Berry’s Monday Meme

So Berry’s Monday Meme this week was to have someone else interview you. When I read her blog post I immediately decided that the first person’s name I saw on Plurk I’d ask to do the meme with me. Opened Plurk and WHAM! Bouncer Criss! Well, okay.. I don’t really know him at all. Seen him around on Plurk, he likes my ass it’s quite obvious.. maybe he will say yes… Thankfully he did and we decided to take pictures of each other too!

It was nice getting to hang out with him in pixel form for a little while. I think us not really knowing each other brought a little awkwardness to the situation though. At least it did for me. I am shy (yes! I am no one ever believes me) so when I don’t know someone I am not my normal joking and cutting up self. Lucky for me he tolerated me. Thanks again for saying yes Bouncer!

Shae by B(The picture Bouncer took of me! He didn’t yuck up my nose! He can follow instructions ladies!)

What follows is the interview Bouncer gave me. As you can see, he wasted no time getting down to business.

So Shae, why haven’t we done a naked picture before today?

Shae Sixpence tilts her head curiously to the side, “Well, this escalated rather quickly. I suppose because you’ve never asked me?”

 

 haha, thought I’d break the ice. Ok, serious now. This is the first time we’ve met in world, we have been Plurk friends for a while. What makes you tick when it comes to blogging? What’s your inspiration?

Various things inspire me. There was a time in my SLife when I “had” to blog out of obligation and that unfortunately caused a lot of burn out for me. It’s about the art for me not really the blog. The blog is just my way to go back over time and remember. Random things inspire me. Could be a necklace or a new pair of shoes.. mostly music though.

 

Do you have a certain style you lean towards? Are you more couture, casual? What do you consider “Shae’s Style”

I don’t do well with casual at all. I am more glitter and diamonds than anything. I try my very best to challenge myself but I always end up dressed up like a princess in the end. If I am not overly formal I am normally dressed in what people would consider business clothing. It’s how I dress in my first life so it carries over.

 

I can totally understand that, I am like that a lot. I tend to wear a lot of jeans and shirts in real life, so it kind of carries over to Second Life.

Jeans and a T-shirt is about the only thing I can do casual! Oh, and flippies. Us beach girls can do flippies.

 

Flippies? Is that what you southern girls call them?

I don’t like the way “flip flop” sounds coming out of my mouth. Don’t judge me. It’s far too early in our relationship for that.

 

I know from seeing convo’s in Plurk that you used to model. Did you start blogging before or after you did the modeling thing?

After, my ex-parter blogged on a consistent basis so I started blogging with him.

 

Since I know you’re a southerner, did you run out and buy your bread, eggs, and milk because of the snow tomorrow?

Shae Sixpence purses her lips together, “As a matter a fact I did along with all the fixins for crock pot beef stew that I’ll throw in tomorrow before I go to work.. a really big pot.. in case I have to rough it without power.. you know..”

 

Haha, I bought bread for grill cheese, that was the extent of my shopping.

And while you are suffering with only grilled cheese to eat know that I’ll be only a few hours south feasting. Cause it’s how I roll during disastrous times.

 

Wax or shave? Landing strip or nothing? j/k

Didn’t we have a Plurk conversation about this before? I’m almost certain we did.

 

We may have, but these conversations happen on Plurk so much, I forget who is shaved and who isn’t.

Oh, the woes of being Mister Bouncer Criss..

 

So what do you like to do around Second LIfe when you’re not playing dress up and blogging?

Blogging is actually what takes up the least of my time in Second Life. I have two jobs in Second Life, one being the CMO for Miamai and the other being the Senior Editor for Love To Decorate – The Magazine. Both keep me pretty busy. If I am in world I am normally doing something with one of them or both at the same time. When I am not working I spend time with my kids and I really enjoy exploring sims.

 

That’s awesome, and sounds pretty hectic.  One last question, cause I can’t think of anything else to ask, to busy drooling over your avi. If you could change 1 thing about Second Life, what would it be?

As in improvement wise?

 

Anything, what would be one thing that would make Shae more happy in Second Life?

I’d say the way the skeleton works or how the avatar moves. I’m not very smart when it comes to the terms used for it or what exactly it’s called but I seriously dislike how poses distort our bodies. I can lift my hand above my head without my shoulder going out of whack, my avatar should be able to as well.

 

I  totally agree, and wonky elbows.

And bums.. for the love of my bum!

Eespecially bums.

