[#621] Porn Star Dancing

 

She wraps those hands around that pole
She licks those lips and off we go
She takes it off nice and slow
Cuz that’s porn star dancin’

My Darkest Days (feat. Ludacris, Chad Kroeger and Zakk Wylde), ♫Porn Star Dancing♫

 

It’s been a few since I last did a post (5 days to be exact) but I’ve been taking time to think about a lot of things; this blog being one of them. I think that if I’m going to continue to do things here that I’m going to need to change some of the ways I do them, which is what I’ve taken a small break to figure out. At the top of the list I’ve been going through the list of partnerships that I have and I know that some of them will be trimmed because right now I’m just not at the right place to give everyone the attention they deserve and or they just do not fit my plan going forward.

There are also some things that I’ve made a commitment to events wise but I do not want to be someone who says they will do something and then doesn’t. I will make good on this and finish out the remaining things that I’ve signed up for but after that it will depend on where I am at before I make any further plans or apply for things.

With that off of my chest, today’s entry is another group shot between myself, Brenna, Lucky and Stef with most of us potentially blogging our versions of the scene. At the time of writing this Stef has posted her view of the scene which came out really nicely (in fact I feel it’s the best so far) and I’m sure Lucky’s will come soon as well. I’m not 100% sure that Brenna did anything with this shoot but I’ve linked everyone’s websites so you can click on their names to check out what they all have going.

The soundtrack to this blog was one that I wanted to cover for a while (consider it a bucket list item for blogging) although I’m going to admit that I’m not very confident with how my version turned out. The scene as it was in front of me was much better in person than I feel it came out in finality but I’m probably more critical of myself than anyone.

I’m going to leave it at that for now but definitely check out the links to everyone’s sites and even look them up on Flickr and follow them (as well as fave their great work).

 

But I know a place where there’s always a show
The dollar decides how far you can go

 

POSE: WRONG – Bento Sit Static Poses – 56 (W56-3)

BACKDROP: Anxiety – Puddin

HAIR: Modulus – Troy Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Bruno (Tone 01) @ equal10NEW

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt
PANTS: Deadwool – Tweed Trousers (Anthracite)

 

[#614] Happy

 

We’re so happy and everything is perfect.
The weather’s just so splendid.
Aren’t you just as happy as I am?

Stories Untold, ♫Happy♫

Music ties into a lot of things in my life as many of the artists and songs are as much of a soundtrack to it as they are to the blog posts I create here. Sometimes I discover new musicians through YouTube just by looking up the videos for songs that I already know as the algorithm suggests them as they are similar.

I’m not sure what I was looking for when I discovered the band Stories Untold but I decided to listen to their song “Happy” on a whim; I do not regret it for even a second and it’s this photo that is inspired by the song’s video so the idea is not necessarily mine but it is enough of a difference with the tools I have to work with in SL.

Before I get too far into my thoughts, the thing that drew me to this song is that I can empathize with it as do many people most likely. Sometimes feelings get overwhelming and can show up for a day or so or wind up becoming a cluster until it finally subsides and what is considered to be “feeling normal” or “like yourself” happens. After I heard this tune I realized that the songwriter totally gets it, totally understands that it’s not as easy as it seems to talk about things.

It could be hypocritical that at times I’ve expressed that talking to people when you feel a certain way can help but following your own advice is not as easy.

Blogging definitely helps in a way because I can sometimes just let some of it escape and there is a bit of relief from it which is one of the reasons why I still do it and to a degree still enjoy doing it as well. Giving myself an opportunity to create with the skills that I do have and I’m always trying to learn something new all the time, I guess it acts as a bit of a poor man’s therapy session.

In a related an unrelated note, the band I’ve put a bit of a spotlight on in this blog is playing their very last show in a few days which is a bit sad as well as after only two albums which both are really good (which is of course my opinion but I feel that fans of theirs agree). Things come into your life when they need to or you discover them at a time of need and I’m honestly grateful for it.

Now to focus on my look for this blog, which is mostly a mix of old and new Deadwool items with an added touch of a paper bag over my head much like “Bad Bag Bob” as he is known in the video. I did a look around the marketplace for paper bags worn on the head and the one I am wearing by Diabology was the closest I could find to the video. I probably could have just as easily just found a plan bag and just did a little post processing magic on it to make it look true to it but using creative license prevailed in the long run.

As I mentioned at the beginning of the first paragraph, my look is a mix of both old and new Deadwool and those that visit this blog on any kind of basis will know that I don’t talk about older items and that I feature new things such as the “Suede Jacket” that is currently a part of the equal10 lineup for about another week or so. The detail of the jacket is fantastic and the options for it knock it out of the park as far as things go, there is one slight thing that I would have done differently.

One thing that bothers me sometimes about clothes is that this jacket is structured with the arms stuck in a solitary position so if you wanted to use a specific pose it would not be very effect because it wouldn’t show any arm movement. Don’t let this deter you from potentially shopping for this item because aside from photography purposes, it’s definitely excellent fashion that deserves a spot in your wardrobe.

Deadwool – Suede Jacket

  • Original mesh
  • 10 different choices
  • FATPACK option available
  • Bonus content within FATPACK
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt and Gianni) as well as SLink Physique mesh bodies.
  • Currently exclusive to the Equal10 event until 04/05/19

Right now I am in between events and things so I will be putting together some looks with some of my brand partners to help with getting back on track after taking a couple days to just veg out and relax once Skin Fair ended. That was a really fun opportunity but also one I devoted lots of time and energy to thus requiring a little bit of extra down time.

