Monday, 28 July 2008

SL Plurkers RL Meet-up

On Saturday night, Tenebrous and I ventured into big bad (and WAY too hot) London to meet up with some of our closest (both geographically and in a friendliness sense!) SL and Plurk friends.

We met up with Vint in Leicester Square, where she was being chatted up by two rather inebriated guys celebrating a stag night. When the stag decided to drop his jeans and show off his rather sparse women's underpants and garter, we decided it was enough time to get out of there and Tenebrous's timely pretend phone call and "oh, we have to go!" was a life-saver!

We were joined a little while later by Willow, Johan and Oliver, who had been to see The Dark Knight (and they all recommend it!) earlier in the day.

We headed round to Hamburger Union (which believe it or not, sells hamburgers) where we were joined a little while later by Osiris and Danni.

We tucked into some HUGE hamburgers and fries while everyone got to know each other a bit better and trying to get Tux the Penguin drunk and high. Poor thing didn't know what hit him, but he certainly took a shine to Vint!

Poor Johan was wedged in between a pillar and the table and was the victim of a rather unfortunate (yet extremely funny at the time) incident involving replacing his chair with a baby's high chair.... and the addition of an extra burger...

Tenebrous decided this was a good time to start handing out his bacon salt sample pots... I think his plan is to get everyone hooked on it (including Tux!) and then start charging... I have already heard that Osiris has become fond of cheese on toast topped with bacon salt! And so it begins...

After the food was devoured, we headed round the corner to a pub (no idea what it was called.. I was too busy randomly chasing after a bin lorry....) where Johan did NOT get asked for ID despite the fact that Tenebrous (who is 13 years older than him) did! Scandalous! I was happy to show off my drivers license pic since it's actually quite flattering :D

The conversation and the drinks flowed and Tux set about impressing Vint, although she quite rightly commented afterwards on his lack of drink-buying. Take a hint penguin dude! Buy a girl a drink!

I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised buy how comfortable I felt around so many people I have never met. Within minutes of meeting people I felt totally at ease and probably talked WAY too much about absolutely nothing at all. Everyone was so nice!

Unfortunately, I doubt I'm going to be able to attend the next meet-up due to conflicting dates, but I'll definitely try to make the one after that!

Click here to see Tene's photos, Vint's photos and Osiris's photos.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Doctors and Nurses Party

Last night I attended a Doctors and Nurses party with Tenebrous. Originally it was supposed to be held at Rouge, in order to keep it alive in the absence of it's inspirational owner, Codebastard Redgrave. However some unforeseen issues led to a last minute change in venue, but true to form, my plurking friends turned up en masse to Nexeus Fatales' club "the high" in Skiddaw.

"the high"

The theme was Doctors and Nurses and as expected, there were some stunningly sexy nurses on call. Of course, my Tenebrous was the only Doctor I was examining (and may I say phoar!). The DJs for the evening, Nexeus himself and Amanda Shinji did a grand job of keeping us dancing and our charming host, Queen Coronet was on top form.

DJ Nexes Fatale

Host Queen Coronet

The first casualty of the evening was Kitty Lalonde, who at one point lay down for a quick nap and sunk halfway into the floor. However, the vast array of medical expertise on hand proved adequate to deal with her discomfort.

Kitty's Medical Emergency

Janica Schonbrun

Me and Dr Pau

Kitty Lalonde and Tiernan Serpentine

You can view the rest of my photos here.

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

RL Adventures!

Tenebrous and I took a well earned break in the New Forest for a few days to celebrate one year to the date we met IRL. We stayed in a lovely little village called Burley, in the heart of the National Park. The hotel wasn't quite as good as I'd hoped it would be (raw chicken for dinner is NOT what I call enticing!) but the staff were all nice and it turned out ok in the end.

We visited the New Forest Otter, Owl and Wildlife Sanctuary and Beaulieu Estate (which hosts the National Motor Museum) and also managed to fit in a trip to the cinema in Southampton to see Hancock (well, Tene saw Hancock, I saw most of it but also fitted in a much-needed nap).

The village itself is host to some very interesting shops, including A Coven of Witches and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, all of which pay tribute to the village's history of dragons, smugglers and witch-craft.

You can see the rest of my photos here.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Loco Pocos

Last night was the Grand Opening of Loco Poco Island and the launch of a simply amazing range of avatars called Loco Pocos. Loco Pocos are "an entirely new level of avatar customisation to Second Life™" and they are so cute you just wanna pick em all up and hug em!

There are currently 10 avatars to choose from (5 male and 5 female) and heaps of accessories, including T-shirts, skirts, hair, shoes and hats. With the avatar comes a HUD, with gestures and expressions that are extremely well suited to the avatars.

For the Grand Opening, Washu Zebrastripe and Damien Fate laid out a scavenger hunt around the island. Each participant received a HUD with 5 pictures on it and was tasked with searching for the matching item on the island. I started off thinking "wow, this is gonna be easy" but after 40 minutes of searching and finding only 1 of my items.. I quickly changed my strategy!

