[#465] Won’t You Come?

Black Hole Sun
Won’t you come
And Wash Away The Rain?

Black Hole Sun♫ – Soundgarden

When it comes to brainstorming for ideas and you connect them to songs to use as the basis for what you want to visually portray onto the screen (in the case of digital art), sometimes you hesitate at some songs because of the deep meaning of them to you. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever try to use a song by Soundgarden for the basis of a blog after Chris Cornell left the world but some of the songs he contributed to are just too good to ignore.

The 90’s were some of the best years as far as music for me, I discovered so much and really kind of understood artists like Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and of course Soundgarden. Grunge wasn’t the only music that influenced my creativity back then but it was certainly a catalyst that sticks with me even today when it comes to some of my virtual fashion choices.

Creating the visual for this post, I wanted to do something that I don’t usually do with my work. I wanted to try shooting at different angles and really just going back to basics a little and not cram so many products to feature. Which is why I chose two of them for this and I’ll explain more about them after the photo.

Another thing I decided to do was focus on just one photo and try my best to make sure that it really stood out and looked the best I could possibly make it; while I could have did a concept similar to the music video they did for the song but to try and capture that essence in a photo would have taken a lot of photos to get it down. Though I think with what I did do I am completely satisfied with the turnout and is not completely like things I’ve done in the past.

This blog entry includes more coverage of Skin Fair 2018 and features three of my brand partners (Cold-Ash, Modulus and Go&See). To give readers a closer look at the facial features of “Garrett” the 2nd of three skin releases by Modulus for the fair is something I wanted to focus on. This release is for the LeLutka “Andrea” head which it’s been some time since I last wore but I still enjoy wearing it as much as any of the other mesh heads I have in my rotation. While I might be wrong, I feel like this skin has a very distinct greek feel to it’s appearance or at least a country that is farther east of the US. Garrett comes in Caramel, Chestnut, Fair, Latte, Rose (which I am currently wearing) and Sand. You also get a body and eyebrow shape to guide you to look how Modulus intended but there is also nothing wrong with styling things in your own way (we all have our own set of personal rules for how we want our virtual selves to be).

My eyes that I’m wearing are from Go&See and while they are not an exclusive to the event, they are being sold there for you guys to give a look at. I completely recommend the “Hole” eyes and for me they fit perfectly with my idea for my current look and setting. There are 4 different variants of eyes to choose from and two out of the four are darker in tone. Fantasy photographers or Role-Players will really dig these eyes and will want to use them when they see them up close.

I’m also wearing the BURLESON bracelet from {Cold-Ash} which is a very cool and unique accessory that’s up for sale at The Men’s Department right now. The bracelet is a nice leather band with an infinity symbol accent in metal. You can change both the metal and the leather band with the included style HUD. I think this bracelet is great for any fella that likes to accessorize but isn’t a necklace, ring, or watch type. It will fit any avatar and you can easily edit it to fit your avatar which is what puts this product on the must have list as well. It certainly would be cool to see people around various places I may go wearing this.

Now that I’ve relayed my thoughts and passed the most pertinent information along I’m going to wrap this up and start planning what comes next which I want to say will be “who knows what”. More Skin Fair coverage to come as we get towards the half way point of the event and mix in some great brands along with over newness out on the grid. As always it’s been my pleasure so…

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken & Mother Road / Mirage Hotel 66

HAIR: Wasabi – Dylan Hair – Blacks Pack
HEAD: LeLutka – ANDREA ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See – Hole ✦ @ Skin Fair 2018Not Exclusive
FACE: Modulus – Garrett (Rose) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni v4.5 ✦ Previously Blogged

TANKTOP: Vale Koer – Essential Tank Top ✦ Previously Blogged

BLACK HOLE: Imagination Labs – Black Hole 2.0


[#464] Sharp Dressed Man

Top coat, top hat,
I don’t worry ’cause my wallet’s fat.
Black shades, white gloves,
Lookin’ sharp and lookin’ for love.

Sharp Dressed Man♫ – ZZ Top

This blog entry would be more appropriately titled “Sharp Dressed Men” considering I happen to be collaborating with a long time friend of mine who I’m finally getting the chance to work with. It is my first time collaborating with Lucky Spiritor in this medium but after some time away he’s back and ready to do some great visual work and I truly believe that (or I wouldn’t be saying it).

