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Fat Tuesday at Lauren’s Place

People decided to dress up for Fat Tuesday for Lauren Weyland's comedy show last night. That's me toward the right, in pasties and a purple feathered mask, half hidden by selfie-taker and comedian Bubblepop Unplugged. I'd originally dressed in a much more conservative outfit - a purple and green tank top and skirt. When they asked me to get more risque, I obliged. Which means, sadly, that if you want me to take off some clothes, just ask. 

When lag made it difficult to find my sequined bikini bottoms, I dashed behind the bar at the club (really) to hide from cameras (or at least make it slightly more challenging for people to cam over and see my bits) until they rezzed. Thank heaven I hadn't trashed my old Mardi Gras outfits - I came close to it today while sorting inventory.  

We decided that since we all looked so festive, we'd get a group picture before the show. That's when Bubblepop decided to get in on the action.… Read the rest


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Oh, Sileny

This is what the SL community has come to. Just two days into Arcade gatcha trading insanity, I found my friend, Sileny Noel, hovering over the gutter at a yard sale. 

I was nice: I poked her and asked if she was ok. Happily, she was both OK and too disoriented to protest when I told her I needed to get a picture. Apparently, she had ended up in that position somehow and decided to just go with it. That is why I like her - she's making SLemonade out of SLemons.

I couldn't think of any other first aid I could render except for checking for her wallet. For insurance information! Of course, if you've seen my Arcade trade list, you wouldn't blame me for looking for cash, too. 

Really? You can't see anything I'm wearing any way. Ok. Fine. Hair - D!va, Mayumi3 (Type B); Romper - MIMI NOIRE, Playsuit, mint glade; Shoes - *CASHMERE*, Cassidy Heel, mud

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In RL, I Would Have Cried

On 27th February 2014 · By Tymmerie Thorne · With Leave a comment
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As you can tell by by my clever disguise, I had been planning on doing a post about robbing that bank right behind me in order to fund my Second Life shopping. Of course, this is a role play sim and I would only be role playing the robbery. Then, I will actually mug my typist for cold hard cash.

However, something derailed my SLife of crime. SLociety can breathe a sigh of relief that this happened while I was posing for pre-robbery photos:

[19:41] Random person: hi
[19:41] Tymmerie Thorne-Darwin: Hi :-) 
[19:41] Random person: are you pregnant
[19:41] Tymmerie Thorne-Darwin: No. But TY for asking. I think.
[19:41] Random person: oh lol sorry it just that you looked like you had a cute lil baby bump 

Well. I guess I won't be wearing this dress ever again.
Hair - TRUTH, Yelena; Dress - -D A P P A-, Collar Dress, Guadelupe; Shoes- *CASHMERE*, Cassidy Heels, floral; Ring - Ha!, Square ring, blue; Right bracelet - Izzie's, Belt Bracelet, silver buckle; Left Bracelet - Izzie's, Hair Tie Bracelet, blue; Earrings - [ glow ] studio, Single Lady Earrings, Summer; Purse - Ricielli, The Birkin Bag, blue jean; Glasses & mustache - Sour Pickles, El Senior Glasses (BLACK), Cocoa

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Save a Prayer

I'm here at the First Church of Rosedale because I have some things I'd like to have happen, so I thought a prayer or two might yield some results. 

I'm going to be praying for creators stop putting cats on everything. Also, I hope that creators are inspired to make more medium length hair and that their hearts are turned away from the evils of middle parts. 

I'll pray for some skilled creators to make mesh King Cakes because Mardi Gras is coming up soon and I only have one from RC Cluster that is no longer for sale and if Jerremy and I eat the whole thing this year, I won't have one for next.

I also hope to be showered with the blessings of rare items from gatcha machines and for my $Lindens to be fruitful and multiply.

I'm not just praying for stuff for me, either! That would be selfish! I'm also going to pray for all of the cross eyed avatars I see on the blog feeds to be healed from their affliction. Finally, I'll ask for miracles for the poor, broken-ankled avatars in hopes that they are blessed with "boot fixers." 

So here goes: 
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Dear Ebbe2sexy4U1962

So, ummm... why does Ebbe gets a last name? I call foul. He should be Ebbe2sexy4U1962 Resident. If not, give us back last names, dammmmmmit! Umm. I mean, "please." 

Obviously, if they can accommodate Ebbe Linden and provide a last name, there is still something about SL's technical guts that allows last names. His shiny, new last name is a big, neon reminder that last names are indeed valuable - but that we (the paying customers and future paying customers) are not valued enough by Linden Lab to have access to them. 

