Thursday, December 1, 2016

Advent Mania 2016!



Happy Holidays gang! I love advents in SecondLife! its so much fun to run around, meet people, and pick up gifts. Many of my favorites have returned this year, as well as a few new ones. My list below focuses on decor, humor, and advents with things for guys. As more advents become known, I will update this list.

Thanks to all the designers and organizers who make the season brighter!


1) MadPea’s Christmas Calendar  Dec 1-25 : male, female, decor (1000L for hud) 
MadPea has teamed up with 24 fantastic designers (and their own little Santa Madpea) to offer exclusive original mesh Christmas presents for you each day. The Madpea Christmas Calendar is 1000L. You can wear it as Hud, or decorate your home with it to use like a real advent. Nice! Gifts are decor or items for men and women. Nice quailty loot! 
For more information, go to: Madpea Christmas Calendar

2) !gO!  Dec 1-24 : male, female : daily only (50L for group join)
!gO! has a lovely display each year. There are presents for both girls and guys. Group membership required, costs 50L to join.

3) Sway's  Dec 1-24 : decor : daily, past days for sale (free for all)
Touch the sign to gain your hud. Next hunt the store and surroundings for baubles to turn on each day of the calendar in the hud. Then come back each day to touch that day's gift. Daily only. Free to play.
Past days can be bought for 75L. For more information, go to: Sway-dench.com

4) 7 Deadly s{K}in  Dec 1-31 : male, female : daily only (75L for group join)
7 Deadly sKins brings about the advent and this year are two calendars. The guy's advent is located in the mens section, and women's advent in female section. Group membership is needed. It cost 75L to join. Daily only. Note: When you touch the gift if will charge you 1L but will immediately refund you.

5) Akaesha Dec 1-24 : adult decor : daily only (free for all)
Try your luck. Hunt for each day's santa's gift sack, touch it to see if you are Naughty or Nice. Win store gift cards and adult gifts.

6) CIRCA Dec 1-25 : decor : daily only (group join free, prizes are 1-75L each)
A group join is required for the daily decor gifts. There is no fee to join. Gifts range from 1 to 75L.

7) United InshCon Dec 1-24 : decor : daily only (free for all)
24 gift boxes, one per day, are at the Christmas Village Table at the United InshCon sim. 

8) Abranimations  Dec 1-24 :  unisex, decor : daily only (free for all, group join required)
Join the group and touch each day's box for a fun gift from Abranimations. Wildly popular gifts each year have included fun things like penguin avatars with a frozen fish to slap people with. lol

UPDATES 12/3/2016

Alice Project Dec 1-25 :  hair : daily (free for all, VIP member bonus, past hair can be bought 50L)
Alice Project Christmas hair is back. Each day you can get a free hair, and VIP members get an extra hair. After that day has past, you can buy any hairs you missed for 50L

KittyCats Dec 1-24 :  male, female, unsex, decor : daily and past (free for all)
Collection of designers around SL offer a free gift for each day. Missed day can be picked up no charge.
                            
For even more 2016 advents, go here: Teleporthub, Fabfree

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Shadow of the Reaper, 3

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STORYLINE: Dr Oliver Conray shuffled into the dreary bedroom provided by his Grim taskmaster. In disgust, he tossed his scythe against the bed and sunk onto its faded surface. Dust wafted up and danced in pale light before his strange blacked-out eyes. Standing in the light by the window was the ghostly form of a refined lady. Her delicate voice broke the tense silence, “What happened my love?” He sighed. He didn't want waste a single precious moment he had with his beloved over unpleasant matters. After all, he had paid a horrendous price for the privilege. But still, his heart ached for the life he left behind. "I killed my last living friend today."


