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Guest Blog by WHC Riler – Basic Black? Not A Chance, This Is Exceptional Black!

A Guest Blog by WCH Riler – Basic Black? Not A Chance, This Is Exceptional Black! Originally blogged [HERE]

I have been quite busy lately, trying to make up for the time I was away. You know though, it’s only fair if I work hard, I should get to play just as hard. So, tonight I am going out to catch a blues band at my favorite bar. A new guys’ hunt just opened which is quite special, and I wanted to take a moment to tell you about it. The Blues is a gridwide hunt brought to us by the people at Depraved Nation. It is not a free hunt (each prize costs 5L), but there are some very nice gifts involved in it and it is definitely worth a look. A night out on the town is the perfect occasion to show off this hunt prize offered by NERD MONKEY. It consists of The Black Classic Shirt, The Gray Classic Tie and The Gray Classic Vest. All three pieces are mesh and completely separate. The texturing and the stitching on the vest alone blew me away. For 5L not only do you get this nice outfit put together, but you can also combine it with other pieces in your wardrobe to make it an even more exceptional value. The Blues hunt is on until August 31st, check it out.—–WHC Riler

Other items from inventory (Skin-Belleza, Hair-Truth, Eyes-Ikon)


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A Guest Blog by Genna Restful – Lady Huntress

A Guest Blog by Genna Restful – Lady Huntress, originally blogged [HERE]


Skin and shape – Mudskin group gift (currently free to join so hurry!)
Includes 6 skins, teeth/no teeth versions (shown below), shape is modifiable

Hair – Alli&Ali Designs “Fenia” in Dark Honey July 25th voting gift
Gift changes every Friday!

Eyes *mesh* – Mayfly group gift (free)

Dress *mesh*, necklace and shoes – FLooR CaNDy lucky chair prize
Includes sleeveless version not shown

Pose with hawks *mesh* – EmmePose freebie

Location – Syrinx


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – A Summer Trip Around the World

Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – A Summer Trip Around the World, originally blogged [HERE].

The Around the Grid 2 Hunt is now in full swing with a long list of participating merchants.  It’s loosely based on the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days, and so is lasting a total of 80 days, through September 30.  This hunt is a little unconventional in that you won’t get the LM to the next store on the hunt when you find a prize; you have to use the LMs on the AGH2 website.  The other twist to the ARG hunt is that in addition to a $1L hunt prize, many of the stores also have a $25L Gatcha with hunt-themed gifts in them (the gatcha is optional for the merchants).  I won’t be showing you stuff from the Gatchas, but here’s some pictures of some of the fun $1L prizes you can get from the regular part of the hunt.

Not all the shops are adhering strictly to the historical aspect of  Around the World … but even those who are giving more modern prizes are sticking with the idea of summer travel.  I start out my summer trip in the Skull Pump Ride red and black roadster, the AGH2 prize from NR Designs.  It’s a drivable vehicle that comes equipped with some smoke and fire when you hit the accelerator.  And, man, can this baby fly!

NRDesigns_002Unfortunately, as you can see I ran this hot rod off the road, which means I’m going to have to walk until I find a place to get a tow.  I’m headed off in my mesh plaid cargo shorts and tee which I got as the AGH2 prize at Beautiful & Dangerous.

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Finding it a little chilly up here in the northern mountains I whip out the mesh hoodie and t-shirt I scored from the AGH2 at Short Circuit.  It captures the around-the-world theme nicely with the world map on the front of the tee.

Short Circuit_001But what do you know?  Just down the road I come upon a cute little taxi, sitting around just waiting for me to drive it.  This Whimsy Taxi is the AGH2 gift from StoraxTree and is also drivable.  Since I’ll be back inside a car again, I can take off the hoodie and try out the Outer Banks shorts and tank top that I got as the AGH2 gift from Euphoria Couture.  Now if I can just manage to keep this taxi from running off the road …..

