Close to the moment

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My fifth rez day approaches. I can’t say I’m at the top of my game or that I even know what I’m doing. In fact, I spent at least the last three years not knowing I could get a closeup for iwarp in GIMP. Yes, I’ve been correcting shoulder and calf bumps at a Brechtian distance.  Continue reading

Charity on the wing

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Fantasy Faire doesn’t last long and there are so many sims that one has to shop almost as much as birds have to eat. I forage efficiently by fastening on charity items. Any event that encourages a generous shopper to buy a dozen things in purple is asking for trouble, so I tend to narrow my focus to items that tone that purple down or go off menu. I bought chunky blue sabots at Bliensen + MaiTai, a heart-shaped, red-flowered tree pose prop from Boudoir and the circlet and dress shown here. The elegant Chloris dress from 22769 can be worn with or without sleeves. The 22769 team has outdone itself with this dress, which is available in other colours. They are also offering outsized crowns that make the medieval look modern. (All their items are wonderfully inexpensive.) The lovely and delicate Lys Circlet from The Plastik features a colour-change setting and is also available in dozens of other gem-stones. Another charity item from creator Aikea Rieko is a purple skin with bright-orange body paint. You may have to get it just so you can tremble at the thought of it lurking in your inventory.

Credits to creators
/Wasabi Pills/ Sanna Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Fantasy Faire Sanctum; ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
22769 ~ [femme] Chloris Dress White S (Fantasy Faire Hope’s Horizon RFL donation item)
:[Plastik]:- Lys Circlet:// Lily (Fantasy Faire Faery Court RFL donation item)
DRD, Mechanical Flutters uncommon (gacha at Fantasy Faire)
Essences – Luaflor *lait* blonde (this was a TDR or 50LF release)
Anais Gaea, creator, black diamond earring (on Marketplace)
FINESMITH – Kirin’s poem brown- RING
Kunstkammer, Glamazon Necklace (an oldie, one of my first and best hunt gifts in SL)
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Kirin, Lost in Space pose pack

Swayed

sway I’ve been shopping yard sales instead of trying to get into The Arcade. Portia’s lavishly long locks from Exile and beady-eye-beaded horns from Half Deer are my faves so far. On the one hand, I love buying items I like. On the other hand, I need to play some gachas because choosing only one among the multiple shades of Ingenue’s sandals would be tough. I don’t understand how Glam Affair’s Aria works, so I am going to have to play it until I do understand it.

burnttred On the third hand—I’m borrowing one of yours—I can’t find some things I want, like fd’s and Truth’s hairdos. And, back to Ingenue, lilac and iris are flooding the market, but I am holding out for sepia because I’m some kind of self-denying minimalist. Ultimately—hand me your other hand—I like the yard sale scene best when I buy a resale item from a person I know. It’s one of those weirdly attenuated, almost parodic, possibly soul-destroying social acts that SL affords us.

Credits
Essences, Paris02 *light rose* skin ginger with Teeth and new Moles layer included (at TDRF)
Exile::Rain, Extremes pack (at The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Aventine Horns – VampEYEr (at The Arcade)
*{Junbug}* M’lady in Crimson S RARE (current Fantasy gacha carnival)
.Enfant Terrible. Midsommer Dream Apple Bracelet mixed -CBOX  (current Fantasy gacha carnival)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual -
blackliquid, Nails fall floral
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
BENT, Escher set (not available)

Sometimes a sweet notion

93lxIt’s Pleisure’s shockingly 4th anniversary! And the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is opening on the 1st of February. That’s two reasons for Portia to swan around in pauldrons. The flowers-n-chains pauldrons and headdress are Zibska’s contribution to the gacha carnival. There are many many lovely colours to win. (Most of those will preserve your av from the purple, violet, mauve, lavender and plum limbo in which Portia dwells.) Those of you who win rare will snag the full-colour set. (More…) Continue reading

I must profess

techtxt I do not want to go back into the classroom tomorrow. If I do, I’m using the lousy winter weather as an excuse to wear black jeans and a t-shirt.

emmaclx Thinking makes ones hair messy. In a very sexy way.

Credits to creators
/Wasabi Pills/ Emma Mesh Hair – (BOOBS) – Rouge (new at The Season’s Story; ty MissAllSunday Lemon!)
-tb- Female Skinny Tie (M) – Plum (at Collabor88)
-tb- Long Sleeve Collared Blouse (S) – Blush (at Collabor88)
LeeZu, Yukatan Pants S (mesh,rigged,material) /beige
Tableau Vivant – LL 1/2 gloves (XXS-S)
Yasum*MESH*Steampunk Headset*STEAM*female*CAMOU (not that old gacha)
Essences – Song Goth 02 *brown* (past TDRF)
-Glam Affair – Mokatana – Moles 2
dl:: Belly Bandaid tattoo
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
::BB:: Arctic Friends Snowshoe Hare Pal(creme) (gacha)
pose one by h.m.a.e.m
Blackboard by Glitterati in Schooled prop
Books from Book’em by BOOM (old pose prop)

I lifted no finger

trielf This picture is a stunner, but I can’t take credit for it. The official viewer let me have shadows. Annan Adored provided the Windlight. And Zib Scaggs did the rest. (It is the case that, after about twenty snaps, I stopped trying to include the cute penguin swimming in the lake, so I will take credit for knowing when less is more.) Portia wears Ulfa, a stripey new tunic and hat from Zibska, which is available in blue, shown here, black and olive versions. The collar is so convoluted with crab legs that it looks as though it’s going to crawl off in every direction at once!

cabinfever This is not Jan van Eyck’s Man in a Red a Turban.

Credits to creators
Pic one
Zibska, Ulfa ~ Midnight (comes with black tights) (NEW; ty Ms. Scaggs!)
LeeZu! Helena High Heel Pants XS (mesh,rigged) /grayblue
blackLiquid HAIR – BEAUFORT midnight
TuTy’s, Adorable – Hair base Blue antracite
Essences – Lorde02 *lumiere* brunette
Amacci ~ Look Eyes – Medieval (Medieval Fantasy Hunt prize)
(Yummy) Fabby Glasses – Swinging Blue
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
pose: Mabinogion, Crouch
Annan Adored’s 2013 Windlights
Pic two
Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Wool Turtle Neck[Navy]_L
Pure Poison – Tiger Earrings (subo gift)
location: Inspiration Point (Tee*fy)