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TOSL Gatcha

So alongside the TOSL Hunt which is currently going on, there’s also a Gatcha boardwalk – and just as the hunt, there are some awesome things to be found here! Of course, playing the Gatcha game can be very addictive … but I managed to pretty much get what I wanted  – probably because so many of the items are so very nice.

What I’m wearing:

  • Dress: Ginger Breeze Dress (Maroon Flowers) – Alexandra Guisse for Alexohol Fashions – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • Shrug: Simple Shrug (Red) – Chrystina Noel for [ Riddle ] – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • * Shoes: Ultimate Martine (Red Leather) – Baby Monkey – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • * Necklace: Short Flower Necklace – Webangel Ferraris for Shine –  Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • * Glasses:  Bow Glasses – rebeca dembo for CandyDoll – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt
  • Hair: Caitrin Roots (Cranberry) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Pose: TOSL Hunt Gift Poses – Scarlet Chandrayaan for Magnifique Poses – Free gift from the TOSL Hunt

As soon as I saw this Marilyn Monroe tankini in one of the gatchas, I knew I had to have it – this was my favorite of the colors and I got it in the second try.

What I’m wearing:

  • Tankini: Marylin Tankini (Brown) – Angelina Eizenberg-Oxhall for INDIE ROSE – From the TOSL Gatcha Boardwalk
  • Hair: Minx (Cranberry – Roots and Extension) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Makeup: DarkEyes 06 – monica Outlander for Miamai
  • Lashes: Lashes (Overdrive) – Kavar Cleanslate for Exile
  • Eyelash be gone! – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Eyes: ‘Sunrise’ Eyes (Deep blue) – Ikon Innovia for FASHISM
  • Skin: Emma (fair, 06 Slate – copper brows – freckles) – Tuli Asturias for Tuli
  • Shape: Bodyshape 1 (Avie) – Emilia Redgrave for REDGRAVE (modified by me)

* Pose: Pin-Up Poses – Izzie Button for Izzie’s – From TOSL a couple of weeks ago

Read more about the hunt as well as the gatcha event and TOSL’s other events here.


Super Hero Hunt

So if you like Super Heroes – you really should go on the First Annual Super Hero Hunt. This picture shows some of the gifts. There are super heroes like Superman, Batman, The Green Lantern and my two favorites – Buffy and Doctor Who. It’s not too difficult, this hunt, so just go ahead and have fun.

Join the group Super Hero Hunters and pick up a NC with all the stops from notices.

Project FURniture Japan

Did you notice the title? Isn’t it clever? I’m mighty proud of myself for coming up with it. Of course, you don’t know why it’s a good title. See, I went back to Project Fur Japan to see what I had missed the first time since I knew some designers hadn’t set up completely then. And, since I’ve gotten a different place to live too now, I was also looking for different things now. And I found a lot of great stuff here for decorating a home or property. (All this stuff is available at Project Fur Japan – but I’ve also provided SLurls for the stores themselves since Project Fur Japan doesn’t go on forever.)

My old bed was to big for my new house so I got a new bedroom set that was more appropriate in size and look for my new home:

The Synnful Project Fur Japan Bedroom- from Simply Synnful Creations

The bed looks all pretty, it fit so nicely in my bedroom – but apparently, all you can do in it is … well, hump. In many different ways, I grant it – but for a girl who simply wants a bed to sleep in at night – it’s really not much use. At least so far I haven’t found the ‘sleep’ ball…

I guess I should know better than buying beds in SL and expecting to be able to just sleep in them. If however, you want it to entertain company in, I’m sure it will live up to your expectations!

Another thing I bought at the fundraiser is this camp site from Comfy Within.

Camp from Comfy Within

Besides the fire, the logs and pillows and the tree, this also comes with a tent and a table with benches, not shown here. I only wanted a nice camp fire area to hang out with friends and make pancakes at with the pan I bought at Fantasy Faire.

I like birds – and I really like taking care of wild birds in the winter so they are able to survive to spring – and to look at them while they come and eat right outside my window. So of course I had to have this bird house – complete with a couple of birds.

Cleo Design Bird House from Just my Imagination

I love this bird house – although it’s a bit autumn in it it’s design – and the birds are … well, they’re kind of huge! But still love it!

Right now this is my favorite spot in all of Second Life:

See the goldfish in the bowl on the table? Yeah, that’s right – Project Fur Japan too…

Take me Home – Goldie in a fishbowl (also comes in a huggable version) from A.D.D Andel Mainstore

Finally, I want to thank everybody who have chosen to become a part of Project Fur Japan by spending money and helping the animals. It has been a truly wonderful event, and regularly, group members have received messages full of joy because of the amounts raised – messages like this one:

OMGAHHHH! Sunday,10 Apr 2011 03:36:43 GMT

I can never ever ever ever express in words how much I appreciate EACH AND EVERY one of you!!! FIVE MILLION IN ONE WEEK! I honestly dont know what to say….I LOVE YOU ALL!!

or like this one:

OMGAHHH!Wednesday,13 Apr 2011 01:02:21 GMT
You currently have: L$6,000,956

More than anything, this also states clearly, that the people organizing this event truly care about the charity and this care has been a part of this whole event from the start. Thank you so much to the organizers behind this, and to everyone participating.

This is what Second Life is also about… (part 3)

Hanging out on a friend’s beautiful beach…

Love all the great conversations one can find in SL.

