“Hand” final post – The Dollhouse

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The Dancer

    As we come up to the final scene in the story of Hand we pass through a few rooms and obstacles.   The first is past the Dancer who I have a very exciting post about next week.  I have taken the plunge to do something RL with her and will share it soon.

     So first we come to a room with a variety of boxes, planks and other debris that the kids have placed in order to make a ramp or stair past a hole in the floor.   They did this because the emergency

escape running along the outside of the building has collapsed in one part.  The visitor gets to climb this in the light of day but as they get to the next floor of the apartment we discover it is one that has had all its windows boarded up making it quite dark inside (if you used Firestorm then you will see just this level go very dark as I have set the windlight by altitude)  while in the dark you come across a dancer in a room with another Spiderbot peeking in projecting an advert for the Shelterball. Another set of boxes and ramps to climb in the dark and you have reached the top floor where Flutter and the others live.

     When you first enter their home you might notice a variety of things

sitting around which seem out of place.   For example a TV set and vacuum cleaner which don’t work without power, nor do the kids really even understand what their function is.  But why would they collect them?  The children, along with the occasional steering help from Milkdrop, try to piece together what the old world was like.  The comb the cites and libraries and have focused on old children’s books called Fun with Dick and Jane.  The would cut out and staple different pages that seemed to elaborate on what life was like or more specifically what a family was.  The Dick and Jane’s that they have cut out all have a connection to how they are feeling or what they

are trying to understand or missing.  Flutter uses the mannequin hand as a surrogate mother.  And the children also collect various things from the pages they see.  But their biggest treasure is a dollhouse.  They have, over time, collected all the parts to fill the doll house from the ravaged city.  Tiny beds and chairs, children dolls and on the couch lay a father doll.  They had everything except one missing piece.  The mother doll.  And that is what Flutter carried home in her suitcase throughout

the story.  During her days search she came across a 1959 Barbie doll and excitedly she brings her home to the other kids.  How the children learn about families and the past is by playing it as a sort of game.  They play at being a family and on different days they each get to pick one character from the family to be.  They role play the stereotypes they have learned and, Milkdrop hopes, they will eventually create a new society whose goals and morals the Singularity AI can shape.  Milkdrop is starting the world again with these children and others.

     The children also collect references to the sleepers.  Mainly stories about sleeping beauty or things going away.  Flutter craves a family as do the others, but they also are building a family with the subtle guidance of Milkdrop.  In the final portion below Flutter unveils the Barbie doll to the other children.  The 1959 doll, the first Barbie I believe, inexplicably has her in a bathing suit.  Teddy, from the previous story Gretchen and Teddy, can be seen being held in Gretchen’s arms and is a PowerPet that existed during the period

before the long sleep of society.  He is old and broken but remembers how it used to be.   He mentions that the Barbie looks cold and instantly draws the ire of Birdy, a boy who.. well… always pretends to fly like a bird hence his name.  The Barbie has already become a idol of sorts, mere moments after emerging from Flutters suitcase.

Below is the final part to the story “Hand”.

Ironically it was my tenth rez day yesterday in the virtual space, and Hand is the latest chapter in the overall narrative that began almost ten years ago with the Rabbicorn.  I hope you enjoyed the story.

Dick and Jane

 Flutter gently, almost reverently, took the Barbie doll out of its packaging.  She held it out for the other kids to see as though presenting a religious relic found amongst the bones of a lost civilization.
Gretchen whispered to Teddy  “It’s a mother.”  The PowerPet was old and damaged, there was a distinctive whir as it looked down upon the doll.  “She looks cold” he said in its warm teddy bear voice. 
“You are just jealous Teddy!”  exclaimed Birdy  “All mothers dressed like this!”“No they

The dollhouse

didn’t” replied Teddy who had existed before the big sleep.  “Did too!”  Countered Birdy using the ageless children’s retort.  “Well Jane doesn’t”  stated Billy Boots looking across at the Fun with Dick and Jane pages mounted on the wall.   

