Mix is a new event, aiming to bring back the main stores. Every month, a bunch of designers either put out a new release, an exclusive recolour an older release, or put an older release on sale. You use the HUD to skip across the grid for that month visiting all the wonders on offer for you.
From me, some buttons! The Nivlet Barrette, a barrette with a button and a feather (bundle o' texture options of course), and the Nivlet Bracelets, buttons on a string to tie around your wrists.
The second part of the ORIGAMI event has now opened, the game and hunt! I really enjoyed the game, I'm loving these story based HUD games that people have been developing recently. While you have the HUD and are exploring the world of the supernatural, you can also find the coins for the hunt part of the event. Each store with a gift (the gifts are at booths in the mall area) has a little basket, once you have found their coin and registered it in the HUD you can touch the basket at their booth to receive your gift. I made a little octopus in a bag to carry, the prize from a goldfish scooping game that was, perhaps, a little peculiar. The bag can be looped around a finger of your left or right hand to be carried around with you, as he gently undulates up and down.
Grab a HUD at the starting point (you may want to descript a bunch before going, there is a script limit!) and play the game!
Tips for playing the game: Walk everywhere, do not cam! (Your HUD will light up red in the center when you are walking close to a coin, for one, but you will also get more of the full effect if you walk around!) Touch everything. Talk to everyone. Follow what they tell you when applicable. (And talk to people again! Sometimes they have more to tell you!) To save your progress in the HUD, remove it and reattach it periodically (say, after you finish each quest), so you will not lose ALL your progress if you have a hard crash (sadly, it's just the way SL works, things don't get saved properly until you take them off, and if you crash too hard it can't send the information to save). If you get stuck, people are helping in the O R I G A M I Group, and there are a lot of English speakers playing so you may find help on the sim from fellow players. And above all, have fun!
Seasons Story ALSO has a sea theme, timely to go with Collabor88's current mermaid round. I'm towards the Northeastern corner of the sim, on the outer walk, and you will find chunky fish heeled shoes there. There are 10 different base shoe patterns to choose from, and each shoe comes with 15 different painted fish heel colours, 10 trim colours, 12 colours of starfish button, and the option of tan or black soles. If you have more than one or the pack, you can also mix toes and sides for yet more options!
They come with 3 versions: one for System Feet, one for Slink Mid Feet, and an extra tall one (with more fin!) for Slink High Feet. They are unrigged and modify, so you may find that they fit other feet as well, but there is no guarantee.
Mermaids abound at Collabor88 this month, and I continue to name things words that no one can ever spell. This time it's sort of an obscure reference of a memorial to hya's poor betta fish who passed away, crossed with "koi" since, well, fishy (and, one hopes, at least THAT part will be easier to search for!)
Semi sheer tights with sheer-er scale cutouts, in 12 colours: 6 packs of 2, or a pack of them all. They come with Slink Physique appliers (which will also work on the feet- make sure you have the current version!) and Omega appliers, as well as traditional clothing layers.
ORIGAMI is having a summer festival, a night event with stalls of all sorts. I have come to love this pair of sims (the second is not open until the game opens on the 10th), so I am very happy I was able to participate in their event this time!
I made little hatchling Tengu for it- big nosed Tengu with wings, bird faced Karasu Tengu, and little birdlet Karasu. The rare Karasu have little crowns and their eggs are gold and silver- the crowns and eggs are texture change with choices of gold or silver on touch. They all inquisitively watch the world from the safety of their eggs, but are not quite ready to finish breaking out and join it.
You can hold the eggs in left or right hand, to carry your little hatchling around with you.
(kimono from NAMINOKE for ORIGAMI, hat and beak by C L A Vv., hair by Dura, ears by Schadenfreude, background by ~silentsparrow~)
There is also another event that starts July 10 on the sim- which is how you can get the items at the booths with the baskets full of gold coins. For now, they are just there to tease you, as you can't get them until the 10th!
(bar table by Stockholm&Lima, beach hut by Trompe Loeil)
This month's Collabor88 is welcoming the summer, with a pop of colour. I decided that the best thing about a tropical summer retreat is the drinks. What can I say, I'm a sucker for cocktail swords.
The drinks can be held and sipped (2 fisted drinking is a-ok), and there are rezzable versions that give out temp rez drinkables to whoever touches them. The plastic markers and swords and umbrellas and straws are texture change with a HUD, 10 options for each. All glasses have markers because a) they are the other best thing about fancy drinks, and b) you wouldn't want to lose track of which one was yours, would you? (Also figuring out how to design the octopus so it could hang from multiple arms was pretty fun. The mermaid isn't quite the standard design and can be hung off a glass by her tail too, though I only put them on lounging upright.)
(retro buffet by floorplan, beach hut by Trompe Loeil,
lazily stitched together photo by please don't make me take more pictures again)
There are non alcoholic bubbly summer sodas- melon and root beer are floats, the rest are garnished by their flavour. Each one comes in versions with and without the cocktail umbrellas.
And for those who prefer to spike their drinks, some cocktails garnished with fruit bits. Each drink has versions with the fruit stabbed by cocktail swords, and versions stabbed by umbrellas instead.
The uberpack of them all also includes empty glasses of each glass type, and separate markers, swords, and umbrellas, for putting on other drinks. Or having tiny pirate fights.
There are also earrings of each of the markers and the swords,so you can match your drinks.
Arcade has rolled around again, and this time there are chubby little flightless birds to accompany you- animated kiwi that can stand around, sit, or wander. You can wear them- on Center, they become follow pets, toddling on the ground next to you. On Left or Right Hand, you can hold them out, cupping them as they sit and wiggle, or stand on your palm. They also enjoy perching on Shoulders. (You can, of course, also attach them to any other point, however they will only remember the positioning for those 5 points when they have been moved from point to point.)
You can also rez them- they will stand around or sit on command, and can also be told to wander around in a set radius. If you want them to stay perfectly still with no wiggling, they can also be told to do that. They are mostly very obedient. Mostly.
Some kiwi have accessories- hats or crowns or wings or mustaches or windup keys- those kiwi are 2 Land Impact. Naked kiwi (*gasp!*) are 1 Land Impact, you can also trade many (but not quite all!) of the accessories with other kiwi- just make sure you put things in exactly the same place on the new kiwi, and in the same scale! They will give notecards that tell you more info when you choose that in the dialog.
To be found at The Arcade this month, with so many other amazing goodies as well!
Schadenfreude is a brand is Second Life, which has a big black elephant on Nouveau and a little cottage in the Munchkin village in Oz.
There are also a few things that were available in world for a limited time for events, or that have been retired from the elephant, that are now ONLY available on the Marketplace. (Including all the hair!)
With the death of onrez, I have no comprehensive web based gifting systems. Selections of items are on the Second Life Marketplace.
I am also very happy to gift items for you if you contact Allegory Malaprop directly! And you can also get old fashioned gift cards, if you contact me directly (sadly, many gift card systems are prone to security holes that can open up with no notice- if I do it by hand I can keep track a bit better...in theory).
I don't have a blogger list, for a number of reasons. I love seeing things blogged! I just don't do blogger lists, or review copies beyond some events. I totally do respect that blogging is expensive, even with promotional copies, and I'm sorry, but this is what works for me.
p.s. I do love to chat (though I'm not actually good at it- you'll probably have to carry the conversation!), so do feel free to talk to me anyway!