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Darkroom Photo Editor - Pixlr



I love plurk! There are so many amazing people on plurk and they are always sharing pictures, ideas, and just about anything you can imagine.  Today a link to a fun program was shared and I feel like Christmas came early!

Pixlr is a free web-based photo darkroom editor that adds old-fashion film darkroom processing effects, overlays, and boarders to images.  Its incredibly powerful, streamlined, and yet simply and fast to use.  Needless to say I. Am. In love!

Oh!  It gets better. Did I mention that it is also available to DOWNLOAD and use free on your computer, iphone, or android phone?  Oh yes!

Wait.

Wait!

And there is still more. (Do I sound like an infomercial yet?) There is also a free web-based graphics program you can use for regular photo editing.  Its much like GIMP or Photoshop.  The controls are almost exactly like Photoshop.  It too is insanely easy to use.  I forsee this program getting LOTS of use by me in the near and far future.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Creatures of the Night




She Demon, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.


Halloween may be over, but creatures of the night never walk by any calender. This is the full Halloween costume that went with the "Something Wicked This Way Comes" post. I meant to put them out back to back, but real life got a hold of me and wouldn't let go.

It's not often that I take off my kitty ears and tail, but Sinfull makes some amazing demon-type accessories! The silks I've had for a couple years now and work perfectly with this look. I used a bit of selective coloring in Photoshop to bring out the color of the moon and the Succubus eyes by FDM. The ballet boots (I've been told they have become my signature look. People question me in clubs when i don't have them on) are a set from *Kas* and are sculpted with alpha layers and HUD control.

Shopping List:

Silks of the Siren: Darknesses Silks
Boots: *KaS*BalletBoots

Skin: Nomine Aether - Latte
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Ahiga Hair - Silver
Eyes: FDM-Alive-Succubus-L-Light
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Shape: Custom made by me

Horns: Sinfull Aaryanna horns Black
Wings: ::{Favole}:: Entangled *Version 3*
Tail: Sinfull Chained black tail
Gloves: ELEMENTAL glowing electric hands +Fallen Gods Inc.+ PITCH BLACK

Pose: [LAP]

Death by Blurple



Death by Blurple, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
Yeah, we've all been there. Total death by blurple!

Somewhere in the mid-100s of the Fall 2011 Twisted Hunt. Beautifully twisted sim decorated with haunted forest, dead grasses, circling birds, windlight settings, fog, and a tree to hang yourself for a bit of a rest.


Location: #136 Filthy Things: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Froien/32/96/2

Skin: *League* Sia Fair Smoky -Frex-Cleavage
Hair: Magika - Poof (B&W: White)
Dress: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Destruction (Blue)
Boots: (SP) Diabolo Boots

Faun's Midnight



Faun's Midnight, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.

When the moon sits high in the evening sky its ghostly glow filtering through the trees, the shadows come to life dancing in time with every whispered breeze. In this hour, half way between the setting of dusk and breaking dawn, this is the magical midnight hour, a time for the frolicking of fauns. 
                                                             (c) sierra sugar 9/12/2011


Worn by both Lakea & Sierra:

Faun Avatar: Twisted Hunt prize from Deviant Designs
Skin: +Panda Express+: Oh! Deer (Lakea - tone 1, Sierra - tone 2)
Eyes: Poetic Colors

Sierra:

Wooden Fairy Wings: +Panda Express+ - ++PE++ OH DEER! Antler Wings
Horns: +Panda Express+ - ++PE++ OH DEER! Basic Antlers
Ears: +Panda Express+ - ++PE++ Wilted Elf Ears- Merlust
Tail: +Panda Express+ - ++PE++ OH DEER! Basic Tail
Hair: Damselfly - Jaqui (in Ruby Twilight)
Eyes: Poetic Colors -pc eyes by LL - poison ivy (Large)

Pose: !Bang - Smooshed
Photography: *SKC* Photography by Sierra Sugar

Twisted and Cute



Twisted and Cute, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
Taking a break during the Twisted Hunt at the skybox hunt area of Lemon & Cream.
slurl.com/secondlife/Dead%20Drop/106/55/26.

