[#546] Habits

I eat my dinner in my bathtub
Then I go to sex clubs
Watching freaky people gettin’ it on
It doesn’t make me nervous
If anything I’m restless
Yeah, I’ve been around and I’ve seen it all

Our Last Night, ♫Habits
(Originally by Tove Lo)

I‘m fairly certain that just about everyone has someone in their life that they miss either from the past or the present (even though it’s usually better for it to be present as the past can be messy at best). My interpretation of “Habits” is a little different than the actual song depicts as I’m not a drug induced sex maniac missing their ex.

For me it’s more about just missing someone very deeply and also I have a pretty cool bathroom and bathtub that works out well with verses in the song.

Another thing I don’t often do is show a whole lot of skin but because I had picked up the “Tommy” towel from NOCHE in a previous round of Equal10 that I’d just go for the gold and see what I could come up with (and also it helped me feature the tattoo I have on). When I opened the package for the towel I was oddly impressed that it came with the regular towel along with a version where you are basically holding it open allowing for a view of the full monty and that is something I wouldn’t show regardless if there were anyone wanting to see it.

The towel also includes a HUD with a ton of different color options which I didn’t get fancy with because with the atmosphere I had going on a wild color wouldn’t have worked out well and while I am wearing the version for the Signature (Gianni) body it also includes a Belleza (Jake) size as well.

MooLoo has been around for a few months now and are a part of this round of The Men Jail with their “Cowboys & Indians” tattoo. It sticks to the theme having different depictions of things that would be associated with both cowboys and indians as the theme. Tattoos over the last couple years have been mix and match of different things thrown together but create meaningful tattoos and that is also what I’m seeing here.

The thing I like about the HUDs that are included (Black & Color in both fresh and faded) is that in them they have multiple ways to apply them (Belleza, Signature, SLink etc) all in one easy to use HUD. That is something that I don’t see often with tattoos as usually each specific type of applier has it’s own so excellent job to streamline and make putting them on easier.

MooLoo Cowboys & Indians Tattoo features:

  • 4 Appllier HUDs (Color/Fresh, Black/Fresh + Color/Faded, Black/Faded)
  • Appliers for Belleza, Omega, Maitreya, Signature and SLink
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until November 28th

As one of my blogger brands. I am consistently happy with the hair releases that Modulus puts out and I try to blog everything I can but I put priority on using the things I know will fit a scene I’ve built in my head first. In real life I probably wouldn’t grow or style my hair this way because I personally don’t like anything in my face (hair mostly though) but the virtual me loves it and that is because I don’t have to worry about styling or feeling it.

“Lee” is the latest addition to the brand’s hair collection that I would consider messy as quite a bit of it hangs in the front which I think for the type of photo I was doing it worked perfectly as I used the mirrored version that moved in the direction that my body was in the pose I chose. I am hoping that more messy styles come as future releases because I think I could work a few scenes out with that style.

Modulus Lee Hair features:

  • Original “Nex-Gen” Alpha Mesh
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated color picker
  • Mirrored left and right versions
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Equal10 until Dec. 05th

As I come to the conclusion of this blog post I think that sometimes doing things you normally don’t do have a way of paying off (potentially speaking) and if showing a little bit more than usual is a way to express myself differently it’s an avenue that I could give more though on in the future. I’m more of a reserved kind of guy but “letting loose” as it’s said can be freeing too.

There are some great products to be featured in the next few installments that I’m looking forward to seeing what I can do with them visually. November may pale in comparison in productivity but I do hope that I can continue to stay motivated like I have been this week to see to it that everything I want to post finds its way here.

It’s been my pleasure and I will be back soon with another conversation but until then be well.


