[#588] You Don’t Look Back

When will you learn?
I’m not your boy
You don’t look back
Why do I pick up your slack?

Filter, ♫Jurassitol

I apologize for the lack of new posts but I’ve been under the weather for the last week or so and it caught up to me in the last few. To give myself a little bit if a needed break I decided to refrain from partaking in any kind of photo taking or blogging until I felt in the right state to do it and this is my way of testing the water a little bit.

I have a little bit of time before any new commitments blogging wise come up so I decided to try my hand at something I usually reserve for Halloween, which is do photographs inspired by The Crow. I’ve loosely associated this photo with the second film in the series, City of Angels and while nothing will ever come close to the originals I enjoyed it as best as I could because I wasn’t expecting anything so I wasn’t disappointed.

The version of the the character, Ash, was a mechanic who rides a motorcycle in the film so this is my tribute to it but not as closely based as my previous photos related to the original film.

Everything I used for this photo are non-current event items that I pulled together however there is a new release that is store specific in the form of the “Leather Leggings” that I am wearing from NOCHE. That’s right, I couldn’t pass these up because I am a fan of things that are made of leather…(wallets, jackets, shoes and of course pants or leggings as these are). There is also a latex version that came out at the same time if you’re more into that than leather which is alright too. But you can get your leggings fix on by going to the main store and checking these out.

NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)

  • Original mesh
  • Materials for advanced lighting
  • 3 different sizes for male “package”
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) mesh bodies

Sometimes putting photos together can be difficult as far as poses go. Trying to find the right thing to make the setting perfect so while I was trying to find the perfect motorcycle prop and pose set, I ended up combining the bike from WetCat’s recent “Young Blood” couples pose with Poseidon Poses “Action Bike” pose set (took them out of the bike and threw the pose I wanted into a poseball). Combining them worked out for me because it gave me the look I wanted from the start; sometimes improvising is the best answer to getting the results I’m looking for.

I love long coats (duster’s and trenches or anything in that family) and through a photo I saw on Facebook, I was introduced to one I’d never seen before by Lenox. It surprised me because I’m usually pretty good at keeping up with releases from the store with many of them residing in my closet already. I made a run for the store and instantly grabbed all of them because who knows when I may need this in another color down the road (pun intended of course). The fit is great and it also has materials to give it an extra special look with advanced lighting much like the leggings I paired it with.

On that note though I think I am going to leave you all with the credits and at least say that if anyone might be interested in the face pain I have on it is one that’s been retired for quite a while so it’s something that unfortunately cannot be purchased. Hopefully though someone will come along and and perhaps make an newer version that could be even better.

I am going to go find some more things to bundle up with and be back again soon providing I don’t freeze to death in the great freezover of 2019. Hope you’ve enjoy my brief little post and I look forward to getting back more into the swing of things in the next few days as February is now upon us. Until then be will, stay safe and treat others as you’d like being treated.

Best regards,

Brennan


LOCATION: Motorheadz Cafe

POSE: Poseidon Poses – Action Bike

BIKE: WetCat Poses – Part of Young Blood Pose Set

HAIR: Vango. – Aaron

JACKET: Lenox – Invader Jacket
SHIRT: Lenox – Mens T-Shirt Colors
PANTS: NOCHE – Leather Leggings (Black)
BOOTS: Versov – Molotov Boots (Full Black)

[#560] You’re Not Alone

You’re not alone
There is more to this, I know
You can make it out
You will live to tell

You’re not alone
There is more to this, I know
You can make it out

Saosin, ♫You’re Not Alone

Many virtual bloggers are using holiday tunes as themes to coincide with their posts and while sometimes I do that (and likely will before it’s all said and done) I decided to take a trip in the music time machine about 12 years to a time when I was able to listen to an internet radio show by one of my friends out East on his College campus.

Those were good times and I walked away with a lot of good tunes and diverse music from the time; one of the bands that I recall hearing on the show was Saosin. The song just seemed one of those that was meant to help uplift and inspire people who might be down and at that time I really didn’t feel like I do some days now but it helped remind me now why I liked the song. I liked it so much that I did a lot of searching to find the CD it was from (it was a bit hard to find but luckily I managed to locate it at a resale shop which are just about extinct today).

