Steam Kitten

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Commander Zoey Bratt, fearless leader of Her Majesty’s Special Winged Kitten Force, has touched down on another backward planet in the backwaters of the Empire, her mission is to root out all deniers of steam, and give them a jolly good thrashing…

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… these throw-back deniers of progress would drag Her Majesty’s Empire back to the days of horse-drawn carts, and of slavery. It’s the brave commander’s job to change their minds by soundly boxing their ears…

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… if that doesn’t work, she’s happy to blow their asses off…

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… the courageous commander has found that these types find it hard to ride their horse-carts when they are dead. She is no stranger to combat, having come close to her own death many times, but being always re-built, stronger and faster, thanks to the glories of 21st Century, Victorian steam… she’s even had her tail blown off, but was given a better, fluffier, bionic one…

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… with her steam-powered bionic arm, and her steam-driven wings, not to mention her trusty blaster, she fears very little…

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… but she, herself, is feared in all the dark corners of the Empire, by the brutish deniers, many of whom have tried to deny the commander her life, but have payed that price, themselves…

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… ‘For Queen and Empire, Steam Kittens HOOO-AHH!’ she cries…

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… and, fluffy, bionic tail held high, she bounds out the door!

The Quest

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Once, long ago, or, perhaps, a long time from now, two demon Princesses went on a quest. It was a very important quest, because the Red Princess’s immortality depended on it…

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… cupid had, quite maliciously, shot an arrow, well, more like a harpoon, into her heart, through her back. Because she was a powerful demon Princess, the arrow had not behaved as it would have in a mortal… it had been frozen in mid-flight, as it exited her creamy-white chest, the blood frozen in it’s explosion from her body. It hadn’t made her love anyone any more than she already did, what it had done was cause a hole in her psychic field, out of which her demon soul, her immortality, was leaking. She needed to fix this…

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… her sister, the White Princess had come on the quest with her, because it was something to do, and she had been bored…

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… and, hell, this was interesting! The Red Princess used her powerful scrying magic, to chart their course through this strange land they had found themselves in, directing her and her sister forward, toward something she could feel might help her with her problem…

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… ‘Something is here, sister’ she said to the White Princess…

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… ‘Does it hurt, sister?’ asked the White Princess… ‘Stop asking me that, sister,’ replied the Red Princess, gritting her perfect, razor-sharp teeth in pain…

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… ‘It’s this way…’ she said…

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… ‘… it’s here, somewhere close…’ she said…

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… ‘What’s that, over there?’ asked the White Princess…

Strangers in a Stranger Land

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Zoey was keen to be led somewhere… she would have preferred it was to their bed, but Seraphim had spent all day doing creative stuff, mostly around their home, and wanted to get out, so she took her girl…

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… to Memento mori, somewhere Zoey had never been. The little Gynoid was impressed, though, still, more interested in her Mistress, than in her surroundings… Seraphim told her she was incorrigible, which totally delighted her girl. Next, Seraphim took them to Eisa…

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… which is undergoing an almost total rebuild which, if you are familiar with Eisa, is pretty impressive… the place has been almost totally empty all month, Seraphim goes there regularly to chronicle the rebuild, up to the last few days, there have only been three buildings there, so far. Seraphim was delighted to see that Tee’s apartment block had been put back, though in a new place…

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… she thinks it’s a different Bushnell Suites, as this one is empty, and she knows Tee is still ensconced in her one, high above Eisa…

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… the Eisa elite have moved up into giant hard-drives, in the sky above Eisa, uploaded as only Gynoids could be, waiting while they direct the transformation. Below, on the hazy, empty plain, Seraphim and Zoey Zoe Zoe felt like strangers in an even stranger land.

Creating the ‘Fallen Angel’ Shoot

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Seraphim gave her studio a complete texture makeover, for the ‘Fallen Angel’ shoot. This was possible, because she built the whole place herself, using basic prims and full-perms mesh items, so she can change the textures to suit her needs, whenever she wants to. The winged pose chair isn’t full perms, but she can modify it’s textures, which is very useful…

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… she picked up the doors and the columns from the full-perms fair a few days ago, they fitted her vision for the set, perfectly. All the textures she uses are her own work…

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… she put some of her beautiful, glowing ‘shrooms’ in the space behind the walls, to create the ambient light that shines through, into the room… sometimes the limits of SL lighting effects can work advantageously…

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… after a few days work, she had the ‘tomb’ space the way she wanted it. Once again, while the spiky vines are not full-perm, she can, and did, alter their texture to suit her needs…

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… once she had Zoey’s ‘dream-landing’ space set up, she was ready to go…

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… the star arrived, saying ‘I’s a witch’, which Seri could, in fact, see. After she’d told Zoey she was a very cute witch, Seri suggested Zoey wear something more ‘Through-the-looking-glass-ish’, which was one of the themes Seri had been working with, here. Zoey came up with the gorgeous outfit she wore for the shoot, and while it wasn’t what Seri had initially had in mind, it was much better… they were ready to go, and Seri rolled her camera…

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… taking hundreds of images, until the final shot. Seri and Zoey adore each other, and had lots of fun creating ‘Fallen Angel’…

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… this morning, Zoey was delighted when Seraphim showed her she now has an entire floor to herself, in the recently expanded ‘New Placebo Gallery’.

 

Fallen Angel

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Zoey woke up in a falling dream… or, at least, she thought it was a dream she’d awoken in, she wasn’t sure… didn’t know how long she’d actually been falling…

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… it seemed like a very long time, perhaps… for ever?…

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… and, suddenly, she landed. No thud, or jolt, she was just… standing here, not falling, any more… ‘very strange…’ thought Zoey. She noticed a rather grand door, so headed over to it…

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… she tapped on it, rather tentatively, with her claws… ‘hello…?’, called the little neko outside the dream-door…

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… which swung inward, without a sound…

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… as she walked into the tomb-like interior, Zoey thought ‘It’s just as well I’m dreaming, otherwise, I’d be very frightened…’… the passage felt like it had been undisturbed for millennia…

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‘oh!’ exclaimed Zoey, when she saw what was inside… she felt an immediate attraction to the winged chair, despite the thorny tentacles that seemed to be guarding it…

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… despite herself, the little dreamer timidly stepped closer…

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… knowing she had no choice, but to sit on the chair…

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… which she did…

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… she’s not sure how long ago that was, now…

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… seems like forever…

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… occasionally she dreams she is falling…

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… falling away from this silent tomb.