Thursday, November 29, 2012

Cirque du MetaBody

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Being a male ballet dancer in mother Russia is highly prestigious, but I dreamed of something more. In my case, I literally did run away and join the circus, -- the Cirque du Soleil to be exact. Yes, I am still throwing people up in the air and catching them. That's what I was hired to do. But I don't have as much pointe work now (that's brutal on a foot!), and I love all the imaginative costumes and music. I hope my parents will someday forgive me and come see me perform. I think they will like what they see.

MetaBody has a collection of avant garde avatars you can download for free, modify how you like, add your own elements, and submit your creation for the next installment. This was a lot fun to do and many good pieces I can use in the future too! Your original creations must be submitted by November 30th. Head to MetaBody for more details.

On The Cigar:
Hair, Pants, Special effect, Sleeves: Meta_Body: Fog (edited)(free)
Nose, Cape: Meta_Body: Meta-Birds (edited)(free)
Hat, Glasses, Ascot, Mustache, Shoes: Meta_Body: Chart Man (edited)(free)
Clock for buttons, hat, pocket watch, and pose stand: Meta_Body: Lizard (edited)(free)
Prop: Basingstoke Horn BH Fine Cigar, Yadni's Junkyard (edited)(free)
Pose: Apple Spice Action Pose 009 (40L)

On The Firefly:
Hair: A&Y Neo-Phoenix Cyber Hair-Black (290L)
Headpiece: Meta_body: Silver7 (free)
Wings, TattooMeta_Body: Dragonfly (edited)(free)
Clothes, Claws, Tail: Meta_Body: Lizard (edited)(free)
Pose: No Strings Attached Fred Astaire w/ cane & hat (10L)

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This photo series was inspired by the new Tableau Vivant Perla Sweater for men and Low Rise Sporty Pants. They reminded me immediately of type of clothing you would see in a dance rehearsal. So enter the Russian dancer! The sweater and pants work great together, but remove the top and you have very sexy low rise pant that is barely hanging on. They are so low my modesty gene kicked in! lol I worked hard on a shape to go with the awesome new Tableau Vivant Marilyn Skin. With the pale brow on Tone 3, I could create a nice color theme. If Mr. Russian Dancer looks vaguely like someone famous, that was an accident, but since it looked good, I just went with it! lol

UPDATE: Pixel Ballet performs "The Nut" (their version of The Nutcracker) starting December 2nd. Shows are Sunday 5pm SL, and Wednesday 2pm SL. Come Early! Seats fill up fast!

On Him:
Skin: Tableau Vivant Marilyn Skin - Tone 03 (990L)
Eyes: FTL Dawn Eyes - Seiji (100L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boy**26 Strawberry (120L)
Necklace: Rozoregalia Nornir Necklace (500L)
Ring: Kosh Adain Ring silver (Men's Dept Event)(99L)
Earring: Mandala Soul Ear Piercing Black (397L)
Pants: Tableau Vivant Lowrise sporty pants black (200L)
Shirt: Tableau Vivant Perla Sweater black (Collabor88 Event) (88L)
Shoes: DemotiK Beauty Ballet Shoe White (edited)(175L)
Prop: Magic Nook Shoulder Towel M (50L)
Pose: Apple Spice Ballet Pose 009 (40L)
Pose: Peta Grocery store {P.Ballet} Ground pas classical  ballet (25L)
Set: William Weaver build 008 (retextured)(free)
Thanks for your help Fulli!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Sales

Okay guys, this sale is too good not give a fast post. Run over to FATEwear and pick up some nice mesh clothes for men at 50%, - 48 hours starting Cyber MANday, Nov 26th. 

There is a freebie too. At the landing, touch the bear on the railing and get free Friendship Bear.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fox Hunt Rivalry 1

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Lady Elisa von Edelweiss was in town for the fox hunt. When she glanced at me, it was as if the world stood still for a moment. Since she is a great fan of Equestrian sport, I knew if I won the fox hunt I would have a chance to gain her favor. But there was a problem standing in my way, a pansy albino who always wins. I had no intension of loosing to the jerk, so a few "precautionary measures" were in order. 

