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From the Editor

Jingle Bells, Batman smells Robin laid an egg. The Batmobile lost a wheel and the Joker got away (Hey!) Dear Readers,

Welcome to the 5th issue, our holiday edition of Fierce. I love love love the holiday season, so I’m really excited to kick off the Fierce holiday season. This month we spoke more of your favourite creators, such as MrLavish, CakeMonsta who I think has to be the cutest kid on IMVU ever! As well as we caught up with the December Fierce Creator of the month, lDB, and much more.

And we wanted to spread so holiday cheer so through the magazine you will see special holiday cards from the members of #TeamFierce wishing all the best to the love ones for the holiday. I know I can’t be the only person on IMVU that celebrates Kwanzaa, so I have also included a little on the celebration of Kwanzaa. It’s great to buy into the “Man” idea of what christmas is and get all excited for the over price gifts, but a lot of us forget the importance of the holidays and the celebration of kwanzaa teaches us not to put so much value on the expensive gifts but cherish and remember the important of the holiday.

We also had a couple of contest in the group this month. The 20k Fierce Winter Wonderland Postcard contest, As well as we had a couple promo contest and asked the ladies to recreate the christmas cd covers for Tamar Braxton and K.Michelle. I really wanted to feature of all the picture but had to limit it. But you will see the winning pictures throughout the magazine and you can check out all the other pics in the group.

I can’t believe the year is over already. It has been an amazing year for me both in real life and on IMVU. And the last 6 month especially have been wonderful on IMVU for me since starting Fierce Creations I have met some amazing people and gained friendships that are just the best. Big Shoutout to all the ladies that helped me start Fierce Creations; Sexi30Somethin and lDB. To the group officers, Defenitiv and DawnDevinich who came along and helped us get started. To my Boo B.A.M who came and help start a whole new direction for the team and helped kick start the Fierce Angels, and I can’t leave out my P.N.C iMsQueen who has been there every step of the way and help me become a much better creator, DuttyDesign aka Chocolate Drop the first guy to join Fierce and always there to support us every time we ask (even though I’m still trying to figure out why he ends up half naked all the time), My Belle, Belle, Belle (you know I’m doing the Belle dance right now..lol) Ary, TT and Haze for always helping with all the extra projects, All the Fierce Angels that I honestly think are the hottest models on the game, LadyKheresket (see I didn’t forget the “k” this time) for holding us down on pulse and facebook, BootyMeat you know who you are and I just wanted you to know you’re fired..lol. Every person that we have interviewed so far especially BabycakesNXS and the NXS family

ShaniDaBawse

for making the October issue our most popular issue with over 6,000 views and still going :) I saved the best for last...Thank you to every single person who joined Fierce Creations over the past 6 months. Thank you so much for your support, I am a big fan of most of you in the group still can’t believe half of your joined. For the ones I have met already it has been a pleasure and for the ones that I haven’t met yet I look forward to meeting you soon.

Finally to my Bob, even though you don’t mess with IMVU you supported me in everything I wanted to do this year no matter how crazy it sounded...lol And if it wasn’t for you I would have never started messing with photoshop or even dreamed I could start my own magazine. My Ninja, My Nina, My Ninja you’re another one that don’t mess with IMVU but you support me and read every issue and between you and bob Idk who is my bigger supporter. Just know I loves ya for it (no homo in my Riley Voice)

Thank you to everyone that has read or just glanced at a issue of Fierce Magazine! Enjoy your holiday season, wishing you a Fierce New Year and we will see you in 2014.


CO N T E N T S     FIERCE MAGAZINE                                    20 Meet Mr.Lavish Meet the 22 year that is keeping your IMVU home lavish

30: F IERCE CREATOR OF THE MONTH: IDB The President is here, The Fierce creator of the month talks with us about some of the hot topic concering creators today

38 Can you do it better than Bam?

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Her style is admired by many and she is one of the top requested Fierce Angels. But do you think you can out dress her and knock her off her throne?

40 ANGEL OF THE MONTH:IAryahKayneI She joined the team back in September when we were doing our search for models for the QCZ Fierce Fall Fashion show and every since then she has been making her mark and blowing away creators with her amazing ads. We just had to make the December Angel of the »» p.40

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month none other than the one and only IAryahKanyeI

58 Lipstick Sex with xAlainaBlaquex Love, Sex & advice columns by xAlainaBlaquex touching on all our your sexual topics. This month topic, All I want for Christmas is him...Gone Find out how she feels about breaks up that happen right before the holiday

64 Happy Kwanzaa!! Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration observed from December 26 to January 1. Created by Maulana Karenga, and was first celebrated in 1966–67. Find out more about Kwanzaa’s seven core principles (Nguzo Saba) »» p.30


68 Meet NativexoxoKisses She’s bringing a little big of “The Sims” to IMVU and helping you build up your vitural world to your own little dream city. A place where everything is at your finger tips. Making your IMVU experience just a little more real

82 The Accessorist Everyone buys all there accessories from her, if your not then I’m of lost as to why you are not buying from her. Stuff made daily and amazing custom work. Its east to see why RiskeeDimenar got the nickname the The Accessorist

92 Fierce Reviews See what the loyal readers of Fierce Magazine though of the November issue of Fierce Magazine .

95 Who Rocked It Best? Each month Fierce Creations will let you vote on, “WHO ROCKED IT BEST?” Outfits from some of our Fiercest Creators worn by the wonderful members of #TeamFierce . Find out, “ Who Rocked it Best?”

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98 OUR LOYAL SUPPORTERS Without them our magazine would not be possible each month. So we wanted to make sure we said a special thank you to them for their continue support to Fierce Creations and Fierce Magazine. Feel free to click on their banners and check out their shows and support the talent that shows us love.

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Meet CakeMonsta, he roleplays the age of three and was describe to me as a possible member of Bebe kids or a light skin brother that Huey & Riley never spoke about on the Boondocks. But after meeting him I was left wondering could he be the cutest kid on IMVU?


FIERCE WINNER


FELIZ NAVIDAD! I WOULD LIKE TO WISH A HAPPY AND SAFE CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

MRLAVISH


MEET

MRLAVISH HIS NAME IS TREV. HE IS A 22 YEAR OLD MIXED WITH DOMINICAN AND BLACK BUT RESIDING IN GEORGIA. HE IS MAKING HIS MARK ON THE IMVU SCENE MAKING FAMILY HOMES AND WONDERFUL FURNITURE. KEEPING YOUR IMVU HOMES FIERCE AND LAVISH. FIERCE: Please tell the readers when you join the IMVU world?

FIERCE: Awww that is so sweet. Nice to see men giving their women

MR.LAVISH: I joined IMVU in January of 2010.

props. Tell us how would you describe your creating process?

FIERCE: How did you get into creating?

MR.LAVISH: Very calculated and OCD’d lol everything has to be planned

MR.LAVISH: Well, when I first started creating, it was more like out of

out for me, like, I have to know in advance what I am doing. If I am going

more curiosity and boredom lol. I started out deriving from rooms and

to make an outfit, all the meshes I need to use have had to been found

furniture, and boy, like any typical novice, they were not so Bueno lol.

before, not while I am making it lol and I prep for a longgggg time as

They were more like them products with Google images just slapped

well, and won’t finish probably for a few days, but at the end, it’s all

everywhere with no type of texturing or change at all lol just all basic

worth it.

looking, I was a mess lmao… but I enjoyed it though, it was new and

FIERCE: What do you like most about creating?

fun. It was especially challenging as well. So I continued, but I didn’t truly

MR.LAVISH: I love that I get to be creative with all and anything I do. But

get the real hang of it until I met my wife in 2011. We kind of worked

I truly just enjoy how I get to challenge myself with new ideas.

well together, and still do even to this day. So, I can say I’m truly grateful.


FIERCE: I love shopping in your catty as well as deriving from your

MR.LAVISH: During this lovely year, I’ve met some great people I would

meshes. They are very detailed and I can just picture how much work

even consider familia, and ofc, I have lost sum as well. I am still with my

goes into making them. What’s the hardest part about making your

beautiful wife of 3 years, can be a pain lmao but hey that’s a spouse for

own meshes?

ya. Now, I’ve met some evils, snakes, etc this year as well. There are peo-

MR.LAVISH: The hardest part for me is making the animations. I hate

ple going out their way because they are more well-known than I am

attempting it lol I’d have someone else do for me in a heartbeat. But

and are bootlegging my products and selling them on their group sites,

other than that, I truly enjoy meshing. I’m self-taught, so I am still teach-

people straight copying my ideas, but it’s all good though, I mean I

ing myself each and every time I do mesh. I get a completely different

don’t own baby gap (Katt Williams voice). I just pat my back and smile.

enjoyment from meshing compared to creating/deriving off of others

FIERCE: Lol @ Katt Williams voice. But you got the right attitude. Just

clothing or furniture etc. However, I will indeed state that I do enjoy

smile and know that you inspire the less fortunate. So what can we

both with a passion.

expect from you in 2014?

FIERCE: Do you take a lot of custom orders and if yes how do people

MR.LAVISH: Expect more public homes, I am release a lot of homes for

contact you to place orders?

the 2014 year. I will be releasing new meshes this upcoming month all

MR.LAVISH: On my free times, Yes. I do take custom orders through my

the way into the 2014 year as well.

little group page. The group is called Proper, Inc. and all are welcomed

FIERCE: Ooohh I cant wait! It was great talking with you and I enjoyed

to join, it is a public group. Here is a link for all to see if interested: http://

getting to know more about you I hope the readers did as well. But

tinyurl.com/m3z8bwa.

before we finish up do you have any advice for up and coming creators?

FIERCE: Well I know I will have to join and hopefully get a custom made

MR.LAVISH: Stay true to yourself, you don’t have to change for a title or

:) Now since the year is almost over, please tell us your highs and lows

status. I am sure you will continue to do just fine being the same old

of 2013 on imvu?

you. Unless you are one of those obnoxious assholes and may need too lol but try ya best to stick to the true YOU.


DEAR #TEAMFIERCE, MY IMVU FRIENDS & FAMILY, & MY ZETA PHI CHI SISTERS, THE CASH2206 FAMILY SENDS WARM WISHES AND LOTS OF LOVE TO ALL OF YOU :). AS 2013 ENDS AND WE GET READY FOR 2014 LET IT BRING NEW GOALS, NEW HOPES AND NEW DREAMS TO MANY OF YOU. THANKS TO ALL MY FIERCE ANGELS AND FELLOW DEVS, AND SUPPORTERS LOVE YA!!! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR...HAPPY HOILDAYS & STAY WARM....2014 WILL HAVE ALOT OF HOT ITEMS AND GIVE AWAYS ;) STAY TUNED IN MRSJCASH2206 & FAMILY


FIERCE WINNER


FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE TEAM FIERCE A SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THIS GROUP. EVERY CREATOR AND MODEL A PART OF THIS GROUP ARE TRULY TALENTED, I RESPECT THE TIME AND DEDICATION THAT HAS BEEN PUT FORTH IN TEAM FIERCE BY YOU SHANI AND THE REST OF THE TEAM. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO WISH EVERYONE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! IDB


W

hen we were trying to decided who would be the creator of the month, everyone came up with the same person...lDB also known as DesireableBeauty. We introduced you to her back in September. She is one of the founding members of Fierce Creations and one of the most popular creators on imvu. Since we last spoke to her back in September, She have been focusing more on her designs and introducing more new fashio nable styles to IMVU that is surely keeping the ladies of IMVU Fierce! So it was a hands down decision that lDB would be our

F

ierce Creator of the month for December! FIERCE: A lot of people would say

your “IMVU Famous” What do you think

FIERCE: Love that quote your sharing

lDB: Most fads and trends vary from each

knowledge and keeping us fierce...loves it.

person and creators tend to the buyers

Now you and I both have a love for Keyshia

style, so as the buyers style changes so will

Ka’oir a.k.a Keyshia Dior’s style, but what

the designs. Each creator has their own

other real life famous people inspire you?

unique style and I personally do not feel that the catalogue is looking basic.

about the creators that take that title a little too serious?

lDB: Yes I see that you and I both have similar interests in styles, I am most inspired by

FIERCE: Another topic that seems to be very

lDB: I feel that it’s not about the Fame,

new trends and artists with an innovative

popular is catty boosting. How do you feel

creating should be about having fun and

style.

about creators gifting their product just to get on the first page?

bringing forth your ideas to the IMVU Community. People that take that title a lit-

FIERCE: I have seen a lot of people on pulse

tle too serious should relax and remember

saying that the catalogue is looking very

lDB: Advertisement/Promoting is a part of

what creating is actually about. “Arrogance

basic lately and all the same why do you

business, however I do not feel that pro-

has nothing to do with Greatness!” ― C.

think that is?

moting every item you make is needed to

JoyBell C.

be successful as an IMVU Creator.


FIERCE: No you seem to come with some new every day, I’m always shopping from you catty. But it does not come as easy for others and file sales and file stealing seem to be on an all time high. And if they aren’t buying files they are creating what everyone is now calling basic, or just sticking name brand logo’s on

HIGHS & LOWS OF 2013 a high for me, the only lDB: Every chance I get to create is is enforcing security on lows I’ve ever encountered on IMVU my creative style.

items to get sales.. Do you think the “talent of creating” is dead?

