Day 43 & Stepping Down

43/365

That’s me trying to decide if I want to have a drink tonight. I’m not much of a drinker, but I might have something tonight. Maybe.

Unless something else comes up, I officially have no more scheduled events for the rest of the year. That is so weird! Right now I’m thinking it’s really nice. But give me a couple of days and I’ll be itching to do something.

Something that is happening at the beginning of the year… I’m officially stepping down as a Fug writer. It’s something I’ve been thinking of for…well, months. It’s not that I can’t handle it, or that I can’t handle all the people who [usually hypocritically] slam me for doing it. It’s more that after doing it for a year, I think I’m just done. I will always look for beauty in Second Life. I will always love beautiful clothing and proportionate shapes, and dislike bling and heel clicks and that AO with the ass sticking out. But I’m done. I will be putting out the call for new writers at the beginning of the year [there are several who have told me they’d love to do it], and I’ll remain on as the blog admin and maybe do a few tutorials here and there, but as far as writing about fashion disasters… I’m done. I had a BLAST working on the blog. Especially during the summer! But all good things come to an end eventually, and so has my time writing about other peoples’ fashion disasters.

I’m a little tired and cold right now, so I think I’m going to wrap myself up in a big blanket and settle down here to IM some people and bother them.

Oh, but since I haven’t in a long time, here’s a song that’s been in my head the past few nights. It’s old. More than 70 years old. But it’s always been one of my favorites.

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Anti-Inspection Gear

Wonderful Tuesday. πŸ™‚ I am waiting on someone to get back to the computer, so I figured I’d blog while I waited.

So did you guys see Aisuru’s post about anti-inspection measures being taken by an avatar who really, honestly, although she was cute, her look wasn’t so awesomely unique that she needed to HIDE it. Plus, most of us who know somewhat about fashion already knew where she got half her items. So…way to go?

That led to this stupid item for sale on XStreet. Really? People are honest to god buying this? I can slap some transparent prims on myself for free. Supposedly it sends you an IM saying who clicked you, but only if you’ve been left clicked. And who left clicks when inspecting??

I have, as many of my friends have, found loads of stores by inspecting prims. That girl Aisuru caught…I *might* have liked her shoes and I may not have known where she got them from. Although I’m absolutely awesome with a camera, I probably wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of finding out where she got them, therefore I may never have found the store, and so the store owner wouldn’t get my $L. And when I wear something cute, usually my friends want to know where it came from, because that’s what we do with each other, and so there’s more money that the creator is not getting. Do you see how that ends up working?

Anyway, so as stupid as I find that item, some of the girls were at a store earlier and the store’s owners were there also wearing anti-inspection devices – even though they were wearing their own creations. What the HELL? How idiotic do you have to be?? It’s your own stuff, it’s in your store, you WANT people to have that look, right? Or am I just completely wrong?

Of course, we laughed about it and how we didn’t want anyone to steal OUR look either, so….

Anti-Inpection Gear

That’s right! The Anti-Inspection Gear will keep your fabulous fashionista look a secret! No one will know your soopa speshul soopa sekrit pants are from Armidi! There’s a transparent prim over the face hole too, just to keep those fashion burglars from trying to figure out where your lashes are from.

You can pick yours up at WTFug HQ for free, because there just can’t be a price on protection.

Busy busy busy

I really should be in bed but I’m a little too bouncy at the moment since I had a fabulous night. I know I did say I was trying to post every day, but I actually have been quite busy recently.

The main part of what’s keeping me occupied is scouting furniture locations. Yes, still!! I ended up just typing “Couch” into my inventory and throwing down several couches I had.

Lots of furniture

The bad thing? [Well, besides the crazy amount of bad quality furniture I possess] I found one that I liked, so I thought “Oh victory is mine! I’ll go to the store and get matching stuff.” No success. The store is closed. Dammit!

Luckily for me, the Home & Garden Expo is this week. I went out there to play around and even found things here and there that I liked. I bought a bunch of stuff from Second Spaces, which I had heard of before but had never seen any of the items. I got a precious pink vanity from Second Spaces from their RFL vendor. So way to go! I helped charity AND I got something I love. My big issue is that I don’t know how to mix and match furniture so it looks like it works. Decorating fail. But I’m trying.

The other part of my whole busy thing is that I’ve been setting up the new WTFug Headquarters location.

New WTFug HQ Location

We were on one sim, but some things changed and now we’re happily on the Conatus sim, which belongs to my friend Noel. I’m telling you guys, that place is going to be AMAZING. Stores are moving in this week, there’s going to be live music I think at least 3 nights a week, it’s just awesome!! I’ll even be out there hosting a party every other Tuesday! Nardcotix, Phoenix Rising, Cheap Love Song, and several others are scheduled to move in this week, which makes me weep for what’s going to be the loss of my $L. LOL! There are still stores open too, so if you’re looking for a satellite store or just store space in general, you’ve GOT to go over there. We were already out there tonight shopping in one of the stores that moved in! πŸ˜€

Oh, so HQ! Sorry, got distracted thinking about all the shopping I’m going to be doing out there. Some people have asked “Ali, why a HQ?” Why not? :-p Actually, once things settle down, I have some plans. Like….WTFug Approved stores, style consultants, fun free gifts, parties, and just general fun and help. Contrary to what some people think, we’re not just about mocking outfits. We DO want to help. That tutorial I did for tinting prim feet has seriously been popular and I’ve gotten many IMs from people thanking me, which is awesome. πŸ˜€ I wish I could take credit for the entire thing, but the tip came from Claire Harford, via Honey Hoffman of Virtual Freebies. But I put pictures to it. LOL I want to do more things like that. Yeah, we’re still going to giggle over bad fashion. That’s the basis of the blog and we’re popular for that. But in between, I want to help too. πŸ™‚

Feel free to stop by HQ. It’s mostly set up right now, and we have fun hanging out there in the evenings, and I’m in and out all day. I even have a scale out there so you can measure yourself, and some posestands. Oh! And we even have fishing out our backdoor too! I’m going to see about getting us some custom fishies. πŸ˜€ I’m just so incredibly excited about it, and I don’t think anyone wants to hear me ramble about it anymore. LOL! My poor friends. They humor me so.

Ok, my eyes are starting to glaze over, so I’m off to bed. πŸ™‚

Such a fun day!

It was a good day. πŸ™‚ I DJed for a couple of hours for Aisuru’s grand opening of her new mainstore location for Beloved and it was a blast! I had a really really good time. And I got an awesome free giftie she’d put out just for the party. If you didn’t get it…well, sucks to be you, I guess. LOL I’ll have pictures tomorrow of the party. I have them now but it’s LATE and I’m sleepy.

The new WTFug HQ is just about completed. All I need to do now is get some tutorial cards up and a few other minor things. Feel free to drop by and check it out! There IS a landing point set [grrr] but just go to the left when you land, and then take a right at Nyte n Day. We’re across from the body sushi cart. I know, I know, I know. LOL

HQ just about finished

We do have some ad spaces for rent if you’d like to advertise your business or services. However, no property rentals or prefab house/buildings, please, by request of the sim owner. πŸ™‚ If there’s a need for more ad boards, I can put a few more up. All money from the ad boards goes to the rent of our spot. πŸ™‚ And really, feel free to just hang out, adjust your shape, whatever. Tomorrow I’ll be putting up the mailbox so you guys can drop off reader submissions and everything. Oh, I meant to put a couple of posestands in there today. Must remember when I get back.

Oh, btw, check out that fabulous logo on the front. One of our newest writers, Gauge, made that. Hot, huh? πŸ™‚

I’ll also be blogging my new house tomorrow now that it’s been packed in a server for sale. [I was asked not to blog it until it was ready to be sold.] It’s just awesome. But while I’m moving things around and throwing furniture all over the place to see what I have and what I need and what I want, the poor bunnies were getting anxious. So they moved down to the little fantasy area of the island to vacation until our home is ready.

The bunnies vacation home

Don’t tell them, but they might be there a while. :-p

I ended the evening chatting and laughing with my adorable friends while I clung to Kahei. Ok ok, a cut out of Kahei that Laleeta made with a pose. It’s hysterical! She sent this particular one out to our group, but you can pick up your own at her store. It’s so freaking funny. But I kept getting scared when I’d move my camera away and then move back. It was like, “Oh my god, who’s this guy in my house and how did he get past security?!” So so funny.

LMAO

Ugh, I so badly need sleep! Please excuse me for not finding SLurls and URLs to everything right now. I’ll try to come back in the morning and edit.