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Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_Cortes’n’Rossini

This interview is with Beastia Cortes of Cortes’n’Rossini.

RarelyObscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Beastia Cortes: Actually I cant say I have any specific area I belong to. I started with latex outfits. Then I jumped into tattoos and T-shirts. Next, there were shapes and gestures. Finally now, I’m working on my first furniture line.  Sometimes I want to play with textures in Photoshop, other times I get into building with prims.

RarelyObscure: What is your store name?

Beastia Cortes: Cortes’n’Rossini


RO: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

BC: To tell the truth, creating items for this hunt will be my first experience. But I already have  ideas for further  development.

RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

BC: I never RP in SL.  It’s not only a question of time, but SL for me is almost the same as the RL me.  Of course I don’t have wings and tail iRL… *smiles*  I always say, “I don’t play SL, I live SL.”

RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

BC: I created my avatar in 2007. I still have some snapshots of what I looked like back then. *laughs* I wore the ‘cybergoth’ preset avatar (no prim hair, plaid white skin and strange red/black clothes). I roamed around for a while and then disconnected. I understood nothing and it was a complete disappointment.  Almost a  year passed before I logged back again.  Finally, that attempt was successful;  I soon got accustomed, made new friends, and found a new family…

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?

BC: First of all, my friends and then the nature of SL itself. Yep, I’m addicted *smiles*.

RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

BC: Oh.. completely everywhere.  RL clothes, those shown in fashion magazines, worn by people I see on the streets, movies, cartoons, and pc games…

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

BC: First of all, my English. I live in Russia and the “English language” we learn at school is nothing like the English spoken in U.K./ U.S.A./etc.  None of my SL friends speak Russian so English is the only way we can communicate.

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

BC: I think we all wish SL could be less laggy.  Being a programmer iRL,  I’m familiar with grid technologies enough to understand that some lags are unavoidable. Oh and yes, all ways of converting lindens to real money and vice-versa do not work in Russia. But it’s more about PayPal and political drama *sighs*.

RO: That’s completely and utterly unfair!  (paypal/goverment issue)  Thanks Beastia



Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_Deviance

This interview is with Surreal LeShelle of Deviance.

RarelyObscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Surreal LeShelle: Costumes/clothing

RarelyObscure: What is your store name?

Surreal LeShelle: Deviance

RO: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

SL: I started making making things for myself around Jan of 2008.  A bit later that year my friends convinced me to open a store.

RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

SL: No to both unfortunately.

RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

SL: I heard about it online somewhere, and being a Sims player, it sounded like just my kind of thing :-)

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?

SL: All of the unrealized projects I’ve got floating around in my head, and the fantastic people I’ve met.

RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

SL: Just about everywhere. Finding the time to make them all is the hard part.

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

SL: I like to think that my photoshop and 3d skills have improved :-)

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

SL: More clothing layers, flexi sculpts that don’t cause oodles of lag, sculpts that animate with the body… anything that lets us dress our avatars in more ways.

RO: Thanks Surreal!


Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_Heart & Sole

This interview is with Bijoux Lefavre of Heart & Sole.

RarelyObscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Bijoux Lefavre: shoes!!

RO: What is your store name?

Bijoux Lefavre: Heart & Sole

RO: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

BL: I don’t do much fantasy per say, but everyone needs shoes! I think I make shoes that can go with any theme though.

RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

BL: not really, no time

RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

BL: LOL Watched a special on tv, about how bad Second Life is, and rushed to sign up!

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?

BL: the people, I have made the most amazing friends, some I have known almost since I started, so over 2 years!

RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

BL: Sometimes from shoppers, they send me ideas, I love it! I also love shoes in RL, so I am always shopping for them and looking to see what I can bring into SL.

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

BL: That is an understatement! I never even touched Photoshop before SL. I have never tried anything like the building here, so it has really been amazing to me.

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

BL: Just one? Put an end to content theft!


Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_Suki’s Silken Fashions

Greetings, I am Rarely Obscure. I am conducting interviews with designers/creators that are participating in the first Magic & Romance Hunt of 2010. This interview is with Suki Syakumi of Suki’s Silken Fashions.

RarelyObscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Suki Syakumi: As Suki Syakumi I create medieval, fantasy, elven, and some movie outfits for both men and women and with scripts for resizing in them you can also shrink them for smaller avie’s.  I do have a secondary business from Karmas Destiny in which I do sci fi, star wars, victorian, steampunk, and vintage outfits for both men and women.


RarelyObscure: What is your store name?

Suki Syakumi: Suki’s Silken Fashions

RO: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

SS: I was tired of paying someone else for outfits I wanted and with a little self training I knew I could do it for myself.  For the last four years roughly.

RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

SS: I do, but I dont always have the time.  I have four businesses.  Suki’s Silken Fashions, Destiny’s Designs (Karmas Destiny), Silmae’s Essentials (skins from Silmae McCarey), and Kirkorian Institute of the Arts (Rivin Kirkorian).  But the last one, in which was intended to be a university turned into a lesson in building selling enterprise.

RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

SS: While playing WoW one day one of my guildies made an offhand remark about SL being nothing more than a place to have virtual sex.  I had a chuckle then asked another guildie about it.  He said, “It’s not just sex, you can build”… my creativity bug bit me and I came to see what SL was about.

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?

SS: I can create worlds and give back to people some joys in which they have given to me… kind of my way of “passing on the favor”.  Eventually it will return around to me and it has.  My motivations to log back in… I have a need to create. This is where I often spend time with my sister, Kateefa Abernathy, whom I have gotten to finally realize her own creativity in making jewelry.

RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

SS: In my loved ones especially Kateefa Abernathy, Celelond Windang, my more enthusiastic customers, and my friends who simply make a remark like, ooo I loved the outfits from that movie…

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

SS: I think my skills at using the paint program GIMP, the making of sculpties using the TATARA program, and my research for finding just the right texture and blend to create what is in my head have all improved dramatically.

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

SS:  One thing?  There is a lot of things I would change and waaaay too many things to mention.  The one thing I think I would comment on though is the Linden’s Business Manager… whomever he or she is… they need to rethink their strategy and stop killing the dream that is Secondlife…   Secondlife’s dream is to make a new world and the sky is the limit.  Don’t take that dream away by making life harder for the people who come inworld.   You all started the dream, now I ask you to uphold your end, and help make it possible.

RO: Yes I agree , LLs vision has become clouded and is fading by “the bottom line”.  Thanks Suki!


Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_Dilettantish Tragos

This interview is with Dyisi Oppewall of Dilettantish Tragos.

RarelyObscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Dyisi Oppewall: Mostly random things.  The odd themed belt, jewelery, wands inspired by the world of some oddly now famous boy wizard.. I do make buildings as well, really whatever strikes my fancy.

RarelyObscure: What is your store name?

Dyisi Oppewall: Dilettantish Tragos.

RO: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

DO: Hard question, since it’s just not fantasy things I make.  I make more beachy themed things, but when the mood strikes I’ll delve into fantasy things.  As for how long..  just about two years maybe? I really don’t know how long I’ve been playing with prims.

RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

DO: I have the time, just not the place…  Let’s just say I’m not a fan of meters and not many places accept my Satyr-y self.



RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

DO: Ohh a long long time friend was begging me to join. When I finally got a computer that could (somewhat) run this game I joined.

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?

DO: The friends I’ve made. The artistic outlet it’s given me. Most importantly now, my partner.  (awww! *snickers*)

RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

DO: The ocean.. surfing, verious things.  Like with the wands I make. Yes they’re inspried by Harry Potter’s universe, however my love for world mythology is mixed in so there are wands that are Austrailian Aboriginal themed, or First Nations themed.. even African. So all in all.. the world is my inspiration!  And verious things friends will IM me with, all “Hay! You should make …”  LOL

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

DO: I would say.. my eye for detail has sharpened.  And my understanding of the axis.  (X/Y/Z) Though if I could just figure out sculpty makers..

