[#358] I Stand Alone

Help me decide if my fire will burn out
Before you can breathe
Breathe into me…

I Stand Alone  Godsmack  ♫Listen

I‘m back again with more goodies for you to behold and events to run to look at what’s new and good in fashion+ on the grid of SL. It’s a new week and the first week in a new month so you know what the means… The Men’s Department is back with a new round of great items and let me tell you from the little walk-through I had, it definitely does not disappoint.

While I’m on the topic of TMD, Modulus has a new offering that you can feast your eyes on called “Rafa”. 6 tones are available to choose from and like with most of the new offerings from the M BARE line, it has the options for browless/brows and for clean/facial hair or the combination of brows and facial hair. I really like that the eyebrow shaper and body shape are included as it really does the skin justice to know what the creator had in his mind for what “Rafa” should look like out in the world. Of course you can use whatever shape you think is best or modify the provided one as well.

At the main location of Go&See, you will find another of the new items I have in this entry. The “Mermaid” eyes com in 10 tones and when you think of the name you might think it could be very feminine but let me assure you, a good portion of the tones included in this package are unisex. I intend to showcase more in future entries because I like what the brand did with this release. It can be used easily for fantasy or even for regular everyday. That’s how versatile these eyes are. Also they are only for Catwa eyes for anyone that has them separately or the ones included with the head of their choice.

I’ve also got something for you from Men Only Monthly! NoEdition has the “Military Cargos” available right now at the event until the 15th of April. It comes with an included HUD where you can change the fabric of the pants as well as the metal and fabric on the belt. It only comes in standard sizes which is one of the only downsides I have to say about this product. I would have liked to have seen either Fitmesh or at least sizes for some of the mesh bodies. I liked these so much though that I made the best of it that I could.

There is a new #selfie backdrop Gacha from RAMA that is currently going on at The Gacha Guardians event. After every 20 plays you get a bonus backdrop from the machine but you need to act now because once the event is over at the end of the month the special prizes will be gone forever.

I believe it is now that time in the entry to close things up now that you know what items are new and where to get them. Also in the credits below you’ll be able to see what other items were used here and take the taxi’s to get to each store or event. As always it has been my pleasure and until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Rafa Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
TATTOOTattooMania / T-12 / Opacity

PANTS⊱ -NOeditiON- Military Cargo ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BOOTS::GB: Nubuck Leather Boots / Black

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings ♯ ☆NEW

BACKDROP⊱ RAMA – #selfie Cats Like Batman ♯ ☆NEWGacha Guardians


<K&S> ~My Temper~ (3)

[#356] And Way Down We Go

And they will run you down, down to your core
Yeah, ’til you can’t crawl no more

Way Down We Go” –  Kaleo  ♫Listen

Sometimes you just become so inspired that everything falls into place and this particular entry is proof of that. When the “Dae-Na” skin was released at March/April round of Shiny Shabby it peaked my interest. I consider myself a casual fan of Asian culture but I am particularly fond of kantana’s along with codes of honor and loyalty. It also happened that the RE: Japonica event also came at the same time as I was mentally putting this idea together and I finally set the time aside to paint a story.

Normally I don’t get too much into the ideas of what I put together and allow the readers themselves to decide what they think the piece is about based on the song choice for the theme and other visual cue’s. However, this time I’ll elaborate a little more into the thought process of what went into this photo session.

The main character suffered a tragic loss when his village was plundered by an opposing faction, leaving only himself and a small handful of people as survivors. He dedicates his life to becoming a weapon of revenge and when the time is right he seeks out the ones that took the life of his family and their village.

Once he finds them he strategically takes them out one by one until he’s the only one left. Upon returning to the remnants of his village bloodied, bruised, and broken; he realizes that revenge would not bring his family back or make him whole once again. It is this moment that is captured in the photos that you see in this entry.

The kimono that I’m wearing that is available at the RE: Japonica event is from Gabriel, who is a top designer on the grid and one that I like to feature whenever I see something that works for my ideas.

I’m also wearing the [Body Factory] Kombat Katana in the first photo. I removed it for the second as I felt the character would have taken it off as he settled into his kneeling pose.

For hair I have on the “Kai” hair by Tableau Vivant. It’s been in my closet waiting to be used and I finally found that right moment to utilize it. It has the main hair and also an add on part for the bottom which I used as well even though the angles I used did not show that fact.

Also appearing for a second time are the “Nova” eyes from Go&See and previously I had used the blue tone but I thought I would go for the green color for this because it just seemed to fit in my mind.

There are also two items that came from the marketplace for this entry. Izzie’s “Face and Body, Blood and Wounds” fit just perfectly for the broken warrior returning home. I’m sure it is likely available in her main location but I purchased it off the marketplace because it was what was the most suitable in my search. Also for the warrior’s kneel pose I found that at Thrust Poses in their “Kneel Pose Pack” it comes with 6 poses and some of them have mirrors.

Now that you know what went into the finished product, I’ll leave you with the credits so you can grab a taxi and head to these fine events and also take a trip to the marketplace. Until next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Kai Hair
EYESGo&See * Nova * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Dae-Na Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shiny Shabby
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
WEEPY⊱ ::hsh:: GG Weep For xxx Makeup
BLOOD⊱ Izzie’s – Face & Body Blood & Wounds ♯ Marketplace

KIMONO⊱ ::GB:: koshikimono / Kuro ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ RE:Japonica

KATANA[BODY FACTORY] Kombat Katana (Silver)

Photo Taken @ Islamey


Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (5) ♯ Marketplace

[#348] All Hell Can’t Stop Us Now

It has to start somewhere
It has to start sometime
What better place than here?
What better time than now?

Guerilla Radio” –  Rage Against The Machine  ♫Listen

It’s now on to entry #3 in These Conversations Kill’s coverage of Skin Fair. This time not only is there a skin but also some ink for those of you who love using your skin as an art canvas.

I’ll start though with the very top of the body and work my way down, seems like the best way to break things down.

At The Crossroads event there is a new release by hair creator “tram”. You can purchase the G0220 style with three different HUD packs to choose from. I thought this style went best with the look I was going for as it seems to fit the different asian trends I’ve noticed lately. A longer pulled back style with some curls left in the front and a small little tail in the back. I really like it along with the textures and I have a feeling that it may have some use in future works.

This is also the third release from MESANGE from their exclusives for the We ❤ RP event. The “Tikal Eyes” have 15 different options for you and for those of you with Omega enabled eyes a HUD to change them as well as the standard mesh versions. Each eye has different iris/pupil sizes for you to stylize yourself.

Modulus’ “Jae-Sun” skin is the second I’ve featured of the three exclusives from Skin Fair. I chose to stick with the included shape and hairbase for this one because it was the best fit for what I was going for. I also chose to use the full eyebrow/beard combination as well for a little more rugged looking assassin. Gives a bit more of an “edge” if you get my drift.

The trend for tattoos on the grid these days seems to lean towards using different images and kind of mashing them up to create a theme. Personally I’m not sure that I understand it but it does tend to make for some cool looking ink and that’s what I feel Dappa has done here. “The Alchemist” grabbed my attention the moment I saw the advertisement. From the image of the knight on the left pectoral to the King Arthur type theme, it was just something I had to have. Provided in the package are the standard tattoo layers and then HUDS for various body types with fresh and faded opacity levels. It’s a must have tattoo and a high favorite of mine in all of the ones I’ve seen offered lately.

Today is the final day of the February/March round of the Signature Event. I’m happy that I got this in even if it is at the 11th hour of sorts but I had to feature the Gabriel bento enabled gloves. There are two versions for sale but I went with the regular version. As much as the version with the ring on the finger called to me, I thought this was best for the idea I was running with.

I have at least one more item to show you before the current round of Men Only Monthly ends on the 15th to restock for the March/April round that begins on the 20th. [Gild] who was once a part of Gabriel has struck out on their own and is off to a good start with some of the items I’ve seen from their brand so far. I’m wearing the “Soft leather easy pants” in the checkered version. I thought that I would do something different since it’s way too easy to just wear a pair of black leather pants and with this being offered it was a refreshing change of pace. Sizes included in the package are for Gianni, SLink Physique, and TMP body style. Sadly there are no standard or fitmesh sizes for this product.

