The latest round of Enchantment is upon us. Beauty and the Beast is the theme. No. 7 designer Shortcake Sugarplum has fashioned a dramatic necklace made of a crimson rose and creamy pearls. Like any other Enchantment item, Belle’s Rose Necklace contains a stamp card that will allow you to choose a gift from No. 7 or from another creator participating in the event.* If anything, No. 7’s gift item for the Beast is more feminine and glamorous than Belle’s necklace. It’s as close to genderqueer as the Beast is to speciesqueer. Speaking of, Valentine’s finds me in the mood for romance this year because there’s actually someone I’d like to cuddle with. Ours is by no means a love affair. Between the polyamory and the twenty years age difference and the competition over who’s dominating whom, it’s a volatile thing. Then there’s his personality. The other day I told Mr. Cuddle-bunneh, who was getting a bit bossy, that he should think of me as a barn cat, completely self-sufficient and independent and not about to eat the dry food he was touting. He wanted to know how he fit into this scenario. I explained that he is the horse with whom I have formed one of those surprising cross-species friendships. “You share your sugar cubes with me,” I said, “and let me play with your long black tail.” “What about my big white cock?” he asked. I was not about to give him satisfaction, so I reminded him that he is better off as a stallion than a human, since an extremely well-endowed male is the only creature I would deign to ride.
*It’s more complicated—but no more expensive—than that sounds. Find more details.
No. 7 @ booN/Saikin, Belle’s Rose Necklace for Enchantment (ty Sweetie!)
Plastik, Izrahli skin (may not be available any more)
Maxi Gossamer, Fairy Pearl Cuffs
Rowne, Agnes hair (previous group gift)
pose: Glitterati, Boobtacular (only on Marketplace)
I made a mistake, spending a bundle on some fancy *oUvUo* panties made only for The Mesh Project body, which Portia has never worn. I messed about with the free basic TMP body and realized I’d have to buy a skin to match the body unless I wanted Portia headless as well as topless. I could have gotten away with showing the undies on the default body, GIMPing the gaps that just would not slider away. But I’m a perfectionist, so I decided that this was the perfect excuse to hop on the mesh bodywagon. Why did I buy Maitreya’s Lara? Price. And the Glam Affair association. (My inventory is like a Glam Affair glam affair. But that’s partly because Birdy, my fave, stopped making skins. Please come back little Birdy.) Continue reading
I’ve been doing a lot of blogging lately because I’m lonely. In November and December I kept myself company by watching dozens of the Dr. Who episodes available on cable TV to mark the fiftieth anniversary. Even viewing the horribly miscast C. Eccleston was better than being alone in a silent room. I lost my best friend and lover four months ago, but I foolishly allowed myself to hope that he’d come back. It’s only in the last week that I’ve been forced to face the reality and deal with the pain of both the abandonment and the loss. And there’s no Dr. Who to help me now.
Here there be breasts. Continue reading
As if I didn’t have enough neuroses to enjoy, I now feel bad about winning rare gacha prizes that other players would enjoy more than I do. I paid a visit to the Winter Is Coming fantasy gacha event and won a bunch of duds. Against my better judgment, I went back the next day because I really wanted a rare Luas outfit, even though my av is not good with loin-cloths. Immediately I won the outfit and two other rares, one of which is an “ultrarare” complicated combat-ready double-fangled bow from GTS (that is not transferable). This weapon is meant for battle, and I am certain that I have no need to kill or even wound avs in SL. (In fact, I am such a pacifist that I no longer speculate angrily on the tiny size of griefers’ dicks.) What follows is safe neither for work nor for the Thanksgiving table. That’s because there’s nudity, which is ostensibly more objectionable than weapons or challenges to idiots’ manhood.
Suddenly I’m cold. So I dressed my doll in the fetching Fowler boots from Beetlebones and a surprisingly sexy vest and blouse combo from Potcha. Anorak poses in a mildly haunted house at the Lovecraft Festival, which is collecting donations for the Autism National Committee. There is shopping to be done, but damned if I could find any clearly marked donation items. I encountered the same problem earlier in the week at the Dreams Way event for people who suffer from autism and asperger’s. There are supposed to be donation items from dozens of haute couture designers, but the absence of signage left me wondering if I was interpreting the spatial arrangement correctly. An arrow, an X, a flower, a heart, a big ole stink eye. Any identifying marker would help us all.
Hair from Chemistry, BOOM’s steampunk choker and Glam Affair’s Elvi in Jamaica make a casual look a little more sophisticated.
(= potcha. knit vest blouse 02 [ liquid size ] (2-for-1 at The Chapter Four)
(Chemistry) Hair – Harlow (Rigged)
Glam Affair – Elvi – Jamaica – 03 H (this was a special makeup at Kustom9, but you can find the regular line at the mainstore)
*BOOM* The Illustrious Sproket Strand Rose Gold (at Collabor88)
::BB:: Fowler Laced- Up Boots M (PIGEON) (at Collabor88)
MONS / Shocking eyes – grey
Glitterati poses, model pack 150-159 (only on Marketplace)
Zibska’s Libby dress is a flirty pin-striped frock covered in cubes, combining the intellectual qualities of Japanese fashion with anglo sex appeal. If you like the concept of a padded derriere but aren’t feeling the phat azz, you’ll love Libby’s bustle of cascading cubes.
Credits to creators
Zibska, Libby ~ Noir, comes with Birdie earrings in Black (shown here), as well as burgundy gloves and a fuchsia hat (at Avenue fashion week until October 29; ty Zib Scaggs!)
.Birdy. Ashley Skin ~CoCo~ (bare)
[theSkinnery]Dripping paint head makeup (color change) (DU5 event is over)
“tSg,” Miss Sassy Brow Black
::BeetleBones:: Pesca Thigh Boots for DU2013 XXS (PEWTER) (DU5 event is over)
Vita’s Boudoir, Black Cat Bowler Hat
Glitterati, Garage pose prop
I finally decided that I could summon up the energy to work with Slink’s mesh feet. The price was not burdensome. Either because they were not as expensive as I thought they would be, or because I was in the midst of one of my recent shopper’s revenge sprees against SSA. (I thought SSA would knock me off the grid. That’s a scenario we will have to revisit. Suffice to say that I decided to spend more lindens as my ship sank. It may have been magical thinking or simple commodity fetishism. But I digress from sufficing.) My first pair of Slinked-up shoes were deep platforms, a poor choice. I followed the creator’s mysterious instructions to set “hove” (“height,” I assumed) at 51, but still found the shoes half-sunk into the cement. They did rise as Portia shrank, but I was not about to make my av a dwarf for a pair of shoes. (I’m just not reverse-vain that way.) Neither of my usual tricks—increased ground offset or editing of the foot layer—helped. So I got creative and searched my inventory for poses for ghosts, swimmers and fairies. Ta-da: a pose by tea.s called “the lust fairy” solved the problem. I hate deceptive pics, however. As a consequence, you’ve been made to read through this full disclosure. Be sure to check out the fine print as well. If you can see it.
Samosa is the name of Portia’s classic costume jewellery set, which is new from h.m.a.e.m. Her lipstick and light freckles are both available at SL Fashion Week, from Sopha Portal for My UglyDorothy.
Credits to creators
h.m.a.e.m. - Samosa earrings and necklace (NEW; ty Riri!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Rose Lips4 (at SL FW; ty Sopha!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Freckles w Moles, from Ugly Freckles pack (at SL FW)
[:T:] Tiny Heart Mole (old gift)
IT GIRLS -Daph Pale / Light Brows
Loovus Dzevavor: Wild Block Dress Dusk[S] [If the main store is still there, this dress is 100L. If it’s not still there, look for it at a satellite shop at full price. ]
Magika, Plenty hair [unrigged mesh]
h.m.a.e.m. *midnight princess* clutch – cipria
Slink, Womens Medium Barefeet (Rigged S)
!(:::HighRize:::)! Cleopatra Wedges Aztek [require Slink Barefeet] (at SoHo Market)
erratic / cuff / gold (on Marketplace)
[Crash Republic] Rebel Eyes – blue 2 (at SL FW)
tea.s, lust fairy (not available)
Glitterati, Closeup pack (only on Marketplace)
location: Aitui store sim
I GIMPed that portrait because I could.
Sopha Portal of My UglyDorothy has just released a double whammy of skins for The Seraphim Social. The skins are inspired by a character in City of Bones, which I have neither read nor viewed. Half of the makeups are pretty and half of them are other-than-pretty. (Aw hell, call ‘em goth.) UPDATED A pack contains one of each kind with teeth and teeth-free versions. Appliers for SLink hands and feet are sold separately.
This would be the other-than-pretty style of skin. The necklace is colour, size and shine change from Zibska for this month’s round of The Gallery Gift Shop. The set comes with matching earrings. Please note that neither the skin nor the jewels is guaranteed to make your av look creepy and insane.
Credits to creators
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Clary 3_Normal and *MY UGLYDOROTHY’s Eyebrow Anger (NEW; at Seraphim Social; ty Sopha!)
!lamb. Thieves Like Us (Mesh) hair – Ink
M*Motion C13-15 Cami with Shorts LB [XXS] (Lucky Board)
LaGyo_Helen bangle Gold SET A (at Collabor88)
[EY:NO] Vintage Lamb Necklace (old Groupgift)
[UMEBOSHI] Lunar 2 eyes -Earth-
Purple Poses, brigite pack
Zibska, Sevan ~ Necklace (NEW at TGGS; ty Zib!)
*MY UGLYDOROTHY -Clary1_Shadow and *MY UGLYDOROTHY’s Eyebrow Anger (NEW; at Seraphim Social; ty Sopha!)
.:: Delusions ::. Birds of a Feather (fresh) tattoo
!lamb. Wild Nothing hair – Ink
id. miss geezer shirt L pinstripe black
Glitterati, headshot 2 pack (store is closed but some items are on Marketplace)
GIMP was discreet