So, I made a little something for him. And, I wrote him a letter:
Dear Ebbe2sexy4U1962;
Please let us have last names again. As the new guy, you have a unique opportunity to do something positive and significant right off the bat by restoring something that was unique to our world. 
Back when we all had last names, the clever and fanciful pools of last names helped people come up with a name for an avatar. Now, the process of starting SL is more difficult: since there can't be more than one Bob or BillySue or Ebbe2sexy4U1962, new players have to go through the frustration of trying to think up a name that's not already taken. That's easily solved with surnames.
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Does this restaurant make me look fat?

I've been trying to pay more attention to what I eat in RL because I threw caution to the wind over the holidays. Since I don't have handy dandy shape sliders in RL, I need to be careful. So, when I ran across a place called the Reality Check cafe, I decided to see if it could give me ideas for getting back into fighting shape. Apparently, it's a restaurant where you select a meal and then learn how long it would take you to burn off the calories from that meal. 

When I visited, it was a steak restaurant (apparently it varies). Perfect! I love steak. I ordered a lettuce wedge with blue cheese, a rib eye steak and coffee. Then, since I love a good role play, I RP'd asking the waiter to take the invisible bread basket off of the table and bring me some stevia for my coffee - because I decided to RP low-carbing

After my meal, as I exited the restaurant, I was instructed by the Reality Cafe gods to leave and walk directly across the street to the Avatar Fitness Health Club!… Read the rest

People Person

On 7th February 2014 · By Tymmerie Thorne · With Leave a comment
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Do you ever have those days where you want to be around people, but you are too shy to IM people on your friends list? I'd feel bad if I interrupted someone who was busy doing various perverted and/or depraved things that required their full concentration - something I always assume about my entire friends list just to be on the safe side.  

That was me this week. Therefore, my shy self has been reduced to hanging out at the Mingle game sim and helping people with tasks so they can complete the game and get the fabulous prizes. Am I nice for doing that or am I just creepy? Wait! Don't answer that.  

I ended up with several J tattoos (For my love, Jerremy.), about a billion Valentine cards, much improved virtual mini-golf skills, and the prizes from when I did the game the first time for myself. When Mingle ends, I'll go back to doing my low-risk socializing by exploring, hanging out at the occasional welcome/help center, and by keeping Plurk open. 

What do you do when you get the urge to be around people?… Read the rest

Blocky Has Some Questions

The lovely and talented Strawberry Singh put forth a challenge to find someone to interview us and then write about that interview. I haven't done a challenge from her in a while and this one seemed fun. I wasn't sure who would want to interview me, but then my prim son Blocky volunteered in lieu of nap time, so I let him do it. Here is the interview:

Me: Oh! Wook at Mommy's widdle investigative weeporter! Blocky: mmmmmmmmmm bbbppppptt? Me: Great question. It's actually pretty easy to juggle being a pretend prim mommy with blogging because I don't take you out of my inventory all that often. Blocky: mwwwwahhhh pffffffffffffffffftttt?  Me: Well, mostly because it's not easy to find a babysitter. And between running Thorne Industries, shopping, exploring, doing hunts and spending time with your daddy, we'd need a sitter all the time. Besides, unlike a babysitter, an inventory folder is free. So there you go!  Blocky: bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbtttttttttttttttttttttfffffffff?… Read the rest

Pre-Game Preparations

Almost there! I made it to New York and I'm slowly making my way to the Superbowl game in New Jersey. I heard that there'll be some pre-game festivities in Times Square, so I'm going there first. 

The first thing I noticed when I arrived was all of the oxygen. Lordy. I feel super-human at sea level. I think our team will benefit from the lower altitude. But here's a tip: don't breathe too deeply in the subway. I learned that the hard way.

After several weeks of wearing various orange and blue cheer costumes, I was starting to run out of them. But luckily, the lovely and talented creator Lexi Morgan, owner of the shop Stellar, read my Plurk pleas for mesh cheer outfits and she made some - just in time for the Superbowl this weekend! There are ten color combinations - including some matching the Denver Broncos' and the Seattle Seahawks' team colors. They come with matching mesh pompons, too. Check her blog for a quick look at all of the color combinations. 

Since I am already dressed for the big game, I'll bet you're wondering what's in my suitcase.… Read the rest

A Cheerific Time at Lauren’s!

This is a just a quick post to show off a picture! This is the lovely and extremely talented Lauren Weyland posing with me before the pre-Superbowl Lauren & Friends comedy show Tuesday night. I performed and I'll link to the video of the show when it gets posted. The other comedians were awesome, as usual!

