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Shape of You

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Been away for a week shaking off a cold, but meds are working and finally feeling like my old blogging self again.

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Pose :: Blood Thirst*Thank you*Sam Poses @ Was at September Square1 Event

On Her ::

Hair :: Hair Safire – Sintiklia
Top :: Noel Top (Grey)- Spirit @ Uber
Shorts::  Noel Shorts (Grey)- Spirit @ Uber
Pants :: Noel Leggings (Black)- Spirit @ Uber
Shoes :: Usagi Trainers – Vale Koer @ Collabor88 
Choker :: Leather String Choker – RealEvil Industries
Skin ::  Gia (Porcelain) – Spirit
Head :: Catya Bento – Catwa
Body :: Lara & Bento hands – Maitreya

On Him ::

Hair :: Discorded – .Shi
Top :: Knit Jacket and Shirt (Black+B) – :::GB:: 
Pants :: Cotton Pants – ::GB:: 
Head :: Stanley Bento – Catwa
Body :: Deluxe Body –TMP
Hands ::  TMP Male ProHands – Vista Animations
Skin :: Colin – Clef De Peau 


Everything I Can’t Have

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On Her ::

Outfit :: *Exclusive* Cosima Leggings,Top and Chain Belt (Belleza Freya, Belleza Isis, Belleza Venus, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, Maitreya, TMP) with Texture hud*Thank you* – AvaGirl @ Square1 Event (till 30th Sept)
 Nails ::*Exclusive* Natural French ( Maitreya/Bento, Omega, Slink/Dynamic, Vista Bento )*Thank you* – IP Nails @ Square1 Event (till 30th Sept)
Earrings ::*Exclusive* Peace Wire Earrings (resizable and comes with 4 mix and match metals) *Thankyou*– Kitty’s Claws @ Square1 Event (till 30th Sept)
Shoes :: Gemma Sandals(Bellaza, Maitreya, Slink) – RealEvil Industries
Rings :: Luxy Rings – RealEvil Industries
Bracelet :: Emma Bracelets – TABOU (past Crossroads event)
Hair :: Editorial/ Upsidedown – Tableau Vivant
Head :: Catya Bento – Catwa
Body :: Lara – Maitreya

On Him ::

Top :: Knit Jacket & Shirt (Signature, Belleza, Slink, TMP) – ::GB:: @ TMD
Pants :: Cotton Pants ( Signature, Belleza, Slink, TMP) ::GB:: @ TMD
Shoes :: Dress Shoes – ::GB:: 
Hair :: Stephan Hairstyle – DOUX
Tattoo :: Struggle Tattoo – Isuka @ Man Cave
Ears :: Rox –^^Swallow^^
Skin :: Colin – Clef De Peau @ TMD
Head :: Stanley Bento – Catwa
Body :: Deluxe Body – TMP
Pose :: Bachata – Focus Poses


Take It All

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Pose :: By Your Side – The Owl @ Hipster Men’s Event

on her :

Stockings & panties :: Rebel Panties and Stockings fatpack  with hud (Omega, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink) *Thank you*Viena
Hair :: Shanna Evans – DOUX @ Tres Chic
Shoes :: Retro DunksVale Koer
Head :: Catya Bento – Catwa
Body :: Lara & bento hands – Maitreya

On him :

Hair :: Psycho -Stealthic @ TMD
Skin :: Colin – Clef De Peau @ TMD
Pants :: Color Rollup Jeans – Gabriel @ TMD
Shoes :: Trekking Layer Boots – Gabriel @ TMD
Tattoo :: Struggle Tattoo – Isuka @ Man Cave
Watch :: ReVox MCX Watch – RealEvil Industries
Head :: Stanley Bento – Catwa
Body :: Deluxe Body – TMP
Hands :: TMP Male Pro hands – Vista Animations

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Petite Mort – Ruffle Peasant Blouse & BUsted Jeans @ The Instruments Event

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B O D Y // Slink 

H E A D // LOGO

S K I N // It Girls

E Y E S  // IKON – Triumph Eyes

T A T T O O // Prodigy Ink – 7P-Ins


Work Hard, Play Hard but Remember Your Value

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There’s lots of good stuff happening right now in both of my lives. We’re fast approaching the MadPea Celebrity Auction at !Exodus! which brings both of my SL working lives together for a great cause.  A week later we will be launching The Peatonville Asylum adventure game that we have been working on non-stop for over 2 months.

Yesterday I wrote the blog post on the MadPea blog where I announced the hud packages for the game and while the vast majority of feedback there were of course the dissenters who complained about having to pay to play.  The minimum cost to play is L$100. What you get for that L$100 is hours of gameplay, a rich layered storyline, a fun group of people and community to join and play alongside and a goodie bag. The silver and Gold hud packages are loaded with extras and rewards.

