[#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)

 

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[#584] Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

But mama’s got a girlfriend now boy
Mama’s got a girlfriend now
Mama’s got a girlfriend
Mama’s got a true friend
Mama’s got a girlfriend now

Ben Harper, ♫Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now

When I take photographs, I like to try and do a little bit of everything. More often not it often it is a serious shot and the rest are a random mix of romantic and now and then I take a few that are comical and not meant to be serious at all. This entry is one of those moments because I didn’t want to make the content of the photo sad because it could be depicted that way.

CH Poses have two different pose sets that feature three people in them and the one I am using is called “Pizza Is Life”. The situation my character is in is that the woman in his life decided she prefers the attention of her own gender which leaves him with only pizza to console him. This reminded me of the old Ben Harper song, “Mama’s Got A Girlfriend Now”. The situation in the song is perhaps a little different as it is told from the viewpoint of a child whose Father is not very good at being a husband so the Mother in question turns to the comfort of another woman who makes her happy.

I cracked up after I put the scene together thanks to the help of Brenna and Brooke who modeled for me while I did all the work taking the photo (and eating a slice of pizza). It was Brenna’s quick thinking to find the Pizza Parlor for us to do the scene in and for the price I could not beat it at all. Probably one of the least expensive props I’ve used during my time as a blogger.

Keep in mind that with this triple pose that there may be some adjustments made as I had to work with the height and closeness between the two girls but it isn’t bad at all but I may as well say something because lots of different avi’s on the grid are of different shapes (and heights). The pose also comes with the mesh slice of pizza which is super awesome.

CH Poses – Pizza Is Life Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled 3 person pose (bento viewer needed)
  • Adjustable to suit different sized avi’s
  • Mesh Pizza slice included
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Considering my attire is a collection of items I have blogged in the past, I will tell you all about the latest event to hit the grid. From the people that brought us Collabor88 comes Soiree, which is listed as the “after party” to C88. The prices vary unlike the latter which usually has 88 somewhere in the price and are more on the edgier side compared to it’s sister event.

Brenna is wearing the new dual release shirt and shorts by Emery named “Dante” and “Magnus” which are a long sleeved cropped shirt and booty shorts respectively. Her hair is also from the event and is Exile’s latest style called “Hana”. I got made fun of a little for saying that she should be a blogger in my last entry so I won’t go that route again but I will compliment her on her style because I’m always impressed with what she wears (her style is eclectic).

Brooke’s items from Soiree include her hair from Monso that is called “My Hair Terri”. Her dress is from C’iest la Vie, the “Sinea Dress”; as a fan of stars I really like the star print that is on the lower part of the dress. The combination pink upper and lower blue with yellow stars would have probably done well also in the dance blog I did last (because of it being what I’d say is retro).

Once again I’m wearing more Cold-Ash because I really love the “CARSON Hoodie” which I picked a lime green color that is very out of the ordinary for me but I wanted something different. For my hat and hair style I’m giving another look at Modulus’ “Sam Hat & Hair” to go along with the hoodie. The jeans I am wearing come from Kitt Ragy’s ::K:: store and are the “Slim Fit Jeans” in indigo that I have used before somewhere in blogs past. To me the scene called for a chill outfit and and that did the trick as far as I am concerned.

On that note (which is now my favorite way to begin ending a blog) I am going to provide you with all of the visual things you can see in our styles and of course if I might have missed out on something that you need to know about because you can’t live without it, simply drop me a line by finding my contact information in my bio and I’ll be glad to assist you with anything in this post or any of the previous ones the best I can.

I hope that you’ve been entertained by this post as much as I was taking the picture. We all need a laugh as much as possible because when we don’t it builds up and the results aren’t as fun as humor can be. There’s a massive cold front coming and for those of you that I know who are going to be experiencing it, I urge you to stay indoors if you can and if there isn’t a way around it to bundle up. Getting sick this time of year does not take a lot of effort I promise you. I hope to see you back here again soon and be well and enjoy whatever you do until next time.

