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9/30/2012

Small Two of Pieces ~ Kishinda Kakera (Ending Theme of Playstation Game XenoGears)




Run through the cold of the night
As passion burns in your heart
Ready to fight, a knife held close by your side
Like a proud wolf alone in the dark
With eyes that watch the world
And my name like a shadow
On the face of the moon

Broken mirror, a million shades of light
The old echo fades away
But just you and I
Can find the answer
And then, we can run to the end of the world
We can run to the end of the world

Cold fire clenched to my heart
In the blue of knight
Torn by this pain, I paint your name in sound
And the girl of the dawn with eyes of blue, and angel wings
The songs of the season are her only crown

Broken mirror, a million shades of light
The old echo fades away
But just you and I
Can find the answer
And then, we can run to the end of the world
We can run to the end of the world

We met in the mist of morning
And parted deep in the night
Broken sword and shield, and tears that never fall
But run through the heart
Washed away by the darkest water
The world is peaceful and still

Broken mirror, a million shades of light
The old echo fades away
But just you and I
Can find the answer
And then, we can run to the end of the world
We can run to the end of the world

9/28/2012

Alice Again

Alice continues on her journey between the sane and the insane in her adventure of madness...


Pink Snails? If that's not strange enough, how about one bigger than an elephant? If I am getting my own sim, I want a few of these.


Alice always had sometimes to do with Tim Burton and here I am standing beside Jack. Needless to say, I had added the gigantic Jack to my shopping list for "Through the Looking Glass".


As I took as break in what looks like a bedroom, it was so styled in the favors of Tim Burton I couldn't help but took this picture. Btw, the spider kind of creeps me out...


After a long journey, I return back to me Secret Garden in my bubble capsule and took a nice nap as I dream a dream that I am Alice in the Wonderland...

9/27/2012

I Wish Upon a Panda

Have you ever wish you were a Panda? It may sound really strange, but my wish is fulfilled... with a little twist though.


A Panda Hamster with a Butterfly wings? I must be in Twilight Zone!


Even weirder is this skybox can change to 42 different scenes, but I do not change a bit at all!


Well, I figure I might as well just chill and enjoy it.


Thank You for watching my pictures. Have a nice day!

Blocking Quickware and Redzone

Quickware and Redzone are 2 popular Alt Detector in Secondlife. Its purpose is to perform task which is otherwise not permited by normal viewers. However the method that they had deployed had clearly violated the terms and condition of Secondlife as well as the privacy of individual and as a result is banned.

So, what did they do so badly that the item deserve a ban? They bascially track IP address in order to determine if 2 avi are from the same owner. However IP address is not something which Secondlife should be revealing. As such, I suspected they had used server to ping the clients or trying to initial a media streaming in order to illegally obtain the IP address of the targets without permission.

I love streaming, but to enjoy streams, you will find that you need to actually reveal some information, which IP address had to be one so that the source streaming server can directly connect to you to deliver streams. These devices had killed the fun though.

Although the item had been banned and in fact the Redzone writer had been put into jail for laws involving the violation of privacy, such device may still exist and you never know if someone is trying to scan you. Actually sometimes you do. When you have a strange media stream request which you did not initials, it is likely it.

For those who knows how to set youre firewall, simply ban the following domains and you should be able to stream without fear of these products stealing information from you.
  • isellsl.ath.cx
  • isellsl.com
  • zfire.isellsl.com
  • girlsofthevip.com
  • hamlinpro.com
  • syscast.net
  • media.syscast.net
  • apache2-blow.port-au-prince.dreamhost.com
  • quickware.net
  • www.quickware.net
  • quickware.zapto.org
  • wh0.zapto.org
  • m.sparkgap.info
  • policedepartmentonsl.info
  • sparrowindustries.net
Or simply enough, put these into your hosts.etc file and point these to 127.0.0.1 and you are ok. But bare in mind that access to these location will then be denied for you too as well.

A Life Between Life and Death

Previously...Farewell My Master
http://elottebridger.blogspot.sg/2012/09/farewell-my-master.html

As the enchantment is taking effect, I feel my life forces slowly being drained by Kismeta's lifeless body. The silent of the night is so still that soon I could hear the pounding of her beatless heart, like thunder roaring, cracking the serenity of the night. It must be working. I thought to myself. The forbidden magic really does work. I clinch tight to the spell book winds begin to rise circling the pentagon drawn with my mortal blood.

There is always the danger. In such a ritual that drawn the dark forces from the dead, the undying are easily attracted. Especially with a living soul to be taken and blood spilled all over the altar. The transfer of my life forces into Kismeta is slow and agonizing. I could feel the would from my bleeding hand still from the drawing of the circle and my heart feel like it was being crushed from within as my life force is being squeezed right out of it.

I had to hurry. I knew the risk. Such foul stance of fresh blood and such call of the darkness could only open the gates to the deepest and darkest part of Hell itself. I knew I will be in no condition to fight off even the lesser of the demons, but still my hand held fast firmly on my sword hinged to my belt. I knew I will die trying, but I have to ensure my death will not be in vain.

I picked up the ritual dagger from the floor, still dripping with strains of crimson blood and plunge it deep onto my forearm, letting out more blood from it. This will speed up the resurrection. I have no time left. As I looked into the sky, dark sinister clouds begin to form above us, and lightning rage within it creating a symphony of horror with the howling winds.

"No!!! What are you doing master?" Kismeta awoken and screamed as she realized I had let out more blood, spilling onto the floor, covering it in dark red, likea carpet of death. As she tried to get up, I gently hold her down firmly and whispered. "No, I can't let this fail. Trust me! Even if I have to give up my life, I will succeed!"

It was said that this spell had cost many deaths, even among the greatest of the necromancers. I did not understand why, until from the floor of strained blood, a deep gruesome cracks surfaces and the earth split apart as a skeletonic arm struggles to pull whatever it belong to through the crack. I took a step back and realized that my greatest fear had came through. The resurrection had summon a Hellspawn, death evil spirits from the darkest part of Hell.



As the Hellspawn drag its floating body from the bindings of Hell, his dark hollows where his eyes once filled stared at me as he pulled his cloaked skeleton body from the crack. As he hissed, a dread smell of death and decay filled the air as he looked around, scanning passed Kismeta, simply because I am his greatest bait. With his scythe held high above his shoulder, he moved the jawbone on his skull and hissed in a hollow and hellish voice.

"Elotte Bridger! Your soul is MINE!!!" A dark and fearful scream erupts from his hollow mouth as I barely manage to hold myself from falling back by back stepping my left legs, firmly pushing hard against the ground below. I held on to my sword and I knew the inevitable outcome is upon me. Death. For no mortal man could hold against a Hellspawn and deny him of his soul. I am determine to be the first to live to tell the tale...

(To Be Continued...)

To See or Not to See - Redending and Deredending in SL

There is an option to derender an object within Secondlife build in function. Its not magic, but it does magic sometimes during a hunt. Derender does not physically remove the object from the SecondLife world. What it does is that it just does not make it visible to us.

To show you how it works, here is a picture where there are trees all over and your are looking for black cats which is covered by the trees.


Choosing to derender the trees will make the black cats appears easily. And as a added bonus, you will notice the cube we are also looking for appears right in front of our eyes at the bottoms. Cheers! 

To derender an object, simply right click on it, click [more] and [more] one more time and you will see the derender option.

*** Instructions to Undo Derendered Items ***

But won't that destroy the sim for you and you will find that no matter how much you relog, reboot or clear cache, it won't come back. The reason is simple, because that item had been in your blacklist. To see your blacklist, access [World] on your menu and you will see a [Asset Blacklist] option. This will open all the derendered items you have. Just remove those entries and re-tp into the sim and you will see the items.

A lot of people had been asking about this so I thought its good to put this in. Enjoy!

9/26/2012

Fun with Wireframe for Treasure Hunting

Previously I had posted a post about using Wireframe for treasure hunting. The back link is here:
http://elottebridger.blogspot.com/2012/09/hunting-with-wireframe.html

It seems that some of you are doubtful how useful it is. No doubt if the item is using MESH, this will probably not work, but take a look at this example here.

What you are looking here here is an object blocking our treasure here.


Normally it would take a long while to find this, especially in a big store abd made worse if there is no hint or the hint is totally ambiguous. But luckily see what the wireframe can do for you here.


See for yourself. There is your little cude inside. This technique is extremely useful? Then give me a +1! Thanks!

