Done Testing

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Having tested all her recently acquired D-Lab flying vehicles, Seraphim has decided…

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… that the little truck is her favourite one…

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… it’s not the best looking, but it’s the cutest…

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… it’s not the fastest, but it’s the most comfortable to drive…

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… testing these vehicles has re-awakened her love of simply roaming the public roads, something she’s not done for several years. She’d thought SL was largely empty, now, compared to how it once was, and, to a degree, she was right…

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… but there’s still plenty of interesting, cute, clever, cool, crazy, stupid stuff, out there, to see… stuff you’ll only see if you randomly cruise the roads. She finds her little flying truck far less annoying to use than any wheeled vehicle she’s ever attempted to use in SL, and finds using a flying vehicle way more fun than walking, so, to paraphrase John Wick, Seraphim thinks, as far as random exploration goes, she’s thinking she’s back.

300 Year Stare WIP

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Seraphim has started her second Alita painting. This one is called ‘300 Year Stare‘. This is sweet little Alita channelling her 300-year-old Berserker-class skills and training, near the end of the film, seriously-dangerously housed in the 300-year-old Berserker-class body she found in the downed Martian space craft, a body she was clearly designed to inhabit… this is when she deals some serious damage to all the assholes who have been trying to kill her and those close to her… the assholes do not walk away, this time.

The Rookie; “How you doin’?”

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Sweet, friendly, happy teenage android Alita rolls up to the starting line for the trials, turns to the guy beside her and asks ‘How you doin’?” She’s such a sweet kid. A few seconds later, she gets a heads-up from her ‘father’, telling her it’s a setup, all the people gathered around her are bad people… neither of them know that every single one of these people are there expressly for the purpose of murdering Alita… when she gets this warning, teenage Alita becomes 300-year-old Alita, the killing machine, and all those killers become doomed.

Sad Girl

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Seraphim has thrown herself into travelling, blogging, and painting…

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… sitting up alone in her apartment, listening to Elle King singing ‘Good Thing Gone’…

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… surrounded by all her comfortable, familiar stuff…

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… stuff that never hurts her, or lets her down… stuff that she can understand…

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… when the music ends, it’s too quiet, and she’s still alone.

The Rookie WIP

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It’s been too long since Seraphim did a painting. She needs to feel passionate about what she paints, and can’t really just make herself paint unless she really loves her subject. She recently watched ‘Alita: Battle Angel’, and loved it to bits, as she knew she would. She now has several paintings planned, but has started with this one. The full title will be The Rookie: “How you doin?”… Seraphim loved the scene where Alita, the rookie, rolls up to the start-line for the trials, and is her usual happy, cute self, being friendly to the hardened killers all around her, not realising they are all there for only one reason… to kill her! Of course, as soon as she is warned about this, we see her face change from happy teenaged android, to totally confident, 300-year-old killing machine!

This may look pretty amateur at this stage, it’s only an hours work… give it a few more hours, Seraphim knows, from experience, it will look fabulous.

The Promise

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Today, Seraphim visited ‘The Promise’…

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… the recommended windlight is very stark, has a very limited palette…

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… Seraphim loaded black & white into her camera drones, just knowing it would look stunning…

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… she wasn’t wrong…

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… it did.