UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Everything at Sweet Evil Is Free!

I received a tip via the Freebie Queens Discord server, that everything at the Sweet Evil in-world store was free, so last night I went down to check it out.

I am having some trouble coming up with a politically correct way to describe the majority of the womenswear for sale at Sweet Evil. Suffice it to say that I have rarely encountered such a comprehensive array of skin-baring outfits in one store! Not my particular style, but your mileage may vary…after all, many would argue that if you have the perfect body in Second Life, why not show it off? However, wearing a lot of this clothing will certainly get you tossed out of clubs with strictly-enforced dress codes, such as Bray’s Place (my community of choice), where you are requested to keep your nipples, vagina, and asscheeks covered.

However, especially among the tops, I was able to pick out several more modest items. Much of the apparel comes in two versions, one with patterns and another with a colour tinting HUD. Here’s an example, an underwire tank top which comes in a tintable cotton texture, a tintable satin texture, and a one version with a patterns HUD:

All you have to do is right-click on the vendor panels, and select the Deliver option when a blue menu appears in the upper right-hand-corner of your viewer (do not left-click and select Pay; that way you have to pay L$1 for each item).

Below, Vanity Fair is wearing the Tight Turtleneck, which offers you a variety of 15 preset colours for each of the body, sleeves, and turtleneck separately, plus a colour HUD to allow you to tint it to match any outfit. Very versatile!

You should also know that word has obviously gotten out since yesterday, and the Sweet Evil store was much busier today than it was when I paid my visits yesterday evening. Today, I also found that the overwhelmed CasperVend systems in the store took as long as 20 to 30 minutes to deliver some items, and some items were delivered multiple times. So please set aside an hour if you are going to come ransack the store, okay? 😉

Also, I can find no information, either in the store or in the store group, about why the owner is holding this giveaway, nor how long we can expect it to last. Is it a Black Friday sale? (Can you call it a sale if it’s all free?) Who knows. So, if you are in the market for skimpy, skin-revealing clothing, you might want to pop into Sweet Evil soon. Here’s your taxi.

UPDATE 9:21 p.m.: Well, over the past two hours, I have received so many erroneous, duplicate deliveries from the CasperVend panels at Sweet Evil that I had to mute messages from the store. So be warned, the CasperVend system at Sweet Evil is completely overwhelmed and malfunctioning badly.

UPDATE Dec. 4th, 2020: A couple of people have informed me that the Sweet Evil store has now permanently shut down.

UPDATED! Black Friday Sales in Second Life, Sinespace, and Cryptovoxels

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Checking my WordPress statistics for this blog, I have seen a lot of traffic this week from people looking for Black Friday sales in Second Life and other virtual worlds, so I have decided to compile this blogpost.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a virtual Black Friday sale you wish to promote, please just add a comment to this blogpost, thank you! I will NOT be constantly updating this blogpost with details on individual store sales, I don’t have time this week!


Second Life

UPDATE November 28th, 2020: If you are looking for the ultimate list of Second Life Black Friday sales, this Google Docs spreadsheet lists 366 stores in alphabetical order, giving SLURLs, sale start and end dates, and in a few cases, sale details.

UPDATE November 26th, 2020: The Fabulously Free in SL blog has just published their annual FabFree Black Friday Sale Listing, which is quite comprehensive!

UPDATE November 25th, 2020: Perhaps the most comprehensive sales listing has been published by the TeleportHub.com group, and is called the Black Friday Weekend Sale 2020. Over 130 Second Life stores are in this listing:


I want to profusely thank Holger Gilruth, who operates the Secondlife Discord server and the popular Secondlife group on Facebook (with nearly 15,000 members). As some of you already know, I have decided to personally boycott of Facebook and Oculus products and services, so I am no longer on the Facebook social network, and I am therefore no longer a member of any of the many Second Life groups there.

Holger was kind enough to share with me via Discord chat this morning, just a few of the Black Friday sales which were posted today in his Secondlife group on Facebook (and if you still have a Facebook account, you can use the link I posted above to visit and join his group):

TROPIX (SLURL):

YM SHOP (SLURL):

Pose Shoppe (SLURL):

Blackstone (SLURL):

PRETTY LIARS (SLURL):

Red’s Little Secrets (SLURL):

In other news, LeLutka is having a 50% Off Black Friday Sale on all their mesh heads from November 27th to 29th (SLURL). Thank you to Kira for the tip!

Daisy Haven shared with me that AVALE is having a 50% Off Sale, starting today and running until November 27th (SLURL):

Daisy also tells me that CHSkins (SLURL) is having a 50% refund sale (except gachas), on now until Nov. 30th. Thanks, Daisy!

Ari-Pari is having a Black Friday sale running from November 27th through December 1st. Gift cards will be 50% off and new releases will be 25% off. This sale is only at the Ari-Pari main store (SLURL). Thanks to Wyld for the heads-up!

Asia Ristow has sent me a link to a Flickr gallery with images of Black Friday 2020 sales in Second Life, compiled by Galaxy Doll, which you might find useful…and Asia also provided the following short list of noteworthy sales:

7 Deadly sKins – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Crest/129/44/41
BLACK FRIDAY 10 LINDEN skin offer of the day https://gyazo.com/54b5dd3ee6b11fda80c5bdba311fa718
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shadow%20Crest/129/44/41 

Cheeky Pea – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cheeky%20Pea/27/133/21
Gift cards purchased from the special Black Friday Gift Card Stand are 50% off for everyone, and VIP members get an EXTRA 10% off! (Make sure you wear your tag!)

LOGO’s free heads are still available until the 26th.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Eventide%20Far%20East/182/76/800

Magika – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Magika/
Get an instant refund of 30% on all mainstore purchases during Magika’s annual Black Friday sale. This applies to everything except group offers and gift cards.  20 – 30 November, 2020.

THIS IS WRONG – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infinite%20Spirit/95/87/1101
This year we want to make something special for you! From Nov 26th to Nov 30th all shines @ the inworld store will be 40% OFF!!!

TOP1SALON & ROULY – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ocean%20Drive/131/145/188Starting the 21st BIG BLACK FRIDAY SALE 60% off! Sales continue until November 30th. But also in each of the stores, one of the products will cost 25L$ these products will change each everyday of the sale from 21 to 30 November.

Thank you so much, Asia!

MoonBubble of the SL New Release Feed Discord server (here’s an invite link) tells me that she been adding quite a few Black Friday sales to her #store-sales channel, and she plans to add more this week. Thanks, Moon!

Bixyl (who is a member of the RyanSchultz.com Discord server) tells me that there is a Black Friday sale at Furry Fashion (SLURL). Thanks, Bixyl!

And Bleue reached out to me on Discord to tell me about Salem:

My name is Bleue. Blogger Manager at Salem. I am reaching out as I saw that you’re sharing Black Friday sales on your blog site. Salem is starting its sale soon, and I was wondering if I could share the ad with you once it’s released? From there, could you help me spread the word about Salem? If possible? Thank you for your attention to this matter!

Official Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/157510866@N08/ Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salem.Secondlife

The sale will commence on the 26th of this month. It’ll be 35% off the whole store, excluding gachas and new releases.

Thanks, Bleue!

Morbid Emor also contacted me regarding MOEKO, MORBID, and Stargazer:

Hi. I saw your message about Black Friday on the Second Life Syndicate channel. I love your blog – this is such an awesome idea. I have two brands, MORBID & MOEKO, and am business partner with Aggie Mactavish with Stargazer. We have Black Friday sales and have also just moved to some awesome new stores as well. I’m giving you the details here.

MORBID: Black Friday – week long sale from 25 Nov – 2 Dec – 50% off everything including gachas to celebrate move to new awesome store. Brand new group gifts, weekly sales. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/147/215/1302

Stargazer: Black Friday sales to celebrate move to new store: 50L select items, 100L skins, 40L gachas – 27-29 Nov SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/165/19/1354

MOEKO: Black Friday – week long sale from 25 Nov – 2 Dec – 50% off everything including gachas and gift cards to celebrate move to new store. Brand new group gifts, weekly sales. SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Venus/150/153/1302

Session – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/kunst/177/185/23 Session will have 10 popular skins at Black Friday Sale from November 27th till 30th ♥ Get your discount with the Skin addiction tag!

Thank you, Morbid!

LALA sent me information about the Black Friday sales at LeiMotiv and Ariskea (both are links to Flickr images), and she added that there was a big sale at mesh head maker LAQ:

LAQ is also currently having a 75% off everything members only sale, they didn’t specify when it ends.

Thanks, LALA!

Kieran Stephens mentions that Booty’s Beauty is having a Black Friday sale from Nov. 25th to 27th. Here’s links to her in-world store and SL Marketplace store.

Also, the Second Life vlogger mzjazzy maii (a.k.a BunnyBoo) has compiled a very helpful list of stores which are having Black Friday sales in the following 12-minute YouTube video (there’s a list of the stores and SLURLs in the full video description):

And finally, although it is not technically a Good Friday sale, I have been informed that Ellnique Designs is closing. The owner tells me:

CLOSING DOWN SALE: everything L$25! With a heavy heart I am closing down Ellnique Designs (was Shoenique Designs) [after] 11 years of hard work. Now I am moving to Sansar and taking my designs there. More than welcome to join me. Thanks to all Members that have supported me for 9 years in Second Life. Everything L$25! Official closing day 31st December. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Mimosa%20Island/231/219/350


Sinespace

Gaby, the owner of Anatomy mesh heads and bodies, and PrettyDeceased apparel, tells me:

Pretty Deceased & Anatomy are still 50% off, decided to leave it also for Black Friday.

Thanks, Gaby! I have written about the Anatomy line of female heads and bodies before, here on my blog.


Cryptovoxels

If you are in the blockchain-based virtual world of Cryptovoxels, you might be interested in the following: JuRo Noble Arts is having a 50% Off Sale: Noyb, the proprietor, tells me:

Hey, about [those] Black Friday deals in the metaverse…We will have half price on our NFT purchases through Cryptovoxels from Friday to Monday.

Here’s your taxi to JuRo Nobel Arts!


Photo by Ashkan Forouzani on Unsplash

Second Life Creator Spotlight: The Latest Releases from Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai of Silvan Moon Designs

This is the first post in a new category I call the Second Life Creator Spotlight, where I focus on the work of the many talented fashion designers and content creators in Second Life. Due to a miscommunication, I had not received any new releases from Silvan Moon Designs for quite some time, and then, suddenly, I got a whole bunch, all at once!

Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai, the owners of Silvan Moon Designs, do such amazing work that I wanted to showcase three of their recent releases. Silvan Moon Designs (SLURL to their in-world storeSL MarketplaceFlickr) specializes in historical, fantasy, and role play outfits. Both my main Second Life avatar, Vanity Fair, and my medieval roleplay avatar, Scarborough Fair, own dozens of their truly wonderful dresses and gowns! (Yes, those are their honest-to-God legacy names; I got extremely lucky when “Fair” was available as an SL last name for only a two-week period back in April 2008, and I immediately snapped up both names!)

Just one past example of Bee Dumpling and Solas NaGealai’s beautiful work for Silvan Moon Designs: the fantastical Iracebeth of Crims Gown (please see this blogpost for more pictures and details)

The fabulous Prima Donna gown comes in three parts: a corset top, a full skirt, and a lovely extra touch: separate, detachable sprigs of holly to add to the skirt, perfect for your next virtual Christmas celebration! This gorgeous gown comes in seven different colours: amethyst, black, crimson, emerald, sapphire, turquoise, and violet (shown here), and fits the Maitreya Lara body.

This gown features a laced-up back, and a huge bow on the skirt. Just add a fan and some opera glasses, and you’re ready to turn some heads at your next party!


The romantic, puffed-sleeve Princess Buttercup gown can be worn alone, or with the included translucent overskirt, and is available in the following six colours: blush, mint, periwinkle, pink (as shown below), teal, and white, at L$450 each. This gown comes in sizes to fit both Maitreya Lara and Slink female mesh bodies.


Finally, we have the Seventh Oracle gown, which also comes in sizes to fit Maitreya and Slink. This gown is the same design and price as the Princess Buttercup gown, but it comes in black with your choice of six jewel-tone accents: black, cobalt, crimson, emerald, purple and teal.

Once again, you can add an optional translucent overskirt, in the same accent colour as the gown:


By the way, Solas and Bee appear to be in the middle of a complete redesign of the sim where their stores, Silvan Moon Designs and The White Armory, are located:

I went through the entire store, looked and looked, but I could not find the display or the price for the Prima Donna gown! So, if you are wandering around lost, and cannot find any of these gowns, please send a notecard to either Bee Dumpling or Solas NaGealai (a.k.a Solas Enchantment), and I’m quite sure that will be happy to assist you!

Here’s your taxi to the entrance of Silvan Moon Designs.

Vanity Fair is also wearing:

All pictures except the last one were taken at the Angel Manor Estate in Second Life.

UPDATE Nov. 19th, 2020: I have been informed that the Prima Donna gown is currently for sale at the Enchantment shopping event (the theme is Phantom of the Opera, and there is also a free hunt!). Thanks to Gwen Enchanted for the tip!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: The Frees in SL Store

The Frees in SL store

0L$改めLow price Fashion In Second Life is a little-known-about Japanese blog, which sometimes lists freebies that I don’t find on any other SL freebie blogs, and they tipped me off to a freebie store that I hadn’t visited before: the Frees in SL store (SLURL). You do need to join the Frees in SL group to pick up the freebies here (there’s a group join panel on the front desk as you walk in; the group is free).

There are freebies here from a number of SL content creators, which I have not seem before at other freebie stores (and trust, sweetheart; Auntie Ryan has been to them all and ransacked them thoroughly 😉 ), including these outfits for men and women from YDEA:

There’s also some clothing with clever slogans from La Mort Designer and Bottoms Up (the tank top was an instant must-get!):

The tank top on the left says “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”; the COVID-19 black dress on the right warns “6 feet distance or under, it’s your choice” 😉 unfortunately, the vendor panel on the right appears to be broken at the moment, but I have sent a notecard to the owner, so hopefully it will be fixed soon!

On the second floor, there are camping chairs where you can sit for 15 or 20 minutes and win free women’s apparel, as well as lucky boards with clothing for both mesh and classic avatars:

So, I will be adding this new (well, new to me, anyways) freebie store to my constantly-updated blogpost, Ryan’s All-In-One Guide to Freebies in Second Life.

Happy freebie shopping!