There’s this thing with cats and boxes. Corvus is no different! Also, he’s a big goofball.
I like creative and unique product packaging and this box from Kuro is a great example!
Today’s, err, look:
The second part of the heroes series. Corv’s character of choice would be the barbarian.
Despite the fact, Corvus is all fluff and purrs, one should not forget he is a tiger, not a housecat. Unlike his feral conspecifics, however, he has a choice between following his instincts or acting reasonable. And usually, he chooses to be a friendly kitteh.
But in roleplay, even he cannot resist the urge to follow his dark, wild instincts. This is why the barbarian would be the perfect class for him.
outfit & axe: Losthaven
skybox: Rustica grass: Garden of Dreams
pose: [hate this]
Ok, now that I got your attention… in my first post about Corvus, I forgot to include a full body picture and I didn’t say anything about his outfit.
This is currently my favourite outfit for Corvus for several reasons. First of all, it is rather unique. You don’t see many guys wearing kilts in SL, and if they do, those are either traditional, or gorean kilts. The comfy, gothy style suits Corv very well, in my opinion. And, after removing all customisation scripts, it’s very performance-friendly, too.
For Corv’s basic looks, see here.
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)