I feel very fortunate to be working with him and I know that this won’t be the last time we’ll be putting our heads together to work on photos; and you can check out his version at his website, LuckySpiritor.com.

Very recently I was invited to be a member of the Bakaboo clothing brand by the owner/creator himself, Ocean Blackthorne. I’ve had interactions with him through social media and have found him to be a really cool person and one I enjoy talking to so I was very honored to be asked to join the brand. I am joining Lucky as we are both a part of the team and the latest release “Baka Couture Tuxedo 2” which you can find right now at the Swank event is what inspired us to do this for our first collaboration together.

To say a little bit more about the Bakaboo brand itself if I were asked about it, I would say that it is a unique brand with lots of different patterns and very colorful attire. That is what drew me to them in previous blog posts that I have done because I like things that are not your usual suit or basic shirts and jean outfits (even though I love those too). As an ambassador for this brand I will make sure I do my very best to represent it the best that I can.

Lucky and I played off of one another as the suit comes in 3 different styles: Aaron (which is white with back embellishments), Markski (which is black with white embellishments) and Ocean (which is a blue base with color embellishments). It comes in separate pieces that include shoes with socks, pants, and jacket/shirt as well as bow tie accessory. The suit fits standard sizing fits (XS-XL) but works well with both the Belleza (what I’m wearing) and SLink (what Lucky is wearing).

Skin Fair has been pretty good to me this year as two of my brand partners are participating with creations and I found myself trying out and eventually buying the newest male CATWA head, Skell. I feel like it has a very European feel to it with some very nice features that made my primary skin by LV Designs look just as good as the Daniel head does; I’ll certainly be playing around with it more (and growing my eyebrows back!)

Men Only Monthly is the event that you can pick up the “Dandy” pose by WRONG & The Owl. When we started to plan for this shoot I knew this was definitely the right fit for the idea we were going to eventually go with and I’ve really been enjoying the work that these two brands do together as well as individually. It’s great that there is parity between pose creators because you can find just about anything for what you come up with in your head.

For this entry I decided to just stick with one shot just to test some things and try to do something a little different (much like I did with my face and hair). It’s not very often that I go browless for a look but I thought that with a unique outfit I should change it up some. That is also why I decided to go back to one of my more interesting hairstyles as well, which happens to be the “Jason” hair by the Yuth brand. I have the blacks pack so I decided to go with a grayer/white hair that is not my usual style either.

After conferring with a few different people I think that I could try some different things because I tend to fall into habits and it’s not something I want to be associate with or fall into being a “one trick pony” as it could be referred to as. I hope that this page shows some different looks and focus more on just a few products then trying to throw a million things together at once just because it’s easier to do.

We’ll see how it all goes but I am very appreciate of the support that I’ve been receiving lately (it means a great deal to me). Alas it is time to wrap this one up so I can get back to the planning stages for what might come next as I do have some ideas and things I want to try out. My credits are going to be listed below but if you’re interested in anything that Lucky might be utilizing, check out his site at LuckySpiritor.com for all his details/credits.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Yuth – Jason (BLK)
HEAD: CATWA – Skell ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
FACE: LV Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

COMPLETE SUIT: Bakaboo – Baka Couture Tuxedo 2 (Aaron) ✦ NEW @ Swank

DESK SET: (epia) – Executive’s Desk Set

POSE: WRONG & The Owl. Dandy ✦ NEW @ Men Only Monthly

[#456] Baby, I’m Perfect For You

But if you like causing trouble up in hotel rooms
And if you like having secret little rendezvous
If you like to do the things you know that we shouldn’t do
Then baby, I’m perfect

Perfect♫ – One Direction

Valentine’s Day has come and gone (as of this writing it’s been a week) but unfortunately I was not able to spend it with the one I love for circumstances which were not able to be controlled. So despite it being late, I wanted to do a photo shoot with her that not only I could use for this blog but to also collect for our memory scrapbook (a work in progress).

One of the best things is when we’re able to do these it takes really no effort at all and the creativity just seems to flow like a gentle stream. I have had the idea for this particular scene in my head (along with the chosen soundtrack) for a long time but not every piece of the puzzle was readily available until recently. I found two great backdrop/skyboxes and two different sets of poses that really set up a photo shoot that turned out great.

