I Want to Believe

I want to believeMadPea’s latest hunt Green Mire II – The Gathering is well under way – I had huge fun following it, especially as it’s not the traditional hunt we’ve become accustomed to where you hop from sim to sim looking for the same hidden object. Instead you wear a HUD and follow the story of the path you’ve chosen – the object (or person!) you’re looking for can vary greatly from place to place as you’re basically tracking down clues as you become immersed in the unfolding tale.

Some of the items can be challenging to find but there is always lots of friendly help in the MadPea group should you need it and, because the story is so engaging, I found that took a lot of the usual hunt frustration out of it as you really feel involved with what you’re doing. I completed both paths and I think the time commitment amounted to a few hours (I completed it in stages and had a good look around some fab sims I’d not seen before!) – you can always go back to where you left off, too, so it’s easy to just dip in and out as suits you. The hunt runs until October 30th so there is still plenty of time to take part at your leisure!

The HUDs cost just L$100 each with loads of prizes awaiting you at the end of each path – grab the one(s) you want at the starting location in the Green Mire.

You can also read an introduction to the hunt over on the MadPea blog here.

Scroll down for more pics & credits and, if you do decide to take part, I hope you enjoy it as much as I have!

To coincide with the hunt, some new Peawear has been released to really help you feel the part. It’s great-looking mesh with options for both guys and gals:

The Gathering Paths

Journalist
Clothing & Accessories
Outfit: ‘Press (Female)‘ – MadPeaL$150..*
..includes outfit, boots & ID badge, male version also available.

Believer
Clothing & Accessories
Outfit: ‘Space Invader (Blue, Female)‘ – MadPeaL$200 – 6-colour pack..*
..includes outfit, 2 versions of boots & gun/holster (not shown),
male version also available.

Both
Body
Hair: ‘Learner (Equinox)‘ – Tableau VivantL$300 – 14-colour pack..
..includes male & female versions
Skin: ‘Brandi (Pippy Style A, Jamaica)‘ – Glam Affair –  past Fifty Linden Friday, not currently available
..Slink applier sold separately, L$95
Eyes (Journalist): ‘Luminous (Dusky Bronze)‘ – MayflyL$99
Eyes (Believer): ‘Luminous (London Fog)‘ – MayflyL$0 – Freebie
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: My usual

Phototools
Pose: ‘Back Poses (Shu-2)‘ – BehaviorBody Animations L$50

*review copies – thanks MadPeas!

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All the prizes are amazing but here are a few of my particular favourites; you can see more prize previews for each path here and here.

Spacewalk
[Believer’s Path]
D-Files Avatars‘ by Dwarfins (male & female versions both included)
TBF Rosettean Spaceship‘ by Warbug (attach and click to fly/land)

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Bathtime
[Journalist’s Path]
Alien MireHawk‘ by 7mad;Ravens
MadPea Hunt Skin (Girls)‘ by 7 Deadly s{K}ins (male version also included)
Celestial Signs Tattoo‘ by CoLLisions
Cosmic Mesh Dress‘ by #candy (male outfit also included)
Alienwear Boots‘ by Heathenesque
Dirty Bath and Alien Duckie‘ by [noctis]
Ascension Barn‘ by *~by Nacht~*

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When Snails Attack! (Kagami 2014)

I’ve waited to post about sian’s awesome items (more about these after the next pic) for this Japanese horror themed event because I wanted to be able to experience it fully for myself – and I’m so glad I have because it’s truly amazing! There is so much to see and do – I really took my time and spent a good few hours there (in sessions) but I still feel like I want to go back and do more. You land at the market area and from there you can pick up a HUD and instructions on how to play the game in which you follow and interact with an unfolding storyline.. a kind of puzzle adventure. The theme is horror but it’s creepy in parts rather than terrifying and I found the overall atmosphere interesting and endearing.. and the builds are beautifully done. It’s also completely free to play!

