People who came to visit me at Glidden the last couple of days were a bit puzzled to see me standing in the middle of a huge number of weapons. Don't worry, I haven't joined the NRA and I'm still your treehugging and peaceloving Tooter.
I was making Norman Schwitzkopf (or 'The Negotiator' as Dingle Doigts calls him); an avatar made up entirely of guns, revolvers, pistols, grenades and rpg's.
This conflict manager will quickly settle any arguement.
Get ready to spread democracy across the grid and yours at my shop in Oculea for L$ 250
Prvoky is a Paramecium Aurelia. It's transparant, and it has flexy hairs and mouths all over. How sexy is that heh?
The box comes with two versions; one has a brain that reacts to chat. Well some of it. Not much really.
Because I have only extremely well educated and intelligent buyers, I'm sure you all noticed that the skin of Prvoky is actually an inverted picture of space taken by the hubble telescope.
Oh yeah, before I forget: that thing inside at the bottom is it's rectum, not a penis.
Available at my shop in Oculea for L$ 250
Remember the hobo fish tank I made february last year?
Banksy did the same thing in real life last october at his Village Petstore and Charcoal Grill show in NYC:
How about that heh? Well it was a full perm freebie...
There. I've been back for a couple of weeks and started building again. There's a new avatar coming up and I've finished some things I had started on earlier last year:
When I was a kid I had a toy car that looked something like this. As usual it's really really fast, just like the DX-4 muscle car. Oh okay, I've already gotten complaints about this. I confess: they're both really slow. Here's why.
The Queen of Calleta
The Hobo group now has an entire island, thanks to the Big O(rhalla Zander) and Rezzable. The idea was to make everything on the island free ánd full perms. I'm not sure if that still is the case, but I made this little boat full perms anyway. You need transportation to the island, right?
Also holds a couple of cases of Kumi Kumi (beverage,). In case you get thirsty on your way over.
Almost forgot, but I also made a bakfiets. We use those over here in the Netherlands to move stuff. I made it for the SLLU to put posters a.s. on, so it's not driveable. Just to put out and put stuff in. It's not in a freebie box yet, but will be soon.
As usual, the freebies are available at my shops.
P. and J. have escaped from the kitchen at Greenies to explore second life. And they have been running into all kinds of trouble. Episode two was already shot at my salon, and now there's episode five in which P. loses her cherry to my punk rat avatar. She forgot to tighten it. Don't worry, there's a happy end when J. gets it back for her.
Steff Ling has made five great Pud and Jel videos so far. And there's more to come I hope.
Apparently Rat was a bit of a slacker during the shoot, as you can read on Steffs blog. On its blog it complains about the rat being a lazy actor.
There's a better quality video of this episode on blip tv.
Keiko Takamura got killed by a monster in my salon! Ah well, fear not; it's only virtual ketchup. Read about the video and the song on Hamlet Au's New World Notes.
This is an interview with her on MTV:
Olza Koenkamp is a polish artist that I spend a lot of time in the sandbox with. I love the avatars and art he makes; defenitely among the weirdest and greatest in SL. Some time ago he opened his first (main) store and I asked him if he wanted to make a statuette at my land in Oculea to serve as a landmarkgiver to his new shop.
He then made a statue of me, ha! I asked him if he maybe misunderstood my offer, but no, it was all on purpose. So there it is, at the railway station. I made a little fountain around it (go and try sitting on it:) and a couple of days later Olza had added two beautiful colored slugs crawling into the water. Great surprise :)
Thanks a lot Olza!
Go check out his psychosomatic rebuilders shop! The avatars are awesome.
Made a shopping addict avatar; two skinny legs under a pile of bags and packages shedding money and credit cards. My favorite scripteuse Paladin Pinion did the script, based on Arduenn's drop script that I used for the driveable dumpster.
It has all the famous brands; Fartier™, Lag™, Yves Sans Lag™, Bling™, and of course Torley Linden™'s brassiere brand Melons™.
I gave a copy to Torley (which he apparently appreciated :) and I just noticed he wears it in one of his awesome tutorial video's. Yay!
Available for L$ 250 at my shops.
(Yeah yeah, so I am almost over a month too late posting this. I had things to do. Important things. Really.)
The Global Kids digital media initiative (sponsored by the MacArthur foundation). opened the International Justice Center in Second Life. As part of the opening ceremonies (which also featured RL streams of Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Kofi Annan a.o.) there was to be an art show themed around justice, curated by Bettina Tizzy and In Kenzo. I was honored to be asked to join great builders Pavig Lok, Tuna Oddfellow, AM Radio, Juria Yoshikawa, Dancoyote Antonelli, Filthy Fluno, Elros Tuominen, Chance Abattoir, Adam Ramona, Josina Burgess, Velazquez Bonetto and Junivers Stockholm in the art show.
I made an inside out jail, with the free world inside. With privacy laws being trashed in the name of security all over, the world is looking more and more like one big jail, right?
It has a bunch of cctv's moving about (I used puppeteer to do that) and a script (custom made by the wonderful Paladin Pinion) that does a full 'scan' of your avatar when you get close to the sculpture. The inside has a wallpaper of a garden and a door that says 'universal penitentiary'.
The sculptures are still there, so go have a look at the Justice Commons sim. It's a great exhibition and worth the visit.
There's been a lot of blog coverage of the show, some youtube here and youtube there, and there's the large post on Bettina's npirl blog. If you find more, please leave a link in the comments will you?
A long time ago I promised Reggier Rimbaud to build her a new vardo (or gypsy wagon). Because she's a fun person and because it would be a fun build. I finally got around to building it and I like the way it turned out.
It has way too many textures for such a small build (comme d'habitude) and it takes ages to rez them all but it does have a lot of details to look at. My favorites are the canned lettuce and the picture of a young Pavig Lok. But there's also beans. a picture of Rimbaud (the poet, not Reggier) canned sock, culinary books on roadkill, beans, gastritis, a bean plant, a dental plaque, lots of rats, beans, money, a (new! improved!) filthy bed, beans, a gun, flags, and much more.
So somehow a beans theme also slipped into the build, and I have no idea why. Maybe I was hungry? Flatulent? Probably both.
I added a whopping 15 poses which are fun to find. But you can also use the spoiler notecard.
Reggier threw me a party* when the vardo was done: 'Tooter Claxton appreciation day', lol. That was really fun until Orhalla came with the bad news about Patty1 getting injured in Iraq. You probably read about that by now here or here or here. So I'm a slow blogger. Patty1 is back inworld, laughing out loud still hurts, but I saw she had a party last night, so that must be getting better too. Good!
The vardo is available at my shop. It's free to take.
* In the invitation Reggier mentioned I got a job at the LDPW, Linden Department of Public Works, which I don't. At least not yet anyway. Blue Linden im-ed me with an invite to apply, that's all. Which I did. But then he invited everyone didn't he? Haha.