[#439] No Reason

The actions misleading
The words have no meaning
and leave it further still

No Reason♫ – Dry Kill Logic

It’s 2018…just a few days in and here’s the first transmission from yours truly for These Conversations Kill. I feel like I started out on an edgier note with this first entry but I feel like as the world continues to change in whatever way, sometimes doing different things is a necessity. This post came about when I came across one of the main pieces of the scene, the Choices backdrop by FOXCITY. It poses a great question that many of us are probably stuck in the middle of every day.


Build or Destroy… I think that is likely a central theme in 2018 and likely beyond. Personally I believe the world has been destroyed little by little every day without any consequence or regard. I’m not stating it to try and be political because it’s not only politicians who are part of this, it is every single person and likely even myself included. In my mind this year is one I want to improve upon…to build. To help build myself towards something better and help build those up around me and to strengthen the chain.


For the last several entries I’ve been employing some newer skills that I learned in my creative process and I feel like it is helping me with the little bit of a block that I had for several months. Maybe with these new things it will help me create even better photos that not only tell a story like I’ve done since day one but also help those who design the items I am featuring prosper better as well.

Trying to stay on track here, I want to encourage all you fellas that are fans of Clef de Peau to go to their store and pick up the great gifts that have been left for members of the in-world group. If you like what you see and are NOT a member, it’s easy all you have to do is sign up when you reach the store (the taxi will be in the credits below).  I’m not sure which item out of the three I’m excited about the most. The baggy pants are really great and the shirt with the skulls on it is really cool as well. There is another shirt included in the gifts that has a design on it as well but the skulls spoke to me more even though I did like the other design as well.


A new (and the second) round of The Men’s Jail is coming up soon and I am proud to say that the feature is the “Blackbridge Bracelet” by {Q-Essentials}. What some of you might not realize is that the principal owner and creator of the brand is also my father. Seeing his work in an event like The Men’s Jail puts a smile on my face as I know how hard he works to try and build his brand much like I do trying to build upon each entry of These Conversations Kill. This is why I had to feature the bracelet and not because it is from my father’s store, it’s because I think it’s awesome and think you’ll enjoy it too once the event opens and you have the opportunity to take a look/get your hands on it.

Well everyone I feel like it is time for me to wrap this up; I hope everyone had a safe and prosperous entry into the new year. I look forward to seeing what the next chapter will bring and the adventures to come.

I hope you will join me for them.

Onto the next conversation….Sincerely,

Brennan Q. Reinerman

HAIR: No.Match – No Bling

This hair was originally purchased during a round of Cosmopolitan and I had ideas for it to be used in but they never materialized. Once I started putting together this kind of post-apoc look it reminded me that I had that hair and that it might fight the look I was going for. I purchased the variety pack so it has the basic colors in it that you would normally associate most people having for hair color.

HEAD: CATWA – Victor
EYES: AG. Hope Eyes (Ocean)
FACE: Stray Dog – Nate T2
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged
BODY:: Belleza – Jake

SHIRT: Clef de Peau – Long Tee Skull Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

What drew me to this shirt instantly is the skull design as it is kinda my thing. The shirt is rather long compared to a regular t-shirt and I’m probably incorrect but it seems like the type you would find a raver wearing (don’t shoot me if I’m wrong). I like the shorter than normal sleeves as well as it allows more of the bicep to show and allow anyone who has well toned arms to show off what they’ve got.

PANTS: Clef de Peau – Jogger Pants Black (Group Gift) ⚜ NEW

Super baggy jogger pants…what can I say about them? They remind me a lot of a style of pant called “bushido” pants and I actually own a pair of them in the real world. I practically live in them during the warmer months because they aren’t quite like pants but they aren’t exactly shorts either. It’s a perfect blend and they flow really well when you walk (unless it would be really close to a machine then you might want to be pretty careful not to get caught up in it).

SHOES: ..::ILLI::.. Myles Formal Shoes

BRACELET: {Q-Essentials} Blackridge Bracelet @ The Men’s Jail ⚜ NEW

While I could probably throw this into the actual accessories section, it is a wearable so I’m going to leave it where it is in the apparel area. As you might have read above, my father is the Q behind {Q-Essentials}. I was granted an advanced copy of both versions to help test them out and during the process I really noticed how cool these were. Bracelets and rings are something I like to wear and in-world it is a lot easier than wearing necklaces as they are so darn hard to get to look right on a permanent basis sometimes. This item is at The Men’s Jail but the round is not quite open so I’m not going to leave a taxi right now but I’ll come back and edit this once the event opens (hopefully I remember!).

