Once again, we’re all twisted.
This year’s Twisted Hunt theme is Darkness and since we’re dark all the time, this was a pretty easy theme to work with. Here’s what we have for you- if you can find them.
As of this writing, we believe all the boxes are out (they’re all definitely out.) and working properly. If they’re *not* working properly, someone *tell us*, because otherwise we have no way to know that. We would much rather know sooner rather than later if there’s some kind of borked permissions or a box not selling correctly. It’s a lot easier to correct the earlier we know about it.
However, please don’t ask us for hints. We won’t give them to you (really, we won’t.) and one or the other of us might not even know where the box IS at any given time (one of us might be asleep or something when it gets moved.) The Twisted Assistants have the current hints. That’s all we can tell you, and it’s all we’re going to tell you. Really.
The Midnight Cavern from Urban Forge contains 3 floors (one is a hidden basement with a secret door), a bathing pool/shower with 3 adjustable animations and a fireplace. There are instructions on how to use all the features contained within the box(at least there should be- someone tell me if there isn’t one.) The cavern is copy/mod/notrans.
From Dare Designs, the Flight of Darkness dress is fully rigged mesh (you’ll need a mesh viewer to see it properly) and has a flock of ravens surrounding a midnight blue gown with a slit side. It comes with 3 sizes and an alpha layer.
From The Fooding, the Darkness Decanter Set gives out glasses of wine on touch and features sparkling moon and stars on a midnight blue background. The set is mesh, so you’ll need a mesh capable viewer to see it properly.
From Dark 7, the Skeletal Hands bench, which is menu scripted and offers a variety of poses for you to enjoy. The bench is mesh, so you’ll need a mesh capable viewer to see it properly, but it’s pretty low prim for something so complex looking. Perfect for all your spooky outdoor builds for the season(or in our case, all year round.)
Happy Hunting, Twisted Folks!
The World Goth Fair and the WGD Nightstalker Hunt are two different events, with a bit of overlap.
The vendor acceptance rules for each are different.
Also, the WGD Nightstalker Hunt has *different* entrance requirements from Gothmas by Gaslight. They are not the same. Here’s some important points- they’re all contained within the FAQs but there’s been some confusion.
Regarding the WGD Nightstalker Hunt:
We are looking for gothshops. We’re looking for goth merchants. This is, rather specifically, a goth hunt. Though there’s plenty of fine and talented merchants from all over SL, we really are trying to promote GOTHS here, not “shops who sell normal stuff, but can put together something dark just for the hunt.”
To be clear: This is a hunt by goths, for goths.
This is different than the requirements for Gothmas by Gaslight, and we will be sending regrets to people who submit applications that clearly aren’t falling under this umbrella. (we know sometimes very gothy people sell things other than gothy stuff- and that’s okay too, but we want either a goth merchant, a goth shop, or both.)
Because the last two GxG hunts had *many* people applying who were selling full perm textures or artwork that did not originate as their work (which added a significant workload to the organizers(us), I added this bit in the application as well:
SOME SPECIAL NOTES:
***IF YOU HAVE AN ART GALLERY***
If you, personally, did not create the artwork or photos in that gallery YOURSELF, do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you. If you grabbed it from the net, google, whatever, and messed with it in photoshop- do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.
It does not matter if you make “an original piece just for the hunt” if everything else in your store originated as someone else’s artwork. We will not take you. we are *Not interested* in work that is not completely created by the merchant. Please, save your time and ours- we *really will not accept you* if you’re selling work that isn’t yours.
***IF YOU HAVE A TEXTURE STORE***
If you, personally, did not create the textures in that gallery YOURSELF, by your own hand/photo work, do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you. If you grabbed it from the net, filter forge, whatever, and messed with it in photoshop- do not apply to this hunt. We will not accept you.
It does not matter if you make “an original piece just for the hunt” if everything else in your store originated as someone else’s texture. We will not take you. we are *Not interested* in work that is not completely created by the merchant. Please, save your time and ours- we *really will not accept you* if you’re selling work that isn’t yours.
***IF YOU HAVE A STORE THAT SELLS ANY ARTWORK/TEXTURES AT _ALL_***
Please read the above. This rule applies to you also.
There will be *NO EXCEPTIONS* to this policy.
I mean it, gang. There will be no exceptions. This policy is now in effect for all hunts we run in the future. We are cutting this problem off at the pass- because it truly, truly has been a big problem with every hunt we’ve put on. We are simply not willing to knowingly allow work, particularly when it’s being sold full permission, to not have been wholly created by the merchant. It is simply unfair to the merchants of *every other product* who create their stuff from scratch. We’re sorry- but we’re not going to do it.
