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Like I said in my last couple postings SL is celebrating Winterfest 2009 and one of the events is traditional snowball fight between residents and Lindens.
Went then to Zindra again, this time it was Joppa, Mae and Tiggs Linden taking on bunch of residents.
All in all was decent time with snowball fights.

This is what it looks like in mouselook staring down barrel, in this case snowball bazooka and target is Joppa Linden.

Front shot of me and my snowball shooting bazooka.

Another look at the snowball fight as things get more busy.

Joppa Linden makes a one avatar assault on snowfort.

Was big fun and chance to meet some Lindens, and I get some more Linden Bears for my collection I didn’t have before.

I changed into this outfit before going to final snowball fight:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: *T/O/H HAIR BOB2 by Kappers In Japan
Sweater: *Fishy Strawberry* [skinny]Norwegian Wood Knit Sweater
Poncho: (CS) midnight poncho (mossgreen) by CreamShop
Jeans: **MIS** Rock Me, Roll Me Jeans (Mischief)
Footwear: COWGIRL BOOTS BROWN by Candace Hudson

So tonight is last of the snowball fights Residents vs Lindens for Winterfest 2009. I showed up at Zermatt and was decent turnout of residents, and 3 Lindens for targets ha, Mia, Davy and Tiggs was there again. I don’t do as good this time ha I get no hits at all on Davy Linden and Mia is deadly with her bazooka

Three shots from this one, first is me sneaking around a snow mound to ambush Mia Linden, which don’t work so good as she nails me like a dozen times before i finally get her.

Second and third shot are on the ice during the fight.
[19:04] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Mia Linden, Nicci Chau! (like 10 times in a row)
[19:04] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Mia Linden!
[19:05] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Tiggs Linden!
[19:07] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Mia Linden, Nicci Chau!
[19:07] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Bloomin Mole, Nicci Chau!
That and a bunch of stray shots from other residents hit me (that or was on purpose LOL).

And style sheet:
Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: Hmpf by Rynja Zephaniah of Priestkings Code
Jacket and shirt: ::: B@R ::: Trench Coat Lady Pink (Bare Rose)
Jeans: WoE GRJ-F5a Caela Jeans – Oxide
Footwear: ALESSANDRA – Suede Boots – Pink
Snowball Shooter: Winterfest 09 – Born to Chill Bazooka by Guu Nishi

So after some snowball fights I go back on the Peace On Earth gridwide hunt and I get a stop at Naive where I have never been before. Anyhow I looked around and it was one of the type of place that even though I’m there for freebie hunt I get compelling feeling that I need to buy something in this place.
Anyhow after looking around I see this cute pink knit top and so I put it on and then change from what I had from snowball fight spending about 20 minutes there till i end up with this outfit. Seemed the Sweetness shoes and socks knit combo was a winner and i go through different skirts and stuff and finally end up wearing these cutoff jeans i get from Flaunt’s lucky chair and this hair from Dernier Cri.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: Rachel by Dernier Cri
Top: .: Naive :. Knitted Top Pink Tee
Shorts: FLAUNT FAVOURITE CUTDOWNS
Footwear: *EtchD* Sweetness, Black Cherry
Bracelets and Earrings: *Ticky Tacky* Boho Hobo Jewelry Set

Floral hipband tattoo I make myself.

I started out at Zermatt and Lexie, Tiggs and Izzy Linden were there and maybe 8 or so residents. I get in a few hits back and forth and then move along to try other spots. Picture here is of Izzy Linden getting attacked by snowballs and a few chat highlight excerpts:

[2009/12/29 10:50]  Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Izzy Linden, Nicci Chau!

[2009/12/29 10:50]  Snowball whispers: Ouch! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Lexie Linden!

[2009/12/29 10:51]  Snowball whispers: Ouch! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Tiggs Linden!

[2009/12/29 10:51]  Snowball whispers: Ouch! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Lexie Linden!

I went to Luna Mall and New Port and no one was at either of them so I head over to Zindra. At Zindra only Bernard Linden shows up and was me and one other resident, well one more but he was away status and was more like statue. Ha but it was fun I get to ambush Bernard and then chit chat a bit.

[11:05] Snowball whispers: Ouch! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Bernard Linden!
[11:05] Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Bernard Linden, Nicci Chau!

[2009/12/29 11:09]  Snowball whispers: Ooof! You’ve been hit by Harbinger Darkfold, Nicci Chau!
[2009/12/29 11:10]  Snowball whispers: Ouch! You’ve been hit by Nicci Chau, Harbinger Darkfold!

