Archive for the ‘Fantasy’ Tag

Hallowe’en 2018 — Darkness Reigns   Leave a comment

“Darkness dwells within even the best of us. In the worst of us, darkness not only dwells but reigns.”

Dean Koontz, Strange Highways

Posted October 28, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs, Quotes

Tagged with , , , , ,

Contact Sheet 64 — “=PM=”   3 comments

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here).

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

=====

Subject No 453

Copyright 2018 by “=PM=”.  Click on the photo for the artist’s page and full-size photo.

This artist, whose Second Life name I do not know, is one of those people I would love to be — she has a mastery of camera, composition and post-production that turns her photographs into something approaching hand-drawn-and-painted art.  I enjoy most of her work, but this one hits all the buttons — the composition and positioning of the model is perfectly framed in the shot; the makeup draws your attention straight into the photo; the hairstyle and accessories frame her face nicely; and then the extended hand with its pipe and swirling smoke pull your eye across to the remainder of the photo.  The spotlight adds emphasis on her, while creating excellent shadows to emphasize the drama of the photo.

Well done indeed!

Posted October 10, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

Tagged with , , , , , ,

Falling Down in Worship

fall-down-in-worship

Falling to his knees, the petitioner stretched out his arms and sent his voiceless plea to the skies, sending forth his plea to the goddesses with all his soul.

He soon got his answer.

In person.

you-interrupted-our-meditations-for-that

“You interrupted our meditations for that??? the goddess shouted, her face enraged at the petitioner’s impertinence. The walls of the temple trembled from the volume of the creature’s voice, while the man on the bolster before her cringed.

The goddess’ sister circled around to the fool’s backside, a sword of light materializing in her glowing hands.  “You know that greater men than you have died at our hands for lesser sins than this.”

“But, gracious ladies,” the wretch burbled, arms outstretched, “I did not mean to offend!”

“And yet you did,” the goddess hissed.  “And so you shall pay for what you have done.”  She stretched forth a glowing hand, and the glow surrounded the poor fellow, who screamed and writhed — and then seemed to condense and curdle into himself.  A flash of light, and then, where he had knelt, a silver platter rested, filled with a pile of a strange yellow substance.

The goddess picked the platter up and smiled grimly.  “That should make the idiot happy.  He did ask me to make him a plate of scrambled eggs, after all.”

=====

Harper and Jem wear the Amina gacha outfit from Luas, and Singapore boots from KC Couture.  Harper’s hair:  no.match_no.sleep; Azoury Secret collar.  Jem’s hair:  Letituier Budha; Zibska Varushka collar.  Conan’s outfit:  T. E. D. Tuilo.  All skins by Plastik (Constella/Constus series, various shades).

signature 3

Posted December 30, 2016 by Harper Ganesvoort in Fantasy, Humor

Tagged with , ,

Prêtresse de cristaux

Prêtresse de cristaux 3

Writing from Anniston, Alabama —

A little leftover business from Fantasy Faire; it never made it into the blog before the Faire closed, which is a pity.  I think this is one of my better — or at least wilder and most colorful — costume “builds.”  Here’s a first for me, by the way — I’m using a mesh body.  I finally broke down and bought Maitreya Lara, essentially because there’s a small number of designers who are choosing to work only in one mesh form or another.  What with the new Project Bento skeleton articulations coming in eventually, this will mean buying even more attachments or bodies at that point; personally, I’d rather not invest more gobs of virtual money in things I’ll probably be replacing within a year.  But here we are now.

This dress is worth it, from a completely fantasial viewpoint.  I cannot say if it is available in the main store yet; I don’t recall if this was a Fantasy Faire exclusive.  If not, you may want to check it out.  My inventory list I tacked onto this file (before I left home for a mini-vacation with the husband) shows the maker as “FANTAVATAR & MOONSTRUCK.”  And it is colorful, to say the least!  More color isn’t a bad thing, though, and so I added in the new Constella skin from Plastik, premiered at their store in FF Serenity, in Pandora shade.

Turn the page to see more, and get the details.

Welcome One and All!

Welcome One and All!

The gates are open at last; Fantasy Faire is here!

I’ve only been to two regions so fair, Fairelands Junction (of course) and Sapphire Mirror Lake (the arts region, where I’m standing here), but what I’ve seen so far has impressed.  I’ve told the others to get themselves in here and take plenty of pictures as well as do some shopping — it will be worth it.  And, while you visit, remember to be as generous as you can, not only to the stores, but to the main goal of Fantasy Faire, to raise money to fight cancer. through the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program.

I’m wearing the Orianna gacha gown from Luas, which you can obtain quite easily from the gacha at her store.  Or, I’ll tell you right now, I’ll be setting up a Marketplace store, and I’ll offer colors that you can pick and choose from for L$60, just L$10 over the gacha’s cost.  I have a few I need to get rid of, you see, in my quest to get the rare [read ULTRARARE] jewelry items….  (Sigh)  I’ll announce here when the store goes up.

signature 3

Quiet Time

Quiet Time

Photographed at Majilis al Jinn, Sands of Time region (rated adult)

WindLight:  Torley’s SCIFI – Phlogiston

signature 3

Posted December 3, 2015 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

Tagged with , , ,

Waiting…. (Republished with revisions)

Publisher’s note:  As you may know, I originally published this poem, written by me, in September 2011.  Recently, though, I’ve wanted to polish it up a little and take new, less muddy photos to compliment it.  This is my new effort, and I offer it to you, along with a brand-new framing story, for your consideration.  More speech on the details and other aspects afterward….

Turn the page to read….

%d bloggers like this: