[#541] A Million Dreams

However big, however small
Let me be part of it all
Share your dreams with me
You may be right, you may be wrong
But say that you’ll bring me along
To the world you see
To the world I close my eyes to see
I close my eyes to see

The Greatest Showman Cast, ♫A Million Dreams

With the final days of Pose Fair approaching (it ends tomorrow October 31st) I wanted to squeeze in one more item that reminded me a little bit of one of my favorite movies, which is a perennial cult classic that is shown quite often during October in most places and one that I watch as part tribute/part tradition and have for years now.

In “The Crow” during flashbacks of the life he lived before his violent death, Eric Draven and his fiancee Shelly Webster are shown in a field of flowers with vivid colors and in a way I wanted to recapture that in my own style by dancing with my most favorite person of all. I’ve pretty done a facsimile of scenes from the movie for several years of this blogs existence and thought maybe I would do it differently this year.

Normally I also don’t do showtunes but sometimes you have to compromise when it is something that has meaningful words. While I have never seen “The Greatest Showman” it is actually on my list of things to eventually get around to watching as I don’t completely rule out watching any sort of movie as I’m probably one of only a select handful of people who might admit they’ve seen “The Notebook” but I thought the story was good.

The theme that has been chosen for the soundtrack of this blog post has quite a bit of meaning if you listen to it and along with the photo makes a lot of sense to me to use it so I can thank my wife for showing it to me (as I had asked her to suggest something and she came through like she always does).

The only new release that I am featuring in this scene is the pose, which is from CORPUS and called “Time Lapse”. It’s a very sweet couples pose that fits the two of us doing something as spontaneous as dancing in a field of marigolds on the Whimberley sim, which I have not visited in a very long time and am happy that it is still alive and kicking and looking as great as ever; it is truly a unique place to explore and to take someone you care about with you as you roam around.

CORPUS Poses Time Lapse Couples Pose features:

  • 100% bento enabled couples pose (bento capable viewer required for proper use)
  • Modifiable for avatar compatibility
  • Available exclusively @ Pose Fair until Oct. 31st so hurry!!!

That is really all for this blog post which gives me more time to see what I can whip up for a Halloween photo tomorrow (because it’s my favorite day of the year of course!) I really hope that visitors enjoy this post as much as I did shooting it as it shows a different side of me that doesn’t always show up in the pages of this blog but am trying to more and more when possible.

I shall finalize this by giving you the credits below for what I’m wearing and also what my wife is wearing as well as the taxi for you to visit Whimberley to go explore when time permits. It is a really wonderful place that you can just walk around and relax and just have an overall good feeling. So until our paths cross once again, it’s onto the next conversation…


LOCATION: Whimberley

POSE: Corpus – Time Lapse @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m wearing ::

HAIR: Vango – Erick ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Sessions – Ian Tone 02 @ Dubai EventNEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Lenox Co. – Townsend Jacket (FATPACK) ✦ Previously Blogged
PANTS: Lenox Co. – Okauchee Pants (FATPACK) ✦ Previously Blogged

:: What She’s wearing ::

HAIR: Truth – Oksana @ UberNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Lona ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1 ✦ Previously Blogged

DRESS: Pixicat – The Dark Dress (Rose)

[#540] The Other Side

I am the real life, I am a hard time, I am a lifeline, I am the good times,
I am the sunshine, I am the hard times, I am a dark sky,
I am the white bride, I am the long night, I am the sky line, I am the rewrite,
I am a black cloud, out of the side line, this is the last time

Plan Three, ♫The Otherside♫

With less than a few days before Halloween I thought I would do somewhat of a scene that might reflect it but it’s intentions are maybe a bit outside of it; I didn’t even mean for it to be even spiritual in nature but it seems to be having that effect with the end results of what turned out as a final photo.

Upon first listen of “The Otherside” by Plan Three (who in their original lineup happened to be one of my hidden gem bands as they are mostly known overseas) I did my best to try and interpret what it meant lyrically; as of yet I haven’t been able to figure it out but there are lots of different meanings that could work especially in the virtual community such as the one I am a part of.

Truthfully we can be on the other side of a lot of things but I really think that for this it wound up being more spiritual as no one truly knows what is on the other side after our time on earth is finished. It’s honestly a heavy and deep topic that I didn’t think I’d ever really get to but in no part am I trying to make this about any one kind of religion as I tend to do my best to keep clear of that kind of thing, as well as political views as those are conversations I wouldn’t have in the real world if I could help it. Everyone has a right to feel the way they do even if it is deemed wrong on the opposite ends of the viewpoint.

Moving along as I think there is plenty to cover here especially with being on the back end of the current round of TMD (for which I have a few items from the event). I’m going to start at the top literally with my hair and it is another new release from Modulus named “Caspian” which is medium length on one side and cut shorter on the opposite side (depending on which version you choose from).

