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Second Life: 30K inventory items missing

I was going to blog more this week but noticed about 30,000 items missing from my inventory.  All the folders are there just the items are missing.  So most of my skins, eyes ,clothes and hair are all gone.  I thought it was some glitch at first but noticed the glitch never fixed it’s self.  I put in a help ticket in yesterday and no answer. I got a few things re-delivered but all my gacha stuff is gone and no way to get it back. 😦

It is a little disheartening.

Second Life: Pet Peeves – A Rant!

This is a rant blog because I am so annoyed at several things that constantly happen at events. (See below credits)

Credits: 

Head: Catwa Lona Bento

Hair: DOUX – Mineko hairstyle [DELUXE HUD]

Skin: Pumec (This is a skin from a gacha machine instead the store.  I don’t believe it has a name)

Body: Maitreya Lara

Eyes: Catwa

Eye Appliers: .euphoric ~Riri Eyes  Applier ~[Catwa]

Lip Gloss: Update Finally figured out the lip gloss I always wear.  I’ll update the landmarks page too.   LUXREBEL – Rose Glossy Lipstick (Catwa)

Dress: .::Dead Dollz::. Roxanne Dress – Blush (unpacked)

Rings: .pt. deity ring – delux – gal

 

Rant!

For the love of God, why..why …Do I always see this at events?

  •  Please, just give the person the demo when they click on it.  Stop with the unpacking and unpacking again.  Lord Almighty!  I just want to try on your product.  Just give it to me without unpacking anything.  It’s laggy for FFS!
  •  Please, do not slap “Demo” across the avatars face when trying on a demo. (Unless it’s a skin)   I need to see how the hair or whatever looks with my face and if there is a big ass mesh demo in the face area…you just end up pissing customers off.   I’m not promoting anybody’s product but picture below is somebody that has done a good job with their demo – see how the face is visible?  Please, do that.
  • Stop making the demo container so small, it’s hard for somebody to find especially if they are camming from another sim!  If you make hair – just make your promotional picture the place where your demo is at.  It’s pretty much standard that people will click that picture and it is super easy to find.
  • Please, you make wonderful products and I just want to try them – help me out here!!

/End Rant.

 

Ipad Time Waster Games: Dream Daddy

Dream Daddy – A Dad Dating Simulator

Genre: Roleplaying and complete & utter fantasy

Summary: A Dad Dating Simulator where you play a dad with daughter, who recently just moved into town. Of course, the first thing a dad wants to do is romance other hot dads!

Thoughts:

I have not played this game and probably never will because this screams hot mess to me.  I’m also not interested in unrealistic role-play no matter how cool the outfits are.  Oddly, this game has a high rating too.  It looks like you can build your dad with different looks and then meet random men at various locations.  I’m assuming to hook up.  The examples of dads (Picture below) does not appeal to me.  We have what looks like a vampire, a frat boy and a dirty bike mechanic with an alcohol problem.  Then beside him, it is says “Build that dad! With a picture of a guy that looks like he has moobs and shops at hot topic.  It looks like the demographic for this game would be young gay / bi-sexual male gamers that love to date men with children.  Which is not a wide marketing field there.

Since, I have never played it; I can only speculate how the game play would be.  Here goes:  Day one: Build your very own dad and dress him in a sexy outfit. (Polo shirt and hot pants) Day two: Meet another hot dad at the local biker bar where drinks are ½ price until 7 pm.   After you had a few minutes of small talk and are well past drunk, you make out with other hot dad in the back alley.  Day three:  Hungover and bruised, you explained to your daughter how you use her as a prop to lure in other hot dads and that her mother is missing.  (Boating accident, you believe) Day four:  Two hot dads fight for your affection! One is an out of shape millionaire and the other is a poor Latino pool boy, who will you choose!   I could go on forever with this but I won’t.

Recommend:

I cannot recommend this since I won’t even play it myself.  Maybe if they could come out with another addition (part two), moms looking for mediocre men that aren’t complete fucks, I would play that.

Ipad Time Waster Games: Cookie Jam

Cookie Jam

Genre: Puzzles / Matching

My thoughts:

This is a pretty decent puzzle game.  It’s very similar to other puzzle matching games out there.  It has nice clear graphics and there are lots of levels to try and beat.  I did not find this one as interesting as “Best Friends” but it still wasn’t bad.  I think it will boil down to just preference. With this game, you will hear a random French man constantly saying in his little accent “KooooooKie Jhamm.”  It’s so repetitive that it will be engrained in your brain for a week straight.

Recommend:

I would recommend this if you like puzzles & pastries. The French guy might get on your nerves or it might just tickle your funny bone.  You decide.

IPAD Time Waster Games: Best Friends

IPAD Time Waster Games: Best Friends

Genre: Puzzles (See Pictures)

Thoughts:

I like this game.  It is well designed, thought provoking and engaging. It does spam the fuck out of you to buy extra content but with all the rewards and bonuses, you don’t actually need to spend a dime on the game. The main dislike to this game is in order to unlock some of the levels, you need to have other Facebook friends that play the game as well. I have not had that issue yet where I could not unlock a level but I could see that if you did not have Facebook, you would not get very far. It’s pretty annoying anyway that you need Facebook friends in order to play a game.  I’m assuming that you would have to pay with your rewards or money to unlock those levels if you had no friends but I have not verified that. Some levels are easy and some levels are challenging with a mix of side quests, there is a good balance. You do have to strategize which I like a lot.

