Saturday, April 27, 2013

Kawaii Fair

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Kawaii means Cute or Adorable in Japanese. And you don't have to be a child, or a girl to enjoy Kawaii. I'm at Kawaii Fair right now.  It's ending, but these things are still available.  Scroll down for my masterlist of links. Use these shortcuts to score loot super fast!!!

On Him, left:
Mask: Epic Neo Anime Mouth Mask gacha, Leo Pink [mesh] (Kawaii Fair) (35L)
Pants: Cut -N- Draw Cargo 3/4 black [mesh] (325L)
Jacket: Cut -N- Draw vest jacket, Fatpack [mesh] (1050L)
Hat: Dollle Summer Sun Hat [mesh] (Kawaii Fair) (10L)
Slippers: Dollle Bunny slippers, black [mesh] (Kawaii Fair) (1L)
Skin: Tellaq Keane style 6 (1500L)

On Her, center:
Pajamas, tattoo cheeks: PopTart PikaBunny jammies, shoes, tattoo [mesh] (Kawaii Fair)(free)
Tattoo chest: AnnaA Burning heart tattoo (Kawaii Fair) (free)
Skin: Modish ZuliDay Sunkiss (Kawaii Fair) (10L)

On Him:
Mask: Epic Neo Anime Mouth Mask gacha, purple [mesh] (Kawaii Fair)(35L)
Pants: Cut -N- Draw Cargo short white [mesh] (325L)
Shirt: Paradise kiss Ren shirt-blue [mesh] (399L)
Eyes: Tableau Vivant Galaxy eyes - Earth [mesh] (The Gallery Gift Shop)(75L)
Bracelets: Phoebe Piercings Men and Women Bracelets, color change (Kawaii Fair)(10L)
Nommie: MDL Mr Pipe with fruit or cupcake (Kawaii Fair) 50L
Hair: COLORS 49 Light Red (100L)
Stocking: Rotten Toe !RT!:: Skeleton Tights Fatback (25L)
Tattoo arm: MDL Kawaii Tattoo (Kawaii Fair) (10L)
Cheeks: Blah My Super Kawaii Mesh Blush [mesh] (Kawaii Fair) (10L)
Goggles: Epic Kawaii Goggles gacha, red [mesh] (Kawaii Fair) (50L)
Prop: Evilkyoot Kawaii Cloud, texture and mood change (Kawaii Fair) (10L)
Ring: Ozi DOMO Rings, brown and purple (Kawaii Fair) (10L)
Tote and shoes: MDL PacMan Bag and Converse (Kawaii Fair) (75L)
Shoulder Pet: Oceania Kawaii Happy Octopus Plushie (Kawaii Fair)(free)
Necklace: FreakyDesign Freaky Kitteh necklace (Kawaii Fair) (free)

Freebies & Dollarbies for Guys:
Dollle Bunny slippers, white blue pink and black [mesh] for girls, but too fun to pass up(1L)
Poptart PikaBunny jammies, shoes, tattoo (mesh jammie made for girls) [mesh] (free)
Oceania Ballon game (free)  Purple whale plushie [mesh] (group gift)(free)
MDL Donut Glasses, Necklace Angel/Demon (1L)
Chibi Sekai Bat backpack (free)
Lavanda Cat Coin Purse (1L)
AnnaA Burning heart tattoo (free)
Just You Jewels Kawai - Save a Lollipop (1L)
FreakyDesign Freaky Kitteh necklace (free)
SugarButton Boutique Kawaii Munched popsicle -blueberry mix Super, crown (free)
Princess Bizare Polaroid nommie (you can change to your own snapshot) (free)

Bizaare Kawaii - nothing over 10 lindens
Blah My Super Kawaii Mesh Blush [mesh] (10L)
Ozi DOMO Rings, brown and purple (10L)
Phoebe Piercings Men and Women Bracelets, color change (10L)
Evilkyoot Kawaii Cloud, texture and mood change (10L)
MDL Diver Kawaii Tattoo (10L)
Dollle Summer Sun Hat [mesh] (10L)
Dollle Rabbit Ears Head Band [mesh] (10L)

Cool Things for Guys:  Check these out!  Dev Rec's of fun Kawaii style for guys! 
Epic Neo Anime Mouth Mask gacha, 26 colors [mesh] (35L)
Epic Kawaii glitter glam kicks, 8 colors [mesh] (169L)
Epic Kawaii Hazard Skateboard, 9 colors [mesh] (299L)
Epic Leopard Space Star Guitar, playable and backpack, 8 colors [mesh] (299L)
Evilkyool Kawaii Hats bear, Frog, Koala, Panda [mesh] (150L)
Strawberry Jam Noseclips (check out the fun classroom store)(35L)
SS  Color change hitop [mesh] (150L)
MDL PacMan Bag and Converse (75L)
MDL Bunny and Cat bags (150L)
AnnA Femboy shape Linus (299) Skin (499L)
Retro Ribbon Tie (made for girls, resize menu) [mesh]
Thanks for your help, Nedar and Voodie!

Friday, April 26, 2013

News Event: Fantasy Faire

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Fantasy Faire is an awe inspiring charity event for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. 12 breath taking sims. Each stuffed full of cool items for sale. Silent and live auctions. And get this, there is even a MadPeas hunt, the Key of Hope Hunt. Even if fantasy is not your thing, you have to see it. Trust me on this on one. You'll met some nice people there, but the Faire lasts only one week. Yes you heard that right, all these amazing builds and it ends so soon like a butterfly that lives only a few days. Fantasy Faire ends April 28.

On the picture above. I am wearing one of the two outfits for sale at Fantasy Faire by FateWear. It's a total outfit including the boots and comes with or without the cloak. Wasabi pills has released a cool new long hair style for men at the Faire. The eyes I am wearing are a new release at the Gallery Gift Shop from Tableau Vivant. These eyes have an otherworldly look, perfect for Fantasy characters. The bow and arrow is by GTS. It can shoot a poison, smoke, or flaming arrow, set your friends on fire in a fire trap. It also shoots a grappling hook. Once the arrow is embedded into whatever you wish to scale, you grab the rope and shimmy on up. Wicked cool. GTS is also at the Fantasy Faire. And I have for tip for you too, there are even some great freebies at their main store: the Daredevil BowHoly Sword, and Short and Long Kilt.

On the inset pictures, you can see the wizard outfit also by Fatewear. The next two pictures are from Garden of Dreams. The Airship is 32 prim and flyable! Normally priced 1500L, on sale at the faire for 200L. And the library is a set I have been drooling on. When I saw it was for sale at the fair for only 400L when it's normally 2500L, I zipped over there really fast! lol The next picture shows free skins at the fair for male and female in two colors. If the sims are laggy, wear those and giggle about being almost nude as you steak through the forests. Have fun Streakers!

On Him:
Outfit, shoes, cloak: Fateware Feredir - Forest (Fantasy Faire Titans Hallow) [mesh] (300L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Erik - Blacks Pack (Fantasy Faire Magnificat) [mesh] (250L)
Weapon: GTS Weapons [GTS] Bad Arse Bow (850L) Daredevil Bow (free)
Eyes: Tableau Vivant Galaxy eyes - Mars [mesh] (The Gallery Gift Shop)(75L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Marilyn Skin - Tone 01 / D (990L)
Location: Fantasy Faire Fairelands Junction

Inset: (top to bottom)
Fateware at Titans Hallow Ithron - Wind [mesh] (300L)
Garden of Dreams at Lumenaria The Airship (200L) Sale
Garden of Dreams at Lumenaria The Library (400L) Sale
Plastik at Fairelands Junction :[P]:-Fantasy Faire Low Lag Avatar- Mermaid (free)
Plastik at Fairelands Junction :[P]:-Fantasy Faire Low Lag Avatar- Khulthi (free)
GTS Weapons Daredevil Bow  (free)
GTS Weapons Short Kilt (free)

UPDATE:  I have good news, Madpea's Key of Hope Hunt, part one is being extended to April 29th! I have successfully completed it, the prizes are amazing! There's still enough time to get your hud and start hunting! There was a technical problem with Part 2, so it has been delayed a few days. Part 2 will run until the middle of May.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Server Side Baking Apocalypse 2

UPDATE:  The switch to Server Side Baking is imminent. Firestorm has released its new viewer that has SSB code. The Official Viewer also already has SSB. Everyone will need to update their viewer once SSB is turned on. All older viewers will no longer render avatars, they will be a textureless grey.

PERSONAL NOTE:  I am very sad to report this Mac user will no longer be able to take photographs with Lighting and Shadows once SSB is turned on. No SSB viewer works with Lighting and Shadows on my Mac. I crash every single time. The Materials Alpha viewer is already out, and it requires Lighting and Shadows to see it. Materials will be the next huge revolution in SL. If there are any Mac users and/or Mac bloggers who are able to use Lighting and Shadows in a SSB viewer, please contact me as soon as possible. IM or notecard inworld to: "DevinVaughn resident." Thank you!

Read about Project Sunshine here:
Read about the Firestorm release here:
Watch Materials in action here:
Watch Loki Elliot's experiments in the new Materials Viewer:

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Alice in RMK Gothic: Pictures and Videos

I have several awesome things to share with you guys! First a commemorative book, ":: Alice in RMK 2013::Book." The 40 page book has pictures from many different photographers at the RMK Gothic flickr group. The book is wearable as a HUD, or you can place it inworld to flip through the pages. The book is free to group members of RMK Gothic Sim and + Club RokumeikaN+, but catch it before it expires from the group notices!

Now watch these three terrific videos from the Bunny Hunt, and live performances at the Surprise Tea Party. Good times! Good times!

"The Wonderful World of Alice" video by PorcorossoAK

"Chase!" video by 0RokumeikaN0

"Tea Party!" video by 0RokumeikaN0

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bunny Girls by Ambrosia

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Bunny Hunt has ended. The bunnies have hopped back into their burrows to hide until next year. But cheer up, not all bunnies are gone! The Bunny Girls are available in Blue, Pink, Special, and Black. You can find these cute outfits at the Ambrosia store at RMK Gothic for 180L.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

BloggingSecondLife is a fantastic website with a massive organized directory of Second Life blogs, information, and events. It's a treasured resource to many, not just me. So I was surprised when BloggingSecondLife editor Cajsa Lilliehook gave my little blog a kudo. She writes:

"Cajsa’s Choice was a tough one this week. More than one new blog has excellent photos. More than one has a unique perspective and more than one has bloggers who write. Those are the things I look for in choosing blogs to highlight. However, I have to pick just one, so I will go with Bishie Style SL by Devin Vaughn. Bishie Style SL combines intriguing and original photos that feature a storyline. It’s a clever concept and I like it."

I feel so honored! Cajsa is person who looks at a lot blogs. I'm talking A LOT of blogs. It's absolutely wonderful to know an expert on SL blogs finds my strange ways interesting. lol. Thanks to Cajsa, readers, and designers who all give me encouragement. ^^

You can read the full article here: Updates to Blogging Second Life for the Week Ending March 31st

p.s. My next big project will be World Goth Fair.  I have ideas for the next "phototelling" series, but I won't really know what I have to work with until we are closer to May. I came up with a story idea around the event last year and I think it's really good. *crosses fingers*

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Madness Fair at MadPea Carneval

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Madness Fair at MadPea Carneval goes until April 27. Walk around the midway and scoop up some some nice deals. No item is priced over 150L. For instance, the Death Row rigged combat boot fatpack  normally sells for 1999L but you can snag it at the fair for 150L! Madness!

Participating stores in Madness Fair are:
MadPea Store, Collisions, The Elegant Goth, Photon Pink’s, Even.Flow, FlutterBee, Impish, Death Row Designs, The Cube – Art Gallery, Almost Wonderland, Van’s Armory, Distorted Dreams, Michigans Shack, Dwarfins, Never Totally Dead, Lyrical B!zarre, Rerum, Oceania Breedables, {MV}, Shey, WetCat, ^Wicked Sin Creations^, Lok’s Low Prim Furniture, Sepph, Chaos, Panic & Disorder, Carries Lingerie
On Her:
Dress: Death Row Designs stp dress2 small black [mesh] (MadPea Carneval) (150L) Sale 
Boots: Death Row Designs stp boots small black [mesh] (MadPea Carneval) (150L) Sale 
Weapon: D-Z Guns D-Z Tesla Ray-Rifle 1.5 (1200L)
Hair: Curio Obscura Stackable Hairstyle Little Birdcages RARE [mesh] (past The Arcade)
Glasses: Contraption The Tinkerer's Glasses [mesh] (past The Arcade)
Hairpin: LWL Charged-up Dragonfly [mesh] (past The Arcade)
Skin: Glam Affair Laurel 04 BL (past The Arcade)
Stockings: Erratic patterned stockings stripes - black (past Fifty Linden Friday)(150L)

Pictured on the left is a great new steampunk theme outfit and shoes for the ladies from Death Row which you can also get for 150L at Madness Fair. She is also showing off some great things from March Arcade round: Curio Obscura Rare Stackable hair and Contraption Tinkerer's Glasses, great Glam Affair skin Laurel, and the cool LWL electric dragonfly. But I know you all have a burning question, "Where can I get that awesome Steampunk rifle??!!!" It's a DZ-Gun. My favorite bullet shoots plasma, but it's also fun to trap your friends in a Tesla cages. lol The gun is beautifully made and comes with special bullets, smoke screens, push, orbit, nukes, you name it. Sweet Steamy Goodness.

On Him:
Vest: Redrum Denim Vest Mens Goth M [mesh] (MadPea Carneval) (99L) Sale 
Necklace: Chaos, Panic, and Disorder Rocker Dude Necklace (MadPea Carneval) (79L) Sale 
Tattoo: B*FLY Pink Koi Tattoo - New Ink (Pink Fusion #45)(5L)
Shades: Rozoregalia Aquila Sunglasses No.7 Bk (400L)
Bag: SEY GuitarBag/B Guys (350L)
Hair: 1st Act Fair Play - lightning (tinted) (lucky board)(free)
Shoes: JilRoxy Grid Walker Boots Black [mesh] (750L)
Jeans: Ronsem Straight Jeans / jetblack male [mesh] (350L)
Belt: BLITZED Legacy Belt - black (220L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Noctis skin - tone 01 (990L)

On the right, I am wearing the denim jacket by Redrum from Madness Fair that has all the classic Goth bands I love. (Oh yes, I snagged it faster than you can say, "Bela Lugosi's Dead"). I am also wearing another great Madness Fair find, Rocker Dude Necklace by Chaos Panic and Disorder. The hair is from the 1st Act lucky boards, and I turned up the volume by tinting it for a more intense fuscia. Matching the hair is badass black and pink koi tattoo from the Pink Fusion hunt. The hunt ends April 20th. I am wearing my favorite jeans by Ronsem, and the shoes are rigged mesh boots by JilRoxy.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

You oughta be in pictures... Event Hollywood Swag Bags!

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Event Hollywood has 80 stores, and inside each one is a red SwagBag, (just like the stars get on Oscars Day!) Take your time browsing around. There are some cool things for sale for men, including famous characters from the movies. The sim is very busy at every time of day. Go as low lag as possible. I already went through the place with a fine comb twice, so I can tell you where all the goodies are. One swag bag location on the list below I couldn't find. (I think the store name is different from the bag name.) Have fun! Event ends April 14th.

On Him:
Hat: SF design Brando Cap with color change (Event Hollywood)(free)
Shades: Gabriel ::GB::Zebra Sunglasses white [mesh] (Event Hollywood)(free)
Hair: Drot The Kenji - silver (tinted) (200L)
Earring: Mandala Soul Ear Piercing, face piercing, necklace - black (397L)

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On Him, black and green, left:
shirt: Red Sand Bling My Song Tee black [mesh]
shorts: Black Label Menswear Boxer Briefs emerald [mesh]

On Him, blue and white, center left:
shirt: Black Label Menswear Men's Polo Blue and White [mesh]
pants: Red Sand Cosmo Skinny Pant Silver [mesh]

On Him, navy and grey, center right:
shirt, jeans, shoes: Hawkers House Gentleman Jack jean faded, hoodie, slip-ons [mesh]
eyes: Birth Shiva Eyes - brown

On Him, orange and camouflage, right:
shorts: Vitamen BasicLongBoxerBriefs_ButtonFly
skin: Evian Alessandro Pale with Vividtone
shirt: Leri Miles Designs Beach Bum Shirt Orange [mesh]
bracelet: House of Dragovar Men's Tower Bracelet gold, steel
necklace: Graffitiwear Feathered Mayan Pendant
eyes: Amacci Branch Image Eyes - green

Swag Bags for the Guys:
SF design Brando Cap with color change 
GlamDammit Charcoal jeans, Movie Tee [mesh]
Adjuct Seeing Stars Eyes
Leri Miles Designs Beach Bum Shirt Orange [mesh]
Humanoid Ayane dance
69 Park Ave James Dean - Urban Tee [mesh]

For Evian, Maverick Design, Amacci, RedSand, and Pekas gifts see Nico's post here:  Hollywood Gifts
For the Charlie Chaplin avatar by SF Design, see Yves's post here: Stars of the Silver Screen