“Gidget is the one for me”©

You guessed it, if you’re of the right age…I have been watching some classic movies with Gidget© being one of my favorites at the moment.  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s a late 50’s movie about a high school tomboy who learns how to surf one summer and becomes the male beach group’s mascot – a girl and a midget – so she got the nickname Gidget.  And as with all those feel good movies from the Beach Blanket Bingo© age, it’s cheesy, fun, and has a taste of falling in love.  There’s actually some made for television videos and a few other standard movies, but it’s summer and I loved the idea of having a little beach shoot with my own Moondoggie (nickname for the surfer she falls for).  I tried to recreate the spirit of a few scenes, but took a lot of liberty because I honestly just got carried away having fun.  🙂  The pictures were taken at Backdrop Cove, which is a super generous sim that allows temp rezzing and has some awesome props, plus it’s really photogenic.  I definitely recommend hitting the SLurl and checking this little gem out!

 

Early on in the movie Gidget becomes fascinated by the surfers and has to convince them to sell her a board (which is massively huge for such a petite little gal LOL) and to teach her how to surf, so I decided to have a little fun with that, since I had the “working on a surfboard” photo prop in my inventory (although it wasn’t Moondoggie in the movie that she got the board from, but hey).

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Buying the surfboard

 

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Trying to get help

 

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Sim designer’s prop that I loved

 

Of course there are evening bonfire get togethers, so I decided to play with the idea and use some of the sim’s props for that stage where the love and fascination is starting.  *sigh*  How can a girl leave out that stage, even when doing a RP photo shoot?  *grin*

 

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BTW James Darren played Moondoggie, so of course he sung

 

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Ah, those sweet moments of youth when you stay up talking all night until the sun comes out.  *smile*  With that happy thought I decided to end the inspired shoot.  Again, I definitely recommend checking out Backdrop Cove (just click the beach TP sign at the landing point) and have some fun with the scenes they have generously created for users and photographers to enjoy.  This Gidget and her Moondoggie hope you have as much fun!  😉

 

 

 

 

Miamic Park

Bre and Emma at Miamac_011

 

If you have a Zooby Animesh or Legacy child, there is a really neat hangout that is family friendly.  Your little one can enjoy themself while the adults get a chance to hang out, not to mention it’s a really neat area to spend time at and to take pictures.  Between the time I took my pictures to blog and my actually blogging, the owner and managers have even added some areas, like a beach, for your family to enjoy.

 

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This is a great area for the parents to hang out and on the right side you’ll see the land’s logo.  Sit on the sheep below and take a picture with your little one, and you can have your picture added to their slideshow.  They have allowed objects to be put down on the property temporarily, so you can rez out any care items or even your little one’s toy.  I admit to laughing as I watched Emma crawl around in the grass, although I was focused on taking pics of the location to share, so I’ll need to take pics of her crawling later for her nursery slideshow.  🙂

 

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The playground is one of the cutest areas, in my opinion.  Adult avatars can even use some of the equipment while holding the Animesh baby or you can rez the child and edit into a spot if you’d like a cute picture of them “playing”.

 

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To the left and middle are some pretty areas to linger and there are some items that are Legacy interactive too, from what I was told by one of the main managers that I got to sit and visit with one morning.

 

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In the back left corner is another adorable play area and I admit, I hurried home to make a cute sandbox like theirs for Emma, too.

 

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They have been super awesome about setting up a care station in the back middle of the property.  Since Animesh Zooby items need assigned and things are handled a bit differently, most of these items are for caring for Legacy children, and they have been incredibly generous in stocking it with care furniture.

 

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Lastly is a dedicated picture of the beautiful center of the park.

 

The park is owned and ran by SL users that are not in America, so times for events run a little different than the usual SLT that most rely on, but it’s open around the clock and you never know when you’ll meet a new friend at Miamic.  Here is the SLurl and please consider joining the group to stay informed of get togethers.  Luke, Emma, and Bre look forward to making more new friends at this neat Zooby friendly park! 😀

Zooby Animesh

Hi there!  I think my health is starting to improve a little and wanted to celebrate with a post about a new aspect I have embraced on SL.

