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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 🙂

 

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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 🙂

 

 

 

Blogger Challenge

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Okies! This quick post is for Meri’s “Less than 100l$ challenge

Meri came up with 3 super outfits, all for less than L$100. They are outfits she really likes and would wear again. I decided to alter the challenge a bit as there’s much less around for chaps that is actually fashionable. My amended challenge was to find hair, stylish outfit and furniture for less than L$500 using FLF, Marketplace resellers, Group Gifts and well priced products.

I had a lot of fun with this… and came up with the above scene! The H&G was easy to do, not so much for Gabriel as he’s an awkward cuss and won’t wear just anything.  It appears he’s also obsessed with rabbits at the moment, so you’ll have to forgive him 🙂  Anyways, here’s the décor used:-

dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 4 – Fifty Linden Friday prize, some time back now but I remember being astonished that you’d get that wonderful twisted branch tree in fabulous pot for only L$50.

dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – nowt! – LI 1
Sorry I don’t know if it’s anything to join the group as SL® is playing up… again

dust bunny . kawaii lunch gacha . bear dango – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$55

Concept} 03. Bremen Sofa. Sky. PG – LI 13 – Transfer & Modify I love Concept} furniture but spend way too much on their gacha machines. This sofa contains 8 sits and 9 couples animations. One downside of this product was that I needed the Animare pose adjuster to adjust Gabriel’s arm as it was in his trousers and therefore too much for the rabbit! Fortunately this is MP resellers for L$95

Your Dreams – Bunnies in the rain gacha – Bunny Four – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify – MP resellers for L$95

So far, we have spent… L$295

Now, as for the apparel:-

1. The hair was the most difficult and I have to say that although this is a very passable and well priced hair, I don’t think Gabriel would wear it again. He was also not in favour of wearing the boots with this outfit because the trousers were showing through a bit. Blimey – you just can’t please him!

Item: MN Anime white male hair & shape & eyebrows for Altamura “MAX” Gift1
Store: MiNat (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/177242)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$35

Note that although it says Altamura, it would fit any male MESH head including Gabriel’s CATWA one.

OK, once we got over the hair, the rest was easy:-

Item: 9..::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Green
Store: NEVER THE SAME (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/179965)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$50

Item: 16. RIOT / REBEL Tank – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$40

Item: 22. RIOT / REBEL Leather Belts – Mustard – Jake
Store: Grey’s Gacha Emporium (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/188024)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$25

Item: 3.::GB:: Tow Leather necklace+ //  Silver
Store: *Gorean Gacha* (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/197002)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$30

Item: 6..::GB:: Combat boots / forest
Store: ☆♫E&H☆♫-♕DESTINY STORE♕ (http://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/156856)
Quantity: 1
Price: L$99

I make that little lot only… L$279

I’ve left in the MP Reseller’s stores in case you want to go and check them out.  Once I find a great reseller, I make a note and go visit their store every now and then.

Altogether I spent… L$574 so I’m L$74 over the challenge.  I’d have to cut back on Gabriel’s necklace to manage – it ain’t easy!!

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Later on, we changed up the boots and hair, and yes he would wear this outfit again!


1. TRUTH Halona hair – Blonde – really expensive and really fabulous as this has a non rigged version you can alter to fit a male head, plus a styling HUD in addition to the texture HUD so all in all, it’s a great deal for a super fussy person 🙂

2. GB Flap sneakers for Belleza – these are also a gacha BUT you have to take into account the many Plays on said gacha to get those sneakers – again not cheap – so the MP resellers win out again.

Now someone else have a go!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The game is afoot!

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After a trying night spent wandering around the London Docks which had been on more than one occasion compared to an intractable cesspool of questionable humanity, Holmes and Watson collapsed on the sofa. The basset hound was particularly interested in the pungent smell of herrings emanating from the good doctor’s suit and sundry other scents that would only engage the attention of dogs, so he snuggled up as best he could without fainting. The soft light of a foggy morning applicable to all capital cities of the time, made puddles on the carpet or that could have been Watson’s boots, of course.

Holmes was reaching for his opium supplies when Watson suggested that a foot rub would be much better. According to a recent letter in The Lancet, the termini of many of the lower back nerve plexuses ended in the feet and could be treated efficaciously by massage. The odour of herrings masked any other lingering impressions of the great unwashed and Watson went to work enthusiastically until the dog decided that enough was enough and went to repose in his basket in the kitchen.

After a while, even Holmes had to admit that the game was afoot. At least Watson’s ministrations would reduce his monthly opium outlay if nothing else. His breathing was laboured, though, and when Mrs Hudson came in to open the windows as a certain acrid pong had mysteriously pervaded the lower flats of the building, nobody complained.

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Sorry – couldn’t resist! The sofa contains, among other couples poses, one entitled Foot Rub.

Now, before you’re all forced to join the dog in his kitchen sanctuary, here’s the spectacular Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the “Secluded House” gacha, currently at The Arcade Event
**This set will be retired in October 2017, so it’ll only be resellers after that date**
22769 – Victorian Rug – LI 2
22769 – Portrait from the other side – modified! – LI 1
22769 – Salon Couch – LI 6 – unisex single poses, 3 couples animations – we were using the foot rub one
22769 – Victorian Desk Chair – LI 3
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – Writing Feather – LI 2
22769 – Gaslight – LI 1
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – The Secluded House – RARE – LI 137
22769- Master Bookshelf – LI 4
22769 – Slim Bookshelf – LI 2
22769 – Skull Pedestal – LI 2
22769 – Pipe and Ashtray – LI 1
22769 – Salon Coffee Table – LI 2

221b Baker Street gacha (originally for The Gacha Guardians)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Book Stack – Gift – LI 2
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Bat and Bugs Taxidermie – LI 1

Cigar Lounge Decoration Set (mainstore)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pipe Rack – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Cognac Bottle – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Wine Glass – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Violin – from Decadence is Bliss set (mainstore)
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Gabriel – ::GB::Silk hat Black – a massive LI 67 when used as a prop but you are supposed to wear it, really!
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski – Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – LI 1

[ zerkalo ] Bjorn Wall Sconce – from Bjorn gacha at We ❤ Roleplay Event
[ zerkalo ] Antique Memories gacha – Leather Journal – at The Imaginarium Event
[ zerkalo ] Triple Candle Holder (mainstore)

Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black]
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade (March 17th) Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – modified!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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arabia

“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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arabia-close-up

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

bauwerk logo

7ds-logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