[#578] Addicted

I don’t mind pretending I’m someone else, whoever you want me to be
As long as I’m inside you, you’ll never want me to leave
It’s the way you want it

The Blank Theory, ♫Addicted

In my last blog I peeled a few layers off of what my normal blog style is usually and with that mindset, I chose to take it a little further even and get Brenna involved in the process; she was absolutely encouraging and wonderful with this process as I push my boundaries even further. With the help of RM Poses, we were able to explore uncharted territory in my photography and blogging portfolio.

“Strawberries For You” is a couples pose that shows a sensual side of feeding your lover the tasty fruit. I find that this pose is classy and has great views in several different directions, which I’ve explored as well during the photo session for this blog post (and why wouldn’t I all things considered). I have to make a note to those who might be interested in this pose because of the fact that with how it is set up there is some adjusting that will need to be done especially if both avatars are of different heights. It’s a fantastic pose and I’m glad I got the opportunity to be able to use it.

RM Poses – Strawberries For You Pose and Prop

  • Bento enabled couples pose (bento viewer required for use)
  • Pose stand with built in tray of strawberries and mouth strawberry
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/26/19

Also like my last blog I have a few more items from The Men Jail event to just about wrap up my coverage for January. With showing more skin if that is what I’m going to do then why not show ink on my pixels as I do have some in the real world but not as much as I can have in the virtual landscape. “The Demon Horror” Tattoo by KAOS Tattoos is definitely an interesting look and lives up to its name.

With tattoos I tend to usually only apply the light versions but it is also nice to have the medium and dark options as well just in case I were to ever change my mind. I just have a weird way with tattoos and the dark (or fresh as I refer to it as) option just doesn’t really translate virtually as it does in the real world. It isn’t the fault of any tattoo makers it is just what they have to work with. This is a creative design and I could also see wearing it during a role-play situation where a character might be into a darker lifestyle.

Many times I have said that I don’t blog accessories like necklaces or bracelets often but I could not pass up the opportunity to take a look at the “Dan Bracelet” by NaaNaa’s. It is a beaded style with all the things I happen to like (such as skulls and a cross) which given the overall theme of this post makes a lot of sense as “Addicted” by The Blank Theory serves as the soundtrack to this post. I feel like it could be interpreted many ways as how the addiction party plays out but I’m going with the human interaction aspect of it.

KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror

  • Belleza, Maitreya, Omega and SLink Appliers included
  • 3 tones to choose from (Light, Medium and Dark)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet

  • Original mesh
  • Resizable
  • 5 metals changeable via HUD
  • Left and right bracelets included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Modulus is once again back as my hair stylist with their latest, the “Bailey Hair” that is currently at Equal10. There are a lot of quality events that Modulus releases products at but I think Equal10 is truly the most visual appealing because of the cool retro 80’s layout. I could be a bit biased because that is something I know a little bit about.

This is a short to medium length hair swept off to the sides (which you can choose with both left and right versions of the hair). It’s also nice that their are little flyaway strands which is something I can tell you Modulus excels at and it’s not flat hair that doesn’t have any kind of action or movement because who wants that? On top of that the brand gets better and better all the time which keeps its core base of loyal shoppers coming back with more joining the family every day.

Modulus – Bailey Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 Color HUD packs + integrated tinting within HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Left and right mirror versions
  • Exclusively @ Equal 10 until 02/05/19

Some other notes to cover is that Brenna has a few event release items as well which consist of the “NaturalLite Lashes #2” by Mai Bilavio and “Glow” tattto by Speakeasy that can both be found at the Access event. For the fellas that might have significant women in their lives I can definitely recommend the “Simplicity Lingerie” by Moon Amore that is waiting to be had at Collabor88. This is certainly an attention grabber that any lingerie connoisseur will want to have in their collection.

Lastly, with the amount of blogs I have posted this month, it should give a lot of reasons to go hit the hot events and take a look at what is new across the grid. If I were a regular customer, I would certainly be browsing all of these events hoping to find fun things. On that note I think it is time to wrap things up and get things set for the next blog which I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet as I can now actively blog any item from the Pose Fair I choose so that gives me a lot of options and perhaps way too many ideas.

Keep the conversations going and perhaps maybe I started some new ones just now!

B


POSE: RM Poses – Strawberry For You @ Pose FairNEW

:: BRENNAN’S STYLE ::

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Bailey Hair @ Equal10NEW
SKIN: Session Skins – Thor
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard
TATTOO: KAOS Tattoo – Demon Horror Tattoo @ The Men JailNEW

BOXERS: Cold-Ash (Store / MP) – Cole Boxer Shorts
BRACELET: NaaNaa’s – Dan Bracelet @ The Men JailNEW

:: BRENNA’S STYLE ::

HAIR: DOUX – Earth
HEAD: LeLutka – Aida
LASHES: Mai Bilavio – NaturalLite Lashes #2 @ Access EventNEW
FACE: Glam Affair – Nimoe
LIPSTICK: Izzie’s – Daphne Glamourous Lipsticks
BODY: Maitreya – Lara v4.2
TATTOO: Speakeasy – Glow Tattoo @ Access EventNEW

LINGERIE: Moon Amore – Simplicity Lingerie @ Collabor88NEW

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[#577] I’m A Slave 4 U

What’s practical is logical. What the hell, who cares?
All I know is I’m so happy when you’re dancing there.

