Saturday, October 31, 2009

Remember, remember...

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Thank you to everyone for a lovely October, especially to the twenty people who took part in my Halloween Series. I loved every one o' your costumes! The best part of Halloween for me is the spirit of transformation that it holds, the promise of stepping outside of the bounds of our self-constructed personalities to be so that we can try on something and someone different. Sometimes, I feel as if toying with another identity can reveal different parts of my own... Hrm. Sounds a bit like Second Life in general, eh?

I took down the pumpkins from my skybox (*snuffle*) and put away the orange outfits. Something to look forward to for next October!

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold,
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


-- Robert Frost

The last day of October

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I will end October with this melancholy quotation:

"To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due."

-- Neil Gaiman

Thank you to Siyu Suen for a lovely Masque last night (and the mask that I'm wearing). Mourna and I will write about our outfits in a few days! I failed to not blog and I failed to write much of my dissertation, but I did get a second job -- which I'm going to right now, all day long. Farewell, October, and Happy Halloween everyone.

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***Skin: Frick Baroque Pumpkin Peach
***Eyes: Shine Lustrous Achariya Orange
***Shoes: Schadenfreude Batwing Lucent Heels
***Frock: *katat0nik* (orange) Wish Dress -- 50L friday item
***Mask: Illusions Stitched Mask - Masque of the Dead souvenir
***Hat: Curious Kitties Revun Pumpkn Hat
***Hair: Clawtooth The Black Widow - Softest Black
***Necklace: Schadenfreude Jerry's Flight Collar

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bodysuits and pointy things

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I love blowpop's skins
These pointy dreads from Sari
And the bodysuits.

50L Friday
Is genuinely awesome:
This Kookie suit proves!

~momo's~ bodysuit
Is quirky and well-made fun
For a cute demon.

(Horrible haiku, isn't it! :D <3 Acha)

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Outfits:
***Tail: The Stringer Mausoleum Demon Parts - Volant Tail - Black
***Tattoo: Bleeding Ink Tattoo Henna C, Atomic Lucky Basterd
***Skin: *blowpop* N2 Elizabeth tone C 10.1 Vapor 1 group gift, tone B 10.2 Vapor 2
***Bodysuit: *Kookie* 50L Friday Hallows bodysuit, ~momo~ rainy jumpsuit in black
***Hair: Sari's ♥ Squared Dreads Blond
***Earrings, necklace: Illusions Varda Rose set
***Horns: /Wasabi Pills/ Inferno Horns
***Boots: Lazy Places Myth Boots Centaur Hallows
***Eyes: Ruin Thaumaturge SE Alchemist Magic

Halloween Series: Belochka Shostakovich

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Belochka Shostakovich of Painted Lily (Image c. 2009 by Belochka)


To counteract last night's vampire, Belochka is our first werewolf! Where's my Team Jacob shirt?!

In vain he attempted to speak; from that very instant
His jaws were bespluttered with foam, and only he thirsted
For blood, as he raged amongst flocks and panted for slaughter.
His vesture was changed into hair, his limbs became crooked;
A wolf,--he retains yet large trace of his ancient expression,
Hoary he is as afore, his countenance rabid,
His eyes glitter savagely still, the picture of fury.


-- Ovid's Metamorphosis

Photo Credits:
***Skin, shape and eyes all from Fallen Gods Inc. Skin: Fur in Cyan - War. Shape: Hybrid Female. Eyes: Elemental - Cat Eye Red
***Hair - Wasabi Pills: Werewolf Hair Female in Cyan.
***Ears and Claws - Rebel Xtravaganza: Werewolf Decorated Ears. Female Claws.
***Clothing - BareRose: Nightgazer in Blue.
***Oh and the Lazy Places Tentacle chairs!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Series: Winter Jefferson

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Winter Edward Jefferson Cullen


"Edward in the sunlight was shocking. I couldn't get used to it, though I'd been staring at him all afternoon. His skin, white despite the faint flush from yesterday's hunting trip, literally sparkled, like thousands of tiny diamonds were embedded in the surface. He lay perfectly still in the grass, his shirt open over his sculpted, incandescent chest. his scintillating arms bare. His glistening, pale lavender lids ere shut, though of course he didn't sleep. A perfect statue, carved in some unknown stone, smooth like marble, glittering like crystal."

-- Stephenie Meyer

(Winter sprang this one on me. I tp'd him to my photoglobe, doubletook, and spent the next five minutes wiping my eyes for laughter. Winter graciously allowed me to photoshop, and I used brushes I downloaded just for him, "Extra Sparkle.")

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***Hair - Uncleweb Jeff in Topaz Brown
***Skin - Soul Apolo Dark
***Eyes - Exodi Twilight Edward
***Coat - Alphamale Winter Coat
***Shirt - Armidi Cambridge in Ajan Creme - tinted
***Cuff -Pink Inc Edward Cullen wristband
***Jeans - Armidi Twilight Classic
***Shoes - Hoorenbeek Converse Beige
***Shirt: /artilleri/ team edward

Features and bugs

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"Do not be sad, Rainbow Crow," the Creator said. "All animals will honor you for the sacrifice you made for them. And when the people come, they will not hunt you, for I have made your flesh taste of smoke so that it is no good to eat and your black feathers and hoarse voice will prevent man from putting you into a cage to sing for him. You will be free."

-- Lenape myth

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***Hair: Schadenfreude Nekomi v fringe
***Necklace: Secret Serenity Latrodectus variolus birdcage necklace
***Tree thingies: (Milk Motion) my tree of crows for designers united
***Boots: Lazy Places Myth Boots - Satyr Hallows
***Outfit: Schadenfreude Pumpkin Moroi
***Skin: Ruin Lethean Female: molten ritual (frex)
***Eyes: Ruin Thaumaturge SE Alchemist Magic

Halloween Series: Lola79 Heinrichs

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Lola79 Hienrichs of Otaku Designs (Images c. 2009 by Lola)


Searching for the cure for soul's demise
Read the tears of the victim's cries
You'll need more to kill the suffer of a
Brother demon that’s a purely wonder
Kill before the time, kill them all
Blast out the righteous mark
Serving justice that dwells in me.
Nothing comes as far as the eye can see...


-- Devil May Cry (read more)

"This is cosplay --- Dante from Devil May Cry. I have to admit I bought this outfit for really cheap and really had no idea exactly who it was lol. I knew it was an anime and video game character but I forgot which one. Thanks to Sakura I was able to figure out which one," Lola said.

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Sadistic Hacker Edgar(white)
***Outfit: +[NR]+* Dante
***Skin: DEN-DOU Boys* Jiro -Ocher- /06 Eyeliner Clean
***Boots: SiniStyle Combat Boots - Black
***Eyes: [Plastik]VaeColl.-Winter Eyes
***Poses by Luth

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halp!

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***Tentacle Pit of Doom! Chanimations Halloween 2009 Pit of Doom pose prop with three poses
***Top row of pumpkins (left to right): MnM Designs pumpkin head ( Lights when touching :P ), MnM Designs pumpkin, Passionate Neko Dreams Neko Pumpkin
***Bottom row of pumpkins (left to right): Schadenfreude Jarrahdale Jack o Lanterns, Straylight Botanical - Pumpkin Short & Tall, (*chanimations GroupGift - decoPumpkin (halloweenOrange), Schadenfreude Light Orange Jack o Lanterns, Schadenfreude Green Orange Jack o Lanterns
***Sign: Painted Lily - Happy Halloween sign
***Tree: Creative Fantasy Home & Garden Demon Tree Sculpture.
***Cart: Picnic festival cart - blue [ S ]

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***Top row of stuff (left to right): -CLEMATIS-6Prim, (iTuTu) Pumpkin Head, Glowing Raven Pumpkin by Luthien Unsung, Painted Lily Tales of the Pumpkins' Queen - Special Edition Hunt Item, -CLEMATIS-4Prim, -CLEMATIS-(nose).
***Bottom row of stuff: Schadenfreude White Jack o Lanterns

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I admit my addiction.


Click here for a detailed picture of the Pumpkin Queen book, it's a gorgeous item from Painted Lily. This one is a special edition with a clasp, but the normal editions (above) are still at the store.

***Top row of stuff: Fae & Tiny Fantasy Creations *F&TFC* Pumpkin Boggle - Small, Schadenfreude Dark Orange Jack o Lanterns, [KUE!] Halloween Bunnie Pumpkin, [KUE!] Halloween Katty Pumpkin, [KUE!] Halloween Battie Pumpkin
***Bottom row of stuff: >>Zacca<< Halloween Pumpkin Soup, Painted Lily - Tales of the Pumpkins' Queen (Upright w/shadow)

Halloween Series: Allegory Malaprop

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Allegory Malaprop of Schadenfreude


Summer ends now; now, barbarous in beauty, the
Stooks arise
Around; up above, what wind-walks! what
lovely behavior
Of silk-sack clouds! Has wilder, willful-waiver
Meal-drift molded ever and melted across skies?


-   Gerard Manly Hopkins

***Eyes: Miriel Absinthe Eyes (no longer available)
***Hair: Schadenfreude Veronique
***Earrings: Schadenfreude Jack o' Lantern earrings, soon to be a group gift
***Boots: Schadenfreude Buckle Platform boots
***Skirt: Schadenfreude Striges Skirt
***Mask: unreleased black cat mask
***Choker: Schadenfreude Jerry's Flight Collar (soon to be released once I do ads and junk)
***Tattoos: ~silentsparrow~ (absynth) belladonna:lepidoptera tattoos
***Shirt: ~silentsparrow~ (pumpkin) gutter glitter half-top
***Cincher: ~silentsparrow~ (envy) gutter glitter waist cincher

Monday, October 26, 2009

There was too much orange and I exploded

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***Outfit: ~silentsparrow~ and Schadenfreude (scary) outfit with hat and wings and such
***Treat bag: KUE! Halloween candy basket
***Necklace: Lazy Places Tentacle Necklace (black)
***Skin: MIASNOW Mystic Crystal 2 female
***Hair: Schadenfreude Black Witch Tish

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***Jacket: ~silentsparrow~ (ash) shruggie
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ crowjane
***Dress: + Ezura + Skull Dress *Orange
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Jill - Halloween color (hunt item)
***Nails: Curious Kitties halloween nail polish
***Stockings: Curious Kitties Halloween Stockings
***Skin: Cupcakes Daydream Goth Skelly
***Shoes: Tesla Vixen Desire in black
***Necklace: Otaku Designs Entrapped Heart Necklace
***Poses: Voga from the Space Oddity series

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***Earrings: Schadenfreude Pumpkin Earrings
***Tattoo: ~silentsparrow~ crowjane
***Socks: Miel Lo Refurbished Socks - H'ween at The Deck
***Hair: Calico Ingmann Creations Elsa - Halloween
***Skirt: Curious Kitties Psycho Pumpkin Skirt
***Top: Curious Kitties Pumpkin Dress - Orange - top
***Skin: Curious Kitties Pumpkin Skin - Dressy
***Undershirt & collar: Curious Kitties Xipz top - orange
***Shoes: G Fields short belt boots "emma" black

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***Dress: +mocha+ Crows Innocence
***Hair: !lamb. Milk (Zombietown) - Ink (after infection)
***Gloves, wings, socks: Evie's Closet apple bobbing gifts, Witchy Halloween accessories in *blood*
***Boots: J's Western Boots (black)
***Eyes: Ruin Stringer hunt eyes, Thaumaturge SE: Alchemist Void
***Skin: Ruin Lethean Female: molten ritual

Halloween Series: Faery Sola

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Faery Sola of Studio Sidhe (Image c. 2009 Faery Sola)


Where are the bay-leaves, Thestylis, and the charms?
Fetch all; with fiery wool the caldron crown;
Let glamour win me back my false lord's heart!
   