“You’re Not Alone” taught me that you could be having a really crappy day, week, or maybe even possibly year but there’s going to be someone (and that someone may be from a place you’d least expect) that cares and will help you see the brighter side and knowing that waking up the next day is completely worth it.

Years have gone by and since lost contact with my friend but there is something invaluable about a friendship bonded by music and it may be that we ended up on different paths and made other valuable friends I for one am glad to have made his acquaintance and who knows maybe we’ll come across one another in cyberspace once again.


There is still time to shop the December round of FaMESHed and one of the good finds there is the “Simon Hat & Hair” by Modulus. The flat cap is a classic form of headwear that has been a part of fashion for many years (for longer then I’ve been around). Modulus has produced a well made and well textured cap along with some stray locks of hair flowing from the front which definitely caught my attention.

Modulus is certainly the hair store to go to for anyone that likes hair combined with hats of different types, as there have been a newsboy cap, some beanie releases as well as snapback caps in both front and backwards styles. These combined with regular releases that vary in length from short to long as well as newer styles with mirrored versions make Modulus one of THE places to get cutting edge hair styles now and for years to come.

Modulus Simon Hat & Hair:

  • 100% orginal nex-gen alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated color picker
  • HUD included that with 10 hat textures to choose from
  • Exclusively @ FaMESHed until 12/27/18

One thing that is for certain is with this being the time of year where clothing makers on the grid release jackets and coats the outside winter photo is a given. I am pretty sure that this year I’ve taken more than I have over the course of my blogging career but with many sims being seasonal it makes finding a different location to take pics at easy to do.

Native Urban now has in their store the “Hexagon Jacket” that I relate more to being a parka with how it is styled but I think how these things are classified is well above my level of awareness. I just know that this style is very comfortable in the real world and able to keep those pixels warm just as well. With the all colors pack at my disposal I was able to play around with the style until I decided on what you see in the above full scene portrait.

I am quite fond of the special winter sweater textures that come with the complete set of colors; it makes me feel a bit more festive which is probably something that might surprise those who know me well.

Native Urban Hexagon Jacket:

  • Original mesh construction
  • Single colors available with 19 shirt/sweater options
  • All Colors pack contains HUD with 8 custom faces with 19 colors
  • Signature Gianni compatible only
  • Available now at the Native Urban in-world location

Hermanni Laville is back with a vengeance after not only collaborating with Tonk Tomcat of TonkTastic but also releasing the “Eyes of the Beholder” last month at TMD (which he’s since updated with even more colors in the line). Now he’s getting back to doing one of the things besides clothing that I fondly remember him for before a bit of a break going off the grid.

The “Mario Facial Hair” is a CATWA branded set that has three different styles and comes with both a dark applier as well as a tintable one for those of us that desire to have facial hair that is more than just standard black. For the male aesthetic I definitely give this high marks considering I fancy myself is a connoisseur of virtual beards.

I’m not exactly sure what is in store for the Hermony brand but if these latest releases are any indication I look forward to what’s to come in 2019!

Lastly I want to encourage any and all to visit “Luane’s Magical World” which hosts the winter wonderland that I was parked at to take the photos for this blog post. It’s pretty nice to just walk around at and it’s honestly quite peaceful and for someone who very rarely gets around other than to shoot photos I definitely think others should see the joys of what I witness.

I likely have at least one more blog post in me before Christmas Eve or Christmas Day but when that’ll be posted is anyone’s guess but I’m going to try and get it worked on as soon as I possibly can because the idea I have requires me to do some scene building of my own and I am self admittedly a terrible decorator and or scene creator.

Onto the credits and another blog post in the books and I hope that I’ve left the blogosphere just a little bit better today then it was yesterday. Onto the next…

LOCATION: Luane’s Magical World

POSE: Ana Poses – New York

HAT & HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Simon Hat & Hair @ FaMESHedNEW
BEARD: Hermony – Mario Facial Hair / CATWA ✦ NEW

COAT: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Hexagon Jacket (All Colors)
GLOVES: NOCHE – West Gloves – Black
PANTS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Dean Chinos

[#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