May the waters run red.

||Oh, mighty Thassa, how you’ve cared and carried me – to many places in and out of this world. Cleanse my wounds and purify my skin as I pray within you. I’ve offered many times the life flow of others, so you too many enjoy the beginning and end as it always cycles. And here I am blessed that my prayers do not go unheard. Praise, oh mighty Thassa, as you drown me from the rest of the lands, please purge my memories of thoughts better off forgotten. I have come too far now to be stopped by the quakes of the heart.||

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So it goes that work consumes, and in being the perfectionist, in-world pictures just weren’t expressing themselves as I hoped. As the world of SL continues to turn, The Fantasy Collective has once more opened the realm’s maw to bring us a world of Pirates! While the swashbuckler life isn’t exactly my favourite cup o’ tea, all the designers involved have made them quite the stylish folk. Featured is the lovely Pirate Jacket in Red from Peqe, as well as Olive‘s beautiful headband hair called Marina in Tangled Candies. There are plenty other lovely goods to mix-n-match, if not add to your personal inventory for just the perfect Pirate look or scenery. Be sure to click The Fantasy Collective banner below for more information and detailed gallery, courtesy of Seraphim. Inquire about any other piece worn in this ensemble and merry shopping!

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When the wild takes hold.

||The times were beginning to change once more, and so it was that an adaptation was quite necessary; lest she become a victim again. The Red Witch had been informed of a shrouding danger that could cost her a last breath, by none other than her companion. New in her life as he was, but wise was the wayward cleric who sought to ensure her security; a pang in her chest making her realize that his was to be held dear as well. Night after night, fire was spun alongside herbs while she awaited the physical return of contract men sent to get tid bits of information. While some never returned, this did not deter her want in having the advantage. Even while nested in the Kassau home of her family, such did not ensure safekeep – so eyes remained locked on the sea and the walls in observation.||

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In my time of work and minimal free time Spring has sprung across the grid of SL (though the same can’t be said for RL -CUE RANDOM SNOWSTORM-). The anticipation for the new round of the Fantasy Gacha Carnival is definitely in the air. Featured is a couple of the lovely, if not must-haves from [BlackPearls] dubbed ‘The Fallen‘. The Fallen Collar is the Ultra Rare Item, which includes the Complete Outfit (essentially all the rares and all the commons!). As it is known, I love accessories and these absolutely do the trick, as they can be donned to compliment any dark ensemble you wish to have. Next up is that the Spring round of The Season’s Story has begun with quite a variety of skins (such as .Birdy.’s Limited Edition Kayla skin featured above!), clothing (for women and men!), hair, decor, and then some all to bring you out of the chill of winter. Shown is VinCue’s maxi dress, in which is casual but can be dressed up for any genre. Last, but not least is the Cosmetic Fair, where I gathered up a brand new Moon hair, this unique lipstain from NOX., and vibrant eyebrows from [okkbye]. There is so much going on and it’s only April, for alongside these events, the 100 Block has opened (sponsored by Depraved Nation), Comic Fair, and the Monochromatic Fair (in which [geek.] is a sponsor, so expect a Side Quest soon enough!). Keep your calendars marked and your Lindens stowed away for what this season holds! Merry shopping all.

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[Outfit Styling Card]
Body
Skin: .Birdy. Kayla Skin ~Pure~ Limited Edition @ The Season’s Story
Makeup:
[1] [okkbye] Ewa Eyebrows – Fiery Reds @ Cosmetic Fair
[2] Lovely Disarray – Liner Set #1
[3] NOX. Witchy Lip [Devil]@ Cosmetic Fair
Ears: MANDALA – Female – Taper Ears
Eyes: IKON – Ascension Eyes – Ghost
Hair: MOON – Rhymes of an Hour – Ombre Reds @ Cosmetic Fair

Clothing
Dress: VinCue ~ Maxxi+Dress – Raven @ The Season’s Story
Accessories
Cuffs:
[1] [Black Pearls] The Fallen – Cuffs @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – May
[2] *MUKA* Nasla Cuff @ The 100 Block
Collar: [BlackPearls] The Fallen – Collar @ The Fantasy Gacha Carnival – May
Crown: Sweet Leonard – Leaf Tiara -onyx-
Necklace: .random matter. Rhiannon Necklace – Black/Gold
Back piece: May’s Soul – Mishima back – black

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She will be the queen.

||Perhaps if one held their breath, unconsciousness would eventually hit and leave the mind in an oxygen-depraved haze. But even that wouldn’t salvage the soul in its harvesting towards a new age. Who was to say who chose death over another chance in the service of the Red Witch. The moons had several passings, while the Central Fire stared unblinkingly across lands that were to idly come to burn and be cast in darkness no matter what. She kept to her hiding, the low profile, while doting hands and curt words meticulously pieced together parts of a master plan – one that would become whole with time and its fruition. The blood shed of green would begin soon enough once more, so the Red prospered.||

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So, as The Secret Affair has taken the grid by storm, everyone who adores exclusive creations by top designers will be sure to be spilling blood for their chance at the Iron Throne. This brand new event of course bears the theme in honor of Game of Thrones, a series that keeps us anticipating for more, if not ragequitting when our favourite character dies. While opening its doors in simultaneous release of the season 4 premiere April 6th, there are a few new additions that you may have missed if you haven’t re-visited. Firstly is !deviousMind‘s second creation to seemingly combat the beauty of her ‘Fire Priestess Melisandre’ Collars, the ‘Lady Margaery’ gowns. Elegant and magnificent are soft words in regards to the absolute beauty of these gowns, available in fitted mesh to treat your own built shape. You too can be the queen with these exclusive garbs in your hands, for there are many colours to choose from as well. Secondly, is the belated yet highly anticipated accessories by ieQED, Cache of Crowns 2 (gacha) and the Sunspear Pauldrons. You will not be disappointed in the detail of any of the gacha crowns, but definitely aim for the Ultra Rare Lion in Gold! Also, the shoulder armor pieces are stunning, if not intimidating; so be sure to keep your mind upon this season’s new addition of House Martell. Be sure to return to The Secret Affair and claim up these new items! Merry shopping all!

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Base (Europa)
Makeup: .Pekka. Vintage Cat Eyeliners
Lashes: -Glam Affair- Couture Eyeliner no. 03
Hair: *Milk* Hair – Fossil – Reds
Hands: SLink – Elegant
Feet: SLink – Natural Barefeet

Clothing
Gown, Sleeves, & Chains: !deviousMind “Lady Margaery” **BORDEAUX** @ The Secret Affair
Sandals: SLink – Ilena Sandals Gold

Accessories
Pauldrons: ieQED sunspear.pauldron.gold @ The Secret Affair
Crown: ieQED cache.crown.lion.gold ULTRA RARE @ The Secret Affair
Collar: .aisling. Faranth Collar RARE (past The Fantasy Gacha)

 

We’re going on and we’ll never stop.

Side Quest: Vocaloid Bizarre

[[Music shall always hold a special place at the core of soul. And song shall be the words to weave the dreams of the entities which reside there. While some possess no rhythm, the appreciation of artists remains. In a new age, this digital age, the virtual fervor has evolved our imagination in bringing music into this world. New expressions and representations of the artform have arisen, bringing both inspiration and further of evolution. While this change continues to occur, may we never forsake the origins of the sound and where it all began.]]

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As promised is a post that I am sure some have looked forward to. This side quest dabbles into the realm of Vocaloid, a program I hope to soon own and collaborate with several other artists. If you consider yourself well-rounded in the world and history of music, definitely allow yourself to research and expand your knowledge base if you haven’t (for the voice lyric and melody packages HAVE expanded past just Japanese voices~). Within the grid of SL a new sales event has begun by the name of KRAVE INC., brought to us by Delirium Style and Sanctuary Inc. To get everything in motion this April, Krave Inc. Presents Freestyle – Urban Fashion Fair. A store which I adore and love, [geek.] is participating with super adorable and quirky one of a kind items! As featured is the Never Bored Belt (available in Pink, Red, Gold, Green, Purple, Teal, White, and Black), as well as Kraving the Rainbow Necklace Gacha (available in Common: Evil, Girly, Mystical, Rasta, Skit-tels, Sky, Team, Unicorns & Rare: Classic, Evil, Girly, Mystical, Sky). Scope out these items and more as you explore this up and coming event. So, what really tied this entire outfit together were of course Remarkable Oblivion’s RAB 8 and Cat-A-Clysm Headphones, available at this month’s FaMESHed (running from the 1st-27th of each month). Accessories truly are the key in bringing out the best in any ensemble, so thank you all for making all these amazing creations that I can call my own! Be sure to not miss round 6 of The Big Show, where The Scarlett Letter will be releasing the Ridin’ Dirty skirt; available in a bunched and non-bunched version for all the stylish naughty-makers. Merry shopping all!

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Brandi – Asia 04 @ Cutie Moon Fair
Makeup: [ni.ju] Makeup – Red Panda
Hair: [taketomi] – Quele – Womens Group Gift
Tattoo: -UtopiaH- Haunted Tattoo & SLink Hand Appliers + Haunted Phat Azz Applier (sold separately)
Azz: L.inc – Cute Azz
Clothing
Cape: *May’s Soul* Night Cape
Skirt: The Scarlett Letter – Ridin’ Dirty – Black – Bunched @ The Big Show
Harness: .Enfant Terrible. – Harness Black Silver
Garter: -UtopiaH- My Garter Socks Monochrome Set
Boots: redMint – ePunk Boots – No.05

Accessories
Headphones:
[1] Remarkable Oblivion – Cat A Clysm – Red @ FaMeshed
[2] Remarkable Oblivion – Super Bass RAB 8 – Red @ FaMeshed
Headpiece: [Keystone] – Crown of Amazonas @ We ❤ Roleplay! Round 11
Horns: Cubic Cherry Kre-ations – Crystal Horns ~ Pitch
Gloves: DECO – MESH Brawler Gloves (ash)
Necklace: [geek.] Kraving The Rainbow Necklace – Rare Mystical @ Krave Inc. Freestyle Urban Fair
Glasses: SORGO – AKIRA Shades / Black
Jaw: [ContraptioN] Walton’s Parade: Devil’s Mask – Devil’s Jaw *steel*
Controller: [geek.] A Geek’s Tragedy -Sunny-
Belt: [geek.] Never Bored Belt – Red @ Krave Inc. Freestyle Urban Fair
Weapon: Silk Worms & Primus – Targaryen Key Set – Rare – Black @ The Secret Affair – TBA

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Serve me the world on a sizzling platter.

||‘Do your eyes sparkle as much as mine, when the sun comes to pry over horizon sill? It only brings joy to know that another fall will come to that which rises before me. Set yourself on your knees and dote the land with lips; for perhaps the dirt will give a sliver of gratitude for your sacrifice. Do not fret or worry as the wild has a plan for your remains, Central Fire and Moons arcing over bones, until all is forsaken. Such will also befall the walls of cities, with their kingdom come to remnants. Feed this world to the stars, I wish for a new one.’||

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So, with vacation time and the sudden bout of sickness finally settling down, I can feature more beauties from the reveal of The Secret Affair, with its spotlight and opening event being Game of Thrones. Are you prepared this April 6th, when all of our loved and hated characters of the series come to life via apparel, furniture or accessories? Featured are the masterpieces from .aisling., !deviousMind, and On A Lark. !deviousMind simply sent me into a gleeful cackling fit, for the lovely Fire Priestess is by far one of my favourite GoT characters, so be sure to maul the gacha machine for all the available choker pieces, especially the rares! When I garb myself in .aisling., especially that of the intricate accessories I cannot help but feel regal and stunning – the detail and craftsmenship is one of a kind indeed. There is so much elegance, style, and brutality harnessed in each participating creation, so be sure to countdown these last three days with your breath held for all the excitement that will also come with the season four premiere. Also, have you heard of the Cutie Moon Fair? If not, let me just forewarn that this event is not for those faint of heart to cute things – or well, actually it is. If you grew up with Sailor Moon or have some knowledge ‘senshi’ theme, then brace yourselves for all the cute from Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Princess, Saturn, Uranus, and Venus themselves! -Glam Affair- has done it once again in regards to making me break down and bear a new skin, but the new face of Brandi is so worth it; available in Asia (shown),  Arctic, America, and Jamaica tones. ~Tableau Vivant~ is surprise, surprise also part of the mix, with the hair release of Moon, and seven different headdresses (sold separately) in representation of Princess, Mars (shown), Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Uranus. Be sure to bust out your champion of justice while we await the fate of the Seven Kingdoms.

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Brandi – Asia 04 @ Cutie Moon Fair
Makeup:
[1] .Pekka. Vintage Cat Eyeliners
[2] -Glam Affair- Brandi – Asia – Lipstick
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Moon Hair – Fall @ Cutie Moon Fair

Clothing
Dress: .a i s l i n g. Qarth Lady @ The Secret Affair – TBA
Shoes: .a i s l i n g. Tess Orty – Monochrome

Accessories
Headpiece:
[1] .a i s l i n g. Lady Of Highgarden Headpiece ULTRA RARE @ The Secret Affair – TBA
[2] ~Tableau Vivant~ Moon Headdress – Mars @ Cutie Moon Fair
[3] On A Lark – Woven Crown @ The Secret Affair – TBA
Armor: .a i s l i n g. Lady Of Highgarden Shoulders, Bracers, Hands @ The Secret Affair – TBA
Necklace: !devious Mind – Melisandre Fire Priestess Gorgerine *Antique Gold* RARE @ The Secret Affair – TBA
Dragon: [22769] Shoulder Dragons #1 [black] @ The Secret Affair – TBA

 

Be sure to also keep an eye out for these exclusive Primus additions to The Secret Affair, alongside the collaboration pieces with Silk Worms, which are all functional weapons. Own your own little piece of Westeros or the Targaryen lineage. (Not pictured: Seven Kingdoms Swords & Daggers)

Primus Westeros ShieldSilk Worms & Primus Game Of Thorns Crown (Exclusive Item)Silk Worms & Primus Targaryen Keys (Gacha Item)

 

One day she would be free of dreams.

||These lands of Gor were forever in their set likes of balance; set with rules that were continue on for eons to come. The Red Witch always held this concept to mind before, during, and after each exchange – whether it ended in bloodshed or led to better days. A woman was she who bore what she shouldn’t and toted in turn the dawn of new time. Many rivers would run red, with skies cast in a dark vacant of the Central Fire. Surely the shadows may dance amongst the flames which gave them life; ensnaring bones to ensure their passing into the next day and thereafter. The Red Witch had seen through many eyes, across several lands, and she’d see many more.||

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So, with the whispers dispersed to all parts of the SL grid, surely everyone is anticipating the reveal of The Secret Affair, organized by the lovely Manna Montana Volcatius. As featured the creators of Pucca Fire Caster, !gO!, [Keystone] and The Annex are but of a few of the imaginative minds partaking in this grand reveal of the opening theme being Game of Thrones! Opening April 6th, the public will be able to immerse into the realm of the Seven Kingdoms themselves and don the styles favouring their beloved characters. Shop between an array of beauties that will be up for grabs, as well test your hand with gachas that will be also available. Also don’t miss the fourth season premiering on the evening of the same day, so the world can continue watching the fate lines of characters brought brilliantly to life for our own wicked entertainment. Be sure to visit The Secret Affair poster below, so you can visit the official page that include fellow brilliant bloggers and their take on styles made exclusively for this event! Enjoy and hope to see you across the Narrow Sea!

 

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Base (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyebrows: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Eyebrow 04 (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Makeup: +Nuuna+ Makeups v12 (tintable)
Mouth: Loudmouth – Alli
Mouth applier: -Glam Affair- L.M. Appliers – Romy 4-1 @ Skin Fair 2014
Hair: *Milk* Hair ~ Fossil *Reds*
Tattoo: -UtopiaH- Sweet Sacrifice Tattoo + SLink Hand Appliers
Hands & Feet: SLink – Female Elegant & Feet Womens Natural Barefeet

Clothing
Dress: !gO! Shae Dress @ The Secret Affair
Cape: PFC – Northern Cape – Winter @ The Secret Affair
Sandals: SLink Ilena Sandals Gold

Accessories
Horns: [Keystone] Wildling Horns – Golden rope – RARE @ The Secret Affair
Headpiece:
[1] PFC – Dragon Slayer – Tiara (gold) RARE @ The Secret Affair
[2] The Annex – The Kraken Collection – Headdress 3 @ The Secret Affair

 

Momento mori.

||These days that melt into night – mesh within their memories of time’s passage. As the Thassa swallows the Central Fire this day, the Red Witch found her mind waging war upon blessed body. It was the evening haze which always brought with it phantoms of haunting thought; for reflection of life was unfortunately a human flaw. She pondered on how the underground had become stable for the most part; although an eerie quiet was cast over trade routes. Imports and exports transitioned to new lands found and settled in as base, yet she could not shake the dawning of a change in her bones. It was the lingering of a presence that cast goosebumps along flesh, if not placed senses on high alert to remain vigilante. Nonetheless, with yet another chapter sadly coming to a close, a bloodied hand tucked that book away to pull forth another and paint pages red. It was becoming progressively worrisome that a veil had been cast over her occult precognition, yet she continued forward as a nefarious plague.||

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[Outfit Styling Card]

Body
Skin: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Base (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyebrows: -Glam Affair- Romy skin – Eyebrow 04 (Europa) @ Skin Fair 2014
Eyeliner: [ni.ju] Dusk . liner – neko
Mouth: Loudmouth – Alli
Mouth applier: -Glam Affair- L.M. Appliers – Romy 1-3 @ Skin Fair 2014
Hair: little bones. Eden – Reds @ The Chapter Four – 1oth edition
Hands & Feet: SLink – Female Elegant & Feet Female Mid

Clothing
Top: *MUKA* ColdShoulder Black
Pants: villena. – H/W Leggings Spliced Black V1
Vest: *On A Lark* Solstice Cape ~ Black
Belt: LaGyo – Rope Belt Black
Scarf: -Entente- Depp Snood

Accessories
Backpiece: [CerberusXing] Katana Kanzashi (Silver) RARE @ Luck Of The Irish Gacha Fair
Cuffs: [The Forge] Viking Bracers (Black Leather) Common
Blunt: [NikotiN] Joint Blunt v.4
Mouthpiece: *NAMINOKE Sakura Mouth #4 @ Luck Of The Irish Gacha Fair
Headpiece: [Keystone] Vie Antlers BETA – Release To Be Announced

Lay me down, and wash this world from me.