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 Courtier Game

The life of a courtier can be surprisingly challenging. Instead of having to worry about food, shelter or material concerns you’re stuck as a pawn on a chessboard that no one really even truly plays, although many hold the delusion they do. The game simply happens.

courtier1bsWhen it comes to the women of any historically traditional court — or even the majority of the imagined ones — there are several approaches to the game one can take. One can be fully a pawn, but make sure one’s value is high enough for the others to keep protecting you. One can also use it as a cover while actually having more in-depth plans under the oblivious-but-valuable cover.

courtier2bsOne can be openly pragmatic, sharp and widely acknowledged as a player in the game, as someone you want on your side or someone to be concerned about. The power and reputation can form alliances and gain one respect, but it can also drive one very very down if anyone with more perceived power should become annoyed.

courtier3bsFor most of the time it is very good to be the queen, indeed. The most power on the board, the most control and yet also the most wanted position and therefore the most luring target. Once in the position one cannot afford one single lapse of judgment or the game is over. For that particular piece.

The new dresses by The Muses spoke to me in so many voices that I had to sneak in several of them in one post.

Scene: Building: Garden of Dreams – The Roman Bath* | Furniture: ~Libertine~ Marquis Set*

Pawn: Skin: Essences –  Cancer Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Lucid Eyes Optimism | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: D!va – Chiharu Cat’s Eye Forelock | Dress: The Muses – Cecily White* | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Dewdrop gold/white* | Pose: Exposeur – Advent Gift 6 F

Player: Skin: Essences – Gemini 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Horizon Eyes v2 Dark Turquoise | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: D!va – Naomi Garnet | Dress: The Muses – Margaret Autumn* | Necklace: House of Rain – Bring on the Dancing Horses ruby/gold* | Pose:  !bang – Intuition 5

Queen: Skin: Essences – Whisper *Forgive me* 02 Light Rose Brunette | Eyes: IKON – Sunrise Eyes Deep Violet | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Liner: Pin Me Down – Liner 7 | Hairdo: D!va – Ruri Type B Onyx | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Dress: The Muses – Regina Purple* | Necklace & Earrings: *~*Illusions*~* Curiata Collar & Earrings | Tiara: lassitude & ennui – Dreamer Tiara silver/purple | Pose: A part of the furniture.

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

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

Unicorns and Rainbows

Not quite pink nor fluffy and not exactly dancing, but close enough! I also have my doubts on whether this particular unicorn will dance, frolic or prance. Seems like there’s a touch of a night mare in her eyes instead of mindless happiness.

pfudor3csBut frolicking or not, rainbows are where the unicorns graze, correct? If not graze, maybe at least lounge. Laze. Stretch and roll around in the clouds indulgently while watching down.

pfudor2csPerhaps even step through to other realms to cause mischief help innocents. That is what they do, right? If you’re not an innocent, you might as well be a walking target practice. Unicorns have high standards, after all!

pfudor4csThis moment of colourful cartoon attempt was brought to you by the Taste the Rainbow Hunt and of course Pink Fluffy Unicorns on Rainbows. You are all welcome.

The unicorn horn, tail and forehead stars by .aisling., the burlesque rainbow outfit by deviousMind, the lipstick by Pink Fuel and the rainbow with poses by WetCat are all from the Taste the Rainbow Hunt that started today. The skin by Pink Fuel is from the latest round of We Love Role-play and the eyes by Pin Me Down are from The Thrift Shop.

Scene: Rainbow and Poses: ::WetCat:: A Rainbow

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley Opaline Lid 01 dkbrow B | Hairdo: Alice Project – Victoria* | Eyes: Pin Me Down – Aniara* | Prim Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Tattoo Lashes: cheLLe – Anime Lashes (Pink) | Lipstick: Pink Fuel – Metallic Lipsticks Lt. Tones Red | Hands: Slink – Mesh Hands (av) Elegant1 | Feet: Slink – Womens Medium Barefeet | Horn, Tail, Forehead Stars: . a i s l i n g . Rainbow Candy, Sugar & Sugar Stars

Outfit: Corset & Necklace: deviousMind – Sweet Rose Valentina Rainbow Edition | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Opium Mules with Pompom purple & red (for slink feet)* 

Poses: Part of the rainbow by WetCat.

