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Because Veetie had to drop from this year's Blind Date event (because health; and I honestly am not fussed because I had to drop out of my second Secret Santa ever), I was supposed to end up with a Super Blind Date. However, because my wishlist is patently ridiculous (I know, I know, but my theme is SO SPECIFIC that I like to give people who maybe aren't used to the Middle Ages a lot of options), Shasta instead asked literally everyone who had volunteered as a Super Blind Date if they could make me one little thing, instead of swooping in with a full pinch-hitting.

Everyone said yes, and I'm still kinda gobsmacked about it.

You can find the gifts here.

The last gift I got was from ElfPuddle, who tried very hard to figure out how to default clothing, a new skill for them. ElfPuddle didn't quite make it, but sent me all the bits they'd gathered-- and I do know how to default clothes and hair (I just don't have the time to make literally everything I want for my game, more's the pity). So ElfPuddle sent everything they got done, I did a little bit more and then discovered I don't know how to do defaults with LESS groups than the originals, but maybe somebody else knows what they're doing.

On the other hand... I got some recolors done?


Gown Swatch
Hair Swatch
Hair Turnaround

So what you have above is K8's Fairy Witch gown (2,334 polys, with AF pregmorph and TF & CF conversions by Cynnix) and Trapping's All-Ages AL Witch Hat (1,265 polys, probably requires Apartment Life) in Neder's Neutral Red Mage colors, tweaked by ElfPuddle and tweaked some more by me (I fiddled with a sleeve and some laces and made the stomacher burgundy to help break up the red). I've included what should be an extracted mesh so you can use the witch hat if you don't have Apartment life installed, but I can't check it.

This was intended to be a Matchmaker default replacement, because one of the things I've been doing lately is trying to strip as much Accidental Racism out of my game (and my brain) as I can. Job one is changing my collection of Far East stuff to a collection of Actually Japanese stuff (I'm aiming for Heian Japan but I'm not going to be terrifically picky), but coming in a very close second is clearing out the ethnic-slur-for-Roma stereotypes. (Yes, the title Scarlet Witch was chosen with my tongue so far in my cheek it almost counts as a piercing.)

But we failed at defaulting, Elfpuddle and I, so instead it's just a nice stand-alone gown-and-hat set.

Gowns are available for casual, maternity, outerwear, and formal. Hats come binned my usual way, with a gray for each color because it's easier for downloaders to remove one rather than add one if they want to re-bin (go ahead and re-bin, Shrapnel makes a nice brown and both Safety Fuse and Comburent could pass as blonds, you do you). Not compressorized because I forgot.

DOWNLOAD SCARLET WITCH


And if you think you can fix my default replacements for the Matchmaker, I welcome and encourage you to beat up my files to do so. (Maybe I screwed up starting with the FT version instead of the NL one? But everything says 'grab from the latest EP you have,' so I dunno. I swear I've defaulted this way before, just... with more groups instead of less.)

Hey guess what!



Rugrat0ne did the thing!

So you can now grab Rugs' default of my edit of ElfPuddle's edit of Neder's Red Mage textures on Cynnix's edit of K8's FairyWitch gown and change your Matchmakers from pink-and-orange Halloween costumes to crimson-clad mages of indeterminate morality! Includes a working copy of the extracted AL Witch Hat mesh for non-Apartment-Life users; apparently mine flashes blue because I don't know what I'm doing. Uploaded that one separately just in case you want witch hats in your pre-AL game, but don't want the default. (Makes my other Pooklet'd witch hats work for pre-AL games, too!)

DOWNLOAD RUGRAT0NE'S SCARLET MATCHMAKER DEFAULT

DOWNLOAD RUGRAT0NE'S WORKING APARTMENT LIFE WITCH HAT MESH

default attempt

Date: 2016-04-28 12:45 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I might have that default for you. About to go test and see if it works, or blows up in my face!

-rugrat0ne

Re: default attempt

Date: 2016-04-28 02:53 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Success! I'll send it to you by PM over at the Keep, if that's alright. :D

rugrat0ne

Re: default attempt

Date: 2016-04-28 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Yeah, now that I know what to look for in the bangs, it'll take a little more work. There are upsides and downsides to not knowing much about hair meshing and texturing, in general.

(still rugs, who is too lazy to sign up for anything)

Re: default attempt

Date: 2016-04-29 08:24 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Alrighty! This time I think I've really got it. I'll babble all the details to you in PM Land, but it's showing the wavy Nouk bangs, I got rid of an extra thing that was causing blue flashing, and all-around, I think it's a go.

Image

And yes, you would have had this sooner if I wasn't busy improving my Elizabeth Olsen-as-Scarlet Witch sim. hee hee.

Re: default attempt

Date: 2016-04-29 08:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oops, helps if you load the right image, first :P

Image

Re: default attempt

Date: 2016-04-29 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Sure, go ahead! :) I'm glad it all worked out. And I don't think it's you - when I pulled the resources for the hat, that blond_alpha3 thing came along too.

rugs

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