I love the way Lauren decorated the stage for the show. It went perfectly with our outfits. We didn't even call each other beforehand to plan what we would wear! However, I should have taken the opportunity to challenge her to a Bring It On style cheer battle. (Next time, Lauren, next time.)

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Radiant SLorchid

Apparently, Radiant Orchid is the Pantone color of the year for 2014. And we are almost a month into the new year, I have failed at Radiant Orchid-ing.

I didn't remember that particular crayon, so I had to do a little research. What I came to realize is that Radiant Orchid (RO) just seems like the kind of color you'd get tired of quickly. Like purrrrrrple. But not like puuuuuuuurple. But it's pink.

Now, I know that some people will say that RO is purple. But, I would tell those people that they are wrong.* I would even tell Barney the Dinosaur that he is wrong. And Americans would never sing "Radiant Orchid mountain majesties...", right? Exactly! Because mountains are not pink.  

I actually found and bought a Radiant Orchid texture set in SL. It was the first and only thing in search. I was actually pretty shocked that anything showed up at all! I used the textures to make the box I am sitting on up there in the top picture.

I have mostly failed RO-ing because my hometown Denver Broncos football team is doing so well this year.… Read the rest

Gimmee a J-A-I-L!

The whole media world was very excited about Justin Bieber getting arrested in Florida yesterday, when they really should have been much more excited about the fact that there are now cookie dough flavored Oreos

Anyway, I thought I would go visit JB in jail and give him a piece of my mind, but he had bonded out by the time I got there. No worries. In my cheer outfit, I am inspired to make up cheers for any situation, so I made one for him. Here it is:

Hey there, Justin! Have you heard?You're not above the law! That's the word!
We doubt that those were Smarties that you snorted!Get yourself together or get yourself deported!
Rehab's the greatest! No doubt about it!Talk to Ke$ha! She'll tell ya' all about it!
Don't become a has-been!Go! Fight! Win!
Well, that's why I only cheered for one year. Good thing I still looked cute cheering it at the SL jail I found. I think my SL cheer costuming has been going well so far in the run up to the Superbowl.… Read the rest

OMAHA!

My Denver Broncos won their conference championship game yesterday! They're headed to the Superbowl in a couple of weeks to face off against the Seattle Seahawks

In less than two weeks, all of SL and Plurk will be sick and tired of me shouting OMAHA! at them all the time, for any reason at all. I like doing it: it both makes sense and seems bizarre at the same time. Blame Peyton.

Sometimes, to explore in SL, I'll type something random into search and see where it takes me. This time, I tried Omaha. I got one result that wasn't a store - it was the University of Nebraska at Omaha's (UNO) College of Information Science and Technology sim. I've been to Omaha before and I can tell you that it was much less "red floaty things" and "lots of triangles" and more "lovely city." But as sims go? This is interesting. 

Since the sim was empty, I looked around a little. In what appeared to be an interactive game in the nursing school part of the sim, I saw a baby who makes my prim son Blocky look like a fabulous, runway model baby by comparison.… Read the rest

Fondue or Fondon’t. There is No try.

Sometimes I will write a blog post simply because I came up with a title I like. This is one of those times. But that's ok! I do have stuff to talk about that is tangentially related since it is less than one month until Valentine's Day: romantic dinners.

"Romantic" as in: there is nothing more romantic than tending to the first and second degree lap burns of your lover. What says 'I love you' better than feeding each other scalding hot pieces of meat directly out of a pot of boiling hot liquid in a dimly lit room? Quick thinking and first aid skills can be quite the aphrodisiac. For example, instead of stop drop and roll, try stop, drop, and fondle. Once your lover has recovered enough to wear pants again, they might not want to, if you know what I mean. (And, I think that you do.) 

I'll bet you think that I'm joking around about this, but I'm not. Anthropologists have learned that sharing an experience that involves danger and excitement can help new couples develop a closer bond.… Read the rest

Second SLoth

I want to do a lot in 2014, but I was feeling sluggish after the holidays. So, we (read: me) at the extremely diversified Thorne Industries have developed something new to help give me the get-up-and-go I need to achieve all of my goals:  Virtual Zing! energy drink. 

As you can see, I keep it well stocked so I never run out.

Flavored with fresh squeezed, SLorganic prims, VZ! gives you the energy and make believe nutrients you need to power your virtual life. But, we make no promises about not crashing hours later because... we do not know your computer specs or internet provider. Also, it does not give you any sort of wings - because you can override no-fly zones on your own. 