9/25/2012

Completed FairyTale Fantasy Hunt


Out of pure boredom and without a purpose left in life, I embarked on a hunting trip and this hunt caught my eyes. I managed to complete it during the 2 days of weekend clearing almost all of the 50 prizes. Rinka helped me clear the last few.

For me the prized for 15, 24 ,33 and 34 are down, either the sim or the store is no longer around.

See some of the prizes here:




Need the hints? Here they are:

Completed the Ice Cream Hunt


I had completed the Ice Cream Hunt together within a night with Rinka and it was fun, but one of the hunt really sent us to a wild goose chase. I should try out some of the outfit soon.

La Fontaine ~ Connie Dover


(The Fountain)


Au borde d'une fontaine je me suis reposée
Je me suis reposée au bord d'une fontaine
Au bord d'une je me suis reposée
Et l'eau était si claire que je me suis baignée
Et l'eau était si clair que je me suis baignée
Je me suis baignée et l'eau était si claire
L'eau était si claire que je me suis baignée
Avec des feuilles de chêne je me suis essuyée

Dessus la plus haute branche le rossignol chantaite
La rossignol chantaite dessus la plus haute branche
Dessus la plus haute branche la rossignol chantaite
Chante, belle rossignol, et toi a le coeur gai

Oui, je l'attends, je l'attends
Je l'attends que mon coeur aime
Oui, je l'attends, je l'attends
Je l'attends celle que mon coeur aime tant

Jean, mon ami, a la guerre et allé
A la guerre et allé Jean, mon ami
Jean, mon ami, a la guerre et allé
Pour un bouton de rose que je lui refusaiw

Je voudrais que la rose fut encore en rosier
Encore en rosier je voudrais la rose
Je voudrais que la rose fut encore en rosier
Et que mon ami, Jean, fut ici à m'aimer

Translation from French to English

By the side of a fountain I took my rest
And the water was so clear that I bathed in it

The water was so clear that I bathed in it
And I dried myself with the leaves of an oak tree

From the very topmost branch, the nightingale was singing
Sing on, pretty nightingale, you are the one who has a happy heart

John, my friend, to the war has gone
Because of a rosebud which I refused from him

Yes, I will wait, I will wait, I will wait
I will wait for the one my heart loves
Yes, I will wait, I will wait, I will wait
I will wait for the one my heart loves so much.

I wish that the rose were still on the bush
And my friend John were here to love me

By the side of a fountain I took my rest
And the water was so clear that I bathed in it

9/23/2012

My name is Alice

For the upcoming Halloween, I had decided that the best outfit I can be in is ... Alice.


Alone at the Tea Party... And where is my Mad Hatter?


Chilling in SASS at the Secret Garden by the Lake...


After everything, it's all a dream and illusion. Who am I? I am just Alice.

9/22/2012

Sleeping Sun ~ Nightwish




The sun is sleeping quietly
Once upon a century
Wistful oceans calm and red
Ardent caresses laid to rest

For my dreams I hold my life
For wishes I behold my nights
The truth at the end of time
Losing faith makes a crime

I wish for this night time
to last for a life-time
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea
Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you

Sorrow has a human heart
From my god it will depart
I'd sail before a thousand moons
Never finding where to go

Two hundred twenty-two days of light
Will be desired by a night
A moment for the poet's play
Until there's nothing left to say

I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea
Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you

I wish for this night-time to last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea
Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you....

Annabel Lee ~ Edgar Allan Poe



It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea


9/21/2012

I Walk Alone ~ Tarja Turunen



Put all your angels on the edge
Keep all the roses, I'm not dead
I left a thorn under your bed

I'm never gone

Go tell the world I'm still around
I didn't fly, I'm coming down
You are the wind, the only sound

Whisper to my heart
When hope is torn apart
And no one can save you

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It's never gone
When I walk alone

Go back to sleep forever more
Far from your fools and lock the door
They're all around and they'll make sure

You don't have to see
What I turned out to be
No one can help you

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It's never gone
When I walk alone

Waiting up in heaven
I was never far from you
Spinning down I felt your every move

I walk alone
Every step I take
I walk alone

My winter storm
Holding me awake
It's never gone

When I walk alone

The Funeral Of Hearts ~ HIM



Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you

She was the sun
Shining upon
The tomb of your hopes and dreams so frail
He was the moon
Painting you
With it's glow so vulnerable and pale

