It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything
Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart
The Dust Brothers, ♫This Is Your Life♫
In over 700 blog posts I’ve never deviated from picking song titles or verses for the titles of the entries. It may seem like I’ve done that now but I’m considering it a hybrid because not only is it a song but it also uses sound bytes of Tyler Durden from “Fight Club”. At least this way I don’t actually disrupt the streak I have going while still being able to tie in the song of choice with the theme of the post which is the previously mentioned book turned cult classic movie.
XTC Poses has a really cool prop/pose set at Pose Fair called you guessed it “Fight Club.” I thought with the final days of the event, I would go out with a bit of a bang and go out kicking (sort of). Sets like this are something I like to do as it depicts action. There is a mixture of Boxing and MMA poses within the set so anyone who likes to take photos in that genre this is right up your alley (or even wheelhouse).
Just in case you missed it at the beginning of the post, Pose Fair is only open for a few more days and if you haven’t been there yet because it was crowded and the sim was full. Now is your chance before other last minute stragglers who had to wait before going back make it hard to get in again. Treat yourself with the gift of poses for your picture taking.
BACKDROP: Lop – Backdrop Gym Boxing
POSE: XTC Poses – Fight Club @ Pose Fair / NEW
HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas HEAD: Lelutka – Paxton 2.5 SKIN: Stray Dog – Seth (Tone 02) SHAPE: My Own
Down, you can’t hold me down Cause when no one is around I won’t be standing here just waiting for you to come back home again Down, you can’t hold me down Because I finally understand that what you did is not so bad in fact it’s better for me
There are 4 more days left to visit this round of Pose Fair. You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t get there and that’s if you are a photo enthusiast on the grid. I have had a blast with the photos I have taken so far and it has really helped me to start finding myself creativity. I don’t know how long it will last essentially but as I like to say, I’m just going to ride the wave while it lasts.
With this go round of Pose Fair I’ve found a lot of new creators beyond the staples we already know and love. Vagary is not one I was familiar with until now but looking at the poses from the “Im The One” set, I like what I was able to put together visually with it. I also managed to take this photo with Firestorm instead of using Black Dragon as I normally do. I can say that I am pleasantly surprised with it the turnout
BACKDROP: Madras – Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited
Change my attempt good intentions Should I, could I Here we are with your obsession Should I, could I
10 Years, ♫Wasteland♫
There is only week week left of Pose Fair and if you haven’t paid the event a visit my only question is why not? With all the male and female poses combined with couples, friends and other miscellaneous poses (not to forget backdrops!) Even the amateur photographer who does it for fun can find great new things to use to make their creative works stellar.
One of Gravity Poses latest sets called “Walk 6-10” is for single males and as the name suggests are walking inspired. I value poses that showcase action or movement and even though I like stationary expression, there is something more about telling a story about possibly getting from A to B. To be able to make the viewer think “Where was he coming from and where’s he going next?” The “Wasteland Scene” by Synnergy helps tell that story as well as it looks like our protagonist (or antagonist) is in a future where everything is desolate.
The vehicle you see as part of the scenery is a group gift by 777 Motors called the “Pimpmobile”. While the name itself gives me a bit of the giggles, I really think for the group price which is under 10 lindens is a good value. Even if you don’t want to drive it around you can use it just like I did. Once again I am also wearing clothing from Cold-Ash including one of their most recent releases the “LEON Leather Jacket” which gives the option of a shirt or hoodie option. Super stylish and a must have for leather jacket aficionados.
On our knees we pray As we waste away And we dig our grave Dead on arrival In this mess we made Fill our lungs with hate Just to numb the pain Dead on arrival
I Prevail, ♫D.O.A.♫
One of the best things (which I have said plenty of times over the course of being a Pose Fair blogger) is being introduced to new creators. Such as Darcio creations, who during this round of the fair has released the “Guns & Roses” pose. The pose has both props included the moment you sit on the pose stand. This has me definitely debating about why I’d be holding a rose and a gun at the same time. In this case it is better that things are left unsaid and leave an open narrative.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! I’ll be back again soon with some more fun items from the Pose Fair which you still have until the 22nd to visit and boost your creative photos.
I had enough, it’s time to beat this habit I’m growing cold, I’m caught in your madness Soon enough, you’ll only end tragic I hear your voice, the comfort in sadness
Couples poses can have different categories and meanings. It isn’t just for the relationship and romantic variety of photography that it usually gets associated with. They can also be considered action shots or even friends and family pics depending on the pose itself. CuCa Poses mixes a bit of action and romance with the “Ride Or Die” poses sets currently available at Pose Fair. This is the first pose set in the group and as you can see there could be action taking place before or after the scene I put together. There is even a slight hint of romance there and has a movie quality about it.
I’m also excited that Cold-Ash released two new items at the beginning of this month. The “Hawthorne Shirt (Plaid Pack)” is a part of the March round of The Men’s Department. Being that I am a sucker for button down flannel shirts this really was a must for my closet. To go along with it is the “MILES Casual Chino Pants” which is available at the Cold-Ash store. These are great for when you aren’t feeling jeans but won’t be going anywhere that requires dress pants. Anyone that is a fan of Cold-Ash will definitely want to grab these up.
BACKDROP: ISUKA – Yokocho Backdrop / No Longer Available
POSE: CuCa Poses – Ride Or Die 1 @ Pose Fair / NEW
I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (Oh) No one’s around to judge me (Oh) I can’t see clearly when you’re gone
Seraphim, ♫Blinding Lights♫
Sometimes the best way to accomplish a photo session is to not try and overthink things. I can say with certainty that I did that with this post. I rounded up some really great items from Pose Fair and got started. You’ll also find that I kept my wardrobe simple and that is thanks in part to the latest group gift by Kalback. The “Casual Boxers” come in just about every basic color you can think of (Black, Blue, Orange, Red and White with a few others I won’t spoil for you).
