[#608] There’s A Way From Here Believe

 

And I need you
To keep me here
I’m starting over again

TRUSTcompany, ♫The Fear♫

 

Hello again! I’m back once again with some cool things that I wanted to share with the interwebs and despite the fact that I’ve been on this blogging journey so long there are still some things that I feel I lack when it comes to photography. Close-ups to me are a slight weakness because I always want to include things from the background yet it takes away from being able to showcase certain items (such as eyes or facial tattoos).

For this reason, I made sure to capture some extreme close-ups for the two items in my look that can be found at Skin Fair. I’m starting out with the “XpReSS Ur Self” facial tattoo set from Lush. This facial ink is applied to your cheek and is unisex with 23 different words/phrases to pick from. I personally chose “Fearless” as a message to myself that when it comes to creating art virtually that I’ve been around long enough that being afraid of failing is not an option and even when setbacks occur that it simply takes brushing yourself off and hitting it harder will pay off.

It is my passion and determination that has helped me achieve great goals and allowed me to work with great stores and events.

Recently I blogged one of several items from Gloom (it was a shape for the LeLutka “Guy” head). In this blog I am featuring the “Pills Collection” eyes that I find to be very excellent quality and in one of a few moments that I didn’t select to feature blue eyes. I like how the honey ones look and it fit with the rest of my visasge well.

Lush – XpReSS Ur Self Facial Tattoo

  • Unisex facial tattoo
  • 23 different words/phrases
  • Applier HUDs for Catwa, Genus, LeLutka and Omega branded heads (sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

Gloom – Pills Collection

  • 7 different iris colors
  • Normal and larger pupil appliers included
  • HUDs for Catwa, Genus and LeLutka (sold separately)
  • Exclusive to Skin Fair until 03/24/19

To give you a better idea of what these items look like, here’s a close-up for more detail.

Most already know by now that Catwa has released a new male head which is named “Gac” after the well known Stray Dog owner, Gac Akina. With it being brand spanking new, there haven’t been any skins created for it as of yet so I am wearing a recent male release from Session Skins “Damian”. Gac has a very strong jawline with an edgy look to it and I played just a little with the included shape and the results are appealing (at least to me).

This release dropped just right before Skin Fair opened and could have been part of the event but with the “Jade” head also coming out at the same time, us fellas lucked out to not have to fight the massive traffic of the event to get our hands on the head. I am looking forward to seeing what skin creators come up with to make this handsome face even more so.

This is about all the time I have for this post as it is short, sweet and to the point. Don’t worry though as I’m sure I will be back sooner than anticipated with more fun things that I’ve discovered. Until next time….see yaaaaaa!

 

Take me in
I’m yours again
For awhile – just like the first time

 

LOCATION: Candlewood

POSE: WRONG – BENTO Male Poses – 36

HAIRBASE: Birth – Buzzcut
HEAD: CATWA – Gac v3.2 ✦ NEW
EYES: Gloom – Pills Collection @ Skin FairNEW
SKIN: Session Skins – Damian (Tone 02)
TATTOO: LUSH – XpReSS Ur Self @ Skin FairNEW

TANKTOP: flow – SK Tank Top 03

 

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[#597] In The Garage

I’ve got an electric guitar
I play my stupid songs
I write these stupid words
And I love every one
Waiting there for me
Yes I do, I do

Weezer, ♫In The Garage

My apologies to those that might check the site for new content but this last week has been a bit hectic for me but it’s not for bad reasons at all. Usually I am not much for talking about things outside of my photos or certain themes but this is worth talking about in my mind. Our family has been looking to expand and that can often be scary in some instances but in mine and Brenna’s case it’s been pretty awesome.

Alyx (who we also call Elijah) has been a part of our lives for about a week now and sometimes I find it hard to connect with people but this young man is nearly a mirror of me in the fact that we both enjoy graphic work, movies and a whole bunch of other pop culture stuff that makes this seem much like fate (which not everyone believes in). I am not gonna get too much into things right now but I’m enjoying getting to spend time with and even get creative with him.

So what do two nerds that are creative do when they have a little free time? Well they get together and set up a photograph and I get to share my blog process with someone that is interested in it…definitely a win/win in my book.

Alyx introduced me to a new location called Midnight Glory which I would say is a photography sim with a lot of different mechanics to it to allow photo takers and bloggers to roam around and find an interesting spot within the design and being new to it, I told him to find a spot he really liked and it just happened that he has a good eye and it worked to my advantage. The area he found (a garage full of nerd stuff) prompted me to come up with the soundtrack to the post right away.

“In The Garage” has been a jam (I almost could say an anthem) for me for over 20 years and has lots of nerdy and geeky elements in both the verses and chorus. Making references to X-Men comic book characters to even members of the band kiss…but what really hit home is the opening verse talking about a “Dungeon Master’s Guide” which is what Dungeons and Dragons players have used for decades to tell stories of wizards, warriors, and mythic creatures. I was one of those who at the time when it wasn’t such the in thing to do got together with my friends on weekends (and once in a great while on a school night) and we’d have a blast rolling dice and trying to get through a story.

