[#617] Cause It’s Taking My Life Away

 

They reach beside
A leech to find
I dreamed of this so long
This used to feel so strong

Default, ♫(Taking My) Life Away♫

 

For the last couple days I felt like I was in a very small creative block (or hole). I had an outfit (which I changed a little bit from the original plan) but no real idea what kind of scenery I wanted but I had a bit of a resurgence and took a few things I had not used yet and combined it with some new things and the results were actually as good as I hoped they’d be.

Default (the band) has always been high on my list of Canadian musicians that I’ve enjoyed listening to since as long as I can remember. One of the memories I have as a late teenager (yeah I hate putting a date on myself but can’t properly tell a story without it), going to see the band at a summer festival before they had truly made it big nationally. One of the things that I enjoy is being able to say that I’ve been a fan of a band before they hit big. It’s a small brag of course but it’s kinda cool to discover stuff before the majority (there are several bands I can say this about that are very popular currently).

The formation of the idea of this blog kinda has been circling in my brain long before this (I just didn’t know how I wanted to implement it). Tucking ideas away for a rainy day is something I do often and that way when a pose set or a backdrop comes out that fits the mold then I take advantage of what there is to work with. The Men Jail is set to open next week and Lush Poses is releasing two new pose sets and the one I am using for this scene is called “Shinedown” which is also the name of a band that I love so this just makes this that much better for me.

“Shinedown” is a set of 6 poses to which some of them have mirrors but the gist of these poses is that they are laying poses (most of which are from a face down position with one being a face up pose). I think that it played into the part of the song that speaks of dreaming as I found a really cool and colorful bed by Kei Spot from the Zodiac event to contrast the color of my clothing which I’ll get into here in a moment.

The last few months I’ve seen the poses that Lush Poses creates have impressed me and I’ve been able to hammer out some nice photos using them this one included. My advice would be to look them up on Flickr or visit The Men Jail when it opens on April 08th and find out yourself just what I’m talking about.

LUSH Poses – Shinedown Pose Set

  • Bento poses (requires bento enabled viewer)
  • 6 different poses (some with mirror versions)
  • Fatpack includes Static, single poseballs and a pose stand
  • Exclusive to The Men Jail starting on 04/08/19

Lapointe & Bastchild (more specifically it’s SWEAR label) has a “henley” that many of you probably already have but if you don’t then I might have added something to your shopping list for this weekend. The attention that this store gives to its items as far as HUDs with many colors to choose from giving many options to pair with just about any color pants or denim jeans.

I know that I’ll be able to pair it with just about anything because it fits really great which is also another reason why L&B is one of my favorite stores. While now I am a blogger for them but going along with what I’ve said concerning Default, I’ve been a fan of there’s for a long time (years to be exact). The interactions I’ve had with both owners as well as their customer service over the time is everything a store should be, they treat their customers right.

For my outfit I paired the shirt with the latest pair of jeans from TORI TORRICELLI named the “Atlas Jeans”. While I am predominantly a blogger now that is on a budget, being in the group I was able to get a discount on the FATPACK before the April round of TMD even begins (which is where it will be at starting later today 04/05).

Going with a shade of blue for the shirt and the purple into an acid washed style of the jeans was just the right contrast to set the scene with the Kei Spot bed. Everything came together nicely and I’m really proud of the results of this scene/photo.

L&B SWEAR – Henley

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 28 different colors to choose from
  • Fitted for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt + Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Get it now at the L&B SWEAR mainstore!

TORI TORRICELLI – Atlas Jeans (Fatpack)

  • Original Mesh
  • Belt-Chain Add-On Included
  • HUD contains 30 denim color options, 5 chain add-on metal colors and 6 graphic prints
  • Fitted for Aesthetic (Enzo), Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Coming to The Men’s Department on 04/05/19

One last piece that I utilized that is not a new product but as a lock&tuft blogger I am going to give it some love because I myself love this hair. The “Ruined” hair has a bit of age on it but it still stands up to the test of time and there are not as many colors in the pack as their are in current hair products but there are still many staple colors that make it worthwhile.

This hair also comes with a blindfold which is not show here but it is meant for the kink crowd (as there are some rather naughty words printed on said blindfold). I like this hair because it’s a longer hair that’s just the right length and doesn’t cover my face for the type of shot I wanted to take here. I’m all for older releases of hairs and I’ve had this hair for a good while, obviously long before I began to blog for the store.

lock&tuft – Ruined Hair (FatPack)

  • Original mesh
  • 60 different hairs (3 different HUDs)
  • Blindfold version included
  • HUD for Blindfold contains 4 different sayings (8 colors per saying)
  • Grab it right now at the lock&tuft mainstore!

