Antique Finds at Lost & Found

Hi everyone! Lots of new little goodies for the May round of Lost & Found! The event opens May 22nd at Noon SLT.

Antique Hamsa

The Hamsa is an ancient symbol used for protection and to ward off evil. Both versions (rust and green patina) are included. Each is 1 LI and is copy/mod with materials enabled.

Antique Incense Bowl

The antique incense bowl is a heavy bronze object filled with smoldering incense cones. It’s 1 LI, copy/mod, materials enabled. Smoke can be turned on/off by touch.

Vintage Om Tapestry

A large tapestry to hang on your wall! It’s 1 LI, copy/mod.

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Antique glazed vase of quite large size, but can also be sized down for table versions. Copy/mod, 1 LI, materials enabled.

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The console comes in 3 different colors options. Each is 2 land impact, copy/mod, and materials enabled. These are perfect for any environment from medieval to modern!

Worn Striped Rug Ad

A well-aged, muted rug that pairs well with the other antiques in the release! 2 LI at default size. Copy/mod.

The event opens at noon SLT tomorrow May 22nd. Teleport to event!

Lucky Dracos at Whimsical!

New for Whimsical: Lucky Dracos! Like fortune cats with a fantasy twist, these Lucky Draco ceramics will guard your home or shop and welcome visitors! Available in 6 different colors with different meanings based on what you want them for. The fatpack also includes a bonus exclusive display cave! Each draco is 1 LI at default size and materials enable. The cave is also 1 LI at default size.

Whimsical opens May 18th at noon. Teleport to Whimsical

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Serenity at Illuminate

New for the May round of Illuminate, starting on the 18th at noon!

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Includes a left and right hand version. The animations are the same in each, so you can choose whichever works best or use both! Each hand is 3 LI. There are 25 single sits and 20 cuddles.

Includes a HUD with 8 different stone types and 8 fabric colors to choose from. Copy/mod.

Serenity Firebowl Ad

This low firebowl is perfect for any outdoor or even indoor rustic space! It’s only 2 LI and materials enabled. Copy/mod.

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The serenity stone lotus is a blank slate for you to use as your imagination guides you! It’s a perfect stand for the firebowl, and the lotus petals make great ledges for displaying items. The decor is separate and shown to give you an idea of use.

There are 8 stone choices on the menu that match the serenity hands. It’s 2 LI at about 4.65mX4.65m.

All will be available May 18th at Illuminate!

Teleport to Illuminate!

Big Boss at the Fantasy Collective

New for The Fantasy Collective scifi round: Big Boss desks and accessories!

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The Big Boss Desk is 2 LI and the chair is 2 LI. Chair has 12 single, 12 couple, 12 slave/sub poses, and 14 adult animations. I also included a “PG” version of the chair with just the 12 single/couple animations in it for general or moderate sims.

The desk and chair can be changed to black/gold, black/silver, white/gold, and white/silver on texture menu. The chair cushion has 6 color options.

It is fully copy/mod so you can tint the glowy parts to whatever color you want to match your aesthetic. Item includes desk and chair only. The accessories pack is separate.

Big Boss Grunge Desk Ad

Also available is a grunge version of the desk for all the scruffy nerfherders out there. Contains all the same animations as the clean version. There are 6 muted/grunge cushion colors for the chair.

Accessories are separate.

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The accessories pack contains black, white, and grunge versions of all items in one pack. Everything is copy/mod so you can tint the glows to whatever.

Lamp – scripted on/off or choose just to have glow (no light thrown). 1 LI.

Monitor/Keyboard – each is separate so you can position them how you want, but can be linked for a total of 1 LI. The monitor has an animated or static version. The animation is subtle and not a seizure-inducing sprint between frames.

Comm – The desk comm has buttons that beep for dialing. The big red button sounds an alarm!

Hover Plants – Two versions included: a small desk size at 1 LI and a larger free floating size at 2 LI. They bob up and down and spin slowly. The central glowpod can be tinted.


 

All available at The Fantasy Collective starting May 10th! There is a full size demo of the clean desk and accessories out at the event, and both are also viewable at the mainstore.

Teleport to The Fantasy Collective!

Palace Beds at We Love RP!

New for this round of We Love RP: the luxurious Palace Bed in adult or cuddle versions!

