[#352] Them Bones

Dust rise right on over my time
Empty fossil of the new scene

Them Bones” –  Alice In Chains  ♫Listen

Skin Fair will be closing in just a few days so I thought I would sneak in at least one more look from the great event in hopes to get you to check it out (if you haven’t already that is.) Also you’ll find in this entry new items from the recently re-opened Men Only Monthly. Let’s get into those details!

I remember when I was really big into wearing my LOGO head a skin creator called “Bold & Beauty” but they had only made items for CATWA heads. As much as I liked them I just couldn’t seem to pull myself away to give it a try. Fast track to some time later and I’m enjoying my CATWA Bento head, Bold & Beauty released the “Keith” skin at the Skin Fair. I liked how it looked in the advertisement so I decided to give it a go. Making sure that I got the appliers for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body, I went with T2 because I thought T1 was too light and T3 was too tan for the type of look I normally wear. It comes included with a Bento shape to make it look the best that it possibly can and I didn’t use a different for this particular look, but in the end I was very happy with how it turned out in combination with the other items I’ll be telling you about.

Men Only Monthly as I mentioned before is back…and back with a vengeance. I managed to find so many great things there that I actually included several of them here in this look. It just goes to show you that it is one of the top events for us fellas out there besides The Men’s Department. It goes to show you that without places like this for us to go, it would be a little more difficult for us to continually find fresh things and new creators as well as products.

Drot has a new hair to offer at M.O.M, which is called “Tobi”. I comes with a demo of a beanie but you are more than welcome to try any that you might think work that are already in your inventory. I personally did not so I used that one and my only disappointment in it is that it was not color change. The hair if you wished to could be one that standalone but it seems a beanie hat tends to make it a little cooler looking and a little more of an edgier look. There are are several color packs for you to choose from or you can get all of them (like I did) for a multitude of choices. I found it hard though that Drot only included hairbases for the standard tattoo layer and TMP head choices and not Omega or Catwa. I do hope they consider doing this in the future to optimize their products look.

The facial hair that I am wearing is a new creation from Diego Wolves (Dodo Rage) of U-Body fame. He’s created the v1 beard which you get a HUD that allows you to choose between three thickness levels as well as either an all black or tintable color choice as well as appliers for CATWA/Omega and also Standard avatars. Knowing that Diego can create items besides great shapes and still have them be as fantastic makes him a truly versatile creator. I look forward to seeing more from him in the future.

Speaking of versatile, Cerebus Xing, makers of items from mechanical tails and sharp talon nails, and various other items have created a clothing release for Men Only Monthly. They have a group of various graphic tanktops available for purchase and I chose to feature the “Necro Jams” version. It comes with a skeleton graphic on it and comes in Black, Gray, and White colors and sizes included in the package are: [SIGNATURE] Gianni and TMP mesh bodies.

Another round of Cosmopolitan is almost in the books and just in time I was able to feature the AGATA “Bob” Pants. It has a choice of 6 different colors (which of course you can get in a FatPack) and is sized to fit the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body only. I chose the Gray/Charcoal color to match the White tanktop that I am wearing.

I’ve got an item from The Men’s Department also in this look in the form of the “LOLITOV” Sneakers from [ VERSOV ]. I really like this brand they seem to always have a great variety of footwear that are usually containing the type of size I need for whatever I am wearing. The pair I have on here are the BLACK+GUM which are kind of reminiscent of old school sneakers with an untied look. Sizes included are Belleza, Maitreya, SLink, and TMP (for the gals) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) along with unrigged versions for Standard avatars.

I thought I would just pass along that [SIGNATURE] has just released update 3.4 of their GIANNI body. You may wonder what the big deal is about this and you know that I’m going to tell you. They have managed to make the hands Bento compatible so for those of you who did not go out and grab the Vista Animations hands, you’ll now be able to use Bento enabled poses without having to worry.

Last thing I’d like to give a brief mention to are my two prop helpers, Skeleton Lamp, and Happy Skeleton. Skeleton Lamp is a product of BackBone which makes all sorts of cool gizmos, props, and such. Happy Skeleton was a great find a few weeks ago during Fifty Linden Friday at CURELESS. I would still buy it if it wasn’t 50 lindens but it made the decision quicker and more painless. Both of these items are well made and worth giving a look or their stores a look. That’s my advice for this installment.

I look forward to bringing you more great items next time, until then you know the drill, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ *Drot* Tobi ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes
FACE⊱ Bold & Beauty .: Homme :. Keith – T2 ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BEARD⊱ WOLVES /// BEARD V1 /// ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.4 **UPDATE**
TATTOODAPPA – Future Tattoo.

TANKTOP⊱ [CX] Necro Jams ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
PANTS⊱ *AGATA* Bob Pants ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] LOLITOV SNEAKERS + BLACK&GUM ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

SKELETONBackBone Skeleton Lamp  – Sparkling Silver
SKELETONCURELESS [+] Skeletal System / BONE


IE – Confidence (3 Mirror / 1)

[#348] All Hell Can’t Stop Us Now

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here?
What better time than now?