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you

She was the wind, carrying in
All the troubles and fears you've for years tried to forget
He was the fire, restless and wild
And you were like a moth to that flame

The heretic seal beyond divine
A prayer to a god who's deaf and blind
The last rites for souls on fire
Three little words and a question why

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you

9/20/2012

ROSA ~ Violet UK



Feeling the wind blowing from the sea
Caressing my skin with its breaths
To trace my memories carved in the sand
I'd be crawling at the bottom of the ocean

Kiss me softly in the daydream
Love's undressing the sky
Of suicide blue
Embrace its beauty lost in the steam
The stream of the clouds still blinding my eyes

Will you wipe my tears
If you are the rain
Will you dry my face
If you are the wind

That's swaying roses
Spreading the red
Into the sky that'll veil
And close my eyes
I still see your smile

Farewell My Master

Kismeta lies silently in deep sleep inside the Pentagon on the floor, drew with my own blood. The rite of resurrection. My master had told me that each rites will drain enough life force from me to last me for 10 years. Well, some necromancers did not survive performing a resurrection ritual. I guess I have to count myself lucky. I spilled out another mouthful of blood and wipe away the rest flowing out of my nose, carefully not to spill it onto Kismeta's white Kimono.

I recalled it was only moments ago when she was still an undead, forever locked in her undying body. As she lay down, I carefully brush her long pearly hair behind her back as she look coldly into my eyes.

"Are you sure about it, master?" She looked coldly, yet, her words of care. I could feel it deep within my heart. "I can no longer protect you from mortal wound without a undying body..."

I place my finger onto her dark red lips. "Sshh... It's ok. This is what we had all been working for... Trust me." I looked away knowing that I had to hide the truth about the cost of the ritual. At the same time, it was guilt that I hold in my heart towards Kismeta because it was these very own hands that slay her back
in her little fishing village years ago...

Kismeta was born the daughter of a simple fisherman in a simple fishing village, although her feature does not indicates so as she has many that closely resembles those of the high nobles of Europa. Unlikely the commoners who are tall and strong, Kismeta is short and fragile, until she was possessed by the arch daemon known as The SoulDrinker. Her first victim was unfortunately the man dearest to her heart, Richard and her families and other villagers follows as she brutally massacre the whole fishing villagers leaving a bloody trail of carnage behind. Running out of choice, I had to take her down with my cursed blade...

Kismeta laid silently as she closes her eyes while I chants the forbidden spell from the Book of Darkness. If all goes well, she will reawaken once more as a mortal, with life as well as feelings. I begin to feel the life force slowly drain from me as my voices weakens and my body slowly giving way as I feel my strength slowly slips away.

Unknown to Kismeta, I may very well be dying, she starts to mumble softly..."In case I don't make it, Farewell, my master..."
 

1000 Days in Second Life

It did not really come to my notice if someone did not pointed out to me. I am actually 1000 days old today. But seriously how much happy 1000 days old greetings do you think I will get today? Let's find out.

In my heart, I do have a list of people whom I really hoped had noticed it. I didn't made that list, but its there without my control. But the most important person was the one whom had noticed this and informed me of my 1000th day. I am very happy actually, but I did not show it. Beside than her, who else would notice it? I am seriously doubtful.

Let's look back at the 3 years I had been here. I did not know why or how, but I was registered and created on Silent Night after 12am and quite naturally I ended up being a Xmas avatar. I remember when I first came to The Village, some of the people actually noticed it and crack a smile on it. Due to many reasons, I wasn't on SL a lot since. Well maybe because I had a really happening RL then. Occasionally coming to some sims for fun and exploring only. I do not have anyone really close or in regular contact then.

It wasn't until late 2011 that I started to come to The Village very much and almost hang out there all the time. I met many people. Some come and go, others stayed. But one of the event left a deep impact on me. I got a notecard from a girl from Taiwan I knew and got really close to. It was sent on her behalf by Linden and on it was a virtual memorial service held for her. It was the first time I attended a funeral in SL...

