Friday, 16 October 2015

Running Repairs on the Femdom Hunt!

You know, the Femdom Hunt VI only just started today, and already I have had to make some repairs. Make sure you head over to the main hunt blog to keep up to date with all the latest news as the fun continues over the next two weeks! And scroll down this page for a sneak peek at the Evelock gifts in the hunt too!

Some repairs were more fun than others:

I do hope your lives are treating you well.

Bright Blessings,

Eve :)

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Femdom Hunting and Gachas!

Hello!  I've been all sorts of busy again and I'm getting very excited about the upcoming Femdom Hunt, the SIXTH one! Naturally that means I have made a bunch of gifts for you all to grab as you go round.

I may have got a little carried away and perhaps made too many teeshirts, so I tossed them into some Gacha machines for very little money. Turn right just inside the doors of the main Studio location (Landmark up on the right there) and head for the lucky board, you'll see the machines just beside the pig.

Pig? Yes, the wearable flying pig that is a free gift for everyone, why not grab one if that's your kind of thing? Anyway, some pictures would help I guess :

SPOILER ALERT, if you don't want to know what the Evelock gifts for the Femdom Hunt VI are, don't look at the rest of this post!








Thought you might look! Happy hunting folks, hope to see you during the hunt!

Hope all your lives are treating you well,
Bright Blessings
Eve :)

Friday, 10 July 2015

It's Bloomin' Busy Around Here!

So much to do, and so much to tell you about. First, and most important, Evelock is FOUR YEARS OLD! I never dreamed when I set up with a tiny bit of wall at Nova's store that I would wind up with a whole shop covering 3 floors and on its 6th incarnation. I could not have done it without the support of my friends and my customers... so, thank you. Every last one of you.  To celebrate, I'm throwing a party on Saturday 11th June at 3pm SLT, in the Roof Garden of the NEW STORE!

So, that's a PARTY at 3pm SLT, at the ROOF GARDEN on the top floor of the NEW STORE, *this* Saturday, I would love to see you there :)

Also, a bunch of new releases to tell you about, including my first foray into the wonderful world of SLINK shoes! As often happens, I wanted something and couldn't find quite the right thing, so I made it. One thing led to another and all of a sudden, there were 12 new products. Well, 9 really, but with three complete sets, it becomes 12. Anyway, I got a bee in my bonnet about vintage floral prints, and wound up making one, then another two. Naturally they needed to be applied to something...

I'm showing the complete outfits here, but each part is available on its own too. Please do try a demo for the dress, it's rigged mesh, so you can't alter the fit. I was aiming for classically feminine and chic with frills or fuss, and I think I nailed it. A shout out has to go to the lovely Anna for helping me work out what to call them. In the end, with her assistance, I settled on Loren as the name for the range, because I can absolutely see Sophia rocking this particular style. I hope you agree, and perhaps can even see yourself in it too.

You can grab them either in-world (check up to the right for location links) or on marketplace. Don't forget to pick up your free gifts and have a play with the lucky boards too!

I think that's about all for now. I've been a busy thing, and to cap it all, I even get to see my Sue in real life again very soon. How lucky can one woman get?! I do hope your lives are treating you well,

Bright Blessings,

Eve :)

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Putting on the GLITZ!

Hi there!

I mentioned a while back that I was working on a new release and it's finally finished! It took quite a while on account of hand setting over 200 gems takes time. I am very pleased with the result though, and I hope that you like it. This is my first all mesh jewellery set, but don't worry, it's unrigged so you can move it around as you like and it's still copy and mod so you can make it your own, just PLEASE take a copy first, it's darned fiddly!

Glitz was born as a result of a commissioned design for a good friend. As she said "everyone needs a bit of glitz", and she is so right. Contemporary design with classic lines, using traditional materials, I do hope this set can find a home in your wardrobe. I love how the gems glitter gently as the light hits each facet.