What has it cost to develop the game…well I don’t track the exact costs, or know what my colleagues are paid but a team of 15 people working flat out for 2 months, building, scripting, designing, blogging, marketing, graphic designing, texturing, writing, animating, making poses, liaising and organising collaborators. 2 sims, built and decorated as well as the associated costs of those sims. Plus freelancers to fill skill gaps such as making clothing items for the Gold Hud Costumes.  I think most rational people are reading this and thinking “Wow! People really complain about spending 100L$ after all that work” Yes, they do and it’s heartbreaking because no matter how much positive feedback you get the fact that someone can sit in your group and accuse you of being greedy is hurtful. The irony is that if they really stopped to think about it, it’s them that are greedy expecting everything for free.

I believe that are two main reasons for this expectation and I spoke about one of them when I, along with Kiana Writer, was interviewed by Saffia Widdershins at SL12B earlier this year. People are not used to being asked to pay for experiences in SL and therefore they often don’t place a value on them. They go to clubs and don’t expect to tip the venue and sometimes don’t tip the staff because it’s someone else’s responsibility to pay for their entertainment. If everyone thought like that there would be a lot less clubs and venues in SL that’s for sure. But as long as someone else is subsidising their time why should they be bothered. They would however be the first to kick-off if they turned up at their favourite venue and found it ‘pay for entry’ or group only with a group charge. There are free games on the grid…go play one and then try a MadPea game and tell me you don’t notice a difference in quality level.

The second reason I believe is the misbelief that MadPea Games are hunts (in the traditional sense of a hunt). Yes there is a hunting element – you have to find items to complete your passage through the gameplay but you are not hunting prizes. Most standard hunts in SL don’t have full sims themed to the storyline, mini adventures, a storyline, themed outfits to wear to immerse yourself. We make interactive grid-wide adventure games not hunts and our rewards for completing the game are far superior to any ‘hunt’ I’ve ever done in SL. When you play Peatonville at the Gold Level you will get 50 Rewards – 2 from each of the collaborating creators who include Zerkalo, AF, Serenity Style, Botanical, Exile Hair, Noodles, Reckless Tattoos and Junk to name just the first few that came to my mind.

I buy my homes, my clothes, my mesh bodies, heads, hands and feet, my decor, my hair, my accessories… I work hard, all the team do, most of us alongside real life jobs because we love what we do but yes, we value our time and our work and that means it has a price tag. It’s about time other game and experience creators put value on their work and charged accordingly and more than about time that all SL residents understood that you get what you pay for.

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These pics are taken at the starting zone for Peatonville Asylum, Peatonville Bay. The game opens on 2nd October to everyone and on the 1st October to players who win or purchase an early access Gold Key.

Credits: 

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Nao

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Tattoo – White Widow – Focus **NEW** at ANYbody

Jacket and Top – Coco – Cropped Bomber Jacket **NEW** at Shiny Shabby from 21st September

Shorts – Pixicat – Tilde Shorts – **NEW** at Kustom9

Shoes – REIGN – Thigh High Sneakers

Earrings – Kunglers – Blanche – **NEW** at ON9

Poses – Kalopsia Scooter with Poses

 


Putting It Into Practice

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Yesterday I spoke about being kind to others because you never know what is going on behind the avatar. I wrote that item before I went to work for the day. I work in a hospital clinic and later in the day someone came in for treatment that I knew almost 30 years ago.

She was a supervisor at a factory I worked in when I left school as a temp agency worker. I was 16 and she was probably late 40’s, early 50’s then. She was feared by everyone, the temp staff and the full time permanent staff alike. She was not a nice person and made everyone’s life as difficult as possible…and yesterday…she was a shadow of former self. She didn’t remember me. She was quiet, withdrawn and nervous. I mentioned to her while she waited that I had worked with her in the past. We talked for a while about people we knew, the place we worked and reminisced about it. Her eyes lit up, she laughed and smiled. I didn’t mention the bad stuff just spent some time talking to her generally.

It struck me again, all the time she was being difficult when I was 16 what was going on in her life behind the scenes. It felt good to forget that fear and annoyance with her from years gone by and be the one with the power to make a difference to her day in a positive way.

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One of the other things that made me feel good yesterday was finally getting over to Less Than Wicked to take some pics and checking out the items at this round of Tres Chic

I’m in the process of decorating my new house…it’s a long process with so much other stuff going on with MadPea Celebrity Auction and the launch of Peatonville just around the corner but I had to find somewhere for these gorgeous autumnal items from Serenity Style, available at Tres Chic.  Perfect for the rustic Fall look these Autumn Wood Blocks also come with the ground leaves that set them off adorably.

Off to work again now and looking forward to what today has in store.

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Argrace – Tsubasa

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Ricielli – Bonnie Dress **NEW** at Tres Chic

Shoes – fri.day – Didi Wedges

Head – LODE – Head Accessory – Vines (Autumn) RARE Gacha item

Pose – oOo Studio 

Location – Less Than Wicked

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Leaf **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Striped **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-Autumn Wood Block Fall **NEW** at Tres Chic

Serenity Style-New Autumn Leaves **NEW** at Tres Chic

Dust Bunny – Firewood Basket

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floorplan & willow. Venturer wood print / in the wild

floorplan & willow. Venturer wood print / feather


Mainstore Monday – Lamb & Tres Blah

Every Monday I blog a Mainstore Monday meme featuring two mainstores from around the grid. The purpose of this is to redress the balance a little between event shopping and mainstores shopping and show some examples of great mainstores, ideas, sims and places to blog and share with your friends. I love shopping events and will be the first trying to get my pixel butt into all of them but I also love a great mainstore.

