Thursday, June 14, 2018

eBODY - Review of the freebie Classic and Curvy mesh bodies



I have heard about the free mesh body available for women at eBODY and was curious to see it for myself. I currently own Belleza (all three), Altamura, Maitreya, Slink(H), and Tonic all in the full form, so I knew that the "free" body would not be as functional as they are.

So, I teleported myself over to eBODY, and discovered that the "free" body is not free, actually. It costs 1L. So, if you are new and have no Lindens, you will be sorely disapointed unless you can get someone to give you 1L or you purchase some.  You can also gift the body to someone, so if you have a friend who wants to do that, then there's that option.

I took both the curvy and the classic bodies to compare as I wanted to see how different they were and which one I might like more.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opend it, as the first thing that stood out to me is that they come with all three options of feet: flat, mid, and high. They are also Slink shoe compatible! Therefore, if you are already the proud owner of 14,567 shoes like me, then you will not really have to go looking for shoes specific to this body. Unless you want to, of course, because who doesn't want new shoes? :)

I will show you the classic and the curvy side by side so you can compare. One thing to note, while the skins that are included with the body are lovely, they are not listed as being from as specific maker; they are stand alone for the body, so you will have to manually try to find a skin that matches them. The dollarbie body HUD does not allow you to tint or change RBG values; that is only in the full body HUD.  So, you will notice that my mesh head and the body do not quite match, though I tried my best to find as close to matching skins as possible.


The eBODY "free" version comes with preset skins, flat, mid and tall feet that are slink fitted for shoes, hands that are non-Bento, and a HUD that will give you access to switch between the feet styles, the body skin tones, and the neck fix.

The Classic body is slimmer, and more suited for standard fit clothing if you use a slimmer to average body shape. The Curvy body is very much curvier. I'd say they are comparable to the Maitreya vs the Freya in the curviness potential. I had to reduce the breast and leg size and the body fat on the curvy to bring it down to a more moderate curvy size.

The lines of the body are pretty and remind me alot of the Tonic Mesh body actually. The skins included with the body are very pretty and good quality, though with the dollarbie body, you will have to really try to find skins to match them with either your default head or a mesh head. I changed the skin to a PUMEC skin on the curvy body and found a tone that worked well enough so that the line between the neck and the body was not as visible.
 The bodies come with a pair of mesh panties and bra which is a nice touch. Finding clothing for it can be a bit limiting, but the good news is that more and more creators are making clothes for it.

The classic body seems to have more available for now but I did find a few things for the curvy body as well on MP. My favorite creators such as Blueberry, Addams, and the like still are limited to the Big 3, Maitreya, Slink and Belleza though.

I did find some cute clothes for cheap on the marketplace, and a cute belly piercing that was only 1L, that was rigged to the Curvy, but I made it work using the unrigged version on the Classic body too.. yay! So, it is possible to use this body for an alt where you don't want to spend alot of Linden but still want the funcionality of a basic and pretty mesh body.  Because the body's hands are non-bento, you will not be able to use Bento animated poses with them, as the hands will not animate.

Also, you cannot change the nail style or nail color, nor did I find that any of my Slink fitted mesh nails to work with the hands (they do on the Tonic body--you can see my review of it here). 
 You can also see a post on the updates done for the Tonic Body here

The body comes with a notecard explaining what you do get, and how it comepares to the full eBODY, so you can decide if you want to go back an purchase it. 

As for the alpha slices, there are only large areas you can alpha, and not the small slices seen in the fully functional body, so if you do purchase clothing that is NOT for the eBODY, you might not be able to get it to fit right due to this, or you might have to change your shape quite a bit to make it work.

 The feet available for both bodies included.


 The lines onthe Curvy body using a shape I created for it and the Catwa Candy non Bento mesh head with PUMEC skin appliers on the head and the included skin on the body.

Final comparison between the Classic body on the left and the curvy body on the Right
 Below, using clothing from AdN for the Curvy body.

The body is pretty, with elegant lines, and pretty decent functionality for just 1L.  I think its a steal really when you think about what you DO get with them.. just the ability to wear my Slink shoes is a bonus!  I think more advanced users using this for an alt might not be so bothered with the skin matching issue, but not sure how a newbie might feel about it. I certainly think its worth getting to see how mesh bodies work, etc if you don't already have one.   A couple of things to note: the HUD started tweaking on me just a few days after I got the body. Skins would not apply, it would not detach, etc. I tried it in various different locations, so it was not lag in an area. I had to detach everything and then log off and then re-open a new body and use that. Then, it happened again. So, not sure if its an SL thing, or if its just how it is. Since it is an almost free body there are no updates or anything for it, so that's one thing to keep in mind.

