I’m a Sucker For Tentacles!

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Sometimes inspiration hits, and you end up making something that kills a few birds with a single well-aimed rock.

One day I was lamenting the lack of a decent mesh mohawk in my inventory. Yes, yes, I know I can go places and get things that might work out for whatever look I’m randomly striving for, but where’s the fun in that? Besides, with as much random weird stuff as I’ve made in the past, it was a natural progression to attempt “hair”.

In quotes.

Because, you know, it’s tentacles. You either love them or you hate them. In some cases, if you’re into weird Manga porn, you really love them. Whatever the case, this mohawk happened.

I’m quite proud of this thing. For one thing, it’s my first successful attempt at “hair” in Second Life. Then there’s the whole slimy and moist look achieved with materials. No self-respecting Punk should be without a good mohawk, don’t you think?

This bad boy is modify and copy, and includes a color HUD with six colors to choose from. It’s about as unisex as you can get in Second Life, but if you aren’t sure, there is a demo you can try on.

Available inworld and on the marketplace.

The Eyes Have It

Seen the lady
Seen the lake
Seen the mirror crack and break
Held her close at night
What a perfect fit
Till I saw her eyes
The eyes have it
The eyes have it – Karel Fialka The Eyes Have It

AB Eyes Dragon Spirit - with Color HUD

There comes a time when you look at your walls full of eyes, and think, “I wonder how the wall would look if I simply made eyes with a color change HUD and just put everything into tidy fat packs?”

Then that time comes, and you realize somewhere in the middle of remaking everything that this is a phenomenally huge project.  You wouldn’t think remaking over thirty sets of eyes would take that long, but apparently, it takes a lot longer than I realized when the project started.  Part of this can be attributed to finding different looks for my model (who is basically just me in different skins and shapes).  A minor issue is having to re-upload a bunch of eye textures because I stupidly made transparent eyes that could sit on a blank sclera texture.  Dumb.  Dumbedy dumb dumb dumb.  Sure, they looked nice at the time, but now I want these eyes to be mesh, and sit against an eye alpha, and one cannot have a hollow head showing behind the irises.  It just looks weird.

AB Eyes Lorelei - with Color HUD

The cool thing about this enormous project is I no longer have to remember the color names after taking pictures of individual eyeballs for vendor ads.  This is particularly nice, since I have a memory like a sieve most days.  This makes it a bit less work in the long run.

AB Eyes Cracked - with Color HUD

Another wondrous side effect of this project is putting stuff on the walls and on the Marketplace takes way, way less time.  So once all thirty plus sets of eyes get made, there will be a bit more room for more new eyes (I have plenty of ideas for new eyes!).

The best part?  You, the eye-loving person looking for these glistening orbs to stick in your head, will only have to make one purchase to get up to 12 pairs of eyes (depending on the style, of course).  Each package includes the System Layer Eyes in all the colors available for that particular set of eyes, plus a set of lovely mesh eyes that are HUD controlled for changing colors.  Oh, and the alpha for the eyes, which makes things look a lot nicer, too.

AB Eyes Demon Lazarus - with Color HUD

If you’re looking for new eyes, all of the Avatar Bizarre eyes are Modify and Copy.  Prices range from 99L for six colors, up to 165L for 12 colors.

You can find these inworld (with more coming as they filter in through the upload box) and on the Marketplace.  For an easy search, look for the Avatar Bizarre store, or you can do a search on NEW 2015, and the eyes should pop up.