FIERCE: What can we expect from you

lDB: No I don’t feel that the “talent of creating” is dead at all. Each

lDB: A dynamic new style that’s insp tomorrow’s innovations ;)

creator uses his/her talents to display their fashion ideas and dedication. FIERCE: Ok so tell me 3 creators right now that your loving their style and keeps you looking fierce when you go shopping? lDB: This is a hard question lol…There are so many great creators but if I had to list the first 3 that come to mind will be 1. RiskeeDimenar 2. Fears 3.Coochie FIERCE: Is there a creator that you look up to? lDB: There is no individual creator I look up to but all creators on IMVU provide me with inspiration to work hard and enjoy what our jobs are as Creators.

in 2014?

ired by today’s fads and


FIERCE WINNER


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o I’m going to put myself on the line for a little humorous fun.

All they had to is out dress me with the chosen fit.

I get a lot of compliments on my style..so I wanted to extend the offer for to the other members of #TeamFierce to see if they could do it better than I can . I know your sitting there thinking to yourself who does this chick think she is..lol But for those who love me I welcomed them a chance to knock me off my high horse.... for those who hate me...I gave them a chance to stick it to me. And shut me up for once..lol

I posted an outfit from a chosen Fierce Dev, and gave 3 weeks to dress it up how you see fit and post their unedited screenshot. But the twist was they didn’t get to see my pic. After the 3 weeks were up we picked a couple favorites and sent them to a panel of anonymous judges to see, CAN YOU DO IT BETTER THAN BAM??? Dress: by lDB


Fierce Angel of the

MONTH S

he is a 33 year old mom of 5 in real life and 2 on IMVU from Houston, Texas. She takes great pride in being a mother and

just as much pride in being an Fierce Angel. Since joining the team back in early October she has made her mark and become a very popular angel. So when it came time to pick the December Angel of the month we knew it has to be none other than IAryahKayneI FIERCE: How did you learn about imvu? ARY: It was something I had always seen advertisements for but never thought twice about it until I got extremely bored one day...and the rest is history..lol. FIERCE: What made you get into modeling on imvu?

original. So how would you describe your style in 3 words? ARY: UNAPOLOGETIC.SIMPLE.FIERCE. FIERCE: Besides modeling what do you do when you’re online? ARY: HUH? THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO DO BESIDES WORK O.0 LOL I’m

ARY: Well I am a big fan of RIP The Runway. I watch it every year. So when I

kidding, but all I do when I’m online really is work. when I’m not editing,

first started IMVU there was a competition called “RIP THE RUNWAY” and so

I’m with a patient. I am also a private doctor who caters to those who desire

of course I entered. The whole thing was a disaster but it sparked a passion for modeling in me. I went to several different agencies but could never

privacy and flexibility throughout their experience.

find the right fit for me. So I just stopped modeling all together until 2012

FIERCE: Ooohh good to know, cause if I ever lose my mind again and have

when I began working for G&G models and from there things took off.

some more pixel kids I know where to go..lol. So beside joining Fierce what

FIERCE: What are your strength and weakness as far as creating pics? ARY: My strength I would say is attention to detail..Its the little things I pay most attention to. I spend aloooot of time looking for the right background and poses. My weakness? Definitely that I am extremely critical of myself when it comes to editing. FIERCE: What do you like most about modeling for Fierce ARY: MANNN...I LOVE THE PEOPLE I WORK WITH!!! Even though I don’t know everybody on the team..yet! lol. I feel like we are a big family. The lack of drama within Fierce is refreshing. There is so much talent within the Fierce

were your highs of 2013 and besides not finding Fierce sooner what were your lows of 2013 on imvu? ARY: HIGHS - I got a lot done this year as far as modeling...I had the pleasure to work with some very talented individuals. LOWS - I lost a couple of “friends” this year, but things like this happen for a reason and I wish nothing but the best to those people who are no longer part of my life.

team and I have met some really amazing people since I’ve been here.

FIERCE: Where would you like to see yourself in your imvu future

Everyone is positive and about business. I’ve learned so much since joining

ARY: I hope to be surrounded by good people and I hope I continue to

Fierce. FIERCE: Awww Im so glad you like the team, we are very lucky to have you

grow as a model and editor.

as one of our V.I.P and most requested models. Please Tells us what you

FIERCE: Any advice for up and coming models?

think the must have item is for every model

ARY: I MENTIONED THIS ONCE BEFORE...BUT IM GONNA MENTION IT

ARY: POSES! FIERCE: Lol I so agree with you there that’s why I hate taking pics. I can

AGAIN...BE ORIGINAL!It’s one thing to look good and know your stuff. But If

never find the right pose. But tell the reads what do you think is the key to

you’re copying other peoples styles and looks. You’re selling yourself short.

making a fierce ad?

