A Little Whimsical at Luane’s

Bre and Luke took a little trip to the photogenic beach landscaped over at Luane’s World to reminisce over the Gidget cosplay blogged some time back. Luane has set out a lot of decorative pieces at the beach that not only bring the scene together, but they even have built in poses and animations, so we had a lot of fun exploring!

There is a lot of clothing being designed for the AvLove Momma Body right now and Whimsical Designs made what I think is the cutest bathing suit for it (not to mention it includes versions for most popular bodies!), so I couldn’t resist exploring the sim together while wearing the red version of the Brooke Swimsuit (from the fatpack). I’m not usually into polka dots, but the adorable ruffle totally made it feel extra sweet and feminine, while Luke loved the sexy cut for the bum. *grin*

After wandering a bit we had a lot of fun trying out the poses and animations built into the boat that Luane has out in the water. Some are just cute while a few are downright sexy. I definitely recommend playing with the windlights and checking out the effect of the festive lighting on the boat; just prepare to spend some time with the menu because there are a ton of fun poses, so it was hard to narrow down what I wanted to share of our adventure.

Had to revist the “Moondoggy” guitar playing from Gidget *grin*

“Come a little bit closer…”

“I’m totally in love with you. Whole, painful, true love. The kind of love that burns so intense it feels like an explosion of fireworks in your body…The love I never knew I was searching for, I found in you.” – ifthenightcouldtalk

“There’s something unusual about us. Something deeply spiritual. The way we fall into one another so naturally like our love was carved of the earth…The universe planned for us. I know it…” Beau Taplin

We decided to wander the beach after exploring the boats and seating areas. With the waves lapping at the shore, Luke took an extra moment to remind Bre that he fell in love with her long before they were ever blessed with a family.

As the sun set on our adventure, we were reminded of our times playing on the beach at Gale Retreat a couple of years ago. With the help of LumiPro, we have the perfect picture momento to tie our unexpected fairytale together.

Although the above pictures are a perfect slideshow of our beach adventure from the other day, and follow through the day nicely, I can’t resist adding a duplicate from when he patiently waited for me to play with windlights. There is something so romantic about the scene with the rich hues from the windlight kissing the shimmer on the bodies. *sigh* Add to it the sweet swimsuit and Peanut’s little bump, with the waves contrasting between the shore and out to sea, and I want to be in this moment IRL. *grin* Anyway, I hope you enjoyed our little adventure and if you’re into photography, this is the perfect time to check out Luane’s World, because her photo contest has a few days left still! Also, if you have the Momma Body, you definitely should check out Whimsical Designs. There is an awesome sale on Tuesdays and several outfits have matching options for the Animesh babies (the toddlers)!

And a few extra credits from our adventure (SLurls are from when I got the items):

Bre:

The Whimsical Designs Brooke Swimsuit Fatpack is here

Wearing Truth’s former VIP gift Bewkie

Choker: Eclat – Ari Choker

Luke:

..::ILLI::.. Swimwear Swim Shorts

Letis Tattoo :: Arm Bands Pack :: ABPACK13001 ::

Stealthic – Narcotic (Browns)

Poses:

Kneeling: K & S Poses True feeling pose 3

Walking in sunset: Entangled Poses; Ash and Caitlin (was at Pose Fair several years ago)

2 Months!

A super awesome feature of choosing the standard 9 months of pregnancy with the Zooby LoveMomma Body is that although I was down and out with Covid for nearly a month, our little SL Peanut was just fine and now that I am starting to get better, we got to celebrate the tiny bump Bre is developing!

I went ahead and made the belly semi-transparent so little Peanut shows right above the belly button 🙂

I couldn’t resist this sweet picture that just came about while trying other things.

I should be working on landscaping for Spring and really changing things up, but I spent the whole evening exploring new clothing options for the body, honestly. *laugh* It’s like when Maitreya first came out, all over again, especially since Bre will be in this body into November. *grin*

The adorable bow capri jeans are over at <MC> LM-Capris w/bow

I used the top from a combo outfit and the alpha didn’t quite work perfectly, but I couldn’t resist something showing that tiny bump. *grin* The full combo outfit is {bb} Mommy Outfit #17 (Bluebird Baby; also on MP), while I used the top alpha from Sweet Penelope’s Sport Top.

KC Couture is starting to offer a variety of shoes that include for Momma, along with the usual mesh feet, so I’ve been obsessed with their affordable options. The cute Awena sandals (not visible, but definitely deserves some credit!) from there have a ton of customizable parts. They’re shoes I’d actually wear IRL, regardless if I was PG, so I couldn’t leave them out.

