[#379] I’m Drowning In Myself

I think I need help
‘Cause I’m drowning in myself
It’s sinking in, I can’t pretend
That I ain’t been through hell…

Help” – Papa RoachListen

Another weekend approaches and there’s plenty of goodies to cover. For those of you who are returning readers, welcome back! For those of you who are just finding this little space on the web for the first time then I kindly greet you and hope that you enjoy the sights of These Conversations Kill.

This entry is predominantly about The Men’s Department, which opened its doors to a new round on the 5th of June. I managed to find a lot of goodies to share with you, one of which is a review copy. There are so many good things to find there this month that it could take several posts to cover them all and that’s even piling a bunch of them up in this current look I’m about to discuss. Since there is so much to talk about, let me get right into it.

Modulus once again has another new hairstyle reflective of one of the most notable roman emperors in history. Last time I covered the “Caesar” hair and now just released is the “Julius” hair. While the styles bare a similar resemblance to one another, the “Julius” has longer hair in front. There are five color packs that you can choose from or the option to buy all of them at once for more variety and value. As with their previous release, this is definitely a great style for summer that I think you gentleman would really like.

As a member of the {Cold-Ash} blogger team, I was honored with a copy of the “JONAS” Muscle Tee. I have nothing but good things to say about this product as it fits perfectly with the pants I am about to talk about in a few moments. There are two different sets of color packs you can choose from: Classic and Light, (Classic has 8 different colors, Light has 6). There are sizes that will fit just about every male mesh body out there including the new Belleza “Jake”. If your someone who likes to be out in the warm weather and dislikes having any kind of sleeves, this is definitely an item for you. Look on the bright side, you’re able to show off those muscles when you are out and about for people to take notice.

Clef de Peau, they have become a very versatile brand as they’ve branched out from just being male and female skin designers. They also have launched clothing lines for both the gals and fellas as well and are very appealing whenever you find them at an event such as TMD. They have just released a set of clothes to which I only selected the pants as I already had my top lined up. When I came across the “Bootcut” Pants, it was truly hard to pick a color because there were so many good ones to choose from but in the end I went with Navy as most times I play it safe and choose monotone colors like black or white. These pants are perfect for those of you who like to wear boots of any type, well maybe save for cowboy boots. They certainly go great with high tops such as the ones I am wearing in this look that I’ll be talking about shortly. Clothing like this makes me look forward to the next Clef de Peau release.

The moment I saw the advertisement for the “FEARLESS STOMPERS” from [VALE KOER] I knew that I had complete my look. They were not available right away on opening day but I already had the majority of my outfit complete and all I needed was some footwear and these were just what I needed. With it being [VALE KOER] I couldn’t resist buying the Fatpack as the unlimited amount of customization that can be achieved by doing so made it an easy sell. What also sold me about these shoes is that they are a combination of a Chuck Taylor and a modern style boot. Inside the product package there are sizes for both male and female mesh bodies and also an unrigged version for those who have yet to make the plunge to mesh (by now most people have) or those that don’t have the right body to make fitting work for them.

Now that I’ve covered everything in this look that is at TMD, I’m going to move on to the Souled Out event in which I am wearing the “Lucent Eyes” by Avi-Glam. This item is also a part of blogger pack which I was given the full set, which consists of 25 different iris tones. These eyes are very well made and would be ones that I could easily wear for every day non-blogging. Besides the included mesh eyes, there are also HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka, and Omega compatible eyes. Also you have the option between Small, Medium, and Large sized pupils. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to shop for a new set of eyes, then this would be the time and product to get.

Knot & Co. is putting on the Only Summer Project in which BodyLanguage SLC has been kind enough to offer the “Thumbs Up A” Bento pose pack. This pack consists of 6 poses with included mirrors. So for those of you who want to take a picture showing how much you like something, this pose pack definitely deserves a thumbs up!

I’d also like to quick give a shout out to the Lockwood sim where these photos were taken. It’s a very well put together pose-apocalyptic sim that is definitely worth exploring even if you are not a photographer. I’ve included transportation to get there if you want to take a look at it, it’s certainly worth it in my opinion.

That should do it for another entry and I encourage you to follow the transportation to the stores and events available below in the full credits and be sure to grab demos first to ensure these products are right for you. It’s been an honor bringing you this look and these photos and until next time, stay stylish fellas!