This weekend will also be what I consider my official blogiversary as my first solo post ever which was under the banner of the former title of this blog was made in 2014. Five years is something I consider to be a long time especially when it comes to devoting myself to it as a serious thing (not just like a time passer or hobby which is also fun too).

I went from taking pics of me and everyone around me at the time (some of which are no longer around for whatever the reason may be). Most of my photography now is blog related and probably at some point I will scale back with the brands or events I blog for so I can take more photos that aren’t specifically for anything other than enjoyment. I am not at that point yet but the reality is that all things do eventually come to a stopping point.

Will it be another 5 years? That’s not something I can honestly even say because the platform I’m working with may or may not be here but truth is that the logic in it was the same back when I started so I am just taking things a step at a time and making sure that I don’t let it become a chore (as if that becomes the reality then it is time for me to move on).

I’d say possibly check back sometime this weekend to see if I’ve done a special post but I don’t want to make any promises that I cannot keep. Until then I hope you’ve been entertained and see you all again soon!

 

If I say I’m happy maybe one day you’ll see,
I hope maybe you’ll be, one day, happy

 

PAPERBAG: Diabology – Paper Bag – Happy
TANKTOP: Deadwool – Suede @ equal10 ✦ NEW
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Revenge)

 

[#605] I Wanna Be Sedated

 

Twenty-twenty-twenty four hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothin’ to do and nowhere to go
I wanna be sedated

The Ramones, ♫I Wanna Be Sedated♫

 

It is that time again guys and gals for makeovers galore all in part to Skin Fair 2019! A cornucopia of new mesh heads, skins, make-ups, shapes, tattoos and accessories galore all so that you can upgrade your existing look or completely give yourself a new one. Some of us would love for that to be as easy in the real world but it doesn’t work that way unfortunately which is why it is so much fun to be able to do it virtually through the Second Life platform.

Batten down the hatches and bare with me as this post is very information heavy with quite a few pictures . This is my second post for the event (the first was pre-opening) so I have visual maps of the layout for all of you to click on and get an idea where you want to go before you even land. Just keep in mind that the first day or so will be pretty traffic heavy so if you don’t get in right this minute these items will not be going anywhere.

The event lasts until the 24th of March which gives everyone plenty of time to do their thing.

Vendetta is participating in this years fair and I am familiar with them for some of their releases from The Men Jail as well as Hipster Men’s Event. “Adrian” is one of three exclusives and has been created for LeLutka branded heads (Andrea and Guy respectively). The tones as you will see in the chart that I am going to post below are more golden in nature (think various tans). The face is mature yet still youthful and can be given a beard treatment to look a bit older if desired.

A shape is included in the package but if you are first giving this brand a try, the body skins are sold separately at their in-world location which I will also provide a taxi for you in the style portion of the blog; if you are curious as to which tone that I am wearing I can tell you that I have on Tone 4.

Vendetta – Adrian Skin

  • Created for LeLutka brand heads
  • Shape included
  • 3 tones to choose from (04-05-06)
  • Body appliers sold separately
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

For someone who has an affinity for body ink, Skin Fair is going to be a treasure trove for me with many designers releasing tattoos as part of their exclusives or if they are only tat creators then all of their exclusives will be body modifications. Carol G., one of the fair’s proud sponsors has released this nifty (yes I’m old school so I can say stuff like that) tattoo called “Insight”.

It comes in two versions (Black+White and Color) with 4 different pigments (Dark to Light). Looking at this tattoo closely you’ll be able to make out some familiar icons from pop culture fame (Hint: look on the back!)  This is my first go round with Carol G. even though I am familiar with the name through various events but that is one of the great things about being a blogger for an event is that you can sample stores you may not have considered before.

I’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on the releases from this store, highly impressed with this tattoo for sure. This is one I’d recommend so now you know!

Carol G. – Insight Tattoo

  • Applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega, Signature, SLink and TMP mesh bodies
  • Two versions (Black+White and Color / Sold separately)
  • 4 different pigments in HUD (Dark to light)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

As promised, here are the Skin Fair 2019 sim maps so you can begin to plan your mad shopping sprees. Enjoy everything that Skin Fair has to offer and be sure to come back as well to see what I’ll be featuring next from the event!

Transitioning from Skin Fair to another event just opening today is The Men Jail, where I am wearing a hair from L&E called “Helton” in Black (Blonde and Brown packs are also available). Style wise I would say it reminds me a bit of a modern mohawk and that prompted me to go the punk rock route with my soundtrack choice for this blog (in start contrast to last blogs dabble into Country).

The Ramones were pioneers of the punk rock scene and have inspired many artists that have come after them and newer artists are being influenced by their music as I write this. To find a hair that reflects this type of music is something I feel is important to the overall theme of the blog entry.

Now that you are aware (which you probably already were anyway) that there are new events open (Collabor88 has also opened today as well but I don’t have anything to blog from that but it is a point of interest) there’s no excuse to why you can’t start off your weekend with a little retail therapy and become a brand new you or find a new outfit or accessories.

On that note I am going to turn you over to the much anticipated stylings of this blog entry and take a bit of a breath and gear up for the next exciting entry for me as I navigate through the wonders of Skin Fair and other events/items within my grasp. I can already assure you in the posts to come there will be some different things from me.