The Fall 2011 Unseelie Twisted Hunt is well under way.  The hunt starts at DV8 and includes some 207 stores.  It is touted to be THE most difficult hunt to be found anywhere in Second Life all year. However, don't let that claim to fame stop you from participating.  It may be a difficult hunt with lots of decoys, prizes being moved, hypnotizing moving textures, and black and blue overload anywhere you go; BUT it is filled with some of the best gifts from all the stores in the hunt.  These are top-quality items well worth the time and effort to find them. Also, many of the participating stores have mini hunts within their stores with extra prizes, mazes to complete for more gifts, and gatchas and special gallore!  Take your time with this hunt and enjoy. Go with a friend or two, as two pair of eyes are better than one when trying to find the little blurple and black hellraiser boxes.  

Also, join the Twisted Hunt group ( secondlife:///app/group/73770da7-7d71-a54e-6e86-60a3e9281e07/about ).  THEY ARE A FANTASTIC bunch to talk with while you hunt!  Keep in mind this is an active and very social group.  There is always lots of talk and chatter, and not always on "topic". But that is the point. This is a very social, nutty, and overall friendly bunch of people.  They will often help with clues in chat, but will not tell you directly where the box is.

Skin: *League* Sia Fair FelineFemme -Frex -Cleavage
Eyes: Poetic Color: pc eyes by LL - poison ivy - small
Tattoo: Eternal Misfit by *SKC*
Whiskers: ::Jungle Voodoo:: ~Quietly's~ Neko Whiskers -Get Wild-
Ears: *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ears 1.2
Collar: *GF* Fickle Heart Choker -white-
Top:*BOOM* Hope's Tank-Ocean
Shorts: *BOOM* Wei Shorts -Blue
Gloves: (TH special) *Bad Juju* Twisted Socks and Gloves
Antenea: (TH special) *Bad Juju* Twisted Antennae
Hair: (TH special) *Bad Juju* Twisted Hair-White

Queen of Puffys


Queen of Puffys, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.

Second Life has gone gaga for all things Harry Potter, especially with the newest role play sim opening up soon. Hogwarts: Your Story is set to take place some 20 years after the end of the last book. And I too plan to pack my trunks and catch the Hogwarts Express back to the castle this year. Of course, I had to do a little back-to-school shopping.

The school uniform is a 25-piece set from SN@TCH, that you can either get free for a little bit of time spent fishing, or purchase outright. The set includes pants, skirts, shoes, socks, sweaters, and ties for all 4 houses. Just go to the main SN@TCH store and find their game room.

The Lemondrop Shoppe
is participating in the Hogwarts special market. Among the special items to be found there are these ADORABLE Pygmy Puff pets. You can find them in a Gatcha at the market in 24 different colors (23 shown here). They perch comfortably on your shoulder, but be mindful they have quick little tongues that will dart out and lick you when you least expect it. All Pygmy Puffs are +trans so you can collect them, trade colors, and share with your friends. And YES, you can take them to school with you.

Happy Hogwarting everyone *snugglepuffs*

Shape: My Own
Skin: *League* Sia Fair FelineFemme -Frex
Freckles: L.Fauna EXTRA FRECKLES [Tan] (tattoo layer)
Eyes: pc eyes by LL - poison ivy - small
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Neko Ears: *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ear 1.2

Outfit: SN@TCH Mary Potter (free 7seas Fishing prizes - 25 pieces in total, including ties for all 4 houses)
Shirt: 18 :::Sn@tch Mary Blouse (White-S)::: + 12 :::Sn@tch Slytherin Collar:::
Jacket: 20 :::Sn@tch Mary Cardigan (Grey-J):::
Skirt: 23 :::Sn@tch Tweed Mini Skirt (Grey-P)::: + 21 :::Sn@tch Plaid Ruffle Skirt (Black):::
Socks: 16 :::Sn@tch Lolli Socks (Grey)::: + 14 :::Sn@tch Lolli Sock Ruffle (Grey-LF)::: + 15 :::Sn@tch Lolli Sock Ruffle (Grey-RT):::
Shoes: 5 :::Sn@tch Ballet Slipper Shoe Shape::: + 3 :::Sn@tch Ballet Slipper (Black-LF)::: + 4 :::Sn@tch Ballet Slipper (Black/RT):::

Ohmai Emporium: Pygmy Puff (Crimson) from The Lemondrop Shoppe
slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Hidden%20Isle/21/218/1002
Gatcha 30L per: 24 colors total.
Shown: Anemysk
Antique
Ash
Candy
Celeste
Crimson
Custard
Lilac
Luxe
Magenta
Mink
Nettles
Peach
Pistachio
Polly
Prussian
Pumpkin
Sable
Sakura
Snow
Tea Rose 1
Wisteria
Wolfsbane
Not show "Chocolate Frog"

Chasing Pirates


Pirate Kitty faded, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.


In your message you said, you were goin' to bed, but I'm not done with the night.
So I stayed up and read, but your words in my head, got me mixed up so I turned out the light.

And I, don't know how, to slow it down.
My mind's racing from chasing pirates.

Well the man in there swings while the silliest things, floppin around in my brain.
And I try not to dream but them possible schemes, swim around, wanna drown me in synch.

And I, don't know how, to slow it down.
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates.

Ears - *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ear 1.2
Skin - *League* Sia Fair FelineFemme -Frex -Cleavage
Eyes - sa_ForestElfEyes_CelinFerns
Lashes - Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Hair - [Nikita] Bright Choque Hair - Ice
Shape - My own

Boots - *~*Illusion*~* *~*Pirate Boot Base: Fop/Strapped/Small Divided
Stockings - + ezura + Thigh-High Sheer Stockings *Stripes
Garter - ~Blacklace~ Trouble: Black Lace Garter w/Gun
Corset (prim) - Schadenfreude Corset (Frozen Waist) - Wider Ribs
Corset (alpha layer) - Schadenfreude Underbust Corset Alpha
Corset top (prim) - [Black] CorsetTop
Corset top (clothing jacket layer) - [Black] Corset
Skirt - Indyra Orginals - Bastille BustleSkirt
Pants - ~Blacklace~ Trouble: Velvet & Satin Gray Pinstripe Garter Belt
Panties - ~Blacklace~ Trouble: Black Velvet Panties
Collar - Indyra Orginals - Victorian Choker Ascot
Arm cuffs - Indyra Orginals - Bastille Cuff
Hat - Indyra Orginals - Bastille Tri-Corner hat

Sierra's Numbers



Sierra's Nummbers, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
Completing Strawberry Singh's challenge to list our shape numbers. It's wonderful to see such diversity in Second Life and everyone's idea is aesthetics when creating their avatar.

Please take a look at her Flickr group "What's your Digits" to see everyone who has participlated.

Other Credits:

Shape: My own custom creation
Skin: *League* Sia Fair Ruby -Frex -Cleavage
Hair: VIXEN - Besom - White
Eyes: sa_ForestElfEyes_CelinFerns
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Nails: [ Love Soul ] Prim nails*Charme*White
Neko Ears: *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ears (now Sanu)
Neko Tail: Psychotic Neko - Extreme Corset Tail
Outfit: ~Blacklace~ Crush: Pink Satin Mesh Camisole Set

H2 Photography

Emerald_Dreams


Late nights in Second Life can bring about some interesting results. The other night I was standing on my land in SL AFK and windowed out responding to something on Plurk, not terribly uncommon of me. When I looked back at Second Life there was a strange man standing next to me on my property. Like most of you, coming back to SL and finding a stranger on your land can be somewhat disconcerting. But this was not some nosy, annoying newb, this was a well-put-together male Avatar just standing there quietly next to me, respectful would be the word I would use.

Meet Homer Hanly. The photographer and graphic artist behind H2 Photography in Second Life. Homer is a real life photographer and artist practicing and expanding his techniques in SL with the world of 3D Digital Artistry. Now here is where I blush and am ever so grateful. Homer was checking old LMs in his inventory and hopping around SL looking for scenic places to take pictures when he stumbled across my Caribbean Island Oasis and me, oblivious in AFK land. He watched and seemed to like the movements of my AO and the poses it created so decided to take some pictures. What he did with them is just simply amazing. Most of ya'll know I do most of my own photography for eMOTIONS and for fun. But I would (and plan to) hire Homer for a photo session for a personal collection. Check out his blog, Homer's Place and his Flickr! He's got a fun sense of humor and sometimes a daring voyeuristic style I think most of you will enjoy thoroughly.

Thank you, Homer for the wonderful pictures and the new found friendship. Thank you for the late night phantom chasing and Photoshop circles of confusion (my confusion creating not yours, lol).

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Our Time


♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸

Somethin' in your eyes, makes me wanna lose myself
Makes me wanna lose myself, in your arms
There's somethin' in your voice, makes my heart beat fast
Hope this feeling lasts, the rest of my life
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I come from
It feels like home to me, it feels like home to me
It feels like I'm all the way back where I belong

♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸♪.¸¸.•´♫•.¸¸.•♬*•.¸

I love that song. It brings back some wonderful memories. Even though that time has passed and the person I shared it with and myself have moved on, it still is one of those songs that brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart.