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Lee Hair @ Equal10NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Faded Stache and Beard ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: MooLoo – Cowboys & Indians @ The Men JailNEW

TOWEL: NOCHE – Tommy Towel v2

POSE: WRONG – Rue @ Access EventNEW

[#544] Waking Lions

Is this better, tell me there’s a better way
I’m not afraid, I’m not gonna hide from the
Vultures above, serpents below
They wanna lay me to rest, but I won’t go
Yeah

Pop Evil, ♫Waking The Lions

Often enough I get these ideas in my head for photos but I don’t always take them right when it comes to me; I think the reason is because there is something that I might not have for a style or it is just timing but when the moment hits when I know it’s time to take the photo I don’t hesitate otherwise I could lose it for good.

Losing ideas when it takes enough time to create them is bad in this line of work (though it’s not really work it feels more like professional fun without getting paid).

For the blog post today I wanted to share a positive message and along with the song “Waking Lions” by Pop Evil that is sure to be felt if you follow the link at the top to give it a listen (hopefully it is available in as many countries as possible). The message being that there are lots of times when we feel down to the point where maybe getting up is no longer worth it but believe me it is worth it and becoming stronger and finding your inner lion to take on the challenges in front of you can make the difference not only for yourself but others around you.

It’s a principle I know that I try to follow every day as much as I possibly can.

The Man Cave event ended earlier than I expected or remembered so I just missed being able to feature the “Vincent Hair” from Modulus for the event. The style is a predominantly combed back hair with a few locks falling forward on either the right or the left side of the face (depending on which version you wear). I am wearing it on the left side as that is more to where my body is leaning in the photo.

Once again I’m wearing a lighter color and with the help of the lighting (via the windlight I chose) is helping it take on some cool highlighting which I find turned out really well as a result.

This hair is available at the Modulus in-world store and will be coming soon their marketplace.

Modulus Vincent Hair features:

  • 100% Alpha Hair ‘Next Gen’ mesh
  • Mirrored left and right versions included
  • 5 Cold HUD options + integrated color tinting
  • FATPACK also available with all 40 colors
  • Available @ the Modulus In-World Location

After a bit of a hiatus, Hermony is back not only with one product by himself but a collaboration with TonkTastic at this months TMD. While I will be covering the collab soon, this time I’m featuring the “Eyes of The Beholder” eye set which is probably one of my most favorite eye releases in recent times. There are a lot of different iris colors to choose from and these eyes work with both the CATWA eyes that come rigged with your head (with the help of a button on the applier HUD) or the unrigged eyes you can get from the CATWA store itself.

It gives you the option also for both regular eyes and also “stoned” eyes or you can also refer to them as bloodshot eyes which can also come from other things besides partaking in a puff or two. You could definitely go through a night of liquid encouragement to wind up with eyes like that as well as lack of sleep too but it’s a nice added touch personally.

If you want a demonstration on how these eyes work please visit this instructional video HERE!

Hermony Eyes of The Beholder features:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA + Genus Project
  • Mesh eyeballs also included
  • 18 color iris’ to choose from (#3 featured)
  • Clear or stoned versions included
  • Colors sold separately or as a FATPACK (discounted for event)
  • Exclusively @ TMD until November 30th!

Looks like that should about do it for this blog post as I mentioned last time I’d try to keep it as linear as I possibly could to avoid boring anyone who might stop by. There’s definitely more things coming up that I look forward to featuring in blogs that I hope others will like as well. To give an idea of what is coming up there’s more from Hermony & TonkTastic as I spoke about above as well as more Modulus hair from totally recent events as well as some more new gear from Native Urban and Bakaboo just to mention a few.

Time for me to move on to the next conversation…


LOCATION: Missing Melody

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Vincent Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Thor Tone 02 @ Equal10NEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Faded Stache and Beard
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SWEATER: BlankLine – TieDye Sweater [FAT]

LION: Just Animals (MP) – Lion

POSE: FOXCITY – Silhouette ✦ Previously Blogged

[#540] The Other Side

I am the real life, I am a hard time, I am a lifeline, I am the good times,
I am the sunshine, I am the hard times, I am a dark sky,
I am the white bride, I am the long night, I am the sky line, I am the rewrite,
I am a black cloud, out of the side line, this is the last time

Plan Three, ♫The Otherside♫

With less than a few days before Halloween I thought I would do somewhat of a scene that might reflect it but it’s intentions are maybe a bit outside of it; I didn’t even mean for it to be even spiritual in nature but it seems to be having that effect with the end results of what turned out as a final photo.

