Portrait of a Queen – Enchantment

Portraits of queens hang heavily on walls of palaces and castles amongst intricately worked tapestries. Their presences are daunting. The canvases thick with paint are looming and ominous. Their stiff, elegant necks are layered with starched ruffles. Their caged hair is stacked high upone their heads to increase their stature. The deep hues of the paint reflecting the deep hues of velvet and silks they swath themselves in. But this opulence, this public display, this carefully crafted art is not a ruler’s real portrait. Instead, it is in people of her domain. Does she surround herself with people who are too intimidated to question her autocratic rule? Does she fill her royal command with mere servants to fulfill her command or does dissent and free thought thrive in her presence? And the people she does not have the time to see, who till the fields, weave the cloth, fire the blades, and barter the goods, are they content? Do they rest or do they quarrel? Does she incite peace and harmony or do her endless decisions cause derisiveness and pettiness? This is the true portrait of a queen; don’t let the artist fool you.

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Hello, bloglings! Enchantment has had some sim issues this round, but they are all fixed. So, you should prance right over and find yourself some lovely Cinderella things for your lovely princess self.

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Brazen – We Love Roleplay and Fantasy Gacha Carnival

They are a rare sight to behold and only glimpsed by the most fastidious watcher. Little fire sprites dance on the edges of flame; they dance for the flames, conjuring them forth, drawing them out, beckoning them to spread, and flicker, and consume. We humans, we don’t understand. We blame the fire sprites for destroying villages and forests. We cast criticism and curse their flickering souls under out breath when we lose our home or a field. But we humans are short sighted. We easily forget the warmth on a winter’s night beside the hearth. We forget the regrowth that a forest fire permits of nature. We forget the nourishment of cooked meat or stew. We forget the forge which blazes forth and tempers our blades for defense. We curse the fire sprites, though their nature is neither good nor bad. They simply are.

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Bloglings, I hope you didn’t forget that We Love Roleplay is still happening. At the event is this lovely new silken sash with panties from Caboodle. It comes with fits for Maitreya, SLink’s Physique and Hourglass, and Belleza’s Freya – and it fits beautifully. Another really fun event right now is Fantasy Gacha Carnival. I have been trying to play less because my budget simply cannot afford gachas, but I NEEDED these flames from Cole’s Corner. The flames are so beautifully done and look amazing in-world. Then, I popped an extra set on my head to make my hair flaming also! They come with a this fiery version and also an icy blue version.

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Magical Transformation – Enchantment Returns

“The greatest risk any of us will take is to be seen as we are.”

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Hello, bloglings! Enchantment is back and the theme this round is Cinderella. So, be prepared for beautiful blue gowns and lots of amazing decor items. It is a fun round!

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I also wanted to show a lovely closeup of this beautiful new skin from Lumae for Catwa which was released. It is so soft and pretty. And don’t forget the cut lil tiara from Entice, I swapped it out for the tiara that comes with this Tableau Vivant hair because it is more delicate.

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Successor – We Love Roleplay and Gacha Garden

New worlds are birthed by successors and heirs. Sometimes, they are full of promise and beauty. Other times, they are bleak and ominous.

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Hello, bloglings! This round of We Love Roleplay promises to be beautiful. Enfant Terrible is back with a gorgeous gown. The draped sash is a separate piece and the dress can be worth with or without it. There is a color change HUD for changing the colors of the leather harness and the drape. It is so well detailed and beautiful for both Maitreya and SLink Hourglass.

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In the background of the photo, I used the pretty new stone stairs from Mushilu, which is another new release at WLRP. There are q few pieces included in the set, for you to beautify your parcel/sim.

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Also, Avaway has a beautifully detailed new gacha at Gacha Garden. I am only wearing the crown, but many lovely pieces are part of the set.

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Blue. – Swallow at Shiny Shabby Video Post

what’s real or isn’t
real doesn’t matter here. The consequences are the
same.

