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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:-

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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 ūüôā

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All all that Jazz

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KraftWork will bring out the “Shotgun Jazz Club” gacha on Friday, with the release of the new edition of Pocket Gacha! ¬†There’s a fantastic Jazz Club building with furniture to fill it, you’ll be spoiled for choice. In the picture above, the boss is auditioning a new band before the club opens later on that evening – and they’re doing very well ūüôā As you can imagine, this is a great roleplay gacha.

 

A little bit of history – because of the extreme hot weather in New Orleans, the French came up with this architectural solution that allows a house to have no aisle at all: one room at the front, one at the back and a space in between, so they could open front and back windows and let the air flow to cool the little house. ¬†KraftWork’s Jazz Club building does not have back windows due to prim limitations but that’s how shotgun houses originally worked.

Here’s the boss on the piano…

 

…and on the drums. To get your Pocket Gacha HUD you can either wear the previous edition HUD and then you’ll trigger a new HUD to be sent to you, go to Pocket Gacha Mainstore and pick up a new HUD there, or go to Marketplace for your new HUD. ¬†Don’t forget that the new round will begin on Friday 15th September and will appear like magic on your HUD then.

 

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

KraftWork – Shotgun Jazz Club gacha – Pocket Gacha
Permissions – if you play on the gacha the items will be Transfer/Modify
If you buy the entire set the items will be Copy/Modify
(scripts are not modify but the furniture and the club building are, so you can alter those no problem – just follow the hints in the notecard, especially for the building which has physics)

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – UltraRARE – Building – LI 111

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set RARE – LI 7 – includes poses and drum sticks – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Drum Set Stool – LI 1 – sit to Jazz it up!

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano – RARE – LI 2 – with…
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Piano Chair – LI 2 – sit to play Jazz

KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Tip Jar – LI 7 – scripted and unscripted versions available – the scripted one is a working tip jar
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Sign – LI 2
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Rustic Frames 1 and 2 – sets of multiple Jazz related picture frames – LI 1 each set
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Fan – one is scripted to rotate and one is static – LI 3 each
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Stool – perfect bar stool – only 1 LI
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Table – LI 1
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Simple Chair – LI 2 – 2 ladies poses and 2 for gentlemen
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Ashtray – LI 2 – another great decor piece, contains a couple of cigarettes smoking away
KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bass Case – LI 1 – great decor piece!

(not shown in my picture) KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club – Bar Table – LI 1 – 2 versions, one version is scripted and you can sit on it

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Lin’s Art Gallery – Jazz Group and Metal Music Wall Art
Tartessos Arts – Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray
{what next} – Palisades Cocktail Glasses Decor
Poche – Enchanted milk chocolate (means it’s alcoholic!) – from Summer Drinks gacha at mainstore
Duvet Day – Summer in Garden gacha – Lantern green and Lantern blue
N4RS РProvence Bar Рgreatly modified for textures Рhas poses

Cheers, m’dears ūüôā

Stir it up!

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“Come on and stir it up; …, little darlin’
Stir it up; come on, baby
Come on and stir it up, yeah
Little darlin’, stir it up! O-oh!” ¬†~ Bob Marley

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Ah, such a pleasant tongue in cheek summer song from Bob, which describes this pose rather well. ¬†It’s from the “Barbecue Party” set by Chez Moi Furnitures which is available at the Tres Chic Event through to September 10th.

Absolutely loving this set because it is so interactive. ¬†There’s PG and Adult versions and both have lots of poses including some very cute family animations for ¬†2 parents and a toddler. ¬†Now we’re cheating in this a bit because Danilo is a Zooby baby and not an actual avatar which would use the poses but don’t tell him that!

Let me show you the cooking area first. The barby can be closed and you just click on it to open and there’s the grill waiting for the food. ¬†Touch the grill and up pops a food menu, I chose steak and sausages. Then if you just click on the food it will actually cook! Set the timer for between 1 – 3 minutes and then the food is ready to serve.

 

There’s lots of poses for couples and solo avatars on the cooking area itself. ¬†Here we are chatting and chilling out.

 

Then the cooking starts, I’m armed with the spatula… and you can see the picnic table in the foreground.

 

Then we rush over to the table with the cooking! ¬†This is what one of the family poses looks like, there are a half dozen in all. ¬†Look at the spread! ¬†You click on the placemats to display the food menu and you can choose from nine meals in all, including pudding. Now your land impact will go up as the placemats add the food but it’s not by much. ¬†See, we’ve got the cooked sausages and steak plus corncobs which Arrchie was cooking in the top picture, so it all makes sense. ¬†The tablecloth is texture change for six options and you can have a choice of blue, orange and red bordered placemats. ¬†There are places for four folks on the picnic table.

 

So while the parents are otherwise occupied you can dig into your first barbecue meal! We’re slightly cheating here as Danilo is in his Zooby booster seat and I’ve lifted up the placemat a bit, but you get the general idea.

 

And here’s the situation when the burger is as big as the baby but no doubt he’ll cope! ¬†You can see the picnic basket, paper cups, flower vase, orange cake and plate of burgers more clearly in this picture. ¬†This is a very nice comprehensive roleplay set.

 

Lastly, here’s another one of the couples poses (I call this Grape Expectations) to illustrate the fact that all the cooking and subsequent feasting has worn me out and Arrchie has had to revive me with grapes.

Here’s what you get in the set:-

‚ô• Barbecue: 14 LI or 13 LI with doors linked
‚ô• Hanging Fern: 3 LI
‚ô• Hamburger Tray: 5 LI
‚ô• Cutting Board Set: 3 LI
‚ô• Picnic Table: 4 LI
‚ô• Placemat: 3 LI each (empty) each
‚ô• Picnic Cheese&Bread Board: 4 LI
‚ô• Classic Picnic Basket: 4 LI
‚ô• Cup with flowers/ Cup Stack: 1 LI each
‚ô• Orange Cake: 1 LI

Total Land Impact will be 52 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Available in your choice of maturities at the Tres Chic Event to September 10th!

 

Cheers, m’dears ūüôā

Bollywood Royalty

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Feel like dressing up? ¬†These are spectacular¬†outfits by Heth Haute Couture, and if you’re going to a costume party together, they have matching apparel¬†and jewelry sets for ladies and gents. ¬†Nothing else is needed except maybe hair and sandals for the ladies and a beard for the gents. ¬†Wonderful for roleplay sims, also. ¬†New releases – Bollywood Prince and Princess Ensembles.

We had a nice afternoon here today, it was summer hot and I spent most of the time in the garden and sun room – very nice! ¬†Doesn’t give me too much time for blogging though, but hopefully you’ll have all the details you need after the pictures.

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Here’s what we were wearing:-

Moz – “Bollywood Prince” by Heth Haute Couture¬†– Mainstore & outlets
Vest in size L Bottom in size M (5 standard sizes – XS to XL plus alpha)
Anklets, Gauntlets, Armbands, Necklace, Hat (all resizeable large animated gemstones in the jewelry)

Beard РADAM Bento Beard M1 with texture change HUD

Cyg – “Bollywood Princess” by Heth Haute Couture¬†– Mainstore & outlets

Saree – Size S on SLINK Physique mesh body compatible (5 standard sizes – XXS to L with 2 alphas, one will block out the lower legs & feet)
Tiara, Earrings, Necklace, Ring (all resizeable large animated gemstones in the jewelry)

Hair (in case you want to get this, it was an excellent match for the tiara with no problems of hair showing through) enVOGUE – Leticia – Dark Reds

 

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)

Cheers, m’dears ūüôā

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 ūüôā

 

 

 

 

Viking Legend

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Ragnar Lodbrok was a legendary Viking leader and hero of old Norse poetry and sagas from the Viking age.  According to this traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by many raids against France and Anglo Saxon England during the 9th century.  When I saw this new release from 7 Deadly s{K}ins called ODIN, I was put in mind of Ragnar from the television series Vikings which is based on the Ragnar of old.

To get this look, you’ll need a Bento head and a mesh body that will take Omega HUDs. The¬†7 Deadly s{K}ins “Odin” pack contains 20 Omega Mesh Head appliers (based on the Bento CATWA Daniel head) in 5 skin tones – Taupe/Caramel/Clay/Steam (used in the pictures)/Stone and 2 facial hair options. There is also a Bento Shape which is Copy/Modify included. ¬†The Shape is also available separately, check out the Second Floor of the guy’s dept and you’ll find it there.

I used the Adam Mesh Body with this Shape and the 7 Deadly s{K}ins Steam tone Omega applier for same.

It’s an easy matter to change the hair base using the CATWA HUD so as to get a nice blond colour, the hair is from EMO-tions¬†Bradley which matches up perfectly. Add pants and boots from The Forge and a fur coat¬†from !gO!¬†and you’ve got Ragnar!

Here he is in close-up. I really think designer, Izara, has made an excellent job of both the shape and the skin. The nose is really elegant and the eyes are well spaced.

 

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Pick up your copy of the Odin appliers and Shape from¬†7 Deadly s{K}ins guy’s department¬†!

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Cheers, m’dears ūüôā

 

Knight in Moonlight – 7 Deadly s{k}ins

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“Ready my knights for battle. They will ride with their king once more. I have lived through others for far too long. Lancelot carried my honor, and Guenevere, my guilt. Mordred bears my sins. My knights have fought my causes. Now, my brother, I shall be… king.”

I was playing the¬†7 Deadly s{k}ins group boards¬†last week and got this fabulous skin which I opened today! It’s a very pale system skin , suitable for roleplay, vampires and similar, or just because you like pale skins. It has a full beard and suits rounder faces I would think, I didn’t have to alter my shape.

I do appreciate system skins. Not everyone has a mesh body/face, or maybe they want to use a mesh head but keep their own body shape because it’s unusual or out of the average sizing. Until the Bento Project comes of age, it’s not possible to use your own face shape on a mesh head. Here’s that skin in a close-up. It was once a hunt gift for Madpea Productions so has to be good.

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The apparel is by designer, saby Clary, of ¬†Utopia, the Anton set, it’s still available and discounted by 50% at the moment. ¬†You can do a lot with because there’s so many pieces, including matching boots. Not only for roleplay, you can mix n match the system layers and mesh pieces in other outfits. I use clothing layers to get more out of mesh, you know. Supposing you have a mesh coat that won’t fit any other mesh apparel¬†with, try putting a clothing layer underneath. ¬†Ok, it may have an insert but why not stretch the capacity of the outfit with clothing layers, they are still useful parts of the avatar wardrobe.

Visit 7 Deadly s{k}ins  Guys Department

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Cheers, m’dears ūüôā