One of the ideas that Modulus’ brand owner and creator, Chucky Hollak had brought up is that with the hairs that have the left and right versions it would be best to wear the side that fits whichever angle our bodies are moving/leaning towards and I took that very much to heart as it is an idea that most of us if we hadn’t thought of it should have by now so I am grateful to him for extending that knowledge as it only helps us better our work.

As you’ll be able to see I have worn both in each shot as my body is positioned different in each photo.

Modulus Caspian Hair features:

  • 100% Original alpha nex-gen mesh hair
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ TMD until the 30th of Oct!

My other item from TMD is the Salt + Pepper “Father Sanguine” robe in brown and this thing has a lot of cool features to tell you about. It is interactive like many of the products from this store (most commonly the clothing that becomes see-through when you go into sim water) but on a different level….a much much different level.

There is a blood stoup which is sold separately that you can collide into and the cloth of the robe becomes bloody for 90 seconds before it “dries” and disappears. If you wish for it to become clean sooner included in the package is a flask of holy water that you just add to yourself and it will take a drink and your robe will be clean again. It’s a rather imaginative way for items to be interactive which I find is something the grid needs more of so I will be keeping a closer on on this brand to release more male centric items in the future.

Salt & Pepper Father Sanguine Robe (Brown) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included Holy Water to clean robe if bloody
  • HUD to change blood options upon interaction with blood stop (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies

In my last blog entry I didn’t want to run too long and as a result I didn’t talk about the latest skin that I am wearing; I’ve decided that it would be a disservice not to properly feature the Session Skins “Ian” skin in Tone 02 that is currently a part of the latest round of the Dubai Event. The moment I saw it I grabbed a demo because it reminded me of someone and even though it it slightly darker than the tones I normally go with I felt it was the time to give this a legit shot as I love how it looks and also gives me a bit more of a maturity level that I feel is a part of who I am.

It works with both Stanley and Daniel (which I am wearing) and has an option for brows and no brows (along with two types of eyeshadow (or we’ll just call it “guyliner” as that is the term most people know. The skin does have facial hair but if you wear a bento beard as I do it doesn’t cause much of a problem truthfully.

This is one of the first skins in probably a long time that I’ve truly felt looked like myself and how I wanted to be represented on the grid. The body applier (sold in both Belleza and Signature applier HUDs) can be bought right there at the event making it easier for you and takes the pain out of having to buy the skin and then run to the store to get the body applier.

Session Skins Ian Skin Tone 02 features:

  • CATWA applier HUD that works best with Daniel and Stanley mesh heads
  • Applier HUD offers brow+hairbase and browless/hairless options
  • Eyeshadow (Guyliner) option also in applier HUD
  • Brow shaper and body shapes included in package
  • Exclusively @ the Dubai Event until November 15th

For the background and pose I combined two items from the current October round of the Pose Fair which has a few more days left before it closes it’s doors until January. The pose I am using is from the Vanity Poses “Yo” pose set which I used in a recent blog post and ILAYA’s prop “The Gate” and upon further information there are supposed to be poses included in the prop but when I tried to use it in that manner it did not allow it which something odd happened so I apologize in advance as whenever props are a part of the fair and have poses in them I make sure to use those which would have given this photo a slightly different look but it would have turned out very similar.

“The Gate” allows you to color change it so that you can have the look you want it to whether it be yellow (the color I used as it looked like it was a bit more golden to me and fit the idea) or even black, white, or pink among a few other choices. I connected the prop with an old brick wall that I had found on the marketplace that is no longer available sadly or I would have linked it in the credits as well (but I don’t believe it is mesh so defeats the purpose mostly).

ILAYA The Gate Pose Prop Features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Color change upon click (6 different color choices)
  • Two person pose (8 poses+mirrors)
  • Available exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st!

As I wrap this up one thing that I am feeling lately as I’ve regained most of my creative feeling is that I’m continuing to change things up as I have been but challenging myself even a little bit harder all while not sacrificing quality over quantity because if I don’t or can’t feel it then it should get published onto the site. My skills are adapting and working to get better also because not wanting to strive for me is essentially running in place (and that never gets anyone anywhere).

Having fun though is a huge thing and I have been working hard and enjoying myself which helps stave away the feeling of it being a chore or a “have to”. I am thankful for the readers I do have and even the ones who are watching silently from all different corners of cyberspace (you are appreciated too!) Time for me to take this show on the road and get ready for at least one if not two more Halloween inspired scenes.

Until our paths cross once more either in-world or on social media, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Caspian Hair @ TMDNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 @ Dubai EventNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

ROBE: S&P – Father Sanguine (Brown) @ TMDNEW

GATE: ILAYA – The Gate @ Pose FairNEW

POSE: Vanity Poses – Yo Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

[#539] All The World Is Waiting For The Sun

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
All the world is waiting for the sun.

