Wednesday, 29 April 2009

The sexiest boots in SL

sexy ankle boots
What happened was, I found a marvellous outfit on sale at Serene Sensations — but it needed a pair of fab boots to go with it. I called up my fashion adviser Eidolon and asked her "Where would you go for a pair of knee-high high-heeled patent leather boots? I need some drop-dead-sexy boots, some You can't afford me boots."

She laughed and gave me a stack of landmarks, and we started a shopping tour. Found these at the third store we visited, Bax Coen Designs, and it was lust at first sight. They were on sale, marked down 50% to a mere L$700, but I'd have paid the full price without batting an eye.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009


I seem to have become a roleplayer in SL. I went to see the Exogenesis "dark sci-fi" RP sim created by Aloxis Bellman, Rin Tae and others, intending only to have a look at the design and gameplay aspects, but got caught up in a storyline and have decided to stay and play it out.

What happened was this: I had introduced Rin to Tarmel, who is researching RP and immersive gaming, and Rin took Tarmel to Exogen to have a look. Tarmel then offered to show me around, but forgot to tell me a crucially important piece of in-character information: leaving the central zone (where new characters arrive) is free, but it costs you a power cell to get back. Now, new players can collect a free power cell for the asking in that central zone, but I didn't know to ask and Tarmel didn't think to tell me. So we went off to an outlying station, where she left me.

At that point, I was stuck. TPing is severely frowned upon within Exogen, to the point that repeat offenders are expelled from the game. As an observer, I could of course have simply TPed back to the starting point and ignored the in-world sanctions. I could even have had one of my alts sign up and fly out to rescue me.

But for some reason, I didn't do either of those things. I decided to join the RP and remain stuck on the station until I could find a "proper" way back. To which end I seem to have signed up to become a medical technician.

I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Own horn, blowing

The brilliant and wonderful and somewhat exaggerating Corvi interviewed me for the Play as Being Chronicles. My favourite sentence from the interview: "We are all approximations and prototypes and just somehow doing the best we can."

I must go and soak my head in the tub for another hour, hopefully it will shrink back to normal size soon.