[#528] The Luckiest

Next door there’s an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I’m sorry, I know that’s a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

Ben Folds, ♫The Luckiest♫

Continuing with my latest series of light and feel good photos, I didn’t have my soundtrack for this blog until after I finished taking the photos for it. Sometimes I will just search on Google for songs that relate to an emotion and see what pages come up and listen to some of the results. This time I did a search for “songs about celebrating a relationship” and listened to a few selections but nothing could beat “The Luckiest” by Ben Folds.

I’ve been familiar with Ben Folds music for decades as he’s been a solo artist as well as part of a quintet (Ben Folds Five) and some of his songs are nerdy but a fair amount of them really pack an emotional punch and that is what this song does. If anyone that does read this clicks the links to the videos that I post the links to in the quotation at the top you will know what I’m talking about. This song makes you think even with it’s quirk towards the end it is definitely a song that fits my search.

The “To Us” pose by Image Essentials is a good representation of celebrating a relationship between two people. A longing gaze from the gentleman as they both toast their happiness with on another is a special moment and a fine depiction. I had to make a few adjustments with my pose but little needed to be done otherwise. The props with the couples pose (the chair, two glasses of champagne, and the champagne bottle itself) are nicely done should definitely be looked at by any couple that wants to take a portrait to hang on the wall.

Image Essentials To Us Couples Pose (With Props) features:

  • Bento enabled couples pose (Bento viewer required to use properly)
  • Mesh couch contains poses (and added props)
  • Available @ Image Essentials flagship store

Hot off my previous blog where I featured the first of two new hair releases by Modulus from the 2018 edition of Hair Fair, I am rounding out the coverage for the store by wearing the “Elijah” short hair. I chose to use the same hairbase with this hair to add some depth as well. Compared to the Fraser hair I had on in the previous blog, this one is much shorter and a bit on the curly side as far as I can describe it to you; plenty of colors to choose from as always with Modulus as well.

With four days left of this year’s Hair Fair to go…if you haven’t checked it out yet then what are you waiting for?

Modulus Elijah Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha next gen mesh
  • 5 different color HUDs available with 8 base colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Integrated color picker in each HUD for added customization
  • Left or right versions in package
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th!!!

The two above things are main features for this blog but I have to give mention to the recent BlankLine release from the September round of The Men’s Department. I am wearing the “KnitVestShirts” which I feel is a classic look and best fit the scene I had in mind when I was brainstorming it. I chose to go the FATPACK route with this because I wasn’t sure what color style I liked and having all the options (being able to color change the shirt, vest and tie allowed for me to come up with exactly what I wanted).

With more to come to the pages of this site I am going to thank those of you who visited and anyone who follows me on any of the social media outlets, it really is humbling hearing from those of you who I have never met talk about things I’ve posted. This blog is not just for me and anyone who has felt any of the feelings that have been expressed or have become inspired by the images or words, this is for you too.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


SKYBOX: llorisen – Wilby Pied-a-Terre Skybox v2

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – To Us ✦ NEW

:: What HE‘s wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Elijah Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT/VEST: BlankLine – KnitVest Shirts [FAT]
PANTS: BlankLine – Tapered Pants [Black] ✦ Previously Blogged
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What SHE’s wearing ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Lithe
HEAD: CATWA -Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: Giz Seorn – Gwyneth Dress
SHOES: Reign – Andii Heels

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[#527] Love, Love, Love

And all the life about to go is in my mind,
Cause all the loudest voices in the world are never right

Avalanche City, ♫Love, Love, Love

Most of the time my blogs are very shadowy and darker but lately I’ve been trying to work outside of that (funny thing with it now being October and I want to do dark themed scenes). I found myself being inspired by a pose/prop from Image Essentials that is called Pride v2 because I consider myself a supporter of the LGBTQ community and know many people in the community so I feel that shining a light towards something that has seen a lot of darkness at times is a positive thing.

I could repeat this until I’m blue in the face regardless of those who may not agree with my views (I don’t encourage personal conversations of religion nor politics as it tends to never turn out well) and potentially cliche as it may sound, love is love. Sometimes you find it when you are looking and also when you aren’t. It’s not always logical but when you have it in whatever form it is in front of you, embrace it no matter what.

