"Emerald attempts to take a photo in Suicide City."
Every time I TP there I end up screaming like a little bitch.
It's a mother-effing zombie clown!
FYI: They can jump. And they will push you around.
So much epic fail I can hardly stand it.
I like that estetica pose a lot, but I never want to see it again. (Bollywood!)
Visit Inworld: Suicide City
This was my first time messing around with mesh (the dress and the boots). It was interesting but kind of a hassle. I screwed around with my shape for about an hour to get it to fit the dimensions of this dress and still failed. The included alpha layer was helpful, but there were still places where my shape was bulging out on the sides at first. For instance, I'm just now noticing that my arm is cutting through the sleeve when I pose. Oops. I finally shrunk all my dimensions down to zero (except my arms, apparently) and also had to add a red tank top underneath and blah and blah and blah and blah. Sheeeeeezus this paragraph is boring. Sorry.
That Nocturnal choker is ROCKIN' and it's from one of my favorite places, Bliensen + MaiTai. It'll be available at the upcoming Jewelry Fair 2011, which starts Sept. 16. (See link to the Website below.)
If you want that dress — which was a group gift from Baiastice (thank you, Sissy!) — I checked and it's still in group notices. I have no idea if you have to pay to get in that group because I've been in it since I was a little noob. It's kind of impressive that it has survived the test of time, actually. And on that note, I think we all need to post a "How to Check Group Notices" tutorial because I hear people wailing, "HELP MEEEE! I DIDN'T GET THAT NOTICE!" like the world is ending or something almost every day.
Dress: Runa_First Mesh Dress - Baiastice group gift
Boots: Madison Boots (Mesh) - Deco
Hair (except in photos 3, 5 and 7): Abigail in Pearl - Truth
Necklace: Nocturnal - coming Sept. 16 to Jewelry Fair 2011 - by Bliensen + MaiTai
Eyes: Dreamer eyes in Moonlight - Vision - Eyes by A:S:S
Skin: Layla in Grey - Glam Affair for TDR
Makeup: Sakura - Vita's Boudoir for Help Japan
Pose: Bollywood 5 - Estetica
Sunday, September 11, 2011
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."
This set of blackboards with various words of wisdom on them is 75L this weekend at Molto Bene. In fact, everything at Molto Bene is 75L or less this weekend. Cute houses, cute skyboxes, cute stuff — that's exciting!
And now, on a WTF note, the award for Keepin' It Classy on 9/11 goes to . . .
-- drumroll --
Natas Designs, for distributing this notecard that made me say, "Whaaaaaaa?":
"FREE BISTRO SET FOR 9/11
Enjoy this darling bistro set for 2 while you remember those who were lost in 9/11."
. . .
. . .
. . .
. . . I'm thinking no.
And it's got an American flag as a tablecloth, nonetheless! Now you can even put your dirty forks and coffee-stained cups on the stars and stripes while you contemplate one of the most horrific days in American history!
I try really hard not to get preachy here, but unfortunately the preacher in me is wailing at this one. Please don't use 9/11 as an excuse to pimp out your stuff. If you're giving out a commemorative T-shirt or something, I can live with that. But a BISTRO set?
That's so damn patriotic, I can hardly stand it.
I'm not running a picture of it. See it for yourself HERE if you so desire. I'm sure people will say that the creator had pure and good intentions behind this gift, and perhaps English isn't her native language. Points noted. And for the record, I actually really like that store. But it still gets a giant "WTF" from me today. Don't put the words "darling bistro set" in the same sentence as "those who were lost in 9/11." Just don't.
[UPDATE: Please note creator Natasha Shoteka's response to this blog post in Comments. She makes valid points and I appreciate the fact that, while sharing her perspective, she did not a) call me names, b) round up a bunch of people to call me more names and drop nasty notecards in my inventory, and c) ban me (and anyone in Comments who agrees with me) from her store. Refreshing! That really is keeping it classy. She pretty much just bitch-slapped me with a big slab of classy . . . and I liked it!]
Posted by Emerald Wynn at 1:00 PM
Friday, September 2, 2011
There's something about the promise of crisp fall weather around the corner and the thrill of a recent boob job that's making me want to get the hell away from my computer for a while.
Plus, my expendable income is dwindling, particularly since I have no income at the moment.
So I spent the morning packing away almost all my beloved breedables. I clicked "will not renew lease" on five farm parcels and sent almost all my horses to Horse Haven. It's gotten to the point where I can't even GIVE horses away anymore, and the cost of rent, food and salt licks (to keep them happy so they'll procreate) is breaking my budget every week.
I narrowed the Meeroos down to five stumps — soon to be three — and I guess I'll pick 10 KittyCatS to live out their little 120-day lifespans. At least I'm still selling a few of those kittens. I was never out to make a fortune with these things, but I at least need to make SOME money to feed them.
But the Wildwood cats - blah - I just couldn't delete them or even send them to their imaginary "cat sanctuary." The thought of doing it just broke my heart. Isn't that stupid?
I put them in folders in my inventory instead. Yes, they'll starve there and curl up into black, comatose cat circles with red X's for eyes, but at least that way I can lie to myself and say that someday I'll take out my favorite ones and revive them.
Until then, sleep tight my little friends. SL is going to be kind of lonely without you.
Posted by Emerald Wynn at 1:15 PM