Friday, October 30, 2009

Scenes from a Party


This is my costume. ZOMG I had so much fun putting it together. 

As promised, I have some pictures from the party Wednesday to share with you! It was such a blast - the music was awesome (Thank you, Alicia Chenaux!) and the crowd was great. I loved everyone's costumes. Here is a link to my pictures on Flickr: party pictures.

I thought I'd also share a few here though! ZOMG I do need to tell you one thing that happened - near the beginning of the party, two newbies showed up. They were still extremely noobish looking even though they were a few days old, which I thought was very odd. They also had very similar names -- this concerned me since two griefers with nearly identical names to each other had griefed Starting Point before.

They started asking for money and sex and talking in all caps. Jerremy and I started IMing each other furiously, wondering what we should do. We were concerned that they may be griefers, but didn't want to boot anyone just because they were new. When the girl noob hopped on a dance ball, we decided to just keep an eye on them. They seemed to calm down some -- only making an occasional sex or money request.

I decided to IM Alicia to ask her to play a song, but she turned out to be offline. I assumed she had just crashed. But then a song ended and she started to talk. She joked about the noobs and mentioned that if anyone wanted to make requests she should tell people who she was so they could IM her. Jerremy and I gave each other virtual relieved looks.

We IM'd Alicia to let her know how brilliant she and Tyson Warcliffe (the male noob) were.


This is Dr. Jerremy Darwin, Noobologist and researcher at Sickened Life Laboratory.

The "noobs"!!

Dr. Darwin carries the tools of the trade with him always.

Perhaps this handsome bag of fries mistook the splattering blood for ketchup? 
Bwah! Ha! Ha! Ha!

Doesn't he reaize that we have a strict no smoking policy? Sheesh!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Treats Not Tricks


Hi! I have 3 treats for you today!

First is a link to The Guild's Halloween Special. I heart this web series so much. /me covers Jerremy's eyes. I might have a little crush on Zabu.

The second is pointing out a truly fun new blog to you: NextStreetSL. I have had it in my blog link list for a little bit, but I wanted to make sure you don't miss its snarky commentary on unusual XStreetSL products.

The third is a reminder about our Halloween party tonight at 8 PM SLT.  I hope to see you there! IM me if you need more info!

Feel free to explore the lab even if you can't make the party. I'd even be open to letting someone use it for a party this weekend. (IM me if you would like to.) We'll leave it up at least through the weekend. Ummmm...perhaps as long as six months depending on how busy Jerremy and I get. (Yes, I am one of those people who will leave Christmas lights up through Mother's Day. That is why my typist does not decorate for holidays in RL.)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Taken for a ride...

My husband, Jerremy, and I took a break from our party preparations last night and went on The World's Greatest Halloween Ride. It was only supposed to be a 15 minute ride but there were tons of people there -  so it took at least 30 minutes. 

This cut into our kissing time and we would have probably tried to leave and come back another time -- but there were all of these dire warning about NOT STANDING UP because you would become stuck inside. I don't know if getting stuck is even possible. But we were well behaved and kept our hands and feet inside the ride at all times. (I did see one girl walking around inside  - and I assume that she is still wandering there and will never be seen or heard from again. So if you go, take her a drink and a sandwich, please.)

Jerremy was awesome and took the pictures here. This is just a teeny tiny sample of what you can see inside.


This is me gazing at my handsome husband as we pass a lovely fall scene - not knowing of the horrors we will soon witness! Also, if I had known he was going to take pics, I would have worn a different shirt.



This is us trying valiantly to hold our breathe as we made our way slooooooooooowly  through the underwater portion of the ride. We saw lots of cool things to try when we have our aquarium themed party... sometime. (This happens to us a lot. We come up with party themes and have no occasion for them. So if, say, we invite you to a Seventh Inning Stretch themed party to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, just go with it.)


This is the Jurasic Park-themed portion of the event -- except for copyright reasons we should call it the Reanimated Dinosaurs Gone Wild area. We appear very calm in this picture, despite the carnage and the very irate creature headed right for us. Jerremy is admiring the landscaping.


This is the ghost of Grandma Linden - I am just sure of it. The way she just sat there smiling to herself as we lagged past? Family trait. I appear to be distracted by something shiny. Doesn't the dizzy girl always get killed in horror films? I need to start paying more attention. 

Because at the very least, the dizzy girl, always gets taken for a ride.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jerremy on the Job



I call this picture Scenes from Party Preparation at Our House. What? It is a mature sim. And we were indoors. I was not fully dressed either but we actually managed to get a lot of actual work done. We have mutants in their cages, experiments running and corpses being processed. Work, work, work.

