Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Zettai ryouiki as billboard?

I had a brief fling with zettai ryouiki a while back--I might revisit it. (It was fun... if only I'd properly tagged and filed the socks I finally came up with!)

Now young Japanese women are selling that space for advertising. (This is RL... though I wonder whether one could do that in Second Life? UPDATE: of course you can; that's what tattoos are for... but would it show up backwards on your other leg?) They must be at least 18, and have at least 20 friends on social networks. More info at the New York Post.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

flickr and other changes

I've been as remiss with flickr as with my blog, so I went looking. Wow... it has changed! A lot of the limits on free accounts have gone away, but there are still things only a Pro user can do. Details are here.

The thing that amazes me, though, is what they've done to the display of one's photostream. Now, instead of a vertical list of a few images with text, it's more like a photo album. I was blown away. It certainly makes one's photos look more impressive--here's my photostream now; check it out.

With that many more images visible, and with a little scrolling, I happened across a photo I took of Kaseido Quandry, and with that I realized how long it had been since I checked Kaseido's typist's blog. Had her typist made it successfully through writing and defending a dissertation?

The answer to that last question, I am happy to say, is "yes", but alas, what little of the blog survives exists, without images and without comments on posts, in the Internet Wayback Machine.

So long, Kaseido.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bosom Bloggers and the "Modesty Panel"

It turns out that the author of one of the blogs I link to, Thin and Curvy, is among a group of bloggers called "the bosom bloggers". They have a blog, The Bosom Bloggers, and a while back a number of them posted about the topic of modesty under the clever name "the modesty panel". The posts (and the blogs in general!) are well worth your time and very insightful. I will have to think about how I dress in Second Life--do I go overboard in the direction of "modesty"?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A new magazine: BaZoomba

Yesterday I got a notice with an attached magazine: the first issue of BaZoomba. One can infer from the title that this is a magazine featuring well-endowed models. I spent a little time before having to go to work reading it--or at least trying to.

The photography is very good indeed. I'm going to have to give the text another try, though. My aging eyes don't have a good time with the somewhat condensed Times Roman Italic white text on black background, especially with the amount of text on the pages. The initial greetings were larger and easier to read... but they were greatly in need of proofreading. (I can sympathize with that; good proofreading is not an easy task. We humans are forgiving of errors, or perhaps it's just that we zip over text and overlook mistakes, like the infamous "Paris in the the spring" in a triangle.)

Do check it out. I look forward to seeing future issues, and I hope that BaZoomba will set up a web site to make issues available. I am too seldom on SL these days to spend my time in world reading a magazine. (I can't tell someone "please leave me alone, I'm reading a magazine" while in-world; it would make me feel really bad!) Also, on a browser window I can make text big enough to read. (I once made the mistake of making an in-world magazine too big. I had to detach it, unable to get back to the controls; I don't remember whether I was able to shrink it back down.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Weight

The July Busted is out... and has been for a while, of course. You should read it. Even if you have, somehow, resisted the incredible photography, editorials, and columns, there's an article in the July issue important to all of us who wish to go beyond the limits of the stock avatar bosom: Bellimora's article "The Weight of a Big Bust."

It's weight, Jim, but not as we know it--and we who tend towards the high end of the size spectrum are thankful. The weight in question is that which counts in Second Life: the number of scripts and memory usage. Bellimora has gone to the trouble of determning those values for many of the breast attachments of Second Life. (And prices, too, a good thing to know.) Along with the table of data is a lot of other good information--and it's good to read that her experiences with those who make it possible for us to realize our dreams are consistent with mine; they are good people and willing to help.

I personally am happy to see that my favorites, Foxbean's breasts, have decreased in their "weight" as time has gone on, and that she's working to improve them still further.

Don't miss this issue. (Don't miss any of them, actually; Busted is the premiere magazine for the Second Life busty community.)