[#579] Snowblind

Let the winter sunshine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Build my dreams on flakes of snow
Soon I’ll feel the chilling glow

Black Sabbath, ♫Snowblind

I‘m back to my usual kind of blog after experimenting a little over the last few posts; was my venturing past my boundaries successful? The jury isn’t in yet but I think if I sprinkle a little bit of this and that in my work and not do so much of the same old same that it could be beneficial to me and my creativity. Pose Fair has really been helping me out with that as well giving me the ability to do all different kinds of photos (singles and couples, and before the round is over maybe even friend or group ones).

HCXII has been on my list of pose stores to blog for a while now and I wasn’t able to swing anything from the October ’18 round of Pose Fair but I made darn sure that I wasn’t losing that opportunity this time. They’ve released a series called Hellgrind and there is a set for males, females, and a male friends set all with guitar props. The set I am using is the Hellgrind “Haedulus” which includes 2 different versions of the guitar that when poses the users avatar when worn. There are 6 different poses to choose from so that rocking out in a photo never seemed sweeter.

This pose combine with the arctic type background gave me the opportunity to crank up some Black Sabbath and use “Snowblind” as this blog posts theme. I also wanted to make it look like one of those old school 80’s or 90’s videos where the lead guitarist is in some remote location just grinding away on his axe like it wasn’t out of place. That’s my bit of nostalgia for the time being and it was pretty fun getting this together in little to no time flat.

HCXII – Hellgrind Haedulus Prop and Pose Set

  • Mesh guitar prop (two variations)
  • Wear guitar to activate pose
  • 6 poses in the set
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/26/19

One of the cool things being a blogger for different brands is that I get introduced to new events that one of the stores I blog for is participating in; the most recent of which is Salon 52. This is an event strictly for hair stores and while most of what I have seen so far has been geared towards women I feel that in time the amount of male items involved will increase (hopefully that is). Modulus is one of the stores involved in this event and gladly for me is that most of their production is being the stylist to the fellas on the grid, myself included.

The hair that they have at Salon 52 is something I thought definitely works for the rockstar vision I had for my look; the “Tony Hair” which is a medium length flowing hair does the job. It helps me give the appearance that I’m shredding away in a snow laced middle of the arctic where it is fairly windy; my hair blowing around. This is a prime example of what I was writing about as it pertains to Modulus hair, it’s not just a flat boring hairs and gives the appearance of moving (such as the wind blown look).

Modulus – Tony Hair

  • 100% “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated color picker HUDs
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ Salon 52 until 02/04/19

Besides the pose and hair, the only other item that I haven’t previously blogged is the jacket I have on from a store named Kio. I was going through the items list from The Saturday Sale and it interested me enough to take a closer look. The store itself is pretty new as there were only a few items there but I figure it will expand more as new things are made; after testing and making sure it fit I quickly snapped it up.

I returned to the platform where I place down backdrops and get dressed for blogs more often then not and this may be considered a lazy tactic but I like how the Gabriel pants and boots from the motorcycle blog I did with Brenna looked so I put those on and called it good. I wanted to my friend Lucky’s place (which is in the arctic) and began working.

This post came together rather quickly which was nice because I have been tired the last couple days from RL stuff. Anytime I can take a photograph and get it ready and write so that it is ready to post the next morning is a blessing and helps to keep the workflow steady like a stream (much like the near frozen lakes behind me in the photo).

On that note I am going to close this up and leave the credits behind. Plenty more to do but for now I am going to set this to post in the morning so I can get a fresh start and share it with the social medias while most of the world is still conscious. Keep the conversations going and I shall catch everyone again real soon!

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: HCXII – Hellgrind Haedulus @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Tony Hair @ Salon 52NEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

JACKET: Kio – Deviant Jacket ✦ Saturday Sale
PANTS: Gabriel – Zip Leather Pants ✦ Gacha
BOOTS: Gabriel – Leather Belt Boots ✦ Gacha

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[#578] Addicted

I don’t mind pretending I’m someone else, whoever you want me to be
As long as I’m inside you, you’ll never want me to leave
It’s the way you want it

The Blank Theory, ♫Addicted

In my last blog I peeled a few layers off of what my normal blog style is usually and with that mindset, I chose to take it a little further even and get Brenna involved in the process; she was absolutely encouraging and wonderful with this process as I push my boundaries even further. With the help of RM Poses, we were able to explore uncharted territory in my photography and blogging portfolio.

