I haven’t made any videos in a little while. I have to do something about our wedding but I haven’t gotten to it yet. But some friends have made really amazing ones recently that I wanted to share. They have really awesome techniques and tell a story really well! It is exciting to see how creative people can be and how great these came out. These are not just good IMVU videos, these are just great videos!
Life is full of laundry, cleaning and paying bills. IMVU is just the fun part, connecting with people, feeling sexy laughing so hard your cheeks hurt and loving. It’s the best part of life and can be so beautiful. We can’t really fly or feel like this in real life, but in here we can and do share these precious moments and deep feelings. The special moments that simply make your heart soar. It takes some time, building real relationships to get to this point, but you can have the most mind blowing relationships and fun in here.
There’s something magic about this place, the intensity of the feeling and closeness you can reach when you let your heart go and share so deeply. These are just a few examples from the past few days, or in the third video, I guess the past few years. My goal is just to show you how amazing this place can be and capture some of that fun and love.
One of the most special things about IMVU to me, is being able to really truly connect and be there for friends. And one of my longest friendships here has been with Heather. She has faced more challenges than anyone I else I ever knew personally and has been strong and a great friend for two years since I first started here. She’s going through a lot and I just wanted to let her know how special she is to me and how much I love her. I may not be able to talk to her much right now, but I wanted to say loud and clear that I love her and am still here for her.
YouTube Link: http://youtu.be/wO54V42jCmU
This post is about one of my very best and most special friends Ally. I wanted to write something special to her real life girlfriend. It’s not very often that I write to someone that I’ve never met but I feel like I do know you. I’ve never seen Ally so bubbly and happy and I do know the most important thing, that you love Ally and she loves you.
I met her 8 months ago and have probably had more awesome fun and adventures with her than anyone. I don’t get to be there and hold her hand or even see her face but I see her heart in an amazing way and feel her soul shining through. I know you know this but for what it’s worth getting to know her from the inside out has been the most wonderful thing. I honestly couldn’t possibly say enough great things about her.
She is the best friend, the best playmate, and the nicest person. If it sounds like I love her, I certainly do, but our deep friendship has always been the first and most important thing. And I’m happy to say I’m her biggest cheerleader (or should I say Biffest cheerleader). I truly want her to be happy and am thrilled to death about your relationship, I truly am.
I wanted to make something to show how much fun we’ve had and all the amazing memories but how do you boil 2000+ pictures into a couple minutes. Well here’s what I came up with. She is Young, Fun and Hungry but such a good girl!
One of the neat things about IMVU is the worldwide nature of it. Geography doesn’t matter very much in cyber space but the time differences can be a factor when you have dear friends from all over the world. As an example, I come from the Netherlands. Within Europe, we don’t have to deal a lot with time differences, sometimes an hour ahead or an hour back. But many of my friends on here are in America and the time differences can amount to 6, 7, 8, or even 9 hours which makes a difference.
Often I can only see my friends when I really need to go to bed or when I just wake up. Between Kait and I for example, there’s a difference of 6 hours. Fortunately she doesn’t sleep and I can often see her when I wake up. The funniest thing is when they ask how my evening or night is or they say good night when I just opened my eyes after a deep sleep (and hopefully a very nice and beautiful dreams). The good side of that is that no matter when I go on, there are almost always a number of good friends available to talk to.
With friends at a distance you may have to work harder to adjust and find common time and you should definitely write more notes. This may be just a few words to include “I Love You”, a complete story in which you write something about yourself or what you have experienced that day. Write a fun or a sexy story or just simple a poem or some poetry. Try to leave something of yourself in the message so that when you do see each other once again you’ll have some things to talk about together. Messages are timeless and will always read when the other person logs on or check their e-mails messages and are often saved. Even a short note will also show in their inbox if you’re online and will often encourage them to invite or respond.
Love knows no boundaries and one of the neat things about IMVU is the way you get to know people in other parts of the world and other cultures that you never would have been able to before. The friendships you make all add up and create an amazing network connecting and shrinking the world like never before. None of my real life friends have the friends all around the world that I do and it’s very special.
Wendy wrote this and I was looking for a picture to put with it and thought of this song. I was going to put embed a youtube video of this and then realized I had so many pictures and video clips I should probably put together a video for her. This is just a small glimpse into the fun and love we’ve shared. Thank you so much Wendy!!
Also on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpGpGfhlFuE
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I don’t know what kids did in the car before dvd players, or maybe it’s that I don’t know how parents were able to drive kids without dvds. I’m not even sure our car will work right without a disney dvd playing. I have memorized some videos I’ve never even seen. The other day I was listening to a song and realized it was singing about IMVU. The song was “When will my reflection show who I am inside?” from Mulan.
