Saturday, 30 October 2010

In the not too distant future...

Hi all... plenty going down over the next few days... and speaking of going down - so will my access to SL for the next month. Why? NaNoWriMo... It's become something of an institution for me, and I've got a novel to write as I've started dishing them out at Christmas to family and friends and last year's finished on something of a cliffhanger.

But anyway - News:

31st of October sees a one day sale at Second Style Island. I'll be taking part - naturally - with 33% off all styles there, and an exclusive - Esther.

not only will Esther be going live in time for the sale, it'll also be discounted by 66% - that['s a standard hair pack of four colors for just 60L for the duration of the sale. Ester will also be exclusive to Second Style Island until well into November.

Speaking of November, MoMoSL is happening starting on the 1st:

When I heard about this I had to take part. I've created a new 'tasche for it which is now available in the standard color configurations in the main store. I've dubbed it Heraldo:

The hunt gift will be in four "not for sale" colors - and marks a reappearance of Discord Red, Milk Chocolate, Raven Black and Ash Blonde. Look for the fake mo instore from the morning of the 1st of November.

And on the 5th of November, Discord Designs will be featuring in the Shopping Cart Disco "Disco Deals" event for November, featuring another exclusive fourpack - this time of Brandon, in Raven Black, Milk Chocolate, Ash Blonde and Discord Red, once again...

Further information through the subscribeo, and up here in due course...

Until next time,


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Variations on a theme (not by Paganini)

Greetings one and all to the 301st Discord Designs update... Never really thought I'd get here but... there you go.

Stuff to add - I've made a couple of short braided affairs that I threw out in the wee small hours local time. These themselves have a lot of similarity to the old Kaiba style from way back.

If asked, I've always said that if I could have only made one style I sell - it would have been Kaiba. Unisex, short, braided, and just a little out of the ordinary. Discord Designs to a tee, one might say.

Ryu was an attempt at recreating this in time for HF09... and after HF10 came Omri; which if anything was potentially another stab at a kaiba replacement, but was a little too rigid; maybe...

Now comes Brandon:

OK... Now I may have got it... sculptie fluffy bits, short braids and long messy ends. When I took the pic of my avatar (on the left) I had to stop and stare for a moment. In short - I like it. More than I should otherwise admit.

The other new one out today is a rework - well, retake on Nox. This is another relatively popular unisex braid dating back to a couple of months after the Kaiba appearance in January 2009. Initially designed as male, but failing to be exclusive; it's slightly longer, loose and forward on the right, dragged back on the left. I've called it Lux - Latin for Light, as Nox was Latin for dark.

So there you go... Both currently live at the main store, and in time, doubtlessly, will be populated to the satellites.

Come have a go.

Until next time,


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Today I shall wear purple...

Recently the media has been full of stories of young LGBT people committing suicide as the result of relentless bullying in high schools across the USA. To highlight the problem, to campaign both for the cessation of this hateful bullying, and to empower those going through it with the message that "it gets better", October the 20th has been designated "Wear Purple Day".

I will admit to feeling close to the issue on this one... back in the nineties I went through years of bullying at school, but eventually got through the other side, embraced who I was and discovered that yes - it did indeed get better.

I want to spread the word about this campaign, so I'm making an offer to you all... Join me.

For the next 24 hours, all -dDx- hair, dreads and braids - even the Nethead cables in purple have been discounted to 1L a pack in our primary satellite locations - so you too can wear purple and spread the word.

The discounted hair is available from the -dDx- satellite store on Second Style Island, in the Moonsong Caves and in the Vertigo Shopping centre on Medallion; just to the left of the club entrance. Check out the latest post in the subscribeomatic in any store for the list of SLURLS.

So come by... grab yourself some purple hair for a Linden... and spread the word.

Until next time,