Sometimes songs tend to be catchy regardless of if they are in your favorite genres and this was definitely the case for the soundtrack to this blog post. One of the things that caught my attention was the part about hotel rooms. I thought it would be really interesting to have us running through a hallway of a hotel to get to a room where more than likely all sorts of no good would take place.

My vision became more of a reality when Paparrazi released their “Hotel Hallway” backdrop and I already had the Ana Poses “Let’s Just Escape” pose ready for whenever I could find the right hotel setting. I based my look also upon what a celebrity might look who is courting a young lady but also trying to get away from the limelight. Makes sense doesn’t it?

The hairstyle that I am wearing is a Valentine’s gift at the Shop Your Heart Out event put on by Linden Labs. This hair is a medium to long length and you get the entire FATPACK just for browsing around the event. There are 10 different color HUD packs in the product and I went with the Mix 2 HUD. The Shop Your Heart Out event is currently running until the 26th of February so there is still time to grab this up and a lot of the other great gifts from various stores.

FaMESHed was the destination where I picked up this really cool outfit from [Gild]. It is one whole outfit so you don’t have to worry about putting on separate clothes and comes in 3 other colors (Black, Blue, and Yellow). I like how they paired the suit jacket, shirt and tie with the jeans that has the pocket chain with it (which instantly caught my eye). The outfit is fitmesh and should fit just about all the current male mesh bodies with the right alpha cuts selected. There are more an more products from the [Gild] brand that have been getting my attention so I think I’ll have to continue keeping my out out for their releases.

For the second part of the blog which I would call the after (the hallway was the before of the story) what you see is the inside of the Hotel room which is from the “Room 214 Skybox+Backdrop” from Sayo. It’s really a well put together build and at some point I would like to shoot more parts of it but since I did not really need it for the image I had in my head I get to do it another time. Both the Paparazzi backdrop and this Skybox worked as a whole in a tremendous way; and if you haven’t been to Uber yet now is the time so you can take an up close look at this build for yourself before it closes on the 23rd of February.

Image Essentials created several different poses called “Sweet Nothings” with each one being released at a different destination. This is the third pose in the series which was given a main store release. I had a hard time deciding between pose 2 and pose 3 but I thought that three had the best angle coverage for what I wanted to do and would work best for me. It’s bento enabled so for those of you with bento bodies you’ll be able to benefit but for those of you without one (and at this time there are very few who do not) it will not work for you.

I wanted to give a little bit better look at the pocket chain on the pants of the [Gild] outfit with a close-up shot and also an up close look at the other side of the “Adam” hair by Exile. Honorable mention goes to {kokoia} for their “Gangsta” shoes which I’ve previously blogged in earlier blog posts or I would have given them an even better look as well. All of the things I pooled together made for a the process of posting this really effortless and a lot of fun.

Now I think it’s time to wrap this up for this one because I’ve got more projects to work on and perhaps some mischief to get into with the better half. See you around for the next one.

Onto the next conversation…



HAIR: Exile – Adam ✦ NEW @ Shop Your Heart Out𝔙𝔞𝔩𝔢𝔫𝔱𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔰 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

OUTFIT: [Gild] Double-Breast JK-Pants Set – Red ✦ NEW @ FaMESHed
SHOES: {kokoia} – Gangsta ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Hotel Hallway – BLUEGREY
SKYBOX: SAYO – Room 214 Skybox + Backdrop ✦ NEW @ Uber

[#455] You’d Better Call The Sledgehammer

Show me round your fruitcage
‘cos I will be your honey bee
Open up your fruitcage
where the fruit is as sweet as can be

Sledgehammer♫ – Peter Gabriel

When I first posted the blog I based off of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” I thought that might be the height of my pushing the limits but it turns out I was wrong. Sure it took me long enough to gain the courage but I am doing what a good blogger should and feature a product that was given out to review and this is what I’m doing.

So to kind of break the ice and further my courage I had to come up with a soundtrack for this blog post and I did with humorous effort. If you look into it enough you’ll figure it out but I’m not going to point it out to you because that would ruin all the mystery. The song I chose is from when most people I know weren’t even a twinkle in their parents eye or were much too young (though I was rather young myself at the time). A good portion of the music from the 80’s was a bit on the comical side when you dig down deep (aside from the heavier metal genre).

I hope that you get a bit of a laugh out of this as I did during shooting and editing.

Not long ago, LV Designs released the “Dickprint Sweatpants” which the name is a very good description of the product. This Signature Gianni specific pair of sweatpants comes in two different versions MD and SD which I would conclude has to do with the size of the bulge in the front of them. I will say they are not for the meek that is for certain and definitely give you what I might call “Adult Film Star” definition in the nether regions.

To match them I picked up the “Tuxedo” shirt by ILLI that just became available at the freshly opened round of Tres Chic. It’s been quite a while since I found myself wandering around there but this definitely called to me when planning out my outfit for this blog post. Along with the items I’ve used to complete the scene (big thanks to Ethan for borrowing me a few of this to use!) I feel that it gives off the idea of a bachelor type scene and I pretty much recall these kind of shirts being pretty popular in the 80’s as well.

Modulus has a new skin that will be released soon on the 23rd of February at the Hipster Men’s Event but I’m lucky enough to be able to give you a preview of this handsome devil. “Oliver” is his name and he comes with a new feature that has not previously been seen in M-Bare releases, a skull with roses neck tattoo. I really think this is a cool addition as I’ve even given you guys an up close better look at it without any hair or hairbase because it’s just that cool. While the event is not open yet, I will come back and add the landmark to it once it is officially open.

The skin also gives you the option to keep the eyebrows and tatto separate and just wear the face skin without them and the option to have them on all at once. That way it’s easier to mix and match whatever preference you might have when putting your look together which is the best way to go in my opinion.

When it comes to poses I find versatile ways of making poses that are not intentionally unisex to work for males as well if chosen to. My friends at Image Essentials put out this really cute pose set at the TWE12VE event called “Flirt”. With some good old fashioned persistence I made it work for me as well though I admit that it is better suited for the fairer sex, I am able to figure out a way to make things work to my advantage. Maybe I’ll call it “Brennanized” at least for now and see if it sticks.

10 poses are included in this pose pack (5 + 5 opposite/mirror poses) which I am showing you two of them that I felt could best work with my scene and the vision I was going for.

That is all there is for me to say on this look and scene so I’m going to leave you to viewing the credits of this badboy and not dick around (yeah bad pun that I couldn’t resist) so I am able to start planning and working on the next outfit and blog to try and get at least one if not two more in before the end of the month. It’s been a lot of fun leaning a bit on the dark side so who knows what the future will hold considering that I view myself as a strictly PG blogger for the most part.

Onto the next conversation…



HAIRBASE: -Labyrinth- ‘Buzzcut’ ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
HEAD: CATWA – VICTOR ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: Modulus – Oliver Skin – FAIR ✦ NEW @ Hipster Mens Event (ℭ𝔬𝔪𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔖𝔬𝔬𝔫)
BODY: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – v4.4 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: ..::ILLI::.. Tuxedo Tee ✦ NEW @ Tres Chic
SWEATPANTS: ::LV:. Dickprint Sweatpants

SIGN: Seven Emporium – This Tall Sign ✦ 𝔊𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔞 𝔓𝔯𝔦𝔷𝔢
NEON: BALACLAVA!! (Not) Sorry Neon
POOL TABLE: Tartessos Arts – Challenge Pool Table
BUILD: [COMIX] Skybox Scene #4

Image Essentials – Flirt (b) ✦ NEW @ TWE12VE

[#454] Drink Deep In The Morning

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

American Noise♫ – Skillet

The one thing I knew after having such a huge and thought provoking post last time out, I felt like I really needed to come up with something strong to follow up with. I had my hair style and clothing but the one thing I needed was a setting. I looked through some of my resources and came across a sim I know I have never done any pics at so that was my destination…or so I hoped.

The Whole Wheat sim is a cornucopia of different settings all wrapped up into one and just randomly picking a door to go through I found a nice little place to set up shop. I really started getting a vibe with all the abandoned junk and debris which had things such as a cassette player and a record player that had been discarded and left abandoned. It was then that I finalized my look and knew that the pose set I wanted to use would work just right with the setting.

Recently I came across an ad that Chat Noir poses was looking for bloggers and before that I had been to their store to see if they had anything knew in male poses that I did not own. I came across pose set “1760” which was for guitar poses. I’m not going to turn down a guitar pose set even if I have other ones at my disposal as this is something new and not like others I have (a plus being it is bento enabled).

