Thursday, September 30, 2021

Engine Room: The Guardian of Time

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STORYLINE: Time is a serious matter. It separates what-was from what-will-be. Without a present, there is no future. This simple fact is what caused the Great Time Calamity of New London. Freezing the movement of time cracked the sky. Through the fissure, a powerful being fell to Earth, Chronus.

This round of Engine Room is to die for. I can't believe just how amazing these items are! This post was inspired by the Time themed items, wings, and flaming sword at the Engine Room

The wings by Aii & Ego are the best so far in SL. They come with armor, halos, texture change hud, and lots of animations. I'm just blown away by the feather textures.   Let's talk about this lovely time themed coat by Somnium. It has matching hat, pant and boots, and a hud to change the colors. You just know my dapper heart is doing flips for this. So awesome!    I recently discovered Legacy Female Boots can often fit Legacy Male. So I just had to try this with the Eudora3D boots! It's not a perfect fit, there was a little poke on the outer inner thigh, but otherwise it works, just make the foot shape larger.   RavenBell has created another elegant hairstyle for men and women, Soleil. The braid down the back worked perfectly with the jacket.  The pants are a BOM texture by toksik, which comes in handy for thigh boots.   The earring by Quixe are a rigged fit for the Evo Elf ears.  And of course I wore my favorite L'Emporio&P claws.   ....yeah yeah, you want to hear all abut that flaming sword, right? Its Beautiful! I love it so much! It comes with a sheath, just click to draw the sword, and then touch the sword to light the blade! The flames are animated and even have sparks when start it it or extinguish the flame. Super cool. 

p.s. For Freebie Hunters, I just came from the Engine Room event and can confirm there are 39 gifts there. To get them you need to join the "Second Life Syndicate" group here:
( secondlife:///app/group/d35c55f4-6a4f-eb2d-1dae-af9665f6f4cd/about )

On him, Chronus:
Coat: Somnium Chrono Mage Tailcoat - Legacy [mesh](Engine Room)(450L)
Wings: Aii & Ego tarfire Angel Wings - Windy [mesh](Engine Room)(1500L)
Sword: Requisition Avalon's Tear Rapier [mesh](Engine Room)(850L)
Hair: RavenBell Soleil M2 Mirror [mesh](Engine Room)(250L)
Hairpins: Static Chrono Hairpin {Cluster} [mesh](Engine Room)(265L)
Boots: Eudora3D Ylva Boots (Legacy) [mesh](Engine Room)(399L)
Earrings: Quixe Crusade Earrings Male ELF
Claws: L'Emporio&PL Oblio Vampire Claws male [mesh](350L)
Pants: toksik Leather Leggings, Black [BOM]
Head: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: TheShops [BODY] Athletic Meshbody (Legacy)(m) (1.0) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Poseidon Nightmare Slasher 2

Memento mori

Thanks for your help, Aarya!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Janitor

Death Row Designs has cooked up another fun event for Halloween this year, a haunted hotel! This is my entry to DRD's the "Scarlet Hotel" contest. The story is inspired in part by my time working in the news, and discovering who to talk to for the real scoop. Enjoy. Style Credits below. Contest Details here.

The Janitor

Bobbie R. Murrow was an aspiring journalist who wanted to do a really great “School of J” investigation into the infamous Scarlet Hotel for his high school’s Halloween edition newspaper. His teacher loved the idea. However Bobbie was having a hard time getting past dubious murder rumors, ghost stories, and urban legends. What he needed was facts, cold hard truth, not stories told to frighten children. Surely there was a kernel of truth to the rumors. But what was it? He poured for days in the library hunting for old newspaper stories about the Scarlet Hotel, but at every turn, when there should have been an article about the hotel, that part of the paper was ether cut, or damaged. It was frustrating. His brilliant idea was turning into a nightmare that could threaten his precious grades.

After sighing over his uneaten dinner, his father noticed Bobbie’s sour mood. After explaining the problem, his father smirked, “Son, if you want to find out what’s really going on at a business, talk to the janitor. They see all. They hear all,” he leaned in close for emphasis and whispered, “…They know where all the bodies are buried, if you know what I mean,” he winked and leaned back to stab another slice of steak.

Bobbie was completely stunned. Of course, it was perfect! He immediately formed a plan. 

Later that night after dinner, he stalked the dumpster of the Scarlet Hotel, waiting to see the janitor when he came out to dump the trash.

It was a night Bobbie would never forget.
He found out far more then he ever hoped to know.

On him, the Albino Janitor:
Outfit: Dusty Hut Repairman Suit - red [mesh](385L)
Id Badge: White Canvas Templates WC Chest ID Card Badge [mesh](100L)
Gloves: Contraption Dapper Dandy's Gloves, *SOOT* [mesh](350L)
Shoes: Livalle Payne Combat Boots Male (For Pants) [mesh](299L)
Cigarette: NikotiN SLIM_Black [mesh](499L)
Hand prop: Insomnia Angel rotting my hand [mesh](250L)
Belt: Death Row postopocap male Belt M [mesh](past gacha)
Hair: Dura U108-HAIR-FAT PACK1 [mesh](330L)
Tattoo 1: Izzie's Face & Body Dirt & Mud (199L)
Tattoo 2: Izzie's Face & Body Blood & Wounds (199L)
Tattoo 3: Absinthe! Apocalyptic Wounds, dirt (299L)
Broom: POST Marquette Broom [mesh]
Cart: Bunker Cleaning equipment [mesh](19L)
Bodies: Death Row Bluebeard bodies [mesh]
Eyes: Gloom Galaxy Collection - Fatpack (150L)
Head, Lips, brows: LeLUTKA lel EvoX KANE 3.1 [mesh](3990L)
Body: Belleza JakeV3 BOM/Bento Mesh Body [mesh](1500L - limited sale) 
Pose: sakupose+ yzk mens pose 4 hero2 (70L)