Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

I don't know what your plans might be this week, but in the United States we're celebrating our harvest and giving thanks for what may be left of our blessings with our traditional long lines at the airports.
New this year are dirty pictures sponsored by the TSA. Sold to us by fear mongers as a way to find hidden weapons or explosives, what the manufaturers didn't tell us was these are the technical equivalent to the X-ray specs sold on the back of Archie and Veronica Comic books. The pictures only take a little enhancement and make lovely pornos your congressman can masturbate to.

Of course, they have an opt- out, but that's made headlines too, as people find those searches intrusive. Personally, I don't get it. Clearly I'm not concealing anything, but you know these official types, they MUST do their duty. Every orifice needs to be explored.

Dare I say there were event parts of it I enjoyed? Why he even offered to buy me a drink afterward, thought I really can't drink virtual alcohol right now. Primfetal alcohol syndrom has never been proven, but who wants to take a chance?
Reporting for CMNF Naughty News, I'm Zimmi Warwick.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coming Soon

Want to do a vintage shoot sometime, Zimmi?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Serenity Point

Finally updated, your favorite cub reporter decided to go vintage and check out Serenity Point. Type "vintage" in your places search and its the first hit. This place is three sims of retro fun and I've only just started exploring it. It seems like there's something fun every step. I didn't even get a chance to ride the free scooters. Instead I got distracted jumping around on tires.

Then I saw the subway station so I had to pop down for a look around. I had to wait a bit for the train to come.

When it showed up it was a bit worn down but a fun ride. There's a lot of fun you can have on an empty train.
Eventually I found the drive-in theater. Its a lot of fun with plenty of vehicles provided for watching movies, cuddling and so forth. They've even got popcorn! I was just starting to explore the possibilities for a shoot when. . .
the owner of the sim walked in and told me they needed an in-house photographer. He liked the classic Bettie Page look and was willing to provide an apartment and a studio! Well what else could I do? I put together a quick portfolio of vintage cheesecake (and a few slightly naughtier ones for my fans. Here it is. Expect to see a lot more of Serenity Point and of me in the near future.

I do hope I see these pinned up in some lockers or I'm going to be disappointed. This is Professor Outlandish of Outlandish Photography Studio, Serenity Point, right above the Koduk camera store. Stop by for all your Vintage photography needs, especially if they're scandalous.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

500 Sims

I just joined a Flickr group called "Second Life -= STREAKERS 500 CHALLENGE" Basicly the idea is to take a nude photo in each of 500 different sims on SL.  Sounds right up my alley doesn't it?

Since I already have extensive experience in searching the grid for stuff worth writing about, I decided I needed a little different framework for choose spots to streak.

Now I don't know how long you've been on the grid, but I'd be willing to bet you've collected a few landmarks in your inventory. I went to the location of my very first land mark and the place was gone. Wow, really? Stuff in SL disappearing after only 4 or 5 years? Who would have thought.

But it does give me a chance to share some different excitement with you. I do hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Avast ye swabbies!

Ahoy! and a Happy "Talk Like a Pirate Day." It's the international day of getting really drunk and talking really silly. Okay there is Superbowl Sunday for that as well, but I did say "international."

So my advice is hoist ye sails, grab a bottle o rum, throw some Jimmy Buffet in the sound system and step lively, there are wenches awaiting.

Reporting for CMNF Naughty News, I'm Bonny Zimmi the Nosey, Arrr!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Good Morning

Even in SL™, there are still some sites that are magnificent.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Virtual Publishing Old School

There's a new SL™ Magazine out. See if you can guess what it's called *winks*
It proports to be about SLs "Nightspots" and glancing through it, I guess this is so. Three articles on clubs, a DJ of the month, a Dancer of the month, and a cover story on (yay!) a live performer.  There's also a couple of editoral/columns (one on wearing clothing in SL -- Why would someone what to do that?) one article on shopping and another on fashion.  Just glancing through I'd say the articles are well written. I'm sure the information is well worth the price.

