May Day! May Fly! May May May!

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The May Fly is a magical creature, who packs an entire lifetime into a single day.  They flit from tree to bush, wafting gracefully on gossamer wings.  Some say May Flies don’t really die; they just become faeries.

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The May Fly wings from Avatar Bizarre flutter delicately, like the tiny insect they’re inspired by.  These are modify and copy, and include both animated wings, and static wings (for areas that have scripts disabled).  You also get a color HUD, which includes a few colors, plus white, just in case you want a special color that wasn’t included.  There’s also a touch resize script in both sets of wings, so all you have to do is click on the wings, and choose bigger or smaller sizes.  You will probably need to reposition the wings once they’ve been resized.

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These are currently available inworld and on the Marketplace.

Credits:
Location – Otherworld at Fantasy Faire
Body – SLink Male Physique
Hands – SLink Male Relaxed
Head – LOGO Ethan
Skin – Nivaro Crow
Hair – EmoTions – Michael

 

 

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Otherworld – a Tour of Fantasy Faire

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Fantasy Faire, Second Life’s biggest Relay for Life Fantasy themed charity event, is currently in full swing.  It opened to the public on April 21, and as of this writing, the event has brought in over $11,000 USD for The American Cancer Society!

Avatar Bizarre, as mentioned before, has a booth at the Faire, and thank you to everyone who is buying things from me and the other merchants.  Every little bit helps.

I decided to take a little tour of all 13 sims the other day.  The first few photos were a whirlwind “If This Is Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium” tour, which resulted in one photo in every sim over the course of a night.

But it really doesn’t do the faire justice.  So I wanted to spend a little time visiting each sim, and showing off some really neat builds, while also showing off some of the things Avatar Bizarre has to offer.

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The Otherworld Sim is an incredible mix of glowing plants, spires, and natural formations.  Otherworld is nestled far from the trade routes, boats and trails, roads and civilization are unknown.  It’s a breath away from you, just beyond the shimmering mist. This is a mysterious and magical place, the world of heroes and gods of the Faerie Realm.

I wandered aimlessly, always trying to capture that fleeting glimpse in the corner of my eye.  Non-corporeal beings hid in plain site, always just out of reach; flickering lights and echoing laughter haunting the lonely traveler.

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Sponsored by Cerridwen’s  Cauldron and built by Elicio Ember, this sim is host to many fine merchants, so don’t forget to check out their booths while you explore this mystical realm of Faerie.

I flew through the crystal caves on my way to the next new adventure, but couldn’t resist the temptation to admire the glowing treasures up close.

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I’m a real fan of shiny things, as you can see.  They’re a wonderful distraction, and look spectacular in every way.

I could keep adding photos, but there’s just so much to see and so many things to do!  It’s difficult to keep from going broke in this event, but I have to say that the quality of all the merchants, the fun of the Quest (you can get your Quest HUD at all the sim landing points), and the amazing team who brought us yet another great Fantasy Faire, this is one of the reasons Second Life is such an amazing place.

Stay tuned for more adventures from the Fairelands, brought to you by little old me.

Credits:
Location:  Otherworld at Fantasy Faire
Body – SLink Male Physique
Hands – SLink male relaxed
Hair – Exile Give Away Your Secrets Natural
Head – LOGO Ethan Male
Skin – Nivaro Crow Cream
Wings, Horns and Legs are all from Avatar Bziarre, and available in the booth at Lucentia sim.

Odyssey Mythica

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The Manticore was a beast borne of Persian myth and legend.  Its name means “Man eater”, and was also called “Androphagos” by the Greeks.  It was a Sphynx-like creature with a red lion’s body, bat wings, and a large scorpion tail.  It spoke in a trumpeting voice, had three rows of teeth, and sometimes had horns.  No matter how it looked, it was always dangerous, either ripping men apart, or impaling them on its razor sharp tail.

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Twisted Odyssey is a hunt starting on March 1.  It’s a grid-wide hunt with roughly 100 stores involved.  Avatar Bizarre has been a longtime sponsor and co-organizer of the hunt, and this is a sneak preview of the hunt gift, along with the gacha prize.

The Manticore Kit includes the horns, legs, tail, and leg scales.  There are two pairs of rigged legs (small and large for female, femboy, and male avatars), an unrigged tail, and unrigged horns.

The wings are going to be included in a gacha with about a dozen colors.  There will be two rare colors:  Argentum (Silver), and Aurum (Gold).

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These have all been materials enhanced for your viewing pleasure.

When the time comes, you can find the kit and the gacha at Avatar Bizarre’s inworld location.  The Gacha will cost 25L per pull (Modify, Transfer only).  The Manticore Kit can be found if you look for a gold and black puzzle box.  It will be spinning.  It will be small.  There will be a breadcrumb trail leading right to it if only you discover the Sphynx’s riddles.

Orbital Be-Bop – Skydancer Shoes!

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Countdown it’s getting near to flight time
Night stars are shining in my eyes
Ma’ says I’m going to be the first one
To dance the be-bop in the skies!

Dancing in heaven, I never thought
I’d ever get my feet this far (orbital be-bop) – Q Feel, Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be-Bop)

The Skydancer Shoes are here, and they’re ready to make you feel like soaring!  These 100% unrigged mesh shoes are the latest in Avatar Bizarre’s growing footwear collection, and feature a color HUD that gives you seven different color choices.  Along with the full spectrum, these shoes were built to accommodate the SLink male flat foot.  However, as these are modify and copy, you should be able to resize them for the SLink female flat foot.  With a little tweaking of size and position, these should also fit the conventional Second Life avatar foot.  Materials enhanced for your viewing pleasure!

Currently available on the Marketplace and inworld.

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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…

One…two…three…GACHA!

Gacha, a virtual gumball machine with reasonably inexpensive prizes that can be traded, given away, or sold in virtual yardsales, are still all the rage in Second Life.

Avatar Bizarre currently sports seven Gacha machines at the front of the store, containing various bits of nifty in the form of boots, wings, avatars, shoulder pets, eyes, and even clown pants.  They’re fun little machines, these Gachas.  You put in your 15L, 25L, or 50L, depending on the cost, and you get that random prize.  But, like the drug store prizes machines of the ’70s and ’80s (or even the laundromat machines sporadically placed across the country), there is always a rare prize or two you spend hours and hours tying to get.  The deal is you usually end up with about a dozen of the common items before you finally get that gold plated shiny sticker or whatever it may be.

In Second Life Gacha, the rare prizes are more likely to be a special color of something, or just a random something among a sea of same somethings.

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The first of the new Gacha collectibles at Avatar Bizarre is the Magick Wings collection.  These are mesh,and semi-transparent with a bit of glow for that other-worldly ethereal quality that is so prevalent in the world of Faerie (or whatever).  The Dragonfly wings come in eight colors with two rare; and the Luna Moth wings are available in ten colors with three rare sets.  The good news is these are unrigged, so they can be resized, even to Petite Mesh avatar size.  They are low LI, which means they should be low lag and load pretty quick, even on slow machines.

The Dragonfly wings are one piece.  The Luna Moth wings, on the other hand, where uploaded separately, so if you right click them, hit EDIT>Linked Parts, and click on one of the wings, you can move the wings around to whatever position you want.  In fact, the Rare Verigated version comes with closed wings by default.

The second set of Gacha items has not yet been released, but it’s pretty fun.  Avatar Bizarre is about to release a set of Magick Familiar Shoulder Pets.  These are cats that sit on your shoulder, and each is wearing a coordinating wizard’s hat.  If you want the hat separate, they are easily removed.  Click on your critter when you’ve rezzed it on the ground (entire thing is 16 LI) then hit Ctrl (or Command if you’re on a Mac) L and that will unlike the hat from the cat.  The cat itself is 6 LI.

The cats are all available in 11 Colors with the three rares being Purple Tabby, Rainbow Tabby, and Calico.  These little beauties sit on your right shoulder with a tail that curves slightly around your shoulder blades.  Unrigged, these can be sized up or down, depending on what you plan to do with them.  They will likely be released as a Gacha during the March 1-31 Twisted Hunt.

Collect them all!

And stay tuned for more as things ramp up for the next couple of events in Second Life.

All Gachas are to be found at the main store location.

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