For the backdrop and pose, I’d like to give honorable mention to both MINIMAL and Q-Poses. They helped make this head easier in creating. I picked up the “Illusion Background” from Uber and “The Warrior” pose set was originally available at Cosmopolitan but you can currently pick it up at their main location or at the current round of 2nd Level.

Time for me to get to the next adventure but I hope you like what you’ve seen and head out to these locations for these great items or for items that peak your interests. Until the next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ tram G0220 hair / HUD-A ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Crossroads
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Tikal ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We ❤ RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jae-Sun Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
TATTOO⊱ DAPPA – The Alchemist Tattoo. ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

PANTS⊱ [Gild] Soft Leather Easy Pants – Checker ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M (Feb/Mar)
SHOES[AK] – Summer Spike – Black

GLOVES⊱ ::GB:: BENT Leather Cuff Glove ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event (Feb/Mar)

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (4) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber


{QP} – The Warrior (Includes Katana Prop)

[#328] When Everything Comes To An End

We bow to you
The frail, the bruised
Who start anew

When everything comes to an end
You play the fool
The painful truth
Is told through you…

When Everything Comes To An End” –  Plan Three  ♫Listen♫

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Gachaholics rejoice, The Epiphany is back again for another round of random madness! I’ve returned from plugging the Gabriel machine and am excited to tell you about it. But first, for those of you who do not know what The Epiphany is, let me give you a brief crash course.

The Epiphany is an event which has some of the best designers on the grid with products in Gacha Machines. For a fixed price you get a random prize out of the ones shown on the machine itself. Most people get frustrated when they amass a pile of extras from a certain machine but that’s the best part of this event. If you are unable to trade or resell these items you can turn them in for points which you can stockpile and purchase prizes from the machines that are specific only to this event and once it is over are gone for good.

Back to the Gabriel machine now and the spoils I’ve earned from it. The machine is broken down into 3 hooded sweatshirts (Black, Gray, and White), 5 Color Denim Pants (Black, Green, Navy, Red, and White), 3 styles of work boots (Black, Brown, and White) and the RARE item is an off shoulder leather jacket which can go on your shirtless shoulder or wearing one of the hoodies in the set, which is a nice touch I have to say.

I also have made another trip to Men Only Monthly and have more goodies from there. Returning again are the Avi-Glam “Ardor Eyes” which this time I’m wearing a sea color appropriately named “Baltic”.

Go&See has returned with their first male skin release which is designed for best use with the Catwa Daniel Bento and [GA.EG] Damon Bento heads. The Jayden skin has 4 tones available (Dark Tan, Pale, Tan, and Goth) and also includes body appliers for SLink Physique, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, and TMP mesh bodies. In the applier HUD, you also get an option for brows or a browless option as well as clean shaven or facial hair.

Be sure to keep an eye out for future posts with more items from The Men’s Dept, Men Only Monthly, and the newly opened SIGNATURE Event that I’m excited to let you know about. It’s back to it for me but until the next, keep it stylish fellas! Here’s the credits!!!

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HAIRBASEMODULUS – Jax (Monochromes)
HEAD⊱ CATWA – Daniel (Bento) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
EYES⊱ AG. Ardor Eyes (Baltic) ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
EYEBROWSClef de Peau – v.30 (Black)
FACE⊱  Go&See * Jayden  * Pale ~ ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
FACIAL HAIRClef de Peau – Beard 4 (Black)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

JACKET⊱ :GB: One-Shoulder Jacket RARE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
HOODIE⊱ :GB: Hoodie / Gray ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
PANTS⊱ :GB: Color Denim Pants / Green ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany
BOOTS⊱ :GB: Work Boots / Black ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany

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[vMo] Model Poses: My Sign (6) ≠ Not Available
Vestige Poses – Brennan 2 (8) ≠ @ Marketplace