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New Year, New Home

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve consolidated all of my parcels into one. The leSabre Press area can be found further up Route 9 from the old site in Ling (where I’ve left a small stall for redirections).

I’ll have a tour of the new Proud Ankylosaur site and Ethan Explores space later (as I’m currently working on Liberty Rising and Liberty Alpha Station), but I wanted to give you a tour of my new home first.

Demorgan - Ethan's Home (CHI)The house itself is the Acorn Family House by CHI(T). With a small entrance hall leading to a spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area, heading down the short corridor takes you past the laundry room to the garage and then out to the garden.

Back inside the house and upstairs, you’ll find my bedroom, with a small closet, the games room, bathroom and TV room. Stepping out of the games room or bathroom leads you to a small veranda overlooking the back garden. Jumping down into the garden and turning 180° leads into the garden store room. The garden has a large water feature with yoga mat, spacious seating area with barbecue and a small dance pavilion with stage.

Further storage can be found in the cellar, with a small door leading to the repurposed bunker, an underground bolt hole ready for the day when Mr Trump accidentally presses the wrong red button when ordering his coke…

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Cosmetic Enhancements

I’ve been using the Steve skin for a while now and was getting a bit bored with it. So I went to the Second Life Forums for some advice and was given a couple of suggestions. As I said back in my post about the Steve skin, it’s a bit of a challenge to find a mature skin for men (it’s probably not that easy for ladies either, but as around 70-80% of the market is geared towards them, they have better odds than we do!)

So, what did I opt for? Well, I’m now moving my outfits to the King skin by Redgrave. I’m wearing the pale version, which is a little more tanned than I usually use, but I’m getting used to it. (And – although you can’t see it in the photo – the SLink appliers, which make life so much easier!) Rather than using the standard body that Redgrave offers, I went with the Ashton body by -Belleza- as it offers C/M perms and I wanted to be able to play with my shape rather than either living with clipping or just not buying clothes because they don’t fit. Something that I think shape manufacturers could consider – as mesh bodies proliferate further, it’s usually the control freaks that are staying with the system body.

In this photo I’m also wearing the Give Away Your Secrets hair by Exile, as well as my usual Holt beard and the Lightly Hairy Body/3D Hairy Chest and Arms by Jaryth’s Barber Shop.

(Links to follow when I get home and have my computer rather than my phone!)

Happy New Year!

Here’s wishing you all the very best for the New Year from the new leSabre Press HQ in Demorgan (SLURL), where you can find the Ethan Explores & Proud Ankylosaur in-world sites, as well as Ethan’s home, and the re-starting of Liberty Alpha (which is still under construction). Expect a full tour over the coming days!

Ethan’s New Year Photo:
Background: Rama (SLURL) #Selfie – Yes You (MP)
Happy New Year (MP) from Diesel Works (MP Store)
{what next} (SLURL) Oversized Baubles (MP)
Madpea (SLURL) Fireworks (MP)

Clothing: Zibska (SLURL) Trifle Blazer, Trousers, Orbit & Shoulder (MP Store)
Costarlos (SLURL) Leather Sandals Black (MP Store)
Akini (SLURL) Black Glasses (MP)

Happy New Year 4 Chez Moi

Background: Chez Moi (SLURL) 2018 Photo Booth (MP) from Shop & Hop
Barnesworth Anubis [ba] (SLURL) Carraway Bungalow (MP) with Snow Kit

Clothing: <MK> Mat Kungler Atelier (SLURL) – Hoenir (Previous Post)

Sexy Boy

I rarely discuss the sensual side of SL, but I’ve been a fan of Mat Kungler for ages now and felt it was about time that I covered his creations. His clothing is primarily geared towards gay men (although he’s recently branched out into women’s clothing too).

I get a Tom of Finland vibe with some of his clothing, he creates hyper-sexualised clothing that (even when creating versions of femininity) leave the wearer feeling masculine and attractive.

He doesn’t appear to have a Marketplace store, but you can find his Blog here and his Flickr stream here. If you want to buy some of his clothes he has an Inworld Store (SLURL).

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Ethan’s Picks – MoM Nov 16

The Men Only Monthly event is open again and there’s a focus on Autumnal clothing – and there’s some really nice stuff in there. After buying my favourites I popped back to my home in Jsindo and took some pics for you. My picks from this round are the following three:

(From left to right):

[sYs] SLURL/MP
D-Zero Jacket – MoM
D-Zero Pants – MoM
D-Zero Boots – MoM

Hypnotik SLURL/MP
Coat Beige – MoM (Includes Colour Change HUD)
Casual_Pant.yellow – MoM

Ascend Fashion SLURL/MP
Ascend Evan Fur Hoodie #A – MoM
Ascend Classic Cargos Solo Black Tartan – MP

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Draughtsman

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draughtsman-square-whiteI visited Draughtsman today. It’s a new sales event focusing on architectural design in particular. There’s around 20-25 merchants in the event. I’ve taken quite a few pictures  but must admit not everything piqued my interest enough to buy.

If you want to go and have a look, then here’s the SLURL for Draughtsman (which I love – the sim is called Time Travel!)

So, what is there in the first round?

