Today I am dancing through the woods on my tiptoes to summon spring. Or rather, my virtual self is, but given that its back to rain around here I might be up for some spring summoning myself. In particular, I am really hoping the weekend stays dry as I am doing my first-ever dressage competition on Sunday. For now, though, I am content to listen to the rain (it sounds a bit springy, admittedly) putting together this post which focuses on the latest We Love Role-Play round as well as a big Slink update.
A couple of days ago, I went through the Gacha Guardians event. This is a mainstore gacha event where you pick up a HUD, touch a runestone at a participating store and then click the HUD to get a teleport to a random store from the list. It takes a bit longer than just camming through the vendors at a single-location event, but I do think you give a bit more consideration to gachas that look potentially interesting (and if it comes from a store you don’t recognize, you might also take a moment to browse a bit before going on). Once you have filled up the HUD you can access a special location where you can redeem any keys you have earned by playing any given machine ten times for special Gifts of the Guardians which are exclusive to the event and retired afterwards.
There’s easter preparations waiting for me, but I cheated and took these photos yesterday to be all set for a post today. Well, all set except for the writing, of course. What we have today that is new is a bed from Noble Creations, jewellery from the Plastik and ieQED and a hair from Wasabi Pills. Plus a reminder about this being the last weekend of the Skin Fair.
Roleplay-oriented gowns in Second Life are quite often on the fancier side, suitable for the ladies of the realm. But sometimes you want to portray other sides of the story and fortunately Senzafine has a new gown out at Genre‘s Medieval round (which is awesome in general) which is perfect for that purpose. Feel like playing Cinderella before she found her prince? Now you have the right dress for the occasion. And if you visit We Love Role-Play, you can pick up a great oven and cookware set from Noble Creations so that you can get your work done too.
Tuli has a beautiful new skin out at the Skin Fair and she’s a definite must to demo if you like pale skins (but naturally there are darker tones than this as well). Silentsparrow also has a new release out, another beautiful tattoo, and I am showing an early look at alaskametro‘s next release for Whore Couture.
It all started with the latest release from lassitude & ennui for We Love Role-Play. I was struggling to find a good outfit that would show it off and in the process ended up following some weird lines of thought. Like, what if you crossed A Song of Ice and Fire with Victor Milán’s The Dinosaur Lords, a new fantasy series that I read some months back which, yes, has knights on dinosaurs. Its kind of a wacky concept and I am still not entirely sure how I feel about the book, but it definitely had potential. I mean, what is not cool about riding a dinosaur?
The latest release from Silent Sparrow, a beautiful tattoo, inspired me to ditch my clothes and head for the woods wearing nothing but the latest set from ieQED. I opted for summery woods this time, however, even though it is still very much winter here in Sweden. But I do like having our sim setup to cater to different seasons all at once, even if it perhaps lacks in cohesion that way.
I have ended up with a lot of naughty bits and pieces waiting to be blogged, in part due to the new adult gacha event called Objets d’Amour, brought to Second Life by the creators behind ROMP. My first pick from there is a lingerie set by Luxuria, which thematically went very well with a previous ROMP item by Dutchie.
I wasn’t quite sure in what direction to take this post, but then the new wolves from Jian for We Love Role-Play (which opens today!) landed in my inventory. All of a sudden, a more gothic scene was born, in a dark and lonely manor out on the English moors. A grand bookcase from Noble Creations helps set the scene and a few pieces of heirloom jewellery from the Plastik finishes off the look.
Noble Creations has a new furniture set out for the Fantasy Collective and it inspired me and Ran to bring out the outfits we bought at Genre’s Regency round, from the Muses and Last Ride, respectively.
ROMP is back with another round of elegant kink and I must say this is quite a spectacular edition with some very nice (and naughty) things on offer. Among those, new lingerie from Luxuria, a cosy rug and fireplace from Jian and some sultry eye makeups from Hekate. Also featured is a new mainstore release from Magika.
Despite all the landscaping I have done lately, I thought I would start off the new blogging year with a shot with less focus on my surroundings, in order to highlight one of my favourite things in Second Life: jewellery. And as it happened, the Plastik just released two gorgeous new earrings at their mainstore. An excellent excuse for a couple of profile photos, which also illustrate why mesh heads have not been a hit with me; try finding one that has a profile even vaguely in this direction and you will find its pretty much all cute button noses and rather flat faces. So, that’s my mini-rant for the new year, but now onto the goodies!
As I had guessed, the holidays were not conducive to blogging. But that’s alright, they were conducive to lots of good food and lots of reading. Now, however, I need to distract myself from the upcoming end (of the year, that is), so I have been doing a bit of landscaping on the sim again. With the help of the fatpack of Fanatik‘s Lofoten cliffs, red mountains and rocky islands have started cropping up on the sim. Our new desert area isn’t quite the way I’d like it yet (I need better sand textures and I need play around a bit more with the placement of the land forms set from Studio Skye), but its good enough to serve as the backdrop for these shots.