Other people came and go into my life in the past years, but I do hope the people I am with now stays with me. I have not had that sense of belonging for a long long time, like a wandering spirits looking for a place to haunt. After my short break away from SL, I just wondered if anything had changed since I came back...
It is in fact even a miracle that I had not quited or gone away for good in the past 3 years. I know many had and surviving for a 1000 days period is somewhat already a miracle in itself. But it had also wear my out. At some point of time, I did considered giving up and in fact I still am. But for all that's worth, I am still here today.

Anyway, Happy 1000th day to myself. :) Let's just hope this is not the beginning of the end.



Once Broken, Considered Thrown

The Search widget provided by Blogspot never did work on the blog, no matter how hard I tried to make it so. In the end, I concluded that this is one of those bridge you won't ever consider crossing since it is broken. So out goes the windows for the widget!

I got hold of another widget and manage to post a simple red search box about for searching on this blog. Free feel to make use of it!

9/14/2012

On Board a Sinking Ship

This was the last spot for shot on the stormy sea on top a sinking ship. The girls has no choice but to get close and onto the ship standing by the parts that is still afloat from the angry waves.


At first, everyone is kind of nervous especially as the ship is moving and kind of sinking down into the waves.


As time goes by, they realized that they had better hurry with the shots as the set is setting and the ship is getting more and more unstable as time passed.


They finally got this good shot showing everyone in their poses. It was a hard day work and everyone was totally tired. They had a good break before they headed to Tank and Spank 2 for a good drink and dance.


Team Sakura on the Rock

After a brief shots at the rock, they girls tried their best to have a shoot on the huge rocks, but the rock was not only unstable, it doesn't seems very solid as well.


They tried their very best to have a good shot there, but it wasn't working too well.


Finally, they managed to pull this one off and it does look pretty good, given that they hardly could balance themselves on the rock.


Team Sakura at the Sunset Sea

The Sunset at a sim among an angry sea was a beautiful sight and is one of the last stops the girls had for their cosplay trip.


Team Sakura poses for the camera with the beautiful sunset in the background. Rinka had also changed into a cute little red outfit to enjoy the nice chilly sea breeze.


The stormy waves keeps hitting hard onto the wooden docks, but the girls are hard scared by it as they display their proud makup and graceful poses for the photo shooting.


This is one of the last few shot taken on the docks as the girls show off their beautiful kimono and dresses to the camera. Can anyone guess where they bought them from?


Team Sakura R&R at Tank and Spank 2

Off their cosplay outfit, the girls had a fun time dancing and drinking at the campfire in Tank and Spank.


Kismeta does not fail to amuse everyone with her blade dancing. Although it was a deco Katana, it still looks pretty lethal.


The dancing was fun as the girls crowds around the warm camp fire and sings their favorite songs together.


The sim was a beautiful place and the dance was cheerful and graceful. Kaara had even share the hud and taught everyone her dances.


Although not capture in the photo, Winter was playing the fiddler and was joined by Jade as well for a while before the party was over late into the night.


Inside a Japanese Castle

The girls had a short break shopping for armor and blades at Hanzo's blade and they thought the castle was nice looking. Natural its photo time again.


The girls looks in place with their kimono and the nice Japanese setting in the background.


Rinka is really cute in this one with her cute looking pose. Give it up for Rinka!


Among Marigolds

The girls of Team Sakura came across a really beautiful  place with a big fields of marigolds and they just could help posing for some photo taken.


If you hadn't notice it, Kaara has 2 hairstyles and she is trying them out for better effects.


The girls truly looks beautiful among the yellowish sea of marigolds and Kitty is kinda of acting cool on this one looking away from the camera.


A Sit by the Garden

After a hot sunny shooting in the garden, the girls found a nice bench and they all sat down to take a break laughing and joking aounrd


Here is a real close up of the girls and you can even see the cute kitty ears of Kaara and Kitty.


Among the grils, Rinka is the most quiet and formal. But she is really pretty in a very mature way in contrast to Kismeta.


Did you notice something different with Kaara?


Team Sakura Japanese Garden Visit

Team Sakura paid a little visit to a Japanese Garden in Milky House. They had a fun time again playing in the sun and wearing their cute kimono (lucky it was not much a sweat). 


The garden was beautiful and they decide to have a little shooting there by the little river.


Kismeta was still plaing with her Katana and everyone else seem to be getting really used to it as they parade themselves among hte sweet and colorful flowers.


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Elotte Bridger was borned in 2L on Christmas Day in 25th December 2009.

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