Shae Sixpence grins.

 

Gracias Shae, I appreciate you taking the time for the interview!

Bouncer Criss says cut.

Shae Sixpence snickers, “Yay!”

You can see the questions I asked Bouncer and the photo I took of him here!

On Shae:

Hair: Truth Hair – Junia – Black and Whites *New*

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Shirt: Lil’Lace – Tuck Blouse & Corset – White

Jewelry: Yummy – Pearl Whisp Set – Silver *New* (Collabor88)

Eyeshadow: MONS – Black Eyeliner Series

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Pose: Manifeste

 

I’m only human

In my quest to find someone that was willing to make a tattoo for me I learned two things. One, no one wants to mess with tattoos that involve words because apparently it’s hard as all get out to get them to lay right on an avatar. Two, this particular tattoo would have been impossible to make because of limitations that I didn’t know about. Arms mirror themselves, I knew this but it never dawned on me until I spoke to several people about it. Lucky for me, my new friend Mel Faulkwing over at Banger Island Creations jumped at the challenge. I’m glad she did as I am quite happy with how it turned out.

HumanCroppedMy friend Diarmuid Miklos at Ispachi told me of this new “Mesh Arm” situation that had been put out. Unfortunately, I don’t know the first thing about tattoos much less how to put them onto mesh. Mel immediately found these mesh arms as well and figured she would give them a try for this project. I’ll admit I was quite skeptical and wasn’t looking forward to the mesh arm thing. In my mind I visioned just another item I was going to have to fit to my body and spend hours color matching. I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box to see that it was a situation much like mesh clothing. Standard sizes and the medium fit me perfectly! Anyone that makes tattoos should most certainly check these bad boys out. I even tried on a few shirts over the top of them and they didn’t interfere at all with each other. Pretty nifty!

Thanks Mel. It’s hell being an artist with a vision when you don’t know how to make things. I appreciate you taking on the task for me and helping me!

On Shae:

Hair: D!va Hair – Averil – Onyx *New* (Collabor88)

Bra: Sassy Kitty Designs (Now called SAKIDE)- Pulled Down Top – White Lace

Panties &Applier: Gang/Cold – Hildy Panties – Innocence

*Tattoo: Banger Island Creations – Not Good Enough  *New*

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyes: Ikon – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Mesh Legs and Booty: Luck Inc – Cute Azz

Pose: Del May

 

How do you feel about peacocks?

I was setting up to shoot these lovely peacock shoes when Colleen of The Loft sent out an extremely generous group gift. The items were so cute I couldn’t help but rearrange my plans to include them. Below you’ll see everything that comes in the package. I know there is a lot of different opinions on pay for groups so I’ll only say this: The Loft is a generous group when it comes to gifting and they give group discounts when you purchase complete sets. If the brand being a phenomenal one isn’t enough for you to want to hear about their new releases first then those two added benefits should help you a bit.

BangerIsland_LoftIn a virtual world where templates seem to rule the metaverse it is extremely important that one be on top of their game when it comes to textures and how they are used with those templates. Mel Faulkwing over at Banger Island Creations knows this and it’s reflected over and over again in the items you’ll find in her store. These shoes, her Peacock Spiked Wedge Heels are just another one of those items.

colorsColor customization via a hud is also another trend that is extremely sought after these days. With Mel’s hud you can choose from these four different base shoe colors and six different sock colors. Click on the picture to see a larger version. I tried my best to catch all the awesome that is in these textures but it’s pretty impossible. You’ve just got to see it for yourself.

And, because we need to rename my blog to “What’s Shae’s azz up to today..” I give you:

f47dae1c5757576d1d04767cce67448b*That moment when you’re camming around yourself and stop… because.. welp… azz…*

On Shae:

Hair: Truth Hair – Rowan – Black & Whites *New*

Top: Moose Clothing – Mary Top N Bra – Blue

Hot Pants: Forever Young – Sassy Pants – Red (The Azz Show Currently closed for a new round!)