While there is no guarantee that I’ll get selected as a blogger I certainly hope that they see what I can do with their poses as I am a fan and enjoy the work they do.

With that said all the boxes for what I needed for this shoot were checked and I happily took quite a few shots from different angles and tested out different lighting but I feel the one I ended up with along with some minor magic with the help of the Nik Collection, I was able to capture a good photo.

When it comes to events I don’t always walk out with a purchase (even when I’ve looked at the shopping guide before hand). Most of the ones I go to outside of the usual all male variety can be hit and miss as far as male objects. Colabor88 is one of those events where every now and then something will catch my eye (usually footwear from some of my favorite designers as is the case for this post).

Vale Koer released a new pair of boots called the “RAINYDAY” boots and if anything was worth fighting the madness of trying to get in on the first day…these would be a good reason. When something in the virtual world reminds me of an item I own or have owned in the past and no longer have comes along I don’t hesitate. For a long time I had a pair of boots like this and wore them for many years, they got me through some of the last few years of High School and ended up being something I wore to work until they were finally done in for good. While I probably will most often wear the regular version of these or all black, it’s nice to know that I have other options in the FATPACK to entertain myself with on a whim.

Besides the Vale Koer boots, the rest of my outfit is completely from my brand partner, {COLD-ASH}, which I am wearing one new product and one previous product that has been updated to fit the Belleza body. The jeans work fantastic with the boots which I don’t think I could have planned any better than I did but my focus is more on the button down shirt which I guess you could say is also a previous product but it is different because it’s got a new coat of paint so to speak.

The Taylor shirt which I proudly wore in one of my favorite posts, #440 (Whenever The Rain) has gotten a makeover and now along with the Classic Pack which you can get at their store, they have released a version with dotted, plaid, and check patterns for those of you who are into that style. I can admit the moment I saw it and put it on along with the HUD that’s included I was super excited. It was really hard to decide what pattern to go with until I chose the one you see in the photos.

In the above pic I’m also showing a second pose from the Chat Noir 1760 set. The ad shows an electric guitar but I felt considering the type of background I was working with an acoustic would suit my photos a lot better and seems to be the right decision.

Leaving the best (or what I consider to be) for last when it comes to brands is sometimes the right thing to do. This post features a new hair from the M-Cuts line of the Modulus brand which I’ve been honored with being able to use in my work. This hair is the second to be released at The Men’s Department along with “Carl” at the monthly event. They are quite the opposite of one another in the fact that with “Carl” the hair is swept to the left side of the head and with “Stefan” it is shorter in length and swept to the right side.

I did my best to provide the angles to show the hair off from front to back and also to note that it will work great with a very short hairbase style which you can find at the Modulus store.

When it comes to an overall feeling after you taken the photos and pulled them into whatever editor that is used to touch things up, I felt very confident that this is probably my second favorite blog post of 2018. Sure there are still ten more months left in the year (I know, I know I’m not trying to rush anything I promise) but if I am already at a place where I think I’m doing well then as time continues on there’s not telling what great visual stories will unfold on this site. You can now scroll down to the styling credits (if you haven’t already) and I’ll see you again on the horizon.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ Whole Wheat


HAIR: Modulus – Stefan Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted/Plaid/Check Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

The original Taylor shirt was a hit for me as I enjoyed the posts that I created while wearing it and as much as I love solid colors, I really enjoy prints and patterns that much more which is why having the plaid and check patterns for this shirt are super awesome. While I may not be crazy about dots I really like how these were done so there definitely a possibility that you’ll see me wearing one of them in a photo (if not on my blog then possibly just a random flickr photo).



A great well constructed boot set with tons of different options (coming from the FATPACK). You can put together just about any color combination you’d like by just clicking a spot on the HUD and selecting your desired color choice. One thing I can say for certain is when it gets to be the time of year where designers are making shorts more, I’ll be wearing this quite a bit in combination as most pants would make it difficult to wear these without having to do some adjusting.

TA – Code Guitar

I’ve had this for quite a long time and it’s actually mostly for decoration as it is an acoustic guitar with a stand. They do give you one to wear and use (which I made a copy of to be able to make it work with the poses). After all this time it still looks great and stands up well as far as early mesh objects go and was glad that I could use it in this photo shoot.