 

As a lot of SL users know, Animesh is now a real thing in SL.  If you’re unfamiliar with what it really is, I liken it to smoother and more realistic movement.  It’s kind of like MoCap for creatures instead of avatars.  Have you ever noticed with an SL animal sometimes you’ll see it, especially during lag, in each different part of the sequence of movement?  Kind of like seeing how an animated movie is made image by image and then put together like a flip book into a smooth movie of animation?  The way it was explained to me is that each stage (or page, when using the animated movie concept) no longer has to be designed to then morph to the next stage; now they can move in a more natural style.  It’s a heck of a lot more complicated than this, but I’m just trying to get the basic idea across about what a game changer this is for animal and NPC (non playable character) designers.

 

One such designer that embraced Animesh is Zooby, who is a well known designer for their animals and legacy NPC infants/children.  Although she is not focused on the animals at this time and is only supporting instead of creating more legacy infants, Zooby designed an Animesh NPC baby that is taking part of SL by storm.  Until Linden Labs (LL) updates what is possible with Animesh, these infants will not be able to age, but you can style them to look different ages (just like how a skin or hair style can make your avatar look way younger or older).  New items are being rolled out as often as she and her fellow designers can, with interactive nursery furniture, clothing, hair, skin (now with demos even, thank you!!), and now a toy.  Instead of the concept that some may be familiar with from owning cared-for cats, these babies won’t get sick if you’re unable to interact with them, unable to get online, and they don’t need some special upgrade to make them that way.  You don’t get penalized for incorporating the Zooby Animesh baby into your SLife without frequent interaction.  The awesome part is that if you DO decide to do “cares” for the infant, such as bathing and feeding (there’s a HUD for the needs), you receive a token every 24 hours that you meet all of the child’s needs, and those tokens can be redeemed for a special interactive toy for the baby.  Currently, at 17 tokens you get to redeem for a set of rattles (copy, too, although you rez from the original box instead of drag copying).  The rattles can be shaken, teethed on, etc.  There are other token incentives in the works along with interactive furniture that will be available for purchase (like a high chair).

 

I was never interested in having an RP of someone as a child for my avatar.  It’s just not something that I’m comfortable with, but that’s me.  When I saw the notice about the Zooby Animesh Baby and then watched the YouTube tutorials (ZoobyVR), I knew I was going to splurge.  As some of you know, there have been RL struggles with adoption and things I’ve gone through, but this NPC pixel baby has been very therapeutic for me – I’m able to interact with and feel those nurturing feelings, fulfilling a part of my desires that I’m unable to do IRL.  So, for me, I picked out my Zooby baby during the grand opening sale and Luke and I have quietly been enjoying interacting with her.  Since Zooby Animesh isn’t a newborn, since LL isn’t able to provide the tools to let Zooby age the child (so she chose a child that looks about 3 months old in most styling available at this time), we decided that in our little SLife that we adopted baby Emma.

 

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Yep, her mommy tends to buy the nerdiest clothing available.  LOL

 

For being a set of pixels, she is so adorable and a really fun part of SL for us.  I turned off some of the settings, so she can’t cry or anything unhappy, which means she laughs and babbles often, in the cutest way.  Zooby did an amazing job of not just creating the babies, but in making them customizable and capturing the sweetest little moments with them.

 

 

It took me a bit to figure out how to pose us while also using the hold baby animation, so I ended up taking the adoption family portrait in the nursery I made.  After an hour of trying things at a photography location, I figured I’d just get out of the way until I figured things out, so the first portrait isn’t perfect, but they still look so cute!  *grin*

 

With the Caregiver Pass, Luke can interactive with and handle the “cares” for Emma, so it’s not just me (although as owner I’m the only one that can change the texture on her clothing).  This means that we each get moments that “give us the feels”, as people say.

 

Daddy and Emma Snuggling
Emma Loves Daddy
Mommy and Emma Sleeping
Mommy and Emma Sleeping
Nighttime Outside Kiss
Nighttime Kiss

 

(You should see all of the awesome things people are posting on Flickr with the Zooby babies!  Check their page out here if you are interested.)

 

As you can tell in the last two pics I’ve styled her a bit differently and she looks a bit older now (I’m a bit delayed blogging about this and it took awhile over being shy about sharing this *grin*).  We’ve redeemed our tokens for rattles and are now building for whichever incentive comes next.  In the meantime she’s a little Heartbreaker, as her jeans say, and a “Hold my juice box” kinda toddler.  *laugh*  She all ready has her own nerd flag to fly.  *grin*  (Off topic, but the nighttime shot is my learning how to use LumiPro, which I’ll blog about another day.)

