Sunday, October 2, 2011
Color Challenge: Week Forty-eight - Moss
Moss Week was surprisingly easy, though I'm not sure all of the "moss" colors quite match! They have a similar olivey hue, though, so I suppose they'll do. I got the sense of being cool and chill and all covered over with moss when I put on these colors. I've always liked the darker shades of green; they seem so cool and remind me of spring, when the colors are as bright as possible and the skies are a brilliant shade of blue. The wilder sections of The Looking Glass were perfect for pictures, and I ended up finding a gorgeous crystal cave behind the vines concealing the entrance.
It's interesting to compare the different mosses. Grix is the palest - a green bandaid on my nose in the color of moss, but sort of a greyish pale moss that might be found near lichen. They almost exactly match the pale green pearls in the necklace from Eclectica, set in silver which makes them seem to glow. These lovely boots from G Field are slightly darker and duller in shade; they match the hue of sun-touched moss near the edges of shade. The ribbed tights from Sn@tch are only slightly darker and keep that sheen of dullness to them which leaves them in line with the boots. The dress from DV8, by contrast, is a darker yet richer color, like the moss found along the edge of cold streams in the springtime - rich and vibrant in hue with shadows nearing black. The eyeshadow is olive, but contains all the darker hues in it, and my moss eyes from Miriel finish the look out in almost continuous named colors (I'm only lacking moss colored hair, substituting in Magika's green hair instead).
It's amazing how much similarity can be found across a broad spectrum of stores and styles. DV8 and Sn@tch are on the gritty, urban side of things, while Eclectica tends toward stylized and sleek, with a touch of whimsy from Grix. Many of these stores are long time favorites that I wear over and over again, but some - like Grix - are entirely new to me. The cosmetics from De La Soul, by the way, are on sale right now at the 25 Linden Tuesdays Fete that's going on until this upcoming Tuesday.
I'm playing a secondary game, now, called Glitch. It has fun details, like you milk butterflies and then shake the milk to make butterfly butter (the world needs more butterfly butter), get grain by squeezing chickens, and get eggs from egg trees. It's one giant world that everyone plays in, and according to the creators our actions can change the world itself - making it more complex and broader. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of a simpler version of Second Life; in Glitch you're working off of pre-set options and in Second Life the imagination and skill are the limit, but in both of them the world made is shaped by the people within it. We decide if we seek beauty or ugliness. We decide if the world is one of kindness or cruelty. We shape the world and build it up between us like a glittering span of imagination and creation that reflects the best and worst of humanity all in one.
( More pictures here. )
Skin: De la Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyebrows: De La Soul, Aestali Tintable Brows
Eyes: Miriel, Mossy Rock
Eye Shadow: De La Soul, Gemini Makeup - Olive Roots
Bandaid: Grix, Opps - Moss
Ears: Illusions, Mystic Ear - Fairy
Hair: Magika, Luxury - Wild Green
Jewelry: Eclectica, Spring Pearls - Moss
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Dress: DV8, Danse Macabre - Moss
Ring 1: Alchemy Immortalis, Nestling Finger
Ring 2: Earthstones, Eternal Blossom Ring - Bouquet
Stockings: Sn@tch, Ribbed nit Tights - Moss
Shoes: G Field, Short Lace-Up Boots - Moss
Location: The Looking Glass
Light Settings: TOR, EUPHORIA - Natural High
Water Settings: TOR, Meridian verde
Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping only