[#600] You Live And You Burn

Intending to burn, pretending to fight it
Everyone learns faster on fire
Things took a turn, lost all desire
You live and you burn
You live and…

Alkaline Trio, ♫Burn♫

Here it is…the 600th post of my blogging career. It’s not an anniversary post as that is nearly an entire month away from now but for me to have been able to do this in that short of time still kind of blows my mind. To be honest when I was asked what I was going to do for this particular blog (at the time) I didn’t know but I feel what I did put together is pretty cool and hope those who see it enjoy it like I did making it.

This isn’t going to be too long of a post as it isn’t as much a feature post as it is me allowing my creative outlet to do the talking for me; I’m also going to play around with the format a little compared to previous posts just to see if what I do fits a little better.

If you aren’t progressing then you’re regressing right?

I’ve loved the song “Burn” by Alkaline Trio for as long as I can remember and a lot longer then I’ve ever been a resident in Second Life and to be able to come up with a pretty cool idea to support it is really cool. It took the help of Animosity Poses “Yusuke” pose pack and props to bring this all together with the lighter and fire.

I feel kinda bad for the Kebab stand at Midnight Glory that essentially was burned down to the ground but I’m sure that they have coverage to build a new one…in fact I’m betting it’s already been replaced by now.

While this pose pack is not a featured item per say it is definitely worth being given a spotlight to as it is a vital part of helping me put together this photo. The pack contains 5 poses with a bonus pose included that you can only get by buying the full pack (the rest of the poses can be purchased singly) with a cigarette prop for your mouth, several different lighter props (because I enjoy cards I used the ace version), a gas can and a trail of fire which you can see in part within my photo.

There’s something about this set that tells me that I’m going to be using it again down the road for future projects; it is just that cool not to.

My main feature for this blog is the “Immortal Envy” tattoo from MooLoo Body Art. It has a lot of great detail in it and has various elements of mythological lore such as Medusa and Zeus along with clouds and reapers holding a very long and scary snake. I thought it was fitting that if I was going to portray an unhinged arsonist that this would be the perfect way to go.

I find it really interesting that above the waist line written in a form of calligraphy “Gods Envy Us” which is something that could provoke conversation or philosophical debate of some sort. Other than the fact I think it is a really cool looking tattoo I don’t really have any kind of hidden meaning behind it as I sometimes do in my photos if people pick up on them.

This is also the second time with a tattoo that I’ve worn it with a fresh ink appeal as I am usually a fan of worn tattoos and showing that they’ve been there for a span of time. In this blog though to have the ink seem bolder as the imagery itself is bold works well in my eyes.

MooLoo Body Art – Immortal Envy Tattoo

  • Faded and Fresh versions included
  • Applier HUD contains appliers for Belleza, Omega, SLink and Signature mesh bodies
  • Available at the MooLoo Body Art in-world and Marketplace locations

For my last bit of news, I am proud to announce that very soon I will be blogging for PGP (Pale Girl Productions) for three events this year that include: Skin Fair, Vintage Fair and new to this year, Ark. I am super excited to be able to ply my trade for these events and be able to cover them for These Conversations Kill. It is a distinct honor and when more information is available I’ll be sure to pass it on to all of you.

I have also been given a chance as a blogger to represent Lock&Tuft which most of you know is a hair store that is potentially expanding their brand to other things or so I have heard. I am actually wearing one of their hairs in this blog’s photo but as it is not as defined due to lighting and shadow, I will be making sure I wear it in another photograph.

There are also several other brands that I have applied to be a spokesperson for but as of now until I know for sure if I’ve been added to their team I will not say by name but I will say that if I do get the chance to work with them I will be very excited and will give them the very best that I can as I do with each store that I represent.

On that note I think it is time to turn you all over to the very abbreviated credits and part for now. Be sure to check out Midnight Glory if you are a blogger or photographer as it is a great urban place that is just right for gritty type photos. That’s all I got for now so be well until next time!

Like hell we are anxiously waiting
Like hell burning silently strong
Somehow we fell down by the wayside
And somehow this hell is home

LOCATION: Midnight Glory

POSE: Animosity – Yusuke

HEAD: LeLutka – Guy ✦ NEW
SKIN: Stray Dog – Mario (Tone 2) ✦ NEW
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A012 ✦ Not Available
TATTOO: MooLoo Body Art (Store / MP) – Immortal Envy Tattoo

 

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[#529] We Get Up Again

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
And you won’t fear death any longer

People will hate you, shake you, break you
Standing firm will make you
Unstoppable
Unstoppable

For The Fallen Dreams, ♫Unstoppable

One of the best things as a blogger is when an event like Pose Fair comes along and great products are in front of you and give you inspiration to photograph scenes. With the “Male Pose 8” pose set by FockStore I imagined myself in a scenario where I was in a firefight like you might see in a movie like John Wick or it’s sequel John Wick: Chapter 2. Wearing black is something that suits me I think and this gave me an opportunity to visit a previous location, Alien Asylum (where Travis Olbers and I did our co-op photo!)

