Daarc has done it again!
She has had an ongoing project with making shapes to go with the look of her skins, catering to the more curvy and shorter in stature elven women. The Chubby Elf is now open, with it's first 2 shape sets ready for purchase.
Each set comes with a variety of Shapes in that series, all with wonderfully fun names for the shape types. The nicest feature has to be the added feature. You get to ask with each purchase for some tweaks to the shape if you wish, it comes inclusive with the package. Daarc does said tweaks within 2 days of receiving your notecard, which is included for you to fill out in each set.
Here are the first 2 Shape sets currently in the store:
Now it wouldn't be a store opening without a gift or 2. Imogen is a little taste for you of all the wonderfully curvy shapes to come in the near future. Daarc even set out a Free Skin hat compliments the shape perfectly. Both are shown below.
Here is a more in depth look to the shape and skin:
On a side note, go to Elfpyre, there is a crazy pack of skin in the lucky chair! You get all 6 tones if your letter comes up.
I'm also wearing in today's post these lovelies. Daarc's newest Earset. Want to know the nicest thing about these? They are singly attached to each of your ears, rather then one attachment for both ears. Makes fitting so much easier.
Helena's Adventure as a lil chubby Elf:
You looking at me?
Yes, I just stand here, waiting for people to pass by.
I *KNOW* I'm cute, you don't have to tell me every 2 seconds!
Watching the sunset with my lil feathered friend.
Shape from The Chubby Elf
Skin from Elfpyre at The Chubby Elf
Hair from The Stringer Mausoleum
Eyes from Ibanez
Ears from Elfpyre
Outfit from Plasik
Shoes from Pixel Mode
Till next time
I'm Helena Stringer, your friendly neighborhood Space Demon, here to clog your blog feeds with my random ramblings and to show you how awesome I look in Elfpyre product.
This coming year your going to start seeing me on here, more then likely nude half the time, cause you want to *SEE* the skins right? As well as all the other Elfpyre goodies, that why you come here. Or maybe it's all the orange, pink, purple and cyan. Either way you'll be stuck listening to me.
Anyways this was just a warning.
Wearing:ElfPyre-Pernicious-Anemic-Going to Helena'tcha
*** What else would I be wearing in my first shot?***
Well, in case anyone was wondering (which I highly doubt) I haven't fallen off the face of the world just yet, yes I am still waiting for that special day when the mothership comes to take me home. Laugh if must, but I'm not joking *serious face here!*
A lot has been going on, sadly most of what has been going on has been unfortunate events of craptacularity, yes, Tess add that one to our new word list. I'll explain a bit later, perhaps, but for now I want to get to the good things...
I have been working on some new skins, big surprise there, right? I know, I can't help it I generally spend my days off of work trying to make new looks for myself, which turns into store ideas. As of late I have been really digging the middle eastern look, I always have but over time I have realized SL doesn't really cover this well!!! Yes, exclamation points because this annoyed the hell out of me.
I absolutely LOVE silks/bellydancing silks and anything Persian, do I know a lot about the culture? honestly...no, the very little I know from an old guildie of mine from WoW who was persian, he sparked my interest and ever since I have been in love with the looks of the people and the tapestry.
Soo...I have been working on some middle eastern skins, my interpretation anyways..
At the moment, this skin is without a name, but I am thinking "siva". I also made a special shape just for this skin, but I haven't decided if I will sell it or not...what do you think?
Also, ears in the picture may be a somewhat upcoming release (yay) much, much work to do on them yet also.
I am working on some other skins as well, the skins that old ElfPyre shoppers would be accustom too...yes, I decided that the "model look" is not my bag and I just can't do it, I have returned to my ideas and visuals once again, but this time with so much more experience.
These new skins I believe will be in a collection called "Visual Whaaa?", I am unsure of how many makeups/tones I will end up creating, per usual..we won't know till I get there, lol.
of this style right now I have created 3 makeups so far all in the Anemic tone, you all must know by now that I love pale skins and I'm sorry I haven't gotten to any darker ones, but if at any point someone really loves my makeups but wants a darker tone I wouldn't have a problem doing some customs.
Well, as I mentioned earlier somethings going on in my life that is halting me getting these skins touched up and in the store, well I won't go too far into details about everything, but I will say that the most important thing is that someone very close to me has lost their house to a fire. Him, his girlfriend and their 5 kids have been put up in a hotel right now, but it was a complete loss and it's effecting everyone close to me quite harshly at the moment.
We do plan on putting together a fundraiser and I know how people are very cautious of scams and I understand that ALL too well, but if anyone is interested in donating to their cause please contact me in game (Daarc Dagger) and I will get you the information, I'm not going to ask for L donations because I believe that is how a lot of scammers go about it, we will have a bank account set up shortly to help them out and checks will be accepted that way.
With that being said, I want to thank you...close friends, acquaintances and strangers a like for being here for me during the past few months of ...well, just really bad times for me. I really, really appreciate it more then anyone could imagine, you know why.
Well, almost time for me to get to that real "life" job, yee haw...-_-
keep your ears to the ground...and your eyes on the prize? what?
Posted by Daarc at 8:21 PM
Why, hello there. how are you? good? good!, good to hear!
What? no, I'm not talking to myself, I'm generally inquisitive when it comes to the overall well being of the few that read my blog *incredibly corny grin goes here*
I suppose being that I am here typing, something must be going on right? right, well let's get to it..I'm not in a very talkative mood this morning.
Halloween, yay, fun fun! I decided to make some fun skins that MIGHT just be continued to be sold here at ElfPyre after Halloween, I haven't decided yet, but what I have decided on is that starting today October 13th till October 31st the =Queens of rot= skins will be half off! Bitchin' aye? check them out....
<3 Keep your ears to the ground lovelies, Daarc.
Posted by Daarc at 2:04 AM
I had several people attempt to "piss in my cheerios" a long the way, but with some encouragement from strangers and friends a like, I continued and here we are.
After having chosen the first winner of the contest, said person was a twat and for anyone who thinks I was in the wrong for being myself, you're a twat too.
So, moving on I chose a second winner, who was just amazingly AMAZING, Shinra Pain < That girl was fun as hell to work with and didn't complain when I had her bend over backwards (quite literally). I also manipulated her photos a bit, because I am a complete freak and feel the need to tweak EVERYTHING, I think most people would be annoyed, but she seemed okay with it, I hope she wasn't faking 0.0 *slips truth syrum in Shinra's coffee*
Looking back, I realize this was an insane amount of work for me, sure I have released skin sets before but this one really knocked the wind out of me and I am NOT even a smidge done.
What do I have done you ask? *sigh* months of work and here we are.....take a look, as of right NOW I am done with my "Friends" set in two tones, Anemic and Rozen. Also, each makeup comes with a freckle version and non freckle version.
Friends set? what? you have friends? Kinda, sorta..lets not get into that one, but hey I figured this whole skin idea was about names, so I decided to not only have someone else name the line for me, but I also named each skin after one of my few and far friends here in Second Life. special, aye?
Yeah, so I think my rambling is just about done, but one more thing before I celebrate with another long break from photoshop. October 6th is my birthday and who really cares, right? I don't, but I figure I should do something special just because. All day October 6th the new Pernicious skin line (as far as I have done) will be half off, yeah 24 hours of bitchin' cheap skin \o/ now, here is the kicker...whoever shows up at the exact time of my birth (SLT) will get a chubby pack in their choice of tone for free. I'll give you a hint, it's not night time, but it is typically dark..
Lame hint? I know, hah...well heres the deal, shoot me an IM if you want more hints and I'll think of some.
Okay, officially DONE! now it's time to play
Posted by Daarc at 3:01 AM
So, I had a contest winner chosen, I named all the skins after the name they submitted and sent the winner a message that apparently crossed wires....Then I proceeded to joke with her, which apparently my humor (or lack there of) went right over her head and I was left with "I'll never come to your store again!" complete confusion washed over me. I was a bit put off by the fact said person didn't really seem to care either way and the fact that some rather unintelligent drivel spewed from their pie hole, OH I'm not getting any further into it. So to my friends that tell complete strangers that I have anger problems, shame on you!! shame, shame! *finger waggle* Okay, I'm done having my fun now, really..here is where I stand.
I am going to keep the name that was chosen (thankfully not a persons name), it fits the skins well and I just like it dammit, deal! As for a model, well.... to hell with it, I am going to say the first person to IM me (Daarc Dagger) from the contest submissions will be the model, sorry your name will not be chosen, but your name will be on the ads and you will still receive free skins! That is something, aye? So, ya know if you're daring enough to message me knowing that I FUCKING suck, please do.
Knowing my luck...no one will IM me and I'll end up being the model myself. OH, the frustration! *shakes fist*
So, now we know not only are my blogging attempts pathetic, but so are my social skills, but hey at least I'm having fun right? *wink, wink and a nudge, nudge*
Alright, I'm going to go meditate, you know to learn to control that anger *insert sarcasm and a picture of me meditating here*, Oh wait I actually have one of those.. >>> Ohm..
Watch out for those whackos everyone and remember to keep your ears to the ground.
Posted by Daarc at 7:08 PM
Alright, so here I am with my second attempt at blogging, or should I say second bathos attempt? For that who don't know what bathos means, well there is a bunch of history behind the word, but hey I'm going to be lazy and say bathos=anticlimactic. Perfect for me aye?
ANYWAYS, moving on. I have been busy at ElfPyre working on the new skin line, which I haven't chosen the winner for just yet. I have gotten a lot of wonderful submissions, so really I blame it on your guys for being so creative, yeah it has nothing to do with my laziness this time, I swear!
I want to give those who read this a little sneak peek on some of the makeups I am working on right now, so check them out.
This was one of the freebies given away on ElfPyre's "random present day" little event, if you missed out, what a bummer...BUT I *might* include those colors when I release the line.
Posted by Daarc at 6:36 AM