I'd heard earlier this morning that Bland was having a sale. I knew only that their famed "Subtle Dress" was also on sale.
Would I'd never asked...but I had to know.
(Click for the larger image, if you're really curious.)
Well. Now I know. And knowing is...something.
Still, all separates are marked down to L$25, all dresses down to L$50, and all shoes--all four pair of them--are at L$20 until the sale ends and Bland closes. It's modern wear, all of it, but with simple clean lines that are not unappealing.
Save for the Subtle Dress.
Before that, though, Creator Allen was in the throes of intense creation--namely, Cecil, which is now out at Autogenic Alchemy. It nearly didn't happen at all, though, because the sandbox we frequent suddenly--and mysteriously!--filled up completely on prims.
This was on the astounding side, as 15,000 prims don't vanish instantaneously for no reason.
All we could find was this builder, Midas Blazer, in her temporary workshop about a thousand feet below our position. (We literally fell into her skybox.) She had nearly a full dozen nukes, and three styles of hair rezzed out, along with a platform, a half-hollowed orb, and some other scattered oddities.
Nothing she had added up to 15,000, and plus, there was the communication difficulty...she spoke Spanish, but didn't like my translator; I, speaking English, could never make her understand I didn't speak French.
Finally, I told her I'd contact the fellow who, it turned out, had rezzed all the nukes for some reason. Who asked, when I IMed him, if I could just return them.
I said, as I didn't own the sandbox, I wouldn't be able to, but he could, if he came to her location...and he said he would.
We left soon after; Miss Neome couldn't even attach avatar bits to herself!
Finally, I've begun exploring Mondserrat. Volcanis is by far the more dangerous of the two islands. The "anti-probe" protection scared me more, but the turkeys sent me running screaming into killer bees...and then the UFOs came, and I understood the "anti-probe" devices!
But Verdis, while lovely, also has giant spiders, savagely prowling black panthers, and a Tiki bar.
I fear the Tiki bar.
Still, it's worth another journey. Who knows, I may find something very interesting indeed!
...beyond new ways to die, I mean.
(The song comes from the anime series Chobits, and is sung by Rie Tanaka. It's called Ningyo Hime, which means "Mermaid Princess".)