Several lucky things came together for the 2nd in the Fox Hunt series. First, the talented people behind Venexia just opened a new role playing sim, Goatswood, with a Victorian England theme. The new group gift skin from Tableau Vivant I thought would make a great handsome devil. (Villains are so much fun to play!) During my search for a coat that could pass as Equestrian style, I came across the FATEwear Desmond coat that has a Regency feel to it if you remove the hood. I got a good pair of rigged mesh thigh high boots for riding at BareRose. Mr.Poet delivers ascot, shirt, and nice hat and hair with an English flare. I often need good grey eyes, but finding some that work for men is tricky, so turned to Poetic Colors with excellent results. The horse I am riding in this one is actually a wearable one, so you can take it anywhere, no need to rez. But let me take a moment to gush about my posing partner. Isn't she smashing in +RokumeikaN+? Any ladies role playing at the Goatswood sim, I highly recommend you make a visit to RMK Gothic and get some great looks for your role play. The lassitude and ennui knee high victorian boots are also a great addition for Victorian theme outfits for the ladies.

On Him:
Skin: Tableau Vivant Marilyn Skin - Group Gift (group gift, 50L to join)(free)
Eyes: Poetic Colors nightfall - night mood [mesh] (100L)
Hat, hair: Mr.Poet Bakerboy Cap and Hair/Skull (200L)
Top: Mr.Poet Pleated shirt_Gray/Shirt (200L)
Coat: FATEwear Coat - Desmond (tinted) [mesh] (300L)
Pants: The Black Canary ~*{TBC}*~ He Lurks in Darkness (no longer available)
Boots: BareRose thigh hight boot [mesh]  (140L)
Rideable: Zed Avedon Realistek Horse / Bronze (4,980L)
Prop: Ruby Vandyke Rodeo Snake - hanging (25L)

On Her:
Dress, hat, purse, umbrella: +RokumeikaN+ +RMK*fille charmante*+BP (350L)
Boots: lassitude and ennui Flutter boots - raven [mesh] (280L)
Skin: BCC : ) [Light] Wendy Skin 03 (600L)
Hair: + NK + +NK +hair -Persian- white (100L)
Eyes: NoirOptix Pale Violet Eyes (99L)

Goatswood [SGS] Victorian Gothic Residential Roleplay
Thanks for your help Fulli!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Fox Hunt Rivalry 2

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This Fox Hunt is a game of hide and seek. The winner is the person who tags the fox first. We were running hard on the fox's trail, when a shoe became loose on my horse Artemis. We had made an emergency stop at the blacksmith. Suddenly a snake slithered up and spooked her. She reared up and screamed, hooves flying. Luckily, I was not on her at the time, that could have hurt if I was thrown! After Artemis calmed down, we rejoined the fox hunt. The fox was a wily one. I found it hiding on the roof of the horse stables. We gave chase and finally "tagged" it. I hung the trophy in Artemis' stall. There was a very pretty lady in a purple dress waiting for me there. She invited me to have tea with her. It was a grand day!

This picture series was inspired by the Fox Hunt at the new sim Helping Hoof-Virtual Equine Therapy (or HHVET). The fox hunt was a lot of fun. I really got into creating the look! There are some great fashion possibilites for men in the Equestrian style. The Tableau Vivant Boot Pants were a perfect match. I am so happy to finally have an elegant styled pant that works with a tall boot. From Hoorenbeek, the Riding Boots are a must, and the Velvet Blazer reminds me of an Oxford schoolboy. BlakOpal provides the shirt, ascot, and vest. BlakOpal also has 2 more excellent free Victorian style outfits for men: Hawkesworth Outfit - Brown and Hawkesworth Outfit - Black. The Hunting Whip finishes off the look. It's awesome and authentic.

