I’ve far too long neglected doing actual blog posts these last few weeks. I’ve been stupidly busy with the RL day job so have been just doing more creative Flickr blogging for the most part instead. Plus, if you believe views, the Flickr gets more than the blog!
I installed the new Firestorm Beta yesterday when I got back from my latest business trip and thought I’d do up a post about the new Snapshot interface. Kinda bust the cobwebs off my blogging fingers. Continue Reading
I got a fever, come check it and see There’s something burning and roiling in me We may not last, but we’ll have fun til the end C’mon baby, be my bad boyfriend -Garbage, Bad Boyfriend
Yep, still in the I Fix Your Shit build from Jamie Cross and the latest release from the new label, unKindness. Available at the Luck of the Irish Gacha fair, this shanty build is the first in what will be a new series of releases for a whole shanty town coming from Jamie and unKindness. What I love about this building is that it is a proper patchwork of metal and wood and really sets a tone.
Faithful stalkers will have noticed, as usual, that I have been absent a bit and doing mostly just photos on Flickr. Finding the time to blog lately has been a bit of a challenge, however, when some of my favorite designers put out new items I absolutely have to jump out with my pom poms and yell to the heavens at the pure awesomeness.
Jamie and Poe, or as I like to call them, The Boot Thief and his Accomplice, have been hard at work to bring some new 7mad;Ravens and /heathenesque/ items out for The Thrift Shop as well as the Jack or Jill Hunt.
Faithful stalkers, have no fear, I will get back to blogging my History of SL Boots now that I am back in town after a business trip! However, upon my return my little blue boxes of joy turned up the latest coat (with shirt, vest and tie) from FATEwear! So slip up into the cozy chair and join me in exploring the comfort that is FATE.
Welcome to another installment of the Evolution of SL Boots. Today, faithful stalkers, we’re going to look at a few pairs from 2010.
As I mentioned in 2009- err, the post regarding 2009 that is- I was living in the UK during this time and was off gallivanting for the most part. I didn’t spend a whoooole lot of time in SL so there were only 3 boots I could find that I even *bought* in 2010. A travesty, only finding so few.
On Plurk, there were comments about some huuuuge stores that I would be remiss if I didn’t at least mention: Drakke and Aohoru. At one time I did own boots from both of these stores. After multiple search attempts, however, they seem to have either been deleted or gone poof in one of my inventory accidents. So while they will not make an appearance in my chronological History- I am thinking once I finish up I may do a Guest Boot post where I get folks to come over and rez me their favorite “Back in the Day” boots for me. Plus, that will be the only way we will get to see those early “sculpty feet” that you ladies got with your open-toed high heels.
Welcome back, faithful stalkers, as we move forward to 2009.
I think the question on everyone’s mind as sculpties were really taking over the grid was whether or not we could still even make things with regular prims. I mean, sure, we *could* but… did anyone want them? A lot of designers were feeling the pressure to learn this New Fangled Thing and somewhere in here was when we first started really seeing Designing Royalty(tm) being phased out of Second Life. So many creators just… left. Sales started dropping, main store locations that always had their own sims were downsizing and combining with other creators to share sims, some were going to the mainland, and many moved to the markeplace exclusively.
I, myself, moved from the US to the UK in 2009 so I wasn’t on SL all that much. As a result, I could only find 3 boots in my inventory from 2009. I had an entire continent to explore, dammit, I wasn’t on SL that much! :)
So with that, I give you 2009: The Resizer, The Sculpt, and The Photosourced Texture
Welcome to Part 3 of my History of SL : Evolution of Boots series.
2008, or The Year We Advanced ALL THE THINGS, was an amazing year for Second Life creators and designers and, by extension, we The Residents. By the same token, it was also the year the Designing Royalty(tm) of Second Life had a choice: Learn new technology or start to feel the weight of the speeding truck that would run them over by 2009.
Late 2007/early 2008 (It’s fuzzy because I’m going by what I have in my inventory, not necessarily The Very First) introduced us to more options than Just Boots. No, we started getting really nifty cool things as creators were really learning how to texture and create unique items. So lets kick off 2008 with another favorite pair that I wore into the ground: The Bad Boy Scout Boots.