Geeks’n’Nerds 2015

Y’know, I think this is pretty much the first time I’ve switched out from my Gwyneth Skeffington avatar in at least a few months. It… actually feels really nice to be Raven again.

And it’s DEFINITELY nice to be back at Geeks’n’Nerds for 2015!

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In all her mostly-infinite patience (and, she had to admit, love), Raven couldn’t help but smile to herself as the green shapeshifter on her shoulder launched into his umpteenth repetition of the chorus of Karma Chameleon.

I was able to get a lot more this year than at last year’s Geeks’n’Nerds. I just looove the “A Piece Of My Heart” bag ❤ I also had a few turns at some of the gachas, getting most of the stuff I wanted – as well as my “Garfield Logan”-coloured chameleon, I was able to win a gold Ravenclaw necklace… Didn’t get the Hufflepuff one for my Gwyn avatar, or my… um, my me avatar :-p I’d like to try again on Friday before the event closes, when I’m able to get more $L. I also got the Cue Card For A Time Traveller containing one of my favourite, favourite quotes from one of my favourite, favourite episodes of Doctor Who.

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“Every life is a pile of good things and bad things…

The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t necessarily spoil the good things and make them unimportant.”

And then… there’s this. (Also, I really need to do a proper blog post about my Raven – Angel of Darkness HUD at some point! Looooove this thing.)

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Who, indeed?

This year’s Geeks’n’Nerds is located on the Transilvania sim – it started on the 17th of October and will finish up on the 1st of November. There’s also a lovely booth that has been set up for Scarlet Chandrayaan the creator of Alouette, where talented creators have made some very nice geeky/nerdy things… The purchases go toward helping to pay for keeping her store up in SL, which is awesome – so go check it out when you can! 🙂

Hair #1: [01] Honest by Magika
Hair #2: Vibrato (Naturals) by LeLutka
Skin: Pout (pure, petal) by Curio *
Cleavage: Breast & Cleavage Enhancer by [AYUMI]
Lipstick: Matte Lips from the Kumi skin by Pink Fuel
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Eyelashes: Eyelash Tattoos by Strawberry Singh
Eyeshadow: Smoke Basics Eyeshadow by cheLLe
Earrings: Taj Earrings Majestic by Styles by Danielle
Top:  
Full Perm Rigged Ladies Cropped Hoodie by Meli Imako
Jeans:
Ripped BLACK Jeans by (Yuli)
Shoes: The Ultimate Boots by Alyce
Powers: Raven – Angel of Darkness HUD by –= Solarium =–

Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Goodies…
Chameleon:
 Chameleon Companions Gacha by Hextraordinary (TP)
Necklace:
 Fandom Invasion Gacha by Wimey (TP)
Cue Card: Cue Cards for a Time Traveller Gacha by Wimey (TP)
Top: Summer of Fandoms by Wimey (TP)
Notahammer:
  by NeverWish (TP) **
Bag:
 A Piece Of My Heart Bag by NeverWish (TP)

* Retired skin
** Freebie

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Wizarding Faire is back! (Part Three)

Eep! There’s only a couple days left of Wizarding Faire! It’s gone by so fast…

So, for my last Wizarding Faire post, I’m going to show off my stuff from Orange*Pekoe’s Herbology gacha 🙂

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Unfortunately, I missed out on the rare outfit, which I really wanted. I did, however, get the secret rare in all the houses… Except my favourite house, Hufflepuff, lmao. Did anyone happen to get the secret Hufflepuff rare and would be willing to trade for one of the other Houses? How ’bout it: Secret rare for secret rare, lol please…

Yay! I did a trade with a very nice person and got the rare outfit, secret Hufflepuff rare, and the other Mandrake pot. Very happy Britts right here 🙂

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Hair: Dove (blondes) by Truth Hair
Skin: Pout (pure, petal) by Curio *
Lipstick: *YS&YS* Lip Stick Addon for Padme Skin by *YS &YS* – YourSkin & YourShape
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Beauty Marks: Made by me
Leggings: Made by me
Hut: Ye Olde Long Hut by Michigan’s Shack
Table: Rustic Table 1a (gift) by Envisage: Limitless

Wizarding Faire Goodies…
Jumper: House Pride Jumpers (TP)
Herbology Stuff: Herbology Gacha (TP)

* Retired skin

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Wizarding Faire is back! (Part Two)

Hello again! So, as you can probably tell by the title of this blog post (and the previous Wizarding Faire post from a couple days ago), I’ve decided to split my Wizarding Faire posts into parts – likely just the two, but I’m going to shoot for at least three!

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I actually really kinda like the way this pic turned out – and that’s saying a lot coming from me! I’m usually extremely critical of my pics (but then I post them anyway, lol). I think this gorgeous cottage might have a lot to do with it, don’t you? I just love it – I feel like it’d be perfect to use as either Gwyn’s family home, or maybe even her grandparents’ home? I’m not sure which, but I would love to one day roleplay one or two of Gwyn’s friends coming to visit.

