April 8th, 2013

bell the cat

My Seven SL Facts Meme

Playing catch up with Strawberry Singh's blogger 7 _____ Memes. Here is the first one. I've decided to take the photo for these all in a sandbox using one of my many skybox's. I have lots of forest and garden ones!

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Outfit *EC* Cersei Gown - Pink SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2011/12 SLURL
PoseCoco Creations - Regal Arch SLURL
Skybox Skye Forest Clearing Skybox Box v1.1SLURL


The first meme I’m going to start with is the seven SL facts meme. Basically I’m going to share seven facts about my SL avatar or my SLife that may or may not be obvious to all my readers. The only thing I ask is, don’t judge me (or at least just do it quietly in your head)! :P

My SL Fact #1:

I have a large collection of other avatars that I NEVER wear, or wear only for an hour or so and then file them away. This collection includes several dragons, random critters, a few humanoids and some weird oddball things like a field of bouncy blobs. I have no idea why I pick up these things.

I will take photos of some of the odder ones if asked!

My SL Fact #2:

My Sl partner Adar is my husband in real life. And while we did not meet on Secondlife we did meet on line! Turlock, who you also see in photos, is our house mate. Also met on line. They both joined Sl the same time I did, because I asked them too.

My SL Fact #3:

My good friend Maus Merryjest AKA Kain Scalia fixed up my main avatar for me for the first time. I was having issues due to a lack of a graphics card. As I had known him forever I trusted him with my account long enough for him to pick me out an avatar, as he knew where to go for everything. He picked out my original Luskwood avatar, first hair, first outfit and most importantly, My wings. Of these items, I still wear the wings he found me. Never found any that I liked better!

My SL Fact #4:

I got into Second Life due to an article on it in Faerie Magazine. My first plot of land was in the sims the article mentioned, Brythony, which was a part of Winterfell/Caledon, but is no longer around.

My SL Fact #5:

I've managed to meet one person I have met in Secondlife in person. That would be Ambrose, and hes turned into one of my best friends.

My SL Fact #6:

I chose my SL last name due to it went well with Softpaw, which is the name I have used online since the 1990's. At that time I did not realize I'd have to type it in every time I logged on. Which is fine as Sommer is not that hard to remember. Adar was not so lucky as he chose one he felt sounded neat, Rozensztrauch, a name NONE of us can remember how to spell and always have to C&P it after a clean viewer reinstall.

Turlock picked Ort as he learned from Adar's mistake..

My SL Fact #7:

I love to explore Second Life more then anything else to do Inworld. If I sim has poses for me to play with even better! But being able to see all the amazing builds Sl artists can come up with, or put toghter out of items other made, is just one of the best things ever, It make sme feel like I am part of the art they created.

That said, If a sim wont allow me in as long as I stay in my Feline form, I will just not go to it rather then change my looks.

And that is my Seven Sl facts! Next up, in a different post, will be the Social Media Meme!
  • Current Music
    Tristania - The beauty of a witch

Procrastination Meme

the second of Strawberry Singh's blogger _____ Memes that I am playing catch up with! And yes I likely will post them all today,there is only 5 of them. I will space them out though!

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Outfit ::: B@R ::: Fairy of Cattleya SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-JOLIE hair/ SLURL
Pose::WetCat:: "Fairy Crossing" Stool Boxed SLURL
Skybox The Atmospheres - The Magic Fantasy ForrestSLURL

This one she called her Procrastination meme

"This meme isn’t really about procrastinating though, or how you procrastinate. This meme is just to make you procrastinate even further from what you had planned for today (or this week). :P So keep reading the post for further instructions.

1. What is the rez date for your current SL Avatar that you use most often?

I only have the one Softpaw Sommer Rez day March 28, 2008

2. Where was the first place you made friends as a newb and got to know people in Second Life?

Brythony, I had some wonderful neighbors there. Follow that with some fantastic people I met in the Isle of Wyrms

3. Where do you spend most of your SL time now?

Steelhead! When not out exploring. I love my Steelhead family.

4. Who is your closest friend in Second Life? (only pick one)

Oh this ones easy. Ambrose Steampunk! Can't wait to see him next month. Once a year real world visits are not enough. We have so much fun together.

5. What is the most favorite thing in your inventory? (only pick one)

ugh, so much to pick from, I guess, not counting my base avatar, it would be my big pink tree, called Hope Spring Eternal by Kriss Lehmann of Botanical. It's one item I will ALWAYS keep out on my land. It was also one of the first items I picked up. Apart from it's pinkness, the meaning behind the name is close to my heart.

6. The last thing you purchased in Second Life?

uuhhh *checks marketplace transactions* a bunch of hair demos, none of which worked. ...stupid rigged mesh hairs not fitting the cat head..

7. What color clothing does your avatar wear most often?

PINK!! PINK AND MORE PINK! followed by purple

8. Do you prefer to walk, run or fly?

It all depends on how far I have to go. walk to stuff close, fly if its far.

9. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done in SL?

Steelhead town meetings can get insane at times...all it takes is one person passing around a freebie full perm weapon that shoots like..pies..or fish..and we're ALL shooting them.

10. Who would you like to play YOU, in the movie of your SLife?

I have no clue here, I do know it would involve a lot of CGI and/or some extreme makeup. So pretty much just looking at voices, and still there, not a CLUE. I always imagined my SL voice to be sweet, light, and bell like. Which, uhh, I don't sound like for real.
  • Current Music
    Al Jarreau - Moonlighting Theme
Bubble Gum

Social Media Meme

And now we have the next Strawberry Singh's blogger _____ Memes

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Outfit La Fleur: Amelie Dress with&without butterfly : Pink Circle Marketplace
Pose*~*HopScotch*~* The Madman's Big Blue Box SLURL
Skybox City block version 2- 126 prim [Loaded]Marketplace

All about Social Media this time!

Meme Instructions: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your blog post. Delete my answers and fill in your own. These memes are all SL related, so please only share the networks that you use with your SL avatar. It’s ok if you talk and share RL stuff on there (we all do that sometimes). Also, don’t forget to link your post in the comments so I can come read!

This one is going to take me some time to track down all the links.

What was the first social network you joined using your SL Avatar?

Livejournal. April of 2008

I have a LJ for my normal self, but I made the SL one to not annoy people with babbling about Secondlife that really didn't care.

Which social networks are you currently on using your SL Avatar?

These are the ones I am active-ish on



The blogger, wordpress and the LJ are essentially the same thing, I cross post the same posts to them all. I started using the blogger and word press when I learned how to get onto the Feeds. I felt more people would be likely to comment on one of them then my LJ. However there are older posts on the LJ that are not on the other two. I now keep up the LJ and wordpress ones out of habit, but I use the Blogger link as my main address. I liked its interface and usability better then Wordpress.

The following list is the ones that I HAVE but never caught onto using them regularly. I can't say why I didn't, just, didn't click, or more likely, the lazy cat didn't want to try to keep up with yet ANOTHER sight where she got very little feedback at the start. It's a semi problem I have with social media for real life as well. I really should one day get to using them more, I went to all the trouble of setting them up after all! But its SO many pages to remember to muck with!

Add me if you want, maybe if I had more people to talk to on these things I'd use them!

Facebook Page
Second Life Profile

There is likely more, because I get all OOH SHINY when I see a new network, sign up, Make it semi pretty, then ignore it.

Which network is your favorite?

I guess I'd have to say Blogger.

Which network is your least favorite?

None really. Not active enough on any of the others

Which network do you have the most amount of connections?

I have no idea. I don't know how to see if anyone is following the blog via rss,or just bookmarks it, or waits till they see my post in a feed.

How/Where do you usually read/use most of your networks?

I set up a couple of the feeds I am on to rss feed onto my none SL Live journal's friends page. It's all I check. It's super easy, I'm always on it and doesn't auto feed on me! Problem is, sometimes the rss feed and LJ's syndication software argue with each other and I see nothing for weeks. This may not be the best way, but I am woefully ignorant of rss programs or however most people do rss feeds. Open to better ideas!

What are your favorite social networking apps? (if applicable)

My phone is stupid, I have no apps. I do it all on the desktop!

What do you like most about social networking sites?

Getting to meet people. Which makes my not really using them SILLY, but ugh, LAZY. And it sucks to leave comments and never get responses or comments back.

What do you like least about social networking sites?

How hard it is to get started on one and stay on it. For me this is the biggest reason I never clicked with any of the ones apart from the blogs. Plus its just SO MANY things to follow and keep up with. I want to be a better part of the community, its just getting that foot in when you feel like your not sure if you should be there or not.

Some days I just feel like the class weirdo trying to get picked first in a game of kickball..

But I do know I could do better with comments and Using the none blog pages. It's just a catch 22, to get me into using them, I need feedback and comments, to get feed back and comments, I need to USE them.

Do you feel social networks are a good way to promote you/your brand/your work?

If you can get your foot in the door.

What is your main reason for using Social Networks?

I like to learn of new places to explore, and find pretty new things to get, be it a pose, hair or outfit. And I like to think that my own blogging does the same for others.
  • Current Music
    blues brothers - shout
Bring it

My SL Pet Peeves Meme

Next up int Strawberry Singh's blogger _____ Memes RANTING TIME!

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Outfit The Sea Hole - New Romance( Mesh) Wrap Blouse SLURL
Outfit The Sea Hole - New Romance( Mesh) Jeans SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-JASMINE hair/Dark Red SLURL
Pose:+:SS:+: The Lion - Leo Tribute SLURL
Skybox The Grove - Pack perfect prefabsMarketplace

Her personal note and description of what to do for this one made me giggle.


I have a feeling this meme might cause a bit of drama, but I figured that I’m usually pooping rainbows so I should be allowed to vent my grievances sometimes, no?

Meme instructions: Share your top five SL pet peeves. Don’t forget to link your post in the comments so I can come read!

I can get somewhat incoherent when I get ranty, even after several revisions, so please if your not sure what I am saying, ask for clarification.

1 Anti - anything but a normal looking human- people and sims

Secondlife lets you look like ANYTHING you want to. Why on earth should I be restricted to being just a normal looking human? As I said before, if I go to a sim that wont allow me to keep the fur and the wings, no matter how pretty the build I don't go to it. I am quite willing to wear a visitors tag or an ooc tag, but to change the core of "me" in world, nope, not gonna happen. You're sim, your rules of course, I'm just not going to visit if you're rules make me change anything other then my clothing.

Last year I tried to apply to some modeling academies, not to become a model, but to learn the skill sets they teach about posing for photos, putting together outfits, and other things that could benefit me as a blogger. I was told that due to me being a fur it would be pointless for me to take the classes, as no one hires furs to model.

Ninety-nine percent of us fur folk are just like anyone else, we just want to look like a humanoid critter. I wont speak of the other 1%..every group has its creeps. Please stop thinking we're all the creeps.

2 Talking attachments

I do not need to know that you are fishing, or that your fake baby is making your avatar have to pee, or that your really happy and your tail is showing it. Set those suckers to only talk to yourself! It's obnoxious to see it in main chat!

3 Rigged Mesh Hair, hair that requires a hair base, and no mod hair.

I, clearly, am a none human who wears "human" hair. I have to modify ALL of my hair I wear, no exceptions. So thusly the following things frustrate me to NO end.

I get that rigged mesh hair is the new big thing, that it sells and that as a none creator I really have no business being annoyed by this. But 99% of rigged mesh hair I can not WEAR as I can't resize it to fit. No amount of mucking with sliders will make it fit either, the ways it needs to change to fit, aren't affected by the sliders.

