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Tahitian Picnic

The Multicultural Menu is a brand new annual event that opened on the 1st featuring food from 6 different regions of the world created by some of Second Life’s best creators.  The Tahitian Feast gacha set by Kei-Spot fits my beach perfectly!  It consists of 7 commons, 2 rares, and one ultra rare with a pull price of L$50.  I have the whole set rezzed here except for one of the rares – the cooking pit.  I have it off to the right of what the photo shows, but I couldn’t fit it into the picture. In other exciting news, FATEwear released some new summerwear today!  The Craig hoodie* and Brian shorts* were released in a multitude of colors, as well as a color-gradient non-striped hoodie and camouflage-patterned shorts.  I really love the Craig hoodie – it’s something I’ve been looking for in Second Life for a long time now, so I’m glad that a high-quality designer like FATEwear made one.  I’m also wearing the new James flip flops by ..::ILLI::..Read the restTahitian Picnic


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Midnight Beach Party

The Arcade is here!  The grid’s most popular gacha event launched yesterday with a huge array of machines by a multitude of creators.  Many of the creations are summery, which I absolutely adore.  Today’s post features items from Zaara‘s machine, “Goa Party”.  This set is a collection of clothing, accessories, and decor items with heavy influences from the party culture of Goa, India.  Maybe the shock of the set to me was that the fitmesh pants – which were made, rigged, and advertised for women – fit my The Mesh Project male mesh body almost perfectly!  I thought that the fit might be passable, but I’m shocked at how perfect it is.  The sunglasses, necklace, and bracelets are each only one mesh, so they’re extremely easy to resize to fit your avatar.  All the decor in the photo is also from that set, from the hut that I’m standing in to the posters on the walls and everything in between. … Read the restMidnight Beach Party

Special Delivery

The Arcade starts in just a couple of days, and {theosophy} is releasing a set of bicycle carts with different types of food.  I’ve chosen to use the pizza cart* for this photo because let’s face it, the world would be a better place if pizza carts like these were more prevalent.  I’m also wearing a pair of new accessories from the event Cosmopolitan – the 7mad;Ravens Journey sunglasses and Meva black teeth necklace.  The last new item I’m wearing is the Timbo Boots* from ..::ILLI::.., which are new in their main store.  Full credits are below! Shirt | BUENO Derek Shirt – Avocado
Shorts | DOZZE Cargo Shorts
Sunglasses | 7mad;Ravens Journey (at Cosmopolitan)
Necklace | Meva Black Teeth Necklace (at Cosmopolitan)
Boots | ..::ILLI::.. Timbo Boots* Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Cart | {theosophy} Bicycle Cart (Pizza)* (at The Arcade on June 1) Location | Oleander Family Home


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Spice

This month’s Uber has some amazing goodies with its theme of “Spice” with most of them going towards a very Indian aesthetic.  I decided to combine a few of those (this photo features items from the event by N4RS, Zaara, Aria and junk.) with some pieces from Zaara’s gacha set from March’s round of The Arcade to create this cozy little corner.  Full credits are below! Suit | Zaara Nehru Suit *coal* (at Uber)
Turban | Zaara Aahil Turban *marwari* (at Uber)
Shoes | FATEstep Paul Wingtips* Hairbase | Damselfly Hairbase 3 (Tuxedo)
Skin Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Head Applier | Tableau Vivant Rays II (tone 7)
Eyebrows | Tableau Vivant Eyebrows – Attractive
Body/Hands | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Head | #TheMeshProject “Classic” (Deluxe) Pose | Purple Poses Eric 06 Zaara Jodhpur House RARE (Gacha item)
Zaara Surahi Wine Jug (Gacha item)
Zaara Jaipur Blue Pottery (Gacha item)
Zaara Pile of Books (Gacha item)
N4RS Indian Wedding Trunk – Purple (at Uber)
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A Lazy Tuesday

