Kinky sloth

slothing Riri Ninni of h.m.a.e.m will release her new Tasha dress on September 5th for the next round of The 24. Each colour of the pebbled dress (in cream, grey, sepia or white as well as the black shown here) is a strictly limited edition of 30 copies.  Continue reading

Take me for a walk

Skin me I am (not really) happy to report that my rare-gachatosis is in remission. This may be less a health issue than a metaphysical phenomenon—a punishment for my rationalist choice to shop yardsales instead of trusting in the gacha gods. I was too impatient to wait for resale of Umazuma Metaluna’s new Haruko skins for The Skinnery. I could not not play after I got a look at the refreshingly odd makeups hiding among the nice normals. Number 3 works beautifully (or uglily) with the new group gift hair from little bones. The HUD for the latter offers two eccentric ombres that make liberal use of the most terrifying of colours, yellow. (The fashion world succeeded in domesticating orange. Yellow is not going to roll over to be declawed.) In other news this week, Pure Poison creator Shaleene Kenin sent her subo and VIP groups awesome pairs of hardware-n-handcuff-themed bracelets.

Credits
[theSkinnery] Haruko 3 (milk) DB CL1 (gacha at The Chapter Four; comes with multiple implants appliers but no hands or feet or butts or faces or mouths)(can noses be far behind? Pinocchio proboscis is almost as catchy as Phat Azz)
.Birdy. {Liner} 10
MONS / Shocking eyes – blue
little bones. Full Moon (one of two group gifts, check notices)
Faenzo, Mirte Structural Dress – Charcoal Leather S (last month’s Collabor88)
..::DeliciouS::.. Doggy Dog Leash Gold (Female)
(Yummy) Layer Cake Ring (at the Arcade; you can try yard sales, but these rings seem to be too scrummy to resell)
Pure Poison – Screw HandCuffs Gold (subo gift)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Flair, Prestige_add-on Slink nails (freebie)
Izzie’s – Tights eggshell
Just a Pose, GYRO (an oldie)

I picked purple

purp3x At times I think I’m a bad blogger, so I decide to make it worse. Colour-wise Oh My Gacha was good to me—except for the mint, I can’t do anything with mint—because it paid out in black and rose gold. But it also gave me purple in the form of the Saturn undies from tsg. I accepted chance’s implicit challenge. In the only way I know how. By typing the word purple into my inventory. The old flower-tipped mustache was a surprise. But everyone likes a mustache on a pretty girl. (See above re making it worse.)
purp

Credits to creators
.tsg. Sentofuku Lingerie – Saturn (at Oh My Gacha)
*:..Silvery K..:*Japanese Lady’s shoes for winter(Purple) (gacha at Kimonoichi festival at Kyoto/Bakumatsu until the end of the month well, that ended rather abruptly; check the mainstore to see if it’s available there)
{Frick} Winter Tights in Sugarplum (p) (not gacha but only 30L and available in several colours)
[Aux]Fly Free – Purple (old gacha)
-Glam Affair – Neva Frost 03 A (ends today)
L.Fauna, Rosebud Moustache (Purple) (old Seasons Hunt gift, not available)
+Nuuna+ Zion 2 Purple tat.
[JB] Juicy Box – Feather / Watercolor Tattoo (NEW on Marketplace; you can’t see the feather bits around the cleavage, which make the tat extra super lovely)
=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Rossi II” Baby Pink Purple
Lolas ::: Tango ::: Mesh Breasts (spine)
Slink, Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual – Medium
MONS / DualColor eyes – purple
Mudhoney, Priya Chair Mauve (from the Love Donna Flora event)

We are not amused

ririhat I have to hand it to Birdy creator Nina Helix. The Blair skin, her item for the Arcade, makes Anorak look mean. And I like that. I also like the stylish new Nini hat from h.m.a.e.m., which mesmerizes with its baby blue baubles. (I’m fairly certain it’s against the TOS for a creator to name a hat after herself. First she must use every other exotic name, including, of course, Feldercarb and Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. The former is a curse word from the original Battlestar Galactica series. The latter is a place in Wales.)

leatherbirdy Gingerbread is my favourite of the Wasabi Pills hair shades. It’s one of the rare colours at the Arcade, suggesting that it’s popular with everyone and incites players to keep feeding the machine. An unscientific sampling of contemporary British television indicates that even gingers believe they should be mocked for their appearance. SL’s gacha freaks must disagree.

