Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ize of the World / Thousand Pixel Stare


You're sad but you smile, it's not in your eyes
Your eyeballs don't change, it's the muscles around your eyes
An egg to fertilize, a pulse to stabilize
A body to deodorize, a life to scrutinize
A child to criticize, young adults to modernize
Citizens to terrorize, generations to desensitize

A desk to organize, a product to advertise
A market to monopolize, movie stars to idolize
Leaders to scandalize, enemies to neutralize
No time to apologize, fury to tranquilize
Weapons to synchronize, cities to vapori–

- "Ize of the World" by The Strokes

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.

Credits

Head Applier - Boataom :: Sui He "Lelutka" Applier Cream :: Applier HUD includes four brow options (blonde, brown, black, no brow) and eight lipglosses
Mesh Head - Lelutka :: Chloe 2.7 :: Bento; master HUD controls makeup and facial animations
Hair & Hat - Moon :: Lithium - Hysteria :: Includes texture change HUDs for hair and beanie
Eyebag Applier - Izzie's :: Face Wrinkle Applier :: Includes Catwa, Letluka, and LOGO/Omega appliers; includes dark and light options 
Blood Applier - Izzie's :: Face & Body Blood & Wounds :: Includes system layers; face appliers for Catwa, Lelutka, and LOGO/Omega; and body appliers for Belleza. Maitreya, Omega, and Slink
Mask - Death Row Designs :: San Mora - Gas Mask - GIFT :: Free gift @ Fantasy Faire


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Atlantic


I hope all my days
will be lit by your face
I hope all the years
will hold tight our promises

And if I need anything at all
I need a place that's hidden in the deep
where lonely angels sing you to your sleep
Though all the world is broken
I need a place where I can make my bed
A lover's lap
where I can lay my head

- "Atlantic" by Keane

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on  my photo blog.

Her

Body

Head Applier - Boataom :: Yumiko "Catwa" Applier - Cream :: Applier HUD includes four brow options (blonde, brown, black, no brow) and eight lipglosses
Mesh Head - Catwa :: Lona v2.12 :: Bento
Skin Applier - Boataom :: Maitreya Mesh Body Appliers :: L$50; applier includes 11 tones
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and Bento hands
Eyes - Catwa :: Rigged Eyes Lona v1.1
Eye Applier - MUDSKIN :: Jin & Sul # Eye Set 2 :: Gacha (L$99/play) @ Kustom 9 (April); includes 12 colors for Catwa eyes only
Hair - Exile :: Gina :: Free gift; includes unrigged and rigged versions and a complete fatpack of HUDs
Tattoo - [Even~Tide] :: Magical - Blue :: L$75 @ Fantasy Faire; includes system layers, body appliers for Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Omega, and face appliers for TMP and Omega; tattoo has three versions (black border, no border, white border)

Clothing

Dress - Curemore :: Lake Romance Dress :: Gacha (L$75/play) @ The Epiphany (April); for Maitreya only; includes two optional dress drapes with poses; includes color change HUD for top, bottom, inside drape, and outside drape
Wisps - Abstract Soul :: Aphrodite's Wisps Half Body (Surreal) :: Fantasy Faire; pack includes animated wisps in full-body and half-body versions in six colors (black/red, candy, purple/pink, rainbow, surreal, white)
Circlet & Necklace - Plastik :: Everilda Jewelry // Raine :: Fantasy Faire; set includes choker, circlet, earrings, forehead gem, necklace, and ring in different metals (black, gold, gray, silver) and styles (bare and deco)
Pose - ROQUAI Poses :: Water for Him - Dive (Bento) :: L$90 @ Pose Fair; pose animates Bento hands

Him

Body

Skin Appliers - Modish :: Simon -skt01- :: Includes Catwa head applier and Signature, Slink, and TMP body appliers; three brow options
Mesh Head - Catwa :: Daniel [Default Neck] v1.07 :: Bento
Eyebrow Applier - Clef de Peau :: Eyebrows v.31 Blonde.Omega [CATWA] Applier :: Pack includes Omega appliers for Catwa, Signature, and GA.EG
Mesh Body - #TheMeshProject :: BETA Deluxe Body(m)
Eyes - ARISE :: Dor Eyes / Blues :: L$69; includes system eyes, mesh lenses, and Omega appliers
Hair - Exile :: Tommy :: Free gift; includes a complete fatpack of color change HUDs
Tattoo - [Even~Tide] :: Magical - Blue :: L$75 @ Fantasy Faire; includes system layers, body appliers for Maitreya, Slink, TMP, and Omega, and face appliers for TMP and Omega; tattoo has three versions (black border, no border, white border)