Britney Spears, ♫I’m A Slave 4 U

After seeing the first image it will tell you that I definitely have not done a lot of photos in this manner before (or ever) but I thought since I did once use a Miley Cyrus song for a blog post that I’d dig deep and throw one out by Britney. She used to go to college for a short time in my area before she truly hit it big (and before this song came out I’m almost certain). So I grabbed some of the most appropriate items from The Men Jail and got cracking.

Generally I don’t seem wear accessories like necklaces or bracelets much less collars (as I’m vaguely familiar to what it is they are all about) but I certainly got a crash course with the HK Design’s “Neon Collar”. The collar comes in a scripted and unscripted version but for those who you who are knowledgeable with the RLV system (which if I’m certain is a Firestorm Viewer feature) it will allow you to give someone you trust the ability to do all sorts of different things and from what I saw includes sitting you on furniture or to pose in predetermined poses. For those of you who are a bit skeptical of the RLV thing there is the regular version that is just an accessory piece.

Being that this is one of the few times (I may have worn similar items before but I don’t remember 100%) I think that stepping out of my zone for a photo session like this is definitely a lot different then my usual process. Perhaps I will venture into deeper waters but I’m taking small steps at a time because I think if I dive off the building too quickly it is going to backfire and I will not want to do things of this type again but only time will tell!

HK Designs – Neon Collar

  • Original mesh
  • Unscripted and RLV enabled collars included
  • Color change HUD that includes a total of 8 colors
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The last few rounds of TMJ have featured a backdrop Gacha by The Bearded Guy; last month I blogged one from their “Our Heroes” set that I really enjoyed so I made it a plan to do so again with one from the “Different Feelings” set, which I am using the RARE “Hope” backdrop. The neon rainbow triangle is really awesome under certain lighting so I’d definitely recommend playing this machine or for those who are ambitious enough can buy the entire set outright and save the frustration of trying to win the ones you want (as I’ve been in that position many times).

The thought I had going into this photo is that yes, I am a straight male, but with that in mind I am comfortable with being able to feature items that might be marketed towards the LGBTQIA+ community. I firmly stand by the LGBTQIA+ community and show my support when I can via blogs, as well as encouraging friends who sometimes deal with situations in their lives that negatively impact them. Just to be clear, I’m not making any kind of crazy statement, I’m just showing some love and blogging some fun items.

The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* Backdrop

  • Part of the Different Feelings Gacha Set
  • 5 commons, 1 RARE to play for
  • FATPACK option available
  • Original mesh
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Concluding the items from The Men Jail for this post is the pose pack that I am using from LUSH Poses. “Gone” is a pose set that features a mix of standing, leaning and sitting poses which is just right for those who may have some indecisive tendencies (such as myself). I determined that the best course of action to take with my photo is to lean slightly against the wall and let the glow of the neon bathe me for a cool effect.

This pose set has 7 different poses to choose from with an option of static poses (to be used in a personal pose stand), posesballs, and a pose stand that allows for its user to cycle through each pose. Mirror versions of all 7 poses are included as well so that a photo can be taken from the subjects best side. I haven’t had much interaction with Lush poses but I being a fan of poses (it is pretty obvious by now) that I will keep an eye on this store as well for the future.

Lush Poses – Gone Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 7 different poses (including mirror versions)
  • Static, Poseball and Posestands included
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail @ 01/28/19

The Epiphany is once again open for it’s first round of the year and the hair I am wearing is from Tableau Vivant as part of the “Bad Girls + Boys” set. I like the fact that they did something for both the men and women in this set (though to be fair the hair that I have on is unisex and the other hairstyles are for the ladies). At first I was unclear of which was which but I figured things out pretty quickly and also noticed that there are three different hairbase versions you can play for as well.

I kept to my usual hairbase as my photo wasn’t really focusing on the hair as it is an added bonus to the items I’m blogging from TMJ. Those who are fans of Tableau Vivant they should give this set a try and they may get lucky as one of the RARE packs came to me pretty quickly and I gladly passed it on to Brenna to wear as it wouldn’t do me any real good (and would look better on her).

There were a few other fun machines I played at the event like the CUREMORE “AsylumVillains” set (yes it is for women but I have a wife who will wear something if I asked or also the female version of me which I shall now refer by going forward as Lilith. I also have some fun items from the new Gabriel set (which is always a must for me as I’ve been a big fan of theirs over the years).