Breaking Benjamin, ♫Rain

Every blogger has their own process in how they go about taking photos and staging their sites and many can managed to churn out several posts in a day there are others who can come up with maybe two or three a week at most. I am the latter and depending on my creativity and drive my workflow varies and I think that this month in particular has been one of my most productive in some time.

With this very post I have brought to this site 100 different blog posts in just 9 months which is a few weeks ahead of last year and I am astonished with that fact and also happy for the little victories I have had so far this year including being nominated for The Bloggies. Everyone that was part of that ceremony (nominees, runners up and winners alike) have all put their own personal take on what we all do in a variety of different categories. To be among that group is something I personally cherish and look forward to the next few months and coming new year have in store for These Conversations Kill.

For this photo, I took an autumn feeling with my shot along with fall showers which are something I’m experiencing in the real world lately. Naturally it was logical for me to take a song that I’ve loved for a long time to use as the soundtrack to this blog post. Breaking Benjamin is a band that has gone through some changes over the years but they’ve constantly been in my ear and playlists and I can say that I was a fan of them before they even became nationally recognized and saw them live before their days of headlining bigger venues.

Rain (which I am using the 2005 full band version here) is a song that can really grab you and has elements from an old nursery rhyme that I’m sure many of us had sung to us as children; it has a lot of emotion that I hoped I captured here in this entry.

The beanie/hair combination I am wearing comes from Modulus and is currently available at N21 as a part of their October/November round. The textures in the beanie are very high quality and I did not have to adjust anything for it to fit on my head which is always a plus. There have been several beanie/hair combos in Modulus’ past but I feel by far this is my favorite and was released at a time when I needed something to get my rugged look to the top.

This release only has the hair flowing to the right side and there isn’t a mirror but for this I don’t feel like it is necessary; it looks good as is. The knit texture options for the beanie itself are high quality as I previously mentioned and there are a few different types through the choices you get. Customization is a big part of what Modulus does and easily shows why they are a very popular brand among males on the grid (myself included).

Modulus Sam Hat and Hair features:

  • 100% alpha nex gen hair and mesh beanie
  • Beanie HUD includes 10 color options
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ N21 until 11/12/18

My eyes are just one of the several new eye releases from Go&See and while these are available at the Girl Power event, these are very much unisex and can be worn by anyone and they are very nicely put together. I find when I wear eyes from Go&See and can capture a nice close up shot that they make a statement for the composition of the photo.

I feel that the choice of tones are well rounded and easy to find a new favorite if deviating from the norm. The quality and work put into these is something I appreciate greatly as well. Anyone looking for something new in regards to eyes should consider giving the “Enchanted” eyes a shot because they will not disappoint.

Go&See Enchanted Eyes features:

  • 10 color styles to choose from
  • CATWA applier HUD
  • Mesh eyeballs also available
  • Exclusive to the Girl Power event until 10/30/18

For fans of Lapointe & Bastchild there is a new group gift for guys and gals (a t-shirt for him and a tied top for her). Each item has a HUD with both plain colors and graphic options which make it a great pickup for those looking for something new to wear. Keep in mind though that if you are not a part of the group already it is not a free gift. The owners have done this so that long time group members get a treat and to be fair to them but personally I feel that if group members continually get gifts like this the join cost of $350L is very much worth it and I personally look forward to future releases.

Being a group member also gives you the latest news on releases and also updates to your fave designs (either bug fixes in size fits or added options and new body sizes). I am personally glad I chose to join this group and look forward to the benefits that it will provide as I have been a fan of this brand for as long as I’ve been a resident in-world and they have been running strong for many years.

L&B Swear Group Gift T-Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included HUD has 8 plain colors and 22 graphic options
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Available at L&B Swear location as a gift to group members (non-member join fee of $350L)

My final thoughts for this blog is that with this particular scene I did a few things differently as far as angles and also a secondary close-up which I hope shows as well as the thought that went into trying to capture the emotion of the soundtrack choice I’ve made. With the weather being gloomy and crisp lately I wanted to mirror that feeling even though I prefer to stick to warmer weather shots because it makes me a bit happier.

There’s less than a week to Halloween now so I’m looking to fit in a few more entries that reflect that spirit which is so much a part of me (even in a year round capacity). For those of you who do visit the site that also follow my Flickr feed, I want to say that I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve received lately that have energized me even more to create and make posts.

Please also take some time if you haven’t yet to visit I Am [SL] Amsterdam as it is one of my favorite locations to visit as well as photograph scenes. It’s a lovely place and for those of you bloggers and photographers there is a group you can join to be able to place down poses and props (just be considerate in cleaning up when you are finished!)

That is all for this installment and until our paths cross one more, onto the next conversation…


LOCATION: I AM [SL] Amsterdam

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Same Hat & Hair @ N21NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Enchantment Eyes @ Girl PowerNEW
FACE: Sessions – Ian Tone 02 @ DubaiNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: L&B Swear – October GG T-Shirt ✦ NEW

POSE: WRONG – Group Gift ✦ On First Floor