CN* pose 1760

Anything to do with music is something I’m going to normally purchase if the timing is right and these guitar poses from Chat Noir are very well done. There are 6 different poses with (mirror/alternate sides) that are a combination of sitting and standing poses. I have to note that a guitar prop is not included with the pose and I had to use my own but pretty much any guitar you might have in your inventory can work with the right adjustments (make a copy of it first just in case!!!).

[#453] It’s Always The Same

Go ahead, tell me you’ll leave again
You’ll just come back running
Holding your scarred heart in hand
It’s all the same
And I’ll take you for who you are
If you take me for everything
Do it all over again…

All The Same♫ – Sick Puppies
Inspired by Free Hugs Campaign

When you are reminded of a good song that you find has inspired you in some capacity you realize you want to share it with as many people as you can; in this post that is exactly what I’m doing. Combining two different versions of the song (one that was made by the person that inspired the photos I took and the other being the version that ended up on the album) I’m bringing you something that means something to me and I hope by the end of this post you will see that it’s more about clothes and poses and sims.

It’s about the human connection.

In the “Free Hugs Campaign” video, the person behind it all (whose name is Juan Mann) is walking around with a sign that reads “Free Hugs” and people don’t seem to want to have anything to do with him. I’m emulating that very thing myself but instead of a sign I have on a shirt that says “Free Hugs” that is part of the February group gift from R2A. I enlisted the help of my good friend Illuminatra to pose with me as one of the people who do not wish to get a free hug and would rather I buggered off.

Thank you for helping out with this blog post Lumi, I truly appreciate it.

In the picture above I’m basically taking a break because no one seems to be giving me the time of day even though all I’m doing is trying to promote good will and show the world that the human spirit can triumph over anything if you just give it the chance to. I took all of the pics you see in this blog on location at the Mopire City sim which I previously used as a location for the blog post #441 (Ride). It’s a really nice city to explore and of course take pictures at if you ever find yourself looking for that kind of environment.

Modulus has two new releases available right now at The Men’s Department and for this blog I am showing off the “Carl” hairstyle. You can see it up closer in the above shot and I used the BROWNS HUD and chose one of the colors that had some light streak tinting on the longer part of the hair. It gives it a more unique look and feel which is something I’m definitely all about.

The Man Cave recently opened and EQUAL released another low top shoe and I was so torn about what color to buy (as I knew at this moment I could not get the FATPACK as I might have before) so I thought long and hard and chose the black pair because it matched my outfit and it’s one of those universal things that will go with any outfit you might wear.

Now as I resume my quest to give out free hugs (even though previously was a bust) I finally find one kind soul that is willing to bring it in just like in the video when Juan finally starts to see people “embrace” the concept of what he’s trying to do. For the part of the older woman I was able to convince my sister in law, Lucie, to come shoot pics with me (as she has the LAQ female head that is more aged). I have reason to believe that she’ll be posting some shots from this session as well on her blog, Bluebird’s Song. You’ll be able to get her style credits when they are posted give or take in a day or so but I’d say go check out the blog before then because it’s really well thought out and put together.

Here is the actual pic of the first hug given with the nice older woman who probably felt sorry for me because nobody wanted any part of Free Hugs. Though it is a sign of good things to come as others take notice of the event are are possibly compelled to join in on the social experiment. A big thank you to Lucie for joining me and being a part of this blog, it wouldn’t have been possible without your part in the creativity of what has become the end result.

This is probably one of the most pic driven blogs I’ve done in a very long time but it was something that I really wanted to put just as much effort into as I do anything else and it called for the extra photos to tell the story and to really get the feel of it down correctly. It would have actually been longer if I had done shots of police trying to put a stop to Free Hugs as was shown in the video. It went so far as to Juan drawing up a petition to reinstate Free Hugs in the city which garnered thousands of signatures and it was then once again publicly allowed. It goes to show you that if you’re passionate enough about something and you believe in it to your core being that nothing can truly stop you.

For the above pic and the one that is to follow, I was able to get my brother Ethan to be one of the enthusiastic huggers once the campaign/movement started to take off.

A large thank you to Ethan for posing for these with me, I’m glad that we were able to do a photo together because it’s been way too long since we did one last. I’ll make sure the next one doesn’t take so long for me to include you again as I now know you enjoy doing it.

