The Truth About Fluffzoid 8

“This whole nonsense about sending defenseless tourists into Fluffzoid 8 is insanity. These are no ordinary rabbits, these lagomorphs. They have a vicious streak a standard distance unit wide.”

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“They require an expert training hand and unquestioned authority to tame properly and even then they might occasionally… leap and… nibble.”

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“The point is that as much as this travel arrangement brings in credits home to Gothulon, it must be organized with extreme care. Obligatory life insurance is not enough, there’s reputation at stake as well.”

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“Every expedition must have a trip leader from Gothulon with sufficient authority to keep the cuddle of bunnies at bay and every tourist must be equipped with appeasement carrots. In case of an emergency, remember the distraction power of the light and sound display throwables of Antioch.”

Futurewave has its travel teleports still open until midnight March 1st. If you haven’t visited yet, zoom on over! The jacket by Senzafine, android legs and hands by Star Quality, makeup by Beautiful Freak, eyes by Pin Me Down and the eyeware and data pad by BluPrintz are all available there.

Scene: Futurewave

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Snowbunny hair | Eyes: Pin Me Down: Mecha 16* | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Circuit Makeover Black*

Outfit: Jacket: Senzafine – Eclipse Womens Jacket Carbon* | Legs: Star Quality – Android Legs Black* | Hands: Star Quality – Cyberhand Black* | Eyeware: BluPrintz – Tech Spaces Moon* | Data Pad: BluPrintz – Data Pad* | Headpiece: @->~ISD – An Alien Cure Headpiece Red*

Poses: :Picture This!: Jewelry Model 1 & Magi 2 Mirror | {NanTra} Eternal Beauty 6M*

The Flight of the Dragonfly

“Lady Anisoptera, you are one of the more upstanding citizens of the current Spiral, how would you describe-“

“Oh, you can call me Anise, titles are terribly tedious business. Or Lady Dragonfly if you absolutely must, it has a nicer ring to it.”

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“I did notice that people referred to you as such when I was inquiring how to gain an audience with you. An intriguing nickname.”

“I think they just like to add a little mystique to me, makes amazingly amusing rumors even more scandalous, I guess. Not that there’s any truth to them. I have absolutely nothing to do with the Prototypes and I have met the Spark only once at a dinner party.”

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“But it is however true that you hold a substantial amount of the Spiral’s wealth and influence in your very young hands and that none of it was inherited, correct?”

“Oh, you journalists, always exaggerating. I might know some people and own some property here and there, but it’s hardly substantial.”

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“Nevertheless-“

“Nevertheless you should come and join the next party we’re holding, meet some people, see the situation from a larger perspective. You do know that there’s a club underground right beneath the Station, correct? They have delightful shindigs there several times a week. You should go. Much more interesting than having tea with me. Thank you so much for visiting! Remember: club underground, the Station. Good bye.”

There really is a club underneath the train station in A Clockwork Spiral: Club Gothika’s Mobile Unit functions according their regular schedule, make sure to tune in to the stream when visiting the event area and if you’re in luck timewise: go enjoy the diesel underground! The corset and skirt by :{MV}:, boots and collar by lassitude & ennui and the dragonfly and ladybug jewelry by Bliensen + MaiTai are all available in the Spiral. Same goes for Anise’s surroundings, which is a mix of Spiral furniture from 22769 ~ [bauwerk], Roawenwood and Spyralle.

Scene: House: Scarlet Creative – Neva Captain’s House | Wall Sconce: Spyralle – “Inspiration” Manhattan* | Table, Stool & Plant (first picture): Roawenwood – The Brigadier’s Table Set* | The Rest of the Furniture: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Grammophon, Around the World in One Day Rug, The Vintage Chesterfield, A Clockwork Side Table, Spine Light, Steam Powered Pouf*

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 <Crystal> Pure blkbrow w eyeshadow soft black & thin gloss pink | Hair: Exile – Dream of Paradise | Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes Leonine | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Corset & Skirt: :{MV}: – Libertine Corset & Skirt Copper | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Selene Boots black/brown* | Stockings: League – Ella Stockings Light Brown | Collar: lassitude & ennui – Wayfinder Choker Gold* | Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aeropleustic Ladybug Earrings, Luminiferous Dragonfly Necklace, Ring, Hairpin*

Poses:  !bang – Carefree 1 | Part of the couch. | N/A

Not an Aloe Vera

“Yes, I know they’re beautiful. Yes, I know they invite you for a closer look. Yes, I know the movement is hypnotizing. Regardless: approach at your own risk.”

notaloevera3bs

“I don’t know how much help we’ve already lost trying to tend to them. Look, they are perfectly fine on their own, they don’t need tending!”

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“Just leave them be in the darkness with a few candles, possibly some thematic music on the background, a skull or two, some Lovecraft for literature and they’ll be fine.”

notaloevera1bs

“Not all things beautiful can be tamed, and you should look twice where you aim the hedge cutters.”

notaloevera4bs

“For the last time: the thing growing on the pedestal is not an aloe vera.”

The ad text “Not an Aloe Vera” in the Cthulhu Urns from *~by Nacht amused me so much that the whole story developed around it. What can I say, I’m easily amused. The majority of the shinies are of course from World Goth Fair. You can find the furniture from *~by Nacht and liner and lipstick by Beautiful Freak in Sium, the outfit by :{MV}:, jewelry by House of Rain, tattoo by Fallen Gods Inc. and eyes from ~*By Snow*~ from Cursed. The hair by Damselfly and the boots by Sax Shepherd Designs can be acquired from Port Seraphine.

