Pleasing Aesthetic – Episode 9

Right! Time to drag that musclebound Niramyth Aesthetic body out of the closet once more and create a look with it. First things first, there’s a pretty good basic tutorial available from Niramyth to help you get started with the Aesthetic body (and head). I will be combining the Aesthetic body with a Lelutka mesh head this time, which is a first for me.

When you use the Aesthetic body with its own mesh head, you just plonk it on and you’re done. Using this body with another mesh head takes just a little extra effort. After you have applied the medium or light skin that comes with Aesthetic Enzo (see basic tutorial), you need to unpack the “Bento HeadBlender for Medium & Light” and add the appropriate version. As I am using the medium skin on the Aesthetic body and I have a dark hairbase on my Lelutka mesh head , the best option for me is “HeadBlender_Medium-Skin_(BENTO) – Black_Hair”. You can then use the Color & Alpha HUD to tint the body and achieve a closer skin tone match with your mesh head. The use of the Color HUD is also covered in the basic tutorial. Obviously you will have to create or purchase a shape that works for both the Lelutka mesh head and the Aesthetic body. I’ve created my own and you’ll find the link to it in the credits, once I’ve gotten round to putting up in Marketplace. Right! After all that, I had to go shopping and get myself some new threads for this particular body.

If you’re looking for original sexy and perhaps just slightly kinky attire for the Aesthetic body, then Guilty is a good place to start at. Make sure that whatever you purchase, is displaying the Aesthetic logo or that size won’t be included. It’s wise to always get a demo first of course. For those of you with a strong preference for leather and something strappy, the “Cruising” singlet should peak your interest. I personally found the idea of this singlet on the muscular Aesthetic body irresistible and I’m not even that much into this body, but hey, in for a penny, in for a pound. Right? This could so easily have been an episode of my series on leather and latex fetish wear.

If you’re heading for the beach and need something to show a modicum of modesty, you can find the tiny pair of “Karin” bikini briefs at Imagine Moda. I had a look around at this store and found that most, if not all of their items support the Aesthetic body, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Right, now lets end things with a “propper” outfit. You can’t go far wrong with a hoodie and jeans. I didn’t go shopping for these, instead I just rummaged around in my inventory, looking for items that included the Aesthetic size, or the Enzo version as it is often referred to in the item names. I settled on a pair of ripped jeans by Invictus, a colourful hoodie by TonkTastic and the L&B Swear low top sneakers.

Credits

  • Niramyth Aesthetic mesh body
  • Lelutka Luka mesh head
  • Birth Ozias skin for Lelutka Evo mesh heads. As I’m using this skin as a BOM layer, I’m using the alpha layer that comes with the head that hides the body and system eyes. Sadly, there is no matching skin available for the Aesthetic body, so that is why we use the head blender and tint the body to match the face, as mentioned above.
  • Billy Beaverhausen Dominique shape
  • Camo Makko dreads
  • Avi-Glam Erudite eyes (applies on the mesh heads that come with the Lelutka head)
  • Guilty Cruiser leather singlet
  • Imagine Moda Karin bikini briefs
  • Invictus ripped jeans
  • TonkTastic Zip Hoodie
  • Lapointe & Bastchild Swear Low Top Sneakers

Locker Room Talk

The Urban Dictionary defines locker room talk as “Any manner of conversation that polite society dictates be held privately – with small groups of like-minded, similarly gendered peers – due to its sexually charged language, situations or innuendos.” These days I’ve personally occasionally had the feeling that any talk about the possible outbreak of a (nuclear) third world war should be confined to that kind of space as well. I know, I know! Burying my head in the sand won’t stop it either, but it’s like being out on a nice hike somewhere in the stunning countryside, enjoying the beautiful vistas and then making an unfortunate fall and breaking your leg. The quality of that walk would have been severely diminished if you would have known all along that you were going to break your leg. Constantly being consciously aware of a broken leg being just around the corner, wouldn’t exactly improve the ramble either. Imagine trying to enjoy that outdoor experience with a couple of friends who find it necessary to share their views and expertise on just how you are most likely about to break your leg, based on what they saw on the news last night. Sometimes you can’t even stop yourself from joining in! You’ll be like: “yeah, I think the leg has lost its senses,” and you hate yourself for it! Sometimes I just need everybody to shut up.