I’m seriously impressed with all aspects – it’s just so fun and engaging and with the main puzzle, hunt & mini games within the game, there is lots to see and do! I’ve posted a collage of some of the pics I took as a teaser – but I’m giving no spoilers about the rest of the experience.. I hope you all have chance to find out for yourselves. Kagami will be available until the end of the month so there is still plenty of time. SLURL here or read more on the official website.

As I mentioned earlier, the landing point is a market, and here you can shop for some truly original items designed especially for the event. sian very kindly sent me Chariot’s blog pack which contains a wealth of items based on the manga series Uzumaki.. I confess I haven’t read any of the manga, nor seen the film (though I now very much want to!) but the items are exceptional. I’ve always loved snails – there is just something about them that make me smile so, to me at least, the skullclamp, earrings and bracelet hit a sweet spot between creepy/sinister and cute (because ‘OMG there’s another snail.. squee!) – I appreciate you may feel somewhat differently if you don’t like snails but you still gotta appreciate the gorgeous textures and originality.. I particularly love the bracelets for the snail trails! For each main item you buy there are bonus snails – for decor and for your hand – and there is also a fatpack of all the ‘Spiral Obsession‘ items available at a very reasonable L$400.

Seeing as I’ve been enthusiastic with my editing of the photo I’ve included a raw shot after the credits.. and a shot of the items displayed on a rather interesting mannequin head I picked up on the Marketplace. Hopefully they give you a little more detail, but I also recommend taking a look at sian’s flickr as the photos there are always incredibly beautiful and you’ll also be able to see the table in its full glory.

I hope you take the opportunity to visit Kagami while it’s there and show some love to the creators and participating designers if you’re able because without them our little world would be a whole lot less interesting!

See you soon!

Credits

Clothing & Accessories
Skullclamp: ‘Spiral Obsession Skullclamp‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – L$160*
Earrings: ‘Spiral Obsession Earrings‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – L$160*
Dress: ‘Caelestis (Bronze & Gold)‘ – Occult & The Fallen (@We Love Role-Play) – L$420
Bracelets: ‘Spiral Obsession Snailtrail Bracelet‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – L$160*
Snails: ‘Spiral Obsession – Hand Snail‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – included with any main purchase..
(..attachment location modded)*

Body
Hair: ‘D802 (Amber)‘ – Tram (@Collabor88) – L$188 – 2-colour pack
Skin: ‘Coral (Jamaica, Lotus C)‘ – Glam Affair – past Fifty Linden Friday, not currently available..
(..Slink appliers sold separately, L$95)
Eyes: ‘Liquid Light Eyes (Desert Dawn Shadow)‘ – MayflyL$99
Lashes: ‘C01 Natural Eyelashes‘ – FTLL$280 – Fatpack
Eye Makeup: ‘Magali (Olive)‘ – ZibskaL$250 – 11-color pack
Lip Gloss: ‘Your Lip Gloss #5 (Beige)‘ – AngelicaL$150 – 3-colour pack
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Mouse)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: My usual modded

Decor
Snail: ‘Spiral Obsession – Deco Snail‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – included with any main purchase*
Table: ‘Spiral Obsession – Table‘ – Chariot (@Kagami) – L$60
Head: ‘Female Mannequin Head (Shirley)‘ – Reflect DesignL$195

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘EEEK 1‘ – Hopscotch – past Subscriber Group Gift, not currently available
Windlight (avi): ‘Washed Out Sky‘ by sian – available for download here
Windlight (Kagami): region settings
Windlight (display): ‘Studio Light‘ (included in the Firestorm viewer)

Location
Kagami 2014 (collage pics only)

[*review copies – diolch yn fawr, sian!]

Spiral Obsession Display

snails!

When Snails Attack raw

click to enlarge

 

LOTD ~ 06-22-14: Agent Pea

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The very latest in Peawear is this slick secret agent outfit (a male version is also available) – you can find it in-world or on the Marketplace (where you can also purchase a few pieces separately.) Read more about Peawear on the MadPea blog.

