[#702] The War We Made

 

Waking up from myself
To a life outside this hell
No more lies, no more pain
You can’t fight the war we made
The war we made

Red, ♫The War We Made♫

 

When I mentioned in my last post that this was the final days of Pose Fair I completely misspoke and want to correct that really quick before I get into anything. The final day for the event is the 28th so there is still plenty of time to get to the event to get those poses for your photography creations before they transfer to their creator’s stores (or get retired as so may possibly). I realized that after I’d posted it and figured I had an opportunity to correct it and here it it is! I have seen a lot of fellow event bloggers making really great posts and even bloggers that I follow on Flickr. Everyone is creating great scenes with the products from Pose Fair.

The pose set that I am using a pose from in this photo is from R.Bento called “Lui”. There are five poses in the set (including mirrors) and are packed into a convenient and easy to use HUD. It makes it a lot easier for those of us who find a location that we cannot put out pose stands at. Major props for anyone who utilizes this type of system. They do come in handy far more than some realize.

I’m also wearing a set of clothing items from the L&B Swear “Sweartech” line which includes the bomber jacket, cap, and mask. These items together remind me a little bit of the video game “Watch Dogs” and could quite possibly be a nod to the game franchise. If so, I can tell you that these products are supremely well made as you can come to expect from Lapointe & Bastchild. There are a lot of options as far as color ways and the jacket has the option for the hood on the sweatshirt to be pulled up or down or even completely removed. How’s that for customization?

 

But am I alone, am I alright
Am I insane, am I alive
What does it take to
Stop waging war with
All I thought I wanted
All I thought I needed

 

BACKDROP: Minimal – Night Street Backdrop

POSE: R.Bento – Lui @ Pose FairNEW

HAT: L&B Swear – Sweartech Cap
MASK: L&B Swear – Sweartech Face Wrap
JACKET: L&B Swear – Sweartech Bomber Jacket EVO85
JEANS: Cold-Ash – Larkham Jeans

 

[#701] Not Dead Yet

 

No, I’m not dead yet
I’m losing myself to the darkness in my head
Suffocating
Getting hard to breathe, everything is caving in
I won’t let it
I keep weighing me down but this isn’t how it ends
I’d regret it
No, I’m not dead yet

Fame On Fire, ♫Not Dead Yet♫

 

Just a couple more days left for the September round of Pose Fair. I encourage everyone that hasn’t been there for some reason or another to take a look at the multitude of excellent pose creators participating in this event. There are too many good ones that I wouldn’t want to take away from any of them by only listing a few. That would just be discourteous.

In the scene I’ve photographed today I’m using a pose from the “In My Head” set by XTC Poses. It’s a set of sitting poses that for me is great because I tend to want to do more poses where I’m sitting but usually never find the right one and I give up way too easily. This particular set really caught my eye so it all just came down to which pose would win out and be the one I used.

While I’m not much for decor, I found myself really liking the “TimeRoomSet” by Kazza that is available for a really inexpensive price for Happy Weekend. It is also something worth checking out too for anyone who might be looking for some furniture that looks great. There is not much to say about my look other than most of it is comprised of some of my favorites like my hair by Stealthic and my clothing by Cold-Ash. The only other new item besides the pose is the “Seth” skin by Stray Dog which can be found at this month’s TMD (The Men’s Department).

 

BACKDROP: CuCa Designs – Moving Day
FURNITURE: KAZZA – TimeRoomSet (Happy Weekend Exclusive)

POSE: XTC Poses – In My Head @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas
HEAD: LeLutka – Skyler 2.0
SKIN: Stray Dog – Seth (Tone 02) @ TMDNEW

SHIRT: Cold-Ash – Blaise Tee
JEANS: Cold-Ash – Larkham Jeans

 

[#700] Here And Now

 

The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky
But could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the
Here and now, here and now

Letters To Cleo, ♫Here And Now♫

 

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about blogging is the challenges you can bring about to your creativity. Using both male and female items for my photos and virtual photography is something I enjoy because I can think outside of the box as some people say. Being a gamer who has had eons of experience with so when I saw the releases from Lush Poses at Pose Fair, I decided to see what I could pull together and do it with a twist. It would be so easy for me to do it with my normal every day look but to pull off a female look…now that is a challenge.

“Naughty Gamer Girl” is a pose set that comes with a controller prop and a bean bag prop filled with 8 different poses. I thought they were rather tasteful and they could also be used for seductive type photos if someone wanted to go that direction. There’s a lot of ways that it could be looked at but each pose is professionally made. Lush has been one of my favorites to utilize through Pose Fair over my years involved with the event and I definitely encourage anyone to give their sets at the event a look and then also go take a look around their store in-world.

With that said I believe I’ve inspired myself to go pick up my controller and do some gaming myself. Life imitates art in a sense!

 

BACKDROP: WetCat Poses – Dawn

POSE: Lush Poses – Naughty Gamer Girl @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: TRUTH Hair – Poetry ✦ VIP GiftNEW
HEAD: Genus Project: Strong Face 001
SKIN: Session Skins – Sage (Tone 00b (Chubby) / BOM)
BODY: Maitreya – Lara 5.1

BODYSUIT: Spoiled – Game Over Bodysuit (Red)
BOOTS: Vale Koer – Rainy Day Boots

 

[#699] Not Tired Of You

 

I want to feel a change
I don’t mind if it hurts
You take away the pain
You’re the only thing that’s pure

The Exies, ♫Tired Of You♫

 

It’s been a long time since I’ve had the pleasure of taking a photograph with guests posing for me so I thought it was time to change that. Thankfully the timing was right that I was able to snag my brother Lucky and his lady, Aria, at their home for what I feel turned out to be a really great photo. Both Lucky and Aria both are photographers as well so for them to do this for me is a big deal.

Lucky for the last few months has been spinning tunes at The Burrow Co. every other Saturdays (his next gig is this weekend on the 12th). Sometimes he’s got themes going and did a memorable tribute to Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) on the 18th of July. I was there in attendance and there were lots of people there for that. Overall it was a great experience. If you enjoy Rock music and sometimes a few surprises thrown in between then you definitely need to go check him out.

Aria when she’s not taking photos is a phenomenal landscaper and decorator. I’ve seen first hand what she is capable of and I cannot express how good of an eye she has for it. Being someone that has very little patience for this type of thing, I respect anyone who devotes their time into creating awe-inspiring lands for her clients.

The couples pose I’ve chosen comes from a fairly new pose pose store called “PosaRosa”. I myself like to show love to some of the new kids on the block when it comes to poses so that with the light shining on them people get to know them better. I feel with the photo I took of Lucky and Aria, it made for a really sweet fall type moment. Those looking for couples poses should take a look at “Support Me!” at the PosaRosa booth at Pose Fair which runs until the 21st of September.

Also be sure to check out Lucky’s blog here and also Aria’s blog here for more great photos and fashions.

 

POSE: PosaRosa – Support Me! @ Pose FairNEW

Style Credits: Lucky

HAIR: Stealthic – Baron
HEAD: LeLutka – Skyler 2.0
EARS: Swallow – Pyramid Ears
SKIN: Stray Dog – Nathan (Tone 04 / BOM)
BEARD: Magnificent – Ducky Skunk
BEARD LAYER: Volkstone – Rey Facial Hair // 004 Tintable (BOM)
BODY: Legacy – Mesh Body (m) (1.2)
TATTOO: IDTTY Body Shop – Secret Fate
TATTOO: IDTTY Body Shop – Lonely Road

TOP: Cold-Ash – Blaise Tee
JEANS: Native Urban – Borealis Jeans
SHOES: Vale Koer – Verygood Sneakers

Style Credits: Aria

HAIR: DOUX – Olga @ Equal10NEW

TOP: Tres Blah – Slouch Tee @ Collabor88NEW
LEGGINGS: Osmia – Kristen Leggings @ Equal10NEW
BOOTS: Miss Chelsea – Hazel Boots @ AnthemNEW

 

[#698] Maybe It’s Time

 

Nobody knows what waits for the dead
Nobody knows what waits for the dead
Some folks just believe in the things they’ve heard and the things they read
Nobody knows what awaits for the dead

Bradley Cooper, ♫Maybe It’s Time♫

 

When it comes to an event like Pose Fair I find that it allows for you to essentially take photos of all sorts of scenarios or find a way to be anything or anyone you want. Whether it be a wizard, a warrior, a gymnast or even in my case for this post: a cowboy. Very rarely have I done shots like this because I’m from the city so I don’t really have the mentality it would take to be a cowboy. It doesn’t mean I dislike them (because I totally think anyone who is a cowboy is alright with me).

CuCa Designs has a great pose set for men for this round and is appropriately called “Going Country”. It comes with the black Stetson hat that you see in the shot along with mirrored versions of each pose. Want to take things a step further? At the booth there is also a backdrop called “Hickory Barn” that you can give your photo an authentic country feel.

Pose Fair just opened a few days ago so if you happen to try to go and the region is full? Don’t give up because a lot of photography treasures await you. There’s plenty of time to get to the event so don’t stress out.

