Berry’s Memes: Double Threat Meme

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Time to take a break from blogging skins because I’m fair exhausted by it all (Did you spot what I did there? I have no shame..) and let my mind wander over to that special place where Strawberry Singh’s Meme Challenges reside. I haven’t done all of them yet but I do try to and I particularly like her latest, the ‘Double Threat Meme’. Here are my answers!

Two online screen names you’ve had: Well, my very first name ever online was Ookster. I had a cat named Ook, so I added to it and used that. I used that name all over the place in the early years of the internet on programs such as Pirch and ICQ, that kind of thing, so if you ever saw that name it was possible me! I don’t use either of those applications anymore, and over the years my online identity morphed into ‘Ookster the Kittywitch’, and now more often than not my online name is Kittywitch.

Two video games you’ve played: My favourite game ever was Superfrog on the Amiga. I could still play that and get happy today, it was just beautifully done and tons of fun to play. As for another game? Well, in my house there are currently 28 arcade machines, so as you can imagine I’ve played a lot! I guess my second favourite game would be Gauntlet II. We have a cracking example of of those and I always play Valkyrie as my character. Incidentally, I am USELESS at it. (Can I have a bonus? I love playing the Baby Park on Mario Kart.  It’s just the whizzing round and throwing eggs and shells at people, such fun!)

Two things you love about Second Life: Dressing up and decorating my space. I love making Kitty look good, and I find the process very relaxing and enjoyable.  It’s definitely therapy for me!

Two things you’ve done in Second Life: Gosh I’ve been here a while and done a lot of stuff! Two things? I was present for the last night of The Three Lions .  (Stop the press, that was 8 bloody years ago!! It only feels like yesterday!!) That was a very entertaining, although poignant, night for all! I hung out with Richard Hawley when he played a gig in-world too. He said I looked good, which was nice. (I’d dressed up all Rockabilly style)

Two things you still want to do in Second Life:  My ambition is to have my own pub/hangout ! Ah, if wishing made it so because I need the land and the cash to start with,  but I really want to resurrect the feeling of The Three Lions again. I want a really good quality mesh build, it has to look right, and I want it to be somewhere that people come for music and dancing and frolics just like The Three Lions of old.  As you can tell, I miss that place such a lot, and I know my pub would never be the same but I wouldn’t want it to be.  I would want my venue to be inspired by the original, but to build on the community which that founded with the friends that I miss terribly. Sadly this is a complete pipe dream because it’s not something I can afford to do, so I live in hope of finding the perfect pub in-world still that will recreate the feeling I used to get at 3L. The second thing that I would like to do in Second Life is to help a designer craft a capsule wardrobe based on Kitty’s style ethos.  That means plain but well-textured jersey frocks in great colours, shirts and denim skirts and leather and denim jackets, boots, sneakers and such BUT with one proviso: they MUST feature cats! (Dream would be that I would do this with Nylon Pinkney and Polyester Partridge.  Can you imagine how fabulous that would be?!)

Two things you like about your Second Life avatar:   like Kitty’s face. I do think she’s a very pretty avatar, and I also like the fact that her weight fluctuates just like in real life, so sometimes, depending on ‘her’ mood, she’s a bit chunkier on some days. I love the mesh bodies that are available now too, so often times I’m just lounging around in my virtual abode in my undies throwing outfits together and enjoying the view, as it were!

Two of your Second Life Pet-Peeves: Inflated egos and drama-llamas. Anything that ends up on SLSecrets really, ’nuff said!

Two things you did as a newbie that you’re embarrassed by: My original shape was ridiculous. Top heavy, super thin and hands like shovels. I thought I looked great but I looked a proper chuff.  Also, I liked face-lights a bit too much. I’m not sorry. (In other words YE GODS THE EMBARRASSMENT! I AM SO SORRY!!)

Two of your closest friends in Second Life: Two very special friends are London Callin’ and Cyclic Gearz.

Two of the most beloved things in your inventory: This is a very tough question to answer.  At the present time I have almost 58k inventory items which is an utterly ridiculous number, so thinking of something precious out of that lot is a hard task indeed! I’d be distraught if I lost my inventory, I really would and I’ve suffered that once before.  It was few years ago now (fortunately it wasn’t as big) and it really did upset me very much.  The thing is we invest emotion and money into our virtual things, so losing them can prove as hard as losing something precious in real life.  I’m avoiding the question, can you tell? OK, I guess if I lost Kitty’s shape (her face has always been the same, apart from a few tweaks here and there) I’d be gutted because I’d feel like I’d lost ‘her’. As for something else? Well, anything cat related is pretty important to me, my collection of Chibi Cats made by Allegory Malaprop take pride of place in my virtual kitchen cupboards so losing them would break my heart!

Thanks again for a challenging Blogger,erm, challenge Berrycakes!

Luna Jubilee’s Blogger Challenge-52 Weeks Of Colour #2 Blue

 

Week 2 of the blogger challenge and again I performed an inventory rummage for my outfit.

Like last week my outfit is simple and straight to the point, but to meet the brief I felt that a totally amazing shade of blue was required, and fortunately I found exactly the colour I was looking for in this majestic blue wrap dress from HUCCI. Isn’t it glorious? I think that it looks fabulous against the milky tone of the wonderful ‘Julie’ skin from LAQ, and with the addition of a fabulous statement necklace from Ganked, and deepest blue eyes from SLInk I was practically 99% there. BUT the look needed a killer hairstyle, and I found it in one of Truth’s latest releases; it’s called ‘Kitty’ but alas, I don’t think he named it after me, although he ruddy well should have done, I’ve given him plenty of coverage on this blog!
The copper tone of the style ties all the elements together and makes for not only a stunning ensemble, but a more than passing resemblance to Bryce Dallas Howard, don’t you think? There’s also a slightly 1980’s vibe to this one. This challenge is a great idea, but I have no idea what next week’s picture will look like..the required colour is…GOLDENROD. I fear mine may end up looking more like custard. Watch this space!

SHAPE: Mine Own, not for sale.
SKIN: LAQ Julie 05 milky glow skin
EYES: Speckled Blue by SLink
OUTFIT:Hucci wrap dress in Majestic Blue
NECKLACE: Ganked Arizona necklace
NAILS:Eye candi finger nail polish blue
HAIR: Truth ‘Kitty’ streaked copper

Luna Jubilee’s Blogger Challenge-52 Weeks Of Colour #1 Grey

I haven’t blogged anything clothing related for a wee while so a blogger challenge was just right for dipping my toe back into the virtual foot-bath of fashion writing.Making my way through all the murky toenail clippings and used corn-plasters I happened across the brilliant Luna Jubilee’s Blog, and she’s devised a rather fabulous plan to get us all blogging on a pretty regular basis.
We have to blog, each week, an outfit predominately consisting of a chosen colour, and this week’s is an interesting choice…Grey
Actually I rather like grey. In fact, I’m wearing grey slacks and a grey/black jumper as I write this post. I decided to make the challenge a little bit tougher for myself by not venturing out and buying anything new; everything for this look is sourced from my inventory, thus I can’t guarantee it’s still around for you to buy. But I needed an easy start back into the swing of things, so quickly threw this rather effective ensemble together.

I wanted to concoct a look I’d be happy to wear on a late Autumn afternoon, and this would be a perfect. What could be nicer than a funky hair style worn with a classically styled jumper, given a modern edge with fingerless red leather gloves, red tights and boots? (Granted, you can’t actually see the tights and boots, but you get my drift:)

Red really brings this look to life and I’m sure you’ll agree that it takes grey to a totally different level.
Thanks to Luna for this challenge, and here’s to 52 weeks of colour! ( Are there 52 colours? I can only think of a few…)

Here’s what I’m wearing:

SHAPE: Mine own. MINE!

SKIN: ‘Nellie’ by LAQ

EYES: ‘Anime Eyes’ ( Grey) by BY SNOW

HAIR: ‘Robyn’ in Smoke by TRUTH

DRESS: Turtleneck Dress by ECLECTIC WINGTIPS

GLOVES: Fingerless gloves by PANJEN (A Kittywitchin wardrobe staple)

NAILS: Silver nails by EYE CANDI