[#477] Root Of All Evil

You point your finger and play the victim
So take your best shot
Release the pressure

CFO$ (feat. Incendiary, ♫Root Of All Evil

For those who know me pretty well could tell you that I’m a fan of professional wrestling, I have been for a very long time. There’s always one time of year that excites me more than any other and that’s when it’s time for WrestleMania. I’ve seen every single one of them (the first few I was a bit young but when I was old and had access to them, I watched them and have watched most of them multiple times). I could probably go on forever about it but that would probably bore the non fan to death and that’s not really what I’m here for.

However, with that said, this particular blog post is an homage to one of my current favorites that is a part of World Wrestling Entertainment’s third brand, NXT. I patterned my look and the scene after a man named Aleister Black. I’ve always been a fan of the characters that seem to have a bit more edge to them and embrace their inner darkness and he does it to near perfection (as nothing is perfect). With every video or interview I have seen, I’ve become more and more of a fan and I believe people should check things out for themselves and base their own opinions so if you are a fan of sports entertainment (I still prefer the word wrestling) and you are not familiar with this man…google or youtube are definitely the perfect source for more.


For the second blog entry in a row I kept things simple and focused on one shot from the scene and made sure that it came out the best that it could and what you see above is the choice that was the winner. I definitely shoot more than one angle but I always go with the best angle that just gives me that feeling that it is the right choice.

The backdrop in the scene is from Anxiety (who doesn’t love their backdrops?) I thought that this definitely fit the darker tone that I was looking for and just in case anyone has any questions in their head, I’m not devil worshipping or anything like that. I’m merely meditating in a quiet and ominous cavern to tame my restless mind and focus my energies.

My outfit is purely L&B both the suit jacket and the slacks are a part of what is now being sold as a set. When the suit jacket came out a month or so ago at FaMESHed, I already had the slacks from a previous purchase so I was able to just pick up the jacket on its own but for those of you who do not own either of them, it’s a deal as a package and I’d recommend it. Quite a few color options in the included HUDs (the one that is for the jacket gives you the option to chance not only the color of the jacket but also the shirt and tie).

Last but not least is the pose which is from my friends at Image Essentials. The “Stretch” is a set of five yoga inspired poses and when I saw the meditation pose I knew that was the final and very awesome cherry on top of this scene sundae. As far as setting the mood goes, this definitely hit the top of the scale and came out how I had seen it in my head.

There are plenty more new things for me to blog this week which is now about half over so I’m going to get back to that and wrap this entry up and get you to the good part (the credits). For those of you who might be new to the blog and want to follow or get a hold of me, the social media contacts are to the right in the side panel. I always enjoy hearing from people if they have a song they’d like me to use as a soundtrack to a post I’d be more than happy to look into it.

Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: –FABIA– <Tomas> Natural Tones
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: [theSkinnery] Hallford Brows Style 1 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Nivaro – Rugged ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: WOLVES /// BEARD V1 /// ✦ No Longer Available
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

SUIT JACKET: L&B – Edge Business Suit Jacket
PANTS: L&B Swear – Slacks ✦ Previously Blogged

BACKDROP: Anxiety – Catacomb

POSE: Image Essentials – Stretch

[#423] Here Without You

I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind
I think about you baby
And I dream about you all the time

Here Without You♫ – 3 Doors Down

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting photos from an in-world location called IASWAS. I figured it was time for me to go visit and see if it inspired me for a scene and the results of it are what you are about to see here. I didn’t expect to get immersed in fall/winter scenery this early but with most land locations changing their seasonal looks, it’ll be a more and more of a task for me to avoid it unless I find inspiration indoors.

When going through the settings as I was doing the photography for this blog entry I had a tough time trying to decide on a windlight that would work well with my surrounds. Rarely if ever do I use the one specified by the sim itself just out of habit, not like they are bad or anything like that. I just tend to stray away from that kind of thing. I ended up choosing a wintery one because of having the snow drifted mountains in the background.

Winter can bring about feelings that we may normally not have in warmer months. Sometimes people feel lonelier when the temperature drops and the the holidays bring about certain things in people as well. I think that’s a big part of the reason why I went with the song choice I did because I think we all miss someone this time of year, even people who are right there in front of us. Don’t ask me to explain it as I believe it is simply something bigger than myself.

Now that you seen different angles and closer looks of what I’m wearing you can take a little trip to the different stores and events I’ve gone to and put this look together. Also do not forget to take a trip to IASWAS because it is really a nicely put together place to explore and even take photographs. I’ll certainly be stopping by there again to seek out another location to create another scene. This was a fun adventure and I look forward to seeing you for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- <Rich> @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
For a second look in a row I brought this beanie back to show you one of the other looks that you could get with this product. This is the longer hair version but there is also a shorter hair than this as well as the non hair version you saw in my last entry. I really like the options FABIA made available with this release. Great for winter or for those who wear beanies all the time.

HEADCATWA – Daniel
EYESAG. Lucent Eyes

FACE⊱ Modulus – Jonah Skin (Catwa) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
Hipster Men’s Event has a lot of variety as far as events go and as a part of my partnership with Modulus, I’m featuring this skin which is available in five tones with appliers for CATWA and LeLutka brand heads. With the last Modulus release I used the LeLutka head so I figured this time I’d give CATWA Daniel some love for a change. The applier itself has an option for hair and brows singly or together as well as an option to have neither of them for a clean and hairless canvas to apply your own favorite brows, hair, and beards to.

BODYBelleza – Jake

COATLenox Adept Coat
In previous looks I wore the Wool sweater which this coat is tailored to work with. They were originally a part of a past round of TMD (October if I remember correctly). I have a preference to longer coats (mid-length like this to trench coats) and the craftsmanship of this item is very well done. I couldn’t help but purchase the FATPACK when I bought it because I knew I’d really enjoy wearing this in other colors.

