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Find The Fish

Posted 2007.02.15 1.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Hidden somewhere in the following photograph, there is a fish.

Can you find it?

I wonder where that fish did go? Ah fishy, fishy, fishy, oh.

Fun for the Whole Family?

Posted 2007.02.13 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

Well, just in time for Valentine’s day, the guillotine is ready. As my friend Kim commented, ‘How romantic’. 🙂

Making an avatar’s head disappear is quite problematic and it’s still not perfect… at the moment, the head vanishes but if they’re wearing primmy hair, the hair stays put. We’ll have to put more work into that.

For now though it’s pretty good, with the falling blade, slicing chopping sound, and gushing blood. And a head rezzes in the bucket.

We’ll work out how to vanish primmy hair later. For now, here’s a picture – not just a picture, but our sales poster, and a link to the shop!

Atashi’s Art and Oddities

Lay back and relax...
A little off the top?

Bzzzt! Bzzzt! Bzzzt!

Posted 2007.02.11 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

Ok I get to post this one because I’m the one who had to pose for all the stupid pictures and do all the painful tests in the design and development phases.

And let me tell you — I hear the next big effort is going to be a Valentines’ Day Guillotine — I am Not looking forward to testing that!

This one wasn’t so bad. The sound effects are grating, but otherwise it just tingles a lot.

Bzzzt! Bzzzt!

..Sort of a sharp pain, in my back?

Posted 2007.02.10 1.00 in Computers/Internet/Technology by Stephanie

More disturbing macabre fun in SecondLife 🙂

This one was pretty easy to script and pose, but more challenging to texture… getting the blood to soak into the wood while leaving the woodgrain visible, was tricky – especialy up at the point where the blood is darker.

Yeah, pretty twisted. But darkly humourous, I think.

Lay Back and Relax

How To Tell When You’ve Become A Grown-Up

Posted 2007.02.08 1.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

This could probably be a really, really long list. So I’m going to only mention things that a) are so far removed from my thought-patterns that I had at age-18 that I wonder if maybe I was replaced by aliens, and b) I find mildly amusing. And of course I reserve the right to change the rules at any time. 🙂 My blog, my rules.

And I should point out also that just because I feel like this today, doesn’t mean I will still feel the same way tomorrow. In fact I’m pretty sure that by next week I’ll be horrified or embarrassed by whatever’s on this stupid list.

So without further ado, here are some ways you can tell that you’ve become a grown-up:

#1: You spend 2 hours at a bath and kitchen place, picking out a toilet and a sink for your bathroom. Two freaking hours. Because you want your bathroom to be Just So. Only grown-ups do this.

#2: As much as you enjoy Second Life for the freedom, chaos, sex, or other diversions, what really has you fascinated now is how it’s a micro-cosm of a pure capitalist anarchy and you’re all interested in the economy and ups and downs of the virtual land market. Only grown-ups who are also geeks, nerds, or economists do this.

#3: You want to do a happy-dance when you score a great rate on your mortgage renewal that lets you shorten the ammortization and shave a couple years off the total expected life of the mortgage. I assume that this is a grown-up thing to do, although I’ve never seen grown-ups do happy dances when their mortgage renewed. Maybe when the mortgage was paid off though.

Actually though I have a confession. I don’t really think I’m all growed up. Grown-ups don’t refer to themselves as grown-ups, unless they’re talking to small children. Grown-ups probably don’t do happy-dances. Grown-ups might be interested in the economy, but not so much Second Life.

And the bathroom? Yeah grown-ups do spend a lot of time to pick out a toilet that’s Just So. But grown-ups don’t use H.R. Giger’s artwork as their guiding theme for their bathroom design…

So really, I don’t know where the hell I’m going with this. I’m just overtired, and felt like sharing. Blah blah babbledy-babble.

Fortune of the Day

Posted 2007.02.08 1.00 in Pointless Blather by Stephanie

Your present plans are going to succeed in bed.

CNN News Story Link

Posted 2007.02.06 1.00 in Family/Friends by Stephanie

Hmm this morning on CNN there was a bit on Prosopagnosia. I missed it but some folks were kind enough to provide a link to the related story on the CNN website.

CNN / Health / Face Blindness