Saturday, December 5, 2015

Decking the halls

"Santa baby; slip a sable under the tree, for me..." Home alone this weekend, she could sing all she liked. Far from being a disney princess; the ones she had heard about anyway, those who sang or whistled and creatures of the forest showed up to do their housework. When she sang, they showed up alright, but tended to leave her home messier than they found it.
Rudi was one who always came to play for the holidays. She could never commit to plans on Christmas eve for some reason, but would show up late on the big day itself, pressing her shining nose to the window, looking for her Christmas dinner of spiced oats.
The 24th was still a way off, there was enough time between her decorating and all the training Rudi always seemed to start doing in the winter to take a day to relax. Warmed all the more by the fresh snow falling outside and the lights on the tree. She'd found the box of silly hats, and It's a Wonderful Life was just starting. It was going to be a great day.

More Madpea headgear from Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Raymond the Raving Reindeer - he has a very... flashing nose
Frosty Flurry Flake - Your own snow globe, with a snowman and a snowstorm in it!
Twinkly Twisty Tree - real glowing lights!

Other items worn:
Skin : :[P]:- Immortalia Skin-Femme:// Ambrogino
Lips : La Malvada Mujer - Anna Lipstick- N5
Hair : Magika [Hair L] Early Christmas
Snowflake tattoo : +REDRUM+ Snow Time Tattoo Full Body
Dress : :[P]:- Desdemona Dress and Halter in Rose

Other items shown:
Skybox : llorisen // mimi skybox.blue
Reindeer : Baffle! Caribou
Green Garland : C&F Elegance Garland
Tree : !! Follow US !! Christmas '13 Vintage tree
Rug : .aisling. FakeBearRug.Coll.White
Card Garland : Boudoir - Vintage Christmas Card Garland 1

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas is coming to Peatonville


Everyone all over the world loved Christmas, the lights, the decorations, the magic of it all. In the sleepy hollow of Peatonville, there was more to worry about than a Grinch on a hilltop. It wasn't that magic was any more real there than anywhere else; just that some of the residents believed it was. Santas aplenty roamed the streets, red spattered snow marking where they met, and fought for the right to wear the hat. For most it was better to stay indoors, where the worst they were likely to come down with was a bad case of tinselitis. For those who believed, they had to be out there in the magic. As snow fell from the darkness of the winter sky, strains of music could be heard. They came from sewers, dank alleys and abandoned buildings, delicate tunes drifting from their hats, their millinery for the season defining who they were. Just don't call her a nut-cracker...


Aaaaarrgghhh!!! Epic apologies for the absence, my hard drive died and it's taken so long to get back that I've missed nearly all of November! Here's a combination of Peatonville Asylum and Madpea's offerings at the Tannenbaum Holiday Event 2015.
You have just two days left to take on Peatonville Asylum

Hat : MadPea Nutty Nutcracker Chase Hat
The nutcrackers on the top of the hat chase each other around the lit up tree when you type or automatically if you choose. It also has music you can toggle on/off.
Tannenbaum Holiday Event 2015
Tattoo :  Chocolate Atelier   Begga *Black* Tattoo Faded [Tattoo]
Necklace : [meadowWorks] Shaman Fetish Necklace S (fem)
Abandoned Lighthouse : irrie's { Dollhouse } Abandoned lighthouse
Peatonville Asylum

Monday, October 26, 2015

Back in Peatonville

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Things in the asylum had been rocky for a while.
Between the break-ins, the breakouts, the funding cuts and scandals, some nights you'd struggle to fit a cigarette paper between the psyches of staff and inmates. They had come up with plans of course, processes to differentiate the groups. It should have been so easy. It wasn't.
There were conscientious staff here once. They did their best, within the limited knowledge and understanding of their time to ease the suffering of those in their care. Decades, and centuries past as it was. Peatonville had closed, reopened as a sanatorium, a tuberculosis centre, a retreat for 'overworked' wives... even those times were gone. Shut up behind mouldering boards it became an oubliette, the end of the road for cases kept quiet by the media, for those too dangerous and corruptive to be allowed near 'ordinary' criminals. What staff there were couldn't be trusted.

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They couldn't be trusted with anything, least of all keeping themselves safe. All the plans put in place by  shadowy figures in wood panelled offices far away fell to pieces in the face of reality... the reality of Peatonville was that reality was fluid, no fixed thing, impossible to control by logical thought. The tattoos identifying each employee were worked under the skin of inmates beneath the flickering light of ageing incandescents, dripping with rust all the while. Uniforms fell with their wearers, to be picked up by bloodsmeared hands...

Peatonville Asylum launched on the 8th October
This is the return of one of Madpeas' most successful games to date, updated and reduxed for 2015!

This is a hud based grid-wide adventure game. To play, you buy a HUD - Bronze, Silver and Gold levels available - and are then required to visit 25 vendor locations to complete the quest. Silver and Gold level players are rewarded with prizes when completing the game. Much more to come from this!

Hair : Exile::Twisted Firestarter (female)
Mask : ~Chimeric Fashions~ Snarling Asylum Mask (Dark)
Tattoo :  Chocolate Atelier   Begga *Black* Tattoo Faded [Tattoo]
Light : [Bentham Manor] Urban Light Fitting W/Flickering

Start your adventure here...
Peatonville Asylum

Friday, September 4, 2015

Climbing the tower

1
Her heels rang against the ageing metal, the soft swish of her gown did little to break the silence of the Paris dawn, but the heels were another story, all three hundred and forty seven steps...
2
There was no argument that the premier étage was a remarkable location for an early morning fashion shoot; the light was beautiful, the crowds still fast asleep in their beds.
3
All she needed now was for the photographer to find the perfect angle, the right balance of light and shadow. Then she could kick off those heels and run back down the stairs, to find a café au lait and a croissant.

