[#427] Swing Life Away

I’ve been here so long, I think that it’s time to move
The winter’s so cold, summer’s over too soon
Let’s pack our bags and settle down where palm trees grow

Swing Life Away♫ – Rise Against

It’s not very often that I actually shoot any scenes from my own house but I didn’t really feel like using a backdrop or finding a location to set up in so I came up with an idea that allowed me to stay where I was at. I enjoyed how I was able to combine good ambience with lighting and of course my instant go to LUMIPro. Personally I feel like this is a small victory because it was fun to come up with and it was not stressful to put together.


When I first started putting this together, I didn’t have a song that was an inspiration as often times I do before going into setting up a scene. As I was thinking about various genre’s of music I knew I wanted something laid back; I almost automatically recalled “Swing Life Away”. It had the right feel and helped me with getting the best visual with the look and poses I combined.


As I was taking photos from different angles from close and further away, I found myself liking a majority of them so for this entry I added an extra shot I found favorable in addition to my main “storytelling” shot and the usual two featured product close-ups.


Brand partners that I am featuring in this entry’s look consist of Avi-Glam (eyes) and Image Essentials (Poses). I managed to go out and do a little shopping outside of the search for bargains during the Black Friday events and checked out a new event called District 23 (not to be confused with the District 20 event that I have intentions of covering) as well as another stop to The Men’s Department.


Now that you’ve had the chance to look at what I’ve put into this look, I’ll leave you with the style credits (which are as complete as they possibly can). I believe these stores and events have something for just about every fella out there and even some of the gals as well. Enjoy your next shopping excursion and remember to pick up demos before deciding on a purchase as there is nothing worse then buyer’s remorse (and I know we’ve all been there). Thanks for joining me for this adventure and I will see you again soon.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR+elua+ Pippa Black Pack

During the course of my Black Friday shopping excursion I decided to see what +elua+ had going on as far as hairstyles considering I have not visited the shop in some time. I did not find anything in the regular hairstyles but I did see the gacha machine that this hair is from and played it to be able to get a black pack of this hair and with a little size adjusting it was perfect on my head. Personally I like having longer hair on my pixels during what I would consider the fall/winter season even though some places don’t really observe because it is unnecessary (we are pixels after all ha!)

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Hope Eyes – Aqua @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Eyes are often the best feature on a person because when you look into someone’s eyes it has been said that you can look into their soul; this new set of eyes like previous Avi-Glam releases does not disappoint. 24 different iris colors (including the one you can see a close-up of in the product shot above) that come in 3 sizes. These are excellent for everyday wear and for those of you who may not be bloggers or photographers could easily be a great permanent eye to wear. Mesh eyes are included in the package and a FATPACK is also available.

COMPATIBLE With: CATWA, OMEGA, and regular (for included mesh eyes) applier HUDs.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BODYBelleza – Jake

TATTOO⊱ { Speakeasy } Storm Tattoo @ District 23NEW

Very seldom do I wear or feature body ink as I’ve expressed before in previous entries but it’s not for lack of liking them. Most of the time it’s for the fact I wear products that would generally cover them up and would defeat the purpose of wearing them. When I was putting this current look together I saw an add for this tattoo and knew that I would not be wearing anything on the upper half of my body. The tattoo comes in three different opacity types (Fresh, Worn, and Faded) and you can get it at District 23 along with other types of ink and poses to enjoy.

COMPATIBLE With: Omega, Signature and TMP applier HUDs.

PANTS⊱ AITUI – Sweat Pants – Loyalty, Grey @ TMDNEW

Only a few more days left for the current round of TMD to get your hands on these sweatpants by AITUI. There are several different designs and colors available at the event but they are definitely great for just lazing around your dwelling while you are AFK or just relaxing doing nothing. I think these are really cool and very well made.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

IE – Daily Things (b) (1 / 3) @ Designer CircleNEW

I really do enjoy taking poses that are not meant normally for males and putting them to work for me. This great set of poses (5 total with mirrors) also comes with two pose props (a phone and a magazine). The poses depict motions some of us make in our normal routines which is why to me the name of the set is appropriate. You can pick this up at the Designer Circle event which is open until the 2nd of December so there is still time…hurry!

[#426] In A World So Cold

Now I don’t believe men are born to be killers
I don’t believe the world can’t be saved
How did it get here and when did it start?
An innocent child with a thorn in his heart?

World So Cold♫ – 12 Stones

How’s it going everyone? I thought I’d take a step back from all the events and shopping madness that’s been going on over the past few days and just put together something that I thought was fun. I chose to dip into the nerd pool with a few shout outs to some things I enjoy in the real world. Putting this scene together was refreshing because I didn’t feel any kind of pressure to try and figure out the perfect angle to display a product. It was just doing something for the heck of it and if it turned out then so be it.

I thought it might be fun to delve into an undead apocalypse since I haven’t done so in a while and it seems these shots tend to go well for me in an inspirational sense. I carried over the Blake Oxfords from the last shoot because I just like them so much and knew they’d go with the rest of the outfit I planned on wearing. Everything else is a mixture of different things I purchased recently from events that have past or just stores I traveled to.