Luckily I have Second Life™ to lose myself in for a couple of hours now and again. I can have wholesome fun making some changes to the interiors of my homes or can let a new jockstrap inspire me to create another one of my titillating “Batting For The Other Team” scenes. In those moments, there is no such thing as the real world and I believe we all need this kind of relieve from reality now and again. Someone knew what they were doing when they invented the concept of “entertainment.” That must have been how cavemen drawings started out. Luckily we are a bit more spoiled for options these days. I met a woman from Lithuania this week and she said that one of her fears was that everything would go back to the communist regime she grew up in. “We had one sausage, one kind of milk…” Both my childish sense of humor and my horror at the depravity of it all kinda stopped me from listening beyond “one sausage”. Some say choice is an illusion, but I for one rather like that illusion. I tend to take issue with things that are forced upon me, certainly a sausage. Anyhoo, speaking of choices, I’ll leave you with the credits now so you can go pick and chose for yourself.

Credits

  • Noche Wade jockstrap out at Fameshed now until March 27th and of course at their main store ones this round of Fameshed has ended.
  • Baseball outfit: Noche Robinson pants and socks, Tylie Ruth shirt (you can purchase this shirt at Noche as well), Modulus Lewis hat & hair, Semller Two-Plat sneakers.
  • Blond avatar: Lelutka Logan mesh head, Meshbody Legacy, Birth Rai skin for Lelutka EvoX mesh heads and their body skin for Legacy, hairbase and beard included with mesh head, Avi-Glam Borealis eyes (applied to mesh eyes that come with head), Billy Beaverhausen Frank shape.
  • If you want details on any of the other avatars, let me know in the comments here on in Flickr.

Trying to chill

Last Friday I got hit with the “what’s the use” blues at work, sometime around noon. I got through the rest of the day by putting myself on autopilote and just getting on with things. I just find it so depressing that we haven’t even come to the end of a global pandemic crisis yet and already some power-hungry Russian twat feels the need to invade the neighbouring country and now we all have to wonder if that’s where it will stop. I was glad to see Friday evening finally arrive and thanked The Powers That Be (in this case South Korean TV producers and the Belgian TV Channel VTM) for a new round of The Masked Singer.

Ironically we’ve been blessed with a couple of gloriously crisp but very sunny winter days in Stockholm this weekend. I say ironically, because an overcast sky would have been a better fit for the sense of doom and gloom that’s hanging over my head these days. Between the sunshine, looking at Stockholm’s architecture like I’m a tourist, some quiet knitting at a coffee place and enough entertainment to keep my mind of things, I managed to more or less charge the batteries for another week of putting out fiers, solving problems and maybe actually getting some work done. Obviously I still get some joy out of my Second Life™ too, or I wouldn’t bother with this blog. I don’t know how save we’d be as digitalised versions of our selves in a virtual world, but sometimes the thought/dream of that possibility seems very alluring… Wait, isn’t that basically The Matrix? So what’s going to be, the red pill or the blue pill?

Credits

  • All items worn are by Noche: Xavior Knit Sleeves, Oliver Crop Vest, Morgan Underwear and Athletic Socks.
  • Legacy mesh body
  • Lelutka Luka mesh head
  • Birth Ozias skin for Lelutka mesh heads + their skin for the Legacy mesh body
  • Stray Dog ADD ON Renato Hair Base
  • Rebellion Savant Specs
  • Billy Beaverhausen Kedar shape (originally made for Meshbody Athletic)
  • Fancy Decor Carter Fireplace Fatpack
  • Floorplan Pile of Books (includes the pillow with several animations)
  • Petrichor Masse Planter
  • Eli Baily Smith Wardrobe
  • Jian Kitten Collection Static (Inquisitive) (the sleeping Corgi is an old group grift and no longer available)
  • Kunst Makbook V

Latex & Leather Fetish 8

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted something for the Latex & Leather Fetish series, but I found the Xavior Latex Sleeves by Noche, currently out at EQUAL10 (ends March 5th), particularly inspiring.

