In a city, dark and eerie, surrounded by the Vernian Wastelands, a lone figure emerges from the increasing fog in a final showdown…
She gazes unblinkingly at the menacing Dirigible of Doom, flown by her mortal arch-nemesis, a mad man bent on destroying the whole of civilization for his own nefarious gain. Reaching for the weapon in her coat, a powerful electrically charged object designed by Nicola Tesla himself, she takes aim and fires. The white-hot lightning projects from the muzzle, hitting the dirigible, enveloping it in a blaze so super heated that a shock wave from the explosion could be felt for several hundred meters. Phinaea remains stoic, unflinching, as her hair is blown back by the shockwave. The war machine of her arch nemesis seems to drift lazily to the ground, supports and beams floating gently in all directions. She bends down to retrieve her top hat, wipes a film of dust and soot from the goggles, and wanders off…
Phinaea is the counterpart to the mad men of the Steam age; a woman of strength, who is highly intelligent, yet lives in a Patriarchal society that values beauty over brains. …
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It’s been a banner week. After winning a hard fought battle with Blender, a couple of brand new outfits have emerged. Granted, they are female versions of outfits I had already made, but you wouldn’t believe the tantrum Blender threw at the time. You see, we have a love-hate relationship. While it’s mostly not that hard to make things, it can be a real challenge to get things to rig properly. You see, Blender and I have wildly different ideas on how things should move on an avatar’s body, so the gloves get thrown off, and we are steeped in the worst Hockey fight Goon War ever in the history of everything.
But Stubborn pays off. So does having a couple of days off work, because then a whole lot of time that otherwise wouldn’t exist can be spent in warping the logic that is my program of choice for making mesh things.
If you’ve been paying attention, the last blog post was about the Djelibeybi Djinn. It’s quite a nice outfit, and was a real challenge for someone unused to making things with transparencies. …
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It’s time to introduce you folks to an outfit called “Djelibeybi Djinn”. If the name sounds familiar, you’re either a fan of the late, great Terry Pratchett, or you like jelly beans and happen to be from Enghand. Either way, this is sort of a homage (in name) to the author of the Discworld series.
While Djelibeybi is technically a culture based on ancient Egypt, this outfit is completely, utterly, and decidedly not very ancient Egyptian. In fact, one might make the claim that it looks suspiciously like a male belly dancer costume. While macho male belly dancers exist, surely, a Djinn is not to be taken lightly. Not only do they have crazy bad tempers from being stuffed into tiny magic lamps all day, but they have a tendency to take you quite literally when you make your three wishes.
Did you rub the lamp and then wish for a yacht? Did that boat appear right where you were standing – on dry land – on your foot? Oh yeah, the Djinn is a devious and passive aggressive creature, and you must always be careful what you wish for around them.…
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The Dragon Queen conjures up an image of a strong authority, who rules her domain with magic, an iron fist, and a whole lot of ferocious dragons. Inspired by equal parts H.R.Giger and Daenerys Targaryen, this asymmetrical dress has the look and feel of skin taken from an alien dragon. Resplendent in six dark jewel tones, the dress itself is rigged mesh. The pearls at the waist, upper arm, and upper thigh glimmer with an inner light, only seen in the eye of the kraken. These bands bring the regal look together with gently draped flexi cloth, pulling together the gentle shine of the leather that draws the eye to the left and down.
Then, when it’s finally time to plead to you, good lady, for their lives, the lines lead the eye back up your stunning visage, which is frame gorgeously by a high sweeping collar.
After all, your subjects are facing royalty, and must avert their eyes unless you command them to look up. You are the Queen of all you survey, and this will be an astoundingly gorgeous addition to your already amazing wardrobe.… Read the rest
What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key
– With a Little Help From My Friends, The Beatles
Occasionally, the Vintage Bug will hit. This tends to happen when I’ve got the classic rock playing on the computer. A light bulb will pop on with a specular TING! and a EUREKA moment will occur, then suddenly I’ll be nose deep in Blender and Photoshop while feverishly pasting bits of my brain into place. Truth to tell, this outfit wasn’t from such an epiphany. My model, Misha (shown above, naturally), mentioned something about wanting a Sgt. Pepper outfit.
One of the perks of being a model (particularly if one is able to give some really good constructive criticism on things) is when I’m able, I’ll make what my model has asked for. Most of the ideas bandied about tend to get made sooner or later. It just depends on motivation and whatnot.… Read the rest
In a moment of synchronicity (no, not the excellent final album from The Police), I decided to start making some Dhoti pants for the store. Then two weeks after I received a note card from someone, I happened to open it up and read that they were looking for Dhoti pants. They had run across the Dhoti and Kurta set I had made some time ago, and really wanted just the pants on their own.
