Bunny Brickworks — Post 6 Grrrl

by Alphaville Herald on 21/10/08 at 10:09 pm

[It's Bunny, bitches! I swear that will be the only Britney connotation in here, no shaving off prim hair or dropping prim babies in the virtual swimming-pool ... No, I won't leave the Post 6, I am sorry to burst your bubbles. You will have to put up with me, my articles and pictures a little longer. The reason I decided to make my own Post 6 is my RezDay on 24th October; I thought it was time to sum up my experience after two years in this virtual world. The pictures were taken by former Post 6ers, namely Amaliscious Destiny, Seikatsu Koba and Nate Ninetails – yes, I have chosen the best for the job!]


I joined SL after reading an article about virtual worlds in an issue of Technology Review. As an avid The Sims player I considered it another opportunity to waste time on building houses and dressing up dolls – not knowing about the social impacts it would involve. I created an account and jumped in world. My first mission was to make my avi look good. While waiting for Paypal to activate my account, I discovered the Free Dove. It was my second day in SL and it was the day I met the person who would become the most important and most valuable for me – Valjean. Not only did he keep me from wearing boxes on my head, he also became a loyal friend, one who would stand by my side when life got rough, and the one person I look most forward to at the weekends.

We started exploring what this virtual world had to offer. I was amazed by the talent and creativity of builders and scripters. We went snowboarding and ice skating, windsurfing and dolphin riding. The same things you can do in real life but here we could do it all in only two hours. Second Life had caught me.


It was the time when the grid was offline for routine maintenance every Wednesday. The maintenance Wednesday was usually followed by a nothing-works Thursday, a we-are-working-on-it Friday, a weekend when things worked almost normal and a Monday that made you scream for maintenance Wednesday again. There were no sculpted prims; there was no Windlight, Voice or flexi hair. But I loved it nonetheless.

I started to learn building. In the meantime some RL friends had joined SL and together we enjoyed torturing prims. The first venture was a furniture store. Not because we were keen on selling but all those things were in our inventories and we wanted to show them off to the world. That’s how GaZoV DeSiGnS was born. But a furniture store needs prims, lots of them and so we started experimenting with tiny prims and made our own accessories. Little Asian fans that would poof flower petals, schoolbags with Hello Kitty prints and anything cute and whimsical we could think of. We still love creating more than selling, don’t care much about profits and marketing. As long as we make enough to pay the rent for our stores, we are good. Most of our things are given our for free to our group members and friends.


That’s the thing that marks Second Life for me – generosity. People sharing their creations, offering you land, objects, scripts for free – just because they can. I would like to thank three of the most incredible landowners in SL for giving me a home, a place to put my store on, for always leaving the light on and keeping a house warm. Lasla Mannock, Alidar Moxie and Amaliscious Destiny – three women who constantly amaze me with their generosity, their loyalty and creativity.

Women … yes, my virtual world is a woman’s world. While my RL is dominated by male friends and business partners, my SL is a mostly female dominated world. My sisters and I live in Dollz Town, a pinup/burlesque themed sim. Girls in lingerie everywhere! I work as a photographer for the Dollz Modeling Agency and I am the editor of Dollz Magazine. I don’t consider my work a burden – it is a passion.


There are so many talented ladies out there and I am more than proud that they have become close friends over the years. Jenn Villota whom I consider the most talented 3D artist ever. Her pictures usually blow me off and her friendship is something I will always treasure and appreciate; she is probably the most genuine person I ever met in SL. CodeBastard Redgrave who was one of the few people who managed to impress me. She is sweet and caring and her FilterCam allows me to explore new ways in SL photography.

SL photography and 3D art are my favorite waste of time. While the Post 6 photo shoots are mostly inpromptu and strongly depend on the quality of the models and locations, the pictures I create for Flickr are thoroughly planned and staged. I get a lot of inspiration from music and movies. But it can also be a certain pose (5ifth Order rocks!) or location that inspires me. Weapons and wings are standard props in my pictures and a part of my work will be exhibited at the opening of the Nightflowers sim on 8th November.


That’s my second life: I work, I create, I take pictures, and I have friends. Pretty much like my first life. The only difference is that I wear a tail and fluffy ears in SL. I have my likes and dislikes – many of them. I deeply detest gestures and mute each and everyone around me using them. Child avis are icky; bling and facelights are a visual nuisance. I don’t get the hang out of Gor and endless discussions with slaves (and even worse their creepy masters) why I wouldn’t accept their Post 6 application are really tiring. The basic rule is ‘I don’t feature avis who spend their SL on their backs or knees’ which means no escorts and no slaves. My Post 6 – my rules! I mute and kick everyone who asks for poseball sex. I am tired of justifying myself for it, get over it! I reserve the right to make snotty comments about people taking their RP to public non-RP places. Really people … you can do your BDSM and Gor stuff wherever you like but if you do it in a normal shoe shop, you will have to live with my mean comments. I don’t pull my guns and shoot random people in a store just because I used to do combat RP in CoLA and Midian either. But apart from all that, I really love SL.

That’s me Bunny Brickworks, love me or hate me, I really couldn’t care less. I want to thank you for reading, thank my former Post 6ers for the wonderful photo shoots and for being willing to put up with all the little basement trolls commenting your articles (seriously, what’s wrong with you guys?) and most of all Pixeleen who made all this possible.

28 Responses to “Bunny Brickworks — Post 6 Grrrl”

  1. Seikatsu Koba

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    Great post Bunny, bravo!

  2. Peter Stindberg

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    The most funny thing was when we talked for almost an hour in English before we found out we have the same native tongue. I thoroughly enjoyed our photosession together, and even though I see you not as much as I’d prefer (partly due to your nocturnal schedule [I still have to check for Vampire teeth]), I enjoy the times we meet and chat very much.

    Folks, Bunny is one of the few and rare genuine persons in SL, and one of the even more rare persons whose RL avatar is more pretty than their SL avatar.

  3. Tarissa

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    I love you! ♥

  4. Laleeta

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    *wolf whistles*
    Bunny you are so smexy!
    I loved reading about how your SL life started and evolved, congrats on doing this post :)

  5. Nate Ninetails

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    When you asked me to take some of your Post 6 pictures, I was really touched. How could I resist? I know you since your first day and you always impressed me. You always worked on your AV to reach more skills. You mentioned these skills already, so I will just say: Thank you!!! Muah! I love you!

  6. Moggs Oceanlane

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    I love you. You are a crazy wonderful person who says what she thinks, takes no prisoners and makes me laugh. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to meet you.

    To the artists – great pictures!

  7. Trinity Dechou

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    I adored our photo session together. It came at a time when I was struggling with SL and that few hours of alien, noob bashing in a mental ward was the breath of fresh air I needed.

    You are a very talented woman who makes me laugh until my sides hurt.

    I too am very glad we met and I had the opportunity to be a Post6. x

  8. Marx Dudek

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    It’s so nice to see the face behind Post 6 in front of the camera! Thank you so much for sharing with us, Bunny!

  9. Bunny Brickworks

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    OMG, I see five former Post 6ers commenting here. The fact that you’re still talking to me shows me that it wasn’t such a bad experience for you all. Thank you soooo much for the time we spent and for being such awesome people and good friends. One day I’m going to write a novel about our photo shoots and the fun it was :)

    And the three other ladies here: get your sexy booties in front of my camera soon! Hell, I love you all a bunch!!!

    Thanks again Seik and Nate for the awesome pictures you took. It was so much fun to be on the other side of the camera for a change and to work with such talented people. Mwah.

  10. Jenn Villota

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    LOVE U!!!!!

    i am lucky to have u as a friend!!

    thank you for being who you are



  11. Darkley

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    Wow, Bunny, you look marvellous :)

    congrats on being chosen for Post 6 ;)

  12. Stephan Peck

    Oct 22nd, 2008

    Folks seem to have short memories. I recall one of the sins of the previous post 6 publisher was to post herself. Now granted, in Penny’s case she had far more problems then simply that.

    But it wasn’t all that long ago, and it was a mistake that had a hand in getting Bunny this job. I guess those who don’t learn from past mistakes are doomed to repeat them.

  13. Yasha Shirakawa

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    Hey Bunny sweety, im So happy to see you in front of the camera for once. I simply loved your professionalism, and down to earth attitude. It shows in each interview you do.

