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Tameless



Tamless collection, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.


Timeless. Beautiful. Classy.

Tameless Hair Collection created by Nita Braken are all of these and more. Each style is expertly executed with a sense of elegance and character. Normally, I have not been one to wear short hair styles, especially not short straight hair styles; however the Tameless collection has won me over. Her styles are fast becoming some of my standard go-to hair when picking out an outfit.

The featured styles (listed below) are scripted for 28 color change options, and include streak coloring options, and hat/ribbon color change options. The hairstyles also come in singular colors with streak options if you wish not to have the "Megapack" style that includes all colors.

Tameless always features new hairstyles and/or avatars for sale for the first week after release:
4 color packs are normally priced at $199L: sale price during first week of release is $99L
Megapack including all colors are priced at $799L: sale price during first week of release is $399L.
Complete Avatars are priced at $499 in shop: sale price during first week of release is $399L.  
All avatars are listed on the Marketplace at an ongoing reduced price of $399L.

The skin is also a new one for me from the store Mojo. The features make the face seem a little more round and softer, which I adore. The lips are pouty but not too puffy, and the overall shading throughout the skin is subtle and feminine. Freckle tattoo and makeup layers are listed below as well.

Shopping List:
Tameless Hair Collection:
(left to right)
Nadine
Charlotte
Mindi
Jolene
Norine

Skin: MOJO//ALBA EVO// 08-MILK
Eyes: Poetic Colors - Poison Ivy
Freckles: L. Fauna - Pale (tattoo layer)
Makeup: Glamorize - Dance (eyes tattoo)
Lashes: **Irresistible Look Eyelashes** (alpha lashes)

~sierra

Ozimals Winter Wonderland

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling,
Ring ting tingling too
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you
Outside the snow is falling
And friends are calling "yoo hoo",
Come on, it's lovely weather
For a sleigh ride together with you. 
 
Its that time of year where the snow is on the ground, a chill is in the air, the fireplace is glowing, and good cheer is all around, especially down at Ozimals!  Come join everyone at Ozimals, the bunnies, and the new Pufflings for their annual Holiday Celebrations.  Ozimals has created a beautiful winter wonderland to frolic and play.  There will be sledding, ice skating, holiday music and as always, special themed prizes from the folks at Ozimals for each of the parties.

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Date: Sunday, December 18
Time: 1-3 pm SLT
Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/213/149/23
Theme: Winter Wonderland with Sledding, IceSkating and Holiday music provided by Sierra Sugar

Just hear those sleigh bells jingling! Its that time of year to frolic in the snow, indulge in Hot Chocolate, kiss under the mistletoe, and celebrate the season in Ozimals style.  Come join us for the Winter Wonderland Party complete with Ice Skating and Holiday music provided by Sierra Sugar.

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Date: Thursday, December 22
Time: 5-7pm SLT
Location: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ozimals%20Orientation/213/149/23
Theme: Holiday Ball with Best Dressed Contest

Ozimals is celebrating the season with a festive formal Holiday Ball.  Music provided by DJ Sierra Sugar.  Best dressed contest with prizes.

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!

Honey, I'm Home


Honey, I'm Home! Pumpkin Cottage, created by Harlow Heslop. See full post and credits here!

~sierra

Greenscreen Removal Tutorial

For anything you want to do in Photoshop there are a dozen ways to do them. Greenscreen removal is no exception. If you're lucky enough to have a program like Mask Pro by On One, it will do the job nicely with just a few clicks. However, those programs can be expensive, and with just a few extra steps you can do the removal and clean up yourself. This is a method I picked up from a tutorial originally written by Ryker Beck on the old Rezzable website back in 2009 (thank you 1Angel for locating the source since my memory and HD wipe failed). However, this method continues to work well for me when I'm not using Mask Pro. If you have other methods you've found that work well for you please do share them in the comments area. I am by no means an expert in Photoshop. I'm self taught and am always looking for new/easier/better ways to do any given task.

"Greenscreen" is a generic term for any picture where the subject is photographed in front of a solid, bright/neon, primary color. Neon lime green tends to be the most commonly used, however a bright electric blue or hot pink (or any similar striking color) works as well. In Second Life the "Greenscreen" is created using a solid colored prim set to full bright as the background.

For this tutorial I am using an older greenscreen picture taken before my new graphics card, so many of the edges are not as clean as they would be with a higher end graphics card. However it still works for the purpose of this tutorial.

1. Start with your picture. You can see the solid green background, as well as a variety of colors and transparency levels in the image.


Duplicate the background layer. Select the top copy layer and then click on the eye on the original background layer to hide it.



2. Next from your menus at the top of your screen go to Select > Color Range > choose 'Selection'. Your cursor will turn into an eye dropper and just click anywhere on the background where the green would be. Check the Invert box, then ok. You'll notice the marching ants around your image.


3. Copy your selection using ctrl + c. Make a new layer, then paste your copied selection using ctrl + p onto the new Layer 1. At this point I also hide the background copy.


4. You'll notice on the new layer the semi-transparent areas still have green. Always start by working with the semi-transparent areas that have color, and then move to areas that are black and/or white.

5. Ctrl click on the Layer 1 thumbnail to select the entire image. You'll see the marching ants around the outline again. Create a new blank layer on top of Layer 1. Change the new layer (Layer 2) to Color. Go to your eyedropper tool and select a color from Layer 1 that is next to the green that you want to replace. In this case I have a few areas of red in the hair, tan, yellow, blue on the wings, and brown that still have a green edge to them. One by one I select each color sample from the base image, choose my paintbrush tool, a small soft brush and 100% opacity, and paint along the edge. You'll see the green gets covered up with the selected color.


6. After you've painted away the green in all the color zones (leaving only the semi-transparent areas that are either black or white) you can merge your top color layer 2 with the base layer 1. At this point you can use deselect to remove the marching ants outline.

7. Now we want to remove the green from the semi-transparent black and/or white areas. Go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation. From the drop down box select "Greens". Move your Saturation slider all the way to the left. If you are working with black, move the Lightness slider all the way to the left. If you are working with white, move the lightness slider all the way to the right. Click ok.


8. And there you have your image completely extracted from the Green Screen and ready for any other work you need to do on it in Photoshop. I always create a new layer below the final image and use the paint bucket tool to make it solid black or white to check my image and make sure all the green was removed and I didn't miss any spots.

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]

Filters, Fashion, and Fall


The above picture was taken using the FilterCam HUD and a bit of post production work in Photoshop.  
Below you can see the raw picture, no Photoshop work aside from cropping.
All pictures in full size at my Flickr 


Thanks to the wonderful Codebastard Redgrave, loving "Codie", and her FilterCam2 HUD 
for purchase and use inside Second Life (or on the Marketplace), everyone has the ability 
to take amazing pictures even if you don't have or aren't very skilled (yet) in Photoshop. 

FilterCam2 is a HUD loaded with various textures.  
You attach it to the center HUD position on your screen and take pictures.      
Its just that easy.  
There are shaded effects, frames, keyholes, splatter effects, scope effects, 
and many more, close to 150.  
The HUD allows layering of effects up to 4 layers, so your creativity is endless.  FilterCam main version updates are included with the price of purchase, meaning free upgrades forever.  Expansion packs are purchased separately and are very reasonably priced.

Below, I have included several other pictures from today, 
both pre and post Photoshop production.  
Shopping list included below pictures.  Happy picture taking everyone!

Trypic Filter post production
Trypic Filter raw image

  Polaroid Filter raw image                                          Polaroid Filter post production







Happy Halloween everyone!





The outfit I'm wearing is by the amazing Annejoy Paine of aDiva.
The hair is from Battle Angel.
And the eyes, oh those amazing eyes, are from the recently featured 
FDM Alive Eyes by Aymeric Pelazzi, Silver Medium size, Light.




Shopping List:

Sweater: aDiva couture Tyler Sweater Blue
Jeans: aDiva couture Tyler Half Jeans Cuff L Leg
Boots: Maitreya Gold Shearling Boots
Socks: [ROCKBERRY] Knit Socks Blue/Socks


Skin: .ILLUSORY. Skin_Paige_Fair - Stained A1 (LBF)
Eyes: FDM-Alive-Silver-M-Light
Hair: Vera White Blonde *Battle Angel* JFFH
Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Freckles: L.Fauna EXTRA FRECKLES [Tan]
Ears: *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ear (rebranded to Somnia)

Codebastard Redgrave FilterCam v2 + new expansion pack

New Trails 2 prim Autumn Trees
New Trails sculpted pumpkins and vines

The Eyes are Alive

Fleur du Mâle ALIVE Eyes
       by Aymeric Pelazzi

When I first got these eyes I had this idea of something fantasy and whimsical.  But what seems good in theory often doesn't work in reality.  Above all else I wanted to emphasize these eyes, so that is exactly what I decided to do. But never fear, I will be back to my story-telling days quite soon and expect to see these eyes in all their various colors show up regularly in my story posts.  Now on to the good stuff.

