Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dancing with dolls!

I love going dancing, meeting humans and beings of every type, but occasionally it is very comforting to just hang out with dolls like me- Here is a small video of dancing at The Rubber Room Doll Night. Alexx  was DJing, Waynetekno was hostess, I oiled and rubbed my latex skin till it glowed with a bright pink lustre- I left the nametags on so you could see who we are, and those unfamiliar with the Second Life, can get an idea what we see.

At Clint's Place, dancing in their "In Green" contest- My friend Natalie won 1st , I got 3rd, which helped me make my rent money on the shoppe this month!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Descent hypno Beach Party- Great DJ and dancing, contests and prizes from The Hypnotic Shoppe, live trances in the lounge, What Fun!

Apple and Romeo's Descent Hypno Lounge and play Sim, with dance floor on the beach!

Beware the CC Key! advice to dollmakers/builders

Kelsea tries to help rescue me from the originally poorly designed CC Key


For those who may read this, that are not clockwork persons, you should know- there are many kinds of key, and each has a specific place and purpose.
  Some keys don't even turn! But they look pretty, jeweled or shiny, and in places that forbid scripts, they are good choices.  Some turn but have no other functions; In crowds, clubs or teaching classrooms, these are great; low ARC, ( doen't help make Lag), no sudden surprises as someone winds you, decides to shut you down, and no spamming updates- "Wendy-Doll has 5 minutes before she winds down", or more intimate phrases that some possess.
Of course the fun ones emote, have sounds and animations, particles, rezz other items, and offer the restraints and disabilities and disadvantages that us clockworks live with daily.
  HOWEVER, in the end, they are worn by us, not those that play with us- not our owners, not dollmakers, etc. Us. We have to put them on, make sure they sit right, reset the scripts when we badly cross sims or enter a no script zone, etc.  That's why, though it may be fun or "realistic" to make a key that forbids dolls to touch or affect the key, it is just freaky silly to make one that does not have it as an option.
 Let us decide.
Case in point is the CC Key, which not only was made to start with 0 minutes, it starts in "untouchable" mode! This means the moment you put it on, you flop over, out of time. You also are unable to wind yourself, and neither can anyone else! If this item automatically locked onto you upon wear, it would qualify as a griefing item and we could get it removed from Second Life. Since it doesn't, and it is worn on the spine slot, simply wearing your pearl necklace or whatever attaches there, will replace it and free you.
  This item is in MY inventory, not some domme or owner who can just plunge it into my spinning thoracic gearbox package whenever they wish- and remove it and fix issues with it, etc. So guess where all those Lindens (dollars) went?  FLUSHHH!!!
Please understand, I love being what I am, and am not saying there should be no disadvantages or restrictions / restraints on us clockworks, it's part of being a doll.  What I am saying to designers is, design your items with the purchaser in mind- give us the option to turn on and off self winding, sound, emoting, let us be able to change its color or texture- beds have 500 different textures of comforter, keys have 1? And lastly, PLEASE dollmakers, most Lolita and doll outfits have cute bows and skirts and such that attach to the spine, chest, pelvis, stomach slots. not to mention Sensations and Xcite  bodyparts. If I have to choose between your key, or my new 800$ Linden dress and some other key that comes ready to attach to all those slots plus left and right pec,,, see my point? I know Lustbaby and Mecha, Rygel Ryba and A.I Tech already have pec attaching keys, AND they come with 30 minutes of wind, in the "touchable" position. I hope this helps my coin and key operated brothers and sisters to become more informed, so we can live fuller lives, making people happy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 Stellar Drift Creative Writing Contest BEST IN SHOW!

The last award of the night, well worth the wait

Bethany Bimbogami as the "MC" at 2010 Stellar Drift Creative Writing Awards

I knew I had won something when they waited for me,,, My Typist yelled frantically on the phone with the internet providers and they fixed the crashing issue, at 5 after 9 SLT, 5 minutes late for the Stellar Drift 2010 Stellar Drift Creative Writing Contest Awards.
3 categories- Poem, short story, and hypnotic trance.I submitted 3 poems, and 1 short story, that I felt they would all like, whether I won something or not.
  Once again a moment after arriving, I saw the faces of my good friends there, and wondered why I don't hang out there more often,,, but when would I fit that in,,,
   "Phantom" Won 3rd place for Poetry, and "The Woman In The Mirror" won first! If you knew how good the others were, you'd understand how honored, humbled and pleased I am! Any one of those poems and stories would have won awards in a local show, but Second Life brings the best from every continent together.
   My Story got second place in stories, 'Your Local News Is Cumming'. I was very pleased to see Gregaur, Bethi, Luciola, Jenni and Windy all win awards as well. Windy got Best in Show and I was so delighted I almost cried!
   Then they announced The Artist of Show, and it didn't set in at first- "Me?" The winner got a monetary prize with 3 zeroes, a gorgeous statue trophy that is now in the shoppe with the other few things i have won, and the title "Laureate" on the Bluebird group!
   The dance afterward was fun and happy, with rave sticks and joking, and I met Sharie C. again, the very first person I met in Second Life! we talked and danced, then hugged goodbye, and I rushed home to post this!