I find out that Bernard has a Linden Bear and I ask nice and he gives me one, and then in exchange I give him a Niccibear which has a nice cuddle script in it. Here is picture of Bernard Linden holding Niccibear:

ha same style sheet as my last post, I decide not to change boots afterall:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair & Cap combo: sf design xmas knit hat with pompom and hair
Sweater: magi take nordic sweater
Jacket: *D&L Fashion street jacke SIENNA**
Pants: *Shai* Skinny Jeans Fade Out
Boots: [Decoy] Jully Boots – Ivory

So SL is celebrating Winterfest 2009 and one of the events is traditional snowball fight between residents and Lindens. I had older avie in this last year and was fun and collected a bunch of Linden Bears (since that is what that avie was doing most of the time).
Anyhow I could not make to fight this first day, but there are two more in the next few days so I figure I should check out the places where fights are going to be and make some landmarks so I can get here later when I get a chance.
Also of course decide what I’m going to wear to the fights LOL, maybe i change boots since these got heels and might now be so good for running around.
So a couple shots in the Zermatt sim as I look around, one with a snowball and another with the event commerative bear.

Then I go to a few others, see a really cute sleigh in Zindra so I take a photo there, and then off to the side of the ice is a cabin Mia Linden put up and I sit there awhile inside.

Other sims I looked at and make landmarks looked really lame, one was the Luna Mall thing they had recently with a raffle store location thing, and other is the New Port shipyard that was part of same deal. I put in for the store raffle but of course don’t get a winner and promptly forget all about them until I TP in and realize what it is.
So even though I decide that the build at Zindra was best to visit, best fight will be wherever there are Lindens as targets 🙂

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair & Cap combo: sf design xmas knit hat with pompom and hair
Sweater: magi take nordic sweater
Jacket: *D&L Fashion street jacke SIENNA**
Pants: *Shai* Skinny Jeans Fade Out
Boots: [Decoy] Jully Boots – Ivory
Snowball: Winterfest 2009 Snowball
Bear: Winterfest 2009 Linden Bear by Mia Linden

Oh and I should mention something about how i get layering to look like this since I was asked about getting a long sweater under a jacket and then with jeans. Anyhow, magi take has these nordic sweaters that are multiple layers and one combination is to wear shirt layer and then pants layer is the waistband, and wear them with underpant layer jeans. The jacket is of course jacket layer, and is really sweet, it’s a sculptie shell too and it was in a fashion show that was the VL Fashion Week show in the London sims, I think  the stuff was SL versions of RL designer clothing and using SL to show it off virtually or something like that.

So SL is different things to different people huh, and like for me is different at different times. Lot of the time is mostly like just a chatroom and what I really want is place to sit down where I can then talk in IM to others, especially if like is more than one or two people at once. In this case I find out that Bubblegum Music Factory where I sometimes like to go and hang out with classic rock music things did a rebuild. At first i was a bit bummed out since I liked some of the bench they had to sit on over out of the way, but then I see they made a lounge area that is just what I was looking for.
Anyhow I am also a big fan of Lika Ruby and was wearing this for a best in blue event I went to earlier and decided to stay in the outfit.

Anyhow this is nice lounge area, and multiple poses in the chairs so you can find one that looks okay with your avie and so on. Anymore sometimes it is hard to find anywhere to just sit in SL without doing anything so finding this spot was very nice, and the rebuild is even nicer.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: mag girl hair 7 by Kowloon Wig Center
Top: +LR china-fl-dress (Sapphire) by Lika Ruby
Leggings: +LR Leggings china(lt-blue) by Lika Ruby
Footwear: Simple Geta Platforms : gold flower by Itan Kishi
Earrings: are from the Alienbear Design (2009 NX Dark gift set)
Bangles and Anklets: from the Yak & Yeti * “Devdas” Indian Glass Bangle Set * blue/silver
actually the Anklets are copy of one of the bangles that i resize and reposition as anklets

One of my favorite looks is monochrome with just black and white as my palette to use. I think you can get major chic looks, and heck has history in fashion from like harlequin and go-go mod and so on.
So to my eye the big focus is contrast and more contrast as you put pieces together. Anyhow I used a inspiration that is i guess faux-harlequin feel to alternate so like white boots and black leggings, white top and black armwarmers, that kind of thing.
Not sure why but it seems an updo is lot better than any of the other styles with this kind of look.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: **SD hair premium by **Hair Influence
Top: =DeLa*= TankTop “Jill” White
Leggings: *Raskn* black lace leggings
Gloves: Paris 1900 Black Gloves by Toume Yao
Arm Warmers: =DeLa*= Arm warmer Black
Footwear: sfd velvet crush boots
Glasses: primOptic Steam glasses 1.17
Necklace: Paris 1900 Necklace by Toume Yao
Earrings: Chinese “LOVE” with arrow heart earring by Alienbear

So lots of this was freebies, the armwarmers are in the Peace On Earth Hunt, and the Paris 1900 stuff is in the freebie period outfits for guests of the Paris 1900 sim and pretty sure the earrings I got in a lucky chair at Alienbears.

