[#359] So Let’s Run

Cause this is not enough
I won’t wait for them to cut me up
So give me all you’ve got
They’ll never stop until they see us fall…

Run” –  Bring Me The Horizon  ♫Listen

I haven’t done a truly role-play inspired or historical type entry for as long as I can remember. So I knew it was about time when a lot of the pieces all tied together from current events such as We Love RP and Square1.

For the longest time I’ve been a fan of all things Scottish due to my love for the Highlander films and television series. You may recall in very early entries that I paid homage to them as well. So when I saw the Noble Creations “The Outlander Kilt” I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. It comes with a HUD that gives you three different cloth color choices. Yellow, Red, and Black. There is also a bag accessory (which I did not use for this photo session) that comes in Brown, Green, and Black. Sizes included in the box are for Aesthetic, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, Standard S-L, and TMP.

Also from the We Love RP event there are one of three new sets of eyes from MESANGE. This time I am wearing the “Thetis Eyes”. With 15 different color options you are bound to find a tone you like. I found #15 to be a very stunning green which I knew would fit perfectly with my Highland theme.

I’d like to take a moment to recommend the beard that I am wearing in this look. It’s made by Yuth and is called the Cyrus. I knew that I was going to like this item based on the ad for it that I originally saw on the marketplace. I did however go to their in-world location to make my purchase and went with the whole set. While it might be a little pricey at $1500L the amount of colors per HUD that you get can’t be beat; it is still a value nonetheless. I was able to size it just right and the included omega appliers made it seamless on my hardened warrior’s face.

At one of the previous rounds of We Love RP, I featured a hair from a brand named VoluptasVituralis. There were two hairs that I purchased and this is the second of those two. I bought the full pack for “Aranai” as well because I knew that I could potentially use it for several projects in the future. I really like the vivid textures on this hair, especially on the ginger tone I used.

How could I also forget that there is a new round of The Men’s Department going on? That’s right they are back with all new clothing, skins, furniture, pose props and more for you to get your hands on. Speaking of skins, I am wearing the “SHAWN” skin from Stray Dog in the Peach tone. It comes with an two different HUDS to use if you want to go with the eyebrows that were created with the skin and one for you to use your own. What also made this a great choice to use for this photo set is that there is a version that is a bit roughed up. What celtic warrior comes out of battle unscathed? Yeah, I thought so myself. Just in case you were wondering the package does include a brow shaper and body shape as well unless you have one of your own that suits you better.

Last but certainly not least is one of the reasons this visual concept came about. Image Essentials released the “RAGNAR” Bento pose set at the Square1 event. This event seems to be a newer one because I don’t recall seeing it before but this item certainly is worth going to check out if you are into fantasy themed photography. It comes with 5 different poses along with mirror poses as well as two different battle axes. Makes the warrior look come full circle I think and was a huge inspiration when I put this together. A big shout to Kay Weston for bringing this item to us all.

I think I have covered just about everything that I can think of so it is that time to wrap up this entry. I enjoyed working on this project and I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing it just the same. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas! Onto the credits!!!


HAIR⊱ \//. VoluptasVirtualis -Aranai-
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Thetis ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – SHAWN (PEARL) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BEARDYuth – Cyrus “RED”
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

KILT⊱ [NC] – The Outlander Kilt ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
BOOTS[The Forge] Wastelander Boots, Brown

Photo Taken @ Da Vinci’s Garden


IE – RAGNAR (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Square1

[#358] I Stand Alone

Help me decide if my fire will burn out
Before you can breathe
Breathe into me…

I Stand Alone  Godsmack  ♫Listen

I‘m back again with more goodies for you to behold and events to run to look at what’s new and good in fashion+ on the grid of SL. It’s a new week and the first week in a new month so you know what the means… The Men’s Department is back with a new round of great items and let me tell you from the little walk-through I had, it definitely does not disappoint.

While I’m on the topic of TMD, Modulus has a new offering that you can feast your eyes on called “Rafa”. 6 tones are available to choose from and like with most of the new offerings from the M BARE line, it has the options for browless/brows and for clean/facial hair or the combination of brows and facial hair. I really like that the eyebrow shaper and body shape are included as it really does the skin justice to know what the creator had in his mind for what “Rafa” should look like out in the world. Of course you can use whatever shape you think is best or modify the provided one as well.

At the main location of Go&See, you will find another of the new items I have in this entry. The “Mermaid” eyes com in 10 tones and when you think of the name you might think it could be very feminine but let me assure you, a good portion of the tones included in this package are unisex. I intend to showcase more in future entries because I like what the brand did with this release. It can be used easily for fantasy or even for regular everyday. That’s how versatile these eyes are. Also they are only for Catwa eyes for anyone that has them separately or the ones included with the head of their choice.

I’ve also got something for you from Men Only Monthly! NoEdition has the “Military Cargos” available right now at the event until the 15th of April. It comes with an included HUD where you can change the fabric of the pants as well as the metal and fabric on the belt. It only comes in standard sizes which is one of the only downsides I have to say about this product. I would have liked to have seen either Fitmesh or at least sizes for some of the mesh bodies. I liked these so much though that I made the best of it that I could.

There is a new #selfie backdrop Gacha from RAMA that is currently going on at The Gacha Guardians event. After every 20 plays you get a bonus backdrop from the machine but you need to act now because once the event is over at the end of the month the special prizes will be gone forever.

I believe it is now that time in the entry to close things up now that you know what items are new and where to get them. Also in the credits below you’ll be able to see what other items were used here and take the taxi’s to get to each store or event. As always it has been my pleasure and until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Rafa Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOTattooMania / T-12 / Opacity

PANTS⊱ -NOeditiON- Military Cargo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BOOTS::GB: Nubuck Leather Boots / Black

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings ♯ ☆NEW

BACKDROP⊱ RAMA – #selfie Cats Like Batman ♯ ☆NEWGacha Guardians


<K&S> ~My Temper~ (3)

[#357] Your Future Says Run

No you can’t go on
No you can’t even talk
Your future says run
But you can’t even walk

Future Says Run” –  Tonic  ♫Listen

On the 31st of March, These Conversations Kill had it’s 3rd Birthday/Anniversary. While I intended to have this finished by then it just wasn’t possible due to outside obligations. Since I started this little project I’ve come up with 357 different concepts and looks for the readers to do with what they choose. Take what they like or don’t like and create a style or outfit and make it their own.

Time seems to go by in a flash (pun intended) and I cannot express the amount of joy and fun that this has brought me over these past three years. What started out as an idea to make sure that a reader would be able to find the items they wanted if they were available and the exact location to get them was the intention behind what you see here today. I never want someone to feel like I did when I had seen an item on a male fashion blog but there was nothing stating where I could go to get it. Even after contacting the person who authored the blog and getting very little information, it was that exact moment I wanted to strive to produce something better and something more informative.

Thank you to everyone who has followed, liked, faved, and everything else in between. The support that I’ve been given by numerous fellow bloggers who have become great friends and to those that are not colleagues that just enjoy what I do. It all means more than I could ever truly put into words.

Also to the sponsors who have put their faith in this little space on the web to showcase their work because I value what they do. It goes hand in hand.

If you are interested in getting the mesh Flash avatar, you can grab it from 3DMeshiah on the Marketplace. I chose not to post it in the full credits because it is not the central focus of this particular entry.

Stray Dog has slowly become a very strong presence as a skin maker, becoming one of my favorites along with designers like Modulus, Clef de Peau, and even Tableau Vivant. At this current round of ULTRA you can get the Seb skin in three different tones. I chose the Pearl tone as it was my favorite of the three. In the applier HUD it comes with the regular facial skin and also freckles.

Mesange is participating in the Mens Only Hunt 9 that just started on the 1st of April and runs until 30th. There are 5 different colors to choose from as it is a Mini-Pack that is put altogether. I chose the color that looked similar to a certain Scarlet Speedster’s look like before he’s about to take off.

Also the subway background is one I had been eyeing since it became available at Kustom9 so I finally made use of it and really like how detailed it is. It made the idea I was going for a bit easier to work with. I’m not familiar with the brand ninety but if they continue to make products such as this, I will definitely be featuring them more. They are on my radar.

[high v.] is one of those stores that a pop culture nerd enjoys and that is where I found the comic inspired hooded sweatshirts. There are 9 different designs you can choose from and you can tell by the theme of this entry what mine was. Originally this product made it’s debut at an event called Level Up but I don’t recall there being much press or hoopla about it. I found out about them from the ad posted on Flickr by the store itself so I was able to get them there.

The NEOPRIME TRAINERS were previously available at the February/March round of Uber but they should be appearing soon at the Main location any time now. I picked up the full pack because of all the customization options that are available. Millions of combinations can be made from the bevy of colors you are able to pick from. As you can see I went with Red/Yellow this time but I have a feeling this will definitely be featured again in another capacity as they work well with jeans.

Lastly, I’d like to give mention to the XXY “Manly” pose pack that you can grab right now at the current round of Men Only Monthly. I really like their poses though the only small complain I have and it isn’t a huge one is that they only package pose balls. If you want to try and use them on a sim where you are not aloud to place items, you have to manually take them out before you go. As I said it’s not a big deal overall but if Xerys manages to read this little space, I’m sure not only myself but the readers would love for you to include the static poses in the package as well.

I’m going to wrap up this entry up and leave you with the credits and taxi’s so that you can go check out these stores and events and create a great outfit like this one or one of your own. Until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HAIR⊱ -Valiant- Brando Hair – Mono ♯ No Longer Available
EYESMESANGE – Nan Madol Eyes Mini Pack ♯ ☆NEWMOH9 Hunt
FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – SEB (PEARL) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ ULTRA
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPEReach – Jason

HOODIE[high v.] Mens Hoodys – Flash
JEANS{Fe Style} Orlov Jeans – (Ripped) Black
SHOES[VALE KOER] NEOPRIME TRAINERS

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings

BACKDROP⊱ ninety – Subway Train Party ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9


XXY – Manly Pack (5) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
Le Poppycock – Headshot *A* (The Loose Cannon)
Le Poppycock – Headshot *A* (The Introvert)

[#356] And Way Down We Go

And they will run you down, down to your core
Yeah, ’til you can’t crawl no more

Way Down We Go” –  Kaleo  ♫Listen

Sometimes you just become so inspired that everything falls into place and this particular entry is proof of that. When the “Dae-Na” skin was released at March/April round of Shiny Shabby it peaked my interest. I consider myself a casual fan of Asian culture but I am particularly fond of kantana’s along with codes of honor and loyalty. It also happened that the RE: Japonica event also came at the same time as I was mentally putting this idea together and I finally set the time aside to paint a story.

Normally I don’t get too much into the ideas of what I put together and allow the readers themselves to decide what they think the piece is about based on the song choice for the theme and other visual cue’s. However, this time I’ll elaborate a little more into the thought process of what went into this photo session.

The main character suffered a tragic loss when his village was plundered by an opposing faction, leaving only himself and a small handful of people as survivors. He dedicates his life to becoming a weapon of revenge and when the time is right he seeks out the ones that took the life of his family and their village.

Once he finds them he strategically takes them out one by one until he’s the only one left. Upon returning to the remnants of his village bloodied, bruised, and broken; he realizes that revenge would not bring his family back or make him whole once again. It is this moment that is captured in the photos that you see in this entry.

The kimono that I’m wearing that is available at the RE: Japonica event is from Gabriel, who is a top designer on the grid and one that I like to feature whenever I see something that works for my ideas.

I’m also wearing the [Body Factory] Kombat Katana in the first photo. I removed it for the second as I felt the character would have taken it off as he settled into his kneeling pose.

For hair I have on the “Kai” hair by Tableau Vivant. It’s been in my closet waiting to be used and I finally found that right moment to utilize it. It has the main hair and also an add on part for the bottom which I used as well even though the angles I used did not show that fact.

Also appearing for a second time are the “Nova” eyes from Go&See and previously I had used the blue tone but I thought I would go for the green color for this because it just seemed to fit in my mind.

There are also two items that came from the marketplace for this entry. Izzie’s “Face and Body, Blood and Wounds” fit just perfectly for the broken warrior returning home. I’m sure it is likely available in her main location but I purchased it off the marketplace because it was what was the most suitable in my search. Also for the warrior’s kneel pose I found that at Thrust Poses in their “Kneel Pose Pack” it comes with 6 poses and some of them have mirrors.

Now that you know what went into the finished product, I’ll leave you with the credits so you can grab a taxi and head to these fine events and also take a trip to the marketplace. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Kai Hair
EYESGo&See * Nova * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Dae-Na Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
WEEPY⊱ ::hsh:: GG Weep For xxx Makeup
BLOOD⊱ Izzie’s – Face & Body Blood & Wounds ♯ Marketplace

KIMONO⊱ ::GB:: koshikimono / Kuro ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ RE:Japonica

KATANA[BODY FACTORY] Kombat Katana (Silver)

Photo Taken @ Islamey


Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (5) ♯ Marketplace

[#355] Bad To The Bone

On the day I was born
the nurses all gathered round
And they gazed in wide wonder
At the joy they had found

The head nurse spoke up
said “leave this one alone”
She could tell right away
That I was bad to the bone

Bad To The Bone” –  George Thorogood and The Destroyers  ♫Listen

It seems that I am on a nice little roll lately with coming up with ideas and being able to do the photo sessions and get everything organized in a timely manner. It doesn’t always work that way but when it does it makes me just a little bit happier that I can bring you info on great items.

I recently received a review copy of one of Avi-Glam’s recent skins called “Ash”. Now this was a challenge for me as it is a standard avatar skin and I have not blogged one in nearly 2 years or more. So putting this together took a lot of patience but I think it turned out well. I think it makes me appreciate the invention of mesh, not to mention Bento. I went with the “Light” tone because it was just right for what I normally like to wear. Along with this skin, Avi-Glam also released one for the TMP mesh head and also new updated body appliers which for this set of photos I am using the [Signature] Gianni ones and it looks really nicely toned. Not overly muscular and not flat either.

The VERSUS event is still going strong for a little while longer, and I am wearing the “Wash” denim tone of the SABOTAGE “Searing Denim” which comes with a HUD that you can change the color of briefs you are wearing or to remove them completely and even to have the flame graphic on or off as well. I thought that was a really cool touch but I chose to leave the flame design on because that is what makes these jeans unique in the first place.

{kokoia} has been on my radar for a little bit now with the brand becoming more noticeable in the events they are being featured in. Their “Tussio” sneakers are available for purchase at the March round of TMD, which you still have a few more days to browse before the shut down for the April round. If you haven’t already been there, I encourage you to go as there is literally just about everything there. Getting back to these sneakers, they are a true value as the package contains 10 different colors and a HUD to change different parts of the shoe. There are endless combinations to be had. I just so happened to color mine so that they resembled something closely associated with the flames on my jeans.

Wetcat Poses has been around for quite a long time and as far as I can remember, they have been here just about as long as I have in-world. They did a collaboration with LEMON to make a building prop complete with a street lamp and a fire escape. It also includes poses for couples, females and males. I am definitely about this build and hope to use it again for a project because the textures and poses are very well done. A big shout out and props to these guys for creating a really cool backdrop.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment and I look forward to being back with you all again soon. Until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR[Deadwool] Undercut Hair – Blacks
EYES[theSkinnery] Sona Eye Collection (10)
FACEAG. Ash Skin – Light ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOCURELESS [+] Psychopomp Body / BLACK CLEAR (v.1)

JEANS⊱ ..S..: Searing Denim – M Wash ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ VERSUS
SHOES⊱ {kokoia} – Tussio :: Canvas Sneakers ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.//Backdrop Scene#1 [Includes Poses]

[#354] I Always Catch The Clock, It’s 11:11

And if this is what it takes
just to lie with my mistakes
and live with what I did to you
and all the things I put you through

Konstantine” –  Something Corporate  ♫Listen

Every now and again I get requests and things to visualize my take on songs and some of them I know and others I get familiar with to get a good idea of how to represent it. This particular entry is one of those special ones that a friend of mine asked me to try and tackle. It’s one of those songs that only a fair of people know and surprisingly when I was asked I knew it but the key was to try and do it justice. I feel that I did it justice and with the help of my assistant, Bianca, I was able to make it possible.

The skin I am wearing was to be one of my last items for Skin Fair 2017 coverage but some things came up that I was unable to finish this until after the event ended but it is very likely within a short amount of time it will be available in their main location. It’s one of their first for the Catwa “Daniel” Bento head. I chose to go with the peach tone because it was the best fit between super pale and a more tanned version.

For my shirt, I’m wearing the “Constantine” shirt by Aitui that’s available at the current round of FaMESHed that ends on the 27th. I thought this pulled the idea together being that the inspiration for this entry is similarly titled. There are several different color combinations to choose from by I chose the “crow vs dove” version which essentially is black and white.

I paired it with the “Shoe Cut Jeans” in white by ::K:: and even though I am wearing the NX-Nardcotix “David” body, the best fit for these jeans was for the SLink Physique body which I was able to avoid clipping with the shirt.

Lost & Found has once again started a new round full of great items such as skins, poses, furniture & decor, and what I am featuring for this session: eyes. MESANGE just released the “Manderley Eyes” and you can get the 15 different colors individually or all together by buying the FatPack (which is easily the best value for really good eyes). These eyes have the standard mesh as well as an Omega Applier friendly HUD to be able to change them. Not only that but you get the choice of what size pupils/iris’ you wish to have with the HUD as well.

Tableau Vivant has a new hair that you can pick up at Men Only Monthly called “Hudson” it has a nice shaved hairbase applier included and is a side parted style that I chose to go with a rooted blonde color to try something a little different considering almost always I go for black or brown hair and occasionally blonde but not often.

To give some mentions for what Bianca is wearing, she is wearing a new hair from Tableau Vivant also that you can get at the March round of We ❤ RP and it is called “Leilani” she is wearing one of the blonde tones and the hairbase is not included but can be purchased at the Tableau Vivant main location.

The tanktop and shorts outfit is a part of the Tres Blah “Slumber Party” gacha that is still available at The Arcade until the 31st of March. It is definitely a cute addition to your closet for a night in.

I hope you enjoyed this entry and if you the reader may have a request, you can either contact me personally or leave a comment on the blog itself and I will read it and see what I can do with what I’m given. These are the kinds of challenges I enjoy.

There’s more goodies to come including items from Shoetopia which just opened a few days ago. Keep an eye out and I will see you again soon, here’s the credits. Until next time, stay stylish fellas and for the ladies keep it classy!


BRENNAN

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Hudson ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Manderley Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Lost & Found
FACE^^Swallow^^ Martin – Peach
BODYNX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body ♯ ☆NEW

SHIRT⊱ AITUI – Constantine – Crow vs Dove ♯ @ FaMESHed (Last Day!)
PANTS::K:: Shoe Cut Jeans – White

SOFA(epia) – Used Sofa RARE


BIANCA (AKA KONSTANTINE)

HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Leilani ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
HEADLeLutka – Chloe
EYESClemmm – Human Eyes Green
FACELara Hurley – Cindy (Milky)
HANDS-VA- BENTO PROHANDS FEM-V.2 BETA
BODYMaitreya – Lara v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Tank – Nude ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade
SHORTS⊱ Tres Blah – Slumber Party Shorts – Polka Dots ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Arcade

Gacha Prize


RK Poses – It’s You (Group Gift)
RK Poses – Bob (6)

[#353] I Need A Little Time To Think

I’m just trying to be the best me I can be
Oh when I fall down, it’s just me on the ground
I am no king, I have no throne

Room To Breathe” –  You Me At Six Listen

On the 17th of March, the male fashion world was introduced to it’s newest mesh body: NX-Nardcotix “David”. It is every bit as functional as others in it’s category. With it being more based on the original body schematic of Second Life, NX-Nardcotix has seemingly hit a home-run gaining an increasing fan base every day.

I am finally able to show you this body and give you more details from my perspective. Many others have already been able to blog it before me but it’s not who does it first or who does it “best” but it gives everyone an insight from different thought processes.

While there are not any clothes designed specifically for this body yet, the developer kit is out at the store for anyone who may want to tackle the task of giving us threads for this modestly sculpted physique. It’s not overly hulking in muscularity like the Nyramith products and is more in line with Signature in terms of tone. The SLink Physique is probably out of all the male body products out there the thinnest frame.

The included HUD that comes with it offers a staggering amount of alpha cuts to nearly ensure just about any Standard size garment will fit with the body until there are specific compatible counterparts. It also gives you the option to uniformly or singly change the color of your fingers and toenails if that is one of the things on your requirement list. It also has an option for compatibility with the SLink mesh feet with a little adjustment of your body shape.

As of this writing of this entry, NX-Nardcotix is in the process of making a Bento enabled upgrade of the body but until then you will have four different hand poses to choose from.

Also new for this look is the “Malik” skin from Modulus that is available at their new satellites store located at Designer Drive, which is a part of the Taketomi/Burley sim. Continuing with the brand’s trend of releasing ethnic skins, this Middle Eastern release compliments the “Rahiml” shape from REACH, which is still available for a few more days at this years Skin Fair.

Lastly, I am wearing the new “Nova” eyes from Go&See which you can find right now at their main store location. These 10 Catwa eye exclusive tones are very stunning and when looking at them up close can leave a person captivated for hours. I feel like they are a good conversation piece because of how beautiful they are.

Since I managed to squeak in one more item from Skin Fair, I’m hoping that I will be able to at least get in one last product before it closes it’s doors on the 26th.

One quick note for those of you who are pose enthusiasts, I’ve been informed by my great sponsors at Image Essentials that they are holding a 25 linden sale on older poses at the store to make room for new stock including Bento enabled poses. You better get there quick though because this sale is only going on for a week so if there’s something you might have had your eye on…now’s your chance! Your ride awaits down in the credits so go do it!

I’ll see you on the way round, until then stay stylish fellas!


HAIR*~*Damselfly*~* Coffee
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESGo&See * Nova * Catwa Eyes ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Malik Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Designer Drive
BODYNX-Nardcotix David Mesh Body ♯ ☆NEW
WATER⊱ ::BB::  – Wet Effect ♯ Marketplace
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Rahiml Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

BOXERSZaara – Aarav Boxer Briefs *Navy*


IE – Confidence (2)