 

Admittedly I’ve been a bit obsessive with interacting and photographing her instead of my usual adventures in SL (or handling RL), I know it’ll settle back down later.  I figure it’s like the first few months mesh was available *laugh*).  Any which way, she’s kind of therapeutic for me right now and a lot of fun, so I just had to share our new addition, Emma Kincaid.  *smile*

 

So, if you’ve considered parenthood in SL, but just wasn’t into the Toodledoo or what-have-you type, please check our Zooby’s (SLurl).  Two warnings though, they’re like buying a mesh body so don’t expect cheap and it’s easy to spend your lindens styling them.  And if you want to design a nursery your lindens are going to FLY out of your account.  *laugh*  Note that these are all my own experiences and thoughts, and not affiliated with anyone.  It’s just a big part of my SLife that I thought I’d share in case anyone else is interested.  (Even if you aren’t, just go there and appreciate the incredible work, IMO.  Carrie Tatsu and her other designers have done such an amazing job that it’s just cool to observe the talent, skill, and effort that went into these!)

 

Wishing you a happy SLife!  – Breana, Luke, and Emma 🙂

Roller Skates and the Beach

I was goofing off and ended up with two scenes that I wanted to share.  First, if you haven’t tried the Vista Animations Roller Skating you must go and try the demo!  I am usually pretty frugal and super picky about any purchases above 250L, and anything above 1000L is really rare, but once I tried these after seeing Strawberry Singh show them off on her YouTube channel, I bought the AO immediately and the additional shoe pack, since I want the ability to change up the colors (yeah, I know, totally a girls and their shoes thing, but I don’t care *laugh*).  I can literally sit and watch my avi skate around with the different animations on the HUD for a good half hour and probably have the goofiest smile on my face while watching.  Try to skate today and I’d be in the hospital, so it makes skating in world even more fun for me.  I then remembered that when I roller skated as a kid I was always blowing chewing gum bubbles, so I had to add that, and then hit Backdrop City to take a skating picture.

 

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See?!  I seldom ever do typing exclamations, but DOESN’T THAT LOOK FUN?!  Plus, Truth outdid himself with the Zahlee hair, in my opinion.  I am almost as obsessed with it, especially for a fun, youthful look.  A ponytail up top with a color changing band and all that hair!  *sigh* Those were the days.  *laugh*

 

Anyway, after the Cool Rider shoot at Gale Retreat I couldn’t resist going back and getting some beach shots.  Although there’s still some snow on the other side of the sim, the beach has a few awesome areas clear, and it really helped shake off the last of the winter blahs.  Most of the pictures are just for my slideshow, but couldn’t resist sharing a couple of cute ones.  They’re the exact same pictures with just different windlights, but they’re a great example of how much a windlight can totally change the feel of a picture.

 

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Other than playing with the WLs (windlights) in world, the only other thing I did was increase the clarity in my computer’s built in software, so this just goes to show how a WL can totally change the feeling to a picture.  I figure there must be others that are learning SL photography as well; when I learn something I plan to share it.

 

In the meantime, I had a lot of fun wandering and hope you enjoyed my non-themed post.  As usual, credits will follow.  I hope you have a happy and healthy day!

 

Roller Skating Credits:

Taken at Backdrop City (City area)

LeLutka Gum Gum Boom

-VA-Vista Animations-Roller Bento AO-V1

WilaRollerPro :: Woman Rollers :: 10 Colors :: {kokoia} (Sold beside AO)

Neve short – watson neutral

*Fishy Strawberry* Running Bra  – Black (Out of business)

Truth Hair Zahlee

 

Beach Credits:

Taken at Gale Retreat

Pose: LW Bento Poses – Dream Lovers (Pose MP)

Luke:

Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans

..::ILLI::.. Sergio Sneakers (MP)

L&B Swear Oct GG T-Shirt

Action Inkubator Hair – Johnny (MP)

Bre:

