Saturday 29 June 2013

Fractalious at SL10b

I was very excited when I got to know that Kiki has her creation at SL10B sim. She has been a great friend for a long time and I have had the chance to see her previous work before. She is truly one of the most talented and dedicated builder I have known.
Of course, I quickly asked for an interview with her and she agreed immediately.


Owner & creator Kikiri Tuqiri (right)
Debbie Selona: Hi Kiki, it's been a long time...How have you been ") Ty for meeting up with me.
Kikiri Tuqiri: I'm good. Yw :)
Debbie Selona: How long have you been building?
Kikiri Tuqiri: Over 5 years
Debbie Selona: What are your inspiration for this build and most of your builds?
Kikiri Tuqiri: Well, the theme for SL10B is "Second Life – Looking Forward, Looking Back". So this is an exhibit of the fractals I've made and used in Second Life over the years, at the end there is a note card stuffed with information that I have collected on how to get started making fractals free. So the inspiration for this build was the theme and the Second Life B-Day celebration.
Debbie Selona: Can you tell us what exactly is fractal?
Kikiri Tuqiri: Well, a fractal is a pattern that is never ending and repeats itself at different scales. Fractals are very complex even though they are made repeating this simple process. There are natural occurring fractals like the spirals in shells and galaxies, and then there are mathematical fractals that are formed by essentially calculating a simple equation thousands of times.
Kikiri Tuqiri: This one is a Holofractal V5. It is timed to emit different fractal textures that are particles which are two dimensional. So if you walk around the sphere they will always be facing you. That's how this is done, with a particle script using fractals as textures.

Debbie Selona: Wow, sound complicating but definitely very interesting.
Kikiri Tuqiri: Yes , particles are a lot of fun. Interesting to work with.

Debbie Selona: Have you been building since day 1 in SL?

Kikiri Tuqiri: No, but I did learn the prims had physical capabilities on day one.
Debbie Selona: You have been building for more than 5 years. Can you tell us what is the difference in the building world now and 5 years ago?

Kikiri Tuqiri: I learned to build on my own through the trial, error, reading, observation and more. I have seen changes like sculpting, mesh and building groups that have lessons with supplies for free.
Debbie Selona: In your years of building, have you face any problem? any challenge ?
Kikiri Tuqiri: Oh yes, when I first started to build it was in a public sandbox and you were at the mercy of griefers...grieving became a daily occurrence and I've been caged and flung into space many times.
Debbie Selona: That was terrible. What are the new project that you are working on right now?

Kikiri Tuqiri: A space themed hang out is in the works right now, also I am building a particle showroom because I am also a particle performer and make my own effects and textures. I have also just opened a new art gallery and have lots to do in the Deitide sim like shopping and rides, so please visit!
Debbie Selona: Kiki, Tysm for your time.

Holofractal V5 

After the interview, Kiki invited me over to her sim and I was lucky that day as she did a 'private' show for me. I was totally amazed! My camera went clicking away. I wanted to give all of you a preview of her spectacular show!

For those are interested in special performance for your party and events, you may contact Kikiri Tuqiri directly. (^_^)


Friday 28 June 2013

A visit to the SL10B Sims

 For those who have not made a trip down to the SL10B 22 sims, you have up to  29 June before they are closed! If you love art, exhibitions and events, this is one place you will not want to miss! However, if you find going round huge sims 'tiring', you will be glad to know that they have a pod tour that brings you around the sim.

Pod Tour
What I love best about the pod tour is that there is commendatory that goes with the tour explaining every build as I move past them!


I went past Bikers Bay and went into the building. I love what I saw. I was lucky to meet up with the builder and owner of Bikers Bay, the two awesome sisters, Karra Babii and Mairead Fitzgerald. I asked if I could do an interview with them and they agreed immediately.

Debbie Selona: Hi Mairead, Hi Raven, ty so much for agreeing to this interview.

Mairaed: Yw :)

Raven: Our pleasure.

Debbie Selona: For how long have you both been doing this....building and 'living' in sl ?")

Mairead: gosh over 6 years in SL and being creative in it for just as long.

Debbie Selona: Have you been building since day one?

Mairead: noooo lol, I took a lot of SL university classes before I went public, from prims to scripts . We have a lot of fun with getting creative here in SL. Some people like to look, like yourself :) Some like to build build build. It's what keeps us here.

Debbie Selona: lol, When did you start to build Bikers Bay?

Mairead: Bikers Bay was built last May, transitioned over from Barataria Bay, an entire pirate village.

Debbie Selona: What is your inspirations? Are you both bikers in RL ?")

