Tuesday, March 31, 2015

20,000 Leagues under the Sea, 2

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STORYLINE: At night after the crew retires, a haunting and mournful music fills the Nautilus. It the music of Captain Nemo. He skillfully plays of the grand pipe organ in the aft. Understand this ship is metal. The walls themselves vibrate and amplify the sound. There is no escaping him. His turbulent moods reach the ears of all souls onboard. I wonder about this troubled man. Where is he from? Why has he chosen this lifestyle? How was it possible to build such a ship as this? Why sink ships? Why murder so many innocents? During the times he occupied with music, I sneak into his private library to learn  more about the man who holds us captive.

One more post for the finale of A Tattered Page's 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. In this scene is the Bookcase by Park Place. It includes an animated underwater scene, books and accessories. It's mod so I added some tints and hid the lamp. In the water are 3 of Spyralle's cool jellyfish. They are mod, so I flatted them out for the background. On the shelf is a framed print by Fallen Gods, the Diving Helmet by 22769, and the prized pearl stand by BluePrintz. Touch it to change the texture of the metal and the pearl. On the lower self  and floor I added the 20,000 Leagues under the Sea books by Fallen Gods. The seashell and coral are part of sea decorating pack by BareRose. On the wall is the Portal by Noctis with animating fish, and below that is the Painting by Fallen Gods. All the items by Fallen God are a wonderful free gift you can pick up at A Tattered Page's library.

Also from Tattered Page is the captain Nemo hat, outfit and boots by Avatar Bizarre. The boots come with a hud to change thier color to match the various color choices on the uniform. The outfit comes in male and female.  On the mesh head is the Alyx skin by Tableau Vivant. The hair base also by T.V. is on sale now at Creation.Jp, and the beard for the TMP head you can pick up at the T.V. main store. (Note: Now a word of warning. Sometimes I have an alpha errors where the hairbase meets the sideburns and sometimes I don't. I'm not sure what is causes the alphas to conflict sometimse and not others.)

On him, Aronnax:
Hat: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Hat [mesh](A Tattered Page)(50L)
Outfit: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Medium [mesh](A Tattered Page)(250L)
Boots: Avatar Bizarre AB Captain Nemo Male Rigged Boots [mesh](A Tattered Page)(150L)
Eyes: Dead Apples  Marble - Heroine [mesh] (The Men's Department)(50L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh](450L)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 3 (90L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Alyx Skin - Tone 03 - red (990L)
Facial hair: Tableau Vivant Facial hair - Mutton chops - White (250)
Hair applier: Tableau Vivant Short cut Hair base (Creation.Jp)(160L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Park Place Captain Nemo's Library (edited) [mesh](A Tattered Page)(350L)

Setting, inside (from left to right):
Bookcase, accessories: Park Place Captain Nemo's Library (edited) [mesh](A Tattered Page)(350L)
Framed print: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Diving Helmet: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Pearl display: BluPrintz BP - Prized Pearl - stand [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Opal [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Yellow [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Jellyfish: Spyralle Medusa Purple [mesh](A Tattered Page)(200L)
Closed book: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Open book 1: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Shell: BareRose Sea Acc.  kit [mesh](120L)
Coral: BareRose Sea Acc.  kit [mesh](120L)
Open book 2: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Porthole: Noctis Nautilus porthole/brass [mesh](A Tattered Page)(99L)
Painting: Fallen Gods 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea [mesh](A Tattered Page)(free)
Pearl display: BluPrintz BP - Prized Pearl - Pillow [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Skybox: Adi Sci-Fi Skybox 1 (no longer available)

20,000 Leagues under the Sea

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STORYLINE: My dearest, I write in this journal in the hopes that someday it may reach you, so that you may know the truth of what happened to your Aronnax. The sea monster that had been sinking ships was not as I theorized, the Great Narwhal. No, it is a beast of metal and steel. So advanced is it's technology, I am awestruck. I have been held prisoner here over a year by it's captain, Nemo. He is as mad as he is brilliant. I have seen many wonders. I shall endeavor to document it all, but know my thoughts are never far from you. I hope someday I might return to your arms.

Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is the theme of the current A Tattered Page round! It inspires so many ideas. Underwater gothic with a Hades archetype and pipe organs, Steampunky, and Tentacles! What's not to love, right? 20,000 Leagues rocks! If you haven't dropped by yet, head over the Library of A Tattered Page and check out the watery coolness, it ends today.

Shown above are decor elements from this round. The black pearl on pillow by BluPrintz can change textures for the pearl, pillow, and piping. The portholes by Noctis come in either steel or bronze. Little schools of fish swimming past in them, I love it! The Nautilus sofa comes with poses for male and female and really captures that submarine Victorian vibe. You can get it in cyan or ruby, with pillows or without. Matching the set is the Nautilus ceiling lamp. It also comes in either cyan or ruby. In the center is a beautiful original art sculpture by Unrepentant, Ned's Cachalot. It comes with materials that photograph lovely. You mod it and scale it up or down.  Below it is a cool Aquarium by Roawenwood. Inside are little fishes that swim around. I love how the colors of corals inside the tank have captured that blacklight aquarium look. The chest, seahorse stained glass lamp, and navigational sextant are all from the Remnants of the Nautilus set by  22769 ~ [bauwerk]. The Harpoon on the wall and the books on the floor are by BluPrintz.

I have a confession to make, as a kid I had two favorite rides at Disney World: The Pirates of the Caribbean and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I loved it, it was spooky with pipe organs and it made my child's mind excited seeing scenes like Atlantis and giant squid. I hope I was able to capture that cool vibe of the Nautilus.

Setting, inside (from left to right):
Pearl display: BluPrintz BP - Prized Pearl - Pillow [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Book: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Porthole: Noctis Nautilus porthole/steel [mesh](A Tattered Page)(99L)
Lamp: Noctis Nautilus ceiling lamp/ocean long [mesh](A Tattered Page)(99L)
Sofa: Noctis Nautilus Sofa Ocean pillows [mesh](A Tattered Page)(199L)
Sculpture: Unrepentant [UN] Ned's Cachalot (A Tattered Page)(149L)
Aquarium: Roawenwood {RW} Sea Escapes Aquarium [mesh](A Tattered Page)(245L)
Harpoon: BluPrintz BP - Ned's Harpoon [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Lamp: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Chart: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Sextant: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Chest: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Remnants of the Nautilus set [mesh](A Tattered Page)(225L)
Books: BluPrintz  BP -  Aronnax's Research [mesh](A Tattered Page)(149L)
Skybox: Adi Sci-Fi Skybox 1 (no longer available)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Horror of the Wastelands

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STORYLINE: "Want to play with me?" Nurse Hurtz smiled menacingly. Dirt gulped. Maybe he didn't have broken arm after all, it was just a sprang, right? He turned to leave, but two of Seth's guards blocked his path. He had a really bad feeling about this. He had heard rumors about bizarre medical experiments going on, but he never believed it. Until now.

This set by Death Row is so fun, with this flickering electric plasmas, cathode ray tubes, glowing flasks of goo and gizmos. Each piece from a gacha is mod and low land impact.  There are 2 rares, the operating table, and the black science lab desk. Both rares include lots of poses for single male and female, couples, and adult. Have fun, and try not to create any freaks of nature who might come back for revenge. Boowahahhaaaa *throws the power switch on*

(Front area, left to right)
Death Row DRD lab B# 1828 meter [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab PT# 52-6b insulator [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab operating table rare [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab  science equipment 1 [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab  science equipment 2 [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab PT# 52-6b powerglobe [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab  science flasks [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab PW# 52-9b powercore [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab  shelves [mesh](50L)

(Back area, left wall)
Death Row DRD frankenstein floor, walls [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube blue small [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube blue big [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#458 vaccuum [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab science desk rare [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 vaccuum tube blue [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 vaccuum tube green [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 vaccuum tube red [mesh](50L)

(Back area, right wall)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube red small [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube red big [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab Voltage panel [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab research desk common [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab  end table [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube green big [mesh](50L)
Death Row DRD lab T#12 powertube green small [mesh](50L)