-House of Leaves by Danielewski

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So, I have previously mentioned my love of subscription boxes in a gentle rant when Luxe Box first hit the grid. Because there are now so many boxes, I usually choose one a month so I don’t end up spending all my L’s on them. This month was the first round of Powder Pack, a subscription box themed around skins and makeups. I admit the primary reason I joined was because Pink Fuel was participating. But it was a really great box! It is one of my favorite subscription boxes so far. If you want to know more about Powder Pack, you can visit their website.

Also! These ears are a new release from Swallow at Shiny Shabby! They’re really beautiful and I just wanted to show you the HUD, and show you some of my other favorite ears. I am a bit of an elf ear collector, and I previously did a post on my whole collection. So, if you ‘re interested, you may want to check it out here.

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Adorned. – Swallow at Cosmopolitan, Insol at Uber

 

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Hello, bloglings! Just a quick post to show you this beautiful bindi by Swallow at Cosmopolitan Showroom. It comes with six metal colors and five gem colors. You can also wear it with or without the eyebrow pieces. Jump by there very quickly, this round ends on the 31st. While you’re hopping about, you might as well stop by Uber. Insol has released this gorgeous skin for Catwa with a shape for Catya. Look at those beautiful lips!

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The Divining – We Love Roleplay & The Fantasy Collective

The future is a fragmented and varied thing. It reveals itself only to those with the strength of mind to see it and to understand its ambiguity. She followed the fragments like veined roads on a map. Some roads were certain and prevalent. It seemed as if all other roads spawned forth from them. Other roads were hidden trails, breaking through the thicket in a forest of uncertainty. One could spend their whole lifetime monitoring these roads, looking for signs and indicators of what may come to pass. It was an exhausting task, the future whirling around her, claiming her, blinding her, and binding her to a time which was not her own. But it was task that was part of her soul and her very being.

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Hello, bloglings! In case you’ve forgotten, We Love Roleplay is still selling tons of amazing roleplay gear and free Christmas presents. One item being sold by aisling is this beautiful blindfold. It comes with an extra forehead bindhi and a necklace to match. All are included with a color matching HUD for your color indecisiveness (if you’re anything like me anyhow).

The Fantasy Collective just recently opened with a special holiday gacha round. This round includes loot boxes for rares. So, each rare has three items in it. Yay! Three items in one. So, I waited specifically for this event to open because I wanted this shroud by Stitched. It fits really well. I used the no-hair version with the Truth bangs group gift.

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Reverence. – Swan and Tres Chic

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A friend asked me if I would look at the work of Swan and see if I might enjoy blogging it. They are delicate, pretty pieces. When making the post, I feared two things. The first was misunderstanding the obvious cultural meanings  of the symbolism and, therefore, not treating it with the respect it deserves. The second was the fear of losing it in the photo, because it is so delicate.

Also, at the same time I’m trying to decide how to present the bindhi (and reading through Wiki articles on the Ohm symbol), I found this gorgeous new skin released from Milan at Tres Chic. It is a Fiore applier, and is absolutely stunning. Credits after the cut, bloglings.

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L’il Imp and Video Tutorial – We Love Roleplay, The Arcade, Limit8

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Helloooo, bloglings! I am back with a new fantasy avatar. I am in love with so many things in this post. Please excuse my excitement over superficial, inconsequential things, but they make me happy. First of all is this beautifully detailed set from Violent Seduction at The Arcade. Unfortunately, it is a gacha, but is it really lovely and I found it worth the gamble. I have previously had difficulty with the fits from Violent Seduction, but this one fits me really well. Don’t forget to demo!

So, I am so super excited about these demon wings and tail by aii. So excited that I created a whole video below about my excitement and how to use them. I’m a total nerd, so please forgive me. The tail is being released at We Love Roleplay and the wings can be purchased at the aii main store location.  These wings utilized the bento update to SecondLife, which is explained by Daria here.

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