There are burlesque theatres in Second Life™ but I’m not sure if any of them offer opportunities for male dancers, but for my photoshoots I do occasionally revisit my concept of a backstage lounge where the boys make themselves at home in between Shows. If you want to find a burlesque club with (mostly) female dancers, I suggest you take a look in the SL Destination Guide to see what’s on offer. I think it’s best we let the boys enjoy some time off now, because it looks like something is blossoming there… A more adult version of the image is available on my Patreon page.

Credits

  • Noche Xavior Latex Sleeves, currently at EQUAL10 until March 5th and at Noche’s main store after that. The sleeves are rigged for Belleza Jake and Meshbody Legacy & Athletic.
  • Noche Latex Tom Thong, comes with four bulge sizes and is rigged for Gianni, Jake and Legacy.
  • Noche Cross Pasties, suitable for Belleza Jake and Meshbody Legacy & Athletic.
  • Riot Shae Thigh High Boots – Latex, rigged for several female bodies and also for Adam, Belleza Jake, Male Slink and Signature Gianni.
  • Fakeicon Mary Gems Collar – Gold, the only male body this is rigged for is Belleza Jake.
  • Belleza Jake mesh body (both).
  • Redhead:
    • Exile Nox hair and hairbase.
    • Stray Dog Hikaru skin for Lelutka + their body skin for Belleza Jake.
    • Beard, brows and freckles come with the head.
  • Brunette:
    • Stealthic Reach hair and hair base.
    • Clef De Peau Allan skin for Lelutka (brows and freckles included) + their body skin for Belleza.
    • Hair base and beard come with the mesh head.
    • Billy Beaverhausen Grant shape.
  • Foxcity Lipstick Lounge (adjusted).
  • Abedul Lamp Man (can’t find landmark for this at the moment).
  • Apple Fall: Empire Coffee Table (you’ll find it in the Outlet area and it was free when I last checked), Argentinian Malbec (that’s the wine, in case your not a connoisseur) and whine glasses (both freebies), Naught Things Tray.
  • Ariskea: Hybrid Roses – Cherry and Peonies Gift Box. I couldn’t find these two particular items at the store currently, but the store is well worth a visit if your into a romantic style.
  • Jian Kitten Pillow.

Valentine Shop & Hop

If with my previous post Valentine’s Day was rapidly approaching, with this post it is getting near to the point where it will start banging at your door, insisting to be let in. I of course will meet it with my sincerest grumpy cat impression and tell it NO! But that doesn’t mean I can’t go to the Second Life™ Shop & Hop event, because who doesn’t love a bargain? That’s some kind of love too, right? You’ve gotta hurry to still catch this event though, it ends on February 15th.

One example is the Blague set by Fancy Decor. You can get the fatpack at a 50% discount, which will get you the bed, end table, lamp, rug, bench and artwork at a steal. As always the Shop & Hop event is held at a number of sims, all stitched together to appear as one large festive shopping mall. You’ll find the Fancy Decor booth at the Poppy sim.

I also came across the very flashy sequin briefs by Cheerno and grabbed the with a 30% discount. These briefs are rigged for Jake, Legacy and Enzo and you’ll find the Cheerno booth at the Lupine sim. Don’t forget that there are also loads of gifts at the Valentine Shop & Hop. Unfortunately for those of use with male avatars, most of the gifts are for female avatars and in SL it isn’t a case of being brave enough to be “none binary” in your choice of clothing, because female clothing simply doesn’t fit on a male avatar. Truth be told, real life me ain’t gonna look good in a little black dress either. Anyhoo, I’m digressing again. The see through “Black Heart” shirt is a gift by Reinvent and you’ll find their booth right next to the one for Cheerno at the Lupine sim.

I’ve made some adult extra steamy bathroom threesome scenes to go with this post. Head over to my Patreon page to see them and show your support of my blog by becoming a Patron.

