Slithering in the White Nights

Sun is returning from its long sleep. These are the nights to be careful when it barely sets, lingering stubbornly around, threatening the night-dwellers with its radiance without a moment of rest.

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We become bound indoors: draw heaviest of curtains, head to the basements, perhaps even journey to south where they still have proper nights even in the summer.

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Unless one happens to be either extremely adventurous or inexcusably lazy, or a bit of both. Then you can rely on learning where and when the burning rays draw their blazing patterns and which parts of the terrace are safe for a few hours.

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The white nights are warm, the light merely a soft haze instead of invading rays. The sensation — or perhaps the promise of danger in the silent air — makes even borrowed blood run faster in the cold veins, makes long cold limbs stretch and slither and bask in the shadow of the sun once more. Just for the summer.

The body suit is a part of an outfit by SAKIDE and the snake jewelry and shoes are by House of Rain, both available in World Goth Fair. The tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. can be won in a gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Scene: Home (Private)

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Vamp | Hair: MINA Hair – Selenia Materials | Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes Crimson | Hands & Feet: Slink | Mesh Body: Maitreya | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Deathcall, Mark of the Ouroboros Black*

Outfit: Body Suit: [ SAKIDE ] Merula Outfit* | Jewelry & Shoes: House of Rain – Save Your Serpent Bracelets, Necklace & Shoes (Slink High)*

Poses: Part of the Justine divan by ~Libertine~

Twilight Delights

It’s strange to bid farewell to the cold lights and dark nights. Winter can be many things, but it is always familiar. It always encourages safety and comfort instead of whim and curiosity. It is also blissfully dark, the lights dancing within it more natural decor than a light source.

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Then suddenly the nights are not dark anymore, there’s nowhere to hide, the light has invaded and won the world. Even the creatures of the night have their share of the soft illumination, brushing against the pale skins and dark strands of hair.

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Cloaks and coats are removed, flower-scented air inhaled, warmth of the night experienced as the miracle that it is. There’s no greater magic than the one that returns life to us every spring.

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No greater magic than the one that turns the dark starlit nights into warm haze of twilight delights and brings forth the sun that never sleeps, the Magic of Summer.

World Goth Fair has just opened. This year the event takes place only in Cursed (the event area up in the air). The gown by Pale Empress, cloak by @->~ISD and the poses by [Black Tulip] are all available in World Goth Fair. The skin by Fallen Gods Inc. is a rare in the gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival and the crown by lassitude & ennui is available at The Secret Affair.

Scene: World Goth Fair

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Lady of the Shadows, Ivory* | Hair: Exile – Never Time At All | Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink | Nails: Beautiful Freak – Romantic*

Outfit: Gown: Pale Empress – Nevermore* | Cloak: @->~ISD Her Breedless Cloak ~ Midnight [FittedMesh+Materials]* | Crown: lassitude & ennui – Foreboding crown silver* |

Poses: [Black Tulip] Lost in the Woods*

We Dance Together

We dance together, light and dark. We court each other: reach, shy away, approach, embrace.

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We define ourselves through each other, through our existence as opposites, as complementing elements.

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Different. Opposite. Contrasting. Puzzle pieces fitting together, forming a complete picture.

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In the weave of our movements the magic of colours is born, in those spaces and energies between us they flicker and glow.

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We dance together, light and dark. The eternal balance of creation, the balance of life.

The light and dark nymphs have been conjured up by Fallen Gods Inc. You can still find Lumina’s two versions, Eclipse and Firefly, in a gacha at Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Go try your luck!

Avatars: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Lumina Eclipse & Firefly PG* | Hair: Exile – Windsong | Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes* | Body, Hands, Feet: Slink

Poses: Astalianda – Sun Sparkle 2, 2, 4 | Musa – Fantasy Pose 056

The Glyph of the Bun

“I greet you, bunlings, and wish you warm eve. What has brought you out of the forest in such numbers, what might be so important that you ventured forth all the way to the Pool Between Worlds?” 

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“We want to write things!”
“Yey things!”
“Many yey things!”
“To make surprises!”
“We can’t be cheerful in human sounds, strange loud human sounds.”
“But we want to yey. Happy yeys!”
“To be helpful.”
“And then we hop out of the surprise box and waaaaave flags. Yey-flags!”

