Sunday, December 30, 2018

WINTERS HALLOW: Fear is for the winter

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“Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know of fear? Fear is for the winter, ...when the snows fall a hundred feet deep. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides its face for years at a time, and little children are born and live and die all in darkness. ... Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts. And women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept, and felt the tears freeze on their cheeks. ...In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders, big as hounds.” - Old Nan, Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

Who here is hyped for the final season of Game of Thrones? Me me me me!  I was inspired make a Whitewalker for this post by the awesome Deadly Nightshare Nityr's Staff on sale at the appropriately dark Winter's Hallow. It throws out some badass effects in mesh and particles, and you can send your friends flying off the sim with a good blast. hahaha Good times. Winter's Hallow is packed with dark and pagen winter items, and there are gifts under the tree, and hunt prizes too! You can see all the hunt prizes here:

Also shown above are a new Talon claws by Contraption at equal10. They were updated for Belleza Jake 2 too. They come with a hud to change the textures. Also shown by Contraption is the Ice Beast mesk and horns. To see just how cool it looks with its icey materials, turn on advanced lighting and have at least one local light. For some more ice, I used Izzie's body glitter tattoo over the beautiful Fallen Gods' Winter Nymph texture for men. I love the color of it! The rest of my Whitewalker outfit items are the PFC Iron Arms, and imho the best kilt for men on the grid, Cult's Male kilt with boots. it comes with a texture hud for the kilt and boots, black, denim and grey. The setting is a brand new hallway prop by CerberusXing on sale at another great dark themed event, Eclipse. .. Stay warm, Sweet Summer Children. Winter is coming....

On Him, the Whitewalker:
Staff: Deadly Nightshade .~DN~. Nityr's Staff, Spell Hud [mesh](Winter's Hallow)(350L)
Claws: ContraptioN Vulture Talons [mesh](equal10)(325L)
Mask, horns: ContraptioN Ice Beast set [mesh](250L)
Tattoo: Izzie's Body & Face Glitter applier, omega (269L)
Armbands: Pucca Firecaster's Creations PFC~Iron Arms [mesh] (300L)
Kilt, boots: Cult Male Kilt, Kilt Boots slink male, belleza, gianna [mesh](425L)
Hair: Limerence Willow hair, left side, RARE, Winds of Fall gacha [mesh](75L)
Eyes: Devae Rue Eyes/Pluto: Plutonium [mesh](250L)
Skin: Fallen Gods Wood Nymph, Winter xy +FGInc, Omega PG (990L)
Mesh head: Raven Bell James, Bento [mesh] (2000L)
Teeth: 6DOO bento vampire teeth Cuspid fangs [mesh](250L)
Body: Signature Gianni - Mesh Body [mesh](3500L)
Setting: CerberusXing [CX] Crucifix Corridor[mesh](Eclipse event)(450L)
Pose: VON Wrath of the Whitewalker 14

Friday, December 7, 2018

Advent Mania 2018!

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(Shown above are: 1 - Cheeky Pea, 2 - Akaesha, 3 - Yasum, 4 - Madpeas, 5 - Arcade, 6 - Bygone, 7 - Abranimations, 8 -Circa )

Happy Holidays gang! I love advents in SecondLife! Its so much fun to run around, meet people, and pick up gifts. Many of my favorites have returned this year, as well as a few new ones. My list below focuses on decor, humor, and advents with things for guys. 

Thanks to all the designers and organizers who make the season brighter! <3

Abranimations Dec 1-24 :  unisex, decor : daily only (free for all, group join required)
Join the group and touch each day's box for a fun gift from Abranimations. Wildly popular gifts each year have included fun things like penguin avatars with a frozen fish to slap people with.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/1fe94b95-2686-23a9-9b94-471774fdeb57/about

Meva Dec 1-24 : male : female : Past days ok (free for all, group join required)
Excellent original mesh Male and Female Advent gifts, clothing and accessories.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/5ea437dd-88ed-6749-375b-6cf297610c49/about

Akaesha Dec 1-24 : adult decor : daily only (free for all)
Hunt for each day's santa's gift sack, touch it to see if you are Naughty or Nice. Win store gift cards adult gifts, Animesh, and Bento animation fun. Come back in 1 hour if you are naughty.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/2ab24d9f-2c2b-94d1-8769-006a3b883faa/about

Sway's Dec 1-24 : decor : daily, past days for sale 75L (free for all)
Touch the sign to gain your hud, then hunt the store and surroundings for stars to turn on each day of the calendar in the hud. Come back daily to touch that day's gift. Past days can be bought for 75L. For more information, go to:

7 Deadly s{K}in Dec 1-31 : male, female : daily only : past days for sale 50L (75L for group join)
The 31 days advent combines the male and female gifts in one box. The advent is located in the female section of the store. Current day is 1L and refunded. Past days can be bought for 75L. For non group members, there is a Midnight mania for male and female.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/18e33f5d-dbbe-295c-52a8-9e05930bbfef/about

CIRCA Dec 1-24 : decor : daily only (group join free,  prizes are 1-75L each)
4 gifts a day! A group join is required for the daily decor gifts. There is no fee to join. Gifts range from 1 to 75L.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/a94ddb5b-df4c-6b7b-2a48-e87e586e1327/about

Yasum, Baboom Dec 1-24 : male, female, decor : past days (group join free)
When you land at Yasum, use the teleporter to shoot to Aventland. The Yasum and Baboom booths are right next to each other. Also, there are Christmas theme items for sale here for 50L, don't miss the cool dark santa hat for men and women!
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/e6e36cdd-16ea-9c99-4313-8068290d2520/about

Cheeky Pea Dec 1-25 : decor : past days ok (group join, 500L to join)
Wonderful decor items in christmas theme, group required, 500L to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/2fa959e4-0334-a5c0-7e9a-837a0e8654d7/about

!gO! Dec 1-24 : female : daily only (group join required)
The Advent display is lovely every year. In the past, gO had guy items. Not sure if there are any guy gifts in the mix this year, but its such a nice advent I keep it on my Must Visit Advents list.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/c4f8b0dd-3d1f-a442-03cb-24725c891857/about

Foxcity's Noel Express Advent Calendar Dec 1-25 : daily only, past ok
14 stores, 24 days. For two days, one store at Fox City will offer gifts, before it moves to the next store. No group required. Items for men, women, and decore depending on the participating store. After the store's 2 days have passed, gifts are moved to the sim's Christmas tree for purchase at a discounted price.

[.EscalateD.] Dec 1-24 : hair : past days ok (group join free)
Hair styles advent. Group is required, free to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/52b697b7-a49f-68df-a5a0-0e33fd6aa0c6/about

ChiC buildings Dec 1-24 : decor : daily, past ok
Deocr items for your christmas, no group required, past days ok.

AmAzInG CrEaTiOnS Dec 1-24 : men, women, unisex : daily only
There are 3 advent calendars here, one for men, women, and unisex. Advents located at the back of store. Lucky boards are also located here for mens clothing, to win on them wear a the free group tag.
join group for Lucky Board: secondlife:///app/group/9d005d29-3644-8836-7153-8ee023ec2f1f/about

MoCap Dance Dec 1-24 : aniamtions : daily, past day ok
No group requires. The advent is located over the front door.

The 12 Days of Christmas Advents (starting mid-month)

Ama Dec 13 - 25 : no group required, daily only
Adult themes festivate gifts, Kinkmas Advent, one gift a day

Chop Zuey Dec 12 - 25 : group required, past ok
Starts Dec 12th. male and female jewelry gifts. Group is 350L to join. Past days ok.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/4d9c522d-5aa8-7561-b54f-3d8f988d118d/about

Essenz Dec 13 - 24 : group required, daily only
Women's shoes daily from Dec 13 tp the 24th. Group is 350 $L to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/de0703e3-5c9c-a94a-3399-7d612f9ad235/about

eBENTO Event Dec 10 - 25 : group required, past ok
Each day a gift from an event designer will be released, Past days are ok to get. Group is free to join.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/75d009e8-320a-1108-042a-9e44cf85191b/about

Cosmopolitan Gifts Dec 15 - 25 : group required, past ok
Each day a new gift from participating designers. Group join required, free to join. Click stockings hung on the christmas tree by the front door.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/7382cf06-a663-d569-9683-5c3f0edd968f/about

Clef de Peau  Dec 23rd - Jan 2nd : group required
One Dec 23rd, for group members will be a unique skin for women and a unique skin for men, including popular mesh body applier. (Catwa & Leluka). The Ladies skin will released later. Group is currently 100L to join, normally 150L.
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/d1019aab-62ee-78d3-a407-fd42fbd92b25/about

GAMES & Hunts

MadPea Christmas Calendar (cost 500L) Dec 1-25
A new gift unlocks each day in this wearable Advent calendar. Includes 20 of Madpea's holiday best sellers and 5 band new exclusive themed items.

MadPea Christmas Hunt for Enchanted (hud 100L) Dec 10-24
Catch all the escaped toys for prizes and gifts.
How to Play:

Linden Labs Swaginator Hunt
Go to portal park, then enter Winter Wonderland portal to get your hud. Unlock a gift each week, to unlock the final prize at the end of the hunt. Get the clues for each week here:

Krampus Time Hunt until Jan 9th
12 dark christmas gifts can be found hidden in the garden area for 2L each, as well as booths with items on sale 50% off. Stores participating are: Cubic Cherry, Fujiwara's World, IMP TAIL, OXIDE, Neverwish, A.D.D. Andel, Llama Inc, Rekt Royalty, Faida, UniCult, The Horror!, and TeaBunny.

GIFTS under the tree, or hidden around!

LTD gifts
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate, group membership required
Need to join group: secondlife:///app/group/cbe83c82-145e-5d2d-190e-a4bc99e09e66/about

Epiphany Gifts
Under the tree, and around the gacha event are scattered gifts for players.

Arcade Gifts
Under the tree are gifts for gacha players.

Winter's Hallow
Each store's booth has a gift for shoppers, look for the gift bag.

The Giving Circle: Gifts under the Tree
Gifts for fantasy fans are located under the different trees from several stores listed below:
Fallen Gods Inc. - Little Big Designs - Simply Shelby - Titans - Garden of Dreams - Solarium - Aquila III - Avilion - Whymsical Marketplace - Ghoul - The Looking Glass - Sway's - Cerridwen's Cauldron

Fallen Gods
Fallen Gods' Christmas bulb hunt, and gifts at numerous events: Redux, Twisted Krissmus, Dandelion Winterdreams Factory, Winter's Hollow. Go to the website for more details:

Linden Lab's Shop & Hop event Dec 17 - Jan 4
Giant 5 sim Christmas shopping event with sales anywhere from 20-50% off, plus gifts located in many stores. More information on the website.

For even more 2018 advents: