With Ella semi-sidelined, unable to type (much) thanks to her recent close encounter with ice and resultant broken collar bone, I find myself with 48 hours free, in the middle of the week (hooray!) and all the work I can do finished. The house is looking pristine, the reports I was supposed to file for work were finished last night (in a lengthy 7pm-3am shift) and so Wednesday and Thursday, set aside for ‘home working’ are officially declared ‘free’. Let a 48 hour SL binge commence, with the intention of finishing off some of the numerous unpublished and in-progress posts we’ve got lined up. I’ll aim to get as many of those as I can completed and take the executive decision to publish, or leave them for Ella to have nothing more to do than approve them and hit the ‘publish’ button.
The emphasis will be firmly on SL (and SL naturism) but as usual will possibly include RL naturist photos for illustrative purposes.
Let me kick off with a simple round up of items I’ve spotted around the grid, items that enhance an avatar’s capacity to ‘get into SL naturist character’.
The ‘Hair Only‘ sim is a terrific idea, a simple set of buildings bordering a photogenic meadow and lake, and with some of our favourite hair designers gathered together at the same location. Emotions, Amacci, damselfly and others are all in place, and there’s a number of free gifts at the tp point. I was specifically looking for a ‘rasta’ dreadlocks type of hair, as referenced at another blog, but couldn’t find it as that blog suggested. I’ve been doing SL long enough to know when to turn detective 🙂 so I finally found the ‘No Match‘ hair store (might they be a relatively new addition to the hairstyle world?) and was delighted to find their dreads in both tied up and loose variations. Both links are on the same sim, but the ‘No Match’ store is just a little off the beaten track.
I like dreadlocks. I’ll let you into a little secret. I wore dreads as a teenager, seduced by the whole rastafarian, Jamaican lifestyle. Those of you who’ve followed SLN for any length of time will know that I’ve gone through an enormous number of hairstyles, which sort of reflects my RL. I’ll change hairstyles regularly. I’ve got dreads in my inventory, a purchase made for nostalgic reasons reflective of RL, but they aren’t something I would wear in SL anymore as they aren’t really reflective of me. Perhaps if we ever get to do some sort of ‘nostalgia’ piece in SLN (another ‘vintage’ season, perhaps?) I’ll dig them out 🙂
Nowadays, of course, dreadlocks aren’t the sole preserve of rastafarians. Those who embody an ‘alternative’ lifestyle are enthusiasts for, and ambassadors of dreads.