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

mal and benj finished

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!!!!!

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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.

Look #48: “Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri

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I went shopping at Summerfest and enjoyed the sim as well.  Nice build!  I noticed Kriss Lehman of Botanical had donated the pathways and grasses for the sim.  WOW!

I’m showing you what I wore on my shopping trip to the beach.  It took me FOREVER but I figured out how to apply skin tint appliers and nail/toe appliers to my slink hands and feet.  Well worth the effort but now I don’t want to change my skin!  Ahhhh…the fate of all SL Fashionista wannabes.

I love my drippy fingernail polish applier by Starry Heaven along with my Adore & Abhor Glitter drip toenail polish applier.  Once I figured out what to do (you simply have to wear the enhanced hands and feet by Slink then wear the applier hud and click on it…how simple) it was so easy.  I don’t know if I will ever take off my Slink hands and feet again.

The Starry Heaven appliers come in many colors in the same pack (to match my ever changing wardrobe and moods).  Starry Heaven has poses along with cool nail appliers.

Check them out: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/AnimamiA/216/242/22

The shopping cart:

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

Look #47: The Arcade

arcade_002The Arcade is open till the end of this month.  You should go just to try your luck and have some fun!

Reminds me of the Jersey shore boardwalk…indeed a fun place.  All the creators put together impressive items.  Even on a budget, you can snag some coolies.

http://thearcadeshoppingguide.com/  (this was helpful in figuring out what I wanted to go for before I got there)

The Shopping Cart (all LM’s are the creator’s main store):

The Arcade:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Country%20Club/168/235/3115

Chest:  {what next} by FrankLee Anatra at the Arcade (it’s the shopping bag for the item I got, so COOL)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hodgepodge/111/97/31

Furry animals:  (fd) fashionably dead by Toast Bard at the Arcade

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/210/116/23

Vanity Desk, Vanity Mirror, Nail polishes, Jewelry tree -Tres Blah- by Julliette Westerburg at the Arcade

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lula/103/84/34

Teacup Piglet:  !Ohmai by Anya Ohmai

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/nuWiggles/96/174/21

Skin:  [the Skinnery] by Umazuma Metaluna (Sasha spring champagne LBCL1)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Camomile/24/118/23

Glasses:  [CT] Conpiracy Theory by Ewan Mureaux (Lavender) The Arcade

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Nest/83/116/21

Boots:  DECO by GutterBlood Spoonhammer at the Arcade

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Friday/207/189/27

Overalls:  (fd) fashionably dead by Toast Bard (light demin M) – see furry animals for TP

Hair:  D!va by Marisa Kira (Senri 2 type 2 garnet)

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

Bikini:  :::Sn@tch::: by Ivey Deschanel at the Wash (1800Bikini pink)

 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/118/191/29

Eyes:  [LeLutka] by Minnu Palen Ellis Cobalt M

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

Shape:  [ROCKBERRY] by Heather Beebe (Paige)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SandyBeach%20West/40/235/24

 

Look #46: Strawberry’s Weird Question’s Meme

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  1. Which was the last sim you visited? (Other than your home) SL10B
  2. Does your avatar look like the real you? Not even close!!!
  3. Do you wear underwear/panties underneath your clothing when out and about on the grid? No.  Unless I want to take a photo of something sizzling hot for the blogger challenge:  50 Shades of Sexy.  And maybe for low riding pants for sexification.
  4. If you won a million linden dollars, what would be the first thing you buy inworld? I would buy a nine block of sims, create the most fun and amazing sims, put little tiki huts on one of the sims for people to use for free, and have awesome content creators place their coolness all over these sims.  Proceeds from events, live shows, and shops would be donated to cerebral palsy charities.  Yep, I can see it now…
  5. Have you ever bought something in SL and then realized afterwards that you had already owned it from before? Often, this happens if I don’t check inventory first.
  6. Have you ever done anything in Second Life that would be considered illegal in real life? You mean like break into people’s SL homes, do unspeakable things inside of their homes, take pictures (for posterity of course), grief avatars on a race track with firebombs, indecent exposure…Nope!  NOT ME…
  7. If you could go out on a date with any other avatar, who would it be? Benj Proto (he is my RL hubby…I cannot get enough of him)
  8. Who, in your opinion, was the greatest avatar to ever slive?  I love Torley Linden, he inspired so many of us and helped many with our SL experience.  Who comes in a strong second?  Strawberry Singh for being so helpful and inspiring.  She makes me want to blog.  Thanks to you both!
  9. What is the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done inworld? I was snooping around (mmm maybe stalking is more accurate) and I was commenting with my friend about this one avatar…I commented in the wrong chat window and my viewpoints on this avatar was broadcasted to her group…and she was on…and I have never quite recovered.  Ok, there were some role playing scenarios that were VERY embarrassing…thank god it wasn’t recorded.  I hope.
  10. If your avatar had a mind of its own, what do you think it would say to you?   Please get an SL social life again.  You are soooo boring!!!  Stop taking so many photos!
  11. If I could say something to my avatar what would I say?  I think you had enough fun in the early days…now…sort that inventory!

