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In the Forests of the Night

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“Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?”- English Poet and Visionary, Will Blake

More from SLS Crates, a new themed subscription box that will be retired after 3 months.  Pick it up on Marketplace or at the SL Syndicate HG!

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Here’s full details of the products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- ContraptioN, Ex Machina, Little Branch, 22769
Others:- **KKPP**, Psychotic Neko,
Events:- SLS Crates

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

SLS Crates

1. [ContraptioN] – Power Jammer Spine *???* spine – texture and poses HUD

2. THX Botanical Pod by Ex Machina – LI 14 – Copy & Modify

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Little Branch –  Outside, the trees are LB_Bitter Nut Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons

22769 – Starship Skybox – LI 58 – fabulous roleplay build! Landmark will take you to the shops and skyboxes section – see more in this post

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**KKPP** Wolverine gloves and arm warmers for male – HUD for texture and claw length – Marketplace Store

Psychotic Neko
Fluffy Neko Ears – wore large size – Marketplace Store

Catseye  – Tattoo “Tiger Print” + Omega Appliers – if using Belleza Jake 2.0, use the tint appliers first and then go to the Belleza HUD, layers section, and alter the colour from there

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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Blogger Challenge 3 – When good Birthdays go bad

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Never one to pass up a blogger challenge (especially amongst us lot) I’m having a go at the one set for June 2019 by Wynneth of ShopSL – here.  It’s entitled When good Birthdays go bad, and Wynn told us about her 18th birthday in a salutary tale which I really enjoyed although I bet she didn’t the next morning 🙂  If you’d like to take up this challenge read Wynn’s post, contact her to receive your balloon and away you go.

So this is another salutary tale about my own youth:-

 

Back in the year… ahem! (the 1800s, I know) I was very fond of my Vespa scooter and bombing around on it. I was going to University via an overseas scholarship and it was damn hard work, so I liked to take time out to relax whenever possible. Not that I could afford to do much but my grandma who lived near to the Uni let me lodge with her and keep the scooter in her shed. It was OK as long as it was out of sight, a bit like yours truly! I have NEVER been any good with alcohol despite my dad being a ill tempered whiskey loving Scots bloke, who who could down half a bottle of the finest malt, no trouble at all.

Well, one evening I met friends at a pub to celebrate a birthday and without really thinking about it (as you don’t at that age) took along the scooter. We had a great time and the pub owner had even ordered a birthday cake would you believe, free and gratis because she sometimes took pity on us students.

When chucking out time came around, everyone started to make their way home. It was unseasonably cold outside. I was left wondering if I could get away with driving home on my scooter which was parked in the road by the pub, probably not, but I was off my head on cheap cider and reckoned it would be fine. I went to get on the bike and didn’t make it. I slid none too gracefully into the gutter and could barely move. I was looking up at a very clear starry night and it was freezing. Everything was going numb and as I closed my eyes, I heard a couple of folks walk past.

It just happened to be one of my tutors and his wife out for a late evening constitutional dragging their hapless dog along with them, I could hear the dog puffing away. The wife muttered something about the young people of today and my tutor diplomatically cleared his throat and they both walked on. Fortunately one of my friends came back to see where I’d got to, chained the scooter up and dragged me to my feet. I think it took almost an hour (normally a 20 minute walk) to get back to his rooms at Uni – or so he said – he was a trainee medical man and famous for misbehaviour. Apparently I was admiring the gardens all the way up the street and he couldn’t get me to move very fast. He said he’d learned more about the sex lives of trees and plants than was suitable for a man studying human anatomy.

I retrieved the scooter in the early morning before anybody noticed. My bloody tutor made fatuous comments from then on about always donning a hat, scarf and gloves during cold weather, especially when out drinking. Nuff said!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products and Apparel I used in the scene:-

BackBone Naughty Party Balloons – Let’s Fuck – LI 1 – this was my gift from Wynn!

