Friday, December 7, 2018

Advent Mania 2018!

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(Shown above are: 1 - Cheeky Pea, 2 - Akaesha, 3 - Yasum, 4 - Madpeas, 5 - Arcade, 6 - Bygone, 7 - Abranimations, 8 -Circa )

Happy Holidays gang! I love advents in SecondLife! Its so much fun to run around, meet people, and pick up gifts. Many of my favorites have returned this year, as well as a few new ones. My list below focuses on decor, humor, and advents with things for guys. 

Thanks to all the designers and organizers who make the season brighter! <3

Abranimations Dec 1-24 :  unisex, decor : daily only (free for all, group join required)
Join the group and touch each day's box for a fun gift from Abranimations. Wildly popular gifts each year have included fun things like penguin avatars with a frozen fish to slap people with.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/1fe94b95-2686-23a9-9b94-471774fdeb57/about

Meva Dec 1-24 : male : female : Past days ok (free for all, group join required)
Excellent original mesh Male and Female Advent gifts, clothing and accessories.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/5ea437dd-88ed-6749-375b-6cf297610c49/about

Akaesha Dec 1-24 : adult decor : daily only (free for all)
Hunt for each day's santa's gift sack, touch it to see if you are Naughty or Nice. Win store gift cards adult gifts, Animesh, and Bento animation fun. Come back in 1 hour if you are naughty.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/2ab24d9f-2c2b-94d1-8769-006a3b883faa/about

Sway's Dec 1-24 : decor : daily, past days for sale 75L (free for all)
Touch the sign to gain your hud, then hunt the store and surroundings for stars to turn on each day of the calendar in the hud. Come back daily to touch that day's gift. Past days can be bought for 75L. For more information, go to:

7 Deadly s{K}in  Dec 1-31 : male, female : daily only : past days for sale 50L (75L for group join)
The 31 days advent combines the male and female gifts in one box. The advent is located in the female section of the store. Current day is 1L and refunded. Past days can be bought for 75L. For non group members, there is a Midnight mania for male and female.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/18e33f5d-dbbe-295c-52a8-9e05930bbfef/about

CIRCA Dec 1-24 : decor : daily only (group join free,  prizes are 1-75L each)
4 gifts a day! A group join is required for the daily decor gifts. There is no fee to join. Gifts range from 1 to 75L.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/a94ddb5b-df4c-6b7b-2a48-e87e586e1327/about

Yasum, Baboom Dec 1-24 : male, female, decor : past days (group join free)
When you land at Yasum, use the teleporter to shoot to Aventland. The Yasum and Baboom booths are right next to each other. Also, there are Christmas theme items for sale here for 50L, don't miss the cool dark santa hat for men and women!
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/e6e36cdd-16ea-9c99-4313-8068290d2520/about

Cheeky Pea Dec 1-25 : decor : past days ok (group join, 500L to join)
Wonderful decor items in christmas theme, group required, 500L to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/2fa959e4-0334-a5c0-7e9a-837a0e8654d7/about

!gO! Dec 1-24 : female : daily only (group join required)
The Advent display is lovely every year. In the past, gO had guy items. Not sure if there are any guy gifts in the mix this year, but its such a nice advent I keep it on my Must Visit Advents list.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/c4f8b0dd-3d1f-a442-03cb-24725c891857/about

[.EscalateD.] Dec 1-24 : hair : past days ok (group join free)
Hair styles advent. Group is required, free to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/52b697b7-a49f-68df-a5a0-0e33fd6aa0c6/about

ChiC buildings Dec 1-24 : decor : daily, past ok
Deocr items for your christmas, no group required, past days ok.

AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS Dec 1-24 : men, women, unisex : daily only
There are 3 advent calendars here, one for men, women, and unisex. Advents located at the back of store. Lucky boards are also located here for mens clothing, to win on them wear a the free group tag.
join group for Lucky Board: secondlife:///app/group/9d005d29-3644-8836-7153-8ee023ec2f1f/about

MoCap Dance Dec 1-24 : aniamtions : daily, past day ok
No group requires. The advent is located over the front door.

GAMES & Hunts

MadPea Christmas Calendar (cost 500L) Dec 1-25
A new gift unlocks each day in this wearable Advent calendar. Includes 20 of Madpea's holiday best sellers and 5 band new exclusive themed items.

