Friday, December 1, 2017

The Fall of Prince Ravenna, 3

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STORYLINE: A young woman heavy with child took a hesitant step off the Junk boat that brought her to the strange lands in the West. The dragon, who's name means Mirror, floated around her nudged her gently, "Just a few more steps, my Queen, and I promise your child will be born safely here." She looked down at the dark waters lapping softly at the boat. The ruin of her face looked back at her. Everyone else saw a beauty with skin as white as snow, lips as red as blood, and hair as black as ebony, but all she saw was the nightmare of a woman burned alive. Her pain was unbearable. Every slight movement was an explosion of pain. She knew her death was near. Only the determination to bring her child safely into the world kept her alive. She would not let the Shogun, who had murdered her for refusing his advances, take the life of her child too! Her husband was murdered before her, and as clumps of burned flesh fell from her body, she wailed, "Kagami, Kagami. Please save my baby."

I'm back from vacation with one more post in the Snow White series for Enchantment. Sadly, Enchantment has ended so you will need to go to the mainstores for the goodies, but also I included the nice new AIR mirror from current round of Kurenai. It was cool to introduce a backstory for Snow White's mom, hope you guys like.

On her, the Mother of Snow White:
Outfit: Naminoke *N*Snow White Japanese Gown Cherry [mesh](Enchantment)(480L)
Crown: Naminoke *N*Tenkan-GRed [mesh](Enchantment)(250L)
Hair: Tukinowaguma *TKW* Lierop [mesh](Enchantment)(300L)
Mirror, pose: AIR Air_Kaou gold_CM* [mesh](Kurenai)(100L)
Dragon pet: Aii + Blood Dragon + {egosumaii}, gacha[mesh](75L)
Skin applier: MUDSKIN Palvin # 5_104 for Genesis Lab, gacha (99L)
Head: Genesis Lab Genesis_Head_Flor_3.2 Bento RARE, gacha[mesh](100L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)


Friday, November 17, 2017

The Fall of Prince Ravenna, 2

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STORYLINE: Suddenly, a fiery serpentine dragon roared down the great hall of Castle Ravenna. The chains wrapped around its body glowed and dripped to the stone floor like lava from a volcano. Its bellows shook the stained glass windows. "Fool! I cannot be bound! My magic does not create beauty where none exists. It brings inner beauty to the surface for all to see." It's sharp claws encased Prince Ravenna. "You can not force me to give upon you the same blessing as the child Snow White." It's grip tightened, "but if that's what you want, that's what you shall have." A fiery glow swirled around them. When it was done the dragon's symbol was branded to the Prince's flesh and the beauty of his youth restored. "Now be careful," it said with a smirk, "least your wicked deeds ruin your pretty face."

This post builds on my idea for Enchantment's Snow White round going on now, and shows some great items currently on sale at ROMP. But don't wait. ROMP ends the 24th.

On him, Prince Ravenna:
Collar: Naberius The Manticore Collar Black [mesh](ROMP)(450L)
Harness: [ abrasive ] Deviance Harness - Jake - Devil [mesh](ROMP)(175L)
Tattoo body:  THIS IS WRONG Oriental II tattoo TMP (ROMP)(199L)
Crown, Collar: GSpot Raven-Nell Black [mesh](399L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Beaumont hair - male - Monsoon Pack [mesh](300L)
Coat: Curio Obscura Luxurious Fur Coat Black [mesh](100L)
Eyes: Poetic Colors Jaded Eyes - Jade [mesh](150L)
Makeup applier: Lovely Disarray Hakutaku : Makeup Set TMP Unisex (150L)
Lip applier: Clemmm Clemmm - Veiled Lips Black, TMP (73L)
Skin, head, body, hands:  Fallen Gods Omega Body~ Cadaver, Autopsy xy (990L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: Belleza Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0 [mesh](2999L)
Pose: Del May Daggers male (50L)

Set: Anxiety sempiternal [mesh](ROMP)(425L)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Fall of Prince Ravenna, 1

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STORYLINE: From the shadows of the forest, emerged a dark figure with ravens swirling and squawking around him. Snow White dropped her armfuls of flowers to stare at the strange intruder. She took a step backward for hidden under his hood was face both beautiful and repulsive. Noticing her gaze, he spoke sorrowfully, "I was not always as I appear now. The same witch who blessed you with beauty, cursed me to this hideousness. Only you can save me." His rotten hand stretched towards her and presented a ripe delicious looking apple. "Here, eat this." 

I loved so much coming up with a twist to the evil queen in Enchantment's first Snow White round, so I'm polishing it up and bringing it back for 2017! Enchantment runs two weeks, with a hunt, live performances, and lots of awesome goodies all in the theme of Snow White. Don't miss it!