COMPATIBLE With: Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature and TMP male bodies.

SWEATERLenox Wool Sweater

JEANS[Deadwool] Broberry Jeans – Washed Lapis
Yet another FATPACK I couldn’t resist at the time, I’ve only worn perhaps two of the pairs of jeans in this set. It felt like the right choice to go with a brand that I’ve enjoyed since their inception. There are still more denim colors left for me to use so who knows when you’ll see these great jeans pop up again.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Fitmesh (Two Sizes), Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

BOOTS⊱ {kokoia} Gangsta @ TMDNEW
You may know about my addiction for low-top sneakers but it seems like I very well may have an addiction for most shoes in general. I am picky when I need to be but it something looks good and I know it will look good on me then I won’t hesitate to make sure that I own it. These low boot styled shoes are well detailed and are very stylish. There are 5 different colors to choose from (both in base and laces) via a color changing HUD. I would recommend these for not only casual wear with jeans but they could also work in dressier situations.

COMPATIBLE With: Adam, Belleza, Signature and SLink male bodies.

Photo taken @ IASWAS

Animosity – Xion (Bonus Pose)

[#422] This Time Of Year

Well, there’s a football in the air
Across a leaf blown field
Yeah, and there’s your first car on the road
And the girl you’d steal

– ♫This Time Of Year♫ – Better Than Ezra

 

The fall bug has hit the pages of These Conversations Kill for another year. This being the first time that I’ve done a seasonal scene in 2017 but I wanted to make sure I got this in before any other weather started to take over. I’d had this idea formulated in my head since last year but the time just rolled by me and it became too late in my mind to try and put it together.

After waiting a year I finally was able to get it off of my list of ideas and into virtual reality photography. The honest truth is I think it turned out better than I expected because not every bit of the look I chose for this was around at that time. Much of these items being recent releases as of the last month or two. Some of them even just having come out.

As the Thanksgiving Holiday approaches many families will get together and go out into their yards or a nearby park and play a little catch or touch football. I thought I would try capturing that feeling with the pose set that I am using. I think all of the items I pulled together to create this made the feeling a little magical as I was taking the photos and listening to the song that inspired me to do the session in the first place.

Once again I was on location and revisited a place where I’d done photos at before but it was a while ago and I do not recall it having a fall theme to it. The Mill is a very photogenic spot and a great place to explore even if you are not a photographer. It’s a very peaceful place and right now it is a very fall-centric spot for those of you who enjoy beautiful colors of autumn.

MESANGE has given me the privilege of featuring the “Solunis Eyes” for this entry as they are a part of the list of designer’s that feel I am worthy enough to review their products. These eyes are certainly very colorful and I’ll give more of my thoughts on them in the style credits below.

The eyes are a part of the Hipster Men’s Event which I’ve also had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the current November round. Lots of great poses, clothing, and accessories to be had, one of which is the FABIA “Rich” Hair/Beanie combination. With the weather becoming more chilly, wearing a hat like this would certainly keep a person comfortable.

I hope you’ve found something you’re interested in checking out for yourself while browsing this post. There’s plenty of shopping to be done and a lot of great events currently running and I will be looking to give you coverage on them as well in upcoming installments of this blog. Thank you for sharing in this adventure with me it’s been a lot of fun. Stay true to yourself and I look forward to the next adventure.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ -FABIA- @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW
I’m sure you’re likely wondering why I would list this item as hair when in the photos you clearly see that it is just a beanie. Well my friends this is more than just a beanie, there are three versions of this beanie (the one you see in these photos and two others with different hair lengths). I may actually wear this again to show you one of the other versions. I purchased the FATPACK which for the amount of colors you get is worth the price tag if you are someone like me who doesn’t always stay with the same hair color all the time. There are 5 different color packs if you decide not to get them all and they all come with the 3 styles of beanie and a HUD to change the color of the beanie.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea v 3.1

EYES⊱ MESANGE – Solunis Eyes @ Hipster Men’s Event ♯ NEW
As I mentioned above, I have been given the opportunity to review this item which was recently released at Hipster Men’s Event. There are 15 different eyes to choose from and can be purchased together in a FATPACK complete with a HUD; there are also regular mesh eyeballs in the package. These eyes are compatible with any Omega enabled eyes (Catwa, LeLutka etc…)

FACEStray Dog – Cody T2
BEARDBeusame // Beard V50
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRTetham – Andrew Tee w/ Sweater
Previously released at an event, this shirt (well honestly I’d call it more of a shirt with a sweatshirt underneath) has a lot of different color options. I purchased the FATPACK which comes with a HUD that allows you to color both of the shirt and the sweatshirt. This is definitely perfect for those people who aren’t quite ready to bring the winter coats out of the closet.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, NX-Nardcotix, Signature, SLink and TMP male bodies.

PANTSYACK – Lazaro

SHOESFLI. – Suede Black Gum Canvas
I previously have worn these shoes before in other blogs but I wanted to state that they have been updated to fit the Belleza male body. They are really awesome low-top sneakers and honestly one of my favorite kinds to be released in the past year as they resemble some that I own in the real world.

COMPATIBLE With: Belleza, Signature, SLink and Classic male bodies.

Photo taken @ The Mill

{NanTra} Touchdown
This pose set comes with 6 different action poses depicting the game of American football. While they are really meant to be used in a setting with where there is a real field and uniformed players, I managed to make them work for the idea that I envisioned when putting this scene together. I think they can definitely also be used for other types of football photos as well.

Excellently made but to give a brief warning, they are not Bento enabled as they were created before it was released.