[#416] Not Meant For Me

The jury is coming
coming to tear me apart
all this bitching and moaning
Come on, it’s on!

Not Meant For Me” – Jonathan DavisListen

This my first Halloween inspired scene for 2017 and I feel like I’m starting off strong. This is intended to be a two part post in which the second will come within the next week as a collaboration with some fellow blogger friends of mine. I’m not going to give away all the details because I want to garner some interest for readers to come back to take a look.

Ever since I was younger I had a fascination with vampires and their myths. From television shows such as Dark Shadows and Moonlight to films like Salem’s Lot, The Lost Boys, and 30 Days Of Night as well as classic novels by Bram Stoker and Anne Rice featuring titillating characters of the undead variety. I have always been drawn to the stories of their struggle and romanticism behind them. A lot of people love these pop culture icons that have withstood the test of time itself.

This particular photo session was inspired by “The Queen of The Damned” film starring Stuart Townsend and the late Aaliyah. I was fortunate enough that the LeLutka Andrea bento head comes with a pair of fangs to help me complete my look.

The scene was shot on location at a friend’s Haunted House which will be opening soon but is not yet completed which is why at this time I won’t be providing a taxi as it is not yet open to the public. When it does become available I will give you an update in a future entry.

Brands contributing review copies for this post include Go&See with the “Robin” shape and “Christian” skin (which I have shown in previous posts) as well as MESANGE with their “Arden Eyes” that I’ve also displayed in previous entries.

This particular post has a heavy presence from the Hipster Men’s Event and also The Men’s Department. Upcoming coverage is going to include the new round of Men Only Monthly as well as Shiny Shabby and The Epiphany. I intend to visit some others as well that I hope to utilize products from.

I hope you enjoyed joining me in this adventure and I will be back again soon with another installment. Below are the styling credits with transportation to the stores and events all products can be found at.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ No. GABY ♯ No Longer Available
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Arden Eyes @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
FACEGo&See * Christian *
BODYBelleza – Jake
SHAPE⊱ Go&See * Robin * Lelutka Bento @ M.O.MNEW

This is the first shape created for the LeLutka Andrea head by Go&See. While I am wearing their “Christian” skin, I’ve found that several other Go&See skins work just as well with it and I am sure with other experimenting other brands could work as well. It also comes with a brow shaper and style card for those who want to nab the look out of the box.

SHIRT⊱ etham – Saul Henley @ TMDNEW

For casual clothing lovers, etham is one of those who always knows what products to create for long term wear. As a personal preference, I like long sleeved shirts that do not have collars and this Henley shirt is just the thing. I picked up the Fatpack because the price of it alone is well worth making use of the dozen colors you can change via the included HUD. You can also change the button colors as well for extra functionality.

Compatible with: Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, SLink, Standard, and TMP male mesh bodies.

JEANS⊱ BlankLine – StandardJeans @ TMDNEW
SHOES⊱ SEMLLER – SLIP ON @ TMDNEW


<K&S> Fearless. Bento Poses 3 (2) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

For the second straight month, K&S has released another “Fearless” 3 pose set at Hipster Men’s Event. I’m not sure how long it will continue but I’ve been enjoying these so I do hope that they continue to so I can continue to feature them in my scenes.

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[#415] This Is My Fight Song

And I don’t really if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of life left in me

Fight Song” – Rachel PlattenListen

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and just even doing some basic research you find out some staggering statistics. As of yet there is no cure for the different types that ail women all over the world every day. Disease never takes a day off that is why there are many organizations working endlessly to help find a way to prevent this from taking yet another life.

Daughters, Sisters, Mothers, Grandmothers and friends could be at risk which it is why it is so important to spread the word. If you know someone who hasn’t had a screening in a while to check with their physician. Also if anyone reading this has ever found anything suspicious do not wait to see someone because any chance of detecting early could be difference between life and death.

Another fact that might surprise you is that women are not the only ones susceptible to having breast cancer. Yes, males themselves have a possibility of developing a type of the disease in their cells as well. It’s not as common and less talked about but it is still possible. I applaud the efforts of organizations such as Susan G. Komen and global sports organizations such as the National Football League and World Wrestling Entertainment for taking part in helping with education and awareness in the fight.