There is a lot to be learned in the modeling industry if you’re serious about

ARY: ORIGINALITY! Having your own vision. It ain’t nothing fierce about imitation! JUSSSSAYIN! FIERCE: You know you talking the gospel truth on that. And you are very

it. But if you’re too busy watching the next model, how are you ever gonna grow and be the best possible model you can be?


I just love it when all the concept comes together


FIERCE PLAYLIST TOP 10 FAVE FIERCE SONGS FIND OUT WHAT THE BAWSE & #TEAMFIERCE ARE LISTENING TO WHEN THEY ARE BUSY CREATING OR JUST CHILLING

CHRISTMAS MIX

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

LET IT SNOW - BOYZ II MEN 8 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DESTINY CHILD GIVE LOVE ON CHRISTMAS DAY - NEW EDITION

JOY TO THE WORLD WHITNEY HOUSTON THE CHRISTMAS SONG WHITNEY HOUSTON

SLEIGH RIDE - TLC ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS YOU - MARIAH CAREY HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY XMAS - TAMAR BRAXTON WINTER WONDERLAND BABYFACE JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON - KIRK FRANKLIN


MAY THE CHRISTMAS SEASON FILL YOUR HOME WITH JOY YOUR HEART WITH LOVE AND YOUR LIFE WITH LAUGHTER.. -KIINGQUE


SEASON GREETINGS... I WISH EVERYONE A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON. TO MY HUBBY(AHMLLR), MY KIDS(IPUNZEL, PUNZEL, TJ), VAYDIA(BESTIE) & FAMILY..I LOVE YOU SO MUCH & IM GLAD TO HAVE EACH OF YOU IN MY LIFE. TO TEAM FIERCE..IM GLAD TO BE APART OF THE MOVEMENT. TO MY SUPPORTERS...THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING. HAPPY HOLIDAYS :) FROM -ROQXII


Lipstick Sex With xAlainaBlaquex   LOVE & SEX ADVICE                                    

All I want for Chistmas is you GONE!!!

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he leaves have finally fallen and the ice has covered the grass. People are feasting on turkey and dressing while waiting for Santa to make his arrival in December. After opening our gifts and celebrating the birth of Christ, we pop a bottle of champagne to bring in the new year wishing for wonderful things to come for 2014. Alaina Blaque here once again ladies and gents of IMVU! The holidays are my favorite time of year but for many others its a dreadful season. What is it about the holidays that makes people want to depart and make their way towards an exit? Depending on where you are I am sure many of us are trying to stay warm, so why not cuddle up with your current boo? But many of you are wanting to be single before christmas and others before the new year. Personally speaking if you are not happy in your relationship or you have been wanting a way out waiting till the holidays is a bad time to do it! But I say do it right away rather than waiting people! Don’t be a grinch this holiday season. Show a little love on Christmas day! LOL. Now I cannot be B.S. around with because I am up on a man’s game these days. We as women may pretend we don’t know what the deal is when it comes down to dating but we actually do. He just may not be aware of it! First, lets start with giving gifts. The number one reason anyone would break up during christmas is because they DO NOT want to GIFT YOU. In my opinion thats such a cop out! Your man is either EL Cheapo or he most definitely is a cold hearted one. He could also break up with you and send you home with a

goodbye gift. That’s even worse in my eyes. He’s basically saying Merry Christmas but I do not want you anymore so take this gift as a token of my sincerest apology. Sad right? I agree! Now ladies that is something you do not waNt to happen to you. The holiday season is a symbolic time where you’re making a statement, and if he’s not sure, particularly if you haven’t been dating for several years, a lot of people have issues about gift giving and how intimate the gift giving is and they get frightened because they don’t want to put pressure on the other person, but on the other hand they don’t want to feel like a fool giving something and not getting anything back in return. Another reason people breakup during the holiday season is because your time is up. A new year is finally arriving and the number one thing on his new year’s resolution list is to get rid of you! Many of us know that the relationships we are in aren’t working for us. Could be that you are not in love anymore, the sex got old, family issues created a rift between the two of you, you both are on two different paths and/ or it could be someone you were sleeping with and it turned out to be a complete disaster. Maybe not what you wanted or planned for? Whatever the reasons are I think it is sad to leave someone during the holiday season when its about love, family and being with that special someone. Breaking up can be very depressing. Being around family and friends during this time will be very awkward and difficult for you and your ex. I will also advise you to stay away from the alcohol while dealing with this situation. That can lead to you saying mor doing something you