For you goth boys, I have some fun things to share. First, I experimented with mixed mesh bodies once more. The upper body is The Mesh Project Male and wearing Gabriel Body Belt shirt. The lower is... *drumrolls* ...Maitreya. Why? For the simple reason that I was able to rock this badass outfit by Moon Elixir thanks to this little trick. Its on sale at the Fantasy Gach Carnival. Paired with the shirt, these two outfits actually worked together really well. My only complaint (besides heavy avatar render weight) is the foot size. Sadly the foot can not be scaled up.  The wonderful black oil tears are from this year's Halloween offering by Tableau Vivant. Its one of the Mort Vivant faces for new skin Marcus. To go with the oily tears, I used the Cubic Cherry Loss eye and tears and tinted it black.  For the hands, is the Cursed Hand applier by Lovely Dissarray. In the background is the fun Hunter Scythe by Swagga. Oh and, one more thing... Did I also mention the *must have* bed for any self-respecting vampire in Secondlife? The Death Row Vampire Gothic Bed set. Worth every single L.

On Him, Reaper Oliver Conray:
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Marcus, TMP applier (400L)
Nail, Hand tattoo: Lovely Disarray Cursed Hands Slink Applier (300L)
Shirt: Gabriel GB::Body belt shirt (TMP) White [mesh](280L)
Hat: Yasum Steam Hat*Male*Rare* Dust, gacha [mesh](50L)
Corset: Moon Elixir Potions Master 1 Corset RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Garter: Moon Elixir Potions Master 2 Garter RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Garter: Moon Elixir Potions Master 3 Bag RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Shorts: Moon Elixir Potions Master 19 Onyx Shorts, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Boots: Moon Elixir Potions Master 24 Onyx Boots, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Tears, Eyes: Cubic Cherry {Loss} eyes, tears - ink [mesh]
Lip: Clemmm Tired Glitter Lips Black, TMP (173L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](50% off sale)(357L)
Glove: Contraption The Saboteur's Claw [mesh]
Hand applier: Tableau Vivant Mort Vivant applier, Slink (400L)
Hand: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Male [mesh](450L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Leg applier: Glam Affair Maitreya Mesh body - Polar Tone Appliers (349L)
Legs: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: Del May DM - Bedsit male (50L)

Setting:
Bed, chair, lantern: Death Row gothic vampire bed set [mesh](pg 1200L, adult1850L)
Weapon: Swagga Hunter Scythe [mesh]
Skybox: HAIKEI dusky white skybox [mesh](499L)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Shadow of the Reaper, 2

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STORYLINE: Brilliant white light penetrated the dreary halls of the underworld. It felt warm to the Ghost Lady. She closed her eyes and sighed. It was so peaceful standing in its radiance. Souls of the dead shuffled past her towards the light, drawn by instinct like moths to a flame. She suddenly opened her eyes and turned to an elderly woman. "What do you think the light is?" The woman smiled at her, "Why its the light of heaven, my dear." "No, no," the nearby teenager cut her off, "It's a birth canal. Through the tunnel into the light we live again." A man scoffed and waved them off, "I have to say, as a scientist, its a star. Everyone who ever lived, and anything you ever saw, was born in the heart of a star. So maybe, just maybe, we return to it. Matter back into energy," he shrugged. She stood soundlessly, watching them disappear one by one into the light. Everyday she stood here at the portal waiting for her beloved Oliver to return. And everyday she wondered what lay beyond light. It was a mystery she would never solve. She was trapped between the worlds of the living and the dead. Was it really a blessing to be loved by a Reaper?

The last round of the much beloved Fantasy Gacha Carnival is going on now. This has been one of my all time favorite events in SL. Its always fun, and always had a good collection of gachas for the men. But take heart, rumor has it the Fantasy Gacha may be continuing with new leadership and new location. Stay tuned for more news. You can view the current round's shopping guide here: FGC Shopping Guide And on Flickr: FGC Flickr  Also note: The Fantasy Gacha Carnival can be found here FGC @ Yasum

On Her, The Ghost Lady:
Hat: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline Windlace Hat RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Jacket: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline Windlace Jacket RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Dress: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline Windlace Bodice gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Skirt: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline Windlace Skirt, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Overskirt: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline Windlace Overskirt, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Vest: Silvan Moon Designs Evangeline  gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(75L)
Fur Wrap: Stitched Premium Harra Fur Shawl RARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha Carnival)(99L)
Mask: Kotolier Soiree Masque 11 Violet, gacha [mesh](90L)
Necklace, earrings: deviousMind VictorianGothic Royal Cross Jewelry Set, gacha [mesh](75L)
Skin: Glam Affair Amberly II - Polar - Red Ice G (no longer available)
Skin applier: Glam Affair Maitreya Mesh body - Polar Tone Appliers (349L)
Hair: Exile Full Of Grace, naturals [mesh](280L)
Lashes: FTL Eyelashes - C01 Natural (280L)
Eyes: IKON Charm Eyes - Brown [mesh](150L)
Body, Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara [mesh](2750L)
Pose: Zzang (no longer available)

Setting:
Organ: Luna Rosarie Eleison Organ [mesh](Creators Collection Box)(1600L)
Hallway: Win Factory Halls of the Drow Noble Basic Set 1 [mesh](no longer available)


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Shadow of the Reaper

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STORYLINE: Metal scraped against the cold stone tiles. The sound echoed in the atrium of the Blessed Virgin's Home for the Mentally Insane. The crazed chatter of the denizens, each locked carefully in their padded rooms, suddenly fell silent. It was so quiet, the soft pad of bare feet sauntering down the hall was audible. One daring old man peeked through a small crack in the doorframe. "Dr. Oliver Conray? he gasped. The scantly clad figure outside froze. "Oh, thank god it is you," the old man wiped the sweat from his brow. "I was worried something bad had happened to you. Say, uh...," he leaned in close to the door and whispered, "How about you help your old card playing buddy out? Let me outta here?" He smiled hopefully. The mute figure of Dr. Oliver Conray slowly turned towards the old man. His face was pale as death, eyes a souless inky black. The old man recoiled in horror. Dr. Oliver Conray raised his scythe high in the air, and with a mighty swish, the old man dropped dead to the ground.

Have you stocked up with Halloween ROMP goodies? Today is the last day. Shown above are two of my favorites from this round, the Naberius collar by the talented & twisted Contraption/CerebusXing team, and this badass harness and skirt by Salt & Pepper. It comes in fits for several female mesh bodies but no males. I used Slink female mesh body on the male base shape to model this outfit, and wore the male Mort Vivant skin for slink by TableauVivant. Works great in the back, but sadly Slink female does not have a flat chest option for the front. (The male and female Slink bodies are being updated right now. I put in a request for a flat chest option.) (Another option for genderbendering your way into clothing not originally made for men is to use the Maitreya mesh body with the Boi chest mod you can find in the marketplace.) Also shown is this amazing Asylum build by Madpeas. It is HUGE. It needs a full or half sim to rez.  The Scythe with inlay is by Swagga from a past Totally Top Shelf. The Edward hair by Tableau Vivant is on sale at The Men's Department. It includes a fit for default head and TMP head.

Happy Halloween weekend gang!

On Him, Reaper Oliver Conray:
Collar: NABERIUS accessory [mesh](ROMP)(299L)
Skirt, harness: SALT & PEPPER Harness Gown [mesh](ROMP)(599L)
Hair: Tableau Vivant Edward [mesh](The Mens Department)(250L)
Weapon: Swagga Rune Scythe with inlay [mesh]
Skin Body: Tableau Vivant Mort Vivant applier, Slink (400L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Male [mesh](450L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body [mesh](1250L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - Really? (50L)

Setting:
Building: Madpeas Run Down Asylum, 159m x 80m footprint, 1100 li [mesh](975L)

Friday, October 28, 2016

Waking Quetzalcoatl

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STORYLINE: Drip, drip, drip. The passage of time was like the steady drip of water into his tomb. The Temple of the Moon had long since been forgotten. Thick jungle vines covered it's secret entrance. Unknown to him, the legend of the Feathered Serpent had become something he would barely recognize. He remembered the frantic prayers of the lake people. They called him Quetzalcoatl and begged him to strike down the false god, Cortez. But still he slept. Meddling in the affairs of humans is how he came to be in this cursed sleep. ...However, today was different. Cautious footsteps of a trespasser echoed in his maze. Trap after trap was sprung. He chuckled to himself. He had created many delicious ways for fools to die. There was a loud bang followed by a sharp metal swish. The scent of blood wafted in the damp air. He licked his parched lips. Had it been 4000 years since he last drank blood? He felt sad his entertainment was over. Wait. His eyes snapped opened. The steps were continuing. This could be no human. Who dared to invade his lair?!

Need a good scare for Halloween? Try the many ways to die in Madpea's wildly beloved game, Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior. The game is ending soon! Shown above are a few prizes from the game, and also decor items you buy to pimp-out your very own Doom Tomb of Woe.

For more details, go here:
Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior * Game Enhancers * Prizes * How to Play

On Him, Quetzalcoatl:
Skin appliers: Fallen Gods Scales Eclipse [xy] Omega, Slink, TMP (The Fantasy Collective)(660L)
Headdress, Weapon: Pucca Firecaster PFC Inca Crown, Scepter [mesh](Lost Treasure of the Inca Warrior)(prize)
Collar: Wimey Tribal Collar Gold [mesh]
Necklace: Papermoon *pm* Necklace of Da'at [mesh](350L)
Noseguard: Meva Anira Headband Gold [mesh](195L)
Earrings: Meva Round Plate Earring Silver [mesh]
Goatee: NO.MATCH NO.HARM. [mesh](group gift, 50L to join)(free)
Hair: NO.MATCH NO.SMOKE. (male avatar)[mesh](200L)
Outfit: BareRose El Indio Dorado C2 [mesh](190L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands - Male [mesh](450L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - Nothing to see here male (50L)

Tomb of Quetzalcoatl:
Statues, crypt, crystal, pedestals, bowls: Madpea Inca Collection, 25 li [mesh](2499L)
Door1: Madpeas Incan Gem Door [mesh](399L)
Door2: Madpeas Incan Lever Door [mesh](399L)
Door3: Madpeas Incan Crystal Door [mesh](399L)
Ground: {anc} ground panel {soil/red/w beads} 2Li [mesh](148L)

BONUS: Madpea's Friday Freebie: Magical Sweeping Broom
Just wear your Madpea group tag, buy for 1L (It will be refunded to you.) ONE DAY ONLY!



Monday, September 19, 2016

The Gent's Crate

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3 Days left to Subscribe to the Gents Crate, Don't miss it!

Join the GentsCrate group between the 9th - 22nd of each month, and receive your crate of goodies on the 23rd via group notices. The introductory Gents Crate is L$1000.

Group: http://world.secondlife.com/group/964e2423-3b35-ccc9-a8cd-7e6ef1558b68

For more information, go to: http://www.gentscrate.com

September Participating Designers:
Unrepentant * elephante poses * House of Alcott * ChiMia * HopScotch * KROVA * EPIA * Essences * Souzou Eien * DEADPOOL FASHIONS * REKT * Caboodle



Setting:
Campsite: Death Row postapoc camp - fatpack [mesh](The Crossroads) (pg 1700L, adult 1999L)
Motorcycle: Remarkable Oblivion Junkyard Dogs - The Ace - RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Land: Landscapes Unlimited Skybox Environment All-In-One [SMALL][4.2]