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: CH Poses – Pizza Is Life @ Pose FairNEW

BUILDING: ALH Shop (MP) – Ray’s Pizza Parlor

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Sam Hat & Hair
BEARD: Birth – Bristle Beard

HOODIE: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – CARSON Hoodie
PANTS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo)

BRENNA’S STYLE

HAIR: Exile – Hana @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Emery – Dante Striped T-Shirt @ SoireeNEW
SHORTS: Emery – Magnus Shorts @ SoireeNEW

BROOKE’S STYLE

HAIR: Monso – My Hair – Terri @ SoireeNEW
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

DRESS: C’est la Vie – Sinea Dress @ SoireeNEW
TIGHTS: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights

[#576] Dangerous Night

What a dangerous night to fall in love
Don’t know why we still hide what we’ve become
Do you want to cross the line?
We’re running out of time
A dangerous night to fall in love

Thirty Seconds To Mars, ♫Dangerous Night

Unlike previous rounds of Pose Fair, I was able to add myself to be able to blog couples poses from the romantic category. Brenna has been a blessing in disguise with her willingness to help me bring the poses of wonderful creators to life with the visions I pull from my head. As much as I consider myself a male blogger and this a male blog overall, this has become almost somewhat of an all purpose place for me to be creative with things that catch my attention.

During the process of taking the photos for this post, I only chose one out of the few I took because to me it was the epitome of what I saw in my head. After completely a few minor adjustments, I showed it to Brenna and she absolutely loved how it turned out and as such is going to end up as a portrait in our home. I can honestly say that means something to me that we can chronicle things like this and remember them as they are affixed to a wall.

Hazeel is one of the stores participating at Pose Fair that I’m unfamiliar but from their releases this round they are on my radar and I will surely be looking out for more of what they do. Their “Enticing” pose has what I would say is a touch of elegance with the chair prop and the way the poses give the idea of a couple that are super classy.

I like that it differs from other couple’s poses that are super up close and lovey (which there is nothing wrong with); it gives a different perspective of how two people can be close with each other without intimacy just a longing look. I find it also wonderful that the included chair prop went well with at least one part of the house that we could photograph.

Hazeel – Enticing Pose & Prop

  • Bento enabled pose (bento viewer required)
  • Mesh chair prop included (with poses inside)
  • Poseballs for both male and female props also included
  • Static poses for male and female included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

For my look I took things that I previously blogged that I really liked (the “Leo hair” from Modulus and the “Grayson Roll-Up Trousers” from Cold-Ash) and paired it with a shirt/vest combination by Tori Toricelli that I picked up at the December round of the Man Cave. I planned it use it for another photo down the line but I changed my mind at the last minute and used it for this shot; it’s also possible that I can maybe use it then too if enough time passes.

While I stuck to going with older items, Brenna is the new items champion as she brings to her look a bunch of items from Collabor88 including the “Julie” hair from Exile and the “Fancy Blazer and Pants” separates by Pixicat. I really loved the style of the outfit she has on because of how classy the picture is and the ad for the pose shows the female with a dress on. Brenna seems to be a lot better at going outside of traditional ideas then I am but I’m certainly working at it and what I can say now is that will be sooner than later.

On that note I am going to move onto the credits phase of the post due to the fact that the pose and prop set are the only truly new items featured in this post besides Brenna’s items. This also gives me the ability to publish this post and get to work on whatever happens to be next, I’ll probably throw in another entry that’s just me before I get to the other blog post that I also shot with Brenna recently.

Many thanks to anyone who put up with what I consider my ramblings. Whether I know it or not, I do this more than just for me and also because it brings a lot of enjoyment even when it seems like the post is somewhat of a downer (we all have our moments and that is how this thing called life works). Until the next time keep the conversations going!

Warmest regards,

B


POSE: Hazeel – Enticing @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Leo Hair
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Tori Toricelli – Manhattan Shirt & Vest // Black Star
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) GRAYSON Roll Up Trousers
SHOES: L&B Swear – Edge Oxford Dress Shoes (Black)

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: Exile – Julie @ Collabor88NEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2

SHIRT: Pixicat – Classy Blazer @ Collabor88NEW
PANTS: Pixicat – Classy Pants @ Collabor88NEW
SHOES: REIGN – Break-up Pumps

[#479] Hey Time You’re No Friend Of Mine

Will you be there
To catch when I stumble when I fall
When I fall

Its so very clear
You left me when I had no one at all
No one at all

Creed, ♫Time

The last week or so has proven to be one giant test for me personally and while I don’t feel compelled to go into details I will say that having an outlet such as blogging has been something of a godsend because it’s helped me from falling over the edge into places that I don’t really want to go. Frankly, if I did I might not ever return from them.

One thing that I have learned is that we don’t know what’s around the corner; there are no absolutes. People come into our lives and for whatever reason sometimes they don’t stay there and there may not be a clear cut view of why or how…it just happens.

It has brought me to the thought that while time is infinite regardless of where we are within it and how long we have, it is our enemy. We can carry our weapons silently ready to fight it when it comes and each battle leaves you scarred on the inside until finally time rallies and strikes that one final blow….that’s the cycle and that’s what we have to contend with every day and most days we don’t allow our conscience to dwell or think about it.

The idea for this post has been in the making for months and I’ve had it in my head for longer than I can recall but all the pieces were not quite there yet until I came across a unique pose from SamPoses at Pose Fair. “The Fallen Angel” is exactly as it says it is with a kneeling battered wings with missing feathers and a bit of blood.

It was the last piece I needed to finally filter this idea from out of my head.

At the beginning I had purchased the Distorted Dreams “Lost Time” skybox and wanted so badly to do something with it but I just couldn’t come up with anything and so I kept it in my inventory in plain sight that I could use it the moment I had something to go with it. I love the apocalyptic broken clock tower vibe that it gives off; it also plays into what I’ve said just a few paragraphs ago as well.

Go& See released a set of eyes around Halloween last year that I’ve been itching to use as well because of the skybox, one of the eyes in the pack is a clock and thought it was a great addition to the whole atmosphere of what I had in my head visually. All of the eyes that are from Go&See are for CATWA branded eyes and will only work with them, which if you do not have a pair with a head or standalone you are missing out.

My good friend (and sister from another Mister) Lee Valentine of the LV Designs brand released a new skin at The Darkness event (if you recall in the previous post, “Shin” is also from the same brand so I am piggybacking yeah!) It is called “Angel” and comes in two tones both of which are compatible with Stray Dog tones 01 and 02 and there are two different HUDs for each tone. Not only is there a regular version of the face (with and without brows) but also a “Fallen” version with goth type lipstick and guyliner.

As much as I wanted to use the “Fallen” version in this blog entry it just did not work with the theme overall but I really think it was a great idea and concept so I’m going to give extra points to Lee for using some out of the box thinking for this release to make it even more cool and befitting of The Darkness event. The event runs until the 28th of April so you still have time to check this skin out and all the other cool items at the event.

Now that I’ve managed to finally get this idea out of my head it feels good to see it digitally in front of me and while a lot of times my thoughts are way more vivid than some of my skills can convey, this turned out nice enough that I am satisfied and can move on to one of the next visuals that I’ve had running around in my head recently or whatever may spring up spur of the moment when I see something outstanding that I want to feature right away. With that all said I am going to wrap this one up and leave you to browse the credits while there is one more day of weekend to freely get your shopping on.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Exile – Stranded – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Halloween
FACE: LV Designs – Angel Tone 01 ✦ NEW @ The Darkness
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

PANTS: VERSOV – CHINOV LIMITED BLOODY

SKYBOX: Distorted Dreams – Lost Time Skybox

POSE: SamPoses – Fallen Angel ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair

[#458] Into The Fire

I’m a paranoid, sycophant
Masochistic dilettante…
Narcissistic elephant in the room
I’m the end of the world
Thinning the herd
The all around outta my mind, fucking absurd
I am gone
I am gone

Into The Fire♫ – Asking Alexandria

Coming up with inspirations for blog posts can take many shapes and forms. It could be an idea that you might have seen in a movie or perhaps a music video…it can even come from a song itself where the words have clung themselves to you like an octopus to a sea faring vessel. That is the case with this particular blog post, it is kind of two parts as to how I decided to put this together.

When I first heard the song “Into The Fire” I thought it was really one of those hard rocking, get your blood pumping tunes that you could certainly throw onto a playlist as you worked out, power walked, or even amped yourself up for playing a game with or against friends online. Any or all of those things would be plausible because this song can get into your adrenaline as it did mine.

I stumbled across the video that was done for it on YouTube and it was patterned a lot after Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics and movies that bare the same name. Very noir graphic novel type action mixed in with video of the band playing their instruments. As much as I like the noir feel of that part of the video I didn’t really want to go quite to that Frank Miller type place so I figured maybe I could put my spin on standing on a white pillar surrounded by other white pillars of different sizes with some of them burning.


I kept my look super simple and most of it were just things I had blogged before that I knew might work for the look combined with a few new things that I had not blogged before that were waiting to find their way onto the page so others could take a look at them.

New rounds of events are going to be starting in a few days so there are likely going to be things from the events that opened in the last half of February combined with these new events starting at the beginning of March. I have plenty of ideas kicking in my head that I want to transfer onto digital art and this blog and I am really hoping that I’ll be able to up my postings for the month of March. I’m getting really close to my anniversary of when this blog went from being a thought to becoming a reality.


The Shop Your Heart Out event may be over but one of the goodies I found there found it’s way into this look. As much as I wanted to get it put into a look before the event ended some things came at me this past week (along with the unfortunate grid attacks that made it tough to do anything other than stand stationary for a day or two). Those setbacks aside the above photo gives you a great up close look at the “Boy Next Door” hair from Exile that was at the event and will be at their store soon if it isn’t right this minute. I purchased the Naturals pack with the feeling that I wasn’t going to wear anything but basic colors with this hair (your normal black, blonde, brown, and if the mood really struck me red). I made sure that I wore the Exile hairbase which you can also purchase at the store (and you’ll have a taxi to take you there down in the credits).

The rest of my face, beard, skin, and body are all items I’ve been wearing for a while which I feel have become a part of me and have cemented more of my online identity as of late. From time to time I’ll have other skins and things to blog to inform you of but as for normal day to day living this is what I’m the most comfortable in and what I enjoy the most.


As I had mentioned earlier, I kept my outfit simple because I didn’t feel this post needed something sensational or over the top and honestly most people that are in bands these days don’t wear anything fancy usually either so I figured t-shirt and jeans and sneakers would be just fine for it.

{FE Style} has always been a brand I’ve liked for the longest time but sometimes they haven’t always released items for the body I’m wearing consistently at the time but when they do I usually jump on it because it always looks and fits right. The Basic v3 T-Shirt is one that I’ve worn before in a blog (I recall the “Weird But Nice” shirt that was a part of the Fatpack as one of them) and they are really nicely done. I’m wearing the Gray version for this blog and I hadn’t noticed before that there is a bit of a chevron pattern to it which makes it a little more cooler.

L&B Swear is another brand that I’ve stated is been a part of my wardrobe choices for quite a long time as well. I recently got an update of their Destruction Jeans (which added a fit for the Belleza body as well as a tucked in version for one of there newer boot releases). I went through the different denims (as I did purchase the Fatpack of this as well) and seeing as how I can’t remember which one I blogged last time (forgive me some time has elapsed) I hope I didn’t wear one I’ve already blogged. I usually try my best to stay on top of that kind of thing.