may regret later. We all know the holidays are a great time to eat our asses off and drink til we fall out. But do it with a light heart. Another thing that could cause issues for you is issues for you is others will look at you as if you are a heartless person. If you dumped your significant other at this time. NOW, some of you could careless about what other people think but people NEVER forget the bad you do. On the positive side of this topic breaking up before new years could be beneficial because you won’t be bringing in any baggage from the previous year. If the breakup is mutual and you both have come to a conclusion things aren’t working taking that step to go solo before the new year is admirable. I know some of us including myself are superstitious. Yes we wash all our clothes before the new year, clean out our closets, boil black eye peas or greens for blessing in finances or just good luck. Releasing yourself from a bad relationship is a breath of fresh air and it will most definitely uplift you. If you do this please be considerate and upright about the situation. Although we know not everyone will do this but I hope if you’re on the receiving end of a breakup that you’re able to cope with it during the holidays and move forward. I wish all of you a happy holidays and a happy new year from me xAlainaBlaquex your sex/love guru! Looking forward to bringing you more Lipstick Sex in 2014!!! Until next time... I am over and out! Salute!


Summer time

Celebrate your heritage Kwanzaa is a 7 day festival celebrating the African American people, their culture and their history. It is a time of celebration, community gathering, and reflection. A time of endings and beginnings. Kwanzaa begins on December 26th, the day after Christmas, and continues until New Years Day, January 1st.

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ach of the seven days of Kwanzaa represents a different principle of the Nguzo Saba (Seven Principles). When a new candle is lit each day it represents one of these principles.

The First Day of Kwanzaa (December 26)On the first day of Kwanzaa the black candle is lit in the Kinara. The black candle represents the first principle - Umoja (oo-MOH-jah): Unity.

The Second Day of Kwanzaa (December 27)On the second day the black candle is again lit, as well as the farthest red candle on the left. This represents the 2nd principle of Kwanzaa - Kujichagulia (koo-jeechah-goo-LEE-ah): Self-Determination.

The Third Day of Kwanzaa (December 28)On the third day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, and then the

farthest right green candle. This represents the 3rd principle of Kwanzaa - Ujima (oo-JEE-mah): Collective work and responsibility.

The Fourth Day of Kwanzaa (December 29)On the fourth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green. And then the next red candle on the left. This represents the 4th principle of Kwanzaa - Ujamaa (oo-jah-MAH): Collective economics.

The Fifth Day of Kwanzaa (December 30)On the fifth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red and then the next green candle. This represents the 5th principle of Kwanzaa - Nia (NEE-ah): Purpose.


The 7 Principals of Kwanzaa Umoja = Unity The Sixth Day of Kwanzaa (December 31)On the sixth day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red, the next green and then the final red candle. This represents the 6th principle of Kwanzaa - Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah): Creativity.

The sixth day, which occurs on New Years Eve, is a special day. This is the day of the Kwanzaa Karamu or Kwanzaa Feast. On this special day we remember our ancestors will read the Tamshi La Tutaonana (TAMshi la Tu-ta-u-NA-na). The Tamshi La Tutaonana was written by Dr. Karenga, the creator of Kwanzaa, as a farewell statement to the feast and the year.

Strive for discipline, dedication, and achievement in all you do. Dare struggle and sacrifice and gain the strength that comes from this. Build where you are and dare leave a legacy that will last as long as the sun shines and the water flows. Practice daily Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba, and Imani. And may the wisdom of the ancestors always walk with us. May the year’s end meet us laughing, and stronger. May our children honor us by following our example in love and struggle. And at the end of next year, may we sit together again, in larger numbers, with greater achievement and closer to liberation and a higher level of life.

The Seventh Day of Kwanzaa (January 1)On the seventh day the black candle is lit, then the farthest left red, the farthest right green, the next red candle, the next green, the final red and then the final green candle. This represents the 7th principle of Kwanzaa - Imani (ee-MAH-nee): Faith.

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Kujichagulia=S elf Determination To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves

Ujima = Collective Work & Responsibility To build and maintain our community together and to make our Brother’s and sister’s problems, our problems and to solve them together.

Ujamaa = Cooperative Economics

To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them.

Nia = Purpose

To make as our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kuumba = Creativity

To do always as much as we can, in the way that we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful than when we inherited it.

Imani = Faith To believe with all our hearts in our parents, our teachers, our leaders, our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.