I would reccomend this to anyone who doesn't want to spend much on a mesh body but wants a functional body to start out with. Great for alts or newbies, or maybe for folks that are not on SL alot and don't want to spend alot of money creating their avi...as long as you are willing to work to find a skin that matches the tones that are preset, this is definitely a GREAT body, despite the glitchiness these past few days.

It is nice to see that there are more and more options out there for people to have access to a nice looking body (and heads too.. see my post on the UTILIZATOR- Normie Bento head) for very few Linden.  If you are still not on the mesh path, or you are new to SL and considering a mesh body, do try this 1L eBODY and see how it feels for you. I'd reccoment getting demos for as many mesh bodies (and heads) to see the range of shapes, sizes, and funcitonality that is available and then figuring out what is the best value for the money for YOU. 

Things to consider include things like :
  1. are there alot of options for skins and clothing for the body? 
  2. Do I get good support from the creator? 
  3. Do we get free updates? 
  4. Is the creator allowing for feedback and improvements? 
  5. Is it OMEGA ready, or do I need to purchse the OMEGA hud? 
  6. Does it include the feet and Bento hands with various hand animations, or do we need to purchase those seperately? 
  7. Are there enough alpha slices to allow to fit clothes that are not specific to the body?  
  8. How much Linden am I looking to spend? 
  9. Is the body versatile enough to make it slim or very curvy? 
I hope you got some useful info out of this post. Plase share it with newbies as well as others who might be considering getting a mesh body. 
xoxo
Tessy




Monday, June 4, 2018

where it all ends, I can't fathom...


And the lady she hails from Trinidad
Island of the spices
Salt for your meat and cinnamon sweet
And the rum is for all your good vices

Haul the sheet in as we ride on the wind that our
Forefathers harnessed before us
Hear the bells ring as the tight rigging sings
It's a son of a gun of a chorus

Where it all ends I can't fathom, my friends
If I knew, I might toss out my anchor
So I'll cruise along always searchin' for songs
Not a lawyer, a thief or a banker

But a son of a son, son of a son, son of a son of a sailor
Son of a gun, load the last ton
One step ahead of the jailer
Jimmy Buffet, Son of a Son of Sailor 
 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

ray of light..


"Zephyr in the sky, at night I wonder
Do my tears of morning sink beneath the sun
She's got herself a universe gone quickly
For the call of thunder threatens everyone
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
And I feel like I just got home
And I feel
Faster than the speeding light she's flying
Trying to remember where it all began
She's got herself a little piece of heaven
Waiting for the time when earth shall be as one"
Madonna, Ray of Light


Just a pretty. I picked up a few goodies from FLF and Whimsical and made a new shape, not realizing how cool it would look with this Pumec skin. Love those unintended wins! The eyes are @ Whimsical, and are from Kio,  called Duo Eyes... they are sooo pretty! Remind me of mermaids :) They come in as appliers for Catwa only. The earrings are from Eliavah and were from yesterdays FLF.  

Now off I go to get ready for my kiddos birthday party... xoxox Tessy

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

A Memorial...

Well how do you do, young Willy McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here down by your graveside
And rest for a while 'neath the warm summer sun
I've been walking all day, and I'm nearly done
I see by your gravestone you were only nineteen
When you joined the great fallen in nineteen-sixteen
I hope you died well
And I hope you died clean
Oh young Willy McBride, was is it slow and obscene?

(Chorus)
Did they beat the drums slowly?
Did they play the fife lowly?
Did they sound the death march as they lowered you down?
Did the band play the Last Post in chorus?
Did the pipes play the Flowers of the Forest?

Did you leave here a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
Although you died back in nineteen-sixteen
In that faithful heart, are you forever nineteen?
Or are you a stranger without even a name
Enclosed then forever behind a glass pane
In an old photograph torn, battered, and stained
And faded to yellow in a brown leather frame?
 The sun now shines o'er the green fields of France
There's a warm summer breeze that makes the red poppies dance
And look how the sun shines from under the clouds
There's no gas, no barbed wire, there's no gun firing now
But here in this graveyard it's still No Man's Land
The countless white crosses stand mute in the sand
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
To a whole generation that were butchered and damned

(Chorus)
Now young Willy McBride, I can't help but wonder, why?
Do those that lie here know why they died?
And did they believe when they answered the call?
Did they really believe that this war would end wars?
For the sorrow, the suffering, the glory, the shame
The killing and dying were all done in vain
For young Willy McBride it all happened again
And again, and again, and again, and again
The High Kings, Green Fields of France

Monday, May 28, 2018

Cuteness!