Hair makers, PLEASE throw us furs a bone every so often and give us some nice none mesh hair that we can fit to our heads! Heck I'd be willing to pay double for a none mesh version of some styles out there now. Some makers have thought of a clever idea and make the rigged parts a second attachment to the part that covers my HEAD, like the style I have on in the above photo. Those I can wear easily as I can resize the parts that go on my head and not the rigged parts that go down my back or over my shoulders!

If you are still making hair is not mesh, but requires a tattoo layer hair base, I also can't wear it as the base wouldn't show as my head sits atop it and the hairstyle is thusly ruined. What would work there is if creators could throw the texture they use for a hair base on a single, no trans but mod prim for us to fit to our heads. I've even asked a few hair designers for such a prim, willing to pay for it, and either they didn't understand what I wanted or just didn't want to do it. I would wear SO MUCH of their hair if I could only get myself a prim version of the hair base, as they are still making none mesh hair! I don't need it in ALL your hair colors just the red shade I use!

Also, no mod hair, that doesn't even have a resize script? You have sucked for years before rigged mesh appeared. Stop doing that! At least toss on a simple resize script in that baby!

My hair style are getting woefully out of date. I see so many fantastic styles out and I can't wear them. I get demo after demo and they just look horrible on me.

And if anyone knows of hair creators still making none mesh hair that has a nice dark red let me know!

I just want pretty new hair I can wear, is that so bad to want?

4 No SLURLs in blog posts

You're blogging an item made by someone and have said who made it. PLEASE add a SLURL or Marketplace link so I can find the item your talking about! Add it TO the post as its a lot easier then searching your usually incomplete page of stores you showcase page.

5 No response to questions

I took the time to read your profile, find out the correct alt, or email address to send a question to in the format you prefer. Please respond back to me. Even if its a "Thank you for your question, but the answer is no". I would rather be told no then to get no answer at all and be left to assume the answer to whatever I asked is no.
  • Current Music
    Billy Connolly - Being for the Benifie of Mr Kite
green gown

My 10 SL Firsts Meme

And now I am up to date with the current one of Strawberry Singh's blogger _____ Memes After this I'll be posting these as Strawberry posts them, which so far has been once a week.

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Outfit **TWA**Juliet Gown Set 2-French Pink-Boxed SLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Manon" SLURL
Pose//elephante poses// If I Lose Myself Tonight SLURL
SkyboxWeeping Fountain RuinsMarketplace

The first time you....

Now that you’ve shared where you get all social and what pisses you off, it’s time for me to get nosy again and take you down memory lane to remember all your first SL moments.

Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following 10 questions and answers into your post. Delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to link your post in this meme’s comments so everyone can read yours!

1. First SL Friend:

TearSong Vaughan, she helped me out in my newbiness, teaching me about AO's and gifting me some items. We met on Brythony where we both had land,

2. First SL Kiss:

Very likely Adar.

3.First SLex time/place/partner:

Married in Real life to my Sl partner, we decided mucking with SLex was to awkward. DID look into it but hey..if we want that..we have a real bed to go too.

4. First SL Partner/Girlfriend/Boyfriend/Wife/Husband:

First, last and only would be Adar. And that is how it is going to remain.

5. First SL Job:

Unless you count tip jars put out in the Teahouse, Never had one.

6. First SL Creation:

I don't EVEN remember, likely a skirt or something

7. First Encounter with a Linden:

If memory serves me correctly, it was Torely Linden..at an Elderglen party. LOOK he even took a photos! Just look for my wings, they make me SO easy to spot in photos! Elderglen is the place where my Linden home is at. I don't recall if I met one before that. I have since run into them at RFL events.

8. First Encounter with a SLebrity:

I have NO clue here. What counts as a SLebrity anyway? My first SLlandlord was the avatar that belonged to Artist Brigid Ashwood does that count? She's kinda a celebrity in SL and out of it! She owned Brythony Isle before she had to give it up.

9. First SL Sim you fell in love with:

The previously mentioned Brythony...

10. First SL Blog Post:

Not counting the I think, five or so, on my friends only none SL Livejournal...that would be this one here over on my SL LJ
  • Current Music
    Brent Spiner - The very thought of you