*Shoes: Banger Island Creations – The Peacock Spiked Wedge Heels *New*

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Mesh Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Mesh Legs and Bootay: Luck Inc – Cute Azz

Pose: Del May

Furniture:

*The Loft Group Gift – January *New*

Taylor Side Chair Bone, Painted Tail Birds, Taylor Side Table Dark Walnut, Don’t Matter Frame, Alderan Lamp and Taylor Mirrors

Second Life Helpful Tools Meme

Hooorrraaaay! I am gonna do a Berry Meme!  The meme this week is for everyone to screenshot the huds that make their every day Second Lives better. So.. Here is mine!

hudscreenshotOn the left I have what I have seen a lot of today, the Anypose hud. I only use it for my eyes and use it constantly. I am extremely vain and hate my eyes blinking so as soon as I land somewhere I normally hit the center view one to fix my eyes. I also have a weird fear in Second Life ever since I became Miss Brazil in Miss Virtual World.. You NEVER know when people are gonna take pictures of you. I had one too many images snapped of me with my eyes all wonky. I say, nay nay.

In the center, I dont know if it’s considered a hud but I panic without the camera controls out.

On the right up top is my Henmations dance hud. Anyone who knows me knows that I am dancing most of the time in Second Life. Working, styling, decorating, feeding my fish.. it doesnt matter. I dance A LOT and it’s always there.

Below my dance hud is my Pose Anywhere hud by Essential Soul. Steven Dean gifted me this years ago and I love it. Its easy to load.. just drop the new poses in and bam. No notecards to fuss with, no mess and easy clean up! When I am doing group shots I wear multiples of this hud to pose everyone.

Below that, again I don’t know if it should be mentioned but it’s obvious that I am a Phoenix user. That little button all the way over on the bottom right hand side saves me SO much time. You can also customize it, as with most things in Phoenix to have your favorite or most changed preferences there with one click. In instances when I have to switch to the Official Viewer this is the feature I miss the most.

And then below that is my AO. I have no idea where it’s from. Editing it and going to the LM the creator has in their profile does NOT take me to the store I remember seeing when I was testing out AOs. I have never, ever been able to remember how to get to this dang store. Downfalls of divorce and being a creature of habit. You’re constantly reminded that your exhusband was your memory data bank!

Anywho, those be my huds! Suppose I should say what I’m wearing huh? ALL THE NEW THINGS! Joking.. here..

On Shae:

Hair: Truth – Esperanza – Black & Whites *New*

Unicorn Horn: PANIK – Magic Unicorn – Show *New* (Project Limited)

*Shirt – Legal Insanity – Missy T-Shirt – BA-ZN-GA – Petroil *New*

*Pants – Legal Insanity – Debby Cargo Pants – Beige *New*

Skin: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Pose: From that AO place that I can’t remember the name of. Sorry Japanese folk! I love you! Really!

 

I Believe

I have been pretty bogged down this week with work so I haven’t had a lot of time to go out shopping but there are two items I do want to tell you about! The first is this new hair from Miamai called Ojaa. You can’t really see from the pictures because I suck but it’s a cute little pony tail. I am loving it and Monica Outlander threw a special version of it out to the Miamai group members today so if you missed it or aren’t a member of the group you’re gonna want to do what you gotta do to grab it!

I BelieveThe second item I’d like to tell you about is from a new to me shop called Plastik. It’s probably been around for quite some time I just didn’t know about it until they followed me on Flickr. I have had to make a habit of going to folks Flickr streams to preview before returning follows here lately. Some of you make surfing Flickr totally unsafe for work you know! Anywho, popped over and saw ALL THE CRAZY things! I really enjoy stores like this one that have little things that you won’t be likely to find otherwise. The horns, choker and earrings are all part of a huge package that was offered for 50L during yesterday’s Fifty Linden Friday round. There is a TON of stuff in this box. I tried to put on all the things but welp.. it wasn’t pretty. I’m really glad they added me on Flickr and I look forward to being able to pop over to the store to grab something off their shelves when I am feeling a bit outside the box.

I Believe2Can we talk about my azz? I haven’t been able to take it off since I got it Monday. By the way, I always wake up with the intent to do Berry’s Monday Memes and promise myself I will when I get home from work but something always comes up! This week it was completely derailed by my insane desire to acquire and play with the Cute Azz. Anywho, a few things that require mentioning or warning as the case may be about this azz:

One: If you stare at it too long it’ll make you want to stand up and do squats. True story! So if you’re one of those that decided you were finally gonna do the squat challenge as your new years resolution you are gonna need this azz. Loads of motivation, right there in your face all the time cause.. welp… it’s your azz!

