Bloglings, this post is long in coming and I apologize for how long it has taken me. Honestly, some things have happened in RL, that have really drained me lately. It is difficult for me to find inspiration (though not impossible). I struggle with the ability to focus on anything long enough to actually accomplish any task lately. Some things are just really difficult for me right now. So, I quit my blogger groups for the moment. I need to gather myself together. I will continue blogging, but it may be intermittent. I still have stories to tell, they just may take more time to be born.
She could feel the change of the seasons in the air that surrounded her. The air still held that serotinal warmth, but it drifted along the surface of her skin with a crispness that had not been there the preceding week. It was an indication that she must find a place to settle soon. The idea made her itch. The simple idea of settling for a few months in a single place made her feel trapped. What a boring, stagnant life. What were lasting and loving relationships to others were monotony and risk to her. The comfort of familiarity to other people was tedious repetition.
This post is brought to you by serendipity, my lil bloglings. We Love Roleplay is open and wonderful. Coincidentally (or serendipitously) The Skinnery released this lovely faun skin with appliers for Lelutka. It is beautifully detailed. During this same round Doe released this ridiculously adorable hair tangled in antlers. But that is not all, blogettes. Gauze just recently updated their faun legs with appliers for mesh bodies. The stars have aligned, and we all need faun avatars now.
Also released at We Love Roleplay this round is this underbust corset/bodysuit thingy. I don’t know what to call it except lovely. It is beautifully details and though it is rigged and not fitted mesh, I was able to get it to fit my Maitreya body quite nicely.
I”m sorry but I don’t have a story today for you, bloglings. It has been a very difficult week for me, and I’m pretty behind. But I have so many lovely things for you!
If you haven’t made your way into The Arcade yet, keep trying. This doll avatar is worth every Linden you’ll dump into that machine. Bloglings, I’m not usually a doll avatar kind of gal. However, I love the creativity and detail on the rare with the carousel. And the hip joints on all the of them are kinda wonderful, I’m not sure why I’m enamored with that part
Also! We Love Roleplay opened. So, you know the first thing I did was hop over and grab a skin from one of my favorite skin makers, Lumae. The skin is a pretty close match to the mesh doll avatar, though not perfect. It was good enough for me bloglings. There are so many nice things this round that I am really can’t wait to show you.
(Because the photo above was taken before WLRP opened, the skin in that photo is Redmint).
She let the warmth of the coffee mug soak into the palms of her hands while exhaling a sigh in contentment. It had been so long since she felt warmth travel along the surface of her skin. A small smile curled across her lips as she looked down at the smooth skin on her hands and arms, skin unmarred by scales. How she missed that.She drew in a deep breath, letting it fill her lungs and held it there, relishing the simple rush of air for an extended moment before releasing it. But the comfort of warmth and air could not dispel the worry that tainted her eyes.
She could feel the cold magic that was held in the trinket around her neck; it weighed heavily against her. There could only be two ends to this story. Ursula could win, making her able to be human once more, permanently casting off a curse that haunted her for years. Otherwise, Ariel would win the human prince’s heart, and Ursula would be cast back to the cold depths of the unforgiving ocean. Neither was an optimal situation. A shiver traveled along her body at the thought of the cold waters once more. The prince could not love Ariel, for Ursula could not bear to be trapped by the sea again.
Unfortunately, this round of Enchantment will end on September 5th, this coming Saturday. If you haven’t stopped by, I’m pretty sure you must have a will of iron, because there are so many lovely things there. One of the items is this amazingly detailed and beautiful corset by FDD Stories, an ultra rare in the gacha. It come with a very detailed HUD for so much customization. So, it is really worth popping a few linden into that machine and taking your luck. Also at this round is this really lovely seashell necklace on a ribbon by Sweet Thing. It has a bit of glow to it which reminds me of the movie as Ariel’s voice is trapped inside. This also comes with HUD for changing the color of the ribbon and the shell.
I also wanted to mention (albeit a bit delayed), that this lovely skin is from la petite morte and is absolutely beautiful. It comes as a head applier for Lelutka and Genesis heads. These appliers were only 75L for the Saturday Sale. I’ll tell you a lil secret though (ya know, cause I like you bloglings) they are still up for that price. So, grab them quick, I don’t know how long that will last.
A soft cry emerged from deep in her throat as she lifted the bone structure of her wings. Each movement was drenched in agony, but she was surprisingly steady. She could feel the cool night air along the exposed nerves, alighting shards of pain that caused her body to tremble faintly. Torn muscles and tendons lamented the need for movement as the bones slowly rose higher and higher around her. Blood ran in tiny trails along the bones and dried along the edges or dripped off the tiny bits of flesh that remained.
Reluctantly she opened her eyes and looked out at the water in despair. The water reflected the deep darkness of the night sky, making the vista an interminable view of tenebrous light. Eyes lowered to the water before her so she could consume her reflection along the mirrored surface. A deep breath lifted her hunched shoulders momentarily as if she were breathing in the horror at the sight of herself in the water.
She wanted so desperately to be filled with the same anger that incited them to do this to her. She wanted to feel the wrath well up from inside and consumer her like the ravenous beast they claimed she was. She wanted to feel it pulse in her temples and drive her muscles. But she felt nothing, nothing but exhaustion, a deep fatigue that weighted along every limb of her body.
