All posts by Daphne

I’m not a klutz, these are new feet… Really!

I finally gave in and bought SLink Avatar Enhancement Feet. If I want shoes they look good I need them. I don’t understand boots that require them, but that’s another rant for another day. I understand with sandals, you want pretty toes, not toes that look like you’ve been dancing Giselle in pointe shoes that were too narrow.

Standard Avatar Feet
Standard Avatar Feet

Also there is a problem with our ankles. Apparently we all suffer from cankles. Dear Lindens: Have you seen ankles before?

Cure Shoes, Bad Kankles
Cute Shoes, Bad Cankles

There is a problem with mesh feet. It’s called skin. You could spend hours upon hours trying to manually match your skin and still see the line between where you calf ends and your ankle starts. I tried this. I got mad. I got frustrated. I swore a lot. Then I decided “I’m going to buy skin that had appliers.” It had to be easier, right?

Oh, another problem is called Alpha layers. Remember to hit ADD not WEAR. Unless you aren’t wearing any other Alphas. Otherwise you hips will be sticking out of your pencil skirt and your breasts will be poking through your shirt. Like that scene from Mean Girls…picgifs-mean-girls-4232150

 

So here is my SLink Mid Feet out of the box:

New Feet!
New Feet!

And now for the appliers. First up: Gala Affair in America, close, very very close. There is a line but if I can ignore it, you can too.

Gala Affair - America
Gala Affair – America

Next up was Belleza in Ria Medium. Because they didn’t have Ria in their applier Belleza said to try Mya but I tried them all and it depends on you lighting as to what looks best. These looked pretty good too depending on what side you were looking from.

Belleza - Rio
Belleza – Ria Skin, Mya Applier

Then I tried Flounce - Caramel.

Flounce - Caramel
Flounce – Caramel

I know in these photos it might not look it but when moving around the whole ankle Flounce looked the best. Not perfect. I’ve been told even with appliers there may need to be some adjustments. So I tried on the SLink verison of my Schadenfreude Skull GooGooMuck shoes.

New Feet with shoes
New Feet with shoes

That looks better. I’m really happy Allegory Malaprop included both SLink and non-Slink version of these shoes. I found these shoes and my Glam Affair skin at Collabor88.

You can still see the line. This is under midday sun and extra light sources. Who, except runway models, would be under these conditions? So let’s try this again with typical lighting:

New Feet in a better light
New Feet in a better light

I can still see the line when I look at my legs but it doesn’t show up at every angle. Though I know where it is and like any flaw it screams at me. I guess if it really bothers me I’ll wear long skirts or pants with alphas that hide my legs, leaving only feet. Or boots. No one can see your feet in boots.

Now that I figured out feet I’m trying to decide what to do next. Hands? Butt? Breasts? Face?  If I do everything will I look like a plastic surgery success or more like Joan Rivers or Carrottop? And no I will not add those photos, some of you might be eating.

Until next time,

Daph.

Early Summer

Today was the first day that felt like summer is coming.

Soon it will be time for summer dresses, sandals, shorts, beaches, bathing suits, fruity drinks and vacations.

Edloe - Dipping ToesEdloe - On the dockEdloe - In the flowers

 

Top:  Senzafine - Astrid Cropped Peasant Top – Midnight Sapphire

Skirt: Senzafine - Tigist Maxi Skirt – Midnight Sapphire

Skin: 7 Deadly S{k}ins – Wrath – Skin Fair Exclusive

League – Classic Winged Eyeliner – Skin Fair Exclusive

Hair: Truth – Mina

Feet:  Slink – AvEnhance Female Feet – Flat and High

 

Fantasy Faire for Relay for Life

Stairway_001
Let’s see how this goes….
Hello? Anyone home? Hello???
Hello? Anyone home? Hello???

I spent some time at the Fantasy Faire. If you are into puzzles and riddles, there is a two part hunt. If you want to see some great fantasy themed sims, there are 11. And if you are into shopping, there is a lot of that too. Look for the Relay for Life vendors and kiosks to help the American Cancer Society.

I finished the hunt, I visited the shops, I want to go back and take some pictures. But for now I’m going to be unpacking some shopping and trying to get this earworm out of my head…

There’s a feeling I get when I look to the west,
And my spirit is crying for leaving.
In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees,
And the voices of those who stand looking.

Ooh, it makes me wonder…

 

Poses… I need poses…

After I decided to start blogging again I said to myself “Daph” Yes, I call myself Daph. “Daph, If you are going to take photos in SL you need new poses.” Poses have come a long way in 8 years and I knew the ones I had from just a few years ago were not going to cut it.

One should not look like they dislocated a hip or will need reconstructive surgery in the name of blogging.

Hips don't work like that.
Hips don’t work like that.
That's going to sting.
That’s going to sting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It just so happened that Pose Fair 2014 was going on at the same time. So off I went with a pocket full of Lindens and no idea what I was looking for. The first thing that caught my attention was the build itself. If you’ve been in Second Life for a few months, then you know there are fairs of one sort or another going on all the time. Most follow the same format: A sim or more with rows and rows of shops. Sometimes the rows take the form of city blocks, or winding paths or all the stores lining the edges of the sim and a few anchor or sponsor stores in the middle. After awhile you know what to expect and you prepare for it. You dress for lag, refill your drink and hope for the best. The Pose Fair wasn’t like this. First they limited the number of people in the sim to 30 at a time. The first time I wanted to go it took me several tries to get in. Once I did I was impressed by the concept of the build. I was walking in space and saw a few familiar sights out there with me.

Wanted: One Scruffy Looking Nerf Herder
Allons-y!

But I was here to look for poses. And poses I did find. Some I’m not sure what I will do with them but they amused me…

Cha Cha Cha
"Interesting. Tell me more."
“Interesting. Tell me more.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really don’t know what I’ll use this for, but I had to have it…

Wheee... Kids, Don't try this, I'm a trained professional.
Wheee… Kids, Don’t try this, I’m a trained professional.

Overall I had a lot of fun jumping on pose stands. Most of the vendors here were selling static poses. Other than taking photos for blogs, Flickr or profile photos, what else would they be used for? If you know of other uses, please let me know in the comments. Now it’s time to put all the poses in pose stands and try not to lose them in my inventory.

Until next time,

Daph


Poses used:

Dream Print - Pose Fair Exclusives – Blogging One and Two

Infiniti – Drift Away

What I’m wearing:

Skin:  Razzanova Lotus Skins – Jane

Hair: Truth Hair – Mina

Top:  Lil’Lace – Daily Halter

Pants: [email protected] – Fluid Latex

Boots:  lassitude & ennui – Flutter Boots