Upon first listen of “The Otherside” by Plan Three (who in their original lineup happened to be one of my hidden gem bands as they are mostly known overseas) I did my best to try and interpret what it meant lyrically; as of yet I haven’t been able to figure it out but there are lots of different meanings that could work especially in the virtual community such as the one I am a part of.

Truthfully we can be on the other side of a lot of things but I really think that for this it wound up being more spiritual as no one truly knows what is on the other side after our time on earth is finished. It’s honestly a heavy and deep topic that I didn’t think I’d ever really get to but in no part am I trying to make this about any one kind of religion as I tend to do my best to keep clear of that kind of thing, as well as political views as those are conversations I wouldn’t have in the real world if I could help it. Everyone has a right to feel the way they do even if it is deemed wrong on the opposite ends of the viewpoint.

Moving along as I think there is plenty to cover here especially with being on the back end of the current round of TMD (for which I have a few items from the event). I’m going to start at the top literally with my hair and it is another new release from Modulus named “Caspian” which is medium length on one side and cut shorter on the opposite side (depending on which version you choose from).

One of the ideas that Modulus’ brand owner and creator, Chucky Hollak had brought up is that with the hairs that have the left and right versions it would be best to wear the side that fits whichever angle our bodies are moving/leaning towards and I took that very much to heart as it is an idea that most of us if we hadn’t thought of it should have by now so I am grateful to him for extending that knowledge as it only helps us better our work.

As you’ll be able to see I have worn both in each shot as my body is positioned different in each photo.

Modulus Caspian Hair features:

  • 100% Original alpha nex-gen mesh hair
  • 5 color HUDs + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ TMD until the 30th of Oct!

My other item from TMD is the Salt + Pepper “Father Sanguine” robe in brown and this thing has a lot of cool features to tell you about. It is interactive like many of the products from this store (most commonly the clothing that becomes see-through when you go into sim water) but on a different level….a much much different level.

There is a blood stoup which is sold separately that you can collide into and the cloth of the robe becomes bloody for 90 seconds before it “dries” and disappears. If you wish for it to become clean sooner included in the package is a flask of holy water that you just add to yourself and it will take a drink and your robe will be clean again. It’s a rather imaginative way for items to be interactive which I find is something the grid needs more of so I will be keeping a closer on on this brand to release more male centric items in the future.

Salt & Pepper Father Sanguine Robe (Brown) features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included Holy Water to clean robe if bloody
  • HUD to change blood options upon interaction with blood stop (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies

In my last blog entry I didn’t want to run too long and as a result I didn’t talk about the latest skin that I am wearing; I’ve decided that it would be a disservice not to properly feature the Session Skins “Ian” skin in Tone 02 that is currently a part of the latest round of the Dubai Event. The moment I saw it I grabbed a demo because it reminded me of someone and even though it it slightly darker than the tones I normally go with I felt it was the time to give this a legit shot as I love how it looks and also gives me a bit more of a maturity level that I feel is a part of who I am.

It works with both Stanley and Daniel (which I am wearing) and has an option for brows and no brows (along with two types of eyeshadow (or we’ll just call it “guyliner” as that is the term most people know. The skin does have facial hair but if you wear a bento beard as I do it doesn’t cause much of a problem truthfully.

This is one of the first skins in probably a long time that I’ve truly felt looked like myself and how I wanted to be represented on the grid. The body applier (sold in both Belleza and Signature applier HUDs) can be bought right there at the event making it easier for you and takes the pain out of having to buy the skin and then run to the store to get the body applier.

