Little Helper

I know it’s not yet December, that’s the whole point. Did you really think we bother checking on people then? Everyone expects us around that time. The point is to keep an eye on people around the year, not just for one month.

littlehelper3bsSo, I hope you have tried your best to get to the right list this year. I assure you that the difference between rum bottles and pink oversized sweaters is very clear. The Little Helper Division always follows the rules. We know that if we don’t, there’ll be brown quilting in our future.

littlehelper1bsFor your sake we better have very clear documents and proof on your general level of naughtiness. If we don’t you better hurry, dress in black and indulge in some gothic debaucheries right this moment. We have house appliances in storage if you don’t.

littlehelper2bsWe don’t even have to check our list twice, because we happen to be sufficiently efficient the first time. You just watch out, because Sandy Claws is coming to town and Gothmas is just around the corner!

Gothmas by Gaslight is indeed just around the corner, opening December 15th. Blogger applications are still open if you are so inclined. (Black -is- a festive colour.) The boots and the corset are both by :{MV}: – boots available in Shoetopia and the corset in Genre. The hair and nails by Adoness can be purchased in The Thrift Shop. The feather pauldrons by Zibska are from The Men’s Department. The lipstick by Beautiful Freak is an extremely early teaser for Gothmas by Gaslight and not available yet.

Scene: Studio Skye – Enchanted Tree Tunnel

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Jezebel Vamp Black Brow* | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Werewolf* | Liner&Shadow: Beautiful Freak – Obake Makeup Black* | Lipstick: Beautiful Freak – Bad Candy Blood Red Lower* | Hair & Shaved Hairbase: Adoness – Andromeda Scarlet* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant | Blender (makes hands black): Orc Inc – Blender Coal* | Nails: Adoness – Slink Enhancement Fingernails Queen Cathrine*

Outfit: Top: GALLACTIC – Element Solid Black* | Pants: GALLACTIC – Earthfall Grey* | Corset: :{MV}: – Dominion Corset Vitae | Boots: :{MV}: – Derezzed Boots Vitae | Shoulder Feathers: Zibska – Keallach Pauldrons* | Collar: SAKIDE – Attitude Collar Red* | Earring: Zibska – Tess*

Poses: !bang – Mini Series – Overcome 2 | HopScotch – Short Tempered 4 | aDORKable Poses – Love Gun II GroundSit2

Day and Night

Blessed Sun, Bringer of Warmth, Governess of Growth, Ruler of Day. Give us energy to exist, to change, to move, to live. Bring fire to our endeavors, warmth to our homes, bravery to our steps forward. Allow your heat to kindle ours, your rays to light our world, your radiance to enlighten our thoughts.

sistersun1csBlessed Moon, Bringer of Peace, Caller of Dreams, Ruler of Night. Give us serenity to balance our daily struggles, visions to guide our paths, silence to soothe our souls. Allow us to see ourselves in your reflection, to glimpse our true-selves through you for just like your Sister is too bright to gaze upon, we can perceive ourselves only in our dream-selves.

sistermoon2csThat is our nature, divided between two heavenly bodies. Some favor one sister above the other, but we all need them both. Every day, every night, or we are lost.

The Shining Sun gowns by The Muses can be purchased in the current round of We Love Roleplay.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Desert* | T R I D E N T – Egyptian Tomb I

Sister Sun: Skin: Glam Affair – Renee My Gitana 03 RAV | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Lion* | Liners: Beautiful Freak – Jackal Eyes Orange & Girl Poison Black* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Tekeli-li – Ashtoreth Black | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Hand&Arm Blender & Nails: Orc Inc* | Gown: The Muses – Shining Sun Gold/Ivory* | Collar & Bracelets: *~*Illusions*~* Khepra | Pose: Musa – Fantasy Pose 062

Sister Moon: Skin: Glam Affair – Renee Sinless 02 RAV | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Pale Glass | Liners: Beautiful Freak – Nierika Eye Makeup White & Odetta Eye Makeup Black* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Tekeli-li – Hathor Silver | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Hand&Arm Blender & Nails: Orc Inc* | Gown: The Muses – Shining Sun Silver/White* | Collar & Snake Headpiece: *~*Illusions*~* Semeret | Pose: Frozen Panty Poses – HI5-Bunny-07

The Blue Lady of Gentle Waves

Dream Guardians come in many shapes and forms, sizes and temperaments. The Blue Lady has carried many names in many cultures, times and places: Soft Singer. Hazebringer. Sway of Serenity. Calm Caller. The Sailor of the Gentle Waves.

dreamguardian1csShe is the one you call when you sing a lullaby, the one you hope will come to you when you take a deep breath and wish to find peace in your dreams. Her presence soothes all the daily worries, lets them fade into the blue haze, lets your mind drift freely and rest calmly.

dreamguardian2csShe will sail on the river of dreams for as long as you are with her: always sailing for the destination is not of importance, only the gently rocking motion of the boat and the lullaby of lapping waves.

dreamguardian3csNo nightmare dares to approach her. They know that near her even they would lose their power and drift to peaceful sleep at her feet, too content to remember the horrors they had conjured up. So she sails with her peaceful passengers that come and go as they reach for her in their dreams and fade back to the waking world well-rested: sails and smiles.

The Blue Lady’s Ceridwen gown by Evie’s Closet and the Maris headdress and necklace (gacha) by GSpot are available in the current round of We Love Roleplay.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Moonshine Boat*

Body: Skin: Jalwa – Jezebel Vamp Ethereal Black Brow* | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Dragon* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Vicious Violet* | Hair: Analog Dog – Scene Space Dream | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Nails: Orc Inc – Glitter Colors*

Outfit: Gown: Evie’s Closet – Ceridwen We Love RP* |  Headdress & Necklace: GSpot – Maris Headdress v1 Black & Necklace Blue Silver* | Bangles: [The Forge] – Ailida’s Bangles Black* | Standard at the Back: GSpot – Vexillum of Bellerophon Silver Blue*

Poses: Orc Inc – Behind 5 | aDORKable Poses – Sunny 1 | !bang – Taurus 5

What If?

It is the night for dark secrets, mysteries and myths. It is time for imagination to dwell in all the frightful spots at the back of your head, indulge in the startles, channel your mundane concerns into the fear of unknown and improbable, with that faint little voice within asking ‘what if?’ 

bloodhostess2csIt is time for delicious treats, delicious thoughts. Make your fears tangible, taste them on the tip of your tongue, reach for more, find ways to combat them by becoming one yourself.

bloodhostess3csTake comfort in the knowledge that soon the visitation will be over and everything will be back to safe normalcy: all the monsters will be back under your bed or in your closet, haunting you only in the moments of your weakness.

bloodhostess1csBut for now, tonight: dance with demons, inhale the fear, let the quiet what-if whisper grow into a roar: What if it is all true? Why couldn’t it be? After all, This Is Halloween.

The skirt by SAKIDE is a part of a special Obscure Dress in her Halloween House, the horns by Cerridwen’s Cauldron can be won in a gacha, the eyes by Pin Me Down are available in Flux, and the posture collar and necklace by [The Forge] are from Horrorfest. The bloodstained hair colour dye HUD by Alice Project is a part of her Halloween Massacre Specials: if you haven’t yet visited, go grab a free bloodstained hairdo, today is the last day!

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Tomb*

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ – B&W Ninja | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Vibrant Eyes Red* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye makeup lines: +Nuuna+ – Ara Black & Eyeliner | Face Tattoo: Fallen Gods Inc. – Dead Man’s Grin | Hair: Alice Project – Steph w Bloodstained HUD* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Hand Blender (makes them black) & Nail Polish: Orc Inc* | Horns: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Wyrm Horns

Outfit: Skirt: SAKIDE – Obscure Skirt Blood* | Top: World’s End Garden – Romance Le Noir | Collar: [The Forge] – Battelina Posture Collar* | Necklace: [The Forge] – Battelina Ultra Rare Silver* 

Poses: N/A | Orc Inc – Claws 3 | Exposeur – Back to Black 6

Liberty of Mind

What would happen if you’d truly free your mind? Open up all the cages of preconception, pull back the dark coils of public opinion, release all the tentative ponderings free to fly.

freefromcoils1csWould they surprise you, your own thoughts, your own preferences and opinions? Would you like them, understand them, comprehend yourself better? Would you see eye to eye or struggle to accept yourself?

freefromcoils3csThere is only one way to find out: lure them out from their hiding, remove the excuse covers you had piled up on them, break all the dimmed windows walling them in and let them fly free.

freefromcoils2csOne thought at a time.

Anjul eyeshadow by Zibska is available at the Cosmetics Fair, the eyes by Adoness are from the Body Modification Expo and the Agrona outfit by Zibska is a new release.

Body: Skin: +Nuuna+ Kati Skin (Goth) | Eyes: Adoness – Bestia Eyes Lion Mesh Glow* | Hair: !lamb. – Cities in Dust Ink | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Zibska – Anjul Smoke* | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1 | Black Blend: Orc Inc – Blend Hands Coal* | Nails: Orc Inc – Pastel Shimmer*

Outfit: Dress & Hat: Zibska – Agrona Noir* | Necklace: Zibska – Bodil* | Birds: Zibska – Xiang The Birrrds* 

Poses: aDORKable Poses – Sunny 2 | Musa – Gown 010 | Musa – Gown 009

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.

Titania’s Call

Trapped on a distant shore, banished to another plane, lost in a world alien to her, she calls. Who knows why she is there, what her crimes were, if she is innocent to any except her very existence, if she used her powers for her own gain and was caught or if the ruler of her own plane changed and she fell out of favour.

titania1bsThe delicate bracelets grow and wrap and pulse around her wrists, keep her from casting a portal home, imprison her to the spot, immortal life turned into a punishment of watching the blood red skies and calling, always calling.

titania2bsAll she has left is hope and time. Neverending supply of one, desperate surge of the other. Her eternal red dusks are spent in weaving plans. There is nothing else to do: weave and keep calling. Never stop calling.

The Titania gown is a new release by !dM deviousMind, available both in the main store and in The 24.

Scene: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Jellyfish Gazebo

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 02 Pale Dust Brunette* | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet Eyes | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Eye Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Obake Violet* | Lipstick: Zibska – Belle Six* | Hairdo: Exile – Fire To The Rain Naturals | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1

Outfit: Gown: !dM deviousMind – Titania FairyQueen Gown Purple w Glitter Ivy* | Jewelry: House of Rain – As Darkness Falls Necklace, Bracelets, Rings Amethyst/Old Silver* | Mask: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Mask

Poses: Orc Inc – Claws 4 | aDORKable Poses – 17 of 25 2012

The Butterfly Dance

It is what they do: dance. They flitter in the air, carried by the tiniest breezes, practically weightless, just a shape of bright colours in the corner of your eye.

prettybutterfly3bsOnce in more solid humanoid form, they still dance. They still feel drawn to colours, flowers and growth. They still greet the sun like it was the main source of nourishment instead of the sweet nectar.

prettybutterfly1bsThey still live in the now of the current ray of light, the warmth, the sights, the tastes, the movement. Every dance could be the last, so they never cease embracing the sun.

The rainbow wings by Deviance are a part of the Taste the Rainbow Hunt, the fairy outfit by Evie’s Closet can be won in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, the hairdo with roses by D!va and the poses by Exposeur can be purchased in the current round of Collabor88, the skin by Essences from the Dressing Room Fusion and the lipstick by Pin Me Down from the Thrift Shop.

