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

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52 Colours: Wales

Wales is a green that to me looks like a child drawing grass with crayons. I was initially rather worried about finding anything in the right tone, but then out of nowhere (read: the depths of my inventory) I found this mini-dress by The Plastik to save the day! Even when I wore it as a top with pants by Somnia instead of a dress.

Today is Bandana Day, so if you haven’t yet got your bandana, Hair Fair has a handy booth in every sim. This particular watermelon bandana is by Curious Kitties. I made sure to match it with a watermelon noming bat by Pink Fuel and delicious basket of noms by Poche. The latter is available in Okinawa Summer Festival.

The Nasreen-skin by bilo was fittingly innocent to go with the summery relaxation and it seems I’ve been unable to get these Nostalgia-boots by lassitude & ennui off of Sonya, since she’s still wearing them.

Remember that today is the last day of Hair Fair, so if you haven’t yet bought all the things, now’s the time!

Scene: Tree: New Trails – Mediterranean Tree Set | Basket: Poche – Watermelon Punch Basket | Bat: Pink Fuel – Watermelon Bat

Body: Skin: bilo – Nasreen-ATG* | Makeup: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Parrottia Makeover | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Poison Ivy | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious 

Outfit: Top: The Plastik – Carnival Dress Stem | Pants: Somnia – Tweed Waders Green* | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Nostalgia Boots Sepia* | Bandana: Curious Kitties – Hair Fair Bandana (watermelon) | Ring: .(bewildebeest). – Bubbles Ring Green Silver (not available) | Earrings: Tekeli-li – Chained Crystal Earrings

Poses: !bang – Stand 135 | aDORKable Poses – Swords Ground Sit I

52 Colours: Lemon

Did I mention already that this has been a lazy week? I did? Oh. Well. Miss Lemon got to suffer take advantage of it and just lounge about in the sun with her namesake fruit. As obvious and easy as you can get, ‘m afraid, but at least she seems to be enjoying herself.

The fruit fetish pose setting is a freebie by (*chanimations and it comes with various lemon-lime pieces attached to the skin. Miss Lemon is noming a lime by Nordari, though.

The yellow-orange beach outfit is an old hunt prize by DG Innovations. The shoes are an old subscribo-gift by Shiny Things. The fruit hat was a freebie by Enigma Hair from Hair Fair. Bracelet is a freebie from .( bewildebeest ). and the ring is an old hunt prize by Sweet Leonard & Needful Things. Skin is by Pink Fuel, eyes by Poetic Colors, lashes by Redgrave and hair by Elikatira. The teacup with lemon is by Rusalka Writer and the pretty flittering butterflies are a part of the group gift from Alirium Gardens. Otherwise there’s pretty shrooms by New Trail and garden flowers by Happy Mood in the background.

Let’s hope the lemons keep her awake, dozing off in the sun can be so very unhealthy.

Once a year~

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Today is Pink Shirt Day, also known as Anti-Bullying Day. I admit that I hadn’t heard about this before, but I fully support the idea. Who wouldn’t? There’s an excellent post about this in FabFree blog and a list of designers who have created and give out pink things for this day in Schnappi’s blog.

So, for one day and one day only: Sonya voluntarily wearing something pink!

Latte wanted to pose for the Pink Shirt Day since she’s certain that if she had to live as a human, she’d get bullied because she’s so tiny. Bunnies are very much anti-bullying, thank you very much.

The nifty pink coat is from SD Wears (subscribo gift), bracelets from Violet Voltaire, hair Sky Everett, skin Djinn & Tonic and the pose in the lower picture from Long Awkward Pose. They have a whole set of bunny poses, which is every possible kind of awesome. Background in the lower picture has mainly mushrooms from New Trails and in the upper one the cottage from Zacca and a couple of couches from Kusshon. Oh, and my mp3-player from Hermes has an iTuTu frame~

Now remember, kids (and adults behaving like kids), if you have an actual healthy self-esteem, you don’t have to make others feel bad just to try and feel better about yourself. It won’t work.

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La Vie Kawaii~

Also called ‘how we moved from a gothic manor into a garden cottage and squeed~’. Now, I’m going to try to pretend that this isn’t a completely self-indulgent post about home and hearth and bunnies, and all the avatars who run around in the said home, but… yeah. But hey. I am filling a gaping hole in the blog-verse by blogging about garden and yard items! There is so much awesome out there on the grid and no one ever blogs about it. I shall! Oh so reluctantly, yes. *coughs*

So let us start with the girl trio running amok on the grounds, here comfortably posing on top of the bubble chairs from Happy Mood~

The background scenery you see in every picture is this awesome megaprim with windy moors on it. It’s from Two Moon Studios and keeps up our immersion of not at all being situated near random shops or other people. Noes, we live in solitude (and cuteness) somewhere far, far away. The hills with big trees on them are also from Happy Mood. As for what we’re wearing… on the left is Sonya with Rotten Toe dress, Grim Bros shoes, C&D Benelli tights, Nightshade neck ribbon, Curious Kitties hair, Bastchild wrist corsage, Djinn & Tonic skin and an umbrella from Weather! or Not?. In the middle is Loki in Frick skin, Vixen hair, Brocade Tiger pants, Grendel tattoos, Phoenix Designs boots, Rag Dollz leg pistol & strap, CatniP bracers, Haven Designs top, Manna belt, Belle Belle goggles properly on her eyes and other pair of goggles from Hat Mechanic around her neck, because you can’t have too many goggles! Athelia on the right has Trap skin, Magika hair, Manticorp goggles, Rotten Toe dress & socks, Manna belt, Katat0nik shoes, Violet Voltaire necklace and Sweetest Good-bye armwarmers.

The yard is wonderful place for lounging about and having picnics. Who needs a kitchen table when you can do this?

That’s Loki and Sonya and a poor SL-bugged Happy Mood bunny. That or he’s getting into the Ozimals-mood and has decided he’s a mutant with black ears. <.< I’ll get into what we’re noming in just a moment, but first look at the scenery. How pretty is that? There’s mushrooms from New Trails, trees from Fox Labs, sparkly bubble chairs from Happy Mood, elven light tree branch thing from Forest Floor and of course the magically lit ground which is a mix from the products of Happy Mood and iTuTu. Sonya’s pose is from Ana_mations and Loki’s from Niqotine.

Here’s a close-up that drove us all into nom-craving. @.@

The lovely Japanese lunchbox setting is from Love Soul. It has two different caterings that you pick by touching it. The sushi roll mats (one open, one rolled) are from Sanu, the cookie jar is from Magic Nook and gives cookies when you click it, the tray is from Kinema no Tsuki, the coffee pot on it from Oblonski and the apple pie slices and cups on it from Falln. Sonya is wearing frilly shorts by LeeZu, top by Sn@tch, Waka & Yuki hair, Yabusaka sandals, Djinn & Tonic skin and a nom in her mouth is from Sanu. Loki is noming on a mousie mouth cupcake by Sanu and is wearing Maschienenwerk skin, Discord Designs hair, Peppermint Blue top, DV8 capris, Truth shoes, Ginza necklace and her practically trademark tattoos from Grendel’s Children.

Not everyone is happy with all this sparkly cuteness, of course. It is not, how shall we say this… very manly. *grins* Here we have Janos sulking at the fence, refusing to go to the guuuuuuurly area. Obviously the bubbles might give him cooties.

This from a guy with a panda cupcake on his shoulder… anyways! He’s sulking behind a fence from iTuTu, the inviting lanterns are from Zacca and they frame the path from Fox Labs. The flowers are from iTuTu and the trees in the distance are from Fox Labs. You all know by now that the bubbles are Happy Mood. ^_^ Janos is wearing an awesome sad panda tee from Before Sleep, panda cuppycake on his shoulder from Sanu, GQ Fashions pants, Discord boots, Kosh belt, Nosotr@s tattoos on his arms and Sassy Kitty Designs gloves. His skin is from Corrupted Innocence, pose from Snooky’s Poses and hair from Black Maria.

Even Aleksander, who has reluctantly set all this cuteness down for us, more or less escaped to the roof when requested to pose within it. Eventually he agreed to do sort of royal pose, especially after Vanis said he’d help the impression with a bodyguard pose! He’s obviously an elven assassin protecting the Black King. <.<

They’re on the roof of the cottage from Zacca, the background showing some Happy Mood birds, summer festival decorations from Nonino and flowers from MiaSofia. Aleksander is wearing The Abyss skin, Sadistic Hacker hair, Illusions ears, KWZ suit and Treads boots. Vanis is wearing Excess skin, Sadistic Hacker hair, Buried ears, LNL suit, pocket watch & gun and hoorenbeek boots.

Now, the only exception to the rule is of course Vanis. He doesn’t object to the sparkles, he thinks they accentuate him! This is why when Aleksander turns his back, Vanis sneaks off to woo his protegee. Or some such. Yesyes, we have way too much with all of this. *grins*

Athelia called this combination of looks ‘seducing angels down from heaven’. It was pretty appropriate, I must say. Athelia is all ethereal in a gown from Evie’s Closet, wearing Trap skin, ETD hair and Illusions ears. Vanis, on the other hand, is very much flesh and blood in his Excess skin, Calico Ingmann hair, Buried ears and DeLa armwarmers. He’s also wearing RFyre pants, Blitzed belt and tattoos. The snake one around his neck is from Demise, the arm ones are from Crimson Shadow.

Here’s the inevitable result of the dancing, of course. Athelia’s gown might have turned red, but it is still from Evie’s Closet! Not that we love Evie’s gowns or anything, noes. <.< Her now-black hair is from Sky Everett, but otherwise she’s the same. Vanis returned to his demented colour palette with the Excess hat hair and League gloves. The summer festival decorations are from Nonino, the tree and hill are from Happy Mood, lantern from Zacca, white flowers from iTuTu and red flowers from MiaSnow.

It’s needless to say that I’m of course having a blast with the surroundings and enjoying the looks, no matter what the boy avis say. Who knows, we might get some sort of steampunk gear factory or scifi ship the next time Aleksander rips the whole sim apart and builds anew, so better enjoy it while we can!

Butterfly on the nose (with the pose) from LAP (I adore it <3). LeeZu dress, Dark Eden wrist roses, Exxess Designs hair, Djinn & Tonic skin. Happy Mood treestump, bunny and birdies~

And why the title? Because most of the sim is a mix of Happy Mood, iTuTu, Zacca and Nonino — all Japanese designers. If you haven’t visited them, please do. It’ll make you squee, I promise~