[#449] I Came In Like A Wrecking Ball

We clawed, we chained our hearts in vain
We jumped never asking why
We kissed, I fell under your spell.
A love no one could deny

β™«Wrecking Ballβ™« – Miley Cyrus

Once in a while an idea will pop into my head that seems a bit insane or maybe even ridiculous but it sticks into my head until I have no choice but to try and work it out virtually. So this idea actually came out of a different idea and for the sake of if I manage to ever get that one done I’m going to keep it close to the vest. The reason why I put this blog together was to do something different and maybe even make people laugh.


FOXCITY is one of those pose stores that kinda has a little bit of everything…poses, backdrops and things of that nature and being a member of their VIP group has certainly been a treat. Not everything is something I could use in any type of photo but when you find gems like their “Wrecking Ball” pose prop it just instantly brings ideas into your head. My first thought was “I want to emulate Miley Cyrus” as a bit of a gag but was not entirely sure how to compile a look until I started to scour some shopping guides for different events.


I wanted to find a similar background to what was used in the video shoot for the song but I couldn’t really find anything passable so I found the next best thing: a backdrop with steps all made of cement. One of the things I knew for sure is that I wouldn’t be photographing any walls so I didn’t have to worry about what was on either side of me. I lined up my shots and found a pretty suitable windlight (which I overlayed a bit in post processing and it turned out so much better) and got to work.

Hipster Men’s Event has been open for about a week or so and I had the newest Modulus hair from the event to review which fit amazingly into this shot. It came out to looking pretty close to the hairstyle she had in the video which meant I killed two birds with one stone and didn’t have to find a different hair. You’ll find out more details about the hair down in the credits below.


In the above photo you get a little bit better look of the “Johnny” hair from Modulus; I can’t stress enough how well it worked out for my idea. Things like that don’t always fall into place as easy as you’d like them to so I’ll take a small victory like this.

Now that Man Cave is finished for it’s current round I’m starting to spread out items from Men Only Monthly and Hipster Men’s Event that I’ve gathered in the past couple shopping trips. I’ve been doing more of a selective shopping thing lately as I get items that I am going to use pretty much right away so they don’t sit in my closet or get forgotten and end up being wasted as some items I started to find as I’ve slowly been doing a bit of rearranging have been items I never opened and are dated and not useful to me presently which means wasted opportunity and money that could have went to something else.


Here is a closer look at the skin (Clef de Peau) I am wearing and also the lipstick (::frosting::) that I wasn’t sure if I should use or not but I figured that I was already doing something out of my normal and kept it on. Blogs like these have shown me that I can have fun with the photos and ideas that come into my head and not every one of them is serious, sad, or even at times a bit violent.

In summary of today’s blog I really can step out of my normal zones of comfort to show a different side of my creativity (even if it’s bordering on parody). This is definitely one of the reasons why blogging can be rewarding when at times it seems to be a lot of work (and it is in ways). This was a bit of fun and brought me joy to be able to share it with the world wide web.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Johnny Hair – BLONDES ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

I have it on good authority that this is the second hair inspired by Johnny Depp (from his younger years such as when he was a part of the 21 Jumpstreet cast…if you have no idea what it is google or check it out on youtube!) 25 colors in all to choose from which you can get separately in 5 different color packs (Blonds, Browns, Monochrome, Reds, and Vibrants) or purchasing a valuable FATPACK with everything. This hair is suited to go with the Jai hairbase which you can find at the Modulus main location.

HEAD: LeLutka – Andrea v 3.1 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

FACE: Clef de Peau.- Aaron T1 (Baby Face) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

Some time has passed since my last time wearing a Clef de Peau skin and I thought it was time to do so after I demonstrated this product at the Hipster event; it also gave me reason to bring out my LeLutka HUD which has been used sparingly as of late. The “Aaron” skin is also available for those of you with CATWA heads (Daniel and Victor preferably) as well with several different options. The applier has the choice between the regular skin or what is called “Baby Face” which is a more youthful version with smoother features. There is also options for eyebrows and a bruise (or you can choose between one or the other).

LIPSTICK: ::frosting:: Matte Lips – Autumn

Trying to pull the faux Miley look off was something I knew would be a task and I thought really hard about whether or not I wanted to use lipstick. I tried to figure out how to change the color of my lips through the LeLutka HUD but failed so I did some looking and found this item on the MP. Four different shades to choose from with applier HUDs for CATWA, LeLutka, and Omega included.

BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔒𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔢 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔀𝔀𝔒𝔑

TANKTOP: ExalteD – Running Tank – White ✦ NEW @ M.O.M

For a second straight blog I find myself wearing a product by ExalteD but why not? They certainly make quality products that would please just about any fella out there. While this may not be a style of tanktop I would wear all the time or wear in a public setting I do think it is unique and it fit the vision I was aiming for as Ms. Cyrus in the video was wearing a sort of crop top and this was almost exactly it right to the detail with an extra added part of it being pulled up for some added spice.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza and Signature mesh bodies.

BOXERS: -NU- Lennon Underwears (White) ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event

In a sense I feel almost like an underwear model wearing these and it is not often that I run around doing shoots without pants or regular shorts. The one thing I truly believe that Native Urban did right with this is they chose to sell these as a complete pack instead of selling them in single packs or in packs arranged by color type. The price point for these is consistent with what I feel is worth the purchase. If you like lounging around in your skivvies, you have 15 different choices to work with in solids and pattern form. There is something for all types of fellas in this pack and the nether regions are nicely proportioned and not over-accentuated.

ℭ𝔬π”ͺπ”­π”žπ”±π”¦π”Ÿπ”©π”’ π”šπ”¦π”±π”₯: Belleza, Signature, and SLink mesh bodies.

BACKDROP: Po^Z Mesh – Concrete Staircase

This backdrop is just as advertised: a concrete staircase build that you could use for a variety of different scenes that you might come up with. The construction of this item is well done and it really helped make this photo shoot shine by giving me a great addition to go with the pose prop. I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled for more items from this brand because you never know what might be useful.

FOXCITY. Wrecking Ball Bento Pose (M+F) ✦ π”Šπ”―π”¬π”²π”­ π”Šπ”¦π”£π”±

One of the main reasons this blog entry came to be. When I was looking at the different group gifts I saw this and thought that I could definitely make use of it. It has the included pose prop with a pose for both men and women but also has the poses individually included just in case you may have a project that you want to use them with and you do not need the pose prop.

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[#439] No Reason

The actions misleading
The words have no meaning
and leave it further still

β™«No Reasonβ™« – Dry Kill Logic

It’s 2018…just a few days in and here’s the first transmission from yours truly for These Conversations Kill. I feel like I started out on an edgier note with this first entry but I feel like as the world continues to change in whatever way, sometimes doing different things is a necessity. This post came about when I came across one of the main pieces of the scene, the Choices backdrop by FOXCITY. It poses a great question that many of us are probably stuck in the middle of every day.


Build or Destroy… I think that is likely a central theme in 2018 and likely beyond. Personally I believe the world has been destroyed little by little every day without any consequence or regard. I’m not stating it to try and be political because it’s not only politicians who are part of this, it is every single person and likely even myself included. In my mind this year is one I want to improve upon…to build. To help build myself towards something better and help build those up around me and to strengthen the chain.


For the last several entries I’ve been employing some newer skills that I learned in my creative process and I feel like it is helping me with the little bit of a block that I had for several months. Maybe with these new things it will help me create even better photos that not only tell a story like I’ve done since day one but also help those who design the items I am featuring prosper better as well.

Trying to stay on track here, I want to encourage all you fellas that are fans of Clef de Peau to go to their store and pick up the great gifts that have been left for members of the in-world group. If you like what you see and are NOT a member, it’s easy all you have to do is sign up when you reach the store (the taxi will be in the credits below).Β  I’m not sure which item out of the three I’m excited about the most. The baggy pants are really great and the shirt with the skulls on it is really cool as well. There is another shirt included in the gifts that has a design on it as well but the skulls spoke to me more even though I did like the other design as well.


A new (and the second) round of The Men’s Jail is coming up soon and I am proud to say that the feature is the “Blackbridge Bracelet” by {Q-Essentials}. What some of you might not realize is that the principal owner and creator of the brand is also my father. Seeing his work in an event like The Men’s Jail puts a smile on my face as I know how hard he works to try and build his brand much like I do trying to build upon each entry of These Conversations Kill. This is why I had to feature the bracelet and not because it is from my father’s store, it’s because I think it’s awesome and think you’ll enjoy it too once the event opens and you have the opportunity to take a look/get your hands on it.