Credits (referring to the group shot)

  • Mesh bodies: Belleza Jake (left), Meshbody Legacy (right and middle).
  • Mesh heads: Lelutka Logan (left and middle), Lelutka Luka.
  • Skins: Stray Dog Mark for Lelutka EvoX (left), Vendetta Phillip for Lelutka EvoX (middle), Birth Ozias for Lelutka Evo (obviously this can be worn on EvoX heads, just click the Evo button in the Lelutka HUD). All face skins are combined with the matching body skins from the same creators.
  • Hair: Stealthic Hysteria (left), Vango Neil (middle, group gift), Stray Dog ADD ON Renato Hairbase (right).
  • Beards all come with the head.
  • Tattoos: Fewness Tumb Tattoo and BadWolf face tattoo for EvoX heads (left), Dappa Forme tattoo (middle).
  • Noche Zedd Onesie at Fameshed until February 27th, check Noche’s main store at any later date. The onesie is rigged for Belleza Jake and Meshbody Legacy & Athletic.
  • Noche Tommy Towel. The version shown in the bedroom scene is a prop, but there’s a wrap-around wearable version for Belleza, Gianni and Legacy.
  • Shapes: all three are my own shapes, the one on the right is named Luka and currently is the only one of these three that’s available for purchase.
  • If you fancy the Fancy Decor Blague bedroom set (or just some items from it), you will still find it at their main store after the Valentines Shop & Hop.
  • The same goes for the sequence briefs, you’ll find those at the Cheerno / Nexus store. I couldn’t find them their yet today, so maybe they used the event to launch this product and it will be up at their store soon. If not, then at least they have plenty of other briefs to choose from.

Another “holiday” is getting near

It feels like only yesterday we were counting down the seconds to let in the new year with high hopes for something better than what we’ve been experiencing the past two years, but in fact already more than a month has passed and we’re fast approaching one of those holidays that isn’t even an official holiday (seriously, we need more public holidays!) but from a commercial point of view it’s a really big thing.

Let’s face it, you’re going to be smacked in the face with heart motives, candy and flowers (often red roses) in shop window whether you appreciate it or not. Personally I think the idea behind Valentine’s Day isn’t too bad. I mean sure, you should show appreciation for your loved ones on any given day without feeling the social pressure to do so and I’m not too sure about that whole anonymous Valentine thing. There’s a fine line between a secret admirer and a stalker. But on the other hand, it can also be the perfect day to finally let someone know how you feel about them. Obviously you may get rejected, but at least then you (hopefully) can move one. What I definitely don’t appreciate about this day, is the assumption that anyone who hasn’t got a special something, must feel at least a little bit miserable on Valentine’s. Nope! Personally I don’t really care. It is what it is. You’re getting a box of chocolates from your honey, I’ll just get my own. And with that I’ll just leave you with the credits, so you can also get your own new onesie.

Credits

  • Noche Zedd Onesie at Fameshed until February 27th, check Noche’s main store at any later date. The onesie comes in sizes for Beleza Jake and the Legacy as well as Athletic mesh body. That last one should be considered as “experimental”, but I’m using the Athletic body for this post and it fit perfectly.
  • Black avatar:
    • Lelutka Luka mesh head
    • Athletic mesh body
    • Birth Ozias skin for Lelutka mesh heads (this is not a Lelutka EvoX skin, so make sure to switch to Evo in the hud that comes with your Lelutka head) + Birth’s matching body skin for the Legacy mesh body
    • Stray Dog Add On Renato hair base (again, this is Evo, not EvoX)
    • Avi Glam Solstice eyes applied to the mesh eyes that come with the head
    • Beard comes with the head
    • Billy Beaverhausen Kedar shape
  • White avatar:
    • Lelutka Logan mesh head
    • Legacy mesh body
    • Vendetta Phillip skin for Lelutka EvoX mesh head + their matching body skin for Legacy
    • Vango Neil hair (group gift)
    • Beard and hair base come with head
  • Foxcity Photobooth – The Book Nook
  • All books and the coral specimen are by Apple Fall
  • Gold coffee bean (group gift) and the wooden box with painted lid are by Fancy Decor
  • Exotic plants/button fern by Vespertine
  • Jian Kitten Pillow

Nipplegate and other hypocrisy

As we are approaching February 1st and the anniversary of the “Nipplegate” scandal, let’s just pause a minute and reflect on how utterly ridiculous it is that this mishap got so much attention at the time and how the story still hasn’t completely died out. Apparently after that wardrobe malfunction the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) fined CBS for an indecency violation of $27,500 and increased it to $325,000 and later increased it again to $550,000, but apparently that was thrown out in court. I don’t know what they eventually ended up paying and CBS probably could afford it, but we are talking about a nipple. A NIPPLE! Not even two, just one. You know, those things that don’t appear to have any function on the male body other than being decorative and fun to play with… Mind you, I know some people that fit that description.

