RFL Weekend — A Wish for Life

papercranes

A few years back I did a RFL sim on the track for RFL weekend.  Every year they ask me if I can do another one and most of the time I’m busy.  This year I decided to fit one in though things got a bit hard for awhile, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to.  Life has been so difficult for me this year getting time in world.

They gave me the region called Life on the track.

It’s rather fitting technically because I had been mulling over a concept when I was asked to do the sim that really sort of suited that.

Have you ever read the story of Sadako?  She was a young Japanese girl who died in the 1950’s from leukemia, it was a story I read when I was young and in school.  Something that stuck with me, I re-read it before doing this sim partly because when I was asked that was one of the first things that popped into my head.  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.  When I read it I of course learned how to fold them and used to often.  I loved the little things.  The story itself centers around this little girl who gets sick and slowly dies. One day while in the hospital her best friend came to visit her and said she had a solution.  Her friend brought paper and scissors and showed her how to fold a paper crane. Sadako asked how this would help to which her friend reminded her of an old story… The crane was supposed to live a thousand years, and if a sick person folds one thousand paper cranes the gods will grant their wish making them healthy again.

Her friend gave her the wish of life creating for her the first of her paper cranes and with her friends help learned to fold them and until she died it was her goal to continue.  Friends, family, nurses… everyone saved pieces of paper to bring to Sadako so that she could try to fold her cranes.  Her brother hung them from the ceiling and she was surrounded by them as she slowly worked on them throughout her illness.  With each crane she made her wish.. “I wish I’d get better…”

“Out of colored paper, cranes
come flying into
our house”

This once vibrant little girl who only wanted to be able to run was stricken with something so terrible… it always stuck with me and as her mother whispered softly “Oh flock of heavenly cranes, Cover my child with your wings.” swinging over her head within the hospital it reminds me of how often cancer in its varying forms strikes for whatever reason.  In this instance war, the dropping of the atomic bomb… just terrible war created a whole generations afflicted by the cruelty of man.  Everyday people are stricken, suffer and are in pain all hoping and wishing only to get better.

That is the inspiration for this sim.  A quiet, peaceful place of reflection.  Japanese inspired garden with water, lilies, a gazebo and trees… Maples and things all sweeping around a wood path…. and if you look within the water… paper cranes floating.

The paper cranes… wishes.  Wishes from me to those who traverse the path, to those who suffer, to everyone who is afflicted or in pain.

I wish that you could get better, and I will always continually be folding my paper cranes through the span of my life for those like Sadako, a hope… a wish… a dream that those vibrant little girls who just want to run to be safe from the pain.

Come RFL this weekend with me, and make a wish.

 Visit RFL Region Life

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ROMPing with friends and a bit of a Polynesian twist

Two new updates for you for this post! We have ROMP, that awesomely kinky event that sweeps through wow’ing those naughty little fantasies and then I did a round for Genre, the theme for this month was Polynesian. I just thought why not… I know, it’s terrible because I have so much on my plate that I added that for fun sake not so long ago. I used to do it more regularly, not so much anymore.

Devils PlaygroundAnyhow…

I’m sipping my morning coffee and talking to you guys.  Pretty good way to start my Sunday.

Going to highlight the piece for ROMP first.  For those who’ve been around a long while I had a gacha that was themed sort of like this way back, but this is a bit different and an adaptation from that… It’s a multi-functional sort of thing combining a lot of little pieces to make a scene all on your own. I don’t think it turned out too badly, and could see creating something a bit more ornate or intricate in the future for something like this.  It was sort of an experiment, I had thought of things like this in the past, seen things sort of like it but hadn’t played with it myself. Using the AVsitter scripts it’s a rezzing system based in the platform. From the platform you click to pick the items you want rezzed, easy enough and I’m sure you’ve seen the like before… it’s not anything spectacularly new in that sense.

The platform is 7LI and has 4 different colored texture drapes, lil more than I like for the LI and I’ll work to bring that down I think however within the piece there are a lot of other little pieces if you like the decor provided.  Let’s start with the furniture.  First off there are benches.  One rezzes on the right side, one on the left. They’re meant to be a wee bit of kinky fun in the sense you can have people using the middles pieces/spots while you have more people on the benches doing their own thing.  A group effort!! Potentially.

Otherwise you can use it however you wish, by yourself or not.  Ok! So! We have the benches. EACH bench, that means both of them have 17 cuddle/snuggle/conversing animation sets for couples and then 9 sex & foreplay sets. So lots of opportunity if you’re in the mood.  After the benches for the sides we have the pieces for the middle.  It becomes something of a staging area.

Spear FishingDecide the mood you are in.  Do you want to see a sexy dancer?  Awesome… the dancers tether rezzes with 23 different animations, some slave/submissive poses, some sexy flirty come hither things and 13 dances so you can writhe, play, and flirt with those watching.  The tether uses cuffs, click it and manacles AUTO-ATTACH refreshing the chains and you’re set to go.  I LOVE LOVE this feature.

