Category Archives: Kalopsia

301. Romantic Eve



Featured Events:
Collabora88 (Jan. 8th - Feb. 6th)
The Epiphany (Jan. 15th - Feb. 12th)

Hair: Slow Dancing by Exile @ Collabora88
Outfit: "Allure" by Pixicat @ The Epiphany
Dress Black
Kimono Red

Decors:

Fairylight Rose Vines by Half-Deer @ Collabora88

"Romance & Roses" Gacha by Sayo @ The Epiphany
Dining Table
Love Chair
Champagne
Heart Balloons Red
Box of Roses Pink

"Gold & Roses" Set by Kalopsia @ Collabora88
Candelabra
Cake
Rose & Berries Decoration

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

 


All around the wind blows.

Quick post! It’s Friday, I am off to do all the other things.

All around the wind blows.

 
I do really love these new jeans from Addams though, great butt on them too :P
All the credits are below <3

→ Skin: Glam Affair – (Aida Ewing)  – Luna skin – Asia Tone
→ Hair: Tableau Vivant \  – (M4ri1yn Magic) –  Editorial Western wind @ The Arcade
→ Top: Absolut Vendetta – (VistaMesh) – Draped Halter Top*MAITREYA
→ Jeans: Addams // – (Amalia Rainwood) – Lixie Ripped Super Skinny Jean // Maitreya @ Kustom9
→ Shoes: Pure Poison – (Shaleene Kenin) – Laura Sandals – Blue

Scene

:CP: – (Isla Gealach) – Watercolour Canopy (Adult) @ FaMESHed
Kalopsia – (Isabeau Baragula) – Flying leaves (orange)
[PM]Pixel Mode – (Tya Fallingbridge) – Aster Chair w/Blanket and Pillow @ FaMESHed
{anc} – (aki69) – cotton bunny. sugar


Fall chores

Fall chores
click pic for bigger sizes
Credits
Garden stuff by Plaaka The Arcade Gacha Event
Fall Harvest - Barn by Pixel Mode The Arcade Gacha Event
Fall Harvest - Barrel Display by Pixel Mode The Arcade Gacha Event
Fall Harvest - Wagon Wheels by Pixel Mode The Arcade Gacha Event
Fall Harvest - Clucky's Feed by Pixel Mode The Arcade Gacha Event
Leaves by Kalopsia Tres Chic NEW! Starts September 17th

Red Riding Hood’s Picnic

HEAD: VCO - Elf head 08 gacha
HAIR: /Wasabi Pills/ Momo Mesh Hair - Browns Pack
DRESS & CAPE: ::{u.f.o}::red riding hood - cape - short *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha

SCENE:
Food (all): {Imeka} Little Woodland party *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha
Basket: ::{u.f.o}::red riding hood - basket (rez) *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha
Kalopsia - Topiary Red Roses
Kalopsia - Hanging Tree
Kalopsia - Wolf Trophy Head
Mutresse-Cheeky Raccoons-Peekaboo *NEW* @The Arcade Gacha
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox - Curious 1 gacha
/artilleri/ Picnic blanket

I’m not just Special, I’m a Limited Edition…

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I played with that quote a bit because the original is ‘I’m not special, I’m a Limited Edition’ and when it comes to this elegant Asian loft skybox from DaD Designs it is most definitely special too! The 100% original mesh loft comes with two options, one with a privacy cube, with a footprint of 28 x 28 and 30 x 30 respectively and is perfect for a home or store or that separate lil getaway place in the sky.  Crazy to think that’s it’s only 31Li!!!

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The best thing about this tranquil, peaceful place to call home is that it’s a Limited Edition at the 24 Designer 2015 which runs from the 11th to the 19th and only 150 of these will be sold which means that you won’t find them all over the grid in everybody else’s parcels and will be far more exclusive to you to show off to your friends. But you have to be quick as the event only runs for a week and these will sell super fast at only L$390.

Everything, except the space, is small…the price, the Li, the number available so grab one while you can because everyone needs a place to call nirvana.

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Credits:

DaD Design – Asian Loft – **LIMITED EDITION – NEW & EXCLUSIVE** at 24 Designer 2015

Botanical – Waterlilys

Culprit Zen Screen Tonbo

Culprit TSUKUBAI (mesh)

MadPea Bonsai Tsukikage RARE

MadPea Bonsai Hizashi RARE

=Zenith= pingfeng

tarte. hot air balloon tealights

{anc} Bdream Umbrella

[[RH]] Wagasa lamp

[DDD] Paper Lanterns – Mixed Trio (Special)

[DDD] Paper Cranes Array

{anc} Bdream Rugachair

[[RH]] IRORI

*AF* Milltown Traveler’s Table Complete

*AF* Money Plant Small

Kalopsia – Wall Cup Lights

Culprit Zen Tansu

Culprit Zen Andon

MadPea Bonsai Ryu

MadPea Bonsai Kojiki

[[RH]] Japanese Tea set

Culprit Japanese Zaisu Set D (mesh)