On her, Nurse Hurtz:
Guest Appearance: Fullpleasure
Hair: Tameless Belinda - Bloodsoaked [mesh](199L)
Hat, dress: Sn@tch Nurse Hat, Nurse Mini Dress Red-Med [mesh]
Gloves: FATEwear Dextor Void with materials (300L)
Teeth, tatto: Gauze Nightmare  - Fangy (300L)
Eyes: Coca & Wolf Cracked Metal Eyes Silver (60L)
Makeup face: Les sucreries de Fairy Macabre bunny (190L)
Makeup face: REPULSE Lobotomy Stitches Face Tattoo (75L)
Makeup face: REPULSE Bloody Tears v2 Face Tattoo (75L)
Tattoo applier: TAOX TaTToo & Applier // Bleeding Wound VG (150L)
Boots: BAX Regency Boots White Leather [mesh](890L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4 [mesh] (1250L)
Applier skin: Pink Fuel [PF] Slink PHYSIQUE Applier <Porcelain> (150L)
Skin, eyemakeup: Pink Fuel [PF] Harley <Porcelain> fatpack (1500L)
Pose: Death Row DRD lab operating table rare [mesh](50L)

Thanks for your help, Fulli!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

False God of the Wastelands, 2

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STORYLINE: Living in the Wastelands was dangerous. The smart ones signed up for Seth's army. Dirt, as he was nicknamed, was one of Seth's salvagers. He had a nose for garbage, and was a handy with a blowtorch too. His home he created from old abandoned train car.

Post Apocalyptic Hangout by Death Row is loaded with poses for male and female single, interacting with the set, couples, and adult. It's 11 land impact. The much larger version is Zombie Hideout at 33 land impact, and includes more poses. (Note: I created my own flame effect for this image and the one below so they would match.) ... Dirt is wearing the Rare Outlander Mask from the gacha by 22769 [bauwerk] at Secret Affair. His Wicked Dreads are a gacha by Dark Prophet Designs.

On Him, Dirt:
Mask: 22769 [bauwerk] Outlander Mask RARE, gacha [mesh] (Secret Affair)(50L)
Necklace: 7mad;Ravens Tagged-Dirty [mesh](Men Only Monthly)(150L)
Hair: Dark Prophet Designs Wicked Dreads Brown/Grey, gacha [mesh](75L)
Belt: Death Row male bulletbelt - mono [mesh] (120L)
Pants: Tableau Vivant Leather skinnies [mesh] (Secret Affair)(150L)
Boots: Razor Onslaught Boots [mesh] (279L)
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, Hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Death Row Post Apocalyptic Hangout adult (11li)  [mesh](Secret Affair) (500L)

Mattress, barrel, poses: Death Row Post Apocalyptic Hangout adult (11li)  [mesh](Secret Affair) (500L)
Hideout: Death Row Zombie Hideout, adult (33li) [mesh](Secret Affair)(899L)
House: unKindness uK-SRS Shanty Repair Shop RARE (90li), gacha [mesh](Luck of the Irish)(75L)
Sign: unKindness uK-SRS Fix Your Shit (5li), gacha [mesh](Luck of the Irish)(75L)
Traincar: Noctis abandoned caboose (64li)[mesh] (Madpeas Buried)

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STORYLINE: In raid by a neighboring War Lord, Dirt was injured. An incendiary bomb went off and threw him across the compound. The force of the blast was so great, it knocked off his prized vanity-plate necklace that had earned him the nickname Dirt. The medics took him away to a secret location.

The Abandoned Caboose by Noctis is a prize on the Madpeas Buried hunt. It comes with 7 fun poses for outside and inside. The interior includes a small bed, the outside has plants and grass. The Incendiary Tree by Ravenghost has 4 textures, can turn on the particle flames and smoke, has a cool raging fire sounds effect, and it can rez 2 swings. The swings have an animation and you can adjust the speed.  ... Dirt is wearing a fun car tag plate necklace by 7 Mad Ravens on sale at Men Only Monthly. The Tripper Pants are a cool hunt prize by Ruby in the Scratch n Spring Hunt. Love the stripes.

