Nov 6, 2009

FreeSexyCool: The Plastik, Magika + Maitreya

After the hunt + costume madness that was Halloween in SL, some really cool gifts have surfaced on the grid this week. If you haven't done the Trapped in the '80s hunt yet, do it. This free giant hovering vinyl record seat from Concrete Flowers is reason enough. It spins you round 'n round. In the immortal words of Dead or Alive: "You spin me right round baby right round . . . Like a record baby, right round round round. . .". I totally heart the cheesy synth madness that is '80s music. Here I am chillin' with my Rubix cubes (two, unsolved) and Butterfinger (loose, still wrapped). Such insane things are hugely necessary in any life.
Check out this free giant color-changeable Legos seat from Mudhoney -- another Trapped in the '80s hunt gift. Comes with lotsa built-in poses too, like this chillax one here. You wouldn't think it, but giant pink Legos are very well-suited for lounging.
I was doing the Changing of the Seasons Hunt when I happened to see one of my favie dresses from this summer being given away for free on the The Plastik's lucky board. This killer dress comes complete with near-scandalous decolletage + an even more daring barbed wire belt. I also love how the dark teal hue being gifted is such a flattering color on all skin tones.
As part of the Changing of the Seasons Hunt, Magika is gifting this free winter "bobble hat" hair with sexy long ponys trailing down either side. These free black pump-boots from Maitreya that everyone + their mother have been parading around totally channel Prada for me so I heart them much. And here are those brand-new boy sox from Naive again. Their cam-worthy, micro-detailed ribbing textures are downright yum.
YV's silver-rimmed Lady Gaga-like gloves + Kosh's free adorable "vinyl record charms" bracelet capped off this look. And the mouth razor blade? Just seemed like a badass touch. Didn't hurt at all, either.
Hoops are essential wear for toughie chicks + my beloved go-to jewelry store U&R Dogs has put these free gorgi oversized ones in their 10-minute camping chair this week. Finally, this simple, fluttery white feather necklace that I found for $1L at the (now over) Designer's United showcase is so smex. You know something's good when you want one in RL. I just love posing in impossible places. Zooming up 20 stories to pose provocatively on a narrow steel beam? Eh, no probs. These pictures were shot in Sick, hands-down one of the most eye-popping cityscapes in SL.
All this high-altitude posing set my tummy to rumbling, so I skipped over to RazzBerry for some tasty yummies, like this jumbo maraschino mouth cherry. Not sure why this pic looks so naughty, but it kinda does, doesn't it?
A grilled cheese sandwich and giant chocolate chip cookies followed. Stop it, rumbling tummy!
Check out my continuing foodie adventures here (my fellow fashionista + SL foodie Sileny's site that focuses on SL foodstuffs).

Back to fashion, Gavin seemed to like this dress too. Here we are gettin' our squeeze on. I changed hair for better nuzzling. Hee.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to download some supercheeze '80s tunes + air-guitar it somethin' fierce when I think nobody is looking. Love + fashionista kisses to all!

Teshan2222 Wycliffe
(who is eternally grateful that '80s hair didn't come back too)

Dress: The Plastik - Infinity Dress (Dark Aqua) - lucky board gift - free
Hair: Magika - FallWinter Black A (Changing of the Seasons Hunt gift #2) -
Boots: Maitreya - SoHo Boots PatentMixBlack - subscribo gift -
Knee-high socks: Naive - Double Socks Fatpack (black)
Hoops: U&R Dogs - I'Isle Joyeuse Pierced Earring- 10-minute camping gift - free
Initial charm necklace: Fairy Tail - Initial Necklace (T) - in-store diamond hunt gift -
Bracelet: Kosh - The Gloomy '80s (Trapped in the '80s #6) -
Boob tape: Dark Eden - Bloodrage Pasties - free
Gun thigh strap tattoo: I<3> - "Power Doll" - lucky board gift - previously free
Feather necklace: Gabriel Flower - Designer's United II showcase - previously $1L
Mouth razor blade: Nightly's Bloody Mouth Razor Blade (no sLURL, unknown where I got this)
Gloves: YV - Vivien - Shiny Black Short (Silver)
Thumb ring: Gabriel Flowers - Thumb Cross Ring (pictured right) - free
Knee-high socks: Naive - Double Socks Fatpack (Pink)
Skin: Curio - GP Sundust Frex [Dark] Beach-Crude2
Eyes: Negaposi - Lunar Eyes (Water) Large -
Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes
Jumbo mouth cherry: RazzBerry - lucky cupcake gift - free
Hug animation (photo with Gavin McGinnis): Kabuki - profile pick rewards gift - free
All other poses by: Posies
, Flowey and Sycophancy
Hair in hug photo: Hair Solutions - Shae (Sable) - previously free with subscribo gift card

PS. A word about content theft:

A lot has been going around on the blogs circuit this week about content theft and the 2-day boycott that was called for today + yesterday. While I totally appreciate the concept behind the boycott, I would like to share my own thoughts on it. In this blogger's humble opinion:

A) I think that the best way to support designers is to purchase their stuff legitimately, not boycott it, for any amount of time. (The 2-day boycott called for no purchasing whatsoever during this time). Regarding the effect of a boycott making a statement to Linden Labs -- see (D) below.
B) I think that the best way to get a movement heard is to provoke discussion, not silence it. (The 2-day boycott called for an outright silence on blogs, which I think is just downright nonsensical. If you are going to have a movement or boycott as an intended statement, at the very least, you need to let people know why it is happening, while it is happening, or the result is just apathy and confusion).
C) I think that the most effective way to prevent content theft is for each of us to flat-out refuse stolen materials, 360 days out of the year, not just for 2 days.
D) While I understand that the boycott was intended to be a statement to Linden Labs, I would be genuinely surprised if any of this got any meaningful response from LL, since in this (jaded) SLer's opinion, it would have to actually cost LL a significant chunk of money or resources to deal with, over a sustained amount of time (i.e., it would have to amount to an actual headache for them), before anything other than the mandatory lip service was in fact accomplished.

There were also different "calls to action" by separate awareness groups in-world, which I believe ultimately created some confusion (even for those of us who wanted to support the boycott) regarding what was actually being requested of us to do (i.e., which group do we listen to?) In addition, the 2-day boycott fell smack in the middle of the $50L Fridays that we now all know + love. In the future, I think unifying various groups' efforts as much as possible would really help make a more effective and cohesive statement to LL (which I recognize is much, much easier said than done).

That being said, I am a pessimistic optimist and despite my thoughts above, I sincerely commend anyone trying to take (any) action possible against this concern, in whatever way each of us chooses to do it. Clearly, thievery of any kind is stealing + not only hurts creators by undermining all their efforts to bring us the coolest, funnest goodies around, but therefore, us consumers who enjoy their products as well. Tesh out.


Susan said...

I do believe this is the most intelligent thing I’ve read about inworld content theft. Great post as always, love that teal dress on you.

Anonymous said...

I agree and unfortunately I think will take a lot of efforts to get everybody together on this one and without expressing the ideasbehind is all wasted anyway......
Thank you Teshan for the pretty dress finds. I go to lucky board now at Plastik!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi there, i really liked this post! that huge spinning record is just adorable. nice to see silliness being represented on the grid. the '80s were the BEST MUSIC EVER....

luvs ya tesh!

Kellie said...

Really, really like this look!

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