MadPea Christmas Hunt for Enchanted (hud 100L) Dec 10-24
Catch all the escaped toys for prizes and gifts.
How to Play:

Linden Labs Swaginator Hunt
Go to portal park, then enter Winter Wonderland portal to get your hud. Unlock a gift each week, to unlock the final prize at the end of the hunt. Get the clues for each week here:


LTD gifts
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate, group membership required
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/cbe83c82-145e-5d2d-190e-a4bc99e09e66/about

Epiphany Gifts
Under the tree, and around the gacha event are scattered gifts for players.

Arcade Gifts
Under the tree are gifts for gacha players.

Coming soon.... The 12 Days of Christmas Advents

For even more 2018 advents:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

FATEwear, FATEplay, FATEstep Closing Sale 66% Off

FATE island is closing, but before it's gone you can scoop up some great deals at 66% off on FATEwear for men, FATEstep footwear, and all the cool cosplays at FATEplay!

Sale runs to June 18th.
(But it could close sooner since the island has already been sold. Don't wait!)
Take one last stroll on the island at:

The good news is the FATE store itself is not closing, only the island.
All FATE products will still be for sale in the marketplace.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Home & Garden Expo Design contest: Astronaut's House

Expo Contest House #2: Astronaut House by Devin Vaughn

You guys remember the "Linden Home Challenge" I did for Prim Perfect magazine? I have some awesome news, the idea has sparked a great fundraiser event for this year's Home and Garden Expo, -- a Decorating Competition! The challenge is: Decorate one of 6 homes for prizes in 4 days, with less than 500 prims, and including 3 Relay for Life donation items from the Expo. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are determined by votes paid with Ls for the best designs. All the money from the home design votes goes to Relay for Life! You can read more about it here: decorating-competition. I love how this contest embodies the spirit of the event. Of course, I had to jump in, and I was lucky to get drawn to decorate a house, the Eco IV by Maven Homes.

Drop by to see all the houses, and vote for the ones you like before noon today! Its for a good cause!

STORYLINE: The owner is not actually an Astronaut, but people always refer to his house as the "Astronaut House." ("NASA Rover Engineer House" doesn't have the same ring to it.) The owner worked on the Mars Rover Curiosity team. All his family and baby pictures are of the rover! His new project is to design a people mover for the human mission to Mars in 2030.  JPL is not too far from his home, so he loves to commute to work in an old 50s experimental Flying Platform.

Front Porch:
House: Maven Homes Eco IV by Maven Homes [mesh](1990L)
Cat: JIAN Black Chubby Cat Bird Bus [mesh](Home and Garden Expo)(150L)
Car: Soy Flying Platform [gray metal] for decor [mesh](180L)
Movement script: How Bazaar Slower Object Hover (NEW script)(75L)
Sign: Soy. Poster for board ("My Other Car is a UFO" image by DevinVaugh) [mesh](group gift)
Lights: Trompe Loeil Iona Path Light Short Black [mesh](150L)
Grass: HappyMood HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a [mesh](180L)
Topiary: Trompe Loeil Odette Topiary 12 Tri-Square Lit [mesh](450L)
Planters: Apple Fall Square Wood Planter [mesh]

STORYLINE: ...But it's not all work with him; on the weekends he throws pizza parties. His wood oven baked pizzas made with fresh herbs are so popular, he even sells them on the side as "Space Pizza." (His parties have a mascot, "Pizza Rat" that seems to always elude the fat neighborhood cat, Luna. Even birds aren't scared of her, they often land on her back for a free ride. And his dog Cosmo is forever looking outside for a rare sighting of the mysterious Pizza Rat).

Pots: Chic [Cb] Short Squat Greek Planters [mesh](Home & Garden Expo)(75L)
Table: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 05 - Table, gacha [mesh](75L)
Chair: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 06 - Deck Chair, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bench: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 08 - Stone Bench, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bar: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 03 - Bar, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bar stool: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 07 - Bar Stool, gacha [mesh](75L)
Pizza Oven: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 02 - Pizza Oven RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)
Herbs: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 11 - Herbs Trio, gacha [mesh](75L)
Sign: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 12 - Rules, gacha [mesh](75L)
Grill: Artisan Fantasy *AF* Grill 04 - Grill, gacha [mesh](75L)
Plant: ROIRO "Uekimuro" succulent-01, gacha [mesh](70L)
Topiary: Trompe Loeil Odette Topiary 01 Square Lit [mesh](450L)
Bench: Fancy Decor Pine Bench [mesh](free)
Pizza box: Neurolab SPACE PIZZA V.1.4 [mesh](3L)
Pizza: poche clam pizza sp, sarami pizza sp, tomato pizza sp, gacha (20L)
Rat: silentsparrow Rattie - Standard - Blaze - Pizza Rat, gacha [mesh](50L)
Parasol: Apple Fall Spring Parasol [mesh](200L)
Palm: Studio Skye Bamboo Palm, Tropical Plants Pack #2 [mesh](699L)
Water: NEKKA 0.5LI mesh water illusion [mesh](50L)
Fish: JIAN Koi Wanderer, Koi pond [mesh](400L)
Waterlily: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 4 Lily Pads, 4 li (55L)
Lights: Vespertine outdoor bulb lights / 4 building- long- shining [mesh](180L)
Hammock: Revival hammock [mesh](400L)
Tree: Little Branch LB_WeepingHoneyTree{Animated}*4Seasons [mesh](186L)
Sound: Builders Brewery Water sound and script (class, free)

