New Eggs, New Friends

“Have we opened them all?”

“You mean have we hidden them all?”

“Um. …yes. Hidden. That is absolutely what I meant.”

These fantastically festive Easter bunnies are hunt prizes in the Magic of Oz Easter hunt that ends this Sunday, so if you haven’t been to Oz yet, you better hurry! The egg with the small hedgie is also a hunt prize, the rest are gacha wins. Eggs and bunnies: perfect spring.

Ozimals – Primavera & Vistoso 2017 Elite Bunnies at Magic of Oz Easter Hunt
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 31 “The Magic of Spring 2017” at Magic of Oz Easter Hunt
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 48 “Romantic Rendezvous” gacha at Magic of Oz
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 36 “A New Friend” gacha at Magic of Oz
~Libertine~ Collectable Egg 34 “Jardin du Roi” gacha at Magic of Oz
MishMish – Sweet Short Grass at Collabor88
JIAN Clover Patch at Collabor88

The Gull Invasion: Critter Beach Adventure

The gulls appeared out of nowhere. Their chattering was shrieks, their laughter even more so. They invaded the beach and for a moment the critters were worried. Then they began teaching the squirrels how to fly and everyone calmed down. Surely this was normal, after all.

gullinvasion9bsThey brought puppies with them, for some reason. Or maybe the pups followed the gulls. Regardless, The Bunling Who Knows Letters wiggled into the Diplomacy Shoes of the Big Bunny to greet them. Since the bunny who wore shoes was in charge, greeting newcomers from them was only appropriate.
gullinvasion1bsAddler and Petal were too worried for their solemn duty to guard the pina coladas to leave them, but at the point when the flock of fluffs on two feet approached the dropped ice cream, Addler simply had to flail his short paws in shocked protest: he had been eyeing the ice cream for at least a century now! Claimed by gaze, it was!
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The gulls located shade and found perfect perch in fast order. In short, they were making themselves home. The diplomatic bunling tried to enquire if they were planning to stay very long and to warn them of possible dangers of barbeque-kind nature, but the puppy just licked her face instead of listening.
gullinvasion4bsGradually the concern shifted to a calm, sunny beach day mood. Addler managed to point out that puppies seemed to be always welcome and perhaps the gulls could fly to escape possible barbeque if needed. Surely the invasion was not the critters fault, so all was safe and good!
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The relaxed mood spread throughout the critter crowd, except for Grumpy the Kiwi, who atop the sleeping pup kept pondering the secrets of flight. His small flock had followed the gulls for a while and had just seen them teaching the squirrels how to fly. If they could teach the squirrels, surely even kiwis could one day fly! 

All the gulls by Ohmai are available in Summerfest, the puppies by MishMish can be purchased in Uber and the shoes by lassitude & ennui are a part of Mix, a new main store event. The rest are a mix of older items, although the kiwis by Schadenfreude were just in this June’s Arcade.

Critters: Gulls: !Ohmai – Herring Gulls, BlackHeaded Gulls, Ivory Gulls | Puppies: MishMish – German Shepherd Puppies | Kiwis: Schadenfreude – Spotted, Brown, Black Kiwi | Otters: !Ohmai – Sea Otter Pet Onyx & Silver Pelts | Squirrels: !Ohmai – Steampunk Chestnut Squirrels | Bunnies: !Ohmai – Mochi Bunnies

Decor: Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Floral pumps cream* | Ice Cream: 8f8 – 22. Oops! Cherry Pistachio Ice Cream | Sunglasses: *katat0nik* bunny sunglasses | Drinks: Rusalka Writer – Pina Coladas | Hat: G Field – Straw Floppy Hat Rose Garden | Sun Lotions: Second Spaces – Beach Day Pale Skin

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It all started on December 3rd. Addler the Butler Otter promoted the Brothers Squirrel as his Majorly Mostly Assistant Decoration Wranglers. Mostly because they had paws that could reach and grab and twist and twine, and poor Addler himself had always been somewhat paw-challenged due to his round tummy that he was extremely proud of.
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After the decorations came Addler’s favourite part: baking! Not that he could bake anything himself (see: paw-challenged), but the Hamster Baking Brigade was extremely professional and a joy to watch and sniff. One of the bunlings had taken the art of Learning Letters very seriously and could now read almost every other word from the Big Book of Noms. He told Addler every other word was ‘nom’, and who was Addler to question his learned ways.

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While the critters on the table plateau were focused on baking, a disaster struck on the lower level: suddenly everything except the rugs was lava! The Bunling learning the Art of Scribbling immediately made an alarm flag. The Bunlings had wisely divided the Arts so that one of them learned to Read, the other to Write.