There is a double dose of KOPFKINO as well with the Passage Backdrop in white (also available in black) and the Jared pose pack. The range of poses in this go from “come hither” to “what did I just do?” The backdrop is a great way to create a scene and even could be spruced up with some furniture but as I said at the beginning I wanted to keep this basic and simple. Think of this as maybe a belated Valentine’s Day pic perhaps?
BACKDROP: KOPFKINO – Passage Backdrop White @ Pose Fair / NEW
Obey We hope you have a lovely day Obey You don’t want us to come out and play Away, now now There’s nothing to see here It’s under control We’re only gambling with your soul Obey Whatever you do, just don’t wake up and smell the corruption
Bring Me The Horizon, ♫Obey♫
Pose Fair is underway and like past rounds there are a lot of great and talented pose creators involved. I’m always pleasantly surprised when a new creator comes around and can knock my virtual socks off. With a dual threat in this post, I am using both the “Blood Church Backdrop” and the “I AM THE WAY” pose set from [Struts]
These two combined to give me a really good idea of what I wanted to do right off of the bat. The setting I created has the idea that the person in the photo is an occult leader and he’s preaching to his congregation. Though in this case the congregation is in his head (as there is no one there but him). The pose set as a whole has some very good poses that can be used for those types of photos. If anyone dares to pick up those set, I’d love to see what can be done with it.
BACKDROP: [Struts] – Blood Church Backdrop @ Pose Fair / NEW
And I won’t let my insecurities define who I am, I am Not gonna waste my life ’cause I’ve been fucked up ‘Cause it doesn’t matter
Youngblud, ♫God Save Me But Don’t Drown Me Out♫
I can’t believe that it’s been almost 4 months since I last posted a new entry. The holidays came and went and a new year began. In what I had hoped would be a better change, I found that it all stayed the same and my creativity hasn’t been quite where I want it to be. I’ve been considering where the road will take me in 2021 and if I should completely retire from blogging and just take pics for the fun of it or keep doing what I’ve been doing. It is a lot to consider and I still have some time to figure it out.
For now though I’m going to concentrate my energies on the latest round of Pose Fair which is back again with the best pose and prop makers on the grid all housed in one mega event. I’m starting with a creator I am familiar with from past rounds in the form of Beras Poses. I chose to use the Static Sitting pack that will be available starting on March 7th, 2021.
To go along with that I’m wearing two releases from L&B Swear (one new and one that is recent). The SwearTECH EV Force Sneakers you can pick up at the current round of Man Cave and the Remnant Ripped Jeans are available at both the in-world mainstore or the Marketplace.
Sometimes I wonder
If life is some sick joke
Will I wake up and it's over?
No, I'm still here and I'm not dead
Neck Deep, ♫Sick Joke♫
I hope that everyone had a really excellent Thanksgiving and found some great deals in both the real world and virtual world. I know that I’ve been relatively quiet for a long time but I am still kind of coming to grips with where I want to go virtually. Blogging still has a place in my heart but I am feeling like it isn’t as big in it as it once was. Have I given up completely? No, not by a long shot. Though I think it is just going to be something where I post maybe more than I have been but not as much as I used to before I took a break.
Lapointe & Bastchild are one of many stores with great discounts on products for their group members. For their VIP’s through the 3rd of December you can put a specific code in to get 50% (which is unlimited use) on as many items as you wish. On the 1st through the 3rd there is a code for 80% off a single item which if there’s a big ticket FATPACK item that’s on the wishlist then it’s high time to treat yourself. (Seriously do it!)
I really find that I like this SwearTECH EV085 which has many options including the style I’m wearing which in a way reminds me a bit of Chance the Rapper with the number 3 in it. I could probably go on about this ad nauseum but I don’t want to put anyone to sleep so I’m going to throw this to the credits and will catch you on the next entry (which I hope to be sooner than the time between this and the last!)
And most days, it all feels the same
I can't tell no difference in pleasure and pain
And it makes me sick, sick joke
Like life is shoving its fingers to the back of my throat
Waking up from myself
To a life outside this hell
No more lies, no more pain
You can’t fight the war we made
The war we made
Red, ♫The War We Made♫
When I mentioned in my last post that this was the final days of Pose Fair I completely misspoke and want to correct that really quick before I get into anything. The final day for the event is the 28th so there is still plenty of time to get to the event to get those poses for your photography creations before they transfer to their creator’s stores (or get retired as so may possibly). I realized that after I’d posted it and figured I had an opportunity to correct it and here it it is! I have seen a lot of fellow event bloggers making really great posts and even bloggers that I follow on Flickr. Everyone is creating great scenes with the products from Pose Fair.
The pose set that I am using a pose from in this photo is from R.Bento called “Lui”. There are five poses in the set (including mirrors) and are packed into a convenient and easy to use HUD. It makes it a lot easier for those of us who find a location that we cannot put out pose stands at. Major props for anyone who utilizes this type of system. They do come in handy far more than some realize.
I’m also wearing a set of clothing items from the L&B Swear “Sweartech” line which includes the bomber jacket, cap, and mask. These items together remind me a little bit of the video game “Watch Dogs” and could quite possibly be a nod to the game franchise. If so, I can tell you that these products are supremely well made as you can come to expect from Lapointe & Bastchild. There are a lot of options as far as color ways and the jacket has the option for the hood on the sweatshirt to be pulled up or down or even completely removed. How’s that for customization?
But am I alone, am I alright
Am I insane, am I alive
What does it take to
Stop waging war with
All I thought I wanted
All I thought I needed