What the… Gatcha!?

Is it just me, or has this fad just grown wings and taken off? Is this ruining the shoppers experience? Is this a good way to frustrate shoppers? When did it become ‘reasonable’ to pay an unknown amount of Linden for an item? Or is it really the best thing since sliced bread?

To be honest, normally gachas don’t bother me. I only play a machine if I really, REALLY like an item and then I only try a few times and move on. I know people find them to be a lot of fun and it can be. A fantastic thing about a gacha machine is, creators need be so much more creative and deliver a really good quality product for customers to want to play their machine.

Another reason I like gatchas is that it’s the way I do my Christmas and birthday shopping for my SL family. I buy things during the year, I know they would like and when the time comes I can give them a prezzy to unwrap. It makes it so much more personal than sending them a giftcard and something from Marketplace.

The down side for me though, two years ago one of my favorite creators made a Christmas tree for a December gacha and to this day, I love that tree more than any other tree that I have seen in SL. Since then I have been playing the gacha (at the Arcade) and randomly when I go to the store and I have NEVER managed to win that tree!

Ultimately, I think it is up to the consumer to play them or not. I do think you need self control not to spend 30k Linden per machine and if you do, you have a bigger problem.

And after all of the above, I think I will forever be that girl with her face pressed against the window, longingly looking from the outside at my favorite Christmas tree.. I may never own.

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Life at best

Life at best

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: – *Dura* DBG52 -Men’s -Dark Brown
Eyes: – Blow-Up – Evil Eyes  – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Romper: DRIFT Rayna Romper [MESH] Cotton (8 Colors)
Socks: Izzie’s – Knee Socks (Basics)
Boots: REIGN.– Fiona Boots- Black – N°21

Accessories:
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Shoulder Chain: [ SAKIDE ] Kaalla Shoulders Skull – The Body Modification Expo
Septum Piercing: !TLB – Skele Septum Piercing – The Body Modification Expo
Headpiece: Hollyweird – headpiece – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: [ SAKIDE ] Kandra Tattoo – The Body Modification Expo
Hand Piercings: !TLB – Slink Hand Piercing/Casual – The Body Modification Expo

Pose:
::TI:: Poses Pack Cuteh

Location:
Home sweet Home

I’m already there…

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: – .EMBW. Halloween Hair Gift .White  – Group Gift!
Eyes: – Blow-Up – Evil Eyes  – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

I'm already there

Clothes:
Dress: {dollle*} 093 Bloody Ghostly Nightgown – #1 – Bloody Horror Fair
Doll: Raggedy Ann Doll

I'm already there

Accessories:

Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified

Pose:
Marukin – Buttermilk

Location:
Bloody Horror Fair 

Skulls and Hearts

Body:
Skin: Lara Hurley-Fae smokey eyes midtone
Hair: +elua+ Ursula_Darkbrown
Eyes: BabyDoll. Crystal Eyes – The Body Modification Expo
Teeth: [whatever] Teeth 2.0 – normal

Clothes:
Top: IAF Mesh Leather Sleeve Top (Lesser Black) (with appliers)
Pants: Creep – Riot Pants
Tights: Izzie’s – Knee Socks (Basics)
Shoes: Blah. (My Delight Platforms) Black (Slink High Feet) – The Body Modification Expo

Skulls and Hearts

Accessories:
Neck piercings: – .HoD. – E L E G Y Body Paint TANGO Applier & Chest Dermals
Facial Piercings: :HV: Alice [Metal]*Mesh*- modified
Ears: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Heart Plugs  – The Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: -Endless Pain Tattoos- Moth  – The Body Modification Expo
Headband: [geek.] DIY Headband Black

Pose:
Model Poses – Aeris 6

Location:
Home Sweet Home

Crossroads

We all come to crossroads in our lives at some point. I think the hardest thing for me when it comes to crossroads are that you really never have all the information to make an informed decision. You need to anticipate the outcome of both and then decide which one would be the best for you.

But how do you KNOW? How do you know if where you are at now is the best you will ever be or not even a drop in the ocean of where you are supposed to go! A few of my friends post motivational pictures on Facebook and one of them were: ‘You can’t have success if you are moving on the wrong path, sometimes you need to turn around go and back and choose a different path to be successful.’ BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW you are on the wrong path? This can be in any situation and some situations you know it’s the wrong one, but not everything is as black and white. Then I scroll further on Facebook and read: “when nothing is sure, everything is possible” which gives us a little hope. Now which way will I go?

crossroads

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: [Shag] – Army of Me – Limited Edition –  This is an old inventory item

Clothes:
Dress: / XIAJ / Ai Dress (Denim Black) –  She & Him Event

Accessories:
Cuffs: {DarkWare} Dead Cuffs
Necklace: :Fusion: Cord Necklace & Bracelet Set and Urban Wealth Jewelry – Linked Cross Chain (Onyx) (uni) –   Body  Modification Expo
Make-up: C h a r y . – Neon Liner
Lips: Pink Acid Just Done Lip Gloss – Witch –  The Soho Market
Tattoo: Endless Pain Exclusive – Body  Modification Expo

.:ellabella:. / 1 Hundred.