Of course the Zooby LoveMomma Body (2.2) is available here (although locations may change as they get settled into having a whole shopping experience from child avatars, animesh children, and then the two mesh bodies).

And as I will use each month, the Belly Progress pose by Veiled Bae.

I couldn’t resist a little extra because I’m totally loving this free gift (mini HUD!) from Flrn Baby’s! The Lae Love Momma Top & Sarong Gift is so fun and perfect while I’ve been looking for the perfect bathing suit. Notes; this is a free join group, with amusing and cute group gifts, so it’s worth joining if you have a spot; but this gift also has no bikini bottom or alpha. So far I haven’t run into a need for an alpha other than some leg clipping that would have happened anyway with my AO and I just used the panties that generously come with the body (shhh *grin*) under the sarong.

I think Emma was just happy for a little pool time with Mommy!

Although I don’t post for Truth, I have a hard time not wearing Unravel. The perfect bit of curl and somehow accentuates the body changes, in my opinion.

As I continue to improve, I have so many fun things to blog! I found some cute poses for Luke and Bre working on the nursery, some adorable maternity clothing, and we even managed to wander a few neat places that we’d like to share, so lots more cuteness to come! 🙂

Love Will Find a Way

Despite a crazy RL lately, Luke and Bre discovered that love found a way to take them on a wild new SL adventure (as if undercover agents wasn’t enough! *laugh*). Thanks to Zooby’s new AvLove Momma body, Bre had an extra special Valentine’s gift for Luke…

Surprise!

So, seriously, where are we putting a third crib?!

(RL note: I am the “bonus mom” to “Luke’s” two sons and life didn’t travel down the pregnancy path for us, so we decided that it would be neat to go through a pregnancy and raise “our own” baby together in SL. Thanks to Carrie at Zooby and her amazing designers, we get to experience a version of parenthood with our own biological child, although of course the boys are a blessing and dream come true all ready. This gives a little super special adventure to share in SL. We’ve hit a really neat stage in SL technology to have such amazing abilities as a body that progresses through pregnancy without using sliders!)

How do you think Emma and Niall will handle a little brother or sister?

Aw!

Aw, look at “Little Peanut”!

My note: The AvLove Momma body, once pregnant, has a developing fetus that you can look at (It was hard to get a good angle with the built in transparency option, so I just panned the camera in for this shot, with it being just a little peanut *smile*). The body has a belly alpha with a HUD to control options with the body but also with the belly alpha, so if desired you can make that area of the belly semi translucent or get an adorable little “window” to watch your pixel baby develop! If you’ve ever wanted to RP pregnancy, this is by far the most awesome option you could ever get, and designers are really swinging into gear to develop fit mesh clothing to grow with the body and awesome poses, too, not to mention all of the clothing for the newborns (since you also have the option to actually buy the new Zooby Animesh Newborn instead of the AvLove Momma body and an egg, and then follow the steps to get pregnant – with three time frames to utilize for the pregnancy and an animated labor, with a HUD to pick what newborn you want [so when you buy the egg, you’re paying for a newborn to be delivered to you at labor]!). The store is a bit minimal at the moment, although there’s even a non-PG related body available as well that Zooby has developed, so I definitely recommend you go HERE! You can use your own shape even and allow the body to progress through body changes during pregnancy without ever changing your worn shape!

Another note: It is worth mentioning that like anytime a new body hits the market, there are limited clothing and skin designers for it at first. There are a few who were ready for the launch with one being Sweet Penelope (a brand you know and trust for your Zooby Animesh if you’re familiar with the Zooby Animesh experience), who has this incredibly adorable sports bra and pants in floral, with a quickly growing inventory of clothing options for the new body. The body has The Skinnery skin tones built in, and they often have sales for the various popular heads available. Bre has a bit of a skin neck line ATM because we didn’t feel that any of matching head skins really suited Bre, so I kept on my preferred skin and haven’t played with adjusting the neck shading yet.

Love found a way for Luke and Bre to be reunited in RL after 19 years and now spend both the rest of their/our lives together in both worlds. What an exciting new SL adventure to share!

Credits:

AvLove Momma Body by AvLove Momma (Zooby)

PG test purchased via body HUD

Clothing: Sweet Penelope (Zooby mesh clothing designer, works throughout all stages of pregnancy)

Bre hair: Truth – Unravel; Truth – Soiree

Bre skin: Glam Affair

Poses built into Trompe Loeil bed

Luke hair: Stealthic – Narcotic

Luke skin: Not Found: Ruddy

Clothing: Riot – Billy Bootcut Jeans

Luke Shape: altered from Clef de Peau. Body Tight Steve T3 [LELUTKA]

Lighting: LumiPro and FS WL

Head Posing: [HD]multi bento pose HUD beta v.1.41

All My Love

After losing a few months while trying to get the blog back due to problems with two-step authentication, Luke and Bre are back with life’s biggest adventure…love.