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“That is certainly a noble goal and nice of you, brave bunlings. To mark down human sounds you need some ink and paper, like so… and a brush to hold with paws, possibly mouth, maybe if you tilt your head… yes. I must say that is a remarkably well done pictogram, very clear in meaning, but perhaps also these signs… they are called letters. Add them for emphasis, hm?”

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“‘s a bun glyph! It says ‘yey!'”
“Letters just dull lines. Bun glyph better.”
“Are you sure the dull lines say yey too?”
“They don’t look very yeysome.”
“Are you really really suuuure? Ohalright.”
“Now we’ll form a pyramid and then hop out and wave all the yeys!”

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“Perfect. I’m sure your bravery and dedication will be noted and appreciated. Now hop back to the forest to practice, I think the pyramid could use some more work. Perhaps practice on a cushion, come to think of it. It’ll become the best of surprises.”

This just happened. Don’t ask me how. These things do that. Happen.

The headdress by !dM deviousMind (watch me go back and play until I have them all) and the Japanese Atelier decor by Anc Ltd. are from the current Fantasy Gacha Carnival. The throne by 8f8 and the first pose by Kirin are available in Collabor88.

Scene: Bunnies: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunny | Throne: 8f8 – Blossom Throne Zeus | Ink Bottle: [ keke ] – Ancient Ink w Magnolia | Tea Server: c( Two Cats ) – Tilting Tea Server Black | Notepad: [ni.Ju] – Multifunctional Clipboard | Box, Saucer & Glue: Anc Ltd. – Japanese Atelier Box Blue Silver Open, Glue & Gluestock, Saucers Nurebairo

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette | Hair: Analog Dog – Schnapp Natural Black | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink

Outfit: Kimono: Silvery K – Kimono Mesh Rose White | Shoes: r2 – A/D/E jf Wedge black&red | Headdress: !dm deviousMind – Amidala Ornament Fans w Pearl Strings Box 4

Poses: Kirin – Athena Pose 2 | Aisling – Pose 2 1

Sunny the Sorceress

“Disgrace to the family,” her father had said. Her mother had tried to be more supporting, but when Sunny’s lich-transformation gave her a deer-nose and adorable dapples, even she had given up. She had tried, oh how she had tried. She summoned bats and got flocked by chirpy birds. She brewed vile potions and ended up with ice cream. She tried to to conjure the chirpy birds into breathing fire and covered them in the said ice cream instead, much to their delight.

sunny1csShe left her dark cottage by the volcano before the roses and apple trees took over the briarthorn bushes and poison ivy patch and moved into a little tree house in the forest instead. She kept trying every now and then, hoping to clear her name and prove herself worthy of her ancient lineage, but even her robes turned from black to bright, sunny colours the moment she ceased focusing on them.

sunny2csSomehow the skull-carved table soaked in blood turned into a console filled with comfy, happy-toned bedding. The carefully preserved ectoplasm barrel was suddenly apple cider. She took comfort in the fact that it was at least alcoholic. Mildly, but any ship in such storm.

sunny3csBy the time she found herself twirling instead of doing the well-practiced stalk-and-loom she decided it was the final straw. If she had to live in the sunlight with birdsong no matter what she did, she might as well start to enjoy it and brew another batch of ice cream.

The tree house by Dysfunctional Designs, cauldron and alembic table by c( Two Cats ), the outfit by Apsara (Sunny forgot to wear the included pants, she’s a flake), the skin by Aeva // Heartsick and the necklace by .:ellabella:. are all available in the current round of We Love Roleplay. The Batty shoes by lassitude & ennui are available in the Wizarding Faire, the crate and barrel by 22769 [bauwerk] are from Fantasy Gacha Carnival, the magician hat by Remarkable Oblivion can be won in Oh My Gacha and the birdies by +Half-Deer+ are from the Candy Fair.

Scene: Tree House: Dysfunctional Designs – Tree House* | Alembic Table: c( Two Cats ) – Louisoix’s Alembic Table (high res materials)* | Cauldron: c( Two Cats ) – Oseberg Cauldron Copper* | Barrel & Crate: 22769 [bauwerk] – Alchemist Crate & Rustic Barrel | Birdies: +Half-Deer+ Ice-Creamaholic Birdy Cake Cone Choco, Paper Cup Sherbet, Sugar Cone Vanilla | Mini Topiary: !Ohmai – White Roses Topiary A| Console: Lark – Haran Console | Pears: Teawood – Tray of Pears

Body: Skin: Aeva // Heartsick – Poppy Tone 0 Bambi* | Hair: Alice Project – Rose* | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Mesa XL | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious 

Outfit: Hat: Remarkable Oblivion – Rakshasa Magician Hat | Outfit: Apsara – Anarkali Kameez Lemon Custard & Dupatta Powder Blue* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Batty Shoes brown/gold* | Necklace: .:ellabella:. Nahimana’s Autumn Necklace* 

Poses: c( Two Cats ) – Miqo’te 2 | Exposeur – Female of the Species 5 | aDORkable Poses – Sunny 1

The Butterfly Dance

It is what they do: dance. They flitter in the air, carried by the tiniest breezes, practically weightless, just a shape of bright colours in the corner of your eye.

prettybutterfly3bsOnce in more solid humanoid form, they still dance. They still feel drawn to colours, flowers and growth. They still greet the sun like it was the main source of nourishment instead of the sweet nectar.

prettybutterfly1bsThey still live in the now of the current ray of light, the warmth, the sights, the tastes, the movement. Every dance could be the last, so they never cease embracing the sun.

The rainbow wings by Deviance are a part of the Taste the Rainbow Hunt, the fairy outfit by Evie’s Closet can be won in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, the hairdo with roses by D!va and the poses by Exposeur can be purchased in the current round of Collabor88, the skin by Essences from the Dressing Room Fusion and the lipstick by Pin Me Down from the Thrift Shop.

Body: Skin: Essences – Whisper *Forgive me* 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet Eyes | Hair with Roses: D!va – Layla Type A Onyx | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: Pin Me Down – Tiken* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant 1 | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Fruit Fatpack* | Wings: Deviance – Titania Fairy Wings Rainbow & Fairy Dust Particles

Outfit: Top & Skirt: Evie’s Closet – Minuet Yellow & Orange | Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Jewelled Butterfly Necklace Short 2 Gold | Butterfly Swarm: Balderdash – Flutterbye Swarm | Butterfly Crown: Evie’s Closet – Butterfly Crown

Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 5 & 1

Bonus to Stun

It’s what drow (and elven in general) armors have always been based on: less the actual protection, more the stun effect of the opposite gender staring and gaping with their mouths open, making them easy kills.

drowarmour1bsTherefore bright colours, daring cuts, form enhancing designs and silky fabrics have always been on top of the armory list. The illusion of armor can be achieved by adding pieces of beautifully smithed metal into areas that do not cover anything strategically sexual, like shoulders and arms.

drowarmour2bsThe more serious soldiers might even pass the traditional stiletto heels and wear pragmatic stompers instead, but only if they are sufficiently gorgeously crafted. Balancing the look with enough eyecatchers slightly higher will guarantee the successful stun effect.

The skin by Fallen Gods Inc., the hair by Analog Dog and the pauldrons, bracers and the boots by [The Forge] are all available in the current round of We Love Role-play Event. The necklace by [The Forge] that the drow is using as an improvised headband/crown can be won in Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Despite astonishing match I must put an extra disclaimer on the system layers and the coat tails: the outfit is by Bare@Rose, one of my old favourites. It simply worked so perfectly with the armor bits that I had to combine the two.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Tibetan Temple*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Hybrid Cyan Sacred* | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Girl Poison Black* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Analog Dog – Ism Purple | Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Seelie Ears*

Outfit: Pauldrons, bracers, upper arm armour, chestbelt: [The Forge] Daerwen Red/Gold* | Boots: [The Forge] Daerwen Red/Gold* | Outfit: Bare@Rose – Arachne Red | Belt: [The Forge] Boadicea’s Belt* | Headband: [The Forge] – Boadicea’s Necklace Gold* (attached higher)

Poses: Orc Inc – Behind 5 | aDORKable Poses – Smart 4m