Session Skins Ian Skin Tone 02 features:

  • CATWA applier HUD that works best with Daniel and Stanley mesh heads
  • Applier HUD offers brow+hairbase and browless/hairless options
  • Eyeshadow (Guyliner) option also in applier HUD
  • Brow shaper and body shapes included in package
  • Exclusively @ the Dubai Event until November 15th

For the background and pose I combined two items from the current October round of the Pose Fair which has a few more days left before it closes it’s doors until January. The pose I am using is from the Vanity Poses “Yo” pose set which I used in a recent blog post and ILAYA’s prop “The Gate” and upon further information there are supposed to be poses included in the prop but when I tried to use it in that manner it did not allow it which something odd happened so I apologize in advance as whenever props are a part of the fair and have poses in them I make sure to use those which would have given this photo a slightly different look but it would have turned out very similar.

“The Gate” allows you to color change it so that you can have the look you want it to whether it be yellow (the color I used as it looked like it was a bit more golden to me and fit the idea) or even black, white, or pink among a few other choices. I connected the prop with an old brick wall that I had found on the marketplace that is no longer available sadly or I would have linked it in the credits as well (but I don’t believe it is mesh so defeats the purpose mostly).

ILAYA The Gate Pose Prop Features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Color change upon click (6 different color choices)
  • Two person pose (8 poses+mirrors)
  • Available exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st!

As I wrap this up one thing that I am feeling lately as I’ve regained most of my creative feeling is that I’m continuing to change things up as I have been but challenging myself even a little bit harder all while not sacrificing quality over quantity because if I don’t or can’t feel it then it should get published onto the site. My skills are adapting and working to get better also because not wanting to strive for me is essentially running in place (and that never gets anyone anywhere).

Having fun though is a huge thing and I have been working hard and enjoying myself which helps stave away the feeling of it being a chore or a “have to”. I am thankful for the readers I do have and even the ones who are watching silently from all different corners of cyberspace (you are appreciated too!) Time for me to take this show on the road and get ready for at least one if not two more Halloween inspired scenes.

Until our paths cross once more either in-world or on social media, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Caspian Hair @ TMDNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Session Skins – Ian Tone 02 @ Dubai EventNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

ROBE: S&P – Father Sanguine (Brown) @ TMDNEW

GATE: ILAYA – The Gate @ Pose FairNEW

POSE: Vanity Poses – Yo Pose Set @ Pose FairNEW

[#539] All The World Is Waiting For The Sun

Rain, rain go away,
Come again another day,
All the world is waiting for the sun.

Breaking Benjamin, ♫Rain

Every blogger has their own process in how they go about taking photos and staging their sites and many can managed to churn out several posts in a day there are others who can come up with maybe two or three a week at most. I am the latter and depending on my creativity and drive my workflow varies and I think that this month in particular has been one of my most productive in some time.

With this very post I have brought to this site 100 different blog posts in just 9 months which is a few weeks ahead of last year and I am astonished with that fact and also happy for the little victories I have had so far this year including being nominated for The Bloggies. Everyone that was part of that ceremony (nominees, runners up and winners alike) have all put their own personal take on what we all do in a variety of different categories. To be among that group is something I personally cherish and look forward to the next few months and coming new year have in store for These Conversations Kill.

For this photo, I took an autumn feeling with my shot along with fall showers which are something I’m experiencing in the real world lately. Naturally it was logical for me to take a song that I’ve loved for a long time to use as the soundtrack to this blog post. Breaking Benjamin is a band that has gone through some changes over the years but they’ve constantly been in my ear and playlists and I can say that I was a fan of them before they even became nationally recognized and saw them live before their days of headlining bigger venues.

Rain (which I am using the 2005 full band version here) is a song that can really grab you and has elements from an old nursery rhyme that I’m sure many of us had sung to us as children; it has a lot of emotion that I hoped I captured here in this entry.

The beanie/hair combination I am wearing comes from Modulus and is currently available at N21 as a part of their October/November round. The textures in the beanie are very high quality and I did not have to adjust anything for it to fit on my head which is always a plus. There have been several beanie/hair combos in Modulus’ past but I feel by far this is my favorite and was released at a time when I needed something to get my rugged look to the top.

