Friday, January 20, 2017

The Hamster’s Human Toys

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STORYLINE: Grammy Hammy was excited. Tonight was her annual New Year's Eve party and all the neighborhood pups were invited. Just in time for the festivities, the mail delivered intricately craved miniature New Years decorations. She bounced happily to her little bonsai display and carefully added her latest little treasures. "There," she stepped back to admire her handiwork. It was just so adorable! Her special guests will be so delighted! ....Well maybe not the pale humorless male who always complained bitterly about being picked-up (he even bit her once!), but the girl was always cheerful and enjoyed being cuddled. Oh! It was almost sunset. The pups better hurry or they will miss it!  It was only after the sunset on New Year's Eve that the mini Ninjas would become visible. They were strange looking creatures, tiny hairless apes (and not all that attractive if you asked her), but they were always welcome in her home as honored guests. Why? Because they were tireless protectors of children. Each year she did her best to honor them and thank them for their service.

On him, Little Ninja Dev:
Hoodie: Tomoto hoodie haoriM white [mesh], gacha (Memento Mori) (75L)
Outfit: Tomoto kurogo red (Homme) [mesh], gacha (100L)
Mask: W-Zero -00-Yoko-EarringsRed, gacha [mesh](75L)
Mask: W-Zero -00-Yoko-EarWhite, gacha [mesh](75L)
Hair: .Shi .Shi : Bob Knot [mesh](285L)
Tail: Cubic Cherry 12{Kitsune} tail grey, gacha [mesh](50L)
Eyes: Aii Ugly & Beautiful Designs Kitsune Red Eyes (50L)
Skin system: Tableau Vivant Nathan - tone 1 - blond (990L)
Skin Body Applier: Tableau Vivant Tone 1, Slink (400L)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands [mesh](450L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Pose: momomuller / 3M standing_m_001-1 (40L)

On her, Grammy Hammy:
Glasses: Crie Style Houkusai (350L)
Kimono: Sakka's Studio Ham Furisode#1  hammer/cream [mesh], gacha (30L)
Avatar: Beetlebones :BB:: Dwarf Hamster Parti-Sable [mesh], gacha (100L)

On her, Little Ninja Aarya:
Guest Appearance: Aarya Phantomhive of the Dark Phantom blog
For a complete stylecard and more of this storyline, visit the Dark Phantom blog Bonsai-champloo.
Sword: Mandala Sakura Dynasty set [mesh](197L)

Setting:
Bonsai: CerberusXing [CX] Juniper Bonsai [mesh](150L)
Flower arrangement: RH Design House [[RH]] KADOMATU (180L)
Screen: Marushin 3)Marushin_Oiran_Tsuitate(LI1) [mesh], gacha (30L)
Case: Marushin 8)Marushin_Oiran_tabakobon (LI2) [mesh], gacha
Blanket: Marushin 4)Marushin_Oiran_Mousen (LI1) [mesh], gacha
Floorlamp: Marushin 5)Marushin_Oiran_Bonbori(LI1) [mesh], gacha
Lamp: Marushin 9)Marushin_Oiran_andon_L (LI1) [mesh], gacha
Instrument: Monkey Banana 1 [MB] KOTO [RARE] [mesh], gacha (50L)
Target: Monkey Banana  4,[MB] NINJA House -Mato(Target) [mesh], gacha (50L)
Wall decoration: Monkey Banana [MB] KUMADE -takarafune- (small) Display [mesh](120L)
Table: Culprit Japanese Zaisu Set O [mesh] (250L)
House: Monkey Girl Dokodemo Washitsu Rectangle [mesh](300L)

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The Sword of the Nippon Nosferatu, 1

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STORYLINE: Kiara's heart beat wildly. Sweat threatened to spoil her meticulously painted geisha makeup. Make no mistake, she was no fancy timid flower. She had been battleworn Enforcer of the Dark penal colony, Cursed, before its destruction. It's just she had never met a living god before. Her trembling hands gripped the priceless blood-gold sword of the Nippon Nosferatu. The sword was worth far more than her life. She preyed silently she would survive standing in *his* presence. Hell, she was grateful he even agreed to meet with her. Afterall, his rage was no secret. Until recently, he had been the God King of the vampires since the age of the pyramids. ...Yeah, he was that scary. Throughout his long life, he was known by many names. In Japan, he was Red Star. 

On him, Red Star (Kaiser Kruel):
Outfit: Gabriel ::GB::Mens kimono 2017 / usukiiro [mesh](Japonica)(320L)
Hat: Maru Kado Suge Gasa (Black) [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Wearble Hover Chair, pose: Naminoke NaMu_RENZA Wear(pelvis) [mesh](Japonica)(333L)
Hair: Air Kazura A01_Tail (ADD)_blond_CM[mesh](Japonica)(100L)
Scarf: .Shi Messiah Gift : NeckWarmer / Unisex . Him [mesh](group gift)(free)
Shoes: .Shi Centurion Sandal TMP male [mesh](285L)
Pet: katat0nik (dark) Cloud Dragon, gacha [mesh](50L)
Pipe: CerberusXing Tassel Kiseru Black/Silver [mesh](250L)
Accessory: Bliensen + MaiTai Goth Moth - Hair Accessory [mesh] (249L)
Eyes: Avatar Bizarre Haunted Mansion Greens [mesh] (no longer available)
Eyeliner applier: Aii TMP Unisex Eyeliner Mega Pack (99L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Kat Skin - Tone 07 brownish red for TMP (990L)
Skin applier Body: Tableau Vivant tone 7  for TMP (400L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Setting:
Throne room: [Azuchi] Azuchi Castle Photo Studio, 77li [mesh](no longer available)


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Dream of the Yuki-Bidanshi

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STORYLINE: Wind whistled through the bare branches of the frozen wasteland. It seemed to Yuri to be loneliest sound on Earth. The coldness bit into his skin. He pulled his coat closer. He shouldn't linger here, there was something he needed to do. But just then, he heard the soft crunch of steps in the snow behind him. He spun around to see a shimmering ghost emerging from the forest. Was it a seductive Yuki-Bidanshi come to lure him to a wintery death? The long mane of the specter whipped wildly in the wind. He should run, but still he stood frozen completely mesmerized by the approaching vision of beauty and elegance. The Yuki-Bidanshi's eyes sparkled with mischief as it glided before him. It was remarkable just how much it looked like his coach Victor. "Wake up, Sleeping Beauty,” the spirit smiled playfully. “Lessons began half an hour ago. You’re late." Oh shit! Yuri bolted straight up out of bed and fell face first on the floor. Its time to celebrate Japanese New Year! Japonica returns with New Years decorations for home and avatar. Don't miss this wonderful event full of the best designers of Japan! For more information, go to: https://baroquedjaponica.blogspot.com/

On Him, Yuki-Bidanshi Victor:
Kimono: Sakka Studio ~Ss~Uchikake { OIRAN } outfit - green [mesh](Japonica)(350L)
Wrap: katat0nik (20) Fur Shawl RARE, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Horns: SOUEN Suzune Horn' Silver[mesh](Japonica)(250L)
Hair: Air Kazura A01_Tail (ADD)_white_CM[mesh](Japonica)(100L)
Eye makeup: Clemmm At Death's Door Transparent eyemakeyuu, TMP (93L)
Nails: Hello Dave Slink Avatar Enhancement Nail Appliers - December Frost (99L)
Eyes: S0NG Frost Aqua Eye [mesh] (50L)
Brow: Aeros brows applier TMP (free)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Marcus(2), Mort Vivant TMP applier(400L)
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)
Pose: Del May DM - Aloof (50L)

Location:
{Hide & Seek}

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)