Kaori & Kage – Waffles!

Kaori & Kage - Waffles

on her:
earmuffs: Argrace
sweater: Tentacio (Kustom 9)
Backpack: Cila
gloves: Atomic (The Arcade - December 2014)
on him:
scarf: Balaclava
gloves: Atomic (The Arcade - December 2014)
bag: Remarkable Oblivion (The Mens Dept)
today's set:
sledge: CGoo (free - Nevermore Winter Solstice Hunt 2014)
waffle stand and stuff: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (The Liaison Collaborative)
mugs: Schadenfreude (Collabor88)
pose: Olive Juice

Thrifty Tips – She’s free, but not cheap

thrifty tips - free not cheap 1Here’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.

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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!

Today’s set

background: -CLICK-
plant: [ARIA] (The Home Show)

Today’s look

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)

Copy right, copy wrong

There is a lot of talk about copyright infringements in SecondLife going on at the moment. This brought me to check some of the things in my store – I had some stuff based on movie posters from vintage horror movies. Had? Yes, I removed them from my range. Same other items using artworks I haven’t made.
At the time I made these things, I believed, these images were under public domain. But I could not find any proof, other than a few fan-made websites that claimed they were.

I hope, past and unintended infringements will be forgiven. As a content creator today, I strive to make everything I can myself and from scratch, with as litle outside resources as possible. If I use any resources today, I double-check I am allowed to use them.

As a creator, I also don’t quite get why some people in SL work hard to create exact copies of branded RL products. With their skill, they could most probably create their own designs at the same level of quality and sell them without risking any trouble.

Now, personally, I do understand why someone would like to wear a t-shirt of their favourite band in SL, or upload the texture of an artwork they admire, to hang it on the wall of their virtual home.
The folks behind the World Goth Fair did a great thing, actually asking their favourite bands if it’s ok to use their band logos and artworks – and it seems they got quite a few positive answers. That’s the way to go, in my book! (Anyone got a spare male Cruxshadows shirt? Hehehe)

To take a bit of heat out of today’s discussions on Plurk, Paco Pooley suggested to come up with fictional bands and make posters and album covers for them.
Now, those of you who know me a little bit know, I’m always up for fun and a bit of a challenge, so here we go!

I proudly present the Free Elven Roaming Troubadours and their latest album, Snoos. Featuring their #1 smash hit – “Shädder in the Mirröhrs”. Now live on tour, starting 2-27-69.

Free Elven Roaming Troubadours Cover

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tour bus: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] (Home & Garden Expo)