Not in the mood for a dance?  Ok… how about some bondage?  Rezz either the suspension posts, the bondage post or the bondage cross. Now there’s something fun to watch. *laughs!* Kinky fun.. ALL pieces have AUTO-attach cuffs that you click from the menu, onto the victim, totally self contained so you don’t have to deal with extras if you don’t want to.  The suspension posts have 6 couples sets embedded in it for touchy feely sexy fun.  The hanging post has 9 cuddle types, 7 naughty terrible things to play with and then 22 bondage animation sets!  This has discipline and all so it can become a handy dandy whipping post too.

The bondage cross has 5 singles bondage animations tying the poor thing to it, 3 singles for the dominant to watch and grin at them and then 6 kinky sex type bondage sets for couples.

All around a pretty robust set don’t you think?  If you count em up you have 102 potential couples sets to play with along with the few singles animations.  If you have both benches and then a middle piece set up it can support up to 6 people at a time!

Then after all this I threw a few decorative items in there, rezz either the plants or the vases along the front… or leave them up if you don’t want them at all.  Each piece rezzes in between 2 and 7 LI, depending on what you rezz is how high that will be and when you’re done, you click click clean up the ones you don’t want out all the time… any… all… some.  You decide.  Awesome.  Great for people who can’t leave prims out when in a place you have to keep an eye on that sort of thing, and great for people who like to have a lil bit of everything all at once!

The Devils Playground….. you know you wanna.

Available NOW @ ROMP!!!

So… now to take it down a notch… Genre.

Polynesian.  I was going to do some food, honest… was going to make this lil desert thing with some regional dishes, and I still could for store but yanno.  Instead I put together a spear fishing set!  I used to have something kinda for this but this one is way better.  Mesh!! yes! of course… however it has a couple different ones included,  Either rezz the version with the rock ring, the one with the single rock or the one without.  A post with a basket of fish for decoration, embedded so go ahead… jump on, and the spear that you need autoattaches for easy use and derezzes popping off when you get off the set.

Each one has 4 different spear fishing animations in it. Extra decorative spears are included at varying LI depending on their LOD, weighing in at 1LI – 7 LI each the set is ONLY 100L for the round of Genre!  That’s really not much AT all if you like this sort of thing.

So go get it! Spear fishing for 100L @ Genre!!

 

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Photo Contest 2016 Winners!

I’m a little bit late announcing the winners for the contest that I had going throughout the month of June. I will of course apologize for keeping you all on pins and needles waiting… I know, just know how hard it is for people to wait around to hear who might have won 10,000L!

Of course the entrants are probably tapping their fingers reading through this wondering who the hell won and why is Sear talking so much instead of just getting to it.  Get to it, get on it, come on now woman….

Heh, I know.

How long do I waste time until actually listing them?

I’m really good at doing this you know.

I think that should be enough.

Maybe.

Possibly.

I haven’t really decided yet.

What do you think?

I am always looking for feedback, whether it is negative or positive.

Though I have to admit that negative feedback can sometimes sting a bit.

But that is how we grow and stuff isn’t it?

See…

I told you I can be good at this.

Now to be a real pain in the ass….

If you really want to see who the winners are…………..

 

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Midsummer Night Dreams & Dreamweavers

Two other events have opened up this past week or within the past few days.  Indie Teepee and the Liaison Collaborative.  Both of them have dreamy sorta themes going on… catch that? The play on words? Yea, I went there.

It’s early… ish, on a Sunday, I can’t be held accountable.

Both of these item sets are something that I really enjoyed creating for very different reasons.

First highlighting Indie Teepee, the music and arts festival I decided to make up a harp. I used to have one in my store quite awhile ago that I really adored and have always thought I’d like to have another version someday.  With the theme I found a way to make that a reality. The Midshimmer Harp set really did turn out better than I had hoped.  It has a soft feel to it with a fantasy flair, at least that’s what I think.  It comes in three different wood tones, a light, medium then darker tone. I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so you can choose which suits your decor the most.

I added things…. made a scene sort of…. so each set is sold separately, apologies for that but you’ll see why when I get going.  There are three harps in each package so you are totally covered in however you might want to use it.  A playable version that has 10 songs, and 5 animations. The animations include playing the harp, and sits for male or female avatars.  The stool rezzes/de-rezzes as needed so it doesn’t necessarily take up extra space while not in use or any kind of clutter.  There is also a “jukebox” version of the harp.  This harp does NOT have any animations in it BUT it has the 10 songs that can be played with a click so you can have music in the background even if no one is playing it.  THEN I added an unscripted version of the harp just for decor purposes.

