Who let the dorks out?

Bubbles! Take me to the skies! November 14, 2010

BOO! *jumps out from the shrubs and waves hands manically*

Welcome to the once-a-month post of “Who Let The Dorks Out”! I can’t deny that the thought to just officially stop blogging has crossed my mind in the last weeks. However, I am not ready to let it go yet. Instead I have been thinking about a format change. What is clear is that I don’t have as much time available anymore to do lengthy posts with lots of different items and URLs. This is especially true for “fashion posts”, something wich I kind of slipped into in the recent past. So I decided to go back to my original vision and show silly, weird and wonderful avatars and toys. I possibly will not credit every single thing of my outfit anymore, but if you are interested in something, please just leave a comment and I will let you know where I got it from.

I am also going to try and post quick sreenshots of things that I come across and like, instead of trying to build a whole outfit around them. For example, I loved these flowery shoes at Ingenue [SLURL].

Cute shoes at Ingenue

Enough introduction, I would like to introduce the real star of this posting to you: The “Alien Bub” avatar by Madcow Cosmos [SLURL].

Bubble Alien

If you have been following this blog for a longer time you will know that I love aliens and bubbles – so I got VERY excited when I saw this avatar which promised to combine both in one! And I was not disappointed. Not only is it cute and colourful in an asymmetrical outer-space way, it also comes with a HUD called “To the Skies” . When you click on it once, the alien blows a big bubble. <33333

Bubbling away

But the really amazing thing happens when you click the HUD a second time. The bubble becomes huuuge and the alien starts to fly up high into the sky. Click another time and the bubble bursts. I might have spent some time making my alien fly up to the sky and plummet back to earth…

To the Skies!

You can buy this and lots of other wonderful avatars at Madcow’s Primordial Soup and Sandwich shop [SLURL]. Because it can be a bit difficult to find, I took a picture of the vendors to make it easier for you. 🙂

Madcow's Primordial Soup and Sandwich

Have a great Sunday in your SL and RL, and even better if, it involves bubbles of some kind.

 

Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing May 21, 2010

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If you suddenly find yourself among predators, it is recommended to adapt to their appearance and make a quick exit.

Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

Sheep avatar by **DP**yumyum, CSR gift.
Wolf mask and feet by Split Pea, today at 50L Friday [SLURL].
“Betty Lynn” dress by GATO [SLURL].
Pose “koshiate stand2” by BP* [SLURL].
Picture taken at Drowsy.

 

V is for Venus Flytrap May 5, 2010

Hi there! Sorry for my long silence, but I have been experiencing quite a bit of SL fatigue recently and was totally unmotivated to take pictures, blog or even just log into SL. However, I felt a slight spark of inspiration tonight to take up the Dork’s Alphabet again. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a large part of it, I decided to have a break from the strict alphabetic order and catch the ideas as they fly by. Just realised the unintended pun when looking at today’s card – teehee.

I would like to thank Further Monday for showing me the hilarious Ollipog store at the Fantasy Fair. It was very hard for me to decide which one to choose because I loved them all! In the end I went for their RFL item and this “Fly J’Accuzi”. So if you were ever looking to change into a “Blubird of Crappiness” with a cherry on your head, a tiny ghost lemur or a mandrake magic root (!!), this should be your first stop.

Further doesn’t only constantly find cool avatars, she also just founded the in-world group “Shapeshifters Union” and the accompanying Flickr group here. Yay, I have been yearning for such a group for ages! If you consider yourself a shapeshifter, please do join this group. There will also be regular events, for example get-togethers at a surprise sim with the challenge to dress according to the sim theme. Hope to see you there. 🙂

V is for Venus Flytrap

Avatar “Fly J’Accuzi” by Ollipogs [SLURL].

 

Orchard in the sky January 26, 2010

Sometimes I use grid-wide hunts just for the purpose of finding new beautiful places rather than hunting for the actual gifts. This is exactly how I ended up at the Herbalys “Sky Orchard“. I teleported to a random shop and was a bit disappointed because it was located on a not very beautiful piece of mainland. I flew across it for a bit and suddenly saw a small piece of land that was totally overgrown with trees, plants, with a little stone house in the middle. When I entered the house I discovered that most of the things I saw outside in the garden as well as the decoration inside was for sale. I hadn’t heard of this store called “Herbalys” before but I really liked the range of home decoration items. There was also a landmark pointing to the “Sky Orchard” and I curiously followed it – just to end up at this beautiful fantasy island in the sky.

Herbalys Sky Orchard

Being a Winter Angel Otter that day clearly had been the right decision because this avatar fitted so well into this fairytale-like landscape. I will be eternally grateful to Further Monday for showing me Risusipo Jun’s store at the Magic of Oz sim. If you haven’t been there yet, be warned. There is a high chance of death by Cute Overload when you see the tiny otter and chipmunk avatars for the first time!