On him, Prince Ravenna:
Collar: Bliensen + MaiTai Dreki Collar Male - silver [mesh](ROMP)(279L)
Headdress:  Bauhaus Movement Grimhilde Headpiece [mesh](Enchantment)(199L)
Bottle: SAGA Bottle Earrings Poison Apple [mesh](Enchantment)(165L)
Outfit, apple bag: Breath Wicked Witch/long h jacket [mesh](280L)
Stole: Gabriel ::GB:: Crow Feather stole / Black RARE, gacha [mesh](Epiphany)(75L)
Tattoo head: Fallen Gods Your Face, Omega (Trick or Treat Lane, gift)
Skin, head, body, hands:  Fallen Gods Omega Body~ Cadaver, Autopsy xy (990L)
Claws: CerberusXing [CX] Salient Talons - Onyx BENTO, Vista Male (277L)
Hands: VISTA Bento PROHAND Slink Male [mesh](600L)
Head: Murder of Ravens [M.O.R] Kuro head v.01 [mesh](free)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Crows: Axix Lord Crow (100L)
Pose: yzk menspose6 - 2 (10L)

Enchantment - Snow White

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Linden Home Challenge 4, Fall 2017

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For the Fall issue of Prim Perfect magazine, I return for the Linden Home Challenge, but this time with a twist! Instead of decorating indoors, I convert my Linden home into a relaxing Japanese garden with a spectacular view of Linden Japan.

What is the Linden Home Challenge?
Simply put: Decorate a Linden home with a budget of 175 prims, but without spending more than 1500L.

Inside the issue, I give tips and tricks on how you can make a Linden home look beautiful and do it on a tight budget. The new issue of Prim Perfect will be out soon, don't miss it!

UPDATE:  The Fall and DEC issues of Prim Perfect have been cancelled. The magazine will restart in the new year.

Past Challenges:
Linden Home Challenge 1: Prim Perfect, Issue 54 - December 2014, on page 63
Linden Home Challenge 2: Prim Perfect, Issue 55 - October 2015, on page 86
Linden Home Challenge 3: Prim Perfect, Issue 56 - December 2015, on page 78

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Land mesh with stream: Jumbo Core Plat  River,19 li [mesh] (95L)
Cliffs: inVerse Cliff screen, 11 li [mesh] (99L)
Waterfall: Arduenn Schwartzman, TBF Waterfall, 2 li (10L)
Hot spring: ++Twilight++ Hitou, 11 land impact  [mesh] (260L)
Windchimes: Arduenn Schwartzman Bamboo Wind Chimes, 2 li (10L)
Gazebo: Jian Koi pond gazebo with 9 fish, 50 li scaled down [mesh] (550L)
Bamboo: 3Dtrees BAMBOO 2 THICK green/brown trunk, 6 li (30L)
Red Willow: 3Dtrees weeping willow AUTUMN, 22 li (30L)
Gold Tree: 3Dtrees Golden Shower Tree, 14 li (30L)
Willow: 3Dtrees willow curved, 8 li (60L)
Waterlily: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 4 Lily Pads, 4 li (55L)
Path stones: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 3 Rock Paths, 3 li (group gift, free)
Fence: [monaya] Japanese bamboo fence-gray, 2 li with convex hull (50L)
Gate: [monaya] Japanese gate & fence, 6 land impact (80L)
Lantern: Frozen Night FN*Japanese Stone Lantern, 1 li (100L)
Custom textures: pyramid, stairs, rock garden gravel, 2 li with convex hull (30L)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I Dream of Djinni

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STORYLINE: Three wishes, that was what most people thought the purpose of the Djinni was, to serve a master and grant wishes. But in truth, only a captured few Djinni did such a thing. Djinni Ajoj was happy to use his power to conjure such lovely things as dancer for only him to enjoy deep in the heart of the desert.

Enchantment: 1001 Arabian Nights, ends today. Hurry over to the Enchantment to enjoy the awesome collection of clothing for men and women, pets, decor, poses, makeup, skins, hairs, jewelry, landscaping, toys, and even tack for horses and a magic carpet avatar in the theme of Aladdin.

Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, tree surround RARE, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Stone Base, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Potted Plants, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Pouffe, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Leather Floor Seat, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Brazier, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Comfy Floor Pile, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Floor Cushion Pile, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Side Table, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Table Decoration, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Potted Plants, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Seat Tassel Pillow, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Singles Pouffe, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Leather Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Drapes: Snowpaws Annis Backdrop Large - Purple RARE, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(40L)
Drapes: Snowpaws Annis Backdrop Small - Purple, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(40L)
Landscape: LittleBranch Animated BeachPalm, BeachSand, WildGrass Dry[mesh](Enchantment)(386L)

On Her, Belly Dancer:
Guest appearance: Akira Voorhees of The SL Chatterbox blog.
For a complete stylecard, visitLost-in-the-oasis.
Designers worn: Akeruka, alaskametro, S0NG, Ayashi, Kunglers, Mosquito's Way, Maitreya

