I went Hello Kitty Village last night, to see my childhood favorites interpreted digitally. The 4 regions are stamped with Hello Kitty everywhere, free rides if you can bear the lag, and a few shopping items made by Astralia, in collaboration a brand in real life called JimmyPaul. You can read all about the event on the AstraliaWorld site.
Some time ago, Astralia received licensing rights from Sanrio to sell Second Life content (decor, clothing) with Sanrio characters on them, with the most recognizable character being Hello Kitty. Brands in real life have cashed in on the appeal of Hello Kitty & friends for decades, so it wasn’t a surprise to see it eventually make its way into the virtual world.
The Astralia x Hello Kitty 45th anniversary event runs from November 1st – November 15th. This theme-park like event is packed with rides, photo-op places, and some clothing & decor by Astralia. You can pay the event $799L for a souvenir picture, or you can be like me and take your own selfie! I saved money by buying nothing at this event, which wasn’t hard, since I don’t like plastic kiddy colors.
Are my neighbors lagging me on Bellisseria? Yes, the more densely populated a region is, the more chances of lag increasing due to scripted objects running on the region and nearby avatars causing you lag. I’ll write a blog post about Avatar Rendering Cost sometime, but I don’t find other avatars to be a problem since I don’t render them. However, since I am living communally on Bellisseria, I do care when my neighbors are using an excessive amount of scripts on their land and increasing lag for everyone on the region. Find out what causes lag and how to reduce lag on the official Second Life wiki.
I went to the Arcade this morning to get my Halloween costume from Una. The Little Red Riding Hood outfit is what I wanted to be this year, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. Thankfully, I didn’t care for the bloody Red (rare) color, so I got it in White and tinted it! I highly recommend doing that, if you want a whole bunch of different colors.
Let’s go for a ride! I meant to tell you guys about the Culprit Hovery Craft (visit the mainstore) last week cos of the limited time sale, but I’ve been too busy riding, flying, and sailing it ALL over Bellisseria. It’s truly the best little classic car ever. I can give one friend a ride with it, and I’ve been driving all of them home in my little car. I say this should be the official ride for Bellisseria, cos it’s good on land, sea, and air.
Driving can be a bit challenging on Bellisseria, especially with land orbs ejecting people too quickly. 15 seconds is not enough time to reverse and get out of a parcel when you’ve accidentally driven off the road. Please, dear neighbors, stop using land orbs. For as long as I have been on Bellisseria (since April 15th), no one has ever wandered onto my land uninvited. It doesn’t happen as much as people would like to think.
The Culprit Hovery Craft also includes a rezzer, so you can rez it on your land for friends and neighbors to use. So awesome, and so cheap for everything that it comes with, and all of the joy it brings.
I love the Culprit Hovery Craft so much that I built a carport to store it! Well, I didn’t actually build it, Blush Bravin did, but I rezzed it on my land and built a drive way for it. I avoid mega add-ons cos I enjoy my sparsely decorated beach. This carport and porch add-on is not too big, and suits the tiny Adams house very well.
What I’m Wearing:
Exile – Elle
The Secret Store – Flora Lace Top, Aster Garter Shorts
There’s so many things happening in virtual reality and gaming lately, that I absolutely have to blog my opinion about it! Everything from Facebook Horizon, to the Oculus Quest headset, to the brand-new SL Blogger Network. Are you ready? Grab some tea and let’s have a chat!