Monday, December 03, 2018

Reindeer Games (A Gacha Event Post)

Reindeer Games


The Imaginarium is a Gimmie Gacha production.

** Taxi to The Imaginarium **

Wall Art - Trittico 02: Velvet Whip @ Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Reindeer Decor - Snowflake: The Green Door Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Ceramic Holiday Tree: The Green Door Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Yuletide - Ornament Antlers - Silver - RARE: Venge @ Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Glow Up Eyeshadow Catwa - Frost: Demicorn @ Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Papillon Feerique 5 Choker: Nord Embel'Lys @ Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Winter Jacket Red (Maitreya): Lybra @ Dec 2018 Imaginarium

Tree - RARE: Sese Christmas Shop Gacha @ Sese (in-store non-event gacha machine)

Scandinavian Fir Garland & Wreath: by Vespertine (non-gacha item from Nov 2018 Tannenbaum event)

Hair: Walking on Sunshine by Exile (in-store non-gacha item)

Lipstick: First Kiss CATWA Appliers by Shiny Stuffs (non-gacha item from Nov 2018 Brothers Grimm event)

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

I found this fabulous animated snow that's super affordable, low-lag, and looks great. It has a lovely, realistic depth to it and will keep falling even after the scripts are removed.

Let it Snow!

The snow is beautiful both day and night and you can resize the prims quite a bit without affecting the appearance of the snow.

Let it Snow!

The prims are also phantom, so you can even use them in front of doorways like I did at my store.

Snow: Animated 3D-Like Snow Panel by The Black Forest ($10L)
Home: The Reality Loft B124 by AT Design Skyboxes ($299L)
Store: ♥ Tea Biscuit ♥: A Gimmie Gacha Shop

Monday, November 26, 2018

Who Needs Santa When You've Got Elves Like This?

Who Needs Santa When You've Got Elves Like This?


I was wandering around the [AE] Christmas Market picking up all of the nifty hunt gifts when I stumbled across this nifty distraction. A bit of research told me it's the Deluxe Santa Claus Throne by Boudoir and it can be had for under $200L from Boudoir's Christmas Shop on the Marketplace.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Larnia Trick or Treat Trail / Witchwood Hunt

Today I want to tell you about a couple of nifty hunts.

larnia Trick or Treat Trail 2018

The first is the Witchwood hunt where I got this gorgeous pirate costume. There are 2 costumes - Pirate and Witch - with 3 pieces each (hat, dress, stockings/shoes), for a total of 6 items. Each item costs $20L, for a total of $60L per outfit - $120L to do the entire hunt. I found the hunt pretty simple if you follow the hint on the notecard. The only one I had trouble with was the one in Petite Mort. (Tip: Look for the candy corn, otherwise you'll go crazy trying to find a black cat in a black store.)

You can find a bit more about the hunt at the FabFree blog which is a great blog to follow if you're not already doing so. (They also have an in-world group that will keep you up-to-date on blog posts, group gifts, etc.)

The hunt and a 50% off sale in both stores (Petite Mort and Oubliette), runs through October 31st.

larnia Trick or Treat Trail 2018

The second is the ninth annual Trick or Treat trail presented by Larnia. It's an atmospheric, haunted trail where all of these photos were taken. Twenty-four gifts are picked up along the trail and a twenty-fifth gift is picked up at the end once you've picked filled the provided HUD. The hunt probably takes less than an hour to finish if you just motor right through and don't stop to smell the... er... rotting corpses.

The hunt runs through November 5th.

larnia Trick or Treat Trail 2018

The sound effects and atmosphere are so well done that I actually hesitated at the top of this street before venturing into a parking lot full of zombies.

larnia Trick or Treat Trail 2018

What do you think? This looks like a cozy little cabin for a pirate, yeah?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Come in, my pretties!

Come in, my pretties!

I've added some general Autumn decor to my shop and there's still plenty of Halloween decor / snacks / critters, plus spooky accessories that can be worn all year 'round and many, many NON-holiday items. It can all be found at ♥ Tea Biscuit ♥.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Living Dead Girl

You may have noticed that my last post was over 3 years ago. RealLife, as it will, got in the way of SecondLife for a myriad of reasons. I finally returned to SL in August of this year, but it's taken me awhile to get my blogging feet back. Part of the delay was the result of becoming a member of the Gimme Gacha family with a small shop of my own, but most of it was getting the hang of all of the new options available to avatars. After I spent a few days putting together this Halloween look, I decided it was finally time to make a new post.

Living Dead Girl


It all started with Cassie Middles' video preview of the 2018 Salem event. I saw this "Elly" dress by Una and knew I had to have it. I love items that allow users to customize their look so much that several different avatars can be wearing the same outfit, yet not look like clones. With the "Elly" dress you have the option of the full dress (no skeleton), a skeletal torso without flowers, and a skeletal torso with flowers. It also comes with left and right skeleton arms. I opted to only wear one of them because I like the way the asymmetry contributes to the partially decayed look.

