When I came to Second Life it was to Salsa, when I got here all I wanted to do was live in the water.
Its actualy shocking that on two islands I have lived on, I have lived in the sky :o(. I often say if I had lots and lots of money to spare I would buy an island and sink it, but I have actualy been to a store that was underwater and it kind of makes everything blue :oP- funny that.
I knew there were Mermaids in SL, and for the longest time, nearly a year since I came face to fin with my first one, I have held back; knowing that I would get carrried away by it all and want to stay that way for good...and it would be very complicated working as a fish out of water.
During Another Fundraiser though I saw Qeue the owner of Analog Dog and she was a Mermaid, and seemed to be very content swimming about out of water, and I couldn't stop thinking about it for days.
I finally got up the courage to IM her, and asked all the silly questions, she was so helpful and off I ran to get myself the most important thing a Mermaid needs.
A Mermaid AO, ok this was such a bizarre concept to me, as I hadnt even thought that far ahead, I dont know what I thought they did to get around other than swam, but I was so wrong.
Merwings this tiny little shack on a pier has not only single poses for Mermaids and MerMen, but also a full AO already set up for you....too much thinking involved to buy them seperately as I was really new to the whole thing, so AO it was......OMG its too cool.
Not only does it replace your walks with swims, but you have all these neat hovery things instead of stands...BUT my all time favourite part is the fall OMG you so have to go and check out the poses and animations and find the fall, its the coolest thing, if it was copy it would so live in my regular AO as well- ooo I might just have to go back and get it single.
There was a bunch of Mermaid tails in Merwings too, but Qeue sent me to another store that had an abundance of Mermaid creators in one place, up and down I went enthralled by the selections, but nothing really did it for me...I did get one set and was kind of ah well ok its niiice but hmmm.
Then my dreams were answered because another girl I knew that is also a Mermaid IM'd me, and she said that Bare Rose had Mermaid sets OMG HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS!. I Tp'd over and do you think I could find them noooooo, do you think Tori was online Noooooo- lol - So I left a super duper emergency offline for her and when she came on WOOOOSH two incredible Mermaid sets made it to my inventory.
I have been dieing to share these with you, and today was the perfect day because I had been pining over some hair all week I saw in an ad in fash con, and even though I had my suspicions it was from Analog Dog, Jaydie was going to confirm for me; as her friend has the same hair.
Confirmation in and I zoomed over to land up to my ankles in water , Qeue has turned her store into Mermaid Paradise...this might not be news to anyone but me, but I havent been there in a while. I tried on three styles that I thought were it and finally decided on Astrid, which I think even though it wont stop moving, is just divine ...thing is I personally think that Qeue designs her hair with herself and other Mermaids in mind so the movement is needed for all that swimming.
Whatever it does and whoever its for its Gorgeous, the colour is Sepia and I rarely choose blondes when I dont know the textures well, but this was the DEMO and it won me over big time - SEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, DEMOS DO THAT .
I knew it was time as I said, I had the perfect hair, I ripped out the copy poses out of the AO so that I could take pics - remember I suck at location shots lol - and I was ready to show you the fabulous Seiren and Sea Nymph sets by Bare Rose.
Both sets are stunning, the Seiren is my fav, the first time I wore it I didnt remove the Head Piece for hours after I had to change for work , hee hee I can get away with headsets, just not a tail. The sets are both incredibly detailed and soooo much goes into making a Mermaid set.
Not just pretty shapes and colours, but all the prim work and invisiprims and what not, to hide our feet and change out lower body into a believable shape...the Bare Rose set does actualy have its own AO, so when you go and get them, because I know you will want to :P check out the AO in the set first and if you are happy with that then YAY, if you want more then check out Merwings, when You have all your bits and pieces sorted and you need hair for Mermaids with incredible movement and delish styles, then off you swim to Analog Dog :o).
Have fun and dont be like me and wait over a year to fulfill what may seem like a silly thing, because it felt incredible to be a Mermaid that first day, and well I even visited an Aquarium and Mel TP'd me to land in the fish tank THAT ROCKED!
xoxo Sasy xoxo
Always thankful for:
Essentia for my Beautiful Hair Roses and Jewelry many pieces of which I have watched being made, and had the pleasure of wearing first as they are custom fit to my shape-I'm blessed.
Nuclear Boutique for my lovely Lashes that I wear when I think of it and because Ari is awesome.
My Posestand is by VR and available on OnRez HERE!, not only does it have hide/show, but also has 3 options for changing poses, lights built in you command on/off in chat, and it rezzes a prim sphere around you that allows you to turn your camera 360 degrees and take pics without moving your stand, the sphere also changes colour on chat command too, its brilliant!.
Poses and Stands always used by me while taking pics, even if some end up on cutting room floor:
Digital Dragon Designs
Pixeldolls Empire Dress AO poses
[LAP] Long Akward Pose