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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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Tasty!

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Gabriel: That gal from the Beeb looks tasty…
Pooper: Those tartlets look tasty…

It was the beginning of another boiling hot summer’s day in Londinium City and Gabriel had finished setting up the Home & Garden scene ready for the photographer. It was all about Fancy Decor’s latest set and it was to be given top billing in the March edition of the prestigious H&G4U magazine.  Not surprising, since it was an accomplished buffet set that dispensed food and drink to guests and was highly suitable for celebratory occasions. He sat down on [Circa]’s Moroccan ottoman, and kicked off his boots.  It was just the right height for a comfortable lounge around, and that wasn’t the only piece he’d used from them. The room was full with [Circa]’s Syndicate Sunday bargain plants, just the way he liked it, and a Moroccan floor lamp from 22769 only added to the sultry theme.

Switching on the stylish Tartessos Arts television set, a very reasonably priced box of tricks, he clicked to the News Channel from the BBBC and fell into a dream as Harriet the reporter talked about products from the latest Equal10 Event.  Now she was tasty!  The efficacy of said products quite passed him by.

Meanwhile, Pooper the puppy had climbed up onto the floating coffee table, knocked off the champagne flutes, and was eyeing up the tartlet tray whilst his master’s attention was fully occupied. His thoughts were of equal tastiness.  We can only hope the photographer gets there in time to remove the pup and restore order because Gabriel is pretty useless at this point!

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Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, [CIRCA], Syndicate Sunday, 22769
Others:- Tartessos Arts, SPELL, REZZ ROOM, {-Maru Kado-}, Trompe Loeil
Events: – The Arcade Gacha, Syndicate Sunday, The A+ Event

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

Fancy Decor, currently at The Arcade gacha Event
Pieces from the “Etienne Collection” gacha – all will be Transfer & Modify

01 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – white RARE – LI 5 – not shown
02 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – black – LI 5 – RARE
03 Fancy Decor: Etienne Spa Water Dispenser – LI 3 – RARE – gives water
04 Fancy Decor: Etienne Bread Tray – LI 1 – gives snacks
05 Fancy Decor: Etienne Muffins – LI 2 – gives snacks
06 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Cutter – LI 1 – gives snacks
07 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Dome – LI 2 – gives snacks
08 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tiered Tray – LI 2 – gives snacks
09 Fancy Decor: Etienne Orange Juice Pitcher – LI 2 – gives Mimosa
10 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tartlet Trays – LI 1 – gives snacks
11 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Cooler – LI 2 – gives Champagne
12 Fancy Decor: Etienne Salt and Pepper – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Glasses – set as 1 Mesh – not shown
14 Fancy Decor: Etienne Silverware – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Etienne Napkins – LI 1
16 Fancy Decor: Etienne Butter Dish – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Etienne Plate Stack – LI 1
18 Fancy Decor: Etienne Name Card (text changes) – 2 included – LI 1 each
19 Fancy Decor: Etienne Mirror – LI 2 – not shown
20 Fancy Decor: Etienne Glasses – set as 1 mesh – LI 2

Syndicate Sunday, runs through to to March 8th!
Syndicate Sunday is a mainstore discount shopping event that runs once a month. This month it’s on from March 3rd to March 8th. All items are only L$69 each!

1. Pieces from the [CIRCA] AZIZA range
There’s a number of sets offered in this range and each set is only L$69 except for the Planter Collection as you’ll be able to buy these separately for L$69 each or get 50% off the full pack of 14 planters for the duration of the Event.

The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Alum/Colours and The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Bronze/Vintage… The Aziza Hanging Fern Set… The Aziza Planter Collection in Naturals. I do urge you to go along and check these out asap as time is short for this Event!

Here’s what I used in the scene:-
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Snake Plant – Umber Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Leafy Plant – Olive Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Tall Vase – Tropica Plant – Russet Metal (S) – LI 2

[CIRCA] – “Aziza” Hanging Fern Basket (long) – LI 6

[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Moroccan Ottoman – Bronze / Vintage – LI 3 – Texture change for Circlets, Olive Floral, Blue Mecca and Mixed Drops – 14 solo sits for ladies and 12 solo sits for gents
*All pieces are Copy only

If you love this range and want to collect more, the Aziza Moravian Star Light Sets in Aqua, Citrine, Crystal and Fire Quartz are also available at the mainstore and these are full price.

[CIRCA]
These are 2 pieces from the “Dawn Collection” which is a Retro Living Collection and has ranges in Warm tones and Cool tones so there’s lots of variety. In each range comprises of Low Leather Chair, Coffee Table Set, Deco Cascade Floor Light Set, Ceiling Light Trio Set and Area Rug Set. Texture changers make these sets versatile and the Area Rugs always include a good variety of toning colours.

I used:-
[CIRCA] – :DAWN: Floating Coffee Table – Cool Woods / Black Legs – LI 2 – texture change for white, shore, natural and smoke
[CIRCA] – :Dawn: Velvet Area Rug – Tan – LI 1
*Both pieces are Copy Only

For more info, check out the [Circa] Flickr with all the Vendor photos and start planning your next room decoration!  https://www.flickr.com/photos/30297775@N07/

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Moroccan Floor Lamp – gacha prize from the “Moroccan Love Affair” collection – LI 3 – adjustable light for brightness

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TARTESSOS ARTS
Idol TV System – LI 2 – scripted to fade pictures in and out, add whatever pictures you like but they need to have Transfer Permissions for the script to work. Be great to display your memories!

SPELL
Origami Curtain (White) – gacha prize – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

REZZ ROOM, currently at The A+ Event to March 16th
American Bully Puppy Sit – gacha prize – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

{-Maru Kado-}
Ikebana Lotus (white) – LI 2

Scene is set in part of Trompe Loeil‘s Kaede Cabin Natural – LI 50

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Look out behind you, Harry!

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Look out, Harry, the Serpent of Slytherin’s creeping up on you! Good job you’ve got that wand handy 🙂

The Serpent of Slytherin was a female Basilisk that was placed by Salazar Slytherin as the only resident of the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Basilisk could only be controlled by the Heir of Slytherin, Tom Riddle. That meant that despite her being a Snake, other Parselmouths (such as Harry Potter) had no control over her, though they still could understand her. Aragog (a rare acromantula) was accused of being the monster of the chamber by Tom Riddle which sent Hagrid to Azkaban; his name was later cleared and he was allowed back in Hogwarts.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today, and also details of Harry’s attire:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Raindale, 22769, Deep Static
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, [The Forge], Nishi, Dura
Events: – The World of Magic Event

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

Home & Garden
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Landscaping – part of the “Autumn Bliss” landscaping scene by Two Moon Gardens
This part is LI 41

Bridge by Serenity Style, currently at The World of Magic Event
The Wizards Bridge – LI 28 plus the separate lanterns – The Wizards Bridge Lamps – LI 8

Raindale, Currently at World of Magic Event
1. Raindale – Magic World music box (blue) – LI 2 – rotates – also available in pink and teal – Touch the base to play a looped song, touch the egg to spin
2. Raindale – Magic World pensieve +particles – LI 2 – water animates and gives off soft light particles – there’s also a non particle version
3. Raindale – Magic World scroll (big with text) – LI 1 – there are various scrolls in the pack including the one I used here – big & blank, small with text, small and blank –
You can add your own text/picture on scrolls (must be on transparent background, use “Select face” on front side of the scrolls)
4. Raindale – Magic World ink and feather – LI 2 – static version – there’s also a version where the feather moves up and down

22769
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Water Dragon Statue – LI 4 at this size
This piece comes from the “Asian Pathways” set and is really a statue you’d place in water. Asian Pathways is a complete building set useful in Asian landscaping over water or land with various walkways, bridges and small gazebo. It’s very beautiful and low Land Impact.

HARRY
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Accessories
1. Glasses – these are by Deep Static, and are the Alfred Wireframe Glasses in Dark Chrome. These highly detailed glasses also have versions in Brass, Gold and Silver included in the pack. They are all completely modify so you can resize, and alter the tint and opacity of the lenses. There’s a helpful notecard included for modifications.

2. *HEXtraordinary* Screech Owl – Flying – attached to avatar or you can also rez as décor and the animation will still be effective

3. [The Forge] Gatekeeper’s Belt, Black (Male) – currently at The World of Magic Event

Apparel
Harry’s wearing the Nishi Uniform for Belleza Jake, currently at The World of Magic Event. This comes with a texture change HUD for various parts including jumper, pants, robe and tie. Click on the shoulder to reveal a robe! There’s also a version that is sans pants.
The uniform has versions for Gianni and Jake. Includes uniform for girls as well – versions are Freya, Isis and Lara – this has the same robe and top but instead of pants you get the skirt.

Hair is by Dura – **Dura-Boy**27 (Dark Brown) resize

Shoes are by A&D – Shoes -Stuttgart- Mesh v2 SLINK and they have a wide range of mesh body options – A&D are one of the best mesh body coverage merchants for men’s clothing

Harry’s Shape is mine (sorry!) and it’s for the avatar head with the Belleza Jake Mesh Body because quite honestly I find the avatar head way easier to adjust than mesh heads and after hours spent fiddling with those blighters I’ve given up the will to live.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ophelia’s Dining Table

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Ophelia: – “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love,
remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,
and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy. I
would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.”
Hamlet – Act IV, Scene 5 – Will Shakespeare

Ophelia is going slightly mad here and she hands out flowers to various characters. It’s said that she’s suffering from the “poison of deep grief” brought on by her father’s death and is divided from herself and her sanity (her fair judgement). But that’s not her only problem. Shakespeare hints through the symbolic meaning of flowers that she’s been betrayed through adultery and may even be pregnant. In the end nobody is quite sure if her death is accidental or suicidal.
Read more in this interesting article – https://www.ehow.com/facts_6766640_meaning-ophelia-flowers.html

Here’s a Slideshow of the magnificent Coronation Skybox, in which the scene is set:-

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This is the last of my posts for Halloween on a Shakespearean theme and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  I wanted to do something a bit different from the usual blood and gore and fortunately there were some truly wonderful products about by very talented designers to enable me to do so.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Granola., SEMPITERNAL, Raindale
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apple Fall, *katat0nik*

Events:- Builder’s Box, Epiphany, Salem (Prism Events)

From Builder’s Box Black Magic Round

1. Granola.
Ophelia’s Dining Set (100% User Created MESH with Materials enabled)
Granola. Ophelia Dining Chair – LI 3 – has 12 solo ladies and 10 gents including ‘Pray’. Includes both Bento and non-Bento animations
Granola. Ophelia Dining Table – LI 2 – will sit six avatars
Granola. Ophelia Candlestick Short – LI 3 (enlarged from default for the scene) – has an on/off script that emits smoke when extinguished

Pieces from Esther’s Fortune Set, currently at SALEM Event
Granola. Esther’s Crystal Ball. Black – LI 2 (altered ball colour for the scene)
Granola. Esther’s Tarot Cards & Case Dark. – LI 2
Granola. Esther’s Rune Stones – LI 1
(also included in the set are the Esther’s Candle – LI 2). Two sets available – light and dark versions.

2. SEMPITERNAL [The Coronation] Skybox – LI 264 – 15 by 28 metres
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerberus%20Crossing/238/25/1832
There are two versions included in the box, the other one is LI 497 with a footprint of 10 by 19 metres

Raindale, currently at SWANK to October 31st
Raindale – Mirgaild mirror – LI 1 – has texture change HUD for five options

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Dust Bunny – Wiccan Book Stack – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
This was a Fifty Linden Friday offer but you can still find it at the store for L$125, go in the main doorway and into the gacha section. It’ll be on the right by the matching Wiccan Artistry gacha set that’s currently at October Epiphany .

Katat0nik – gacha
*katat0nik* (Red) Dragon – LI 36 as you’re supposed to wear him

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Anashara Dining Set
Apple Fall Mini Pumpkin – Orange – LI 1
Apple Fall Pine cones & Hazelnuts – LI 1
Apple Fall Woodland Deer – Brass – LI 1
Apple Fall Autumn Place Setting – LI 2
Apple Fall Apple Sprig with Branch – LI 1
Apple Fall Apples with Ornamental Stand – Charcoal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

Don’t Disturb!

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Sometimes it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie 🙂 Mum and pups are very comfortable on Granola.’s beautiful Waverly Cozy Bed. It’s early in the morning and only the Panda is awake to meditate. Maybe they’ve all been playing too much Mahjong.

A stunning bedset here and it’s matched up by Newchurch’s beautiful mid-century chair and pieces from 22769’s latest gacha for the Gacha Guardians Event.

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

Granola.. – Waverly’s Comfy Bedroom Set, currently at the FaMESHed Event
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Bed. Mid Wood Aztec. – LI 11 – versions in Mid Wood Aztec, Mid Wood Geo, White Aztec and White Geo – both PG and Adult beds – click on the headboard for plain and detailed textures there (I’ve got the detailed texture showing). The Waverly is packed with animations you need to try out – they are fab – includes Bento Couples poses which make all the difference in roleplay.

Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.1 – also in silver variation – LI 2 each
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Table. Dark Wood Distressed. (table also in mix wood and white wood distressed) – LI 2
Granola. Waverly’s Incense. – LI 2

22769 – Tea Ceremony gacha, currently at the  Gacha Guardians
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – this is the only Copy/Modify piece
22769 – Potted Bamboo – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Floor Chair Sand Dune – COMMON – LI 2 – 10 original solo sits by 22769
22769 – Singing Bowls – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Screen – COMMON – LI 3 (larger than default size)
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2

NEWCHURCH – Stella Mid-Century Chair – has versions in Cherry, Oak, Pine, Teak and Walnut – beautiful piece and all modify. Here I used the pine version and tinted it to match the existing wood in this scene. Very simple and effective to do! Land Impact is 3 with animations are included for women and men’s sits. Love this iconic chair which is currently at The Chapter Four Event to the end of the month.

Storax Tree
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae – LI 8
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ap – LI 8

TLC Home Collection – cute animated “Panda Cub Sitting” – LI 1 (reduced from default size) From the  “Panda Family Set” that has a scene as well!

DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Brown – LI 3

JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians gacha – 19. Family Nap – LI 2, currently at the Epiphany Event

 

Here’s to a great weekend!

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 🙂