Sunday, 28 October 2012

...but all are blue around you

...but all are blue around you (part 3)

but all are blue around you (part 2)
but all are blue around you (part 1)

i'm having long holidays from second life. although have been exposed to some stuff which enfuse me with inspiration. see you :)

Monday, 30 July 2012

Something in the static

Something in the static - Tableau Vivant, Ladies who Lunch, Emery, CheerNo, Fashion, Mens wear, Outfit, Second Life
Picture by Atlas Pastorelli on flickr.

When everything seems dead, but it's just the fear of steping outside our shell. Life is made of success, but also failures. For some people it's ok for humans to make mistakes, while others cannot tolarate it. Doing nothing is also an action and the time will pass by, liking it or not. Accepting one extra challenge might drive things beyond the comfort area. Does it really worth it? One would say to take it and never look back, even when ghosts from the past make themselves visible in the horizon? Hard to know, I guess I might answer that e-mail. LOL

So, having an itch I cannot ignore I went after things that would satisfy me in my second life, the result: shopping spree! Yay! It's been quite a time I've been wanting those trousers by Tableau Vivant, they look so modern, so my style, but after buying them, I really found a bit challenging for a good mix and match. Boots in the way I like were hard to match, only shirts weren't enough. I tried mesh jacket and the answer was NO! Then I remembered seeing them on other blogs totally alone, no top part was put on, and I instantly knew why, which just made me more intrigued and challenged - part of this thing about styling has also to do with big packs of patience, a good (mind's) eye and sometimes luck, as the item you're looking for simply doesn't exist inworld. However I did it and felt satiated. The results can be checked above, the clothes bellow:

Hair - Madesigns - Dora
Jacket - Ladies who lunch - Inventor jacket
Shirt - Emery - Tank R.F.
Trousers - Tableau Vivant - Cossak trousers
Boots - CheerNo - Victorio
Pose - Morphine

***Picture taken on Nirans Viewer

Ah this is the soundtrack, I'm in love with this song:

Thursday, 26 July 2012


Shadow cries

A couple of years ago, whilst Harry Potter's effect was in a cooldown, I was just walking around a bookshop when a cover of a new release went off in my peripheral sight. It was The Magicians by Lev Grossman - or a "Harry Potter for Grownups" that made me stop and take it home with me. Impressive story that even sponsored a wet and salty face here during the ending. Lovely though.
Then it's funny how things are made up by ourselves along our choices, which for some would be the so-called-destiny. Sometimes coincidences are not enough to explain me the way the course of actions that had driven me into such situation. And there I was at with a friend from work talking about the time when the X-Men were only comics: Rogue was just a rabid evil being, Madelyne Pryor was a Jean Grey's clone (and that time this word clone had a so futuristic sound!) during Inferno crossover. This story happened long before I was a teenager, so it was for my friend, although both had experienced the amusement of that insane turmoil ravaging the lives of those uncanny mutants.

Shadow cries

No, sharing some personal point of view among the unending faces of our semiosphere  and at this level? No, it was too much! It seems that the signs, as an actor or just a patient in this hunter-and-bait-and-prey game, along the voracious wheel of semiosis simply manipulates me as if I were just a Kafkanian character. And the girl I was thinking this time has never been in the X-Men roster: the image was there, even the outfit, although it has been taking ages for me to read it, slowly degluting and perhaps following the same pace the story is delivered in The Magicians Kings (it's a sequel of the one mentioned above), I finally met the truth behind Julia, and I've been waiting for it so much. I just had to summon some signs and the whole pool of meanings would drown me in, as "...pretty soon he was going to figure out that she wasn't role-playing a sexy depressed goth chick, she had actually become a sexy depressed goth chick. / And she was enjoying it. She was dipping a toe in the pool of bad behavior and finding the temperature was just right". I finally made it, now I can rest in peace (for a while). See you!

Shadow cries

Headdress - gilded:
Make up - Lovely Mi!
Necklace - Shade Throne
Shoulders and tails - TAD / Achilles
Trousers - Miamai
Boots - Neurolab Inc.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

hunting you

Z-hunter outfit by Egoisme in Second Life

Z-hunter outfit by Egoisme in Second Life
Hunting you by Atlas Pastorelli on flickr.