Shorts – Ducknipple

Neve Top – Fetch Neutral

Truth Hair – Aislin

A Cool Rider

I’m still in an older campy movies mood and ended up rewatching Grease 2 the other night.  Ever since the song “Cool Rider” has been stuck in my head, along with the scene where she rides with Michael curled around him in reverse.  My brain has this weird obsession with repeatedly wanting to listen to a song that tickles my fancy at the moment until I end up where I can’t stand it for a while, so “Cool Rider” it is for now.  *laugh*

 

I decided to play with that concept, although I went with the singing scene outfit for her instead of the work outfit.  My absolute favorite one is the sunset shot where she’s curled around him from the front; a little more like the movie and so sweet I should be passing out insulin shots to readers.  *grin*  I also went off on a tangent of thinking what it might have been like if he had taken her to the shop while working on the motorcycle, after tutoring.

 

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Inspired by the thought of Michael taking her to the workshop earlier plus the same from a slightly different angle, just because I like that angle too and it’s my post, so I can put extras that I like.  *laugh*

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For once I’m glad that my mind is stuck on repeat, because it inspired what I think is a cute and fun set of pictures.  Plus, I got to roleplay as the beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer for just a few minutes of my life.  *grin*  I hope you enjoyed and I’ll follow up with the credits in case anyone is interested in buying or visiting (a few I collected along the way and have no SLurls for – sorry!).  Have a wonderful day!

 

The riding took place at Gale Retreat (an absolutely beautiful photographic sim I cannot recommend enough if you haven’t been there yet).

The garage scene took place at Comhar with the built in poses.

Cool Rider: SSP – Motorcycle Couples (MP; built in poses, using LeLutka Axis and HD HUD to adjust, as usual)

Bre is wearing:

A&CO – Vintage Sweater Blouse (darks)

Neve Pant – Bootlegger Leather (Heels are built in)

Truth VIP former GG – Reyane (If you’re hesitant to join due to group fees, Truth is super generous with at least 12 guaranteed gifts a year, plus incredible sales, so it’s a group I think is worth it!)

Alaskametro – Makeup from various packs

 

Luke:

RL Motors – Helmet Sculpt (MP Free; in the riding shots, instead of his mesh head, attached to his hand in garage pictures)

GAS – Men’s Shoes Anton

Jack’s – Cargo Pants Leather

L&B Swear Nomad Leather Jacket

Stealthic hair (in garage shots) – Narcotic

 

Cry-Baby Inspired Shoot

One of my guilty pleasures are cheesy 80s and 90s movies, so I have the Cry- Baby movie nearly memorized by now.  I thought it would be kind of fun to live in that world for a bit for a shoot, especially with Luke having a young Johnny Depp vibe (another guilty pleasure *laugh*).  I definitely took creative license with some of it, but used certain scenes for inspiration.  Although I’ll explain the scene that inspired the pictures, I’ll try to leave out enough for those that haven’t watched it and want to after reading about it.

 

If you’ve seen the movie, you know that it starts out at a high school in 1950s Baltimore, and the main background of the story is the usual forbidden love, the Drapes versus the Squares; the juvenile deliquents vs. the “good” kids (similar theme as Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story, The Outsiders, etc.).  The main characters are Allison and Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker; the square and the drape, who notice each other while getting mandatory vaccinations at school.  He often has a single tear falling from his left eye, hence the nickname.  Allison is intrigued by the bad boy that is so different from her unofficial boyfriend and Cry-Baby is definitely interested in the personality behind her square upbringing.  After school that day they end up running into one another outside while Allison is waiting for a ride.

 

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“You’re a pretty little square.  Do you want to hang out with us Drapes tonight?”

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby shows up at her grandmother’s house (where she lives) on his new motorcycle to see if she’d like to go to a hangout to hear him sing.

 

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Allison to Grandma: “Please?  I’ve been a good girl!  Just one night of happiness is all I ask.”

 

So off they go and of course she ends up singing with “King Cry Baby” after his friends give her a makeover, making her into what his sister calls “a scrape – part square, part drape”.

