Thursday, March 16, 2017

From Earth to the Moon

Hiya everyone! We have a few more prizes to see tonight from the Steam XII Hunt, whose theme is From Earth to the Moon, a Jules Verne novel from 1864 when traveling to the moon was still over a century away from reality. I find it fascinating how people including Verne had dreamed of it and came up with intensely detailed ideas of how to accomplish such a feat back then! The creators taking part in this hunt have come up with some fascinating takes on the theme, using an alternate timeline (as I believe Steampunk generally does) for the Victorian era, or simply helping us see how they envision space travel and the like. As I mentioned last night, this hunt consists of seeking out hidden gears (I have also been calling them either cogs or sprockets in my head) in a silvery shade this round, by following the hint from the sign at each store. Some locations have set out a path of footprints, they are tan with a gear pattern and very helpful for large stores or ones with multiple buildings. Just click each gear when you find it and you will receive a folder with the prize and next landmark, all for free.

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, so this prize from Inara's Fantasy made me smile, if a bit confusedly. It is called Steampunk Outfit, and comes in small, medium, and large mesh sizes with the tie as a separate attachment that you can click to change colors. There are actually 3 distinct zones to click, and all 4 Hogwarts houses are represented in the colors (I am randomly rocking Ravenclaw blue here, tend to get sorted there or Gryffindor) and I noticed the Hogwarts crest right away. This can suit either fandom or a blending of the two.

This next prize had me feeling very wistful, pondering the beauty of vintage clothing. It is the female gift from Curious Seamstress (there was a notecard inside asking the men to message her to receive the mens' prize when it is ready) and is called 1860's Female Gown. The details are impressive, with system layers and a few useful Omega HUDs for evening gown, day blouse, and day gown (shown) plus undergarments. The skirt has 3 layers, all of which are worn above, plus the sash which can be modified, the bow you see at the neckline, even 2 sun hats which are the Autumn Roses version shown and a plain edition. Not shown since they are system layers only, gloves in black or white or apricot, and a jacket layer with lace cuffs as attachments. This is one impressive ensemble :)

Next we blast off to Tayren's Fantasy Fashions, where you will find this TFF Space Girl - Retro Sci Fi Suit as well as a mens' version in their gear. The body suit is mesh in standard sizes, and also included are the helmet, ray guns in a hip version and the held one to shoot in mouselook (I am wearing both here), belt with resize script, resizeable boots, and back rockets you can click to turn the pink flames on and off. Not shown but also included, hair and gloves to complete the look. This is certainly a fun costume for roleplay or just random adventures.

Once I was certain I was safe in this atmosphere, I removed the helmet and put away my ray gun to check out this lovely telescope from Fairey Angel Creations. Our hunt prize had a land impact of just 6, and there is a single pose plus a couples pose built in so you can admire the stars alone or together. It is very detailed, lots of bright brass holding together the rich wooden components and of course the lenses.

The weekend is almost here, and I am looking forward to it since I haven't been out since the snow arrived. I hope you are all having a great day or evening, and that the weekend holds plenty of exciting things for each of you. Magical magpie hugs to everyone!!

All Prizes from the Steam XII Hunt:

Photo 1:
Outfit: Inara's Fantasy-Steampunk Hunt $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 2:
Dress: Curious Seamstress Steamhunt XII - 1860s Female Gown $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 3:
Costume: Tayren's Fantasy Fashions TFF Space Girl - Retro Sci Fi Suit $0L Hunt Prize

Photo 4:
Telescope: Fairey Angel Creations FAC Telescope With Animations $0L Hunt Prize

Hair: TRUTH HAIR - Miriam - gingers
Eyes: * Inkheart * - Seth Eyes - Metalic (Size S)
Skin: .::WoW Skins::. Irina 2016 Tan
Nails: Slink Utilities HUD
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female-Casual (UPDATED 3/8/2017 to Bento)
Feet: Slink AvEnhance Feet Female Deluxe Pack

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