Well everyone I feel like it is time for me to wrap this up; I hope everyone had a safe and prosperous entry into the new year. I look forward to seeing what the next chapter will bring and the adventures to come.

I hope you will join me for them.

Onto the next conversation….Sincerely,

Brennan Q. Reinerman

HAIR: No.Match – No Bling

This hair was originally purchased during a round of Cosmopolitan and I had ideas for it to be used in but they never materialized. Once I started putting together this kind of post-apoc look it reminded me that I had that hair and that it might fight the look I was going for. I purchased the variety pack so it has the basic colors in it that you would normally associate most people having for hair color.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: Stray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: Clef de Peau – Long Tee Skull Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

What drew me to this shirt instantly is the skull design as it is kinda my thing. The shirt is rather long compared to a regular t-shirt and I’m probably incorrect but it seems like the type you would find a raver wearing (don’t shoot me if I’m wrong). I like the shorter than normal sleeves as well as it allows more of the bicep to show and allow anyone who has well toned arms to show off what they’ve got.

PANTS: Clef de Peau – Jogger Pants Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

Super baggy jogger pants…what can I say about them? They remind me a lot of a style of pant called “bushido” pants and I actually own a pair of them in the real world. I practically live in them during the warmer months because they aren’t quite like pants but they aren’t exactly shorts either. It’s a perfect blend and they flow really well when you walk (unless it would be really close to a machine then you might want to be pretty careful not to get caught up in it).

SHOES: ..::ILLI::.. Myles Formal Shoes

BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW

While I could probably throw this into the actual accessories section, it is a wearable so I’m going to leave it where it is in the apparel area. As you might have read above, my father is the Q behind {Q-Essentials}. I was granted an advanced copy of both versions to help test them out and during the process I really noticed how cool these were. Bracelets and rings are something I like to wear and in-world it is a lot easier than wearing necklaces as they are so darn hard to get to look right on a permanent basis sometimes. This item is at The Men’s Jail but the round is not quite open so I’m not going to leave a taxi right now but I’ll come back and edit this once the event opens (hopefully I remember!).

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Choices (Group Gift)

This backdrop I’ve seen in various different works by other fashion bloggers and I wanted to try my hand at putting something together with it. I feel like the “Build or Destroy” concept is a really good one as I alluded to before (unless you skipped right down to the credits which is okay too). Probably one of the more recent backdrops of this scale happens to be quite a favorite. I’m not sure if I’ll find a use for it again but maybe I will find a way to revisit it in the future.

RK Poses – Jacob (6, 4)

Some time has passed since RK Poses returned from a bit of a hiatus to start creating poses again and me picking any of them up. This set seemed to call to me when I was browsing around so I thought it would be good to use and I’ve used two of the six poses in the set during this photo shoot so I feel I’ve gotten my monies worth. Definitely will find a way to incorporate these poses into future sessions.

[#403] I Am Loco

But sometimes I feel OK
And think I’m unique
You always try to critique
I turn my back on it anyway
Sucker! Punk-ass motherfucker!
I am loco!
Te falta un poco!
To get your ass in a choke-hold!

I Am Loco” – Ill Nino β™«Listenβ™«

After a small extended holiday weekend I am back with another look but this time I’m pretty much geeking out and doing the nerd thing. I enlisted some help from a friend (in this case victim) and got right to work. I think this would have definitely worked if I had placed it somewhere closer to the San Diego Comic-Con but not everything was in place at that time. I found some extra pieces create this idea as it was in a concept stage for a while. I feel like the theme holds up really well with the visuals albeit rather creepy.

After taking a look through some of my other work, it is safe to say that I have a bit of an obsession for a certain villain in the comics universe and most importantly the Clown Prince of Crime or in this case the Agent of Chaos version. I like to try to find ways to incorporate the visual when I can or come across items that inspire it as you’ll see in the credits below.

Several items are from the Marketplace but were integral parts of putting this scene together. I’ve also managed to get the credits for what my victim was wearing (though not everything is scene in the photos and for that I apologize). Of most of the comic inspired ones I have done, I feel that this one is certainly a favorite and came together as I had hoped. Now I am going to leave you with the credits below so you can maybe do some shopping of your own for photography or role-play needs. Be well and until the next adventure stay fashionable with a song in your soul.

