Coyote Momiji

Cry havoc, and let loose the physics-enabled push-scripted dogs of war!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Maddening Bullsh*t

My computer recently started refusing to run SecondLife or Poser; apparently the install got corrupted, so we decided to reinstall Windows.

Seems that it's a hardware problem as well as a software - there're problems loading ANY OS.

I'm going to be offline for a while - the Boy is going to try to build his computer and give it to me, but it'll be a bit considering his schedule.


This sucks. I'm on his laptop right now, but, you know, it's /his/ - which means he needs it for classes and stuff.

Wish us luck. We're going to try one more time to load Linux, then we're going to try Windows XP again - and if that doesn't work, the box is screwed.


I've not posted in ages, I know - I've been hellaciously busy with a new shop, Prancing Harlot Designs. (NSFW!) It's a collaboration between myself and Alyssa Jessop, a really accomplished scripter and builder.

We have a lot of other locations, but that's the main one, and really the prettiest. (I'm not biased at all, really.)

PHD Cote d'Ivoire. Our secondary shop.

There you'll find bondage furniture, ponycarts, pony shoes, human-animal accessories, and limited edition artwork by yours truly.

It's been favorably reviewed by Wildefire Walcott (also NSFW).
We're also hosting a vendor for ihaveabuginmyeye Oates, one of the best latex painters in SL.

Please do come by and see, if you're so inclined!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Erin Talamasca is awesome.

I love horses. I'm "typical" in that respect, that my childhood was filled with the usual girly horse-adoration, despite mucking out stalls and being dumped unceremoniously off the back of my cantankerous old gelding a couple of times.

Coming to SL, I never really thought of horses until I saw the AKK horses. And they're fine... to a point.

Aesthetically, they bugged me. I tried modding Phedre's, but I just got overwhelmed after a while. So I put it away, and ignored it.

So I wandered around for a bit, until I saw a demo horse made by Erin Talamasca (she of Nectaris Art fame). Even with it's demo pattern making it difficult to see, I was wowed.

"That... it looks like a HORSE!"

I bought a demo horse, tried it on (they're attachments, not vehicles), and didn't wait a minute before spending the 600L to buy an actual version (the one you see in the picture). 600L is nothing when you consider that the AKK horse I purchased was easily 1200, and sidesaddles cost extra. Erin offers sidesaddle poses as a matter of course (of horse, of horse. Sorry, couldn't resist).

The horses don't move or prance - the amount of prims make it prohibitive, what with the top limit of prims being 256. However, that's fine by me - fewer scripts makes for a happier sim, and fewer things to break.

These are modify/copy/no transfer. This is a Very Good Thing, as I'm going to be modifying mine incessantly.

Go check them out! Demos are 1L a pop. I may wind up making small mods for them - they're a LOT of fun.

Especially for a former horse-crazy girl like me.

Hoof It! by Erin Talamasca
Riiki (143, 97, 25)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Sculpture Park in Porvoo

Featuring Light Waves' Greenies.


You may know who Light Waves was - if you do, you'll know why I'm saying this.

Go now. Go. Rush there. Crash the sim in homage.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve...

Significant to me in terms of SL not just because of the hilarious party I'm at at Phreak Isle, but because it's my rezday.

December 31st, 2005, I was invited to join SL by my long-time friend Alyssa. So I did, as Rowan Pontoppidan.

It's been a rollicking year.

Thanks to all of you who made it so special, with all it's highs, lows, and small calm moments snatched and cherished.

I won't post my resolutions here, but I will say this:

You ain't seen nothin' yet.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

If you are a man

...who happens to play a woman in SL, please do not tell me what I should or should not do due to my gender.

This goes double if you are a conservative, triple if you are a conservative Christian, and quadruple if you are completely heterosexual.

Fear & Loathing of the Holiday Season

I'm going to be avoiding SL until the day after Christmas, at least. I'm tahred.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Bug Reports.

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Observed results:
Avatar invisible except for attachments.
Expected results:
My shiny happy pixellated face, shining out at me and thee.

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Relogged twice.
Observed results:
No attachments actually, you know, attaching. Messages include "Cannot rez object" and "Cannot attach object, attachment pending in spot", as well as "Can't attach, foo!"
Expected results:
...I want my hair back....

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Relogged. Tried to change my group tag.
Observed results:
Now everyone will know I'm secretly a Gorean babyfur latex fetishist.
Expected results:
Hiding my secret shame.

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Who the hell knows anymore!? I think I breathed wrong.
Observed results:
I'm a ghost, except I can be heard by living mortals!
Expected results:
...Bug testing on 1.13 to actually, you know. Test for bugs?

Steps to reproduce the bug:
Relogged. I'm really enjoying the log-in-log-out routine. It's better than an Xcite attachment.
Observed results:
Zip. Zilch. Nada. I am a penniless soul without even hair to my name now.
Expected results:
The slow, agonising death of SL. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Oh my goodness.

Sims want to be Nouveau when they grow up.