Unfortunately one of my favorite parts of this look, the “Snakehood” by KROVA is no longer available for sale. I had found it on the marketplace late last year and apparently the owner had removed some of his older merchandise and replaced it with newer things. One of the things I liked about it is that there were several different visor looks that resemble a certain “Real American Hero” that was a badass ninja who never uttered a word. Some of you will get who I am referring to and for the rest of you I’ll just say that you missed out on something cool.

This happens to be one of the easiest put together scenes and shoots that I’ve had in a while and felt effortless. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did creating it and it gets your creative fluids moving to find a location or build to take some cool photos. I also encourage you to give all the stores that I’ve put in this scene as well. They work hard to create products that people will want to take home with them.

Now that I’ve said just about all I can about this entry I’ll leave you to look over the entire style credits as I prepare for the next adventure wherever it may lead me.

Onto the next conversation…

BODYBelleza – Jake

MASK⊱ [KROVA] Snakehood ♯ Not Available
As previously mentioned this item is no longer being sold and it makes me sad because I think anyone who might want it now after seeing it here will be disappointed. Maybe the creator will bring it back at some point in time as it is not technically an old item as far as mesh standards go. I’ve enjoyed this brand’s role-play style products for years now and they continue to keep making cool things.

SUITMeshmerized – Padded Suit
After seeing an ad for this item I instantly became a fan. Very few items of clothing in world have glove like sleeves and I like touches such as that so I sought out the store to pick it up. It comes with a HUD to color change the suit with 4 different colors for the top and bottom. I think the only thing I would change about this and it is not a complaint by any means is I would have added a white suit to the other colors provided; I think it would have made for an interesting look.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, Tweenster (2 Sizes) and Maitreya for the gals.

SHOES⊱ [MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS @ Man CaveNEW

BACKDROPSAYO – The Undead Heard You
I would have loved to have come up with this idea around Halloween time when I first found this backdrop. It’s got a great feel to it and sets the undead apocalypse mood very high. The Zombies that are after me are not apart of the scene, they come from a prop from COME SOON Poses and the gun props are from a pose set by the brand Perimeter.

Animosity x Schitt – Apocalypse Pose Pack (6 / 3)
One of my Black Friday shopping purchases, I thought these poses would work great for what I was planning to do even before I fully committed to doing it. I honestly do like the poses that Animosity does and that’s not just some bs session. I honestly enjoy the poses they release as I have been able to create some good scenes with the ones I have bought in the past.

[#425] Ho Hey!

I don’t think you’re right for him
Look at what have might have been
If you took a bus to China Town
I’d be standing on Canal and Bowery
She’d be standing next to me.

Ho Hey♫ – The Lumineers

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend (those of you who celebrate/observe Thanksgiving). Most everyone is enjoying leftovers while going over some of their real life shopping excursions. I am a little bit under the weather so I haven’t really been out as there really wasn’t much that caught my fancy but I did manage to hit some sales in-world bringing home some new poses to intermingle with some of my scenes.

With the last few days focusing on those that I’m thankful for: family, friends and colleagues but this year I’m most thankful for the special person in my life. She’s certainly helped me see a lot of things that I might not have before and this scene and song choice is dedicated to her.

I have some really cool things I am featuring from my brand partners in this look. Modulus has returned to making hair and at the Industrie event, they have released the “Max” hat and hair combination. I’ve even had the pleasure of speaking with the owner of Modulus, Chucky Hollak, and I have it on good authority that this is only the beginning and there will be new future hairstyles in the works. If this is the beginning of something new then consider me excited.

MESANGE has new eyes up for sale at the newly restocked Men Only Monthly for Nov/Dec. Of course I will give you the details down below in the credits so I can keep this as short and sweet for you as possible. I tend to get long winded at times when I have things I like and want to talk about.

Another new exciting thing is Go&See who are well known for skins for both men and women as well as eyes have ventured into the pose market. One of their first set of four male pose releases is also available at Men Only Monthly. More on those as well down in the credits as well.

With having had several items from Industrie and Men Only Monthly in the last few posts, I’m also giving some love to ULTRA, The Men’s Department and Man Cave in this post. I find that a small amount of events always get the most attention from me and it’s not that I don’t visit other events, it just seems I am just find more that suits my style. I’m always on the look out for new events and brands to feature in my looks/scenes and that won’t change.

It’s that time for me to turn you over to the credits and more of my little observations/ramblings if you will as this adventure has reached it’s finishing point. I hope to see you back again the next time for whatever idea my brain churns out so be well until then!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Max Hat & Hair @ IndustrieNEW
This hat is very well made with great texturing and has a HUD to change its color. The tuft of hair that hangs out in front also offers 5 different color packs that you can pick from or you can pick up the FATPACK and wear it however you are feeling on that day.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Lihir Eyes @ M.O.MNEW
The colors in these 15 new eyes really draw you in as there is a main color with little bits of other colors swirled in for some magical looking eyes. 4 sizes of eyes with an Omega HUD for compatible eyes (CATWA, LeLutka, Logo…etc). Mesh eyes and system eyes are also included so just about everyone who wants these excellent eyes can use them.

