The Goblin Queen

“More loots. That’s what it’s all about, you know, being a Queen. You get to choose first from everything’s that’s raided, stolen, scavenged and generally looted and pillaged all over.”


“See my helmet? From the leader of some fancy wing zooming folks …somewhere. If not a leader, at least an officer. At least it looks like it, yah? Freaking fanciest thing I’ve ever worn, had to have at least ten sticky-handed gobs kicked in the trenches for trying to claim it first, the ingrates.”


“The sword? From some barbarian fellow. Made a lot of noise, was practically naked, completely not poison-dart-proofed. ‘s heavy like seven hells, but it looks impressive!”


“The important thing is to make sure you have fancy boots, tallest helm and a lot of magic on your side. ‘s what they respect: big helmets and shiny footwear. ‘n some blood magic goes a loooong way.”

This post is befittingly about the Fantasy Faire Blogger Challenge: My New Shiny. Before this Faire I had never heard of LURE, Fallen Arms or Cole’s Corner, all of which are new shinies for me. I’m especially recommending catching the upcoming original music and particle show by ColeMarie Soleil, the creator of Cole’s Corner. The encore of her breathtakingly enchanting performance will take place in Ichi-go Ichi-e on Sunday, May 3rd at 12-2pm.

You can find Eclectica and Cole’s Corner in Ichi-go Ichi-e, Alegria Studio in Aurora, Spyralle and Wasabi Pills in Odyssey, *~*HopScotch*~* in Poppetsborough and LURE and Fallen Arms in Tangleshimmer Grove.

Scene: Tangleshimmer Grove by Searlait Nitschke at Fantasy Faire

Body: Skin: LURE – Desire Greenskin* | Eyes: IKON – Deadshine Eyes Crimson (Fiery) | Face Markings: *~*HopScotch*~* Warpaint Dotted & Vision* | Ears: Eclectica – Gargoyle Ears Beastly* | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Jay Licorice* | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Outfit: [ SAKIDE ] Tatsu Silk Purple* | Boots: ALEGRIA – Minerva Boots Light Gold* | Helmet & Vambraces: Spyralle – Wind Rider Coromell* | Sword: Fallen Arms – For the Living Sword (back sheath)* | Spell Effects & Companion: Cole’s Corner – Powder Puff Hand Dancers (bloody) & Gremlin Fae (purple/black)* 

Poses: Exposeur – Call the Shots 4 | Poise – Vogue 7 | c(Two Cats) Magical 4 

Little Helper

I know it’s not yet December, that’s the whole point. Did you really think we bother checking on people then? Everyone expects us around that time. The point is to keep an eye on people around the year, not just for one month.

littlehelper3bsSo, I hope you have tried your best to get to the right list this year. I assure you that the difference between rum bottles and pink oversized sweaters is very clear. The Little Helper Division always follows the rules. We know that if we don’t, there’ll be brown quilting in our future.

littlehelper1bsFor your sake we better have very clear documents and proof on your general level of naughtiness. If we don’t you better hurry, dress in black and indulge in some gothic debaucheries right this moment. We have house appliances in storage if you don’t.

littlehelper2bsWe don’t even have to check our list twice, because we happen to be sufficiently efficient the first time. You just watch out, because Sandy Claws is coming to town and Gothmas is just around the corner!

Gothmas by Gaslight is indeed just around the corner, opening December 15th. Blogger applications are still open if you are so inclined. (Black -is- a festive colour.) The boots and the corset are both by :{MV}: – boots available in Shoetopia and the corset in Genre. The hair and nails by Adoness can be purchased in The Thrift Shop. The feather pauldrons by Zibska are from The Men’s Department. The lipstick by Beautiful Freak is an extremely early teaser for Gothmas by Gaslight and not available yet.

Scene: Studio Skye – Enchanted Tree Tunnel

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Jezebel Vamp Black Brow* | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Werewolf* | Liner&Shadow: Beautiful Freak – Obake Makeup Black* | Lipstick: Beautiful Freak – Bad Candy Blood Red Lower* | Hair & Shaved Hairbase: Adoness – Andromeda Scarlet* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant | Blender (makes hands black): Orc Inc – Blender Coal* | Nails: Adoness – Slink Enhancement Fingernails Queen Cathrine*

Outfit: Top: GALLACTIC – Element Solid Black* | Pants: GALLACTIC – Earthfall Grey* | Corset: :{MV}: – Dominion Corset Vitae | Boots: :{MV}: – Derezzed Boots Vitae | Shoulder Feathers: Zibska – Keallach Pauldrons* | Collar: SAKIDE – Attitude Collar Red* | Earring: Zibska – Tess*

Poses: !bang – Mini Series – Overcome 2 | HopScotch – Short Tempered 4 | aDORKable Poses – Love Gun II GroundSit2

It’s Raining Shoes

“I was bathing! What in the name of Verne is this… rain of shoes? You! Squirrel with goggles! What is going on and who can I complain to?”

rainingshoes1cs“No, see, Miss, there was an unfortunate mistake of an accident kind, completely accidental and the ship that was transporting these shoes sort of kind of maybe possibly blew up. Nothing to worry about, I think the crew got away safely, I just got lost in the winds.”

rainingshoes2cs“You can’t have shoes falling on people when they are relaxing! I am writing a few choice words to the Air Trade Companies right this minute and-“

“Nonononono, see, um, all the shoes? The officials think they are destroyed. Unless you tell them, of course. All destroyed. No one will care if you happen to take them home. Best designer shoes on the market. Stay silent and you can have all the shoes!”

rainingshoes3bs“All the shoes? Seriously?”

“Aaaaaaaaall the shoes.”

Shoetopia is open and it is indeed metaphorically raining shoes. These pictures feature some of the shoes by lassitude & ennui, Alice Project, KoiKoi, Bliensen + MaiTai and BOOM. The tippy-toe high feet are the latest foot model by Slink, also released at Shoetopia and available for shoe-makers to begin making really high heels with and for. The middle pose by double take is also in a gacha in Shoetopia. You can start the shopping here

The story bit of easily amused entertainment continues the tale of why the airship blew up and how it is waited for in vain. The reason for gratuitous nudity is because apparently it’s obligatory to blog shoes naked now, yesyes. And I was trying to make Ely drunk.

Shoes: KoiKoi – Fruti-Bootie Strawberry | Bliensen + MaiTai – Industrial Revolution Brown | BOOM – Locale Heels red | lassitude & ennui – Emily Steampunk Shoes teal/silver, brown gold, Bound sandals red* | Alice Project – Miranda Pumps Back Bow Teal, Jessica Pump Gold Purple, Miranda Pumps Front Bow Blue & Green*

Squirrel: !Ohmai – Steampunk Squirrel Gray

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: Exile – Run To You Naturals | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Feet: Slink – AvEnhance Feet High

Poses: HopScotch – Short Tempered 5 | double take – thoughtful | Astalianda – Cat Fight 8

Much Ado About Apples

The next person who mentions apples to me will end up as one! In a pie. The worst PR fiasco of millennium, I tell you. And I should know, seen a few. Millennia, I mean. Why no, I do not look that old, thank you. I am quite aware. Oh, just healthy lifestyle, no secrets. …I said no secrets, you unraise that eyebrow right this moment.

apples1csSo the little brat ran away to live with seven men in the woods, right? I can relate, we all make these decisions in our youths: momentary whims, rebelling against the silver spoon in your mouth, defying the castle and its treasury, be your own woman and imagine cooking for yourself is somehow cool and edgy instead of ridiculously tedious.

apples2csWhat was I to do? I was supposed to look after her or something. The least I could do was to check up on her and let me tell you just two words: dwarf. kitchens. Rats and rats and dwarf bread that can be used as a murder weapon, occasional mushroom and more rats! I just wanted her to eat healthy, how could I possibly remember she was allergic?

apples3csSo, enough about apples. Fancy a pear?

A new event called Enchantment opened today. It focuses on fairy tales, this round on the story of Snow White. You can find the gown by The Muses and the jewelry by House of Rain there and only there: the items are event exclusives.

Scene: Enchantment

Body: Skin: Essences – Noodles Light Rose 02 Brunette | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Lion* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: D!va – Ana Type B Onyx | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1

Outfit: Gown: The Muses – Mirror, Mirror Red* | Jewelry: House of Rain – Poison Takes Hold choker/diadem/tiara amethyst/pearl/gold* | Pear: Teawood – Autumn Snack Pear Yellow

Poses: HopScotch – Short Tempered 4 | Kirin – Florence Pose 2 | D.Luxx – Vogue 04

The Oasis

It’s a long road through the deserts of life to reach the oasis. You get lost in the way, you might sink into the sand, the hot winds dry your skin into a protective carapace. 
scarab1bsIt takes perseverance to keep going, sometimes even blind faith to believe there is such a thing as an oasis. Maybe when you reach it, you don’t believe your eyes, call it a mirage, call it too good to be true and hesitate.

scarab2bsThe last few steps can take more courage than the whole trek through the desert did, but once you feel the blessed shade on your skin and hear the sound of water, you know it was all worth it.

scarab3bsAnd once home, you are able to encourage others on their journey and welcome them to the oasis.

The Scarab skin and outfit are at the moment in a fortune teller at Fallen Gods Inc. and they’ll be there until November 3rd. The antennae by Cerridwen’s Cauldron can be won for example at We Love Roleplay.

