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System Addict

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Here’s a prophetic little song from Five Star!
Take a look at me
Wired to a machine
Never would believe it
This can’t be happening
Boxes that go beep
Little lights that leap
Tapping on a keyboard
What’s happening to me?
And when the electricity
Starts to flow
The fuse that’s on my sanity
Got to blow
System addict
I never can get enough
System addict
Never can give it up
WATCH
Now that was way back in 1985 and look at us all now! 1985 was a time when computers were boxy and big (for instance, the Commodore 128 PC with 8502 processor 128 kB of RAM and ROM cartridge port which was considered high tech), Domain Names were being registered for the first time and Nintendo released Super Mario Bros. and its first home entertainment system.  Microsoft Windows 1.0 was introduced and initially sold for $100 and Dell released its first computer, the Turbo PC.
Yes!  I am laughing, times have changed so much.  I mean, 32 years ago 🙂
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Here’s what I wore:-

ADAM

*!*Adam-skin head EDDY
*!*Adam Mesh Head- beta1-v1.4+BENTO
*!*Adam- Beard Bento M5
*!*Adam Mesh body -v1.4b

CATWA – animated Mesh Eyes & Tears

RSC Hair Base – dragon master OMEGA applier
Refined Wild CRYOWILDE – Toxic Clockwork wings yellow
[DOCKS] Cyber Fashion & Design – Catclaws yellow
EMO-tions – zion rebirth

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Beach Life

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Thank goodness it’s summer! At last I managed to make my beach scene on the building platform so I can show you all the summer goodies.  The main one today is the Beach Burger Shack from KraftWork, currently available at Knot & Co. Event.  It’s great fun with all the poses, there are animation sets for up to four avatars – inside and outside the burger shack.

 

Here, I’m leaning on the steps up to the kitchen of the burger shack and the seagull has already got here before me and has chips to eat!  This saves him robbing other people.  I’m wearing the Swear Shorts from Lapointe & Bastchild, currently showing at Second Pride, and you can pick up a free unisex texture change HUD bracelet from their store, too. These shorts, which are so well made by L&B,  have lots of versions for Mesh bodies including Aesthetic and Jake, also a Standard Classic version which I used here as the ADAM body takes all the standard mesh very easily.

I was using the Max head skin for the ADAM Bento head. Try out the demo first. It shows some wear to the face with eye bags and a few lines etched into the skin and makes an interesting change from the usual youth obsession.  You can make lots of subtle changes to this skin which will suit the various shades given here, via the ADAM HUD.

 

Here’s the burger shack from the front.  As it is fully modify, you can tint the outside walls and chairs any colour you like.  I went with the pastels as it suits summer scenes so well.

Finally, here’s some shots of the kitchen inside the shack. Some of the animation sets take place here, one is where you’re cooking the burgers up for customers and another, you’re leaning out of the window to tell them lunch is ready. As I said, great fun 🙂

 

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Here’s all the items I used:-

KraftWork Beach Burger Shack – LI 81 – Footprint 10 by 9 – Copy/Modify – 8 poses for friends – these are animations sets for up to 4 avatars, inside and outside poses, great fun 🙂 – and you can tint the external walls and chairs. Released at Knot & Co.

KraftWork Water on Tap – Aged (3 versions of various stages of metalwork), can turn water of/off, pool of water as base of tap – LI 2 – Copy/Modify – June Group Gift at the mainstore.

La Galleria – Valentine Quilt Heart Pillow mesh – on bench – free item

Landscaping scene – Moz’s beach 🙂
Landscaping by Felix pieces:-
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25x25x08m Size – Copy/Modify
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/modify
Beach Sand – free of charge

Studio Skye – Skye Water System –  square 36m – animated & texture change water – LI 2

Free Your Nature – PRIVACY SCREEN – TROPICAL 2 (only on Marketplace)

JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 7. Tan Wanderer – LI 7
Cute lil fellow – only from June ARCADE and then resellers

Lunar Seasonal Designs – Animated Seagulls Love French Fries – LI 3

Moz wears: –

Lapointe & Bastchild – Swear Salvage Denim Shorts – classic fit
(also Mesh Body compatible versions) – currently at Second Pride Festival
RE Industries – Ewan Necklace
B&W Design – Summer is Cool Sandals for Male SLINK Feet (also fits ADAM)
Hair – NO.MATCH – No_Fail with HUD – browns

ADAM head v1.4 Bento with my own shape #2

ADAM Head Skin – MAX – versions on HUD to match ADAM Mesh Body HUD Skins – I was using #7a – a mid-tone colour. Get the DEMO Inworld – mainstore

ADAM Mesh Body V 1.4b
ADAM Body Skin – #7a from HUD – with hair

CATWA animated eyes

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ragnar’s Sun Room

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I left Ragnar to style Duvet Day’s beautiful Sun Room and this is what he’d done, so if you are going “eeek!” which I’m sure some of you will, blame the Viking!

The Sun Room is available at the Cosmopolitan Event for another week, it’s stunning piece of work by designer, Benoit, who I learned the other day hails from Sweden. So nice to see that Second Life® is such an international creative platform.

 

Ragnar also broke out Raindale’s Southwell gacha, also at the current round of Cosmopolitan. It’s a gorgeous thing and well worth collecting. We didn’t show the Rare from that gacha which is billed as a Garden Hideaway. This is also a very nice piece and quite large so you’ll be able to fit plenty in.

 

The Swamp Animals from TLC Home Collection are suitably fierce and include mangrove snakes, monitor lizards and piranha that swim in pairs – all the better for attacks.  The large chap hanging around in the tree insisted on having snake plants to match – fortunately {what next} came up with some. You don’t want to annoy that snake!

Here’s Ragnar having his portrait done.

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Here’s the Home & Garden pieces I used in detail:-

Swamp Animals and Habitat (greatly modified – I took it apart and copied large amounts of the vegetation – this does have a glass tank otherwise) – TLC Home Collection – now at ULTRA 1st Anniversary round.
TLC Monitor Lizard A and B – LI 2 each – animated
TLC Mangrove Snake Ground – LI 1
TLC Mangrove Tree Snake – LI 4 – animated
TLC Piranha Pair – LI 3 for the pair – swimming script

Raindale  – Southwell gacha – now at Cosmopolitan Event. These are all the Commons, the Rare is an amazing Garden Hideaway
Raindale ~ Southwell hanging daybed – LI 9 – 12 single poses and 6 couples poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair+cushion – LI 3 – 8 single poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair – LI 3 – poses as above
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder+lights – LI 4
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell ottoman – LI 2 – with 9 animations
Raindale ~ Southwell rug – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell teapot – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell cup – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell waffles – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell table – LI 1

Dream Tree – Felix Landscaping – LI 4 and I resized this upwards – Copy/Modify
Stone Cluster with ivy+Shadow – Felix Landscaping – LI 1 – Copy/Modify

*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – from Deco(c)rate March

{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} Snake Plant – *laughs* – what else with snakes!

Building is Sun Room by Duvet Day – LI 74 as rezzed which is huge – Copy/Modify – now at Cosmopolitan Event

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And what Ragnar was wearing:-
Look out for the fabulous group gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!

Pieces from Gabriel Gladiator Gacha – black

Hair – Mirror Ragnar Hair – Brown – yes they made him a hair *laughs*

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Nathan group gift
GUYS department location

Wearing OMEGA body applier – Caramel and OMEGA face applier Nathan V2 hb Caramel
(gift contains body appliers in smooth, hairy and trail… face appliers 2 versions, each with and without hairbase.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Casually Smart

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It’s quite difficult to find the smart casual look in Second Life® Menswear, so I was really pleased to receive the latest outfit from Heth Haute Couture  which is called the “Rodrigo Men’s Ensemble”.

This is a slim fit look, so even the larger sizes will reflect that style.  I went over to the St Kitts sim which is a gorgeous tropical interpretation of the real life St Kitts in the Caribbean, and took photographs against a rich background of palm trees and furniture suitable for hot climates. If you like beach sims, you’ll adore this one.

