For this episode we’re going to see some cute things from Somnia because I was there looking around during one of those rare times when I procrastinate — for the purpose of this post I never procrastinate (there may be sarcasm in that sentence).
While I was there I decided to ride one of the washing machines, which sounds really dirty but is totally not what you’re thinking. You can actually race the washing machines — awesome! — so being the inquisitive sort I thought “why not?!”
I was cruising down the centre of the store when I see another customer and, being the awesome driver I am, I knew that I would be able to avoid a collision, so I slammed on the break (i.e. going backwards) then hammered my right arrow key to turn. I believe the correct phasing was “turn bitch, turn!”. So there I am going suddenly going backwards, then forwards and then I turned, which is when I started breathing a huge sigh of relief; catastrophe averted.
And then, out of nowhere I start reversing again and back into this poor — and rather lovely — customer. This damned, because it was definitely not user error here (sarcasm here too), washing machine backs into her not just once, oh no we couldn’t have that, it backed into her four times. It was like this washing machine had a mind of its own and decided it really didn’t like this beautiful avatar standing there.
Needless to say I was embarrassed beyond belief.
I jumped off the demonic washing machine — yeah I’m going to use that line to death — and ran to the other side of the store and pretended to look nonchalant. Once I’d collected myself and realised the lovely lady couldn’t actually hear me saying “I’m so sorry” over and over again, because I didn’t have my mic on nor voice activated, I gave myself a quick pep talk — “get the hell over there and apologise you wimp” — and then proceeded to walk over to her and to apologise.
That’s right, this shy little kitten walked herself over to this badly beaten and bruised lady and apologised for being silly and riding the washing machine during a really bad lag period.
And do you know what happened?
This wonderful soul, whose name I didn’t record because that would have been a really good idea, said “that’s okay. SL is being really laggy” and I very nearly burst into tears because no one ever says “that’s okay” when they’ve been brutally attacked by a demonic washing machine being ridden by a foolish 8-year-old avatar.
She was so wonderful and gracious I apologised some more and actually turned red from being so embarrassed and I wanted to just dissolve right then and there. I was also wondering why SL didn’t crash right at that moment and swallow me up in it. Bloody Second Life, it’s never there when you need it, am I right?!
Demonic washing machines aside, I also found this adorable little sitting area with cats and a floppy disk flower pot! It’s a flower pot made out of floppy disks! It’s so brilliant I want to make one in that place which shall not be named (RL). If you’re too young to remember floppy disks then, well, I guess you should stop at the demonic washing machines, or skip ahead to the next paragraph.
Also, I’m getting a real kick out of writing, and saying, “floppy disks”! Partly because the geek side of me is in awe someone actually thought of that (I need to go back and find out whom the creator is) and partly because it’s one of the unicorns of Geekdom. Okay, okay I’ll shut up about the floppy disk!
If you weren’t aware by now, I’ve only dropped maybe 10 hints, I am totally a cat person. I’m not a neko in-world anymore, I am exploring other avenues at the moment, but in the other world (known to some as real life) I wear cat ears more often than a sane person would, purr and have most of the traits of a cat complete with the “Slave, I need attention, NOW” stare.
So I’m a cat person, we got it.
Somnia has cat couches. Couches that have cat ears and cat paws and are cat coloured and omg CATS.
Apparently I went a little overboard on the cat bit, but it was adorable and I want some or maybe I’ll just move in there when no one’s around so it doesn’t look like I’m living in a shop, on a couch and racing washing machines…
Now, I’m a good little kitty and actually sent Sanura Summer Snowpaw (sanura.snowpaw) an email — I did not stalk her profile to find out her preferred way to correspond (sarcasm, again) — to ask if it would be okay to feature her store in this episode of the Fangirl Edit. Particularly since I’m not featuring it in the normal sense of the word “feature”. Anyway, Sanura is absolutely lovely and told me a little more about the washing machines:
I thought I would give you a little bit of info as well as to the fantastic rideable racing washing machines a friend made them and I had her original design in my store for years. and when I rebranded I asked her to make me a few for my store in my colors. Which she did shortly thereafter I believe she left SL. They are a bit hard to control but I think that is part of their charm they bounce up and down and have a bit of a mind of their own. It is also HILARIOUS because they end up all over the sim and I have to go track them down from time to time.
That just about does it!
If I’m not at home you know where to find me 😉
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara v3.3 — by Onyx LeShelle
Skin: Glam Affair Luna skin – Jamaica Tone – 08 — by Aida Ewing
Tattoo: Letis Tattoo :: Bohemian :: FULL14008 :: — by Leti Hax
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Luce – Redheads — by M4ri1yn Magic & Aida Ewing
Eyes: IKON VIP Group Gift – March 2015 — by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: *MC* “Falsies” Mesh Alpha Lashes — by Freya Olivieri
Eye Liner: DeeTaleZ Eyeliner A BLACK — by کτعғғ (steffi.villota)
Ears: [MANDALA] UNISEX STEKING_EARS_Season 5 — by Kikunosuke Eel
Nail polish: (NO) Art Nails – Maitreya Applier – Pastel & Glitter — by Nylon Pinkney
Dress: fashionably dead Dainty Dress – Reverse — by Toast Bard
Tights: Big Beautiful Doll Nylon Polka Dot Tights – White — by BigBeautifulDoll
Shoes: Pure Poison Crayona Flats — by Pety Galaxy (pety.galaxy)
Location: Somnia Main Store