FACE⊱ amias – NERO – Ivory @ TMDNEW
A new LeLutka applier that comes in 3 different skin tones and comes with a brow or browless option. 4 different facial hair options are also included in the HUD as well so that you can perfect your look however you want to. You can also purchase the body appliers right at the event as well so if you demo the skin right there and want to take it home you won’t have to go anywhere else before you head home to fix yourself up.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ ExalteD – Flannel – Mustard @ ULTRANEW
When it comes to long sleeved shirts and colder weather there’s nothing better than the feeling of flannel. I’ve always had a flannel shirt to wear on top of short sleeved shirts or just by themselves and I have always been comfortable. Finding this at the ULTRA event was a great moment as I was able to have one in my virtual world as well that fit the body that I am wearing now without any hassle. There are several colors at the event to choose from so there is sure to be one you’ll like. I’m only disappointed that it wasn’t released as a FATPACK too because I likely would have given my money for it; I’m so very tempted to return and get at least one more color.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza (2 versions) and Signature (2 versions) male bodies.

JEANS::K:: Slim Fit Jeans – Used

SHOES⊱ [MODA] BLAKE OXFORDS @ Man CaveNEW
These oxfords are very versatile in the fact that they look good with both jeans as you can see for yourself up above; they also work well with slacks/dress pants. The HUD comes with 26 color options to change 5 different parts of the shoe with (that’s a lot of options and combinations you can come up with) as well as 4 different metals for the eyelets. This is definitely worth the price, an exceptional value.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

Go&See * Dude * Bento Pose Pack (3) @ M.O.MNEW
As I mentioned up above, Go&See has branched out into poses; there are 5 different poses in the pack that require bento enabled hands for the pose to look the way it was intended to. To you guys out there who are into photography and blogging as I am you definitely should check these out if you have not yet because these poses should not be slept on!

[#424] Alibi

I fell apart but got back up again
And then I fell apart and got back up gain yeah

Alibi♫ – 30 Seconds To Mars

Hope everyone has had a good weekend that just past since my last entry was before then. For those of you in places that are celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday, you are probably preparing to travel or are in the midst of traveling. Everyone is getting their appetites whetted for good food and commiseration. For this entry I did a few things different in how I take my photos so hopefully you’ll like them as much as I did taking them.

On the first two shots I’m posting today I went with one specific windlight and for my second closeup shot I changed settings to see what they would look like and was amazed at what I was seeing so I wanted to capture it and share it with you as well. This setup (photo prop) aside is one that I put together using random things that I had lurking in my inventory closet. I’m self admittedly one of the worst decorators or set designers on the planet and even I was rather proud of what I put together.

I‘m also happy to announce that for a second term I’ll be continuing to blog for one of my favorite pose brands, Image Essentials. I really enjoy trying to bring out my best with their products because they are made very well and even with some poses that are meant for females, I’m managed to go outside of the box and make them work for me in many different situations such as with the item I’m featuring from them in this scene. “The Waiting Game” is available currently at the 4Mesh event (formerly Mesh Body Addicts) until the end of the month. I’ll tell you more about it in the credits so you have more info there.

Avi-Glam also has new eyes just recently released that I’ve been given the privilege of being able to show you from the Industrie Event that has just opened. More on these as well in the credits section.

This shot is one I am particularly proud of. I used a different type of lighting along with the LUMIPro Photography Assistant. The tone and mood for this really put me over the moon with how well it turned out and I think it turned out better than any of the other shots that I did for this entry. Most artists are overly critical of their work and I’m one of those that tends to take it to the extreme. I want to evoke as much emotion and creativity I can while making it look beautiful and outstanding.

Hopefully from this moment on I’ll be able to style my photos better to not only show you great items and fashion from a virtual world but to also tell stories behind human emotion like I’ve been doing since day one (and four hundred twenty four previously). If anyone has any tips they’d like to share with me then I’ll favor that and enjoy any open discussion.

Now that I’ve spent a little (more like a lot) of time rambling I’m going to get you to those credits and thoughts about the latest items being covered in today’s scene. Thank you again for joining me on another adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ { Speakeasy } Clay Hair ♯ MarketplaceNEW
This hair is a really epic deal. { Speakeasy } was nice enough to place this hair which is a FATPACK on the marketplace for 1L…yes that is right just 1L. How insane is that? It also comes with a Black Hairbase and a White Tintable version also on an Omega applier HUD. There are 5 color packs to choose from and since you have all of the colors you can go all out and have one color hair today and another one tomorrow if you choose to. This is definitely one of the best bargains I’ve seen come along recently because you just can’t beat the quality for the price.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ AG. Luster Eyes @ IndustrieNEW
These eyes only come in a FATPACK only, so you get 6 colors in a HUD (Individual appliers for CATWA, LeLutka and Omega) as well as one that come with the standard mesh eyes. These eyes are very striking and are ones that are good for many uses and purposes not just every day regular wear. These are easily worth going to the Industrie event and checking out (as well as many great other items).

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2

BEARDVolkstone Corleone Beard [Black 1] + Facial Hair
A nice thick beard which comes with a HUD (Catwa and Omega) to give you the base of the beard along with the mesh unrigged and resizeable beard that will keep your face nice and warm in the cooler weather as well as looking very badass as well.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ Chuck Size -Miller Long Sleeve (Striped Effect) @ M.O.MNEW
Lately I have been seeing the Chuck Size brand more and more at events but this is my first time purchasing one of their items and I am not disappointed. This really cool long sleeved top comes in several designs (in which I thought I’d rock a striped shirt seeing as how I don’t own many and I like them). I am wearing it on the Belleza body and it fits perfectly along with the jeans I am wearing. The combination turned out hassle free and as close to perfection as anything can get.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

JEANSBlankLine – StandardJeans

BOOTS⊱ not so bad – ANDY Desert Boots (Beige) @ TMDNEW
It could easily be said that these boots would fall under the Chukka category. They are nicely made and give that feel that they’ve kinda been worn pretty well but aren’t ready to go in the trash bin yet. I really am a fan of these boots and I did pick up the FATPACK of these because I know I can use them again in the future. Shoes are much harder to come by in the way of clothing for guys (aside from usual sneakers low and hi variety).

Compatible With: Belleza, Signature, SLink, Standard (Unrigged) and TMP male bodies.

IE – The Waiting Game (b) @ 4MeshNEW
This pose prop (that’s right it is a building facade prop) comes with 5 different poses (including mirrors) that are meant to be for the ladies as they are labeled “cute” but they certainly work for males as well with maybe minimal shape adjustment. This poses certainly will work for just about everyone and excellent scenes can be created with them. This item is exclusively being sold right now and 4Mesh until the end of the month. I suggest you go take a look, and also check out what else Image Essentials has to offer!

[#423] Here Without You

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time

Here Without You♫ – 3 Doors Down

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting photos from an in-world location called IASWAS. I figured it was time for me to go visit and see if it inspired me for a scene and the results of it are what you are about to see here. I didn’t expect to get immersed in fall/winter scenery this early but with most land locations changing their seasonal looks, it’ll be a more and more of a task for me to avoid it unless I find inspiration indoors.

When going through the settings as I was doing the photography for this blog entry I had a tough time trying to decide on a windlight that would work well with my surrounds. Rarely if ever do I use the one specified by the sim itself just out of habit, not like they are bad or anything like that. I just tend to stray away from that kind of thing. I ended up choosing a wintery one because of having the snow drifted mountains in the background.

Winter can bring about feelings that we may normally not have in warmer months. Sometimes people feel lonelier when the temperature drops and the the holidays bring about certain things in people as well. I think that’s a big part of the reason why I went with the song choice I did because I think we all miss someone this time of year, even people who are right there in front of us. Don’t ask me to explain it as I believe it is simply something bigger than myself.

Now that you seen different angles and closer looks of what I’m wearing you can take a little trip to the different stores and events I’ve gone to and put this look together. Also do not forget to take a trip to IASWAS because it is really a nicely put together place to explore and even take photographs. I’ll certainly be stopping by there again to seek out another location to create another scene. This was a fun adventure and I look forward to seeing you for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- <Rich> @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
For a second look in a row I brought this beanie back to show you one of the other looks that you could get with this product. This is the longer hair version but there is also a shorter hair than this as well as the non hair version you saw in my last entry. I really like the options FABIA made available with this release. Great for winter or for those who wear beanies all the time.

HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESAG. Lucent Eyes

FACE⊱ Modulus – Jonah Skin (Catwa) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
Hipster Men’s Event has a lot of variety as far as events go and as a part of my partnership with Modulus, I’m featuring this skin which is available in five tones with appliers for CATWA and LeLutka brand heads. With the last Modulus release I used the LeLutka head so I figured this time I’d give CATWA Daniel some love for a change. The applier itself has an option for hair and brows singly or together as well as an option to have neither of them for a clean and hairless canvas to apply your own favorite brows, hair, and beards to.

BODYBelleza – Jake

COATLenox Adept Coat
In previous looks I wore the Wool sweater which this coat is tailored to work with. They were originally a part of a past round of TMD (October if I remember correctly). I have a preference to longer coats (mid-length like this to trench coats) and the craftsmanship of this item is very well done. I couldn’t help but purchase the FATPACK when I bought it because I knew I’d really enjoy wearing this in other colors.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

JEANS[Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Washed Lapis
Yet another FATPACK I couldn’t resist at the time, I’ve only worn perhaps two of the pairs of jeans in this set. It felt like the right choice to go with a brand that I’ve enjoyed since their inception. There are still more denim colors left for me to use so who knows when you’ll see these great jeans pop up again.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Fitmesh (Two Sizes), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BOOTS⊱ {kokoia} Gangsta @ TMDNEW
You may know about my addiction for low-top sneakers but it seems like I very well may have an addiction for most shoes in general. I am picky when I need to be but it something looks good and I know it will look good on me then I won’t hesitate to make sure that I own it. These low boot styled shoes are well detailed and are very stylish. There are 5 different colors to choose from (both in base and laces) via a color changing HUD. I would recommend these for not only casual wear with jeans but they could also work in dressier situations.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

Photo taken @ IASWAS

Animosity – Xion (Bonus Pose)

[#422] This Time Of Year

Well, there’s a football in the air
Across a leaf blown field
Yeah, and there’s your first car on the road
And the girl you’d steal

– ♫This Time Of Year♫ – Better Than Ezra

 

The fall bug has hit the pages of These Conversations Kill for another year. This being the first time that I’ve done a seasonal scene in 2017 but I wanted to make sure I got this in before any other weather started to take over. I’d had this idea formulated in my head since last year but the time just rolled by me and it became too late in my mind to try and put it together.

After waiting a year I finally was able to get it off of my list of ideas and into virtual reality photography. The honest truth is I think it turned out better than I expected because not every bit of the look I chose for this was around at that time. Much of these items being recent releases as of the last month or two. Some of them even just having come out.

As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches many families will get together and go out into their yards or a nearby park and play a little catch or touch football. I thought I would try capturing that feeling with the pose set that I am using. I think all of the items I pulled together to create this made the feeling a little magical as I was taking the photos and listening to the song that inspired me to do the session in the first place.

Once again I was on location and revisited a place where I’d done photos at before but it was a while ago and I do not recall it having a fall theme to it. The Mill is a very photogenic spot and a great place to explore even if you are not a photographer. It’s a very peaceful place and right now it is a very fall-centric spot for those of you who enjoy beautiful colors of autumn.

MESANGE has given me the privilege of featuring the “Solunis Eyes” for this entry as they are a part of the list of designer’s that feel I am worthy enough to review their products. These eyes are certainly very colorful and I’ll give more of my thoughts on them in the style credits below.

The eyes are a part of the Hipster Men’s Event which I’ve also had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the current November round. Lots of great poses, clothing, and accessories to be had, one of which is the FABIA “Rich” Hair/Beanie combination. With the weather becoming more chilly, wearing a hat like this would certainly keep a person comfortable.

I hope you’ve found something you’re interested in checking out for yourself while browsing this post. There’s plenty of shopping to be done and a lot of great events currently running and I will be looking to give you coverage on them as well in upcoming installments of this blog. Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me it’s been a lot of fun. Stay true to yourself and I look forward to the next adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
I’m sure you’re likely wondering why I would list this item as hair when in the photos you clearly see that it is just a beanie. Well my friends this is more than just a beanie, there are three versions of this beanie (the one you see in these photos and two others with different hair lengths). I may actually wear this again to show you one of the other versions. I purchased the FATPACK which for the amount of colors you get is worth the price tag if you are someone like me who doesn’t always stay with the same hair color all the time. There are 5 different color packs if you decide not to get them all and they all come with the 3 styles of beanie and a HUD to change the color of the beanie.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Solunis Eyes @ Hipster Men’s Event ♯ NEW
As I mentioned above, I have been given the opportunity to review this item which was recently released at Hipster Men’s Event. There are 15 different eyes to choose from and can be purchased together in a FATPACK complete with a HUD; there are also regular mesh eyeballs in the package. These eyes are compatible with any Omega enabled eyes (Catwa, LeLutka etc…)

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BEARDBeusame // Beard V50
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTetham – Andrew Tee w/ Sweater
Previously released at an event, this shirt (well honestly I’d call it more of a shirt with a sweatshirt underneath) has a lot of different color options. I purchased the FATPACK which comes with a HUD that allows you to color both of the shirt and the sweatshirt. This is definitely perfect for those people who aren’t quite ready to bring the winter coats out of the closet.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

PANTSYACK – Lazaro

SHOESFLI. – Suede Black Gum Canvas
I previously have worn these shoes before in other blogs but I wanted to state that they have been updated to fit the Belleza male body. They are really awesome low-top sneakers and honestly one of my favorite kinds to be released in the past year as they resemble some that I own in the real world.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic male bodies.

Photo taken @ The Mill

{NanTra} Touchdown
This pose set comes with 6 different action poses depicting the game of American football. While they are really meant to be used in a setting with where there is a real field and uniformed players, I managed to make them work for the idea that I envisioned when putting this scene together. I think they can definitely also be used for other types of football photos as well.

Excellently made but to give a brief warning, they are not Bento enabled as they were created before it was released.

[#421] And I Am Stronger Now

You want to tear me down
You want to hold me down
You can’t control me now
You cannot take me out
You cannot save me now
Because I’m stronger now

Stronger♫ – Trust Company

 

As you may have noticed, I did a mini makeover to the layout of the site and will be continuing to do maintenance on it a little bit until I’ve reached my own personal satisfactory level. I find that change can be a good thing after a while if you feel like something doesn’t look right to you anymore or feel like it could use a “new coat of paint” as it were. There were some things I felt that were a necessity personally for me and for the site, which you’ll easily notice that the header remains unchanged. It may get tweaked a little as well but I’m not as much into a hurry to delve into that.

As the season is starting to change and in my part of the world the daylight doesn’t last as long as it did even a few weeks ago, along with the leaves starting to turn color and falling from the trees..I feel a bit hesitant to start purchasing clothing that is better used in open outdoorsy type scenes. I have a few things in mind that could be coming up but first I want to try and get other things done that have been tucked away in my brain.

This scene’s overall look is a hodge-podge of a lot of different things. Most of it from events that are just about to end their current rounds to ones that have just started. Not to mention the Marketplace, where I have been finding quite a few things to use in my photo sessions.

For this entry I only have one featured product from my brand collaborators. MESANGE has been kind enough to share with me “The Ripple Eyes” from the current round of Men Only Monthly. I’ll give you a few more specifics in just a bit down in the credits portion of this post.

I also managed to make trips to The Men’s Department which recently opened a little over a week ago; I also stopped at the newest round of Man Cave which surprisingly I did not find as much as I normally do but I still didn’t leave there empty handed (I’m a habitual shopper, I can’t help it!)