BACKDROP: FOXCITY. Photo Booth – Choices (Group Gift)

This backdrop I’ve seen in various different works by other fashion bloggers and I wanted to try my hand at putting something together with it. I feel like the “Build or Destroy” concept is a really good one as I alluded to before (unless you skipped right down to the credits which is okay too). Probably one of the more recent backdrops of this scale happens to be quite a favorite. I’m not sure if I’ll find a use for it again but maybe I will find a way to revisit it in the future.

RK Poses – Jacob (6, 4)

Some time has passed since RK Poses returned from a bit of a hiatus to start creating poses again and me picking any of them up. This set seemed to call to me when I was browsing around so I thought it would be good to use and I’ve used two of the six poses in the set during this photo shoot so I feel I’ve gotten my monies worth. Definitely will find a way to incorporate these poses into future sessions.

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[#409] It Was Worth It In The End

We knew we had to leave this town
But we never knew when and we never knew how
We would end up here the way we are

September” – DaughtryListen

As the season is beginning to change you’ll start seeing scenery changes on just about all the fashion blogs out there and there’s nothing wrong with that. I encourage people to use whatever might inspire them and the changing of seasons is one of those things that can help renew the creative juices flowing within our minds. While personally I am not a fan of colder weather I do embrace it every now and again when it gives me something to work with.

Listening to some playlists the other day I came up with the theme for this photo and it really fits considering the title of the song is the month we are actually still in (but not for much longer of course). It also happened that I saw a photo at a sim I always enjoyed taking pics at, The Fall Trace, which I had not kept up with or even thought was still open. Very glad that it is though and there is a taxi for you down in the full credits.

I only have one sponsored item in my look this time and is another color from the “Charm Eyes” by Avi-Glam currently being sold at Shiny Shabby. I feel as though sometimes if you feature more then one color from an eye set it helps consumers make more of a decision on whether or not they want to purchase the product.

Also in this look set are items from The Men’s Department which has a day or so more left before they close up for the beginning of the next round to get set up. I really did managed to bring home a lot of merch from this month’s event and every bit of it has been great to feature in my work.

Events also featured in this entry are the Hipster Men’s Event and a brand new round of Shoetopia (which I was excited to see as there are usually a small but good amount of footwear for us fellas there). As for the Hipster Men’s event, I have since its first round come home with quite a few items. Another reason to look forward to the beginning of a new month!

I’ve taken up enough of your time but I’m glad you’ve come to take a look at my latest adventure but it is time to go begin a new one…a new conversation if you will. Below are the credits as well as some personal thoughts on the newest items in the look.

Onto the next conversation …

HAIR⊱ no.match_ – NO_SNOW @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Even Kit Harrington himself would be impressed with this hair based off of his character on Game of Thrones. This very authentic looking hair is available in several different color packs as well as a variety and Fatpack. Also included is a HUD for a matching hairbase. It comes in a small and large size. I had to take a front and back photo of this to show you how accurate it looks.

HEADLeLutka – Andrea ♯ NEW
EYES⊱ AG. Charm Eyes – Fatpack @ Shiny ShabbyNEW
FACE⊱ ~Tableau Vivant~ – Andrea 003 @ LeLutkaNEW
BODYBelleza – Jake

SHIRT/VEST⊱ ::K:: Classy Gillet Homme Tan @ TMDNEW

Part one of a separated outfit available for a few more days at The Men’s Department. Shirt and Vest (or Gillet’s as they are also called) combinations are a favorite of mine to have in my virtual closet. There are several Gillet colors to choose from (also available in a Fatpack if you can’t decide on just one) with an included HUD that gives you 6 options to change the color of your shirt to. Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male body wearers can head over to TMD to take a look at this very casual combo.

PANTS⊱ ::K:: Soft Cargo Pants Homme Navy @ TMDNEW

So you’ve probably just picked up the Classy Gillet and are thinking “I don’t have any pants to go with this” and then as you are at TMD your eyes wander below to find these excellent pair of cargo’s. With the option to wear them with or without the included belt (which has a HUD to change the color) you are sure to look your best wherever you may be wearing them to, either by themselves or as a complete outfit with the Classy Gillet. These pants are available separately or as a Fatpack and compatible with the same sizes as the Gillet above.