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Pictured above:

Car:  Skull Pump Ride – Red & Black by NR Designs (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Shorts & Tee:  Plaid Cargoes & Tee (mesh) by Beautiful & Dangerous  (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Top:  Open Hoodie with Shirt by Short Circuit (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Shorts & Tank:  Outer Banks (mesh) by Euphoria Couture (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Taxi:  Whimsy Cab by StoraxTree (AGH2 prize/$1L)

Geoffrey is also wearing:

Skin:  Ashton Tan by Belleza (Group Gift/$350 to join/free)
Eyes:  Mid grey eyes by [dirty.little.secret]
Hair:  Sailor in Coffee by A&A Designs (Voting Present/free)


Guest Blog By Khronos Ryu – To Be Unique

A Guest Blog By Khronos Ryu, originally blogged [HERE]

Yo,
Look what I found at To Be Unique store. These guys have 2 Great group gifts to make nice free outfit out off. One brings a T-shirt and Sunglasses , which had 4 different versions to add to places you want it on. Either on your head, over your eyes… even on your lips ( as pic shows). And the other brings good quality sneakers with some cargo shorts. Enjoy the free gift.

 

– Shirt

To Be Unique – Loose T-Shirt (FREE GG)

– Pants

To Be Unique – Cargo Short(FREE GG)

– Sunglasses

To Be Unique – Sunglasses(FREE GG)

– Hair

[INK] Hair___AGAINST ::Coal      – 160L


Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – More from the Medieval Fantasy Hunt

Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE].

I didn’t want my first post on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt (MFH XII) to run on for too long, but I do have a few more great gifts from that hunt to show.  Check that earlier post to get the general information about the hunt blog and how the hunt works.  MFH XII not only has clothing, a number of the merchants are offering furniture and outdoor objects for medieval and fantasy role-players.

Lacrime dell’anima’s (MFH XII #35) free gift on this hunt is the Spirits of Nature Table set shown in the next picture.  It features four tree stump chairs animated with various sit poses arranged around a cut tree table (the lantern on the table comes with it), all set in a lovely field of flowers.  If you’re looking to fit out a rural or fantasy setting, this is exactly what you need.   Next to me in back of the table set is the Viking Wagon from the Independent Objects shop (MFH XII #26).  Although it’s not scripted to be pulled by a horse or a person, it does have several nice cuddle poses for just hanging out with your special someone.

3Lacrime&IO(MFH#35&26)_001Along the same lines, United Inshcon (MFH XII #1) is giving away this Water Pond to MFH hunters.  It’s a nice little pond surrounded by rocks and grass tufts, and contains a wood tree branch for sitting and two wooden docks.  You can see me sitting on the dock at the far end, but the dock at the nearer end near the log has a diving animation so that you can land yourself in the water if you try to sit on the dock.  Really great fun, but try as I might I couldn’t manage a photo of me diving.

4United Inschcon(MFH#01)_001~*Sweet Revolutions*~ (MFH XII #02) is giving as it’s free hunt gift the “Yggdrasil – Der Weltenbaum.”  I’m not sure what “Yggdrasil” means, but “Der Weltenbaum” translates to “world tree” and it is a very realistic looking season changeable tree.  I happened to find this tree already rezzed on Sweet Revolutions’ region and snapped the picture below.  But to my surprise I discovered that the green, moss-covered ruins with the pretty lilac-colored flowers that is right in front of the tree is Sweet Revolutions’ prize in the Midsummer Nights Dream 5 grid wide hunt (MND5 #09) which is also running during July.  Here’s a link to the MND5 blog page where you can find out more about this hunt, but at least you get a peek at one of the gifts here.

5SweetRevolutions(MFH#02MNDH)_001And finally, the last item I’m going to show you from the Medieval Fantasy Hunt XII, is a complete avatar called the Elemental Wisp, the free hunt gift from Lilith’s Den (MFH XII #04).  That’s actually me in the picture looking like a free-floating green mop.  The avatar comes with complete body alpha and all those swirly floaty attachments.  The attachments include animations which make you float about in the breeze even if you are not actually flying or walking yourself.  I normally don’t go for these fantasy fairy-like things, but this one is fun and quite unusual.

