Thursday, June 27, 2013

You must upgrade your viewer by July 9th

News from Firestorm's homepage:
Linden Lab has stated they intend to begin rolling out Server Side Appearance (formerly known as Server Side Baking) on July 9th or shortly thereafter. It is of paramount importance to your user experience that ALL our users upgrade to this 4.4.1 version before the 9th of July. Even our 4.4.0 users should upgrade because 4.4.1 contains some additional SSA code from LL.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Under the Sea Expo: Mermaid Pearls Hunt

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Today is the final day of the Under the Sea Expo. If you have not gone to see this beautiful underwater world, or done the fun Mermaid's Pearls Hunt, what are you waiting for? Get ready to get wet, grab your buddies, and go have a great time! For more information, go to: Sand Sea and SecondLife.

Participating stores at the Under the Sea Expo are:
Aquatics, Amaretto Ranch Breedables, Bands of Cypher, Beautiful Freaks, Boudoir, Cerridwen's Cauldron, Curio Obscura, Evie's Closet, Fantasy Flora, Fior Di Perle Skins and Clothes, House of Rain, KittyCats, LunaSea, MeadowWorks, Mer-Chandise Cove, The Muses, MV, NDiver, Oceania Breedables, Tarnished, Two Moon Paradise, Unrepentant, Zohee's Mermaid Designs
On Him, Coral Reef Merman:
Merman tail, fins: LunaSea Expo Hunt Gift [mesh] (Under the Sea Expo)(free)
Ring: House of Rain Bring On the Dancing Horses silver [mesh] (Under the Sea Expo) (300L)
Tattoo chest, face: Evies Closet Under The Sea Expo - Hunt Gift (Under the Sea Expo)(free)
Prop: Two Moon Paradise Abalone Trident (with AO) (Under the Sea Expo) (free)
Shell jewelry, sashes: BareRose Shellwork Merman [mesh] (190L)
Eyes, Tattoo face: By Snow Bioluminescent (25L)
Nails: Mandala Unisex nail palette 2 short (577L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Erik Mesh Hair - Iceberg [mesh] (250L)
AO: Oracul RP-006 Hello Mermaid AO (200L)

The Mermaid Pearls Hunt prizes are awesome. There are many freebies for the men, (including a mesh tail!), underwater scene building items (including low land impact mesh!), and wildly popular Oceania plushie collectables. The Mermaid Pearls Hunt starts HERE. Click the Exclamation point. Below it, you will see a large parchment with a pearl on it. That's the hunt object you are looking for. Each person will take a different route on the hunt. Your route will be told in the local chat. You must do it in the correct order. There are handy signs throughout the sims that give teleport links to the stores. This is a great hunt, fast, and fun with fabulous prizes. Several stores also have freebies out in addition to the hunt prizes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Today is my Rezday!

Thanks for the well wishes on my Rezday! Here's a look back at my virtual life.

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image 1:  The last 3D character morph I made before I entered the virtual world of Secondlife.
image 2:  Which I tried to recreate in SL. This is my main avatar now. I look like a baby in this image!
image 3:  The very first picture of me inworld.
image 4:  Playing in Insilco. I love there! I have started to blog freebies.
image 5:  I have started to cover events. This is Horror Night. This is the first shadows picture of me.
image 6:  Blogging for RMK Gothic now and rocking an EGA style.
image 7:  Me today! I'm hamming it up at my meshy home in my meshy wear.

Friday, June 21, 2013

We Love Role Play: A MidSummer's Dollmare

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"What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

Many good things to talk about in this image. First is this is a truly beautiful male mesh Ball Joint Doll avatar by Coco. The figure uses default avatar's rigging, so you can edit the shape to suit your taste, or try to make it fit in normal mesh clothes like I did above. The rigged boots by Lassitude and Ennui are a perfect match for DollCoco's size. The elegant boot pant from Tableau Vivant also works perfectly. The rich cool red quilted tunic by the Muses is on sale over at We Love Role Play right now. For the waist, I combined two belts: the mesh kilt belt by A:S:S and one of my favorite belts by Sey. I get many compliments on this demon blindfold by BjD, it's just so badass. It comes with a color hud. The wings are by Illusions, they can texture change and come with spread wings too. Double the fun with Magika using two hairs to create romantic elfish style. The katana sword has materials and is free from BareRose. The surreal Donkeys are from Medieval Fantasy Hunt at United InshCon. And get this, they actually poop gold. That's right, you will be wanting to feed these babies a lot of hay, a better quality hay gives you better bullions. *makes jokes* lol  The skybox is in the Midsummer's Night Dream theme with paintings of the play. Its the new subscription gift by Isovii. Doll pose by Muschi, strings by Anara.

On Him, Doll Oberon:
Head: Coco DollCoco Male 2B [mesh] (350L)
Body: Coco DollCoco Male (shape edited) [mesh] (350L)
Tunic:  the Muses Vale coat (mens) Blood [mesh] (We <3 Role-Play!)(147L)
Blindfold: Belial Japan Development/Magdalena [mesh] [BjD] Rasetsu Ver.2012 [mesh] ( 680L)
Pants: Tableau Vivant Boots pants - Onyx [mesh] (255L)
Sweater top: FATEwear Coat Derrick Tundra [mesh] (300L)
Boots: Lassitude and Ennui Wanderlust boots male - black [mesh](280L)
Belt 1: A:S:S Long-kilt - Plain black (edited) [mesh](99L)
Belt: SEY :sey RJK2 Studded belt=black= (edited) (250L)
Hair 1:  Magika TwentyFour 02 mirror (250L)
Hair 2: Magika Veruka II B&W pack (199L)
Wings: Illusions Angel Wings (250L)
Donkey: United InshCon *UI* Gold Donkey MFH IX [mesh] (Medieval Fantasy Hunt) (free)
Sword: BareRose Materials Katana [mesh] (free)
Doll strings: Anara Marionette Doll Puppet Strings (90L) 
Pose: Muschi Puppet 1, 5 (20L)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

