Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Private Eyes

There has been some buzz floating around Second Life for some time about CSI, the television show on CBS, running an episode where the actually go into SL to solve a crime. I personally do not watch CSI, but for a SL crossover I will definitely be watching, in fact my Tivo is already set to record it. :) Tonights show will include about 15 minutes of footage shoot in SL. The CSI team will follow a killer into SL. I don't want to spoil anything for people who want to participate in the CSI crime solving case, so I will only talk about the orientation. Even if you are a current user of SL you should go through the orientation, there is a HUD that you will need in order to solve the crimes. Click to Teleport to CSINY Orientation.
Shot in the head, oh white rabbit what happened to you?

Using the CSI HUD , you collect evidence found at crime scenes.
After collecting the evidence you take it to the lab to for analysis.

After analyzing the evidence you will receive your "Rookie Detective Badge".

The orientation was fun I felt like I was a real Detective trying to solve the crime. I did go to other parts of CSINY island, but I think i am going to let you explore them for yourself. :) Happy hunting Detective. ;)

I see you, you see me

Watch you blowing the lines when you're making a scene
Oh girl, you've got to know
What my head overlooks
The senses will show to my heart
When its watching for lies
You cant escape my
Private eyes
They're watching you
They see your every move
Private eyes
They're watching you
Private eyes
They're watching you watching you watching you watching you
-Hall and Oates

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Going Away to College


College Life has come to Second Life in the form of KSU (Kindly State University). This is a Role Play Sim with all things college would offer. I was really excited to start at KSU. I applied early, so I could have access the minute it opened. This is my first time ever in a Role Play environment. I always wanted to try RP out, but the other Sims I ran across didn't seem like they would suit me. After all it wasn't that long that I roamed the halls of a college campus myself. :)

Writing the blog at the University Store :)
KSU is NOT open to the public, which is a good thing. This is to help avoid the stress from griefers, or any other problems that usually occur in public areas. In order to have access to the Sim and interact with other students you have to apply for entry. Yes, Just like RL college there are forms you have to fill out. KSU Application Form for students. After you have completed your application and sent it to the administrators at KSU, you will receive a group invite to join the access list. There is a tuition fee of 200l in order to become a member of this group. I only wish RL college was that cheap I have no student loans. :) BTW there is a faculty application as well if you would like to be a professor or any other staff member.

Bells Dorm Room, Yes I like Davis Beckham :)

I even rented a dorm, so I could live on campus and avoid having to commute. The rooms are very small, but that's what college life is all about. The rent is 125l a week and you are allowed 50 prims. There are rules that one SHOULD follow, like no smoking, male visitors after hours and drinking. All I know is I didn't follow those rules when I was in college, In fact I stole the "No smoking in bed", sign that hung in my dorm room just for fun. (oh yeah i am bad to the bone, LOL)

Your always by my side :)

oh Frankie, I really am happy were going away to college together. MUHA!

I'll think about the times
She kissed me after class and
She put up with my friends

I acted like an ass, I
Ditched my lecture

To watch the girls play soccer

Is my picture
Still hanging in her locker?
-Blink 182

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Clothes We Wear

Update on Bells Boutique:
Well the girl in me came out last night. I changed my store back to pink. (LOL) I don't know if I will ever be satisfied with its design, but for the moment I am very happy. I have released 4 new items to the store since the last blog on Bells Boutique. Victoria, Isabella, Canary and a new paw tattoo are all available at the store.

I have added these items to SL Exchange. My friend Ginthian Source, has been telling me for months that I needed to use that site for gifts, and to help increase traffic. What can I say G, I am lazy. :) If your not a member of my group Bells Belles you might want to join it. It's handy for new releases, and freebies.

Victoria has been inspired after the lovely Mrs. Beckham. It includes:White button down shirt with prim sleeves and collar. The pink leather skirt comes with a pair of glitch pants so you will never get caught showing your knickers :) The brown belt is also included. The outfit is 50l

Isabella is classy and graceful. The Black top has a gold fishnet panel, and gold buttons along the back(not shown) and prim sleeves. It includes a black skirt with gold trim and optional Flexi fishnet bottom. As an extra bonus I have added black pants for an additional look. Isabella is 75l

Warning: This outfit will get you noticed. Canary is fun, cheerful and just a tad sexy. Its my take on the kimono. Canary includes two tops. One without an undershirt for when your feeling a little adventurous, and one with a white undershirt for a bit of modesty (not shown). Prim sleeves are also included. Do I see a new trend? (lol) I have tried something different for the skirt. Its actually made from a pair of pants and then prims have been added to give the skirt feel. So don't worry ladies, you can feel free to show off those fabulous legs. Canary is 50l Tweet, Tweet!!

Last is my paws tattoo. I have been wanting to experiment with making tattoos for a little while now and this is my first attempt. I made paw prints similar to the ones that a certain female rapper wears. :D One of my biggest pet peeves is trying to choose between wearing either a tattoo or lingerie. I like to wear both and often lingerie is only available in the undershirt/underpants feature and for some odd reason tattoos are the same way. My tattoos will be released in all clothing options possible. Paws comes with an undershirt, shirt, and jacket. Everyone in the Bells Belles group received it for free. I am starting to charge 1l for new "freebies" just to help pay for new texture uploads. :)

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoy- MUHA!!!! Love Bells

If we were nude
Would we have freedom
Would it be so rude
Or is there a reason

And if we all stripped
Wouldn't it be revealing
Wouldn't have to be hip
And you could see what I'm feeling

Do you prefer tapered jeans or bellbottoms
Tiny shirts and ladies' skirts
Backwards caps and baggy slacks
White sneakers and ties with vests

It's not fair
I can't grow that bushy hair
Last year you were the hip-hop queen
And now you're on the rock and roll team

