Monday, July 25, 2016

Dream of the Little Kuro Oni

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STORYLINE: A kite sailing high above the summer festival hid a tiny passenger. The Kuro Oni was small, but ambitious. He practiced everyday throwing shuriken and training. As he spied on the villagers below, he saw two clever kistunes trying to pass themselves off as humans. They were holding a contest to find the strongest man of the village. They were promising the winner a fabulous prize. He wondered what mischief they were up to, but with them having strong magic, he couldn't help but daydream the kitsunes might make his dream come true. He wanted more than anything in the world to become a celebrated Ninja like his big brother. 

Little Kuro Oni:
Avatar: Mato ko-ONI Avatar - Black, gacha [mesh](Origami)(75L)
Hair: Ayashi Nakajima hair - whites [mesh](Hair Fair, Osmium)(250L) 20% donation
Claw: Naminoke *N*IRON CROW RED, gacha [mesh](50L)
Headband: Naminoke *N*NINJA HITAIATE HONOO, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pose: Sadistic Hacker *SH* Katana pose-5 (no longer available)

House: Monkey Banana 1 NINJA House with animation [RARE], gacha [mesh](50L)
Straw raincoat: Monkey Banana 5 NINJA House -Mino, gacha [mesh](50L)
Target: Monkey Banana 4 NINJA House -MatoTarget, gacha [mesh](50L)
Target: Monkey Banana 3 NINJA House -Mato Target with Kunai, gacha [mesh](50L)
Kite: Monkey Banana 15 NINJA House -Oodako Kite- Secret, gacha [mesh](50L)
Bamboo: Headhunter's Island Yellow bamboo row [mesh](99L)
Landform: Jumbo Core Plat  River [mesh](95L)
Tree: FelixvonKotwitz Mesh Japan Pine 3 Prim [mesh](145L)
Walls: Fuubutsu Dou [FD] Old Style Stone Wall [mesh](500L)
Tree: 3d Trees weeping willow MODIFY TRANSFER (80L)
Tree: 3d Trees bamboo 12X GROUP - MODIFY TRANSFER (90L)
Grass: Fanatik Architecture: GRASS [mesh](group gift)(free)
Shrub: Studio Skye Tropical Plants Pack #2 [mesh](699L)

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Beware of the Kitsunes

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STORYLINE: With a wave a leaf, the little fox changed to his human form, Shirokami. "You're wasting time looking for the chosen one." His twin Kurokami suddenly appeared, making him jump. He hated when she did that. "Why search, when we can bring the strongest man in the village to us?" She grinned and showed him the Hammer Game she created. "Anyone who hits the target hard enough to make the fireball shoot up and spark the fireworks on top gets a prize."  "Oooo," he cooed. It tickled his ears, this plan. "Yes, yes! Surely the strong one will be reveled. Let us make a lot of noise to attract attention!" He banged the drum, she rattled her rattles, and they both called in unison, "Come prove your strength, win a fabulous prize!"

On Him, Shirokami:
Shoes: Air Izumo_3G*sango red, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Outfit: Sakka's Studio Tono Yukata Kumadori black&red [mesh](Japonica)(300L)
Drum: {iD} x +HILU+ / DruM DRAGON** [RARE] 1 [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Drumsticks: {iD} x +HILU+ / DruM SticK Red** [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Blindfold: Silvery K Blindfold Red [mesh](150L)
Hair: .Shi Introvert Unisex Mono (edit tint) [mesh](285L)
Necklace: Empyrean Forge EF: Yang Pendant - SILVER [mesh](400L)
Ring, bracelet: Mandala LUSTFUL-Jewelry-set male [mesh](437L)
Pet: Love {L} Nightmare Kitsune; Shirokami, gacha [mesh](75L)
Tail: Aii Kitsune Silver Bell Tail, gacha [mesh]
Ears: Paws Big ear [mesh](free)
Ring: CerberusXing Skull Ring Silver [mesh](175L)
Claws, feet: CerberusXing Talon Nails Slink Flat Silver [mesh](199L)
Applier hand, feet: CerberusXing Wraps (350L)
Nail Polish: By Snow Fashionable Black applier for Slink hands (1L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands [mesh](450L)
Toe claws: Slink Claw Toenails Male Flat [mesh] (675L)
Body, hands, feet applier: Tableau Vivant Slink body Horror (400L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Lucis Skin - Horror edition 01 A (no longer available)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Pose: yzk mens pose 4 hero7 (10L)

On Her, Kurokami:
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive of the Dark Phantom blog
For a complete stylecard and more of this storyline, visit the Dark Phantom blog Kitsune's Bells.
Dress: W-Zero -00-KimonoDress-Black [mesh](Japonica)(350L)
Wrist cuff: GUARAN-DOU Handlet String Gacha [mesh](Japonica)(20L)

