No one can whistle a symphony. It takes a whole orchestra to play it. ~ Halford Luccock
When I received the Mad Pea Cursed Collection gacha set for this month’s Arcade, I wasn’t quite sure what to think. A mysterious message came with it directing me to open the packages with the enclosed tools and then rez all the instruments on the stage platform. As I opened each crate and box (which come with clever animations to replicate unscrewing or crowbarring or loosening bolts), I saw each beautiful instrument emerge and magically move to its spot on the platform, regardless of where I rezzed it on the platform. Very spooky.
I had to try each instrument, of course, and they are all scripted to be played as instruments with darling animations. I erroneously stated originally that they don’t play music but they do, which you can find out about here. Since I anticipated wearing the baton and stepping to the podium as instructed, I wore the tuxedo dress Fhara Acacia has at Shiny Shabby and accompanied it with Zuri Rayna’s drop dead gorgeous new jewelry set. I ran to Steffi Villota’s store to get her new Paige applier for the Lelutka mesh head because it was just so gorgeous and topped my look with Chiaki Xue’s messy but elegant ‘do.
Ready to go, I stepped up to the podium, baton in hand, and raised my arms. Rather than being “cursed,” the entire set is blessed with whimsy and joy because as the animation started, the instruments raised up on their own and began dancing around the podium with musical notes. I did a little animated gif below to show because a photo just couldn’t explain how awesome this set is. The whole set of gacha pieces, singularly and as a collection, has been constructed with such care and skill and whimsy that I would recommend you run out and jam that machine with your linden. It’s just so fun!
Hair: *DG*63 HAIR – MIX COLOR FAT(+Bangs) by Chiaki Xue for Dura *
Mesh head: .LeLutka.Mesh Head-STELLA v1.1 by JadenArt for LeLutka *
Skin applier: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* for LeLutka Heads *Face Paige* MIXED by Steffi Villota
Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.02 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya
Jewelry: Zuri Rayna- Serenity Bracelet- Fall Mocha/Garnet/Onyx by Zuri Rayna for Zuri Jewelry *
- MadPea Cursed Collection Suitcase – The Stage
- 1. MadPea Cursed Collection – Harmonica Box
- 2. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trumpet Box
- 3. MadPea Cursed Collection – Violin Box
- 4. MadPea Cursed Collection – Lyra Box
- 5. MadPea Cursed Collection – Snare Drum Box
- 6. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tambourine Box
- 7. MadPea Cursed Collection – Hunting Horn Box
- 8. MadPea Cursed Collection – Recorder Box
- 9. MadPea Cursed Collection – Cymbals Box
- 10. MadPea Cursed Collection – Glockenspiel Box
- 11. MadPea Cursed Collection – Trombone Box
- 12. MadPea Cursed Collection – Tuba Box
- 13. MadPea Cursed Collection – Bass Drum Box