Crazy in Love, Always

Bre and Luke hit the pre-Valentine’s Day sales across the grid and couldn’t resist a silly set of themed tees in honor of the holiday. With the Something New – His N Hers pose that mimicked the tees, it was time for a selfie while taking a break from landscaping.

Credits:

Pose: Something New – His N Hers

Shirts: Spice Heaven (sold separately in male and female HUDs)

Bre skin: Glam Affair

Bre Pants: Neve – Minnie Classic

Bre hair: Truth – Serenity

Luke hair: Stealthic – Narcotic

Luke skin: Not Found – Ruddy

Luke Shape: altered from Clef de Peau. Body Tight Steve T3 [LELUTKA]

Just a Night Away

After some tense missions and Bre spending a lot of time training Eva, Luke got Eva to come over and watch the kids for the night. After some clumsy missteps due to Luke blindfolding Bre to make their evening a surprise, he finally picked her up and carried her to the luxury tree house at the edge of the property. With everything going on lately the tree house had sat unused all of Spring and he thought the little staycation away from all of the daily distractions might be just what they needed.

Bre was glad to get the blindfold off, just in time to enjoy a light picnic dinner among the fireflies outside of the tree house as the sun began to set. She couldn’t resist snuggling up to her thoughtful husband as they watched the sunset.

Kissed by the coastal sunset

Sometimes a look says it all.

As night fell they headed inside and went up to the sleeping loft, but were too keyed up to go to sleep. So what does a couple do when they have a night away and can’t sleep? Have a pillow fight, of course!

They may be in a set of cute couples pajamas, but the little spoon wasn’t sweet and adorable when she managed to land a few good hits on the big spoon!

After wearing themselves out and making a mess out of the loft with their shenanigans, they grabbed the bedding and headed downstairs. Luke started a fire to keep the night chill at bay and they finally began to unwind. It’s fun and romantic nights like this that keep those butterflies in Bre’s tummy when Luke pulls her close.

Luke’s Credits:

Hair: Vango. – Jonny (Browns)

Shoes: ..::ILLI::.. Sergio Sneakers

Clothing: .epoch. – richard jammies – shirt – BLACK, pants – black, couples graphic HUD

Bre’s Credits:

Hair: Truth – Ambriel (Former group gift)

Shoes: Reign – Lola Sneakers

Clothing: .epoch. – yoni tshirt – black, pants – black, couples graphic HUD

Poses:

First picture: [west end] Poses – It’s you I Fell Into (adapted via [HD] multi bento pose HUD)

Second picture: [west end] Poses – Forever (not the one on MP) (adapted via [HD] multi bento pose HUD)

Third picture: Luanes World Poses – Pillow fight couples pose

Last picture: Luanes World BENTO Poses – Made To Love (Facial expressions via LeLutka Evolutions HUD)

Treehouse: Trompe Loeil – Kelsin Treehouse

Chapter 3 of the Adventures of Agent Kincaid

(Please be patient while I get familiar with this new editing/writing format! Also, if you’ve been following the blog, you’ve seen two posts of Luke and Bre in fighting scenes at The Ohm Sim, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to make a mini-story to work into Bre’s life adventures. I hope you like them and will stick with me as I get used to writing this version of posts! *smile*)


Agent Kincaid, I know we agreed on some downtime following the recent extractions you and your husband have done recently, but I need to cut into your time off. I need you to train a new agent for your team in hand-to-hand combat. Not only are you one of the best trainers on our team, but I believe this assignment would be best handled by you, since it involves your sister. Eva was recently accepted and I had the opportunity to get her for our team. I believe that the three of you will make a really strong base for the team due to the family relationships and familiarity with one another. I wanted to wait to notify Eva of her approval to our team and about starting her training until I had contacted you. Please let me know when you are available and I will contact Agent Eva.”

Bre was absolutely floored by her handler’s text. She had no idea that Eva had any desire to be an agent, especially after some of the injuries she saw Luke and Bre recover from following intense missions, but if she wanted to be an agent, thankfully she’d be in this team!

It would take extra work to not let Bre’s concerns for Eva’s safety be a distraction, just like it was a struggle when Luke was on a joint mission, but at least Eva would get some extra training and since Bre knew her weaknesses, Bre could train Eva harder in those areas. Hopefully Eva would realize that Bre wouldn’t take it easy on her and starting with hand-to-hand was going to be a bloody start…

I got to document their painful and bloody training session, although I usually document Bre’s missions. I was so glad that I wouldn’t have to disinfect the mat when they were done!

Just a few rounds in, Eva had proven that she could get a few good hits in, but she wasn’t ready for the real training to start. Bre had to be a bit ruthless and I think it caught Eva by surprise.

Eva still had trouble blocking punches, although she was much quicker to avoid any kicks or sweeps. I was impressed that she managed to land a great hit that immediately began to blossom into a black eye on Bre, but the blood was starting to fly.

I was impressed that Eva managed to keep going until she had gotten some great hits in, even started to block punches, and kept going for a while despite breaking her nose. Bre may have been doing this for a while, but I know that she still hated getting sprayed when a nose breaks. She worked hard to not be squeamish about blood, but apparently there’s a part that’s still girly enough to be grossed out about anything from someone else’s nose getting on her. Wiping her kids’ noses is one thing; getting it on her is another!

I just couldn’t resist taking a picture of the aftermath of the first training fight. Poor Eva could hardly stand anymore, but she showed great promise. Hopefully her next round of training won’t be so bloody.

Maybe I’m a bit morbid, but I think Bre looked kind of badass in this last picture I managed to take. Boxing, blood, and bruises, all without bullets flying. Now that’s something to make an Agent smile a bit…

Eva’s credits:

..::SD::.. Fingerless Leather Gloves Maitreya Bento

Truth hair – Alison

Pants: Neve – Bootlegger

Top: ZFG – luci hell

LeLUTKA Erin Head 1.2

Maitreya Lara

[ west end ] Shapes – Andi

[b][s]: Shiner

Izzie’s – Bloody Lips

LeLUTKA.BloodyMurder.002

Bre’s credits:

..::SD::.. Fingerless Leather Gloves Maitreya Bento

Izzie’s – Bloody Lips

Izzie’s – Bruised Eyes

1 Hundred. Blood Splatter Tattoo

Peacekeeper Aeryn (outfit)

Truth hair – Destiny

Pose credits:

One Moon Boxing Pose Set

*CS* (Coming Soon) Corner – Set

Fanxy – Gift Pose 2 (closeup of just Bre)

Posed – True Friends (when leaning together)

Bre’s Text – Truth Paradise hair; Fashiowl Everyday Phone with Lorien Phone Pose Set

(Private Location)

Emma Turns 3

Since I have been styling Emma to look a bit older than what Animesh is able to grow with, for Emma’s third birthday she got a new Toddleedoo body.  There are still a lot of little tweaks to come, as with any new makeover, but it’s allowed for some exciting opportunities for posing and interacting, while Niall remains an infant.

 

Emma 3rd Birthday_002
Emma turns 3 and Gets a Makeover!

 

Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Pose_016
Emma’s Birthday Party

 

Emma and Mommy 5 20 RP FA0063_001
A Little Mommy and Me Time

 

Emma and Mommy 5 20 EnIIPose Family_002
Stargazing with Mommy

 

Emma and Mommy 5 20 RP FA0072_002
The End of a Special Day

 

Although I wish I could have kept Emma as a Zooby, I’m really eager to utilize poses and have more interactive opportunities, and look forward to the day that there is a Zooby Animesh youth.

 

Pose credits:

Stargazing: EnIIPose Family

Blowing Bubbles: RP FA0063

The End of a Special Day: RP FA0072

 

Two Out of Three Angels Isn’t Bad

The other night found Luke and Bre back at the Ohm location, but this time during a helicopter extrication after rescuing an asset.  Although the third “Angel” was not available, Luke and Bre fought back the assailants long enough for the other team to secure the asset, and I had the chance to take a few photographs to document their tactical work, which would otherwise forever remain unknown.

 

Unfortunately the enemy had all ready attacked the local police department’s response team, but were able to get away safely as Luke and Bre dangled from the helicopter’s rope ladder, providing cover fire.  Near the end, Bre grew frustrated and retrieved her favorite weapon to make sure that the assailants would back off.

