[#470] Into The Abyss

Into the abyss
Nothing that I know, I can’t hear what you say
Am I already dead, into the abyss

Three Days Grace, ♫The Abyss

Lately it seems I’ve done a few blog entries with shots taking place in a prison cell; while I myself have never actually been locked up in a penitentiary it can be a very good metaphor of locking yourself up on your own prison. There are times that we isolate ourselves from various things for reasons that we don’t have an explanation for even when it sometimes seems demanded by those around you. As much as you wish they could help you there’s no true way for them to because you just have to find your own way to freedom.

Blogging itself can be very freeing at times when you come up with what you think it is a good look and a good setting/lighting/windlight etc.. Other times you can consider it a prison as well when you hit a creative block and designers that are counting on you to promote their items for an event or release at their store and there is a deadline for it. You tend to feel locked away but the best thing you can truly do is loosen up as difficult as it may sound. There are bloggers out there who seem to never take breaks and continue to create great looks and posts and I admire them for that but I know who I am creatively and I work hard at creating something that I’m not going to look at when I’m scrolling through my Flickr feed or anywhere else I’ve shared it on social media and get a gag reflex because in my mind it was horrible to me.

For the soundtrack to this blog, I choose a relatively newer song from Three Days Grace (thanks to a discussion with my colleague Lucky). While it may not be the Three Days Grace (the Adam Gontier version) that I am more of fan of, the song itself fit the mood of what I wanted to go for and encapsulated some of the feelings going through my head as I was going through the stages of editing and now writing this entry.


There are not as many pieces to list and cover in the credits as there were last time so it will be a little less frenetic to list them. I wanted to keep this idea simple and for it to be effective and I feel I did that with the help of the “Alcatraz Cells” by Mad’. Out of any of the prison backdrops or skyboxes that I have used, this one felt like it gave me the most realism and creativity with how it was built and textured so hats off to Eve Kazan (sorry I know you have a more prolific name in world but this way people will find you easier) for making such a great prop to aid me in this shoot.

Major applause to the DUFAUX brand for this prison jumpsuit that you can get as a group gift right now at their in-world store. This well designed one piece outfit is also one of the best I’ve seen of its kind in a long time and the fact that it fits the Aesthetic, Belleza, Signature (Gianni) bodies is a plus as well. Though for those people who are still wearing SLink, NX-Nardcotix, and TMP are left out of the fun on this. Though maybe with a little adjusting and alpha cuts it could work alright for them and as it is a gift it can’t hurt to give it a try.


Here’s a better and fuller look at the “Alcatraz Cells” which as I said is put together nicely. It includes the pose you see in both pics and has poses for both genders so it is a unisex pose prop/backdrop. In all there are a total of 4 poses (each gender) that range from laying to sitting and also standing. It is fully furnished to fit the poses that are built in so you don’t have to worry about finding your own prison cell furnishings because that can be a task by itself if you’ve ever tried it (and I’ve looked into it before).

Also I have a double dose of Modulus for you in this entry. I’m finalizing my coverage of Skin Fair 2018 by wearing the “Geron” skin for CATWA brand heads and having blogged all of the M-Bare skins from the fair, I honestly cannot pick which one is my favorite of the three that were released. If I were actually backed into a corner and asked about it though I would say I might favor “Garrett” because it was a great reason for me to wear the LeLutka “Andrea” head. Few skins I’ve seen for it have honestly motivated me but “Garrett” did. Geron is just as handsome and maybe a less edgy compared to Graham also for CATWA. There is definitely a difference between them as Victor was the head I wore for both which gives you parity (sometimes skin creators tend to release things that look way too similar and Chucky is good about not doing that.)


Here’s an extreme closeup of the Geron skin as well as the best look of the “Drew” hair that’s currently out for sale at the Man Cave event. As much as bloggers love to hear how much they are valued, I also think that creator’s also need to be shown they are valued as well. There are times you see how people may not say great things about the people that make the clothes or skins they wear or the hair on top of their heads. Some of it may stem from ungratefulness and when they do see that it does effect them. I want to express my gratitude for Chucky Hollak and the Modulus brand because I know a little bit about what he does and he’s a hard worker and does so to provide great things for us to use and photograph every day. Thank you for having me be a spokesperson for your brand as well, it means a lot and probably more than I could ever say in words or actions.

Now that I got that off my mind I can talk more about “Drew”. This hair has similarities to Harvey in a way but what gives it a different character is how hair separates in the middle. You get the same great amount of colors as all releases from Modulus (25 in all across 5 different color packs with the option of purchasing them all in a FATPACK). I’m not sure where the inspiration for this came from but it reminds me a little bit of some scenes from the Netflix version of The Punisher, towards the end of the series and also in some flashbacks.

