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13 August 2011 @ 02:39 am
52 weeks of color - Week 41  
I had waaayyy more fun with this color then I thought I was going to.

Week Forty-One:

Jazzberry


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Outfit - *katat0nik* - Romper Stomper Outfit SLURL
Hair - /Wasabi Pills/ Trish Hair - SLURL
Skates - [Babycakes] Master Color Lace Boots SLURL
Bubble gum - [PF] Yum Bubblegum! SLURL
Pose - :KH: Ice Skate AO SLURL
Sim - East End Skating Center & Arcade SLURL


For this color I wanted a change from gowns. I remembered I had this outfit from katat0nik and then thought. "Oohhh this looks like a roller skating outfit! Lets go do a Roller Skating shoot!" I dug out my skates from my inventory to use. This did not work. The skates I had worked with my old Luskwood avatar which had plantigrade feet. Not so much with the new Anthroxtacy with digitrade legs.. If I wanted my feet to fit in them they had to be ridiculously HUGE and did not look good. Now I could have just taken the alpha layer and lower legs off and worn them anyway. But I've taken to liking my legs now. So I went looking for something on the market that would work better.

What I found was knee high boots that you could turn into roller skates. As well as change the color of them. And one of the colors matched the outfit perfectly. I love them, they are rather epically awesome. I don't mind boots that go up to my knees. The only down side is they have an invisi prim that acted up on some floors, and they are no mod so I couldn’t take it off myself.. I sent the creator a note card about a version with out them, but no word back yet.



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My original idea was to just go to a rink take a photo and go. But hey what's the fun in that? Then I thought maybe I'll go to several. But most where small or rather boring. The rink I ended up on though, has a huge rink and a lot of other fun things to do. I spent a good while just skating about playing with things.

While looking for the place to shoot at I ran into one of those bubble gum gatchas. It was empty, but it made me want to be blowing bubbles. So I tracked some of THAT down as well. I had SO much fun watching the bubble get bigger then pop. And skating around. I already had a skating hud and it's fantastic. The skates added a roller noise to my walking also.



Playing Tron amused me more then it really should have.
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About the area are several arcade games that are pretty much props only, even if you could pose on them. But a good number of the games are interactive. They have Duck Hunt, Bowling, pool, skeeball, darts, Air hockey, and if you take a tunnel down bumper cars! And lots of other games.

Duck hunt still has that blasted sniggering dog. It was harder then I thought it would be. Oddly bowling was WAY easier, I wish I bowled this good for real! I couldn’t get the hang of the pool table. Skeeball gave me about the same problems I have in real life.



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The bumper cars would be way much more fun with someone else. Several of the games would in fact. I wanted to play air hockey but couldn’t. Back to the cars, they had two types, normal and battle, need another player for battle mode!



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The last bit of fun I had was with a photo booth. No really, I had a ton of fun with it. Testing the poses and backgrounds. It's rather easy to use as well, and has a lot of options. I think if you have more then one person it would still work.

And a nice touch is that if you click the panel that says get photos here, you get given a full perm photo strip, that you can put the photos you just took onto! That is if you upload them to SL. Which I totally did.



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I am hoping to grab Ambrose and anyone else that wants to come to go to it again to goof off at. I highly recommend grabbing some friends and having a go! http://slurl.com/secondlife/Life%20and%20Everafter/206/215/704

Oh and I do think I saw a free skate dispenser so if you didn't want to pay for skates you don't have to. And all the games are free to play as well.

All my photos from this can be seen at http://softpaw.org/LJimages/SL/Roller/index.html

Next weeks color is CHARTREUSE!! GAH!! I don't think I have anything even CLOSE.

Wanders off playing Xanadu...
 
 
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