In December Siddean Munro made a video of how to easily make
the various Slink sizes.
I think the video shows how easy and quick it is. So, I continue to be baffled at why so many provide only Hourglass sizes of their products. Especially when discussions in the SL Forum show growing support for the Slink Redux bodies.
If you are a Slink Original wearer, Physique or Redux, and your designer isn’t making the sizes you need, send them a link to this article.
If you are female and thinking of a sex change to male then you’ll want to read on. Or if you are male thinking of becoming a MAN… this will be interesting.
I think the most popular ‘penis’ in Second Life™ is the
Aeros brand. It is also an older brand and model. Some complain that it is too
complicated or that the HUD is too complicated. But I think most SL users of
reasonable intelligence can figure it out.
However, gaining in popularity is Birth’s entry into the
male genitals market. The cocks are getting talked up… oh… no… that double entendre
was not intended. They are being well spoken of in the SL Forum. There.
So, I decided to take a look at them. There are 3 models. Zeus,
Smooth, and Leviathon [sic]. The names have nothing to do with size. As best I
can tell the names denote the difference in curvature. Zeus curves up, Smooth
is straight, and Leviathon curves down. But the curve is subtle. So, that may
not be the intended difference.
OK… I don’t have a total fixation on breasts… really! However,
I suspect my inner child may identify as male. But, there are so many
interesting ways to enhance breasts…
Catrie Resident told Scylla Rhiadra who posted and I saw about Birth’s Boob O Matic (L$675-MP $875-In W). Yep. That is what they call it. On name alone, I would have to look to see what it does. I had the same question about my first training bra. What does it train them to do? Whatever, I headed to Birth’s shop to find out.
There is a whole thing of Boobie and butt toys at Birth’s shop. The link above will take you there.
Boob O Matic is described as a Breast Deformer/Positioner.
There is a demo in-world at the shop. I found it rather an odd type of demo. Like
most poses and animations you have to try it in the store.
You sit on a pose ball, get the demo (which sitting on the
pose ball gives you) and wear the HUD. Very atypical.
Seems everyone has a fascination with female breasts. Guys
stare and women judge… sort of.
I was in Second Life™ when Avatar Physics was added to get
breasts to bounce and jiggle. Bellies and butts jiggle too. Not many mesh bodies
include belly and butt jiggle. But they all include breast jiggle. That
probably says something.
I was also in SL when people were figuring out how to make mesh clothes that fit. In that process, Karl Linden made the first pass at fitted clothes with an idea we called the Deformer. (That SL Deformer history is here – 2012-13) With the Lab’s shift to fitted-mesh, the Deformer idea was dropped.
However, our persistent fascination with breasts has led to
BREAST DEFORMERS… I didn’t know we had working deformers these days. So, off I
went to check it out.
There are a number of things in the new Photoshop. This is one I don’t remember seeing mentioned by others. I think it is handy for making pattern backgrounds.
While I am pointing out somewhat ignored features I’ll include this WordPress-Facebook feature.
In WordPress when posting there is a feature section labeled Open Graph and Twitter Card Tags. You may have to go into WP’s settings and enable Open Graph display on the editor. Whether in the Classic or Block editor the section will appear below the bottom of the editor.
There are two fields in the section, Use this image and Use this description. These are for automated systems that pick up on articles in your blog. The image field needs to be set to avoid Facebook, aggregators, and other automated systems grabbing the first image they find to use with their display of an article on your blog. If these systems comply with web standards they will use these two fields, if available, in whatever they post. Continue reading →
I was looking for a replacement for my 14MB Xcite! genitals when I started this series. The V would have been my choice if I wore Maitreya. Before I saw The V, I would have bought the Vajayjay, also Maitreya only. I am noticing a trend…
# 206 Halo
I was disappointed there was no demo for VAW. But I bit the bullet and bought it. I am not very happy with it. I think it is overpriced and the promo material is lacking in giving an accurate explanation of what one gets. But, 1.4MB of script weight is WAY better than Xcite!’s 14MB of script load. So, for now, I tend to wear it.
I am still undecided whether I can color VAW’s to suit my pickiness. I am not doing so well. I’ll hope to see VAW come out with a BoM version.
I can hope Anji will make a version of The V for Slink Redux. I also hope the ability to tint the Labia Majora and outer skin is added.
Click Vagina to see all the reviews in the vagina series.
What have I missed?
I suspect I have missed some products. If you know of one I didn’t cover, let me know in comments. I may check it out.
This is the first vagina I have seen advertised as BoM ready. I think that is sort of misleading in this case. The HUD suggests that reality too. The Labia Majora is excluded as it should be colored by BOM. At first, I couldn’t get that to work with the demo. I thought I was probably missing something as these are sold as different skin tones and promoted as BOM… (WTH?) How is that?
This vagina is interesting enough I contacted the designer and provided my first draft of the review. I got feedback and now think I understand why this model is as it is.
BOM is going to add a complication for those designing vaginas. The UV Map in the crotch of the Classic avatar and most mesh avatars leaves a lot to be desired. Especially when a woman spreads her legs. Angi Manners (anj4) the designer of Session products decided to solve that problem by not using third-party skin on the vagina. No BoM. Doing so makes for just too few pixels in the area. Instead, she chose to use a custom Hi-Rez 1024×1024 texture and materials with a custom UV Map. Otherwise, this part of the avatar would be very low-rez… basically fuzzy and not in a good way. Continue reading →
In 2013-16 there were a fair number of people that knew how to RP with Xcite! So, getting the addon lips, nipples, butt, thighs, feet, etc. was worthwhile. Younger residents don’t seem to have a clue.
These days almost no one knows how to use Xcite! For that matter, few know how to do much of anything or even know to know to click to find out what they can do. Sad. So, with mesh bodies that provide 3D nipples and other features, which formerly came only as genital accessories the use of separate accessories is not as important. Most people don’t even understand RLV. So… wearing Xcite! for any more than visual reasons… doesn’t work out.
Scripts for vagina (6,784KB), nips (4,608KB), ears (384KB), butt (192KB), lips (192KB), and thighs (416KB) with HUD (1,920KB) and DropBox (192KB) = 14,688KB …and that 14MB is why people avoid Xcite! these days.