Monday, December 16, 2013

Peace on Earth Hunt 6: Prizes 101-206

by DrFran Babcock

In my opinion, The Peace on Earth hunt is the best free hunt in Second Life™. If you have been following Desirée’s progress, as you should be doing, you know that she was unearthed some spectacular prizes, and she still has over 100 to go!

Out of respect for the creators of this hunt I am not giving SLurls to the locations of the hunt prizes, but I am telling you the names of the stores in which the prize object—a globe with three doves on it—can be found. There are hints for this hunt, and they can be found here:

That said, let’s conclude Desirée’s marathon of unboxing:

Picture One: Who says Christmas and Holidays have to be only red and green. This neutral skybox from Silent Woods is a great backdrop for a picture:

Eyes: Sterling Artistry Eyes
Hair Jewelry: Vintage Jewels - Fascinator
Background: Silent Woods Frostbite Skybox
Shape: Magic Avi Small Shape

Picture Two: 

 Every once in a while a prize comes along that is so good that even my friends who disdain freebies have to go and get it. This Vintage Teal Gown from HUDSONS is one of those prizes. How can you resist?sit

Gown: HUDSONS Vintage Teal
Jewelry: Exquisite Falling Hearts Necklace, earrings, and bangles

Picture Three: 

 Gowns, gowns, and more gowns. The Peace on Earth creators realize how many formal affairs take place during the holidays. Here’s just a few:

1.     INNUENDO Italian Style APPLE Gown BK – sunglasses
2.     Ever An' Angel Siochain Gown, comes with gloss and eyeshadow tattoos
3.     Flowerdreams Creations by Nile Karas: Innocence Gown...not mesh
4.     Morea Style Eleonore Kingly Gown

Picture Four: 

A complete outfit requires a nice location. Here, Desirée poses at Christmas Town:

Outfit: ~*~Felicia's Fashions~*~ Gillian Christmas Set

Picture Five: 

This picture has another one of the things for which the POE Hunt is known, and that’s fun. Hanaya’s Home and Garden’s Rideau Canal Skating Shack not only lets you set up shop renting skates, but gives anyone who touches a nice set of animated skates. Here is Desirée, alongside the Hiro Canal in Varney, dispensing fun.

Desirée is wearing:
Hair Bow: Xen's Hats Alva Headband
Dress: LavandaChic Kokeshi Peace & Love Bag Wilson's Closet Mesh Dress

Picture Six:

1.     Egoisme Funky Dress - Alpha
2.     [[ Masoom ]] Sexy Salma Dress
3.     Grumble Mesh Materials Tuxedo Gown with pearls and headbandNew York Couture Techni Color Dream Coat
4.     G Sloane Green Plaid Tunic and Stained Glass Music Box
5.     AIDORU joyful Dress (with appliers, not worn)
6.     Glitterati by Sapphire Minx Top and Leggings

Picture Seven: 

Desirée invited Angela over to help model the posable peace sign from PM Poses:

Dress: Sassy!: Qipao Dress 

Peace Sign: [PM] Poses Peace on Earth Poses

Picture Eight: 

1.     BitsyB Divine Party Dress
2.     ~ ghee ~ Satin Burnout Gown
3.     Bubblez Design Angel Outfit – sadly, the beautiful ethereal wings are not show
4.     DG Designs Princess Coat, Folded Ankle Boots. and Holiday Snowman Stockings
5.     Immerse: Carrie Red Dress
6.     The Wish List Shoppe - Pajama Pants and top...this may be for men, but it looks cute

Picture Nine: 

It’s hard to make a nice mesh gown, but this flirty number from Kawaii Designs will be useful long after the holidays:

Gown: Kawaii Designs Toujours Dress 

Jewelry: Timeless Designs Crystal Magic jewelry

Picture Ten: 

Arlene's Fashions and Designs: POE Glitter Gown with earrings and heels
Necklace: Image Factory Peace Necklace 

Makeup: Shellac Frost Fest Silver Makeup

Picture Eleven: 