See you around the corner everyone!

 

I can’t control my fingers
I can’t control my toes
Oh no no no no no

 

POSE: WRONG – Static Male Poses – 24

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Recesss Time – 2012 ✦ Gacha

HAIR: L&E – Helton (Blacks) @ The Men JailNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Vendetta – Adrian Skin (Tone 4) @ Skin FairNEW
TATTOO: Carol G. – Insight Tattoo @ Skin FairNEW

JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)

 

[#604] It’z Just What We Do

 

Hey, we might look a little crazy tonight, hey baby that’s alright,
It’s our backwoods, boondock roots, it’s just what we do.
It’s just what we do.

Florida Georgia Line, ♫It’z Just What We Do♫

 

It’s the anniversary month for me as a blogger and there’s a lot going on for March so I am going to try and keep it rolling as best as I can to make sure I cover a lot of great things from events like Skin Fair, The Men Jail and The Men’s Department to stores like Cold-Ash and Native Urban. The energy I am riding on right now is great and I decided to visit Whimberly to see if I could find a spot for a photo.

I thought it would be fun to kick back and have a few cold ones to celebrate some of the milestones that I’ve accomplished lately as well as the aforementioned anniversary of blogging on my own (most won’t remember that I started blogging as part of a team for a site before I branched out).

The Men Jail opens up for a new round tomorrow and I have utilized a few items that I thought were fun. Since I already crossed off Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses At Night” I needed a different tune so with a scene that screams country I decided to go with one of my faves of the genre, Florida Georgia Line. I’ll be the first to say that Country is not my first choice when it comes to music but there are some really good artists and songs that are within the genre.

The sunglasses I have on are from a new designer/store that I have not heard of before named Ultraman Creations. The “Emperor Glasses” are pretty stylish and my favorite part about them is that they flip up revealing regular lenses. Reminds me a lot of the character of Dwayne Wayne played by Kadeem Hardison on “A Different World” though the style is a little different they still have the flip up action in common. The included HUD gives you the option to choose from 3 metals on the intricate part of the frame and 4 on the outside lenses. There is also a special section for the outside lenses where there are graphics like hearts and x’s as well as “Bad Boy”.

All in all these are a pretty fun pair of shades and it is not something you see a lot on the grid. I applaud the effort of Ultraman Creations and look forward to seeing what other types of products the release in the future and when someone asks about them, I can say I was one of the first to feature them on These Conversations Kill.

The other item I have from TMJ is the “X. Beer Bucket” by X. Store (another new store that I’m just getting acquainted with). While the main function of the bucket is to be worn by the owner (from which beverages can be dispensed to anyone who clicks it), I’ve chosen to use it in a different capacity as a decor function. It also comes with a bottle of brew that has a hand hold animation when worn.

Pretty soon the weather will get nicer and there will be in-world barbecues and this will definitely come in handy for the brew consumers in your circle or family. Give it a closer look when The Men Jail opens tomorrow along with many other offerings this round.

Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses

  • Original Mesh
  • Texture HUD included
  • 3 metals for frames
  • 4 colors for outside lenses
  • 9 special graphics for outside lenses
  • Resizable through HUD
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

X. Store – X. Beer Bucket

  • Original mesh
  • Wearable beer bucket has built in pose with beverage giving
  • Wearable bottle of beer with built in hold animation
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail until 03/28/19

I have a new jacket to wear courtesy of Cold-Ash by way of The Men’s Department. Much like the last release the “Ryan Bomber Jacket” comes with an option for a hooded sweatshirt or a regular shirt; considering I wore the hoodie version with the last release even though I love them I have to at least be fair.

With the FATPACK there is 9 different jacket colors with 11 different hoodie colors and 10 shirt colors which makes matching it up with the rest of your wardrobe as easy as can be. I chose to wear the red (or crimson if you prefer) color to go along with the red tint of the lenses on the glasses. I could have gone with blue but I wanted to have some contrast between myself and the night sky in the photo.

One hugely positive thing I can say of Cold-Ash is that while there may not be releases for every event under the sun, the events the store participates in get a high quality item because CA doesn’t take shortcuts or rush things just to make a deadline and that is something I can appreciate as I’m sure everyone out there does as well. With there being several more weeks of the cold going on I am nearly positive this will make another appearance before the weather turns decent.

Cold-Ash – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • 9 jacket colors
  • 11 hoodie colors
  • 10 shirt colors
  • Single versions also for sale
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt+Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Currently at The Men’s Department until 03/30/19

I am going to take this opportunity as I have plenty to blog this month to wrap things up as quick as possible and turn over to the credits. Hopefully if you aren’t able to get out to shop before the weekend that set aside some time to visit some of the latest rounds of events and visit some of your favorite stores as you never know if you’ll stumble upon something new.

Another one is in the books but I’m looking forward to what is next and I sure hope that you all stop back again to see what I might be up to but until then…see ya! P.S. Go visit Whimberly it’s an awesome place for photography!!!

 

Time to get your buzz on and your love on, all night long,
And if you play your hand right, you won’t have to go home alone.

