Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nightmare or Dream?

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STORYLINE: It started beautifully at first. She dreamed of riding a carousel as the sun set while a haunting melody of a distant piano wafted in a gentle breeze. Suddenly, something pressed her down. The ornate wooden horses turned black. They bobbed up and down, around and around, faster and faster. She had became the carousel! She was trapped! Terrified, she jolted out of her nightmare only to discover something heavy was on her chest. Two menacing red eyes pierced darkness looking back at her.

Likka House has created an amazing wearable art outfit that can be a thing of dreams, or in the case above, a nightmare. It comes with rigged mesh corset and gloves in standard sizes. The hat, collar, wings, skirt, and carousel are mesh attachments. The lower skirt has a flexi draping. The socks are system and crying clown Pierrot makeup a tattoo. It also comes with two gestures that start and stop the carousel rotation. The outfit comes in white, black, red, and black. The hair is a new release Ami by Ayashi. The Neko ears that come with it can be on and off. This picture is taken at Leroy's Friend of the Night. As you travel around the area, look for the rose petals. Inside you find prizes like the headdress with flowers, light ray with pose, and a copy of the famous nightmare painting like in the image above. The Kooqla skin is a past group gift. Lipstick from the purple Gloss collection by Aeva. Spooky eyes are a group gift from Candy Mountain, cost 10L to join. The boots are gift on the marketplace from Meli Imako. Since it's full perm, I edited the texture to make it all black and white. The Koffin Nails polish for Slink hands is a We're All Mad Here hunt prize from Dark Passions. While you are there, look for the little mirror of the Sinister Goth hunt for a 2nd nail polish in purple.

On Her, Girl Carousel:
Corset, makeup, socks, gloves, collar, hat, wings, skirt, horses: Likka*House Carousel-black [mesh](700L)
Hair: Ayashi Ami hair - basic set [mesh] (400L)
Nails: Dark Passions Koffin Nails - Klotchyn Klaws (We're All Mad Here Hunt #36)(1L)
Lips: Aeva // Heartsick Glossed Pout Lips purple // Nightwish (75L)
Eyes: Candy Mountain orbs of mist [mesh] (group gift, 75L to join)(free)
Headdress flowers: Isovii adore- III (Friend of the Night)(free)
Boots: Meli Imako Pleaser Boots, full perm (edit tint) [mesh] (free)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual (450L)
Skin: Kooqla Okania Rion/01 (group gift,10L to join) (free)
Pose: Zzang Puppet 1 (10L)
Zzang Pillow Fight 002 (120L)

Location:
Isovii Leroy - Friend of the Night


Thanks for the tip BlueSkyberry!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Alice in RMK Gothic2014 Photo Contest Result Announcement


Winners have been posted to the RMK Gothic "Alice in RMK" photo contest.
You can see the results at main blog here:  RMK Gothic - Japan and RMK Gothic SIM - English.

Congrats to the winners, and thank you all who participated!
RMK Gothic loves to see all your pictures. Thanks for sharing.
You can see all entries and images taken during the event at:  +RMK Gothic SIM+ Flickr group.




Monday, April 14, 2014

2065: Carpe Noctem 3

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STORYLINE: Four Edens were inside the old hangout of NicNack, the Reactor Club. The Cursed A.N.G.E.L. attempted to sneak in thorough a backdoor, when he was blocked by Cat-a-Clysm, the personal bodyguard of NicNack. She smirked at him, "I can see the thirst all over your face. I knew you would show up. Your song 'Carpe Noctem' is a junior effort." She suddenly looked left then right, and leaned towards him to whisper, "But your words touched me. Listen, nothing in this town happens unless Kujo says so, including what is a number one song, and what isn't. You want an Eden snack? See Kujo. He could use some new muscle. I'm overworked."