This release only has the hair flowing to the right side and there isn’t a mirror but for this I don’t feel like it is necessary; it looks good as is. The knit texture options for the beanie itself are high quality as I previously mentioned and there are a few different types through the choices you get. Customization is a big part of what Modulus does and easily shows why they are a very popular brand among males on the grid (myself included).

Modulus Sam Hat and Hair features:

  • 100% alpha nex gen hair and mesh beanie
  • Beanie HUD includes 10 color options
  • 5 color HUD options + integrated tinting in each
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ N21 until 11/12/18

My eyes are just one of the several new eye releases from Go&See and while these are available at the Girl Power event, these are very much unisex and can be worn by anyone and they are very nicely put together. I find when I wear eyes from Go&See and can capture a nice close up shot that they make a statement for the composition of the photo.

I feel that the choice of tones are well rounded and easy to find a new favorite if deviating from the norm. The quality and work put into these is something I appreciate greatly as well. Anyone looking for something new in regards to eyes should consider giving the “Enchanted” eyes a shot because they will not disappoint.

Go&See Enchanted Eyes features:

  • 10 color styles to choose from
  • CATWA applier HUD
  • Mesh eyeballs also available
  • Exclusive to the Girl Power event until 10/30/18

For fans of Lapointe & Bastchild there is a new group gift for guys and gals (a t-shirt for him and a tied top for her). Each item has a HUD with both plain colors and graphic options which make it a great pickup for those looking for something new to wear. Keep in mind though that if you are not a part of the group already it is not a free gift. The owners have done this so that long time group members get a treat and to be fair to them but personally I feel that if group members continually get gifts like this the join cost of $350L is very much worth it and I personally look forward to future releases.

Being a group member also gives you the latest news on releases and also updates to your fave designs (either bug fixes in size fits or added options and new body sizes). I am personally glad I chose to join this group and look forward to the benefits that it will provide as I have been a fan of this brand for as long as I’ve been a resident in-world and they have been running strong for many years.

L&B Swear Group Gift T-Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Included HUD has 8 plain colors and 22 graphic options
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni) and SLink Physique male bodies
  • Available at L&B Swear location as a gift to group members (non-member join fee of $350L)

My final thoughts for this blog is that with this particular scene I did a few things differently as far as angles and also a secondary close-up which I hope shows as well as the thought that went into trying to capture the emotion of the soundtrack choice I’ve made. With the weather being gloomy and crisp lately I wanted to mirror that feeling even though I prefer to stick to warmer weather shots because it makes me a bit happier.

There’s less than a week to Halloween now so I’m looking to fit in a few more entries that reflect that spirit which is so much a part of me (even in a year round capacity). For those of you who do visit the site that also follow my Flickr feed, I want to say that I appreciate all the love and comments I’ve received lately that have energized me even more to create and make posts.

Please also take some time if you haven’t yet to visit I Am [SL] Amsterdam as it is one of my favorite locations to visit as well as photograph scenes. It’s a lovely place and for those of you bloggers and photographers there is a group you can join to be able to place down poses and props (just be considerate in cleaning up when you are finished!)

That is all for this installment and until our paths cross one more, onto the next conversation…


LOCATION: I AM [SL] Amsterdam

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Same Hat & Hair @ N21NEW
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Enchantment Eyes @ Girl PowerNEW
FACE: Sessions – Ian Tone 02 @ DubaiNEW
BEARD: Magnificent – Daniel Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: L&B Swear – October GG T-Shirt ✦ NEW

POSE: WRONG – Group Gift ✦ On First Floor

[#537] If I Had $1,000,000

If I Had $1000000
I’d build a tree fort in our yard.
If I Had $1000000
You could help, it wouldn’t be that hard.

Barenaked Ladies, ♫If I Had $1,000,000

In my last blog post I set a scene in the aspect of a survival horror game or show and I’ve swung it around to be less serious in nature and more of a happy/funny type scene where I’m totally “Hollyhood” as it was explained to me. This Barenaked Ladies song is one that has tickled my funny bone for years and I took advantage of it to put this scene together with it as my soundtrack.

