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Hello Avatar

By wendyriaxik – It’s a thing. Visit Hello Avatar for original post.

Hello Avatar

 

Hello Avatar. 

Don’t forget to smile today. 

Psst: It’s hairology’s first anniversary, so get down there for a mass of exclusive wigs and of course the free gifts/dollarbies.

Avatar: Please see side bar for current avatar base.
Location: Private Sim

Hair: Vanity Hair – Hairology Anniversary Gift
Eyeliner: Veechi – Wet Liner (Anybody) *
Tattoo: Speakeasy – Morbid Tattoo

 

Coralie Mini Mermaid Avatar by Snowpaws- Labyrinth event

By Morghana Savira – Fashion Dream in SL. Visit Coralie Mini Mermaid Avatar by Snowpaws- Labyrinth event for original post.

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Snowpaws by Carrie Snowpaw is partecipating in The Labyrinth Event, till October 31st, with this cute and Exclusive mini avatar called Coralie.
At the event you will find five different little sirens: Goldfish, Flounder, Mako, Red Beta and Blue Beta.

Taxi to Snowpaws Mainstore: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Diamond%20Oasis/142/37/22

Taxi to The Labyrinth Event: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nymphai/185/151/3200

Filed under: Events, Fashion Tagged: Avatar, Mesh, new release and exclusive, Snowpaws, The Labyrinth

so there is a photo contest on swapping your avatar (sllifeswap)…

By – Dahlia Madoka. Visit so there is a photo contest on swapping your avatar (sllifeswap)… for original post.

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so there is a photo contest on swapping your avatar (sllifeswap) with someone you admire or is outside your range of fashion and I might have fucked it up by just grabbing people I adore from flickr that are not even in the contest at all! But hey, i’m doing this for fun, and will continue to just throw my photos in the group to get more people involved.  I apologize if I insult or upset anyone by posting photos of other avatar’s style.  

Anyways, I love Oakley Foxtrot, her bell curves and the shadow effects on her shape that makes it sensual and erotic  I thought I could never pull off her style or even imitate her at all.  SO I grabbed things that were close enough that reflected what she loves.

hair – envogue
tattoos – bolson
collar – zenith
sphynx – pixicat gacha

Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XVIII – A Visit to a Newly Discovered Nudist Resort in Second Life

By – webspelunker – My Travels Across Second Life. Visit Sex and the Single Avatar in Second Life XVIII – A Visit to a Newly Discovered Nudist Resort in Second Life for original post.

Find me under the palms.

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Wandering about in Second Life (SL) as I’m wont to do, an acquaintance recently recommended a nudist resort to me that I hadn’t heard of before.  (Significant Other seems shocked thinking I’d seen them all.) 

Intrigued, (Significant Other asks what else is new.) I made plans to visit and to check it out.

The resort is called Isla de Amores and I visited a few times to see what it was all about.  During one of these visits, I met Charlie Miami, the owner/operator, who agreed to

an interview with me.

The following story is based on that interview and my visits. 

Charlie is an old SL hand.

He began his time inworld as a guard at Wild Coast, a naturist sim.  Charlie says that he remembers me from my earlier visits there and I vaguely remember him.  (Significant Other suggests that I was more interested in certain other residents.) He left Wild Coast to establish Miami Properties with a partner but closed down that venture when the partner had to leave SL.  Charlie says that it’s hard to be a land business inworld unless you have a niche.

Isla de Amores was Charlie’s next venture inworld.  Being a naturist in Real Life (RL) when he can, he decided to go back to his roots inworld.  The resort was first opened for Charlie’s friends and then to the public in April 2015. 

Charlie believes that nudity and sex are part of human nature.  Some lean to it more than others, he’s one of the ones who leans to it.  The goal at Isla de Amores is for people to come and enjoy his efforts there.  It is a way to give back to the community by making it available to all free of charge. 

Designing and staying on top of the latest trends in furniture inworld is a pastime for Charlie.  (Remember this is an adult sim so we’re talking sex here folks!)  He has a large inventory of animations spread all over the sim, even the starfish have them!  Some of these

animations are custom made exclusively for Charlie and can be found nowhere else inworld.  This adds to the uniqueness of Isla de Amores.  I’ve checked out several of these and the variety offered is indeed broad and original.  (No more details, we’re still not that kind of blog!  Check them out for yourselves.)

Isla de Amores does accept donations from visitors but there is only one donation barrel located at its entrance.  Charlie’s not in it for the money.  While other sims have closed for lack of funding, he has no intention of doing so. 

Interestingly, the resort is clothing optional.  Nudity is not a requirement.  Group membership is a requirement but is free.  Charlie says this helps to keep poor behavior out.  All sexual preferences are respected.  Al that is asked is that everyone be kind and respectful to one another. 

There are no planned social events because Isla de Amores is only a homestead with a limit of twenty avatars at any one time which does preclude large gatherings.  Treasure hunts have been held in the past and may occur again in the future. 

Only adult human avatars are allowed entrance.  Attached ears, tails, and wings are allowed.  Complete animal or fantasy avatars are not.  Visitors who appear in such form are politely asked to switch to human form.