Details and SLURLs (my comments in italics):

One Décor – Wine & Beer Fatpack – LI57 total, L$1750 – I bought this, beautifully detailed set (and it includes the shabby cabin as well as the décor).
cheakypea – Wander Sofa Set – LI43 total, L$1050 (PG) L$1350 (Ad)
Wazzer Works – Industrial Set – LI17+ total, L$1050 (total, sold separately)
ninety (MP Link) – Tacos Place, LI35, L$250 total – I bought this as well, I don’t have anywhere to use it at the moment but I’m sure that I’ll find somewhere!
ionic – A Strange Day – LI9, L$400 – I didn’t buy these as I have a lot of sheds, these are very pretty though and only 9 LI!
Astralia – Victorian Greenhouse – LI30, L$299 – A detailed and beautiful build, I currently use the simpler Provincial Greenhouse by [DDD] but if I were to create a Victorian themed parcel then this would certainly be considered!
ChiC Buildings – Sunrise Beachhouse – LI86 (+extra for footpath & lighting), L$950 (+100) – I had high hopes for this one as it’s beautiful outside. Inside however I found to be quite plain, only one room and a really thin mezzanine. The doors were also very low for a tall Avi like me.
Meshworx – Rodeo Shop D – LI124, L$3200 – For quite a small floorplan on only two floors this feels like a high price and prim count. It’s beautifully detailed though.
epia – Downtown Bricks – LI46 (inc Doors), L$1250 – This is a rather simplistic store, single floor (although there are other floors, but only accessible by TP, with very low ceilings), not what I would usually expect from epia.

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Sayo – Birdcage Gazebo – LI40, L$400 – A high LI for a gazebo, however detailed, I decided this one wasn’t for me.
Galland Homes – Hanover Barn – LI73, L$495 – I was really excited by this, thinking that it would be a home, unfortunately it’s a standard barn – again, beautifully constructed but a mezzanine or other use for the high ceiling would be nice.
Pillows – Tiny Little Home – LI??, L$300 – I tried to find the LI, but no ability to select the item in world (it’s in multiple parts) and no info at all on the signs, it’s a pretty and small build.
Stockholm&Lima – Community Table – LI9, L$300-L$1800 – I like, I tried to buy the basic version as Ethan Explores’ new parcel is in a G Rated sim, but it didn’t let me buy it. I’m going to have to pop to the store to grab a copy.
Violetility – Quaint Cottage – LI50, L$325 – Less a cottage and more of a large shed, this is a super detailed distressed building and I love the string light details…
Big Bully – Grid Pavillion – LI26 (inc Furniture), L$?? (the Buy Now item didn’t work) – this is a really interesting and unusual build and I really like the concept.
Panavia – Fagas Winter Trees – LI10, L$199 – It’s a (relatively high LI) tree, pretty, but I wouldn’t want to waste the extra prims that I could easily save. Then again, I don’t build woods.
Blue Sky – Propeller Set – LI Variable, L$ Varies – This is a gorgeous set. I really wanted to buy more but I couldn’t work out how it would fit in any of my aesthetics, so I just went for the coat rack and pictures. 😉
Newchurch – Alpha Industrial Dining Set – LI15, L$375 – It’s pretty, but too high an LI for what amounts to a picnic set with a screen in my opinion.
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Menstuff Hunt Fall 2016 – Part 1

This month marks the last ever Menstuff hunt. So if you’re interested in going on a hunt where you know that everything is designed for men to wear then you’d better hurry up! I’m a bit late posting this (which is why I’ve opted for a short 10 item post today) – You’ve only got to the 30th November to complete it!

There’s a lot of different styles of jeans in this hunt, so if you’re looking to update your lower torso then I’m sure you’ll find something of interest! Don’t worry the tops covered too. In fact I thing you can completely redress your Avi with something that interest you more than twice over.

As always, the photos aren’t great quality, because I’m not a photographer and don’t have all the tools. But, despite the quality, if you’re still interested then head across to the Menstuff Hunt Hints website and get collecting!

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Store SLURLs:

Mirco Dinzeo
It’s Gau
Mirus
Horr
TrAsHeD
Blacklist
D2T Designs
Vero Modero
A&A Designs
Arcadian Rapture

 

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Remember, Remember the Fifth of November

remember-rememberThis poem is very well known, not just because of the film “V for Vendetta”. It’s a poem about the Gunpowder Plot, when Guy Fawkes and a group of Catholics planned to overthrow (Protestant) King James VI and the government.

They were going to do this by blowing up the House of Lords during the State Opening of Parliament. The plan was actually led by a man called Robert Catesby. Guy Fawkes was the explosives expert and was going to set off the explosion and then escape to the continent.

The plot was thwarted and the group arrested and put to death. Since then Brits have celebrated Guy Fawkes/Bonfire Night every year on 5th November. For the first couple of years this was by law, although now it’s just a tradition.

To celebrate it in SL I wasn’t able to find a guy (I have an old no-copy one made in the days of flexi prims, but that’s not great on a bonfire). So I asked in the Homestuff Group (it’s a great group if you’re looking for help and advice on Decoration) and had a few suggestions I opted for the Fyreworks Bonfire – L$250 (It’s NC I’m afraid) with the Bad Katz Mesh Scarecrow – L$145, Land of Nodd Mesh Guy Fawkes Mask (Free) and the Bad Katz Fireworks (L$400).

I think it turned out OK…

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Making a Decision at The Crossroads

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I visited The Crossroads a couple of days ago and really liked the feel, with a post-apocalyptic feel it was extremely attractive and had some really big names there. (In fact, I only found it because of the DRD (Death Row Designs) group.)

So if you’re looking for a varied shopping experience in a beautifully built post-apocalyptic setting then get yourself down to The Crossroads – you’d better be quick though as it’s only open until 28 July!Crossroads