Thursday, March 26, 2020

Long Distance View of Whimsy Kaboom and the Volcano Pele


Another dramatic view. This one shows the western half of Whimsy, with Whimsy Kaboom Beyond.

Click the image for a larger view.

Inside the Volcano Pele, Whimsy


Here's a view from inside the Volcano Pele. We like dramatic vistas at Whimsy, and this one certainly qualifies!

Monday, March 23, 2020

View from Whimsy Kaboom


I love this view. I often stand on the sea decks on Whimsy Kaboom and face east. I watch the whales cavorting in the bay and listen to the sounds. Peaceful. 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Party at Ravensbrook Castle

In this time of social isolation, it's nice to be with people, even if in a virtual way.

I was invited to a very nice party at Ravensbrook Castle. We danced and laughed and danced some more. I knew most of the folks there, and got to know them better.

The DJs were Koviachi Banoo and, making his debut, Ashenford. The host, and the creator of this film, is Uncle Hamdi.

Thanks for a great time!


Ravensbrook Party from Mike Townsend on Vimeo.

Accidental Camming Fly-By


Second Life is a neverending surpirse. You never know what you'll come across.

Here, I was out exploring what seemed to be a public area. Suddenly, my camera was here.

I've not idea why the owner of this house had three identical bondage photos on the wall. I don't want to know. I only hope the blonde woman was a willing subject.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

St. Patrick's Day 2020



In this time of social distancing, Second Life is wonder for socializing. Here I am closing down an Irish bar after hours of dancing and listening to music and chatting. Everyone but me and the prim bartender had sense enough to go home.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Castration Anxiety


Men shudder when seeing this outfit even on a sales sign!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Adventures in Mesh Heads, Part VIII: Fixing the BOM Fingernail and Toenail Issue


This Image is From Virtual Bloke's Blogpost Get Baked. It Shows the Nail Problem and the Cure Beautifully.
Bloke Went to a Lot of Trouble to Make This, and I Admire Him For it. I Hope Me Won't Mind My Use of it.

Click HERE to Read Get Baked


I remarked earlier about the visibility of the system finger and toe nails when using Bakes on Mesh with the Lara body. The system nails are mostly covered by Lara's mesh nails, but show around the edges, making the hands and feet unsightly.

I was talking with a helper at Firestorm Social about this and he gave me a link to this helpful post from the Virtual Bloke blog:

http://www.virtualbloke.com/archives/3358

I was happy to see a discussion of the BOM nail issue, and happier yet when Bloke pointed out an inexpensive--$50 L--system glove that fixes the problem:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Rose-Nail-Gloves-White-Modifiable-Bake-on-Mesh/17933441

There's also a sock for toenails:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Rose-Toe-Socks-White-Modifiable-Bake-on-Mesh/17933440

The sock and glove are white and you'll need to tint them to match your skin. They work perfectly.

To tint, go to Appearance and select Edit and then Outfit. Find the glove or sock in the menu that pops up and click the wrench icon. Click Color and, if you know the color of your skin, enter the vectors in either the RGB or HSU squares.

If you don't know the numbers (I didn't), you can click around the colored square until you get a match.

I saved a picture of my nude system body to my hard drive, loaded it into the free graphics program GIMP, and used the eyedropper tool to get the needed numbers.

My finger and toe nails are now flawless in BOM.