Posts Tagged ‘grunge’

It’s great to see Dirty Boxes being used for one of the things that it was created for, the Role-playing community within Second Life.

Fashion Blogger and Second Life photographer, Bouncer Criss, is the creator and owner of a fashion blog with a twist, Pixel Phasion 4 Men. Not only does he take beautiful and detailed photos of custom content in world and show it off to residents via his blog, but he also does it while adding a fictional storyline with it as well!

This week, Bouncer’s blog featured the final chapter to an ongoing story regarding the infamous “Jason” from the Friday the 13th series, versus Bouncer himself! One of the products highlighted in his blog was Dirty Boxes’ very own “Dirty Ass Kitchen Set” from the “Effed Up Basement” Collection.


This set is perfect for anyone within the RP community looking to create a scene, or for someone into heavy grunge. It includes countertops, fridge, stove, dishwasher and sink. It has objects with animations and sound that residents can interact with. To top it all off, it includes tiny accessories that add realism such as food, garbage bin with trash, and even “Squeaky the Mouse” that’s perched on the sink. Buyers can click him to make him squeak! 🙂

-DB- would like to give a special thanks to Bouncer for his lovely pic and props to our new establishment. Be sure to check out some of his older entries, they’re really interesting, especially “Toushie Tuesdays!”

On a Side Note: The above pic was actually shot in another one of our skyboxes called “Dirty Boyz Locker Room.” We love the cutsie toushy Bouncer! If you guys wanna see this pic uncensored, check Bouncer’s Flickr stream 🙂


After seeing this skybox, a friend asked me what made me create such a nasty hole in the wall. Believe it or not, I used to role play with a guy who shall remain nameless, that told me he lived in his parents basement while playing video games and gaming in Second Life. In my mind, I always imagined him in a place like this, so I decided to create it! 🙂

This box was created with the roleplayer in mind, with attention to detail. There’s lots for the user to interact with…working lights, sounds, animations for appliances and furniture…even running water and a working microwave!
I tried to be mindful of prims, but I didn’t want to be stingy with the build.


This basement is the epitome of grunge. It’s the largest build that I’ve done so far with four fully furnished rooms. The box has a realistic feel, with filthy wall and floor textures, you can almost smell the mold and feel the dankness in the air.

As great as this box is, there will always be some that don’t want the entire box, but like individual pieces from the box. With that in mind, there are sets and pieces available to buyers on the Second Life Marketplace.

There’s only so much that pictures can show and trust me, there’s much more to see. Visit the Second Life Marketplace for more pics and details about the skybox, or even make a trip in world to DIRTY BOXES to see the box in person. It is conveniently located at the front entrance of the store. Use the teleporter underneath the promo pic to transport yourself into a world of pure grunge 🙂 Squeaky the Mouse says, “It’s well worth the visit!”

So, do you like it?

I’m giving this homeless box away as a promotional gift, hoping it will bring more attention to -db- 🙂 Yes, again with the grunge, I know, but it’s what I’m feeling right now.

I looked at other cardboard boxes for the homeless in Second Life before making this one, and what I noticed was that no one really made anything that you’d actually -want- to hang out in. My goal was to make something affordable, cute enough for girls but manly enough for guys, and definitely something that could be used in the Role Playing community.

It comes with a grungy mattress with unisex poses

a candle to light your way during the darkest hours that actually gives off light and that you can turn on/off

…and a little mouse that squeaks when you touch him. Hope you guys enjoy 🙂

Visit DIRTY BOXES in world to see the Homeless Box up close.
Purchase it in the Second Life Marketplace, and leave a review if you like it.

 

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A Grungy Motel Skybox for Second Life

It seems fitting that since this was my very first creation in skyboxes, that this should be my very first entry 🙂

This motel room is actually true to life.  It’s one that I’ve seen before in my first life and was never able to erase it from my mind.  As a Role Player in Second Life, I would wish someone would be kind enough to make a tiny little get away like this one.  There were some out there, but non that fit what it was that I was looking for.  So I created this and decided to share with the rest of the community.  I got a lot of positive feedback regarding it and decided to keep going with ideas.

When I first started SL, I was more interested in contemporary furnishings.  However, during my RPing years, grunge started influencing my taste more and more.  I loved the filth and how dark and grungy everything appeared.  It now influences a lot of my current creations with DIRTY BOXES.

In this skybox, the floors are stained, the walls damaged, and the furniture a little run-down.  It’s crappy in a chic way with it’s bordered up windows, broken television and nasty bath that’s attached.  A resident in world by the name of Jackson Sharple contacted me with the following comment:

“It’s perfect. The ideal amount of sleaze I was going for. Heh. The low amount of prims allows me to put in my own poses, as well. Just wanted to say thank you for a job well done.”

The lighting is scripted with color variations and there are male/female/couple animations in the furniture.  Visit DIRTY BOXES in world to view the entire skybox up close and personal 🙂