“Strawberries For You” is a couples pose that shows a sensual side of feeding your lover the tasty fruit. I find that this pose is classy and has great views in several different directions, which I’ve explored as well during the photo session for this blog post (and why wouldn’t I all things considered). I have to make a note to those who might be interested in this pose because of the fact that with how it is set up there is some adjusting that will need to be done especially if both avatars are of different heights. It’s a fantastic pose and I’m glad I got the opportunity to be able to use it.

RM Poses – Strawberries For You Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled couples pose (bento viewer required for use)
  • Pose stand with built in tray of strawberries and mouth strawberry
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Also like my last blog I have a few more items from The Men Jail event to just about wrap up my coverage for January. With showing more skin if that is what I’m going to do then why not show ink on my pixels as I do have some in the real world but not as much as I can have in the virtual landscape. “The Demon Horror” Tattoo by KAOS Tattoos is definitely an interesting look and lives up to its name.

With tattoos I tend to usually only apply the light versions but it is also nice to have the medium and dark options as well just in case I were to ever change my mind. I just have a weird way with tattoos and the dark (or fresh as I refer to it as) option just doesn’t really translate virtually as it does in the real world. It isn’t the fault of any tattoo makers it is just what they have to work with. This is a creative design and I could also see wearing it during a role-play situation where a character might be into a darker lifestyle.

Many times I have said that I don’t blog accessories like necklaces or bracelets often but I could not pass up the opportunity to take a look at the “Dan Bracelet” by NaaNaa’s. It is a beaded style with all the things I happen to like (such as skulls and a cross) which given the overall theme of this post makes a lot of sense as “Addicted” by The Blank Theory serves as the soundtrack to this post. I feel like it could be interpreted many ways as how the addiction party plays out but I’m going with the human interaction aspect of it.

KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror

  • Belleza, Maitreya, Omega and SLink Appliers included
  • 3 tones to choose from (Light, Medium and Dark)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet

  • Original mesh
  • Resizable
  • 5 metals changeable via HUD
  • Left and right bracelets included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Modulus is once again back as my hair stylist with their latest, the “Bailey Hair” that is currently at Equal10. There are a lot of quality events that Modulus releases products at but I think Equal10 is truly the most visual appealing because of the cool retro 80’s layout. I could be a bit biased because that is something I know a little bit about.

This is a short to medium length hair swept off to the sides (which you can choose with both left and right versions of the hair). It’s also nice that their are little flyaway strands which is something I can tell you Modulus excels at and it’s not flat hair that doesn’t have any kind of action or movement because who wants that? On top of that the brand gets better and better all the time which keeps its core base of loyal shoppers coming back with more joining the family every day.

Modulus – Bailey Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 Color HUD packs + integrated tinting within HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirror versions
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until 02/05/19

Some other notes to cover is that Brenna has a few event release items as well which consist of the “NaturalLite Lashes #2” by Mai Bilavio and “Glow” tattto by Speakeasy that can both be found at the Access event. For the fellas that might have significant women in their lives I can definitely recommend the “Simplicity Lingerie” by Moon Amore that is waiting to be had at Collabor88. This is certainly an attention grabber that any lingerie connoisseur will want to have in their collection.

Lastly, with the amount of blogs I have posted this month, it should give a lot of reasons to go hit the hot events and take a look at what is new across the grid. If I were a regular customer, I would certainly be browsing all of these events hoping to find fun things. On that note I think it is time to wrap things up and get things set for the next blog which I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet as I can now actively blog any item from the Pose Fair I choose so that gives me a lot of options and perhaps way too many ideas.

Keep the conversations going and perhaps maybe I started some new ones just now!