I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL INVOLVED WITH FIERCE CREATIONS FOR EXCEPTING ME AS PART OF THE GROUP! I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK SHANIDABAWSE FOR REACHING OUT TO INTERVIEW ME AND BLACKNASIANMIXED FOR THE LOVELY PHOTOSHOOT! MANY BLESSINGS AND PROSPERITY TO YOU ALL.. “KEEP IT JAZZY BABY! “ FROM PRODEV NATIVEXOXKISSES


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he goes by the name NativexoxKisses. She thinks of herself to be a wise and zealous multitasking woman also a people person, and most important Mrs Jack of all trades. A true fun-filled Aries born on March 21, multicultural mixed mother of 4 wonderful children, who has been with married to her real life husband NativexoxWarrior for 25 years since 1989 and still going strong.

FIERCE: Can you describe your creating process?

She is a Pro Developer / Content / Mesh Creator who loves writing poetry

thing with a nice upbeat that help me positively think about the wants

and is currently writing a book about her life called “Puzzles Of My Life

and needs of the IMVU community. Then I start mapping out a plan so I

Story” a documentary about her life being abused as a Child. She has

can achieve that goal and post it right up front and center on sticky notes

her own Youtube channel and loves practicing random acts of kindness

everywhere including my personal developing work group. I do this to stay

because she LOVES Seeing people at their best of being happy! Fierce

focus because certain things distract me easily. Once you get it done the

caught up with the lady that is bringing the world of “The Sims” to IMVU

reward is endless because people are satisfied by leaving you messages

and helping you build your virtual town.

and constantly coming back for more.

FIERCE: When and why did you join imvu?

FIERCE: Gosh I wish I could be that focus. I normally just go with the flow..

NATIVE: Well first I thank the lord for my talent because without him I’ll be nothing! I take care of my RL family (multitasking throughout the day) and then between breaks I put on some smooth jazz, flute music, or some-

lol but tell us what do you like & hate about creating? NATIVE:My daughter introduced me to IMVU in 2006 but I joined in 2007 to see what its all about because I enjoy having fun and helping people. I also

NATIVE: The only thing I dislike about creating is having to worry about

joined the discontinuation of Yahoo 360 its a place where I truly shined in

thieves or copy cats stealing your ideas or hard work.. I also wish I could

my own spotlight.

get paid more for selling my credits to resellers. It forced me to work twice as hard to pay real life bills.

FIERCE: When I first started seeing your stuff in the catty it reminded me The Sims, So I do want to know what was your inspiration for starting your

FIERCE: I totally hear you on the people stealing your ideas. I know a lot

imvu city?

of creators struggle with that. Now speaking of creators, who are your 3

NATIVE: Well I was a Sims Fanatic back in the day so once I got on here

fave creators?

real good I put 2 things together me knowing graphic and my love for the game. I got better over time and finally started making my own meshes

NATIVE: I honestly don’t have favorites because there are so many devel-

this year which was a goal that God helped me succeed.

opers I support. I basically purchase what I like from them and leave cool


FIERCE: What can we expect from you in 2014? NATIVE:Hopefully better communication other than just pulse with friendships because I work so hard in real life involving IMVU and also bringing more quality products under other accounts that people can derive and build their own Virtual Towns.. FIERCE: Any Advice for up and coming creators?

reviews. FIERCE: What makes you fierce? NATIVE: My peaceful personality of being a wise individual who’s in touch with my inner being and surroundings. FIERCE: What made you join fierce creations? NATIVE: I love being around people who enjoy showing and sharing their talents.. FIERCE: As the year comes to an end, tell us what you enjoy and disliked the most this year on imvu? NATIVE: Well I started off doing great until around June the devil tried to steal my joy by permanently disabling my account under false accusations but I fought it with friends by continually calling, writing, inbox, poking staff, and making forums to the IMVU company every single day! I was wrongfully accused of being part of IMVU staff after claiming I do worked here as a Content Mesh Creating Developer. I think IMVU need to change its rules as far as developers not being recognized as part of the team that make this site what it is instead of Cattle to be milked or our credits because we make profits from our work and get paid real money! Im very happy to have my account back 2 weeks after fighting so hard with friends especially my best friend Stymesh! Every since then things have been looking good!

NATIVE: Yes’ this is for both current and upcoming developers.. Please stay positive having an open mind when creating. Do not pay attention to other developer’s work because most get intimidated doing that and feel they can’t achieve their own goals. Do what you like and how you want to create it! If the sales not happening write away its time to change up the game by placing your work in the right area’s of the site to get notice. Not every mesh creator places their work in the right category! The key is TAGGING and LISTING! Words mean a lot when selling an ideal product and please reach out to foreigners by using translators and embed the invisible black html wording into your product pages. You will get better sales and better views even if they don’t understand English.


