April 18, 2010
WILD.Released is coming to it's end. This is the absolute last chance you will ever have to get the 12 amazing prizes on offer.
To finish the hunt we decided to have a party! Moonsong Sim does everything in a rather epic way, and parties are no exception :D We have the awesome Maht Wuyts to DJ for us and there will be random gifts from some of the participating stores given out at the party :D
Now, for the thank yous... there are a LOT. Something like WILD.Released simply does not happen without a great many people involved:
Firstly; I would like to thank my sim-mates at Moonsong; Flippa Stella of Flipside & TearSong Vaughan. Both these ladies have been indispensable.
TearSong Vaughan; organised and got the WILD.Released blog up and running, wrote a good many of the blog posts and did the amazing pics to go with... Thank you TearSong!
Flippa Stella: Flippa is amazing! for those of you that don't know, she and I met on help island way back when... we rezzed on the same day and we've been mates ever since! :D Flippa is just one of those amazing people that just doesn't get fazed by anything. I can be running around in a circle going OMFG!!!! AHHH! What am I going to do???? and she'll be there going "okay, so what do you need to get done?"... ever calm & ever ready to chip in and help out is Flippa!
Flip also built our awesome kiosks for the hunt and more recently, rescued the party when I realised I had stuffed up the timezones (yet again) & planned a party for when I would not be able to attend >.< Thank you Flippa... I cannot express just how much I appreciate you *hugs*:D
Miro Collas: You may know him from Animation Rising, but he is also the mad genius behind the system called Take Your Pick Hunt System we used for the stamp card hunt. This system came out at the beginning of the year. It was this discovery that inspired the whole concept of WILD.Released as I knew it would be the perfect way to showcase stores that are "off the beaten track"... and from all the positive feedback we've gotten, I'd say it was a fair assumption! :D
I'm sure a lot of people out there are reading this and thinking "hmm, interesting... time to organise something similar!"... I say "Go for it!". This is a system that you can make your event be what you want it to be... a word of caution though... we spent months organising this, because we wanted to do it properly, not just have some half arse, thrown together at the last minute type thing. This is a tool for your event, not the event... awesome stores and organisers (I am so putting that in, because we *are* awesome LOL!) do not come included in the box! But that is of course like any event.
I would also like to say thank you to Miro for his amazing customer support. I am the most annoying customer ever, and I can manage to break anything LOL (I didn't actually break the system though) but Miro very patently spent a considerable amount of time answering my questions and helping me problem solve as things came up. He was awesome throughout the whole process... Thank you!
The store owners: The thing that really struck me about the store owners that we invited to this event was their professionalism. In the main this was a very easy group of people to work with. It's been an enjoyable experience working with you and getting to know many of you :D Thank you!
The Bloggers: A big thank you to the bloggers who supported this event; we only had a few but apparently it was enough! :D The bloggers that did show an interest in this event where a very diverse and talented mix, it was a pleasure to see how each interpreted the prizes... Thank you!
The participants: Yup! You guys! the ones who actually made it happen, THANK YOU! seriously, we would have looked like a pack of gits sitting around our stores with lovely "WILD.Released" signs everywhere but with not a lot of point, if you guys hadn't have so enthusiastically supported us and this event :D I got to speak to a lot of people during this last month, and the feedback from the participants was great. What I loved though was how many people told me that they had discovered stores they never knew about before, or had actually been to stores that they had heard of but never actually been to. It seems a lot of people had fun doing this hunt... MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! We couldn't ask for anything more :D Thank you!
I know I have thanked a whole bunch of people in groups, and would love to thank more individually... but I'm a bit sleepy. Please know though, that I appreciate everyone who has contributed to the success that WILD.Released has been.
PS thanks to everyone on Plurk who I perpetually spammed with "ZOMG! WILD.Released!!!!" announcements & didn't boot me from their friends lists ...love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! *waves* XD
April 08, 2010
Yup! I'm in another fair as well... the Pose Fair! Bombshell I know!!! LOL *picks you up off the floor*
This is the first pose fair SL has had (to my knowledge) which abby McDonnagh from Sassafras clued me into :D Thanks Abby!
Below is a group pose set I made especially for the fair, 50% of proceeds from these sales is going to the awesome cause Motivation. This organisation assists people with a mobility issues associated with a disability to improve their quality of life through assistive devices & remediation therapies in third world countries... BRILLIANT!
That's pretty much all from me for the moment... yes, I will be back to tell you about more wonderful WILD.Released stuff and even a few different things about to kick off at Studio Sidhe, but until then take care & have fun :D
April 07, 2010
Today I'd like to show you the beautiful work of Siyu Suen of Illusions. This garland of roses is another of the exclusive prizes for the WILD.Released hunt which is currently going on. You have until the 18th of April to nab this and the other great prizes in the hunt!
I am also wearing a faery dress from a newly discovered store... Caverna Obscura. I was introduced to this store in a round about way by a lovely lady, Softpaw Sommer, when I ran into her at the Fae & Elven Pride Fair (please see previous blog post for more details & pics on that! :D). Softpaw was wearing the most awesome faery dress ever! (which I blatantly inspected & got the creator name from heehee) and off I went in search of this wondrous dress!
Now as many of you *might* have guessed, I actually know a little something about fae & fae lore... and the thing that first impressed me about this store was that the faery outfits feature things of nature... which obviously fae use as a source for their clothes (if they choose to wear any clothes at all of course), or they use scraps of things that they find around the place :D. So when I landed at Caverna Obscura & found outfits made out of toad stools, bark & flower petals as well as scraps of material I was all YES!!!! WOOOT! REAL fae clothes! and I was dancing around & yelling at my mate Flippa in IM's with "ZOMG! You have GOT TO SEE THIS!!!", and of course she TP'd over, and was impressed too heehee. I bought a couple of outfits and have got to say, I was impressed with the vendor pics... but actually wearing the outfits... WOW! :D
So yes, I am a VERY happy faery today *dances*.
Until next time,
Garland: *~*"Varda" Rose Crown (WILD.Released prize from Illusions)
Hair: * 0 Style * Yuuya *(Glazed Fire)_M
Eyes: EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat (i) - SbZ
Skin: La Sylphide Skins - Katie - Mocha
Dress: '~ * CAVERNA OBSCURA * ~' - Mint-n-Lime Pixie Outfit
Wings: Fancy Fairy - Tendril Wings Gold Iridescent Fleur flexi
Pose - Studio Sidhe from the "Fly Me to the Moon" pose prop collaboration with Balderdash.
April 06, 2010
A wonderful fair started on the 2nd of April... I am very pleased to be a part of an event that is as fun, vibrant, friendly as the Fae & Elven Pride Fair!
I have made a very special two-fae pose that works for either woman or men faeries :D This set is available at the fair until it closes on the 11th of April... but please don't just come down here just get this pose there is sooooo much to see and do! I've taken a couple of piccies to show you just a sample of the place :D
This is one of the welcome areas... you can get the t-shirt I'm wearing for a bargain 5L and also pick up a free goodies pack which includes the wings shown below :D
I fell into the pond near my booth at the Fae Circus area and found underneath the waves a Mer area and it's beautiful! :D I also nabbed this wondrous Poseidon's Chariot from *The Golden Thorn* . There really is no better way to travel around a fae fair heehee :D
I highly recommend that you visit this amazing place before it goes away...
Hair: Discord Designs -dDx- Nethead-5e (Red) - ZOMG!!!!! You soooo need this hair, it's GENIUS! You can get a limited edition multicoloured version for free in the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt!!!!
Pants:CONCRETE FLOWERS-PATCH PANTS 1 - I just love these pants... you need them *nods* off you go *points*
T-shirt:Neon Coyote - Gay Fae & Elven Pride T-Shirt SL (available at the fair... better get a move on !)
Wings:Effy Fenwitch - Rainbow butterfly Faery Wings2
Faery Dust Feet: Curious Kitties - Sparkle Fairy Dust Foot - Purple
Jewellery:Studio Sidhe - Alphabet Bead Set and Nirvana Bead Belt [Pewter]
Skin:La Sylphide - Katie - Tan - Mocha
Eyes: EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat (i) - SbZ
April 04, 2010
well hello there...
yes it's me again...