On that note it is time for me to get this here entry published and then start work on writing the next blog which I have already taken the photos for but have yet to see if they need any minor touches; I can say this: it’s something that I’ve never tried before and will certainly be different to the eyes of those who have visited this site often over time.

For all those out there I wish nothing but positive energy and thoughts as well as to keep the conversations going in the best way possible.

Until then be well with warm regards,

B


POSE: Lush Poses – Gone @ The Men JailNEW

BACKDROP: The Bearded Guy – Hope *RARE* @ The Men JailNEW

HAIR: Tableau Vivant – Bad Girls + Boys – Reds @ The EpiphanyNEW
BEARD: Birth – Full Beard

CHOKER: HK Designs – Neon Collar @ The Men JailNEW
BOXERS: Gild – Boxer-B (Black Line)

[#575] I’m On Top Of The World

I’ve been waiting to smile,
Been holding it in for a while,
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child

Imagine Dragons, ♫On Top Of The World

Wow…that’s the word that would best describe the first two weeks of this year so far. I could try to explain it in greater detail but I feel like I would likely get close to novella type proportions by describing everything that’s gone on. The fact is that I have been really getting back something I thought might have been lost somewhere along the way last year; it just needed a jump start.

Part of this resurgence is my constant work with items from Pose Fair. Many of the items have given me a lot of ideas and I have some for things I haven’t blogged yet but hope to get to now that I fulfilled the main things that have been asked of me. Killing it would be the best way to say in regards to the fair and I feel like a kid in a candy store. I love having brands with clothing as partners but I think in ways I really get inspired most by poses so it makes sense that I am inspired so much by this event.

The other part is the support and encouragement I’ve received from Brenna, Lucky and several others that are a part of my little tribe. I know the people with which I can count on and I know that if I ask for their advice that I would get a straight answer without any bs responses that would cater to what I wanted to hear and that’s something anyone would want out of their people.

I also earned a new brand partner which as soon as there is a new item to blog I will talk about it more and truthfully I am still pinching myself believing that it actually happened but it shows me that hard work pays off even when you least expect it to which is why I chose “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons as my soundtrack for this blog entry. It is my current state of mind and also there is a line in it about paying dues and as a blogger I know I pay them all the time without ever really wanting anything in return.

The hairstyle I have on is the latest release at TMD by Modulus, which is of course a favorite brand (not just saying it because I blog for them but I do consider the teams I am apart of favorites as well as being passionate about them). “Miles” is a short style that has a few little strands of hair that run along the eyebrow region.

Out of the latest release that Modulus has made I figured this worked best as my pixels are parked on top of the fictional version of the CN Tower, aka Bad Unicorns “Tower 6”. To be completely honest though the real me would never be that brave to try and find a way to just chill on top of a huge place like that without a parachute mainly because I’m deathly afraid of heights; it’s a good thing nothing happens if you accidentally fall off something tall in Second Life.

Landing is not impactful nor will it cause permanent damage to you.

Modulus – Miles Hair

  • 100% original “nex-gen” alpha mesh
  • 5 color HUD packs + integrated tinting on the HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK is also available
  • Left or right mirrored versions
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 01/30/19

For The Men Jail I have two items in my style to share and I will start with the “Isis Eyes” by Madame Noir. I have to say that this are definitely more for fantasy looks but I like them so much I really didn’t care (as I don’t really do those kinds of photos although I should). Each color has a metallic feel to it which works great with many lighting sources to pull out their intensity.

The jacket I have on is from Kaju, I wore a sweater from this store in the blog that featured me doing insane sledding. This item is called the “Eric Jacket” and is an open styled jacket with a shirt that has 6 different colors for each part in the FATPACK version. Kaju in the last few rounds of TMJ have put out some great items that I have been excited about showing off and I hope this trend continues. I hope that readers of this blog check this store out and give them some love and support because I definitely feel they deserve it.

Madame Noir – Isis Eyes

  • Mesh eyeballs with HUD included in pack
  • Applier HUDs for both CATWA and LeLutka
  • 13 different iris styles to choose from
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Kaju – Eric Jacket

  • Original Mesh
  • Single styles for sale
  • FATPACK includes HUD with 6 color choices (for Jacket and Shirt)
  • Fitted for Signature Gianni Only
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Sometimes with events I get introduced to stores that I may have never heard of before or know very little about. To me that is akin to listening to the radio or going on YouTube to watch videos and finding new music to listen to that I am likely to become a fan of. So for this round of Pose Fair I have been introduced to a store called POSIES, which I have the honor of blogging their “Men Mood Sits” pose pack.

Sitting poses are tricky sometimes because I always feel like if I use them with a piece of furniture that already has poses, it is somewhat like false advertising because if someone chooses to go look for the furniture in the photo and tests out the poses while not finding the pose that I used it can be very disappointing I imagine. Being that there is not any poses in the tower, I am able to use this set without feeling guilty or leading someone astray.

