Saturday, October 26, 2013

It seems like night profound

Enchantment (1)
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Once upon a time there was a bloody gorgeous sim that I couldn't stop photographing. When I put down my camera and stumbled around, I also found pretty dresses and poses and jewelry; somehow these items all ended up on my avatar. This event isn't cheap, but it's also excellent quality. I especially dug this apple pose set from Vanity Poses. It comes with a series of poses triggered by the apple that goes through poor little Snow White's innocent betrayal. She ends up dead, O yes. The wicked queen inside of me was especially tickled by that. (Enchantment opens November 1!)
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OTHER STUFF IS HAPPENING, although I'm pretty sure you've figured that out by now. My hair and horns are totally free -- the hair is from the Calico Creations pumpkin hunt, the horns are from the Schadenfreude yearly Halloween treat bucket. I love both of these traditions so very much!
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The skin is a puzzle. Rosemary Galbraith dropped it on me yesterday, and it's beautifully fresh and cute. But what is the store name? "T&C". It's no longer "Tool Developer Store". Is there a change coming for the-store-that-was-formerly-known-as-Cupcakes? Hmmmmmm.
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Enchantment (3)
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Enchantment (2)
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Enchantment (6)
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Enchantment (4)
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  • Horns: Schadenfreude super curly horns from the TREAT PUMPKIN - FREE!
  • Hair: Calico Creations Aaliyah 2 from the PUMPKIN HUNT - FREE!
  • Eyes: The Stringer Mausoleum Catscratch Eyes in Saffron
  • Earrings and circlet: Ellabella Snow White set from ENCHANTMENT
  • Dress: The Muses Fairest from ENCHANTMENT
  • Pose: Vanity Poses - Bad Apple from ENCHANTMENT
  • Collar: GSpot decor collar in gold 3 from HORRORFEST
  • Skin: T&C Autumn - Fair with teeth; with blush, pale blond brows, and heavy freckles. (From the Tool Developer store, formerly Cupcakes)
  • Nails: Mandala female nails in short
  • Poem: The Clouded Morning by Jones Very

Friday, October 25, 2013

The Corn has Risen

The Rising of the Corn

Items from Horrorfest:
[CIRCA] - "Elysium" Haunted Open Grave
[CIRCA] - "Creature's Heart" Caged in the Night

Items from Calico Creations Pumpkin Hunt:
Candy Spooky Friend ~silentsparrow~ Calico pumpkin hunt

Items from FLF:
Ghostling and Batling spooky friends from ~silentsparrow~, in all four colors

Smooth like good cake frosting

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Secret ~ my pants don't actually fit beneath this coat. A little of the prim protrudes out the backside, but my avatar woke up feeling cold today and refused to wear this coat as a dress. Another secret ~ I did not properly tint the fade tattoo for my hands, because I knew I'd be wearing coat sleeves. I have yet to open up photoshop and do a good job on fantasy skin faders (which reminds me to pick up the ones that Helena Stringer has made), so whenever I wear bracers or sleeves, it's inevitably to hide my lazy work at integrating my hands.

Despite that, I love seeing all the ways that this coat is styled over in the Katat0nik flickr group. (If you haven't added your photo there, please do!) For example, check out Gogolita, freezing her butt off with bare legs! I dig how un-gothy and accessible she makes the coat, it's definitely a nice contrast to the usual styling.

Other things of note about my outfit: Horns, ring, and eyes are from Horrorfest! The beautiful makeup and lashes are from MIASNOW! The little bear baking up the witch in the oven is a group gift right now from Katat0nik. BAKE YOUR OWN MINI WITCH! Only in SL.

Indecisive blogger is indecisive
  • Ring: Circa Fright Night Macabre Ring - Drucilla Spider (gatcha item) ~ Horrorfest
  • Eyes: Rue Eyes Lotus Easter: Lilac ~ Horrorfest
  • Horns: Souzou Eien Ossis Sacri Horns (elegant, full) ~ Horrorfest
  • Hair: Calico Mantha in pastels
  • Jacket: Katat0nik Light Grey Skull jacket dress
  • Thing: Katat0nik group gift bear oven with witch doll
  • Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Prudence boots in lavender
  • Lashes: MIASNOW candy 4 drama lashes
  • Makeup: MIASNOW Candy black lips and fright night 8 eyes
  • Skin: MIASNOW skin Walker Ambrosia 3
  • Pants: Schadenfreude Crypt Fanceh Pants
  • Hands: Slink Prosper
  • Nails: Flair nail pack 160-ish
  • Poses: Marukin
  • Poem: Pleasure by Katie Peterson

