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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 🙂

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 🙂

 

 

 

Pupper Vigil

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This pupper just won’t sleep! He’s keeping Gabriel up to the early hours of the morning. But was that a yawn we just saw?  Maybe the teddy is helping after all 🙂

Yaaaaay… The 2019 Pose Fair opens May 4th and here’s a taster from Salacity with their Window Seat Backdrop with Poses for ladies and gents – it’s one to put on your list for sure.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products plus apparel I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Salacity, unKindness, Raindale,
Others:- JIAN, Raindale, Dust Bunny, A&Y, Tori Torricelli, RealEvil Industries, RogoRegalia
Events:- The Pose Fair, FaMESHed, Men Only Monthly

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

Salacity, currently at The Pose Fair – May 4th to May 25th 2019
Window Seat Backdrop (with Poses) – LI 10 – adjust via helper or pose
Poses for ladies and gents – mirrored poses for coffee, daydreaming, exhausted, gazing, melancholy and missing you. The centrepiece item is a backdrop featuring a room with a window and window seat, 3 different scenes outside the window – Midnight, Stormy and Sunset. Available as a stand-alone backdrop and including all the poses. Poses are also available as 2 pose sets, ladies and gents.

JIAN, Fifty Linden Friday Special
Teddy Cuddlers :: Puppy – also Kitten version!

Raindale
Elnaril floor candle holder (gold) – LI 3

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3 – from the Natural Habitat series

unKindness
uK – Living Gold Set –  Wood Mirror – LI 2

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A&Y – Nephillim Cyber Pants (Jake) Black – texture HUD

Tori Torricelli – Aiden Open Side Top – Jake – White

RealEvil Industries, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary
Beast Rings – Belleza Jake and Savage Ears Piercings

RozoRegalia, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
Narusaza Choker (Satyrion)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Natural Habitat

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It’s all about neutral tones today, soft greys and creams, toning wood, black iron. The colour comes from emerald green plants, tasty food and a glowing fire. I’m featuring the new lounge set from Cheeky Pea which is so cosy and has a FatPack texture changer in lighter tones suitable for spring into summer decorating. It’s well worth looking at. The sofa animations are nice as well, unisex and should do for most gender couples with a bit of adjustment. I adore the petal ceiling lamp and the succulent circles living wall art which make the “Vide” set that little bit different.

The scene is set in my favourite house of the year so far, KraftWork’s “West of the Rain” home. It’s very adaptable and all on one floor but you don’t feel hemmed in by it at all. This is achieved at least partially by the entrance hall which has a high ceiling with a roof skylight spilling light into the space. And then there’s a roomy porch for outdoor living areas. Gorgeous and only 96 Land Impact for all that detail.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, KraftWork, Raindale, [FOURTH WALL]
Others:- JIAN, Dust Bunny, Soy.

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

Cheeky Pea, NEW set out at the mainstore now!
:CP: Vide Sofa (PG) – LI 10 – texture change via FatPack HUD (rose, mint, neutral, mod, feather, blanc, pink and teal) – Singles Menu – for ladies and gents, some animations include props such as popcorn, cocoa and book plus Couples Menu – cuddles, chillax and kisses
There’s also an Adult version available
:CP: Vide Books and Remote – LI 2
:CP: Vide Table – LI 1
:CP: Vide Rug – LI 3
:CP: Vide Succulent Circle Soil – LI 4
:CP: Vide Succulent Circle Stones – LI 5
:CP: Vide Petal Light – click on/off for glowing light
:CP: Vide Wooden Bowls – LI 1
:CP: Vide Old Jug – LI 1
:CP: Vide Shelves – LI 2
:CP: Vide Hanging Art – LI 3

Also CP (older editions)
:CP: Cupcake Stand – LI 18
:CP: Teacup – LI 2 – steam particle effect
:CP: Damask Memo Board – LI 18
:CP: Love is in the Air Decal – LI 1

Raindale
I took apart the Cranbourne fireplace to leave the logs and flames…
Raindale – Cranbourne Fire – LI 2

KraftWork
KraftWork West of The Rain House – LI 96 – scene in ground floor lounge area

[FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Woodlands Bunny Frame – LI 1
[FOURTH WALL] Woodlands Owl Frame – LI 1

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JIAN
Forest Cat Companion (Add me!)- he’s Copy/Modify with HUD resize/retexture/naming/animation/sound options

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant – LI 2
dust bunny . potted bromeliad – LI 1
dust bunny . potted cheese plant – LI 3
dust bunny . spotted begonia – LI 1
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 5

dust bunny . pasta love . grocery basket – LI 1

dust bunny . dreamy outing gacha prize . croissant sandwiches – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Soy.
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark -Half rolled – LI 1 – from a set with light and dark reeds and rolled, half-rolled and open screens

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Gabriel is wearing:-

Gabriel, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
::GB::skinny fit ripped jeans (Jake) Dark Blue
and free gift knee belt

Tori Torricelli, currently at Man Cave to May 11th
Chris Long Sleeve Henley – Jake size 2

RozoRegalia, currently at Men Only Monthly to May 15th
Narusaza Choker (Satyrion)

{Kokoia} – Chester Male Shoes for Belleza – Mainstore

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 🙂