I was going to just link the YouTube video in here but wondered how it would look in IMVU. So I bought it on iTunes and went to a couple rooms and started singing. It’s my first real music video, well other than my Kiss Me one. It is so neat and kind of opens up a lot of neat possibilities. :) I love the words of this song, and don’t know where to put it in here, but it just seems to be about IMVU in a sense.
If you like it please Like it at YouTube or watch it there if you prefer.
If there’s any doubt about the intensity of the emotions and things that just “happen” in here this video blows that out of the water. We just started talking and wound up with another one of those once in a lifetime moments that seems to happen several times a week in here. It used pretty mild GA pose (though there were lots of sexy ones in the room), and pretty mild GA clothes (because neither of us wanted to stop even for a few seconds). But it was one of the sexiest talks that just slayed me. If there was ever any doubt what makes someone sexy I think this proves it’s the emotion and words.
My great friend Susan makes the most amazing rooms and made an awesome video that I think really highlights just a few of the amazing things you can do in here. I think Katy or someone said that this was like the early version of the Holo Deck on Star Trek and I can’t help but think that and see it when I see things like this.
You really are only limited by your imagination in here. Do you wanna be a rock star, go sky diving, or just date that cheerleader you loved in school? Do you want to make an oval office room, dress up and make political commercials out of sound bites? Or have aliens land and take over? Wander around an alien space ship? It really is the holo deck and you can do anything or be anyone you want.
Sharing is what IMVU is all about in many ways, so it seems very natural to want to share a little about yourself, your life and pictures especially with someone you’re close to. They seem so honest and open with you and you love them. Well unfortunately it’s usually people that you were close to that wind up getting get hurt the most when something happens.
Unfortunately what goes up usually comes back down and can come crashing down very fast too. And what seemed safe to share at the time is suddenly very dangerous. But even if it’s not them, there’s a reason why they say once something is put on the net it never dies.
Photos you took with your cell phone record the location and phone number they were taken with. They get saved in a computer which might back things up online. Then either the computer or the backup could be hacked of just wind up revealing things. Old computers get thrown away but the hard drives aren’t usually erased or the data can still be recovered.
If I can make videos from IMVU without much technical knowledge or experience using just free software you have to assume that any webcam is being recorded. Even if the person you’re sharing it with doesn’t do anything with it, their nosy roommate or upset rl partner is finding your webcam session and suddenly it finds its way to a porn site. Then a potential employer years from now finds it doing a background check. Or a divorce attorney uses it to show you are an unfit parent.
I’m married so I have to be more careful because a phone call or chat log or two could plant enough doubt that I might have to leave (especially with all of the stuff I do on the website). Even if you’re not married there’s probably someone you care about or someone you’re going to care about that you would rather not have see everything you’ve done in here. I’m not saying you can’t but at least weigh the potential benefit of sharing your picture against the potential downside before you open that box. Remember, once you open that box you can’t undo it. Or just because it hasn’t come back to bite you yet, don’t assume it never will.
This was a very fun fantasy I think a lot of people have. My friend mentioned it and I found this room which was actually Sheri’s wife’s. I put on my sexy imvu stewardess outfit but then he suggested a twist, that I was a successful business woman on my way to an important meeting in Paris. And he was the fill in pilot.
This was a nice twist since I got to be the one being seduced, and it also made me think afterwards that a guy looking to do something special for his GF could do this very easily without much costume using a public room or making their own, pretty easily. Just put on a pilots uniform if you have one and tell a girl that their jet is ready and invite them. It could be a fun ride.
This video is just the clean part, but it’s pretty fun and will give you ideas for a great fantasy, which is the point of the fantasy section after all. The full video will be in the Private Section in a little bit. But the point is really to share the concept with you here which I hope you like.
It’s also on YouTube IMVU Mile High Club
Don’t ask me about this one in person because it’s embarrassing and I don’t want to talk about it. I wasn’t sure whether I should even write about this. I really don’t like to talk about real life when I’m visualizing sexy things in a chat. I think it’s because to me crossing into real life is where it becomes cheating and I come here for the fantasy. But late at night I like to watch something sexy while I’m on imvu. I like Cinemax or as we call it Skin-omax. I like it because it’s sexy but I don’t feel guilty because it doesn’t feel like porn.
If I’m feeling really bad, I also like RedTube, which is like an adult version of youtube. Someone also told me about PornHub recently too. Unfortunately Lacey isn’t around any more but we used to watch movies together talking about it and teasing each other. When I first started doing videos I used to make mostly porn. It just seemed more fun and I even uploaded a few to Redtube so Holly could see them. They are only for friends and I don’t add many friends there or even watch them any more. I guess I’ve kind of grown a little more and prefer making movies that I can at least share with someone or part of on the website. I also wind up keeping my clothes on more now because I want the pictures to be usable, because I find that I just can’t really use or share the bad ones as much.
