Route 69

When we’re not on SL, M and I often watch horror shows together on Netflix (screen share in Discord for the win!). Her passion for the genre has opened my eyes to Norwegian horror as we’ve watched Cave and are now enjoying the Bloodride short stories. Villmark and Cold Prey are definitely also now on the ‘to watch’ list! This scene I’ve created doesn’t look anything like Norwegian horror though; no dark forest, no looming mountains or cracking glacier… but would you stay at the Wander Inn?

  • Tuesdays Old Fence @ Bloom (until April 4)
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  • LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry}*Animated
  • Refuge – Aftermath Gacha
    • Refuge – Wander Inn Sign RARE
    • Refuge – Pool Sign
    • Refuge – Route 69 Sign
    • Refuge – Car Wash Sign
    • Refuge – Game Room Sign
  • Never Totally Dead… The Rat Hole
  • “Killer’s”Old Grunge House
  • DERELICT Filthy Motel
  • AS Parked Car+
  • (Fundati) Rocks
  • (Fundati) Cholla Cactus
  • (Fundati) Joshua Trees

Run Away With Me

NTD‘s La Fontaine du Triton is such a beautiful piece I was wondering for a long time how I could do it justice in a picture. Until I realized I already had the scene set up, it just needed a few adjustments, a couple in love and voilá! It turned out a classic.

The fountain is a fantastic centerpiece to your city square or a park. You can turn the water on and off by touching the statues. Available at this round of Cosmopolitan.

  • Never Totally Dead… La Fontaine du Triton @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • GOOSE – Victorian mooring dock @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • Ex Machina – Soho Modular Building Set Road Base
  • Ex Machina – Soho Street Lamp
  • Ex Machina – Picadilly Info Kiosk

The Docks

Filled with inspiration after rezzing the new Victorian Mooring Dock from GOOSE I was tempted to decorate the whole sim like this! It would be way too time consuming though, I do have other blog posts to work on, so I pulled only two copies of the dock and managed to stop when I had the picture I wanted. The Victorian Mooring Dock is available right now at Cosmopolitan.

Never Totally Dead… had the beautiful Vintage Booth released for the Valentine’s Shop & Hop in February. Several texture options for it and it should be available at their mainstore now.

  • GOOSE – Victorian mooring dock @ Cosmopolitan (until March 21)
  • Never Totally Dead… The Vintage Booth
  • Ex Machina – Soho Modular Building 1 series
  • Ex Machina – Soho Street decor bundle
    • Soho Street Lamp
    • Soho Street Wall Lamp
    • Soho Tower Clock
  • Ex Machina Info Kiosk
  • Apple Fall Vintage Truck RARE
  • Cybersculpts the last cargo steam/sailing ship
  • Skye Pebble Beach
  • Skye River Set – End fan

Let’s Dance To Our Dreams Together Tonight

Of course you love each other every day and you don’t really need Valentine’s Day to prove it. It’s nice to celebrate that love by doing something together out of your everyday routines. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to do just that.

Give your special someone an experience to remember with the ‘Oh My, Valentine’s Basket’ from DaD Virtual Living. The stationary vintage basket is modeled after a hot air balloon ride. The basket is in natural light wood with cushioned blanket, pillows and throw with flying heart balloons in a muted red and white color. It will look fantastic in your garden, in a meadow or on a beach! It is available in both PG and Adult and packed with plenty of animations: single, friend, cuddle and adult. 13 Land Impact. Copy/Modify.

The trio of small rock cairns just in front of the basket is Never Totally Dead…‘s gift at the Valentine’s Shop & Hop event. 1 Land Impact. Copy/Modify. Resize menu upon Touch.

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  • Skye Pebble Beach
    • Skye Pebble Beach Grass

January

It’s not exactly looking like winter outside my house right now, but this is how January usually looks where I’m from and if you’re wondering, yes it usually takes a while for the plow trucks to clear all the roads after the nightly snowfall. The rainstorm I’m experiencing right now is a blizzard just a little further north. I talked to my mum on New Year’s Eve and she’d given up shovelling snow for the day; she lit the fireplace and settled down indoors for the rest of the evening.

At Uber you can find a new release by The Little Branch; the Forest Pansy Tree. While it is the perfect tree for small gardens and courtyards, it is also found in open woodlands, thickets, woodland margins, limestone glades and along rocky streams and bluffs. The tree is lightly animated, 6 Li out of the box but it’s Copy/Modify so you can scale it down, or up, to fit your needs. Touch it for a season changer menu.

Cozy Christmas

Looking for a complete Christmasy living room set? Here’s the ‘Magical Christmas Eve’ Living Room by Aphrodite Shop/Heart Homes; available as PG or Adult and you get the couch, chair, trunk table, potted tree, potted plants, hot choco cups, wall art with string lights, table decor and rug. Grab it at the Aphrodite Shop mainstore or marketplace and you’re all set for the Holidays!

EED is at the Christmas Expo with two different versions of the Stuff’nStuffed Christmas tree. A chique and a boho version and I’m showing the Chique one in my picture. Also, EED has an advent calendar going, so you might want to hop on over to their mainstore and check that out.

At the SOS Christmas Fair, exclusively and limited to the event, you can find the wonderful ‘Wishing You..’ candle carousel by Never Totally Dead… With three different wishes; Joy, Happiness and Hope.