B


POSE: RM Poses – Strawberry For You @ Pose FairNEW

:: BRENNAN’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Bailey Hair @ Equal10NEW
SKIN: Session Skins – Thor
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard
TATTOO: KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

BOXERS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Cole Boxer Shorts
BRACELET: NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet @ The Men JailNEW

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: DOUX – Earth
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access EventNEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamourous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2
TATTOO: Speakeasy – Glow Tattoo @ Access EventNEW

LINGERIE: Moon Amore – Simplicity Lingerie @ Collabor88NEW

[#577] I’m A Slave 4 U

What’s practical is logical. What the hell, who cares?
All I know is I’m so happy when you’re dancing there.

Britney Spears, ♫I’m A Slave 4 U

After seeing the first image it will tell you that I definitely have not done a lot of photos in this manner before (or ever) but I thought since I did once use a Miley Cyrus song for a blog post that I’d dig deep and throw one out by Britney. She used to go to college for a short time in my area before she truly hit it big (and before this song came out I’m almost certain). So I grabbed some of the most appropriate items from The Men Jail and got cracking.

Generally I don’t seem wear accessories like necklaces or bracelets much less collars (as I’m vaguely familiar to what it is they are all about) but I certainly got a crash course with the HK Design’s “Neon Collar”. The collar comes in a scripted and unscripted version but for those who you who are knowledgeable with the RLV system (which if I’m certain is a Firestorm Viewer feature) it will allow you to give someone you trust the ability to do all sorts of different things and from what I saw includes sitting you on furniture or to pose in predetermined poses. For those of you who are a bit skeptical of the RLV thing there is the regular version that is just an accessory piece.

Being that this is one of the few times (I may have worn similar items before but I don’t remember 100%) I think that stepping out of my zone for a photo session like this is definitely a lot different then my usual process. Perhaps I will venture into deeper waters but I’m taking small steps at a time because I think if I dive off the building too quickly it is going to backfire and I will not want to do things of this type again but only time will tell!

HK Designs – Neon Collar

  • Original mesh
  • Unscripted and RLV enabled collars included
  • Color change HUD that includes a total of 8 colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The last few rounds of TMJ have featured a backdrop Gacha by The Bearded Guy; last month I blogged one from their “Our Heroes” set that I really enjoyed so I made it a plan to do so again with one from the “Different Feelings” set, which I am using the RARE “Hope” backdrop. The neon rainbow triangle is really awesome under certain lighting so I’d definitely recommend playing this machine or for those who are ambitious enough can buy the entire set outright and save the frustration of trying to win the ones you want (as I’ve been in that position many times).

The thought I had going into this photo is that yes, I am a straight male, but with that in mind I am comfortable with being able to feature items that might be marketed towards the LGBTQIA+ community. I firmly stand by the LGBTQIA+ community and show my support when I can via blogs, as well as encouraging friends who sometimes deal with situations in their lives that negatively impact them. Just to be clear, I’m not making any kind of crazy statement, I’m just showing some love and blogging some fun items.

The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* Backdrop

  • Part of the Different Feelings Gacha Set
  • 5 commons, 1 RARE to play for
  • FATPACK option available
  • Original mesh
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Concluding the items from The Men Jail for this post is the pose pack that I am using from LUSH Poses. “Gone” is a pose set that features a mix of standing, leaning and sitting poses which is just right for those who may have some indecisive tendencies (such as myself). I determined that the best course of action to take with my photo is to lean slightly against the wall and let the glow of the neon bathe me for a cool effect.

This pose set has 7 different poses to choose from with an option of static poses (to be used in a personal pose stand), posesballs, and a pose stand that allows for its user to cycle through each pose. Mirror versions of all 7 poses are included as well so that a photo can be taken from the subjects best side. I haven’t had much interaction with Lush poses but I being a fan of poses (it is pretty obvious by now) that I will keep an eye on this store as well for the future.

Lush Poses – Gone Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 7 different poses (including mirror versions)
  • Static, Poseball and Posestands included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail @ 01/28/19

The Epiphany is once again open for it’s first round of the year and the hair I am wearing is from Tableau Vivant as part of the “Bad Girls + Boys” set. I like the fact that they did something for both the men and women in this set (though to be fair the hair that I have on is unisex and the other hairstyles are for the ladies). At first I was unclear of which was which but I figured things out pretty quickly and also noticed that there are three different hairbase versions you can play for as well.