 Hello! Here is a new set of poses I made, and I thought they were so cute I just called them Cuteness, because I am creative that way. They are up on my Marketplace now for all your blogging lovin' and photography needs xox... Tessy
PS.. that super cute shape I am using in these pics? It wil be up on my marketplace this week, and works perfectly with these poses.. aherm.. you might just want to pick up both the poses and the shape.. just sayin!





Thursday, May 24, 2018

I see your true colors...


Hello Darlings!  So, here is a new shape that I had been working on for a bit, and with LAQ's new system for heads I thought I'd go ahead and release it. I like LAQ heads due to the fact that you can wear your system eyes, so I can use any of my mesh eyes and don't have to rely on apliers. LAQ has now made the Bento Head HUDS a one time universal purchase that can be used for any of the mes heads, so the price for the head's themselves has gone down, and you only have purchase the HUD once.  I hope you enjoy this shape! xoxo

 shape - .lovelysweet. Olivia shape for LAQ Scarlet Bento head

hair - NANI 

top - ArisAris 
Nicety Top

shorts - Blueberry 

tattoo - Inker

skin appliers - 7 Deadly Skins

eyes - IKON



Thursday, May 17, 2018

and with or without it, i’m good enough...

maybe i’ve done enough,
and your golden child grew up.
maybe this trophy isn’t real love-
and with or without it, i’m good enough.
maybe i’ve done enough,
finally catching up.
for the first time i see an image of
my brokenness utterly worthy of love.
maybe i’ve done enough.
i finally see myself.
through the eyes of no one else.
it’s so exhausting on this silver screen
where i play the role of anyone but me.
i finally see myself.
unabridged and overwhelmed,
a mess of a story i’m ashamed to tell,
but i’m slowly learning how to break this spell.
and i finally see myself.
now i only want what’s real-
to let my heart feel what it feels.
gold, silver or bronze hold no value here,
where work and rest are equally revered.
i only want what’s real-
i set aside the highlight reel,
and leave my greatest failures on display*
(*worthy of love anyway)
Three, Sleeping at Last
________ 

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

.lovelysweet.Scarlett Shape


So, I went ahead and made another cute shape because, well, why not! I used the Lelutka Chloe Bento mesh head this time and the Maitreya body. She is pettite, slim, and super cute, in my humble opinion! I used a gorgeous applier from League that was originally released for their non bento heads, but fits so well on the Chloe that I had to use it for the ad.
I have to say I love Lelutka heads, and their HUDS are elegant and simple to use. Very user friendly, and low lag which is another bonus.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the shape! As always, it s mod and copy so you can tweak it to your hearts content, but please make a copy of your original shape incase you mess up!
xoxo
Tessy
shape - .lovelysweet. Scarlett shape for Lelutka Chloe and Maitreya Lara body 

skin - League - Luna Lelutka applier 

hair - Truth - Kare- past group gift

clothing from Blueberry and Tetra




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

what darkness feels like..

It feels like falling.
It feels like rain.
Like losing my balance
Again and again.
It once was so easy;
Breathe in, breathe out.
But at the foot of this mountain,
I only see clouds.

I feel out of focus,
Or at least indisposed
As this strange weather pattern
Inside me takes hold.
Each brave step forward,
I take three steps behind.
It's mind over matter -
Matter over mind.

Slowly, then all at once.
A single loose thread
And it all comes undone.

Where there is light,
A shadow appears.
The cause and effect
When life interferes.
The same rule applies
To goodness and grief;
For in our great sorrow
We learn what joy means.

Sorrow, Sleeping at Last 
________

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

night songs..

"Aphrodite," I pleaded to the moon drenched sky.
"Tell me, if love is meant to heal, why does it destroy those who choose it?"
From somewhere beyond the clouds, I heard the Goddess laugh.
And I knew.

N. Gill.

eBODY - Review of the freebie Classic and Curvy mesh bodies

I have heard about the free mesh body available for women at eBODY and was curious to see it for myself. I currently own Belleza (all t...