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I’m sorry.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 18, 2010

I’m going to have to do the inevitable and give up my one picture a day challenge. It just isn’t working with my internet. A lot of the time I can barely log in long enough to take a picture, nevermind then edit the thing, upload it and write an entire post. Sucks to be me, hey?

I will carry on this blog regardless, as and when I can post pictures and write a little something about my basically non-existant Second Life, I will. I want to keep those of you who may (or may not) care updated. In fact, I actually quite enjoy the process of blogging, but I’m going to have to let go of any challenges that need to be updated so often until my internet sorts itself out and gives me a little peace!

I hope you all understand! Hopefully, tonight I’ll be able to get some sort of picture taken and a little bit of writing to go with it, so keep your fingers crossed!


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Day 5 – Cheshire

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 9, 2010

Yesterday was a bit of a mess for me. My internet was playing up because we were having work done on our line. Hopefully, by the middle of today I should be all back to normal (if you could call our excuse for an internet connection normal). That’s my excuse, if you’re wondering why the picture quality is so dire!

What do you do when you need to pass the time on SL? What places do you visit?
I take a look through the showcase and click on something that tickles my fancy, then I explore. I walk around. I take some pics. I end up discovering some really nice places that add even more junk to my landmark list.

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Day 4 – Music is my life, it gets me through the night.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 9, 2010

So I had a super-fantastic day today, regardless of how awful I felt in RL. I found a gorgeous new sim called The Land of Chained Love, where I pondered my thoughts, wants and Second Life Dreams whilst floating a-top the water. I also managed to stumble across three fantastic clubs; Basslinejunkiez, Room 23 and Republik. At Basslinejunkiez I also found a pretty cool person DJing who had almost my exact taste in music an DJ set-up.

I also got given an opertunity to test out my streaming capabilities on Thursday through a club, to see if I’m able to broadcast, if so then I may be able to DJ in SL as well as RL.

Cross your fingers for me, I beg you.

Gosh, Im boring today, but Im not feeling witty. I’ve been coughing my guts up all day and living off Ice cream because my throat is too sore, boohoo.

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Day 3 – Hospital Beds.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 7, 2010

I know technically today is day 4, but I didn’t even log onto SL for long enough to do more then check my mail yesterday, so we’ll count that as no day 😛

There’s nothing to do here
some just whine and complain
in bed in the hospital
coming and going
asleep and awake
in bed at the hospital

I’ve got one friend
laying across form me
I did not choose him
he did not choose me
we’ve got no chance of recovery
joy and hospital
joy and misery

I suppose hospitals are quite fitting today, not only was Doctors and Nurses the first theme of my first event on my first shift at my first job in SL, but I think I managed to get so wasted last night in RL that I was pretty damn close to ending up in a hospital bed for real. I got to a point where I was trying to close the client window so I could go to sleep.

How on earth can you close your client window in RL anyway? Can someone please let me know? I seemed to have misplaced the manual and can’t find it anywhere on the internet.

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Day 2 – The box men rule the world.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 5, 2010

I put myself through the torture of starting a new hunt today, which I stopped after about four stores because I decided that a lot of them were below my rediculously high standards (call me a snob if you want, but I demand a certain ammount of quality in the textures of my clothing). However, in one of the stores I did manage to stumble across this gorgeous little piece of sculpture world. Aren’t they cute? I thought they’d make a great feature for today’s blog.

In other news, I may start blogging for the MFP lable. I may even end up modelling and greeting for their store too, who knows? I feel something good in the air regardless. I feel good karma for helping out an up and coming store for no pay other then freebies (which is always a plus I suppose).

Time for the weekend! Hope you all have a fab one ^^.

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Day 1 – Inventory sorting, drama and meeting an idol.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 4, 2010

I know that you’ve all probably seen too much of this whole 365Days of SL thing, but I like it. It makes me want to carry on and keep pushing until I reach my 1st rezday (hopefully by then there’ll be another project for me to start) and it just helps to, not only improve my photography skills, but explore what Second Life has to offer.

Today I spent most of my time sorting out my inventory. 8 Hours of extreme work left me with a completely clean, purged and organised inventory. I hated it, but now it’s finished I’m so pleased with myself. I can now fill it with as much junk as I want.

From this point of view, I see a lot of things (and I dont really mean from my position here on this flower). I am a serial commenter and general nosey noo noo and I see a lot of things going on. I tend not to have been in SL long enough to be part of any cliques or friendship groups, but Plurk gives you a good sense of things that are going on in them. I have seen some worrying things lately happening within the community. I can’t talk as I’m still classed as a n00b, but all this drama is unfair. There is no need for it. I think it’s stupid how people think that, because they’re behind a computer screen they can act all high an mighty because they only see the other person as pixels without a brain or a soul; they are wrong. We’re all people, whether we like to admit it or not, and we all have to live in this world. Would you really behave like that in the real world? If you would then you need to get back into highschool and sort yourself out.

I suppose, I want to end this post on a high-note, what with all the anomosity in the air.