This week I’ve visited two stores that share a beautiful sim, Lamb and Tres Blah.

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I adore Lamb hair. When I gained early access to the Hair Fair this year Lamb was one of my first stops and I wasn’t disappointed. I am also loving their hairstyles at this round of the Arcade too. The Lamb hair store is a quaint store on a sim that has the air of a small French town square. The inside of the store is just as full of character as the outside too. Lamb hair ranges from the funky to the cute, often with a more than a dash of retro and vintage to them too. Certainly when I am putting together a vintage or classic style look it’s one of my first stops for hair to compliment the look.

It’s not a huge store but it packs the items in without looking over busy and the items are all well displayed and easily accessible which is no mean feat in a store that has a number of arches and alcoves.

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There’s not a lot of fuss about this store, it very much does what it says on the tin. There’s no big reception area with details of events and giftcards and other sundry items, just a Hello and straight into the business at hand…trying on your hair.

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Directly opposite Lamb is Tres Blah which is fast becoming one of my favourite event stores after recent rounds of awesomeness at events like C88. I haven’t taken too many internal pics of the store as there are a number of ‘Under Construction’ signs up and about…but to be honest they have been there for quite some time so I’m not actually sure if the store is under construction or it’s some kind of clever joke that has gone straight over my head.

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The majority of items in the store are clothing but there is a very good selection of other fashion related items too and also a wall dedicated to the gorgeous gachas that Tres Blah has put together for events like The Arcade.

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The hair that I am wearing in the above pic is in fact that hair that I made total grabby hands for at the Hair Fair and is now available in the Lamb store. I’ll be back next week with another Mainstore Monday. Have a great week everyone!

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Fierce

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Tattoo – White Widow – Focus **NEW** at Anybody

Hair – Lamb – Crave You

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Top – Tres Blah – Kimono

Pants – Maitreya – Hipster **NEW**

Jewelry – Meva – Gipsy Set

 


Checkers for One Ain’t so much Fun

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That said, at least I can’t lose if I play games on my own. After a few rounds of Greedy last night that left me wondering if my name had been put into some Greedy blacklist of players never to win a game!!!

While the weekend is still with us be sure to head over to unKindness and pick up these fabulous Rustic Benches at only 150L$ each in PG and Adult versions which a super-duper colour and texture change menu to mix and match with your home style. *coughs* The animations are really rather good and yes, I tried all of them…in both items…with a little help *winks*

Also starting this weekend is the first round of Gen Neutral a totally new concept event on the grid and one that I can totally get behind. I’ll be featuring more items from that event over the coming days I’m sure.

Flux Sur Mer is one of my favourite sims and there new shopping area is a great place to visit and shop in absolutely stunning surroundings. It really does enhance the shopping experience when you have a whole sim to relax and enjoy. Serenity style has an exclusive item coming up at the next round of their shopping event starting on the 15th September. Games Time includes the checkers board and Bingo card deco which are totally cute and perfect for cluttering up any lived in home.

Maitreya in the meantime broke my bank with this new release of tank tops and hipster pants…I got fatpack mania but they are worth every single L$ and ladies, you know they are gonna fit your Lara bods to perfection!

Credits:

Body – Maitreya Lara

Head – TMP – Classic

Appliers – Lara Hurley Midtone and Elea Head Applier

Hair – Truth – Josette **NEW**

Eyes – IKON – Hope Eyes – Storm

Top – Maitreya – Tank Top **NEW**

Pants – Maitreya – Hipster **NEW**

Pose – Kirin

Decoration:

unKindness – Rustic Bench **SPECIAL** for the Neighbourhood this weekend only

Consignment – Clock **NEW** at Gen Neutral

Serenity Style- Old Checkers & Bingo Frame **NEW** at Flux Sur Mer from 15th September

Soy End Table and Dark Purple Berries Vase

Cheeky Pea –  Delilah Earth Solid Curtain

FANATIK – Rug

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Trap Queen

Trap QueenI’m like “hey, what’s up, hello”
Seen yo pretty ass soon as you came in the door
I just wanna chill, got a sack for us to roll
Married to the money, introduced her to my stove
Showed her how to whip it, now she remixin’ for low
She my trap queen

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Cory
•Body: The Mesh Project – Deluxe (includes hands and feet)
•Skin: >>Aeros Avatar Teghran << Skin :: bakhlava ::  BH
•Eyes: Fatewear– Medium  2.0
•Ears: Mandala – Steking Ears – Season 5 (LM)
•Hair:Aeros – Teghran << Naturals :: basic five
•Outfit: Razor – Hustler Threads
•Shoes: ZED – MESH Star Chucks Ankle Sneakers – Black
•Tattoo: Letis– Angry Wolf
  • Pose:  Verocity – Feeling Gangsta 1