Sunday, October 15, 2017

Trick or Treat Lane October 13 ~ November 3

If you're looking for the perfect setting for your own haunted house or Halloween party, look no farther than Trick or Treat Lane!
Lore offers a complete cemetery at a very reasonable price. Each piece from the open graves to the headstones is less than 3 LI with most being only 1LI and they are exceptionally well done. I only put out one of each style in the little graveyard in my skybox, but you could certainly make a huge graveyard just as easily. The grave stones come plain or moss covered. Lore also offers a wonderful set of coffins as their FREE treat.


Of course magick always works better when you look good (okay, maybe not, but it's always nice to have a sexy outfit!) Ready for spell work in a lovely Wicked dress from Secret October and Sabrina Slippers from 1313 Mockingbird Lane. The dress is beautifully textured and the shoes come with a texture change hud to coordinate with your wardrobe. The Zombie Wake nails from Dark Passions Koffin Nails work perfectly with the kelly and violet of the dress.

Hair ~ Doe Shauna
Head ~ Catwa Catya v2.16
Body ~ Maitreya Lara v4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Rood freckled

Outfit ~ SO Wicked Dress [Fitmesh, Maitreya] EXCLUSIVE *
Shoes ~ 1313 Mockingbird Lane Sabrina Slippers [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Zombie Wake FREE treat [3 colors / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *

* Available @ Trick or Treat Lane

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Trick or Treat Lane October 13 ~ November 3


At Trick or Treat Lane, you will find treats galore as well as a few tricks.  There are wonderful seasonal, gothy, witchy items at really good prices.
Visit each of the cute little Halloween houses and tell them "Trick or Treat".  There are many free items and exclusives as well as new designs @ 31% off.

My first treat is this cute Exclusive outfit from Livid. There are 4 styles and colors for the Spell Knit Sweater, the Spell Suede Skirt and the Witchy leggings. Each sells separately, so you can mix and match to your heart's content. Be sure to pick up the sexy Wicked Pointed Suede Boots and the FREE Spiders Suede Witch Hat (not shown here) as well.
A hit and run catting...                    

Hair ~ Calico Creations Magli
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Rood freckled
Outfit ~ Livid Spell Knit Sweater Pumpkin, Sued skirt and Leggings appliers [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Boots ~ Livid Wicked Pointed Suede Boots
Photos ~ Trick or Treat Lane

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Lilith

Lilith ~ you've heard the story a thousand times but maybe you didn't realize how far back it went: The couple is happy till the woman decides she's tired of him making all the decisions.
Next thing you know, he's found a younger more compliant girl and the woman who stuck by him through the early years is demonized and cast out.


Did you know that Lilith was Adam's first wife? Yes, that Adam.
She decided she was tired of his crap. He went running to the Boss and asked for a new wife. You've probably heard of her. Her name was Eve. 
Lilith got herself a new lover, was declared a demon and now she gets revenge by ummm... weakening men in their sleep and stealing the babies that she has been denied.

Who wouldn't want to be a sexy night demon? Now you can be Lilith (or at least look really sexy!) thanks to NY Designs @ Square1. The Tunika gown, pasties, panties, Circle of Life Necklace, animated bento snake belt and strappy thigh boots are all included. A hud controls the textures so you can wear white or black, gold decorated or not and control the amount of transparancy, gold, silver, white or black on the metal parts. The snake comes in 3 colors and two sizes.


When you get to Square1, check out the stores around the drop point and then head for the Cemetary to find the rest of the shops. There are a lot of goodies just through the spooky gates.


Hair ~ Calico Pearl natural
Eyes ~ *Booty's Beauty* Dream Eyes for Catwa
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ Lumae Adore Nyx
Outfit ~ NyDesign Lilith Outfit (Black and White) [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink] *
Horns ~ Alchemy The Wilds Onyx COMMON
Wings ~ Fallen Gods Inc Wings Carbon
Nails ~ Porcelan Supernatural Nails [10 colors / Maitreya] *
Photos ~ Night Gazing

* Available @ Square1


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Monday, October 2, 2017

+Aii & Ego and Nightmare 2017 Event



Princess Aii, the unequivocal artist of the unsettling is back again with the Nightmare 2017 Event, which is even more nightmarish than last year's. The scenarios have been designed based on survey responses from SL residents about what scares them the most and includes everything from traditional jump scares and arachnophobia to things like claustrophobia and a couple of my own personal favorites - creepy dolls and endless corridors.
Check the website to learn more and to vote for next year's creepiness

I'm showing just a few pictures to whet your appetite and to serve as an introduction for those of you who may not have participated before...

You arrive at the sim and find creepy shops with all sorts of goodies. I'm wearing the Keeper Mask available from Egosumaii. The mask is available in 5 shades (Natural shown). When you have shopped to your heart's content, walk into the center of the star chart in the middle of the shops to start your descent into nightmare...
You come to a door. Be sure to read all the instructions and to take your flashlight, because you will need it. Turn on sounds, add your hud, use mouselook as much as possible and remember to smile because that way you can check to see if you have all your teeth.

BTW, you will be hunting for teeth. If the thought of collecting molars bothers you, turn back now! You need to collect 25 of them in your hud as well as keys to get you from one location to another. Click on teeth and keys as you find them. You will want them later!



