So without more ado, please welcome our next performer tonight, the lovely and incredibly talented Maddie with her one-girl, many-snake act "Medusa", playing the best in Steamrock this side of New Babbage:-
$$ Medusa On-stage $$
The screams and cheering are deafening as she walks on-stage, loud enough for the vibrations to disturb her snakes, which writhe and hiss under the hot lights. She stops, tilting her head so that she almost seems to stare at the audience over her tinted glasses; a practised gesture, and illusory, for she can never allow her gaze to slip past their lead-crystal shield. She hefts her guitar and the noise dies away, until the whole audience seems to hold its breath and the gentle susurration of her hair is the only sound. Slowly she lays her hand on the strings and her self-powered electric guitar thrums to life. A pause, a collective indrawn breath, and she is off, playing to an adoring crowd. Her serpents twine and nod to the rhythm of her swaying dance step and the glitter balls throw snake-scale patterns across the floor. Her fans are hypnotised; but not remotely ossified, they wave and cavort and stamp to the music; and not a single person realises the truth, that her stage persona is not a costume.
$$ Credits $$
Soap Co. MADusa hair from CAHH2 (2011)
Frick Sugar Doll in Noir (promotional demo)
Nomine Contacts - Cracked Orbs
Glasses by Teravus Ousley (full-perm)
Brat Designs barbwire jewellery
U.One Paradise mini-dress (cheated purchase again but L$1!)
Blossom shoes - Passion Pink Mono Chained
Awesome Designs Hot Pink manicure (glove layer)
Land of Nodd Steampunk Tesla Guitar (hunt prize)
Cheeky Pea Crosswinds Gazebo Stage
This stage is awesome. I got it for L$188 or something at Collabor88 and the lights and glitterballs create a realistic, moving pattern of dots and stars on the stage floor. You do need to enable lighting/shadows for the effect to work, but you can always switch shadows off for more computational power. Since my computer upgrade I have been wandering around with full graphics and absolutely loving it. I have always hated facelights and even moreso with lighting and shadows, which creates so many interesting and realistic effects, but I do occasionally use one (as in this post) for a spotlight effect during night shoots.