HAIR⊱ Modulus – Julius Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
HAIRBASE⊱ Stealthic – Male Hairbase ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ AG. – Lucent Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Souled Out
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ ♯ Destination of Hope Hunt
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ {COLD-ASH} JONAS Muscle Tee ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ Clef de Peau.Bootcut Pants – Navy ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOES⊱ [VALE KOER] FEARLESS STOMPERS ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD

Photo Taken @ Lockwood


BodyLanguage SLC Bento SS POSE Thumbs Up A ♯ Only Summer Project / Gift

[#378] I’m Having The Time Of My Life

Better be ready when the sun goes down
when the sun goes down, when the sun goes down
Better be ready when the stars come out
when the stars come out, when the stars come out

Time Of My Life” – The AftersListen

So who is ready for summer? I can tell you this gentleman blogger is!!! With themed events and clothes that make this time of year one of the best and most creative to be a photographer and visual artist, it’s going to definitely be a very creative time here at These Conversations Kill. Before I get too long winded I’m going to get right into it and tell you what there is to know about what you see in the photos above.

Modulus has created another cool hair that they have for sale at the Tropical Summer ’17 event. “Caesar” is everything you might guess from the name. It’s inspired by the Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar. This is a very stylish cut and definitely one that you’d want to have for the summer months because if you’re like me in the real world, hot weather and hair are just not very friendly. I paired it with the Stealthic hairbase that is still available right now at Men Only Monthly. So head over to Tropical Summer ’17 and take a look for yourself at the 5 different colors packs or if you like variety, grab them all!!!

For this post I am once again wearing the “Arthur” skin from Stray Dog but this time I have paired it with the “Cameron” shape from Reach that you can find at the new Souled Out tri-monthly event. It is kind of hard to describe shapes for me but all I can say is I know that it makes me look like a stud so we’ll just leave it at that.

Sometimes in fashion males tend to wear female inspired things and vice versa and I think when it comes to eyes on the virtual grid, I think they can be unisex for the most part and the with the “Goldmine Eyes” by MESANGE it is certainly no different. This set of 5 different gold flecked inspired iris tones are apart of the Women’s Only Hunt currently going on this month. Inside the pack you get the mesh eyes with a HUD for them and also one for those with Omega Applier enabled eyes. Hunts can be fun so head over to the newly remodeled MESANGE store for your prize!

When I first saw the WIP (Work In Progress) for the RIOT “Maui Swim Shorts” I knew that these were going to be a fave of mine. Being a part of the blogger group for the brand is certainly an honor and here is what I have to say about this product. While I haven’t tried any of the other sizes included in the package, I can tell you that the Gianni shorts fit perfectly on the body. That’s not even the best part of these swim shorts by a long shot. The fact that you can change the three stripes to give yourself remarkable combinations which would allow you to be able to wear these many times without really wearing the same style twice gives it a very good value. Being a blogger makes it hard to wear things more than once but in those free times between photo shoots, I like to wear some of my favorite items and these will definitely be high on my priority list for those days relaxing by the pool. I also have to mention that buying the full package will give you even more extensive customization as well.

Last month at TMD {Milk Motion} released a prefab of a pool that you might find at a gymnasium or maybe an olympic training facility. Knowing that the RIOT shorts were coming, I picked this up as ideas were forming in my head for a scene and I feel like I really did make it what I saw in my head. This build is very nicely done and along with the pose I chose for the main “action” shot it made for an excellent and fun to do scene.

I have to send out a big thank you to Kay Weston, the owner of Image Essentials, which is a sponsor of myself and These Conversations Kill. She provided me one of the older products I had seen that fit the idea I had perfectly. The Summertime Fun set is in its original form a pose prop but I managed to use the poses inside of it to give me the ability to do a cannonball into the pool, who doesn’t enjoy doing that (in a deep water setting as I wouldn’t advise doing it in shallow water). I also used for my secondary close up shot one of the poses from the “Kai” pose set as well.

Now that you know the important parts of what went into this latest entry I will leave you to the full style credits below along with the transportation necessary to go to the stores and events featured here within. I will catch you on the next one and as always, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Caesar Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Tropical Summer ’17
HAIRBASE⊱ Stealthic – Male Hairbase ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESMESANGE – Goldmine Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ ♯ WOH
FACEStray Dog – Arthur (02) ☆NEW☆ ♯ Destination of Hope Hunt
BEARDNivaro – Rugged ♯ ☆NEW
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Cameron ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Souled Out

SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Maui Swim Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Signature Event

POOL(Milk Motion) La Piscine


IE – Summertime Fun (Jetty Bomb)
IE – Kai (1)

[#375] 6th Avenue Heartache

And the same black line that was drawn on you
was drawn on me
And now it’s drawn me in…

6th Avenue Heartache” –  The Wallflowers (ft. Adam Duritz)  ♫Listen

A lot of bloggers out there tend to stick with only the current and new items in their entries but sometimes I like to mix some of the new items from current events to some of my more favorite items within a certain time range or from a certain brand that I know is relevant and still kicking butt on the fashion scene. One of those that comes to mind is [Deadwool]. In my last posting I wore the “Strider” boots because it fit with what I was working with. For this look I combined some of my new items with the “Pleated” Jeans. I’ve featured them a few times but that is the brilliance of purchasing the full packs because you are not always wearing the same one each time out.

One of my favorite brands, Modulus, has two new offerings at the freshly restocked “Limit8” event. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, it is full of different designers and items with at least one item with a limited amount of product to sell and once it’s sold out it will no longer be sold again in that form. There are two items from Modulus being sold and I’ll start with the “Tate” Hair. It’s a hair that is in between the short to medium range and is combed over to the right side with a little bit of a floaty look. This item is not one of the limited items but it goes perfectly with the “David” hairbase that is also being sold and is the limited edition item for the event of which only 100 copies will be sold. I would take a trip there as soon as you can to take a look at this item because I have no doubt it will go fast.

Also recently re-opened is the Men Only Monthly event, which happens to be one of the ones I look forward to each 20th day of the month. I have two different items from it but we’ll start first with the review copy of the “Andrej” skin from Avi-Glam. I like the youthful look that this skin provides and goes excellent with the “Dante” Shape that is also available at M.O.M. Avi-Glam has also relaunched their body skins which “Andrej” is the first release to get the treatment of new and updated skin tones. There are 8 tones to choose from (Ivory, Fair, Light, Honey, Latte, Tan, Dark, and Cocoa) and the v2 body appliers which you can find at their main location have an option for soft or athletic. Head over to Men Only Monthly and grab some demos because you might just like what you see and want to have it for yourself.

One of my many weaknesses when it comes to shopping (other than skins or gacha machines) is shoes. If it is made by one of my favorite designers there’s more than likely a chance that I’m going to buy it and buy a full pack at that. Kustom9 certainly pulled me in when I saw the “TCHEKOV” Sneakers. These shoes are based off one of the popular brands of low top shoes that I’m not going to name specifically but can tell you that it is named after an animal. The color choice I went with this time is the Suede Cream as it is something that I might not normally go with but I went out of my comfort zone of monotone type colors and felt this fit pretty well with the rest of the outfit. Inside the package you will find sizes for Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and TMP for the gals respectively) and Gianni, SLink, and TMP (for the fellas) as well as Unrigged for both.

For the pose and backdrop of this scene, I’m utilizing the Wetcat & Lemon’s “Alley” backdrop which you can find at FaMESHed until the end of the month. This set can be purchased with or without the animations if you decide that you would prefer to use your own. The one thing that bothered me about this is that to try and use my own lightning I had to edit the build and find the various light sources within it but it is a small price to pay really for a well put together backdrop.

Now that I’ve gone through just about everything there is to know about this look, I’ll leave you with the complete credits of what I am wearing and where to find it either by store or by event. Thank you for taking a look and as always until next time, stay stylish fellas!


HAIR⊱ Modulus – Tate Hair ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
HAIRBASE⊱ Modulus – David (Limited Edition) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Limit8
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Sheba Eyes ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ AG. Andrej Skin ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M
BODY⊱ Belleza – Jake ♯ ☆NEW
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Dante ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ M.O.M

JACKET⊱ not so bad – DANTE Suit Jacket (Multi Check) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
JEANS[Deadwool] Pleated Jeans – Quicklime
SHOES⊱ [ VERSOV ] TCHEKOV Sneakers (Suede CREAM) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Kustom9


::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Alley” Backdrop (Includes Poses) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ FaMESHed

[#362] How Did You Love?