A lot of this probably belongs under the category of TMI, too much information! The point of this post was that watching something sexy can make you feel sexier and it even gives you something fun to describe and can make your chat sexier and more descriptive. I admit I can’t or at least don’t do half of the things I see in movies, but sometimes it’s fun to have that inspiration while playing with imvu friends. If you know me you know that IMVU isn’t just sex to me, it’s relationships and being able to open up your heart to special people. But sometimes a little alcohol and sexy TV does make it more enjoyable, hopefully for my partner as well as myself.
There’s a video that went with the picture above, Fairys gone wild, but I put it into the private section for a little too much nudity and threesome sex.
Pictures are your memories here and to me it’s important to save and hold on to them. I want to tell you not only how to take pictures but how to manage and organize them because both are important. I average over 100 pictures and video clips a day and usually at least a gigabyte per day. I know that’s a little crazy but I love it and can give you some of what I’ve learned doing this.
There is no trick to getting the perfect picture. The closest thing I have to a trick if you want to call it that, is to take several pics of anything and then I can pick the very best one. And it’s really no harder to name and move 30 pictures at a time than it is two or three.
I take three types of pics (each explained in detail below) . Well one is a video clip not a picture but you organize them the same way. I also use hiressnap and screen captures. Occasionally I use HiRes NoBG but not as much. NoBG is helpful for portrait type pics but that’s all.
The simplest way to start taking good pictures is just to use the command *hiressnap. It will take a good high quality picture and put it on your desktop. It doesn’t take the whole screen if you have a big or wide screen and it doesn’t show the bubbles which sometimes are important. It’s also easy to use and doesn’t require any program.
I use this a lot, and have programmed a key on my keyboard to do it even faster. It has a sister command *hiresnobg which does the same thing but without the background. As I mentioned above this isn’t really as useful to me especially since I don’t actually edit them very much. But it’s good for portrait type pics for your profile or a wall picture. A friend uses them for her webpage and they look nice and professional.
HyperSnap for screen shots
There are a few ways to take screenshots but I really like Hypersnap. It’s free to use with a logo on it which you can crop out or inexpensive to register. The advantage of it is that it captures the bubbles which are often necessary to tell the story.
It also captures the whole screen wider than the hires one. I also like that it includes the name bar on the bottom so I have the names handy if I need them. I use the control W command to capture just the window of your screen without the text or your credit info. You can also program this to work with the Print Screen button to make it easy.
Hyper Cam 2 for Video Clips
The third tool I use for taking video clips is a free program called HyperCam2. It’s free and a great tool for taking videos. It loads fast and takes very few resources and gives you a lot of control. Make the capture area something close to 800 x 600 in the center of your window where loading won’t show up.
It’s also nice to click the clothing bottom button so you see the typing in the window. It makes it feel more like a real conversation. Another tip for videos is that this works great with Dragon Naturally Speaking. That’s how I talk and takes videos at the same time (and still have a hand free if I need it).
I’ve also recently learned to use F3 to edit out some of the space between bubbles a little which makes the clips more useable. You’ll want to take multiple small clips too rather than one big one if possible. It gives you more ability to edit things more easily.
I’ll write another post in a little bit about what I use to combine your pics and clips into a video.
Organizing your pics
The HighRes pics go to your desktop by default and I haven’t found any way to change that so I made my desktop the default place for the other programs too. It forces me to rename them more often and quickly which is a good thing. I changed the default location for the other programs to all go to the desktop too so they’re all in one place rather than having different types in different places.
How you name them is important. The first word of the name should be the main or most important person in the pic followed the name of anyone else in it worth mentioning. Then include a word or two about the activity and also the location. I find those are the things you’ll want to search for. For people I have a lot of pics of I include the month number and date to prevent duplicates. I also started using some category words recently. I name the group of friends because sometimes I want to search within that group. I recently started visiting a new group after Brenda’s collaring and if I search on Holm I can see the 250 pics I have of them no matter who is in them.
I used to file the pics in folder by person. But since I got a new computer with windows 7 which is better at searching I don’t bother. I just make one folder per month because that’s easy to do but also helpful since I often know how long ago something was taken.
This is kind of long and involved and you certainly don’t have to do this much to take some nice pics. But hopefully you can pic up a tip or idea that will help. This is the type of thing nobody teaches you and it can be a lot of fun and help you keep that great IMV feeling.