On Him:
Hair: Scars Ohayo Gray (100L)
Shirt: BlakOpal Tramontane Outfit - Sage (free)
Hat: Cero Style NOPH male Hat (past hunt, Night at the Opera Hunt #1) (free)
Blazer: Hoorenbeek Mesh Velvet Blazer Black [mesh] (520L)
Pants: Tableau Vivant Boots pants - Andalusite [mesh] (255L)
Shoes: Hoorenbeek Riding Boots - Black (520L)
Cane: Ernst Osterham Hunting Whip v1.1 (145L)
Gloves: KU ::KU::_InuSS_CM* Gloves gothic (free)
Poses: F*ckingNinjas *FN* Helen and the Minotaur*FN* Into Battle (50L)

On Horse:
Avatar: Waterhorse ~*WH*~Horse Avatar (Pinto) (2500L)
Texture: The Texture Barn Cleveland showy red bay Texture Pack for Horse Avatars (350L)
Tack: CarriageTrade Interactive Tack English Light horse (1299)
Mane and Tail: Scraggy Cat *SC* LH Braided Manes & Tails (Black) (250L)
Pose: F*ckingNinjas *FN* Charangoyle pose (50L)

On Fox:
Avatar: Timber Wilds Industry Fox (2100L)

HHVET Get a notecard of all current events at the landing point. Sim events include: horse races, hidden object hunts, barrel races, dressage training and competition, private riding lessons, steeplechase, trail rides, and of course the fox hunt. Check it out!

Free riding outfit for women.
Free horse, animal, and stable items.
All the past HHVET Leaf Hunt prizes.
Thanks for your help Fulli and Ivy!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hammy Style 2

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The hamsters suddenly stopped playing in the snow and looked up. The Northern Lights had appeared! It was a magical moment of awe for the little creatures.

For more information go to: Hammy Time Hunt.

On Strawberry Surprise, left:
Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Siberian Snow) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Hat: masami niekerk strawberry hat (free)
Tutu, Ballet Slippers: Muzi Ballerina Hammy Red (free)(Hammy Time Hunt 2)

On Panda Plaid, middle:
Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Panda) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Tie: 1005 Ham tie-1005 with texture change [mesh] (free)
Glasses: Regicat Pince-nez for Hamster (10L)
Crown: Neko Melody +SC+ Crown for Hamster Gacha (40L)
Ballet Slippers: Muzi Ballerina Hammy Red (free)(Hammy Time Hunt 2)

On Princess Peppermint, right:
Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Fairy Pistachio) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Tutu, Ballet Shoes, Tiara: Muzi Ballerina Hammy White (70L)
Nommy and Special Effect: Hippo Cold Breath Kit with Candy Cane (free)

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On Winter Hammy, top left:
Outfit: Hippo Hamster Winter Set (70L)
Muffs: Hippo Hamster Ear Muffs - Waffles with cinnamon bun nommy (50L)
Mittens: *=828=* Knit Mittens  tinted (Hammy Time Hunt, 5.2)(free)
Shoes: Hippo Hamster Snow Boots (50L)

On Hammy Skater, top right:
Outfit: c.A. Tulle dress for Hamster (free)
Headress: Half-Deer Unicorn Horn Hamster with texture change (free)(Hammy Time Hunt 1)
Skates: Nigel Linden Ice skates (edit to fit hammy, attach to lower leg) (free)
Hair: GUARAN-DOU *G-D* Ponytail Brown (5L)

On Baseball Hammy, bottom left:
Hat: Swine & Roses Peace & Love Helmet (free)(Hammy Time Hunt 3)
Baseball bat: Muzi Baseball Hammy - Bats & Balls (50L)

On Sick Hammy, bottom right:
Icebag, nose drip, tissue, thermometer, blanket, slippers: Muzi Purple Sicky Hammy (70L)
Furniture: KU Nest with acorns and poses (5L)


Furniture: who what GIFT-tukimi daihuku- (free)
Transportation: Pet Adoption Center Hamster Wheel (free)
Transportation: Kermit Rutkowski Hamster Ball (free)
Thanks for your help Fulli and Voodoo!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hammy Style 1

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Everyone loves Hammy, these lovable furballs are everywhere! Good news Hamster fans, there's a short and fun hunt going on right now just for you, the Hammy Time Hunt! Participating stores are: +Half-Deer+MUZISwine & RosesHippo, and Ya-Zuya. The hunt ends November 30th. For more information go to: Hammy Time Hunt.

