I like LODE

Iris Every month I look forward to LODE’s hair accessory gacha at The Chapter Four. In today’s pic Portia wears Iris in Dark Purple. Whereas I usually hit the LODE machine three times and get three different colours—and almost always strike rare—this month I won two Dark Purple and two Red. Hit me up in world if you would like either one, for FREE.

Serene in stripes

whistler In the absence of the annual event at Bakumatsu, Japonica is your destination for a kimono celebrating the season. Out of a wide range of choices—which had me flirting hard with a man’s outfit that I still might buy—I was most attracted to this striped kimono by creator Kokoro (heart.irata) for Kokorotayori. Choosing this one was a risk: the creator provides no demo despite the fact that the costumes are unconventional. Not having a demo prevented me buying from this creator before now. Who knows what I will do next time.
portent Available only till January 10, Zib Scaggs’ latest open gift for Zibska customers is Portent, a set of looooong elegant lashes tipped with birds. The set also includes eyeliner, which Ms. Scaggs has provided in tattoo, CATWA, Lelutka and unisex TMP versions. I have started to wonder just how dizzy Second Life creators get when they offer a multitude of versions. Dizzy or drunk, perhaps. Portia is also wearing a gift from Chop Zuey, a set of beads and single-bead earrings with to-drool-for texture options.
striped kimono I often go to the adult sim Hollowtree to shoot in 8f8’s rare gacha house, which Hollowtree stocks with shibari props. If you want to take pics in an intimate Japanese setting without intimate Japanese rope bondage, you can visit this version of the 8f8 house at Drowsiness.

Credits
Zibska, Portent eyelashes and Liner (gift)
kokorotayori, jorou A (Japonica location until Jan 7 Japan Pacific Time)
Chop Zuey, Tensha Beads, Texture Change Earrings and Necklace (gift)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Balts Big [golden] RARE (gacha)
Clawtooth: Louise Brooks – Red eye flight (not available, I think)
Bens Boutique – Victoria Gladiator Boots XS texture change (requires Slink high feet)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
-Glam Affair – Caroline Skin – New Day – Artic D (last Friday’s 50L item)
NOX. Restless [Three] (past advent gift)
+Nuuna+ Kati Eyeliner 1
::dUTCH tOUCH:: AddOns – Moles and Xtra Freckles (not available)
{S0NG} :: Cupid~ Blue Eye
An Lar, Infiniti Pose pack
8f8, Serene Sanctuary – Koi House Rare

Incurable

at it again Institutionalized.
irradiated Irradiated.busyasabeaverIncurable.

Credits
Zibska, Rhoda dress (NEW at Frost till January 3rd; ty Zib for another wonderful year!) See it look like a real dress on an av who can stand up straight
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.3
Glam Affair, Triss 12 India (NEW gacha at Shiny Shabby)
Pure Poison – Gray Knitted Wedge Boots – Maitreya Lara (gacha)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4
.HW. Neve – Choker (dark)
NOX. Giftmas – Day 23 [Indo Septum – Black]
[CX] Kunai Earring Left (Silver & Black String) (past gift)
Kleineschwein, Pompadour Cheveaux Simple Glace Noire (not available)
Adorkable Poses, My Padded Room (on Marketplace)

Leather heaven

golden warm I was shocked when I won Enfant Terrible’s rare L’Odeur du Cuir underbust corset. It took me a few seconds to make sense of what I read on my screen. I even had to check my inventory to make sure my eyes had not deceived me. I don’t know why I was so incredulous. It was only my fourth hit on the machine, so it’s not as though I had become a mindless and heedless creature ignoring the most important call of nature—the need for lip balm. (That would come later…) Perhaps my sense of smell was faulty and it took me a while to catch the whiff of leather. Or… (to be continued after the cut) Continue reading

Undeserving

nopenopenope Vulpinetta wrestles in a kinky circus called erm…. Hmmmm. I’m not good with fiction. Let’s start again, getting straight to my account of a difficult scene. It’s not safe for work. Continue reading

