O Christmas Tree — CoLab Kit Discount!

Homespun Holiday Trees SetSalutations this fine weekend!  CoLab, that fairly awesome small little event that I have been doing for years had a theme for Christmas and I decided to put something together for it.  Christmas Trees!  I haven’t got my seasonal around which I am going to be working on fairly hard this week however I just couldn’t resist.  I have these very nice wooden trees that I was working with that just seemed perfect for the occasion.

There’s two in the pack.  One is 3D, and the other is 2D though both with the same rustic coloring, deep colors.  I lean that way anyhow.  Tossed in for good measure is a little drape that you can put at the base of the tree in a nice green color.

Candles adorn the sparse wooden frame that flicker nicely, hearts and stars too.

Each one is sized to be between 5 and 10 LI however if you shrink it, it will of course drop down some… as well as the fact if you blow it up larger so does the land impact.

So for this round of CoLab you can pick this little pack up for only 60L.

After that it will go into normal pricing for the store.

At the main store in a specially marked vendor near the landing.

Have a great weekend!

Galiana Bath Set for Gorean Gacha

Like gacha?  The first round of the Gorean Gacha opened up with some really neat stuff if you like that sort of thing.  Galiana Bath Gacha

I put together a bath set…. It won’t be available like this in particular except through the gacha.  As an aside that’s one reason why gacha’s are tough for me to do…. I tend to prefer to be able to offer it up so you can get it when you want without the game part.  BUT!!! I do once in awhile give in.  Wouldn’t mind a lil feedback if you’re of a mind to, does it annoy you to not be able to get it when you want?  Anyhow… the set comprises of two tubs as the rares.  Each of them are scripted with multiple options for either singles bathing or a couple.  Bathing, massage, kissing, cuddling, even some sex is thrown in there for the naughtier of you.  It’s a very nice tub done in the rather popular slipper type styling.   Copper or pewter versions.  The set has bottles, rugs, buckets and lil pieces to decorate.

I do like how it all turned out quite a bit.  It is very nice.

Available through the month until Dec. 15th for the Gorean Gacha event.

 

 

 

 

A Tattered Page; Frankenstein

In my life I have a few things that I have something of a love affair with.  A deep seated love that borders on madness at times that can influence me one way or another.  One of these is books and the written word.  I was one of those people that almost read through their entire high school library, so yes I was one of ‘those’ people.  Curled up in a corner with a stack of books finding comfort within the pages whisked away to different places, different ideas, or just to learn something new.  I love the feel of a book in my hands, running over the pages, sitting in a room surrounded by shelves of them with a fireplace along one wall.  One of the libraries where I grew up was in an old Victorian home and there was the reading room that was just perfect.  I spent hours there…. but I ramble.

When I saw the postings and notices for the latest event that Cursed Events was planning on doing I got really excited.  A Tattered Page [*citation needed] was going to have a group of creators read a book, pick a spot within the book for reference and then make something based upon that quote.  I have to add here that I really like working with the people who run Cursed Events, I find myself assessing my criteria for participation in events in SL and can categorically say theirs is one I really hope to continue.  Anyhow… I ramble again.

Back to the event.  A Tattered Page…. so we as creators were being challenged, even the bloggers who were going to be ok’d to post for the event were being challenged to write.  Make a post that had more depth, a story, something that got across a little bit more, and the first book?  Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

As soon as applications were opened up and I was able to, I was there.  Filling in the blanks with something of a hope to participate, frustrated with recent experiences in SL to have something a little bit different like this come across my desk was like a breath of fresh air.  I could indulge in two of my greatest loves.  Reading, and creating.  As I read through the novel I got wrapped up in the story and also looking into what I read, what it made me think.  Quite a few places within the book I would pause thinking…. “what could I do” and had a lot of different ideas but the one that won out.  The spot that I chose was within Chapter XI.

Broken Melancholia Dinghy Set - A Tattered Page Exclusive - Quote

Often, after the rest of the family had retired for the night, I took the boat, and passed many hours upon the water.  Sometimes, with my sails set, I was carried by the wind; and sometimes, after rowing into the middle of the lake, I left the boat to pursue its own course, and gave way to my own miserable reflections.  I was often tempted, when all was at peace around me, and I the only unquiet thing that wandered restless in a scene so beautiful and heavenly — if I except some bat, or the frogs, whose harsh and interrupted croaking was heard only when I approached the shore — often, I say, I was tempted to plunge into the silent lake, that the waters might close over me and my calamities for ever.

Frankenstein — Mary Shelley

Why this spot?  A few reasons.  If I’m going to admit to love affairs I suppose I’ll admit to a few more.  The night, darkness and shadow have always held something of a fascination for me.  I used to walk at night purposefully sometimes with music playing in headphones nestled against my ears and sometimes with no sound the only thing accompanying me was my footsteps or the wind blowing through the trees.  Often I found quiet solace in nights when the rain would gently fall around me making the road glisten or the smell of the earth when it grew damp.  I have always been something of a lurker, a woman in the shadows watching the world around her.  Not because I had to, I could be and can be the life of the party laughing and playful however I am very comfortable alone and with myself, my thoughts, sharing them with a very select few.  So this was one reason.  Another was memories of rowing a small craft out into the middle of the lake that as a teenager my family would stay at during the summer and I could completely identify with Frankenstein, the sound of the oars creaking.  The pull of the water, letting yourself float along the currents while looking up at the sky taking in the day or night to dream, reflect, or give pause to what most of the time is a very hectic life for everyone.  The quote itself has something of a dark bend while he struggles with what he has created and I think most people can identify with that to an extent, maybe not completely but when you feel for a few moments that things are overwhelming but make your way back to shore.  Besides I never deny that I have a dark bend or twist.

