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I am involved with a test group for a viewer that WILL become the regular client viewer, sooner rather than later.

To my horror, the photograph above shows my eyes (without my glorious Cake Bedroom lashes) with the lovely crayon-style drawn lashes. You might well say to me “silly Arabella, set your lashes to zero in you appearance”. This I have done. I have tweaked settings galore, I have updates drivers. Nothing will change the ‘meaty’ look of my eyes.

To my further consternation, the jira raised on this issue seems to be a non event, and to quote Nyx Linden, this was intended:

While this is a change, this is actually expected.

It was necessary to re-order some of the layers on the avatars due to the fact that they were being rendered in different orders for different parts of the body. It is a change, but we decided it would be best to switch to the “correct” ordering of the layers now instead of later.

The negative side effects you will see should be contained to the head texture – some layers that were previously obscured by tattoo layers that overwrote the entire texture were moved above the tattoo layer. These effects (eyebrows, makeup, etc) can all be removed by tweaking the visual parameters in the appearance editor.

Of course this is incorrect, as the zero setting for eyelashes is not a true zero. I cannot mod my skins and even if I could, what do I adjust? Will skin makers have to remake all their skins to factor this in? What can we possibly do???

Well, all is not completely lost. Go to the jira here

log in, and vote for it. Believe me, you will not like what is coming otherwise.


Last night I was a ballerina. The joy of SL is that I can do this. If I were to try this in RL, the general public would suffer dreadfully, their mortification probably leading to my rehousing in a police cell or a nice room at the funny farm. I do apologise to those people who had tidily assembled at Truth to purchase latest releases only to be confronted by a purple-clad ballerina.

I am wearing:-
Hair – Anne fatpack special from Slink, with a nifty HUD to change many things
Skirt – Baiastice Ballon silk – purple
Shirt – Baiastice Sexi top-purple
Shoes – DeLa Ballet shoes “Bordeaux”



I have great hopes that my new found Place Of Deep and Sometimes Meaningful Conversation will be a roaring success. Back in the day, when I was a stumbling newbie, I wandered into a sex club. No, this was not by accident, I searched under Places, and went where I would find people. Aside from the ridiculous humpy-pumpy pose balls, I found incredible people to talk with. We discussed everything and anything that sprang to mind, we solved the problems of the world, we were the Cynics of Time, telling tall tales of misadventure on the ‘Net and leaving the sex players bewildered at our ramblings. I do miss those times.
The Deck has an eclectic mix for your shopping experience – your lindens will be well spent here. There is something for all tastes, the girls and the boys. There’s also this nifty cafe seen in the photo – you can click away at the linked boards to peruse the latest news on the various feeds, whilst intricately dissecting Lindenlab business policy with your mates. See you there:)
Go here: The Deck

I hope to figure out hyperlink thingies soon!


Whiling away time at The Deck. I’ve had an amazing conversation with Sasy Scarborough, who finally managed to persuade me to write this. This new sim can be found here: The Deck

I’m wearing:-
skin – Curio by Gala Phoenix, April Sundust Pure 2 dark
Lashes – Arsnova
shirt – Dela exclusive for the Deck, strapless top “Uva”
shorts – Dela exclusive for The Deck high waist knee shorts “Uva”
necklace + earrings – Essentia Jade Set – Red jade
Shoes – Yabusaka Simple Gem Sandals

All clothing is available at The Deck.

April 2009



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