Thanks Viki!

(See the first posts  here and here.)

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This is what Second Life is also about … (part 2)

Playing with a new friend in a sandbox .

Especially when he has great toys!

Thanks Quaezar!

And check out The Science Circle: Our aim is to connect different disciplines internationally and provide free science education globally.” I just joined today – they’ve had some interesting lectures and have meetings twice a month.

(See the first post here.)

Art Hunt (part 2)

Well, finally I got around to continuing my art hunt. Now, this takes forever for me to do because I look at everything wherever I go.

In this round, I got to go to some really amazing galleries. I love this hunt because I get to visit these very different galleries that each have their own voice, their own type of art. Of the more traditional galleries, I loved Cadeling and Vespertine.

Let’s start with Cadeling Gallery since it was the first I visited. I had had trouble finding Cadeling Gallery by using the search. Luckily the hunt provided a LM because I was happy to visit. Cadeling is – at least at this time of year – a very peaceful gallery. You can sit quiet and contemplate while watching the snow falling. And I liked the art as well – especially the art by Ling Serenity. Luckily, the piece given out by this gallery was one of my favorites, a piece I would have come back and bought later. Still, I will definitely return, both to sit and relax but also to buy some more pieces.

Sighs – Vespertine Gallery… What can I say? I loved it! This is the kind of art where you stop in front of each piece and just let your mind flow, you get inspired to dream and reflect. I love art like this and I made a very long wishlist while walking around in this gallery. I definitely want to buy some of Talullah Winterwolf’s pieces because they are so inspiring to look at and be drawn into. The building itself was this bare brick style with amazing windows – kind of made you think of an old factory converted into art gallery.

I wanted to show you my favorite piece – but when I started looking at all the pictures I took, I realized that to show one piece and claim it as my favorite is impossible. So this is just one of the pieces I liked. Talullah Winterwolf works with layering because it resembles the way our memories are layered on top of each other and thereby influencing each other.

My third love was Project Z – especially Scottius Polke’s Mushroom Interactive Illustration. First of, when I just saw the poster, it made me think of one of Van Gogh’s paintings of the bedroom in the yellow house where he lived with Gaugain. And I loved Van Gogh so I was looking forward to seeing this.

Turned out, that when I got there, I forgot Van Gogh and felt completely like Alice in Wonderland. This is a really fun interactive art piece where you get to be very small in a big room. You can sit your small self in a big rocking chair, dance with amoebas, lie on (smelly) socks and more. It’s all very cool and I liked it a lot.

Finally, Trailer Trash. I really used a lot of time here. First, just admiring the installation and looking at everything and trying to grasp what the artist, oona Eiren, wanted to express. Remember to set your settings to midnight at this place (but also play a bit with the light – it looks so different when you change settings). And listen to the sounds. It’s really hard to take pictures of this but I just wanted to give you a glimpse. Secondly, looking for the hunt item. Turned out the hunt is actually over so oona had taken it down – luckily for me, she was actually there while I visited so I got to talk with her, very interesting!

I also just want to mention the art of Feathers Bay Gallery. This gallery had some great pieces which transformed as you walked towards them. I loved how it reacted to your proximity and used SL to the fullest. Not possible in real life (well, maybe it is but not quite like this, I don’t think).

For me, the Art Hunt was a really great hunt. It wasn’t very difficult which meant that you had time to really enjoy the artworks and the buildings. I also took some time to walk in several of the neighborhoods of the galleries since often the neighbors were also galleries and I got to do some great shopping as well in small boutiques around the galleries. I loved visiting the galleries and seeing all the different artist styles and I was really happy that so many different artists were together in this. I’m definitely going to visit several of the galleries again and I’m very grateful to the whole Art Hunt team. And thanks for the great art! Some really cool pieces in between!

What I’m wearing:

  • Jeans: Ripped78s (Dark Warm Blue) – by Nena Janus for *League*
  • Shirt: Lulu top concord – by Janie Marlowe for Jane
  • Tank top: Intrinsic tank (blue powder) – by Janie Marlowe for Jane (free gift)
  • Shoes: Pumps (Violet-Pink) – Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya (Group Gift Pumps)
  • Scarf: Wrap-Stripes Cool – by Nena Janus for *League*

Yes, I know I reuse a lot of the stuff I wear right now but I have a couple of reasons for that. First of, I love the stuff – my jeans for instance are just so cool and perfectly ripped. Second, I actually find it hard to find this type of laid-back and very casual clothes. Maybe I haven’t found the right stores yet but I don’t really think that’s it. I think that with all the possibilities we have in Second Life, most people don’t want to wear just a simple shirt, tank top and jeans – they want excitement and extravaganza – what most of us doesn’t have in real life. And I don’t blame them – hopefully, I will evolve together with my avatar in a way so she also can take full advantage of the very cool stuff you can get! (Just want to mention that Jane is a great place to get basic stuff like tank tops, stockings, scarves …)

Anyway, this was supposed to be a post about art so I’ll shut up about clothes. We’ll take the casual clothing discussion some other time!

Read the first post about I ❤ Art Hunt here.

(And btw, Cadeling Gallery looks nothing like when I first visited it – spring has come (but it’s still beautiful and peaceful):

This is what Second Life is also about …

… going sailing in a beautiful sailboat around lovely tropical islands with a new friend …

Thank you Leef!

(Originally posted at, February 28 2011)