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Going GaGa for PekaS May Group Gift!!

After getting dressed in my new outfit, I wanted to find someplace fun to hang out…. I found the INSILICO  sim, which is a Cyberpunk roleplay community @ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/INSILICO/190/183/3603… You dont have to be a RP player to enjoy this sim though!!!  It’s got a full shopping district, dance halls, RP areas,  as well as apartments you can rent if you are looking for a new home in an environment that is certainly playful on the senses!!

BlogPost11_AApparently I wear my GAGA sunglasses at night!!! … Me and Corey Hart must be cozy and stuff!!  I may not have been sporting armor and a jetpack but I certainly felt stylish in my new outfit from PeKaS… This skirt and top ensemble is May’s Group Gift and fits like a glove ❤  It also moves well and is textured with flair…
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Outfit: PeKaS – Urban You love (May Group Gift) (FREE) –(This is their Group Linkie –>> HERE<<–)

Gloves: *Curious*Kitties* Simple Black Gloves (FREE) (Found these on the Marketplace and thought they made a nice fit with the outfit 🙂 )

Hair:  Salon de GLOW <hairpieces> GC-01(Strawberry) (GG/FREE)  (This is their Group Linkie –>>HERE<<– )

Glasses:  Salon de GLOW -Poker Face-remake.sunglass (Magent)gaga ver. (GG/FREE) (There are a number of other Group Gifts as well… )

Earrings: (Style Society) Chrysalis Black Diamond Earrings – (L$1) (Found these on the marketplace and seemed to call out for me to pick them up!! )

Boots: TDR Fusion Must Have Special Boots Violet (L$100) (Found at The Dressing Room FUSION, you get 5 colors)

Skin: Aeva // Phoebe ~ 2 // Glacier // Cleavage 2 (L$100) in main courtyard (This was first brought up by Love’s Post on the 1st.  Which you can find “here” I wanted to make sure I got over there to pick up a few..) (As usual I show the skin’s face with and without my Face Tattoo, so you can see the full features 🙂 )

Face Tattoo & Necklace: made for me. (not available at this time)

Have an amazing night!!  …………………..till next time……………………..Care ❤


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I’m a Heartsick Twi’lek

Twi’leks are tall, thin humanoids with skin pigment that spans a rainbow of colors. Their most distinctive feature is a pair of shapely prehensile tentacles that grow from the base of their skulls.*

Ever since I first saw STAR WARS: Return of the Jedi, I was fascinated by these mysterious creatures with the strange tentacles growing out of their heads. And now, thanks to Aeva//Heartsick, I can BE one in SL! This lavender beauty is a complete avatar offered for sale at the For Aeva Heartsick event, which started yesterday and runs through May 14th. Love gave you a great run-down of the event yesterday, and Goldie also showed a couple of items, so I’ll invite you to check out their posts for more information about this fundraiser. I decided to participate because I think Amesha Jewell’s skins are very pretty, especially her petite skins, which she recently started selling. So… go check it out! 🙂

Heartsick Twi'lek

The Twi’lek Avatar ~ Tyrian Light includes pretty much everything you see here. The skin comes with or without dark or light eyebrows, has 4 cleavage options, appliers for Lolas, Lush, and Puffys, and even has optional teeth and eyelash tattoos. Mesh feet are included, so you don’t have to wear purple SL feet. There are a variety of avatar colors from which to choose, so if purple isn’t your thing, there’s sure to be another color you’ll like. 🙂

Twi’lek females were thought to be so beautiful that it was considered a status symbol to keep them as dancers or slaves. And one of the few items that didn’t come with this avatar was CLOTHES, so I picked up the Maya Silks Gown, the latest group gift from :Kastle Rock Couture: (100L to join). UPDATE: Unfortunately, I just tp’d over to :Kastle Rock: to make sure the gift was still available, but alas, it is not. There is, however, a new group gift, and there’s an almost identical dress available as their prize in the Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior Hunt (which actually looks pretty interesting). I apologize for the confusion and hope I did not disappoint anyone. 😦 As of this evening, though, you can still get the Maya Silks in petite size at Kastle Enchanted (same group tag), but hurry because it looks like a new gift is being posted!

Heartsick Twi'lek

Here’s a closer shot of this pretty avatar’s face. I should tell you that a shape is included, but I opted to wear my own shape instead. So your Twi’lek face will look different. Ear cones are included, as are the “lekku” (head tentacles), and jeweled headpiece. You can choose from dot markings or stripes (I’m wearing dots). All this for 100L! I was really stunned when I saw all that was in the box. Plus, what I really like is that you can wear the skin without the lekku and ear cones, and just be purple. I’m sure you’ll see me wear this skin again, possibly as a purple fairy or… I don’t know what yet. But I love that I have options! 😀

And may the force be with you!