Egoisme has release these two outfits called Z-Hunter. It's quite nice for zombie hunting, role playing, but also to use everywhere. There's a gun (yeah! it comes within the pack) very funcional, you can draw it or rest it on your backs - it even launchs granades! If you check the whole thing, it's a very versatile outfit, as you can use its parts mixing with any other stuff. If you just wear off-the-rack them, I find the one with net-shirt sexier, of course, so it's also good to bright on the dancefloor as well. lol

Going back to the viewers point (like I talked about here), I used both: Official Viewer Beta (I always use beta) and Nirans. Unfortunately the official one crashed many times while Nirans handled the environment beautifuly, quite slick viewer in my opinion. The pictures above were taken on Nirans, everything set as maximum/high/ultra (as the official one only crashed) I'm not earning anything by spreading their name, but it's so kewl for pictures that I'm tossing here their website once again:

Styling card? Well, besides the skin, shape and hair, the whole thing is by Egoisme as it was said above. ;)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

home & garden

home & garden

home & garden

home & garden
home & garden, a photo by Atlas Pastorelli on Flickr.
these are lazy days of mine. as i'm not good enough at props (i should be as teoretically i "know" how to create them), there's not such a paradise out there than a furniture/props shop which is things are outdoor lol.

picture taken at the beautiful shop called {what next}

they also sell via marketplace ==>

there's also this new hair by Dura, very fluid and alive! you should see it by yourself. lovely though.

hair - dura - dura-boy 37 - blonde
shirt - baiastice - open shirt ice
shorts - house of europe - dolor (the attachments are not on | beads are not included)
sandals - cheerno - lourensso brown
poses by morphine (except the bench one, which is in the prop itself)

the red racer

Ah, a studio picture? Yeap, unfortunately many sims I've been to have no shadows enabled on their props. And instead of trying to create something I admit I'm not that good at - LOL - I'd rather go back to studio and take this picture in there.

Reading this blogs comments, I've saw this one: "But how can I get this outfit?".

So, before anything else, let me help those who don't understand the meaning of a styling card - it's usually like this: on SL I noticed we tend to start from the head down to the feet, ending sometimes with the pose you're in. Then the props/items are described as  <body part> + <shop name> + <item name usually goes with the colour/id numer or whatever to identify it>. Then if I want to own such item, what should I do? Go to SL search (inworld) and put the name of the shop, in the shop you'll have to look for them, can ask the info to the manager or anyone who's working there (it might help reading the owners profile, they usually describe who's there to give you a help).

Last saturday we had a burlesque show by Models in Motion/Opium Evolution, and I had an act in there with Veracity Afterthought. I guess I never saw such a thing in world. And boy, that was nice. Unfortunaly I didn't take any picture, but pictures wouldn't be enough - perhaps a video would be a blast! The acts I like best were by Anastacia, World Undercroft and - if she reads this I change it, I swear - the venue owner whose name I don't remember right now. They had astonishing scenarios, creative dances and a very smart use of particles I've rarely seen inworld. I'm very glad I was part of it, although in my case it was just a tiny part lol.

Whatelse? Erm... besides I'm STILL playing loads of League of Legends (I'm improving in there) I received some new releases, and decided to style it. As I said, I really really tried an inworld full of shadows picture, but the result was like... erm... nevermind.

Coming back to the outfit: Egoism has release three new mesh jackets. I picked the red one for it looks perfect for a daredevil racer, it fits into cars as well as for bikes. I tried black trousers and so, but the red was screaming - not actually negative - and I was like "Why not having red bottom as well?" I remembered then of a pair of trousers the were never used (sometimes we have so many stuff in our inventories that we forget what we have, even when they're very organized, which is shamely not my case lol). A hairdo here, props there, and the whole thing was done. Many people do like red, but if to you it's too much, just put a light coloured t-shirt on and some jeans would look perfect as well.

As this blog is not only about styling cards/clothes - no it is not! :P I downloaded Nirans viewer and found it classy to take pictures with. Although it's not that easier to use for beginners, it handles shadows nicely. The teleport screen is so... smooth and different! You really should give it a go. I recommend it (the same way as it was recommended to me lol). The link follows here . Have fun ;)

And if you got what I said about styling cards, let's check:

Hair - - Uw.7R Ash hair
Eyeware - Tokugawa heavy industries - Optical Shades
Jacket - Egoism - Red biker
T-shirt - Ramp design - X-men t-shirt
Gloves - Tres Beau - Driving gloves (if I'm not wrong it's a gift)
Trousers - TheAbyss - Chaos leather pants red