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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):
I thought moving was only supposed to be messy in REAL life!
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!
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
I’m really not very good at being sick. I’m laying here, with all these ideas for skins bopping around in my head, but if I move, it feels like a swift kick to the forehead. So bored…
<_3br>(Posted from my Android, because its better than your iPhone)
(Posted from my Android, because its better than your iPhone)
making skins? playing with mesh? nope. messing around. yep. totally un-productive. WIN
After looking at some things made form mesh, I’m more inspired than ever to create stuff. Most of the houses that I’ve wanted to build are simply too many prims to be realistic, and with sculpties things never looked quite right, and frankly they had far too many restraints on them to be any real good.. With mesh I can DRASTICALLY cut down on the number of prims I use and I can FINALLY become properly creative. I’m giddy with excitement!
I think its really sad that people are moaning and whining about standard sizing for mesh garments.
‘Standard Sizing‘ (which I’m going to abbreviate to ‘SS’ for the remainder of this post) isn’t saying “you must mush your avatar into one of these sizes” its saying, “everything marked “m” in stores that use SS will be the same size. They could well have named the sizes “red,” “helium,” “hexagon,” “grumpy,” “Russia,” “coffee cup,” and “computer chair.”
standard sizing logo
SS is so that you dont have to try on ALL the sizes in every store. It’s so you know that if you are a size Russia in one store using SS, you will very likely be a size Russia in every store using SS, so that you don’t also have to try on a grumpy and a coffee cup. It was designed to create some continuity between stores, so that you know that your tee-shirt from store A in size helium will fit under the jacket form store B if it is also in size helium.
I could fall face first into the well of QQ, because my size is very much “NO STANDARD CLOTHES FOR YOUUUUUU,” but i dont really see any point in that
Body fat :0 – XXS
Torso muscle :40 – M (M is 38)
Breast size :64 – M (M is 58)
Love Handles :23 – XXS (XXS is 22, XS is 25)
Belly Size :0 – XXS
Leg Muscle :60 – (M is 56, L is 69)
Butt Size :40 – (S is 38, M is 44)
Saddle Bags :41 – (M is 36, L is 45)
I think its kind of annoying that the “fat” avatars out there are whining. I say “fat” with quotation marks, because you aren’t fat, you are PIXELS. Fat avs are acting as if SS breaching their civil rights by cutting them out of shopping fun. SS is designed to fit AVERAGE sizes. If you dont like the way that the average was determined, or you don’t think that a 500 person survey was enough to determine an average, why didn’t you participate in the study, or why dont you start a NEW study with a NEW survey? also, if you DID participate, you have to understand its the AVERAGE. they aren’t going to use your EXACT shape.
If you think all of the clothes are too small for you, scale your avatar down PROPORTIONALLY. i dont mean make it skinnier. i mean make all of the pieces smaller so that you are the same proportions, but smaller. Think: putting yourself in a shrinking machine, like “honey i shrunk the kids,” not like liposuction. if you have a triangle that is 4 inches on each side, and a triangle that is 2 inches on each side, it will still LOOK the same, it will just be smaller, and it might fit into standard sizing.
beyond all of that, content creators aren’t forcing their wares on you. if you dont like it, dont buy it.
As for my own non-conforming to standard sizes, I’m just going to have to suck it up and make do. Just like in I do in RL. IRL I’m suuuuper tiny. I can wear medium CHILDREN’S clothing. My fave Tee is an army shirt sized for a 5 year old. Do I bitch at shop owners for not having things that fit? No. I shop elsewhere or I alter the clothes. In SL you can alter your shape instead, so you can shop EVERYWHERE! Please, suck it up and deal with it, or quit whining so that the rest of us can enjoy FINALLY having fabric that moves with our bodies, hair that doesn’t stick out of our shoulders randomly, and boots that dont make our ankles look broken.
My opinion: Standard sizing is a GREAT idea. Standard sizing for heads would be nice too.
Side note: If I were a clothing designer I dont think I’d want to design for ‘fat’ avs – not because I have anything against fat PEOPLE, but because the SL sliders, when jacked up too high start to shove the vertices at awkward angles that are unpleasant. Have you noticed that fat avs have weirdly boxy arms and boobs and really messed up looking legs? they don’t look “fat,” they look like someone tried to carve the statue of Willendorf with from a block of half baked cheese using a chainsaw. They dont have nice round curves like in RL, they have pointy awkward angles all strangely aligned. i wouldn’t want to try to make things that would look good on shapes like that, it would be a lot of work and would probably end up looking shitty anyway.
So, today I was watching my girlish show, playing with a candle, as I usually do, and I spill the candle.
On my shorts.
On my short shorts… And I’m talking really short shorts.
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i honestly dont care about it..