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Nanna Sundstrand’s house was temporarily decorated in black and yellow as her granddaughter continuously worked on perfecting her newest favourite spell – a colour-change one. Taking a break from practising said spell for a while, Gwyn stretched out on the cushions a respectable distance from with one of her favourite books to enjoy a nice butterbeer-flavoured ice cream.

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Gwyn listened, an amused smile tugging at her lips, as her two pygmy puffs (Gar, the lively green one; Rae, the gentle blue one) harmonised with their friends above. The four puffs (who happened to be owned by two “puffs” of a different sort) got along as fabulously as their owners, to the point that neither Gwyn or Bron could bear keep them separated for so long during the holidays.

I finally, FINALLY got the Ravenclaw blue and Slytherin green puffs I’ve been trying to get for months! Or, rather, I got my Ravenclaw blue, and my bestie got me Slytherin green. I swear, I must have tried like fifty times between the last IC Hogsmeade trip, and the duration of the Wizarding Faire. I gave up when I ran out of $L, so Jetta decided to give it a go – and got Slytherin green on her second try! I’m sooo happy 😀

Hair: Siobhan (Blondes) by Truth Hair
Skin: Pout (pure, petal) by Curio *
Lipstick: *YS&YS* Lip Stick Addon for Padme Skin by *YS &YS* – YourSkin & YourShape
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Beauty Marks: Made by me
Leggings: Made by me
Shoes: Favorite Flats by Alyce
Hut: Ye Olde Long Hut by Michigan’s Shack

Wizarding Faire Goodies…
Jumper: House Pride Jumpers (TP)
Pomona the Badger Plushie: Mascot Plushies (TP)
Cottage: Little Wizard Cottage (TP)
Pillows & Cabinet: Come Sit For A Spell (TP)
Pygmy Puffs & Habitat: Puffs Gacha (TP)
Butterbeer Pong, Food, Dresser: This N’ That Magic Gacha (TP)
Ice Cream: Fortescue Flavours Gacha (TP)
Book & Cage: Monster Book of Monsters (TP)

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Wizarding Faire is back! (Part One)

I am SO excited that the Wizarding Faire came back this year! There’s only a few events in Second Life that I literally count down the days until it starts, and Wizarding Faire’s one of them. (Geeks ‘n’ Nerds is another, and so was Cutie Moon Fair – very much hoping CMF comes back too!)

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Gwyn carried her new badger plushie, Pomona (Pommes for short) around with her as she explored the Faire taking place at her school during the summer. The moment she got home to her family later that day, she’d be required to share Pommes with her younger siblings and many cousins – she loved them all dearly, though, so she didn’t mind too much – although she’d make an effort to keep the badger plushie away from cousin Alex, who was a little on the sticky and slobbery side.

I… may have gone a bit overboard this year, lol. Seriously, the last time I spent this many $L was for a several-month-long GIMP course (that’s The GNU Image Manipulation Program, btw). But can you really blame me, though? There’s so much awesome stuff here, how’s a Harry Potter obsessed fangirl such as myself supposed to resist? …Would you believe I actually listed out my planned purchases and calculated how much $L I’d spend, only to disregard said list entirely and go over 4x the amount I said I’d spend? No regrets, though ❤

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Gwyn pressed her chocolate quill against her lips thoughtfully for a moment, before returning to whatever she happened to be jotting down in her notebook. What was she writing down, with such intense concentration even as Faire-goers came and went, excitedly chattering about their purchases… Detailed observations about said Faire-goers? Beautiful poetry that would one day be compiled into a best-selling book or even lyrics to a beloved song? Those random genius thoughts that only a teenage girl could come up with?

(Answer: Doodling pictures of horses and unicorns.)

The only thing I really missed this year was the Chocolate Frog Cards… I’d have liked another chance to get a Helga Hufflepuff card 🙂 On that note, if anyone happened to get a Hufflepuff card from 2013’s Wizarding Faire and wants to trade for a Slytherin card… y’know, hit me up! -grins.-

Hair: Siobhan (Blondes) by Truth Hair
Skin: Pout (pure, petal) by Curio *
Lipstick: *YS&YS* Lip Stick Addon for Padme Skin by *YS &YS* – YourSkin & YourShape
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Beauty Marks: Made by me
Leggings: Made by me
Shoes: Favorite Flats by Alyce

Wizarding Faire Goodies…
Jumper: House Pride Jumpers (TP)
Badges: Wizarding Pin Gacha (TP)
Pomona the Badger Plushie: Mascot Plushies (TP)
Notebook & Quill: Get Out Your Pen & Paper Gacha (TP)

* Retired skin

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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

I figured that title would be appropriate for my summary post of my RP character Gwyneth Skeffington’s first third year at Hogwarts. It is, after all, what we hear at the end of the Prisoner of Azkaban movie, which takes place during Harry’s third year. I think I might make a *thing* outta this – y’know, putting relevant quotes from the books as Gwyn advances through her school years.