⊰HAIR⊱ +elua+ – Demi
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
⊰FACE⊱ STRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02
⊰TEETH⊱ Mad’ – Dirty Mouth [Tongue+Teeth] β™― Marketplace

What more can be said other than that an insane criminal is likely to have bad teeth. I wanted to get as close to accurate as I could in this scene with the character from the film. Scouring the marketplace I came across this applier for CATWA and after applying it, I was well on my way to acing the look.

⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰OUTFIT⊱ *IS* Joker β™― Marketplace

One of the most accurate renditions of this attire that I have seen out there on the grid and on the market. I really like this outfit and the fact that it is fitted for all major male mesh bodies makes it that much greater for fans like me out there. The one thing that was not 100% film accurate were the shoes but I cannot honestly tell you how many people would stare at shoes so that definitely gets a pass. Everything else is very spot on and it comes with a HUD with a makeup applier as well (One for Catwa, and also one for Omega respectively).

⊰GLOVES⊱ VRSION LODE 5.0 Male Glove

⊰BACKDROP⊱ ISUKA – We’re All Mad Backdrop β™― Marketplace

This backdrop is simply amazing. I had seen it around in various places but was unable to purchase it during the event that it was first a part of. I went to their main location and did not seem to find it but luckily I was able to catch it on the Marketplace and my scene was pretty much set. If you like using backdrops in your photos you seriously need to check out this store, they also sell really great tattoos as well. You’ll thank me later!

⊰HAIR⊱ Tableau Vivant \\ Cricket Hair
⊰HEAD⊱ [GA.EG] Evan β™― NEW

Even though this item is not mine, I can give a little bit of commentary on it. This is the second male bento head release by the [GA.EG] brand and it seems a little smoother than the previous one which was very rugged and more matured. This face is quite handsome and can definitely turn heads (when it’s not being disfigured that is).

⊰FACE⊱ Go&See *Louis* Milk
⊰MAKEUP⊱ Zibska ~ Ballard Makeup

This makeup that was part of the THEREAFTER event (I own this as well but didn’t get the opportunity to blog it…so it’s good that someone else helped me with it) and is very well a good fit for the theme of my scene. Terrorizing people and giving them a bit of a makeover is exactly what an Agent of Chaos would do; I think this would also be the result of it.

⊰BODY⊱ SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2

⊰SHIRT⊱ N-Uno – Victor Top // N 9
⊰JEANS⊱ N-Uno – Victor Jeans // N 9

I passed these items on as a gift for helping me out for this shoot. They were part of a Gacha from the Men Only Monthly event the round before this current one. They only fit Signature and SLink bodies so I figured that since the victim primarily wears the SLink Physique body that it would work better for him.

⊰SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] THE VASIFORMS β™― GROUP GIFT


FOXCITY. Mens – Just Psycho
[vMo] Static Poses: So Dead β™― Marketplace

[#397] Then Say No More…

I’ve been building scars up
Putting flames out with my fingers
Tell me when my times up
So my hope no longer lingers

This Is The Sound” – The Exies β™«Listenβ™«

Sometimes when you become inspired by fashion or even a pose set and you are eager to get right into it you hope that when you finish the final result meets whatever expectation is in your head. I feel like with this particular session that it turned out as I expected and more. I really truly honestly love the raw emotion that flowed through when I put this together. You may even agree with me that it could be one of my best offerings in a while. Everything I used made this come together just as I had hoped it would.

Even though I haven’t put these items in the full credits I wanted to give honorable mention to the little items that helped make up the scene for this photo shoot. The round table I used is the “Barrel Table Redwood” by Trompe Loeil, the ashtray is a part of the “Lyla” bar set from [Fetch], the bottles are from a set by {Theosophy} which is no longer available, the store sadly is no more. Lastly the lighter is a part of a pose set called “Blow Smoke” by WetCat Poses. All of these items set the tone for what I was looking for as part of the theme. As I said it does have a bit of raw emotion to it and we’ve all at one point in time or another have felt like pain helps take away other issues surrounding us and some display it differently and in harmful ways which I do not condone, I’ll just put that out there.

This entry features items from The Men’s Department, the newest round of Man Cave, and also On9. Each one of those events are full of great finds, buys, and things that you may find hard to pass up. I will leave you with the credits and maybe catch you out and about, you just never know. Until next time, as always stay stylish fellas!