No one gets out alive
Every day is do or die
The one thing we leave behind
Is how do you love…”

How Did You Love?” –  Shinedown  ♫Listen

With the tumultuous times in the world today I thought for a moment what it would truly be like if everyone just did their thing and didn’t care about differences that people have all around. I picked the theme of this entry because it really called to me. At the end of the day when it comes time to go on to the next whatever it is we embark upon when our mortal life ends. I think a lot of us would or should think back to how they went through the course of their life. I know personally, I’d want to know that I cared enough about the people around me and gave love (and there’s different kinds of it mind you) to everyone I knew. It’s a little deep but thought provoking all the same.

Now that I’ve gotten the heavy commentary out of the way I have a lot of great things to share with you. Another look at items from The Men’s Department along with things from Cosmopolitan, The Epiphany, The Black Fair, and Bloom.

Modulus has been on a roll lately with making quality skins and the newest item that’s arrived at Bloom is no exception. “Beckett” is available in 6 different tones and has options for eyebrows and new to this product a neck tattoo. I thought that was a great added touch from the normal where you could have eyebrows and a facial hair. This way if you choose to add that you can use your favorite Catwa or Omega applier and also have a neck tat to boot.

I combined this with the “Anders” shape from Reach, which can be found at The Black Fair until the 19th of April. Take a look at their booth if you are not satisfied with this product they have plenty of others that are excellent too.

RIOT has taken a favorite of theirs and given it a re-release for the Bloom event. The “Joseph” Cargo’s have added colors and a new lower lag HUD to make things easier. I was a fan of this product during its initial release so I was happy to hear that it was given a new makeover of sorts. New sizes have been added as well so if the first time around it wasn’t compatible with the body you have, there is nary a doubt that it will fit perfectly now. Also, if you previously purchased this item you can go to the RIOT store and have a new version redelivered to you otherwise you’ll have to head over to the Bloom event where they are exclusive until the event is over.

A&D is one of the brands within the last year or less that has continuously put out great footwear with great fits for mesh bodies such as Absolut-Creation’s “Adam”, [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard avatars, and also TMP. At the current round of Cosmopolitan which runs until the 22nd, you still have time to grab up the very casual and stylish “Barcelona” shoes. Of course as you can tell it is another low top design that I absolutely had to have and knowing I could get much use out of it splurged to get the Fatpack so that I could style it in whatever way I wanted. The leather, the cord laces, the soles etc.

There’s been a gacha madness sighted at The Epiphany! The event opened up on the 15th and let me tell you it was quite an adventure to get in just in! I’ve slowly become a fan of using well put together backdrops. It still does not substitute actually finding a location out on the grid but it can sometimes help set a mood. I found that in the SEUL “#scenes” machine. The backdrop I am using is called “Storefront Blanc” and I thought the wall with graffiti on it was a great place to park myself in front of.

Lastly, another item from the Twe12ve event is the “Kai” pose set from Image Essentials. There are 6 different BENTO enabled poses to choose from with mirrors so that if you favor a particular side more you have your choice of what direction you wish to pose in. It also makes me happy that I’m getting to see new male poses from IE especially ones that are BENTO enabled. Gives me a lot more to work with when trying to express myself.

For those of you who celebrated the Easter holiday this past weekend, I hope it was an enjoyable one and that if you had time off that you were well rested. I know that I got some approved relaxation and now I’m back at it once again.

I’ve bent all your ears’ off so I’m going to wrap this up and encourage you to look below to the credits to find the great stores and events to check out the items I’ve featured or any of the other great items you can find at them. Until the next time, as always stay stylish fellas!


