Monday, 30 July 2012

WarBug Correspondent: Annual Air Show

"WarBugs, huh? What are they good for?"

This weekend saw the WarBug Annual Air Show - Saturday for US pilots and groupies; Sunday for Europeans. The weekend was a collaboration between Arduenn Schwartzman and MadPea Productions.
 I was asked to be Official WarBug Correspondent, and like my heroine Kate Adie, I grappled the mantle with both hands and jumped in head first only to land on my feet and smelling of, if not roses exactly, then certainly nothing worst than aircraft fuel.
 Lots of people there - and a pleasure especially to see Bert Jedburgh and Alex Latino. Met some old friends and made some new friends. Laughed a lot!
This was a high-toned, good spirited event and competition and thanks to all the contestants for their sportsmanship and good humour!
 The 2012 WarBug Heroes.....
          - Alex Latino

          - Anthony964

          - Aodi

          - Bert Jedburg

          - Bixyl Shuftan

          - DaveDawgg

          - Eski Howlett

          - Grey Nacht

          - Kasya Sciavo

          - KeithWaterstone

          - Kingculex

          - Lil Delicioso

          - LoonyTic

          - Lucien Darkfold
          - Tianna Akiri
The US 'Battle of the Aces' was won by Kingculex, the Eurozone by Tianna Akiri.
You can go fly and dogfight in a Warbug plane by visiting Arduenn's Second Life region Black Forest - another fun and funny place to hang out.

Here is my short film as a memento of the weekend. My apologies for not being able to get all contestants into the film.
Best in 720!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

The Return of Pixie Miku

"Pixie's Song is obsessing me.
I wish to fly on a wing, just like Pixie-Miku.
I long to sing this song of Pixie    
The melody, never before heard,
          will go into the sky like a vibrating rabbit."

The last time we chronicled the Adventures of Pixie Miku was June 2011 in 'A Man Named Soup'.
Now, over a year later, a new Pixie Miku arises!
This avatar is made completely of mesh by Utilizator Mode. Check out his marketplace store or visit in-world on the 'Peaceful Haven' region.
I love it! Thanks Tutsy!
This picture is also the first I have created using Photoshop CS6, part of the Adobe CS6 Master Collection gift generously donated to me by the wonderful Herc Serpente.
The new PS CS6 'Color Lookup' adjustment layer is brilliant!
The CS6-only application 'SpeedGrade' will radically change how I work in Premiere Pro and After Effects - both in terms of workflow and output. I can't wait to use it!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

The WarBug JitterBug

"Soon it will come to the folk-attention how close Wernher von Braun's birthday is to the Spring Equinox..."
- Pynchon, 'Gravity's Rainbow'
Arduenn Schwartzman is the creator of the marvellous 'Warbug' range of SL aircraft, as well as many other gadgets, gizmos and widgets - not to mention the BratWurst Oral Valentines Day Gift, the Potato Chip Cruncher, the Terror Bunny shoulder-pet and the adorable Wearable Dogfight Planes.
Tutsy, the Puddlegums and I are big fans of Arduenn's work. His sense of humour, sense of fun and creativity scream out at you in most everything he makes.
Arduenn is currently working on a rather hush-hush project with the much respected MadPea Productions. We look forward to seeing the outcome of that collaboration in a few months or so.
Tutsy and I discovered Arduenn's SL region, Black Forest , by accident when we were looking for a specific scene for my MachinimUWA V entry, "Fwd: Evolution". As it happens, we did find what we went looking for but on another region entirely! And then, the scene in question didn't actually make it into the final cut of the film anyway!
And thus was the circuitous route that the Mistress of Serendipity introduced us to Arduenn's creations! Since then, between the lot of us, I reckon we must have purchased at least one of everything in his stores!
Of special interest to us in this particular blog-post is Ardueen's fabulous 'WarBug' aircraft and the dogfights which occur in them at Black Forest.
The cumulative Combat Score for successfully shooting down an opponent is displayed on this website. I am currently ranked #67.
Rocky Vansant - a charismatic and fun guy that I have met before - is ranked #1. However, he somehow neglected to mention this fact while we were dogfighting...
Last week, I was dancing at Old Lar's House when I received an IM from Arduenn. In amongst our much longer chat was buried this gem in reference to the v2 iteration of the LLab viewer:
Arduenn Schwartzman: I blame V2
Pixie Rain: the WW2 German rocket?
Arduenn Schwartzman: lol
Arduenn Schwartzman: I should make a V2 Warbug!
Arduenn Schwartzman: and I should write 'Wernher von Braun' on them
Pixie Rain: YES!
And so was born Arduenn's latest creation - the V-2 Warbug Rocket - which I am grateful to be recognised as the Muse for and to have received a free copy of.
Saturday morning Tutsy and I piled over to Black Forest itching to dogfight against all comers in our Red Barron and V-2 Rocket Warbugs, respectively.
It is fair to say that Tutsy and my skill level was a tad or two under Rocky and Arduenn's. But, it was nevertheless great fun and highly recommended!
Watch this short film to see us in action - 'The WarBug Jitterbug'!:

Friday, 20 July 2012

The Face of Machinima

Glasz DeCuir has a new project called 'The Face of Machinima'.
The project aims to collect avatar portraits of machinimatographers, producers, actors, musicians, voice artists, builders - in fact, all categories of avatars who work in machinima production teams - and display these portraits as part of an exhibition at the AviewTV Machinima Gallery.
Tutsy and I were both invited to submit a portrait each. I volunteered to take them.
I made two of Tutsy and two of myself. We'll decide which ones we will submit over the weekend.

Pixie xx

Monday, 16 July 2012

'The Gaggery' Presents...Doris the Nutri-Nutt™ Intern

The following is from a photoseries exhibition currently being held at 'The Gaggery' in Second Life®.
The Gaggery is a gallery space for fetish art featuring images, mixed media, machinima, performance and installations. It is part of a sim-wide adult RP community 'The Blacklist' on the Cataclysm region.
The Blacklist is a kinky hilltop town and cummunity featuring the Blacklist Bar and Club, Fetishista House and, of course, The Gaggery itself.
All welcome! Contact Luci Von Smörgås for details.

Doris the Nutri-Nutt™ Intern
Prof. Quimby Shackleton PhD

Nutri-Nutt™ was invented in 1973 by Professor Q. Shackleton PhD - the distinguished geographer, Rotarian, golfer, mountain climber and sperm donor.
He founded the Nutri-Nutt™ Corporation in 2010.
Nutri-Nutt™ is a multi-purpose product made by old men, according to an ancient recipe. It's a versatile face cream and makes for a tasty light snack.
Nutri-Nutt® Donors
Hundreds of old men are milked at Nutri-Nutt™ every day, to provide us with the raw ingredient for our range of products. 
The sperm of men over 50 has been scientifically proven* to have a number of health benefits including weight loss, breast enlargement and improved complexion - it can even boost IQ! 
We harvest seed in commercial quantities at the Nutri-Nutt™ factory - by machine, and also by hand...
* Source: The Wrinkly Plums Research Group
Doris the Intern

Nutri-Nutt™ runs a popular intern programme - and here is one of our newest interns, Doris Tenenbaum - on her first day!
Doris is keen to learn the business and is hoping that by getting a regular supply of Nutri-Nutt™ (all our employees and interns are provided with free samples!) that her acne will clear up.
Hello Doris! Welcome to the company! We’ll start you on the fast-track programme immediately...
There is work to be done, Doris!

No time for note-taking now, Doris- here come your first two 'donors' - there'll be time for asking more questions at your tea break in a few hours...
Manual Sperm Collection

Looks like these two are very keen - they appear to want to get started right here on the warehouse floor! 
That’s it, Doris, open wide and tell them how much you love it - these two hairy brutes will break you in...
The Fast-Track to Corporate Success!

Some of our donors prefer the manual method to help them dump nut - it may take longer, but results show that we attain a much larger yield.  These two old duffers are regulars and they like to spend a bit of time taking turns to pump a fresh, new intern, before they donate. 
That's it Doris, you're doing great!  Why don't you try sucking on that big chopper while you get fucked?  Then we'll show you how to milk them.
Advance Sperm Collecting

Use your mouth and hands to milk them, Doris - here they go!  Remember to catch as much as you can in your mouth and in your hands, and try saying something dirty to them as they ejaculate - that often makes them bring up more.
Make sure you properly clean out their tubes and drain their sacks - don’t leave any behind - a nice, big guzzling suck will get out that last bit.
Now it’s over to the collecting buckets...
Every sperm is sacred

Here's the collecting bucket the men ejaculate into before it gets poured into the processing vats.
You can spew the load you've harvested into here, Doris.  Don't spill any and watch out, it's coming out your nose!  Good job. 
At this rate you'll be on track for Employee of the Month!
It'll be time for your tea break soon, but first we'll show you the packing department, where we fill, label and box up the jars of Nutri-Nutt™ before shipment.
Nutri-Nutt - Shipped worldwide

After mixing and processing, the Nutri-Nutt™ gets jarred and then boxed up.
Doris appears to be a natural with heavy loads!

