All Creatures Great And Small

When I was a child mon Mama used to tell me fairy tales that her grandmama told her.  Amazing tales of the Duendes. the Fairies who lived in the home, coming out at night to whisk about and make mischief and beauty.  As the tale went, if you did not do your chores, left dishes out or the laundry undone, they would be disapproving and make mischief, throwing the clothes all over the house and hiding the plates in odd places.   If you continued to be lax in your chores and forgot to leave cream out for them, or some shiny bauble, they would grow angry and destroy the house!

Mon Mama described them so beautifully, how they had resplendent angelic wings and beautiful features, wearing lush gossamer silks that wisped about their tiny bodies and wings in an ethereal display of beauty.

As I grew, I continued to soak up tales of the wee folk, in every culture I could read about.  When Baiastice created amazing fairies for this current round of the Arcade, I had to have them all.  My favorite is the one I hold in my hand in the photograph below, she is Sleepy and so beautifully tranquil, her wings and hair of gold, porcelain skin and silken pale mint dress – she looks just as my mind conjured when mon Mama described the duendes.

I recall asking mon Mama why we could not see the duendes, or only get little glimpses of them, yet never touch them or keep them.  She said that they were not meant to be kept for they were drawn to their freedom, to roam the vast world and that when they chose to stay with us for a while, we were blessed by their presence.  She explained that when they choose to go back to their world, we were sometimes graced with being asked to aid them in their return.  So I set Sleepy free, even as she asked me to let her nap just a little longer, resting in the palm of my hand, so trusting and beautiful.  Perhaps one day she will return to me in my dreams, and fill them with the magic of the duendes.

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The 411:

Skin-[K]lean Body Shop – TYLER skin

*Hat-Fruk Apex Hat – Nox RARE (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

*Facial Hair-[K] TYLER Facial Hair – Stubble – Black

*Jacket & Shirt-FATEwear Jacket – Leon (Free FATEwear subscriber gift!)

*Backpack-DECO – MESH His Ursula Pack (black) (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Bracelet-Noodles – Fall Into You Charm Bracelet Gold (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

*Belt-Aux – Foxy Tails – (RIGGED)- Add on – Black (Available @ Collabor88 September 8th)

Pants-grasp Damaged skinny jeans/AllColorus/Mens


*Fairy-Baiastice_ Porcelaine Fairies – Sleepy (Available @ The Arcade Gacha – September 1, 2013)

Pose-Inertia – Dropped It

Location-Nostos Deer


* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Midnight City

Damien Fate released two new leather jackets today at FATEwear, fully materials ready.  Past leather releases also have an update with the materials, you can get the updates by using the redelivery system, please do NOT buy them again, you get the free update if you purchased them prior to today.  Check out the official blog for more info and advertisement pictures.

The 411:

Skin–Belleza- Jacob Tan

*Eyes- Vision by A:S:S – Adref eyes – forever yours

Hair-Action Darmody Veganic HAIR

Facial Hair-FRUK HOst Stubble & Chin Patch

Glasses-K_gs Razaera 1.00

*Jacket-FATEwear Jacket – Logan – Volcano

Undershirt-REDGRAVE Tank Top Salt

*Gloves-FATEwear Glove – Dexter – Void

Pants-FRUK BioTech pants black

Shoes-J’s Short Boots Laceup (12Colors)



* Promotional Copy – Thank you for your generosity!

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, Wasting Time

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hair-Truth Jon Black & Whites

Facial Hair-Entente- Facial Hair B – Beard Deux – Black

Glasses-Adjunct Eyewear – Resonance Glasses – Dark Brown

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-FATEwear Shirt – Bill

Pants-FATEwear Pants – Frost

Shoes-[monso] My First Sneakers

Otter Buddy-!O: Sea Otter Pet [Maroon Pelt] (Available @ Summerfest ’13)


[ba] seaside pier example – 40 x 16 meters (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

BALACLAVA!! My Little Ukulele (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

.: Standby Inc. – [Gentleman] Beach Radio  (Available @ The Arcade June)

{what next) Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart – Blue (Available @ The Garden June 15th thru July 10th)

<:*BoOgErS*:> Box Kite Rainbow (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pose-MMMA 1322

49L Sale For Dudes – June

The 49L Sale For Dudes June round starts on the 17th of the month.  You really can’t beat the 49L price!  Check out the official blog in the next few days for the participating stores and slurls to pop up for the June round.  Here is a little taste of what you can grab for your closet.