So, this gorgeous gown was released at We Love Roleplay by Valentina E. It now comes with a fitted version for Maitreya, but the straps still don’t have the greatest fit. I don’t care. The gown is still freakin’ gorgeous, as usual from V.e. Also, these amazing wings from Jian were released at Festival of Sin. They are absolutely beautifully grotesque. The wings come mod, but cannot be sized down in one piece. These are the size they came and are quite large, so be aware of that when purchasing them.
She had such terrible night terrors as a young girl. When sleep should have been a safe retreat from the dangers of the world, it just became another thing to fear. She would lie in bed, pricking her arm and the tips of her fingers with a needle to keep herself awake. Tiny droplets of blood stained her pillowcase and sheets. Inevitably, sleep would come. It came and took her in, refusing to let her elude its terrifying grasp as it forced her into another world even more terrifying than the actual one.
It started as a game, she asked others about their dreams-friends, family, even stragers at the playground or the store. It drove her mother mad. Her mother would try to hush her and would giggle awkwardly when she asked the store clerk, “What do you dream about when you sleep?” in a curiously soft and shy tone. But they always told her; they didn’t mind indulging the young girl.
As she grew older, she learned. She would lie in bed at night and before sleep could take her she would jump. Eyes closed, she recreated other people’s dreams in her own mind, and she could jump into their dreams. She could experience their lovely worlds because she was not capable of creating her own world without horror.
So, Collabor88 is amazing this round as I’m sure you know bloglings. There are so many lovely things. I love all the decor items, of which I was only able to present a few here. They are lovely and perfect for my parcel Strange (but I have so few prims left :( ) This windswept dress is absolutely beautiful by Moon Amore. Although, it is more suited for photography than wearing in world because of the static nature of mesh. Although, there is an addon, which makes for the dramatic tail of butterflies, so it is still conceivable to wear in world without being completely ridiculous. I often wear their Helena dress in world (seen here in a previous post), which has the same affect. I absolutely love the delicate lace and detailing on this dress, so you will probably catch me traipsing about in world in it as well.
Breathe also released these beautiful butterfly heels in world. I don’t tend to wear a lot of shoes, but I love the cute twist on the classic pump.
The ocean seemed to pulsate, echoing its sadness when its princess made a pact with the sea witch. Sorrow could be felt by every sea creature in those heavy, brackish waters, because the waters themselves had become sorrow. It was as if they carried the weight of the princess’ burden, for she did not seem to know the implications of her actions. Hope and excitement only lighted the young mermaid’s face for a moment before flickering out when she gasped for air and choked on water with a misunderstanding of her new lungs. She looked down at her fins, no her feet, in confusion as she flailed them about helplessly, panic now striking her features. The deep waters suddenly felt heavy around her, painfully weighing down against her. But the ocean knew what to do; the ocean saved her. The sea creatures carried their naive princess to the surface protecting the last hope they had for her.
Enchantment is still open and there are so very many things to be had. One of my favorite things in the whole round is this Spellbound hair, Sirena. It comes with the shell crown and flowers and each are separate pieces so you can choose how much of it you would like to wear. Fantasy Gacha Carnival also opened and with it is this really cute outfit in fitmesh for SLink by Pepper. SLink isn’t my favorite body, but this outfit is cute enough to compromise. I tried it on Maitreya, and it simply would not work.
She could feel the warmth of the sun along her back. Rays of warmth against the sparsely scaled surface of her skin felt foreign. The darkness of her tail absorbed the warmth, as she pulled her body along the edge of the shore. To humans it wasn’t a warm day, but the feel of that sun along her body was disgusting. She cursed the sun as it dried her hair, letting it flow in the breeze that ebbed and flowed with the surf along the shoreline.
She could smell the humans. It was a strange mixture of dirt and stone, such vile creatures.
The Merfolk called her a traitor, her very own people. They only said such things in hushed tones, though in fear of her powers. They whispers of her powers, too – of how she could command the winds that tormented the ocean, command the waves themselves. They feared her, just as they should.
Bloglings, I’m so terribly excited that Enchantment is back and opening on the 14th! So, in just a couple days, you can also be a lovely mermaid, or a backstabbing merwitch, whatever. There are so many amazing things being released at this event and I cannot wait to show you more.
You may also want to keep in mind that The Fantasy Collective is closing on the 15th. So, sashay, shimmy, and scootch your lil mesh bums over there before Enchantment opens, just in case you haven’t bought it out yet.
“The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.’
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged–though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt.”
― Robert Frost
I only know Roxi Firanelli through her photography and blog, but it is a beautiful way to come to know someone…if distant. I cannot pretend to understand her loss and her pain. Although, I do understand loss and pain as we all do. For more information, please read Duchesss Flux‘s post. To support Roxi in her time of loss please visit the dock at Nymphai where you can release a luminary and purchase this lovely and delicate necklace to help with her son’s funeral expenses.
“It’s not that we have to quit this life one day, but it’s how many things we have to quit all at once: music, laughter,the physics of falling leaves, automobiles, holding hands,the scent of rain, the concept of subway trains… if only one could leave this life slowly!”
― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy