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Dinosaurus!

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I love a good Dinosaur movie, there aren’t many I haven’t seen.  My favourite story in this genre is Jules Verne’s “The Lost World” which is so exciting and well written.  Although penned in 1874, it is still an excellent read and I believe you can get it for nowt on Kindle as a classic.  There were some friendly dinosaurs in the novel, or at least they didn’t attack the hapless humans too often! And I think they were plesiosaurs, the chaps that are still supposed to be there in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland.

All these recollections were brought on by [VM] Vero Modero‘s hunt gift this month, and it’s the “Dino Hoodie”.  The ITBH Hunt is on until March 29th so if you hurry, you’ll manage to get your copy.  The Hint is… surrounded by skulls.. the object is a Blue Butterfly dollabie.  Now the Dino Hoodie has five sizes, XS through to XL and I was wearing the L size. It’s in the men’s department, just follow the floor map at the landing point. It’s not difficult to find 🙂

Here’s what I was wearing: –

**RE** Ewan Necklace – Male

[VM] VERO MODERO – Dino Hoodie Size L (in sizes XS – XL with alpha)

ADAM Mesh Body v.1.4b and ADAM boxer v1.2 underwear
CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Mesh Head
7 Deadly s{K}insOMEGA Head Applier ACE V2 HB Caramel and OMEGA Body Applier – Smooth Caramel and don’t forget that March’s Group Gift is a 400L$ store voucher

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Ragner’s Day Off

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I’m imagining Ragner the Viking on a day off. He’s gone on holiday to the Mediterranean and ransacked… errr rented a nice villa, to relax and keep out of trouble. *Laughs* alright, holidays in the Med were not invented back then but you know darn well that it’s all virtual fantasy, and I wanted to showcase a couple of things today.

Firstly, TLC Home Collection‘s “Humming Birds Bush”.  This is an exclusive at the current round of Cosmopolitan. I absolutely love it – not only do you get the hibiscus bush in its planter but also 3 humming birds that fly around sampling the flowers. This is Copy/Modify so you can unlink the birds… they do still flap their wings but they will stay in one place wherever you put them as the scripts have been destroyed when you unlinked.  Click on the planter and the flowers change colour in various warm colours. The planter is white to begin with, I modified it to go with the patio.

The house is by Nomad, and it’s in the March Deco(c)rate Home & Garden subscription box. You can still get this edition but it’s now twice the price at 3k lindens.  It’s a great house with striking colours and a turret at the back.  Lots of doors that will stay open for various photography shots and then close on touch. This is very useful!

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Secondly, I’m wearing appliers by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. With the group gift this month, you have 400L to go and spend at the store. This is enough to buy one of the many applier sets, I was using “Fier” face applier in Caramel with beard V2 HB. The artistry on this is really nice and unique, the beard and the hairbase join up in a natural manner and it suited the hair I chose so well.  For the body applier, I chose Caramel Smooth this time and Ragner must have borrowed his wife’s shaver as there’s no body hair, he’s just smooth!  I wouldn’t like to say if she’ll be pleased or not. Both these appliers are OMEGA so I can use them with my CATWA Daniel Bento face and ADAM Mesh Body. It does take a while fiddling with everything but if you persevere you can get some wonderful looks.

The bench  is the “Park Bench Rainbow” by Chez Moi Furnitures, and this should be back at the mainstore by now, having been out at an Event. It’s texture change for some very pleasant pastel shades and has PG and Adult versions with lots of lovely animations and interactive stuff, such as Chez Moi is famous for.

Home & Garden items used:-

Humming Birds on Hibiscus – TLC Home Collection at Cosmo (modified by colour)
CC Design – Tropical Composition (modified by colour)
Nomad – Bohemian Delight House – March Deco(c)rate
Park Bench Rainbow CHEZ MOI- instore now

Avatar items used:-

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Fier Face Applier Caramel beard V2 HB OMEGA and 7 Deadly s{K}ins Caramel Body Applier, also OMEGA

CATWA Bento Daniel Mesh Head & OMEGA relay, my own shape

CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD

ADAM Mesh Body & OMEGA relay

Mirror – Ragner Hair unrigged – Brown pack (no hair base) HUDs for hair colour and braiding. At the new round of Men Only Monthly.
SuPerBia – Wings of Redemption soft tattoo
::GABRIEL:: Heavenly Warrior set – pants & sandals gray – gacha – try MP
Viking Necklace – original Mesh – Dedelinux Creations

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Secrets of Arabia

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“I was running at the speed of life
Through morning’s thoughts and fantasies
Then I saw your eyes
at the cross fades
Secret secrets never seen
Secret secrets ever green” ~ David Bowie ~

If you haven’t been to We ❤ Roleplay this month, do go along and check out all the wares. It’s a really good round – especially the Assassins Collection by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk].  I’m using a couple of items from the set – the tent and rug, and a couple more from the decoration pack – hanging rug and fireplace.  I set these out on the building platform and that song by the late, great Bowie came to mind!  I’m not quite sure what the secrets he’s singing about actually are unless it’s something to do with the gay underground there but anyways, fantastic set, fantastic song 🙂

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After a multitude of fiddling sessions, this is my final Bento Daniel shape. What do you think of it, because I’m fiddled out right now!  Be kind! *laughs*

I have Ivar face applier in the Earth tone on and the same for the Adam Mesh body.  Which reminds me, have you heard about the 7 Deadly s{K}ins  Mr & Miss Sinner Contest?  There’s a couple of bowls in each department, drop your application into there. Then you’re in the running to win every skin give to the Skins Bloggers for a year PLUS 1000L gift card PLUS you’ll get access to the new Event skins before they are even released. Wonderful!

“Today we will placing contest entering bowls 1 male 1 female
When the bowl is filled we will draw a possible contest winner from it. We will repeat this till March 10th and all the drawn winners will be asked to enter their names into the 2 final contest bowls at a private location.

The final 2 winners will be drawn from the bowls and announced in the store group.

And they are the new mister and miss sinner for a year.”

 

What’s on Moz:

7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar bento face applier – OMEGA on CATWA Bento Daniel
7 Deadly s{K}ins Ivar body applier – Earth trail – OMEGA on ADAM Mesh Body
CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD
Shape – Moz

No.Match Hair – No.Crime – Browns

Tattoo – SuPerBia – OMEGA Wings of Redemption – daft price 10L on MP
Apparel – all from .::Gabriel::. Heavenly Warrior Gacha
Try Marketplace for Resellers
Home & Garden:

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Assassins Tent in White
each LI 30 – 7,9 x 4,7 x 5,0 meters – Oil lamps inside Flame/Intensity on touch
Assassins Tent Rug – 16 single sit animations up to 2 Avatars – LI 7 – 5,1 x 3,9 x 0,9 meters
Assassins Tent Decoration Pack contains:
Hanging Rug – LI 3
Fireplace – LI 4 – Fire/Intensity on touch

Presently at We ❤ Roleplay to February 28th

Storax Tree – Morocco Sword Displays As – LI 13

Etruscan Pottery Pitcher – La Galleria

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Brave New Year

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~ Brave New Year ~

“The old year slips away into the past
fading through the obscure as the Shadows take it
For it’s unvisited in the vivid, eternal Now.
And all the New ahead, an unopened gift of hopes and expectations
Much patronised by fortune tellers as they gaze through an overcast mirror
mercurial deep and try to map the implausible.

What a journey to be taken, along with fools and friends
The parallel of our hearts set on the narrow way
Our voices whisper comfort or scream cacophony
The scuff of our feet as we are dragged along, willing and unwilling
Onto the intoxicating plains of the Future.

And if we did know the outcome of such happenings, would we take one step?
That first brave step along the flagstones into an unknown garden
The borders filled with nettle and lotus, tended by wasp and honey bee
Apple trees and desert cacti scraping the sky, their progeny choked or sprouted into a thousand possibilites.

Don’t we all wander the wonders to come?”

 

For: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – JURO  – 12 Omega Face Appliers based on CATWA in three skin tones, with and without hairbase, SLINK hands & feet appliers included. Free group join up this month!

CATWA Paul mesh head
CATWA animated mesh eyes n tears

Omega relay for CATWA
ADAM mesh body
**RE** Eagle Necklace Real Evil Industries

{anc} forget. Swallow [rosepink]
uK – Little Bird Chandelier Light (Scripted)
Two Moon Gardens – Overgrown Glory – Autumn 2

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bog Day Afternoon – 7 Deadly s{K}ins

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~*~ With apologies to Al Pacino, who was more into robbing banks in a similarly titled film, than spending inordinate amounts of time reading the newspaper whilst perched on the throne ~*~

There’s nothing like a quiet half hour spent reading the Financial Times and carrying out other more mundane matters –  especially in my new bathroom, furnished courtesy of MudHoney. I got the “Cooper Bathroom set” from the recent 6 Republic (which emptied my pockets no end), and added a few other choice décor items from not so bad “Australia” gacha machine.

What I really wanted to show you was some lovely items from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!  Now the group gift for November is a 400 L$ store voucher. Now what will that buy you?  Well, upstairs I found this gorgeous applier pack for face and body (I used the OMEGA relay) for only 375 L$ (more details follow).  A whole new look for practically nowt!  I’m sure you can do just as well as me. Not only that but… how would you like to win 10K of store credit?  All you have to do is to ‘like’ the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Facebook page before November the 30th.