Continuing on with the theme of nerd power, my hair style is an homage to one of the best survival horror games of all time, “Resident Evil 2” which was re-released not long ago as an updated version which current generation graphics. Modulus released the “Leon Hair” at the beginning of the month at the FaMESHed event to commemorate and immortalize it in our virtual leg of the world.

I really like how the hair is parted and sweeps over the eyes without directly falling over them; I also have to say that it really excited me to see this because it was definitely a game I spent a lot of time on back when it was first released. Leon S. Kennedy was a character I grew very fond of and thought of as being a hero and relatable.

Modulus – Leon Hair

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 Tone Color Pack HUDs + Integrated Tinting
  • 40 Color FATPACK also for sale
  • Left and Right mirrored versions included
  • Exclusive to FaMESHed until 02/25/19

After putting my look together (I didn’t take the photo for this blog right away so I’ve been wearing it for a bit), I was told that I was wearing a Canadian Tuxedo (again). This is not something I consider an issue as virtually I consider myself equals parts Irish and equals part Canadian so wearing this type of attire is my birthright right?

Cold-Ash’s newest release the “FLYNN Denim Jacket” is a major reason why I would suggest a shopping trip to The Men’s Department. I didn’t realize how much this jacket fit in with my overall theme until probably just now because these kind of jackets while still fashionable now were a big thing back in the 90’s which my mindset has been in during this entire blog process.

One of the features I like best about this jacket is that you do have the option to wear it with a built-in hooded sweatshirt or with a regular shirt; to me that makes it worth it just in that respect. Outside of the FATPACK, the event has 6 denim versions to purchase but if you want the best deal and all the options to change the color of the hoodie or shirt you are wearing with it, getting the whole shebang as they say is well worth it.

Cold-Ash – FLYNN Denim Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • 3 Variations (Jacket Solo, Jacket with Hoodie or Jacket with Shirt)
  • 6 Denim Choices (+1 Fatpack Exclusive)
  • 8 Hoodie Colors
  • 8 Shirt Colors
  • Fitted for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusive to The Men’s Department until 02/28/19

Alyx is wearing the latest hair from lock&tuft called “no joke” that is currently available at Shiny Shabby; Alyx is the creator and own of the brand as well. It’s not often that I have conversations with anyone that in turn inspire products that are brought to life within very little time as this hair has. We got to talking about hair styles and I had thrown out the idea for this style and he was willing to give it a shot; it is now at one of the big monthly shopping events for everyone to enjoy.

I will also be wearing this hair myself in an upcoming post but the idea will take some time to put together but I promise that it will be quite a bit of fun.

The quality of the hair is top notch and I can say this without bias as I’ve blogged the brand before these recent events and the color options and how things fit are definitely another reason to shop this store as there are many styles not just for men but also for women as well as unisex styles that will worth both ways. Longer messy styles are definitely in my wheelhouse of interest and I think Alyx’s overall look that he’s put together is pretty dang rad as well if I say so myself (and I do!)

lock&tuft – No Joke

  • Original unrigged mesh
  • Resizeable upon click
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusive to Shiny Shabby until 03/16/19

On that note I feel like there are a lot of credits that have gone into this blog and getting through them to make sure that I’ve crossed my t’s and dottied my i’s is definitely going to take a moment which makes it that time to get this blog ready to post and start getting ready for the next one as I have been rather lethargic this week when it’s come to posting; the month is short enough as it is and I’ve still got some important things I want to share.

I want to say a big thank you to Alyx for joining me on this ride and we had a very good time. This was definitely the beginning of quite a few collaborations in the future if this is any indication because I enjoy working with others when ideas come to mind and with those I have worked with it has been nothing but great times and memories.

So long for now and enjoy the rest of the weekend!


LOCATION: Midnight Glory

POSE: RK Poses – Guys’ Time

MY STYLE

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Leon Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

JACKET: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – FLYNN Denim Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) Sobek Sneakers @ TMDNEW

ALYX’S STYLE

HAIR: lock&tuft (Store / MP) – No Joke @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Stanley v3.2
SKIN: Stray Dog – Nate (Tone 01)
BEARD: Magnificent – Faded Hipster Stache & Beard – Sun
BODY Signature – Gianni v4.6

SHIRT: Bonobo By Sallie – Today’s Basic Sweater
PANTS: flow – Cose Laces Pants

[#367] So Let’s Start Over…

I feel so mad
I feel so angry
I feel so callous
So lost, confused, again

I Feel So” –  Box Car Racer  ♫Listen

Hello and welcome back! Glad to see that you’ve come to take a look at the next entry in the ever growing space I like to call “These Conversations Kill”. I have a little bit of everything going on in this one, a bit of this and that if you will. Sometimes I don’t always have the inspiration for the work I do before I shoot the photos and that makes it difficult much like when a musician has words but no music to put it with. That was the case with this but as I was kind of going through different thoughts and themes I came across on of my old favorite side projects of Tom Delonge of Blink-182 fame. I am actually a fan of all of the projects the guys in Blink have done but one of my favorites is Boxcar Racer. It seems to have just come out at a time in my life that it really resonated with me and has been something I cherish and go back and listen to every now and again. I’m glad I’ve found use for it in this medium as well.