Guerilla Radio” –  Rage Against The Machine  ♫Listen

It’s now on to entry #3 in These Conversations Kill’s coverage of Skin Fair. This time not only is there a skin but also some ink for those of you who love using your skin as an art canvas.

I’ll start though with the very top of the body and work my way down, seems like the best way to break things down.

At The Crossroads event there is a new release by hair creator “tram”. You can purchase the G0220 style with three different HUD packs to choose from. I thought this style went best with the look I was going for as it seems to fit the different asian trends I’ve noticed lately. A longer pulled back style with some curls left in the front and a small little tail in the back. I really like it along with the textures and I have a feeling that it may have some use in future works.

This is also the third release from MESANGE from their exclusives for the We ❤ RP event. The “Tikal Eyes” have 15 different options for you and for those of you with Omega enabled eyes a HUD to change them as well as the standard mesh versions. Each eye has different iris/pupil sizes for you to stylize yourself.

Modulus’ “Jae-Sun” skin is the second I’ve featured of the three exclusives from Skin Fair. I chose to stick with the included shape and hairbase for this one because it was the best fit for what I was going for. I also chose to use the full eyebrow/beard combination as well for a little more rugged looking assassin. Gives a bit more of an “edge” if you get my drift.

The trend for tattoos on the grid these days seems to lean towards using different images and kind of mashing them up to create a theme. Personally I’m not sure that I understand it but it does tend to make for some cool looking ink and that’s what I feel Dappa has done here. “The Alchemist” grabbed my attention the moment I saw the advertisement. From the image of the knight on the left pectoral to the King Arthur type theme, it was just something I had to have. Provided in the package are the standard tattoo layers and then HUDS for various body types with fresh and faded opacity levels. It’s a must have tattoo and a high favorite of mine in all of the ones I’ve seen offered lately.

Today is the final day of the February/March round of the Signature Event. I’m happy that I got this in even if it is at the 11th hour of sorts but I had to feature the Gabriel bento enabled gloves. There are two versions for sale but I went with the regular version. As much as the version with the ring on the finger called to me, I thought this was best for the idea I was running with.

I have at least one more item to show you before the current round of Men Only Monthly ends on the 15th to restock for the March/April round that begins on the 20th. [Gild] who was once a part of Gabriel has struck out on their own and is off to a good start with some of the items I’ve seen from their brand so far. I’m wearing the “Soft leather easy pants” in the checkered version. I thought that I would do something different since it’s way too easy to just wear a pair of black leather pants and with this being offered it was a refreshing change of pace. Sizes included in the package are for Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP body style. Sadly there are no standard or fitmesh sizes for this product.

For the backdrop and pose, I’d like to give honorable mention to both MINIMAL and Q-Poses. They helped make this head easier in creating. I picked up the “Illusion Background” from Uber and “The Warrior” pose set was originally available at Cosmopolitan but you can currently pick it up at their main location or at the current round of 2nd Level.

Time for me to get to the next adventure but I hope you like what you’ve seen and head out to these locations for these great items or for items that peak your interests. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ tram G0220 hair / HUD-A ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Tikal ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jae-Sun Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – The Alchemist Tattoo. ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Soft Leather Easy Pants – Checker ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M (Feb/Mar)
SHOES[AK] – Summer Spike – Black

GLOVES⊱ ::GB:: BENT Leather Cuff Glove ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event (Feb/Mar)

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (4) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber


{QP} – The Warrior (Includes Katana Prop)

[#323] ‘Cause Now You’re Walking Out The Door

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But I guess I’m too late
Now I’m empty like this bottle
Like this house is gonna be

Drunk Enough” –  Angels Fall    ♬Listen

Things are starting to finally settle down after the holidays and the turning of the calendar and I have some excellent goods to share with you. Grab a seat and lend an ear because some of your favorite events and equally as great designers are putting their best foot forward.

SwagBag is slowly becoming one of my favorite things that I look forward to at the beginning of the month. Just in case you’ve never heard of it or have little knowledge of it, here’s a crash course on what it is about and how it works. It’s a subscription based product box like you may see out in the real world (Loot Crate, DC Legion of Collectors, etc) and you pay a fee of $1500 to get a box packed with a variety of items ranging from Skins, Clothes, and Furniture to Hair and Poses. Many of the top designers have been participating in this since it’s inception during the month of August 2016. There are theme boxes which have items centering around that chosen theme and some boxes do not have one and are just random items the chosen creator puts in. It’s well worth the money and if you see something from a previous SwagBag, you can go to their Headquarters and purchase it, however, the cost is $3500 as it is considered a past carton. Also if you’ve never bought or received one as a gift…the container it comes in is super cool with effects and everything. You have to take my word for it…super cool.

Okay! I was a bit wordy there and still have to discuss the items I am featuring from the January edition of SwagBag. The “Merk” tattoo from Dappa is like their usual work, random images placed in strategic places over the body but they always seem to keep it interesting. It’s not your average “tattoo book” kind of thing. They are definitely a creator that works outside of the box.

Also from SwagBag is the “Owen” skin from Stray Dog. This particular skin is an applier for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni head only and comes in 3 tones: Pearl, Cotton, and Buttermilk. Also with this skin in the selected tone of your choice you get the option for clean shaven, clean shaven with freckles or a goatee/mustache combination. Having those options are nice and they do also have a browless face applier if you want to use your favorite one.

RIOT has just released a pair of Pajamas that could be used as Yoga pants if you so chose but all I can say is they are comfy. You get quite a few options especially if you chose to get the full pack, which I entirely encourage based on all the options you receive. 24 colors in all but that’s not all, you get all 24 colors in various types. There is a heathered version which makes them more like sweatpants or you can have two different types of plaid, black check and white check. These are essential for those nights if you are on a winter sim to stay warm and comfy. Also fellas there is a version for the ladies as well so if you want your girl to enjoy the same comfort, take her along to pick those up as well!

Last but not least is the “Pavel” hair from Modulus. This is their first release of the year and it can be found at The Crossroads. I would say the style is kind of like a new-age troubadour that is very trendy. It’s combined with the Vinny hairbase which you can also get at The Crossroads. Both of these items come in the same color packs: Monochromes, Browns, Blondes, and Reds and Vibrants (for those who like to keep things interesting and show their wilder side).

I hope I’ve encouraged you to get up and take a look at these items or to simply go check out the Events and Stores and see what else you might find because there is quite a lot I can assure you. Perhaps maybe I’ll even see you out there but until the next time, keep it stylish fellas! On to the credits!

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⊰HAIR⊱ Modulus – Pavel Hair ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
⊰HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – Vinny Hair Base ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
⊰HEAD⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Head – v1.1
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – London Eyes / BEAUTY PACK
⊰FACE⊱  Stray Dog – OWEN – PEARL ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Jan)
⊰BODY⊱ [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
⊰TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – Merk Tattoo. ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ SwagBag (Jan)

⊰PANTS⊱ RIOT / Eli Chill Pants ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
⊰SOCKS⊱ [HoR] Fashion Socks – Blacks ≠ @ Marketplace

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RK Poses. Juno (1)

[#221] And I Deserve To Be Alone

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And don’t you know the hate that’s on my heart is from your hands
When you let it go
I guess it’s all in the way you suffer for my love
You better let it go

Before it gets the best of you
And who wins
When we both lose a lot

I loved you…
at least so I thought…

SectionHeaders_TLv2HAIR⊱ Modulus – Rasmus Hair – FatPack //NEW◇ @ Sir Monthly
HEADNO!Project MeshHead ADES 1.5.1
FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Andre T2 //NEW◇ @ TMD
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1
TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – Purge Tattoo. //NEW◇ @ GEN-Neutral

SHIRT*!*ADAM – Shirt – 2g
BOXERSJFA – Boxer – Gray
SOCKS[VALE KOER] THERMAL SOCKS – DIAMOND ADDON

POSEdouble take: Sitting Handsome (Hello Handsome)

SectionHeaders_TIv2Shadows” – ParabelleGo To Media

[#129] Jai Guru Deva OM

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“Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box
They tumble blindly as they make their way across the universe”

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SKIN: Clef de Peau:Taylor T2 {@M.O.M} +NEW+
EYES: IKON Odyssey Eyes – Starfall {@TMD} +NEW+
EARS: AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
FEET: SLink AvEnhance Feet Male Flat v2
EYEBROWS: Clef de Peau – Eyebrows 7
HAIR: Wolf[Fram] Silk Job Hair Black Pack {@M.O.M} +NEW+
FACIAL HAIR: Clef de Peau – Beard 4 Black {@M.O.M} +NEW+
TATTOO: DAPPA – Nebula Tattoo. {@IDK} +NEW+

PANTS: Modulus – Coda Sweatpants (Purple) {@M.O.M} +NEW+
SOCKS: [VALE KOER] THERMAL SOCKS PLAIN {@M.O.M} +NEW+

POSE: Bounce This Poses – Jump (5m)

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Across The Universe” – The Beatles {Listen/View}

Your Scream Is Burning Through My Veins [#84]

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“Driving me under
leaving me out there…”

{The Look}

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Chad:T2 Regular Skin
EYES: IKON Hope Eyes – Sky
EARS: [MANDALA] -Omimi- Stretched Ears Plug (Hole Size 1)
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male – Relax
BEARD: – EG – Facial Hair Chops Spiked Strap {Marketplace}
BEARD: Unorthodox Tuff Clean Beard
HAIR: MINA – Knut – Black *COMING SOON TO MAINSTORE*
TATTOO: DAPPA – Dynasty Tattoo. *NEW* {@Fashion Fair 2015}

SHOULDER SHIRT: INVICTUS – Shirtless / Tshirt  Simple Black
JEANS: ::LikeA:: DOUBLE WAIST DENIM  DW603
SHOES: [BLK2.0] ZANOCCI White Python *NEW* {@TMD}

POSE: Vestige Poses – Dangerous VI (30) *COMING SOON*

{The Influence}

Sooner Or Later” – Breaking Benjamin {Listen/View}