.:revival:. sisal rug

Culprit Pebble Orb Fountain (mesh)

Scarlet Creative Rosemary Plant

EarthStones Incense Horizontal – Brass/Amber

MadPea Bonsai Tsume

{anc} Bdream Sakurapot

-[Zacca]- Zataku

Aphrodite Japanese bonsai with nature sounds & butterflies

Dutchie japanese panel spring

**Please note that I have added the water in the 2nd picture as part of my decoration**


The Girls

Left

Hair:MOON - MOON // Hair // Dissolve - Group Gift
Skin/Head:Genesis Lab - Genesis_Head_Julia_2.0
Tattoo:{DATUM} - { DATUM } Omen //White tattoo - in KME
Collar:Pixel Geek - Love & Lust Collar - in KME
Nails:Call Girl - [Call Girl] - Black Lace - in KME
Bodice:BOMBSHELL - BOMBSHELL peach peek a boo latex - in KME
Stockings:[I♥F] - [I♥F] Garter & Stockings - Red - in KME
Boots:DRD - DRD flaming heels - red - in TFC
Pose:Vestige. - Vestige Aja 5


Middle

Hair:Mithral - Mithral * Balisse
Skin/Head:Genesis Lab - Genesis_Head_Jiang_2.0
Collar:Scene - {Scene} Kitten Choker - in KME
Bows:MUKA - *MUKA*Burlesque Bow
Nails:Call Girl - [Call Girl] - Black Lace - in KME
Bra/Skirt:abrasive - [ abrasive ] Fetish PinUp - Pink - in KME
Panties:Supernatural - .::Supernatural::. Lorie lingerie Black - in KME
Socks:LoLlas:: Closet - :LoLla's: Closet Caramel Socks {Colors} - in HERE
Shoes:Insanya - :::insanya::: Lola Heels - in KME
Pose:Vestige. - Vestige Camila 2


Right

Hair:little bones
Skin:Glam Affair
Mask:Chemical Princess - {CP} Metal Bunny Mask - in KME
Collar:Paperdoll's - ..::PD::.. Succubus collar [Little soldier] - in KME
Gloves:Sn@tch
Bra/Panties:MoDANNA - MoDANNA [Deidre Collection] Caged Suit Black - in KME
Corset:-Pixicat-
Boots:Maitreya
Pose:Vestige. - Vestige Liss 3


Setting

Room:[ba] - in C88
Furniture:Kalopsia
Rug:PILOT
Puppy:{anc} - in C88

Style 736

Style736b
Style 736
Style736_Glamistry
Hair - Catwa - Ditra
Skin - Hush Skins -  Teagan - Makeup1
Collar - {Scene} Kitten Choker NEW @ KINKY
Bodysuit - EMPORIUM - Miley Bodysuit Pack3 - NEW @ KINKY
Shoes - Glamistry - MALVA Heels [PF1022] NEW @ Kustom9
Nail Polish - ZOZ - Annie's Crown
Bracelets - anc -  ThornCombiBangle . FEMME enchantment original pack
Blindfold  - anc  tuner. / speareye / silver


Decor
 anc -mist cloud [sungold]
keke -  the pea princess' step ladder
keke glitter floor
keke pebbles - i <3 u
keke tall bottled flowers - white
Pixel Mode - Candles - Birch
.epoch. fairytale mirrors - montage - white
Apple Fall Wild Thistles
Apple Fall Pillar Table
Kalopsia - Le Lit de la Marquise (White)
Kalopsia - Canopy (White)
PrimPossible 1 Prim Endless Sofa Chair
dust bunny . shade umbrella
[Px] Studded Cushion (White)
floorplan. nostalgic chandelier / silver

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking…

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking...

Quote by Robert H. Schuller

Credits:

Apple Fall Hardwick Manor @ Fameshed

Kalopsia – Old Mirror (no pictures)