The Power of Words

The temptation to bring forth creatures from other realms with the power of words, the call of unknown, the intoxicating surge of power, the feel of complete control in your hands…

summoning1bsOr perhaps it is not a summoning, but transformation. Four guests arrived for dinner, but no one saw them leave. The remarkably exotic and strange menagerie of the marquessa did grow overnight, though…

summoning2bsThe power of words can also be in the lack of them. The lack of accusations, judgment, proof. No words, no problems. If an extraordinarily large amount of locals have suffered tragic (interplanar) travel accidents or decided to settle down into a simpler existence (in kennels), surely no one can point a finger at the richest woman in the march.

summoning3bsBesides, a simple life consisting of carrots or chasing fireflies solved all those pesky little problems they were complaining about. They should be grateful, truly.

The magic circle with books, spells and poses by (*chanimations, the skin, makeup, the horns and their accessories by The Plastik, the dress by The Lounge and the shoes by Bliensen + MaiTai are all from the current round of We Love Role-play Event. The torque and accompanying bracelets by lassitude & ennui can be purchased in this very last round of Zodiac.

Disclaimer: The summoning and/or transformation might or might not result in meeroos, bunnies, otters, ancient gods or prim-cube-headed newbs. None of the credited creators nor the writer are responsible for the outcome or the lack of it.

Scene: Building: Garden of Dreams – The Dining Room* | Furniture: ~Libertine~ The Marquis Set* | Magic Circle, Books, Spells & Poses: (*chanimations – Sourceress Set – Power of Word Update v.2.5* | Unfortunate Guests: Ozimals Bunnies, Meeroo & Ohmai Otter

Body: Skin: The Plastik – Astrali Skin Moon Elf* | Makeup: The Plastik – Soul Ink Reloaded Liner-Smudge & Ataciara Lip Stripe* | Eyes: IKON – Kaleido Eyes Day | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Sky Everett – Cerdwin Rococo Black

Outfit: Dress: The Lounge – The Marquessa Medieval Split Skirt & Ruffled Bodice Carnelian* | Necklace & Bracelets: lassitude & ennui – Lion’s Paw Torque Gold* | Horns, Earrings, Circlet, Lip Piercing: The Plastik – Camael Horns Black* | Shoes: Bliensen + MaiTai – Griselda2*

Poses: Part of the magic circle by (*chanimations.

Crystal Lotus

In the myths of a world with a violet sun there’s a story of the spirit of the crystal lotus. Not unlike the myths of dryads in our world, she’s the essence of these plants taken humanoid form.

crystallotus2bsThey say one can catch a glimpse of her during the dark dawns, when the lotus flowers tilt their heads toward the sun and the long cycle of the five moons is over. They say she is so imbued by the moons that the sudden dawn brings her forth into the humanoid shape, wading in the crystaline waters until the first proper ray of light.

crystallotus3bsThere are stories saying that the humanoid form is an attempt to communicate with the ones she mimics. There are old legends of heroes gaining ancient wisdom from her, but even more stories of others trying to capture her.

crystallotus1bsPerhaps that is why the sightings of the crystal lotus have become so rare that her whole existence has become a myth. A legend of reaching for a woman and finding yourself holding only a flower.

The Crystal skin by Fallen Gods Inc., the moon lotuses by Cerridwen’s Cauldron and the piercing by .:ellabella:. are all discounted and available in the current round of We Love Role-play Event.

Scene: Lotuses: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Moon Lotus/Emissive

Body: Skin: Fallen Gods Inc. – Crystal Violet OpalFae Gloss* | Eyes: NoirOptix – Pale Violet  Eyes | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hairdo: Alice Project – Megan v2*

Jewelry: Piercings: .:ellabella:. – Lunar*

Poses: !bang – Carefree 2 & Overcome 5 | aDORKable Poses – Sunny 2

Red Reaper

Almost a superhero name. Or a villain. Depends on which side of the glaive you look at it. This particular reaper might have red-toned skin, sharp horns and armor fitting for any evil overlord’s guard, but maybe she’s changed her ways. Maybe she’s fighting both the preconceptions against demons and the evil overlord?

redreaper1csWhen you stop laughing and/or rolling your eyes I must admit that she does make an excellent member of the said evil overlord army. I’d imagine her and her company are sent out to finish the jobs the regular army doesn’t get done. Or possibly the job of pruning and punishing the army itself when they screw up. They will screw up, you know the evil overlord’s army always does.

redreaper2bsOn the bonus side: at least they’ll die looking at something pretty.

The armor by The Muses, the skin by The Plastik and the horns by .{Rue}. are all available in the current round of We Love Role-play Event that just opened today. The mask by [BlackPearls] can be won in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival and the hairdo by Alice Project can be purchased in the very last round of Zodiac. The glaive by [EZ] Weaponry comes with a colour change HUD so you can turn the weapon fit for the less evil characters as well.

Scene: Garden of Dreams – The Tomb*

Body: Skin: The Plastik – Astrali Blood Elf* | Eyes: IKON – Utopia Eyes Dark Red | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Brows: Bilo – Black Eyebrow* | Liner: Beautiful Freak – Obake Red* | Hairdo: Alice Project – Leah* | Horns: .{Rue}. Horns/Pyromancer: Dominion*

Outfit: Armor: The Muses – Penghel Black/Red* | Mask: [BlackPearls] – Spider Mask White | Weapon: [EZ] Weaponry – Glaive of Ulysses Black*

Poses: ::Picture This!: – Jewelry Model 1 Mirror & 2

Sea Sorceress

Does she summon storms or calm tsunamis? Do you feel dubious when watching her on the platform temple raised from the sea, casting her spells? Do you sigh of relief when someone makes sure the waves won’t swallow the island whole?

seasourceress3bsThe truth is in the eye of the beholder, at least until it’s too late. One chance to either interrupt her casting or let her complete it. When it’s over there’s no turning back.

seasourceress2bsIs your first instinct to trust or doubt? Are you prone to act first, think later? Will the destruction be on your head, no matter if you acted or not, simply based on if you trusted or not?

seasourceress1bsThe world is how we see it: how many sea sorceresses do you judge and interrupt daily, how many do you trust and thank? It’s all a matter of perception.

The gazebo imagined as a temple by Cerridwen’s Cauldron, the magic circle with poses and colour-change spell effects by (*chanimations, the skin and eyes by The Plastik, and the outfit by ~The Library~ are all available in the new round of We Love Role-play Event. The crown by GSpot and the necklace by [The Forge] can be won in the Fantasy Gacha Carnival.

Scene: Structure: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Jellyfish Gazebo Reduced Size Green Basalt & Jellyfish Lamp Green Basalt | Magic Circle, Poses, Effects: (*chanimations – Sourceress Summon and Spell Update v2.5*

Body: Skin: The Plastik – Astrali Skin Basic High Elf* | Eyes: The Plastik – Vaele Coll Mesh GlazeGreen* | Hairdo: Alice Project – Melissa* | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Makeup: Beautiful Freak – Jackal Eyes Green & Girl Poison White* 

Outfit: Dress & Vest: ~The Library~ Margaery Dress Green* | Necklace: [The Forge] – Boadicea’s Necklace RARE Silver* | Bracers & Armlets: [The Forge] – Boadicea’s Bracelets Silver* | Crown: GSpot – Suncrown Dawn

Poses, Spells, Magic Circle: (*chanimations – Sourceress Summon and Spell Update v2.5*