Monday, March 26, 2007

Weekend Report: social scene

Friday night was a "goth" themed dance in Steelhead, DJ'd by noneother than our own Beau Brummel, Edward Pearse (in background manning the fabulous two-platter Victrola). I threw together a goth-type outfit made from various parts, and topped it with a corset worn as outerwear: pretty daring, I thought!

If this wasn't scandalous enough, the following night was "20s Gangster night". I cast about in my inventory and came up with something a flapper might wear, then had to run over to the GNUbie store for some short hair. I think the overall effect was a success. Just for the record, I would never show this much leg in RL...

Earlier in the day (Saturday) there was a lively bathing party in Caledon on Sea, hosted by Miss. V. Tombola and Miss. H Callisto. I used my newly acquired skills to throw together a bathing dress, augmented by a skirt and sandals from V. Tombola (see photo below). Many bathing beauties were present (see photo above), and although I was only able to attend for a few minutes, it looked like a successful party.

Update 10-17-07: I was wandering through the Guvnah's Mansion the other week, and noticed the above image on the east wall. I'm very flattered my imitation gelatin or salt print (or whatever I was going for) of the bathing party has been so honored!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

New Equippage

Our friend Locatya Elytis decided she just had to have some rolling stock, and picked up one of these smart broughams or landaus or whatever this is. It seats six, at any rate, and came with a sturdy pair of matched grey percherons. She caught me in the middle of an impromptu tea party, so I just brought my cuppa along. This rig has such a smooth suspension that I didn't spill a drop, despite the rather lumpy trail conditions in Tanglewood. Must speak to Mr. Shang about his "paving with boulders" scheme: it makes for some difficult driving.

We repaired to Mayfair, where the roads are more conducive to driving in a straight line (if a bit narrow).

When I looked at these images, I decided to do a bit of Photoshopping and add driving lines, as it looked strange without them. Also, for our latest 1st Life equestrian adventure, you can visit my other blog here.

At the aforementioned "tea party", which occured in a lovely garden in Babbage, I encountered a young lady who reminded me of somebody I once knew in a place far away in the future:

She even has the same name as my erstwhile acquaintance, Kaylee Frye (a.k.a. Kaywinnet Lee Frye)! Yes, my favorite spaceship mechanic is alive and well and plying the spaceways of Second Life! I must get her over to the wonderful Firefly in Rua for a photo shoot one of these days...

Friday, March 2, 2007

Today's Ramblings: the mines

Today I started my exploration of the Calverite Mines (closed) in Central Caledon. Here we are examining an enormous geode! There must be an entrance to the mine somewhere, but I didn't have time to find it, as 1st life is closing in on me today. Perhaps next week...