Its amazing how busy you can be kept by a vacation and by the transition back to normal life after a vacation. The last week has just disappeared in a blur and there hasn’t been much time left for a Second Life. At least the insane heat has disappeared for a bit, so today I was actually able to sit at the computer for a while without melting. The result were some boudoir-style photos of the latest Voluptas Virtualis release together with a brand-new Wasabi hair, a tattoo from Fallen Gods and poses from Serendipity.
While the Fantasy Faire is over for another year, there is no shortage of fantasy left in Second Life. Plus, I did bring home some beautiful mementos, including this lovely private garden based on the Midas build which was one of the quest prizes. It was the perfect setting for showing off the pretty Zinnia set from the Dreaming Thicket as well as a gorgeous jewelry set by Zaara and a new hair by Wasabi.
The official program for the Fantasy Faire ended on Sunday, but the faire itself goes on until May 5th, so you have plenty of time left to shop for a good cause. And there is an extra incentive to do so now. I quote from the post about it:
“An anonymous donor has offered to donate 20,000 dollars if the Faire’s total reaches 40,000 dollars by May 5th.”
That is a fantastic increase of what the Faire could raise for Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society, so keep shopping!
Of course, there is also the Quest, which is a wonderful way of exploring the beautiful sims. If you want to do the Quest in style, why not consider one of the fantastic full avatars from Fallen Gods Inc?
Right now, I seem to be moving from room to room in the Dungan Castle by Fanatik, setting up different scenes in different locations. This one started with the excellent Gothic Bench & Chair set by Fantavatar & Moonstruck for We Love Role-Play. Those pieces just had to be shown off in a castle, but I needed a bit more decor to make the scene come together. That’s when I turn to Paper Moon, especially the sets of tapestries. Those are superb for hanging on your castle walls and making rooms feel a bit more inhabited. You also see a glimpse of a piece from the gacha set “The Songs Ephemera” which are excellent little table settings for different characters.
Time for another visit to Tia’s gorgeous Pompeii Bath House. This time, may I introduce Favorita, your lovely bath attendant? The gown with its…interesting options is another collaboration between Fallen Gods and Faida, which means a lot of texture and style options via the HUD. You can independently retexture (and each colour offers several texture variants) or hide the top, the corset and the skirt. The top can also be worn with one breast exposed, as shown in the second picture. And because you can hide separate parts, you can combine gowns of different colours by wearing two gowns and hiding different parts on each. Here, I am wearing black and purple.
For naughty props and decor to suit a variety of tastes and styles, Roawenwood is great place. One of the latest releases is this dance & display cage, available at the Red Light District. I thought it provided a good opportunity to show off some recent releases from Voluptas Virtualis and Fallen Gods, as well as a gorgeous new hair by Stealthic which uses the same amazing curling textures as Somber.
Fallen Gods & Faida have another beautiful collaboration out at Romp and Fallen Gods also has a gorgeous tattoo to pair with it. I simply had to photo the combination, even though the dress (alas) is only fitted for Maitreya. Given this, I had to do a bit of image combining as the alpha cuts on my Slink Physique didn’t quite work with the plunging neckline. However, nothing about the look of the dress itself has been altered.
The additional time allotted to the Faire this year has run out and after today the Fairelands may disappear back into the mists at any time. I have chosen to say farewell to this year’s Faire with an image from Aetherea. Thanks to tireless work by Alia Baroque, the sim was rebuilt and relaunched after the original incarnation was plagued by unexplainable lag. Eventually, Aetherea also found the balance between light and dark and achieved her final form. Alas, this left Fallen Gods with fewer releases than planned, but the striking Flow skin that I wear here did get launched and there will be more releases at a later date, including versions of parts of the beautiful Aetherea build.
It has been a fabulous 10th anniversary Faire, with considerable sums raised for RFL, and I am already looking forward to next year.
Another piece from the Bound Box that really caught my fancy was the Alpha hair from Analog Dog. While rigged mesh has allowed long hairs to work in a lot of positions, there are always exceptions. And if you want to have a bit of flex mixed in with the mesh for softness and movement, you most definitely need a special hair just for that position. In this case, on all fours. The hair actually comes with a couple poseball as well, but here I am using a lingerie pose from Boudoir Rouge. Also featured is the newest lingerie set from Salt & Pepper and a romantic tattoo from Fallen Gods.
I’ve spent the day cooking food for tomorrow’s julbord—Christmas smorgasbord—and just managed to get everything finished before midnight. My brain is feeling a little overcooked, though, so I’ll be keeping this brief. I am continuing the farewell to genre with a piece from Noctis, combined with a lovely new skin from Fallen Gods and a gacha hair from Analog Dog. My winter nymph is accompanied by an arctic fox from Jian and sits on the elven throne by HEXtraordinary.
I am in the middle of organising a puppy show (have to get up at 4.30 am tomorrow, ugh), so this will be a few short words and two pictures. It was that or nothing, I am afraid. The Plastik has been doing some bento attachments lately, tails in particular. This set features both a tail and ears as well as a bejewelled horn to turn you into part unicorn. This would be the more deer-like variety of unicorn, as evidenced by the tufted tail and the style of the ears. The pieces come with HUDs both for colouring and for controlling the poses of the bento attachments (if you get the fatpack rather than one of the six preset colours, you get additional options), allowing for both static and animated positions.
I know, I know. Autumn has barely begun and I am doing snow & ice pictures. But I really couldn’t think of a more fitting surrounding for the Opal skin from Fallen Gods, which has a lovely, icy feel thanks to the iridescent patterning. And since the idea was to show off the skin, I opted to pass on any clothing and simply accessorize with a hair from Truth and a new set of horns from the Plastik.
A new dress and new shoes from the Plastik, together with a very eye-catching tattoo from Fallen Gods and a short, sassy bob from Wasabi Pills (a gacha which also comes in a version with cat ears) inspired me to pay a visit to the wrong side of town. I derendered a few zombies and dead bodies, since I am not quite ready for that much Halloween in all of my photos, but the eerie feel of the green lights was just perfect.
A lingerie-focused event sounds like just the thing for Second Life and in this post I am showing the first of two releases from Voluptas Virtualis for Frou Frou. Also featured are some lovely new earrings from the Plastik, a pavillion from Trompe Loeil and the new VIP Group Gift from Truth.
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.