SHOES⊱ A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- @ ShoetopiaNEW

With the upper and lower part of the body covered, I needed something to cover the dogs as it were and fortunately enough a new round of Shoetopia opened. A&D does a really good job with producing quality clothing and footwear and my eyes feasted upon these monk styled dress shoes and thought they were perfect. Just like any other A&D release if you purchase the full Fatpack you get treated to bonus colors and in this release you get them in the form of both shoe and sock colors. Wearers of Classic avi’s as well as Belleza, Signature, SLink, and TMP male mesh bodies will be able to wear these very slick shoes. They are sure to complement any dressed up look and could even be right for some casual attire situations as well.

Photo Taken @ The Fall Trace


WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #4 (1) @ Hipster Men’s EventNEW

Pose makers Wrong and The Owl collaborate to bring us a pose pack for the Hipster Men’s Event. 4 different poses to choose from that could make for a good photo opportunity with a quality bento enhanced pose. If these two continue to collaborate in the future I’ll be sure to keep my eyes peeled. Check them out, I encourage you to.

[#351] Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture

You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it
Til there’s nothing at all

Hey Ya” –  Outkast  ♫Listen

Well now that the weekend’s just about over it’s time to get back to business. With just a week left to go get your shop on at the Skin Fair, I’ve got another couple releases from the event to keep you entertained.

The 3rd and final exclusive release that I have for you from Modulus is called “Rocky” and is is a darker skin that comes in almond, caramel, and expresso tones. The last time I featured a skin with these tones I believe I used the caramel so I chose to switch it up and go with almond this time. With using the projector lights from LUMIPro, I think the end result turned out nicely.

Another Skin Fair release and is the second of three exclusives from Reach Shapes is the “Randall” shape. I felt it went really well with “Rocky” and made a very tough and handsome look that would slay the ladies at the club…when not in the rest room that is!

Going back to an old favorite, I’m wearing the RIOT “Eli Chill” pants. I couldn’t quite get the exact look of Andre 3000 of Outkast but I thought I would try to get as close as possible being that I used their song as a them for this session.

For a second straight entry, I’m wearing a hair made from no. match, which is called “No AIM” and it can be purchased at Cosmopolitan which is running this current cycle for another week which is the same day that Skin Fair ends so I urge you to go out and grab it. It comes with a HUD that you can change the head scarf to four different colors.

I wasn’t able to quite make it before the end of n.21 but the “Gemini Lowtops” from FLite are the perfect combination with the “Eli Chill” pants for a cool casual hangout look. Sizes for the shoe include male and female SLink, Belleza, Maitreya and also Standard unrigged for the gals and fellas that do not use any of the mentioned mesh bodies.

The backdrop you see is from the “Illusion” set from MINIMAL that you can still get at the current round of Uber. There’s not much time for you to go grab it so you might want to hurry because I’ve enjoyed using every one of the backdrops that I have used out of this set. I look forward to seeing what MINIMAL will do for their next group of them.

A blogger’s work is never done if you have ever been one or even know one in your life. It’s time for me to get back to it so I can give you a few more Skin Fair items before they close the doors for another awesome year of products.

Until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HAIR⊱ no.match ~ NO AIM ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Cosmopolitan
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Melancholia Eyes
FACE⊱ Modulus – Rocky Skin (Almond) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017
BEARD⊱ -Valiant- (Part of Stango Hair / No Longer Available)
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SHAPE⊱ Reach – Randall  ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Skin Fair 2017

PANTSRIOT / Eli Chill Pants
SHOESFLite – Gemini Lowtops

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (2) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber (Feb/Mar)


RK Poses – Kole (1)
*CN* pose 1753 (1)

[#350] It’s Friday I’m In Love

I don’t care if Monday’s blue
Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too
Thursday, I don’t care about you…

Friday I’m In Love” –  The Cure  ♫Listen

TGIF!!! Also for those of you who are Irish (and to those who find a way to be Irish) Happy St. Patty’s Day!

I hope everyone has had as productive a week as it seems I have. Now that the weekend approaches it’ll be time to recover from all the great events and shopping that’s been done. For this entry today I ‘ve taken a break from my coverage of Skin Fair to bring some new items from TMD from brands such as Modulus and ::K:: and also a new (and old) release from FLite.