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Serena is wearing…

Skin – Aeva Twi’lek Avatar ~ Tyrian Light (100L @ FAH)

Eyes – IKON Utopia Eyes Pale Purple + Blue (not free)

Dress/Jewelry – :Kastle Rock Couture: Maya Silks Gown (past group gift, no longer free)

Poses by aDORKable Poses

Location – Ascension

* From the STAR WARS Encyclopedia.


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From the Desk of… And PeKaS to Boot!

Greetings and permutations, Fab Freebers!

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Ok, so this really isn’t MY desk.. Jac Mornington was kind enough to lend me his place so that I could log in and get some info for the Server Side Baking (SSB) stuff that you all have been hearing about. Love asked me to share what little I know on the subject with all of you since, if you’re reading this blog, you care about the appearance of your avatar 🙂  So I tossed on some clothes I picked up from the monthly gift vendor at PeKaS Urban and sat down to draft up the info. The clothes include snazzy pin-stripe pants with loosened suspenders, a tank top, sweater draped over the shoulders, and a fedora (not shown.)

Well.. time to get to it. I hope this helps. If you have any questions… please by all means, pelt Love with them (kidding!)

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<Starts scribbling…>

Linden Lab has finished working on the Server Side Baking (SSB) improvement. I am not a representative of Linden Labs nor am I an expert (except in my own mind) but I thought I’d share with you my answers to the questions that I hear most people asking:

Q. What is server side baking?  

A. It is a modification to the LL code which will move baking (or rendering) of your avatar to the region server that your Avatar is currently occupying.  Previously all avatars were rendered on your client (or personal computer, Mac, etc)

Q. Will I have to do anything to my computer to take advantage of it?

A. Yes.  All viewers will have to be updated to use it.

Q. Do I have to update my client?

A. No, you do not have to update your client, but your avatar will continue to render the “old way” which means that there may be white masks for some parts of your avatar or clothing because some textures from  the SSB code will not be recognized by the older client.

Q. What viewers have been updated?

A. The LL Second Life V3 viewer will be updated as well as most major third party viewers. Check with your particular viewer website for updates.

Q What are the pros and cons?

A. Pros – Faster avatar rendering with less resources needed on your computer. This means your computer will be able to do things in SL a little more efficiently.

Cons – It will require you to update your viewer, assuming an update is available.  As with any change, there is likely to be some issue that hasn’t been discovered through the beta testing that may adversely affect your experience within SL.

Q. Why Why Why?

A. Because it will make avatar rendering much more efficient since now the baking will not have to depend on connections and computers of individuals which can be very laggy at times.  If you have a slow computer it will not matter to everyone else. They will see a beautifully rendered avatar  a lot more quickly.

Cal’s Free Stuff:

PeKaS Urban Rikko –  Monthly Guy’s Gift at PeKaS Urban (OL/Free to Join)

Cal’s Not So Free Stuff:

Skin – Johan Tan 3-E by Belleza

Hat/Hair – Hunting – Naturally Wavy by Argrace

Shoes – RG Classic Loafers by Redgrave


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FabFree Designer of The Day – 05/02/13

A&A Debbie Hair Caramel-picAlli & Ali Designs Sally (free / 0L / marketplace) – https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/AA-Debbie-Hair-Caramel-Special-Color-Classic-ponytail-style-for-women-Promo-ends-May-31-2013/4698225

***Each day, here on the FabFree Blog, we will be featuring one of our Fabulously Free in SL inworld Designers, selecting them from the notices sent to the Fabulously Free in SL group. Photos are work of the designers.


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PurpleMoon in Hong Kong

PM Hunts

I was awoken this morning by a call from my modeling agent. She said I got booked for a shoot in Hong Kong showing off the great new hunt items from PurpleMoon Creations. So I grabbed my shopping bag and hit the store before catching a plane to China.

TRPH @ PM

Here I am at the pier in Hong Kong, enjoying the city lights and showing off the mesh :: PM :: Margot Pencil Skirt (which is really a dress) from The Runway Perfect Hunt. It is a five linden prize and comes in four colors with a HUD to change between them.

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TRPH @ PM3
TRPH @ PM4
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Directly above is the fabulous :: PM :: Tammy Mini Skirt for the Little Big Hunt. It also has a HUD to change between the six colors provided.

LBH Skirt Colors

The shoes are :: PM :: Narcissus Ballerinas in Purple. It was a happy surprise when I ran through the store and there was a random gift distributor giving out prizes every ten minutes.

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Other non-free tidbits:

Hair:: “LoQ Hairs” Tiramisu – Dark Brown

Skin:: *YS & YS* Sofia Fresh TDR Teeth

Earrings: EarthStones Her Keys Earrings – Secret Chamber

V-neck Top:: !doux petit – Boho Vneck [White] (not sure this store still exists)

Bracelets: R – Mariposa: Jewels: Augmentation Black – Obsidian

L –  Mariposa: Jewels: Augmentation Black – Pearl

Mariposa is gone but the creator has a new store called Amorous. Thank you Ellyn for the tip! 😀 You rock!