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Coolest Thing Ever!

Posted in Fun & Games, SecondLife® with tags , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

I’m the first person to scoff at certain roleplay…

Vampires? Really? You are asking me for permission to bite me? In my sick & sometimes twisted Vampire fantasies, the vamps never ask, they just take me all romantically hard & stuff. There’s other RP that I could mention here & also spew my opinions about but then I’d just digress from telling you about the Coolest Thing Ever Ever Ever ever ever ever.

All over plurk I’ve been seeing “doll skins”. At first I was like “o-kay” and then I move on. I’m not a big fan of lined doll skins. In my opinion dolls don’t have lines because they want to, dolls have lines because of function, they have to! (Yes, I know I am talking about dolls like they’re real, shup!) So if I’m going to be a doll in SL, I’m not going to have lines or buy a skin. Instead I’m going to find a cute updo hair style, wear my regular skin, throw on a tutu & get myself a wind up key… And so I did.

And I’m freaking adorable!

The thing about this key is that it was made to work with a sub collar for doll play. So you can’t just buy the Doll Key and expect it to work. You have to either buy a compatible collar or the “container”. Since it’s a proven fact that I do not make a good sub, slave or pet from past experiences, I went with the “container” (it’s located on the left hand side wall next to the Doll Keys). The instructions are a bit intense, and set up is a bit tricky. The good news is that Briggit & Peggy are awesome with customer service. Briggit helped me get my key up & spinning in no time and she explained to me exactly what I needed to do in terms I could understand.

So I haven’t even told you what I find to be the coolest bit about the key. First of all, you cannot wind yourself. Nope, you are at the mercy of others around you, or screwed if you’re alone. That’s my favorite part. When you aren’t wound, you cannot move/walk, you’re slumped, cannot speak in general chat, key is not spinning, and you cannot tp. Your best bet is to IM someone & ask for a wind up. This is great for anyone looking to make new friends, don’t you think? What better ice breaker do you need other than “Hi I know you don’t know me but could you possibly touch the key on my back and wind me up?” Each wind up is good for 30 minutes so it could also help curb your need to shop for long periods of time.

As with most collars (which is the premise for the “container”, you get to choose a Master that can control you if you choose via blue drop down menu or command words. If you attempt to remove the key, your Master will be notified just like with any standard collar.

A lil from the notecard:

dollsit (forces the doll to sit)

dolloff (Shuts the doll down manually)

dollwave (make the doll wave)

dollfollow (makes the doll follow you.)

There’s much more but since I’m blogging from work & Hawks isn’t my errand boy, you’ll just have to go check it out for yourself. Below are the SLURLS to the things I used to put this look together & make it functionable…

Doll Key & Container: Brigitt and Peggy’s store
A little shop with Amethyst collar plugins, Clockwork Doll keys, Jewelry, Dungeon Torches, piecing gag, collars, Land Rentals on the waterfront.

AO: ANAMATIONS – Music Dancer AO

TUTU: Sn@tch – Murder Ballet

Shoes: Shiny Things – Ballet flat – black

Hair: Truth – Rose – bubblegum

A big thank you and shout out to the one & only Inclinations Moody who had this look first and was nice enough to let me copy her.

Thank you also to HawksRock for grabbing the SLURLS for me and being my new more lenient Master.

-JellyBean-

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Who Said It? #3

Posted in Fun & Games with tags on August 16, 2009 by Catero


[CLOSED. Results below]
“Out of all the ways you could have chosen to respond to me in that thread, what you chose was the most hate-filled vitriol you could come up with.”

The first person- excluding any SL Revolution contributors and the person quoted – who can accurately guess who penned these words will win a L$300 store card from Lucas Lameth (luc) Fashion Jewelry (both men’s and women’s accessories available) .

Sweep the blog and try to figure out Who Said It?.

Rules:

  • Leave your guess in comments.
  • Reply with your full Second Life name (first and last names).
  • You must provide the link to the original comment in your guess.*
  • “Who Said It?” will be open for guesses until August 17 @ 12AM SLT.

*How to copy the comment link:
(Click image below to enlarge)
With Google Chrome: Right-click the link and select “Save Link As …”
With Internet Explorer: Right-click the link and select “Copy Shortcut”
With Mozilla Firefox: Right-click the link and select “Copy Link Location”

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Answer:Viviane Draper @ The Death of Debate
Winner: Express Zenovka

The Sims 3: A Review by an SL Resident – Part 1

Posted in Fun & Games, Review on June 8, 2009 by Bone

sims3

In a lot of ways, for me, The Sims series was training ground for Second Life. First, it gave me my oh-so-delicious first taste of internet fame. Second, it gave me my first experiences with online community drama (content theft, giant pointless flame wars, etc.) Third, it taught me how to sift through massive amounts of total shit content to find the few sparkling gems. And fourth, it got me used to the idea of playing with virtual dolls —  I mean, virtual action figures.

Due to the sheer amount of time spent being awesome, I haven’t actually had too many opportunities to sit and really play the game. I will, post a follow-up review of the actual gameplay — which I hear is very similar to The Sims 2 until late in the game.

But I would like to talk about the “Create-a-Sim” portion of the game and how it compares to creating an avatar in Second Life. And at first, I was all like, totally different. I mean, for example, one of the first decisions you make in terms of physical appearance is your Sim’s skin tone. You pick a general colour palette (some realistic, some not) and use a slider to choose from a range of very light to very dark. Whereas in SL, I thought, you’re at the mercy of the base skin tones your skin designer of choice offers.

