Formation

Formation

Did you know I’m a queen? No. Really. Let me explain.

Every Mardi Gras, the following Sunday is Super Sunday. At this time, Mardi Gras Indians come out to show off their costumes, which they painstakingly made over the course of a year, leading a tribe of people along with them to battle with others for superiority on the streets. The “battle” consists of song, dance, and the costumes themselves. It’s a dying tradition–which is why I’ve been trying to take up masking these past few years.

It used to be that Mardi Gras Indians created their costumes with whatever they could find. Sequins, beads, whatever they had. Over the years, costumes became more and more elaborate until it became a financial burden to create them. Feathers are going to cost you hundreds to make a proper costume now, beads another couple hundred. And everyone is always trying to outdo each other. This was a problem for me. How on earth could I even justify spending so much on plumage when I had bills, you know?

I figured I could replace the beads with clever painting (easy to do), but the feathers? That was a problem.

That changed with the help of some cosplayers, who showed me how to create faux feathers with spray paint and thick enough card stock. Thanks to them, I can carefully construct my cultural costume over the course of a year as tradition dictates.

Heads of tribes or Big Chiefs or Big Queens. Hm… Big Queen Cake. Do you think that’s a nice name?

GEMC Trawler at Half Hitch (Blake Sea)

Today I’m at Turnbuckle Island! I know Gogo was seaside recently too–this is also what I do on my spare time, I come to Turnbuckle, rez a ship, and sail on the Blake Sea. I just got this awesome trawler from GEMC, which is very fun to drive, so you’re welcome to come along whenever I’m sailing! I’m hoping to get a Bandit 60 soon.

What I’m Wearing
Exile – Bond Girl Friday
!gO! – Cosette corset and skirt*
Empty Pockets – Sunnies – Stay True

*available at We <3 RP.

Hi! I’m Aemeth. I paint and make things in SL for fun. Read my blog at Aemy Says.

I Follow The Gods Of Chaos

I Follow The Gods Of Chaos

We <3 Roleplay is back for another round of awesome stuff to make your SL more fun! Because of the inevitability that I won’t be able to showcase everything, I advise you to check out this shopping guide and see what’s for sale. Some of the really cool things that stuck out to me immediately, I’ve included in this shot. I’ll do another post with dresses later.

For now, though, I wanted to show off these awesome weapons from BAMSE and Empyrean Forge, as well as the animal skull from Yummy. I combined these with a cool armor set from Heretech for a look that lets me blend in with a battle sim like Chaos Indivism‘s (btw they’re recruiting right now).

With so much that We <3 Rp is offering, battle sims are something I’m becoming interested in. When I’m not golfing in SL, gardening, or sailing a boat on the Blake Sea, I like running around and blowing people up in combat. Think of combat sims as a neverending game of paintball, but with bombs. You don’t have to become a part of an SL military group to shoot people on a sim, but you should observe the rules when you visit one.

My top advice for engaging in combat in SL is: it’s fun, so don’t get angry if you die a lot. Everyone dies. Then they respawn and come back again. That’s video games for you! So if you visit a combat sim, set your home to the spawn point and remember to laugh.

What I’m Wearing
Heretech – Sororius Armor
Yummy – Faux Animal Skull Headdress*
Jack Spoon – Creepy Mask (Speak No Evil)
BAMSE – Steam Crusher Axe*
Empyrean Forge – Borealis Sword*

Furniture:
22769 – Street Kitchen (background/food vendor)*
Souzou Eien – Apothecary Set (scales and cauldron)*

*available at We<3RP!

Hi! I’m Aemeth. I paint and make things in SL for fun. Read my blog at Aemy Says.

Goodbye, Art Farm! Hello, Wanderlust!

One Last Look at Edie’s Art Farm from Veyot on Vimeo.

The project I mentioned participating in earlier this year, Art Farm, is now coming down so the sim can be handed off to the next LEA project. Although I joined this collaborative late in the game, I’ve had a ball and will miss our home terribly.

Here’s one last look at the sim and everything we created–thanks to Veyot Resident for recording it all! If you want to see more pictures of Art Farm through all of its semesters, click here.

Where will we go now? Some of the involved artists are taking a break from SL and will return later in the year. For some of us, though, we’re simply going to move to a new home. After a round of voting, we’ve decided to set up house on the same parcel where my mainstore is. I’ve cleared out a gallery space for art shows and have a bar set up for events. We’ll be teaching classes and hosting workshops there in the future. Anyone is welcome to join!

Please keep your eyes peeled on this blog for future announcements on workshops and classes. We hope to meet you!

Hi! I’m Aemeth. I paint and make things in SL for fun. Read my blog at Aemy Says.

Birthday

Birthday

It’s my birthday! I have successfully completed another orbit around the sun. Yesterday I was admittedly freaking out and wondering if I had accomplished enough this year. I may be lazy when it comes to other areas of my life, but art? I’m one of those overachiever kids who can’t get enough.

I’m at the Blithe sim today, which just opened yesterday for its new winter phase! Both of its sims have been turned into an icy wonderland. It’s absolutely beautiful, so you should definitely teleport there to take a look! It costs 250L to join the sim and access Blithe, but it’s very worth it.

I’m dressed in more amazing clothing from We <3 RP, which opens today! I feel so beautiful in this, like a goddess (feels like a theme this week). Zenith really outdid themselves with this dress and matching sleeves. And Enfant Terrible’s halo headpiece is amazing.

I still have more things to share, including furniture, so please keep your eyes peeled this weekend and next week!

Birthday

What I’m Wearing

Logo Alex Head
[ a.e.meth ] – Gemini Skin (Fair)
Enfant Terrible. Emma`s Halo Gold *
Enfant Terrible. Emma`s Veil Gold *
Zenith – Time Traveler Dress with Belt (Milk) *
Empyrean Forge – Archimedes Astrolabe Necklace *
Eudora – 3D Eos HeadPiece *
Exile – Songbird

* available at We <3 Roleplay!

Hi! I’m Aemeth. I paint and make things in SL for fun. Read my blog at Aemy Says.

Baja Bay

Baja Bay

Hello from Baja Bay! I know everyone on the grid is already rushing towards Christmas, but let’s dial it back and enjoy the last few days of November. I am at the gorgeous Baja Bay beach sim enjoying the breeze and using it as the perfect backdrop for today’s photos.

Baja Bay

Have you seen this Kira Kira Shirt by Katat0nik and White Crow? It’s adorable, love at first sight! It inspired me to change my hair color today to match the anime drawing and pastel colors. I’m alternating between cute and classic styles lately, since both appeal to me.

I can’t stop playing with expressions! Being able to do expressions effortlessly have been such a huge desire of mine for years. I have used various HUDs available to play with the default SL emotes, but they pale in comparison to what mesh heads can do. I want my avatar’s face to reflect the mood in the photos, so I will try to use appropriate expressions whenever I can!

Baja Bay

What I’m Wearing:

LOGO ALex Mesh Head
LeLutka – Cat Hair (FitB)
Katat0nik & White Crow – Kira Kira Shirt (Yellow)
Teefy – Hana Skirt (Mint)
The Secret Store – Flamel Boots (Mint)

Second Life Blogger since 2007. If you’re reading this about me blurb, then you’re already at my blog. Welcome to JuicyBomb! I write about fashion and events on the grid that appeals to me.
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