Thursday, October 31, 2019

Gothical: A Light in the Darkness

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STORYLINE: "Come into the light," a man's voice spoke softly to Little Bunny. Who was he? Why did she feel so terrible? The last thing she remembered was eating and drinking too much at the Princess Layla's harvest tasting party. Her eyes flickered open, and she immediately regretted it. "No... it burns!" The man was holding her tenderly. She would have protested but she felt so weak. "Don't be afraid," he said. "I'm an Exorcist. I've dealt with the Princess. She won't harm you again, ...well,  at least not until next October. She is banished for now. Sadly, I was not able to stop all her designs. Your life will be different now." Bunny shook her head, "What do mean. I don't understand." The man laid her down gently. "I'm sorry to deliver such sad news. You have been bitten by the Nosferatu. But I will help you, if you trust me."


There's a lot to do for Halloween in SL, just check the Destination Guide, but one you may not know about is the Hakoniwa sim event, by Yazoo Rang and Aslan, veteran creators of many past excellent adventures like Horror Night. To begin, pick up a hud at the start, and search the entire sim for the missing front gate letters "Hakoniwa." You can read more about the event here: The Dark Forest Birth in Hakoniwa. Game is from from October 28 to November 30, 2019.

On him, The Goetia:
Cape: W-Zero -00-Emperor mantle/M_black_Arm [mesh](Gothical)(300L)
Outfit: Last Ride Goetia#39 Necklace, Raven long coat [mesh](Gothical)(300L)
Pet: Hilted Cuddle Demon Goat - Black/Gold [mesh](Gothical)(149L)
Cross: Air Stavros gold [mesh](The Dark Forest Birth in Hakoniwa)[mesh](Hunt gift)
Hair: No.Match NO.PASSION male [mesh](200L)
Claws: CerberusXing [CX] Salient Talons - Onyx BENTO, Vista Male (277L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Heroine [mesh](89L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Noctis skin - Tone 01 [BOM]
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake Mesh Body [mesh](2999L)
Pose: Something New Props n Poses A Wizards Mummy (100L)

On Her, Little Bunny:
Guest appearance: Top Lorefield, of Ariel*s Nail
Dress: W-Zero Classical Lolita Dress, red [mesh](Gothical)(350L)
Hat: MIL*MIL Gothical Hat [mesh](Gothical)(fatpack 350L)
Bunny Ears: Rozoregalia Jyoulaty Headdress [mesh](Gothical)(230L)
Tears: Cubic Cherry Sakura Tears [mesh]

Backdrop: Paparazzi BACKDROP Gothic Castle [mesh](Salem)(299L)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Gothical: Chibit Halloween Party

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STORYLINE: Little Bunny was thirsty. Not wanting to disturb the party's host, she quietly made her way to the kitchen when the strangest thing happened, -- a tiny ghost with a bottle of wine flew up to her and filled her glass. But thats not all, she discovered all of Castle Hart's servant staff were tiny magical beings! She rubbed her eyes.... Surely someone had slipped an hallucinogen into her meal. It couldn't be real, could it?

Introducing the Chibit avatar by Guaran-Dou. Its a cute little avatar that debuted back in June, and has a lot of support by the Japanese designers. Several current events have items for it. From Gothical is the SteamPunk gacha by Guaran-Dou, Rose Princess gacha by Frangipani Garden, and the Antique Outfits gacha by Sakka's Studio.

Other events with more Chibit gachas, store locations, and even a game I have listed in my links below. 

(Bonus:  You can see a gallery of Chibit images and products here:

On Him, Steampumpkin Butler:
Outfit: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Steam Gacha suit(black) [mesh](Gothical)(30L)
Top, mask: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Steam Gacha top and mask(green) [mesh](Gothical)(30L)
Clock: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Steam Gacha clock(gold) [mesh](Gothical)(30L)
Key: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Steam Gacha Key stick(silver) [mesh](Gothical)(30L)
Hair: RavenBell Evan Hair, gradients [mesh](350L)
Eyebrow: [peche] CHIBIT Eyebrow2 (50L)
Eyes: [peche] CHIBIT EyesApplier COSMIC HUD (100L)
Skin:  [peche] CHIBIT SANAE skin HUD (180L)
Body, Head: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Body Head v2.0 [mesh](Gothical)(500L)
Pose: yzk menspose6 -1