One of the best things I like about this set is that it offers mirror poses (some sides photograph better just like in real life) and also has versions for short and tall avatars. That truly is an amazing thing that I think could be considered by pose creators in the future as not everyone is the same height on the grid (there are short avatars; some that are mid sized like myself and then there are some that could give the Jolly Green Giant a run for his money).

POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack

  • Bento enabled poses (bento viewer required)
  • 10 poses in all
  • Short, Tall and Mirror variations included
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

I hope the positivity of this pose carries on to anyone reading this because good things can happen when you least expect them too. This is definitely something that I hope I don’t come down from and that all of the inspiration, support and encouragement that I receive from those closest to me and also the blogger community when it applies can be given back in any way I possibly can.

Perhaps on social media finding another blogger’s posting and sharing it with a kind word sometime during this week is a challenge I issue to myself and to those visiting and reading this post. Appreciation can go a long way and how fair it goes is up to everyone. On that note, I am finishing this one up and going to figure out what’s next.

Keep the conversations going and have some fun browsing and shopping all the latest events! Until next time…

B


POSE: POSIES – Men Mood Sit Pose Pack @ Pose FairNEW

TOWER: Bad Unicorn – Tower 6

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Miles @ TMDNEW
EYES: Madame Noir – Isis Eyes @ The Men JailNEW

JACKET: Kaju – Eric Jacket @ The Men JailNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash
SHOES: FLi. – Fliverse Low (Black)

[#574] This Is Gospel

‘Cause these words are knives and often leave scars
The fear of falling apart
And truth be told, I never was yours
The fear, the fear of falling apart

Panic! At The Disco, ♫This Is Gospel

After realizing that I’ve been hitting Pose Fair super hard (which is still continuing because I’m insane) I also had to remind myself that there are still plenty of excellent things from The Men Jail to blog and get out there on the interwebs as well as a backdrop from Paparazzi that’s been needing my attention. Yes, I am also using a pose from Pose Fair so there are tons of awesome things here.

I’ll start off with the “Preach The Word” backdrop from Paparazzi which is what I would consider a techno church (that is the visual representation I am guessing). This part of the scene is what prompted me to use Panic! At The Disco’s “This Is Gospel” for the sounds of his entry. It is probably one of my top five songs done by the Brandon Urie led band (which sometimes is just him depending on if you know anything about its history). I found PATD’s music several years ago which I freely admit I’m a late adopter because I’d only heard “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” now and again but didn’t really look into them more until the track “Nine In The Afternoon” became a playable track on the Rock Band game series.

The neon in the backdrop nails the overall essence of the backdrop and truthfully I’m not trying to make any kind of religious statement or anything like that, I just love how this looks it worked with the idea I had and I ran with it just to clarify (even if I don’t really have to and I don’t feel obligated either).

Paparazzi – Preach The Word Backdrop:

  • Original Mesh build
  • Modifiable to suit photography needs
  • Lighting and neon glow built in
  • Currently for sale @ the Paparazzi in-world location

Starting out with the first item I have from The Men Jail I will go from top to bottom to make it easier for me. My hairstyle is from Letituier called “Deric” and the best way for me to describe it if I was asked is that it is a bit of a new age mop do. It has a futuristic vibe or perhaps a throwback to the 80’s feel to it but it is bunch up at the top of the head.

My description of hairstyles is likely not a benefit but I always figure at least the visuals give a better representation of what is being sold; I would also say for the people that like outside the box type hairstyles then Letituier is the way to go then. They are often at TMJ so I get to see the differences from one release to another and when I want to try something that isn’t your basic barbershop style it is a quick go to.

Letituier – Deric Hair:

  • Original mesh
  • 6 color HUDs to choose from
  • FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

There is at least one time to my memory that I recall featuring eyes by the brand, Gloom. I really do love eyes and the fact that it doesn’t matter if there’s tons of different stores out on the grid there is something for everyone. This store has also made quite a few appearances in previous rounds of TMJ and their eyes are totally worth blogging and letting people out there know they exist.

There are only a small handful of colors in this pack but I think what is offered in this pack will entice both those in the market for new peepers or those who like to dabble in role-play situations and want to give their fantasy look a bit of a boost. Also I think that Gloom having appliers for the major applier types helps as well because then no one is left out that might want to give them a try.

Getting a close-up of them was also important to me as well so that some of the detail could be seen. Farther back shots which I take when I want to get at least 3/4 of a pose that I’m blogging restricts getting a good view of the details as normally they wouldn’t be seen without getting extremely close in person either.