Uber opened yesterday, and I’ll be honest – the Indian theme isn’t my usual aesthetic, so I didn’t think I’d find much.  Much to my surprise, I walked away with quite a few things, and would have bought even more had my avatar been female because of all of the gorgeous dresses!  I still found some awesome things that ended up in my inventory, though.  For example, this shirt from Cold Ash, sandals from FLite, and hanging bed from junk. are all from the event.  I have this all set up on the back porch of a new home that I just bought a couple of weeks ago – Redgrave released it back in the fall, but I just changed to it.  I’m also wearing a bracelet that NOMAD released at Men Only Monthly that I featured a couple of days ago but that wasn’t really visible in the photo – this photo offers a much better angle of it. In addition, this is my first post wearing a mesh head!  I’m still pretty undecided on it, but I was surprised how similar The Mesh Project‘s “Classic” head is to my normal face shape – I just wish it wasn’t so pouty. … Read the restA Lazy Tuesday

Steel Drum Solo

I was recently looking through all the things I’ve gotten in the past for my beach, and added these great steel drums.  These are a few years old, and the creator, Xavian Starsider, doesn’t appear to have a store anymore, but they play 27 steel drum songs and are a whole lot of fun.  I got them at the Fantasy Faire in 2012.  Even though they’re a bit old, they’re a fun addition to my beach for this summer. I’m wearing a couple of items from Men Only Monthly, which opened a few days ago.  First, the Caseo necklace from AZOURY is an awesome necklace that fits a beachy attitude perfectly.  The Rebel bracelet from NOMAD isn’t really too visible in this photo, but it’s a great accent piece. Board Shorts | INVICTUS Phantom Boardshorts – Blue
Sunglasses | Redgrave GunShot Sunglasses
Necklace | AZOURY Caseo Necklace (Cream) (at Men Only Monthly)Bracelet | NOMAD Rebel (Silver) (at Men Only Monthly) Hair | Exile Give Away Your Screts (blonde pack)
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Mallets/Pose/Steel Drums | Stuff Xavian Made Steel Drums (RFL Edition)


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Beach Selfie

I’m on a constant lookout for summer clothing that’s rigged to fit The Mesh Project‘s male body, so I was excited to see these new sim trunks from [Pumpkin], available now at Men Only Monthly.  The hair and sunglasses that I’m wearing are also from that event, created by MINA and [Z O O M], respectively.  The necklace was created by .Eldritch. and is available at The Secret Affair. Shorts | [Pumpkin] TMP – Beach Shorts: Lime (at Men Only Monthly)
Sunglasses | [ZOOM] Impetus Glasses (at Men Only Monthly)
Necklace | .Eldritch. Khordald Pendant (at The Secret Affair)
Phone | Kunst kPhone 3C / wood Hair | MINA Conrad S (materials) Dark Blond (at Men Only Monthly)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | COME SOON Selfie (at Men Only Monthly)


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The Necromancer’s Call

One of my favorite skin designers is Fallen Gods, Inc and when I saw the Nekromantia gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival, I immediately knew that this was the photo I wanted to take using it.  This particular skin is the Lord of the Shadows (Coal)* skin.  In addition, I’m also wearing the Deathcall tattoo in Acid*.  The clothing that I’m wewaring is also from Fantasy Gacha Carnival, created by !gO!.  The podium is from an old Apple Fall/An Lar gacha set, but all of Apple Fall’s old gacha machines are currently on sale for L$25 per pull at their main store!  Full credits are below. Cape | !gO! Homo Sapiens Cape – Gray (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Kilt | !gO! Homo Sapiens Kilt Boy – Black RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival) Hair | Damselfly Rayburn Tuxedo
Tattoo | Fallen Gods Inc Deathcall, Aura Acid* (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Eyes | Fallen Gods Inc GLOWING eyes
Skin/Applier | Fallen Gods Inc Lord of the Shadows, Coal* (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | .:Soul:.Read the restThe Necromancer's Call

