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Oh the HORROR (of Nyarlathotep)

What horrors lurk in the demesnes of the Outer God?  Only Nyarlathotep, himself, a fearsome vision that causes abject insanity in all who behold him.  He is The Crawling Chaos.  He is a thousand different forms.  He walks among us as a human, a dark and stately man, who resembles an Egyptian Pharaoh.  Nyarlathotep oozes amongst the terrors of the Old Ones, to bring a fetid air of disquiet to even the most stalwart adventurer. This new avatar from Avatar Bizarre is 100% rigged mesh with a shape and an alpha.  It’s Materials enhanced to give the illusion of being a glistening scaly, elephantine-skinned monstrosity, ready to consume all who oppose him.  A HUD is included for color changes.  You can choose from seven color variations, depending on flavor and intensity of your mad desire. Do not be alarmed.  Be very, very frightened. Available on the marketplace and inworld.
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A Tattered Page – The Martian Chronicles – a Sneak Preview


“Ylla Silver” A Tattered Page is an event, an experiment, an inspiration based on a book, and a thing that happens to novels that you read, re-read, and read again.  I have a copy of Bradley Denton’s Buddy Holly is Alive and Well on Ganymede that is probably held together with love and dreams at this point.  Pages are not only tattered, but falling out.  A Tattered Page: [Citation Needed] is based on a love of books, coupled with the need for inspiration, and metered out with a smidgen of “Oh Hey, A Cool Event!”. The first round has come and gone.  The next round, based on Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles, begins on January 7.  It will be held in a central location, rather than in individual stores, this time – for a ton of reasons.  Not least of which is the ability to control the amount of images people need to load when they visit, and suchlike.  The other part of that original experiment (appropriately drawn from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein) was to have some of the merchants put their items on the Marketplace. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/05101-605f982c-c876-4f6a-877c-433723887c07.png

Chinese Dragons go RAR! New Traditional Chinese Apparel

The legendary Chinese dragon is a powerful creature.  It generally controls water and air; holds court over all rivers and streams, controls rain and floods, and brings good luck to people.  It is a symbol of power and strength to the worthy.  It flies across the sky through sheer will alone; it has no wings.  Dragons are often depicted in artwork, and you will often find them on clothing, which brings us to the Tianlong Cheongsam by Avatar Bizarre. The short Cheongsam jacket is a traditional garment, usually made from silk or satin, and almost always brocaded in luscious, detailed designs.  Tianlong means “Flying Dragon”, and it is heavily featured on this short jacket.  Available in several colors, there is a male version and a female version.  Both come in standard mesh sizing.  Even though it is rigged, it has Modify and Copy permissions, like most of the items from Avatar Bizarre.  It is also Materials Enhanced, so the dragon design pops if you have Advanced Lighting enabled in your viewer.… Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04c1c-e38e46b4-c69f-4b3e-8923-7e4e1e8922b7.png

OI OI OI! Stompy Punk Boots

As homage to a by-gone era of three chord music, laced up leather boots, mohawks, and plaid zippery pants, Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to present the latest in an ever growing line of mesh footwear for men and women. The Seeth Ransom Boots hearken back to the days when we all reveled in TV Party, TV Eye, and TV Casualty; a time when the Dead Kennedys demanded that MTV get off the air.  Eerily reminiscent of our beloved eight hole Doc Martins, these boots are deliciously simple, shiny, and stompy.  They were built for both genders, so come to you modify and copy, so you can get these bad boys to fit. The beauty of these boots is the color change HUD, which allows you to switch between six different colors.  And as long as you have advanced lighting enabled, the shine and bumpiness of the leather will pop.  Even without materials enabled, these are pretty stunning boots for all occasions. The Seeth Ransom Boots are now available at the main store location, and on the Marketplace.Read the restAB Seeth Ransom Boots with Color HUD

Holiday Season Brings a Cornucopia of New Things – Horrorfestive, GxG, Twisted Krissmuss, Etc… Part 1

The Holiday season has blundered into our lives once again, and bludgeoned us with all the usual malarkey involving stuff and things and junk and stuff.  Of course, folks in Second Life are not immune to such shenanigans, and merchants are all over the creating opportunities like bees to honey (hey I’m being G-Rated here). I have been busy peppering Avatar Bizarre with new things, both for general new releases, and for all the various events I’ve signed up for. The first thing to tell you about, oh my droogs and devotchkas, are the Morelia eyes.
Morelia veridis is the Latin name for the Green Tree Python.  This snake hatches out yellow, red, or brown, and eventually turns emerald green as an adult.  It is non-venomous and diurnal, meaning it’s active during the day, if you can call a snake coiled up in a cinnamon bun of verdant rodent terror “active”.  The Morelia eyes are based on the python’s slit-pupil orbs, and are available in ten colors. … Read the restAB-Morelia

