Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Last of the Red Leaf Tribe

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STORYLINE: Many moons ago, the prodigal son of Red Leaf carried out unspeakable crimes in far away place beyond the sky. They said his heart had been twisted by evil. Many fearful foreigners with terrifying weapons came to hunt down the Red Leaf. It didn't matter they were innocents. If one dark seed came from the Red Leaf surely there could be another. But the hunters missed one, the shy Devva Vauke who lived alone in the forest of the fire snake. He was now the last of his tribe.

I wrestled with this character all month and finally I got a look I loved. He's like an alien Last of the Mohicans. You can pick the Legacy of Maul skin at WLRP on sale today, and then after that head to the Fallen Gods mainstore. Maul includes appliers for slink nails, lotus, Uniear, TMP, and L'Uomo. ... A new event for role players is The Conquest. The druid tree body jewels is by Swagga. It's fitted mesh and works great with the TMP body. I tinted the light tree bark for a darker color. ... The one year anniversary round of Creation.Jp has begun! There are lots of excellent goodies and gifts too. Above is the Eastern Promises hair by Tableau Vivant. It comes in rigged, unrigged, whole, and two separate parts and a complete hair color selection. It also has excellent new hair bases for the TMP head. .. And if you haven't stopped by Tengoku no Rakuen, today is the last day to scoop up the deals like the Haus of Darcy Kyo piercings. ... I went crazy with horns, combining 4 different ones. The horns at the side of the face are by Death Row, the horns running along the hairline are by Souzou Eien. The forehead horns are by Cubic Cherry. And the funky eyebrow horns are from a gacha by Death Row. ... The amazing eyemakeup and forehead symbol are by Lovely Disarray. The makeup can worn by either male or female TMP heads. ... The cool nose guard is by BareRose, and the claws are by CerberusXing. ... One of the best undies in SL for men is Jungle Men by Pucca Firecaster. I had no problem adjusting it to TMP body and it fits wonderfully on the default avi too. It includes a hud to change the various textures and you can tint it too.

On Him, Devva Vauke:
Body jewels: SWaGGa Weir Tree Druid [mesh](The Conquest)(199L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Eastern promises [mesh](Creation.jp)(190L)
Piercings: Haus of Darcy KYO Mesh Ear, Facial Piercing [mesh](Tengoku no Rakuen)(75L)
Scalp horns: Souzou Eien Celestial Horns Serrated Goblin Horns [mesh](300L)
Nose: Barerose Dragon Nose Silver [mesh] (60L)
Temple horns: Death Row horns dark pack [mesh](180L)
Forehead horns: Cubic Cherry Kii~ coal horns [mesh](210L)
Brow horns: Death Row Creature - dragon horns, gacha [mesh](50L)
Claws: CerberusXing Metal Claws Nightfall [mesh](250L)
Loincloth: Pucca Firecaster Jungle Men - briefs (200L)
Makeup applier: Lovely Disarray Hakutaku : Makeup Set TMP Unisex (150L)
Skin, head applier: Fallen Gods Legacy of Maul, male skin Coal TMP(We <3 Roleplay) (660L)
Eyes: Candy Mountain orbs of nightmare [mesh] (no longer available)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M [3M]*_w4-13 (40L)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Attack of the Skyrats

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STORYLINE: Waves lap at the shore as the sky turns from blue to gold. "Could there be anything else more lovely?" he thought as he cracked up a bottle of Mad Dog. He could happily fall asleep right now, but no sooner had the scent wafted out of the bottle than a swarm of noisy seagulls descending upon him. "Damn skyrats," he sneered. They totally ruined his mood, but it wouldn't be a day at the beach without them.

