Sometimes we do plan vigorously! We think about appearances and we plan where to go.
Other days Whims hasn’t even got out of her dressing-gown! But that doesn’t matter, in SL we all look stunning anyway! These few shots came up after a bloke had tried to take Whims’ picture but gave up. And I was amazed how easy it was to fix a problem I’d had with my viewer for AGES! I simply took my maitreya HUD off and *voila* I saw the whole world in clear focus! So I made the pictures for the blog, and Whims put her wonderful picture of me in a boat here.
The sim is called Duet and is a wonderful sim full of nice little spots made for photography. Here is a taxi. To all of you that recognises this concept of a place dedicated to photography we can confirm that yes, it is the former owner of Fotoscope, Korgi Lerwick, that is the co-owner of this place together with his SL partner Jules Phelan. Well worth a visit we thought!!
“We should dooooo something!” Whims called out to me the other day as we lay lazily cuddling after a nice meal in the shadow of a tree in our new garden. “I feel like moving!” She jumped up and started rummaging around in her vast inventory. Cushions, sports equipment and clothing swirling around all over our newly cleaned place. My brain got into “alarm alert mode” in an instant as I knew what a bad omen the sight of Whims throwing stuff around could be.
“Oh, Whims, pleeeease” I groaned. “My belly is full and I can’t move even if I got paid doing it!”
Too late… Here she was, standing in front of me with a pair of rackets in her hands. Her head tilted in her most convincing spaniel pose and her glittering eyes begging me to follow. Who was I to resist? Would it help to give her a lecture about how it would be beneath my hippie soul to engage in a game clearly associated with upper class, good behavior and a set of rules the length of a Woodstock playlist??? Probably not. And my food coma had never been a problem for her to pursue me in all kinds of acrobatic activities before… 😉 So my last hope was to try to convince her in the language I knew she knew:
“Whims, I have nothing to wear that will be suitable in a tennis court!”
She looked baffled, but only for a second, and I knew my case was lost:
“Oh please honey, you only need a pair of shorts and a top!”
So here we are! In our best shorts and tops!
“Whenever you’re ready darling … “
Top and shorts from YELIZ
Hair from No.match
Boots from Maitreya
Top: Sleeveless Shirt Lace White from Baiastice
Shorts: High Waist Shorts / Kelly white from Mimikri
Sneakers: Maitreya Low Sneakers – 013 (size 37) from Maitreya
Tennis Rackets from Craufo
After Fiona and I explored Invictus, we looked around at the other LEA sims in the surrounding area. One that was interesting was (we forget its name, so lets agree to call it the last unicorn”) which is a Sim that offers a HUD tied in with an experience, so that it tells you the story in chat as you walk around. It also lets you ‘collect’ stuff in the HUD.
Admission up front (seems to be the season for admissions) – we really sucked at managing the HUDs, but we had fun there anyway.
The sim has lots of areas to explore, and features beasts such as Minotaur, Unicorn and (my favourite) Puss in boots. Here are a couple of pics we took on our way.
The Unicorn appears and disappears as you walk around, which is a cute thing.
Puss is in an interior room – there are some beautiful details in this sim.
Now, here is a thing, Fiona suggested we should let you know who made this amazing sim, so (as we had forgotten to look before) we ran back to see.
And it turned out to be someone I have known previously in second life – many moons ago – and its so cool to see what old friends do when you take your eye off them!
The artists Name is the awesomely creative Subversive Vavoom (SubV!).
Whims & Fiona
We’ve been baaaad…. RL has caught us and we’ve been busy with “other stuff”. Whims has done her lovely art as usual! (Check it out here). And me I’ve been, Ive been erhm… *scratches head*, oh never mind. We’re back! And that’s what is important!
A nice way to do exploring is “You first and then me”. So we did that and Whims started out by showing me one of the sims she’s been doing some cool pics in and I was astounded by the fantastic creativity and interpretation of a poem that we truly enjoyed! The sim is called “Invictus” and for all of you, more literary schooled than us, it’s a familiar title of a poem by William Earnest Henley. (Oh I can without shame blame my scandinavian upbringing, I had enough work keeping up with OUR classics, but Whims… What can she say poor girl…)
The sim is a castle with lots of interesting nooks and crannies to explore. It’s also fun to go for a row. I let Whims do all the hard work with the oars (nice animations that actually follows how you move with the arrow keys quite well) while I was enjoying the nice view of her cute butt from behind, listening to her steady “oh hey, and ho” while getting her smooth muscles to work. We also decided it’s the perfect place for a Halloween party! (I hope the creator will not get completely invaded on halloween now for us saying this…)
I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves now. Oh, yes! Storm von Hell (storm.septimus) is the wonderful talent that put all this together for us all to enjoy and the sim is easy to find as LEA25 in a search. (Click the pictures to get them bigger (or get a new pair of specs…))
Overview of the sim.
Whims rowing as if her life depended on it….
Fi admiring Whims dancing and planning Halloween party!
Kneel to the Exploring Queen and Princess!
Thank you Storm von Hell for putting this beautiful place together and letting us have so much fun:)