With five poses to choose from (and I’ve used two from this set) you can tell a pretty good story with it. As I said above I was without styling myself exactly as John Wick, I feel that I would tell a story from the characters point of view that someone very close was taken from him and he makes it his mission to exact revenge on the perpetrators but along the way deals with the pain and anxiety that the toll of his mission is taking on him.

FockStore Male Pose 8 features:

  • 5 bento enabled poses (bento viewer required for intended use)
  • 3 mesh handguns that match 3 of the poses
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until October 31st (Halloween!)

::Fockstore: Pose Male 8

The Gabriel “Black Panther” set from the September round of The Arcade was something I enjoyed collecting (as I do a fair amount of their gacha items) but I didn’t really have an set idea for what I wanted to do with it but when the FockStore poses came into my virtual life I thought it would be perfect. I also managed to use just about each product (mostly in black except the gloves) and even wore the RARE Rollup Coat in my main photo, and took it off for my secondary shot.

The only thing I felt wouldn’t work in the scene were the actual panthers that are a part of the set and come in different poses. Maybe it might have added a little bit more of a dynamic but I didn’t feel it was necessary to have it be a part of what I was doing.

My secondary shot also includes a close up of my eyes which are from Go&See and are from The Dark Style Fair which is one of those events that appeal to part of me. The “Luxe” eyes look very cool which is one of several reasons why I made sure that you could see them as eyes are harder to see in any kind of photo other than an extreme closeup.

You can take my word for how cool these eyes are but seriously you should go take a walk on the dark side and check out the “Luxe” eyes and many of the other cool things you can take home from The Dark Style Fair.

Go&See Luxe Eyes features:

  • Appliers for CATWA and Genus Project (sold separately)
  • Mesh eyes also available
  • 10 different iris tones to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Dark Style Fair until October 31st!

Now that we are in October which is my favorite month overall (even though the chillier weather) I’m working to get my mindset to where I can do more Halloween type scenes and I am sure many of the events that are coming up (and some that have already started such as Salem) will have items that will aid me in my mission.

With that said I am going to wrap this post up and will be back again soon with more from the grid. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Alien Asylum


HAIR: Vango – Aaron ✦ Previously Blogged
HEAD: CATWA – Victor v3.2 ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Luxe Eyes @ The Dark Style FairNEW
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Eyebrows ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Not Found – James T1 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Beard 022 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

COAT: Gabriel – Rollup Coat / Black RARE
GLOVES: Gabriel – Ring Glove / Wine
VEST: Gabriel – Sleeveless Zipup / Black
PANTS: Gabriel – Short Length Pants / Black
BOOTS: Gabriel – Belt Boots / Black

POSE: FockStore – Pose Male 8 @ Pose FairNEW

[#521] If It’s The Same For You, I’ll Just Hang

And we always say, it would be good to go away, someday
But if there’s nothing there to make things change
If it’s the same for you I’ll just hang

Matchbox Twenty, ♫Hang

In my previous post I spoke about how I didn’t have a soundtrack to back the post until after I had finished taking the photos and getting everything ready. This post is quite different because I had the soundtrack and idea before I even started to put the scene together so it was an easier session from start to finish; it’s also great that I get to feature one of my newest brands to join up with These Conversations Kill.

Kokoro Poses is now a part of the brands that I have the privilege and honor to blog for. I have some experience with their work from events such as Pose Fair and also The Men Jail to name a few. They have been around a while which is great because they are established and are known to be good at what they do (which is making poses of course). The last few poses before I became a blogger for them also prompted me to apply and I hope that I can do them justice.

Backtracking a little bit here and going back to how soundtracks relate to how I put together my scenes for blogs is usually pretty simple, I take the mood of a song or simply something in their lyrics and apply it to the photo that I’m taking and fashion the atmosphere to fit as best as possible. Also finding settings that might match the overall tone helps too but doesn’t always happen as bloggers have to make do with what we have access to.