On Him, Dirt:
Necklace: 7mad;Ravens Tagged-Dirty [mesh](Men Only Monthly)(150L)
Pants: Ruby Tripper Pants - Stripes (Scratch n Spring Hunt)(free)
Mask: 22769 [bauwerk] Outlander Mask RARE, gacha [mesh] (Secret Affair)(50L)
Hair: Dark Prophet Designs Wicked Dreads Brown/Grey, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bracers: Pure Poison Khal Drogo - Arms
Belt: Death Row male bulletbelt - mono [mesh] (120L)
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, Hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Traincar, pose: Noctis abandoned caboose (64li)[mesh] (Madpeas Buried)
Trees: Ravenghost Incendiary Tree V1.2(14li)(with swing 16li)mesh](Secret Affair)(399L)
Gate: Ravenghost Dystopia Threshold (8li)[mesh](Secret Affair)(199L)
Barrel: unKindness uK-SRS Barrel 1 (2li), gacha [mesh](Luck of the Irish)(75L)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

False God of the Wastelands, 1

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STORYLINE: Every hero has a nemesis, and so did Jesus of Pripyat Park. Before the Apocalypse, the God of the Wastelands had been a minimum wage mechanic named Seth. But in the new reality, he was a ruthless tyrant drunk on his power. How did such a spectacular rise happen? It was due to a simple fact; there were no factories to make parts, and no one knew how to repair pre-war technology. The EM Pulse Warheads wiped out more than bank accounts. Every "How To" manual was also erased. The one who had memorized how to fix things from bikes to guns to refrigerators became greatly in demand. 

Lots of stuff going on here. Seth above is sporting several new items from Tableau Vivant and two of them are clothing! Yes, T.V. has returned to clothing items and these two are winners on sale at Secret Affair. I love the leather texture on the Leather Skinny pants. They come in male and female, as well as the Fringe Leather Collar. The Faux Dreads hair is rigged with a long back, for male or female. I paired with it another fantastic new creation by T.V., the Short Cut Hair base for TheMeshProject head and default on sale at the new round of Creation.jp. I love this hairbase! And the last goodie from T.V. is the new Alyx skin on sale at Skin Fair. You can buy the Alyx skin for the default avatar for 990L. The body appliers for the TheMeshProject are also there close by. And some more big news, those of you who are owners of the Loud Mouth, T.V. now has appliers! You can pick Alyx for Loud Mouth on sale at Skin Fair.

Now let me tell you a little more about this outfit. The wicked cool steampunk cigarette and holder are by LaNoir Soleil Designs and it's their gift from Steam The Hunt. While you're there, you cna pick up the matching Chained lip-ear steampunk piercing. The Sovereign eyes are the new group gift by IKON. The Aviator Headset is from a gacha by The Forge at Secret Affair. The smokey eyemake-up for TheMeshProject Head is by Clef de Peau on sale at The Men's Department. The Duelling gloves are by FATEplay and come with a hud to close, open, and shorten the glove length as well as pick new textures. The Wastelands Bullet belt is also by FATEplay. The latex gloves are an applier by Female Poison. The boots are by Razor. The goggles are by Death Row, and the pose and mattress are Post Apocalyptic Hangout by Death Row on sale at Secret Affair. Also there are the Incendiary Tree and the Dystopia Threshold by RavenGhost. Shanty Repair Shop, and I Fix Your Shit sign are from the Unkindness gacha at Luck of the Irish. ...I will tell you more about these items in post 2.