“Not Sleeping Beauty either.”  They all turned to look at Willow, their unofficial leader.  She had been looking quietly and steadily at the dollhouse.  The Father on the couch, the children upstairs.
     “It doesn’t matter,” she said finally.  “The Dick and Janes don’t tell us everything.”  After a moment she continued “Whose turn is it?” 
Flutter stood up excitedly “It’s my turn today.. and I pick the Mother” 
“Of course you do,” said Birdy.  “I am next and I pick the Daddy.”  Everyone groaned.  Birdy

Willow

was not a very good player and all preferred him to be one of the children instead. 
“Gretchen why don’t you be the daughter and Billy Boots you be the son.  I will be the fact checker.”  Said Willow.  Birdy stepped towards the doll house  “As the Daddy I tell the TV to make dinner.” 
“TV’s can’t make dinners!” shouted Billy Boots “Mothers do that!”“And sometimes Fathers” added Gretchen.  “Well then what about TV dinners!?”  Said Birdy victoriously.  They all turned to look at Willow the

Sleeping Beauty

checker for a ruling.  “TVs told stories to the family, sometimes during dinner, but they didn’t cook.”  she said decisively.  Willow turned to Flutter.
 

“Your turn” and everyone watched expectantly.
 

Flutter looked down upon the mannequin hand, then gently placed it within the suitcase.  She took the Mother doll to the front door of the dollhouse and then said in a whisper.
 

“Honey, I am home.”

Sleepers

 

A Powder Pack Post

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Today I decided to show off some of  March’s Powder Pack (For Catwa Heads).

  • I am totally digging on this Head applier from DeeTaleZ. I have never tried her skins before this and Omgee, those lips! They look so real and kissable. I stood staring at myself way longer than necessary this time around 🙂

  • March’s Powder Pack was released on the 17th and now can be purchased in the Market place or @ The Powder Pack boutique for 3000L. You get a little bit of everything.

 In world Location : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vim/172/114/3501
Marketplace Link: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Powder-Pack-for-Catwa-March-Edition/11102238

  • Find 3k too steep and want to try this subscription box out?  Pre order April’s box for only 1500L. Sure you won’t know what is inside but unpacking it on the 17th is like a gift to yourself!

  • Haven’t purchased a Catwa Mesh head yet?  Here’s your limo, Go try the demo’s!

Catwa Main store: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Catwa%20Clip/143/113/25
Catwa Marketplace: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/29673

 LeLutka box is coming!!!
 Pre Order Here! https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Powder-Pack-for-LeLutka-March-Edition/11281320

Enjoy!
Ember ♥

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  • HairMagika | Amuse Me | By Sabina Gully.
  • Mesh Head Catwa Bento Head | Lona | By Catwa Clip | @ Skin Fair 2017 March 10 – 26th.
  • Mesh Eyes LOTUS. | Formation | By lilanachristina.
  • Skin Applier DeeTaleZ | Char / Juanita Maria, Catwa | By Steffi Villota | In March’s Powder Pack for Catwa Heads. 
  • Eye Shadow [PinkFuel] | Queen Palette, Catwa | By Mochi Milena | In March’s Powder Pack for Catwa Heads.
  • Lashes [okkbye] | Amaris, Catwa | By Elisaokkbye | In March’s Powder Pack for Catwa Heads.
  • Choker#Foxy | Bowie Choker | By Liza Broono.
  • PoseLe Poppycock | Cloud 9 | By Olivia Lalonde | @ ULTRA March 15 – April 15th.

| New Post 498 | come as you are

By ilayaallen – ILAYA. Visit | New Post 498 | come as you are for original post.

Hair: #taketomiWEST – Ebby (S;MultiStyler) N°21

Head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 Skin Fair

Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Hazel

Skin: [ session ] Fae Skin CATWA – Tone01 v1.0 Skin Fair 

Top: Entice – No More Top – FATPACK – Maitreya Mesh Body Addicts

Pants: ::HH:: Hucci Starburst Jeans – Collection Mesh Body Addicts

Shoes: paper.arrow.co bow.flats eggshell [maitreya] Shoetopia.:revival:. wash tub

LB_BloomingTree{Pink}

Apple Fall Apiary Bee Hive Mixed (Tall)

Apple Fall Apiary Bee Hive White (Tall)

Apple Fall Honey Pot

.:revival:. garden hose

.:revival:. buckets combo

dust bunny . wanderlust . book planter

{vespertine} green means life –  potting bench / robins egg -15 The Arcade

Apple Fall Stoneware Vessels

hive // extra pots The Arcade

.:revival:. drying rack

.08 [ kunst ] – Watering can

*LODE* Decor – Crocus Pot [white]

*LODE* Decor – Crocus Pot [purple]

#Post 062

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Gabe (Mimy Cuttita)


Head: Catwa – Bento Kimberly
BodyMaitreya – Mesh Body Lara
Hand: Slink – Slink Dynamic Hand
Hair: Lamb – Ocean Bed 
Skin: Le Forme – Kurumi Catwa Pale
Head Tattoo and Eyeshadow: SU! – Somber Eyeshadow “Ink”
Lipstick: BAMBOO – Boney Lips 
Lashes: Mai Bilavio – Eclipse Mink Lashes 
Eyes: ARISE – Blind Eyes / White
Horn: PUNCH – Devil Distinct 
Pentagran: La Baguette – Satanic Sign Bindi (Gift)
Chain Piercing:  Miss Canning –  Ear Chain 
Septum Piercing: ARISE – Trila Septum / Black
Choker: WINGED – Moon Collar Black
Tattoo: Rebel Cheese – Rebel
Top/Skirt: Vinyl – Fergie Top/Skirt Black
Shoes: Reign– Kendall Heels


#POST 061

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Gabe (mimy.cuttita)
Mesh Head: Catwa – Bento Kimberly 
Mesh Body: Maitreya 
Hand: Slink – Dynamic Gesture 
Hair: Olive –  The Neo Hair 
Skin: Atelier Pepe – Matilda Soy 
Tattoo: Bolson – Fahrenheit 
Glasses: Eclat – Mirrored Sunnies 
Mesh Hears:  Swallow – Gauged Ears 
Clothes: Pumpkin – Waist Short & Tee 
Boots: Amitomo – Style Share Gacha 
Piercing: Punch – Nameless 
 Isabelly Aura (belly.aura)
Hair : Lamb. – Ocean Bed – Dark Brown Pack – Arcade  GACHA
Skin : Insol – ‘Mia’ – ST02 ‘Creme’
Eye: {S0NG} :: Eden // Deep Sea Eye
Mesh Head : CATWA – HEAD Tumble
Choker : [Cynful] – Gratitdute Choker  GIFT
Clothes : `M.BIRDIE / Leah look-clothing.A2 Maitreya – Arcade GACHA
Shoes : `M.BIRDIE / Leah look-shoes Black Maitreya  Arcade GACHA

LOTD#168 “Easter is coming!”Okay.. I just had to post twice…

By – ∞ Shop ’til Drop ∞. Visit LOTD#168 “Easter is coming!”Okay.. I just had to post twice… for original post.

LOTD#168 “Easter is coming!”


Okay.. I just had to post twice today because right when I saw these cute lil creatures and their decor, I started making my photo like instantly after unpacking them lol! By creatures I mean the little chicken and the little adorable kitten,coming with their egg shell decorations,the box of eggs and much much more which are made of course by [La Baguette]! Aristas always comes up with amazing ideas and I just simply had to share it with you guys! Not to mention the hairstyles I’m wearing on the picture! My Gosh I just love nice pastel hair colors and these ones from [Mello] are just some of my most favorite out there in SL! Especially when they are combined with super cute hair styles, they just fit amazingly well! As for my pink dress on the right with the waist shirt around it I just died when I saw it! The thing is the color patterns,you can create a cute style or a more grudgy one,so many different colors and patterns that it was hard to choose just one! Only thing I’ll say is that they’re all so different and I really liked that because you can create whatever look you like with it! FAKEICON doesn’t stop to impress me! Last but not least I just can’t end this without mentioning these sexy heels I’m wearing on the left! Wearing these in pink make a cute lil kawaii style and in black a badass rock chick haha! I didn’t even know heels colors could change up your outfit’s style that much! They are super detailed,adorable and sexy and I love everything about them! Yes they are from [BREATHE] and they are looooove! Anyways I can keep going on forever to describe each item I used on the pic but it will take too long, only thing I’ll say is that I really like this blog post and I’ll stick with these outfits for a little while 😀


Also for the ones that celebrate it,Easter is coming soon! Some people celebrate it differently with the more ‘religious’ way and some enjoy the easter eggs,the easter bunny and the hunt around it haha! I really like Easter myself and I celebrate it both ways but if your religion is different and you don’t even have Easter in your religion or just simply don’t care about these things I’m sorry guys, but cute creations just HAVE to be mentioned haha! Peace <3


Credits (Right) :

Head : Genesis_Head_Eva_3.2 Bento

Skin : HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_MIEKO 

Hair : [Mello] Pumpkin @ Hairology (mainstore reopening soon!)

Outfit set : FAKEICON / nopun set @ Tres Chic (mainstore under the new brand name coming soon!,for now you can still visit titzuki’s mainstore landmark!)

