On the Beach at Binemist

Bine Rodenberger:

Alles Klaar went to Binemist with Caitlin

Originally posted on Dolls and Demons:

A Beach Day at Binemist

It was really, really cold … so of course, we had to rug up!!

Alles on the left is wearing:
+elua+ Fran_Blonde hair … made by Miu Edman. Currently available at The Seasons Story event, which is open until January 31st (Second Life time). NEW.
GizzA – Oversize Knit Top [Terra-Cotta Print] Size XS … made by Giz Seorn. NEW.
Maitreya Thigh High Boots – Metal Snake S

Caitlin on the right is wearing:
Jacket: erratic / neo – leather jacket / ALPHA … made by . Available now at the current round of Uber. NEW.
Pants: SkinnyJeans – Robot – REDGRAVE (@Uber)
“LoQ Hairs” Hairbase – Black
Hair: (EPOQUE HAIR) Scandal – Organic
EARS: [MANDALA]STEKING_EARS_Season5
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Elegant – Medium
Shoes: [Gos] Charlotte Mary Jane Pumps – Patent – M
Neck Tattoo:Little Pricks: Tangled Web We Weave
Lipstick:(NO) High Def Cosmetics –…

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Star gazing

Awaiting Spring

Awaiting Spring

Details on Bine:
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Giz” (Type B-4) RARE from the Arcade September 2013 round
Skin: Glam Affair – Ellie skin – ( Asia ) for FLF
Earrings: Glam Affair – Baroque Earrings – Lilac to match the ribbon in the hair for FLF
Necklace: Glam Affair – Bubble Necklace Moon from Uber [Celestial]
Dress: *{Junbug}* Naomi [Sky] for FLF

Bed: :CP: Stardreamer Hanging Bed from Uber [Celestial]
Windlight: Annan Adored – Light Explosion II
Location: Binemist

The new Drax Files World Makers

Drax has just published his latest World Makers Video and it’s about a SL fashion model Absinthe. I have admired her work for a while now, so it was great to see her on one of Draxtor’s videos.

I also love this episode because I got to be part of it in a very small way. At the end Absinthe talks of the diversity in SL and Drax called out for avatars to submit RL versus SL photos of themselves. I contributed and my photo is right there among all the other avatars. I feel quite proud

SL Bine >< RL Bine

Another visit to Binemist

Another beautiful post by Spanki Moulliez about Binemist

Originally posted on Red Lotus Flower:

So a couple of days ago I made a quote post, with a picture taken at the lovely Binemist sim. This morning I went back to make some more photos for this post. A build on two levels, when you TP into the sim, you will find yourself in the underwater world. Cool, calm and blue, you can follow the path around to explore under the sea. I found a dance ball, or rather, dance ‘aloe plant’ that you can click if you want to do some couple dancing to the stream. But if you’re exploring alone, no need to be lonely, there are lots of turtles for company.  I loved the elephants, who seemed perfectly content in their under underwater home. After a while spent under the waves, I found the wooden steps up to the surface, and wandered a bit between the houses and the island and…

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Challenge #3: Izima Kaoru: Landscapes with a Corpse

This week has been a bit hectic in my RL, but also in Secondlife. Fiddling with auto-return on your SIM/Parcel/Region is something you should do with caution. So when I saw the third challenge from Vanessa Blaylock I decided it was right up my ally.

Sakai Maki in Jil Sander

Landscapes with a Corpse is inspired by Japanese fashion photographer Izima Kaoru. He is personally afraid of dying, so in his work he asks his models how they want to die. He then stages that death with the model wearing designer dresses.

The photo of Sakai Maki is from 2008.

Challenge #3

Good morning, avatar. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to contemplate the occasion and setting of your own demise. Then pick something extraordinary from your very favorite designer to wear for your departure. Then photograph it. Like Kaoru you can think in terms of 4 images: from a tight headshot, all the way out to a wide landscape panorama.

  • You can optionally write some thoughts about your departure from this world.
  • You can optionally write some thoughts about VR mortality vs RL mortality.
  • Post your images to your Blog, Flickr, etc.
  • Leave a link to your post in the comments below
  • You can optionally add your images to the Challenges 2015 Flickr group

Contemplating my own death is not something I do. That said I’m not afraid of it and I live everyday as was it my last. I have no regrets and I don’t feel I’ve missed out. In other words: I’m always ready to die.

This week was crazy and come the weekend I fell kind of dead so here is my avatar corpse in landscape

Landscape with a Corpse

Landscape with a Corpse

Landscape with a Corpse

Landscape with a Corpse

The consequence of Groups

Last weekend I was fiddling with Groups. I had an old group that I had used for ages when ever I got a new parcel. I also used it on Binemist, but it seemed that time had run past that group and I wanted to change it to a new group – a Binemist Group – and I wanted that group to be the group for the SIM Binemist. I was also thinking about maybe making a community of some sort with that group.