Asuma is the latest pose pack from Kokoro Poses that depects smoking actions and while I’m not telling everyone to pick up a cigarette or voluntarily smoke (as I do not in the real world) but I really like the mood that these poses produce. There is a verse in the song I’m using that talks about smoking a cigarette outside and staying until it is gone and not only is that being considerate I feel but also that it opens up more of a dialogue for contemplating something heavy. The cigarette is kind of a crutch to help alleviate a crisis.

Kokoro Poses Asuma Pose Pack features:

  • Bento enabled poses (proper viewer required to use)
  • 6 poses (including mirrors)
  • Poses 1 and 6 available only to the FATPACK
  • Mesh cigarette included for each pose and mirror
  • Exclusively @ Hipster Men’s Event until Sep. 16th!

A few days ago FaMESHed opened it’s doors back up for another round and for fans of Modulus there is extra reasons to be excited about this round with two different new hairstyles available to be purchased at the event. I am wearing “Julian” which is a short, wispy style (and sometimes my descriptions for hair styles aren’t the best so you’ll have to excuse me.) I chose this because I wanted to make sure that there wasn’t any strands of hair covering my face as you’ll see for my alternate photo close-up of the eyes I am wearing.

Modulus makes it easy to find a hairstyle that works with any kind of look you are going for or mood you are in with varieties of length to choose from; I highly doubt there is anyone who hasn’t bought a hair from this store but if not there are many events you can find them in and there is bound to be something for you so I recommend them highly.

Modulus Julian FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh alpha hair
  • 40 hair colors to choose from (5 color HUDs)
  • Left and Right hair choices
  • Integrated color picker within HUD for added customization

The Men Jail is also back for a fresh new round of goodies for the fellas to take a look at and over the last few rounds I have enjoyed being able to blog the facial hairs made by the store, Purfect. Most of them are mesh constructs but this round they have a beard applier which after I added to my face I really liked how it looked and gave me a more mature appearance (as opposed to without it).

Beards are definitely one of my favorite things to put into my looks because I always feel strange when I take photos without one that is unless I’m wearing some kind of face paint or makeup. Everyone has their own thoughts about their appearance and I’m one of those people who tends to not go without some kind of facial hair whether it be stubble or a full blown mountain man beard.

Purfect Beard 022 FATPACK features:

  • Catwa, LeLutka and Omega applier HUDs
  • 3 different styles to choose from
  • 6 different hair colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail from Sep 08th to the 28th

Cold-Ash is one of my favorite clothing stores on the grid and has been since they first came on the scene several years ago; to me they are to casual as what Deadwool are for dress clothes. That is a high compliment I feel because both brands respectively kill it with their products and whenever something new from Cold-Ash comes out I really go crazy in my mind with excitement to try and find the right situation to be able to blog it.

The “ELLIOT” short sleeve shirt is an untucked button down shirt with the first few buttons opened for added effect and even more sex appeal. I feel like anyone who wears this will definitely get some added attention. It pairs perfectly with the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox. This outfit as I’ve put it together was meant to be super casual and not super dressy.

Segueing right into the “Okauchee” pants from Lenox which was a smooth transition I have to admit, these slacks (or pants however you wish to go with that) are slightly rolled up at the bottom so you could wear ankle (or desert) boots or do what I did and show off your socks and oxfords (which are also by Lenox fyi). This outfit is a nice break from t-shirts and jeans or shorts that I’ve been wearing a lot because I do tend to wear those things a lot.

Here’s some details about the Cold-Ash and Lenox items!

Cold-Ash ELLIOT short sleeved shirt features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 6 colors sold individually
  • 12 colors changeable via HUD (6 colors FATPACK bonus)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt & Gianni), SLink Physique and TMP mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ TMD until September 30th

Lenox Okauchee Pants FATPACK features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 11 fabric colors changeable via HUD
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic, Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Geralt & Gianni) male bodies
  • Exclusively @ Uber until the 22nd of September!

For this post I decided to do a bit of a test with a secondary photo with a full outfit shot. With the help of green screening (which I do not use often) and a nice background pattern, I am also showing a close-up of one of the latest eye releases from Go&See. “Ares” is a really detailed set and there and all of the options that it comes with are all very cool.

When it comes to eyes there really isn’t much to say or describe other than that I recommend them very highly and many of the Go&See eye products are good for rpg’s and also for every day use.

Go&See Ares Eyes features:

  • Appliers for CATWA and Genus Project eyes
  • Mesh eyes included
  • 10 styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ Men Only Monthly until Sep. 15th

That about does it for this blog entry but I finally was able to share my exciting news about landing a new brand partner and featuring them for the first time as a blogger. I also was able to include some of my other favorite brands that I blog for as well together to create a look that I am truly pleased with as that is how it should be.

