Thursday, December 18, 2008
How Shelby Rasmuson got very Anal with the literature Challenge...
I have to admit it, when I read about Teagan Blackthorn's Literature Challenge I was rubbing my hands together with glee...
Let me introduce you to Y.T a Truely memorable character from the Book Snow Crash (yes that book..) by Neal Stephenson. She's a 15 year old Valley Girl, who works for RadiKS as a Sk8R Chick delivery girl, surfing the highways and byways of the L.A. freeway in a country that is no longer the United States. She poons a lift on the bimboboxes as she travels through the burbclaves of the City till one day when she literally collides with Hiro Protagonist, geek hacker involved with the development of the Metaverse..who delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Pizza. Lets just say that things quickly get out of hand with Y.T. and Hiro getting caught up with events which cross the barriers of Reality, the Metaverse and weird Mesopotamic Viruses.
Y.T is never described in terms of height, weight, Hair etc. But what I was able to glean from the book is more about what she wears; RadiK Knight Visions, Mark II Smartwheels, Coverall in Dynamic Blue and Orange(which is padded for protection), with pockets and lots of doodadds, A Barcode, no helmet (as she is airbag protected) and Kourier Gloves. Finding all this stuff in the ah...Metaverse was, well interesting to say the least. I have never really been into the cyberpunk look in SL so I found myself travelling to a lot of spots trying to fit the clothes to the character.
The Board or Plank (per Y.T.) I eventually found at Simboarder World where you can buy a Skate/snowboard which does multiple tricks, flies and is paintable. This Sim has everything a Sk8R would need to get started, with clubs, practice areas and shops.
Pics were shot in The Wastelands (reminds one of Terminal Island in the book.) Simboarder world, Welsh Lakes, Creamshop and Tesla. It is important to shoot in an area that allows rezzing and scripts (Creamshop does not.)
Credits; All Skin-Redgrave Julia, Eyes Gracia Redgrave, All Hair-Kin, Mairi, Coverall B@R Skeleton Harness, FS4.4 Simboard wth Bubbles paint job, Gritty Kitty Art Crime Bag, Various Belts; Torvalds Forge-Slavers belt, Blitzed DB belt, Various Goggles; BroGear-Mirage dark Circular Goggles, Bounce Cyber headset,Cyberpunk Goggles, Boots Ravenwear combat Skull, Re.act- Flash Headphones Lit..Barcode Neck Tattoo by popfuzz,Talisman Venom Black Choker,Poses by Striking Poses..(finito..)