With this Image Essentials pose and prop and a colorful top provided by Bakaboo, I returned to I Am [SL] Amsterdam to find a spot at the location and it is such a wonderful and photogenic place. This is my second time visiting to set up a scene and I know that as long as it stays open I will come back again to do another photo there in the future.

Image Essentials Pride v2 Pose + Prop features:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento capable viewer needed for proper use)
  • Mesh flag included
  • Intended for female avatars
  • Available @ Image Essential’s flagship store

Being a blogger for Bakaboo is something I consider to be a privilege because the clothes are colorful and unique in a daring way. The styles that are created push the edge and I do like to take chances with things I wear (as you can’t always play it safe). I really like the “Statement” Shirt and Pants and I chose to mix and match between the three designs available for my outfit. The multicolor sleeve of the top I am wearing works well with the rainbow colors of the flag I am holding to give a vibrant look to it.

Bakaboo Statement Shirt and Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Three differrent color patterns (Color A, B and C / Sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Available @ Bakaboo’s flagship store

Within the last month or so I haven’t been able to be as creatively driven as I can be and have been in the past which I documented with having a block. I have started to slowly work my way out of it and it’s a good time with a lot of events going such as Pose Fair and a lot of the mainstays (FaMESHed, The Men Jail, and The Men’s Department) coming with new monthly rounds.

Less than a week is left for the 2018 edition of Hair Fair and there are so many great hairstyles for guys and I did pick up a few but most importantly there are two by my brand Partner, Modulus. I am gladly showing one of the two for sale. “Fraser” is a short wispy hair that can be paired with a regular or shaved hairbase and it will still look great. I’ve opted with going with a shaved one to show more depth. As one of two releases for the event and quite a few more new releases, Modulus is on a role and crushing it with each one giving us guys a variety of different ‘do’s to choose from that are of the highest quality.

Modulus Fraser Hair features:

  • 100% original mesh alpha hair
  • 5 color HUDs available with 8 colors in each
  • 40 color FATPACK option also available
  • Left or right versions
  • Integrated color picker in HUDs for added customization
  • Exclusively @ Hair Fair until October 7th

As I start to wrap up this blog post I want to say that lately I have been seeing a lot of positivity through social media that I feel is a breath of fresh air. It’s not hard to be negative or post super insensitive comments or status’ and bully people either virtually or in the real world. Even if it sounds like a PSA I truly believe that showing what good there is in the world is rewarding and worthwhile even if it is a challenge.

There’s nothing wrong with taking the high ground even when maybe doing the opposite might be viewed as the cool or in thing with a certain group of individuals. We’re all capable of it and for anyone who believes in karma it all works out in the long term because the world benefits.

Now that my brain is working a bit better and I’m feeling more creative there will be more to see on this blog so keep an eye out but until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ I am [SL] Amsterdam


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Fraser Hair @ Hair FairNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Statement Shirt (Color B)
PANTS: Bakaboo (Store / MP) – Statement Pants (Color C)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Pride v2 ✦ NEW

[#526] Come Home

Everything I can’t be
Is everything you should be
And that’s why I need you here
Everything I can’t be
Is everything you should be
And that’s why I need you here
So hear this now…

OneRepublic, ♫Come Home

In the virtual world you can have family, you can claim blood relatatives if you want and you can also call family someone you met that you have kept a great friendship for so long that the bond is strong enough that they are family. For this photo I borrowed someone I consider to be my sister and the best part is we might give each other heck with jokes but know when we get to a line and not to cross it.

I’ve known Xandria for a few years now and she herself has dabbled in photos so when I asked her if she would be kind enough to sit in on a photo session (I know that I can do them myself and have the means to but just do not have the energy or mental will to do so) she was kind enough to donate a little time so that I could complete my idea and could clear it out of my headspace to give more room for other ideas that I need to work on this week.

The only item that I am featuring as the pose set being used here is from Image Essentials. The “Polished” set worked well for my idea as well as the location that was passed along to me by my fellow blogger and friend, Gwen (thank you so much for telling me about this place!). Now that sims are starting to change their landscapes to autumn photos are going to take on a different look and feel and that is just how seasons go. Missing Melody has a fall ambience with many different photogenic spots at its location. I found a really well decorated house with all the things that make houses look good (and that maybe I would use if I knew anything about good decor work in the virtual world).

Image Essentials Polished Pose Set features:

  • Bento enabled poses (must have a bento capable viewer to use properly)
  • 5 different poses to choose from (with mirrored versions)
  • Pose HUD included so can easily pose yourself
  • Regular static poses also included to put in a pose stand for ease of use as well

Xandria is also wearing something that I’m sure the gals out there might truly like (if they don’t have it already) is the newest additions to the Addams and Blueberry store as a co-released product: the “Frank” halter crop top (Addams) and jeans (Blueberry). The crowds should have died down by now so it should be very easy to get these releases and there are tons of options of single colors as well as FATPACK options for those who are into that (as I tend to be with guys items when I can).

I think it is time for me to put this blog to bed and leave you with my sister’s style credits so until our paths cross again, happy shopping and onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Missing Melody


What Xandria is wearing:

HAIR: Lamb – Static
HEAD: CATWA – Catya
FACE: Pink Fuel – Minji
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

TOP: Addams – Frank Halter Crop Top ✦ NEW
JEANS: Blueberry – Frank Jeans ✦ NEW
SHOES: Essenz – St. Tropez (Fatpack)

POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Polished

[#525] Enter Sandman

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to Never—, Neverland

Metallica, ♫Enter Sandman

September is about to give way to October and I thought that I would get a head start on my October festivities and take some items that I’ve gathered up; as I was putting my idea together I realized that I really didn’t have a song to use as a soundtrack to back it up. It wasn’t difficult as I came up with it quite quickly and went to an old classic that I knew I had never used before on the blog (as I have a longstanding unspoken rule not to repeat a song I’ve used even if I’ve become better as an artist since I first used it).

Enter Sandman is an essential song in the Metallica catalogue and the self titled album (or also known as The Black Album) came out at a time when I was really starting to get really involved in enjoying music and realizing how it connects us to all the parts of our life in different phases: good, bad or ugly). The backdrop I am using from Saintstreet is called “Dreams” so I thought I would play upon that with a more of a nightmarish feel. The look I put together is something I’d consider not to want to come across in any type of situation.

The Men Jail’s September round is just about to end in a few days so I wanted to get at least one more item in before they lock up to restock for October. For this post I have the “Frank HB + Harness” by i.mesh and I’m not into the bondage scene but felt adding this to my look would be freaky, would you agree? So the harness also comes with a shaved hairbase that stands out with what appears to be scarring.

I feel like this could be used several different ways (not only just for people that are into fetishes) and this is what I can tell you about the product to help you find out if it is right for you.

i.mesh Frank HB and Harness features:

  • 2 different harness versions included
  • HUD included to change leather strap and metal options of harness
  • Hairbase HUDS for Akeruka, CATWA and Omega
  • Exclusively available until Septmber 28th @ The Men Jail

When it comes to gacha events most people know the usual. There’s the crown jewel in the Arcade which has been going strong for 6 years and then there is The Epiphany which has been around for a couple as well and most recently I’ve become slightly acquainted with Lootbox. I’m still learning about the event so the next time I blog something from the event I’ll have more info about it.

ANTINATURAL has a set at the event called “Mad Malice” which is loosely based upon Alice In Wonderland with a very amped up gore factor. The “Unlost Arms” that I am featuring from the “NIGHTMARE” RARE pack are very creepy claw handed decaying arms. I thought the arms were perfect for the idea that I was building and managed to get a hold of this this via resale. It’s not only great that you get these creepy arms but it also comes with a prop and a skybox which makes it a super value if you can get it for pull price.

There is also a DAYDREAM RARE which you can take both of the skybox items and use them to create a “through the looking glass” type effect which I have not seen pictures of yet but I bet it is very cool. Products like this are what make being able to have the Halloween spirit all year round possible and that will get a thumbs up from me every time.

ANTINATURAL NIGHTMARE LOOTBOX features:

  • Part of Mad Malice gatcha machine
  • 3 items included: Liddell’s Nightmare (Skybox), Misfortune Teller (Bloody) and Unlost Arms
  • Unlost Arms come with color changing HUD (fitted for Signature Gianni only)
  • Exclusively @ Lootbox until October 19th

On October 1st the fun begins when the Pose Fair returns for it’s final round of the year and I’m getting a head start with a pose set from HotDog. This store has been on my radar for a bit as I’ve been to their store location (which they share with another unique store, Clemm). I hadn’t quite picked up any poses from the store because I didn’t have any ideas for them yet but I know when I do I’ll be back to stock up. Not only do they make poses but they also make other interesting items such as gothic attire and insane looking mesh heads.

The “Conceited” set fit perfectly with the overall theme of this blog and it also helped me get a head start on Pose Fair which I can tell you is going to be great. There is an even bigger variety of pose creators at this round as the event organizers have increased the size of the land for the event. I assure you that there are going to be a lot of goodies for the lover of poses and those photographers out there. When this event opens on the 1st you are going to want to get in on the action.

HotDog Conceited Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required to use properly)
  • 10 different poses to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair starting October 1st

It took me a lot longer to write this than I anticipated but I wanted to make sure the information was as accurate as possible and it just so happens that the Baseball season is getting close to it’s regular season conclusion and the pennant races are very interesting and have me enthralled so I’ve also been keeping my head in that as well.

I have another post in the works that could possible see light of day tomorrow depending on if things come together the way I’d like them to. Looking for a location at the moment and I think I’m going to revisit New Amsterdam (providing that it is still active and I hope it is). There’s more Pose Fair goodies as the event is about to begin next week Monday (that’s good timing I’d say!)

For those of you who are still getting that last little bit of summer lingering, I’m right there with you trying to get as much of it as possible. Until our paths may cross again, onto the next conversation…


HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

HARNESS: i.mesh – Frank HB + Harness @ The Men JailNEW
CLAWS: ANTINATURAL – Unlost Arm (Gacha) @ LOOTBOXNEW
PANTS: Gild – Mod Slim Pants (Black) ✦ Previously Blogged

SKYBOX: Saintstreet – Dream Backdrop @ Dubai EventNEW

POSE: Hotdog – Conceited Poses @ Pose Fair (Oct 1st) ✦ NEW

[#524] Only The Strong Survive

It’s mine
It’s pure and…
As decent as I can make myself inside
We all know only strong survive

FLAW, ♫Only The Strong

For a very long time I have used music as a coping mechanism, as a soundtrack to not only this blog but also my life. That is one of the reasons why I have never strayed away from using anything other than music to bring inspiration, awareness and sometimes calm to the storms within my head. With my post today I’m using a song which has helped fuel me in dark times as a reminder that if you can remain strong in moments of struggle that you can rise back up and overcome anything.

I thought it would be a good idea to dig it up with having a bit of a creative block as of late and recall that I’ve been in that spot before and I found a way out of it. Strength is not only something that is physical but emotional as well and with my scene in this blog it is showing more of a physical strength it is still very much a mental one as well.

The Men Jail has an item by the store, Bent, which came around at a good time for me use it for the scene. The “#punchingbag” prop comes with poses built inside so you can either display yourself boxing, using your legs to kick, standing beside the bag after a sparring session and a couples pose added in for you to bring a friend or significant other along for the fun.

BENT #punchingbag Prop/Pose features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 4 poses included (adjustable by clicking)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s not often that I share information about a shape I am using as most of the time they are ones that I’ve had made or that I’ve adjusted from one that I have purchased but I couldn’t pass up the “Jeremy” shape by Go&See. I really like how this looks and am also wearing a previously blogged skin “Theo” which is also by Go&See but I am using the summer tone and that is something I’ve not done previously.

The shape has a handsome yet rugged face and gives the appearance of “I may be good to look at but don’t test me”. That probably didn’t make a ton of sense but I thought it sounded good as I was writing it and chose not to go back and reword it.

Go&See Jeremy Shape features:

  • Included style card (to give best look as intended)
  • Shape works best with Signature bodies
  • Eyebrow shaper also included
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until October 15th

Modulus’ latest release at the Man Cave event has made it’s way onto my head for this look. “Ryan” is a shorter length hair that can be worn to show it being combed to either the left or right side and that is one of the latest features of the brand’s hair products and that earns a 5 stars from me. I sometimes never know which angle is going to be the best when I’m setting up a photo so having that option to be able to make the product look good as well as the composition.

Modulus Ryan hair features:

  • 100% original “next gen” alpha hair mesh
  • Mirrored left and right versions
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 standard colors to choose from
  • FATPACK also available for purchase
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until October 9th

My footwear is one of the newest releases by Native Urban dubbed the “Custom Sneakers” and that very applicable with the purchase of the FATPACK. For anyone that isn’t familiar with the Native Urban brand their top notch footwear has a HUD in the “All Colors” pack that allows you to break down the colors for just about every section of the shoe so that you can style it in a way that fits best.

With the amount of colors provided and faces that can be color changed it’s easy to say that you could go a long time without ever having to wear the same exact shoe style. I myself like things that can be changed to give it longer longevity as well to make it just about brand new every time you put it on. This is one of the many reasons to choose Native Urban for your sneaker fix.

Native Urban Custom Sneaker features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 12 customizable shoe parts (All Colors Pack)
  • 22 different colors (All Colors Pack)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively for sale @ TMD until September 30th

As I wrap this up, I hope that anyone who manages to view and read this and relates to the beginning of the post knows that even though it is cliche to say that things get better in time…they truly do even if it seems to happen more than once in a lifetime. Strength can be found in many ways either through family, friends, a random meeting and by determination and will.

It also never hurts to show compassion and kindness because even if it isn’t show outwardly most of us are fighting some kind of battle. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation.


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Ryan Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Theo (Summer) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
SHAPE: Go&See (Store / MP) – Jeremy @ M.O.MNEW

PANTS: Chuck Size – Jordan Slim – FATPACK
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Custom Sneakers (All Colors) @ TMDNEW

PUNCHING BAG: BENT – #punchingbag @ The Men JailNEW
SKYBOX: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Forgotten Rooms

[#523] I’m Too Sexy…

And I’m too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan,
New York and Japan

Right Said Fred, ♫I’m Too Sexy

Sometimes digging into the quirky bag can be fun when you pull things together to poke fun at yourself or show that you might have a bit of a sense of humor. Now I’m not sure how this is going to translate or if anyone is going to find it cute, funny or even maybe a bit goofy but that was the aim I was going for when I decided to find some unique items for this blog entry.

I never really took Right Said Fred as a serious musical act and honestly I don’t remember anything else that they did other than “I’m Too Sexy” and that may be why they always seem to find themselves on those notorious “one hit wonder” lists that pop up from time to time. The song itself I think was not meant to be serious either and it fit perfectly with me trying my hand at pretending to be a model (and maybe I fail miserably but I got a kick out of the whole process).

There are several items from the Equal10 event in this post which is a testament to just how good I feel the event is when more than one thing I feature comes from it. The same is said for The Men Jail and I am not saying this because they are an event that I blog for as there are quite a few things each round that I put into my photos because they are something I want to share with my audience.

Starting out with the “Fashion Storefront” backdrop from Paparazzi, this was a catalyst for the entire idea coming together. It also represents something I enjoy doing which is shopping and made lots of sense for me to pose myself in front of it with great lighting and snazzy clothing. I don’t want to go overboard with my praise for the brand so I’ll keep it to a minimum but I have been using a lot of backdrops in my photos because they have given me creative thoughts for how to implement them and Paparazzi creates a lot of things that make it easy to do so.

Affordable, well constructed and appearing at many of mine (and likely many others) favorite events, Paparazzi is a sure bet for backdrop and photography needs.

Paparazzi Fashion Storefronts Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Blue, Green and Pink versions available
  • Sold individually or as a FATPACK
  • Mesh mannequins included in each version
  • Exclusively @ Equal10 until October 5th

Staying with Equal 10, I am wearing the “Loose Flow Pants” by Gild. I really like the little ink splatter design on these pants and it is designs like this that often catch my eye and will be something I feature from time to time. The loose belt is also an added touch to the overall design of the pants which give it more of a model/runway look that I felt would work best with my look including the top that I’ll get to in a moment.