I kept to my usual hairbase as my photo wasn’t really focusing on the hair as it is an added bonus to the items I’m blogging from TMJ. Those who are fans of Tableau Vivant they should give this set a try and they may get lucky as one of the RARE packs came to me pretty quickly and I gladly passed it on to Brenna to wear as it wouldn’t do me any real good (and would look better on her).

There were a few other fun machines I played at the event like the CUREMORE “AsylumVillains” set (yes it is for women but I have a wife who will wear something if I asked or also the female version of me which I shall now refer by going forward as Lilith. I also have some fun items from the new Gabriel set (which is always a must for me as I’ve been a big fan of theirs over the years).

On that note it is time for me to get this here entry published and then start work on writing the next blog which I have already taken the photos for but have yet to see if they need any minor touches; I can say this: it’s something that I’ve never tried before and will certainly be different to the eyes of those who have visited this site often over time.

For all those out there I wish nothing but positive energy and thoughts as well as to keep the conversations going in the best way possible.

Until then be well with warm regards,

B


POSE: Lush Poses – Gone @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Bad Girls + Boys – Reds @ The EpiphanyNEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

CHOKER: HK Designs – Neon Collar @ The Men JailNEW
BOXERS: Gild – Boxer-B (Black Line)

[#576] Dangerous Night

What a dangerous night to fall in love
Don’t know why we still hide what we’ve become
Do you want to cross the line?
We’re running out of time
A dangerous night to fall in love

Thirty Seconds To Mars, ♫Dangerous Night

Unlike previous rounds of Pose Fair, I was able to add myself to be able to blog couples poses from the romantic category. Brenna has been a blessing in disguise with her willingness to help me bring the poses of wonderful creators to life with the visions I pull from my head. As much as I consider myself a male blogger and this a male blog overall, this has become almost somewhat of an all purpose place for me to be creative with things that catch my attention.

During the process of taking the photos for this post, I only chose one out of the few I took because to me it was the epitome of what I saw in my head. After completely a few minor adjustments, I showed it to Brenna and she absolutely loved how it turned out and as such is going to end up as a portrait in our home. I can honestly say that means something to me that we can chronicle things like this and remember them as they are affixed to a wall.

Hazeel is one of the stores participating at Pose Fair that I’m unfamiliar but from their releases this round they are on my radar and I will surely be looking out for more of what they do. Their “Enticing” pose has what I would say is a touch of elegance with the chair prop and the way the poses give the idea of a couple that are super classy.

I like that it differs from other couple’s poses that are super up close and lovey (which there is nothing wrong with); it gives a different perspective of how two people can be close with each other without intimacy just a longing look. I find it also wonderful that the included chair prop went well with at least one part of the house that we could photograph.

Hazeel – Enticing Pose & Prop

  • Bento enabled pose (bento viewer required)
  • Mesh chair prop included (with poses inside)
  • Poseballs for both male and female props also included
  • Static poses for male and female included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

For my look I took things that I previously blogged that I really liked (the “Leo hair” from Modulus and the “Grayson Roll-Up Trousers” from Cold-Ash) and paired it with a shirt/vest combination by Tori Toricelli that I picked up at the December round of the Man Cave. I planned it use it for another photo down the line but I changed my mind at the last minute and used it for this shot; it’s also possible that I can maybe use it then too if enough time passes.

While I stuck to going with older items, Brenna is the new items champion as she brings to her look a bunch of items from Collabor88 including the “Julie” hair from Exile and the “Fancy Blazer and Pants” separates by Pixicat. I really loved the style of the outfit she has on because of how classy the picture is and the ad for the pose shows the female with a dress on. Brenna seems to be a lot better at going outside of traditional ideas then I am but I’m certainly working at it and what I can say now is that will be sooner than later.

On that note I am going to move onto the credits phase of the post due to the fact that the pose and prop set are the only truly new items featured in this post besides Brenna’s items. This also gives me the ability to publish this post and get to work on whatever happens to be next, I’ll probably throw in another entry that’s just me before I get to the other blog post that I also shot with Brenna recently.

Many thanks to anyone who put up with what I consider my ramblings. Whether I know it or not, I do this more than just for me and also because it brings a lot of enjoyment even when it seems like the post is somewhat of a downer (we all have our moments and that is how this thing called life works). Until the next time keep the conversations going!

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: Hazeel – Enticing @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Leo Hair
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Tori Toricelli – Manhattan Shirt & Vest // Black Star
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers
SHOES: L&B Swear – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes (Black)

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: Exile – Julie @ Collabor88NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Pixicat – Classy Blazer @ Collabor88NEW
PANTS: Pixicat – Classy Pants @ Collabor88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Break-up Pumps

[#575] I’m On Top Of The World

I’ve been waiting to smile,
Been holding it in for a while,
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

Imagine Dragons, ♫On Top Of The World

Wow…that’s the word that would best describe the first two weeks of this year so far. I could try to explain it in greater detail but I feel like I would likely get close to novella type proportions by describing everything that’s gone on. The fact is that I have been really getting back something I thought might have been lost somewhere along the way last year; it just needed a jump start.

Part of this resurgence is my constant work with items from Pose Fair. Many of the items have given me a lot of ideas and I have some for things I haven’t blogged yet but hope to get to now that I fulfilled the main things that have been asked of me. Killing it would be the best way to say in regards to the fair and I feel like a kid in a candy store. I love having brands with clothing as partners but I think in ways I really get inspired most by poses so it makes sense that I am inspired so much by this event.

The other part is the support and encouragement I’ve received from Brenna, Lucky and several others that are a part of my little tribe. I know the people with which I can count on and I know that if I ask for their advice that I would get a straight answer without any bs responses that would cater to what I wanted to hear and that’s something anyone would want out of their people.

I also earned a new brand partner which as soon as there is a new item to blog I will talk about it more and truthfully I am still pinching myself believing that it actually happened but it shows me that hard work pays off even when you least expect it to which is why I chose “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons as my soundtrack for this blog entry. It is my current state of mind and also there is a line in it about paying dues and as a blogger I know I pay them all the time without ever really wanting anything in return.

The hairstyle I have on is the latest release at TMD by Modulus, which is of course a favorite brand (not just saying it because I blog for them but I do consider the teams I am apart of favorites as well as being passionate about them). “Miles” is a short style that has a few little strands of hair that run along the eyebrow region.

Out of the latest release that Modulus has made I figured this worked best as my pixels are parked on top of the fictional version of the CN Tower, aka Bad Unicorns “Tower 6”. To be completely honest though the real me would never be that brave to try and find a way to just chill on top of a huge place like that without a parachute mainly because I’m deathly afraid of heights; it’s a good thing nothing happens if you accidentally fall off something tall in Second Life.

Landing is not impactful nor will it cause permanent damage to you.

Modulus – Miles Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color HUD packs + integrated tinting on the HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Left or right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 01/30/19

For The Men Jail I have two items in my style to share and I will start with the “Isis Eyes” by Madame Noir. I have to say that this are definitely more for fantasy looks but I like them so much I really didn’t care (as I don’t really do those kinds of photos although I should). Each color has a metallic feel to it which works great with many lighting sources to pull out their intensity.

The jacket I have on is from Kaju, I wore a sweater from this store in the blog that featured me doing insane sledding. This item is called the “Eric Jacket” and is an open styled jacket with a shirt that has 6 different colors for each part in the FATPACK version. Kaju in the last few rounds of TMJ have put out some great items that I have been excited about showing off and I hope this trend continues. I hope that readers of this blog check this store out and give them some love and support because I definitely feel they deserve it.

Madame Noir – Isis Eyes

  • Mesh eyeballs with HUD included in pack
  • Applier HUDs for both CATWA and LeLutka
  • 13 different iris styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Kaju – Eric Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • Single styles for sale
  • FATPACK includes HUD with 6 color choices (for Jacket and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Signature Gianni Only
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Sometimes with events I get introduced to stores that I may have never heard of before or know very little about. To me that is akin to listening to the radio or going on YouTube to watch videos and finding new music to listen to that I am likely to become a fan of. So for this round of Pose Fair I have been introduced to a store called POSIES, which I have the honor of blogging their “Men Mood Sits” pose pack.

Sitting poses are tricky sometimes because I always feel like if I use them with a piece of furniture that already has poses, it is somewhat like false advertising because if someone chooses to go look for the furniture in the photo and tests out the poses while not finding the pose that I used it can be very disappointing I imagine. Being that there is not any poses in the tower, I am able to use this set without feeling guilty or leading someone astray.

One of the best things I like about this set is that it offers mirror poses (some sides photograph better just like in real life) and also has versions for short and tall avatars. That truly is an amazing thing that I think could be considered by pose creators in the future as not everyone is the same height on the grid (there are short avatars; some that are mid sized like myself and then there are some that could give the Jolly Green Giant a run for his money).

POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all
  • Short, Tall and Mirror variations included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

I hope the positivity of this pose carries on to anyone reading this because good things can happen when you least expect them too. This is definitely something that I hope I don’t come down from and that all of the inspiration, support and encouragement that I receive from those closest to me and also the blogger community when it applies can be given back in any way I possibly can.

Perhaps on social media finding another blogger’s posting and sharing it with a kind word sometime during this week is a challenge I issue to myself and to those visiting and reading this post. Appreciation can go a long way and how fair it goes is up to everyone. On that note, I am finishing this one up and going to figure out what’s next.

Keep the conversations going and have some fun browsing and shopping all the latest events! Until next time…

B


POSE: POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

TOWER: Bad Unicorn – Tower 6

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Miles @ TMDNEW
EYES: Madame Noir – Isis Eyes @ The Men JailNEW

JACKET: Kaju – Eric Jacket @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash
SHOES: FLi. – Fliverse Low (Black)

[#574] This Is Gospel

‘Cause these words are knives and often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours
The fear, the fear of falling apart

Panic! At The Disco, ♫This Is Gospel

After realizing that I’ve been hitting Pose Fair super hard (which is still continuing because I’m insane) I also had to remind myself that there are still plenty of excellent things from The Men Jail to blog and get out there on the interwebs as well as a backdrop from Paparazzi that’s been needing my attention. Yes, I am also using a pose from Pose Fair so there are tons of awesome things here.

I’ll start off with the “Preach The Word” backdrop from Paparazzi which is what I would consider a techno church (that is the visual representation I am guessing). This part of the scene is what prompted me to use Panic! At The Disco’s “This Is Gospel” for the sounds of his entry. It is probably one of my top five songs done by the Brandon Urie led band (which sometimes is just him depending on if you know anything about its history). I found PATD’s music several years ago which I freely admit I’m a late adopter because I’d only heard “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” now and again but didn’t really look into them more until the track “Nine In The Afternoon” became a playable track on the Rock Band game series.

The neon in the backdrop nails the overall essence of the backdrop and truthfully I’m not trying to make any kind of religious statement or anything like that, I just love how this looks it worked with the idea I had and I ran with it just to clarify (even if I don’t really have to and I don’t feel obligated either).

Paparazzi – Preach The Word Backdrop:

  • Original Mesh build
  • Modifiable to suit photography needs
  • Lighting and neon glow built in
  • Currently for sale @ the Paparazzi in-world location

Starting out with the first item I have from The Men Jail I will go from top to bottom to make it easier for me. My hairstyle is from Letituier called “Deric” and the best way for me to describe it if I was asked is that it is a bit of a new age mop do. It has a futuristic vibe or perhaps a throwback to the 80’s feel to it but it is bunch up at the top of the head.

My description of hairstyles is likely not a benefit but I always figure at least the visuals give a better representation of what is being sold; I would also say for the people that like outside the box type hairstyles then Letituier is the way to go then. They are often at TMJ so I get to see the differences from one release to another and when I want to try something that isn’t your basic barbershop style it is a quick go to.

