We’ve Got Mediums and Longs This Week

This week’s offerings from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore are quite a selection, with lots of pictures. So if this page is slow to load, that’s why.

AMISHA

First, there’s Amisha, a medium-length creation that comes in 5 different color sets:

               

                  

 

 

 

HEATHER

Heather is a multi-color set which, like all other all-color sets, goes for $L1500. It’s my own favorite of this week’s offerings. And like more and more of the newer offerings from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, it comes in four different styles.

 

VIVIKA

Finally, Vivika rounds out out choices this week. It’s also a $L1500 choice. There’s also a “gotcha” I discovered the hard way: if you chose to wear it by selecting “wear” from your inventory, it will replace any mesh dress you’re wearing. So instead of wearing it, remove whatever hair you’re already wearing, and then select “Add” from the inventory menu.

And That’s The Round-up For This Week!

See you later for more from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore!

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It’s 93° Outside, and I’m in no Mood for Writing

Still, I made a commitment, and I’m gonna stick to it.

This week’s style from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore is Thisbe, a lovely do with flowers embedded in it. Naturally, this being from A&A, there’s an option to either hide or display the flowers.

Thisbe sells for $L1500 for the complete collection; however, you can buy the Mixed Blonde set for the special sale price of only $L99.

And to make it even better, there’s a freebie (Pink Blonde) at the front desk for you! Just wear your Alli&Ali group tag and it’s yours!

Each design comes with four different styles, which can be selected via the enclosed HUD.

And this is me, modelling one of the reds (of course!):

Thisbe: waiting for you at the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore!

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Upgrades…And Something For the Guys!

This week brings something special from the Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore. It’s a hude selection of upgrades not just for women but for men as well.

The August updates covers 23 older styles, all of which have been upgraded to result in much lower display weights.

Here’s what’s available:

For The Men

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And For the Women

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Pricing

The men’s styles sell for $L99 each. Most of the women’s styles are also $L99 each, except for the larger sets (you can tell which is which by looking at the photos above), which go for $L499 each.

In Conclusion

In my humble opinion, Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore makes the best hair in all of SL. So if you’re looking to update a style, or just want to try a new look, you can’t do better anywhere.

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More Resources for Merfolk

What I’ve found to be the biggest drawback to finding Mer resources is that there doesn’t seem to be a single, up-to-date listing. Sure, there are links to various personal websites and blogs, but the most recent posts I’ve found were dated May 2018.

But that’s okay: most people run their sites and blogs as a labor of love. They have lives, jobs, and quite often families. So they can’t be expected to make SL their main interest.

The Idle Unemployed

Or rather, “the semi-retired living-alone-with-too-much-time-on-her-hands part-time writer and part-time SL fanatic.” Whom, if you haven’t guessed, is me.

So I’m assigning myself a chore: I’m going to track down as many Mer resources in SK as I can, and check them out to see if they:

  1. Still exist
  2. Are current
  3. Worth your time

I’m going to add a new page to my blog where I’ll list these resources—and I promise I’ll keep all links up-to-date.

I’m hoping this will be a great help to the one or two of you who actually read this blog. And if you find a resource that I haven’t found, please send it to me.

Thanks!

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Something New: Life Under the Waves

Well, boys and girls, I finally did it! I took my own advice on how to become a mermaid, and did just that! So rather than mere theory, I’m going to give you a step-by-step account of how I did it.

First Stop

My first stop was, of course, the Safe Waters Foundation. There, I grabbed a free diving suit and headed on over to the freebies pool.

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This is an excellent place for finding many of your start-up items as you begin your transformation to your undersea life. I would strongly urge you to check out the high-quality items donated by some of SL’s finest designers.

Next Stop

Next, I swam on over to Haven of Mermaids. You’d have to look long and hard to find a better “one-stop-shopping” mall for your merfolk needs. Billed as “Home and Haven for the Merfolk of Second Life.  A magical underwater world, with a community that welcomes Merfolk of all the tribes, and aquatic beings of all species.  Home to Deep Seas Mer Outfitters.” It’s a great place to start expanding on your basic freebie skins & tails.

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Finally, I was ready to get serious about just how I wanted to present myself to the various Mer communities. And that meant SHOPPING!