The Scarab has emerged in the fortune teller to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Fallen Gods Inc., and as usual there’s celebrations involved. This time in addition to the traditional twelve-hour-one there’s also a host of parties during the week, the first one today (Wednesday 23rd) at 1 PM SLT. You can read the whole schedule here to find out when the parties are!

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Desert & The Hidden Cove*

Skin & Outfit: Fallen Gods Inc. – Scarab | Eyes: Fallen Gods Inc. – Glowing Eyes Medium Glow | Hair: Analog Dog – meme natural black | Antennae: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Spiral Antennae

Poses: !bang – overcome 2 | Exposeur – Back to Black 1 M | HopScotch – Reach out


“Movies inspire me.” That is this year’s theme for the annual Hair Fair Photo Contest. Obviously I had to go for sci-fi, not only because it’s one of my favourite themes in general, but because crazy big sci-fi hairs in SL have always made me throw lindens at the designer in a blink of an eye.

hf13scifi1csThe contest ends June 28th, so there’s still time to figure out your favourite movie hairstyles and to have fun with pictures before that. Hair Fair itself begins July 13th, so there’s still a long time to wait. More details on the contest can be found here.

hf13scifi2bsAs for the blue sci-fi hairstyle itself, it’s Delirium by Alice Project. Alice has a big summer sale going on until June 27th and has just released Create Your Own packs, which allow you to mix-match hair colours from all her HUDs ever, but only five different copies of the hair. This is great if you normally use just few colour-combinations, but if you want to be able to change your hair colour often, the Infinity packs are still the way to go. Alice’s HUD system has saved my blogger-behind on countless days of ‘but I need this green hair in slightly darker hue and with golden highlights’, so I wanted to give kudos and praise where it’s due when speaking of upcoming Hair Fair.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Showcase Basalt*

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ Khalida Skin 3 Goth | Eyes: Repulse – Cyborg v3 Eyes Aqua | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: +Nuuna+ AstroGlam Blue | Hairstyle: Alice Project – Delirium* 

Outfit: Body Suit: GALLACTIC – Earthfall Blue* | Cyber Heart: Necronom VI – Cyber Heart | Collar & Other Prims: Graves – G369 Gravity | Boots: GALLACTIC – Circuit Knee Boots Black*

Poses: HopScotch – Pose Fair Dollarbie 3 | Exposeur – Female of the Species 3

Zodiac: Aries

Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac: the one to start things, the one to charge fearlessly ahead, the one with all the energy and enthusiasm. No doubts, no standing still, no wasting time in meaningless details.

aries1bsOften associated with sports and contests, Aries definitely has a competitive nature. You want something done, tell an Aries you doubt they can do it, the challenge will do the rest. So full of energy they are often about to burst, Aries is not a sign to anger. The ram is already charging as their natural state, you don’t want them to charge at you. Instead invite them to charge with you, they love anything to do with speed and freedom, including vehicles.

aries2bsAries lives in the now of things, there never was a sign more fitting to seize the moment. No one needs to tell them to carpe diem, they already own the moment. They also often experience the moments and life like the first time: there’s more to being the first sign than being the one to initiate things. There’s an odd touch of child-like innocence and excitement to them, accompanied with a quirky sense of humour.

aries3bsThey will get straight to the point: brazen, forward, outspoken. If they don’t like you, you’ll know. If they do, you’ll know that as well. Spontaneous, confident and always ready to lead the pack to new adventures, that’s Aries for you.

The new round of Zodiac features all Aries-like things. The skin by Essences, the sheepie by Adore&Abhor, the horns and mask by BOOM, the frames by .lame and all the poses (Exposeur and HopScotch) are available in Zodiac. The jacket and the shirt are from the moving sale of Erratic, which continues to the end of the month.

Scene: House: Greeny Beetle – Raven’s Boathouse | Bike: :~CD~:M&M- Wild Man – Motorcycle | Sheepie: Adore&Abhor – Aries Sheepie Licorice | Horns & Mask: *BOOM* I Am Aries (titanium) mask and horns | Frames: .lame – Bobby’s Frames (MINE)

Body: Skin: Essences – Aries 01 *sunkissed* brunette | Hair: lamb. – Whoop Dee Doo Restaurant Ketchup | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Moon Autumn Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious 

Outfit: Jacket: Erratic – Tory Cropped Biker Jacket Black | Shirt: Erratic – Marney Laser Cut Dress Red | Pants: League – Zipped Leather Pants Dark Red | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Wanderlust boots black

Poses: Exposeur – Call The Shots 2 | HopScotch – Short Tempered 4 | Exposeur – Call the Shots 1 M

The Collector

It’s grand being a collector of the arcane. Gathering relics and artifacts from various worlds and planes of existence, painstakingly hunting them down one by one until the collection is finally complete.

collector1bsOne should be careful though for the arcane objects are hardly governed by the same rules as the normal ones and tend to have a mind of their own. A rewarding tea time might turn into puzzlement as there is suddenly a storm in the teacup. Especially since it comes with a tiny house.

collector2bsAt the point when magical critters hijack your miniature hot air balloon and begin floating into the sunset — alright, toward the closest window — it’s time to consider changing your profession.

collector3bsThe Arcade has opened its doors once more, catering to all the collectors and gacha-holists of the grid. HANDverk has two separate gachas at the event, both themed around Oz. The items can be placed in the display case that is one of the prizes, but most of them also come with wearable versions: the silver slippers, golden cap, green spectacles, Woodman’s hat, Dorothy’s basket, wicked witch’s whistle and Woodman’s new heart. The throne comes in both display and furniture size.

