Return of the Kraken!

Raglan Shire came under attack once again this afternoon, not by giant snails this time but by something far, far worse: kraken. Giant evil fish! What could be more terrible? (Though once caught they make pretty delicious calamari.)

So of course Gator was up for the challenge of defending the Shire. Not motivated at all by the prospect of a huge squid supper. Ahem.

She arrived armed with her enormous banana gun to find a rather depleted squadron consisting of Dagmar and brave puppeh Philberta and after a brief training session during which she distributed arms to said puppeh we took to the skies. Philberta proved to be a fine shot and formidable slayer of kraken and we were soon reinforced in our efforts by Caleb and later Frog, Balto and Etheria. Etheria proved to be especially deadly to the kraken swarms.

Eventually Gator wearied of the fight–gators aren’t endurance hunters after all, they are more concerned with conserving energy–so retired to the ground to watch and cheer on the fighters.

I hear there are still more kraken to come though. Apparently they’ll be back tomorrow. Gator says she would’ve loved to have another go but even she can only eat so many.

Gator and Philberta, armed and ready.
Gator and Philberta, armed and ready.
Puppeh of doom.
Puppeh of doom.

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A close shave.
A close shave.
Yikes! Puppeh in peril!
Yikes! Puppeh in peril!
Puppeh down! Puppeh down!
Puppeh down! Puppeh down!
Is it all over for brave puppeh Philberta?
Is it all over for brave puppeh Philberta?
Woot! Philberta walks away from the scene.
Woot! Philberta walks away from the scene.
The battle rages on.
The battle rages on.
Oh noes! One of the devils has spotted Gator. Goodness, that gator can run when she wants to!
Oh noes! One of the devils has spotted Gator. Goodness, that gator can run when she wants to. But how embarrassing, being chased by a fish.
Caleb arrives and joins the fight, armed with some kind of laser cannon...
Caleb arrives and joins the fight, armed with some kind of laser cannon…
Poor Gator is all worn out, and parched, and in dire need of a soak in a warm swamp. She sinks back down to earth and finds... what's this? Zayn sipping wootberry joos?!?
Poor Gator is all worn out, and parched, and in dire need of a soak in a warm swamp. She sinks back down to earth and finds… what’s this? Zayn sipping wootberry joos?!?
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Mesh tree – work in progress

I’ve started making mesh trees, as ever in the fearsome Blender. They are pretty tricky to do as you might imagine, at least they are if you want to get them so they are nicely textured, don’t collapse horribly when you zoom out your camera, and also have low LI.

The tree below took me over a week to make. I haven’t finished the textures yet so obviously it’s just the object right now but it has only 2 LI at this size and it doesn’t collapse nastily when viewed from a distance so I’m hopeful it’ll be pretty decent when finished.

Obviously I’ll post more pictures and put it up for sale in due course.

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Viewed from a distance - it doesn't collapse!
Viewed from a distance – it doesn’t collapse!
Viewed from even further away - it's still there!
Viewed from even further away – it’s still there!

Wootstock!

So Gator spent all weekend dancing in the mud. Yay for Gator! We danced through it all: live acts Songbird and Qqquartzzz on Saturday, Max, Keeba and Ganjo on Sunday. Plus of course several DJs. Gator became especially animated when the latter played her favourite County Joe and the Fish tracks.

For a while she danced beside an exceptionally hallucinogenic-looking Toady, and then the floor vanished beneath her scaly feet and she plunged to her death, or maybe that was just a trick of the mind. But no, apparently the floor really did vanish! Other people noticed it too! I suppose it could have been some kind of strange collective hallucination rather than someone deleting the floor. Gator blamed it on the bunnies of course doing too much munching and burrowing.

Anyhow, my internet connection was rather bad so alas my graphics had to be set at minimum which means not so many cool pictures and the ones I did take are missing half their prims. But I took a few and here are the best of them.

Sandy, singing with Keeba Tammas.
Sandy, singing with Keeba Tammas.
Gracie. What time is it? Who am I?
Gracie. What time is it? Who am I?
Beware the Toad!
Beware the Toad!
Gator dancing in the rain.
Gator dancing in the rain and the mud.
Tinywood Squares, which took place before Wootstock on Saturday. Half the squares aren't really empty, it was just that I couldn't see them! :D
Tinywood Squares, which took place before Wootstock on Saturday. Half the squares aren’t really empty, it was just that I couldn’t see the people in them! 😀

New Tiny Clothes for Wootstock!

Yesterday was the Bristow fashion show, where me and my tiny model friends Gracie, Jaye, Sleepy and Linn strutted out along the catwalk together showing off Gator’s Gallery’s latest collection. All the clothes were Wootstock themed as Wootstock is next weekend. Can’t wait!

But if you missed the show, the clothes are now up for sale in the store with prices to suit all pockets, from L$50 to L$250. They’re in the section for new products on the left. Here are the sale boards.

Hippy Kaftan
Hippy Kaftan
“Be Happy” Wootstock outfit

1024x1024 Pink & Blue Hippy Dress sale board flat

1024x1024 Tie Die Candyfloss Dress sale board flat

Currently only L$75
Currently only L$75
Currently only L$50
Currently only L$50

Also, two more non-Wootstock themed outfits:

1024x1024 Swamp Explorer's Outfit sale board flattened

Currently only L$50
Currently only L$50