Upper tattoo :  [White~Widow] Underworld – Black @ Cosmopolitan Event

Lower tattoo : [White~Widow] Charade – Legs – Black

Shoes : AMITOMO //  Joining you GACHA / 10 S

Nails : +Spellbound+ Spooky Salon // Solid Dark @ The Arcade

Pose : [La Baguette] Catana poses

Egg shell & chicken : [La Baguette] Chick and kittens pack ( with Shell color change) @ Kawaii Project


Credits (Left) :

Head : Genesis_Head_Eva_3.2 Bento

Skin : HUD_Genesis_Lab_Skin_MIEKO

Hair : [Mello] Dirty Secret (mainstore reopening soon!)

Outfit (sweatshirt & skirt – can be worn separately too) : KITJA – Abree Sweatshirt & KITJA – Abree Skirt @ N21

Heels : [BREATHE]-Bonnie Heels @ Tres Chic

Nails : +Spellbound+ Spooky Salon // Solid Dark @ The Arcade

Pose : [La Baguette] Catana poses 


Scene credits :

Ariskea [March] Orange Chair (free group gift)

Ariskea [March] Yellow Chair (free group gift)

{what next} I Love The Weekend Floor Print @ collabor88

[La Baguette] Egg Box with Eggs (x3 + x1) @ Kawaii Project

[La Baguette] Kitten – Grey @ Kawaii Project

{vespertine} green means life – tiny succulents 1/ – 4 @ The Arcade

dust bunny . wool zag rug @ collabor88

Soy + Toro. potted butterfly palm @ Kustom9

Post #678

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Post #678
Post #678
PinkRayne – Esmeralda Top (Mesh/Red)New Release @ InspirationSL
*The new round of InspirationSL opened this week.  You have
until April 9th to shop the current theme, Esmeralda.  There you
can pick up this top, Esmeralda in red.*
PinkRayne – Esmeralda Skirt (Mesh/Red)New Release @ InspirationSL
*Here is the matching skirt to the top. You can also find different
colors.  Those are black, brown & purple.  InspirationSL is
open until April 9th.*

Beloved Jewelry – Dahlia Jewelry Set – New Release @ InspirationSL
*This lovely set is touch scripted to change metals & gems.
As a free gift, you can pick upthe Dahlia Belly Piercing too.
All Esmeralda inspired jewelry.  IsnpirationSL is open
until April 9th.*

*Parvati comes in 3 different tones, 40, 60 & 80%.  Different body appliers
are included as well.*

Glamistry – Camilla Heels [PF1035](Mesh)
*Comes with a customization HUD.*

.kosmetik – Fable Nails – Sprinkles – New Release
*This nail applier comes in two versions on
1 HUD.  With or without stripes.  There are
9 different colors.  A nice touch for spring.*

Modish – Linda Cosmetics – March Edition of Powder Pack
*This make-up Catwa applier has 8 eye make-up &
15 different lipsticks.  Part of the new edition
of March Powder Pack.*

[okkbye] – Amaris Eyelashes – Catwa Applier – March Edition of Powder Pack
*These eyelashes have 2 versions.  One of which is a fuller look.
Comes in the March Edition of Powder Pack.  No in-world store.*

7 Deadly s[K]ins – Caramel Skintone – Omega Mesh Body Applier @ The Skin Fair
*Only 3 days left for The Skin Fair ’17, March 26th.  This
is a new body skintone applier that is Omega friendly.*

Insufferable Dastard – Aqua Eyes – Sage Shaded – VIP Group Gift
*Each eye set comes with standard eye layer, Omega & 
Catwa applier.  You also get the mesh eyes.*

Truth Hair – Kyoko (Mesh) – Black/Whites Color Pack
*Comes with color changing HUD & with/out
bangs, as well as breast sizes.*

RealEvil Industries – Dark Queen Septum Ring – P2 (Mesh)
*Comes with a customization HUD.*
RealEvil Industries – Luxy Rings Set (Mesh)
*These rings come in 10 metals, pearls &
diamonds.  The alpha HUD let’s you show
or hide each ring.  Comes in fitmesh for
Maitreya, SLink Casual & Vista Bento Hands.*

Belleza – Venus Mesh Body Package – Venus Full Body-V4.01 (Mesh)
*Comes with customization HUD & other body sizes.*

Vista Animations – Bento Pro Hands – Female (Mesh)
*Comes with customization HUD.*

Strawberry Singh – Kimberly Shape – Only @ Marketplace
*A shape specially made for Catwa’s Kimberly
Mesh head.  Brow base also included.*

Catwa – Kimberly Mesh Head/Eyes – V2.11 (Mesh)
*Comes with an animation & master HUDs &
a shape, brow shape, alpha layers, mesh eyes,
teeth in 2 sizes.  Make sure you try a demo.*

Purple Poses – Poses #607