Last but certainly not least, DaD has a new group gift out for you! Group members can grab the ‘Santa Claus Cozy Sack’ at the mainstore!

The Rat Hole

Looking at this building, I don’t think they serve food here anymore. Ah, it’s a small club! The Rat Hole is a new amazing build by Never Totally Dead… I’m not sure I’d eat the food here if they have any, but the music is awesome. This build is a great addition to your urban sim, 59 Li out of the box, touch it to rez a snow cap (19 Li). The Rat Hole is available right now at Cosmopolitan.

It’s a Feeling..

Christmas isn’t a season.
It’s a feeling.

Edna Ferber

For me, the Christmas feeling usually arrives on the evening the day before Christmas Eve. In Norway, Christmas Eve is the big day and traditionally December 23rd is the day Norwegians decorate their Christmas trees (what they used to anyway, it seems a lot of people do that earlier in December now) and what we did.. or rather, what Santa did, when I was a kid. Yes that’s right; in our house, Santa brought the tree inside and decorated it while my sister and I were sleeping. When we woke up on Christmas Eve morning, our stockings were filled and the tree was decorated with all the gifts placed underneath it. We each got to pick one gift to open in the morning but then we had to wait until after Christmas Eve dinner to open the rest of them.

Showcasing several goodies today, maybe you’ll find something that’ll put you in a SL Holiday spirit?

The Vintage Sled by DaD will be available at this upcoming round of Uber and it will be made available in PG and Adult versions, filled with awesome single and couples animations. In my picture, Mahogany and I are using one of the PG cuddle animations found in the sled.

At Tannenbaum you can find the most adorable log reindeer by Galland Homes, a wonderful decor item for the holidays!

The popular Candy Cane Hunt just opened and Never Totally Dead… is offering the super cute Munchies Tray with milk and cookie for Santa and carrots for Rudolph! You can go on the hunt or just hop on over to the Never Totally Dead… mainstore to pick up this prize. Easy peasy!

To make this scene wintery cosy I’ve used conifere and genevrier both by La Petite Vie. They are copy/mod, come in animated and non-animated versions. Touch brings up a texture change menu. You can find the trees at the La Petite Vie mainstore.

The Fishing Village

Just wow… Never Totally Dead… keep amazing me with their builds and with their newest release, the Old Boat Workshop, I can add another building to my sleepy fishing village. The Old Boat Workshop is available right now at We ❤ Roleplay at a nice 25% discount! The build is Copy/Mod and 92 Li out of the box. With it you get two unlinked dock pieces (15 Li each) and a wall lamp (2 Li).

On the left of the workshop you can see a glimpse of the Seafood Market and in the background is the Old Oyster House and the Ole Captain’s booth; all by Never Totally Dead…

Snake Oil Doctor

Medicine shows were touring acts that peddled “miracle cure” patent medicines and other products between various entertainments. They developed from European mountebank shows and were common in the United States in the nineteenth century, especially in the Old West. They usually promoted “miracle elixirs” (sometimes referred to as snake oil), which, it was claimed, had the ability to cure disease, smooth wrinkles, remove stains, prolong life or cure any number of common ailments.

Wikipedia

At the Hallow Manor event you can buy Never Totally Dead‘s Doctor Charles Attend’s Wagon. Dr. Attend sells the patented ‘Heal Everything’ potion, a miracle cure for only 5$! The wagon is Copy/Mod and 35 Li out of the box.

The Medical Chart, also by Never Totally Dead, is a Hallow Manor hunt prize (see hunt guide below). Be careful though, the chart has an evil streak…
Check out Mahogany’s blog post for more pictures of the wagon!

  • Sander is wearing:
    • not so bad . FREDDY halloween costume
    • [Timber Creek] Old Fashioned Spectacles
    • [MF] Daniel Bento Hipster Stache
  • Mahogany is wearing:
    • [Timber Creek] The Ruth McCoy Complete Ensemble

Hallow Manor Hunter’s Guide

When you arrive at Hallow Manor, you enter the gates to find a winding alley of goods that have been created with the macabre and frightful in mind. Once you have purchased everything your little black heart desires, you will enter the grounds of Hallow Manor’s cemetery, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the old estate.

You will have an opportunity to purchase a HUD in order to search for the lost keys to unlock the hidden prize room, or, if you so wish, purchase a master key HUD, to bi-pass the hunt.

WARNING:  THIS IS NOT A HUNT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.  

Keys move every 6 hours, and you must be within 15 meters of a key for it to register on your HUD.

HOW TO HUNT:

Buy a HUD at the event. There are three levels of HUDs.

BRONZE: (price: 50L) This HUD is for those who want to hunt for 10 keys. The keys can be hidden anywhere in the event area. You find the key and touch it. The HUD will record your touch. You can not touch the same key twice. You must be within at least 15 meters of the key for it to register. Once you have found 10 keys, they will unlock a single prize of your choice in the prize area. Once you have claimed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Bronze HUD for every prize you would like to win.

SILVER: (price: 150L) This HUD is for those who want to get a prize but do not want to hunt for 10 keys. This HUD will automatically unlock one prize of your choice in the secret prize room. Once you have redeemed your prize, the HUD will be deactivated. You will buy one Silver HUD for every prize you would like to open without having to hunt.

GOLD: (price: 5000L) This HUD is for those who want all the prizes NOW! No hunting is involved. Just buy the HUD and teleport to the secret prize room to collect all of the prizes being offered and enjoy!