Yeah, I finally ended up submitting a filled-out application that I was (more or less) okay with to Mischief Managed, but I only really began roleplaying regularly after the Sorting Feast RP event in August. I was initially very hesitant to begin properly roleplaying there due to things that happened at the last RP community I was a part of, but the people I’ve met at Mischief Managed have been so nice and patient with me. I feel a lot more at ease these days. My character, Gwyneth, has made so many awesome new friends, and so have I 🙂

A little less than a week ago we had the RP event for the train ride home from Hogwarts for the holidays, so I thought I’d make a post for some of the pics I’ve taken on-sim. I’m not much of a photographer – that’s already been established, lol. Still, I wanted to share some of my favourite memories of Gwyn’s Third Year, so I hope you’ll excuse the poor quality of the pictures. Hey, I think I’ve at least improved from my first post? Maybe?

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Geeks’n’Nerds Twenty-Fourteen!

The Geeks’n’Nerds fair is back for another year! It started on November 24th and will be ending on December 10th – definitely go check it out if you haven’t yet. Just like last year, there’s so many awesome geeky/nerdy things available from very talented designers. One of these days, I’d love to open a store and participate – unfortunately I have sooooo many ideas and little to no skill in creating, haha… Ain’t that just how it goes?

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 Raven’s back at Geeks’n’Nerds! This time the theme appears to be Space Trek: 2020 😉

To be honest, I’m having a bit of an off-month this December – y’know how it is, with Christmas coming up and all, so I didn’t come away from Geeks’n’Nerds with as much stuff as I wanted to… Mostly just stuff for my Mischief Managed character, really -including the Dreamer Backpack from fri.day. It comes with a scarf that can be changed to any of the Hogwarts House colours, which is excellent. I’m a Hufflepuff, myself, but sometimes it’s nice to change it up a bit, y’know?

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Raven fancies herself a total Ravenclaw. Truthfully, the Sorting Hat would probably have a bit of trouble sorting her… Really, she could end up in any of the Hogwarts Houses!

I just love the sim’s theme this year ❤ There’s so many fandom-related things all around the sim, including Doctor Who, Harry Potter… I even saw a Stargate in one of the corners of the sim!

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Posing by the DeLorean from Back To The Future.

Hair: Vibrato (Naturals) by LeLutka
Skin: Pout (pure, petal) by Curio
Lipstick: Matte Lips from the Kumi skin by Pink Fuel
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Eyelashes: Eyelashes -06- Natural by *REDGRAVE*
Eyeshadow: Smoke Basics Eyeshadow by cheLLe
Chakra: Created for me a very long time ago by an old friend who I miss heaps ❤
Earrings: Taj Earrings Majestic by Styles by Danielle
Top:
Slouchy Sweater ~ Navy by {mon tissu}
Skirt: 
Full Perm Rigged Mesh Mini Pleated Skirt by Meli Imako
Tights/Socks:
From Tumtum blue by .:Ducknipple:.
Shoes: The Ultimate Boots by Alyce
Belt: Commissioned for me a very long time ago by mah Terra ❤
Backpack: The Dreamer Backpack by fri.day *

* From Geeks’n’Nerds 2014

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I’ve just got Pixlexia, okay?

Candy Fair 2014 started on the third of October and will be ending in a few days, on the 17th – so hurry over there while you can! The two sims are soooo cute, and there’s a ton of gacha machines in a designated “Gacha Park”, which has a chocolate river in the middle where the Sim Crossing is. And the fairy floss trees are adorable ❤

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I only found out about this event a few days ago, completely by chance… I was desperately searching through the Marketplace for candy deco for the bed I rented on the Mischief Managed roleplay sim, when I decided to take my search to Google instead, where I found the Candy Fair Flickr group, just in time to drop by and pick up a few things before the event ends. What luck, huh? 🙂

Speaking of luck – I’ve been searching for an outfit like the one Vanellope Von Schweetz wears in the movie Wreck-It Ralph since it came out. No lie, I’ve got several Marketplace search terms bookmarked, “Vanellope” being one of them. I thought there might be a Sugar Rush-inspired thing or two at the event, but I was surprised – and very, very pleased – to find Wimey’s “The Glitch” Hoodie and Skirt! ❤ Now, after finding a few extra items (and making a few myself), I finally have an adorable Vanellope costume – and just in time for Halloween!

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Skin: Kumi (Ivory) by Pink Fuel
Lips: Doll Gloss/Teeth from the Elly skin by Pink Fuel
Red nose/cheeks: Quickly made in GIMP by me
Eyes: FATEeyes by Damien Fate
Hair: Rachel (Blacks) by Wasabi Pills
Hair Accessories: Made in SL by me
Hoodie: The Glitch Mint Hoodie by Wimey *
Skirt: The Glitch Skirt Chocolate by Wimey *
Leggings:
Slowly made in GIMP by me
Fairy Floss: Cotton Candy Pink by *~*Hopscotch*~* **

* Bought at the Candy Fair… Doesn’t seem to be available in store just yet.
** Free, from the Cotton Candy machine at the Candy Fair

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