Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pumpkin Mania

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If you don't have a name, what do people call you? I mean, do they just wave and smile, or jingle little silver bells or what? -- Delirium (from Neil Gaiman's Sandman)

I remember reading Sandman as a graduate student (the first time around, when I was working on my MA in Communication at Emerson). I'd give myself monthly treats. if I finished my work every month, I would allow myself to go buy one more gorgeously bound trade-sized edition of Sandman. By the end of a year and a half I'd read them all, and the sad thing is that I remember Sandman better than I remember my classes. Isn't that always the case? The things that catch our imagination stick around; the things that bore us swiftly flee our brain.

The character of Delirium is so very fey and dark, the perfect embodiment for a generation. She used to be Delight -- but the years wore on, and instead, she represents the drifting realities of drug-use and the hour of the rave just before dawn. ~silentsparrow~ recreated the bright daze of this character in the Mania outfit. It comes with two kinds stockings and fishnet leggings, a youthful shape, and a fish on a string (the fish comes in talking and non-talking versions). Do click the fish, Delirium's voice sent me rocketing back in happy nostalgia. Delirium (and Neil Gaiman) makes me think of things differently, which is perhaps the whole point of life... Calico's Mania hair was made to match this outfit, and I love the curls cascading over one shoulder.

More Halloween love. Not only has Rebel -X- given out a little group-gift pumpkin today (not the one on my back, that's an awesome Rebel -X- new release), but Violet Voltaire also has a number of elegant little dollarbie necklaces scattered around her various stores. "This started out as one experimental necklace and just grew far beyond what I thought it would be. So I decided to split up all the gemstone choices into dollarbie packs. Each pack contains a gold and silver necklace as well," said Violet. So nice, isn't she?! Six are at her main location in Haven Shire, and there is also one at the freestyle shop, and at the Lucky Kitty Crew headquarters. Join Violet's group for the SLURLs! I'm totally outfitting my lucky chair alts in these today! (See it in the last photo down thar.)

Also lovely for Halloween is the last gasp of the Fleur Vivant skin sale. I was able to pick up this skin for 50% off (a steal at 250L), and the cat eyes and soft lips are saucy and elegant in a way that I always expect from Fleur. The sale is going on for another two weeks, and is an amazing bargain.

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***Necklace: Violet Voltaire Eternity Necklace in Silver/Amethyst - group gift!
***Skin: Fleur Vivant Cream Feline 3 (on sale for two more weeks!)
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Mania in Dark Copper
***Shoes: Akeyo chucks in skulley pattern with amazing color-change script
***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ mania costume, in homage to Delirium
***Backpack: Rebel -X- Pumpkin Backpack
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