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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)

Xin and Mesh Heads

She approached the ruined city and knew it would be another ghost town. She could see that nature was overtaking it much like many of the other places she had visited while looking for other survivors. She walked through the streets winding her way through wrecked vehicles. She went inside one of the sturdier looking buildings and made her way to the roof. Sitting on a ledge she looked out over the city hoping to spot a sign of life.

#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - SlinkA flicker of red-orange on another roof top caught her eye and she stood in surprise. There was a fire burning, and it wasn’t the building. It was too small to be sure but she thought she could make out what seemed to be a sleeping bag as well. She hurried back down to the street and made her way to the other building. She climbed back up to the roof, this time having to back track and use multiple staircases because of damage to the interior of the building. She passed bullet holes in the walls and blood stains all over and suppressed a shiver of disgust. Finally she made it to the door for the rooftop and pushed it open slowly.

#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - LelutkaThere was a sleeping bag and a small bonfire as well as bottles and empty food cans littering the roof. She stepped towards the fire looking around to find the person who must have made it. Only another survivor could have done it, the mindless creatures the virus had made its victims couldn’t speak let alone remember how to make fire. She noticed a paper tucked under one of the bottles and stooped to free it. It was a note. It was from another survivor to anyone who might find it. They had moved on to the next city, no one was left here. There was two of them a young couple that had escaped the virus and like her were searching for other survivors. They had gone north and would wait in the next city for a week before moving on. She clutched the note tight. It was getting dark, so she settled down and ate some canned beans. She would head north at daybreak and hope to find the couple. Maybe then she wouldn’t be alone anymore. She double checked that her gun was loaded and ready and snuggled down into the sleeping bag. For tonight she would enjoy her temporary safety and the warm fire.


#42 Exposeur Pipes - LelutkaWell that was a surprise. 🙂 I actually wasn’t planning to write a story for this post but I started what was going to be a small description of her finding the ruined city and words just kept coming. I had been looking forward to going and exploring this sim since I began to see pictures of the new build on flickr. Xin did an awesome job! I also wanted to compare my two mesh heads. I have had the slink head Emma for a while and while I like it okay I found it near impossible to find hairbases for. The one I used for this post is the only one I was able to find thanks to a fellow blogger in the SL Blogger Support group. Its not a shaved hairbase, but I used it anyways. I love Adonnes’ hairs and many of them need shaved hairbases. I had been hesitant to get a different mesh head because I was having trouble finding ones I liked that my favorite skin people also make appliers for. Then Lumae, my skin sponsor and favorite skin store, got accepted to make appliers for the LeLutka heads. Still I was indecisive because they are pretty pricey, until they made two wonderful hairs with hairbase appliers for their heads. Cassie is a pretty mohawk type hair with a shaved hairbase, and Ciara is a cornrow hair with a matching hairbase. After seeing Cassie I knew I wanted a Lelutka head. Below I show you a comparison of Slink’s Emma and Lelutka’s Stella. They have the same skin and hair and piercings and all. Stella is on the left and Emma on the right.#42 Xin and Mesh Heads - Slink vs Lelutka

They both have their good and bad points but overall I like Stella better. I will still use Emma sometimes I am sure, but Stella is closer to what I like my face to look like. Sadly I don’t really know how to describe why that is.

Along with showing you the new Xin sim, I also wanted to use my new Exposeur Pipes prop as well as Otherskin’s exclusive snake tongue available at Fair Play. Credits and links to stores are below!

Credits:

Mesh Body/Hands/Feet/Ankle Lock/Nails – Slink Physique, Slink Casual Hands, Slink Mid Feet, Nails from base hud for Slink Feet and Hands

Mesh Head in Photos 1 and 4 (Right side) – Slink Visage – Emma

Mesh Head in Photos 2, 3, and 4 (Left side) – Lelutka – Stella

Skin – Lumae – Adore – Tulips Skin in Satin Tone (It was last week’s Lazy Sunday skin)

Eyes – Adoness – Havila Eyes – Electric

Hair – Adoness – Loki – Pitch Black

Hairbase for Slink Visage – Adam & Eve (AE) – Hairbase Black and White with Slink Appliers

Hairbase for Lelutka Heads –Lelutka – Cassie Hairbase

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

Nose piercings – Ni.Ju – Var1cose Piercing – Gunmetal for Nose

Snake Tongue – Otherskin – Truth (Exclusively @ Fair Play – color change via touch)

Necklace – Plastik – Everilda Choker in Black Deco – Magik

Top – Razor – Succubus Pixie Stringed Top

Tattoo – Endless Pain Tattoos – Waterlilly v2

Belly Piercing – Plastik – Krysis Bellyring Arian in Queenbee

Skirt – Insanya – Cora Skirt in Black

Bracelets – Insanya – Gacha Bracelets – Small Wings and BW Big Stars (From past Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair)

Leggings – Abrasive – Blackout Leggings – Shred

Boots – Reign – Lizzy Boots in Black

Pose for Photo 1 – Something New – Check my Shoes – Pose 2 (@ Olala Fashion Event May Round)

Pose for Photo 2 – Bauhaus Movement – Thoughts

Pose for Photos 3 and 4 – Exposeur  – Pipes Prop

Location for Photos 1 and 2 – Xin

Hunting in the Amazon

Jungle Huntress

Nia’s ears twitched and the jaguar crouched lower in the grass. Her human companion knelt beside her as she scanned the jungle around them.

Jungle Huntress w Monkey

The woman chuckled and stood as she saw what the jaguar was watching so intently. “I don’t think that monkey would make for a very good meal. He’s much too scrawny.”

Jungle Huntress Close

So this time I decided to go explore the Amazon and wow are their sims huge and realistic. I tried to swim across the river at one point without a swimmer on and I sank and drowned. I was also attacked by a small family of jaguars. After that I became a lot more cautious in my exploring. Oh! As a note, the desaturated picture at the top? A raw image, I did not edit it in photoshop to bleed the color. What happened was I finally after a half hour of fighting my view buttons got the shot all lined up and lit and hit the snapshot button….and my SL crashed. >< So I fumed for a moment and then hit the view ims option, closed all my extra stuff and made SL full-screen. Then I used Gyazo to take a clipping of the picture so I could still use it. 🙂 I think it turned out pretty good.

Credits:

Mesh Body – Slink Physique

Mesh Hands and Feet – Slink Casual Hands and Mid Feet

Shape – Mine

Skin – Fallen Gods Inc – Lyssa a Rare from their Unholy Gacha @ Love and War 2

Tattoo – Fallen Gods Inc – Unholy Alpha Coal @ Love and War 2

Hair – Adoness – Toxis in Pitch Black with the black shade of the shaved daisy hair base that came with it

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5

Eyes – Nega Posi – Mysitc Eyes in Grave

Face Piercings – Hebenon Vial – Subtle Dare in Ink size Obese (I am so happy I came across this store, I love their stuff.)

Top and Skirt – Sweet Lies – Agnes Armor from their gacha at the Feb/March round of The Fantasy Collective

Poses and Jaguar Prop – Nani – Huntress #2 and #10 from The Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair

Location – The Amazon River

Elements – Fire

#8 Elements - Fire

Here is the third installment of my Elements series, once again inspired by Lindsey Stirling and her song “Elements”.

#8 Elements - Fire Dance

Credits:

Mesh Body – Slink

Hands – Slink Casual

Shape – still Mine 🙂

Skin – Plastik – Astrali – Luniarrah (Got this at the skin fair and LOVE it! You will probably see it more in the future. ^.^)

Hair – Exile – Callisto in Moonlight

Eyes – Adoness – Iridian eyes in Wheat Field (from the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair)

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5

Eyelashes – BC Designs – Eyelashes (Free on Marketplace)

Eyeshadow – Izzie’s – Romy Bright Glossy in Orange

Lipstick – Izzie’s – Lipgloss natural (from her delusional skin)

Armor/Wings/Boots – Bare Rose – Phoenix Armor

Bracelets/Armband – Handariel (Gatcha at The Secret Affair)

Pose in Photo 1 – BauhausMovement – Anais’ Violin

Pose in Photo 2 – Serendipity (Store on Marketplace) – Forest Dance 1

Location – Purgatory Barrens

Among the Ruins

#5 Among the RuinsShe sent the bird off hoping they would get the message in time.

#5 Among the Ruins 2

I did this one in two windlights, because although I like the sun one it changes her coloring quite a bit. I am also adding a composite photo so that I can show off some really nice details.

#5 Among the Ruins Comp

Credits:

No mesh body this time so excuse the weird jagged lines.

Skin – Fallen Gods Inc. – Lumina Eclipse skin (Rare from the Fantasy Gacha Carnival)

Shape – Mine

Hands – Slink – The left is bag and the right is the casual

Legs – [Gauze] – Sleepy Hollow (I love how they flame and smoke! And its color change!)

Wings – Sensations – Devil Wings

Horns – :[P]: (Plastik) – Living Light Horns in Mysteron (These are so detailed and the flames move!)

Ears – Mandala – Steking Ears Season 5

Top/Skirt/Necklace/Armband – Etchaflesh – Samaria Lineage (Has a ton of customization options in the hud.)

Hair – Magika – Give in Black (and Blonde edited into light blue for the closeup so the horns stand out easier)

Eyes – FATE Eyes (What can I say I love the customization of them ^.^)

Makeup – [Gauze] – Mermaid Cetoscarus – eyes and scales

Leg Fader Tattoo – Chary – Fades – Thigh in Black (found this on marketplace)

Hand Fader Tattoo – [NI.JU] – Finger Fades for Slink

Pose in photos 1 and 2 – RACK – Priestess Pose 3 (from a past gacha fair)

Pose in the detail photo – Overflow Poses – Pack Gift 4 (believe I found this on marketplace as well)

Location – Purgatory Barrens

Showgirl

#3 Red Light District Front

#3 Red Light District

I really wanted to show more of the Red Light District prop from Exposeur. Luckily I came across this beautiful showgirl outfit on marketplace! I also got a few new things at the Skin Fair and wanted to start showing them as well. 🙂

This prop has so many poses that I had a hard time choosing which ones to use to show off this lovely outfit.

There is still no editing done on these photos other than cropping and the layering of multiple shots for the photo below.

#3 Red Light District Composite

Credits:

Mesh Body – Slink Physique

Mesh Hands and Feet – Slink Casual Hands and High Feet

Skin – .:Soul:. – Davina in Frappe @ Skin Fair

Lipstick – .:Soul:. – Davina Liptint Light @ Skin Fair

Eye Makeup – Izzie’s – Romy Bright Glossy in purple @ Skin Fair

Eyes – FATE eyes

Hair – >Truth< – Video Games in Dark Brown – from a past Arcade

Nails – 7five – Greed Nails

Outfit (corset, bra, panties, stockings) – *Mon Cheri* – Showgirl Set in purple

Necklace and Bracelet – [Mandala] – Pearl Rain in White

Prop and poses in all photos – Exposeur’s Red Light District from Whore Couture

Shape – Mine