Kawaii Katana! It's a creation taken from the Remarkable Oblivion vault made available at We <3 Role Play this month. It can texure change from red, kawaii, punk, and black. The Cat-A-Clysm headphones also by Remarkable Oblivion are available at FaMESHed. The dramatic bob haircut Valentin from Tableau Vivant looks amazing with this incredible full perm Pirate Corset April gift from Meli Imako. Cat-A-Clysm is wearing the fitted-mesh version. I'm very impressed by how well fitted-mesh can adapt to different sizes including a flat chested style. The glasses by Crie Style sale at Japan Fair are full donation item to the Shelter Box. The side has cute mini parasol and dangling mini fan. While I will snooping around Glam Affair yesterday, I found all the past Arcade gachas are up! Now you can play those machine again and nice skin like this Luria one. The glossy lipstick is a Valentine's group gift from Pink Fuel. Since the outfit was too revealing for a katana wielding ninja girl,  I added the Dark Middar Design bloomers and it worked perfectly! Added a bit more punk style, I used the dangling straps from Sey's Studded belt. The eyes are from Insufferable Dastard, and the cool pose by momomuller works great for the not-too-girlish Cat-A-Clysm.

Happy Easter everyone! BishieStyleSL will return after a holiday break.

On Her, Cat-a-Clysm:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Valentin Hair [mesh] (FaMESHed)(250L)
Headphone: Remarkable Oblivion Cat-A-Clysm Headphones black [mesh] (FaMESHed)(250L)
Weapon: Remarkable Oblivion Osafune [mesh] (We <3 Role Play) (149L)
Glasses: Crie Style Sakura-Miyabi (Irodori) (Japan Fair 2014)(800L, 100% Donation)
Outfit: Meli Imako FitMesh_High Seas Pirate Corset [mesh] (April gift)(free)
Bloomers: Dark Midday Designs Cupid Skirt with Bloomers+Single Color Pack BLACK [mesh] (160L)
Makeup: Pink Fuel Shine Lipstick (Pink) - GROUP GIFT (group gift)(free)
Stockings: Curious Kitties Layered Butterfly Stockings - Black (50L)
Belt: SEY :sey RJK2 Studded belt=black= (edited) (250L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Casual, Holding (450L)
Skin: Glam Affair Luria skin - 01 (past, The Arcade) (100L)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard ID Shades of Blue - Indigo II  [mesh] (99L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M 3M_standing16_m_back_001 (40L)

Location:
Insilico, Reactor Room

2065: Carpe Noctem 2

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STORYLINE: The Cursed A.N.G.E.L. thought he was well on his way to securing a hit song bound to attract an Eden. But his plans were foiled by a stupid pretty boy named NicNack. The guy was a rocking an retro-80s style as if he was born back then, and most likely was judging by his bleached pallor. The jerk stole his thunder when he whipped out a rival song targeting Edens called, "Your Blood is Mine." It shot straight to number one crushing his fledging effort. Oh how he hated that prick Nic.

Part two in the 2065 rock wars. This post was inspired by the outfit. When I put together the pieces, it reminded me of someone, so I went with it! lol NicNack is wearing the new California shades by Remarkable Oblivion available at the second year anniversary of the Men's Department. So many wonderful things are there, including the Cruising mesh gloves by O.M.E.N. The violet jacket and pants are both by No Salvation. You can score the jacket in the Sinister Goth Hunt. This month's theme is Vanity and the color is purple. Lots of fun things in this hunt. These awesome pants in a matching purple are in the 25 for 25 Hunt. Nic's hair is a wonderful subscriber gift from Argrace. The keytar is from Standby Inc's World Tour gacha. It comes in 2 versions, one that you rez and one you wear that triggers a playing animation. The Creeper shoes are unrigged mesh by Sugar. The Nova chair with materials by Trompe Loeil was from the space round of Collabor88. I looked all over for a link to where you can find it, but sadly it turns out to have been an event exclusive. The Dark Creature Kevin skin by Tableau Vivant was also an event exclusive to the Fantasy Collective. I took a gamble combining it with Glam Affair's newly released Horror/Frost series appliers for Slink hands and feet. They cost 95L each. It was close, but not close enough. The guys will have to wait for more Tableau Vivant Slink appliers to be released. This image was taken at the Reactor Room in Insilco.

