Friday, August 20, 2021

Wizarding Faire: The Trouble with Doyle, part 3

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STORYLINE: Fia ran up the cobblestone path to Doyle’s medieval family home. He had his back to her and was wearing a long hooded green cape. “Finally,” she panted. “Hey, was that the Headmaster I just saw leaving?” Doyle didn't react. He seemed stunned. In one hand was an empty tea cup and in the other was some kind of formal owl mail letter. She peered over his shoulder, “Oh, is that an acceptance to bring you back to Hogwarts?” He only seemed to notice her when she lost her balance and almost fell onto him. He turned a solemn face towards her, and she gasped. His beautiful long locks were gone and he was wearing a mask. She took a step backwards. If she didn’t know better, she would have thought he was a Death Eater. “What happened to you?” 

Doyle looked down again and stared at the tea cup. “There was an accident. A misfire. Apparently I am dyslexic.” She couldn’t help but feel nervous, he was acting very strangely. “So umm…, what was the Headmaster doing here?” 

“He said he would never have expelled me, but the Ministry of Magic forced his hand. Someone embedded in the Ministry wants that cursed Dementor summoning spell I accidentally created.” He turned and looked at Fia. “The Headmaster erased the original spell from textbooks to prevent any attempt to reverse engineer what I did. All of them. Every single book, like it never existed. And from the minds of all students too, ...except me.” Doyle looked off towards the setting sun. “He said, I’m its discoverer. The first new spell in over 133 years. He says I need it for leverage. …You should go away from me.”

“No, Doyle,” she tugged on his cape. “I don’t understand what’s going on, why you are dressed that way, and what's in that letter…”

"Here," he gave it at her. It was invitation to join an elusive private school for pureblood witches and wizards. “They made it clear they were a very expensive. Too expensive for a simple farmboy, but they would graciously waive all fees if I give them the Dementor spell.”

“No. Don’t do it!”

Doyle shrugged, “Do I even have a choice? My magic is growing stronger and I can't control it. Either I join them, or discover which of them infiltrated the Ministry of Magic. If I do that, and I can return to Hogwarts under the Headmaster's protection.” 

He looked down at the tea leaves in the cup. “Apparently, its a very dangerous mission.” He dropped the cup and it shattered on the rough stones. “Goodbye.” He mounted his broom and turned to leave. 

“No, Wait!” She shoved the symbol-casting spellbook at him. “Take this. It will help you!”

He looked at the book, then his eyes opened wide in amazement. It was like he finally saw her. "Its simple," she beamed, "Don't chant, Draw! No more accidents!" 

He carefully tucked the book inside his robes, nodded a thanks to her, and flew away.

I got a little crazy with the Grand Finale to the Trouble with Doyle series. Its been fun. The Wizarding Faire is ending soon. Hurry over and get all the awesome stuff for your own HP inspired stories.

On him, Doyle:
Cape: Hotdog Shady cloak Tall Green [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Teacups: Ladybird Trelawney Tea Set [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Ring: Hopscotch Magical Ring Snake [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(150L)
MaskKROVA Vitzili's Mask green [mesh](Midnight Order)(200L)
Nose Chain: Garmonbozia Write me earrings [mesh](Midnight Order)(1 L)
Hair: barberyumyum *barberyumyum*S01 blonde [mesh](300L)
Head, Lips, brows: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)

House: Hisa The Windburrow [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(1475L)
Mailbox: Noxturnal Ye Old Public Spellbook Library [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(300L)
Location: Angel's Nest

Thanks for your help Aarya!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Wizarding Faire: The Trouble with Doyle, part 2

