Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Toy Maker

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STORYLINE: Nicoli All-Seeing had a problem. One year had passed since the Goodwill Killer struck London. Those who helped the unfortunate had their life sucked away. Now there were not enough toys to give the orphans, and christmas was tomorrow. A feeling of hopeless begun to overtake Nicoli. None of his assurances that the Goodwill Killer had been caught seemed to matter. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. The strange young man named Elfie shook the ancient immortal's hand furiously as his eyes sparkled wildly with glee. He claimed he was Nicoli's biggest fan and asked for his autograph. Elfie produced a small wooden toy from his bag for him to sign. Nicoli turned it over and remarked how wonderfully the toy was made. Elfie grinned proudly and told him he was a toy maker; Nothing made him happier than to see a child smile.  Nicoli got an idea. "Elfie, I know this short notice, but can you help me make 25 toys for the St. Mary's in time for Christmas?" Elfie didn't give it a moment's thought. "Yes, of course! I have lots of toys! I would be delighted to help!"

This post is a celebration of the spirit of giving. Below the stylecard are links to the many MANY wonderful gifts from creators and Linden Labs. Thank you all! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Shown above on Elfie, is wearing Kiwi hairstyle one sale at We <3 Roleplay. This style works great on girls and guys. There is also a hunt version for 10L hidden somewhere on the We <3 Roleplay. You need to wear your group tag to also collect the gifts under the tree at WLRP. From Swagga are many cool things. The Derpy Penquin is s wearable pet that's animated. You can find him at the Swagga mainstore. The fun Holiday Knit gloves work for girls and guys. And there are also leather gloves that work on the TMP male hand. You can find them at the Wayward Market. Peeking out behind Elfie is the Rare Gargoyle from the gacha by Swagga. You can find it at the mainstore. The outfit Elfie is wearing is Never Grow up. It was for the last Enchantment round, and it works great for any elves. I looked in the store for it, but it's not out there. I hope sometimes in the future it will be. It comes with top, pants, belt, and boots. From ::K:: is the Ki-Co Cozy scarf. Its a gacha from the The Mens Department. Also from the TMD is Tableau Vivant's new TMP head Applier, Cain. I love the brows on this and the subtle details on the lip. From Haus of Darcy is the Kyou piercings that include face and ears. You pick it up 50% off at Tengoku no Rakuen. There is a fun new event, Winter Wonder hunt by Yazoo Rang. Santa Claus has a problem and the Yokai are helping out! If you havent done it yet, hurry, it closed Dec 26. The adorable Krampusling by Schadenfreude is a prize there, as well as the fun Ornament tape by DownDownDown. Sitting on Elfie's shoulder is the Yule Bat by Chaos Panic Disorder. At CPD is also an Advent Calendar that will let you pick up past days. Lots of cute gothic holiday things there. The Festivat Little Drummer Boy hat is a gacha by Remarkable Oblivion. This cozy chair with twinkle lights is by Death Row. It comes with many poses for single, couple, and adult. Its mod, so I tinted the chair from brown to red like a Santa chair. And last is Elfie's badass sleigh. Its a gift for premium members. It comes with music, shoots candy or snowballs, is drivable, and several color themes you can change. Be sure to scroll down for more links to gifts you get for the holidays. Merry Christmas everyone!