Our product is then shipped to stores worldwide - and even delivered direct, to some of our greedier mail order customers.
Nutri-Nutt™ - you can spread it on your face, use it as a body cream and even eat it!  That’s why millions of consumers around the world ‘start the day with a load’.
* Warning: Contains semen.  May become highly addictive.  Actual sperm count may vary between jars.  Terms and conditions apply.

Design & Layout: Nasty Puddlegum
Support, Development & Props: Doris Tenenbaum, Maybe Lisa, Emily Okelly, Pixie Rain, Professor Q. Shackleton PhD, Lar Jun
Exhibition Support: Luci von Smörgås and everyone at The Gaggery and the Cataclysm region

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

'Fwd: Evolution' Review by Serenity Juneberry

A movie review of ‘Fwd: Evolution by Serenity Juneberry which originally appeared on ‘The Pornstars’ blog. Reproduced in whole here. I wish to thank Serenity for this generous piece.

Adult Scene Director's MachinimUWA V Entry
'Fwd: Evolution' by Pixie Rain
"A Cybernetic Shaman and Cybernetic Dancer
travel through space, time and the inner dimensions in search of wisdom..."
This is a non-adult film.
However, we've always supported our adult directors here at 'The Pornstars' when entering the UWA Machinima contest. Last time around Bert Jedburgh, Pel Beaton and Scooby Mode all submitted entries and were covered here on the blog.
This time we have Pixie Rain, who is of course one of the most talented movie makers to work in the adult genre, doing what she does best with her usual class and artistic style.
'Fwd: Evolution' is a superb movie, superbly titled too as it aptly describes the journey you'll embark on when you watch this film.
Some wonderful imagery and some thoughtful content mean I enjoyed watching several times for very different reasons. You should listen, watch and absorb the movie in order to get the full effect and the Director's message.
Also on later viewings you can, as I described to Pixie yesterday when we spoke "take a magic carpet ride" and just let the scenes and images flow past you. I think probably John Lennon put it best "Switch off your mind, relax and float down stream".
The film does indeed take you on a journey and it feels like a literal one as Pixie's editing and filming techniques really take you on a flight through the movie's entire length - always going forward, always evolving.
Look out for the Cybernetic Shamen, who can be seen throughout, white rabbit like!
We wish Pixie all the best for the UWA Awards.

Machinima of this stature from artists involved in the adult scene can only help gain respect for some of the wonderfully produced adult content which gets released by others too. Much of which fully deserves praise by a wider machinima loving audience.
Serenity Juneberry. xox

Sunday, 1 July 2012

MachinimUWA V: "Fwd: Evolution"

My MachinimUWA V film entry, "Fwd: Evolution".
Best viewed in 720HD Expanded mode on YouTube but embedded here for convenience.
Credits and a transcript of the text can be found below the embedded video.