Festival game: ::.who what.:: [Japanesque] -Hammer game- [mesh](Japonica)(380L)
Walkway: xin. ishidatami 3, gacha [mesh](80L)
Stairs: xin. ishi kaidan, gacha [mesh](80L)
Location: Shiro Hasu Village

Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Little Mochi Vendor

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STORYLINE: The little white fox stared at what seemed to him to be a very steep stone step. He hopped up then he turned around to pull his tiny vendor cart behind him. He repeated this process until he finally reached the summer festival grounds. It wasn't easy being small, but for his struggle he was richly rewarded in hugs and sales from girls in their pretty kimonos. He sighed. At moments like this, he questioned his choice of profession. Life would be easier to remain a little fox, but duty called.

Japonica is open to brighten your summer with beautiful creations from Japan. You can browse a gallery of all the many wonderful items for sale here: Japonica Gallery. Shown above is the adorable W-Zero Animal Fairy gacha avatar, white fox. He is wearing the W-Zero Hakama for the animal fairy. His cart of yummy daifuku treats is by Frangipani. Touch the cart, and you get a wearable treat. The set also includes a little straw hat with earsm flower, or smooth top. However, for a more manly style, I switched to the Argrace straw hat. Too keep the little fox cool is a hand fan from the Naminoke gacha. The fan comes with several animations you can activate by touching the fan.

On him, Little Fox:
Cart, treat: Frangipani Garden Ichigo Daifuku Cart, Daifuku [mesh](Japonica)(100L)
Fan: Naminoke  MizuUchiwa Bamboo#1-C, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(45L)
Hat: ARGRACE Straw Fedora - Khaki (limited color) [mesh](250L)
Outfit: W-Zero -00-AFA-hakama_montuki [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Avatar: W-Zero -00-Animal fairy Avatar-fox2, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Pose: ZZang Model 007

Japonica garden

Thursday, June 30, 2016

American Gothic

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STORYLINE: The tide was rising rapidly in the Crescent City. A long black limousine slowly came to a stop in front of a quaint white shotgun cottage. Despite its caution, the car's wake splashed into the house. An angry outburst roared from inside, cursing the many Voodoo gods. La Croix smiled secretly to himself, and picked his way carefully through the floating debris. He knocked politely at the front door of the savior of the city, Maman Brigette. She was dressed for battle in black leather and armor and she shot him a hell of a dirty look that would surely have killed him if he wasn't already dead. Then she pretended he wasn't there as she frantically tried to recreate her Veve ceremony on the waterlogged floorboards. "No ritual gonna save us dis time, Maman. We gots to go." So many people were counting on her to save them, but there was no fixing a sinking city and a rising ocean. They really were going to loose everything this time. There was no spell strong enough to divert a category 5 hurricane. She covered her face with her hands, and began to sob. "Nah nah, cheri." He sat down in the water beside her and hugged her shoulders. She was such a powerful woman, it broke his heart to see her cry. "I gots news," he handed her a parchment scroll with a wax seal. She frowned, confused by such an odd thing at a time like this. He pointed to the ankh symbol in the wax seal. "The Ancient One has summoned us. He offers us a place of honor in his new nation." She snatched the letter, read it quickly, then read it again just to be certain. She looked up at the Baron and blinked. "What does the king of the vampires want from us?"

On her, Maman Brigitte:
Top: Zenith Berserker Breastplate (Black) Maitreya RARE, gacha [mesh](85L)
Gloves: Zenith Berserker Gloves(Black) Maitreya, gacha [mesh](85L)
Boots: Zenith Berserker Long Boots(Black) Maitreya, gacha [mesh](85L)
Shorts: Zenith Berserker Short with Belt (Black) Maitreya, gacha [mesh](85L)
Hair: booN POI481 hair platinum [mesh](280L)
Hat: Tableau Vivant Maman Brigitte Hat [mesh](300L)
Head: Genesis Lab Head_Angie_2.0 RARE, gacha [mesh](99L)
Glasses: Moon Elixir Coven - 18 - Glasses, gacha [mesh](75L)
Staff: Death Row Designs witchdoctor staff [mesh](120L)
Skin, appliers: Genesis Lab Chocolate_Skin (free)
Latex applier: Female Poison Outfit Latex Reine in Black (198L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands [mesh](450L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)