On Him, Seth God of the Wastelands:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Faux Dreads - The End [mesh] (Secret Affair)(250L)
Collar: Tableau Vivant Fringe leather collar [mesh] (Secret Affair)(150L)
Pants: Tableau Vivant Leather skinnies [mesh] (Secret Affair)(150L)
Headphones: The Forge Aviator Headset - Steel, gacha [mesh](Secret Affair)(75L)
Piercings: LaNoir Soleil Designs LNS Chained lip-ear [mesh](74L)
Pipe: LaNoir Soleil Designs LNS pipe [mesh] (Steam the Hunt)(free)
Belt: FATEplay Dusty - Alternate [mesh](400L)
Gloves: FATEplay Duelling Gloves - Scripted [mesh](350L)
Goggles: Death Row Designs Post Apocalyptic Nerd - goggles [mesh] (200L)
Boots: Razor Onslaught Boots [mesh] (279L)
Eye: IKON Sovereign Eyes Field [mesh] (group gift)(free)
Eyeliner applier: Clef de Peau Smokey Eyes (The Men's Department)(150L)
Latex applier: Female Poison Outfit Latex Reine in Black (198L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Alyx Skin - Tone 03 - red (Skin Fair)(990L)
Skin applier: Tableau Vivant Alyx Skin - Tone 03 for TMP (Skin Fair)(400L)
Hair applier: Tableau Vivant Short cut Hair base (Creation.Jp)(160L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Death Row Post Apocalyptic Hangout adult (11li)  [mesh](Secret Affair) (500L)

Mattress: Death Row Post Apocalyptic Hangout adult (11li)  [mesh](Secret Affair) (500L)
Hideout: Death Row Zombie Hideout, adult (33li) [mesh](Secret Affair)(899L)
Trees: Ravenghost Incendiary Tree V1.2(14li)(with swing 16li)mesh](Secret Affair)(399L)
Gate: Ravenghost Dystopia Threshold (8li)[mesh](Secret Affair)(199L)
House: unKindness uK-SRS Shanty Repair Shop RARE (90li), gacha [mesh](Luck of the Irish)(75L)
Sign: unKindness uK-SRS Fix Your Shit (5li), gacha [mesh](Luck of the Irish)(75L)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How the Sakura Got its Bloom

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STORYLINE: Back in time when the Sakura did not bloom like does today, the Emperor's beloved wife became ill during pregnancy with their first child. The physicians did what they could. All that was left was to pray. The Emperor went to the scared tree that oversaw his rule. He begged the spirit of the Sakura do him a favor once more and save his wife and unborn child.

Going on now is the Origami Spring Festival. It's a lovely time of year in Japan when the beautiful Cherry Trees bloom. The Origami event in SecondLife is not to be missed! There are so many awesome goodies and ambiance, and that of the surrounding sims, is excellent! The picture above was taken at the entrance of the event. Go here: Origami Event and for more information on Origami, head over to the blog here:  Origamiivent.Blogspot.Jp  Event ends April 4th.

This idea was inspired by two things, the cherry bloom theme of Origami and the wonderful new Wood Nymph skin by Fallen Gods. It comes in male and female, and those of you using mesh for your avatar, I have awesome news! The male Wood Nymph includes appliers for Slink hands and feet, The MeshProject body and head, and even an applier for Lotus! Fallen Gods skins on TMP look amazing! The awesome geta are from CerberusXing on sale at Origami. They are unrigged so you can fit them system, slink, or TMP feet. They come in black and light wood. I used the light ones, and added a pink tint to match the overall look. Fun! The cool horns, tail, and lantern are from the Ayakashi Yokocho gacha at Origami. The eerie pink glowing eyes are Ghoul eyes Bonbon by Lovely Disarry. The top, sleeves, necklace and cuffs are by Koshino Yamatano Orochi by BareRose and I added a tint to it. The pants are Cropped Sarrouel Pants by Chronokit. I love the movement in the Breeze hair by Tableau Vivant. It's from a past Creation.Jp event. Pose by Momomuller.