 ::PARIS DISTRICT:: Fashion Event-
PARIS DISTRICT is a monthly event hosted by the owner of Paris 1900 and 2000.
27 creators of all kinds : clothes, hair, shoes, and more in a Parisian setting offering a gentle, relaxed atmosphere in which to shop.


Skin : DS'ELLES-Skin CERISE-Porcelaine- Eyebrows BRUN
Beautiful skin as ever from DS'Elles. Once you have the appliers for one skintone - you are set for any other skin you buy in that tone. Bargain! The skin comes with four brow colour options, and one no-brow. 
Gown :  !:Lybra:! Aurelie (EM) White
Amazing gown. We are all used to everything we see in SL being a 'texture', some of us may even have experimented with texturing our own builds or designs. This gown is one of the few items I've seen in SL which really gives a feeling of tactile texture. The design feels so 3D its hard to believe its just a picture, it feels like devoré.

 Other items shown :
Hair :   pr!tty - Ariel - {Medium Roots}
Eyes :  DS'ELLES -EYES Prunelle bleu violet
Tattoo :  Letis Tattoo :: Agilkia :: 35%
Hands and Feet :  Slink Avatar Enhancement V2.1
Shoes : POMPOSITY - Evil Bunnie M'Lady Shoes - Black

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More Enchantment...

6
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is the tides flow and stars to light my eye;
And my fins flick at the wind’s song and the white waves shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
4
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
5
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long night’s over.

More from Enchantment!
Enchantment

Hair : +Spellbound+ Sirena // Chapter III : Magic:   L$ 350
Skin : Essences - Ariel02 *medium01* brunette.  L$ 199
Eyes : Clemmm - Unwanted Fog  L$ 73
Bikini : FDD Stories *Little Mermaid* Top and Bottoms in Black - separate gacha wins L$ 75 per try.

(My apologies to John Masefield ^^)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Enchantment

The sands in the shallows were soft, the water warmed by penetrating sunbeams rippling across the low forest of kelp, shifting and rippling in the gentle tide.
3
Naia liked to spend the early morning hours in the pale blue light; resting, letting the exertions of the night and the depths ease out of her muscles and mind.
2
Even now, she faced away from the shallows, away from the safety of the city with its temples, homes, and schools; to where the light and warmth met the drop off. Naia appreciated the work of all those behind her, as they relied on her and her companions. As she had grown her childhood fascination with the deep had become an obsession; her silver colouring made her an ideal candidate for the Guardians. Now daily, she built her strength in the safety of sunlight, preparing for the excitement of new discovery and dangers in the deep.
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Enchantment is a quarterly shopping event with a fairytale theme. The fairytale chosen for this round is The Little Mermaid. Creators design exclusive items matching the chosen fairytale. There is a hunt, with exclusive gifts, all you have to do is find all the shells. Info and hints are available at the landing point. There is also a fairytale ball, costume contests and photo contests, as well as live performances, and art showcases. Enchantment is open from August 14th until September 4th. 

Enchantment


Skin : Essences - Ariel02 *medium01* brunette. L$ 199
Hair : .Olive. the Pearl Hair - Color Fades L$ 340
Eyes : Clemmm - Unwanted Fog  L$ 73
Makeup : .ARISE. Mermaid Mask / Green:  L$ 99
Mer Body : ALEGRIA Metal Mermaid Body Silver (V) L$ 300

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Sail away...

Frances had had an unusual summer so far. Work had mercifully come to an end, she had always worked long hours, for little pay or recognition, summer was her own, her chance to be catch up and rest. She had looked forward to getting all the little jobs done, reading, walking in the park. The first morning of summer had dawned with a warm golden light, even as the letter which would cast such a shadow over the following weeks fell through the letterbox onto the welcome mat.
3
The letter spoke of the death of her Grandfather, also her namesake. She couldn't understand. Over the years the family had drifted apart, as so often they did, but they had always come together during the holidays, out at the shore. This made no sense. Died and cremated before she had been informed? She had been bequeathed all his possessions, his apartment, from the folds of paper taken from the envelope fell a key.
2
It had been a longer darker journey from that day to this thank she cared to remember. Her eyes had been opened to sights and scenes she had never considered possible in the course of a normal life. As it turned out, there was no such thing, and there never had been. She had made it through, and now, relaxation had very much been earned. And so Frances took what had come to her in stages, let go of the bad, kept hold of the good; loosing the mainsail to catch the breeze, the Madpea sailed off into the sunset.
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Madpeas newest venture The Collection is open! As you may expect from those insane legumes, its a point and click adventure, sending you across the grid chasing clues and objects - and this time - no demonic chickens!
There are 3 levels of entry, HUDs which can be bought for differing amounts, L$ 100, L$ 300 and L$ 800 leading to different ranges of prizes. There is a start zone, and end zone and 13 stops along the way at some of SL's best known and most awesome creator's locations.
Your starting point can be found here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Consignment/189/82/3803

Prizes shown :
Boat : Bandit - Madpea
A fully fledged sailing boat, take to SL's seven seas in this beauty! Comes with a manual and a guide to SIMs to get started, ahoy mateys!
Tattoo : [White~Widow] Steppin'
Two versions - comes with just about every applier you can think of!
Bikini : Sepph Fashion - Knitted Bikini and Shorts
This one's got the girls and the boys covered, here the boys shorts are shown with the bikini top.


Also shown :
Skin : Ds'Elles Aline in Neva
From the FAD shopping event FAD
4 colors available in this beautiful skin (porcelaine , neva , colorado, java). Appliers available!