I really feel like this scene turned out really well. I wasn’t trying to overthink the windlights and felt that my use of LUMIPro turned out decent. Sometimes I even wonder if I’m putting it to use the right way but it is easy to second guess yourself. You’ll probably also notice the color scheme of my clothing and yeah I was feeling a bit nerdy at the time so I went with something a bit obvious.

With another scene in the books I hope that you’ve found at least one thing interesting and will take the provided transportation to the stores and events I’ve linked to. It’s always a pleasure to be as helpful and to maybe inspire someone to create a scene of their own with their own vision. I’ll see you all again just up the road!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ Kawashima I – Winter ♯ Marketplace

This is not a new item but I couldn’t help but make the comment that it is one of my most favorite hairs in my entire inventory. I’ve worn it many times as it has been out for what seems like forever but still holds up with all the newer products being sold on the market today. It’s been moved to the Tableau Vivant Marketplace as it is no longer for sale in their store. Guys who are looking for a longer hair that might be what you’d consider vintage but still stands tall…check this out, you won’t be disappointed.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – The Ripple Eyes @ Men Only MonthlyNEW

I had to make sure I got this in before the end of the current round (for those of you wondering it’s the 15th of November). I love the swirling colors that are intertwined in this set of eyes as I am with all of the other MESANGE releases. You have 15 colors to choose from which for those of you who want variety can get in a HUD with the FATPACK. Mesh eyeballs are also included for those of you who choose not to or just do not have Omega friendly eyes.

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BEARDBeusame // Beard V50
BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOOProdigy Ink – Beckham

This body ink is patterned after a certain celebrated Futbol (Soccer in America) star from Britain. It comes in three different opacities (Fresh, Regular, or Faded) and comes with system layers as well as appliers for Omega, SLink, and TMP for you fellas. Female appliers are also included for those of you gals who might be interested as well.

TANKTOP⊱ DUFAUX – Sporty Tank – Purple @ Man CaveNEW

When I was browsing the Man Cave event, I came across this pretty cool tanktop. There were several color choices and I was a bit vexed when it came to choosing but as I stated earlier I was feeling a bit nerdy so I with with Purple. I would have probably liked the FATPACK for the special edition colors that came with it but at the moment I’m on a bit of a budget so I had to sacrifice and pick one. I’m certainly not disappointed with the fit of this tank. Originally my idea for the scene was to go without a top but when I saw this I knew for sure this would be perfect for a workout scene.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza and Signature male bodies.

PANTSYACK – Lazaro

Most people (mind you I say most but not all) do their workouts in either shorts or some kind of track pants so that’s the idea I had in mind as I was putting this together. Yack is a brand that I’ve purchased items from before and went to their store recently for something different and these pants caught my attention. I hadn’t started putting this look together yet so I didn’t get them right away but I do go back to set the final touches to my look. The included HUD has so many color options (with stripes and solid) as well as the ability to change the color of the string tie. It was a very good bargain for what I received and definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to put together a recreational outfit such as this.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic (XS-XL), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BACKDROP[ isuka ] make it stop backdrop

This little hole in the wall would be the perfect place for some bachelor to just hang his hat at the end of the day and get in a good workout before calling it good. It might be a little bit downtrodden (okay it’s actually really downtrodden but it has it’s charms). I really like the detail with this skybox as it is another fine backdrop from ISUKA. If you haven’t check them out yet then what are you waiting for? Their builds help paint masterpieces.

Animosity – Gym Flow @ TMDNEW

Need to get your burn on bro? (Sorry reminded me of a commercial and couldn’t help myself). Animosity has come out with a really cool workout pose set which is bento enabled and comes with two versions of the pull up bar. I really like how this turned out but the only thing I might have changed…well actually more like added would have been to include a salmon ladder like Oliver Queen uses in the Arrow TV series. Now it’s more than unlikely that the brand creator for Animosity will see this but if you do happen to read it…maybe an update? Would be cool to see.

[#420] This Cloud…

I don’t want to come back down from this cloud
It’s taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah

Comedown” – BushListen

Hello once again, sorry it has been a while since my last entry but things have been a bit hectic lately. Also had some setbacks trying to get this photo session off with some in-world hiccups so it was suspended a day or so and then the real world kicked in but I got it done and here we are!

I thought that I would combine a little funny/serious tone to this scene.

First I am going to place a little disclaimer by saying that what you see in today’s look/scene does not entirely reflect the views of myself or These Conversations Kill. While I’m not for the use of recreational drugs, I am not against it. Everything has a time and a place and what people decide to do with their time and their bodies is completely up to them. I simply wanted to make a reference to the blog post # in question with a little play on the unofficial smoker’s holiday.

This look that I have is full of items from brand collaborators who have offered review copies for me to feature and tell you about as well as give any thoughts I might have. Designers contributing to this blog entry are Modulus, Mesange and {COLD-ASH}.

Events that I’ve been to and or the review items are located at include Men Only Monthly, The Men’s Department, as well as FaMESHed, We Love RP and Shiny Shabby which all have great various items for males at them right now!

I was recently reminded of a great location to photograph at, The Last Forever. It was time to take a trip back to see if there was a good spot to park my pixels and be able to capture a good scene once I had the pose all ready to go.

You’ll be able to tell with the theme of this entry that the street name (which you can see in the first photo) is appropriate for what is going on in the scene.