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FIERCE: How did you find out about IMVU?

RISKEE: What I love the most is when I’m able to be creative with the

RISKEE: I was online one day bored so I started searching online fashion

designs. Dislikes? hmmm when my customs are made into meshes or cop-

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FIERCE: When and why did you start creating?

FIERCE: If someone wanted to place a custom order how would they get

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RISKEE: They can inquire and place orders through messages and if I’m

FIERCE: What made you start doing accessories instead of clothing or

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RISKEE: Well actually I started out making skins then I went to only doing custom skins from there it was clothes and shoes. I eventually became bored with those and took a little break from imvu during that time I started my own business and decided to bring these same pieces to imvu I’ve been making accessories every since. FIERCE: Describe your style… RISKEE: Fierce, Fearless, and Risque(that’s where my name came from)lol FIERCE: Name some of your fave creators? Omg if you knew how much I shopped you would know that’s hard for me to do lol. But if I really had to pick off top I would say iiXylia, LuvableMeMe Fierce Magazine •

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FIERCE: Do you have any plans to do 3d meshes?

RISKEE: No, not at the moment I don’t. FIERCE: Highs and lows for 2013 on imvu? RISKEE: I did a lot of BS cleaning in 2012 so my 2013 imvu life has been fabulous a little of the imvu creator politics here and there but for the most part 2013 has been a great year for me. FIERCE: What can we expect from you in 2014?

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    HE JUST MIGHT BE THE CUTEST KID ON IMVU                                     In real life he is 22 years old. But Online he roleplays the age of 3 and he is hands down the cutest avi kid I ever met. I was warned he’ll write on my walls and throw a fit, he’s a little monsta. But when I met him he was the sweetest and cutest thing I’ve ever seen on IMVU and instantly fell in love with his lil cute braids. Almost made me want more pixels kids. I was excited to invited Cakemonsta and learn more about him. FIERCE: Please tell us how you got started with creating ? CAKEMONSTA: Well, around the summer of 2011 me and my wife (remember he only roleplays the age of 3) thought it would be a good idea to team up and make some kid clothing for our role-play children because during that time there weren’t much to choose or decent enough to wear. So we came up with the Cakemonsta and Cuppycake and have been successful ever since.

kind of weird lol but I just enjoy how I am able to be creative with them. FIERCE: Besides creating what how you spend your time when you’re on imvu? CAKEMONSTA: I enjoy being around ppl, so I spend time with my imvu fam and friends. Also, I am always in public rooms, so I meet new people all day, which is awesome! Well, if they’re not stalkers or drama-starters, then yes, its awesome lol FIERCE: You’re too cute, please tell us your highs and lows of 2013 on imvu:

CAKEMONSTA: There have been minor drama this year, not much though. My amor had been disabled briefly and we got thru that successfully. Of course, when you have a title, there is FIERCE: Do you think because you are a kid drama along with it. But, I have tough avi you get treated differently on IMVU? skin, so I tend to block out a lot. But, I can say that I have enjoyed this year, I CAKEMONSTA: Oh yea, ofc. Kid avis get away taught myself how to mesh and have with murder due to everyone wantinG to been successful making a few meshes adopt u lmao but I remind everyone I am an on my own. adult, and normally people are cool with it. But I don’t roleplay much, I am mainly on cake FIERCE: What can we expect from you to create. However, I do have a mom and she’s in 2014? pretty awesome, but yes, I would believe kid avis are treated different than others. CAKEMONSTA: Can expect even more boy kid clothing, meshes, toys, rooms FIERCE: How would you describe your and much more in the upcoming year. personality? FIERCE: I can’t say how much I enjoyed CAKEMONSTA: Well, I believe I am a very chill, this interview and Imma tell you once reserved, down to earth gent. I am 100% more how cute your are. All you other drama-free. I love helping and going out my avi kids need to take some lessons way for others. However, I shy away from all from you. Do you have any advice for evils. I don’t get involved with anyones issues- up and coming creators dramas because sooner or later they tend to become urs as well, and again, I am not down CAKEMONSTA: Do not steal, it is not for drama lol. worth being dmca’d guys. There are so many ideas that we all can explore. FIERCE: What do you enjoy most about Be creative. creating? CAKEMONSTA: I just enjoy creating in general. But, I do love the brainstorming stage of creating the most. Why? While in this process I have so much I can do and have billion of ideas running through my head which makes such an excitement and rush for me. Sounds

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