On Him, the Spirit of the Sakura:
Skin, Slink, TMP applier: Fallen Gods Wood Nymph, male +FGInc.+ Spring (We <3 RolePlay)(660L)
Sandles: CerberusXing Male Fang Geta (edit tint)[mesh](Origami)(350L)
Horns: Ayakashi Yokocho Komachi Sakura Horn Pink, gacha [mesh](Origami)(65L)
Lantern: Ayakashi Yokocho Komachi Sakura Lamp Pink 09, gacha[mesh](Origami)(65L)
Tail: Ayakashi Yokocho Komachi Sakura Tree Tail Purple 06, gacha [mesh](Origami)(65L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Breeze male - Dip Dye [mesh](250L)
Top, sleeves, cuffs, necklace: BareRose Koshino Yamatano Orochi (edit tint)[mesh](190L)
Underwear: BareRose Rokushaku Bottom (edit tint)[mesh](190L)
Eyes: Lovely Disarry Ghoul Eyes : Bonbon [mesh](125L)
Pants, suspenders: Chronokit Cropped Sarrouel Pants White, Suspenders [mesh](350L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands closed, relaxed [mesh](450L each)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Hair base applier: Unorthodox Carter Hair Base Pack (550L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M _3M_stick1_2 (40L)

ORIGAMI + <Spring Event

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STORYLINE: The Spirit of the tree knew the unborn child was female and she would grow up as beautiful and delicate as her mother. So after much pleading, the Spirit agreed on one condition, the princess would join him and become his wife once she came of age. The Emperor was horrified and refused. Hearing his distress, Spirit told him not to worry, each Spring she would return and bring her beauty back into the world she left behind. With tearful eyes the Emperor agreed, and that is how the Sakura got it's bloom.

I'm so excited to show you this sweet tea house, Cha-Shitsu modern, by Theater Chain. I was lucky to get a sneak peek of this wonderful creation being constructed. It's all mesh with a clean white and black color palette. There are two front sliding doors, and off to the side is a sliding door for the host. It comes with two cushion for the patio, left is a female smoking pose, and right is for male. Inside there is an additional matt, hearth, and traditional tea ceremony kettle with wooden serving spoon. The tea house is 53 Li. You can see as demo for the house at the entrance gate of the event.

Also from Origami is the Wagasa Umbrella and bench. Touch the parasol and you change it's textures. The bench has 16 poses for male and female, and the two items are 2 li together. Over at the Tea House are lovely Traditional Japanese Furniture gacha items by Silvery K: the Kimono display, Tobacco box, and paper lantern. (NOTE: I used many of these Silvry K gacha items in a separate project, -- Prim Perfect's Linden Home Challenge: Japan. When the article comes out, I will let you all know!). Also shown are the {anc} obi display and cushions. The cherry trees are a subscription gift by Isovii.

The story idea of How the Sakura Got It's Bloom is by Fulli. Thanks Full!

House, porch cushions, tea hearth: Theater Chain Cha-Shitsu Modern Home [mesh](Origami)(350L)
Parasol, bench, pose: Somali Wagasa Umbrella [mesh](Origami)(150L)
Decor: Silvery K Kimono Hanger(Pink)(3)Gacha [mesh](Origami)(50L)
Decor: Silvery K paper covered lamp(Black)(13)Gacha [mesh](Origami)(50L)
Decor: Silvery K Tobacco Box(9)Gacha [mesh](Origami)(50L)
Obi Display: {anc} Japaneseroomdeco REDFAT [mesh](520L)
Trees: Isovii 2014Cherry tree_sa ku ra, subscription gift (free)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MEME: First and Recent Challenge

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The 3rd year anniversary in the blog is next month so the First and Recent challenge is an interesting meme for me to tackle. Oh yeah, the time sure has flown. It's also fascinating to watch the flower of progress unfolding these past three years. The technology in Secondlife has improved and so has the artistic skills of designers and bloggers. My very first blog picture was an answer to a contest and was not my main avatar, nor was the second or third. lol So I am using my fourth post for challenge. My true debut was in one of my all-time favorites places in SL, Insilico.

For the challenge I recreated the idea from the original but this time using all the fancy toys of 2015. I even went back to the same place where I shot the original image, The Earth Ruins, and used same windlights. I tweak the sky a bit for more drama by lowering it's horizon. Neither image is post processed. On the right I am using the TheMeshProject head since that is pretty much state-of-the-art in SL. I brought back the DownDownDown headphones, BySnow Citadel eyes and Swagga Evolution I - Chest Armor, and introducing a fun new hairstyle for guys from Ayashi called Zet. It's rigged mesh and works on the default avi, M3 Anime head and the TMP head.

