Swashbuckling

To err is human; to “arr” is pirate.

Swashbuckler

While you’re enjoying your turkey today (or crepes or vegemite or whatever you’re eating wherever you are), think about a time past when female pirates wandered the land. Most likely they dressed the way Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia envisions with their latest pirate outfit. Equipped with the long jacket skirt you see here and a shorter one for more swashbuckling play, this outfit is abundant with what makes their designs so desirable: outfits chock full of versatility and details, like the sculpty cuffs and collar and the shadowed textures. Add the kicking boots and you’re a pirate who is worthy of a little booty.

Swashbuckler

My pirate is an Asian beauty, made by Hart Larsson. I received a lot of compliments on this skin from the last blog I did, and with good reason. It’s a great skin—one of Hart’s best—and it shows his artistry from top to bottom. I tried on all the demos and played with the lipstick/eye makeup combos and realized that even if everyone on this grid owned this skin, it was highly unlikely any two could look alike because the eye makeups can be switched up.

My hair is a new ‘do from Mirja Mills, who makes wild and messy sexy and fun. This style is the kind of crazy that lies just inside the boundaries of out-of-hand, so it’s ideal for this edgy look.

Swashbuckler

For all my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving! And I quote my friend Stephen Petrovic: “I do think family get togethers were what sparked Einstein to theorize about how time slows down when swirling around a black hole.” Hope yours goes by fast and fun!

Hair: .:EMO-tions:. * TRIXIE * /black by Mirja Mills for Emo-tions *

Skin: [PXL] Kasumi SK BlushLips with [PXL] Kasumi SK Black Eyes by Hart Larsson for [PXL] *

Outfit: BlakOpal Swashbuckler Lady Pirate Outfit – Purple by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Hat: blakopal Swashbuckler Pirate Hat by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Boots: BlakOpal Swashbuckler Lady Pirate Boots – Black by Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia for BlakOpal Designs *

Aether Captain

The underlying spirit of SL is the game. Many of us came to SL as former gamers, usually on video or computer games, oftentimes from social networking sites. Gaming is inherently social, so it all makes sense, and even if SL isn’t a game, we all understand “the game.”

Aether Captain

The role playing communities in SL are very familiar with the social game. They are all playing games in role playing—games that are complex and compelling, drawn off books and games and other stories. Perhaps there will be an RP community derived from a game like Todd Action’s newest, Aether Captains, which is a dice game.

I donned this outfit in honor of Todd’s new game. Trilobyte Zanzibar and blakopal Galicia, two of the coolest RL Burners in SL, btw, created this great ensemble for all you gamers and high flyers. With its ornately embroidered jacket and spirited scarf, it’s great fantasy garb from two great artists.

Aether Captain

I grace this ensemble with hair from Elikapeka Tiramisu. She has opened her new store—Elikatira, and it’s as exciting as you might imagine. I mean, hair—how worked up can someone get? Well pretty worked up, in my case. Elika doesn’t fail to delight—every single piece she has released is gorgeous and the textures are spot on. Welcome back, Elika!

I checked out Rhapzody Wilde’s store again as I was hearing some great stuff. I had not liked her first skins—the eyebrows had that sort of anxious look that doesn’t suit Harper. Rhapzody’s been busy, however, and she has a whole new room full of skins, including one that takes advantage of all the delights of layering alpha and tattoo layers. I love the unique touches Rhapzody has given this skin—from the full but not over done lips to the the moles on the skin.

Aether Captain

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. ~ Amelia Earhart

Hair: [e] Away – Brown 08 by Elikapeka Tiramisu for Elikatira

Skin: Sophie~Smokey~Brown Brows by Rhapzody Wilde for Mynerva

Outfit: BlakOpal Airship Pilot Ladies Outfit – White by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal *

Boots: BAX Prestige Boots Brown Leather by Bax Coen for BAX Boots *

Steampunk Sue

The whole steampunk thing.. it was a hopeful look ahead to a future where industry and invention would make our lives easier, more wonderful, more interesting. I never quite understood the aesthetic until I got to SL. Since Linden Lab has been tinkering with the innards of SL and our clients, I thought I would try tinkering myself and put on a few gears and gadgets of my own.

Steampunk Sue

I met BlakOpal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar at Burning Life last year. That’s the magic of BL—you end up bumping into all sorts of cool people, and BlakOpal and Trilobyte definitely qualify as cool. Their textures and building are unparalleled for steampunk. Check out this absolutely exquisite ensemble, complete in everyway from the hat on top to the beautiful boots.

Steampunk Sue

There is so much here to look at, one doesn’t know where to start first. There’s the cute top hat leading to the eye piece (which itself has an incredible texture with light reflecting off the glass) to the choker with its ribbons, the bodice, the crazy belt with a riot of gears, and the richly textured skirts.

The most brilliant touch is the sleeve insets with rotating pieces. A photo can’t do it justice. There are little rings whirling inside rings, tortured toruses rotating around a central glowing… thing.. and little drills adding a vicious touch.

The great thing about this get-up is that it comes with everything but the hair. You even get the boots. A close up on the boots shows you how wonderful the textures are.

Steampunk Sue

yukitan Farrjones and WAKA flow have rebuilt and reopened their store, no longer a little boutique jam packed with freebies and hidden away in an obscure sim. (I am talking about a store that proceeded the one most people know.) This new store is much more luxurious and stocked with the many new designs W&Y are making, including their new model line. Shown here is non-beaded version of a hair they gave away at their opening. It’s a great shape and really well rendered. There is a reason W&Y has this new store—they do great work.

Steampunk Sue

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future

Hair: W&Y AGATA Model  05 A by yukitan Farrjones for W&Y

Skin: []::Tuli::[] Bella (fair/br) F.Y.L.O. copper by Tuli Asturias for Tuli *

Ensemble: BlakOpal Mechanique Steampunk Outfit by blakopal Galicia and Trilobyte Zanzibar for BlakOpal