More to come from my favorite events and brands so be sure to check back to see what I’m up to as you never know what you’ll find on these pages. Time to go enjoy the rest of this weekend and begin staging my next idea. Until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) Julian Hair ✦ NEW @FaMESHed (09/0109/27)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
EYES: Go&See (Store / MP) – Ares Eyes ✦ NEW @ M.O.M (08/2009/15)
FACE: Not Found – James (Tone 2) ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Beard 022 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (09/0809/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – ELLIOT Short Sleeve Shirt ✦ NEW @ TMD (09/0509/30)
PANTS: Lenox – Okauchee Pants FatPack ✦ NEW @ Uber (08/2509/22)
SHOES: Lenox – Oxford Shoes FATPACK ✦ Previously Blogged

POSE: Kokoro Poses (Store / MP) Asuma FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (08/2309/16)

[#514] Sunglasses At Night

Don’t switch the blade on the guy in shades; oh no
Don’t masquerade with the guy in shades;
(oh no) (I can’t believe it)
You got it made with the guy in shades; oh no

Corey Hart, ♫Sunglasses At Night

There are times after I see several product ads in a short span that inspire me to put a look/scene together and that’s what brought out this blog post. My music knowledge stretches a long time and my mental catalogue helps me put together themes for some of the photos that I take (whether the music is good, bad or even cheesy).

Paparazzi just released a pair of nerdy sunglasses at Equal10 and that was enough to get me out to the event on the first day so that I could grab them to use for this shot. I had an 80’s type vibe in my head for it with the Animosity pose pack which is a bicycle prop/pose set. It had me itching to find a location to bring my idea to life. Ideally I wanted a location that was city like with streets and buildings and such and while I was going over some of my resources for locations I came across [SL] Amsterdam and I thought I’d take a look around.

When I arrived at [SL] Amsterdam I didn’t know what to expect really because in my mind I’d be thinking it would be a quick walk and I’d see brothels and all sorts of things that wouldn’t be productive to a photo shoot but this place is definitely not quite what I thought it was. It’s a very quiet type setting with buildings and brick roads with a lot of bicycles all over and that told me this definitely was the place.

Not to get to sidetracked I’m going to get back to Paparazzi. I am really excited that Drew is branching out to do more things because the backdrops he makes are just stellar and I really like trying to find creative ways to use them when the time is right and the fact that through a few of the conversations I’ve had with him he is a cool guy and supporting his brand is important to me. If you are a fan of classic sunglasses then I encourage you to go check these out but first here’s some details about them.

Paparazzi RetroNerd Sunglasses FATPACK features:

  • 100% Mesh
  • Resizeable upon click
  • 14 lens colors (changeable via HUD)
  • 13 frame colors (changeable via HUD)
  • 16 arm colors (changeable via HUD)
  • 7 different lens transparency settings (via HUD)
  • Exclusively @ Equal10 until the 5th of September

My hair is also coincidentally from the Equal10 event and is from Modulus. The Cooper hair is a short hairstyle that you can choose to have regular or faded sides with and it will still look great. While it is a short style it is a little bit longer in the front than it is in the back so you have a few wisps of hair just lightly resting against your forehead. Cooper is a style that I consider would be very trendy and can work for all seasons (even though virtually there are none).

I like the fact that Modulus releases new styles so frequently (even if it seems a bit hard to catch up as a blogger) because they all have different qualities about them that allow a blogger such as myself to be able to dress and style myself in different ways and can have a hair that I personally feel works with that outfit choice. During my process of choosing how I want to style myself I tend to base the rest off of what hairstyle I have first and work with that and I have a variety to work with.

Modulus Cooper Hair FATPACK features:

  • 100% Alpha Mesh
  • Resizeable by clicking hair
  • 40 colors overall (5 different HUDS)
  • Single packs available
  • Color HUDs include integrated color picker to enhance style
  • Exclusively @ Equal10

One thing I know that I can likely expect when it comes to digging into all the fun things that come with being a blogger for The Men Jail is that the Purfect brand is going to release a beard each round and 4 out of 5 times I truly want to wear it (like in an every day type of capacity). The style of these beards seem to really fit my style and they look good and are made well.

Mesh Beard A 016 which is the designation it has been given can best be described as a style where you’ve had your beard shaped to look like several claws or even sharp teeth would be a good way to describe it if I wasn’t providing a better visual of it in the photos. It reminds me of several styles I have seen worn by real life people some of them are known as entertainers. I remember before mesh beards were actually achievable and once they were and also bento arriving and getting things to fit right there, I had a legacy tattoo beard of almost this exact style so it is nice to be able to kind of go back to a style that I’ve worn before.

Purfect Mesh Beard A 016 FATPACK features:

  • 100% mesh and resizeable
  • Applier HUDs for Catwa, LeLutka and Omega
  • Color HUD for mesh beard
  • 6 different hair colors (over 2 beard and 2 mustache options)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail

With the type of scene that I was photographing I thought that it would be best if I wore sneakers go to along with the bike pose from Animosity. Riding a bike with anything other than shoes (barefoot or with boots are counter productive and not fun for anyone who has ever tried). I was in luck that my people at Native Urban just released the “Tomorrow” sneakers at The Men’s Department.

One of the praises I can sing about footwear made by this brand besides the attention to detail that is taken is the amount of customization that can be achieved with these sneakers. Just about any color combination that you could think of that you might want is at your fingertips with the FATPACK HUD. You might think well I might only want one or two pairs but if you think about savings you’d be making by getting the whole thing (and you really do save money if you were even thinking about purchasing two different basic colorways).

If you haven’t been to The Men’s Dept. for the August round yet then now would be the time to go swing by there, tons of great items to choose from that I know you fellas would be happy adding to your closet/wardrobe.

Native Urban Tomorrow Sneakers features:

  • 100% original mesh
  • 6 basic colorways (sold singly)
  • 22 colors in HUD (FATPACK only)
  • 11 shoe parts are colorable via HUD (FATPACK only)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Female fitted sizes included as well (Maitreya, Belleza and SLink)
  • Exclusively @ TMD until August 31st

Two things truly inspired me more for this blog post than anything and I’ve already talked about the Papazzi RetroNerd Shades but I was quite pleased when I saw an ad for the Animosity pose set that is a part of the yearly Men Only Hunt now going in it’s 11th iteration. The “Billy” Pose pack consists of a mesh bicycle with poses that have the user riding or just chilling with the bike.

I really love the creativity behind this pose set but if there’s on thing that I might have done differently is I would have made the bike have an option to change the color. I love black but having different options would help in certain lighting to be able to capture it better but take it for what it is, my opinion and nothing more. As I said I love the set but that is what I would have done differently.

Animosity Billy Pose Pack features:

  • 100% mesh bike prop (one with poses and one regular)
  • 6 different poses (poses 2 and 4 have alternate versions)
  • Poses are also included individually as well
  • Part of Men Only Hunt 11 until August 18th

Wow that was quite a bit to go through but if anyone is still here after all of that I’m very grateful but if you’ve just perused the information you wanted or just skipped down to the credits that is quite alright too. I know that not everyone likes to do a lot of reading (I enjoy reading as others do to so this is done for that crowd I’d say). This was very packed with things and I think it is about time for me to go into my thought process for my next post.

Enjoy the credits and until our paths cross again, onto the next conversation….

Photo taken @ [SL] Amstedam


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Cooper Hair ✦ NEW @ Equal10 (08/10 – 09/05)
HEAD: Vista Animations – Gerard ✦ NEW
FACE: Clef de Peau – Wouter (Tone 1) ✦ NEW @ Vista Animations Mainstore
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A 016 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (08/08 – 08/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

GLASSES: Paparazzi – RetroNerd Shades ✦ NEW @ Equal10 (08/10 – 09/05)
SHIRT: SCYTHIRE – Irvine Shirt ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (07/23 – 08/16)
JEANS: Manson – Kenn Jeans FATPACK ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (08/08 – 08/28)
SHOES: Native Urban (Store / MP) – Tomorrow Sneakers – All Colors ✦ NEW @ TMD (08/05 – 08/31)

POSE: Animosity – Billy Pose Pack ✦ Mens Only Hunt 11 Gift

[#505] Alone In A Room

A couple years back and forth with myself in a cage
Banging my head against the wall, tryna put words on a page
All I needed was the last thing I wanted
To be alone in a room, alone in a room

Asking Alexandria, ♫Alone In A Room

Sometimes as a blogger when I see something that inspires me and gives me a push to try and put my own spin on it whatever way that I can, it can be the motivation that puts you on track. I chose to do that with this current post to honor an idea by my friend, Lucky Spiritor. He has chosen to do what many do and moved on from blogging and the virtual world and it was nice being able to work with him during his re-emergence and it is one thing he definitely has pushed me to find ways to break my own creative limits.

We have a similar taste in music most times and when he chose to do a song by Asking Alexandria, who I also listen to quite a bit and have used their work as inspiration, I thought maybe down the road I would try my hand at that particular song as a soundtrack for a post. While I honestly don’t think mine holds much of a candle to his which you can take a look at HERE, I know that I gave it my hardest.