On Him, Smuggler of the Wastelands:
Collar: Wimey Tribal Collar Bronze  [mesh] (Secret Affair)(125L)
Necklace: Meva Nemia Necklace Silver [mesh] (Group Gift 14 days calendar)(free)
Belt, jacket: FATEplay Max Alt [mesh](400L)
Goggles: Remarkable Oblivion Sandstorm - WhiteWash - Closed [mesh](199L)
Headphones: The Forge / Lab737 Voice of Communism, RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)
Gloves: O.M.E.N Black Cruising Gloves [mesh](190L)
Mag: Remarkable Oblivion Messenger Bag - Cayote Tan MALE [mesh](199L)
Boots: Lapointe & Bastchild Swear "Drift Mesh" Boot - Mens v2 [mesh](499L)
Pants: Lapointe & Bastchild Mesh Leather Mens fatpack [mesh] (499L)
Eyes: Clemmm 16mm Eye - Bloodshot -Concave- left[mesh](25L)
Eyes: Clemmm 16mm Eye - Crimsom -Concave- right[mesh](25L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boys&Girls*54 - Black [mesh](120L)
Dirt Applier: Ama Mud Splatter TMP applier only (99L)
Face Applier: Clef de Peau Robin T1 (500L)
Brow Applier: Clef de Peau Robin Black brow (150L)
Skin Applier: Clef de Peau Body Soft:T1 TMP Appliers (500L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Love is a Battlefield

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STORYLINE: “She held her sword, and she smiled like a knife. The men in the room suddenly realized that they did not want to know her better. She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, not up close.” - On War (4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse), Good Omens by Terry Pratchett

On her, WAR:
Corset: Anachron Burlesque Corset - Lilly [mesh]
Boots: EMPIRE Freesia Black Latex [mesh](799L)
Choke: Cureless&Disorderly Akiba Cafe Neko Cosplay Choker RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)
Ears: Cureless&Disorderly Akiba Cafe Neko Ears Dark RARE, gacha [mesh](75L)
Tail: Cureless&Disorderly Akiba Cafe Neko Tail / Black, gacha [mesh](75L)
Bow: Cureless&Disorderly Akiba Cafe Oversize Maid Bow, gacha [mesh](75L)
Sword: Random.Matter Hands of Fate - Sword Silver, gacha [mesh](75L)
Belt: FATEplay Willow Belt - Dark [mesh](400L)
Gloves: BOOM Dame Elbow Gloves black satin [mesh](200L)
Mask: Souzou Eien Lace Masque Silver [mesh]
Hair: Tableau Vivant Hortensia hair - reds [mesh](250L)
BraceletSax Shepherd Designs Gunslinger Bullet Band Armband Black [mesh](399L)
Head, skin applier, eyes, teeth: Genesis Lab Genesis_Head_Julia_2.0_Sexy, gacha [mesh](99L)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.4 [mesh] (1250L)
Pose: Musa Harp Pink, gacha [mesh](50L)

Setting:
Heart stand: Air Lost Heart stand(gold)_CM[mesh](150L)
Hookah: Souzou Eien Mosaic Hookah [mesh](We <3 Roleplay)(100L)
Chaise lounge: Noctis Belle Rouge Chaise [mesh](225L)
Chandeleir: Noctis Belle Rouge chandeleir/light with bra [mesh](155L)
Floor lamp: Noctis Belle Rouge standard lamp [mesh](95L)
Planter: Noctis Belle Rouge planter 2 [mesh](99L)
Planter: Noctis Belle Rouge planter 1 [mesh](99L)
Chair: Noctis Belle Rouge chair V2 arms [mesh](155L)
Cage: Souzou Eien Lucky Cricket Cage [mesh](300L)
Rug: Libertine Viscount rug, 2 textures swap, Viscount set [mesh]
Cello: Death Row DRD Victorian Musicroom - cello [mesh](75L)
Harp: Death Row DRD Victorian Musicroom - harp playable [mesh](245L)
Body bags: ContraptioN Wrapped Corpses [mesh](free)
Burlesque stage: Death Row drd Villa Rouge VR stage [mesh](350L)
Burlesque bar: Death Row DRD Villa Rouge Building [mesh](450L)
Skybox: Warm Animations Warm - Fancy Skybox, (tinted) [mesh](LTD)(500L)