Summertime! I have some great goodies relaxing at the beach to show you. From Boys of Summer is the Jolly Roger shades by 7 Mad Ravens. They come in either red or black and have a x,y,z script for resizing. Be sure to pick up the free Boys of Summer lounger while you are there. The Mad Dog lounger and lamp you find at the Unkindness main store. The lamp light can turn on and off at touch. The Loungers have several poses includes. ...Over at Summerfest is the Salty hair by Tableau Vivant. This is cool style and it does look like salty windswept beach hair. lol it includes a nice hair scalp too. I love the hairline on this one. Also don't miss at Summerfest these wonderful Seagulls by Ohmai. There are 4 gulls in poses, 2 that fly, and one for a shoulder pet. Each gull is animated, will squawk away noisily, and will add realism to your beach. Seriously, so me no beach feels like beach without the skyrat squad lurking close by. lol There are several breeds to choose from. I used the Franklin gull because it reminds me of the gulls we have here where I live. ...From the Japanese storytelling adventure, Mizu, is the awesome Wet Shirt by Gabriel. It works with the TMP body and the default avatar. The shirt is limited to the event so if you haven't been yet, I highly recommend it. You can pick up a hud for the quest at the main landing. ...From Collabor88 is another wonderful creation at C88 sale price by Trompe Loeil, the Kiya Beach Hut and pier. The set comes in several hut colors. ...On sale now is the KYO piercings by Haus of Darcy. You can scoop these up for a steal of a deal at the current round of Tengoku no Rakuen. ...The Bali fitted mesh shorts by Swagga work great with the TMP body, and also come in default size. ...The necklace is by Ison and it'd mod to adjust for a good fit. ...And lastly, the sandals are by ILLI. They work with Slink and TMP and come with a hud to change to the different texture zones.

On Him:
Hair, scalp: Tableau Vivant Salty [mesh](Summerfest)(250L)
Shades: 7 Mad Ravens Jolly Roger Glasses-Red [mesh] (Boys of Summer)(199L)
Shirt: Gabriel Limited MIZU wet shirt / men [mesh](Mizu)(300L)
Piercings: Haus of Darcy KYO Mesh Ear, Facial Piercing [mesh](Tengoku no Rakuen)(75L)
Swin trucks: SWaGGa Bali Shorts - Pacific TMP [mesh](199L)
Sandles: ILLI Khronoz Sandal TMP [mesh](595L)
Necklace: ISON safari tribe necklace - silver [mesh] (245L)
Beer: HUMANOID Blackstyle fair beer [mesh](gift)
Ears: Mandala Unisex Simple Ears [mesh] (297L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Rays Skin - Tone 03 - eyeshadow (990L)
Body skin applier: Tableau Vivant TMP body applier - Tone 3(400L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M _3M_me2_2_letter4 (40L)

Seagulls: Ohmai Franklin's Gull [mesh](Summerfest)(100L)
Chairs: unKindness Seaside Lounger [mesh](200L)
Lamp: unKindness Seaside Stage Lamp [mesh](125L)
House, pier: Trompe Loeil - Kiya Beach Hut Fruit Punch V1.1 [mesh](Collabor88)(88L)
Beach, waves: Studio Skye Skye Beach [mesh](699L)

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Mysterious Event at the Mars Arena

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STORYLINE: The miners on Mars were all given the day off, and since the miners are never given a day off, there was a great deal of excitement. They were told to head to the Mars Arena. The rumor was some big shot from Earth was performing a free concert, or was it huge birthday bash for one the Lords of Mars? The miners quickly departed for the event, expect for one guy, Drake Knife. It's not that he was a sour puss, he just didn't trust the Mars Lords. He was sure to pack a gas mask, pistol, and a machete before following his comrades down the dust-choked tunnels. 

SL12B has begun, and once more there are breathtakingly awesome builds for the main stages and welcome area. The image above was shot on location at the Astonish DJ stage. I love this scifi build with it's creepy Scorpion alien creature. It's a lot of fun to explore. For my Martian miner, I have a combination of post apocalyptic items by Death Row and Swagga. From the Death Row male at the Arcade are the post apocalyptic head scarf, gas mask, belt, boots, and machete with chest belt. For fun, I added the calf pistol from the girl's version of the gacha. By Swagga is the cool motorcycle helmet ApocMoto. It comes with or without the glow details. Matching it are the ApocoMoto bracers, elbow and knee pads. From 7 Mad Ravens is the Guardian Medallion necklace. It also comes with a crucifix necklace. ... There are lots of do this weekend at SL12B. Have fun gang, and Happy 12th Birthday SecondLife!

