Wanted: Nekos for Second Life Machinima Nin9

•March 22, 2013 • 1 Comment

Secondlife neko machinima Marx Catteneo movie mystery murder

Ever dreamed of starring in a Neko Machinima? This may be your lucky break…


The very talented machinima filmmaker Marx Catteneo (SL avatar name) is currently looking for talented Nekos to star in a serial killer murder mystery machinima series.

The tantalizing 9-episode series, called Nin9, will feature dark story themes with haunted influences (think Se7en, Twin Peaks, Hitchcock, Basic Instinct, and various European graphic novels). Stories will range from bloody crime scene investigations to sexy Neko dance and strip acts in seedy bar settings.

Just take a look at the Nin9 trailer to get a taste for what’s in store…

Neko Characters Wanted:

9 female Neko strippers
1 female Neko bartender
1 male Neko club manager

Actor Requirements:

• Use of voice
• Ability to read and interpret filmscript and details
• Willing to participate in nudity and violence
• Fully modifiable hair and attachments; no full bright parts
• Flexible schedule to be on hand for numerous shooting appointments (Marx is on European Central Time and will try to plan most shootings during ECT daytime—i.e., morning hours on the East Coast U.S.)
• Plenty of patience—to achieve good quality, this machinima will take time

Shooting Location:

The Nin9 machinima series will be shot on the Second Life LEA sim, where Marx has been granted artistic space at no cost.


There is no monetary award for being an actor. However, actors’ names will be prominently displayed in the machinima credits, where Marx anticipates maximum views on his video channel. Marx is creating this video all on his own dime, investing his personal time to make this as outstanding a machinima series as possible.

Calling all kittehs with stars in their eyes…

Still not scared away? 😉 Send an IM to Marx Catteneo in-world, or email him at marxcatteneo@gmail.com to obtain a synopsis and/or schedule a casting session.

Top photo by the dark and mysterious Bobby Yoshikawa
© Stacia Villota / Virtual Neko in Second Life – 2013

Huge Neko Sale and Farewell to Urban Dare

•November 21, 2012 • 1 Comment

My fellow kittehs, with much sorrow, I must announce that one of my favorite Neko stores is closing its doors. My friend Craven Theas, owner of Urban Dare, has decided to step down from designing some of the most amazing neko tails, ears, eyes, whiskers, skins (and more) in Second Life.

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Neko Ears and Eyes and Hair, Oh My!

•May 28, 2012 • 5 Comments

Since I’m getting ready to take a long vacation, I thought I’d leave you with FOUR categories of fun shopping places to explore while I’m away. The first three feature Neko-friendly goodies… the fourth category takes you to some fun clothing stores I’ve discovered this Spring. Click on the store name to teleport to each one… and… enjoy!

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Neko Graffiti Girl Meets Banksy

•April 21, 2012 • 2 Comments

Irony. Wit. Anonymity. Banksy

Excerpted from Seven Years with Banksy, © Robert Clarke 2012

It was 1994. I was living in the Williamsburg borough of Brooklyn, New York City, shoulder to shoulder with artists, poets and transients all converting a large old warehouse into living quarters. Spaces were huge and rent was minimal. About twelve of us shared a bathroom but it was all good and functional.

My room was basic, with access to an adjacent roof that offered a view of the city. There was a nest of rats down my stairwell but as long as they didn’t come into my room they never bothered me.

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Kawaii War and Japanese Pop Art

•January 8, 2012 • 5 Comments

There’s a war going on in Japan. Few of us have ever heard of it, fewer still would recognize it because it looks deceptively sweet. One might even say… very kawaii.

From the battlefront however, it’s a whole ‘nuther story. Allow me to introduce Mikati Slade, an incredibly talented Japanese pop artist and veteran of this strange cute war, who chose to share her tale via an amazing, 3D artistic explosion called Kuru Kuru World in Second Life.

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The Return of the Solstice Fairy

•December 25, 2011 • 9 Comments

Pale mist hovered at the edge of the lake, wrapping icy fingers around the dry reeds and transforming their plumy heads into a thousand wild and magical fairy wands. The moment had come. A riot of stars dimmed in anticipation as soft, rhythmic footsteps emerged from the trees.

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Totoro and the Neko 隣のトトロ

•December 5, 2011 • 8 Comments

隣のトトロ tonari no totoro

I dreamed I was walking with Totoro, in a forest of magical light.
All around us the flowers were singing, as we whispered long into the night…

Come hear what he had to say…