Sunday, November 29, 2015

Krampus - Your Christmas Nightmare

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OutfitPoinsettia Faerie Outfit [mesh] by Caverna ObscuraSLURL
StaffKrampus staff (SLURL
Hair[LeLutka]-ELSA braid snowflakesSLURL
Posean lar [poses] The Beauty SeriesSLURL
SimKrampus – Your Christmas NightmareSLURL

This is a fun, slightly frustrating and informative quest hunt by Dandelion Daydreams Factory.

The quest is in 4 parts, the longest of which takes place at the House of The House of Christian Kind. And it's the first part of the quest. But in the end you learn some about a forgotten Christmas figure who is coming back into the light of recent, with a bit of a new story tossed in. And prizes, lots of neat prizes! You can learn a bit more about it at this link. And the quest runs until the end of January so loads of time to do it!

I highly recommend joining the Dandelion Daydreams group, I would have never gotten out of the house with out help from them! And its a good quest to do with a friend or team up with someone else doing it. And if you can't do either, and get really stuck, IM me and when I get on I'll help you out.

You can see all the photos I took here and warning, some are kinda spoilery if you want to go for the quest on your own.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Gacha Garden photo contest Entries

Trying my hand at another Photo contest, this time for The Gacha Garden

I took two, and neither photo has any post processing all lighting effects where done in world with Windlight.

Meadow Music

In this one I am wearing *{Junbug}* La Boheme [Seed of Inspiration] and the pose is the !Musa! Harp gacha Wood RARE, both items from the current round of the Gacha Garden.

I love the windlight interplay on the gown in this shot. Ode was the perfect spring times sim for this shoot. I wanted a dreamy feel for it and got exactly what I wanted.

Choir Practice

On the fence you see all the *HEXtraordinary* Meowls and I am wearing Neverwish's Star Corset in purple. Both from this round of the Gacha Garden.

This took forever to set up, all those Meowls! But I love the whimsy and humor in it! I took it on my land and left the meowls in place, so now I can go and listen to them when ever I want.

I'm working on another photo contest entry for a different contest but I don't know if I'll get it done in time. Having issues finding the right spot for it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Blasted Heath

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Outfit-Pixicat- Dreamy.Dress (Cosmic)SLURL
Jewelry.:a:. Dangara -Collar&NecklaceSLURL
HairMagika [01] LessonsSLURL
PoseMiwa x.Nomore. Crystal poseSLURL
SimThe Blasted HeathSLURL

The Blasted Heath is a LEA sim based around the short story The Colour Out of Space by H.P. Lovecraft *wikipedia article* which can be read online here

I'm not a reader of Lovecraft, so I was not familiar with the story this sim is based on. But just reading the Wiki synopses gave me enough info to understand this sim. I do wish there was things to do on it and not just look at. Do have your music off and your sounds on to fully experience this sim.

On and pan up fully, there is a cthulhu on the sim!

You can see all the photos I took at this link

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Gacha Gacha!

So Gachas are HUGE ..HUGE in Secondlife right now. And a bit of fun, but they always come with a problem

What to do with all those extras!

I used to have a table at a yard seller but the sim went away. So this week I decided to do something else.

I sent all my doubles to my husband's account, as his marketplace isn't in use and mine is. And put them all up on it, it took for ever. I called the store Adar's Gacha Treasures, A bit of a joke as he's a dragon. I think I priced things fairly, I looked up what other people are selling the same items I have at and priced accordingly. Though I do have a few items I am the only one selling at the moment! And I've already made a few sales.

If you want to take a look the store is here

Friday, November 6, 2015

~Pandora Box of Dreams~ Dream 006: Dreams of Secrets

And here we have the fifth dream from Pandora's box of dreams, a glorious autumnal dream, Dreams of Secrets.

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Outfit*EC* Siofra FairySLURL
Hair""D!va"" Hair "Sienna" SLURL
PoseSari-Sari - Star Lantern (gold speckle)SLURL
Sim~Pandora Box of Dreams~ Dream 005: Dreams of SecretsSLURL

All my photos of this dream are at this link

I have enjoyed every single Dream this sim has given us. I am hoping for one last one, a winter holiday dream, for a good round six dreams, but this autumnal one may be the last. But if they do have another you can be sure I'll photograph the heck outta it! And I hope dreams keep coming next year too!

I admit this dream does not have some of my better photography work in it. I think its getting time for another graphics card upgrade, SL's moving slow on me again. That will happen once I get the money from working Haunted Castle in Muskogee this past October. And I hope that fixes it, if not, saving up for a new motherboard and processor!

This dream was a calming mountainside forest in full fall glory, with many winding paths and streams to explore, a few hidden buildings and little nooks and crannies to discover. I think I found all it's "Secrets" and if I didn't I'd love to know what I missed!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HavenHallow III

Time to go back to the annual holiday fun of HavenHallow!

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Outfit .:.*Queen's*:.Halloween WitchSLURL
Hair*~*Damselfly*~*Talia SLURL
Pose{NANTRA} Illuminati - dancing with ghostsSLURL
SimHavenhollow IIISLURL

This year the Holiday Appreciation Association has teamed up with the Linden Endowment for the arts to bring us this years round of trick or treating and spooking!

The neighborhoods the same with new decorations, a hayride trail *I couldn't find a wagon to ride and the haunted area is in the woods once again, and expanded! Three haunted areas, a haunted house, school and train station. I got a bit of haunt fatigue though and didn't get photos of all the areas, and if there is a party at the end like there has been the past two years, I never found it. I still got a lot of photos though. You can see them all at this link.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The last days...

I haven't been posting much for a variety of reasons. the biggest one being, I am having hard time making this post. But tomorrow the sims go onto the list for deletion so....its time. Much as it pains me. I had thought about digging out old photos but that, that is for a post that I wont be in such tears to make. I'll be making a few more posts about Steelhead in the weeks to come, Fun ones, reminiscing ones., but this is the hard one..the farewell..

Where do I even START?

I know from photos I first set foot in Steelhead in June of 2009, got my first plot there for a store in November of the same year. In February 2010 I moved the Tea Garden to it and that June my home plot.

The store's been long gone but the Tea Garden and my home have been there since I moved in. The Tea Garden was on Cherry Tree lane. This made me stupidly happy as I am a big Mary Poppins fan. And I had just found a final house to never take down again for my home.

I know, the people are what really make Steelhead home, and the people are still about, Heck we even managed to save one of the sims. Nevermoor is now Ravenwood. But things wont ever be the same again. And that makes me so very sad.

I spent several days after the announcement taking photos of the sims, desperately trying to get photos before people took down their plots. I failed on this, some folks up and left before the ink was dried on the post it seems. But I got most of it.

A farewell in photos - Steelhead St. Helens
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Boomtown
A farewell in photos - Steelhead
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Harborside
A farewell in photos - Steelhead Nevermoor

A shot of all the sims, from a corner of St. Helens to Nevermoor way in the distance

I feel so incredibly blessed to have lived in Steelhead. I will miss having a place on Cheery Tree Lane. The Sims will always have a spot in my heart. And I am so incredibly glad the people are not leaving, just, spread out over Secondlife a bit more.

There's was just something special about Steelhead. The sims where beautiful, Lunar is such an amazing builder, and those living there tried to find homes and buildings to live up to his abilities.

I will treasure every moment I live three, mourn and yet celebrate it with those in the group, and await a time when the sims, in a way, may rise again.

Not only was it home, it still IS home, as Steelhead is truly in your heart and not the sims.