⊰HAIR⊱ Mithral * Cashew (Variety)

This item was one I picked up at Hair Fair this year but didn’t have the exactly look or idea for it until now. I’ll be honest that it is a hair that was created with females in mind but with minimal effort, I made it work for me or any other fella that wants a longer hair and is not a fan of any out there on the market. I purchased the variety pack as sometimes I do like to switch things up so it made it the most logical for me in deciding on the purchase.

⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
⊰EYES⊱ MESANGE – Skye Eyes @ On9 β™― NEW

Another set of vibrant eyes from MESANGE that come in 15 different iris colors via an Omega enabled HUD or by mesh eyes themselves. You can get these at the current round of On9. Thank you to MESANGE for being a sponsor of this little corner of the interwebs.

⊰FACE⊱ Stray Dog – Marvin – TONE 02 @ TMD β™― NEW

I’m finally wearing a new skin from Stray Dog that fits my style. Marvin is actually styled for a red headed avatar but you can wear it without brows or freckles and do your own thing, which is what I’ve done here. I really like this look even though in this scene I tend to look a bit on the angry side. This product is a Catwa applier and comes in three different tones; it also comes with a brow and body shape to use.

⊰MOUSTACHE⊱ Kauna – Bento Moustache: Shape A
⊰FACE⊱ Kauna – Bento Beard: Shape A
⊰BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake

⊰SHIRT⊱ TonkTastic – Cotton Tee @ MAN CAVE β™― NEW

TonkTastic is a brand that has been around a long time, I remember one of my first pairs of combat boots were made by this store. They are still very relevant today and have just done a collaboration with Hermony to bring us this really awesome shirt. There are four different packs to purchase which come with a HUD that you can combine each of the shirt designs which allows you to have an abundance of choices. Sizes included are Aesthetic, Belleza, Classic Avis, Signature, SLink, and TMP. This is really a great everyday shirt to do just about whatever you want in.

⊰JEANS⊱ Lenox Disruptor Jeans @ TMD β™― NEW

I am a jeans and t-shirt guy for the most part because when I’m not really doing a shoot or having to wear fancier clothing I just like to relax and look comfortable as I would in the real world. So I needed to find a pair that would go well with the shirt I had in mind. I realized I had picked these up at TMD and hadn’t found an outfit to match them with so it was naturally a good fit. These jeans have built in boxers (which you can change from 6 different designs or remove them with the included HUD). There are 9 denim colors to choose from as well and come fitted for avatars that own Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature, SLink, or TMP bodies. There is also an option for a bootcut version for the boot wearing crowd.

⊰SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] LIFTOFF TRAINERS

⊰RING⊱ [DF] Keyboard Ring β™― Marketplace

I am a fan of jewelry of all types in the real world and I’ve been trying to figure out ways to bring that into the virtual one. I was looking around on the marketplace and happened upon this ring. Being the fan of music that I am as well, the piano keys spoke to me and I knew I just had to have it. I really like the promise that bento rings have and how they actually move with your fingers in poses and AOs which they did not do before bento.

⊰RINGS⊱ Ysoral – Luxe Set Rings Luc β™― Marketplace

This set of rings caught my eye as well as I was browsing and the options available really made it worth taking the time to make the purchase. There are plenty of metal colors and for the rings with gems on them, there are options of many colors as well. The package includes a set for each hand and through the HUD you can even hide the rings you do not want to wear if you are feeling specific. I really hope Ysoral continues to make cool rings because I will return to their shop in the future.

⊰SKYBOX⊱ *Drot* Apt Zero @ MAN CAVE β™― NEW

Drot has mostly been associated with being a creator of hair and other accessories but they’ve gotten into the build game and have been releasing prefabs and skybox’s such as “Apt Zero” for the Man Cave event. I really loved the old abandoned look of this. It had that dark effect that I wanted to utilize as well. Major kudos to Drot for putting out a really cool skybox seting.


FOXCITY – Mens Just Psycho (Fatpack Exclusive/6) @ On9 β™― NEW

This was the center piece of this photo/look/blog. When I first saw the advertisement for this it caught my eye. It gave me the chills a little bit because of all the unhinged type of things I could create with it. While you can buy each pose separate why would you when you get the exclusive pose with the Fatpack. I remember at one time watching a movie where someone was putting a knife between their fingers really fast while drinking to see if they would make a mistake and put the knife in their hand; this pose replicates that image. I am sure a lot of interesting pictures can be created with this set and there is also a female version as well to purchase.