[#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

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[#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)

[#553] Snow (Hey Oh)

Went to descend to amend for a friend all the channels that have broken down.
Now you bring it up, I’m gonna ring it up – just to hear you sing it out.
Step from the road to the sea to the sky, and I do believe what we rely on,
When I lay it on, come get to play it on
All my life to sacrifice

Red Hot Chilli Peppers, ♫Snow (Hey Oh)

Now with it being December I felt like maybe now is a good time that I do some wintery photos and this is the start of that. After scouting several locations I stumbled upon SNOW FALLS at the Hrodas Fen sim. I’m not super huge on snow or winter because of the reality that I deal with on a consistent basis and lends to a lack of wanting to take these kinds of photos.

I feel like it is too early for me to start doing any kind of Christmas stuff yet as I would limit myself to the kind of songs I would use to base a blog on. This blog I decided to go with something super simple to correspond with the elements of the scene and “Snow (Hey Oh)” by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers works great for me as the sim is covered in the white powder.

Knowing the band though it’s probably a metaphor for something but I’m just going to stick with my interpretation.

Focusing singularly on one product I went with the “Tokyo Jacket” by Native Urban which is a hooded sweatshirt paired up with a jacket. This is a kind of style I would definitely use out in the real world because a lot of the time I live in these kind of sweatshirts and wear a jacket on top of them. The All Colors pack which is what I’m blogging has so many crazy customizations that I could go a long time without wearing the same style twice.

The way I styled the jacket was to give the appearance that I took the arms off of the jacket and wore it with the hooded sweatshirt to give the appearance that it was a vest; I like how it turned out and feel like it was a good move to show that with the HUD on the All Colors pack you can make these kind of things happen. It was a release at November’s TMD but I missed the cut on it but fear not it can be found at the Native Urban store as a recent release.

Native Urban Tokyo Jacket All Colors features:

  • Original mesh
  • 10 custom faces with 21 different colors in HUD
  • Logos can be turned on and off
  • Hood Add-On allows for both up and down versions
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) male bodies
  • Maitreya version also included for the ladies
  • Available now @ the Native Urban in-world location and marketplace

I paired the jacket with the Slim Fit Jeans in Indigo by the ::K:: brand along with the latest group gift pose set by Chat Noir. I was excited when I learned about the new gift as I really enjoy working with Chat Noir’s poses they tend to bring out about some good photos for me and I’m honestly proud of what I’ve accomplished with this one for being a winter picture (I don’t feel like I excel at them truthfully).

Lastly the beard I am wearing is a random find through Flickr of a brand called “f u o e y”. The style of the beard is just what I like and even though it is a new brand I thought I would give it a try and see if I can shine a little bit of a light on them so other guys who may like the same kind of things I do would be interested as well. It is for CATWA and Omega and comes with two versions with black or tintable options.

Hopefully this brand will produce other great beards and the store takes off which I hope I have success and a lengthy stay on the grid. Nothing is guaranteed of course but it’s always something to hope for to see someone do well.

This was more fun than maybe I anticipated but I will say that it is time for me to take my virtually frozen rear inside for some hot cocoa and start to pull together ideas for my next entry which will likely feature items from The Men Jail which opens for the December round this weekend. I wish the best for anyone who has found this site or for those who frequently come here. I truly do this for more than just myself because I hope to connect people to new brands as well as those who appreciate art.

Until I am back again with something new it’s onto the next conversation!


LOCATION: SNOW FALLS

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1003 ✦ Group Gift

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
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: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Tokyo Jacket
JEANS: ::K:: – Slim Fit Jeans (Indigo) ✦ Previously Blogged