STORYLINE: ...Some of the best moments in his home happen when he is alone with his sweetheart watching the Meteor Showers or looking at the stars through his antique telescope. 

Side of House:
Tree: FelixvonKotwitz Mesh Japan Pine 3 Prim [mesh](145L)
Rug: Zerkalo Persian Rugs - Reds - PG [mesh](399L)
Telescope: LISP Kepler Telescope [mesh](150L)
Deck: LISP  Bergamot Square Decking - Warm Oak [mesh](150L)
Shooting stars: {anc} shooting star magic [mesh](349L)
Sounds: [ sTp ] SOUND Emitter Suburbs / Different day & night time sounds (200L)

Room divider: ROIRO Cafe partition [mesh](120L)
Rug: Wild Hound Designs [WHD] -- SIngle Rug - Oriental Runner 015 (15L)
Sculpture: Culprit Invisible Bonds Male [mesh](300L)
Sign: Artisan Fantasy AF Mission Wall Hat Rack Adult - Warm [mesh](200L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Worn Luggage Bag, gacha [mesh](25L)
Bag: Apple Fall AF Monogram Luggage Bag, gacha [mesh](25L)
Frame: Apple Fall Antique Art [mesh](175L)
Art: NASA Mars Art Series by NASA, (free for public use)
Art: NASA Mars UVMap by by NASA, (free for public use)

STORYLINE: When facing a difficult design problem, he will often sit down to play music. It helps clear his mind of distractions to find a creative solution.

Music area:
Cello: NOMAD Cello 03, gacha [mesh](75L)
Harpsichord: Fancy Decor Harpsichord RARE, Fancy Decor: Harpsichord Stool, gacha [mesh](50L)
Rug: Soy Shag Round Rug w. texture changer [mesh](100L)

Office area:
Posters: Paper Moon *pm* Visions of the Future Posters [mesh](150L)
Shelves: Fancy Decor Ladder Shelf [mesh](199L)
Rug: Tartessos Arts TA Code Rug Beige [mesh](100L)
Television: Tartessos Arts TA HD Wall TV Sytem [mesh](120L)
Desk, chair: PILOT Dellinger Desk. Stool PG [mesh](600L)
Model: Isil LT-1 Buffalo Display Model [mesh](free)
Papers: Apple Fall AF Reading Pile [mesh]
Book and map: Apple Fall Books & Map [mesh](100L)
Sketchbook: Apple Fall AF Sketchbook [mesh], gacha [mesh](25L)
Globe: Noble Creations [NC] - World Globe [mesh](group gift)
Book: floorplan handbook for the recently deceased [mesh](1L)
Telephone: floorplan antique telephone black 3, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pipes: Pixel Mode Air Duct, The Heights Studio Apartment [mesh](1450L)
Wall: PlasterBare0127 (gift for members)

Polaroids: ROIRO Polaroid deco (RFL)[mesh](Home and Garden Expo)(150L)
Rocket: Space Engineer Art Deco Rocket [mesh](99L)
Stool: BAMSE Photographer - Stool, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pictures: NASA Curiosity rover on Mars (free for public use)
Desk: DIGS Engman Desk & Chair - Black/Ash RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Sketchbook: vive atelier 09 Artists Sketchbook, gacha [mesh](75L)
Notebook: Apple Fall 'iFall' Notebook 2015 [mesh](free)
Books: Apple Fall Design Books [mesh](100L)
Clock: Apple Fall Large Stopwatch [mesh]
Magnifiers: Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers [mesh](free)
Frame: Apple Fall AF Annan Reclaimed Frame [mesh](75L)
Bedroom furniture: Trompe Loeil Gramercy Bedroom Suit grey [mesh](2400L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Industrial Coffee Table [mesh](95L)
Photowall: Trompe Loeil Nine cell photo [mesh](150L)
Bench: Trompe Loeil Baroque Bench Poplar + White [mesh]
Pillows: Trompe Loeil Free Pillow Toss Wall Lengthwise, Toss Flat [mesh](free)

Living room:
Clock: NOMAD Wall Planetarium [mesh](350L)
Maps: NOMAD Antique World Map A, B [mesh](100L)
Rug: Tartessos Arts TA Trend Rug Brown [mesh](100L)
Sofa: Fancy Decor Classic Modern Sofa  [mesh](350L)
Puppy: JIAN Silly Shibes - Companion Pup, gacha (White) [mesh](50L)
Lamp: isil Planetarium Hologram (Mars) COMMON, gacha [mesh](50L)
Rug: Apt B Rug V2 [mesh](99L)
Picture frame: Apple Fall Original Artwork: L'Homme de la Nuit [mesh](250L)
Pool table: Apple Fall Tournament Billiards Table [mesh](275L)
Bar: Apple Fall Masculine Bar [mesh](375L)
Books: Apple Fall AF Books w/ Deer Head Bookends [mesh](100L)
Safe: Apple Fall Gachatopia Safe [mesh](past gift)
HangingLamp: Apple Fall Atelier Pendant Lamp [mesh]
Lamp: Trompe Loeil Steampunk Lamp RARE, gacha [mesh](25L)
Chair: Trompe Loeil Aeronaut Chair Berry & Fawn [mesh](175L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Audrey's Table Metal [mesh](175L)
Chair: Trompe Loeil Audrey's Chair Black PG [mesh](275L)
Table: Trompe Loeil Industrial Coffee Table [mesh](95L)
Game: Second Spaces backgammon set, gacha [mesh](50L)
Table: Soy worktable [mesh](group gift, free)

Reading area:
Bookcase: DIGS Stephenson Bookcase [mesh](175L)
Chaise lounge: Apple Fall Ram Chaise - Dark Chocolate [mesh](250L)
Papers: Soy Scattered papers [mesh](group gift, free)
Floor Lamp: The Hive Rusted Floor Lamp //Dark 1 [mesh](200L)
Picture frame: Trompe Loeil Frame Square Art Statue [mesh](Group Gift)
Image: NASA Curiosity rover selfie on Mars (free for public use)

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Club Scorpion: Come for the poison, Stay for the sting

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STORYLINE: The newest member of the police force was young enough to still believe it was possible to take out of the trash of Insilco. He quietly pondered the meaning of the blinking neon sign above his latest undercover assignment: “Club Scorpion, come for the poison, stay for the sting.” He squirmed. The tight shorts he wore had ventured into unwelcome places. “Detective Hotpants,” his fellow investigators joked. “Its perfect. No way will Kujo pass up on that.” …Kujo, he sighed to himself. There was no way the Cyber Mafia leader was not involved in the current explosion of missing persons. Every single one of the missing had been to this club, and every single one of them had been invited to Kujo’s not-so-secret pleasure room. He had a bad feeling about this, but crime doesn’t solve itself. So he adjusted his outfit one more time, took a deep breath, and walked inside.

ROMP is back this May, and among the many goodies are some cyber gems. The bed by Violetility comes in several colors choices to match your scifi lair. The fun Scorpion chair is by Since 1975. I thought a few of the items from this round lend themselves well for some genderbending. The collar and blindfold are by Bliensen + MaiTai, the IHeartF&Co hotpants, and Dirty Princess boots all work great for femboy style. This fun cyber skybox by CREATiCA is currently for sale for a promo cost of 99L.

On him, Detective "Hotpants":
Shorts: IHeartF&Co [I<3F] Jessica - Panty -[high gloss] - Maitreya [mesh](ROMP)(299L)
Blindfold: Bliensen + MaiTai La Perla - Blindfold half - black [mesh](ROMP)(230L)
Collar: Bliensen + MaiTai La Perla Collar - silver [mesh](ROMP)(270L)
Boots: Dirty Princess Bad At Love Princess Boots LONGER [mesh](ROMP)(299L)
Gloves: H@S Clothing H@S Milano Bento Operagloves - Maitreya [mesh](100L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boy*65 Black [mesh](140L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Bodysuit: Graves Mainframe White Suit male, TMP, Omega (460L)
Chest: [V-Tech] Boi Chest Mod v2.2 - Maitreya (499L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Hand pose hud: Oracul Bento AO - Enhanced Hands (free)

Bed, pose: Violetility Synth Bed - Cyan [mesh](ROMP)(adult 599L)
Chairs: Since 1975 Scorpion Throne Black [mesh](ROMP)(adult 1250L)
Dancepole: Tarnished Industrial Dance Pole - RLV - Gunmetal [mesh]
Skybox: CREATiCA SkyBox "Tenno Team" Sci-Fi Ultra Mode 7Li [mesh](99L)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Fantasy Faire: The Healing Pool of Nienna

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STORYLINE: The air was still as the sky lightened from blackest night to a more friendly color of pale blue and purple. Only the sound of great swooping wings disturbed the peace of the scared pool of Nienna. As the Guardian of South Gate splashed gently down to scoop up its healing waters, he heard horns blowing the alarm in the distance, -- the Unweaver had been spotted in the Fairelands.