    Im happy you sent me this link, and im happy to read up on one of the best Herald SL Editors…

    Yasha Shirakawa

  14. Gina

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    All right then :-]

    quote: “yes, I have chosen the best for the job!”

    WTFF!! Okay they’re waaaaay better than you but they still suck! And besides that, only 1 can be the best and that happens to be moi! Pfffff! Who is it that managed to make you look like a stuffed elephant on the last picture? Or is that photographer better than i thought after all. HUH?!!

  15. Gina again

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    Soooo heheh joking aside, the pics aren’t that bad actually ;)

    I love the way you’re driven to write your articles and do you photographic work in SL. It was really an honour for me to be on the other side of the camera!


  16. Sen

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    “Folks seem to have short memories. I recall one of the sins of the previous post 6 publisher was to post herself. Now granted, in Penny’s case she had far more problems then simply that.

    But it wasn’t all that long ago, and it was a mistake that had a hand in getting Bunny this job. I guess those who don’t learn from past mistakes are doomed to repeat them.”

    I’m guessing we’ll soon be reading “Bunny has retired from her position as Post 6 wotsit so she can spend more time with her family (or possibly her mutual masturbation cicle). In her place, please welcome the new Post 6 wotsit who will undoubtedly last a similarly short length of time before realising she’s about to be similarly retired and so publishes a Post 6 about herself while she has the chance because no one else ever will”.

    Oh and…

    “That’s me Bunny Brickworks, love me or hate me, I really couldn’t care less.”

    I love the feigned indifference you get from writers like this. If you really didn’t care, you wouldn’t need to tell us.

    Next time round, can we have a Post 6 wotsit who actually features interesting people who aren’t a bunch of luvvy darlings from their personal circle of masturbation? Oh what am I saying? I’m talking about Bunny like she’s already gone, my bad. But can we?

  17. Bunny Brickworks

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    Ginaaaaaa!!! You will burn in hell for your comments you little brat!

    Stephan, thanks for your worries but I don’t have any plans to leave the Post 6 any time soon. I needn’t learn any lessons from the past as the background and the circumstances are totally different. But really, it’s so sweet that you are concerned about my professional future *bats lashes*

    Sen, I guess the only one masturbating here is you when you’re sitting in mom’s basement, jerking off on weekly pixel boobs and the oh so nasty comments you’re making here. Actually, it’s retarded Demerol babies like you that give me a certain job satisfaction and make me post my stuff week by week. And now, would you please take your hands out off your sticky pants again and drop the pants in the laundry so mom can wash them for you and you look nice and shiny when you’re going back to high school somewhere near your trailer park tomorrow morning? Thanks!

  18. Carmen

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    Lovely to see a great post 6 and a great deal more nice comments than bad. What is it with people that belittle everyone here, where is your sense of fun and humour. There is more than enough places to have a go at people on the net for far more important matters than the shape of an av. In my case poor spelling etc.

    Get a life people SL should be fun.

    Bunny is great

  19. Oli

    Oct 23rd, 2008

    “Folks, Bunny is one of the few and rare genuine persons in SL,” no shit! aren’t you all loonies rare? and who is really genuine in SL when all of you hide behind a keyword?! Moron!

    “I love you! ♥” aghhh I’m about to throw up!

    “Thanks again Seik and Nate for the awesome pictures you took.” I have seen talent, and trust me these people are NOT talented AT ALL, they are just playing at being something! go get a real camera and show us what you can do. I’m truly disgusted.

    “thank you for being who you are” I’m glad I don’t know who she is … man I would kill myself if I did.

    Gina if I were you I would learn to write before making stupid comments, for example learn to capitalize your “I” oh! right you can barely speak English … sorry my bad. For a reason you were not asked to take pictures, I doubt you are any better than the so-called SL photographers that are trying to make Rabbit look like a person or even beautiful … pffff

    Sen, WTF are you talking about? that comment doesn’t make any sense! you too learn to write before you post any thing man!

    You are all a bunch of pixel-loving-loonies.

  20. Anonymous

    Oct 24th, 2008


  21. whatever

    Oct 24th, 2008

    “The basic rule is ‘I don’t feature avis who spend their SL on their backs or knees’ which means no escorts and no slaves. My Post 6 – my rules!”