Eyes ~ +Aii Dreamweaver [I know you can't see them, but they match the ones on my mask & hands] 4000 Flickr followers gift for Aii group members @ the store
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Drow  (Evil pumpkin hunt item @ the 7 store)






Outfit ~ Salt & Pepper Diamonds hooded robe COMMON gacha
Hands to See ~ +Aii & Ego gift for completing the whole Nightmare experience and collecting all the teeth and keys

Each merchant has a special free gift for brave souls who survive intact, which can't be collected till the hud is full.
I told you you'd want all those teeth later!

Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Lorna's Leaves


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Thursday, September 7, 2017

+Aii {egosumaii} ~ There will be DRAGONS!


If you enjoy unusual accessories as much as I do, you really need to visit this month's Arcade Gacha event! +Aii {egosumaii} has some dragons that are to die for! 
These lovely bento dragons come as COMMON singles or as the RARE Brothers. There is also a color change RARE single. All are animated. There are also lanterns for the dragons to hold or for you to use without the dragon.  The Brothers tend to quibble with each other, snapping and posturing as they float around your body. The singles are a little calmer, occasionally snapping, but for the most part, rubbing against your hand or face like a large cat.

I'm wearing my favorite frock coat from Dark Passions clothing and my Moroccan Chic nails from DP Koffin Nails.





Hair ~ (red)Mint No.39"16
Head ~ Lelutka Simone 3.0
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Zora
Outfit ~ Dark Passions Alvira Frock
Tattoo ~ Sn@tch Sternum Tattoos
Jewlery ~ +Aii Neck Dragon (not animated) Reward for playing the gacha 25x *
Nails ~ Dark Passions Koffin Nails Moroccan Chic [9 colors w gold or silver / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] **


* Available @ Arcade
** Available @ Genre

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Siren


They say he found her in the water. The thin, naked girl caught in the weeds below the lighthouse. He pulled her out, pressed his mouth against hers and blew the wind into her still body. She opened her eyes and they were the cold red eyes of a fish. If it gave him pause, he never said so. He took her inside, warmed her, fed her and brought her back to life.


She was lovely in her own way, though her eyes were strange and if you looked closely, there was a thin webbing between her fingers. When he dressed her in human clothes, you could scarcely tell that she was other... except for the webbed fingers... and fish that seemed to swim in and out of her floating hair... and her strange mottled skin.


She never spoke. The villagers say that on the nights of the dark moon they heard her singing in a high, eerie voice, but that seems unlikely. Her face held a slight smile as though laughing at a secret that only she knew. She loved the lighthouse keeper. You could tell by the way she looked at him.


On stormy nights, she would stand on the rocks below the lighthouse and look longingly at the water. She didn't walk in though. Her feet stayed on the land until the night the lighthouse keeper died. She disappeared that night. They found her dress in the weeds below the lighthouse, but they never found a body.

Thanks to Princess Aii for the inspiration!


Hair+Aii Bubbly Sea Nyph Hair
Eyes+Aii Nightfall Eyes 4k Flickr followers GIFT [More styles and colors than you can possibly believe!]
Head ~ Catwa Jessica
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Hands ~ Maitreya bento with +Aii Webbed Hands
Skin ~ Glam Affair Dolly with +Aii Red Death tattoos
Outfit ~ Mistique Roise Red [Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Roses Are Forever [Maitreya, Omega, Slink]

Photos ~ Arranmore

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Lovecraft Festival 2017 August 17-27

There are a lot of SL events that are kind of predictable. You go to Hair Fair, or Skin Fair, you know what to expect. I go to Lovefest every year and never see it coming! This year's event offers shopping galore, dancing, shows, a gacha pier and an awesome underwater quest.


Lovefest honors all things Lovecraftian. I've loved the stories of HP Lovecraft for half a century and still think they blow all other horror tales right out of the water. Tuesday afternoons @ 5pm slt frequently find me sitting in the Innsmouth Lovecraft Visitor's Center listening to someone reading a Lovecraft story. It's my me time.


Modern horror writers borrow from him all the time and the good ones acknowledge the inspiration he provided. One of the reasons that movies made from his stories tend to fall flat is that nobody has ever managed to convey the feeling of dread inspired by the original stories. It's an internal process and impossible to replicate or represent on film.


Yes, he overused certain words,  but he was creating an atmosphere and he managed to get inside our heads no matter how many times we may groan when we read about that spectral gibbous moon. Thank you, Arik Metzger and all the other crazies in Innsmouth for yet another accursed amorphous affair!

(That's me on the left with my best friend on the right and Arik in the center)

Hair ~ NANI Kiran Hair with Hands
Body ~ Maitreya Lara 4.1
Skin ~ 7 Deadly S[k]ins Calamity Powder [2 styles / Omega]
Outfit ~ Dark Passions The Rise of the Cthulhu T-shirt. Available for male or female [7 colors / Classic and Fitmesh sizes] *
Sn@tch Dreaded Velvet Jeans [18 patterns on black / Belleza, Maitreya, Slink]
Nails ~ DP Koffin Nails Book of the Dead [brown or black with gold, silver or black sigils / Maitreya, Omega, Slink] *

* Available @ Lovecraft Festival


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