And I Feel Fine

And I Feel Fine

It’s the end of the world as we know it..

Genre has started a new round and, this time, the theme is Post Apocalyptic. Chariot‘s contribution are these fabulous scavenged breastplates – they are modifiable so I had no trouble fitting them to my shape and the textures are exquisite, as always. There are three versions available: ‘Unstoppable‘ (pictured), ‘No Entry‘ and ‘Diverted‘ – they cost just L$50 each or you can buy all three for L$100. The round is open until December 12th and is packed full of incredible items so be sure to hop on over!

I also want to mention this androgynous ‘Jahne Doe‘ skin by Deluxe Body Factory because I am utterly in love with it! It’s one of the prizes in MadPea’s latest interactive hunt/game, Blood Letters. A modifiable shape is also included but I used my own because I really like the way it looks on my current face shape.

Blood Letters is an unusual and compelling murder-mystery game that unfolds a little bit each day. You need a HUD to play (costs L$400) which allows you to pick up clues – you receive prizes at the rate of one a day (if you miss a day, don’t worry – you can go back along the time line, you just can’t skip ahead) and then a bunch more at the end; they have all been stunning so far (you’ll have to wait a little longer for this skin as the story hasn’t reached that location yet.) I’ve been playing along and it really is a lot of fun with a great sense of community in the MadPea group as we all try to solve the case! The game runs until November 30th and the starting point is here; full instructions on how to play can be found over at the MadPea blog. The experience is most definitely adult-orientated so I would recommend making sure you are comfortable with the themes before taking part.

Thanks for reading – see you all soon!

Chia ❤

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Jahne Doe

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Breastplates: ‘Roadwarrior Breastplate (Unstoppable)Chariot (@Genre) – L$50*
Overalls: ‘My Overall (Dark Blue)‘ – monsoL$315
Shoes: ‘Belted Ankle Boots‘ – COCOL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Body
Hair & Hairbase: ‘Trilby (Hot 02)‘ – Raw HouseL$150 – 10-colour pack
Skin: ‘Jahne Doe‘ – Deluxe Body FactoryL$0 – MadPea Blood Letters Hunt Prize..*
..you need to purchase a HUD and follow the game to gain this (and many other) fantastic prize(s).
Read more here.
Eyes: ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Shape: usual (modified)

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘BrokenDoll02‘ – Fruct0seL$40
Windlight: ‘Apocalyptic Sky‘ by sian – available for download here

Location
I just rezzed a dock from the ‘Walkable Structures‘ pack by KIDD Creations onto the bit of my sim that faces the ocean.

[*review copies received with thanks!]

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Undead Perfection

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PIDIDDLE‘s fantastic and thought-provoking ‘Undead Perfection Ensemble‘ includes mesh death mask, bodysuit, tattoo and nails (also available as separates). Love it! ❤

Outfit: ‘Undead Perfection Ensemble‘ (part mesh) – PIDIDDLEL$500
Skin: ‘Moonbeam [Light] Party Girl – Cured 1‘ – CurioL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join, check past notices]
Shape: ‘Keri‘ (modded) – Panda PunxL$0– Past Group Gift (no longer available)

BrokenDoll02‘ pose by Fruct0se (L$40)

Time for Tea

I’ll have another completely freebie post soon, I promise, but first I wanted to show you this amazing tux by sf design. I think the attention to detail is incredible and it’s always a pleasure to wear. I’ve had it for quite some time now but when I was looking for something to complement this pretty skin and hair I thought it would be ideal and I do think its androgynous look sets off the femininity very nicely..

Hair: ‘Sayaka2 (Oynx)‘ – D!va (@Collabor88) – L$88
Skin: ‘June Group Gift‘ – My Ugly DorothyL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
Eyes: ‘Deep Sky Eyes – London Fog‘ (4 levels of whites) – MayflyL$0 – Free Colour
Lashes: ‘Corner Only Eyelashes‘ – Rosy MoodL$0 – Freebie
Nails: ‘Black‘ – Mother Goose’sL$0 – Freebie
Outfit (inc. Shoes): ‘le Smoking‘ – sf design (Marketplace) – L$600
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Pics taken at amato’s photo studio.
Pic 1: ‘Liptan Tea‘ – Fruct0seL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
Other poses by Long Awkward Pose (L$10ea, Closing Down Sale – store now closed)

Cast Away

Sometimes in Second Life, just like in ‘real’ life, you stumble across something that absolutely takes your breath away – that’s what happened to me the first time I saw someone wearing a Dollcoco avatar. I’ve loved the doll look for a long time and have tried lots of different jointed skins  – some better than others – but nothing compared to this: I did the SL equivalent of staring open-mouthed (zooming in with my camera) and complimented the wearer on her skin; she was kind enough to tell me it was actually a mesh avatar and gave me the landmark.

Having spent over L$1500 on a doll skin before, I was expecting this avatar to be way out of my current budget, so I was quite shocked to discover that the bodies (available in 2 colours: snow and cacao) were a free group gift and the heads (10 available: 9 snow, 1 cacao) were only L$450 each. Considering what you can pay for an avatar, skin or even a good pair of shoes I’m pretty sure that’s a bargain to anyone. Other current group gifts are Elf Ears and a Joker Card Dress.

The two bodies each come with a choice of smooth, covered (bra/shorts) and anatomically correct upper and lower sections; they also include a ‘cap’ so you can wear them like a headless dress mannequin, looking very finished even without a head – I’ll be doing pics like that soon as the idea appeals to me. The variety of exquisitely painted heads is very good and you can adapt ‘normal’ hair to wear with them like you would for your usual avatar. There’s a growing range of clothing/accessories available priced between L$250-750 but at the moment I have no desire to cover her up – the detail is too good!

I headed to Chouchou last night to have a quick play around with different graphic and environmental settings (my first photos with shadows: yay!). I’ve been messing about with pixlr-o-matic again and trying out picmonkey (the first picture is edited using that and I’m impressed so far). I’ve used GIMP for years, mostly for RL photos, but sometimes it’s nice to try packages for inspiration and, to be honest, getting nice effects in a few clicks is pretty awesome. I didn’t want to fill this post with too many similar photos but check out my Flickr set if you’d like to see more shots.

Doll Body: ‘Snow‘ (rigged mesh) – DollcocoL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]
Doll Head: ‘Lena‘ (rigged mesh) – DollcocoL$450 – Not Free

Pics taken at Chouchou
BrokenDoll03‘ pose by Fruct0se (L$40)