 

LOCATION: Whimberley

POSE: Come Soon Poses – The Club (modified)

BEER: X. Store – X. Bucket Beer @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

GLASSES: Ultraman Creations – Emperor Sunglasses @ The Men JailNEW
JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – RYAN Bomber Jacket (FatPack) @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)

 

[#601] Woke Up This Morning

Wives, mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers
Don’t you wish you didn’t function, don’t you wish you didn’t think beyond the next paycheck
And the next little drink?
Well, you do, so make up your mind to go on ’cause when you woke up this morning
Everything you had was gone, everything you had was gone

Alabama 3, ♫Woke Up This Morning♫

When it comes to old timey mafia films or television I’m a casual fan but that doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy them less than the hardcore passionate ones. I’ll admit that I’ve really not seen much of if any of the Sopranos even though I’m sure that once I get around to seeing it that I’d enjoy it a lot as all indications are it has great acting and a compelling story.

My scene today is a tribute to the many mobster themed sources of entertainment over the years including but not limited to The Godfather series, Goodfellas, Scarface and many more that would take forever to list. Perhaps though for the aficionado’s will see the call out to The Godfather with the cat sitting on my lap and my bro Lucky sitting across from me as if he’s there to ask for a favor.

I didn’t want to completely recreate the scene exactly as I wanted to put my own touches on it so that it could stand on it’s own and not be considered a “rip-off” of sorts; I am confident that this photo will appeal to many but also if not I know I had fun with it. I would also be remiss if I didn’t thank Brenna for helping set up the scene with me based on ideas I had given her.

Having a bad memory sometimes leads to me repeating things and if I do then I apologize profusely. One of the newest stores that I am proudly a part of is Lapointe & Bastchild and for the first time I am blogging their work and being that as a blogger I am nervous because they have been one of my favorite designers over the years. Making sure that I get it right when it comes to featuring their clothing and accessories is important to me so here I go at my very first attempt as part of their team.

Most of the time I’m usually wearing black suits or tuxedos so when I found out that L&B released a specifically white rendition of their “Marc Tuxedo” I jumped at the chance to make it my mafia “Don” attire. As with their other suits and tuxes it’s very well made and fits perfectly. The suit is highly customizable with different variations of white (like the cream colored version that I’m wearing) as well as options for changing the color of the shirt, bow tie and pocket square. You can also make the pocket square invisible if they are not your thing.

If you’re a guy that’s looking for a tux that isn’t your traditional black then a visit to Lapointe & Bastchild is in order to give the “Marc Tuxedo Basic White” edition a try; if you do make the purchase, you should also consider the “Edge Oxford” shoes to compliment them for a complete look.

Lapointe & Bastchild – Marc Tuxedo Basic White Edition

  • Original mesh
  • HUD includes options to change jacket, shirt, bow tie, pocket square and pants
  • Many different style combinations to choose from
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake), Fitted Classic, Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies

Admittedly I’m not a decor blogger by default but with all the work that Brenna did helping to construct this scene so at the end of this blog you’ll find the decor credits as well as both the styles for myself and Lucky to make this a very thorough blog post. I’d also like to thank Andraus Thor who is the creator for THOR, a decor and accessories store for assisting me with a feline problem. You were a big help in facilitating my kitty addiction so thank you very much.

On this note with all the info that there is to give to you I am going to wrap up this blog post and start to begin preparation for my turn as a blogger for Skin Fair, which officially opens to the public in a weeks time. I am very excited about this and look forward to helping out hopefully not only both my fellow gentleman but also the gals as well.

It’s the weekend so I hope everyone has a chance to relax and take it easy; I’ll be back again with more from the virtual landscape so keep your eyes peeled until next time!

But you’re one in a million, you’ve got that shotgun shine
Born under a bad sign with a blue moon in your eyes

MY STYLE

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW

TUXEDO: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Marc Tuxedo Basic White

LUCKY’S STYLE

HAIR: Lock&Tuft (Store / MP) – Frank v1
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2
SKIN: Clef de Peau – Oscar (T4)
EARS: MANDALA – Steking Ears (Season 5)
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard Medium – Night
BODY: SLink – Physique Male Mesh Body v2.06

JACKET: Deadwool – Hart Jacket (Flannel)
SHIRT: Deadwool – Pinned Add-On (From Original Hart Suit)
PANTS: Deadwool – Hart Trousers (Flannel)

DECOR

SKYBOX: Trompe Loeil – Knoxlane Cottage
DESK: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
CHAIR: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
BOOKCASE: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
LAMP: EPIA – The Big Boss Desk Set
NEWSPAPER: Vespertine – Newspaper
CIGAR BOX: BAMSE – The Boss – Cigar Box ✦ Gacha
GUN: BAMSE – The Boss – Pistol ✦ Gacha
ASHTRAY: Nutmeg – Dandy Astray Bronze ✦ Gacha
WHISKEY: Apple Fall – Whiskey Decanter
GLASS: Kunst – Bourbon Glass #1
BOOKS: Cheeky Pea – Vetur Falkland Books
CAT: THOR – Licking Gray Cat
TABLE: David Heather – Gun Table ✦ Gacha

 

[#587] The Devil’s In The Next Room

Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up
Pick up the phone
You said it yourself you’re scared of being alone
You said it yourself that you can crack the code
But the static you hear automatically keeps you exposed on your own

Shinedown, ♫Devil

Not many television shows have had the longevity that Supernatural has had for the last 14 years. It is one of my favorite shows and that fact they can still keep my attention this long tells me that they are doing something right. I’ve started some shows in the past that I never ended up finishing (The Vampire Diaries which I was gladly able to pick back up on Netflix). The adventures that the brothers Winchester go on are very exciting no matter what they or their acquintances (friends and family as well) get into.