Credits to creators
Look one
h.m.a.e.m. – the nini hat zerozeroone (also available with black or purple base) (NEW and only at the Salimar location; ty Riri!)
[IN]Sight :: Winter Coat :: Black [S]
.Birdy. Blair skin ~Dusk~ Darling (Brown) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
[HANDverk]Zelda Earring.green
booN DQO010 hair chocolate
booN gathered raised hairbase chocolate
.MONS / DualColor eyes – purple

Look two
/Wasabi Pills/ Kira Mesh Hair – Gingerbread – RARE (NEW at the Arcade; ty Miss Lemon!)
.Birdy. Blair Skin ~Peaches~ Sin (Red) (these skins are a fabulous deal: they include all appliers, four brow colours and a no-brows version, and a moles tat) (NEW at the Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Patchwork Army – Teddy Bear – Ears (NEW at the Arcade)
.Shi Fur Pullover {BrownSet} {S}
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
imeka, kylie pose pack

Horns aplenty

wings2 This post needs little exposition. Things stick out of the girls’ heads in pairs. Two pairs are rare.

horns2 This pair, named Treasure, is new from h.m.a.e.m. There is also a Cherry Blossom set and, for those of you who dislike symmetry, a set with a treasure horn on the left and a cherry blossom horn on the right.

calicoswallow There’s quite a lot of fuchsia and blue.

Credits to creators
Look 1
:::Sn@tch, Thursday Mesh Dress (Black-Small)::: (comes with striped socks and giant creepers)
-Glam Affair – Vera – Horror edition GIFT C (new group gift in store)
[taketomi]_Emiko_SuccubusBands[RARE]_DippuDye12 (at the Legion Spooktacular)
Happy Undead, Swing Earrings – Butterfly DEATH (gacha in store)
MONS / Shocking eyes – night
pose is in Mishmash, Spool stool

Look 2
h.m.a.e.m. - My Horns – Treasure (NEW; ty Riri Ninni!)
~Tableau Vivant~ Dreamscape – Hairbase and Locks (at the Body Mod fair)
[7891.] Testle – Cross – Gold
Ricielli, Mesh – (S) Satin Top /sky (at TDRF)
Akeruka, Barbara LIGHT Mk3 tdr (recent TDRF)
(AMD) Ultimate Lashes – Double Wing
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Chestnut-

Look 3
OrsiniSun, Paradise Horns and bracelet Neon Fucsia Rare (Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Calico Ingmann, Penny [HUD features exclusive sea colors] (Trick or Treat Hunt)
Swallow, Anja Fright Night 1 Ivory Blonde E. (at the Limitee event)
Baiastice,_Claudette dress-wine-size S
MONS / DualColor eyes – green
Imeka, Sayrui pose pack

In that gacha groove

anorak essences I am usually very conservative with gachas. But I recently went a bit nuts on skins from Essences and Birdy. It’s not that I was collecting them all, and it’s not that I knew which skin I wanted and kept trying till I got it. It’s that I got one and thought “Nah, that’s not quite right.” I can win a rare and be disappointed if it’s white, for instance, or black, and I’d rather have ecru or burgundy. Usually I resign myself to failure and walk away. But when I have man troubles, which I’ve been having lately, I spend aggressively. That could be because killing my lindens is more legal than killing my squeeze. Or because I’m making up for the romantic letdown by going for gacha satisfaction.
essen3 I’m extremely happy that Maya Levane is back making beautiful items for TokiDoki. She is very generous with gifts for her VIP group members. The mustard-yellow version of the long, buttonless Juliana sweater modeled in this post is on sale at TDRF. The blue version is the current group gift.
devon When I looked at Birdy’s Devon skin gacha at The Chapter Four I thought “Hmm, that’s a quirky face. Better not.” But it’s the Birdy quirk that I like about Birdy. Turns out the skin looks adorable on Anorak Offtherack, my teen alt. Here Anorak models one of the new line of soft, easy Traveler t-shirts by Aranel Ah for BOOM. Some are plain, some patterned, and some are lettered with catchphrases I have yet to decode. (I’m too embarrassed to admit how long I thought ERMAHGERD was a character from a Tolkien novel.)
devon2x If you need to get all dressed up, join the h.m.a.e.m VIP group for the Raja gift necklace in a threateningly decadent black-pansy shade.

