Such a Lovely Face in Such an Ugly City

So what happens if you take a faun – mythical half-human, half-deer, satyresque fantasy creature and pluck her from her natural environment, bring her to “civilization”, SL-style, and integrate her into the life of clubbing, shopping, and most of all, TEH SEX?

This is what happens.

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Innocence lost? Or…something better than innocence found?

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Chu’s boyfriend Tree has been away for a bit and won’t be back until next week, so I’d like to call this outfit, “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures.” Wearing her boyfriend’s pants to feel closer to him. Letting a little of her naughty side out to play (the boyshorts read “It’s not gonna eat itself”…). Brazenly carrying around her surrogate man, the rabbit vibrator.

So much more fun than the rabbits she knew in the forest.

STYLING CREDITS:

HAIR: eXxEsS Dolia in Hud B option ($269 on SLMP)
SKIN: Pink Fuel – Harley in Opaline
HANDS: Slink Casual
EARS: Mandala – STEKING EARS Season 5 (elf option)
EYES: Customeyes (mesh, infinite possibilities), $350 on SLMP
LIPSTICK: Lip stain in Midnight by moi – coming soon to the Static Beauty mainstore
WHOLE BODY TATTOO: Letis Tattoo :: Ti Tso Ras Algethi :: 75% :: FULL13002
HAND TATTOO: *PerveTTe* [HUD Slink] Infinity
EYESHADOW: HeartCrazy – Eyeliner Darkness (search on SLMP)
EYELINER: Gaeline Creations – *GA* Makeup Eyeliner V1 Black
DOE MAKEUP: Residue: Faun/Doeshimimi face (white spots) tattoo (search SLMP)
BLUSH: Adore & Abhor – Dirty Cheeks (tintable)
MANICURE: 7m;R iNtb Down&Dirty Short Fingernail SLINK
CHOKER: Edge Grafica – 21 bone-choker (may not be available anymore)
CHEST PIERCING: ::Rebel Yell:: – Piercing Chest 2 1
FINGERS PIERCING: !TLB – Finger Piercing V1/Black
RINGS: Glam Jewelry – Grunge Rings Unisex for Slink Hands
BELLY PIERCING: Hip Hipz Piercing, Silver (search on SLMP)
BACK PIERCING: Sour Pickles – Going Down Piercing Version Two v2
FACE PIERCING: :Hebenon Vial: Against the Stream [Metal] *Mesh*
FACE PIERCING: Beyond Sinister – [b][s]: Piercing [01] (search on SLMP)
PANTS: WeArH0uSE [skater pants]
HOODIE: Simple Candy/Angel Red – [R3] Janet Hoodie
SNEAKERS: WeArH0uSE [starkies]
ANTLERS: +Half-Deer+ Fawn Antlers (Mocha) (great gacha item in store)
HUMMINGBIRD PET: +Half-Deer+ Spring Eternal – Hummingbird – Pure (great gacha item in store)
TAIL: Just bored….-.- Faun Tail (white) (search on SLMP)
VIBRATOR: [CAKEPOP] Random Vibe v1 (hold) (search on SLMP, it’s a freebie, and modifiable)

The Song of Shiva

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So anyone who knows me for any real length of time knows my favorite video game is Final Fantasy X (and I enjoyed X-2 as well, though it was nothing compared to X). There have been so many good Final Fantasy titles, but X is the one that hit it out of the ballpark for me. I’m praying to the gods of utter timewasting that they port the HD remastered X/X-2 to PC as it’s already been ported to PS3, Vita and PS4, and there are more and more Square Enix titles appearing on Steam all the time……………

Enough video game geeking. Truth is I haven’t played a game but SL in a looooooooooooong time. I stumbled upon some images from Final Fantasy titles last night, though, and got totally inspired to give a FF-esque look a go. As you know, I really enjoy dressing Chu up as varying things, especially keeping her shape and skin the same. It’s a real challenge making the same shape and same skin look drastically different but I manage to pull it off through an enormous and utterly unmanageable inventory and utilizing all 5 slots of virtually everything we’re given.

I crush so hard on so many of the characters from FF X, but my favorite aeon will always be Shiva and her amazeballs Diamond Dust attack. As a little nod to Shiva, with a touch of a nod to Yuna (with the staff), I put together the outfit seen above. And guess what? I didn’t buy a single thing for it! This was all pulled out of the depths of hoarding despair that is Chu’s inventory.

Some of these things are old and unavailable (I’ll note those below). Many are current, though, and some are really cheap! So here’s how to put together the look – or one similar.🙂

HAIR: Calico Ingmann– Aaliyah (with flexi add-on and ivy and face jewels)
SKIN: Pink Fuel – Harley in Opaline
HANDS: Slink Casual
FEET: Slink Mid
EARS: Mandala – STEKING EARS Season 5 (elf option)
EYES: Customeyes (mesh, infinite possibilities), $350 on SLMP
LIPSTICK: Clemmm Stifled in Charcoal
WHOLE BODY TATTOO: (barely visible, but it’s soft blue!) Fallen Gods – UNHOLY – white/tintable (current in-store gacha prize, super cheap!)
EYESHADOW: Corvus – Deep Black Eyeshadow (if you can’t find it in store it’s super cheap on their SLMP shop)
EYELINER: Gaeline Creations – *GA* Makeup Eyeliner V1 Black
MANI/PEDI: Hello Dave – Festive Fades (old Car Wash Cart Sale item – not sure if still available)
SILKS: L’Uomo/Animations Rising – Rising Silks for Her – Mythic WHITE (may not be available, they were a gift)
PARTICLE EFFECTS: Included in the Rising Silks for Her – Mythic WHITE set
CLAWS: CerberusXing – Ring Claws in Blue – current in store gacha cheapie!
STAFF: The Forge – Aura Staff Common (Crystal Blue) – possibly an old old Fantasy Gacha event prize, may not be available anymore (but check yard sales!)

Phew, see, with MOST of that still available, you can have this look too. And I’d LOVE to see what you do with it with your unique shape.🙂

Here’s the inspiration:

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And the wee nod to Yuna, who summons Shiva with her staff:

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Casual & Comfy

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Wow it’s been a while since I blogged. And even longer since I brought you PROPER info on the stuff in my snaps. So here we go – let’s take a look at Chu’s “kick back and relax” attire last night. It was a sleepy sort of night for me in RL…and I was actually dressed pretty similar to my avi. 99.9999999% of the time, that’s SO not the case.

As usual we’ve got lots of great Marketplace finds, because who doesn’t like catalog shopping? Seriously, Marketplace is like crack. There are also some oldies-but-goodies – unfortunately not likely to be on the grid anymore. And some total steals & deals. Let’s get to it:

Tank Top: Ducknipple, SLX Outfit Baggy (faboo outfit overall!), $195 on Marketplace. Tintable, too! Awesome outfit as an alternative to the usual skin-tight jeans you see.
Sweatpants: ~i~ Laundry Day Sweatpants, OH MY GOD you guys – so worth every penny of the mere $150 this costs on Marketplace. HUD comes with many color combos & patterns. Fit is great. You’ll get so many looks out of these.
Cardigan: M.o.w. Open Cardigan Black, $5 giftie on Marketplace. $5! Do not pass it up! Nice texture on close-up, and while it’s the standard cardi you see from a lot of creators, it’s totally versatile. One of my casual faves.
Hands: Slink casual
Henna hand tattoo: ::KK:: Slink Av. Enhance – Henna Design Hands Tattoo, just $50 on Marketplace. Permanent fixture for me, and so thrilled with the $50 price!
Hand piercing: !TLB – Slink hand piercing, $95 on Marketplace. Love.
Feet: Slink mid-height
Rosary foot tattoo: Twisted Barbie Rosary Foot Tattoo, just $40 on Marketplace. I wear this on all my Slink feet, and at $40 I couldn’t pass it up..
Locket: [Fairy Tale] Locket Pendant in Platinum. I apologize that this one is so old I’m not sure if it’s available anymore, or how much it cost at the time. The photo is retexturable (made that word up!), and right now it’s something sexy.😉
Face piercings: [AdN] LUST, another fabulous complete outfit with so many sexy components – the plugs and piercings are just one part! $99 on Marketplace. Get on it.
Earrings: ~C2X~ Spiral Plug Ear Piercings (unisex), $10 on Marketplace. I wear them so often, and at $10, how could you not?
Ear piercing: AIDORU Ear Piercing 5 (left ear) – another one that may not be available anymore, though AIDORU is still producing awesome piercings.
Mani/Pedi: Sn@tch Natural – Black Tips. Available in store, though as I’m not logged in at the moment, I’m afraid I can’t say the price…but it’s Sn@tch, it’s ALWAYS good value for money.
Bruises: Total body bruises created by me, not available for sale. Though if you’d really like some custom bruises, IM Chuisle Alecto and we’ll talk.
Skin: The Plastik – Ataciara Elven Grey, cleavage option, smudge makeup. This used to be available in-world and on SLMP, but I’m having some trouble finding it. Super duper skin though, I wear it 100% of the time – and it comes with appliers and a HUGE selection of makeup options.
Eyeshadow: HeartCrazy Eyeliner Darkness – this is a larger, more subtle black effect.
Eyeliner: LS Black Eyeliner – just $15 on Marketplace. I wear it to tighten up the look around my lashes when something like the bruise layer lightens the natural liner on the skin.
Neck tattoo: ::Axix:: 5th Chakra Tattoo 1 (unisex), $125 on Marketplace. I was lucky enough to get this in-world cheaper in a gacha, but it’s a default on my avi. Worth every penny. There are several options and I have the full make-up option which extends the whole neck, a stripe up the lip and dramatic cat eyeliner smudge.
Hair: LoQ – Aysha in black…OLD SCHOOL hair! Likely not available anymore. But sometimes you just want a ponytail with a little flex, even though I’ve switched almost entirely to mesh for everything else.
Eyelashes: Gaeline Cosmetics – Felicia mesh eyelashes. $180 on Marketplace. I wear ’em every day.
Eyes: Customeyes mesh eyes with ininite possibilities, literally! $350 on Marketplace. They are my 100% always eyes. (Chu is heterochromatic so a good custom eye option was a must.)
Booby bounce: Obviously not seen in this photo, but FYI, when I’m wearing system shirts like this and especially one that obviously does not use a bra, I like the realism of booby physics. Chu’s boobs are part of her shape and have some gravity to them – I don’t use mesh butts or boobs. So, my go-to physics are a set of 6 layers (for different levels of movement by Fey. An absolute STEAL at $30 on Marketplace for the 6-pack. Perfectly subtle movement (unless you’re using the 6th level, in which case you are really into the jiggle.) In this case I’m wearing level 3 for the braless effect.
Glasses: Last but not least, my favorite pair of black specs from Static Beauty. Full disclosure, these eyeglasses are available in the store I co-own. They were created by my friend Samara Greggan, and are JUST $10! They never let me down, load beautifully, are just the right tint and very realistic…and a whole lot like my RL glasses!

AS ALWAYS, when buying on Marketplace (or anywhere else), try demos.

Happy shopping, and enjoy your cozy night!

#JeSuisCharlie, #JeSuisParis, #JeSuisTheWorld

Last night I logged in with a very express purpose – to join many others in the Second Life community in showing support for the victims of the terror attack against Charlie Hebdo. I dolled my avi up and headed to virtual Kowloon for its atmosphere (matched the outfit), though I imagine the virtual Paris sims are hopping these days.😦

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I’m wearing:

Dress: Sn@tch Calliope Mini Dress (Orange)
Hair: Magika Shimmer
Hands: Slink Casual
Henna Tattoo: (unsure brand, search SLMP for Slink henna!)
Mani/pedi: By Snow “Caution” (in purple) – SLMP cheapie
Feet: Slink High
Shoes: Sugar & Cyanide Von Teese (in black) – SLMP cheapie
Eyes: Customeyes mesh (SLMP)
Lashes: *GA* Mesh Lashes Felicia (SLMP)
All jewelry: Ganked (R.I.P Ganked!) Suri in Rose
Lip stain: M.O.C.K. Buccaneer Lip Gel
Eyeshadow: Delizio Eyeshadow 01 Diva in purple (SLMP cheapie)
Thigh & Knee Tattoos: Chary leg stripes (SLMP)
Neck/Face Tattoo: Axix 5th Chakra Tattoo 1 (with Eyeshadow option)
Calf Tattoos: Leg Tattoo [SVT] Black Frames in Dark (SLMP)
Skin: The Plastik Ataciara Elven Grey with Cleavage in Smudge
Sign: Orange*Pekoe #JeSuisCharlie (SLMP) FREE – grab one! Also comes with a very sweet mesh shirt

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NEW YEAR NEW ME

I know everybody hates that phrase.

But, I did decide to jazz Chu up a bit for the New Year.

1) The new mesh eyes. I gave in, because I could uber customize them.

2) New hairdo – I change my ‘default’ hair around every few months (and use lots of other hairs as mood strikes me in between…almost always black, though).

3) New mesh eyelashes, thanks to Samara who found the brand for me!

4) FINALLY went with Slink mesh hands. I’m wearing casual on a daily basis but also have a variant of elegant and the bag-holder, just in case. I will probably go back for victory at some point because it’s cute. My decision to go to Slink was twofold – one, the manicures are awesome and two, I found a henna tat I liked and was willing to sacrifice my glove layer henna tats. Also it helps that The Plastik had appliers for my skin.

5) Ditto on Slink mesh feet. I’ve got the high and mid. I know someday I’ll want the flat but probably not until summer. So far I’m mostly wearing the high, because I’m all about the heels.

I’m hanging onto (stubbornly) my shape and skin – no mesh bodies for me until such a day when standard shapes are ridiculously out of fashion. Also, I change up my AO a lot, and was using the TuTy Burlesque (so cute) but decided for at least the first part of 2015 to go back to my old custom AO for which I collected animations one by one for YEARS.

So here are New Year’s Eve pics – the last pics of the “old” Chu (i.e. non-Slinkified). Wearing a great gold dress by Sn@tch and, Sn@tch eye makeup and some SLMP heels and advent giftie glitter hair.

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Here’s the new Slinkified Chu! Wearing Sn@tch again, of course…La Mujer makeup, Ganked jewelry (are they even around anymore? I have lots of their jewelry from way back when and am still obsessed with it – I’ll have to look them up).

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“Whatcha thinkin bout?”
“I dunno, SL stuff, I guess.”

Deck the Halls

I’m about as decorated for Xmas in SL as it’s going to get. My little house has like 90% decor and 10% actual furniture.😉 I didn’t have time to deck out the rest of my landscaping – was going to use my snow sculpt maps and just do a bit of that – but here’s what I do have!

Almost all of these items (except 2 I think?) are from gatchas and most came from my dear friend Samara Greggan. The house was an old Arcade gatcha prize too!

Overall I think it’s really cute, though it’s a bit heavy on the dogs – it kind of looks like I’m hoarding them…and I’m not sure what breed they are, bloodhound and beagle cross?

Wee lantern and a peek inside the foyer

Wee lantern and a peek inside the foyer

Pretty luminary that I always keep on my property

Pretty luminary that I always keep on my property

Another find at the $50 sale

Another find at the $50 sale

Sweet reindeer

Sweet reindeer

Foxies!

Foxies!

Polar bears!

Polar bears!

Aww wolvies

Aww wolvies

Got this at a sale room, nothing over $50

Got this at a sale room, nothing over $50

Tree

Tree

Tree

Tree

Turtle under the stars, nomming

Turtle under the stars, nomming

Bed was also gatcha, same collection as the house...nice view

Bed was also gatcha, same collection as the house…nice view

Cheeky mice eating a cookie despite the cat

Cheeky mice eating a cookie despite the cat

I had this cat a while back - before anything else here!

I had this cat a while back – before anything else here!

Starlight starbright

Starlight starbright

Gorgeous writing desk & sundry

Gorgeous writing desk & sundry

Love these trunks

Love these trunks

More dogs and pressies :P

More dogs and pressies😛

Fireplace...more deer!

Fireplace…more deer!

Nutcracker shelf...lots of deer motifs going on this year

Nutcracker shelf…lots of deer motifs going on this year

Tiny Xmas village stuff

Tiny Xmas village stuff

Dogs and pressies galore

Dogs and pressies galore

O Christmas tree

O Christmas tree

Blinking lights galore

Blinking lights galore

Looking down the hallway

Looking down the hallway

Right of the foyer

Right of the foyer

Right of the foyer

Right of the foyer

Closeup of the pretty sparkling branches

Closeup of the pretty sparkling branches

Left of the foyer

Left of the foyer

My house from the front

My house from the front

Jolly lil deer

Jolly lil deer

Anywhere

So let yourself down tonight, anywhere

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I’ll take you out tonight, anywhere

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Put on that dress you like, anywhere

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The one with birds on it, they’re flying around

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Now when you’re short of breath, go anywhere

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And when your heart’s in pieces, anywhere

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I’ll take you out tonight

“Anywhere” by The Presets