Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Halftone is your friend

Remember my bitmap half tone ramblings of earlier posts?
Well Nex figured out how I could get into Bitmap mode. So this is what I wanted to do for everyone who stared at the blog like "wth are you talking about?"

I should have used all primaries on it, but this was my experiment. What I wanted was those little dots you get from the printer.

*is a happy kitten*

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Trinitee's Rezday Party

Ok a week of having to keep a suprize party secret sucked, BUT IT WAS WORTH IT!
Trin's party was awesome (and jesus might be still going on! I shoulda put an end time on the invite. Trin you'll never get to bed.)

Krius built the beach, which is beautiful. The music was awesome (we have the same taste in stuff) and everyone looked cute in the grass skirts. I made those and thought they were ghetto, until I saw all these little bikini clad ladies dancing in unison like little ballerinas, they looked so good.

I took many many pictures, which I will now spam you with. Top- Trinitee, next on the left is Arbel, then Miss Willow on the right, Posy is next on the left, Jelly (this picture came out awesome) sporting her pink locks, Krius looking very chipendale like, Canimal with her Poi sticks and there were some other pics that didn't come out as good. :( I took one of Keishii that actually looked like he was sneezing. My Rudra ones came out way too dark, and she was very cute as she always is. Every time I took a picture I crashed. EVERYTIME. I've never crashed so much in my secondlife. But, I luff Trin so I came back everytime I bit it.

Krius deserves all the credit for making an amazing place for a party. ^_^ He built a tiki hut and even a volcano. It wasn't even my party and I'm like :-D!!!!! Over it because Trinitee was so happy.

I was worried she wouldn't even show up at the right time. >_<

Other than the party, this morning sucked. It sucked so much that Bill is going to take over doing some of my customer service, because I just can't handle people who can't be satisfied no matter what I do or say.

My b-day was nice and mellow. Billy got me a Labbit toy and a bunch of Dunnies from series 3, almost all of which I didn't have. The labbit is a vinyl rabbit that has a hole were you stick stuff in his mouth, like a banana or a mustache (like Mr. Potatohead.) I named him Bunson.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Quarter of a century...

It's nice to come in and have everyone tell you it's all downhill after 25.
>: ( Brandon better be bringing me a cake damn it.

Billy got me a $170 vector art set that I can't really figure out, but I will or he'll freak out on me. Then this morning he cleaned the snow off my car. ^____^ aaaaaw.

Lets seeee... what else.
Bill and I love the movie Clue, so we are going to go to this murder mystery mansion thing next month that I'm pretty psyched about.

My dad actually called yesterday to wish me a happy birthday a day in advance so he could be the first. hehehe. I told him how we are talking about getting a condo so we can get a dog and he sounded pretty happy about that. I have to get a dog that likes to drive in the car so it can come visit him. It's the closest thing to a grandchild he's getting from me.

SL stuff: Nothing going on. I have a lot of stuff to release from like a month ago, but I just... meh. Making ads.

I need an animator, so if anyone knows one, send me an IM or leave a message here. Just for static poses, nothing difficult, but when I try it things get all bendy in the bad ways. I know a guy IRL who isn't on SL but does rendering and animation with Poser and I might beg him to help since it would be easy for him to do. He's an insanely good artist. He taught himself all the technology he uses which gives me hope since that's the same boat I'm in.

I've been doing a lot with computer arts tutorials, but last night I was trying to create a half tone effect but it wouldn't let me convert my . tiff to bitmap (image--> Mode--> Bitmap) in PS and I don't know what needed to be done to have that option highlight so I can try it.
Again, if anyone knows how to do that, share the wealth! I really want to use this effect! I'm using Photoshop CS.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Snack hole.
That's a real sign.

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Store is Open!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Personal Ads on Milk

I IMed Geoff to tell him they are putting personal ads on milk now. His reply:
"I'll just say: Geoff wholesome as this wholemilk and almost as white...it's true people I don't tan!"


Lazy bastids

haha no one from my group came in yesterday.

Email Correspondence from my "bosses":
"Plow has not come..gave it another try but it's pretty bad here. I am going to stay out today. If you need anything I will be on my computer...can't go anywhere!"

Everyone else made it in Geoff. In fact I just sent out for a dozen pizzas. And some lattes."

"mmmm pizza.
actually, if the pizza guy delivers in this...then i really feel like a loser...
the 90 year old shut in next door had her drive-way plowed about 10min ago...maybe she can give me a ride into work... "

"Ok I have some tennis raquets here I can strap to my feet...I saw it work in a chilly willy cartoon...I'm heading in!
haha "

"Hey loser, the Papa Gino’s guy was just in front of the building..."

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I don't know what's more dorky...

That I laughed at this, or that someone actually made it.

Someone needs to make a Leto2 avatar. I want to be a big worm monster.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Also coming soon.

(THURSDAY maybe...)

I have plans tomorrow so I don't think promising a opening then will work. I might release valentine at the block though.

Copywriter Brilliance...

I'm making an email right now and this is the headline copy they gave me (I'm not changing anything.):
"Do you have a logo?
Then put it on stuff."

Holy shit, I want Scott's job. "Hey we need a headline for this email about paper" *hrmm ponder* "Paper: It's made from trees" "Excellent! here is a raise!"

Cool Link

Urban flying.

Coming Soon!


AND IT'S $L200.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Funny things my Boss says...

Me: you need to feed your Dan
Me: or he'll waste away
Brandon: "my dan"
Brandon: i always told kris i wish my name was dan
Brandon: cause then i could have a "danaconda"
Brandon: i don't think that's something i should share
Brandon: but you know
Brandon: it's damn funny

Dan is our new contractor, he eats like a hobbit.


Sunday, February 11, 2007

The new store


But it's built.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Make bears...

not.. whatever else you'd make. Just make bears.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

I believe the word I'm looking for...


Tuesday, February 06, 2007

23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek

23 Signs That You're Becoming a Design Geek (found on Trin's blog)

Everyone in my office daily practices 1, 7, and 20.

Today was all # 7 for me. I was forced to make by far the tackiest animated gif possibly known to man... o_o


I know what I'm going to build for Koreshan. I'm going to be doodling it all day. :3 Ok, now I have to figure out how to overlap the taking down of the old store and the putting up of the new one so that I don't lose a lot of time.

Monday, February 05, 2007


I think gestures are taking over actual conversation in SL.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Go be merry.. buy stuff. Crash the sim!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Fill your eyes with DOUBLE VISION

Today is "wacky tshirt" day at work. Yes, you read me, wacky T-shirt day. I'm wearing a mooninites shirt in honor of Boston being retarded.

BILLY COMES HOME TONIGHT! Thank farking god.
Not that yah'll care about my personal life, but you never really realize what you had until it's gone and in our case it's orgasms that don't give you carpal tunnel.

I have been on SL this week for >45 minutes total. I'm totally pumped and psyched to log on and get some work done! Next week.. maybe. I have to fix the script on my limited and make a new ad at some point. I might go the procrastinator route and do it Sunday morning.

My sim neighbors (where my store is) are moving to an island, so a HUGE piece of land will soon be for sale. I'm hoping when they sell theirs that some rich person will buy mine too. That would rock. I have an idea of what I'd like for all the land in that sim, and it's not as high a rate as most people are asking. For my Snow home I posted before about, I just want someone who will love the land. I'm sure the porn palace would buy it in a second and that is a depressing thought.

So yeah, are you looking for mainland LL tier land? well I have some. Come and get it.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Hey Business Kitties

So Gritty Kitty has become my experiment in business and marketing. It's made me more interested in what goes into creating a brand that is known. I have been working in marketing/design for a little over a year now and I didn't go to school for this so I don't know a lot of these 101 things. I am very interested though.

I found this and I like it. I wanted to post it so I can look back at it later.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding

The power of a brand is inversely proportional to its scope
A brand becomes stronger when you narrow its focus
The birth of a brand is achieved with publicity, not advertising
Once born, a brand needs advertising to stay healthy
A brand should strive to own a word in the mind of the consumer
The crucial ingredient in the success of any brand is its claim to authenticity
Quality is important, but brands are not built on quality alone
A leading brand should promote the cateogry, not the brand
In the long run a brand is nothing more htan a name.
The easiest way to destroy a brand is to put its name on everything
In order to build the category, a brand should welcome other brands
One of the fastest routes to failure is giving a brand a generic name
Brands are brands. Companies are companies. There is a difference
What branding builds, subbranding can destroy
There is a time and a place to launch a second brand
A brand's logotype should be designed to fit the eyes. Both eyes.
A brand should use a color that is the opposite of its major competitor's
There are no barriers to global branding. A brand should know no borders.
A brand is not built overnight. Success is measured in decades, not years.
Brands can be changed, but only infrequently and only very carefully
No brand will live forever. Euthanasia is often the best solution
The most important aspect of a brand is its single-mindedness

New clothes! (IRL)

I just ordered some T-shirts from a site Brandon sent me.
My favorite being the one with this image which was titled "Gee thanks"

Never has one cartoon so perfectly summed up my mood 80% of the time.