On him, Baron La Croix:
Eyepatch: Shi: Patch Mechanics 2.Black unisex RARE, gacha [mesh](150L)
Scarf: SEY VH-stole (for Halloween) male/reg [mesh](280L)
Hat: Harm's Way Top Hat texture change [mesh] (99L)
Necklace: ISON safari tribe necklace silver [mesh](245L)
Coat: Deadwool Peak suit (tux) - jacket - black [mesh](460L)
Hair: NO.MATCH NO.SMOKE. (male avatar )[mesh](200L)
Pants: Lapointe & Bastchild Leather - Mens Multi Texture Zip Pants [mesh](499L)
Boots: Lapointe & Bastchild Swear "Drift Mesh" Boot Mens v2 [mesh](499L)
Eyes: Poetic Colors nightfall - night mood [mesh] (100L)
Skin applier: Tableau Vivant tone 8 slink (400L)
Hands, Body Applier: Tableau Vivant Slink tone 8 (400L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Male [mesh](450L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Kat Skin - Tone 08 for TMP (990L)
Skin applier Body: Tableau Vivant tone 8 TMP (400L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Houses: Death Row 18.DRD LN Lovers nest cottage RARE, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Tree: 3D Trees Ancient Virginia Live Oak M/T (175L)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bats in the Cave

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STORYLINE: So he was little obsessed with swords, no big deal. So shiny and sharp, he couldn't help himself. He collected them like a rat building a nest. They said he was "batty" or had "bats in the cave" which was just another way to say "a screw loose." But he had to admit, there just something cool about bats. They hid in caves and only came out at night. A cave was a great place to hide his collection. In fact, he decided the bat would be his totem animal. Yeah. A rat that can fly. He liked it, it was fitting.

Release the Bats! This past Sunday was World Goth Day, and in honor of the event I thought it would be fun to take a trip to the Batcave. *winks* Fantasy Gacha Carnival is back. Shown above is excellent new Gladiator FGC gacha by Gabriel that includes collar, boots, pants, belt, and gloves. Each items comes in a fit for Slink, TMP, Niramyth, or classic avatar. Each item is fitted, so it will conform your shape. Also at FGC, is the nice Hands of Fate Sword by Random Matter. It's a prop sword, and a very nice one to have.  From the 2nd round of Epicene is the fun Bat Helmet by Krova. Its non-rigged, so you can edit it for a a good fit.  Also at Epicene is the Sacred Tattoo by Dappa.  I used it along with the Fallen Gods Fallenstien Demon tattoo for 2 toned skin. The main body color is actually the new Fallen Gods pink skin Sidera Rose on sale at The Fantasy Collective.  Matching that pink skin is the Remarkable Oblivion Wocky Wings from the Alice in the Wonderland gacha. The older Remarkable Oblivion Malificient Head Wings you can still find in the marketplace.  From We <3 Roleplay is wicked Iron Throne by Death Row Designs. I love this original take on the Iron Throne. It includes single poses for male, and female, couples, and adult.  This picture was taken in the Fanatik mesh cave.

On Him, Cave Dweller:
Headdress: KROVA Bat Helmet [mesh](Epicene)(250L)
Collar: Gabriel ::GB::Armour Gorget Collar Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Pants: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Pants Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Boots: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Boots Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Belt: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Belt Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Gloves: Gabriel ::GB::Long Glove Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Sword: Random.Matter Hands of Fate - Sword [Silver], gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Tattoo body applier: DAPPA Sacred Tattoo TMP applier (Epicene)(299L)
Tattoo head and body appliers: Fallen Gods Fallenstien demon, gacha (75L)
Skin body appliers: Fallen Gods Sidera [xy]+FGInc.+ Rose (The Fantasy Collective)(660L)
Headdress: Remarkable Oblivion RO - Malificient Head Wing [mesh](149L)
Wings: Remarkable Oblivion RO - Wonderland - Wocky Wings RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Makeup applier: Lovely Disarray Hozuki : Makeup Set (150L)
Eyes: IKON IKON Spectral Eyes - Starfall [mesh](150L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - touch me here male (50L)

Throne: Death Row DRD Iron Throne [mesh] (We <3 Roleplay)(adult 670L)
Cave: Fanatik CAVES – ultimate mesh cave building prefab [mesh](4500L)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Forgotten Kohaku River

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STORYLINE: For hours he would stand perfectly still in a random body of water. Was this his home? He was a water spirit, yes, but no matter how hard he tried, he could not remember if this was his lake, his pond, or his river. No place was familiar. Had his home been destroyed? He didn't know. As long as his name was lost to him, so too were his memories.

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is back! Head over to the official website and flickr group for images of all the wonderful goodies you can win. Inspiring this post is the amazing Cureless Dragon ultrarare. It comes with a hud to change the colors of the body, whiskers, horns, eyes, teeth, and tongue to either white, black, red or green. It's an attachment you can scale for a good fit.  From AIR is the gorgeous weeping Shidare Sakura tree. The detail of each flower is lovely. It's perfect for gardens or even scaled down as bonsai. It comes in white, pink, blue, or black petals. It includes a hanging tassel for the tree that can change to red, plink, blue, white, yellow, or black and gold or silver metal. There are 4 bonus twig sprigs, and 3 hanging flowers.  Also used by AIR is the hanging mouth tassel gacha, Rin.  Matching up nicely with the tree is the wearable sakura petal storm by Naminoke. It spirals around the body in a magical way and lines up nice with the Dragon familiar too.  For fans of Miyazaki's Spirited Away, you might have spotted this is my take on Haku. For his bob hairstyle, I used the Freya hair from Wasabi Pills, and for his outfit I used the Suikan by BareRose. I edited the top to remove the undershirt and sleeves.  Shown below the May Soul's Blindfold from the Akira gacha at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Its non-rigged so you can adjust the fit. The setting for this picture was taken at LEA13 Miyako jima Island.