The Key To The Beyond

I really love the photo sets that Exposeur has been creating recently.  This one, The Keyhole, is available at the Dark Style Fair.  Rather than going in a dark direction with it, I decided to use it as a gate to something bright, perhaps on the other side of death.  I envision my avatar as some kind of angel who welcomes people to what is beyond. The incredible jacket that I’m wearing is new from Gabriel at Kustom9.  It’s available in 4 different colors, each of which comes 3 versions – white t-shirt, black t-shirt, and no shirt.  My necklace is from Empyrean Forge at We <3 Roleplay.  The amount of detail that they put into their creations is just unreal.  My sandals are the new Gustav sandals from ..::ILLI::..*.  Full credits are below! Jacket/Shirt | Gabriel Denim Zip UP Jacket + Black Tank / White (at Kustom9)
Jeans | FATEwear Jeans – Skinny Billy (Low) *
Sandals | ..::ILLI::.. Gustav TMP Resize Sandals *
Necklace | Empyrean Forge CHRONOS Timepiece – Magnetite (at We <3 RP) Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses
Hair | Exile High and Dry (dark blonde pack)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Set | Exposeur The Keyhole (at Dark Style Fair)


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Tribal Shaman

Over the past few days, Alchemy has released a pair of incredible gachas that compliment each other extremely well.  At first, I was a bit disappointed in the first one at Fantasy Gacha Carnival until I realized that the bottoms for the outfit in it actually fit my avatar!  That machine also has the headdress and mantle that I am wearing in the photo above.  It’s worth noting that that machine has three different (rare) lion mounts with matching (common) companions available as well.  The second machine, at The Secret Affair which opened yesterday, features a series of panther mounts with matching companions.  The leopard mount is what I chose for this photo.  To complete the tribal look, I chose the Eldir body paint from Ghost’Ink, which is also at the current round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.  Full credits are below! Headpiece | Alchemy The Shaman – Stag Horn Crown – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Mantle | Alchemy The Shaman – Bore Tusk Bantle – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Necklace | United Colors Tribal Necklace
Loincloth | Alchemy The Shaman – Bone Skirt – Leopard RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Mount | Alchemy The Huntress – MOUNT – Leopard (Gacha at The Secret Affair) Body Paint | Ghost’Ink Applier (TMP) :: Eldir Red RARE (Gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Hair | Exile From Yesterday Naturals
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (Read more...)

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Sand Shack


I love this little beach shack from [Fetch] that is at Home Show 2015.  It just seems like a nice open, airy spot to have a little relaxation on or near a beach.  I decided that the new bed, table, magazines, and rug from [ zerkalo ] from the same event would work perfectly in it, along with  a wall tapestry from floorplan. and a couple of pieces of ionic‘s cafe gacha at the current round of The Chapter Four.  I’m wearing a new shirt from BlankLine that is available at The Men’s Department as well as new Damselfly hair and Izzie’s glasses, both from The Liaison Collaborative, which opened today.  Shirt | BlankLine Heley Neckline Red (at TMD)
Pants | !gO! Pocket Pants – Denim Khaki
Glasses | Izzie’s Gentleman’s Glasses Black (at Liaison Collaborative) Hair | Damselfly Lane Dark Blondes (at Liaison Collaborative)
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Poseology Al 2 [Fetch] Artist Bungalow (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Linen Bed (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Natural Wood Table (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Magazines (at Home Show 2015)
[ zerkalo ] Woollen Rug (at Home Show 2015)
ionic Pizza!… Read the restSand Shack

Blue Days of Spring

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve been in a very “blue” mood so far this week, and I think that really comes through in this post.  I absolutely love this pose environment from Exposeur.  It’s out at the current round of FaMESHed and includes 20 different poses and their mirrors in and around these white rooms.  The shirt from [monso] is also at FaMESHed this month.  Fantasy Gacha Carnival opened today, and one of the machines contains this hair from Damselfly.  Finally, I posted these jeans last week, but you really couldn’t see them too well because I was wearing a long top with them Shirt | [monso] My Open Shirt – Denim (at FaMESHed)
Jeans | not so bad ZOLTAR jeans faded (at TMD)
Shoes | FATEstep Nylon Chucks* Hair | Damselfly Vincent Dark Blondes (at Fantasy Gacha Carnival)
Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Tattoo | AITUI Thrive [Fresh]
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Exposeur The White Rooms (at FaMESHed)