Furniture: *~by Nacht – Cozy Chtulhu Chair Black, Cthulhu Urn, WGF Salon Tentacular Lamp, WGF Salon Chesterfield, WGF Salon Table, WGF Salon Wingback Chair* | Rugs: ~Libertine~ Green brocade rugs*

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: ~*By Snow*~ Midnight Eyes II Indigo* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Demonia Eyeliner Black* | Lipstick: Beautiful Freak – Heavy Metal Violet* | Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Widow Full 20%* | Hair: Damselfly – Octotavia* 

Outfit: Dress, Gloves, Collar: :{MV}: – Prussian* | Boots: Sax Shepherd Designs – Lolita Boots Calavera WDP* | Jewelry: House of Rain – All Depths of Despair – WGF violet*

Poses: N/A | Part of furniture x2 | Kirin – Florence Pose 5

The Return of the Faire

“Greetings, mortal. It is time. It has taken us more than twelve cycles of your moon to return, but the Fairelands are finally back in your realm.”

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“The journey back to this plane is always perilous; fraught with chaotic magic and unseen dangers, tests of nature and strength. Tests of perseverance and faith.” 

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“Sometimes we lose things on the way: treasures, people, even whole lands. The re-formation takes its toll, all of the magic channeled into new shapes, every land taking on a new visage.”

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 “When we make it, when the lands rise anew like the phoenix, when the portals finally open for us to meet again: it has all been worth it. For we are the Faire Folk, and we have returned.”

Fantasy Faire has just opened its portals into the Fairelands! Prepare to move in for eleven days of roleplay, shopping, entertainment and absolute astonishment at the beauty of the lands. The hair by Analog Dog, the outfit by The Muses, the shoes by De La Soul and the crown and collar by . a i s l i n g . are all available there. Analog Dog can be found in Heavenslough, The Muses and De La Soul in Mourningvale Thicket  and . a i s l i n g . in Hope’s Horizon.

Scene: Fairelands Junction

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: IKON – Spectral Eyes Leonine | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta goblin green* | Hair: Analog Dog – ever wicked | Hands & Feet: Slink

Outfit: Dress & Cloak: The Muses – Paiva teal* | Collar & Crown: . a i s l i n g . Sumiana Spring* | Shoes: De La Soul – Cthu shues

Poses: :Picture This!: Magi 2 | Musa – Gown Pose 014 & 20

Sign of Water

The world outside the safe embrace of water seems strange to the one accustomed to its strength. Air seems too thin to be supportive, the ground is too hard, fire a brightly tempting risk.

signofwater1csThings are clearer in the water, where every stream can be fully felt and understood, where eyesight is unnecessary because what you sense defines your reality.

signofwater2csIt is natural to flow with the currents and turn to head upstream only if the call is strong enough. Only if the call is so impossible to resist that any journey, any challenge is worth the struggle in the end.

The Zodiac face tattoos that have several different components — the signs, the elements and the filigrees so you can compose your own version to reflect your signs — are by Fallen Gods Inc. and are currently available in a gacha at the 30L Gacha Fling Fair. The Edera jewelry by Zibska is available in The Fantasy Collective.

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 1 | Hair: Exile – Dream of Paradise | Tattoos: Fallen Gods Inc. – Zodiac Pisces Left, Water Top, Silver Filigree Complete*

Outfit: Jewelry: Zibska – Edera* | Scales: Evie’s Closet – Modesty Scales

Poses: N/A | aDORKable Poses – Sunny 5

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

Nuts in the Boom Room

“It’s your fault!” A high-pitched squirrel shriek wavered in the wind.

“How could I know humans disguise explosives as delicious nuts!” Exclaimed another voice.

“It said they were explosives! It even had a picture of a boom!” Third voice joined in.

“It was dark! …and …and I can’t read! I’m a squirrel!”

“SO ARE WE ALL!” The chorus sounded furious, if screechy small voices could be such.

squirrely1bs“She’ll ground you for life once we… you know… hit the ground!”

“No more flying ships and adventures for you-uu!” The chittering sound managed to convey a very strong nyah-nyah tone.

“No more nuts either! Explosive or otherwise!”

“Serves you right, too!”

squirrely3bs“Oh for Tesla’s sake: boys, just shut up for a moment.” The human voice sounded more amused than angry, although it attempted to stay stern. “We’re all alive. We’ll land somewhere, get a new ship, I’ll lock up the boom room and no one gets grounded. Although someone might have to be in the coffee delivery duty a few months extra.”

squirrely2bs“But for now we’ll fly until we find a good landing spot. In the meanwhile: here, have a nut. A real one.”

The steampunk squirrels and human-sized goggles by Ohmai, boots by Beetlebones and the propeller by *MishMish* are available in Collabor88. The hair by Wasabi Pills is from FaMESHed and the dress by :{MV}: can be purchased in the current round of Genre that is open only few more days, so hurry!

Body: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Classic Frozen Silver Bright | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipgloss: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Clear Lipgloss | Hair: Wasabi Pills – Rene Mesh Hair Night Shadow | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: – Gearhouse Corsetry Steampunk | Boots: Beetlebones – Fowler Laced-Up Boots Mud | Stockings: League – Ella Stockings Light Brown-Black Garter | Necklace: KOSH – Rapture Necklace | Armlet: KOSH – Rapture Upperarm Bracelet | Ring: KOSH – Auna Ring | Goggles: !Ohmai – Steampunk Squirrel Goggles Human Ver | Propeller: *MishMish* Propeller Copper

Squirrels: !Ohmai – Steampunk Squirrels