Recommend:

Only if you like puzzle games and have friends that play as well.  I have yet to spend any money on it and have made it to level 157.

Ipad Time Waster Games: Airport Police Dog Duty Sim

Airport Police Dog Duty Sim

Genre: No Idea

Summary:  You are a police dog that fights crime and sniffs out drugs.

My thoughts:

This is another game, I have not played because just the name of it is fucking retarded.  Surely, they could have come up with a better name than “Airport Police Dog Duty Sim.”   From the picture alone, it looks like the dog finds bad people and attacks them at airports. Which to be honest, it’s the best place to find bad people and it is the best place to watch somebody be attack by a dog.  (Especially in the food court) It shows that you have several controls over the dog and can decide what path the dog will take.  Will the dog sniff out drugs in luggage or somebody’s ass?  You decide!

Recommend:

This does have a high rating despite the stupid name.  I am still giving it a hard-pass because I’m not into dogs or butt sniffing. If they throw in some cavity searches, I may change my mind.  If you are into dogs and airports then this might be the game for you.

Second Life: Sweet Creep

Sometimes, I want to hug somebody with my cold steel hands and share all my love. ❤

Credits:

Tattoo: A.T Skelatn(UNISEX) (Mainstore, Facebook, Marketplace and Flickr)

Head: Catwa Lona

Body: Maitreya Lara

Arms: AZOURY – Ephese Arm

Headpiece: AZOURY – Nymphas Mask [Brown]

Skin: Pumec (From a gacha inside the store -I love Pumec’s Gachas. FYI)

Bikini: Vinyl – Roe Bikini Pak Black

Pose: Bauhaus Movement – Apocalypse Sunrise 40

Second Life: Missing Parts

Credits:

Hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair Runa (For The Liaison Collaborative) If you are not aware; KoKoLoReS sells her hairs in one package that includes 192 colors / textures. This one in particular is unrigged and you can click the hair to resize it if you need too.

Skin: Essences SIBYL Fatpack (group gift) (Main Store here)   I used to blog for Essences and he is amazing skin designer. (Also super nice) Anyway, Essences had an awesome sale over the weekend and this gift was included.  I believe it is still there.  You just have to subscribe to the newsletter. (This is different from the VIP Group)  The newsletter was free to subscribe too.   There was also a gift for other heads and they each came with different skin tones in each package.

Lip gloss: I am wearing some lip gloss but for the life of me; I cannot remember who it is.  I stick things in my catwa hud and there is no picture of who the designer it is but I love it so much – whoever you are!

Head: Catwa Lona Beto

Body: Maitreya Lara

Eyes: Catwa Eyes

Eye Applier: .euphoric ~Estelle Eyes  Applier ~[Catwa]

Head Piece: Bauhaus Movement – Lament for Lost Dreams  Helmet/ SILVER

Outfit: Tentacio Vania Cyborg bra white & Tentacio Vania Cyborg. Bodysuit silver (Found at this round of the Arcade)

Pistol: Bauhaus Movement –  Reiko Pistol  / COMMON 26 (Found at the Arcade)

Legs: Epic Robo Digi Hoove Legs {White}

Rings: peculiar.things deity rings

Backdrop: Print – Unlimited Backdrops – The Bearded Guy

Poses: Bauhaus Movement (Main Store) In particular, Bauhaus Movement – Apocalypse Sunrise Series

 

 

Second Life: Hellbound

I have a new sponsor! Who makes these awesome tattoos!  So go check out A.T. Tattoos- Tp to mainstore.

I have also added a new landmark page.  The majority of what I wear – you can find the link to it on the landmark page.  See top menu.

Credits:

Tattoo: A.T. Tattoo “Ethic”  (Mainstore, Facebook, Marketplace and Flickr) Each package comes with Omega, Maitreya and Belleza appliers in different fade ranges. 

Body: Maitreya

Skin: Pumec

Hair: Tram

Underwear: EVIE – Summer Time – Panties – Lemon [Maitreya]

Pose: Amitie Idole FATPACK

Second Life: Photography Tutorial Part 1

A lot of people have asked me over the years how I take close up pictures and how I make the models eyes look so expressive.

Here’s are some things that I do when I take pictures.  I’ll start with my graphic settings for the pictures.

Graphic Preferences: (Click on any to enlarge)

I take my pictures in Ultra graphics.  If your computer cannot handle Ultra, try high or medium.  They will be at least better than low.

I save my pictures roughly around 6000 pixel width to 3000 / 4000 pixel height. After I am finished editing in photoshop, I will resize the picture to around 2000 pixels in width.  It’s better to save your picture as large as you can and then resize after editing.  I can try to explain this one all day but trust me, you will want to do this.

I use firestorm as my viewer. I find it’s better for taking pictures then the default SL viewer.

I use photo tools a lot.  The main thing I do is change the Depth of view -view angle.  I don’t turn Depth of Field on.  I just use the view angle on that tab.

DOF view angle combined with the free cam tool, you can use the mouse wheel to zoom in closer than you usually can.

See Part Two – Editing the face shape to make the eyes look more expressive

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