Also, you can look at the fun Hammy images in the Hamster Photo Contest at Miniscape and vote for your favorites. Voting ends Nov 30th.

Top Left:
Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Parti Sable) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Dress, Icicle Crown, Polar Bear Hood, Scepter: Hippo Snow Queen (100L)

Top Right:
Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Siberian Snow) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Shower cap, Towel, Shower curtain with texture change: Hippo Hamster Shower Costume (80L)

Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Fairy Pistachio) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Tutu, Ballet Shoes, Tiara: Muzi Ballerina Hammy White (70L)
Prop: Milk Hall Fallen Log with many poses for hamsters and humans (100L)


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Avatar: Beetlebones ::BB:: Dwarf Hamster (Panda) Gacha [mesh] (100L)
Hair: shuu Yiyuan Mage Max (20L)
Weapon: *=828=* Katana (Hammy Time Hunt, 5.1)(free)
Lamp: Hippo Hamster Handheld Paper Lantern Gacha (10L)

Nommy: KU Sunflower Seed (free)
Scally cap and sweater: MUZI Sweater Hammy pink stripe (70L)

Hat and teeth: MUZI Beanie Beaver Hammy (free)
Boots: FashionyZee Halloween Gift (Hamster ver) (free)
Mittens: *=828=* Knit Mittens (Hammy Time Hunt, 5.2)(free)

Thanks for your help Fulli and Voodoo!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Premium: Orville

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"No, dont leave me!" she cried and ran after me. Before I could take off, she lunged at my plane. I could not believe my eyes when I saw this crazy lady had grabbed onto the wing! But it was too late to slow down, the wheels were already off the runway. The added weight caused the plane to dip dangerously to the side. I almost crashed in the ocean! ...And that was tamest thing that happened in the next 30 minutes of the Silver Baron's Wild Ride.  lol

The new premium gift has been released, a very cool World War 1 airplane. It's easy to fly. Sounds great. It seats one, but your buddies can also ride by hanging on for dear life on the wing. lol  You can take off the new premium Orville airport and fly over several connecting premium lands. The hangers and air traffic control tower are also in a 1920s style. Many people were there today. It was like a spontaneous air show. Cool!

Good news! If you are not a premium member, or if your membership will expire sometime before now and the new year, there is a sale for 50% on the quarterly membership. Read here for more details: Take-to-The-Skies-of-Second-Life

On Him:
Coat and Sweater: FATEwear Coat Derrick Tundra [mesh] (300L)
Eyepatch: Air Fairlady Corsair (600L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Dragon Mesh Hair - MALE - Whites Pack [mesh] (250L)
Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Mullingar Boots - Black (520L)
Transportation: Lindy Premium Airplane v1.04 (free)(premium membership required SALE 50%)

Orville Airport
Thanks for your help Fulli!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

News Report: Group Gifts 6

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1: Ayashi - Halloween Group Gift Male [mesh] (group gift)(free)
2: :SEY - Hook necklace, BS-Wallet Chain, Star&Skull Bangle, BucketBag (group gift)(free)
3: +RokumeikaN+ - *Men's Sweater*Black+GIFT (group gift, 100L to join)(free)
4: IKON - IKON Eternal Eyes - Green (group gift, 1st weekend of new month only)(free)
5: Chop Zuey - An UnQuiet Grave Mens Bracelet, Gentleman Caller Mens Ring (group gift, 350L to join)(free)
6: Crickets - Crickets "Nathan" Mesh Outfit (group gift)(free)
7: HeavenGate/BeatRush - Military jacket, Pea Coat, Jacket w/T, Halloween & Stadium jacket  [mesh] (group gift)(free)
8: Lotus - YUU-hair, 1st anniversary, Roy (group gift)(free)
9: JStyle - UK jacket (group gift)(free)