On him, Drake Knife:
Helmet: SWaGGa ApocMoto Helmet Glow [mesh](299L)
Armor: SWaGGa ApocMoto Bracer, Elbow Pad, Pad [mesh](199L)
Necklace: 7 Mad Ravens Guardian - Medallion [mesh](150L)
Scarf: Death Row male scarf, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Belt: Death Row postopocap male Belt, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Boots: Death Row postopocap male Boot, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Gasmask: Death Row postopocap male Gasmask, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Weapon back: Death Row postopocap male Machette, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Weapon leg: Death Row postopocap woman Calf Pistol, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes [mesh] (The Mens Department)(gift demo)(free)
Face Applier: Clef de Peau Robin T1 (500L)
Brow Applier: Clef de Peau Robin Black brow (150L)
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Eyeliner applier: Aii TMP Unisex Eyeliner Mega Pack (99L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Diesel Works Drogo1 (90L)

SL12B Astonish DJ Stage

Monday, June 22, 2015

Sales Sales Sales!

Right now many designers are running sales. A few of the summer sales have ended already but here are 2 you can run take advantage of now:

FATEwear / FATEstep / FATEplay 50% Summer Sale until July 5th.
Trompe Loeil 50% off sale Sunday - Wednesday.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Quick as a Bunny Takeout of the Congo

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STORYLINE: There was nothing quite like racing down the thick muddy waters of the Congo with his pet fennec by his side. Schools of wading waterfowl would squawk loudly their displeasure as his steamplane roared past. Together with an old mate, they formed a takeout restaurant. The food turned out to be a hit with the locals and tourists. And he relished every chance he got to race along the waterways delivering steaming spicy foods.

This post was inspired by the SL12B party held by Linden Labs at the Wilderness sim. It's a multi-sim jungle with lots of fun things to do. For my explorations on the Dark Continent, I'm wearing the new FATEwear Belo camouflage texture shorts. They some with full length pants too. I'm using an unusual bonus color that's in scripted fatpack. The Phillips hoodie is also using a bonus color from it's fatpack. I like the two tone fades. You can wear the hoodie up or down. I'm using several designers for my Steampunk Safari style. The Steampunk boots, belt, and bag by Death Row are in the current round of The Arcade. It's an entire gacha of clothing and accessories for men! Many good pieces can be won.  From Swagga is the awesome animated Flutter robo-dragon pet. He's holding the picnic basket from the Linden Premium member gifts for the beach. The steampunk Bunny Mask is also by Swagga. It was a free gift for the Seraphim's birthday party. The retro mic earphones are by Remarkable Oblivion, as well as the Messenger bag. The adorable Fennec is by Half Deer and it's a gacha at Kustom 9. I love fennecs. They come in various poses, and the one here in the image is the animating rare that walks along with you. The bracelets and rings are by Mandala and they come with a texture change hud.  I used these awesome old school prim socks by Rosem to poke out from the boots. I serious need more things like this. And another thing I need is collar like thing to work on the TheMeshProject body. The hack I used actually a free headband by Modern Elegance I turned into a collar. It has a "don't look under the collar and see my vampire bite" sort of feel and I like it. lol And the last gem to finish off my Steam Safari style is the fun BareRose Steam Hummingbird plane. You wear it and it appears like you are flying around. Love it. It can be won in the raffle by camping out at BareRose.