Artist of Show - Wendyslippers
Best in Show - Windy F

Poetry - Wendyslippers
Story - Windy F
Hypnoscript - Luci

Cutest Entry - Bethi
Sunniest Entry - Jenni E/Bethi
Sexiest Entry - Wendyslippers
Darkest Entry - Bethi

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Autumn colors and scenes now in my Hypnotic Park!

Hypnotic Park in Autumnal colors, at Cape Wrath Caledon

The gorgeous west cliff with benches, antique cannons and waterfall

I made the garden in June 2010 as a place to come and relax on the precipice overlooking the "Blue" unclaimed ocean sim to the west. I originally wanted cannons and  the ruins of a stone fort,, and I may do more with that later, but for now the cannons present (1 that works!) and the few stacked stones,  the  original owners of the Region of Cape Wrath, and I acknowledge that I am merely building on top the great stones they have already laid, with much thanks!

Following is a description of the Autumnal display- I HIGHLY recommend you return as we near Halloween! There will be a special spooky park for you!

Autumn  is the season of beautiful transformation!  The park's abundance of growth and life would have made the Plymouth Rock settlers very happy indeed! Chrysanthemums in maroon and orange  provide the late  season  explosion of color. A few hearty panzies still thrive but  many of Summer's thriving plants are now gone. A few hearty rosebushes remain, since they, like the Mums, are perennial, and can have  a late season bloom. The scarlet Oak Trees and Chinese Pistachio Trees drop leaves gracefully to the  browning grass. Even with their dying leaves, these trees seek to  beautify  their surroundings. The shocks of corn  are garnered, and displayed with the familiar Jack-O-Lantern pumpkins, now used as planters! In the gorgeous gazebo by Antique Artistry, wrought iron cafe seats  give you front row to the mesmerizing sounds of the harp- which not only is displayed for its musical beauty, but  it allows you to join in and help beautify the park! Click the harp and you will be come part of it. If your RLV relay is enabled, you will remain until someone clicks and releases you. You can be the star, and the moonbeams  shine down on you to light your performance!

The gazebo was a must, for luncheons, meetings, weddings, and more can play out under its gorgeous awning.
SPECIAL EVENTS can be arranged and catered, and decorated accordingly. Please ask for rates, I have been Event Coordinator for some  Dance clubs etc, and can help you make a special event just right!

The benches were the first thing I purchased- Primary of importance was a place to sit and reflect, to enjoy the amazing Sunset, and cuddle with  some privacy. These by Lok's are tinting and will change with the seasons.

I enjoy greek sculptures, and found  a fun and appealing  way to decorate , and make the park an interactive place, by incorporating  Clarissa Milena's fabulous RLV statue stands and guessing puzzle. If you have RLV enabled, and a relay set to "auto",  the stands will hold you fast, give you free skins, hair, eyes, so that you properly represent the timeless sculpture. The timers are set for short  durations, usually 5 minutes, and then release you, no harm, and you helped beautify Cape Wrath! If you do not enjoy public display, timed capture or forniphilia, please consider sitting on the statue stands very carefully.

In the front, the stone planter is guarded by  more natural pumpkins. Purple wildflowers  and mums resist the oncoming chill of winter. A shock of corn stands like a monument, celebrating the bountiful harvest that summer provided.

The Memorial Corner up front  is not abandoned by attractive color and life as Cape Wrath enters a time of cold nights and brisk windy days. Beech Oak and Rowan trees, with a Chinese Pistachio tree transform Summer's bright pastels into the stark contrasting colors of Fall.

The cannon corner still holds the pink hues of summer, but the ground is covered with the shadows and leaves of  Fall. Wild meadow flowers grow in unkempt bunches. Pink Camelia and Bouganvillea  mix well with the hues of Autumnal sunset. The Linden autumn tree lets dappled light shine onto the far corner.

The Farthest corner, illuminated by dappled rays of light,  is home to the waterfall! Beech trees and Scarlet Oak grace the chiseled rocks while the powerful water churns up steam, creating its own hypnotic background melody, so near the lyrical harp.

I hope you enjoy the park as much as I have enjoyed making it for your pleasure.

Oxbridge University,Teaching last night's Emoting and Roleplay for Beginners Class, with pencils in my hair.

Professor Wendyslippers Charisma at Oxbridge University