Also, the nipple wasn’t completely au naturelle. Janet had some kind of starburst thing on it. I don’t know if that was a piercing or some kind of clamp and I’m also not sure if it made things worse or not. That takes me to nipple accessories in Second Life™… I know right, good segue! Noche has just launched nipple Cross Pasties and I dare say that, instead of protecting your modesty, these sexy shiny little stick-on nipple covers actually make your bare chest ever so slightly more obsceen, in a good way. I took it pretty far here with my photoshoot, in a dungeon with a doggy mask, leather and latex galore, but I think these would be great as club wear too, with a pair of leather trousers and Doc. Martin boots.

But to go back to reflecting on “moral indecency”. Sometimes I feel there is a comparable hypocritic approach to Second Life™. Clearly there is a lot of interest in what must be classed as adult behaviour / entertainment in our virtual world, but for many people it remains their dirty little secret. When discussion sex with friends, it takes a certain amount of confidence to say: “my sex life is purely virtual these days.” At least, that’s what I feel anyway. Meanwhile people are still engaging in unprotected real life sex and passing on STDs and an alarming rate, but somehow I’m the weirdo for having pixel sex? We probably do live in a slightly more understanding world than, let’s say fifty years ago, but we still have a long long way to go. Even homophobia and the hate crimes related to it seem to be on the rise again. Another reason why for some people Second Life™ is their only possible temporary relief from living a lie. I’ll leave you here with this food for thought and the credits. nom nom nom

Credits

  • Faces aren’t really visible, so I’m not mentioning mesh heads
  • Left and middle avatars are using the Belleza Jake mesh body, the avatar on the right has the Legacy mesh body.
  • Items worn:

Initiating Inithium

A while ago I spotted a new-ish male mesh body and found out that it has it’s own event (not on right now). The body is named Kario by Inithium and it’s one of those that will attract the kind of market that loves bodybuilders or fitness models at the extremer end of muscularity. It’s not totally my cup of tea, but I do like showcasing something different on my blog every now and again, so I grabbed myself that muscle mary and dragged it home with me.

The body comes complete with a starter kit, including some outfits, body hair, a tattoo and even a face skin for Lelutka EvoX mesh heads by Not Found. However, there’s a side note to that. I put on the Not Found skin, then added the ear tattoo (as one does with Lelutka EvoX mesh heads) and then added the body skin and while I found it gave me a seamless neck, I also noticed that for some reason the body skin adds some shading to the head which ruins the ear seam. Seriously! So that’s going to be a thing now? Ear seam issues! Why does the body skin even do anything with the mesh head! Leave the head alone! (as well as Britney)

Luckily there already is a body skin available at Not Found for Kario and it does leave the head alone. You can either use this with any skin from the Not Found range for Lelutka EvoX heads, or with the above mentioned Not Found skin that comes with the body. I didn’t know what came with the body when I purchased Kario at the Inithium event and I impulsively also bought the body skin by Not Found as well as their John skin for Lelutka heads. I mean, it was all right there and I thought, in for a penny, in for a pound. As it turns out, I’m happy with how this look came together without ear issues! Maybe someone will mention the ears to the Inithium creator(s) and they’ll rework the skins that come with the body. Or maybe someone will read this and tell me I was doing something wrong. “I’m open to suggestions,” he says in his bedroom voice. On a very positive note, I have to say this body comes with some nice extras like the tank top, shorts and sneakers our running man is wearing here. You also get some swim shorts, sweatpants and flip flops, so the basics of sporty lounge wear are more or less covered.