Two: There aren’t enough appliers out there. I know I haven’t had time to look very hard but I have spent a few hours on the marketplace. Listen here people: I am a momma! I cannot be trotting around in my drawers all the time. At the very least I’m gonna need people to get on the ball with some more appliers that have.. erm.. more coverage? Again, I’m new to the whole mesh booty scene so if there’s someone out there who has knowledge of where to get appliers that will cover the whole thing and not just thongs I’d appreciate you dropping me a message here, email a sister.. IM her! Something!

Three: Your boots? Nay Nay. I truly wanted to wear some thigh high boots with this styling but nothing I tried worked. So… yeah.

Four: What is THIS about? (See below)

I Believe3That’s a raw snapshot, do you see the color change? It only happens at certain angles and I’m not quite certain why. At the angle used for the first picture it’s not visible. I’ve also noticed that as I move my camera around my avatar the appliers on the azz flicker a whole lot. And when I say flicker I mean just funky patches, not the entire thing. It’s really strange. I’ve no idea why, for photography it’s no big deal but for every day use it might be a problem. If there is something I need to change I’d really like to know about it!

Five: I can’t get my feet to match up exactly. I did figure out the gap issue between the legs and the feet though. My graphics are usually on Ultra for photos and once I bumped it down one tick it went away. No idea why! I’m not smart enough to figure it out but it went away and that’s all that matters. However.. there is a slight issue between my legs and my Slink feet. I’ve tried all the different sizes and it’s still there. For me the size xxsmall gets me the closest but it’s still not a perfect fit. Help? *makes a frowny face* It isn’t very noticeable but I know it’s there and because I know it’s there it effects the sexy that is projected from my aura! Waaaah!

Six: NO MORE KNOBBY KNEES!!!! I know I said it on my last post but seriously.. SO happy about not having to photoshop knobby knees anymore. Check out the raw snap below! Wooohoo! It’s not perfect but it’s a heck of a lot better than it was before!

I Believe4Seven: (Side note: I wanted to stop on six because … SIXPence but I have to tell you) You’re gonna get addicted to this thing quickly. Also, you get used to it quickly too. I’ve been wearing it all week and took it off for the first time today. I was INSTANTLY mortified. I couldn’t wait to get my Cute Azz (loving called the Phlat Azz by me!) back on. It’s amazing the difference it makes. Totally worth the lindens in my opinion.

On Shae:

Lingerie w/ Applier: *MUKA* – Blossom Back

*Hair: Miamai – Ojaa – Black1 *New*

Horns & Jewelry: :[Plastik]: – Krysis Set – Eastern Sunrise Limited Edition *New* (Fifty Linden Fridays)

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Eyelashes: Mon Cheri – Falsies

Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes – Clarity

Mesh Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Mesh Bootay: Luck Inc – Cute Azz

Poses: Del May

Have you met my azz?

Hello… have you met my new azz?

CuteAzzThese are just raw shots of the new “Cute Azz” that made it’s debut today at Luck Inc. The only thing I’ve done to these images is resized them. I figured it would be best for everyone to see everything properly that way without question!

CuteAzz1I’ve waited to see if CK Winx would come out with a smaller size version of the Phat Azz and I am so glad it’s finally here! I tried so hard to make the Phat Azz slide down to a proportion that looked good with my normal shape. Failed miserably each time. I loathe photoshopping my bum and hips.. but even more exciting for me is that now I won’t have to photoshop out knobby knees!

CuteAzz2This version is meant for zero body fat and belly fat. So a lot of the problems people were having or complaining about with the Phat Azz isn’t an issue with this one. Best of all, because it’s a Luck Inc product all of the Phat Azz appliers work for this version as well, like this lingerie set from Blacklace.

CuteAzz3 I am still working on my shorter shape trying to get the legs to a thickness that I’d like. This is my modeling shape which is extremely tall and thin. I will fully admit that I am not all that good with shapes but hopefully I’ll be able to figure it out. I am also having an issue with a gap between the legs of the Cute Azz and my Slink Feet. I’m not sure how to fix this or even if I can. If any of you veteran Phat Azz users had this issue and fixed it I would certainly appreciate a little help! But.. For now though.. I’m just gonna sit here and stare at my new azz..

On Shae:

Mesh Bootay: *L.inc* Cute Azz *New!*

Lingerie:  Blacklace – Diacentra – Coal Lace Clincher Set

Hair: Exile – Party Girl – Blacks

Skin & Appliers: Belleza – Shyla – Mocha

Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands – Casual

Silk Wraps: Dutchie (Given as a prop from many furniture pieces)

Poses: Del May