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Lord of the Elephants

For today’s post, I’m back in the Pixel Mode Heights Studio Apartment skybox that came out a few days ago at 6th Republic!  It’s a great setting for this couch from bauwerk that it out for the current round of ROMP.  The couch has a wide variety of animations, including cuddles and adult options, if you buy one of the adult versions.  From the same event, I am also wearing the Cerberus Xing Carnal nipple rings in silver.  The jeans are a new store release from AP.PAREL that are currently also available at The Thrift Shop 9.0 at a discount!  My hair is a new style from Damselfly that is out at On9, which opened yesterday.  Everything else that I’m wearing is available from various events that are going on now, with full credits below. Jeans | AP.PAREL Skinny Jeans – Blues (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Short Necklace | .:Angel of Metal:. Necklace Barbed Wire (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Long Necklace | [Body Factory] Dragon Necklace (Silver) (at The Thrift Shop 9.0)
Earrings | Cerberus Xing Twisted Puncture (Mocha Dip) (at On9)
Nipple Rings | Cerberus Xing Carnal Rings (Silver) (for ROMP in their main store)
Bracelet | Wimey Minimal Bangle Copper (at On9) Hair | Damselfly Adan Dark Blondes (at On9)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Tattoo | .Identity.Read the restLord of the Elephants

Saturday at the Beach

I feel like I’ve been blogging things on my beach a lot, but this time of year, I spent a lot of time here!  When I saw the Starboard Hammock by Consignment and Kuro at the round of Collabor88 that opened yesterday, I knew that I absolutely had to have it.  Then I saw this new version of AP.PAREL‘s zip tank at The Thrift Shop 9.0, which opened today.  I’ve already blogged a couple of other versions of this tank from its initial store release (which was mostly spring-themed), but this new version may be my favorite.  The shorts are at this month’s The Men’s Department, and were created by Modulus.  They’re rigged for The Mesh Project’s body, so they fit perfectly.  I haven’t been able to find many shorts that fit the body as well as these.  Finally, the flip flops* are brand new from FATEstep.  As with all of the FATEstep shoes, the Wilde Sandals include a HUD that changes them to 60 different textures.  These include sandy options, which is perfect for the beach. … Read the restSaturday at the Beach

A Loft To Call Home

6th Republic, an event that focuses mainly on industrial-style home and garden items, opened a couple of days ago.  It’s a style that I love, but that I don’t use all that often, but the items there were so inspiring.  I’d like to point out just a couple of the items that I particularly like.  First, the desk in the left part of the photo is from Stockholm & Lima, and comes in both an adult and PG version.  The detail in the desk is just extraordinary.  On top of that is a new decor piece from Apple Fall – the ‘Strength’ Fragment.  The bed and cello are both from a gacha machine created by NOMAD.  It has a total of 8 commons and 1 rare, so it’s not too difficult to collect the full set!  Finally, a lot of the miscellaneous accent items are from a new set by BAZAR.  These include the paper bag, the hanging bicycle, the clothing rack, the shoes, and the lamp.  The setting for all of this is a new studio apartment skybox by Pixel Mode that is just absolutely gorgeous.… Read the restA Loft To Call Home

Soak Up The Sun

Half of my sim is a beach area, so I’m always on the lookout for new beach accessories and clothing, and I got really excited when I saw the new Pool Floats from N4RS at this month’s round of The Men’s Dept!  I think it works perfectly just off the shore of this beach behind my home.  The board shorts that I’m wearing are from the same event, and are the Johnny Boardies from ::K::.  As an accent, one of the new summer colors of Lir’s Charm from Empyrean Forge is perfect, and comes from the new round of We <3 Roleplay.  The perfectly-summery hair is new from Damselfly at Dark Style Fair.  I can definitely see myself wearing this style a lot this summer! Swimsuit | ::K:: Johnny Boardies Homme Azure (at TMD)
Necklace | Empyrean Forge Lir’s Charm Gold – Surf (at We <3 RP)
Bracelet | NOMAD Aviator Bracelet Hair | Damselfly Asher Dark Blondes (at Dark Style Fair)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Yoga Mat | N4RS Pool Float (at TMD)


