and so on. And then I started buying things, and playing gachas, and buying more things, and playing more gachas that now my ‘Inventory Platform’ is somewhere I never venture unto.

I have a feeling I’m doing this so wrong and that Nath will disapprove highly of me…LOL.

Anyway, I’m off to…er…attempt to clean up my Inventory Platform so I shall leave you to your happy shopping!

(P.S: If you don’t hear from me for a few days, send help and make sure you bring hunky men able to do heavy box lifting. Preferably only in their undies. Deal?)

Endless Story

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Structure: Classical White – RageWorks @ FaMESHed
Left to right:
Nature’s Way Rug – DIGS || ✤birdcage candle. one. - junk || ✤Chair [Connection dream] (tinted) – Soy @ The Dreamers Factory || ✤Feels like heaven (pillows) – Kuro || Origami Birds – Apple Fall || ✤Noor Statue – Tartessos Arts || two tone leather bag – ISON || nostalgic chandelier / gold – floorplan || into the woods frames – alpha – keke @ Kustom9 || Isabelle Vanity Table & Mirror Set – What Next @ The Garden ||  Filigree Glass Heels, Golden – Dysfunctional Designs @ Fit for a Princess || Crown [Gold] – PILOT || Sloane Hatbox Stool – What Next || Blossom Vase – Dysfunctional Designs
Alcove, from top:
✤Decorative plates (soup) – Kuro || Row of Books – What Next || Princess May – Collectable – Lilac (gacha) – RE @ Fit For A Princess || Astronomer’s Newton’s Cradle Decor – DIGS || Eva Books – Mudhoney || Shoe Planter (green) – Breno || Aisling Wicker Storage – DIGS || Shoe Planter (Rosy) – Breno

If you haven’t changed your mind
I wish for you to be by my side tonight…

I’m tired of pretending to be strong
I was young,

Everytime I think about you baby
Now I can say I miss you

It’s so hard to say I’m sorry

Endless Story – Yuna Ito

P.S: No rambles today, it’s nearly 3am and I have work in the morning, eeeek! :o

Mess Nest

Mess Nest - Click for bigger picture

Bigger size!
Structure: Cabana Blanca – Llorisen || Bed: ✤Imogen Pallet Bed – ARIA @ TMD
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Left: industrial lighting – floorplan || ✤Tire Chair – Kuro ||Scattered papers (subscribo gift) – Soy ||Framed Music Poster – +Half-Deer+ / Pop and Frogstar / Classic Rock – Rhapsody’14 freebie by Anya Ohmai, no longer available ||Route 66 Sign (group gift) – 7 Emporium || floor light M05 – ++LP2++
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Middle: ✤Imogen pallet bed – ARIA @ TMD || Framed Music Poster Bokeh/Metal – Rhapsody freebie by Anya Ohmai, no longer available || Guitar – Sunburst – RARE (gacha) – Consignment @ Kustom9 ||Guitar – White (gacha) – Consignment @ Kustom9 || Folded tees (subscribo gift) – Soy || ✤vintage boom box [Red] (gacha) – Soy @ Kustom9||
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Right: ✤Smith End Table – Casita ||vintage wire shelf (Black steel) – Soy || His Dressing Room set (Coat Hanger & Clothes pile 2) – Kalopsia || Hard Shell Travel Case – Breno || Diving Helmet – Kalopsia || ✤(Un)packing – Kuro @ Theme Park || ✤Honey White Wood Bench – Casita || Palmerston Wall Hanging – Theosophy || Bon Voyage Stacked Suitcases (gacha) – tres blah || Black and White Magazines (from Reporter Deko set) – 22769~[bauwerk]

Note: The items I used from Casita are currently not available instore, I believe she just switched location and haven’t had the time to put out everything yet. Nevertheless, visit Casita and look at what is available. :)

This room is looking suspiciously like how my brother’s room used to be.

MESSY.

As much as I love my brother, I am happy we do not live together anymore. XD

I feel like rambling about products today. I’ll talk about some of the things I’m using here, hopefully in a coherent manner.

So let’s start, shall we?

Let’s start with the freebies you can grab now!

  • The paper clutter and the black and white folded shirt on the floor are Subscribo gifts from Soy this month. Best part? Joining the Subscribo does not take up a group space. :D
  • The Route 66 sign is a Group Gift from Seven Emporium. It is still available now, and group join is free!

Cabana Blanca house – Llorisen

Cabana Blanca Color HUD

Llorisen’s Cabana Blanca’s Color HUD

This room is on the second floor of  Llorisen’s Cabana Blanca build. It comes in 2 versions: with and without deck.

I bought it during Summerfest, but it is available instore now. You can view the demo build here, and if your viewer can view Materials, make sure you turn it on and check out the ceiling. :D

NOW, the best part of this house is that it is color changeable in parts…or if you’re lazy like me, in whole!

 

 

Imogen Pallet Bed by ARIA (available at TMD)

Summerfest may be over, but SL is still in a beachy mood! A new round of TMD is on again, and this Imogen Pallet Bed is available for 200L (PG) or 300L (Adult) for the duration of the event.

Like most ARIA products, it comes with texture change options. There are 4 options for the bedding and geared towards a more masculine color and prints.

In the pic below, my graphic slider is the one between low-and-mid (the second dot) and with everything but Ambient Occlusion Enabled. The WL I used is FSOriginal because I needed the bed to be stark against a white background. Why? Without AO, there are no shadows enabled on my side, so the shading and shadowing in between the folds are all texture work.