1.     Dreamscapes Gallery Holiday Console Table
2.     [ba] barnesworth anumbis holiday fireplace
3.     Poetic Furniture Classic Table "Peace"
4.     [kusshon]"Bergen"christmas rug with tree
5.     ~*~ Inspired ~*~ Peace On Earth Bridge. In the background:*K* Snowflake Tree (decorated) for POE

So, that’s it for this year’s Peace on Earth Hunt, and it may take poor Desirée all the way to next year before she’s rested enough to hunt again. We hope you have found something you want here. Above all: May there 

DrFran Babcock

Friday, December 13, 2013

Peace on Earth Hunt 6: Prizes 51-100

By DrFran Babcock

DrFran’s alt, Desirée, is working her pixels to the bone completing the Peace on Earth Hunt. She keeps asking DrFran if she can stop and rest, but DrFran is pretty adamant: “The readers of SL Newser deserve the best coverage—keep hunting.” So, dear reader, below you will find the edited and selected booty from hunts prizes 51-100. Please remember that the names of the store are given, but no SLurls. It is really not hard to find the stores with Search. If you need any help, do not hesitate to IM DrFran for a lesson in finding things. She taught Desirée everything she knows, and look at the results below.

Note on Presentation: There are a lot of pictures and items here. In order to preserve space and time the pictures are presented along with the venues from whence they come. For more information, and some hints go here:

Photo One:
Dress: Live Me a Dandelion Dress
Bench: Sleepy Hollow Farms Believe Bench
Statue: Ub  Yifu Gallery-Asian Woman Statue

Photo Two: 

(This gown was from the 1-50 numbers in the hunt. I neglected to show it, and it’s one of Desirée’s favorites)

Gown: Kastle Rock Julia Gown
Harp: Couture Harp, that plays an assortment of classical harp tunes
Decorations: Joyous Living Wreath and Candle

Photo Three:

If you have ever shopped for skin you know that good skin is usually very expensive. This BLUSH Skin is more than a good value, since it’s free! BLUSH Skin: RAE

Photo Four: The Peace on Earth Hunt always has a plethora of holiday dresses and gowns for women (and men who wear women’s clothes), and this round is no exception:

1. Debutante: Grecian Gold Gown (also comes in silver in the prize globe)
2. Dressed by Lexi: Opulence Green Gown
3. Shoenique Livia Complete Outfit with fur jacket, dress, shoes, and earrings
4. Romance Couture: Starlight Gown
5. Artizana Soulstice gown in amber

Photo Five:

Pond: Finishing Touches: Angel of Peace Sanctum-this large piece comes with choice of snow or grass groundcover.
Tree: Callie Cline Peace Tree-Callie explains that the dove is removable, allowing Peace on Earth all year round in your home.
Dress: MASH – Paige Dress

Photo Six: 

This was Desirée’s Favorite prize (so far):
Pelleterria Morrisey Western Boot – What is extraordinary about this prize is the hype-realistic texturing on the boots. This is a prize that is not to be missed.

Photo Seven:

Furnishings – hue are you? Mesh curtain, table, stool, and gift packages
Dress: SHIKI – White Party Dress

Photo Eight: 

1. Paisley Daisy Angel Lace Gown (Taken at Christmas Town – Elizabeith Town sim)
2. Blue Moon Enterprises – POE Dress – complete with 3D scene in the skirt
3. Hair with Hat: ChiChikie  - Comes with HUD to change hair texture and hat color
Coat: ArisAris Stars Mini Coast
Pose: Morgane Batista (comes with snowballs, not shown)!
4. Jewelry: Beloved Jewelry – Noel Set
Photo Nine: 

1.Tee Shirt: Citrus 2 n 1Citrus
   Pants - *TuttiFrutti* Sweet December Mesh Jeans
   Jewelry - (Dahlinks )Dreamtime Unisex Bracelet
2. Bed - An Lema Bed, Table and rug
3. Decorations - Sonata Morales: Tree, Wreath, & animated train.
   Table and Chairs - Piddlers Perch Cottage Dinette for Two
   Dress - 1Hundred VIP Dress

So, if you didn’t see something here you liked, stay tuned, because there are still about 100 prizes to go!

DrFran Babcock

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Peace on Earth Hunt 6, Part 1

by DrFran Babcock 

The Peace on Earth Hunt (POE) is my favorite hunt every year. It comes during the holiday season, and offers free gifts from most of the major content creators in Second Life™. I have friends who look askance at freebies in SL, but in my opinion, not only are they great, but hunts can introduce you to new stores and new shopping opportunities. This year, the sixth time the hunt is being offered, there are over 200 prizes, with delights for everyone: Skin, poses, men's clothes, furniture, jewelry, and gowns galore. 

A Little Disappointing News - Maybe: 
My usual hunt report procedure is to show the prizes, and give the reader a SLurl to the prize location, but the Peace on Earth Hunt organizer, Sequoia Nightfire has not provided  the names of the  participating venues. I will provide you with the names of the content creators, but I will leave you to find the stores, and locate the hunt item: a globe of the world with doves on it. The hint blog is here: . Join my alt as she shows you items selected from hunt prizes 1-50. 

Picture One 

The quality of the gifts in POE6 is not up for negotiation. The white cat that circles Desirée, my alt, is from the great KittyCats who make breedable kittens that interact in very lifelike ways. This kitty, chasing a halo and moving its tails and paws does not require food, and will happily accompany you on all of your rounds. Remember that this is free, and very much worth it. 

The dress is from LivGlam, the Dance Like This, and it's original mesh, with delicate ruffles on the neckline and cuffs. The shiny black pumps are from Lindy Modern and Retro Shoes, and will remain a staple of Desirée's wardrobe.The screen and carpet are and by Sequoia Style , the bah humbug signs by Nexus Arts, the skin is the Elena Skin by Styles by Kira. Everything you see is free, even the hair which is an old group gift from Eaters Coma. 

Picture Two 

This picture was taken at the Christmas Town 2013, (Elizabeth Town sim), and highlights just one amazing complete outfit, the Très Beau "Celtic Crimson," that looks to me like something a Russian princess would wear. 

Picture Three 

Sascha's Design's prize is this amazing sky blue gown, that would be perfect for any holiday event. Sascha Frangilli has been designing since 2007, and has won several Avi Choice Awards. Her gowns are well known for their glamorous details.  

 Picture Four 

We are so happy the Sway Dench (Sway's) is back in world and creating. For POE6 she offers a Yin-Yang Shelf that comes, as shown, with items in it, or bare, so you can put your own goodies in it.The POE Shirt and Sweater come from Legal Insanity, and make a nice alternative from all the holiday glitter. The neko ears and fluffy tail come from Shattered. There are also undecorated ears and a slender tail in the prize globe, and everything is animated. 

Picture Five 

Desirée went wild with these gold items, although DrFran doesn't much care for prim nails. The stunning dress by Journey for Prism is the Babe, and the +WTG+ Holy Gold  jeweled nails come with a great sizing HUD, so that they will fit almost everybody. 

Picture Six 

The Shimmer Dress from Gizza was one of the nicest items in the hunt. It's old-school in that it's not mesh, but the sparkle layer on the skirt is dazzling. Paired with the blue skin from Dulce Secrets,  the Bliensen + MaiTai Ison Earrings, and Chop Zuey's Men's Gift—Black Tooth Grin Necklace Desirée looks mighty attractive, and she didn't have to spend a lot. 

Picture Seven 

This Epais Dress from Snowpaws is very reminiscent of the dress worn by Shimmer in the first Hunger Games movie. It is ethereal and whimsical at the same time. Desirée opted for the Ison earrings again, because they went so well. 

Picture Eight 

The last picture displays an astounding, complete holiday living room that is complete with working fireplace, and comfy chairs with great sit poses. Dench Designs has created a true masterpiece. Desirée remained in this room, and had to be cajoled to continue the hunt. She finally agreed to continue, and left wearing the mesh  QUEEN gown from EVOLVE. 

The Peace on Earth Hunt 6 
This hunt will run until January 6, 2014, and since it's so big, you had best get started now. There is a hunt group, and its members are chatty and helpful. Of course, there is more to come. Stay tuned for a summary of the choicest gifts from POE6.

DrFran Babcock