I was not able to get it done in time but the skin that I’m wearing originally appeared at the Limit8 event but was not one of the limited items so I would like to say that if it is not in the main store, it should be soon. The “ERWIN” skin from STRAY DOG is really a handsome devil. In the package you get two different HUDS (one with eyebrows and one without so you can use your own). Each one has an option of a regular face or freckles if that is something that suits you visually.

For my hair, I dug out an old favorite that I haven’t worn in a while and thought it worked for the mechanic look that I was going for. Longer and somewhat messy looking is the Jakob from Damselfly. I bought the variety pack for this because I like having the basic tones just in case I’m feeling like trying something different than my usual blacks or browns.

I made it pretty easy with the wardrobe this go round, however, the unfortunate part is at the moment flow. does not have an in-world store and the “Air Jumpsuit” is not quite yet up on their marketplace location. It originally appeared at the ULTRA event for April but has already since closed. This package in its original form (when it becomes available on the marketplace it may change) is a Fatpack and is fitted for the [SIGNATURE] Gianni body only and has 4 different colors included (Black, Blue, Green, and Red).

On my feet are the “Chris” sneakers from PARKER. These were originally a part of the March round of n21 and somehow got lost within my closet…whoopsy! I managed to get them out of the box and slapped them right on my feet and off to work I went. The full pack of shoes comes with a HUD that you can change the various parts of the shoe which makes it a practical value considering if you did get more than one you would probably come close to the price anyway.

I’ll confess I am not much of a decorator and find it pretty hard most times to put a scene together without it taking a large amount of time. Though when I found myself looking at the shopping guide for the Draftsman event I saw a bunch of things that peaked my interest and I was off and running. NOMAD has up for sale the “AUTO REPAIR SHOP” which is a nice garage with an office and with the right items could be fully stocked and used for any kind of community or role-play situation.

The “Damien” Pose set from An Lar Poses is one that was first available at this years Pose Fair which has now since concluded; has 6 different poses with mirrors which I find handy if you favor a certain side photographically.

Now that you know what has all gone into what you see visually, I’ll kindly leave you with the credits so you can venture to the stores and events so you can give things a look yourself and find what best works for you! I look forward to our next encounter but until then as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRDamselfly – Jakob
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ Go&See – Mountain ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Dark Style Fair 4
FACESTRAY DOG – ERWIN (COTTON)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

JUMPSUIT⊱ flow . Air Jumpsuit ♯ Currently Unavailable
SHOES:PARKER: CHRIS SNEAKERS

BUILD⊱ NOMAD // AUTO REPAIR SHOP ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Draftsman
CHEST[Con.] The Garage Collection – Tool Chest †

Item is Gacha Machine Prize


an lar [poses] The Damien Series

[#214] Have We Lost Ourselves?

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We want more than this world’s got to offer
we want more than the wars of our fathers

SectionHeaders_TLv2HAIR/HAT[INK] CHINO CADET CAP – Blonde-07
HEADCATWA HEAD Jackson
EYES⊱ .ID. Attraction Eyes – FATPACK // @ TMD
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

OUTFIT⊱ flow .  Dishyoutfit // @ Marketplace
BOOTS[Deadwool] Desert Boots – Black

POSE⊱ XXY – Attitude (4) //NEW◇ @ M.O.M

SectionHeaders_TIv2Meant To Live” – SwitchfootListen/View

[#105] Be A Simple Kind Of Man

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“Take your time…don’t live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass”

The_Look

SKIN: Clef de Peau – Jay T2 Regular Skin {Appliers Included}
EARS: [MANDALA] SIMPLE EARS HUTUU
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Grip
HAIR: ::Exile:: Give Away Your Secrets (Naturals)
FACIAL HAIR: -dDx- 5pm Shadow – Brown {Marketplace}

TIED SWEATER: flow. Sweatshirt T – Tied Around Waist – 01
JEANS/BOOTS: ISON MAN – Jumper Set (Sky) *NEW* {@TMD}

SUNGLASSES: *  S O R G O – AKIRA Shades / BLACK

LAWNMOWER: BALACLAVA!! Push Lawn Mower – Navy *NEW* {@SOU by Creation.jp}

The_Influence

Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd {Listen/View}