It’s Monday and for this week’s Monday Meme I have decided to bring back my Second Life Movie Poster Challenge that I first did back in 2013. I’ve brought this challenge back today because since 2013, numerous people have asked me to do it again because they enjoyed it so much. Also, talented Second Life filmmaker Glasz DeCuir asked if she could use some of the posters from my previous movie poster challenge in an exhibit that she will be having in Second Life at the end of May. More details about that later in the post if you are interested in getting a chance to have your poster (either from the previous challenge or this one) in her exhibit.
Meme instructions: Create a movie poster for your Second Life Avatar or SLife. You can base it off an original movie poster or think of a completely new idea of your own! Please be careful of copyright issues and try not to use copyrighted elements in your work. Remember to share a link to your poster in the comments and my Blog Memes Flickr Group. You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can share your image on any social platform you prefer.
I’m a big fan of movie posters. They are often more clever and true than the trailers and other artful devices to get you interested in a film.
I received good responses to the poster I did in 2013 for this meme, so I’m actually going to do research this time to get a nice poster idea.
I may do another based on the black and white poster for ‘Manhattan’. However, I wanted to do something with mirrors, and recently visited the Looking Glass sim for inspirations. So some credit due to Marcus Inkpen.
Hey, not old yet.
Meme instructions: Take a yearbook style image of your Second Life avatar and add it to the Second Life Yearbook Flickr Group. You can also write your rezday at the bottom of the image so we know when you joined.
Please remember that you can participate in any of the memes/challenges at any time. You’ll find them all under my Blog Challenges category along with other memes and challenges I’ve done over the years. You don’t have to have a blog to do this challenge, you can share your image on any social platform you prefer.
Meme Instructions: Use the hashtag #BecauseofSecondLife in your blog posts and/or on any social network (especially twitter) and share how becoming a Second Life resident has affected you!
#BecauseofSecondLife I often try to cam around to view the other side of a web page… sigh
#BecauseofSecondLife I love changing the color of my skin
#BecauseofSecondLife I travel to landmarks and cultural heirlooms all over the virtual world
#BecauseofSecondLife I care about six different time zones
#BecauseofSecondLife I get compliments about my fashion sense
#BecauseofSecondLife I believe in wonder
Strawberry has another meme I’m going to do.
The question is why?
The answer is, “I’m not sure, however, it feels as though I’ve devoted so much time to SL at this point that there is potency in knowing more about the secrets.”
Huh, weird. Well, make of that what you will.
Meme instructions: Copy and paste the following statements and answers to your post, delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments so others can come by and read your answers as well!
- Never have I ever had sex, in Second Life. – I have. The most glorious and naughty sex you can imagine.
- Never have I ever visited a sex sim, in Second Life. – I have. I don’t try it regularly, and I don’t expect entertainments or such when I go. Mostly I go to browse and talk to people, because, yes, they like to talk in sex sims.
- Never have I ever been an escort or stripper, in Second Life. – Nope, never. Oh, well, that one time that I was in a charity event burlesque lineup. Guess what, I got sick the day I was supposed to be on stage and missed the whole darn thing. Go figure.
- Never have I ever been in porn videos in Second Life. – Never. Neither can I imagine that anyone would be terribly interested. Headspace is where it is at, friends.
- Never have I ever done things that may be illegal in the real world, in Second Life. – Uh? Hmmm. RPing is not illegal as long as you don’t break things or harass people. So I think I’m good. Never done crime.
- Never have I ever created an ALT for secret activities, in Second Life. – I have not. On the other hand, I recently saw another person with a twin at a dance, both in the same outfit and it was awesome. I’m tempted.
- Never have I ever had a one night stand, in Second Life. – Nope. Anyone I’ve ever been with has always come back for more.
- Never have I ever been part of a roleplay community, in Second Life. – I have done RP, but I’m not sure it would count as consistent or as part of a community. Then again, I do remind people that I’m in character all the time. I guess that counts.
- Never have I ever discovered a new fetish, because of Second Life. – I have. Wow, are you kidding? There’s tons of invention in SL. So educational.
- Never have I ever done things in Second Life that I wouldn’t admit to my friends or family. – I have. Pretty much my whole Second Life is something I do not feel the need to share with Family and Friends. They visit. They nod their heads. And off they go. Maybe that will change. Actually, on second thought, there are some very good friends who do know how to connect the dots on me. Hmmmm.
Picture yourself in a boat on a river…
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
Ever wonder how parts of a SL image reach out and grab you? How intentional can you be about snapshots grabbed in a virtual world? Isn’t a snapshot more like shooting images in an urban backdrop—you just hope for the best?
Composition of image, whether you have time or inclination to consider it, is part of the mystery involved in getting a snapshot that really rocks.
Some good reading over here by an experienced SL photo artist. Drawing from other artists, Deoridhe is blogging in depth, with examples of how to make a snapshot have more mystery or energy or action. She refers you to a link, drawing from Mike Vargas‘ 86 Aspects of Composition.
So here’s an exercise for you. Page through your Flickr favorites and see how often composition !science! is making the image more interesting to you.
For me, I don’t usually slow down long enough to compose properly. At SL dances, the motion of each avatar, and general position of many is completely up for grabs. OTOH, I do sometime wait… wait… for a shot to fall into a better sequence at dances, using some rough idea of how the various animations are interacting.
Very fun topic.