So this week I decided to do Strawberry Singh’s latest Meme – ‘Ask me anything’. This challenge called for bloggers to create an account on Ask.FM and open it up to questions from everyone (I’ve left this account open too, so feel free to ask questions whenever you like, it’s anonymous) and quite simply, answer them! I had a lot of great questions come my way, a selection of which you’ll see below, answered for your reading pleasure 😛
In the course of this challenge, I was also asked another question which you won’t see below, because it was such a fantastic question that I’ve decided to devote a whole blog entry to answering it, so stay tuned for that!
Here we go! hehe.
1) What do you do most in SL? Do you have a partner?
Honestly I spend most of my time standing in my living room either talking in groups or blogging! At any given moment, I’m usually halfway through styling an outfit or setting a ‘scene’ up. I don’t have a partner no, unless you count Altmcalt, my male model alt – or some of my poor male friends that I con into taking a pic with me, like Nirrad here:
2) What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
My mother has a habit of telling people off whenever they put themselves down – whether they’re joking or not. She’s always told me that if you tell someone something enough times, they will believe it, no matter how far removed from the truth it is…. and over time, I’ve come to learn that she’s completely right. So ladies, think twice before you constantly ask if you’re fat, or ugly or worthless… because the more times you ask, the more likely other people are to turn around and go… “Wait, she asks that all the time… maybe she is fat/ugly/worthless and I just didn’t see it before…”. 🙂
3) What is your most embarrassing moment?
This was a hard one… because really, like most people, I’ve had more embarrassing moments than I can count lol. One of the more ‘stand out’ moments was an incident with the Lelutka head. The second lot of heads had just come out, and I’d purchased a Stella head (I already had the Leda head), and I was doing what I usually do – getting excited and playing with skins/make-ups etc in order to write the review for it. After changing the skins however, I noticed a glitch – the skin was patchy and not re-texturing in places on the face. I didn’t want to blog and write there was a glitch if there wasn’t one, so I did what we all do – ask in groups, talk to friends, try ask the CSR for Lelutka what the issue might be… only no-one had any idea what on earth was causing it. Eventually I decided to just take the head off for a while and come back to it later on, only when I removed the Stella head, I realised I was still wearing the freaking Leda head underneath it!!!! Sooooo then of course I had to go around and tell everyone ‘sorry ignore me, don’t investigate it… problem solved – I’m an idiot’ hahaha. My bad 😛
4) What quirky habit do you have?
I’m assuming you mean in RL for this one. I make a ‘thinking’ noise haha. Whenever I’ve deep in thought (irrespective of if I’m on the phone or with someone or alone), I have a habit of making a clucking noise by pressing my tongue to the roof of my mouth and off again, over and over. My friends call the ‘pondering chicken’… I need new friends 😉 haha.
5) I keep seeing designers on MP say that they are having to guess when they make mesh clothes for Maitreya bodies because the files haven’t been released. Do you know when Onyx will be releasing them so we can get clothes that are perfect instead of close guesses?
I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to this one I’m sorry, but one thing to keep in mind is that even when designers are given the models required, they aren’t perfect replicas of the in world body (in other words, the weighting/rigging etc is not as precise as it is on the actual body itself, to prevent theft). Releasing these files is a big thing for a designer to do, and I also hope that Maitreya make plans to release theirs so we can see some better fitted mesh coming out for it 🙂
6) Have you heard anything about Maitreya making Mesh Heads?
I can’t say I have. Maitreya worked with Lelutka and Glam Affair to release the Lelutka heads, and being a non-skin store, I’m not sure Maitreya will make their own per se, but we can only wait and see 🙂
7) What’s going on with the Snow Rabbit body and the update to the Nea head? Any news?
I must admit I’m waiting for information on this one too – I know the creator is working on it, but I haven’t been able to get in touch with her lately to get an update. I’ll keep trying for you though!
Well I hope some of that proved interesting for you MAddicts – one more thing before I sign off today – as many of you are aware, Hair Fair is coming soon (11th July WOO HOO!). The Hair Fair is for a great cause, because every transaction made at Hair Fair will donate a portion to Wigs for Kids – and 100% of proceeds from bandana sales will be donated. They’re also transfer, so grab some for gifts! The bandanas are made by Second Life residents, so make sure you grab one while you’re there, it’s for a great cause 🙂
For more information about Hair Fair 2015, head to the Hair Fair Blog – and if you’re like me and can’t wait to start demo’ing the hair that will be for sale (in a no lag environment haha), the in-world Hair Fair Demo group is for you – secondlife:///app/group/2e30d166-f3e5-e2de-ff72-b3da2d06ded2/about
I’m Dear Abby’ing in:
Mesh Body – Lara by Maitreya
Mesh Head – Alex by LOGO
Tattoo – Pollen by [sYs] Designs (Available at Chapter Four) (Includes Maitreya & Slink appliers)
Hair – Natasha Bun (Style 3) by Rowne Mode
Bracelets – Damasc Bangles (Combos 2 and 3) by Maxi Gossamer (group gift)
Top – Janice Tube Top by Just BECAUSE (Includes Belleza Venus, Isis & Freya; Maitreya & Slink sizes)
Pants – Jessie’s Pants by Apple May Designs (at TMD) (Standard sizing, size M used)