Lexecutioner

One of the things I love about SecondLife is the variety of creations available to dress our avatars in weird and wonderful ways. I enjoy making themed outfits inspired by books featured the SecondLife Book Club, but I’ve recently been reading a book not featured at the club: Armada by Ernest Cline, author of Ready Player One (&Two).

A character we meet early on is Alexis Larkin a gamer girl (call sign: Lexecutioner) I thought it would be fun to make an avatar outfit in her described image. As I read the (usefully detailed) description of her, I was sure it wouldn’t take me too long…except for the tattoos!

" ..Alabaster skin contrasted sharply with her dark clothing—black combat boots, black jeans, and a black tank top (which didn’t fully conceal the black bra she was wearing underneath). She had a spiky wave of black hair that was buzzed down one side and chin-length on the other. But the real kicker was her tattoos, on each arm: on the left was a beautiful seminude rendering of the comic book heroine Tank Girl, adorned in postapocalyptic rock lingerie and smooching an M16. On her right bicep, in stylized capital letters, were the words EL RIESGO SIEMPRE VIVE."

Cline, Ernest. Armada (pp. 114-115). Random House. Kindle Edition.

I was able to make the tattoo that reads “EL RIESGO SIEMPRE VIVE” on her right arm fairly easily, then found a picture of TankGirl that looked close enough to the description (after a bit of tweaking) for left arm.

Of course any Sci-Fi outfit wouldn’t be complete without their respective gadget. In this book it’s called a “QComm” and can do pretty much anything communication wise from anywhere, including controlling drones.

Outfit Credits :

 

Purple in Paer Thura – Fantasy Faire

I am not a “pink” lady, anyone that knows me, or just a glance at my flickr or past posts will testify. However I’m not adverse to a bit of purple now and then.

This post was going to be called “Pretty in Purple” when I was putting the outfit together and I thought I’d find a suitable setting in the Faire. When I found myself in Paer Thura and felt this was the perfect place.

This ripped denim outfit from Dark Fairy Fashions seemed to hit the spot. Rough around the edges like me and in the right colours for when I’m not feeling so dark and inspired by the bizarrely beautiful location!

It leaves plenty of skin on show which just begged for the right tattoo. Fortunately Nefekalum has just the thing also at the Faire.

Credits:

Location : Paer Thura ~ Sponsored by Safe Waters Foundation

Let The Bastards Burn!

This outfit was inspired by “Let The Bastards Burn”. It’s a book written by Robert G. Penner who appeared on the Second Life Bookclub on 7th April 2021,under the pen name of William Squirrrell. It doesn’t really relate to the story of the book, mainly just the title, because you can do all kinds of fun stuff with burning and fire in Second Life!

Outfit Credits:

Drune – Diesel City

Another Drune installation is here and what a difference it is! A mix of Steampunk but with some newer tech thrown in. Just looking at the vehicles parked on the streets it’s quite a range from the Batmobile to worn out hovercars. It feels like your walking through multiple genres and time periods at once, but it really works.

The landing point is very appropriately located in an airship, I had an explore of the docking area building before takig the elevator down to the ground level.

Arrival in Airship bar

Like other Drune builds there are lots of lights everywhere, but not this time the neon of the cyberpunk styles of the past incarnations. There’s lots of shiny metal everywhere that reflects the light and making the place feel brighter, but then darker in the shadowy areas. Lots of the buildings are accessible and not just facades, as we’ve come to expect form a Drune build, attention to detail.

When you step out the tunnel from the elevator, you come to the first of many vehicles lining the streets. I did my usual routine of making a circuit of the streets to get my bearings and found some surprises.

By the time I reached the garae I was only about a quarter of the way around the block. I see some steps and explore and it’s here that I find there appears to be two levels of roads, since I found myself back on tarmac at the top.

Then I started seeing how many doors would actually open, as expected of Drune build, plenty.

Radio station – City Radio

Cinema

Private investigator – Deckard & Associates

Pub – The Garrison

Club – Old Calabar

Hotel – Cortez

One thing I did notice was absence of an aerial walkway area that have been included in the last two cyberpunk builds. Maybe simply because it wouldn’t have been appropriate in 1940’s era, but then neither would hovercars. Overall another fantastic build that anyone should visit and explore, whatever genre you’re into.

One last note a quiet little waterfront spot I found for those that enjoy misty sunsets, if you can find your way there (when using Region Shared Environment).

Landing Point: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blissful%20Summer/204/123/2835

Credits:

Usually I like to wear something in-theme when exploring places, I really wasn’t sure what would class as DieselPunk. So it’s even more of a mix and match than normal this time!

Fecked after the party

A night of revelry with a group of old friends and the return of DJ Anjoux Herbit to SL after two years away. We missed him!

I arrived early to find Anj warming up the stage:

Anj warming up the stage.

It wasn’t long before the music started and everyone started to arrive, in ones and twos the dancefloor began to fill up with familiar and new faces.

Ava finished the night at Durty Feckers and  after some over consumption of Amber nectar she posed looking all flirty on the pool table with mischief (and Whisky) in her eyes. Alas she’s had too much and with all the dancing it was time to pass out. Her place felt far too far away though, so this conveniently located, felt-topped bed will do just fine!

Party Location:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ferny%20Nook/129/25/3902  (The Squeak Trap,new hangout where DJ Anj will hopefully be playing regularly.)