Aymeric Pelazzi is a real-life graphic artist and new designer in Second Life.  His first release are these amazing Alive Eyes.  Over the years I have bought many eyes but ended up wearing very few as they always looked better in the vendor than on my AV.  These however, look just as good on your AV if not better than the vendor ad (and certainly better than my picture taking ability).  


At $49L per color, you are getting an exceptional value with Alive Eyes.  There is both a Drake set (with the vertical pupils pictured here) and the Original set with natural pupils.  They come in 12 eye-catching colors, as well as minute details in both the iris and the whites of the eyes to give them an enhanced realistic look.  Each color come with 3 different sized irises, and each iris size comes in a light, medium, or darker tone, for a total of 9 eyes.  Additionally, there is a prim attachment for each eye scripted with a very faint light and texture movement to simulate how light naturally reflects off the eyes.  The Drake eyes are great for nekos, furries, demons, dragons, vampires, or any other fantasy role-play.

Catch Aymeric Pelazzi today at the Moumou’s Square’s Official Inauguration, from 12noon - 2pm SLT.  Along with Aymeric's gallery there are gardens, stores, live singers, and a mini-hunt for the grand opening celebration. And while you're there be sure to grab a pair of eyes.  You can also find his items on the Marketplace.

Sunshine on my Shoulders



Autumn, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
(Pose brought to you by !Bang)

Fall is such a beautiful time of year to me. It means change. The golds, the reds, and sometimes purples are so colorful and vivid. They invoke that feeling of hope. Its a time of reflection and to find some inner peace. Days grow shorter as the air become crisp and cool. And through it all the sunshine filters through inviting us to bask in its glow.

"Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy.
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry.
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely.
Sunshine almost always makes me high.
"

Location:

Alirium - Beautiful sim with different levels to explore the seasons.
maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/alirium/76/117/21

Shopping List:

Pose: !Bang - Girl set 150-159, stand #152

Shirt: .: Somnia :. Striped Queen {Fall} {J}
Skirt: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Frozen Plain Skirt: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Frozen
Socks: ...:::Beautiful Dirty Rich:::... Frozen
Boots: SEY Layer's boots[D](Black,fur)

Skin: *League* Sia Fair Champagne -Frex -Cleavage
Freckles: L.Fauna EXTRA FRECKLES [Tan]
Hair: *~*Damselfly*
Eyes: pc eyes by LL - poison ivy - medium
Eye Lashes: Miamai_NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Nails: Mstyle Short Nails - FRENCH - (20)
Ears: *Dreams* Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ear
Tail: Psychotic Neko Extreme Corset Tail ***

In the Spotlight ad



In the Spotlight ad, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
"In the Spotlight" - new pose set out at eMOTIONS. 5 cute poses for the ones who enjoy being in the spotlight, and even those who do not.

Pose set includes:

Oh stop!
Too bright
TADA! Here I is!
Oh geeze
I'll be leaving nao.

Poses found at eMOTIONS mainstore on JJ Lanes. Can be purchased individually (copy only) or the full set of 5 (either copy OR trans)

The leaves are falling and so are the prices at eMOTIONS. As mentioned earlier, I'm cleaning up shop to make room for newness to come.

eMOTIONS Main Store:

-Everything 50% or more.
-PRO POSERS - if you are a part of this group, you get an additional 25% off from poses in the hippo vendors. Just wear your PRO POSER group tag.
-Many older poses for couples now boxed up (not in vendors) priced at 50L
-Lots of singles poses added to the dollarbie and lowbie vendors.
-"In the Spotlight" - Brand new girls pose set out now in vendor.
-Many items are now copy only in the store, but you can purchase as a gift from the -Marketplace (items on sale there too).

eMOTIONS @ Magic of Oz:

-All poses on Sale 1/2 off!!
-Exclusive poses only found at the Magic of Oz location.
-Special bunny cuddle pillows (menu driven) and cute bunny slippers only @ Magic of Oz location.

"A Gift for Everyone"

Still looking for all stores (not just poses or fashion) who will have +transfer items, gift cards, and gatchas for the holiday shopping season.

eMOTIONS 1/2 off Sale at Magic of Oz

It's been a while since I've done any updates at either location.  But new stuff is on the way.  Time to start clearing out some of the old stuff to make room for new.

This week at the eMOTIONS annex location at Magic of Oz everything is 1/2 off.  Also, there is a new super cute bunny pillow with singles and couples poses (menu driven).  And don't forget to find the matching little bunny slippers in either red or blue.

Coming soon to eMOTIONS main store - more discounts, sales, and new items, including lots of dollarbies and lowbies

Also, its time to start gearing up for the holidays.  I will continue the "A Gift for Everyone" project again this year.  If you're not familiar with this project, please read about it here and spread the word.

Happy posing everyone.

~sierra sugar

eMOTIONS by *SKC*
Real life emotions 4 your Second Life.

Time for Project "A Gift for Everyone" 2011

Hello and happy early seasons greetings!

The holiday season is approaching and we all like to give & get gifts, Last year I compiled a list of stores in SL that offer gift cards and/or +transfer items.  Its now time to update the website with new stores and landmarks.  If you have a store yourself, or know of one that offers either gift cards or +transfer items (buy now as a gift doesn't count) please create a notecard in world and named:

"A Gift For Everyone" - Store Name - Your Name
and send to me (Sierra Sugar) with the following information:

store name:
shopping category:
Do you have +Trans items or Gift Cards?:
SLurl (or include a LM)
blog/website:
Flickr:

What does this mean for you as a shop owner?  Specific traffic and potentially increased traffic directed to your store during the holiday shopping season. 

Please do pass this notecard around to others.  The more responses I get, the more comprehensive the list will be.

I will make a notecard of these stores to be passed around in plenty of time for shopping, as well as sending out the list via various group notices.  The list will be heavily promoted through various avenues and also be updated/maintained on my blog.

 Thank you so much for your time and help.  .

~sierra sugar

http://sierrasugar.blogspot.com/
http://www.plurk.com/SierraSugar


***  If you participated last year and still qualify for the list, please return this notecard to me so I know to keep you.  Many shops sadly come and go in SL and I would like to make sure every store name, location, and category is as accurate as possible.


---------Answers to FAQs----------

1. I am aware the Marketplace allows for almost all items to be bought as a gift and sent directly to someone.  This will be mentioned on the website as well.  However, "A Gift for Everyone" project is about being able to put a gift under a christmas tree, in a stocking, or simply wrap it up in a pretty decorative container (or just in a folder) and present it the person yourself at a specific day/time.  Just like we do in real life for holidays and birthdays,

2. I am aware that breedable pets are all +transfer.  These stores and their pets will be listed as well.

3. Gatchas are new this year.  If you have a Gatcha or know of a Gatcha please include this information since all Gatcha items are +Transfer.

4. "Buy as a gift" vendors in stores are not what I am looking for.  Again, its the ability to be the gift giver, not have an item delivered instantly to someone.  "Now" may not be their birthday or anniversary.

5. I do recognize and understand the reason many items are no transfer.  This project is in no way meant to be negative in any context to content creators who do not have items that have transfer permissions.

6. This project is about sharing.  Sharing creations.  Sharing gifts. Sharing information.  Please feel free to pass this notecard along to anyone who has a store.  And once the list is created, the in-world notecard list of stores will be of course +transfer for Second Life residents to share with one another.

7. Yes I am open to suggestions on other ways to share this information with people.  Please feel free to IM me or send a notecard with questions or comments anytime.

8.  You can take a look at last year's list here: http://sierrasugar.blogspot.com/2010/12/gift-for-everyone.html

9.  The website contains a list of stores by category, then alphabetically by name, then SLURL to the store, and whether the store carried +Transfer items, Gift Cards, or both, as well as a blog and/or Flickr if the store/designer lists one. 

10.  I will continue to update this page and advertised through various means through the holidays.

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

The Beautiful Truth about Truth



Truth about Truth, originally uploaded by ~sierra sugar~.
Truth...

In the fashion world of Second Life the name Truth is synonymous with quality hair. The hair has been blogged several hundred times over the past couple years, but what isn't mentioned as frequently is the man behind the design: Truth Hawks.

No matter how perfect your product may be, if you fall short in the customer service department your profits will reflect that. Mr. Truth Hawks, however, has nothing to fear! Despite being exceptionally busy designing new hairstyles, photographing them, listing them in world and on the marketplace, as well as sorting through a surely mountainous pile of note cards and IMs, the man still has time to respond to his clientele.

Previously, I had purchased two beautiful new release hairstyles in the Black & White pack that contained a pure white color "Pearl" that I fell completely in love with. I later returned to the store to purchase some of my favorite styles (that I already owned in Reds) in the Black & Whites pack for this "Pearl" color. However, much to one little kitty's sadness, after returning home and unpacking my purchase, I realized the "Pearl" was not included in these older styles.