On her, Pumpkin Maid:
Outfit: Frangipani Garden *FG* CHIBIT Rose Princess [mesh](Gothical)(150L, 300L fatpack)
Hair: KMH Hair F121(Halloween Ver) Unrigged (Panic Pumpkin)(gift)
Sickle: LaFranG (Frangipani / Silvery K) Jester [mesh](Pumpkin Festival)(gift)
Earrings: Zombieno Halloween Set Gift [mesh](gift)
Glasses: creamSH Da.te. Megane -Black- <CHIBIT>[mesh](Panic Pumpkin)(gift)
Eyes: [peche] CHIBIT EyesApplier COSMIC HUD (100L)
Skin: [peche] CHIBIT SANAE skin HUD (180L)
Body, Head: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Body Head v2.0 [mesh](Gothical)(500L)
Pose: VON Valentine female 1

On Her, Vampire Bride:
Dress: Sakka's Studio 6.Ss-CB AntiqueOutfit Puff sleeve dress purple, gacha[mesh](Gothical)(80L)
Bloomers: Sakka's Studio14.Ss-CB AntiqueOutfit.Gacha drawers black, gacha[mesh](Gothical)(80L)
Boots: Sakka's Studio 17.Ss-CB AntiqueOutfit.Gacha - boots - ivory, gacha[mesh](Gothical)(80L)
Headdress: Rabbit house VAMPBRIDE HEADDRESS Black, gacha [mesh](Panic Pumpkin)(45L)
Necklace: Amikko 6. bat, nightmare gacha [mesh](Caderu)(30L)
Hair: Olive the Chelo Hair {Non-Rigged} // Streaks [mesh](200L)
Skin: Zombieno CHIBIT Applier Dhampir Skin - UME (100L)
Eyes: [peche] CHIBIT EyesApplier COSMIC HUD (100L)
Eyelash:  [peche] CHIBIT SANAE skin HUD (180L)
Body, Head: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Body Head v2.0 [mesh](Gothical)(500L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M :=-3M-=: standing1_m_004_2

On him, Pumpkin Vampire:
Outfit: Rabbit House Chibit Pumpkin Vampire RARE, gacha [mesh](Caderu)(40L)
Staff, Wings: Zombieno Halloween Set Gift [mesh](gift)
Hair: Raven Bell Hellion Hair and Clips Gradients [mesh](350L)
Eyes: [peche] CHIBIT EyesApplier COSMIC HUD (100L)
Eyebrow: [peche] CHIBIT Eyebrow2 (50L)
Skin: Zombieno CHIBIT Applier Dhampir Skin - UME (100L)
Fangs: Venexia Venetian Vampire Fangs (no longer available)
Body, Head: GUARAN-DOU CHIBIT Body Head v2.0 [mesh](Gothical)(500L)
Pose: Del May DM - Pushed male

Soup: Frangipani Garden #14_Pumpkin Soup x3 Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Cupcake: Frangipani Garden #09_Cupcake (Chocolate) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Wine tower: Frangipani Garden #06_Wine Tower Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Coffee: Frangipani Garden #18_Coffee (Purple) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Coffee: Frangipani Garden #16_Coffee (Green) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Bottles: Frangipani Garden #03_Wine Bottles Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pie slice: Frangipani Garden #12_Pumpkin Pie (Piece) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pie: Frangipani Garden #11_Pumpkin Pie (Cutted) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Cupcake: Frangipani Garden #08_Cupcake (Pumpkin) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Coffee: Frangipani Garden #17_Coffee (Orange) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Soup: Frangipani Garden #15_Pumpkin Soup x1 Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Soup bowl: Frangipani Garden #13_Pumpkin Soup Bowl Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)
Wine tower: Frangipani Garden #05_Wine Tower (Butler) Halloween Party, gacha [mesh](50L)


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Gothical: A Taste of October

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STORYLINE: When the leaves change color, the sun dips lower, and the harvest is all gathered, it means only one thing to Little Bunny, -- Princess Layla's annual "A Taste of October" party! Her fluffy cotton tail perked up as she hopped all the way to dark gothic castle that loomed over the otherwise sunny town. Yes, Princess Layla was mysterious. No one had ever seen her leave the castle, not even to stroll the castle gardens, but Bunny paid no attention to that. She loved dressing up for the formal party and eating all the delicious food! The Princess was a very gracious host. Bunny was almost drooling by the time she knocked on the giant arched doors of Castle Hart. ...Who knows, maybe this year, the Princess would notice her!

The second round of Gothical has begun. I dearly love Elegant Gothic Lolita, and Elegant Gothic Aristocrat styles. As an Alum from RMK Gothic events, I'm delighted to see this genre, which is dear to my heart, return to SL. Come and shop at Gothical for beautiful creations to put a little dark elegance in your Halloween.