Maya’s Architecture – pieces from the Twin Peaks Pub/Bar collection – LI 53

TLC Home Collection – Crow – Sound on/off on touch – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter – drivable if you like SL Vehicles! – LI 8

ArtiZan Postmaster (200) 1.2 (Postbox) – LI 5

Anna Erotica – Classic Street lamp II – LI 1
Anna Erotica – Cobblestone_Straight – LI 1

Animation by sake Jun – only L$10 on MP

Nero – Gabriele Sweater – Belleza Jake – Khaki

A&D Clothing – Pants -Andreas- JAKE

{kokoia} Jammer :: Male Sneakers :: for Belleza – texture change HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

An extra slice

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Gabriel invites Harriet to dinner, only she’s cooking it!  Read Isabelle’s blog and watch her YouTube vid which is from Harriet’s POV and here’s Gabriel’s :-

“Yeah, well, Gabriel here and I’m writing up mah diary which is getting kinda X-rated nowadays so I won’t tell you about THAT otherwise I’ll have to go to confession AGAIN.  Anyways, I’d invited Harriet to dinner and the time just got away from me with a crapton of things needing to be done, so when she arrived I was just laying the table for dinner and about to start on the veg. Mistakes had been made!

But fortunately I was OK and still in her good books and she got on with cooking a traditional family recipe called Lamb Cutlets Vichyssoise. When we sat down to eat it tasted just like something Mama would make!  I’m deffo onto a good thing with Harriet in many many ways. Later on I washed up and dried the dishes to prove that yes, men DO know what a kitchen sink is and how to work it, they just don’t admit to it very often. I thought using the floor mop might be overdoing things, though, so that stayed in the cupboard.

 

 

Having plied Harriet with a glass of the rare vintage (apparently it only takes one glass, don’t judge me) I decided that I wanted an extra slice of her delectable booty and as we cuddled she flinched. It had nothing to do with the wine but then I noticed her tattoo. Wowser! This gal really rox and it turned out she’d had it done recently and WITHOUT painkillers. I coulda advised her to take 4 codeine before stepping into the tattoo parlour (maybe she wouldn’t have needed that much but I’m allergic to pain). Not only that but she’d had her lip pierced. I’m a simple man and I woz impressed!  Well now, I can’t tell you any more about what happened next so I’ll leave you with this conundrum (word of the week).  From what Harriet was describing about her tattooist, he sounded familiar! Yikes I wonder if I’m right… Gabriel over and out! ”

 

 

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Gabriel’s Gear

Tattoo is from my all time favourite Juna Artistic Tattoo – this is Iwe and there’s appliers for Adam, Altamura, Belleza, Omega, Signature, Slink and TMP. Also there’s classic avatar layers in the box. Dark, Medium and Light tones.

Then we’ve got the Nero “Valentino Hoodie” in Marine Blue. By Designer Rodney Luv, he’s been doing the Saturday Sale recently and this product was on sale for only L$75 down from L$295, versions for Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni and Geralt, Slink Physique. Keep your eyes peeled for more special offers.

Furniture

The beautiful interactive kitchen from Dench Designs – see this post

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Written by Moz Loordes

02/06/2019 at 1:34 pm

Upgrades

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And I thought they meant upgrades to my computer!

A new subscription Event is here, it’s run by Second Life® Syndicate and it’s called SLS Crates. You’ll be able to purchase subscriptions on Marketplace and at SLS Inworld HQ. Now you’ll have to be quick here as today is the LAST DAY where you can purchase at the pre-order price of L$1000. From June 1st, tomorrow, it’ll be full price at L$1500.

You can expect a mixture of items for your Home and Avatar, appliers have to include Omega versions. All items will be unisex unless stated otherwise. Sometimes clothing may be included but will always include male and female versions. Crates will retire after 3 months.

Each month will be themed – June is called “Upgrades” and it’s a Sci-Fi themed crate. There will always be 6 designers per crate. If bonus designers are added occasionally this won’t alter the cost. June Designers are:- Contraption, Astara, Ex Machina, Hilted, This is Wrong and Violetlilty.

All Designer products will total up to at least L$500 if released separately.

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Here’s full details of the products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Violetility, HILTED, THIS IS WRONG
Others:- Maya’s Architecture, ::GABRIEL::, L’Emporio, [A&Y]
Events:- SLS Crates

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

For SLS Crates

1. Violetility for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition
“Upgrades City Assets” Set
Violetility – Augments Sign [Large] – LI 1
Violetility – Upgrades Sign – LI 2
Violetility – Upgrade Street Lamp 2 – LI 2
Violetility – Cyber Police Tape [Large] – LI 1
Violetility – Discount Sign – LI 2

You’ll be able to adjust glow and light emission to any colour you want. Versions that are denoted as large will have lower LODs to preserve the Land Impact. Standard versions have higher LODs which hold up better over longer render ranges, draw distances and lower graphics settings. It’s very useful here to have the choice.