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STORYLINE: Fia flopped down for lunch in the Great Hall of Hogwarts and sighed, "Has anyone seen Doyle? He's missing again." Her Griffendor roommates exchanged knowing looks. "You didn't hear? He reversed the word order of a spell, its some kind of learning disability, and summoned a small Dementor." Fia's eyes grew wide. All color drained from her face. "Shut up. He did not!" The other girl nodded, "It's true. Lucian's mom reported him to the Ministry of Magic. She demanded he get expelled immediately. You would think those slimy Slytherins would love to have a Dementor for a pet, and..." Fia suddenly stood up and slammed her fist into the table. "Don't talk about Doyle that way! He's wonderful!" She ran out of the hall to her favorite tree and sunk down to think. This was horrible. It wasn't right to kick him out of school for one mistake. Poor Doyle. She pulled from her pocket a treasured doodle drawing. Doyle made it on a lunch napkin. When no one was looking, she stole it. She traced the lines with her finger. He was really talented. It wasn't right he was getting kicked out....  Suddenly, an idea hit her! She raced to the library, grabbed a book of spells on casting magic by drawing symbols (instead of using chants), and raced to the Slytherin Dorms. She banged on the door like mad. "I need to see Doyle!" It was unlike her to be so bold. The Slytherin boys were annoyed. They told her it was too late, and to go away. But she refused to accept Doyle was already gone, so they showed her his empty dorm. It was only then her shoulders fell. "...but, I have the perfect plan to save him...." 

On her, Fia of Gryffindor:
Dress: ALTAIR cassandra uniform lion [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(399L)
Umbrella: Insomnia Angel Witch Wand Umbrella gothic lolita [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(420L)
Book: AERTH Grimoire Azaghun [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(299L)
Gloves: Viki Wizard Glove [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Skin, head: Persephone [p] ginerva skin creme browless (Wizarding Faire)(849L)
Glasses: Fantastical Notion [.fn] Astral Glasses Solar golden rust [mesh](Midnight Order)(300L)
Hair: RavenBell Gem Hair v1, crystal [mesh](350L)
Boots, socks: Cute or Die! [CoD!] Vampire Academy Boots Maitreya [mesh](299L)
Head, eyes: LeLUTKA lel EvoX LILLY 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [BOM][mesh](2750L)
Pose: R.icielli CUTE Poses 2 / 03 (179L)

Bed: Raindale Nightingale bed [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(350L)
Chair: Disorderly Common Study Chair Green [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(149L)
Pet castle, tree, bowls: PandaFace Magic House Cat Castle fatpack [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(450L)
Books behind bed: Pitaya Harry's Books [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(98L)
Owl light: HEXtraordinary Owl Sconce [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(299L)
Screens: Eclectica Curiosities Revival Dressing Room Screen [mesh](Midnight Order)(350L)
Wall Scone: Static Ghast Claw Sconce Eldritch [mesh](Midnight Order)(275L)
Skybox: Candle and Cauldron {C&C} The Serpent's Lair [mesh](500L)

Thanks for your help Aarya!

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Wizarding Faire: The Trouble with Doyle

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STORYLINE: There are many kinds of aspersing witches and wizards at Hogwarts. But there were none quite like Doyle. Popular with a burning desire to be the best, he landed easily in House Slytherin. Everything seemed to be going his way when his grades began to slip. He was in real danger of failing. He stopped going to events and parties. He disappeared often, and spoke to no one. The headmaster of Slytherin had enough, he searched all hidden corners of Hogwarts before finally discovering a sad and frustrated Doyle, alone in the tower trying over and over to cast a spell right. ...You see, spells require concentration, and an exact recital. Change any word, or any order of an incantation, and horrible things could happen. In fact, there floating over Doyle's shoulder was a baby Dementor. The headmaster gasped. He never knew such a thing was even possible! Troubled, his eyes darted to the spellbook in Doyle's hand. And then, he suddenly realized what happened. “Doyle, are you dyslexic?”

It's finally here! Grab your broom and race to the Wizarding Faire 2021, it opens today and runs until August 21st. The image above was inspired by the tiny pet Dementor by Hopscotch, HotDog Cape, the richly detailed Mage decor items by DRD, and a little bit of my childhood experience Dyslexia. The Dementor you can wear and it will hover over your shoulder. The Cape comes in rigged sizes for small, medium, and tall, and also includes an unrigged version. It also has a hud with a few poses you can trigger to work with the cape. I am a huge capes fan, I love this. The Skull Wand is by the team of Skellybones and Star Sugar. It has several built in animations you can trigger by touching it. Nice animations for wands too. The Spellbook by KitCat also comes with a wand and an animations. You click the hud and choose a fun spell to prank your friends, like give them a fit of giggles. lol The Mage Den decor by Death Row is a delight to look at with so many fun details. I especially love the table with crystal magic. Very cool. From over at Midnight Order, I have three super cool items that work well together for the gothy inclined men, the Nocturne Arms by Wicca, Hot Dog broken glasses, and Mitore outfit by AsteriodBox. The Armwarmers have a nice texture hud to change the colors to fit any outfit. The Broken Glasses are by Hotdog come in 3 different metallic colors. And the Mitore outfit fatpack also includes a hud to switch round the colors all you want. The thigh high boots are also built into the pants. If you want a grittier version, there is a side texture pack you can get at the event. 