Clothing

Kilt & Pouch - Noble Creations :: The Outlander Kilt :: @ We <3 Roleplay (April); standard sizing, TMP sizing, and Signature sizing; includes texture change HUD for kilt (red plaid, green plaid, navy plaid, black plaid, navy, black) and pouches in three colors (black, brown, green)
Wisps - Abstract Soul :: Aphrodite's Wisps Half Body (Surreal) :: Fantasy Faire; pack includes animated wisps in full-body and half-body versions in six colors (black/red, candy, purple/pink, rainbow, surreal, white)
Necklace - Plastik :: Everilda Jewelry // Deep :: @ Fantasy Faire; set includes choker, circlet, earrings, forehead gem, necklace, and ring in different metals (black, gold, gray, silver) and styles (bare and deco)
Bracelet - Formanails :: INFINITELY MEN - GOLD :: LB prize (no group needed); includes resize HUD
Bubble Emitter - MurTails :: Magic Bubble Breather for Non-Mer Friends :: Free @ Fantasy Faire
Pose - Poseidon :: Arkade Kombat Struck 4m :: L$50 @ Pose Fair; includes pose, mirror pose, and poseballs




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Welcome to (Kaku-Machi) Japan: Yanfes! Hunt & Event Guide | ヤンヘス ハントガイド


Come here and go get with me
I wanna see you Wednesday
Come on, come on, come over
Take it off your shoulder
Come on and pull me over
We gotta get to work now
Sliding it off your shoulder
as we're falling over

Welcome to Japan!



Hello, everyone! Today I'm plugging the Yanfes! event and hunt that has been going on throughout the month of April. (Sorry for the late coverage; it's been a rough month IRL.) The official site is here, but since it's entirely in Japanese, I'm providing a short guide in English here!

公式日本語ガイドはこちらですが、ハントアイテムのプレビューは、お読みください。遅れて申し訳ありません。m(_ _)m

Until April 30th at the Kaku-Machi SIM, you can enjoy a fun market with freebies, a bunch of awesome photos and, best of all, a free hunt with 49 prizes, including the badass one-piece biker uniform I'm wearing above!

Scattered throughout the areas of the SIM marked on the map below are oblong pieces of bread (pan) set for sale at L$0. They're all the same shape and color, but their size varies wildly. Some are as small as a fingernail, and others are as big as the roof of a house! You can find 22 of them in the landing area (the school and the bridge) and 27 of them in the market area.

The hunt object (pan)

Overhead map of the hunt area (outlined in yellow X's)

So, what is "Yanfes" anyway?

It's a festival for all things yankee (yankii), which is a subculture in Japan that combines elements of American rockabilly (50s music, pompadour haircuts, leather jackets, motorcycles) with rebellion, teenage delinquency, and general badassery. You can read more about yankii culture and the etymology of the term here on Timeline.com. In Japanese pop culture, references to yankii include chain-smoking schoolgirls with bleached hair, ankle-length sailor skirts, brawls on the roof after school, and scooter races. Lots of races with seriously decked out scooters. Tofugu has a great article on the history of bosozoku, which is a culture closely associated with yankii.

Her

Head Applier - remy&rowe :: molly wen :: Includes Catwa and Omega appliers with brow and browless options
Mesh Head - Catwa :: Lona v2.12 :: Bento
Skin Applier - remy&rowe :: 3.0 mesh body : beige : omega applier 
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 4.1 :: Includes classic and Bento hands
Hair - Alice Project :: Nora - Special :: L$50 for Spring Fling 2017 @ Alice Project; pack includes natural ombre and mirror ombre HUDs (five textures each)
Eyes - Le Forme :: Asian Eyes #01 :: L$60; mesh lenses

Him

Skin Appliers - Essences :: KEI (M01) :: Old L'HOMME Magazine group gift (no longer available)
Mesh Head - NO!Project :: ALPHA 1.0 :: Bento
Mesh Body - #TheMeshProject :: BETA Deluxe Body(m)
Hair - [bade] :: Micha :: Old freebie (no longer available)
Eyes - Avi-Glam :: Onyx Eyes :: Includes system eyes in three sizes, mesh lenses with an HUD to control size, and Omega appliers




For previews of all of the hunt prizes that merchants are offering up, keep reading beneath the cut!