Winter Angel

This is a glimpse of the store interior, which is located in the cave under the big tower. Almost everything you see here is available in the shop for a reasonable price. Most of the items are sculpted and therefore low prim and I immediately fell in love with the cute owl sitting on the shelf. By the way, the yellow candle on the table is a free gift.
Herbalys Shop

If you look closely at the first picture you can see a small blue door in the lower part of the island, which houses one of the most adorable clubs I have ever seen in SL. I love its organic feel, the glowing plants and the music notes streaming from the loudspeakers. 😀

Herbalys Club

Time to relax, little otter!

Chilling Otter

Credits:
Teleport to Herbalys Sky Orchard Shop and Club here [SLURL].
Winter Angel Otter by :Risusipo: [SLURL] or on XStreetSL .

 

Whiskers on Kittens January 13, 2010

I love musicals, as I have mentioned a couple of weeks ago (actually it was last year!), and I wanted to visualise the first lines of the song “My favourite things” from “The Sound of Music” for a while now. If you missed the “Raindrops on Roses” post, click here to read it. The funny thing with this series is, that every single picture seems to take time to “mature”, and then, suddenly – BAM – the right ingredient comes along my way and I can finish putting it together. This happened with the rose gown and similarly, I have been thinking for ages what to do for the “Whiskers on Kittens” line.

I teleported into Neko stores, looked at cat skins and avatars, but nothing really clicked with me. Yesterday evening I finally finished the WinterChoice! Creator Stamp Rally and got the cute white tiger avatar by **DP**yumyum. Today then it suddenly hit me, after Lizzie asked me how I would dress the kitten up: tiger – big cat – kitten – whiskers! I was slightly disappointed when I realised that the tiger avatar did not have any whiskers. But not all was lost, because in my inventory there was lurking the adorable Mrs Mittens hair by Clawtooth, which comes with – you will have guessed it – a tiny animated kitten. Awww!

Whiskers on Kittens

CSR finishes on the 18th January, so you still have a few days to get the tiger avatar and other prizes. If you join the “Choice!” group, you can pick up a stamp card for free (check their website for detailed instructions). After summoning all this kitten power, I spent the next two hours looking for the right dress. I often have a blurry image in my mind and then get really frustrated teleporting from one shop to the other, not finding anything close to what I want. I was close to calling it a day when I discovered this dress at “Casa del Shai” and instantly fell in love with it. I don’t think I have ever paid that much for a dress but this one was just perfect and I had to have it! It comes in four different patterns and I went for the grey tweed version. As a side note, this dress comes only with a system skirt, but also includes gloves which I didn’t wear (they didn’t go well with the paws).

Whiskers on Kittens

The rubber duckie umbrella by Rotten Toe has been sitting in my inventory for a while, just waiting for this occasion. It comes with different colours and a holding animation. For this picture however I used one of StorIn’s umbrella poses (see Juicybomb’s post here). Finally I teleported to Trilogy Raintown, a quirky little shopping district with its own underground station and, as the name says, with rain.

Voilà – these are a few of my favourite things!

Credits:
White Tiger avatar by **DP*yumyum, CSR gift – http://edelweiss.sc/choice2009w/
Siobhan Dress Grey Tweed by *Shai* [SLURL].
Duckie Umbrella by Rotten Toe [SLURL].
Hair Mrs Mittens – Girl Next Door by Clawtooth [SLURL].
Umbrella 15 pose pack by StoRin [SLURL].
Second pose: “*Luth* expression 2” by Reel Expression [SLURL].
Location: Trilogy Raintown [SLURL].

 

Day 19: You better watch out… December 19, 2009

…you better not cry,
you better not pout i’m tellin’ you why:
Tiny Santa Claus is coming to town!

Tiny Santa is coming to town

Credits:
Tiny Santa avatar (transferable) by Screwball Cartoons [SLURL].
Picture taken at Winterstock [SLURL].

 

Greetings, Earthlings! November 16, 2009

Some days I fear that I might start to get bored with SL. Some days things just seem to be the same over and over again and I feel as if I can’t bear to see another prim. And then I discover a shop with unique and silly things, or teleport to a place where I lose myself for hours and I remember again what kept me here the last two years. Saturday was such a day and I will show you two of the three great places I found today.

“Altya’s Dream Creations and Toys” [SLURL] sells a wide range of silly toys, avatar attachments and other things you never knew you needed. All items also have a “buy as gift” option, which might come in handy for christmas. I love everything to do with aliens and ufos and therefore could not resist to buy this ufo attachment. It folds your avatar so that only your head remains – floating in a blinking ufo jar. You have to detach all prim attachments and it is advisable to at least wear a bikini (for any accidental unfoldings if the AO should not work). It is modifyable so I guess you might be able to put your own name on the sign. I also bought the other version, which is the same ufo jar on an unicycle, complete with little steam clouds and a working horn. Brilliant!

Avatar head in an ufo jar

Now that I had turned into an alien, I was looking for a nice space sim to take some pictures. In moments like this I miss the now closed “Privateer Space” sim terribly. It broke my heart – and that of many other people – when it shut down, because it was huge and created by Aley Arai with so much humour and attention to detail. When I read the description of Deshima Space Station, a station “existing far away from major space colonies or settlements”, my interest awoke. And when I teleported there, zoomed out and realised just how huge this station was, my excitement grew.

Deshima Space Station
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