I've mentioned before that I just love the Japanese sims here in SL. Not just the ones that are very Japanese themed, such as Gion, but the ones where it's just a cool little city with cute inexpensive things. Today, following a link from the Free*Style blog, I ended up in the sim of ECS [SLurl], and I had the best time!
The thing I love about these sims is - of course - the shopping! You can pick up all kinds of neat things for free or very very cheap. I have no idea how to read Japanese, so I have to rely on the pictures on the boxes most of the time to know what I'm getting. Even if I could read Japanese, I wouldn't be able to because I never can see symbols in SL. They all look like little boxes or stars. Anyone know how to fix that?
While I was shopping, I picked up some great freebies! Wonderful tops, a cool wearable bicycle which I then strapped on to ride around the sim, a cute piano purse, and...this kitty hat!
For some reason, I'm totally into this hat. :) It was a freebie I found while riding past some of the outdoor vendors. I even got some cool flower windows that I really like!
Needless to say, I picked up a BUNCH of things. I didn't like all of it once I got it home [since I didn't know what most of it was when I got it], but some of it I'm really happy with. :) Not everything is free out there, of course, but even the things that cost are pretty darn cheap. Loads of fun if you're on a budget. :)
My friend Go showed me a site tonight so I can learn more things to do to my SL photos, and of course I must bother you guys with it. ;)
The photos look better full size, of course. The technique is called The Orton Effect and is a film photography technique that has been adapted for digital photography. I think the effect is just lovely. Big thank you to Go for showing me that! :)
I'm getting tired, so I think I'll get into some pajamas and make the blog rounds before bed.
Oh! Btw! Tymmerie has a poll up for the ladies to answer on what we're looking for in an SL guy. Go over and answer! :)