Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Day 128: Djorky Schoolgirl

Remember when you were a child and there was a magical place with lots of rides, shows, games, and junk food? :) Well, thats what Djorkland Amusements is like in Second Life!

My friend Caterin brought me here last week and we had so much fun! So Ive been dying to come back :)

Cotton candy, anyone? When was the last time you had cotton candy? :)

I mentioned rides, right? How about combat bumper boats :) Just press "E" to shoot your cannon! Hey, where did everyone go?

And bumper cars. Watch out, Caterin is deadly in these things :P

And my favorite, most awesomest ride: The giant waterslide! Its the stack of long tubes that run into the sky.

Just go to the base and touch the Teleport button.

Pick a color and off you go! :)


Oh, its good to come early: Sometimes, extra inner tubes get left inside the slide, which jams up the slide. If you get stuck, just jump off and try the other side! Its really a cool ride :)

Then theres the Super Slide! too :)

I mentioned games too, right :) Theres skeeball! And I got 85 points on my first game. Is that good? :P

On top of all the fun and games, Djork has weekly events and is a live music and dance venue.

To come to Djorkland Amusements, click on Search, select the Places tab, and enter "djorkland" as the keyword. The SLURL is Djork (167,126,23).

Youve probably guessed by now that Im wearing a schoolgirl outfit :)

I made a schoolgirl outfit a while back when I first started the blog. It was made up of mostly freebie items. The only thing I made was the skirt.

So a few months later, Ive learned so much more about make clothes. I thought I would give the schoolgirl outfit another try :)

I am also making this outfit to see what it would take to make a man's dress shirt.

It turns out that a white dress shirt is a pretty challenging thing to make. For one thing, its white. So its hard to draw anything on it without having it look... well... like its being drawn on.

I finally think I have a decent shirt collar :) Its made of 2 really twisted hollowed cylinders glued together in the back. Really... twisting them was the big secret to getting that triangular front :)

The tie is, of course, flexi-prim :) It fits nicely under the collar and gives it a realistic look. It does occasionally sink into the chest area, but this should not be a problem for guys :P

As for the skirt, this was the first time I tried using Ged Larsen's new LoopRez Deluxe. It took a few mins for me to get used to it, but what a huge difference it makes!

LoopRez Deluxe lets you change the skirt settings AFTER it has been generated and linked :) It even comes with a pose stand. So you stand on the pose stand, and fiddle with the settings until the skirt fits! No more going back and forth loading the generator with new panels.

Just about anything can be changed, including size, rotation, texture, and flexi. It even has an adjustment for the butt! :) No really, this was so cool. Its the first time I didnt have to adjust the panels on the back by hand. This skirt did not require manual adjustments!

I really hope that Ged starts selling this wonderful tool soon! (Just put it in a prim and mark it for sale... please! :) )

Oh and the shoes are from Sarah's Freebie Paradise. Its the Naughty Mary Janes that sell for $1L. Well worth it. They are the perfect schoolgirl shoes :)

This lousy Love Tester said I was "Blah" :(


Kefrens LOWE said...

As we said tommorow, you finally finish this shirt. Simple method to get great result !
I'm really happy to meet you in SL reality :) See you later...

Sickle Starbrook said...

Oh, wow!
This new looprez thing sounds really exciting!
Oh, how I hope you'll be able to have it in your shop...

Pyxel Courier said...

Hey Nat!
I've been contemplating collars and flex-ties, lately. Next time I'm in SL, would you mind giving me a quick mini-tutorial?

I haven't been on-line in a few days, cuz RL is keeping me way too busy, but I hope to get on-line sometime this weekend. So be a pal and show me, K? PRETTY PLEASE?


tina dojoji said...

that love tester is obviously broken cause you are definetly up there in the red zone(which the text is too tiny for me to read XD)
and i'm sure blue would agree with me. :P

Caterin said...

Heh, heh, glad you enjoyed Djorkland. And I do love that tie...is it flexi?


Virrginia Tombola said...

Hurrah Looprez Deluxe! Mr. Larsen was kind enough to show it to me, and it is everything Natalia says it is--you can fine tune the panels until the fit JUST right. I was able to throw together a 30 prim closefitting underdress in less than half an hour :)

Sorcha McConachie said...

Great job Natalia! You look so cute in that outfit! What is that love meter talking about! You are so far from blah Natalia ; )

Ged Larsen said...

Natalia, I'd like to publicly thank you for so kindly offering to let me make LoopRez Deluxe available in your store, Sirena Fashions.

But more importantly, thank you for your support and encouragement all along. To be honest, if it weren't for seeing what incredible things you have managed to create, day after day, I would never have been motivated enough to keep tinkering with the script.

Thanks again!

SLNatalia said...

Kefrens, its was nice to finally meet you :) And yep, got the shirt done finally! Hope to see you again soon :)

Sickle, Ged Larsen has put LoopRez on sale at the Sirena store, so they should now be available. I will write more about it this Sunday :)

Pyxel, Im not sure if its the best way to do it, but I would be more than happy to show you. BTW, are you going to the Imbolc Ball on Fri? :)

Tina, heehee thanks :) And Blue had better agree... or else ;P

Caterin, thank you so much for showing me Djorkland! And yep, the tie is flexi, of course :) Just getting ready to make something for the guys :)

Virrginia, yes, the LoopRez Deluxe is truly wonderful. It really helps in trying different things on the skirt shape. Its making entirely new types of skirts (and other accessories) possible, because they would have taken too much time before.

Sorcha, heehee thanks. Is it because it knows Blue and I havent done anything yet? :P

Ged, thank you so much for creating first the LoopRez and now the LoopRez Deluxe scripts. Im more than happy to help in any way. These tools have changed the way I work, so Im sure it would have great impact on the whole SL designer community. You have done a truly wonderful thing!

Ged Larsen said...

Natalia, you wrote: "Just getting ready to make something for the guys"

Could it be? Is it true? As great as the things you've created have been, I have to admit that most of them just didn't look good on me. (Not even the yellow bikini!)

So, I'm very much looking forward to any forays you'll make into men's fashion!

SLNatalia said...

Ged, I was going to try making a men's outfit for Second Steve for Valentines or something. :)

Ayakia said...

You would be so fun to han gout with o.o most of the interesting places ive been going to..well..are places you went!

i love oyour blog :D

Natalia Zelmanov said...

Ayakia, lol yes, Im definitely more fun than that silly mermaid (this is Talia BTW ;P)