Letituier – Deric Hair:

  • Original mesh
  • 6 color HUDs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

There is at least one time to my memory that I recall featuring eyes by the brand, Gloom. I really do love eyes and the fact that it doesn’t matter if there’s tons of different stores out on the grid there is something for everyone. This store has also made quite a few appearances in previous rounds of TMJ and their eyes are totally worth blogging and letting people out there know they exist.

There are only a small handful of colors in this pack but I think what is offered in this pack will entice both those in the market for new peepers or those who like to dabble in role-play situations and want to give their fantasy look a bit of a boost. Also I think that Gloom having appliers for the major applier types helps as well because then no one is left out that might want to give them a try.

Getting a close-up of them was also important to me as well so that some of the detail could be seen. Farther back shots which I take when I want to get at least 3/4 of a pose that I’m blogging restricts getting a good view of the details as normally they wouldn’t be seen without getting extremely close in person either.

Gloom – Stargaze Collection:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, Genus and LeLutka (sold separately)
  • 9 colors to choose from (8 sold separately)
  • FATPACK also available
  • Left and right side applier HUD (can be mixed and matched)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The baggy pants I have on are a particular style that I have not worn probably in a good while, possibly even more than a year or longer but RL Fashion released the “Baggy Pants” for TMJ and with the Unleashed “Crewneck Shirt” I paired them with made up my full wardrobe. Wearing jeans and slacks is easy and you can find them at every event but to take a step out in baggies is to me one of those “straying from the usual lane” that I tend to fall under.

One thing I can say for certain is at least virtually I don’t have to worry about wind because with these pants I feel that it would be pretty drafty especially in the winter months that I’m experiencing so there is a bright side there. Another thing that I can say in the positive for RL Fashions is they do offer an good range of different colors of these pants which may make it difficult for potential buyers but they are very affordable and picking up more than one won’t break the $L balance.

RL Fashion – Baggy Pants:

  • Original mesh
  • 12 different fabric colors (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Grafica Poses has two releases for Pose Fair in the January round (one of which is a male standing pose pack and the other a male sitting pack, of which I’ve chosen the standing to blog). Diwedd is a excellent pose pack that is straight forward and doesn’t have extremely crazy moments and while there is nothing wrong with that I felt that putting my arms behind my back is not a position I pose myself in often. 2019 is for me going to be a year of doing different things whether it be different styles of clothing, poses, skins or whatever happens to not be something I do regularly.

This blog pack is precisely 10 poses (five poses with five mirrors) that have really good fluidity and there were several candidates that could have easily made the photo I took turn out different but intuition when it is strong will not usually steer you in the wrong direction. I like the arms positioned behind the body which could indicate fidgeting or uncomfortability. Though there are people out there that tend to feel or act that way in a church which makes sense as well.

I would have posted the pose key with the blog but after looking on Flickr and through different medias there was not one with all the poses on it (only just one with the store ad I saw). Taking a trip to the fair will allow the poses to be tested and that allows for flexibility with purchasing.

Grafica Poses – Diwedd Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses (5 mirror poses also included)
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

This certainly was a lot to get through and I did my best to keep from word vomiting as much as possible but for those readers that made it this far you get the tasty metaphorical pastry of your choice! Having this many things to talk about and make sure the right information is presented adds a bit of difficulty to the mix. Many probably skipped to the good part and went right for the credits and if I didn’t enjoy reading and came to this blog I’d likely do the same thing.

On that note though I will end things with those previously mentioned credits and take a small breather before working one the next blog that has actually already been photographed (during the mass photo session of this past weekend). More awesome things to feature and hopefully get people excited about as I am excited about them (or what would be the point of blogging them right?)

May the conversations keep flowing and hope that this inspires people to get creative or go on a great shopping excursion! Bye for now!!!

B


POSE: Grafica Poses – Diwedd @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Preach The Word

HAIR: Letituier – Deric Hair @ The Men JailNEW
EYES: Gloom – Stargaze Collection @ The Men JailNEW
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Unleashed – Crewneck Shirt
PANTS: RL Fashion – Baggy Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: DossiEr – Sneakers High Top Forever

[#573] Is That Alright?

