Quite Oh, Cyborg in the light.

Cyborg in the light. (from profile pic to vanity pic)

Cyborg in the light. (from profile pic to vanity pic)

2009-06-13 I was thinking of updating my profile pic. Full body shots are rarely useful for it, but I’d gotten the lighting just-so on this one, so I thought I’d share it. Call it a vanity pic. Unretouched, of course.

Added it to my flickr stream too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiteoh/

This shot was taken in Midian City slurl.com/secondlife/Midian%20City/138/174/29

Of Elves and Metaverses

The thing I love about a new look is looking for the sim in which it looks right. Today’s images come from the Valinor sim, which is part of the Avilion sim. Despite the complaints that people (myself included) make about the quality of the images rendered, you have to admit that they are pretty darned good! Compare these kind of images to say Active World, There, or IMVU, there is simply no contest. Second Life wins hands down! Is it absolutely perfect? No. Is it immersive? Completely! Second Life (technologically) really has a major problem: It is actually so good that we can start complaining about the details, rathter than simply accepting lumpy ugly worlds that most others resign themselves to.

Anyway, end of digression and onto today’s pictures!

Close up of a female Elf in Valinor

Close up of a female Elf in Valindor

Image of an Elf in L'Renden, part of Valinor, Part of Avilion, Second Life

Image of an Elf in L'Renden, part of Valinor, Part of Avilion, Second Life

Image of an Elf in L'Renden, part of Valinor, Part of Avilion, Second Life

Image of an Elf in L'Renden, part of Valinor, Part of Avilion, Second Life

Quite Oh’s Garage

Just a totally fun and trivial post. I started offering a friend, Nikko Dezno, a minoring texturing up. Next thing you know I’m building a whole garage photoscene (dressed up with Arcadia Asylum’s stuff). Here it is.

Image of Quite Oh's Freebie Garage

Image of Quite Oh

And of course every garage needs a good mechanic, which Miter Lorfield very kindly provided. When all else fails, there’s always someone around to help you fix you car. Ain’t Kuula great?

Photoscene build with Quite Oh watching Miter fixing my car

Photoscene build with Quite Oh watching Miter fixing my car

Serene Magic and Imnotgoing Sideways: Great combo

Serene Magic in Quite Ohs Build

Serene Magic in Quite Oh's Build

My friend Imnotgoing Sideways captured this great picture fo Serene Magic on a build that I’m workin on in Kuula. That Rocks, Immy :)

Death! Blood! Murder! (and other tender Kuula Moments)

It all started with an innocent prank, and little did any of us know that the evening would be changed for ever. Or until we logged off.

Nikko Dezno, probably while on one of his habitual drinking and driving car smashing sprees must have fallen asleep at the wheel. Well, actually being the car, he was the wheel, but I digress. Since Nikko AFK (otherwise known as smashed into the ground into an unrecognizable heap of scrap metal) was begging to be pranked, so, Quite Oh, dutifully and lovingly reached for her photoshop to create a simple graphic as a sign of respect and affection:

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Some reasons why I love NCI and Kuula

Kuula, which belongs to New Citizens Incorporated, an organisation dedicated to providing a safe, wholesome and fun environment for Second Life newbies to learn the basics, is my home.

I love Kuula. Here are some reasons why.

Ems catches Quite's attention

Ems catches Quite's attention

Friends

Friends

Oldbie Show and tell!

Oldbie Show and tell!

Quite's first show and tell item

Quite's first show and tell item

There's always something fun to do at Kuula. Like pranking AFK's

There's always something fun to do at Kuula. Like pranking AFK's

That'll teach him to go AFK!

That'll teach him to go AFK!

The setup... Turns out he was AFK long enough for us to build a studio around him!

The setup... Turns out he was AFK long enough for us to build a studio around him!

Kuula has some of SL's most handsome sheep! Bahh!

Kuula has some of SL's most handsome sheep! Bahh!

Onigokko! Need I say more?

Onigokko! Need I say more?

We have battles with Evil Egg Men

We have battles with Evil Egg Men

They are pitched and exciting!

They are pitched and exciting!

And the best is that he lets us win!

And the best is that he lets us win!

None of us are Miter's girlfriends

None of us are Miter's girlfriend

Newbie building blitz's. Miter won! Yay!

Newbie building blitz's. Miter won! Yay!

Of course, I am put on a pedastal and worshipped.

Of course, I am put on a pedastal and worshipped.

Beverly's parties and dances at Fisherman's cove

Beverly's parties and dances at Fisherman's cove

And finally, more friends. The variety of personalities, avatars, characters always makes Kuula a fun place, but the real magic is the bonds we form.

And finally, more friends. The variety of personalities, avatars, characters always makes Kuula a fun place, but the real magic is the bonds we form.

Hunny Bunnies Gone Wild

Image of a male cyborg shot by a female cyborg.

If only he had chosen a better pickup line...

A friendly moment at Kuula

Just a quick snap of a friendly drama oozing moment with my friends at Kuula. Locke Cardway, Serene Magic and I.

A friendly drama oozing moment at Kuula

A friendly drama oozing moment at Kuula