The White Lady of Warm Whispers

The eldest of the Dream Guardians is the one we meet the most and never remember. She’s the Hazebringer, the Mist-Dweller, the Feather Fall in the Fog.

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She sends out her summons every eve, the call for the exhausted to come and join her in rest, to whisper their burdens, their worries, their secrets to her.

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We have all been there, with the White Lady of Warm Whispers. Been there and told her everything. That is why we feel better when we wake up, why the weight has lifted off our shoulders, why things feel clearer for a moment.

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She knows us all, she knows our secrets and she keeps them within her chamber of falling feathers, soft mist and silent echoes of our own whispers.

I created a sister-entity for the Blue Lady of Gentle Waves to tie my characters better together, just to shape a more comprehensive lore of ideas and concepts. As for what the White Lady is wearing, a few notes: Senzafine’s Celestine gown is available in The Fantasy Collective and the shoes by lassitude & ennui in Geeks’N’Nerds.

Scene: Anc Ltd. – Eden. chapel old | Kalopsia – Le Lit de la Marquise white | Scarlet Creative – Meribel Comfort Rug Light | Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 

Body: Skin: Kooqla – Bisquit Pure 04 db | Hair: Clawtooth – Angeles Black Beauty | Eyes: IKON – Lucid Eyes Optimism L | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hands & Feet: Slink – Casual & High

Outfit: Dress: Senzafine – Celestine Gown Mithril* | Shoes: lassitude & ennui – Nanobots ate my mules white/silver (slink high)* | Hand Jewelry: . aisling . – Darshana Hands | Ear Jewelry: . aisling . – Yrs I | Tiara: Bliensen + MaiTai – Moonchild Tiara Dark Silver

Birdies: Infiniti – Paper Birds | Zibska – Xiang |  HPMD* Little Birds White 

Poses: Infiniti – Paper Birds (x2) | Kirin – Athena Pose 5

The Flight of the Dragonfly

“Lady Anisoptera, you are one of the more upstanding citizens of the current Spiral, how would you describe-“

“Oh, you can call me Anise, titles are terribly tedious business. Or Lady Dragonfly if you absolutely must, it has a nicer ring to it.”

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“I did notice that people referred to you as such when I was inquiring how to gain an audience with you. An intriguing nickname.”

“I think they just like to add a little mystique to me, makes amazingly amusing rumors even more scandalous, I guess. Not that there’s any truth to them. I have absolutely nothing to do with the Prototypes and I have met the Spark only once at a dinner party.”

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“But it is however true that you hold a substantial amount of the Spiral’s wealth and influence in your very young hands and that none of it was inherited, correct?”

“Oh, you journalists, always exaggerating. I might know some people and own some property here and there, but it’s hardly substantial.”

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“Nevertheless-“

“Nevertheless you should come and join the next party we’re holding, meet some people, see the situation from a larger perspective. You do know that there’s a club underground right beneath the Station, correct? They have delightful shindigs there several times a week. You should go. Much more interesting than having tea with me. Thank you so much for visiting! Remember: club underground, the Station. Good bye.”

There really is a club underneath the train station in A Clockwork Spiral: Club Gothika’s Mobile Unit functions according their regular schedule, make sure to tune in to the stream when visiting the event area and if you’re in luck timewise: go enjoy the diesel underground! The corset and skirt by :{MV}:, boots and collar by lassitude & ennui and the dragonfly and ladybug jewelry by Bliensen + MaiTai are all available in the Spiral. Same goes for Anise’s surroundings, which is a mix of Spiral furniture from 22769 ~ [bauwerk], Roawenwood and Spyralle.

Scene: House: Scarlet Creative – Neva Captain’s House | Wall Sconce: Spyralle – “Inspiration” Manhattan* | Table, Stool & Plant (first picture): Roawenwood – The Brigadier’s Table Set* | The Rest of the Furniture: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Grammophon, Around the World in One Day Rug, The Vintage Chesterfield, A Clockwork Side Table, Spine Light, Steam Powered Pouf*

Body: Skin: Pink Fuel – Doll v2 <Crystal> Pure blkbrow w eyeshadow soft black & thin gloss pink | Hair: Exile – Dream of Paradise | Eyes: IKON – Hope Eyes Leonine | Hands: Slink

Outfit: Corset & Skirt: :{MV}: – Libertine Corset & Skirt Copper | Boots: lassitude & ennui – Selene Boots black/brown* | Stockings: League – Ella Stockings Light Brown | Collar: lassitude & ennui – Wayfinder Choker Gold* | Jewelry: Bliensen + MaiTai – Aeropleustic Ladybug Earrings, Luminiferous Dragonfly Necklace, Ring, Hairpin*

Poses:  !bang – Carefree 1 | Part of the couch. | N/A

Krampus the Yule Yak

It’s almost time. All the signs are there: the shifting colours to very specific spectrum of reds and greens, the emergence of lights in the middle of the darkness, the mistletoe and holly and all other words ending in -olly.

krampus1csWe’ll leave the reindeers to more commercial types and instead set out with yaks. Nobody expects the yak acquisition! Acquisition and re-delivery, that’s the name of the game. The Great Yak Company: bringing smiles and laughter around the world since the… era that you’ve never heard of but is surely there. Yes.

krampus2bsLittle Krampus here is a perfect candidate, ready for hours of work to find things that were lost and to bring them to people who miss them. Sometimes it’s the same people, sometimes different. We don’t mind, we’re creative about the whole distribution. It’s not about who throws money around the most, it’s about how to make the most people smile in the end.

krampus3bsSo when you have a moment to sit down in all the commercial stress and rush, listen to the clip-clop of tiny yak hooves and prepare to enjoy the spirit of Gothmas: accept yourself with all your misgivings, accept the people around you with all of theirs, take a deep breath and simply smile.

Most of the look can be found in Gothmas by Gaslight: the dress by :{MV}:, the earrings by House of Rain, the eyeshadow by Beautiful Freak and the liner by Pin Me Down are available in Cursed. The ribbony Batty necklace by lassitude & ennui is available in Sium. The delightful stripes in the hair are from the new Winter HUD by Alice Project, colouring your favourite hairdos to new tones. The yule antlers by Cerridwen’s Cauldron are available in the current round of We Love Role-play. The skin by Al Vulo is from The Dressing Room: Fusion, the house by Scarlet Creative from Collabor88, the eyes by Adoness from her Christmas Market and the rocking chair by Atelier Visconti and the yak by +Half-Deer+ from The Garden. The dresser by DIGS, the crown by Schadenfreude and the tree and wreath by Trompe Loeil can be won at The Arcade.

Scene: House: Scarlet Creative – Trilby | Chair: Atelier Visconti – Mont Blanc Rocking Chair | Krampus: +Half-Deer+ Winter Yak Black | Dresser: DIGS – Geary Dresser Moon RARE | Crown: Schadenfreude – Storybook Royalty: Crown of Skulls | Tree: Trompe Loeil – Star Tree | Wreath: Trompe Loeil – Branch Wreath 

Body: Skin: Al Vulo – Mimi Dk dark brow cleavage milk | Eyes: Adoness – Lignum Eyes Weed* | Eyeshadow: Beautiful Freak – Lua Eyeshadow Blood Red* | Liner: Pin Me Down – Julie Eyeliner 8 | Lashes: Redgrave – Luscious | Hair: Alice Project – Bella II* | Horns: Cerridwen’s Cauldron – Yule Antlers*

Outfit: Dress: :{MV}: Translate Dress Crimson* | Shoes: Has Been – Betsy Bow Pumps | Stockings: ~Cannibelle~ Gothic Lace Suspender Tights | Necklace: lassitude & ennui – Batty Necklace Black* | Earrings: House of Rain – Melt Earrings Garnet/Silver* 

Poses: N/A | Kirin – Nina Pose 4 | Part of the chair.

 

 

No News, No Shoes

When will the trade airship arrive? I’ve been waiting for days at the window and nothing. Just occasional wispy cloud passing by before the sunset. No news. No new groceries. Most importantly: no new shoes.

duchess1csThis is a state of emergency that can cause a lady to despair. My latest delight and joy in the form of boots has only five colours I haven’t worn yet! This is utter nonsense and I will make an official complaint to the Air Trade Companies.

duchess2csThis is beginning to be rather disconcerting. Surely nothing bad has happened? I know they hire only the best of squirrel crews, the ones that pass the No Nuts in the Mast test, but still…

duchess3csHow is one supposed to live without constant influx of new shoes, seriously?

The stunning materials-ready Duchess C. Influx dress by deviousMind and the jewelry by Bliensen + MaiTai are available in the current round of We Love Role-play. The house by Scarlet Creative is from Collabor88 and the multitude of boots by lassitude & ennui will be released in the upcoming Shoetopia, opening on November 15th.

Scene: House: Scarlet Creative for Scarlet Apple – Neva Captain House | Couch: . a i s l i n g . – Lady Sciarri | Table: . a i s l i n g . – Edward Table Sun | All the Boots: lassitude & ennui – Jolenta Boots*

Body: Skin: Essences – Song TDRF Lait Brunette | Eyes: Poetic Colors – Summer Wheat | Lashes: Redgrave – 39 – Luscious | Hair: Exile – Crazy in Love Sunset | Hands: Slink – Avatar Enhancement Hands Elegant1

Outfit: Dress: !dM deviousMind – Duchess C. Influx corsetDress/C Leather/Gold* | Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai – Time Loop Necklace* | Earrings: Bliensen + MaiTai – Dewdrop Earrings Red Gold* 

Poses: N/A | Part of the couch. | Kirin – Burlesque Poses Cane Pose 5

52 Colours: Seashell Peach

This colour bested me. Seriously. A year and a quarter of colour challenges and this was it. So vague, so indecisive, so bland. So pastel. Is it off-white? Is it light beige? Is it pale cream? I gave up. So here is Sonya with bunny ears instead!

The seashell blouse by League is the closest match I could find and even that works only in some parts and some lighting, but it’s a pretty cleavagey thing regardless. The metalminx jeans by The Sea Hole complimented it nicely. I’m rather enchanted by the sparkly gem bits on the leg. The bunny hat by FreakyDesign was an absolute must for this weekend.

“Look, no tail!” The furniture is from either The Nest Easter Egg Hunt (ends on 10th April) or Fashioncentric Hi5 Hunt that just started and will go on for the whole April. With that said… shoo, go nom some chocolate eggs!

The Nest Easter Egg Hunt: House: Kukuvaya – Juniper Home (115 prims) | Console: Scarlet Creative – Grace Console (mesh) | Eggs: {what next} – Eggcups

Fashioncentric Hi5 Hunt: Frozen Panty Poses – Easter Basket & Cracked Eggs + Poses – HI5-BUNNY-05 & 07

Other Credits: Skin: League – Sia Fair Bloom | Hair: Elikatira – Again Black 04 | Eyes: Poetic Colors – classic – frozen silver (m) bright | Tattoo Lashes:  Miamai – LesMakeups_Lashes | Eyeshadow: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Coral Fog | Lipstick: M.O.C.K. Cosmetics – Opal Lipcolor Puce | Blouse: League – Seashell Blouse Cream | Pants: The Sea Hole – MetalMinx Jeans – Pearl | Ring: Mandala – Milky Nails White | Hat: FreakyDesign – Bunny Hat