I have done several posts displaying my fandom for the show from the perspectives of Sam & Dean as well as done on where I had a friend play Castiel. However, not once did I ever think about doing something that pays homage to one of the many antagonists on the show: the demons. During my post processing I had an issue where the black smoke I wanted coming out of the meat suit (the vessel the demon is hiding out in as referenced by the show). It was too dark so I decided to go with red, which man of the higher ups in the demon world have when “smoking out” of a vessel. Notably Crowley and I believe Lucifer himself have displayed the crimson version to my knowledge. There have probably been others but having been on the air for 14 seasons (and rewatching them from the beginning would take forever) it is easy to forget things.

Pose Fair ends tonight and I am hoping this is the equivalent of going out with a bang. I’ve enjoyed this tremendously and am likely going to take a day or so break from posting to recharge (maybe) before I start to see things from the February special edition for Valentine’s goes into effect. I would like to thank Ruby and Jason (as well as everyone else behind the scenes) for creating such an awesome environment to blog for. It is an honor to have been chosen by you for this event and I cannot express how much it means to me.

Getting down to it my last pose is from CORPUS Poses and is easily enough called “Him”. It is a varied set of standing and a sitting pose and one of them happened to be one where I am looking up which was perfect to get in just the right angle where I could simulate a demon vacating my avatar with a little bit of help from the LeLutka face hud (the facial expressions are not a part of the pose just to let you know). There are five poses to this set in all and they are all really usable in just about any situation you can think of.

To take a catchphrase from another show “TREAT YOSELF” and stop by the Pose Fair one more time or for the first time before it ends tonight. Your photography will thank you for it and that is something I can genuinely guarantee.

Corpus Poses – Him Pose Set

  • Bento enabled pose (bento viewer needed)
  • 5 different poses to choose from
  • Static poses for you to put in your own poseballs or pose stands
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19 (Ends tonight so hurry!!!!)

For this blogs style, I decided on casual while combining and older release with a brand new one. My shirt comes from Deadwool and is called “Lorenzo”; it is a tucked in button down with shirt underneath. It’s one of those pieces of clothing I like to revisit and it just happens to pair up well with the “Roll Up Pants” by Native Urban which just hit the racks  at Uber a few days ago.

Gentleman if you like dress up style pants with a bit of a roll up cuff at the bottom then these are definitely your new jam. While single color options can be nice I can only stress how much of a value it is to get the complete FATPACK and give yourself many options to allow for pairing it with about any of the shirts in your virtual closets. To be able to change parts of it such as the belt, the pants and even the slight little bit of boxer shorts poking out I can’t find a better reason not to go all in.

Native Urban – Roll Up Pants

  • Original mesh
  • Single options sold seprately
  • FATPACK includes HUD to change 7 parts (14 colors available)
  • Fitted for Signature (Gianni) and Maitreya (Lara) for the ladies
  • Currently exclusive to Uber until 02/23/19

On that note I think it is time to finish this up with giving you all the style information that pertains to this look and of course if there is something here that you see that you are interested in that is not listed then first check my Credits page which lists what head, skin, and body that I am presently wearing on a consistent basis. If it is anything else then get a hold of me through social media or by email which is on my about page.

Time to go celebrate all the creativity I’ve had with the Pose Fair and maybe relax with some games and time with great people. I will catch everyone again hopefully very soon but until then be well and start a conversation and keep it going.

Best regards,

B


POSE: CORPUS Poses – Him @ Pose FairNEW

BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Deadwool – Lorenzo Shirt
PANTS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Rolled Up Pants @ UberNEW
SHOES: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Valkyrie Sneakers

[#583] I Wanna Dance With Somebody

Clock strikes upon the hour
And the sun begins to fade
Still enough time to figure out
How to chase my blues away

Bootstraps, ♫I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Originally Performed By Whitney Houston

One of the things that excites me about Pose Fair is all the ideas that come from the items official bloggers receive to help promote the stores and the event itself. I am taking full advantage of this by doing something fun with the Vol. 1 Male and Female Dance Poses by CuCa Poses. From the exact moment the ad was released I had a solid idea cemented in my head.

It is an added bonus that “All Night Long Bacdrops” by illuZion are both gifts to visitors to Pose Fair. The poses and the backdrop that I am using in black (pink is also available) work hand in hand to provide a great scene for club life. My days of going to clubs have long since past (though the desire to go to them when I could was fairly low) but at least it is much different in the virtual world.

My first thought going into using these poses was that I wanted to showcase both the male and female ones and gives me a reason to include Brenna. She has a great style and could easily be a blogger if she wanted to be but I respect that it is not her thing; at least I can ask her to pose for me and she does it without hesitation and offers inspiration that is valuable.

Each of these sets has 6 poses with an added bonus pose for purchasers of the FATPACKS with mirror versions included also. I had fun going through the sets to choose the two best poses for Brenna and I to ensure that our motions look as fluid as possible.

CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 / Female Dances Vol. 1

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer needed for proper use)
  • Pose Stand and Static Poses in each pack.
  • Single poses sold individually as well as in a FATPACK option
  • 6+1 Exclusive FATPACK Poses (Mirrors included)
  • Vol. 2 sets are also available
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Another sure thing when I began planning this scene is I knew what song would be the theme for it but I decided to go with a twist. “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” was the only true choice that I could go with and it’s one of the songs that put Whitney Houston on the map but I decided to use the cover version by Bootstraps which pays tribute to the original in an amazing way.

Either version would have been great to use but going with the more recent version was easier to decide on because everyone knows Whitney’s original version and I wanted to share with readers the cover because I am a fan of Bootstraps and if others find his work through me and enjoy it then it puts a smile onto my face.

There are very few things that are better than discovering new music.

For the ladies who love gachas (and I can safely say that many as well as us fellas do) there is the {Date Night} dress set from Vanilla Bae. If you are not familiar with this store and it would surprise me if there was someone who didn’t, they offer clothing that through scripting can be removed to show what I would politely refer to as unmentionables. They do offer unscripted versions for women that are not into that kind of attire. This set includes several versions of the Corset Dress which Brenna is wearing the short version (there is a much longer one with a slit along the side). The two RARE versions are both of the dresses in the adult version in all the colors offered, however, they are called Lootbox 1 and 2 because of the event they are in (which is called LOOTBOX).

On that note I think I have left you with enough information on this blog entry and look forward to the next few as I start to wind down my coverage for Pose Fair. This has been a very productive month for myself and the blog and if recent developments pan out (vague I know) there will be even more exciting things to share with all of you.

Keep your heads up and also the conversation (topic doesn’t matter!) It has been my honor and I will be back again very soon with another installment.

All the best,

B


POSE: CuCa Poses – Male Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW
POSE: CuCa Poses – Female Dances Vol. 1 @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: illuZion – All Night Backdrop – Black @ Pose FairGIFT

:: MY STYLE ::

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – COLSON Henley Shirt
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Stealthic – Avela
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access Event ✦ NEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamorous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: Vanilla Bae – {Date Night} Corset Dress @ Lootbox ✦ NEW
SHOES: NX-Nardcotix – La Nuza Stiletto

[#582] Can’t Forget You

When anybody says your name I wanna run away,
I keep remembering I can’t forget you
It doesn’t matter when I try it happens anyway,
It’s been forever and I can’t forget you

My Darkest Days, ♫Can’t Forget You

From time to time I create playlists for my iPod (yes I still do that and don’t even know how to use Spotify) and these songs potentially serve as audio accompaniments for blogs based on the photos I have taken or vice versa. It just so happens that the mood that came from my visit to the MoB sim helped me choose the song to base this post on.

“Can’t Forget About You” is the anthem for anyone who has been in a relationship that has for some reason or another ended and has left a profound mark. As in one of those that has you reeling for a long time on both the good or bad side of the spectrum. I can safely say I have been in one of those in my lifetime so what about you?

While I was exploring MoB I came across the bar that helped me round out the image in my head of how I wanted to photograph the scene. It goes along with the lyrics in the song about essentially drinking your life away because of the hurt (which obviously I wouldn’t recommend). I also wanted to give it a last call kind of vibe as well.

Depending on what items I want to focus on in the blog I take more than one shot but with this I took a few with different lighting and worked them together to get one picture that I feel stands out on its own without having a need for another photo or close up.

The pose set featured in this post is by KMA Poses and is called “Standing Pose Set”; it is designed for male use but I see the potential of going out of the box and maybe with minor adjustments a woman could utilize it as well. It has five poses in the set and also includes mirrored versions to find your best angle and lighting which is definitely a plus.

Finding new pose stores is what I think is core for the Pose Fair itself it gives designers that may not be widely known a chance to shine their brightest and connect with photographers and bloggers to help them reach their vision for a certain scene, profile shot or even just something to throw up on social media. My list of new stores is increasing which is alright with me.

KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all (5+5 mirror versions)
  • Static and poseball versions in the set
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

My outfit has nothing as far as new releases but the top I am wearing recently became a part of my wardrobe. FE Style has a long sleeved shirt that when I bought it was a part of the Saturday Sale a few weeks ago and had I tried it on sooner I would have went back and purchased more of them. I don’t have a problem with going back and getting more off sale if need be but I’ll see how things go.

The jeans I have on are becoming a staple in my current favorite list. Cold-Ash’s “HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans” just look great on me and with the option of several denim colors I can wear them for different photos and not be overly repetitive; it also makes sense that they work well with the “ROVIDH Shirt” that I was just writing about.

Lately I have been coming back to the “Slicked Back Hair” by Deadwool and “Bristle Beard” by Birth because the combination seems to help me feel the most like how I want to represent myself virtually. I go through phases much like many others with style of hair or beard with nearly unlimited choices at my disposal but familiar doesn’t hurt in my book.

On that note I think the bar is closed up on this blog and unlike the old saying “You don’t have to go home but you can’t stay here”, you are allowed to browse through previous entries and possibly leave some words of encouragement or just say that you stopped by. I should certainly take my own advice on that and visit some other wonderful bloggers and let them know that their work is fantastic. I am signing off now but keep your heads up, stay positive, and keep up the conversation.

Warmest regards,

B


LOCATION: MoB

POSE: KMA Poses – Standing Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

SHIRT: FE-STYLE – ROVIDH SHIRT [BLACK]
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY RIPPED JEANS

[#570] I’m Coming Home

Tell the world I’m coming home
Let the rain
Wash away
All the pain of yesterday
I know my kingdom awaits
And they’ve forgiven my mistakes

Skylar Grey, ♫Coming Home (Part II)

It’s been another inspiring day for me as I am writing this blog post and thinking about all the different places I’ve lived on the grid either as a teenager with my folks or through various relationships to currently with my lovely wife. Each one regardless of what kind of memories are attached to them are a part of me and will always be a part of me when I look back at my virtual time overall.

Right now I’m writing this as I’ve had to say goodbye to the lovely home I had on the Mesmeric sim for personal reasons we needed to part from it as much as we adored it and both Yoshi and Duckie, whom we were renting from. We were friends before becoming tenants and despite us going I am still going to drop by and say Hello to show them how much I appreciate them and their friendship.

The photo for the blog today is the last one I took as a tenant of Mesmeric, but for those who are into beautiful scenery for photography and easy people to rent from then I would definitely recommend them to anyone visiting this site looking for a place to call home. In the 3-4 months I lived there, I enjoyed not only having some fun moments but also managed to get some really great photos that I used in entries for this site.

It is never easy to say goodbye to something but I know I speak for Brenna as well when I say that we truly loved being a part of this gorgeous place and look forward to seeing it continue to prosper as time goes by. Much love to the hard work that Yoshi and Duckie put into maintaining all of it, we adore the both of you and know we’ll miss it dearly.


For those blog I’ve got a double dose of Native Urban which consists of a recent release and a current still in event release. I will start with the most recent one as it is part of the Dec/Jan round of Uber and comes in the form of the “MKJ Sneakers” which any time Native Urban puts out new shoes I know that I’m going to enjoy figuring out how to style them because the All Colors packs are just chock full of ways to color the various parts of the shoe.

This time I decided to make it easy on myself and coordinate it with the colors in the “Drift” Jacket which also has just about as many ways to style it as the shoes. I likely spent over 20 minutes playing around until I got the right color swatches and match everything up. Coordinating outfits tends to be a lot easier than introducing a tone of different colors into a photo via clothing.

The Jacket also has emblems on it in different spots (sleeve, left breast plate, and the hood) that can be turned on and off as well as an inner shirt that can also be made invisible if desired but seeing as how I’m doing an outdoors pic and I’m not a liquored up crazy person (right now anyway) I made sure to leave the shirt as is.

Native Urban MKJ Sneakers:

  • Original mesh
  • Single color options available for sale
  • 12 customizable parts with 20 colors (FATPACK Only)
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ Uber until 01/23/19

Native Urban Drift Jacket:

  • Original Mesh
  • Single color options for sale (with HUD for Hoodie/Shirt)
  • 9 customizable parts with 20 colors (FATPACK only)
  • Stickers have On/Off feature
  • Fitted for Signature (Gianni)
  • Available now @ Native Urban’s main location

I wanted to make sure that when I started doing blogs with items from Pose Fair that I hit it hard and I am off to a slightly slower start than I might have anticipated but I know that I’m going to catch up quick and hard with lots of great poses that will get my mind kicking more into overdrive then it usually already is; besides I took a few days off to recharge after posting several days straight which hasn’t happened since October but things are steady and I’m on a roll so believe me when I say it is just the beginning.

My last blog featured one of the sponsors for the event so I wanted to shine a light on another sponsor of the event. Most are familiar with the Luanes World sims which are highly popular for their ease of use for photography and being able to create stunning shots but the owner also creates poses as well which I’ve made use of here in the past as well.

“Do You Remember” which is a singles pose (that comes in the form of both a male and a female version) is a very nice pose that I would say is one that relies on reflection, a reason that picking it for this blog was important to me as at the beginning of the blog I myself was reflecting upon my time living on the Mesmeric sim.

LW Poses – Do You Remember:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento viewer required)
  • Static and poseball versions included
  • Mirrored versions also in package
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

Personally I cannot think of any pose for this scene that I could have chosen that would have been better than this one; it helps me get across the message I want to relay (at least to me I think it does). This isn’t meant to be a sad moment, nor really a happy moment but borderlining more on bittersweet perhaps. Change happens and we may like it or we may not but it is inevitable.

On that note I shall end this by exiting with the credits and sending out positive vibes to all my fellow conversationalists.

Much love,

B

POSE: LW Poses – Do You Remember (Male) @ Pose FairNEW

HAIR: Deadwool – Slicked Back Hair
BEARD: Nivaro – Rough

JACKET: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Drift Jacket
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Holloway Ripped Jeans
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – MKJ Sneakers @ UberNEW

[#562] Maybe We’ll Find Better Days

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

Goo Goo Dolls, ♫Better Days

Decidedly I took some time to think about this year and the holidays and I wanted to do a blog that didn’t focus on the struggles I deal with specifically during this time of year. What I wanted to do was find something that had meaning and “Better Days” by the Goo Goo Dolls was my way of doing that. It’s not a Christmas song but applies to the holidays and is as applicable now as it was when it was released twelve (12) years ago.

Humankind sometimes fails to forget the little things like wanting the best for their fellow person (be it man or woman) and often times people can come off as snarky, unkind, or devoid of feeling. Yes we all have our own battles going on in our lives whether it be our own or those closest to us but more often then not we dismiss what other people are going through. The veteran who might have lost a limb, the person that lost their job and has to resort to living on the streets, or even the child that is in the hospital with a severe disease.

There are people out there that need help in many ways and not all of us can afford to donate money, those that can I applaud you greatly. For the rest of us who may not have that option we can donate our time and our ear or shoulder to a person that may just need five to ten minutes to talk about their day and to see that what they are saying isn’t meaningless.