Credits

Clothing
Complete Outfit: ‘Female Agent‘ – MadPeaL$275*
[*Includes dress, boots, holster, gun, glasses/shades, spy pen, briefcase and PBI tag necklace.]
Review copy – many thanks!

Body
Hair: ‘Morea (Borgogne)‘ – Vanity HairL$1 – Fatpack
Skin: ‘Brandi – Pippi Style (Jamaica)‘ – Glam AffairL$50 (includes 2 skin tones)*
[*Past Fifty Linden Friday, not currently available. Slink appliers sold separately, L$95 each]
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Bag/Relaxed)‘ – SlinkL$450 each (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: usual

Pose
‘Love Gun (Stand 3)‘ – aDORKable Poses – no longer available

Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold
I decided my blog needed a splash of color this week so I was thrilled when I spotted Zibska‘s new release for the new event The Instruments. ‘Kiele‘ comes in 4 colors and I debated long and hard between the blue and yellow versions because they are both my favourite colours (and the black version too, to be honest, because it looks stunning but that would have defeated my purpose of brightening up the blog!) In the end yellow won because it just made me feel the most happy!

This beautiful outfit comes in several parts – I somehow managed to knock the top orbits off and didn’t notice until after I’d taken photos and logged off.. my irritation with myself didn’t beat my laziness, however,  so I didn’t re-take the photo – I was really pleased with the way it had turned out, anyway, and I didn’t fancy my chances of getting back into the exact same position.

Putting this together also gave me an excuse to buy the booN hair I’d been eyeing for a while and I was delighted to find no.7‘s butterfly deco lashes, too. Honestly, whenever I want unusual and strikingly beautiful items, Zibska, no.7 and booN are pretty much my go-to stores; it’s rare that I don’t love one of their releases and I’m always excited to try them out.. so if you do see a lot of their items on this blog – it’s not laziness, I’m fan-girling!

Finally, the skin I’m wearing is from the wonderful Glam Affair.. it was a release for the Fifty Linden Friday’s round before last but it is still outside the store as I type this so, if you want to grab it, run! as I’ve no idea how much longer it will be there for. Appliers, if you want them, are sold separately.

I think that’s pretty much it for now – I have a few things building up that I want to show you and a bit more free time next week so hopefully you’ll see some more posts from me pretty soon.

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend and wishing you the best for the week!

Fields of Gold (Closeup)

unedited close-up (click to enlarge)

Credits

Clothing
Outfit: ‘Kiele (Citrus)‘ – Zibska (@The Instruments) – L$300NEW*
(includes bodysuit, skirt, orbits, head piece and foot straps)

Accessories
Necklace: ‘Folium Necklace‘ – Pure PoisonL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join]

Body
Hair: ‘LYU038 (Blonde)‘ – booNL$280 – 3-color pack (designed to be worn with hairbase, sold separately)
Hairbase: ‘Gathered Mid Hairbase (Blonde)‘ – booNL$100 – Fatpack
Skin: ‘Coral (Jamaica, Lotus A)‘ – Glam AffairL$50*
(*Past Fifty Linden Friday, still out at time of post. Slink appliers sold separately, L$95 each)
Eyes: ‘Luminous Mesh Eyes (Dusky Bronze)‘ – MayflyL$99
Lashes 1: ‘Vieja Martha Fly Away Lashes‘ – no.7L$99 (includes 2 versions)
Lashes 2: ‘Butterfly Kisses‘ – no.7L$99
Hands: ‘AvEnhance Hands (Gesture)‘ – SlinkL$450 (wearing included basic nails)
Feet: ‘AvEnhance Feet Female (High)‘ – SlinkL$675 (wearing included basic nails)
Shape: ‘Keri‘ – Panda PunxL$0 – Group Gift [Free to Join] (body slightly modified)

Photo Tools
Pose: ‘Petals in the Wind 4‘ – aDORKable PosesL$200 (pack of 4 poses & props, tinted greyscale version used)
Windlight Setting: ‘LightUpMySLife‘ by Strawberry Singh

Location
+Natural+