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Captive Song

As the sun rose, the stone giant opened the door to a cage and held a palm near the opening. A woman stepped into the offered hand and balanced as the hand moved away from the cage and close to where the giant sat. He let his arm rest in the shallow water and watched the woman intently.

Captive Song

She stood and closing her eyes raised the violin from her side. The sun inched its way into the sky and the heat it brought warmed her. She spread her ravaged wings, sighing at the relief that gave her sore wings, and began to play the song the giant bade her to play each morning as the sun rose. It started as a slow, soft melody and gradually became more cheerful as the sun rose higher.

#60 Captive Song Close

When she was done, the giant sat still. She knew this was a silent order for more music and began a new song. After a few songs the giant lifted it’s hand back to the cage and as soon as she had closed her wings and stepped inside, it re-locked the cage’s door and left. She moved to a small couch and sat, laying her violin nearby. She pulled her knees to her chest and wrapped her arms around them and stared out over the sunlit water.


Captive Song Composite

Goodness the past week/weekend was terrible. Thankfully it is over and I am feeling a bit better. Here is the post I promised you. Sorry for the delay. Thank you all for your patience with me.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Isis

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Niska – Sangria in tone 2 with Ginger Brows / Freckles

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Lively Green

Hair/Hairbase – Adoness – Frigg in Red Copper

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5 – Human set A

Nails – Dark Passions – Bold & Bishy for Belleza (@ Vintage and Cool Fair until Sept 4th)

Top – Razor – Succubus Pixie Stringed Top

Skirt – Glitter Trash – Cupcake Skirt V2

Stockings – Glitter Trash – Fishnet Tights: Fruit Looped – in Berry

Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots in Black

Wings – Jian – Ravaged Wings (@ Festival of Sin – Wrath Sim until Sept 5th)

Pose/Prop in Photos #1 & #2 – Something New Poses and Props – Strings of a Violin (Textures darkened and positions edited)

Pose in Composite – Vestige – Next Model 4 – Pose 16

Location – Failure to Thrive [The Gray Child] – (LEA15)

The Lexi Project

#57 The Lexi Project Outfit 1

Shopping, shopping, shopping oh my! I went to the Lexi Project knowing I was going to be spending quite a bit of money, but its for a great cause so I don’t feel bad about it at all! I decided to use a couple of my old prop sets from W. Winx & Flair that are changing rooms to show off multiple outfits. The event runs July 26-August 9, 2015.

#57 The Lexi Project Outfit 2

“The Lexi Project, a collaborative fund-raiser event founded by Toxxic Rhiannyr & Heather Smithson, created to bring SecondLife brands together in hopes to raise money for one of our own, Lexi Zelin / Owner of AngelRed Couture. As many have probably by now heard, Lexi has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and is in desperate need of funds to assist in paying her medical bills / expenses as she is unable to work. Lexi is only 28 years old, mother of one beautiful little girl and plays an important role within SecondLife by creating high quality, full permission mesh apparel, paving the way for many people in the virtual world to have the freedom of opening a store.” 

#57 The Lexi Project Outfit 3

They have over 350 stores participating, each with 1-2 items out. Everything from skins to poses to furniture is being sold there. 100% of the proceeds are going to Lexi. Some stores are offering exclusive items or exclusive colors. As of the morning of August 1st they have currently raised roughly 2,000,130L = approx US$ 8,072.28.

#57 The Lexi Project Outfit 4

I was more than happy to go and donate what money I could on my budget. I have quite a few of Lexi’s full perm mesh products and love them. I am not so great at making my own mesh so being able to buy affordable and great quality full perm mesh was a great option for me. Thank you for all you have given to our community Lexi and I hope your treatment goes well.

#57 The Lexi Project Angel

Credits: (Almost everything from the Lexi Project)

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin – Lumae – Fae – Violetta in Tone 5  (@ Lexi Project)

Hair – Poison Ivy – Mentha in Ombre Nature with and without bun attachments (@ Lexi Project)

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Walnut

Outfit 1:

Tattoo – Letis Tattoo – Serenity Sleeve  (@ Lexi Project)

Shirt – Dark Passions – Winged Hope in Purple  (@ Lexi Project)

Skirt – DeadPool – Bombshell Leather and Lace – Leather Mini Skirt  (@ Lexi Project)

Boots – Pretty Kitty Design – Phoenix Boots in Purple  (@ Lexi Project)

Outfit 2:

Tattoo – Inhale – Palisades Sleeves  (@ Lexi Project)

Dress – Soul – Turtle Dress – Lexi – Purple  (Exclusive @ Lexi Project)

Outfit 3:

Outfit/Heels – Beautiful Dirty Rich – Dare to Dream – Set 2 (tinted the shoes from white)  (@ Lexi Project)

Stockings – Avi Candy – Awareness Stockings – Cancer  (@ Lexi Project)

Outfit 4:

Romper – Delirium Style – Danella Romper (@ Lexi Project)

Necklace – Modish – Thalia Necklace in Cyan (@ Lexi Project)

Stockings – Avi Candy – Awareness Stockings – Cancer  (@ Lexi Project)

Angel:

Tattoos – I’m Not Your Boomeran – Henna Full Body Tat (@ Lexi Project)

Dress/Collar – Le Forme – Elf Princess in Sheer Blue (@ Lexi Project)

Wings – CLAVv – Big Wide Wings White with White Cloth (@ Lexi Project)

Poses/Props:

Photo Prop in Photos #1 & #2 – W. Winx & Flair – Change – Funk

Photo Prop in Photos #2 & #3 – W. Winx & Flair – Change – Chic

Pose in Photo #1 (Right Side) – Di’s Opera – The Lexi Project Poses – Pose 2  (@ Lexi Project)

Pose in Angel Photo – Di’s Opera – The Lexi Project Poses – Pose 3  (@ Lexi Project)

Family Day at the Beach

Family Beach Day - Lilli and ArradyaHey guys! No story this time. I needed some relaxation so I went with one of my daughters and her hub and baby to the beach. I love Pandora Box of Dream’s newest set up. Of course I had to take some family photos while we were there as well. They turned out really nice and I wanted to share them.

Family Beach Day - Moonite Family

It was a lot of fun hanging out with family. We rezzed out inter-tubes and swam around. My six month old grand-daughter tried to swim away from her mom at one point and I had to snap a few photos.

Family Beach Day - Annabeth

I got a new mesh body and decided I’d share my thoughts on it so far. I had been using the slink and liking it okay but I have a sponsor or two who only do omega appliers and slink doesn’t have omega. There alpha zones also have given me trouble a time or two. The breasts only have two zones, so I did a lot of adjusting of my bust in different outfits. I was having trouble deciding between the maitreya and belleza mesh bodies, both of which have omega capabilities. What finally decided me was the 3 different mesh shapes and the wardrobe hud, along with being able to save skin appliers and nail appliers that belleza’s mesh body offers. Upon putting on the body I also noticed that the feet high shape match up with my slink shoes very nicely. Still have to switch out for med or flat, but still a nice find.

Family Beach Day - Arradya and Annabeth

Also while I like the fact that I don’t have to switch hands or feet for the included poses, there is no peace sign pose for the hands and that is one I would like. I will have to see if there is an add-on with other poses. It is in no way a deal breaker since I can just switch out my slink when needed. I also have to see if the slink notecard converter from LovenLust Designs to omega appliers will work with my nail appliers. And I look forward to using the curvier shapes, having just gotten it before this outing, I haven’t had time to find mesh that fits the curvier shapes well just yet.

Family Beach Day - Dovah and Annabeth

On another note, I am delaying my battle post to highlight a big event going on. Many of you have probably heard but the owner of AngelRed Couture, Lexi Zelin, has been diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Over 350 stores have banded together and are offering a few items that 100% of the proceeds will go to helping Lexi with her medical and living expenses. I will be going and shopping my little heart out and will do at least one post showing as many of the great items I am sure are at the event. I will be doing my best to buy mainly 100% donated items to help as much as I can with my limited budget. The event is going on from July 26th – August 9th, 2015. You can find more information at the website.

Family Beach Day - Lilli and Annabeth


Credits: (I will add the rest of the links ASAP)

Lilli (ME):

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet – Belleza – Venus V3

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified, mainly to be shorter and a few tweaks to make it me)

Skin – Lumae – Swan – Bare in Tone 2 (one of her older skins but a favorite of mine)

Hair – Exile – Walking on Sunshine

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Vibrant Blue

Bathing Suit – Just Because – Halter Top and Classic Bikini Bottom in Blue Stripes

Arradya:

Skin/Mesh Feet: Lumae (as old label Aeva) – Swan Skin – Tone 3

Hair: Truth Hair – Freya – Light blondes

Clothes: Summer Bandeau Top with Skin – Meli Imako

Shape: Sophistishapes – Alison

DovahKiin:

