Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vengeance in Oil

Old News

I both love and hate the MadPea Hunts. I love them because they are expansive stories, covering a lot of ground, with intriguing stories and amazing settings which invite photography and immersion. I really hate how people hide things, how small the hunt items are, and the sometimes backlash in the group chat against helping people hunt. I'm a big believer in things remaining fun and not taking too much time (too much usually defined as over an hour). It's not that I want things handed to me, but I have a somewhat stressful job and I find struggling with laggy sims and trying to find tiny objects half hidden under other objects to also be frustrating. That's at least in part why I've mostly stopped doing hunts - but MadPea remains my main exception; I do it every time, and try to get it done early so that I can blog the prizes (yes, there is a Room 326 Post coming), but I also like to include little additional hints in the places I really struggled and I absolutely adore helping people find things. Yes, maybe people should think through things a second time before asking for help, but also hunts are supposed to be fun, not something to shame people about or make them feel bad, so I will always default to helping people and being thrilled when they finally get to those final creepy rooms which solve the mystery of Room 326 in the Silent Peacock Hotel.

Grief and Accusation

I had originally thought to take pictures of these recent releases from Dilly Dolls. The dress is now available in light colors, and their creator made some changes to the dark; now you can wear it with and without the shrug and boobie-options (see my old blogpost here), and it's fixed so that it blessedly no longer bugs out your eyes so I'm not blindfolded for the pictures! I really love the little details on it - the ruffles on the hips, the curve of the rear end, and the contrast between itty bitty dress and big stompy boots which regularly appeals to me. I paired it with a gorgeous jewelry set from Eclectica, with chandelier danglies and shiny gems. The hair is no longer available, though - I cruelly taunt you with one of the Advent Prizes from Alice Project, but to salve your pains I do assure you the style is available in her store. I finished the stompy fairy look with very simple cosmetics - a gold and coal eyeshadow from Elymode and a simple neutral lip from Mock. The images are form the End Game of Madpea's hunt, which I'm not linking too, but I did link to the beginning of the hunt if you want to check it out.

Hallway to Nowhere

( More pictures here. )


Skin: De la Soul, Aestali - Cream Rose
Eyes: De La Soul, RooMee Eyes - Rainbow
Eyeshadow: Elymode, Coal and Gold
Eyelashes 1: Flugeln Brise, 04-A
Eyelashes 2: SLink, MeshEyelashes
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss - Toast
Hair: Alice Project, Seohyun (Advent Gift)
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Hands: SLink, Mesh Hands
Dress: Dilly Dolls, Kitty Light (Yellow)
Jewelry: Eclectica, White Opulence
Boots: Dilly Dolls, Kitty Stompers Light (Yellow)

Poses: Glitterati

Location: Endgame for the MadPea Hunt
Light Settings: In Situ

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only


  1. Love your style as always, and couldn't agree with you more about hunts. For serious. <3

  2. Awwww, you're so sweet! And yeah, I will never understand why people consider it a win when people are spending 3-4 hours looking for something at their store. I'm actually less inclined to buy things when I've been annoyed by a store (I have a few stores I will never spend money at based on Twisted Hunt idiocy - including a store which literally hid the twisted box inside of another item).

  3. I feel the same way.. I tend to take a " time out " after some hunting to checkout a really cool store.. But if a Hunt item took me like 3 hours to 3 days to find... I make it a point to NEVER buy from that store.. and the thought of the store even annoys me lol.. No I don't want it to be seriously seriously easy with big flashing arrows saying hunt item is here lol.. but.. more than an hour and i am like .. omg just shoot me.. especially if the store changes their place the item was found at.. and u start later in the hunt.. and now the clue has nothing to do with the hunt.. grrr

  4. Yes, or if it doesn't have a hint, or if they made it incredibly small. I went to one place once which had made the item so tiny my SL viewer literally couldn't rez it. I was standing right on top of it, and it wouldn't show up. I finally gave up. It was incredibly stupid. They had resized the item to 0.01 in size.