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2 Million Linden Donated!!

Fantasy Faire in Second Life is like putting eight Disney Worlds together and saying “Here, go explore, go have fun.” And best of all… you’re doing it for a great cause. The Drax Files have done a wonderful job compiling and explaining what Fantasy Faire is in Second Life if you’ve never visited the online world, or are curious as to what all the designer stress for me has lead up to. So far in the first 25 hours we’ve raised EIGHT THOUSAND USD for Relay for Life. The faire goes on for a total of seven more days. Can you say you were part of this cause yet?

I promise I’ll be back to normal blogging soon. ♥

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Posted by on April 21, 2013 in Events

 

Meet Me @ Fantasy Faire 2013

I'll most likely look like this!

I’ll most likely look like this!

Meet me at Fantasy Faire 2013!

Good morning guys and dolls!

Its twilight over the faire grounds this morning and I just wanted to take a moment before the madness begins to remind all of you that today marks the first day of Fantasy Faire 2013! Public access begins at 6am SLT today (4/20) and we hope that you’ll come and visit us and all the other Fantasy Faire designers in support of a great cause, Relay for Life and the fight against cancer!

Also! Look for me!~ I’ll be roaming the faire grounds all day being social, shopping, taking pictures, and enjoying the sights! Don’t be shy, feel free to say hello and ask me questions. ❤ I’ll most likely be wearing my mage get up as pictured, but these kinds of events cause me to change outfits multiple times. So no promises. ^_~

Hope to see you there!
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evensong%20Woods/78/235/35

 
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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Fantasy Faire Prep Week: Day 2

{Invite to join Party} {Can I have it?} {Thank you!}

{Invite to join Party} {Can I have it?} {Thank you!}

 

Every day. Yeah, I lived up to that one quick huh?

Wanna know how out of sorts the Faire has had me? When I made the last post… I thought it was already Monday. I was a day ahead of myself. Ah well. We’re back to the daily blogging grind right? RIGHT?!

Right. I would have blogged yesterday, but you see, I was bit out of sorts. Monday night captivated me on Livestream for 12 making Owl Plushies, and sorting out the rest of my pose posters and stuff. …Descriptive, I know.

I had started streaming somewhere around 10pm Monday night, and finished streaming around 10:30 Tuesday morning. Soon after, to relieve the stress and pressure from the previous night my Husband treated me out to Sushi. Upon the return home I crashed for six hours, woke up around 4pm, and was up until 3am working on Fantasy Faire stuff yet again.

Since then, I have slept eleven and a half hours. Only to wake up, and assist Sei with some Fantasy Faire opinions and advice. I spent a couple of hours watching some Final Fantasy XIV:ARR news from their youtube (since I found out yesterday I have access to this weekend’s beta) and promptly finished a picture for this blog post, which… I’m actually exceedingly proud of.

I remember on Monday I had a lot of things I wanted to touch on for this blog post, but to be honest… I can’t remember a single one. I imagine its going to be like that for the rest of the week.

I’m feeling like a zombie slightly. Monster White (Zero Ultra) has become my replacement for water, and I’m slowly making my way towards the last step of completing my projects. Boxing and writing instructions that few people will ever read.

Hugs and kisses from your favorite Miqo’te White Mage.

Hope to see you at the Faire!

Products Produced so Far:

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Miqo'te inspired Poses

Miqo’te inspired Poses

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Hoot Plushies

Owl Plushies!~

 

❥ SL Names

"Ohai!~"

“Ohai!~”

Strawberry Singh recently started a Meme that caught my attention.  A LOT of people ask me about my name.  There are crazy people who have made up rumors as to why I have my name (That were unbelievably false. O.o)  So I’m here to clear the smoke and air out the dirty laundry. Who is Ingkeu Soonkyu and why is she called what she’s called? More at 11…