I have decided that the real reason behind my decision to run the WILD.Released hunt for a whole month, is so I would have heaps of time to fart-arse around (aussie speak for procrastinate and generally waste time)... which I must say I am VERY accomplished at *puffs out chest proudly* :P
I have however, finally managed to take a piccy of this wonderful outfit from Silent Sparrow... I've worn it around SL for about two weeks, hahah (I don't like to rush things LOL). The pic that I did finally manage to get is a story in itself...
The other night I was contemplating taking some pics of this hunt prize when I randomly got an IM from Tomo; Genius behind Little Boy Blue and a fun mate who can always be depended upon for completely random stuff... example, he dials me up with FAERY! bubble wrap! you need to come and play! ... (expurgated version of what he actually said; I take artistic license cause this is my blog *shrugs*) So I tp over, play with mad cool stuffs, then somehow we got onto the topic of sushi... because bubble wrap --> Sushi, is a TOTALLY logical progression *nods*.
So off we go to the most brilliant Sushi place in SL... It's AMAZING. You sit down & grab plates of sushi stuff off the conveyor belt as it comes around, and get your mate (Tomo in this case) to be the waiter... it's one of those things that you have to see for yourself really, but the scripting and animation are just awesome :D Go HERE & catch the elevator upstairs to find the sushi bar :D
Okay, so that explains the chop sticks my avi is holding heehee aaaaaand makes a nice segue to explaining Benny, the cute little friend on my shoulder... this is Benny's story from the notecard that comes with him:
Benny is a very confused panda. You see, he's always been a little deaf, so he thinks his name is 'Bunny' and he won't hear otherwise. He does get very confused as to why grass doesn't appeal to him, and why all of the other bunnies are so much smaller and run away from him. His favourite bunnies are the black and white ones.
He has a grand time in the Spring, being able to wear his best ribbon and hide eggs. He loves the warm sun and the colours of the flowers, even if they make him sneeze. He loves chocolate, even if it doesn't agree with him, and he is pretty phobic of peeps, especially the chicks.
Won't you give this confused panda a happy home, preferably peep-free? He promises to be tidy and to share his chocolate with you if you will.
Okay, so up to this point, I was pretty much sorted, I had the outfit, the hair,the jewellery, the skin & the boots... BRILLIANT! Just had to get a good shot... when Aems; Aemilia Case - Creative genius behind Philotic Energy, drops me the Rowe Hat/Hair that features in the New Crazy Arse Hair Hunt... the colour shown isn't the one in the prize, that's HERE and is BRILLIANT.
I have been bugging Aems since forever to make more top hats with hair... her Noah style is my absolute favourite hat/hair ever! and this one I think rivals even that (bold words, I know, but check it out) :D
And lastly... The location... Catnip! where else would you go if you had the most awesome Mad Hatter-esk hat in the world?
Until next time!
Outfit is a WILD.Released hunt prize from Silent Sparrow: Lysi ~silentsparrow~ Wild Released (boxed)
Hat/Hair: Philotic Energy - PE Rowe Mahogany (from the CAHH all colours pack).
Jewellery: Studio Sidhe - Bronze Celtic knotwork set.
Skin: LS Katie Tan - Cover Girl
Eyes: EyeFidelity RealEyes - Sharbat Bright (i) - SbZ
Bunny: Little Boy Boy Blue- LBB Food Friend 1: Benny
Chopsticks: Hashi for Yakiniku by Kabuki Ewing
Location: Catnip - Alice in Wonderland subterranean adventure land :D
P.S. Apologies for the completely random punctuation in this post, actually, the whole post was fairly random, as is this post script! LMAO! so I guess the punctuation kind of suited it... oops. Anyways, if you are the one person who has opted to actually read this blog, and have found it all just a touch much, I direct your complaints to god. (cause, well, why not really? Cheaper than message bank.). Thank you :)