Our Time. That's what we had. And I'm hopeful somewhere down the road there will be special someone to have time with again. But for all of you out there who have that special someone, this pose is for you. For your love. For your hopes. For your dreams. For your time, alone, together, in peace and happiness. Our Time, that perfect pose to sit and talk about everything and nothing. Our Time, when it feels like home simply because you are together.

Our Time is part of the Pro Posers Hunt #3. Be sure to follow the hunt and blog here. Don't miss out on all the wonderful gifts you can find during the hunt. Join the Pro Posers group to take part in the hunt as well as get special group only gifts and discounts.

~sierra sugar

A Gift for Everyone

It's the holiday season and we all like to be able to give and receive presents. Over the years more and more content creators have followed the trend of making items "No Trans" which makes gifting difficult. Sure many stores offer the "buy now as a gift" options which allows you to purchase and have the item sent directly to the person at that moment. But its not the same as buying a gift, wrapping it up and giving it to the certain someone at a specific time, date, place, and setting of your choosing to make the moment special.

With this in mind I decided to compile a list of stores in Second Life that still offer transferable items, or at the very least have a Gift Card system. This will be a running list of all types of stores from clothing, hair, skins, poses, furniture, etc... That I will update regularly. Gifting isn't just for Christmas. Its great for birthdays, rez days, valentines day, anniversaries, and the always wonderful "just because".

Continue to check here for store updates. Or visit eMOTIONS and JJ Lanes">JJ Lanes Furniture in world at the SL Gifts Kiosk to get the current notecard with landmarks.

If you have or know of a store that offers transfer items or gift cards, or if a store on the list changes their location, please reply here or send me a notecard in world with the information.

2010 HOLIDAY SPECIALS

Twisted Krissmuss Holiday Hunt: 200+ Stores offering a specialty item that is +Trans and only 100L
Starting Dec 4th, you can swing by Twisted Krissmuss HQ and pick up:
— A guide book
— LMs to over 200 participating merchants
— A few little holiday goodies for you
— An invite to the group (easiest to get info that way)
— And possibly other cool things. ;)

ACCESSORIES

Accessories by Eolande: +Trans & Gift Cards

APPAREL

aDiva: +Trans
Alphamale: +Trans & Gift Cards
BareRose (B@R): +Trans
Basics: +Trans
     BLOG:  http://basics.ashleighdickins.com
Blacklace: +Trans & Gift Cards
BlakOpal Design: Gift Cards
Calla: +Trans (must request +Trans from TigerLily Koi)
Clio: +Trans
BLOG: http://cliosmessyroom.blogspot.com
Courtisan Silks: +Trans
DARE DESIGNS: +Trans
Blog: http://newsfromtheloft.wordpress.com/
+DV8+: Gift Cards
HTC: Gift Cards
HUDSON'S: +Trans
INSOLENCE: +Trans
Kismet: Gift Cards

MaiMai
: Gift Cards
PajamaRama: +Trans
PomPomPom (formerly *evie's*): +trans
     BLOG:  http://pompompomstoreblog.wordpress.com/
QQ Fashion: +Trans
R:A:D: Gift Cards
Ravenwear: + : +Trans & Gift Cards
Rfrye
: +Trans & Gift Cards
Sage Fashion: Gift Card
Sascha's: +Trans & Gift Cards
~Scribble~: +Trans
SF Design: Gift Cards
Blog: http://sfd-secondlife.blogspot.com/
Shiki Design: Gift Card
Blog: http://shikidesign.blogspot.com
Sn@tch: +Trans
Solange: Gift Cards
BLOG: http://www.solangefashions.blogspot.com/
Somnia: Gift Cards
SySy's: Gift Cards (also has limited holiday items that are +Trans)
Blog: http://sydesigns.blogspot.com
TempT: +Trans
The Curious Seemstress:  +Trans
     BLOG:  http://gwd-greenwooddesigns.blogspot.com/


Artwork

Laval Photography Gallery: +Trans
Virtual Alchemy Photography :+Trans (on first floor only)

Baby

Breedables

*all Breedable animals are transferable. The food/stat items are usually not.
Only the MAINSTORE for the original creator of each breedable type will be listed. There are many in-world groups for breeders's stores, auctions, etc.

