April is just an amazing month for fantasy lovers in Second Life and I am super excited. Most everyone in the fantasy/roleplay scene knows that the much anticipated Fantasy Faire is coming up in just a few weeks. However, here’s something else, Dazzle is also featuring Fantasies and Dreams in this month’s round! I know I’m going to be having a ton of fun this month with all these wonderful creations feeding my desire for the mystical, improbable, and creative adventures I crave in my Second Life. So, before I spend much of the month delving more deeply into roleplay, I thought I’d do a little-tongue-in-cheek bit, about what it would be like if, I, Missy, were a modern witch.
Missy the Modern Witch would definitely wear leggings and t-shirts! I’d be the type of witch with an herb garden, and I don’t see me bending in the dirt in some sort of flowy robe. I’d grow herbs (such as basil and parsley) and …herbs. The ellipses and the italics here making all the difference, whether or not the herb has any natural benefit of its own, the fact that it’s grown in my witches garden would, of course, make them all that much more effective. Or maybe, just because I, as a witch said so. Totally ripping this from Terry Pratchett and how the witches in Discword are so adept at headolgy. I would be a younger and hotter version of Granny Weatherwax if I were a witch.
Quite magically, I was able to charm the lucky boards at Oubliette to show an M, which netted me this fantastic pair of “Occult Slick Leggings” It may require a bit of patience if your magic isn’t particularly strong that day, but wearers of Maitreya, both Slinks, or all Three Bellezas, who are members of the still FREE to join Petite Mort & Oubliette VIP group can look forward to possibly winning their own pair!
Missy the Modern Witch would also definitely put up with less crap than Missy the mortal woman does. I guess it doesn’t really require me to be phantasmagorical to practice my bitch craft, which is a skill I only bring out for those who fully deserve it. Which, thankfully for me, is not a skill I practice often, although I have become quite adept at wielding this power when the situation demands, thanks to growing up with older, picky siblings, especially brothers. This totally amazing tee, which has magically brought me smiles since the day that I found it on a hunt at the Winter Solstice event last winter, is also a group gift at Oubliette! The “Bitch Craft Tee” comes sized for Maitreya, Hourglass, Physique, Venus, Isis, and TMP mesh bodies.
Missy the Modern witch would still wear a black brimmed hat, but mostly just to keep the sun off my pale skin while working in the ….herb garden. Pointy hats, however, I feel are for Halloween and Fairy Tales so a nice normal floppy hat will do very nicely indeed. My magic was finally able to overcome the rush at Pr!tty that immediately followed this recent suspension of group fees (still FREE btw!) I won this “Frost” hair by again charming the lucky board like I did at Oubliette. Since Missy the Modern Witch is magical, it was easy to strip all the color from my raven locks and rock this brilliant white. However, you don’t have to possess occult powers to change the colors of your very own Frost hair, as ALL of Pr!tty’s color HUDS are included. There’s also a skull bandana mask included, if for example, your powers are not yet strong enough to overcome seasonal allergies and your garden requires you to be outdoors! But, Missy the Modern Witch is definitely not bothered by such mundane things, therefore, I’ve no need to wear it.
I Would Always be Dazzling!
Missy the Modern Witch would be, unfortunately, still rather addicted to shopping, especially those exclusive and creative finds that exist. Maybe I could conjur money to spend instead of conjuring items? Even though I do work for the Dazzle event, and therefore have several items passed to me to blog each month. I do still shop there! Actually, I went a bit overboard this round, but it was all up my alley, and hopefully, most will be investments in keeping my pics fresh. I don’t ever want to fall into that rut of everything looking the same, even if I did use the same pose twice this time, sometimes, I guess, the wheel just doesn’t need to be reinvented. I’m wearing two things from this Dazzle round in this pic, well 4 I suppose if you count the jewelry pieces individually, since they are sold that way, and the fun dark apothecary coffin shelving is also from Dazzle. Maybe I should leave it a mystery as to which are Missy purchases and which are blogger boxes? I don’t want that to distract from my honest opinions on things, regardless if I spent lindens or not. Mostly, I buy from Dazzle because I have a personal moral to put my money where my mouth is, and I try to spread those limited dollars around. My, but I am rambling, I guess sometimes I just want to explain why I am a different sort of blog.
So when I did see this Dark Apothecary from MB Content Creators, I totally mentioned to the designer that I found it fun. She rebutted that it was supposed to be scary! Which caused me to counter with the point of being scared is fun! I’m still going to stick with fun! Even though, in my opinion, Missy the Modern Witch is far from scary, ok, that’s just because the thought of me being scary period is just laughable. But, I can still be mysterious. Plus, I love the idea of throwing in this ancient touch of the unknown and frightening with regards to witches, even if I’m a modern one! I’m really into the details of this piece too. The textured old wood, the ancient tomes of knowledge, the dodgy looking bottles filled with the distillations of my …herbs. My favorite aspect though, is the natural elements in the design, especially the flowering ivy with lights. I’ve always felt that Witches were more masters of the natural world and less about pulling things out of mid-air so to speak. This Dark Apothecary is exclusive to this round of Dazzle and can be purchased for 200 lindens! I also want to urge you to go check out the main store, there are some really unique things to check out, and I have my mind on trying out something I”‘ve never encountered before, a mystical experience of lights, of course, once these Spring induced rain migraines and sinus pressure headaches are in the past. Sigh, for sure, Missy the Modern witch would not suffer from those.
My Beloved, Kimbra, designer of Jewelry, has once again released a stunning set of cannatile work! The Thaliana set features these stunning spirals of the fine metal wire with swirls of even finer metal cannatile cascading from the main design. Even witches in stretch leggings need drama somewhere on their person. I especially love the huge bento ring, which covers nearly the entirety of my finger. I’m modeling it in pewter and tanzanite, but all the pieces in this 5 piece set, of which I’m modeling only the choker, necklace and ring in this post, have a texture change script for 12 metals and 33 gem choices. Each piece of the set can be purchased separately for the low price of 50 lindens each, exclusively this month at Dazzle. In case you were confused about what I did there in my first sentence, this is of course about Beloved Jewelry.
Ok, I will admit, my last Dazzle detail wasn’t a blogger box, and thank goodness because I got zero good pics of it! It’s been a long time since I bought myself a new manicure, and I will admit it’s mostly laziness, it’s too easy to just pick something from my hands and feet utility hud (and then I don’t have to write about it either, *blush*.) But I rather liked the exclusive from Mani-Pedi at this round. I snagged it, as it’s full of those things that catch my eye, sparkly, jewel tones, multicolored and unique. To purchase from the Mani-Pedi Stall touch the item, then chose which hud you’d like either Maitreya, Omega, or Slink, and then click again to pay. This Dreamscapz set comes with 6 options in the color palette and sells for 70 lidens.
OH, But the Shoes!
I bet you didn’t know that Missy the Modern Witch traveled back in time and subconsciously influenced Dalriada of MOoH to give out 150L gift cards as a gift each month did you? Oh, but I did, so that when I then consciously joined the group, and consciously started this blog, I could use that gift card to buy whatever I desired then blog it using magical Missy Math to get each item under my definition of cheap! Anyway, I had to have these “Poppy” Tip Toe Ballerina shoes, they are 199 lindens, but with my monthly VIP gift card, I got them for 45! The shoes come rigged for Belleza, Maitreya and Slink and there’s a really big hud to customize various areas of the shoes. There are other benefits to the MOoH! group of course, all of which I have talked about a bunch! The group is 100L to join. If you head down there, don’t forget the two hunt items which are hidden, one of which is the “Missy” sweater from the Grow Your Awareness Hunt. I just love that name, don’t you?
Missy the Modern Witch would be much like the real me, in that I believe in reusing and recycling, therefore, there are several other little details in this blog that have been seen and blogged before, sometimes all the time. Which leaves me to sign off the usual advice, anything not written about has been blogged before and the credits are listed in the style card.
Hair: Pr!tty “Frost” – Lucky Letter Prize! (group temporarily FREE to join!)
Eyelashes: ATIA’s “Plume” in Swag Bag –FREE!
Eyelashes and Eyeliner tattoo: Blacklace Beauty “Eyelashes and liner 1” – 99L (fatpack)
Glasses: Really Rockabilly! Zef’s Catty Horned Rimmed Birth Control Specs – 99L
Lipstick: Elise “*elise* – MakeUp – Nocturne – 1” -45L in fatpack
Shirt: Oubliette “Bitch Craft Tee” – group gift/group temporarily FREE to join!
Leggings: Oubliette: “Occult Slick Leggings” -Lucky Letter – group temporarily FREE to join!
Ring: Beloved Jewelry “Beloved Jewelry: Thaliana Ring R Finger Bento(Texture Change) C” -50L @Dazzle
Nails: Mani-Pedi “Dreamscapz” -70L @ Dazzle
Shoes: MOoH! “Poppy Tip Toe Ballerina” – 199L
Body: Slink Hourglass
Sim: Atellier Scene at $60L plus Skybox rentals