Tuesday, December 29, 2015

100 Ways to Creep You Out

I'd like to look inside Princess Aii's head sometime. Her mind must be a fascinating place!

Centipedes can be considered the penultimate nightmare or a marvel of engineering. There are estimated to be over 8000 types of centipedes worldwide with 3000 of them being uniquely identified. Depending on the species, a centipede can have as few as 15 pairs of legs, or as many as 171 pairs. Regardless of the species, centipedes always have an odd number of leg pairs, so they never have exactly 100 legs. All centipedes are predators and are unique in having poison in their leg tips.

The latest from +Aii+ is just about guaranteed to give you nightmares. The animated mesh tail and additional horns, claws, legs and pinchers are very well done. It comes with a hud that allows 11 main colors, 11 accent colors, 12 colors for legs, 7 colors for pinchers and 9 tattoo colors + a tintable one . It comes with an AO for the legs and tail. You can wear your regular AO to animate your upper body. It comes with Omega appliers for the tattoos.

I did have a glitch when trying to use my system head with this avi. It didn't want to cooperate with the mesh and gave me that lovely buggy-eyed look we occasionally get when adding mesh to a non-mesh avi, so I do recommend using a mesh head.
In her release notes, Aii said this was the first, so expect more beautiful bug ugly avis to come.

Body/AO ~ Aii +The Centipede+ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Tail/128/68/32
Hair ~ Emo-tions *Paradise*
Head/skin ~ Genesis Alice 2.0 Sad Cappuccino
Armor ~ LoveCats Azai
Photo ~ Taken in the Dark Prince's Caves @ Chiaroscuro http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chiaroscuro/161/227/595
Poses ~ BelleBody Melisandre

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Happy Solstice/Merry Christmas!

Happy Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, Bodhi Day, Ramadan, Life Day, Yule... you get the picture.

There are something like 34 different holidays celebrated worldwide during the month of December.

How ever you mark the turning of the year, the return of the light or the miracle of life, I hope that you and your loved ones will know peace, love, laughter and safety.

Thank you for following me here. I hope to see you in 2016 ♥

Photo: Riding my ice sleigh through Magick, a GLBT sim, which is one of my favorite places and my home away from home. There is magic in the air here and love and acceptance for anyone who needs a respite from RL. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magick/35/190/60

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Angel Gowns from Roots & Wings

Just in time for the Holiday party season, some lovely new gowns from Roots & Wings.

Available in six different textures (each sold separately) each gown comes with a semi-transparent overskirt and matching wings.
The gowns are at a special price till Dec 14. While in the store, look for the free gifts and advent calendar for group members.
Top Serenity Angel Gown ~ I  love the antique greeting card texture on this one. Shown with the matching wings.
Hair ~ DeLa Dina
Halo ~ OtherSkin Time Out with roses

Bottom Halcyon Angel Gown ~ with gold snowflake texture

Wings =Zenieth= Guardian of the Stars gacha item
Halo 22769 Helios Headpiece
Hair ~ Diva Ange

 Roots & Wings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501

I found a suitably impressive location to take pictures, Morphe. All the buildings are for sale including the wonderful Cathedral. [Yes, I really was flying in the vault.] It's really worth walking through the sim if you like medieval architecture. It's very well done and has a wonderful period stream playing.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Markets

Holiday time approaches and SL's most creative designers have lots of bargains and limited edition items available in special sales all over the gird. Here are just a few of the special events that I visited this week

Frozzen Fair II
Some of the upscale designers got together for this one and there are some nice things to be had.
There are gachas in addition to items in the shops. There are some freebees and lots of $1 gifts.