Quite a bit of time has passed since one of the last eye releases by MESANGE but I’m happy to be wearing one of the newest releases that is currently a part of the latest round of We Love RP. The “Wyn” eyes are really stunning as you can see in the up close shot and there are 14 other colors available for eyes enabled for Omega as well as mesh eyes. I really hope to see more eyes as the brand has shifted their focus to creating tattoos (which are great as well but are more female oriented). Perhaps we’ll see more eyes at the next round of We Love RP, keep your eyes peeled because if there are you’ll see them here.

It’s that time once again for me to wrap this entry up so that I can leave you with the credits and begin sorting things out for the next idea and visual you’ll see. Soon I will be celebrating my “Bloggiversary” and perhaps will create a special entry just for that (and I hope I am able to come up with something worthy of it).

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus – Drew Hair (Monochromes) NEW @ Man Cave
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: MESANGE – Wyn Eyes ✦ NEW @ We Love RP
FACE: Modulus – Geron Skin (Fair) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: { Speakeasy } Flame Tattoo ✦ Previously Blogged

JUMPSUIT: DUFAUX – Jail Coverall (Group Gift)

BACKDROP: Mad’ – Alcatraz Cells [Light]

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[#418] Sail!

Maybe I’m a different breed
Maybe I’m not listening
So blame it on my A.D.D. baby!

Sail” – AWOLNATIONListen

Happy belated Halloween everyone. I hope everyone did something fun whether it be a social gathering, or gone to a haunted house or just took someone trick or treating. The last week and some have been rather busy for me personally but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’ll update you on some of the things going on in future posts but for now I’m getting my creep on and sharing it with you. Many of you will probably see the first photo and say “nope” and I understand that but for those of you who can get past it then I give you a high five.

For this scene I did quite a bit of shopping on the Marketplace to fulfill my idea of being the the sewer dwelling, balloon carrying, evil clown from Stephen King’s novel, “IT”, which has been adapted to film twice as many people know.

As for the young man with me in the photo, I was unable to get his credits as most of it I fear is quite outdated. I can however tell you that his outfit was a marketplace item for Toddleedoo kids which you can find HERE.

I sincerely apologize for this entry being somewhat short compared to some entries. This was just an easily thrown together scene where I did not travel to stores save for a few (some pieces I already had from Blogger Reviews and other shopping trips).

Next time I’ll be back to adventuring some and hope you’ll join me for my next trip; I appreciate you taking a look. Once again I personally hope everyone had a great Halloween.

On to the next conversation…

HAIR⊱ EE – The Clown ♯ Marketplace

Trying to find decent clown hair is difficult but I found a complete outfit on the MP that had the best looking hair that was exactly what I needed for putting this look together. It’s not the cheapest costume out there but for what I needed it for it certainly works in a pinch.

HEADCATWA – Dino
MAKEUPMad’ – IT Face Tattoo

What clown is complete without makeup? I originally found this on the Marketplace but traveled to the in-world store location to see what else they had to offer as well. The store has some really cool makeup and facial tattoos and is well worth checking out.

BODY OUTFIT⊱ Scary Mesh Clown Avatar ♯ Marketplace

This is a full 2017 version avatar that comes with a head but it is separate from the body which since I already had the makeup and the hair I didn’t really need the head but it is cool and creepy as well. I’ve actually talked to the creator of the item and for it being one of his first creations it is a pretty good try and I’ll be keeping an eye to see what he might work on next.

BUILD⊱ Tredpro – Sewer Skybox ♯ Marketplace

One of the main pieces of the scene. This build comes in two versions (Brick and Concrete) with the former having the sewer access. It was inexpensive and a well made build.

BOAT⊱ Chabada – Paper Boats ♯ Marketplace

This item is mean to be a decor item but with a little editing I had myself a perfect single white paper boat fitting to be the S.S. Georgie. The paper boat doesn’t come like this just to rephrase that. I did a little modifying of the object (aka making the other parts of the item transparent).


. Infiniti . – Holding ♯ Marketplace

This item was another marketplace find as I was looking for a pose that would display our wicked clown holding the paper boat out for everyone to see. Two poses are included and are inspired by fairy tales but now you know they work for other things too!

IE – Gothnic (4 Mirror)

[#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 NinoListen

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
HEADCATWA – Shaheen (Bento)
FACESTRAY DOG – MARVIN – TONE 02
TEETH⊱ Mad’ – Dirty Mouth [Tongue+Teeth] ♯ 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.

BODYBelleza – Jake

OUTFIT⊱ *IS* Joker ♯ 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).

GLOVESVRSION LODE 5.0 Male Glove

BACKDROP⊱ ISUKA – We’re All Mad Backdrop ♯ 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!

HAIRTableau Vivant \\ Cricket Hair
HEAD[GA.EG] Evan ♯ 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).

FACEGo&See *Louis* Milk
MAKEUPZibska ~ 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.

BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2

SHIRTN-Uno – Victor Top // N 9
JEANSN-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 ♯ GROUP GIFT


FOXCITY. Mens – Just Psycho
[vMo] Static Poses: So Dead ♯ Marketplace