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Oooh… pressies from Mischief and Icing!

My inventory is out of control, so I’ve been abstaining from the holiday freebie frenzy for the most part.

No one in their right mind, however, can say “No” to a freebie from Mischief and Icing. The update groups for both of these great stores are currently giving away two very pretty dresses, so if you’re not part of these groups yet… time to join! Janie Marlowe added in her notice this morning that another freebie will be coming out soon, and it sounds like it will be a menswear item. Ooh…

But enough of my yakking. Behold the pressies ^_^  As always, you can view larger versions of these images on their respective flickr pages by simply clicking on them, and SLURLs and credit info are at the end of this post.

The Mystified Halter Dress in snow, from Mischief…

Mischief Mystified Halter Dress

The lovely Twilight Gown from Icing…

Icing Twilight gown

Not part of these groups yet? Joining is super easy.

To join the Mischief update group (founded by Janie Marlowe), just hit Search > Group tab > type “mischief” and it will be the group at the top of the list with over 1900 members (as of this writing).

To get on the Icing update group (founded by Miko Omegamu), hit Search > Group tab > type “icing” and this, too, will be at the top of the list with nearly 900 members (as of this writing).

Additional info…

1st image: Dress – Mischief, Mystified Halter Dress in snow (group gift); Hair – RaC, Priss black; Eyes – Simtropia, brown deep; Skin – Soda Boutique, Fiona beta (group preview freebie); Shoes – KK Outfitters, Lo-Top Kool Kicks Women’s Black; Bracelets – Caroline’s Jewelry, Black Flexi Bangles from the 3 Flexi Bracelets-Gentle Sway set; Body Shape – Mela’s, pixie

2nd image: Dress – Icing, Twilight gown (group gift); Hair – ETD, Vivian chestnut; Eyes – Simtropia, blue light; Skin – Celestial Studios, Vogue Skin in Champagne/Noir-Smoky; Necklace – Cake, Bezel Set Diamond Necklace; Body Shape – Mela’s, pacific rose

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Fashion, Freebie | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fix the yellow first, sheesh

It’s rant time for yours truly again.

I own a fairly large swath of land in a mainland sim that adjoins an empty ocean sim. I chose to invest in this property for several reasons: (A) it’s mainland property, and I like that I can do whatever I want with my land without being bound by estate rule restrictions, (B) the adjoining sim is an empty water sim, and (C) the sim reseller terraformed and carved out the parcels with great care, arranging them in a manner conducive to a nice looking neighborhood as opposed to simply selling off lots of little blocks of land. (The reseller, btw, was Jessie Beckham of virtuositydevelopment, and I totally recommend dealing with her if you’re interested in buying land, whether it’s mainland or estate.)

Here, let’s expand a bit on point C. The land in my sim was terraformed in such a manner so that there is land on all three sides that aren’t adjoining the neighboring empty water sim, while the water section in the middle opens into that same ocean sim. When Jessie cut up the parcels, she deliberately cut out a T-shaped strip of land in the middle of this water section and left it open and not for sale; the idea was that once the sim filled up with residents, she would return the strip of land to Linden Lab. This, in turn, would cause the land to be dubbed “Maintenance” and it would ultimately serve as an open ocean access channel for everyone in the sim, regardless of who has banlines and security orbs.

A few days ago, I discovered upon opening my world map that the access channel had turned purple. I quickly found that if a parcel is marked purple on the world map, this means it is being auctioned off.

What the hell?

When I look at the mainland, what do I see? Dollar signs and patches of yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, and yet more yellow. All. Over. The. Freaking. Place. Perhaps LL could, I dunno, focus on cleaning up that huge mass of yellowed parcels instead of worrying over an itty bitty strip of land in my home sim? I really did not need or want more land and prims, but since I wasn’t about to let some vile scum ad farmer plant his extortionist ass in front of my land, I participated in the tiny bidding battle that took place this afternoon.

And yes, I won the auction. Meh. Oh well, at least I am now the owner of one bitchin’ good mainland property, if I do say so myself. I’m only grudgingly happy about it, though.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Rant, Real Estate | , , , , | Leave a comment