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One of the reasons I was dying for April to start was to follow the Crazy Arse Hair Hunt. On Easter Friday I suddenly realised that was the H day so I immediately stopped everything I was doing and headed to the Hunt Starting Point. The detailed notecard about this hunt was VERY challenging and specifically mentioned we should not count on “normal hairs”. Also, there would be no hint giving nor a blog on the hunt, just because the hunt items would be all in plain sight and no farer than 20 meters away from the landing point.

Well, some of them were, others not really. The fact that the item was a sphere did not helped much either but anyway I was able to do it in just one day, since there were only 40 stores joining in.

As often with most of the hunts on the first day, some of the items were not yet set up in the stores. Others were not simply set for sale. Because we had no other option than collecting each and every item, each time we got stuck I would send the owner and designer a polite reminder where I asked for their help at least in providing the next landmark so I could proceed – not only me, of course, since with time a small brotherhood of hunters had gathered and we were doing this together.

I had the most pleasant surprise when Rose Columbia from NeVerMind replied to my notecard in the nicest way and promptly offered me her item, thus sparing me the pain of going back to a place I had scanned inch by inch before. Not happy with that, a few moments later I received another IM from her allerting me to another item that was still not set for sale some couple of spots aways… and offering me a notecard with all the landmarks of the involved stores. Gosh, this was like a gift from heaven to me and the half a dozen fellow hunters that were gathering efforts to end this task and totally saved our lives! Each time we came to a place where we faced a problem with the item, I sent a new notecard to the owner/designer and we were able to move on to the next place.

One thing is certain – most of the designers got back to me in the most friendly way and hurried to correct it. Even though this is something we already count with on a first day of a hunt, there being no hint blogs, groups, etc, would make us simply stuck to a place until the owner/designer was kind enough to come along and help us.

The opposite also happened. From another owner of I got a reply that went something like:
[22:24] name deleted: Could we possibly have a better warning of how things are to be run in a more clear notecard for future references to that I don’t need to be spammed out the ass with IMs about a hunt item not being up? Roflmao..

She may have mistaken me with someone connected to the organisation of the hunt. I can easily imagine how annoying it should be to get a zillion notecards about the same matter. She wasn’t probably in one of her best days. Still, I don’t think that’s a suitable way to adress a customer. Next time, I will surely refrain myself from any action – lesson learned. But as far as I am concerned, that’s a shop I will not return to… and oh boy, I had brought home so many demos from there, lol !

Honestly? I think some designers should get themselves some store managers and stick to what they do best ;P

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If you’re sick of pinky hearts and already throw your lungs out every time you see any Valentine-related items, then you surely should try the Tainted Love Hunt. Starting point in ::Yellow JesteR:: and hints this way.

I became more and more selective in the hunts I follow – there’s no point in stuffing one’s inventory with crappy things or wasting one’s time opening boxes which content goes straight to the trash can, right ? So there, this one seems totally worth my time and even though I have jsut started, the first designers and stores were “must haves”. Ah, right, also I was conquered by the notecard introducing this hunt, which runs like this:

” The Tainted Love Hunt, a hunt whose theme is everything but the nice romantic love St. Valentines Day celebrates; obsessional love, love of pain, loving someone to death, the love of the suicide pact, these are the types of themes this hunt will explore. Having said that, we’ve collected some of the brightest (darkest) and best designers in Second Life, so if anyone takes offense it will at least be caused by an item of the highest quality.”

Can you resist a presentation like this one? Well… I couldn’t! hehehe and up to now, I’m really happy that I didn’t, hehehehe 😉

I just hope that you enjoy it and have as much fun as I am having. The object is a hard one so you better start it right now, cause it will be over by the end of the month! *smooches

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Hair !

Just in case you’re not still aware of… there’s a hair hunt going on until the end of October. Besides the cute name “hair today gone tomorrow” (LOL) it helps you discover some pretty nice designers. It’s barely two dozens of shops (I wonder why so few of them joined-in, with so many hair designers in-world) so I guess you’ll get to go through it fast – errr… at least if you do not follow my example and decide to explore each store you didn’t know existed, hehehe

You should look for purple hair brushes (some of them really tricky to find). First hunt location is in here, and the best hints around, as usual, in Maleficent’s blog. Hope you have as much fun as I did! 😀

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Quckie tip (part II)

Don’t take my word for granted, watch for yourself *smiles*

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Complete outfit from Mix & Match, a special created for the S.O.S Hunt. Shoes included. Hair is from Lamb, and skin from Curio. Yay, I feel girlish, lol!

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A quickie tip…

… if you aren’t doing the Subtleties of Summer gridwide hunt – well, you should, hehehe

It ends at the end of the month, so you better hurry 😀

As usual, all the great tips to make your task easy are in the amazing The Hunt Locations blog – enjoy!

(yes, I took a break from Ephemeria… but just a short one, lol)

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I’ve been shopping…

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and I’ve been hunting, hehehe

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But most of the time, because my FL major meeting in Brussels is so darn close, now, I’ve simply been…

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Mega Shopping Mall

Three words that put together make me shiver, no matter what the context or the environment is. Can we please have worlds with cosy nice shops ? Thanks !

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