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Drawing a blank (Promagic 25Ld Gacha Sale).

I won’t bore you about my morning of lag and lack of good finds and all I can show you is this blank backdrop and tell you about a whole load of temptation.

I was only at Promagic yesterday and I don’t know if the Gacha sale was on then or it’s just started today but the Gacha’s are all 50% cheaper which means they’re all just 25Lds a pop (check the prices just in case I’m wrong).

Woo Hoo and Boo Hoo because the thing I’ve noticed about Promagic is that their clothing comes ONLY in a Maitreya fit!!!! What a bloody shame as there is some damned nice stuff but nope 1 fit only.

So I walked around and around and around and in the end I chose a Gacha which looked as though I’d be able to win an item of clothing I could wear to show you, it didn’t and now it’s been reboxed for someone else to use.  Why am I using this backdrop?  There are a few Gacha’s in the Promagic shop which are backdrops and so again for 25Lds a pop I had 3 goes and guess what?  I already owned those 3 backdrops and that’s when I decided it’s lunchtime, Judge Judy is on TV and I have RL work to do.

BTW I think apart from the few items in the reception area Promagic is ALL Gacha’s.

Promagic

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Backdrops $0L – 1$ L

I have lost count of the 1) The amount of cash I have spent on back drops 2) Where they are in my inventory 3) How many I actually own!

So with that in mind I decided to take a gander on the market place to see what I could find without spending a ton of dosh. After about 10 mins I had collected the above for the grand sum of $2L ! The red carpet by Perfect shapes is pretty well-known but still worth grabbing as its dead useful @ $0L. The dandelion and wooden floor by [SouthSide] is handy too and just $1L. I know I’ve bought the garage backdrop before – and couldn’t find it ! It’s by Yumi Chiuh and is $1L, such a great one to get as you can dress it up with vehicles or make a grungy street scene for your photos. Saintstreet have this blue room with light cubes, all linked and dead pretty for $0L, and my current fave is the plain room by the same store, so easy to scatter a few pieces of furniture, add drapes etc too and again $0L.

Sainstreet Light cubes room

Sainstreet room

Dandelion Backdrop

Red carpet backdrop

Garage backdrop

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D.U.S.T & Lesson 101.(freebies n non freebies).

I know that to a lot of you the use of a pose room/cube/box/backdrop isn’t really of much interest but I like to encourage people to take piccies inworld and at the end I will tell you how you can click away and it not cost you any Lindens at all to save those pictures.

OK, so you will have seen my new pose room from D.U.S.T and most of the rooms cost 219Lds and thats a super bargain for such good looking and for me useful things.

This is it just rezzed and in my sim setting and isn’t it glorious.

Reangled just to show that it is a room and not a flat backdrop.  Anna Margeaux the owner/creator of D.U.S.T must be a photographer in SL because she has managed to create such camera friendly rooms.  You can zoom in and out and up and down and not have as many limits as you can with other props.

Again this isn’t a flat backdrop but a 3D room for you to walk in, I angled my camera from up in the corner so if I was to walk into this room you would be looking down on me.  It’s  very dark as it is but of course you will use face/body lights, windlight or if you use some sort of photo editing software then the fun is endless.

This freebie comes in 2 versions and I have shown you it before.  TBH I didn’t want to go back to the shop because there are other new rooms out and I’ve bought 2 this morning already and I know if I go back even if it is to check out what the freebies are I will buy yet another room LOL.

Now for the lesson and it’s a repeat as well on how to take and keep pictures for FREEEEE.

It’s actually very simple. I use Firestorm but the basics will be the same for most SL Viewers.  On mine when I open “snapshot” I get the Hud up and at the bottom is a tab labelled “selection” and if you open then it gives you a whole list of places you can save your picture to ie straight to Facebook, Twitter, your profile etc and “save to disc” is one of the options and this is FREE, in fact I do believe the only time you pay the 10Lds fee is when you save the picture to your invent.  When you’ve clicked the “save to disc” option your computer window opens and you just save it to where ever you want.  I obviously pop them into a folder in my pictures folder.

All of this means you can click like mad and then pick and chose the best pictures, there are also lots of free editing software available and you can edit your picture and if you want to use it in SL then it will cost you the 10Lds to load it into your invent but that’s nothing and this is a way for you to finally fill all of those picture frames you have with really nice photos.  Or of course, make some Christmas cards or OK let’s face it make some rude piccies for a loved one.

If you want to keep your pictures but also want they like your SL be private you could of course also open a Flickr account. Flickr is free and all you need is a Yahoo email account, as I believe Flickr is owned by Yahoo.  Once you’ve got your email account just open a Flickr account and start to upload your pictures to there.  You are limited to how many you can upload but from memory, it’s a pretty generous amount.

If you don’t want to do any of that still check Flickr out as there are so many Second Life groups, lots of them cater to certain styles, looks ie groups for hair, groups for decor, groups for you to post your stunning SL pictures to and of course groups for FREEBIES!

D.U.S.T

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Lots to play with

CIRCA NEW !!! Banksy photo set and props

I wish I had these “photo rooms” from CIRCA like yearssss ago! Gosh, so useful to set up stuff inside for taking pics. These are at the latest round of Genre, and are amazingly inexpensive. Various sets available for just $85L per pack of 5 or 6. I really loved the Banksy’esque ones, I’ve used one above along with some of the props that are also for sale – brill!

CIRCA - FREE GIFT FURNITURE

Above is a gift from CIRCA, yes the whole set ! Really beautifully made, the chair is quite literally stuffed with poses ! It’s all verrrry low prim too yippeee! If you want this, you’re going to have to hunt it down. Its to be found in  Firestorm’s Spooky Nights Hunt – which I found mildly confusing. I landed and couldn’t find anything or anyone – no hunt signs or….really anything ! I will wander on and see what I can dig up – landmark below for any brave souls ! (Google didn’t give me much of a clue either btw)

The next day : I persisted with this hunt, basically tiny skulls are scattered around the Firestorm sims, and you have to find them. They can be on land, under water, in rivers & streams – basically anywhere! I grabbed some great gifts, I have to say I was dead chuffed I carried on with this. CIRCA’s prize is someplace on Firestorm HS1 – have fun!

Genre

Firestorm spooky nights hunt hints

Spooky nights hunt start location

Neve Houndstooth leggings

Argrace hair