A lot of times I know that I kind of go into myself and lock myself away from others because I feel that only I can make a situation that is taxing on me better which is not always the best way to go. That is why I resonate with the part of the song about being locked up in a cage and that’s the visual that I chose to work from and have pulled quite a bit of things together to make it work.

The easiest part for me is usually my look and outfit and a lot of that doesn’t change from one post to another save for small details such as hair or facial hair. There are just so many styles out there that it tends to be difficult for me to stick to just one (as well as when one of the brands you blog for specializes in that category).

Modulus is participating once again at the equal10 event and their offering for the month of July is a straight side-swept hair called “Jared”. I thought that this worked great for the edgier look that I was going for with the “Spring Bomber” from Gabriel. I’m of course once again wearing one of the black tones from the Monochromes pack which also fits the overall aesthetic of my appearance. I could have probably even worn guyliner with this look but I felt like that would be a bit too much and would take away more than it was adding. This hair was easy to adjust to my super big dome which is one of the things I like about hairs from Modulus as I don’t spend extra setup time trying to fuss with it (as I don’t have to).

Modulus Jared Hair features:

  • Unisex (as recently noted by Modulus)
  • Resizable through script directly inside hair
  • 40 colors overall (8 per HUD and 5 HUDs total)
  • FATPACK option available
  • HUD also contains color picker for added cutomization
  • Available @ equal10 until August 5th!

Lately I’ve found myself not really trying out new skins or getting demo’s for them because I’m very happy with the face I’ve been wearing lately but I was intrigued by the [Vendetta] “Nathan” skin from The Men Jail. It also challenged me to switch from my Daniel head to Victor which is what the skin suggested for best use (and after comparing between the two I have to agree). One of the other surprising things is that the skin only comes in “tan” tones which is normally not my particular blend of tea but it is a nice skin so I was very happy to blog it and put it out there for the world to see in conjunction with the Purfect “Beard and Mustache 005”.

[Vendetta] Nathan Skin features:

  • 3 skin tones available (04, 05, 06)
  • CATWA, LeLutka and Omega appliers (all sold separately)
  • Body skins also sold seperately
  • Brow or Browless version in applier

Earlier I mentioned cages and of course that became a huge centerpiece of my scene which one was easy to find as a part of the goodies from The Men Jail. *BENT* has for sale a very sizeable prison cell that I feel from getting acquainted with it is patterned after something used in the Suicide Squad movie at the beginning and towards the end of the film. It’s construction is nice but the only thing (and it’s not a complaint at all) is that I feel it could have been made to be resized. I wouldn’t call it a deal-breaker or dissuade anyone from getting this because it’s very cool and really helped me with my scene.

*BENT* #cage Prop features:

  • 100% Mesh construction
  • 5 different bento animations
  • Available @ The Men Jail until July 28th

As I begin to wrap this up I will give a few final thoughts about the overall production of this blog post. I really feel even though it has a bit of a darker tone to it there is also a sense of hope that comes with it because each and every one of us may have that feeling of being in a cage at sometime in our lifetimes but unless you are truly in a cell because of something horrific that’s been done, escape is possible and you don’t always have to rely on yourself. There are people you may have in your life that would give anything they could for you, and there’s even the potential for someone you’ve never met to help raise you from that feeling of being locked up.

Freedom is possible and that is something I’ll leave you with until our paths cross again.

Onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Jared Hair ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta – Nathan (Tone 04) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BEARD: Purfect – Beard & Mustache 005 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged

JACKET: Gabriel – Spring Bomber
JEANS: ::K:: – Loose Straight Jeans Homme – Black

CAGE: Bent – #cage ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
SKYBOX: Epia – Warehouse II

[#504] Inside Out

So here we go, Here I am
Its not for me or for them
‘Cause we forgive and forget
And then we do it again

Dangerkids, ♫Inside Out

When there are so many different events with more than a handful of items I want to take home with me or sometimes in my case I might happen to be a blogger for the event and have so much to choose from because it is all so good the reality is that time wise I’m not going to be able to make posts for every single item during the event so I’ll have to pick and choose what products feature in a photo (or photos) for a blog post.

However, no matter what the show always must continue and I’ve got more coverage of Pose Fair for you! This event which is now quarterly instead of just a singular month during the year is continuing to be a juggernaut for those who are big into blogging and photography and need things to help fuel their creativeness. I can tell you that the things I’ve discovered from the event have really given me quite a bit of a boost.

