Wednesday, January 22, 2014

New Feature – Be a Noob, Just Don’t Look Like One

By DrFran Babcock

Welcome to this new feature, that will contain short blasts about freebies, group gifts, one Linden items, and lucky board prizes. Desirée is really excited to show you hints and tips so you can look like an oldbie even if you have only been on the grid a few months. Also, you don’t really have to be a noob to take advantage of some of these good buys.

There are a few simple things you can do to change your look from flat to fabulous. If you find a good skin alone, that will go a long way to improving your look.


Nothing identifies a noob more than a poor skin. The skins that come in the Linden Lab library, while better than they have ever been, are still a far cry from acceptable. You can join the Al Vulo group for free, and be treated to a monthly gift skin. The skin for January is just about the best I have ever seen, rivaling skins that cost 1000L or more. The Al Vulo kinder red brow fairy is a delightfully innocent skin, with a dazzling sprinkling of freckles. Visit Al Vulo here: (  ) and join the group. Touch the sign right at the landing point.


The second thing that identifies a noob is eyes. There are a lot of ways to get nice eyes for free, but this time I will tell you about the wonderful HUD and free mesh eyes from KMADD ( ). You can change the eyes to about 35 different colors, and Desirée looks just perfect in the pale green version.


The third noob tip-off is how one’s hair looks. D!va  (  ) always has free hair in their shop, and it’s always a keeper. The hair on the lucky board now is Kalli (Type B) in the delightful Ruby shade that is a trademark D!va color, delicately combining pink and red hair.


OK, DrFran is not a big fan of makeup, but her girlfriends all agree that it really can change the look of an avatar. The lipstick on Desirée is a good example, It’s just subtle enough to change the lips without taking over the look of the face.  These Candy Lips are the Watermelon and Peach version. A whole bunch of soft colors is a group gift from CCM Cotton Candy Monster: ( ). You have to join the group to get the gift, but it is a free join.


There are more free clothes on the grid than anything else, but there is a lot of junk through which to sort. Desirée hopes to help you with this, understanding that everyone has their own taste, so mileage may vary.

A good place to start to look for free clothes is the FabFree Headquarters located at The Wash: ( ). The items displayed in the photo are just a small sampling of what is available:

Pants: Connors Knit Pants Winter Marine
Top: [AB] Mesh Denise Top Je t’aime
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai November Necklace
Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai Slow Waltz Shoes


This freebie/newbie column could become very regular, because Desirée knows that folks are always looking for good things that don’t cost too much. Please show her some comment love, and the column will become a regular feature of the greatest SL journal on the grid. Peace out.

DrFran Babcock

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a great column idea. There have been many times when I have needed to find freebies, when creating an alt or when a new friend joins SL and I want to help them get started.