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The Brothers Squirrel figured out an escape plan immediately, but only the penguins showed interest or daring to follow them across the ladder. The Squirrel in charge of Taking (the other was in charge of Keeping) even performed a small squirrel jig to show everyone it wasn’t dangerous. He knew it was the work of the Magician and surely he would not fry the critters in lava: not good barbeque!

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The brave escapades were forgotten the moment the scent of ready gingerbread cookies descended to the rug-level. Lava and adventurous challenges already forgotten, it was time to party! The Nom Fest was so thorough that the Brothers Squirrel forgot to ponder where had Addler gone.

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Addler had orchestrated the Grand Nom Feast on the main table. On many tables. After several Critter Committees were held on the decor and colour matching, defeat was admitted and the Bunling scribbled a plea for help in the flag: magician aid was required. After some patient translation work from the Ladybun, the Magician got to work to change the critter infested mess into a proper feast.

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What a feast it was! Addler could barely see to the other end of the table! The Ladybun had helped him with a bow tie (see: paw-challenged) and all he had to do now was oversee everything from his spot at the end of the table. Well, to see, and watch and sniff and approve. Extremely responsible job!

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Addler could feel his otter tummy growing from the scents alone: so round and pretty! He guarded the sacher cake of chocolatey goodness with care: if he was lucky, the Magician would eat only one piece and he could have all the rest! …to share with his friends, he reminded himself. To share with his friends, yesyes.

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The Rat Band had settled next to the cheese tray that had been promised to them, already playing festive songs such as Every Whisker Glitters and All the Red Ribbons and the critter favourite Nom Day Every Day.

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The Bunling that Knows Bun Glyphs had found tiny bunlings from a glowing jar of snow. He pressed his nose against the glass and wiggled it in hopes of communication, but the tiny figures did not move. Surely there should be another plea for the Magician to make them come alive.

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In the meanwhile, under the tree, everything was peaceful. The band played a song or two to keep in shape, the weffs practiced puppy parkour on the presents, the guest bunnies were helping with the decor and the cocoa train kept driving around the tree in slow, delicious circles.

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Everything was ready. Just one more night to wait.

I meant to simply take pictures of the hijinks and shenanigans happening home as usual and add them to Flickr for shared amusement, but this December the story just kept growing and growing and called for more words. So here: a home-ful of critters to wish everyone a delightful, happy and relaxed holiday!

Laziest Credits Ever:

Critters by Ohmai, MishMish, Half-Deer, Snips & Snails, Aisling, Intrigue Co. (fd), Offbeat, Ispachi, Lark, Balaclava, keke

Noms by Poche, Lost Junction, Schadenfreude, Tres Blah, Erratic, Vespertine, Aphrodite

Grand Nom Feast Table & Chairs by The Looking Glass (free under the tree)

Tree by ~Libertine~

A lot of noms and critters from the Arcade, the tree from the Midwinter Fair.

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

A Little Forest Story

“It had all seemed so safe and harmless,” contemplated Sage the Chipmunk from his perch on top of the story tomes. “A few tales of magic and adventure, a couple of stories of transformation, a wise fable of finding your true self… no harm in that, right?”

arcadesceneleft1bs“Wrong. Who knew that donning a scarf and wielding a twig that she calls a wand would actually turn Faith the Chipmunk into a wizard? It shouldn’t even be possible!”

arcadetransformation1bs“But there she is, proud in her scarf and new-grown bunny-ears. More importantly: there they are, Blush, Bark and Nosy Chipmunks in their new forms. Even more importantly: here I am, with no clue whatsoever how to turn them back!”

arcadebutterflies1bs“I’m also quite certain that Flitter the Chipmunk’s butterfly book should not be sprouting new ones, but at least that seems relatively harmless. …until she turns into one, perhaps.”

arcadesceneright1bs“I guess our only hope is the mysterious man cat in a fez.”

All the chipmunks, puppy pals, bunny, books, bowls, carved woodland animals, bunny ears and even the mysterious cat in a fez can be won from The Arcade, but only in this September. If you haven’t visited yet, hurry!

