Virtually: Otherworldly

Shapes, photography, fashion and more from Second Life, by our otherworldly alter egos Freyja Nemeth (Linda) and Ran Garrigus (Elio).

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Midsummer Night

It is that most Swedish of holidays today, aka midsummer. This year, I have not danced around a midsummer pole singing “SmÃ¥ grodorna”, but I did have strawberries so all is (mostly) in order anyway. I am now feeling rather stuffed and the humid weather is likely to put me to bed soon, so this is just a quick look at the second Fantasy Collective release from Aisling.

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Muses Renewed

More and more creators are now moving to offering their mesh as fitmesh, either based on “Ruth” or on specific bodies, and the advantage in terms of fit over “Standard Sizes” is quite considerable. Producing fitmesh for all different bodies still involves a lot of work, however, so I am very happy that many creators have opted for supporting more than one brand. But why am I going on about this today? Because the Muses has re-released some of my favourite gowns in four fitmesh sizes for the classic/system body, Slink’s two bodies and an experimental size for the Maitreya Lara body. So, I am taking a second look at a couple of them, and as it happened they went beautifully with some new jewellery from Aisling.

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Lady of the Castle

I am feeling knackered after a jumping lesson on a horse that must have a fair bit of sloth mixed into its genes. Whew. But even so, I managed to stage a little scene to show off the latest gown from Senzafine together with some furnishings from Noble Creations. And I dragged on Ran to do double duty as photographer and pretty prop.

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I’ve got some subtitling waiting for me, so this is a bit of a quickie with more photos than text for once. I returned to the Black Basalt Beach to take a series of shots of the latest release from Luxuria, the Nautical lingerie. It is available at the current round of the Liaison Collaborative. There are lots of great little photo spots on this sim and I found one setup that I thought was lovely for showing off this lingerie.

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Bad Pixels Indeed

From medieval castles to the beautiful Black Basalt Beach and a distinctly more modern look. One Bad Pixel (now located in the same building as Slink), the collaboration between sachi Vixen of Adam n Eve and Siddean Munro of Slink, have just had a brand relaunch. With it comes updates to most of their previous products to fitted mesh for Slink Physique and Slink Physique Hourglass as well as a couple of new releases, made specifically for the Slink mesh bodies. The dress I am wearing is one of these new releases and while it may look a bit like I strolled down to the beach from a party, the sandals by Zaara definitely belong in this setting.

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Corseted Ornament

I finally managed to lure Ran away from work to pose with me—and to show off one of the latest hairs from Wasabi Pills, at that. Myself, I am showing off a new corset from Aisling and the chair we’re featuring is from Noble Creations.

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Fortunately, I don’t need my voice to write a blog post, because its been mostly gone for the last few days thanks to this virus. I’ve also had an incredibly sore throat and I am just so done with being sick right now. The weather has been glorious (if a bit too hot) and I’ve mostly been coughing in bed. But, enough about my misery and onto a mix of new items from among others Noble Creations, ieQED and Silentsparrow. I decided to setup this scene in our new castle by Fanatik—if I am going to decorate every room, I will need a lot of new furnishings!

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Midsummer Romance

Roawenwood (whose store has recently been remodelled and there is to be a photo contest on the sim) has a lovely summery swing with plenty of animations (single & couple) at the Fantasy Collective. I thought it deserved a bit of a floral theme for my accessories as well, so I went with some recent releases by Noble Creations and ieQED. I am also wearing a hair from Alice Project’s Summer Fun event, which offers one free hair per day in special colour packs and an extra bonus pack for those in her VIP group (which you really should join if you’re a hair addict since right now—today being the last day—the price is 50% of the usual joining price and you can then pick up the gifts you’ve missed).

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A Lonely Seat

The latter half of May was eaten up by illness and scrambling to meet deadlines, so I am still behind on my reviews. But even though last month’s We Love Role-Play is over and the new one is just around the corner, I just had to combine a preview from Aisling from the new round with on my favourite items from the last round. After all, who can resist having their very own Iron Throne?

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Come Into My Castle

I may have a slight castle problem. As in, I saw the new release from Fanatik and I could not resist buying it…without first checking that I had room on the sim. So, I have spent a couple of days moving things around and while I am not quite done yet, at least mine new castle has a great spot in the middle of the sim.

The Arkaig castle is a mighty medieval castle which reminded me a bit of the nearby Bohus Fortress, especially with the way the courtyard climbs upwards from the gated entrance. This is not a fairy-tale castle but a very realistic building, complete with some rather dark and dank dungeon rooms. I’ve included three shots of the exterior, but to get a good sense of the build you really need to check it out in person (its rezzed at the Fanatik store, but you’re also very welcome to check it out on our sim). The interior especially deserves a good exploration—there’s tons of rooms.

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Roll the Dice

Today is all about two gacha sets, one from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and one from the upcoming round of the Arcade. Both of them are of course extra nice with all the pieces present, but they are not gachas that depend on you collecting everything to have a usable set.

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Harnessed in Leather and Lace

Aisling has a couple of new releases out for the Whimsical event and the Isfyr harness was (unsurprisingly) irresistible to me. A sexy leather or latex harness with optional lace panels on the side and with draped chains as further accents. The fatpack is available at a discount at the event and comes with a HUD that gives you 16 colours for the straps, several metal options and tinting options for the lace panels. Fitmesh sizes for Maitreya and Slink are included and as you can see the fit is quite divine on the Slink Physique body. I can’t quite decide if it looks sexiest from the front or the back, so I’ve included shots of both.

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My Lord & My Lady

This one is almost all about We Love Role-Play, which underscores what a great round the current one is. And not just for the girls as there’s definitely some nice things for the guys available as well, as evidenced by Ran’s presence in these photos.

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My Lady’s Favour

Thanks to a bout of norovirus last week that I am still not feeling recovered from, I have an even bigger pile of pretty things to show off than usual. My apologies to anyone that I owe a post! I did manage to put together a little scene today, though I fear I may be less verbose than usual as I have a couple of reviews to write for for our Game of Thrones-coverage. But enough of the excuses and on to a pair of very cool sets from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and a beautiful gown from We Love Role-Play.

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Claiming the Sword

The Fantasy Gacha Carnival has opened for another round. The theme is “medieval materials” and this has produced some pretty nifty gacha sets. One of my favourites is absolutely Culprit’s Camelot gacha, which I am hoping to get a lot of mileage out of…if I could only land a few more pieces. But I did get just what I needed for this shot, at least.

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