What a wonderful coincidence! Just as the male version of the pants had been modeled and rigged in Blender, I contacted the person who sent the note card, and let them know I was going to have a working pair of pants in a couple of days. As it turns out, they were thrilled because they were setting up a wedding in Second Life and all the Groomsmen needed black Dhoti pants. Sometimes things have a strange way of working out.
The Avatar Bizarre Dhoti Pants, currently available for male avatars only, comes in seven colors, and is materials enhanced. The silk material has a slight sheen to it, and the dangly bits on the left hip can be detached, if those aren’t your style. …
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I am a big Walking Dead fan, so when I saw one of my favorite characters from the show just hanging out in SL- I knew one day I would find a post-apocalyptic outfit worthy of Daryl. FATEplay
has some great end of the world outfits for both men and women, Max and Tina, each in five texture options. Both outfits include a pair of boots, Turner, that look fit to wander the wastelands of our doomed zombie-infested world. These will be exclusive new releases at The End
, a quarterly, post apocalyptic themed sales event brought to you by Seraphim
. The End opens April 16th and "ends" May 5th.
- Tina (Belt, Jacket, Mask, Pants) - Alt / Teleport to The End
- Turner Boots/ Teleport to The End
cornrows hairbase blonde
MMK375 hair blonde
Skin: Glam Affair
- Katra skin [ Jamaica ] @ coll88 April
-Owl-Tattoo-3 Fades-+ App
Pose: F*cking Ninjas
' Prepare for Glory Pose + Katana
Love, Kirsten Corleone
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Here it is, after a couple of false starts, some Firestorm issues, and a bit of a Blender SNAFU: The female Mariachi Suit. You, too, can be a desperado, a Charro, an equestrian. Grab a guitar and head to the plaza with a couple of good friends and a pint of tequila. Soon, you will be singing in harmony in this fantastic Charro suit!
See the previous blog post for the male version and such.
Marketplace and inworld.
Filed under: cinco de mayo
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, cinco de mayo
, Second LIfe
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De colores, de colores
Se visten los campos en la primavera.
De colores, de colores
Son los pajaritos que vienen de afuera.
De colores, de colores
Es el arco iris que vemos lucir.- De Colores, a Traditional Mexican Folk song
Cinco de Mayo is coming up, and we’re just about set to celebrate with Mexican flags flying, ladies dancing with skirts a-whirl, and the folk music of our neighbors South of the Border. While we enjoy Tamales, so spicy they will blow off the top of your head before you can gulp down a chilled glass of Horchata to ease the flames tracing their way through your digestive tract, let’s pay homage to the musician of the mesa; a wondrous player of the guitar, the bass, and the concertina. I am speaking, of course, about the mighty Mariachi.
He wanders from town to town with guitar in hand, and a sombrero on his head to ward off the intensity of the midday sun. He is the minstrel who sings his tales – everything from the colors of the sky, on up to the Ballad of Heisenberg in Breaking Bad.… Read the rest
Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity hoppin’, Easter’s on its way
– G Autry
Easter is roughly a week away, so of course there’s a great need for bunny costumes, right? Even if there wasn’t a burning need for them, here they are, because it seemed like a fun thing to make and inflict upon the huddled virtual masses in Second Life. Not only do we have a prime Easter Bunny costume here in lovely rigged mesh, and knitted from the finest virtual Angora rabbits, but this number can double as jammies for that sleepover you’ve been aching to have. The cool thing about this costume (apart from it being a bunny and all), is it comes with a color HUD that gives you six delightful Springtime Eastery color choices.
I’m sure you already that that this might entail pink. But not to worry, there’s also purple, yellow, blue, green, and white with pink bits. Hey, bunnies are fluffy and cute, and come in pastel colors, apparently. … Read the rest
According to the katat0nik
designer, this is a waitress outfit. I get that, but I just see nurse- especially in this white version with red trim called Horney. You have to love the names of these outfits! So whether you are going with waitress or nurse, I think this could fit into several roles with ease. This outfit is fitted to Slink Physique and I love that because I can wear my curvy shape with mesh. You can find the outfit at collabor88
and the shoes at Kawaii Project
These katat0nik Wingtip Pumps are so great! I had to fatpack them. I thought the fatpack was a great deal too. I am also really loving all the furniture at collabor88 this round, like this Trompe Loeil chair.
Can I take your temperature? You seem warm!
* (Horney 2.2) Waitress Dress (Slink fitmesh) @collabor88 March
* (Horney) Waitress Headband @collabor88 March
* (red/Slink) Wingtip Pumps @ Kawaii Project
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Avatar Bizarre has, by some amazing circumstances, and a bit of applying, made it into this year’s Second Life Fantasy Faire, an event created to raise money and awareness for Relay for Life. To be fair, there have been a couple of sneak previews as yours truly jumped the gun and started making stuff just in case. Enthusiasm, coupled with that elusive Inspiration has resulted in a few new things.