The other items won from The Arcade include the skin by Pink Fuel, hair by Curio Obscura, the tako tea cup by Schadenfreude and the little sheep critter by D-LAB. The makeup by Adore&Abhor is from the Lavender Hill Hunt.

Scene: House: Z-Boutique – The Wizard House | Critter in the Balloon: D-LAB – d-lab-Residents Sheep FF | Tea Cup: Schadenfreude – Tako Teacup (Tea) | Display Case & Items: HANDverk – The Relics of Oz: Display Case, Jar of Brains, Lion’s New Courage, The Throne of Oz, The Wizard’s Balloon, Wicked Witch’s Whistle, Woodman’s Hat and Oil, Green Spectacles, Dorothy’s Basket, Golden Cap, Silver Slippers, Wicked Witch’s Umbrella, Woodman’s New Heart*

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Gacha 02 Cyber Grey | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Deep Violet | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Adore&Abhor – Sparks Dark Purple* | Hair: Curio Obscura – Stackable Hairstyle Rococo Rolls

Outfit: Dress: The Muses – Shield Maiden Violet*

Poses: HopScotch – For the Beads 4 | Part of the furniture. | aDORKable Poses – Melancholy 1m


Ornament dress by SAKIDE is slinky, short and with a cut for cleavage. What else could you possibly ask from a holiday dress? It’s available in the Frost Winter Fashion Fair until January 2nd. The cleavage cut is perfect for eyecatching pendants, such as this Luminos necklace by Snow Bound.Ornamental 1The hairstyle is one of Alice Project’s advent calendar gifts — they are scriptless especially festively striped versions of her normal styles. Both poses are from HopScotch’s advent calendar, as well as the snowball that goes with the pose. The lipstick is from the huge packet of various holiday reds Mockie sent to her group.

Ornamental 2The hopeful chest by Snow Bound and the sad little christmas tree by *Perception* are available in Gothmas by Gaslight. As for the D-LAB penguin… he just wandered over to have a cup of coffee. On such a snowy day, who could blame him?

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Frostbite Cottage White (Collabor88) | Chest: Snow Bound – Hopeful Chest Red (GxG) | Penguin: D-LAB – Sit Penguin B&W | Coffee: Poche – Christmas caffe latte snow | Tree: *Perception* – Sad Little Christmas Tree Green (GxG)

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Summer Breeze Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – L’eau Red Oxide Lip 1 Gloss | Hair: Alice Project – Ruby Christmas Black

Outfit: Dress: SAKIDE – Ornament Dress Red* (Frost) | Necklace: Snow Bound – Luminos Necklace Green (GxG) | Boots: Schadenfreude – Leith Boots (Collabor88)

Poses: HopScotch – Stand Pretty & Throw ball 2 (+ snow ball)

Gold, Sand and Marble

They all go together, the luxurious gold, the eternal sand and the black marble warmed by the sun. They are also new releases by Fallen Gods Inc. for Around the World. Speaking of, all the hairs used in the post are by Alice Project, available in the same event.

Aureum is a creature of gold, the veins of the precious ore near liquid in the desert heat, melting the solid cover. Sand shifts and changes with wind… rising up and taking form only to be blown into the breeze a few moments later. The tracks of wind’s fingers always on her skin.

As for Black Marble, frozen in place until the sun warms her limbs enough to walk into the desert, she might have the longest journey yet. The magnificent desert is a creation by Garden of Dreams, perfect for the three to wander in.

All three skins — and their male counterparts — can be found in here until  29th November, after which they’ll be in the Fallen Gods Inc. mainstore. Alice Project released nine new hairstyles for the event, above just three of them. Go see the rest in her booth here!

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Desert*

Aureum: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Materica Aureum* | Eyes:  IKON – Witch Eyes Greed | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Sunny* | Pose: HopScotch

Sand: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Materica Sand* | Eyes:  IKON – Witch Eyes Greed | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Jessica* | Pose: HopScotch

Black Marble: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Materica Black Marble* | Eyes:  IKON – Witch Eyes Greed | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Yuri* | Pose: Frozen Panty Poses – HI5-BUNNY-04