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In the 48th Century, most organic lifeforms tended to carry several preconceptions about the way that Videran cyborgs lived their lives. The all-too-common impression was that all a ‘borg needed to do was glance at a filmpage or a screen, read the contents, and they knew everything there. However, as Zana Sherman could testify all too well, taking in data was not the same as actually learning. A ‘borg’s computer brain still needed to train on how to use the data, to analyze and discuss, in order to act on the information it received, just like an organic’s. And you needed to prove that acquired knowledge to the Powers That Be, in order to get the accreditation the law frequently required. Such as Ph.D.s in psychology.

Which was why Zana was now where she was, observing a shift of the operations crew on one of the private starbases orbiting Videra, gathering information for a paper due one of her professors. Psychology of xenospecies was her focus of study, and this shift was strongly populated by non-humanoid lifeforms. Indeed, by a fluke of scheduling, two sisters from the planet Tibeon were holding down the main operations chairs during this shift. Staying as unobtrusive as possible, asking the minimum of questions on what they did and why, Zana still found herself tapping reams of notes into her tablet.

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The Time Traveller’s Club   2 comments

The man by the hearth sprang erect and hurried toward the latest arrivals. “Good eventide, good sirs. Be very welcome,” he greeted ….

… “You’re the … proprietor … of this Old Phoenix?” …

The man nodded. “What may your wishes be?” He raised a palm, smiling. “Nay, let me guess. Ye’ve fared through rain, in striving and distress. A bath, dry garb, hot food, a cup of cheer, a bed, then breakfast, ere you go from here.” …

Poul Anderson, A Midsummer Tempest, ch. 6

We’re back after a nice break; and, as you can see, I’m having fun already.

Despite the way my photostream on Flickr looks, I don’t hang out a lot at in-world clubs, lol. It’s just that clubs make great places to pose, with their theme and decor; and they often have good poses built into the chairs and other furniture. That cuts down on my needing to pull out my modeling AO.

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Sojourn in Sindaria

When last we met, Jemmy was giving me the Dickens — in a joshing sort of way — over not properly introducing Morgan to the readers … in a Technicolor photoshoot of colorful alien skins and fantasial costumes.

To which … I agreed that she was right. And, as Morgan looked on in fascinated horror, I started to make my plans ….

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Hallowe’en 2017 — Exhibition Space

UPDATE:  When I originally published this, I forgot to mark on it that this would be a Hallowe’en piece.  The title is now corrected.

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Elen 2.5
  • Body: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin: Fallen Gods Pure (Gold)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Feet: Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Deluxe 1.2.5
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Electric)
  • Hair: A&A Soraya (blonde)
  • Gown: Zibska Piritta
  • Shoes: Renegade Nicole
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Anuttra ring (left hand)
    • Mandala Tensei suite (“cuffs,” earcuffs, ring (right hand), choker, diadem and necklace)
    • shanghai Gode headpiece (emerald) (GACHA)
    • Zyn Beaded Web Headdress (Gold Pearl)
    • FORMANAILS Ciri rings (Vista Bento)
  • Makeup:
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (slot 2)
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Dream (slot 5)
    • Lashes: Booty’s Beauty Curious (slot 2)
    • Nails: FORMANAILS Wedding prim nails

Sugar Pop!

I discovered this exhibition at LEA9 while searching for a place to pose.  This area, put together by Suzen JeweL, shows ideas from her creativity, including song lines engraved into the ground at several spots.  It’s colorful, and surreal enough to fit the costume I’m modeling.

I don’t know what this says about me, but I love a lot of the vinyl goodies from r2, which I usually pick up at Collabor88.  Harper and I chose r2 when we started putting together the look for Caja, a character from a story I’m working on.  I gotta say I’ve fallen in love with Caja’s half-alien, half-elegant, half-demonic style.  (Wait, that’s 150%, isn’t it?  LOL)

This outfit comes from the current Collabor88.  I left off the boots that come with it, though, because Caja likes ultra-platform heels, and the boots made for the suit (separate purchase) weren’t tall enough.  Lucky for me, there’s other shoe stores who’ve got sole, and these boots from Moda were in my Inventory.

I’d also like to find more places — any places, really — who are making new “extreme” hair.  Fortunately, Griddie’s hair from several years ago is still on the Marketplace, and this Lily hairstyle from my first time in front of the camera had a platinum shade.

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I’m wearing:

  • Head: Akeruka Monika 2.5 (Bento)
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Skin:  Fallen Gods Pure Ivory (various appliers)
  • Hands: Vista ProHands 2
  • Nails: Formanails Stiletto nails
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Quicksilver)
  • Hair: Gesamtkunstwerk “Griddie” Lily (Platinum)
  • Outfit r2 kyo (style A, red) (Maitreya only) (Collabor88)
  • Boots: Moda Roxanne
  • Jewelry:
    • Mandala Tensei suite (cuffs, ear cuffs, hand chains, rings, choker, necklace and tikka headdress)
    • shanghai Gode suite (earrings and headdress) (Ocean; stiff gacha)
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: Unknown, but several Zibska possibilities
    • Lashes: SlackGirl AKLa-A01 tintable lashes (Akeruka)
    • Lipstick: Zibska Callisto (Omega) (slot 4)

Photographed in LEA9

Tholosa, the Witch-queen

October’s here!  Time to start getting in gear for Halloween, and I’ve got just the thing here.  I was going to just publish these on Flickr, but at least a few of them are pretty decent; so I’ll do the same thing here as I did on there, publish them with text beneath to explain each scene in my story.  It’s definitely a first for me, I’m not sure what Harper would have to say about this one.  But if she can publish her stuff on here, so can I, and she’s been encouraging me to. You get to judge how I do.

Fair warning disclosure — there’s a lot of large pictures here.  Have patience if it takes a little for them to load, please.

You can see the entire original collection in full size in the album on Flickr (aside from several I’m adding in here to help bulk out the collection, or that I reshot with Conan to improve things).

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Tholosa the Exalted, the Witch-queen of the Empire of Oshor Chih — known not as The Exalted by her enemies, but as Tholosa of the Grave — takes her ease in her palace’s apartments, beneath a statue of one of the strange gods she worships.  Even in the gloom of her rooms, this strange woman, who has conquered and absorbed into her empire kingdom after kingdom, glows with a shell of power.  This encourages her unlettered slaves to believe in her as a goddess, and puts to use the undesirable effect of all the sorcerous protections she has cast about her in self-defense.

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