Sleigh Bells and the Cableknit Sweater

Winter is coming.  It’s not only a failed attempt on the part of the Starks to instill fear into Westros, but it’s also a (ahem) cold, hard fact.  The Holiday season has slammed its way into our lives like the powerful consumerist juggernaut it is, and with it comes snow, ice, sleet, and all kinds of reasons to enjoy a bit of frostbite with your friends and loved ones. I live in California, so slieghing behind a magnificent horse wearing jingling tack is just not a normal activity.  But for folks in areas that receive actual weather, and in Second Life, it’s not such a rarity.  Some of my friends had a wonderful time riding behind Buck the Horse in one of Second Life’s most spectacular Winter sims the other day.  You can visit here.  Don’t miss out, because I’m pretty sure this is a holiday thing that will likely be turned into something else later on. Of course the whole point of my bloggishness is to showcase some brand new Winter wear from Avatar Bizarre! … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04b1d-4c66dc2e-b5ca-4e00-b94d-35061d074808.png

Dancing Through a Gothic Wonderland

Once Halloween comes to a screeching halt, all Hell breaks loose as we gear up for one of the biggest holiday events in Second Life:  Gothmas!  Whatmas?  Gothmas!  It’s that black and romantic time when all the darklings come out of the woodwork and celebrate in a weird and wonderful way.  We don our goth apparel and dance to the ethereal carols of Pretentious, Moi?, Sisters of Mercy, Imperative Reaction, and Thoushaltnot. Gothmas by Gaslight is nigh, and as you wander the hallowed streets of the cursed countryside, you will be regaled with many fine Gothic wares from a wide swath of merchants across the Second Life grid. It’s time once again to give those blackened blue eyes an advance look at what’s coming up from Avatar Bizarre during this most sacred of holidays. “Ozymandias Female” – Modeled by Misha-Selene The Ozymandias, named for the poem by Percy Bisshe Shelley is resplendent in six gorgeous jewel tones. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04b0f-80ef9ff3-14de-4023-905d-539f74d72845.png

A Tattered Page – Addendum, or “Sense and Insensibility”

After some heated discussion about events in Second Life, and various ways they can be implemented, an experiment was born.  I find this rather apropos to A Tattered Page, where this experiment is to take place, since Victor Frankenstein was the perpetrator of one of the grandest and more horrifying experiments in literary history.  My only hope is that the undead creature due to rise from the morass of sludge that is the Second Life Marketplace does not end with the creator being destroyed by the Creature that was given life in the beginning… A Tattered Page, as you may have surmised (if you haven’t been reading about it already), is an event centered around the classic novel “Frankenstein – or The Modern Prometheus” by Mary Wollstoncraft Shelley.  Doctor Frankenstein has inspired a lot of artists over the years, and he will be inspiring a whole set of Second Life creators in November for A Tattered Page. But what of this experiment mentioned above?… Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04a19-f7850bf4-44be-491c-910e-0ecc924bace5.png

The HORROR! Lovecraft Dagon Terrifies the Grid. News at 11.

“With only a slight churning to mark its rise to the surface, the thing slid into view above the dark waters. Vast, Polyphemus-like, and loathsome, it darted like a stupendous monster of nightmares to the monolith, about which it flung its gigantic scaly arms, the while it bowed its hideous head and gave vent to certain measured sounds.” – HP Lovecraft The holy terror moved through Innsmouth, towering over buildings, and causing the ground to quake with every footstep.  People ran screaming from this oceanic terror; an elder god of Lovecraftian proportions.  One glance upon its countenance could drive a man mad. Now, Darklings, denizens of the deep, and huddled masses, the Dagon has at long last been unleashed upon the Second Life grid.  At 13.5 meters tall, this monster towers over human vermin in its path.  It’s available in seven colors, and materials have been applied, so it helps to have advanced lighting turned on when you’re viewing this creature. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04a16-6567fdd0-e8e7-4f6b-bc26-ee5397b7c893.png

Weird Science – A Tattered Page, Victor Frankenstein, and Second Life

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It’s Time for KRAMPUS!