As I wrap this up I want to thank Lumi, Lucie and Ethan for helping me create this visual. Every moment of it has been enjoyable and I hope that when you guys see it you are as proud of it as I am. Without the three of you I don’t think I would have been able to make it work quite the way it did so you guys deserve credit as well for your help.

One last thing I’d like to say is I know that things might be a bit different then they were when Juan Mann started the Free Hugs Campaign and that sexual harassment is sadly on the rise but I feel that sometimes people do need hugs to brighten their day and there aren’t always people out there that are looking to do bad things. A thing to consider is that one person that may need a hug because they are having a rough go of things in their life, if they get that hug to show that someone actually is thinking of them in a positive way just may save their life. That’s all there is for this post but I appreciate anyone who takes a look at it.

Onto the next conversation….

Photos taken @ Mopire City


HAIR: Modulus – Carl Hair – BROWNS ✦ NEW @ TMD

M-Cuts (the hair division of Modulus) as I mentioned before have two releases out at The Men’s Department. The “Carl” hair is a side combed mid length hair with closely cropped sides. 25 colors available through 5 texture HUDs or all together in a FATPACK (which is a great value) to have a really cool hairstyle in your arsenal. I love the texture and quality of this hair and was able to fit it to my head with an easy to use resizer. Check out The Men’s Department to get a look at this hair and Modulus’ other release “Stefan” you’ll be glad you did.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡


When I saw the ad for this outfit I knew I had to grab it because it reminded me of the video for the Free Hugs Campaign. This outfit comes with more than the shirt and sweatpants, there is also a snapback hat which says “Free Hugs” on it as well. Shoes also come with it but I was having a difficult time fitting them and I had the EQUAL shoes that I wanted to blog as well. The concept of the outfit is great and it looks good (as well as it is high quality). R2A has a lot of great urban clothing options that I suggest you check out because it is very much worth the time. So join the group as it costs nothing, get the outfit and then maybe do some shopping for yourself.

SHOES: EQUAL – Ian Sneakers BLACK ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

Another great footwear release from the EQUAL brand is available at the recently opened February round of Man Cave. These low tops are similar to what I’d call a Converse All-Star only they do note have laces in them which I think is a fantastic and underutilized feature in the virtual world. These shoes come with a HUD that allows you to change the soles of the shoe between two colors as well as the metal color of the eyelets. A really great street type shoe for casual type wear that will be great to wear with your jeans or sweats.

Le Poppycock – And So On A (Nothing To Hide)
Hypersigil – Still Motion (No Thank You)
Bounce This Poses – Walk
Bounce This Poses – Girl Pack
::: Core ::: Male Model Pose – Free Hugs ✦ 𝔑𝔬 𝔏𝔬𝔫𝔤𝔢𝔯 𝔄𝔳𝔞𝔦𝔩𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢
*CS* – All We Need Is Love

[#451] Fly Like An Eagle

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution

Fly Like An Eagle♫ – The Steve Miller Band

Most of the free sports loving world was glued to their televisions and sitting at the edge of their seats on Sunday evening during the NFL’s 52nd Super Bowl. While I profess I am not from or a hard core fan of either team (in fact New England is one of my least favorites), I can appreciate a well contested game. The Philadelphia fans have waited so very long for their team to bring home a championship which they have come close to on a few occasions. Finally on the 4th of February they secured the Lombardi Trophy for the “City of Brotherly Love”.

One of the things I like about sports is seeing a team who is considered a long-shot that has overcome the odds. Through injuries to key players that could have crippled any team, the Eagles persevered and a man who once was their future at Quarterback but found himself passed around other teams (when the team gave up on him in favor of a younger up and comer) found his way back and made not only his dreams, his teammates dreams, and the dreams of a city that eats, sleeps, and breathes their sports teams come true.

That is why I’m dedicating this blog entry to them.

The putting together of this scene and look came fairly easy with bits and pieces here and there. I found some private land near my home that belongs to a friend of mine and used their cliffs to stand upon while I found myself entertaining a majestic bird.

A few things about my look before I get to the credits is that I am wearing the latest group gift from the etham brand. It’s a sweatshirt in which you are getting the fatpack just for being a member of the group. As far as group gifts go there’s not much better then receiving a full product just as a thanks which I am quite okay with.

Once again for a second straight blog in a row I am wearing the ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants in the Olive color which works perfectly with how I chose to wear the sweatshirt. I’ve also got my eye on some of the new products that Kitt has released at the freshly open February round of TMD so keep an eye out for future posts as you just might see them in one of my looks.

On of the main features for this blog which you will get a closer look at in the image below is the newest face in the M-Bare line from Modulus. This new CATWA exclusive release comes with an applier HUD that allows you to apply just the face itself or with brows (as well as an optional beard which I did not add for this blog). It comes in Fair, Rose, Latte, Caramel or Chestnut and a fatpack is also available if you like more than one skin tone and would like to save a little extra spending money (to hit up those latest events).

Lastly my hair is one of the latest additions to the Taketomi Club which is a combination of both the Taketomi and Burley brands. For those of you who might not have read one of my previous blogs about this club I’ll be happy to tell you about it again. You join the Taketomi Club group in-world for a small fee and they release 2-3 hairs from one or the other of their brands and you can get an entire fatpack for 50L for the first two weeks of it’s release. Once it is “retired” they put it on the wall and the fatpacks are sold for 450L a piece.

For such a small fee and excellent prices this is definitely a great way to get your hair fix. Currently though the majority of releases to the club are female oriented but the male releases that are out are ones that you may not want to miss out on.

As I wrap this up I will give you a hint of what is to come to the pages of These Conversations Kill. I’ll be featuring new items from the Hipster Men’s Event as well as the newly opened TMD (as I previously mentioned). Brands you will likely see will include Modulus, Image Essentials, {Cold-Ash}, [Gild], Go&See just to name a few as there are likely more that I might find while I’m shopping so I can’t give every detail away.

My work as a blogger is never done so time for me to get back to it and get ready a to shoot and post a new entry.

Onto the next conversation…

HAIR: BURLEY – Thor – Fatpack ✦ NEW𝔗𝔞𝔨𝔢𝔱𝔬𝔪𝔦 ℭ𝔩𝔲𝔟

While it is nice having a full assortment of hair colors to choose from one thing I can say is sometimes it can be too much. I decided to go a route that normally I do not take with most hairs and that is with this Burley product I selected the Dips HUD which has a lot of different options to it of base hair with colored streaks/ends. As I debated over the different ones I decided to go with a darker color base hair and green highlights to match the rest of the theme that I was going for. Perhaps I’ll go down this path again sometime in the future when a look requires something with just a little extra kick.

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

FACE: Modulus – Richard Skin ✦ NEW

Earlier in this blog I gave you a little bit of information about this latest skin from Modulus and in addition to that you also get an eyebrow shaper as well as a body shape to give you an idea of how it’s intended to look. Of course if you decide to be creative with it or you have a shape of your own that works there’s nothing wrong with that.

To me Richards face looks to be a bit hardened and mature which helps balance out the market between younger looking and more aged faces. While he may be cooler than ice you might not want to cross his path after a hard day if you catch my drift; I also think his features definitely do remind me of someone that might live on the east coast of the US.

BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SWEATSHIRT: etham – Scotty Sweater – All Colors ✦ NEW𝔊𝔯𝔬𝔲𝔭 𝔊𝔦𝔣𝔱

When a group gift is available and comes in the form of a fatpack it definitely has added value because at some point in the future they may add it to their regular stock and if you didn’t grab it when it was a gift you might kick yourself. This sweatshirt features a HUD which you can color the top and bottom halves of with the assortment of colors provided (12 in all) and you can do mix/match any color combination or keep the entire sweatshirt uniform. Something to consider picking up while it is still available at the main location.

PANTS: ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Olive ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡


These have been stowed away in my inventory for a while after I purchased them at an event (which at this time I cannot remember exactly what one). Usually when it comes to the Vale Koer brand I go out all because I know that I’m going to get plenty of use and also customization out of their fatpacks. One of the only things that I would change about this is the ability to be able to customize what looks to be a striped part of the show which is all a part of one section. I think it would make them even more versatile but at this rate with as many different combinations you can have with what is already possible there is not that big of a complaint.

YKZ4.- Man & Eagle

It just so happened that I was originally looking for a pose where I would be flapping my wings but on my search of the Marketplace I came across this well thought of pose and figured it would make my idea even better if I went with this instead. There are two poses included as well as two mesh eagle birds that correspond with each pose and for anyone who may do medieval pictures this could work for your compositions as well.