It took me far too many years to realise that I love a bit of murder of an evening. Obviously I don’t mean I go out and kill people, but I read horror and mystery at bedtime. I’ve mentioned before how it has more or less stopped my nightmares and relaxes me. I know… strange.
Anyway, when I saw that there was a Bates Motel in SL, I became very excited and booked myself in for the weekend. I thought I would immerse myself into the cold and unbalanced atmosphere and read ‘Psycho’ by Robert Bloch, something I’ve not yet done.
In fact, I was so excited, I didn’t read the brochure at all, just called to book myself a double room and set off in a cab.
Upon arrival… well, you must be able to see what I couldn’t… It’s not the Bates Motel, it’s the Master Bates Motel and it was aimed at someone with vastly different pre-slumber activities in mind.
I sulked all the way home.
What to wear in Second Life today?
Pose | Serendipity – Confused in love (Serendipity Marketplace)
Sign | BUENO – Master Bates Motel Sign – White-Wall (Romp, 15 – 29 Oct)
Bag | -David Heather-Vache Bag/C/Sienna (David Heather Mainstore)
Shoes | Addams Oxford Shoe (Addams Mainstore : Addams Marketplace)
Top | -tres blah- Olsen Sweatshirt Batty (Collabor88) or (Collabor88 Camshop Sim)
Pants | Addams Grecia Suit Pants [Mait/2Sli/3Bell/5ss](Addams Mainstore : Addams Marketplace)
Hair/Hat | *Besom Oracle Blondes (Epiphany, 15 Oct – 15 Nov)
You, I’m sure, think I’m joking over the confusion between Bates Motel and Master Bates Motel. In fact, Mikel of Bueno sent me the sign over and I said to him ‘Oh I love that show, cool’. He didn’t reply (and in retrospect, must have been a tiny bit confused at my response). I then said ‘That means a vastly different outfit is required’. And he said ‘It’s decor’. ‘I know…’ I replied.
I swear the only conversations I’ve had with that man have painted me as a lunatic.
Because, upon seeing the words Bates and Motel, I’d already got this whole wonderful thing in mind, me – dressed a little like a stylish detective (if there is such a thing) and the Bates Motel, and murder and intrigue. I decided to go with it, rather than go durrrrty. 😀
All lack of murder aside, the sign’s a good ‘un. If you want a rude place in which to er… be alone, it’s definitely the neon sign for you!
Besom have a gorgeous array of hairs at Epiphany right now, I love Oracle because the hat sits quite low on my detective-type face, but the hair is not flat and boring at all. You should go have a play and see which you can win – they’re all stunning.
Here’s a well lit, no shit shot of the outfit… click to see it larger.
Finally, here is my ‘jigging for the rigging’ video. I feel safe and secure in the clothes, but not necessarily at that grotty motel.