Looking back over the years, one thing has always been consistent on my blog even from image one: I love creating characters. For me, this is not just an outfit or the latest release, it's entire character design and that character has a story to tell and an environment to live in. (Strange but true fact: The avatar I consider me, that I wear when not blogging, was only used 46 times out of 352 posts. Instead of a face, what has always been there is my trademark black "L" border with image credit.) There is even a progression in the blog from my early shy attempts at storytelling, to the plot driven "Phototelling" style I give today. Thank you all: readers, designers, fellow bloggers, dear friends and supporters, for going on that journey with me.

On him, Dev 2012:
For a full stylecard, go to: Do-androids-dream-of-electric-sheep

On him, Dev 2015:
Hair: Ayashi Zet hair [mesh](250L)
Eyes: By Snow Citadel Eyes [mesh] (200L)
Headset: Down Down Down Electronically Headphone with color change hud [mesh](380L)
Armor: SWaGGa Evolution I - Chest Armor v2 [mesh](299L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)

Meme instructions: http://strawberrysingh.com/2015/03/09/first-recent-challenge/
Add your picture to the flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/blogmemes

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Jesus of Pripyat Park

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STORYLINE: The desperate would rather hide in the shadow of radioactive towns than risk being caught by brutal warlords or rape gangs. That's when the newcomer first appeared. He accidentally stepped into the Pool of Certain Death next to the old power plant. Everyone knew to stay away from that place, but not him. One step in that puddle and a person was dead in seconds. But this strange young man did not die, he walked across the whole length of it. Yes, his hair turned stark white and he developed blood weeping wounds that would not heal, as far as anyone was concerned, it was a miracle. They called him The Water Walker and begged him to save them from the radiation sickness. They renamed their tiny village, Second Coming, and the crowned him King.

On Him, The Water Walker:
Crown: 7 Mad Ravens 3Crosses Crown [mesh] (We <3 Role Play)(150L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Mackey hair [mesh] (The Men's Department)(188L)
Coat: !gO Thief Coat- Grey, gacha [mesh] (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Weapon: Souzou Eien Vera - Spiked Bat - Bloody [mesh](75L)
Tattoo: Ayakashi Yokocho Venizome Tattoo Red (Origami)(120L)
Necklace: Lapointe & Bastchild Swear "Je Suis Charlie" Necklace - Men [mesh] (group gift)(free)
Eyeliner: CL-NINE CL9v2l_HeadEyeline01C(bk)(free)
Eyes: Dead Apples  Marble - Heroine [mesh] (The Men's Department)(50L)
Facial hair: Tableau Vivant Facial hair - Mutton chops - White (250)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh](450L)
Applier Hands: Clemmm Damaged Hands (99L)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 3 (90L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 3 - blond (990L)
Pose: F*cking Ninjas FN Brutal pose  (edited)(50L)

STORYLINE: No one knew for certain who sent the first EM Pulse warhead, but once it was over civilization had collapsed. No computers, no internet, no money, no heat, no food, and worse still, there was no way to turn off the nuclear reactors of the world.  Where once the glow of a city marked it's place on the night horizon, now it was the glow of a reactor gone critical.

Ruined theme park: Death Row Everlag Demo [mesh] (The Arcade)(75L)

STORYLINE: A day ago he was just like any other boy. He did nothing remarkable, just played in an old abandoned park he discovered. Now everything had changed. His life had been spared. How was it possible to be immune from the more dire effects of radiation? Was he some sort of mutant, or was it like they said, he was destined for a greater purpose?

On Him, The Water Walker:
Mask: Remarkable Oblivion Last Stand - Corrosion [mesh] (The Arcade)(100L)
Belt: Death Row male bulletbelt -color [mesh] (120L)
Cuffs: Mandala Bracelets SANKARA Black (427L)
Pants: Fade Arcade F.A.D.  Mens Junker Pants Black [mesh] (250L)
Shoes: Razor Deth - Sneakers [mesh]
Skin Body Applier: Tableau Vivant  TheMeshProject - tone 3 (400L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Thanks for your help Nigel Riel!