My Mesh Crisis

I want easy Alpha!!!  

I want to be able to change my shirt and not have my boobs poking out for 5 minutes while I hide around a corner somewhere fiddling with the alpha HUD on my mesh body!

I have asked – honestly, I asked over at Physique – I posted it in a flicker item and waved it about the place, I mentioned it in letters and as blog comments…  I really thought everyone would just say,  yeah yeah, thats a no brainer, we’ll do it soon!

Its been months now! As Winter has progressed through the Northern Hemisphere, SL Hospitals and crisis centres have been overflowing with cases of frost-bite around the nipples!

“What is this, some new fetish?”

I overheard one Dr saying. No!  Its the freaking mesh bodies making us all stand around knee deep in snow while trying to set the alpha settings one bit at a time, teeth chattering, mouse shaking  ….

Enough is enough! I have given myself a crash course in scripting and building, and have come up with what I believe is a very good solution. But I’m blonde, and small, and after all, whimsical, so I can’t put it here!

So I wrote it down and put it in a document Meshing About – A Mesh Alpha Memory Object and you will find that it describes in stunning detail (takes a small, whimsical bow) a solution for loading and saving mesh body alphas that allows us to use them in a very similar way to using the alpha layers supplied for mesh garments on classic avatars.

Please, mesh body makers, read this,  improve on it, make it yours, but whatever you do, please give it to us so we can all have a much better, warmer Second Life!

Yours in desperation, Whims

(who is recovering slowly but still has chattering teeth)



”You should totally write a blog!” I said to Whims one day when she was prancing before me in one of her more splendid outfits, going on about some meshy talk she had with some of SL:s more famous creators. She blushed as she has the habit to do when things excites her and I knew I had her! But since I am not only a loving, caring friend but also not very keen on standing in the background, I told her I would join her in her scribbling efforts. And that’s usually how it works with us… We share ideas and when we do, they usually turn out to be even wilder ideas about projects we should ”totally do” and after some booze and cuddling we can get half a project started if we are lucky…


(The picture taken at my wonderful friend CK:s sim at an egg hunt last easter.)

So here we are and I won’t believe my eyes until we get it all running. I hope it will be a bumpy ride and that you, dear readers, will take an active part in it. Since I’ve done a bit of blogging before at Commune Utopia, I know that the most wonderful gift you can get as a blogger is COMMENTS! So let’s start talking peeps!

Since Whims has been commenting on me being horribly serious, I will start by showing you this hilarious video from the wild and crazy Ylvis brothers from Norway. It’s all subtitled in english and plays with language in the most intelligent and hilarious way. Please enjoy!

Lots of looove/Fiona