On Him, Bunny Delivery Boy:
Hoodie: FATEwear Shirt - Phillips - Down Scripted, fatpack bonus color [mesh](1000L)
Shorts: FATEwear Shorts - Belo - Scripted, fatpack bonus color [mesh](1000L)
Bag: Death Row steampunk male Bag, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Belt: Death Row steampunk male Belt, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Boots: Death Row steampunk male Boots, gacha [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Mask: SWaGGa I'm a Bunneh Mask [mesh](Seraphim birthday)(no longer available)
Pet flying: SWaGGa Flutter - Cream [mesh](99L)
Pet walking: Half-Deer Fennec Fox - Travel Companion RARE, gacha [mesh](65L)
Picnic Basket: Linden Labs LDPW - Spring/Summer 2015 - Picnic Basket [mesh](Premium gift)
Steamship: BareRose Steam Hummingbird [mesh](raffle, free)
Collar: Modern Elegance MESH Headband Gift White, edit for fit [mesh](free)
Hair: Argrace Ken - White [mesh] (250L)
Bracelet, ring: Mandala LUSTFUL-Jewelry-set male [mesh](437L)
Headphones: Remarkable Oblivion Megahertz Earphones [mesh](249L)
Mag: Remarkable Oblivion Messenger Bag - Cayote Tan MALE [mesh](199L)
Socks: RONSEM Prim Socks (group gift)(no longer available)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Rays Skin - Tone 03 - eyeshadow (990L)
Body skin applier: Tableau Vivant TMP body applier - Tone 3(400L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Wilderness - Piranha Flats

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Akaneiro Oni - Blade for Hire

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STORYLINE: Akaneiro was an Oni gone rogue, a hired muscle. He was known for being a capable Ronin, but few of the dwellers in the village realized what he was hiding under his hat, his tale-tell Oni horns.

I have a treat for you guys today, a fantastic sim I discovered! Soyokaze is a role playing sim that's beautifully made in the Edo Japan period. They locals are friendly (unless you draw a sword like I did for this picture. Drawing a sword is seen as invitation to get into a fight. lol) There is a cool interactive game on this sim, The Code of the Bushido. Some quests are puzzles, some require a 2nd person, and one of them requires skills and practice to pass. I recommend it for all fans of games in SL.

Before you head to the sim to explore and play, you will need to dress for the part. Above I am wearing an awesome new creation by Swagga, Ronin's Soul. It's one piece fitted mesh and it includes the top, pants, belt, two sheathed katana, and a water bottle. It's on sale now at We <3 Role Play. The Oni pauldron, bracers are an excellent new gacha by Pucca Firecaster. Touch the armor to resize it and it will also deliver to you a texture change hud.  All parts can be resized in the edit menu. The hat is another gacha item, but this one is by 22769 bauwerk. It was from a past Secret Affair, and sadly looks like it's no longer available. (I couldn't find it at the main store location.) The geta are by CerberusXing, and I added a fun tint to them. They can work with either slink or TMP feet, they not rigged and editable. For fun, I added the deep red nail polish by Senzafina. It's just one hud and it will add color to both hands and feet at the same time.

On Akaneiro Oni:
Outfit, swords, belt: SWaGGa Ronin's Soul - Fitmesh (Crimson/ Blk) [mesh](We <3 Role Play)(199L)
Hat: 22769 [bauwerk] Outlander Hat, gacha [mesh](past Secret Affair)(50L)
Sandles: CerberusXing Male Fang Geta (edit tint)[mesh](350L)
Weapon: Remarkable Oblivion Osafune Katana [mesh](no longer available)
Hand feet nail applier: Senzafine Moonglow Full Color - Vintage Reds (125L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh] (450L)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Hand Applier: Tableau Vivant Slink hand applier - Tone 03 (90L)
Feet Applier: Tableau Vivant Slink feet applier - Tone 03 (90L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Yukio - #TMP applier - Tone 3 (600L)
Body applier: Tableau Vivant Yukio - #TMP applier - Tone 3 (400L)
Hair base applier: Unorthodox Carter Hair Base Pack (550L)
Mole applier: Aii Beauty Marks TMP head applier (25L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body, hands: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Le Poppycock Ain't 2 proud (35L)


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STORYLINE: It was not his lack of skill or Oni magic that got him captured, it was bad intel on how heavily fortified his objective was. Still, he made an oath to return to the Sacred Oni Lands once he escaped. He sensed the Oni had lost too much power. The humans had grown too bold. They no longer feared creatures such as him. He decided it was better to die in a last stand among his brothers and sisters then to suffer the humiliation of being captured by humans again.