X.T.C Poses has a rather nice male pose set to accompany the two female sets they have up for sale at Pose Fair, “Giovanni” is something I consider to be a good set and I knew right away what I wanted to do with it once I unpacked it. I think that overall the full frame shot I captured was exactly what I envisioned when I was putting the scene together.

X.T.C Poses Giovanni FATPACK Pose Set features:

  • 5 bento static poses (1 alternate pose for lower waist)
  • static poses and poseballs included for your convenience
  • Animation Overide poses with breathing also included
  • Available @ Pose Fair until July 31st!

POSE FAIR! Giovanni Bento set (breathing)

It’s only been a few days now since The Men Jail paroled it’s July round to the public and there are a lot of great items at the event that I’m pretty excited about using in my photos and one of them is the [LOB] Running Shirt (which yes it is more like a tanktop but we’re not really keeping score are we?) This tank fit so perfectly with the HOLLOWAY jeans from {Cold-Ash} from my last post (which I am wearing in another denim color). With the lighting I chose to use I decided to stray away from wearing the black version of the tank and went with the gray (I would say heather gray but again who is keeping score) so the details of it could be seen more clearly.

I also like that I coordinated my outfit to have jeans and a shirt that had strategic rips in them to make them a bit similar; I thought it was a good idea to go for as well with the soundtrack of the blog as well considering that one of the themes to it is destruction. Makes the most sense to me at least where that’s concerned.

[LOB] Running Shirt FATPACK features:

  • Color changing HUD that includes 5 colors
  • Includes shoulder towel (not shown)
  • HUD for shoulder towel also has 5 color options
  • Sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique
  • Available @ The Men Jail until July 28th!

In this blog I’m featuring a recent hair that was originally released at last months Man Cave but with some real world things I got a little bit behind and missed covering it while it was at the event but I really like the hair and want to make sure that those who may not have been able to get to the event while it was there have another opportunity to get it now that it has been moved to the mainstore as a release.

The “Dalton Hair” is a nice shorter side-combed style that really works as a summer cut because it’s not super long and you can easily shave the back and sides of your head (ie shaved hairbase ofc) and it will still look fantastic. For the time being I returned to darker tones of hair and can’t specifically say I have a reason why it just seems to fit at the moment and that’s the great thing about being able to change from one moment to the next is that perhaps for my next photo I can sport another color. Modulus has added several of the recent event items that have lapsed into their store and marketplace so check them out after you finish reading this blog entry (or you can always tab out and come back because I’m totally cool with that!)

Modulus Dalton Hair features:

  • Male 100% mesh hair (could be also unisex)
  • 40 different colors to choose from (5 different color packs)
  • FATPACK option available
  • Integrated color picker within hair HUD for added customization
  • Available right now at the Modulus Mainstore!

Before I get to the next thing that I’m putting a spotlight on in this blog, I’d like to take a moment to thank the creator of Paparazzi (maker of fine backdrops), Drew Sunflower. I’ve had several interactions with him over the last month or so and personally I think he’s a great person. Not that I’m trying to say that all creators aren’t but there are some that seem to go over and beyond to show appreciation to the people who blog their products that may not blog for them specifically so kudos to you for being one heck of a person. With that said it’s a good way to segue into the next and last spotlight of this blog.

Equal10 is now open for the July round and I haven’t had much of a chance to take a look at all of what’s up for sale but I did see a small handful of things that I’m going to have to take a trip there to give a closer look to. Aside from that, Paparazzi has released a really cool backdrop called “Metropolis Bridge” that really blew me away. The construction and the overall feel of this kind of put me in that sort of Bladerunner mixed in with a future possible Tokyo vibe. I really can’t get over the detail and if I don’t cut myself off I’d never stop talking about it.

Paparazzi Metropolis Bridge Backdrop features:

  • 100% Mesh with ability to resize through built in script
  • Bridge overlooking futuristic downtown city
  • Neon accents which look fantastic in certain lighting
  • Available @ equal10 until August 05th

This post also contains other items from The Men Jail but instead of talking about them now I plan to feature them in perhaps my next post where they’ll get their own coverage with a more up front view so that I can promote them properly as they should and because I feel they are good products it’s the best way for me to be able to do that.

There is also more Pose Fair for me to attack so hopefully readers stick around for that (I hope you do for sure!) as well as more from The Men Jail and I’m sure I will mix it up with other great items as well from Modulus, Native Urban, Go&See and plenty of others. I’ve also heard that Vista will be releasing their first bento male head soon which is super exciting and I definitely would love to give coverage to that upon its release.

