Upgraded

The house had been upgraded. The destroyed decor had been replaced by a collection of mood masks from the Museum of Martian Colonization. There had been nobody around to object when the little robots rolled in to locate objects of shiny surface and ornamental purpose.

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The robot mice had burned and melted in the fire, so the house upgraded the maintenance functions into a bird model. They moved faster and could thus find replacements for furniture as well. Piece by piece they brought in usable parts from the junk yards, piece by piece they put them together again.

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The house had been upgraded: if it could, it would feel smug of its masterpiece. No more futile service, no more functions without purpose, no more echoing emptiness within its walls. What it had lacked, it had finally re-created.

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The new purpose walked within the walls silently: never eating the food the house prepared, never needing sleep despite the announcements of bedtime, never visiting a bath that was set. In the silence they continued their existence: the house of service and its created inhabitant.

I was going to make a colonist post for A Tattered Page’s The Martian Chronicles round, but as I dressed her up and began considering her surroundings, this simply happened. The setting is mostly from the story There Will Come Soft Rains, featuring the automatized robot-serviced house that keeps on functioning even when its owners have been long dead. The human-looking robotic constructions are present in several stories, for example The Long Years and Usher II. They were very clearly described well made enough to fool humans, and even having very human-like emotions.

The house by Anachron, mask shelf by Black Tulip, furniture by 22769 [bauwerk], the dress by Greymoon and the eyes by Chop Shop are all from the event. The jewelry is from Mandala’s New Year sale that was still going on at the time of this post.

A Tattered Page has a central Library now for your shopping convenience, although the items are also available in the main stores.

Scene: House: Anachron – Soft Rains House Scorched Version* | Mask Shelves: [Black Tulip] – Choose Your Emotion Shelf* | Furniture: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Spaceship Junkjard Debris Set* | Birdies: +Half-Deer+ The Mad Scientist’s Birds

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Crystal Pure BlkBrow & Eyeshadow Soft Black, Thin Gloss Pink & Harley Blush <Crystal> Pink | Hair: Magika – Written | Hands: Slink | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyes: !Chop Shop! – Rocket Summer* 

Outfit: Dress: Greymoon – Nostalgia Blues, Greens, Red Spectrum* | Jewelry: Mandala – Milky Way Set | Shoes & Socks: [Gos] Carrie Pumps

Poses: {Imeka} – Katie-Pose 3 | flowey – a twinge in your heart | (marukin) – [volition] back of a bird

The Detectors of the Station

“Miss Sight, I assume you’re busy at work, but perhaps I could have just a few words…?”

“Friendly greeting, Visitor 9321. Your record shows no trespasses or misconduct, your current stay at the Spiral just reached nine days, one hour, forty-five minutes and counting.”

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“Yes, that is correct. Is that what you do, the Detectors of the Station? Keep records of the visitors?”

“Record every arrival, record every departure, keep track of current status.”

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“…and if there is a …misconduct?”

“Inform the Gaze. The Detectors are not equipped to deal with misdemeanors, we simply observe and record matters.”

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“Ah. …may I ask why… how… the Detectors are… trained, exactly?”

“Specific radar implants, broadcast unit for communication and control. Organic blindness for enhanced vision. Nerve-integration to Broca’s.” 

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“…that seems very… complete, yes. I’m sure you do your job perfectly well.”

“Error-margin non-existent. Good day, Visitor 9321. You have seven days, five hours and twenty-three minutes left of your stay.”

A Clockwork Spiral has passed its halfway point, lasting to October 1st. If you haven’t yet indulged in the matters of steam and dieselpunk, now’s the time! The jacket and pants by Pale Empress, boots by House of Rain, hand attachment by Unrepentant, the nails by Pin Me Down and the eyes by !Chop Shop! are all available in the Spiral.

Scene: A Clockwork Spiral

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Sora <Alabaster> Natural | Eyes: !Chop Shop! – Vibrant Moonstone | Makeup: Pin Me Down – All about the liner Sapphire, One 1, Tiken* | Hair: A&Y Aeon Hair 2 Black | Hands: Slink | Nails: Pin Me Down – Oscarian Modern*

Outfit: Jacket: Pale Empress – Meteora* | Pants: Pale Empress – Diesel Capri* | Boots: House of Rain – Decadencia Boots Black* | Hand Attachment: Unrepentant – The Deep Oil Spill* | Eye Implant: Remarkable Oblivion – Photographers Eye Closed

Poses: (marukin) [volition] back of a bird | !Picture This! – Artistic Nude 2 Mirror | Exposeur – Back to Black 6 | Kirin – Hera Pose 1

Bunlings Bewildered

“Agent Aww, what was so important that the bunny signal has been lit and the whole bunny mafia has emerged out of the secret burrows and pockets? You know you’re supposed to pad in shadows.”

bb1cs“I told them that, boss, but there was no helping it. They just keep arguing!”

“We want to know what our battle cry is!”

“Bunlings Be Brave!”

“No, Burrow! Bunlings Burrow! And then we hide, see.”

bb2cs“Ah… I see. A serious matter, then. And it has to start with B, of course?”

“Of course! You don’t see Avengers gathering, now do you? Bunlings… Balance? Blossom? Brandish?”

bb3cs“Babble, because that’s what you’re doing right now. You even dragged poor phasing Nessie out and into this.”

“Banquet! And then we assault carrot fields.”

bb4cs“Fine, fine… you can all come up with a phrase each and then vote on them: raised ear yes, lowered ears no. Captain Floppy, you get to organize the ballot. Yes, you may suggest Bunlings Ballot if you wish. But until the voting is done: bounce.”

Ozimals have absolutely hilarious Summer Blockbuster Bunny Gacha going on, a separate gacha for heroes and villains. The bunny signal and super sekret weapon are from it as well. You can read more about these special bunlings in the Ozimals blog here. The boss bun-lady has a hairdo by Alice Project, available currently in Hair Fair. The outfit by GALLACTIC, skin by Pink Fuel, makeup and eyes by Pin Me Down and headphones-ears by Remarkable Oblivion are available in their respective main stores.

Scene: Rooftop: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] The Outpost* | Snake: +Half-Deer+ Baby Sea Monster Blues | Ephemera: Anc Ltd. – Ephemera | Ozimals – Super Sekret Weapon 2014 & Bunny Signal 2014 & All of the Bunny Mafia

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 01 dkbrow B w button nose layer | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Aniara 6* | Makeup: Pin Me Down – Darkside 5, Tiken 3, Lost, Lip Markings 6* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: Alice Project – Adore* | Hands & Feet: Slink | Nail Polish: Beautiful Freak – Black Celebration*

Outfit: Body Suit: GALLACTIC – Enyo Yellow* | Collar: GALLACTIC – Enyo collar yellow* | Bunny Ears: Remarkable Oblivion – Super Bass Rab8 Headphones Black

Poses: (marukin) [volition] back of a bird / [passion] loveless / [volition] with a back of quicksiler | Kirin – Florence Pose 1

The Violet Vision

It is all about the vision. Do you see in the dark? Do you see the sights in the night? Do you see the pathways, the dance, the invitation? Do you see where it all leads?

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Are you one of the dark-dwelling folks, the ones who hiss at daylight and awaken truly at night? Do you believe black is fully acceptable colour for any occasion any time of year? Do your eyes see violet and never shrink?

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In that case, ladies and gentle folk, I may have an event just for you. Welcome to World Goth Fair 2014: come get your goth on!

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World Goth Fair opened its doors today so all you creatures delighting in darkness may enter and enjoy the three sims we have this year: Cursed, Sium and Port Seraphine. You can find the skin by Jalwa, the eyes by ~*By Snow*~ and the bracelets by Bliensen + MaiTai from Cursed. The extra liner by Beautiful Freak can be found in Sium and the dress by Fosca de Les Encantades and hat and cane by Sax Shepherd Designs are available in Port Seraphine.

Scene: World Goth Fair – Cursed

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Celine Exclusive Purple* | Hair: lamb. – Bang Bang Ink | Eyes: ~*By Snow*~ Midnight Eyes II Violet* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Extra Liner: Beautiful Freak – Demonia Eyeliner Violet* | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Dress: *Fosca de Les Encantades* – Haydeen Fallen Angel Orchid* | Boots: Slink – Tall Leather Thigh Boots Curvy Black | Hat & Cane: Sax Shepherd Designs – Royal Vodou Hat & Walking Cane* | Tights: ~Cannibelle~ Plain Nylon Tights Semi Sheer Black | Bracelets: Bliensen + MaiTai – Mano Bracelets Dark*

Poses: {Imeka~} Katie-Pose 1 | (marukin) [volition] back of a bird | (marukin) [passion] loveless_ver2

Golden Huntress

Far in the future when genetic cocktails are the way to go instead of makeup products, this is what you get when you ask for a bold look with a touch of lioness and golden sheen.goldenhuntress1csThe look comes with personality enhancers, with hunter’s instincts, pride and the absolute security in your right to be anywhere you choose to be and certainty that you are fabulous while doing so.
goldenhuntress2csForget about perfumes promising you sass, it’s all about mandibles and horns!

The Shika dress by Zibska is available in the Limited Bazaar with only 100 copies, so hurry! All the makeup is from the Cosmetics Fair and poses from Collabor88. The windlight was strongly golden in the pictures, so I must point out that the skin is really almost white goth-tone.

Scene: Sleepy Snail by Rebeca Bashly

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ Kati Skin (Goth) & Eyebrows | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Lion* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eyeshadow: Zibska – Roni Mustard* | Face Tattoo Lines: +Nuuna+ Yua Black | Hair: Magika – Awake

Outfit: Dress & Shoulderpads: Zibska – Shika Noir* | Necklace: Zibska – Marielle Necklace*

Poses: flowey: where we ache to go again | (marukin) – [passion] loveless

Little Ark of Dreams

The ark to dream land departs in ten minutes or possibly an hour unless it already left! Time to check the weather — picturesque with a slight drizzle of fish — put on your best bowl for breathing on the surface and tiptoe aboard.

dreamarc1csIt’s good to check that the navigation tomes are sailing to the right direction and the gramophone plays the best of rains. Double-check that the couple under the instrument is waltzing and not trying a tango and then you’re all good to go!

dreamarc2csMake sure the ice cream stays smiling in the sun and that the apple house keeps steaming, then count every paw and tip of a tail before nose-wiggling at the oar-operator bunny that the journey may begin!

dreamarc3csOnwards to the best of dreams. Only the very best.

Most of the items are from Designers United that just opened. This includes the mochi ice cream critters by Ohmai, the boat by Vespertine, the gramophone by *bbqq*, the apple house by Poche, hair by Pesca, dress by Tee*fy, fish bag by Beetlebones, fish bowl helm by duboo and the first pose by marukin. The skin by Essences is from the new round of The Dressing Room Fusion, the eyes by IKON are from The Boutique and the book by Lark and fish by Yummy can be won at The Arcade.

Scene: Boat: {vespertine} float inside my dream boat | Gramophone: *bbqq* – shanghai vintga gramophone | Books: Lark – Mariner | Apple House: Poche – Let’s play at the home of apple. | Fish: Yummy – Blues Fish, Electric Dancing Fish, Regular Old Goldfish | Mochi Critters: !Ohmai – Mochi Ice Cream Usagi, Nezumi, Neko

Body: Skin: Essences – Amaterasu TDRF 02 brunette | Hair: Pesca – Bunny Chignon Jet Black | Eyes: IKON – Perspective Eyes Wight | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual & Mesh Feet (av) Flat

Outfit: Dress: Tee*fy – Vanishing Clouds Sky | Fish Bowl Helm: duboo – Sea Wanderer w Glass | Fish Bag: Beetlebones – Koi Bag for DU (Kohaku)

Poses: (marukin) – [volition] back of a bird | N/A | Part of the boat.