Mairead: Well Sis is a biker :) I got more timid as I got older. Or perhaps wiser? LOL
Sis rides all the time. Once I got burned by a hot tailpipe, it took the fun out of it for me.

Rαvεη: we both love building and we are RL sisters so it's really fun working together
Debbie Selona: wow that's wonderful ")

Mairead: It's so much easier when you can have the same communication we have and share a vision

Debbie Selona: What is your inspiration for Bikers Bay?

Mairead: The reason for Bikers Bay is because sis, then I, got back into cycling here in SL after a 3 year hiatus. We joined an all female avie club that ended up disbanding and needing a new home. So we sort of donated most of our sim to use for the club and Bikers Bay was born!

Mairead: You should hear us RL side going at a new project :)

Debbie Selona: What's new.. Please tell me and we will have the public drool alittle hehe

Mairead: When not doing sims, Krra likes to dabble in the mystical art side of things in her creations and I mostly design clothing

Mairead: Winter sim is only open Oct - Nov - Dec

Rαvεη: Both our shops are at Bikers Bay

Debbie Selona: Clothes.... hmmmm what's the brand? you know I love to shop hehe

Mairead: Prim & Pixel is my store, Raven Keep is sis's

Mairead: We also have Monkey SHines, which is the largest Zooby Trainable Pet Clothing store on the grid.

Rαvεη: Starting a new project is always exciting!

Debbie Selona: Being very experience in SL... (6 yrs I mean) I am only like 3 years old. What is the one advice you will give to anyone out there so that we can survive as long in SL....

Mairead: Be nice

Rαvεη: Have fun and enjoy what you are doing.

Mairead: Patience, tolerance, and being nice is key

Debbie Selona: Agree totally ") Well, it's late. Ty again for meeting up with me. Hope to see more of your great work in SL soon... ")

Bikers Bay

After the interview, I went around the sims and took several snapshots of the beautiful scenery. Though picture paints a thousand words, but sometimes seeing is believing.


CLICK HERE for more info about SL10B celebrations
CLICK here for Bikers Bay slurl

Thursday 27 June 2013

Summer Treats!

I found this deliciously wonderful place at the SL10B sim. It is decorated with fruits; strawberries, kiwi , ice cream and chocolates! When I am standing on it, I feel like little Thumberlina flying around the gigantic flowers. (^_^)
I decided to blog this wearing Senzafine's Lilah Sundress from the Thrift shop which ends 29th June. Lilah sundress comes in 8 colours.

Senafine ~ Lilah Sundress
Yoon Beauty ~ Pure 2 Snowpale skin
 Style Card:

Outfit: Senzafine ~ Lilah Sundress (@Thrift shop)
Skin: Yoon Skin ~ Pure 2 SnowPale Makeup
Hair: D!va ~ Lili Hair
Accessories: P.Fashion ~ Headphone A-Type 2, GaNKeD ~ Spikes Earrings, okkbye ~ Rad Ring, Zooby  ~ "The Z Bag" Tan Chihuahua Carrier
Tights: Maitreya ~ Gold Tights

SIM: SL10B Astound dance stage
( For more information about SL10B slurls CLICK HERE )

Wednesday 26 June 2013

HUnts and more Hunts!

Shopping is my favourite past time. Hunts are even better....If I have a little time in SL, I will hunt but I don't keep all the hunts. I rezz, wear the items and put them in 3 different folders - use, keep and use later, keep and see how...
I am a keeper of good quality stuff. I fuss over hairs cutting into my skin as much as clothes 'tearing' as I move. These tops and skin from [Masoom] and 7deadly s{K}ins are definitely something I am going to wear for sometime...
If you are like me, a perfectionist and love good quality stuff, these three hunts are something you cannot miss!
A Midnight's Summer Dream Hunt
( starts June 21st midnight till July 21st )

Endless Summer Hunt
( starts June 20th midnight till July 20th )

Summerfest with Starfish Hunt
( starts June 21st - July 15th )

Style Card: (Picture 1 &2)

Top: Masoom ~ Midnight summer top (from Midnight's Summer Dream Hunt)
Skirt: Milk Motion ~ tie&dye long partial mesh skirt (@ TDR)
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins ~ StarFishSkin V1 B3b (@ Old Europe's Summerfest & Starfish Hunt)
Hair: D!va ~ Hair "Lili" (@ Collabor88)
Sunglass: Glow studio ~ Stefania Shades (@ TDR)
Ring: Okkbye ~ Rad Ring (@ Collabor 88)

(Picture 3)
Top: Masoom ~ Endless Summer Tube top (from Endless Summer Hunt)

SIM: SL10B Hayabusa Design
(CLICK HERE for info about SL10B slurl)
[Masoom] has moved! Click HERE for their NEW url

