Lob a bit o’luck!

Four-leaf Clover Build Pic (tn)2

✯⁂ ~ Four-leaf Clover Tosser ~ ⁂ ✯ Only three prims – two the same.  It’s a great introduction to lobbers.  When tossed, the clover emits clover particles until it vanishes — if you hit anything it sticks!!  Includes open-perm supplies: scripts for humanoids and tinies, a sculpted 4-leaf clover and textures!

Tuesday 9am – Feb 16 ~ Happy Hippos Classrooms @ Pandorus

Wednesday 2pm – Feb 17 ~ Happy Hippos Classrooms @ Pandorus

Thursday 4pm – Feb 17 … 2016 Happy Hippos Classrooms @ Pandorus

MORE CLASSES?? >> Happy Hippos Calendar

History of class:  Eric Linden wrote the popgun in inventory; all other SL weapons are based on this early code.

About the Sources:

http://www.freestockphotos.biz/stockphoto/14037
With cropping, green haze and color/contrast correction.

https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2012/04/11/18/01/four-leaf-clover-29184_960_720.png
clover particle

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Sakura 桜 !

Scattered flowers randomly change in shades of pink to white
Scattered flowers randomly change in shades of pink to white

✯⁂★ ~ Sakura ! Cherry Blossom Tree ~ ★⁂✯  sculpted prim and particle emitter which changes the color of the scattered blossoms slightly with each toss.  Many other neat particle tricks to avoid the repetition of same particle, same size, same place particle emitters!

Tuesday 9am – Feb 16 ~ Happy Hippos Classrooms @ Pandorus

Wednesday 2pm – Feb 17 ~ Happy Hippos Classrooms @ Pandorus

Thursday 4pm – Feb 17 … 2016

MORE CLASSES?? >> Happy Hippos Calendar

History of class:  The first “dropping tree” class I ever took was with Morrigan Mathilde in 2008.  In those days the tree was flexy and dropped leaves.  Since then I wrote my own “leaf dropping tree” class, with various types of trees up to this one, on a mesh base!  The particles are based on Ama Omega’s March 6, 2004 script, modded by Jopsy Pendragon – Jan 28, 2005 & with some extra randomization by me, on Nov 11, 2012 & Feb 13, 2016!

About the Sources:

Cherry tree,  Cherry flower at Wikimedia Commons, Sakura kanji at Wikipedia  are all public domain / free textures which I modified to work in SL.

Tip Me I’m Irish!

✯⁂ ~  Keg Surprise Tip Jar  ~ ⁂ ✯ Totally new, mesh and torus torture.   Four keg textures, plus mesh tapper and barrel liner. All linked together, only 2LI!  … After thanking the tipper, it sends them a big splash of green beer!   Materials and supplies are open permissions!

Keg Surprise Tip Jar
Keg Surprise Tip Jar – so tempting…

WHEN: Feb 9: Tuesday 9am & Feb 10: Wednesday 2pm

WHERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pandorus/150/137/1523

Happy Hippos Calendar

About the Sources

The sound  “water splash” is from an ancient freebie in SL.

The particle effect is modded from and the particle texture is from Jopsy!! Visit the sim named “Teal” and take the hot air balloon up to the Particle Lab !!  Particle texture also by Jopsy Pendragon from a freebie!

Barrel Textures: Modified from an old texture of mine and overlain with Lepruchan with gold, Bear also ( repeated here ), & Mouse.

 

Hearts Go Round

A long time ago, in an SL sim far away, Jezebele Dagger asked me to write her a music box class… well in those days that meant lots of prims, and three scripts for students to work with (2010-style) and it was an adorable class, with three fishies chasing each other around a round cylinder prim which rotated only the texture… About 3 years ago I taught a “Rotating Ballerina Music Box” class where we spun a single prim with a texture on it… Fast forward to 2016 – mesh is everything – this time we’re spinning a new mesh heart on a new mesh base … and making a mesh key spin!  Special trick for getting the rotating objects back to zero again!!

Happy Heart Music Box
The all mesh Happy Heart Music Box for class

WHEN: Feb 1: Tuesday 9am & Feb 2: Wednesday 2pm

WHERE: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pandorus/150/137/1523

Happy Hippos Calendar

About the Sources

The sound files are from Freesound.org user Pogotron, although they’re easier to find on YouTube. I modified the sounds to upload to SL.  Wikipedia  tells us that “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” is a song consisting of a melody by American composer John Walter Bratton, written in 1907.”  Since it was published before 1923 in the U.S. it’s automatically public domain.

Candy Hearts are OLD!! Your great grandparents probably got green and blue tongues too!  Wikipedia for the win again: Oliver R. Chase invented a machine in 1847 to cut lozenges from wafer candy, similar to Necco Wafers, and started a candy factory.  Daniel Chase, Oliver’s brother, began printing sayings on the candy in 1866. He designed a machine that was able to press on the candy similar to a stamp. The candy was often used for weddings since the candies had witty saying such as: “Married in pink, he will take a drink”, “Married in White, you have chosen right”, and “Married in Satin, Love will not be lasting”.

Candy TypefaceArial Rounded is a Public Domain Typeface

Oodles of hearts base texture: From this wallpaper site.

Floaty Heart Balloon

Valentine Balloon
Be mine… I’ll follow you anywhere!

✯⁂ ~  Valentine Balloon V2 ~ ⁂ ✯ Totally new scripting and all new textures since 2012… Now you wear a magic bracelet & touch it to get a balloon which follows you everywhere attached by new Linden “ribbon” particles.  Get ready for Valentines! … Materials and supplies are open permissions!   Thanks to mouseplay and mccarp for textures & scripting this week!

9am Tuesday & 4pm Wednesday

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pandorus/150/137/1523
http://www.happyhippoedu.com/calendar.html

Funny use of Grendel’s Boxbot in Profile!!

Boxbot!
“1st Life Tab:  … Due to my agreement with the Witness Protection Programme, I am unable to give any information on my private life … “

I admit it; I’m a profile reader… I particularly like humor, satire & the liberal use of Grendel’s Avatars!

The boxbox is free in your Inventory > Library > Clothing > Boxbot folder… OR pick up a free Boxbox 2.0 with amusing spare heads at Grendel’s Children main store freebies section.

Drop me a line!

Drop Mailbox
Drop Mailbox

✯⁂ ~  Drop Mailbox V2 ~ ⁂ ✯ A big mesh upgrade to the 2012 class (first requested by Shady Fox).. now only Three LI when done including post & ground! When a notecard is added, the little flag goes up and the letter appears… oh and MESH mailbox, use anywhere for decor – Get ready for Valentines! … Materials and supplies are open permissions!

WHEN:  9am Tuesday January 19 and 4pm Wednesday January 20, 2016

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pandorus/150/137/1523

Happy Hippos Calendar

Simple scripts & help on my SL wiki page

I wrote a scripting tutorial… try it?