Nostalgia in Second Life

A few days ago, I was thinking about how long I had been a part of the Second Life community.  It’s been a really long time!  Over 9 years!  That is a long time to be a part of any virtual community.

It also got me thinking about how far the graphics have come!  And that led naturally to the evolution of my Vedis Seid character.  Below you will find a picture from one of her very first builds.  This is not my first avatar, by far, but it is when Vedis became that black eyed beauty so many fell in love with.

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2011?  Yeah, that was a while ago, for sure.  Layered clothing, and not much of it.  She had already become a part of the Legacies 1981 sim in Secondlife at this point and was starting a very small brothel there.  Legacies 1981 was a lovely little Victorian fantasy sim run by the amazingly innovative Trijin Bade.  (His LARPs HUD was one of the few HUDs in Secondlife I can actually tolerate.)

Her story really blossomed in this sim and it is, hands down, one of the favorite stories I have told in Secondlife.  She is one of the characters in the comic, though we will never know the fullness of her story there.

This character introduced me to some of the most wonderful of people, who helped shape my life in very real ways.  Because of the importance of that I felt like I couldn’t truly leave her behind.  So for the past few weeks I have been updating her, when I can.

Check out what she looks like now.

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Oh, hello there.

Vedis has gotten an overhaul for sure!  Mesh body (SLink Hourglass), ears (*~*Illusions*~* Fairy Elf Ears) and clothing (*Just BECAUSE* Venom Gown) makes a big difference.  Those tentacles (Xoph’s Tentaculus Exoticus) are the same though I have changed the texture.  The eyes (FATEeyes) I have had for several years now, but not back as far as the first picture.  The horns are much more modest due to in character reasons.  Maybe someday I’ll write that story out.  If there is interest.

But the best part of her new look?

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Her mesh head not only has facial expressions, but facial expressions that LOOK NORMAL.  I have been waiting YEARS for that.  The facial expressions with regular avatars are so limited it really made taking photos difficult if you were trying to express emotion with poses, rather than just fashion pictures.

Bento has added even greater benefit with the ability to curl fingers and have more realistic movement of tails and the like.  I haven’t found a tail replacement for her yet, and sadly the tail she is known for looks horrible against this build.  Even more than the tentacles they stick out like a sore thumb, so until I can find someone who can reproduce it with the Bento bones, I won’t use it.

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Oh yeah, these photos look SO much better.  Don’t you think?

I’m sure she has more stories to tell, she never could stay dead.

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Uh oh… here she comes.

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Oh noes!  The Slaugh are coming for Elijah! EEEEEEEEEEE!

And thus ends Chapter 2 of The Prophet’s Web!  Stay tuned for the next chapter and find out what happens to our favorite cabin boy!

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Oh Second Life, how I love you.  Logged in today and it worked fine.

Yay!  We can continue the story and I can start taking pictures again!

A Few Technical Difficulties

So, Second Life is no longer loading avatars for me.

This… could be a problem.  I am still working on solutions, but that is why I can only offer you a teaser peak at the next comic.  I need to get it working so I can take the pictures I need to complete it.

Ugh.

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MATURE CONTENT:  You have been warned.

They understand each other.  They don’t have to like it, but they know exactly where they stand.

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It is hard to keep your attention on one world, let alone two.  It’s even harder to pay attention when you have a beautiful half naked woman tempting you.  Add to the fact that Charles hasn’t had a body in … ages.  I can see why he might be a little too distracted to respond to Eudora.

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So AAAAAGEs ago I wrote a short novella about these two characters.  It holds a few spoilers for this comic in it.  I’m debating taking it down so as not to spoil the comic.  But it’s been out on the internet for years.  I doubt I could hide it from someone who *really* wanted to read it.

I’m still trying to make up my mind on it.

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The beauty from the chapter cover!  Ooooh, who is this lovely dancer?