I thought. The truth is, I had completely forgotten that you are able to tint Linden Labs base skin thousands of different colours. Because why would you want to? The only colour you could tint that skin to make at all aesthetically pleasing is pure black, hiding all the details. In almost every way the Create-a-Sim is LL’s default avatar creator minus all the suck.

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The Lighter Side of SL: The Key Note

Posted in Fun & Games with tags , , , on May 25, 2009 by ♥JellyBean♥

People have some serious anger issues this week, so here I am to bring you some freaking sunshine with a new segment here at the Rev – The Lighter Side of SL! *sports her sparkly smile*

Last week I was privileged to be invited to Karaoke night at the Key Note. This intimate little club (owned & operated by Cori Offcourse)  is home to karaoke, open mic, comedy, poetry, spoken word, book club and more. Since July of 2008, TKN has been doing what we all knew & hoped would happen since the introduction of voice. Cori started her baby, TKN hoping to help beginning acts in SL get their foot in the door. Cori says, “I know its nerve racking to get on stage, and I’ve tried a few other karaoke places that were big and kind of intimidating. I wanted something cozy and small where people would be comfortable.” She has definitely set out & accomplished that goal. The cozy atmosphere is exactly why I love TKN and even felt comfy enough to belt out a song or 3 of my own. I will admit Vodka was involved but hey we all get our courage somewhere.

If you’re wondering how it works, it’s simple. You just need to have voice enabled in SL. This isn’t just for those who want to sing their little hearts out but also if you plan on listening in. The whole event is handled through voice and text for those that are just spectating. Don’t have Karaoke tracks on your computer? No worries! Just play any song you have on your computer that you’d like to sing & viola you’re good to go!

Miike Mikoyan, a regular at TKN adds, “It’s totally laid back and just about fun.  If I can go from Ludacris to John Meyer to Zac Brown Band to WHAM, obviously entertainment is what we’re looking for. It’s totally just about fun.” Right now TKN only has the karaoke on schedule. Cori is working on getting a few book clubs started, and TKN always welcomes open mic acts, they just have to IM her and she’ll set it up.

The Key Note group is open enrollment… So look em up,  just click join and never miss out on the fun! Discover something new or get discovered!

KARAOKE
Fridays & Sundays 7 – 9 PM SLT

But the door is always open! C’mon in, tp some friends and throw yourself an impromptu karaoke party!

Small, intimate atmosphere
150 listener stream available
Tip jar for performers
Fun games, cuddles and dance balls in the loft!
Win lindens at Trivia and Scramble!

You can also Follow Cori on plurk: here

Hope to see ya at the Key Note!

– JellyBean –

A SL Bedtime Story

Posted in Fun & Games, Op/Ed, SecondLife® on March 12, 2009 by Orchid

Once upon a time

In every sim on the grid

Long before babyfurs

And way before kids

When Lindens would come to clubs

And click your butt to dance.

It was a time when guns were scary

Cuz no matter where you were they’d push

And the only way to escape being orbited

Was to park your tush.

A time when no one’s hair was prim

Back when no one cared who was a ‘her’ or a ‘him’

While we all saved for weeks for a  Nomine skin.

Lots has changed since way back in ’04

When none of us could figure out what the hell the ‘talk to’ option was for

SL isn’t what it used to be

Its all fashion gossip and scandal – not nearly enough silly.

So if you feel that things are over the hill

Too serious, too dry, too run-of-the-mill

Try doing something silly

No matter who sees

And if anyone bitches ..

Tell them to fuck off because being in a virtual world isn’t always about mocking the same goings on of every day life even if you aren’t following your RL path.

Who Said It? #2

Posted in Fun & Games with tags on March 12, 2009 by Catero

[CLOSED. Results below]

“All hail the giant waggling cunt! May your amber waves of labia ever be free.”

The first person – excluding any SL Revolution contributors and the person quoted – who can accurately guess who penned these words will win a L$500 store card from Aitui.

Sweep the blog and try to figure out Who Said It?.

Rules:

  • Leave your guess in comments.
  • Reply with your full Second Life name (first and last names).
  • You must provide the name of the quoted individual and a link to the original comment in your guess.*
  • Who Said It? #2 will be open for guesses until Friday, March 13, 2009 @ 11:59PM SLT.

*How to copy the comment link:
(Click image below to enlarge)
With Google Chrome: Right-click the link and select “Save Link As …”
With Internet Explorer: Right-click the link and select “Copy Shortcut”
With Mozilla Firefox: Right-click the link and select “Copy Link Location”

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Answer:Thema Felix
Winner: Express Zenovka

Who Said It? #1

Posted in Fun & Games with tags on February 25, 2009 by Catero

[CLOSED. Results below]

“If the said person has been disrespecting people’s integrity publicly, does [that] not justify the same treatment back in return.” 

This pearl of wisdom was left by one of our many commenters on The SL Revolution blog since the first post in September 2008.

The first person- excluding any SL Revolution contributors and the person quoted – who can accurately guess who penned these words will win a L$500 store card from Casa Del Shai.

Sweep the blog and try to figure out Who Said It?.

  • Please leave your guess in comments.
  • Guessing game will be open for guesses for 3 days and close on Friday, February 27 @ 12AM SLT.

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Answer: Sands (Leavitt)
Winner: Peter Stindberg