すべてのハントアイテムのプレビューは、お読みください!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Krung Thaep



See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.


Body

Head Applier - Boataom :: Sui He "Lelutka" Applier Cream :: Applier HUD includes four brow options (blonde, brown, black, no brow) and eight lipglosses
Mesh Head - Lelutka :: Chloe 2.6 :: Bento; master HUD controls makeup and facial animations
Skin Applier - Boataom :: Maitreya Mesh Body Appliers :: L$50; applier includes 11 tones
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 3.5
Hair - Exile :: Out of the Ruins - Naturals :: Retired item; includes two sizes and a color change HUD
Eyes - {DEMICORN} :: The Guardians April *Gift* :: Gift @ Gacha Guardians (Gimme Gacha group is free to join); includes system eyes, mesh lenses, and Catwa applier
Eye Makeup - Izzie's :: Tokyo Eye Make-Up :: Includes system layers, Catwa, LAQ, Lelutka, and LOGO appliers in 16 colors; makeup will create "monolid" effect and add eyebags

Clothing

Outfit - Bare Rose :: Muang Garuda :: Set also includes system layers, crown, back wings, and anklets (not shown)
Nails & Rings - Formanails :: CIRI for Maitreya :: Rigged for classic Maitreya hands; nails and rings can be worn separately; includes color change HUDs for nails and metals; also available for Vista Bento hands (sold separately)
Pose - *StoryTeller* :: Dozy 5 :: Womenstuff Hunt prize; set includes five poses

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Birdcage


"Consider a birdcage. [...] It is only when you step back, stop looking at the wires one by one, microscopically, and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage, that you can see why the bird does not go anywhere; and then you will see [...] that the bird is surrounded by a network of systematically related barriers, no one of which would be the least hindrance to its flight, but which, by their relations to each other, are as confining as the solid walls of a dungeon."
- Marilyn Frye

See the full resolution version on my Flickr; details are on my photo blog.

Body

Head Applier - remy&rowe :: 4.0 : kenisha webb : dark :: Includes Catwa and Omega appliers with brow and browless options
Mesh Head - Catwa :: Lona v2.12 :: Bento
Skin Applier - remy&rowe :: 4.0 body : matrieya : dark :: Also available for Omega, Slink, and Belleza
Mesh Body - Maitreya :: Lara 3.5
Eyes - Le Forme :: Asian Eyes #01 :: L$60; mesh lenses
Wings - [ ridi-ludi-fool ] :: *UBUME -black crane- (wings) :: Part of a set that includes wings, collar, headdress, and bird legs (not pictured) 

Clothing

Hijab - LCKY :: Muna II // covered - Yellow :: Gacha (L$75/play; yes, the hijab is actually black, not yellow)
Dress - SAKIDE :: Limitless Dress Maitreya :: Twisted Hunt prize; includes standard sizing, standard FitMesh sizing, Belleza, eBody, Maitreya, Tonic, and Slink versions; includes texture change HUD (matrix, green, black)
Undershirt - Bare Rose :: MaitreyaApplierHUD - Dark Plate Mail Lady Mr :: Part of a set that also includes unrigged armor, system layers, helmet, sword, and shield (not pictured)

Pose & Decor

Facial Expression - FOXCITY. :: Bento Faces - Pose HUD 1 :: On9 (March) group gift (free to join); includes 10 expressions; compatible with all Bento heads; check the FOXCITY stall
Birdcages w/ Pose - [evoLove] :: Captivity 7 :: The Liaison Collaborative; fatpack includes 20 poses
Flags - H&S MetalWorks Ltd. :: Grunge Flag Set 1 :: Full permissions; includes mesh flagpole with flag and 20 flag textures