Oh, I did I forget to mention one of the best things about becoming a mermaid? It gives you an excuse to do some serious shopping. Even if you’re content with freebies, obtaining them in the first place means shopping!

A Word About Mesh

Mesh avatars—and therefore, mesh accessories for them—are difficult and time-consuming to make…which explains why everything relating to mesh is expensive. The same is true of mesh mermaid avatars and accessories. So for that reason alone I recommend that you use a classic avatar as your mermaid or merman representation.

And while you can find lots of quality classic avatars, my own choice was for the Mermaid Collection Mesh Emotion Blue, which set me back the whopping cost of one single $Linden ($L1). This set contains a classic avatar which has been specifically designed to fit most mermaid outfits.

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Back to Haven of Mermaids

This was my most expensive stop. But when you’re designing your appearance, do you really want to skimp on the details? Neither do I!

So I bought two items: DS (Deep Seas) Green Mermaid Skin, and Deep Seas Traditional Tail, also in green.

The traditional tails come with a Deep Seas Merfolk Animation Overrider (AO), which, while a basic AO, contains all the animations you need to get you started. Best of all, you can edit the AO to include whatever additional animations you like.

And the results speak for themselves

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Of course, this is the way I dress when I visit areas that frown upon nudity. The next photo is probably NSFW, but here’s the deal: I’m a mermaid—I have no need of clothes. Besides, if men—mermen or otherwise—can display their bare chests, why not women, too? After all, I live in a State (New York) where courts have ruled it’s perfectly legal.

So before we go any further, chase the kiddies away from your computer.

Ready? Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

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This is me in my Sunday finest—well, actually—my week-long finest!

Other Times, Other Places

Read about all things mermaid at: http://cynthiamermaid.blogspot.com/

Please visit our web page at: http://www.goldmermaid.com/SWF/index.htm
Please visit our blog at: http://www.digitalmermaids.blogspot.com

Great site for SL help (and features SWF!!) http://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/2014/06/2014-people-promo-fancis-deep-serving.html

And that’s it for today! Next: further resources for your undersea life.

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Guarachera

Guarachera is one of those lovely Spanish-sounding words that hints of long moonlit walks through the Alhambra, but (at least according to Google® Translate) doesn’t really mean anything. But hey! a girl can always dream, right?

And who knows? Maybe with this style you’ll be the stuff of his dreams!

The complete set as shown above sells for $L1500. But as they say in the television commercials, “BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE!”

This week only, you can get Guarachera Hair in Butter Toffee for only $L50!

Even better, if you stop at the main desk at Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore, you can get the same style in Russet (kid of a reddish-brown) absolutely free! Just wear your A&A group tag, and it’s yours!

Here are some other views—in red, of course!

 

 

Guarachera: The latest in curls from Alli&Ali Designs Mainstore!

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Merfolk (Mermaids and Mermen)

Or, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Being a Mermaid or Merman Before You Even Knew You Wanted to Know It

Remember when I told you that in SL, you can be anything you want to be? Ever imagine living a life under the sea? Be honest—wasn’t that every little girl’s dream? Well, now you can become one for only $10 Lindens. Or, if you prefer, absolutely free.

Safe Waters Foundation

Head on over to the Safe Waters Foundation Headquarters (SWF). When you get there, turn around to see this:

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The arrows won’t be there; I added them for clarity. The shorter one points to the SWF group joiner. There is no cost to join.

The longer arrow points to the door you need to pass through to get to the goodies:

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Again, I added the arrows for clarity. They point to the Pearl, which you have to touch to receive the free outfit.

Unfortunately, if you’re using a mesh avatar like mine, it’s not that easy. All of these options are designed for classic (non-mesh) avatars (avis). And because mesh avis are complex and expensive, it follows that mesh accessories for mesh avis are also expensive.

Fear Not!

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The item shown above can be found on the SL Marketplace for only $L1! It comes with a standard body that you can use to replace your mesh body, so everything will work peachy-keen!

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This is my friend Jenny in that very same outfit.

Safe Waters Foundation Redux

You can find out more about the Safe Waters Foundation at its website, which also contains an events calendar as well as a long list of mer-related sites in Second Life.

Or you can check out their Digital Mermaids blog on Blogspot. The blog also has minutes of the most recent weekly meeting.

Now if you will excuse me, I have an octopus’s garden to explore!

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