Trooblad: Custom Pose for 3 Avatars to Recreate Rolling Stone's Sexy True Blood Cover!
I've recently been plowing through the DVDs of last season's True Blood -- rawr, Sookah, don't leave me; no wait, DO leave me; STOP, don't leave me for Eric or that damn werewolf, rawr! -- so naturally, I've been looking for instances of my favorite show inspiring SL content. Here's my favorite so far:
"Trooblad", a custom-pose for three avatars to recreate last year's bloody sexy Rolling Stone cover featuring Eric, Sookie, and Bill. (Click here for a SLurl to get it in-world.) Created by Poseur, the custom animation store of Melanie Kidd and Lash Xevious, it was launched last year selling for L$300.
"When it initially came out," Lash tells me, "it sold a lot. That's how it usually works." She made it after seeing the Rolling Stone cover last Summer. "I think people who got the True Blood reference bought them. Also prolly folks who just thought the ad was sexy and wanted to emulate that. The body paint we sold in tandem with the release of the poses, sold just as well. Prolly more." She textually shrugs. "Sex sells, go figure."
Lash Xevious has been a top creator of sexy SL poses for years, but creating this one was a challenge. Here's how she did it:
"I had to use a third party viewer, Imprudence, to preview the pose, then have two viewers going on. I made it going from the right to the left, the pose with the guy's hand on the lady's breast was trickier so that I spent more time on. It was just a matter of matching the males poses to the female pose in the middle. All three didn't have to be simultaneously done, but I also rezzed 3 models on my animator, nothing fancy like poser. Just a cheap freebie program: Qavimator. When i finally was satisfied, I fired up 3 viewers on my desktop and shot the picture. It's not easy getting all three avies to rez."
Funnily enough, she didn't actually start watching the actual show True Blood until this year. "I just got into it... It's fun." Wonder if that means we'll see more poses to go with the new season, he overtly hinted like a bloodthirsty fan boy.
Rolling Stone photo credit: Matthew Rolston, click here for his professional homepage.