Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bats in the Cave

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STORYLINE: So he was little obsessed with swords, no big deal. So shiny and sharp, he couldn't help himself. He collected them like a rat building a nest. They said he was "batty" or had "bats in the cave" which was just another way to say "a screw loose." But he had to admit, there just something cool about bats. They hid in caves and only came out at night. A cave was a great place to hide his collection. In fact, he decided the bat would be his totem animal. Yeah. A rat that can fly. He liked it, it was fitting.

Release the Bats! This past Sunday was World Goth Day, and in honor of the event I thought it would be fun to take a trip to the Batcave. *winks* Fantasy Gacha Carnival is back. Shown above is excellent new Gladiator FGC gacha by Gabriel that includes collar, boots, pants, belt, and gloves. Each items comes in a fit for Slink, TMP, Niramyth, or classic avatar. Each item is fitted, so it will conform your shape. Also at FGC, is the nice Hands of Fate Sword by Random Matter. It's a prop sword, and a very nice one to have.  From the 2nd round of Epicene is the fun Bat Helmet by Krova. Its non-rigged, so you can edit it for a a good fit.  Also at Epicene is the Sacred Tattoo by Dappa.  I used it along with the Fallen Gods Fallenstien Demon tattoo for 2 toned skin. The main body color is actually the new Fallen Gods pink skin Sidera Rose on sale at The Fantasy Collective.  Matching that pink skin is the Remarkable Oblivion Wocky Wings from the Alice in the Wonderland gacha. The older Remarkable Oblivion Malificient Head Wings you can still find in the marketplace.  From We <3 Roleplay is wicked Iron Throne by Death Row Designs. I love this original take on the Iron Throne. It includes single poses for male, and female, couples, and adult.  This picture was taken in the Fanatik mesh cave.

On Him, Cave Dweller:
Headdress: KROVA Bat Helmet [mesh](Epicene)(250L)
Collar: Gabriel ::GB::Armour Gorget Collar Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Pants: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Pants Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Boots: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Boots Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Belt: Gabriel ::GB::Gladiator Belt Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Gloves: Gabriel ::GB::Long Glove Black, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Sword: Random.Matter Hands of Fate - Sword [Silver], gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Tattoo body applier: DAPPA Sacred Tattoo TMP applier (Epicene)(299L)
Tattoo head and body appliers: Fallen Gods Fallenstien demon, gacha (75L)
Skin body appliers: Fallen Gods Sidera [xy]+FGInc.+ Rose (The Fantasy Collective)(660L)
Headdress: Remarkable Oblivion RO - Malificient Head Wing [mesh](149L)
Wings: Remarkable Oblivion RO - Wonderland - Wocky Wings RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Makeup applier: Lovely Disarray Hozuki : Makeup Set (150L)
Eyes: IKON IKON Spectral Eyes - Starfall [mesh](150L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - touch me here male (50L)

Throne: Death Row DRD Iron Throne [mesh] (We <3 Roleplay)(adult 670L)
Cave: Fanatik CAVES – ultimate mesh cave building prefab [mesh](4500L)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Forgotten Kohaku River

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STORYLINE: For hours he would stand perfectly still in a random body of water. Was this his home? He was a water spirit, yes, but no matter how hard he tried, he could not remember if this was his lake, his pond, or his river. No place was familiar. Had his home been destroyed? He didn't know. As long as his name was lost to him, so too were his memories.

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is back! Head over to the official website and flickr group for images of all the wonderful goodies you can win. Inspiring this post is the amazing Cureless Dragon ultrarare. It comes with a hud to change the colors of the body, whiskers, horns, eyes, teeth, and tongue to either white, black, red or green. It's an attachment you can scale for a good fit.  From AIR is the gorgeous weeping Shidare Sakura tree. The detail of each flower is lovely. It's perfect for gardens or even scaled down as bonsai. It comes in white, pink, blue, or black petals. It includes a hanging tassel for the tree that can change to red, plink, blue, white, yellow, or black and gold or silver metal. There are 4 bonus twig sprigs, and 3 hanging flowers.  Also used by AIR is the hanging mouth tassel gacha, Rin.  Matching up nicely with the tree is the wearable sakura petal storm by Naminoke. It spirals around the body in a magical way and lines up nice with the Dragon familiar too.  For fans of Miyazaki's Spirited Away, you might have spotted this is my take on Haku. For his bob hairstyle, I used the Freya hair from Wasabi Pills, and for his outfit I used the Suikan by BareRose. I edited the top to remove the undershirt and sleeves.  Shown below the May Soul's Blindfold from the Akira gacha at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Its non-rigged so you can adjust the fit. The setting for this picture was taken at LEA13 Miyako jima Island.

On Him, Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi:
Pet: Cureless Dragon Halfbreeds Familiar ULTRARARE, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Tattoo applier: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Pure applier (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Hands: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Dragonhands PURE (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Feet: CURELESS Dragon Halfbreeds, Dragonfeet PURE (Fantasy Gacha)(75L)
Mouthie: Air 16)_Air_Rin B gold (blue)_TM, gacha  [mesh]30L
Blindfold: May's Soul Akira Blind white, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Gacha)(50L)
Petal storm: Naminoke *N*(BOY) - Sakura Petal - Blue [mesh](480L)
Top: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Suikan ME Blue Trim [mesh](190L)
Fundoshi: BareRose ::: B@R ::: Rokushaku [mesh](190L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Freya Mesh Hair - Ash [mesh] (250L)
Brow applier: Tableau Vivant ~Tableau Vivant~ Eyebrow 03 (Tintable) (80L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Minos Mort Vivant TMP - clean(600L)
Body applier: Tableau Vivant Mort Vivant TMP (400L)
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes - Fjord [mesh](150L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Pose: Del May DM - I'm here male (50L)

Miyako jima Island

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Harajuku Boy

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Once in a while I get a really good challenge that takes me outside my usual comfort zone. This post was inspired by Swagga's Harajuku Boy. Harajuku is a district in Japan where cosplay meets innovative streetwear. It's a great place for people to dress up and hang out with their friends. One Harajuku style that has really taken off is Decora. (It's like the Lisa Frank of fashion styles. lol) It's colorful, youthful, mismatched, and over-the-top in accessories. Basically it turns fashion into a toy, in fact, wearing some toys is a good idea too. lol And it's not just for girls, the guys are rocking this whimsical style too. The Swagga Harajuku Boy shirt, pants, and jewelry are on sale now at Sanarae. You can pick them up in either of the 3 color options for shirts and pants.  Adding a cool J-rock touch to the look is the Mateo hair by Ayashi. I used the wild colors from the Summer pack.  Animated Chainsaw by Nerox is a gacha at the Gacha Garden. From Jian is the delightful Silly Shibes gacha. This little guy will follow you and sit when you sit. He even barks every now and then.  The swagga pants come with a lower leg, but I wanted to add the legwarmers by Krankhaus. They are actually made for Avatar 2, but I was able to make them work. They come with a hud with many excellent and colorful texture options.  From NOMAD is the Tossing Barrels arcade game backpack. It's animated! Very cool. From Neverwish is an older gacha with fun shoes that work great for the Decora. Sometime in the near future, a new 2016 version of the shoes will be released. From Apple May is the bandaid gacha. You can find it at her mainstore in the guys gacha section.  From [ni.Ju] are the face sticker stars gacha, and the group gift metallic nails appliers. The group is free to join.  For the head, I used the COCO Doll Male face with Ikon eyes. Feeling like you want to try this style? Check out the video linked below for more inspiration. This picture was taken at the lovely Blur sim that recreates the sakura lined canals of Japan.

On Him:
Shirt: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Top [mesh](Sanarae)(149L)
Pants: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Shorts Grn/Pink [mesh](Sanarae)(149L)
Necklace, bracelets, ring: SWaGGa Harajuku Boy Addon Pack [mesh](Sanarae)(99L)
Hair: Ayashi Mateo hair-Summer set [mesh](400L)
Chainsaw: Nerox Nero Chain Axe 7 Gacha, Animated Blade gacha [mesh](Gacha Garden)(50L)
Pet: Jian Silly Shibes - Companion Pup White, gacha [mesh](50L)
Legwarmers: krankhaus Avatar 2.0 Kowaii Boots [mesh](25L)
Backpack: NOMAD "Tossing Barrels 3D" Backpack [mesh](250L)
Head: Coco DollCoco Male 2B [mesh] (350L)
Face stickers: [ni.Ju] stars on cheeks - teal, gacha (10L)
Bandaid: Apple May Wrecked Band Aid - Neon Purple, gacha [mesh](25L)
Nails: [ni.Ju] Metallic Nails (group gift)(free)
Eye: IKON Sovereign Eyes Field [mesh] (150L)
Hands: Slink Male Hands [mesh] (450L)
Shoes: Neverwish *NW* Bubble Heart - Blue, gacha [mesh] (no longer available)
Blindfold: SWaGGa Kawaii Blindfold  - Blu/Grn [mesh] (no longer available)
Pose: Nicotine Screaming fist12 (no longer available)


Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fantasy Faire: The Golden General

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STORYLINE: As surely as the Nile flooded each year, Horemheb was certain he was destined for greatness. He was born with gold hair and eyes. The faithful of the Two Lands took his golden features as a sign, for they believed the gods had skin of gold. Horemheb ascended quickly up the ranks of the army as a skilled warrior and strategist. However when he reached the pinnacle of his career, General of Pharaoh's army, chaos struck. The Heretic King denounced all the Gods of Egypt and declared the Sun the one true god. Enraged, Horemheb stormed into the darkest depths of the Holy of Holies. It was sacrilege for anyone to enter except the high priest. Horemheb was not afraid. He demanded the gods intervene immediately. A chill blew into the chamber. From the mist a mysterious voice whispered, "If you strike down King Akhenaten, Queen Nefertiti, and all the Children of the Sun.... a new nation will be born from you, the Children of the Moon." Horemheb smiled. He thought the God had blessed him and his secret plan to take matters into his own hands. Afterall, with all the royals and their followers eliminated, he would be next in line for the throne. He could restore the old religion. However the voice had not issued a blessing, it was a dire warning his cruel ambitions would invoke a terrible curse.

Today is the last day of the Fantasy Faire, and I'm please to bring you a theme dear to my heart, Ancient Egypt. Fallen Gods has created the Golden Delta sim at Fantasy Faire. It's wonderful to explore and watch the boats sail out. While you are there, don't miss MeadowWorks awesome Egypt gacha, the rare is Nefertiti! Over at WasabiPills is the Cleo mesh hair for girls. Its mod so I reshaped it for a better fit. From Empyrean Forge is the wonderful Emissary's Rook. It comes in male and female fit, and is availible in black, silver, or brown. From OtherSkin is the cool Prophecy chin beard. ... Ok, I have to run. ....Have fun at Fantasy Faire!

On him, Horemheb:
Beard: OtherSkin Prophecy Naturals [mesh](Fantasy Faire, Blackmoor)(175L)
Harness: Empyrean Forge Emmisary's Rook Brown [mesh](Fantasy Faire, Serenity)(475L)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Cleo Mesh Hair [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(250L)
Skirt: titzuki harang skirt / male / blue [mesh]
Mask: MeshedUp Anubis Blue Male, gacha [mesh](no longer available)
Headdress: Arwen's Creations Tiye Underscarf with Diadem by Arwen Serpente (249L)
Coat: Curio Obscura Luxurious Fur Coat Cheetah, gacha [mesh] (100L)
Head applier: Tableau Vivant Yukio - Tone 07 brownish red for TMP (990L)
Skin applier Body: Tableau Vivant tone 7  for TMP (400L)
Eyeliner applier: Aii TMP Unisex Eyeliner Mega Pack (99L)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes - Leonine [mesh](150L)
Head: TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) - Anime (Deluxe) [mesh](5000L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)
Belt: Death Row ancient Egyptian tool belt, gacha [mesh]
Pose: Inertia Stand alone (50L)

Bust: MeadowWorks Nefertiti, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(50L)
Jar1: MeadowWorks Canopic Jar Baboon, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(50L)
Jar2: MeadowWorks Canopic Jar Jackal, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(50L)
Jar3: MeadowWorks Canopic Jar Human, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(50L)
Jar4: MeadowWorks Canopic Jar Falcon, gacha [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(50L)
Statue 1: MeadowWorks Horus statue [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(300L)
Statue 2: MeadowWorks Lion statue [mesh](Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(500L)
Temples: Fallen Gods The Golden Delta~ Temple regular (Fantasy Faire, The Golden Delta)(900L)