The truth is I don't understand
Just wanna show you who I really am
Under the clothes we wear
Under the clothes we wear
I'll meet you there

If I could talk
To you in the shower
Would you have style
And would you still have your power

And if I wore preppy shirts and cargo pants
White makeup and safety pins
Skater shorts and football pads
Just like Abercrombie ads

What can I do
I can't afford to impress you
Last week you were the dancing queen
Now you're all about the indie queen

Why is everything so fake
Are we really in the groups we make
Under the clothes we wear
Under the clothes we wear
I'll meet you there

My aunt Frieda
She dresses exactly like her friends
I suspect it never ends
If we could shed this phony skin
Then maybe you would see me

Under the clothes we wear
I'll meet you there
Under the clothes we wear
Under the clothes we wear
I'll meet you there
Under the clothes we wear
Under the clothes we wear
I'll meet you there
Under the clothes we wear

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Closing Time

I nearly cried when I read the notice about The Gin Rummy Closing for business. If you want to find out more details about its closing visit Erbo Evans and Danielle Ferguson, they say it best.

I first want to say that I will be forever thankful to these two. Dani and Erbo were always kind, showed patience and made working at the GR a fun experience. I learned a lot from them, things inside SL to RL stuff as well. I always looked forward to hearing either one of them DJ. Erbo's larger than life voice and Dani's sultry sound soon became familiar to me. There has been several times when a song would be played and I would ask,"Who sings that?" and then make a mad dash to limewire. :)
The Empty Lot where the Gin Rummy and Wilder mall once stood.

For almost as long as I have existed in SL the Gin Rummy was a part of my life. The GR was one of the most organized clubs I ever had the pleasure of working at. It was clear that a lot of thought, energy, time and money had been invested in keeping the GR alive. I was hired when I was a newbie just learning the ropes in SL. I had bad hair, bad skin and I was extremely shy. I held two positions in the time I was employed there. I was a dancer and a host. What first attracted me to the GR was its No Nudity rule. ( See I told ya I am shy) So even when I was a dancer, I kept my SL virtue intact :) The events were fun themed and original, I loved spending time looking for outfits to match the event of the night.

Still in Shock over the Gin Rummy :(

I made several friends while working at the GR. I knew that after a hard day I could venture off to a small part of SL that was drama free. I could forget my problems, hear awesome music and enjoy talking with great people.
Visiting The Memorial

So Thank you GR, I will always look back with nothing but the fondest memories, you are a place that I will never forget and will always be in my heart.

Closing time - time for you to go out, go out into the world.
Closing time - turn the lights up over every boy and every girl.
Closing time - one last call for alcohol, so finish your whiskey or beer.
Closing time - you don't have to go home but you can't stay here.

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from.
Closing time - this room won't be open 'til your brothers or you sisters
So gather up your jackets, and move it to the exits - I hope you have found
Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send.

Yeah, I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - time for you to go back to the places you will be from...

I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
I know who I want to take me home.
Take me home...

Closing time - every new beginning comes from some other beginning'send...
Closing Time- By Semisonic

oh, and Frankie, yes I am still thinking about your HOTT PANTS! ;)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Dancing in the Fog

If you were not at the Sprocket Sim yesterday, Then I am sorry to say that you missed out. For his birthday October Brotherhood, Owner of Octoberwerks, had what will probably go down in SL history as the best sale of the year. The basic Paradise Blanket was on sale for only 1 linden. That was quite a bargain. It seemed like everyone in Second Life along with all their alts were trying to cram into the store for this sale. Here is a Landmark for the Sprocket Sim.

Paradise Blanket

Ok, so now your wondering what is a paradise blanket. If you don't already know. :) Its really an awesome magic carpet that allows you to rezz fun, romantic, and functional spaces. It saves on prims so even if you don't own a large slice of land you can still enjoy this product. Every room or module as they are called are less than 202 prims. The basic paradise blanket came with two modules: Paradise, a place to take that someone special in your SL life and Workspace, which is a great office for building, taking pictures, or anything else you might do in sl.

I purchased a total of 6 modules last night, not including the two it came with. Each module was 399, or four packs could be purchased for 1249. I purchased the newest 4 pack which included: Runway, San Francisco, Venezia and Eden. Eden is my favorite by they way. :) I also purchased two other modules: The Boom Boom Room, and The Classroom :) hmmm, I think I have a new obsession now. (LOL)

I will have you
Yes I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you
Obsession- Animmotion

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Speed Racer

...And they're off

Deep in the heart of Second Life, there is a place where the dangerous sport of Giant snail racing takes place. Ok, so maybe snail racing is not a dangerous sport, but it sure is funny to watch :) Every Saturday in the Montmarte Sim, at 11 A.M SLT, snail racing takes place. Anyone can participate; however, you need to be there just a tad earlier 9:30 A.M SLT for training.
Rounding the check point

I came to cheer on friend, Kokothemonkey Wink, He first spoke of snail racing one night at the Gin Rummy and I will say it peaked my curiosity. I mean Giant Snail racing, sounded so completely odd. I just had to see what it was all about. Snails are usually slow moving creatures but something was different about these snails. They were Speed Racers.

Go Speed Racer Go!!

One of the coolest things about sitting in the stands is that you actually follow the snail you cheering for. This makes it easier to enjoy the race because your not having to use camera angles to get a good view of your pick. This leaves you with more time to shout encouraging statements to the racers :) (or insults to the others, lol)

Koko Came in 2nd place. Congrats Koko, you proved snails are not slow after all, but rather speed demons ;)
LM to Snail Racing

Here he comes
Her comes Speed Racer
He's a demon on wheels
He's a demon and he's gonna be chasin' after someone.
Speed Racer