The Spark of Friendship

I’ve known a lot of people in my lifetime but I’d have to say that my best friend in the entire world is Mhyja Questi.  Second Life, while being a really fun experience, wouldn’t be even half as fun if it weren’t for Mhyja being by my side.

When you find someone whom you can share anything with, it’s an amazing feeling.  No matter what, Mhyja has always been by my side and I’ll always be loyal to her.  Together we’ve explored real life and Second Life, gotten into a bit of trouble here and there, and we’ve built a bond that won’t easily be broken.

Mhyja is an amazing person, friend, and artist.  If you like fantasy accessories, fantastic jewelry, and super-creative fashion, visit her store in Second Life.  You can find BunnyStar in world or on the marketplace ^^

 

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Petite Avatars in Action

I’m pretty much in love with my petite avatar by Fallen Gods Inc.  I received a couple of questions about how it moves so I put together this little video to demonstrate.  I’m still learning how to use Camtasia Studio so the video is a bit shaky at times, but I hope it is useful in showing you the similarities between my Petite avatar and Cora’s full-sized avatar beside me.

 

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Believing in Magic

For the past twelve or so hours I have been going crazy over these adorable, mesh, petite avatars by Fallen Gods Inc (see images below).  They are absolutely fantastic and everything I would want in a mini avatar that is realistically proportioned and well textured!  I loved them so much, in fact, that two of my best friends and I got together to tell the tale of a wandering girl who finds two very unexpected prisoners while out in the forest ^^

…But I’ll let the pictures tell you the story.  I’ll use my words to tell you about the avatars themselves!  First off, they’re quite tiny as you can see in the images.  Cora used her full size avatar so we could have a size comparison that was visually interesting.  Cora is about average in height for an SL female.  When Mhyja and I first picked up our avatars (thanks for the gift, Mhyj!) we weren’t sure if many things in our inventory would fit.  At $L1,500 per avatar set some people may get a little nervous.  After all, we want an avatar that we can customize.  Well, I have GREAT news!  You can indeed use many of the items in your inventory just so long as they can be modified and sized down.

If you’re obsessed with hair (Mhyja and I both are) you’ll probably want something custom on your little characters.  Mhyja and I both found different brands that seem to be working for us.  I used a beautiful style from booN that I tinted to two different colors (buy platinum and then go color crazy) and Mhyja decided upon a sexy style by Exile.  If you’re not in the mood to resize anything, Wasabi Pills did team up with Fallen Gods Inc to make an adorable mesh mini style that fits your petite right out of the box. It’s priced very reasonably.  Mhyja and I both picked it up and it is indeed very cute.

If you get one of these little avatars, start looking for prim attachments in your inventory.  I used this sexy flower bikini by Severed Garden.  The avatars come with both PG and anatomically correct bodies so you can just use the PG version, like I did, if you want to hide your naughty bits.  Speaking of which, the black bodysuit Mhyja is wearing is by Fallen Gods Inc and comes with the Petite Dracos set.  On my computer, the bodysuit vanished when I had my graphics on ultra with shadows.  It may just be me but I’m giving you a heads up in case you run into it too.  If you do, just take two identical images of your avatar, one with shadows on and one off.  Layer the images in Photoshop and then you can just use a layer mask or simple selection and cut to remedy the issue.  There may be a way to fix it in the viewer too but I’m not sure (Phoenix Firestorm).  If you know a way, please leave me a comment.  I love to hear tips ^^

A note on wings: both Mhyja and I aren’t using the wings that came with our avatars.  The wings that are included in the petites packs are beautiful but Mhyja wanted to use her custom demon attire that she’s been building for BunnyStar and I’ve been dying to use these JOMO wings ever since I bought them a couple months ago.  It’s amazing how much you can customize these little ladies!    We even added prim eyes and eyelashes!

If you’re thinking about purchasing a set, I recommend it for sure!  I already own both the Crystals pack and the Elves pack.  They’re a great addition to any SL avatar lover’s collection and a creative challenge for any fashionista.  Go out there and live big in a tiny package! ^^

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Smiling ’til the End

Welcome to 2012 everyone!  We’ve finally made it to the year that harbors doom for all mankind!  No, wait…weren’t we supposed to meet our doom in 2000?  I vividly remember being told that chaos would follow us into the new millennium and that all hope was lost.  Huh.  And wasn’t there a doomsday last year as well?  Well, I guess these things happen every once in a while, and I guess I don’t really buy into it too much either.  I’m not saying that this next December won’t be our last (there’s really no way for me to be certain) but I am saying that I’m not too worried about it either.

So to celebrate 2012, and all of the stories I’ve heard about the catastrophes that very well may await us, my best friend Mhyja and I looked beyond this quiet night and into the New Years of Tomorrow.  2013 is one year away and we’re setting aside a bottle of champagne just in case we make it through the wreckage!

Wouldn’t it be great to be fabulous even in Armageddon?  I doubt prancing around in long, flowing gowns and frilly cocktail dresses would be wise, but it’s still a fun scenario to imagine.

I suppose, in the reality of things, no one would be smiling and having such a merry time if the world were turning to ashes all around them.  However, if the end of the world really is standing at the end of this year with a firm clutch of roses and one final kiss, we might as well enjoy what we have now and cherish those people around us who truly make us smile.  I know my best friend Mhyja always makes me smile.  I really don’t know what I’d do without her, but I do know that if the end of it all really does arrive, I’ll be happy just knowing that I cared for her and she cared for me.

Happy New Year my friends!  This is another chance for you to live up to your potential and to recognize the beauty that surrounds you.  Even if the world seems grim and all seems to be lost to the fire, you can still hold something beautiful inside your heart.  Your spirit can be like that perfect, pretty dress amongst the rubble.  Smile big and live like tomorrow is the end! ^^

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