Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bro-mance in the Wastelands

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After a hard day of battling in the Wastelands, the girls return home...

You were a brick bag, a bowery tuff, so rough
They called you from a cartoon
Pulled out of your pantaloons.
We laid on the mattress and tumbled to sleep
Our eyes align, swaddled in our civies
Cradled in our dungarees.

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But you, my brother in arms
I'd rather I'd lose my limbs
Than let you come to harm
But you, my bombazine doll
The bullets may singe your skin
And the mortars may fall

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But I, I never felt so much life
Than tonight, huddled in the trenches
Gazing on the battle field
Our rifles blaze away
We blaze away...
~ The Decemberists


Thank you for making some cute fiction with me, Grady. :D

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On metal-girl Grady:
***Hat ~ "Kickass hat-Death Valley" ~ Sn@tch
***Hair ~ "Shamsha-white" ~ Kin
***Eyepiece ~ "Doll scouter" ~ Le Petit Prince
***Eyes ~ Zydratic complication" ~ Tacky Star
***Skin ~ "Eros porcelain-custom version" ~ Nomine
***Right shoulder piece ~ "Sexadoll bionic arm/shoulder" ~ Le Petit Prince
***Left lower and upper arm ~ Mantoid arm guards" ~ Hybrid Productions
***Gloves ~ "Heavy army gloves" ~ Happy Bivouac
***Breastplate/top/pick and shovel ~ "from the "Relic Excavator" set ~ Relic Excavation (Slurl is to the main hub)
***Belt ~ "HPX black belt" ~ Hybrid Productions
***Shorts ~ "Grindhouse cutoffs" ~ Nomine
***Leg Wraps ~ "Midnight straps/socks" ~ Dark Eden
***Thigh knife ~ "Hunting knife" ~ Cortech Enterprises
***Shoes ~ "Shabby shoes-black ~ Grim Bros.
On metal-girl Acha:
***Poses: Cute couple poses from Long Awkward Pose (thanks, Dove)
***Gloves/left arm: Le Petit Prince Steampunk armor
***Stockings: *katat0nik* (silver) Strawberry Dream stockings from the set
***Eyes: Den-Dou eyes emerald green
***Outfit: MichaMi Lulu Jump Suit in gray
***Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Reckless boots
***Skin: Schadenfreude Alabaster Lang Diamond Dogs Ruby, Red Nail
***Tattoo: -Demise- Devote my heart
***Lip ring: ellabella pretty pearls upon your lips
***Choker: *katat0nik* (chest) locked heart choker
***Hair: The Stringer Mausoleum Kamenwati - Mahogany (tattoo)
***Head set: Le Petit Prince octopus head set
***Monocle: Le Petit Prince steampunk monocular

Friday, March 27, 2009

What method?

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I don't know if other bloggites do this, but I have an 'inbox' where I put new finds, things that people give me, and generally anything that pops into my inventory. I name this folder optimistically after each month -- this one is called 'March', and yes, it still has stuff in it from November (and let's not talk about the Halloween hunt items I just found).

Then, I put things on. This outfit is the result of 'Oops, right, some gorgeous Fleur skins. Oh shoot, those socks, I remember those. Camp chair boots. Samurai hair. Oh right, cool bag thingie, I bet it would contrast well with this flower/hat/whatever it is. THIS LOOKS TEH AWESOME RITE? KEEN."

Of course, I mostly look like a complete mess, but don't pay attention to me, look at all the neat stuff! The new skins from Fleur are in the Shoujo line, very light makeups for Spring (good Bunny Hopping skins). The dress is one of my favorites from the new things out at PixelDolls, and on so many layers that even Hethr Engle approves. The boots and necklace are items I camped for at Edge Grafica after a tip from Helena Stringer, and the bag is new from Elegance Hats. I quite like the big bulky look, and it contrasts nicely with the floaty flower hat.