 

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King Cry-Baby and his Queen

An excerpt of song lyrics from “King Cry-Baby”, Songwriters: David Albert Alvin / Doc Pomus, King Cry-Baby lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

“You’ll be my queen and I’ll be your king
Yeah but if you leave my hive, you’re gonna feel my sting
‘Cause you’re my queen
(chorus: Queen cry-baby)
(Allison) You’re the king
(chorus: King cry-baby)
King and queen
(chorus: Cry-cry baby)
And they’re teens among a big group of teens, so of course there’s making out in the grass and talking.  I went with some different poses for this, so it’s not just the expected or anything that might be PG.  *grin*
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Just a little talking and stargazing

 

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And the G version of makeout hill *laugh*

 

Of course there is a misunderstanding, manipulation, and a bunch of teen angst with tears from them both.  I ran across a themed prop at an event a while back that I couldn’t resist and it ended up being perfect for this.  (For once it worked out well that I’m an inventory hoarder. *grin*)

 

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Drinking tears.  A disgusting and amusing play on the usual teen tear-fest.

 

Later in the movie Cry-Baby gets sent to a juvenile detention center and Allison gets him released with some sexy singing and dancing after Allison becomes all vamp hottie in a low neckline dress, because, you know, that’s what gets a boy released.  *laugh*  That whole scene is a favorite and there was no way I’d capture the over-the-top silliness and sexiness of the beginning of the song and their singing phone call, so I just did a “smoldering” animation of the call.

 

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“Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let me man go free?
He don’t belong in prison, though he’s guilty as can be,
But the only crime he’s guilty of is simply loving me.
Please Mr. Jailer, won’t you let my man go free?”
(Songwriter: Wynona Carr; Please, Mr. Jailer lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC)

 

There’s a fun bit after his release, to close the movie out, which I don’t want to ruin, but the last moment is a shot of them together crying happy tears, so of course I had to do that.  Unfortunately the LeLutka tears on Bre didn’t show very well this time and the LeLutka Guy head doesn’t have a tear option, so I used a tattoo, but didn’t figure out until after everything how to tint the tattooed tear drop.  So be creative and imagine adorable glycerin-thick streaks of tears.  *laugh*

 

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I had a lot of fun changing things up (never done blonde before!)  It was also quite a challenge to capture the silly vibe.

 

 

Here are the credits, both taken at Backdrop City:

Motorcycle and car scenes: Luke: GAS [Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK], RIOT / Ace Leather Jacket – Black and Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, Action Inkubator Hair Johnny / 1.0, Male Love Sunglasses (Basic Inventory)

Bre in car, motorcycle, and crying shots: REIGN.- Oxfords- FatPack and Ruffled Lace Socks, Dress (store is out of business), TRUTH Lady – Brunette

Car scene: {NANTRA} Bonnie & Clyde 1934 Sedan; Luke: WRONG – Cry-Baby gacha. 3, Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

Motorcycle: Puppet Master Props & Poses (MP) – Easy Rider (built in pose),

Bre: Tuty’s Enchanting Beauty AO stands

 

Singing:

Bre: :: PM :: (closing) Vanesa Leather Pants -Darks-; [ west end ] Apparel – Rebecca – (Maitreya Exclusive Applier), Truth Taja, .:KC:. SAVONA Shoes, Makeup: Alaskametro

Luke as Wade “King Cry-Baby” Walker singing and laying: L&B Gage 3PC Tuxedo Premium Edition, Guitar: Fashiowl Poses – Million Reasons

Bre laying down: :: PM (closing) :: Shelby Dress -7 colors in 1- (black and white)

Posing: [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta (both avatars), The Faery Ring by Studio-Skye (MP, built in poses)

Drinking tears prop with display pose: Vibing (at former event; built in pose — Crybaby Carton; also used: LeLutka Axis HUD, [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta

 

Please, Mr. Jailer and Ending, both taken at Backdrop City:

Bre: Junbug: La Jolie (Ruby), Makeup: Alaskametro, Truth Hair: Taja

Luke: Luke: GAS: Men’s Shoes Anton – 8 Colors w/HUD FATPACK and GAS Men’s Shirt & Tank Marcus – 10 Colors w/HUD FATPACK, RIOT: Billy Bootcut Jeans – Blue56, [Snow Couture]: Teardrops (MP)

Poses: . MILA . POSES // Always Beside You*, [InDiGo] Couple Pose – Hold on to me – [bento]*, /anxiety/ : Lovesick in Pink (Bre calling pose), Valor Poses-Contemplation Pose Pack (Luke calling pose), Prop: Slum Phone Receiver (Free on MP); *available in pose mall at Backdrop City.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Dancing© Inspired Shoot

I found Dirty Dancing© for sale on Vudu and after watching it I started thinking it would be kind of fun to replicate a few of the scenes from the movie.  Some I definitely got a little creative with and poor Luke got bored doing the lift scene while I tried probably every windlight SL has.  *laugh*  I may revisit the concept and go completely creative, and work in the iconic quotes from the movie, but I was more inspired by the dancing this time.  Isn’t it strange how sometimes you are just captivated by a certain aspect of a movie or song?