No 1
Essences – Rose OMG 14 *lait* blonde (at Oh My Gacha event)
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
tram, A817 hair / darksalmon (size40)
(TokiD) Juliana sweater_small (mustard) (at TDRF till Thursday)
(Nylon Outfitters) Folds Dress – Horses

No 2
Essences – Rose OMG 12 *peche* brown (at Oh My Gacha event)
MONS / Shocking eyes – hazel
tram, A811 hair (this is an old group gift, so it can’t be bought in this particular colour)
(TokiD) Juliana sweater_small (light blue) (NEW VIP group gift; fee to join)
MichaMi: Nina Crop Top in Steel

No 3
*BOOM* Traveler Tee (Socially Awkward) XS (NEW; ty Aranel Ah!)
.Birdy. Devon Skin ~Porcelaine~ (Frost) (at The Chapter Four)
MONS / DualColor eyes – dream
ISON – Heidi hair (reds pack)

No 4
h.m.a.e.m. – raja – necklace – black soul (NEW VIP group gift; fee to join; ty Riri Nini!)
.Birdy. Devon Skin ~Biscuit~ (London) (at The Chapter Four)
Mayfly – Deep Sky Eyes (Twilight Sea Shadow, w1)
Amacci Hair Daphne ~ Brown Sugar
Anais Gaea, diamond earrings (colour change, on marketplace)
Anais Gaea, black diamond nose stud (colour change, on marketplace)

These pics were GIMPed gently. I shot them under strong light. The skins look more deeply coloured under a dimmer light.

Cool, not cold

grayfinal I like this outfit because I had no idea it was lurking in my mind. I started with the cute shape from La Petite Morte, a fluorescent green dress and a camel coat and ended up with a grey coat and slacks and a custard bodysuit. The new Laika Boots from Eudora could have worked with either look. The palette for the pair worn here features blues, blacks and greens. I chose a dark grey for the back, a lighter grey for the buckles and a shiny blue for the tongue and sole. The toe-cap is always white. The other palettes available are red/brown/sienna and magenta/green/pink. Really, these trios expand into multiple tones, many of which are slightly shimmery, giving the boot a luxurious look.
wocol Neither the hair in this special colour nor the special shape is still available. Soz. But League’s Aria skin is out there for you to buy and love.

Credits to creators
Eudora 3D, Laika Boots BBG (NEW on Marketplace; ty Eudora3D!)
ISON – oversized wool coat -L- (gray) (at Collabor88)
The Sea Hole – Painted Desert Bodysuit – Chamomile (store is closed)
.: ryvolter :. Peplum Pant – Grey – M
Discord Designs – Codie (Corroded) (special edition, not available)
.la petite morte. iris shape for the wash (not available)
*League* Aria Walnut -Apricot -DBrow -Chest C
Aeva // Eyelashes // Short Lashes
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
BALACLAVA!! Scout Badge Remade Necklace (old Arcade)
pose: Still Life
location: Virtual Decay
barely GIMPed first pic is not judging hella PIXLRed second pic

Sugar ‘n’ spice

tinkerbellx

It’s such a thrill to see a creator one loves pop up at the weekly events we all enjoy. Sopha Portal of My UglyDorothy continues to produce her new line of products which features seven base tones and mix and match tattoo options. You can see her latest face, Norah, looking hot on Kimbra Iridescent. But she is also doing special makeups, like Tinkerbell, above, for SL Fashion Week. There are two Tinkerbell makeups to choose from, and each skin comes with a teeth variation and with cleavage enhancer. You’ll find Berry, below, in a diverse array of makeups at the revamped Acid Lily Gallery. Ms. Portal always sells shapes with her skins, so you can look just like the gal in the vendor pic.

berry

Today I am featuring my models, Anorak, who usually does my teen looks, and Stones, whose real name, for reasons I never understood, is Hedda. She’s been on hiatus for ages, so it was fun to unbox her and put her giant jaw to work in this photo. Both girls are wearing stunning new hairdos from Wasabi Pills, one that’s long and winding, one that’s short and to the point. I couldn’t resist slipping in Piedra Lubitsch’s untitled artwork, which is available at TGGS. The colour palette and light are irresistible.

