Now that September has started and Labor Day has come and gone in US, a lot of students are getting ready to head back to school. Myself included.. most of my half was written while trying not fall asleep in class. Throwdown posts might come a bit later from now on cuz I have classes and have to post after them. This time, though, I’m up against Takeshi Kiama, VP of Instyle and author at Essence of SL.
Express Zenovka – Professor Ex
Thing is — I didn’t like high school. I don’t really like college either. Problem sets suck, lectures are usually boring, and tests usually make very sad. However, there’s another side to academia — the professors. I’ve slept through lectures from many extremely intelligent men. Thing is, when you’re sleepy and aren’t actually listening, all you remember of your professors is what made them unique. For some, its little quirks like a head tilt or a slight speech impediment. For some others, its the stories about Germans and vortexes near Lake Victoria or performing the dance of the blue footed booby. For even others, its the questionable fashion taste — clothing they’re fond of but nobody else has seen since 3 decades ago. Putting together all these quirks is the basis of my outfit for today.
During the summer, professors can sleep at their desks while their minions err.. “grad students”… write publications for them. On the first day of classes, Professor Ex wakes up from his midmorning nap to the sound of bright-eyed bushy-tailed freshmen streaming through the halls, eager to begin their college experience.
After fumbling around for his brown suit jacket from Redgrave and then realizing he was still wearing it, he puts on his FNKY aviators and steps out of his office to cross campus, where he’ll be teaching BS.101 to all freshman. The bunny hat from Pillbugg he keeps on his head was a gift from a cute graduate student and hides his balding head from the sun.
Finding the classroom empty, he takes off his jacket and switches to his indoor grandpa glasses from Nylon Outfitters. Lookin outside from the classroom, he thinks of his days as a student, back in California. Back then everyone wore sandals and Hawaiian shirts like the ones he was wearing from Shiny Things and Shiki. Ahh.. the good old days in Surf City.. there were more than two girls for a boy when you made nerds look as cool as he did.
After waiting a half hour and having no students show up, Prof Ex heads to the lab to do some original thinking. While pondering the universe and how it works, he looks down at his Ravenwear academic plaids and wonders how easy it’ll be to clean the chalk dust out of the black fabric. After realizing his new theory is garbage since he accidentally made an S into a 5, he wanders back to his office to take his afternoon nap before heading home.
*PillBugg’s* – Black Bunny Hat (200L)
KTG – “OLD MAN” AVATAR SET” (250L)
KTG – “HIGE” set (white) -BKMT (0L)
FNKY! – Aviator III Glasses (Gun Metal) (300L)
(NO) – Grandpa Glasses – brown (small) (160L)
(Miriel) – Standard Eyes – Pewter (0L)
*REDGRAVE* – SUIT JACKET BROWN (300L)
SHIKI – aloha shirt-COOL PURPLE (160L)
Ravenwear – mens Academic black (100L)
(Shiny Things) – Boho Sandals men – reddish (250L)
Takeshi Kiama – School Daze
You know, I really thought I’d left all this crap behind me. Apparently I still have some er… unresolved issues with my school daze. Yes, I meant to spell it that way. Because that’s what I felt like I was in for most of it.
Now I’m not trying to lead you to believe that I didn’t enjoy school. Some of it was rather good and some of it I could care less if I was strapped into a machine like in Total Recall and have it wiped from my memory for good. (Maybe give the latter a few more years to be developed, eh?)
That aside, I thought I would scout out interesting kit to celebrate my re-entry into… school. God I just got a lump in my throat. Damn you Express!
Navigating the hallways of education can be a tricky thing. One needs to know which camp one belongs too. However if your locker has been assigned to the wrong side and said bully is standing in front of it, well probably not a good idea to yell at them. Even with my snazzy new Redd Columbia notebooks, I think I just annoyed him.
After being left for dead by the bully, there was nothing for it but to hop back up and dust off my new pants. Damn, I just bought these from Sweetest Goodbye. Really cool pants I thought to myself. They’ll look great with my Gritty Kitty Felix teeshirt! (Oh you’ve come a long way baby.)
Clock is ticking, time for class. Ah. My favorite part of the day. Maths. So reliable.
You know if you do it right, you always get the right answer. Class can be so rewarding. I just love school.
Ok so maybe I was daydreaming a bit. Ok maybe more than a little bit.
With that out of the way, I can now relax and dive into my kit. What geeks do best! I’ll tell ya. I have learned through this challenge, I am not a bargain shopper. The skin alone almost killed my budget. I’m such a vain brat. I just wanted to look cute. Mirror Image Levi in Tone 2 is one of my fave skins in SL.
Every school geek needs a messenger bag. This one from CatniP fits the bill nicely. Its cluttered with badges and stuff that will make you cool, though it won’t fool the real cool kids. (Refer to ass-kicking in hallway above)
If your gonna go AFK, do it in style with this BRB/AFK attachment I found in Tableau made by the very talented Cory Edo of Trompe L’oeil. It comes in coding and Photoshop versions.
All in all, not a bad jump back in time. At least I have cooler shoes. Love my PornStar Hi-Tops. I couldn’t click a menu and change mine to match my outfit back then.
Express will no doubt kick my ass on this as I came in just under the budget. God I suck at shopping light! Oh well, maybe if I offer to do his homework.
Maitreya – Rae – Black (200 lindens)
<<MI>> – Levi Tone 2 Shaved (1200 lindens)
Linden Template – Dark brown eyes (0 lindens)
Gritty Kitty:: – Browline Glasses (150 lindens)
Gritty Kitty: – T Shirt Series 1 – worn Felix (200 lindens)
-RC-- School notebooks (100 lindens)
Trompe L’oeil – AFK/Busy Photoshop attachment (250 lindens)
.:-CatniP-:. Messenger -cluttered box (185 lindens)
Sweetest Goodbye – Monochrome Black pants (man) (190 lindens)
Urban Bomb Unit – PornStar Hi-Tops Multicolor v2 (450 lindens)
The Throwdown series is partially sponsored by Hathor Models. Men’s Second Style greatly appreciates their support!