On Her, Princess Layla:
Dress, chocker: Lomomo Oriane Dress (Fatpack)[mesh](Gothical)(1000L)
Heels: Lomomo Marie Heels - Maitreya (Fatpack)[mesh](Gothical)(800L)
Tights: Lomomo Oriane Tights / Maitreya Applier (Gothical)(Gift)
Purse: Clavis Clock Bag 001 Vanilla [mesh](Gothical)(250L)
Crown: Schadenfreude Gothic Rose Crown [mesh](Gothical)(150L)
Hair: Yumyum *barberyumyum*71O - anime (rigged)[mesh](300L)
Gloves: Sweet Tea Couture Short Fingerless Lace Gloves Onyx, Maitreya Bento [mesh](199L)
Boomers: Katat0nik Bloomers1, Maitreya, Gothical Gacha (gacha) [mesh](75L)
Ears: MANDALA Simple Ears HUTUU [mesh](177L)
Skin, face: Mudskin Candice # 2_(104), gacha (99L)
Skin, body: Mudskin Omega Body Applier_104-BOY (150L)
Eyes: Poetic Colors orchid nightfall large bright [mesh](150L)
Head: LAQ Scarlet 3.05 Bento, Omega [mesh](1500L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: UZME Gothic13m, pose pack(Gothical)(150L)

On her, Bunny:
Guest appearance: Top Lorefield, of Ariel*s Nail
Bunny Ears: ROZOREGALIA Jyoulaty Headdress [mesh](Gothical)(230L)
Dress, chocker: Lomomo Oriane Dress (Fatpack)[mesh](Gothical)(1000L)
Hair: mimpi* hair-35 [mesh]
Tears: Cubic Cherry Sakura Tears [mesh]
Hairpin: Ayashi Heart hair pin [mesh]
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: <K&S> Seductive lady1

Cake, shakes, dinnerwear: Andika Kazuri Sweet And Dispenser Set [mesh](Gothical)(198L)
Tarts: Mokka Apple Rose Wreath Tart Set [mesh](Gothical)(70L)
Table: Nutmeg Romanov's Golden Dresser [mesh](250L)
Armchair: Nutmeg Romanov's Golden Armchair White [mesh](299L)
Candles: Nutmeg Romanov candles [mesh](250L)
Table: Apple Fall West Village Anashara Dining Table - Stripped Oak [mesh](325L)
Skybox: VARONIS Ascelin Skybox gothic skybox [mesh](350L)

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Summerfest 2019: The Vampire Pool Party

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STORYLINE: Summer is a time for going to the beach, splashing in the surf, and soaking in the sun. But what about the creatures of the night? Are they doomed to never experience the joys of summer?  Well down on the Moonset Strip at a little club called the Rockabilly Rox, the vampires are throwing a hell of a pool party. The speakers are blasting, coffins and headstones lined in neon, beach balls bouncing everywhere, and over at the dance floor the Nosferatu are splashing around happily in inflatable pools filled with suspicious looking red liquids. Who says only humans get to enjoy summer?

Summerfest is close to an end, but forget to grab the the fun-gear for your Summer. The image above was inspired by Schadenfreude's fun inflatable pool, bat wing inner tubes and floating drink holders. All them come with a hud to change the colors combinations in many ways, and their materials catch a perfect plasticky look in the light. The floating drink holder and ring, will slowly turn on the water for a realistic floating effect. The inner tube also comes in a Vehicle version, so you can race around and terrorize your neighbors in your own floating batmobile. There is a wearable ring, and floating ring and inner tube both have poses  build into them. The skull shaped inflatable pool can change its colors and even do a sugar skull texture versions. And you can change the water color from white, blue, pink, toxic green or of course red.  On the floor are beautiful Triton beach towels with poses from Balaclava.  From S16B, I picked up the cool Tootime club skybox by Anxiety for 30% off. Also from Anxiety are the neon gravestone group gift, and the neon coffin from the Cult gacha. The finishing touch of neon wireframe palm trees are from Foxcity.

Pool, pose: Schadenfreude Skull Inflatable Pool [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Inner Tube: Schadenfreude Bat Inner Tube, float [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Cupholder: Schadenfreude Bat Inflatable Cupholder, floating can [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Beach towel: Balaclava Triton Beach Towel Flamingo [mesh](Summerfest)(120L)
Beach towel: Balaclava  Triton Beach Towel Strelitzia [mesh](Summerfest)(120L)
Coffin: anxiety CULT [Neon Coffin] BLACK, gacha [mesh](75L)
Tombstones: anxiety neon gravestone 7 group gift [mesh](free)
Palm trees: Foxcity Potted Wireframe Mood Plant  [mesh]
Skybox: anxiety TOOTIMEclub skybox [mesh](SL16B, Golden)(280L) 30% off

Also from Summerfest are the retro Surfer sunglasses by Bondi which comes with a hud to make many different color combinations and bonus fatpack colors, and Val hair from Action that includes the option to turn rings in the hair on or off. Vampire Valerie is modeling the pose from Eidolon available in the Sumer Picnic Pack.

On Him, Vampire Val:
Wings: Schadenfreude Inflatable Bat Wing [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Sunglasses: BONDI Surfer Sunglasses [mesh](Summerfest)(205L single, 445L fatpack)
Hair: Action Inkubator Val [mesh](Summerfest)(377L)
Collar: Artificial Hallucination  +AH+ Belt Collar male rig [mesh](249L)
Teeth: 6DOO bento vampire teeth Cuspid fangs [mesh](250L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Tattoo: silentsparrow Spooky Tattoos - Slink & Omega Appliers - SL Av Tattoo Layers (199L)
Tattoo: Izzie's Face & Body Blood & Wounds (199L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell  BJD Bento Head James // OMEGA-UV [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Signature Gianni - Mesh Body [mesh](3500L)

On Her, Vampire Valerie:
Top: 1313 Mockingbird Lane Norma Jean Swim Halter Black Polka Dot [mesh] (Lootbox)(50L)
Bottom: 1313 Mockingbird Lane Norma Jean Swim Briefs Black Polka Dot [mesh] (Lootbox)(50L)
Gloves: Addams Marion Gloves Custome Maitreya [mesh](75L)
Glasses: Barbwire Bettie .:BB:. Punk Pin-up glasses - Black skull [mesh](60L)
Necklace: deviousMind dM! LaSombra VampireNecklace ONYX/SILVER [mesh](225L)
Hair: Alice Project Kumi Bloody White [mesh](Halloween hair)(50L)
Tattoo: Izzie's Face & Body Blood & Wounds (199L)
Skin, eyemakeup: Pink Fuel [PF] Harley <Porcelain> fatpack (1500L)
Head: RavenBell BJD Lance Head // OMEGA-UV [mesh](2000L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: EIDOLON Summer Picnic Pack, Bambiberry Wine (Summerfest)(100L)

Thank you for your help, Fulli!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Summerfest 2019: Crabs vs Starfish

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STORYLINE: Unknown to the humans playing in the summer surf, their picnic area had drawn the attention of the denizens of the beach. Mr Crack Kracken and his crew of dancing crabs challenged Ms Sea Star and her children to a little contest: Who can pop the most bottles open? The starfishes quickly fell behind as the crabs popped and popped until there were bottle caps laying everywhere. Regardless of the winner, all creatures of the shoreline enjoyed the delicious soda pop, and a good time was had by all.

How cute are all these beach creatures?  They are available now at Summerfest. The sandcastle by Hextraordinary is full of Animesh Crabs. You lay them down individually, or trigger their thier cute cheorographed dance routine by touching the castle. The crabs by MishMish are also animesh and will wander side to side. They also come in static poses, and several colors. The Starfish by Yokai are also animated. You can wear them or rez. They come in several colors and static poses too. The palm tree in the background is also animated with a pleasant slow sway. The mini fridge, soda bottles, and bottle caps are by Dahlia.

Sandcastle, small crabs: HEXtraordinary Crab Kingdom Castle [ANIMESH](Summerfest)(499L)
Large crabs: MishMish - Cutie Crab Deco - Red [ANIMESH](Summerfest)(250L)
Starfish: Yokai - SuperSTARfish -Starfish Animated (turquoise/blue) [mesh](Summerfest)(175L)
Starfish: Yokai - SuperSTARfish -Starfish (gold) Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(175L)
Starfish: Yokai - SuperSTARfish -Starfish (gold) Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(175L)
Set: Dahlia Belmar: Vintage Signs, Sodas,  Cooler, and bottle caps SET[mesh](Summerfest)(999L)
Beach: Studio Skye Beach Building Set from Studio Skye [mesh](699L)
Palm Tree: Little Branch LB_BeachPalm Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(222L)

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Summerfest 2019 : Beachside Water Garden

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STORYLINE: Maria was thrilled to have been gifted a week vacation at the beach for her birthday. While shopping at the many fun beachside souvenir shops, she found these adorable little fishbowls. She picked out two fantail Betta fish and took them to her beach cottage. She knew the perfect spot for them on the porch. She would spend hours there, swinging from a hammock chair, reading her favorite books on the ipad, listening to the seagulls and rolling surf, and watching the fish swim lazily near by. ....Ahhh, so wonderful. What an excellent gift this was.

Summerfest has began! Explore an entire sim that captures the fun and ambience of the beach filled with awesome creations to make your inworld Beach Vacation perfect.  Summerfest runs until July 7th.   

For the fish bowls, head to the O.M.E.N booth and pick out a water bowl and betta. Then wear the betta and touch the bowl. Your fish automatically jump into your bowl!  ...For a beautiful windblown hairstyle, head to Tableau Vivant. I just love all  their windblown styles.  ...Setting the tropical mood is my favorite Palm tree in SL, Little Branch's animated beach palm.  ...And lately, a great gift you can pick out for yourself is at Aleutia's store in the giant SL16B shopping event. Anything in Aleutia can be your gift, just follow the directions how to pick out what you want.  In fact, all stores at SL16B are having sales and free gifts for shoppers to help celebrate Secondlife's 16th birthday. Don't miss either of these great events!

Fish bowl: dust bunny water garden . water lily [mesh](Summerfest)(85L)
Fish bowl: dust bunny water garden . cat bowl [mesh](Summerfest)(85L)
Fish bowl: dust bunny water garden . lightbulb [mesh](Summerfest)(85L)
Fish: O.M.E.N Betta Fish - Galaxy Pink & Purple Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(45L)
Fish: O.M.E.N Betta Fish - Tropical Blue Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(45L)
Palm Tree: Little Branch LB_BeachPalm Animated [mesh](Summerfest)(222L)

On Her:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Zephyr hair, browns [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Dress: Aleutia Mary Jane (Mait) Hang Loose (SL16B - Halcyon)(gift)
Mesh Head: fiore Angelic Mesh Head, skin 15 (2.3)[mesh](retired)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: Del May Standstill (50L)


Monday, June 10, 2019

2066: the UPGRADES Hacker

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STORYLINE: He leapt under the bowls of the glimmering white city in the sky. The place was the private playground of the Mars Tycoons, those who grew fabulously rich off their genetically engineered slave labor force toiling in the dangerous mines below. He was not strong enough to undo this social injustice. However, he could relieve those-who-had-too-much of their great "burden," and share the ill-gotten loot with those who needed it the most. Each time he stole a priceless Upgrade, he grew better capable of stealing more. It would be only be a matter of time before his fat-cat prey would notice the thievery, and then the real games would begin.

Introducing a brand new subscription box for lovers of all things Cyber, is UPGRADE. The box contains 6 exclusive original items in a Sci-Fi theme. The preorder reduced price at 1000L. After the box's release, that you can purchase it for 1500L from the marketplace here until August 31st, 2019, after which it will be retired: Upgrades subscription box.

From the box is the super cool Jammer Spine by Contraption. Its Animesh! You will need to make sure your viewer is current to see it correctly. It attaches to the back and has a hud to change several different zones various colors. Also you can pose the tail or control what type of animation it plays.  Also shown from UPGRADES is are the cuffs by Astara. They come in several colors and have a hud to change it's displayed text. The Outfit is from the Elysion gacha by Gabriel. The headset and armbands are from the GRPE gacha by SOLE. The android eye are By Snow and have a nice hud to change its colors in several zones. Face mask by Krova. Bodysuit applier is by Graves. Bento Talons by Contraption. And I love this hair by No Match too. This has been a great summer for Cyber lovers. I'm looking forward to the next UPGRADES themed box in August!

On him, the Upgrades Hacker:
Animesh: Contraption  Power Jammer Spine spine [mesh](Upgrades subscription box)(1500L)
Cuffs: Astara EmoTech Cuff Wrist, Nanite [mesh](Upgrades subscription box)(1500L)
Mask: KROVA Teeth Mask [mesh](225L)
Armband: SOLE GRPE - CArm White, gacha [mesh](75L)
Headset: SOLE GRPE - Headset White, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bangle: Gabriel ::GB::Cyber Bangle Belleza Silver, gacha [mesh]
Boots: Gabriel ::GB::Cyber Boots Belleza Silver, gacha [mesh]
Pants: Gabriel ::GB::Cyber Elysion Pants Belleza Silver, gacha [mesh]
Vest: Gabriel ::GB::Cyber Elysion Vest Belleza Silver, gacha [mesh]
Hair: no_match NO.HERO. male [mesh](200L)
Claws: ContraptioN Vulture Talons [mesh](325L)
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes [mesh](200L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Bodysuit: Graves Mainframe - White Suit (male) + inclusive Omega, TMP (460L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0 [mesh](2999L)
Pose: Clemmm Broken in anger 2