When I think about it, the hypothetical nature of this song really can put things into perspective because what would anyone do if they had a million dollars? Each and every person that could be asked would likely have various answers and very few would be alike. Some would spend it on frivolous things that were unimportant to daily life while others may donate some to charity or take care of debts or replacing necessities.

The Men Jail has one week left before the prison doors close to restock with brand new products (and or designers) and for my look I have two items from the event that I want to share with the public.

Dossier has been creating all sorts of new things lately from shoes to pants to this new “Fur Coat”. The one thing I love about this brand is that their items are super affordable and also loaded with color options; you are not just paying for one single item but you get a fatpack with different color options. This coat gives you the ability to change both the outside fur and the inside lining of the coat in one easy to use HUD.

I can assure you that no virtual animals were harmed in the making of this photo and I say this as I feel like this is not a genuine but faux fur so people can rest easy.

Dossier Fur Coat features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • HUD for changing the outside fur and inside lining
  • 6 colors a piece to change each part of the coat
  • Will fit Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until Oct. 28th

The pants I am wearing also come from The Men Jail and are made by E.Storm and are called “Ave-Style” which I am wearing in black. I felt that it was the best color choice to go with whatever fur I would choose for the coat which was a brownish tone and had I decided on wearing white fur then I likely would have gone with white to match it.

One of the cool things about these pants is they have a cool tech type of design imprinted on them and I should also give you fair warning that you might like to wear them with a longer shirt or a coat as I have because they do show a bit of backside and some people are not enthusiastic to show the plumber side of them out in public.

E.Storm Ave-Style Pants feature:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 10 different colors/patterns to choose from (Black is worn)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until Oct. 28th

It has been an awful long time since I have had a hair that was new from the Argrace brand and now that they have started using new textures and also styling HUDs, I thought I would give one of their recent products a shot. This holdover from the Hair Fair called “Iori” is a longer hair that falls down to the neck and has the ability to be worn regularly or with a mirrored version where the long lock in the front can be worn on the opposite side.

While I like this hair for the features the one thing that I would change about it (and I don’t often feel that anything needs changing) is that the hair has a bit more volume than it needs to have. That could be because it’s marketed as a unisex product where females would be wearing it as well but for me it just feels like it could be a little less poofy (which is likely not a word but I’m a rebel sometimes).

Argrace IORI Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Includes Styling HUD
  • 7 color packs (also sold seperately)
  • FATPACK contains 168 colors in total
  • Available now at the Argrace main store

Those are my three chosen features for this post and I hope anyone visiting that has not come across these in their travels will take a look at them up close for themselves. Without them it would have made putting this together not as easy I think because sometimes when I choose things I couldn’t see adding on or switching anything out.

I also hope that you got a little bit of a laugh out of this as I did while taking the photo; it was quite a blast and hope to post more fun moments like this coming up but I’m afraid for now I must wrap this up and start brainstorming on what is to come in the next blog. Thank you to anyone who has viewed this and until our paths once again cross, it’s onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Sinica Heights Trailer Park


HAIR: Argrace – IORI
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

COAT: Dossier – Fur Coat @ The Men JailNEW
PANTS: E.Storm – Ave-Style @ The Men JailNEW

POSE: Reve Obscura – Baddie ✦ Group Gift

[#536] Will It Bury Me?

If I fall again, will it be the end?
I know it’s wrong
You think I’m strong but I just pretend
Is it taking over?
Will it bury me?
Or will clarity become the cure for my disease?

Beartooth, ♫Disease

With a little under two weeks to go until my favorite day of the year, I’m doing another Halloween inspired scene. I shot this with a horror survival video game in mind (I didn’t have a specific one in mind because there are many good ones) with the idea that my avi is traversing through a prison where all sorts of no good is taking place.

Largely this idea came together quickly when the “Cell Block Massacre” backdrop by Paparazzi hit the Limit8 event; luckily for everyone that it is not a limited item because I know that it would easily have become sold out in no time by like-minded artists such as myself to try their hand at creating stunning images. The ambiance of the item itself combined with the right windlight will create wanted results and that is everything you want in a well made backdrop like this and I could go on and on but I think that would be too much.