If you are SLothful in SL, you should drink some Virtual Zing! Virtual Zing! VZ! Are you suffering from:
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The Greatest Gatcha: UPDATED

I have the greatest gatcha machine in all the land! Why is is the best? Because it is free!

This past weekend, I was doing some post-holiday inventory cleaning. I found a bunch of leftover gatcha (gacha?) items that I have no idea what to do with. I could delete them but there is a voice in my head that says, "Don't be wasteful! Back during the Great Recession, we didn't have fancy gatcha machines! We rezzed barefoot and duck walked - uphill, both ways, in lag - to find something to buy in SL! And we liked it! We didn't get surprised by our purchases, like you whippersnappers of today! No! We got exactly what we wanted and we were grateful! ...Wait. What?" 

So, after seeing this post on Virtual Vagabond talking about how you could get a free Gacha machine, I ran out and picked one up! I filled it with my extras from several different places and event gatchas. I put it out in my blog headquarters for you so that you can take these off of my hands. It will cost you exactly zero Linden dollars for each play.… Read the rest

Dino-mite!

I made a fundamental change in 2013.   

After more than six years in SL, 2013 was the year that I finally made my arms longer. But don't worry - I am still the same Tymmerie inside. Longer arms just mean that I can hug all of the cats in the world more efficiently!* I can reach for the stars knowing that I am a teeny, tiny bit closer to actually reaching them! 

Remember back last June when Strawberry Singh posted her Proportions Challenge? I'd always been unsure about my arms. I mean they were OK, but I also used to have a friend in SL with chimpanzee-proportioned arms and it made me paranoid about changing them. Also, I didn't want to look funny when I danced. 

But recently, I decided to revisit my proportions using the avatar ruler (pictured above) and a tool package I got from the 1920's Berlin sim (also pictured above). Things seemed ok though - except for my arms. Well, yes - I am still too tall, but who in SL isn't too tall? And I still only come to the kneecaps of the current crop of fashion models.… Read the rest

Getting Ready for the New Year

This is me and my new pal, Cos. I met him in this alley in Mad City and he was nice enough to let me keep him in this picture! 

I'm practicing for New Year's Eve festivities and also calling dibs on this spots for post-party passing out. There's even room for my husband Jerremy to cuddle up beside me! You'd better hurry if you want to stake a claim to your own dirty mattress/dumpster. They're going fast and if you wait too long, you might have to settle for a twin-sized stained mattress. (Cos is really going to look handsome on top of that dumpster if he puts on a tux.) 

I really feel like celebrating in SL since this has been a very good year for me in SL. It isn't easy to find New Year celebration sims in SL. I know because I spent the weekend looking. I returned to Mad City (where I have been sleeping in alleyways, doing hunts and games, and baking cookies recently) and discovered that they had New Year's gatcha machine full of party accessories. Close enough.… Read the rest

Reindeer Game

The picture above is of me feeding reindeer during the Mad Pea Holiday Havoc mystery/game/hunt. I'm looking into their eyes for any signs of guilt as I do so. When I try to solve a murder mystery, I am very thorough.  

I've never done a Mad Pea game before because I had heard they were very challenging and I don't like to feel dumb when I can't figure out clues or find hunt items. But the story sounded so interesting that I decided to try it. I got confused about how to start, but that turned out to be a reading comprehension issue on my part. When my husband Jerremy decided to do the game also, I re-read the information the HUD gave me and things made more sense. I'm so glad I did the game because it was an absolute blast and I ended up feeling smart for finishing it! 

You still have plenty of time to do the game - it is open until January 7. You can get a HUD for the game at the Mad City Christmas sim. There's an advent prize hunt there and you'll do a bit of the Holiday Havoc game play on the sim.… Read the rest

Holiday Cookie Time

In between work, SL time, going to Holiday events, watching grade school basketball games, filling out the Linden Lab survey about Marketplace improvements, Christmas and birthday shopping, and everything else going on, I'm  going to carve out some time to make cookies (recipe below) to give to my friends and family as an extra holiday treat. 

Now, cookies are a treat for the real world, but whatever Linden Lab is going to do in 2014 to improve Marketplace search is a treat for the virtual one. You see, if the Marketplace had been easier to use, I could have bought some cookies. Instead, I had to find an unoccupied bakery, put on my holiday cooking outfit, gather ingredients, and bake them myself - like some kind of cookie-baking, tree-factory dwelling elf. (By the way, the wreath on my head counts as a hairnet for the sake of prim baking, so the SLealth Department can suck it.) 

These are some of the things that I would like to see implemented in an improved Marketplace search: 


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