Itsy Bitsy Spider – IN MY EYEBALLS!


A lot of people feel spiders are really creepy and scary.  While I appreciate those afflicted with Arachnophobia, there’s a certain part of me that revels in the utter alien look of our eight legged friends.

When coming up with ideas to fill up a gacha for the Spring 2013 Twisted Hunt, inspiration was really not flowing. The theme (Delirium) lends itself to some unusual psychoses, however, and certain phobias really work well here.  Plus I logged into Second Life just in time to see someone lamenting the lack of spider eyes in Second Life.

The odd thing about this is when I heard “Spider Eyes”, my first thought was, “How will I create a set of eight compound eyes for the avatar to wear?”  Silly me.  That’s not what the person meant at all!  She was talking about making the pupil of the avatar eye a spider.

That’s easy enough to create, so here they are — in five gloriously creepy colors.
When inspiration really hits, expect that set of eight compound eyes to hit the market very soon.  When you have a strong love for animal biology and all things creepy crawly, it’s bound to happen sooner or later.

In other news, I can hear some of you asking the $64 question.  What the heck is a gacha?  It’s best explained as a sort of drug store gumball machine that’s full of wonderful prizes.  You put in a bit of money, usually not more than 10L – 20L, and you get a random prize.  Generally, these prizes should be transferable so you can trade things with other people, or give them as gifts, particularly if you end up with multiple copies of the same thing.

One word of caution, though…some merchants do have gacha prizes that are not transfer.  It’s always best to read the fine print – or – in the case of Second Life, the gacha poster.

All prizes at Avatar Bizarre are transferable.  Once the gacha prizes are retired and put into the store as regular stock, they will be Modify/Copy, No Transfer.  The only exception to this rule are the shoulder pets, which are always transferable, even if they aren’t stuck in a gacha.

Hopefully this clears things up a bit for the gacha newbie.  Happy hunting!

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