Skin: Emos – SERGIO – Light

Hair: Truth Hair – Tom – Browns

Shape: Emos – SERGIO – Medium

Clothes: FATEwear – Brian – Void

Annabeth:

Skin: Totsipop Tot Baby Mari

Shape: Totsipop Tot baby shape 6 months

Mesh Body: Totsipop Tot Baby

Hair: Truth Hair – Astrid – Light Blondes

Clothes: Totsipop – Froggy Swimsut

Poses:

Photo 1 – Bang – Here

Photo 2 – Little Moments – Lazy Summer Day

Photo 3 – A swimming pose from their intertube, will have to ask.

Photo 4 – Forget Me Not – My Little Swimmer

Photo 5 – Strike a Pose – Water Baby

Photo 6 – DB Poses (Denny Balllyhoo) – Little Blossom

Location – Pandora Box of Dreams

Windlight – Nacon’s Afternoon – various times

Adoness

#55 Adoness Lean“Is there a problem ladies?” The club’s bouncer stood with his arms crossed looking between the two women.

“Her kind isn’t welcome here!” The shorter woman hissed her whole body tensed.

The bouncer’s eyebrow rose and he looked at the taller woman. Despite the fury radiating from the shorter woman she looked calm and collected. Her skin was pale and covered in what appeared to be scales, her head half shaved with long silver locks falling from the other half and down to her waist. She had a goth punk girl look to her with her ripped fishnets and dress. And although her eyes were cold as ice, she made no threatening moves and stood in a relaxed pose, almost looking bored. “Her kind?”

#55 Adoness Ylani“An Ice Mermaid.” Ylani said quickly before the shorter woman could answer him. He watched her carefully for a moment and then turned back to the other woman.

“Look, unless she has done something illegal or is on the banned creatures list, I have no cause to toss her. Last I checked mermaids were not on the banned list. Least as long as they don’t start bewitching people with their songs.”

The short woman growled and spat out, “She was dancing with my boyfriend.”

The bouncer sighed and opened his mouth to respond.

#55 Adoness Ylani Close Ylani interrupted him, “You need to keep him on a tighter leash, kitten.” She said calmly and pointed to the woman’s boyfriend dancing pressed against a cute raven haired woman behind the shorter woman.

The woman turned and cursing sped off to pull him away by his collar. Ylani chuckled and dismissing the bouncer with a glance turned and stalked over to the bar.


#55 Adoness StrutOkay so my battle between good and evil got delayed do to a location search and needing different ballet pointe shoes as the ones I picked up do not go pale enough for the skin-tone of one of my characters. So! Here is my feature post of my newest sponsor, Adoness. For anyone who has seen some of my past post you probably noticed that I love Adoness. I rarely wear other stores’ eyes now and love her alternative hairs, they go great with my punky looks. Well they also have some clothing and slink nails as well as some cute jewelry in their gacha machines. And for a few more days they will be at the 2015 Hair Fair helping raise money for Wigs for Kids. They have three hair styles out this year in varying lengths as well as a bandana and a free gift. (I am looking forward to finding a way to use their free gift, it’s just too gorgeous not to.) In this post I used the long hair which is partially rigged mesh. The top part can be resized manually in edit mode. And if you look close you’ll see there is a braid lining the side of the hair on the skull.

Hope you enjoyed the story and photos. It’s been a while since I wrote about Ylani and she is one of my favorite characters. For those who may not know, Ylani is a silver dragon. I shared her and her adventure at the Fantasy Faire a couple of months ago. For this story I was originally looking at different clubs in SL for a location but was having trouble finding ones I liked. My second thought was a urban sim but the one I liked was dark and I have done that a few times. Also I wanted something a bit brighter so that you could see all the lovely details better. I hope to have the epic battle post up this weekend. Have both characters pretty much done just need to find a location and new pointe shoes and of course take the pictures. 🙂


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual, Slink Mid Feet

No Mesh Head

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified)

Skin/Ears – Lumae – Fable – Moon (The ears come included already matched to the skin.)

