Monday, May 25, 2009

The Alternate Alternate World of Second life


Okay well clearing off a couple of important business items.
Still building on the new site for Cherry18, taking our time and making it right.
It is on a private sim so bah humbug to the "Adult" continent.
I still haven't completely restored my house after the auto return fiasco, however using it as an excuse to upgrade (and shop).
Which almost demands I give a plug to Magika. Sabina Gully has gone and done it. She has some kick ass red hair. Now either I'm a complete retard or the reds weren't available when I last breezed through there, buying up a few thousand lindens worth of hair (and that will get you a lot of styles as Magika has very reasonable prices).
After a long and busy week, I deserved this splurge (a true shopaholic can rationalize any spree...ooh look a shiney object..lets shop), which shot my wonderous budget. To paraphrase and old Jimmy Buffet song lyric, "I've made enough lindens to buy Miami, but I pissed it away so fast". I am so glad I haven't tried to make this a rl profitable work. I keep puting it all back into the silly game. But if you kind and generous souls would like to donate to the Cherrylicious Shopping Relief Fund, stop by The Unexamined Life Gallery, and drop some lindens in the donation jar.
Fortunately, I was able to add a bit of an upgrade to my computer, finally. Added some much needed memory and now runnin with 3 gigs and the improvement in performance was quite pleasing.
Then as I was pondering what to write here, I peeked at a couple other blog I like and skat in her her blog, http://slskaty.blogspot.com/, mentioned an alternate viewer she's been using.
It peeked my interest. I checked a few other blogs got a bit of information from some other blogs and reviews of it and was pleased to find that unlike Lesh's (my good friend) alternative viewer, it didnt require me to unload the current viewer, so I dove it and tried it out. After a bit of disorientation with the slight chages in layout and resetting some of my defaults. I was wowed by the graphics and the smooth of operation. Admittedly, this is a very early review, but i am duely imnpressed. Much better graphics, much less lag, fortunatelyly no unibrow (but had skat's tip handy just in case) and the crash monster didn't grab me yet.
I won't bore you with my own inept descriptions.
the viewer is by, Kristinlee Cinquetti. It can be downloaded here.
Some more helpful information here although it is talking about the S16 viewer and it has been updatedto S17-2.
I will not pretend to understand the technical side of it, but it works and it looks good and that's enough for computer klutz like me.
The picture posted shows the nice graphics pretty well and with no photo shopping necessary.
Okay enough babbling. Check the blogs I follow. They are really good. Skat is a much better at documenting experiences then I am, although i will try and get more pictures of the events and places I talk about in here. There are lots of shopping blogs but the Juicy blog is very current and informative.
So keep tuned for updates on the move and stop by and say hi.

Monday, May 18, 2009

ON THE MOVE

Seeing as our Headmistress Lolita McAllister has already revealed this in her blog, I don't think I am breaking any confidentiality in mentioning here...Cherry18 has found a lovely new site for the school. The pain and hassle of the move will be offset greatly I think by this sim Lolita has procured. It is in preparation stage now and pulling together some creative forces to build a gorgeous site, low in lag and keeping the very special feel and warmth of Cherry18.
Low lag new an improved an growing!!!!!
The LL need for the move is crap and foolish, but we will make this work to our advantage. A beautiful new school, maintaining the Victorian boarding school/prep school feel.
The possiblities are so intoxicating larger grounds with the same intimate greeting and socializing center, maybe even an athletic field where we can have more room for our parties and special events like concerts....my head rushes and i can hardly wait to get back to working on making this the most beautiful and special place for all the wonderful friends I have made at the school to play, have fun and work.
Any Cherry18 gorl that reads this....You are central in our thought and making this an even better place for you. Guests you will be blown away (and maybe just blown) when you see what we are creating...keep following the information...It's cumming...soon!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Random Sillyness

Another quick post for those of you who have been peeking in.
Cherry18 had a distinguished visitor today. It was pretty good gun, however, I am not sure he appreciated my offer to stimulate his package or to intern under him.

In the meantime while wandering about found another unfortunate sight.

Unfortunate zombies forced to live in a crude box, all for the sake of making a place look like it actually has traffick. I say free the zombies!!!

Now I understand in some cases they can provide valuable services and that is all well and good.

Three or four programmed to do the mundane day t day chores is fine and practical, however stuffing zombies into a box to make it appear you are a popular place, no.


Anyway, the weather is improving and shopping for spring and summer wear is a daunting task, but I was able to fulfill part of my vow in finding a couple of cute japanese themed sims to shap from and the cloths blew me away and blew my budget, again!!

I'm a hopeless shopaholic....and come to think of it....think I will log on and check a couple more shops.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

This is Amazing

It has been a great week. Exams are over, SL rocks on, Cherry18 has been busy busy, hanging with friends attending some fabulous musical events. A particular favorite you should go and hear at the earliest opportunity is Phemie Alcott. This girl has a beautiful voice and she covers some great music as well as a few very nice originals. So for a *true* live music experience in SL check her out. Aaaah and discovered this on Youtube...a singer I love. Buy everything she records!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Finally



My apoligies for being a neglectful blogger. So much time and so little time and so little to do...no wait..back up, reverse that...
The lead picture sums up my feelings this week. Oh not that I believe whatever activism it generates will change the course of SL events. I do hope if enough people get informed and register their complaints and problems, LL might at least provide more planning and support as well as work out the confounding glitches in their grand plan.
Age verification is still sufferring an unacceptable failure rate and LL will have to reolve this or give it up before they do have a revolt and this site becomes nothing more than a slightly more advanced game of The Sims.
I will recite my current mantra. Get informed, get prepared or you will have a nightmare on you hands. That advice extends to LL as well. Cherry18 will fare well whatever comes as we are ahead of the curve in planning and preparations.
While packing up and moving will be a pain and confusing for some at first, with the preparations we have already made, our traffic will suffer little and as long as we have the hottest, brightest and most fun girls you can find in SL...well people will always find us.



Ok enough soap boxing...sorry, have to rant occasionally.
Im not sure if I mentioned it last blog (and I am to lazy to look back), but I have been able to squeeze out a few visits to some of the live music venues.
Now, I do like the tribute groups and their concerts can be really fun, but I am speaking now about the true *live* musicians that are performing on SL.
Another Cherrylicious command, look these up, go and listen. There are some really talented people performing on SL now, so give them a listen.
And if you are into art There's the Unexamined Life Art Gallery, ownd by yours truely, which is well worth a visit (and a donation...nudge nudge).
Ok I do need to change the upstairs display, but I have been picky abut the pieces I find and want to display.
Currently searching for interesting, stimulating and slightly erotic pieces...will let you know when this is ready.
Alright enough for now, play nice in Sl and if you want to play *nasty* look me up *winks*



Just Catching Up On Some Reading

I am still around just been busy.