 

I couldn’t wait to play with the idea of the tree dancing and we had a blast just watching the animations while up on a “fallen” tree.  *grin*

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Luke used Faris_07_Bento_Dance_MOVE! while Bre used Jana_26_Bento_Dance_MOVE!, both from Move! Animations.  There were a ton of great pictures, so it was hard to pick just one, because they looked so darn cute dancing up there!

For this shot Luke wore: {COLD-ASH} Men’s MESH DEAN Chinos (Black), GAS Men’s Tank Top – William.

Bre wore: Neve – Sawyer Top – Neutral, Truth VIP – May 2017, Vinyl – Shinoda Khakis Pak White

 

Then of course we had to work on “the lift”!  I love both of these with the different views and time of day, so I figured I’d share them both.  *grin*  And no, I wasn’t going to bother with the wet look.  I was having too much fun with the WLs.  *laugh*

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For The Lift: :LW: Poses – Dirty Dancing – couples pose (Marketplace)

Luke: {COLD-ASH} Men’s MESH DEAN Chinos (Black); Bre: Neve Top – Everyday – Baby, Truth VIP – May 2017, Vinyl – Shinoda Khakis Pak White

 

I had to give the Love is Strange© shot, although I hope to reshoot this sometime, since some of the positioning wasn’t quite what I was envisioning.  And that’s actually the gym I decorated in our house that this is taken in.  I need to take a pic of the room itself sometime, because I’m kind of proud of it.  *grin*

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For the “crawl” I used the Embody Pose MF LOVERBOY from Marketplace.

Luke is still in the same clothing as before (ever notice that Swayze’s costume designer didn’t have to do nearly as much work than any other character’s? *laugh*), plus the Men’s Shoes Anton from GAS.  Bre is in [hh] (Hilly Haalan)’s Lara Bermuda Shorts, Neve Dixie Neutral shirt, REIGN.- Lola Sneakers – Fatpack, and the same Truth VIP – May 2017 hair.  I also used the [HD] multi bento pose HUD beta I bought at the eBento event a couple of months back to help lift the head a little higher in this and the lift.

 

And what Dirty Dancing© inspired shoot would be complete without trying to duplicate the cover?  *grin*

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For “The Cover”: .::One Moon::.. Dirty Dancing Couple Pose that I found on Marketplace.  Bre’s dress is the Gaall* Marilyn Dress with the -KC- HEDY HEELS, makeup from both Alaskametro & LeLutka, and the same Truth hair. Luke went back to the {COLD-ASH} Mens MESH DEAN Chinos (Black) and GAS Men’s Shoes Anton, along with the ..::ILLI::.. Casual Polo – deluxe.

 

I figured for the cover I’d activate her tattoo layer again, since I left Luke’s on, and they look so good together in this shot.  Today’s trivial fact is that they’re both Celtic with Bre’s also having Druid rune writing along with what I suspect is actually Elven writing.  *smile*  Luke’s are straight up traditional Celtic armband tattoos.  I think this is one of my favorite themed shoots and hope you have enjoyed my Dirty Dancing© inspired theme.  Nobody put Baby in the corner this time, that’s for sure!  *grin*

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wizard Inspired Scenes

I was inspired by the recent magical event and decided to do a few different scenes inspired by the Harry Potter© series.

 

I tried my hand at a backdrop gacha and won the scene from the beginning, where the Hogwarts invitations came flying out of the chimney.  For my purposes, it happened this time for a class reunion and Bre and Luke are preparing for the trip as soon as they started getting the swarm of invitations flying.

