today's look on her: shape: By Snow skin: Pink Fuel eyes: Umedama Holic hands: Slink hair: Wasabi Pills hair base: Exile hoodie: katat0nik on him: skin: Clef de Peau (limited edition) hair: Dura hands: Slink blood: Ama. gas mask: Ispachi (limited edition) outfit: FATEplay meat hook: [ht:studio] (coming soon)
Here’s the first post of what might become yet another new series on my blog – Thrifty Tips. Every once in a while, I like to go and hunt for quality freebies or cheapies, and I think, they do deserve some space on my blog, too.
When I put together my last post, I needed a few avatars for the second picture. Not too many people were around to help, so I had to dig out an older, unused account of mine. Her look was terribly dated, and she received a makeover, which was completely free and turned out very well, if I may say so myself.
Now, she isn’t one of my characters. There’s no story behind this girl and she doesn’t even have a name. But I think, she’s cute as a button, even if she’s a bit on the young side.
Oh, and thanks to Helena Stringer for pointing out the free skin on Plurk!
background: -CLICK- plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)
skin: Shiva (group gift, free to join) shape: By Snow (free) eyes: Butterfly Kiss Boutique (free, Free*Style) hair: Dura (group gift, free to join) necklace: lassitude & ennui (free, Free*Style) dress: World's End Garden (The Gallery Gift Shop, free hunt gift) shoes: Maitreya (old subscribtion gift, no longer available)
Name: Corvus Szpiegel (aka "the Kitteh") Age: unknown (mid to late 20s) Born: New York City, USA Occupation: self-employed
As you can see, Corvus is a neko – a white tiger, to be precise. His whole body is covered in thick, soft fur, mostly white and light grey, with darker grey to almost black stripes. He has fluffy ears and a long tail, but his most prominent feature are his ice-blue eyes. Corv sports a small goatee-style beard. His hair is black, with a distinct blue in it, except for his white fringe.
The Kitteh usually is quite friendly, maybe a bit shy at first. Just don’t get the idea of touching or even pulling his tail! He may appear a bit clumsy and confused, but don’t take him for stupid! He may lack higher education, but is usually quite fast to grasp new concepts, if brought to him in a way he can understand.
Corvus spent most of his teens on the streets, after escaping from his abusive mother, but recently inherited property from a great-aunt he barely remembered. Now he lives in Mirror House, a cottage built by his German great-grandfather Erich Szpiegel. Corvus runs a small store called [hate this]. He sells mostly t-shirts, with the help of his assistant HT.
Corvus was the first character I created in SecondLife, on the account with the same username – yes, back then we had last names! When I first joined SL, I wanted to become a vampire, but changed my mind after being constantly griefed by vampire players during my first days on the grid. I was looking for a dark sounding name and didn’t want to use any of my previous nicknames for different reasons. I didn’t know you could reload the selection of last names. While Szpiegel may not be the most attractive of names in hindsight, it is fairly unique and grew on me. I have yet to meet another Szpiegel inworld.
The name Corvus could be translated to “mirror raven”. Corvus is the Latin word for raven and Szpiegel is very similar to the German word Spiegel, which means mirror.
Corv’s basic look:
shape: my own skin: Nomine hair: Sadistic Hacker eyes: By Snow / Fairlight Industries (glow effect) beard: Emortal Concepts (tattoo) / Atro Patena (attachment) make-up: Delirium Style ears: OTCR tail: Lemon Tea (formerly How Vexing, not seen in pic) nails: Love Soul (not seen in pic)