With each post I write a little bit about what blog sponsors (which I personally am not a fan of that term) are being featured and it is something I started doing recently and will continue to do because they’ve worked hard to create the products that I’ve been given to review and let you all know about.

In fact this post wouldn’t have come to light (or had less of a chance of me doing it) without the pose and prop that I’ve been given to review by Image Essentials. Their “Survivor” pose consists of 5 different poses with pink ribbon prop. Each one has a mirror pose as well so you can pick which side you prefer to photograph. It is currently at the TWE12VE event which you can find the transportation to down in the full credits.

Also being reviewed are a set of eyes from MESANGE from the Hipster Men’s Event (an event that I am very fond of) which recently started this past week. One of the things I like about having a designer benefactor that creates eyes is that you can change your eye color to something different and not have the same eyes twice unless you wanted to.

This particular adventure is one that is more on the personal side, if you’ve had someone in your family that has been diagnosed and have fought cancer head on win or lose then you know what it is like.

My intentions in creating this is to help encourage everyone to learn more and also to participate anyway you possibly can no matter how little it is. Also it is my hope that one day in my lifetime I will hear that a cure has been found not just for breast cancer but for as many or all types out there in the world.

Thank you for taking a look today and I am going to leave you with the credits and one last thing. The name of this site is These Conversations Kill and many you might have in your lifetime may in fact hurt deeply but I do hope that this particular entry will indeed help save a life.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR[Deadwool] Slicked Back Hair
HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Arden Eyes @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

This collection contains 15 colors with a stunning design which is changeable via HUD. It also includes mesh eyeballs for anyone who does not use provided mesh head eyes or they do not come with them. There are also 4 sizes of pupil to be chosen for your best look.

Compatible with Omega (Catwa, LeLutka, etc…)

FACEStray Dog – Cody 02
BODYBelleza – Jake

JEANS⊱ BlankLine – StandardJeans @ TMDNEW

Now that BlankLine has been releasing items that work with Belleza bodies I’ve been really enjoying the releases they have had at TMD. Though I have to warn anyone who might be interested in this jeans, they are lower in the back allowing for a little bit of a plumber’s view if you catch my drift. I certainly will wear a shirt when wearing them out in public because nobody wants to see my derriere. 4 different denims to choose from and belt also color changes via HUD as well.

Compatible with: Belleza, Signature, and TMP mesh bodies.

SHOES⊱ SEMLLER – SLIP ON @ TMDNEW


IE – Survivor (b) (1) @ TWE12VE ♯ NEW

I think I said all that I could have said about this product in the earlier part of this entry but it certainly bares repeating. There are 5 different poses (each with mirrors) that have a pink ribbon prop. Keep in mind that yes this pose set is for ladies but I found a way to make it work for me with the pose that I used. Those of you reading and know of anyone interested in this pose grab the taxi and take them along to give it a closer look.

[#408] Written In The Stars

Oh written in the stars
a million miles away
A message to the main…

Written In The Stars” – Tinie Tempah (Feat. Eric Turner)Listen

A few days ago one of the most anticipated male mesh releases hit the ground running. I’m talking about the “ANDREA” bento mesh head by LeLutka. Now I know that a lot of people are familiar with the name from their many different female heads over time but now us fellas have one of our own and I picked one up to see if the hype was worth all the waiting.

I’ll be getting to that in just a moment.

Upon it’s release, Andreas already had three different skins to choose from within the LeLutka store. Two of which were from Tableau Vivant and another from Clef de Peau. It did not take long for other major skin creators to follow suit with 3 different skins from Stray Dog and just recently 4 from Modulus’ “M-Bare” division. So for those of you who are uncertain about taking a look into it for lack of choices, I’m afraid that argument won’t hold water.

I’ll talk a little more about this product below in the credits.

Featured sponsors in this post include Avi-Glam which has a new eye release currently at Shiny Shabby as well as Image Essentials which has a new hand gesture that is a main store new release item. Also included are CULT and Pacagaia (which are new brands to me) as well as another hair from the Stealthic brand.

While I was coming up with my outfit I was also scouring around social media for a place to set the scene because I wasn’t feeling up to using one of the backdrops I have other plans for. This lead me to the Mother Road / Route 66 sim. This gorgeous stretch of roadway has various different things on both sides to explore and capture a moment in. You can find a taxi down below in the credits to go check it out for yourself.

It’s about that time that I leave you to check out the credits and my little notes/ramblings about the items and hope that they might help you give consideration to any of the items featured here within. Please also consider getting demo’s for the items so that you won’t be out of any money should they not work for you as you intend. Thank you for coming along with me on this little adventure and I’ll catch you all next time out.

HAIRStealthic – Hysteria

This side swept hair comes with a styling HUD to give you several different options as to how nice or messy your hair appears. It also has several color packs to choose from as well so that you can match just about any eyebrow/beard color combination you could think of and have it to your liking.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea ♯ NEW

I really feel like I cannot say enough good things about this product. I always was a bit jealous of the gals after seeing the HUDs these heads come with and the amount of interaction and features that are jammed into them. Right out of the box you get animations (expressions and moods) some which are static and some that are looped. As well as options for having braces and fangs (if you happen to be a role-player that has a demon or vampire character). I’m not sure I could even remember everything that the included HUD has because there’s so much. It does come pre-loaded with 10 skin tones by Tableau Vivant themselves who also now have Belleza body appliers for sale right inside the LeLutka store. The bento male head game has just elevated and the stakes are becoming higher which only us fellas can benefit from!

I also have to note that the head is Omega compatible but you must purchase the LeLutka Omega Installer from LoveNLust for any Omega compatible eye or skin appliers to work properly.

EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW

Sometimes people choose to have different eye colors for different moods or just decide that they want a change of pace. Avi-Glam likely has at least one iris color from their Charm Eyes release that is sure to capture their attention. 30 different colors available with included HUDs for CATWA, OMEGA (which I used with the included LeLutka eyes from the Andrea package) and for the mesh eyeballs that are included. You can also choose the size of pupil (small, medium, or large) as well as which eye you would like to color for those who might want to mix and match (as it is getting closer to Halloween).

FACE⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrea 003 @ LeLutkaNEW

This handsome gentleman is going to take the world by storm. This new applier has features in and of itself from several color eyebrow options (no brows is one also) and also freckles, warpaint, and guyliner for the goth or rocker crowd. I’m highly impressed with the initial work from Tableau Vivant for the LeLutka bento head as I feel they must have taken a lot of time and effort to get this first release just right.

BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT⊱ BlankLIne V-NeckT [Gray] @ TMDNEW

Who could forget my massive shopping trip to The Men’s Department this month. I have to confess this was not one of my initial purchases in my first trip there but I did find it appealing and went back for it once I knew I had something that would match up with it well. This shirt comes in sizes for Belleza, Signature, and TMP male bodies.

SHORTS⊱ :PC: Tulio Shorts ♯ Marketplace

I came across these shorts while browsing Flickr and I knew a little of the brand but not much else. The ad led me to the item on the marketplace which I then thought I’d like to use for the scene you saw above. Sizes available for this product consist of Adam, Aesthetic (two versions), Belleza, Signature, SLink Physique, and TMP male bodies. An included HUD gives you the ability to change the denim color, the belt color, and the color of the boxers.

BOOTS⊱ : CULT : Hipster Male Boot @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Personally I do not know a lot about this brand but after finding these boots and seeing some advertisements for other items that are also in other mainstream events going on right now, this is one to keep an eye on. I really like the look to these boots, they have the feel of combat boots with a little something extra. There is are 4 different shoe and sole colors to choose from which can be changed via the included HUD for many different combinations. Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, and SLink Physique male body owners will be able to easily wear these.

Photo Taken @ Mother Road / Route 66


IE – Counting Hands HUD ♯ NEW

If you’ve ever wanted to have your avatar pose with your hands counting down to something or just to signify a number then you’ll want to check out the Image Essentials “Counting Hands” HUD. This product will only effect the hands so you’ll have to use it with another pose of your choosing; the poses will also only work as long as you have the HUD attached for they will reset back to whatever they were defaulted to if the HUD is removed.

[#385] It’s A Sign Of The Times

We never learn, we’ve been here before
Why are we always stuck and running from
The bullets, the bullets?

Sign Of The Times” –  Harry Styles  ♫Listen

After a successful shopping excursion to Shiny Shabby and The Men’s Department, I pulled some other items from my closet to put together a look to go with the one of the items from Modulus’ blogger pack from Hair Fair 2017. If you haven’t been to the fair yet and are able to easily get in, you’ll find there are a modest amount of male hair styles but not nearly the same amount as the gals. With that said, you’ll still find something to bring home with you in your shopping bag to wow those around you and without any further interruption here’s the credits for this entry.


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Brendan Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hair Fair ’17
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Jai Hair Base ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Hair Fair ’17

As I previously mentioned, these items came as a part of a blogger pack straight from Modulus. Though to be honest even if I wasn’t a blogger and saw this at Hair Fair, I would have bought it for the simple fact it is a hairstyle I like and have worn before by other designers. It fits Catwa heads pretty well so that is a plus but I haven’t tried it on anything else. Good news is that it is re-sizeable so for those of you that do not have or are currently using a Catwa brand mesh head it should still fit for you.

HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento) ♯ ☆NEW

Catwa Clip is at it again! After the release of the “Stanley” mesh head last month at the ULTRA event, she’s bolstered her male bento head collection with a new face. “Shaheen” is a little more subtle with his features compared to the previous release and fits somewhere in the middle between it and the first release, “Daniel”. I like that it isn’t as rugged but still has great masculine appeal for those who are not high on rock hard jawlines. You can get this at the CATWA main location right now!

FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – LEWIS – TONE 02 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Having a new mesh head made me think that I should make my next entry with a new skin to go along with it and I did not have to wait long. The newest round of The Men’s Department features several new skins but this go round I decided to start out with one of my new favorites and the latest release by Stray Dog. “Lewis” is definitely one of those charming fellas that has an intelligent yet sexy look to him. As with most releases from Stray Dog, it is a Catwa applier and is packaged with a shape and brow base but you can always use an alternative of your choice.

BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

SWEATERBlankLine – Long-Sleeved SweatShirts

This item is one that I had originally purchased at one of the rounds of the Signature Event but did not get to during it’s initial run but I do like to try to give things that are still relatively recent an opportunity to fit a look that I’m putting together and the opportunity came for this sweater. It’s one of those that you could wear on a cool day or evening at the beach and wouldn’t just limit you to wearing it in the winter time. I like how the left arm is pushed just up to the forearm while on the right side it hangs a bit baggy at the wrists. I am wearing this for the Signature body but the package also includes sizes for Classic Avatars (Fitmesh) and also TMP mesh bodies.

JEANSnot so bad . KEANU Jeans – Dirty

Another item that managed to slip into my closet and get lost when it was released at TMD in a previous round. I like that these aren’t your typical rolled up cuff jeans or skinny jeans. They have a little bit of bagginess without looking like you’ve filled your pants as it were and they come down to about the calf in length which gives you the option to wear low or hi-tops or even boots that are ankle length. They’ve got standard sizes for classic avi’s and sizes for Belleza Jake, SLink Physique, as well as Signature Gianni (which is what I am wearing) and TMP.

SHOES⊱ -NOeditiON- Lace Pumps (White) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby

Finally there is an item from NOeditiON that I know will work well for mesh bodies because there are several fits for this classic low-top sneaker. Several colors to choose from (unless you pick up the FATPACK as I did) with a light mesh side panel which has a little bit of transparency. It does also have a version for the gals which has a bit of a floral pattern in the side panel. I really like this shoe and with it actually having sizes for Signature Gianni and SLink Physique for the guys as well as Maitreya and SLink for the gals.

Photo Taken @ Amazing

IE – Mellow v2 (9) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Square 1

Square 1 is one of those events that is newer on the scene and I’m still getting acquainted with it but I did receive a blogger pack from Image Essentials containing the “Mellow” V1 and V2 pose sets. Each set has 10 poses included (5 regular and 5 mirrored). They are great for any kind of scene where whoever is posing is in a seated position. These poses are bento so depending on the size of your avatar frame you may need to do some adjusting to ensure that it looks the way it is supposed to.

I hope you enjoyed this post which in a way is basically a post 4th of July setting with my outfit consisting of red, white, and blue items. I will be back again soon with more items from Hair Fair 2017 and a look at a few things from the Summerfest ’17 event. I encourage you to take a trip to the stores an events featured in this post and also to grab demos so that you are not left with buyer’s regret as it sometimes happens to the best of us. Be well until we return with a new look and as always, stay stylish fellas!

[#360] They Said It Gets Easier But They Lied

Really, I’m so thankful for the people I meet,
the places I’ve seen but when she’s not here
It doesn’t feel like I’m living my dream

Miles Away” –  Memphis May Fire (feat. Kellin Quinn)  ♫Listen

After taking a small break for myself, I am back with a bunch of new things that I am truly excited about and to share with you. From this look you’ll find items from the recently open Spring round of The Season’s Story, more goods from The Men’s Department and also a look at one of my favorite items from Shoetopia.

Let’s start with the “Jake” skin from Modulus that is out now at The Seasons Story. I really like this skin as it really coincides with what I look for in a look for my avi. It comes with the options you’ve come to know from Modulus’ “M BARE” line of skins. Shapes for the brows and body are also included. The product is worth going to check out and I’m utilizing the cream tone but if you are looking for something else they have other tones that might suit you better.

Many people including myself love the [Deadwool] brand and that truly may be an understatement. I’ve been a follower of this brand since their very beginnings and they seem to continue to produce products that are truly amazing and well crafted. Their most recent release at the Shoetopia event is no exception. “Chase” is a low top style sneaker that comes in various colors but if you get the full pack you get extra bits in the HUD that comes with it. There are also built in socks which you can change as well, or remove them and go without. I’m a sucker for shoes like this and I know that these will definitely get plenty of use even if they don’t appear here on this site.

I’m also wearing the {Cold-Ash} “Tyler” tank top from The Men’s Department that uses the classic color HUD. I really love how this fits, which I am wearing it for the Gianni body. It goes great with the BlankLine “CargoPants” that were from the past version of the SIGNATURE event. “Tyler” has an option for a thinner waist if you choose to make it more fitting to your body. I like things to be a little looser so I went with the wider waisted version.

The second release of three to come from MESANGE at the We Love RP event is called the “Taomina Eyes”. These eyes are stunning as are all releases you can find from the brand. 15 different colors to choose from with a HUD that includes Omega enabled appliers. These eyes are not just for role-play enthusiasts. They can be used for everyday which is another thing I like about the majority of the releases MESANGE put out.

The bag you see me holding is the {Q-Essentials} Messenger Bag; while there is no set release date for this item, I was granted the privilege of being able to showcase it here for you guys. When it is released, I will inform you in a future entry as I link back to this post so that you can grab it when the time comes. I really like this bag and it’s made well and there will be more colors to choose from when it has a proper release.

I have to give a special mention to [Bad Unicorn] for their excellent backdrops. For this entry I went back from one of their earlier releases the “Hype-Beast” set and am using the RARE from this gacha machine. It fit the idea I had in my head so I’m very glad that I was able to make use of this.

Also be sure to check out Exile, they have a new build at their main location as well as a gift for both the gals and the fellas. They have new hair textures for their products so I think that is well worth checking it out.

Now that you are better informed about what you see in this entry, I leave you with the transportation to get to these stores and events so you can see everything they have to offer. I’ll catch you again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRExile: Alone Together – Naturals
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Taomina ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jake Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Seasons Story (Spring)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ {COLD-ASH} TYLER Tank Top (CLASSIC PACK) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTSBlankLine CargoPants [Paint]
SHOES⊱ [Deadwool] Chase sneakers ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shoetopia

BAG⊱ {Q-Essentials} Commuter Bag – Black (Coming Soon)

BACKDROP[Bad Unicorn] 01 Hype-Beast Backdrop RARE

Gacha Item


*CN* Pose 1711 (5a)

[#315] This Is My December

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This is my time of the year
this is my December
This is all so clear

sectionheaders_tlv5HAIRlock&tuft – cy variety
HEAD[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.1
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes (Aqua)
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Tobias T2 (SIGNATURE) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKETBlankLine Military Jacket [Charcoal Gray]
PANTSBlankLine Tapered pants [Black]
SHOES[ VERSOV ] BLITZOV Sneakers SUEDE – GREY

sectionheaders_tpv5RK Poses. – Juno (6)

sectionheaders_tiv5My December” –  Linkin Park     ♬Listen