But when you deed a SIM/parcel to a group, you cannot change that. What you have to do is sell the parcel to yourself and deed the parcel to the new group. I googled it… I read that it was very important to turn off auto-return, which I did, and everything went according to plan. Binemist is now deeded to the new Binemist Group.

Je Suis Charlie

Thursday morning I logged in to do a ‘Je Suis Charlie’ tribute, and I noticed some balloons, someone had left behind. I flew over and thought that I could use them for my snapshot too, and I think my tribute come out very well.

After I published the photo, I thought to myself: “I must remember to reset the auto-return. Why not do it now!” And so I did. I was standing on a piece of ice with the last Polar Bears of the world and watch how first the balloons and the the bears and the ice disappeared and I fell to the bottom of the sea and saw the underwater world disappear too. I also saw massive amount of stuff coming back into my Lost & Found folder in my inventory.

That’s when I realised what I had done.
OMFG! Darn it!

Almost Empty Sim – a few bits is about to be returned

I almost called in sick to work to get started on fixing it right away, but then I woke up to reality. Not a good idea to skip work unless you are really sick, and certainly not to fix a broken hobby. Instead I closed off the SIM to anyone but group members, posted a explainable snapshot to flickr and went to work. When I got home in the evening, I was too tired to login, and the same on the Friday. But Saturday I woke at 5 in the morning – I couldn’t sleep any longer, the how-to-fix was running havoc in my head – so I got up and logged in.

I think it was probably good that I  had some time to think about how to fix Binemist. Had I gone in Thursday morning to start fixing my wrong, I think I might have made it worse. As it stands now I have replaced the platform in the sky – alas 8 meters higher than the old platform, but I hope I have sort of taken care of anyone logging in with the old landmark. I have placed a little platform where the old landmark would take you and then I placed a teleporter up to the platform’s new height.

Logging in as early as I did, Michaell (who lives on SL time) was online – watching a baseball game and hanging out before bedtime. He came over and kept me company, played the ukulele and gave advice. He is such a sweetheart

Sad song

Avatar in a Box Challenge

Avatars in a Box

I was looking at Flickr pictures, minding my own business, when a snapshot from Strawberry Singh caught my eye. I then read her blogpost and I was intrigued. Never heard of Vanessa Blaylock before, but I shall be following her blog hence forth. Vanessa pledge that all her challenges in 2015 will be inspired by an artist – living or dead. That will be interesting to follow.

Her Avatar in a Box Challenge inspired by Hugh Kretschmer‘s 2006 art/fashion piece Special Delivery where he lovingly assembles outfits and body parts in a box. That really appealed to me, so I got my friend Gora to help me, so to me this is AvatarS in a Box.

Bine to the rescue

Found Stefan in the snow

Found Stefan in the snow

Every year on Christmas Day, Stefan logs in to wish all his SL friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  It’s a nice gesture – I just wish he would come in more often. He says he doesn’t want Stefan in Secondlife – he makes too much drama it seems.

Coffee & Cake

Coffee & Cake

Anyhow… I was glad to find him sending his greetings from Binemist, and I was quick to invite him in for a spot of coffee and cake. I know he loves that.

Taken at Binemist, Mystical Falls (76, 110, 2201)

Binemist chorale

Binemist, Mystical Falls; Inara Pey, September 2014, on FlickrBinemist, Mystical Falls (Flickr)

As many know, I’ve been gradually getting my head around machinima, and specifically music videos. I’ve got a way to got to get up to the likes of the real exponents of the art, but hopefully I’m making progress.

One of my favourite places in SL is Binemist, Biné Rodenberger’s region – if you’ve never visited it, you should; it is a absolute delight. It’s been an aim of mine to capture it on video for myself;  a daunting task, as Biné is herself an accomplished machinima maker, and I still cannot eliminate all of the judders from my footage as (I assume) the capture software and the viewer fight for attention.

I did actually capture footage over a couple of visits,  but I was then stuck for music; nothing seemed to fit. Until, that is, I was listening to chorales on Christmas Eve…

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Winter fun

Skating is always fun

I don’t like winter, but I acknowledge that it looks beautiful, and there are fun winter activities. One such activity is ice skating, and it is a lot of fun and totally without pain to skate in world.

Details on Bine:
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual
Skin: Glam Affair – Lilith – America 05 D
Hair: DeeTaleZ shaved dragon
Hat: MG – Fur Hat – Baboushka – Arctic Fox – from Winter Trend SL 2014
Boa: MG – Fur Boa – Natalya – Artic Fox – from Winter Trend SL 2014
Coat: *COCO* DuffleCoat Olive – from TheArcadeGacha
Skates: BAX Ice Skates Gold (Old, highly scripted skates, but I love them)

Pose: RACK Poses & Ispachi – Lets Skate Pose 1 from December Liaison Collaborative

Taken at Binemist, Mystical Falls (84, 56, 2201)