So. Gothmas by Gaslight.
Like the commuter train barreling around the bend at dangerous speeds, the holidays are fast approaching. As much as we expect them, we’re still blindsided by the speed at which they attack our sensibilities. Christmas is one of those holidays that oozes out of the cracks sometime in August, grows exponentially like the Blob as it feeds on lesser holidays, and finally consumes everyone in a 20,000 mile radius sometime in mid-November. Soon, you will be unable to escape its insidiously colorful and cheery clutches. Christmas music is already dripping of the radio airwaves, and seeping into our collective brains via grocery stores and malls. Fuzzy red hats are everywhere.
Fear not, my friends, because there’s an antidote to all the glitter, joy to the world, and awful Paul McCartney Christmas songs: Gothmas! Gothmas by Gaslight is an annual event held in Second Life; a shopping event that showcases all the best in Steampunk, Steamgoth, Dark Victoriana, Dieselgoth, and generally the Darker side of the Holidays. Traditionally held in the Cursed sim (home of Gothika and things), there was so much interest that it’s been expanded to Sium sim. Yep, two sims full of Gothic Steamy Victorian Goodness, all for the holidays, and all for the astute shopper who has everything and wants more!
Avatar Bizarre was among the roughly 75 stores eager to be in on this event, and luckily squeaked through the application process, and became a sponsor of the event. This comes with many perks, but it also means great responsibility. One of those responsibilities is to make sure Things Get Made. You can’t be in an event like this and not offer new shinies for the huddled masses of Second Life. As such, Gacha items have been prepared (the boots are in a previous post, the wings will be posted about later), a brand new outfit has been tailored, and I’ve scoured the countryside, robbed some graves, and scooped eyeballs out of sockets to bring you a new set of eyes for your viewing pleasure.
The Manse Eyes are unrigged mesh and come in three flavors: Fullbright, Normal, and Glow. In addition to the mesh shinies, each box of eyes also comes with a system eye base for a fuller piquant flavor, sure to please any eyeball connoisseur. Resplendent in ten glorious colors, each eye reflects the image of a Victorian mansion for a somewhat spooky, but very effectively beautiful look. Suitable for men and women, these eyes are modify and copy. I’ve thrown a few color variations into this blog post for fun. Enjoy, and I hope to see you at Gothmas by Gaslight!
I’m not sure if I’ll have fatpacks done in time, but we’ll see. The magic of Christmas may yet make things happen.