Gloom – Stargaze Collection:

  • Applier HUDs for CATWA, Genus and LeLutka (sold separately)
  • 9 colors to choose from (8 sold separately)
  • FATPACK also available
  • Left and right side applier HUD (can be mixed and matched)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

The baggy pants I have on are a particular style that I have not worn probably in a good while, possibly even more than a year or longer but RL Fashion released the “Baggy Pants” for TMJ and with the Unleashed “Crewneck Shirt” I paired them with made up my full wardrobe. Wearing jeans and slacks is easy and you can find them at every event but to take a step out in baggies is to me one of those “straying from the usual lane” that I tend to fall under.

One thing I can say for certain is at least virtually I don’t have to worry about wind because with these pants I feel that it would be pretty drafty especially in the winter months that I’m experiencing so there is a bright side there. Another thing that I can say in the positive for RL Fashions is they do offer an good range of different colors of these pants which may make it difficult for potential buyers but they are very affordable and picking up more than one won’t break the $L balance.

RL Fashion – Baggy Pants:

  • Original mesh
  • 12 different fabric colors (sold separately)
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 01/28/19

Grafica Poses has two releases for Pose Fair in the January round (one of which is a male standing pose pack and the other a male sitting pack, of which I’ve chosen the standing to blog). Diwedd is a excellent pose pack that is straight forward and doesn’t have extremely crazy moments and while there is nothing wrong with that I felt that putting my arms behind my back is not a position I pose myself in often. 2019 is for me going to be a year of doing different things whether it be different styles of clothing, poses, skins or whatever happens to not be something I do regularly.

This blog pack is precisely 10 poses (five poses with five mirrors) that have really good fluidity and there were several candidates that could have easily made the photo I took turn out different but intuition when it is strong will not usually steer you in the wrong direction. I like the arms positioned behind the body which could indicate fidgeting or uncomfortability. Though there are people out there that tend to feel or act that way in a church which makes sense as well.

I would have posted the pose key with the blog but after looking on Flickr and through different medias there was not one with all the poses on it (only just one with the store ad I saw). Taking a trip to the fair will allow the poses to be tested and that allows for flexibility with purchasing.

Grafica Poses – Diwedd Pose Pack:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required)
  • 5 different poses (5 mirror poses also included)
  • Exclusively @ Pose Fair until 01/31/19

This certainly was a lot to get through and I did my best to keep from word vomiting as much as possible but for those readers that made it this far you get the tasty metaphorical pastry of your choice! Having this many things to talk about and make sure the right information is presented adds a bit of difficulty to the mix. Many probably skipped to the good part and went right for the credits and if I didn’t enjoy reading and came to this blog I’d likely do the same thing.

On that note though I will end things with those previously mentioned credits and take a small breather before working one the next blog that has actually already been photographed (during the mass photo session of this past weekend). More awesome things to feature and hopefully get people excited about as I am excited about them (or what would be the point of blogging them right?)

May the conversations keep flowing and hope that this inspires people to get creative or go on a great shopping excursion! Bye for now!!!

B


POSE: Grafica Poses – Diwedd @ Pose FairNEW

BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Preach The Word

HAIR: Letituier – Deric Hair @ The Men JailNEW
EYES: Gloom – Stargaze Collection @ The Men JailNEW
BEARD: f u o e y (MP) – Ricardo Beard

SHIRT: Unleashed – Crewneck Shirt
PANTS: RL Fashion – Baggy Pants @ The Men JailNEW
SHOES: DossiEr – Sneakers High Top Forever

[#568] Save It ‘Til The Morning After

Don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after
No, don’t say a prayer for me now
Save it ’til the morning after

Duran Duran., ♫Save A Prayer

Recently in a conversation the topic of doing things differently than I’m used to and maybe I find myself playing it safe more often than not because it is the easier way to do things. One thing I took to heart during this conversation is I may be missing out on potential opportunities because of not pushing the envelope even further…in the vein of that conversation I am taking a step out of my comfort zone and turning up the sexy and just because I’m not going the “Full Monty” doesn’t mean I’m not stepping it up.

Leave it to the imagination and always leave people wanting more…so perhaps that is what I’m doing.

This is my first ever time blogging an item by Cubura and it isn’t because I dislike their products it is just mostly they are a bit more edgier than I’ve been used to in my 4+ years of blogging. Throwing caution to the wind I said the heck with it and am giving the “Drew Shorts” a try. They are pretty form fitting with some emphasis around the nether regions but not as aggressively as some products I’ve seen around the grid. Another bright side is that there is so many options to color various parts of the shorts that you could wear a different version just about every day for a very long time.

Cubura Drew Shorts:

  • Original mesh
  • Shorts, Edges, Strips and Strings colorable via HUD
  • 10+ colors per each colorable area
  • Fitted sizes for Aesthetic (Enzo), Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

UrbanStreet is a brand that I have blogged before in the past and this time I have their newest tattoo release “Sentence” on my skin. This tattoo contains elements of geometric shapes along with skulls in what I would best describe as a type of Samoan or Polynesian type pattern and comes with Light, Dark and Middle opacity types which gives the buyer the best option that suits them. For tattoo enthusiasts who are looking for something that looks to fit the dangerous type this is worth taking a look at when it becomes available to the public.