Twelve days the wretch hath not come nigh to me,
Nor made enquiry if I die or live,
Nor clamoured (oh unkindness!) at my door.
   
So shine out fair, O moon! To thee I sing
My soft low song: to thee and Hecate
The dweller in the shades, at whose approach
E'en the dogs quake, as on she moves through blood
And darkness and the barrows of the slain.
   
All hail, dread Hecate: companion me
Unto the end, and work me witcheries
Potent as Circe or Medea wrought,
Or Perimede of the golden hair!


-- Theocritus

***Outfit and skin by Flipside - ::FlipSide:: Dark Seductress - Halloween Special
***Hair - *FM*  Two Hearts Burgandy
***Boots - [0N] Wo Boots (w/resize scripts)
***Stockings - *blowpop* Fishnet Stockings
***Hairsticks - :+:SS:+: Spider Hair Sticks
***Pose - 5ifth Order - BirdOprey01_Jump01 ... from the  "Copper~N~Cloves" the Regent Revenant 01 - HUD set

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Series: Khitten Kurka

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Khitten Kurka of Kiss Kiss


I asked her, "Is Aladdin's lamp
Hidden anywhere?"
"Look into your heart," she said,
"Aladdin's lamp is there."

She took my heart with glowing hands.
It burned to dust and air
And smoke and rolling thistledown
Blowing everywhere.

"Follow the thistledown," she said,
"Till doomsday, if you dare,
Over the hills and far away.
Aladdin's lamp is there."


-- Vachel Lindsay

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Credits: The hair is from Tiny Bird and the dress is from Convoitise and the necklace is from Schandenfreude. The skin is a freebie from Nuuna's.

New Den-Dou Male Skins

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Den-Dou has released some gorgeous new male skins, the Boys II line. They come in skin tones ranging from pale (more pigmented than goth) to dark (a sort of coppery tan), and also come with a variety of FACIAL HAIR - ! There's also eyeshadow for the less testosterone-laden boy avatars, like my own.

***Hair: Uncle Web Jin in black
***Shirt: Pig Shop - Lost in Mississippi Yellow/Orange
***Skins: Den-Dou boy's II Goro -light- 03 Goatee1, Den Dou boy's II Rock Pale /01 Clean, and Den Dou boy's II Rock Pale /06 Devil1

It tasted like what?!

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Chatty boys today
From skins to yaoi to...
You don't wanna know.

Too much to do so
I don't do any of it.
...Now back on the horse...

Masks make my avvie
Look like a blank china doll
Frightening, but why?

***Hair: Gauze Relia - White
***Mask: Gritty Kitty Halloween Mask 09
***Shoes: Shiny Things Criss cross ballet flat - red
***Outfit: L&S Brigette disturbed
***Skin: Nomine Zombie stage 1 - light
***Tattoo: Tramp Stamp Tattoos - Obscure Paine
***Poses: a preview from Voga

Halloween Series: Teagan Blackthorne

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Miss Teagan Blackthorne of TeaLane


The spider, dropping down from twig,
Unfolds a plan of her devising,
A thin premeditated rig
To use in rising.

And all that journey down through space,
In cool descent and loyal hearted,
She spins a ladder to the place
From where she started.

Thus I, gone forth as spiders do
In spider's web a truth discerning,
Attach one silken thread to you
For my returning.


-- E.B. White

"I love when suddenly all different pieces of my inventory come together to make a great outfit. Halloween is so much fun and it host to many items for my favorite color - orange," says Teagan.

Outfit credits:
***Poses: Striking Poses - Sexilicious 4(full body), Carribean Shimmer 10(face)
***Skin: Chai Nova - +Tone 04+ [XOXO 2]
***Hair: Calico Creations - Tori(halloween)
***Clothes: Rose Petal Creations - Elsphaba the Witch
***Shoes: Lazy Places - Hya Cloven Hoof Boots(night)
***Eyes: Exodi - Zbilja Spirit (Golden Rod)(Lg)(V)
***Lashes: Cake - Bedroom Lashes