You already got a sneak preview of the Goblin King and the Boudica Armor. Now let me give you a taste of the Goblin Queen! Of course this is mostly because my lovely model (pictured above and below) is champing at the bit for a picture or two. The Goblin Queen, like the King in a previous post, is going to be available in seven colors and includes the pants and jacket (plus alphas) and shoulder armor (one shoulder).
If you’re itching for just the jacket, don’t worry! The jackets for the Queen and King will be available solo with a Color change HUD (all seven colors), plus the shoulder armor and requisite alpha.…
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My friends all know I have a borderline stalkerish admiration for David Bowie. Every time he’s visited my area for a show, I’ve gone. Sometimes multiple times for the same tour. The music collection includes something like 800+ songs – versions and reversions, covers and originals, live and studio…legitimate and bootleg recordings of all things Bowie. Heck, there’s even some Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Mott the Hoople in the mix for good measure. Then there’s the fact that Bowie’s appearance in Zoolander makes me giggle every time I see it. But then, I laugh like a little kid at Family Guy, but I digress…
In short, I consider David Bowie to be a demigod of some sort, and possibly an alien with photogenic superpowers.
So it should come as no surprise that some of the designs at Avatar Bizarre should be pretty heavily influenced by Mr. Bowie’s extensive wardrobe.
So, without further ado, and with much aplomb, I give you an advance look at the Goblin King! …
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Hiram and I are having fun at Fantasy Gacha
. This is a rare pose from Rack Poses
in the Rogue pose set at FGC. I have already blogged my FDD outfit in black
and I love it so much I am showing it again a little bit differently in brown. I am also wearing it with my curvy shape this time and before I wore my standard size shape. This is fitmesh so it adjusts to my shape. I did not get the brown ultra rare corset or gloves and thats ok. As you can see wearing just a few of the pieces is way cute also. I love the look of the half top too although the ultra rare corset is particularly amazing and if someone wanted to give me one- I would not say no! I am accessorizing with a bunch of other jewelry and items I got at Fantasy Gacha as well.
Hiram is wearing the Reverie
Barroom Hero outfit, also in brown, although he got both brown and black full sets. I told him I liked it and wanted him to have it. He spoils me way too much. Although I think this is supposed to be like an old west gunslinger, I think it can be easily adapted to a host of other fantasy roles like rogue and pirate. Adam n' Eve
just released a bunch of make-up and body art for the regular avatar, Slink physique, and Visage.… Read the rest
is at Fantasy Gacha
with this amazing fitted mesh outfit. I can't tell you how much I love each and every piece. I did have to play a bit to get the whole outfit in black, which is what I decided I had to have. The boots are rare and the corset is ultra rare. The details on the mesh and texture are exquisite. I think its supposed to be some sort of Rogue female role play character, but when I saw it I of course thought Dominant female- especially in the black. In that vein, I am using a new pose set with props by NanTra
called Yes, Mistress.
Do you watch Black Sails
? I like it because it is loosly based on Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson (and I am a book nerd) and has a kick ass female lead in a powerful role. This outfit definitely made me think of something that might be worn in this genre and time period and so I set out to find a "pirate boudoir" for my pictures today. I am at Moors of Elmandria
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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
Filed under: horror
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, elder god
, outer god
, role play
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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 rest
Chess is one of the oldest, most venerable, games of skill…requiring intellect and tactical precision…a game played by royalty, and laymen, for centuries.
Of all the game pieces, in Chess, the Queen is the most versatile and powerful…and yet, she was not introduced into the game until 500 years after it was created! The birth of the Queen, into the game of Chess, heralded an exciting tactical proposition; with the agility in which the piece was embodied. The value and power of a queen is such that it is sometimes used as bait to lure an opponent into a trap, by a queen sacrifice; known as a “Fool’s Mate”. Her duty is to protect the King, but the triumph of the game rests within using her allure to out maneuver the opponent.
Regina, from Lyrical B!zarre Templates
is an exquisite interpretation of the White Queen. Her curved, enticing lines draw you in and captivate…distracting her opponents from her majestic power and ruthless agility.… Read the rest
recently released the "Circus Collection
" which is an incredible collection that is not only unique but extremely fashionable. I was very impressed with how designer Bouquet Babii
took the theme of circus and created high fashion designs that can satisfy the taste buds of SL fashionistas.
The collection is quite extensive with many splendid designs but here I am going to show three out of the collection.
The first is a gown called Eda Gown Circus
. It comes with the hat and gloves you see here and I fell in love with this stylish hat and short gloves that really add to this lovely gown. Circus horses are running in a circle atop this lovely hat! How cute! There is also a black version available with the same design.
Vero Modero - Eda Gown Circus
The next is "Vero Modero 'Circus Collection' - Alii Full Red Female
". This is probably the most circus-like outfit of all the collection having its inspiration from outfits of clowns. But Bouquet managed to turn this into a high fashion creation with an amazing sense of style. This comes in three colour versions, red, red/white and white. I added a mask and a pair of Harlequin Boots
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