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Challenge: What Did You Look Like When You Were Born?

new default avatars

Source: New Classic Avatars released by Linden Lab, by Daniel Voyager

You have to say, as does Daniel, that these new default avatars look a whole lot classier than what I entered Second Life with in October 2007.  It almost makes me want to start up a new “walking” alt and see what folks have to say.  To demonstrate:

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Berry’s Monday Memes — Yearbook Daze

Yearbook

Singing Radiohead at the top of our lungs
With the boom box blaring as we’re falling in love
Got a bottle of whatever, but it’s getting us drunk
Singing here’s to never growing up

— Avril Lavigne

For Berry Singh’s new Monday Meme — the Yearbook Photo Challenge.  No, this is not how I looked back in the day; my parents would have utterly destroyed me, no matter how much they loved me.  (Anyway, I graduated in 1976, and we were very red, white and blue that year.)  But I haven’t seen the punk rebel in the challenge yet, so I figured someone needed to do it!

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Z is for — Zibska

Z is for Zibska 1

There was only one real choice for Z, wasn’t there?  Zibska is one of the avant-garde leaders on the Grid right now, with dresses, hair and makeups that stretch the bounds — sometimes to the breaking point.  Take this sea-urchin-like confection, called Natralia, and the matching hair (Octavia).  Anybody who gets too close to me here will definitely get the point!

Z is for Zibska 2

Accessorizing this was tricky, as I chose to wear the collar along with the dress.  I settled for a pair of gloves from Miamai, and rings and earrings from EarthStones.

Z is for Zibska 3

The eye makeup is from Zibska as well, to finish the theme here.

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The details:

  • Skin:  PXL Faith (SK NE LEB)
  • Eyes:  Poetic Colors gold flakes (sapphire)
  • Hair:  Zibska Octavia (white, tinted in editor)
  • Makeup:  Glamorize Dirty Babe Lips (Purple Panic); Zibska Didiane (Purple); BOOM Liquid Glaze (lashed) Purple
  • Outfit:  Zibska Natralia (Berries)
  • Shoes:  Blackburns Gaga No-heel Punks (purple)
  • Accessories:  Miamai Rilla gloves (satin blue; mesh); EarthStones Karuka earrings and rings (Gold/Lapis)

Photographed in Star Journey region

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Y is for — Yellow

Y is for Yellow 1

“Okay, what the heck begins with Y in my Inventory?”

(Sounds of clawing through the barely organized pile of sh– uh, crap)

“Pile of Yuck…?  No.”  (Tossing over shoulder with a splat)  “An inflatable Boris Yeltsin…?”  (Smacking her face)  “Why the hell did I buy that thing??”  (POP!)  “A yellow sign?  Hmmm….”  (She turns pensive and stares strangely, wildly, off into the distance at a place no human was meant to see.)  “Is it fated for me to be Queen in lost Carcosa beside the dead lake of Hali, the consort of the dread King in Yellow?–  Wait a minute….  THAT’S IT!!!”

Y is for Yellow 2

I’m pretty sure I’ve worn this before, but it fits the theme:  Baiastice’s Kasia top of studded straps, with the matching shorts below.  This outfit would be even more spectacular if it was in latex or vinyl, to go with the BAX boots I’m wearing on my feet and legs!  (The listing calls the boots patent leather; but we all know better, don’t we…?)

Y is for Yellow 3

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The details:

  • Skin:  PXL Faith (SK NE LEB)
  • Eyes:  Poetic Couture gold flakes (sapphire)
  • Hair:  KMADD Hair Ava (Disco Dark Purple)
  • Nails:  Love Soul Python (Purple)
  • Makeup:  Glamorize Dirty Babe Lips (Aubergine Sheen); Defenestration Yellow Eyeshadow; *BOOM* Liquid Glaze (lashed yellow)
  • Outfit:  Baiastice Kasia studded top and shorts (yellow; mesh)
  • Boots:  BAX Coen Regency Boots (violet-black patent leather; mesh)
  • Jewelry:  EarthStones Gemstone Palette Watch (Spectrum/Gold); Beguiled curved horn hoop earrings (purple stone/silver)

Photographed at the Mayo Clinic Conference Center in Second Life

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X is for — Xacuti

X is for Xacuti

And who is Xacuti?  No, it’s not a “who,” but a “what” — specifically this halter-top and “knickers” combo from Zaara that I’ve retrieved from inventory for Vanessa Blaylock’s challenge.  Zaara never goes out of style, whether vintage or new.

(Photographed in the Caddo region on Samsara mainland  —  it takes persistence to find a nice spot for photography on the Mainland, especially with a lot of it abandoned these days, but you can do it.  Just be prepared to narrow your view to a smaller panorama than full-sim.)

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W is for — Wax and War

W is for Wax and War

Interesting combination, you say?  Perchance.  All I can say is that I finally found a few matches for W in Vanessa Blaylock’s alphabetical inventory challenge.  I dug out the green wax bangles that I have on my wrist here with some luck; they came from Yak & Yeti several years ago.  And the “war” is this hairstyle from Vanity, Love After War.  You can’t see all the pileup or the tail in back due to my position and the brick walls at the Blarney Stone, but it’s a big updo that works quite nicely.

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V is for — Vixen

V is for Vixen

Wouldn’t you feel like a vixen, too, in a nice snug catsuit?  One of my favorites is this old suit named Vixen from SLink, before the days when they became obsessed with prim hands and feet (grin).  It’s complete with gloves and shoes, and fits — just right….

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