For footwear I picked some sneakers from a little known place called ROC (which is a play on the store owner’s name). These low top shoes have 25 colors to choose from in which you can recolor 5 different parts of the shoe. There is also 5 preloaded “classic” colors that are likely patterned after real shoe styles that have been out in the public at some point in time.

Lastly we have the pose set I chose and it’s a collab between WRONG & The Owl. They have been working together for several months now (probably even more than that honestly) and have come up with some really excellent poses together. With all the different pose stores I like and have been displaying in my work I won’t be able to say that I don’t have any poses I can use for a shoot. The poses that I used in this blog entry are from the #11 pose set (which I believe was originally a Men Only Monthly release to begin with). There are 4 different static bento poses for you to choose from to make you look absolutely awesome in whatever way you choose to photograph yourself.

That ought to about do it for this entry but be sure to come back soon when I’ll have more news and goods from the grid along another song/artist for you to take a listen to (that you either know or will like and learn more about).

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Boy Next Door – Naturals
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: FE STYLE – Basic v3 (GRAY) T-Shirt ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
JEANS: L&B Swear – Destruction Jeans ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
SHOES: ROC – Running Shoes

WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses 11

[#456] Baby, I’m Perfect For You

But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I’m perfect

Perfect♫ – One Direction

Valentine’s Day has come and gone (as of this writing it’s been a week) but unfortunately I was not able to spend it with the one I love for circumstances which were not able to be controlled. So despite it being late, I wanted to do a photo shoot with her that not only I could use for this blog but to also collect for our memory scrapbook (a work in progress).

One of the best things is when we’re able to do these it takes really no effort at all and the creativity just seems to flow like a gentle stream. I have had the idea for this particular scene in my head (along with the chosen soundtrack) for a long time but not every piece of the puzzle was readily available until recently. I found two great backdrop/skyboxes and two different sets of poses that really set up a photo shoot that turned out great.

Sometimes songs tend to be catchy regardless of if they are in your favorite genres and this was definitely the case for the soundtrack to this blog post. One of the things that caught my attention was the part about hotel rooms. I thought it would be really interesting to have us running through a hallway of a hotel to get to a room where more than likely all sorts of no good would take place.

My vision became more of a reality when Paparrazi released their “Hotel Hallway” backdrop and I already had the Ana Poses “Let’s Just Escape” pose ready for whenever I could find the right hotel setting. I based my look also upon what a celebrity might look who is courting a young lady but also trying to get away from the limelight. Makes sense doesn’t it?


The hairstyle that I am wearing is a Valentine’s gift at the Shop Your Heart Out event put on by Linden Labs. This hair is a medium to long length and you get the entire FATPACK just for browsing around the event. There are 10 different color HUD packs in the product and I went with the Mix 2 HUD. The Shop Your Heart Out event is currently running until the 26th of February so there is still time to grab this up and a lot of the other great gifts from various stores.

FaMESHed was the destination where I picked up this really cool outfit from [Gild]. It is one whole outfit so you don’t have to worry about putting on separate clothes and comes in 3 other colors (Black, Blue, and Yellow). I like how they paired the suit jacket, shirt and tie with the jeans that has the pocket chain with it (which instantly caught my eye). The outfit is fitmesh and should fit just about all the current male mesh bodies with the right alpha cuts selected. There are more an more products from the [Gild] brand that have been getting my attention so I think I’ll have to continue keeping my out out for their releases.


For the second part of the blog which I would call the after (the hallway was the before of the story) what you see is the inside of the Hotel room which is from the “Room 214 Skybox+Backdrop” from Sayo. It’s really a well put together build and at some point I would like to shoot more parts of it but since I did not really need it for the image I had in my head I get to do it another time. Both the Paparazzi backdrop and this Skybox worked as a whole in a tremendous way; and if you haven’t been to Uber yet now is the time so you can take an up close look at this build for yourself before it closes on the 23rd of February.