Ozimals (Bunnies)
(Chickens)
(Horses)
(Kitties)
(Lizards)
(Quail)
(Turtles)

Christmas

HUDSON'S: +Trans
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards
Laval Christmas Shop: +Trans

DISCOUNTED, FREE & FOR NEWBIES

DARE DESIGNS NEWBPOCALYPSE

Blog: http://newsfromtheloft.wordpress.com/


EYES


FOOD & DRINKS

THE FOODING: +Trans


FURNITURE

AA Garden Center: +Trans
DAMNED GOOD DESIGN: +Trans
EarthDwellings: +Trans
HUDSON'S: +Trans
JJ Lanes">JJ Lanes: Gift Cards
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards
Tiki Tattoo: +Trans
::WetCat:: Builds&Poses: +Trans

HAIR

Alli&Ali Designs
: Gift Boxes (UNopened - rez on ground, recipient clicks the TOP of the gift box to receive item.)
Blog: http://www.allialidesigns.com/
Calla: Gift Cards (for both Men's & Women's Hair)


Homes, Buildings, Structures

JJ Lanes Prefab Homes: Gift Cards
Kismet: +Trans & Gift Cards

Jewelry

Carolina Jewelry: Gift Cards (IM owner and she will make any requested item +trans for purchase)
BLOG: www.capollo.blogspot.com
EarthStones: +Trans & Gift Cards


LANDSCAPING

Botanical: +Trans

**forest feast**
: +Trans
Heart Garden: +Trans
Tiki Tattoo: +Trans


Maternity


Misc

Happy Mood: +Trans
Mechanized Life (FilterCam, MachimaCam): Gift Cards
Blog: http://www.mechanizedlife.com/
~Scribble~: +Trans
*~Zanzibar creationZ~* (costumes, facepaint, unique items): +Trans


NEKO ACCESSORIES


Pets & Animals (NOT BREEDABLES)

AKK Horse Ranch: +Trans
VKC Dogs: +Trans
X Fusion (mean little kitty, puppeteer): +Trans


POSES and ANIMATIONS

Boudoir Rouge
BeScene Poses: Gift Cards
eMOTIONS: +Trans
Blog: http://emotions-byskc.blogspot.com/
Props-N-Poses: +Trans
.:S:. Stance Poses & Props: Gift Cards
+Studio Sidhe+: Gift Cards


SHOES

AVA CHOO Fantastic Footwear: Gift Cards


SKIN


Textures

Kismet: Gift Cards
Laval Christmas Shop: +Trans

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Christmas2010a, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.

Where I come from in Real Life we have seasons such as "Summer", "August", "Hot" and "February" (where we get a slight reprieve from the heat and humidity). So Fall and Winter in Second Life for me are the most enjoyable. I love to see Sim landscaping change with the seasons. I love how all the stores fashions reflect the colder weather of wintry climates. I love the warm fuzzy sweaters and boots of all varieties. And I love to decorate for the holidays with all the little pretties I find around the grid.

Second Life is a great big play ground of amazing possibilities, fantastical creations, and imagination without boundaries. So as I sit here sipping hot chocolate in my house cooled to a comfortable 70 degrees thanks to the modern luxury of air conditioning, I decorate my home Sim for Christmas. Caribbean Islands are not known for their blustery winters and snow days, so I build up in the sky. SL is great for defying the laws of physics too! In my little skybox I'm able to create a cozy snowy scene complete with frozen pond, frost covered evergreens, and a cute little wooden cabin.

I string some paper snowflakes across the doorway and hang a pretty wreath on the wall. A simple Christmas tree with its twinkling lights brings a touch of festive cheer. As I sit all warm and cozy inside my cabin I can look out on my perfect little winter scene and smile. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Skin: [PXL] - Kasumi SK RoseLips P
Makeup: [PXL] - Kasumi SK Smoke Eyes
Lashes: MaiMai - No Alpha Lashes N01
Hair: Damselfly - Whiskey in Ruby Twilight Blend
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Poison Ivy
Ears: *Dreams* - Tied with a Bow Snowy White Ears
sweater: !BDC FIRESIDE FAWN SWEATER MINI
Cabin: {what next} - Nordic Cabin
Photo Credits: *SKC* Photography

A little bit of sugar

Reposting this from a recent Surf Watch entry, check out the full article Here. One little, very little, kitty DJ was spotted doing a unique spin on the decks.



And just when you thought it was safe to go back in the waters...