Ursula – Final days of Enchantment

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.
Waiting for you.
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.
There's a story in her eyes.
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 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.

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Ravaged. – We Love Roleplay and Festival of Sin

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.

Ravaged

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.

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Sweet dreams – Collabor88 Birthday Round

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.
Sweet dreams.
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.

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To the surface – More Enchantment and Fantasy Gacha Carnival

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.
To the Surface.

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.

Sea Princess Closeup

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Sea Witch – Enchantment opening, Fantasy Collective closing

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.
Sea Witch
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.

They call me evil.

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The Rain. – for Roxi

“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
deluge
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.
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“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

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Stage – More We Love Roleplay and Retroville Gacha

Breathe.

In. Out.

Eyelids fluttered shut against pale cheeks, removing her from the stage. Instead, she was there in the forest. The painted particle board became large, ancient tress that bowed over her graciously. The hard surface of the stage became soft, warm earth covered in plush grass beneath her bare feet. She heard birds chittering in the distance.

Palms of trembling hands smoothed over the thick velvet of her gown. They moved slowly, first over her bodice then down her skirt overflowing with a pettiskirt. As they traveled, the trembling slowly abated.

In. Out.

She remembered back to her childhood. Dressed in a plastic tiara and bits of clothes she found at yard sales, she pretended to be a princess. Other childred mocked her. They told her that trash could never be royalty. And now she was pretending again. A smile alighted on her face; it revealed itself more in her cheeks than her lips. She pretended to be many things as a child. She would continue to do the same as an adult on stage.

"And all the men and women merely players..." Retroville Gacha opens on the 15th and DRD is releasing this really cute studio set. The insert that I used on the stage that looks like a play set is one of many different sceneries available in the gacha: forest, castle, sci-fi, a street, western town, etc. All of them look pretty phenomenal. There is also a studio building for you to put one in at a time and a casting couch and director’s chair as rares. It is a really lovely set.

"All the world's a stage."

This Pixicat dress is a new release at We Love Roleplay. It is sumptuously detailed for nobility, exactly as intended. Look at the backs of the sleeves! Also, at We Love Roleplay this round is a beautiful hair from Elikatira. It has a side braid and comes with a lovely circlet. Circlets are my favorite!

To be royal.

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Professor Wiltshire and his wife, the engineer. – We Love Roleplay and The Mix Event

By all appearances, they shouldn’t have been together.

His English was painstakingly proper. Each syllable was enunciated distinctly, and that precision came with a strange ease of comfort from familiarity. This same precision and comfort repeated itself in every aspect of his life. His movements, the manner of his dress, the way he ate a meal – all followed the manner of his speech – that odd combination of exactitude conjoined with ease from a lifetime of presenting himself this way. His words and his movements were moderated and slow.

But her words were broken. Sentences flittered out of her mouth rife with slang and words contracted and shortened with a quick tongue. Often her sentences were punctuated with giggles or a word that made the professor blush. She also blushed, but not at the profanities that escaped her lips when frustrated with another machine that refused to do as she commanded. She carried a wrench like a sceptre and dared her machines to disobey her orders. And they did dare. It was their daring which showed in long rivulets of oil that dripped down her legs and arms. It was their daring which splattered across her face and caught in her hair in clumps. Her movements also emulated her speech – quick, angular, and often incomplete.

To be sure, they were a strange combination, but they leaned into each other. Their styles complemented each other, made them an efficient and rigorous combination, which reflected in their work life, but also their private life. Their intimacy was one of respect, an understanding that each brought something the other needed.

Professor Wiltshire and his wife, the engineer.    A very dear friend of mine from a small store called Amalgamation created some steampunk goggles that are rich in detail, and he needed some photos. Thus, a steampunk post was borne. Yes, thus! xD

I love decorating with books and scattering them around my parcel. So, I was pretty ecsatic about the Literati set released by Stormwind at WLRP this round. There are many different configurations of stacks and piles, and vertical groups and single pieces. And each of these configurations is texture changeable with the HUD.

Professor Wiltshire

Also released at WLRP, is this incredibly detailed stimstick by NOMAD. Each color comes with two versions. One version has the steampunkish cogs, the other is a bit simpler in design.

Professor Wiltshire's wife, the engineer.
The Mix also started a new round. The Mix is an event where you pick up a HUD and it lists all the stores that are participating that round. Each store is color coded to show if it has a sale item, a new release, or an exclusive item. Valentina E released an exclusive color of this Hand Me Down Ballet Dress. More details for The Mix and how to get the HUD are here.

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From the Dark – WLRP is Back! Epiphany is ending! And Illusion Point.

The bones of her wings spread, lifting towards the dark sky. The thick, dark membrane lined with muscle moved the hollow bones with ease and scooped up the humid air that surrounded her. One may not even notice the little necromancer if it weren’t for her wings. She was tiny but those dark, boned wings were broad and spanned out around her, creating a dark canvas for her pale skin.

She giggled as she skipped around a few crumbling gravestones and then irreverently sat atop one. Ancient words whispered from her lips with an impish smile and a deft hand flourish. At the sweet sound of her voice and the dark incantation, came a cacophony of groans and murmurs. The dead, angry for the interruption to their sleep, continued the dissonant symphony as they crawled from their resting places to meet their new mistress.
From the dark.

Blloglings! We Love RP is back and better than ever for the August round. Our favorite shopping event now has its own sim! It opens tomorrow and with the opening Souzou Eien is releasing these beautifully dark wings. They come with a color HUD and are still modifiable. I love when designers leave things mod. You can change both the bone and the membrane color.

Goth1c0 released this beautiful dress at a new monthly event called Illusion Point. I love the way the straps crisscross. You can’t see it here, but the back is absolutely lovely.  Goth1c0 walks the fine line between elegant and provocative without stumbling.

The Epiphany closes tomorrow, boggettes. So, you need to skip your cute mesh bum over there and snatch up this beautiful rare staff from May’s Soul. The detailing on it is really quite remarkable. Also, don’t forget to redeem your items for points. Only 100 points will roll over to next round, be sure to trade in any extra.

Also! (So much going on) Totally Top Shelf is now open. I popped over there and snatched up this really lovely necklace from Secret Love. They are a smaller newer store but have really delicate and lovely things. The necklace comes with a color hud to change both the drops and the gems on the necklace. It is really pretty, and you should stop by her store as well to see what other beautiful things she offers. DirtyStores also released this very detailed and macabre headpiece at TTS. It also has a color hud. All these options make me a very happy shopper.

…and new poses from Grafica at their mainstore location. Yay!

From the Dark. (Detail)

We Love Roleplay opens August 4th (Location TBA)

The Epiphany closes August 4th

Kustom9 is open until August 10th

Illusion Point is open until August 18th

Mesh Body Addicts Fair is open until August 21st

Totally Top Shelf is open until August 22nd

We Love Roleplay Seocnd Life  Event Logo

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