Okay, according to the website, the magazine is not really new. What is new is the sim they've built. I've known an SL publisher or two. It's a thankless job that they claim makes money for them, but knowing the SL economy and the amount of work it takes just to edit 8 features together (assuming you didn't have to write them too) I have never been convinced there is a profit to be made there. And yet, they have a whole sim to their headquarters.

So while I reflect on how wrong I must be, I'll play in their fountain a while.  Actually it's a very pretty sim. To celebrate their grand opening they had a sim-wide hunt and when i was looking around, several of the prizes still seemed to be lying around, so it's not entirely too late. The website is much more geared to *gasps* fashion, but I'm sure you can find good points there too.
Awe, aren't they cute?  Just gotta love the orcas. From reporting for CMNF Naughty News, I'm Zimmi Warwick

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Showing Some Skin

When I first joined Second Life™ I knew that I wanted to stand out. Everyone here is (or can be) beautiful. You don't even need to have a lot of cash invested in your avatar, if you're patient and work hard to find the right freebies. (See my posting on Hunts). As a newbie, I looked for the right bikini, the hottest clothing, great hair. But what I found that got the most attention was a skin with tan lines. As in real life, tan lines seem to strike a cord with some people. It "draws my eyes.....over her body," said one beach comber. On-line research lead me to quotes like "their sexy as hell" and "they're fun to find." Now I haven't worn that skin in a long time, or really even thought about it. But he recent advent of a tattoo layer in some of the SL viewers prompted a friend of mine to create a layer of tan lines that would work with most any skin.

No one in SL really needs to have tan lines. Since the virtual sun never really caresses the melanin of your pixel skin, the modesty that forms those lighter shades across your private parts isn't really an issue, even if you're not a Naughty Reporter. Going to a tanning bed is a totally absurd concept, unless you are doing it for role play purposes.

In fact, that same modesty in SL would probably lead you away from tan lines, simply because they do attract attention to those areas. If members of the opposite sex needed any other reason to examine your bits, having them just a little bit lighter, just subtly highlighted may be all that's needed to set them over the edge.  Or in the words of someone I interviewed for this piece: tan lines "can be quite sexy. because in a way they are negative clothing." I thought that quote was particularly interesting as it came from a nudist.

Still tan lines are not universally loved. A pornographer I hope to interview soon told me he wouldn't use someone with tan lines in his movies. " I prefer no, to avoid can looks sexy or not depends of the girl." "I think NO lines and no 'white Bunny tail' looks the HOTTEST," said another forum respondent. Personally, I still think they look hot in the right circumstances. What's your opinion? hit the comment button and leave my your thoughts.  For CMNF Naughty News, I'm Zimmi Warwick

Monday, August 9, 2010

In Search of Themed Bargans

I may have misinterpreted this grid wide hunt, but it wouldn't be the first time. Hunts are a great way to see more stores in SL™ than you would normally find. Some of them will be really nice. Others you wouldn't buy stuff from on a dare. Once you sort through all the stuff you picked up, I highly recommend trashing the boxes extra land marks and prizes you just can't use, (assuming that they are no trans).

Here's a little trick for Imprudence viewer users. In the Advanced Menu there is something called Area Object Search. This is a very handy device for finding any object, but they work great for Grid-wide Hunts. You just need to know what the object is named and your on your way.

Of course, there are some store owners who anticipate that and put out objects to mimic the prize or disguise the actual prize by renaming it. In that case you're one your own, this tool won't help you. Personally, I think that the store owners risk more by angering their customers than be getting them to actually look through the store, but that's just me.

There are lots of resources on the grid and on the web to help you keep up with the various hunts. Enough to keep you in serious hunt overload.

Reporting on the Hunt for free stuff, I'm Zimmi Warwick

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"One Rose Says More Than A Dozen" --Wendy Craig

Certainly the Rose Theatre Opera House in Angel Manor speaks volumes. This sim-wide build is one of the most beautiful constructions I've yet seen in Second Live™.

It's wonderfully easy to fine your way around too, with handy directories at your avatar fingertips.
But of course the thing I noticed right away was the complete lack of dress code. Very progressive for any sim in SL™ let alone a PG one.

Inside the Rose are no less than 3 separate theaters. The Cinema, with detailed instructions on viewing the films. The film changes each week.

The spectacular Opera Theater,  with a full stage, wings and lots of room for sets and huge performances. Plus the full seating for the audience and 10 private boxes.
And lots and lots and lots of seating. It's available for rent too, in case you wish to stage your own performance of Evita or Glee. I'm just not sure how people will hear you in the cheep seats.

And of course there is the Grand Ballroom, with a stage suitable for live music performances and plenty of room for dancing, and a balcony.

Upstairs from the theaters are several more areas open to the public, including this large reception room, called the Grand Hall. It's perfect for a wedding feast, awards dinner or meeting of the Five Families.

This is just one of three art galleries with active exhibits.

And there are several private areas in the upstairs too, for quiet conversations.
As magnificent as the interior of the Theater is, the gardens and ground should not be missed.

Owner and builder, Kaya Angel, says on his web site that he's temporarily suspended any new events at the Rose, due to his RL obligations, but he hopes to be back in business soon. Until then, he's left us one spectacular rose to explore and enjoy. Reporting for Naughty News, I'm Zimmi Warwick.

Friday, July 9, 2010

On the Mother Road

What could be better than a trip down historic Route 66? I was on my way to Venice Beach and figured I'd take the scenic route. Unfortunately my car broke down outside of some little town along the way, so I had no choice but to go into town and try to call for help. After all, naked reporters don't have anywhere to carry a cell phone.

I guess they had some trouble with bad behavior in the past because the entrance to town was plastered with warning signs. After agreeing not to break any of their rules, they let me past the checkpoint and it was time to find a phone.

The one at the local watering hole took a while to get working but I finally got a hold of some friends who promised to come pick me up. It was going to take them a while so I figured I'd take the opportunity to look around a bit.

At some point on their Route 66 journey, everyone should get their picture taken with the Route 66 sign, so that was my first priority.

And I couldn't miss a chance to get a shot with this lovely classic car. After some looking around, I settled down to wait in the church. It was a quaint little thing, looked like it had been abandoned for a while. So when my friends showed up they caught me goofing around on the pulpit. . . just reading, I promise. They were all more than happy to get in on the fun.
Here's Suzette Elan, on her knees and saying her prayers like a good little girl. I could probably make a Catholic Priest joke here but I think I'll let it go.
That's Chritiana Xevion in the pews listening to my sermon on the evils of. . .ok, I admit, I was reading Letters To Penthouse to everyone when. . .
the gorgeous Aeonlatex Cerise made her dramatic entrance. This rubber dolly never does anything halfway.
First stop was the service station, where they'll fill you up or clean your pipes depending on what you need. After a quick conference around the table we planned to get some drinks, grab a bite to eat and head for Venice Beach again. The vending machine fare was nothing to write home about but at least Aeon had boots to hide a wallet in so we could get a little something.

Across the street was an air strip. We spent a little time playing WWII pinup girl but since the plane wasn't big enough to carry us all (and no one knew how to fuel it let alone fly it) we figured we should probably leave it where it was.

The diner, like the rest of town, was deserted but they had a jukebox, pinball and ice cream. What more could a girl ask for?

The best part of an abandoned town? Free booze! Properly liquored up, we were ready to head on to the beach. That's a story on it own but maybe a little sneak peak wouldn't hurt.
Live from Venice Beach, this is Prof Outlandish reminding you that the best way to keep your clothes from getting sweaty when you work out is to take them off.