2. HILTED for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition
Little Beep Boop – Drone Pet V1
You wear this little chap which has a HUD for Sound, glow, and movement. For photography purposes you can simply stop movement and adjust Beep Boop where you want him.

3. THIS IS WRONG for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition

Available in Black, Green, and Pink
For Belleza Jake, Signature, Slink, Maitreya, Belleza and OMEGA

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Apparel:-
GABRIEL
::GB:: Cyber arm cover (Light) (Belleza) Blue – gacha prize
::GB:: Hodie haori (Belleza) Wamon – gacha prize
::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Blue – gacha prize

L’Emporio
::*Nautilus*:: -Belleza Jake V2. -Linked- Left and Right – texture HUD for main leather material, leather straps and metallic rings

[A&Y]
Cyber Gas Mask Inferno (M) – multicolour – HUD for texturing of various parts, Sizing, Sound and Smoke effects

Housing background:-
Maya’s Architecture
System Tenement – Brick – LI 105 – also white version available in pack

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

The Lion in Winter

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Jon Snow avenged the Red Wedding! He is the White Wolf! The King in the North!” – Lord  Wyman Manderly proclaims Jon Snow his new king.

Heads up folks, for a new fantasy one-off, it’s “The Final Winter” Event (by the organisers who brought us “World of Magic”) which is inspired by the series, Game of Thrones, and starts May 30th!

For the history of the Kings and Queens of the North, check out the excellent Game of Thrones Wiki

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Here’s the Home & Garden products and apparel used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, [CIRCA], [ zerkalo ], Little Branch, 22769, TLC Home Collection
Others:- KOPFKINO, Trompe Loeil, Luna Bliss Home & Garden, ::Gabriel::, Heth Haute Couture
Events:- The Final Winter Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Serenity Style, at “The Final Winter” Event (by World of Magic organisers) which is inspired by our fav series, Game of Thrones, starts May 30th
The Lost Kingdom boat (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 36 – the boat includes a smooth animated movement on water via touch. Poses include various character animations for solo ladies and gents, beautiful cuddles menu and sensual adults menu in that version. It’s perfect for role-play situations.

[CIRCA]
:Norvaris: Elven Gateway Arch w/ Trees & Plants 10 – LI 79 – doors open/close

[ zerkalo ]
Modern Loft Gacha – Chest – LI 2

Little Branch
LB_BlackTree{Animated} – LI 4 at this size
LB_Snakeweed{4Seasons}- on winter setting! – LI 3
LB_Hill-v1{winter} – LI 2

22769
Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 2 – set light strength – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

TLC Home Collection
TLC Animated Black Swan – LI 3 – set him to swim in a given radius
TLC Animated Crow – Sound on/off on touch – LI 1

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KOPFKINO
“Leatherized” Chest – LI 2

Trompe Loeil
Afton Barrel Closed – LI 1

Luna Bliss Home & Garden
Pond Water – 10 Texture Changes – LI 1 – beautifully animated from centre to circumference

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Wearing…

Gabriel
::GB::Warrior’s sword (R)(Hand) Silver – gacha prize! – Transfer & Modify

Heth Haute Couture
King of the North ensemble – fits mesh bodies fine as it’s an all in one piece and you simply alpha the body out except for the neck area, also includes fur cape, try Demo first

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

Messing about IN the River

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The continuing story of Harriet and Gabriel, which is a collaboration by Isabelle and Moz 🙂  Here’s Isabelle’s blog post and video which tell the tale from the point of view of Harriet.  And Gabriel’s point of view is written below.

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“Yeah, well, Gabriel here and I’m writing up my diary for the week! My newest pet is called Marina and she’s an Animesh Water Horse. When I take her out she heads straight to anything remotely resembling water. So I was over at Calas Galadhon park sims and saddled up Marina to walk along the trail over to Mirromere. I was intending to take Harriet this way later on you see, so I wanted to get Marina used to the walk. But, blimey, she raced off and we ended up straight in the drink. I don’t know how I’m going to get the daft mare trained. Gabriel, you shoulda taken more note of the name… Water Horse.

