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Sorry, again, yet another rush job!(Mention of Freebies ‘n’ cheapies).

I decided to go to the Redeux event because I knew it has been running for long enough that it should be quiet now and it is, nice and quiet and lag-free just how I like it and then I spotted the end date and that’s TODAY!  But I have found from past experience that although these events do have a end date often they do continue on after that so you have not just today but probably tomorrow, the day after and maybe the day after that but I would go as soon as you can because there looks like not just a lot of exc discounted clothes, furniture, decor etc but oodles of GIFTIES!

This dress is not one of those gifties though but at 35Lds cheap as chips.

I actually bought this and picked up a couple of the freebies, as yet unpacked, and thats when I spotted the ending date so I decided to TP home try this one and do a quick post because this isn’t a small event and I just love spending a few hours in SL wandering a nicely landscaped event picking up a mix of stuff for free or even bargain prices.  As for this dress it’s off the Infinity stall which is right next to the LM, you only get the 1 fit but I think you can see that most if not all Alpha huds or just an Alpha you may in your invent will make it a fit for all.

Redeux

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It’s a Yurt.(Freebie ‘n’ other stuff),

Today is the first time I’ve been able to work my way through the 25Ld Tue list in so long so it was lovely to see a few of my fav shops have a special offer out and as I was working my way through the list I came across a shop name I didn’t recognise and it looks like it’s new to SL as well as me because the gift set out for anyone to grab is titles “Grand Opening Gift” and it’s this Yurt.

When I first rezzed it I was a bit emm nope but then I zoomed in and though actually not too bad at all! 

Nice texturing and details and when you open the door it’s a bit like the Tardis in that inside seems an awful lot bigger than you think from the outside.

Enough space to do cartwheels.

I just snagged and ran but when I get back inworld I’m going to be checking out what looks like a pretty big sim wide shop I can’t wait to see what else is there.

You don’t have to go hunting for either this gift or the 25Ld offer (not telling you what that is but it’s a wearable) as they’re both just in the small gazebo type building at the LM.

Dreaming Thicket

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No copying!(Freebie & Bargain).

If I’m correct I think about 80% of the grass we have out on our sim is from SR(Sweet Revolutions) but if I’m wrong the one thing I’m sure of is I own so many of the plants and trees from this shop I could cover our whole sim in just SR landscaping if I wanted to.

I went over there because SR is part of a Hunt but I also knew that I would end up buying something because you just can’t not.  I didn’t actually even start looking for the Hunt prizes as the NEW November group gift was more than enough.

This stunning and massive tree is the freebie and is ONLY 3 prims! As always you have a small plot of land then this will fill it with hardly any impact on your prim allowance or if you have a bigger plot then rezz away.

Again since our sim is still gloriously Autumnal, and yes I checked and so much of the grass is SR grass, I just rezzed a handy snowy platform and took a picture in our sim setting.

But of course, I did end up buying something but at 30Lds honestly cheap as chips.

This is another large 3 prim tree.  If you’re wondering what that spikey thing is one of the dead roots of this tree which like the tree in the top picture there is as much going on at the base of these tree’s as there is on the top.  I’m not sure if I will keep the bases of the tree’s as they are and I do know they’re editable but the editing will be limited.  I could and probably simply lower the tree’s so the bases are buried under the sim.

Just look at that texturing.  Those almost frond-like branches will make a great contrast against a snowy backdrop.

Both the Group Gift and this 30Ld offer are non-copy so you only get the 1 to play with, nothing to stop you from grabbing a few copies of the GG though but tbh the full priced packs of landscaping plants, rocks etc are pretty reasonably priced in any case and some come with things like season changing menu’s etc.

There is much more there than just landscaping as this is a shop which is aimed at the Gor/RP/etc and the whole sim is decorated in a dark and mysterious way for you to wander around.

 

Sweet Revolutions 

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Are you lost?(Updated)

People use SL for lots of reasons, it’s fun to play dressing up, you can interact with people all over the world, create your dream home and of course nookie and shopping BUT SL is a bit like a large city in that so much seems to be going on and everyone else seems to be having so much fun and you just feel like a tiny little ant in a big World and you’re missing out.

Of course, there are some amazing Role Play sims and communities but I for one have never been able to get into that mindset to be a good player plus I wouldn’t really have the time needed for good RP.

Anyhow the whole point of this random post is I think I have found a home for the lost n lonely, although you don’t actually have to rent a home.  Quite a few weeks ago I stumbled upon the Orchard Heights Sims and I’ve been in the group ever since.

Orchard Heights consists of 14 sims landscaped and decored to perfection.  These are rental sims but from what I’ve seen each house is stunning and each sim has a sorta theme to it ie beach, woodlands.  I would struggle to chose where to rent if I was looking for a home BUT from being in the group I can see that it’s more than just home rentals it is, in fact, a whole community and so many events are put on, every day there is a breakfast get together, films are played in SL for you to watch in RL and on and on a really lovely and genuine attempt to give people a place to be and something to do.

It goes without saying you do not have to be a renter and you only need to be in the group to be informed of these regular events and although these are RP sims I think in most cases the RP actually consists of you just living there and being a good resident.

Now for the cop-out, I’ve been popping in and out of these sims just trying to get pictures to show you but I have lag issues with the sims which is actually a real bummer as I would love to use them for backdrops and in fact, photography is encouraged but I just lag.  So I’m going to put the link to the Rental office, trust me even that is a gorgeous build in a lovely setting, and the link to 2 of the Orchard Heights Flickr accounts so you can see for yourself what I’m talking about.  You can use the LM’s given to you in the rental shop to TP and check out all the different sims for yourself and there is lots of hangout places just for those who don’t even want to be in a group but would just like to loiter in a lovely setting.