Pub photo Location:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wensley/79/175/27

Pub Blog Post: Durty Feckers

Outift:

ST. Patricks Day Style Outfits from Brii Underground:

Cyber Fair 2021 Event

Last year I went to the Cyberpunk shopping event for the first time and bought a few nice things, that I’m still wearing and some featured in a recent post.

Cyber Fair 2021 is opening tomorrow (4th March) and I’m really looking forward to it!

I thought I’d do a post featuring as many of the items from last year as possible, before I go on another shopping spree!

Cyber Fair Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/ACCESS%202/124/123/1504

Outfit Credits:

  • Breatplate: Novianna Tops by :[Petrichor]: (Cyberpunk 2020)
  • Wrist cuffs: Cainva Modulators by :[Petrichor]: (Cyberpunk 2020)
  • Eye augment: Astara – Cyber Eye Augment by ASTRA (Cyberpunk 2020)
  • Collar: ANTINATURAL[+] Specter Collar / SILVER (Cyberpunk 2020)

The rest:

Photo Location: Cocoon http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//32/161/3013

Eternal Conflict

So back in July I was looking for a nice pair of Angel wings, I found some lovely ones on Markerplace. The description of the wings talked about a roleplay system called Eternal Conflict, which is an invite-only Angels & Demons roleplay game. Correspondingly they have two location themes, Heaven & Hell.

The first collection of images were taken  in the Heaven part and I found the place totally enchanting.

I returned recently to revisit the region and explore the Hell part.

From the arrival point you can see a number of round towers, marked Laboratory,Marketplace,Temple, Hall of Death and another away from the others marked “Throne of the Prime God” there is also the visible chasm into a pit of lava.

 

The Laboratory

Marketplace

Temple

Hall of Death

These all contain objects clearly pertaining to the various aspects of the game, which I am as yet unfamiliar, so could only guess at their respective purposes.

Throne of the Prince God

This tower set away from the others had no apparent pedestrian access, being suspended above the ground on the cave wall.

I took a few other snaps of this upper level, where are seating and props before heading down into the pit..

I took the rather impressive teleporter down to the lower level:

Fiery teleporter

Down in the lower level as you’d imagine, lots of rivers of lava among impressive statues

After checking a notecard I’d received, I discovered there was more to be found. Another two areas Hell: The Ruins and Heaven’s Archadia
which are located in a different region.

So off to The Ruins I went.

As usual I took snaps around the welcome area..

Quite often arrival points just expect you to go forward, which is why I always check behind me, in case the builder has been imaginative. Here there’s a throne up on a raised platform hidden behind some rocks.

I then headed out following where they expect you to go, towards a large statue:

Here you can go either down into a mine

Or in the other direction to a castle type building:

After a little wander, I thought it was time to go briefly visit the second Heaven location:

Heaven’s Archadia arrival point

I’ll write up about Archadia in a follow up post, since if it’s half as detailed as Hell, it’ll take me a while to explore it!

You can read more about the game on the Official website.

My Hell Outfit:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Clothes: Mirza Gothic Style (Complete Outfit) – Brii Underground
Hair: Montana – Truth

Read Eternal Conflict Part 2

Waterfalls and Dreams

I saw this place on a destinations guide and thought “oh that’s pretty” and thought I’d go have a look. However when it’s come to writing something about the place, I got a little stuck. It does look lovely, it’s well built and laid out and the music stream is appropriately relaxed. However it just feels like just another high fantasy beauty spot from the many linked off the same guide.

So I asked a fellow visitor for their opinion and their response was:

“ohh it is very magic and peaceful here” and that it was “like a few, but not Lots.”(of other places)

So maybe I was being overly harsh. Stop by and have a look, maybe leave a comment if you think I’m right or wrong. Seeing it for yourself will no doubt be much better than my humble snapshots.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Husky%20Tails/40/90/24

Wardrobe Credits:

Hair: A&A Guilia Reds (Alli&Ali)
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: -{The Attic}- Anjelica – Natural (Alabaster)
Shape: Zyra Anna (modified)
Corset & Knife : Bonny Pirate from Brii Underground
Top: Caravan Top by Beyond the Mists
Pants & Belt: Tracker Outfit Moss from Velvet Whip
Upper Arm pouches: AdN Sabotage
Boots: Female Huntsman
Backpack: Old Worlds OW Medieval backpack 2 by Katrina Kristan from Old Worlds
Gloves: Owl Gloves by Loki Eliot (Fantasy Faire item)

Mystic Timbers

Another one of those “I saw this on Twitter and went to check it out” posts. This time it was Abby and Olivia Fraser’s tweets that brought me over to this lovely rustic sim.

You can find it here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Wolfs%20Wood/147/139/27

So I had a brief wander and took a few pics, lots of little nice spots to chill with a friend or just sit in quite contemplation in the lovely surroundings.

Definitely worth checking it out because my snapshots do not do it justice.

Wardrobe Credits:

Hair: A&A Guilia Reds (Alli&Ali)
Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin: -{The Attic}- Anjelica – Natural (Alabaster)
Shape: Zyra Anna (modified)
Corset & Knife : Bonny Pirate from Brii Underground
Top: Caravan Top by Beyond the Mists
Pants & Belt: Tracker Outfit Moss from Velvet Whip
Upper Arm pouches: AdN Sabotage
Boots: Female Huntsman
Goggles: LoveCats Distortion (Store closed)
Backpack: Old Worlds OW Medieval backpack 2 by Katrina Kristan from Old Worlds
Gloves: Owl Gloves by Loki Eliot (Fantasy Faire item)