 

Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Pose_009

 

Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Pose_005

 

Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Pose_013

 

Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Pose_017

 

 

Credits:

Luke: [WAZ] Integrated Tactical Shirt (Black), [WAZ] Integrated Tactical Pants (Black)

A&D *GIFT* BOOTS ~Casey~ Basics [150130U]

[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Mesh Body

Stealthic – Baron (Browns)

LeLUTKA Skyler Head 1.2

Not Found – Russel Skin Ruddy (Lelutka)

[SteinWerk] – Alphabeat Glasses

 

Bre: TRUTH Paradise – Redhead

Peacekeeper Aeryn Outfit

Machine Gun found in inventory from a previous hunt (for last picture)

LeLUTKA Erin Head 1.2

Glam Affair – Rika – Lelutka Evolution

[ west end ] Shapes – Hazel (Lelutka Erin Evolution) (modified to my preferences)

 

SLurl for Ohm: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Regulus/108/56/21 (adult)

Pose: Synnergy Rics Angel Bento Poses (3 person pose like “Somebody’s” Angels, but made 3rd poseball transparent)

 

Color Experiment Via LUMIPro

A little guide to SL photography…

As mentioned previously, I ran across some striking portraits on Pinterest, under photography ideas, that I wanted to challenge myself to try with SL digital photography.  I attached my trusty LUMIPro lighting HUD and began to experiment.  Although it is expensive, if you’re into photography or blogging SL pictures, I think this awesome HUD is well worth the cost and can do some amazing things.  Warning, this is going to have a lot of pictures because I wanted to showcase the different colors and how you can achieve incredibly different looks via angles.  All were taken with the midnight windlight.  Please also note that I used the stylist with my Truth hair to move the hair so that colors could be emphasized, etc.  (How in the world did we make do with the old fashioned hair?!  Truth spoiled me for other brands by being one of the first to offer the stylist options.  lol)

 

First, I started with the original soft lighting it provides utilizing the butterfly lighting selection.

Bre Color Model Experiment A Original Butterfly

 

I then customized the color of the lighting balls (think of poseballs but emit light instead) and moved their positions a bit, to cast the light across the body slightly differently than it usually does with the butterfly lighting option.  Instead of utilizing the RGB default that creates the natural soft hue, I changed one to blue, one to pink, and another to purple.  I also adjusted the intensity and falloff of the lighting (seriously, this thing is so customizable it’s insane).  At first I made pink the dominant right color and a softer blue to the left side, with a hint of purple from lower behind (it actually just pumped up the color of the other two instead of changing the effect).

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Blue

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Blue Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Distant Blue

 

I wanted to provide a closeup of the first pose to show the difference between the color falloff I had set.  If you notice in the first picture, her legs are closer to the normal soft RGB hue, whereas the emphasis of color is focused on her face.  Not only did I customize that setting, but I also positioned the blue and pink attached lighting balls on the sides of her face  (I always leave them attached and just hide them when taking pictures or not in use, since they don’t have much complexity impact at all).  I think the second pose shows how a slightly different angle made the hands and left cheek really pretty.

 

I then moved the purple lighting ball higher, so it cast a slightly different hue to the pictures and I thought they turned out really gorgeous, so I had to include them.  🙂  Plus, that crouched position shows off the lighting SO well in my opinion.  Note how the pink is more of a kiss of color instead of being so dominant, since I brought the darker tones to the forefront.

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Purple Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Pink and Purple

 

For the next set I tried one with the pink still at the left side, but then I made the blue and purple lighting balls more dominant, which I think gives a whole different feel to the pictures, despite being repeats of the same poses as previous ones.  I also moved the balls around between shots, so some pictures are darker and more striking to me.

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark Distant Sitting

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark w Pink Highlight

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark and Blue Closeup

 

Bre Color Model Experiment Dark Standing

 

I then couldn’t resist a more active shot that shows off how the three colors light different areas of the body and I think color gives it even more impact, but that could just be me and my being proud of my experiment while I had a lot of fun.  *grin*

 

Bre Color Model Experiment LW Poses Be Fearless

 

Hubba hubba does that hint of skin pop with the color! And a tattoo with lace never worked so well together. 😉

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my little lighting color experiment and maybe sparked a little creativity in you.  Also, I really hope that if you’re into SL photography that you consider the investment into LUMIPro (not sponsored, just really impressed by it), after seeing some of the options it offers.  It offers so many options without using harsh WLs or face lights/projectors, and I seriously love that I can share it with others, so when Luke and I take pictures together, like in the apocalyptic Ohm shoot, I can gently light both of us with just a couple clicks.

 

Have a great day and enjoy your SL travels! 🙂

 

Pose Credits:

All but the last were from West End Poses Spring Daisy Pose Collection, although I didn’t use the flower and let my AO shift my hands and head for some pictures.  (Note: they moved recently, and I’m having trouble logging in, so I may have the old SLurl.  I’m sorry if I do!)

The last pose is the Luanes World pose named Be Fearless.