So what’s in the set?  Well, there’s the slim fit jacket with 4 button opening and mandarin collar, and this has a relaxed t-shirt and brocade waistcoat insert.  Then there’s matching chino pants as a separate piece, really nice brushed leather zip boots, and Fedora Hat.  The jacket and pants come in Standard sizing XS to XL – I was wearing the size M pants with the size L jacket.  Boots and Fedora come with a handy resizer which is easy to use.  The included alpha will take care of all the pieces.

I’m also wearing the new brooch from HHC – this is a fun and beautifully made piece.  If you click on the bee, its wings will animate as if it’s buzzing!  Created with over 300 brilliant cut canary, apricot and black diamonds. A very unique couture jewelry collectable, the “Jeweled Bee Brooch” was created to celebrate Earth Day all year long and to draw attention to our dwindling world bee population.

Pick up your copy of the “Rodrigo Men’s Ensemble” and “Jeweled Bee Brooch” from these outlets:

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

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The skin I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly s{K}ins  as I like to include one system skin a month from them (I know a lot of you still like to wear system).  I was playing the gacha at the front of the store and this is the “Jaimy” skin # 6 from the gacha of the same name.  Only L$50 for this!  They must be joking, it’s such good quality.  A nice mid tone skin with beard and cut eyebrow feature.  Why don’t you try your luck?  Don’t forget to click on the Mini Mania boards, too.  Low amounts of hits required, some as low as 10 hits.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stairway to Heaven

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This stunning Baroque Terrace from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has been in my Inventory for a while because I couldn’t do anything near to the beautiful posts my fellow bloggers have been doing, but this morning I got some inspiration. Having rezzed the terrace on my building platform yet again, I looked at the large amount of steps in the build that amounted to a veritable white stairway rising up to the sky… Stairway to Heaven!  Back down to the garden, I cleared everything off the lake, rezzed a white backdrop and it all started to make sense.

The terrace contains the statues and an oval platform at the top surrounded by a balustrade and another set of steps down the other side.  Some topiary bushes in pots are included at the sides.  I placed the Baroque Gazebo on the top platform and a little rock waterfall by Felix landscaping within it.  As you can see from the welcoming angel, it’s quite a large piece and would be suitable for grand gardens, parks and any public space where you wanted to make an architectural statement.

Here’s what I used:-

These are available at the I ❤ Roleplay Event, which runs until the end of the month.  All beautiful original Mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

22769 – Baroque Gazebo – LI 47
22769 – Topiary Cone – LI 3
22769 – Topiary Cube – LI 2
22769 – Baroque Terrace – LI 104

1 Prim Mesh Waterfall – Copy/Modify – Landscaping by Felix
The Little Branch _WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – Cluster 1 – White
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – LilyPad Base Plate – Large

TLC Home Collection –  Swan, Adult (and you saw him in the Swanery post)
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunnies – Sakura – this is a set, not a gacha, and it’s available at the BLOOM Event which runs to the end of the month.

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Here’s the angel (and being this angelic can’t last) in close-up.  The angelic face and body appliers are by 7 Deadly s{K}ins and you’ll find them in the guy’s section, ground floor.

 

Here’s what I was wearing: –

*IW* Angel of Peace Dove – Fantasy China

Bare Rose – Bento Wings and Meleager White Toga  – Bare Rose is a cracking designer of all sorts of apparel including fantasy, excellently made designs at very reasonable prices.  Check out the MP link and then go and visit!
ADAM Mesh Body – and CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Head worn with
7 Deadly s{K}ins  OMEGA head applier – JUDAS tone Cotton and  OMEGA Men’s body applier – Smooth Cotton
pearly nails from ADAM Mesh Body – HUD

Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears
No.Match hair – No.Horizon – blondes HUD – a versatile hair indeed

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

King of the North

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Here’s Jon Snow braving the other side of the wall because he’s forgotten to take in sufficient supplies to bolster up the Night’s Watch. By some trick of the light (and maybe destiny in my world) his shadow falls over the land making him King of the North.

Loving the outfit?  It’s April’s Group Gift by Heth Haute Couture and features a massive fur collar and all-in-one costume.  Absolutely love it and as he’s called it “King of the North Ensemble”  I just couldn’t resist the inference. This would suit most avatar and mesh bodies because you really knock those out with an alpha. The only trick is fitting the collar correctly.

If you’re fitting on a system avatar, then use the slide bars in the Torso section to get a good fit on the neckline. Don’t forget to add both the alphas included in the outfit, one is for the body and one for the system hands. When you’re satisfied with the fit, rename and save your shape. Keep it in the outfit folder and then you won’t have to mess about again.

The April free gift from Heth Haute Couture is the “King of the North Brooch”. I removed the fur cape to better show you. It’s gold with red rubies and rather magnificent. It will show up  under the fur cape but not as clearly as you see here.

Pick up your copy of the “King of the North” Ensemble and Brooch from these outlets:

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

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The skin I’m wearing is from 7 Deadly s{K}ins  and it’s the Men’s Group Gift. “Bo” contains:-

OMEGA face applier – Caramel, Clay, Steam, Stone, Taupe

OMEGA body applier – smooth Caramel, Steam, Taupe, Clay, Stone

I chose the Caramel shade and put it on CATWA Bento Daniel Head (my own shape) using the OMEGA relay. This is a mature adult looking skin and goes very well with a number of outfits. There’s a shadow of a beard on it which is flattering and more realistic, I think. Very nice skin anyway, and if you belong to 7 Deadly s{K}ins  group, you’ll find many other great deals as well as hunts and generous gifts. There’s an Easter Egg hunt on at the moment which is for group members only. More about that in another post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

 

Conversation with the Kingfisher

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There is an absolutely charming legend about the kingfisher. It was said that they built a floating nest and wherever the nest would drift according to the wind and river movements, the surrounding water would remain calm. Even if a nest floated out to sea, then the area would be calmed. Thus, the kingfisher would be a sacred bird to the ancient mariners. It was also said that the nest would be made of fish bones. In reality, kingfishers consume large quantities of fish, aquatic insects and freshwater shrimp. They regurgitate the indigestible portions and the nest can become strewn with bones, so this may have contributed to the legend. Their eggs are a beautiful deep pinkish hue, and usually they lay 6 in number. Male and female kingfishers create their nests by excavating a burrow in a shallow river, stream or lake bank, usually just below the top of the bank.

This little post is really to illustrate 7 Deadly s{K}ins January group gift for us gents, the “Jager” set. It’s a very generous set by designer, Izara.  Here’s what we get:-

24 Omega head appliers (with/without hairbase & clean plus light beard versions), which were fitted on the GA.EG Damon Bento mesh head originally, although here I used CATWA Paul. Tones are caramel, cotton, steam, earth, taupe and stone. I chose the earth tone, clean for my pictures.

6 system skins plus SLINK hands/feet appliers and Omega body appliers, I chose the matching smooth earth tone.

2 bonus shapes – shape for bento head on SLINK body, shape for  bento head on system body plus system head shape for comparison.

There is an add-on pack instore for 250L, viewing recommended.

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Here’s what Jager looks like on the Damon Bento head:-

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I was wearing:

GIOMEN – Synder pullover, black
GIOMEN – Vamos Jeans, blue
Rozoregalia – silver drop earring
ARGRACE – Takeshi Hair
Adam Mesh body with OMEGA relay
CATWA Paul Head with OMEGA relay
CATWA animated Mesh Eyes/Tears

Home & Garden:

Trompe Loeil – Camden Couch & pillows – these are very boathouse in style, great poses, too.
Trompe Loeil – Camden Cove prefab – fantastic value!
Both at Collabor88

Garden grass by anc. meadow deep forest – Fifty Linden Friday purchase, there’s all colours of grass otherwise, plus a number of seeded grasses and other beautiful garden landscaping items instore.

[ Organica ] Full Moon Maple 1 – a stunning tree.
TLC Home Collection – Kingfisher, also comes with his own fishing perch to put by a river or lake.

 

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

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