EYESGo&See * Mermaid * ♯ ☆NEW
FACE⊱ Modulus – Beckett Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Anders Shape ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Black Fair

BLAZER⊱ L&B Swear – Blazer ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHORTS⊱ RIOT / Joseph Cargo Shorts ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Bloom
SOCKS⊱ ::C’est la vie !:: Ilva Short Socks (#2)
SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Barcelona ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan

CAPLegal Insanity – Ascot Flat Cap – Herringbone

BACKDROP⊱ SEUL – Storefront Blanc ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Epiphany


IE – Kai (b) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Twe12ve

[#360] They Said It Gets Easier But They Lied

Really, I’m so thankful for the people I meet,
the places I’ve seen but when she’s not here
It doesn’t feel like I’m living my dream

Miles Away” –  Memphis May Fire (feat. Kellin Quinn)  ♫Listen

After taking a small break for myself, I am back with a bunch of new things that I am truly excited about and to share with you. From this look you’ll find items from the recently open Spring round of The Season’s Story, more goods from The Men’s Department and also a look at one of my favorite items from Shoetopia.

Let’s start with the “Jake” skin from Modulus that is out now at The Seasons Story. I really like this skin as it really coincides with what I look for in a look for my avi. It comes with the options you’ve come to know from Modulus’ “M BARE” line of skins. Shapes for the brows and body are also included. The product is worth going to check out and I’m utilizing the cream tone but if you are looking for something else they have other tones that might suit you better.

Many people including myself love the [Deadwool] brand and that truly may be an understatement. I’ve been a follower of this brand since their very beginnings and they seem to continue to produce products that are truly amazing and well crafted. Their most recent release at the Shoetopia event is no exception. “Chase” is a low top style sneaker that comes in various colors but if you get the full pack you get extra bits in the HUD that comes with it. There are also built in socks which you can change as well, or remove them and go without. I’m a sucker for shoes like this and I know that these will definitely get plenty of use even if they don’t appear here on this site.

I’m also wearing the {Cold-Ash} “Tyler” tank top from The Men’s Department that uses the classic color HUD. I really love how this fits, which I am wearing it for the Gianni body. It goes great with the BlankLine “CargoPants” that were from the past version of the SIGNATURE event. “Tyler” has an option for a thinner waist if you choose to make it more fitting to your body. I like things to be a little looser so I went with the wider waisted version.

The second release of three to come from MESANGE at the We Love RP event is called the “Taomina Eyes”. These eyes are stunning as are all releases you can find from the brand. 15 different colors to choose from with a HUD that includes Omega enabled appliers. These eyes are not just for role-play enthusiasts. They can be used for everyday which is another thing I like about the majority of the releases MESANGE put out.

The bag you see me holding is the {Q-Essentials} Messenger Bag; while there is no set release date for this item, I was granted the privilege of being able to showcase it here for you guys. When it is released, I will inform you in a future entry as I link back to this post so that you can grab it when the time comes. I really like this bag and it’s made well and there will be more colors to choose from when it has a proper release.

I have to give a special mention to [Bad Unicorn] for their excellent backdrops. For this entry I went back from one of their earlier releases the “Hype-Beast” set and am using the RARE from this gacha machine. It fit the idea I had in my head so I’m very glad that I was able to make use of this.

Also be sure to check out Exile, they have a new build at their main location as well as a gift for both the gals and the fellas. They have new hair textures for their products so I think that is well worth checking it out.

Now that you are better informed about what you see in this entry, I leave you with the transportation to get to these stores and events so you can see everything they have to offer. I’ll catch you again soon but until then, stay stylish fellas!


HAIRExile: Alone Together – Naturals
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Taomina ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ We Love RP
FACE⊱ Modulus – Jake Skin – Cream ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ The Seasons Story (Spring)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.5

TANKTOP⊱ {COLD-ASH} TYLER Tank Top (CLASSIC PACK) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTSBlankLine CargoPants [Paint]
SHOES⊱ [Deadwool] Chase sneakers ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Shoetopia

BAG⊱ {Q-Essentials} Commuter Bag – Black (Coming Soon)

BACKDROP[Bad Unicorn] 01 Hype-Beast Backdrop RARE

Gacha Item


*CN* Pose 1711 (5a)

[#358] I Stand Alone

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

I Stand Alone  Godsmack  ♫Listen

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

RINGSAbsolut Vendetta – Icarus Bento Rings ♯ ☆NEW

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


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

[#356] And Way Down We Go

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

Way Down We Go” –  Kaleo  ♫Listen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

KATANA[BODY FACTORY] Kombat Katana (Silver)

Photo Taken @ Islamey


Thrust Poses – Kneel Pose Set (5) ♯ Marketplace