Scene: Tree: New Trails – Mediterranean Tree Set | Carrots: Dysfunctional Designs – Lil’ Garden Plot Carrots | All the Chipmunks: MishMish | Carved Animals: +Half-Deer+ Red Squirrel & Fallow Deer | Bunny Ears: +Half-Deer+ – Velven Bunny Ears Pearly | Bowls: Vespertine – Pumpkin, Apple, Acorn Bowls | Puppies: Intrigue Co. – Dexter the Jack Russell & Princess the Sheltie | Bunny: Tee*fy – Lop Eared Bunny Plushie | Books: Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Roots & Butterfly | Cat: Schadenfreude – Chibi Cat Sweetie

Colours on Menu

Tasty, tasty colours. In a world where the colours are nourishment food is consumed through sight: the brighter the colours, the sweeter the experience. The Big Bad Bun definitely thinks so! Only the brightest, happiest meals for him!

coloureater3csThis particular restaurant has delivery butterflies as waiters to maximize the tastes. The rainbow-dressed woman is not a part of the staff, she’s a minion. The very best colour-hunter the Big Bad Bun employs.

coloureater2csNo pale pastels would survive her jewel tones and if she encounters anything especially dull, she might just have to dig up the neon gun.

coloureater1csRainbows and eyecandy can be serious business.

The building and the plants by Chic Buildings, the delivery butterfly by Studio Sidhe (really a hang glider) and the piercing by .:ellabella:. are from Taste the Rainbow Hunt. The colourful cocktail is the item you have to find in the hunt. The deliciously happy Gingy ice creams by !Ohmai are from Atelier Kreslo’s Festival. The peacocks by *MishMish* can be purchased in the current round of Collabor88. The dress by Adoness is a hunt gift in Colors of Summer Hunt and the hairdo by Adoness is from the new round of the Thrift Shop. The faux elf ears by Kahli Designs can be found in the current round of We Love Role-play and the neck corset by *Perception* is from Acid Lily.

Scene: House and Plants: Chic Buildings – Rainbow Cottage & Planters | Peacocks: *MishMish* – Blue Peacock The Razzle | Butterfly: Studio Sidhe – Franklin C. Flutterbye Rainbow Hang Glider | Ice Creams: !Ohmai – Atelier Kreslo Festival Gingy’s Neapolitan & Strawberry | Big Bad Bun: D-LAB – Rabbit-B-sit | Cocktail: Taste the Rainbow Hunt item

Body: Skin: .ploom. – Lea Vanilla DB Libra | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Breeze | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Sarah Jane’s Bloody Lipcolor | Hairdo & Hair Base: Adoness – Myrina pitchblack/scarlet & shaved butterfly black shades* 

Outfit: Dress: Adoness – Colors of Summer Dress* | Neck Corset: *Perception* – Neck Corset Green Silk* | Piercing: .:ellabella:. Ballad of Stars Rainbow | Ear Decorations: Kahli Designs – Faux Elf Ears Silver* | Tights: *Sheer* Zebra | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Phoebe lace-up boots red/dark wood*

Poses: N/A | !bang – Carefree 2 | Exposeur – Call the Shots 2M

Starlet and the Space Trade

It is more than slightly alarming to be approached by tiny green men in a flying saucer in the middle of the shooting of your latest pre-historical film. What do they want? Where’s the security? Surely they’re not a part of the plot, the ancient records state there was no hover-technology yet at the time!

cyberstarlet1bsOhh, they are fans wanting a picture and an autograph! Very well, guess it’s alright this once, although the security is still getting fired afterwards, these perfectly historically accurate looks are expensive, cannot let just any-being fly in on the set.

cyberstarlet2bsThey are definitely forgiven since they brought a present: a special breed of space hedgehogs, mutated into ice cream. Now the question is whether to keep it around as a pet or to eat it… Thank you, tiny green fan, perhaps we could come to an agreement about more ice cream animals for more pictures?

cyberstarlet3bsThe aliens by *MishMish* flew in from The Garden, the buildings by L2 Studio can be found from The Gallery Gift Shop, the seat by Digs/Di’s Opera and the ice cream hedgehog can be purchased in the Atelier Kreslo’s Festival and the dress by :{MV}: is from the current round of Genre. The character-defining hairdo is a new release by Zibska.

Scene: Buildings: L2 Studio – Kowloon Memory | Seat with Poses: Digs/Di’s Opera – Read & Rest Seat Pearl | UFO & Alien Fan: *MishMish* – UFO & It’s Aliens Holding Photo | Hedgehog Ice Cream: Atelier Kreslo Festival: anc’s Bubble gum

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 03 dkbrow B | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Aniara* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye Stripe: +Nuuna+ – Azen makeup Aqua | Lipstick: Zibska – Anya Nine* | Lip Stripe: Pin Me Down – Lip Markings 6* | Hairdo: Zibska – Bibi Black* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant | Nails: Pin Me Down – Neons*

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: Dragon Lady Teal | Tights: GALLACTIC – Sheer Circuit Cyan* | Boots: GALLACTIC – Circuit Knee Boots Cyan* | Jewelry: MetaTheodora – Rainbow Format Bracelets & Earrings* 

Poses: Part of the seat by Digs/Di’s Opera.