It’s about that time to wrap up another fun adventure. For those who just happened to stumble on the page and have never been here, thanks for looking and hope to see you back. To those who are avid viewers who enjoy what they see here I hope you enjoyed and that you’ll be back again for my next entry. Be well until then!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ Nutmeg & Entwined. Cameron @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Beanies are one of my favorite types of hats in both the real and virtual world. What makes this one even better for me is it combines a pair of headphones. Music is essentially my drug, it helps pick me up when there is a tough day or to help celebrate an accomplishment. There is two different versions for males and for females with a HUD that can change the color of both the beanie and the headphones. This is definitely something for those of you who are music loves that are also partial to longer hair.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Lephan Eyes @ We Love RPNEW

Another unique eye release from Mesange, 15 colors to choose from via HUD for those of you with Omega applier capable eyes as well as mesh eyes that are included. I find that I’m always in awe with the different combinations of colors that are used in MESANGE products. I know that a lot of eye makers are doing the sizes now but I know that MESANGE was one of the first to start implementing it which offers variety as well to get the very best look for the windows to your soul.

FACE⊱ Modulus – Viktor Skin – Lelutka @ TMDNEW

Viktor is the newest release in the M-Bare skin line and has appliers for both Catwa branded heads as well as LeLutka’s “Andrea” head. With 6 different skin tones to pick from and an included shape with the product, you can create the best look for your vision of who you are.

BODYBelleza – Jake
TATTOO⊱ (( Cheeky Ink )) Joker x Batman Tattoo ♯ Marketplace

Two of my favorite comic book characters together in the form of skin ink. How could I say no to that? I found this on the marketplace as I was randomly searching for things and thought it was something I needed to have. It is compatible with Belleza male bodies and has an applier for Omega enabled bodies too so everyone is covered that might want this tattoo.

SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} BLAKE VNeck Tee (CLASSIC PACK) @ TMDNEW

Want a reason to go to The Men’s Department (Like I need to give you one)? Check out this latest release from {COLD-ASH}, the BLAKE VNeck Tee. There are 8 solid colors to choose from (which you can get all in one HUD by purchasing the FATPACK). This is definitely very casual for just hanging out with your favorite people or doing nothing on a lazy Sunday.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature (2 types), and TMP male bodies.

JEANS⊱ AITUI – Ripped Jeans – Blue Wash @ M.O.MNEW

When I’m putting a casual look together 3/4 of the time I am going to go with jeans of some type. During one of my trips to Men Only Monthly, I found these jeans to go with the shirt (which I already had). The trend of having ripped/destroyed denim has become increasingly popular over time and I’m starting to really enjoy it myself as it separates itself from your every day plain jeans.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

SHOES⊱ Bleich – Wheeler – Vintage @ FaMESHedNEW

While I was browsing the shopping guide for the FaMESHed event, I came across the latest footwear from Bleich. I own a few pairs of shoes from the brand but as of late I hadn’t because they had not yet come out with anything for Balleza but that has changed. The Wheeler sneakers are everything I love about low-tops. They are patterned after a certain animal named brand and are untied. Bleich sure upped the anti a bit for my love of low-top sneakers and I think you’ll love these just as much as I do. They are available in 6 different colorways.

Compatible with: Belleza, SLink and TMP male bodies (Also includes female mesh body sizes)

Photo taken @ The Last Forever

*!R.O!* Dreamer Pose w/ Mesh Joint ♯ Marketplace

While there really isn’t much I can offer as far as insight into this pose and prop because what you see is what you get, I do have to say it is nicely done and I’ve used several poses from this brand and will continue to utilize them however I can.

I would also like to note that the store itself is having a sale on singles and couples poses until the 17th of November. All single poses are marked at 25L and Couples poses are 50L. If you need poses for your works it doesn’t hurt to go do some shopping you may find plenty of things to work with.

[#419] Carry Your Torches

Bring on your forces of nature
Bring on the storm that’s raging
And if you get lost in the shadows
There’s a fire inside you
Be the light that guides you

Torches” – X AmbassadorsListen

This scene was originally meant to be done as a part of my Halloween series but as fate would have it the timing was moved back due to several reasons. I usually post things that are a bit October like all throughout the year as the spirit of it doesn’t confine me to just one month and I firmly believe that.

For this scene I went on location and took my photos at the Stars Hollow In Omnia Paratus, which is maintained by a good friend who has opened it to the public until the 11th of November. If you are looking for a great fall place to take photos and explore then this place is for you. There is even a haunted house section still up for those of you who want to do some post Halloween celebration such as I have. The taxi for this location is below in the credits section.

In this entry there are promotional copies of items provided by Avi-Glam, Cold-Ash, and Go&See. I think putting these items together really set the tone for the overall feeling of the scene and I hope you agree.

The Avi-Glam and Cold-Ash items are available right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs through the 15th of November. There are many great items for your closet at the event and I encourage you to invest some time to take a look.

Go&See’s item was a part of The Dark Style Fair 5 which was open until the 4th of November and this entry was in 3/4 stage completion and was meant to be posted before the end of the event to which I sincerely apologize. Things sometimes are out of our control such as this was. I am also providing the taxi below to their store location as event releases are moved to the store within a day or so of the said event ending.