Paparazzi Cell Block Massacre Backdrop features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Built in lighting
  • High quality textures
  • Exclusively (but not limited) @ Limit8 until November 13th

From time to time I like to have my hair be a different color and I mean in one that is not a natural tone and I’ve done that here by using the Vibrants HUD on the “Luke Hair” from Modulus. Coordinating with the color of my pants that I’ll be detailing shortly I decided on going with a red to match the overall feel to my survival horror idea.

If I were asked to describe this style I would say it’s much like a mohawk but without the spike style (so it could even be a fauxhawk). I’ve seen this style on many major league baseball players over the last few seasons so it is growing in popularity in pop culture and sports. This is certainly another excellent product from the Alpha Nex-Gen Hair line that Modulus is known for.

Modulus Luke Hair features:

  • 100% original Alpha Nex-Gen Mesh
  • 5 color packs to choose from
  • Each pack contains 8 bases tones + integrated color pick HUD
  • 40 tone FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ FaMEShed until October 27th

Native Urban has been releasing quite a lot of footwear the last few months which is not a bad thing because they are all quality products but for The Men’s Department this month they have gone the extra mile and I’m excited about it. The “Groove Pants” are a skinny leg pant with decorative ropes on the right leg and a pocket on the left.

For anyone who is a FATPACK addict there is a lot of customization to these pants and you can easily change out any part of the pants with a color of your choice making it your own personal style whatever it may be in whatever moment you want. It was tough deciding on a color scheme for the pants but I went with what I was most comfortable with and went with a darker red with dark gray and white accents (rope and pocket).

The detail in these pants make them unique to anything I’ve seen lately and makes them stand out in the sea of jeans and slacks that are on the shelves in stores and events. You don’t want to miss on out these so hop over to TMD the first chance you get!

Native Urban Groove Pants features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Rope only included in FATPACK or by joining Store Group
  • 7 customizable parts with 21 colors to choose from
  • Exclusively @ TMD until October 31st!

Most I think are familiar with WetCat Poses as many people use them in their compositions (I myself have plenty of times) so I gladly am featuring one of their pose packs from Pose Fair. There are two different sets of “Amiec” poses but I went with the first as I feel like it worked well with the scene I was putting together to photograph.

This pose set has several different versions of each pose to accomodate for various things such as body shape which I think is pretty cool that a designer would be as considerate to make it easier for everyone that are using the poses to not have to fix or adjust so much while in the process of trying to capture the right photo in the right angle as well.

You can get your WetCat fix with all of their exclusives at the Pose Fair, it’s still going strong so there’s no excuse for you not to check it out if you haven’t already.

WetCat Poses Amiec Set1 Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento capable viewer required to work properly)
  • 4 poses to chose from
  • 3 versions of each pose
  • Exclusive to Pose Fair until October 31st

Last but not lease I am wearing a tattoo and while I do not do that all that often (even though I try to find ways) I really thought this “Distortion” Tattoo from Urban street felt like it would help tell a story of perhaps a prisoner who seems to be stuck in the middle of a zombie virus and has to maneuver his way through the prison to try and seek a manor of escape to survive.

There are all sorts of scenarios I could have run with it but that’s just one of the few that spitballed out of my head while I was putting my look together. The tattoo is cool and felt it gave my look more of an edge than it would have had I not had it on.

UrbanStreet Distortion Tattoo features:

  • Unisex Tattoo
  • Applier HUDs for Omega, Signature and TMP bodies
  • 3 Different Tones (Dark, Light and Middle)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

Now that I have covered all the things I wanted to feature it makes me kind of want to play a survival horror game but at the time of night that I am writing this it is not very likely because I have enough crazy dreams as it is to add on to it by playing something with hordes of the undead chasing me around every corner. Though I am starting to put together my next look and idea so I feel like I am ending this on a good note.