So what did I create?

Broken Melancholia Dinghy Set - A Tattered Page ExclusiveA small dinghy set.  A boat… so I can pass along and share that feeling.  Quiet reflection and the soothing solace of the water.  I think a lot of people gravitate to water to soothe them whether it’s on, in, watching or listening to it.

The piece itself is a small set all in mesh except for the bonus little piece I threw into the vendor at the last minute which is that dark tree in the picture.  I just thought it looked good in the scene so included it.  Cattails are included so you can decorate your shore, paddles come linked and unlinked to the craft.  The boat itself has two versions in the pack, scripted so you can sit or unscripted for decoration.  It is not a driveable vehicle though.  I didn’t go that far…. it’s for setting.

The boat has spots for two people, embedded animations.  18 animations total for both male and female.  I know that it is meant for solitary type reflection but also know that not offering the ability to be able to sit and spend time with someone else would be sort of mean to.  It doesn’t have cuddles or intimate stuff.  That wasn’t the intent of the piece so I didn’t go there.

There is a shopping guide with the other creators work highlighted so you can click on the SLURLs or marketplace listing if they have them to get each piece.  If there is more than one piece it’s highlighted as well.  At least one is exclusive to this event… That said this little boat set as it is now will be my exclusive.  It will not be offered after the event which is going on through this month ending on Nov. 30th.  Priced 375L

Interested?  Stop by my main store to pick it up.  Set up near the landing with a special vendor easily found… stack of books with an easel.

Take care and talk to you soon.

Nephthys Jewels

The monthly shopping event We <3 RP just opened up for the month on the fourth.Nephthys Jewels - Golden

My offering up this month is a necklace.  A different for me I suppose but I like it so we went with it.  The set is called Nephthys Jewels…. it felt rather Egyptian in nature so we also went with that… heavy with very rich metal and eye popping jewels.

The set is unrigged so may be fit to you as you desire, coming in both silver and gold metals each version has jewel change options…. 8 different jewels to choose from.

I don’t have a whole lot to say at the moment about it except if you want it, it is only available at the We <3 RP event at the moment and it is discounted 30%

So that means you’re paying 137L for the necklace at the moment.  Not bad AT all if you ask me.

Nephthys Jewels - SilveredHead on down and pick it up.

See….. Taxi >>>> Taxi >>>> Taxi

You can’t miss it.

Fantasy Gacha Carnival – Battleborn Forest Set

FGC Battleborn Camp RaresThe past couple rounds of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival I’ve taken a few to watch how it goes and refrained from participating.  With this latest round I decided to give it a whirl see how it went…. The theme is/was along the lines of MMoRPG gaming, the Paladin, mage, priest and ranger/hunter type being the main focus and inspiration to draw from.  I’ve been gaming since a very long time ago and I won’t age myself more than that but it’s been a long time.

I’ve often wandered various mystical places, amongst others so the actual idea of it wasn’t all that foreign.  In fact it was more a matter of what to choose rather than not being able to come up with something.  There’s just a lot but I didn’t want to go overboard either.

In that vein, because I like to think of having something a little useful out there I created the Battleborn Forest Outpost Camp.  I’m far too practical sometimes, I was thinking of doing little cute stuff but end up doing this instead.  In general… the idea is those little camps you find scattered out and about as you adventure.  Places people have carved out of the woods or wherever they end up while encroaching upon enemy territory or trying to survive the challenges of the day.FGC Battleborn Camp Commons

Base camp…. something a bit protected, your home away from home even if temporary.

The pieces all work together and are original mesh.  Two gacha sets.  The first being the camp itself and the second being a set of banners.

The camp gacha set has all the little things you need to make yourself comfortable…. outside a bed, I didn’t do a bed but you can find one of those I’m sure.  There’s a lean-to shelter done in two different colored hides.  One more black and white which made me think of winter camps… and the other more brown hides.  After the lean-to there are all the little pieces.  A working campfire with sound and particle effects.  Free standing torches that can be clicked on or off with particle flames… stockade pieces to warn off wandering folks or to protect you from the enemy, barrel type seats to place around the fire with animations embedded in them for both male and female avatars along with a working animation to sharpen your sword after a long day of fighting.  If you don’t have your own sword don’t worry, the seat gives out swords as props along with a whetstone.

As an added lil extra I tossed a torch to hold in there too.  I figured why not, if you need to get up and wander off you might need a source of light.  Two animations for holding and particle flames, just wear it and click for menus or to turn it on and off.

FGC Battleborn BannersSo!  Now you try your hand at having a camp…. what next?  The banners!  Proclaim yourself with might and vigor as ye find your way across the battlefield.  Or just be pretentious enough to stake your claim, whatever works for you yes?  The banners come in two different styles.  The commons are plain.  Nicely textured but kept rather barren of symbol.  Different colors to adorn your camp or residence, each one has two in the pack so you have a pair.  Gacha is tough.  You have to make it transferable but yanno… one banner seems cheap, even two does for that matter on some level.  I mean really.  But I suppose you only need one flag.  Anyhow… the rares are ALL of the colors done with a decorated banner receiving two of each color.

That’s probably not as bad eh?  Though you have a lot of colors to choose from.  Mostly I picked basics… red, warrior like.  Black, for the more devious, purple is good for royalty at times… green generally is a physicians type color or for hunters/rangers but you never know.  Brown, well….. Off the top of my head I got nothin but you can come up with something I’m sure.

Each set at the Fantasy Gacha Carnival that has now opened though I’m not in world and don’t have a taxi for you right now.  It’s on the Acerbus Silva sim, could find it that way.  Have a blast and thanks so much for reading through the bumbling babbling that can be contrived upon my blog.

Take care.