Friday, July 11, 2014

Vengeance in the woods

1 Arianna had searched the forest. Weeks had passed since she had heard from her elder sister. While this wasn't unusual in itself, her sister had been in touch so often lately, bragging of her new house. "Oh you should see the windows, they are so clear, clear as glass." She rolled her eyes, as line after line of script in her siblings cramped, arthritic hand slid through her mind's eye. "The walls, so straight, not askew and tumbledown like your town..." So she lived in a town, near to her friends, and yeah, the area wasn't exactly enticing to many, but Arianna loved it, so what? "My pride and joy is my new stove." her sister had bragged, "Not an easy thing to keep running, woodfired as it is, and the chimney going up through the roof. Those gingerbread tiles will have to be replaced at least every five years." Rounding the bend in the path, she stumbled, and came to a halt. The house, so beautifully rendered, was in ruin. Sugarwork windows smashed, gingerbread tiles sliding away from an enormous burned hole in the roof, the door, a masterpiece of the chocolatier's art hung from its candycane frame at a crazy angle, and inside...
Leading away from the destruction were footsteps, four small, and two huge. 
She would follow, away from the taint of smoke in the air, and she would have her vengeance. 2 We <3 Roleplay

This ongoing event with ever changing vendors is an Aladdin's cave of excellent, and cut price items for all manner of roleplaying genre. Get on over and check it out!
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Arianna wears :
Hair : +Spellbound+ Gwendalynn // Natural Selection L$ 260
Great hair, the pack comes with 3 standard mesh sizes, all capable of wear with mesh bewbs, and another for those without this particular enhancement. HUD driven, there are 14 colour options, from blacks and whites through reds, browns and blondes. There are also four crowns included! They come in gold, bronze, black and ruby.
Jewellery :  :[P]:-Krysis Jewelry Sets:// Nightmother. L$ 89
Black jewellery? I'm there! The detailing on this set is everything you would expect from The Plastik, at a truly amazing price. The set contains the collar, horns and earrings shown here. There are also shorter versions of the earrings, a lip ring, belly piercing, necklaces on cords and chains and on and on and on!
Outfit : [Velvet/Whip] Tracker Outfit Dark Red.  L$ 125
Fantastically versatile outfit. Waistcoat, pants and belt are all separates, the detailing on each is outstanding. If red isn't your thing, this outfit is available in different colours at We <3 Roleplay.

Also shown - not from this event -

Skin : DeeTaleZ Skin Delicious Skin ELLY rose smokey Caramel L$ 199
Eyes : The Skin Shop - Reflect Green Pack (Emerald) L$ 275

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Tempestuous makeover

Something a little unusual tonight! A before and after 'makeover'. Sometimes, you just need a little retail therapy. If that's followed by a trip to the theatre, so much the better. Here's the before of my friend and muse, Isolde, one part of my heart.
SCENE I. On a ship at sea: a tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning is heard. 2 You are a counsellor; if you can command these elements to silence, and work the peace of the present, we will not hand a rope more; use your authority: if you cannot, give thanks you have lived so long, and make yourself ready in your cabin for the mischance of the hour, if it so hap. Cheerly, good hearts! 4 Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground, long heath, brown furze, any thing. The wills above be done! but I would fain die a dry death. 3 Lie there, my art. Wipe thou thine eyes; have comfort. The direful spectacle of the wreck, which touch'd the very virtue of compassion in thee, I have with such provision in mine art So safely ordered that there is no soul-- No, not so much perdition as an hair betid to any creature in the vessel which thou heard'st cry, which thou saw'st sink. 5 The jewel in my dower, I would not wish any companion in the world but you, Nor can imagination form a shape, besides yourself, to like of. 10 O heaven, O earth, bear witness to this sound and crown what I profess with kind event if I speak true! if hollowly, invert what best is boded me to mischief! I beyond all limit of what else i' the world do love, prize, honour you. 7 My man-monster hath drown'd his tongue in sack: for my part, the sea cannot drown me; I swam, ere I could recover the shore, five and thirty leagues off and on. By this light, thou shalt be my lieutenant, monster, or my standard. 8 Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices that, if I then had waked after long sleep, will make me sleep again: and then, in dreaming, the clouds methought would open and show riches ready to drop upon me that, when I waked, I cried to dream again. 9 
Rhapsody is an event all about music. The Hottie Cooterati have put together a SIM of sounds, with sections and stores dedicated to genres from Jazz to Punk, through Metal Disco and Pop! There's close to 100 stores, these, and the themed rooms are amazing. I did NOT want to leave the tartan and zips of the Punk room! Unless otherwise stated, items below are from the event, which runs until 12th July, so you will need to get a wriggle on, or shake your groove thang, boogie on over to...

Isolde wears;
Skin : DeeTaleZ - Delicious Skin L$ 199
More prettiness from the Deetalez sale!
Appliers : DeeTaleZ *Appliers* Delicious Skins Slink Feet L$ 280
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
Fabulous fabulous feet!
Hair : MINA - Jett / Brett - Light blond  L$ 250
Fantastic MESH hair, comes with three sizes for bois and girlz, Materials and non-Materials, five HUD driven tonal shades. Three styles of hairbase too!
Dress : DGD Frilly Cthulhu Dress L$ 250
Both Isolde and I love this dress SO much, we are buying the fabric and making in RL. No higher praise possible!
Shoes : [Miseria] Slayer Platforms - Plum L$ 249
So, so, so pretty. And Spiky. These beauties work with High Slink feet.

Vyl wears;
Skin : DeeTaleZ Skin Delicious Skin ELLY rose smokey Caramel L$ 199
Appliers : DeeTaleZ *Appliers* Delicious Skins Slink Feet L$ 280
Feet : Slink AvEnhance Feet Female High  L$ 675
Hair : MINA - Jett / Brett - Blacks  L$ 250
I bought the Blacks pack, again with five colour option as above, but the hair when first put on is white, and I loved it so much, I've not tried the others yet! 
Dress : -Pixicat- TheDark.Dress (Roots)  L$ 350
Wow. Amazing texturing. Look at the metal. Look at it! Materials FTW. There's something about this dress, available in different textures, each with 5 HUD driven colour options. Spikes can also be removed, if you like that kinda thing.
Shoes : [Miseria] Slayer Platforms - Blood L$ 249
Of COURSE I had to have these too!

All credit to Shakespeare - If you haven't seen the Tempest, perhaps now you might!