Monthly Archives: November 2015

Lazy Sunday morning

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Lazy Sunday morning

The nights are getting longer and colder in the northern portions of the world. While missing -sometimes- the devouring heat of the Amazonian planes where I used to spend the end of the year, I also came to appreciate little “wintery” pleasures.

Going around the house wrapped up in cozy warm “jammies” on a lazy Sunday morning with my guy is, by far, my favorite of them.

Recently, one of my favorite stores, Ever An’ Angel, opened a new branch for men. Even before they had time to set up the main poster, I had dragged my guy over there. To our delight, their first group gift was the matching pajamas to the ones that were the ladies’ latest group gift.

What can two mature and collected adults do in matching pajamas?

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The sun was shining and the sea breeze was delicious, so we took some time to play with Chili, our cute puppy.

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But it’s already too cold for a swim, so careful not to trip! Oh dear, I may fall, but I’m dragging you with me!

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There’s a lot going on in these pics, and I wouldn’t know where to start with a list of everything shown here. The location is our home; the house was designed and built by Zero Upshaw, who is also the sweet man inside the pajamas.

The hanging basket/palm where we play with Chili is [F] Palm Tree Swing Set (M/C), and Chili is one of the smart pets from VKC, a Birch Puppy. He will get is own blog post one day.

My style card is brief:
Ever An’ Angel – Very Silly Pajamas / Zuri Rayna~Tangled Hearts Diamond Pendant Silver & Celtic Tangled Earrings White-Sterling /// Skin: ZC – Chloe sk8 / Shape: my own / IKON Eternal Eyes – Hazel / Slink Elegant Hands / Hair: Analog Dog 42 / Make up: Tone – Mixers – For Dark Skin – 01B Combo

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Goddess before me

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Goddess before me

Skimming down the paths of the sky’s bright ether
On they brought you over the earth’s black bosom,
Swiftly–then you stood with a sudden brilliance,
Goddess, before me;

Sappho’s Hymn to Aphrodite

This hymn of a desperate lover inspired me for this post.  In Sappho’s fantasy, Aphrodite comes to her call, to ease her pain, promising to grant her the passion of the one her heart desired.

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And what better for such inspiration, than walking through some of the best fantasy events in Second life? I found this beautiful Marcia outfit, by Les Encantades, at the Jackpot Gacha. I was lucky enough to get the ultrarare, which includes a multicolor HUD for the top, skirt, and headdress. It certainly looks divine combined with my Auriel Wings -Bronze by Axix, a rare (yay!) from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

The perfect complement came also from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival: my Guardian of the Stars Gold Boots -for Maitreya Lara- and that regal matching Ward -another rare!- by Zenith.

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“Now she runs away, but she’ll soon pursue you; gifts she now rejects–soon enough she’ll give them; now she doesn’t love you, but soon her heart will burn…”

Body:
Skin: LAQ ~ Camille Essential -Tone 1.0 / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body and Feet / Slink Hands – Elegant / IKON Deadshine Eyes – Fjord / Ayashi Taura Hair – Red Pack. Make up: Tone – Vibrant Expressions – High Pigent Liner – Gold.

Outfit:
*LE* Marcia Fatpack + Headdress / =Zenith= Guardian of the Stars Boots – Gold / =Zenith= Guardian of the Stars Ward (Rare) / ::Axix:: Auriel Wings {Bronze} (Rare) / Kibitz – Acantha Claws – Citrus / Maxi Gossamer – Dream Orb Necklace.

Setting:
Background: Background: Revenland RPG – Medieval+Fantasy Roleplay.

Under your moonlight

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Under your moonlight

Were those sounds in the night, by chance, the steps of my love coming back? Is the moonlight guiding the way of his tired body back to my arms? My hearth awaits, awaits, awaits… I can almost feel his breath on my hair, on my skin…

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This beautiful dress is an exclusive for We ❤ RP, made by one of my favorite fantasy/RP designers, Les Encantades. It goes beautifully with the slippers from Les Muses that I found a few months ago at The Fantasy Collective. I also found this adorable long hair at We ❤ RP this round, by EMO-tions. To complete the look, the beautiful jewelry made by the talented Zuri Rayna!

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Body:

Skin: LAQ ~ Jennie2 [Milky] / Shape: my own / Maitreya Lara Body / Slink Hands – Elegant / Slink Mid Feet / IKON Sovereign Eyes – Starfall / Hair by .:EMO-tions:. *  JOLEEN  * blonde (available at We ❤ RP)

Outfit:

*LE* Beatrix Bloody Onyx Limited Edition (available at We ❤ RP) / Zuri Rayna~ Chanty Elite V3 All Changing / Zuri Rayna~ Metaverse Elite Ring / The Muses . Innocent . Slipper . 24 colorHUD

Setting:

Background: The Kingdom of Taure Ru

This is Halloween, everybody make a scene!

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This is Halloween, everybody make a scene!

Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn’t you like to see something strange?
Come with us and you will see
This, our town of Halloween

The month started with me venturing through the delights of the Twisted Hunt, one of my favorite things in Second Life. It’s the most diffficult hunt in the grid, and the coolest too. Even the numerous cheaters with their snapshots and videos couldn’t blur the fun we had.