On Him, NicNack:
Shades: Remarkable Oblivion California - San Fran [mesh] (Men's Department)(199L)
Gloves: O.M.E.N Black Cruising Gloves [mesh] (Men's Department)(190L)
Coats: No Salvation Men's Forsaken Vanity Suit Coat w/ Tie Violet [mesh] (Sinister Goth Hunt #48)(free)
Pants: No Salvation Men's Leather Fetish Steampunk Pants Violet [mesh] (25 for 25 Hunt)(25L)
Hair: Argrace Minato - White [mesh] (subscribers gift)(free)
Keytar: Standby Inc World Tour - Keytar Shiro, gacha [mesh]( 75L)
Shoes: Sugar Doc Creepers [mesh] (199L)
Eyeliner: CL-NINE CL9v2l_HeadEyeline01C(bk)(free)
Eyes: S0NG Winter Violet Eye (50L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Kevin Skin - Dark Creature 03 G (Fantasy Collective, no longer available)
Chair: Trompe Loeil Nova Chair Stardust with materials (edit) [mesh] (Collabor88, no longer available)
Pose: momomuller / 3M MMMA_1311 (40L)

Location:
Insilico, Reactor Room



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Japan Fair: Attack of the Daiyoukai

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STORYLINE: He did not remember how he came into being. There were faint memories of walking on four legs, being trained for war, and fighting many battles. His instinct to protect his home was powerful and made him especially vicious. When his master and village were slaughtered, he raged. Homeless, he turned to eating the dead on the bloodsoaked battlefield, including that of his slain master. With so many tortured souls in his belly lusting for revenge, the dog, the human, and the spirits ignited. He was a dog demon then. He disguised his massive size by assuming his former master's human form. His destruction of the enemy village was absolute. Eventually he would give birth to a powerful Inuyoukai dynasty that would go on to dominate his beloved Western Lands for over a thousand of years.

Japan Fair! Youkai! Gifts! Settings! Dragon pet! Wind in hair! I'm so happy I'm stumbling over my feet here. Okay, let me get started with the largest topic first and work my way down. Japan Fair is a beautifully made sim packed with many of the best Japanese designers in SL. Items for sale include event exclusives, and it's all for a good cause, raising money for the ShelterBox. Shelter Box makes a kit of live-saving necessities and send these kits to people in need after a disaster. The Japanese designers are so grateful and impressed by the Shelter Box during their country's time of need, (the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011), that they want to give back and help raise funds for the Shelter Box. The event has many gifts through out the sim, and also has the Unofficial Hunt. The list of gifts I found at the event are listed below. On the opening weekend, there was a live Fashion show in a beautiful Noh style theater. You can watch a recording of the live Kimono show here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/secondlifetv Check the event schedule for more runway shows. I had a fantastic time there this weekend, drooling over all the pretty shiny things, and also running into many of SL's finest. Good times! Japan Fair runs through April 20th.

The theme of this image was inspired by Lovely Disarray's "Apple of my Eye" hunt prize, the Destruction of Life : Makeup. The character of Sesshoumaru is what kick-started my love for bishounen style. For this post I wondered about the origins of the Inuyoukai and came up with a possible explanation. I hope you guys like my idea. Okay. I am wearing the BareRose exclusive Sanada ShiGusoku and the materials on it really look aweosme on the armor parts! The hair by Argrace is also donation item at Japan Fair. The sword in hand by Ade Yakko is a hunt prize and comes with a hud to change the colors. On my shoulder is a cool little green dragon that either animates or stays still from Death Row. you can find it at the Secret Affair Game of Thrones inspired event. (many great things there too!) The Gallard fur cape is from a gacha by Stitched. Kitsume eyes by Aii. Ears by Illusions. Hands by Slink. Skin by Tableau Vivant. The pose is a donation item from Japan fair by J'adore.