Having dried my best jeans on the rad yet again, I was ready to go and see Harriet. When I got there she was baby sitting the cutest lil chap you ever saw, who wouldn’t want one of those, well her friend Thelma did! Plus Harriet was wearing a pink bikini from Equal 10 which she said was supposed to be lingerie, ladies and gentlemen I have to admit whatever it was I needed sunglasses on because it was soooo hot! We sat out on the deck (nice Linden houseboat btw) while I was taking surreptitious looks at Harriet’s boobs. Yes I know, big word for me but I’m learnin’ a new one each week so as not to look stupid, after all Harriet’s an educated lady. Fortunately, we came up with the idea of taking the sprog for a boat ride to lull him to sleep. We piled into the Linden boat looking like the right little family and off we went up the estuary. It was fine for a while and then the boat (I bet it was built by the Water Horse designer) decided to race off by itself and we nearly got to France and if it wasn’t for the sim border acting up we’d probably still be there!

We all jumped ship and TPed back to Thelma’s and put the sprog in his cot where he promply went straight to the Land of Nod. As he turned over in his sleep I read the logo on his top, “I had Boobs for Breakfast”. He’s certainly got the right idea there. I wonder who his Daddy is then because he certainly doesn’t seem to be around.

At last it was time to take the horses out. We landed on the Mirromere trail, saddled up and walked along to the river. It was a balmy evening, the birds were singing and it was fairly warm for May although I could have done with a jacket like Harriet had sensibly brought along. Still it was perfect, y’know, like one of those rare moments in life when it all clicks. Even Marina stayed out of the water for once. Later on, we stopped for a kiss and a cuddle with Harriet musing if we’d ever have a cute lil baby eventually, it was like my dreams had merged into daylight and I’d already written her name on my heart.

I just hope it all continues to go well… ladies and gentlemen we’ll have to wait and see! Gabriel over and out :)”

Keep watching for more episodes!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cyber Fae

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It’s not as if my youthful disco was anything like this one… or was it?  Who’s to say what you’d see, it all depended on which fruits of the forest you’d imbibed on the night!

Just to let you know there’s a brand NEW edition of Syndicate Sunday just started and it will run to May 12th so get your skates on for some excellent bargains, both Home & Garden and Fashion.

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Here’s full details the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Raindale, HILTED, Harvest Moon, The Half Moon Market
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, VENGE, Lucas Lameth
Events:- Syndicate Sunday

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday – from May 5th to May 12th and all items are L$69 each!

1. HILTED for Syndicate Sunday
These are a set of animated mesh panels in the shape of cubes. All 5 colours are included in the pack, each panel is 1 Land Impact and can also be tinted if required.
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Yellow – LI 1 – animated lights
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Blue – LI 1 – animated lights
You get different effects with these panels depending on where you view them from, which I’ve tried to show here… a lot of fun and perfect for clubs, Cyber Fashion and background effects. Other colours available are Pink and Blue, Purple and Blue, Red and Yellow

 

2. Harvest Moon for Syndicate Sunday
.HM. Lunar Awakening Tiara – meant to be worn but I’ve rezzed it here – it is texture change for gemstones, metal and pearls – simply beautiful!
Harvest Moon also have offers for the Aurora Tiara, Galadriel Tiara and Kali Bindi

 

3. The Half Moon Market for Syndicate Sunday
The Half Moon Market – Garden Birdbath – LI 1 – beautifully animated water, this birdbath is such a nice piece for any garden and can be displayed full or empty

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Raindale
Magelight lantern (mirror) – LI 2 – texture change for glass – purple, red, teal and metal – black, gold, silver and glowing light on/off – this is from a stunning set suitable for fantasy scenes or gardens and includes a short lantern to place on the ground

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*HEXtraordinary* – gacha goodies – all Transfer and animated pieces
Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – meant to be worn but he’s only LI 3
Male Betta – Sea – LI 3
Male Betta – Sunrise Blue – LI 3 – the Bettas (Japanese fighting fish) can be set to roam around a given radius which is good if you win their tank as well!
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

Lucas Lameth
“Glimmer of Hope” Lamp, Bronze/Green – LI 3

VENGE
More gacha goodies here – Dragons & Deity gacha – WATER Goddess – LI 5 – Transfer & Modify
Dragons & Deity gacha – Cloud Chill’n – BLUE (Wear Me) – can be rezzed for LI 16 – floats up and down and puffs smoke occasionally – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