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Afternoon Stretch

It always seems like by the time mid-afternoon comes around, I need to get up and stretch a little bit to help myself stay awake and active, so when I saw the yoga/tai chi mat from Roawenwood at The Home Show 2015, I was pretty happy.  I’ve never found a yoga mat in SL that I was really happy with, but this one is definitely up there with my favorites.  I decided to wear items from a couple of current male-focused events to to today’s stretching.  My hair is brand new from Tableau Vivant and the pants are from Apple May Designs, both at The Men’s Dept which just opened yesterday.  The sunglasses from Meva and necklace from [Pumpkin] are both from Men Only Monthly, which opened in late April, but I haven’t had a chance to blog either item yet.  Have a great rest of your Wednesday! Pants | Apple May Designs Gym Pants (Red) (at TMD)
Sunglasses | Meva April Aviators (at Men Only Monthly)
Necklace | [Pumpkin] Composite Necklace (colors) (at Men Only Monthly) Hair | Tableau Vivant Ors Hair (Naturals 1) (at TMD)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Body Hair | #TheMeshProject “Natural”
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose/Yoga Mat | Roawenwood Canvas Yoga & Tai Chi Mat (at The Home Show 2015)


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Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo started out as a day to remember and celebrate the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but has since transformed into a day to celebrate Mexican culture.  I put this outfit together using mostly older items, but the Wonton Sude Fringe Jacket from the round of The Mens Dept that just opened today was really what I needed to bring it all together.  I also adjusted the newly-updated FATEstep Ziggy Chucks* (now available in an unrigged version so that you can manually adjust them) to be the colors of the Mexican flag, which matched them to the jacket and sombrero.  Happy Cinco de Mayo! Jacket/Shirt | Wonton Suede Fringe Jacket / Crimson (at TMD)
Jeans | Lenox 2015 Denim Mens
Shoes | FATEstep Ziggy Chucks*
Sombrero | Phunk Sombrero Hat
Glasses | [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses
Necklace | KOSH Thorn Necklace Hair | MINA Harry (materials) Dark Blond
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin/Applier | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Body/Hands/Feet | #TheMeshProject Deluxe Male Body
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose | Le Poppycock Syntax of Things


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Happy Rezday To Me!

Today marks the 11th anniversary of when I first joined Second Life!  I’ve had to switch avatars since then for a couple of different reasons, but I still celebrate May 2, 2004 as my rezday.  To celebrate, I decided to do the “First and Recent” blog challenge that Strawberry Singh posted a couple of months ago.  Now, since my blog is still relatively new, I decided to go all the way back to one of the earliest photos I can find of my avatar in SL.  The photo on the left is from my modeling portfolio, taken in late May 2004.  Back in those days, we didn’t have skins, prim hair, custom animations, WindLight skies or water, sculpties, or mesh to make us look better.  The change over the years has been pretty dramatic!  I tried to replicate the look as much as I could for the “recent” photo, using items that are much more modern.  The actual photo is a whole lot better than can fit in that little square, so make sure to click through to Flickr where I have a full resolution version of the new photo posted.… Read the restHappy Rezday To Me

A World Below

I am proud to be an official blogger for the Fantasy Faire, and as part of being that, they have asked us to complete a series of blog challenges or memes that tie into the event.  Today, I’m doing the My New Shiny challenge, which is to blog about a store that you previously didn’t know much about.  I’m so happy to feature meadowWorks, created by Garvie Garzo!  One of the things that I love about meadowWorks (besides the exquisite craftsmanship in their sculpture) is the fact that rather than having the minimum of 2 Relay For Life donation items for the Fantasy Faire, they have a stunning [NUMBER], in addition to also having a Relay For Life “Gotya” (gacha) machine and a one-of-a-kind sculpture in the silent auction!  This scene features 4 different pieces from meadowWorks in addition to a lagoon rock from Mer-chandise Cove, plants from Cerridwen’s Cauldron, kelp from Balderdash, and rocks from Jammin! Mer Tail | Mer-chandise Cove Father of Pearl
Hair | Wasabi Pills Jay – Sorbet * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
Eyes | IKON Sovereign Eyes – Fjord
Skin | Tableau Vivant Alyx (tone 7)
Hands | Slink AvEnhancement Male Hands (Relaxed)
Ears | AITUI Gen 4 Naked Pose Rock | Mer-chandise Cove Lagoon Single Rock (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire) meadowWorks Apparatus of the Ancients * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Waterhorse * (RFL Donation Item at Fantasy Faire)
meadowWorks Dolphin Bubble Fountain * (RFL Donation (Read more...)

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