For your Black Friday fun,  7 Deadly s{K}ins have a promotion on for Skin Addiction members. Everything has an 85% discount plus there’s a box with 20 skins from 2014 and a box with skins from 2015 for only 50 L$ per box. I checked out the section and there are 3 skins for gents with the 85% discount! There’s a direct landmark below, it’s upstairs in the gent’s department.  Don’t belong to Skin Addiction ? Well, you’re not left out. For the store itself, there are also Black Friday Sales from November 25th – November 30th. ALL the CasperVend vendor items have 60% off, there’s free group join-up on 28th/29th/30th November and each day will have secret Flash Sales!

Now I’ve imparted that essential information, here’s more about the skin I chose. The skin is called “Fier” and it’s in the skin tone caramel – a versatile medium  shade. You get 10 OMEGA face variations with and without hairbase, so you can be bearded, clean and have stubble. SLINK appliers are included for hands, feet and body.  TMP and OMEGA body appliers are also included. Here’s a close-up of the face.

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I used the ADAM Mesh Body, CATWA Paul Head, CATWA Mesh Eyes with GDit “I’m Interested” 11 eye textures HUD (will be on sale at Color Me Project from November 25th).

Home & Garden items in the photos:

MudHoney Cooper bathroom set

not so bad . AUSTRALIA art work 1 – gacha

TLC Cormorant standing version (a set of 2)

Visit  7 Deadly s{K}ins Guy’s Department

Visit  7 Deadly s{K}ins Black Friday Promotion

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

My crown is in my Heart

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“My Crown is in my heart, not on my head:
Not deck’d with Diamonds, and Indian stones:
Nor to be seen: my Crown is call’d Content,
A Crown it is, that seldom Kings enjoy.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 3

The item that started this post off is the” Van Horne Crown” by Heth Haute Couture, a wondrous piece featuring gleaming gold and animated rubies that can be easily resized via a HUD. It’s the November free Group Gift and available from any of the HHC stores. It reminded me of a quote from Henry VI, as detailed above. I’m fond of Shakespeare, I think my favourite play of his is, “The Tempest”. It’s supposed to be semi-autobiographical in that Will was a man of great depth and wisdom.

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Heth Haute Couture @ Steine Gardens (Mainstore)

Heth Haute Couture @ BOSL Emporia Mall – Couture Blvd

Heth Haute Couture @ Pure Luxury

 

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Not only is that crown free, but if you play on the 7 Deadly s{k}ins Mini Mania board, you have a chance of winning the “Devan Face Applier Pack” in the drow skin tone. In this set there are 4 OMEGA face appliers, with and without hairbase, plus you get SLINK body and OMEGA body appliers in the same pack – a great prize! Visit daily and click.

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore guys dept and try your luck!

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The décor in the pictures is from the November Deco(c)rate box. It’s by 8f8, one of my all time favourite H&G designers, and it’s called “no place of ours”. A moody set of poses are scattered about the multi level autumnal scene, singles and couples. My drow king seems to be in a more contemplative mood, though!

Deco(c)rate Website

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Credits, otherwise:

7 Deadly s{k}ins – Devan – Drow skin for ADAM body via OMEGA Relay

7 Deadly s{k}ins – Devan – Drow Face Applier for CATWA Paul Head via OMEGA Relay

ADAM mesh body, CATWA Jason Hair, CATWA Head Paul, CATWA animated Mesh Eyes with Dragon Eyes – The Elements HUD by GDit

Heth Haute Couture –  the “Van Horne” crown, November free men’s group gift

22769 ~ [homme] Leather Brocade Coat and Pants in Red Brocade, size M

Decor – 8f8 – “no place of ours” – Deco(c)rate November round

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gentlemen – get clicking at 7 Deadly s{K}ins!

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Have you visited the GUYS department at 7 Deadly s{K}ins lately? The mini mania boards have been recently shuffled and brand new items are ready to play on the boards. Three great designs are there waiting for you to click on them! The targets have been lowered and also there are boards for both guys and girls in both departments so there’s more chance to reach lockdown. Can’t be bad.

I’m showcasing one of the boards today, this is “Judas”. There are two system skins with and without hairbase, 2 OMEGA face appliers, 2 TMP Appliers, plus SLINK hands and feet appliers – all are included in the box. The skin tone is a handsome mid-shade called Caramel.

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I was wearing the CATWA Paul face with CATWA mesh eyes. Using the OMEGA relay, it was a simple matter of a couple of clicks to get there. I wouldn’t suggest you stood out in the snow, though, it’s a bit nippy!

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore guys dept and try your luck

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Cheers, m’dears:)