a man 4 all seasons's Blog

a blog about the weird and wonderful virtual world that is Second Life

Posts Tagged ‘Second Life roleplay

Ophelia’s Dining Table

with 2 comments

 

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:-

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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.

*~*~*

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

*~*

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 🙂

Advertisements

Black Magic

with 7 comments

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).

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

*~*~*

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

*~*~*

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!

with 7 comments

 

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.

*~*~*

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!

with 4 comments

 

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.

*~*~*

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)
*~*~*

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 🙂

All all that Jazz

with 10 comments

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 🙂 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.

 

*~*~*

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

*~*~*

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 – Provence Bar – greatly modified for textures – has poses

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stir it up!

with 3 comments

 

“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

Watch

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:-

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

Bollywood Royalty

with 4 comments

 

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.

*~*~*

 

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 – ADAM 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

hhc-logo-banner

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 🙂