Look one
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -TinkerBell2 (NEW at SL Fashion Week till 1PM SLT August 15; ty Sopha Portal!)
/Wasabi Pills/ Claudette Mesh Hair – Gingerbread (NEW at Collabor88; ty Miss. Lemon!)
(fd) Glitter Peplum – Cream XSMALL
Chop Zuey, Mignonette Choker
MONS / Shocking eyes – brown

Look two
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Berry2 (NEW at Acid Lily Gallery until August 16; ty Sopha Portal!)
Cheap Makeup, Lashes (Babs) 8
/Wasabi Pills/ Sarah Mesh Hair – Wild honey (NEW at Fameshed; ty Miss. Lemon!)
[MANDALA]Osenbei earring/Gold
*COCO*_ColorblockDress_M
(MONS / Shocking eyes – brown
Piedra Lubistch, untitled artwork (at The Gallery Gift Shop, but not for much longer; ty Piedra!)

I GIMPed because the shadows were so dark. Demo all skins before you buy.

Go big (spokesmodel)

lashesfrmd People often ask me how I manage to keep up with my research and writing while maintaining an unhealthy level of depression. The secret is letting yourself go. This is easy if your depression takes the form of paralysis. When, after half a day of sloth, you realize that you are once again shitting your life’s work away, going out to work without washing your hair feels like the right thing to do. If you are trying to be a productive member of society while neglecting all its duties and pleasures, you stand to benefit from the tricks I’ll share with you today.
1. Forget the shower
Take whore baths (all the cracks). It was good enough for your great grandmother. Not that she was a whore. She just didn’t have any running water. I use two cloths, one for the dirty parts and one for the delicate parts. I’ll let you decide for yourself what is which. Conserving energy by removing lights from your bathroom makes everything—including the all-white room itself—look much less dirty than you imagined.
2. Put the shower to better use
If you comb your long shedding hair into the sink, you have to clean up every last strand every day. Or they will tangle up in the drain. Eco-freindly unclogging costs you an hour’s worth of writing or moping time: 15 minutes fishing the decomposing hair out of the drain, 45 minutes gagging between fishing attempts. I discovered I could avoid all this by combing my locks into the tub that I wasn’t using for bathing.
3. Reluctantly use the shower properly
Studies show that Pssst! can only keep your hair smelling like an old lady for so long. Eventually it will smell like a dead old lady, and you will have to allow water to beat down on your bean. (Be sure to fish the hair out of the shower before you hop in. Feel satisfied that you’ve only had to round up the strays once this week.) I dispute the claim that having sex is the best motivator for more frequent and thorough bathing. It’s way too easy to convince yourself that staying sticky and wet, in more than one place, is some kind of tribute to your lover.
4. Stock up on basics
Postpone laundry for a month or more by buying dozens of panties. You can’t afford to pay twenty bucks a piece, so go to the big department store and find that one table with five pair for $19.99. Sure, they are going to be decorated with tiny turtles and inappropriately child-sized bows, but they will also be cotton, which is far healthier for the vajayjay (especially if you want to walk around sticky and wet after sex…). EMTs do not actually check your panties, so it’s safe to wear each pair for two days. Bonus: any morning you wake up late or frantic, you get to forget how many days that pair on the floor has already served. If you find a bra you like, buy three in black, saving the time you would waste trying to find another bra you like. If you wear all three identical bras before any single one of them is dirty, you will lose track of which one you’ve worn too many times and the pressure to wash them is off.
5. Multitask in the shower
If you have to shower, make it worthwhile by simultaneously washing out a couple of pairs of undies or a bra. Never wash more than one bra in one session: chances are you’ve forgotten what you did with the second one, but if you look several times you should be able to find the third one in one of the piles of all-black clothes on the chairs in your bedroom.

Credits to creators
MichaMi: Hedda Leather Dress in Wine_M
[ #7 ] D I S C O V E R Y – zero miles Lashes (at Finesmith’s Summer Boutique; ty Shortie!)
Miasnow, Sweety Pale
cStar Limited – Spectrum Lines Eyeliner (old gift)
>TRUTH< Demi – chocberry
bellballs/PIDIDDLE – Fringed Cuff – Tropical (Golden Finish)
MONS / Shocking eyes – sky
Glitterati, Pin up Girl pack (on sale till store close at end of June)
I always have time to GIMP.