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Awesome prizes from awesome stores, and the satisfaction of finding them all! Here I wear the Complete Twisted Dawn Collection, by Zuri Rayna. The exquisite necklace, head piece, and leather cuffs were the store prize; the ring and the earrings were the special treat of the endgame, for the brave who became Twisted Survivors. It was Zuri’s first time in the hunt, and we had fun hiding the cubes, planting the decoys, creating the hints, and participating in the coolest, most twisted group chat ever.

I’m also wearing my favorite Goth Top by Yasum, my Maitreya Lara mesh body with a sweet Asia skin from Glam Affair, and a cool half-shaved hair by Homage, the Laith, which I got at the last Hair Fair. The background is one of the stores participating in the Twisted Hunt, and I wish I hadn’t lost my notes, because  I can’t remember which one for my life! If anyone knows, I will edit.

Next, I wanted to share a bit of the fun I had this month dressing up at the store.

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This Wicked Witch is sporting Zuri Rayna’s Dark Faith Elite Set, I’m wearing the Glam Magic Outfit by Purplemoon, and the super cool Lillith Heels by Wicca’s Wardrobe, which I found at the Fantasy Collective. I complemented it with the Fable Moss skin by Lumae (now on retirement sale!), IKON Witch eyes, Glamour Doll hair by Soonsiki, and the awesome Succubus Claws by Gauze, flames and all. I’m at the Lacrimosa Cathedral in Ethereal City.

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This was one of my favorites, the Spider Demon. I’m wearing the fabulous Enchanted Spiders Elite Collection by Zuri Rayna with The Hierophant Dress by Aisling. I matched it with the stunning Ogre Horns by Cerridwen’s Cauldron (gacha rare), IKON Immortal Eyes -Nectar, and the amazing Bone Tail that wiggles around, by Cerberus Xing. My skin is Lady of the Shadows -Coal, by Fallen Gods (also gacha rare), and my hair is Summer, by Doe (gacha common). The picture was taken in the beautiful Revenland.

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My sweet and creepy Voodoo Doll made an impression. I’m wearing the Voodoodonna Outfit by Purplemoon, adorned by the Neo-Victorian Cats Set, by Zuri Rayna, Mrs. Brawler Steampunk Boots, by Pixel Box, and the super cool Whoo Are You Tophat, by The Mad Hattery. I had a cute windup key on my back, but it doesn’t show on my picture. My skin is Niska Varda -Hollow, by Lumae, with the Fear Creepy Tattoo of the broken doll, by Frick. This cool hair is Edita, by DUE, and the eyes are Cyborlyte Blush by Snow. I’m at the Carver’s End Horror Halloween Game / Hunt, which was also a lot of fun brought to SL by Pulse Games.

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I found this spectacular outfit, inspired in La Catrina, during the TAG! Gacha – The Haunted Mortuary. The dress and its accessories were yet another wonderful prize from Devious Minds, and a wonderful match for Zuri Rayna’s Not So Harmonious Jewelry Set. I’m wearing Lumae’s Niska Varda skin with Frick’s Fear Creepy Tattoo again, this time with Flawless Makeup Día de los Muertos. The picture was taken at the cemetery at Carver’s End.

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As Winter Demon, I was wearing the Iseult Gown by Evie’s Closet with Zuri Rayna’s Ice Queen Elite Collection, complemented by the beautiful Renaissance Glass Horns by 8f8, Fable -River skin from Lumae, IKON Immortal Eyes, and hair from Red Mint.

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As the Ghost, I used two of Zuri’s newest creations, Mist Elite Collection and Zahra Floral Crown. I was wearing the Rusalka Dress by The Dark Fae (which I got during the Spring Twisted Hunt!), Pure -Ivory skin by Fallen Gods with slightly gruesome Conjuncted Skin face tattoo by Antielle, IKON Deadshine eyes, and The Flutterbie Hair by Olive.

Well…. that’s it *dismisses the two crickets on the background*

Anyone can be a dragon rider

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Anyone can be a dragon rider

October can be great fun in Second Life. Most places from all over the grid happily embrace the spooky atmosphere of that traditional holiday, born in the glorious days of the fallen empire. Last October, my guy and I went to see what ghouls and fears there were in another ancient fallen empire, Valyria, created by the imagination of George R.R. Martin in his fantasy novels. The Calas Galadhon’s Park offers a number of fantastic sites to visit, including his inspired rendering of old Valyria.

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The sights were spectacular. On arrival, you were given a flashlight, and all the freedom to wander around the different scenarios prepared, and discover the ruins of the lost world.

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No flying was allowed, which added to the sense of immersion of the experience. Unless you rode a dragon. And we totally had to ride a dragon!

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There was also a little game, where certain magic parchments took you to different places of the sim, where you could admire the beauty of the builds… or find yourself surrounded by the wandering spirits of the long dead Dragonlords!

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Nobody. Is. Safe. NOBODY.

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Same as GRRM’s Valyria, Calas Galadhon’s Valyria is now no more. But I’m looking forward to the next adventure!