Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What Am I Raven About?

So after last week's Evil Clown and Vampire Housewife challenge, Gidge Uriza and I decided to make it an ongoing event. This week she took on Dolly in the most graceful way possible. And I had Scarecrow thrown at me.

I could wile away the hours
Conferrin' with the flowers
Consultin' with the rain
And my head I'd be scratchin'
While my thoughts were busy hatchin'
If I only had a brain

Scarecrow! 2

I'd unravel any riddle
For any individ'le
In trouble or in pain

With the thoughts you'd be thinkin'
You could be another Lincoln
If you only had a brain

Scarecrow! 1

Oh, I would tell you why
The ocean's near the shore
I could think of things I never thunk before
And then I'd sit and think some more

Scarecrow! 3

I would not be just a nuffin'
My head all full of stuffin'
My heart all full of pain
I would dance and be merry
Life would be a ding-a-derry
If I only had a brain

Lyrics by EH Harlberg


Skin - Belleza Miguel Sunkissed 3
Hat - Jenne Dibou, created for the Magic of Oz opening where this was shot.
Tattoo - CrowJane by ~SilentSparrow~
Crow Buddies - Ravens by Wynx Whiplash, off Xstreet SL
Overalls - Cruize by Chicky Designs
Hay Straw - Heehaw by Somethin' In Your Mouth
Boots - Army Boots Black by (Mad World)


Monday, June 15, 2009


Every child loves a clown. And this clown loves children.

Clown 3

Go on, take the balloon. They float...

Clown 2

Laugh louder. So no one can tell it's a scream.

Clown 4

Trust me. This will be the ride of your life.



Blame Gidge. Her challenge to me was to blog "Vampire Clown." This is my response to her after she took my "Vampire Style" suggestion and ran with it brilliantly in her post, turning herself into an Undead June Cleaver. My take on things was a little darker. And I dedicate this post to the bastard who gave me Stephen King's IT on my tenth birthday.

Shot at the only place this really could be shot, Rezzable's Carnival of Doom.

Skin - Joker Cut in Ultralight by Nomine
Hat - Willow Garden, old group gift from Silent Sparrow
Ruff - Big Top Ruff, Carnival of Doom
Jacket - Parade Jacket, Gritty Kitty
Pants - Twisted Circus, SN@TCH
Shoes - Death Clown Shoes by Riggormortis String, bought from Xstreet.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Alpha and The Omega

Upon finding Alpha Tribe I was immediately seized with a sense of outrage.

WHY was I never informed about this store???

Alpha Blackbird
Fly Blackbird Fly skin.

Upon reaching the complete outfits on the second floor I realised to my shame that Grady had blogged them on Strange Pixels a few weeks ago, and it was my own stupid fault for taking so long to check it out.

Alpha Panther
Panther Skin

These skins are Eloh mods, yes. But I have never seen anything quite so breathtaking in their artistry, the glosss and sheen of them and just the absolute madness of imagination it would take to decide to spread these designs all over an avatar body.

Alpha Flamingo
Flamingo Skin

All these came in a pack that includes both a male and female skin as well as some items of clothing, and boots in the Blackbird one. There are no demos. But take it for granted, there's no way you will look like your everyday self in one of these, so suspend caution and take a leap of faith. These are just some of the designs to be found. There were also an array of complete avatar outfits, this one that I bought was named "Padded," and was a steal at just 250l. That's male and female options in the one pack, right from the skin up.

Alpha Padded

Alpha Padded 1

Alpha Tribe is a collaboration of designers that are led by Alpha Auer, one of the authors of the NPIRL blog. They proudly display the Eloh license with every skin they sell, and mention that they are a young team and would welcome any exposure they receive, as their sales help them continue to provide the free items that I also plundered whilst buying in a slack jawed frenzy.
I'm more than pleased to do so, it's artists like this that make Second Life worth logging into.