Saturday, September 30, 2017

Linden Home Challenge 4, Fall 2017

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For the Fall issue of Prim Perfect magazine, I return for the Linden Home Challenge, but this time with a twist! Instead of decorating indoors, I convert my Linden home into a relaxing Japanese garden with a spectacular view of Linden Japan.

What is the Linden Home Challenge?
Simply put: Decorate a Linden home with a budget of 175 prims, but without spending more than 1500L.

Inside the issue, I give tips and tricks on how you can make a Linden home look beautiful and do it on a tight budget. The new issue of Prim Perfect will be out soon, don't miss it!

Past Challenges:
Linden Home Challenge 1: Prim Perfect, Issue 54 - December 2014, on page 63
Linden Home Challenge 2: Prim Perfect, Issue 55 - October 2015, on page 86
Linden Home Challenge 3: Prim Perfect, Issue 56 - December 2015, on page 78

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Land mesh with stream: Jumbo Core Plat  River,19 li [mesh] (95L)
Cliffs: inVerse Cliff screen, 11 li [mesh] (99L)
Waterfall: Arduenn Schwartzman, TBF Waterfall, 2 li (10L)
Hot spring: ++Twilight++ Hitou, 11 land impact  [mesh] (260L)
Windchimes: Arduenn Schwartzman Bamboo Wind Chimes, 2 li (10L)
Gazebo: Jian Koi pond gazebo with 9 fish, 50 li scaled down [mesh] (550L)
Bamboo: 3Dtrees BAMBOO 2 THICK green/brown trunk, 6 li (30L)
Red Willow: 3Dtrees weeping willow AUTUMN, 22 li (30L)
Gold Tree: 3Dtrees Golden Shower Tree, 14 li (30L)
Willow: 3Dtrees willow curved, 8 li (60L)
Waterlily: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 4 Lily Pads, 4 li (55L)
Path stones: Dysfunctionality [DDD] 3 Rock Paths, 3 li (group gift, free)
Fence: [monaya] Japanese bamboo fence-gray, 2 li with convex hull (50L)
Gate: [monaya] Japanese gate & fence, 6 land impact (80L)
Lantern: Frozen Night FN*Japanese Stone Lantern, 1 li (100L)
Custom textures: pyramid, stairs, rock garden gravel, 2 li with convex hull (30L)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

I Dream of Djinni

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STORYLINE: Three wishes, that was what most people thought the purpose of the Djinni was, to serve a master and grant wishes. But in truth, only a captured few Djinni did such a thing. Djinni Ajoj was happy to use his power to conjure such lovely things as dancer for only him to enjoy deep in the heart of the desert.

Enchantment: 1001 Arabian Nights, ends today. Hurry over to the Enchantment to enjoy the awesome collection of clothing for men and women, pets, decor, poses, makeup, skins, hairs, jewelry, landscaping, toys, and even tack for horses and a magic carpet avatar in the theme of Aladdin.

Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, tree surround RARE, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Stone Base, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Potted Plants, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Pouffe, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Leather Floor Seat, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Brazier, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Comfy Floor Pile, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Floor Cushion Pile, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Side Table, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Table Decoration, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Couples Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Potted Plants, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Seat Tassel Pillow, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Singles Pouffe, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Leather Seat Cushion, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Decor: The Looking Glass Lantern Tree, Round Rug, gacha[mesh](Enchantment)(65L)
Drapes: Snowpaws Annis Backdrop Large - Purple RARE, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(40L)
Drapes: Snowpaws Annis Backdrop Small - Purple, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(40L)
Landscape: LittleBranch Animated BeachPalm, BeachSand, WildGrass Dry[mesh](Enchantment)(386L)

On Her, Belly Dancer:
Guest appearance: Akira Voorhees of The SL Chatterbox blog.
For a complete stylecard, visitLost-in-the-oasis.
Designers worn: Akeruka, alaskametro, S0NG, Ayashi, Kunglers, Mosquito's Way, Maitreya

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On him, Djinni Ajoj:
Outfit: Stitched Dareen Pants, Shirt (SLINK) - black [mesh](Enchantment)(519L)
Hair, headband: lock&tuft - asim [mesh](Enchantment)(199L)
Ears: Trap Gauze Djinn Ears [mesh](Enchantment)(350L)
Necklace: Kunglers Mirian necklace 1 - Onyx [mesh](Enchantment)(240L)
Pet: Snowpaws shahmaran Shoulder Serpent - chest attach [mesh](Enchantment)(150L)
Cuffs: Dreamcatcher Arabic bracelet 13, gacha [mesh](Enchantment)(50L)
Bindi: Saga Yahsmin Moon Bindi, Septum [mesh](Enchantment)(195L)
Oil lamp: Aii Genie's Golden Lamp + {egosumaii}[mesh](Enchantment)(250L)
Bindi: Air BINDI(2_Black&Silver_TM (10L)
Skin applier: Fallen Gods Omega~ Pure Eclipse XY +FGInc (990L)
Tattoo applier: Fallen Gods Omega~ Elegance, Black 100% +FGInc (180L)
Hair windy: Tableau Vivant JMJ // windy [mesh] (180L)
Head: Akeruka [AK] Mesh Head Aron Vers. 2.6 Bento [mesh](2900L)
Bento hud face: Happy Dispatch [HD] bento Facial expression HUD (600L)
Teeth: 6DOO bento vampire teeth Cuspid fangs [mesh](250L)
Eyes: IKON Spectral Eyes - Leonine [mesh](150L)
Nails applier: Koffin Nails Metallic Essentials (290L)
Toe claws: Slink Claw Toenails Male Flat [mesh] (675L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Carpet, Pose: evoLove The Magic Carpet [mesh](Enchantment)(349L)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fender Fangs: Diesel and Silk

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STORYLINE: Lazy smoke trails lingered in the air as if unable to decide which way to turn. The mechanic of the Nightrix gang sighed, and considered the fate of his rival. It's true, he did hate Darren Darkfire, the young upstart from the Fender Fangs who just made lifetime of his work obsolete but at the same time there was a tightly coiled thrill deep inside him. Who else but another mechanic guru could share the same kind of passion he did for tinkering with things that go Vroom. Would the pipsqueak reveal his secrets if showered with praise, or would things get much more, ...interesting?

Here's some great goodies for the guys from the August ROMP. The idea for this series was inspired by the House of Ruby clothing applier, Mechanic. It comes with options for reveal and works on Slink and Omega. The punk necklace by Gabriel comes in black and silver, for guys or girls. The pants by Mirage come with a hud for closed or open zipper. And the beautiful silky robe and pose by Hilu, lay 1 version, is mod so you can stretch it for the best fit, and I added a purple tint to it too. The robes come with a x,y,z resizer hud.

On Him, Nightrix Mechanic:
Robe, pose: HILU KIMONO ROBE / lay(1), gacha [mesh](ROMP)(60L)
Necklace: Gabriel ::GB:: Punk Chain choker - Black Men [mesh](ROMP)(220L)
Underwear: House of Ruby HOR mechanic applier, Omega (ROMP)(146L)
Pants: Mirage M.NA: Saudade, TMP [mesh](ROMP)(175L)
Hat: Zenith secret agent hat Black, gacha [mesh](85L)
Ears: Trap Vampire Ears [mesh](200L)
Nails: Gorgeous Dolls Swag So Suave(Claws) - Nardcotix Bento [mesh](199L)
Boots: DECO Rivet Boots large (coal) [mesh]
Skin applier: Genesis Labs 09 HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ETHAN - SET 1 (5+10), gacha [mesh](100L)
Head: Genesis Labs 02 Genesis_Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Body: NX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body [mesh](1750L)

Tool storage: Sau toolwagon[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage:  Sau toolchest[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Tool storage: Sau toolcart[red], gacha [mesh](150L)
Signage: Sau Wheel Art, gacha [mesh](150L)
Chair: 19 Motorcycle [19MC] LOW-BACK Chair 1.02 [mesh]
Ash tray: Apple Fall 'Lucky Numbers' Cigarettes & Tray [mesh]

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Barnstormer - Genesis Lab Summer 2017

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STORYLINE: The horrors of the first World War finally came to an end. Life was returning to normal. But for a few daring fighter jocks, the fun was just beginning. In the heartlands of the USA, their biplanes roared past red barns, sending frightened cows fleeing. Above the gently swaying fields of corn, the retired Aces charged at each other in death defying ariel acrobatics. The crowd below Oooed and Ahhhed. They could put on one hell of show. Freedom never tasted so sweet.

The image above was created for the Genesis Summer 2017 contest. The idea for it was inspired by the contest's August color theme palette. It reminded me of midwestern red barns, blue skies, and golden fields..., which then lead me to the idea of a Barnstormer. The focus of the picture is the Ethan Bento 3.0 mesh head Rare from the last Arcade round. The head comes with an insane amount of perks: animations, single poses, ears, eye with multiple color options, bento rigged teeth and tongue and colored braces and tongue piercing with options different colors, eye makeups, bruises, scratches, tattoos, beauty marks, eye bags, camouflage, bloody nose, skin sheen setting, and for vampires there are even fangs, bloody lips, and bloody teeth. AWESOME! The skin appliers are separate drops in the gacha.  For my background I used the infamous SL Cornfield which is now a fun game you can play at Portal Park.

On Him, The Barnstormer:
Head: Genesis Labs 02 Genesis_Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Skin applier: Genesis Labs 09 HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_ETHAN - SET 1 (5+10), gacha [mesh](100L)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B *Fitted SLINK Jacket* Swear Aviator Vintage [mesh](599L)
Helmet: Remarkable Oblivion Aviator Ace - FlakJacket Green [mesh](299L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Electric [mesh](89L)
Body applier: Tableau Vivant Slink Physique Male Body Applier - Tone 05 (400L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9 [mesh](1,250L)

Portal Park - The Cornfield

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fender Fangs: Gang War

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STORYLINE: The sun was rising as Darren Darkfire kicked his beloved motorcycle, Infection, into its highest gear thanks to a few drops of his blood. As he raced down the highway sounding like an angry swarm of bees shot straight out of hell, he didn't notice the vampires hiding the shadows watching him. Darren was the youngest member ever admitted into the Fender Fang gang thanks to his experimental bio-mechanical motorcycle. Many believed his invention would give the Fender Fangs an edge in the next Immortal 500 race.  But we may never know.... Just as the sun's rays peeked above the horizon, he was ambushed by rival gang Nightrik, and taken prisoner.

ROMP returns to spice up the last fleeting days of summer.  Shown above from ROMP is the jock by Thirst fitted to Niramyth, Signature, and Bellazza male mesh bodies, and the hand pose triggering Gajug Kalla collar by AsteroidBox. From a past ROMP is the Mars Harness by Salt & Pepper. These items gave me the idea to try biker theme, and bring back the Fender Fang storyline. Adding to the theme is the Slasher leather jacket by Lapointe & Bastchild. It comes with several fits for mesh bodies, and a hud to change its textures and turn the t-shirt on or off. The Infection motorcycle is the rare from past TMD gacha by Sau. Besides looking icky, it even says super creepy things in local chat like " me..."  The gloves are an applier for Niramyth by 4Skin, and include several color options, and the claws Niramyth Bento hands are by Gorgeous Dolls. They work like charm and have lots of options for textures and individual nail colors. Darren is wearing the stunning rare gacha Bento male head from Genesis Labs. The head comes with a crazy amount of options like: eye makeups, tattoos, camouflage, bruises, scratches, blood, braces, tongue piercing, fangs, expression poses and animations. Skin textures are gachas separate from the head.

On him, Darren Darkfire:
Jock: THIRST Jock Harness, Black Aesthetic [mesh](ROMP)(295L)
Collar: AsteroidBox Gajug Kalla // Red [mesh](ROMP)(185L)
Harness: Salt & Pepper S&P harness Mars Aesthetic [mesh](499L)
Jacket: Lapointe & Bastchild L&B Swear Slasher Leather Jacket v2, Aesthetic [mesh](599L)
Claws: Gorgeous Dolls GD~Swag So Suave(Claws) Aesthetic BENTO [mesh](199L)
Gloves: 4SKIN Niramyth Aesthetic Fingerless leather gloves omega (99L)
Pants: ZED Leather Chaps for Men [mesh](389L)
Hair: .Shi .Shi : Bob Knot [mesh](285L)
Eyes: Dead Apples Marble - Olive [mesh](89L)
Skin applier face: Genesis Labs Head_Ethan_tone 4, gacha [mesh](100L)
Head: Genesis Labs Head_Ethan_3.3 Bento, RARE, gacha [mesh](100L)
Body skin: Niramyth Diamond Vampire addon (1200L)
Body, hands, feet, skin, bodysuit: Niramyth AESTHETIC - [Mesh Body] Enzo [mesh] (2799L)
Bike: [sau] HAYA II[5.95][infected], gacha [mesh](150L)
Pose: yzk mens pose 4 hero7 (10L)



Monday, July 24, 2017

Sword of the Kōmori Daiyoukai

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STORYLINE: The Nightfang was a powerful sword. He could feel the energy pulsing in it. But like so many things in life, his father's favorite weapon didn't come with an instruction manual. Years would pass as he experimented with the it, trying to tease out its secrets. Then one day while strolling through a battlefield littered with the fallen, a butterfly landed on the sharp edge of the blade unharmed. Then more butterflies came to rest on it as if it was perfectly natural for butterflies to suddenly be smitten with a deadly metal. Thats when he realized those were no ordinary butterflies, they were the Jigokuchō, or the hell butterflies that come to collect the souls of the dead. Surely this was a major clue to Nightfang's ultimate attack.

Japonica is ending soon. Be sure to not miss the great sales, including 50% off for the event. This post continues Kōmori story with fantastic new release by Gabriel, Katahaori. I used a combination of the Enji and Shiro for this outfit, paired with the Enji Geta. Hey, it wouldn't be me if I didn't make a twist to this look; Hot Pink Latex Tabi? Obi on the Shoulder? Have you lost your mind, Dev? Maybe. lol I love how this turned out.  The AIR butterfly gacha is fun, when you walk an exact duplicate of your butterfly will rez around you in a particle effect. Pretty cool. In the set, the screens by katat0nik are mod, so they can all be tinted whatever color you like. The hanging lanterns are by Who What and include animating goldfish inside. .... Speaking of awesome, and japan... the Kagami event has opened. I look forward to seeing you all dressed up for another adventure game this year. See you there!

On him, Son of the Komori Daiyoukai:
Outfit: Gabriel ::GB::Katahaori, enji [mesh](Japonica)(380L)
Wraps: Gabriel ::GB::Katahaori, shiro, Sarashi gray [mesh](Japonica)(380L)
Geta: Gabriel ::GB::Takageta (male) enji [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Butterfly: Air TefuTefu_6)Purple_CM, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Butterfly: Air TefuTefu_9)White_CM, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Obi: Naminoke *N*Decoration Obi BlackLily [mesh](Japonica)(200L)
Bento Wings: Linden Labs Elleria - Wings (starter avatar)(free)
Hair: No.Match No One, black pack [mesh](200L)
Katana: Mandala Sakura Dynasty [mesh](387L)
Collar: [CX]&[ContraptioN] Untamed Collar - Black [mesh](250L)
Face Piercings: CerberusXing Chained Bridge - Silver [mesh](300L)
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears [mesh] (300L)
Skin applier: Soul Emmanuel - Cypher [V1] Special Edition TMP (975L)
Hairbase applier: Dura Omega scalp appliers (free)
Top applier: BareRose Omega AA for ::: B@R ::: Tokio 2069T2 (80L)
Gloves applier: Sn@tch Basic Latex Fingerless Gloves (past lucky board)
Head: 6DOO Human mesh head EKASI-01 Ver.1.02 [mesh](2,600L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Feet: Slink Male Feet Flat [mesh] (650L)
Body: Slink Physique MALE Mesh Body V2.9[mesh](1,250L)
Pose: Del May DM - I'm here male (50L)

Screens: katat0nik byoubu / shoji screen 2Li [mesh](Japonica)(250L)
Lanterns: who what akari kingyo- {pink} [mesh](Japonica)(80L)
Pavement: xin. ishidatami 3, gacha [mesh]

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Tomb of the Kōmori Daiyoukai

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STORYLINE: He inhaled deeply the smoke of the serpent pipe. As he exhaled, the snake at the tip hissed out smoke trails. He watched it lazily meander towards a nearby rockface. The pipe was a prized relic of the Kōmori clan. It was not of this world, it belonged to the spiritworld. It's smoke was being sucked toward a heavy spiritual presence nearby. There must be hidden cave. "Father," he smiled. "At last I found you." Once inside the cave, he discovered the massive fallen skeleton of his father, its batwings still stretched out, as if he might fly away at any moment. Beside it impaled in a pile of skulls, was the gleaming legendary katana of his father. Smoke swirled around it. The pulsing power emanating from the sword gave him goosebumps. He climbed up the pile of bones and lovingly withdrew his birthright. "Nightfang" he whispered to it as it were his lover, "So nice to meet you at last."

The idea of this post was inspired by one of my favorite animes.  The pipe, tattoo, hairsticks, and pants you can find at Japonica. The Bento wings are part of the brand new Linden Labs Bento starter avatars, and the bento tail is by Murder of Ravens. The giant skeleton is part of the Cureless gacha at Epiphany.

For more information on Japonica, go to:

On him, Son of the Komori Daiyoukai:
Pipe: BOILDEGG :02:Wa Hukimodoshi Snake Silver, gacha [mesh](Japonica)(50L)
Pants: Gild abi-hakama_purpleGradation [mesh](Japonica)(180L)
Hairpins: CerberusXing [CX] Hinotori Kanzashi (Purple) [mesh](Japonica)(150L)
Tattoo applier: U Design Atasushi (Japonica)(300L)
Bento tail: Murder of Ravens [M.O.R] bento demon tail v1.1 [mesh](150L)
Bento Wings: Linden Labs Sauin - Wings (starter avatar, free)
Collar: [CX]&[ContraptioN] Untamed Collar - Black [mesh](250L)
Face Piercings: CerberusXing Chained Bridge - Silver [mesh](300L)
Hair: Dura Dura-Boy*51 [mesh](130L)
Ears: Illusions Fairy Ears [mesh] (300L)
Hand, hand pose: Slink Male Hands Dynamic - BENTO [mesh] (875L)
Skin applier: Soul Emmanuel - Cypher [V1] Special Edition TMP (975L)
Tongue: 6DOO bento basic tongue thin front [mesh](150L)
Head: 6DOO Human mesh head EKASI-01 Ver.1.02 [mesh](2,600L)
Body: NX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body [mesh](1750L)
Bento hud face: Happy Dispatch [HD] bento Facial expression HUD (600L)
Pose: Hot Dive pose beast (30L)

Skeleton: Cureless Yokai Chronicles Gashadokuro BONE, gacha [mesh](Epiphany)(75L)
Skull mound: MGSit Store Horror [mesh](420L)
Katana: Mandala Sakura Dynasty [mesh](387L)
Fog: {anc} mist cloud [Heavenlyblue] 1prim sculpt (349L)