Isla de Amores is comprised of a series of small islets connected by narrow walkways or accessible by wading through shallow water.  Lush, tropical foliage covers them.  Highly detailed palm trees, tropical flowers, shrubs and bushes are scattered across

the sim giving a very lifelike effect.  The grounds alone are worth a visit.  Beautiful, small beaches offering privacy and opportunities for couples to be intimate are washed by waves.  Colorful birds fly overhead.  Waterfalls and rock formations complete the natural settings.

Small huts and cabins are available for use by visitors.  Row boats are moored along the shore.  Lounge chairs, blankets, and dance balls can be found on the beaches.  (Remember what I said earlier about the unique animations!)  Ruins for exploring are also hidden in the underbrush. 

There is a teleport to take visitors to the more popular places.  (My BDSMfriends may be interested in the Red Room in particular.) 

I strongly recommend Isla de Amores to anyone who is interested in a quiet, enjoyable, tropical nudist resort in SL.  Since it’s clothing optional, as long as no one minds others being nude, the resort is well worth visiting to see how a beautiful, tropical resort can be constructed inworld. 

Isla de Amores is unique for being a very well laid out resort which is not cookie cutter produced like other sims inworld.  The use of multiple islands breaks it up allowing for

more beaches and private places.  (OK, I’ll admit it, I get lost every time I go there.  Significant Other is only surprised that I’ve admitted that.)  And, don’t forget those animations that are unique solely to Isla de Amores!

I hope that you’ll visit Isla de Amores and enjoy yourselves!

Who knows?  Maybe you’ll run into me!

Isla de Amores can be found here.

I’d like to thank Charlie Miami for meeting with me and for creating such a wonderful addition to the nudist community inworld!

I’d also like to thank my Companion who supplied all the pictures used in this story and that can also be found on this flickr page.  (She also keeps asking why I seem to only send her to nudist resorts.) 

As always, I’m grateful to all inworld for their kindness and time in stopping to talk with a stranger who was passing through their lives. 

My Twitter handle is @webspelunker.  Please feel free to follow me and I’d be happy to follow you.

I can be found on Google+ as webspelunker Ghostraven.

My flickr Photostream is located here.

On Skype I’m webspelunker Ghostraven.

            Open roads and kind fires!



SL project updates 38/2: TPVD meeting, avatar and object rendering

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit SL project updates 38/2: TPVD meeting, avatar and object rendering for original post.

The majority of the notes in this update are taken from the TPV Developer meeting held on Friday, September 23rd. The video of that meeting is embedded at the end of this update, and references to it are indicated through the use of time stamps in the paragraphs below. My thanks as always to North […]

SL project updates 38/2: TPVD meeting, avatar and object rendering

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit SL project updates 38/2: TPVD meeting, avatar and object rendering for original post.

The majority of the notes in this update are taken from the TPV Developer meeting held on Friday, September 23rd. The video of that meeting is embedded at the end of this update, and references to it are indicated through the use of time stamps in the paragraphs below. My thanks as always to North […]

Soul of Avatar in Second Life

By Inara Pey – Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World. Visit Soul of Avatar in Second Life for original post.

Desy Magic is an Italian artist and photographer who is marking the opening of her new gallery on Wednesday, September 14th with an exhibition of her own work entitled Soul of Avatar, which Desy defines as, “a reflection of our dreams and fantasies, as realised through our avatar.” Housed within a gallery space designed by […]

Jellydolls and Avatar Rendering Complexity

By – Chic at Phil’s Place. Visit Jellydolls and Avatar Rendering Complexity for original post.

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I saw my first Jellydoll this morning; he was blue. Walking quickly to set up his booth at a popular venue, his outfit was over the 120,000 complexity chosen the other day as my default cut off point.  If you are using the Linden viewer or a new version of a third party viewer these solid color avatars in rainbow hues — depending on their complexity count — will show up now and then.

I would have seen one of these colorful single hued guys before but my graphics card is hefty enough that Firestorm in its wisdom didn’t think I needed the feature — and it is most likely correct. Still, when I go to a busy venue (true that is rare) I usually end up derendering folks so that I don’t see all the odd mesh body parts floating in the air as they load.

You may have noticed “complexity numbers” of late below lead photos in this blog. My plan is to add those numbers daily — not to point out super low cost stylings, but just to keep us all aware.

I did some tests both in Second Life and on two Opensim grids. My SL avatar did MUCH better than the Opensim ones — mostly it seems because of sculpts which I never EVER liked much.  So, the idea of mesh bodies and heads being a huge contributor to viewer lag appears to be incorrect.

It is both fun and instructive to keep that avatar number (Avatar – Avatar Health – Show Avatar Complexity Information) up on the screen while you are getting a new outfit together. I have one pretty but very old pair of earrings that are now in the trash (sculpts).

To learn more about Avatar Complexity using Firestorm, venture over to the FS wiki pages.

It is very obvious that you can look really good and still be seen by almost everyone. A plus for sure.

Outfit info in yesterday’s post.