Hope everyone has a excellent weekend and until our paths cross again, it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Luke Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night) ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
TATTOO: Urban Street – Distortion Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

PANTS: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Groove Pants @ TMDNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Cell Block Massacre @ Limit8NEW

POSE: WetCat Poses – Amiec Set1 @ Pose FairNEW

[#535] I’m Getting Drunk On A Plane

I might be passed out
In the baggage claim
But right now
I’m drunk on a plane

Dierks Bentley, ♫Drunk On A Plane

When it comes to scenes that I’m doing photos with if I have a theme (or soundtrack as I have referred to before) I like plays on words. If there’s a certain thing in the lyrics that I hone into I find a location or decor that fits. FOXCITY gave me an idea that I’d been brainstorming for a long time but until they released the Flight Club Backdrop at Kustom9 I couldn’t make it a reality.

The overall meaning (or message) of Dierks Bentley’s “Drunk On A Plane” isn’t what I’m trying to convey here but I am looking at it from the viewpoint of maybe someone who is a celebrity that tends to like their beverages a bit too much and on a personal jet you can party like it’s 1999 (or 2018 whatever you might like). Though from the looks at it, it’s a bit more than a party with all the bottles and 6 packs of beer.

I am quite grateful to Aleriah for allowing me to borrow her platform and also the skybox to help make this blog entry possible. Most of the time I am very prideful and don’t want people to help or assist but sometimes you just have to and with the results of this I think it was the right decision. Learning and getting a different point of view from a peer can help you in ways you might not have considered before.

FOXCITY Flight Club Backdrop features:

  • 100% Original Mesh
  • 2 different backdrops included (Day and Night)
  • Exclusive to Kustom9 until Nov. 10th

The pose I am using is also from a set by FOXCITY that was a previously release that works with this backdrop but was originally designed for the Limo backdrop they brought out a few months ago. It’s good that it serves a dual purpose as I went through a few different poses before I chose this one for the final scene photo.

One of the things I enjoy about being a blogger for The Men Jail is that it is filled with designers I know and admire but also a few that are new to the scene that I may not have had much interaction with and the shirt I am wearing is one of them. Unleashed is not a brand until recently I was familiar with but this “Nathan” shirt is honestly cool. I wore it a few times before I used it in a picture and played with the different designs the shirt comes with (as there is are two HUDs in the FATPACK, one for plain shirts and also one for graphic designed shirts).

Now that I’ve had the experience of wearing a product by Unleashed, I will certainly be keeping an eye out for future releases from them as this one is a pleasant addition to my wardrobe.

Unleashed Nathan Shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • Single sale options (6 plain, 6 graphic tees)
  • FATPACKS options for each type available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until October 28th

While the above two items are integral to the makeup of this scene, some of the items which are a part of my look as well as the decor also give it that extra something to help tell the story. Without the “RetroNerd Glassesy” by Paparazzi and the “Halloway Ripped Jeans” by Cold-Ash I could have made a scene that was like this but they certainly helped as it was the look I wanted to achieve.

A big help also came from the “Chronos Beer” set from 220ml, which I’ve used in other photos but not in the same capacity as this one and not as epicly either. The detail in this set really blows me away and there are so many options for you to choose from down to empty cases to half empty bottles…and there’s even a lime (as well as a bottle with a lime wedge).

I think after this flight my virtual self will probably want to lay off the Chronos for a bit and probably sleep a day or so. That will give me time to plot out my next idea for this blog. Looks like it’s time for me to wrap this up and put this post to bed and get you to the really good part…the credits. I had a blast with this and until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Stealthic – Rebellion
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Magnificent – Victor Hipster Stache & Beard (Night)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – RetroNerd Shades ✦ Previously Blogged
SHIRT: Unleashed – Nathan Shirt @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Holloway Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ Previously Blogged

BACKDROP: FOXCITY – Flight Club (Day Travel) @ Kustom9NEW
BEER DECOR: 220ml (MP) – Chronos Beer ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: FOXCITY – Posh Pose Set