Scales – Even~Tide – Dragon Scales

Hair/Hairbase – Adoness – Asgardis (@ 2015 Hair Fair until 7/25/15 – Redhead Sim)

Eyes – Adoness – Bestia – Ragdoll

Nails – Adoness – Glorianna

Dress/Chest Broach – Adoness – Noxy in Violet

Choker – Adoness – Lilin in Diamond (gacha machine @ mainstore)

Earrings – Adoness – Soyala (in free gift @ 2015 Hair Fair until 7/25/15, there is also a gorgeous mohawk hair)

Shoes – Soul – Cthu Shues – Imagine – A Special Edition

Stockings – AviCandy – Fishnet Stockings – Style 3 Torn

Pose Prop/Pose in 1st Photo – Lost Angel Industries – Dance Box

Pose in Photo 2 – Bauhaus Movement – Endless Love

Pose in Photo 3 – Bauhaus Movement – Gyo’s Cig

Pose in Photo 4 – Vestige – Next Model 4 (@ July Round of The Instruments)

Sun Skip

Hey everyone! Today instead of my normal writing I wanted to address some posts I’ve been reading lately and how they affect me, as well as my goals for this blog. I have been following and reading Canary Beck’s articles on SL Blogger Support for a while. Editorials are not what I normally follow for SL but hers are always well thought out and make me think. Recently she wrote an article about quality vs quantity when it comes to blog posts. I encourage you to go and read it if you haven’t already. Here were my thoughts about the subject as it applies to me personally.

#54 Sun Skip DressI was relieved to see that I am not the only blogger that feels like I need to post as often as possible to draw people in. I hope that my posts fall under the quality heading, because although I admire those bloggers that have the time to post daily, I don’t have that time available. For my posts I like to do a complete character, which involves changing skins and hair and eyes and even shapes along with the outfits and accessories, each and every post. I don’t edit many of my photos other than to crop or layer together multiple photos, however it still takes me quite a while to organize and post each time. For a post with just one character I spend at least a couple hours getting everything put together how I want. Then finding a location, playing with lighting, getting the poses right, getting the actual snapshots taken (usually with at least a crash or two) and then getting the photos ready takes me another hour or two. Once I have everything ready and have written up my post and made sure I linked all of the stores in the credits, I upload the photos to both wordpress and flickr and then link them to each other. Our net sucks since we live in a small town (they will be replacing the antenna or whatever soon though so yay!) and uploading the photos takes at least an hour, sometimes I leave them uploading overnight because I get tired of Flickr’s timeout message. So for one post it takes me at least 3-6 or more hours. I generally spread that out where I can. I’ll jot down notes for the look and story while at RL work and if its really slow I’ll get a start on the credits and writing the post at work and save it as a draft until I get home. For posts with multiple people, the character making part takes at least twice as long. I also try to be sure to copy and use different copies of the mesh body, hands, feet, etc for each character so that when I get to the location I can just switch saved outfits.

#54 Sun Skip SunbatheI know I could ask for others to do posts with me instead of using myself for all of the characters, but I usually want to use items from my sponsors for the looks. Also I’m not hugely social. I don’t mind people generally but am not always in the mood to be around them. That’s part of what makes this blog so nice for me, I have a reason to spend much of my free time at my home or shopping for items to use.

Another topic Canary Beck talked about in her article was the relationship between designers and bloggers. I am fairly new to blogging and have not had any bad experiences to speak of. I made sure to read what different designers wanted from their bloggers and decided if it was something I felt I could do. Some want every release blogged, which I can understand, but not everything a store releases will be something I love. An event I thought about applying for wanted one post before the event and then a minimum of two posts per week it was going on. For some events, like the Fantasy Faire, this is no problem. However this event was not something I was sure I’d want more than a few items from. For the Fantasy Faire I had been before and knew how huge it was and how many stores would be there, and the theme itself is what I use most often. All of the stores or events I blog for now are ones that want a couple posts a month and want closeups of the products as well as adding the photos to their flickr group. All of which is no problem at all to me. I only applied to stores that I loved and knew I’d want to use as much of their releases as I could. The two that recruited me, I did the same. I looked at their past products and knew that I’d have no problems reaching the minimum posts they wanted. I plan to keep my list of sponsors down to a level I can manage, as well as continuing to chose stores I know fit well with each other for my looks, so that I can continue to highlight as much from my sponsors as I can per post.

#54 Sun Skip TreasureI’d also like to share with you what my goals for my blog are. Now that I’ve been blogging for almost six months I have gotten a better idea of what it is I want to focus on. I want to shoot for 2-3 posts a week. This is a goal and not a guarantee as there are times I do not have the time or am not at all inspired. I want to enjoy my blog and not feel like it is another job, that is one reason I started this blog instead of looking for photography work inworld again. I want to explore and learn to make my own windlights. Some of my photos don’t turn out quite like I want them, so I think learning this or taking some time to go through all of them and jot down which I like best and what they’d be good for, would help a lot. I also want to work on writing more complete stories for my posts instead of just scenes. Short stories would be too long but flash fiction would work great. Flash fiction is a story 300-500 words or less (there are differing opinions on the number of words, some say less than 2000, 1000, or 500, for my purposes it will be 300-500). It has at least one character, setting, problem and solution.

#54 Sun Skip PeaceAs a closing note I just want to thank anyone and everyone who comes across my blog or flickr photos and takes the time to read and hopefully enjoy the photos that go along with the stories. I did not set out on this journey looking to get free stuff and take pictures of it, I just wanted to have a creative outlet that let me share the characters and stories I come up with with others. I may not be looking to get hundreds of views each day or became super well-known like Strawberry Singh (who I love to follow) but I love when people do see my posts or photos and even more when they feel they are good enough to like or follow me. So thank you all, because although I’m not searching you out, you keep me motivated to continue doing what I love. I also want to thank all of my sponsors. I applied to you because I genuinely love your products and while I would love to buy everything, I am on a budget. So thank you for sharing your items with me so that I can use them with my characters and share them with others.


Wow, that got a bit longer than I planned. 🙂 Thanks for reading if you did, and I hope you enjoyed the photos! I did not use many of my sponsors for these photos because I had a family outing the beach planned but RL made that impossible for now and I still wanted to take photos and share them. Here is a teaser for my next post though. It will have two characters, so will likely be over the weekend, in a battle between good and evil. It will also showcase many items from my sponsors as well as some motion photography. You can also look forward to a post featuring my newest sponsor (got accepted as I was writing this post lol), a store you may have noticed appears in almost all of my posts, Adoness! Credits below!

P.S. And this is one of the ones that flickr decides is going to take a whole night to upload the photos. I’ll add the links once they upload.


Credits: (This is my new regular daily look – skin/hair/eyes anyways)

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual and Victory Hands, Slink High Feet

No mesh head at the moment, will be looking for an omega applier one that I like.

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (modified, mainly to be shorter and a few tweaks to make it me)

Skin – Lumae – Swan – Bare in Tone 2 (one of her older skins but a favorite of mine)

Hair – Magika – Cardigan

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Vibrant Blue

Tattoo – White Widow – Tombstone for Women (@ Anybody Event July Round)

Nails – Mon Cheri – Beach

Dress – Mon Cheri – Sachi Flare Dress

Heels – Faboo – Havana Heels – Bondi (a Rare from one of their gacha machines)

Bikini – Plastik – Zara Kini in Leona (@ new Satellite store)

Pose in Photo 1 – Vestige – Next Model 1 (@ July Round of The Instruments)

Towel / Pose in Photo 2 – oOo Studio – Sunning Towel

Pose in Photo 3 –  Click – Little Swimmer (This pack is meant for toddledoo kids but worked fine for me with no adjustments.)

Pose in Photo 4 – The Secret Hideout – Looking Up Cute

Location – Pandora Box of Dreams

Windlight – Nacon’s Afternoon – various times

Through the Keyhole Part 3

Blanca groaned and said, “Incoming.” The other girls followed her gaze and let out groans of their own.

#51 Through the Keyhole Part 3 - FullThe elegant woman came to a stop before them and gave them a snooty look before saying in a slightly nasal voice, “Well isn’t this… quaint. I should have guessed you girls would use your heritage for your costumes.”

Chessa hissed and Hati wrapped an arm around her to keep her next to her. “Really, Ruby? Isn’t that the kettle calling the pot black? Why not go back to your throne and put your feet up on a pig?”

#51 Through the Keyhole Part 3 - Close

Ruby frowned at Hati and Chessa and raised her chin high as she replied, “We don’t use pigs anymore. That’s just filthy. Why my great grandmother thought that was a good idea is beyond me.”

“Where’s your entourage tonight Ruby? No hot men or plastic women with you?” Alice asked in a chipper tone. Blanca bit back a laugh and did her best to keep a straight face.

Ruby narrowed her eyes at Alice and turned to stalk off.

“Well that was a blessedly short run in. Lets get to those drinks and get to dancing.” Blanca said and pulled Alice towards the table in the corner where their drinks still waited.