OOPS! I mean right now!~

  • What’s your SL name? Ingkeu (Ing-que) or (Ink-oo) (Click the links to hear how they’re pronounced.)
  • What made you choose this name? My submissive name is Ink, which in Korean translates to Ingkeu. Inku is a more pronounceable name that murders the translation a little bit, but is easier for people to read and speak. Soonkyu is borrowed from one of my Korean role models Sunny Soonkyu (Lee Soonkyu), for being as sweet and outgoing as she is. I was very very shy a year ago and I used her name in hopes that it would inspire me to branch out and not be as shy as I was. So far it has helped! She’s been a good influence, especially since she was the shy one for a long while too.
  • What’s your SL nickname, or what do most people call you? Lots and lots and lots of people call me Ink. And outside of Ingkeu, I love it. Its cute and the name has really fit me for a long time!
  • What’s your SL display name? Why do you choose to have one? (if applicable) Ingkeu Soonkyu. I chose a display name because I didn’t want to have IngkeuSoonkyu.Resident as a Second Life name. So I split it up. Also, if I just want to default back to Ingkeu, its really easy now. Occasionally my display name is Ink!
  • Do you like your SL name? I love it. ;3
  • If you could change your SL name, what would it be? I would only change it if I could pick my own last name, which no doubt would be Soonkyu.
  • What’s the craziest/funniest SL name you’ve ever seen? I’ve seen a lot of them, but I’ve never written them down, so I can’t really remember.
  • What’s the coolest (your favorite) SL name you’ve ever seen? This goes hand in hand with what I said above. I’ve been playing SL since 2005. Its really hard to remember anything like this when you’ve seen as many as I have.

Collar: c( Two Cats ) Neko Collar of Doom

Lashes: *GA* Mesh Lashes Magnificia

Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in Blogger Challenges

 

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Fantasy Faire Prep Week: Day 1

Looking way better than I feel!

Looking way better than I feel!

 

For the last two years the event that has stolen my heart in Second Life has been Fantasy Faire. The immersive and gorgeous sims each ranging with their own fantasy theme. The exclusive products. The quality designers, events, and activities. Its enough to put stars in ones eyes for the entire eight day span of the Faire.

This time last year I was visiting the faire wondering what it would be like to be one of those many Fantasy Faire designers, and how awesome it would be to take part in such an amazing event. Well, now I’m here doing it and I’m going to share with you the ups and downs, stress and joy, of being a designer in such a huge event.

This week I’m going to do a special event where I’ll be blogging each day right up until the start of the Faire. Keep in mind that the Faire is, for lack of a better phrase, pretty much under NDA until the Early Access Bloggers have their way with it on the 19th. Word has it that the Fantasy Faire sims that are online are sooo secret that they merely have giant pink lawn flamingos in them. IE: They’re not even up and running yet.

So where am I? What am I doing? I am pulling out my hair strand by strand and stressing until I’m blue in the face. As a FF designer, I have deadlines, and I’ve had these deadlines since March. But as some of you may know, inspiration is a fickle thing. In many ways its like a cat. It comes and goes when it pleases, demands to be fed at five am in the morning when you’re dreaming peacefully, and occasionally asks to be let out so that it may run rampant on a blank SL canvas. It can disappear for days at a time and sleep for any amount of God given hours in a day. Or at least, this seems to be how mine works and like a cat, I seem to be most creative in the wee hours of the morning. I’m neglecting to mention the frazzled and disturbing image of myself, eyes blood shot and caffeine hung over after “inspiration” has had its way with me and smoked a cat nip joint.

Here it is, the last week, the final deadline, and I feel as if I’m only now getting started. Of course, this hasn’t been for lack of trying. All procrastination aside, I spent countless wasted hours trying desperately to come up with ideas as for what I wanted to do for the faire. The first thing I managed to come up with was reawakening an old idea and presenting the food trays. Luckily, it seems as if it’ll work.

Item one down. Yet, that never seems like enough. Bringing one item to the faire, even if its technically three versions? NOPE. Not enough. Now we’re back to square one all over again.

So what do you do when you’re out of inspiration and struggling like a mad woman?

You learn something new. What did I decide to learn? Poses. Why? Because I needed to create a holding pose for my trays. Safe to say, that’s been accomplished. …And then some. It occurred to me in the midsts of my pose creation that I should do more.

And more was done. In a grand total of ten hours I have successfully taught myself how to create poses, and Sei tells me I’m not half bad at it. So outside of the many flop poses I made, I now have two sets of five poses ready for the faire along with one three person pose and one couples pose. Though I haven’t decided entirely if those will accompany us to the faire. I’m debating.

The entire ten hours that I put forth into learning poses and doing all the pictures for them was spent without break (excluding getting food) and I Livestreamed the whole event. Its nice though, that through designing for an event like this I have found a new hobby. I Find that I actually quite fancy creating poses. They’re fun, and new!

I think all of that took place yesterday. I was up for 24+ hours, and at that point time just seems to blur together. I was also hyped on three different energy drinks and equivalently brought on the amusing stupid to go with it on the stream.

What’s going on today? My favorite word. Re cooperation. Recovery. Rest. Today’s drink diet consists of WATER and only water as I try and purge my system and rest. Because what happens tomorrow? The same thing that happened yesterday and this will most likely be my pattern right up until the Faire.