On him, Doyle, the Dyslexic Slytherin:
Pet: HopScotch Soul Sucker (Animated) Shoulder Pet [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Cape: Hotdog Shady cloak Tall Black [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Book: KitCat Magic Potter Spellbook, interactive [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(200L)
Wand: StarSugar / Skellybones SS/SB Skull Wand Silver, interactive [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(250L)
Arms: Wicca's Originals Nocturne Arm Gianni [mesh](Midnight Order)(399L)
Top, Pants: AsteroidBox. Mitore Top, Pants Belleza Jake, Fatpack [mesh](Midnight Order)(1889L)
Glasses: Hotdog Broken glasses Gold [mesh](Midnight Order)(200L)
Hair: RavenBell Aster Hair M2 solids [mesh](350L)
Head, Lips, brows: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Fashiowl - Hermione - 15 (Wizarding Faire)(250L)

Decor: Death Row Designs DRD The Mage's Den, Fatpack [mesh](Wizarding Faire)(2175L)
Skybox: VARONIS Sombre Skybox [mesh](429L)
Thanks for your help Aarya!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Midnight Order: Symphony of the Night

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STORYLINE: Only the pale light of the waning moon leaked into the darkness from broken rafters above. Footsteps echoed down the long stone corridor. Alucard summoned a candelabra and lit it with his dark powers. It was not so much for him, as he could see quite well in the night. Revealing himself in a friendly manner he hoped would assure his visitor he meant no harm. "I am Alucard, master of the castle," he bowed politely. The flickering light gleamed on his long golden locks. A bitter voice sneered at him, "Oh, I know who you are, Bloodsucker." The man pointed to the blood splatter covering Alucard, "The chosen one? The messiah foretold by prophecy? Ridiculous! You're the son of the devil himself, Dracula..." Alucard cut him off, "And the son of my mother, a human."  Undeterred, the man spat, "Abomination! I will purge you from this world!" Alucard sighed, not this shit again. 

I know I know, everyone is talking about the Gachapocalypse (me too!), but can we take a moment to swoon over the Gothic goodies at Midnight Order? So much awesome.... Midnight Order's halfway point is this weekend, new gifts will be put out and live DJ Friday the 6th , 2 - 4pm SL time, and at 7 - 9pm SL time, and on Saturday the 7th f2 - 4pm SL time, and at 7 - 9pm SL time. Midnight Order ends August 20th.

The image above was totally inspired by the classic Gothic creations this round, and of course Alucard from Castlevania. (Is the Castlevania Netflick series great or what?) For my picture above, I did Alucard more in style of the classic Symphony of the Night. He is wearing the Eternal top, pants and boots by Toksik. All items are mod, so I tinted the boot laces to gold. The gorgeous candelabra is by Reliquary and has texture hud to change all its textures. Smartly hidden on his right thigh are the Kosii Hunter Stakes and Holsters to bring down a big bad like Dracula. It is interactive, with a hud to trigger draw, flip and sheath animations. From a past MO round, is the beautifully created TF: Mort Veins BOM texture, - its perfect for any starving creature of the night. The Dhampir cape by Aii works so well here, its Bento and you can touch it to change it's built in animations. The background is the castle at No Salvation.

On him, Alucard:
Candelabra: Reliquary !R!&:P:- Orryn Candelabra [mesh](MidnightOrder)(399L)
Top: toksik Eternal Blouse (Legacy M) [mesh](MidnightOrder)(250L)
Necklace: toksik Eternal Necklace (Legacy M)[mesh](MidnightOrder)(250L)
Pants: toksik Eternal Pants (Boot Fit) (Legacy M) [mesh](MidnightOrder)(180L)
Boots: toksik Eternal Boots (Legacy M) [mesh](MidnightOrder)(250L)
Holster: Kosii Hunter Stakes [mesh](MidnightOrder)(599L)
Cape: {aii} + Dhampir Alis Cloak L (Red) +  Bento [mesh](315L)
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Gloves: NOCHE Bill Essential Gloves [mesh](349L)
Hair: Sintiklia Hair Wenna Light [mesh](300L)
Tattoo: TF: Mort :: Veins (BOM) (303L)
Head, Lips, brows: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M [3M]_sc0_m_3 (40L)


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Fantasy Faire 2021: Khol Dracys

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STORYLINE: Red embers drifted upwards in the smoke choked red sky above the hidden Canyon of Khol Dracys. Above the sound of the roaring wildfire, a bellowing screech suddenly echoed off the rocky cliffs. A terrifying sound not heard in over a thousand years. Villagers huddled tightly together in the town's central circle. A man towering over them on the village's sacred stone of the dead, shouted "Behold a dragon born of fire and ash!" He was dressed in the royal colors of House Targaryen. The villagers looked nervously at the eerie red flames consuming their homes, and then at strange animated bones of the long dead dragon, before returning to their unwelcome visitor who most certainly dug up the bones of the dragon their ancestors had slayed a millennia ago. What witchcraft was this? More importantly, how does one defeat something already dead? The mad Targaryen began to dance wildly to a tune only he heard, "Fire cannot kill a Dragon!" he said, and then repeated it many times. "Fire cannot kill a Dragon!" 

The Fantasy Faire is stunning this year, even bigger than last year with 20 sims!  And I'm happy to tell you the Shopping Guide has been updated based on all the feedback from past years. It's now on the main website and even has sections for male items and special avatars. You can see it all here:

As always, I'm so happy to help out on the catalog. This year I cataloged Khol Dracys, the fun Dragon and Dinosaur sim created by Wanders Nowhere of Prehistorica. The image above is inspired by Khol Dracys, the viking themed items on Fallen God's sim Valahlla, and leaked images of the upcoming House of the Dragon series on HBO. (Can't wait!) The Dragon and Stone monument are gifts from the Faireland Quest, part 1, Language of Birds.  

BishieStyleSL will be on hiatus until I am settled in at my new home in about 2 to 3 weeks.
Thanks for your help, Aarya!

On Him, the Targaryen Necromancer:
Outfit: R3D Viking Tunic Njord - Legacy m [mesh](Fantasy Faire 2021, Scrimshaw Warrens)(250L)
Boots: R3D Boots Runar - Black - Legacy m [mesh](Fantasy Faire 2021, Scrimshaw Warrens)(199L)
Fur: REKT Fantasy Furrneck White - Legacy [mesh](200L)
Crown: NOIR Aegon The Conquer Crown [mesh]
Hair: RavenBell Aster Hair M1 [mesh](350L)
Tattoo: Lovely Disarray Battle Ready : Warpaint - Complete Double (230L)
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: sakupose+ yzk mens pose 4 hero1 (70L)

Dragon: Prehistorica Animesh Skeletal Dragon, language of birds quest HUD [mesh](Fantasy Faire 2021, Khol Dracys)(350L with outfit)
Rocks: Fallen Gods Valhalla Memorial, language of birds quest HUD [mesh](Fantasy Faire 2021, Valhalla)(350L with outfit)
House: Del-ka Aedilis Guthrum C/M - Summer [mesh](Fantasy Faire 2021, Valhalla)(549L)
Trees: FelixvonKotwitz 1 Li Mesh Pine Season d1a [mesh](295L)
Land: Jumbo Core Plat  River,19 li [mesh] (95L)

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Engine Room: The Robotic Burlesque

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STORYLINE: The younger brother of the Marquess of Waterford, Lord Berksford, was throughly obsessed with automatons. He studied the masters and tinkered endlessly in his workshop. The result of all his work? In true scandalous fashion, (his big brother would be proud), he debuted The Robotic Burlesque to much fanfair. The show was the talk of the town. Berksford tolled not for fame, but for his own amusement. Sure his brother every now and then came with special requests, but it seemed innocent to him and he liked the challenge as much as the revenue. I mean what Gent wouldn't want giant spider legs to leap over tall buildings, right? When the police busted down his door and arrested Berksford for the Spring Heeled Jack Murders,  ... he was completely surprised.

The Engine Room is ending soon. Here's a last look at some wonderful creations there. This image was inspired by Burlesques, Steampunk Mechanics, and the beautiful What's Lost Spirit doll. 

On him, Lord Berksford:
Mask: [LANEVO] Deadly Drive Mask [mesh](Engine Room)(342L)
Shirt: AsteroidBox Albian Shirt Legacy red Male [mesh](Engine Room)(270L)
Boots: Hotdog Gaiter boots brown [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Wrench: +SEKAI+ Pipe Wrench [Fatpack] [mesh](Engine Room)(199L)
Goggles: Gabriel ::GB:: Flight goggles [mesh](free)
Gloves: Gabriel ::GB:: SP Gloves LegacyBrown, gacha [mesh](75L)
Hair: barberyumyum B06 01 [mesh](300L)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes - Leonine [mesh](150L)
Pants applier: Roosters n cHix Roosters Justice Pants (99L)
Pants: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Pirate Emperor Pants [BOM](185L)
Tattoo: Overt Dirt 7 [BOM](100L) 
Head: LeLUTKA Kane Evolution .2.5 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: <K&S> Seductive lady5

Dolls: What's Lost Spirits WLS - STEAMPUNK DOLL vs2 [mesh](Engine Room)(288L)
Chaise Lounge: The Looking Glass The Torch Singer Chaise, gacha [mesh](60L)
Curtains: T-3D CREATIONS Curtain Display 008 Full Perm [mesh](358L)
Stage: Death Row -DRD- Villa rouge - Stage [mesh]

This post was made possible with the help of my of Blogger Bat Buddie, Aarya Phantomhive. Thanks Aarya! To see her finale to the Spring Heeled Jack series, the Killer, go to: Dark Phantom Blog: Dance with the Ripper

Sunday, April 11, 2021

The Engine Room: Spring Heeled Jack

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STORYLINE: The Marquess of Waterford was a prankster with an aristocratic disregard for the law. Together with his merry gang of drunken hooligans, he terrorized the sweet young ladies of New London. It started with simple jump-scares from behind a bush or darkened alley, and grew into elaborate costumes and clever contraptions that gave him seemingly supernatural abilities. But with all his hilarious tabloid fame came a dark side, -- a deadly imitator. What had been fun and games was now dripping in blood. He was Public Enemy Number One. Of course he couldn't go to the police for help! After all, he wasn't leaping over tall buildings to get closer to his pursuers. No, this was his problem to solve. Could he discover the true serial killer's identity before he was unmasked as the Marquess and framed for the numerous grisly murders?

Engine Room. This image is inspired by the Victorian urban legend of Spring Heeled Jack, and by the sweet items on sale at the Engine Room: the Rayne Claws by Skellybones, Bloodlust outfit by toksik, Tsuchigumo Spider Legs by Aii, Steampunk shaded by Dreamcatcher, gift scar tattoo by TF, and the very Jack the Ripper vibes of Varonis's Dayport scene. 

On him, Spring Heeled Jack:
Coat: toksik Bloodlust Top Navy [mesh](Engine Room)(350L)
Pants: toksik Bloodlust Pants Navy [mesh](Engine Room)(210L)
Boots: toksik Bloodlust Boots Brown [mesh](Engine Room)(160L)
Legs: Aii Tsuchigumo Spider Legs Masculine [Animesh](Engine Room)[mesh](999L)
Claws: Skellybones Rayne Claws [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Glass: Dreamcatcher Stylized Glasses Unisex [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Makeup: TF Linea [BOM](Engine Room)(Gift)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Mon hair [mesh]

Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond [BOM]

Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh](2000L)

Pose: [3M] 3M_jump1_1 (40L)

Skybox: VARONIS Dayport background [mesh](Engine Room)(449L)

This post was made possible with the help of my of Blogger Bat Buddie, Aarya Phantomhive. Thanks Aarya! To see her story of the Sheriff hunting Spring Heeled Jack, go to the Dark Phantom Blog: Prep Patrol