Hair ~ Truth Hair Bronwyn available on MP special "12 days of savings"
Skin ~ Plastik Astrali May Skin
Sweater ~ Ghee Aran Knit Dress with hud

Christmas Winter Dream Market
Need a new outfit for a holiday event? Looking for a tree or some sim decorations?  If it is even vaguely related to the winter holidays, there's probably something here that will fill your needs.
There is an event-wide snowflake hunt as well as shopping and gachas. The hunt snowflakes are L$10-L$30.
Some of the stores also have free items under the tree or in Christmas stockings, so enjoy!http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rockin/161/128/2003

Avi ~ >Pixel Junk< Deer mod by for the Curious Chinchilla avatar
Antlers ~ +Aii+ Frosted Reindeer Horns
Hair ~ Rezology Fouette ~ hair can be tinted to any shade with hud
Jewelry ~ !dM Noelle JingleBells
Outfit ~ Tamiorn Forge X-mas Girl ~ group gift for December
Pose ~ La Petite Morte Nutcracker Suite Ballet

Totally Top Shelf ~ Black Krampus
Those of you who have been following me for a while know I'm rather fond of demons. If you've never heard of the Krampus, you will. He's a hot commodity this year! He's a demon who is the counterpart of Santa.
Krampus takes care of the BAD kids. [My refrigerator has been covered with Krampus magnets for the last five years. I really don't like bad kids and it's a good reminder!] There's a Krampus film due out this weekend which looks destined to be a cult classic and Krampus has engendered at least one hunt and this shopping event in SL.

Under a suitably gloomy sky in a snowbound forest, you'll find wonderfully dark and gothic items for your holiday needs. The uninitiated may feel they've slipped through into Halloween Town, but I loved it!
There are lots of sexy clothing, hair, horns and hooves. There are a few gachas, but most of the items are for direct sale.

Avatar ~ Coveted offers this LE Female Krampus, which includes the skin, hair, fur, tail horns, hooves, clothing ... everything you need, including the bag to carry away the bad kids! There are editions in gold and bronze too, as well as men's editions. To make it even sweeter, if you click the LM sign at the Coveted Krampus shop, you'll get $100 gift card you can use at the Coveted store.

Wreath photo prop ~Musa available in their gacha @ the Black Krampus event
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

New skins from +Aii+

+Aii+ has released a new skin series:
+Lady of Sin Feleth Skins+
Shown: Onrii (top picture); Lyss (bottom picture)
These fantasy skins are available in a dozen styles ranging from very pale gray through yellow, blue, violet, a range of creams and browns to black on black.

Hair ~ LeLutka  OOPS hair
Eyes ~ +Aii+ Soul Collector's Eyes Haze
Jewelry ~ May's Soul Slave Jewelry
Armor ~ May's Soul Muse Armour
Boots ~ Liv Glam Amore High Stiletto Boots
Tail ~ +Aii+ Spaded Tail

+Aii+ The Ugly & Beautiful
Photo spot: Sparrow Song, a part of the Elf Circle group. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sparrow%20Song/33/189/24

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Late November and SL is turning frosty

There are a couple of great activities you really need to check out this week

1. Skating @ Calas

Ty and Truck have opened the skating rink at Calas and the sim looks wonderful! Skating @ Calas has been one of my favorite things for several years now. Free skates are available at the site or wear your own. There are photo spots, dances and cuddles all over the sim.

I am wearing the latest creations from Roots & Wings while enjoying the scenery around the Calas skating rink.
The winter coat is available in 7 different colors. It is very well done. The textures are nice and I particularly like the lacing on the back. It's classy and makes the coat fit really well. 

The coats are available at a special discount price until November 23.
Winter Coat ~ Roots & Wings  Marianne (rose) and Sabine (golden- available this weekend for only L$60)
Hair ~ Truth Bronwyn
Skin ~ LAQ Jennie2
Gloves ~ Sweet tea 10 colors + appliers
Boots ~ Voodoo Monkey
Skates ~ Abranimations Super skates w hud

2. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you want to do something that's just crazy fun, visit the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, going on now till November 26.

You can watch the floats from the crowded sidewalks, but it's much more fun to jump on one of the floats and ride it down the parade route. These are SO well done. Each float has it's own sound stream and dances to fit the music. You can  ride the float from one end of the route to the other, jump off, run up the start and ride another. My friends and I spent a couple of hours doing that and laughed the whole time.

... and yes, I am wearing a turkey tail. The outfit is "Gobble Gobble" from Lovecats- what else would I wear for a Thanksgiving Day parade?

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
May your week be full of blessings and joy!

Roots & Wings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501
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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Just a reminder...

The world has had a tremendous shock this weekend and we all feel the need to express our pain, outrage and sorrow. The Second Life community is just as real as any other community. Many of us "know" people through SL who may have been in harm's way and are praying that our friends are safe and well.

Reach out to each other and don't forget to express the joy that your SL friends bring to your life, the love you feel for them and the hope that what we do here in SL will help bring global communication and understanding.

If you wish a tangible way to express your feelings, donate to the Red Cross or inworld, attend one of the many fund raising dances or other activities designed to show support for those who are feeling the brunt of the pain.

 Many SL designers have expressed their feelings through creating art, clothing, flags, etc with support messages for the people of Paris. Most of these items are available free on MP or in the stores. One of those designers is Elisa Cabassoun, who made the "Pray for Paris" dress I was wearing at a Remember Paris party. The dress is available free at the Roots & Wings store. [Boots not included]


I know that my wearing a dress in SL won't make a difference to the people of Paris, but the reminder is important for me.
Many thanks to my friends who reached out to me this week, wept with me, held me and reminded me that there is more good than evil in the world.

One spirit in the dark,
Like a candle wavers
Many spirits joined as one,
Burn with the power of the blazing sun.
There is strength in community,
The circle empowers you and me.
The circle binds yet sets us free,
As we will, so may it be.

Un esprit dans le noir,
Telle une chandelle, vacille
Plusieurs esprits joints en un seul
Brûlent avec le pouvoir intense du soleil
Il y a de la force dans la communauté,
Le cercle nous valorise, toi et moi
Le cercle nous retient, et malgré cela, il nous libère
Comme nous serons, et qu'il en soit ainsi

Red Cross
Roots & Wings http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New from +Aii+

Another new look from +Aii+ the Kagun Garment

This is my take on Kagun. I had to do some homework to find out more about this manga character. Kagun is androgynous-looking  and is a scientist who can bring the dead back to life. He's also an educator. In battle he uses a sword, which I interpreted as possibly being a laser scalpel.

Aii's outfit is cute, not at all androgynous and very sexy.
It comes with a cape which can be worn or not. The cape comes rigged or unrigged and with a scripted option so that the arms will stay inside the confines of the cape regardless of the AO or pose you choose. Braided ribbons, pearls and flexy pieces give this outfit movement and add interest.

The system stockings are included, as are appliers for TMP bodies. The toes of the stockings are open so that you can use them with your clawed feet.
I decided to be guided by the description of Kagun I'd found online and added black boots.

After a good session in the lab, every scientist knows that the research must be recorded and reported or it never happened. It's chilly in my library, so the cape was a welcome addition.

 Outfit by +Aii+ Kagun Garment, cloak, stockings and all accessories included
 Hair Argrace Minato
 Shoes 7 Exits Affinity Boots

+Aii+ the Ugly & Beautiful http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Devils%20Tail/128/68/32
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Thursday, November 5, 2015

From +Aii+ at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival

The latest round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival opens November 7. This round's theme is "Silver, Gold ~ Angels and the dark side of the Moon"
  +Aii+ has some wonderful masks and jewelry in the machines.

Based on the Tsukiyomi myth*, these are truly magical. The beads float around the head as though they are in orbit. The masks are resizable. All pieces will be available in both gold and silver with a variety of stone and mask colors.
Jewelry ~ +Aii+ Silver/Black Tsukiyomi crown and Black/silver Tsukiyomi Magical Beads
Hair ~ Magika Take
Outfit ~ DeMonique Designs Coven Robe
Skin ~ *Step inSide* Fae Skin russet

Male model ~ All accessories from +Aii+
Black/silver Tsukiyomi Magical Beads
Silver/Black Tsukiyomi Mask
Aharu Hair
Man's tattered kimono

* Tsukiyomi is a moon god in Shinto and Japanese mythology. According to Japanese folklore, Tsukiyomi was created by Izanagi, who made the moon god using his own right eye.


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Roots & Wings for November

There are some really pretty new dresses at Roots & Wings this week.
Designer, Eliza Cabassoun,  used some of her gorgeous photos to texture the dresses and coordinated Slink Mid heels (sold separately). The dresses are mesh in the standard 5 sizes.



Shown here, Winter Sunshine  and Miss New Orleans dresses and coordinated shoes. These and five other styles are featured at the Roots & Wings store. The new dresses are in the MM and Lucky boards.

Autumn Hibiscus Dress, a red print, is the Roots & Wings Group Gift and the Autumn Hibiscus Slink Heels are the Roots & Wings VIP Group Gift.
The regular group is L$25 to join and the VIP group is L$200.
Hair ~ LeLutka Marie Nutcracker

Pictures taken @ Calas Galadhon Park Sims, one of the finest recreational and scenic destinations in SL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calas%20Galadhon/142/230/22
and @ Bourbon Street In New Orleans City
Roots & Wings new store http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/86/220/2501

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Beginning in November

The Forgotten Game
A new round of Fair Play has begun. The designers are turning to thoughts of cold weather. Longer dresses and a few fur cloaks have joined the usual offerings of fantasy clothing and armor.

Designer Showcase

There's a new round of Designer showcase as well... found this cute sweater dress and boots that seemed to be made for each other. I don't wear "mundane" clothes often. Most of the things in my inventory would be considered costumes by the mainstream SL community, so when I do buy something, you know I'm really impressed by the style, textures and workmanship.

Firestorm Spooky Nights Hunt
If you use the Firestorm viewer and you're looking for a really easy hunt, check out this one. It just started on Halloween and goes through November 30. It was organized by Spooky Klaar, who does some of the best grid-wide hunts in SL, and 150 designers have contributed to the prizes. All prizes are hidden on the Firestorm sims, so you don't have to go too far to find them. http://www.firestormviewer.org/hunt-hints/

Dress ~ Hudson's Harvest Gypsy Peasant
Dress ~ !Finale Couture Maxine Knit Dress
Boots ~ Lindy Karla Tawny

Hair ~ Analog Dog Sassafras
Skin ~ Plastik Astrali Skin Summer Heat

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Roots & Wings Bat Dresses

Just in time for Halloween, Roots & Wings offers some cute bat gowns ~
Available in a variety of colors with matching wings. I'm wearing "Devilish" and you can see three more examples on the vendor behind me in the photo. These gowns have a nice glowy spider web texture and soft colors. The slit skirt gives the gown a nice sexy touch. The wings are separate and the colors are subtle enough so the gowns can be worn any time.
The Bat gowns and a number of other cute Halloween styles are available for 35% off in the Roots & Wings Haunted Village till November 1.  If the landmark doesn't take you directly to the Haunted Village, just look for the sign in the main store and click it.
Hair D!va Lili Onyx
Stockings & shoes Acios Queen of Voodoo cobweb stockings & thorn garters

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Halloween Happenings week of the 23rd

Halloween night approaches and the ghosts, goblins and creative spirits are partying in Second Life. The other Halloween events I've listed this month continue till the big day, so check my earlier posts for even more places to check out.

1. Cupcake Island Halloween Village

Offering shopping, live music, carnival games and other craziness, this is every grown-up kid's idea of fun. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holiday%20Village/189/135/22

2. Heart of Darkness

Part of the SL most Haunted Hunt, this sim is very well done. It is a commercial sim and has clothing and other Halloween themed items for sale, but it also offers a great variety of locations and poses for pictures.

3. Fantasy Collective

The artists and artisans of the Fantasy collective have assembled a frightening number of creepy things for your costuming and partying pleasure.

Join the group so that you can go trick or threating through the event. Some of the pumpkins have tricks, but most have wonderful treats for group members.

Hair LeLutka  Marie in Iron Hotcake
Skin +Aii+ Arachnia skin and mesh head with 6 eyes. When I first got this set, I thought it would be a fun novelty thing that I might use once or twice. I've gotten quite fond of wearing it! I really like it!
Claws +Aii+ Sinner hands
Spider legs +Aii+ Spider Queen
Gown Shar's Gowns Spiderweb Dress. Available on MP.

Avatar Skeleton Lady in Gray from Tayren's Fantasy Fashions. Comes with everything including hair and facelights. Available @ the Heart of Darkness sim and also at the Cupcake Village.

Eyes +Aii+ Virus eyes Toxic
Hair LeLutka Vent Hair in Irish Red
Outfit Livid Coven Coat Saturday and Fedora. This is a gacha goodie. I got mine @ the Epic Gacha yard.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Mid October and Second Life is preparing for Halloween

I spent the weekend doing all sorts of interesting activities that had a slightly dark edge...

FC Dark Magic Dance

Faery Crossing does all kinds of good work with new SL residents. There are regular dances on Mondays @ 12 and Fridays @4 slt. The picture is of a special dance venue for one held Saturday. FC has a wonderful haunted castle which is part of the 2015 SL's Top Haunted Places Tour & Hunt http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Faerie%20Mere/138/33/21

Pastel Goth Event
This one was a struggle for me. Somehow, in my mind, "Pastel" and "Goth" just don't occur in the same universe, but I gave it a try.

There were some interesting things to see there. Not the least of which were the little blond, pink-cheeked "Goths" in their pastel cutie dresses. For me, putting pastel paint on a skull doesn't make it Gothic... or desirable.
The best part of my visit was wearing my Monster Heels from +Aii+. I've been wearing them all weekend to all kinds of activities and even to a formal ball and I love their cheery little teeth! I'm also wearing the Just Jeans from Purple Moon and a sweater from Ema's I found on MP. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Barbada/156/202/37

2nd Burn SL's tribute to Burning Man

If you like performance art, check it out. Or do what we did and just go over and say "hi" and get to know the residents of this temporary city in the desert.

Fallen Gods Anniversary Fallen Gods is an institution among fantasy lovers in Second Life. Alia Baroque, the "skin carver", makes wonderful fantasy skins of all kinds and colors and has a network of other creators who make clothing and accessories to compliment them.

From now till October 24, Fallen Gods is celebrating it's 8th year . There will be special activities, free goodies and a contest to select the best Male and Female wearing the FG skins. [My entry is above. If you're already a member of the FG group, I'd appreciate a vote! See Oct 9 blog for info on the skin and accessories in the picture] The group is free to join and is well worth it because there is always something happening at the sim and some wonderful, if somewhat unusual, people in the group.


Sunday, October 11, 2015

Moon Dresses from Roots & Wings

Some lovely new gowns from Roots & Wings. They come in a variety of muted colors and have a very nice overskirt of semi-transparent fabric which gives an almost magical effect.
They come with a cute matching headpiece (not shown)


I love the simplicity of this gown. It makes a statement without being overdone.  I chose the black and silver because I was trying for the essence of moonlight. Rich purple or red and gold might suit you better.

There's a special promotional price on all colors of the gown till October 19. If you're looking for something to wear to a Halloween event without doing the traditional witch or vampire, these gowns fill the bill nicely and I know for a fact that this one works well with a pointed hat and short cape.


Gown ~ Roots & Wings Lynx http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/78/42/1311
Hair ~ Emo-tions Hair *Last Night* Snow 
Jewelry ~ May's Soul Moon necklace and cuffs in silver
Skin ~ Plastik Astrali Skin Moon Elf
Eyes ~ +Aii+ Soul Collector's Eyes Haze

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Friday, October 9, 2015

October forecast: Freaky and fun!

The Nightmare Event continues...
Just a few shots of some of the spots in the walkthrough (hunt)

The creepiest part for me was this hallway with dozens of identical doors, which is one of my personal phobias.

Spinning Twilight Zone tunnels: Nothing to fear here... except dizziness, claustrophobia and a whopping headache.

Hair ~ +Aii+ Monster Girl Hair
Jacket ~ Yasum Brooks Tuxy
Skin ~ Fallen Gods Lady of the Shadows Coal
Eyes ~ +Aii+ Virus eyes Blood
Ears ~ Ilweran: Elven/Elf/Faun ear Bone

See my blog of October 2 for more information about the Nightmare Event.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Roots & Wings Group gifts and a weekend offer

Two new group gifts for the Roots & Wings Clothing Group and the VIP Group!  These blouses and skirts are perfect for the autumn season. The other version is in a soft pink and blue.

 The VIP group is only L$200 to join until Monday (10/05/15) and then it will go back up to L$250.
If you're a VIP member, you can purchase all clothing at a 25% discount!

Dress ~ Roots & Wings Autumn Winds VIP clothing group gift for October
Hair ~ Emo-tions *Alari*
Jewelry ~ Hudson's Vintage Amber
Skin ~ Plastik Astrali Skin Wood Elf
Photo ~ http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Key%20West%20Island/67/66/24