We are putting the final touches on the mad scientists' laboratory for our party Wednesday at 8:00 pm SLT. (Yes! There are two scientists at Sicken Life Labs!)

This is a picture of the invitation we sent out: 



I have been amusing myself by calling it our rat-vitation. The envelope contains this letter:


The letter reads: 


Dear Subject 46AG7BH

Your presence is required at the Sickened Life Laboratory at Thorne-Darwin Research, inc. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:00 PM to participate in research on avatars' reactions to various tortures... err, stimuli. DO NOT  tell anyone where you are going or how long you will be gone - for purposes of confidentiality, of course.

All of our study subjects will be compensated. Your compensation shall consist of enjoyment of a music set by Alicia Chenaux and the company of other victims...err, participants. In the event that you suffer injury during the experiments, all body parts will be returned to you or your next of kin... when we get around to it.

Please note that there is risk of severe emotional, physical and/or other harm to the subjects in our research. However, a consent form is not required since no one will hear you scream anyway.

We look forward to seeing you at the appointed time. We think you will find your stay with us excruciating...er, relaxing.

(Did we mention that you should not tell anyone where you are going?)

Yours,
Igor, Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Butcher...er, Concierge

cc: Dr. Jerremy Darwin
      Dr. Tymmerie Thorne


 Please come and be a subject in our study, won't you?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Haunted Homemaker


I cannot believe that this will be my third Halloween in Second Life. 

Just like last year, I decorated and set out some Halloween snacks at Starting Point (the new resident dorm I run with my husband, Jerremy). I think this is an expression of my inner Room Mother or something. I actually did less by way of actual decorating than usual years. I just stuck a cookie basket on the coffee table and Jack O' Lanterns and a seasonal wreath on the fireplace. 

Now I realize that this gives the impression that my typist lives in a home that is totally decorated for every holiday down to the towels in the guest bathroom, but this is incorrect. In fact, my typist can barely be arsed to put up a stocking at Christmas. And she doesn't cook. So, there is zero chance of getting any holiday food either. I guess things are just easier to do in SL? I have no clue. 

I set out some bags of candy, candy apples, suckers, gummy worms, caramels, "bloody" fruit punch and popcorn balls. I also found the cutest paper napkins, paper cups and table. Do you think it is hokey? You do? Why do you hate America? (I'm kidding - I just always wanted to say that.)

Anyhoo, I had originally been playing with the idea of having a buffet at our Halloween party next week. But, it would be such a stark contrast to the gore inside of our mad scientists castle that I opted not to do one. But that will not stop me from showing you what I was thinking of doing. See below: 



I have prepared a feast for the senses - from the revolting sounds of the hear still beating as it rests on a silver tray, to the spongy feel of the pickled eyeballs to the scent of the Confusion Potion bubbling in its cauldron! Bwah ha ha ha ha! (And actually the beating heart spooked one Starting Point resident out enough that he left while I took the picture.) My gawd was I in love with the idea of serving everything on a blood covered table cloth. 

Now, I don't usually do this since this is not a review-style blog, but I am going to list some of the places where I bought these items because I know that some of you might be looking for decor for your own homes and parties. I got the bloody table, ax, knife and spell at Tasty Prims / Halloween House & Store. The beating heart on a tray, "bloody" punch, black and orange table cloth, paper napkins, cups are from Halloween by Pondlife. The lady fingers, pickled eyeballs, caramels, gummy worms, suckers, candy bowl, popcorn balls and candy apples are from Divivity. I bought the cider, candy bowl and blood fountain from  Naughty Nibbles.

Don't be shy about IMing me if you are looking for something specific. I have been to a zillion shops this year for tons of Halloween items (lots that is not shown in these two pictures) and might be able to direct you to a place to find what you need.  


Ciao for now!
Tymmerie

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I can be a real witch sometimes!


Hi! Well, good news! Jerremy and I found a great bloody lab coat for him to wear to our Halloween party (October 28, 8:00 PM SLT)  and I finished our invitations! So, I did what I mentioned I needed to do last Monday. Yay me!

Actually, the invitations are Rat-vitations. I'll show them off in this blog since I like how they came out. I am terribly proud of myself that when you click on them they give you a neatly organized folder of party info. I only barely try to work with scripts. They send shivers up my spine. I nearly organized a parade when I figured out how to make a note card giver. Jerremy gave me a script he made so we can upgrade the signs at Starting Point. Right now I have one sign that dispenses each separate piece of info - application, recreation, general info, etc. I am hoping that the gods of LSL will smile down on me and allow me to make one sign that brings up a menu so people can select what they want. The lobby at SP is crazy with signs, at the moment.

I am standing here in front of the place we will hold our party - Sickened Life Labs. Jerremy and I keep wavering on whether the inside will have a very scary feel or a sort of tongue in cheek humor. All I know for sure right now is that the inside of that castle is a mess of monsters, body parts and prim noobs.

Jerremy have been casually working on a background story for our party. I told you before that we seem to overdo everything. This party is one of those things. So far, we have that the lab is actually an old castle that had been foreclosed on and Jerremy bought for a steal. He converted it into a laboratory. When we met (and there is a whole back-story there too), we formed Thorne-Darwin Research, Inc. (a biotech firm) and the avatar research division (Sickened Life Labs) is headquartered there. I'll share more after the invitations go out this coming week.

I am standing here because I wanted a picture of a costume I am going to wear to my friend Haley's party today. I am trying to be a very glamorous witch.

Watch this space for more party information since you will be invited, too!

Monday, October 12, 2009

To do list for Monday

Hi! My typist has the day off of work today thanks to a holiday. This means I have some extra time to work on things for our Halloween party.

One of those things is helping locate a bloody lab coat for Jerremy's costume. We are building a mad scientist's laboratory for the party and Jerremy and I are going to be part of the scenery. We shopped for things this weekend and that gave us the chance to say things like, "I think we are good on coffins, Honey" and, "I'd like to put a pile of leftover body parts in the corner, Sweetums." We are trying to get the whole set up done as early as we can so we can invite people in to explore (we are making hidden hallways and rooms) and take pictures if they want.


I joked with friends this week that there was a giant rat in our living room and it could be because A) it was something for our party, or B) I have dropped a prim sandwich behind our couch a couple of weeks ago. So yes, there is a lot of odd stuff lying around. 

A huge part of the fun for me is making my costume - which is going to be macabre with a mildly Steampunk flavor. It has been so fun exploring Steampunk shops looking for items since I never had occasion to visit them before. I want to be gruesome - but pretty gruesome, know what I mean? I got adorable hair for it!


I am not sure at this point if Jerremy and I could survive on less land in SL. The scientist's castle is HUGE. and we still have the Ghambt Community Center set up, complete with its parking lot. And a ton of the decorations have scripts of some sort - so I think we are going to have to put some things away during the party to make certain we have good sim performance. 


Another thing I really have to do today is to finish the invitations. I need to get these out for my own sanity. It is killing me not to spill the beans on every detail of the party and I think I will feel better if people at least know the theme so they can get costumes together (in case they want to use the theme as inspiration).


I have no idea how to wrap up this rambling post, so I am going to share with you two snapshots I took while exploring a prefab house about a week ago. (I shared this on Plurk already.) I thought this outfit was interesting



He really should consider using a milder detergent.



I will also repeat the joke I stole from Alicia Chenaux: I think he has the money to buy an expensive prefab because his pants were half off.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Round Two of Mad SLibs!

Here is the second group of Mad SLibs stories. Krissy exhibits a fear of young dogs scamming people online. Quaintly seems to have found a much larger grid to visit. And yes, Daila, technically, I guess we are proteins. Enjoy! 

By Krissy Muggleston

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, skip new friends and twirl rainbows. However, all Residents should take some joyous precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the lovely information that you can use to protect yourself from puppies while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Jump Ropes

SL is for toes only, or those who are age 6 and older. Younger refrigerators are eligible to register for Philanthropic SL, a global community for refrigerators in that age group.  

If you are a handbag interested in finding out more about Philanthropic SL, LL has established a handbag's guide. We also moisturized a guide of magical safety tips for treasures. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in Disney World!
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By Quaintly Tuqiri

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, convulse new friends and emanate elephants. However, all Residents should take some angular precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the amiable information that you can use to protect yourself from piranhas while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Kites

SL is for incinerators only, or those who are age 5 and older. Younger jaws are eligible to register for Gargantuan SL, a global community for jaws in that age group.  

If you are a dent interested in finding out more about Gargantuan SL, LL has established a dent's guide. We also dribbled a guide of triangular safety tips for blobs. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in submarine[s]!
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By Daila Holder

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, detonate new friends and publicize pickles. However, all Residents should take some deplorable precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the vicious information that you can use to protect yourself from puppets while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Sheep

SL is for chickens only, or those who are age 14 and older. Younger idiots are eligible to register for Sadistic SL, a global community for idiots in that age group.  

If you are a protein interested in finding out more about Sadistic SL, LL has established a protein's guide. We also explored a guide of shameful safety tips for secrets. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in [the] car wash!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

First round of Mad SLibs

Here is the first group of Mad SLibs stories. The original text was about online safety taken from the SL web site. I will post the other submissions later this week! Enjoy! 


By Elle Kirshner

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, chastise new friends and mock balloons. However, all Residents should take some pensive precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the baffling information that you can use to protect yourself from characters while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Prims 
SL is for wigs only, or those who are age 28 and older. Younger furries are eligible to register for Manic SL, a global community for furries in that age group.  

If you are a computer interested in finding out more about Manic SL, LL has established a computer's guide. We also escalated a guide of dramatic safety tips for masks. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in Synagogue! 
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By Bone Mosten: 

Online Safety
 SL is a great place to hang out, google new friends and rez prims. However, all Residents should take some blingy precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the textured information that you can use to protect yourself from unicorns while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Shoes

SL is for skins only, or those who are age 512 and older. Younger guns are eligible to register for Catty SL, a global community for guns in that age group.  

If you are a sim interested in finding out more about Catty SL, LL has established a sim's guide. We also pushed a guide of caged safety tips for animations. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in Gor!

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By Terri Zhangsun

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, cry new friends and taste dogs. However, all Residents should take some sexy precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the warm information that you can use to protect yourself from tampons while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Students

SL is for classes only, or those who are age 40 and older. Younger trees are eligible to register for Crazy SL, a global community for trees in that age group. 

If you are a TV interested in finding out more about Crazy SL, LL has established a TV's guide. 

We also ran a guide of pretty safety tips for dresses.

We are very concerned about keeping you safe in park[s]!

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By Alicia Chenaux

Online Safety 
SL is a great place to hang out, beg new friends and flash condoms. However, all Residents should take some obnoxious precautions for a safe in-world experience. This guide highlights some of the bitter information that you can use to protect yourself from guns while online.  

Safety Tips for Teens and Magazines

SL is for cameras only, or those who are age 114 and older. Younger cookies are eligible to register for Fancy SL, a global community for cookies in that age group. 

If you are a vibrator interested in finding out more about Fancy SL, LL has established a vibrator's guide. We also ran a guide of victorious safety tips for pills. We are very concerned about keeping you safe in bathroom[s]!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

I have no words...



Hello! I wanted to try something different today -- I want to play Mad SLibs with you!

I have taken a piece of writing that SL users should be vaguely familiar with and blanked out some words. I need words to replace them. I will ask you for 16 words. Post them in my comments (so that you can see I am not cherry picking them). Do this on your own or with friends. When I get your words I will insert them into the writing. I'll post a few of the best ones.

Ready? Here we go! I need the following words:

  1. Verb
  2. Verb
  3. Noun
  4. Adjective
  5. Adjective
  6. Noun
  7. Plural Noun
  8. Plural Noun
  9. Number
  10. Plural Noun
  11. Adjective
  12. Noun
  13. Past Tense Verb
  14. Adjective
  15. Plural Noun
  16. Place

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lazy Saturday



Happy Saturday morning! Jerremy and I are just hanging out on this lazy morning. We have a new couch with some adorable poses. I like this one so much.

I really need to get on the ball and blog some more. I'll need your help on an upcoming post, too. Know what slows me down most of all? Pictures! I like to give you at least one picture with every post. And I really want it to be a SL image -- not anything from RL. OMG I just thought of an idea -- someone smart and talented needs to open up a SL stock photography store! I would totally buy stuff from them. 

OK - I'm going to get to some work on posts and pics and you have a great day!

Friday, October 2, 2009

You're soaking in it!




Did I totally date myself with the title of this post?

Anyhoo, yesterday evening, Jerremy and I had guests over for dinner! Alicia Chenaux and Tyson Warcliffe came over and we grilled some steaks. After dinner and a tour of the house, we sat in the hot tub for a bit. It is true -- Jerremy and I will wine and dine you and get you to take off your clothing if you come visit us. Just ask Alicia and Tyson.

My typist had a little too much fun with this - this was truly a "Barbie & her dream home" event for her.  She is totally salivating over the Thanksgiving dinner Jerremy and I are thinking of having. She really needs some sort of hobby.

ETA: No one in this pic is wearing face lights - the spa tub gives off its own light. It is no mod so I could not shut it off. Oh, and the tub does not come with couple's poses, we used pose balls from another shop in the picture. Just an FYI.
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