Sunday, October 25, 2009

BOO! (Updated to include intelligence and caffeine)


My graphics card is shot or something. My monitor only stays up for a few minutes before it goes completely black. The computer keeps running though. For instance, I just typed this sentence BLINDLY! If I close the laptop and quickly open it, the screen comes back up for a few minutes. Then it'll go black again. Eventually, after I open and close the laptop about 95 times, it'll stay up for a few hours.

So if you're trying to talk to me and it seems like I'm ignoring you, I'm probably just frantically opening and closing my laptop.

MY GOD, IT'S A FRUSTRATING WAY TO LIVE! I feel like putting on a Battle Royale skin and beating the CRAP out of somebody right now!

For example, during those past three paragraphs, I opened and shut my laptop 14 times, not kidding. According to the computer techie on the phone, I need to take this Mac to the local Mac Genius Bar (eye roll), but I can't figure out how one goes about getting a computer fixed when one has to use said computer all day every day for work on deadline.

Anyway . . .

Last week I didn't log on for about three days. When I finally did, my turtles were all dead. So were a few chickens. I caved and revived the chickens. I'm gonna have to give one of my friends edit rights and ask someone to kill the chickens for me when I'm not in world because I . . . just . . . can't . . . do it.

Speaking of my friends, I was a little stunned because some people apparently left and other changes happened and I've sort of decided that one day in real life equals one month in Second Life. It's amazing how much can go down in three days. :(


Let's talk about Halloween.

I rode the Greatest Halloween Ride Ever. I think it lasted close to 20 minutes and about 65 openings and closings of the laptop. And it looked like this:






. . . and water?



Yeah, it was like that.


Go check it out though!


Let's blatantly call this part "Look at this cool thing my designer friend made!" before anyone can get bitchy about it. :D


My friend Nimil dropped a review folder from LuNi Designs on me the other day. The artistic combination of Lucas Gerard and Nimil Blackflag is a most awesome one, and I feel pretty honored to (sort of, but mostly in a fangirl way) know Nimil. She found this blog worthy of one of her review folders and I am now the hottest witch I've ever been.

HOWEVER, I don't think the hat is supposed to look like this. When I went over to the store to check out the price, this outfit had a normal witch hat with it. I like the mushroom head better though. It's got kind of a cool Village People vibe:



It's called Wicked, and yep, it's a tribute to Elphaba from Gregory Maguire's best-selling book and the musical on which it was based. You'll probably need a skirt shape for it, and my photo really doesn't do it justice: There are cool little buckles all over it. The complete set, with skin, is 700L. The beautiful green skin alone is 500L. The outfit alone is 350L. And that Windlight setting is Ghost and whoops, it made all the blacks look a little green.

But you don't come here for the award-winning fashion photography, right?

This set — both the skin and the outfit will be removed after Halloween, so get 'em now or get 'em never!

If being wicked isn't your thing, they've also got these kickin' limited-edition Muerta and Muerto (for guys) skins:


They're 500L a pop or 1500L for a fatpack of four and inspired by the works of artist Sylvia Ji. Very cool. That one's called Sugar Skull. My favorite is this one:


It's called Party's Over, and it looks like my face usually does after a long Halloween party. It's a bitch trying to scrub off Halloween makeup at 4 a.m. when you're still slightly trashed.

Hey Linden Lab, I did not just say that!

You can also try your luck and buy a groovy bag of treats for 50L outside LuNi Designs. One in 12 has this Ancestor skin in it:


That dress is called La Ultima Fiesta (350L) and also comes in white. And, um, I just realized there's grass all over the island where I live now, along with . . . a huge stone head over there. Right on.

Note that I have completely given up on trying to get my feet in the frame of my photos.

The skins will be removed after Halloween. The dress will not. I'm psyched that LuNi Designs is branching out into clothing now. (Does anyone even still say "psyched"? I do I do!)


This new skin's called Blight (500L). That's nasty, Nimil. I like it. Unlike the others, it's in the store to stay for a while.

I'll end this post with a new section of my blog that I like to call "Bravo, Bish!" (Yet another "new" section that probably will never ever pop up again.)



I saw this chick while I was store-hopping on 50L Friday. From the grey shapes of her, it looked like she put a lot of effort into every detail of her outfit, from the Chanel bag to the, um, eyelashes to whatever the hell was going on with her mouth.

Shoot, I bet ALL of you probably look absolutely fabulous. At least you know I'm not hanging out with you for your looks though.

**gropes around blindly in a blobby grey world**


Casandra Shilova said...

Oh Em!! What a horrible way to view your surroundings. We need Rent-a-Computer shops and computer dealers who loan us a recent model when we take ours into to get worked on.

Alicia Chenaux said...

I'm sorry for your laptop issues, but I just died laughing at "FLYING GEOMETRY!!"

If you ever want me to send your chickens off to the great coop in the sky, you know I do have edit rights to your stuff. I could totally do it and I wouldn't even send them on a burning boat.

nimil said...

eek emmy thank you for dealing with all that computer mess to blog my stuff <3 i wonder what's going on with the sculptie for the hat *pokes at it*

Emerald Wynn said...

LOL Nimil -- I tried it on another day just to make sure I wasn't having a bad clothing day or something but it still rezzes like that.

I think someone should reinvent the classic witch hat anyway. I probably have 100 in my inventory. I will say that yours is cool though -- with all the buckles on it.

Nikki said...

LOL at the Greatest Halloween Ride Ever! I might have to invest 20 mins of my SLife to try it.

I still have my chickens. If you don't wanna kill 'em off (or hire hitman Ali to do it), I can probably find homes and/or sell them for you.

Casandra Shilova said...

Do you Nikki, I was wondering if anyone still was tending their little chicks.

This post was hilarious Em!

Ecaria Regenbogen said...

Even though I am feeling ill and sitting here, coding with a blood shot look, those pictures made me feel just good enough to not give up and fall over. Go go Emerald!

Nikki said...

Says yep I do Cas. I have a few stands in a couple of the markets I sell from even - they gotta earn their keep after all :)

Bunnies are coming, but I'll always love my chickens LOL

Tymmerie Thorne said...

Yikes. The "flying geometry" is actually flying books. I hope you can get your laptop to operate better soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh Em, you sure know how to make a girl pee in her pants!
-Caillaigh (cause i'm too lazy to log in, etc.)

Aisuru Rieko said...

this is real dedication to blogging!