Midshimmer Harp Set - Medium Wood Midshimmer Harp Set - Light Wood Midshimmer Harp Set - Dark Wood

Since I’m something of a freak and like to think up things to do or go along with everything I also added a stool that is meant to be for spectators or people or just furniture you want to have out… the extra stool has 9 animations embedded in it for male & female avatars.  Amongst them a listening to music where you tap your foot and play along.

Deco included is also some flower scatter for the ground, two versions… one all white and one that has a few colors to compliment the harps, as a bonus I threw in there a flying butterflies thing with particle fireflies to help make a magical, woodsy and fantastical setting. See…. a big set.  I really do like them.

TAXI FOR INDIE TEEPEE

The second event and set for this post is at the Liaison Collaborative. The theme was Dreamweaver and from all accounts and the Pinterest board it was a Southwest sort of theme going in. Of course I could have gone at this in a few directions but I decided to sort of bring back a favorite of mine.  AGES and ages ago when I was a wee one in SL terms within the first year Shimasani Weavers Setor two of my store I had created a weaving loom with a decidedly Southwestern feel to it. Later I updated it a time or two when sculpts came around and now… with mesh, I’ve made my own from scratch… so to speak. It’s a long time favored thing, I have a love for this stuff… I used to watch my grandmother weave when I was young so most things related to that make me smile on some level.

I suppose it is only fitting at the name then. The Shimasani Weavers Loom set, Shimasani meaning Grandmother in Navajo is a vibrantly colored rather rustic looking loom. The loom itself has 6 animations in it. Kneeling weaving, and some sitting type of things. While making it I realized I wish I had made it a bit taller so I could add standing weaving to it but I suppose that will be something I could do later too.  After the loom we round out the set with various balls of yarn, 3 and 4 of them in one object and different colors… a folded blanket that has already obviously been woven by work worn hands, a rug to kneel upon and then a basket of yarn to accent.  The loom weighs in at 7 LI, a bit higher than I like but it’s worth it if you like this sort of thing and then each accessory piece is only 1 LI each.  See, I make up for it.

Rich colors, from cool to warm tones make this really something that catches your eye.  Available at the Liaison Collaborative this month.

Tax for Liaison Collaborative

So there it is… my second post of newness.  I hope you enjoy.

 

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So much new! The Fantasy Collective & We Luv RP

I’m not even sure where to start, there’s a lot of new around the Roawenwood.  I haven’t been announcing things in as timely of a fashion because of real life mostly… things are getting caught up though so here we go, I might do a two part post…. hmmmmm

After Dark Candlelit Lamp Post ADULT*thinks* might be a good idea.

So! For the first bits and parts of this post I am thinking we should start……………………….

With what I put out for the Fantasy Collective (last month *coughs*) but it’s still going for now and it will end up in the actual store so it’s all good.

The After Dark Lamp Post sets. There are two, an adult version and a PG version.  Both versions have 17 singles animations with all sorts of fun things to do, drunk singing, staggering around and some leaning sort of things.  You can hang out or be the life of the proverbial party this way… fun for role play.  Then for the PG version there are 11 couples sets. These are all pretty good, cuddling and talking types of things for those places that aren’t all that seedy.

The ADULT version… k this has quite a bit more. It has the singles things and the same cuddles or standing anims that PG version has BUT now you’re adding on a lot more other sets.  This version has 40(!) couples sets total, this is not only a lamp post, nu uh, it’s also a bondage post.  Bondage, discipline, sex and play all a part of it and it uses the new experiences thing along with auto-attach props.  Even the manacles can be attached through the menus! This my friends is awesome. Particle chains, it rezzes and derezzes the rings so while not in use it looks like any plain old lamp post along any street. This is a fairly nice item and one I’ve been meaning to do for a long long time.

Available at the Fantasy Collective and soon in store!Ghayda FitMesh Chain Top

The second item up for………. your pleasure is a chain top. I don’t always get into clothing like I used to but I do still like to think I should or could.  Recently I found this and just loved how it looked. Everyone should know I’m a sucker for things that show off the body so this won’t be a surprise to anyone.  For this month at We <3 RP I have put together this… the Ghayda Fit Mesh Chain Top!  Ohhh look!! It is fitmesh and it has versions for the TMP body, SLink Physique, Hourglass, and the Maitreya body! This is so great… really.  This makes things so much nicer.  I really do want to be able to offer up more things like this.  This month it is really at a good price, a 25% discount so it is only 147L right now.  With four different metals it can be worn with different colored pieces.

So if you want this… it is at We <3 RP!!

I had planned on having another piece for this event, and if I get the time… doubtful right now but if I do I might add a lil something.  But I have a lot going on, way more than I should and I’m probably not going to be able to.  Poo.

So there two items… in my next post I’ll be putting up some more for two more awesome events!!

 

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