Monday 17 June 2013

Because of You

"Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learnt to play on the safe side
So I don't get hurt"

I once read "What never breaks you, makes you stronger". I guess in every one's life, there will be that someone or experience that almost broke us, shattered us into pieces. Some gave it up. I chose to pick up the pieces, muster every effort within me and fight. Thus, becoming a stronger person. There is no regrets for the things that I have lost but instead I have learnt to treasure the people and life I have now!
7 Deadly S{K}ins ~ DC Special D1

7 Deadly S{K}ins ~ DC Special D2

[Masoom] ~ Lashed Top

In this round of Stuff in Stock and Designer Circle, you can find the awesome creations of [Masoom] and 7 Deadly s{K}ins. Hurry down to get yours now.

Style Card:
Outfit: Masoom ~ Lashed Top (@ Stuff in Stock)
Skin: 7 Deadly S{K}ins ~ DC Special (@ Designer Circle)

Hair: W&Y HAIR ~ New 133 (comes with the cap)
Accessories: Hebenon Vial ~ Against the Stream [Ink]*Mesh*_lip/nose ring, RealEvil Industries ~ Black Heart Necklace RLV and NOX Dulce Bracelet

Masoom has shifted!
CLICK HERE for [Masoom] Mainstore
CLICK HERE for 7 Deadly S{k}ins Maintstore

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Every skin tells a story

A woman's skin tells a story. Where she's been. How she's lived. What she's accomplished. With Yoon's skin, you can tell a radiant, luminous and a truly timeless one.
Every of her skin comes with a makeup or no makeup option and one with or without cleavage. With just 1 skin, you can create as many stories as you want. And, isn't this is what SL is all about. To be the one you have always wanted to be.
Head down to Yoon Beauty now and create your very own unique story!

Style Card:
(Picture 1)
Skin: YOON Skin ~ AMELIA :: SunTan Natural No Makeup (left)
         YOON Skin ~ AMELIA :: SunTan Lipstick Cleavage (right)
Hair: TuTy's ~ Romantic - 40's vintage hairstyle
Outfit: TWA ~ Assault on the Senses Gown
(Picture 2)
Skin: YOON Skin ~ Pure 2 :: SnowPale Subtile Shade Cleavage (left)
         YOON Skin ~ Pure 2 :: SnowPale Brune Makeup Cleavage (right)
Hair: W&Y ~ MODEL HAIR 25
Outfit: Evolve ~ Butterfly Fantasy (June group gift)
Earring: Chop Zuey ~ Arpeggio GM

(Picture 3)
Skin: Yoon Skin ~ Jenna sunkissed Nat Cleavage (left)
          Yoon Skin ~ Jenna sunkissed MK Cleavage (right)
Hair: Wasabi Pills ~ Amandine Mesh Hair
Outfit: mon tissu ~ Softest Cinch Cardigan, Prism ~ Sampler 8 Glitch Shorts
Necklace: Fairy Tail ~ Antique Pendant-Key

SL 10B Community Celebration


Second Life – Looking Forward, Looking Back

Second Life turns 10!

I have been on SL since 2010. Not long enough to retrospect like many of you here... but thinking back when I first started, it does bring a smile to my face... I started like most of you, dancing, exploring, chatting, learning and dated a little. I was spending every minutes I had in SL as it was such an addictive place. Then, I joined modelling and was into courses and workshops learning to be a model. Joined a few pageants and contests, went on runways, met many nice and creative people and some of whom have become my RL friends. I started to get interested in SL photography too. So I went on to learn about it. Now, I spend most of my time blogging and dating the man of my dream.

Yes this is me a long time ago!
As I am writing this entry, I decided to dig into my photo album and share with you a picture of me way before I was even a model or have learned how to edit prims or the pictures that I had taken, hehe.
Many of us here have a story to tell... Second Life has come a long way to be what it is today. As a celebration of its 10th anniversary, the SL10B Community Celebration is hosting a resident-run gala celebration, and it happens from June 16 to June 29.

Starting June 16th, 2013, there here will be ongoing festivities covering twenty-two sims, including four amazing stages, over 360 exhibits and – last but not least – 24/7 nonstop performances for an entire week from some of Second Life’s best entertainers.

The sims are not opened to the public yet but soon on 16 June, it will be the grand opening. For those who love hunts, there will be the Long Walk led by David Abbot where you get to explore and find amazing things as you visit the sims.

And this is me, too, after 2 years in SL
Have I grown older or what?
Mark your calendar for the event of the decade!

16 June 2013

Click HERE to read more about it.
Click HERE for a sneak preview of some of the incredible sims that are being built.