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On him, Djinni Ajoj:
Outfit: Stitched Dareen Pants, Shirt (SLINK) - black [mesh](Enchantment)(519L)
Hair, headband: lock&tuft - asim [mesh](Enchantment)(199L)
Ears: Trap Gauze Djinn Ears [mesh](Enchantment)(350L)
Necklace: Kunglers Mirian necklace 1 - Onyx [mesh](Enchantment)(240L)
Pet: Snowpaws shahmaran Shoulder Serpent - chest attach [mesh](Enchantment)(150L)
Cuffs: Dreamcatcher Arabic bracelet 13, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(50L)
Bindi: Saga Yahsmin Moon Bindi, Septum [mesh](Enchantment)(195L)
Oil lamp: Aii Genie's Golden Lamp + {egosumaii}[mesh](Enchantment)(250L)
Bindi: Air BINDI(2_Black&Silver_TM (10L)
Skin applier: Fallen Gods Omega~ Pure Eclipse XY +FGInc (990L)
Tattoo applier: Fallen Gods Omega~ Elegance, Black 100% +FGInc (180L)
Hair windy: Tableau Vivant JMJ // windy [mesh] (180L)
Head: Akeruka [AK] Mesh Head Aron Vers. 2.6 Bento [mesh](2900L)
Bento hud face: Happy Dispatch [HD] bento Facial expression HUD (600L)
Teeth: 6DOO bento vampire teeth Cuspid fangs [mesh](250L)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes - Leonine [mesh](150L)
Nails applier: Koffin Nails Metallic Essentials (290L)
Toe claws: Slink Claw Toenails Male Flat [mesh] (675L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Carpet, Pose: evoLove The Magic Carpet [mesh](Enchantment)(349L)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fender Fangs: Diesel and Silk

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STORYLINE: Lazy smoke trails lingered in the air as if unable to decide which way to turn. The mechanic of the Nightrix gang sighed, and considered the fate of his rival. It's true, he did hate Darren Darkfire, the young upstart from the Fender Fangs who just made lifetime of his work obsolete but at the same time there was a tightly coiled thrill deep inside him. Who else but another mechanic guru could share the same kind of passion he did for tinkering with things that go Vroom. Would the pipsqueak reveal his secrets if showered with praise, or would things get much more, ...interesting?

Here's some great goodies for the guys from the August ROMP. The idea for this series was inspired by the House of Ruby clothing applier, Mechanic. It comes with options for reveal and works on Slink and Omega. The punk necklace by Gabriel comes in black and silver, for guys or girls. The pants by Mirage come with a hud for closed or open zipper. And the beautiful silky robe and pose by Hilu, lay 1 version, is mod so you can stretch it for the best fit, and I added a purple tint to it too. The robes come with a x,y,z resizer hud.

On Him, Nightrix Mechanic:
Robe, pose: HILU KIMONO ROBE / lay(1), gacha [mesh](ROMP)(60L)
Necklace: Gabriel ::GB:: Punk Chain choker - Black Men [mesh](ROMP)(220L)
Underwear: House of Ruby HOR mechanic applier, Omega (ROMP)(146L)
Pants: Mirage M.NA: Saudade, TMP [mesh](ROMP)(175L)
Hat: Zenith secret agent hat Black, gacha [mesh](85L)
Ears: Trap Vampire Ears [mesh](200L)
Nails: Gorgeous Dolls Swag So Suave(Claws) - Nardcotix Bento [mesh](199L)
Boots: DECO Rivet Boots large (coal) [mesh]
Skin applier: Genesis Labs 09 HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ETHAN - SET 1 (5+10), gacha [mesh](100L)
Head: Genesis Labs 02 Genesis_Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Body: NX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body [mesh](1750L)

Tool storage: Sau toolwagon[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage:  Sau toolchest[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage: Sau toolcart[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Signage: Sau Wheel Art, gacha [mesh](150L)
Chair: 19 Motorcycle [19MC] LOW-BACK Chair 1.02 [mesh]
Ash tray: Apple Fall 'Lucky Numbers' Cigarettes & Tray [mesh]

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Barnstormer - Genesis Lab Summer 2017

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STORYLINE: The horrors of the first World War finally came to an end. Life was returning to normal. But for a few daring fighter jocks, the fun was just beginning. In the heartlands of the USA, their biplanes roared past red barns, sending frightened cows fleeing. Above the gently swaying fields of corn, the retired Aces charged at each other in death defying ariel acrobatics. The crowd below Oooed and Ahhhed. They could put on one hell of show. Freedom never tasted so sweet.

The image above was created for the Genesis Summer 2017 contest. The idea for it was inspired by the contest's August color theme palette. It reminded me of midwestern red barns, blue skies, and golden fields..., which then lead me to the idea of a Barnstormer. The focus of the picture is the Ethan Bento 3.0 mesh head Rare from the last Arcade round. The head comes with an insane amount of perks: animations, single poses, ears, eye with multiple color options, bento rigged teeth and tongue and colored braces and tongue piercing with options different colors, eye makeups, bruises, scratches, tattoos, beauty marks, eye bags, camouflage, bloody nose, skin sheen setting, and for vampires there are even fangs, bloody lips, and bloody teeth. AWESOME! The skin appliers are separate drops in the gacha.  For my background I used the infamous SL Cornfield which is now a fun game you can play at Portal Park.

On Him, The Barnstormer:
Head: Genesis Labs 02 Genesis_Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Skin applier: Genesis Labs 09 HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ETHAN - SET 1 (5+10), gacha [mesh](100L)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B *Fitted SLINK Jacket* Swear Aviator Vintage [mesh](599L)
Helmet: Remarkable Oblivion Aviator Ace - FlakJacket Green [mesh](299L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Electric [mesh](89L)
Body applier: Tableau Vivant Slink Physique Male Body Applier - Tone 05 (400L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9 [mesh](1,250L)

Portal Park - The Cornfield

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fender Fangs: Gang War

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STORYLINE: The sun was rising as Darren Darkfire kicked his beloved motorcycle, Infection, into its highest gear thanks to a few drops of his blood. As he raced down the highway sounding like an angry swarm of bees shot straight out of hell, he didn't notice the vampires hiding the shadows watching him. Darren was the youngest member ever admitted into the Fender Fang gang thanks to his experimental bio-mechanical motorcycle. Many believed his invention would give the Fender Fangs an edge in the next Immortal 500 race.  But we may never know.... Just as the sun's rays peeked above the horizon, he was ambushed by rival gang Nightrik, and taken prisoner.