Here’s the details…

Evan is the latest in the M-Bare line of skins from Modulus that was released for the current round of The Men’s Department. It has the options for brows or browless and also has built in facial hair if you choose to use it and there is also an option for a combination of both. I like how this skin paired up with the Miles shape from REACH.

I’ve got a double helping of ::K:: in the form of the “Leon Sarrouel” pants and the “Leon Singlet” which make a great matching pair and are currently also available at TMD. Inside the package there are sizes for [SIGNATURE] Gianni, SLink Physique, Standard and TMP body types.

Now I usually don’t have too many issues with clothing but I noticed that for the Leon Singlet which I am wearing for the Gianni body, when you alpha out the back to not make your skin poke out there is a space under your shoulder that looks like a bite has been taken out. Now without the alpha cuts there are spots that poke out from the back. I’m not making a huge gripe about it but I thought it was necessary to inform the readers of this and will be getting a hold of Mr. Ragu about it as well. It may not be an issue if you are standing still without an AO but everyone uses them these days so that might create and issue.

FLite has gone and done it again! They have refashioned one of their old releases so that it is compatible with female and male mesh body types. The “Retro” Gliders is a limited to 1000 product that is available now at their main location. It only is available as a Fatpack and gives you several out of the box options as well as the ability to color different parts yourself. Sizes include: Belleza, Maitreya, SLink and TMP for the ladies and for the fellas: SLink, TMP, and Standard sizes which could also be applicable for Unisex styling. These are definitely some cool kicks and I have always enjoyed the FLite brand.

For my hair, I have the “No Offence” which is what inspired me mostly for the theme of the post. I’m a pretty casual fan of the band, The Cure and the hair screamed the essence of frontman Robert Smith so I ran with it and tried my best to create a look that was reminiscent and used the MINIMAL Illusion #3 backdrop because it seemed very 80’s/90’s and was perfect for what I needed.

Be sure to check back for more coverage of Skin Fair and also the newly stocked Men Only Monthly event which I’ll be sure to have goodies from. Have yourselves a great weekend and until next time, stay stylish fellas.


HAIRno.match ~ NO OFFENCE
HEADCATWA – Daniel (Bento)
EYESAG. Serene Eyes
FACE⊱ Modulus – Evan Skin (Cream) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
MAKEUPVYC – Smokey Eyeshadow
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1
SHAPEReach – Miles

TANKTOP⊱ ::K:: Leon Singlet Homme – Black ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
PANTS⊱ ::K:: Leon Sarrouel with Shoulder Jacket Homme – Black ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ TMD
SHOESFLITE. Retro Gliders V2 ♯ ☆NEW

BACKDROP⊱ MINIMAL – Illusion Backgrounds (3) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ Uber


*CN* pose 1754 (5a) ♯ ☆NEW☆ @ 2nd Level

[#325] Everything Changes

If I could turn back the years
If you could learn to forgive me
Then I could learn to feel

Everything Changes” –  Staind    ♫Listen

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Gentleman, today I come to you with a relaxed look for those days on the weekend where you just want to kick back and just do a whole lot of nothing. You’ll find in this post items from SwagBag to the Mesh Body Addicts and The Medieval Fantasy Fair, along with a nice little surprise I found on the Marketplace.

We’ll get to the SwagBag first since that started earlier in the month. No.Match has released the “No Hope” hair which is a medium length side hanging style. You can use just about any kind of hairbase with this and it will still look great. Keep in mind that the pack only includes the Ombre tones with combinations of browns/blondes and blacks/reds. There should be something there for everyone who wants to deviate from the normal.

MESANGE is currently offering the “Cranford Eyes” at The Medieval Fantasy Fair. As I mentioned in a previous entry, their newly updated HUD is fantastic. It gives you the opportunity to use either the mesh eyes that are included or use appliers for the Omega and Genesis Lab systems. The Beauty Pack, which includes 15 different iris colors is well worth the price and I highly recommend it.

For those who are fans of the Mesh Body Addicts event, I have something for you. One of my favorite up and coming creators, RIOT, has released the Lennon Long Line Jeans. These jeans have a wide variety of denim tones and will fit just about any avatar choice you have. The HUD is simple to use and you can also choose the color style of the metal buttons on them which gives a broader range of choice combinations.

For the aforementioned Marketplace item I spoke of, I was browsing the other day not for anything in particular and came across the Portand shirt from Native Urban. I’m positive that this shirt is available in-world but to discover it first on the Marketplace where things can be very hit or miss makes it a mega find. It has a relaxed look and is fitted for Standard avatars as well as those with SLink and [SIGNATURE] Gianni bodies as well. It comes packaged with a HUD that has a wide variety of graphic designs, allowing for it to be one of those shirts that you don’t just toss into your closet and forget about it. There is at least a design that you could wear it every day of the week and not wear the same look twice.

This is all I have for this outing and I’d rather everyone take a ride from the credits below to take a look at these items and much more at the events they are featured in. The SwagBag is subscription based but can still be purchased from their Headquarters, the taxi will also be below. Until the next time, keep it stylish fellas!

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HAIR⊱ no.match_ ~ NO HOPE ~ Essentials/OMBRE ≠ ☆NEW☆ @SwagBag (Jan)
HEAD[GA.EG] Damon Bento Mesh Head
EYES⊱ MESANGE – Cranford Eyes / BEAUTY PACK ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ The Medieval Fantasy Fair
FACE⊱  Clef de Peau: Bradley T2 [GA.EG] ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mainstore
BODY[SIGNATURE] Gianni – Body – v3.1

SHIRT⊱ -NU- Portland Shirt ≠ @ Marketplace
JEANS⊱ RIOT / Lennon Long Line Jeans ≠ ☆NEW☆ @ Mesh Body Addicts

[#219] Don’t Believe It Just Watch

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Cause Uptown Funk gon’ give it to ya
Saturday night and we in the spot…

SectionHeaders_TLv2⊰HAIR⊱ Modulus – Zechia Hair – Blondes //NEW◇ @ TMD
⊰HEAD⊱ CATWA HEAD Jackson
⊰EYES⊱ .ID. Attraction Eyes – FATPACK
⊰FACE⊱ Clef de Peau – Andre T2 //NEW◇ @ TMD
⊰BEARD⊱ :: Miss Canning :: [ Facial Hair Pack ] // @ Marketplace
⊰GOATEE⊱ no.match_ ~ NO DATE ~ GOATEE (Group Gift)
⊰BODY⊱ Absolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

⊰COAT/SHIRT⊱ Ascend // Uptown Pea Coat BLACK //NEW◇ @ M.O.M
⊰JEANS⊱ * SORGO – PRIMA jeans / LIGHT //NEW◇ @ TMD
⊰BOOTS⊱ V-Spot // Buckled Up Boots BLACK //NEW◇ @ M.O.M

⊰POSE⊱ grafica poses ~ Elvis

SectionHeaders_TIv2Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars)Listen/View

[#197] The Only Card I Need Is

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Pushing up the ante, I know you’ve got to see me
Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again!

One of the main themes around this blog is music and how each story that is told within the pictures here contains elements from them, even the title is associated with a song. This particular entry is dedicated to the life and music of one Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister of the band, Motorhead. Many years have his gravelly voice echoed on various music playing devices in homes across the world.

Sadly, the world lost one of the most unique icons in music. A few days ago, Lemmy learned that he had an advanced form of cancer and within two days was gone. He will be remembered for his hard hitting style, and hard living lifestyle which many figured would consume him long before he reached the age of 70, which didn’t stop him from going out there and putting on a show.

I know you’re out there now somewhere, driving someone crazy and looking awesome with that sideburn/stache combo that you gave the name to. Thank you for all the memories that you’ve given so many music fans. May you rest peacefully sir.

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HAIRno.match_ ~ NO_ACTION ~ All COLORS
FACIAL HAIRNo.MINAL – Zangief Black Beard
HEAD⊱ [AK] Pablo Mesh Head // @ M.O.M //NEW
EYES.ID. – Sunset Eyes FATPACK
BODYSLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
HANDSSLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Cigarette/Relaxed
FEETSLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1
TATTOO⊱ !BaaaH! Store – Ace of Spades Tattoo // @ M.O.M //NEW

JEANS⊱ INVICTUS –  Open Jeans / Dark // @ Marketplace
SHOES[The Forge] Strider Plus (Black)

BRACELETApple May Designs – Forged Cuffs (Steel)
CIGARETTE⊱ FNKY! Cigarette II // @ Marketplace

MOTORCYCLEKalopsia – Crimson Saints – Motorbike

POSE* S O R G O – Aah (D)

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The Ace Of Spades” – MotorheadListen/View