Body: Skin: Essences – Whisper *Forgive me* 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet Eyes | Hair with Roses: D!va – Layla Type A Onyx | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Lipstick: Pin Me Down – Tiken* | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant 1 | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Fruit Fatpack* | Wings: Deviance – Titania Fairy Wings Rainbow & Fairy Dust Particles

Outfit: Top & Skirt: Evie’s Closet – Minuet Yellow & Orange | Necklace: Maxi Gossamer – Jewelled Butterfly Necklace Short 2 Gold | Butterfly Swarm: Balderdash – Flutterbye Swarm | Butterfly Crown: Evie’s Closet – Butterfly Crown

Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 5 & 1

Find the Colours

Life can easily feel black and white sometimes. Not only in the clarity within your mind about how things are, without a doubt or a second thought, but in that there’s no colours anymore.

feathers1dsEvery day routines turn dull, force blinders on you, keep you treading the same path, staring straight ahead — or at your feet so you won’t slip — preventing you from seeing any other paths around you.

feathers2dsIf something makes you raise your head to look around, you might realize there’s other paths, countless roads leading to different destinations and that some of them are still brightly coloured and alive. That something is usually a question, a doubt, that second thought about if things truly are meant to be this way.

feathers3dsThe trick is to find those colours, to follow them to find more, to paint your life alive again.

The piano by Alouette, peacock by MishMish, dress by the Secret Store, jewelry by HANDverk, headband and feather fan by Volstead, poses by Exposeur and Kirin and hair by [monso] are all available in the birthday round of Collabor88.

Scene: Room: Garden of Dreams – The Piano Bar* | Piano: Alouette – Evelyn Piano Worn Black Wood | Peacock: *MishMish* – White Peacock The Dazzle stand1

Body: Skin: Essences – Clover 01 Pale Dust Brunette* | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Odetta Forest* | Hair: [monso] – Daisy | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant | Feet: Slink – Mesh Feet Medium | Nails: Orc Inc – Pastel Shimmer*

Outfit: Dress: The Secret Store – Sequined Flapper Dress v1 Vanilla | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Opium mules black for slink feet* | Headband & Fan: Volstead – Peacock Headband & Fan Gold/Green* | Jewelry: [HANDverk] Zelda Necklace & Earrings Green*

Poses: Exposeur – Back to Black 3 | Part of the piano. | Kirin – Florence Pose 4

Bonus to Stun

It’s what drow (and elven in general) armors have always been based on: less the actual protection, more the stun effect of the opposite gender staring and gaping with their mouths open, making them easy kills.

drowarmour1bsTherefore bright colours, daring cuts, form enhancing designs and silky fabrics have always been on top of the armory list. The illusion of armor can be achieved by adding pieces of beautifully smithed metal into areas that do not cover anything strategically sexual, like shoulders and arms.

drowarmour2bsThe more serious soldiers might even pass the traditional stiletto heels and wear pragmatic stompers instead, but only if they are sufficiently gorgeously crafted. Balancing the look with enough eyecatchers slightly higher will guarantee the successful stun effect.

The skin by Fallen Gods Inc., the hair by Analog Dog and the pauldrons, bracers and the boots by [The Forge] are all available in the current round of We Love Role-play Event. The necklace by [The Forge] that the drow is using as an improvised headband/crown can be won in Fantasy Gacha Carnival. Despite astonishing match I must put an extra disclaimer on the system layers and the coat tails: the outfit is by Bare@Rose, one of my old favourites. It simply worked so perfectly with the armor bits that I had to combine the two.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – Tibetan Temple*

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Hybrid Cyan Sacred* | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Girl Poison Black* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Analog Dog – Ism Purple | Ears: *~*Illusions*~* Seelie Ears*

Outfit: Pauldrons, bracers, upper arm armour, chestbelt: [The Forge] Daerwen Red/Gold* | Boots: [The Forge] Daerwen Red/Gold* | Outfit: Bare@Rose – Arachne Red | Belt: [The Forge] Boadicea’s Belt* | Headband: [The Forge] – Boadicea’s Necklace Gold* (attached higher)

Poses: Orc Inc – Behind 5 | aDORKable Poses – Smart 4m