ROMP returns to spice up the last fleeting days of summer.  Shown above from ROMP is the jock by Thirst fitted to Niramyth, Signature, and Bellazza male mesh bodies, and the hand pose triggering Gajug Kalla collar by AsteroidBox. From a past ROMP is the Mars Harness by Salt & Pepper. These items gave me the idea to try biker theme, and bring back the Fender Fang storyline. Adding to the theme is the Slasher leather jacket by Lapointe & Bastchild. It comes with several fits for mesh bodies, and a hud to change its textures and turn the t-shirt on or off. The Infection motorcycle is the rare from past TMD gacha by Sau. Besides looking icky, it even says super creepy things in local chat like " me..."  The gloves are an applier for Niramyth by 4Skin, and include several color options, and the claws Niramyth Bento hands are by Gorgeous Dolls. They work like charm and have lots of options for textures and individual nail colors. Darren is wearing the stunning rare gacha Bento male head from Genesis Labs. The head comes with a crazy amount of options like: eye makeups, tattoos, camouflage, bruises, scratches, blood, braces, tongue piercing, fangs, expression poses and animations. Skin textures are gachas separate from the head.

On him, Darren Darkfire:
Jock: THIRST Jock Harness, Black Aesthetic [mesh](ROMP)(295L)
Collar: AsteroidBox Gajug Kalla // Red [mesh](ROMP)(185L)
Harness: Salt & Pepper S&P harness Mars Aesthetic [mesh](499L)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Slasher Leather Jacket v2, Aesthetic [mesh](599L)
Claws: Gorgeous Dolls GD~Swag So Suave(Claws) Aesthetic BENTO [mesh](199L)
Gloves: 4SKIN Niramyth Aesthetic Fingerless leather gloves omega (99L)
Pants: ZED Leather Chaps for Men [mesh](389L)
Hair: .Shi .Shi : Bob Knot [mesh](285L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Olive [mesh](89L)
Skin applier face: Genesis Labs Head_Ethan_tone 4, gacha [mesh](100L)
Head: Genesis Labs Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento, RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Body skin: Niramyth Diamond Vampire addon (1200L)
Body, hands, feet, skin, bodysuit: Niramyth AESTHETIC - [Mesh Body] Enzo [mesh] (2799L)
Bike: [sau] HAYA II[5.95][infected], gacha [mesh](150L)
Pose: yzk mens pose 4 hero7 (10L)



Monday, July 24, 2017

Sword of the Kōmori Daiyoukai

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STORYLINE: The Nightfang was a powerful sword. He could feel the energy pulsing in it. But like so many things in life, his father's favorite weapon didn't come with an instruction manual. Years would pass as he experimented with the it, trying to tease out its secrets. Then one day while strolling through a battlefield littered with the fallen, a butterfly landed on the sharp edge of the blade unharmed. Then more butterflies came to rest on it as if it was perfectly natural for butterflies to suddenly be smitten with a deadly metal. Thats when he realized those were no ordinary butterflies, they were the Jigokuchō, or the hell butterflies that come to collect the souls of the dead. Surely this was a major clue to Nightfang's ultimate attack.

Japonica is ending soon. Be sure to not miss the great sales, including 50% off for the event. This post continues Kōmori story with fantastic new release by Gabriel, Katahaori. I used a combination of the Enji and Shiro for this outfit, paired with the Enji Geta. Hey, it wouldn't be me if I didn't make a twist to this look; Hot Pink Latex Tabi? Obi on the Shoulder? Have you lost your mind, Dev? Maybe. lol I love how this turned out.  The AIR butterfly gacha is fun, when you walk an exact duplicate of your butterfly will rez around you in a particle effect. Pretty cool. In the set, the screens by katat0nik are mod, so they can all be tinted whatever color you like. The hanging lanterns are by Who What and include animating goldfish inside. .... Speaking of awesome, and japan... the Kagami event has opened. I look forward to seeing you all dressed up for another adventure game this year. See you there!

On him, Son of the Komori Daiyoukai:
Outfit: Gabriel ::GB::Katahaori, enji [mesh](Japonica)(380L)
Wraps: Gabriel ::GB::Katahaori, shiro, Sarashi gray [mesh](Japonica)(380L)
Geta: Gabriel ::GB::Takageta (male) enji [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Butterfly: Air TefuTefu_6)Purple_CM, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Butterfly: Air TefuTefu_9)White_CM, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Obi: Naminoke *N*Decoration Obi BlackLily [mesh](Japonica)(200L)
Bento Wings: Linden Labs Elleria - Wings (starter avatar)(free)
Hair: No.Match No One, black pack [mesh](200L)
Katana: Mandala Sakura Dynasty [mesh](387L)
Collar: [CX]&[ContraptioN] Untamed Collar - Black [mesh](250L)
Face Piercings: CerberusXing Chained Bridge - Silver [mesh](300L)
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears [mesh] (300L)
Skin applier: Soul Emmanuel - Cypher [V1] Special Edition TMP (975L)
Hairbase applier: Dura Omega scalp appliers (free)
Top applier: BareRose Omega AA for ::: B@R ::: Tokio 2069T2 (80L)
Gloves applier: Sn@tch Basic Latex Fingerless Gloves (past lucky board)
Head: 6DOO Human mesh head EKASI-01 Ver.1.02 [mesh](2,600L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Pose: Del May DM - I'm here male (50L)

Screens: katat0nik byoubu / shoji screen 2Li [mesh](Japonica)(250L)
Lanterns: who what akari kingyo- {pink} [mesh](Japonica)(80L)
Pavement: xin. ishidatami 3, gacha [mesh]

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tomb of the Kōmori Daiyoukai

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STORYLINE: He inhaled deeply the smoke of the serpent pipe. As he exhaled, the snake at the tip hissed out smoke trails. He watched it lazily meander towards a nearby rockface. The pipe was a prized relic of the Kōmori clan. It was not of this world, it belonged to the spiritworld. It's smoke was being sucked toward a heavy spiritual presence nearby. There must be hidden cave. "Father," he smiled. "At last I found you." Once inside the cave, he discovered the massive fallen skeleton of his father, its batwings still stretched out, as if he might fly away at any moment. Beside it impaled in a pile of skulls, was the gleaming legendary katana of his father. Smoke swirled around it. The pulsing power emanating from the sword gave him goosebumps. He climbed up the pile of bones and lovingly withdrew his birthright. "Nightfang" he whispered to it as it were his lover, "So nice to meet you at last."

The idea of this post was inspired by one of my favorite animes.  The pipe, tattoo, hairsticks, and pants you can find at Japonica. The Bento wings are part of the brand new Linden Labs Bento starter avatars, and the bento tail is by Murder of Ravens. The giant skeleton is part of the Cureless gacha at Epiphany.

For more information on Japonica, go to:

On him, Son of the Komori Daiyoukai:
Pipe: BOILDEGG :02:Wa Hukimodoshi Snake Silver, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Pants: Gild abi-hakama_purpleGradation [mesh](Japonica)(180L)
Hairpins: CerberusXing [CX] Hinotori Kanzashi (Purple) [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Tattoo applier: U Design Atasushi (Japonica)(300L)
Bento tail: Murder of Ravens [M.O.R] bento demon tail v1.1 [mesh](150L)
Bento Wings: Linden Labs Sauin - Wings (starter avatar, free)
Collar: [CX]&[ContraptioN] Untamed Collar - Black [mesh](250L)
Face Piercings: CerberusXing Chained Bridge - Silver [mesh](300L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boy*51 [mesh](130L)
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears [mesh] (300L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Skin applier: Soul Emmanuel - Cypher [V1] Special Edition TMP (975L)
Tongue: 6DOO bento basic tongue thin front [mesh](150L)
Head: 6DOO Human mesh head EKASI-01 Ver.1.02 [mesh](2,600L)
Body: NX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body [mesh](1750L)
Bento hud face: Happy Dispatch [HD] bento Facial expression HUD (600L)
Pose: Hot Dive pose beast (30L)

Skeleton: Cureless Yokai Chronicles Gashadokuro BONE, gacha [mesh](Epiphany)(75L)
Skull mound: MGSit Store Horror [mesh](420L)
Katana: Mandala Sakura Dynasty [mesh](387L)
Fog: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] 1prim sculpt (349L)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Little Fountain Visitor

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STORYLINE: A mist rolled slowly into the sleeping village. Tomorrow would be a buzz of activity during the summer festival, but for tonight the air was calm with only an occasional cricket chirp, or croak of a lonely frog. Stalking silently in the tall grass was the Little Lion, protector of the village. It was hard work keeping the rats away so the big event would run smoothly, but quiet moments like this made it worth it for the tiny fierce hunter. She sprung up with ease on top of her favorite place, the rock water fountain in the garden. From her perch, the Little Lion surveyed her territory. Then smiled in her own catlike way for a job well done, and took a drink.

It's summertime in Japonica! Throw on your Yukata, and head on over to enjoy beautiful creations in kimono & yukata for men and women, accessories, buildings, decore, food, tattoos, and gacha from Japan.  For more information, go to:

Fountain: MonkeyGirl [MG]Dokodemo Waniwa Type A1 [mesh](Japonica)(350L)
Building:  Maru Kado Kominka-01 (43Li) [mesh](Japonica)(450L)
Cart: Marushin D8 tawara #2, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(70L)
Plants, Statue: Del-ka Aedilis Asian Garden O-Ren [mesh](Genre - East Asia)(150L)
Fog: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] 1prim sculpt (349L)
Grass: Happy Mood HPMD* WildGrasses -green- a [mesh](180L)
Cat: Fashionably Dead (fd) Cat - 12 Curious, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Lantern: The Looking Glass TLG - Lotus Valley Dream Lantern [mesh](past Fantasy Faire gift)
Path: Dysfunctionality [DDD] Stone Ruins Path - Long [mesh](135L)
Bamboo: Headhunter's Island Yellow bamboo row [mesh](99L)
Landform: Jumbo Core Plat  River [mesh](95L)
Walls: Fuubutsu Dou Stone Wall with materials [mesh](500L)

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Watermill: Soul Mates Miller's House with mill  [mesh](Japonica)(800L)
Pinwheel stand: bitter vanilla -15-  b.v Yatai (red) RARE, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Cart lantern: Marushin #7 Chochin Dashi E, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(70L)
Cart Dragon: Marushin #10RARE Ryujin Dashi A, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(70L)
Tea House: 22769 Secret Teahouse [mesh](Japonica)(525L)
Floor lantern: 22769 Paper Console Lamp  [mesh](Japonica)(155L)
Floor lantern: 22769 Small Paper Lamp [mesh](Japonica)(115L)
Folding screen: 22769 Screen [mesh](Japonica)(125L)
Bed: 22769 Futon Bed [mesh](Japonica)(adult 725L, pg425L)
Hanging lanterns stripe: bitter vanilla -11-  b.v Chochin stripes, gacha  [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Hanging lanterns red: bitter vanilla -12-  b.v Chochin red, gacha  [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Hanging lanterns: bitter vanilla -13-  b.v Denshoku, gacha  [mesh](Japonica)(60L)
Bonsai: Madpeas Bonsai Tsume, 1li, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Bonsai: Madpeas Bonsai Mitsugo, 1li, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Willow tree: The Little Branch LB_WeepingWillow.V2 [mesh](386L)
Large tree: The Looking Glass TLG - Wolfmother Tree (250L)

Thanks for your help, Akira!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The Tower of Phantomhive

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STORYLINE: A crow landed in the snow covered doorway of the ruined tower and cawed loudly. A blindfolded man turned his ear to the doorway and nodded as if he understood the message of the feathered visitor. He was a regal looking man, despite the maid uniform he wore. He was none other than Sebastian, the demon butler of Phantomhive Manor. He was busy preparing a rather interesting evening of entertainment for young master. Soon, the misogynistic thief who stole Her Majesty's crown jewels would arrive. The deranged criminal belonged to a secret society that believed women should never be in positions of power. Ridiculous. The butler snapped on a tight lady's latex glove. A sinister grin curled up on the edge of his lips. Oh how he did enjoy extracting information.

Happy 4th of July! To celebrate, don't miss making your own fireworks at the Independence Sale at Dictatorshop. All the adult furniture of the entire store is discounted 40% off. Shown above at the Contempo sofa, chair, stool, and cross. All the pieces come with a color change hud. You can choose what poses you want: m/f, f/m. f/f, m/m, or get the 4-in-1 option. All pieces will automatically rez props and attach them with permission.

Phantomhive Manor:
Sofa: DictatorShop Contempo Adult Sofa Version [mesh](pg mf fm 1495L) sale!
Chair: DictatorShop Contempo Chair Adult Hetero Version [mesh](pg mf fm 1495L) sale!
Stool: DictatorShop Contempo OMNI Bondage Stool 4-in-1 [mesh](fm mf ff mm adult 2,995L) sale!
Horse: DictatorShop Contempo OMNI Bondage Horse 4-in-1 [mesh](fm mf ff mm adult 2,995L) sale!
Cross: DictatorShop Contempo OMNI Bondage Cross 4-in-1 [mesh](fm mf ff mm adult 2,995L) sale!
Dining cart: Death Row 36.DRD MB dining cart, Mystic Bastion gacha [mesh]
Chair, LanternDeath Row DRD GV - Gothic Vampire Set  - Black [mesh](pg 1,200L)
Side table: Death Row DRD iron filigree bed set [mesh](pg 899L)
Throne: BananaN Dark throne RARE, gacha [mesh](50L)
Crow: Yummy Mr. Crowly, gacha [mesh](50L)
Flowers: Yummy Condolences Bouquet, gacha [mesh](50L)
Tree: Little Branch LB_SugarMaple.v2{4Seasons} [mesh](386L)
Tree: Little Branch LB_OrangeTree.v2{4Seasons} [mesh](386L)
Tree: Little Branch LB_BuckThorn{4Seasons) [mesh](386L)
Floor lamp: Kalopsia Chandelier [mesh]
Rug: Libertine Sangue Floreale, Rug (Animated)[mesh]
Rug: Libertine Ars Moriendi, Rug (Animated)[mesh]
Rug: Noctis Versailles aubergine octagonal sculpted
Tower: Poetica Ivy Tower large - dark [mesh] (2000L)

On him, Sebastian (one hell of a maid?):
Dress: katat0nik BW Apron Dress (male and female) [mesh](600L)
Boots: Empire Freesia - Maitreya - Black Latex [mesh] (599L)
Blindfold: Silvery K Blindfold Black [mesh](150L)
Tie: Bliensen + MaiTai Drago - Bow Tie for Men [mesh](299L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Head: [M.O.R] Kuro head v.01 [mesh](free)
Hair: Ayashi Sebastian-Black set [mesh] (250L)
Gloves applier: Sn@tch Basic Latex Fingerless Gloves (past lucky board)
Sleeves, pants applier: BareRose Omega AA for ::: B@R ::: Tailcoat Type2 (65L)
Collar: BlakOpal Hawkesworth-white shirt collar-tie (free)
Skin applier: Soul Emmanuel - Cypher [V1] Special Edition TMP (975L)
Chest: [V-Tech] Boi Chest Mod v2.2 - Maitreya (499L)
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: DelMay DM - Mime/Leaning (past gift)

Thanks for your help Akira!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Fantasy Faire 2017: The Fall of Morbus

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STORYLINE: Farion the pixie wasn't too sure of his quest companion at first. The wizard was shifty looking. But they soon bonded over their shared skintone and joked, "Team Blue to the Rescue!" Turned out the guy was good at hunting ingredients for the spell they needed to save the Bard Queen and he was even able to brew it himself. (Only a few mishaps, nothing serious like the massive explosion when Farion last tried potions.) They were too busy slapping high-fives after defeating a giant winged demon that they failed to realize, "defeated" is not the same "gone." Unknown to them, a tiny hitchhiker joined their group.

The Fantasy Faire is fading into fond memories now. I want to show you all one more picture of cool new releases, like these badass Bento wings by Spider Productions that come with poses, ao and feather tints & glows. I also want to give Kudos to the The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queens Song. I adore the FF quests, and this year's little Pixie with a heavy Aussie accent, was a real charmer. Loved it.

On him, the Pixie's sidekick Dev:
Wings: Spider Productions [SP] Ascendant Wings - Fallen 2.0 (Fantasy Faire: Falling Sands)(1500L)
Staff: The Little Bat !TLB - Hellfire Staff (Fantasy Faire: Raven's Perch)(200L)
Tunic: Les Encantades *LE* Finrod Onyx only tunic (Fantasy Faire: Chaddul Ro)(200L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Logan Mesh Hair (Fantasy Faire: The Rose)(250L)
Collar: Attitude is an Artform A&A Web Neck collar (Fantasy Faire: Raven Perch)(199L)
Pet: FF17 Farion shoulder companion FF2017 (Fantasy Faire Quest game hud)(250-350L)
Hat: FF17 Morbus Top Hat, Fantasy Faire Hat gacha(Fantasy Faire Gacha)(50L)
Skin applier: Fallen Gods Spirit [xy]+FGInc.+ Opal Aura (Fantasy Faire: The Rose)(990L)
Eye makeup applier: Toryuumon Tsubaki Eyemakeup pink (Fantasy Faire: The Hill)(70L)
Pants, boots: Gabriel GB Stripe pants and Boots wine [mesh](Epiphany)(75L)
Eyes: FATEwear FATEeyes 3.0 [mesh](395L)
Head: [M.O.R] Kuro head v.01 [mesh](free)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Pose: D.Luxx Poses Superhero (fly pack) (49L)

Fantasy Faire 2017: Morbus by Kilik Lekvoda

Thanks for help with the pictures, Kariritaisho!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Fantasy Faire 2017: Atlantean Prince

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STORYLINE: The Spirit Pool was a land-oasis where humans came to interact with those who lived under the waves. It was in this magical place, a visiting herbalist met the Atlantean Prince. The scientist had been searching for plants that could help combat the worst diseases. He thought perhaps, plants in the ocean might be the key. The Prince thought it was an excellent idea, he would love to help! "But," he thought to himself, "why not let the researcher hunt the sea for plants himself ?"  So with a wink, and a wave of his father's trident, the Prince transformed his new friend into a funny looking fish with a gigantic eye. “To better search by!" the Prince laughed. "Don't worry, it's only temporary. Come on, lets go explore!”

Fantasy Faire 2017 has an extension and will last to the end of the day, May 4th. If you visited and explored yet, there's still time! The Faire has once again raised a huge sum for Relay for Life, cancer research. Well done gang!!

Here's a masterlist of all the stores and direct TP addresses to their locations: Merchant Locations.
And here's the Shopping Guide for the vendors: Shopping-catalogue-2017/

On Him, Atlantean Prince:
Headdress: AIR Mistletoe RFL gold [mesh] (Fantasy Faire: The Rose)(200L)
Mertail, fins: deviousMind Undine mermaidTail LILAC [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose)(350L)
Toga: Anachron Mythic Himation Hephaestus [mesh](Fantasy Faire: San Mora)(149L)
Collar: Bliensen + MaiTai Grasp Collar MEN gold [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Spirit Pool)(199L)
Armband: Bliensen + MaiTai Grasp Armband MEN gold[mesh](Fantasy Faire: Spirit Pool)(199L)
Cuffs: Bliensen + MaiTai Kira Bracelet [mesh](Fantasy Faire: Spirit Pool)(150L)
Hair: Exile Voltage [mesh](280L)
Eyes: FATEwear FATEeyes 3.0 [mesh](395L)
Head, body, skin applier: Soul G2 Ceredil Ginko SE Hyacinth (Fantasy Faire: Mudrana)(1299L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Hairbase applier: Dura Omega scalp appliers (free)
Head: [M.O.R] Kuro head v.01 [mesh](free)
Body: NX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body [mesh](1750L)
Trident: The Siren's Lair King Triton's Trident (ULTRA RARE), gacha [mesh](no longer available)
Collar: Wimey Tribal Collar Old Gold [mesh](no longer available)
Nail applier: Nanika Golden Nails Appliers (no longer available)
Pose: Chisa Creation *CC* Mermaid-01-2m (10L)

Fish: Wilds of Organica Fisheye Avatar RFL Purple[mesh](Fantasy Faire: Spirit Pool)(free)

Fantasy Faire: The Spirit Pool

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fantasy Faire 2017: The Crow Tengu

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STORYLINE: There once was a young Crow Tengu who was told by his parents to stay away from humans, (the Tengu were forbidden from interfering in human affairs). But he simply could not obey the rules. His heart belonged to a little girl with a laugh that sounded like the call of crows. Adorable. To him, she was one of them, even if she had no feathers. It all started one day when he was out scouting the mountain. Tucked deep in the forest by a babbling brook, was a small human nest. There was a sickly looking girl sitting outside alone. Being curious, he flew down and asked her what she was doing. She explained she was gravely ill and her parents were both working hard to earn enough money to treat her illness. He shook his feathers in confusion at the difficulties of human rituals, but before he could ask about it, a rain of questions showered down on him. Since he liked the attention, he told her stories about himself, his people, and their oral history. She hung on his every word. Her eyes, which seemed so dull before, now sparked with life. So each day he would fly back to his number one fan and tell her a new story. By the time fall came, she had made a full recovery and would return to school. The crows too were preparing to fly south for the winter. With a big hug, she thanked him for keeping her spirits up. He fluffed out his chest in pride, and then plucked out one of his feathers to give her, "Always remember me." He felt sad their storytime was ending. She laughed her adorable crow laugh, said it was impossible for her to ever forget him. ...Many years later she wrote a best selling children's book, "The Many Wild and Wonderful Tales of the Crow Tengu."

This is last weekend of the Fantasy Faire, don't miss all the excitement! You can find a schedule of all the activities here: FantasyFaireSL   And over at pinterest is the handy shopping catalog: shopping-catalogue-2017. Have fun gang! UPDATE:  The Faire has been extended to May 4th. 

On him, Crow Tengu:
Kimono: W-Zero -00-KIJIN-KIMONO_BLUE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose)(75L)
Cloak: W-Zero -00-KIJIN-Mantle_Blue, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose))(75L)
Katana: W-Zero -00-KIJIN-Katana Blue, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose))(75L)
Shoulder armor: W-Zero -00-Kijin-Armor-Blue, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose))(75L)
Gauntlets: W-Zero -00-KIJIN-Gauntlet-red BENTO, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose))(75L)
Boots: W-Zero -00-KIJIN-Boots_Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire: The Rose))(75L)
Wings: The Little Bat !TLB - Adara Wings BENTO (Fantasy Faire: Raven's Perch)(200L)
Bird head: Illusions Corvus Mask (215L)
Pose: Axix Lord Crow (100L)

Kakushi Pasu – Literary Festival Sim by Lokii Violet

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fantasy Faire 2017: The Violinist of Venice

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STORYLINE: Water lapped at the edges of the Piazza San Marco as the night sky softened to pinks and purples. A lone figure emerged from the shadows carrying a violin case and music stand. He was dressed in formal clothes from another time period. In any other city, he would have drawn stares however this was Venice. Wearing a mask was not considered odd either. As the man took off his cloak, and positioned his music stand, several locals quickly took up best sitting spots nearby. They knew to expect his exquisite concerts in the spring. And he did not disappoint. His music was so powerful, several women tried to discreetly wipe away their tears. Money began to fill his violin case. There were murmurs he was someone famous, but no one really knew. He didn't talk much, just nodded and said thank you, He always took his earnings to the nuns at St. Mark's Basilica and asked them to donate it for him to cancer research. The nuns knew to not ask questions, but surely his heartfelt music reflected a soul grieving the loss of someone dear.

The Fantasy Faire going on strong. 15 beautiful sim designs. The popular Quest game. Literary festival. Role playing. Parades. Live performances. DJs. Parades... and not to mention, lots and lots of shopping to raise money for a good cause, Relay for Life of American Cancer Association.

You can find the shopping catalog for the Faire here: Shopping-catalogue-2017  It includes direct teleport coordinates to speed your shopping. NOTE: The catalog shows only the Relay for Life vendors, there is much more to be seen and explored at the Fantasy Faire. Don't miss one of the very best events in SecondLife!

On him, The Violinist of Venice:
Outfit: Last Ride Marquis, Purple [mesh](Fantasy Faire, Spirit Pool)(200L)
Hat: Illusions Chauncey Tricorn Hat [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Rose)(375L)
Mask: Vengeful Threads Phantom Mask in Void, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Rose)(50L)
Violin, animation: Kei Spot Kei's Baroque Violin, Bow [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Rose)(200L)
Boots: LightStar ThighHighBoots+Top-White-Male [mesh](500L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Twinkle Eyes V2 - Cold [mesh](89L)
Hair: Truth Hair Ryleigh [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(100L)
Applier Head: Tableau Vivant Tox Skin - Tone 03 Blonde TMP (600L)
Hand applier: Tableau Vivant Skin body/hands/feet - Tone 03, Omega applier (400L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands - Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (450L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Music stand: Kei Spot Kei's Baroque Duet [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Rose)(250L)
Mask: deviousMind Piume e Fiori "La Riche" RavenMask, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Fair, The Rose)(75L)

Fantasy Faire: The Rose by Fallen Gods