Living Dead Girl

I'm fascinated with how well the skeleton and flowers of the "Elly" dress are sculpted and textured. At one point, I decided my avatar should have rats crawling in, on, and out of her. I couldn't find any shoulder rats, so I got a bunch of mice from a gacha machine at Plastik and attached them to several different points on my body.

Living Dead Girl

Living Dead Girl

The bloody hair is also something I saw in Cassie's preview of the current Salem event. It's !Oleander's "Kkyung Bloody Massacre" and comes in a 4-pack of natural colors: Mummy (seen here), Pumpkin (light orange), Vampire (black), and Werewolf (brown). I had a feeling it would work well with the "Elly" dress and I was right.

The eyepatch is a free gift from Yokai to Gimme Gacha group members who visit the GachaLand event this month. I love it when things fall into place like that. From there I spent several days trying to find the right skin and other items to contribute to the "crawled from the grave" look of my avatar. Izzie's was a HUGE help in that department, providing me with eyes that can be configured separately, dirty nails, a bloody hairbase, and a few different blood & wound appliers for my face and body. (The hairbase, face, and body appliers all come with a variety of options for blood amount and color.)

Living Dead Girl

Finally, I was content with my look and needed some poses and a backdrop, both of which I was lucky to find at The Mad Circus. Unfortunately, you can't see much of the Spooky Night Backdrop by The Dark Fae in my photos, but it comes with 2 tombstones with skulls on top, a bunch of flickering candles, and swirling fog. It's copy/mod, so you can tweak it to your liking. When I saw that the "Some say it's morbid" pose pack from X.T.C. came with a rat, I knew I needed to look no further. (Note: The expression in the last photo is from the Catwa head HUD, not the poses.)

Living Dead Girl


Body: Maitreya Mesh Body - Lara V4.1
Hands: Maitreya Mesh Body - Bento Hand R V4.1
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body - Feet V4.1
Head: Catya Mesh Head by Catwa

Hair: Kkyung - Bloody Massacre (Mummy) by !Oleander ($200 @ Salem)
Hairbase: Bloody Hairbase by Izzie's ($199)
Skin Applier: Catwa & Omega Skin Fitness Vampire by Damn & Sweet ($300 - also includes appliers for Maitreya body)
Eyes & Lips: Bloody Tears & Lips by Izzie's ($100)
Body Blood: Face & Body Blood & Wounds by Izzie's ($199)
Eyes: Demon Eyes by Izzie's ($249)
Teeth: Bloody Mouth by Mad' (Tongue + Teeth - Catwa Applier) ($150)
Nails: Dirty Nails Appliers by Izzie's ($99)
Dress & Skeletal Body Parts: Elly Dress Blue by Una ($345 @ Salem)
Tights: Torn Stockings by JellyRoll - Oct TWE12VE Exclusive ($199 - HUD w/ 9 texture options)
Eyepatch: Free gift from Yokai to Gimme Gacha group members @ GachaLand
Mice: Sweet Meese by Plastik ($50 per pull gacha)

Poses & Rat: Some say its Morbid - static pack by X.T.C Poses ($120 - 4 poses w/ prop)
Background: Spooky Night Backdrop by The Dark Fae - The Mad Circus 4 Exclusive ($125)

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Saturday Night

Saturday Night

Got a new lappy and did the most important thing - loaded it with photos of eye candy.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Black & White

Black & White

I won 2nd place again in a costume contest a couple of weeks ago, but RL has kept me much too busy to blog the outfit until now.

The theme was simply "black & white." All I had to buy for this outfit was the Glam Rock Suit, bracelets, and hair. Okay, I didn't have to buy new hair, but I'm not one to let a good excuse for shopping go to waste. Plus, this style is simply too reminiscent of Cher for me to resist adding it to my wig collection.

Black & White

Hair: Erase and Rewind by Exile ($1250L FatPack)
Skin: Nellie 02 - Fair - Glow Skin by LAQ ($1999L/10pk)
Eyeshadow: Barbarella Set 6 - 5 by La Boheme ($75L/10pk)
Eyeliner: Mile High Eyeliner - Black by Mock ($40L)
Eyelashes: Victorina Lashes - Noir by Mock ($40L)
Lipstick & Teeth: Ink Lipstick - Teeth by Pink Fuel ($75L/4pk)
Monroe Piercing: Metal Mouth MESH Round Dermals - Silent Rage by Haus of Darcy ($75L/16pk)
Tattoos: Shooting Star - Full Version by Para Designs ($175L)
Bra/Corset/Panties/Feathers: Glam Rock Suit by Gizza ($250L on the Marketplace)
Boots: Thigh High Boots - Liquorice Leather by Maitreya ($750L)
Hands: AvEnhance Hands Female - Casual by Slink ($450L)
Ring - Left Hand: Paragon Ring by Sn@tch (included with the Basic Latex Gloves set) ($155L)
Ring - Right Hand: Nebula by Kosh ($99L)
Bracelets: Boudica Armband - Black by Lassitude & Ennui ($120L on the Marketplace)

All poses by !bang.