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Saturday 14 August 2010

New hair styles - for the Victorian gent

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Four new male hair styles, or rather four hair types in the same new style. This is a Victorian style, very conservative, slicked down and quite close-cropped. It has sideburns, a floppy fringe, and a side parting. I expect that it will work very well with most hats, but one thing of which I am absolutely certain is that it will work perfectly with all of my hats, following judicious application of Magellan's Patent Cranial Ordinator.

All these styles are in the Caledonia shop already - just go to the back of the shop and look in the window display. You may like to try on one or two of the Regency styles too, while you are there.

Wednesday 28 July 2010

Hair upgraded, yet again

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Blue Mars recently added a new shader specifically for hair. It took a little while to figure it out, but now that I have, I have applied it to my existing Regency hair styles. The result is a look that has a more realistic sheen. This, combined with better normal mapping and diffuse textures, has created the pomaded, Macassar oiled, look that was once rather popular. These hair styles will look quite different under varying lighting conditions, just as real hair does. For now, I am displaying the new hairstyles alongside the older ones, together in my shop in Caledonia. Should you own or buy one style, I will be happy to let you have the same colour in the other style for only ß50, the minimum I can charge.

All of these hairstyles, old and new, work with all of my hats, completely glitch-free on the standard avatar, thanks to Magellan's Patent Cranial Ordinator.

Sunday 11 July 2010

Magellan's Patent Cranial Ordinator - for hats and hair that work together

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Mr Magellan has developed a patent Method and Apparatus whose concerted operation provides a CERTIFIED FIT between Hair and Hat, thereby ensuring that no ill-fitting Headgear will disgrace the Blue Mars Gentleman. Based on sound Scientific Principles and EXACTING engineering Standards, Magellan's Patent Cranial Ordinator prescribes a truly sympathetic harmony between Coiffure and Chapeau, betwixt Mane and Mitre. No more Locks sprouting  through Sir's Bowler, GONE for eternity any unbecoming Tufts atop the Topper.

Yes, we all say! Mr Magellan's Hats and Hair are CERTIFIED mutually compatible.

But remember, there is unfortunately no Protection against Glitching with unusual body Shapes. Mr Magellan's Items are designed, tested and certified on the standard Avatar only.

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Nota Bena: Magellan's Patent Cranial Ordinator must not be confused with the far inferior foreign  Conformator illustrated beneath. Such foreign Methods leave the Hair untouched and therefore FAIL in the Task of preserving a Gentleman's Appearance and DIGNITY.

Conformator

Saturday 10 July 2010

Men's hairstyles have all been upgraded

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All four of my men's hairstyles have been upgraded, with a very specific and important goal in mind - compatibility with hats. Carefully avoiding the term 'hair replacement', I should point out that these are not new products, per se, but are most certainly intended as upgrades to previous versions. All I have done is make small changes so that the hair will not glitch with hats, and owners of these styles may not even notice the differences. Does this change indicate that hats may soon be in the shops? You might well think so!

It is a good time to outline my policy in regard to upgrades. If you own one of my products and you notice that the version number (I use a number system like this: Mk I, Mk II, Mk III, etc) of that item in the shop is higher than that of the item you own, you are entitled to an upgrade, and you are also free to keep the previous version too, just in case you like having the choice of both. At present I am unable to give free transfers, but if you contact me, I will arrange for a transfer of the latest version to you at the current minimum price of ß50. We will have to meet in my shop to do this.

In future, I hope that providing upgrades becomes an automatic process, and that it will be cost-free, but for now, in these days of beta, that remains a dream.

Tuesday 11 May 2010

A Blue Mars first: men's hair

I'm delighted to be the first independent developer to bring men's hair into Blue Mars. I call this Regency Male Hair. The style is that favoured during Regency times (and also in the 1980s and the last few years, too). The hair is fairly short at the back, heavy at the front, and curling forward around the frame of the face. I understand that in the 19th Century it had been modelled on notions of the hair styles of the ancient Romans. The other striking feature of this style is that the sideburns are lush and long. It is a classic, and I hope that it becomes lastingly popular in Blue Mars.

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The style is available in four colours: light brown, auburn, dark brown, and black. All four are now on display in Shop No 1 in Beach City.