Friday, February 14, 2014

DrFran’s Alt Finds the Best of the Hunts

By DrFran Babcock

The information in this article reflects the highly opinionated views of Desirée as she surveyed the current crop of February hunts. Granted, February hunts will be filled with Valentine’s Day goodies, but even amongst all the red and pink hearts there are some other great finds. In fact, the finds were so wonderful that Desirée was able to convince DrFran to grap some prizes.

So, join us as we romp through the grid, collecting freebies or dollarbies with abandon. There is even one group lucky board item worth mentioning.

Picture 1: 

Follow Your Heart Hunt #16 Latex Station – It’s really hard to make latex shine correctly on clothing without using mesh, but the creator at Latex Station has mastered this technique. Desirée looks positively diabolical as she poses on the perfect sim to match her catsuit: Hell. Her little friend looks on quite approvingly.

Visit Hell (156, 44, 79)

Picture 2: 

1.     Follow Your Heart Hunt#19: Pink halter dress: BlackRose Halter Dress in Pink. This is a materials enabled dress that really sparkles nicely.
2.     Follow Your Heart Hunt #14 Loordes of London Boho Shrug. This shop is most often known for it’s great shoes and boots, but they seem to be branching out, and it’s a good decision they have made. I
3.     Follow Your Heart Hunt #9, 10, and 11: Uni-qu3 in Rainbow's Custom Jewelry and Mini-mall. There are three prizes here, and if you find them all, you will walk or fly or TP away with a nice set of pants, top and pocketbook. All three are in mesh, as are most things nowadays.
4.     Follow Your Heart Hunt #15:Toxic Love Outfit VIPS Creations

Picture 3

Left: Tainted Love Hunt #46 - MiChiCGaNs ShAcK Cuddle Heart-Shaped Bed. This bed has single and couple poses in it, and is just an all-around nice texturing job. One single pose will have you on your stomach at a laptop with Second Life™ on the screen.
Right: Tainted Love #37*paper moon* Obsessive Love Altar. What an adorable build this is. You can slip your own photos onto the three frame surfaces, and DrFran was compelled to equip the alter with her favorite bat.

Picture 4

Last, but not least, DrFran headed over to the lovely Edloe Island, Edloe (146, 106, 28) home of everyone’s favorite, Crap Mariner, to pose in one hunt prize and one Lucky Board Group Gift.

Left: Jack or Jill Hunt #18: Sassy! - White Lies Dress. The shine and shape of this dress make it a keeper. The wrinkles in the front of the mesh dress are very well done.

Right: **milky-way* Spring Sweater and Pleated mini, Lucky Board Group Member Gift. The group is free to join, and there are other Lucky Boards in the adorable shop.

So, here are a few goodies for you, but you must hurry. The Tainted Love Hunt and Jack and Jill Hunt end February 28th, and The Follow Your Heart Hunt ends on the 22nd.

I also heard a rumor that DrFran is going to get furry and go look for freebies and finds, but that may be just a rumor.

DrFran Babcock

Monday, February 3, 2014

DrFran’s Alt Goes Hunting – The Kubes Hunt

By DrFran Babcock

To be honest, Desirée hunts just a bit too much. In fact, she hogs DrFran’s internet resources on such a regular basis that it prevents the Dear Doctor from getting in her regular quota of serious feature articles in SL Newser. So, if you miss The Oldbie Project, blame Desirée.

There are always many hunts taking place in Second Life™, and some of the shops are in almost every single one of them. Desirée was very excited to find the Kubes Hunt, because the names of the stores participating were not the usual assortment. This is a one Linden hunt, with 35 stops (some were not actually available), so it will cost you about 35L to complete, but that’s really a small price to play, because many of the gifts are worth more than that on their own. The theme of the hunt is anything cubic, which means that there were many seating options, as you will see.

For this hunt Desirée will provide all the information you need to either do the whole hunt path, or to fetch those items that interest you. Come along and see the prizes that are in store in The Kubes Hunt.

Picture One – Taken on Linden Endowment for the Arts 14 (LEA14) The Art of Birding (This scene is from a very famous old horror movie. Can you name it? IM DrFran Babcock with your answers:

Kube #1: OPAL Jewelry – Plum Necklace (and ring) – Materials Ready

Kube #2 - MIRUS - KISS Red Mesh Dress

Picture Two: Taken on LEA29 – Are there strangers among us? This is a fun sim to explore but, be careful the aliens don’t get you.

Kube #5 U-Refined{U..R.} Case Closed Dress (Desirée says: really nice )
Kube #15 JOOPS Colourful Cube RIngs

Picture Three: Taken on LEA17 with statue by DrFran’s old friend Corcosman Voom
 Kube #6 Senso Kubes hunt Top and Skirt - this outfit has no panties, so you need some, but the flippy skirt is just darling.

Picture Four: Taken at Desirée’s secret platform:

Kube #16 Virtual Textures Soft Squares - 12 fabric textures that are used as the background in a few of the pictures here.
Kube #7 Bacidalucia cubik lace body suit – this not PG outfit is very well done, but does require pasties to be worn in public.
Kube #9 Frogstar Birdhouse (color-change)
#29 Phoebe - Dices Belly Piercing (close-up in inset)

Picture Five:

Kube #16 Virtual Textures background(again)

Kube #20 irrie’s Dollhouse {DH} Vintage Origami Cushion Galland Homes Floating Cube Table

Picture Six:

Kubes #35 BOHEMIAN GYPSY Kubes Hangout with 7 animations

Kubes  #38 Jess's Dream Dreaming of Cubes Dress and feather Boa

Picture Seven: taken on LEA19 the Interim Project

Picture Eight:

Kube #34 Akeana’s Architecture Cozy Comfort Cube, with many poses for the bed

Kube #28 Jess’ Dream – Dreaming of Kubes Gown and boa

Picture Nine: There were many seating options in this hunt. This is a few of them:

Kube #31 ODDZ N ENDZ - Kubed Mesh Shelf & Ottoman (left and center objects) 

Kube #33 (In)Discretions - Kubz Crate Shelves with Geek and Nerd words in them
Kube #24 {Sickly SWEET} Square Pouffes - Aqua

Picture Ten: For this last photo Desirée gathered up a few of her friends to demonstrate her favorite find in the hunt.

Kube  #17 Prestique -Granite Kubes with 6 sits. The textures on this multi-sit object are very well done, and the poses are fun, and fully adjustable.

Everyone in the picture is wearing prize number 19 from the hunt:
Kube #19 meshTheory Black Mesh Tee with Cube graphic

Desirée gives this hunt her highest rating, because most of the objects are found easily, the prizes are worth the one linden, and the majority of the shops were unknown to her, and she will go back and spend tons of DrFran’s hard-earned money in them. Until the next hunt or freebie event, ciao.

 SLurls and Hints for the Kubes Hunt:

DrFran Babcock