Thursday, February 7, 2008


Good God, I'm tired. But I'm up waiting on the status of an order. Fun times. Anyway, as I've mentioned before, I get stopped from time to time when I'm out in SL, and I usually get asked the same questions. So just to kind of put everything in one place, here are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.

[I am mostly doing this to stay awake here at the desk.]

1. Why $5L a day? I could never do that!

The $5L a day project started just because I needed something to do. When I started SL, I shopped on SLExchange, bought nice things, spent some money. But fixing myself up and spending money was just so easy, I got bored. So after taking a month away from SL, I came back and wondered what could be accomplished on very little $L. Thanks to the generosity of the fabulous designers of SL, I think I've done pretty well. I was going to start a project where I picked up a newbie and gave them a $5L makeover, but it doesn't seem to be like much of a challenge.

2. But I saw you wearing -insert random designer brand here- and I KNOW that wasn't free.

I do on occasion buy what I call "investment pieces." It's far more frugal in the long run to buy one wonderful item that you will wear frequently and get a lot of use out of than it is to fill your inventory with 50 similar but free items that you dislike and that will never see the light of day. Almost all of my investment pieces were also bought on sale, such as my ETD hair and a few outfits from Last Call.

3. Your avatar is cute. Can you make one for me?

Thank you, but no. I can give you a copy of my shape if you'd like, but I honestly didn't have much to do with it. My shape is a freebie that I found while wandering a Japanese sim. I tweaked the eyes a little so that it wasn't as Asian looking on me, and I think I gave myself a little more hips, but other than that, I haven't touched it. My primary skin is from <3Cupcakes and was $100L. The beautiful eyes I wore for a while were free from Sin Skins and can be found in one of the free avatar packs at The L Word orientation sim, but now I'm wearing some wonderful ones from Miriel.

4. Why don't you give the location of places more often?

Most of the time it's because I forget. Sometimes I'm just flat out lazy. You can look in search just as fast as I can open my landmark, open my map, and get the SLurl. You didn't think I'd just make things easy for ya, right? :)

5. Can I add you to my friends list?

Well sure, if you feel the need to. I'm big about keeping my list tidy, though, so you might have to actually talk to me on occasion.

6. Why are you backing up?

Why are you standing practically on my toes? Only people I care about can get in my personal space, thanks.

7. I'm just starting out at building. How did you learn?

Trial and error, mostly. The Ivory Tower of Prims is also a wonderful place to begin learning. Get free things that are modifiable and take them apart to see how they're made. Look for building classes in world [there are several] or google search. Natalia Zelmanov's blog has excellent tutorials. Or come play Primtionary! :) The best advice I can give is to just get to a sandbox and start throwing prims around. It all starts with a cube.

8. Are you really a woman?

Last time I checked. I have voice chatted with a few people here. I'm sure they can confirm. C'mon. If I were a man, don't you think I'd have bigger breasts?

9. Are you dating anyone that you don't mention in your blog?

Have you been reading? I mention pretty much EVERYTHING in this blog! I do have wonderful male friends who put up with me for some reason, but I'm not dating anyone specific at the moment. Hm, maybe it's because I mention almost everything in my blog? :-p

10. Don't you sleep?



julieta peccable said...

Hi Alicia, I just wanna tell you that i love your blog. I'm going to put a link in my blog to yours

Sidonie said...

omg! go to bed woman!

Alicia Chenaux said...

Julieta, thank you! :) I'll link back to yours too!

Sidonie - OMG I did! LOL I slept another 3 hours. I'm good.

Wrath Paine said...

Wow, some friend I am - I've never even asked you 2, 3, or 4. :-(

Wait, did you just call "3 hours" sleep?? That's a nap! lol

Alicia Chenaux said...

I'd feel a little funny if you asked me to make an avatar for you...unless you're moving into the world of crossdressing. :)

And omg, do you guys think I'm really crazy? I slept for 4 hours, woke up to do the order thing, and then went back to bed. I guess should have made that more clear. LOL

Valryn Vandeverre said...

Now, see thats the weird thing, you never know who is reading about you and making connections or something with what you are saying.

Me I wouldn't ask you 2, thats just a bit rude and getting up in your personal space, well. I would be subtle at least when trying to see the boot line on your thigh and use my cam trickery ..-wicked grin-

Me, I'm more the type to run up and say OMG.. OMG.. Alicia!! Please put some Billy Idol on your play list!!

Then run off... naturally assuming that cuz I read your blog daily (for the last couple of weeks) you must therefore of course, know I also listen to your playlist while building usless shit in SL :)

Hi. I'm Valryn by the way.

Alicia Chenaux said...

Hi Valryn! Of course I know who you are. Your gray striped sweater dress is one that is part of my regular rotation. :) And just for you, there's some Billy in my playlist. :)

CeNedra said...

Having heard Ali on voice I'm fairly certain no man could pull off that cute giggle so I'm confident she is female.

And nice well as well because I know she gets stranger questions asked of her than these.

Go said...

I've never asked you any of those..
Alright.. Maybe just #1