Training for the Pingu Olympics

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The Pingu Olympics are approaching, but it’s too hot to train. The blazing daystar threatens to melt the whole support and fan camp, too, but fortunately the Drink Delivery Doggies excel at their job!

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Some brave souls still practice challenging summer sports with amazing skill, precision and determination. Pingu Olympics are a serious matter, no sudden heat wave will disturb the training routine!

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It’s also important to stay well hydrated and nourished, summery noms and personal bathing helper are a must for any pingathlete aiming for improvement. 

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With enough practice and stubborn sisu, even a pingu can learn to fly! …at least the few centimeters before the splash, but it still counts!

The Arcade is open again and provides hours of amusement if you’re fond of silly critters like I am. Each pingu comes with a piece of furniture, an effector, and they are scripted to interact with them, padding, hopping and flying all over between various pieces, just like piccoli do, which made them my must-have-them-all collection of this round.

Scene:
D-LAB+LIZAIL – Peti Penguins & Effectors at The Arcade
JIAN – Beach Corgis: Drink Cooler & Beach Towel, wander corgis at The Arcade
O.M.E.N – Beachy Companion & Hiding Piggy at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Chihuahua: Donut Floatie, Beachballin’, Thinking about Stuff at The Arcade
+Half-Deer+ Purrfect Patisserie: Choco Princess Lay at The Arcade
Lost Junction – Surfy Snacks: Watermelon Platter & Hawaiian Kebabs Tray at The Arcade
Dust Bunny – Wanderlust: Thrown Shirt at The Arcade

Avatar:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll V2 Crystal
Mesh: Maitreya Lara body, Slink hands & feet
Hair: Exile – Peaceful Easy Feeling
Bikini, Jewelry & Headdress: Birdy – Boho at The Arcade
Sunglasses: {Imeka} Heart Sunglasses {10} at The Arcade

Poses part of the D-LAB effectors.

Ned the Newt and Hoo-Wo-Man

“I remember when Uncle Flip went missing,” the wise old toad croaked. The newts called him simply All-Seer because surely when one missed eyes it meant they saw more and better than others. “Soon after that the chocolate frog appeared. Coincidence? I think not! Boys, if you do not save your Cousin Fred from the Jar, he’s going to end up chocolate as well. Then chomp! She’ll bite the head right off.”

newthero1csSo it was that the bravest of them all, the young Ned the Newt wiggled his way up the fireplace, freezing in fear only when the spellcasting terror known only as the Hoo-Wo-Man glanced away from the mysterious object she held. Cousin Fred was frantically nudging with his tail toward the true horror: the chocolate frog that surely had to be the missing Uncle Flip!

newthero2dsNed the Newt squirmed between the Jar and the fireplace, waiting for the moment when the mysterious object flew away from the Hoo-Wo-Man so she had to flail to catch it again and look away. Then he pushed with his tail and huzzah! the jar was falling. But the Hoo-Wo-Man was already turning, noticing the movement. Ned lunged after the jar, no time for careful descent!

newthero3dsLanding on the floor was a painful, dizzy experience, but the Jar didn’t break — who knows what kind of materials it’s made of, terrible prison! The Hoo-Wo-Man was approaching already, but Cousin Fred was free! The newts scuttled back into the shadows as fast as they could, losing only Ned’s tail that he bravely left as a decoy to guarantee the safe retreat.

newthero4csBehind them they could hear the mysterious gibberish voice of the Hoo-Wo-Man: “…well, guess no newt familiar then. Maybe something cuddlier.”

The heroic newts, frogs and all the furniture and props are from the Wizarding Faire, the house by Trompe Loeil and the dress with the cape by *katat0nik* are from Collabor88. The earrings by Bliensen + MaiTai are from We Love Role-play and the eyes by Adoness are available in The Body Modification Expo.

Scene: House: Trompe Loeil – Autumn Cottage | Newts & Jar: Silent Sparrow – Purple Newts | Frogs: Beetlebones – Wizarding Phantom Toad A & Chocolate Frog | Table: O.M.E.N – Wizarding Table | Extras on the Table: [Consignment] – The Edinbure Manuscript Silver | Cauldron Full of Books: [Consignment] – The Spell-o d’Cauldron | Other Cauldrons: :{Atomic}: – Cauldrons | Plant in a Cauldron: Floorplan – Dirigible Sapling | Books on the background: Lark 

Body: Skin: Essences – Amaterasu TDRF 02 Brunette | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Albino Tiger* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Mika* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Casual | Feet: Slink – Female Feet AvEnhance Medium

Outfit: Dress: *katat0nik* Wishy Woman Dress old gold | Cape: *katat0nik* Wishy Woman Cape forest | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Alisha lace booties brown* | Bangles: [The Forge] – Ailida’s Bangles WornBronze* | Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonchild Earrings Gold* 

Poses & Held Books: [okkbye] – Wizard Books MM Static 4 & 1

The Alchemist

It’s all about secrets. Secrets and uncovering them. Truths beyond the known and mundane. Most of all it’s about the burning curiosity to learn, to see, to understand. Often also about the power that the knowledge brings, no matter which face the power wields: security, wealth, control, ambition, longevity, life.

alchemist1bsThere are books, tomes, legends of old to form the first steps: to detail what others before you have learned. It is faster than trying to do every basic process yourself, leaning on the curiosity and wisdom of others for the groundwork.

alchemist2bsBut in the end the book-knowledge will reach its limits and the only way forward is to experiment further yourself. Find and map new ways, test and define, draw new parameters after every failure until you can pinpoint the exact method for success.

alchemist3bsLike here: developing the most soothing bath system for mermaids and their cephalopodian friends. Just a touch more sea salt and a little pinch of powdered coral and it’s ideal.

An Alchemist’s Tale set with the armoire, magic circle, poses and the kettle (without the mermaid) are by (*chanimations, available in the new round of We Love Role-play. You can also find the Amarthiel dress by Senzafine, Ysandre piercings by .:ellabella:. and Malynda hair by :esk-imo: in the same event. The mermaid who is honestly just taking a peculiar bath is Phoebe de la Mer by Culprit. She and a lot of the Alchemist’s surroundings (medicine cabinet and bottles by [ keke ], tables by {vespertine}, poetry book by Lark, knick-knacks by O.M.E.N.) are loots from the Arcade.

Scene: Building: Garden of Dreams – The Library* | Alchemist’s Armoire, Magic Circle, Kettle, Poses: (*chanimations – alchemyArmoire (highDetail)* | Mermaid: Culprit – Phoebe de la Mer Tentacle | Medicine Cabinet & Bottles: [ keke ] – Dreamer’s Medicine Cabinet | Small Tables: {vespertine} – Attic Table Set & Treasure Cabinet Red | Book with Flying Pages: Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Poetry | Decor on Small Table: O.M.E.N. – Fairytales

Body: Skin – Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 03 dkbrow B | Eyes: IKON – Eternal Eyes Green | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 10 | Tattoo (face & body): Fallen Gods Inc. – Sanctum Split Sides Full Tintable | Hair: :esk-imo: – Malynda Red 01* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Nails: Orc Inc – Goth Gloss*

Outfit: Dress: Senzafine – Amarthiel Elvish Gown Crimson Noir* | Cuffs: Zaara – Prata Silver Cuff Onyx | Piercings Necklace: .:ellabella:. – Ysandre Raw Rubies & Amethyst Gold* 

Poses: Part of the Alchemist’s Tale set by (*chanimations.