Inaugural post

Welcome to the first post at Kitheres Industries’ blog!

There isn’t much here yet, and I’m working on adding a customized template fairly soon to coincide with some new content I’ve been working on, but i figured I’d kick off my postings to this blog while I felt like posting (and also since it’s pretty late and I don’t really want to start filling my head with CSS and HTML 😛 )

In any case, those who are familiar with Kitheres will know that it’s mostly been my scifi/fantasy based hobby/business, which has mostly taken a backburner to my tree business, Organica.

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at developing Kitheres further though, because I have always been interested in avatar customization, coming from an illustrative and character design background.  So within the next couple of months, along with a bunch of other personal and location changes, I’ll be posting a bit about various things I’m working on as well as products that I am releasing.

Elyion Alecto modelling a work-in-progress skin for Kitheres
Elyion Alecto modelling a work-in-progress skin for Kitheres

For one thing, I’m pleased to announce that I am working on a new set of skins for general and genre use.  I’ve sent around several editions for testing, and will probably begin working out skin tones based on their finalized bases within the next couple of days.  After that, probably some basic makeup options, finalizing a building for my store, and then prep for some major changes to my overall presence in SL.  Basically, I will be upgrading Sylvan to a full region, so my first point of order is to move over all my Organica stuff, set up Kitheres in the sim as well, then completely re-landscape the sim to take advantage of added primmage, etc.

And then hopefully work stuff will catch up with me ;P

Sooo yeah.  Busy busy next little while. Pretty optimistic though, as long as I keep the pace up, i guess!

Anyhow, I wanted to publicly thank the folks (Leilany Lafollette, Vivianne Draper, Zorena Deckard, Zuleika Deere, Kira Zobel, Vertigo Paris, Dahlia Eilde, Arilynn Karu, Charlemagne Allen and Ash Garden) who have been a great help with testing thus far.  There’s a bit of testing left yet, but i really, really appreciate the help you’ve all provided thus far!

Wildflowers, grass and spruce trees released.

Brighten up your land with Organica’s wide selection of wildflowers!

– 8 varieties of plants available so far.
– 4 shapes to fit most terrain situations
– Low Prim, ratioed sculpts.
– mod, copy, no transfer.
– requires SL 1.21 or better for proper viewing.
– L$200 per variety, L$1000 for fatpack of all 8.

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Let a little evergreen in to your forest!

Organica is pleased to present these evergreen spruce trees for your enjoyment.

– includes evergreen, frosted, and snowy editions.
– 3 prims, ratioed sculpts.
– mod, copy, no transfer.
– requires SL 1.21 or better for proper viewing.
– L$750 for pack of all three.

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Low Prim Grass for your landscaping needs!

– Includes 5 different types of grass
– 4 different shapes to fit most terrain
– Low Prim, ratioed sculpts.
– mod, copy, no transfer.
– requires SL 1.21 or better for proper viewing.
– L$500 for full pack. Limited time L$250 rebate offered if you previously purchased ‘Low Prim Grass’ from Organica (IM Aki Shichiroji for more details).

Come see all of these products (and more) on display at Organica’s main store in Sylvan:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sylvan/178/100/51

Something Sinister in Sylvan!

Join us on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, from 7-10PM for Something Sinister in Sylvan!

Scheduled so far are:
DJ Todd Action 7-8PM
DJ Aki Shichiroji 8-9PM
DJ Erehwon Yoshikawa 9-10PM

There will be a L$1000 prize each for best lady and gent in costume! Since this gives you a few days to plan, you have fair warning!

Come on over, bring your friends, and be prepared for a night of fantastic music, dancing and good times in an immersive atmosphere!

IM Aki Shichiroji for a direct TP or use this LM at your leisure:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Sylvan/116/55/36

We look forward to seeing you there!

Aki Shichiroji

October update – New birches and Sleepy Hollow inspired tree

Hi all!

I’ve been away a bit this month and pretty busy with work, so I have a short update this month.

Before I get to the new releases, I’d like to announce that Niccia Straaf has won the draw for a $1500L value voucher at Organica for submitting an answer to the survey posted last month via the Subscribomatic. Congratulations, and thanks to everyone who sent in their replies!