Krampus is a Christmas demon who travels with St Nick and punishes the naughty children by whacking them with his stick.  If children have been particularly bad, he tosses them into his basket and takes them home to eat for his Christmas dinner.  Krampus has roots in Germanic folklore, but his influence is spreading across the globe.  Traditionally, young men dress up as Krampus during the first week of December and roam the streets frightening children with rusty chains and bells.  In my neck of the woods, a friend of mine crashes Christmas parties, Halloween parties, and just about everything that could possibly warrant a big hairy demon, and scares just about everyone, though Krampus seems to have a lot of fans as well. Krampus isn’t as well known in the United States, though his story has begun to seep into American Pop Culture with appearances on American Dad, Grimm’s Fairytales, and other television shows.  It’s a moral imperative to spread the word about this beastie, particularly when so many parents we meet believe it’s  a fantastic idea.… Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04a03-76c51862-2167-4806-a517-d928738bc923.png

He’s Not So Gulli-Bull

The Minotaur is one of those quintessential monster types.  His story is a bit weird, even for Greek mythology.  See, back in the day, King Minos of Crete wanted to sacrifice something to the God Poseidon, so he appealed to Poseidon, who then gave the king a beautiful white bull.  Minos was so enamored of the bull that he decided to trick Poseidon by sacrificing a normal bull and allowing the white bull to live. But you know, Poseidon is this god dude, so he inevitably found out.  And in true god form, he decided to punish King Minos by making Minos’ wife Pasiphae fall in love with the white bull.  She contracted the automaton mechanic Daedalus to build her a hollow cow, which she could fit inside, so she could mate with the bull.  Yeah, I told you this one was a particularly weird Greek myth. Anyhow, she gave birth to the bull-headed Minotaur, who eventually turned pretty vicious, so Minos had Daedalus create the Labyrinth, where the Minotaur lived till he was killed by Thesius. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/0491d-0b37899b-2e3c-410f-8def-7091fc287231.png

“You know I have poor depth perception!”

Polyphemus was the cycloptic son of Poseidon.  He was a giant among Cyclopes, and now he’s arrived in Second Life! Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to bring to the grid one of the very best of the mythical monsters.  This avatar is roughly twice the height of a normal Second Life avatar, and is resplendent in his monocular glory.  He’s available in six skin tones – a sort of volcanic blacky red, demon red, patina, light green, pale, and chocolate.  As a homage to the late, great Ray Harryhausen, he also sports a single horn on his head, along with a couple of tusks to complete his fearsome visage. Each Polyphemus avatar comes with two mesh loin cloths; one in white and gold, and the other in dark brown and gold.  In addition, you get a flexi loin cloth tie to go in the front in white and in brown.  There is, of course, the ubiquitous full body alpha. Available on the marketplace and inworld!
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Kirin to Elaborate?

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The Fashion Police Would be Astounded

Velvet Goldmine, you stroke me like the rain
Snake it, take it, Panther Princess, you must stay
Velvet Goldmine, naked on your chain
I’ll be your King Volcano right for you again and again
My Velvet Goldmine” – D. Bowie A few decades ago, there lived an alien by the name of Ziggy Stardust.  He had a flaming red mullet, a skin tight lycra catsuit wardrobe, a flair for theatrics, and some stunningly amazing platform boots.  He was quite the character; brought to Earth to become a rock star, and ultimately destroyed by his fans.  He was androgynous, and sexual, and the he was the Nazz with God-Given ass.  David Bowie brought him to life in 1972, and we were treated to a great rock and roll spectacle that included all the Glam style and music that you could possibly handle, and then you were given more.  Ziggy’s cohorts included the street walkin’ cheetah with a heart full of napalm, Iggy Pop; and the man who hustled his way through the Wild Side, Lou Reed. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04906-d1fe4bbe-0b5b-4795-9b0f-99c6e5d9c5c8.png

Taking Flight with a Pair of Fae Wings

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As you wander the deep forest, you stumble upon a circle of toadstools; a faerie ring. You step inside, lured by the faint music wafting on the breeze. With a wild rush of wind, a flurry of hands, and a fluttering of hundreds of tiny wings, you’re transported into the world of the Faerie. You’re surrounded by the tiny spites with their butterfly wings, the gnarled redcaps, and the most regal of them all: The Unsealie Court. These dark fae have enormous and beautiful feathered wings, which wrap them like cloaks when they walk. Unfurled, these wings span the heavens and carry the Dark Fae across the sky. Each pair of Dark Fae Wings from Avatar Bizarre is 100% original unrigged mesh. These can be resized, as needed, and you can change their positions by right clicking on the wings, hitting “edit”, then with “edit linked parts” selected, click on the part you want to move. Modify/Copy, No Transfer. Available in a baker’s dozen colors. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04905-0e8b63ec-a911-46ca-b8b7-da338409c914.png

Nano Ninja!