I have a feeling that I will be doing quite a few blogs in the next few weeks with tattoos as there are lot of them that I’ve had on my list to blog and this was the kickoff to start utilizing them more often.

UrbanStreet Sentence Tattoo:

  • Light, Medium and Dark opacity
  • Omega and Signature applier HUDS
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

I‘m saving my favorite part of what I’m blogging in this photo for last; simply because for me it is what inspired me to pull together the rest of what made this image work in my head. Bent Poses put together a three pose set designed to display what the morning grind might be like and while most of the time I’m NOT a morning person, the times I am there’s nothing wrong with a warm cup of coffee and a quick glance over the paper….well more like the Entertainment and Sports pages as I’m mostly checked out to world events at the moment.

The #Sundays set includes a mesh coffee cup and newspaper which upon wear activates the pose its intended for, and the third pose combines both the cup and paper which can be seen in my photo because I thought the pose looked really cool and it’s not often I do things like that (especially in very little clothing) but you have to live a little every now and then.

Bent #Sundays Pose & Prop Set:

  • Bento enabled poses (Bento viewer required)
  • Coffee cup and newspaper props included
  • 3 different poses in all (activated by wearing props)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail starting 01/08/19 through 01/28/19

By now it’s probably easy to see that the theme of this blog was items that will be appearing in the January round of The Men’s Jail that starts on Tuesday, the 08th. When the doors officially open I definitely encourage all the fellas who may view this blog to give it a look because as I’ve shown there are various types of items sold at the event like clothing, tattoos, and poses as an example.

The soundtrack to this blog was a bit of overflow from taking a stroll back in music time as I ventured into the 80’s last blog with WHAM! and stuck around for a moment to pull out this gem by Duran Duran who have a special place for me. My main motivation for selecting it was for it’s references to the morning after which could be where I’m at with the coffee and paper.

Hopefully I can keep up this streak of posts because it’s been really good for me to be on a roll like this and also while I’m still on a run I will get as much as I can out without completely wearing myself out. By Tuesday I figure it will be likely worth a day off and I can recharge and perhaps just take photos to keep things going but reserve posting for a day or so but depends on how things go.

For now I’m going to drop those credits and see what more I can do to get back here again.

B


POSE: BENT – #Sundays @ The Men JailNEW

TATTOO: UrbanStreet – Sentence @ The Men JailNEW

SHORTS: Cubura – Drew Shorts @ The Men JailNEW

[#562] Maybe We’ll Find Better Days

I wish everyone was loved tonight
And somehow stop this endless fight
Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days

Goo Goo Dolls, ♫Better Days

Decidedly I took some time to think about this year and the holidays and I wanted to do a blog that didn’t focus on the struggles I deal with specifically during this time of year. What I wanted to do was find something that had meaning and “Better Days” by the Goo Goo Dolls was my way of doing that. It’s not a Christmas song but applies to the holidays and is as applicable now as it was when it was released twelve (12) years ago.

Humankind sometimes fails to forget the little things like wanting the best for their fellow person (be it man or woman) and often times people can come off as snarky, unkind, or devoid of feeling. Yes we all have our own battles going on in our lives whether it be our own or those closest to us but more often then not we dismiss what other people are going through. The veteran who might have lost a limb, the person that lost their job and has to resort to living on the streets, or even the child that is in the hospital with a severe disease.

There are people out there that need help in many ways and not all of us can afford to donate money, those that can I applaud you greatly. For the rest of us who may not have that option we can donate our time and our ear or shoulder to a person that may just need five to ten minutes to talk about their day and to see that what they are saying isn’t meaningless.

Lately it has felt as if the world has become more bitter than I remember and I am not going to point a finger at this or that because that won’t solve anything. As the year comes closer to a close I hope that we all can start to prepare to be our best selves in 2019 and help even one person on that past to be their best self because the world can be a great place (I’ve seen how good it can be without rose colored glasses).

It’s something to think about and I hope that anyone who does happen to stumble upon this blog post takes it to heart because as the song says “Just a chance that maybe we’ll find better days”.


There is still a few days left to shop the December round of The Men’s Department and after having made several trips there for things (and there may be one more stop before it closes up for the final time of 2018), I went back because I happened to get an awesome gift of credit to the Deadwool store. Fortunate for me the Deadwool vendors at TMD allow you to use giftcards/store credit so I was able to bring home with me the entire pack of the “Deserter Jacket”.

When I first saw this jacket at the beginning of the month I knew I had to have it but other things were a necessity before I was to even consider getting even one of the single colors but I was spared by receiving the gift card. There are three parts of the jacket that you can color change in the FATPACK with the included HUD.

