I have a ton of thoughts roaming around in my head this morning. Friends leaving, moving, new horizons and saying goodbye. Dropped balls, business practices and hunting. Let's pick one. And the winner is? Hunting!
There are many, many hunts these days. And if you think there are a lot now -- just wait until February. I've seen a partial list and it is l-o-n-g. In the past I had time to do most of the big hunts. Now, I have other priorities.
Happily a couple (or more) gals have decided it is their mission to give us previews. While this may be a controversial move, I am clapping loudly. First, it is a LOT of work. Not only do you need to find 150 on average stores, you need to find the prizes, then unpack and try on, photograph, post --- I'm getting tired just typing about it. Second? It relieves me from feeling that I need to show you a big list of hunt gifts. I still will of course, but these will be ones I put in the stellar category.
Two of my not to be missed prizes are shown in this post. The Razz-A-Matazz Rock Band weighs in at almost 200 prims of details. It comes with many more band instruments not shown here. The stage with drums and music is actually a vendor. Click the stage and get yet another folder of goodies. Will I be using this in my day to day SL(r) life? Most likely not, but I am definitely impressed with the details and the generosity of the gift. It is at the END of the Music For the Soul hunt. You are looking for prim headphones.
There are few things I love more than lag-o-liscious belts -- you know, the ones with all the STUFF. This beauty is from Minge Ninja - #60 in the Broken Resolutions hunt. So many great details, it made me want to put on my lady cop outfit from Hucci and head on over to the Crack Den :D. I opted for something simpler as I have lots to do today.
Find the sculpty bow and get this great unisex prize.
Hair: *SHOP SEU* --kurukuru hair Long [brown:pattun]--
Skin: ::Tuli:: Eva (tone 5/br) dec VIP gift
Clothing: Solange Missy outfit in brown; *~Clothes Horse~* Sofia (Natural) Skinny Fit Pants brown (older - possibly NLA); [Miseria] Ash Cardigan - Grey
Shoes: BAX Prestige Boots Black Leather
Accessories: [Minge Ninja] Addict's Utility Belt - Resize Scripted [Baubles] bangles (new release)
Poses by LAP.
There is a bit of social commentary connected to this post. I am guessing that some of the retailers in the hunts will not be too happy about this trend of show and tell for all hunt items. The competition is revving up in the hunt arenas. Next month it will be virtually impossible for one person to do all the hunts. Someone may take on the challenge, but for the average folks it will be pick and choose time.
There are often comments within the hunt groups about not publishing SLURLs or store names so that hunters will do the whole train (or chain or whatever you might want to call the connected list). In many ways this picture prize posting is a method most fair. The small and unknown shops will have the same chance at the audience as the big guys -- at least by the blog reading public. So I am happy about it all, whether I am wearing my hunter hat or my retailer one. It will be interesting to see if the trend continues and how it changes our virtual marketing.