Skin-Fruk – Jeremy skin shade 5 Dark brown

Eyes- [Crash Republic] Candi Eyes – teal

Hat-[UD] StrapBack Fitted – Run UDG – Straight Brim V.1 (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Facial Hair-Fruk Host stubble – Black all shades

Hands-[CheerNo] Hands

Shirt-DStore America Polo (Available June 18th for 49L Sale For Dudes)

Bracelet-Noodles – Button Cord Bracelet Brown (Available @ Summerfest ’13)

Pants-[ JP ]:dsg. Kalaheo JNS. // blue // MALE

Pose-Poseology Luciano 4

Structure – [ba] south beach penthouse skybox (Available @ Collabor88 June 8th)

Skin Fair 2013 Preview – FRUK

FRUK has made a name in avatar enhancements, bringing not only skins but great beards and eyebrow alternatives and shapes.

For Skin Fair 2013 FRUK is offering Jeremy, a new male skin that has major versatility.

I did not take the shots of the skin with any attachments, no fancy ears or mesh hands, that way you can see it very raw to get a feel for the core of the skin.

Absolutely no editing has been done to the images here, I put them in a frame and that is all.  Windlight settings were used from the Firestorm viewer for a little depth.  As always you are encouraged to try out demos so that you can see what it looks like on you with your shape or try the shapes FRUK has to offer.

I really like the smoothness of this skin and the subtle contours in the body.  Not overly muscular and not lacking in tone at all.  It can definitely be used for a wide array of ages and styles.  The hairbase is great with a subtle fade and short burns.

I went with a lighter tone than I usually wear on myself but it was just such a great coloring that it became my favorite right away.

When Skin Fair opens, be sure to check out all the facial hair that FRUK has to offer, they have tons!

FRUK Jeremy

A description from the FRUK about the skin follows:

This skin line has been exclusively designed for this years Skin Fair 2013. It will be available from 15th to 31st March at this event and then in Fruks flagship store when the event finishes.

The skin itself is called Jeremy and he comes in 6 shades.
Each shade comes with 2 hair base tattoo layers (black and brown) both modifiable and copy.
Plus one body hair tattoo layer (modifiable and copy).
There is also a Jeremy shape available to purchase to accompany the skin.
There are also extensive facial hair options to purchase at Fruk to customize these skins.

Skin Fair will take place from Friday, March 15, through Sunday, March 31.

Official website

What I Am Wearing:

*Skin-FRUK Jeremy (Available @ Skin Fair 2013 March 15th)

*Eyes-Zanzo Kawa (Anano)

Pants-<HVK> Boxer Briefs [Plaid V2] Red (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

Socks-Pig Suspender Socks Fire Engine Red

Shoes-[ JP ]:dsg. Sneaker Supreme / Multi-color


*Promotional Copies – Thank You!



The Mens Department opened today!  What a great round, full of fun items, lots of decor and a theme that says to me games and relaxation.

Since I am laid up with a back injury on top of all my other illness related  stuff, I’ve had to make a cozy spot in my room to watch movies, play video games and above all else keep iced up and drugged out.  Like my SLife space, my real space pretty much looks like this just substitute the cozy chair for my bed and the pin-up girls for Catwoman inks by Jim Lee and you have the Chance recovery ward!

I hope your week is going grand and if it isn’t yet, here’s hoping it does soon!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone
Hair-Dura 41
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Facial Hair-Fruk face fuzz – Free goatee (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Hands[CheerNo] Hands_M#11 L [Mesh] & [M#12 R [Mesh]
*Shirt-D R O P . Mesh V/N  Sweater w/Shirt PInk (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Pants-[CheerNo] Jeans Black_SK Low MFit_ Wash #1 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

*{vespertine- cubistic sidetable/carbon}

*[kusshon] its a mens world dresser & private screen

*MudHoney Ryan Club Chair, Pool Ball Candles, Magazine Holder

*:CP: Playing Games Console

Structure-PILOT  Trautmann Skybox

(Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)

The Mens Dept – Hemingway Dreams

March 5th brings us a new round of the Mens Department!  What a round it is too, with just about everything you need for a new look, a fresh set of accessories and furnishings.  I love the variety we get at TMD, it just feels like being a kid in a candy store.

Hemingway Dreams

I am wearing this great jacket from villena, which comes in male AND female sizing!  A great texture HUD is included for the scarf and it also comes in moss.

You likely know by now I love facial hair, and the more realistic to how I like it in real life the better.  This TMD round FRUK has a great skin line for us, but they also put out this FREE facial hair.

Insufferable Dastard is my choice for eyes for mine are aqua and it is not the easiest shade to find.  This round they are offering the Glare series in many different colors to suit your eye needs. joins the TMD family this round bringing two hairstyles this month.  I am wearing the Seth, it has a nice swept back motion but I did have to wear a hairbase with it or it was a bit too far back for my shapes forehead.  Keep this in mind when you try the demo so that you can get the feel of  how it will lay on your avatars skull.

K_gs is back with a very stylish set of glasses.  I am a huge fan of K_gs for eyewear because the creator has so many options, from changing the texture of the frames to the lenses and that makes it so versatile for the wearer to go sunglasses or reading glasses with each set.  This particular pair is very much like my 2nd pair of glasses I wear in real life so it was a must have.

HANDverk has some great chairs and home accessories this round.  I am only showing the Swan chairs in red and white but there is a nice brown available also.  The side table with lamp and coffee made me think of Hemingway for some reason thus my blog post title.  Great detail to add to any home, shop or whathaveya!

These great animal prints are from vespertine which never fails to create fun items for your SLife.  I really love the cat one the most, I am a cat lover after-all   You really do need to see these in person, they have such great detail and the color palette’s are divine.

That’s all I have for you today, hopefully if I can find some energy later I’ll bring you a bit more of the great items from TMD.  Have a great week!

What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone    Seth-Hair (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Eyes-.ID. .ID. Glare [TMD] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua / (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Glasses-K_gs Domino 1.00 (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Facial Hair-Fruk face fuzz – Free goatee (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
*Jacket-.:villena:. – coat M [M] camel/dkbrown (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)
Shirt-A:S:S Slick v-neck – Aqua
Pants-.:villena:. tucked up jeans M/M dark blue Henninger Jeans
Decor- All (Available March 5th @ The Mens Dept)*[HANDverk]Swan
*[HANDverk]Nelson Side
*[HANDverk]Half Nelson
{vespertine- animalia paper print

Structure-[AF] NEW YORK Studio Apartment
Pose-Poseology Rodney 5
*Promotional Copy-Thank You!


Unhinged is a fundraising gacha event for the lovely Eku Zhong.  Though I do  not know Eku personally, I understand on many levels, her journey with a serious health issue.  You can read a detailed explanation of Eku’s situation here, however the key is that she requires a prosthetic for her skull because the area where her zygotic arch meets the temporal bone is severely compromised.

Literally there is a risk that her zygotic arch could lift off the temporal arch and push the temporal bone into her brain. Actions as simple as chewing hard food or yawning the wrong way could cause this.  -From the official press release here.

Through a well organized event, full of gacha goodness as well as constant live DJ’ing, there is hope for Eku.  If you feel so inclined, take some time to head over to Unhinged.  Here are a few things you can find there!   Hang in there Eku!


What I Am Wearing:

Skin-NIVARO Crow Skin summertone

Hairbase-Redgrave Cruz Black

Facial Hair-Fruk Atom Beard

Eyes-.ID. Spark [Mens Dept.] / Mesh Eyes / Aqua (Available @ The Mens Dept-November 5th)

Suit-FATEwear Suit Willard

Shoes-Kauna Brogues: Black & White

UNHINGED ITEMS:  (Available @ Unhinged)

Pose Monster – Skull 1 (left hand)

Moth Collection Frame – Placed – COPY

Hanaya- Plants in the Pants (Roses with Heart) WEAR rare

DBS 2 concrete pots daisies primrose & chamomile B

*Shabby* SweetSkulls Stool-Sweetie

*Shabby* SweetSkulls Easel-Rainy

[FI] – Clockwork Music Bears

*FCD* Top Hat w Fiberoptic Plume – Red Plain

Pose & Prop-Misty Harley Unhinged Cane/Canekneel2

The World is My Canvas

The World Is My Canvas

What Mathias Is Wearing:

Skin-Belleza Jakob Tan

Hair-Dura Boy 13

Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye (Arctic Glacier)

Facial Hair-EMORTAL CONCEPTS Scruffy Mutton Chops & Fruk Face Fuzz – Furball Beard Black

Necklace, Mouth Brush, Portfolio-.:MANNA:.

Shirt-[ JP ]:dsg. Legendary Tee / Blue

Belt-Asphyxya Writer Belt Male

Pants-RONSEM Hickory Cropped (mesh)

Socks-erratic striped socks

Boots-Boots-GOS DOCS 8 HOLE

Poses-exposeur That Boy for TMD @ The Mens Department

The Men’s Dept Grand Opening

The Mens Dept is officially open and full of deals!  From skins to clothes, you can make a brand new look that will be light as a feather on your wallet.  Here are some of the items being offered.

The Mens Dept Grand Opening

What I Am Wearing:

Available at The Mens Dept
*Skin-FRUK Knox skin shade 3 – The Gent – black bald
  Hair-[Shag] – This Charming Man – raven
*Hairbase-[Shag] – Hairbase – Raven
*Shirt-[Sleepy Eddy] Cleric B.D.Shirt (Blue)
*Pants-22769 ~ [homme] slackerpants grey [mesh]
Items NOT at the event
Eyes-Mayfly Deep Sky Mesh Eye Glacial Dusk
Ears-:Hebenon Vial: Pierced! Ears L v3.0 (Currently on Marketplace for 30L)
Socks-Pig Argyle Sock M. Suspender – Gertrude S
Shoes-[ h ] All Stars – Men – LBlue
*Promotional Copies-Thank You!