Post #49: Meet My Friend Challenge AND BIG REVEAL!

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Here’s my friend (well he’s my RL husband) Benj Proto.  I am interviewing him for the Meet My Friend Challenge by Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme Challenge http://strawberrysingh.com/page/2/

Malachite Bing (in bold)  interviewing Benj Proto.

1)  How long have you been a resident?

I have to look…2005…8 years.

2)  What have you done  in SL with all that time? 

Dabbled in businesses, building, scripting, and I met you.  Yeah you did! 

3)  What impresses you about SL?

Technology, sociology, connecting with people all around the world.

4)  What have you learned from being a resident?

People are people, they are the same behind the avatar or as others would say, “People is as people does”.

5)  How has that impacted your RL?

The answer to this is in my answer to #2, I met you. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

6)  Is there anyone or any thing or place you miss in SL?

Not being logged on with you, exploring, particles, sailing, building geeky stuff.

I miss our exploring.

7)  Fondest memory, go!

Sitting at Cloud Chateau, watching particles, having a conversation with Malachite Bing

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hina/24/36/747

Yep, that’s where we met, November 4th, 2007.

8)  Is there anything you would like to add?

I love you.  I love you too.

The shopping cart:

What Benj is wearing:

All he remembers is his clothes are from Sf Designs (2007) by Swaffette Firefly

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AnimamiA/216/242/22

I know his shoes come from Redgrave by Emilia Redgrave (2007) because I took him shopping for them!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/95/176/21

Skin, eyes, hair, and shape:  unable to retrieve names.

What Malachite is wearing:

Hair:  Clawtooth by Bubbles Clawtooth (that pretty lady strawberry cream from Collabor88)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/209/145/23

Skin:  Glam Affair by Aida Ewing (Amberly europa frostbite)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/209/145/23

Shape:  mine (adjusted over the years)

Lashes:  Slink by Siddean Munro (Slink Mesh Lashes)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctum/88/105/23

Toenail polish:  Adore & Abhor by Sileny Noel (Glitter Drip Black)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/175/206/23

Fingernail polish:  Starry Heaven by Emirun & Angeltrip

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AnimamiA/216/242/22

Hands and feet:  Slink mesh hands and feet by Siddean Munro

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sanctum/88/105/23

Shorts:  Sf design by Swaffette Firefly

Top:  :Paper.Doll: by Zoey Gabardini (Bow Bandeau white)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Atomic%20Island/68/89/23

Piercings:  [Atooly] by Rockstarroo Gossipgirl (pink/purple piercings)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/19/98/2752

Eyes:  [LeLutka] by Minnu Palen (Ellis cobalt medium)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LeLutka/128/128/26

WE UPDATED BENJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  MAKEOVAHHHH!!!!!

benj and mal_014benj and mal_016benj and mal_027

Shopping List for Benj:

We made it simple for Benj, he hates to shop…we got it all from Redgrave and Exile.

Redgrave by Emilia Redgrave:

Boots, cargo outfit (LIQUID MESH…SELF ADJUSTING CLOTHES!), Skin/Shape Tyler Pale, Eyes Emerald (same board as skin).

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/REDGRAVE%20Skins%20Fashion/95/176/21

Hair:  Drake at Exile by Kavar Cleanslate

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Covet/122/96/29

Hair on Malachite:  All D!va by Marisa Kira

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/CalanDiva/148/157/24

POSES:  I got these all from Pose Fair 2013 (Thanks to Ruby Starlight Writer of Exposeur Poses and Animations for putting on a GREAT event!)

#1:  CoCo Poses by Indigoskye44 (Yoga Hearts)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Appalachian/91/238/25

#2:  Infiniti Poses by Brandi Monroe (Encanto)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Southfield/201/56/3201

#3:  Whump Bump!  By Lyndzay Melli of [Lyndz-Matic] Poses & Gadgets

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Southfield/201/56/3201

Last but not least:

Pose by Infiniti Poses by Brandi Monroe (Treasured)

benj and mal_013 at night222222222222222I want to acknowledge Linden Labs for creating Second Life…I would not have the life I have today if I had not met Benj in SL.

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Look #39: Strawberry’s Guilty Meme

guilty meme

Here’s the rules for Strawberry Singh’s newest meme:  Meme instructions: Share 1 to 10 of your top second life guilty confessions.

1)  I did have an alt at one point while I was dating three different avatars in SL.  It got CRAZY.  I think that only lasted a month.

2)  I had 90K in my inventory but after reading Strawberry’s guilty confession meme, I boxed up my pictures, my textures, my sounds and gestures since I am not using them much now.  I am proud to say I am now in the low 50k range.  PHEW!  I do have the same problem of wearing something usually only once since I am a clothes shop a holic.  Is there a 12 step program for us avatars?  I mean, I can’t leave SL…because my avatar costs so much!  I would lose THOUSANDS of dollars if this game stopped.  I pray to whatever Linden is listening to keep this game going (I will be seven next month so hopefully it keeps going…feed my addiction).

3)  I have to confess that I have disappointed a few avatars in SL.  I would not venture to say I broke their hearts but I didn’t play completely fair in the dating game.  This is the one thing I am most embarrassed and displeased about my behavior (all in the past now…one thing SL taught me was the real meaning of integrity and commitment).  I know I did break someone’s heart as well as mine in here.  Nuff said.

4)  I started to work on a business in here a couple times but never really put the effort in so it’s on my guilty list.

5)  I use photoshop often instead of getting my skin colors to match (or hide it enough) with my mesh hands or feet.  Seems I can get it right easier there than here.  My picture above shows my hands pre tinted before photoshop.

6)  I don’t really socialize much in SL.  I will spend more time on plurk.  I come in here to unwind, listen to music, sort inventory, and make photos.  Oh….and shop….

The shopping cart:

Place:  Parvana which is owned by Jen Noel “the Dealer” DJ:  She does a show Mondays 4pm SLT and Thursdays 6pm SLT here.  If you love to belly dance, this is the place (STRAWBERRY)

Pose: Pics n Poses-F-I Dunno by Sue Hunniton

Hair:  Elikatira Only Black

Eyes:  Dirty.Little.Secret Starry Eyed Emerald by Tash Porthos

Skin:  Cupcakes Emilia Whisper by Mimi Coral

Shape:  Breeze Shape 1 Curio by Gala Phoenix

Jacket:  Foppish pleated leather jacket by Foppish

Tank top:  Loose Mesh Butterfly Magenta Redgrave by Emilia Redgrave (marketplace)

Mesh hands:  Slink hands casual by Siddean Munro

Jeans and tennis shoes:  Envious Hands off jeans and Hands off shoes by Sayanicole Cuttita

Panties:  Lace and Bows panties by Janae Ferraris

Look #32: Intoxicate Me

intoxicate me50 Shades of Sexy Blogger Challenge:  Week # 6:  Intoxicate Me

The Shopping Cart:

Martini glass and Pose:  Glitterati Martini (Katey Coppola)

Bra Panties:  Insatiable Fashions HFW Hunt Gift (Aliannamarie Gossipgirl)

Skin:  Pale Skin -Jenny- Red Carpet *Redgrave* (Emilia Redgrave)

Shape:  Parisa Busty External Appearances (Karen Blackthorne)