A Pox? A Pox! How Delightful, A Pox. (ft. ~SongBird~)

A female Second Life avatar looks sick as she has the Scarlet Pox from Songbird.

It’s never too early to post a Nightmare Before Christmas reference, especially when the product on display is so perfect for Halloween. SongBird has created the Scarlet Pox for this Fall’s Twisted Hunt.

Twisted Hunt

The 18th biannual Twisted Hunt is live! Victorian Gothic and Burgundy Wine are the common theme behind the products. And oh, the products! Over 80 designers have created and hidden items just for you. This hunt is known as the hardest hunt in Second Life, but very well worth the effort! The hunt will end on September 30th so make sure to get started by visiting the Twisted Headquarters Hunt Start Point soon!

A female Second Life avatar looks sick as she has the Scarlet Pox from Songbird.SongBird

If you’re not already familiar with her work, SongBird releases gothic, horror, and macabre products for us to enjoy. These goodies include things like unsettling eyes, bloody wounds, doll skins, and more. Make sure to visit her store so you can enjoy her contributions to the hunt as well as all the other awesome items she has for sale.

The Scarlet Pox

Want to do a historical reenactment of the US colonies in the late 1700s? Itching to display your allegiance to Nurgle? Maybe you just like having communicable diseases or getting into the Halloween spirit. Whatever your reason, the Scarlet Pox is actually pretty sweet.

When you find the Twisted Hunt cube in SongBird’s store you’ll get the Scarlet Pox Omega applier for mesh as well as tattoo later for classic avatars.

Miracle Elixirs

The Miracle Elixir Gacha is playable right from the SongBird store. It includes 6 different magical elixir props as well as the rare Miracle Elixir Showcase box.

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Mesh Crash Course: Troubleshooting Issues

Need more mesh help or info? Check out our full Mesh Crash Course.

Sometimes things just don’t go as expected when using mesh heads and bodies in Second Life. Here are some of the most common issues:

  1. Skin, makeup or tattoos don’t apply
  2. Skin, makeup or tattoos appear distorted
  3. Eyelashes are clumpy
  4. Skin, makeup, or tattoos are shiny
  5. Makeup or tattoos are faded
  6. Old body parts show through the new mesh body parts
  7. And many, many more…

While all of these things can be very frustrating, thankfully they are usually an easy fix!

Appliers

Some of the most common problems come from trying to use appliers. If you’re not familiar with them make sure to check out our in depth post on how appliers work.

If you’re finding that skin, makeup, or tattoos aren’t showing up at all it can be a few different things. First you’ll want to make sure you’re using the correct appliers. A Catwa applier, for example, won’t apply to a Lelutka head. If you’re using Omega appliers (the “universal” applier) make sure you also have your Omega System Relay Kits on. You may have to click the relays to activate them. For more information on ensuring you have the right applier and how to use appliers please check out Appliers: How Do They Work?

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Fantasy Avatar: The Broken Doll

You’ve seen many fantasy avatars by now, from vampires and demons to elves and nekos. Today I bring you something a little different: a creepy broken doll.

Get The Broken Doll Look

Most of this look can be achieved with products you may already have. The main part that makes the doll is the tattoo layer discussed in the ~SongBird~ section below. Everything else is just added bonus! Any skin will work, though I love the super pale skin since it gives her that extra creepy, fragile vibe. If you’re using a mesh body parts you can utilize the shiny options to really make the glass doll effect pop.

Aii The Ugly & Beautiful

The porcelain skin Astral Allure is a wonderful base for a doll. The skin itself is a pure, simple look that comes with various customization options. Please note that Astral Allure is simply the skin used, the cracks and doll joints are actually a separate product.

The HUD below shows all but the nipple color options that Astral Allure comes with. It’s really versatile and great for fantasy styles.

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By setting the shiny option on the body and head to max I was able to give the doll a great polished glass look. While the effect is slightly visible in the photos it’s really noticeable when moving through a well lit area.

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A Moment Of Macabre (Memento.Mori ft. ~Songbird~)

Four times a year Second Life is graced with the event known as Memento.Mori. The event caters to the macabre, horror, and Gothic sides of Second Life. This is a great opportunity for those of you who like unique avatars. At this event you’ll find a far different look than the stereotypical pretty outfits and makeups. Regardless I, and many others, still see much beauty in the products.

Memento.Mori opened last night at 3PM SLT. It will close May 27, 2017 at 9PM SLT. Make sure to get in and see all the cool things! Today you get to sneak a peek at some awesome gore tattoos by ~SongBird~.

In Love With A Monster

The first thing I noticed when putting on In Love With A Monster was how deep the wounds appeared. They aren’t just scratch marks; you’ll notice the tender skin around the wounds themselves. This is perfect for any avatar looking for harsh wounds on the back. The tender skin is more noticeable on pale skin, however the scratches still work wonderfully on darker tons as well. The way the marks fit the body looks painful yet oddly elegant. They work in both a sexual setting where the scratches may have come from somebody in front of you and in an attack setting where perhaps you were mauled from behind.

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