On that note I think I have covered all the things I wanted to cover and hope that a few people find this post useful and even potentially check out some of what I’ve blogged here. Blogging the items I enjoy is very much worthwhile and I believe in them or why would I blog them? So much great things out there right now events wise.

I’ll get to what I can so that you stay apprised of what’s out there in the virtual world. Until the next time I will catch you on the flipside!

 

Deep down it hides

 

POSE: LUSH Poses – Shinedown @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Towerblock Room
BED: Kei Spot – Love Bed @ ZodiacNEW

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – Ruined
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy v3.3
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario
BEARD: F u o e y – Ryan Beard @ Kinky EventNEW

SHIRT: L&B Swear (Store / MP) – Henley
JEANS: TORI TORRICELLI – Atlas Jeans @ TMDNEW

 

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[#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

[#574] This Is Gospel

‘Cause these words are knives and often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours
The fear, the fear of falling apart

Panic! At The Disco, ♫This Is Gospel

After realizing that I’ve been hitting Pose Fair super hard (which is still continuing because I’m insane) I also had to remind myself that there are still plenty of excellent things from The Men Jail to blog and get out there on the interwebs as well as a backdrop from Paparazzi that’s been needing my attention. Yes, I am also using a pose from Pose Fair so there are tons of awesome things here.

I’ll start off with the “Preach The Word” backdrop from Paparazzi which is what I would consider a techno church (that is the visual representation I am guessing). This part of the scene is what prompted me to use Panic! At The Disco’s “This Is Gospel” for the sounds of his entry. It is probably one of my top five songs done by the Brandon Urie led band (which sometimes is just him depending on if you know anything about its history). I found PATD’s music several years ago which I freely admit I’m a late adopter because I’d only heard “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” now and again but didn’t really look into them more until the track “Nine In The Afternoon” became a playable track on the Rock Band game series.

The neon in the backdrop nails the overall essence of the backdrop and truthfully I’m not trying to make any kind of religious statement or anything like that, I just love how this looks it worked with the idea I had and I ran with it just to clarify (even if I don’t really have to and I don’t feel obligated either).

Paparazzi – Preach The Word Backdrop:

  • Original Mesh build
  • Modifiable to suit photography needs
  • Lighting and neon glow built in
  • Currently for sale @ the Paparazzi in-world location

Starting out with the first item I have from The Men Jail I will go from top to bottom to make it easier for me. My hairstyle is from Letituier called “Deric” and the best way for me to describe it if I was asked is that it is a bit of a new age mop do. It has a futuristic vibe or perhaps a throwback to the 80’s feel to it but it is bunch up at the top of the head.

My description of hairstyles is likely not a benefit but I always figure at least the visuals give a better representation of what is being sold; I would also say for the people that like outside the box type hairstyles then Letituier is the way to go then. They are often at TMJ so I get to see the differences from one release to another and when I want to try something that isn’t your basic barbershop style it is a quick go to.

Letituier – Deric Hair:

  • Original mesh
  • 6 color HUDs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

There is at least one time to my memory that I recall featuring eyes by the brand, Gloom. I really do love eyes and the fact that it doesn’t matter if there’s tons of different stores out on the grid there is something for everyone. This store has also made quite a few appearances in previous rounds of TMJ and their eyes are totally worth blogging and letting people out there know they exist.

There are only a small handful of colors in this pack but I think what is offered in this pack will entice both those in the market for new peepers or those who like to dabble in role-play situations and want to give their fantasy look a bit of a boost. Also I think that Gloom having appliers for the major applier types helps as well because then no one is left out that might want to give them a try.

Getting a close-up of them was also important to me as well so that some of the detail could be seen. Farther back shots which I take when I want to get at least 3/4 of a pose that I’m blogging restricts getting a good view of the details as normally they wouldn’t be seen without getting extremely close in person either.

Gloom – Stargaze Collection:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, Genus and LeLutka (sold separately)
  • 9 colors to choose from (8 sold separately)
  • FATPACK also available
  • Left and right side applier HUD (can be mixed and matched)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The baggy pants I have on are a particular style that I have not worn probably in a good while, possibly even more than a year or longer but RL Fashion released the “Baggy Pants” for TMJ and with the Unleashed “Crewneck Shirt” I paired them with made up my full wardrobe. Wearing jeans and slacks is easy and you can find them at every event but to take a step out in baggies is to me one of those “straying from the usual lane” that I tend to fall under.