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A mug, a glass, a bottle of light

Rose Red
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I returned from my journey and instantly noticed the darkness. I traveled west and home is east, the hardest adjustment. In the early morning, getting ready for work, the sun is only now politely parting the clouds to say a small hello. My car and I haven't been useful in the early morning in days, and I worry that our gas tanks are depleted.
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The journey wasn't bad, but homecoming was best. I've got it wrapped around me like something safe, all the familiar objects and places and smells. It smells of old gumbo, my husband cooked it this past weekend while we were walking in the hills, finding snow. Warm-weather food, a warm place. Stepping off the plane into the thicker air felt welcoming.
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...Stepping into Second Life also felt welcoming, especially after putting on this group gift dress, and strewing gorgeously colored pumpkins at my feet. I love Halloween, and all of the colors that go with it. Second Life is full of light, making up for the dark days! I've put an alternate styling (with beautiful pieces of jewelry from Ellabella) below, just for fun.
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Pumpkins !
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  • Hair: Calico Mantha in blacks
  • Jewelry: Ellabella Blood Red necklace, Snow White dermals and hair
  • Eyes: rue Lotus Eater Eden
  • Makeup/eyes: MIASNOW FRIGHT NIGHT 1
  • Makeup/lips: MIASNOW CANDY - DEEP GREEN LIPS
  • Skin: Belleza Leila Pale 1 BL
  • Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Phoebe boots in purple/dark wood
  • Dress: Schadenfreude Jack Lantern the Boozle dress (group gift)
  • Gloves: Schadenfreude pointed black spiderweb long gloves
  • Leggings: Schadenfreude black spiderweb tights
  • Poses: Marukin
  • Projector: Pretense Web Projector for Horrorfest
  • PUMPKINS: Schadenfreude Pumpkins Redux, ALL OF THEM


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  • Hair: Calico Mantha in coppers
  • Jewelry: Ellabella Snow White necklace, Blood Red dermals and hair
  • Eyes: rue Lotus Eater Lilac
  • Makeup/eyes: MIASNOW FRIGHT NIGHT 2
  • Makeup/lips: MIASNOW CANDY - DEEP PURPLE LIPS
  • Skin: Belleza Leila Pale 1 BL
  • Boots: Lassitude & Ennui Phoebe boots in black/dark wood
  • Dress: Schadenfreude Darkness the Boozle dress
  • Gloves: Schadenfreude pointed white spiderweb long gloves
  • Leggings: Schadenfreude white spiderweb tights
  • Poses: Marukin
  • Projector: Pretense Web Projector for Horrorfest
  • Poem: Light (an Ars Poetica) by Michael Cirelli

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Clowns, baby

Pretty things from dangerous people

I don't know how my designer pals MiaSnow, Katat0nik & Allegory can join all the events they join and still have time to make stuff for their own stores. Not much of this outfit is from Horrorfest, which is astonishing. I still love it all (I am enamoured of that creepily beautiful clown makeup), and now I'm off exploring a rumor of pumpkins. I hope your fabulous Octobers are going well! Mine is about as macabre as I might wish.

Cajsa wrote a really great post about how bloggers should have patience in building their brands before they ask for free stuff. I have to agree; I'm only just rebuilding Achariya.net after two years off, and despite operating since 2008, I've been shy to ask for anything from anyone. When I began, there was only one feed and only about 100 people on it. We didn't ask for free stuff, and we didn't expect it. Blogging has certainly evolved into something much more complicated since, but I think the original spirit has to remain. Are you blogging for the joy of it? ARE YOU SURE? Then quit asking for free sh*t. :D

Wearing:

  • Hair: Lamb Lovage in Milk / Ink
  • Hands/Feet: Slink
  • Dress: Schadenfreude Ghost Lost in the Woods dress / Widow
  • Shoes: Lassitude & Ennui Alisha lace booties in black
  • Tattoo: White Widow L'Amant
  • Ears/Earrings: Illusions Fairy Ears with Lunarian earrings
  • Makeup: Miasnow Bloody Clown (no cheeks/no nose) / Candy (Red bow lip, harlequin, freckles)
  • Scarf: Katat0nik (white) Skull Scarf
  • Poses: Marukin
  • Nails: Frick Halloween Nails
  • Eyes: Rue eyes Lotus Eater/Eden
  • Skin: Belleza Leila Pale 1 BL