Sunday, 30 December 2007

The eyes have it again...

Well... back earlier than expected this year.. but no bad thing. I've had the opportunity to reassess the eyes - particularly the cat eyes that, while popular, have been lacking a few colors. Well now I've upped the ante, raising the bar from 15 to 27 colors; and they're nice ones too, unlike the first cat releases that were a little abrupt.

They're currently available in the crate only - 27 eyes for 199L... but I will be going live with the individual and fatpack purchases, much as I have with the human eyes, in the next day or so.

Furthermore, a set of 18 anime eyes will get their launch as soon as I can figure out a way of geting a reasonable looking Anime avatar to model them without shelling out 2500L at Boingo to do so... not that i'd complain... it's just at 15L a pop, that's close to 180 sales to break even... not including the upload costs.

Still... more news and pictures when they comes to anything.

Oh yes... before I forget... there is now a small display of 9 hairstyles in Sterling Grove, set in the barbershop over the Marzipan tearooms. Here's hoping it bucks the trend and actually generates me some coin! Have a looksee if you wish... the two owners are lovely!

Until next time,


Saturday, 22 December 2007

Fast approaching the end of the year

Well guys... it's nigh on six months since I opened the doors on this little venture, and things are ticking over now. This wek saw the release of Mu, Hydra, Sakura and the Hydra/Chimera double pack... and George finally being upgraded from 32 to 48 colors... All in time for everyone to disappear offline for a few days over the festive season.

Talking about disappearing, I too kate off tomorrow for a week or so; braving the family gathering as befits tradition. I'm sure you all have yours and for teh sake of your dsanity I'll spare you mine.

Just thought that seing as it may well be next year before teh next article follows, I'll post some resolutions now.


The first five hairs of next year will be a masculine ponytail (which is already in the workshop, nearing completion of the proto), a long open male one inspired by a certain video game character, another for the guys that's long at the back and short on top without being a mullet... I promise(!)... A set of sensible length girly pigtails and another short asymmetric men's do with some movement to it. I cannot guarantee the order, but those are what's in my head now.

Eyes-wise, I'll be working on a set of Anime shaped ones in the new year... look out for the debut 18 soon in the new year. The charity crate is on standby - read postponed until further notice.

Alice, bless her, has thrown herself into the breech and is making some entry level skins for me so that the shapes, all six of them now, can be relaunched guilt free... They'll happen in time.

OK... on that note, Gift certificate exchanges are now on hold until January 2nd, when I expect to be back seriously, and recovered from NYE... which I have actual factual plans for for the first time since Y2K.

Anyway... on a personal note... to all of you who read this (and I know some of you do) I wish you all the best for the forthcoming year. I hope, whatever you're doing over the break, it's peaceful, relaxing and fun.

See you in-world in 2008!

Until next time,


Tuesday, 18 December 2007

The jump...

I've finally bitten the bullet and gone for some more exposure... by launching a few styles on SLExchange.

We're talking , rather than swamp it with all the options, as I'd be at it for evermore, launching demos, then fatpacks there - each spitting out a landmark to the store in-world. Early days yet, but by declaring my intention, I may be forced into actually keeping up with it... Like that's happened before.... *snirk*

Hopefully this may get me a little more traffic... but we'll see. Changes are it won't just be the hair, but the eyes as well.

Until next time,


Saturday, 15 December 2007

Older.... wiser... smarting...

Every once in a while I escape from my little patch on Synchronicity and actually experience something of teh virtual world called Second life... Sadly this week those experiences have been negative...

First of all I need to make one thing absolutely clear. I'm naive to a fault; and as a result, I've paid for my trusting nature.

To clarify. I discovered that the skins I was using in my instant avatar packs were resold illegally - ripped from others' work... and I cannot be a part of that; so as soon as I discovered this, I pulled the shape with immediate effect. Instead I'm going to have no other choice but to make my own skins for them, so I can be wholly certan that my ass is covered from a copyright standpoint. I wouldn't want anyone ripping me of, and I refuse to play a part in it. The shapes will be back, along with two more, Heather and Norman, that I was finalising before the shit hit the fan.

Furthermore, the satellite store on Full Moon Island has been abandonned for reasons that I will not go over in depth - but the primary, of course was that after 6 weeks, it hadn't paid for the first week's rental. There were a few other minor issues relating to neighbours that didn't help either, so I bailed mid-afternoon yesterday.

On a more positive note, the human eyes have been reworked to provide 2 styles in each color for 25L, or fatpacks of nine colors, two styles each for a lowly 99L - or 5.5L an eye... not bad at all. Chimera has finally been launched, and after sweating blood; I can reveal that Sakura has been fixed with respect to alpha issues, so hits the tinters shortly.

Photos to follow... but right now I'm feeling too drained... sorry guys...

Until next time,


Saturday, 8 December 2007

New guys' style and new guy!

Hey hey... it's later than makes sense here, and i'm a little bit more tired than I'd like to admit... but here we go anyway.

After literally FORCING my will through my mouse, battling lag artifact after lag artifact, James has taken to the shelves, fully tinted and cloned and looking gorgeous... Well... like hair... *blush*

And we've added another shape to the line - in the form of Geoff. Cute guy next door; somewhat lacking in HUGE musculatture and stature that every guy in SL seems to have.

I for one approve as he's been designed to be my perfect guy to go dancing with... The joys of being 5'1" in a world of seven footers... Anyway... enough of my yap - I'm off to bed for a well deserved 5 hours...

Until next time,


Tuesday, 4 December 2007

The shape of things to come

Now you may have noticed that the accessories gazebo has been cleeaned out...

This is intentional; as they weren't selling, and I wanted the space for other things in the long term. That said, the decision has caused a little bit of grief in the main, as I wanted to offer a few things outside and beyond hair and eyes... so I thought what the hell and have re-released Martha in a stripped down capacity, and her male alter ego, Arthur as entry level avatars... Skin, eyes and shape.

Yes... I said skin... They're not originals, but the best freebies I could find trawling SL for several hours... so they'll do for now.

Both are available for 99L... come and have a looksee!

In other news, Hydra and CHimera have been stalled while I do my damndest to get James finished... and fortunately, he's now at a tinting and cloning stage, so will be out soon. Sakura is suffering badly with alpha issues and will need an almost complete rework, but I'll stick with and we'll have some new hair news soon... I promise!

Until next time,