But I am not just showing the outfit, I have some great things in the scenery too! The mesh Stone Wall building kit by Fuubutsu Dou is on sale at We <3 Role Play at 25% and I love it! This image is taken at my home. I swapped out my old prim wall with these beautiful mesh stone ones, and it has materials too! All the cherry trees in the image are a subscription gift by Isovii. The mesh torii is by Botanical. The little shrine was a hunt gift last month but you can find the shrine alone for 1L at Hanaya. Hanaya makes great group gifts. Recently her group was free to join on the 4,5,6. If you missed it, maybe she do it again. Keep an eye out for it. The stone lantern was a gift from The Looking Glass. Now run go get yourself some shiny! Japan Fair 2014

On Him, the DiaYoukai:
Outfit: BareRose Sanada ShiGusoku with materials [mesh](Japan Fair)(190L, 100% donation)
Hair: Argrace Haruka - white  [mesh](Japan Fair)(250L, 15% donation)
Pet: Death Row Dragon left shoulder green, gacha RARE  [mesh](Secret Affair)(50L)
Weapon hand: Ade yakko NINJA_KatanaSword with hud [mesh] (Japan Fair)(unofficial hunt)(free)
Makeup: Lovely Disarray Destruction of Life : Makeup (Apple of my Eye hunt)(free)
Cape: Stitched  [S] Gallard // Grey Fur - Brown [mesh] (75L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands Cigarette, Grip [mesh] (450L each)
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears [mesh] (300L)
Weapon belt: toxicweapons Yazimoto Black Destruction (no longer available)
Eyes: Aii Ugly & Beautiful Designs Kitsune Violet Eyes (50L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond (990L)
Pose: J'adore Ninja-005 (Japan Fair) (75L, 100% donation)

Setting:
Walls: Fuubutsu Dou Stone Wall-long with materials [mesh] (We <3 Role Play)(524L) 25% off
Gate: Botanical Japanese Torii Gate - Mossy Granite [mesh] (250L)
Shrine: Hanaya -HanayaMesh- Hokura Shinto Shrine (Spring) [mesh] (1L)
Lantern: The Looking Glass Lotus Valley Dream Lantern [mesh](past, Key of Hope Hunt)


For the unofficial hunt, look below this sign for the object you need to search for. It's different for each participating store.


Japan Fair Unofficial Hunt
J’adore In Love couple pose (free)
Ade yakko Katana with color change hud (free)
[[RH]] Design house [[RH]] Mesh rug A and B (free)
Azurl flower headdress  (free)
yo bailo Mermaid outfit (free)
Second Wildlife Japanese Serow Pet (free)
Also listed in hunt are: kokorotayori and ponitee

Japan Fair Store Gifts:
Air Air_Pisces FREE_CM* (free)
Silvery K Japanese hand fan(free)
[[RH]] Design house [[RH]] Natural bed (with POSE) (free) [[RH]] Wooden desk - Set (free)
Ambrosia *Mesh:Spring Flowers[sakura_pink] (1L)
Schoen [Japan Fair 2014 Gift] Antique hand bag (free)
G Feild *GF* Flower Headband -JF2014 Welcome Gift (free)
BareRose Murasaki Sanada Sentinel (free)
YOME SHUOJO [Pant_1] Unisex GiFT (free)
Tukinowaguma Azumi (free)
LAKSHMI Gift Hair - JF 2014 (free)

Friday, April 4, 2014

2065: Carpe Noctem 1

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STORYLINE: After successfully escaping the Mars colony, the Cursed A.N.G.E.L. left the protection business and reinvented himself as a rock star named Rab8. He wrote a "romantic" song about a pissed off violent out-of-work vampire who was starving because of the lack of non-genetically hybridized humans until one day a beautiful Eden quenched his thirst. He figured he could seduce some Edens out of hiding with his music. His song climbed to number 47 on the Earth Music Charts. More people came to see him perform. And after he smelled a near-Eden among the crowd, he thought he was well on his way to securing a new blood supplier when disaster struck....   (NOTE: If you guys remember my posts on FutureWave, this storyline picks up where that left off.)

It's Easter Time! Spring! Pollen! Bunnies! And those of you who know me, know I have a thing for bunnies. When I saw the cool new mecha bunny headphones Rab8 by Remarkable Oblivion, my little cotton tail was wagging. They come in either blue or white and you find them on sale at FaMESHed this month. Also going on right now is the Rock Attitude Fashion Fair. I got at the fair this great mesh Les Paul style guitar from NS. It comes with several versions for wearing on your back or holding, but those attachments are really tiny guitars and you can not mod them. I am using the larger one above that contains a pose. For this post I used instead an excellent pose by momomuller. Looking a bit like a Kiss style Kabuki Bunny, I am wearing the Dead of Night creature makeup by Lovely Disarray and kick ass high platform boots Onslaught by Razor. The chain necklace is a group gift from Death Row. On Berry's Dance meme, the Godfather Bat Winter Jefferson danced in this coat and I was drooling so hard. As soon as I knew where to get it, I made a beeline to FashionNatic and scooped it up. It comes with the color hud for many color combinations on straps and fabric, and zipper on or off. Excellent. I love the Simmon's models. The tongue and piercings are a past Rebel Playground hunt gift from Bubblez. The pants are my favorites from Ronsem. They are the best pants I have for boots. From the FutureWave posts for this character, I'm wearing once more the Argrace Arata hair with Action hairbase and Vrsion gloves. The By Snow eyes were at FutureWave also. They are really amazing with beautiful cyber textures that animation and you can change the colors of all the different elements ina hud. This image was shot at the mesh futuristic urban environment at the Sys Corp store.


On Him, the Cursed A.N.G.E.L. / Rab8:
Headphone: Remarkable Oblivion Super Bass Rab8 - Baby Blue [mesh] (FaMESHed)(250L)
Guitar: NS Like a Star [mesh](Rock Attitude Fashion Fair)(100L)
Makeup: Lovely Disarray Dead of Night [Complete](150L)
Necklace: Deathrow Designs Chain necklace (group gift)(free)
Jacket: FashionNatic Martin Gothic Jacket with color hud [mesh] (350L)
Boots: Razor Onslaught Boots [mesh] (279L)
Jeans: Ronsem Straight Jeans / jetblack male [mesh] (350L)
Gloves: Vrsion KONVERT 2.1 Male Glove [mesh] (200L)
Hair: Argrace ARATA - White [mesh] (250L)
Hair: Action Hair Base 04 Veganic - Snow (107L)
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes - Carbon Cyan [mesh] (200L)
Fangs: Venexia Venetian Vampire Fangs Large (500L)
Tongue: Bubblez Rebels Playground Outfit (no longer available)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond (990L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M MMMA_1311 (40L)

Location:
Sys Corp


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Performance: Paradise Lost

Before I did blogging, I worked on set design and special effects in SL for live dance shows at Elle's and the Rogue. I feel honored to have been invited to see two different shows by our friends in Japan that totally blew me away. I could appreciate what they did because I was there once trying to do these things too. I had ideas of what I wanted to do, but not the skills or knowledge to make it happen. If you were at the RMK Tea Party Live, you too would have seen this style of advanced live dance performance created by Rokia Kristan and Fair Saeed. It uses heavily scripted special effects, programmed dancing, and amazing set transitions.

I have to tell you now, from what I have seen in the teaser, it looks like the bar has just been raised on a live theater in SL by the Basilique's Paradise Lost. The show uses RLV to change your windlight settings, and your camera view will be changed to control how the show looks on your end of the viewer. It also makes you a part of the show! You are given a full mesh angel avatar to wear. This is great because it cuts down on lag, but it's also brilliant because your avatar will be changed between angel or demon at key points in the story. And you will also be animated and dance too! This type of live performance which includes the audience is not possible in the real world. Only in SL, and I think it would be great to see this impressive creativity. The theme is gothic and based on John Milton's poem Paradise Lost. Story is about Adam and Eve's Original Sin and fallen angel Lucifer. I have not seen the show yet, but here are some basic things you need to know:

1) buy your tickets in the marketplace for a date you can be sure to be there (no refunds)
2) wear your ticket to confirm
3) don't miss the show, arrive early
4) wear the provided angel outfit
5) cue in the live stream of music (Mozart's Requiem! yay!!) that will greatly enhance the show
6) sit on the pews and do not stand up. (if you crash, sit down down immediately once relogged.)
7) use recommended viewer preferences to best see the show, and turn on RLV

For more details, go here: Best tips for seeing Paradise Lost