It’s that time again! Arcade! My play by play impressions from the shopping guide.
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Ok, so, as anyone who has spoken to me for more than 7 seconds in the last week and a half knows, I JUST GOT A NEW GRAPHICS CARD! Its like an upgrade from a piece-of-shit car to a spaceship. I am in love, and I’m pretty sure the world is made of glitter.
I decided that because I now have the ability to take super-sexy photos, that i will start doing it more often.
Along with a new gfx card, I have a fairly new house that I have been totally unable to do anything with because I was previously just a walking crash fest, and I have a bunch of new Arcade crap to set up (along with a lot of old stuff from my last house).
Let me tell you, in real life im not the tidiest person out there. I haven’t started my own mold colonies on my desk, but i do have all of the things all over my .. we call it my nest. Everything from flip-flops to full soda cans, from crochet books, to jaunty new year’s party hats, from towels to bubble wrap to forks. Its all in there. And It’s usually worse right after I move my nest to a new house, because the entire house IS my nest.
I thought that the moving mess was an exclusively RL thing… but if you look at this photo (beware its MASSIVE so you can see all the details, but it takes forever to load):
it appears that I was wrong. This is just one corner of my new house, with mess EVERYWHERE.
This is what happens when you are just dragging things from one house to the other, and when you have a “rez it or you will forget about it” attitude, combined with an anal-retentive need for things being aligned PERFECTLY. this move is nearly as time consuming and stressful as an RL move, though the boxes are a little lighter.
You may have noticed that I’m sort of starting a cruelty-free red-neck-free beheaded creature collection. If you know where I can obtain more of these objects, leave me a comment!
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Just to let you guys know, here is a link to the web version of my
Lex’s Free Arcade Yard Sale List. Apparently its super useful! I’ve had over 350 people pick up a copy from one of the distribution boxes I’ve got lying around the grid, plus whoever they have given it to, plus whoever has it from last round, plus the people who picked it up from secondary distribution boxes I’ve given to other people. I’d love to know exactly how many people have used this thing! If you’re using it, please leave me a note in the comments below so I know how I can improve it in the future!
Aaaaand here is me Shamelessly promoting my own trade list.
YOU! Trade me some ISON BOOTS!
Ok, I normally avoid Gachas, but the arcade is just frigging awesome.
I’m going to type out my play by play reactions to what I’m seeing on the shopping guide. I’m only commenting on things that I have a strong reaction to. I like/dislike other things too, but there are a zillion vendors, and id like to go to bed sometime tonight.
 Btw, whether I like an item or a shop has nothing to do with the person CREATING the item itself I’ve loved shops and items made by people I hate, and frequently hated items from people that I love. Even if I hate items I can usually still admire the creativity and talent it takes to make them, unless I specifically slag off the laziness of said item. Then no :p[/edit]
I haven’t even SEEN what intrigue is making but i KNOW i want it.
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oh, hai! I made some shirts!
I cannot put into words how long I spent drawing and redrawing seams. And that was before i even started drawing the dip-dye effect. Yes all of that is hand done. With a tablet. My hand is cramped up like a arthritic T-rex
In a wide range of dark, autumnal, or acidic colors, I think they look pretty nifty, and im pleased with my first foray into clothing
P.S. If you want Arcade stuff, checkout the yard sales.
Wings? The fuck is this?
Alexis doesn’t make wings.
Well, now she does.
i got really inspired this morning to make a set of wings, so imma team up with the insanely talented Kala Bijoux of Material Squirrel to bring you a set of wings, they are kind of..well hard to describe. rest assured you dont want to get stabbed with them though. in my mind i picture them to be made of cut steel with razor sharp edges. none of this floofy fairy BS. IMMA CUTCHA!
I think that the big fashion houses in Second Life take themselves WAY too seriously, with haute couture names and slick logos, or the hippy-dippy monikers and crunchy granola decor; its all getting very pretentious. I think that people need to lighten up. That’s why I’m creating a NEW clothing brand so that whenever I feel like making clothes, I have some way to share them.
I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to churn out professionally occlusion mapped mesh seasonal wear at the same rate as the big names, but I’ll spend forever hand drawing things, and I’ll finish them to the absolute best quality I can. I’m not going to restrict myself to high fashion gowns, grungy emo neko gear, flowey boho things, or bimbotastic skank wear. You will get ball gowns on Tuesday, and by Thursday I’ll release video gamer tees. I’m just going to make whatever I want, whenever I want, and hope that some people like it.
My brand is called cereal underpants. No, its not capitalized. No, it doesn’t have a thin, sans-serif logo in dark grey imposed over a lighter grey gradient background. No, I won’t overprice the clothes so that when you walk in, you think, “are you fucking kidding me? I’m not paying L$500 for a pair of fucking socks.” Here’s what you can expect: Fun. Quality. Randomness. Reasonable prices. And maybe, one day, an explanation of the evolution of the name.
I’m pretty excited.
I took sometime off from making shirt (yes, im saying making shirt on purpose) to do the summer harvest hunt. its an EIGHTY store hunt!. i only crashed about 14 times… i think i missed 3-5 of them because i couldn’t find them, or i didn’t want to spend an hour searching a store that was the size of a quarter sim for a teeny tiny acorn. overall I’im pretty pleased with this hunt. i haven’t opened all the boxes yet because that’s a LOT of boxes, but judging by the other wares in the shops these will be decent quality things. YAY free stuffs! <3