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JUNE ARCADE! first glance review

It’s that time again! Arcade! My play by play impressions from the shopping guide.

Alouette

1) Alouette – Tropical Getaway ohh super cute palm trees!



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the arcade! march ’13

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.

[edit] 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.

Alouette - The Bibliotheque Chair

Alouette – The Bibliotheque Chair WANT! dark green or blue…. or black or white.



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SNOT

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)



<3 (Posted from my Android, because its better than your iPhone)

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mesh or skins? decisions, decisions

So my friend Ori is trying to talk me into making skins again (I lurves you Oir!). I was all gung-ho about it, but now that I’ve really looked into it, I soooo don’t want to. Making the SKIN is pure hell. The makeup is the only part I care about. I’m seriously tempted to make a totally alliterative skin, that look more like the vector images I make. It would be weird but could be cool.

What I really want to do is make mesh crap. I love the idea of mesh, but I have software issues. I only know how to model in 3ds, but my version is too old to work properly with the mesh plugins. I can export the models into blender, but I have no idea how to texture in blender. And everyone is so secrititive bout how they do things that i cant really ask anyone without them getting all RWAR or wanting to charge me umpteen billion dollars. makes me nuts, because i know how to make things look awesome in 3ds.

gah.

I want cake.

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Y U QQ about ‘standard sizes’!

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

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
My sizing
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.

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Thoughts on SL architecture

I’m diving into SL architecture again. I think that SL architecture really needs a shake-up. Badly. For a few reasons:

It’s a virtual world, which means nothing is real, so why are we holding so tightly to the realistic constructs of physics, weather and time? Why do all houses and stores have to have the basic all enclosing walls, doors and roofs. Are we warding off mud flinging Read the rest of this entry »

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I has a sadface. QQ

So, I get back from holidays. I log in. What do I see in the region name at the top of my screen? Xeniversity Sandbox.  Bit what’s right after it?

‘- SANDBOX IS CLOSED’

!!!!!!!!

What do you mean, closed!  I pretty much LIVE there! I’m there 23/7! The only sandbox I’ve ever sen that’s not full of griefers laggy moons and the dregs of SL!  Nooooooooooooooooo!  I cry.

Well, thanks for the good times Xen, I really appreciated it while it lasted<3. Anyone know of another GOOD sandbox that's not all nooby and greiferey, and us actually still open?

In other news: I saw a bike infested with honey bees today

Don't Sit Here

Don't Sit Here

<3 Alexis (Posted from my Android, because its better than your iPhone)

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wow. just.. wow.

So, Emerald is dead, and we cant even say that it went down in a blaze of glory. From what I’ve been able to learn this morning, all of the problems were because of the malicious, childish and selfish actions of the few, which destroyed the fantastic project for all of us. Its kind of sad really. I also think that the way that LL handled the entire situation was somewhat stunted, but I guess that doesn’t matter – when has LL ever cared what the users think?

Fear not! As has been stated all over the grid and the web today, Phoenix rises form the ashes of Emerald. We can all continue to enjoy the same great aspects of Emerald without all the uncool things that went along with it. Kudos to all of those of you who are continuing the development of this great viewer. I, a looooooong time user of SL, and many of the other residents of SL thank you.

<3 Alexis

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unrelated

Ahh, it’s been a long last couple of days. A long couple of days that makes me happy I don’t go out more often. I realise that I’m not great at interacting whit people in person. So I think I’ll just avoid doing it.

Apparently if you go out with someone for their birthday, and their little brother drags you off the dance floor and tries to make out with you, you should not get your face near his ear to tell you that you don’t want to make out with him because you are too old, too sober, and too married, because she’ll come around the corner and find you, and then accuse you of cheating on your husband, with her little brother, and threaten to punch you in the face, and tell your husband, and then subsequently refuse to speak to you ever again. FANTASTIC!

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*twitch*

im gonna throttle that fucking seagull squeaking 24/7 outside my window.

not kidding.. its constant

stupid baby seagull.

i now loathe seagulls

DIE

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