I have been trying on some of the things I get in the hunts I am on (I finished the Chimney the other day), and got to this outfit from Mischief, and as expected it is an outfit I can see myself wearing in regular rotations.
The jewelry was also a hunt prize from Prims 4 U, and I got the boots last month or so when Decoy had some free fatpack promotions. All in all, very worth unboxing these things 🙂

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: **Hair Influence =My Happy Ending
Outfit: **MS** Hipster and Leggings
Footwear: [Decoy] Jully Boots – Onyx
Jewelry: Prims 4 U Ruby and Diamond Earrings & Necklace

Two stories in one. I’m at PopFuzz looking to see if my favorite dress from her store is in the sale merchandise after she did some rebuilding and repricing since I was going to recommend it to someone looking for an animal print dress. Second part is a different friend sends me an IM asking me where it was that I found a huge world map that you can put in pushpin and will let you name your name and hometown.

So I had changed to the Wild Cat Dress outfit and take a snapshot to show what it looked like for when friend #1 goes to PopFuzz, since I could not find it, and then TP over to Rumsey Maps to show where the map was.

here’s SLURL for the map

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Rumsey%20Maps%203/118/75/55

So, I’m economical and decide to do combined blog post, show off the World Push Pin Map at Rumsey Maps that you can put in your hometown, and also show off the my favorite dress from PopFuzz.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Hair: >>Celine black gold by Mau’s & Mej’s
Dress: Wild Cat Dress by PopFuzz
Footwear: Simple Geta Platforms : Gold Flowers by Itan Kishi
Panties : Black Lace Panties from the Dessous Chics Champagne set by French Elegance
Necklace: ::: B@R ::: Ethinica Necklace (Bare Rose)
Bracekets: Asym Gown Bracelet by Vlintuition
Earrings: Chinese “LOVE” with arrow heart earring by Alienbear

So lots of this was from the Chimney Hunt prizes, hair is a bit on the cutesy side for my usual taste but goes pretty good with the rest of this. The top actually was a free gift from Mix and Match that I find while there during the hunt, not actual hunt prize, but close enough. And any excuse to wear my pipistyle mules I tend to take. I really like the jewelry from the Dueling Dragons outfit I got at Unique Needs too.

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Hair: {soap} Notty & Nice – Black
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack
Top: :::MM:: classic carment top1, by mix and match
Dress: Narwhal – High Waist Super Skirt (says skirt in name but has the jacket layer high waist and suspenders so looks like a dress to me)
Footwear: pipiStyle-DESIGN-MULE-ivory
Earrings: Gold Ankh Earring from *UN!* Dueling Dragons Cloak & Arms Set by Unique Needs


World Wide Interactive 24/7 Soap Opera Character

I'm just a supporting cast member to world wide interactive 24/7 soap opera called "Second Life". It's a just a game or time-waster to some, and more important than real life to some, and everyone else is in between the extremes.

I'm not a primary character in anyone else's personal soap opera story, just supporting cast. I stopped taking it serious like that years ago with older avies that had romances, ran businesses, were entertainers, were designers and builders. Now I am just wanderer vagabonding around and try to spend the inheritance my older avies left me. Lots of the time is frustratation on missing how things use to be in SL when the magic was still there for me, now is my hobby and try as i try, i cannot keep from logging in for hours and hours at a time, but I do resist temptations to let it take over my real life once again.

What I'm blogging:
Is in the end in style of a fashion blog but is not like a real "I'm a fashion blogger" nonesense thing.
I'm not all so much about finding new designer things that are out so much as finding things I like i never seen, or better track down something I saw before and didn't get and now want to get, and playing with what I got in inventory in addition to things I see when I'm out getting new things.
I'm not real fashion blogger type that like has designers drop things into inventory and say "blog this" huh, nothing like that, mostly is to go through the thousands of things I have and at least get some use out of them and maybe a few stories and like my observation on things.

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Personal Pet Peeve in SL fashion trends

So, my avie is short and wide by SL standards, consequently most all prim parts need some adjustments. I hate resizer scripts (that as far as I read in blogs don't work to stop copybot anyhow), since they do all directions, and typically i need to make shorter and wider, not bigger which you cannot do with those scripts. Some designers are really cool and will send or upsell me a modify set of prims or will adjust if i send them my shape if they insist on not selling a mod version; and others tell me pound sand and say that I need to change my shape. Most designers ignore me if I make requests or they ask for a bunch extra lindens to do a fitting. The second two sets I'll never buy from again nor do I recommend, hope they are happy with the one sale.

Unless Otherwise Noted

I realize some of stuff I don't change much so unless otherwise noted the following should be presumed:

Skin: Adam n Eve – Desire t2 – make up Russet
Eyes: booN tsubura eyes lampblack