Regarding World Goth Fair:
You do NOT need to have a gothshop to be in the fair. However, and this is important, all the stuff you bring to the fair to sell must be gothy. This allows us to accept a wide range of merchants who may have some gothy stuff, but generally sell to other demographics. As long as what you’re bringing with you is gothy? We’re happy to have you. You don’t have to be a gothshop specifically.
We want to take everyone who wants to come and have fun with us- we just need to make sure everyone is applying to the right event. I hate sending out rejection notices, honestly, and would much prefer to be sending out welcome packages. So make sure you’re filling out the right application.
In cooperation with the lovely folks at World Goth Day, we are happy to bring this hunt to you. To get your own application, head down to the clock tower at DE and click the poster.
The Master List for this year’s Gothmas by Gaslight hunt is up. As always, it is a dynamic work in progress and will change many times a day to give hunters and merchants (and us) the most up to date information possible.
I am still getting in applications. Although we are full right now, I am holding them in case of last minute openings. I am aware that people have other stuff to do, so if I ask and you’ve already booked your time, I completely understand. I just want people to know Im not throwing their apps out just because we’re full.
There are still a handful of stores without posters out. Please, please, merchants- get your posters up. I do poster checks at least once a day, sometimes more than once, to try and clear that list. We ask that posters be up at this point as there is a month to go before the hunt begins. If you have not received a poster pack and are on that list, just ask me, and I will resend it to you. I resent everyone still on the list a poster pack yesterday, as several people had theirs eaten in offlines.
We are (very) aware of the missing SLurl for Dark7. It’s one of our stores. It will go up asap.
If you are on that list and have not gotten an invite to the merchants group, IM me, and tell me. I will fix it. I will be doing a group check as soon as the posters are all up.
For everyone else: That’s the current list. I will be adding info, prize photos (when I get them- they are NOT required of anyone, but if I get them I will gladly post them for everyone), and other such wonderments. As a reminder, there are no official hints, and there is no group for hunters. That master list is your absolute key to know what’s going on at all times, so keep your eye on it.
-AK(and DM by proxy)
I just sent out the last of the merchant acceptance packages. No more applications will be taken. We are FULL for 2011.
We capped out at 102 stores. The master list will be published as soon as I can play with the random number generator. If you got an invite to the merchant group but no box of posters, or a box of posters but no invite, please let me or Dare know and we can fix either condition.
We welcome this year’s crop of lunatics.
(EDIT: correction. 105 stores. I didn’t count correcctly.)
Let’s get to work.
Thirty days of hunting madness comes to an end with teh official wrap-up party for the First Annual Gothmas by Gaslight Hunt.
It’s been a great month and we have enjoyed working with all the vendors who joined us for this hunt – the people were great and the prizes were wonderful – and now we have a wrap-up event to cap it all off in style. Damned Good Design and Dare Designs are sponsoring DJ Lokii Violet for two hours of gothic goodness, with a ‘Best in Winter Goth’ contest (1000L on each contest board, which goes up as more people join in), an all new random prize raffle, a beautiful limited edition dress from Dare Designs, hot Gothika dancers, and more.
See you there. – DM
As of 10 minutes ago, the deadline for applications to Gothmas by Gaslight has passed. If you haven’t gotten yours in by now, we’ll see you next year.
Right now, we have about 20 applications to review that came in over the last 36 hours. We will be visiting those stores today/tonight, and inviting the final group of merchants to the vendor group and sending out posters. At that point, I’ll fire up the random number generator, and make up the final hunt list, inviting any additional contacts that were missed the first time along the way. The hunt list will be posted here at News From the Loft by midnight December 2 (my guess is it will be very close to midnight.)
The only reserved spots in the hunt are first and last. The hunt begins at Dare Designs and will end at Damned Good Design. All the others (including all our other stores) will be determined by random number generator.
Hunt boxes(bells) will be sent out a few days before the hunt- more info as it becomes available.:)
We have one more hunt this year, and it’s a big one. Dare Designs and Damned Good Design are sponsoring a gridwide hunt called Gothmas by Gaslight. Applications are being accepted until midnight SLT on November 30. If you want an application, just shoot me (Axi Kurmin) or Dare Munro an IM and we’ll shoot one over to you.
Ok don’t click that- inworld, those posters give out stuff. You know what I mean. Yeesh.
ho ho, oh fuck it..-AK