I was walking around a sim, looking for places to take pictures and look who I bumped into

I had a fangirl moment and did not know what to do with myself. I really wished I’d put on my lucky panties today! He did, however, agree to pose with me for a photo for the blog. THANK YOU JOHNNY DEPP, WE LOVE YOU!

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Second Life Pre-judgements.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 3, 2010

This post could all be because my emotions are a little mixed up due to lack of Cigarettes but I digress, there’s been something bothering me already in my time in SL and that is the judgements people make of you based on your Rez Date.

I know, I make the same judgements too, it’s true. I see someone born yesterday and automatically think N00B ALERT, but I usually give them the benefit of the doubt, especially if they look as if they’ve gone through as much trouble as I have to make sure they look presentable and learn basic SL ettiquette, but I’ve found a lot of people turn into complete (excuse my french) assholes around someone who’s only been in the world a few days, even if they have learnt the ropes.

I’ve been in a lot of the newbie hangouts and seen how some people react to new residents and it’s shocking, especially the ones who go out of their way to completely ruin their Second Life experience and drive them away for good. I find they bombard these area’s with comments and spam that really would be enough to turn away even the most strong-willed of new players. I was in Isabel a couple of days back and someone, equipped with a prim-penis had completely filled the place with giant boxes. No one could move or get around, nevermind get to any of the information they provide to help new players become good members of Second Life society. Were these people not new once themselve, or did were they spawned with the knowledge of the ins and outs of every internet community known to man? I serious doubt it was the latter.

I am guilty enough of sticking people in the n00b category, such as men who have been on one day, still dressed in n00b gear, asking me if they can have free pixel sex, or telling me they love me (though this is not specific to n00bs). I’ve had people tell me (not even ask) to send them anything from Lindens to items of clothing. These are the things I know make the entire new resident community look bad, but even within that mess of people who really should stick to sorting out their first life instead of creating a second, there are people who really are trying to learn and become part of something and I think those people need to be given a chance.

For SL to become better, the metaverse needs to expand and more people need to fill it. To drive people away is absurd, those people will be the next generation of creators, designers and sim owners that will ensure Second Life continues to be the place we love today. If those people are put off before they even begin, eventually Second Life will die out and become lost in the internet like an one hit wonder we barely recognise.

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The Evil Kitty.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 3, 2010

Finally, I’m going to put up a purposeful post, are you ready?

As you may, or may not know, I’m a bit of a sucker for things a little different. I dress in anything from cutesy cute to dark and eerie and today’s look is the latter.

(I suck at fashion snaps, I know, but it’s my first try!)

The dress and arm-warmers were from the fantastic Dilly Dolls Voodoo Camping doll. You get to choose from quite a few prizes but I’m automatically drawn to anything Hello Kitty.
The shoes and hair are from my new favourite creator @ vignette All her items are free and absolutely gorgeous!
The socks are a free gift from Oyakin. They come with little prim bits for the ankles too!
Lastly, the skin is from Den-Dou as part of the Tainted Love hunt.

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You’re looking at an employed Pixel!

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 2, 2010

Ok, I should really update with a free outfit, sort out my inventory and finish these goddamn hunts I set myself to do but EEK! I just got out of my first SL interview and I got the job. It was narrowed down to just three of us, 2 bartenders and me, the dancer.

Yes, this does mean I will be getting out my pixelated nipples for linden dollaaar but I’m no prude and as shocking as this may seem, I think it is a good way to learn the ropes of the SL working environment. When you’ve worked seedy places and had to endure perverted old men oggling your drawn-on lady garden, the rest will seem almost a doddle in comparison.

I will be working at a new club called Abes. I’ll keep you updated with the events and such and maybe you’ll be able to get me out of my sculpties?

And guess what? I attended another interview at Spanx, and got the job there too. I will be dancing at a Doctors and Nurses themed event On Sunday at 1PM SLT. IM me in world if you are wanting to come along =^^=.

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A purpose.

Posted by Aina Kujisawa on February 2, 2010

I’d like to start this post by thanking the wonderful Alicia Chenaux over at Ch’know for answering my n00bstions about blogging and such. Her answers were great and inspired this post.

I need a purpose. Not just in SL but in this blog too. I’ve decided on a few things. I dont want this blog to become a freebie blog, or anything too specific. I, personally, like reading about people’s lives and watching them grow as characters which is why I created this blog in the first place. But I suppose everyone must have a purpose. Mine will be the following:

1. Record my exlorations through sims. There are not enough blogs out there that show great sims to explore and give credit to those who made them (link me up if you know any decent ones). I explore a lot and I’ll make sure you get the inside scoop on all my faves.

2. Post outfits made entirely of freebies. I know most of you know I’m unemployed on SL right now and my patience is too thin for camping so I’m always on the hunt for freebies. I have very picky taste and I only choose freebies of acceptable quality. I will make sure you hear about them too.

3. Introduce people to great places to socialise. Personal opinions of any hot-spots or even new venues, clubs etc that I visit. I’ll be honest and frank about the place and make sure you know all the best sims to meet friends. I know, as a new resident, it can be very hard to get out there and meet people for the first time.

Of course, I will still update personal entries and such, but these 3 things will be my main topics. Hopefully this way I’ll be able to pass my knowledge onto others =^^=

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