Just a quick post to show you this awesome tattoo which is a collaboration between The Plastic and .:ellabella:. It is available exclusively at The Body Modification Expo. This tattoo comes in a tattoo later, but also it has piercings you can add to the tattoo, but wait… there’s more! you can choose  different color metals from a  hud and can actually be playful and use two different color metals. This is surely a must have.

Then I would like to show you this stunning simple, classic necklace from 1 Hundred.  Also available in a variety of colors and definitely a timeless piece.

ellabella / 1 Hundred.

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: [BURLEY]_Lola_DarkBrowns

Accessories:
Necklace: 1 Hundred. Timeless Necklace –  Body  Modification Expo
Tattoo: .:ellabella:. Etch-Chest: Merinthe –  Body  Modification Expo

LOTD

Hello Everyone! With the cold weather sweeping in over Second Life, I would like to show you this cute sweater from 2:00 PM available from Soho market in the gacha machine. It is available in a variety of colors and would look great with shorts or jeans.

Then while I was looking for something different to wear I found these cutsie socks from C h a r y, but they are only available at the The Azz Show (which I didn’t know about). This is also available in different styles, all black, but with hearts, bows and stripes and so much more.

And of course the last of but not least, have you forgotten about the Body Modification Expo? I hope not!! My hair, head bow and bag are exclusives from there.. go have a look!

LOTD

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: Tameless Hair Hattie – Body  Modification Expo

Clothes:
Top: 2:00 PM. Waffle knit –  gacha –  The Soho Market
Skirt: B BOS -Lau Skirt-Tartan Black-
Socks: C h a r y . Skeem Socks (Bows) – The Azz Show

Accessories:
Earrings: :FY: Prick Earrings
Tattoo: [CORVUS] Don’t Tattoo
Hair Bow: 1 Hundred. Sweet Princess Headband – Body  Modification Expo
Make-up: C h a r y . – Neon Liner
Bag: -Luckie- Boss Bitch Tote (ruby) – Body  Modification Expo

Tattoo’ed

Hey Guys, I’d love show you the tattoo from [ZENTRO] currently available from The Body Modification Expo. You got to get it.. it makes you feel like a queen! 😀

My sexy unbuttoned jeans are from  LE FORME and PhatAzz appliers are included, exclusively available at the She & Him Event! Only a few days left of this round, so go grab them to dress dat ass.

Tattoo'ed

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: [BURLEY]_Lola_Blacks 

Clothes:
Pants: [LF] Unbutonned Skinny Jeans Blue – She & Him Event

Accessories:
Bracelets: [MANDALA] SINRA2 BRACELET SET/FEMALE/SILVER MOON
Earrings: :FY: Prick Earrings
Tattoo: [ZENTRO] Skull 3 Tattoo  –  Body  Modification Expo Exclusive

Wicked Games

The world was on fire and no one could save me but you.
It’s strange what desire will make foolish people do.
I never dreamed that I’d love somebody like you.
And I never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you

-Chris Isaac

17

Body:
Skin:  [the Skinnery] Sasha
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Anessa
Eyes: Mayfly Liquid Light Eyes

Accessories:
Collar: Simplecandy – Massacre Collar
Horns: .:* LOULOU&CO *:.  Horns SAKURA –  Body Modification Expo
Tattoo: Pink Acid – Cracked Up – Face Tattoo  –  Body Modification Expo
Make-up: DAMNED – Mascara Tears

[:ME:] / [trs] / -SU-

Today I was wondering about how I can show you the skin from Mirror’s Enigma’s exclusive at the Body Modification Expo. It comes in various skin tones including Medium, Peach and Tan and each tone has a long, long list of make ups. So I decided to wear just the natural Medium and didn’t add any make-up,  so you can see the essence of the skin.  All appliers (Lola’s, Slink hands and feet and PhatAzz) are also available.  Go grab your copy.

[:ME:] / [trs] / -SU-My eyes are from -SU- also from the Body Modification Expo. There are 8 colors and you can wear both eyes or match it up with wearing different colors together.

Then I decided to wear the corset and skirt from [trs] available only at the She & Him event. I rounded it off with the cute bow hairband from Mag and bracelets from Baubles! both available from the Soho Market.

[:ME:] / [trs] / -SU-

Body:
Skin:  Mirror’s Enigma  [:ME:] Stella Skin – Body Modification Expo
Hair: [BURLEY]_Lola
Eyes: Suicidal Unborn -SU!- Noa Eyes  – Body Modification Expo

Clothes:
Corset and Skirt: [trs] Rocker Corset and Mini *MESH* – Obsession – She & Him Event 
Stockings: .{ Mes Petites Coutures }. resille .

Accessories:
Bracelets: Baubles! by Phe CandySkullBangles Box  – The Soho Market
Earrings; Forever Young :FY: Tear Drop Earrings
Necklace: .Pekka. My little bow necklace ULTRA RARE
Headband: Mag<3.B Bowy *bow hair band –  – The Soho Market