Family dinners and family trees
Teaching the kids to say thank you and please
Know that if we stay together that things will be right

Lady Gaga, ♫Is That Alright?

October 17th, 2018…a day that truly changed everything for me. In the previous three to four months before that I had started sensing that change when my best friend returned after a long absence and before we knew it the romance that was put on hold for a terribly long time found a way to ignite once again. My trust in things like relationships and being with someone who knew me as much as I knew them was shaken to the core but even for those who don’t put much stock in fate I assure that things happen for a reason.

It is safe to say that this blog sometimes serves as a diary of sorts for my life and it seems odd to many that not even a year before I thought I was happier than I ever could be but without drudging up any harsh memories, I will say that it was a false reality and time showed me that. It is funny how sometimes it seems as if the universe tells you something and the early part of 2018 certainly was that wake-up call.

This could get super sappy quick so I’m going to try to keep it at a minimum so that I don’t kill anyone with the sweetness but the overall message I want to say is that the saying “If you love something let it go and if it is meant to it will come back to you” and that is very true. Brenna came back into my life and after five years we were able to finally have all we could have asked for.

Some relationships happen where a couple is together and gets married then divorces and somehow circles around back to one another and marries again. I am fortunate enough to say that I was able to marry Brenna twice while still being with her within a two month span. I know that seems super crazy but to explain better we had an improptu wedding on the 17th with just us and a small amount of family but on the 2nd of December we did it again in front of our family and friends in an amazing ceremony.

It was everything either of us could have asked for and beyond and the song which serves as the soundtrack for this blog entry is what we danced to at our reception as our first song and listening to it, the words and the meaning behind it rings true every day. There’s no one better that I’d share the virtual world with than the girl I met as a goofy ass teenager at a High School orientation.

Being that this is a blog more than it is a diary I should get to the point of things as much as I could sit here showing how over the moon I am, there’s still work to do. This blog should be fairly short (and sweet as I’ve already covered) because the main featured item is the wonderful couples pose from Ma Cheri that is a part of Pose Fair for January.

Brenna and I didn’t really have wedding pictures taken except the ones that were sent to us by guests so it felt really good to be able to take some and I’m sure we’ll do a few more because it’s fun to do. The “Flaunting” pose is what I could say is the both of us showing off that we are united as one with rings and all which I think is a very important part, the symbolism of the rings that is.

Ma Cherie – Flaunting Couples Pose:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento capable viewer required)
  • Couples Poseballs in pack
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

2019 is going to be a good year and I know this because it’s started off great as I got to spend New Year’s Eve with Brenna and that is something that oddly means something to me. It may not happen every year from now on but the fact that it did as a couple speaks volumes to me and it makes me look forward to things that I didn’t before such as holidays.

Okay I started getting back into that mode again and I promise to chill out for the rest of this post. The suit I am wearing is from Lapointe & Bastchild which is a brand that has through the ages been a part of my wardrobe in one way or another from being apart of other weddings to wearing one of their tuxedos for my parents wedding which is why it was super important for me to wear one for this one as it is the last time that I will ever wear one as a groom.

The quality of L&B products is top notch and a reason they’d been one of my favorites for formal wear as well as their branching out into casual wear. Their customer service (while I have never needed it personally) is superb and they are very good to their customers which results in loyalty their brand.

On that note I believe it is time to wrap up this blog before I get lost in writing about happiness because having been on the opposite side of things I know that it can be a bit much to those who are not in a relationship. It’s not my intention to seem like I am gloating because I’m truly not it is just something that I can say happens to this magnitude.

I have been taking photos like crazy lately so it is safe to say that I will be back sooner than later with more great items (which by limiting the amount of new items I put in a blog has increased my post count but I make sure that the turnout is to my satisfaction or it doesn’t see the light of day). Until then I hope the conversations continue along with some great shopping trips.

B

POSE: Ma Cherie Poses – Flaunting @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Burley – Ivar
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

OUTFIT: L&B Swear – Gage 3PC Suit

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: TRUTH – Caralisa
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: A Breakfast Convo. – Glacier Princess Gown
SHOES: Dead Dollz – Raquel Sandals