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Nano Ninja ‘neaks up on naughty Naugahyde. Okay, all alliteration aside, here’s the scoop:  Nano Ninjas are in the neighborhood, and they’re really stealthy.  So stealthy, in fact, that they have a chameleonic ability to blend into any environment until it’s too late to stop them from doing crazy ninja things to those unfortunate folks who get in their way.  Of course, the Nano Ninja truly is a tiny critter.  It is distinguished from other ninjas by its diminutive stature, large and inquisitive eyes, and its unique coloration.  Where most other ninjas wear black, the Nano Ninja is known by most wildlife biologists as a colorful beast, exhibiting many hues including purple, teal, green, blue, red, pink, and yes, black! Nano Ninjas, unlike a lot of critters, are not sexually dimorphic, meaning the males and the females look pretty similar.  Females, of course, have wider hips, narrower waists, and breasts, while the male of the species is mostly a skinny little dude with big feet.… Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04902-d5df8ec3-aa11-4a3b-8706-e813d669e3af.png

Should these sandals be worn with socks?

So these sandals happened. I’ve never been big on making shoes for the sake of having shoes, but I know lots of folks enjoy buying shoes, sometimes rather obsessively.  Since the SLink mesh feet came out, there was suddenly a reason to start.  The first pair, the Neo Toes, came out last week. This week’s offering is the Medieval style Sandal for the SLink mesh flat feet. Just to keep everyone else from feeling left out, there’s a version in the box that fits normal Second Life flipper feet.  After all, not everyone really wants to deal with mesh body parts.  Both sets of sandals are unrigged, so they can be resized as needed.  They are also available in around nine colors, including:  Black, Brown, Red, Gold, Green, Blue, Purple, Silver and Teal. These sandals work beautifully for casual summery sorts of outfits, but since I’m such a fashion maven, I wore them with a Greg Brady style outfit with bellbottom pants and nylon shirt during my DJ gig last night.… Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04818-b24469a4-2c1c-43f5-bb92-c012d8edea68.png

Neo Toes!

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I’m happy to report that the Slink craze has finally popped by Avatar Bizarre in the form of Toe Shoes.  These 100% mesh shoes were made for the male Flat Slink feet.  Don’t quote me on this, but rumor has it they may fit female flat feet as well. Available in six colors, now you barefoot aficionados can enter those pesky NO SHOES NO SHIRT NO SERVICE sims, confident that though you still technically look barefoot, you are now wearing shoes! The Avatar Bizarre Neo Toes Shoes are your answer to the best in athletic fashion.  Be the envy of the grid in your choice of red, black, green, blue, purple, and teal. Please be aware that these shoes were created for the SLINK FLAT MALE FEET.  Please head to the Slink marketplace to check out their line of feet for men and women before you buy the Neo Toes shoes from Avatar Bizarre.   *** Will fit both male and female flat feet from Slink *** Available inworld and on the marketplace.
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The Glorious Ludwig van…

I have to admit.  I’m a huge fan of A Clockwork Orange.  I also quite enjoy Beethoven.  So when I was making this new outfit, I figured I should name it after one of the greatest composers in history: The Glorious Ludwig van, as Alex deLarge was fond of calling him.  Beethoven’s iconic high-collared coat is the inspiration for the Ludwig Tux.  This ensemble not only draws from the late 18th century styles, but also from 19th and very early 20th century styles.  Generally, when I make a historic style, I stick with one era and try to be true to the real deal, but this is more of a fantasy suit.  It’s Gothic, in the dark club sense of the word, while being somewhat anachronistic, and a stylistic oddball.  Such is Second Life fashion. Naturally, when writing up any blog post, there’s this driving need to find a suitable spot on the grid in which to take pictures.  Between monkeying with the right windlight settings, messing around with camera settings, and searching around for great locations, blogging can certainly turn into a full time occupation. … Read the resthttp://grabilla.com/04809-d0a47b67-fb4b-42d3-aa11-16d4f4c6253d.png