[ keke ] milk jug flowers – white

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (Black) @ Fameshed

Apple Fall Kingsbury Pendant Lamp @ Fameshed

Apple Fall Gilt Frame (Sea Campion Study) @ Fameshed

Apple Fall Straw Broom @ Fameshed

.06 [ kunst ] – Pot #1 Exclusive @ Shiny Shabby

.01 [ kunst ] – Potted tree RARE Exclusive @ Shiny Shabby

.07 [ kunst ] – Pot #2 Exclusive @ Shiny Shabby

[ kunst ] – Malbec glass #4

Kalopsia – Chandelier @ Collabor88

Kalopsia – Lace Curtains @ Collabor88

Vagabond – Pearl’s Table @ Collabor88

Vagabond – Pearl’s Birdie Cage @ Collabor88

.14 [ kunst ] – Cheverny bottle

.14 [ kunst ] – Cabernet bottle

Trompe Loeil – Laney Dining Chair Natural

Trompe Loeil – Laney DIning Plate

Trompe Loeil– Flatwear Set Low LOD


Decor #28: My Bedroom

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Building: Trompe Loeil – Attic Skybox V1.1 (by cory.edo)
Wall frame 1: junk. paris street sign. (by Tab Tatham)
Wall frame 2: Apple Fall Botanical Prints (3) (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Wall frame 3: floorplan. rose de provence (by Tegan Serin)
Radiator: junk. old radiator. (by Tab Tatham)
Candles: Trompe Loeil – Fireplace Candles (by cory.edo)
Wall art on the fireplace: junk. bird art. (by Tab Tatham)
Lights on fireplace: {af} String Lights Advent 7 (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Basket with pinecone: :CP: Venachar Pinecone Basket (by Isla Gealach) [NEW] Kustom9
Sofa: dust bunny . camellia couch . pg (by lxlnoel) [NEW]

b2

Dogs: {anc} flottante puppy. milk . layA & layB (by aki69) @ Collabor 88
Rug: {anc} NOEL. :  frilled furrug / milk & cocoa (by aki69) @ Collabor 88
Table: dust bunny . camellia coffee table (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Vase 1: Apple Fall Daffodils Jug (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Vase 2: -tb- Spring Living – Daisies (by Julliette Westerburg)
Vase 3: dust bunny . camellia potted plant (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Book pile on the floor: -tb- Spring Living – Vintage Books  (by Julliette Westerburg)
Books on the table: dust bunny . book pile (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Phone: -tb- Rotary Phone – Cream (by Julliette Westerburg)
Magazine pile: -tres blah-  Hodgepodge – Stacked Magazines  (by Julliette Westerburg)
Radio: Apple Fall Retro Radio (by warehousefifteendesigns)
b3

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Willow Tree Bed Dark PG (by cory.edo)
Leaves: Kalopsia – Flying leaves – Dream (by Isabeau Baragula) @ Collabor 88
Curtain: Kalopsia – Lace Curtain (by Isabeau Baragula) @ Collabor 88
Side table: 05.erratic / lsm – side table – white (by erratic.rain)
Lamp: Kalopsia – Pictures Lamp  (by Isabeau Baragula)
Vase: dust bunny . babybreath vase (by lxlnoel)
Books with plant: dust bunny . spring reading (by lxlnoel)
Mirror:  Kalopsia – Old Mirror (no pictures) (by Isabeau Baragula)
Alarm clock: dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . white (by lxlnoel)
Boxes on the floor: floorplan. owl post / white (by Tegan Serin)
Art on the floor: floorplan. homer canvas (by Tegan Serin)
Mannequin: AF Dress Form w/ Dress (by warehousefifteendesigns)

b4

Wall frames: :CP: Venachar Picture Frames 1 (by Isla Gealach) [NEW] Kustom9
Plant basket: Kalopsia – Basket (with flowers) (by Isabeau Baragula)
Lamp: Kalopsia – Shape Lamp (by Isabeau Baragula) [NEW] Kustom9
Chalkboard: floorplan. leaning chalkboard / octopii (by Tegan Serin)
Sofa: dust bunny . camellia chair . pg (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Floor lamp: dust bunny . camellia floor lamp (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Bag: Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Stool: dust bunny . camellia stool (by lxlnoel) [NEW]
Computer: Apple Fall ‘iFall’ Notebook 2015 (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Newspaper: Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Desk: Scarlet Creative – Artist Desk and Plant (by Charlotte Bartlett)
Makeup on the desk: -tres blah- Jolie – Makeup Clutter (by Julliette Westerburg)
Jewelry Tree: -tb- Vanity – Jewelry Tree RARE  (by Julliette Westerburg)
Room divider: Kalopsia – Room Divider (by Isabeau Baragula) [NEW] Kustom9
Mobile: Vagabond – Pearl’s Mobile  (by Isabeau Baragula) @ Collabor 88
Hanging lamps: floorplan. hanging light / rose (by Tegan Serin) [NEW] @ Collabor 88

b5

Music box: *MishMish* Nostalgia Jewelry Box – Pale Pink (by aime.takaaki)
Box: *BOOM* (by aranel.ah)
Sandals: JD – Angel Prop Right (by davidefre)
Rugs: Kalopsia – Rugs (by Isabeau Baragula) [NEW] Kustom9
Flowers box: Apple Fall Roses Box (Pink) (by warehousefifteendesigns)
Makeup bag: -tres blah- Jolie – Makeup Bag RARE (by Julliette Westerburg)
Eye makeup: -tres blah- Jolie – Eye Makeup (by Julliette Westerburg)


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