Time for me to wrap this up and of course until our paths cross again it’s onto the next conversation…


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Dalton Hair
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Vendetta – Nathan (Tone 04) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BEARD: Purfect – Beard & Mustache 005 ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
BODY: Signature – Gianni v4.6 ✦ Previously Blogged
BODY HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Body Hair Set 1 ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: LOB – Running Shirt FATPACK NEW @ The Men Jail (07/08 – 07/28)
JEANS: {COLD-ASH} HOLLOWAY Ripped Jeans (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ TMD (07/05 – 07/31)
SHOES: Dossier – Sneakers Virtuous ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/23 – 07/16)

BACKDROP: Paparazzi – Metropolis Bridge ✦ NEW @ equal10 (07/10 – 08/05)

POSE: X.T.C Poses – Giovanni ✦ NEW @ Pose Fair (07/01 – 07/31)

[#499] Last Train Home

Life’s so strange
Time won’t change
The world slips by, unafraid
And she never cared much anyway
Life’s so strange

Blink-182, ♫Last Train Home

With The Men Jail event about to close the doors for the current June round, I thought I would sneak one more little post in because I really liked the pose set from Lush Poses. Personally I’m not a cigar person or even smoke in real life but I’ve always thought it was interesting and there’s no harm in it when it’s just your pixels. I thought to myself why not go for it and use this set while the idea was floating around in my head.

LUSH Poses – Cigar Collection

  • Mesh Cigar Included
  • 6 different poses (Cigars dedicated for each pose)
  • Pose Stand included

The Men Jail event is open until the 28th of June so time is running out to visit and find some quality products.

Currently the World Cup is going on and for all the Futbol nuts out there a trip to the Ultra event might be a necessity. ExalteD has released a jersey with so many options it just blows my mind and I definitely think that anyone that enjoys sports gear in-world will want this. I love wearing jerseys for just about any sport there is that I can get my hands on regardless of how much of a fan I am because if it looks cool to me then I’m wearing it. Here’s a bit of a breakdown for the item.

ExalteD – Soccer Tshirt

  • Fatpack with two separate HUDs (One for colors, one for details)
  • Flags representing all countries involved in the World Cup 2018
  • Fits Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies

There’s two weeks left to visit the Ultra event which gives you until the 10th of July to take a trip there and discover what’s new with the June/July round.

A short while ago I featured a Modulus hair that included a backwards snapback hat and not long after that release, Modulus also came out with a front facing version with big of shag peaking out from under the brim. I really wanted to find a cool way to incorporate it and once I came across the Soccer shirt from ExalteD it became clear that it would definitely work in an outfit. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be a soccer hooligan with the cigar (but since I’m smoking on a train which is a no-no in the real world I guess I’m showing my rebellious side). To my knowledge this the last release that only had 25 colors total as now currently most if not all contain 40.

Modulus – Calvin Snapback

  • 25 colors (5 different hair packs)
  • Blonds, Browns, Monochromes, Reds & Variants
  • Fatpack option available
  • Integrated tinting with each HUD for event more customization
  • 6 different designs for snapback (changeable through hair HUD)

As I close out this blog entry I also want to give an honorable mention to a few other items that were a part of my look. The eyebrows that you see are the “Manly Eyebrows” from Patane which I picked up at the latest round of Hipster Men’s Event and also the “Blake” shorts in Dark Blue from Legal Insanity which are available at their mainstore.

The vision I had for this post was considerably different but due to the fact that I could not find a location that fit I was able to come up with an acceptable compromise. The Ashbury Cove sim has a really cool train depot right at the landing spot and I knew that I could make it work and I intend to go back to spend more time exploring there when I get an extra moment between commitments. The train car itself is really super detailed and blew me away and well worth checking out.

The next time there’s an entry it will be a milestone, the 500th blog entry and for me I knew that eventually it would come but it seems like time has just flew by over the past 4 years and I still love doing this as a creative outlet, hobby, and cheap therapy session. The ride is certainly far from over and until our paths cross again,

onto the next conversation…

Photo taken @ Ashbury Cove


HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Calvin Snapback
HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ Previously Blogged
EYEBROWS: Patane – Manly Brow FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Hipster Men’s Event (06/2307/16)
FACE: LV Designs (MP) – Brennan Tone 02 ✦ Previously Blogged
BEARD: Purfect – Mesh Beard A 012 (Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/08 06/28)
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged ✦ Previously Blogged

SHIRT: ExalteD – Soccer Tshirt ✦ NEW @ Ultra (06/1507/10)
SHORTS: Legal Insanity – Blake Dark Blue Baggy Shorts

POSE: Lush Poses – Cigar Collection ✦ NEW @ The Men Jail (06/0806/28)