    Yet how many post 6′s do we see that talk about how they were/are escorts, strippers, etc? Oh, I’m sure none of them ever had/have pixel sex on a regular basis. *rollseyes* Gimme a Break.

  22. Moggs Oceanlane

    Oct 25th, 2008

    [Taps her foot in impatience as she holds a bucket out to Oli].

    C’mon… get all that bile out.

    Many people in SL **are** genuine. SL is not a game it’s a virtual environment that is used for a range of applications including gaming, chatting/communication, education, artistic endeavours, forums and business meetings, film making/Machinima and it’s true, it can be used for cyber sex too. The diversity of people in Second Life and what they do in the virtual environment is huge – to make one judgement about all residents and all activities demonstrates a lack of rational thought.

    The people I associate with in world range from their 20s to their 70s. Some are highly educated, some have minimal education, some are god fearing, some are atheist, some are from low socio-economic backgrounds while others come from privileged backgrounds. Some are also my real life work colleagues, friends sisters and (gasp) parents.

    As for hiding behind a keyword (what does that even mean?) – many openly share real life pictures and/or information while others choose not to … sometimes it’s nice to not be put into a box because of age, gender, religion, sexuality, disability or any of the other things people like to make assumptions and judgements about. Second Life has been advertised on the US Autistic website as being a good environment for those with Autism and Aspergers. At a recent educational event I attended in world a number of people were discussing how they worked with disabled groups and bedridden individuals who loved the environment as they could operate in the virtual world without the discrimination they received in the real world.

    The most interesting thing about your commentary was that someone with such obvious disregard for those who immerse themselves in Second Life took time out to write comments on a site dedicated to Second Life/pixel lunacy.

    People in my real world environments (work, family and friends) know I spend time in Second Life — do people in your world know that you spend time looking at pictures of avatars and commenting on them? One might think you are a little obsessed by pixels too. Surely there are better things for you to be doing that wasting you words on a bunch of pixel-loving-loonies?

    I love my life which includes both the physical environment and pixel lunacy. I make no apology.

    And I do adore Bunny, so I guess this bucket is still needed.

    [Nudges the bucket closer to Oli's face].

  23. Bunny Brickworks

    Oct 25th, 2008

    @whatever: Please go and do your homework before you start ranting. We had 1 (one) girl namely BettieAnne who used to work (simple past tense, meaning ‘happened in the past and is no longer true/valid’) as an escort and quit and 1 (one) girl namely Yasha who is working as a stripper. Neither of them is in the escorting business (anymore), nor a slave. ‘Gimme a break’? Well, just take that break to read up on the past articles and as soon as you have done it, you may come up and spill your crap. Get your facts straight, man, your rant is just ignorant and stupid.

    @Oli: Loonies? The fact that you have so much time to spill your poison clearly shows who the loonie is. I am sorry that your life seems to be so miserable that the only pleasure you get is by making hate-laden comments in a pixel newspaper. Seriously, I pity you. Maybe you’d find some people who tell you that they love you too if you worked a little on your social skills.

  24. hauty

    Oct 25th, 2008

    You know damned good and well that these POST-6 WHATEVERS that the Herald posts are intended to get the readers to come out of the woodwork and post hate filled responses to what are certainly lame excuses for electricity consumption.

    The whole purpose is to put these freaks up on stage for the rabble to gawk at and throw tomatoes towards.

    So get back up there and stand still…

  25. Bunny Brickworks

    Oct 27th, 2008

    Sorry hauty, but I’ve never been the ‘shut up and swallow’ person. And as the Post 6 Mistress I never intended ‘to get the readers to come out of the woodwork and post hate filled responses to what are certainly lame excuses for electricity consumption’ but to feature the diversity of people in SL. And I haven’t met any freaks among them so far, but I see a lot of freaks commenting the articles …

  26. Moggs Oceanlane

    Oct 27th, 2008

    Laughs and agrees with hauty… you do page six and you should expect people to throw interesting words and phrases… it’s part of the fun. *grins and skips off*

  27. Amyla Wakowski

    Oct 28th, 2008

    @whatever: stripper != prostitute

  28. Amaliscious Destiny

    Nov 9th, 2008

    My sweet Bun Bun, you are such an amazing, talented, crazy, chickie and I love you to pieces! You make me proud to call you my SL sista. Mwah

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