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***Lip ring: ellabella pretty pearls upon your lips
***Shoes: Edge Grafica Engineer Boots - camp chair item
***Poses: Luth Handbag AO - Righthand
***Tattoo: Canimal Henna Pack
***Hair: Find Ash Samurai Asymmetry (Neo Black)
***Dress: (PixelDolls) Marie dress, black options
***Skin: Fleur Lotus Shoujo Spring 1
***Socks: Pigshop Socks Mit Suspenders - Orange
***Necklace: Edge Grafica 09 choker-oval cut (black)
***Bag: Elegance Hats Amy bag in dark brown

My daughter likes my outfit today

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There are unicorns humping on my dress. Have I won the internets yet?

When the people at Starlust get up to something, they don't do it by halves. I'm in a number of the items created for the War Involving People Who Either Like or Dislike Unicorns by designers like katat0nik (the dress) Beloved (the tail, ears and horns), Schadenfreude (the t-shirt), and ~silentsparrow~ (the wings). They're all for sale in the Starlust Hotel lobby. Some are free items and some are not.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

*flap*

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I'm wearing a beautiful dress from Exile named Gypsy, with the smaller of the two skirt options (this one is the steampunk option). I like the tattered quality of the prims, the hand-drawn shirt (with a very useful corset-strap which I'm sure will help keep the top from falling off my boobs), and the amazing cuffs. For some reason the Japanese word 'sugoi' comes to mind when looking at these cuffs... I'm wearing it with new hair from Historical Heroines (the Miss Lee today, and I love the textures of the 'silk' color) and wings.

The wings are (as you can probably tell from the quality) Material Squirrel. They're for Relay for Life, and come in several tints of white (blue, pink, gray) and this color, black. I spent quite a bit of time spacing out on the beautifully drawn pinions today, and then madly clicking to pet them. The interactive nature of Material Squirrel wings is always addition; you can hold them roughly, pet them, ruffle them, stroke them, or make up your own perverted scripts. I think I'll have one that says "Achariya brushes your nose with her feathers, causing you to spew snot."

Today I get back my statistics test grade, and I'm looking forward to that about as much I would dental work.

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***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Old Laceup Boots
***Skin: minajunk skin wimpy 02
***Dress: Exile Gypsy with the steampunk skirt option
***Hair: Historical Heroines Miss Lee - Silk
***Earrings: Violet Voltaire Kawaii Cameo earrings: rain cloud
***Wings: Material Squirrel 2009 Relay for Life black angel wings 4.2.1
***Poses: Juicy Angel poses. Are these still for sale? I looked around for the shop slurl the other day and couldn't find it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Put your Minajunk in the box

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Minajunk has returned from a long, thoughtful silence with five "complete avatars." This means that she's given us a package that includes everything; shape, skin, hair, eyes, clothing, shoes, jewelry. None of it is modifiable, all of it is meant to be worn as a piece. Abra Exonar has posted a lovely review of these clothes as they're meant to be worn with Minajunk's shape, etc. over here. The skins are also sold separately, and Gogolita has posted about them over here.

So what can I add to these comprehensive posts about Minajunk? I'm kind of rebellious; given a set of no-mod clothes and hair, of course I've got to see how I can mix it up. I'm wearing my own shape, and I've put these outfits together from parts of all five of the complete avatars. It kind of works! The colors, shapes, and motifs (such as the violets) are so lovely that they flow no matter how the outfit is put together. I do wish there was a bit more flexibility with fit so that everything could work with my own shape, but perhaps Mina Jun will make it possible in the next line.

These avatars are found at Minajunk in Japan!

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Your eyes can be so cruel

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I'll paint you mornings of gold
I'll spin you Valentine evenings
Though we're strangers till now
We're choosing the path between the stars
I'll leave my love between the stars


I always try to do something different when ~silentsparrow~ releases a lovely item, because the clothing gets my imagination working overtime. In this case, the high collar and cravat (which is one layer of fabric and not many like the jabot!) put me in mind of Jareth from Labyrinth, and soon I'd found a likely Sarah in Nivaya. ~silentsparrow's~ new Aesthete waistcoat comes with a jewel-pinned cravat that changes to several colors, and not only that, but the jewel metal and gemstone change too. You can also hide the high collar, if you like! Click the cravat to play...