I hemmed and hawed, procrastinated, and chewed my lips and eventually gave in and sent Mr. Hawks a note card asking if this "Pearl" color was a one-time coloring for special hair, or only available with newer hair-styles? I didn't even really expect a reply much less the degree of customer service received.

Mr. Hawks graciously answered my note card stating the color was new and he hadn't as of yet recolored the older hairstyles to include this new "Pearl". He stated he would recolor with Pearl the two styles that I purchased recently and send them to me. I thanked him profusely for his time and effort, and offered to pay extra for this, to which he declined.

I didn't have a time table. I new he was busy, so I didn't worry about it any more. I just knew that I could find this gloriously beautiful Pearl in all his new styles and that was more than enough for me. A week later I received an offline from Mr. Hawks apologizing to me for not getting to the recoloring sooner, but that he was trying to add in the Pearl color to older hairstyles and update vendors. Instead he refunded my payment for the two styles that did not include the Pearl!!! This goes FAR beyond standard customer service. I would NEVER ask for a refund of something I purchased that wasn't what I thought it was. That falls under buyer be ware, etc...

Hats off and standing ovation to Mr. Truth Hawks for his courteousness, friendliness, punctuality and super outstanding customer service. Truth will continue to be a top shopping destination on my list.

Hair: >TRUTH< Mariposa - pearl
Skin: *League* Sia Fair FelineFemme -Frex -Cleavage
Eyes: Poetic Colors - pc eyes by LL - poison ivy - large
Lashes: Miamai - NoAlpha Lashes_N01
Freckles: L.Fauna - EXTRA FRECKLES [Tan]
Ears: *Dreams* - Tied with a Bow Snowy White Twitchy Ear 1.2
Dress: aDIVA Couture Just Gorgeous White
Pearls: Aly - Draping Pearl set
Shoes: :)(: Eve Temptation Shoes White V2
Couch: {What Next} - Just the two of us armchair

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
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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"

[SPRY] Pied-a-Terre



A while ago Stacie Pryor sent me one of her build's, the Pied-a-Terre home.  I fell immediately in love with this cozy, warm, tuscan-style little villa and delighted in decorating it.  The home features a patio, livingroom, kitchen, a solarium/sunroom/hallway that divides two rooms (you decide the use.  Mine were bedroom and bathroom).  The home is roomy enough to furnish and not be crowded, but still small and cozy.  Thank you, Stacie for your amazing build and your generosity.

Below you will find pictures as well as descriptions of items used to furnish the home, including decor from Dutchie, {What Next}, LISP, and The Loft.  Stacie Pryor's home can be found on the Marketplace under her store name [SPRY].

ITEMS FEATURED IN ABOVE PICTURE: (ENTRANCE)
LISP - Professor Jazzmonkey's Sunbeam Catcher & Rug
*ARGRACE* - Mellow Sofa (Brown)
*ARGRACE* - Mellow Chair (Opening Gift)
LISP - Pile of Leaves (Autumn)


[SPRY PIED-A-TERRE LIVINGROOM


{what next} - Laurel Armchair
{what next} - Laurel Loveseat
LISP - Patchwork Rug
{what next} - Divine Chaise Longue
{what next} - October Shadow Box
{what next} -  November Shadow Box
The Loft - Castara Lighting
Arcana Nuevo - Vase w/ Stand (Large)
Crypto - Woman
The Loft - Castara Drape Peach


[SPRY] PIED-A-TERRE KITCHEN



The Loft - Butcher Block (Green)
The Loft - Castara Dining Table, Chairs, & Accessories
The Loft - Castara Lighting
The Loft - Castara Kitchen Sink, Shelves, & Accessories
Southern Comfort - Antique Stove
The Loft - Castara Buffet, Shelves, & Accessories
The Loft - Milk Pail Stool
The Loft - Various Still Life Pictures
LISP - Restoration Clock
The Loft - Aloe Pot Med & Mini
{what next} - Laurel Log Basket
Dutchie - Hanging Ferns
The Loft - Castara Rug
LISP - Lullaby Bright Flower Arrangement
JJ Lane's Furniture - Tray w/ 3 Candles (Braata Linen)
JJ Lane's Furniture - Tray w/ 3 Candles (Morant Black)
The Loft - Stefan Clock Bronze
The Loft - Castar Fridge
JJ Lane's Furniture - Fireplace Tools






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