On Him, Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi:
Pet: Cureless Dragon Halfbreeds Familiar ULTRARARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Tattoo applier: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Pure applier (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Hands: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Dragonhands PURE (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Feet: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Dragonfeet PURE (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Mouthie: Air 16)_Air_Rin B gold (blue)_TM, gacha  [mesh]30L
Blindfold: May's Soul Akira Blind white, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(50L)
Petal storm: Naminoke *N*(BOY) - Sakura Petal - Blue [mesh](480L)
Top: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Suikan ME Blue Trim [mesh](190L)
Fundoshi: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Rokushaku [mesh](190L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Freya Mesh Hair - Ash [mesh] (250L)
Brow applier: Tableau Vivant ~Tableau Vivant~ Eyebrow 03 (Tintable) (80L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Minos Mort Vivant TMP - clean(600L)
Body applier: Tableau Vivant Mort Vivant TMP (400L)
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes - Fjord [mesh](150L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - I'm here male (50L)

Miyako jima Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Harajuku Boy

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Once in a while I get a really good challenge that takes me outside my usual comfort zone. This post was inspired by Swagga's Harajuku Boy. Harajuku is a district in Japan where cosplay meets innovative streetwear. It's a great place for people to dress up and hang out with their friends. One Harajuku style that has really taken off is Decora. (It's like the Lisa Frank of fashion styles. lol) It's colorful, youthful, mismatched, and over-the-top in accessories. Basically it turns fashion into a toy, in fact, wearing some toys is a good idea too. lol And it's not just for girls, the guys are rocking this whimsical style too. The Swagga Harajuku Boy shirt, pants, and jewelry are on sale now at Sanarae. You can pick them up in either of the 3 color options for shirts and pants.  Adding a cool J-rock touch to the look is the Mateo hair by Ayashi. I used the wild colors from the Summer pack.  Animated Chainsaw by Nerox is a gacha at the Gacha Garden. From Jian is the delightful Silly Shibes gacha. This little guy will follow you and sit when you sit. He even barks every now and then.  The swagga pants come with a lower leg, but I wanted to add the legwarmers by Krankhaus. They are actually made for Avatar 2, but I was able to make them work. They come with a hud with many excellent and colorful texture options.  From NOMAD is the Tossing Barrels arcade game backpack. It's animated! Very cool. From Neverwish is an older gacha with fun shoes that work great for the Decora. Sometime in the near future, a new 2016 version of the shoes will be released. From Apple May is the bandaid gacha. You can find it at her mainstore in the guys gacha section.  From [ni.Ju] are the face sticker stars gacha, and the group gift metallic nails appliers. The group is free to join.  For the head, I used the COCO Doll Male face with Ikon eyes. Feeling like you want to try this style? Check out the video linked below for more inspiration. This picture was taken at the lovely Blur sim that recreates the sakura lined canals of Japan.

On Him:
Shirt: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Top [mesh](Sanarae)(149L)
Pants: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Shorts Grn/Pink [mesh](Sanarae)(149L)
Necklace, bracelets, ring: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Addon Pack [mesh](Sanarae)(99L)
Hair: Ayashi Mateo hair-Summer set [mesh](400L)
Chainsaw: Nerox Nero Chain Axe 7 Gacha, Animated Blade gacha [mesh](Gacha Garden)(50L)
Pet: Jian Silly Shibes - Companion Pup White, gacha [mesh](50L)
Legwarmers: krankhaus Avatar 2.0 Kowaii Boots [mesh](25L)
Backpack: NOMAD "Tossing Barrels 3D" Backpack [mesh](250L)
Head: Coco DollCoco Male 2B [mesh] (350L)
Face stickers: [ni.Ju] stars on cheeks - teal, gacha (10L)
Bandaid: Apple May Wrecked Band Aid - Neon Purple, gacha [mesh](25L)
Nails: [ni.Ju] Metallic Nails (group gift)(free)
Eye: IKON Sovereign Eyes Field [mesh] (150L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh] (450L)
Shoes: Neverwish *NW* Bubble Heart - Blue, gacha [mesh] (no longer available)
Blindfold: SWaGGa Kawaii Blindfold  - Blu/Grn [mesh] (no longer available)
Pose: Nicotine Screaming fist12 (no longer available)