Leave your baby and join me in this world of dreams, Niv!

Life can be easy
It's not always swell
Don't tell me truth hurts, little girl
'Cause it hurts like hell...
But down in the underground
You'll find someone true
Down in the underground
A land serene
A crystal moon...


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On Sarah (Nivaya Barbosa)
***Skin - Schadenfreude Rock&Roll Suicide - Violet - Blue Nails
***Hair - Calico - Seelie - Blood
***Shirt/sleeves/shorts- Schadenfreude - Silent Mephisto
***Waistcoat - silentsparrow - Aesthete waistcoat (sea/jet buttons)
***Necklace - Balderdash - Whiskey at the Carnivale
***Eyes - Miriel - Marine (standard)
***Lashes - Sin Skins - Tipped Vanity Lashes
***Bindi - Celestial - Deviant Nation Ornamentation - Bindi - Flowers Blue
***Lip piercings - ellabella - Xerim's Conundrum
On Jareth (boi Acha)
***Vest: ~silentsparrow~ Aesthete waistcoat in (copper)
***Boots: J's Engineer Long Boots
***Skin: Den-dou Kabuki /Ichiro
***Lipring: ellabella skully lip chain with Madonna
***Shirt, cuffs, pants: ~silentsparrow~ Valerian suit (ash)
***Hair: House of Munster Vira in black and white

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In the jungle, the mighty urban jungle

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Heh, I've had an odd day. First, my statistics test took my arse, carefully folded it into an origami crane, and handed it back to me. After that, I spent some time talking with a small cute moving figurine on how to best market himself. More about this at some later point, *grin*.

The lesson that today taught me is this: people are only cool in context. In my statistics class I rank about as cool as eraser shavings. I'm thankfully a little cooler than that with my husband and child, and actually feel like my strengths have found a place in Second Life.

I'm honored to write about these clothes by EBT. I'm wearing a puffy prim vest, gloves, jeans, worn-out tank, and serious boots from the Manticorp Resident Set. The distressed quality of these clothes is very nicely done, and I like the fit of the prim vest (although I need an AO that doesn't distort it). I'm wearing it with a new belt from Kunstkammer with a big olde west star on the front (Lawless, there are boy sizes too), and hair by Historical Heroines. I like the dichotomy between old style hair and new style clothes...

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***Hair: Historical Heroines Mary in Coal
***Outfit: EBT Manticorp Military and Urban / Manticorp-Resident Set (with gloves, vest, jeans, collar)
***Shoes: EBT (sold in Niemacks shop) Manticorp-Resident Female Boots Calvary Boots
***Bracelet and earrings: Kunstkammer Romantigoth set
***Belt: Kunstkammer Star Belt - black - women's
***Lip ring: Ellabella Rainbow Ravin'
***Skin: Nomine Sylvan China White - Mourna Black
***Tattoo: Alices Garden Tattoo Macy

But do you poop sparkles?

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There are some designers that can get me to wear anything, even pink t-shirts with rainbows and unicorns. I blame you, Allegory Malaprop. This shirt isn't being sold yet, but is a taste of the fine fare that will become available at the Starlust's first anniversary event (on April fool's day).

My conversation with Melatonin about this shirt went something like this:

[8:12] Melatonin Hax: SUGARPLUM
[8:12] Achariya Maktoum: you know allegory's sparkly unicorn shirt?
[8:12] Achariya Maktoum: when and where is that gonna be sold?
[8:12] Melatonin Hax: i don't talk about unicorns
[8:12] Achariya Maktoum: eh?
[8:12] Melatonin Hax: I HATE UNICORNS
[8:12] Achariya Maktoum: OKAY 0_0;;;;;
[8:17] Melatonin Hax: OK! i gotta go feed the goats - sorry i've had two pots of coffee and i'm super super crazy!