The last weekend ROMP sale is upon us. You have until Monday 12 pm sl to run scoop up the deals. Show above is the Roawenwood Sleek Bondage Bar. It has 13 bondage style poses for adults, and it gives mesh manacles for the captured to wear. The chains are a particle effect so be sure to have particles enabled to see them. It's 5 land impact. Head to the ROMP website for links to all items on sale. After this weekend, ROMP will become a large quarterly event that will add some spice to your Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring.

On Akaneiro Oni:
Hair: Tableau Vivant Rileigh hair male [faux dreads] [mesh](We <3 Role Play)(188L)
Armor: Pucca Firecaster Akuma - bracer L [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Armor: Pucca Firecaster Akuma - bracer R [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Armor: Pucca Firecaster Akuma - Oni pauldron [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Armor: Pucca Firecaster Akuma - pauldron [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Eyes: IKON Odyssey Eyes [mesh] (The Mens Department)(gift demo)(free)
Headband: BareRose Kanji HeadBand - Shinobi (free)
Belt: Pucca Firecaster Creations NinjaStuffs - Ninjutsu belt, gacha [mesh](75L)
Horns: Auxiliary Hyperbole Phosphorus Horn - Bone [mesh](no longer available)
Latex applier: Female Poison Outfit Latex Reine in Black (198L)

Pose, Bench: Roawenwood Sleek Bondage Bar M/M, 5 LI [mesh](ROMP)(350L)
Building: ryusho Ort Ryu Japanese academy complex (800L)
Teahouse: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea House RARE, gacha [mesh]
Lantern: Botanical  Pedestal Lantern - Mossy Granite and Wood [mesh]
Lantern small: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Stone Garden Lantern [mesh] (past free)
Lantern large: The Looking Glass Lotus Valley Dream Lantern [mesh] (past free)
Fence: Dysfunctional Designs Asian Fence - Bamboo Straight [mesh] (145L)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Richard the Lionheart must die, part 1

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STORYLINE: The rage boiled in the Black Knight. He was only a shell, an entity haunting a suit of armor. He did not require food or water as sustenance. What he needed was war and death; he fed off of it. But now his existence was being threatened. Richard the Lionheart was drawing up a peace treaty that could prevent decades of war. This could not be allowed. He immediately summoned his ally, the Sorceress, and together they plotted against the King.

The Arcade normally doesn't have many objects of desire for the guys, but this round this is entire gacha for the guys by Death Row! It has 20 clothing and accessory items in Medieval, Punk, Post Apocalypse, Cowboy, Steampunk, Hipster, Gothic, and the rare armor shown above, Dark Forces. The armor has a base avatar that includes the head, arms, torso, legs and feet. The chest and shoulder armor are separate attachments, so you can wear those with other outfits if you want. The neck area is very thin so I added the Valentine Cloak by Aii for a knight's cape. The armor can be worn by either the girls or the guys since its an full avatar.

Aarya teamed up with me once more and we came up with this story idea for a mini series. She is showing an object of desire for the girls from The Arcade, the Pixicat dark corset rare. From We <3 Role Play, she is wearing the adorable Little Imp wings and tail by Souzou Eien. The background is actually the castle at The Fantasy Gacha which is also still going on until 14th.

On the Black Knight:
Avatar, armor: Death Row Dark Forces, RARE [mesh](The Arcade)(75L)
Cloak: Aii  Valentine Cloak (100L)
Pose: ZZANG Strength 006

On her, The Sorceress:
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive
(For more of this story from the Sorceress point of view go to the Dark Phantom blog)
Wings: Souzou Eien Little Imp Wings  [mesh] (We <3 Role Play)(250L)
Tail: Souzou Eien Little Imp Tail  [mesh](We <3 Role Play)(100L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Petit Hair (S) Pastels, gacha [mesh]

The Fantasy Gacha - castle
Towers: Poetica Ivy Tower - light [mesh] (2000L, or 1800L)