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For this shot I used:

The Beginning – Lovely Magic Backdrop – The Bearded Guy

Luas Magic Travel Trolley Classic

Torchi Owl Statue (in the Trolley cage)

Floorplan Leather Couch Set

*SN~ Short Stacked (AKA: Something New Props and Poses store; it’s the short set of books Bre is standing on for them to hold each other)

For Bre, other than the usual info, I used:

L&B (Lapointe Bastchild) Swear Oct GG Tank Top – Womens

TRUTH Zahlee – Redhead

Maitreya – KC – Jacy Sneakers

Neve short – Watson – Lara

While Luke is in:

Stealthic – Narcotic (Unrigged)

..::ILLI::.. Signature Sergio Sneakers (L&R)

L&B *  GIANNIfit* L&B Swear Oct GG T-shirt – Mens

RIOT / Billy Bootcut Jeans – Signature Gianni

 

Next, they travelled to Hogwarts utilizing the built in poses of the backdrop, although not all poses were used.

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KraftWork – The Wizard Express Backdrop

Bre is using:

TRUTH Daphne – Redhead (all other pics of Bre)

LeLutka Axis HUD Face

::GB:: IGNIS Fire / Female Outfit with built in shoes (all other pictures)

Halo – Troubled Tree Twig – Shoulder Pet

While Luke is using in addition to the same hair:

Nishi: Uniform Harry Potter

GAS [Signature – Men’s Shoes Anton]

 

I had some fun using some Quidditch items.  Bre and Luke are using the same items as in the train, except for Bre’s shoulder pet.

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“So close!”
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“Ahhhh!”
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“Oh, I’m gonna get you this time!”

 

Quidditch Pitch Box by Dmaze, modified

Same information as on the train, along with:

::eXpression:: Props – WindChaser Broomstick (Inc: Bludger, Beater’s Equipment, Quaffle, Golden Snitch, built in poses for each type of broomstick)

 

I decided to then finish up this themed shoot, which I’ll probably revisit the theme later on because it was so much fun, by having them do some classroom work and improve on their rusty skills, after years of living among Muggles.  

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Overlooking the classroom set up

 

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First close up of scene decor

 

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Second close up of scene details

 

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“Okay, time to try a spell finally.”

 

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“Oops! I can’t believe the spell went wrong!”

 

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“Hmmm…maybe I got a word wrong in the spell…”

 

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“Oh no! I gave the cup a rat tail instead of transfiguring correctly!”

 

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“Yikes! Thank goodness I jumped back!”

 

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“Let’s try adding a bit of this to the mix and see if this goes safely…”

 

Used:

.random.Matter. – Magic Shop – Transfiguration Books

[Kres] Wizards work (décor items)

[Merak] – Hermione’s Bag

DISORDERLY. – Santa Magic (suitcases)

MadPea Potion Bottles

SPELL : Magic Floating Teapot

*~*HopScotch*~* Brooklyn Poses (Bre’s poses during spell casting)

Park Place Home Décor Desks and Chairs, poses built in (old hunt item)

MadPea Spellbound Walnutweave Wand (Bre)

MadPea Spellbound Hornspike Wand (Luke)

*!R.O!* Whiskey BENTO Pose (Luke)

WRONG – Rue GACHA. 6 (Luke)

 

I’m sorry this post was so picture heavy, but I got so inspired I couldn’t stop staging scenes with this theme.  Sometimes you just have to let that nerd/geek flag fly! 😀

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! 🙂

(And yes, it should be spelled with the letter “d” and not “t”, as “d” is the masculine.  We in the US have often made the mistake of calling the Saint by a woman’s name.  That’s today’s trivia.  *grin*)

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!  I have a personal and business blog that I previously used to publish my SL adventures on, but decided to create a dedicated site for my Second Life travels.  I hope you’ll wander a bit with me through the creativity within SL.

 

Unless otherwise noted, Breana has the Bento Maitreya Lara body, hands, and feet, with LeLutka’s Bento Simone head, On a Lark Thistle Ring, and usually Earthstone’s Countess Eyeglasses and Hello Dave nail appliers.  The madeover Luke (for those of you that have followed from the other blog; if you are new here, I drag him around for most of my adventures and photo shoots) has the Bento Signature Gianni body, hands, and feet, with the Bento LeLutka Guy head, On a Lark Thistle Ring, and usually Rebellion’s Savant Specs.  The Lelutka Axis HUD and (HD) Multi Bento Pose HUD Beta are often used in pictures, as well.

 

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Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton