Between a whirlwind trip to Madrid for a book signing and interview and packing for our proper vacation, I haven’t had a chance to blog for a good while. As it happened, the wait led to a nice opportunity to pair up Roawenwood’s latest set with a new collaboration from Fallen Gods and Faida. It also allowed for some naughty shots, and I never turn down an opportunity for those.
After a week of being buried beneath a paper on the Romantic image of the Middle Ages, I’ve taken off for space and found an abandoned ship. Or is it abandoned? It seems there might be a surprising visitor on board. Both the ship by 22769 and the spacesuit from Anachron are both from the current round of Genre, which unsurprisingly is themed Sci-Fi.
Chandra Meehan of deviousMind dropped her latest creation on me the other day and it inspired me to shed my clothes and take a dip in the Nile—well, in our little desert oasis, anyway, which I spruced up with some new cattails from Dysfunctional. There’s a few other pieces from We Love Role-Play in the mix as well, plus new makeups for anyBODY from alaskametro.
I am not quite sure what to call the look that came together today, but there’s certainly a bit of a futuristic flair to it with the tattoos from Fallen Gods, so I headed off to Insilico to find the right surroundings. Fortunately these amazing sims were saved from disappearing into the dark void into which all sims eventually must pass, which is fortunate since I don’t know of any other nice sims with a futuristic/cyberpunk feel to them. Then again, I mostly look for places that suit fantasy/historical roleplay looks, so maybe I am just not that well versed in what’s available when it comes to sci-fi.
The vast majority of the skins available at the Skin Fair are normal human skins, but for those who prefer their Second Life to be a little different, there are a few options. One of these is Alia Baroque’s Fallen Gods brand, which offers two different fantasy skins at the fair—for male as well as female avatars. In this post I am focusing on one of them, Scales. The other skin is called Draco and features a smaller scaling pattern, as if you were a dragon in human form.
Given the scarcity of gorgeous male historical/fantasy clothing in Second Life (unless you’re a grungy barbarian), I am always really thrilled when I come across something that I know Ran will want for his avatar. One brand that is sure to never disappoint in that regard is Junbug’s male side brand/sub brand, fittingly named Heathcliff. At the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, she has a gorgeous set of tunics and matching knee breeches which I promptly spent some money on and then passed over to Ran with orders for him to get dressed. As it happened, I had a new dress to blog, so we made it a little scene in a tavern.
The last two days it seems like half the grid (at least) have been trying to get into the Epiphany. And no wonder, really, because there are some very cool gachas this time around. I’ll be featuring just a taste of two of them in this post, the Terra Decor Gacha from the Plastik and the Cadeau, Costume Edition by Fallen Gods & Faida.
A new year and a new Deco(c)rate. I couldn’t resist subscribing for January as well since I liked the two previous boxes and since the previews looked tempting. The theme, “Frozen Elegance”, also sounded like it would suit me well. As it happens, it most definitely did and I was very pleased with the contents of this Deco(c)rate. I ramble on about this at some length in the unboxing video, which is a little later than usual since I spent most of Sunday at a dog show. I will blame it on being tired that I forgot to take off the HUD for the FATElashes, apologies if that is distracting to have on the video. I seem to mentally edit out the presence of my HUDs.
Welcome to a first for me and the Otherworldly blog. I have dipped my toes into vlogging and created my first Second Life video. I talk a bit about why on the video, but the short version is that I am hoping that Project Bento will bring some interesting new creations that are best showcased through video. This first video, however, is focused on the Fallen Gods 9th anniversary celebrations which include various entertainments as well as a market, a hunt and a fortune teller where you can win the outfit I am wearing called Vanitas. It includes all the attachments seen as well as the skin and hair and comes with Omega, Slink and TMP appliers.
While Autumn has just arrived in RL, I decided to skip ahead a bit for this photo and placed my cosy new cave from E-mesh in our virtual “North”. Together with other Genre pieces from Paper Moon and Nantra as well as tattoos by Fallen Gods, I got myself ready for a snowy hunt.
The Secret Affair is now open and as already teased in my previous post, this round is all about gold. Aisling has a veritable cornucopia of different releases out and I also pulled out some favourites of mine from their previous releases to complete this look. Add to that some gorgeous curls from Wasabi Pills for the Crossroads and a stunning Grecian temple from Fallen Gods.
Have you been to Hair Fair yet? If not, there’s four sims of hair waiting to be thoroughly demoed. And if you already have gone through it once, take a second round (I thoroughly recommend cam-shopping from one of the two extra sims provided for that purpose). It is for a good cause, after all, and you can never have enough hair! If long styles are your passion, you definitely need to check out these three styles from Wasabi Pills.
It isn’t just Romp that is giving a look at the kinkier side of Second Life right now. The current round of the Fantasy Collective caters to a particular kind of fantasies and it is there that we find this bold Courtesan gown from Fallen Gods & Faida. Another pair of ongoing events are the Secret Affair and of course Hair Fair, both represented with new releases from Noble Creations and LeLutka.
A few days still remain of the Fantasy Faire, but I am taking a little semi-break to sneak in some other items as well. With this saucy Faida & Fallen Gods collaboration from the Epiphany, I decided that some lounging about on the opulent Justine couch (also by Fallen Gods) would be just the right environment. The hair, however, is actually from the Fantasy Faire and by Wasabi Pills.
I am not out of the woods yet. In fact, I am not sure that I will be able to get the woods out of me this time, thanks to Alia Baroque’s newest release for We Love Role-Play. Fallen Gods is offering both a new set of Wood Nymph skins (for men and women) and several new tattoos with a very green theme. I thought they were a great match for The Plastik’s offering for the same event, a set of impressive horns with an optional braid for fitting them to your existing hair.