Belated videos and a picture

I meant to post this awhile back, but I have been (a) lazy and (b) under the weather.  But anyway, here is the actual video of the great SL/RL machinima I reblogged last time:

In case people didn’t click through on the last post and scroll down and therefore missed it.  :)

Here also is a “What does Second Life mean to me?” video from Natascha Randt (Nat!):

which is apparently part of a whole series of videos like that, related (or not) to <a href=”https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Your-Avatar/The-What-Second-Life-Means-to-Me-Video-Share-Project/td-p/2941693″>this thread on the SL Community Forums</a>, which might be of interest to anyone who reads the SL Community Forums, and/or watches videos.

And finally here is a picture of me at SL12B.  SL12B happened, hurrah!  I spent a total of not very much time at all there; as usual, I love that these things occur, but don’t generally get to them as much as I might, because they are crowded, and I’m doing other stuff.  But I did hang from the ceiling!

Dale at SL12B

So that’s all those things that you probably knew about anyway.  :)  But still it’s nice to post here once in awhile!

How old are Dales and some gnomes?

So yeah, How Old dot Net is all the rage, and I’m sure I’m not the first person to point it at various digital-realm avatars, but here we go!

Girl Dale and Boy Dale both seem to be mid-20’s, which is plausible:

Boy Dale looks 26?

Girl Dale looks 27?

Even drowed-up for Fantasy Faire (see Michele H’s very nice coverage although given how late I always am it is probably over by when you read this):

Drow Girl Dale, too

On the other hand Spennix is, well…

Spennix, on the other hand...

as is her alternate-realm self, the Arcane Mage Tashalorum (now level 100 also with her own Castle; I think we may have seen her here or on Flickr before, at like level 12; leveling is sooo easy these days):

Tashalorum, too...

The human PNC architect there is handled more plausibly, so probably we just need a different version of How Old dot Net for each of the races of Azeroth. (But what of the half-gnomes??)

Amusingly, the male version of Tashalorum (two words: Transmorphic Tincture) is apparently an even harder problem:

Male Tashalorum ; no face??

Maybe facial hair isn’t supposed to be pink?

That’s all for now. :) All various things have been occurring as always, but I have been lazy and not weblogging them or anything. Which means they didn’t really happen yet at all!!

Steam Horse

So I’ve been meaning to do a weblog posting about Carriage Trade forever (I have some really nice pictures), and this still isn’t it :) but I got a chance to ride on a very cool Steam-Horse, and I got pictures of that, too.

Steam Horse!

(Click through to flickr for larger versions.)

The horse is actually an AV (and I am riding it through the usual trick of that we are actually both sitting on a rezzed invisible vehicle), so one can also have fun being the horse and riding around solo.

Steam Horse!

In the background of that shot, you can see another rider, riding an also very impressive skeleton horse. (Even further in the background you can see my Dreamliner parked over the Park, and not quiiite rezzed yet.) These horses and various other Hallowe’enish and otherwise things can be found at Carriage Trade North.

Steam Horse!

So very SL. :)

(Oh, and I will proudly mention that I did a little script to fix the rotation of some of the gears on the steam horse. Yay, me!)

I’m bein’ followed by a nose-shadow…

Okay, so I realize that this is reeeealy trival, but…

Here is a (scary) closeup of a (rather unflattering) picture of Boy Dale’s face. It is here not merely to frighten the children, but to call attention to the two odd shadows, or one shadow and one anti-shadow, one on either side of his (my) nose, down at the bottom.

See how there’s that one bright streak heading southwest into the shadowed side of my face, and one symmetrical dark streak heading southeast into the lit side?

What is up with those?

I’ve seen them on lots of other faces, too, they seem to be sort of built in. It’s not something subtle about the direction of the light or anything; they show up in lots of different conditions, not carefully hunted for.

Is this a quirk in the render pipeline somewhere? Is it fixed in some non-Imprudence viewer(s)? Has an alpha particle damaged the copy of OpenGL on my own personal hard drive here? Is it some weirdness in the SL face-mesh? Or are actual faces really like this, and I just didn’t notice? Or maybe it’s a clever SL watermark of some kind? (“While this appears to be a photograph of Jennifer Aniston holding up a liquor store, the nose-shadows reveal that it was cleverly forged using the Second Life world(c)(tm)(r) software platform.”)

Inquiring minds want to know!

Boy Dale Digits

Boy Dale, Digits

Finally got around to the boy digits. :)

Height – 72 (6′ 5″ by some measure)
Head size – 70
Arm length – 45
Hand size – 42 (too huge?)
Torso length – 55
Leg length – 65
Foot size – 30

T and A: :)

Body fat – 0 (lol vain again)
Pectorals – 24 (where small numbers are *bigger*)
Hip width – 55
Butt size – 50

Note how many are the same as the girl digits! If we did the face too, and more numbers in general, I expect there’d be even more similarities…

(Rather awfully-lit picture, eh? Lovely script tattoo from Sharkie’s Tattoos in Viva La Glam; most of the clothing is bits of an outfit from LNL; ancient Diversity hair, ND skin, and mysterious random sunglasses are as usual.)

My Digits! (I am late to the meme.)

My Digits!

So here are Girl Dale’s vital stats, per the meme:

Height – 55 (5’9″ by some measure)
Head size – 45
Arm length – 45
Hand size – 42 (too huge?)
Torso length – 55
Leg length – 65
Foot size – 0 (as required by all shoes in the world)

T and A: :)

Body fat – 0 (lol vain)
Breast size – 51
Hip width – 55
Butt size – 50

Skin and eyes and fingernails and tube-socks and cami from Celestial Studios (slightly tanner version of my usual skin, now that I bought a whole bunch at the big clearance sale), camo thong apparently from Vasha’s Secret.

I don’t have anything particularly profound to say about my particular numbers, or the numbers meme in general. By and large, we are pretty healthy-looking. :)

(I should do Boy Dale, too, but right now I am a girl.)

Gracie’s book!

At Gracie's

Lounging among some of the 1000+ avatar pictures (including one of me!) at Gracie’s latest location.

I’ve pre-ordered the RL book, and you can too!

I suspect this will be one of my very favorite coffeetable books ever. :)

(You can also get an inworld ThincBook preview of the RL book at that location, which is fun. And the sim down on the ground, California State University at Northridge, is a nice peaceful academic build with paths to wander and art to look at and University buildings to feel studious around; worth exploring after you admire all the AVs in Gracie’s pictures.)