Blogging the Bloop!

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Hello, my droogs and devotchkas.  I know it’s been a dog’s age since I’ve posted.  Summer happened, and so did a fair bit of “Do I really feel like doing this” feelings.  Need more excuses?  Throw in a bit of Real Life, a head injury, and Pokemon Go, and you have a perfect storm of procrastination.

I know you’re aching to know, so I’ll tell you:  I only have to get a Porygon and a Lapras to complete the North American Pokedex.  With that out of the way, let’s get to some other points.

Sometimes, you just have to take a break, even if it’s super extended.  But Avatar Bizarre isn’t going anywhere, and neither am I.

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Avatar Bizarre is proud to be a part of the BOHO event in Second Life for the very first time.  For those who may be interested in Bohemian clothing, or even hippie duds, or you just want to raid Johnny Depp’s closet, you can head over here, starting on October 21.  The BOHO event lasts till November 4, so you have a couple of weeks to head out and get the Avatar Bizarre Bloop pants and shirts collection.

The pants (available for women, as well), are priced at roughly 50% off, and include a color HUD.  These fitted pants come in solid -or- striped (sold separately), and cost 99l for the duration of the event.  There’s a nifty matching shirt (solid colors only), also with a color HUD (fitmesh) for the same price.  For men, the pants come in fitted, and simple rigged versions (rigged is “medium”).  Women’s shirt and pants come with “regular” and “hourglass” sizes.

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The Dashiki Cthulhu is a shoulder pet that can be repositioned however you want.  It’s also modify and copy, so you can use it as decor, though with the shirt, it’s roughly 9LI.  Sizing up can make the LI jump a bit higher.  The critter sitting in the booth is 12LI.  Without the shirt, it is much less.

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So come one, come all, and fit some Bloop to your Body.  Meanwhile, I’m making a concerted effort to stop neglecting this blog thing here.  Cheers!

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Super Villainous Heroes!

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Greetings, Friends.

I know it’s been a while since your faithful narrator has given you tales of epic wonder and horrific delight, but as some folks say, some things are worth the wait.  There’s also a saying that goes, “Big things come in little packages.”

Some things don’t come in packages at all. Introducing, for a very limited time, SUPER HERO CTHULHU!

BOW to their terrible visage.  TREMBLE at their baleful glare.  HOPE that they don’t lay waste to the world in which we live!  The Dork Cthulhu and Wonder’thulhu are on the rampage throughout the city, casting venomous shadows across the land, and instilling fear in the bravest heroes.

These shoulder pets are available for 50L each at the Deviled Egg Comic Con, which runs through September 30.  You can get there from here.

Lovecraft’s Wake and other animals

Holy cow, I’ve let this blog sit stagnant for a month.  Bad, Sred.  Bad, bad, bad!

Well, hello there, folks.  After a bit of a prolonged absence from this blog thing, I’m back with some vital information for my faithful readers, droogs and devotchkas.

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The first thing I want to alert you on is this event in Second Life that Faeryfox Beth, Sirius Farspire and I are attempting.  It’s a fun little event called The Lovecraft Wake, and it will be held roughly around H.P.Lovecraft’s Death Day.  It’s a Wake, get it?  Anyhow, I want to get some stuff straightened out right now.

The first thing is that we are in no way affiliated with the organizers of LoveFest.  Let’s put that to bed right now.  This is a small event, which will be held in the Dunwich Lovecraft Sim, and will not only feature a number of fine merchants hawking their Lovecraftian wares, but we will also have several DJ dance parties, horror readings, and OH so much more.  The Official Blog is here.  We still have room for a few more merchants, so feel free to apply.  There’s no booth fee, but we are providing vendors and gachas, which will take a 10% cut to cover expenses and to help out with the cost of the sim.

The second thing I wanted to tell you about is the fun little chotchkies I’ve put together.

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Here, we have a fun little mesh shoulder Cthulhu.  He’s copy and modify, and comes with a color HUD with ten color options!  This is a great little wearable for the Cthulhu fan in your life.  Just beware, for he will whisper sweet evils in your ear.


The Chinese Shoulder Dragon comes in three different options:  Metal and Earth colors, Fire and Sky colors, and Water and Air colors.  Like the Cthulhu above, these guys come with a color HUD.  Each dragon comes with seven color options in the HUD, and are copy/modify.


Aetheraptor Wings are also supplied with a color HUD and include seven color options.  These are unrigged mesh wings.  They do not flex, but they look pretty good, don’t you think?

All three items have been materials enhanced for your viewing pleasure.  All are available on the marketplace and inworld at the Main Store location.

Stay tuned.  I think I see the Twisted Hunt lurking behind the sofa.  We’ll talk more about that later…

Oh the HORROR (of Nyarlathotep)

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What horrors lurk in the demesnes of the Outer God?  Only Nyarlathotep, himself, a fearsome vision that causes abject insanity in all who behold him.  He is The Crawling Chaos.  He is a thousand different forms.  He walks among us as a human, a dark and stately man, who resembles an Egyptian Pharaoh.  Nyarlathotep oozes amongst the terrors of the Old Ones, to bring a fetid air of disquiet to even the most stalwart adventurer.

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This new avatar from Avatar Bizarre is 100% rigged mesh with a shape and an alpha.  It’s Materials enhanced to give the illusion of being a glistening scaly, elephantine-skinned monstrosity, ready to consume all who oppose him.  A HUD is included for color changes.  You can choose from seven color variations, depending on flavor and intensity of your mad desire.

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Do not be alarmed.  Be very, very frightened.

Available on the marketplace and inworld.

World Goth Fair and the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

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In 2007 Sophie Lancaster and her friend Rob were attacked and killed in Lancashire, England, for the way they were dressed.  Because they chose to express themselves a little differently, while harming nobody, some people took grave offense and punished these two kids in the worst way possible.  Since then, Sophie’s family has set up a charity foundation which focuses on creating respect for and understanding of subcultures in the community.  It also works closely with law enforcement and politicians to ensure people who are a part of any subculture are protected by the law.

Every year on May 22, World Goth Day slides into view, making its presence known to the world at large. 

Every year in May, Cursed Events in Second Life hosts World Goth Fair.  It starts May 15 and ends June 1, and within the confines of three sims, you will find a plethora of fantastic items for sale.  The sale of many items will benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  You can get landmarks and information here: http://worldgothfair.wordpress.com/

Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of this event once again, and has a number of brand new items up for sale for the duration of the event. 

For your consideration, the preview:

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Inferi Eyes are mesh and come in Fullbright, glow, and normal.  These are modify and copy (unrigged), and are available in ten colors.  The Fatpack, along with three single colors will be available in our World Goth Fair Booth.  50% of the proceeds of the Fatpack will go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.  There is a second Fatpack for the Cracked Eyes, along with three single colors available at the fair.  All twenty sets of eyes will be available at the main store and on the Marketplace once the fair ends.

As most fairs have gachas now (those pesky “machines” where you put in money and get a random prize), WGF is no exception.  There will be a gacha area for those who wish to participate.  Avatar Bizarre will place a gacha full of Cthulhu Shoulder Pets, at 20L per play.  All gacha items are Transfer/Modify.  If you wish to bypass the gacha thing, you can purchase the whole set for 750L in the booth.  The Cthulhus in this set are Modify/Copy only.  There are fifteen in the set, and 50% of the proceeds go to the charity.

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On to some more fun stuff…
There are two new partial mesh suits available in four colors each at the fair.  More colors will be available after the fair.
First up is the Mitternacht Hatter, one more outfit in Avatar Bizarre’s line of Lewis Carroll Fever Dreams.  Please try the demo before you buy.  Demos are always free, and transfer.

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Finally, we have a spectacular new suit inspired by the song “Panzermensch” by And One.  It’s available in four colors at the fair, with more colors coming after the fair.  This is another partial mesh suit.

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Both suits are available in Black, Red, Purple, and Teal at the fair.

 

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I hope to see you at World Goth Fair, and as always, share and enjoy.

Twisted Hunt – March 1-31

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The Twisted Hunt is now upon us.  If you are unfamiliar with this event, it is the hardest hunt on the grid.  This is not a boast.  It is rock solid fact.  However, in spite of the difficulty of having hunt items moving constantly, a lack of a hint blog (you have to get hints through the group chat), and as many invisible decoys as you can eat, merchants and the organizers make this one of the most fun. In addition to the many fine gifts you can find in the normal part of the hunt, a lot of merchants give out extra gifts in their decoy boxes, put out gachas, have lots of sales, and go the extra mile with various games and mazes and mini hunts as well.  If you’re in the mood for a bit of grid hopping, this is definitely a solid and fun event with a fun group of people in the group helping each other out.

When you start the hunt, you are probably going to be OCD about it and go from the beginning to the endgame in order.  This works really well, but you can also skip around, if you find yourself having difficulty finding various items at first.  Don’t ever despair if you can’t find an item because chances are that item is going to find a new location at some point during the hunt.  They usually do.

If you do wish to start at the very beginning, the Twisted Headquarters is located here.  There are some fun gifts set out there, as well as hunt instructions, urls, and everything you might need to make your life a bit easier (or harder, as the case may be).

As you might have guessed by the picture heading this blog post, the item you need to find is a Hellraiser Puzzle Box.  It will be Eggplant colored (or Aubergine, if you’re bent that way).  For the color-impaired, that’s a kind of purple concoction.  The box will be spinning.  It will have edges.  Use hints to find it, or just try to find it on your own.  It’s recommended that you don’t use area search or wireframe.  These methods will only lead to tears of frustration.

Avatar Bizarre is happy to be a long-time sponsor and quarter organizer of this event.  It is the 2nd stop on the official hunt docket, and you will not only find a male and a female gift (eventually), but there are also many, many gachas.  IN addition to the gachas, there is a traditional limited edition shoulder pet cthulhu available for 50L.  It will only be available for the duration of the hunt.
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If you’d like to see some of the hunt gifts blogged, Shadowed Darkfury is providing some bloggishness for everyone. 

The Twisted Hunt runs March 1-31, has 105 stores participating, plus the endgame with all of its goodies.  Good luck!

 

Horrorfest starts TODAY!!

Horrorfest is a Halloween themed event running October 18 through November 8, and proceeds go to the Epilepsy Therapy Project.

You can find the event here.

Beware!  You will find yourself lost in the woods, a creepy feeling pervading everywhere.  The trees reach out to you with gnarled fingers, brushing the back of your neck.  You jump when a twig snaps behind you.  Heart pounding, you slowly turn around, fearing what you will see…

What confronts you is just too horrible to imagine:  Dozens of gachas containing things that will consume your Linden balance and leave you destitute!  You will find everything from Avatars and Shoes to Eyes and Make up.

Avatar Bizarre is thrilled to be a part of this magnificent and horrifying event.  We have a gacha for eyeballs, naturally.

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Here’s a little close up:
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The rares are Black, White, and Machine.  Good luck!

In other news, there’s a booth attached to all this hulabaloo.  Once you’ve followed the gloomy path of financial destruction across a bridge or two, you will find a large building.  Proceed with caution, as you enter the foyer.  HUNDREDS OF BLOGGER EYES WILL BE UPON YOU!  Tip-toe gently through this chamber to the main floor, where you will find many, many booths full of goodies that you will want to purchase.  Avatar Bizarre’s booth is to the left of the main entrance.

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The two Harker Tuxedos, named for Jonathan Harker of Dracula fame, are set to give 50% of the sales proceeds to the charity.  If you buy the Jade Rock Critter avatar, the entire sale goes to the charity!

Of course, there will be other colors available for the Harker Tux after the event.

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Of course, there’s a brand new Cthulhu available for you elder gods aficionados.  Meet MARROW BONES
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In addition to all this merchandise goodness, there will be events and things and fun and stuff.  Stay tuned!

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Oh, the HORROR! Shoulder Cthulhu, Bookended by Black and White

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If you’ve never been owned by something that was summoned from the PITS OF DOOM, you simply haven’t lived.  Painfully extruded from the quagmire of meshy quicksand, the New, Improved, and Meshy Cthulhu shoulder pet has arrived at Avatar Bizarre.

Spawned from the primordial pits of DOOM, this meshy shoulder pet has been cloned from the most iniquitous and foul remnants of evil ever to be unearthed.

Many explorers and adventurers died horrible, slow, and painful deaths to secure the dark substance from whence these creatures sprang forth.

As with all creeping horrors and Elder Gods, purchase at your own peril, for you will be subjected to night terrors, dire hallucinations, and general disarray of the worst sort.

This, your very own Cthulhoid, has been summoned from the pits of Blender and extruded from only the most malicious mesh. Polygons were tortured, and normals were destroyed. Feeble will your tenuous grasp on sanity be.

You have been warned.

The nitty gritty:
These are not copy. Why would you? They would only self replicate and raise horrible armies with which to destroy the world.

They are modify. Good luck containing the perniciousness of these creatures.

They are transfer. After all, once you’ve been left a dried up soulless and pitiful husk, these creatures must find others on which to feed. Heaven forfend you actually want to gift this to someone. There may be laws against such an act.

Species: There are several, including various leopard spotted, zebra striped, and a wicked strain of albinism that makes Rasputin seem like a normal and sane guy.

LI: Approximately 12-15 LI, depending on how big they are. Turn into a tip jar at your own peril.

Made to be worn on the shoulder, or any extraneous body parts you don’t wish to keep.

Can be used as a door stop.

May eat the neighbor kids.

Noiseless.

Dare you to get one.  Marketplace and Inworld.

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HP Lovecraft Festival

This is just a quick head’s up to folks about the Lovecraft Festival being held from Sept. 22 through Sept 30.  It’s a neat little sim jam-packed with rides, games, and Eldritch Horrors.  Several merchants, including yours truly, will be set up with all kinds of nifty Vintage, Gothic, and Steampunk stuff for you to wear, decorate with, ride, or fly.

You can get the skinny at http://festival.sllovecraft.com/

Avatar Bizarre will be selling an exclusive Cthulhu Shoulder Pet, available only at this festival, and then he’s gone forever.  If you’re a collector of the Cthulhu Shoulder Pets, be sure to stop by and pick one up before they go away forever

Here’s a sneak preview:

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