I chose the pink version of these pants because not only did it go with the backdrop but also because soon it will be October and also Breast Cancer Awareness month. I’ve known plenty of people in both my real and virtual lives that have suffered, survived as well as won and lost their battle and showing some support even before the month begins was a good idea to me.

Gild Loose Flow Pants (Pink) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until October 5th

Matching the pants was easy because I’m also wearing another new release by Gild which is the “Triangle Jungle Pullover” that is a part of the latest round of The Men Jail. I cannot say whether it is intended or not but this top does go very well with the pants and it could be considered a full outfit that is sold separate at two events (it has been done before). They have similar strap features in the design so I am definitely willing to say that they are meant to be part of a complete outfit.

Usually my midsection is covered unless I’m doing a beach shot and do not have a shirt on but I really liked how this top looked and thought in the vein of wearing something that I might not on a consistent basis, trying new things can certainly pay off for different looks and vibes. I certainly have enjoyed throwing this outfit together because it’s not something I am accustomed to.

Gild Triangle Jungle Pullover FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Black, Blue, Purple and Red color designs
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

My hair is also from The Men Jail event and it is also one of those styles that I might not normally consider wearing but because it’s super wild looking and fits my runway model look I stayed true to the overall theme as well and chose the pink color from the Fantasy HUD. It’s becoming more frequent that men no matter what their preferences are have started to use pink which many years prior was thought of as an only girls color. I am comfortable with using any color that helps me get my visual across and looks good to me.

This style of hair, the wisps of longer tresses flowing from the back on one side to the top and going forward surrounded by shorter cropped hair (which I chose not to have my base hair be pink as well because I thought it might be too distracting.) It has that 80’s feel to it much like the scene itself does which worked out for the complete visual plan.

Letituier Brian Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Individual packs or a FATPACK available for purchase
  • 6 color packs to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 28th

It’s about time for me to wrap this blog post up so I can work on getting back on a regular schedule as well as keep my creativeness from getting blocked again (which has really been one of the hardest things to deal with in recent weeks.) There’s definitely more that I have coming from The Men Jail as well as other fun things from my fave brands and events.

October is going to be a pretty busy month post wise (I have an inkling it will be at least) I want to be able to do a few posts before then so it should be fun now that things are starting to creatively get back to normal. Check out the credits below and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Letituier – Brian Hair @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Gild – Triangle Jungle Pullover @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: Gild – Loose Flow Pants (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Fashion Storefronts (Pink) @ Equal10NEW

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) – Jhope

[#522] One More Day

 

For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over)
I’m not afraid to fall (We can’t stay in a place we don’t belong)
For one more day, (They can’t take this away, it’s far from over)
We try to save it all

10 Years, ♫One More Day

Sometimes blogging much like regular writing can cause blocks in creativity and for the last week I’ve been experiencing just that. Trying to find the right products and the ideas to go with them has been troubling and it’s something I am not fond of but it does happen.

With a week removed from the opening of The Men Jail, I finally found some inspiration in the form of the “Duct Tape Gag” by Short Leash. While it has a lot more functions than I will possibly ever use it for (it has built in RLV which I will sheepishly admit that even after being around the grid for as long as I have…do not know the slightest clue about what it does). The tape itself was my way to relay some of the words from “One More Day” by 10 Years, which serves as the soundtrack for this post.

This is the first time that I’ve encountered any kind out mouth tape that wasn’t an applier so I really thought it was creative and worthy of getting a feature on the blog; while it may not be for everyone it is a fun component to add to photos and even role-playing situations for anyone who might be holding someone hostage (not something I encourage just to make it known).

Short Leash Dirt Tape Gag // Silver features:

  • 100% mesh
  • Included HUD includes phrases to put on tape
  • Resizable via HUD or by object editing
  • Normal and RLV enabled versions included
  • Black and Pink versions also available
  • FATPACK version with all three colors available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until September 30th

Not long ago I blogged one of the two hairs from Modulus at The Men’s Department and I’m finishing that event up by showing you the other offering at the event named “Zander”. This side combed hair is not super long in length and does a good job of keeping the eyes free from being covered and that is something I prefer from hairs of a longer nature.

Keeping up with the trend of offering mirrored versions of the hair, “Zander” definitely gets a thumbs up from me; I even chose a color from the vibrants HUD for a change of pace and really enjoy how it looks. So much that I’ll re-visit it again in the near future with another current release.

Modulus Zander Hair features:

  • 100% original alpha mesh
  • Integrated color picker HUD
  • 40 different pre-existing hair colors (5 different HUDs)
  • Sold separately or as a FATPACK
  • Left and right sided hair versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD through Sep. 30th

Go&See has been releasing quite a few eyes lately and I am certainly trying to stay on top of it but as I mentioned at the beginning of the post it’s been difficult for me because of the bit of a creative block that I’ve been going through. One thing that I haven’t done in four years of blogging has been giving myself the chance to take a break. It sounds silly that I should just allow myself that but in the back of my head I would feel as if I am letting the brands that associate themselves with me down and these small little interruptions never last long; another reason would be that if I stopped completely for a period of time I am too afraid that I would not return to it even though it is a passion and love of mine.

This latest release “Pose” is a part of the current crop of items that are a part of this months round of PocketShop. If you are are unfamiliar with this it is a HUD based shopping experience that takes place monthly much like events but a catalog is posted on their website and also through the HUD which you can purchase for free via there in-world HQ or by going to their marketplace store. The items that are featured are also shown in the HUD so that you know exactly what you are purchasing and buying is easy and can be done one of two ways: purchasing credits or allowing the HUD to use funds from your account. It is extremely safe and something I’d recommend as it is a very nice alternative to trying to get into an event right away on opening day. This can be done from the comfort of your home, skybox, platform etc…

Go&See Pose Eyes features:

  • 100% mesh eyes (for classic avatars)
  • Applier HUDs for CATWA and Genus Project
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively sold through PocketShop until October 4th

The backdrop I am using comes from Paparazzi, it was originally from a previous round of Cosmopolitan and should now be in stores. The “Neon Hall” is very nicely constructed and has several points of illumination (which you can play with if you desire, which is a nice added option). At first I wasn’t sure how I wanted to use this backdrop but with the right ambiance it fit what I needed. However, my initial idea was to search for a location but nothing solid came to mind and after a bit of research I chose to go this route and I’m satisfied with the results and the mood I achieved with the “story” photo.

I‘ve also decided to give my Gerald head another go with the latest skin release by Clef de Peau called “Hamilton”. I finally feel that with this skin I don’t look like I could be Russian (which there is nothing wrong with but not the aesthetic I am looking for). The skin was released not only for Vista but there is a CATWA version as well for anyone who is a CATWA purist and there are many out there who have not once strayed away from them (personally I like to try new things just to see if they can perform better than what I currently have).

As I put a wrap on this post I realize that I probably do not share more about what drives the ideas behind these posts and hopefully I can get better at doing that. The fact that my brain can be complicated at times is an understatement and being able to completely divulge everything going on in my head is tough for me. There may be more to it and there may be nothing to it (yes that’s cryptic and I have been told I am good at that also).

I would like to believe that my motivation for the inspiration of this post is not only from the song that provides the soundtrack but also the thought that sometimes all of us as humans tend to keep to ourselves and push things down. The more silent we are about them the more they grow into something that isn’t always beneficial to our overall well-being. Just talking to someone and knowing that they are there goes a long way and oddly enough sometimes living day to day is the best way to cope with situations around us.

The interwebs are a powerful tool that if used properly can bring us all together or tear us apart and I personally opt to see everyone united and it’s hard but not completely hopeless. Just a thought or two thrown in here at the end, but check out the credits as I hope you’ve seen something interesting. Until the next time our paths cross, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Zander Hair @ TMDNEW
HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Pose Eyes @ PocketShopNEW
FACE: Clef de Peau – Hamilton (Tone 2) @ Equal10NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: ExalteD – Tshirt Ripped v2 FATPACK
SHORTS: Legal Insanity – Miles Shorts – Black

MOUTH TAPE: Short Leash – Silence! Duct Tape Gag // Silver @ The Men JailNEW
BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Neon Hall (Whte)

POSE: FOXCITY – Silhouette FatPack