One thing that I truly like best about this jacket is that it isn’t pristine and it has a worn look to it like it’s been with me for ages…suppose it could be considered “vintage” perhaps? Deadwool has once again made me a happy customer and has me waiting to see what the brand will put out next.

Deadwool Deserter Jacket FATPACK:

  • 100% original mesh
  • HUD changes 3 parts (Jacket, Lining, and shirt)
  • Many color choices to choose from
  • Shirt can be turned on or off
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake), Signature (Geralt, Gianni) and SLink Physique mesh bodies.
  • Exclusively @ TMD until 12/30/18

The Man Cave event is currently going strong with a lot of great things to check out like the “Owen Hair” by Modulus. This mid-length side swept hair is definitely a style that I feel suits me well and I can also say it looks better on me in a color other than black as well. The way it flows down the side of the face without covering the eyes also is something I like as well (adding that I can wear it on either side of my face with mirrored versions).

One of my weaknesses I feel is talking about hair even though one of my brand partners is a hair store, I seem to let me photos do the talking for them more than I can type things down for all to see. My descriptions are probably not the best but it is something I’m working on and will continue to work on moving forward into next year.

To simplify things, I like this hair and I think many fellas out there will enjoy it as much as I do.

Modulus Owen Hair:

  • 100% original nex-gen alpha mesh
  • 5 color packs + integrated tinting in HUD
  • 40 color FATPACK also available
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until 01/09/18

Even though I’ve finished my requirement this month for The Men Jail event I still have items I want to blog from it while it is still open (which is for another couple days). I really liked the idea of pairing the Deadwool jacket with the “Brush Wash” Jeans by CHEERNO because to me they really fit well in the fact that they both have a vintage and worn look. Ever since CHEERNO started making clothing again there has been a lot of items that I’ve enjoyed blogging and this once fits in that category.

I can’t say exactly why I like distressed jeans with fraying holes other than it reminds me a bit of the grunge rock era that was essential to my formative years. It’s where I discovered the music that would inspire me with writing and also the films and shows that would play a role along with several teachers in school to help mold me into who I am today.

At the event there are also plain and muddy versions of the jeans which I think are just as cool and well worth checking out if The Men Jail hasn’t been a part of a planned shopping excursion (because it should be).

CHEERNO Brush Wash Jeans [Pack]:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD contains 6 different distressed denim colors
  • Fitted sizes for Belleza (Jake) and Signature (Gianni) mesh bodies
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

The holiday beverage that is in my hand comes from the Anti-Event and is made by Flair ‘n’ Style. The “Creamy Christmas Drink” is the caffeinated beverage I needed to help me get through several long days and also the photo taking for this blog. It is holiday themed with a straw (I’ll say it’s paper and not plastic) as well as a candy cane which everyone knows (except those who do not like them) are delicious.

Included with the drink are both wearable and rezzable versions of the drink along with resize and texture HUDs, the former has 6 different types to choose from all with festive cup designs. I may be just a tad cute for the overall feel of what I have done with this scene but in a way it fits too because the protagonist walking down the street has clearly been out probably looking for last minute gifts or somewhere to donate (like the Salvation Army for example).

Flair ‘n’ Style Creamy Christmas Drink:

  • Original Mesh
  • Left and Right Holdable versions
  • Rezzable version for decor use included
  • Resize and Texture HUDs (6 different styles to choose from)
  • Exclusively @ Anti-Event until 01/07/18

Before I end this post I saved a one of the crucial parts of this scene for last. The “Dickens Street” Backdrop by Paparazzi is something that I felt really clicked with the idea and also the song choice that I made to correspond with the blog. The distressed clothing and walking past Ebeneezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley’s office which is famously from the literary classic “A Christmas Carol” felt right because perhaps maybe it was a future Tiny Tim walking by and remembering his childhood.

I love the detail of this build as it has a good feel to it and the built in lighting from the street lamps is just perfect (which I was hoping along with my chosen lighting would really make this scene magical). The backdrop was first a part of the Tannenbaum event which has since closed but luckily Drew puts out her items in her store after they’ve moved out of events. It’s certainly worth taking a look at to see what might inspire other photos or could be saved to do something with next year but either way it is an inspired piece.

At least for me it was.

I‘ve gone on long enough and there’s always work to be done so I’ll part for now with the style credits in my wake and feel good about what this post means personally and hope that it has meaning for others out there too.