...So now you know as much about it as I do. Please also note that I'm wearing some of Violet's adorable new jewels, including the hairclip (above), the new Saturday Flats by Shiny Things (so versatile I can't take 'em off), and katat0nik's lucky butt pants.

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***Eyes: HooT Eclipse Eyes - group gift
***Nails: Shop Seu black nails
***Lip ring: ellabella Pretty Pearls upon your Lips
***Undershirt: ~silentsparrow~ (ashes) how we quit the forest
***Socks: *katat0nik* (pink/dk pink) striped stockings
***Skin: Den-Dou OD4 Oiran skin/Heidi
***Hair: BP* arranged braid hair/brown
***Shoes: (Shiny Things) Saturday Flats in black
***Pants: *katat0nik* (black) lucky butt pants
***Shirt: Schadenfreude Sparkle Village Tee -- this'll be sold April 1st-ish for the Starlust one year anniversary event
***Jewelry: Violet Voltaire Kawaii Cameo Hairpin, Earrings and Necklace in Heart design
***Poses: Check for SLURLs on my pose sidebar. The bendy pose is a freebie from a Japanese sim.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Dusky tea

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Mr. Winter Jefferson sporting his Spring look

It's Spring, time for us night-dwellers to put on our deepest florals, hats, long sleeves and gloves, and burrow our way back into the darkness. What would one wear to a twilight garden party? Perhaps some velvet or distressed linen; latex is a must, so is mesh, so are little glasses that block the light. We donned our hats and parasols and tidy pants to cover our pasty white ankles, and met in the darkening garden for a cup of tea.

More credits than God at my blog. (Click each photo for a larger version.)

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Winter, Acha, Grady; Ellantha, Mourna

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Ellantha, Mourna and Elusyve; Violet

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hyasynth; Winter and Grady

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Mourna and hyasynth; Allegory