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The bed comes in two versions: cuddle and adult. The cuddle version has single sits/sleeps as well as 36 quality cuddles. The adult version has the same sits/sleeps and 36 cuddles, as well as 56 quality adult animations.

The beds are 6 LI and copy/mod. There a SO many customization options with 8 woods to choose from and a whopping 16 fabric colors. You can change 4 sets of pillows, the cover, the sheet, and the curtain separately, as well as the wood frame.

But there’s more! It also includes the coordinating palace rug, which is also copy/mod and 2 LI at default size (fits under bed as shown).

Other decor is sold separately. The colors of the beds and pillow patterns also coordinate with the Riyadh sofa and loveseat previously released.

These beds will be 50% off for the duration of the event, so snap them up while they’re discounted! Demo available at the event (click the demo sign to TP).

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Since it’s the birthday round, I’ve also made this little wall canvas to add a little something to your space. It’s only 1 LI, copy/mod and can be snatched up for free at the event.

We Love RP opens May 4th!

Teleport to We Love RP!

Captive-ating April Releases

A few new releases at the mainstore for this week!

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The dungeon bed comes in a single or couple version. The single sits from the single version are included in the couple version, so you do NOT need to get both of them to have single sit capability. In addition to the 22 single sits, the couple version also has 22 couple and 32 adult animations.

The beds are materials enabled (as shown in pictures). They are copy/mod and only 2 land impact. Perfect for any dungeon roleplay!

Velour Slave Pillow Ad

Also out this week is the velour slave pillow. Plush velvety material and gold accents make this a very luxe cushion for your prized possession! It comes in 8 bold color options and is only 1 land impact.

There are 18 animations: 8 casual sits/lays and 10 slave poses. Other decor available separately.

Teleport to Lore Mainstore!

Defending My Work

Well, I guess it happens to everyone at some point, right? I got a message today from another creator saying she had received messages from lots of people alleging I copied her work. I’ve been in this situation before on the other side of things, when well-meaning people contacted me to tell me someone either copied or stole my work. Usually it turns out to be an overreaction, but I appreciate others looking out for creators.

The item in question was the new Riyadh set at Illuminate. Apparently several people told the creator I’d copied her, so she reached out to me to clarify. She was very nice about it, though I think we were both a bit upset by the situation. I was certainly very embarrassed and freaking out a little, because I work very very hard on making my items and I know everyone else does as well. I respect the commitment and care it takes to create mesh.

I am sad. I spent so so many hours working on this set, and it’s probably one of the creations I’m most proud of. I have not been making mesh very long, and my skills finally progressed to where I could make something I’d wanted to do since I started. I don’t know what to say other than I absolutely did not purposefully copy anyone. I’m sure I wouldn’t feel so crappy if I did.

Before I begin a project, I scour online images to find references. In this case, I used Moroccan daybeds and couches for influence. The main references I used for my living room set are from the MoroJestic collection, a Moroccan-styled furniture line. This one and this one are the main ones I looked at, along with this daybed¬†from a separate collection. I used¬†this and this for pillow inspiration, along with any number of ideas that come up searching “Moroccan pillow.” There are a lot more references I used, but you get the idea.

I’m in the middle of making various Moroccan and Arabian-themed buildings and decor, because it is one of my favorite non-fantasy styles. The genre does have a distinctive look, and I think that’s part of where the problem lies. I made the canopy bed below for an upcoming event, and made the pillows so that I could use them on both pieces of furniture to tie them together. I’m sorry the couch looks similar to the other creator’s. I can’t deny that there are similarities, though again I feel a lot of it is due to the distinctive style of the genre.

 

I feel sad. I can’t say that enough. I feel bad for the other creator too, because she had to go through this as well. It has to be said that she was incredibly nice about everything, and I double checked to make sure she didn’t have a bed like mine to prevent another round of gossip.

I debated even saying anything, because it may well be that only a handful of people had these thoughts and ignoring it would let it dissipate into the SL mists. I think there are so many unscrupulous people around who would indeed copy others and not give a darn. But I’m really horrified this happened.

I do think it’s good to check in with creators if you see something you think they should know about, but also realize that it is entirely possible that it’s a misunderstanding. The other creator said it best after we were done talking: SL is a huge place, but sometimes not big enough. I think that goes double for fantasy and niche creators, where source material has a more limited pool.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope I didn’t come off as flippant or angry anywhere. This kind of thing hurts my heart, and I wanted to take a moment to defend my work.