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

DO: Seriously? Lower the price for sims tremendously.  Make it more affordable.

RO: I feel any RP sim should feel privileged to have a Satyr, thanks Dyisi.


Magic & Romance Hunt Interview_~*Elvenbreath*~

This interview is with Selina Forder & Odine Diavolo partners of ~*Elvenbreath*~.

Rarely Obscure: What do you design/create in SL?

Odine Diavolo: I make dresses for fairies and elven. Preferably for fairies because I love wings. I also love to create particle effects, animations and such little specials.
For my private use I build also furniture and buildings.

Selina Forder: Dresses of fantasy for elves, fairies, and other creatures of fantasy.

Rarely Obscure: What is your store name?

Odine Diavolo & Selina Forder: ~*Elvenbreath*~

Rarely Obscure: How did you get into Fantasy designs/creations and how long?

Odine Diavolo: I started first with a selection of clothes made from snakeskins only. ;)
But I love to make things which only works in fantasy – and in my opinion that’s  what SL is for.  It’s so boring to use it to duplicate the real world. Wearing jeans and shirts in SL . . .unimaginable!   I started with the fantasy theme one year ago when I met my dear friend Selina.

Selina Forder: Oh, I think about one year. I was really inspired by a book, “The elves” from Bernhard Hennen and my friend Odine Diavolo.



RO: Do you RP? Do you have time?

OD: No, not yet – I think it could be fun :D  But I haven’t the time to do it.

SF: No, I don’t have time for RP and I can´t do it! o.O :))  I will make clothing and other fantasy stuff. I want to meet friends here and have fun!

RO: How did you discover Second Life and what made you create an account?

OD: My friend told me about it. Before SL, I played the Sims 1+2 for years and I created lots of stuff for that game and shared it with the community.
So my first impression of SL was that it was like the Sims, but with real People – how exciting!!! From the very beginning, my intention was to create stuff here like I did for the Sims.

SF: I started in February 2007. I saw it on TV… so wanted to see, what it was.  I created my account.

RO: What made you stay and what motivates you to log back in?



OD: ahh good question :) I started SL at the end of 2006. (I use more than one accounts ;) SL is never boring – you always meet new people from around the world.
It is a large world with so many options.  With further developments of SL these options are always growing.  I remember when we got  flexible prims! (yeah), sculpties, and the support of *png instead of *tga files only (what a pain ;D )  SL is getting better and better, I believe I will never leave it.

SF:  My friends and the big fantasy world of SL. Sl has given me my fantasy back. I lost it for
many years. I worked and learned techniques but my fantasy was away. SL showed me that there is so much more possible in my little RL world.


RO: Where do you find inspiration for your designs/creations?

OD: I always loved books with fantasy stories. I also love to crawl the internet for pictures. But I’m often inspired by an interesting texture, patch, or an effect which I see and create myself.  I start from scratch in my head and the rest follows.

SF:  Most inspiration I find in my books about elves from Bernhard Hennen. But sometimes from my imagination only,  ideas come for dresses.

RO: Have you found, developed or improved any skills because of SL?

OD: Sure! I use my Programs for Graphics much more effectively than before. I also learned how to do animation and working with scripts. Another aspect of SL is that you learn much about humans. (especially about men *rofl)

SF: Yes, I have found my fantasy again and my English is better than before. :))

RO: If you could change one thing in SL, what would it be?

OD: These days I wish that SL could offer more security for us  builders so that new griefer viewers have no chance to steal our work so easily… :(

SF: Makes some sculpties flexi!!!! :)))) And make SL secure … I don’t like that people can copy  stuff without paying.
We spend a lot of time on our work and our nerves, but they kick our work with feeds. This would be the first thing I would do if I could make changes.


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