Faith has just posted that the info note you can get does suggest you lower your “Drawer to 64” then this will make it so much better and you’re damned right I’m going to do that.  Sometimes it’s payback in that you pack sims with stunning landscapes, builds, decor etc it can be laggy to some but adjusting your settings won’t detract from your enjoyment and in fact increase it.  Thanks Faith.

PS Just because I’m a lag B*itch doesn’t mean you will be.

PPS That isn’t a picture of one of the sims it’s just a random picture I took this morning.

Orchard Heights Rental Office

Orchard Heights Flickr

Orchard Heights Flickr

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Everyone knows this “Contraption”.(Freebies).

I ended up at a shop we will all know even if we have never been in it and that’s because Contraption is a BIG contributor to events and esp ones that have Gachas and you know how I love(hate) Gacha’s.

You know when you TP into a shop and it looks like this then it’s gonna be good. A warehouse with weird and wonderful things, mainly masks, and accessories.  Once I’d checked everything out I didn’t find what I was looking for but I did find a wall of Freebies at the back of the shop.

Lots of people will recognise the corpses as they have been around for oodles of years but I’m not sure if these ones have been updated, doesn’t matter cos old or new they’re great spooky decor items.  You get so many corpses in different postures and a couple of different textures and of course 1 prim.

The mask I’m wearing is also a freebie.  If you remember I mentioned that I have/had an Alt and he, yes it was/is a male Alt, actually has quite a few of the gruesome teeth sets from here.

That “contraption” on legs is actually just the delivery system which is such good quality there is no reason you couldn’t use it as a home decor item and even if people recognise it for what it is again because it’s just a quality item no one will bat an eye.

This is the only other freebie I picked up and it’s a Morphine kit.

Just for fun, I decided to see if I could find a picture of my male alt esp if he’s wearing something which he bought from Contraption and I do believe that the teeth in this picture are a Contraption item.  I could be wrong but it was just fun looking at all my old pictures in any case.

What a handsome devil!

Contraption.

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You snooze you lose! (25Ld tue).

Just had to scrap my last post as the 25Ld item has now been withdrawn which is such a shame as it was a lovely outfit from Belle Epoque BUT on the other hand Belle Epoque now has LUCKY BOARDS outside and OMG there isn’t one thing on those boards I wouldn’t want.  As you can  imagine the place is buzzing with people loitering and waiting to score and the only reason I didn’t linger is there was someone with the same initial as me and I wouldn’t want to win something someone else can use but rest assured I will be back the next time I have a load of notes to go through.

I don’t know if you need to be in the Belle Epoque Group but chances are you will have to but thats just 10Lds and of course there are Group Gifts inside.

So I missed out on the Belle Epoque 25Ld offer but I scored on the Jian one.

There are 3 sets out, this table and a mix of baskets and bags of apples and all super low primmed. There are other sets to chose from, cider bottles and I can’t remember the 3rd but I will probably go back to check them out as well as for 25Lds a bargain as well as great decor items.

I actually picked up a couple of other 25Ld Tue offers as it was pretty good this week but although sometimes shops have them out for the full 7 days some shops have them set out for a limited time and so when you get that list it’s best to do it as soon as you can.

PS This is why I also always say that even though the 25Ld Tue is aimed towards RP/Gor/Medival etc you would be foolish to ignore it as decor like this will fit any sim and any home.

Jian

Belle Epoque

 

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Every Tuesday!(Freebies).

“Moon Sha” (that stands for Moon Shadow) is a shop I visit almost every Tuesdays as it’s one of the shops that often has a 25Ld Tue offer out and every time I go I see the wall of freebies and think I must come back to grab em and I don’t but today I did.

OK, disclaimer because even though our sim setting was the same as always the pictures turned out to be so dull I’ve had to lighten them a bit so you can see the details.

This house/hovel you may possibly have seen in our blogg before but that will have been years ago so I’m happy to reblog this.  Still, excellent texturing etc even after all this time and OMGERD 4 prims!  Although you can use it as intended ie as a home for those prims you could create a little Medival Village to house all your serfs in LOL.

It’s a single room with slightly raised bed platforms on either side and not a lot to it and then I unpacked the fire and all of a sudden the dark inside of the house was lit up.

2 of these items are actually last months and this month’s gifts and since I know the building and that cute rug are the oldies it means that either the fire, bales of hay or if you squint then you might make out the little tray of cookies on one of the bales are the new ones.

That massive and brightly lit fireplace is only 1 prim which you would never guess it if you didn’t prim check like me.  Although even at it’s biggest it fits into this house you can actually mod it but I can see it fitting into a sky loft, modern house etc pretty darn good and it gives off a great glow to the room.

I can’t remember the prims for the bales but I can’t imagine it being more than 1-2 (they’re linked and unmod) and as soon as I get bacin worldld they’re heading out to where I keep all my 4 legged friends.

Special note is that the cookies are actually trans, but not copy, and so if you have a sweetheart you can send them this lovely treat.

Moon Sha is a shop I know well because as I said I pop in every Tuesday if I see they’re on the 25Ld Tue list as even though this is a shop that caters for the Gor, Medival, RP etc field I have over the years picked up so many things for my own home.

PS I think the Moon Sha shop is on a shared platform and when you TP in just turn to your left and you will find it.

Moon Sha