Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New line from Roots & Wings

Something a little different from Roots & Wings
The shop is moving and the new store has three levels of fashion with a spacious photo gallery on the ground floor. There's an in-store pumpkin hunt with nice prizes going on now.

Palermo is the first in the new line, which includes Amalfi and more to come. It's a cute sheath dress with a sexy slit up the side. Available in the new store. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Castelo/82/234/2501
I went looking for an Italian atmosphere for the photo and took these shots on the waterfront at Venice on the Prada sim- http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Yumix%20Prada/109/59/23
I tried going to New Palermo for my pictures, but ended up TPing inside a warehouse and getting cornered by a guy who thought he was Sam Spade. It was an interesting adventure but not very photogenic.
Hair ~ Truth Lori Carrot
Bracelet ~ Earthstones Shades of Amber Bracelet
Necklace ~ !Elemental Silver and Amber
Shoes ~ Lindy Meshell Heels Wheat

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Nightmares continue: Arachnophobia?

I like spiders. Generally speaking, spiders and I get along really well. The exception was a brown recluse spider who decided I was encroaching on her territory. She bit me and I ended up going to the emergency room, not once but twice because of complications from the bite.

Thanks to +Aii+, I can pay homage to that very protective arachnid. Here is my interpretation of a brown recluse spider. They aren't quite as poisonous as a black widow, but enough for me!

Head, skin & eyes ~ +Aii+ Arachnia Rot with Gold eyes @ the Nightmare Event beginning October 1
Hair ~ Damselfly Collins
Dress ~ Uni Bronte Brown
Jewelry ~ Luas Elvira Golden

Pictures taken at the Caverns of Zyn http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aigle/72/15/1525
Flickr https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nightmare Event coming October 1

I received a lovely preview of +Aii's offerings for the Nightmare Event.

Ordinarily, one would think a veined eye growing from the center of the  chest would be rather unpleasant, but in this case, I thought it was so well done it was truly mythic. It reminded me of the oracle from The Orphan's Tales by Catherynne M. Valente, who had an eye in her solar plexus which allowed her to view all things. I tried in my pictures to convey the torment such knowledge would cause the bearer.
Dreamweaver's Eye and Tattered Wrappings from +Aii+, available @ the Nightmare Event
Dress ~ the muses Banshee
Hair ~ Analog Dog Sassafrass
Skin ~ LAQ Jennie2
Picture taken in Methatheria, a lovely sim to visit with nice historic and fantasy buildings for sale http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Metatheria/172/60/49 

Flickr https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/3i14q7

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Twisted!!! Sept 19 - Oct 19

Say "Twisted" to a group of SL hunters and you get one of two reactions- either they'll get a mad gleam in the eye and a strange evil grin, or they'll run away screaming. Twisted has been known to cause eye strain, insomnia and even ... insanity!

Hunters either love or hate Twisted and most times it's a bit of both. For the uninitiated, the Twisted Hunt takes place twice a year and is one of the longest lived SL hunts, having been around since 2010 or earlier. There is even a museum of past Twisted hunts if you should choose to learn more about it: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Secrets%20of%20Gaia/59/108/23

The hunt item is a spinning cube. This round's cubes are black and white. Participants are allowed to use decoys, fill their sims with twisty cubes and in general make it impossible to use tools like area search, wire wrapping and other cheats to find the item. Twisted prides itself on being the toughest hunt in SL. There are no hints, cubes are frequently moved and if you are so foolish as to ask for help in the chat group, you will be ridiculed! I love it!
Here I am @ Roots & Wings wearing Crimson Haunt, the Twisted hunt gift. There are lots of other nice twisted things in the store like the Icy Lament Gown, featuring the Twisted logo in the top picture, and the Twisted Blood Dress below. There are new goodies in the MM boards as well as in the lucky board and special prices on new items till 9/21/15. Stop in and check them out! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Royal%20Island/78/42/1311

Hair ~ Emo-tions
Skin ~ Style by Kira Giada
Hair ~ D!va Maya
Skin ~ Style by Kira Giada
Hair ~ Truth Elsa
Shoes ~ Lindy Nola BlackPat with Bobby Socks gift from Totally
Wrong Hunt 
Skin ~ LAQ Jennie2
Find more about the Twisted Hunt here: http://twistedhunt.com/index.php

Friday, September 18, 2015

Something new: Roots & Wings

Can I tempt you? Nothing says autumn like a nice crisp apple. This apple green combo looks good enough to eat!

"Apple Daisy" will be the Roots & Wings Clothing hunt item for the Fall Tears Hunt. The jacket has a nice fleece texture and the pants have daisies in a matching apple green. The man's hunt item is a comfy-looking Rusted Autumn flannel shirt.

Visit the store here:

Hair- Faith's Family Kira
Earrings- JaPoKo Green Apple available on MP
Flickr- https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/1ZZu60

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Secret Affair September 15-20

You arrive to find yourself in front of a long stone stairway. Snow is falling and the mist makes it difficult to see where you're going. Suddenly you come thorough a pass and behold... SALES! Some of your favorite designers from We <3 Roleplay, the Season's Story and the Fantasy Collective are participating. There are a few gachas but most of the items are for direct sale.

Some of you who visited my build for Fantasy Gay Pride have probably come to the conclusion that I'm rather fond of traditional Scandinavian stories and the Viking way of life. You would be correct in that assessment!
It's probably a good thing that the Secret Affair event didn't open prior to FGP 2015, or I would have had to buy everything on the sim! Though the theme is listed as "The Raven", I saw much more Viking and Gorean than Gothic. (I particularly liked the tiny cradle that looks like a long ship with a mobile of runes above it from AF. It had me going all misty eyed and missing my babies.)

As it is, I was content to purchase this very nice and "as authentic as possible to render in mesh" dress from Aisling. It comes in several colors with a dark and a light undergown for each color. The turtle brooches and necklace show the usual Aisling attention to detail.

I love it! I can dump all those other Viking gowns I've accumulated over the years in SL! This one is much like the one I wore for years in the SCA and has the advantage of not looking like I'm wearing a tent, which has always been an issue with the flexi gowns.

Dress ~ Aisling Astrid in brown includes the attached jewelry
Hair ~  Calico Creation Dina
Skin ~ Apple May Brielle

Pictures taken at the Secret Affair site

Fantasy Gay Pride Final Day

With the sounds of applause, laughter and sitar music in our ears, we bid a fond farewell to Fantasy Gay Pride 2015. We started planning and building this back in April. It's really hard to believe that after nine days of wonderful activities, it's all gone!

Our final day saw a performance of "The Fantasy Show" by the cast of the Oval Theater.

Our final event was a "Belly and Bollywood" dance held in the glowing white marble Indian temple. The evening concluded with fireworks.

Thank you to those who helped plan, build, entertain, and who attended our event. We're looking forward to doing it even bigger and better next year!
See the Flickr album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskfSg9XV

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride Day Nine

What a fantastic day! We were in Valhalla today and partied like gods and heroes!
DJ Astoria Luminos did a wonderful Northern/Celtic/Earth power set that had everyone feeling energetic and heroic.
Savannah Coronet and the Hell on Heels Dancers did a powerful show which was so well attended that we moved out of the hall into the snow outside to allow everybody to see the performance

Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs had us all dancing, laughing and craving waffles as they presented their unique brand of musical excellence and craziness.

Sept 13 is the LAST day for Fantasy Gay Pride 2015.

1 p.m. SLT will see a special presentation by the Oval Theater players. There will be extravagant production numbers and some amazing sets, so come early to get a good seat in the Aztec temple in the Brazilian Jungle area of the sim. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bellflower%20Island/65/76/36

The cumulating event of the festival will be a Belly & Bollywood dance in the India part of the sim. DJ Lysana FireBride will be spinning the tunes and the costume contest is "Best in Exotic" http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bellflower%20Island/50/219/22

The sim closes today (09/13/15) and will be gone tomorrow, so be sure and visit early! The sim-wide Hunt continues till we move the mountains, so see you there!

See my Flickr album of FGP 2015 here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/130514533@N04/DiG87X

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride Day Seven

Key Drammond put on a great show for us in the Greek Island part of the venue. He performed some of the Neil Young pieces for which he is famous in SL as well as a variety of other tunes. Everybody who attended had a wonderful time!
Friday from 6-8 we'll be having a theme dance and costume contest: Best in Oriental.  Lysana FireBride will be spinning the tunes for listeners in both Fantasy Gay Pride and at Farhaven. Japan http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bellflower%20Island/153/134/768

Saturday will be a day full of music ~ 2-4 stl Astoria Luminos will be playing Viking and Celtic themed music for the dance and costume contest in the Valhalla Great Hall. Come dressed in Best of Viking or your best raiding tee shirt.
Valhalla http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bellflower%20Island/124/140/502

The amazing Savannah Coronet and the Hell on Heels gals will be performing in Valhalla from 5-6 slt.

Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs will complete the day's musical activities with their very unique show in Valhalla from 6-7 slt.
Fantasy Gay Pride 2015 will continue through Sunday September 13. Come visit the sim, do the hunts, ride the train and have a wonderful time!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride Day Five

We had a very nice poetry session inside the Egyptian pyramid. FGP's poet laureate, Wolfgang Glinka, read several of his original works written for Fantasy Gay Pride over the years and just about everyone in the group read something they had found meaningful or inspirational.

Costumes weren't required but added to the fun
No special events scheduled for Sept 9, but on the 10th, Key Drammond will be sharing his wonderful voice with us @ 7 slt.
In the meantime, enjoy both hunts.
There are tons of great prizes throughout the Fantasy Gay Pride sim!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride Day Four

No events scheduled for today, so many of us spent the day doing the sim-wide hunt.
While hunting in Egypt, I discovered there is an additional hunt going on there. My friend Q, who built the Egyptian section of the festival, hadn't even told us he had done a special hunt in his area! 
We quickly spread the word because the prizes are wonderful!


September 8 @ 2 pm slt will feature a poetry session with Wolfgang Glinka in the Egyptian area. Come listen to others read their poetry or read some of your own. This session will be in Voice.
I just couldn't go digging around a pyramid in my usual elven clothing, so I was tickled to receive a notice from LaVain announcing a cute outfit at the Swank event. I popped over there, got the outfit, changed my clothes and was ready to go exploring!

Hat - Janas pith helmet available on MP
Hair - LeLutka & Celoe Vent Hair
Outfit - LaVain Essentials the Last Goodbye mesh outfit comes with a hud to change the colors of the jacket, blouse and trousers. Available @ the Swank event http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Manatoba/192/9/24
Boots - Lindy Laina Black

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride Day Three

Day Three saw us rocking out to lots of music.

Max Kleene turned in a powerful performance from the lighthouse stage in the Canadian section of the sim. Many native Canadians were in the audience to cheer him on!

(thanks to Vander Galaeth for the wonderful pictures)
DJ Starhawk Starostin provided just the right balance of country and rock 'n roll for the Best in Western dance held in the Kokopelli section of the sim. There was some line dancing and lots of boot stompin' through the evening. We decided we're glad some mamas let their babies grow up to be cowboys!

The hunt continues through the week. The prizes are amazing! Find clues and landmarks in the blue Fantasy Gay Pride Posters throughout the sim.

Next event will be Wolfie's Poetry Surf on Tuesday Sept 8 @ 2 in the Egyptian tomb. Come listen to the poetry or even read some of your own. This event will be in voice.

Fantasy Gay Pride 2015 Day Two

Day Two and silliness prevails. We had a very bawdy stage show by Whinge and Plukket and a Cross-dress fashion show, followed by a wild dance. It was a lot of fun! Everyone looked beautiful - especially the guys!

Sept 6 we'll visit Canada and the US southwest for musical magic.
Max Kleene will sing and we'll have a DJ dance with Starhawk Starostin and a costume contest for "Best in Western Wear"
Fantasy Gay Pride continues till September 13.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fantasy Gay Pride 2015 Day One

Fantasy Gay Pride 2015 opened with a great celebration. Activities continue through September 13

The Olympic Temple seemed the perfect backdrop for a momentous occasion. Poetry reading by Wolfgang Glinka of an original piece written specifically for the festival.

MrMultiWriter ...

and Lisa Brune provided the musical entertainment for the first two hours of the festival. They both did a wonderful job and the audience had a great time dancing and socializing before going to explore the rest of the sim.

The evening concluded with a dance inside the Egyptian pyramid. There was a costume contest, of course and everybody looked marvelous! (Even the mummy who had been waiting for 3000 years for a party!)

Saturday September 5 will see a musical comedy performance by Whinge and Plukket, a Cross-Dress Fashion Show and a Dance with a costume contest for Best in Cross-dressing. The fun starts @ 2 pm slt in the Aztec Pyramid.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

FANTASY GAY PRIDE 2015 September 4-13

There is one event in Second life that is very near and dear to my heart. I've been attending Fantasy Gay Pride for six years and have been the Events Coordinator for it for the last two. Our goal has always been to build understanding and acceptance of all kinds of relationships, so whether you're Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or Straight, this event is for you!

FGP 2015: Tales of the Gods
Our schedule includes live music performances, DJ dances, poetry readings, drama, comedy, a sim-wide hunt and lots of beautiful scenery and amazing SL magic for everyone to enjoy. This is not a shopping event.
Though you can certainly donate to our cause, the goodies on the sim are free. There are LOTs of gifts in addition to the items in the hunt.

Friday Sept 4 events (all times are SLT):
1 p.m. Site opens- Welcome from Greville Oh and Poetry with Wolfgang Glinka [Olympus]
2 p.m. Live music and a dance with MrMultiWriter [Olympus]
3 p.m. Live music and a dance with Lisa Brune [Olympus]
6-8 p.m. DJ dance with Starhawk Starosten. Costume contest for Best in Egyptian. [Egypt]

 I also had the honor of building Valhalla and several of the other worlds from Viking Mythology. Here are a few pics of my area and the link to my flickr page where you can see lots more pics of the whole sim.

Visit my Flickr pages here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskfSg9XV