This is how I design.

Welcome to Fantasy Faire Prep week.

Poses so far:

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Exclusive Fantasy Faire three friend pose!

Miqo'te inspired Poses

Miqo’te inspired Poses

Magical poses for magical stuff!

Magical poses for magical stuff!

 

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2013 in Coming Soon, Events, New Releases

 

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❥ Go Vintage

Get Inked 8.1

Get vintage!

Go vintage. Go vintage. Go vintage. My mind has been screaming it all week! Okay okay, Brain, I hear you. I cave, I cave. So I did. I went vintage. Meaning, I’m not wearing any mesh in this picture. I took vintage to a new Second Life level.

I’m pretty much a dinosaur in SL these days. I’ve been hanging around the Linden world since 2005. You know what that means? Scary enough, I predate not only Windlight, but sculpts. That’s right. We didn’t even have sculpts. These were the days where SL went down for maintenance every Tuesday instead of just rolling restarts. Pleasant eh? Yeah. We’ve come a long way, baby.

I love mesh. It adds that smoothness I’ve always craved in Second Life. But, I’ll admit, I have a love hate relationship with it. It doesn’t always fit, creators don’t always rig it properly, and well, deformers can be a down right pain. Some days it actually leaves me missing the days when the best you could buy were sculpts. Sculpts which you could edit prim by prim to fit exactly how you wanted, or better yet, mod into something even better. Mesh has a lot of potential, but some days it hinders us too.

So I took a step back. I wanted to dive back into some oldies and make a stunningly cute look that wasn’t mesh for todays fashion gurus. The amusing part? I haven’t been this satisfied with an outfit in a long while.

The bulk of this outfit comes from Mon Tissu. Its part of their older line and I’ve always loved their flirty (yet classy) lace and preppy looks. Unfortunately, a lot of their mesh has never quite fit me right. Regardless, I adore both the new and the old products.

Accessorize me, baby. You’ve heard me say it time and time again. Accessories are your best friends! Just, don’t over do it. My favorites are usually a necklace, earrings, glasses, and some sort of cute clutch, purse, or backpack. Necklaces (especially the long ones), can really pull an outfit together some times. If you’re feeling bare, try adding one with a cute pendant or printed charm. Gold, silver, brass, it doesn’t matter, if it matches the outfit, its going to look good.

Accessorize me, Baby! Accessories from Mon Tissu & Love Soul.

Accessorize me, Baby! Accessories from Mon Tissu & Love Soul.

If you’re having trouble finding those oh-so-perfect lenses, then its time you take a trip over to K_gs. They have so many unique and cute styles, both for men and women. You really can’t go wrong there. My favorite pair happens to be a sculpted pair I’ve had for the better portion of a year now. They’re called Rasa, and they really rock my world. Color change lenses and frames, both nose and forehead positions for your glasses, I mean you really can’t go wrong. And if you want to look really cute and sassy, edge them down your nose a bit and give them a little tilt. It’ll look like you’re peering over the brim of them often.

And without further a due, that wraps up this blog post!

Hope everyone is well! Are you looking forward to Fantasy Faire?

I know I am…

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❥ Go Vintage

Clothing:

❥ Mon Tissu: Older (Vintage) Line (Shirt, Skirt, Necklace, & Purse)

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/72344

❥ G-Field “Will” Boots, Ivory

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/YABU/155/130/24

"Will" Boots from G-Field

“Will” Boots from G-Field

Body:

❥ Eyes: Dead Apples

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Earl%20Island/28/39/902

❥ Eye Lashes: Gaeline Cosmetics: Fantasia Mesh Eyelashes

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Gaeline-Cosmetics-Fantasia-Mesh-Eyelashes-just-sublimate-your-eyes/3376232

❥ Face Stripes c( Two Cats ) Miqo’te Stripes (Not for Sale)

❥ Lip Gloss & Eye Liner: Izzies!

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/40543

❥ Skin: Ingkeu’s Custom Modification (Not For Sale)

❥ Hair: Ingkeu’s Custom
(Mix of two Wasabi Pills hair and one Magika hair)

Accessories:

❥ K_gs –  Rasa – Kumaki – Sunglasses – Glasses – Goggles

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Immidae/63/68/27

❥ c( Two Cats ) Northern Collar

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Tail: {Lemon Tea} Somali Tail

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Treasure%20Island/158/21/22

❥ Neko Ears: Mutation Industries: Cat Person

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Mutation-Industries-Neko-Cat-Person-Parts-White/999484

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