Lately it has felt as if the world has become more bitter than I remember and I am not going to point a finger at this or that because that won’t solve anything. As the year comes closer to a close I hope that we all can start to prepare to be our best selves in 2019 and help even one person on that past to be their best self because the world can be a great place (I’ve seen how good it can be without rose colored glasses).

It’s something to think about and I hope that anyone who does happen to stumble upon this blog post takes it to heart because as the song says “Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days”.


There is still a few days left to shop the December round of The Men’s Department and after having made several trips there for things (and there may be one more stop before it closes up for the final time of 2018), I went back because I happened to get an awesome gift of credit to the Deadwool store. Fortunate for me the Deadwool vendors at TMD allow you to use giftcards/store credit so I was able to bring home with me the entire pack of the “Deserter Jacket”.

When I first saw this jacket at the beginning of the month I knew I had to have it but other things were a necessity before I was to even consider getting even one of the single colors but I was spared by receiving the gift card. There are three parts of the jacket that you can color change in the FATPACK with the included HUD.

One thing that I truly like best about this jacket is that it isn’t pristine and it has a worn look to it like it’s been with me for ages…suppose it could be considered “vintage” perhaps? Deadwool has once again made me a happy customer and has me waiting to see what the brand will put out next.

Deadwool Deserter Jacket FATPACK:

  • 100% original mesh
  • HUD changes 3 parts (Jacket, Lining, and shirt)
  • Many color choices to choose from
  • Shirt can be turned on or off
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 12/30/18

The Man Cave event is currently going strong with a lot of great things to check out like the “Owen Hair” by Modulus. This mid-length side swept hair is definitely a style that I feel suits me well and I can also say it looks better on me in a color other than black as well. The way it flows down the side of the face without covering the eyes also is something I like as well (adding that I can wear it on either side of my face with mirrored versions).

One of my weaknesses I feel is talking about hair even though one of my brand partners is a hair store, I seem to let me photos do the talking for them more than I can type things down for all to see. My descriptions are probably not the best but it is something I’m working on and will continue to work on moving forward into next year.

To simplify things, I like this hair and I think many fellas out there will enjoy it as much as I do.

Modulus Owen Hair:

  • 100% original nex-gen alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting in HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until 01/09/18

Even though I’ve finished my requirement this month for The Men Jail event I still have items I want to blog from it while it is still open (which is for another couple days). I really liked the idea of pairing the Deadwool jacket with the “Brush Wash” Jeans by CHEERNO because to me they really fit well in the fact that they both have a vintage and worn look. Ever since CHEERNO started making clothing again there has been a lot of items that I’ve enjoyed blogging and this once fits in that category.

I can’t say exactly why I like distressed jeans with fraying holes other than it reminds me a bit of the grunge rock era that was essential to my formative years. It’s where I discovered the music that would inspire me with writing and also the films and shows that would play a role along with several teachers in school to help mold me into who I am today.

At the event there are also plain and muddy versions of the jeans which I think are just as cool and well worth checking out if The Men Jail hasn’t been a part of a planned shopping excursion (because it should be).

CHEERNO Brush Wash Jeans [Pack]:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 6 different distressed denim colors
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

The holiday beverage that is in my hand comes from the Anti-Event and is made by Flair ‘n’ Style. The “Creamy Christmas Drink” is the caffeinated beverage I needed to help me get through several long days and also the photo taking for this blog. It is holiday themed with a straw (I’ll say it’s paper and not plastic) as well as a candy cane which everyone knows (except those who do not like them) are delicious.

Included with the drink are both wearable and rezzable versions of the drink along with resize and texture HUDs, the former has 6 different types to choose from all with festive cup designs. I may be just a tad cute for the overall feel of what I have done with this scene but in a way it fits too because the protagonist walking down the street has clearly been out probably looking for last minute gifts or somewhere to donate (like the Salvation Army for example).

Flair ‘n’ Style Creamy Christmas Drink:

  • Original Mesh
  • Left and Right Holdable versions
  • Rezzable version for decor use included
  • Resize and Texture HUDs (6 different styles to choose from)
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/18

Before I end this post I saved a one of the crucial parts of this scene for last. The “Dickens Street” Backdrop by Paparazzi is something that I felt really clicked with the idea and also the song choice that I made to correspond with the blog. The distressed clothing and walking past Ebeneezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley’s office which is famously from the literary classic “A Christmas Carol” felt right because perhaps maybe it was a future Tiny Tim walking by and remembering his childhood.

I love the detail of this build as it has a good feel to it and the built in lighting from the street lamps is just perfect (which I was hoping along with my chosen lighting would really make this scene magical). The backdrop was first a part of the Tannenbaum event which has since closed but luckily Drew puts out her items in her store after they’ve moved out of events. It’s certainly worth taking a look at to see what might inspire other photos or could be saved to do something with next year but either way it is an inspired piece.

At least for me it was.

I‘ve gone on long enough and there’s always work to be done so I’ll part for now with the style credits in my wake and feel good about what this post means personally and hope that it has meaning for others out there too.

Until our paths cross again down the road,

B


BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Dickens Street

POSE: Ana Poses – Lajubljana

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Owen Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: DossiEr – ReppoC @ Man CaveNEW

JACKET: Deadwool – Deserter Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash [PACK] @ The Men JailNEW

BEVERAGE: Flair ‘n’ Style – Creamy Christmas Drink @ Anti-EventNEW