Entry for the University of Western Australia's "MachinimUWA V - Seeking Wisdom" competition.
A Cybernetic Shamen and Cybernetic Dancer travel through space, time and the inner dimensions in the search for wisdom...
Filmed in Second Life and Inworldz.
Wisdom was located at...
Abel Dreamscape - Morphe Inc Morphe Northwinds
Adec Alexandria & Debbie Trilling - Rainbow Horizon
Arrehn Oberlander - The Inspiring Orientation, LEA 26
Artee Despres - Huxley, Orwell & Ivory Towers, LEA 22
Betty Tureaud - Araman Galleries, Araman
Blackmamba Sands - The Offworld Colonies, Bladerunner City 2
Cherry Manga - Pirat's Art Space, LEA 28
Claudia222 Jewel - Uglyness & Beauty, UWA Winthrop
Djehan Kidd - Technopunk Deconstructions, Hangers Liquides
Dr. Shane Fairlock - Fairlock Industries Nightclub, Sensual Fantasy
Draco Avium - Wysteria Lane, Isle of Wysteria Lane
Enchantress Sao - Clear Bear Ridge, Gaia Rising
Enchantress Sao - The Astral Plane, Gaia Rising Mysticsea
Lar Jun - Castle Marlar, The Land of Lar ('InWorldz')
Lillith Morgwain - Mysterious Dream, Moodlight Sim
Lupeminith - Natualist Island, Magic Forest
Marcus Inkpen - The Returning, LEA 17
Midare Iwashi & Sojuka Bradley - Mad Ninjaz
Nish Mip - The Last Ocean, UWA Winthrop
Pol Jarvinen - Passages, LEA 25
Rich Greenberg - Trance House, Dance Island
Roya Congrejo - AWK Schrammelburg, XCESS Adventure
Sea Mizin - Symbiont Host, LEA 27
Tranguloid Trefoil - Atoms & Bonds, WASP Land
Yooma Mayo - Dreaming Machine, LEA 15
YuYu Flores - (*^-^*)HPMD, Happy Mood
Further wisdom was provided by...
Adec Alexandria
Debbie Trilling
Ferdy Straff
Iono Allen
Lar Jun
Marcy Palmer-Baxton
Nasty Puddlegum
Paddledog Oh
and Tutsy Navarathna
The Cybernetic Shaman - Tutsy Navarathna
The Cybernetic Dancer - Pixie Rain
Screen insert newsclips & UWA campus footage - YouTube (Standard Licences)
Additional sound effects: (in accordence ToS)
'Re: Evolution' by The Shamen (1992) administered copyright to
Voiceover is an edited sample of Terence Kemp McKenna (1946 - 2000), Cybernetic Philosopher, to whom this machinima is dedicated
Transcript of McKenna's lecture (courtesy of
If the truth can be told so as to be understood, it will be believed.
Human history represents such a radical break with the natural systems of biological organization that preceded it, that it must be the response to a kind of attractor or dwell point that lies ahead in the temporal dimension.
Persistently Western religions have integrated into their theologies the notion of a kind of end of the world, and I think that a lot of psychedelic experimentation sort of confirms this intuition. I mean, it isn't going to happen according to any of the scenarios of orthodox religion, but the basic intuition that the universe seeks closure in a kind of Omega Point of Transcendence, is confirmed.
It's almost as though this object in Hyperspace, glittering in Hyperspace, throws off reflections of itself, which actually ricochet into the past, illuminating this Mystic, inspiring that Saint or Visionary and that out of these fragmentary glimpses of eternity we can build a kind of map, of not only the past of the Universe and the evolutionary egression into Novelty, but a kind of map of the future. This is what shamanism is always been about.
A Shaman is someone who has been to the end. It's someone who knows how the world really works, and knowing how the world really works means to have risen outside, above, beyond the dimensions of ordinary space, time, and casuistry and actually seen the wiring under the board; stepped outside the confines of learned culture and learned and embedded language into the domain of what Wittgenstein called "The Unspeakable" - the transcendental presence of the other, which can be unsanctioned in various ways to yield systems of knowledge which can be brought back into ordinary social space for the good of the community.
So in the context of ninety percent of human culture the shaman has been the Agent of Evolution because the shaman learns the techniques to go between ordinary reality and the domain of the ideas. This higher dimensional continuum that is somehow parallel to us, available to us, and yet ordinarily occluded by cultural convention out of fear of the Mystery, I believe.
And what shamans are, I believe, are people who have been able to de-condition themselves from the community's instinctual distrust of the Mystery, and to go into it, to go into this bewildering higher dimension, and gain knowledge, recover the jewel lost at the beginning of time, to save souls, cure, commune with the ancestors and so forth and so on.
Shamanism is not a religion - it's a set of techniques, and the principal technique is the use of psychedelic plants. What psychedelics do is they dissolve boundaries and in the presence of dissolved boundaries one cannot continue to close one's eyes to the ruination of the earth, the poisoning of the seas, and the consequences of two thousand years of unchallenged dominator culture based on monotheism, hatred of nature, suppression of the female and so forth and so on. So, what shamans have to do is act as Exemplars by making this cosmic journey to the domain of the Gaian ideas and then bringing them back in the form of Art to t struggle to save the world.
The planet has a kind of intelligence that it can actually open a channel of communication with an individual human being. The message that nature sends is "transform your language" through a synergy between electronic culture and the psychedelic imagination; a synergy between dance and idea; a synergy between understanding and intuition and dissolve the boundaries that your culture has sanctioned between you - to become part of this Gaian Supermind.
I mean, I think it's fairly profound, it's fairly apocalyptic. History is ending. I mean, we are to be the generation that witnesses the revelation of the purpose of the cosmos. History is the shock wave of the Eschaton. History is the shock wave of eschatology. And what this means for those of us who will live through this transition into Hyperspace is that we will be privileged to see the greatest release of compressed change probably since the birth of the Universe.
The twentieth century is the shudder that announces the approaching cataracts of time over which our species and the destiny of this planet is about to be swept.
We're going to arrive in the third millennium in the middle of an archaic revival, which will mean a revival of these physiologically empowering rhythm signatures, a new Art, a new social vision, a new relationship to Nature, to feminism, to ego.
All of these things are taking hold, and not a moment too soon.