Grady's outfit
Hair ~ "Ash-white" ~ Kin
Hat ~ "Bards Hat" ~ Illusions
Monocle ~ "Monocle-cross left" ~ Nala
Skin ~ "Eros-porcelain" (custom version) ~ Nomine
Jacket, Skirt, Cuffs, gloves and Jabot ~ From the "Valerian-ash" set ~ silent sparrow
Pants underlayer ~ "Black Leggings" ~ Maiiki
Pants overlayer ~ from the "Brood" set ~ KC
Boots ~ "Loose fit black" ~ J's
Thigh Bracer ~ "Bone Collector Thigh Strap" ~ Nomine
Wrist Laces~ From the "Byron" set ~ AVid
Eyes ~"Fuck me weird" ~ Tacky Star
Earrings ~ "Syringe Earrings" ~ RU
Boutennier ~ Illusions
Elusyve
Skin: Camarilla-Kelly from Domestic V
Hair: Searling Lick, from Sky Everett
Lashes: eyelashes w/dots from Sky Everett
Face Piercing: Rebellion from Virus Co
Tat: Days of Nouveau from Psycho Kat
Necklace: "Fang Blood Vial" from (SRU) Skanks R Us
Jacket: Domina Coat from CKS Designs
Boots: Slave Boot v2 from The Dominatrix Shop
Allegory
Hair: Schadenfreude Stripe Veronique
Skin: Schadenfreude Alabaster Langwidere Banshee Black (black nails)
Eyes: Miriel Absinthe (Big)
Top: ~silentsparrow~ ashes thorn top (open)
Corset: Schadenfreude Noir Tease Underbust
Skirt: Schandefreude Noir Revenant Ballgown skirt
Necklace: Balderdash Rosary, coal
Ring: Schadenfreude Coffin Ring
Boots: Schadenfreude Buckle Platform Boots
Pants: Schadenfreude Strix Hotpants
Stocksing: ~silentsparrow~ ash coronis gown stockings
Earrings, bracelets, fishnet shirt: unreleased
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Schadenfreude Strigoi Black Bat Tie
Schadenfreude Strigoi Tailcoat, jacket
(dusk) Valerian Jacket & Shirt (short) ~silentsparrow~
As yet to be named Waistcoat ~silentsparrow~
(ash) ryou suit pants ~silentsparrow~
::Violet Voltaire:: Glitterati Earring - Blue
!!Calico Ingmann Creations!! Lauren - Midnight
Gritty Kitty: October Hat (Loli)
Shiny Things Glossy Ribbon Boots Black
Fleur Allure China Sinuous 3
Winter
Powers of Creation - Black Latex Pants
.:Addict:. - Boys Control Corset
[Love Soul] - Men's Checker Nails
LaPointe - "Le Morte" Noir Boots
[SB] Spellbound - Chains
FNKY! - Wrist Cuffs
The Golden Fleece - Diamond and Hematite Ring
Aitui - Septum Piercings
!Retox! - Fishnet Shirt
Avid - Black Snake Skirt
Dark Eden - Feathered Top Hat
Perturbation - Affordance Midnight Necklace
Nomine - Male Ultralight Cracked Skin
[TOP] - Grace Silver Hair
Winter's Fangs - What He Growed Himself
Mourna
skin ~ Dogwitch - violet grimm skin ~ Nomine
hair ~ Jetlink (Black) ~ Sadistic Hacker
ears ~ Abyssal Ears: Fairy/Natural ~ Illusions
oufit ~ Lord Lucian ~ The Black Canary
gloves ~ Dark Eros Gloves Ebony ~ Ookami Ningen
boots ~ Oblivion Boots (Black Leather) ~ Sn@tch
lip Piercing ~ Bone Collector Lip Piercing ~ Nomine
parasol ~ Jolly Roger Victorian Parasol ~ To-a-T (RFL)
Acha
Gloves: Schadenfreude Noir Revenant Gloves
Skin: Whispers of Night Deathly F [Ebon Twilight Stalker]
Shoes: J's goth boots
Skirt: Nyte'N'Day Vestige Skirt Light Floral
Corset: from ~silentsparrow~ silver coronis gown
Shrug: ~silentsparrow~ shruggie in (ash)
Cross: Silver Wheel Holding Me Back
Tattoo: Alices Garden tattoo-Macy
Hair: -Hiccup Long Mess
Hat: Draconic Kiss from the Ghost of Xmas Future set (LE)
Ellantha
Hair: Tiana - Chestnut,
Skin: :GP: Lumine-Fever-Frex
Shoes: (Shiny Things) Flare Oxfords - glitter silver
Suit: ~silentsparrow~ (kohl) anansi suit (women's version)
Pierce: .:ellabella:. Xerim's Conundrum (the lip thingy)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bare Something

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AFDAFSDK. Please note my acute frustration as my internets refuse to load SL for me, and I can't find slurls to anything. It's the last day of a few events -- the Armoire Jewelry event, and the RFL Clothing Fair. This Bare Rose pirate outfit (with the usual inimitable range of options and colors) seemed like an appropriate outfit to don for the last day of the fair. Bye bye fair! Bye bye Armoire Jewelry thingie!

It's also the beginning of a few things! Exile and shine have a new sim, and Sakuradawn posted about it here: Newness from Exile and Shine!

Ivalde also has a new sim and a new line, L'Abel. I poked around it earlier. Gone is the European design, and in its place a very modernist looking build with a soft glow around the structures. Change is generative, right? Ivalde has been a staunch source of vintage since I joined SL, and a focus upon mixing modern and vintage will hopefully inspire some awesome looks. Good luck to everyone venturing upon something new! And I guess I have no more excuses to procrastinate grading...

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***Outfit: Pirate Costume 3 from Bare Rose. Everything's in this one outfit folder, hat, boots, a billion colors, gloves, even a wound-up rope.
***Hair: -Hiccup's long mess in black
***Skin: Boneflower Design Whispers of Night Ebon F