Image Essentials created several different poses called “Sweet Nothings” with each one being released at a different destination. This is the third pose in the series which was given a main store release. I had a hard time deciding between pose 2 and pose 3 but I thought that three had the best angle coverage for what I wanted to do and would work best for me. It’s bento enabled so for those of you with bento bodies you’ll be able to benefit but for those of you without one (and at this time there are very few who do not) it will not work for you.


I wanted to give a little bit better look at the pocket chain on the pants of the [Gild] outfit with a close-up shot and also an up close look at the other side of the “Adam” hair by Exile. Honorable mention goes to {kokoia} for their “Gangsta” shoes which I’ve previously blogged in earlier blog posts or I would have given them an even better look as well. All of the things I pooled together made for a the process of posting this really effortless and a lot of fun.

Now I think it’s time to wrap this up for this one because I’ve got more projects to work on and perhaps some mischief to get into with the better half. See you around for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

 


 

HAIR: Exile – Adam ✦ NEW @ Shop Your Heart Out𝔙𝔞𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

OUTFIT: [Gild] Double-Breast JK-Pants Set – Red ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed
SHOES: {kokoia} – Gangsta ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Hotel Hallway – BLUEGREY
SKYBOX: SAYO – Room 214 Skybox + Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Uber

[#446] Dark On Me

But I found in you what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you went dark on me

Dark On Me♫ – Starset

When you have an idea in your head that you want to make as close to what you envision as possible, you tend to wait until the absolute right time to put it all together and that is what I did with this blog entry. I could have waited to do it when it was a significant post number or a special occasion but with all the pieces I needed to create what I saw in my mind, the time was at hand to unleash it.

I’ve done several space themed entries before with a song by the band Starset as its soundtrack. Once again I have gone that direction as this particular song has been one that I wanted to for a very long time (I keep notes about things I want to do and I have had it in my notes for ages). While the band has their own concept through their songs and albums, I didn’t want to copy their ideas and wanted to come up with a story of sorts to back the photos up on my own.


While I wanted to keep the intergalactic theme for the series of photos, I also didn’t want to do anything with Star Wars or Star Trek. In my head I thought maybe more along the lines of the video game, Halo, but maybe not set in a world where humans are fighting aliens.

In my head I thought it would be more like different colonies of humans (the world became overpopulated and so mankind sought out the stars to find sustainable places for life) are at war with one another. The protagonist in this story is a soldier who during one of the battles is fighting alongside the love of his life and she is wounded and he is fighting to get her to where she can receive medical aid.


As the story would progress our soldier manages to escape the battle and get his love to a medical station on a moon base where she is being attended to in the picture above. For this I used the RARE Body Scanner item from the “Experimental” gacha set from Disorderly which is a part of the current round of The Epiphany. I used several other items from this set but unfortunately those photos did not make it to this blog entry as I had taken many photos from different angles and chose the best ones to use.

The outfits that myself and Rosalie are wearing are from the Shu Mesh store (which I’ve used for my other space posts). I really like the detail that their products have and the reason why I went back to them to put together looks for this post.


With the other photos used here it’s not as easy to see the hair and eyes that the protagonist is wearing which is why I am including this close-up (as I do with all new featured hair and eye products). The eyes themselves are key because they were the beginning of what prompted me to start working on this entry. Go&See released the “Galaxy” eyes for The Season’s Story winter edition. It was hard to decide on which color eyes to use because they were all so beautiful to look at.

Once again I’m wearing one of the latest Modulus Alpha Hair releases named “Tommy”. I really thought this worked well for a soldier or military style haircut and envisioned this could very well be what they wear in the future.

This hair is currently available only at the Man Cave event.


Normally I don’t show close-ups when I have guests blog with me but this blog post feels a little different and extra special so I’ve included a closer look at Rosalie’s face and eyes. I stylized the left part of the photo to show that not every story has a fairytale ending. In the future of the world this post is set in the love of the protagonist suffers mortal injuries and succumbs to them (the part of which “dark on me” means to me in this case).

I had this thought that in that particular world when someone passes their life force diminishes and they turn ashen (a lot like Optimus Prime did in the animated Transformers movie from 1985). This depicts her body starting to change as her essence leaves her body. It seems like such a wild concept but I thought it was rather cool and could be something I actually write about when I get a wild hair.

As I move to wrap this up, I want to thank Rosalie again for helping me put together a fun photo session that turned out better than I even hoped. She ran with the idea I was going with and put together a look that along with the armor she wore, gelled about as perfect as you could possibly get. The hair and eyes as well as the makeup fit the thoughts I head swirling around in my brain.

Also I would like to thank Lucie Bluebird-Lexington for providing me some space (no pun intended) along with the dome with the out of this world sky; I could not have put this together as close to my particular vision without those little details.

I look forward to the next adventure that I embark upon but I want to live in the moment of this one for a little bit before I push forward.

So instead of Onto the next…we’ll go with…

Until the next conversation…

HAIR: Modulus – Tommy Hair – BROWNS @ Man CaveNEW

This hair reminds me a little bit of a style that you would find in the Roman Empire time period. It’s short with a little length hanging in the front just above the eyes. The back and sides are shaved (so using a shaved base or just having it bald works best for this). There are five color packs each with five colors in them (included in the HUD is a color tinter). A FATPACK is also available for purchase so run out to the Man Cave event and test this out for yourself!

HAIRBASE: Modulus – Jai Hair Base ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

EYES: Go&See * Galaxy * @ The Season’s StoryNEW

These CATWA eye compatible eyes have 10 very beautiful eyes that can be worn by either male or females. They are perfect for those who might be involved with role-playing at space themed sims. They are available until the 31st so you have a few days left to go grab these and you won’t regret it if you do!

FACE: Stray Dog – Nate – Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

HAIR: Exile – Loose Ends – Naturals
HEAD: LAQ – Neve
EYES: IKON – Deadshine Eyes – Apex
FACE: LAQ – Luna 1.5

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Odiseum Armor (Male)

This futuristic armor is awesome (at least in my mind it is) and has several different features that make it a great addition for any cosplay or role-playing event. The helmet fit perfectly without me having to do any adjusting to it (with my hair on as well). The included HUD allows you to change different color parts of the suit as well as different features on the helmet.

Please note that I am also using an Add-On HUD that is purchasable at the store to give the armor it’s battle damaged appearance.

OUTFIT: – Shu Mesh – Shury Soft Armor (Female)

A newer release from the brand, it features bento hands and feet as well as a HUD to change various parts of the suit (Including the arm computer on the left arm). It is not fitted for mesh bodies but if you are already wearing a full body alpha it will work just fine. Please note that it is also rigged mesh.

~isil~ *Science!* Research Station RARE

Unfortunately I took way too many photos so this item is not viewed in full. I intend to post more from this photo shoot onto my Flickr so if you are interested in seeing more to check back there to see some of the shots that did not make it into the full blog.

DISORDERLY. / Experimental / Body Scanner / RARE @ The EpiphanyNEW

This item was not only hard to obtain (because it was likely because I wanted it so badly haha) but it was a crucial piece of the story. The best view of it is in the second photo above and in the close up shot of Rosalie. There are also alternate takes that did not make it to the full blog as well that will likely end up on my Flickr in the near future when time permits.

RK Poses – Take Me Home

The perfect pose for the story shot where the protagonist is carrying his fallen love off of the battlefield in order to get medical aid. I had seen this in another bloggers work and did not realize that I already had it in my unused arsenal of poses. RK Poses makes really quality poses and I couldn’t have asked for a better one to use for the photos in which it is featured.

Photos taken with product taken @ INSILICO

RK Poses – Ash ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
*CN* Pose 1735 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