Location Oost Beach (Adult)

One of the brands that are slowly updating some of their items to fit the Kario body is Guilty. OK, a the Jacker jacket and Slup thong make a weird combination, but It’s my beach time and I do with it what I want. That is the best approach to Second Life™ in general anyway. Obviously one needs to respect the particular rules any given sim may have, but apart from that it’s your SL and you do with it what you want. It’s your party and you cry if you want to. And on that happy note I’ll leave you with the credits. I’m sure we’ll be seeing more of Kario in the future.

Credits

  • Inithium Kario mesh body
  • Lelutka Devon mesh head
  • Not Found John skin for Lelutka EvoX mesh heads and their matching body skin for the Kario body. I’m also wearing their nipple hider and have enabled the mesh nipples in the body’s hud
  • Billy Beaverhausen Russell shape
  • The body comes with a set of Nexus body hair, but I have mixed it with another more subtle set I’ve purchased at Nexus. The pubic area, trail and chest hair are from the Nexus A02 set. The arm and leg hair comes with the body.
  • Hair base (#28) and beard come with the head
  • Lewis hair and hat by Modulus
  • Gold shorts in the first shot are by Kat.Zo
  • As already mentioned the Jacker jacket and Slup thong are by Guilty

Let’s get real – Episode 1

Maybe it’s writer’s block, but I couldn’t think of anything Second Life™ related to write about, so I thought I’d start up another subseries in this blog, dedicated to day-to-day real life stuff. Maybe you couldn’t care less, but at least it’ll be an outlet for myself.

Let’s start with the good old chestnut and the most reliable talking topic of them all: the weather! Winter has been a boomerang affair in Stockholm. By that I mean that snow has been coming and going and just when I thought we’d seen the last of the white stuff for this winter and I had pretty much thrown the very idea of snow to the furthest resesses of my mind, I opened the curtains the other day to a full blanked of the fresh pristine looking fluffy stuff. What was I thinking anyway? Of course winter wasn’t going to be over yet, Silly Billy. So instead of seeing me wandering around in town working om my step count, you’re more likely to find me at home, being very unproductive and hanging out in my t-shirt and pants or at most a pair of sweatpants when I have to take the trash out or maybe have to head down to the laundry room. There is just something about snow that puts me in slow motion mode.

Let’s talk TV now. I recently finally finished the Battlestar Galactica series from 2004-2009 and it gave me a sense of achievement, mixed with mild abandonment issues and anticlimactic disappointment… I should watch it again some time. If you’re a Second Life™ clothing creator, I urge you to take a look at the uniform the actors were wearing to play a game of “Pyramid” in the 70’s version of Battlestar Galactica. Luckily/sadly they left that behind when they rebooted the series.
I’m also watching The Masked Singer on VTM, a Belgian tv-channel catering for the Dutch-speaking area of the country. There are no English subtitles, but you can always appreciate the performances and costumes and skip the bla bla in between. I may have mentioned once or twice on this blog that I’m a Belgian living in Sweden. I usually don’t care much for Belgian TV, but I happily make an exception for The Masked Singer. There’s something special about watching a deer sing a Justin Bieber song.

Let’s talk work. Do we have to? OK, it’s not too bad. Back in October I started going to the office again, because there was pressure from higher management to do so. Apparently some CEO’s are so set in their ways, they can’t believe that some people will be just as productive when working from home. To be honest though, I’m enjoying being at the office more than I thought I would. I’m not particularly close with any of my colleagues, but that doesn’t stop me from having the occasional chat. It’s also great to be sitting at an actual desk in an actual desk chair instead of at my kitchen table on a chair that isn’t really suited for the job. What’s less great is that about 1.5 to 2 hours of my day is waisted on travelling to and from work. I’d rather spent that time in bed, sleeping.

So that’s me, just getting through life one day at a time. Sometimes it feels more like surviving than living, but I cling on to the many tiny moments of beauty that come my way and I hope that as long as I have my sense of humor, I’ll be ok.