 

BACKDROP: CuCa Designs – Hickory Barn @ Pose FairNEW

POSE: CuCa Designs – Gone Country (Male) @ Pose FairNEW

HEAD: CATWA – Stanley 4.5
SKIN: Session Skins – Cooper (Tone 02 / BOM)

JEANS: Cold-Ash – Holloway Ripped Jeans

 

[#697] End Of The Summer

 

It’s the end of the summer
It’s the end of it all
Those days are gone its over now were moving on
It’s the end of the summer
But we’ll see it all again
So hold on to this moment till then
It’s the end of the summer

Theory Of A Deadman, ♫End Of The Summer♫

 

Later today begins a brand new round of Pose Fair. I made mention of it in two of my previous posts to not only get myself even more hyped up about it but also get anyone who checks out this blog out hyped as well. When I did the “A Day Without Poses” post it truly made me realize how fortunate we are to have creators and events like this to help make our photos more meaningful. We’d be stiff as boards and there would be no emotion or feeling that could be attached to them.

Summer is coming to a close soon so I wanted to make sure that I got at least one more beach shot if I could manage it and found the perfect clothing to make it all work. Lapointe & Bastchild has the “Jett” Tank and Board Shorts at the recently opened September round of TMD. There are a lots of combinations and it took me a while to find the right combination but I like how everything turned out.

 

Photo taken @ Burrow Co.

POSE: Boo’d Up – Male Pack @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Modulus – Potter Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley 4.5
SKIN: Session Skins – Cooper (Tone 02 / BOM)

TANKTOP: Lapointe & Bastchild – Jett Tank @ TMDNEW
SHORTS: Lapointe & Bastchild – Jett Board Shorts @ TMDNEW

 

[#696] I’m Throwing Caution

 

I’m throwing caution
What’s it gonna be?
Tonight the winds of change are coming over me
If I don’t get out
Out of this town
I just might be the one
Who finally burns it down

The Killers, ♫Caution♫

 

Pose Fair begins in just over a day and I’m looking really forward to getting into a lot of the great items that this round has to offer. Not only am I featuring the “Breathing Pack Orion” by Beras from the event that begins on the 7th, but I’m also wearing the brand new “Alessio Suit Blazer” by Cold-Ash which has just dropped at the Anthem event that began just a few short days ago. If you already have the trousers of the same name then all you have to do is pick up either the open shirt style or the button up with tie style. If you feel ambitious then go with both because both of them are really sick. I felt like using the open version would go along with what’s going on in the background. Turning up the heat if you will.

Lock&Tuft also shows up in this entry with the new “CHAMPION” hair which can be found right now at The Warehouse event. For anyone that ever wanted a mullet style on the grid now you can get it. Business in the front and party in the back as they say! The style I pulled off for this pic was immensely satisfying. Keep an eye out for more featured items from the September round of Pose Fair.

 

POSE: Beras – Breathing Pack Orion @ Pose Fair (Coming Soon) ✦ NEW

BACKDROP: Modulus – Macabre Alleyway

HAIR: lock&tuft – Champion Hair @ The WarehouseNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley 4.5
SKIN: Session Skins – Cooper (Tone 02 / BOM)

BLAZER / SHIRT: COLD-ASH – Alessio Suit Blazer/Shirt @ AnthemNEW
JEANS: COLD-ASH – Alessio Trousers

 

[#693] Be A Light

 

In a world full of hate, be a light
When you do somebody wrong, make it right
Don’t hide in the dark, you were born to shine
In a world full of hate, be a light

Thomas Rhett, ♫Be A Light♫

 

 

The past 6 months have been pretty crazy to say the least. The world has been going through a lot and I’m fairly certain that no one needs a recap. I haven’t been as creative as I once was and that’s just kind of the road that I’m on right now when it comes to blogging and creating art in Second Life. Now and again I’ll hear a song that I want to share and create a picture with and this post is a great example of that. Thomas Rhett’s “Be A Light” is a prime example of something good in this world that we all need right now. As always I embed the video for the songs I choose in my posts so if you’d kindly check it out when you get to that part of the blog or even skip to it right way, that would be something I sincerely appreciate.

The way I lay out my blogs now is a lot different then how I used to do them. I think for time and just wanting to get things out quicker that the way I have been doing them suits me just fine. I am still happy to be a part of some great blogger teams and I try to do them proud as I work to get back to a better routine where my head sparks more creativity. They’ve been awesome to me and I thank them for that more than words can even express.

One of the latest releases from lock&tuft is the “Rhett” hair and the name alone is what inspired me to use the song that I chose as the theme for this blog entry. Not just because it is a good song (which it is in my estimation). The hair has 32 colors to choose from and also includes a Bakes On Mesh hairbase to go along with it. It has been created with LeLUTKA Evo head owners in mind but I managed to make it work with the CATWA Stanley head so it should work with most heads with some slight adjustments.

Session Skins latest male release “Cooper” is in their brand new store for all of you guys to try. Intended for use with the CATWA Stanley head (may work well with other CATWA heads but that would be require some experimentation). The package comes with appliers for the skin as well as Bakes On Mesh head layers in several options. The options are Brow, Hair, Hair No Brow and No Brow. I’m wearing Tone 02 but it is also available in Tone 03 as well if you prefer a little darker (tanned) skin.

 

In a race that you can’t win, slow it down
Yeah, you only get one go around
‘Cause the finish line is six feet in the ground
In a race you can’t win, just slow it down

 

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1002 (3b)

HAIR: lock&tuft – Rhett
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley 4.5
SKIN: Session Skins – Cooper (Tone 02 / BOM)

SHIRT: TONKTASTIC / HERMONY – Cotton Tee

 

[#692] I’m Not Your Gameboy

 

Don’t play with me
I’m not your toy
Oh can’t you see
I am not your Gameboy

Freezepop, ♫I’m Not Your Gameboy♫

 

One of the things I’ve been passionate about for as long as I can remember is video games. In a recent discussion, I had with a friend I rattled off just about every gaming system I’ve owned since I was small. That all started with the Atari and even though games back then were nothing like they are now, they still offered hours of enjoyment to not only myself but to my family members.

As time went on things improved from the graphics and sound but to the way they were played. Until the late 80’s everything had to be played connected to a television and while that is still very much the case now, gamers would get a taste of something different: Handheld Gaming Systems. The Gameboy was like one of the single greatest things of its time when it was released and as one of those kids that owned one. I was in cloud nine.

One of my favorite games that I enjoyed playing more than anything was Tetris, which as far as puzzle games go, is still one of my all-time favorites. This was before Jewel Quest and Candy Crush which for anyone that is a fan of those games should find some version of Tetris and give it a try. I would stay up trying to beat whatever high score that was previously made the time before and on school nights I would have to be sneaky with a flashlight. Maybe that is where I started to become a night owl?

Lock&Tuft has released a virtual version of the original Gameboy and have called it, POCKETGIRL. It comes with a small handful of poses and a HUD with a dozen or so colors that allow you to personalize it in a way that best fits you. I chose the OG style because that’s what I most relate to and am fond of.

This release can be found at their in-world store so for game buffs or just someone that is into nostalgia or pop culture. I encourage you to go and take a look because it can make picture-taking become a lot more fun.

 

I don’t have Spy Hunter
Galaga or Burger Time
Don’t look here for Frogger
Dig-dug ain’t no friend of mine
Don’t ask me, you’ll cross the line
PORTABLE GAME: lock&tuft – POCKETGIRL
HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas
HEAD: LeLUTKA – Guy 3.4
SKIN: Stray Dog – Jeffrey (Tone 03)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v5.0
SHIRT: Cold-Ash – BLAISE Tee / FATPACK

[#691] California Gurls

 

California girls
We’re undeniable
Fine, fresh, fierce
We got it on lock
West Coast represent
Now put your hands up

Katy Perry, ♫California Gurls♫

 

It’s been quite a while from the last entry I posted but to be honest I haven’t really felt all that creative even with the time in isolation that I’ve had. Though I sparked enough to motivate me with one of the recent Session Skins releases named Ciara. I paired it with a new hairbase release by EMO-Tions that came out for the newest round of Cosmopolitan (an anniversary round at that!)

What better way put a smile on faces then a barely dressed woman in a pool in warm weather? It hasn’t quite reached where I am yet but we’ve had some pretty wonderful days over the last week or so; I’m crossing my fingers that there are more of those and less of the rainy ones that have been showing up. With that I feel more of the designers are going to be creating and releasing shorts and tank tops for the guys and more bathing suits/bikinis for the women and that will be great fun to take pictures of. Seeing a new release of a sweater or long coat around this time always bums me out because I’m longing for the warm weather and know that in reality that type of clothing would be just way too hot.

 

You could travel the world
But nothing comes close
To the golden coast
Once you party with us
You’ll be falling in love

 

POSE: Elephante Poses – Kitty

HAIR: EMO-tions – Hairbase 3.0 with HP @ CosmopolitanNEW
HEAD: Genus Project – Classic Face 001
SKIN: Session Skins – Ciara (Tone 05)
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v5.1

BIKINI: Salt & Pepper – Wet 12 Bikini Black Flower ✦ GACHA