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Sticking my feet in

So. I’ve done two fireworks shows since returning inworld. I’ve also rented a shop space, not really that I have a whole lot to sell but I have a little and it feels good to have a home base. I set up a sewing machine and a crude counter in there so it feels like a work studio.

I love that Philomena is still a place, if a slightly different iteration than I recall. It’s really really surreal knowing there’s a street named after me. I’m just this elf, ya know?

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Make Your Prims Count Part 3: Tables

Welcome once again to the third in a series on prim efficiency in building. These tutorials are geared especially to beginner-/intermediate-level builders; I try to make them as easy-to-follow as I can, but if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them. Let me know what you think, and show them to your friends!

OK, so, today I’ve got a handful of low prim table ideas. If you make a simple table with four legs, you’re using five prims already. Never mind if you want any kind of detail. These tables, however, have no more than two prims apiece. They don’t need any scripting–we’ll leave that to the chairs, later on–so they should be pretty simple.
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Make Your Prims Count Part 2: Lighting

Welcome to my second post on ways to cut back on prim use for your home, shop, or club. Today I’m going to do a bit on lighting. It’s kind of surprising how prim-intensive lighting can get, especially in objects like candles and torches. I once saw a wall torch with twenty-two prims, and can’t for the life of me figure out how they can even get that many on there! I own a taper candle in a holder, a gift from a friend, which has 8 prims. And so today I’m going to show you how to take a huge bite out of your prim usage, as well as show you some of the basics of lighting.
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Making Your Prims Count Part 1

Making Your Prims Count: Part 1 Bar and stools

Welcome to the first in a series of posts about making your prims go further, especially for your club or shop. When I first got the parcel for the Wee Little Irish Pub, I realized I only had 116 prims to work with, and so I had to get resourceful. So now I’m going to show you some of the tricks and tips I learned along the way, and hopefully you’ll find them useful for saving prims at your place.

Some basic building and scripting knowledge is useful for this project, but I’m going to try and make it as easy on you as I can.

Today, I’m going to show you how I made the bar and stools. I’m always looking for a balance between prim economy and aesthetics; often, better-looking items have more prims. But I wanted to get absolutely minimal on prims, in this case, so I’m going to show you how to make a minimal prim bar and stool that really looks good and doesn’t have people thinking “Wow, she really cheaped out on prims.”

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