On him, Elfie:
Hair: Ayashi Kiwi hair- blonds [mesh](We <3 Roleplay)[mesh](190L)
Pet follower: SWaGGa Derpy The Penguin [mesh](149L)
Gloves: SWaGGa Holiday Knit Glove Red/Grn [mesh](Wayward Market)(199L)
Scarf: ::K:: Ki-Co Cozy Scarf Homme Olive, gacha [mesh](The Men's Department)(50L)
Wrap: Down Down Down DDD_Ornament tape(Fatsia) [mesh](Winter Wonder Hunt)(free)
Plushie: Schadenfreude Krampusling [mesh](Winter Wonder Hunt)(free)
Piercings: Haus of Darcy KYOU - Slide [mesh](Tengoku no Rakuen furimaketto)(50L)
Pet arm: Chaos Panic Disorder Yule Bat (50L)
Large Pet: SWaGGa Gargoyle RARE, gacha [mesh](50L)
Hat: Remarkable Oblivion RO - Festivat - Little Drummer Boy, gacha [mesh](100L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Olive [mesh](89L)
Top, pants, boots, belt: SWaGGa Never Grow Up, Grn [mesh](249L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Rays Skin - Tone 03 - eyeshadow (ginger) (990L)
Head Applier:  Tableau Vivant Cain tone 3 TMP applier (The Men's Department)(300L)
Skin applier body: Tableau Vivant TMP Body applier - Tone 3 (400L)
Lip gloss: alaskametro<3 Liquid Shine lipgloss - 6 colors total(25L)
Eyeliner applier: Aii TMP Unisex Eyeliner Mega Pack (99L)
Body: TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body [mesh](5000L)

Chair: Death Row DRD lazy Christmas chair, 5li [mesh](Christmas on 34th Street)(550L)
Sleigh: Linden Labs Christmas Sleigh [mesh](for premium club members)(free)

BONUS: Holiday Gifts
We <3 Role Play gifts, and the 10L Hunt - group required, free to join- free, and cheapies
Cosmopolitan gifts - group required, free to join
The Arcade Gifts - free
On9 Gifts - free
Coco - 2 Bunny Avatars gifts - free
Blueberry - wood cabin - group required, free to join - free
LeLutka - group gift Christmas tree - group required, free to join - free
Genre Gifts - gifts in Regency theme - free, and cheapies
Portal Park - winter gifts - free
Linden Lab's Winter Wonderland gifts - free
Fallen Gods gifts - free
The Fantasy Collective Hunt - free, and cheapies
Inkheart - Advent gifts - eyes - group required, free to join - free
Apple Fall - free Santa sculpture - free

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Linden Home Challenge 3: Japanese New Year

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For the Winter issue of Prim Perfect magazine, I return to the Linden Home Challenge with the biggest holiday of the year in Japan, Shogatsu (or New Years). What is the Linden Home Challenge? Simply put: Decorate a Linden home with a budget of 117 prims without spending more than 1500L. Inside the issue, I give tips and tricks on how you can make a Linden home look beautiful and do it on a tight budget.

UPDATE:  You can read it here:

For more information on Japanese New Year:'s

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Setting: Inside Japanese New Year Home:
Lamp: [[RH]] Design House 19 -Kuruwa- Bed side Light (Red), gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Seat cushion: [[RH]] Design House 30 -Kuruwa- ZABUTON (chrysanthemum), gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Makeup kit: [[RH]] Design House 12 -Kuruwa- Make-up set (Black), gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Mirror: [[RH]] Design House 14 -Kuruwa- Mirror, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Bed: [[RH]] Design House 2 - Kuruwa- FUTON, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Rug: [[RH]] Design House 23 -kuruwa- Rug (Red), gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Chest: [[RH]] Design House 7 -Kuruwa- Shelf (Red), gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Sake tray: Monkey Banana 10 New Year Sake -otoso-, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Meal: Monkey Banana 14 New Year dish -osechi 3-, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Meal: Monkey Banana 12 New Year dish -osechi 1-, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Flowers: Monkey Banana 4 New Year Decoration -mayudama-, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Kimono display: Silvery K Kimono Hanger Pink 3, gacha,1li [mesh](50L)
Table: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Teehouse Table COMMON, gacha, 1li [mesh](50L)