Stay tuned for more coverage from Men Only Monthly as well as new monthly rounds of The Men’s Department and FaMESHed. From some of the previews of items I’ve seen across social media, I’ll be looking to dig into some of them to put my personal spin on.

Thank you to those of you who came to visit the site from wherever you may have seen the link on social media or by word of mouth. I hope to see you again for the next adventure!

Onto the next conversation…

HAIRExile: Alternate Ideas
HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESGo&See * Hurt * @ The Dark Style Fair 5NEW (Ends 11/4)

One of the things I can count on when it comes to Go&See when they release a set of eyes is that they are going to be thought out and creative. These Catwa only appliers give the appearance that the wearer has been possibly punched or is suffering from a sort of disease. There are several ways it can be taken. There are four different colors to choose from and excellent for setting up creepy or apocalyptic scenes as well as for use in role-play situations.

FACE⊱ AG. Connor Skin @ M.O.MNEW

Avi-Glam is back with a new face for Catwa heads, which for this I am using Daniel as I believe that is what they had in mind for use with this facial skin. I feel like it has a bit of a youthful ethnic look which is becoming increasingly present in-world as it should. Diversity is what helps everyone have a more unique identity and ensure we are not all looking like robots on an assembly line.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT{COLD-ASH} VINCENT Shirt&Waistcoat @ M.O.MNEW

There are so many good things I could say about this shirt/vest combination but if I did you would check out from all the rambling so I’ll keep it brief. I really had this Van Helsing or Johnathan Harker vibe with this that essentially the scene I photographed is like one of them out in the darkness looking for creatures of the night. The included HUD has 3 different colors for the shirt and 6 different choices for the vest.

One thing I would have done differently (that does not take away from the value of the product) would be to come out with more choices for colors in both the shirt and vest. The product is great even with the lack of more colors and maybe it is better the way it is. Perhaps having too many choices would detract from the product.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP.

PANTS{COLD-ASH} Dean Chinos (Black)
SHOESA&D Clothing -Firenze-

Photo taken @ Stars Hollow


o0o Studio: Ghost Light

Aside from wardrobe and setting, one of the most important pieces to the scene was this pose and prop set. The lantern helped set the visual of walking vulnerable in the darkness searching for the unknown a lot easier to take from concept to finality. This was a Fifty Linden Friday item a few weeks ago and I had missed out on it then but the regular price of it when I did purchase was not bad and is definitely something that can be used again in future works.

[#418] Sail!

Maybe I’m a different breed
Maybe I’m not listening
So blame it on my A.D.D. baby!

Sail” – AWOLNATIONListen

Happy belated Halloween everyone. I hope everyone did something fun whether it be a social gathering, or gone to a haunted house or just took someone trick or treating. The last week and some have been rather busy for me personally but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ll update you on some of the things going on in future posts but for now I’m getting my creep on and sharing it with you. Many of you will probably see the first photo and say “nope” and I understand that but for those of you who can get past it then I give you a high five.

For this scene I did quite a bit of shopping on the Marketplace to fulfill my idea of being the the sewer dwelling, balloon carrying, evil clown from Stephen King’s novel, “IT”, which has been adapted to film twice as many people know.

As for the young man with me in the photo, I was unable to get his credits as most of it I fear is quite outdated. I can however tell you that his outfit was a marketplace item for Toddleedoo kids which you can find HERE.

I sincerely apologize for this entry being somewhat short compared to some entries. This was just an easily thrown together scene where I did not travel to stores save for a few (some pieces I already had from Blogger Reviews and other shopping trips).

Next time I’ll be back to adventuring some and hope you’ll join me for my next trip; I appreciate you taking a look. Once again I personally hope everyone had a great Halloween.

On to the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ EE – The Clown ♯ Marketplace

Trying to find decent clown hair is difficult but I found a complete outfit on the MP that had the best looking hair that was exactly what I needed for putting this look together. It’s not the cheapest costume out there but for what I needed it for it certainly works in a pinch.

HEADCATWA – Dino
MAKEUPMad’ – IT Face Tattoo

What clown is complete without makeup? I originally found this on the Marketplace but traveled to the in-world store location to see what else they had to offer as well. The store has some really cool makeup and facial tattoos and is well worth checking out.

BODY OUTFIT⊱ Scary Mesh Clown Avatar ♯ Marketplace

This is a full 2017 version avatar that comes with a head but it is separate from the body which since I already had the makeup and the hair I didn’t really need the head but it is cool and creepy as well. I’ve actually talked to the creator of the item and for it being one of his first creations it is a pretty good try and I’ll be keeping an eye to see what he might work on next.

BUILD⊱ Tredpro – Sewer Skybox ♯ Marketplace

One of the main pieces of the scene. This build comes in two versions (Brick and Concrete) with the former having the sewer access. It was inexpensive and a well made build.

BOAT⊱ Chabada – Paper Boats ♯ Marketplace

This item is mean to be a decor item but with a little editing I had myself a perfect single white paper boat fitting to be the S.S. Georgie. The paper boat doesn’t come like this just to rephrase that. I did a little modifying of the object (aka making the other parts of the item transparent).


. Infiniti . – Holding ♯ Marketplace

This item was another marketplace find as I was looking for a pose that would display our wicked clown holding the paper boat out for everyone to see. Two poses are included and are inspired by fairy tales but now you know they work for other things too!

IE – Gothnic (4 Mirror)