9 Lilith's Den (#4MFH XII)_001So there you have it – more useful and fun things from the Medieval Fantasy Hunt.


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Calling All Roleplayers – The Medieval Fantasy Hunt

A Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – Originally blogged [HERE]

I have to admit I’m a sucker for historical stuff in SL and I always try to check out historically themed hunts.  The twelfth edition of the Medieval Fantasy Hunt (MFH XII) is running until the end of this month, and starts at the United Inshcon shop sim.  You can follow the hunt either by getting the LM to the next hunt stop from the previous store’s gift or you can used the list of SLURLs at the MFH XII hunt blog.  The blog also gives the hints for each stop in both English and German (with one stop just in German) which is an advantage when you come upon a stop where the hint giver isn’t set up.  There were 52 stops in the MFH XII hunts when it started but 7 have dropped out, leaving 45 offering either a unisex or both a male and female prize.  But despite the fact there are just 45 stops, many of the prizes are ingeniously hidden at a considerable distance from the landing spot and it will take you a bit of time if you want to do the entire hunt.

First off let me show you the Odhor black mesh warrior outfit gift from PeKaS (MFH XII #15).  It’s mesh and includes alternative tunics with the hood up or with the hood down.  This outfit also includes the shoulder cape and the back-carried shield.  But the sword I’m wielding is the Viking Sword MFH XII gift from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (MFH XII #34).  The gift includes a wearable sheathed version, and is scripted with drawing and sheathing animations as well as the standard fighting animations.7Pekas,DwarBarbosa, Feyline (#15,34,28)_001The rightmost panel in the picture above shows an entire medieval Bryce woodsman outfit, which is the male gift at Feyline Fashions (MFH XII #28).  In addition to all the clothing, the outfit includes the hat, boots, bow and arrow (unscripted), and thigh-carried hunting knife.

Moving on, I’ve changed outfits to show you the Mystical Fantasy male medieval outfit in blue from C&N Designs (MFH XII #27).  The tunic and pants are mesh, and the outfit comes with the belt and boots.  It’s an elegant outfit, so I’m wearing it as I relax on Her Majesty’s Wooden Bench, the gift from An Lema (MFH XII #25).  This gift includes the animated mesh bench with all those pillows, the rug, two plant stands, and a table with decor items on it.

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And finally, this next picture shows you the Korin knight’s outfit, the male MFH XII gift from The Seamstress (MFH XII #37).  It doesn’t include the boots (those are the boots I showed you above), but it is a mighty fine looking outfit with a gold design on the red velvet and a gold neck chain. That pistol is the Pirate Pistol MFH gift from Designs by Isaura (MFH XII #12).  The gift includes a “holstered” version which has the pistol held at the waist with a golden sash.  The pistol does fire, but is not damage-enabled unless you stick your own scripts into it.

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There’s a lot more good stuff out there on the Medieval Fantasy Hunt so I hope I’ve shown you enough that you’ll go out and find all that good stuff.

Geoffrey is Wearing:

Picture 1:

Outfit – left:  Odhor in black from PeKaS (#15 MFH XII/free)

Sword: Viking Sword from Dwar Barbosa Weapons (#34 MFH XII/free)

Outfit – right (including bow & arrows, hunting knife):  Bryce woodsman’s outfit in brown from Feyline Fashions (#28 MFH XII/free)

 

Picture 2:

Outfit:  Mystical Fantasy Male from C&N Designs (#27 MFH XII/free)

Furniture: Her Maesty’s Medieval Wooden Bench from An Lema (#25 MFHXII/free)

 

Picture 3:

Outfit:  Korin from The Seamstress (#37 MFH XII/free)

Pistol: Pirate Pistol from Designs by Isaura  (#12 MFH XII/free)

 

In All Pictures:

Skin:  Buck 07 in Bronze from Filthy (former group gift/not free)

Eyes:  mid grey eyes from dirty.little.secret (not free)

Hair:  Brody in Dark Brown from A&A (not free)

Sim:  Silken Dreams


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Guest Blog by Serena Snowfield – Island Invasion

A guest blog by Serena Snowfield, originally blogged [HERE]
Invasion! (blogging soon)

Serena has been busy with RL travel and business, so Duncan and I thought we’d come over and check on the house for her. When we arrived, we were shocked to find the beach had been invaded… by hedgehogs! I have no idea how they got on the island, but they’ve sure made themselves at home.

A few notes about what I’m wearing: my shorts and towel are a recent subscriber gift from FATEwear. There is also a maple leaf version in the box for you Canadians. My hair is the newest group gift from Uw.st. If blue is more your style, you can pick up a a blue version at the current round of Creation.jp, which ends on July 15 (join the free group first). My skin is Davos by 7 Deadly s{K}ins, which you can pick up on sale at Bro Couture. Slink appliers are included in the box.

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Gavin is wearing…

Skin – 7 Deadly s{K}ins Davos (450L @ Bro Couture)

Eyes – Mayfly Deep Sky Eyes Midnight Glacier (group gift / free to join)

Hair – Uw.st 2014 June Group Gift Larry (group gift / free to join)

Shorts & Towel – FATEwear Gibs America (subscriber gift / 0L)

Glasses – [Steinwerk] Alphabeat Glasses

Hands & Feet by Slink

Pose by Exposeur

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The Scene…

Hedgehogs –!Ohmai Summer Hedgehog Buddies (150L @ Summerfest ’14)

Sign – .floorplan. Bloomers Sign (50L @ Summerfest ’14)

Seagull – e-brink Design Products and Builds

Dog – Virtual Kennel Club Black Great Dane

Grasses by KIDD Creation

Beach & Forest Trees by Studio Skye

Other Trees by Botanical


Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals

Guest Blog By Geoffrey Edwardstone – Second Life Frees & Offers Deals, Originally blogged [HERE]

The Second Life Frees & Offers group (SLF&O) recently sent out a notecard listing all the deals available at participating stores right now, and there are some great free items for men available on the list this time around.   The SLF&O group is free to join and you need to be wearing that group tag to claim your gift at each of the stores.  In addition to the free-to-members gifts, the group gets regular notices from participating merchants about other offers in their shops.  The free gifts put me in an outdoor mood, so I went over to the It All Starts with a Smile sim to take these pictures for you.

This first outfit includes the free SLF&O group mesh racer tank top by [AP.PAREL], perfect for a hot summer day or any day at the beach.  I’m wearing it with my tried and true, available-to-everyone musician male jeans from my inventory library.  My shoes are Duh!’s canvas loafers in tan, just $25L from Duh!.  These nicely detailed loafers are available in several colors, each for the same low bargain price.  The pose in this picture is one of the “Dangerous” pose set, which is the free SLF&O gift at  ~Just Posing~.  There’s also a more female-looking set of poses included in the gift.

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My second outfit shows a versatile mesh “Fred” Top in red, the SLF&O free gift at Glam Dreams.  This shirt is something you can use year-round, so it’s a must-have in your wardrobe.  The pose in this picture is one of a free SLF&O set you can find at [Kikay].

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Now in case you think I don’t look quite like myself in these pictures, you’re right.  Curves Shapes and Skins is offering combinations that include a shape and a skin, one for men and one for women in it’s current SLF&O gift package, and I’m showing you the “Boys” gift.  The hair I’m wearing is Mario in black, which I’ve blogged before but which is still available for free to SLF&O group members at Pocket Mirrors.  And my eyes are Mayfly’s Deep Honey Hazel Eyes, available for free at Fabfree Station.

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So get out there and pick up all these great gifts while they’re available, and don’t forget to look around the shops and give these generous merchants a bit of business too.

Geoffrey is wearing:

Top (picture 1):  Racer Tank by [AP.PAREL] – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Dangerous 1 by ~Just Posing~  – (SL F&O/free)

Top (picture 2):  “Fred” Red Top by Glam Dreams – (SL F&O/free)

Pose (picture 2): Model Poses by [Kikay] – (SL F&O/free)

In all pictures:

Shoes:  Tan Canvas Loafers by Duh! – $25L

Hair:  Mario Curly Black by Pocket Mirrors  – (SL F&O/free)

Eyes:  Deep Honey Hazel Eyes by Mayfly  – (Fabfree Station gift/free)

Skin & Shape:  SL F&O Gift Boys by Curves Shapes and Skins  – (SL F&O/free)

Jeans: Musician male – (Linden Library/free)

Sim:  It All Starts with a Smile


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Guest Blog by Khronos Ryu – For The Men

Guest blog by Khronos Ryu, originally blogged [HERE]

Hello,
Today’s blog all clothes items are group gifts and great quality. Kal Rau promo shorts also come with a great shirt(not shown), that also has a hud to tint it different colors.

 

– Hoodie
[AB] Summer Hoodie (FREE) GG
– Shorts
<.kal rau.> Promo Short (FREE) GG
.:Black Design:. – Necklace & Bracelets (FREE) GG
– Hair
[INK] Hair___OGLE ::Coal
– Feet
ISPACHI [Natural Men’s Feet] Rigged


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Guest Blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone – The Group Gift Approach to Getting an All-Occasion Men’s Wardrobe

A guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]

Although men’s clothing and special offers are not nearly as common as they are for women in SL, you can get yourself outfitted nicely for almost any occasion if you are a member of the right store groups.  I’ve got three group gifts to show you that will allow you to go from casual everyday all the way to formal, and they won’t cost you a Linden.

First off, let me show you the May group gift from Ydea – it’s still available on Ydea’s giant wall of past gifts and the group is free to join.  This tee and pair of shorts is for fans of the U.S. television show “The Walking Dead,” but you don’t have to have zombie skin in order to wear it.  The outfit includes the mesh t-shirt, mesh shorts, and a very versatile pair of casual boots that could be worn with lots of different outfits.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, pants, boots: “Walking Fan” outfit by Ydea (May group gift/free to join/free)

Hair:   Makenna in Coffee by A&A Designs

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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For slightly more dressy occasions you can stop by Gizza Creations which recently put out it’s June group gift.  Like Ydea, Gizza keeps its old group gifts available for quite some time after new ones are put out, so you can expect to be able to pick this one up even if you don’t get there today.  This outfit features a blue jacket layer polo shirt with sculpted rolled sleeves and color, and mesh denim jeans with belt included.  My shoes are formal slip-ons, the June group gift at sf design.  There’s a small group joining fee, but certainly worth it for the steady stream of group gifts and the discounts on new items offered at sf design.  I don’t know how far into July these shoes will be available free to group members, so hurry on over to get them soon if you’re interested.

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Geoffrey is wearing:

Shirt, jeans: June Gift from Gizza Creations (group gift/free to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

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And finally, for those occasions when only formal wear will do, try the Prestigious tuxedo in midnight blue by 69 Park Ave., which is available through July 3 as the group gift.  This formal tuxedo outfit can be worn in several ways.  I’m showing it here with a vest and short flexi bottom to the jacket.  The shirt-layer vest can be removed so that you can wear just the formal shirt under the jacket.  In addition, there is a jacket collar that includes a long white formal scarf, and there is a long flexi jacket bottom that is lined in white satin for very formal occasions.  All of these possibilities give you lots of style options.

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And there you have it – a range of wardrobe basics you can get for free from group gifts.  Enjoy!

Geoffrey is wearing:

Tuxedo with shirt, vest, and various style options: Prestigious Outfit from 69 Park Ave., (group gift/$69 to join/free)

Shoes: Black formal slip-ons from sf design (group gift,/$100L to join/free)

Hair: Joe in Coffee by A&A Designs (free voting present)

Eyes:  Deep Sky Eyes in Sapphire by Mayfly

Skin: Buck in Bronze by Filthy

Sim:  It All Begins with a Smile