Shopping Cart (all links are to content creator’s stores):

Pink floaty:  PILOT by Kaz Nayan at the Arcade (pink inflatable chair)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/63/155/26

Hair:  D!va by Marisa Kira at Collabor88 (mim type A brown diamond with white bow)

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

Bikini:  :::Sn@tch::: by Ivey Deschanel at the Wash (Cherry Bikini Plaid)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/118/191/29

Necklace:  .Olive. by NamiNaeko Resident on SL Marketplace (Deadliest of Hallows)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/177/153/23

Skin and Shape:  [ROCKBERRY] by Heather Beebe at Skin Fair 2013 (Paige shape and Paige skin B CLV/BLD with freckles/natural/tan)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SandyBeach%20West/40/235/24

Eyes:  [LeLutka] by Minnu Palen (Ellis Cobalt M)

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

#46 Strawberry’s Acrostic Poem Meme

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Acrostic Poems:  Two of them that I got from help from this website:  http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/acrostic/

The first is my take on my SLife and the second is my Avatar’s name.

secondlifeblogacrosticpoemalachitebingacrosticpoem

Shopping Cart (all links are to content creator’s stores):

Pink floaty:  PILOT by Kaz Nayan at the Arcade (pink inflatable chair) 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/MudHoney/63/155/26

Hair:  D!va by Marisa Kira at Collabor88 (mim type A brown diamond with white bow)

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

Bikini:  :::Sn@tch::: by Ivey Deschanel at the Wash (Cherry Bikini Plaid)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Snatch%20City/118/191/29

Necklace:  .Olive. by NamiNaeko Resident on SL Marketplace (Deadliest of Hallows)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tableau/177/153/23

Skin and Shape:  [ROCKBERRY] by Heather Beebe at Skin Fair 2013 (Paige shape and Paige skin B CLV/BLD with freckles/natural/tan)

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SandyBeach%20West/40/235/24

Special thanks to Strawberry Singh’s tutorials, she is helping to create better SL photography and editing.

Look #45: 50 Shades of Sexy Pillow Talk AND Strawberry’s Communication’s meme

pillow talk_004This is my photo for the 50 Shades of Sexy Pillow Talk Week #9 (I KNOW…I’m very behind but catching up!).

And here’s my Communication’s meme from Strawberry Singh’s Blog http://strawberrysingh.com/

  1. Who did you speak to last inworld today? Not today but the last person I spoke with inworld was last week:  Brent1 Despres (who btw has the best RL pic on his profile).
  2. Who has taught you most about SL? Thongshaman Thirroul (God, I miss her) and Bakaranus Arashi (I miss him too).
  3. Who do you turn to for help? Benj Proto or Google or Plurk or I actually read blogs about SL and do the tutorials.  However, I still don’t know how to change the z axis on my avatar while it’s in a pose.  PLEASE…if you know…just tell me…end my misery.
  4. Who is the most entertaining person on your friend list? Yahuu Trenkins, HE IS SO FUNNY!!!!
  5. Do you speak to your SL friends outside of SL? Yes I do.  Plurk, FB, Flickr, and in RL.  I know quite a few of my SL friends in RL.
  6. Are you part of a community or family inworld? No, not anymore.  I used to be a part of Second life LDS.  Yes, the Church of Latter Day Saints (which I am an RL member and highly recommend this religion).  However, I am not actively practicing it. I actually suck at religion.
  7. Are you usually around a lot of people or do you spend most of your time alone inworld? SL is my time to be alone.  But it gets lonely at times.  I think that’s why I enjoy plurk and FB for it’s social aspect.  I really enjoyed the social aspect of SL when I first joined.  I met the love of my life here in SL.  Years later, we are now married in RL.  Yes, dreams do come true.

The Shopping Cart:

Skin and Shape:  [ROCKBERRY] Paige B CLV/BLD freckles natural by Heather Beebe

Hair:  Clawtooth Bubbles Coffee with cream by Clawtooth Doolittle

Pose and cell phone:  Adorkable Poses Call Me by Adorkable Peapod

Eyes:  [LeLutka] Ellis Colbolt M by Minnu Palen

Sexy Nightie:  Ayiki’s creations Favorite white by Ayiki Takakura

Look #44: 50 Shades of Sexy Blogger Challenge Week #12: Indescribable

My submission for 50 shades of sexy blog challenge week 12, “Indescribable”.

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The shopping cart:
Skin: Glance skins Anais December by Snejana Tran
Shape: [the Skinnery] Emma Shape by Umazuma Metaluna
Hair: Tekeli-li! Black Orchid, Hathor by Tekelili Tantalus
Eyes: Curio Tragic Eyes Starry Night by Rita Groshomme
Lashes: [LeLutka] DIVA lashes by Thora Charron