Gacha creeper

place to plot I never have enough wiggle in my wallet to wear Zenith, a line I love, but when I saw the Devious Maids gacha at Wayward Halloween I shook some pennies out of that weird jeans pocket that no one needs. (You know the one. It’s crazy small. You stick your finger in it once in a while and wonder if it’s there because old-timey prospectors kept losing their teeth.) I won the blue sleeves, traded the pink dress for blue, and then bought the hat, manacles and heels. When buying gacha items, I no longer need to go to a huge market and overload my Area Search because all the goodies are available for purchase (at charmingly varying prices) on Marketplace. Lest I sound like someone who is insufficiently addicted to randomness, let me say that if I like a creator’s set I will first play the machine, then play it again, and sometimes try once more, and then decide I’m wasting my money and should buy what I want (before I poke a hole in that pointless fifth pocket). Actually, it’s more like: I will first not be able to get into the sim, then not be able to get in again, and sometimes fail once more, and then decide I’m wasting my time and should buy what I want before my inner Mentos-and-cola experiment blows. Fact is I’m always excited when a new gacha event begins because that means I’ll be able to get into the sim for the last one that opened.
hearttaker I’m awarding a new Pleizzie prize to SL Blogger Support, which has been getting early access to more and more events for its lucky members. Thank you Supporters from the bottom of my heart, which my devious maid stole because she loves the soothing pulse of a gacha pragmatist.

Credits
NB Parts of the Zenith gacha outfit at Wayward Halloween are designed for the Maitreya Lara body. Try a demo to see if it works with yours!
=Zenith=Devious Maids Dress (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids Hat (Blue)
=Zenith=Devious Maids Heels with socks (Blue) Maitreya
=Zenith=Devious Maids manacle
=Zenith=Devious Maids Shoulder (Blue) Maitreya
:: Purple Moon :: Birdcage is part of the Be Mine Catsuit Halloween Special (new VIP group gift)
Kin-Cricket-[Black]
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body V3.4
-Glam Affair – December skin – AFRICA 02 G (past gacha)
White Widow, Whiplash tat RARE white (gacha at the Epiphany)
Visage, Beauty Marks – set 07 – really dark (new)
Clemmm – Dark Chic Circus Lashes and big black spots (old Skin Fair gift)
R.icielli – SKULL EARRING /GRAFF (old and a little creaky)
pose one: Ma Vie, Revealed
pose two: Label Motion, Fugitive (old special event pose)
location one: Voodoo Bayou
location two: Wayward Halloween sim

The bride wore gacha

bright sunshine catrina It’s been a while since gacha smiled on me and granted me a rare. This one couldn’t be any more lavish or dramatic. Continue reading

Daucus in the dell

daucusinthedell Zib Scaggs has been creating her giant heart out and I have been remiss in not keeping up. Today I want to share with you her Daucus gown, which is available at Rock Your Rack. This is a charity event supporting the National Breast Cancer Foundation and is presented by Models Giving Back. The fashion event is a couture maven’s dream. As is her wont, Ms. Scaggs is donating 100% of the proceeds from her creations. (There’s something wrong with the small version of this image. Please click through to see the larger size.) Continue reading

Gone, not a goner

cirino by ZibskaI was gone. Computer caught the flu; I traveled on business. It’s recovered; I’ve returned. I also discovered erotic hypnosis,* sooooo I may not be totally back to blogging. There’s time, however, to be mesmerized by the shimmeringly strict lines of Zibska’s Cirino necklace, which comes with a matching circlet. It’s colour and size change—Portia is wearing hers shrunken. There’s time also to stare deep into Portia’s gold-and-grape Elf Eyes, one of fifteen new particoloured pairs from MUDSKIN.

Credits
Zibska, Cirino Necklace—comes with Circlet not shown (NEW; colour and size change at The Secret Affair; ty Zib!)
[ MUDSKIN ]_Elf Eyes#9 (NEW at Lost and Found; ty Sopha!)
*eha~ Sang Black hair (not available: dates back to 2010!)
.LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1
Glam Affair, Mila 13 (Lelutka Head applier) (gacha)
Maitreya, Lara Mesh Body 3.4
[Foxes]Leggings – Maitreya – Leathers (past 50L Friday)
pose: ZZANG, from the Long pack
*If I remember correctly, I am supposed to have an orgasm next time I open a door. Of course, I am also supposed to not remember that. UPDATE; I can only speculate that the time it takes to open a door is too brief for a woman to have an orgasm. It takes a while for us to spiral up to one; or we have four in a few minutes. A bank-vault door that is too heavy to pull open in a trice might be more appropriate. If you can’t access your neighborhood vault—or don’t want to commit a felony—go to a drugstore and try opening one of the automatic doors by hand. Oof. Unf.