Until our paths cross again down the road,

B


BACKDROP: Paparazzi (Store / MP) – Dickens Street

POSE: Ana Poses – Lajubljana

HAIR: Modulus (Store / MP) – Owen Hair @ Man CaveNEW
BEARD: DossiEr – ReppoC @ Man CaveNEW

JACKET: Deadwool – Deserter Jacket @ TMDNEW
JEANS: CHEERNO – JEANS Brush Wash [PACK] @ The Men JailNEW

BEVERAGE: Flair ‘n’ Style – Creamy Christmas Drink @ Anti-EventNEW

[#561] Santa Claus Is Coming…To Town

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry
You’d better not pout, I’m telling you why
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town

Bruce Springsteen, ♫Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Seasons Greetings from These Conversations Kill and of course me, Brennan. Many might be wondering if their eyesight is wrong or they need to adjust their monitors but I decided to do something out of the ordinary that I usually don’t do and that’s show a lot more skin. I’m also putting Santa Claus in more of a pg-13 light and that I would say is an interesting concept.

This post is filled with goodies from The Men Jail including my use of a Gacha set by PBM Decor aka PeeBee MacMillan. This Christmas gacha is very well made and I have to say that it was one of the main reasons that I chose to do this blog because with the glass of milk, plate of cookies, and a fireplace where stockings can be placed along with an excellent armchair for me to park myself, it’s well worth giving it a look for those that are big on decor and also things that deal with the holidays.

PBM Decor Christmas Set Gacha:

  • Original Mesh
  • 11 items (9 commons, 2 RARES)
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

While my version of Santa isn’t in his trademark suit, I thought it would be interesting to pattern my look with the Gild “Boxers-B White Lined” FATPACK which has a pair of red boxers with a white outline…perfect for representing my new vision for the man from the North Pole. My idea centers around Santa having a pretty wild night with the Mrs. and she leaves him a parting gift before it’s time to get ready to deliver gifts all over the world.

For those that like these boxers but are not as much a fan of the white outline there is black-line version and that I feel is a good way to make everyone happy which is a good move Gild, I definitely applaud you for it!

Gild Boxers-B White-Lined FATPACK:

  • Original mesh
  • 6 colors in the set (also sold separately)
  • Black-Line version also available
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

The final item from my haul from The Men Jail makes my version of Santa capable of finding himself on the “Naughty List”. It seems that his evening with Mrs. Claus involved scratching and smacking which can be seen in the form of KAOS Tattoos “Spank” applier. I have a feeling that there is a market that will use this for a lot less innocent photos than I’m capable of but to each their own I say! Santa most likely has a few things that he doesn’t want the elves or reindeer knowing about if you catch my drift?

KAOS Tattos Spank Tattoo:

  • Applier HUDs for Belleza, Maitreya, Omega and SLink
  • Omega HUD applier for face scratches
  • Exclusively @ The Men Jail until 12/28/18

Last year I recall blogging some holiday items and dubbing myself “Hipster Santa” and this year I may not be as much of a hipster; it might be said that I upgraded a little. My beard is one of the latest releases from DossiEr called the “Reppo” beard which is a full pack which I like because some stores divide into color packs but at least this way if I choose to wear a different color I can just pick it in the HUD and I’m done!

I’ve already seen DossiEr post a WIP of a new beard so for fans of the brand there’s definitely exciting news and I welcome that because well I did say in the last blog that I consider myself a virtual beard connoisseur (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

DossiEr ReppoC Beard:

  • Original mesh
  • HUD includeds 12 different color choices
  • Fitted sizes for CATWA ( Daniel, Stanley and Victor) and LeLutka (Andrea)
  • Exclusively @ Man Cave until 01/09/18

Several items that I have as a part of the scene that are not new or event items include the “Scary Gary” skin by Session Skins, I felt like it was perfectly aged for my portrayal of Santa as I combined it with the “Aaron Hair” by Vango. My look wouldn’t be complete though without the Caboodle “Holiday Hat” which I’ve had since the holidays last year and never used and I believe they even have it for purchase at the Linden Lab “Shop & Hop” if you haven’t been there I’d definitely encourage a trip there as many top designers have new and old products for great prices.

This is all the time I have for this blog post but I hope all my readers, friends, and family have a wonderful holiday and I am going to take a day or two break before I get back to blogging to enjoy the holiday and all the wonderful food, beverage and time with those closest to me. Be safe and responsible and I look forward to continuing on to get a couple more posts in before 2018 is no longer.

Until next,

B


SKIN: Session Skins – Scary Gary ✦ Group Gift
HAIR: Vango. – Aaron
BEARD: Dossier – ReppoC @ Man CaveNEW
BODY MARKS: KAOS Tattoo – Spank @ The Men JailNEW

SKYBOX: Trompe Loeil – Cagivi Industrial Skybox
FIREPLACE: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Fireplace RARE @ The Men JailNEW
ARMCHAIR: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Armchair RARE @ The Men JailNEW
TABLE: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Table @ The Men JailNEW
CANDLE: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Poinsettia Candle @ The Men JailNEW
MILK: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Milk Glass @ The Men JailNEW
COOKIES: PBM Decor – [Christmas Set] Cookie Plate @ The Men JailNEW