A lone warrior wandering the rugged wilderness, a tall watchtower looming in the background. The Six Lakes sky landscape from Landscapes Unlimited provides the perfect backdrop for showing off the Immortal Elf outfit from Noble Creations and the Chillon Tower from Fanatik looks right at home amidst these tall mountains as well.
Dreaming Thicket has a new gown out at We Love Role-Play, this time inspired by Viking and early medieval gowns. It is a simple style that comes in earthy colours that look warm and comforting during the winter season. I used a few pieces from Nomad’s Midgard gacha to setup the scene of an early winter morning in a wooden house with a central fireplace and some simple furnishings. The hair is a favourite from Stealthic which looks great in red, the freckled skin is from alaskametro and the head is one of my LightStar heads, Marian.
Without any help from cute cartoon animals, this Cinderella has to sort out a gown for the ball on her own. I just love the kind of scenes you can setup with well-made roleplay props and some of the best definitely come from Roawenwood. The latest set is out at We Love Role-Play and offers not only a few different work animations but also options for rezzing different in-progress garments on the dummy. The top and skirt seen here is one such option, the dress shown in the background another.
Today is George R.R. Martin’s 70th birthday (happy birthday, George!), so it seems only right to be blogging Senzafine’s Elswyth gown which comes in 12 colour combinations inspired by Westerosi Houses. To show a bit of the variety available, I tried something I haven’t done in a while, namely to setup my avatar in three different looks and photo each separately. I had to be a little more careful than usual with lighting so that it work fine to splice the images together, so it is a bit flatter than I would like. But I think I need to play around with this more; it beats having to buy mesh body parts, skins, hair and clothing for multiple alts!
Time for another video, this time to take a closer look at the animated chess set from Dutchie. The set includes a version where you sit on the floor and one where you sit at a table. It is the latter that is shown in the video and I talk a bit about how you may need to adjust the size of the table and chairs to work with the seated animations included in the chess set. Also featured in the video are a pair of new outfits from Caverna Obscura, a matching pair of Grecian/Roman tunics.
The Maliana Fairy Gacha from the Plastik is gorgeous, intricate and huge. Collecting everything would take a lot of luck and persistence, but there are many cool individual pieces. What I am wearing here is actually far from all of it because there are a couple of different jewellery sets and I simply couldn’t fit it all in at once. If I had to pick a favourite piece, I would be hard pressed, though the two rare skins are very striking with their beautiful tattoos. The bento wings (which come with a HUD with a lot of pose and animation options) are also lovely and then there’s all the jewels! To see everything that is included as well as close-ups of each individual items, make sure to check out the Plastik’s site.
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.
As warm as it continues to be here, a nice big pool would be fabulous. A beach would be even better. But that has to wait a few weeks so in the meantime I try to cool off in front of the computer as best as I can. Maybe I should hang out in my winter landscape instead? Not while wearing this outfit from Voluptas Virtualis, though, it is definitely made for somewhere warm and sunny.
Last week, I was reached by the sad news that Nephilaine, the creator behind the Muses, had lost her RL husband. A fundraiser had been set up for her and their twin children, to help with the expenses that cannot be avoided in a situation like this. In the long term, however, it will undoubtedly be important for the Muses to reach as many customers as possible. With that in mind, I created a video showcasing the store, hoping to encourage some old and new customers to visit and do some shopping.
As soon as I spotted the Imperial gacha by Enfant Terrible, I knew I had to play it a few times to get something together for Ran. He’s often too busy to be doing much shopping himself these days, but he’s happy to have things found for him and then get called for some photos. With my usual gacha luck, I didn’t get any rares or accessories, just several different colours of the main outfit, but it is quite nice on its own. I also picked up one of the laurels from the Marketplace and then set the scene with decor items from Libertine. My own outfit is from the Dreaming Thicket and my hair is an upcoming release from Stealthic.
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.
Luxuria’s thigh high stockings for ROMP set the tone for this post; they have “worship me” written into the seam on the back. I paired them with the Charline bodysuit from Voluptas Virtualis, though I passed on the included garters as they did not line up with the stockings. And just like I said in my previous post, you’re getting to see another colour of the Somber hair from Stealthic, here a dark wine-red. The poses are from the Madam Lyla Parlor Couch by Roawenwood.
A couple of days ago we jumped ahead into summer with temperatures that made sitting at the computer a low priority. Today is a little cooler, enough that I was inspired to do some photos again. This set features a mix of fantasy items items from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and We Love Role-Play, plus an amazing hair from Stealthic that will be out on the 15th at Kustom9. I headed down into my caves from Fanatik again for the perfect surroundings, and added a touch of magic with these eerie swirls from the Plastik. I also got some more mileage out of the Mythril Role-Play HUD for putting together these pose combinations.
I am taking a brief break in my Fantasy Faire coverage to take a look at a gacha collaboration between Stealthic and Toksik called the Off-Stage collection. The hair is of course made by Stealthic and the photo studio, backdrop and various props (lights, toolbox, ladder, chair) by Toksik. The rares are the hair and the photo studio itself but there are several other pieces that you can use on their own as well. The backdrop, for example, makes for a nice photo backdrop and all the lights are functional light sources.
I wasn’t very old when I got my first book on Greek mythology and for a while I could recite some rather long lists of deities and their familial connections. I don’t remember all of it any longer but the stories remain some of my favourites. In most English-speaking countries, the Roman names for various deities and heroes are more commonly used than the Greek ones, but I always preferred the latter and you will occasionally hear me muttering “it is Herakles, not Hercules, dammit”. This gacha outfit from deviousMind, however, is gorgeous even though it is called Diana rather than Artemis. ;) Fact is that while the Romans did end up borrowing a lot of Greek deities and heroes, their own pantheon was quite different before many of the main gods and goddesses ended up merging with their closest Greek counterparts. So it might be more appropriate to refer to Diana and Artemis as “sisters” rather than exactly the same goddess.