Credits

  • Noche Oliver Crop Vest, currently at the EQUAL10 event until February 5th 2022, check Noche’s main store at any later date.
  • Also by Noche: Morgan underwear (it has that same ribbed slightly fluffy texture as the crop vest), Athletic Socks and Plaid Sweatpants
  • Lelutka Luka mesh head
  • Athletic Meshbody (sometimes referred to as Legacy Athletic)
  • Birth skin Ozias for Lelutka Evo. Are you freaking out because this skin is all over the place on your head? Make sure to switch to Evo in the hud for your Lelutka head if the last skin you were using was EvoX). The freckles are an integral part of the skin and the beard comes with the Lelutka head.
  • On the body I am of course using Birth’s skin for the Legacy mesh body as there isn’t one specifically made for the Athletic body.
  • Stray Dog ADD ON Renato Hairbase suitable for Lelutka in Evo mode
  • Billy Beaverhausen Kedar shape
  • Kitten and sleeping corgi both by Jian, but they have better options these days.
  • Some of the more visible decor items: Anna Coffee Table and Anna Sofa by Lisp Bazaar, Retro TV by GCD, Dover desk and chair by Fancy Decor (part of what used to be a gacha set and you now have to purchase the whole set if you want any of the items). Leave me a comment if you’re wondering about any of the other items you’re spotting and I’ll get back to you as soon as I notice there’s a comment (which can take a while)

Putting the “short” in shorts – Episode 4

Right! After all the christmassy stuf, unpacking a tower of gifts and some frustrating Second Life™ neck seam gazing, I now have to take a break from winter, even if it’s just a virtual escape. A return to my series on (obscenely) short shorts was exactly what the doctor ordered. Actually, I have heard that in the past people in Sweden sometimes got prescribed a holiday in a sunny place to help them get over depression. This might be a myth though. I remember that some years ago a limited group of people were offered the opportunity to work 6-hour days without loss of fulltime salary and before I knew it, the international press was writing about this as if the whole of Sweden was on this particular band wagon. I had to explain to somewhat jealous friends in my home country (Belgium) that, no actually, I am still working 8 hours a day AT LEAST thank you very much! Anyhooo, I digress. Shorts! I’ve got new shorts. And damn they are short!

The Highcut Shorts by Noche come with straps you can leave off if you like. At the back they’re almost a thong and the side slit is the kind of detail I really appreciate in SL. The shorts come in a variety of bulge sizes and have been rigged for Belleza Jake, Legacy and Athletic. That last one is kinda unique for Noche, as they usually don’t support the Athletic body (some people may refer to it as “Legacy Athletic”). I thought I’d use this as an occasion to give the Athletic body another outing, as it seems to be gathering dus in my inventory most of the time. It’s definitely nice to see this body has something new and skimpy to wear. And on that positive note, I’ll keep this blog post nice and short too… Although compared to the writing on many other SL blog posts, this was already a short story.

Credits

  • Noche Highcut Shorts currently at Fameshed until January 27th, check the Noche main store after the event has ended
  • Left:
    • Lelutka Luka mesh head
    • Athletic Meshbody (sometimes referred to as Legacy Athletic)
    • Birth skin Ozias for Lelutka Evo. Are you freaking out because this skin is all over the place on your head? Make sure to switch to Evo in the hud for your Lelutka head if the last skin you were using was EvoX). The freckles are an integral part of the skin and the beard comes with the Lelutka head.
    • On the body I am of course using Birth’s skin for the Legacy mesh body as there isn’t one specifically made for the Athletic body.
    • Stray Dog ADD ON Renato Hairbase suitable for Lelutka in Evo mode
    • Avi-Glam Solstice eyes, applied to the rigged mesh eyes that come with the head. The applier includes a large, medium and small size for each eye colour in the Solstice pack. You will also find some settings in the Lelutka head’s hud that let you change the positioning and size of your eyes.
    • Billy Beaverhausen Kedar shape
  • Right:
    • Lelutka Logan mesh head
    • Legacy Meshbody
    • Vendetta Phillip skin for Lelutka Evox mesh head and their matching body skin for the Legacy mesh body. You can see it more clearly in a picture from a previous blog post.
    • Dappa Forme tattoo
    • Noche Armani mesh croptank