Monday, July 14, 2008

Re: Pawns on Jabberwocky

I've had several requests from store owners to come to Jabberwocky. Let me say first, its really an honor to have all the stores there now, and to see how many people still have a little bit of fantastical vision within them reguarding Lewis Carroll and Alice. I'm sure Carroll would be pleased to know that his story is still celebrated today!

So.. I was thinking about the Pawns .. and how really important they are in the game of chess. Sure, the larger pieces are prominant and get the most moves.. but the pawns are the tricky little warriors standing proud willing to risk all for the team. When thinking about this in reguards to what I wanted to accomplish with them, it reminds me of the stores that aren't necessarily EGL/Alice related, but couldn't resist making something Alice-y! There are several designers who've made these type of items or want to make something special in the honor of Alice.

Right now I have SIX Pawns on above ground Jabberwocky. I do not plan at this time to add more. I would like specially designed items in these Pawns. All stores on Jabberwocky are free of rent.. however.. I worked hard to ensure uniquely themed quality designs there, so I'll be allowing these shops by application only.

Who can be considered?
1) Those who already have shown some interest in Alice by some sort of previous work OR
2)Those who can prove interest in wanting to contribute AND can show good work examples in their particular area of design. ex. Jewelers who want to design a particular Alice themed crown but haven't yet.
3) Those who are willing to update their works approx. 2 times per year. (This sim is built on honoring Carrolls inspiration, not just free advertising for your store!)

Joining Jabberwocky does NOT mean that you have to be an EGL dress designer (in fact I'd prefer you weren't since I already have several of those on sim).. skinners.. avatar designers.. partical makers... builders.. you're all welcome to apply! The more unique the better!

If you meet these requirements, please send me a notecard with your store name/contact info. Please include why you'd like to be added to Jabberwocky, and why you believe you qualify as well as any photo examples of your content work (and/or what you think you are wanting to design if you haven't any Alice type content so far).

I'll be accepting applications until July 31st and then announce those accepted. Please don't get angry if you don't get accepted! With only 6 pawns, I am forced to narrow it down to the best I can offer Alice appreciators when they come thru the sim. Good luck!

Surrealia Anatine

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Big Update!


1st- 14 couples poses.. in 3 different choices!

The All About Us Collection is a set of 14 animated couples poses. Single couples pose ball sets are L300.

You can save by getting the full 14 pose collection (for over 50% off the individual price!) or a wearable HUD that allows you to take your poses with you anywhere you go. This is a non-sexual couples collection that makes hanging out under the virtual stars, or within a group of friends easy and still PG acceptable!

You can test all the poses here at my new store:

Or at my old store. (Building on the RIGHT side of lm)

#2 In my Jabberwocky store ONLY..

I have new ANIMATED versions of the LolitaAO, Hot StuffAO, and the KyootAO =D

AGAIN.. those newly updated AO's are ONLY at the Jabberwocky location at this time!

Also.. a another note.. when I posted my thank you's yesterday for all the help I received at Jabberwocky, I went and forgot to thank my partner! *facepalms* Thank you Faith Rosenberg for the endless hours upon hours, and days and days of your invaluable help to save my sanity while Jabberwocky was being built. I really can NOT thank you enough.

<3 Surrealia

Friday, July 4, 2008


On July 4th, 1862 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll rowed along the Thames River with a little girl named Alice Liddell. In was in these afternoon hours that the story of Alice in Wonderland was born.

On July 4th, 1865 exactly 3 years from that afternoon, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was first published and released to the world.

Today, July 4th, 2008, 143 years later, Jabberwocky will be released unto the Second Life residents who still appreciate the visions of Wonderland that Carroll gave us all.

Jabberwocky is a unique island with 2 separate areas. Above ground, The Looking Glass Empire ruled by the stern Red Queen. And below ground, The Ruins of Wonderland, where the Royal Queen of Hearts has been laid to rest.

In keeping with tradition, Specially chosen EGL designers have been brought to the sim. Draconic Kiss, Silent Sparrow, Katat0nik, Edelweiss, Silver Rose, Red Queen Designs, and Violet Voltaire. (And The Loony Bin and Catnip as well because any real Alice fan knows how much she loved cats!)

Please join us at 2pm slt in celebrating Alice's Adventures today on Jabberwocky. Come explore the unfinished island, and come watch as it grows.

Special thank you's to Draconic Lioncourt, Chicanery Turnbull, Nectere Niven, and Raven Callisto for building/texturing and helping me realize my own visions for Jabberwocky. *Applauds* I couldn't have brought this to SL without you.

<3 Surrealia