Happy 10th anniversary, Fantasy Faire!  Ten years of wonderful creations, beautiful sims, performance, literary festivals, role plays, masked balls, parties, and a hud based quest game... and all for a good cause, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Well done, gang!  If you haven't already explored the lands of the 2018 Fantasy Faire, what are you waiting for! This year is even bigger than ever with 15 sims!   For more information, head to:  and for a handy shopping guide with links and picture, go to:

On him, The WereUnicorn:
Makeup, horn: VENGE Omega Hud - Monstruo FF Edition [mesh] (Fantasy Faire: Aetherea)(50L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Draco Windblown Mesh Hair [mesh] (Fantasy Faire: Aetherea)(250L)
Cup: Antereater Emporium AE - Master's Serve Chalice [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Erstwhile)(225L)
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai Aziza ecklace silver (Fantasy Faire: Erstwhile)(240L)
Wings: Moonlitcat Creations MLCC Sanoria Bento Wings [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Sanoria)(249L)
Kilt:  Moonlitcat Creations MLCC Sanoria Kilt Jake [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Sanoria)(299L)
Skin: Fallen Gods Spirit Opal Aura xy +FGInc. Omega Body (Fantasy Faire: Aetherea)(990L)
Claws: CerberusXing [CX] Salient Talons - Onyx BENTO, Vista Male (277L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Eyes: Rue Eyes/Pluto: Plutonium
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0 [mesh](2999L)
Pose: Clemmm well well well

Fantasy Faire 2018: The Willows of Nienna


Friday, February 16, 2018

Lair of the Fender Fangs Gang

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STORYLINE: He tapped his fingers impatiently. The Immortal 500 race would begin soon. Where was Darren Darkfire and his bike, Infection? The Fender Fangs were supposed to win this year, thanks to Darren's amazing blood powered bike. But no knew where he was. What to do... what to do....

ROMP has returned during the month of love to spice up your SecondLife. Shown above is super cool autoshop bike lift stool and motorcycle lift bench by Dictatorship. The lifts come with poses for all combinations of couples, and will auto attach props. Also shown from ROMP is the nice Lincoln harness by Salt and Pepper. It comes with a hud to change the colors of the leather, rivets, and chains. Other fun items are: the Scout Jacket by L&B with a hud to change the textures. The Spitfire helmet by Remarkable Oblivion. The nicely fitted pants for Belleza Jake by Mossu.  Garage props by [sau]. And this fun electric coffin backdrop with lighting by Saxiem.   ROMP ends February 28.

On Him:
Harness: Salt & Pepper S&P harness Lincoln, Jake [mesh](ROMP)(480L)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B JAKEfit Swear Scout Jacket [mesh](799L)
Pants: Mossu James.Pants - Belleza Jake - Black [mesh](299L)
Boots: A&Y Cyber Bunker Deuz Boots Metallic [mesh](690L)
Shades: Kumaki K_gs Kasha_R2 [mesh](400L)
Piercings: Haus of Darcy KYO Mesh Ear Piercing, Facial Piercing - Slide [mesh] (150L)
Hair: NO.MATCH NO.ONE. B-Version, male [mesh](200L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](697L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Body: Belleza Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0 [mesh](2999L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M[3m]**_chair5_0 (40L)

Bike lift stool: Dictatorshop [Ds] Bike Lift Stool [mesh](ROMP)(adult 1996L)
Motorcycle Lift bench: Dictatorshop [Ds] Motorcycle Lift Bench [mesh](ROMP)(adult 1996L)
Helmet: Remarkable Oblivion Speed Demon Helmet - Spitfire [mesh]
Tool storage: Sau bikecover, gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage: Sau Bike lift[with shadow for bike], gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage: Sau bikestand, gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage: Sau toolwagon[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Signage: Sau Wheel Art, gacha [mesh](150L)
Backdrop: SAXIEM CRUXCIFER'S COFFIN [mesh](399L)