Two new tree products have been released –

The Hollow Tree

Check out this full scale reproduction of the hollow tree from Sleepy Hollow!! Complete with fog generator, skulls and severed heads, this is the centerpiece you need for your halloween display! Offered no mod/copy/no transfer.

Birch #2

These new birches feature all new textures and sculpts, once again in spring/summer, fall, and winter styles. They are clusters of four trees each and available mod/copy/no transfer and mod/no copy/transfer.

More to come soon, I hope, so keep your eyes open for new notices!

Thanks for your interest!
Aki Shichiroji
Organica Specialty Trees

Winston Ackland performing Sat, Sept 6 in Sylvan

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and live musician Winston Ackland will be joining us at the Sylvan outdoor stage, from 4-5PM.

Years of writing and recording songs of various pop flavors, Winston Ackland manages to find several voices for his music to match the ones in his head. Often betraying the softer side of angry punk and rock songs, he turns these classics into gentle bossa novas with great success. Elvis Costello said recently that Winston’s smooth lounge rendition of Elvis’s “Pump It Up” was his all time favorite of any cover of any of his songs.

In Second Life, Winston connects with his audiences as only a very few are able. His shows are celebrations of virtual gathering with old friends you haven’t met yet.

Join us as we relax and enjoy his wonderful tunes!

New Releases – 2 elms, 1 oak

Two elm trees and a previously unreleased large oak tree!


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1)This 25m tall elm is Organica’s first. The tree comes mod/copy/no transfer, and features a small treehouse to hang out in. This tree is constructed with sculpted and regular prims.

2) About 20m tall, this is a younger, more groomed elm. It’s available mod/no copy/transfer and mod/copy/no transfer and is constructed from sculpted and regular prims.

3) Previously unreleased due to insufficient available space, this tree is now available for viewing and purchase. Over 30m tall and wide, this would be a wonderfully majestic addition for your home. It is offered mod/copy/no transfer.

Everything’s viewable at Organica’s main store, located in Sylvan!

Organica Trees part of “MidSummer Night’s Dream” production

Aug 15, 16, 17, Ivy Falls Talent is playing sold out shows of their production of Shakespeare’s ‘A MidSummer Night’s Dream’. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be included in the group of folks who donated stuff to their set decoration, which is fabulous – all put together by Rekka Berchot.



I have to say I really never anticipated seeing my work in such a professionally put together production, and I really hope things go well for them.

I was kinda slow on the uptake to get tickets though… so I don’t think I’ll be able to attend.

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Grand opening of new sim and Organica’s new main store!

All are welcome to attend the Grand Opening of my new (and first evar!!) sim, Sylvan! The island will be host to a number of things, but for now just the ground level, which will be an immense outdoor area, as well as the new main location for my tree store, Organica! Festivities will begin at 9AM and run until 4PM, Saturday August 2, 2008, and will include DJ sets as well as a live performance by singer/songwriter Wendy Curtiss! (This to be updated as I get more info) There will be a number of freebies available throughout the sim, as well as custom catches exclusive to the Sylvan sim through our 7Seas fishing spot! This event is very casual, outdoors, and you may even want to bring along swimming gear to best take advantage of what this sim has to offer! It will also continually be added to, so if you can’t make it, feel free to drop by any time you can just to explore and hang out. Feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions; I really hope you can make it!

Back in action

I finally have internet service at home again, after a little over three weeks of waiting for Bell Sympatico to get off their collective duff and actually deliver as promised.  After being told for the third time that our modem would be in our hands in 5-7 days (after having waited that amount of time before asking, of course) and that only after that would they be able to book a technician to set things up, we bit the bullet and cancelled the order, opting to go with Rogers instead, even though they had inferior upload for the same price (which was the main thing i’d been after).  I’ve also always had issues with cable since it can get sluggish when too many people in the neighborhood are using it.  I don’t know…  we’ll see how things go.  We’re on a month to month plan, fortunately, so we may well go back to Bell if we find Rogers’ service is just not working out.

In any case, we’re about 60% moved in… and I’m pretty confident I’ve dealt with all remaining inquiries.  If I haven’t gotten to you yet, please email me at aki.shichiroji (a t ) gmail.com and I will be happy to help.