LOTD #275 – I Want You


i-want-youHe just knew she meant him.


This post has taken much longer to appear than I had planned.  This outfit is from a Belle Epoque gacha from the June (I think) round of Jackpot Gacha.  I fell in love with this outfit when I saw, and I had to have it.

But, of course, as with all gachas, the piece you really want/need is always the rare.  I played waaaayyy too many times and ended up with a ton of extras, but I managed to snag 2 rare corsets and 1 ultrarare (which is the one I’m wearing in the picture).

I’m still wearing my Kori Catwa head.  I haven’t taken it off since I put it on.  I really want to buy another one, but I’m waiting to for the Bento project to make it to the main viewer, then to Firestorm, before I do.

Speaking of Bento, I’m also curious to see how the new bones will affect posing animations and dance animations.  I personally see the new hand bones as being more useful in AO and posing animations, but we shall see.

I AM looking forward to having pretty mesh hands that aren’t stuck in one permanent pose – Vista Animations has shown some of their work already, and it looks cool!

In the meantime, I’m still digging through inventory and finding gems like this to take photos of.  I’ve even sworn off of shopping (gasp!) until I open everything I’ve already bought – which may take a while. 😀



Hair:  Elikatira – Betty

Skin:  Glam Affair – Asia

Eyes: Catwa – Light Brown

Shape: Laqroki – Glow (modified)

Body/Hands/Feet: Maitreya – Lara

Head: Catwa – Kori

Outfit: Belle Epoque – In The Navy (hat, corset, shoes, gloves)

Pose: Tuty’s

5 Ways to Make Your Photoshop Life Easier

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Image Source: simpleicon.com

Some very helpful information on how to organize and personalize your Photoshop workspace(s) to work better for the way YOU work.

I didn’t even realize I could change some of these options, so I shall have to do some experimenting of my own with these.

Source: 5 Ways to Make Your Photoshop Life Easier

Spice up a Boring Background with a Shadow

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Image Source: simpleicon.com

An interesting post on how to add some depth and interest to your backgrounds using Photoshop.

I’ve used this technique before, but generally to add some texture to a photo rather than spice up the background.  I shall have to give it a try.😀

Source: Spice up a Boring Background with a Shadow

The Digital Pasture: Virtual Space/Infinite Space

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Source: http://www.quickanddirtytips.com

I’ve read many of Penny Patton’s posts before, including her very useful tips on changing the default camera angles.  After reading this article, however, I had a bit of a “Doh!” moment.

I use rezzers all the time, to rez my sets when I perform dances.  Most dancers use them – it’s a way to store your sets until you need them, which saves prims at the venue.

It never occurred to me, though, to use one at my home parcel.  Probably because I think of my Multi-Scene as a dance tool.  But there’s absolutely no reason I couldn’t do as Penny has, and use it to make multiple ‘scenes/sets’ at my own home – all without worrying about how many prims I have left!

I’ve always marveled at H&G decorators and wondered how on earth they have enough prims to make some of the scenes that they do.  Now I’m curious to try decorating some different scenes/sets and see how I can use this at my own parcel.

The caveat, of course, is that everything you put in the rezzer has to be copy/mod, which means that trans only gacha items won’t work.  Most of my stuff is already copy/mod, since I purchase most items with set design in mind, rather than home decor.

I don’t RP, but her idea for having different RP areas to explore, without costing a ton of L$ in tier is amazing.  Certainly a lot of food for thought – read the original article below:

Source: The Digital Pasture: Virtual Space/Infinite Space

Europe’s top court rules linking can infringe copyright if done for profit | TechCrunch

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I was a bit surprised to read this, since most decisions these days seem to be made in the opposite direction.

However, after thinking about it for a couple of days, I’m not sure that copyright is an idea that will last in this technological day and age.

I recently read another article about how companies are trying to tie technology to your biology – think cyborg, sort of.  So if something then becomes part of ‘you’ – what happens to the copyright?

I think that perhaps copyright will go the way of privacy.  We shall see.:-/

Link to the article below:

Europe’s top court has ruled that knowingly posting links to copyrighted material can be an infringement of rights holders’ rights — even though the copyrighted material in…

Source: Europe’s top court rules linking can infringe copyright if done for profit | TechCrunch

West of the Rain

I don’t know how I discovered West of the Rain, but I do know that I have seen a ton of photographers taking amazing photos of the sim.🙂

I’m a bit late to the party, because I took these photos last month, but better late than never, right?


It has that old, vintage, grungy, lost to the world look that is so popular right now.  I’m old, but even I don’t remember when gas was only 27 cents a gallon.😛


There were lots of areas to explore, and I was just entranced when I found this camper.  I love how the vines and ivy have grown up, around, and into the camper.  I did have a peek inside, but I always feel like I might be intruding when I do.🙂


I love the marina with all the different boats.  I have no idea how to sail, but going out on the water on one of these looks like it would a great afternoon of fun.


I found this covered bridge and couldn’t resist snapping a pic.  These bridges always make me think of simpler times, when nobody was in any particular hurry to get anywhere.


There was even a general store with some fabulous produce for sale.  The watermelons looked delicious and the aromas from the spices was amazing.

There was much more to explore than I’ve shown here, so make sure you put West of the Rain on your ‘to visit’ list and soon.😀

“If you just build it, They won’t come: promoting events in Second Life”(Final) | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World

Group of event related 3D words. Part of a series.
Group of event related 3D words. Part of a series.

This is the last article in a series of articles by Caledonia Skytower about promoting and marketing your events in Second Life.

The whole series is well worth reading, and you can find links to all the previous articles at the bottom of this one:

by Caledonia Skytower Part 6.  Tying it all together (Final) This series has covered a lot of territory this year, and I am changing the ending of it somewhat, as it feels like we are reaching a po…

Source: “If you just build it, They won’t come: promoting events in Second Life”(Final) | Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World