Setting: Outside Japanese New Year Home:
House: [[RH]] Design House 1 -Kuruwa- ZASHIKIROU [RARE], gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Porch decoration: Monkey Banana 5 New Year Decoration -Okazari-, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Dried persimmons: Monkey Banana 2 Hoshigaki, gacha [mesh](Creator's Collection Box)(35L)
Gate: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Garden Gate - COMMON, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Bell: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Meditation Bell - COMMON, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Plant: MadPeas Bonsai Tsume, 1li, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Pathway: Dysfunctionality [DDD] Stoney Paths Kit, 6li [mesh] (95L)
Water: NEKKA 0.5LI mesh water illusion [mesh] (50L)
Fish: 8f8 silent conversations - Koi Yamabuki Ogon, 3li, gacha [mesh] (50L)
Pants: Naive Design Reeds / Cattails, 4li [mesh] (20L)
LanternKisetsu Stone Lantern, 1li [mesh] (25L)
Stones: Madness: Mesh Stones, 3li, [mesh] (free)
Garden bench: SOMALI  Chaseki ver 2, 2li [mesh] (77L)
Tree: HAYABUSA MK-BT Bo Maple M1 v1-1a tf-3a derived 1 DBa1, 3li[mesh]  (89L)
Cat Avatar: [:::T.W 1063:::] maguromi cat 11 / maneki RARE, gacha (100L)

Linden Japan

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advent Mania 2015!

Pictured above:
1 = Abranimations     2 = Sway's     3 = Meva     4 = KittyCats
5 = Akaesha     6 = !gO!      7 = CIRCA     8 = Fair Play

I love advents! Many of my favorites have returned.  My list focuses on unisex, decor, and advents with things for guys. This year here are four new things to report: 

One: Sway's is back this year and is using a hud. Look around the sim to find all the baubles to unlock each date on the calendar. Then come back each day to get that day's gift.
Two: The Christmas Advent-ure HUD! Head to Lantian/Flox or Timeless Textures to pick up the hud. Included are links to many of this year's Avents in notecard form and a handy hud that will teleport to each destination.
Three: Fair Play is a fantasy theme fund raiser for the American Cancer Society. Look for the advent numbers around the sim for the daily gift.
Four: !gO! Has original mesh gifts each day for men, joining the group is 50L. Meva has original mesh mesh gifts also, many of them unisex, it costs 100L to join. 
Note: Advents for the 12 Days of Christmas will be added as soon as more information is available.

Thanks to all the generous designers who make the season brighter!

Advents for Everyone: 
Abranimations - group required, free to join - daily only - free
Akaesha - random prize drops and gift cards - daily only - free
Chaos, Panic & Disorder - daily - free (can get past days)
CIRCA -  group required, free to join. - daily (Prizes are 1L-75L a day)
Fair Play - for The American Cancer Institute, group required, free to join - daily - free (can get past days)
KittyCats - daily - free (can get past days)
Sway's - Hunt baubles to unlock the hud, then collect each daily prize - free daily only, (50L later)
Timeless Textures - Pick up the Advent Hopping Hud here - daily only - free (10L later)
Yasum - group required, free to join - daily (can get past days)

Advents with Guys gifts:
7 Deadly s{K}in - group required - free to join - daily only - free (75L later, runs to Dec 31st)
Chop Zuey - starts Dec 14th - freebies plus group prizes, 350L to join - daily - free
Gery's Menstyle - group required, free to join - daily only - free
!gO! group required, 50L to join - daily only - free
Meva - group required, 100L to join - daily only

For Even more 2015 advents, go here: ShowtimemagazineTeleporthubFabfree

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A Child Who Cannot Die, 1

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STORYLINE: Much has been written about the boy who never grew up, but few know the true genesis of the tale. Behind the sweeping adventures in Neverland, there was always the sound of a ticking clock. Tick tock. Tick tock. Tick tock.... Perhaps one needs to look no further than the archenemy of the boy, Captain James Hook, for an insight on what was really going on. Hook was forever trying to kill Peter. But isn't it odd the fearless pirate grew weak at the sight of blood?

Enchantment is going on strong with many wonderful creations, live performances, and of course the popular hunt. This round's theme is Peter Pan. Each round I enjoy making my own twist to the fairy tale. This time I found an interesting detail about story's creation, I hope you enjoy it. ... Shown above is the Pan Pants by Pucca Firecaster. They come in male and female, two leg lengths (one long and one for boots), and also include a hud for texture change. The pants are mod, so you can tint them too. The wonderful Admiral hat is by Remarkable Oblivion. You can get red, blue, brown, or black. The hats come with a resize script. The Skull and Crossbones eyepatch is from the gacha by Astralia. By AiShA is Corsair Hook Hand. There were several other hook styles, this one worked great for me under the coat and it's rigged. In the background is the Neverland Clock by 22769 ~ [bauwerk]. The clock keeps time and makes noises too. Finishing out my outfit is the jacket, sash, tattoo, and necklaces by BareRose's Pirate Emperor. The boots from The Raider outfit by Quality Designs. They are sculpted prim that attach to the upper leg and foot. The traditional Captain Hook has a black ringlet wig but I would much rather rock a Jack Sparrow style so I used the No Smoke dreadlocks by No.Match. They come in both male and female fit. The goatee is by Scared, and the sword with texture change hud is by Kalopsia. The Season 5 ears by Mandala are awesome! I picked them up during the 12 Days of Savings going on right now in the marketplace. Just type "12 Days of Christmas" in the search and you can see all the deals. The Tox skin by Tableau Vivant you can buy as a system skin, shown above, or face applier for the TMP head. For body appliers for SLinka nd TMP, you can get those at the mainstore. This picture was taken at pirate island in the wonderful adventure game PaleoQuest by Linden Labs. I love that place, its so fun to visit.

On him, James Hook:
Hook hand: AiShA Corsair Hook Hand Gold [mesh](Enchantment)(250L)
Pants: Pucca Firecaster PFC~Pan Pants - for boots[mesh](Enchantment)(263L)
Hat: Remarkable Oblivion Admiral - Brown [mesh](Enchantment)(249L)
Eyepatch: Astralia Pirate simple eyepatch - black, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(75L)
Coat, necklaces, sash, tattoo: BareRose Pirate Emperor [mesh](190L)
Hair: No.Match NO.SMOKE. blacks - male [mesh](200L)
Ears: Mandala STEKING_EARS_Season5 [mesh](12 Days of Savings)(474L)
Boots, belt: Quality Designs The Raider (1995L)
Facial Hair: Sacred Facial Hair - combo - Goatee 5 (100L)
Hairbase: Action Hair Base 04 Veganic - crow (107L)
Oil: NMJ Group NMJ BodyOil Male Tattoo Ver1 (150L)
Eyeliner: CL-NINE CL9v2l_HeadEyeline01C(bk) (gift no longer available)
Bandana: 1st Act Big Boss MGS3 - bandana (gift no longer available)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Olive [mesh](89L)
Sword: Kalopsia Blubeard Sword [mesh]
Hand applier: Tableau Vivant Skin body/hands/feet - Tone 07, Omega applier (400L)
Hand: Slink Male Hands [mesh] (450L)
Skin: Tableau Vivant Tox Skin - Tone 07 Dark (The Mens Department)(300L)
Pose: F*ckingNinjas *FN* Brutal - Minotaur (50L)


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I love these decor pieces, makes me feel like a kid again. How awesome is that pirate bed by Nomad? It comes in 2 colors and it's mod so you can tint it too. The Captain's desk by Tia has so many wonderful details from the story Peter Pan built into it.

Bed: NOMAD // Pirate Daybed // Red, 10li [mesh](Enchantment)(350L)
Chair, Lamp, desk: Tia Captain's Chair, Captains Chair Lamp, Desk,11li [mesh](Enchantment)(750L)
Clock, top image: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Neverland Clock, 10li [mesh](Enchantment)(165L)