Texture Options for ARIA's Imogen Bed

WL: FSOriginal
Graphic slider: Between Low and Mid, with everything except Ambient Occlusion enabled.

BTW? The ‘Sleep’ animation would even cozily encapsulate you under the warm blanket. :D Thank you to my twin, B, who is forever testing all the things I rezz, haha!

Vintage Boombox by Soy, at Kustom 9

Hey 90s Kids, remember these? LOL!

I’m using the Soy’s RARE Vintage Boombox for decoration in that pic. It is available at Kustom 9 as gacha, and the commons are Soy’s Tapeman (oh God, the wordplay, brilliant!) for you to rezz or wear. Each common comes with earphones and all three cords options as pictured below.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a pen or pencil. If that sentence baffles you, you’re probably a Millennium Kid and you’re missing so, so, much fun. Hahaha!

It's a SOY cassete collection for K9 July

“It’s a SOY Cassete Collection” Gacha, available at Kustom 9
Source: Soy’s Flickr Stream

People are going all ra-ra on piracy nowadays, but believe you me, we did it too back during the days. You are forever tuned into your favourite radio station with a blank tape. Whenever the DJ announce your favourite song coming up,  you jump from the couch, threaten everyone on knifepoint to keep quiet for the next 5 minutes…your finger hovering over the ‘Record’ button, just waiting for the right moment to press it. XD

I remember how cool I felt when Dad finally bought one of those two-cassette-dock radio and I can make higher quality mixtapes, hahahaha! Oh, the memories!

Alright, rambles over so you can go and grab all the things for your own home.

Happy shopping! <3

Rivershire Night

Rivershire Night

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Structure: Rivershire Waterwheel – Trompe Loeil @ C88
Animals, all from Half-Deer: Xiong Mao / Panda – I’m on a Boat! || Baby Sea Monster || Crane the Lightbringer || Resting Deer – Natural
Landscaping from Studio Skye: Tangled Cherry Arch & Enchanted Wood V2 Set

“The stars are far brighter
Than gems without measure,
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure;
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the gloaming
Than gold won by mining,
So why go a-roaming?
O! Tra-la-la-lally
Come back to the Valley.”
― J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit

Things are slowing down a bit, so I’m in a peaceful mood.

I fell in love with this cottage before it was even finished. Cory Edo posted the WIP on Flickr and I have been frothing about it eversince. In fact, I did something I hardly bothered to do: fought the crowd to go to C88 on opening day, only to pick this up. Nothing was even rezzed when I TPed in, but my I’m sneaky and the LM I have for C88 is directly in front of Trompe Loeil’s, so I hovered my mouse over the air and just bought this blind. :D

Oh, this house is charming. There are two variations (with and without waterfall) and two sizes (normal and larger) included in your purchase.

Now, let’s talk briefly about camera angles, shall we?

When I rezz the house to show to my friends who still can’t get into C88, they mentioned how even the Larger version looks small. My reaction, of course, was to feel incredulous. Surely, they are not viewing this the same way as I do?

Then I remembered I have my Penny Patton’s Camera Control HUD permanently on. So of course they are viewing this build differently! Everything looks bigger to me with my Camera Control HUD. I blogged it here before, and I think this is another opportunity to remind you guys of it.

Basically, this HUD corrects your camera angle for a better view.

Camera Control HUD

Penny Patton’s Camera Control HUD is free from the MP, and it makes for a better and immersive gaming experience. She also included the Debug values if you’d rather do it yourself than wear another HUD.

Or if you’re like me and have to constantly clean install things because you break things, then getting the HUD will make life easier. XD

Attic Anarchy Monkeys

Attic Anarchy Monkey

Click here to, like, see a bigger picture, bro.
Structure: Equinox Attic Skyloft – vespertine
Front: Makeshift Table – CerberusXing || Rug-O-Rama Gacha ‘cassette tape’ – Bokeh @ Rhapsody || World Tour – Keytar [Shiro] (gacha) – Standby Inc. || Steel Ashtray (from The Reporter Deko Set) – 22769 ~ [bauwerk] || Cigarette Butts (01) – [NikotiN] @ TMD July
Left: Music Poster – Bokeh / Metal – Free gift @ Rhapsody || ✤McLaren Spike Chair -junk @ Rhapsody || Cigarette Butts (04) – [NikotiN] @ TMD July || ✤Old School Cabinet – junk@ TMD July|| ✤stiff little finger lamp. – junk@ Rhapsody
Mid & Wall: ✤World Tour Drum – Tartessos Arts || ✤It’s rock n roll time! clock – Kuro || Marilyn Wall Decor – Breno || ✤anarchy chest – junk@ Rhapsody
Right: ✤McLaren Spike Chair – junk@ Rhapsody|| ✤Floor lamp [Gourd tree] – Soy @ TMD July || 33 1/3 rpm set – Second Spaces || World Tour – The Flying V [Water] (gacha) – Standby Inc.

Dude, garage bands are so, like….normcore, na mean?

We don’t do normcore brada, we’re rebels! We’re the new voice of anarchy!

You feel me?

We’re attic band, brooo. We’re making gold on the ceiling. You ain’t blind, it’s just a matter of time, before you feelin’ it, lonely boy.

So, suck it and see. So, tell me…why’d you only call me when you’re high? And do I wanna know…if U R mine?

Am I not making sense? You not feelin’ me?

That’s cos you’re normcore.

And that’s not cool, bro.