Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ryce at Crash on Wednesday Afternoon with DJ TomTom

Ryce Skytower went to a club for the first time, Crash, held every Wednesday afternoon on a rooftop in Gay Funworld.  DJ TomTom kept a hot and fun crowd going until the sun went down.  Recommended for European crowds who want a destination open in the evening hours their time, and anyone who wants a fun place to hang out.

Free Peppermint Eyes from ~*By Snow*~

Ryce Skytower likes his Peppermint Eyes from ~*By Snow*~. Best of all they are free. You can get yours here on Second Life marketplace:

Make sure to check out Snow Frostwych's other unique eye creations while you are looking.  Her prices are very affordable for eyes that will set you apart.

Club Photography - Ryce Returns to Tadd's on Tuesday Night

Ryce Skytower took a club break from Second Life over the Thanksgiving weekend, but made his return appearance at Tadd's last night. DJ TinaMarie Beck did a great job as an energetic and charming DJ, and the club had its usual crowd of very friendly regulars and avatars there for the first time. All in all, Tadd's is a great place to hang out

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Avatar Hunk of the Day: Robin White Outdoor Shots

Photographed at the DMC Marina.

Robin is a great model and always looks good when I photograph him in a staged setting such as these photographs, or casually in a club. To see more photographs of Robin:

Ask Eddi: My Boyfriend is hot and I am not - What am I to do?

Dear Eddi:

Perhaps you can help me with my problem.  I have been in Second Life for about four months.  I met this drop-dead gorgeous guy three weeks ago.  He's really nice too but really hot to look at.  I get a woody whenever I am with him. We have been together almost every night, and have the best sex.  We spend quite a bit of time going out with his friends, and they are all good looking too. But I am really not that much to look at.  My friend keeps on telling me that looks are not everything, but lets face it.  he makes heads turns and I look little better than a newbie.   I am afraid I will lose him.  What can I do?

Dear Concerned Reader:

Although the majority of people who read this column must think to themselves that you are either contrived, or not the brightest of stars, because the answer to your problem is so simple, I commend you on your honesty. Many of us who have handsome partners feel inadequate but do not realize it or admit it.  All of us treat Second Life as an extension of the real world to a certain degree, and inadequacy of appearance is something that plaques the vast majority of us in real life, unless we have the  musculature and bearing of  Taylor Lautner, or the blue eyes and clear skin of Zac Effron.

Now, I will answer your question.  Get $5,000 Linden together, which is twenty American somehow, and buy yourself a hot look.  The vast majority of gay men in Second Life have no clue how to pick out a skin, body and hair for an optimal look, and very very few avatars under one year of age can do this. So what can you do? Go to a place like Agape Shapes or Q-Design, and pick out a hot model that you feel turns on the people who you want to impress- make sure that you get the styling card that comes along with it.  Take your boyfriend with you.   And then, follow the instructions on the card exactly.  you will be the hunk of your dreams.

However enlightened reader, I have news for you.   Your boyfriend on SL in all likelihood could not care about what your avatar looks like if he is having a wonderful time with you.   You two have had a serious relationship both physically l and emotionally  for three weeks.  You must be good at cybersex or conversation, or you must be satisfying your boyfriends needs some other way.  Perhaps it is due to your ........... personality? What a strange thought (Eddi rolls his eyes in sarcasm).   Relationships based on avatar looks last a very short time in Second Life. And, a hot avatar with a jerk or insecure personality will fade fast.

I believe that Second Life is a wonderful training ground for those of us who have had problems forming relationships in real life because we did not think we were "hot" enough. For not a lot of money, one can be the man of his dreams in Second Life - with the right help of course.  I venture to say concerned reader that you are insecure about your looks in the real world, and probably very harsh on yourself.   For you, Second Life has a wonderful role to play in building the better relationships of tomorrow.

For help with your Second Life problems please leave Eddi a notecard inworld, or send your question in a comment below this post and he just might answer it in this column. 

The column is an update of one that ran here in December 2009. 

You Tube: Watch The Lucid Journey, The Winner of the 2011 48HFPmachinima contest - Science Fiction filmed in Second Life

The Lucid Journey has won the award for Best Machinima for 2011, and 5 other awards,  in the 48HFPmachinima contest.  It is a science fiction entry filmed in Second Life that focuses on traveling through a time portal. Filming in Second Life  was not a requirement for this contest. All entries had to be produced within 48 hours to qualify.

The machimima is the equivalent of a blockbuster film such as 2010's The King's Speech which picked up three major Oscars including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor -- and must go down as the most awarded machinima ever produced in Second Life. It is an excellent crafted, written, and produced video. Make sure to see it.

Teamleader for the :  Fake Jewell of the Jewell Theater in Second Life


* Best Film for 2011
* Best Directing (draw with Faery Dust)
* Best writing
* Best Cinematography
* Best use of Character
* Best use of Line (draw with The Shootout)

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Avatar Sexy Vixen of the Day: Hershey Munster

Monday, November 28, 2011

Nothing Makes Great Couple Shots More Romantic Than Quality Framing

Google's excellent online photographic editing application, Picnik, is now a free extension to its popular basic online editing and sharing service, Picasa, which I use extensively in blogging.

You can access Picnik from Facebook, Flickr, and other online services.

Although many of the applications are paid, this framing application is free.

Here I am with Jago at the beach at our house - I think the framing and borders look great. Usage is intuitive and does not require any documentation.

Worth a look for yourself.

Real Life Hunk of the Week: Fitness Model and Personal Trainer Jeff Grant

Jeff Grant is a spectacularly chiseled fitness model and personal trainer from Florida. He has appeared in  major fitness magazines, including Muscle & Fitness, Flex, Mens Workout, and Men's Exercise.

His details:

  • Age: 28
  • Height: 5’10
  • Weight: 183 pounds
  • Favorite Body Part: Abs!
  • Waist Size: 32"
  • Chest Size: 44"
  • Neck Size: 17"



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