Update 2020-08-10: sadly, the lockdown and its effects on my mental health derailed my plans for the podcast. Rather than keep throwing money at hosting, I’ve archived the one episode for posterity to a new location, and removed it from the iTunes Podcast Directory for now. I hope to restart it later in the year. —Spiffy
Sooo… yesterday, I went and made a thing…
It just so happened that 18th February is my rez-day, and the fifth anniversary of my first entering Second Life. So it felt like the right time to take this step. 🙂
This post was originally written in November 2019.
Since I last updated this blog, there have been a few changes in Second Life. One has been the release of a new feature into the Second Life Viewer (and now the Firestorm Viewer that I use) called Bakes On Mesh. Yes, I know, not very self-explanatory, especially if you don’t know much about Second Life or other virtual worlds. In a nutshell, it’s a new way of dressing up your avatar, or rather an old way that can now be used with newer mesh-based avatars as well as traditional SL ‘system’ avatars.
The other day, Strawberry Singh, whose blog I read regularly, posted one of her occasional challenges to get people to show off their Second Life avatars. It has been a while since I talked in detail about mine (if you’re interested in reading my previous post on my avatar’s evolution, you can find it here.)
I took the picture above at my private home. The chair I’m sat in is the appropriately-named Hypno Throne made by Dictatorshop. 🙂
I’m wearing the following:
Mesh body—Maitreya Lara
Mesh head—GA.EG Barbera 2.0
Shape—customised by myself, designed to be androgynous-to-fem
Spots—Rainbow Cheetah tattoo by Catseye
Hair—Kelia by EMO-tion
Ears, eyes, antennae, make-up—all from Stargazer Creations