As a result, I don't have too many pictures of the island itself, I was too busy looking for an anchor! So you should definitely go there and see it for yourself!

A HUGE congratulations is due to Washu and Damien for the sheer dedication and effort that they have put into this range and I'm sure they will be tremendously successful!

You can see the rest of my photos here!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

The Almost-But-Not-Quite-Latest 5 Word Story

By now I'm sure I don't have to say anything other than here's the original plurk, here are the contributors:

Tenebrous, rotemu, Bugburd, Dannilion, supacrip, TimothyL,
MadameMaracas, ZipporaZ, Teeg, Eladrienne, CoyotePace,
Skinkie, and me!

and here's the final story:

"Finally", she exclaimed, as she
opened her eyes to see
a big can of worms
which had been opened by
a mysterious yet cute cat.

The evil Earl of Scarborough
had just bought himself a
bicycle that had purple and
green little wormies on sand.

These were not his favourite
flavour but he ate them
between two slices of thick
yellow custard clumping messily around
his big fat sausage fingers.

It was unusual to have
such a view right when
the sun was rising over
the pink and purple clouds
of noxious gasses emanating from
Tenebrous' wild and spiky hair.

"Oh my god!", shouted the
old lady as she saw
a green elephant robed in
tartan trousers and a shaggy
yet rather smooth coat of
black satin and lace strings,
which was odd because usually
he was wearing green striped
mud-caked, cloak & pantaloons
of silk. Today was special because
it was the fourth of
February. Meanwhile, the evil Earl
of Scarborough was laying in
wait for the hero, who
was supposed to ride down
on his grand white steed
and save the day, but
unfortunately fate had other plans
in the form of a
huge green penguin who
landed right in front of
the building and then said
"Can you take my wrapper,
I am kind of wet
and scared of the polar
fleece inside it freezing me."

The end was nigh, and
Tenebrous' karma was over 50,
much to the chagrin of
his insidious Plurkian rivals, who
offered up a prayer to
the Queen of Bongo Bongo
who loved to dance with
the King of Bongo Bongo.

Monday, 7 July 2008

Tenebrous' 1 Word Story

Following on from his previous 5 Word stories and the one with all the characters, Tenebrous started a 1 word story.

Here's the final story:

Once a pon a fridge, there lived a huge Tenebrous-shaped leathery guitar.

This homo pathic pathology of my hub-like router delightfully tasted like roasted chicken, which clicked like three instrument mice on speed.

Suddenly a small guinea pig jumped over the couch onto TimothyLs hair, skidding loudly down his locks which uncurled ravishingly, until suddenly the ferret (who had a bouncy banana yet it wasn’t the strikingly horrid sound), jumped out of rotemu’s bag of gummy bears and nomnomnomnomnom'd them until they screamed!

Meanwhile, in another dimension torn from ours, filled with blue alien babies called Mr Blobby Jr and his bike called Frank “Sparkley” Sparkles and then says “tragedy!!”

The KoolAid spilt granite all over the ground. Hair tumbled through sticking mud filled tubes vibrating slowly, rotating hypnotically counter-clockwise contrary to most tubes because gravity wells suck on clockwork springs, rusty from being licked by an over-amorous frog that wanted chocolate covered flies.

Later on, a mermaid called Faustus, surprisingly shy about toe matoes picked freshly in sunny Madagascar, although curious events transpired to end this story forever. Unless the happily marrieds didn’t want this end to come again.


We have Tenebrous, Katharine, tmcamp, Rammi, rotemu, Dannilion, MadameMaracas, TimothyL, CoyotePace, ZipporaZ, Washu, gabbypanacek, iAlja, Keeme, Sougent, Vint, spiderkitten, ArminasX, and tiessa to thank for this one!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Code Red; Rouge - Opening Party

I had the awesome privilege of attending the opening party of Codebastard Redgrave's new sim; Rouge. The actual sim itself was sculpted by Eshi Otawara and is a representation of Codie herself, complete with stilettos and boa. It truly is an awesome site, both from inside the Code Red lounge and from the air.

During the 15 hour (ish) long opening party, over 700 unique avatars visited the sim, entertained by 9 DJs and cooled off by leaving a huge pile of clothes all over the dance floor...

You can see the rest of my photos here and also the main flickr group here.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

My Flickr Meme Mosaic

I've seen this on a few other people's blogs so I thought I'd share mine.

What you do is type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr search and using only the first page, pick an image and go here. Then, copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into this Mosaic Maker.

1. What is your first name?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. What high school did you go to?
Coltness - Ford Fiesta ST

4. What is your favorite color?
Purple - Purple Haze

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

6. Favorite drink?
Irn Bru - Irn-Bru

7. Dream vacation?

8. Favorite dessert?

9. What you want to be when you grow up?

10. What do you love most in life?

11. One Word to describe you.

12. Your flickr name.
Dakota B - Day2-35