#51 Through the Keyhole Part 3 - Composite

Sorry that part was short. I hope you enjoyed my Alice in Wonderland characters. To clarify, these were great grand-daughters of the originals, set in a more modern world with magic.

Also! Fair Play’s newest round El Mundo opens today! The link is down below in the credits. Also here is a link to that great article by Rubilyn that explains more about the fair’s newest game inspired theme in case you missed it last post. I will be going and getting pictures there later this week.


Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual / Gesture Hands, Slink High Feet

Shape –  Lumae – Odette Shape (Normally only use one I’ve done or edited, however I was plesantly suprised when I tried this shape on and it was similar to how I make mine other than the face. The face is so elegant and fits the skin and my idea for the character well.)

Skin – Lumae – Odette – Dawn’s Kiss in Tone 4 (Older group gift)

Hair – enVogue Hair – Alice – Browns (From the recent Alice in Sexyland event)

Nails – Adoness – Lord Nosense

Eyes – Adoness – Lucus – Devil

Dress – Kelini – Alice in Sexyland – Sexy Suit Red (From the recent Alice in Sexyland event)

Necklace – Otherskin – Salvation (Exclusive @ Fairplay for July)

Armlet – Earthstones – Calliope Armlet (Exclusive @ Fairplay for July)

Tiara / Earrings – Maxi Gossamer – Everyday Tiara – Pearl Heart

Stockings – Antielle – Baroque Corset Stockings in White

Shoes – Sheba – Laura Heels

Prop/Poses for Photos 1 & 2 – Exposeur – The Keyhole

Full Body pose in the Composite Photo – Vestige – Leticia Pack 1 – Pose 2 (@ The Instruments)

Half Body pose in the Composite Photo – Vestige – Leticia Pack 2 – Pose 6 (@ The Instruments)

Through the Keyhole Part 2

#50 Through the Keyhole Part 2 - CloseBlanca reached back and grabbed Ali’s hand pulling her close before the crowd could separate them. Ali laughed and thanked her. They reached where they had seen their friends and they stopped to stare a moment.

Blanca sighed at the sight of their two friends entwined and said, “Maybe you two could separate for a minute so that we can greet you and see your costumes.”

Hati and Chessa giggled and stopped dancing to turn to them.

“Well we had to do something while we waited. We’ve been here over an hour already. What took you two so long?” Hati said with a knowing grin as she reached up and straightened her hat.

“Oh you know it was Ali! Blanca is never late!” Chessa said in her musical voice and showed off her cheshire grin.#50 Through the Keyhole Part 2 - Full

“Geez Chessa what did you do to your face? And where the hell did you get real ears and a tail?” Ali grimaced at Chessa’s creepy new smile. “You’re taking the costume just a tad far.”

Hati smiled and tilted Chessa’s face to her and gave her cheek a caress. “I like my kitten’s new look. It fits perfectly with her new collar.”

Chessa gave a little purr at Hati before turning her gaze back to Ali and Blanca. “It’s a spell of course. Wears off in 24 hours. Got it for a steal.”

“Same for your hair Ali?” Hati raised an eyebrow at Ali’s long blonde locks.

Ali nodded and said, “Anyways now that we’re here did you grab a table before the place filled up?”

“Sure did it’s over in the corner. We even ordered your favorite drinks.”

“Cool we’ll come back to dance in a few, I am dying of thirst.”

Blanca turned to follow Ali to the table and groaned as someone caught her eye. “Incoming.”


#50 Through the Keyhole Part 2 - Composite

Hey guys! Hope you enjoyed part 2. I have one more part to go. I will do my best to get that up tomorrow evening. I also want to mention that Fair Play’s first round is starting July 1st! I am working on a few looks with items from the fair but wanted to finish this set first. Here is an interview with the organizer of Fair Play from one of the other bloggers along with some beautiful pictures of the event.


Credits for Chessa:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual / Gesture Hands, Slink High Feet

Shape – Mine (Heavily modded to fit the corset)

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Madder (Was @ Alice in Sexyland. Here is what it looks like without my grin substitution.)

Grin – Gauze – Nightmare – Fangy

Hair – Magika – Friday (Tinted)

Nails – Dark Passions/Koffin Nails – Klotchyn Klaws Green & Purple

Cat Ears – Sweet Thing – Cutie Kitten Ears – Dark (tinted) (Kitten Playtime Gacha @ Arcade June 2015)

Cat Tail – Sweet Thing – Fluffy Kitten Tail – Magic (tinted) (Kitten Playtime Gacha @ Arcade June 2015)

Collar – Sweet Thing – Naughty Purple Kitten Collar (colors edited) (Kitten Playtime Gacha @ Arcade June 2015)

Outfit (Corset, Skirt, Gloves, Shoes, Eyes) – Boudoir – Cheshire Cat Costume (Also includes hair, skin, ears, tail, and system layer stockings)

Stockings – TWS (The Whoreshop) – Lovely Lace Lingerie Set in Purple

Credits for Hati:

Mesh Body – Kitties Lair – Lena Perky Body

Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Hands

Skin – Lumae – Nima – Watermelon in Tone 8 (An old group gift)

Shape – Pink Moments – Emma (Modded)

Eyes – Alyce – Sugar Mesh Eyes

Hair – Magika – Lessons

Outfit (Coat, Skirt, Stockings, Shoes, Necktie, Hat) – Bowtique – MadHatter

Nails – 7Five – Slink Nail Polish – Greed


Prop/Poses for Photo 1 / Prop in Photo 2 – Exposeur – The Keyhole

Pose for Photo 2 – Something Erotic – Blissful Seduction (@ Indulgence BDSM & Kink Event – June 1-30)

Pose for Photo 3 Full Body – Vestige – Never Let Me Go v2 (@ Eden of Virtual Arts)

Pose for Photo 3 Half Body / Close-ups – Vestige – My Back

Through the Keyhole Part 1

#49 Through the Keyhole Part 1 - Full

“Ay Dios mio, Ali! You have five minutes to get down here or I’m leaving your butt behind!”

“Oh chill Blanca. It’s not like the party will end before sunup anyways. Besides its fashionable to be late.” Ali said as she came down the stairs and smiled at her friend.

Blanca pulled her pocket watch necklace up and gazed at the time. “We were fashionably late over an hour ago.” She paused as her cellphone dinged and she flipped it open to check the newest message. “Not to mention the five million texts I’ve gotten in the last hour asking where we were from Hati and Chessa.”

Ali laughed and grabbed her keys from the table by the door. She paused to lock the door behind them and then linked her arm through Blanca’s and started off down the street. “We’re only a couple blocks away from the club. It’ll take all of five minutes to get there. Besides it took longer than I expected to get my hair this light.”

#49 Through the Keyhole Part 1 - Close

“I don’t know why you die it black to begin with. You’re natural blonde looks great on you.”

Ali gave a small snort and said, “I got tired of the stupid blonde jokes.”

“So instead you chose to put up with the goth jokes?”

“Hey people may call me emo and tell me to get some sun, but the goth jokes are no where near as bad as most of the blonde ones.”

Ali and Blanca paused at the club door to flash their IDs and hand over the entry fee. The door opened and they waded into the wave of people dancing to the loud music. They looked around for a moment before Blanca caught sight of Chessa and Hati and pointed them out to Ali. They grinned at each other and began to dance and weave their way across the club.


#49 Through the Keyhole Part 1 - Composite

Sorry this is so late. The Alice in Sexyland event just ended yesterday. >< I have been working on it most of the week. I decided to update one of my alts and get her a mesh body and slink hands. Then because of all the storms coming through the net has been terrible. I dual-logged and crashed a ton, but I finally got the photos I wanted! There are 2 more parts coming ASAP as well as me catching up with stuff from sponsors and events.


Credits for Ali:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual / Gesture Hands, Slink High Feet

Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella

Shape – Mine

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Ocean Makeup in Tone 2 (75L Lazy Sunday makeup will be up until at least July 4th at the store.)

Hair – Ayashi – Alice Hair in Blonde

Eyes – POMF – Jinxed Eyes in Blue

Nails – Dark Passions/Koffin Nails – A Tale of Wonder (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Top/Shirt – Adoness – Fabula – Alice (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Bow – Dark Passions/Koffin Nails – Tweedle Me – Classic Bow

Choker – The Little Bat – Elegant Choker – Grey RARE (Gacha @ Alice in Sexyland)

Necklace – The Little Bat – Drink Me Necklace (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Shoes – Breathe – Ethereal Heels in Black (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Hand Tattoos – Things – Fabia Tattoo – Fresh

Leg Tattoos – Things – Maita Tattoo – Fresh

Pose in Composite Photo – Vestige – Modeling 2 – Pose 6 (@ The Instruments)


Credits for Blanca:

Mesh Body – Kitties Lair – Lena Perky Body

Mesh Hands – Slink – Casual Hands

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Quirk in Tone 5 (March Group Gift)

Shape – Zaniya – Rose-anne Shape

Eyes – Bird Next Door – Green Eyes

Hair – Magika – Later

Outfit (Skirt, Top, Boots, Choker, Necklace, Headpiece with ears) – Avi Candy – Sexy White Rabbit (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Stockings – Avi Candy – White Rabbit Low-Rise Black (@ Alice in Sexyland)

Pose in Composite Photo – Vestige – Modeling 6 – Pose 30-1 (@ Eden of Virtual Arts)

Prop/Poses for Photo 1 – Exposeur – The Keyhole

A Demoness’ Search

 #47 A Demoness' SearchTrista sighed as she heard the thump of books falling over followed by muffled cursing. She turned and holding onto the ladder carefully leaned back to straighten the books on the table. There was a dark blur as Carrnys was unburied.
“Tink’s titties Tris, why the devil are we in this dusty old shop?” Carrnys stood atop a short pile of books and put her hands on her hips.
 #47 A Demoness' Search - Trista CloseTrista turned back to the shelf and continued trailing her finger along the spines and glancing at titles as she said, “I told you Nys, this is the only shop in the city that carries a book on getting rid of a gargoyle.”
The imp flew over and sat on the shelf next to her giving her a smirk and saying, “Maybe that’s because most people don’t bring them to life.”
Trista glared at the imp. “I was trying to animate a book! how the hell was I to know you’d chose that exact moment to come flying by with a mirror of all things and redirect the spell?”
 #47 A Demoness' Search - Carrnys Close Carrnys shrugged and swung her legs, “Why not just leave it be then? He keeps eating the bugs and keeps the bats away.”
“Because he also keeps eating the messenger birds, which means I keep having to replace them, both my own and other people’s. Not to mention he snores loud enough to wake the dead. Now help me find the book so we can get out of here, I’m starving.”
 #47 A Demoness' Search 2Carrnys sighed and flew to the shelves on the opposite side.

Credits for Trista (Tris):
Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock – Slink Physique, Slink Casual / Gesture Hands, Slink Mid Feet
Mesh Head – Lelutka – Stella
Shape – Mine
Skin – Lumae – Adore – Saffron – Oracle (@ We Roleplay June Round)
Tattoo – Fallen Gods Inc. – Death Call – Mark of the Fallen Blood in Blood (@ Fantasy Gacha Carnival May Round)
Nails – Dark Passions/Koffin Nails – Pentacle Passion (for The Witchy Hour Hunt June 1st – June 30th)
Top/Skirt – Storybook – Spellbound in Steel
Eyes – Gauze – Paradox Cat Eyes (@ We Roleplay June Round)
Hair – !Oleander – Bennet
Mouth Piercing – Death Row Designs (DRD) – Skeleton Hands Lip Piercing
Earrings – Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Glare in Phoenix
Horns – Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Wyrm Horns
Tail – CerebusXing (CX) – Bone Tail – Tintable tinted red (@ We Roleplay June Round)
Wings – Souzou Eien – Little Imp Wings with Texture Hud (@ We Roleplay June Round)
Pose in Photos 1 & 2 – Something Erotic – Hidden Library – Librarian 2 (@ Black Dot Project Event June 11 – July 4th)
Pose in Photo 4 – Something New – The Bookstore – Book store Pose 2 (@ Black Dot Project Event June 11 – July 4th)

Credits for Carrnys (Nys):

Mesh Body/Head/Hands/Feet – Fallen Gods Inc. – Petites Royal Translucent

Eyes – FateWear – Fate Eyes (Resized down to Petite size)

Hair – Alli & Ali (A&A) – Elrhaw Hair for Petites in Black/Magenta

Wings – Angelwing – Petite Timeless Dark Wings

Horns – Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Gazelle Horns

Outfit – Vengeful Threads – Party Rock’n in Magenta for Petites

Aura / Swirls – Gauze – Fae Aura – Dust orb/swirl (@ We Roleplay June Round)

Pose in Photos 1 & 3 – Apple Spice – Fierce Pose 01

Pose in Photo 4 – F*cking Ninjas (FN) – Sassy Aerial Pose

Credits for Props:

Table with books and globe – Something New – The Bookstore (@ Black Dot Project Event June 11 – July 4th)

Library – Something Erotic – Hidden Library (@ Black Dot Project Event June 11 – July 4th)