Hello everyone, remember me? I thought I'd give you a quick update about my wanderings in RL and SL.
In RL, I am a little overstressed by many things, but fortunately things look like they're improving a little,mostly because I am a great, smart and wonderful man...(insert laugh here).
SL has been a good escape for me anyway, mainly because of my IM window, as everytime I login there's always that bunch of lovely people (old and new friends) who entertain me with their wit and caring...and when there was really really NOTHING to talk about, I 've been developing my newly discovered passion for building silly things in Second Life. I am still wanting to post pictures of my personal view on architecture and engineering (hey, I am not serious, lol) but somehow I lack the courage..even if it's just for a laugh ;). And well, I've been told that when you feel a lack of courage in anything you do, that's just the right moment to do it....:)

Btw, there is something really funny I did yesterday, and I thought it was worth some pics..I played a little with the edit appearance button, and since this happens very RARELY (lol), I thought I could do something meaningful with it. Erm, 'meaningful' means I added some good fresh meat on Midd's belly and hips, trying to make his shape look as identical as possible to my RL shape, and see what could come out of it. Here are the results!
(dont laugh at the pose, I know it's still a female one, lol)

As you can see, I couldn't do anything to minimize the pectorals and the famous 'six-pack', as it is included as a gift from the creator of my shape, but the overall figure resembles my RL body pretty well. Of course I had to work on proportions, 'cause no way I am that tall in RL (2.18 metres vs 1.80 and definitely happy about it, lol). Didn't want to work on the length of Midd's legs, 'cause it always gives me troubles when changing jeans and they never fit perfectly with the clothes I use for the upper body. Here's the equivalent of Midd in RL...:)

The blurry overzoomed pic is good enough to hide my face but not good enough to hide the ducks I was playing with..LOL. Now let's move to the butt pics:

Weird it looks like I was posing FOR THE DUCKS this time in RL...

From behind, the addition is more visible, and but still pretty proportionate with the size of Midd's butt. (I wish I could say the same about my RL butt, sighs, lol)

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the experiment. I have, lol.
And in case you see Midd chasing ducks inworld, remember it's not him...it's me!

Quick notice!

Due to some RL issues that will keep me away from the computer (not 'completely away' but kind of, lol) I will take a hiatus from blogging. I probably will come back sooner or later and in the meantime, I wish my 15 affectionate readers a good time in SL and lots of fun.

A special mention goes to my lovely friends Rohana, Bunni and Jenni, whose great minds and sensitiveness I value like gold, and whose words I treasure among the most special gifts I could receive from this crazy world named Second Life.

Banana is the only one who won't miss my writings, 'cause she will keep reading them in some sort of form anyway, lol.

See you all soon guys!

I will be teaching in SL anyway, so any offer for help is appreciated :P


Erm....well not really, just thought I had to share this amazing work by my friend Paolo. It took him more than a week to make it, and he is giving it for free to all his friends. If I had made such a wonderful thing, I 'd have sold it for a trillion L$!

I guess this is the only time you will see me as a transvestite, even if it's a robot-woman from the movie Metropolis (1927). Here is the original picture:

Btw the movie tells the story of a scientist who is dumped by his girlfriend, and decides to build himself a perfect woman instead. He eventually ends up being sexually attracted by the robot...Erm, do you see any connection with Second Life?

/me feels a need to hurry and delete his female alt account...LOL

The voice of Nutella.

I thought I could spend some words on the Artists Voice "strike" going on these days.
I agree with the idea, I mean it's for a good reason. Content theft is a problem that must be solved in ANY way by Linden Labs. But I doubt this 2-days strike can be effective afterall. It would be effective if we really could stop all money transactions, so causing a little damage to LL and let them know how much the community cares to avoid creations being copied and resold for nothing. Unfortunately this won't ever happen, as it is quite impossible to spread such a message to the majority of SLers and convince them to listen to the call. Plus, the protest was meant to be extended to the blogosphere, as in....no shop, no blogging. I wonder what effect can this have on the overall result, being the blogosphere just a small part of the entire SL community and definitely not the leading one- I am implying that most SLers don't and won't ever know what this Artist voice thing is!

Anyway, I haven't shopped these days. LOL

Fortunately, I have been busy building and it stopped me from blogging. (Means, I wouldn't have blogged anyway)

But now I have to upload textures, and this requires money transactions. How do I do?
Can I wait a little more and then upload all the textures I need? After all, I am just delaying my money transaction, that will happen anyway. What do I do?

I know what I can do. It's in this picture:

God bless Nutella. I am jumping from the keyboard into the jar head-first. It's worth it, believe me!!
/me passes the spoon to the artist


Looking back at the past...

Some say it's not good to look at the past...and I agree. But hey, I do it a lot! Unfortunately, I have a great memory. And this time, I really had to go back at Nebula and see what it looks like now. Look at this!

Some of you already know the story, but in case you don't know what I am talking about, you can read more here and here.
The fugly building on the bordering land made Banana move out, because she thought it wasn't nice to build a wall or a mountain range to hide it from sight. And that is just what the landlord is doing now! AHAH I can't stop laughing.

The mountain is quite big for a such a little strip of land. Couldn't they just tell the nice dark lady to move out as well?
Ah, life. First or Second, it's a hard one. ;)



/me is looking for any american/canadian/english/irish/welsh/scottish/aussie/kiwi/south-african (from the North Pole?It's ok as long as you are a native english speaker) fellow Slers who want to join my classes for some simple conversation (voice would be perfect, local chat is ok) with italian students of the English language.

It's a lot of fun, I can assure ya. :)
Post a comment in here and we can talk about it inworld.



(premise : this whole post is a joke, so don't take it seriously. It's just the result of a day-off work, a better desktop computer, an NVIDIA graphics card, a zero-lag sim and my very-second attempt ever at building ANYTHING with a meaning in SL)

Oh I so wanted to go explore today. Looks like everyone goes exploring these days, so I had to try myself. So, today's place is called MCOTW, which I believe stands for "Middleton's Corner of The World". It 's not on the Showcase, as it's pretty new on the grid and needs a little fixing to be done before it can be opened to the crowds. But I managed to get thru a lot of security, passport control and finally flew over a deserted land, until I spotted it on the ground...

As you can see, it really is a corner, so kudos to 'whoever' chose its name, 'cause it's pretty realistic.
Soon after landing there, I noticed the cool map on the floor. I know it's inspired by David Rumsey Maps but I definitely love the texture in this case, as I am a big fan of Google Earth.
Plus, I really can't say where that place on the map is, but it looks somehow familiar so thumbs up!

Now, this place is not really big, but still provides some good spots where you can sit and admire the sunset....(obviously, being it a corner you can't expect the mountain to rez on the edge of a Sim)

or, facing east, a spectacular view of the sun slowly rising above the sea...

There's a cool chopper bike you can ride, but you have to like its colour though...pink is not for everyone...

But what I found really interesting is this WELL BUILT store called 'Bomba Delight', right in the corner of the corner. No one there, so I ate 5 or 6 of those yummi thingees called Bombas (aka Krapfen in the original German), for free. They didn't explode in my stomach, but I am sure I 'll have troubles sleeping tonight.

Darn, I do love exploring now. But I think it can be little tiring though, considering that this place was only 10 X 10 meters and it has taken me a lot of patience and time to go thru all its amenities.

SLURL will be relased soon, but you can IM me for a guided tour. And you all guys, have a nice time inworld!