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Mia Snow’s Immortal Dreamer v2

August 7, 2010
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Mako: So this is the Immortal Dreamer v2 skin from MiaSnow — I’m a huge fan of the original Immortal Dreamer skull skin, but this really takes things up a notch.
Lillian: The shading around the eyes…there is something about that pop of color that is incredibly compelling. It just whammo draws you in.
Lillian stares into the skully eyes.
Mako: Hehe, the green one shown here is in the lucky board right now at the MiaSnow mainstore in Mirrordeep, and there are other variants — I honestly haven’t decided yet which (or how many) I’m gonna buy. I might need them all.
Lillian: Dude, that one of you in the blonde (upper left), you look like you are slightly confused by your skinless condition. I love the quizzical look that is going on there.
Mako: That’s a modded version of the Gamer Guy noob shape that Nylon Pinkney did for Linden Labs. I loved those noob shapes — really unusual.
Lillian: You can do SOOO much with those shapes. I think I made my shape there (upper center) based off that same original but damn, you wouldn’t know it. Why are my teeth crooked? Did I get punched?
Mako: Heh. You pointed out while we were doing this that, because it’s such a strong graphic skin, the shape variations might not be so obvious… and that’s true for the more normal shapes we tried this on. But I think the odder shapes really bring out some awesome differences.
Lillian: Yeah. In your original shape (upper right) you really see that delicate peachy asian man jawline of yours come out. You still look like a carbonified John Hamm though.
Mako: LOL. We are not putting that in.
Lillian: Yes we are.
Mako: LOL.
Lillian: The hipster girls will all want the skin so they can look like an over grilled Christina Hendricks.
Mako: Well, the first Immortal Dreamer was unisex. I’m not sure if this one is meant to be unisex too…
Lillian: I got a good look at your pecs when you went all shirtless. It doesn’t look that unisex to me. It is seriously six packed up.
Mako: Yeah. Though if you weren’t planning on ripping off your lady clothes it could be unisex. The face works for… whatever.
Lillian: The face is TOTALLY unisexed. Damn, look at the range of expressions up there with that thing. And that is with no emoters. It looks totally different.
Mako: I wear MiaSnow’s skins the most when I am shapeshifting into something crazy. I mean, look how awesome and solid and terrifying the skin looks on the giant strongman shape (lower right).
Lillian: Ok..I’m totally bragging now. I make a friggin hot skeleton dude (lower center). Look at me with the mohawk. Tell me I am not dangerous and hot.
Mako: LOL yes, you are fierce. Watch out for my skeleton strongman though!

CREDITS:
Upper row, left to right: Custom mod of the old Gamer Guy noob avatar, custom shape, custom shape
Lower row, left to right: Aman (Nice Guy), Maschienenwerk, Grim Bros (Dred Pirate Strongman)

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Shape Shifting: Atomic Bambi

August 6, 2010

Here we are with the first comparison with the shape shiftiness.  Mako and I ran out and grabbed the Atomic Bambi Lana Sunblush Pure 2 skin that was out for Rockin Friday.   It was a meagre 50L, and we have both gotten skins from Atomic Bambi before, so we were no strangers to the product line there.  When we started running through our shifts the differences that happened under the skin started to come out in subtle ways.

Some of the differences were REALLY subtle.  If you look at the first row:  (Yeah, that is me up there) you can see that the Asian features in shape 3 and 5 REALLY don’t come across at all.  Yup.  My AV is Asian, but damn, you wouldn’t know it in this skin.  2 and 4 have some strong contrast in the jaw line with the delicate vs the strong square drag queen jaw both working fairly well with this skin.  Mako tells me I generally have DSL  in my normal shape and this skin doesn’t really fight against that, in fact, it sort of camouflages it, so if you are a big lipped sister like me…well…you can see what it does to you.

Mako is all girled out there in row two.  I think the changes in shape are much more hard to spot with this skin till you get to the funky thing happening with him in number 9.  WTF dude…His face just went through a Playdough pizza roller, but such is the world of the some of our shapes.   The deep set eyes on 9 also seem to eat up all the socket coloration, so if you are setting your sliders extreme there, take that in to account with this skin.  The lip texturing seems to work for all the permutations of shape and most interestingly, even on number 7 which has a rather unique wider nose configuration, the shading doesn’t look that off.

Now keep in mind, we are both fully aware that shape is a highly personal thing.  I mean, hell, Mako custom made his girl shape, and mine has been so heavily modified that it bears little resemblance to the thing it once was.  We KNOW that people fall in love with certain shapes for some serious internalized reasons.  Skin creators aren’t any different. Keep that shit in mind when you shop folks.

    1$NFSCD Shape for Laq Tasha
    2 Vive 9 Mischa
    3 Bodyline Sara
    4 Custom
    5 Custom
    6 Vive 9 Kois
    7 Lemon Angelina
    8 Rockberry Shape 6
    9 Sea Hole Monster Girlfriend
    10 Beautiful Girls by Abra Exonar – Odette

How This Began

August 6, 2010
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Once upon a time, Mako (who happened to be a girl at the time) and Lillian realized that they were wearing the same skin… and that they looked completely different. This was interesting to us. Maybe not so much to you, but we became fascinated. So we plan on doing things like this again. Comparing. Discussing. Laughing our asses off. This is our blog.