You can grab your copy on Marketplace, or in-world (check up on the right for the locations). Right, back to the workshop, it's about time I updated the Lucky Boards and gave you guys a new gift, right? In the meantime I hope all your lives are treating you well.

Bright Blessings, Eve :)

P.S. How about a picture or two?

Friday, 20 February 2015

Sometimes I DJ too...

Hi! It's been a while so I figured I should say something. I can't really say much about the new release I'm working on yet, so I thought I might share some of my brain with you. Some of you know that I DJ in Second Life. If you didn't, and you'd like to catch a set, check out my in-world profile for wheres and whens, I'd love to see you. In any event, it's not just as simple a thing as some folks think, so in the interests of public awareness:

Some thoughts on virtual DJing...

It seems that in many, many places on the grid there's always some charlatan banging on about "tip the DJ!", "show some Linden Love to the DJ!" and so on, right? Stupid, stupid people, it's only some geek sat at a keyboard throwing some tunes around, right?

WRONG. Oh so very wrong.

Actually, I totally get how being hectored to tip every five minutes, as happens in some places, can get to be seriously irritating and ruin the mood of a party. So let's assume we're talking about nice parties where you might be reminded a couple or three times in a two hour slot to tip the DJ, deal?

Most of the DJs I know honestly do it for the love of music and entertainment. We really want you folks to have fun when you come to our sets, it makes our souls happy! Again, the majority of DJs I know put significant work into crafting a set of tunes for you to listen to - we balance the theme of the party with what's generally popular with the crowd, and also with our own particular "style". It's really not just a random bunch of noise tossed online, I promise.

Yes, there are DJs who just show up and toss a random selection of songs onto the stream, but even those ones are fully deserving of your linden love. Why? Well, that's kind of the point of this post.

You see, virtual DJs almost never finish a set in "profit". Virtual DJs certainly do not do it for the money. That said, every single tip from you is hugely appreciated. None of us is ever going to get rich DJing, but your tip really helps us start to offset the costs.

Costs? Yes, it costs actual, real world money to DJ in the virtual world.

Let's look at some specifics:

DJ Software... without this, the tunes never make it to the stream. Average cost around 200 US Dollars.
A Stream... without this, the tunes are not broadcast and no-one can listen. Average cost around 100 US Dollars per annum.
The music... not a lot of point in DJing without tunes, now is there? Let's assume an average of 70 cents per track, and a modest library of 10,000 tracks. that's 7,000 US Dollars right there.

Now, in an average set in, say, Second Life, a DJ can expect that a party goer will tip 100L$ per set.
Not every person at the party will tip.
A party in Second Life is considered a roaring success if 30 people show up.
Let's assume half of the folks at the party will tip... so, 15 times 100 is 1500L$, or 6.20 US Dollars.

Wow, this is not stacking up at all well, is it?

We also forgot something... it takes TIME to prepare a set.

Let's assume a set is going to be 2 hours long. It will take roughly that long to choose, and check, enough tracks to fill a 2 hour slot. So, we're looking at a minimum of 4 hours work to create the entertainment that wins the DJ a stunning 6.20 US Dollars.  That's 1.55 US Dollars per hour. Liveable wage? Hardly!

Even if we amortise costs over time, you need to have DJed for a frightening 2,580 hours to get back costs. Or a solid, non-stop 107 days. Or if we're talking about 2 hour slots, 1290 of them. At a moderate 2 slots per week, that's 645 weeks of DJing. Long time, huh?

So, you think DJing is about the money still? Believe me, it really is not. So, next time someone at a party says "show some linden love to the DJ", dip your hand into your pocket and shell out 100L$, would you? It's only 41 cents, and will help the DJ leave a little less broke than necessary. Let's be honest, you spent more than that on a snack the last time you went outside, didn't you?

We really, honestly, do this DJing thing out of a love of music and entertaining people, help us to spend a little less on it?

Thanks, Eve :)