One thing I can say for certain is at least virtually I don’t have to worry about wind because with these pants I feel that it would be pretty drafty especially in the winter months that I’m experiencing so there is a bright side there. Another thing that I can say in the positive for RL Fashions is they do offer an good range of different colors of these pants which may make it difficult for potential buyers but they are very affordable and picking up more than one won’t break the $L balance.

RL Fashion – Baggy Pants:

  • Original mesh
  • 12 different fabric colors (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Grafica Poses has two releases for Pose Fair in the January round (one of which is a male standing pose pack and the other a male sitting pack, of which I’ve chosen the standing to blog). Diwedd is a excellent pose pack that is straight forward and doesn’t have extremely crazy moments and while there is nothing wrong with that I felt that putting my arms behind my back is not a position I pose myself in often. 2019 is for me going to be a year of doing different things whether it be different styles of clothing, poses, skins or whatever happens to not be something I do regularly.

This blog pack is precisely 10 poses (five poses with five mirrors) that have really good fluidity and there were several candidates that could have easily made the photo I took turn out different but intuition when it is strong will not usually steer you in the wrong direction. I like the arms positioned behind the body which could indicate fidgeting or uncomfortability. Though there are people out there that tend to feel or act that way in a church which makes sense as well.

I would have posted the pose key with the blog but after looking on Flickr and through different medias there was not one with all the poses on it (only just one with the store ad I saw). Taking a trip to the fair will allow the poses to be tested and that allows for flexibility with purchasing.

Grafica Poses – Diwedd Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses (5 mirror poses also included)
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

This certainly was a lot to get through and I did my best to keep from word vomiting as much as possible but for those readers that made it this far you get the tasty metaphorical pastry of your choice! Having this many things to talk about and make sure the right information is presented adds a bit of difficulty to the mix. Many probably skipped to the good part and went right for the credits and if I didn’t enjoy reading and came to this blog I’d likely do the same thing.

On that note though I will end things with those previously mentioned credits and take a small breather before working one the next blog that has actually already been photographed (during the mass photo session of this past weekend). More awesome things to feature and hopefully get people excited about as I am excited about them (or what would be the point of blogging them right?)

May the conversations keep flowing and hope that this inspires people to get creative or go on a great shopping excursion! Bye for now!!!

B


POSE: Grafica Poses – Diwedd @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Preach The Word

HAIR: Letituier – Deric Hair @ The Men JailNEW
EYES: Gloom – Stargaze Collection @ The Men JailNEW
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Unleashed – Crewneck Shirt
PANTS: RL Fashion – Baggy Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: DossiEr – Sneakers High Top Forever

[#573] Is That Alright?

Family dinners and family trees
Teaching the kids to say thank you and please
Know that if we stay together that things will be right

Lady Gaga, ♫Is That Alright?

October 17th, 2018…a day that truly changed everything for me. In the previous three to four months before that I had started sensing that change when my best friend returned after a long absence and before we knew it the romance that was put on hold for a terribly long time found a way to ignite once again. My trust in things like relationships and being with someone who knew me as much as I knew them was shaken to the core but even for those who don’t put much stock in fate I assure that things happen for a reason.

It is safe to say that this blog sometimes serves as a diary of sorts for my life and it seems odd to many that not even a year before I thought I was happier than I ever could be but without drudging up any harsh memories, I will say that it was a false reality and time showed me that. It is funny how sometimes it seems as if the universe tells you something and the early part of 2018 certainly was that wake-up call.

This could get super sappy quick so I’m going to try to keep it at a minimum so that I don’t kill anyone with the sweetness but the overall message I want to say is that the saying “If you love something let it go and if it is meant to it will come back to you” and that is very true. Brenna came back into my life and after five years we were able to finally have all we could have asked for.

Some relationships happen where a couple is together and gets married then divorces and somehow circles around back to one another and marries again. I am fortunate enough to say that I was able to marry Brenna twice while still being with her within a two month span. I know that seems super crazy but to explain better we had an improptu wedding on the 17th with just us and a small amount of family but on the 2nd of December we did it again in front of our family and friends in an amazing ceremony.

It was everything either of us could have asked for and beyond and the song which serves as the soundtrack for this blog entry is what we danced to at our reception as our first song and listening to it, the words and the meaning behind it rings true every day. There’s no one better that I’d share the virtual world with than the girl I met as a goofy ass teenager at a High School orientation.

Being that this is a blog more than it is a diary I should get to the point of things as much as I could sit here showing how over the moon I am, there’s still work to do. This blog should be fairly short (and sweet as I’ve already covered) because the main featured item is the wonderful couples pose from Ma Cheri that is a part of Pose Fair for January.

Brenna and I didn’t really have wedding pictures taken except the ones that were sent to us by guests so it felt really good to be able to take some and I’m sure we’ll do a few more because it’s fun to do. The “Flaunting” pose is what I could say is the both of us showing off that we are united as one with rings and all which I think is a very important part, the symbolism of the rings that is.

Ma Cherie – Flaunting Couples Pose:

  • Bento enabled pose (Bento capable viewer required)
  • Couples Poseballs in pack
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

2019 is going to be a good year and I know this because it’s started off great as I got to spend New Year’s Eve with Brenna and that is something that oddly means something to me. It may not happen every year from now on but the fact that it did as a couple speaks volumes to me and it makes me look forward to things that I didn’t before such as holidays.

Okay I started getting back into that mode again and I promise to chill out for the rest of this post. The suit I am wearing is from Lapointe & Bastchild which is a brand that has through the ages been a part of my wardrobe in one way or another from being apart of other weddings to wearing one of their tuxedos for my parents wedding which is why it was super important for me to wear one for this one as it is the last time that I will ever wear one as a groom.

The quality of L&B products is top notch and a reason they’d been one of my favorites for formal wear as well as their branching out into casual wear. Their customer service (while I have never needed it personally) is superb and they are very good to their customers which results in loyalty their brand.

On that note I believe it is time to wrap up this blog before I get lost in writing about happiness because having been on the opposite side of things I know that it can be a bit much to those who are not in a relationship. It’s not my intention to seem like I am gloating because I’m truly not it is just something that I can say happens to this magnitude.

I have been taking photos like crazy lately so it is safe to say that I will be back sooner than later with more great items (which by limiting the amount of new items I put in a blog has increased my post count but I make sure that the turnout is to my satisfaction or it doesn’t see the light of day). Until then I hope the conversations continue along with some great shopping trips.

B

POSE: Ma Cherie Poses – Flaunting @ Pose FairNEW

:: What I’m Wearing ::

HAIR: Burley – Ivar
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

OUTFIT: L&B Swear – Gage 3PC Suit

:: What Brenna’s Wearing ::

HAIR: TRUTH – Caralisa
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
BODY: Maitreya – Lara

DRESS: A Breakfast Convo. – Glacier Princess Gown
SHOES: Dead Dollz – Raquel Sandals

[#556] O’ Christmas Tree

O’ christmas tree
O’ christmas tree
How lovely are your branches

Billy Idol, ♫O Christmas Tree

Ideas tend to lead us places that we may not intend to go and that’s where I am finding myself with this blog entry. I was hoping to stray away from the winter scenery for a little longer but it just so happened that the “Lance Pose Set w/Props” from Animosity just came out at the Access event. I couldn’t help it but roam the wonderland known as Mesmeric Cove once again and depict myself getting a Christmas Tree instead of putting up one of those fake ones (gonna regret the needles though I bet).

I like that this pose set comes with the mesh tree and saw props which along with the bento poses make this a really nice set even if I’m not the biggest champion of holiday stuff this surely put a smile upon my face and helped me take a creative photo as well as a closeup.

Animosity Lance Pose Set w/Props features:

  • Bento enable poses (Bento capable viewer needed to use properly)
  • Mesh Tree and Saw props included for each applicable pose
  • 5 poses included (3 with alternate versions)
  • Exclusively @ Access until January 7th

Staying with the Access event, the really neat hat and hair I have on is from Modulus and is the “Lewis Hat & Hair”. I am very much a hat wearing person a lot of the time in the real world and have been for most of my teen years and adult life and the one thing about this product is that I tend to wear my caps backwards which is how this is styled. One thing I can tell you is that when I was growing up it was almost sort of frowned upon to wear it that way as it was inferred that you were a gang member but gladly that type of thinking went away because it’s hard for me to wear it the normal way now.

Modulus has quality products and I’ve said this many times but the truth is that the brand just keeps getting better and I think that the mesh cap for this hair is even better then the last cap that was created which truly shows that care is put into making these and just like with anyone in a chosen profession when you keep striving for excellence there’s nothing stopping you.

Modulus Lewis Hat & Hair features:

  • 100% Nex-Gen Alpha Mesh Hair and Hat
  • Hat texture HUD is included
  • 5 color packs + integrated color tinting
  • 40 color FATPACK option also available
  • Exclusively @ Access until January 7th

My wardrobe consists of the “Route 66” jacket/sweatshirt/flannel combination (aka the Canadian Tuxedo as I’ve been told) along with the “Distressed Jeans B” from HEVO. I figured these were a great look for someone cutting down a tree in a Paul Bunyon modern day scenario. Of course I don’t have a blue ox named Babe or any of that cool stuff but I think my overall look is good and hope others agree that it fits.

Now that I’ve done another outdoors pic, if I end up doing another one soon it probably won’t be as bad as I’ve made it out to be. Once ideas start to filter through I figure why let them go to waste and if I’m feeling creative then it will make for hopefully something magical. There are a lot of winter sims out there that I’ve likely not even found yet that have photographic spots that are a sight to behold and that I will want to capture.

Perhaps though it is time for me to put this entry to rest and consider what to do with the next one as this month is likely going to pick up very, very, soon with the events that I am part of and something new that’s on the horizon. I feel like 2018 has been the start of something fantastic for this website and blog and for my creativity and skills. It’s truly a great thing to be able to do this at the level I can do it at and for those that follow either out in the open or off in the distance a ways it is that appreciation that keeps me passionate.


LOCATION: Mesmeric Cove

POSE: Animosity – Lance Pose Pack w/Props @ Access EventNEW

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Lewis Hat & Hair @ Access EventNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #19 ✦ NEW / UPDATED
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Aitui – Route 66 – Fatpack
JEANS: HEVO – Distressed Jeans B [Blue]

[#555] Calling You

And I feel like I can fly when I stand next to you
So while I’m on this phone
A hundred miles from home
I’ll take the words you gave me and send them back to you

Blue October, ♫Calling You

As I said in the last blog I would likely not be posting another winter themed pic but that almost became a misspoken truth as I was wandering around and found a spot or two that I could have done something with but I don’t want to exhaust that well too quickly (least of all not in December already). I’ve once again found a nice spot within the I Am (SL) Amsterdam sim and got to make friends with a kitty (well of course logically that didn’t happen) and came away with a great pair of photos to put into this blog post.

I was a bit worried that with my outfit I wouldn’t be able to come up with a song to work as the soundtrack but with how everything work out I decided on “Calling You” by Blue October for two reasons: the first being that I felt my facial look was a tad like Justin Furstenfeld and the second was the words of the song have a meaning to me personally. I can see how it applies to the way I feel about my special someone and when your gut tells you to go on something you do it.

Man Cave ends tonight and I have a few items from the event that I think are really great and worth checking out before they head to their respective brands main store locations.

I’ll start out with the “Chase Hair” by Modulus not only because they are one of my brands but also most of the time I like to start from top to bottom when writing about products. This is a mid length release with some locks cascading in the front of the face (and there are left and right versions included to choose the best side to photograph from or the best way to make it realistic). I thought this really went well with the kind of grunge look I was going for (and I go to this style more often then not).

Modulus Chase Hair features:

  • 100% original nex-gen alpha mesh
  • Mirrored left or right versions
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated tinting
  • Fatpack with all 40 colors also available
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th

The other item from the event is the “Jersey” shirt collaboration from TonkTastic and Hermony. You’ll recall that the first batch of designs were a part of the November round of The Men’s Department which I previously blogged but for the Man Cave a new crop of fun designs have been added which can be put together by the HUD that comes with any of the shirts packs.

I am wearing the Broccozilla shirt because it tickled my funny bone and clearly was a fun design (and also reminded me a little of Groot from Guardians Of The Galaxy). I’ve said plenty of times before that when these two brands get together that magic happens and that is true because of all the releases that I currently own from them I find a way to put them into later blog entries or just wear them when I’m not in blog mode.

TonkTastic and Hermony Jersey Shirt (Man Cave) features:

  • Original mesh
  • 24 more designs to add to the original set of shirts
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni), SLink Physiqe and TMP male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until December 9th

It feels like a better time than any to get this blog posted so that anyone who wants to sneak into the Man Cave event before it closes can do so and take a look at some really great items that are for sure worth being brought into a respective wardrobe and also homes (for those decor items that are must haves). A new week has started which means that it is time for me to start thinking about what to do next for this site.

Also I’m still trying to figure out how to get better at ending blogs but until then I will just have to suck it up with the realization that it isn’t a strong suit of mine. Hopefully this week is filled with great events, shopping and good times across the grid and I will be back again soon with the next conversation.


LOCATION: I am (SL) Amsterdam

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1768

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Chase Hair @ Man CaveNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Hermony – Eyes of The Beholder #19 ✦ NEW / UPDATED
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Tonktastic & Hermony – Jersey @ Man CaveNEW
ARMWARMERS: Hilted – Boston Arm Warmers (Gray Knit)
JEANS: Deadwool – Broberry Jeans (Washed Pitch)
SHOES: FLI. – Fliverse Low Black

[#554] White Winter Hymnal

To keep their little heads from falling in the snow, and I turned ’round and there you go
And, Michael, you would fall and turn the white snow red as strawberries in the summertime

Fleet Foxes, ♫White Winter Hymnal

When on a roll the best thing to do is not to question things and just keep it going and so I am posting my second straight seasonal winter photo but this time I am not alone. I brought my wife along for the ride to watch me do crazy dumb stuff and hopefully not kill myself (which includes sledding off of a hill). We visited the wonderful location of Mesmeric Cove which is a seasonal sim run by two of our good friends, Yoshi and Duckie. I was already in the winter mindset and also had some fun things from The Men Jail that I thought I would feature so let me get started on that.

Kaju will be releasing the “Magnus Sweater” this weekend as part of the event and for anyone that is a fan of bulky, warm, sweaters this is the perfect thing. It has that cozy feel to it and is definitely something that would keep the body warm on a cold day (providing you have another shirt on underneath because trusting cold weather is not a smart choice).

There are plenty of options to choose from included in the FATPACK and this is sure to brighten the day of anyone who might happen to be an ugly sweater enthusiast as there are some really fun designs that can be purchased together or separate.

Kaju Magnus Sweater FATPACK features:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD with 10 changeable sweater designs
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and TMP male bodies
  • Coming to The Men Jail event on December 8th

Playing outside is usually a past time for kids but I can’t help myself with the “Sleddin Around” prop and pose set by Urban Mind Poses. This is the same store that made the Rhapsody Poses that I blogged from last months TMJ event and really liked and this set isn’t any different. It’s a lot of fun with a great set of poses and mesh sled that allows for fun winter photos like what I did in this blog post.

I’m fairly certain that after hopping that cliff my wife thinks I’m surely done for but most of the time I tend to land the right way which will allow me to have fun and blog another day haha!

Urban Mind Poses Sleddin Around Prop and Pose features:

  • Mesh sled prop
  • Sled prop contains 6 poses that can be adjusted via script
  • Poses included individually in pack as well
  • Coming to The Men Jail event December 8th

The last part of my haul for The Men Jail as it relates to this post are the “Drama Set” eyes by GLOOM. This is my first experience with the brand and while it is sometimes difficult to blog things such as eyes I hope that the closeup I captured helps you see that these eyes are pretty cool. One of the toughest things about eyes is making the choice of what color iris to wear and since this is a winter photo I ended up going with grey, it just seemed fitting to me.

These eyes are really detailed and they have to be seen for themselves honestly as I’m not even sure that I’m capable of capturing them but I certainly tried my best and I can say that with assurance.

GLOOM Drama Set Eyes features:

  • HUD includes 13 different iris colors
  • Applier HUDs available for CATWA, Genus Project, and LeLutka heads
  • Coming to The Men Jail event December 8th

That is just a little taste of what is in store for those who come to visit The Men Jail event which starts tomorrow. There are plenty more goodies from it that I’m excited to show over the course of the event in upcoming blog posts. I hope it motivates readers to take a look at what is available because I truly think there’s something for everyone at this event.

I’ve spent a bit too much time now with the this entry and the last outside so once again I’m going to get a warm beverage and spend time by the fire with my favorite person and start planning on what to do next as I search for the next conversation. Hope everyone has a great start to their weekend!


LOCATION: Mesmeric Cove

POSE & PROP: Urban Mind Poses – Sleddin Around @ The Men JailNEW
POSE: Image Essentials (Store / MP) – Polished ✦ Previously Blogged

What I’m Wearing

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Gloom – Drama Set @ The Men JailNEW
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard ✦ NEW
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SWEATER: Kaju – Magnus Sweater @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Bleach)

What She’s Wearing

HAIR: TRUTH – Teila (Dec VIP Gift) ✦ NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Lona
FACE: Glam Affair – Jenny
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.1

JACKET: Neve – Mine Houndstooth @ The Liason CollaborativeNEW
LEGGINGS: Blueberry – Julia Leggings ✦ NEW
BOOTS: Blueberry – Frank Boots (Ankle)