Just when you thought it was safe…

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There’s recently been a rash of Old God infestations in Second Life.  The Crawling Chaos, also known as Nyarlathotep, the bringer of madness and harbinger of doom, has spawned.  Its offspring are agile, and have a driving need for insanity to follow in their wake.

These horrible creatures are known to sit on your shoulder and whisper words of chaos and discord into the minds of men.  Even the strongest of us have fallen prey to their mindnumbing terror.

Avatar Bizarre’s lone perpetrator is fully responsible for unleashing these horrid beasts upon the unsuspecting populace.

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The Nyarlathotep pets are currently available in two installments:  A Head Crawler (cost 100L), and a Head Sitter and Shoulder Sitter combination (cost 200L).  These guys come with a color HUD that includes nine color options.  They are copy and modify, and materials enhanced to bring out their inherent sliminess.

For the more adventurous among you mortals, the Head Sitter and Shoulder Sitter will be available as separate colors (Transfer and Modify) in a gacha, come Twisted Hunt time.  The cost will be 15L per play.  There will be no rares, for this creature demands its minions to supplicate themselves with all colors at all times.

Do not be afraid.  Do not be frightened.  Be TERRIFIED!

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Elves Wear Cloaks and Does Eat Oats, and Little Snakes a Flutter

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Avatar Bizarre, what with the new store design, a number of events demanding my attention, and a bunch of new releases!  The line-up of new releases, though long by new release standards, is also oddly varied.  Not only do you get a glimpse of the Elven Pirate Cloak (pictured above), but some Flutter Snakes have been unleashed, along with two different sets of eyes.  Everything is either all or mostly mesh.  All of the stuff is pretty fun, and hopefully will make your shopping trips that much more fun.

The Elven Pirate Cloak is available in six colors.  Each package includes a red-lined cloak, and a silver-lined cloak.  The cowl and shoulder pieces are unrigged mesh, which can be resized as needed.  The cloak itself is traditional flexi prims, simply because a cloak should flow, and it’s pretty hard to get mesh to swing around like a proper cloak should.  Originally, this item was informally suggested to me around Halloween, but I was having some issues trying to get the rigging to work.  Then I got smart and decided not to rig it at all, and it just sort of came together.   Each cloak is 120L, modify and copy.  Available inworld at the moment.  Soon to appear on the Second Life Marketplace.
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But wait, there’s more!

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Enter the Flutter Snake!  This little guy was inspired by Alan Dean Foster’s character Pip the Alaspinian Minidrag from the Midworld Series.  In the series, Pip was a flying telepathic venomous serpent.  The Flutter Snake, while winged and reptilian, is far from venomous.  In fact, the three species represented:  Boa, Python, and King Snake, are all non-venomous.  And unless they’re not telling me everything, these guys are not telepathic.  They are, however, delightful, colorful, and cute in a serpentine way.  Each snake drapes carelessly across your shoulders.  These guys are modify, so they can be sized up or down.  There’s a bunch of colors to choose from, so head on over and have a look!

The Rainbow Boa, of course, is inspired by the real life Pip (she’s my girl).

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Then there are eyeballs.  Oh, lots of eyeballs.  The nice thing about the latest eye releases at Avatar Bizarre is though they come in three meshes (normal, full bright, and glow), there’s also a traditional system eye for those folks who prefer it.

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The Saralonde Eyes feature a dragon in flight reflected in the pupil, and are available in nine colors, plus a fat pack of all colors.  Cost is 75L each, or 600L for the fat pack.
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The Lorelei Eyes, named for a song by the Cocteau Twins, are available in ten colors including the highly unusual Torley Linden inspired “Watermelon”, pictured below.

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I hope I haven’t overwhelmed you all, but this week is pretty exciting, and more is coming for World Goth Fair in May!  Stay Tuned.

Snakes Alive

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A few years ago, I really got into reading anything I could get from Alan Dean Foster.  His novels are a fun read; imaginative, fast-paced and, in a lot of cases, just good light-hearted fun.  He’s written a lot of Science Fiction and Fantasy, including a series called Midworld, which takes place in a Commonwealth of planets in some distant galaxy.  The protagonist is a red head named Flynx, who has a friend named Pip, who happens to be a flying telepathic venomous snake creature.  In the novels she’s called an Alaspinian Minidrag.  I loved the character so much that I named my Brazilian Rainbow Boa after her.  Pip did eventually meet Mr. Foster at a convention when she was about half grown, and that’s where I learned he’s a big snake fan.  I knew he was a kindred spirit!

Then along came Second Life, and the ability to build whatever we want.  Imaginations soar, and fantasies come to life.  Well as much as they can come to life in a virtual Internet 3D platform.  As I learned to build things, I built some flying snakes using regular prims and sculpties.  They were a homage to Alan Dean Foster and his Midworld series character.  Initially I called them “Alaspinian MInidrags”.  A short time later, Mr. Foster emailed me asking that I change the name.  See, that name is licensed, he reasoned.  While I’d love to let you use the name, you really have to pay for the right.  No problem, I say.  I’m just a huge fan and wanted to make something as a homage, but you’re a cool dude and I have zero reason to antagonize you, my friend.

So the shoulder pets I had made became flying snakes.  I made a few different varieties along the way including a Rainbow Boa, a Mexican Black King Snake, and others.  They sold reasonably well, and Second Life gained some cute reptilian shoulder pets.

Then Mesh happened.  I really wanted to redesign the flying snakes, so I set about creating the new Flutter Snakes.  These little critters are 100% original mesh, and modify/copy so you can resize them to fit your shoulders.  They will be available in several varieties including milksnake, boa, and python.  I hope to debut them at Fantasy Fair this year in Second Life (May, 2014).

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