We Love Role Play: Conspiracy in Ancient Egypt

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STORYLINE: Kaiser Kruel was not always known by that name. In the ancient world, he was Horemheb, the ambitious Commander in Chief of Pharaoh's army when the Two Lands was at war with itself at the end of the 18th Dynasty. A beautiful Mitanni princess, Nefertiti, brought with her a new monotheistic religion that plunged the nation into a bloody power struggle between the Bull Worshippers and the new Children of the Sun. The heretic queen met an ugly end, and was soon followed by her lovesick husband Akhenaten. His sickly child ascended the throne and was also quickly dispatched. Ankhesenamun, the naive widow of short-lived Tutankhamen, flew into commander's arms, begging him to save her from a marriage to a Hittite prince. He only pretended to care. His eyes were firmly set on the prize. Once she was gone, that left only Aye standing in his way. 4 years later, Horemheb would become the most powerful god king in the known world and return Ancient Egypt to glory.

p.s. I am monster Ancient Egypt fan. This is a fiction but it's also based on lot of historical knowledge of this time period.

We <3 Role-Play! is in the second round this month with even more participants than the first round. If you love dressing in genres like Fantasy, Gor, Medieval, Victorian, and Egyptian run over there and scoop up new original content items on sale! I am showing three things currently available. First, let me say this Egyptian lady skin by Avea Heartsick combined with the dress by Arwen's Creations is stunning and perfectly coordinated. The crown is made to go with the Rocca hair by Tukinowaguma. The outfit comes with everything you see in the image plus clothing layer undergarments. If you love Ancient Egypt, RUN GO GET IT! Seriously. It's gorgeous. (When can I expect a male counterpart from Arwen's Creations? *taps foot impatient*) I am wearing the mesh armor on sale at event by Innoc. It comes in male and female, black and brown. You need to do some adjusting for a good fit on the unrigged mesh parts. The kilt I am wearing is rare item greatly needed, a long mesh kilt. This one by A:S:S comes with an awesome mesh belt in silver or gold, but for my purposes I used the L&B Biker belt to match the brown leather strap theme. I love my claw rings by Glitz. The Saint hair by Emo-tions could be like a punk version of the Sidelock hairstyle the Egyptian princes wore if you use a little imagination.

On her, Ankhesenamun:
Skin: Avea Heartsick Willow Egypt Tone 4 (We <3 RP)(425L) Sale 50%
Dress, jewelry, belt, train, undergarments: Arwen's Creations Tiye [mesh](We <3 RP)(399L) Sale 27%
Hair: Tukinowaguma Rocca (200L)

On him, Horemheb:
Armor: [Innoc] Shell outer armor male - brown [mesh](We <3 RP)(240L) Sale 40%
Kilt: A:S:S Long-kilt - Plain black [mesh](99L)
Belt: Lapointe and Bastchild S'Wear "Biker" Belt : Mens Special Edition w/ HUD (299L)
Hair: Emotions THE SAINT - snow (245L)
Nails: Glitz ClawRings-Tiger Claws for Him (155L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 9 (990L)
Pose: Purple Poses Couple 190 (50L)
Thanks for your help Fulli!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Movie Poster: Windlight in the Garden of Good and Evil

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Some of you may or may not know about a true crime novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.  The story investigates a murder in the Savannah, Georgia. I love the book cover and movie poster that feature the famous statue "Bird Girl" from the Bonaventure Cemetery. I went to Savanna just to see it, but sadly it had been moved. *hangs head* ... I had many ideas for the Movie Poster meme, but being Southern Gothic myself, this suits me pretty well. lol.

I am wearing new long mesh hoody by AIR which comes with an ornate gold and silver pin. Hoody comes in 3 colors, beige, black, and blue. There is also girl version available.

On Him, Bird Feeder Guy:
Long Hoody, and Brooch: AIR Air_Hoody_Beige triangle [mesh] (130L)
Hair: Drot The Kenji - silver (tinted) (200L)
Pants: Utopia Fireplay Male (group gift 1L, 500L to join)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Andrej skin - Blonde - Tone 4 (990L)
Eyes: Poetic Colors nightfall - night mood [mesh] (100L)
Shoes: Muism Troy boots - brown (past hunt)
Tree: 3D Trees Ancient Virginia Live Oak (250L)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

News Event: SL10B Linden Bears

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STORYLINE: "What? You never saw a bear jump out of cake before?" Takes a piece of cake. "I'll have you know, I happen to be quite delicious. And once I am done eating myself, I will be a butt nakkid bear. Weeee!"

This new free bear Linden Bear avatar is awesome. Run go get it while it is up on the marketplace. The bear comes with materials to create a fur effect. The bear is available until the end of June. Also available is the Rez Day Birthday Cake. It seems to know how old you are! The look of the cakes changes based on your age. Very cool! Touch it and it gives you piece of cake and a spoon. Shown on the ground are the Linden Bears collected by my buddy Voodoo over the years.

The huge SecondLife 10th year birthday celebration begins June 16 and runs to the 29th. For more information go to: SL10B

On Bear Left:
Avatar: Shopkeeper Linden Bear Avatar with hat [mesh] (free)
Outfit: Shopkeeper Linden Second Life Rez Day Cake with cake plate and spoon [mesh] (free)

On Bear, Right:
Avatar: Shopkeeper Linden Bear Avatar with SL10B shirt [mesh] (free)
Hat: Intrigue Co. Umbrella Hat [mesh] (Collabor88) (88L)

Various Collectable Linden Bears
Thanks for your help Voodoo!